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MEDIA AVAILABILIY AND RESOURCES TENNESSEE TECH FOOTBALL PRACTICE All Tennessee Tech football practices are open to the public and media. However, all interview requests for coaches and players must come through the Sports Information office and football contacts Thomas Corhern and Mike Lehman. Interviews will not be held during practice unless permitted by Coach Alexander and his staff.

OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE WEEKLY TELECONFERENCE Coach Alexander will participate weekly on the Ohio Valley Conference’s football teleconference. That will be held every Tuesday morning during the season, starting at 10 a.m. On the week of Oct. 22, the call will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24 due to OVC Basketball Media Day in Evansville, Ind. Coach Alexander will appear at the 10:56 a.m. timeslot. To access the call, dial 1-615-280-8014. Contact Kyle Schwartz at the OVC (kschwartz@ovc.org) or Thomas Corhern at Tech (tcorhern@tntech.edu) for the teleconference passcode.

PHONE INTERVIEWS Requests for phone interviews with coaches and players must be made to football contact Thomas Corhern -- (931) 372-6139 or tcorhern@tntech.edu -- or Sports Information Director Mike Lehman -- (931) 372-3088 or mlehman@tntech.edu. Requests will then be submitted to Coach Alexander for approval and scheduling. Please also provide a number for the interview subject to contact as personal numbers will not be provided.

IN-PERSON INTERVIEWS Requests for in-person interviews with coaches and players must be made to football contact Thomas Corhern -- (931) 372-6139 or tcorhern@tntech.edu -- or Sports Information Director Mike Lehman -- (931) 372-3088 or mlehman@tntech.edu. Requests will then be submitted to Coach Alexander for approval and scheduling. Please note that post-practice interviews will be preferred.

TTUSPORTS.COM The online home of Golden Eagle Athletics, the TTUsports.com website provides up-to-date information on all of Tennessee Tech’s varsity teams, including recaps, bios, statistics, media guides/record books and more. For football, the site’s page contains the latest rosters, coaching staff information, notes and schedule.

OVCSPORTS.COM The website for the Ohio Valley Conference contains in-depth information for all of the member institutions, as well as record books for all of the league’s participating sports.

TENNESSEE TECH SPORTS INFORMATION SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR MIKE LEHMAN (Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Golf, Women’s Golf) (931) 372-3088 mlehman@tntech.edu

SPORTS INFORMATION COORDINATOR THOMAS CORHERN (Football, Softball) (931) 372-6139 tcorhern@tntech.edu

SPORTS INFORMATION COORDINATOR NATE PERRY (Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, Cross Country, Track and Field) (931) 372-6139 nperry@tntech.edu

SPORTS INFORMATION COORDINATOR DYLAN VAZZANO (Women’s Soccer, Men’s Tennis) (931) 372-3883 dvazzano@tntech.edu

CREDENTIALS Media seeking credentials should contact football contact Thomas Corhern -- (931) 372-6139 / tcorhern@tntech.edu -- or Sports Information Director Mike Lehman -- (931) 372-3088 / mlehman@tntech.edu. Media will call is located on the west side of Tucker Stadium. The OVC has announced an extension of its media rights deal with ESPN that will make ESPN+, the first multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company Direct-to-Consumer & International segment, the exclusive home of regular season and OVC Championship broadcasts. This season 36 OVC football games will air on ESPN+ (eight other games will be on ESPN3). Fans can subscribe to ESPN+ for $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year). ESPN+ is an integrated part of the completely redesigned ESPN App and also available on the web, iPhone, iPad, tvOS, Android Handset, Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast and FireTV. More information can be found at www.OVCSports.com/ESPN.

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2018 MEDIA GUIDE NEW ERA BEGINS: Thursday’s game marks the first game for Dewayne Alexander as the head coach of the Tennessee Tech football team. Alexander is in his fourth tenure with the Golden Eagles, serving as a GA running backs coach in 1997-98, defensive line coach in 2002-03, assistant head coach and offensive line coach from 2013-15 and was the acting head coach after Watson Brown resigned in 2015. Following the Marcus Satterfield’s run in 2016 and 2017, Alexander became the Golden Eagles’ 12th head football coach on Dec. 22, 2017. EVERY GAME IS HOMECOMING: With the return of Dewayne Alexander as Tech’s head coach, the Golden Eagles also have five additional coaches who either played or coached at Tennessee Tech -- associate head coach/ tight ends coach Doug Malone, offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Tre Lamb, linebackers coach Bruce Hatfield, outside linebackers coach/special teams coordinator Taylor Hennigan (son of Tech football legend Mike Hennigan) and defensive line coach Sam Williamson. Tech’s Director of Football Operations and Leadership Development Chip Pugh was also the former Director of Athletic Development, while Academics Coordinator Cody Matthews is a former Golden Eagle player.

COACHING ASSIGNMENTS Dewayne Alexander - Head Coach Doug Malone - Associate Head Coach/Tight Ends Tre Lamb - Offensive Coordinator Donnie Suber - Defensive Coordinator Dominique Davenport - Running Backs Bruce Hatfield - Linebackers Taylor Hennigan - Ouside Linebackers/Special Teams Fred Marshall - Cornerbacks Adam Mims - Wide Receivers Jake Thornton - Offensive Line Sam Williamson - Defensive Line

Sideline Sideline Booth Sideline Booth Booth Sideline Booth Sideline Sideline Sideline

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 1 DAMI ADEKUNJO 2 ADERICK Moore 10 Nick MADONIA 13 Chris MCELDERRY 15 MACKELL Pippen 21 David GIST 22 QUINTAVIOUS Boyd 29 Adam SWAYZE 31 Eriq FADAHUNSI 36 Cole HUNER 37 KALIB Graves 38 DI’ANDRE Johnson 41 Ethan GUINN 56 Michael SCAVO 58 TRAE LATHAM 65 Xavier SCHLUETER 67 Riley BODINE 72 MACKENAN Thompson 74 McKenize VIAU 75 SCHAEFER ALMOYAN 82 Seth HUNER 84 Clint ZIERKE 86 Taylor UBERTI 88 D.J. WILKES 93 HAIDAR ZAIDAN 99 JALE’N GLADNEY

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QUICK FACTS THE UNIVERSITY Location Cookeville, Tenn. Enrollment 10,504 Founded March 27, 1915 Conference Ohio Valley Colors Purple (PMS 266) and Gold (PMS 109) Nickname Golden Eagles President Dr. Philip Oldham Director of Athletics Mark Wilson Faculty Athletics Representative Dr. Jeff Roberts FOOTBALL HISTORY First Season 1922 All-Time Record 420-506-31 All-Time OVC Record 214-253-3 First Year of Division I FCS 1978 Division I FCS Record 178-269-2 OVC Championships 10 All-Americans 31 Postseason Appearances 4 FCS Playoff Appearances 1 COACHING STAFF Head Coach Alma Mater Collegiate Career Record (Years) Tennessee Tech Record (Years) Offensive Coordinator Alma Mater Defensive Coordinator Alma Mater TEAM INFORMATION 2017 Overall Record 2017 OVC Record/Finish

Dewayne Alexander Tennessee Tech, 1989 41-33 (8th) 0-0 (1st) Tre Lamb Tennessee Tech, 2013 Donnie Suber Georgia Southern, 2013 1-10 1-7/Ninth

2017 OVC STANDINGS School Jacksonville State Austin Peay Eastern Illinois UT Martin Eastern Kentucky Southeast Missouri Tennessee State Murray State Tennessee Tech

Overall OVC 10-2 8-0 8-4 7-1 6-5 5-3 6-5 4-4 4-7 3-5 3-8 3-5 6-5 2-5 3-8 2-5 1-10 1-7

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2018 TENNESSEE TECH FOOTBALL ROSTER ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. Name 1 Dami Adekunjo 5 Anthony Akers 43 Blake Alberts 75 Schaefer Almoyan 70 Manny Aviña 67 Riley Bodine 22 Quintavious Boyd 51 Barrett Brown 14 Adam Browner 6 Alex Carling 18 Seth Carlisle 20 Tai Carter 8 Brad Clark 80 Hunter Coleman 73 JayQuan Coles 8 Tim Collins 87 Hunter Cope 79 Nathan Counts 54 Daly Cull 9 Josh Cunningham 33 Riley Darden 61 Joe Dennis 7 Jeremiah Edwards 4 Eriq Fadahunsi 14 Shannon Fayne 4 Bailey Fisher 11 A.J. Flemister 19 R.D. Ford 77 Bryson Garrett 21 David Gist 99 Jale’n Gladney 23 Andrew Goldsmith 37 Kalib Graves 41 Ethan Guinn 16 Jackson Guy 59 Norman Hand 5 Melvin Holland Jr. 28 Slater Howard 50 Kurt Huff 36 Cole Huner 82 Seth Huner 38 Di’Andre Johnson 63 Eric Kareem 71 Jarrett Key 89 Tavin Kilpatrick 94 Richie Koons 25 Branson Kramm 58 Trae Latham 44 Josh Lee 39 Randy Lewis 10 Nick Madonia 66 Bryce Martin 12 Drew Martin 31 Luke Maynard 35 DeMarius McBroom 90 Matthew McClurg

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NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name 1 Dami Adekunjo 2 Aderick Moore 2 Cam Singletary 3 Deven Sullivan 4 Eriq Fadahunsi 4 Bailey Fisher 5 Anthony Akers 5 Melvin Holland Jr. 6 Alex Carling 7 Jeremiah Edwards 7 Josh Poplar 8 Brad Clark 8 Tim Collins 9 Josh Cunningham 10 Nick Madonia 10 Cade Smith 11 A.J. Flemister 12 Drew Martin 12 Deontay Wilson 13 Chris McElderry 14 Adam Browner 14 Shannon Fayne 15 Marcus McMeans 15 Luke Ward 16 Jackson Guy 16 Brian Thompson 17 Darrius Stafford 18 Seth Carlisle 19 R.D. Ford 20 Tai Carter 21 David Gist 22 Quintavious Boyd 23 Andrew Goldsmith 24 Mackell Pippen 25 Branson Kramm 26 Jamaal Thompson 27 Aidan Raines 28 Slater Howard 29 Adam Swayze 30 Will Warner 31 Luke Maynard 32 D.J. Worthy 33 Riley Darden 34 Heath Rexroat 35 DeMarius McBroom 36 Cole Huner 37 Kalib Graves 38 Di’Andre Johnson 39 Randy Lewis 40 Andrew Swicegood 41 Ethan Guinn 42 Bryson Tolley 43 Blake Alberts 44 Josh Lee 45 Storm Williams 46 Sam Oldham

Pos. DB LB WR RB DB QB DL WR TE WR LB WR DL WR K QB DB QB DB DL QB DB DB QB QB DB WR DB WR DB RB DB RB DB WR DB DB WR DB LB P RB DB RB DB DB WR DB LB DL LB LB P LB LB DL

Ht. 6-0 6-1 5-8 6-3 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-5 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-5 5-10 5-10 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-4 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-3 5-10 5-11 5-10 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-0 5-9 5-8 6-0 5-10 5-9 6-0 5-9 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-2 5-11 6-0

Wt. 180 245 162 215 190 195 290 206 245 160 220 200 250 175 185 190 200 205 190 250 225 195 170 225 200 180 195 205 185 183 190 160 210 165 194 175 180 195 190 205 185 191 184 190 180 160 175 140 210 215 258 220 195 245 195 215

Cl. R-So. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Gr. Sr. Fr. R-Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. R-Jr. Sr. So. Jr. So. Jr. So. Fr. R-Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. So. So. R-Fr. Fr. So. R-So. So. R-Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. R-Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. R-Fr. So. R-Fr. R-Fr. Jr. Fr.

Hometown (Previous School) Clinton, Md. (Glen Burnie HS) Selma, Ala. (Selma HS) Norman Park, Ga. (Colquitt County HS) Tuscumbia, Ala. (Muscle Shoals HS) Bryans Road, Md. (Temple) Tiger, Ga. (Rabun County HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) Ashburn, Va. (Minnesota) Scranton, Pa. (Temple) Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville Central HS) Lakeland, Fla. (Victory Christian Academy) Birmingham, Ala. (Restoration Academy) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) Arrington, Tenn. (Centennial HS) Cookeville, Tenn. (Cookeville HS) Chattanooga, Tenn. (Notre Dame HS) Franklin, Tenn. (Battle Ground Academy) Trussville, Ala. (Trussville HS) Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City HS) New Hope, Ala. (Garden City CC) Nashville, Tenn. (Donelson Christian Academy) Talladega, Ala. (Winterboro HS) Decaturville, Tenn. (Riverside HS) Englewood, Tenn. (McMinn Central HS) Nashville, Tenn. (East Nashville Magnet) Memphis, Tenn. (Kirby HS) Lafayette, Tenn. (Macon County HS) Huntsville, Ala. (Buckhorn HS) Spring Hill, Tenn. (Summit HS) Cookeville, Tenn. (Cookeville HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) Jackson, Tenn. (Trinity Christian Academy) Birmingham, Ala. (Jackson-Olin HS) Springfield, Tenn. (White House-Heritage HS) Hendersonville, Tenn. (Pope John Paul II HS) Mt. Juliet, Tenn. (Mt. Juliet HS) Brentwood, Tenn. (Nashville Christian HS) Spring Hill, Tenn. (Independence HS) Rockwood, Tenn. (Rockwood HS) Bannockburn, Australia (Belmont HS) Kennesaw, Ga. (Sprayberry HS) Tullahoma, Tenn. (Motlow State CC) Jamestown, Tenn. (York Institute) Lebanon, Tenn. (Wilson Central HS) Thompson’s Station, Tenn. (Independence HS) Lebanon, Tenn. (Wilson Central HS) Alcoa, Tenn. (Alcoa HS) Brooklyn, N.Y. (Grand Street HS) Fletcher, N.C. (Reynolds HS) Kingston, Tenn. (Roane County HS) Erwin, Tenn. (Science Hill HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) Kathleen, Ga. (Georgia Southern) Milan, Tenn. (Milan HS) Cookeville, Tenn. (Cookeville HS)

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2018 TENNESSEE TECH FOOTBALL ROSTER 47 48 48 49 50 51 52 54 55 56 57 58 59 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 77 79 80 81 82 83 84 86 87 88 89 90 93 94 95 97 99

Jake Warwick Mitchell McClurg Justin Scott Jack Warwick Kurt Huff Barrett Brown Taylor Underwood Daly Cull Chris Tucker Michael Scavo Mike Rhoades Trae Latham Norman Hand Joe Dennis Aidan Panni Eric Kareem Philipp Tolksdorf Xavier Schlueter Bryce Martin Riley Bodine Wesley Stripling Riley Patton Manny Aviña Jarrett Key Mackenan Thompson JayQuan Coles McKenzie Viau Schaefer Almoyan Bryson Garrett Nathan Counts Hunter Coleman Brian Puckett Seth Huner Landon Miller Clint Zierke Taylor Uberti Hunter Cope D.J. Wilkes Tavin Kilpatrick Matthew McClurg Haidar Zaidan Richie Koons Andrew Williamson Will Whitson Jale’n Gladney

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LB TE LB LB OL DL DL OL DL LB OL OL OL OL LS OL OL DL OL OL OL LS OL LS OL DL OL OL OL OL WR WR WR WR TE WR WR TE TE DL K DL DL LB DL

6-1 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-3 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-2 6-5 6-4 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-5 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-4 6-6 6-5 6-4 6-1 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-4 6-0

230 226 205 215 285 220 280 285 245 225 275 270 255 265 205 310 280 315 280 255 315 195 335 225 280 275 285 290 290 305 195 170 180 180 230 188 180 230 245 245 202 280 235 200 285

Sr. So. R-Fr. Fr. R-Fr. R-Fr. R-Jr. R-Fr. So. Fr. R-Fr. Fr. Jr. R-So. So. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. R-So. Jr. R-So. Fr. Fr. So. R-Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. R-Jr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. R-So. Fr. R-Fr. So.

Alcoa, Tenn. (Alcoa HS) Alcoa, Tenn. (Appalachian State) Acworth, Ga. (Kennesaw Mountain HS) Alcoa, Tenn. (Alcoa HS) Camden, N.J. (Camden HS) Franklin, Tenn. (Memphis) New Market, Ala. (Hazel Green HS) Hendersonville, Tenn. (Memphis) Jackson, Tenn. (Temple) Cookeville, Tenn. (Cookeville HS) Jacksboro, Tenn. (Campbell County HS) Oxford, Ala. (Oxford HS) Walterboro, S.C. (Colleton County HS) Maryville, Tenn. (Heritage HS) Birchwood, Tenn. (Ooltewah HS) Waldorf, Md. (College of the Desert) Norderstedt, Germany (Gymnasium Heidberg) Petersburg, Tenn. (Lincoln County HS) Cincinnati, Ohio (Elder HS) Chattanooga, Tenn. (Baylor School) Knoxville, Tenn. (Mars Hill University) Knoxville, Tenn. (Halls HS) Chino, Calif. (Riverside City College) Livingston, Tenn. (Livingston Academy) Calera, Ala. (Calera HS) Stockbridge, Ga. (Woodland HS) Fairview, Tenn. (Fairview HS) Clarksville, Ga. (Habersham Central HS) Knoxville, Tenn. (Karns HS) Lebanon, Tenn. (Lebanon HS) Roswell, Ga. (Bowling Green) Memphis, Tenn. (Memphis Central HS) Thompson’s Station, Tenn. (Independence HS) Lenoir City, Tenn. (Anderson County HS) Wayne, Ill. (Bartlett HS) Red Lion, Pa. (Red Lion HS) Greenback, Tenn. (Carson-Newman) Jackson, Tenn. (Liberty Tech Magnet HS) Greenback, Tenn. (Greenback HS) Alcoa, Tenn. (Appalachian State) Dearborn, Mich. (Henry County HS) Maryville, Tenn. (Maryville HS) Columbia, Tenn. (Columbia Central HS) Ooltewah, Tenn. (Ooltewah HS) Birmingham, Ala. (Ramsay HS)

48 13 15 83 2 46 62 69 24 7 81 27 34 57 56 65 48 2 10 17 68 3 29 40 16 26 72 64 42 55 86 52 74 15 30 49 47 97 88 45 95 12 32 93 84

Mitchell McClurg Chris McElderry Marcus McMeans Landon Miller Aderick Moore Sam Oldham Aidan Panni Riley Patton Mackell Pippen Josh Poplar Brian Puckett Aidan Raines Heath Rexroat Mike Rhoades Michael Scavo Xavier Schlueter Justin Scott Cam Singletary Cade Smith Darrius Stafford Wesley Stripling Deven Sullivan Adam Swayze Andrew Swicegood Brian Thompson Jamaal Thompson Mackenan Thompson Philipp Tolksdorf Bryson Tolley Chris Tucker Taylor Uberti Taylor Underwood McKenzie Viau Luke Ward Will Warner Jack Warwick Jake Warwick Will Whitson D.J. Wilkes Storm Williams Drew Williamson Deontay Wilson D.J. Worthy Haidar Zaidan Clint Zierke

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8 46 55 5 52 65 99 13 40 4 25 2 7 47 39 11 16 14 29 27 12 29 18 1 22

Tim Collins Sam Oldham Chris Tucker Anthony Akers Taylor Underwood Xavier Schlueter Jale’n Gladney Chris McElderry Andrew Swicegood Eriq Fadahunsi Branson Kramm Aderick Moore Josh Poplar Jake Warwick Randy Lewis A.J. Flemister Brian Thompson Shannon Fayne Adam Swayze Aidan Raines Deontay Wilson Adam Swayze Seth Carlisle Dami Adekunjo Quintavious Boyd

6-5 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-3 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-0 5-10

250 215 245 290 280 315 285 250 235 190 194 245 220 230 210 200 180 195 190 190 190 190 205 180 160

Sr. Fr. So. Sr. R-Jr. Jr. So. Sr. R-Jr. Jr. So. Jr. R-Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. R-So. Fr. R-Jr. R-So. Fr. Jr. So.

Birmingham, Ala. Cookeville, Tenn. Jackson, Tenn. Murfreesboro, Tenn. New Market, Ala. Petersburg, Tenn. Birmingham, Ala. Gadsden, Ala. Fletcher, N.C. Bryans Road, Md. Springfield, Tenn. Selma, Ala. Knoxville, Tenn. Alcoa, Tenn. Brooklyn, N.Y. Chattanooga, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Spring Hill, Tenn. Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Trussville, Ala. Spring Hill, Tenn. Red Boiling Springs, Tenn. Clinton, Md. Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Jr. Fr. R-Fr. R-So. R-Fr. Fr. Jr. So. R-Fr. Fr. So. So. Sr. Jr. Fr. R-Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. Gr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr.

Walterboro, S.C Clarksville, Ga. Jacksboro, Tenn. Chino, Calif. Hendersonville, Tenn. Signal Mountain, Tenn. Waldorf, Md. Norderstedt, Germany Camden, N.J. Calera, Ala. Alcoa, Tenn. Greenback, Tenn. Scranton, Pa. Wayne, Ill. Clayton, Ga. Decaturville, Tenn. Jackson, Tenn. Tuscumbia, Ala. Cookeville, Tenn. Kennesaw, Ga. Ashburn, Va. Huntsville, Ala. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Thompson’s Station, Tenn. Moultrie, Ga. Lakeland, Fla. Roswell, Ga. Nashville, Tenn.

Jr. Fr. Jr. R-Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. R-Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr.

Knoxville, Tenn. Cookeville, Tenn. Thompson’s Station, Tenn. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Arrington, Tenn. Dearborn, Mich. Dearborn, Mich. Arrington, Tenn. Bannockburn, Australia Arrington, Tenn. Jackson, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn.

OFFENSE LT LG C RG RT TE QB RB X F Z

59 75 57 70 54 67 63 64 50 72 48 89 6 84 4 15 23 3 21 32 5 19 9 82 2 8 80 7

Norman Hand Schaefer Almoyan Mike Rhoades Manny Avina Daly Cull Riley Bodine Eric Kareem Philipp Tolksdorf Kurt Huff Mackenan Thompson Mitchell McClurg Tavin Kilpatrick Alex Carling Clint Zierke Bailey Fisher Luke Ward Andrew Goldsmith Deven Sullivan David Gist D.J. Worthy Melvin Holland, Jr. R.D. Ford Josh Cunningham Seth Huner Cam Singletary Brad Clark Hunter Coleman Jeremiah Edwards

6-4 6-6 6-3 6-5 6-1 6-0 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-3 5-11 5-9 6-3 6-3 5-10 5-11 5-8 6-2 6-1 5-10

255 290 275 335 285 255 310 280 285 280 226 245 245 230 195 225 210 215 190 191 206 185 175 180 162 200 195 160

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Riley Patton Jarrett Key Seth Huner Blake Alberts Nick Madonia Haidar Zaidan Haidar Zaidan Nick Madonia Luke Maynard Nick Madonia Andrew Goldsmith Jeremiah Edwards

6-0 6-0 5-11 5-11 5-10 6-0 6-0 5-10 6-0 5-10 6-0 5-10

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Tech football investing in tradition, alumni

s every football season rolls around, one game is selected as the Homecoming game – the event that sees the alumni return to campus, reunite with friends and cheer on the team. For the Tennessee Tech football team, now under the direction of Dewayne Alexander, the feeling is that every game in the confines of Tucker Stadium is a Homecoming. It’s all about reconnecting with the team’s past as it proceeds through its present as everyone builds toward the future. “I’ve said it all along, even as an alum myself, as a former player and as a former coach here, I felt like what our program needed, for lack of a better term, was a shot of purple and gold,” Alexander said. “We needed it. There’s a lot of deep tradition and history here at Tennessee Tech. There’s been a lot of positives here at Tennessee Tech over almost the 100 years we’ve played football here. It was time to rally the troops, so to speak. “I know a lot of the Tech football alumni. Those guys

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want to see this program be successful. Obviously, the current players and the community wants to see us be successful. There are Tech grads and Tech people that care about this place. Who better to turn that around than people who live and breathe it and want to see it?” And the way Alexander is trying to build support back for the program is an inspired one as there are so many people on the staff who have ties to the program in their past. “It was important to me to bring in coaches and people surrounding our program that really wanted to be here and try to get this thing going in the right direction.” Just looking at the coaching staff – offensive coordinator Tre Lamb, assistant coaches Taylor Hennigan, Bruce Hatfield and academics coordinator Cody Matthews all suited up in the purple and gold in their college days, while Alexander, assistant coaches Doug Malone and Sam Williamson and director of football operations and leadership development Chip Pugh have all coached at Tech and been around the Golden Eagle football program.

Tennessee Tech is home to them. “There’s a vested interest,” Alexander said. “For a Tre Lamb, for a Doug Malone who coached here for eight years and loved the program, Bruce Hatfield was a team captain here, Tre Lamb was a team captain here. Sam Williamson’s been here for 12 years, Cody Matthews coming back as our academics advisor, Chip Pugh was our first true full-time strength coach and is now back with the program (as the DOFO/LD). “Those guys want to come back and be a part of it. They see that it’s time to go back. It’s an exciting time to come back. We all knew each other or were connected. Now we’re all here and pulling the rope for the same cause and it’s one we all believe in. That makes it very special.” One of the things that does seem to get forgotten is just how rich the Golden Eagle football program is with tradition and a legacy of championships. “Absolutely,” Alexander said. “We’ve won 10 conference championships. That’s a bunch. There’s only one team

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in the league that has won more and that’s Eastern Kentucky. And those championships aren’t all ancient history – we won one as recently as 2011. This is a very proud program. It’s like any program – it’s gone through its ups and downs and transitions, but there’s absolutely no reason that our football program can’t compete and be at the top level. We all want that. The guys want that for the program. I certainly want that for everyone who’s involved.” It doesn’t take too long to see how the alumni are responding to the program’s efforts. The 2018 Tech Football Alumni Golf Classic had its best turnout in event history and raised a substantial amount of money for the program as former players came back, shared tales among meals and played a little golf among friends and family. “It was awesome,” Alexander said. “It was a big turnout from the 1980s. The 1970s guys have always carried this thing and that’s arguably the greatest era of Tech football. Our program was so dominant and was Jacksonville State-like with where we were at in the early ‘70s with guys like Jim Youngblood, Mike Hennigan, Elois Grooms, the great players we had here during the ‘70s. “But we had a big group from the ‘80s, the ‘90s. We had a big group from Coach (Wilburn) Tucker’s era that got together and came back. You had a lot of guys that came back and didn’t even play golf. They just wanted to come back and be a part of the weekend – and they had a great experience while they were here.” The turnout from that has inspired the possibilities of more Tech football alumni events.

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“We can build from that,” Alexander said. “We’re hoping to build an event in the spring that will catch some guys. We hope to continue the summer event with the golf tournament, and we also hope to grow our Legends Weekend and Homecoming Weekends to do more and more to get our former players and alumni to come back.” The commitment for success isn’t just on the current players as the staff has worked to recognize the success the program has had in the past. A quick stroll down the hallway of the football offices sees pictures of the former coaches, the program’s All-Americans, the championship teams, plus restored trophies for the Robert Hill Johnson and Sonny Allen Leadership Awards as well as a lavish board recognizing all of Tech’s all-Ohio Valley Conference players. How better to inspire the Golden Eagles of today than the visages of the Golden Eagle legends of the past? “I want our current players to see that and say, ‘I want my name on that board,’” Alexander said. “What has happened is we’ve had people traveling down I-40 that pulled off and said, ‘Hey, my granddad played here and he was an All-American.’ I showed him his granddad’s picture that we have hanging on the wall and he took his picture. That was awesome. Thomas Squires came to a football camp here this summer and brought his son. He was an All-American here in 1986 and had his picture hanging up and his son got his picture taken with it. Those are the things we want to do to get our alumni back and to get our current players to see these awards and want their pictures, their names up there.” The Homecoming comparison is an apt one, because the Tennessee Tech football

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(former University Presidents) Dr. (Angelo) Volpe or Dr. (Bob) Bell along with (current President) Dr. (Phil) Oldham. There are past presidents here, past faculty members, current people who have been here a long time. The people here truly make this place special. That’s the sign of a great place – people want to be a part of it. That means there’s a lot of positives about it.”

Tucker Stadium, it’s a special occasion. November 3rd may be the official Homecoming on the Tennessee Tech calendar. But as far as the Golden Eagles are concerned, every home game is Homecoming.

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Wilmore wins NCAA’s highest honor -the Theodore Roosevelt Award

he things Barry Wilmore has done are the stuff of dreams. Astronaut. Ace pilot. Hero. It’s a brief description, sure, but as he stood up behind the podium Wednesday night at the NCAA’s Honors Celebration as part of the organization’s annual convention in Indianapolis, the man who earned the NCAA’s highest honor – the Theodore Roosevelt Award – has one reoccurring dream -- being the one thing again that started the whole ball rolling.

would guess, I can’t find my helmet. So I start grabbing the other players’ helmets and none of them will go over my head, and I can’t get into the game.

“I’ve never dreamt about being in space,” Wilmore said. “I’ve never dreamt about taking off or landing on an aircraft carrier, and, I kid you not, the reoccurring dream that I have is that I finally get an opportunity one more time to play college football.

The Theodore Roosevelt Award is named after the former United States president, who helped oversee the NCAA’s creation in 1906. It is awarded to a graduate from an NCAA member institution who earned a varsity letter in college for participation in intercollegiate athletics, and who ultimately became a distinguished citizen of national reputation based on outstanding life

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“That dream reminds me of two things, or tells me two things. First, I obviously have the largest head on the team, and second, I will never really play this game again. This game I love, that I loved. But I can always say that I am a college football player. Always.”

accomplishment. The main thing Wilmore stressed, however, was how football gave him the opportunity. “We know education broadens our opportunities, does it not?” asked Wilmore. “And then, to play a sport that I loved. They didn’t recruit me – I’m still a little upset at that – but I went to the coach, Don Wade was the coach at the time, and I went to his office. He didn’t know me from Adam. I said, ‘Coach Wade, I’d like to play football.’ “He said a few things, then he said one thing – I don’t know if he said it to everybody, but he said it to me – he said, ‘Son’ -- (mimics a spit) Coach Wade chewed a lot of tobacco, so he did a lot of spitting – ‘Son, if you stick it out all the way to your senior year, you will always be a

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2018 MEDIA GUIDE college football player.’ And I tell you what, that stuck with me. It certainly wasn’t easy – a realization that would pay dividends as he learned the importance of discipline, hard work and commitment. “We ran gassers, and after a particularly not good showing on Saturday, it was the following week, and I remember this well,” Wilmore said. “We’re doing our conditioning and we’re running gassers, sideline, near hash and back, far hash and back, far sideline and back. We called them ‘ringers’ because we were running for the ring. Now I don’t remember how many gassers we ran, but I got to the sideline after the umpteenth gasser and I was like – and I know some of you know what I’m talking about – if Coach says ‘On the line’ one more time, I will die. “And you know what Coach did? Coach says, ‘On the line. Go.’ And I ran it. And I didn’t die. And Coach did it again. Coach did that from the point that I knew I would surely die, if I had to take another step, we ran seven more of those ringers. You don’t think that doesn’t take you to a place that you didn’t think you could go? You don’t think that doesn’t make you mentally, emotionally, physically tough? That’s what college athletics does. “By the way, the next day, I had a differential equations test and an electronic circuits test. I passed the circuits test. We won’t talk about the Diff-E test. But that’s what college athletics does – affordable education. It paid for some of my college, my education. Oh, I am so thankful for those opportunities.” After walking on, Wilmore started the final three games of the 1982 season at defensive end. But 1983 saw a knee injury, sidelining him in Gary Darnell’s first season as Tech’s head coach. He came back as a backup strong safety in 1984. In May 1985, Wilmore earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, becoming one of the first graduate student-athletes in Tech history, then, in the following season, switched to outside linebacker. In his final season with the Golden Eagles, he prospered. He recorded 143 tackles, the third highest single-season total in program history. He made 21 tackles against Austin Peay, which stood as the second-most in a game at Tech. In addition to that, Wilmore was selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America’s Academic All-District team as well as the Super Squad Defensive Team by the Leonard’s Losers football publication. He was also selected as the season’s Robert Hill Johnson Award recipient, the Tech football team’s highest honor. Wilmore also earned a Scholar-Athlete Award from the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame. Wilmore later received his master’s degree in both electrical engineering from Tech and aviation systems from Tennessee in 1994. As Wilmore addressed his daughters, explaining how important it was to get that opportunity, he expressed his love for the sport and what it provided. “Your daddy loved playing college football,” Wilmore said. “I loved playing with guys like Billy Stover, Wayne Cravens and Danny Crooks, Dewayne Alexander and this game, this system provided an education, an opportunity for myself and for so many of us. And just like your nana and your papa told me and my brother Jack, ‘You will go to college.’

hours of flight time and 663 aircraft carrier landings as he completed four deployments from the USS Forrestal, USS John F. Kennedy, USS Enterprise and USS Dwight D. Eisenhower as he flew A-7Es and F/A-18s. He flew support missions during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Southern Watch and also flew 21 combat missions during Operation Desert Storm. He later became a test pilot, participating in the development of the T-45 jet trainer and was a systems and fixed wing flight test instructor for the United States Naval Test Pilot School and was a flight test instructor at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base. In July 2000, Wilmore was selected as a pilot by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Following two years of training and evaluation, Wilmore was assigned technical duties on all propulsion system issues including the space shuttle main engines, solid rocket motor and external tank, and served on the astronaut support team that traveled to Kennedy Space Center in support of launch and landing operations, Wilmore made two space flights aboard space shuttle Atlantis twice for STS-129 – serving as the pilot -- and STS-135 – the final flight of the space shuttle program as the designated capsule communicator.

Following his Tech career, Wilmore became a naval officer and pilot, logging 6,200

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From September 2014 until March 2015, Wilmore returned to space as a member of the Soyuz TMA-14M crew to the International Space Station for Expedition 41/42 for a 167-day mission. During the mission, humans manufactured off-world for the first time as the ISS’ 3-D printer made a tool with a design file sent from the ground to the printer. The tool was a ratchet wrench needed by Wilmore, who otherwise would have had to wait until the next supply mission. Wilmore used his space experience to illustrate the gravity of the realization of what he had accomplished to try to illustrate to those in attendance that they too could reach the impossible. “You’re outside the International Space Station on a space walk,” he said. “You are traveling five miles a second, so you are orbiting the planet every ninety minutes. You with me so far? And you are in a one-man space capsule shaped like a person and you are working, you are busy, you are sweating because you’re busy, and you’re walking by your hands, obviously not by your feet, and you don’t let go with your hand until you’ve got a good grip. You don’t want to become famous for the wrong reason by floating off a structure, right?

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“As you’re going, you’re in the middle of the station, you go around a corner, then, all of a sudden, there is a radiator right in front of you. Now the radiators transfer heat from the avionics, which build heat into some fluid lubes and finally winds its way outside the space station and is dissipated into space through these radiators. Now, this was an early radiator that we used during the build of the space station and I knew it was there as I came around the corner. I did not know that it was completely reflective – like a mirror. Wilmore continued, “So I come around this corner and, all of a sudden, for the first time ever, I see me in a space suit from head to toe. And I look at that guy, and like you heard in the video, I look out and I see those gold solar rays and they’re silhouetted against the silver of the station and it’s like spit-shined. Then, I look back at that guy, then I look back at the curvature of the Earth and the beauty of the planet going by at five miles a second and I look at that guy again. I look down – (Hawai’I alum, former Denver Broncos kicker and NCAA Silver Anniversary Award recipient) Jason (Elam), you’ll appreciate this – I see Hawai’i below me. Are you with me on this? And I look back at that guy and I said, ‘How did you get here?’”

Wilmore has received numerous medals and honors, including the Navy Meritorious Service Medal, five Air Medals – including three with the Combat ‘V’ designation, six Navy Commendation Medals – with the ‘V’ designation. He was awarded the Aviation Officer Candidate School’s Distinguished Naval Graduate Award and was on the initial Naval Flight Training “Commodore’s List With Distinction.” He was honored twice by the U.S. Atlantic Fleet as the Light Attack Wing One – Pilot of the Year in 1991 and the Strike Fighter Aviator of the Year in 1999. In 1998, Wilmore was the recipient of the Strike Fighter Wing Atlantic’s Scott Speicher Award for Weapons Employment Excellence. In 2003, Wilmore was inducted into the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame, and, in 2010, was named an Engineer of Distinction by the Tech College of Engineering, and was conferred an honorary doctorate in 2012. Wilmore currently serves as a member of the Tennessee Tech Board of Trustees and will hold that role until his term expires in 2021.

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2018 MEDIA GUIDE Winners of the NCAA’s Theodore Roosevelt Award 1967: Dwight D. Eisenhower (United States Military Academy, football) 1968: Leverett Saltonstall (Harvard, rowing) 1969: Byron “Whizzer” White (University of Colorado at Boulder, football and basketball) 1970: Frederick L. Hovde (Minnesota, football) 1971: Christopher C. Kraft, Jr. (Virginia Tech, baseball) 1972: Jerome H. Holland (Cornell, football) 1973: Omar Bradley (United States Military Academy, baseball) 1974: Jesse Owens (Ohio State, track and field) 1975: Gerald Ford (Michigan, football) 1976: Thomas J. Hamilton (United States Naval Academy, football, basketball and baseball) 1977: Tom Bradley (UCLA, track and football) 1978: Gerald B. Zornow (Rochester, football, basketball and baseball) 1979: Otis Chandler (Stanford, track and field) 1980: Denton Cooley (Texas, basketball) 1981: Art Linkletter (San Diego State, basketball and swimming) 1982: Bill Cosby (Temple, football) 1983: Arnold Palmer (Wake Forest, golf) 1984: William P. Lawrence (United States Naval Academy, basketball, football and tennis) 1985: Robben Fleming (Beloit College) 1986: George H. W. Bush (Yale, baseball) 1987: Walter J. Zable (William & Mary, football) 1988: Not awarded 1989: Paul Ebert (Ohio State, baseball and basketball) 1990: Ronald Reagan (Eureka College, football) 1991: Althea Gibson (Florida A&M, tennis) 1992: Jack Kemp (Occidental College, football) 1993: Lamar Alexander (Vanderbilt, track and field) 1994: Rafer Johnson (UCLA, track and field) 1995: Bob Mathias (Stanford, track and field) 1996: John Wooden (Purdue, basketball) 1997: William Porter Payne (Georgia, football) 1998: Bob Dole (Washburn University, basketball) 1999: Bill Richardson (Tufts University, baseball) 2000: Roger Staubach (United States Naval Academy, football) 2001: William Cohen (Bowdoin College, basketball) 2002: Eunice Kennedy Shriver (Stanford, swimming and track and field) 2003: Donna de Varona (UCLA, swimming) 2004: Alan Page (Notre Dame, football) 2005: Sally Ride (Stanford, tennis) 2006: Robert Kraft (Columbia, football) 2007: Paul Tagliabue (Georgetown, basketball) 2008: John Glenn (Muskingum College) 2009: Madeleine Albright (Wellesley, swimming, rowing and field hockey) 2010: George J. Mitchell (Bowdoin College, basketball) 2011: Ann E. Dunwoody (SUNY Cortland, gymnastics and tennis) 2012: Will Allen (Miami, basketball) 2013: Tony Dungy (Minnesota, football) 2014: Billy Mills (Haskell Indian Nations University and Kansas, track and field) 2015: Mannie Jackson (Illinois, basketball) 2016: Peter Ueberroth (San Jose State, water polo) 2017: Beth Brooke-Marciniak (Purdue, women’s basketball) 2018: Barry Wilmore (Tennessee Tech, football)

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Finding perspective

Tech football learns lessons from “Wall That Heals”, community service projects

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The panels containing the names of more than 58,000 American men and women who lost their lives serving in the Vietnam War not just weighed heavy on the arms of players and coaches from the Tennessee Tech football team on Wednesday morning, but heavy on their hearts and minds. The team helped install The Wall That Heals this week, a traveling 375-foot replica of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall, stationed at the Putnam County Sports Complex (497 Whiteaker Springs Road, Cookeville) through Sunday, with the event’s closing ceremonies scheduled for 1 p.m. that day. In those moments helping put The Wall That Heals together, it wasn’t just a community service project. It was a history lesson, a lesson in sacrifice and heroism, a lesson in true courage. Tech head football coach Dewayne Alexander was humbled by the reaction. “There were a lot of questions,” he said. “As coaches, we’re always talking about commitment, courage, sacrifice. What these guys did is a much broader level

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than our guys are ever going to have to do in football. You could see it as we put the panels in – 58,000 people who lost their lives in the Vietnam War – it’s really chilling.

“You put that up there and you realize that name means somebody. There’s a real person out there that had a mom, dad, uncles, cousins, kids, whatever that had someone who didn’t come back. It was humbling, and they asked questions. Reading some of the information out there, I think they really started to appreciate what it was, and I think it really hit home.’ The Wall That Heals has traveled to more than 600 communities across the United States. Its mission is to bring The Wall in Washington, D.C. to communities to “allow the souls enshrined on the Memorial to exist once more among family and friends in the peace and comfort of familiar surroundings. The traveling exhibit provides thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.” The exhibit also contains a mobile education center with

cases that display photos of service members on The Wall, as well as letters and memorabilia left there, and a map and overview of the Vietnam conflict. Alexander said, “Events like this are important to the community. It’s the only place in Tennessee that it’s going to make a stop. That was really a neat thing for our guys and our staff because there is a lot of history involved there. For our players, you hate to say it, but the Vietnam War is ancient history to them. For them to go out there and be a part of that and do something for our community, Putnam County and the city of Cookeville – that’s certainly something we want to be involved in.” The replica is made of powder-coated aluminum, supported by a frame and made up of 24 individual panels. And as The Wall That Heals was erected, the impact left on the Golden Eagles was great. This isn’t the only project that the Tech football team has taken part in. With spring practice in the books, the team has been visible throughout the community.

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2018 MEDIA GUIDE “We want our young men to understand that they are very fortunate to be able to play college football,” Alexander said. “They need the opportunity to see how much people in the community really look up to them, because you really don’t recognize it until you get out into the community and serve.”

event, which will be held on April 29 at Hyder Burks Pavilion. All proceeds go to support Mustard Seed Ranch.

projects. Tech’s coaches have also played a hand in the activities.

“That ranch is to help young people that don’t have the opportunities our guys have right now,” Alexander said. “That’s a way to help people get a hand up.

That couldn’t be truer for the youth of the community.

“It’s a chance for our guys to understand they’re in a position with their abilities and talents, and as a college football player, to really make a difference, make an impact. So many times when we recruit young men, everything is always about what we can do for you. Come here because we can do this, we have this, we have this for you. It’s important that they come away at some point in their college career where they recognize that they have a responsibility and they could really use their talents and gifts to do something and make a difference for your community – not just here, but even in the communities they end up in four to five years from now.”

“We weren’t just going to send five or six kids out there and call it a day,” Alexander said. “Our coaches have gone on every one of these. We’ve had multiple members of our staff out there. I’ve been there for every project except one, because I had commitments in the office. It gives us a chance to get to know our players as we work alongside them. It’s a totally different atmosphere than practice or meetings. It’s been a bonding thing for our staff and players. Our coaches have also gotten a chance to meet a lot of different people within the community.

“We’ve done some reading programs at some of the elementary schools with the Dr. Suess Reading Day in Algood,” Alexander said. “We went to Baxter Elementary and helped Marsha White, the principal there and her staff with some clean up around campus. We painted the playground, worked some mulch beds and cleaned the school up. “To see the kids interact with the players, ask if they play football, it’s fun to see. It’s good for them.” This week, the team has also been involved in setting up the Rich Froning’s Mayhem for Mustard Seed Ranch 4

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“We have certainly gotten a lot out of it and it’s been very rewarding to us to do, because it has given our players, our staff a chance to get to know the community better. It’s something we look forward to doing and continue to do for a long, long time.”

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hen one has been around Tennessee Tech as long as Dewayne Alexander has been, it begins to feel like home.

Alexander went to school at Tech, played football at Tech, coached as an assistant coach for the Golden Eagles and was even the acting head coach after Watson Brown stepped down following the 2015 season. While he didn’t follow in Brown’s shoes then, that didn’t deter Alexander. After all, Tennessee Tech is home for him. On Dec. 22, 2017, as he was announced as the Golden Eagle football team’s 12th all-time head coach and the welcome mat was rolled out for Alexander, he’s returned to a place that is near and dear to him and is determined to lead the Golden Eagles to championships. “I’m honored,” Alexander said. “I feel very blessed. It’s exciting and I’m just so humbled by the whole thing. I couldn’t be more appreciative of (university president)

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Dr. (Phil) Oldham and (Tech director of athletics) Mark Wilson giving me the opportunity.” There is hardly any doubt in the fact that Dewayne Alexander is the epitome of a Tech guy. “It is an excellent fit,” Wilson said. “He loves Tennessee Tech. He truly bleeds purple and gold. He is the head coach to build a winning program here, can build a championship-level program, but do everything right with a commitment to academic excellence, a commitment to developing our football student-athletes as a whole person and provide great service to our community.” But while he hardly had enough time to warm up the head coach’s chair two years ago, the opportunity to take the reins this time around is certainly a welcome one. “I hadn’t been there long enough,” Alexander laughed. “It feels good. I’m just anxious to get started, ready to get started. I’m trying to get in touch with all of our

players – hopefully some of them will be at the press conference -- but I want to talk to them, talk to their families, put one foot in front of the other and take Tennessee Tech football where I know it can go.” With the research into where the program stands, as well as his past experience at Tech, for Alexander to say he’s excited may be an understatement. “I’m a product of Tennessee Tech,” he said. “I have two degrees from Tech. I’m a former player. The one thing that has always made Tennessee Tech special is the people. It’s an amazing group, the continuity is special, and it’s something we want to do with the football team. We need very good staff continuity, we need enthusiasm and inject it into the program and I think we’re ready to do that. “But I think the thing that impressed me the most in this whole process was the number of people who have just strong feelings for Tennessee Tech and I have always felt that it is the people that make Tech special. I’ve been associated with Tech since 1983 in some form or

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2018 MEDIA GUIDE fashion on and off, but the people have always made Tech what it is.” It’s that family atmosphere that’s really made it hard for Alexander to stay away. “Absolutely,” Alexander said. “From the top to the bottom in the athletic administration, that is definitely true. I know all of those people very well, they’re people I’ve worked with in the past and I really feel comfortable being around them. During the interview process, it was almost like I’ve never left. It’s very good to be a part of that. “And Tech and Cookeville have been a great place for my family. I graduated from Tech, my son (Hayden) is in graduate school here, my daughter Kate was born at Cookeville Regional back in 2000. It’s home. It’s always had a family atmosphere and been a second home for me and my family.” One of the biggest positives for Alexander is his many connections in football, not just from his roots in the Upper Cumberland, but throughout the country. “He has great connections throughout the state of Tennessee and the southeast in recruiting,” Wilson said. “He’s been a high school coach, a collegiate head coach, a collegiate assistant coach. He has tremendous connections that will help us in recruiting, and I know the staff that he’s working to put together will be a great staff, a strong staff that will do great things as they build a championship football program together here at Tennessee Tech.” Alexander added, “I’ve been blessed with the time I’ve spent in Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland. From coaching the Bees at Upperman High School, coaching at Jackson County High School, I’m very proud of that, proud of spending time in those communities and glad to still have a lot of friends and connections and familiar faces that I know and keep in touch with. It’s just going to be so exciting getting back to living in this area full-time. I just can’t wait to get here.” Of course, he’s no stranger to being the head coach, putting together a successful tenure at Cumberland University, and that experience brings quite a bit to the table. “It brings a lot, because I have been a head coach on both the high school and college levels,” Alexander said. “When I took over at Cumberland, the program was going through some adversity. I was their third head coach in four years and they had some struggles. I know what that looks like to rebuild football programs – I did it at Wilson Central High School as the head coach and I was able to do it at Cumberland University and get the program going in the right direction. “I’ve been there and done that when it comes to those kinds of situations. Here at Tennessee Tech, we have a tremendous amount of resources. We have a great community, a great university to recruit to and I feel like we’re going to be able to get this program moving in the right direction real, real soon.” And the burning question on most fans’ minds is probably this: what will it take to make Tech a winning program? “By recruiting and stabilizing our current roster,” Alexander said. “We have to recruit. We are going to go all in on recruiting. We’re going to hire a staff of recruiters. To me, we’ve got a great area to recruit to. We host the TSSAA state championship games. That’s what it’s going to take – recruiting and doing things right in our program, whether it’s in the weight room, on the field, off the field. We’re going to hire good coaches who will do right by our players and work extremely hard. I’m a big believer that if we’re doing things the right way on and off the field, the wins will take care of themselves. They always have wherever I’ve been.”

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On the side of Tucker Stadium, there’s the large banner that reads ‘Champions are made here.’ Alexander is definitely believer in that. “There is so much truth in that,” Alexander said. “What an awesome thing it is for us to host the TSSAA state championships. I look back at the 2011 Tech team who won the OVC championship and went to the FCS playoffs, and, in that same year, won the academic award in the OVC. That’s what Tennessee Tech is all about. That’s what being a student-athlete at Tennessee Tech is all about. It’s being very competitive in the classroom and playing championship-caliber football. That’s what we’re going to do.” It’s hard to question Alexander’s experience – a career that has spanned nearly 30 years. Alexander returns to Tech following a season as the offensive line coach for East Tennessee State, helping the Buccaneers continue their rebuilding phase after the Johnson City school restarted its football program. Among his players were All-Southern Conference offensive lineman Alex Rios. A 1989 graduate of Tech with a bachelor’s degree in political science, followed by a master’s in educational leadership in 1998, Alexander lettered for three seasons with the Golden Eagles from 1985 to 1987. Following his graduation, he became an assistant coach at his prep alma mater, Hendersonville (Tenn.) High, between 1989 and 1996. He then became the head coach, assistant principal and athletic director at Jackson County (Tenn.) High from 1996 to 1997, leading the Blue Devils to a playoff berth. From 1997 to 1998, Alexander returned to Tech as a graduate assistant, overseeing running backs. Then, from 1998 to 2001, he moved just down the road to nearby Baxter as he became the head coach, assistant principal and athletic director at Upperman High (Tenn.) From 2001 to 2002, Alexander then moved to Gallatin as an offensive coordinator,

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TENNESSEE TECH FOOTBALL leading the Green Wave to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the TSSAA state quarterfinals. The 2002 season saw a return to Cookeville as he became the Golden Eagles’ defensive line coach, where he oversaw D.J. Bleisath, who was an All-OVC selection, a Buck Buchanan Award finalist, and later a Tech Sports Hall of Famer. From 2003 to 2005, Alexander took over the reins of a Wilson Central (Tenn.) team that had gone 0-20 in its previous two seasons. By his second season, the Wildcats had a winning record. By his third, WCHS was 10-2 with the school’s first-ever playoff win and a fifth place ranking in the final Associated Press Tennessee prep poll. In January 2006, Alexander became the head coach at Cumberland University. The NAIA program had only won four games in the previous three years and he was able to lead the team to its first conference championship in 61 years as the then-Bulldogs (the team has since rebranded as the Phoenix) won the Mid South Conference championship. While at Cumberland, he was named the American Football Coaches Association’s NAIA Region 1 Coach of the Year (2010) and the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Coach of the Year (2011). That same season, CU ranked 14th nationally, its highest mark in 13 seasons. Between the span of 2010 and 2012, the Bulldogs won 23 games, the best stretch in the program’s then-76-year history. During that time, the team was ranked three straight years in the NAIA Top 25 for the first time. In 2012, Cumberland led the nation with 16 NAIA Daktronics Scholar Athletes (with a 3.5 grade point average or better) and led the MSC with 31 conference scholar-athletes (3.25 GPA or better). During his tenure at Cumberland, he recruited 44 first-team all-conference players, three first-team all-Americans, five national players of the week and the 2012 MSC Offensive Player of the Year in Lemeco Miller. In 2013, Alexander returned to Tech, joining head coach Watson Brown’s staff as an assistant head coach and offensive line coach, a role he held until December 2015 as he became the acting head coach after Brown’s retirement and oversaw the program until Marcus Satterfield was hired in January 2016.

Tennessee, Georgia and Southern California. After Satterfield’s hiring, Alexander returned for one season at Cumberland as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks and running backs coach for the Phoenix. He followed that up with his latest stop at East Tennessee State. Alexander has also been the NAIA representative on the American Football Coaches Association’s Ethics Committee (2010-2013), a member of the AFCA All-American Committee (2012), a conference rater for the NAIA Coaches’ Poll (2012), the head coach for the East team in the 2010 NAIA All-Star Game, and serves on the board of directors for the Nashville, Tenn., chapter of the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame from 2008 to the present. Alexander is joined in Cookeville with his wife, Angela, and they have four children – Hayden (a MBA student at Tech), Kate and twin sons Ross and John.

PREVIOUS COACHING EXPERIENCE 1989-1996 -- Hendersonville High School -Assistant Coach, Teacher 1996-1997 -- Jackson County High School -- Head Football Coach, Assistant Principal, Athletic Director 1997-1998 -- Tennessee Tech University -Graduate Assistant Running Backs Coach 1998-2001 -- Upperman High School -Head Coach, Assistant Principal, Athletic Director 2001-2002 -- Gallatin High School -- Offensive Coordinator, Special Education Teacher 2002-2003 -- Tennessee Tech University -Defensive Line Coach 2003-2005 -- Wilson Central High School -- Head Coach, Teacher 2006-2013 -- Cumberland University -Head Coach / Offensive Coordinator 2013-2015 -- Tennessee Tech University -- Assistant Head Coach / Offensive Line Coach Dec. 2015-Jan. 2016 -- Tennessee Tech University -- Acting Head Coach 2016-2017 -- Cumberland University -Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks and Running Backs Coach 2017 -- East Tennessee State University -Offensive Line Coach December 22, 2017-Present -- Tennessee Tech University -- Head Coach

But during Alexander’s next tenure with the Golden Eagles, he coached two all-OVC offensive linemen in Wesley Sherrill and Charles Mouton. He also oversaw recruiting efforts in the Upper Cumberland, Middle

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DEWAYNE ALEXANDER YEAR-BY-YEAR 2006 CUMBERLAND | 4-6/2-3 9/2/06 9/9/06 9/23/06 9/30/06 10/7/06 10/14/06 10/21/06 10/26/06 11/4/06 11/11/06

@ Southern Virginia Austin Peay @ Virginia-Wise Lambuth* West Virginia Tech @Pikeville Campbellsville* @ Shorter College* Bethel College* @ Belhaven College*

W, 24-17 L, 28-21 L, 59-42 L, 41-24 W, 42-7 L, 41-38 W, 27-7 L, 30-10 W, 1-0 L, 39-7

2007 CUMBERLAND | 3-7/1-4 9/6/07 9/15/07 9/22/07 9/29/07 10/6/07 10/13/07 10/20/07 10/27/07 11/3/07 11/10/07

@ Tennessee Tech Georgetown College* @ Lambuth* @ Faulkner @ Union Univ. of the Cumberlands @ Bethel College* @ Campbellsville* Shorter College* Belhaven College

L, 45-21 L, 63-3 L, 39-28 W, 35-7 L, 21-14 L, 13-10 L, 54-14 W, 41-7 L, 34-7 W, 35-34

CUMBERLAND | 6-5/4-1 | Mid South Conference Co-Champs

W, 45-20 L, 35-7

@ Campbellsville @ Chattanooga @ Georgetown College @ Univ. of the Cumberlands Bethel College* @ Faulkner* Virginia-Wise @ Belhaven College* Shorter College* Kentucky Christian* Lambuth

CUMBERLAND | 8-3/4-2 | #17 W, 48-38 L, 47-6 L, 45-14 L, 52-37 W, 44-16 W, 38-3 L, 27-14 W, 46-43 L, 27-24 W, 51-14 W, 29-26

9/2/10 @ Austin Peay L, 38-6 9/11/10 Campbellsville W, 33-21 9/18/10 + Kentucky Christian W, 35-6 9/25/10 West Virginia Tech W, 30-7 10/2/10 Lindsey Wilson College W, 23-7 10/9/10 Shorter* W, 22-14 10/16/10 @ Faulkner* L, 20-17 OT 10/23/10 @ Bethel* W, 23-17 10/30/10 Union* W, 29-18 11/6/10 Belhaven* W, 45-7 11/13/10 @ Univ. of the Cumberlands* L, 52-27 + at Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va.

2012 CUMBERLAND | 8-3/4-2 | #21 9/1/12 + Kansas Wesleyan 9/8/12 Univ. of the Cumberlands 9/15/12 Belhaven 9/22/12 @ Virginia-Wise 9/29/12 @ Pikeville 10/6/12 Union* 10/13/12 @ Faulkner* 10/20/12 Campbellsville* 10/27/12 @ Bethel* 11/3/12 Bluefield* 11/10/12 @ Lindsey Wilson College + at Dyersburg, Tenn.

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Campbellsville Georgetown College @ Newberry College Univ. of the Cumberlands @ Bethel* Faulkner* @ Virginia-Wise Belhaven College* @ Shorter College*

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9/3/11 9/10/11 9/17/11 9/24/11 10/8/11 10/15/11 10/22/11 10/29/11 11/5/11 11/12/11

@ Lindsey Wilson College @ Campbellsville Kentucky Christian @ West Virginia Tech @ Shorter* Faulkner* Bethel* @ Union* @ Belhaven* Univ. of the Cumberlands*

W, 23-13 L, 30-27 W, 33-17 W, 31-26 W, 21-17 W, 49-28 W, 36-34 W, 43-35 L, 34-21 L, 31-27

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DOUG MALONE

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s Doug Malone unpacked boxes in his office, it all seemed so familiar. Even with the facelifts the football offices in Tucker Stadium have gone through in the last decade or so, it was still, for the most part, the same place he had spent years before. The streets were the same, with maybe a few new additions and facelifts. But make no mistake, Malone, who had spent roughly 11 years away from Cookeville, still knew it all like it was 2006, when he was the interim head coach after Mike Hennigan took a medical leave. “I thought about that this morning as I was driving in,” Malone said. “At least I know how to get to the office – where I have to go, what streets I have to go down, what shortcuts to take. The campus has changed over the years – it’s really grown, it’s developed, and it looks beautiful. All the things you would hope to see are here, and it’s definitely something you can recruit to.” Now, in 2018, Malone is back, right where he was before, ready to help lead the Tennessee Tech football team to another Ohio Valley Conference championship as the Golden Eagles’ associate head coach and tight ends coach. And what is becoming a common thread for many of the coaches on head coach Dewayne Alexander’s staff, it’s a homecoming. “It is home,” Malone said. “Our kids grew up and graduated from high school here. Two of them still live in the area, so that makes it exciting to be back here to a place that is so familiar.” Alexander was thrilled to have Malone on board.

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FIRST SEASON | TENNESSEE TECH, 1989 “First of all, he’s a quality person,” Alexander said. “Doug and I were on staff together here at Tennessee Tech – I had coached the defensive line in the fall of 2002, then Steve McAdoo left to go join the Canadian Football League and I moved over to the offensive line in the spring and was the offensive line coach when Doug was the offensive coordinator. When we traveled to away games, Doug was my roommate, and we’ve had a friendship ever since. We worked here together for only a year, but we have been close friends and kept in touch with each other. Doug’s wife, Jenny, and my wife, Angie, have gotten to be really good friends over the years. “Doug’s a great person, a great recruiter, has excellent communication skills and relationships with his players and he’s a very good X’s and O’s coach. He’s going to be the associate head coach because of his experience and because he knows Tennessee Tech so well. He’s going to be an excellent resource to delegate some of those responsibilities a head coach has to deal with. I think he’s going to be an excellent resource for (offensive coordinator) Tre Lamb, Jake Thornton and our offensive staff. They’re all going to work real well together.”

books. During his tenure, 50 all-time offensive records were broken and Malone coached four of the all-time offensive statistical leaders. He instructed ten quarterbacks who are among the top 15 in passing yardage per game, seven receivers of the top 10 in receiving yardage per game and two of the career total offensive yardage leaders. “You don’t have to look too deep into the Tennessee Tech record books to see a lot of offensive players that were under Doug’s tenure – Grant Swallows, Robert Craft, Lee Sweeney. There have been a lot of guys who have broken records here. Doug is a tremendous offensive coach.

Malone helps bring coaching experience to a staff that has a great mix of experience and youth.

“His experience at Western Illinois was a lot like mine when I was with East Tennessee in the Southern Conference. It’s something that’s going to help me here. I know Tennessee Tech well, but to know other Football Championship Subdivision leagues – Doug has been in arguably the toughest FCS league (the Missouri Valley Football Conference) with North Dakota State, South Dakota State and all the other schools that are up there. Western Illinois has been very competitive there and was in the playoffs this year. He certainly understands FCS football very well.”

“I’m really looking forward to getting to know them all,” Malone said. “I know the people that Dewayne hired are all going to be quality people, rest assured.

He had five offensive players named All-American while at Tech, seven first-team all-OVC and nine second-teamers.

“The biggest thing for us to do is to learn who we have as a team, learn their strengths, and that’s what I think a good football coach is – someone who plays to those strengths.”

In the 2006 season as the acting head coach, Malone led the Golden Eagles to their most conference wins since 2000 and most road wins since 1999.

Some of the names that came through the Golden Eagle program as Malone was the offensive coordinator and interim head coach are nearly legendary in the record

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an Associated Press All-American wide receiver – the school’s first in 14 years – and saw a 29-year-old single-season receiving yardage total fall and a running back break the school’s single-season all-purpose yardage record. The Catamounts averaged 29.8 points and 372.2 yards per Southern Conference game. Between 2008 and 2010, Malone was the associate head coach, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for Presbyterian College. While there, the Blue Hose ranked first in the Big South in passing offense, passing touchdowns and first downs gained. After that run, Malone went international with the first of three stops in the Canadian Football League. As the offensive line coach for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the team was first in the CFL in passing offense (5,367 yards), points scored (538, 29.9 per game) and passing touchdowns (43). They averaged 5.8 yards per rush. The Tiger-Cats reached the 2011 Eastern Conference championship game after winning their first playoff game in 10 seasons. Malone then joined the Saskatchewan Roughriders as the offensive line coach for the 2013 and 2014 campaigns, helping the team earn the 101st Grey Cup

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Championship in 2013. The team had the CFL Offensive Lineman of the Year, while also leading the league in turnover ratio, was second in points scored and rushing yards and third in fewest quarterback sacks allowed. Malone finished his Canadian tour with a season as the offensive line coach for the British Columbia Lions in 2015. The Lions reached the Western Conference semifinals with the tailback leading the league in all-purpose yardage and second in rushing yardage, while the team was second in fewest quarterback sacks allowed. He returned stateside to the collegiate game as he spent two seasons with Western Illinois as the Fighting Leathernecks’ co-offensive coordinator and tight ends coach. WIU reached the 2017 Football Championship Subdivision playoffs and averaged 410 yards of offense and 35.5 points per game. The team put together a plus15 turnover margin – the best in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and fourth in the NCAA. Malone graduated from Carson-Newman in 1982 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education and health. He was a team captain for the Eagles and was twice an All-South Atlantic Conference center. He later earned his masters in sports science from the United States Sports Academy.

He spent 1982 and 1983 as a graduate assistant at the University of Texas-El Paso as an assistant offensive line coach, then, from 1983 to 1986, was the kicking game coordinator and linebacker coach for Cal StateNorthridge. Malone joined the staff at Wingate University in 1986 as the team’s offensive coordinator and offensive line coach through 1993, then was promoted to head coach and quarterbacks coach until he joined the Tech staff in 1999. “The biggest thing I have probably learned is patience,” Malone said. “You expect things to already be done and ready to go, but sometimes it takes a lot of patience and some work to make things happen the way you want them to. Keep your head down and work and good things will happen.” One thing Malone is sure of is that the pieces are present in Cookeville for the Golden Eagles to be successful once again. “No doubt,” he said. “We know we have to go recruit and see where we can take it to, but we just have to work to get it back to where it was and where it has been in the past.”

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TRE LAMB

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re Lamb knows what it takes to win a championship at Tennessee Tech. After all, just over six years ago, he did it – the last Golden Eagle quarterback to lead a Tech squad to an Ohio Valley Conference championship and its only NCAA Football Championship Subdivision playoff appearance. Now, after four seasons as the quarterbacks coach at Mercer, under the guidance of his uncle and Bears head coach Bobby Lamb, the younger Lamb is returning home to Cookeville, taking over as Tech’s offensive coordinator. “It’s awesome,” Lamb, 28, said. “This is home for me. As soon as the opportunity came, I jumped on it. This is where I want to be and has been for a long time. I’m really happy to be here. This is a great place to live. This is a great community and it’s been great to me and my wife (Carter). We hope to start a family here soon. The football program needs to be the front porch for this university and do a great job representing it.” Head coach Dewayne Alexander wanted Lamb on his staff from the start. “Even the previous time I applied for the job (in 2016), I wanted to bring Tre in as the offensive coordinator,” Alexander said. “I was very open about that, very adamant and he was only 26 at that time. You know, I’ve been coaching for 28, 29 years and I’ve seen a lot of coaches. Tre’s got it.” Of course, Lamb’s family has been one of coaches. He played for his father at Calhoun (Ga.), then coached for his uncle at Mercer. From about the time he’s been able to walk, he’s been around the game. “I’ve always wanted to be a coach,” Lamb said. “That’s what I feel like God put me on this earth to do – help

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FIRST SEASON | TENNESSEE TECH, 2013 young men and change them. That’s what I want to do here. I’ve been at a few schools now and this place is special. I do what I do because I love it and I’d do it for zero dollars.” Alexander said, “He’s only 28 years old, but if you look at his background, he’s been around football since he was old enough to know that it was football. His dad, Hal, is a coach. His granddad is an unbelievable coach. His uncle, Bobby, is the head coach at Mercer. I’ve been good friends with them and Hal used to bring Calhoun’s football team to camp at Cumberland when I coached there. He comes from a great lineage of coaches and an excellent football state.” Tech’s starting quarterback from 2010 to 2012 for head coach Watson Brown, Lamb shattered the Golden Eagle record book, including the fifth-best season in passing yardage in program history with 2,342 yards in 2011. He ranks third in career passing yardage with 5,301 yards. He also holds five single-game individual records – most pass attempts (58 vs. Tennessee State in 2011), most completions (38 vs. Southeast Missouri in 2012), most passing yards (481 vs. Southeast Missouri in 2012), most plays (69 vs. Tennessee State in 2011), most yards gained (474 vs. Southeast Missouri in 2012). He has the single-season individual records for passing yards per game with 267.4 yards per game in 2012 and most touchdowns responsible for with 23 in 2011. Lamb had the top season in total offense in 2011 with 2,555 yards, but the record was eclipsed by Michael Birdsong’s 2,803-yard campaign in 2016. A team captain all three of his years as starter, Lamb was awarded the team’s Robert Hill Johnson Award in 2012 – Tech football’s highest honor.

“He’s got that ‘it’ factor that you’re looking for,” Alexander said. “That’s what made him one of the most successful quarterbacks in Tech history. He was a team captain and a leader in this football program. He’s probably, in the modern era of Tech football, one of the most recognizable and celebrated players that we’ve ever had.” Following his graduation from Tech with a bachelor’s in interdisciplinary studies – education and exercise science, Lamb joined Brown’s staff as a quarterbacks coach in 2013. From there, he joined the Mercer staff in its second season after restarting its program, serving as the Bears’ passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. “We worked together on staff here,” Alexander said, referring to the 2013 season. “I’ve known his dad and his family way before I knew Tre, so I’ve built an excellent relationship with him. We stayed in very close contact ever since he left for Mercer. This year, we actually competed against each other when he was at Mercer and I was at ETSU.” Lamb has worked hard recruiting his home state of Georgia, but has also built solid connections in Middle Tennessee, many of which he used to bring talent to Mercer. “There are many players from the mid-state area that are playing on Mercer’s football team,” Alexander said. “Those are areas we’re going to recruit awfully hard and he’s been able to pull players from Middle Tennessee all the way to Macon, Ga. He’s done a great job in this area and he’s well-known from a recruiting standpoint. He’s worked with the Chattanooga area, some private schools. Tre has a good name recognition, so that’s going to be a positive for us.”

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Knowing what his Golden Eagle teams were able to accomplish as a player, now as the offensive coordinator, Lamb knows what he wants to achieve with a new generation of offensive talent at Tech. “We want to be fun to watch,” Lamb said. “We want to score a lot of points, obviously. We want to have a quarterback-friendly system where we can develop a quarterback, get the ball in space to make them defend 53 yards. We want to be creative and not be afraid to try new things. We have to be good up front and have good angles and speed. We have to let our athletes make plays. You’ll see some up-tempo and changing tempos, but we have to develop a quarterback. We have to make it simple for our guys and let those guys have fun.” But it all comes back to the fact that Lamb knows that Tennessee Tech can be successful. The Golden Eagles have won before under his tenure. Now he’s trying to

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ensure they can again. “I feel like we have a good plan in place,” Lamb said. “We’ve got really good players – we have to find more of those and find speed. This university – you can recruit to this university. You can win here immediately. We want to show progress immediately. We don’t want to come in here and lose games and get a slow process going. We want to be competitive from day one. We’ve already been in here watching film as a staff and this team has got some players in place that can play football. Coach (Marcus) Satterfield and his staff did a great job recruiting and there’s some really talented guys here. We have to play to their strengths. “Losing Dontez (Byrd to graduation) is a big blow to the receivers, and we’ve got to find some guys to step up there. The running backs here are incredible. They’re as good as you’re going to find on this level. Tight ends are

good, O-line is solid. We’ve got to develop a quarterback and we’ll have a competition this spring and a competition in the fall. The best guy for the job is going to play. I got to see Dontez in person and on tape and I think his work ethic made him really good, which is good to see.” The task at hand right now is getting the personnel in place to fill those shoes. “Right now, we’re all in on recruiting,” Lamb said. “We’re going to be able to sign about six guys on offense, we think. We’re trying to fit the immediate needs we have. We’re looking for guys who are going to be able to come in and play – we’re not too interested in redshirting people right now. We want to play people early and develop guys as players and people, change the culture of this program and get things going.”

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DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR / SAFETIES

DONNIE SUBER

FIRST SEASON | GEORGIA SOUTHERN, 1990 When Tennessee Tech head football coach Dewayne Alexander started to look for someone to spearhead his defense, he didn’t have to look too far.

can really rely on and trust and understands all the things we’re going to try to instill into our team here. He knows how we operate and how we do things.”

After all, he knew of one right down the road.

But one of the biggest plusses that Suber adds is to Tech’s recruiting potential, which is already bolstered by the makeup of this staff.

Alexander tapped Cumberland University head coach Donnie Suber, who took over for Alexander when he joined the Tech staff in 2013. The two have worked together for a long time, making the decision an easy one. “Getting to work with Coach A again is just an amazing opportunity,” Suber said. “He’s been an awesome coach to work with. I’ve always wanted to coach on this level, and I’m glad to have gotten this chance. I’m a little older than I would have liked to be here, but I’ve got the opportunity, so I hope to make the best of it.” But the connection between the two through Cumberland was been a special one. “He’s been great to me. He hired me, then I hired him back, then he left and got the job here,” Suber joked. “Now he’s hired me again. I’m very loyal to Coach A. It’s exciting to see him where he wants to be, because this is his dream job.” Alexander added, “Donnie is an excellent defensive backs coach. Coach Suber and I go way back. We worked together a long time at Cumberland – I actually hired him there back in 2008 as the defensive coordinator and we were part of a conference championship team there and really got the program turned around there. “He’s what I call a foxhole guy – he’s been with me when we were with a program that was going through a transition and difficult times, similar to what we’re going through here. It’s good to have someone there that you

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Alexander said, “He’s been the head coach at Cumberland, he’s been the defensive coordinator there for the last 11 years right here in Middle Tennessee. He’s familiar with this area, which is going to be an important part to our recruiting base. Tennessee and Georgia are going to be important states for us, and Donnie has ties to Georgia as well with the Georgia Southern connections. “These are guys that are recognizable. Coaches know who they are and that already creates some positive relationships. I’m not only excited about what they’re bringing to our players, but what they’re bringing to us from a recruiting standpoint as well.” Suber just finished his fifth year as the head coach at Cumberland, and 14th overall as he also served as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. Suber previously worked at the Lebanon school in 1995 and 1996 as an assistant coach and in 1992 and 1993 as a graduate assistant. He is one of four coaches on this Golden Eagle staff with head coaching experience, which also includes Alexander, Doug Malone and linebackers coach Bruce Hatfield. Having that experience is also a huge plus. “We understand that pressure of being a head coach, and what it takes to do the job,” Suber said. “Having people on staff like that, it helps take some of that pressure off and keeps all of us more focused on just what we can do.”

Alexander said, “That adds such tremendous value and there’s a great mixture on this staff with experienced coaches with head coaching experience as well as some younger coaches. That’s invaluable with the mentoring that can go on within our staff. I think they’ll work well with some of the younger coaches that we have. “It’s excellent for me, because I can delegate some things. With a job at the magnitude like this, you have got to be able to delegate things – you can’t do all of it yourself. That’s why you have assistant coaches and hire a staff so you can handle all of those things outside of coaching on the field. These guys have certain expertise in all of these areas and that will serve our staff well.” Suber has 25 years of collegiate coaching experience, which also includes stops at his alma mater, Georgia Southern, as well as Newberry College, Benedict College and Presbyterian. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern in 1990 in recreation and hotel management, playing on the Eagles’ Football Championship Subdivision title-winning teams in 1986, 1989 and 1990 as a defensive back. He came to Lebanon the first time as a graduate assistant, working as the defensive backs coach and strength coach. While at Cumberland, he earned his master’s degree in organizational behavior in 1993, and also helped lead the team to an appearance in the NAIA playoffs. In 1994, Suber returned to Georgia Southern as the defensive backs coach for a season, then came back to Cumberland as the defensive backs coach and men’s and women’s golf coach between 1995 and

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1996. Following that tenure, he spent four seasons as the defensive coordinator, defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator at Newberry College. He held the same position for one year at Benedict College in 2001, then went to Presbyterian College in 2002 as the linebackers coach. He switched positions there and served as the receivers coach for the Blue Hose from 2003 and 2006. In 2005, Presbyterian compiled a 10-2 record as the school made a run in the NCAA Division II playoffs.

including 52 interceptions. In 2011 alone, Cumberland scored 120 points – 17 touchdowns and one field goal – off of turnovers and scored off an opponent turnover for 16 straight games from October 23, 2010, to September 22, 2012. From 2008 to 2011, Cumberland had 95 sacks – a total that was bested in Suber’s last four seasons as the head coach as the Phoenix had 106 sacks and at least 25 per season. During his tenure, Cumberland has scored 31 defensive touchdowns with six safeties and two blocked punts recovered for touchdowns.

Cumberland’s defense improved greatly under Suber’s watch. In his first season as the defensive coordinator in 2008, the Phoenix were 47th or lower in every defensive statistical category. But the next season, the team improved to 16th in scoring defense, eighth in pass defense, 21st in opponent first downs and 28th in total defense.

As a head coach, Suber has compiled a 28-27 record through five seasons, including a 13-9 mark in his first two seasons and a 7-4 record in 2017. This season, the Phoenix lost in the final three minutes to Presbyterian – now in the Football Championship Subdivision – and three teams ranked in the NAIA Top 25, all on the road with two of the three reaching the quarterfinals of the NAIA playoffs.

By 2010, Cumberland led the Mid-South Conference in nearly every defensive category and ranked in the top 10 nationally in scoring defense, total defense, rush defense, pass defense, sacks, third down conversions and opponent first downs, while leading the nation in opponent third-down conversion rate at a scant .277.

During his tenure as head coach, Cumberland has earned 36 first- or second-team All-Mid-South Conference selections with two earning MSC Defensive Player of the Year honors. Ninety-three have been named to the conference’s academic team and 42 have earned Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.

The team forced 93 total turnovers from 2009 to 2011,

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stars, there’s no question that this staff is building a sense of excitement about the program. “A lot of these guys have worked with Coach A in the past, so, in a way, we all know each other,” Suber said. “So far, we’ve all been getting along well, and hopefully we can be productive and win some ball games.” The philosophy on defense is simple. “We’re going to be fast and fly right to the ball,” Suber said. “We want to keep it simple – I’m not very smart anyway, so I just want to keep it as simple as possible. The main thing is to fly around to the ball. We want to make it where we don’t have to think, just react. That’s kind of what I’ve always done as a defensive coordinator. “This is a hard league because there are a lot of good offenses in this conference. We have some good players here, and I’m looking forward to meeting with them and see what they can do. The way football is now, it’s all about offense, so if you can hold them to a certain amount, you’re doing a good job. We were four-down before and we’re going to be four-down again – shouldn’t be too different from what we were running before.”

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DOMINIQUE DAVENPORT

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hen Dominique Davenport was an assistant coach at Mercer, he oversaw the cornerbacks, while fellow Bears coach Tre Lamb worked with the quarterbacks on the offensive side of the ball. As Lamb joined the Tennessee Tech staff as the Golden Eagles’ offensive coordinator, Davenport’s efforts impressed Lamb and head coach Dewayne Alexander, giving Davenport a new opportunity as he will oversee Tech’s running backs. “Just being around Coach Alexander and getting to meet the players and see the city of Cookeville, I’m excited,” Davenport said. “This place has a lot of potential and that’s our job to unlock that potential.” Plus the opportunity to get reunited with Lamb is an added bonus. “He is a brilliant offensive mind,” Davenport said. “That’s why when I had the opportunity to come with him as he made the next step in his journey, it was a no-brainer to come on and work with him. I worked with him at Mercer – he knows what he’s doing. He played the position and he knows offense.” It will be a little bit of a change of responsibilities – switching from the defensive side of the ball to the offensive side – but Davenport is ready to take to the task head on. “The first thing I’ve found out is that we have a pretty good running back group here,” Davenport said, referencing Yeedee Thaenrat and Andrew Goldsmith. “My job is to give them what they need and coach them hard and let them do what they need to do. I’m going to make sure they understand what they’ve got. We’re going to come in with a new offensive style that’s really going to suit them. For me, ballers ball. Coaching on the defensive

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FIRST SEASON | COASTAL CAROLINA, 2010 side, it’s going to help me with some of the game-planning and get into the minds of the defense.” Alexander said, “He’s played those positions in high school. He had an excellent playing career at Coastal Carolina. He has excellent recruiting connections in the South Georgia area, and he comes highly recommended by (Mercer head coach) Bobby Lamb and Tre has worked side-by-side with this guy for the past several seasons. “It’s someone Tre felt really good about, so I talked with him, spent some time with him and he has the things we’re looking for – good relationships with players, in it for the right reasons, in it to develop young men. If that doesn’t come out of their mouths -- and I don’t bait them for that and I like them to bring that up and that was the first thing he said.” Alexander continued, “I was very impressed with him. It was important to have someone on Tre’s side of the ball that he knew, trusted and recommended highly. I think he brings some good energy to the position and some great knowledge in recruiting and those areas. He’s done a lot of film breakdown and the things you’re looking for. He’s going to be a tremendous addition to our staff.” And to be a part of Alexander’s staff at Tech is an amazing prospect considering all the names that are on the list. “I’ve gotten to know these guys and I think the energy is going to be high,” Davenport said. “I think we’re going to coach them the right way and coach them hard. It’s just the beginning. There’s really a positive energy going on right here.” Davenport spent five years at Coastal Carolina from

2006 to 2010, starting three years at safety from 2008 to 2010. He was a first-team All-Big South Conference selection as a senior and was on CCU’s 2006 and 2010 BSC championship teams. During his sophomore campaign, Davenport set the Chanticleers’ school record for tackles in a single game with 20 against Colgate in 2008. He finished third in CCU’s career tackles list and fifth in career interceptions. Following his graduation in December 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in history, Davenport started his coaching career at First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Fla., as the team’s assistant defensive backs coach. While there, he helped guide the team to a Florida 7-A state runner-up performance with a program-best 13-1 record. He oversaw defensive backs that went to Florida State, Central Florida, Rutgers, South Florida and Elon. After that season, Davenport joined the staff of a Mercer team that was restarting its program after an absence since nearly the World War II era. He coached the safeties for the Bears the first two seasons, including a 10-2 record in 2013 – an NCAA record for wins for a team in its inaugural season. There’s no question that Davenport would love to bring that same momentum to Cookeville. “We started out young and had to build it from the ground up,” he said. “You just realize that it is a process. You don’t start and just win. You’ve got to start from the foundation and work your way up by building your culture and the way your team is going to run. Once you get that in place, it’s a well-oiled machine.” In 2015 to the most recent season, Davenport oversaw the cornerbacks, helping develop Eric Jackson (Southern Conference All-Freshman 2016), Stephen Houzah (SoCon All-Freshman 2015) and Alex Avant (All-SoCon

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second team 2014). “One thing I’ve learned is that football is bigger than the game itself,” Davenport said. “It teaches about life. The main thing I want to do is be a good mentor to the players I’m coaching and the other players on the team. I realize that this game is about relationships. When you build that trust off the field, it’s going to be there on the field. My coaching experience – you’ve got to coach them hard. That doesn’t mean you don’t care for them, you’ve got to build that trust. “Another thing is nothing’s given. You have to work for it. That’s our job – come in here and work hard and go for that championship. We’re going to get that thing going.”

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BRUCE HATFIELD

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ust a few months ago, Bruce Hatfield had no idea where his career was going to lead him. He was a long-time head football coach at Hendersonville High School, guiding one of the top prep programs in Middle Tennessee for 20 seasons. But after stepping down in November from the high school post, Hatfield is reinvigorating his football career, joining Dewayne Alexander’s staff at Tennessee Tech as the Golden Eagles’ linebackers coach. “I am absolutely thrilled to be back here,” Hatfield said. “All those years ago, I never would have dreamed that to be possible, but I’m honored to be a coach here at Tennessee Tech.” For Alexander, it was another easy decision. “Bruce is a fantastic coach,” he said. “He was the winningest head coach at Hendersonville High School, the longest-tenured coach in the school’s history. He’s coached championship games right here in Tucker Stadium. He’s coached at the highest level in the state. He was a team captain here and is in the top 10 all-time tackles list here at Tech, so he’s had an excellent career here and has been recognized for his leadership. His wife, Melinda, is in the Sports Hall of Fame here, so there’s always been a lot of purple and gold to go with his black and gold at Hendersonville. “He was my roommate in college, so he’s somebody that I know quite well. If you have read what people have said about him, coaches and players – I’m a Hendersonville High alum myself, so I know what people in that town think of him – and he’s a very popular guy there in how he treated his players and the type of program he has run.” And to be back in Cookeville, coaching at his alma

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FIRST SEASON | TENNESSEE TECH, 1990 mater, it’s a surreal experience for Hatfield. “It’s really hard for me to describe and put into words,” he said. “I’m coaching with Taylor Hennigan and his dad (former Golden Eagle standout and head coach Mike) was my position coach. There’s just so much history involved. I think it goes a long way with our current players to see coaches who have played here and want to be here and see them excited to move forward. I hope that will count for a lot.” A common thread with many of the coaches on the staff is that Cookeville, Tech, it’s all home for these guys. “It is and that’s what we want to instill in our players,” Hatfield said. “This is a special place for us and it is family. We’re going to use terms like family and love and responsibility. I can’t wait to get started. It’s been a challenge, but it’s kind of reinvigorated me. “I was in a spot for a long time, then resigned, then I really didn’t know what I was going to do next, but since I’ve been here, it’s been such a blessing. I just can’t wait to develop a bond with everybody on this football team, certainly with the linebackers.” With the staff Alexander has built, it’s also exciting for Hatfield to be part of an amazing assembly of coaches. “That’s the feel that I get,” Hatfield said. “I’ve gotten it from the very first time we got together. Now that I’m getting to know the guys, I just feel that it really is a special staff. All the guys are easy to get along with – defense, offense, it doesn’t make a difference.” Alexander added, “I have been very lucky when building this staff. I had a wish list of who I wanted and I have been able to get every single one, so I couldn’t be more excited to have Bruce here. He’s been at a high level

at Hendersonville High School, and when you look at programs like those, there’s 100-plus in the program. Their roster is just as big, maybe even bigger than the one here at Tech. Their budgets are big, all the things you have to do as a head coach from fundraising to the weight room and every area of the program, he’s handled it. And for the Tennessee Tech coaching staff to contain four coaches with head coach experience, it’s evident that this is indeed a special group. “It’s a case where I was a head coach for 20 years and the transition has been good,” Hatfield said. “I’ve enjoyed it and it’s been cool to be a part of this staff in a lot of different ways. I could gush and just on and on and on about it, but I can understand some of the challenges that Coach Alexander has got to deal with, because I have been in that situation.” With his years of experience at a high level as Hendersonville High School is in the Tennessee prep scene as well as its surrounding areas, he’s familiar with some of the best student-athletes this state has had to offer, many of whom have gone on to play on the Division I level. “We were in a program where we were able to develop some players who had a chance to continue at the next level,” Hatfield said. “One of the great things about it from being at one place so long is that I have developed a lot of positive relationships with coaches in the area. That’s one of the things I’ve been trying to do as I started here is try to hit the ground running, writing notes and letting people know that we’re going to be out there. I really look forward to getting back out on the road.” Talk about a huge boost for Tech’s recruiting efforts, as it opens up a large pipeline to Middle Tennessee.

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“I’d like to think so, because even with opponents and guys that we’ve gotten to know and had to play against, we’ve always tried to do things the right way,” Hatfield said. “So when I call them and tell them that I want to come visit, hopefully that’s going to count for something along the way. We’ve got a lot of really good friends and good relationships in Middle Tennessee.” Alexander continued, “That gives us something that we really, really need in our program right now. I’m looking for guys who can connect to the high school coaches in Tennessee, and who better than a guy who has been a high school coach right here in the Midstate area for 25 years? He’s been a very successful coach on the field and he’s very well thought of and respected by other coaches. He’s probably got the cell phone number for every coach in the state of Tennessee, so that’s a tremendous advantage. He’s going to be our high school liaison, which is a position that I’m putting an emphasis on, someone who can be the point of contact for the high school coaches.” But he has also seen the recruiting side from the prep level as well. “The biggest thing to me is that, with the talent he has had there, he has seen nearly every major college coach come through his building and sit down with him,” Alexander said. “He’s had them all from Division III to II to FCS to NAIA to Power 5 conference coaches to recruit. He’s seen a lot of that and has advised young men in recruiting. “On that end, as a high school coach, you have to understand the NCAA rules, you have to understand the eligibility and all of the things on that end. He knows what’s effective and not effective – what are things that I’ve gotten from colleges and that’s a good idea or what people are rolling their eyes at. He’s seen that, and he understands the recruiting process because he

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has been at a school where a ton of his players have been recruited over the years and understands the importance of the relationship a college coach has to have with the high school coach.” There’s still another aspect that Alexander finds handy.

79 seasons of football with a 159-82 record. He was named the region coach of the year four times – 1999, 2001, 2008 and 2014 – and coaches state runner-up teams in 1998, 2001, 2010 and 2013. He was the Middle Tennessee chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes selection for Coach of the Year in 2016.

“He’s a teacher,” Alexander said. “He taught classes. He’s dealt with parents. He’s had angry parents in his office. He’s dealt with a lot of things that many college coaches haven’t as many of them come into coaching right after their playing days. They’ve never had the experience of sitting down and talking. It’ll be natural for Bruce to go into a home and recruit, talk to a high school student-athlete and his parents. He’s done it for 25 years. He knows what it looks like and what it needs to look like.”

It certainly wasn’t easy to leave that position though.

Hatfield was a 1990 graduate of Tennessee Tech with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. A team captain in his senior season, he led the Golden Eagles In tackles in the 1986 campaign and won the 1987 Sonny Allen Leadership Award. In 1988, Hatfield signed a contract with the New York Jets, attending training camp that season. Following his playing days, Hatfield was the strength coach for the Tech women’s basketball team.

As Tech’s linebackers coach, Hatfield’s philosophy is about more than just what they do on the field.

After leaving Tech, Hatfield became the assistant football coach as well as a physical education and science teacher at Lawrence County High School from 1990 to 1993, then became the assistant football coach, strength coach and assistant track coach at Hendersonville High School from 1993 to 1997. During this time, he also earned his masters’ degree in administration and supervision from Trevecca in 1994. From the 1998 season until this past campaign with the Commandos, Hatfield was the head coach at HHS and racked up the best winning percentage in the school’s

“That’s where we relocated with my wife (Melinda, who is an inductee of the TTU Sports Hall of Fame as a member of the women’s basketball program) as we left her hometown and that was tough so many years ago,” Hatfield said. “It was such a special place for us. That’s where we raised our girls, so it was always going to be a tough decision, but I wouldn’t have made that decision for any other place than here.”

“We just want the young men to know that they are student-athletes and that we care about them,” Hatfield said. “We take an interest in what they do in the classroom and try to make them good people, servants, leaders, then good football players. We want to make them part of a team where people want to come out and enjoy and have fun watching. That’s where we want to go.” Historically, the Golden Eagles have had great linebackers, and recent history has been no different with Josh Poplar, Elliott Normand and Aderick Moore – two of which return for another campaign in 2018. “I’m getting to know these guys obviously,” Hatfield said. “I’ve watched a little film, but as I get to know them and they get to know me, we’ll move forward and put the very best young men on the field to represent Tennessee Tech, so it’s an exciting time for us.”

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TAYLOR HENNIGAN

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or Taylor Hennigan, Tennessee Tech has always been a part of his life. When he was growing up, his father, Mike Hennigan, was the head coach for the Golden Eagles. The younger Hennigan later played for Tech, then, even coached on the staff. Now, after a stint as an assistant at nearby White County High School, Hennigan is coming back to Tennessee Tech, joining head coach Dewayne Alexander’s staff as the Golden Eagles’ outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator. “It’s an awesome feeling,” Hennigan said. “I’m very excited. Obviously, this is home and I’ve been here and around here for a long time.” In what seems to be a common thread on Alexander’s staff, Tennessee Tech means a lot to Hennigan as he spent much of his young life at Tucker Stadium. For Hennigan, Tech is literally home for him. “It’s always felt like home,” he said. “From playing here and being around here when I was little, seeing players come through and being involved in a lot of different ways, it’s always felt like home. I’ve lived in Cookeville my entire life, so to be coming back to Tech, I can’t help but be excited.” Alexander said, “Taylor and his dad, Mike, have the distinction of being the only father and son combos to win an OVC championship at Tennessee Tech. Mike won it as a player in 1972, Taylor was on the 2011 OVC championship team. Taylor was an excellent student here, besides being a tough, hard-nosed player. “It was important to me because not only is Taylor, on his own, an excellent coach, but the Hennigan name is important for me to have in our program as well.” Hennigan is reunited with Alexander as a coach as the

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FIRST SEASON | TENNESSEE TECH, 2013 duo previously worked on Watson Brown’s staff. But he’s also thrilled to be a part of the staff Alexander has brought on. “This is a great staff,” Hennigan said. “I hope to learn a lot from these coaches. Everyone who knows Coach Alexander knows his character and the type of person he is. He’s a really good football coach and he’s won everywhere he’s been. He does everything the right way. I want to a coach like him in the future, aligned with how he is as a person and a coach.” Alexander said, “I’ve observed the majority of this staff and I’ve seen Taylor coach with my own eyes. I’ve seen him create relationships with his players, I’ve seen the detail that he had. I was very impressed with him here. He’s very thorough and detail-oriented. He’s going to be an excellent recruiter in the areas we want him to recruit at.” And being from the area does have an advantage that Alexander would like to utilize. “He also brings his community ties, and we’d like to use that off-the-field,” Alexander said. “We want him to be our community service liaison. He knows this community very well and knows what he can get our players involved in from a community service standpoint. He’s going to be our academic liaison because he was an excellent student-athlete here. He knows (assistant athletic director for academics and student welfare) Dr. (Lance) Jasitt and (senior academic advisor) Leveda (Dexter) because he worked with them when he was a student-athlete.”

“I’ve watched his teams play. They always play hard and they always know what they’re doing. That’s important when you play defense. Hopefully, we’ll help this defense reach its potential. I can’t wait to get started.” Hennigan is a former Golden Eagle himself, playing four seasons. He went from an inside receiver as a freshman to a free safety as a sophomore, while also fielding the long snapper position. Learning new positions wasn’t an obstacle – he played six different positions as a threeyear starter and team captain at Cookeville High School. He graduated from Tech in 2013 with a degree in exercise science, physical education and wellness. He is married to his wife, Hailey. With the way the timing of the coaching hires fell, the coaches are all pretty much hitting the ground running. “For me, I’m just trying to build relationships with those guys that I don’t know,” Hennigan said. “We want them to know that we are here for them. Obviously, we want to promote the university and recruit the best we can. We have a staff full of great coaches and recruiters. There’s a lot of Tennessee ties, lot of Tennessee Tech ties on this staff.”

Hennigan will work with defensive coordinator Donnie Suber, who came over from Cumberland. “I’ve already started talking with him before this week, and I’m really excited to learn from him,” Hennigan said.

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hen an unexpected vacancy opened up on Dewayne Alexander’s staff, the veteran coach knew exactly where he was going to look.

He already had a good young coach in mind – and didn’t have to go far to find him. Fred Marshall joins the Golden Eagle staff as a cornerbacks coach, shifting Taylor Hennigan to coaching the outside linebackers and special teams coordinator. “I’m very excited to be here,” Marshall said. “I’m very blessed and honored that Coach Alexander and Coach (Donnie) Suber decided to bring me on. I’m looking forward to being on this level and trying to help these boys get things turned around.” Marshall replaces Dontae Wright, who recently accepted a position at Western Michigan in the Football Bowl Subdivision. “Fred is someone I had interviewed before for the assistant coaching positions,” Alexander said. “He was on a shortlist that I had. Dontae had several job offers on the table when he made the decision to stay here at Tech, and Fred was someone, if Dontae hadn’t accepted the position, I was looking to hire. “I think a lot of him. He was a very good player at Presbyterian College. He’s a very good recruiter and has been at Cumberland and worked under Coach Suber. That makes it a good fit as well. He knows the defensive system we’re going to be running, and Coach Suber thinks very highly of him. It just made a natural fit to bring him in here.”

FIRST SEASON | PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, 2014 care of our special teams,” Alexander said. “That role is something he’s done a lot in the past anyway, so we were able to get a quick turnaround on that, so we have Fred on board and working.” Marshall brings another good young coach to the newlook staff. “Absolutely,” Alexander said. “He’s right in line with the other young coaches that we have. He brings a lot of enthusiasm. He handles himself very well. He has great communication with his players. He’s a good teacher. He’s all of those things that we’re looking for and he’s a very effective recruiter – someone who will do a great job for us in West Tennessee and he has great connections in the South Georgia area as well. “You combine his coaching ability with the fact that he has played FCS football and has good coaching experience for a young coach, we’re certainly excited to have added him to our staff.” Marshall echoed the excitement that the staff has had in being a part of a group with such high enthusiasm. “It’s great to be a part of a staff that believes in the same thing,” Marshall said. “We believe in the right things. You don’t make it a job or work – you just come in and do what you love to do. It makes everything easier. It’s a snowball effect – everything starts at the top, and when it’s very good, it’s going to roll on down and, hopefully, that will carry on to some wins.”

The shift with Hennigan also makes sense to Alexander.

Marshall spent the last season coaching with now-Tech defensive coordinator Donnie Suber at Cumberland, overseeing the corners, as well as coaching kickoff coverage and assisting with punt returners.

“Taylor will do a fantastic job moving over and taking

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Marshall said. “I call him my dad. He’s like my football dad. He gave me my first chance in this profession and I’m excited that he brought me along. I think it’s good to work with somebody that you’ve already worked with before, because we know each other in and out. The communication is great and we’re like a family.” He had previously been at Cumberland from the summer of 2014 to December 2015, serving as a graduate assistant as he coached the safeties and helped with film breakdown. Following the GA position, Marshall spent a season at Kentucky Wesleyan, where he also coached the cornerbacks there. Marshall graduated from Presbyterian College in 2014 with a bachelor’s in history, then received his master’s in education from Cumberland in 2015. He played at Presbyterian, starting two seasons at safety. In 2013, he recorded 55 tackles and had three pass break-ups. He helped lead the Blue Hose to their first Division I victory and first win as a member of the Big South Conference. Following his football playing career, Marshall interned with PC’s baseball team, working with the recruiting database and assisting with the team. As he played collegiately, he also served as a volunteer coaching assistant for Irwin County High in Ocilla, Ga., and Turner County High in Ashburn, Ga. Marshall plans to keep it simple when it comes to the cornerbacks. “It is very simple – fast fun,” Marshall said. “I consider myself as a mentor and educator. I’m a coach – I’m

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going to mentor you and build relationships. We’re going to be like a family – I’m going to believe in you and you’re going to believe in me, so it will build some trust so when I start teaching the X’s and O’s, it’s going to be easier, because it is coming from someone they trust and respect. “It’s going to be very fast. Our defense is going to be very simple – Coach Suber and I are very simple guys – so we’re going to sit back and make plays.”

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or all of the experienced coaches that Tennessee Tech head football coach Dewayne Alexander is bringing on to his Golden Eagle staff, there’s also some exciting young coaches ready to make their mark. Without a doubt, Adam Mims is going to make one. “I think this is going to be a great opportunity,” Mims said. “I’m excited about our staff, about our players, the program and the direction it’s heading in under Coach Alexander. We have a lot of guys on this staff that have a lot of football knowledge, vast football knowledge. We’re going to lean on one another. We’ve got guys who have been coaching for a very long time and some younger guys. That mix is going to help us out in the long run.” Mims will oversee the wide receivers for the Golden Eagles – and that’s a position where there will be some shoes to fill after the departure of graduate Dontez Byrd. “With Byrd leaving, his production just speaks for itself,” Mims said. “We’re going to have to have some guys step up. We’re going to have to have some leadership in our group, but I’m excited about our group. We have a lot of potential with what we have. We just have to work and we’ve got a lot of work to do. I think we really have some guys who can be difference makers.” Alexander speaks highly of the young coach. “Adam was an outstanding player at Furman,” Alexander said. “He had a tremendous career there, played in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He started out in physical therapy and wanted to get into coaching, so he went over to Samford and worked with Chris Hatcher, then went to Presbyterian. “He was highly recommended by (Mercer head coach) Bobby Lamb, who coached Adam when he was at

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FIRST SEASON | FURMAN, 2011 Furman. He knew what kind of player he was and how he was also an excellent student-athlete. Adam has had a tremendous relationship with his players and he’s an excellent recruiter. It’s also good when a guy has the NFL on their background – it’s good for players and it’s good for recruiting. It’s positive.” Alexander continued, “More importantly, I was very impressed with his commitment to building a relationship with his players. That was really the first thing he talked to me about whenever he visited. In putting together a staff, you want guys that are highly recommended by people that you know and trust. Tre (Lamb) knew Adam and it’s very important to a coordinator to have people they’d want on their side of the ball. Tre was impressed with him when they talked at Mercer, and I think he’ll be an excellent addition to our staff.” He’ll be working alongside offensive coordinator Lamb, who has been hailed by many of his peers as a great, young offensive mind. “Tre has got a very, very bright future and I’m excited that he’s brought me along,” Mims said. “I think what we’re going to do on offense is going to be different. It’s going to be good for this program. We just have some pieces that we have to fill, but we’ll be able to do that. With his knowledge of the game at his age, it’s uncanny. But it’s going to be fun, it’s going to be fast-paced and hopefully we’ll be able to put a lot of points on the board.” Mims comes to Cookeville following two seasons at Presbyterian College as the Blue Hose’s wide receivers coach and passing game co-coordinator. During his time there, he oversaw All-Big South Conference receiver Dashawn Davis. Mims also served as the punt return coordinator and PC’s unit ranked second in the BSC. While at Presbyterian, Mims focused on recruiting in

North and South Atlanta as well as Alabama – areas that Alexander sees as a priority among Tech’s recruiting pathways. “I was born and raised in Birmingham, and Alabama is a place where there’s a lot of talent,” Mims said. “There’s a lot of hidden gems in Birmingham and all over Alabama. We’re going to continue to hit those places hard, especially with me being a hometown kid from there. I’m going to take great pride in recruiting there. Atlanta as well – I’ve been recruiting there for the last couple of years now and have been able to form some good relationships with the high school coaches there. Those are two spots in the Southeast that just ooze talent and we’re going to try to hit it as hard as we can, get our logo out there and let people know that this is a great institution and a great university and a great program.” Before his tenure in Clinton, S.C., Mims spent a year as the offensive analyst for the Samford football program, compiling scouting report books, breaking down opponent stats and film breakdown. With the aid of his efforts, the Bulldogs finished third in the nation in passing offense, seventh in total offense and the top team in completion percentage. “I was afforded a great opportunity under Coach Hatcher (at Samford) to learn under him,” Mims said. “That helped me out a lot at Presbyterian with Coach Harold Nichols and Tommy Spangler. They’re two of the best and they helped prep me for where I am today. I owe all of those guys a lot and I think it’s going to help me in the long run.” Mims has also worked with prep level student-athletes and younger at the University of Tennessee football camp and the Dabo Sweeney Football Camp, managing more than 500 kids at each event and coaching various skills.

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As a collegiate student-athlete at Furman, Mims was a team captain in 2010. He was named a second-team All-American by The Sports Network that same season, as well as the group’s National Player of the Week following a contest at then-No. 13 South Carolina in September 2010. He was named to the Orangeburg Touchdown Club’s All-State team in 2009 and 2010, received the team’s Vince Perone Award – Furman’s equivalent of Tech’s Robert Hill Johnson Award – in 2009 and 2010, and was Furman’s receiver of the year in 2008 through 2010. Mims was a consensus selection to the All-Southern Conference team for three straight seasons. He ended his career at Furman as the school’s all-time leading receiver in career yards, career receptions and single-season receptions. Mims is fifth in Furman’s record book in career touchdowns with 13. Mims later went on to spend a season with the National Football League’s Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011 and then to the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes in 2012 as a receiver/punt returner and kick returner, before returning to the collegiate side to coach. He comes from a background where he’ll be able to relate to the wide receivers under his watch. “Absolutely,” he said. “Playing the position, it gives me good knowledge and a grasp on what they’re having to deal with from day to day. That’s helped me out in my coaching career. I just want to be someone they can lean on, not just for football knowledge, but for life. I’ve told them that football is going to end at some point and they’re going to have to have qualities and characteristics, things to build upon to brighten their path and help them on after football.”

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JAKE THORNTON

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n a Monday night in January, Jake Thornton was on the field as a graduate assistant for the University of Alabama as the Crimson Tide played for the Football Bowl Subdivision’s national championship against Georgia at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Not even days later, he was in the football offices in Tucker Stadium, taking on a new task as he was hired at Tennessee Tech’s new offensive line coach. “I couldn’t help but jump on the opportunity,” Thornton said. “Coach (Dewayne) Alexander and Coach (Tre) Lamb talked to me, and it really is a great opportunity for me and my family because I am excited about the whole vibe I’m getting from Tennessee Tech right now. It’s really positive and I think we can do some really great things here.” Talk about a week for Thornton – coaching in the FBS title game less than a week ago and making a whole new start, literally just hours later. “Monday night was a whirlwind of experiences,” Thornton said. “From winning the game to getting here, there’s just been so much. But as soon as the game ended, my mind transitioned to Tennessee Tech. We had been thinking about it for a long time – me and my fiancé, Alyssa – but it was a whirlwind of emotions. But once I got here, we got settled in and this feels like home to me.” And with a head coach with an offensive line background like Dewayne Alexander has, bringing Thornton on was an exciting prospect. “One of the best things you can say when you’re looking to hire a coach is ‘Have you seen this guy coach?’” Alexander said. “(Defensive coordinator) Donnie Suber, I’ve watched him coach. (Linebackers coach) Bruce Hatfield, I have first-hand watched him coach. I’ve seen

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FIRST SEASON | WESTERN CAROLINA, 2015 (offensive coordinator) Tre Lamb coach. I’ve seen (associate head coach and tight ends coach) Doug Malone coach. I didn’t need a resume or interview to know what they do and know that I want them to be a part of this. “Jake Thornton, I worked offensive line camp with at the University of Alabama, so I’ve observed him coaching. I was just very, very impressed. I walked up to their office to their offensive line coach and said, ‘Hey, the young guy here, tell me a little about him because he is absolutely outstanding. I watched him run drills and communicate. He ran the coaching drills and explained what we would be doing. He had such a tremendous presence and you could tell that he had it, that specialness about him.” And the two were able to build a rapport. “We stayed in touch and I told him – this was back in July of this past summer – that if I ever ended up being a head coach again that I was going to give him a call. He said, ‘Coach, I would love that.’ We kind of hit it off. We had some mutual friends involved. Jake and Tre actually had a connection with a pee-wee baseball coach in North Georgia, so they knew people.” Thornton was just as complimentary of his new boss. “Coach Alexander is a hard worker,” Thornton said. “I know the reputation he has around here in the state of Tennessee and he’s done a great job everywhere he’s been. With the energy he brings, he means a great deal to me and I’m just fortunate that I get to work under him.” Thornton’s connections at his alma mater of Western Carolina only further cemented what Alexander knew. “Mark Speir, the head coach at Western Carolina, could not say enough good things about him,” he said, “and

I trust Mark a lot – and he’s done some things there at Western that I’d love to be able to see us accomplish. Jake was a team captain there, played on the offensive line as a center and played 33 straight games. He was a tremendous player, then he stayed on board as a coach there, then got the opportunity at Alabama. “I actually talked to Coach Speir at the AFCA convention and he went out of his way to let me know what a special young man this guy is, so it was a no-brainer to me to want to bring him on board.” Thornton started his collegiate career at Carson-Newman in 2011, then transferred to Western Carolina in 2012. After sitting out a year for the NCAA transfer rule, he started 33 straight games and helped lead the Catamounts from consecutive 1-10 seasons to two straight seven-win campaigns and two second-place finishes in the Southern Conference. He was named first-team All-SoCon in 2014 and second-team the following year. His grandfather, Billy Shaw, played offensive guard for the Buffalo Bills and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, inducted in 1999. Following his graduation in December 2015 with a bachelor’s in history and minor in political science, he became WCU’s offensive quality control coach and assistant offensive line coach for the 2016 campaign. Last February, he joined Nick Saban’s staff as an offensive line graduate assistant. “From a recruiting standpoint, he gives us an Alabama connection,” Alexander said. “That has been a key state for us in recruiting, especially from the Birmingham area north. He’s watched a lot of film and those Alabama high school coaches certainly know anybody who worked at the University of Alabama. His experience of being in a

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National Championship game and being a part of that kind of program and being around all the things they do from recruiting and practice preparation. He’s had some tremendous experiences in his background, and – again – someone who is excited about being here at Tennessee Tech.” Coming from Alabama, there’s no doubt he learned a lot from his previous staff. “I learned what being attentive to details means,” Thornton said. “I learned to watch different things and how to coach players and how to win by being around those guys. Coach Saban taught me a lot of lessons and how to handle different things. It was a very fantastic experience for me, especially being a younger guy, and I have been honored to be a part of his staff for the time I was.” And as Thornton begins his first assistant coaching position, he’s focused. “Right now, I want to meet the guys,” he said. “I want to get a feel for them, but I want them to know who I am as a coach and I’m looking forward to building a relationship with those guys and create our own little culture among the offensive line. Secondly, we’ve got to find some new Golden Eagles and get them on board so we can start this thing off right.” His philosophy as an offensive line coach is simple. “We’re going to get after them,” Thornton said. “We’re going to be tough, physical, play with a lot of energy. We’re going to play with a lot of pride. We’re going to be at full tilt from the moment we step out on the field to the second we get off. We’re going to do everything we’re supposed to do and we’re going to do it the right way. That goes for off the field as well, 100 percent of the time.”

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SAM WILLIAMSON

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or awhile now, Sam Williamson was commuting back and forth from Cookeville to see his family in Murfreesboro.

Now that he’s accepted the offer to stay on at Tennessee Tech as the Golden Eagles’ defensive line coach for head coach Dewayne Alexander, he’s going all in as he enters his 12th season with the Tech program. “Cookeville, Tech – it’s home to me now,” Williamson, 35, said. “I’ve been here for a long time. I enjoy Tennessee Tech, I enjoy the community. I’ve been lucky – I’ve enjoyed working with every staff that I’ve been with. I fit in well with all of them. “I think Coach Alexander’s going to do a great job, first of all. I’m really excited that he kept me on.” Two years ago, Williamson was venturing into unfamiliar territory. A new head football coach had been hired as Marcus Satterfield took over the Tennessee Tech program, so there was a degree of uncertainty as to whether he’d keep the Watson Brown-era coach. But Williamson was hired on, helping smooth the transition from one coach to another. Two years later and the situation is a bit rosier. The uncertainty isn’t there because Alexander fully intended to keep one of his fellow Golden Eagle coaches in place – because Alexander knew exactly how much Williamson means to Tennessee Tech football. “Sam is such a quality person,” Alexander said. “He’s always had a great relationship with his players. Sam and I worked together for three years when I was previously on staff. I was the offensive line coach and he was the

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defensive line coach, so we worked a lot against each other in practice and worked closely together. “I know Sam and how he treats the players. In his heart, he’s all about Tennessee Tech. He was here for Watson Brown, he was here for Coach Satterfield, and he’s always going to do right by the players, so it was very important for me to have Sam stay on the staff. He’s excited about staying and I’m excited to keep our friendship and working relationship going.” Without a doubt, Williamson is the epitome of the players’ coach. “He relates well with them,” Alexander said. “He cares about them, but also cares enough about them to discipline them and make sure they’re doing things right. It matters to him when they do well and when they make a mistake. He is what we’re looking for on our coaching staff – guys who can communicate well and can relate to our players. There’s nobody who embodies that more than Sam.” And with a transition between head coaches, continuity is very important. “Especially for the players,” Williamson said. “When we recruit a guy, we want to be with him, we want to raise him for four years. You can’t get everything out of a guy in two years, a year-and-a-half. When we recruit a guy, we want him to know that we’re going to be here throughout his career. Hopefully, from here on out, we can tell a guy that and mean it.”

good job of preparing them for a new regime, but for them, they have to learn a whole new defense, a whole new offense, learn 11 new personalities and their coaching styles, fit in to what the new regime wants to do, fit in to different off-the-field rules and expectations. It’s tough in ways, but it happens every year and all over the country. These days, it’s tough to find guys who stay at one place four, five, six years. The athletes of today, they’re used to it. Even in high school now, you’ve got guys who have gone through three or four coaches in a four-year span. I hate it and it’s tough on them, but like here at Tech, it’s been done before. They’ve been through it.” Now, with a stable role in place, Williamson is thinking about making Cookeville feel even more like home. “I’m looking to move my family back to Cookeville,” Williamson said, referencing his wife, Audrey, and sons Amaree (9) and Braxton (4). “I travel back and forth from Murfreesboro, but Cookeville’s home.” Through his 11 previous seasons in Cookeville, Williamson helped oversee the Golden Eagles’ defensive line as Tech won the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference championship.

Williamson’s been there before and knows exactly what the players are going through in the transition.

A 2005 graduate of UAB, Williamson, a Greenville, Ala., native, played for Watson Brown as a defensive tackle – earning the role of team captain twice, Conference USA Player of the Week twice and named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll. He saw starting duty as a sophomore, then became the full-time starter as a junior and senior, rolling up 106 total tackles, including 12 tackles-forloss and four quarterback sacks. He also played on the Blazers’ Sheraton Hawai’I Bowl team.

“I think we make a bigger deal out of it than it really is,” Williamson said. “It is tough on them. We have to do a

Williamson was also active in Birmingham’s Big Brother/ Big Sister program as a student-athlete.

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He then joined his staff as a volunteer assistant coach following his graduation in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in justice science, working in developing the talents of NFL players Jermaine McElveen and Kyle Bissinger.. He also worked one year in UAB’s Sports Medicine and Fitness program, mentoring high school seniors and supervising high and middle school student-athletes.

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FIRST SEASON | OHIO, 2000 Chip Pugh has spent countless years guiding students, whether it was making them faster and stronger as athletes, molding them into leaders or being a beacon to help direct them.

the position a little bit besides just football ops, but also adding the character and leadership development piece to it, because that is so key right now. I don’t know how you build a football program and not be able to develop these young men off the field.”

When the Tennessee Tech football team was looking for a new Director of Football Operations and Leadership Development, there was no doubt in who should be hired on.

Alexander continued, “I obviously want us to be the best team in Football Championship Subdivision football on the field, but I also want to provide the best for these guys off the field. Chip is someone who will not only help our players in this area, but will also be a good mentor and can help our coaches with the unity of our staff and our football team.”

Pugh, who spent the last five seasons as a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Character Coach for the Golden Eagle football team, rejoins the Tech Department of Athletics in this new role. He previously served as the Director of Athletic Performance from 2006 to 2013. “I couldn’t be any more excited about this hire,” said Tech head football coach Dewayne Alexander. “Chip Pugh is an outstanding person, outstanding coach and mentor and he was very well thought of when he was our head strength coach.” During his previous tenure, he oversaw the strength and conditioning for Tech’s athletic teams, including championship winners in football, baseball, softball, tennis, volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball. He hadn’t strayed far from athletics – from 2008, Pugh was an adjunct professor for the University, teaching courses in the Exercise Science and Physical Wellness curriculum and mentoring students who planned to pursue strength and conditioning coaching as a career. Pugh was also a campus minister and the director of Collegeside Church of Christ’s University Christian Student Center, just off campus. He also helped found the Faith RXD Sport Ministry in 2013 and worked as a spiritual development coach.

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“He’s always remained close to the athletics program, especially to the football program after he left the strength position and went into the ministry,” Alexander said. “He’s always been a friend to the football program. He’s been involved with many of the players, so this couldn’t have worked out any better.” And Pugh had been on Alexander’s mind even from the start.

He came to Cookeville in 2006, following three years as the head strength and conditioning coach at Winthrop University. He served in the same role with Marietta College’s football team from 2002 to 2003, while also taking on a campus minister role at nearby 6th and Washington Church of Christ. Pugh got his start in 2000 as he was a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Ohio University, his alma mater. He earned his bachelor’s degree in sports industry with a minor in interpersonal communications in 2000, then followed it up with a master’s in physical education with a specialization in coaching in 2001.

“When I interviewed for the head coaching position, Chip was someone I reached out to and talked to about that if I had gotten the head coaching job here, would he be interested in getting involved again with the football program,” he said.

During his career, he has been certified by the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2003, the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches’ Association in 2004, USA Weightlifting in 2006 and CrossFit (Level 1, 2009; Football, 2009; Endurance, 2009; Olympic Lifting, 2011).

“When we had the opportunity for a position to come open, I spoke to Chip about that, then talked to (Tech director of athletics) Mark Wilson and (associate athletic director) Tammie McMillan about restructuring

Pugh is married to the former Nicole Carey, and has two daughters, Rory and Reagan.

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE

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18TH SEASON | WEST VIRGINIA, 1988

EIGHTH SEASON | UT MARTIN, 2011

Debbie Parker was hired in July 2011 to fill the position of administrative associate for the football program, taking over for Peggie Parrott who retired from her post after more than 25 rewarding years on the job. Parker made the move across campus to join the Golden Eagles after spending the past year as a secretary/receptionist in the College of Engineering.

Joe Erdeljac was named in July 2008 as Head Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech University. Erdeljac previously served as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech for seven years, and worked for nine years with high school athletes for the Cookeville Regional Medical Center. Overall, he is currently in his 15th year at Tech (7 years from 1992-1999 and in his 8th year now).

Since 2011, Matt Hewett has been helping shape and mold Tennessee Tech’s student-athletes as a member of the strength and conditioning staff.

DEBBIE PARKER

A 2001 graduate of Tennessee Tech with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and environmental agriscience, Debbie’s career took a different turn when she signed on as a legal assistant at a law firm in Cookeville in 2002. After a year in that position, she worked for five years as an environmental health specialist for the Tennessee Department of Health. She has also received her masters degree from Tech. Working beside previous head coaches Watson Brown and Marcus Satterfield, as well as current Tech football head coach Dewayne Alexander, she handles a wide variety of office responsibilities for the entire coaching staff including much of the paperwork involved in the recruiting process. She also helps to coordinate the annual Golden Eagle Football Alumni Classic, an event to help build the Robert Hill Johnson Endowment for funding football scholarships. Born in Battle Creek, Mich., Debbie’s family moved to Monterey where she has lived since she was four years old. She has beeen married to her husband, Michael Parker, and has three children - Emily, Rylan and Anthony.

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JOE ERDELJAC

Erdeljac was at Tech from 1992 to 1999. During that time, he was the Athletics Trainer for the men’s basketball team and worked with the student-athletes on all of Tech’s teams. A native of West Virginia, Erdeljac begin his career in 1988 while an undergraduate at the University of West Virginia. Upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree in Science and Physical Education, he took a graduate assistant position at Austin Peay and received his master’s degree 1989. From there, he accepted his first full-time position as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at LaSalle University in Philadelphia, a post he held until being hired for a similar assignment at Tech under former Head Athletic Trainer David Green. After seven years at TTU, he accepted a position in 1999 with the Cookeville Regional Medical Center as Head Athletic Trainer for Upperman High School in Baxter, a position he held until accepting the top post in Tech’s Sports Medicine Department.

MATT HEWETT

He is a top-level CrossFit athlete who has been ranked in the open classification as high as 65th nationally, ninth in the Central East division and third in the state of Tennessee, as well as three first-place team finishes for the CrossFit Games Affiliate Cup championship with CrossFit Mayhem in 2015, 2016 and 2018, as well as a runner-up finish in 2017. He’s also been a member of the Tech athletics staff since 2011, so it has allowed him to build great relationships with the coaches, administrators, student-athletes and fellow strength staff. He has been able to see first-hand what the student-athletes at Tech are capable of and how to build that to a whole new level. Hewett graduated from UT Martin in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in health and human performance with a concentration in exercise science and wellness, earning cum laude honors. He followed up with a master’s degree from Tech in exercise science, physical education and wellness in 2014. While as a student at UT Martin, Hewett served as a strength and conditioning intern in 2011 until his graduation in December that year. He spent the first half of 2012 as a strength and conditioning intern at Tennessee, then finished out 2012 and worked through May 2014 as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Tech until he completed his master’s degree.

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ATHLETICS EQUIPMENT COORDINATOR

VIDEO TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR

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It takes a lot of hard work to outfit the Tennessee Tech football team and help coordinate the other programs in the Tech department of athletics.

In collegiate athletics, a split second in video can go a long way. From the snap of the ball to a pass on the court, there can be little details that can be seen on both sides, whether it’s a correction that needs to be made or trying to break down the film to get ready for the next opponent.

When Leveda Dexter left the football academic advisor position to become Tennessee Tech’s newest assistant athletic director for academics and student-athlete welfare, trying to find someone to replace her was certainly no easy task. However, the choice to bring in Cody Matthews as Tech football’s newest academic advisor was an inspired one. After all, he came through the Golden Eagle program, earned three degrees from the university and knows what it takes to succeed on and off the field.

ROBERT BURCHFIELD

Fortunately, when the position came open, Tech was able to find someone who had done it before and knew exactly what was needed. Robert Burchfield joins the Tech department of athletics as the athletic equipment manager, replacing Tony Ramirez in the role. Burchfield has spent nearly three-and-a-half years on the staff as a student equipment manager. Burchfield earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/Coaching and Sport Administration from Tech in May 2015, then earned his master’s degree in Exercise Science/Sports Management in May 2017. Previously, he helped start the soccer program at DeKalb County Middle School as an assistant coach and was a league director for the Upward Indoor Soccer League through Trinity Assembly. He also served as a graduate assistant for the exercise science department at Tech. Burchfield is a current member of the American Equipment Managers Association and the American Football Coaching Association.

ADAM RAYMOND

That makes the position of video technology coordinator an important one to the success of Tennessee Tech athletics, and when the time came to hire a new one, Tech found just what it was looking for. Adam Raymond comes to Cookeville after spending 10 years at the University of Nevada, and will take over Tech’s video technology coordinator post, helping the Golden Eagles with their video needs. While in Nevada, Raymond oversaw day-to-day video operations for football, recording all practices and games, as well as creating cutups and assisting with analysis. He also helped create highlight films, motivational clips and other videos as requested by their football program. He also maintained Nevada’s football video archives from 1946 to the present. He wasn’t exclusive to football, however, assisting with men’s basketball, women’s basketball, volleyball, soccer and softball. Prior to his tenure in Nevada, he spent two years as a video assistant at the University of Washington from 2006 to 2008, as well as a five-year stint as a football video coordinator at the University of Buffalo. Raymond graduated from Syracuse in May 1998, earning his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the university’s prestigious S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He also lettered in football for one season. Raymond is married to Jennifer Stouffer and the couple are in the process of adopting a child, Matthew Carter Raymond.

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CODY MATTHEWS

Matthews was a member of the Tech football team from 2010 to 2015 and was a member of the 2011 Ohio Valley Conference championship squad. He was a team captain in 2015 and earned the team’s Most Valuable Receiver Award twice in 2013 and 2015. He was recognized with the OVC Medal of Honor in 2012, the conference’s honor for the student-athlete with the highest GPA in a conference-sponsored sport. He was also selected for the Collegiate Scholar-Athlete Award by the Middle Tennessee chapter of the National Football Foundation in 2015. Matthews also earned a spot on the CoSIDA Academic All-District team and was a finalist for the 2015 TTU Athletics Man of the Year Award. Matthews earned his bachelor’s in English in May 2014, his master’s in Business Administration in December 2015, then his master’s in English in May 2017. He served as a marketing intern for Tech’s Department of Music in 2014, then became a manager for the Tech Men’s and Women’s Golf teams from 2015 to 2017. Matthews also worked as a business and communications tutor for four years, was a consultant for Tech’s Writing Excellence Studio and a graduate assistant in the MBA Studies program as well as an English graduate teaching assistant and adjunct professor.

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SPORTS INFORMATION COORDINATOR

THOMAS CORHERN

THIRD SEASON | TENN. TECH, 2005 Thomas Corhern joined the Tennessee Tech University sports information staff as a sports information coordinator in July 2016. Corhern was most recently the assistant sports editor at the Cookeville Herald-Citizen, where he worked for 10 years as the Tennessee Tech beat writer, as well as writing about Upper Cumberland prep sports, focusing on Upperman High School, while covering events for 13 area high schools over the tenure. Corhern will serve as the sports information contact for the Golden Eagle football and softball teams, as well as the men’s tennis team in the fall. He will also serve as a staff photographer and assist with coverage of Tech’s other sports, as well as contribute to the athletics website, TTUsports.com. Corhern’s experience with Tennessee Tech is extensive, working around the Golden Eagles’ athletic programs for 15 years, starting as a sports writer for the Oracle campus newspaper and Eagle yearbook, a Sports Information student assistant and intern from 2003 to 2006, then as the Tech beat writer for the Herald-Citizen from 2006 to 2016. An award-winning sports writer, Corhern has won numerous awards from the Tennessee Sports Writers Association and the Tennessee Press Association. In 2016, Corhern was named the second-place winner in the Gary Lundy Writer of the Year award by the TSWA in Division II, which includes daily papers under 15,000 circulation. Most recently, he was named the second-place winner for Best Feature Writer in the Division IV Sports Information category. He is a member in good standing of the TSWA, the Football Writers Association of America, the Middle Tennessee chapter of the National Football Foundation and the College Sports Information Directors of America. He has previously been a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

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ADERICK MOORE

CAM SINGLETARY

JR. | DB | 6-0 | 180 | CLINTON, MD.

JR. | LB | 6-1 | 245 | SELMA, ALA.

FR. | WR | 5-8 | 162 | MOULTRIE, GA.

2017 (Sophomore): Adekunjo played in all 11 games in 2017, recording 14 total tackles, including nine solo and five assisted. He also had two tackles-for-loss for 11 yards, a sack for seven yards, two quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery.

2017 (Sophomore): Aderick had a breakout season in 2017, leading the team in tackles with 95 -- 38 solo and 57 assisted -- with 9.5 tackles-for-loss for 40 yards. Moore also broke up three passes and had two quarterback hurries and forced one fumble. He was also named the Ohio Valley Conference defensive player of the week on Oct. 29, following the Golden Eagles’ win over Tennessee State. In that contest, Moore had 12 tackles, two sacks for 22 yards, five tackles-for-loss for 30 yards, a forced fumble and a pass breakup. Moore was awarded a single-digit under previous head coach Marcus Satterfield’s program of a player-vote awarding the single-digit numbers to who they felt were the toughest members of the team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Singletary finished the 2017 campaign for Colquitt County HS putting up Dontez Byrd-like stats as he caught 79 passes for 1,025 yards and 11 touchdowns in 15 games last season. He averaged 13 yards per catch and 68.3 yards per game. He also returned punts for 320 yards. He helped lead the Packers to the 2017 Georgia Class 7A state championship game, after the team won Class 6A state titles in 2014 and 2015. The receiver also plays point guard for the Packers’ basketball team, earning a Georgia Athletic Coaches Association all-state selection in 2017 and eclipsing 1,000 points in his career.

2016 (Freshman): Adekunjo played in four games with the Golden Eagles. PERSONAL: The son of John and Adra Adekunjo...born September 3, 1998...full name is Oludamilohun Adekunjo. ACADEMIC: Major is undecided.

2016 (Freshman): Moore played in 10 games in 2016, recording 13 total tackles -- two solo and 11 assisted. He also had one sack and one TFL. HIGH SCHOOL: Moore was a defensive force at Selma High School, recording 165 tackles, 40 tackles-for-loss, seven forced fumbles and three interceptions. His final three seasons tallied 430 tackles, 97 tackles-for-loss, 17 forced fumbles and seven interceptions.

PERSONAL: The son of Roscoe and Tina Singletary ... full name is Cameron Emon Singletary ... born on November 26, 1999 ... cousin Quan Singletary plays football at Clark Atlanta University. ACADEMIC: Plans to pursue a degree in sports medicine.

PERSONAL: The son of Erick and Adana Moore...full name is Aderick Moore...born on November 5, 1997 ACADEMIC: Enrolled in general curriculum. HONORS: Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week (10/29/17)

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ERIQ FADAHUNSI

BAILEY FISHER

SR. | RB | 6-3 | 215 | TUSCUMBIA, ALA.

JR. | DB | 5-11 | 190 | BRYANS ROAD, MD.

FR. | QB | 6-0 | 195 | CLAYTON, GA.

2017 (Junior): Deven had a great season at linebacker, recording 51 total tackles -- 27 solo and 24 assisted, including eight for-loss for 21 yards. Sullivan was also able to hurry the quarterback four times. He also recovered a fumble against Tennessee State. His season high in tackles was 10 -- four solo and six assisted -- in the season opener against Western Illinois.

2017 (Sophomore): Eriq played in 10 games for the Golden Eagles, recording five total tackles, including three solo and two unassisted. He also recorded one pass breakup.

HIGH SCHOOL: Fisher passed for 3,341 yards as a senior with 43 touchdowns, averaging 222.7 yards per game. He completed 211 of his 297 attempts and also rushed for 1,283 yards on 221 carries (85.5 avg. per game) with 27 touchdowns and seven games with 100 or more rushing yards. With Rabun County High, Fisher earned four region championships in his tenure. In his career, he threw for 9,383 yards and 113 touchdowns, while also rushing for 3,075 yards and 57 touchdowns.

2016 (Sophomore): Sullivan had a breakout season as a sophomore, recording 58 total stops -- 25 solo and 33 assisted, including five for-loss for 16 yards. In addition, he also recorded a sack for eight yards, forced a fumble, picked off a pass and returned it 37 yards and also broke up two passes. 2015 (Redshirt freshman): Played in four games, but did not record any stats. 2014 (Freshman): Deven spent his first year on the Golden Eagle roster as a redshirt and worked with the scout teams. HIGH SCHOOL: Deven was a four-year starter at Muscle Shoals High School, and also earned five letters in wrestling... team’s second-leading rusher and topped the squad in touchdowns as a senior, helping take team to Class 5A final round and runner-up finish... four-time Times Daily All-Area selection... four-time Times Daily all-state team.. was Class 5A state wrestling champion at 195 pounds as a sophomore. PERSONAL: Deven is the son of Howard Sullivan and Dana Wimberly... birthday is March 23, 1995..full name is Zachary Deven Sullivan...father Howard played football at Northeast Community College.

2016 (Redshirt freshman): Fadahunsi rose up the depth chart to start in the secondary for the Golden Eagles in his first season in Cookeville. Playing in 11 games, Fadahunsi recorded 23 total stops, including 18 solo and five assisted, averaging 2.1 per game. He also had half a tackle-for-loss for one yard. He excelled at pass breakups, swatting down six. 2015 (Freshman): Fadahunsi was a walk-on freshman at Temple University and was a Defensive Scout Team player of the week for the Owls.

PERSONAL: The son of Donna Fisher ... born June 1, 1999, in Johnston County, N.C. ACADEMICS: Plans to major in education.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played running back, free safety, and returned punts for coach John Lush at Lackey High School … school went 7-3 his senior year … was a teammate of fellow Owl Cortrelle Simpson … injuries limited him to 36 carries for 129 yards and two touchdowns along with seven catches for 149 yards and a touchdown … also returned a punt for a touchdown … finished his career with 243 carries for 1,307 yards and 10 touchdowns and 24 catches for 220 yards and three touchdowns … attended the Nike Football Training Camp in 2014 … also ran indoor and outdoor track at Lackey. PERSONAL: The son of Emanuel and Joyce Fadhunsi … full name is Adekanmi Eriq Fadahunsi...born March 6, 1997. ACADEMIC: Majoring in mechanical engineering.

ACADEMIC: Enrolled in interdisciplinary studies.

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MELVIN HOLLAND JR. ALEX CARLING

SR. | DL | 6-0 | 290 | MURFREESBORO, TENN.

GR. | WR | 6-3 | 206 | ASHBURN, VA.

SR. | TE | 6-5 | 245 | SCRANTON, PA.

2017 (Junior): Anthony had a solid year up front as junior, recording 23 total tackles -- five solo and 18 assisted. He also had 1.5 tackles-for-loss for seven yards, a quarterback hurry and a forced fumble. Akers was awarded a single-digit under previous head coach Marcus Satterfield’s program of a player-vote awarding the single-digit numbers to who they felt were the toughest members of the team.

2017 (JUNIOR, MINNESOTA): Saw action on special teams against Buffalo, at Oregon State and against Middle Tennessee and then missed the rest of the season with an injury ... Received a senior captain award from the team. 2016 (SOPHOMORE, MINNESOTA): Saw action against Indiana State and competed on special teams agaisnt Washington State. 2015 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN, MINNESOTA): Played in eight games and made two catches for eight yards ... Made his season and collegiate debut against TCU -- competed at Colorado State and against Kent State -- notched the first catch of his career, a three-yard reception, against Ohio -- made one catch for five yards at Northwestern -- competed at Purdue, against Michigan and Central Michigan. 2014 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN, MINNESOTA): Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Briar Woods High School ... helped lead his team to a 13-2 record as a senior and a berth in the Virginia 5A championship game ... notched five catches for 199 yards and three touchdowns in championship game ... team won state titles during his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons ... made 64 catches for 1,032 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior ... returned six kickoffs for 219 yards and one touchdown ... made 52 tackles, which included nine tackles-for-loss ... returned one of his two interceptions for a touchdown ... recovered one fumble ... coached by Charlie Pierce ... named a four-star recruit by ESPN, who also ranked him as the No. 12 player in Virginia and as the No. 48 wide receiver in his class ... 247Sports pegged him as a three-star recruit and as the No. 21 player in Virginia ... received threestar status from Rivals and Scout. PERSONAL: The son of Melvin Holland Sr. and Yolanda J-Davis... born on December 3, 1995, in Tallahassee, Fla. ACADEMIC: Received his bachelor’s in business marketing from Minnesota.

2017 (Junior): Carling was awarded a single-digit under previous head coach Marcus Satterfield’s program of a player-vote awarding the single-digit numbers to who they felt were the toughest members of the team ... played in all 11 games ... caught nine passes for 89 yards ... his season long was a 32-yarder against Austin Peay.

2016 (Sophomore): Akers improved as a sophomore, playing in all 11 games as he recorded 24 total tackles -- six solo and 18 assisted. He also had two TFLs for four yards, as well as a fumble recovery and a pass break-up. 2015 (Freshman): Akers played in 11 games last season, recording 12 tackles – two unassisted and 10 assisted. He also had half of a tackle-for-loss for five yards. HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year starter at Oakland High School, Anthony Akers was the run-stopper for the Patriots with 85 total tackles. He played his prep football for former Golden Eagle Thomas McDaniel, and was named all-district and all-county as a senior in 2014. He also earned a spot on the Daily News Journal all-area team. Selected a permanent team captain, his final season also included 24 tackles-for-loss and six quarterback sacks. He also forced three fumbles, recovered two fumbles and had one interception. PERSONAL: The son of Laura Akers...born September 15, 1996 in Murfreesboro, Tenn...full name is Anthony Montrell Akers. ACADEMIC: Majoring in Education ... named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll ... won the College of Education’s Go-Getter Award in Spring 2018.

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2016 (Sophomore): In nine games of action for the Golden Eagles, Carling caught seven passes for 63 yards, including one touchdown -- but that was a big one as he caught the game-winning touchdown in overtime against Eastern Kentucky. Carling also has a tackle to his credit. 2015 (Freshman – Temple): Played in one game for the Owls against Tulane. The Owls won the American Athletic Conference East Division title. HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-sport athlete for North Pocono High School, competing in track and field, basketball and football. Played tight end and defensive end in football. PERSONAL: The son of John and Allison Carling...full name is Alexander Carling...born August 22, 1995... cousin Hubbie Gram played football at the University of Pittsburgh from 2010-14. ACADEMIC: Majoring in interdisciplinary studies and wants to become a Pennsylvania State Trooper.

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FR. | WR | 5-10 | 160 | NASHVILLE, TENN.

R-JR. | LB | 6-0 | 220 | KNOXVILLE, TENN.

FR. | WR | 6-2 | 200 | LAKELAND, FLA.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played football at Hillsboro HS ... As a senior, had five interceptions, 20 catches for 400 yards ... had 40 catches for 1,000 yards as a junior with 14 TDs ... had two returns for touchdowns as a sophomore.

2017 (Junior, medical redshirt): Josh missed the 2017 campaign after two medical issues arose. Poplar was awarded a single-digit under previous head coach Marcus Satterfield’s program of a player-vote awarding the single-digit numbers to who they felt were the toughest members of the team. 2016 (Sophomore): Poplar had a breakout season for the Golden Eagles, becoming the team’s leading tackler as he recorded 105 total tackles -- 40 solo and 65 unassisted. He also broke up a pass and recovered three fumbles for eight yards and forced two. One of those fumbles recovered was for a touchdown against Mercer. Poplar was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference second team on defense. 2015 (R edshirt freshman): Poplar made 14 tackles last season, including four solo stops in seven games played. He also recorded one tackle-for-loss for one yard. 2014 (Freshman): Poplar was a member of the team in 2014 and spent his first season as a redshirt member of the scout team. HIGH SCHOOL: A product of a solid football program at Knoxville Central High School, Josh was a four-year starter, one for coach Joel Helton and three for coach Joe Hassel... missed much of his junior year with a torn ACL, following an all-region season as a sophomore...twice named all-district... played running back and linebacker...competitive and versatile athlete, he also lettered four years in baseball and two in track & field...a sprinter, he competed in the 100m dash and 4x100m relay. PERSONAL: The son of Willie and Florence Scott Poplar...his father competed in two World Deaf Olympics (1969 and 1973) and is a member of the Knoxville Hall of Fame...born June 21, 1996 in Knoxville...full name is Joshua Taylor Zachary Poplar. ACADEMIC: Majoring in business with an interest in health care administration…named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll…named to the 2015-16 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll… awarded the OVC Academic Medal of Honor...Poplar was a 2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District selection.

HIGH SCHOOL: Clark ended his senior campaign at Victory Christian Academy with 28 catches for 405 yards and eight touchdowns, following a season where he hauled in catches for 350 yards and four touchdowns. His squad won the state championship in his sophomore season, while also earning regional championships in his 2015 season, and district titles in three of his four years.

PERSONAL: The son of Rico and Annette Edwards ... born July 28, 2000. ACADEMIC: Plans to study nursing.

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PERSONAL: The son of Furman and Pamela Clark ... full name is Bradley Clark ... born on February 17, 2000, in Lakeland, Fla. ACADEMIC: Plans to study criminal justice.

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JOSH CUNNINGHAM NICK MADONIA

SR. | DL | 6-5 | 250 | BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

SR. | WR | 5-10 | 175 | MURFREESBORO, TENN.

SR. | K | 5-10 | 185 | ARRINGTON, TENN.

2017 (Junior): Tim recorded 51 total tackles, including 14 solo and 37 assisted, as well as five for-loss for six yards ... he also had six quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... Collins was awarded a single-digit under previous head coach Marcus Satterfield’s program of a player-vote awarding the single-digit numbers to who they felt were the toughest members of the team. 2016 (Sophomore): Collins had a fantastic season for the Golden Eagles in 2016 as he played in all 11 games and was a force for the Tech defense. In all, Collins had 33 total tackles -- sixteen solo and 17 assisted, as well as 6.5 for-loss for 27 yards. He also recorded four sacks for 22 yards, in addition to forcing a fumble and breaking up a pass. 2015 (Freshman): Playing in nine games and starting five, Collins was eighth on the team in total tackles with 28, including 14 solo stops and also had 2.5 tackles-for-loss for 14 yards. He also had a half-sack for three yards as well as two pass breakups, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble. HIGH SCHOOL: Collins was a multi-sport standout at Restoration Academy in Fairfield, Ala., lettering in basketball and track in addition to his four seasons on the Bulldog football team. Played tight end, defensive end and outside linebacker for coach Reggie Torbor’s squad, helping post an 8-4 record including a 4-1 mark in region play. Named the team’s Most Valuable Lineman, he was also tabbed the team’s overall MVP, the same honor he picked up on the track & field team where he established the school record in the mile run. PERSONAL: The son of Ken Moore and Ann Thomas...full name is Timothy Demond Collins...born April 26, 1997 in Bessemer, Ala. ACADEMIC: Majoring in basic business with an interest in becoming a sales representative…named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll…named to the 2015-16 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll HONORS: 2018 Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference

2017 (Junior): Josh was moved back to a secondary spot on defense, where he recorded 53 total tackles -- 34 solo, 19 assisted, as well as 4.5 for-loss for 30 yards. He also recorded six pass break-ups, had two quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles and a blocked kick ... had 11 total tackles against Tennessee State ... Cunningham was awarded a single-digit under previous head coach Marcus Satterfield’s program of a player-vote awarding the single-digit numbers to who they felt were the toughest members of the team. 2016 (Sophomore): Cunningham stepped into a wide receiver role, catching 17 passes for 178 yards, averaging 17.8 yards per game ... Also had five carries for eight yards ... Returned one kick for nine yards ... Recorded seven tackles -- two solo and five assisted ... Season-high performance was seven catches for 69 yards against Eastern Kentucky. 2015 (Freshman): Cunningham spent a lot of time on special teams, playing in all 11 games. He recorded 17 total tackles, including nine solo stops. He had half a tackle-for-loss and three pass break-ups. HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior at Oakland High School, he had 27 total tackles, four interceptions and recovered a fumble in limited action on defense. On offense, he rushed for 1,496 yards on 246 carries and scored 21 total touchdowns. Cunningham’s defensive accolades the past two seasons have come at safety. A two-time Daily News Journal All-Area Football first-team selection, he had 56 tackles and four interceptions with two forced fumbles as a junior when he spent the majority of his playing time on defense. He played at Oakland for former Golden Eagle Thomas McDaniel. PERSONAL: The son of Terry and Melvin Cunningham...full name is Joshua Adam Cunningham...born April 13, 1997. ACADEMIC: Majoring in basic business.

2017 (Junior): Nick finished the 2017 campaign going 9-for-14 on field goal tries and a perfect 21-for-21 on extra points, leading the team in scoring with 48 points. His season longest field goal was 51 yards at Eastern Illinois in a game where he went 3-for-4 on field goal tries ... went 3-for-3 against Tennessee State ... went 4-for-4 on extra points against Austin Peay ... Madonia also punted the ball 62 times for 2,487 yards, an average of 40.1 yards per punt. His longest punt went 65 yards, while he pinned it inside the 20 21 times. He had 10 fair catches and five touchbacks ... named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference team as a second-team specialist. 2016 (Sophomore): Madonia moved up into the main kicker role for the Golden Eagles and excelled, completing 13 of his 16 field goal attempts and 33 of his 35 extra-point tries. After missing his first two of the season, Madonia hit eight straight field goals between the Austin Peay and Eastern Illinois contests before missing his first try at Tennessee State. But from that game on, he closed out the season with seven straight successful kicks -- including a school-record 57-yarder against the Tigers, the longest for the Golden Eagles since Ryan Weeks (1989) and Murray Cunningham (1974) kicked 53-yard completions. The kick was tied for the longest in the Football Championship Subdivision with TSU’s Lane Clark, who kicked a 57-yarder earlier in the season. Madonia was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference team as a second-team specialist. He ended the campaign with a team-high 72 points, tied for the fifth most in school history in a single season behind Dontey Gay (90, 2011), Larry Shipp (90, 2007), Michael Penix (78, 1995) and Larry Schreiber (78, 1969) and tied with Josh Foster (72, 2004) and Jason Ballard (72, 2003). 2015 (Freshman): Madonia handled kickoff duties last season. HIGH SCHOOL: A third-team All-Midstate selection, Nick Madonia was a kicker from Centennial High School with a strong leg and tremendous accuracy. The grandson of legendary Overton football coach Nick Coutras, Madonia connected on 9-of-13 field goal attempts in 2014, including a season-long 52-yarder in the Cougars’ Week 6 win over Mt. Juliet. He also converted 47-of-49 extra-point attempts and averaged 35.4 yards on 41 punts, helping lead Centennial to a 10-3 record and the Class 6A quarterfinals. On kickoffs, he had 36 touchbacks. He scored 74 points as a senior, and finished his career with 252 total points. In his prep career, he was 31-for-43 on field goals. PERSONAL: The son of Catrina Coutras and Frank Madonia...born February 25, 1997 in Nashville...ful name is Nicholas Michael Madonia...mother Catrina was a member of the Tennessee Tech dance team from 1983-1987. ACADEMIC: Majoring in civil engineering…named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll…named to the 2015-16 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll HONORS: All-Ohio Valley Conference second team -- 2016; All-OVC second team -- 2017; All-OVC Preseason Team -- 2018

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DREW MARTIN

FR. | QB | 6-0 | 190 | COOKEVILLE, TENN.

SR. | DB | 6-1 | 200 | CHATTANOOGA, TENN.

FR. | QB | 6-2 | 205 | FRANKLIN, TENN.

HIGH SCHOOL: Smith passed for 1,726 yards for Cookeville in 2017, completing 101 of his 169 passes with six interceptions. He threw 22 touchdown passes as he averaged 132.8 passing yards a game. On the ground, Smith rushed for 1,002 yards on 169 carries, with nine more touchdowns to his credit. He finished his career for former Tennessee Tech quarterback and Cookeville High head coach Jimmy Maynord with 4,452 yards of total offense and holding the CHS school records in passing touchdowns, total offense and total offense per game. Smith was named the District 6-AAA quarterback of the year, a 2018 team captain and the team’s offensive MVP. Smith was also a four-year letterwinner for Butch Chaffin’s baseball program, winning two region and three district championships as a first and third baseman.

2017 (Junior): A.J. finished the season with 34 total tackles -- 15 solo and 19 assisted, as well as 0.5 for-loss for one yard. Flemister also picked off one pass, broke up eight more and forced a fumble. He played in all 11 games.

HIGH SCHOOL: Martin threw for 3,036 yards for a BGA team that finished 11-2 in 2017. He completed 219 of his 311 passes and threw 37 touchdown passes as he averaged 237.2 yards per game. Martin also rushed 74 times for 237 yards and six touchdowns. BGA reached the Division II-AA semifinals before falling to eventual state champ Lausanne Collegiate. In his career, he threw for 5,486 yards and 60 touchdowns, while running for 468 yards and eight rushing touchdowns. He broke BGA’s season and career records for passing yardage and touchdowns. Martin was twice named all-region and the region offensive MVP. He was a Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Semi-finalist, while also named to the first-team All-State squad, while playing in the East-West All-Star Game and was a Tennessee Titans Player of the Week.

PERSONAL: The son of Jim and Julie Smith ... father Jim played football at Tennessee Tech ... born May 2, 2000, in Cookeville, Tenn. ACADEMIC: Plans to major in exercise science with an emphasis in physical therapy.

2016 (Sophomore): Flemister played in all 11 games of the 2016 campaign, recording 15 total tackles -- 10 solo and five assisted -- as he averaged 1.4 per game. He also had one forloss for one yard. Flemister also picked off a pass for 13 yards and had three pass breakups. 2015 (Freshman): Flemister played in 11 games for the Golden Eagles, recording 23 tackles, including 16 solo stops. He also had one fumble recovery, picked off one pass for 44 yards and broke up six passes. HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time all-district selection for coach Charles Fant at Notre Dame High School, Anthony Flemister was a lockdown pass defender who pulled down 15 career interceptions. As a senior, he helped the Fighting Irish to a 12-2 overall record, the District 7-AA championship and the TSSAA state playoff semifinals. He had four picks in his senior season, returning two of those for touchdowns. Twice selected the team’s Defensive Back of the Year, he was a second-team Chattanooga Times-Free Press Best of Preps selection.

PERSONAL: The son of Eric and Julie Martin ... full name is Andrew Edward Martin ... born on February 3, 2000, in Nashville, Tenn. ... father Eric played football from 1987 to 1991 at Tennessee Tech. ACADEMIC: Plans to major in business.

PERSONAL: The son of Althea and Anthony Flemister, Sr. … full name is Anthony Lowell Flemister…born July 5, 1997 in Chattanooga...uncle Derek Stinson played four years of football at Tusculum College. ACADEMIC: Majoring in basic business.

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DEONTAY WILSON R-JR. | DB | 6-3 | 190 | TRUSSVILLE, ALA. 2017 (Sophomore): Deontay played in all 11 games in 2017, recording 64 total tackles, including 20 solo and 44 assisted, as well as 0.5 for-loss for one yard. Wilson also picked off a pass and broke up two. He also recovered a fumble, returning it 13 yards ... he recorded a season-high 12 tackles against Western Illinois, then had 10 against Austin Peay. 2016 (Redshirt freshman): Wilson was third on the Golden Eagles in tackles, recording 73 total stops, including 32 solo and 41 assisted as well as two for-loss for three yards ... Had a season-high 14 tackles against Wofford and also had double-digit tallies against Eastern Illinois (11) and Southeast Missouri (10) ... He also picked off a pass for 34 yards against UT Martin ... Also had two pass breakups. 2015 (Freshman): Saw no action on the varsity squad. HIGH SCHOOL: Wilson was one of the top defensive players in his region the past two years, posting more than 200 tackles while leading Trussville High School. As a junior, he had 111 total tackles with 10 tackles-for-loss, three fumbles forced and four passes defended. In 2014 as a senior, despite drawing loads of attention from opponents, he managed 93 total tackles with two tackles-for-loss. He had one interception, two fumbles forced and returned one fumble 102 yards for a touchdown. He was named the 2014 Exterminator of the Year by one Birmingham media, and was a 2013 Class 6A second-team selection. PERSONAL: The son of Trent and Jeanetta Wilson...full name is Deontay DaJuane Wilson...born October 8, 1996 in Birmingham, Ala...majoring in basic business.

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ADAM BROWNER

SHANNON FAYNE

SR. | DL | 6-1 | 250 | GADSDEN, ALA.

SO. | QB | 6-4 | 225 | NEW HOPE, ALA.

JR. | DB | 6-0 | 195 | NASHVILLE, TENN.

2017 (Junior): Chris played in all 11 games, recording 41 total tackles -- 11 solo and 30 assisted, as well as 3.5 for-loss for 13 yards and half a sack for three yards. He also broke up one pass and had four quarterback hurries.

2017 (Redshirt freshman): Saw action in three games ... Completed 11 of his 32 passes for 104 yards ... Averaged 34.7 yards per game ... Was intercepted twice ... Almost all of those yards came in the Southeast Missouri game where he started in place of Andre Salem going 11-for-29 for 104 yards.

2017 (Sophomore): Played in five games in 2017, recording 10 total tackles -- five solo and five assisted. Fayne had six tackles against Austin Peay.

2016 (Sophomore): McElderry played in 11 games, recording 16 tackles -- six solo and 10 assisted -- with one TFL for three yards. 2015 (Redshirt freshman): McElderry played in 10 games last season, recording 14 tackles, including five solo stops. He also had two tackles-for-loss for three yards as well as a forced fumble and pass break-up. 2014 (Freshman): Chris worked on the scout teams as a redshirt in his first season on the squad. HIGH SCHOOL: A defensive lineman from Gadsden City High School and three-year prep starter... played for coaches Joe Billingsley and Matt Scott... made 79 total tackles as a senior, including 22 tackles-for-loss and 16 quarterback sacks... forced two fumbles... team’s Defensive MVP and permanent team captain... selected first-team all-state and first-team all-county.

2016 (Freshman, Garden City Community College): Was a member of the 2016 NJCAA national championship team. HIGH SCHOOL: As a three-year starter for New Hope High School, Browner threw for 4,127 yards, 45 touchdowns and 22 interceptions, while also running for 1,405 yards and 21 touchdowns ... as a senior, he threw for 1,044 yards and 10 touchdowns, while running for 541 yards and eight touchdowns ... was named to the Alabama Class 3A all-state first team as a punter, averaging 41.2 yards. ... was a three-sport athlete, winning region championships in football, basketball and baseball. PERSONAL: The son of Doug and Amanda Browner ... born April 15, 1997, in Huntsville, Ala. ... full name is Adam Denton Browner. ACADEMIC: Plans to study business.

2016 (Freshman): Fayne played in seven games for the Golden Eagles, collecting 36 total stops, including 17 solo and 19 assisted. He averaged 5.1 tackles per game. He also had 3.5 tackles-for-loss for six yards. Fayne also broke up a pass. HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Donelson Christian Academy and had a fantastic season as a running back and strong safety. He ended his final campaign with 71 tackles, two interceptions, 1,530 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns. He was named a region MVP as well as named to an all-state team. He ended his career with 241 tackles, 10 interceptions, three forced fumbles, 3,309 rushing yards and 53 touchdowns. PERSONAL: The son of Robert and Michelle Fayne…full name is Shannon Marquise Fayne…born April 1, 1998 in San Francisco, Calif….cousin Phillip Fayne Jr. plays basketball at Illinois State. ACADEMIC: Is enrolled in general curriculum.

PERSONAL: The son of Doug Jones and Jackie McElderry,,,full name is Garrett Christopher McElderry...born on November 20, 1995. ACADEMIC: Majoring in EXPW with an interest in sports accounting…named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll

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LUKE WARD

JACKSON GUY

SO. | DB | 6-0 | 165 | BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

R-JR. | QB | 6-3 | 225 | DECATURVILLE, TENN.

SO. | QB | 6-0 | 200 | ENGLEWOOD, TENN.

2017 (Freshman): Mackell played in 10 games in his inaugural campaign, recording 11 total tackles -- five solo and six assisted. He recorded five in the Jacksonville State game.

2017 (Sophomore): Played in six games in 2017, completing 50 of his 101 passes for 503 yards and eight touchdowns. He averaged 83.8 yards per game and five yards per attempt. His best outing of the season came at Murray State, where he completed 19 of his 39 passes for 201 yards, throwing three touchdowns.

2017 (Freshman): Was on the team in 2017, but did not record any statistics.

HIGH SCHOOL: Widely considered one of the fastest prospects in the Birmingham area, Pippen recorded 39 tackles, broke up 17 passes and intercepted four ... was named to the Birmingham all-city team and was an honorable mention all-state. PERSONAL: The son of Mack and Jerreka Pippen ... born on August 3, 1999, in Birmingham, Ala. ... full name is Mackell Vertre’ Pippen ... brother, Jerrell, played basketball at Concordia College. ACADEMICS: Plans to pursue a career in sports medicine.

2016 (Redshirt freshman): Played in one game, rushing the ball twice for four total yards in the Golden Eagles’ finale against Murray State. 2015 (Freshman): Was on the roster, but did not see any action on the varsity squad. HIGH SCHOOL: Played quarterback for four years for head coach Jeff Robertson at Riverside High School...also played baseball for four seasons for head coach Dusty Rhodes, winning the Class 2A state championship in 2011 and 2012. PERSONAL: The son of Paul and Jenny Ward...full name is Lucas Gray Ward...born on June 19, 1996...father Paul played football at Murray State from 1984 to 1987. ACADEMIC: Enrolled in interdisciplinary studies.

HIGH SCHOOL: In his career at McMinn Central, Guy passed for 2,818 yards and 16 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,546 yards and 15 touchdowns ... he averaged 7.4 yards per carry and completed 52 percent of his passes ... he rushed for 767 yards and seven TDs as a junior while passing for 1,012 yards and five touchdowns ... as a senior, he passed for 1,306 yards and nine touchdowns, while rushing for 654 yards and seven touchdowns ... was named first team all-district in 2014, first team all-region in 2015, all-area from 2014-2016, the Daily Post Athenian Student-Athlete of the Year in 2016 ... was McMinn Central’s all-time leading passer for a season and a career ... tied for fourth for the TSSAA single-game record with seven touchdowns in a game ... also lettered three times in basketball, winning four straight district championships and was twice named to the all-district tournament team ... also lettered one season in baseball ... lettered two times in track and field, winning the region championship in the 4x400 relay in 2016. PERSONAL: The son of Joe and Stephanie Guy ... born on December 2, 1997, in Etowah, Tenn. ACADEMICS: Plans to major in history and education with an interest in becoming a lawyer.

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DARRIUS STAFFORD SETH CARLISLE

FR. | DB | 6-1 | 180 | NASHVILLE, TENN.

R-JR. | WR | 6-2 | 195 | MEMPHIS, TENN.

FR. | DB | 6-1 | 205 | RED BOILING SPRINGS, TENN.

HIGH SCHOOL: An exceptional defensive force, Thompson picked off eight passes for a combined 186 yards while also deflecting seven passes last season. He also had 33 tackles – 27 solo and six assisted. Thompson also saw action on the offensive side of the ball, catching 26 passes for 393 yards and seven touchdowns. He ended his career with 81 tackles, 10 interceptions, 17 deflections, 1,324 all-purpose yards and 17 touchdowns. He was named to the first-team all-state team, as well as the the all-metro and all-region teams.

2017 (Sophomore): Played in three games in 2017 ... caight six passes for 139 yards and one touchdown ... averaged 46.3 yards per game ... caught three passes for 95 yards and a touchdown against Western Illinois, including a 61-yard pass.

HIGH SCHOOL: A quarterback with the Tigers, Carlisle will be able to show a lot of versatility for the Golden Eagles. Carlisle was named the Region 3-4A Most Valuable Player as he compiled 1,351 yards and 16 touchdowns through the air, then rushed for 1,556 yards and 19 more touchdowns. Defensively, Carlisle recorded 46 tackles, had two interceptions -- one returned for a touchdown -- and recovered a fumble. He was voted the Tennessee Titans Player of the Week during the campaign. In his career, Carlisle rolled up 9,636 yards of total offense and 116 total touchdowns, rushing for 5,632 yards and 76 touchdowns. He was also selected to the Tennessee EastWest All-Star Football Classic ... was three times named the Tennessean Titan Up Player of the Week ... was an all-state selection ... Carlisle also played basketball at Macon County, earning District 7-AA MVP and Defensive Player of the Year honors. He was twice named all-district and was a district and region tournament MVP. He ended his basketball career with 1,694 points.

PERSONAL: The son of Brian and Cleo Thompson ... full name is Brian Darnell Thompson Jr. ... born on July 2, 2000, in Nashville, Tenn. ACADEMIC: Plans to study nursing.

2016 (Redshirt freshman): Stafford played in 10 games, recording four total stops -- three solo and one assisted. 2015 (Freshman): Stafford played in four games but recorded no stats. HIGH SCHOOL: Darrius Stafford was a three-year starter at Kirby High School in Memphis, where he was one of the region’s top receivers as well as a defensive back that opponent quarterbacks learned to stay away from. As a receiver for coach Jeremy Orsagh’s team, Stafford had 63 catches in his senior season for 1,047 yards and 13 touchdowns, earning first-team all-region honors. As a cornerback, he made 48 tackles and added five interceptions for the Cougars, earning second-team all-region honors as a defensive back. He was named to the Memphis Commercial Appeal Best of Preps team, and was chosen to play in the 2014-15 National All-American Bowl. PERSONAL: The son of Nikia Stafford...born April 13, 1997 in Memphis...full name is Darrius Stafford...

PERSONAL: The son of John and Lynette Carlisle ... born on February 20, 2000, in Cookeville, Tenn. ... full name is Seth Logan Carlisle. ACADEMIC: Plans to major in chemistry with a intention to study pre-pharmacy.

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DAVID GIST

JR. | WR | 6-3 | 185 | HUNTSVILLE, ALA.

FR. | DB | 5-10 | 183 | SPRING HILL, TENN.

FR. | RB | 5-11 | 190 | COOKEVILLE, TENN.

2017 (Sophomore): R.D. Played in all 11 games and caught five passes for 79 yards ... longest was a 23-yard catch at Eastern Kentucky ... caught two passes against UT Martin.

HIGH SCHOOL: Carter was a TSSAA Class 5A Mr. Football finalist at Summit, rushing for 1,225 yards and 14 touchdowns on 141 carries in an injury-shortened season as he helped lead the team to its first region championship. Carter also threw two touchdown passes on 2-for-3 passing for 54 yards and caught three passes for 54 yards and a touchdown. He was named to the all-region team three times.

HIGH SCHOOL: Gist’s numbers were incredible, rushing for 1,438 yards and 21 touchdowns as he averaged 110.6 yards on the ground per game. He also caught 24 passes for 293 yards and three touchdowns. Gist, under the direction of former Tennessee Tech standout Jimmy Maynord at CHS, also represented the Cavaliers in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Football Classic. Gist also ran track and field for head coach Scott Cook.

2016 (Freshman): Ford played in eight games in the 2016 campaign. While he did not record a catch, he did record three tackles -- one solo and two assisted. HIGH SCHOOL: Ford was a standout football and track student-athlete at Buckhorn High School in Huntsville, Ala. In football, he was named to the all-region team, while he finished 10th in the state in track competition. He was clocked with a 50.51 time in the 400 meters.

PERSONAL: The son of John Carter and Malissa Klangmoung ... born on February 2, 2000, in Nashville, Tenn. ACADEMICS: Plans to enroll in physical therapy.

PERSONAL: The son of David Gist and Tricia Germenis ... full name is David Levon Gist ACADEMIC: Plans to study accounting.

PERSONAL: The son of Robert and Sylvia Ford…full name is Robert Ford…born October 29, 1997…father played basketball at Lipscomb University. ACADEMIC: Enrolled in basic business.

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ANDREW GOLDSMITH MARCUS McMEANS

SO. | DB | 5-10 | 160 | MURFREESBORO, TENN.

JR. | RB | 6-0 | 210 | JACKSON, TENN.

SO. | DB | 6-0 | 170 | TALLADEGA, ALA.

2017 (Freshman): Boyd played in nine games, recording two tackles -- one solo and one assisted.

2017 (Sophomore): Andrew led the Golden Eagles in rushing in 2017, carrying the ball 116 times and collecting 589 yards and three touchdowns, an average of 53.5 yards per game ... also caught 15 passes for 164 yards and a touchdown, an average of 14.9 yards per game ... returned four kicks for 100 yards, an average of 25 yards per return ... also completed one pass for a 27-yard touchdown against Tennessee State ... rushed for a season-high 121 yards at Eastern Illinois ... rushed for 101 against Tennessee State ... caught a career-long 44-yard pass at Ball State ... ran for a career-long 41 yards at Eastern Illinois ... had three returns for 83 yards at Murray State.

2017 (Freshman): Marcus played in eight games in 2017, recording four total tackles -- two solo and two assisted. He also forced a fumble against Tennessee State.

2016 (Freshman): Goldsmith put up solid numbers in his first campaign with the Golden Eagles. In 10 games, he rushed 48 times for 224 yards, an average of 22.4 yards per game and 4.7 yards per rush. He ran for two touchdowns, the longest a 22-yard breakaway. He also caught five passes for 33 yards and a touchdown. Defensively, he also recorded one assisted tackle.

PERSONAL: The son of Richard and Mia Merritt McMeans ... born March 20, 1999 in Talladega, Ala. ... full name is Richard Lamar McMeans.

HIGH SCHOOL: Boyd had a solid senior campaign for Oakland High School and head coach Kevin Creasy as he recorded 63 tackles and three interceptions. He won two district championships with the Patriots and was named to the all-district and all-region teams. PERSONAL: The son of LaTasha Boyd...born November 25, 1997...Full name is Quintavious Boyd. ACADEMIC: Enrolled in general curriculum.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-sport athlete, McMeans was named the 2016 Fox 6 Defensive Player of the Year, was Winterboro’s defensive MVP twice and was also twice named to the All-County team as well as an all-state honorable mention in 2015-16 ... won the team’s “Hustle” and “I Like To Practice” awards in 2014-15 ... was named the 2016-17 Fox 6 Defensive Player of the Year ... was the recipient of the 2016-17 Bryant Jordan Athletic Scholarship.

ACADEMICS: Plans to major in journalism/communications and become a sports analyst

HIGH SCHOOL: Goldsmith led his Trinity Christian Academy team to a district and region championship during his tenure. As a senior, he rushed for 3,139 yards with 33 touchdowns. He also passed for 13 yards. As a senior, he ran for 750 yards and caught passes for 250 yards. As a sophomore, he ran for 950 yards. Goldsmith also played basketball for the Jackson, Tenn., school. PERSONAL: The son of Clayton and Andrea Goldsmith…full name is Andrew Jordan Goldsmith…born December 25, 1997. ACADEMIC: Plans to major in sports management.

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JAMAAL THOMPSON AIDAN RAINES

SO. | WR | 6-0 | 194 | SPRINGFIELD, TENN.

R-FR. | DB | 6-0 | 175 | HENDERSONVILLE, TENN.

FR. | DB | 6-1 | 180 | MT. JULIET, TENN.

2017 (Freshman): Played in all 11 games in 2017 ... caught seven passes for 62 yards, an average of 5.6 yards per game. He had four catches for 19 yards at Eastern Kentucky. His longest catch was an 18-yarder against UT Martin.

2017 (Freshman, East Tennessee State): Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A wide receiver and defensive back at Mt. Juliet High School, Raines put together solid numbers as he scored 60 career touchdowns and collected more than 4,000 total yards as a four-year starter, including 2,800 rushing yards and 1,250 receiving yards. He also recorded 65 tackles and picked off two passes ... Raines was named all-region three times, was the 2017 region MVP and was twice named to the all-state team ... he helped lead Mt. Juliet to two region championships.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a three-time all-region selection ... caught 28 passes for 536 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior ... caught 27 passes for 558 yards and nine touchdowns as a junior ... lettered three seasons in football and three seasons in basketball. PERSONAL: The son of Tim and Shannon Kramm ... born August 16, 1997, in Gallatin, Tenn. ... full name is Branson Lee Kramm. ACADEMIC: Plans to major in business.

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HIGH SCHOOL: Played four seasons at Pope John Paul II ... as a senior, recorded 20 total touchdowns, rushed for 730 yards and caught passes for 472 yards. On defense, recorded 38 tackles and had two interceptions. ... also played basketball and ran track and field ... was named All-Region, All-County and All-State Academic. PERSONAL: The son of John and Cassandra Thompson ... cousin Ladarius Vanlier was an All-American football player at Tennessee Tech ... full name is Jamaal Lemonte Thompson ... born on July 28, 1999, in Nashville, Tenn. ACADEMIC: Majoring in Communications with an interest in becoming a sports broadcaster.

PERSONAL: The son of Brad and Ginger Raines ... full name is Aidan B. Raines ... born on July 11, 1999, in Nashville, Tenn. ... father, Brad, played football at Western Kentucky for five seasons. ACADEMIC: Intends to major in business.

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SO. | WR | 6-2 | 195 | BRENTWOOD, TENN.

R-SO. | DB | 6-3 | 190 | SPRING HILL, TENN.

SO. | LB | 6-2 | 205 | ROCKWOOD, TENN.

2017 (Freshman): Played in nine games on defense in 2017 ... recorded three total tackles -- two solo and one assisted.

2016 (Freshman): Played in nine games ... caught one pass for -4 yards.

2017 (Redshirt freshman): Was on the team, but did not record any statistics.

HIGH SCHOOL: Howard had a strong 2016 season with 42 tackles, including 2.5 for-loss, three pass breakups, four interceptions – including one for a touchdown – and a forced fumble. Offensively, Howard also caught 21 passes for 378 yards and four touchdowns, as well as rushed eight times for 56 yards. He was named to the all-Region 5-1A team in 2015 and 2016 and was the winner of the Nashville City Civitan Sportsmanship Award. Howard was a member of the 2015 state championship team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped lead his Independence High School team to a Class 5A state championship at Tech’s Tucker Stadium in December 2015. Played one season for former Tennessee Titan Kevin Dyson as a quarterback, then played three seasons for Scott Blade as a wide receiver, safety and defensive back...was named to his all-region team...Also played basketball.

2016 (Freshman): Redshirted.

PERSONAL: Howard is the son of Riki and Gina Howard ... born on August 26, 1998, in Southern California ... full name is Slater Jackson Howard. ACADEMIC: Howard plans to enroll in pre-physical therapy.

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PERSONAL: The son of Jeff and Jill Swayze...born on July 5, 1997...full name is Adam Jeffrey Swayze...cousin Brandon Swayze played football for two seasons at Gardner-Webb. ACADEMIC: Majoring in agriculture.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner at Rockwood High School, Warner was a solid quarterback, completing 145 of his 227 passes for 2,250 yards for 32 touchdowns and rushed for 19 more scores. As a senior, he completed 77 of his 122 passes for 1,227 yards and 17 touchdowns and ran for 10 touchdowns. He was named to the all-district team and was the district’s academic player of the year...also played baseball and was named all-district, all-region and honorable mention all-state. PERSONAL: The son of Reno and Leigh Ann Warner...full name is William Harrison Warner...born on January 10, 1998 in Knoxville. ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in basic business and pursue a career as a financial manager.

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R-FR.. | P | 6-0 | 185 | BANNOCKBURN, AUSTRALIA

SO. | RB | 5-9 | 191 | KENNESAW, GA.

JR. | DB | 5-8 | 181 | TULLAHOMA, TENN.

HIGH SCHOOL: As a student-athlete at Belmont High School in his native Australia, Maynard was a three-sport athlete, competing in swimming, cricket and track and field. Among his high school accolades, he broke a 33-year-old school record in the freestyle relay in swimming by 16 seconds. Maynard also came through the Prokick Australia program, which has instructed five consecutive Ray Guy Award winners and 12 All-Americans. The program’s alums include former Eastern Kentucky punter Keith Wrzuszczak, who was the top punter in the OVC in recent years.

2017 (Freshman): Had one carry for four yards against Southeast Missouri.

2018 (Junior): Darden joins the Golden Eagles after spending two years at Motlow State Community College.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-year letterwinner in football and lacrosse at Sprayberry High School ... was named the Cobb County Player of the Week, an all-region team honorable mention, selected to the Senior All-Star Bowl and was twice selected to the Georgia Lacrosse All-Star Team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played three years of varsity football for coach John Olive at Tullahoma High School ... as a senior, he rushed 21 times for 218 yards and five touchdowns, caught 20 passes for 307 yards and five touchdowns, and recorded 36 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery on defense ... was named second-team All-Middle Tennessee wide receiver, 2015 Ticket Radio Player of the Year and to the District 8-AAA team.

PERSONAL: The son of Craig and Jeanette Maynard ... full name is Luke Craig Maynard ... born on September 19, 1995, in Geelong, Australia. ACADEMICS: Studying elementary education with an interest in becoming a teacher.

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PERSONAL: The son of Gilbert and Ragina Worthy ... born November 5, 1998, in Atlanta, Ga. ... full name is Gilbert Dentonio Worthy, Jr.

PERSONAL: The son of Thomas and Cam Darden ... full name is Thomas Riley Darden ... born on September 19, 1996, in Tullahoma, Tenn. ACADEMIC: Enrolled in Exercise Science -- Pre-Physical Therapy.

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FR. | RB | 6-0 | 190 | JAMESTOWN, TENN.

FR. | DB | 5-10 | 180 | LEBANON, TENN.

R-FR. | DB | 5-8 | 150 | THOMPSON’S STATION, TENN.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played four seasons for head coach Derwin Wright at York Institute, filling in at running back and safety ... finished his senior campaign with the Dragons with 1,658 all-purpose yards and 19 touchdowns ... recorded 22 solo tackles and 10 assisted on defense, as well as one interception ... also returned two punts for touchdowns ... was named to the Tennessee Football Coaches Association’s All-State team ... named region’s Offensive MVP ... also ran track and field at YAI for head coach Josh Hurst, setting school records in the 100 meters, 200 meters, 4x100m relay and the 4x200m relay ... was a qualifier for the TSSAA state track meet in the 100m and 200m races.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played three seasons for Coach Brad Dedman at Wilson Central ... collected four interceptions, 35 tackles and an interception return for a touchdown as a senior. Finished his prep career with 10 interceptions, 95 tackles, two touchdowns and an INT return for a touchdown ... four times was named a Player of the Week ... earned a Charles W. Hawkins III Scholar-Athlete award from the Middle Tennessee chapter of the National Football Foundation.

HIGH SCHOOL: Recorded 72 tackles and picked off five passes as a senior at Independence High School, while also returning a fumble for a touchdown. Huner ended his career with 123 total tackles, 12 interceptions and 27 pass deflections in his two seasons as a defensive back. His IHS team won the state championship as a junior, but fell in his senior campaign with a 29-1 record in his final two seasons. Huner was named all-state as a junior, while earning all-region and all-district honors as a junior and a senior.

PERSONAL: The son of Glen and Marti Rexroat ... full name is Heath Steven-Sharp Rexroat ... born on November 24, 1998, in Jamestown, Tenn. ... father Glen played football for two years at Cumberland University.

PERSONAL: The son of Eric and Shunna McBroom ... full name is DeMarius Jaron McBroom ... born on June 10, 2000, in Nashville, Tenn. ... father Eric played football for four years at Middle Tennessee ... mother Shunna ran track and field for one year at Tennessee State. ACADEMIC: Plans to study civil engineering with an interest in architecture.

PERSONAL: The son of Michael and Alisha Huner ... brother of current Golden Eagle Seth Huner ... father Michael played baseball at Troy University in 1991 and 1992 ... full name is Cole Jeremiah Huner ... born on August 29, 1998, in Auburn, Ala. ACADEMICS: Intends to study mechanical engineering.

ACADEMICS: Plans to study sociology with an interest in law enforcement.

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FR | WR | 6-0 | 175 | MT. JULIET, TENN.

FR | DB | 5-9 | 140 | ALCOA, TENN.

JR. | LB | 6-3 | 210 | BROOKLYN, N.Y.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Wilson Central High for head coach Brad Dedman ... earned all-county and all-district honors ... had six interceptions as a senior, and finished his career with 12.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played three years for Gary Rankin at Alcoa High School, winning three TSSAA Class 3A state championships with the Tornadoes ... was named an all-region cornerback ... also ran track and field.

2017 (Sophomore): Randy played in 10 games during the 2017 campaign, recording 20 total tackles -- seven solo and 13 assisted with one for-loss for four yards.

PERSONAL: The son of John and Barb Graves ... full name is Kalib Anthony Graves ... born on December 8, 1999, in Hermitage, Tenn.

PERSONAL: The son of DiAndre Johnson Sr. and Christina Johnson ... born July 18, 2000, in Knoxville, Tenn. ... uncle James Rainer played football and ran track and field at East Tennessee State ... cousin Randall Cobb played football for the University of Kentucky and currently plays for the NFL’s Green Bay Packers.

ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in Marketing with an interest in working in sports marketing/ministry.

ACADEMIC: Interested in zoology with a goal to become a primatologist.

2016 (Freshman): Lewis played in 10 games for the Golden Eagles, recording 18 total tackles, including nine solo, nine assisted and one for-loss for two yards. He also broke up two passes. HIGH SCHOOL: Lewis helped his team win the city championship in Brooklyn, N.Y., last season as he recorded 103 tackles, forced two fumbles and collected five sacks. As a junior, he had 78 tackles, 20 sacks and three forced fumbles. In his sophomore season, Lewis had 30 tackles, six sacks, a forced fumble and a touchdown. As a freshman, he recorded 40 tackles and 12 sacks. Lewis was named All-City and was a Brooklyn 44 All-Star. PERSONAL: The son of Randy Lewis and Pamela Hicks… born November 20, 1998 in Brooklyn, N.Y….full name is Randy Lewis. ACADEMIC: Intends to major in EXPW with an emphasis in pre-physical therapy.

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BRYSON TOLLEY

R-JR. | DL | 6-1 | 235 | FLETCHER, N.C.

R-FR. | LB | 6-1 | 258 | KINGSTON, TENN.

SO. | LB | 6-1 | 220 | ERWIN, TENN.

2017 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games, recording 18 total tackles, including 11 solo and seven assisted. Had 1.5 sacks for 10 yards and 3.5 tackles for-loss for 16 yards. Swicegood also recovered two fumbles and returned them for 80 total yards, including one for a touchdown against Austin Peay.

2017 (Freshman): Redshirted.

2017 (Freshman): Played in 10 games with the Golden Eagles, recording six total tackles -- four solo and two assisted, including one for-loss.

HIGH SCHOOL: At Reynolds High School, Swicegood recorded 95 tackles and 23 tackles-for-loss as a senior and was named all-county...as a junior, recorded 117 tackles and was named defensive front MVP.

PERSONAL: The son of Scott and Jenny Guinn ... born February 28, 1999, in Kingston, Tenn. ... full name is Ethan Parker Guinn ... father Scott played baseball at Tennessee Tech from 1990 to 1993.

PERSONAL: The son of Carr and Lynda Swicegood...born January 14, 1997...full name is Andrew Swicegood...grandfather Tommy Bronson played football at Tennessee for four years...grandfather Joe Swicegood played football at North Carolina for four years.

ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in mechanical engineering.

HIGH SCHOOL: At Roane County High School, Guinn recorded 92 tackles as a linebacker, while also rushing for 600 yards on 82 carries ... was named all-district and team MVP.

HIGH SCHOOL: Tolley completed a successful career at Science Hill, where he recorded 327 career tackles, including 42 for-loss. He also had two interceptions, a blocked punt and a defensive touchdown. He was twice named to all-state rosters, was named to the All Big East team three times, was the defensive player of the year for the Johnson City Elite 11 in 2015 and was named to the Elite 11 again in 2016.

ACADEMIC: Enrolled in basic business with an interest to pursue a career in real estate‌named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll

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STORM WILLIAMS

R-FR. | P | 5-11 | 195 | MURFREESBORO, TENN.

R-FR. | LB | 6-2 | 245 | KATHLEEN, GA.

JR. | LB | 5-11 | 195 | MILAN, TENN.

2017 (Freshman): Redshirted.

2017 (Freshman, Georgia Southern): Was on the roster at Georgia Southern, but did not play.

2017 (Sophomore): Was on the roster, but did not record any statistics during the 2017 season.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played three years for head coach David Bruce at Veterans High School ... as a senior, recorded 107 tackles, two tackles-for-loss, one pass break-up and one forced fumble as a senior ... in his career, recorded 292 tackles, picked off two passes, had five TFLs and three forced fumbles ... was named first-team all-region twice ... also played baseball and was an all-county and all-region selection in the outfield.

2016 (Freshman): Williams played in nine games in the 2016 campaign. He recorded five total tackles -- one solo and four assisted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for head coach Kevin Creasy at Oakland High School. PERSONAL: The son of Richard Alberts and Reanne Morrow ... born on May 22, 1998, in Nashville, Tenn. ... full name is Raymond Blake Alberts. ACADEMICS: Plans to enroll in electrical engineering.

PERSONAL: The son of Jerry and Darla Lee ... full name is Joshua Brooks Lee ... born on November 22, 1998, in Pensacola, Fla.

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HIGH SCHOOL: A Class 3A Mr. Football semifinalist, Williams was named a Region 7-3A defensive co-captain as he helped lead Milan High School to strong finishes during his tenure. PERSONAL: The son of Wendy Williams...full name is Storm Williams...born on March 5, 1998...sister Alex Williams played softball at Union University from 2011 to 2015. ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in criminal justice with an interest in becoming a state trooper.

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FR. | DL | 6-0 | 215 | COOKEVILLE, TENN.

SR. | LB | 6-1 | 230 | ALCOA, TENN.

SO. | TE | 6-3 | 226 | ALCOA, TENN.

HIGH SCHOOL: Oldham recorded 62 tackles for the Cookeville Cavaliers in the 2017 campaign – 45 solo and 17 assisted – with eight tackles-for-loss and seven sacks. He also forced and recovered a fumble. He ended his two-year career for former Tennessee Tech standout Jimmy Maynord with 124 tackles and nine sacks. Oldham was named to the first-team All-Region 3-6A team.

2017 (Junior): Was moved to fullback on the Tech offense ... played in all 11 games ... rushed four times for five yards.

2017 (Redshirt freshman): Played in eight games in the 2017 campaign ... caught eight passes for 52 yards ... caught three passes for 22 yards against Kennesaw State ... longest catch was a 13-yarder at Ball State.

PERSONAL: The son of Phil and Kari Oldham, Tennessee Tech president and first lady ... father Phil played tennis for four years at Freed-Hardeman ... full name is Samuel Oldham ... born on October 7, 1999, in Starkville, Miss.

2016 (Sophomore): Played in seven games in the 2016 season. 2015 (Freshman): Played in 11 games last season, recording four tackles. HIGH SCHOOL: A three-sport standout at Alcoa High School, Jake Warwick excelled on the football team for coach Gary Rankin while helping the Tornadoes to the TSSAA Blue Cross Bowl state championship in 2013 and the runner-up spot in 2014, all in Tech’s Tucker Stadium. A four-year letterman on the football team while playing both linebacker and fullback, he was selected a team captain and was a finalist for the PrepXtra Defensive Player of the Year. Among his awards was all-district selection. He also lettered two years on the wrestling team, advancing to the state tournament, and was a two-year letterman at shortstop on the baseball team, earning all-district attention.

2016 (Freshman, Appalachian State): Redshirted. PERSONAL: The son of Diana and Mike McClurg … has a brother and sister: Matthew and Madison ... twin brother, Matthew, is playing football at Tech … great uncle, Ronnie McClurg, played football at Chattanooga.

PERSONAL: The son of Terry and Mary Beth Warwick...full name is Jacob Wayne Warwick...born January 13, 1997 in Maryville, Tenn....grandfather is former Golden Eagle standout and NFL all-pro Vikings linebacker Lonnie Warwick. ACADEMIC: Majoring in EXPW…named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll

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R-FR. | LB | 6-0 | 205 | ACWORTH, GA.

FR. | LB | 6-1 | 215 | ALCOA, TENN.

R-FR. | OL | 6-4 | 285 | CAMDEN, N.J.

2017 (Freshman): Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Jack wrapped up his career at Alcoa as a three-year starter for the Tornadoes, helping lead the team to three state championships. Warwick was the 2017 Region 2-3A Player of the Year and a Knoxville News Sentinel Player of the Year finalist. In 2016, he was the PrepXtra Defensive Player of the Year, a Class 3A All-State pick and was a semifinalist for the Class 3A Mr. Football award. He finished 2017 with 148 total tackles (60 solo and 73 assisted) with 12 TFLs and three sacks. He also had an interception in the BlueCross Bowl Class 3A championship game, and scored five touchdowns for the Tornadoes this season ... finished with 403 career tackles for Alcoa head coach Gary Rankin.

HIGH SCHOOL: Huff helped anchor an offensive line that rushed for 126.9 yards a game and passed for 124.8. Defensively, he recorded 12 tackles and one sack in three games ... as a junior, he allowed only two sacks and the team averaged 200 rushing yards a game ... as a senior, he did not allow a sack and the team rushed for 126 yards a game ... he was named all-conference, all-South Jersey and was the team’s MVP ... won a 2016 conference title.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played four years at Kennesaw Mountain ... as a senior, recorded 155 total tackles, 11 TFLs, four sacks and three fumble recoveries ... as a junior, recorded 147 total tackles, five TFLs, four fumble recoveries and one forced fumble ... recorded 387 career tackles ... was named two-time All-Cobb County first team ... twice named team defensive MVP ... named honorable mention all-state as a senior ... set school career record in tackles (387) and fumble recoveries (nine). PERSONAL: The son of Andy and Claudia Scott ... born September 1, 1998 ... full name is Justin Caleb Scott ... father Andy played football at Middle Tennessee. ACADEMIC: Plans to study exercise science.

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PERSONAL: Warwick will get to continue a family tradition as he becomes the third of his family to play for the Golden Eagles, joining his brother Jake and grandfather Lonnie on the all-time roster ... the son of Terry and Mary Beth Warwick ... born on September 18, 1998, in Maryville, Tenn.

PERSONAL: The son of Dre Syms ... born October 12, 1998 in Camden, N.J. ... full name is Kurtis Nulajee Huff ... cousin Jarryd played four seasons of football at Pitt ... cousin Karon Robinson played three seasons of football at Maine.

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R-JR. | DL | 6-3 | 280 | NEW MARKET, ALA.

R-FR. | OL | 6-1 | 285 | HENDERSONVILLE, TENN.

SO. | DL | 6-3 | 245 | JACKSON, TENN.

2017 (Junior): Taylor played in three games during the 2017 campaign, recording three tackles -- all in the Kennesaw State game.

HIGH SCHOOL: A standout from Hendersonville High School, Cull comes to Tennessee Tech after spending a year at the University of Memphis as a preferred walk-on ... With the Commandos, under the direction of current Tech assistant coach Bruce Hatfield, Cull helped lead the team to a 2014 district championship and was a three-year starter for HHS ... He was named to the all-region team in 2015 and 2016, as well as the first-team all-county team in 2015 and 2016.

2017 (Redshirt freshman): Tucker played in five games for the Golden Eagles, recording five total tackles.

2016 (Sophomore): Underwood played in four games in the 2016 season. 2015 (Freshman): Underwood played in seven games, recording one tackle. HIGH SCHOOL: Taylor Underwood was a three-year standout for coach Matthew Putnam’s Trojans at Hazel Green High School. Named honorable mention all-region as a junior, he was voted winner of the team’s Defensive Line Punisher award as a senior. Twice placing on the All-Academic team, he also won the team’s Player Award, and was outstanding in Area Big Man Weight Competition the past two years, placing first in 2013 and second in 2014.

PERSONAL: The son of Dana and Dena Cull ... full name is Daly Allen Cull ... born on April 11, 1999, in Hendersonville, Tenn. ACADEMIC: Plans to pursue a degree in sports management.

2016 (Freshman, Temple): Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Played three seasons at Trinity Christian Academy, recording 79 tackles (52 solo) with 16 for-loss as a senior. He also ran for times for 16 yards and caught 10 passes for 70 yards and a touchdown ... In his prep career, he made 119 total tackles with 23 for-loss, 12 sacks and one interception. PERSONAL: The son of Carter Tucker and Gina Dieudonne ... full name is Christopher Tucker ... born December 25, 1997, in Chicago, Ill. ... uncle Carl Dieudonne played football at Air Force ... cousin Nathan Dieudonne played basketball at Boston University. ACADEMICS: Majoring in Psychology.

PERSONAL: The son of Bobby and Susan Underwood...born September 19, 1996 in Huntsville, Ala....full name is Taylor Underwood. ACADEMIC: Enrolled in general curriculum and plans to become a strength and conditioning coach.

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FR. | LB | 5-11 | 225 | COOKEVILLE, TENN.

R-FR. | OL | 6-3 | 275 | JACKSBORO, TENN.

FR. | OL | 6-2 | 270 | OXFORD, ALA.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner for former Golden Eagle Jimmy Maynord at Cookeville High School, Scavo had an explosive career at linebacker for the Cavaliers, finishing with 358 career tackles, 20 TFLs, two forced fumbles and an interception for a touchdown. During his senior campaign, Scavo recorded 131 tackles and an interception for a touchdown, while also rushing for 200 yards and two touchdowns. In 2015 and 2016, he was named to the Cookeville Herald-Citizen’s All-Upper Cumberland Team and was the All-UC Defensive Player of the Year during the latter season. Also in 2016, he was named All-Region 2-6A. Last season, Scavo was named to the Murphy Fair Preseason All-State team, an all-state selection by the Tennessee Football Coaches Association, the Region 3-6A Defensive Player of the Year and was selected to the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game.

2017 (Freshman): Rhoades played in the season opener against Western Illinois, recording three assisted tackles.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played offensive line at Oxford High School.

PERSONAL: The son of Vicki Scavo ... full name is Michael Angelo Scavo ... born March 15, 2000.

ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in exercise/physical wellness and aspires to be a gym owner.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rhoades put up fantastic numbers in 2016 as he recorded 68 tackles – including 14 for-loss – four sacks, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... was named a preseason all-state selection by Murphy Fair, named to the TSWA all-state team, the Region 3-5A Defensive Lineman of the Year, the Knoxville News Sentinel Prep Xtra first-team and was a semifinalist for the TSSAA-Tennessee Titans Mr. Football 5A lineman ... finished his career with 219 tackles, 52 TFLs, 24 sacks and 10 forced fumbles.

PERSONAL: The son of EuGenie Latham ... full name is Fernandez D. Latham III ... born on December 12, 1999, in Alabaster, Ala. ... uncle Kevin Thornton played football at Jacksonville State for one season ... cousin Dre Kirkpatrick played football at Alabama for four seasons. ACADEMIC: Plans to study International Business.

PERSONAL: The son of Fred and Patsy Rhoades ... born August 20, 1998, in Milan, Mich.

ACADEMICS: Plans to major in EXPW with an aspiration to become a football coach.

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JR. | OL | 6-4 | 255 | WALTERBORO, S.C.

R-FR. | OL | 6-2 | 265 | MARYVILLE, TENN.

SO. | LS | 6-5 | 205 | BIRCHWOOD, TENN.

2017 (Sophomore): Norman played in three games on the offensive line.

2017 (Freshman): Redshirted.

2017 (Redshirt freshman): Was on the roster, but did not see any action.

2016 (Freshman): Hand played in five games as a defensive tackle, recording one tackle. HIGH SCHOOL: Hand was a standout at Colleton County High in Walterboro, S.C., earning all-state honors. In his junior campaign, he recorded 83 tackles, nine sacks and 13 tacklesfor-loss. As a sophomore, he had 73 tackles and four sacks. PERSONAL: Hand is the son of Tammy and the late Norman L. Hand…born February 20, 1997…full name is Norman Demell Hand... father Norman played football for Ole Miss and also played in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New York Giants.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four seasons for head coach Tim Hammontree at Heritage High School ... was named to the 2015 All-Region team ... also competed two years as a thrower for Heritage’s track and field team. PERSONAL: The son of Eric and Lisa Dennis .. born on January 11, 1999, in Dayton, Tenn. ... full name is Joseph Micheal Dennis ... grandfather Joseph Dennis played football at North Alabama. ACADEMIC: Plans to major in chemical engineering.

2016 (Freshman): Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Played center and long snapper at Ooltewah High School, where he won three Region 4-5A/District 5-AAA championships in 2013, 2014 and 2015...graduated with honors. PERSONAL: The son of Mike and Ruthi Panni...full name is Aidan Michael Panni...born on September 29, 1998 in Chattanooga, Tenn. ACADEMIC: Intends to major in business.

ACADEMIC: Majoring in general health studies.

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JR. | OL | 6-4 | 310 | WALDORF, MD.

SO. | OL | 6-4 | 280 | NORDERSTEDT, GERMANY

JR. | DL | 6-2 | 315 | PETERSBURG, TENN.

2017 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games on the offensive line, helping the Golden Eagle offense pass for 2,183 yards and rush for 1,113.

2017 (Freshman): Came to Cookeville after the 2017 season was in progress and spent a year in residency.

2017 (Sophomore): Xavier played in all 11 games for the Golden Eagles, but did not record any stats.

IN GERMANY: Played with the Norderstedt Mustangs club team, then the German Football League’s Kiel-Baltic Hurricanes ... was nominated by the American Football Association of Germany to compete in the World Games in 2017

2016 (Freshman): Schlueter played in all 11 games, assisting on seven tackles as well as recording a tackle-for-loss for two yards.

2016 (Freshman, College of the Desert): Recorded 50 knockdowns and allowed zero sacks ... was named first team all-conference at guard ... offense rolled up 3,705 yards and averaged 32.6 points per game ... team won a Pacific Coast Conference championship. HIGH SCHOOL: At North Point High School, Kareem was named defensive lineman of the year in 2014 ... helped lead his team to a 2015 conference championship ... recorded 85 career tackles. PERSONAL: The son of Eric and Allison Kareem ... born November 1, 1997, in Washington, D.C. ... father Eric played basketball at Northern Michigan

HIGH SCHOOL: Played offensive lineman for Gymnasium Heidberg, where he was named the team MVP in 2014. PERSONAL: The son of Kirsten Tolksdorf ... full name is Philipp Tolksdorf ... born on October 16, 1995, in Henstedt-Ulzburg, Germany.

HIGH SCHOOL: At Lincoln County High School, Schlueter was a highly decorated defensive tackle. He was an all-state, all-midstate and all-district. He was named his region’s defensive lineman of the year and was selected to the Toyota East-West All-Star Team. PERSONAL: The son of Joe and Rebecca Schlueter...full name is Xavier Lee Schlueter...born on August 27, 1998. ACADEMIC: Enrolled in general curriculum.

ACADEMIC: Plans to study biology with an interest in becoming a marine biologist.

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FR. | OL | 6-3 | 280 | READING, OHIO

FR. | OL | 6-0 | 255 | SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TENN.

R-SO. | OL | 6-4 | 315 | HENDERSONVILLE, TENN.

HIGH SCHOOL: A traditionally strong program out of the Ohio prep system, Elder has produced NFL talent, such as tight end Kyle Rudolph. Martin played tight end at Elder, switched to the offensive line and flourished in 2017 ... lettered four seasons in football for head coach Doug Ramsey ... also played a season of lacrosse and two seasons of basketball ... named Offensive Lineman of the Year and was on the GCL All-Star Team ... played in the Blue-Gray All-American Bowl in January 2018.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played four seasons for head coach Phil Massey as an offensive lineman at Baylor School ... was named all-region ... also wrestled in the heavyweight class, helping lead Baylor School to a 2015 state team championship.

2017 (Redshirt freshman, Mars Hill University): Played on the offensive line for the Lions.

PERSONAL: The son of Lynn and Melanie Bodine ... full name is Riley Bodine ... born on November 21, 1999, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played three seasons for coach Morgan Shinlever at Bearden High School ... was an all-district selection.

ACADEMICS: Intends to major in exercise science.

PERSONAL: The son of Mel and Jenny Stripling ... father Mel played football at Georgia Tech and Valdosta State ... full name is Wesley Eugene Stripling ... born on September 17, 1997, in Knoxville, Tenn.

PERSONAL: The son of Timothy and Jennifer Martin ... full name is Bryce Martin ... born in Cincinnati, Ohio ... brother Brannen is a junior football player at Valparaiso ... father Timothy played four seasons of football and baseball at Ohio Northern

2016 (Freshman, Mars Hill University): Redshirted.

ACADEMICS: Plans to study Management.

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JR. | LS | 6-0 | 195 | KNOXVILLE, TENN.

R-SO. | OL | 6-5 | 335 | CHINO, CALIF.

FR. | LS | 6-0 | 225 | COOKEVILLE, TENN.

2017 (Sophomore): Played in 10 games as Tech’s long snapper ... also recorded two tackles.

2017 (Redshirt freshman): Played in one game for the Golden Eagles in 2017 on the offensive line.

2016 (Redshirt freshman): Played in all 11 games as long snapper for the Golden Eagles, assisting Nick Madonia with a record-breaking season, including a Tech-record 57-yard field goal at Tennessee State. Patton also recorded two tackles -one solo and one assisted -- over the course of the campaign.

2016 (Freshman, Riverside City College): Played offensive line for RCC and head coach Tom Craft. The team finished as runners-up for the Southern California Football Association championship.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time all-Region 4-AA selection, Key was a four-year letterwinner at Livingston Academy, playing for former Golden Eagle Bruce Lamb ... A team captain as a senior, Key helped lead the Wildcats to region championships in 2014 and 2017 ... Key was ranked as a five-star long snapper by Chris Rubio in his player ratings.

2015 (Freshman): Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Played center and long snapper in three years at Halls High School for coach J.D. Overton. In his senior year, he was named an all-district center as well as the special teams player of the year. He started 30-plus games in his career, including starting as center, long snapper and defensive lineman in all 10 games in his junior campaign. In his final two seasons, he snapped every ball in varsity play.

HIGH SCHOOL: He played two seasons for Chino High School and head coach Jesse Cenicoros ... was named to the Hacienda League first team. PERSONAL: The son of Manuel, Sr., and Luz Avina ... born July 1, 1998, in Lynwood, Calif. ... full name is Manuel J. Avina.

PERSONAL: The son of Wayne and Christie Key ... full name is Jarrett Key ... born on December 13, 1999, in Crossville, Tenn. ACADEMIC: Plans to major in accounting.

ACADEMICS: Plans to study kinesiology and become a strength coach.

PERSONAL: The son of Gene and Mandy Patton...full name is Riley Anderson Patton...born on September 24, 1996. ACADEMIC: Majoring in engineering technology with n interest in manufacturing…named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll

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FR. | OL | 6-4 | 280 | CALERA, ALA.

SO. | DL | 6-2 | 275 | STOCKBRIDGE, GA.

R-FR. | OL | 6-4 | 285 | FAIRVIEW, TENN.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played three seasons at Calera High School at right tackle for head coach Andrew Zow ... Thompson earned all-state, all-metro and all-county honors twice.

2017 (Freshman): JayQuan played in one game for the Golden Eagles on the defensive line in 2017, recording two tackles against Western Illinois.

2017 (Freshman): Redshirted.

PERSONAL: The son of Regina Cardwell and stepfather Gene Cardwell ... full name is Gabriel Mackenan Thompson ... born April 14, 1998, in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

HIGH SCHOOL: Coles was named to the first team all-region and Georgia Class 5A all-state teams. He was also a force for Woodland, leading the team in tackles and sacks with 64 tackles and 14 sacks. PERSONAL: The son of Michael and Renatte Coles ... born on February 26, 1998 ... full name is JayQuan Quaneer Coles. ACADEMICS: Plans to enroll in communications with an interest in becoming a sports analyst.

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HIGH SCHOOL: Viau lettered four years for head coach Chris Hughes at Fairview and two years for coach Avion Black in track and field ... was named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s all-state team ... named THSFSA All-State ... team won region championships in 2014 and 2016. PERSONAL: The son of Cari Davidson ... born on January 25, 1999 in West Palm Beach, Fla. ... full name is McKenzie Paul Allen Viau ... grandfather Les Costner played football at South Carolina State. ACADEMIC: Intends to study engineering technology with an emphasis in industrial engineering.

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FR. | OL | 6-6 | 290 | CLARKSVILLE, GA.

FR. | OL | 6-5 | 290 | KNOXVILLE, TENN.

FR. | OL | 6-4 | 305 | LEBANON, TENN.

HIGH SCHOOL: Almoyan played offensive tackle for a Habersham Central offense that passed for 2,503 yards and rushed for 2,093 yards, providing valuable coverage for the offensive skill positions ... was named all-region and was an all-star game nominee,

HIGH SCHOOL: Garrett provided valuable coverage for the Karns offense in 2017. Garrett was twice named all-region and all-district offensive lineman of the year. He was also named the adidas Showcase OL MVP, the NUC Showcase OL MVP and the Focus All Area OL of the Year in 2017.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year starter for the Blue Devils, Counts helped lead Lebanon to its most wins in 10 years. His blocking helped the Blue Devils rush for 1,908 yards and 22 touchdowns – the most for the team since 2010. Counts was named to the all-Region 4-6A honorable mention list.

PERSONAL: The son of Paul and Nancy Almoyan ... full name is Schaefer Almoyan ... born on November 12, 1999, in Corneila, Ga.

PERSONAL: The son of Randy and Tracey Garrett ... born on March 22, 2000, in Knoxville, Tenn.

PERSONAL: The son of Mike and Tina Counts ... full name is Nathan Charles Counts ... born on November 24, 1998. ACADEMIC: Plans to study computer science.

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BRIAN PUCKETT

SETH HUNER

JR. | WR | 6-1 | 195 | ROSWELL, GA.

SO. | WR | 5-11 | 170 | MEMPHIS, TENN.

JR. | WR | 5-11 | 180 | THOMPSON’S STATION, TENN.

2017 (Sophomore): Played in four games, catching nine passes for 97 yards and a touchdown ... averaged 24.3 yards per game and 10.8 yards per catch ... had three catches for 46 yards at Ball State ... had five catches for 45 yards and a touchdown at Eastern Kentucky.

2017 (Freshman): Was on the team, but did not record any stats. HIGH SCHOOL: Played as a wide receiver at Memphis Central.

2017 (Sophomore): Seth played in all 11 games, catching seven passes for 70 yards ... averaged 6.4 yards per game and 10 yards per catch ... caught two passes for 25 yards against UT Martin ... caught two passes for 18 yards at Southeast Missouri.

2016 (Freshman, Bowling Green State): Spent a season with the Falcons as the team earned a Mid-American Conference championship.

PERSONAL: The son of Teresa Sheffa ... born on December 9, 1997.

2016 (Freshman): Huner played in 11 games for the Golden Eagles, but did not record any stats.

ACADEMICS: Plans to major in housing and design with an interest in architecture.

HIGH SCHOOL: A standout wide receiver at Independence High School, Huner is no stranger to the Tucker Stadium turf, helping his Eagles team win a TSSAA Class 5A state championship in December 2015. Huner earned all-region and all-district honors. In his career, he caught 140 passes for 2,135 yards and 12 touchdowns ... as a senior, he caught 63 passes for 942 yards and nine touchdowns ... as a junior, he caught 65 passes for 1,044 yards and three touchdowns ... also played baseball.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters for head coach John Ford as a wide receiver ... also earned three letters in basketball. PERSONAL: The son of Richard and Melissa Coleman ... born October 26, 1996, in Roswell, Ga. ... full name is Samuel Hunter Coleman. ACADEMIC: Enrolled in business.

PERSONAL: The son of Michael and Alisha Huner…born May 18, 1997… full name is Seth Huner ... grandfather Herbert played baseball for Auburn (1962-1965) ... grandfather Wendell Deyo played football for Otterbein (1967-1970) ... father Michael played baseball at Troy (1991-1992) ... brother of current Golden Eagle Cole Huner. ACADEMIC: Intends to major in civil engineering.

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LANDON MILLER

CLINT ZIERKE

TAYLOR UBERTI

FR. | WR | 6-1 | 195 | CLINTON, TENN.

JR. | TE | 6-4 | 230 | WAYNE, ILL.

SO. | WR | 6-3 | 188 | RED LION, PA.

HIGH SCHOOL: Miller missed his senior campaign at Anderson County with an ACL injury, but had a solid season as a junior, hauling in 40 catches for 413 yards, as well as seven catches for 107 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore ... he was named all-county in 2015 and 2016, as well as to the all- District and Region 3-5A teams.

2017 (Sophomore): Clint played in 10 games for Tech, but did not record any statistics.

2017 (Freshman): Taylor played in nine games with the Golden Eagles ... caught one pass for eight yards at Southeast Missouri ... also made one solo tackle against Tennessee State.

PERSONAL: The son of Ronnie and Wendy Miller ... full name is Landon Keith Miller ... brother Logan played football at Carson-Newman (2015-2016) ... born on October 7, 1999, in Knoxville, Tenn.

2015 (Freshman): Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Uberti lettered three years as a wide receiver and strong safety for head coach Jesse Shay at Red Lion High School, earning a district championship.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played tight end and defensive end at Bartlett High School in Illinois.

PERSONAL: The son of Bob and Tina Uberti ... born September 20, 1998, in York, Pa.

ACADEMIC: Intends to major in exercise science with an interest in becoming an occupational therapist.

PERSONAL: The son of Kevin and Lynne Zierke...full name is Clint Robert Zierke...born on June 28, 1996

2016 (Redshirt freshman): Zierke played in seven games for the Golden Eagles as a tight end, but did not record any stats.

ACADEMIC: Majoring in communications with an emphasis in journalism…named to the Spring 2016 AD’s Honor Roll

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TAVIN KILPATRICK

R-JR. | WR | 6-2 | 180 | GREENBACK, TENN.

JR. | TE | 6-3 | 230 | JACKSON, TENN.

SO. | TE | 6-4 | 245 | GREENBACK, TENN.

2017 (Sophomore, Carson-Newman): Injured.

2017 (Sophomore): D.J. played in seven games ... caught three passes for 51 yards and two touchdowns ... caught two passes for 36 yards and two touchdowns at Kennesaw State.

2017 (Freshman): Tavin played in all 11 games for the Golden Eagles in 2017 ... caught nine passes for 81 yards and a touchdown, averaging 7.4 yards per game and 9.0 yards per catch ... also recorded one tackle ... caught four passes for 34 yards at Murray State ... his touchdown was one of his two receptions for 21 yards against Tennessee State.

2016 (Redshirt freshman, Carson-Newman): Injured. 2015 (Freshman, Carson-Newman): Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Played four seasons of football for Jason Hicks and Justin Ridge at Greenback High ... also played basketball and baseball ... he was named all-county and all-district three times and all-state once. PERSONAL: The son of Walter and Shannon Herron ... Full name is J.J. Hunter Cope ... born on August 17, 1996, in Maryville, Tenn.

2016 (Freshman): Wilkes played in five games, recording a solo tackle at Jacksonville State and an assisted tackle against Murray State. HIGH SCHOOL: Wilkes had a great senior season at Liberty Tech Magnet School, recording 96 tackles, including 12 for-loss, recovered two fumbles, picked off five passes, had four sacks and scored touchdowns. He won two district championships and one region title. PERSONAL: The son of Dantae and Sharonda Wilkes...full name is Dantae Wilkes...born on November 8, 1997...brother Jocuante Arnold played basketball for two seasons at Iowa Wesleyan and Elizabethton Community College...uncle Kendall Anthony played basketball for four years at Richmond. ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in secondary education with an emphasis in history.

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HIGH SCHOOL: The Region 2-1A defensive lineman of the year, Kilpatrick was also a TSWA all-state selection and first-team all-Loudon County. As a tight end, he caught 25 passes for 332 yards – a 13.3-yard average – and caught four touchdown passes. He graded out with a 93-percent blocking rate. Defensively, Kilpatrick also collected 60 tackles, including 14 for-loss. He also recorded seven sacks, forced two fumbles – recovering one for a touchdown – had 14 pass hurries and five breakups. PERSONAL: The son of Brent and Regina Kilpatrick ... born April 9, 1999, in Maryville, Tenn. ... father Brent played football for three seasons at the University of Tennessee. ACADEMIC: Plans to enroll in mechanical engineering.

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MATTHEW McCLURG HAIDAR ZAIDAN

RICHIE KOONS

JR. | DL | 6-5 | 245 | ALCOA, TENN.

JR. | K | 6-0 | 202 | DEARBORN, MICH.

R-SO. | DL | 6-2 | 280 | MARYVILLE, TENN.

2017 (Sophomore): Played in eight games for the Golden Eagle on the defensive line, recorded two total tackles.

2017 (Sophomore): Haidar was the kickoff specialist for the Golden Eagles, kicking 34 times for 2,020 yards -- an average of 59.4 yards per kickoff. He had 16 touchdbacks and two out-of-bound kicks. He also recorded two tackles.

2017 (Sophomore): Redshirted.

2016 (Freshman): Zaidan was the kickoff specialist for the Golden Eagles in 2016, kicking 47 times for 2,759 yards -- an average of 58.7 yards per kickoff. He forced 12 touchbacks and kicked out of bounds four times. Zaidan also recorded four tackles.

HIGH SCHOOL: Tucker Stadium was almost as much as a home field for Koons as was the field at Maryville High School as the Rebels reached the BlueCross Bowl state championships at Tech in every year he played, winning state titles in 2011, 2013 and 2014 and a runner-up in 2012. He also played in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game at the Tech stadium. Koons was also named a Class 6A all-state player.

2016 (Freshman, Appalachian State): Made one appearance at Louisiana on the defensive line. HIGH SCHOOL: Rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports and two-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... unanimous all-state honoree as a senior, including recognition on USA Today’s 2015 all-Tennessee team ... finalist for 2015 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award in the Linebacker of the Year classification ... recorded 10 tackles for loss, four sacks and 12 quarterback hurries as a senior ... helped lead Alcoa to consecutive state championship game appearances in his two years as a starter, including a 14-1 record and 3-A state title as a senior in 2015 ... selected to participate in Tennessee-Kentucky 2015 Border Bowl ... coached by Gary Rankin PERSONAL: Full name is Matthew Hunter McClurg … son of Diana and Mike McClurg … has a brother and sister: Mitchell and Madison … enjoys snowboarding in his free time … twin brother, Mitchell, is playing football at Tech … great uncle, Ronnie McClurg, played football at Chattanooga.

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HIGH SCHOOL: Was an all-region kicker for Henry County High School...kicked a school-record 52-yard field goal...also played soccer. PERSONAL: The son of Hamed and Marjorie Zaidan...full name is Haidar Hamed Zaidan...born on June 30, 1998 in Detroit, Michigan...brother Hassan Zaidan played soccer at Bethel University.

2016 (Freshman): Koons played in four games for the Golden Eagles as a defensive tackle.

PERSONAL: The son of Tim and Bethanne Koons…born on September 3, 1996…full name is Richard Arthur Koons. ACADEMIC: Intends to major in civil engineering.

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JALE’N GLADNEY

FR. | DL | 6-4 | 235 | COLUMBIA, TENN.

R-FR. | LB | 6-4 | 200 | OOLTEWAH, TENN.

SO. | DL | 6-0 | 285 | BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

HIGH SCHOOL: Drew played four seasons of football for head coach Jason Heath at Columbia Central ... While there, Williamson was a team captain, playing four different positions, including defensive end and quarterback ... Williamson also played four seasons of baseball for the Lions as an outfielder and pitcher, helping CCHS win a 2018 district championship.

2017 (Freshman): Redshirted.

2017 (Freshman): Jale’n played in nine games for the Golden Eagles in 2017 ... recorded seven total tackles -- three solo and four assisted ... had one tackle-for-loss for seven yards

HIGH SCHOOL: Whitson lettered three seasons for Ooltewah head coach Mack Bryan ... was named an all-region selection in both his junior and senior year ... was also named to the Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of Preps list ... named the team’s defensive player of the year during both his junior and senior campaign.

PERSONAL: The son of David and Kellie Williamson ... full name is Andrew David Williamson ... born on November 30, 1999, in Columbia, Tenn.

PERSONAL: The son of Bill and Sharon Whitson ... full name is William Scott Whitson Jr. ... born on February 21, 1999.

ACADEMIC: Intends to study mechanical engineering.

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HIGH SCHOOL: Gladney was a force up front on defense, helping lead his Ramsay teammates to a 2016 Class 6A state championship. Gladney recorded 68 tackles as a senior, including 34 for-loss, as well as 4.5 sacks, six batted passes and a blocked extra point. In his career, he tallied 194 total tackles, 79 for-loss, 15 sacks, seven batted passes, seven fumble recoveries, eight fumbles forced, an interception, a blocked PAT and a defensive touchdown. He was named all-city in 2014, all-metro honorable mention in 2015, a second-team all-state selection, honorable mention Super All-State, and was on AL.com’s preseason best players list to open the 2016 campaign.

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WILBURN TUCKER Tennessee Tech's football stadium is named for Wilburn Tucker. During his career as head football coach, Tucker compiled a 70-65-5 record and won five OVC championships. He was named to the OVC Hall of Fame and the Tech Hall of Fame.

P.V. PUTTY OVERALL The playing field in Tucker Stadium is named for Putty Overall. During his career as head football coach, Overall compiled a 97-95-18 record and won two OVC championships. He was named to the OVC Hall of Fame and the Tech Hall of Fame.

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ucker Stadium, the home venue for the Tennessee Tech football program since the Golden Eagles moved into the facility in 1966, underwent an extensive surface renovation in 2007. The facility upgrades included the installation of 24/7 turf by The Motz Group, as well as renovations and a new surface to the nine-lane track. In 2008, new lights were installed at the stadium, and in 2009 the working press box received a major overhaul and technological upgrades. Tucker Stadium will host the TSSAA BlueCross Bowl Tennessee State Championship Games through the 2020 season. The venue is named in tribute to former Golden Eagle coach Wilburn Tucker. The center stage of the stadium is Overall Field, named to recognize longtime Tech coach and administrator Putty Overall. The stadium features a two-level press box on each side, with the West Box hosting the working press and the East Box hosting the president and his guests. With the addition of the 24/7 turf, the latest in technology, material and equipment was used to ensure that Tucker Stadium is one of the finest facilities in the Ohio Valley Conference.

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Tucker Stadium opened for gridiron action for the 1966 season with seating for 12,500. In the first game in the facility, Chattanooga came to town and handed coach Don Wade's Golden Eagles a 17-7 loss. Two weeks later, Tech posted its first victory in the stadium, topping East Tennessee State, 14-3. The facility was expanded to its present capacity of 16,500 prior to the 1971 season. In 39 college football seasons, it has hosted 1,532,281 fans at 221 games. Tech has hosted 21 crowds of better than 12,000 fans and owns a 12-8-1 record in those contests, including a record 12,831 for the game against Cumberland in the 2007 opener. The largest attendance came against Morehead State in 1971, when 16,521 folks crowded into the newly enlarged facility. The 2009 Golden Eagles were unbeaten at home, posting a 5-0 record. Golden Eagle teams have had three other unbeaten home seasons, going 11-0 over two consecutive seasons, with a 5-0 mark in 1971 and 6-0 in 1972. Tech was also 5-0 in 2001. The facility was officially dedicated as Tucker Stadium at Homecoming ceremonies on Oct. 18, 1980, in honor of former coach Wilburn Tucker, who served on the Golden Eagle staff for 21 years. The playing field itself retained

its designation as Overall Field, named for coach P.V. Overall, who was head coach at Tech for 26 years. Both men are in the Tech Sports Hall of Fame and the OVC Hall of Fame. When the stadium was built in 1966, it featured a press box on the West side for the working press. The second box -- for use by TTU's president and guests -plus 4,000 additional seats, were added to the East side of the stadium in 1971. The first synthetic turf was laid in 1970 and was replaced in 1980. That turf lasted 13 years until Stadia Turf was installed in 1994. The surface was replaced in 2007. An 81’x31’ Daktronics video board was added prior to the 2018 season. The largest crowd in Tucker Stadium history (16,521) watched the Golden Eagles beat Morehead State, 26-8, on October 23, 1971. Jeff Axel rushed for 138 yards on 18 carries to lead the offense while Jim Youngblood’s 16 tackles topped the Golden Eagle defense as Tech posted a Homecoming victory. Tech’s crowd of 12,831 for the 2007 game against Cumberland University was the largest opening day crowd in the 44-year history of Tucker Stadium.

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TUCKER STADIUM ATTENDANCE RECORDS YEAR-BY-YEAR ATTENDANCE Year 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982

GP W-L 5 3-2 5 2-3 5 1-4 5 2-3 5 2-3 5 5-0 6 6-0 5 2-3 6 4-2 5 4-1 6 4-2 5 4-1 5 3-2 5 1-2-2 6 1-5 6 4-2 5 2-3

Attend. 30,600 33,770 34,500 30,000 47,538 54,314 46,210 34,745 41,000 38,200 68,202 56,500 55,200 38,800 58,014 45,204 41,105

1983 5 1-4 1984 5 0-5 1985 5 1-4 1986 4 0-4 1987 6 2-4 1988 5 0-5 1989 5 2-3 1990 6 5-1 1991 4 2-2 1992 6 5-1 1993 6 5-1 1994 6 3-3 1995 5 1-4 1996 5 4-1 1997 4 3-1 1998 7 3-4 1999 4 2-2 2000 6 5-1

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Attendance (Year, Opponent, Result) 1) 16,521 (1971 | Morehead State | W, 26-8) 2) 16,089 (1978 | Western Kentucky | L, 20-26) 3) 16,072 (1977 | Morehead State | W, 24-22) 4) 15,607 (1976 | Western Kentucky | W, 22-12) 5) 14,623 (1984 | Tennessee State | L, 3-33) 6) 14,586 (1978 | Murray State | W, 24-14) 7) 14,133 (1977 | Austin Peay | L, 21-24) 8) 13,859 (1982 | Western Kentucky | L, 14-28) 9) 13,627 (1980 | Murray State | L, 3-10) 10) 13,186 (1972 | Middle Tennessee | W, 24-10) 11) 13,124 (1976 | Omaha | W, 56-28) 12) 12,831 (2007 | Cumberland | W, 45-21) 13) 12,746 (1978 | Western Carolina | W, 22-20) 14) 12,523 (1977 | Youngstown State | W, 38-22) 15) 12,511 (1979 | Morehead State | T, 3-3) 16) 12,500 (1999 | Murray State | L, 11-22) 17) 12,310 (1981 | Morehead State | W, 35-17) 18) 12,237 (1998 | Middle Tennessee | L, 16-19) 19) 12,212 (1970 | Eastern Kentucky | L, 13-20) 20) 12,204 (1972 | Western Kentucky | W, 30-10) 21) 12,186 (1974 | Western Kentucky | W, 10-6)

Attendance (Year, Site, Result) 1) 98,343 (2016 | at Tennessee | L, 55-0) 2) 92,746 (2010 | at Georgia | L, 38-0) 3) 85,754 (2007 | at Auburn | L, 35-3) 4) 77,785 (2013 | at Wisconsin | L, 52-24) 5) 70,585 (2011 | at Iowa | L, 34-7) 6) 69, 596 (2010 | at Arkansas | L, 44-3) 7) 57,091 (2012 | at Oregon | L, 63-14) 8) 48, 094 (2010 | at Kansas State | L, 49-7) 9) 41,132 (1999 | at Tennessee State | L, 19-25) 10) 40,155 (2002 | at Iowa State | L, 58-6) 11) 38, 694 (2008 | at Louisville | L, 51-10) 12) 37,117 (2010 | at TCU | L, 62-7) 13) 32,000 (1984 | at Kansas State | L, 28-12) 14) 30,479 (2015 | at Houston | L, 52-24) 15) 29,702 (1988 | at East Carolina | L, 52-13) 16) 28,525 (2001 | at Air Force Academy | L, 42-0) 17) 26,123 (2005 | at Northern Illinois | L, 42-3) 18) 26,101 (2003 | at Memphis | L, 40-10) 19) 26,000 (1951 | at Kentucky | L, 72-13) 20) 25,546 (2004 | at South Florida | L, 21-7) 21) 24,177 (1994 | at Marshall | L, 24-10) 22) 23,743 (1995 | at Marshall | L, 45-14) 23) 22,123 (1985 | at UNLV | L, 35-7) 24) 21,326 (2000 | at Ohio University | L, 52-14) 25) 20,806 (2006 | at Middle Tennessee | L, 44-0) 26) 19,926 (1971 | at Western Kentucky | L, 15-7) 27) 18,500 (1998 | at UAB | L, 6-38) 28) 18,500 (1969 | at Western Kentucky | L, 42-0) 29) 18,300 (1988 | at Eastern Kentucky | L, 14-7) 30) 18,200 (1958 | at Florida State | L, 22-7) 31) 18,123 (2003 | at Northern Illinois | L, 42-17)

Tech is 12-8-1 in front of crowds of 12,000 or more in Tucker Stadium.

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2018 VIDEO BOARD PROJECT

A project that has been in the works for two years, crews recently completed the latest renovation to the Tennessee Tech athletics facilities, installing the Daktronics board, which will become the crown jewel in the Tucker Stadium landscape.

As comparison among the largest in the FCS, Stephen F. Austin has an 81’ by 37’ board, Sam Houston State has an 80’ by 33’ board and Northern Iowa has a 100’ by 27’ setup.

The LED board, once completed with its speaker setup, will measure 100 feet wide by 50 feet tall and will feature 3,397 square feet of video space, including a video ribbon above the main screen. That will make it one of the largest on-campus video boards in the Football Championship Subdivision, and even larger than many in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

“This is an important project for us to complete as we work toward updating our athletic facilities,” said Matt Dexter, Tech assistant athletic director for external relations. “The video board will help enrich our game day experience and bring our fans closer to the game than ever through in-game video and stats, as well as enhanced marketing and promotions opportunities. This will give events at Tucker Stadium added value as we work to entertain our fans and keep them coming back for years to come.”

The main video panel will measure nearly 81 feet wide and 30 feet high, while the video ribbon above will measure nearly 83 feet wide and five feet tall.

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TENNESSEE TECH FIGHT SONG AND HYMN The Tennessee Tech fight song was composed by Paul There they go again today, Yoder (1908-1990) in 1946. Yoder also composed the fight What a team, songs for Washington State and Texas State.

Yea, the Eagles! You’ll hear everybody say ‘Better get on the ball with the Eagles!’ Make that touchdown play again, See them running up the score, for We’ll be leading all the way With our own Tech Golden Eagles! The quiet hills stand steadfast Round walls of russet brown On halls serene and campus green The smoky hills look down; And proudly may I cherish What thou hast giv’n to me, Oh Alma Mater, Tennessee Tech, God prosper thee.

The Tennessee Tech Hymn was written by University First Lady Joan Derryberry in 1943 following an event at Vanderbilt and remarked both schools used the same melody for their alma maters.

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Deep purple stand the mountains And golden sets the sun. We proudly wear these colors fair Until our goal is won; We pledge thee faithful service, Our love and loyalty, Oh Alma Mater, Tennessee Tech, God prosper thee.

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ALL-GIRL CHEER (TOP) Front row, from left: Brianna Yanniello, Caitlin Ross, Thailiah Ellis. Kelly Bolton, Katie Porter. Macey Hawkins, Taylor Jones, Allie Gipson. Back row, from left: Interim coach Kelsea Giantonio, Kimberly Wayman, Madison Spivey, Laney Jenkins, Morgan Weatherford, Gabrielle Jones, Lacey Goins, Isabel Garner.

CO-ED CHEER (LEFT) Front row, from left: Matthew Duerr, Jessica Garland, Hannah Logan, Madison Adams, Michael Hesson. Middle row, from left: Interim coach Kelsea Giantonio, Tony Miller, Hugh Harris. Top row, from left: Alex Yanniello, Hannah Sobas.

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DANCE (TOP) Front row, from left: Michaela McGuire, Savannah Shanklin, Georgea Beason, Olivia Hamby, Ashley Streeter, Sydney Dunaway. Back row, from left: Jenna Luna, Sarah Rose, Kayla Anderson, interim coach Kelsea Giantonio, Kenedee Thompson, Savannah Keck, Haley Kramer.

AWESOME EAGLE (RIGHT) GRANPAPPY (BOTTOM)

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THE SERGEANT YORK TROPHY This year marks the 12th year of the Sgt. York Championship presented by Delta Dental of Tennessee. The trophy (founded in 2007 by the Nashville Sports Council and OVC) goes to the winner of the quadrangular season football series between the four OVC football-playing schools located in the state of Tennessee (Austin Peay, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech and UT Martin). The award is only the second traveling trophy that involves more than two teams in college sports; the other is the Commander in Chief’s Trophy which has been contested between Air Force, Army and Navy annually since 1972. The award is named in honor of Alvin C. York, the most noted Soldier of World War I. As a corporal in the 2nd battalion, 328th Infantry, in the Battle of the Meuse 2007 Sept. 15 - Tennessee State 33, @Austin Peay 32 (OT) Sept. 22 - @ Austin Peay 17, UT Martin 14 Sept. 27 - Tennessee Tech 13, @UT Martin 10 Oct. 6 - Austin Peay 30, @Tennessee Tech 27 Oct. 11 - Tennessee State 45, @Tennessee Tech 28 Nov. 17 - UT Martin 43, @Tennessee State 38 2008 Sept. 20 - UT Martin 31, @Austin Peay 17 Oct. 4 - Tennessee State 30, @UT Martin 27 (OT) Oct. 16 - UT Martin 35, @Tennessee Tech 7 Oct. 18 - @Tennessee State 37, Austin Peay 34 Oct. 25 - @Austin Peay 31, Tennessee Tech 28 Nov. 1 - @Tennessee State 41, Tennessee Tech 14 2009 Oct. 3 - @Tennessee Tech 31, Austin Peay 23 Oct. 10 - Tennessee Tech 35, @UT Martin 28 Oct. 31 - @Tennessee Tech 20, Tennessee State 13 Nov. 7 - UT Martin 28, @Tennessee State 7 Nov. 14 - @Austin Peay 24, Tennessee State 21 Nov. 21 - @UT Martin 48, Austin Peay 38 2010 Sept. 18 - Austin Peay 26, @Tennessee State 23 Sept. 30 - UT Martin 27, @Tennessee Tech 24 Oct. 9 - Tennessee Tech 34, @Austin Peay 21 Oct. 23 - Tennessee Tech 21, @Tennessee State 10 Nov. 6 - UT Martin 28, @Austin Peay 12 Nov. 13 - @UT Martin 37, Tennessee State 0 2011 Oct. 1 - @Austin Peay 37, Tennessee State 34

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River-Argonne (Oct. 8, 1918), York and seven other soldiers captured 132 prisoners, was promoted to sergeant and received the Distinguished Service Cross, the French Croix de Guerre, the French Legion of Honor, the Croce di Guerra of Italy and the War Medal of Montenegro. Upon his return to the United States in 1919, he was bestowed the Congressional Medal of Honor. The trophy goes to the team with the best record against the other schools (in case of a tie there will be co-champions and the actual trophy will be retained by the defending champion if they are involved in the tie or if the defending champion is not involved in the tie it will go to the institution that has gone the most seasons without winning the trophy).

Oct. 1 - Tennessee Tech 34, @UT Martin 31 Oct. 8 - @UT Martin 61, Austin Peay 23 Oct. 15 - Tennessee State 42, @Tennessee Tech 40 Nov. 12 - @Tennessee State 35, UT Martin 30 Nov. 19 - @Tennessee Tech 49, Austin Peay 7 2012 Sept. 15 - @Tennessee State 34, Austin Peay 14 Sept. 22 - UT Martin 31, @Austin Peay 6 Oct. 27 - @Tennessee State 22, Tennessee Tech 21 Nov. 10 - @Tennessee Tech 45, UT Martin 44 (OT) Nov. 17 - @Austin Peay 38, Tennessee Tech 31 Nov. 17 - @UT Martin 35, Tennessee State 26 2013 Sept. 21 - Tennessee State 41, @Tennessee Tech 21 Oct. 10 - UT Martin 28, @Tennessee Tech 17 Oct. 19 - Tennessee State 29, @UT Martin 15 Oct. 26 - UT Martin 38, @Austin Peay 14 Nov. 9 - @Tennessee State 31, Austin Peay 6 Nov. 23 - @Tennessee Tech 34, Austin Peay 0 2014 Sept. 20 - @Tennessee State 10, Tennessee Tech 7 Oct. 9 - @UT Martin 17, Tennessee Tech 10 Oct. 18 - UT Martin 21, @Tennessee State 16 Oct. 25 - @UT Martin 37, Austin Peay 7 Nov. 8 - Tennessee State 31, @Austin Peay 27 Nov. 22 - Tennessee Tech 41, @Austin Peay 15 2015 Oct. 3 - UT Martin 31, @Tennessee Tech 17 Oct. 10 - @UT Martin 28, Tennessee State 14 Oct. 17 - UT Martin 44, @Austin Peay 14

2007 - Tennessee State*, Austin Peay 2008 - Tennessee State 2009 - Tennessee Tech 2010 - UT Martin 2011 - Tennessee State*, Tennessee Tech 2012 - Tennessee State*, UT Martin 2013 - Tennessee State

Oct. 31 - @Tennessee State 20, Austin Peay 6 Nov. 14 - @Tennessee Tech 42, Austin Peay 24 Nov. 21 - @Tennessee Tech 30, Tennessee State 24 2016 Sept. 10 - Tennessee Tech 41, @Austin Peay 7 Sept. 24 - @UT Martin 44, Tennessee Tech 23 Oct. 1 - @Tennessee State 34, UT Martin 30 Oct. 8 - @UT Martin 45, Austin Peay 31 Nov. 5 - Tennessee State 41, @Austin Peay 40 Nov. 12 - Tennessee Tech 44, @Tennessee State 16 2017 Sept. 23 - @ UT Martin 31, Tennessee State 16 Sept. 30 - @ Austin Peay 7, UT Martin 0 Oct. 14 - Austin Peay 21, @ Tennessee State 17 Oct. 28 - @Tennessee Tech 30, Tennessee State 26 Nov. 4 - Austin Peay 35, @ Tennessee Tech 28 Nov. 18 - UT Martin 24, @ Tennessee Tech 0 Standings Austin Peay Tennessee Tech UT Martin Tennessee State

3-0 1-2 2-1 0-3

All-time record in Sgt. York Trophy games Austin Peay Tennessee State Tennessee Tech UT Martin

10-23 17-16 16-17 23-10

2014 - UT Martin 2015 - UT Martin 2016 - UT Martin*, Tennessee Tech, Tennessee State 2017 - Austin Peay *Took home the trophy due to winning the tiebreaker

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1922 RECORD: 2-1-4 | COACH: LOYALL DUYCK X/X/1922 X/X/1922 X/X/1922 X/X/1922

Cumberland Bryson College Western Kentucky Bethel

T, 6-6 T, 7-7 L, 42-0 W, 25-13

X/X/1922 X/X/1922 X/X/1922

Milligan Bethel Ogden College

T, 0-0 T, 6-6 W, 26-0

1923 RECORD: 2-3-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL X/X/1923 X/X/1923 X/X/1923

Livingston Academy King College Bryson College

W, 24-0 L, 75-0 L, 14-0

X/X/1923 X/X/1923 X/X/1923

Bethel Ogden College Sewanee Reserves

L, 12-7 T, 0-0 W, 14-0

1924 RECORD: 5-3-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL X/X/1924 X/X/1924 X/X/1924 X/X/1924 X/X/1924

Livingston Academy Livingston Academy Castle Heights Cumberland Middle Tennessee

W, 32-0 W, 35-0 L, 20-0 L, 14-0 W, 6-0

X/X/1924 X/X/1924 X/X/1924 X/X/1924

Bethel Hiwassee Chattanooga Freshmen Ogden College

W, 22-7 W, 26-0 L, 14-0 T, 6-6

1925 RECORD: 3-2-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL X/X/1925 X/X/1925 X/X/1925

Castle Heights Cumberland Middle Tennessee

W, 54-0 L, 51-0 T, 0-0

X/X/1925 X/X/1925 X/X/1925

Hiwassee Ogden College Gallatin

W, 39-2 W, 12-6 L, 0-14

1926 RECORD: 1-4-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL X/X/1926 X/X/1926 X/X/1926

Sewanee Hall-Moody Cumberland

W, 9-7 L, 0-12 L, 0-19

X/X/1926 X/X/1926 X/X/1926

Tennessee Wesleyan Ogden College Castle Heights

L, 0-35 T, 0-0 L, 6-12

1927 RECORD: 2-5-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL X/X/1927 X/X/1927 X/X/1927 X/X/1927

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Hiwassee Cumberland Castle Heights Georgia Normal

W, 12-0 L, 0-24 L, 0-9 W, 43-0

X/X/1927 X/X/1927 X/X/1927 X/X/1927

Tennessee Wesleyan Middle Tennessee Cumberland Tennessee Juniors

L, 0-19 L, 0-13 L, 0-13 T, 0-0

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1928 RECORD: 6-0-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL X/X/1928 X/X/1928 X/X/1928 X/X/1928

Hiwassee Sue Bennett Cumberland Alabama Normal

T, 0-0 W, 68- 0 W, 24-7 W, 77-0

X/X/1928 X/X/1928 X/X/1928

Bethel Middle Tennessee Tennessee Juniors

W, 25-7 W, 25-12 W, 14-13

1929 RECORD: 3-3-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL X/X/1929 X/X/1929 X/X/1929 X/X/1929

Sewanee Hiwassee Cumberland Sue Bennett

L, 0-46 W, 20-0 W, 26-6 W, 66-0

X/X/1929 X/X/1929 X/X/1929

Milligan Bethel Middle Tennessee

L, 0-13 L, 0-13 T, 13-13

1930 RECORD: 6-2-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL 9/27/1930 X/X/1930 X/X/1930 X/X/1930 X/X/1930

1931 X/X/1931 9/26/1931 X/X/1931 10/24/1931 X/X/1931

Sewanee Carson-Newman Hiwassee Bethel Lincoln Memorial

L, 0-14 W, 20-0 W, 65-0 L, 0-6 W, 57-0

X/X/1930 X/X/1930 X/X/1930 11/27/1930

Murray State Milligan East Tennessee Middle Tennessee

W, 26-6 W, 25-20 W, 19-0 T, 0-0

RECORD: 6-3 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL Murray State Sewanee Bethel West Tennessee Tennessee Juniors

W, 19-7 L, 7-24 W, 39-0 W, 13-0 W, 26-7

X/X/1931 X/X/1931 X/X/1931 11/26/1931

Carson-Newman Lincoln Memorial Vanderbilt Middle Tennessee

L, 7-20 W, 27-0 L, 0-6 W, 13-7

1932 RECORD: 4-0-3 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL X/X/1932 X/X/1932 10/15/1932 10/22/1932

1933 10/7/1933 X/X/1933 X/X/1933 X/X/1933

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Lambuth UT Martin West Tennessee Sewanee

W, 13-9 T, 0-0 W, 24-7 T, 0-0

X/X/1932 X/X/1932 11/24/1932

Union Murray State Middle Tennessee

W, 27-0 T, 0-0 W, 32-6

RECORD: 4-4 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL Western Kentucky Lambuth Arkansas A&M Union

L, 6-7 W, 39-0 W, 12-0 W, 14-7

11/4/1933 X/X/1933 11/18/1933 11/30/1933

Sewanee Murray State West Tennessee Middle Tennessee

L, 0-13 L, 6-9 L, 0-13 W, 6-0

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1934 RECORD: 3-5-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL X/X/1934 X/X/1934 10/13/1934 X/X/1934 X/X/1934

Arkansas State Union Western Kentucky Murray State Hiwassee

W, 6-0 L, 0-19 L, 0-27 L, 7-40 W, 21-6

11/4/1934 X/X/1934 11/16/1934 11/29/1934

Sewanee Howard West Tennessee Middle Tennessee

L, 6-7 L, 0-27 T, 0-0 W, 12-0

1935 RECORD: 1-5-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL X/X/1935 10/5/1935 10/11/1935 X/X/1935

Milligan Louisiana Tech Western Kentucky Murray State

W, 26-7 L, 0-44 L, 6-31 L, 0-13

11/2/1935 11/10/1935 11/28/1935

Sewanee Memphis State Middle Tennessee

L, 0-6 T, 0-0 L, 6-7

1936 RECORD: 2-5-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL X/X/1936 10/3/1936 10/9/1936 10/27/1936

Alabama Teachers West Tennessee Western Kentucky Sewanee

W, 33-0 W, 25-0 L, 0-27 T, 0-0

X/X/1936 X/X/1936 X/X/1936 11/26/1936

Union Morehead State Murray State Middle Tennessee

L, 0-25 L, 0-14 L, 0-47 L, 6-7

1937 RECORD: 3-5-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL X/X/1937 X/X/1937 X/X/1937 10/18/1937 10/22/1937

Eastern Kentucky Murray State Cumberland Western Kentucky Middle Tennessee

L, 0-6 L, 0-23 W, 15-0 L, 0-20 T, 13-13

10/30/1937 X/X/1937 11/12/1937 11/26/1937

Sewanee Morehead State West Tennessee Middle Tennessee

W, 9-6 L, 6-9 W, 14-13 L, 0-29

1938 RECORD: 6-3 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL 9/23/1938 X/X/1938 10/7/1938 10/15/1938 10/21/1938

Chattanooga Jacksonville State Middle Tennessee Western Kentucky West Tennessee

L, 6-27 W, 21-0 W, 7-0 W, 7-6 L, 13-26

10/29/1938 X/X/1938 X/X/1938 11/24/1938

Sewanee Cumberland Austin Peay Middle Tennessee

W, 7-6 L, 0-6 W, 28-0 W, 12-0

1939 RECORD: 6-3-1 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL 9/23/1939 9/29/1939 X/X/1939 10/13/1939 10/21/1939

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Vanderbilt Chattanooga Xavier (Ohio) Western Kentucky Sewanee

T, 13-13 L, 0-20 L, 0-19 W, 10-0 L, 7-9

10/28/1939 X/X/1939 11/10/1939 X/X/1939 11/25/1939

West Tennessee Austin Peay Youngstown State Union Middle Tennessee

W, 15-0 W, 25-0 W, 7-6 W, 33-12 W, 20-3

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1940 RECORD: 2-6 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL 9/27/1940 10/4/1940 10/12/1940 10/19/1940

1941 9/26/1941 10/4/1941 X/X/1941 X/X/1941 X/X/1941

Chattanooga West Tennessee Sewanee Western Kentucky

L, 0-28 W, 16-13 L, 6-25 L, 0-6

10/26/1940 X/X/1940 11/16/1940 11/28/1940

Youngstown State Maryville College Vanderbilt Middle Tennessee

L, 13-28 W, 35-0 L, 0-21 L, 0-6

RECORD: 5-4 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL Chattanooga Vanderbilt Morris-Harvey Sewanee Murray State

L, 19-26 L, 0-42 W, 25-6 W, 14-0 W, 14-6

10/31/1941 11/7/1941 X/X/1941 11/24/1941

Youngstown State Western Kentucky Union Middle Tennessee

L, 0-14 W, 26-6 L, 7-14 W, 6-0

1942 RECORD: 3-4-2 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL X/X/1942 9/26/1942 X/X/1942 X/X/1942 10/16/1942

Eastern Kentucky Vanderbilt Camp Forrest Morris-Harvey Chattanooga

L, 0-13 L, 0-52 W, 54-0 T, 0-0 L, 0-20

X/X/1942 11/7/1942 11/26/1942 X/X/1942

Murray State Western Kentucky Middle Tennessee Union

W, 19-6 T, 6-6 W, 25-6 L, 12-14

1943 RECORD: 1-5 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL 10/1/1943 10/18/1943 X/X/1943

Georgia Vanderbilt Milligan

L, 0-63 L, 0-30 L, 0-27

X/X/1943 X/X/1943 11/25/1943

Milligan Sewanee Vanderbilt

L, 7-18 W, 12-0 L, 7-47

1944 RECORD: 1-2 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL X/X/1944 10/28/1944

Oak Ridge Vanderbilt

W, 52-6 L, 7-19

11/4/1944

Vanderbilt

L, 9-20

1945 RECORD: 1-8 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL X/X/1945 9/29/1945 10/6/1945 X/X/1945 X/X/1945

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L, 12-14 L, 0-12 L, 7-20 L, 7-13 W, 62-0

X/X/1945 X/X/1945 X/X/1945 X/X/1945

Oak Ridge Milligan Eastern Kentucky Milligan

L, 6-12 L, 7-12 L, 0-32 L, 6-7

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1946 RECORD: 5-5 | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL X/X/1946 9/28/1946 10/4/1946 X/X/1946 X/X/1946

Eastern Kentucky @Vanderbilt @Chattanooga Cumberland @Eastern Kentucky

L, 0-13 L, 3-35 L, 6-37 W, 7-0 W, 20-7

X/X/1946 11/1/1946 X/X/1946 X/X/1946 11/28/1946

@Bradley Tech Western Kentucky @Georgetown (KY) @Murray State Middle Tennessee

L, 13-34 W, 20-7 W, 32-6 L, 13-20 W, 21-7

Murray State @Vanderbilt Florida State Georgetown (KY) @Middle Tennessee

L, 2-7 L, 0-68 W, 27-6 W, 33-6 L, 0-21

@Murray State @Maryville College Wofford @Union Middle Tennessee

L, 6-34 W, 21-0 L, 6-8 W, 35-0 W, 32-7

1947 RECORD: 4-7 | COACH: HOOPER EBLEN X/X/1947 9/26/1947 10/3/1947 10/11/1947 X/X/1947 10/25/1947

@Carson-Newman Maryville College @Chattanooga @Western Kentucky Cumberland @Tennessee

L, 7-18 W, 13-7 L, 0-12 L, 7-13 W, 42-0 L, 0-49

X/X/1947 11/8/1947 11/14/1947 11/22/1947 11/27/1947

1948 RECORD: 5-6 | COACH: HOOPER EBLEN 9/17/1948 9/25/1948 10/1/1948 10/8/1948 10/16/1948 10/23/1948

@Morehead State Carson-Newman @Chattanooga @Georgetown (KY) Morehead State @Tennessee

L, 7-19 W, 26-7 L, 7-18 L, 19-27 W, 19-6 L, 0-41

10/30/1948 11/5/1948 11/13/1948 11/19/1948 11/26/1948

1949 RECORD: 3-6/0-3 OVC | COACH: HOOPER EBLEN 9/24/1949 10/1/1949 10/8/1949 10/15/1949 10/22/1949

Murray State @Howard Georgetown (KY) @Morehead State @Tennessee

L, 7-26 W, 33-18 W, 39-6 L, 7-12 L, 6-36

10/29/1949 11/5/1949 11/12/1949 11/24/1949

Union Marshall @Wofford @Middle Tennessee

W, 34-0 L, 7-20 L, 7-26 L, 0-14

1950 RECORD: 4-7/1-5 OVC | COACH: STAR WOOD 9/16/1950 9/23/1950 9/30/1950 10/6/1950 10/13/1950 10/21/1950

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W, 21-6 L, 0-6 W, 61-6 L, 16-20 L, 7-47 W, 41-12

10/28/1950 11/4/1950 11/11/1950 11/18/1950 11/30/1950

Western Kentucky @Marshall @Tennessee @Evansville Middle Tennessee

L, 0-21 L, 0-13 L, 14-48 W, 13-0 L, 7-27

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1951 RECORD: 5-5-1/3-3 OVC | COACH: STAR WOOD 9/15/1951 9/22/1951 9/29/1951 10/6/1951 10/13/1951 10/20/1951

@Kentucky Carson Newman Murray State @Morehead State Eastern Kentucky @Western Kentucky

L, 13-72 W, 42-6 L, 7-20 W, 17-14 L, 14-15 W, 14-7

10/27/1951 11/3/1951 11/10/1951 11/17/1951 11/22/1951

@Tennessee Marshall @East Tennessee Evansville @Middle Tennessee

L, 0-68 L, 13-20 W, 33-0 W, 38-13 T, 14-14

1952 OVC Champions: Front row: captain Tom Fann, alternate captain Ken Broyles. Second row: Bill Starnes, Hugh Denny, Donald Waggoner, Jerry Daniels, Jimmy Savage, Bobby Jones, Hugh Jones, Virgil Raines, Don Ervin, Jack McKee. Third row: Charles Parris, Bobby Holloway, Joe Collins, Bill Stogner, Bill Omar, Gene Massengale, Hugh DeBrogue, Coy Scott, Tommy Jones. Fourth row: Erwin Mitchell, Ken Eddleman, Bill Rucker, Lynn Pugh, Hugh Dixon, Ted Pearson, Ken Sircy, Newt Johnson, Ed Scott, James Kidd, Gene Davis. Fifth row: Charles Pearson, Malvin Chapman, Paul Anderson, Dennis Olson, Don Francisco, Gordon Miller, Paul Satterfield, Glen Young, Ronald Waggoner. Sixth row: Conrad Totty, Bob Kirby, Charles Freeman, Eddie Pingston, Bobby Potts, Jack Van Hooser, Robert Lynn, David Ransom, Jack Matthews, Leonard Allen.

1952 RECORD: 9-2/4-1 OVC (OVC Co-Champions) | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL 9/20/1952 9/27/1952 10/4/1952 10/11/1952 10/18/1952 10/25/1952

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Fort Campbell Murray State Morehead State Eastern Kentucky Arkansas State Western Kentucky

W, 27-0 W, 14-13 W, 30-6 W, 28-14 W, 21-13 W, 21-13

11/1/1952 Marshall 11/8/1952 East Tennessee 11/15/1952 Memphis State 11/27/1952 Middle Tennessee TANGERINE BOWL AT ORLANDO, FLA. 1/1/1953 East Texas State

W, 28-7 W, 21-13 W, 35-0 L, 7-19 L, 0-33

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1953 OVC Champions: Front row: co-captains Virgil Raines and Bill Starnes. Second row: Jack McKee, Eddie Scott, Erwin Mitchell, Hugh Jones, Don Francisco, Hugh Denny, Johnson, Ken Eddleman, Charles Pearson. Third row: James Kidd, Bob Kirby, Ted Pearson, Jerry Daniels, Raymond Barger, Paul Satterfield, Jack Van Hooser, Kenneth Broyles, David Ransom. Fourth row: Charles Parris, Bill Stogner, Jim Passons, Sonny Allen, Paul Anderson, Bobby Holloway, Corky Highsmith, Tommy Jones, Bill Davis. Fifth row: Jack Bowman, Marshall Taylor, Bobby North, Joe Mac Reeves, Johnny Clark, Bobby Lynn, Larry Bradford.

1953 RECORD: 7-4/5-0 OVC (OVC Champions) | COACH: PUTTY OVERALL 9/19/1953 9/26/1953 10/3/1953 10/10//1953 10/17/1953 10/24/1953

Florence State Murray State Morehead State Eastern Kentucky Memphis State Western Kentucky

W, 14-7 W, 9-0 W, 27-0 W, 7-0 L, 7-14 W, 34-21

10/31/1953 11/7/1953 11/14/1953 11/21/1953 11/26/1953

East Tennessee Miami (Ohio) Arkansas State Northeast Louisiana Middle Tennessee

L, 13-21 L, 4-6 L, 7-14 W, 42-20 W, 46-13

1954 RECORD: 4-4-2/1-3-1 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER 9/18/1954 9/25/1954 10/2/1954 10/8/1954 10/16/1954

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Florence State Murray State Morehead State Eastern Kentucky Memphis State

L, 7-20 L, 12-19 W, 32-2 L, 7-14 T, 25-25

10/23/1954 10/30/1954 11/6/1954 11/13/1954 11/25/1954

Western Kentucky East Tennessee Austin Peay Arkansas State Middle Tennessee

L, 12-32 W, 21-7 W, 27-13 W, 47-0 T, 7-7

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1955 OVC Champions: Front row: Don Simonic, Bill Baxter, Jack Warwick, Robert Eliot, co-captain Dean Kirk, co-captain Joe Mac Reeves, Earl Parks, Billy Hull, Alfred Cate, Joe Whitson. Second row: Charles Holt, Howard Locke, James Gaylor, Charles Spears, Bill Stogner, Johnny Clark, Garmon Jones, Joe Stone, Doug Caldwell, Don Crutcher. Third row: Bill Wise, Bill Robinson, Earl Leach, Ted Schwanger, Kenneth Wright, William Leach, Marshall Patterson, Norman Herrod, Robert Brannen. Fourth row: Dewey Alverson, Ronald Hickman, Larry Wray, Marshall Taylor, Bill Swift, John Morehead, Jerrry Hunt.

1955 RECORD: 7-3/5-0 OVC (OVC Champions) | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER 9/17/1955 9/24/1955 10/1/1955 10/8/1955 10/15/1955

Florence State Murray State @Morehead State Eastern Kentucky @Memphis State

W, 26-7 W, 20-7 W, 55-0 W, 13-7 L, 12-20

10/22/1955 10/291955 11/5/1955 11/12/1955 11/24/1955

@Western Kentucky @East Tennessee Austin Peay Arkansas State @Middle Tennessee

W, 19-7 L, 6-14 W, 37-7 L, 20-24 W, 55-14

1956 RECORD: 5-4-1/2-3 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER 9/15/1956 9/22/1956 9/29/1956 10/6/1956 10/13/1956

@Florence State Memphis State @Morehead State @Austin Peay Western Kentucky

W, 20-6 T, 14-14 W, 26-19 W, 17--7 W, 39-26

10/20/1956 10/27/1956 11/3/1956 11/10/1956 11/22/1956

@Murray State East Tennessee @Eastern Kentucky @Arkansas State Middle Tennessee

L, 7-34 L, 13-20 L, 13-25 W, 26-6 L, 6-26

1957 RECORD: 6-4/4-1 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER 9/21/1957 9/28/1957 10/5/1957 10/12/1957 10/19/1957

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Florence State @Youngstown State Morehead State @Memphis State @Western Kentucky

L, 0-20 W, 12-7 W, 14-6 L, 7-40 W, 34-14

10/26/1957 11/1/1957 11/9/1957 11/16/1957 11/28/1957

Murray State @Chattanooga Eastern Kentucky Arkansas State @Middle Tennessee

W, 26-14 L, 0-26 W, 34-14 W, 7-6 L, 0-22

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1958 OVC Champions: Front row: Don Grider, John Morehead, Ronnie McCurry, Max Davis, Tony Stone, Dick Mann, Lowell Smith, Eugene Oliver. Second row: Billy James, Dennis Cebe, W.J. Shumaker, Tony Heitzman, Robert Hargis, Kyle Kilgore, Lonnie Styles. Third row: Alcy Baggott, Louis Johnson, Jan Jeffers, Carl Thrasher, John Clayton, Jerry Flatt, Carroll Wright, Joe Mac Jacquess. Fourth row: Ed Browning, Jimmy Newsom, Alvin Frey, Ray Stribling, Charles Lawler, Tommy Hackler, Bob Hines, Buddy Parrish. Fifth row: Gordon Mason, Joe Whitson, Ray Thomas, Charles Black, Ralph McMillan, Jimmy Smith, Alfred Cate, Pedro Paz, Rudy Schmittou.

1958 RECORD: 7-3/5-1 OVC (OVC Co-Champions) | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER 9/13/1958 9/27/1958 10/4/1958 10/11/1958 10/18/1958

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@Florida State Memphis State @Morehead State East Tennessee Western Kentucky

L, 7-22 L, 0-13 W, 22-7 L, 14-25 W, 7-3

10/25/1958 11/1/1958 11/7/1958 11/15/1958 11/27/1958

@Murray State Chattanooga @Eastern Kentucky @Florence State Middle Tennessee

W, 15-14 W, 13-12 W, 20-19 W, 20-14 W, 14-0

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1959 OVC Champions: Front row: Coach Wilburn Tucker, Ronnie McCurry, Alcy Baggott, John Clayton, Rudy Schmittou, Kyle Kilgore, W.J. Shumaker, Eugene Oliver, Robert Hargis. Second row: Coach Bill Dupes, Ronnie Lane, John Matlack, Jerry Flatt, Don Frider, Tony Heitzman, Ray Thomas, Clarence Blevins, Ken Fults. Third row: Coach Ray Drost, Jimmy Newsom, Charles Spears, Dick Jacquet, Charles Lawler, Lawrence Ponder, LaRue Adcox, Joe Mac Jacquess. Fourth row: Ralph McMillan, Gordon Mason, Tommy Hackler, Billy James, Bobby Carter, Myles Showers, Dave Baxter. Fifth row: Dennis Cebe, Alvin Frey, Ralph Broyles, Carroll Wright, Lowell Smith, Phillip Christopher, Lyman Jones. Sixth row: Coach Chuck Newman, Jerry Parris, Harry Wilkerson, Dink Adams, Wayne Larkin, Charles Black, Ray Stribling, Pedro Paz.

1959 RECORD: 6-2-2/5-0-1 OVC (OVC Co-Champions) | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER 9/20/1959 9/27/1959 10/3/1959 10/10/1959 10/17/1959

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Florence State @Memphis State Morehead State @East Tennessee @Western Kentucky

T, 14-14 L, 3-14 W, 48-0 W, 19-7 W, 29-19

10/24/1959 10/30/1959 11/7/1959 11/14/1959 11/26/1959

Murray State @Chattanooga Eastern Kentucky Arkansas State @Middle Tennessee

W, 29-16 L, 3-6 W, 14-10 W, 16-6 T, 21-21

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1960 OVC Champions: Front row: Richard Hullette, Eugene Oliver, Tony Heitzman, Robert Hargis, Daniel Oliver, Billy Russell, Richard Jacquet, Harold Watson, LaRue Adcox, Harry Wilkerson, Tom Hackler, Gordon Mason. Second row: Jimmy Sims, Don Welch, Jimmy Newsom, Rudy Schmittou, John Matlack, Leon Tidwell, Howard Locke, Lowell Smith, Robert White, Clarence Blevins, Ronnie McCurry, Donald Grider, Kenneth Fults, Jake Libbey. Third row: Jackie Corbin, Joe Mac Jacquess, Thomas Beam, Ralph McMillan, Phillip Christopher, Charles Black, Dave Taylor, Ray Thomas, Don Phillips, Lyman Jones, Dave Baxter, Ralph Broyles, Don Williams, Eugene Fizer, Ray Whited.

1960 RECORD: 8-3/6-0 OVC (OVC Champions) | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER 9/17/1960 9/24/1960 10/1/1960 10/8/1960 10/15/1960 10/22/1960

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Louisville Memphis State @Morehead State East Tennessee Western Kentucky @Murray State

W, 21-7 L, 6-37 W, 27-7 W, 21-7 W, 10-7 W, 14-12

10/29/1960 Chattanooga 11/5/1960 @Eastern Kentucky 11/12/1960 @Arkansas State 11/24/1960 Middle Tennessee TANGERINE BOWL AT ORLANDO, FLA. 12/30/1960 The Citadel

L, 6-20 W, 20-0 W, 17-6 W, 35-8 L, 0-27

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1961 OVC Champions: Front row: Jimmy Beasley, Bobby Haile, Donnie Farley, Richard Jacquet, Jim Collins, Dennis Cebe, Don Phillips, Phillip Christopher, Garlan Gudger, John Matlack. Second row: Johnny Jenkins, Charles Black, Carl Beidler, Ralph McMillan, Leon Tidwell, Rudy Schmittou, Lowell Smith, Lyman Jones, Terry Evans, Clarence Blevins, Jim Ragland. Third row: Jim Shaeffer, Bob Borkowski, Fred Haile, Gary Collins, Don Grider, Dave Baxter, Jerry Webb, Ivan Klepzig, Tommy Roberts, Frank Dowling, Pat Cross, Chuck Lewis. Fourth row: Jackie Corbin, Jake Libbey, Bill Cherry, Jerry Long, Bob White, Ray Whited, Ralph Teague, Ken Fults, Tate Moore, Don Welch, Joe Mac Jacquess.

1961 RECORD: 7-3/6-0 OVC (OVC Champions) | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER 9/16/1961 9/23/1961 9/30/1961 10/7/1961 10/14/1961

@Louisville @Chattanooga Morehead State @East Tennessee @Western Kentucky

L, 13-29 L, 7-19 W, 20-16 W, 12-7 W, 13-12

10/21/1961 10/28/1961 11/4/1961 11/11/1961 11/23/1961

Murray State Louisiana Tech Eastern Kentucky @Fort Campbell @Middle Tennessee

W, 27-8 L, 10-12 W, 14-8 W, 33-0 W, 7-6

1962 RECORD: 2-8/1-5 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER 9/15/1962 9/22/1962 9/29/1962 10/6/1962 10/13/1962

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@Memphis State Chattanooga @Morehead State East Tennessee Western Kentucky

L, 6-12 L, 7-20 L, 6-14 L, 6-26 L, 7-24

10/20/1962 10/27/1962 11/3/1962 11/10/1962 11/22/1962

@Murray State @Louisiana Tech @Eastern Kentucky Arkansas State Middle Tennessee

W, 16-12 L, 20-33 L, 0-21 W, 20-12 L, 0-20

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1963 RECORD: 6-4/3-4 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER 9/21/1963 9/28/1963 10/5/1963 10/12/1963 10/19/1963

@Arkansas State @Chattanooga Morehead State @East Tennessee @Western Kentucky

W, 42-0 W, 7-5 W, 21-17 L, 0-16 L, 12-14

10/26/1963 11/2/1963 11/9/1963 11/16/1963 11/22/1963

Murray State Louisiana Tech Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay @Middle Tennessee

L, 27-28 W, 21-19 W, 21-19 W, 28-13 L, 14-21

1964 RECORD: 1-9/1-6 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER 9/19/1964 9/26/1964 10/3/1964 10/10/1964 10/17/1964

@Arkansas State Chattanooga @Morehead State East Tennessee Western Kentucky

L, 0-27 L, 0-18 L, 0-35 L, 6-7 L, 14-19

10/24/1964 10/31/1964 11/7/1964 11/14/1964 11/26/1964

@Murray State @Louisiana Tech @Eastern Kentucky @Austin Peay Middle Tennessee

L, 21-28 L, 6-25 W, 27-7 L, 0-29 L, 0-24

1965 RECORD: 3-7/3-4 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER 9/18/1965 9/25/1965 10/2/1965 10/9/1965 10/16/1965

Arkansas State @Chattanooga Morehead State @East Tennessee @Western Kentucky

L, 7-12 L, 0-21 L, 14-15 W, 34-14 W, 46-6

10/23/1965 10/30/1965 11/6/1965 11/13/1965 11/25/1965

Murray State @Louisiana Tech Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay @Middle Tennessee

W, 23-14 L, 6-20 L, 14-28 L, 12-23 L, 21-28

1966 RECORD: 5-5/4-3 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER 9/17/1966 9/24/1966 10/1/1966 10/8/1966 10/15/1966

@Arkansas State Chattanooga @Morehead State East Tennessee Western Kentucky

L, 13-49 L, 7-17 L, 7-14 W, 14-3 W, 21-14

10/22/1966 10/29/1966 11/5/1966 11/12/1966 11/24/1966

@Murray State Louisiana Tech @Eastern Kentucky @Austin Peay Middle Tennessee

W, 51-13 W, 21-9 W, 7-3 L, 15-20 L, 14-21

1967 RECORD: 3-7/2-5 OVC | COACH: WILBURN TUCKER 9/16/1967 9/23/1967 9/30/1967 10/7/1967 10/14/1967

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Youngstown State @Murray State Arkansas State East Tennessee @Western Kentucky

L, 28-31 W, 22-21 L, 7-15 W, 43-22 L, 0-56

10/21/1967 10/28/1967 11/4/1967 11/11/1967 11/23/1967

Morehead State @Chattanooga @Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay @Middle Tennessee

L, 16-21 L, 13-28 L, 0-24 W, 38-13 L, 20-33

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1968 RECORD: 2-8/2-5 OVC | COACH: DON WADE 9/21/1968 9/28/1968 10/5/1968 10/12/1968 10/19/1968

@Northwestern Louisiana Murray State @Arkansas State @East Tennessee Western Kentucky

L, 15-33 L, 0-19 L, 12-15 L, 6-14 L, 0-13

10/26/1968 11/2/1968 11/9/1968 11/16/1968 11/28/1968

@Morehead State Chattanooga Eastern Kentucky @Austin Peay Middle Tennessee

L, 12-14 L, 6-20 L, 14-28 W, 10-0 W, 7-3

1969 RECORD: 5-5/4-3 OVC | COACH: DON WADE 9/20/1969 9/27/1969 10/4/1969 10/11/1969 10/18/1969

Northwestern Louisiana @ Murray State Arkansas State East Tennessee @ Western Kentucky

L, 24-35 W, 28-21 L, 22-29 L, 0-30 L, 0-42

10/25/1969 11/1/1969 11/8/1969 11/15/1969 11/27/1969

Morehead State @ Chattanooga @ Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay @ Middle Tennessee

W, 21-6 W, 23-11 L, 7-17 W, 56-20 W, 21-7

1970 RECORD: 4-6/2-5 OVC | COACH: DON WADE 9/19/1970 9/26/1970 10/3/1970 10/10/1970 10/17/1970

1971 9/18/1971 9/25/1971 10/2/1971 10/9/1971 10/16/1971

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@ Youngstown State Murray State @ UT-Martin @ East Tennessee Western Kentucky

W, 32-19 W, 21-7 W, 17-6 L, 7-30 L, 0-28

10/24/1970 10/31/1970 11/7/1970 11/14/1970 11/26/1970

@ Morehead State Chattanooga Eastern Kentucky @ Austin Peay Middle Tennessee

L, 10-31 L, 7-21 L, 13-20 L, 6-10 W, 17-13

RECORD: 8-2/5-2 OVC | COACH: DON WADE Western Kentucky @ Murray State UT Martin East Tennessee @ Western Kentucky

W, 27-17 W, 27-3 W, 10-7 W, 20-3 L, 7-15

10/23/1971 10/30/1971 11/6/1971 11/13/1971 11/20/1971

Morehead State @ Chattanooga @ Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay Middle Tennessee

W, 26-8 W, 14-7 L, 7-14 W, 37-12 W, 14-3

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1972 OVC Champions: Front row: Rusty Rushing, Terry Johnson, Mike O'Brien, Russ Waddell, Ray Brophy, Gary Harley, Steve Evans, Larry Austin, Jim Thomas, Doug Allen, Dana Winningham, Bruce Pearson, Mike Ledford, Jay Bonds. Second row: Danny Albert, Don Rasch, Pat Dyer, James Ramsey, Thomas Lynn, Tommy Pemberton, Jim Dorsey, Allen Byrd, Tony Plavich, Paul Souders, John Fitzpatrick, Ikey Torbett, Don McDaniel, Bruce Atwood. Third row: Billy Tarver, Mark Southerland, Larry Monteen, Eddie Nunley, Ottis Phillips, Larry McDermott, David Rust, Dickie Fulton, Murray Cunningham, Ronnie Sumney, Sam Anderson, Robert Dalton, David Garner, Jim Winslett, David Ashley. Fourth row: Mike DeRossett, John Zeigler, Howard Stidham, Joe Jachimowicz, Gary Moeller, Boby Graham, Gary Perdue, Paul Hunter, Ronnie Fain, Sam Graves, Jim Youngblood, Mike Defino, Elois Grooms, Guy Plavich.

1972 RECORD: 10-2/7-0 OVC (OVC Champions) | COACH: DON WADE 9/9/1972 9/16/1972 9/23/1972 9/30/1972 10/7/1972 10/14/1972 10/21/1972

Morningside @ Western Carolina Murray State @ UT Martin @ East Tennessee Western Kentucky @ Morehead State

W, 37-7 L, 13-31 W, 10-0 W, 13-10 W, 24-23 W, 30-10 W, 28-17

10/28/1972 Chattanooga W, 24-8 11/4/1972 Eastern Kentucky W, 14-0 11/11/1972 @ Austin Peay W, 19-7 11/18/1972 Middle Tennessee W, 24-10 GRANTLAND RICE BOWL, BATON ROUGE, LA. 12/9/1972 Louisiana Tech L, 0-35

1973 RECORD: 2-8-1/1-6 OVC | COACH: DON WADE 9/8/1973 9/15/1973 9/22/1973 9/29/1973 10/6/1973 10/13/1973

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@ Western Kentucky South Dakota @ Murray State UT Martin East Tennessee @ Western Kentucky

T, 10-10 L, 0-30 L, 17-18 W, 16-9 L, 14-27 L, 0-41

10/20/1973 Morehead State 10/27/1973 @ Chattanooga 11/3/1973 @ Eastern Kentucky 11/10/1973 Austin Peay 11/17/1973 @ Middle Tennessee

L, 10-23 L, 3-7 L, 14-30 W, 31-12 L, 10-17

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1974 RECORD: 6-5/4-3 OVC | COACH: DON WADE 9/7/1974 9/21/1974 9/28/1974 10/5/1974 10/12/1974 10/19/1974

@ South Dakota Western Carolina Murray State Appalachian State @ Youngstown State Western Kentucky

W, 17-13 L, 7-9 W, 26-0 W, 24-14 L, 0-23 W, 10-6

10/26/1974 @ Morehead State 11/2/1974 @ East Tennessee 11/9/1974 Eastern Kentucky 11/161974 @ Austin Peay 11/23/1974 Middle Tennessee

L, 7-14 L, 0-13 L, 14-29 W, 28-7 W, 41-2

1975 OVC Champions: - Front row: Mike DeRossett, Marshall Williams, Russ Waddell, Don McDaniel, Ronnie Summey, Ronnie Fain, Howard Stidham, Tony Plavich, David Quay, Joe Jachimowicz, Matthew Brooks, Danny Albert, Eddie Nunley. Second row: Mark Ogletree, Jimmy Poore, Jimmy Brock, Dwayne Morse, Durrand Estill, John Yokosuk, George Wilhelm, Jeff Jacoby, Johnny Tucker, Tom Walters, Ricky Kinney, John Shelton, Cecil Fore, Murray Cunningham, Paul Green, Jack Borden, Craig Rolle, Steve Jellicorse, Brad Gordon. Third row: David Gooding, Carl Heinzig, Dub Cofer, Hubert Lester, Barry McCulley, Larry Hammons, Pat Dyer, Dom Petrozello, Frank Caputo, Jesse Dorsey, Frank Krause, Tony Watson, Lamar Davis, Carman Sensky, John Dethridge, Johnny Fowlkes, Bill Napier, Lamar Mike, Joey Wood, Mike Vice, James Burse, Fred Rockymore, Mike Waddell, Barry Sinor. Fourth row: Jack Cunningham, Dave Britton, Jimmy Maynord, Gary Perdue, Cornice Hoke, Mike Settle, Mark Shrum, Mark Davis, John Scoble, Trent Evans, Greg Ruth, Ken Dew, Joe Ware, Dean Ratledge, Tommy Florence, Fred Curry, Ed Burns, Wayne Miller, Lance House, Greg Hamilton, Milt Jenkins, Chuck Tilley, Larry Pearson.

1975 RECORD: 8-3/6-1 OVC (OVC Champions) | COACH: DON WADE 9/13/1975 9/20/1975 9/27/1925 10/4/1975 10/11/1975 10/18/1975

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@Furman Youngstown State @Murray State @Appalachain State Eastern Illinois @Western Kentucky

W, 17-5 L, 0-15 W, 14-7 L, 10-17 W, 37-0 L, 7-20

10/25/1975 Morehead State 11/1/1975 East Tennessee 11/8/1975 @Eastern Kentucky 11/15/1975 Austin Peay 11/22/1975 @Middle Tennessee

W, 28-13 W, 48-6 W, 14-3 W, 20-0 W, 30-3

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1976 RECORD: 8-3/5-2 OVC | COACH: DON WADE 9/11/1976 9/18/1976 9/25/1976 10/2/1976 10/9/1976 10/16/1976

Furman @Youngstown State Murray State Nebraska-Omaha @Eastern Illinois Western Kentucky

L, 7-17 W, 13-10 W, 24-7 W, 56-28 W, 41-14 W, 22-12

10/23/1976 10/30/1976 11/6/1976 11/13/1976 11/20/1976

@Morehead State @East Tennessee Eastern Kentucky @Austin Peay @Middle Tennessee

W, 28-23 L, 7-18 L, 14-28 W, 31-13 W, 33-10

1977 RECORD: 9-2/5-2 OVC | COACH: DON WADE 9/10/1977 9/17/1977 9/24/1977 10/1/1977 10/8/1977 10/15/1977

@Western Carolina Youngstown State @Murray State @Nebraska-Omaha Jacksonville State @Western Kentucky

W, 41-21 W, 38-22 W, 21-19 W, 35-28 W, 27-20 W, 31-20

10/22/1977 Morehead State 10/29/1977 East Tennessee 11/5/1977 @Eastern Kentucky 11/12/1977 Austin Peay 11/19/1977 @Middle Tennessee

W, 24-22 W, 63-20 L, 21-28 L, 21-24 W, 21-9

1978 RECORD: 5-6/4-2 OVC | COACH: DON WADE 9/2/1978 9/9/1978 9/23/1978 9/30/1978 10/7/1978 10/14/1978

@Nicholls State Western Carolina (FBS) Murray State @Cameron @East Tennessee Western Kentucky

L, 10-20 W, 22-20 W, 24-14 L, 10-21 L, 17-38 L, 20-26

10/21/1978 10/28/1978 11/4/1978 11/11/1978 11/18/1978

@Morehead State @Troy State Eastern Kentucky @Austin Peay Middle Tennessee

W, 21-20 L, 0-45 L, 16-20 W, 28-14 W, 35-10

1979 RECORD: 1-8-2/0-5-1 OVC | COACH: DON WADE 9/8/1979 9/15/1979 9/22/1979 9/29/1979 10/6/1979 10/13/1979

@Western Carolina (FBS) Cameron @Murray State Nicholls State @Jacksonville State @Western Kentucky

L, 7-24 W, 21-6 L, 3-24 L, 10-13 L, 7-23 L, 7-49

10/20/1979 Morehead State 10/27/1979 Troy State 11/3/1979 @Eastern Kentucky 11/10/1979 Austin Peay 11/17/1979 @Middle Tennessee

T, 3-3 T, 17-17 L, 0-35 L, 14-21 L, 14-17

1980 RECORD: 4-7/1-6 OVC | COACH: DON WADE 9/13/1980 9/20/1980 9/27/1980 10/4/1980 10/11/1980 10/18/1980

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Western Carolina (FBS) @Northeast Missouri Murray State @ UT Martin Jacksonville State Western Kentucky

W, 26-10 W, 28-20 L, 3-10 W, 30-28 L, 3-7 L, 17-28

10/25/1980 @Morehead State 11/1/1980 @Troy State 11/8/1980 Eastern Kentucky 11/15/1980 @Austin Peay 11/22/1980 Middle Tennessee

W, 31-29 L, 3-52 L, 7-48 L, 10-13 L, 7-21

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1981 RECORD: 6-5/4-4 OVC | COACH: DON WADE 9/5/1981 9/12/1981 9/26/1981 10/3/1981 10/10/1981 10/17/1981

@East Tennessee Northeast Missouri @Murray State UT Martin Akron @Western Kentucky

L, 22-31 W, 16-7 L, 10-15 L, 21-24 L, 7-10 W, 14-3

10/24/1981 Morehead State 10/31/1981 Troy State 11/7/1981 @Eastern Kentucky 11/14/1981 Austin Peay 11/21/1981 @Middle Tennessee

W, 35-17 W, 37-28 L, 10-63 W, 29-24 W, 28-9

1982 RECORD: 3-8/1-6 OVC | COACH: DON WADE 9/4/1982 9/11/1982 9/18/1982 9/25/1982 10/2/1982 10/16/1982

East Tennessee @Western Carolina @Youngstown State Murray State @ UT Martin Western Kentucky

W, 14-0 W, 17-10 L, 14-37 W, 10-3 L, 21-35 L, 14-28

10/23/1982 @Morehead State 10/30/1982 @Akron 11/6/1982 Eastern Kentucky 11/13/1982 @Austin Peay 11/20/1982 Middle Tennessee

L, 14-28 L, 14-28 L, 17-34 L, 27-31 L, 3-10

1983 RECORD: 2-8/2-5 OVC | COACH: GARY DARNELL 9/10/1983 9/17/1983 9/24/1983 10/8/1983 10/15/1983

@East Tennessee Youngstown State @Murray State Western Carolina @Western Kentucky

L, 7-14 L, 22-34 L, 6-20 L, 10-42 L, 0-17

10/22/1983 10/29/1983 11/5/1983 11/12/1983 11/19/1983

Morehead State Akron @Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay @Middle Tennessee

W, 14-3 L, 12-43 L, 7-24 L, 7-21 W, 12-8

1984 RECORD: 0-11/0-7 OVC | COACH: GARY DARNELL 9/8/1984 9/15/1984 9/22/1984 9/29/1984 10/6/1984 10/13/1984

East Tennessee @Kansas State Murray State @Western Carolina @Youngstown State Tennessee State

L, 3-10 L, 12-28 L, 0-38 L, 6-34 L, 0-51 L, 3-33

10/20/1984 @Morehead State 10/27/1984 @Akron 11/3/1984 Eastern Kentucky 11/10/1984 @Austin Peay 11/17/1984 Middle Tennessee

L, 14-43 L, 9-17 L, 14-21 L, 7-17 L, 10-28

1985 RECORD: 1-10/1-6 OVC | COACH: GARY DARNELL 9/7/1985 9/14/1985 9/28/1985 10/5/1985 10/12/1985 10/19/1985

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@Nevada-Las Vegas (FBS) Western Carolina @Murray State @Georgia Southern Youngstown State @Tennessee State

L, 7-35 L, 3-30 L, 21-29 L, 0-34 L, 16-23 L, 13-26

10/26/1985 Morehead State 11/2/1985 Akron 11/9/1985 @Eastern Kentucky 11/16/1985 Austin Peay 11/23/1985 @Middle Tennessee

W, 59-6 L, 9-27 L, 17-35 L, 20-24 L, 12-45

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1986 RECORD: 0-10/0-7 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND 9/6/1986 9/20/1986 10/4/1986 10/11/1986 10/18/1986

@Tulsa (FBS) @Chattanooga Georgia Southern @Youngstown State Morehead State

L, 0-51 L, 3-33 L, 13-59 L, 6-30 L, 20-28

10/21/1986 11/1/1986 11/8/1986 11/15/1986 11/22/1986

@Murray State Akron @Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay @Middle Tennessee

L, 16-23 L, 13-38 L, 14-42 L, 13-23 L, 6-21

1987 RECORD: 5-6/2-4 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND 9/12/1987 9/19/1987 9/26/1987 10/3/1987 10/10/1987 10/17/1987

Liberty @Abilene Christian @Austin Peay Arkansas-Pine Bluff Youngstown State @Morehead State

W, 43-23 L, 30-41 W, 14-9 W, 49-6 L, 15-18 W, 52-14

10/24/1987 Murray State 10/31/1987 @Cincinnati 11/7/1987 Eastern Kentucky 11/14/1987 @ Chattanooga 11/21/1987 Middle Tennessee

L, 21-24 L, 17-38 L, 8-44 W, 20-13 L, 13-17

1988 RECORD: 1-10/1-5 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND 9/3/1988 9/10/1988 9/17/1988 9/24/1988 10/1/1988 10/15/1988

@East Carolina @Liberty Samford Chattanooga @Murray State (OT) @Eastern Kentucky

L, 13-52 L, 20-24 L, 9-19 L, 0-41 W, 16-13 L, 7-14

10/22/1988 Western Kentucky 10/29/1988@Tennessee State 11/5/1988 Morehead State 11/12/1988 Austin Peay 11/19/1988 @Middle Tennessee

L, 17-20 L, 23-27 L, 3-20 L, 6-10 L, 0-51

1989 RECORD: 5-5/3-3 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND 9/2/1989 9/9/1989 9/16/1989 9/30/1989 10/14/1989 10/21/1989

Lock Haven @Chattanooga @Samford Murray State Eastern Kentucky @Western Kentucky

W, 38-17 W, 28-10 L, 23-27 W, 21-20 L, 20-21 L, 14-61

10/28/1989 Tennessee State 11/4/1989 @Morehead State 11/11/1989 @Austin Peay 11/18/1989 Middle Tennessee *later forfeited`

L, 19-21 L, 8-14* W, 17-15 L, 3-24

1990 RECORD: 6-5/3-3 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND 9/1/1990 9/8/1990 9/15/1990 9/22/1990 9/29/1990 10/6/1990

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W, 45-14 L, 17-40 W, 21-7 L, 32-42 W, 16-3 W, 24-7

10/13/1990 Western Kentucky 10/27/1990 @Eastern Kentucky 11/3/1990 @Tennessee State 11/10/1990 Austin Peay (OT) 11/17/1990 @Middle Tennessee

W, 33-22 L, 20-29 L, 14-26 W, 20-14 L, 0-42

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1991 RECORD: 2-9/2-4 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND 9/7/1991 9/14/1991 9/21/1991 9/28/1991 10/5/1991 10/12/1991

@Chattanooga @Ohio (FBS) @Samford Eastern Kentucky @ UT Martin @Southeast Missouri

L, 14-35 L, 14-35 L, 16-20 L, 13-19 L, 16-24 L, 31-34

1019/1991 Austin Peay 10/26/1991 @Morehead State 11/2/1991 Murray State 11/9/1991 @Tennessee State 11/23/1991 Middle Tennessee

W, 32-7 L, 20-21 W, 45-7 L, 10-14 L, 10-28

1992 RECORD: 7-4/6-2 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND 9/12/1992 9/17/1992 9/26/1992 10/3/1992 10/10/1992 10/17/1992

Lock Haven Samford @Eastern Kentucky UT Martin Southeast Missouri @Austin Peay

W, 31-21 L, 13-37 L, 0-35 W, 17-13 W, 49-14 W, 10-0

10/24/1992 Morehead State 10/31/1992 @Murray State 11/7/1992 Tennessee State 11/14/1992 @Marshall 10/21/1992 @Middle Tennessee

W, 31-12 W, 35-10 W, 26-15 L, 14-52 L, 0-21

1993 RECORD: 8-3/7-1 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND 9/4/1993 9/11/1993 9/18/1993 9/25/1993 10/2/1993 10/9/1993

Illinois State Lock Haven @Samford Morehead State @Austin Peay @Southeast Missouri

L, 18-23 W, 45-14 L, 3-30 W, 21-3 W, 35-17 W, 24-3

10/16/1993 UT Martin 10/23/1993 @Eastern Kentucky 10/30/1993 Murray State 11/6/1993 @Tennessee State 11/20/1993 Middle Tennessee

W, 20-3 L, 7-10 W, 31-16 W, 24-21 W, 35-14

1994 RECORD: 5-6/3-5 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND 9/1/1994 9/9/1994 9/17/1994 9/24/1994 10/1/1994 10/8/1994

Lock Haven @Marshall Samford @Morehead State Austin Peay Southeast Missouri

W, 27-0 L, 0-24 W, 20-7 W, 56-14 L, 27-34 L, 14-19

10/15/1994 @UT Martin 10/22/1994 Eastern Kentucky 10/29/1994 @Murray State 11/5/1994 Tennessee State 11/19/1994 @Middle Tennessee

L, 10-20 L, 3-23 W, 38-21 W, 28-20 L, 3-31

1995 RECORD: 3-8/2-6 OVC | COACH: JIM RAGLAND 8/31/1995 9/9/1995 9/16/1995 9/23/1995 9/30/1995 10/7/1995

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Campbellsville @Marshall @Samford Eastern Kentucky @UT Martin @Southeast Missouri

W, 49-0 L, 14-45 L, 24-27 L, 3-21 L, 31-36 L, 12-33

10/14/1995 Austin Peay 10/21/1995 @Morehead State 10/28/1995 Murray State 11/4/1995 @Tennessee State 11/11/1995 Middle Tennessee

L, 17-20 W, 36-29 L, 14-45 W, 28-24 L, 6-31

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1996 RECORD: 5-6/4-4 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN 9/7/1996 9/21/1996 9/28/1996 10/5/1996 10/12/1996 10/19/1996

@Appalachian State Samford @Eastern Kentucky UT Martin (2OT) Southeast Missouri @Austin Peay

L, 3-16 W, 20-10 L, 7-18 W, 21-14 W, 30-20 W, 23-17

10/26/1996 11/2/1996 11/9/1996 11/16/1996 11/23/1996

Eastern Illinois @Murray State Tennessee State @Illinois State @Middle Tennessee

L, 27-35 L, 3-41 W, 21-19 L, 15-26 L, 10-16

1997 RECORD: 6-5/3-3 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN 9/6/1997 9/20/1997 9/27/1997 10/4/1997 10/11/1997 10/18/1997

@Chattanooga @Samford Eastern Illinois @Austin Peay @Southern Missouri UT Martin

L, 10-13 W, 14-7 L, 7-10 W, 36-3 W, 17-14 W, 33-2

10/25/1997 @Eastern Kentucky 11/1/1997 Murray State (OT) 11/8/1997 @Tennessee State 11/15/1997 @ UAB (FBS) 11/22/1997 Middle Tennessee

L, 7-26 W, 16-13 L, 21-28 L, 14-38 W, 30-20

1998 RECORD: 4-7/2-5 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN 9/3/1998 9/191998 9/26/1998 10/3/1998 10/10/1998 10/17/1998

Kentucky Wesleyan @ UAB (FBS) @Eastern Illinois Middle Tenessee Southeast Missouri @UT Martin (OT)

W, 52-0 L, 6-38 L, 6-13 L, 16-19 L,24-29 W, 31-24

10/24/1998 Eastern Kentucky (3OT) 10/31/1998 @Murray State 11/7/1998 Tennessee State 11/14/1998 Western Carolina 11/21/1998 Samford

W,31-29 L, 3-23 L, 21-42 W, 17-6 L, 12-22

1999 RECORD: 5-5/4-3 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN 9/11/1999 9/18/1999 10/2/1999 10/9/1999 10/16/1999

@Bowling Green (FBS) Liberty @ UT Martin @Southest Missouri Western Kentucky

L, 15-40 W, 18-15 W, 45-9 W, 21-7 W, 23-10

10/23/1999 10/30/1999 11/6/1999 11/13/1999 11/20/1999

@Eastern Illinois Murray State @Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky (2OT) @Samford

W, 14-7 L, 11-22 L, 19-25 L, 20-23 L, 15-19

2000 RECORD: 8-3/5-2 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN 9/9/2000 9/16/2000 9/23/2000 9/30/2000 10/7/2000 10/14/2000

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Harding University @Ohio (FBS) @Eastern Kentucky UT Martin Southeast Missouri @Western Kentucky

W, 29-27 L, 14-52 W, 9-3 W, 46-6 W, 31-6 L, 14-17

10/21/2000 Eastern Illinois 10/28/2000 @Murray State 11/4/2000 Tennessee State 11/9/2000 Samford 11/18/2000 @Western Carolina

L, 16-27 W, 36-21 W, 56-23 W, 29-0 W, 37-35

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2001

RECORD: 7-3/4-2 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN

8/30/2001 Fayetteville State W, 31-10 9/8/2001 @Air Force Academy (FBS) L, 0-42 9/15/2001 @Samford Canceled 9/22/2001 West Virginia Tech W, 44-3 9/29/2001 @Eastern Illinois L, 33-44 10/6/2001 Murray State W, 15-12

10/20/2001 10/27/2001 11/3/2001 11/10/2001 11/15/2001

@Eastern Kentucky Southeast Missouri @Jacksonville State Tennessee State @ UT Martin

L, 10-34 W, 41-21 W, 35-27 W, 63-13 W, 41-7

2002 RECORD: 5-7/2-4 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN 8/29/2002 9/7//2002 9/14/2002 9/21/2002 9/28/2002 10/5/2002

@Bowling Green (FBS) @Iowa State (FBS) Chattanooga Valparaiso Jacksonville State Eastern Illinois

L, 7-41 L, 6-57 W, 13-3 W, 62-10 L, 29-35 L, 28-35

10/12/2002 10/26/2002 11/2/2002 11/9/2002 11/16/2002 11/21/2002

@Murray State Eastern Kentucky @Southeast Missouri @Samford @Tennessee State UT Martin

L, 14-31 L, 0-19 L, 30-36 W, 51-44 W, 20-14 W, 68-7

2003 RECORD: 2-9/1-7 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN 8/30/2003 9/6/2003 9/13/2003 9/27/2003 10/4/2003 10/11/2003

@Memphis (FBS) @Northern Illinois (FBS) @Chattanooga Murray State @ UT Martin (OT) Tennessee State

L, 10-40 L, 17-42 W, 35-10 W, 49-24 L, 23-30 L, 23-27

10/25/2003 11/1/2003 11/8/2003 11/15/2003 11/22/2003

@Jacksonville State Samford @Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri @Eastern Kentucky

L, 20-37 L, 24-42 L, 10-37 L, 20-24 L, 14-27

2004 RECORD: 6-5/3-4 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN 9/4/2004 9/11/2004 9/18/2004 925/2004 10/2/2004 10/9/2004

Gardner-Webb @ South Florida (FBS) @ VMI @ Murray State UT Martin Chattanooga

W, 32-26 L, 7-21 W, 16-10 L, 15-34 W, 49-20 W, 52-34

10/23/2004 Jacksonville State W, 16-13 10/30/2004 @ Samford L, 17-20 11/6/2004 Eastern Illinois W, 40-37 (OT) 11/13/2004 @ Southeast Missouri L, 28-31 (OT) 11/20/2004 Eastern Kentucky L, 18-19

2005 RECORD: 4-7/3-5 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN 9/3/2005 9/8/2005 9/17/2005 9/24/2005 10/1/2005 10/8/2005

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@ Chattanooga L, 23-30 (OT) Lambuth W, 52-10 @ Northern Illinois (FBS) L, 3-42 @ Eastern Kentucky L, 3-52 Murray State W, 42-21 @ UT Martin L, 16-46

10/13/2005 10/29/2005 11/5/2005 11/12/2005 11/19/2005

Tennessee State @ Jacksonville State Samford @ Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri

L, 20-31 L, 17-43 W, 42-21 L, 20-31 W, 31-24

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2006 8/31/22006 9/9/2006 9/14/2006 9/21/2006 9/30/2006 10/5/2006

RECORD: 4-7/4-4 OVC | COACH: MIKE HENNIGAN (Medical leave) INTERIM HEAD COACH: DOUG MALONE

Chattanooga @ Gardner-Webb @ Middle Tennessee (FBS) Eastern Kentucky @ Murray State (OT) UT Martin

L, 7-31 L, 26-30 L, 0-44 W, 27-14 W, 20-14 L, 16-35

10/14/2006 10/28/2006 11/4/2006 11/11/2006 11/18/2006

@ Tennessee State Jacksonville State (OT) @ Samford Eastern Illinois @ Southeast Missouri

L, 20-30 L, 10-17 W, 20-14 L, 14-38 W, 32-29

2007 RECORD: 4-7/3-5 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN 8/30/2007 9/6/2007 9/13/2007 9/20/2007 9/27/2007 10/6/2007

@ Eastern Illinois Cumberland Concordia Murray State @ UT Martin Austin Peay

L, 24-45 W, 45-21 W, 55-7 W, 48-24 W, 13-10 L, 27-30

10/11/2007 Tennessee State 10/20/2007 @ Jacksonville State 10/27/2007 Samford 11/3/2007 @ Auburn (FBS) 11/17/2007 @ Eastern Kentucky

L, 28-45 L, 10-38 L, 52-59 L, 3-35 L, 34-38

2008 RECORD: 3-9/1-7 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN 8/28/2008 9/6/2008 9/11/2008 9/20/2008 9/25/2008 10/4/2008

Gardner-Webb @ Louisville (FBS) @ Southeast Missouri @ Western Michigan Central Methodist Eastern Kentucky

W, 28-12 L, 10-51 W, 27-29 L, 7-41 W, 19-47 L, 12-33

10/11/2008 10/16/2008 10/25/2008 11/1/2008 11/8/2008 11/22/2088

@ Murray State UT Martin @ Austin Peay @Tennessee State Jacksonville State Eastern Illinois

L, 21-51 L, 7-35 L, 28-31 L, 14-41 L, 17-41 L, 20-38

2009 RECORD: 6-5/5-3 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN 9/10/2009 9/19/2009 9/26/2009 10/3/2009 10/10/2009 10/17/2009

2010 9/4/2010 9/11/2010 9/16/2010 9/25/2010 9/30/2010 10/9/2010

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Pikeville College @ Eastern Kentucky @ Kansas State (FBS) Austin Peay @ UT Martin @ Eastern Illinois

W, 51-10 L, 7-17 L, 7-49 W, 31-23 W, 35-28 L, 15-23

10/24/2009 Southeast Missouri 10/31/2009 Tennessee State 11/7/2009 @ Georgia (FBS) 11/14/2009 @ Jacksonville State 11/21/2009 Murray State

W, 28-16 W, 20-13 L, 0-38 L, 28-55 W, 45-14

RECORD: 5-6/4-4 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN @ Arkansas (FBS) @ TCU (FBS) Lane College @ Southeast Missouri UT Martin @ Austin Peay

L, 3-44 L, 7-62 W, 43-0 L, 21-23 L, 24-27 W, 34-21

10/16/2010 Eastern Illinois 10/23/2010 @ Tennessee State 11/6/2010 @ Murray State 11/13/2010 Eastern Kentucky 11/20/2010 Jacksonville State

W, 34-20 W, 21-10 L, 13-44 L, 29-44 L, 24-35

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2011 OVC Champions: Front row, from left: Darian Stone, Alden Olverson, Tim Benford, Will Johnson, Jamere Hogue, Adam Urbano, Demetrous Garrett, Ty Fields, Ryan Tilghman, Tre Lamb, Ron Durbin, Taylor Hennigan, Marty Jones, Corey Watson, Marcus Edwards, Austin Tallant, Matthew Hamby. Second row: Caleb Mitchell, Zack Ziegler, Carter Crutchfield, Connor Maitland, Steve Wilson, Cory McDonald, Doug Page, Richmond Tooley, Josh Pleasant, Cody Forbes, James Huguely, Dontey Gay, Dominick Baker, Stephen Bush, Jamel Cook, Ronquez Beech, Tra’Darius Goff. Third row: Jake McIntosh, Chris Dickerson, Howard Griffin, Justin Vann, Cy Ables, Patrick Prewitt, Zach Salada, Heath Dyer, Seth McDonald, Cory Webber, Kedrick Towles, Charlie Stevens, Blake Adams, Matt Brown, Brannon McCoin. Fourth row: Luke Woodason, Tommie McBride, Dwight Evans, Ryan Weeks, Jerry King, Avery Rollins, Matt Moran, Malcolm Jones, Nick White, Sam Miller, James Normand, Jordan Adams, Randall Reeves, Matt Mercy. Fifth row: Justin Ivory, Ryan St. John, Michael Baker, Ben Davis, Ross Heatherly, Tommy Campbell, Hunter Beedle, Slade Adams, Wesley Sherrill, Matthew Smith, Jacob Hoot, Nathan Bush, Scott Schweitzer, Wade Plemons, Neil Gannaway, William Stevens. Back row: Travis Adkins, Adam Hunter, Cody Matthews, Kevin Casler, DaJuan Brown, Josh Wilson, Anthony Williams, Matthew Barker, J.R. Richmond, Nick Campbell, Midoho Okpokowuruk, Lamar Moore, Zach Sharp, Stepfon Davis-Boyd, LaDarrius Verge, Jordan Johnson.

2011 9/3/2011 9/8/2011 9/17/2011 9/24/2011 10/1/2011 10/15/2011

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RECORD: 7-4/6-2 OVC (OVC Co-Champions) | COACH: WATSON BROWN

@ Iowa (FBS) Maryville College @ Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri @ UT Martin Tennessee State

L, 7-34 W, 56-7 W, 31-20 W, 38-31 W, 34-31 L, 40-42

10/29/2011 @ Jacksonville State W, 21-14 11/5/2011 Murray State L, 37-38 11/12/2011 @ Eastern Kentucky W, 28-21 11/19/2011 Austin Peay W, 49-7 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDIVISION PLAYOFFS 11/26/2011 Central Arkansas L, 14-34

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2012 RECORD: 3-8/1-7 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN 8/30/2012 9/6/2012 9/15/2012 9/22/2012 9/29/2012 10/6/2012

Hampton North Greenville @ Oregon (FBS) @ Southeast Missouri @ Murray State Jacksonville State

W, 41-31 W, 42-14 L, 14-63 L, 38-41 (OT) L, 35-70 L, 28-37

10/20/2012 Eastern Kentucky 10/27/2012 @ Tennessee State 11/3/2012 Eastern Illinois 11/10/2012 UT Martin 11/17/2012 @ Austin Peay

L, 28-42 L, 21-22 L, 24-31 W, 45-44 (OT) L, 31-38

2013 RECORD: 5-7/2-6 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN 8/29/2013 9/7/2013 9/14/2013 9/21/2013 9/28/2013 10/5/2013

Cumberland @ Wisconsin (FBS) @ Hampton Tennessee State Indiana State @ Murray State

W, 63-7 L, 0-48 W, 30-27 L, 21-41 W, 38-37 L, 24-35

10/10/2013 10/19/2013 10/26/2013 11/2/2013 11/9/2013 11/23/2013

UT Martin @ Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State @ Eastern Illinois @ Southeast Missouri Austin Peay

L, 17-28 L, 10-24 L, 14-34 L, 21-56 W, 41-16 W, 34-0

2014 RECORD: 5-7/4-4 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN 8/28/2014 9/6/2014 9/20/2014 9/27/2014 10/4/2014 10/9/2014

Kentucky Christian @ Indiana State @ Tennessee State @ Northern Iowa Murray State @ UT Martin

W, 33-7 L, 14-49 L, 7-10 L, 7-50 W, 30-27 (OT) L, 10-17

10/18/2014 10/25/2014 11/1/2014 11/8/2014 11/15/2014 11/22/2014

Eastern Kentucky @ Jacksonville State Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri Chattanooga @ Austin Peay

W, 39-31 L, 3-49 L, 10-49 W, 27-26 L, 17-38 W, 41-15

2015 RECORD: 4-7/3-5 OVC | COACH: WATSON BROWN 9/5/2015 9/12/2015 9/19/2015 9/26/2015 10/3/2015 10/8/2015

@ Houston (FBS) @ Wofford Mercer @ Murray State UT Martin Eastern Kentucky

L, 24-52 L, 14-34 W, 29-22 W, 31-29 L, 17-31 L, 17-48

10/17/2015 10/24/2015 10/31/2015 11/14/2015 11/21/2015

Jacksonville State @ Eastern Illinois @ Southeast Missouri Austin Peay Tennessee State

L, 13-42 L, 20-51 L, 17-38 W, 42-24 W, 30-24

2016 RECORD: 5-6/5-3 OVC | COACH: MARCUS SATTERFIELD 9/1/2016 9/10/2016 9/17/2016 9/24/2016 10/1/2016 10/8/2016

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Wofford @ Austin Peay @ Mercer @ UT Martin Eastern Kentucky @ Jacksonville State

L, 7-21 W, 41-7 L, 27-34 L, 23-44 W, 33-30 L, 21-40

10/15/2016 10/22/2016 11/5/2016 11/12/2016 11/19/2016

Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri @ Tennessee (FBS) @ Tennessee State Murray State

L, 24-30 W, 21-20 L, 0-55 W, 44-16 W, 55-19

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2017 RECORD: 1-10/1-7 OVC | COACH: MARCUS SATTERFIELD 8/31/2017 9/9/2017 9/16/2017 9/23/2017 9/30/2017 10/7/2017

Western Illinois @ Kennesaw State @ Ball State (FBS) @ Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State @ Eastern Illinois

L, 41-14 L, 27-14 L, 28-13 L, 24-21 L, 34-7 L, 24-23

10/14/2017 10/28/2017 11/4/2017 11/11/2017 11/18/2017

@ Southeast Missouri Tennessee State Austin Peay @ Murray State UT Martin

L, 31-3 W, 30-26 L, 35-28 L, 31-21 L, 24-0

2018 RECORD: N/A | COACH: DEWAYNE ALEXANDER 8/30/2018 9/6/2018 9/13/2018 9/22/2018 9/29/2018 10/6/2018

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@ Chattanooga Kennesaw State @ Utah State (FBS) @ Jacksonville State Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri

10/20/2018 10/27/2018 11/3/2018 11/10/2018 11/17/2018

@ Tennessee State @ Austin Peay Murray State @ UT Martin Eastern Kentucky

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Overall 2-1-4 2-3-1 5-3-1 3-2-1 1-4-1 2-5-1 6-0-1 3-3-1 6-2-1 6-3 4-0-3 4-4 3-5-1 1-5-1 2-5-1 3-5-1 6-3 6-3-1 2-6 5-4 3-4-2 1-5 1-2 1-8 5-5 4-7 5-6 3-6 4-7 5-5-1 9-2 7-4 4-4-2 7-3 5-4-1 6-4 7-3 6-2-2 8-3 7-3 2-8 6-4 1-9 3-7 5-5 3-7 2-8 5-5 4-6 8-2

Total 2-1-4 4-4-5 9-7-6 12-9-7 13-13-8 15-18-9 21-18-10 24-21-11 30-23-12 36-26-11 40-26-15 44-30-15 47-35-16 48-40-17 50-45-18 53-50-19 59-53-19 65-56-20 67-62-20 72-66-20 75-70-22 76-75-22 77-77-22 78-85-22 83-90-22 87-97-22 92-103-22 95-109-22 99-116-22 104-121-23 113-123-23 120-127-23 124-131-25 131-134-25 136-138-26 142-142-26 149-145-26 155-147-28 163-150-28 170-153-28 172-161-28 178-165-28 179-174-28 182-181-28 187-186-28 190-193-28 192-201-28 197-206-28 201-212-28 209-214-28

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

OVC Total -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 0-3 1-8 4-11 8-12 13-12 14-15-1 19-15-1 21-18-1 25-19-1 30-20-1 35-20-2 41-20-2 47-20-2 48-25-2 51-29-2 52-35-2 55-39-2 59-42-2 61-47-2 63-52-2 67-55-2 69-60-2 74-62-2

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Year Overall Total OVC OVC Total Coach 1972 10-2 219-216-28 7-0 81-62-2 Don Wade 1973 2-8-1 221-224-29 1-6 82-68-2 Don Wade 1974 6-5 227-229-29 4-3 86-71-2 Don Wade 1975 8-3 235-232-29 6-1 92-72-2 Don Wade 1976 8-3 243-235-29 5-2 97-74-2 Don Wade 1977 9-2 252-237-29 5-2 102-76-2 Don Wade 1978 5-6 257-243-29 4-2 106-78-2 Don Wade 1979 1-8-2 258-251-31 0-5-1 106-83-3 Don Wade 1980 4-7 262-258-31 1-6 107-89-3 Don Wade 1981 6-5 268-263-31 4-4 111-93-3 Don Wade 1982 3-8 271-271-31 1-6 112-99-3 Don Wade 1983 2-8 273-279-31 2-5 113-104-3 Gary Darnell 1984 0-11 273-290-31 0-7 113-111-3 Gary Darnell 1985 1-10 274-300-31 1-6 114-117-3 Gary Darnell 1986 0-10 274-310-31 0-7 114-124-3 Jim Ragland 1987 5-6 279-316-31 2-4 116-128-3 Jim Ragland 1988 1-10 280-326-31 1-5 117-133-3 Jim Ragland 1989 5-5 285-331-31 3-3 120-136-3 Jim Ragland 1990 6-5 291-336-31 3-3 123-139-3 Jim Ragland 1991 2-9 293-345-31 2-4 125-143-3 Jim Ragland 1992 7-4 300-349-31 6-2 131-145-3 Jim Ragland 1993 8-3 308-352-31 7-1 138-146-3 Jim Ragland 1994 5-6 313-358-31 3-5 141-151-3 Jim Ragland 1995 3-8 316-366-31 2-6 143-157-3 Jim Ragland 1996 5-6 321-372-31 4-4 147-161-3 Mike Hennigan 1997 6-5 327-377-31 4-3 151-164-3 Mike Hennigan 1998 4-7 331-384-31 2-5 153-169-3 Mike Hennigan 1999 5-5 336-389-31 4-3 157-172-3 Mike Hennigan 2000 8-3 344-392-31 5-2 162-174-3 Mike Hennigan 2001 7-3 351-395-31 4-2 166-176-3 Mike Hennigan 2002 5-7 356-402-31 2-4 168-180-3 Mike Hennigan 2003 2-9 358-411-31 1-7 169-187-3 Mike Hennigan 2004 6-5 364-416-31 3-4 172-191-3 Mike Hennigan 2005 4-7 368-423-31 3-5 175-196-3 Mike Hennigan 2006 4-7 372-430-31 4-4 179-200-3 Doug Malone* 2007 4-7 376-437-31 3-5 182-205-3 Watson Brown 2008 3-9 379-446-31 1-7 183-212-3 Watson Brown 2009 6-5 385-451-31 5-3 188-215-3 Watson Brown 2010 5-6 390-457-31 4-4 192-219-3 Watson Brown 2011 7-4 397-461-31 6-2 198-221-3 Watson Brown 2012 3-8 400-469-31 1-7 199-228-3 Watson Brown 2013 5-7 405-476-31 2-6 201-234-3 Watson Brown 2014 5-7 410-483-31 4-4 205-238-3 Watson Brown 2015 4-7 414-490-31 3-5 208-243-3 Watson Brown 2016 5-6 419-496-31 5-3 213-246-3 Marcus Satterfield 2017 1-10 420-506-31 1-7 214-253-3 Marcus Satterfield 2018 Dewayne Alexander * - interim coach after Mike Hennigan took a medical leave

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OPENING DAY Year Opponent 1922 Cumberland College 1923 Livingston Academy 1924 Livingston Academy 1925 Castle Heights 1926 Sewanee College 1927 Hiwassee 1928 Hiwassee 1929 Sewanee College 1930 Sewanee College 1931 Murray State 1932 Lambuth College 1933 Western Kentucky 1934 Arkansas State 1935 Milligan College 1936 Alabama Teachers 1937 Eastern Kentucky 1938 Chattanooga 1939 Vanderbilt 1940 Chattanooga 1941 Chattanooga 1942 Eastern Kentucky 1943 Georgia 1944 Oak Ridge 1945 Eastern Kentucky 1946 Eastern Kentucky 1947 @ Carson-Newman 1948 @ Morehead State 1949 Murray State 1950 @ Carson-Newman 1951 @ Kentucky 1952 Fort Campbell 1953 Florence State 1954 Florence State 1955 Florence State 1956 @ Florence State 1957 Florence State 1958 @ Florida State 1959 Florence State 1960 Louisville 1961 @ Louisville 1962 @ Memphis State 1963 @ Arkansas State 1964 @ Arkansas State 1965 Arkansas State 1966 @ Arkansas State 1967 Youngstown State 1968 @ NW Louisiana 1969 NW Louisiana 1970 @ Youngstown State 1971 Western Carolina 1972 Morningside 1973 @ Western Carolina 1974 @ South Dakota

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Score T, 6-6 W, 24-0 W, 32-0 W, 54-0 W, 9-7 W, 12-0 T, 0-0 L, 46-0 L, 14-0 W, 19-7 W, 13-9 L, 7-6 W, 6-0 W, 26-7 W, 33-0 L, 6-0 L, 27-6 T, 13-13 L, 28-0 L, 26-19 L, 13-0 L, 62-0 W, 52-6 L, 14-12 L, 13-0 L, 18-7 L, 19-7 L, 26-7 W, 21-6 L, 72-13 W, 27-0 W, 14-7 L, 20-7 W, 26-7 W, 20-6 L, 20-0 L, 22-7 T, 14-14 W, 21-7 L, 29-13 L, 12-6 W, 42-0 L, 27-0 L, 12-7 L, 49-13 L, 31-28 L, 33-15 L, 35-24 W, 32-19 W, 27-17 W, 37-7 T, 10-10 W, 17-13

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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

@ Furman Furman @ Western Carolina @ Nicholls State @Western Carolina Western Carolina @ East Tennessee East Tennessee @ East Tennessee East Tennessee @ Nevada-Las Vegas @ Tulsa Liberty @East Carolina L ock Haven Lock Haven UT-Chattanooga Lock Haven Illinois State Lock Haven Campbellsville Appalachian State Chattanooga Kentucky Wesleyan @Bowling Green Harding University Fayetteville State UT- Chattanooga @ Memphis Gardner-Webb Lambuth University Chattanooga @ Eastern Illinois Gardner-Webb Pikeville College @ Arkansas @ Iowa Hampton Cumberland Kentucky Christian @ Houston Wofford Western Illinois

W, 17-5 L, 17-7 W, 41-21 L, 20-10 L, 24-7 W, 26-10 L, 31-22 W, 14-0 L, 14-7 L, 10-3 L, 35-7 L, 51-0 W, 43-23 L, 52-13 W, 38-17 W, 45-14 L, 35-14 W, 31-21 L, 23-18 W, 27-0 W, 49-0 L , 16-3 L, 13-10 W, 52-0 L, 40-15 W, 29-27 W, 31-10 W, 13-3 L, 40-10 W, 32-26 W, 52-10 L, 31-7 L, 42-24 W, 28-12 W, 51-10 L, 44-3 L, 34-7 W, 41-31 W, 63-7 W, 33-7 L, 52-24 L, 21-7 L, 41-14

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Opponent Lincoln Memorial Middle Tennessee Memphis State Lambuth College Howard College Middle Tennessee Murray State Middle Tennessee Austin Peay Middle Tennessee Maryville College Middle Tennessee Union College Sewanee College Eastern Kentucky Middle Tennessee Georgetown (KY) Middle Tennessee Union College Middle Tennessee Eastern Kentucky Middle Tennessee Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky Murray State Western Kentucky Murray State Western Kentucky Murray State Western Kentucky Murray State Western Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky Morehead State Western Kentucky Morehead State

Score W, 57-0 W, 13-7 W, 24-7 W, 39-0 L, 27-0 L, 7-6 L, 47-0 L, 29-0 W, 28-0 W, 20-3 W, 35-0 W, 6-0 L, 14-12 W, 12-0 L, 32-0 W, 21-7 W, 33-6 W, 32-7 W, 34-0 L, 27-7 L, 47-7 L, 19-7 W, 7-0 L, 32-12 W, 13-7 W, 39-26 W, 26-14 W, 7-3 W, 29-16 W, 10-7 W, 27-8 L, 24-7 L, 28-27 L, 19-14 L, 24-18 W, 21-14 L, 21-16 L, 13-0 W, 21-6 L, 28-0 W, 26-8 W, 30-10 L, 23-10 W, 10-6 W, 28-13 W, 22-12 W, 24-22 L, 26-20 T, 3-3 L, 28-17 W, 35-17 L, 28-14 W, 14-3

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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Eastern Kentucky Morehead State Akron Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Western Kentucky Murray State Morehead State Murray State Austin Peay Murray State UT- Martin Murray State Middle Tennesee Murray State Southeast Missouri Murray State Eastern Illinois Samford Eastern Illinois Samford Eastern Illinois Austin Peay Jacksonville State Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky Murray State Eastern Illinois Jacksonville State Southeast Missouri Austin Peay Southeast Missouri Austin Peay

L, 21-14 W, 59-6 L, 42-14 L, 44-8 L, 20-17 L, 21-20 W, 33-22 W, 45-7 W, 31-12 W, 31-16 L, 34-27 L, 45-14 W, 21-14 W, 16-13 (ot) L, 19-16 L, 22-11 W, 31-6 W, 15-12 L, 35-28 L, 42-24 W, 40-37, OT W, 42-21 L, 38-14 L, 30-27 L, 41-17 W, 20-13 L, 42-29 L, 38-37 L, 31-24 L, 34-14 W, 27-26 W, 42-24 W, 21-20 L, 35-28

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FOOTBALL BOWL SUBDIVISION CONTESTS Tech is 2-33 in Football Bowl Subdivision games since the Division I (1-A/1-AA) split before the 1978 season. Date Opponent Score Conference Ranking 9/9/1978 Western Carolina W, 22-20 Southern Conference* 9/8/1979 at Western Carolina L, 24-7 Southern Conference* 9/13/1980 Western Carolina W, 26-10 Southern Conference* 9/15/1984 at Kansas State L, 28-12 Big Eight Conference 9/7/1985 at UNLV L, 35-7 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 9/6/1986 at Tulsa L, 51-0 I-A Independent 10/30/1987 at Cincinnati L, 38-17 I-A Independent 9/3/1988 at East Carolina L, 53-13 I-A Independent 9/22/1990 at Ohio L, 42-32 Mid-American Conference 9/14/1991 at Ohio L, 35-14 Mid-American Conference 11/15/1997 at UAB L, 38-14 I-A Independent 9/19/1998 at UAB L, 38-6 I-A Independent 9/11/1999 at Bowling Green L, 40-15 Mid-American Conference 9/16/2000 at Ohio L, 52-14 Mid-American Conference 9/8/2001 at Air Force L, 42-0 Mountain West Conference 8/29/2002 at Bowling Green L, 41-7 Mid-American Conference 9/7/2002 at Iowa State L, 57-6 Big 12 Conference 8/30/2003 at Memphis L, 40-10 Conference USA 9/6/2003 at Northern Illinois L, 42-17 Mid-American Conference 9/11/2004 at South Florida L, 21-7 Conference USA 9/17/2005 at Northern Illinois L, 42-3 Mid-American Conference 9/14/2006 at Middle Tennessee L, 44-0 Sun Belt Conference 11/3/2007 at Auburn L, 35-3 Southeastern Conference 16 AP 9/6/2008 at Louisville L, 51-10 Big East Conference 9/20/2008 at Western Michigan L, 41-7 Mid-American Conference 9/26/2009 at Kansas State L, 49-7 Big 12 Conference 11/7/2009 at Georgia L, 38-0 Southeastern Conference 9/4/2010 at Arkansas L, 44-3 Southeastern Conference 17 AP 9/11/2010 at TCU L, 62-7 Mountain West Conference 4 AP 9/3/2011 at Iowa L, 34-7 Big Ten Conference 9/15/2012 at Oregon L, 63-14 Pacific-12 Conference 4 AP 9/7/2013 at Wisconsin L, 48-0 Big Ten Conference 21 AP 9/5/2015 at Houston L, 52-24 American Athletic Conference 11/5/2016 at Tennessee L, 55-0 Southeastern Conference 18 AP 9/16/2017 at Ball State L, 28-13 Mid-American Conference 9/13/2018 at Utah State Mountain West Conference X/X/2019 TBA X/X/2020 at Minnesota Big Ten Conference

Attendance 12,746 32,000 22,123 29,702

18,500 21,326 28,525 40,155 26,101 18,123 25,546 26,123 20,806 85,754 38,694 48,094 92,746 69,596 37,117 70,585 57,091 77,785 30,479 98,343 14,265

* - The Southern Conference was a I-A (Football Bowl Subdivision) conference from 1978 to 1980, before reclassifying to the I-AA (Football Championship Subdivision) level in 1982.

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SERIES VS. ALL OPPONENTS ABILENE CHRISTIAN 0-1 ABILENE, TEXAS DATE SITE 9/19/1987 ABILENE

SCORE L, 40-31

AIR FORCE 0-1

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. DATE SITE 9/8/2001 COLORADO SPRINGS

SCORE L, 42-0

AKRON 0-6

AKRON, OHIO DATE SITE 10/10/1981 COOKEVILLE 10/30/1982 AKRON 10/29/1983 COOKEVILLE 10/27/1984 AKRON 11/2/1985 COOKEVILLE 11/1/1986 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 10-7 L, 28-14 L, 43-12 L, 17-9 L, 27-9 L, 38-13

ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM 0-2 BIRMINGHAM, ALA. DATE SITE X/X/1997 BIRMINGHAM 9/19/1998 BIRMINGHAM

SCORE L, 38-14 L, 38-6

ALABAMA STATE 1-0 WAS ALABAMA TEACHERS COLLEGE MONTGOMERY, ALA. DATE SITE X/X/1936 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 33-0

APPALACHIAN STATE 1-2 BOONE, N.C. DATE SITE 10/5/1974 COOKEVILLE 10/4/1975 BOONE 9/7/1996 BOONE

SCORE W, 24-14 L, 17-10 L, 16-3

ARKANSAS 0-1

FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. DATE SITE 9/4/2010 FAYETTEVILLE

SCORE L, 44-3

ARKANSAS-MONTICELLO 1-0 WAS ARKANSAS A&M UNTIL 1971 MONTICELLO, ARK. DATE SITE X/X/1933 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 12-0

ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 1-0 PINE BLUFF, ARK. DATE SITE 10/3/1987 COOKEVILLE

ARKANSAS STATE 9-8 JONESBORO, ARK.

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SCORE W, 49-6

DATE SITE 11/29/1934 COOKEVILLE 10/18/1952 UNKNOWN 11/14/1953 UNKNOWN 11/13/1954 UNKNOWN 11/12/1955 COOKEVILLE 11/10/1956 JONESBORO 11/16/1957 COOKEVILLE 11/14/1959 COOKEVILLE 11/12/1960 JONESBORO 11/10/1962 COOKEVILLE 9/21/1963 JONESBORO 9/19/1964 JONESBORO 9/18/1965 COOKEVILLE 9/17/1966 JONESBORO 9/30/1967 COOKEVILLE 10/5/1968 JONESBORO 10/4/1969 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 6-0 W, 21-13 L, 14-7 W, 47-0 L, 27-20 W, 26-6 W, 7-6 W, 16-6 W, 17-6 W, 20-12 W, 42-0 L, 27-0 L, 12-7 L, 49-13 L, 15-7 L, 15-12 L, 29-22

AUBURN 0-1

AUBURN, ALA. DATE SITE 11/3/2007 AUBURN

SCORE L, 35-3

AUSTIN PEAY 32-19 CLARKSVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1938 UNKNOWN X/X/1939 UNKNOWN 11/6/1954 CLARKSVILLE 11/5/1955 COOKEVILLE 10/16/1956 CLARKSVILLE 11/16/1963 COOKEVILLE 10/14/1964 CLARKSVILLE 11/13/1965 COOKEVILLE 11/12/1966 CLARKSVILLE 11/11/1967 COOKEVILLE 11/16/1968 CLARKSVILLE 11/15/1969 COOKEVILLE 11/14/1970 CLARKSVILLE 11/13/1971 COOKEVILLE 11/11/1972 CLARKSVILLE 11/10/1973 COOKEVILLE 11/16/1974 CLARKSVILLE 11/15/1975 COOKEVILLE 11/13/1976 CLARKSVILLE 11/12/1977 COOKEVILLE 11/15/1978 CLARKSVILLE 11/10/1979 COOKEVILLE 11/15/1980 CLARKSVILLE 11/14/1981 COOKEVILLE 11/13/1982 CLARKSVILLE 11/12/1983 COOKEVILLE 11/10/1984 CLARKSVILLE 11/16/1985 COOKEVILLE 11/15/1986 COOKEVILLE 9/26/1987 CLARKSVILLE 11/12/1988 COOKEVILLE 11/11/1989 CLARKSVILLE

SCORE W, 28-0 W, 25-0 W, 27-13 W, 37-7 W, 17-7 W, 28-13 L, 29-0 L, 23-12 L, 20-15 W, 38-13 W, 10-0 W, 56-20 L, 10-6 W, 37-12 W, 19-7 W, 31-12 W, 28-7 W, 20-0 W, 31-13 L, 24-21 W, 28-14 L, 21-14 L, 13-10 W, 29-24 L, 31-27 L, 21-7 L, 27-7 L, 24-20 L, 23-13 W, 14-9 L, 10-6 W, 17-15

11/10/1990 10/19/1991 10/17/1992 10/2/1993 10/1/1994 10/14/1995 10/19/1996 10/4/1997 10/6/2007 10/25/2008 10/3/2009 10/9/2010 11/19/2011 11/17/2012 11/23/2013 11/22/2014 11/14/2015 9/10/2016 11/4/2017

COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE CLARKSVILLE CLARKSVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE CLARKSVILLE CLARKSVILLE COOKEVILLE CLARKSVILLE COOKEVILLE CLARKSVILLE COOKEVILLE CLARKSVILLE COOKEVILLE CLARKSVILLE COOKEVILLE CLARKSVILLE COOKEVILLE

W, 20-14 (OT) W, 32-7 W, 10-0 W, 35-17 L, 34-27 L, 20-17 W, 23-17 W, 36-3 L, 30-27 L, 31-28 W, 31-23 W, 34-21 W, 49-7 L, 38-31 W, 34-0 W, 41-15 W, 42-24 W, 41-7 L, 35-28

BALL STATE 0-1 MUNCIE, IND. DATE SITE 9/16/2017 MUNCIE

SCORE L, 28-13

BETHEL 4-3-1

McKENZIE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1922 UNKNOWN X/X/1922 UNKNOWN X/X/1923 UNKNOWN X/X/1924 UNKNOWN X/X/1928 UNKNOWN X/X/1929 UNKNOWN X/X/1930 UNKNOWN X/X/1931 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 25-13 T, 6-6 L, 12-7 W, 22-7 W, 25-7 L, 13-0 L, 6-0 W, 39-0

BOWLING GREEN 0-2 BOWLING GREEN, OHIO DATE SITE 9/11/1999 BOWLING GREEN 8/29/2002 BOWLING GREEN

SCORE L, 40-15 L, 41-7

BRADLEY 0-1

DISCONTINUED FOOTBALL IN 1970 PEORIA, ILL. DATE SITE X/X/1946 AWAY

SCORE L, 34-13

BRYSON COLLEGE 0-1-1 SCHOOL CLOSED IN 1929 FAYETTEVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1922 UNKNOWN X/X/1923 UNKNOWN

SCORE T, 7-7 L, 14-0

CAMERON 1-1

DISCONTINUED FOOTBALL IN 1992

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SERIES VS. ALL OPPONENTS LAWTON, OKLA. DATE SITE X/X/1978 LAWTON 9/15/1979 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 21-10 W, 21-6

CAMPBELLSVILLE 1-0 CAMPBELLSVILLE, KY. DATE SITE 8/31/1995 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 49-0

CAMP FORREST 2-0

U.S. MILITARY INSTALLATION, CLOSED IN 1946 TULLAHOMA, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1942 UNKNOWN X/X/1945 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 54-0 W, 62-0

CARSON-NEWMAN 4-2 JEFFERSON CITY, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1930 UNKNOWN X/X/1931 UNKNOWN X/X/1947 JEFFERSON CITY 9/25/1948 COOKEVILLE 9/16/1950 JEFFERSON CITY 9/22/1951 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 20-0 L, 20-7 L, 18-7 W, 26-7 W, 21-6 W, 42-6

CASTLE HEIGHTS MILITARY ACADEMY 1-3 SCHOOL CLOSED IN 1986 LEBANON, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1924 UNKNOWN X/X/1925 UNKNOWN X/X/1926 UNKNOWN X/X/1927 UNKNOWN

SCORE L, 20-0 W, 54-0 L, 12-6 L, 9-0

CENTRAL ARKANSAS 0-1 CONWAY, ARK. DATE SITE 11/26/2011 COOKEVILLE FCS PLAYOFFS FIRST ROUND

SCORE L, 34-14

CENTRAL METHODIST 1-0 FAYETTE, MO. DATE SITE 9/25/2008 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 47-19

CHARLESTON 1-0-1

WAS MORRIS HARVEY COLLEGE UNTIL 1975 CHARLESTON, W.V. DATE SITE X/X/1941 UNKNOWN X/X/1942 UNKNOWN

CHATTANOOGA 10-29 CHATTANOOGA, TENN.

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DATE SITE 9/23/1938 CHATTANOOGA 9/29/1939 CHATTANOOGA 9/27/1940 CHATTANOOGA 9/26/1941 CHATTANOOGA 10/16/1942 CHATTANOOGA 10/6/1945 UNKNOWN 10/4/1946 CHATTANOOGA 10/3/1947 CHATTANOOGA 10/1/1948 CHATTANOOGA 11/1/1957 CHATTANOOGA 11/1/1958 COOKEVILLE 10/30/1959 CHATTANOOGA 10/29/1960 COOKEVILLE 9/23/1961 CHATTANOOGA 9/22/1962 COOKEVILLE 9/28/1963 CHATTANOOGA 9/26/1964 COOKEVILLE 9/25/1965 CHATTANOOGA 9/24/1966 COOKEVILLE 10/28/1967 CHATTANOOGA 11/2/1968 COOKEVILLE 11/1/1969 CHATTANOOGA 10/31/1970 COOKEVILLE 10/30/1971 CHATTANOOGA 10/28/1972 COOKEVILLE 10/27/1973 CHATTANOOGA 9/20/1986 CHATTANOOGA 11/14/1987 CHATTANOOGA 11/24/1988 COOKEVILLE 9/9/1989 CHATTANOOGA 9/8/1990 COOKEVILLE 9/7/1991 CHATTANOOGA 9/6/1997 CHATTANOOGA 9/14/2002 COOKEVILLE 9/13/2003 CHATTANOOGA 10/9/2004 COOKEVILLE 9/3/2005 CHATTANOOGA 8/31/2006 COOKEVILLE 11/15/2014 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 27-6 L, 20-0 L, 28-0 L, 26-19 L, 20-0 L, 20-7 L, 37-6 L, 12-0 L, 18-7 L, 26-0 W, 13-12 L, 6-3 L, 20-6 L, 19-7 L, 20-7 W, 7-5 L, 18-0 L, 21-0 L, 17-7 L, 28-13 L, 20-6 W, 23-11 L, 21-7 W, 14-7 W, 24-8 L, 7-3 L, 33-3 W, 20-13 L, 41-0 W, 28-10 L, 40-17 L, 35-14 L, 13-10 W, 13-3 W, 35-10 W, 52-34 L, 30-23 (OT) L, 31-7 L, 38-17

CHATTANOOGA FRESHMEN 0-1 CHATTANOOGA, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1924 UNKNOWN

SCORE L, 14-0

CINCINNATI 0-1 CINCINNATI, OHIO DATE SITE 10/31/1987 CINCINNATI

SCORE L, 38-17

THE CITADEL 0-1 SCORE W, 25-6 T, 0-0

CHARLESTON, S.C. DATE SITE 1/1/1961 ORLANDO, FLA. TANGERINE BOWL

CONCORDIA COLLEGE

SCORE L, 27-0

ALABAMA 1-0

SELMA, ALA. DATE SITE 9/13/2007 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 55-7

CUMBERLAND 7-6-1 LEBANON, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1922 UNKNOWN X/X/1924 UNKNOWN X/X/1925 UNKNOWN X/X/1926 UNKNOWN X/X/1927 UNKNOWN X/X/1927 UNKNOWN X/X/1928 UNKNOWN X/X/1929 UNKNOWN X/X/1937 UNKNOWN X/X/1938 UNKNOWN X/X/1946 COOKEVILLE X/X/1947 COOKEVILLE 9/6/2007 COOKEVILLE 8/29/2013 COOKEVILLE

SCORE T, 6-6 L, 14-0 L, 51-0 L, 19-0 L, 24-0 L, 13-0 W, 24-7 W, 26-6 W, 15-0 L, 6-0 W, 7-0 W, 42-0 W, 45-21 W, 63-7

EAST CAROLINA 0-1 GREENVILLE, N.C. DATE SITE 9/3/1988 GREENVILLE

SCORE L, 52-13

EASTERN ILLINOIS 6-18 CHARLESTON, ILL. DATE SITE 10/11/1975 COOKEVILLE 10/9/1976 CHARLESTON 10/26/1996 COOKEVILLE 9/27/1997 COOKEVILLE 9/26/1998 CHARLESTON 10/23/1999 CHARLESTON 10/21/2000 COOKEVILLE 9/29/2001 CHARLESTON 10/5/2002 COOKEVILLE 11/8/2003 CHARLESTON 11/6/2004 COOKEVILLE 11/12/2005 CHARLESTON 11/11/2006 COOKEVILLE 8/30/2007 CHARLESTON 11/22/2008 COOKEVILLE 10/17/2009 CHARLESTON 10/16/2010 COOKEVILLE 9/17/2011 CHARLESTON 11/3/2012 COOKEVILLE 11/2/2013 CHARLESTON 11/1/2014 COOKEVILLE 10/24/2015 CHARLESTON 10/15/2016 COOKEVILLE 10/7/2017 CHARLESTON

SCORE W, 37-0 W, 41-14 L, 35-27 L, 10-7 L, 13-6 W, 14-7 L, 27-16 L, 44-33 L, 35-28 L, 37-10 W, 40-37 (OT) L, 31-20 L, 38-14 L, 45-24 L, 38-20 L, 23-15 W, 34-20 W, 31-20 L, 31-24 L, 56-21 L, 41-10 L, 51-20 L, 30-24 L, 24-23

EASTERN KENTUCKY 20-54 RICHMOND, KY.

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SERIES VS. ALL OPPONENTS DATE SITE X/X/1937 UNKNOWN X/X/1942 UNKNOWN X/X/1945 UNKNOWN X/X/1945 UNKNOWN X/X/1946 COOKEVILLE X/X/1946 RICHMOND 10/13/1950 RICHMOND 10/13/1951 COOKEVILLE 10/11/1952 UNKNOWN 10/10/1953 UNKNOWN 10/8/1954 UNKNOWN 10/8/1955 COOKEVILLE 11/3/1956 RICHMOND 11/9/1957 COOKEVILLE 11/7/1958 RICHMOND 11/7/1959 COOKEVILLE 11/5/1960 RICHMOND 11/4/1961 COOKEVILLE 11/3/1962 RICHMOND 11/9/1963 COOKEVILLE 11/7/1964 RICHMOND 11/6/1965 COOKEVILLE 11/5/1966 RICHMOND 11/4/1967 RICHMOND 11/9/1968 COOKEVILLE 11/8/1969 RICHMOND 11/7/1970 COOKEVILLE 11/6/1971 RICHMOND 11/4/1972 COOKEVILLE 11/3/1973 RICHMOND 11/9/1974 COOKEVILLE 11/8/1975 RICHMOND 11/6/1976 COOKEVILLE 11/5/1977 RICHMOND 11/8/1978 COOKEVILLE 11/3/1979 RICHMOND 11/8/1980 COOKEVILLE 11/7/1981 RICHMOND 11/6/1982 COOKEVILLE 11/5/1983 RICHMOND 11/3/1984 COOKEVILLE 11/9/1985 RICHMOND 11/8/1986 RICHMOND 11/8/1987 COOKEVILLE 10/15/1988 RICHMOND 10/14/1989 COOKEVILLE 10/27/1990 RICHMOND 9/28/1991 COOKEVILLE 9/26/1992 RICHMOND 10/23/1993 RICHMOND 10/22/1994 COOKEVILLE 9/23/1995 COOKEVILLE 9/28/1996 RICHMOND 10/25/1997 RICHMOND 10/24/1998 COOKEVILLE 11/13/1999 COOKEVILLE 9/23/2000 RICHMOND 10/20/2001 RICHMOND 10/26/2002 COOKEVILLE

164

SCORE L, 6-0 L, 13-0 L, 14-12 L, 32-0 L, 13-0 W, 20-7 L, 47-7 L, 15-14 W, 28-14 W, 7-0 L, 14-7 W, 13-7 L, 25-13 W, 34-14 W, 20-19 W, 14-10 W, 20-0 W, 14-8 L, 21-0 W, 21-19 W, 27-7 L, 28-14 W, 7-3 L, 24-0 L, 28-14 L, 17-7 L, 20-13 L, 14-7 W, 14-0 L, 30-14 L, 29-14 W, 14-3 L, 28-14 L, 28-21 L, 20-16 L, 35-0 L, 48-7 L, 63-10 L, 34-17 L, 24-7 L, 21-14 L, 35-17 L, 42-14 L, 44-8 L, 14-7 L, 21-20 L, 29-20 L, 19-13 L, 35-0 L, 10-7 L, 23-3 L, 21-3 L, 28-7 L, 26-7 W, 31-29 (3OT) L, 23-20 (2OT) W, 9-3 L, 34-10 L, 19-0

11/22/2003 11/20/2004 9/24/2005 9/21/2006 11/17/2007 10/4/2008 9/19/2009 11/13/2010 11/12/2011 10/20/2012 10/19/2013 10/18/2014 10/8/2015 10/1/2016 9/23/2017

RICHMOND L, 27-14 COOKEVILLE L, 19-18 RICHMOND L, 52-3 COOKEVILLE W, 27-14 RICHMOND L, 38-34 COOKEVILLE L, 33-12 RICHMOND L, 17-7 COOKEVILLE L, 42-29 RICHMOND W, 28-21 COOKEVILLE L, 42-28 RICHMOND L, 24-10 COOKEVILLE W, 39-31 GEORGETOWN, KY. (BOMB THR.) L, 48-17 COOKEVILLE W, 33-30 (OT) RICHMOND L, 24-21

EAST TENNESSEE STATE 15-17 JOHNSON CITY, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1930 UNKNOWN 11/10/1951 JOHNSON CITY 10/30/1952 UNKNOWN 10/31/1953 UNKNOWN 10/30/1954 UNKNOWN 10/29/1955 JOHNSON CITY 10/27/1956 COOKEVILLE 10/11/1958 COOKEVILLE 10/10/1959 JOHNSON CITY 10/8/1960 COOKEVILLE 10/7/1961 JOHNSON CITY 10/6/1962 COOKEVILLE 10/12/1963 JOHNSON CITY 10/10/1964 COOKEVILLE 10/9/1965 JOHNSON CITY 10/8/1966 COOKEVILLE 10/7/1967 COOKEVILLE 10/12/1968 JOHNSON CITY 10/11/1969 COOKEVILLE 10/10/1970 JOHNSON CITY 10/9/1971 COOKEVILLE 10/7/1972 JOHNSON CITY 10/6/1973 COOKEVILLE 11/2/1974 JOHNSON CITY 11/1/1975 COOKEVILLE 10/30/1976 JOHNSON CITY 10/29/1977 COOKEVILLE 10/7/1978 JOIHNSON CITY 9/5/1981 JOHNSON CITY 9/4/1982 COOKEVILLE 9/10/1983 JOHNSON CITY 9/8/1984 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 19-0 W, 33-0 W, 21-13 L, 21-13 W, 21-7 L, 14-6 L, 20-13 L, 25-14 W, 19-7 W, 21-7 W, 12-7 L, 26-6 L, 16-0 L, 7-6 W, 34-14 W, 14-3 W, 43-22 L, 14-6 L, 30-0 L, 30-7 W, 20-3 W, 24-23 L, 27-14 L, 13-0 W, 48-6 L, 18-7 W, 63-20 L, 38-17 L, 31-22 W, 14-0 L, 14-7 L, 10-3

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. DATE SITE 8/30/2001 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 31-10

FLORIDA STATE 1-1 TALLAHASSEE, FLA. DATE SITE 11/22/1947 COOKEVILLE 9/13/1958 TALLAHASSEE

SCORE W, 27-6 L, 22-7

FORT CAMPBELL 2-0 ? FORT CAMPBELL, KY. DATE SITE 9/20/1952 UNKNOWN 11/11/1961 FORT CAMPBELL

SCORE W, 27-0 W, 33-0

FURMAN 1-1

GREENVILLE, S.C. DATE SITE 9/13/1975 GREENVILLE 11/9/1976 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 17-5 L, 17-7

GALLATIN 0-1

GALLATIN, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1925 UNKNOWN

SCORE L, 14-0

GARDNER-WEBB 2-1 BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. DATE SITE 9/4/2004 COOKEVILLE 9/9/2006 BOILING SPRINGS 8/28/2008 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 32-26 L, 30-26 W, 28-12

GEORGETOWN COLLEGE 3-1 GEORGETOWN, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1946 GEORGETOWN 11/14/1947 COOKEVILLE 10/8/1948 GEORGETOWN 10/8/1949 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 32-6 W, 33-6 L, 27-19 W, 39-6

GEORGIA 0-2

ATHENS, GA. DATE SITE 10/1/1943 UNKNOWN 11/7/2009 ATHENS

SCORE L, 63-0 L, 38-0

GEORGIA NORMAL SCHOOL 1-0

EVANSVILLE 2-0

DISBANDED FOOTBALL PROGRAM IN 1997 EVANSVILLE, IND. DATE SITE 11/18/1950 EVANSVILLE 11/17/1951 COOKEVILLE

FAYETTEVILLE STATE 1-0

SCORE W, 13-0 W, 38-13

BECAME COORDINATE COLLEGE IN 1932 INCORPORATED INTO THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA IN 2012 ATHENS, GA. DATE SITE SCORE X/X/1927 UNKNOWN W, 43-0

GEORGIA SOUTHERN 0-2

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SCORE L, 34-0 L, 59-13

HALL-MOODY JUNIOR COLLEGE 0-1

MERGED INTO UNION UNIVERSITY IN 1927 MARTIN, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1926 UNKNOWN

SCORE L, 12-0

HAMPTON 2-0

HAMPTON, VA. DATE SITE 8/30/2012 COOKEVILLE 9/14/2013 HAMPTON

SCORE W, 41-31 W, 30-27

HARDING 1-0

SEARCY, ARK. DATE SITE 9/9/2000 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 29-27

HIWASSEE COLLEGE 6-0-1 MADISONVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1924 UNKNOWN X/X/1925 UNKNOWN X/X/1927 UNKNOWN X/X/1928 UNKNOWN X/X/1929 UNKNOWN X/X/1930 UNKNOWN X/X/1934 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 26-0 W, 39-2 W, 12-0 T, 0-0 W, 20-0 W, 65-0 W, 21-6

SCORE L, 52-24

SCORE W, 23-18 L, 26-15

INDIANA STATE 1-1 TERRE HAUTE, IND. DATE SITE 9/28/2013 COOKEVILLE 9/6/2014 TERRE HAUTE

SCORE W, 38-37 L, 49-14

IOWA 0-1

IOWA CITY, IOWA DATE SITE 9/3/2011 IOWA CITY

IOWA STATE 0-1 AMES, IOWA

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JACKSONVILLE STATE 6-15 JACKSONVILLE, ALA. DATE SITE X/X/1938 UNKNOWN 10/8/1977 COOKEVILLE 10/6/1979 JACKSONVILLE 10/11/1980 COOKEVILLE 10/3/2001 JACKSONVILLE 10/28/2002 COOKEVILLE 10/25/2003 JACKSONVILLE 10/23/2004 COOKEVILLE 10/27/2005 JACKSONVILLE 10/28/2006 COOKEVILLE 10/20/2007 JACKSONVILLE 11/8/2008 COOKEVILLE 11/14/2009 JACKSONVILLE 11/20/2010 COOKEVILLE 10/29/2011 JACKSONVILLE 10/6/2012 COOKEVILLE 10/26/2013 COOKEVILLE 10/25/2014 JACKSONVILLE 10/17/2015 COOKEVILLE 10/8/2016 JACKSONVILLE 9/20/2017 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 21-0 W, 27-20 L, 23-7 L, 7-3 W, 35-27 L, 35-29 L, 37-20 W, 16-13 L, 43-17 L, 17-10 (OT) L, 38-10 L, 41-17 L, 55-28 W, 35-24 W, 21-14 L, 37-28 L, 34-14 L, 49-3 L, 42-13 L, 40-21 L, 34-7

MANHATTAN, KAN. DATE SITE 9/15/1984 MANHATTAN 9/26/2009 MANHATTAN

KENNESAW, GA. DATE SITE 9/9/2017 KENNESAW

SCORE L, 34-7

LEXINGTON, KY. DATE SITE 9/15/1951 LEXINGTON

SCORE L, 28-12 L, 49-7

SCORE L, 72-13

SCORE W, 33-7

JACKSON, TENN. DATE SITE 9/16/2010 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 43-0

LIBERTY 2-1

LYNCHBURG, VA. DATE SITE 9/12/1987 COOKEVILLE 9/10/1988 LYNCHBURG 9/18/1999 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 43-23 L, 24-20 W, 18-15

LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2-0 HARROGATE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1930 UNKNOWN X/X/1931 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 57-0 W, 27-0

LIVINGSTON, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1923 UNKNOWN X/X/1924 UNKNOWN X/X/1924 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 24-0 W, 32-0 W, 35-0

LOCK HAVEN, PA. DATE SITE 9/2/1989 COOKEVILLE 9/1/1990 COOKEVILLE 9/12/1992 COOKEVILLE 9/11/1993 COOKEVILLE 9/1/1994 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 38-17 W, 45-14 W, 31-21 W, 45-14 W, 27-0

WAS NORTHEAST LOUISIANA UNTIL 1999 MONROE, LA. DATE SITE 11/21/1953 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 42-20

LOUISIANA TECH 2-6 SCORE W, 52-0

KING COLLEGE 0-1 BRISTOL, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1923 UNKNOWN

LANE COLLEGE 1-0

LOUISIANA-MONROE 1-0

KENTUCKY WESLEYAN 1-0 OWENSBORO, KY. DATE SITE 9/3/1998 COOKEVILLE

BECAME A UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS SATELLITE IN 2011 JACKSON, TENN. DATE SITE SCORE X/X/1932 UNKNOWN W, 13-9 X/X/1933 UNKNOWN W, 39-0 9/8/2005 COOKEVILLE W, 52-10

LOCK HAVEN 5-0 SCORE L, 27-14

KENTUCKY CHRISTIAN 1-0 GRAYSON, KY. DATE SITE 8/28/2014 COOKEVILLE

LAMBUTH 3-0

LIVINGSTON ACADEMY 3-0

KANSAS STATE 0-2

KENTUCKY 0-1

ILLINOIS STATE 1-1 NORMAL, ILL. DATE SITE 9/4/1993 COOKEVILLE 11/16/1996 NORMAL

SCORE L, 57-6

KENNESAW STATE 0-1

HOUSTON 0-1

HOUSTON, TEXAS DATE SITE 9/5/2015 HOUSTON

DATE SITE 9/7/2002 AMES

SCORE L, 75-0

RUSTON, LA. DATE SITE 10/5/1935 RUSTON 10/28/1961 COOKEVILLE 10/27/1962 RUSTON 11/2/1963 COOKEVILLE 10/31/1964 RUSTON 10/30/1965 RUSTON

SCORE L, 44-0 L, 12-10 L, 33-20 W, 21-19 L, 25-6 L, 20-6

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SERIES VS. ALL OPPONENTS 10/29/1966 COOKEVILLE 1/1/1973 BATON ROUGE, LA GRANTLAND RICE BOWL

W, 21-9 L, 35-0

LOUISVILLE 1-2 LOUISVILLE, KY. DATE SITE 9/17/1960 COOKEVILLE 9/16/1961 LOUISVILLE 9/6/2008 LOUISVILLE

SCORE W, 21-7 L, 29-13 L, 51-10

SCORE L, 20-7 L, 13-0 L, 20-13 W, 28-7 L, 52-14 L, 24-10 L, 45-14

MARYVILLE COLLEGE 4-0 MARYVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1940 UNKNOWN X/X/1947 COOKEVILLE 11/5/1948 MARYVILLE 9/8/2011 COOKEVILLE

MEMPHIS 7-10-4

SCORE W, 35-0 W, 13-7 W, 21-0 W, 56-7

WAS WEST TENNESSEE STATE TEACHERS COLLEGE UNTIL 1941, MEMPHIS STATE UNTIL 1994 MEMPHIS, TENN. DATE SITE SCORE 10/24/1931 MEMPHIS W, 13-0 10/15/1932 COOKEVILLE W, 24-7 11/18/1933 MEMPHIS L, 13-0 11/16/1934 COOKEVILLE T, 0-0 11/16/1935 MEMPHIS T, 0-0 10/9/1936 COOKEVILLE W, 25-0 11/12/1937 MEMPHIS W, 14-13 10/21/1938 COOKEVILLE L, 26-13 10/28/1939 MEMPHIS W, 15-0 10/4/1940 COOKEVILLE W, 16-13 11/15/1952 UNKNOWN W, 35-0 10/17/1953 UNKNOWN L, 14-7 10/16/1954 COOKEVILLE T, 25-25 10/15/1955 MEMPHIS L, 20-12 9/22/1956 COOKEVILLE T, 14-14 10/12/1957 MEMPHIS L, 40-7 9/27/1958 COOKEVILLE L, 13-0 9/27/1959 MEMPHIS L, 14-3 9/24/1960 COOKEVILLE L, 37-6 9/10/1962 MEMPHIS L, 12-6 9/30/2003 MEMPHIS L, 40-10

MERCER 1-1

166

SCORE W, 29-22 L, 34-27

MIAMI (OHIO) 0-1 OXFORD, OHIO DATE SITE 11/7/1953 UNKNOWN

SCORE L, 6-4

MIDDLE TENNESSEE ST 32-357

MARSHALL 1-6

HUNTINGTON, W.V. DATE SITE 11/5/1949 COOKEVILLE 11/4/1950 HUNTINGTON 11/3/1951 COOKEVILLE 11/1/1952 UNKNOWN 11/14/1992 HUNTINGTON 9/10/1994 HUNTINGTON 9/9/1995 HUNTINGTON

MACON, GA. DATE SITE 9/19/2015 COOKEVILLE 9/17/2016 MACON

MURFREESBORO, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1924 MURFREESBORO X/X/1925 COOKEVILLE X/X/1927 MURFREESBORO X/X/1928 COOKEVILLE X/X/1929 COOKEVILLE 11/27/1930 MURFREESBORO 11/26/1931 COOKEVILLE 11/24/1932 MURFREESBORO 11/30/1933 COOKEVILLE 11/29/1934 COOKEVILLE 11/28/1935 COOKEVILLE 11/28/1936 MURFREESBORO 10/22/1937 MURFREESBORO 11/26/1937 COOKEVILLE 10/7/1938 COOKEVILLE 11/24/1938 MURFREESBORO 11/25/1939 COOKEVILLE 11/28/1940 MURFREESBORO 11/27/1941 COOKEVILLE 11/26/1942 COOKEVILLE 11/28/1946 COOKEVILLE 11/27/1947 MURFREESBORO 11/25/1948 COOKEVILLE 11/24/1949 MURFREESBORO 11/30/1950 COOKEVILLE 11/22/1951 MURFREESBORO 11/27/1952 UNKNOWN 11/26/1953 UNKNOWN 11/25/1954 COOKEVILLE 11/24/1955 MURFREESBORO 11/22/1956 COOKEVILLE 11/28/1957 MURFREESBORO 11/27/1958 COOKEVILLE 11/26/1959 MURFREESBORO 11/24/1960 COOKEVILLE 11/23/1961 MURFREESBORO 11/22/1962 COOKEVILLE 11/22/1963 MURFREESBORO 11/26/1964 COOKEVILLE 11/25/1965 MURFREESBORO 11/24/1966 COOKEVILLE 11/23/1967 MURFREESBORO 11/28/1968 COOKEVILLE 11/27/1969 MURFREESBORO 11/26/1970 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 6-0 T, 0-0 L, 13-0 W, 25-12 T, 13-13 T, 0-0 W, 13-7 W, 32-6 W, 6-0 W, 12-0 L, 7-6 L, 7-6 T, 13-13 L, 29-0 W, 7-0 W, 12-0 W, 20-3 L, 6-0 W, 6-0 W, 25-6 W, 21-7 L, 21-0 W, 32-7 L, 14-0 L, 27-7 T, 14-14 L, 19-7 W, 46-13 T, 7-7 W, 55-14 L, 26-6 L, 22-0 W, 14-0 T, 21-21 W, 35-8 W, 7-6 L, 20-0 L, 21-14 L, 24-0 L, 28-21 L, 21-14 L, 33-20 W, 7-3 W, 21-7 W, 17-13

11/20/1971 11/18/1972 11/17/1973 11/23/1974 11/22/1975 11/20/1976 11/19/1977 11/22/1978 11/17/1979 11/22/1980 11/21/1981 11/20/1982 11/19/1983 11/17/1984 11/23/1985 11/22/1986 11/21/1987 11/19/1988 11/18/1989 11/17/1990 11/23/1991 11/21/1992 11/20/1993 11/19/1994 11/11/1995 11/23/1996 11/15/1997 10/3/1998 9/14/2006

COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO

W, 14-3 W, 24-10 L, 17-10 W, 41-2 W, 30-3 W, 33-10 W, 21-9 W, 35-10 L, 17-14 L, 21-7 W, 28-9 L, 10-3 W, 12-8 L, 28-10 L, 45-12 L, 21-6 L, 17-13 L, 51-0 L, 24-3 L, 42-0 L, 28-10 L, 21-0 W, 35-14 L, 31-3 L, 31-6 L, 16-10 W, 30-20 L, 19-16 L, 44-0

MILLIGAN COLLEGE 2-5-1 ELIZABETHTON, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1922 UNKNOWN X/X/1929 UNKNOWN X/X/1930 UNKNOWN X/X/1935 UNKNOWN X/X/1943 UNKNOWN X/X/1943 UNKNOWN X/X/1945 UNKNOWN X/X/1945 UNKNOWN

SCORE T, 0-0 L, 13-0 W, 25-20 W, 26-7 L, 27-0 L, 18-7 L, 12-7 L, 7-6

MOREHEAD STATE 30-20-1 MOREHEAD, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1936 UNKNOWN X/X/1937 UNKNOWN 9/17/1948 MOREHEAD 10/16/1948 COOKEVILLE 10/15/1949 MOREHEAD 10/6/1950 COOKEVILLE 10/6/1951 MOREHEAD 10/4/1952 UNKNOWN 10/3/1953 UNKNOWN 10/2/1954 UNKNOWN 10/1/1955 MOREHEAD 9/29/1956 MOREHEAD 10/5/1957 COOKEVILLE 10/4/1958 MOREHEAD

SCORE L, 14-0 L, 9-6 L, 19-7 W, 19-6 L, 12-7 L, 20-16 W, 17-14 W, 30-6 W, 27-0 W, 32-2 W, 55-0 W, 26-19 W, 14-6 W, 22-7

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COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD MOREHEAD

W, 48-0 W, 27-7 W, 20-16 L, 14-6 W, 21-17 L, 35-0 L, 15-14 L, 14-7 L, 21-16 L, 14-12 W, 21-6 L, 31-10 W, 26-8 W, 28-17 L, 23-10 L, 14-7 W, 28-13 W, 28-23 W, 24-22 W, 21-20 T, 3-3 W, 31-29 W, 35-17 L, 28-14 W, 14-3 L, 43-14 W, 59-6 L, 28-20 W, 52-14 L, 20-3 L, 14-8 (FORFEITED) W, 24-7 L, 21-20 W, 31-12 W, 21-3 W, 56-14 W, 36-29

MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE 1-0 SIOUX CITY, IOWA DATE SITE 9/9/1972 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 37-7

MURRAY STATE 45-37-1 MURRAY, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1930 UNKNOWN X/X/1931 UNKNOWN X/X/1932 UNKNOWN X/X/1933 UNKNOWN X/X/1934 UNKNOWN X/X/1935 UNKNOWN X/X/1936 UNKNOWN X/X/1937 UNKNOWN X/X/1941 UNKNOWN X/X/1942 UNKNOWN X/X/1945 UNKNOWN X/X/1946 MURRAY X/X/1947 COOKEVILLE

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SCORE W, 26-6 W, 19-7 T, 0-0 L, 9-6 L, 40-7 L, 13-0 L, 47-0 L, 23-0 W, 14-6 W, 19-6 L, 13-7 L, 20-13 L, 7-2

10/30/1948 9/24/1949 9/23/1950 9/29/1951 9/27/1952 9/26/1953 9/25/1954 9/24/1955 10/20/1956 10/26/1957 10/23/1958 10/24/1959 10/22/1960 10/21/1961 10/20/1962 10/26/1963 10/24/1964 10/23/1965 10/22/1966 9/23/1967 9/28/1968 9/27/1969 9/26/1970 9/25/1971 9/23/1972 9/22/1973 9/28/1974 9/27/1975 9/25/1976 9/24/1977 9/27/1978 9/22/1979 9/27/1980 9/26/1981 9/25/1982 9/24/1983 9/22/1984 9/28/1985 10/21/1986 10/24/1987 10/1/1988 9/30/1989 9/29/1990 11/2/1991 10/31/1992 10/30/1993 10/29/1994 10/28/1995 11/9/1996 11/1/1997 10/31/1998 10/30/1999 10/28/2000 10/6/2001 10/12/2002 9/27/2003 9/25/2004 10/1/2005 9/30/2006 9/20/2007

MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE UNKNOWN UNKNOWN MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE

L, 34-6 L, 26-7 L, 6-0 L, 20-7 W, 14-13 W, 9-0 L, 19-12 W, 20-7 L, 34-7 W, 26-14 W, 15-14 W, 29-16 W, 14-12 W, 27-8 W, 16-12 L, 28-27 L, 28-21 W, 23-14 W, 51-13 W, 22-21 L, 19-0 W, 28-21 W, 21-7 W, 27-3 W, 10-0 W, 16-9 W, 26-0 W, 14-7 W, 24-7 W, 21-19 W, 24-14 L, 24-3 L, 10-3 L, 15-10 W, 10-3 L, 20-6 L, 38-0 L, 29-21 L, 23-16 L, 24-21 W, 16-13 (OT) W, 21-20 W, 16-3 W, 45-7 W, 35-10 W, 31-16 W, 38-21 L, 45-14 L, 41-3 W, 16-13 (OT) L, 23-3 L, 22-11 W, 36-21 W, 15-12 L, 31-14 W, 49-24 L, 34-15 W, 42-21 W, 20-14 (OT) W, 48-24

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MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY

L, 51-21 W, 45-14 L, 44-13 L, 38-37 L, 70-35 L, 35-24 W, 30-27 (OT) W, 31-29 W, 55-19 L, 31-21

NEBRASKA-OMAHA 2-0 OMAHA, NEB. DATE SITE 10/2/1976 COOKEVILLE 10/1/1977 OMAHA

SCORE W, 56-28 W, 35-28

NEVADA-LAS VEGAS 0-1 LAS VEGAS, NEV. DATE SITE 9/7/1985 LAS VEGAS

SCORE L, 35-7

NICHOLLS STATE 0-2 THIBODAUX, LA. DATE SITE X/X/1978 THIBODAUX 9/29/1979 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 20-10 L, 13-10

NORTH ALABAMA 4-2-1

WAS FLORENCE STATE UNIVERSITY UNTIL 1974 FLORENCE, ALA. DATE SITE 9/19/1953 UNKNOWN 9/18/1954 UNKNOWN 9/17/1955 COOKEVILLE 9/15/1956 FLORENCE 9/21/1957 COOKEVILLE 11/15/1958 FLORENCE 9/20/1959 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 14-7 L, 20-7 W, 26-7 W, 20-6 L, 20-0 W, 20-14 T, 14-14

NORTHERN ILLINOIS 0-2 DEKALB, ILL. DATE SITE 9/6/2003 DEKALB 9/17/2005 DEKALB

SCORE L, 42-17 L, 42-3

NORTHERN IOWA 0-1 CEDAR FALLS. IOWA DATE SITE 9/27/2014 CEDAR FALLS, IOWA

SCORE L, 50-7

NORTH GREENVILLE 1-0 TIGERVILLE, S.C. DATE SITE 9/6/2012 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 42-14

NORTHWESTERN STATE 0-2 NATCHITOCHES, LA.

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SERIES VS. ALL OPPONENTS DATE SITE 9/21/1968 NATCHITOCHES 9/20/1969 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 33-15 L, 35-24

OAK RIDGE 1-1

OAK RIDGE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1944 UNKNOWN X/X/1945 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 52-6 L, 12-6

OGDEN COLLEGE 2-0-3

MERGED WITH WESTERN KENTUCKY IN 1928 BOWLING GREEN, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1922 UNKNOWN X/X/1923 UNKNOWN X/X/1924 UNKNOWN X/X/1925 UNKNOWN X/X/1926 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 26-0 T, 0-0 T, 6-6 W, 12-6 T, 0-0

OHIO 0-3

ATHENS, OHIO DATE SITE 9/22/1990 ATHENS 9/14/1991 ATHENS 9/16/2000 ATHENS

SCORE L, 42-32 L, 35-14 L, 52-14

SCORE L, 63-14

SCORE W, 51-10

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SEWANEE 5-8-2 SEWANEE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1926 UNKNOWN 9/28/1929 SEWANEE 9/27/1930 SEWANEE 9/26/1931 SEWANEE 10/22/1932 SEWANEE 11/4/1933 SEWANEE 11/4/1934 SEWANEE 11/2/1935 SEWANEE 10/27/1936 SEWANEE 10/30/1937 SEWANEE 10/29/1938 SEWANEE 10/21/1939 SEWANEE 10/12/1940 SEWANEE 10/25/1941 SEWANEE X/X/1943 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 9-7 L, 46-0 L, 14-0 L, 24-7 T, 0-0 L, 13-0 L, 7-6 L, 6-0 T, 0-0 W, 9-6 W, 7-6 L, 9-7 L, 25-6 W, 14-0 W, 12-0

SEWANEE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1923 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 14-0

VERMILLLION, S.D. DATE SITE 9/15/1973 COOKEVILLE 9/7/1974 VERMILLION

SCORE L, 30-0 W, 17-13

SOUTH FLORIDA 0-1

SAMFORD 10-12

WAS HOWARD COLLEGE UNTIL 1965 BIRMINGHAM, ALA. DATE SITE X/X/1934 UNKNOWN 10/1/1949 BIRMINGHAM 9/30/1950 COOKEVILLE 9/17/1988 COOKEVILLE 9/16/1989 BIRMINGHAM 9/15/1990 COOKEVILLE 9/21/1991 BIRMINGHAM 9/19/1992 COOKEVILLE 9/18/1993 BIRMINGHAM 9/17/1994 COOKEVILLE 9/16/1995 BIRMINGHAM 9/21/1996 COOKEVILLE 9/20/1997 BIRMINGHAM 11/21/1998 COOKEVILLE 11/20/1999 BIRMINGHAM 11/9/2000 COOKEVILLE

W, 51-44 L, 42-24 L, 20-17 W, 42-21 W, 20-14 L, 59-52

SOUTH DAKOTA 1-1

PIKEVILLE 1-0

WAS PIKEVILLE COLLEGE UNTIL 2011 PIKEVILLE, KY. DATE SITE 9/10/2009 COOKEVILLE

CANCELLED (9/11 ATTACKS) BIRMINGHAM COOKEVILLE BIRMINGHAM COOKEVILLE BIRMINGHAM COOKEVILLE

SEWANEE RESERVES 1-0

OREGON 0-1

EUGENE, ORE. DATE SITE 9/15/2012 EUGENE

9/15/2001 11/9/2002 11/1/2003 10/30/2004 11/5/2005 11/4/2006 10/27/2007

SCORE L, 27-0 W, 33-18 W, 61-6 L, 19-9 L, 27-23 W, 21-7 L, 20-16 L, 37-13 L, 30-3 W, 20-7 L, 27-24 W, 20-10 W, 14-7 L, 22-12 L, 19-15 W, 29-0

TAMPA, FLA. DATE SITE 9/11/2004 TAMPA

CAPE GIRARDEAU COOKEVILLE CAPE GIRARDEAU CAPE GIRARDEAU COOKEVILLE CAPE GIRARDEAU COOKEVILLE CAPE GIRARDEAU CAPE GIRADEAU COOKEVILLE CAPE GIRARDEAU COOKEVILLE CAPE GIRARDEAU

L, 31-28 (OT) W, 31-24 W, 32-29 W, 29-27 W, 28-16 L, 23-21 W, 38-31 L, 41-38 (OT) W, 41-16 W, 27-26 L, 38-17 W, 21-20 L, 31-3

SUE BENNETT COLLEGE 2-0 SCHOOL CLOSED IN 1997 LONDON, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1928 UNKNOWN X/X/1929 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 68-0 W, 66-0

TENNESSEE 0-6 KNOXVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE 10/25/1947 KNOXVILLE 10/23/1948 KNOXVILLE 10/22/1949 KNOXVILLE 11/11/1950 KNOXVILLE 10/27/1951 KNOXVILLE 11/5/2016 KNOXVILLE

SCORE L, 49-0 L, 41-0 L, 36-6 L, 48-14 L, 68-0 L, 55-0

TENNESSEE JUNIORS 2-0-1 KNOXVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1927 UNKNOWN X/X/1928 UNKNOWN X/X/1931 UNKNOWN

SCORE T, 0-0 W, 14-13 W, 26-7

TENNESSEE STATE 13-18 SCORE L, 21-7

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 15-11 CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. DATE SITE 10/12/1991 CAPE GIRARDEAU 10/10/1992 COOKEVILLE 10/9/1993 CAPE GIRARDEAU 10/8/1994 COOKEVILLE 10/7/1995 CAPE GIRARDEAU 10/12/1996 COOKEVILLE 10/11/1997 CAPE GIRARDEAU 10/10/1998 COOKEVILLE 10/9/1999 CAPE GIRARDEAU 10/7/2000 COOKEVILLE 10/27/2001 COOKEVILLE 11/2/2002 CAPE GIRARDEAU 11/15/2003 COOKEVILLE

11/13/2004 11/19/2005 11/18/2006 9/11/2008 10/24/2009 9/25/2010 9/24/2011 9/22/2012 11/9/2013 11/8/2014 10/31/2015 10/22/2016 10/14/2017

SCORE L, 34-31 W, 49-14 W, 24-3 L, 19-14 L, 33-12 W, 30-20 W, 17-14 L, 29-24 W, 21-7 W, 31-6 W, 41-21 L, 36-30 L, 24-20

NASHVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE 10/13/1984 COOKEVILLE 10/19/1985 NASHVILLE 10/29/1988 NASHVILLE 10/28/1989 COOKEVILLE 11/3/1990 NASHVILLE 11/9/1991 NASHVILLE 11/7/1992 COOKEVILLE 11/6/1993 NASHVILLE 11/5/1994 COOKEVILLE 11/4/1995 NASHVILLE 11/9/1996 COOKEVILLE 11/8/1997 NASHVILLE 11/7/1998 COOKEVILLE 11/6/1999 NASHVILLE 11/4/2000 COOKEVILLE 11/10/2001 COOKEVILLE 11/16/2002 NASHVILLE 10/11/2003 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 33-3 L, 26-13 L, 27-23 L, 21-19 L, 36-14 L, 14-10 W, 26-15 W, 24-21 W, 28-20 W, 28-24 W, 21-19 L, 28-21 L, 42-21 L, 25-19 W, 56-23 W, 63-13 W, 20-14 L, 27-23

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COOKEVILLE NASHVILLE COOKEVILLE NASHVILLE COOKEVILLE NASHVILLE COOKEVILLE NASHVILLE COOKEVILLE NASHVILLE COOKEVILLE NASHVILLE COOKEVILLE

L, 31-20 L, 30-20 L, 45-28 L, 41-14 W, 20-13 W, 21-10 L, 42-40 L, 22-21 L, 41-21 L, 10-7 W, 30-24 W, 44-16 W, 30-26

TENNESSEE WESLEYAN 0-2 ATHENS, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1926 UNKNOWN X/X/1927 UNKNOWN

SCORE L, 35-0 L, 19-0

TEXAS A&M -- COMMERCE 0-1 PREVIOUSLY EAST TEXAS STATE COMMERCE, TEXAS DATE SITE 1/1/1953 ORLANDO, FLA. TANGERINE BOWL

SCORE L, 33-0

TEXAS CHRISTIAN 0-1 FORT WORTH, TEXAS DATE SITE 9/11/2010 FORT WORTH

SCORE L, 62-7

TROY 1-2-1

WAS TROY STATE UNTIL 2005 TROY, ALA. DATE SITE 11/1/1978 TROY 10/27/1979 COOKEVILLE 11/1/1980 TROY 10/31/1981 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 45-0 T, 17-17 L, 52-3 W, 37-28

TRUMAN STATE 2-0

WAS NORTHEAST MISSOURI UNTIL 1996 KIRKSVILLE, MO. DATE SITE 9/20/1980 KIRKSVILLE 9/12/1981 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 28-20 W, 16-7

SCORE L, 51-0

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L, 19-0 L, 25-0 W, 33-12 L, 14-7 L, 14-12 W, 35-0 W, 34-0 W, 41-12

UT MARTIN 19-15-1 MARTIN, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1932 UNKNOWN 10/3/1970 MARTIN 10/2/1971 COOKEVILLE 9/30/1972 MARTIN 9/29/1973 COOKEVILLE 10/4/1980 MARTIN 10/3/1981 COOKEVILLE 10/2/1982 MARTIN 10/5/1991 MARTIN 10/3/1992 COOKEVILLE 10/16/1993 COOKEVILLE 10/15/1994 MARTIN 9/30/1995 MARTIN 10/5/1996 COOKEVILLE 10/18/1997 COOKEVILLE 10/17/1998 MARTIN 10/2/1999 MARTIN 9/30/2000 COOKEVILLE 11/15/2001 MARTIN 11/21/2002 COOKEVILLE 10/4/2003 MARTIN 10/2/2004 COOKEVILLE 10/8/2005 MARTIN 10/5/2006 COOKEVILLE 9/27/2007 MARTIN 10/16/2008 COOKEVILLE 10/10/2009 MARTIN 9/30/2010 COOKEVILLE 10/1/2011 MARTIN 11/10/2012 COOKEVILLE 10/10/2013 COOKEVILLE 10/9/2014 MARTIN 10/3/2015 COOKEVILLE 9/24/2016 MARTIN 11/18/2017 COOKEVILLE

SCORE T, 0-0 W, 17-6 W, 10-7 W, 13-10 W, 16-9 W, 30-28 L, 24-21 L, 35-21 L, 24-16 W, 17-13 W, 20-3 L, 20-10 L, 36-31 W, 21-14 (2OT) W, 33-2 W, 31-24 (OT) W, 45-9 W, 46-6 W, 41-7 W, 68-7 L, 30-23 (OT) W, 49-20 L, 46-16 L, 35-16 W, 13-10 L, 35-7 W, 35-28 L, 27-24 W, 34-31 W, 45-44 (OT) L, 28-17 L, 17-10 L, 31-17 L, 44-23 L, 24-0

VALPARAISO, IND. DATE SITE 9/21/2002 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 62-10

VANDERBILT 0-11-1

UNION 6-4

JACKSON, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1932 UNKNOWN X/X/1933 UNKNOWN

UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN JACKSON COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE

VALPARAISO 1-0

TULSA 0-1

TULSA, OKLA. DATE SITE 9/6/1986 TULSA

X/X/1934 X/X/1936 X/X/1939 X/X/1941 X/X/1942 11/19/1948 10/29/1949 10/21/1950

SCORE W, 27-0 W, 14-7

NASHVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1931 UNKNOWN 9/23/1939 NASHVILLE 11/16/1940 NASHVILLE

SCORE L, 6-0 T, 13-13 L, 21-0

10/4/1941 9/26/1942 10/18/1943 11/25/1943 10/28/1944 11/4/1944 9/29/1945 9/28/1946 11/8/1947

NASHVILLE NASHVILLE COOKEVILLE NASHVILLE NASHVILLE COOKEVILLE UNKNOWN NASHVILLE NASHVILLE

L, 42-0 L, 52-0 L, 30-0 L, 47-7 L, 19-7 L, 20-9 L, 12-0 L, 35-3 L, 68-0

VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE 1-0 LEXINGTON, VA. DATE SITE 9/18/2004 LEXINGTON

SCORE W, 16-10

WEST ALABAMA 1-0

PREVIOUSLY ALABAMA NORMAL COLLEGE LIVINGSTON, ALA. DATE SITE X/X/1928 UNKNOWN

SCORE W, 77-0

WESTERN CAROLINA 7-6-1 CULLOWHEE, N.C. DATE SITE 9/18/1971 COOKEVILLE 9/16/1972 CULLOWHEE 9/8/1973 CULLOWHEE 9/21/1974 COOKEVILLE 9/10/1977 CULLOWHEE 9/18/1978 COOKEVILLE 9/8/1979 CULLOWHEE 9/13/1980 COOKEVILLE 9/11/1982 CULLOWHEE 10/8/1983 COOKEVILLE 9/29/1984 CULLOWHEE 9/14/1985 COOKEVILLE 11/14/1998 COOKEVILLE 11/18/2000 CULLOWHEE

SCORE W, 27-17 L, 31-13 T, 10-10 L, 9-7 W, 41-21 W, 22-20 L, 24-7 W, 26-10 W, 17-10 L, 42-10 L, 34-6 L, 30-3 W, 17-6 W, 37-35

WESTERN ILLINOIS 0-1 MACOMB, ILL. DATE SITE 8/31/2017 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 41-14

WESTERN KENTUCKY 23-28-1 BOWLING GREEN, KY. DATE SITE 10/21/1922 UNKNOWN 10/7/1933 COOKEVILLE 10/13/1934 BOWLING GREEN 10/11/1935 COOKEVILLE 10/3/1936 BOWLING GREEN 10/18/1937 COOKEVILLE 10/15/1938 BOWLING GREEN 10/13/1939 COOKEVILLE 10/19/1940 BOWLING GREEN 11/7/1941 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 42-0 L, 7-6 L, 27-0 L, 31-6 L, 27-0 L, 20-0 W, 7-6 W, 10-0 L, 6-0 W, 26-6

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SERIES VS. ALL OPPONENTS 11/7/1942 11/1/1946 10/11/1947 10/28/1950 10/20/1951 10/25/1952 10/24/1953 10/23/1954 10/22/1955 10/13/1956 10/19/1957 10/18/1958 10/17/1959 10/15/1960 10/14/1961 10/13/1962 10/19/1963 10/17/1964 10/16/1965 10/15/1966 10/14/1967 10/19/1968 10/18/1969 10/17/1970 10/16/1971 10/14/1972 10/13/1973 10/19/1974 10/18/1975 10/16/1976 10/15/1977 10/18/1978 10/13/1979 10/12/1980 10/17/1981 10/16/1982 10/15/1983 10/22/1988 10/21/1989 10/13/1990 10/10/1999 10/14/2000

BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN UNKNOWN UNKNOWN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN

T, 6-6 W, 20-7 L, 13-7 L, 21-0 W, 14-7 W, 21-13 W, 34-21 L, 32-12 W, 19-7 W, 39-26 W, 34-14 W, 7-3 W, 29-19 W, 10-7 W, 13-12 L, 24-7 L, 14-12 L, 19-14 W, 46-6 W, 21-14 L, 56-0 L, 13-0 L, 42-0 L, 28-0 L, 15-7 W, 30-10 L, 41-0 W, 10-6 L, 20-7 W, 22-12 W, 31-20 L, 26-20 L, 49-7 L, 28-17 W, 14-3 L, 28-14 L, 17-0 L, 20-17 L, 61-14 W, 33-22 W, 23-10 L, 17-14

SPARTANBURG, S.C. DATE SITE 11/13/1948 COOKEVILLE 11/12/1949 SPARTANBURG 9/12/2015 SPARTANBURG 9/1/2016 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 8-6 L, 26-7 L, 34-14 L, 21-7

XAVIER 0-1

DISCONTINUED FOOTBALL IN 1973 CINCINNATI, OHIO DATE SITE X/X/1939 UNKNOWN

SCORE L, 19-0

YOUNGSTOWN STATE 5-11 YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO DATE SITE 11/10/1939 COOKEVILLE 10/26/1940 YOUNGSTOWN 10/31/1941 YOUNGSTOWN 9/28/1957 YOUNGSTOWN 9/16/1967 COOKEVILLE 9/19/1970 YOUNGSTOWN 10/12/1974 YOUNGSTOWN 9/20/1975 COOKEVILLE 9/18/1976 YOUNGSTOWN 9/17/1977 COOKEVILLE 9/18/1982 YOUNGSTOWN 9/17/1983 COOKEVILLE 10/6/1984 YOUNGSTOWN 10/12/1985 COOKEVILLE 10/11/1986 YOUNGSTOWN 10/10/1987 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 7-6 L, 28-13 L, 14-0 W, 12-7 L, 31-28 W, 32-19 L, 23-0 L, 15-0 W, 13-10 W, 38-22 L, 37-14 L, 34-22 L, 51-0 L, 23-16 L, 30-6 L, 18-15

WESTERN MICHIGAN 0-1 KALAMAZOO, MICH. DATE SITE 9/20/2008 KALAMAZOO

SCORE L, 41-7

WEST VIRGINIA TECH 1-0 MONTGOMERY, W.V. DATE SITE 9/22/2001 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 44-3

WISCONSIN 0-1 MADISON, WISC. DATE SITE 9/7/2013 MADISON

SCORE L, 48-0

WOFFORD 0-4

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AKRON, OHIO DATE SITE X/X/1981 COOKEVILLE X/X/1982 AKRON X/X/1983 COOKEVILLE X/X/1984 AKRON X/X/1985 COOKEVILLE X/X/1986 COOKEVILLE

11/4/2017

SCORE L, 10-7 L, 28-14 L, 43-12 L, 17-9 L, 27-9 L, 38-13

AUSTIN PEAY 26-19 (1963-1996, 2007-present) CLARKSVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1963 COOKEVILLE X/X/1964 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1965 COOKEVILLE X/X/1966 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1967 COOKEVILLE X/X/1968 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1969 COOKEVILLE X/X/1970 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1971 COOKEVILLE X/X/1972 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1973 COOKEVILLE X/X/1974 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1975 COOKEVILLE X/X/1976 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1977 COOKEVILLE X/X/1978 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1979 COOKEVILLE X/X/1980 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1981 COOKEVILLE X/X/1982 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1983 COOKEVILLE X/X/1984 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1985 COOKEVILLE X/X/1986 COOKEVILLE X/X/1987 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1988 COOKEVILLE X/X/1989 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1990 COOKEVILLE X/X/1991 COOKEVILLE X/X/1992 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1993 CLARKSVILLE X/X/1994 COOKEVILLE X/X/1995 COOKEVILLE X/X/1996 CLARKSVILLE X/X/2007 COOKEVILLE X/X/2008 CLARKSVILLE X/X/2009 COOKEVILLE X/X/2010 CLARKSVILLE X/X/2011 COOKEVILLE X/X/2012 CLARKSVILLE X/X/2013 COOKEVILLE X/X/2014 CLARKSVILLE X/X/2015 COOKEVILLE 9/10/2016 CLARKSVILLE

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SCORE W, 28-13 L, 29-0 L, 23-12 L, 20-15 W, 38-13 W, 10-0 W, 56-20 L, 10-6 W, 37-12 W, 19-7 W, 31-12 W, 28-7 W, 20-0 W, 31-13 L, 24-21 W, 28-14 L, 21-14 L, 13-10 W, 29-24 L, 31-27 L, 21-7 L, 27-7 L, 24-20 L, 23-13 W, 14-9 L, 10-6 W, 17-15 W, 20-14 (OT) W, 32-7 W, 10-0 W, 35-17 L, 34-27 L, 20-17 W, 23-17 L, 30-27 L, 31-28 W, 31-23 W, 34-21 W, 49-7 L, 38-31 W, 34-0 W, 41-15 W, 42-24 W, 41-7

COOKEVILLE

L, 35-28

EASTERN ILLINOIS 4-18 (1996-present) CHARLESTON, ILL. DATE SITE X/X/1996 COOKEVILLE X/X/1997 COOKEVILLE X/X/1998 CHARLESTON X/X/1999 CHARLESTON X/X/2000 COOKEVILLE X/X/2001 CHARLESTON X/X/2002 COOKEVILLE X/X/2003 CHARLESTON X/X/2004 COOKEVILLE X/X/2005 CHARLESTON X/X/2006 COOKEVILLE X/X/2007 CHARLESTON X/X/2008 COOKEVILLE X/X/2009 CHARLESTON X/X/2010 COOKEVILLE X/X/2011 CHARLESTON X/X/2012 COOKEVILLE X/X/2013 CHARLESTON X/X/2014 COOKEVILLE X/X/2015 CHARLESTON 10/15/2016 COOKEVILLE 10/7/2017 CHARLESTON

SCORE L, 35-27 L, 10-7 L, 13-6 W, 14-7 L, 27-16 L, 44-33 L, 35-28 L, 37-10 W, 40-37 (OT) L, 31-20 L, 38-14 L, 45-24 L, 38-20 L, 23-15 W, 34-20 W, 31-20 L, 31-24 L, 56-21 L, 41-10 L, 51-20 L, 30-24 L, 24-23

EASTERN KENTUCKY 19-49 (1948-present) RICHMOND, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1950 RICHMOND X/X/1951 COOKEVILLE X/X/1952 UNKNOWN X/X/1953 UNKNOWN X/X/1954 UNKNOWN X/X/1955 COOKEVILLE X/X/1956 RICHMOND X/X/1957 COOKEVILLE X/X/1958 RICHMOND X/X/1959 COOKEVILLE X/X/1960 RICHMOND X/X/1961 COOKEVILLE X/X/1962 RICHMOND X/X/1963 COOKEVILLE X/X/1964 RICHMOND X/X/1965 COOKEVILLE X/X/1966 RICHMOND X/X/1967 RICHMOND X/X/1968 COOKEVILLE X/X/1969 RICHMOND X/X/1970 COOKEVILLE X/X/1971 RICHMOND X/X/1972 COOKEVILLE X/X/1973 RICHMOND X/X/1974 COOKEVILLE X/X/1975 RICHMOND

SCORE L, 47-7 L, 15-14 W, 28-14 W, 7-0 L, 14-7 W, 13-7 L, 25-13 W, 34-14 W, 20-19 W, 14-10 W, 20-0 W, 14-8 L, 21-0 W, 21-19 W, 27-7 L, 28-14 W, 7-3 L, 24-0 L, 28-14 L, 17-7 L, 20-13 L, 14-7 W, 14-0 L, 30-14 L, 29-14 W, 14-3

X/X/1976 X/X/1977 X/X/1978 X/X/1979 X/X/1980 X/X/1981 X/X/1982 X/X/1983 X/X/1984 X/X/1985 X/X/1986 X/X/1987 X/X/1988 X/X/1989 X/X/1990 X/X/1991 X/X/1992 X/X/1993 X/X/1994 X/X/1995 X/X/1996 X/X/1997 X/X/1998 X/X/1999 X/X/2000 X/X/2001 X/X/2002 X/X/2003 X/X/2004 X/X/2005 X/X/2006 X/X/2007 X/X/2008 X/X/2009 X/X/2010 X/X/2011 X/X/2012 X/X/2013 X/X/2014 X/X/2015 10/1/2016 9/23/2017

COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND RICHMOND COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE RICHMOND RICHMOND COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE RICHMOND RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE RICHMOND COOKEVILLE GEORGETOWN, KY. COOKEVILLE RICHMOND

L, 28-14 L, 28-21 L, 20-16 L, 35-0 L, 48-7 L, 63-10 L, 34-17 L, 24-7 L, 21-14 L, 35-17 L, 42-14 L, 44-8 L, 14-7 L, 21-20 L, 29-20 L, 19-13 L, 35-0 L, 10-7 L, 23-3 L, 21-3 L, 28-7 L, 26-7 W, 31-29 (3OT) L, 23-20 (2OT) W, 9-3 L, 34-10 L, 19-0 L, 27-14 L, 19-18 L, 52-3 W, 27-14 L, 38-34 L, 33-12 L, 17-7 L, 42-29 W, 28-21 L, 42-28 L, 24-10 W, 39-31 L, 48-17 W, 33-30 (OT) L, 24-21

EAST TENNESSEE STATE 10-10 (1958-1977) JOHNSON CITY, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1958 COOKEVILLE X/X/1959 JOHNSON CITY X/X/1960 COOKEVILLE X/X/1961 JOHNSON CITY X/X/1962 COOKEVILLE X/X/1963 JOHNSON CITY X/X/1964 COOKEVILLE X/X/1965 JOHNSON CITY X/X/1966 COOKEVILLE X/X/1967 COOKEVILLE X/X/1968 JOHNSON CITY X/X/1969 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 25-14 W, 19-7 W, 21-7 W, 12-7 L, 26-6 L, 16-0 L, 7-6 W, 34-14 W, 14-3 W, 43-22 L, 14-6 L, 30-0

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JOHNSON CITY COOKEVILLE JOHNSON CITY COOKEVILLE JOHNSON CITY COOKEVILLE JOHNSON CITY COOKEVILLE

L, 30-7 W, 20-3 W, 24-23 L, 27-14 L, 13-0 W, 48-6 L, 18-7 W, 63-20

EVANSVILLE 2-0 (1948-1951)

DISBANDED FOOTBALL PROGRAM IN 1997 EVANSVILLE, IND. DATE SITE X/X/1950 EVANSVILLE X/X/1951 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 13-0 W, 38-13

JACKSONVILLE STATE 3-12 (2003-present) JACKSONVILLE, ALA. DATE SITE 10/25/2003 JACKSONVILLE 10/23/2004 COOKEVILLE 10/27/2005 JACKSONVILLE 10/28/2006 COOKEVILLE 10/20/2007 JACKSONVILLE 11/8/2008 COOKEVILLE 11/14/2009 JACKSONVILLE 11/20/2010 COOKEVILLE 10/29/2011 JACKSONVILLE 10/6/2012 COOKEVILLE 10/26/2013 COOKEVILLE 10/25/2014 JACKSONVILLE 10/17/2015 COOKEVILLE 10/8/2016 JACKSONVILLE 9/30/2017 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 37-20 W, 16-13 L, 43-17 L, 17-10 (OT) L, 38-10 L, 41-17 L, 55-28 W, 35-24 W, 21-14 L, 37-28 L, 34-14 L, 49-3 L, 42-13 L, 40-21 L, 34-7

LOUISVILLE 0-0 (1948-1949) LOUISVILLE, KY. DATE SITE NO OVC GAMES AGAINST

SCORE

MARSHALL 0-3 (1949-1951) HUNTINGTON, W.V. DATE SITE X/X/1949 COOKEVILLE X/X/1950 HUNTINGTON X/X/1951 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 20-7 L, 13-0 L, 20-13

MIDDLE TENNESSEE 19-26-2 (1952-1998) MURFREESBORO, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1952 UNKNOWN X/X/1953 UNKNOWN

172

SCORE L, 19-7 W, 46-13

X/X/1954 X/X/1955 X/X/1956 X/X/1957 X/X/1958 X/X/1959 X/X/1960 X/X/1961 X/X/1962 X/X/1963 X/X/1964 X/X/1965 X/X/1966 X/X/1967 X/X/1968 X/X/1969 X/X/1970 X/X/1971 X/X/1972 X/X/1973 X/X/1974 X/X/1975 X/X/1976 X/X/1977 X/X/1978 X/X/1979 X/X/1980 X/X/1981 X/X/1982 X/X/1983 X/X/1984 X/X/1985 X/X/1986 X/X/1987 X/X/1988 X/X/1989 X/X/1990 X/X/1991 X/X/1992 X/X/1993 X/X/1994 X/X/1995 X/X/1996 X/X/1997 X/X/1998

UNKNOWN MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE MURFREESBORO COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE

T, 7-7 W, 55-14 L, 26-6 L, 22-0 W, 14-0 T, 21-21 W, 35-8 W, 7-6 L, 20-0 L, 21-14 L, 24-0 L, 28-21 L, 21-14 L, 33-20 W, 7-3 W, 21-7 W, 17-13 W, 14-3 W, 24-10 L, 17-10 W, 41-2 W, 30-3 W, 33-10 W, 21-9 W, 35-10 L, 17-14 L, 21-7 W, 28-9 L, 10-3 W, 12-8 L, 28-10 L, 45-12 L, 21-6 L, 17-13 L, 51-0 L, 24-3 L, 42-0 L, 28-10 L, 21-0 W, 35-14 L, 31-3 L, 31-6 L, 16-10 W, 30-20 L, 19-16

MOREHEAD STATE 29-16-1 (1948-1995) MOREHEAD, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1949 MOREHEAD X/X/1950 COOKEVILLE X/X/1951 MOREHEAD X/X/1952 UNKNOWN X/X/1953 UNKNOWN X/X/1954 UNKNOWN X/X/1955 MOREHEAD X/X/1956 MOREHEAD X/X/1957 COOKEVILLE X/X/1958 MOREHEAD

SCORE L, 12-7 L, 20-16 W, 17-14 W, 30-6 W, 27-0 W, 32-2 W, 55-0 W, 26-19 W, 14-6 W, 22-7

X/X/1959 X/X/1960 X/X/1961 X/X/1962 X/X/1963 X/X/1964 X/X/1965 X/X/1966 X/X/1967 X/X/1968 X/X/1969 X/X/1970 X/X/1971 X/X/1972 X/X/1973 X/X/1974 X/X/1975 X/X/1976 X/X/1977 X/X/1978 X/X/1979 X/X/1980 X/X/1981 X/X/1982 X/X/1983 X/X/1984 X/X/1985 X/X/1986 X/X/1987 X/X/1988 X/X/1989 X/X/1990 X/X/1991 X/X/1992 X/X/1993 X/X/1994 X/X/1995

COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD COOKEVILLE COOKEVILLE MOREHEAD MOREHEAD

W, 48-0 W, 27-7 W, 20-16 L, 14-6 W, 21-17 L, 35-0 L, 15-14 L, 14-7 L, 21-16 L, 14-12 W, 21-6 L, 31-10 W, 26-8 W, 28-17 L, 23-10 L, 14-7 W, 28-13 W, 28-23 W, 24-22 W, 21-20 T, 3-3 W, 31-29 W, 35-17 L, 28-14 W, 14-3 L, 43-14 W, 59-6 L, 28-20 W, 52-14 L, 20-3 L, 14-8 (FORFEITED) W, 24-7 L, 21-20 W, 31-12 W, 21-3 W, 56-14 W, 36-29

MURRAY STATE 41-28 (1948-present) MURRAY, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1949 COOKEVILLE X/X/1950 MURRAY X/X/1951 COOKEVILLE X/X/1952 UNKNOWN X/X/1953 UNKNOWN X/X/1954 UNKNOWN X/X/1955 COOKEVILLE X/X/1956 MURRAY X/X/1957 COOKEVILLE X/X/1958 MURRAY X/X/1959 COOKEVILLE X/X/1960 MURRAY X/X/1961 COOKEVILLE X/X/1962 MURRAY X/X/1963 COOKEVILLE X/X/1964 MURRAY X/X/1965 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 26-7 L, 6-0 L, 20-7 W, 14-13 W, 9-0 L, 19-12 W, 20-7 L, 34-7 W, 26-14 W, 15-14 W, 29-16 W, 14-12 W, 27-8 W, 16-12 L, 28-27 L, 28-21 W, 23-14

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MURRAY MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY COOKEVILLE MURRAY

W, 51-13 W, 22-21 L, 19-0 W, 28-21 W, 21-7 W, 27-3 W, 10-0 W, 16-9 W, 26-0 W, 14-7 W, 24-7 W, 21-19 W, 24-14 L, 24-3 L, 10-3 L, 15-10 W, 10-3 L, 20-6 L, 38-0 L, 29-21 L, 23-16 L, 24-21 W, 16-13 (OT) W, 21-20 W, 16-3 W, 45-7 W, 35-10 W, 31-16 W, 38-21 L, 45-14 L, 41-3 W, 16-13 (OT) L, 23-3 L, 22-11 W, 36-21 W, 15-12 L, 31-14 W, 49-24 L, 34-15 W, 42-21 W, 20-14 (OT) W, 48-24 L, 51-21 W, 45-14 L, 44-13 L, 38-37 L, 70-35 L, 35-24 W, 30-27 (OT) W, 31-29 W, 55-19 L, 31-21

SAMFORD 2-3 (2003-2007)

BIRMINGHAM, ALA. DATE SITE X/X/2003 COOKEVILLE X/X/2004 BIRMINGHAM

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SCORE L, 42-24 L, 20-17

X/X/2005 X/X/2006 X/X/2007

COOKEVILLE BIRMINGHAM COOKEVILLE

W, 42-21 W, 20-14 L, 59-52

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 15-11 (1991-present) CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. DATE SITE X/X/1991 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/1992 COOKEVILLE X/X/1993 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/1994 COOKEVILLE X/X/1995 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/1996 COOKEVILLE X/X/1997 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/1998 COOKEVILLE X/X/1999 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/2000 COOKEVILLE X/X/2001 COOKEVILLE X/X/2002 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/2003 COOKEVILLE X/X/2004 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/2005 COOKEVILLE X/X/2006 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/2008 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/2009 COOKEVILLE X/X/2010 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/2011 COOKEVILLE X/X/2012 CAPE GIRARDEAU X/X/2013 CAPE GIRADEAU X/X/2014 COOKEVILLE X/X/2015 CAPE GIRARDEAU 10/22/2016 COOKEVILLE 10/14/2017 CAPE GIRARDEAU

SCORE L, 34-31 W, 49-14 W, 24-3 L, 19-14 L, 33-12 W, 30-20 W, 17-14 L, 29-24 W, 21-7 W, 31-6 W, 41-21 L, 36-30 L, 24-20 L, 31-28 (OT) W, 31-24 W, 32-29 W, 29-27 W, 28-16 L, 23-21 W, 38-31 L, 41-38 (OT) W, 41-16 W, 27-26 L, 38-17 W, 21-20 L, 31-3

TENNESSEE STATE 13-16 (1988-present) NASHVILLE, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1988 NASHVILLE X/X/1989 COOKEVILLE X/X/1990 NASHVILLE X/X/1991 NASHVILLE X/X/1992 COOKEVILLE X/X/1993 NASHVILLE X/X/1994 COOKEVILLE X/X/1995 NASHVILLE X/X/1996 COOKEVILLE X/X/1997 NASHVILLE X/X/1998 COOKEVILLE X/X/1999 NASHVILLE X/X/2000 COOKEVILLE X/X/2001 COOKEVILLE X/X/2002 NASHVILLE X/X/2003 COOKEVILLE X/X/2005 COOKEVILLE X/X/2006 NASHVILLE X/X/2007 COOKEVILLE X/X/2008 NASHVILLE

SCORE L, 27-23 L, 21-19 L, 36-14 L, 14-10 W, 26-15 W, 24-21 W, 28-20 W, 28-24 W, 21-19 L, 28-21 L, 42-21 L, 25-19 W, 56-23 W, 63-13 W, 20-14 L, 27-23 L, 31-20 L, 30-20 L, 45-28 L, 41-14

X/X/2009 X/X/2010 X/X/2011 X/X/2012 X/X/2013 X/X/2014 X/X/2015 11/12/2016 10/28/2017

COOKEVILLE NASHVILLE COOKEVILLE NASHVILLE COOKEVILLE NASHVILLE COOKEVILLE NASHVILLE COOKEVILLE

W, 20-13 W, 21-10 L, 42-40 L, 22-21 L, 41-21 L, 10-7 W, 30-24 W, 44-16 W, 30-26

UT MARTIN 14-12 (1992-present) MARTIN, TENN. DATE SITE X/X/1992 COOKEVILLE X/X/1993 COOKEVILLE X/X/1994 MARTIN X/X/1995 MARTIN X/X/1996 COOKEVILLE X/X/1997 COOKEVILLE X/X/1998 MARTIN X/X/1999 MARTIN X/X/2000 COOKEVILLE X/X/2001 MARTIN X/X/2002 COOKEVILLE X/X/2003 MARTIN X/X/2004 COOKEVILLE X/X/2005 MARTIN X/X/2006 COOKEVILLE X/X/2007 MARTIN X/X/2008 COOKEVILLE X/X/2009 MARTIN X/X/2010 COOKEVILLE X/X/2011 MARTIN X/X/2012 COOKEVILLE X/X/2013 COOKEVILLE X/X/2014 MARTIN X/X/2015 COOKEVILLE 9/24/2016 MARTIN 11/18/2017 COOKEVILLE

SCORE W, 17-13 W, 20-3 L, 20-10 L, 36-31 W, 21-14 (2OT) W, 33-2 W, 31-24 (OT) W, 45-9 W, 46-6 W, 41-7 W, 68-7 L, 30-23 (OT) W, 49-20 L, 46-16 L, 35-16 W, 13-10 L, 35-7 W, 35-28 L, 27-24 W, 34-31 W, 45-44 (OT) L, 28-17 L, 17-10 L, 31-17 L, 44-23 L, 24-0

WESTERN KENTUCKY 18-16 (1948-1981, 1999-2000) BOWLING GREEN, KY. DATE SITE X/X/1950 COOKEVILLE X/X/1951 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1952 UNKNOWN X/X/1953 UNKNOWN X/X/1954 UNKNOWN X/X/1955 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1956 COOKEVILLE X/X/1957 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1958 COOKEVILLE X/X/1959 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1960 COOKEVILLE X/X/1961 BOWLING GREEN X/X/1962 COOKEVILLE X/X/1963 BOWLING GREEN

SCORE L, 21-0 W, 14-7 W, 21-13 W, 34-21 L, 32-12 W, 19-7 W, 39-26 W, 34-14 W, 7-3 W, 29-19 W, 10-7 W, 13-12 L, 24-7 L, 14-12

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COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN COOKEVILLE BOWLING GREEN

L, 19-14 W, 46-6 W, 21-14 L, 56-0 L, 13-0 L, 42-0 L, 28-0 L, 15-7 W, 30-10 L, 41-0 W, 10-6 L, 20-7 W, 22-12 W, 31-20 L, 26-20 L, 49-7 L, 28-17 W, 14-3 W, 23-10 L, 17-14

YOUNGSTOWN STATE 0-6 (1981-1987) YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO DATE SITE X/X/1982 YOUNGSTOWN X/X/1983 COOKEVILLE X/X/1984 YOUNGSTOWN X/X/1985 COOKEVILLE X/X/1986 YOUNGSTOWN X/X/1987 COOKEVILLE

SCORE L, 37-14 L, 34-22 L, 51-0 L, 23-16 L, 30-6 L, 18-15

TEAM W L T PCT. AKRON 0 6 0 .000 AUSTIN PEAY 26 19 0 .578 EASTERN ILLINOIS 4 18 0 .182 EASTERN KENTUCKY 19 49 0 .279 EAST TENNESSEE 10 10 0 .500 EVANSVILLE 2 0 0 1.000 JACKSONVILLE STATE 3 12 0 .200 LOUISVILLE 0 0 0 .000 MARSHALL 0 3 0 .000 MIDDLE TENNESSEE 19 26 2 .426 MOREHEAD STATE 29 16 1 .641 MURRAY STATE 41 28 0 .594 SAMFORD 2 3 0 .400 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 14 11 0 .560 TENNESSEE STATE 13 16 0 .448 UT MARTIN 14 12 0 .538 WESTERN KENTUCKY 18 16 0 .529 YOUNGSTOWN STATE 0 6 0 .000 OVC (468 games) 214 251 3 .457

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W L T PCT. 0 1 0 .000 0 1 0 .000 0 6 0 .000 1 0 0 1.000 1 2 0 .333 0 1 0 .000 1 0 0 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 9 8 0 .529 0 1 0 .000 32 19 0 .627 0 1 0 .000 4 3 1 .563 0 2 0 .000 0 1 0 .000 0 1 1 .250 1 1 0 .500 1 0 0 1.000 2 0 0 1.000 4 2 0 .667 1 3 0 .250 0 1 0 .000 1 0 0 1.000 1 0 1 .750 10 29 0 .256 0 1 0 .000 0 1 0 .000 0 1 0 .000 1 0 0 1.000 7 6 1 .536 0 1 0 .000 6 18 0 .250 20 54 0 .270 15 17 0 .469 2 0 0 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 1 1 0 .500 2 0 0 1.000 1 1 0 .500 0 1 0 .000 2 1 0 .667 3 1 0 .750 0 2 0 .000 1 0 0 1.000 0 2 0 .000 0 1 0 .000 2 0 0 1.000 1 0 0 1.000 6 0 1 .923 0 1 0 .000 1 1 0 .500 1 1 0 .500 0 1 0 .000 0 1 0 .000 6 15 0 .286 0 2 0 .000 0 1 0 .000 0 1 0 .000 1 0 0 1.000

KENTUCKY WESLEYAN 1 0 0 1.000 KING COLLEGE 0 1 0 .000 LAMBUTH 3 0 0 1.000 LANE COLLEGE 1 0 0 1.000 LIBERTY 2 1 0 .667 LINCOLN MEMORIAL 2 0 0 1.000 LIVINGSTON ACADEMY 3 0 0 1.000 LOCK HAVEN 5 0 0 1.000 LOUISIANA-MONROE 1 0 0 1.000 LOUISIANA TECH 2 6 0 .250 LOUISVILLE 1 2 0 .333 MARSHALL 1 6 0 .143 MARYVILLE 4 0 0 1.000 MEMPHIS 7 10 4 .429 MERCER 1 1 0 .500 MIAMI (OHIO) 0 1 0 .000 MIDDLE TENNESSEE 32 35 7 .480 MILLIGAN 2 5 1 .313 MOREHEAD STATE 30 19 1 .610 MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE 1 0 0 1.000 MURRAY STATE 44 37 1 .543 NICHOLLS STATE 0 2 0 .000 NORTH ALABAMA 4 2 1 .643 NORTHERN ILLINOIS 0 2 0 .000 NORTHERN IOWA 0 1 0 .000 NORTH GREENVILLE 1 0 0 1.000 NORTHWESTERN STATE 0 2 0 .000 OAK RIDGE 1 1 0 .500 OGDEN COLLEGE 2 0 3 .700 OHIO 0 3 0 .000 OMAHA 2 0 0 1.000 OREGON 0 1 0 .000 PIKEVILLE 1 0 0 1.000 SAMFORD 11 10 0 .524 SEWANEE--UNIVERSITY OF THE SOUTH 5 8 2 .400 SEWANEE RESERVES 1 0 0 1.000 SOUTH DAKOTA 1 1 0 .500 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 14 11 0 .560 SOUTH FLORIDA 0 1 0 .000 SUE BENNETT COLLEGE 2 0 0 1.000 TENNESSEE 0 6 0 .000 TENNESSEE JUNIORS 2 0 1 .833 TENNESSEE STATE 13 18 0 .419 TENNESSEE WESLEYAN 0 2 0 .000 TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE 0 1 0 .000 TEXAS CHRISTIAN 0 1 0 .000 TROY 1 2 1 .375 TRUMAN STATE 2 0 0 1.000 TULSA 0 1 0 .000 UAB 0 2 0 .000 UNION 6 4 0 .600 UNLV 0 1 0 .000 UT MARTIN 19 15 1 .559 VALPARAISO 1 0 0 1.000 VANDERBILT 0 11 1 .042 VMI 1 0 0 1.000 WEST ALABAMA 1 0 0 1.000 WESTERN CAROLINA 7 6 1 .536 WESTERN ILLINOIS 0 1 0 .000 WESTERN KENTUCKY 23 28 1 .452

WESTERN MICHIGAN WEST VIRGINIA TECH WISCONSIN WOFFORD XAVIER YOUNGSTOWN STATE TOTALS

0 1 0 .000 1 0 0 1.000 0 1 0 .000 0 4 0 .000 0 1 0 .000 5 11 0 .313 420 506 31 .439

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INDIVIDUAL RECORD BOOK RUSHING Most rushing yards Game: 261, Michael Penix vs. SEMO, 1993 255, Larry Schreiber vs. NW La., 1969 235, Travis Rogers vs. W. Carolina, 2000 Season: 1,522, Larry Schreiber, 1969 1,260, Derek White, 2007 1,251, Larry Schreiber, 1968 1,228, Willie Queen, 1992 Career: 4,421, Larry Schreiber, 1966-69 Most attempts Game: 40, Larry Schreiber vs. MTSU, 1968 38, Larry Schreiber vs. UTC, 1969 38, Larry Schreiber vs. Austin Peay, 1969 Season: 286, Larry Schreiber, 1968 271, Larry Schreiber, 1969 249, Michael Penix, 1995 Career: 877, Larry Schreiber, 1966-69

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Highest average gain per rush Game (minumum 10 attempts): 7.6, Darian Stone vs. Austin Peay, 2014 Season (minimum 20 attempts): 10.24, Henry Sailes, 2007 Career (minimum 60 attempts): 6.97, Henry Sailes, 2007-10 Most consecutive carries without loss Season: 97, Eddie Hayward, 1987 94, Larry Schreiber, 1969 Career: 147, Eddie Hayward, 1983-87 Most rushing touchdowns scored Game: 5, Derek White vs. Concordia, 2007 4, Larry Schreiber vs. Austin Peay, 1969 4, Michael Penix vs. Campbellsville, 1995 4, Michael Penix vs. Morehead State, 1995 3, Five players (last: Dontey Gay, 2011)

Season: 15, Dontey Gay, 2011 14, Michael Penix, 1995 13, Larry Schreiber, 1969 11, Three players (last: Jason Ballard, 2003) Career: 32, Larry Schreiber, 1966-69 26, Derek White, 2003-07 25, Dontey Gay, 2008-11 Most rushing yards per game Season: 153.9, Larry Schreiber, 1969 (10 games) 128.4, Larry Schreiber, 1968 (10 games) 116.0, Willie Queen, 1992 (11 games) 109.8, Michael Penix, 1995 (11 games) 105.0, Derek White, 2007 (12 games) Career: 116.3, Larry Schreiber, 1966-69 (28 games) 95.8, Willie Queen, 1991-94 (31 games) 91.1, Michaael Penix, 1992-95 (38 games) 78.2, Jason Ballard, 2001-03 (25 games) 64.5, Derek White, 2003-07 (47 games)

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LEE SWEENEY PASSING Most attempts Game: 58, Tre Lamb vs. Tennessee State, 2011 57, Tre Lamb vs. Southeast Missouri, 2012 57, Lee Sweeney vs. Southeast Missouri, 2006 50, Lee Sweeney vs. Tennessee State, 2006 50 Bert Browne vs. Middle Tennessee, 1989 Season: 406, Lee Sweeney, 2006 372, Robert Craft, 2004 346, Michael Birdsong, 2016 313, Tre Lamb, 2011 310, Robert Craft, 2002 Career: 1,160, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009 837, Robert Craft, 2001-04 Most completions Game: 38, Tre Lamb at Southeast Missouri, 2012 34, Tre Lamb vs. Tennessee State, 2011 32, Lee Sweeney vs. SEMO, 2006 28, Lee Sweeney vs. Tenn. State, 2006 26, Four times (last: Darian Stone, 2014) Season: 217, Lee Sweeney, 2006 216, Michael Birdsong, 2016 204, Tre Lamb, 2011 202, Robert Craft, 2004 168, Robert Craft, 2002 161, Grant Swallows, 2001 161, Andre Caballero, 1997 Career: 672, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009

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462, Robert Craft, 2001-04 421, Tre Lamb, 2008-12 Most passing yards Game: 481, Tre Lamb vs. SEMO, 2012 437, Lee Sweeney vs. SEMO, 2006 412, Grant Swallows vs. Jacksonville St., 2001 410, Robert Craft vs. Jacksonville St., 2002 Season: 2,597, Lee Sweeney, 2006 2,577, Michael Birdsong, 2016 2,448, Robert Craft, 2002 2,385, Robert Craft, 2004 2,361, Grant Swallows, 2001 2,342, Tre Lamb, 2011 Career: 7,630, Lee Sweeney, 2006-09 6,306 Robert Craft, 2001-04 5,301, Tre Lamb, 2008-12 Most passing yards per game Season: 267.4, Tre Lamb, 2012 (7 games) 236.1, Grant Swallows, 2001 (10 games) 234.3, Michael Birdsong, 2016 (11 games) 216.4, Lee Sweeney, 2006 (12 games) 212.9, Tre Lamb, 2011 (11 games) 204.0, Robert Craft, 2002 (12 games) 201.8, Robert Craft, 2003 (5 games) Career: 177.4, Lee Sweeney, 2006-09 (43 games) 167.7, Robert Craft, 2001-04 (36 games) 160.6, Tre Lamb, 2008-12 (33 games)

Most touchdown passes Game: 5, Grant Swallows vs. E. Illinois, 2001 4, Tre Lamb vs. Hampton, 2012 4, Tre Lamb vs. Eastern Ky., 2012 4, Robert Craft vs. E. Illinois, 2002 3, Total of 22 times Season: 20, Lee Sweeney, 2006 19, Grant Swallows, 2001 18, Mike Jones, 1993 17, Tre Lamb, 2012 17, Tre Lamb, 2011 Career: 52, Lee Sweeney, 2006- 2009 45, Tre Lamb, 2008-12 38, Robert Craft, 2001-04 Most times intercepted Game: 6, Joey Bailey vs. SEMO, 2003 5, Jim Ragland vs. East Tenn., 1963, 5, Milt Jenkins vs. Nicholls State, 1978, 5, Mark Powers vs. UT Martin, 1982 5, Mark Powers vs. EKU, 1983 Season: 18, Lee Sweeney, 2006 17, Robert Craft, 2004 15, Mark Powers, 1982 Career: 47, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009 34, Robert Craft, 2001-04 22, Tre Lamb, 2008-12

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INDIVIDUAL RECORD BOOK RECEIVING Most pass receptions Game: 18, Da’Rick Rogers vs. SEMO, 2012 12, Zach Ziegler vs. Murray State, 2013 11, Brock McCoin vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2014 11, Ken Gilstrap vs. Morehead, 1987 10, Cody Matthews vs. Austin Peay, 2014 10, Tim Benford vs. Tennessee State, 2011 10, Tim Benford vs. Austin Peay, 2008 10, Henry Sailes vs. Gardner-Webb, 2008 10, Craig Rolle vs. Middle Tennessee, 1978 9, eight times (last: Antonio Robinson) Season: 74, Dontez Byrd, 2016 68, Tim Benford, 2008 65, Tim Benford, 2011 61, Da’Rick Rogers, 2012 57, Larry Shipp, 2007 55, Walter Hill, 1997 Career: 216, Tim Benford, 2008-11 204, Larry Shipp, 2004-07

Most receiving yards Game: 303, Da’Rick Rogers vs. SEMO, 2012 262, Ken Gilstrap vs. Morehead, 1987 206, Craig Rolle vs. UN-Omaha, 1976 191, Larry Shipp vs. Samford, 2007 183, Derek Lee vs. Valparaiso, 2002 Season: 933, Dontez Byrd, 2016 928, Larry Shipp, 2007 923, Tim Benford, 2011 909, Craig Rolle, 1976 895, Larry Shipp, 2006 893, Da’Rick Rogers, 2012 878, Craig Rolle, 1978 812, Tim Benford, 2010 Career: 3,097, Tim Benford, 2008-11 3,075, Larry Shipp, 2004-07

2, 32 times (Larry Shipp-4, Derek Lee-3, Tim Benford-3, Dontez Byrd-2, Demond Stone-2, Cody Matthews - 2, Brent McNeal-1, Steve Harris-1, Antonio Carter -1, Tedarrell Scott-1, Marshall Hale-1, Jim Bishop-1, Craig Rolle-1, Jack Kelley-1, Brad Millice-1, Kendall Taylor-1, Terry Goodloe -1, Kenneth Gilstrap-1, Antonio Robinson-1, Da’Rick Rogers - 1, Brock McCoin - 1) Season: 10, Da’Rick Rogers, 2012 10, Tim Benford, 2010 10, Tim Benford, 2008 10, Larry Shipp, 2007 10, Derek Lee, 2002 8, Three times (Brent McNeal -1, Larry Shipp -2) Career: 27, Tim Benford, 2008-11 27, Larry Shipp, 2004-07 19, Derek Lee, 2001-03

Most touchdowns receiving Game: 3, Four times (Derek Lee -2, Da’Rick Rogers - 1)

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TOTAL OFFENSE Most plays, total offense Game: 69, Tre Lamb vs. Tennessee State, 2011 64, Lee Sweeney vs. SEMO, 2006 62, Darian Stone vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2014 61, Bert Browne vs. Middle Tennessee, 1989 Season: 454, Lee Sweeney, 2006 450, Michael Birdsong, 2016 422, Tre Lamb, 2011 415, Robert Craft, 2004 410, Andre Caballero, 1997 362, Robert Craft, 2002 359, Patrick Pope, 1987 Career: 1,308, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009 Most yards gained, total offense Game: 474, Tre Lamb vs. SEMO, 2012

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467, Darian Stone vs. TSU, 2012 437, Lee Sweeney vs. SEMO, 2006 419, Grant Swallows vs. J’ville, 2001 410, Robert Craft vs. Jacksonville, 2002 354, Randy Beaman vs. UT Martin, 1991 Season: 2,803, Michael Birdsong, 2016 2,570, Lee Sweeney, 2006 2,555, Tre Lamb, 2011 2,434, Grant Swallows, 2001 2,362, Robert Craft, 2002 Career: 7,276, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009 5,754, Robert Craft, 2001-04 5,632, Tre Lamb, 2008-12

Schreiber-1, Tommy Van Tone-1, Robert Craft-1, Michael Birdsong-1) Season: 23, Tre Lamb, 2011 21, Michael Birdsong, 2016 21, Grant Swallows, 2001 20, Lee Sweeney, 2006 19, Tre Lamb, 2012 19, Mike Jones, 1993 18, Robert Craft, 2002 17, Patrick Pope, 1987 Career: 57, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009 54, Tre Lamb, 2008-12 41, Robert Craft, 2001-04

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INDIVIDUAL RECORD BOOK ALL-PURPOSE Most yards gained Game: 312, Larry Schreiber vs. NW La., 1969 301, Larry Shipp vs Samford, 2007 299, Larry Schreiber vs. WKU, 1969 291, Ladarius Vanlier vs. Murray State, 2012 Season: 1,976, Larry Shipp, 2007 1,901, Larry Schreiber, 1969 1,767, Lorenza Rivers, 1987 1,722, Larry Schreiber, 1968 Career: 5,819, Larry Schreiber, 1966-69 5,162, Larry Shipp, 2004-07 Most all-purpose yards per

game Season: 164.7, Larry Shipp, 2007 (12 games) 123.0, Henry Sailes, 2008 (10 games) 122.8, Derek White, 2007 (12 games) 118.8, Ladarius Vanlier, 2014 (12 games) Career: 112.2, Larry Shipp, 2004-07 (46 games) 107.7, Ladarius Vanlier, 2012-14 35 games) 90.0, Henry Sailes, 2007-10 (41 games) Most all-purpose touchdowns (rush, rec, ret) Game: 5, Derek White vs. Concordia, 2007 4, Michael Penix vs. Campbellsville, 1995

4, Michael Penix vs. Morehead, 1995 4, Willie Queen vs. Tenn. St., 1994 4, Michael Penix vs. Morehead, 1994 4, Willie Queen vs. Lock Haven, 1992 4, Larry Schreiber vs. Austin Peay, 1969 4, Derek White vs. Murray State, 2003 Season: 15, Dontey Gay, 2011 15, Larry Shipp, 2007 14, Michael Penix, 1995 13, Larry Schreiber, 1969 Career: 32, Larry Shipp, 2004-07 32, Larry Schreiber, 1966-69 31, Derek White, 2003-07 27, Tim Benford, 2008-11

SCORING Most Points Game: 30, Derek White, Concordia, 2007 24, Derek White vs. Murray State, 2003 24, Michael Penix vs. Campbellsville, 1995 24, Michael Penix vs. Morehead,1995 24, Willie Queen vs. Tennessee State, 1994 24, Michael Penix vs. Morehead State, 1994 24, Willie Queen vs. Lock Haven, 1992 24, Larry Schreiber vs. Austin Peay, 1969 Season: 90, Dontey Gay, 2011 90, Larry Shipp, 2007 84, Michael Penix, 1995 78, Larry Schreiber, 1969 78, Justin Kraemer, 2007 73, Zach Sharp, 2011 72, Josh Foster, 2004 72, Jason Ballard, 2003 Career: 253, David Collett, 1998-2001 200, Josh Foster, 2001-05 Most PATs kicked Game: 9, Wayne Anderson vs. ETSU, 1977 8, Derek Scott vs. Morehead State, 1994 8, Murray Cunningham vs. UN-Omaha, 1976 8, David Collett vs. Tennessee State, 2000 8, Zach Sharp vs. Maryville, 2011 Season: 46, Zach Sharp, 2012 46, Zach Sharp, 2011 42, Wayne Anderson, 1977 39, Justin Kraemer, 2007 35, David Collett, 2001

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35, Murray Cunningham, 1976 34, David Collett, 2000 Career: 119, Zach Sharp, 2001-14 106, David Collett, 1998-01 104, Josh Foster, 2001-05 Most consecutive PATs kicked 59, Zach Sharp, 2011-14 46, Bobby Holloway, 1951-53 Most field goals made Game: 7, Ryan Weeks vs. UTC, 1989 4, Zach Sharp vs. TSU, 2011 4, Casey Roberts vs. UT Martin, 1997 4, Wayne Anderson vs. W. Carolina, 1980 Season: 16, Ryan Weeks, 1989 14, Josh Foster, 2004 14, David Collett, 1998 14, Murray Cunningham, 1975 Career: 49, David Collett, 1998-2001 32, Josh Foster, 2001-05 Most field goals attempted Game: 7 Ryan Weeks vs. UTC, 1989 4, Zach Sharp vs. TSU, 2011 4, Casey Roberts vs. UT Martin, 1997 4, Wayne Anderson vs. W. Carolina, 1980 Season: 20, Josh Foster, 2004 18, Justin Kraemer, 2008 17, Justin Kraemer, 2007

16, Ryan Weeks, 1989 14, Josh Foster, 2004 14, David Collett, 1998 14, Murray Cunningham, 1975 Career: 68, David Collett, 1998-2001 50, Josh Foster, 2001-05 Most Consecutive Field Goals Made 11, Wayne Anderson, 1980 Most points kicking Game: 22, Ryan Weeks vs. UTC, 1989 16, Zach Sharp vs. TSU, 2011 15, Casey Roberts vs. UT Martin, 1997 15, David Collett vs. Tenn. State, 2001 Season: 78, Justin Kraemer, 2007 73, Zach Sharp, 2011 72, Josh Foster, 2004 67, David Collett, 2000 67, Murray Cunningham, 1975 65, Ryan Weeks, 1989 Career: 200, Josh Foster, 2001-05 185, Zach Sharp, 2011-14 136, Justin Kraemer, 2007-08

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Most Tackles and Assists Game: 23, Jim Youngblood vs. UT Martin, 1972 21, Barry Wilmore vs. Austin Peay, 1985 20, Corey Reed vs. UT Martin, 2008 20, Broderick Jamison, Eastern Kentucky, 2007 20, Joshua Symonette vs. Samford, 1998 Season: 156, Jim Youngblood, 1972 151, Jeff Daughtry, 1982 143, Barry Wilmore, 1985 Career: 476, Jim Youngblood, 1968-72

Most Fumbles Caused Game: 4, Ricky Sanders vs. APSU, 1991 2, Seven players: (Zach Reed, Branon Vaughn, Shane Queen, Marlon Placide, Gerald Dossett, Jay Rudwall, Austin Tallant) Season: 9, David Hooper, 1977 Career: 11, David Hooper, 1976-78

Most Tackles for Loss Game: 8, Chad Evitts vs. Western Carolina, 1998 7, Branon Vaughn vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1998 6, Shane Queen vs. Austin Peay, 1991 6, Eric Allen vs. Eastern Illinois, 2000 Season: 24, D.J. Bleisath, 2001 24, Chad Evitts, 2000 23, Chad Evitts, 1999 23, D. J. Bleisath, 2000 20, Branon Vaughn, 1997 Career: 68, Chad Evitts, 1996-2000 Most Yards, Tackles for Loss Game: 43, Branon Vaughn vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1998 33, Shane Queen vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1993 31, Marcus Edwards vs. Eastern Illinois, 2010 Season: 125, D.J. Bleisath, 2001 123, Branon Vaughn, 1997 99, Dean Ratledge, 1977 98, D.J. Bleisath, 2000 Career: 271, Shane Queen, 1990-93

Most Fumbles Recovered Game: 3, Donald Snyder vs. MTSU, 1984 Season: 4, seven players Career: 8, Norman Drake, 1988-91

INTERCEPTIONS Most Interceptions Game: 4, Marty Jones vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2014 3, Robert Taylor vs. Samford, 1996 3, John Fitzpatrick vs. WKU, 1972 Season: 12, John Fitzpatrick, 1972 10, Johnny Tucker, 1976 9, Robert Taylor, 1996 Career: 22, Robert Taylor, 1993-96 Most Yards Returned Game: 98, Joshua Symonette vs. APSU, 1997 Season: 197, Robert Taylor, 1995 191, John Fitzpatrick, 1972 144, Skeet Owen, 1981 Career: 302, John Fitzpatrick, 1969-72

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Most Quarterback Sacks Game: 5, Branon Vaughn vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1998 5, Elois Grooms vs. Murray State, 1974 Season: 10, D.J. Bleisath, 2001 10, Branon Vaughn, 1998 10, Shane Queen, 1991 9, Dean Ratledge, 1976 8, Three players (last: John Ruff, 2002) Career: 24, Shane Queen, 1990-93

Most Passes Defended Game: 4, James Huguely vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2014 4, Taron Ryce vs. Southeast Missouri, 2008 4, Robert Taylor vs. Samford, 1996 Season: 20, Robert Taylor, 1996 Career: 48, Robert Tayor 1993-96

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7, Sam Brooks vs. Tennessee State, 1989 5, Ladarius Vanlier vs. Kentucky Christian, 2014 Season: 31, Brad Perry, 1994 31, Walter Hill, 1997 28, Tony Chatman, 1978 Career: 78, Brad Perry, 1992-95 65, James Robinson, 2001-03 Most punt return yards Game: 105, Kendall Taylor vs. Morehead, 1981 93, Ladarius Vanlier vs. Cumberland, 2013 Season: 328, Mike Stewart, 1992 279, Bryan Ottrix, 2007 247, James Robinson, 2001 245, Ladarius Vanlier, 2014 236, James Robinson, 2001 225, Walter Hill, 1997 223, Kendall Taylor, 1981 Career: 644, James Robinson, 2000-2003 544, Ladarius Vanlier, 2012-

KICK RETURNS Most kick returns Game: 11, Ladarius Vanlier vs. Murray State, 2012 9, Mike Stewart vs. Western Kentucky, 1989 8, Gerald Bentley vs. Marshall, 1995 7, Lorenza Rivers vs. Cincinnati, 1987 Season: 35, Larry Shipp, 2007 34, Lorenza Rivers, 1987 33, James Coney, 1986 32, Ladarius Vanlier, 2012 Career: 109, Ladarius Vanlier, 2012-15 79, Larry Shipp, 2004-07 75, Henry Sailes, 2007-2010 65, Gerald Bentley, 1992-95 Most kick return yards Game: 237, Ladarius Vanlier vs. MUR, 2012 200, Gerald Bentley vs. Marshall, 1995 172, Dickie Fulton vs. ETSU, 1973 Season: 975, Larry Shipp, 2007 813, James Coney, 1986 700, Gerald Bentley, 1995 686, Lorenza Rivers, 1987 Career: 2,505, Ladarius Vanlier, 2012-2015 1,875, Larry Shipp, 2004-07 1,769, Henry Sailes, 2007-10 1,418, Gerald Bentley, 1992-95

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INDIVIDUAL RECORD BOOK PUNTING Most Punts Game: 13, Chad Zinchini vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2013 12, Jonathan King vs. UNI, 2014 12, Chad Zinchini vs. Oregon, 2012 12, Mark Pemberton vs. WKU, 1981 12, Butch Gentry vs. La. Tech, 1972 11, Mark Pemberton vs. MTSU, 1981 11, Mark Pemberton vs. Jacksonville, 1980 11, Scott Meadows vs. Akron, 1985 Season: 81, Tom Pemberton, 1973 79, Jonathan King, 2014 79, Steve Davis, 1979 76, Mark Pemberton, 1981 Career: 251, Scott Meadows, 1983-86 Most Yards Game: 548, Chad Zinchini vs. Eastern Illinois, 2013 523, Jonathan King vs. UNI, 2014 492, Chad Zinchini vs. Oregon, 2012 450, Chad Zinchini vs. Wisconsin, 2013 446, Scott Meadows vs. Akron, 1985 442, Tracy Graham vs. Tenn. State, 1988 438, Andy Dorsey vs. E. Kentucky, 2000 Season: 3,442, Chad Zinchini, 2013 3,359, Steve Davis, 1979 3,279, Jonathan King, 2014 3,111, Scott Meadows, 1983 3,018, Tom Pemberton, 1973 Career: 10,251, Scott Meadows, 1983-86 Highest Average Game (min. 4 punts): 52.6, Chad Zinchini vs. Tennessee State, 2012 52.5, Scott Meadows vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1985 50.5, Andy Dorsey vs. Western Carolina, 1998 50.2, Chad Zinchini vs. UT Martin, 2013 50.0, Chad Zinchini, Wisconsin, 2013 50.0 Justin Kraemer, Eastern Kentucky, 2007 50.0, Jon Mahan vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2006 Season: 45.9, Chad Zinchini, 2013 44.8, Chad Zinchini, 2012 44.5, Jon Mahan, 2005, 43.2, Scott Meadows, 1986 Career: 45.37, Chad Zinchini, 2012-13 42.4, Nick Madonia, 201641.5, Jonathan Kimg, 2014-15 41.4, Jon Mahan, 2003-06 40.8, Scott Meadows, 1983-86

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TEAM RECORD BOOK RUSHING Most Attempts Game: 83 vs. Morningside, 1972 79 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1976 74 vs. Austin Peay, 1977 Season: 773 in 1972 585 in 1977 578 in 1975 Most Net Yards Gained Game: 412 vs. East Tennessee, 1956 409 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1976 404 vs. Morningside, 1972 Season: 2,694 in 1955 2,593 in 1972 2,551 in 1977 Most Touchdowns Game: 10 vs. UT- Martin, 2002 8 vs. Tennessee State, 2000 7 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1976 Season: 28 in 2000 28 in 1977

PASSING Most Attempts Game: 58 vs. Tennessee State, 2011 57 vs. SEMO, 2012 50 vs. Middle Tennessee, 1989 48 vs. Murray State, 2008 Season: 413 in 2006 394 in 2008 375 in 2004 Most Completions Game: 38 vs. SEMO, 2012 34 vs. TSU, 2011 33 vs. Murray State, 2008 31 vs. Ohio, 1990 29 vs. UT- Martin, 2001 Season: 241 in 2008 218 in 2006 217 in 2004 211 in 2007 208 in 2011 207 in 2012 206 in 2004

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Most Yards Gained Game: 481 vs. SEMO 2012 420 vs. Jacksonville State, 2002 413 vs. Samford, 2007 412 vs. Jacksonville State, 2001 Season: 2,923 in 2002 2,684 in 2004 2,658 in 2012 2,610 in 2006 2,551 in 2001 Most Touchdown Passes Game: 5 vs. Three opponents 4 vs. Hampton, 2012 4 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2012 4 vs. Maryville, 2011 4 vs. Murray State, 1991 Season: 27 in 2012 22 in 2002 20 in 2006 20 in 2001 18 in 1993 Most Times Intercepted Game: 7 vs. SEMO, 2003 6 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1983 6 vs. Nicholls State, 1978 6 vs. Troy State, 1978 Season: 21 in 1981 21 in 1980 21 in 1978

TOTAL OFFENSE Most Plays Game: 96 vs. Eastern Illinois, 2012 96 vs. Austin Peay, 1977 95 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1976 94 vs. Morningside, 1972 Season: 843 in 2004 834 in 2013 817 in 1972 815 in 1977 814 in 2012 801 in 2011 Most Yards Game: 644 vs. Valpo, 2002

631 vs. Morehead, 1987 623 vs. Austin Peay, 1955 Season: 4,822 in 2002 4,516 in 2011 4,481 in 2012 4,230 in 2004 4,225 in 2007 4,183 in 1977

SCORING Most Points (since joining OVC) Game: 68 vs. UT Martin, 2002 63 vs. Tennessee State, 2001 63 vs. East Tennessee, 1977 61 vs. Howard, 1950 59 vs. Morehead State, 1985 Season: 355 in 2011 347 in 2012 343 in 1977 332 in 2007 328 in 2002 Most Points (both teams) Game: 111 vs. Samford, 2007 (Samford 59, Tech 52) Most touchdowns (since joining OVC) Game: 10 vs. UT Martin, 2002 9 vs. Howard, 1950 9 vs. East Tennessee, 1977 Season: 55 in 2002 47 in 2011 47 in 2012 47 in 1977 Most PATs Game: 9 vs. East Tennessee, 1977 8 vs. Maryville, 2011 8 vs. Tennessee State, 2000 8 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1976 8 vs. Morehead State, 1994 8 vs. UT Martin, 2002 Season: 47 in 2012 46 in 2011 42 in 1977 40 in 2013 40 in 2007

Most Field Goals Game: 7 vs. Chattanooga, 1989 4 vs. Western Kentucky., 1980 3 vs. 14 opponents Season: 16 in 1989 Most Points Kicking Game: 22 vs. Chattanooga, 1989 16 vs. Tennessee State, 2011 15 vs. Tennessee State, 2001 14 vs. Western Kentucky, 1980 Season: 75 in 2007 72 in 2004 67 in 1975 65 in 2012

FIRST DOWNS Most First Downs Game: 36 vs. Tennessee State, 2011 32 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1976 31 vs. Tennessee State, 1995 30 vs. Tennessee State, 2001 30 vs. Jacksonville State, 2010 Season: 238 in 2011 227 in 2012 221 in 2004 214 in 2000 214 in 1977 Most First Downs Rushing Game: 25 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1976 18 vs. Austin Peay, 2011 17 vs. UNLV, 1985 17 vs. Morehead State, 1985 Season: 144 in 1972 132 in 1977 118 in 1969 118 in 1971 Most First Downs Passing Game: 20 vs. Tennessee State, 2011 19 vs. SEMO, 2012 17 vs. Tennessee State, 1995 15 vs. Illinois State, 1993 14 vs. Middle Tennessee, 1993 Season: 113 in 2008

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TEAM RECORD BOOK 107 in 1995 105 in 1990 105 in 2004 101 in 2012 101 in 2011 Fewest Total First Downs Half: 0 vs. Middle Tenn., 1983 Game: 4 vs. Western Ky., 1974 Season: 97 in 1960 115 in 2011 116 in 1963 117 in 1972

DEFENSIVE RECORDS FIRST DOWNS Fewest First Downs Rushing Game: 1 vs. five opponents Season: 54 in 1971 56 in 1972 62 in 2004 Fewest First Downs Passing Game: 0 vs. four opponents Season: 41 in 1968 42 in 1975 50 in 1972 50 in 1974

TOTAL OFFENSE Fewest Yards Allowed Total Offense Game: 1 vs. Morehead, 1975 Season: 1,947 in 1975 2,139 in 1972 2,145 in 1961 Fewest Yards Rushing Game: -41 vs. Morehead, 1975 -6 vs. Morehead., 1993 -6 vs. Eastern Illinois, 2011 0 vs. Austin Peay, 1997 Season: 810 in 1975 926 in 1972 1,023 in 1971 Fewest Yards Allowed Passing Game: 7 vs. Eastern Ky, 1994 15 vs. East Tenn., 1974 19 vs. UT Martin, 2000 Season: 538 in 1956 611 in 1959 678 in 1962

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Most Interceptions Made Game: 7 vs. Middle Tenn., 1980 6. vs. SEMO, 2003 5. vs. Lock Haven, 1993 5 vs. Akron, 1982 5 vs. Ark-Pine Bluff, 1987 Season: 30 in 1972 25 in 1969 21 in 1971, 1977, 1981

FUMBLES Most Fumbles Caused Game: 11 vs. Austin Peay, 1991 Season: 41 in 1981 39 in 1976 37 in 1978 Most Fumbles Recovered Game: 5 vs. Austin Peay, 1993 5 vs. Austin Peay, 1991 5 vs. Lock Haven, 1990 5 vs. UT Martin, 1975 5 vs. Eastern Ky., 1973 4 vs. Chattanooga, 1989 4 vs. Middle Tennessee, 1984 Season: 20 in 1962 20 in 1973 20 in 1975 20 in 1977

SACKS / TFLs Most Quarterback Sacks Made Game: 8 vs. SEMO, 1999 8 vs. EKU, 1998 8 vs. EIU, 2010 7 vs. Troy State, 1981 6 vs. UTC, 1989 Season: 47 in 1976 32 in 1998 32 in 1997 30 in 2002 Most Tackles for Loss Made Game:

18 vs. SEMO, 1999 18 vs. EKU, 1998 17 vs. Chattanooga, 1997 16 vs. Austin Peay, 1988 Season: 114 in 2001 109 in 2002 108 in 1998 Most TFL Yards Lost Game: 91 vs. Harding, 2000 83 vs. Austin Peay, 1991 79 vs. UTC, 1989 64 vs. EKU, 1998 Season: 474 in 2001 444 in 1997 438 in 1998

PUNTING Most Punts by Tech Game: 13 vs. Eastern Illinois, 2013 12 vs. Oregon, 2012 12 vs. Louisiana Tech, 1972 12 vs. Western Ky., 1981 11 vs. four opponents Season: 81 in 1973 79 in 2014 79 in 1979 77 in 1974 77 in 1982 Most Yards Punting by Tech Game: 523 vs. UNI, 2014 492 vs. Oregon, 2012 450 vs Wisconsin, 2013 446 vs. Akron, 1985 442 vs. Tenn. State, 1988 Season: 3,359 in 1979 3.442 in 2013 3,279 in 2014 3,018 in 1973 2,933 in 1974 Highest Punting Average Game: 52.6 vs. TSU, 2012 52.5 vs. Eastern Ky., 1985 50.8 vs. Morehead, 1976 50.5 vs. WCU, 1998

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TEAM RECORD BOOK Season: 45.9 in 2013 44.8 in 2012 42.5 in 1979 41.9 in 1998 41.8 in 1986 Most Punts Forced Game: 13 vs. Western Ky., 1974 11 vs. Morehead St., 1993 10 vs. E. Kentucky, 2000 10 vs. Liberty, 1987 Season: 91 in 1975 90 in 1974 Most Punts Returned Game: 7 vs. Tenn. State, 1989 6 vs. Maryville, 2011 6 vs. Ark-Pine Bluff, 1987 6 vs. Middle Tenn., 1971 Season: 40 in 1972 39 in 1975 35 in 1971 35 in 1994 Most Yards Returned Game: 105 vs. Morehead, 1981 90 vs. Ark-Pine Bluff, 1987 90 vs. UT Martin, 2000 83 vs. Maryville, 2011 77 vs. Tennessee State, 2000 Season: 323 in 1992 321 in 2007 301 in 2014 278 in 1997

TURNOVERS Most Turnovers Game: 9 vs. Nicholls State, 1978 8 vs. Tulsa/Murray, 1986 8 vs. Eastern Ill., 2003 7 vs. Eastern Ky., 1983 7 vs. Western Ky., 1967 Season: 41 in 1978 39 in 1982 39 in 1983 Most Turnovers Caused Game: 10 vs. Western Ky., 1972

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7 vs. Middle Tenn., 1980 Season: 49 in 1974 41 in 1977 40 in 1981 Best Turnover Margin Season: +16 in 1981 +12 in 2000 +9 in 1971 +9 in 1972 +8 in 2009 Worst Turnover Margin Season: -20 in 2008 -18 in 1978, 2003, 2007 -16 in 1983, 1986, 1988

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PENALTIES Most Penalties Game: 14 vs. E. Kentucky, 2000 14 vs. Austin Peay, 1982 13 vs. Austin Peay, 2012 13 vs. Morehead St., 1993 13 vs. Middle Tenn., 1983 13 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2010 Season: 88 in 1975 86 in 2012 82 in 2002 78 in 2010 78 in 2011 77 in 1982 Most Yards Penalized Game: 141 vs. East Tenn., 1975 140 vs. E. Kentucky, 2000 127 vs. Morehead St., 1993 Season: 815 in 1975

BRUCE WINNINGHAM

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TOTAL OFFENSE LEADERS 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

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Gordon Mason Jim Ragland Jim Ragland Jim Ragland Paul Whaley Tom Van Tone Dale Swain Larry Schreiber Larry Schreiber Larry Schreiber Roger Hill Jeff Axel Mike Ledford Gary Perdue Gary Perdue Gary Perdue Gary Perdue Jimmy Maynord Kevin Tillman Jimmy Maynord James Aaron Tony Costantine Mark Powers Tony Costantine Brent Fisher Eddie Hayward Brent Fisher Patrick Pope Thomas DeBow Thomas DeBow Bert Browne Randy Beaman Willie Queen Mike Jones Mike Jones Jamie Sander Andre Caballero Andre Caballero Michael Peeples Grant Swallows Grant Swallows Grant Swallows Robert Craft Jason Ballard

866 803 539 1,396 714 1,030 859 1,069 1,251 1,522 677 875 857 923 804 1,136 1,317 1,040 791 889 1,121 1,186 1,069 835 811 1,021 1,384 1,938 1,239 926 2,031 970 1,228 1,921 1,762 1,658 1,329 2,225 1,318 1,293 1,019 2,424 2,362 955

2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Robert Craft Stephen Britton Lee Sweeney Lee Sweeney Lee Sweeney Lee Sweeney Tre Lamb Tre Lamb Tre Lamb Darian Stone Darian Stone Jared Davis Michael Birdsong Andre Sale

2,290 1,533 2,267 1,371 1,548 1,619 1,074 2,555 1,882 1,544 1,424 1,215 2,803 1,450

TOP 10 SEASONS 1. Michael Birdsong (2016) 2. Tre Lamb (2011) 3. Grant Swallows (2001) 4. Robert Craft (2002) 5. Robert Craft (2004) 6. Lee Sweeney (2007) 7. Andre Caballero (1997) 8. Bret Browne (1990) 9. Patrick Pope (1987) 10. Mike Jones (1993)

2,803 2,555 2,424 2,362 2,290 2,267 2,225 2,031 1,938 1,921

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RUSHING LEADERS 1960 - Ralph Broyles, 495 1961 - Ken Fults, 663 1962 - Jack Corbin, 377 1963 - Ron Reeves, 555 1964 - Ron Reeves, 398 1965 - Ron Reeves, 723 1966 - Larry Schreiber, 579 1967 - Larry Schreiber, 1,069 1968 - Larry Schreiber, 1,251 1969 - Larry Schreiber, 1,522 1970 - Roger Hill, 677 1971 - Jeff Axel, 875 1972 - Jeff Axel, 677 1973 - Mike DeRossett, 552 1974 - Terry Johnson, 462 1975 - Jesse Dorsey, 542 1976 - Cecil Fore, 516 1977 - Cecil Fore, 741 1978 - Kevin Tillman, 791 1979 - Ronald Bond, 474 1980 - Marvin McClennon, 623 1981 - Marvin McClennon, 558 1982 - Reggie Bazel, 889 1983 - Allen Lawrence, 456 1984 - Brent Fisher, 354 1985 - Eddie Hayward, 1,021 1986 - Travis Dunlap, 340 1987 - Lorenza Rivers, 975 1988 - James Hird, 466 1989 - Billy Shackelford, 403 1990 - Fred Lowery, 448 1991 - Willie Queen, 568 1992 - Willie Queen, 1,228 1993 - Michael Penix, 1,037 1994 - Michael Penix, 932 1995 - Michael Penix, 1,208 1996 - Brant Billen, 466 1997 - Jerome Tillman, 668 1998 - Nick Solomon, 610 1999 - Jerome Tillman, 598 2000 - Travis Rogers, 809 2001 - Travis Rogers, 514 2002 - Jason Ballard, 1000 2003 - Jason Ballard, 955

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2004 - Trey Bonner, 795 2005 - Anthony Ash, 627 2006 - Anthony Ash, 689 2007 - Derek White, 1,270 2008 - Henry Sailes, 433 2009 - Dontey Gay, 556 2010 - Jacque Crawford, 668 2011 - Dontey Gay, 1,045 2012 - Darian Stone, 553 2013 - Darian Stone, 536 2014 - Darian Stone, 495 2015 - Ladarius Vanlier, 754 2016 - Yeedee Thanerat, 707 2017 - Andrew Goldsmith, 589

TOP 10 SEASONS 1. Larry Schreiber (1969) 2. Derek White (2007) 3. Larry Schreiber (1968) 4. Willie Queen (1992) 5. Michael Penix (1995) 6. Larry Schreiber (1967) 7. Dontey Gay (2011) 8. Michael Penix (1993) 9. Eddie Hayward (1985) 10. Jason Ballard (2002)

1,522 1,270 1,251 1,228 1,208 1,069 1,045 1,037 1,021 1,000

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PASSING LEADERS 1960 - Gordon Mason, 868 1961 - Jim Ragland, 449 1962 - Jim Ragland, 456 1963 - Jim Ragland, 1,135 1964 - Paul Whaley, 569 1965 - Tom Van Tone, 805 1966 - Dale Swain, 654 1967 - Dale Swain, 867 1968 - Rock Horne, 299 1969 - Steve Ailey, 533 1970 - David Fair, 361 1971 - Jim Waddell, 324 1972 - Mike Ledford, 492 1973 - Gary Perdue, 674 1974 - Gary Perdue, 559 1975 - Gary Perdue, 868 1976 - Gary Perdue, 952 1977 - Jimmy Maynord 812 1978 - Milt Jenkins, 602 1979 - Jimmy Maynord, 730 1980 - James Aaron, 1,338 1981 - Tony Costantine, 1,321 1982 - Mark Powers, 1,101 1983 - Tony Costantine, 906 1984 - Tony Costantine, 566 1985 - Brent Fisher, 323 1986 - Brent Fisher, 1,165 1987 - Patrick Pope, 1,541 1988 - Thomas DeBow, 1,213 1989 - Thomas DeBow, 933 1990 - Bert Browne, 2,050 1991 - Randy Beaman, 610 1992 - Randy Beaman, 778 1993 - Mike Jones, 2,000 1994 - Mike Jones, 1,912 1995 - Jamie Sander, 1,738 1996 - Andre Caballero, 971 1997 - Andre Caballero, 1,893 1998 - Michael Peeples, 1,527 1999 - Grant Swallows, 1,140 2000 - Grant Swallows, 1,037 2001 - Grant Swallows, 2,361 2002 - Robert Craft, 2,448 2003 - Robert Craft, 1,009 2004 - Robert Craft 2,385

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2005 - Stephen Britton, 1,514 2006 - Lee Sweeney, 2,292 2007 - Lee Sweeney, 1,453 2008 - Lee Sweeney, 1,644 2009 - Lee Sweeney, 1,768 2010 - Tre Lamb, 974 2011 - Tre Lamb, 2,342 2012 - Tre Lamb, 1872 2013 - Darian Stone, 1,008 2014 - Darian Stone, 929 2015 - Jared Davis, 1,132 2016 - Michael Birdsong, 2,577 2017 - Andre Sale, 1,520

TOP 10 SEASONS 1. Michael Birdsong (2016) 2. Robert Craft (2002) 3. Robert Craft (2004) 4. Grant Swallows (2001) 5. Tre Lamb (2011) 6. Lee Sweeney (2007) 7. Bert Browne (1990) 8. Mike Jones (1993) 9. Mike Jones (1994) 10. Andre Caballero (1997)

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RECEIVING LEADERS 1960 - Tommy Hackler, 37/508 1961 - Rudy Schmittou, 15/277 1962 - Jim Schaffer, 11/184 1963 - Bob Haile, 32/436 1964 - Sammy Scott, 14/147 1965 - Sammy Scott, 19/320 1966 - Terry Parks, 23/267 1967 - David Hudson, 42/492 1968 - Harry Abofs, 20/364 1969 - Jim Bishop, 31/536 1970 - Jim Bishop, 30/355 1971 - Jim Bishop, 15/271 1972 - Tommy Pemberton, 15/323 1973 - David Quay, 28/411 1974 - David Quay, 17/233 1975 - David Quay, 28/387 1976 - Craig Rolle, 38/909 1977 - Craig Rolle, 42/734 1978 - Craig Rolle, 53/878 1979 - Glenn Roberts, 25/344 1980 - Jack Kelley, 35/748 1981 - Reggie Bazel, 31/280 1982 - Jack Kelley, 32/490 1983 - Jack Kelley, 27/419 1984 - Larry Hamrick, 25/369 1985 - Lorenza Rivers, 9/68 1986 - Nate Hooks, 34/443 1987 - Kenneth Gilstrap, 42/729 1988 - Sam Brooks, 23/252 1989 - Sam Brooks, 31/419 1990 - Marshall Hale, 30/690 1991 - Marshall Hale, 27/465 1992 - Glen Puryear, 18/156 1993 - Steve Harris, 25/389 1994 - Brad Perry, 29/262 1995 - Gerald Bentley, 54/616 1996 - Demond Stone, 21/291 1997 - Walter Hill, 55/808 1998 - Walter Hill, 43/555 1999 - Walter Hill, 34/426 2000 - Stevland Sills, 24/373 Tedarrell Scott, 24/219 2001 - Derek Lee, 39/624 2002 - Derek Lee, 36/760 2003 - Derek Lee, 38/383

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2004 - Brent McNeal, 42/565 2005 - Larry Shipp, 50/803 2006 - Larry Shipp, 51/799 2007 - Larry Shipp, 53/900 2008 - Tim Benford, 68/782 2009 - Tim Benford, 33/580 2010 - Tim Benford, 50/812 2011 - Tim Benford, 65/923 2012 - Da’Rick Rogers, 61/893 2013 - Krys Cates, 28/390 2014 - Cody Matthews, 48/670 2015 - Brock McCoin, 61/747 2016 - Dontez Byrd, 74/933 2017 - Dontez Byrd, 78/1,003

TOP 10 SEASONS (Receptions) 1. Dontez Byrd (2017) 2. Dontez Byrd (2016) 3. Tim Benford (2008) 4. Tim Benford (2011) 5. Brock McCoin (2015) 5. Da'Rick Rogers (2012) 7. Walter Hill (1997) 8. Gerald Bentley (1995) 9. Craig Rolle (1978) 9. Larry Shipp (2007)

78 74 68 65 61 61 55 54 53 53

TOP 10 SEASONS (Yards) 1. Dontez Byrd (2017) 2. Dontez Byrd (2016) 3. Tim Benford (2011) 4. Craig Rolle (1976) 5. Larry Shipp (2007) 6. Da'Rick Rogers (2012) 7. Craig Rolle (1978) 8. Tim Benford (2010) 9. Walter Hill (1997) 10. Larry Shipp (2006)

1,003 933 923 909 900 893 878 812 808 799

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SCORING LEADERS 1960 - Ralph Broyles, 30 1961 - Jim Ragland, 34 1962 - Jim Shaeffer, 24 1963 - Ron Reeves, 36 1964 - Paul Whaley, Ron Reeves, 18 1965 - Jim Stamps, 30 1966 - Frank Sorrells, 30 1967 - Larry Schreiber, 54 1968 - Larry Schreiber, 36 1969 - Larry Schreiber, 78 1970 - Butch Gentry, 34 1971 - Jeff Axel, 42 1972 - Butch Gentry, 60 1973 - Murray Cunningham, 35 1974 - Murray Cunningham, 46 1975 - Murray Cunningham, 67 1976 - Murray Cunningham, 50 1977 - Wayne Anderson, 57 1978 - Wayne Anderson, 51 1979 - Wayne Anderson, 23 1980 - Wayne Anderson, 49 1981 - Reggie Bazel, 60 1982 - Reggie Bazel, 44 1983 - Ray Mullican, 29 1984 - Bruce Winningham, 30 1985 - Eddie Hayward, 42 1986 - Ryan Weeks, 34 1987 - Lorenza Rivers, 56 1988 - Ryan Weeks, 36 1989 - Ryan Weeks, 65 1990 - Daniel Gipson, 46 1991 - Daniel Gipson, 61 1992 - Willie Queen, 60 1993 - Daniel Gipson, 49 1994 - Derek Scott, 62 1995 - Michael Penix, 78 1996 - Ryan Kelly, 50 1997 - Casey Roberts, 46 1998 - David Collett, 64 1999 - David Collett, 63 2000 - David Collett, 67 2001 - David Collett, 59 2002 - Jason Ballard, 68 2003 - Jason Ballard, 72 2004 - Josh Foster, 72

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2005 - Josh Foster, 65 2006 - Larry Shipp, 48 2007 - Larry Shipp, 90 2008 - Tim Benford, 60 2009 - Tim Donegan, 42 2010 - Tim Benford, 60 2011 - Dontey Gay, 90 2012 - Zach Sharp, 64 2013 - Zach Sharp, 48 2014 - John Arnold, 60 2015 - John Arnold, 58 2016 - Nick Madonia, 72 2017 - Nick Madonia, 48

TOP 10 SEASONS 1. Dontey Gay (2011) 1. Larry Shipp (2007) 3. Michael Penix (1995) 3. Larry Schreiber (1969) 5. Justin Kraemer (2007) 6. Jason Ballard (2003) 6. Josh Foster (2004) 6. Nick Madonia (2016) 9. Jason Ballard (2002) 10. David Collett (2000) 10. Murray Cunningham (1975)

90 90 78 78 75 72 72 72 68 67 67

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ALL-PURPOSE YARDAGE LEADERS 1960 - Ralph Broyles, 558 1961 - Ken Fults, 663 1962 - Jim Shaeffer, 919 1963 - Jim Whaley, 702 1964 - Roy Sinkovich, 558 1965 - Terry Parks, 947 1966 - Terry Parks, 924 1967 - Larry Schreiber, 1,617 1968 - Larry Schreiber, 1,722 1969 - Larry Schreiber, 1,901 1970 - Roger Hill, 998 1971 - Jeff Axel, 875 1972 - Jeff Axel, 677 1973 - Mike DeRossett, 573 1974 - Lamar Mike, 606 1975 - Craig Rolle, 670 1976 - Craig Rolle, 1,353 1977 - Cecil Fore, 943 1978 - Kevin Tillman, 1,266 1979 - Sam Smith, 518 1980 - Marvin McClennon, 838 1981 - Reggie Bazel, 800 1982 - Reggie Bazel, 1,038 1983 - Jack Kelley, 553 1984 - Mike Beal, 558 1985 - Eddie Hayward, 1,021 1986 - James Coney, 982 1987 - Lorenza Rivers, 1,767 1988 - Kenneth Gilstrap, 818 1989 - Mike Stewart, 916 1990 - Marshall Hale, 1,281 1991 - Marshall Hale, 866 1992 - Willie Queen, 1,299 1993 - Michael Penix, 1,238 1994 - Michael Penix, 1,193 1995 - Michael Penix, 1,335 1996 - Brant Billen, 582 1997 - Jerome Tillman, 1,092 1998 - Nick Solomon, 1,199 1999 - Jerome Tillman, 791 2000 - Nick Solomon, 1,152 2001 - Nick Solomon, 943 2002 - Jason Ballard, 1,096 2003 - Jason Ballard, 1,061 2004 - Trey Bonner, 998

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2005 - Larry Shipp, 883 2006 - Larry Shipp, 1,180 2007 - Larry Shipp, 1,887 2008 - Henry Sailes, 1,230 2009 - Dontey Gay, 833 2010 - Henry Sailes, 833 2011 - Dontey Gay, 1262 2012 - Ladarius Vanlier, 1,065 2013 - Ladarius Vanlier, 1,278 2014 - Ladarius Vanlier, 1,426 2015 - Ladarius Vanlier, 1,623 2016 - Dontez Byrd, 1,626 2017 - Dontez Byrd, 1,190

TOP 10 SEASONS 1. Larry Schreiber (1969) 2. Larry Shipp (2007) 3. Lorenza Rivers (1987) 4. Larry Schreiber (1968) 5. Dontez Byrd (2016) 6. Ladarius Vanlier (2015) 7. Larry Schreiber (1967) 8. Derek White (2007) 9. Ladarius Vanlier (2014) 10. Craig Rolle (1976)

1,901 1,887 1,767 1,722 1,626 1,623 1,617 1,475 1,426 1,353

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TACKLES LEADERS 1972 - Jim Youngblood, 99-57=156 1973 - Dana Winningham, 70-63=133 1974 - Howard Stidham, 71-61=132 1975 - Howard Stidham, 69-39=108 1976 - Joe Jachimowicz, 61-47=108 1977 - Mark Shrum, 54-47=101 1978 - David Hooper, 45-41=86 1979 - Barry Courtney, 47-29=76 1980 - Tony Chatman, 42-42=84 1981 - Tony Chatman, 59-30=89 1982 - Jeff Daughtry, 93-58=151 1983 - Jeff Daughtry, 49-93=142 1984 - Jeff Daughtry, 53-48=101 1985 - Barry Wilmore, 68-75=143 1986 - Bruce Hatfield, 53-36=89 1987 - Thomas Squires, 74-62=136 1988 - Gerald Dossett, 56-47=103 1989 - Gerald Dossett, 65-50=115 1990 - Tim Ford, 56-40=96 1991 - Maurice Draine, 53-31=84 1992 - Maurice Draine, 58-32=90 1993 - Maurice Draine, 48-25=73 1994 - Jeff Moran, 62-23=85 1995 - Jeff Moran, 65-41=106 1996 - Sammy Sanders, 65-61=126 1997 - Sammy Sanders, 36-68=104 1998 - Josh Symonette, 47-61=108 1999 - Chad Evitts, 30-65=95 2000 - Chad Evitts, 48-70=118 2001 - Jameel Brown, 43-55=98 2002 - Daniel Wentzel, 79-53=132 2003 - Daniel Wentzel, 36-69=105 2004 - Tommy Harrison, 26-75=101 2005 - Brandon Fields, 38-45=83 2006 - Aaron Williams, 27-58=85 2007 - Broderick Jamison, 30-77=107 2008 - Corey Reed, 37-93=130 2009 - Dustin Dillehay, 39-39=78 2010 - Kelechi Ordu, 31-59=90 2011 - Austin Tallant, 34-58=92 2012 - Tra’Darius Goff, 29-72=101 2013 - Tra’Darius Goff, 36-65=101 2014 - Marty Jones, 47-66=113 2015 - Tra’Darius Goff, 54-78=132 2016 - Josh Poplar, 40-65=105

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2017 - Aderick Moore, 38-57=95

TOP 10 SEASONS 1. Jim Youngblood (1972) 2. Jeff Daughtry (1982) 3. Barry Wilmore (1985) 4. Jeff Daughtry (1983) 4. Jim Youngblood (1971) 6. Thomas Squires (1987) 7. Dana Winningham (1973) 8. Tra'Darius Goff (2015) 8. Howard Stidham (1974) 8. Daniel Wentzel (2002)

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INTERCEPTIONS LEADERS 1959 - W. J. Shumaker, 5 1960 - Gordon Mason, 4 1961 - John Jenkins, 2 1962 - Jack Corbin, 2 1963 - Jim Whaley, 3 1964 - Jim Whaley, 6 1965 - Jim Whaley, Jerry Cantrell, Andy Odom, 3 1966 - Billy Bastle, 3 1967 - David Francis, Joe Mulvihill, 2 1968 - Joe Mulvihill, Stacy Webb, 2 1969 - Joe Mulvihill, Bill Perkins, 6 1970 - Butch Strickland, 4 1971 - John Fitzpatrick, 6 1972 - John Fitzpatrick, 12 1973 - Dana Winningham, Ronnie Summey, Frank Lynn, 4 1974 - Johnny Tucker, 5 1975 - Brad Gordon, 4 1976 - Johnny Tucker, 10 1977 - Greg Bauer, 6 1978 - Greg Bauer, Danny White, 3 1979 - Greg Bauer, Greg Hamilton, 4 1980 - Tony Chatman, Rod Demps, 2 1981 - Tony Panebianco, 7 1982 - Billy Blaylock, Danny Crooks, 6 1983 - Danny Crooks, Greg Maysonet, 3 1984 - Billy Stover, Willie Thompson, 4 1985 - Tim Maybin, 5 1986 - Jimmy Isom, Tim Maybin, 3 1987 - Jimmy Isom, 5 1988 - Frankie Bankhead, Norman Drake, 1 1989 - Felix Parham, 5 1990 - Alfonzo Alexander, Felix Parham, Kevin Smith, 2

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1991 - Marrio Thomas, 5 1992 - Kevin Jackson, Ted Lockerby, Andrew Mathis, Mike Stewart, George Thompson, 2 1993 - Brad Simmons, 3 1994 - Robert Taylor, 5 1995 - Robert Taylor, 6 1996 - Robert Taylor, 9 1997 - Corey Chamblin, Chad Evitts, Trent McNaull, 2 1998 - Chad Evitts, 3 1999 - Troy Grant, 4 2000 - Jahi Henley, 4 2001 - James Robinson, 3 2002 - Jesse Rivers, 2 2003 - Brandon Shelby, 3 2004 - Brandon Shelby, 5 2005 - Brandon Fields, Anthony James, 3 2006 - Maurice Smith, 4 2007 - Taron Ryce, Broderick Jamison, Maurice Smith, 2 2008 - Justin Vann, 2 2009 - Richmond Tooley, Dustin Dillehay, 3 2010 - Marty Jones, 4 2011 - Corey Watson, 3 2012 - Seven players, 1 2013 - Bill Dillard, Marty Jones, Austin Tallant, 2 2014 - Marty Jones, 4 2015 - Maleek Hall, Daniel Pierce, Anthony Flemister, Chris Moore, 1 2016 - Maleek Hall, 2 2017 - Clay Davis, 3

TOP 10 SEASONS 1. John Fitzpatrick (1972) 2. Johnny Tucker (1976) 3. Robert Taylor (1996) 4. Tony Paneblanco (1981) 5. Greg Bauer (1977) 5. Billy Blaylock (1982) 5. Danny Crooks (1982) 5. John Fitzpatrick (1971) 5. Joe Mulvihill (1969) 5. Bill Perkins (1969) 5. Robert Taylor (1995) 5. Jim Whaley (1964)

12 10 9 7 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6

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CAREER LEADERS TOTAL OFFENSE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Lee Sweeney (2006-09) Robert Craft (2001-04) Tre Lamb (2009-12) Grant Swallows (1998-01) Larry Schreiber (1966-69) Darian Stone (2011-14) Gary Perdue (1973-76) Mike Jones (1991-94) Michael Penix (1992-95) Andre Caballero (1996-97)

YARDS RECEIVING 6,805 5,757 5,621 4,800 4,421 4,404 4,180 4,001 3,463 3,196

Lee Sweeney (2006-09) Robert Craft (2001-04) Tre Lamb (2009-12) Grant Swallows (1998-01) Mike Jones (1991-94) Tony Constantine (1980-84) Andre Caballero (1996-97) Gary Perdue (1973-76) Michael Peeples (1997-00) Darian Stone (2011-14)

7,157 6,032 5,301 4,634 4,321 3,599 3,222 3,053 2,893 2,753

RUSHING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Larry Schreiber (1966-69) Michael Penix (1992-95) Willie Queen (1991-94) Derek White (2003-07) Jason Ballard (2000-03) Dontey Gay (2008-11) Reggie Bazel (1979-82) Nick Solomon (1998-01) Cecil Fore (1975-78) Jerome Tillman (1997-99) Tim Benford (2008-11) Larry Shipp (2004-07) Dontez Byrd (2016-17) Walter Hill (1996-99) Craig Rolle (1975-78) Derek Lee (2000-03) Brent McNeal (2003-06) Gerald Bentley (1992-95) Cody Matthews (2011-14) Jack Kelley (1979-83)

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3,097 2,950 2,813 2,125 1,962 1,936 1,759 1,683 1,683 1,668

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Larry Schreiber (1966-69) Ladarius Vanlier (2012-15) Larry Shipp (2004-07) Michael Penix (1992-95) Nick Solomon (1998-01) Derek White (2003-07) Henry Sailes (2007-10) Dontey Gay (2008-11) Willie Queen (1991-94) Tim Benford (2008-11)

5,925 5,392 4,938 4,055 3,802 3,749 3,589 3,354 3,215 3,116

10. Norman Drake (1988-91)

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INTERCEPTIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9.

Robert Taylor (1993-96) John Fitzpatrick (1969-72) Johnny Tucker (1973-76) Greg Bauer (1976-79) Greg Hamilton (1976-79) Marty Jones (2009-14) Danny Crooks (1982-85) Jim Whaley (1963-65) Brandon Shelby (2001-04) Joe Mulvihill (1967-69)

22 21 18 17 14 12 12 12 11 11

SCORING 4,421 3,463 2,972 2,948 2,315 2,219 1,986 1,932 1,850 1,781

RECEPTIONS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.

Tim Benford (2008-11) Larry Shipp (2004-07) Craig Rolle (1975-78) Walter Hill (1996-99) Derek Lee (2000-03) Dontez Byrd (2016-17) Jack Kelley (1979-83) Ken Gilstrap (1985-88) Marshall Hale (1988-91) Anton Thomison (2000-03)

ALL-PURPOSE YARDS

PASSING 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

216 195 152 148 146 129 111 111 110 103

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 8. 9. 10.

David Collett (1998-2001) Josh Foster (2001-2005) Michael Penix (1992-95) Murray Cunningham (1973-76) Daniel Gipson (1990-93) Larry Shipp (2004-07) Larry Schreiber (1966-69) Ryan Weeks (1986-89) Zach Sharp (2011-14) Derek White (2003-07) Wayne Anderson (1977-80)

252 200 198 198 196 192 192 190 185 180 180

TOTAL TACKLES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Jim Youngblood (1969-72) Jeff Daughtry (1981-84) Tra'Darius Goff (2011-15) Tony Plavich (1972-75) Marty Jones (2009-14) Austin Tallant (2011-14) Josh Symonette (1996-99) Bruce Hatfield (1984-87) Maurice Smith (2005-08)

476 473 373 364 356 354 349 348 336

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LONGEST PLAYS Longest Run From Scrimmage Yards Player 92* Michael Penix vs. Murray State, 1994 89* Lorenza Rivers vs. Chattanooga, 1987 88* Larry Schreiber vs. Middle Tennessee, 1967 87* Derek White vs. UT Martin 2003 87* Jerome Tillman vs. Middle Tennessee, 1997 85* Patrick Pope vs. Austin Peay, 1985 84* Radir Annoor vs. UNI, 2014 80* Patrick Pope vs. Liberty, 1987 76* Jack Kelley vs. Morehead State, 1980 75* Willie Queen vs. Murray State, 1993 75* Eddie Hayward vs. Tennessee State, 1985 74* Darian Stone vs. Maryville, 2011 74 Willie Queen vs. Murray State, 1991 72* Michael Penix vs. Southeast Missouri, 1992 72* Lorenza Rivers vs. Morehead State, 1987 72* Cameron Kirnes vs. Eastern Illinois, 2005 72 Lorenza Rivers vs. Youngstown State, 1987 71 Henry Sailes vs. Tennessee State, 2007 71* Brant Billen vs. Middle Tennessee, 1997 71 Jesse Dorsey vs. Eastern Illinois, 1975 Longest Pass Completion Yards Player 87* Grant Swallows to Tony Fragale vs. W. Kentucky, 1999 86* Brent McNeal to Antonio Minor vs. E. Illinois, 2004 85* Rock Horne to Harry Abofs vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1968 85* Gordon Mason to Rudy Schmittou vs. MTSU, 1960 82% Robert Craft to Ronnie Sidler vs. Murray, 2002 82* Randy Beaman to Marshall Hale vs. APSU, 1991 80* Andre Caballero to Walter Hill vs. Eastern Illinois, 1996 80* Tony Costantine to Larry Hamrick vs. ETSU, 1981 80 Grant Swallows to Steveland Sills vs. Murray State, 2000 79* Darian Stone to Ryan Tilghman vs. UT Martin, 2012 78* Lee Sweeney to Henry Sailes vs. Austin Peay, 2008 78* Robert Craft to Derek White vs. UT Martin, 2004 78* Bert Browne to Marshall Hale vs. Western Ky., 1990 78* James Aaron to Jack Kelley vs. Morehead State, 1980 77* Tre Lamb to Adam Urbano vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2012

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73* 73 72* 72* 72 71* 71* 71* 70

Robert Craft to Derek Lee vs. Valparaiso, 2002 Robert Craft to Anton Thomison vs. No. Illinois, 2003 Tre Lamb to Tim Benford vs. UT Martin, 2011 Patrick Pope to Ken Gilstrap vs. Morehead State, 1987 Mike Jones to Brad Perry vs. Tennessee State, 1993 Tre Lamb to Tim Benford vs. Maryville. 2011 Mike Jones to Willie Queen vs. Tennessee State, 1994 Thomas DeBow to Ken Gilstrap vs. E. Carolina, 1988 Michael Peeples to Nick Solomon vs. SEMO, 1998

Longest Punt Return Yards Player 87* Joe Lancaster vs. Howard, 1950 79* Marshall Hale vs. Ohio, 1991 74* Kendall Taylor vs. Morehead State, 1981 74* Jim Whaley vs. Morehead State, 1963 72* Mike Stewart vs. Southeast Missouri, 1992 Longest Kickoff Return Yards Player 100* Dickie Fulton vs. East Tennessee, 1973 100* Dontez Byrd vs. Mercer, 2016 99* Lorenza Rivers vs. Youngstown State, 1987 97* Larry Shipp vs. Concordia, 2007 96* Lamar Mike vs. East Tennessee, 1976 95* Jim Schaeffer vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1961 94* Ladarius Vanlier vs. Murray State, 2012 90* Larry Schreiber vs. Middle Tennessee, 1967 90* Mike Vise vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1977 Longest Interception Return Yards Player 98* Joshua Symonette vs. Austin Peay, 1997 96* Robert Taylor vs. Southeast Missouri, 1995 92* Robert Taylor vs. Samford, 1995 92* Chip Holmes vs. Austin Peay, 1989 91* John Deathridge vs. East Tennessee, 1975 90* Mike Stewart vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1990 78 David McMahan vs. Tennessee State, 2003 78* John Fitzpatrick vs. East Tennessee, 1972 72 Brandon Shelby vs Tennessee State, 2003 Longest Punt Yards Player 86 Justin Kraemer vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2007 86 Andy Dorsey vs. Eastern Illinois, 1998 85 Carl Heinzig vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1975 84 Jon Mahan vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2007 75 Scott Meadows vs. Morehead State, 1983 73 Jon Mahan vs. Jacksonville State, 2005

73 71 71 69 68 68 67 67

Steve Davis vs. Middle Tennessee, 1977 Mark Pemberton vs. Morehead State, 1980 Steve Davis vs. Middle Tennessee, 1979 Jason Lennartz vs. Eastern Illinois, 2009 Tracy Graham vs. Austin Peay, 1988 Scott Meadows vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1985 Chad Brummitt vs. UT Martin, 1992 Tom Pemberton vs. Youngstown State, 1974

Longest Field Goal Attempted Yards Player 61 Ray Mullican vs. Middle Tennessee, 1983 60 David Collett vs. Fayetteville State, 2001 60 Murray Cunningham vs. Murray State, 1973 57 Derek Scott vs. Tennessee State, 1994 Longest Field Goal Made Yards Player 57 Nick Madonia vs. Tennessee State, 2017 53 Ryan Weeks vs. Morehead State, 1989 53 Murray Cunningham vs. W. Kentucky, 1974 51 Justin Kraemer vs. SE Missouri, 2008 51 Justin Kraemer vs. Murray State, 2007 51 Josh Foster vs. Lambuth, 2005 51 Ryan Weeks vs. Tennessee State, 1989 51 Bruce Winningham vs. Akron, 1984 51 Murray Cunningham vs. Eastern Illinois, 1975 51 John Swords vs. Austin Peay, 1966 50 Ryan Weeks vs. Austin Peay, 1989 Longest Scoring Play Yards Player 100 Dontez Byrd kick return vs. Mercer, 2016 100 Dickie Fulton kick return vs. East Tennessee, 1973 99 Lorenza Rivers kick return vs. Youngstown State, 1987 98 Joshua Symonette int. return vs. Austin Peay, 1997 97 Larry Shipp kick return vs. Concordia, 2007 96 Robert Taylor int. return vs. SEMO., 1995 96 Lamar Mike kick return vs. East Tennessee, 1976 95 Jim Schaeffer kick return vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1961 94 Ladarius Vanlier kick return vs. Murray State, 2012 92 Robert Taylor int. return vs. Samford, 1995 92 Michael Penix run vs. Murray State, 1994 92 Chip Homes int. return vs. Austin Peay, 1989 91 John Deathridge int. return vs. ETSU, 1975 90 Mike Stewart int. return vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1990 90 Mike Vise kick return vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1977 90 Larry Schreiber kick return vs. MTSU, 1967

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100+ RUSHING YARD GAMES 261 255 235 219 215 213 208 203 194 192 190 187 185 184 180 179 178 176 173 171 170 164

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Michael Penix vs. Southeast Missouri, 1993 Larry Schreiber vs. NW Louisiana, 1969 Travis Rogers vs. Western Carolina, 2000 Larry Schreiber vs. Austin Peay, 1969 Larry Schreiber vs. Murray State, 1969 Derek White vs. Cumberland, 2007 Trey Bonner vs. Chattanooga, 2004 Michael Penix vs. Morehead State, 1995 Larry Schreiber vs. Chattanooga, 1969 Derek White vs. Concordia, 2007 Dontey Gay vs. Austin Peay, 2011 Larry Schreiber vs. Murray State, 1967 Darian Stone vs. UT Martin, 2012 Michael Penix vs. Morehead State, 1994 Randy Beaman vs. UT Martin, 1991 Reggie Bazel vs. Austin Peay, 1982 Jeff Axel vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1971 Jason Ballard vs. UT Martin, 2002 Larry Schreiber vs. Austin Peay, 1968 Willie Queen vs. Murray State, 1991 Lorenza Rivers vs. Morehead State, 1987 Michael Penix vs. Samford, 1995 Travis Rogers vs. Murray State, 2000 Derek White vs. Murray State, 2007 Lorenza Rivers vs. Murray State, 1987 Michael Penix vs. Murray State, 1994 Lorenza Rivers vs. Chattanooga, 1987 Willie Queen vs. Austin Peay, 1992 Larry Schreiber vs. Middle Tennessee, 1967 Larry Schreiber vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1969 Reggie Bazel vs. Morehead State, 1979 Ronald Bond vs. Middle Tennessee, 1979 Yeedee Thanerat vs. Tennessee State, 2016

162 160 158 156 155 154 153 152 150 149 148 147 146 145 144 141 140 139 138

Derek White vs UT Martin, 2003 Michael Penix vs. Tennessee State, 1995 Michael Penix vs. UT Martin, 1995 Adam Urbano vs. Hampton, 2012 Larry Schreiber vs. NW Louisiana, 1968 Jerome Tillman vs. Samford, 1999 Dontey Gay vs. Maryville, 2011 Anthony Ash vs. Lambuth, 2005 Brant Billen vs. Middle Tennessee, 1997 Michael Penix vs. Southeast Missouri, 1995 Nick Solomon vs. Western Carolina, 1998 Willie Queen vs. Tennessee State, 1992 Larry Schreiber vs. Western Kentucky, 1969 Willie Queen vs. Lock Haven, 1992 Jason Ballard vs. Murray State, 2003 Derek White vs Murray State, 2003 Michael Penix vs. Samford, 1994 Eddie Hayward vs. Nevada-Las Vegas, 1985 Larry Schreiber vs. Middle Tennessee, 1968 Cecil Fore vs. Murray State, 1978 Trey Bonner vs. Valparaiso, 2002 Dontey Gay vs. Southeast Missouri, 2011 Derek White vs. Gardner-Webb, 2004 Eddie Hayward vs. Tennessee State, 1985 Larry Schreiber vs. Arkansas State, 1968 Willie Queen vs. Murray State, 1992 Willie Queen vs. Tennessee State, 1994 Ladarius Vanlier vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2014 Marvin McClennon vs. Austin Peay, 1980 Trey Bonner vs. UT Martin, 2004 Jerome Tillman vs. Middle Tennessee, 1997 Willie Queen vs. Illinois State, 1993 Michael Penix vs. Morehead State, 1993 Jeff Axel vs. Morehead State, 1971

137 136 135 134 133 132 130 129 128 127 126 125 123 122 121 120 119

Adam Urbano vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2011 Lamar Mike vs. Austin Peay, 1977 Michael Penix vs. Middle Tennessee, 1993 Randy Beaman vs. Southeast Missouri, 1991 Ronald Bond vs. Cameron, 1979 Cameron Kirnes vs. Eastern Illinois, 2005 Marshall Williams vs. Middle Tennessee, 1977 Willie Queen vs. Murray State, 1993 Roger Hill vs. Middle Tennessee, 1969 Darian Stone vs. Austin Peay, 2014 Oscar Bonds vs. Fayetteville, 2001 Jeff Axel vs. Murray State, 1971 Patrick Pope vs. Murray State, 1985 Larry Schreiber vs. Western Kentucky, 1968 Jocque Crawford vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2010 Marvin McClennon vs. Murray State, 1981 Jerome Tillman vs. Southeast Missouri, 1999 Jocque Crawford vs. Eastern Illinois 2010 Allen Lawrence vs. Morehead State, 1983 Dontey Gay vs. Southeast Missouri, 2009 Larry Schreiber vs. Morehead State, 1967 Jason Ballard vs. Chattanooga, 2002 Adam Urbano vs. North Greenville, 2012 Willie Queen vs. Lock Haven, 1993 Nick Solomon vs. Tennessee State, 2001 Sylvester Gregory vs. Morehead State, 1984 Andrew Goldsmith vs. Eastern Illinois, 2017 Jason Ballard vs. Eastern Illinois, 2002 Darian Stone vs. Eastern Illinois, 2012 Adam Urbano vs. Murray State, 2011 Terry Johnson vs. Appalachian State, 1974

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Lorenza Rivers vs. Youngstown State, 1987 Ron Reeves vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1965 Jason Ballard vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2003 Trey Bonner vs. Chattanooga, 2005 Jason Ballard vs. Tennessee State, 2002 Yeedee Thanerat vs. Murray State, 2016 Derek White vs. Samford, 2006 Nick Solomon vs. Eastern Illinois, 2000 Eddie Hayward vs. Morehead State, 1985 Jeff Axel vs. Murray State, 1972 Terry Parks vs. Western Kentucky, 1966 Jason Ballard vs. Chattanooga, 2003 Derek White vs. UT Martin, 2007 Brock McCoin vs. Austin Peay, 2015 Terry Johnson vs. Middle Tennessee, 1971 Henry Sailes vs. Southeast Missouri, 2008 Brant Billen vs. UT Martin, 1996 Michael Penix vs. Southeast Missouri, 1994 Willie Queen vs. Morehead State, 1991 Patrick Pope vs. Liberty, 1987 Reggie Bazel vs. Murray State, 1982 Cecil Fore vs. Austin Peay, 1977 Eddie Hayward vs. Murray State, 1985 Jason Ballard vs. Southeast Missouri, 2002 Willie Queen vs. Murray State, 1994 Lamar Mike vs. E. Tennessee, 1977 Terry Parks vs. Western Kentucky, 1965 Anthony Ash vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2006 Darryl Robinson vs. Morehead State, 1973 Jeff Axel vs. Western Kentucky, 1973 Larry Schreiber vs. Morehead State, 1969 Jason Ballard vs. Southeast Missouri, 2003 Larry Schreiber vs. Murray State, 1968

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Dontey Gay vs. Iowa, 2011 Cameron Kirnes vs. Southeast Missouri, 2005 Willie Queen vs. Morehead State, 1992 Fred Lowery vs. Murray State, 1989 Anthony Ash vs. Eastern Illinois, 2006 Larry Schreiber vs. Arkansas State, 1969 Larry Schreiber vs. Chattanooga, 1967 Mike Stewart vs. Samford, 1989 Eddie Hayward vs. Youngstown State, 1985 Larry Schreiber vs. Chattanooga, 1968 Larry Schreiber vs. East Tennessee, 1968 Derek White vs. Samford, 2007 Anthony Ash vs. Samford, 2005 Jerome Tillman vs. Kentucky Wesleyan, 1998 Jerome Tillman vs. UT Martin, 1998 Jason Ballard vs. UT Martin, 2003 Derek White vs. UT Martin, 2004 Nick Solomon vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2000 Willie Queen vs. Southeast Missouri, 1992 Cecil Fore vs. Murray State, 1977 Darian Stone vs. Austin Peay, 2012 Dontey Gay vs. Murray State, 2009 Anthony Ash vs. Samford, 2006 Cameron Kirnes vs. Samford, 2005 Roger Hill vs. UT Martin, 1970 Larry Schreiber vs. East Tennessee, 1969 Nick Solomon vs. Murray, 1999 Michael Penix vs. Lock Haven, 1994 Billy Shackelford vs. Samford, 1989 Ron Reeves vs. Morehead State, 1965 Lorenza Rivers vs. Youngstown State, 1985 Andrew Goldsmith vs. Tennessee State, 2017 John Webb vs. Murray State, 1989

Michael Penix, TB Derek White, TB Jason Ballard, TB Dontey Gay, RB Eddie Hayward, FB Jeff Axel, FB Jerome Tillman, TB Nick Solomon, TB Lorenza Rivers, TB Anthony Ash, RB Adam Urbano, RB Darian Stone, QB Trey Bonner, TB Terry Parks, RB Reggie Bazel, FB Ron Reeves, FB Cameron Kirnes, RB Cecil Fore, RB Jocques Crawford, RB Ronald Bond, FB Marvin McClennon, TB Roger Hill, RB Terry Johnson, RB Yeedee Thanerat, RB Andrew Goldsmith, RB

13 11 11 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

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200+ PASSING YARD GAMES 481 437 412 410 367 348 346 339 336 333 329 327 324 322 321 318 312 305 304 302 301 299 297 294 291 284 283 282 281 280 278 277 276 274 273 271 269 267 266 265 264 262

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Tre Lamb vs. Southeast Missouri, 2012 Lee Sweeney vs. Southeast Missouri, 2006 Grant Swallows vs. Jacksonville State, 2001 Robert Craft vs. Jacksonville State, 2002 Lee Sweeney vs. Samford, 2007 Tre Lamb vs. Tenn. State, 2011 Jamie Sander vs. Tennessee State, 1995 Tre Lamb vs. Hampton, 2012 James Aaron vs. UT Martin, 1980 Robert Craft vs. Eastern Illinois, 2002 Grant Swallows vs. Eastern Illinois, 2001 Michael Birdsong vs. E. Kentucky, 2016 Lee Sweeney vs. Austin Peay, 2008 John Conrad McCrary vs. Tenn. State, 2005 Robert Craft vs. Northern Illinois, 2003 Patrick Pope vs. Morehead State, 1987 Bert Browne vs. Morehead State, 1990 Lee Sweeney vs. UT Martin, 2009 Jared Davis vs. Houston, 2015 Lee Sweeney vs. Tennessee State, 2006 Andre Sale vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2017 Lee Sweeney vs. Eastern Illinois, 2007 Jared Davis vs. Mercer, 2015 Jamie Sander vs. Austin Peay, 1995 Andre Sale vs. Kennesaw State, 2017 Michael Birdsong vs. Eastern Illinois, 2016 Tre Lamb vs. Central Arkansas, 2011 (FCS Playoffs) Robert Craft vs. Jacksonville State, 2004 Tre Lamb vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2012 Tre Lamb vs. Southeast Missouri, 2011 Robert Craft vs. Gardner-Webb, 2004 Grant Swallows vs. SE Missouri, 2001 Robert Craft vs. UT Martin, 2004 Tony Costantine vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1980 Michael Birdsong vs. Austin Peay, 2016 Tre Lamb vs. Murray State, 2012 Mike Jones vs. Illinois State, 1993 Michael Birdsong vs. Murray State, 2016 Darian Stone vs. UT Martin, 2012 Robert Craft vs. Chattanooga, 2003 Mark Powers vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1983 Tre Lamb vs. North Greenville, 2012 Michael Birdsong vs. UT Martin, 2016 Cass Barnes vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2010 Cass Barnes vs. Jacksonville State, 2010 Robert Craft vs. Southeast Missouri, 2004 Mike Jones vs. Austin Peay, 1994 Robert Craft vs. Valparaiso, 2002 James Aaron vs. NE Missouri, 1980 Robert Craft vs. VMI, 2004 Bert Browne vs. Western Kentucky, 1990 Jared Davis vs. Murray State, 2015 Lee Sweeney vs. Gardner-Webb, 2006

256 251 249 246 245 242 241 240 239 238 237 234 232 231 229 228 227 225 224 223 222 220 219 218 216 215 214 213 212 211 207 206 204 203 202

Robert Craft vs. Bowling Green, 2002 Lee Sweeney vs. Murray State, 2006 Grant Swallows vs. Tennessee State, 2001 Tony Costantine vs. Western Kentucky, 1981 Tre Lamb vs. Southeast Missouri, 2010 Darian Stone vs. Austin Peay, 2012 Andre Caballero vs. Eastern Illinois, 1997 Mike Jones vs. Lock Haven, 1994 Mike Jones vs. Middle Tennessee, 1993 Mike Jones vs. Tennessee State, 1993 Tre Lamb vs. Eastern Illinois, 2011 Grant Swallows vs. Western Kentucky, 1999 Michael Birdsong vs. Mercer, 2016 Andre Sale vs. Ball State, 2017 Robert Craft vs. Samford, 2004 Bert Browne vs. Ohio, 1990 Bert Browne vs. Middle Tennessee, 1989 Mark Powers vs. UT Martin, 1982 Lee Sweeney vs. Austin Peay, 2009 Lee Sweeney vs. Samford, 2006 Bert Browne vs. Tennessee State, 1990 Patrick Pope vs. Abilene Christian, 1987 Thomas DeBow vs. Liberty, 1988 Lee Sweeney vs. Southeast Missouri, 2008 Jamie Sander vs. Murray State, 1995 Tony Costantine vs. Youngstown State, 1983 Tre Lamb vs. UT Martin, 2011 Stephen Britton vs. Chattanooga, 2005 Grant Swallows vs. Murray State, 2000 Grant Swallows vs. Western Kentucky, 1999 Darian Stone vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2014 Thomas DeBow vs. Samford, 1988 Mike Jones vs. Lock Haven, 1993 Andre Sale vs. Western Illinois, 2017 Tre Lamb vs. Maryville, 2011 Grant Swallows vs. Murray State, 2001 Mike Jones vs. Southeast Missouri, 1994 Lee Sweeney vs. Eastern Illinois, 2008 Andre Caballero vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1997 Darian Stone vs. Southeast Missouri, 2014 Michael Birdsong vs. Wofford, 2016 Andre Caballero vs. UT Martin, 1997 Lee Sweeney vs. Cumberland, 2007 Michael Peeples vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1998 Grant Swallows vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2001 Grant Swallows vs. Harding, 2000 Stephen Britton vs. Murray State, 2005 Milt Jenkins vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1977 Tre Lamb vs. UT Martin, 2010 Joey Bailey vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2003 Brock McCoin vs. Austin Peay, 2015 Robert Craft vs. Eastern Illinois, 2004 Cass Barnes vs. Murray State, 2010 Grant Swallows vs. UT Martin, 2001

All players with 200-yard passing games Robert Craft 13 Lee Sweeney 13 Tre Lamb 13 Grant Swallows 10 Michael Birdsong 7 Mike Jones 7 Andre Caballero 5 Bert Browne 5 Darian Stone 4 Andre Sale 4 Jamie Sander 3 Tony Costantine 3 Cass Barnes 3 Patrick Pope 2 James Aaron 2 Mike Peeples 2 Thomas DeBow 2 Five players 1

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100+ RECEIVING YARD GAMES 303 264 262 206 198 191 183 178 177 171 170 169 164 159 156 153 146 144 141 139 136 135 132 131 130 128 127 126 125 124 123 122 121 120 119 117 116

Da’Rick Rogers vs. SE Missouri, 2012 Brock McCoin vs. Houston, 2015 Kenneth Gilstrap vs. Morehead State, 1987 Craig Rolle vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1977 Dontez Byrd vs. Murray State, 2016 Larry Shipp vs. Samford, 2007 Derek Lee vs. Valparaiso, 2002 Anton Thomison vs. Jacksonville, 2002 Tim Benford vs. Southeast Missouri, 2010 Cody Matthews vs. Austin Peay, 2014 Ryan Nichols vs. VMI, 2004 Dontez Byrd vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2017 Larry Shipp vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2007 Tim Benford vs. UT Martin, 2009 Anton Thomison vs Northern Illinois, 2003 Larry Shipp vs. Chattanooga, 2005 Larry Shipp vs. Southeast Missouri, 2006 Kenneth Gilstrap vs. Abilene Christian, 1987 Walter Hill vs. UT Martin, 1999 Rudy Schmittou vs. Ft. Campbell, 1961 Craig Rolle vs. Eastern Illinois, 1976 Jim Bishop vs. Middle Tennessee, 1969 Jack Kelley vs. UT Martin, 1980 Jack Kelley vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1983 Kenneth Gilstrap vs. Akron, 1986 Derek Lee vs. Bowling Green, 2002 Tim Benford vs. Maryville, 2011 Antonio Robinson vs. Austin Peay, 2009 Craig Rolle vs. Middle Tennessee, 1976 Tony Fragale vs. Western Kentucky, 1999 Brock McCoin vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2014 Craig Rolle vs. Morehead State, 1978 Walter Hill vs. Eastern Illinois, 1997 Derek Lee vs. UT Martin, 2001 Dontez Byrd vs. Eastern Illinois, 2017 Sam Brooks vs. Ohio, 1990 Tim Benford vs. Eastern Illinois, 2011 Ryan Tilghman vs. UT Martin, 2012 Tim Benford vs. Austin Peay, 2008 Marshall Hale vs. Tennessee State, 1990 Craig Rolle vs. Furman, 1976 Jack Kelley vs. Western Kentucky, 1980 Derek Lee vs. Eastern Illinois, 2002 Tim Benford vs. Tennessee State, 2011 Tim Benford vs. Tennessee State, 2009 Tim Benford vs. UT Martin, 2010 Dontez Byrd vs. Tennessee, 2016 Larry Shipp vs. Southeast Missouri, 2005 Larry Shipp vs. Samford, 2006 Brock McCoin vs. Southeast Missouri, 2014 Cody Matthews vs. Murray State, 2012 Walter Hill vs. Eastern Illinois, 1996 Jack Kelley vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1980 Larry Shipp vs. Tennessee State, 2005 Tim Benford vs. Murray State, 2011

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Dontez Byrd vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2016 Derek Lee vs. Eastern Illinois, 2001 Derek Lee vs. Jacksonville State, 2001 Craig Rolle vs. Murray State, 1976 Tim Benford vs. Jacksonville State, 2010 Craig Rolle vs. Nicholls State, 1978 Derek White vs. UT Martin, 2004 Marshall Hale vs. Morehead State, 1990 Craig Rolle vs. Western Kentucky, 1976 Kendall Taylor vs. Western Kentucky, 1981 Dontez Byrd vs. Tennessee State, 2016 Dontez Byrd vs. Tennessee State, 2017 Walter Hill vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1997 Sam Brooks vs. Morehead State, 1990 Bubba Griffin vs. Austin Peay, 1981 Craig Rolle vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1978 Marshall Hale vs. Morehead State, 1989 Dontez Byrd vs. Kennesaw State, 2017 Anton Thomison vs. Chattanooga, 2002 Jack Kelley vs. Middle Tennessee, 1980 Larry Hamrick vs. Austin Peay, 1984 Brock McCoin vs. Murray State, 2015 Anton Thomison vs. SE Missouri, 2001 Stevland Sills vs. Murray State, 2000 Nate Hooks vs. Austin Peay, 1986 David Hudson vs. Morehead State, 1967 Walter Hill vs. Tennessee State, 1997 Jack Kelley vs. NE Missouri, 1980 Trey Bonner vs. Jacksonville State, 2004 Derek Lee vs. Memphis, 2003 Gerald Bentley vs. Austin Peay, 1995 Gerald Bentley vs. Murray State, 1995 Harry Abofs vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1968 Dontey Gay vs. Southeast Missouri, 2011 Kenneth Gilstrap vs. Tulsa, 1986 Larry Shipp vs. Murray State, 2005 Steve Harris vs. Illinois State, 1993 Marshall Hale vs. Western Kentucky, 1990 Sammy Scott vs. Chattanooga, 1965

All players with 100-yard games Tim Benford Larry Shipp Craig Rolle Dontez Byrd Derek Lee Jack Kelley Marshall Hale Brock McCoin Ken Gilstrap Cody Matthews 15 players

10 9 9 8 7 6 4 4 4 2 1

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200+ ALL-PURPOSE YARD GAMES 312 303 301 299 294 291 282 278 272 264 262 261 260 255 253 249 247 237 232 230 229 227 225 224 220 219 218 217 216 216 215 207 206 204 203 201 200

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Larry Schreiber vs. NW Louisiana, 1969 Da’Rick Rogers vs. SE Missouri, 2012 Larry Shipp vs. Samford, 2007 Larry Schreiber vs. Western Kentucky, 1969 Larry Shipp vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2007 Ladarius Vanlier vs. Murray State, 2012 Michael Penix vs. Southeast Missouri, 1993 Larry Schreiber vs. Middle Tennessee, 1967 Ladarius Vanlier vs. Austin Peay, 2015 Ladarius Vanlier vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2014 Travis Rogers vs. Western Carolina, 2000 Kenneth Gilstrap vs. Morehead State, 1987 Dontez Byrd vs. Tennessee, 2016 Lorenza Rivers vs. Abilene Christian, 1987 Michael Penix vs. Morehead State, 1994 Brock McCoin vs. Houston, 2015 Nick Solomon vs. Eastern Illinois, 2000 Dontey Gay vs. Southeast Missouri, 2011 Lorenza Rivers vs. Youngstown State, 1987 Trey Bonner vs. Chattanooga, 2004 Willie Queen vs. Tennessee State, 1994 Gerald Bentley vs. Marshall, 1995 Dontez Byrd vs Mercer, 2016 Lorenza Rivers vs. Murray State, 1987 Michael Penix vs. Morehead State, 1995 Henry Sailes vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2010 Larry Schreiber vs. Austin Peay, 1969 Larry Schreiber vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1969 Larry Schreiber vs. Murray State, 1967 Derek White vs. UT Martin, 2004 Gerald Bentley vs. Austin Peay, 1995 Craig Rolle vs. Western Kentucky, 1976 Larry Shipp vs. Cumberland, 2007 Derek White vs. Murray State, 2003 Larry Schreiber vs. Middle Tennessee, 1968 Lorenza Rivers vs. Youngstown State, 1985 Lorenza Rivers vs. Morehead State, 1987 Ladarius Vanlier vs. Tennessee State, 204 Larry Schreiber vs. Chattanooga, 1969 Dontez Byrd vs. Kennesaw State, 2017 Marshall Hale vs. Tennessee State, 1990 Larry Schreiber vs. Austin Peay, 1968 Reggie Bazel vs. Austin Peay, 1982 Ladarius Vanlier vs. Indiana State, 2014

All players with 200-yard games Larry Schreiber, RB 9 Lorenza Rivers, RB 5 Ladarius Vanlier, RB 5 Larry Shipp, WR 3 Michael Penix, TB 3 Dontez Byrd, WR 3 Gerald Bentley, WR 2 Derek White, TB 2 Dontey Gay, RB 1 Brock McCoin, WR 1

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OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE STATISTICAL CHAMPIONS The following players led the league in the following categories: Total Offense 1956 Bill Robinson (800) 1959 Gordon Mason (1,098) 2006 Lee Sweeney (2,276) All-Purpose Yardage 2007 Larry Shipp (1,887) 2016 Dontez Byrd (1,626) Passing 1959 Gordon Mason (903) 1960 Gordon Mason (878) 1993 Mike Jones (2,000) 2006 Lee Sweeney (2,292) Rushing 1957 Kenneth Wright (684)

1959 W.J. Shumaker (874) 1963 Ron Reeves (555) 1968 Larry Schreiber (1,251) 1969 Larry Schreiber (1,522) 2000 Travis Rogers (809) Receiving 1959 Tommy Hackler (30/522) 1960 Tommy Hackler (37/508) 1963 Bobby Haile (32/436) 1976 Craig Rolle (38/990) 1978 Craig Rolle (53/878) 2006 Larry Shipp (51/799) 2011 Tim Benford (65/923) 2017 Dontez Byrd (78/1,003) Scoring 1959 W.J. Shumaker (60) 1969 Larry Schreiber (78)

1972 Butch Gentry (60) 1975 Murray Cunningham (67) 1977 Wayne Anderson (57) 2007 Larry Shipp (90)

1998 2012 2013 2014

Andy Dorsey (41.9) Chad Zinchini (44.8) Chad Zinchini (45.9) Jonathan King (41.5)

Interceptions 1972 John Fitzpatrick (12) 1976 Johnny Tucker (10) 1987 Jimmy Isom (5) 1989 Felix Parham (5) 1994 Robert Taylor (5) 1996 Robert Taylor (9)

Punt Returns 2007 Bryon Ottrix (11.5) 2014 Ladarius Vanlier (14.4) Kick Returns 2014 Ladarius Vanlier (23.5)

Punting 1954 Jack Van Hooser (31.6) 1978 Steve Davis (40.5) 1979 Steve Davis (42.5) 1987 Tracy Graham (40.2) 1989 Tracy Graham (40.2)

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GOLDEN EAGLES IN THE NFL NFL/AFL DRAFT YEAR 1954 1956 1957 1959 1961 1961 1961 1968 1970 1971 1972 1973 1975 1976 1983 2005

PLAYER Jerry Daniels Ted Schwanger Don Simonic Homer Schmittou Gordon Mason Tommy Hackler Tommy Hackler Bill Hull Larry Schreiber John Tanner Jim Bishop Mike Hennigan Elois Grooms Howard Stidham Billy Blaylock Frank Omiyale

POSITION ROUND T 24 B 14 T 12 E 17 B 20 E 13 E 22 G 17 RB 10 LB 9 TE 5 LB 4 DE 3 LB 15 DB 12 T 5

PICK 287 163 137 202 272 174 169 445 243 221 116 81 63 416 314 163

TEAM San Francisco 49ers Baltimore Colts Baltimore Colts Cleveland Browns Chicago Bears San Francisco 49ers Denver Broncos Minnesota Vikings San Francisco 49ers San Diego Chargers San Diego Chargers Detroit Lions New Orleans Saints San Francisco 49ers San Diego Chargers Atlanta Falcons

LEAGUE National Football League National Football League National Football League National Football League National Football League National Football League American Football League National Football League National Football League National Football League National Football League National Football League National Football League National Football League National Football League National Football League

NFL CAREERS POSITION PLAYER YEARS LB Lonnie Warwick 10 RB Larry Schreiber 6 LB John Tanner 3 LB Mike Hennigan 6 LB Jim Youngblood 13 DE/DT Elois Grooms 12 LB Howard Stidham 1 DB Corey Chamblin 1 DB Josh Symonette 1 T Frank Omiyale 6 WR Tim Benford 2 WR Da’Rick Rogers 1

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TEAMS Minnesota Vikings Atlanta Falcons San Francisco 49ers Chicago Bears San Diego Chargers New England Patriots Detroit Lions New York Jets Los Angeles Rams Washington Redskins New Orleans Saints St. Louis Cardinals Philadelphia Eagles San Francisco 49ers Jacksonville Jaguars Washington Redskins Atlanta Falcons Carolina Panthers Chicago Bears Seattle Seahawks Dallas Cowboys Indianapolis Colts

SEASONS PLAYED 1965-1972 1973-1974 1971-1975 1976 1971 1973-1974 1973-1975 1976-1978 1973-1984 1984 1975-1981 1982-1985 1987 1977 1999 2000 2006 2008 2009-2011 2012 2012, 2014 2013

NOTES Started five seasons Started two seasons

Started one season Started seven seasons Made one Pro Bowl (1979) Started seven seasons

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ALL-OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE OVC PLAYER OF THE YEAR

OVC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

1969 1971 1972 1998 2000 2011

2006 2008

Larry Schreiber (Offensive) Jim Youngblood (Defensive) Jim Youngblood (Defensive) Branon Vaughn (Defensive) Chad Evitts (Defensive) Tim Benford (Offensive)

Lee Sweeney, QB Tim Benford, WR

FIRST TEAM ALL-OVC 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

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Flavious Smith, E Flavious Smith, E Tom Fann, T Eddie Scott, E James Passions, T Marshall Taylor, E James Passions, T Ted Schwanger, B Bill Stogner, T Don Simonic, T Doug Caldwell, B Darrell Ferguson, T Ken Wright, B Rudy Schmittou, B Tommy Hackler, E Gordon Mason, QB W.J. Shumaker, B Ralph Broyles, HB Tommy Hackler, E Gordon Mason, QB Ray Thomas, T Lowell Smith, C Ken Fults, FB Ralph McMillan, G Rudy Schmittou, E Dave Baxter, T Jim Schaeffer, E Bryan Draper, C Ron Reeves, FB Bob Borkowski, G Bryan Draper, C Jim Whaley, DB Steve Dillard, G Bill Holloway, C Bill Hull, DT Larry Schreiber, RB Bill McPherson, E Larry Schreiber, RB J.R. Mulvihill, DB Larry Schreiber, RB Bill Swaggerty, OT

1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979

Jeff Axel, FB John Chuy, G Mike Defino, OT John Matlock, DE Jim Youngblood, LB Jeff Axel, FB Allen Byrd, OT Howard Cochran, G Jim Dorsey, C John Fitzpatrick, DB Butch Gentry, K Elois Grooms, DE Mike Hennigan, LB Jim Youngblood, LB Mike Defino, OT Elois Grooms, DE Dana Winningham, LB Ed Burns, OT Murray Cunningham, PK Gary Perdue, QB Tony Plavich, DT Howard Stidham, LB Ed Burns, OT Joe Jachimowicz, DT Craig Rolle, WR Johnny Tucker, DB Wayne Anderson, K Greg Bauer, CB Cecil Fore, RB Lance House, OT Dean Ratledge, DE Craig Rolle, WR Joe Ware, TE Wayne Anderson, K Steve Davis, P Ken Dew, OT Cecil Fore, RB Craig Rolle, WR Steve Davis, P Ken Dew, OT Fred Rockymore, OG

1980 1981 1982 1983 1985 1987 1989 1990 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

Wayne Anderson, K Brad Millice, TE Billy Blaylock, DB Scott Meadows, P Willie Thompson, DB Jimmy Isom, FS Ken Gilstrap, WR Thomas Squires, LB Lorenza Rivers, RB Felix Parham, DB Ryan Weeks, PK Jerry Jared, C Maurice Draine, LB Mike Stewart, CB Mike Jones, QB Shane Queen, DE Chris Reid, OG Craig Long, DT Maurice Draine, LB Chris Reid, OG Tracy Russell, C Brian Pankey, DT Gerald Bentley, WR Scott Trent, TE Sammy Sanders, LB Branon Vaughn, DE Branon Vaughn, DE Josh Harris, DL Joshua Symonette, DB Andy Dorsey, P Branon Vaughn, DE Chad Evitts, LB Joshua Symonette, DB Wes Gallagher, OT David Collett, PK Joey Bishop, OC D.J. Bleisath, DL Chad Evitts, LB Troy Grant, CB Andrew McGraw, OL Joey Bishop, OC

2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2017

D.J. Bleisath, DE Jameel Brown, DB D.J. Bleisath, DL Burt Shurette, OG Daniel Wentzel, LB Larry Shipp, WR Larry Shipp, WR Geoffrey Woods, DT Larry Shipp, WR/RS Maurice Smith, DB Tim Benford, WR Tim Benford, WR Tim Benford, WR Scott Schweitzer, OG Marcus Edwards, DL Richmond Tooley, DB Chad Zinchini, P Wesley Sherrill, OL Chad Zinchini, P Marty Jones, FS Tra’Darius Goff, LB Ladarius Vanlier, KR/PR Dontez Byrd, WR

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ALL-OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM ALL-OVC 1965 1971 1989 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997

Jerry Cantrell, LB Jim Waddell, QB Jim Bishop, TE John Webb, FB Marlon Placide, LB Gerald Dossett, LB Tracy Graham, P Daniel Gipson, PK Ricky Sanders, DL Shane Queen, DL Maurice Draine, LB Shane Queen, DL Tracy Russell, OC Michael Penix, RB Tracy Russell, OC Michael Penix, RB Brian Pankey, DL Scott Trent, TE Michael Penix, RB Kevin Jackson, DL Chris Reid, OC Michael Penix, RB Robert Taylor, DB Mike Lytle, OL Gary McVicar, DL Wes Gallagher, OL

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Walter Hill, WR Josh Symonette,, DB Wes Gallagher, OL Mark Williams, OL David Collett, PK Eddie Arnell, DL Jerry Turner, DL Chad Evitts, LB Mark Williams, OL Jerry Turner, DL Troy Grant, DB David Collett, PK Andy Dorsey, P Grant Swallows, QB Derek Lee, WR David Collett, PK Daniel Wentzel, LB John Ruff, DL Jason Ballard, RB Frank Omiyale, LT Brett Vavra, LB Brandon Fields, DB Josh Foster, K John Jackson, DL Shaun Sherrill, OG Lee Sweeney, QB

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

John Jackson, DL Geoffrey Woods, DL Scott Eller, OG Maurice Smith, DB Slade Adams, OL Justin Hilliard, DL Dontey Gay, RB Travis Adkins, DL Will Johnson, DB Nick Campbell, P Ladarius Vanlier, RET Tra’Darius Goff, LB Malcolm Mitchell, DL Marty Jones, DB Austin Tallant, SS Jonathan King, P Ladarius Vanlier, RS Maleek Hall, CB Brock McCoin, WR/QB Charles Mouton, OG Dontez Byrd, WR Nick Madonia, K Josh Poplar, LB Nick Madonia, K

OVC ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM 2005 Cameron Kirnes, RB Greg Rolfes, LB Maurice Smith, DB 2006 Lee Sweeney, QB 2007 Henry Sailes, RB/RS 2008 Tim Benford, WR 2009 Slade Adams, OG Caleb Mitchell, DB 2010 Jocques Crawford, RB 2011 Austin Tallant, DB 2012 Da’Rick Rogers, WR Ladarus Vanlier, RET/RB

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Chad Zinchini, P Jonathan King, P Brock McCoin, W Yeedee Thaenrat, RB Michael Birdsong, QB Dontez Byrd, WR

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TEAM AWARDS GOLDEN EAGLE/TECH PRIDE AWARD Presented to the player who best exemplifies the “Pride” in Tech Pride: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992

James Coney, WR Jimmy Isom, FS Sam Brooks, WR John Webb, FB Sam Brooks, WR Shane Queen, DE Mike Stewart, CB

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

Maurice Draine, LB Willie Queen, TB Chris Madewell, FB Robert Taylor, CB Andre Caballero, QB Brad Taylor, TE T.J. Christian, FB Jeff Hunnicutt, LB D.J. Bleisath, DE D.J. Bleisath, DE

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Burt Shurette, OC Danny Wentzel, LB Anton Thomison, WR Brett Vavra, LB John Jackson, DL Anthony Ash, TB Larry Shipp, WR/RS Derrian Waters, RB Derrian Waters, RB/LB Kelechi Ordu, LB

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Corey Watson, LB Taylor Hennigan, DB Seth McDonald, LB Marty Jones, FS Not awarded Not awarded

SONNY ALLEN LEADERSHIP AWARD Presented to the most inspirational member of the team: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

Kevin Sharpe, DE Bruce Hatfield, LB Jon Barksdale, DE Gerald Dossett, LB Jerry Jared, C Travis Wilson, DT Ricky Sanders, DT

1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000

Marrio Thomas, LB Maurice Draine, LB Tracy Russell, C Michael Penix, TB Adam Wright, DT Josh Symonette, ROV Branon Vaughn, DE Josh Harris, DT Branon Vaughn, DE Nick Solomon, TB

2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Grant Swallows, QB Ben Mebane, LB Burt Shurette, OG Tommy Harrison, LB Shaun Sherrill, OL Anthony Ash, TB Brandon Barnes, OT Scott Eller, OL Taron Ryce, DB Tre Lamb, QB

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Tre Lamb, QB Matt Moran, LB James Normand, OL Austin Tallant, SS

Mike Jones, QB Michael Penix, TB Michael Penix, TB Robert Taylor, CB Jeff Norman, LB Branon Vaughn, DE Branon Vaughn, DE Chad Evitts, LB Grant Swallows, QB D.J. Bleisath, DL

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Derek Lee, WR Jason Ballard, RB Perry Kyles, CB Larry Shipp, WR Larry Shipp, WR Larry Shipp, WE Lee Sweeney, QB Henry Sailes, RB Lee Sweney, QB Tim Benford, WE

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Dontey Gay, RB Tre Lamb, QB Marty Jones, FS Marty Jones, FS Not awarded Not awarded Not awarded

Tommy McDaniel, FS Tony Gomez, DT Marcus Stone, DL Tommy Harrison, LB Drew Hixon, WR Curt Williams, S Curt Williams, S Curt Williams, S Curt Williams, FB Derrian Waters Brendon Fisher, DL

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

Cass Barnes, QB Zack Ziegler, RB Jordan Adams, LS Blake Adams, LB Ben Viaene, LS Stephen Bush, RB Not awarded Not awarded Not awarded

Alex Carling, TE

HEADLINER AWARD Presented to the player most exciting to cover and accessible by the media: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992

Nate Hooks, WR Lorenza Rivers, RB Sam Brooks, WR Thomas DeBow, QB Bert Browne, QB Marshall Hale, WR Shane Queen, DE

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

TEAM PLAYER/UNSUNG HERO AWARD Presented to the non-starter, redshirt or player who doesn’t receive many headlines, yet has made a major contribution to the team through daily effort: 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990

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Eddie Hayward, RB Mike Thornton, DB Terry Goodloe, WR James Hird, FB John Webb, FB Mark Wattenbarger, TE

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Jerry Boyd, DB Norman Drake, DE Gerald Bentley, WR Troy Petersen, LB Willie Queen, TB Gerald Bentley, WR David Clem, C Al Bohannon, DE T.J. Christian, FB Sant. McKeever, FS Zach Reed, DL

2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

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TEAM AWARDS ACADEMIC AWARD Presented to the player with the highest cumulative GPA: 2007 2008

John Jackson, DT Bradley Thompson, DE

2009 2010 2011 2012

Taylor Askew, DE Corey Watson, DB Ben Davis, OL Corey Watson, DB Brett Dillard, OL

2013 2014 2015

James Normand, OL Steve Wilson, WR Cody Matthews, WR Patrick Prewitt, S Not awarded

2016 2017

Not awarded Not awarded

2015

Brock McCoin, W Not awarded

2016 2017

Not awarded Not awarded

2014 2015

Austin Tallant, SS Not awarded

2016 2017

Not awarded Not awarded

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2009 2010 2011

Tim Benford, WR Jocques Crawford, RB Tre Lamb, QB

2012 2013 2014

Tre Lamb, QB Darian Stone, QB Darian Stone, QB

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2009 2010

Dustin Dillehay, DB Dustin Dillehay, DB Kelechi Ordu, LB

2011 2012 2013

Corey Watson, LB Howard Griffin, LB Tra’Darius Goff, LB

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2009 2010 2011

Josh Paz, DB Henry Sailes, WR/RS Nick Campbell, P/HO

2012 2013 2014

Chad Zinchini, P Chad Zinchini, P Ladarius Vanlier, RS

2015 2016 2017

Not awarded Not awarded Not awarded

MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS 2010 2011 2012

Slade Adams, OG, O-Line Justin Hilliart, DT, D-line Jamere Hogue, DL, D-line Scott Schweitzer, OG, O-line Jake McIntosh, LB, linebacker Dontey Gay, RB, offensive back Tim Benford, WR, receiver Michael Baker, offensive line Da’Rick Rogers, WR, receiver

2013 2014

Cody Matthews, WR, receiver Tra’Darius Goff, LB, linebacker Zach Ziegler, WR, receiver Bud Golden, RB, offensive back Stephen Bush, RB, offensive back Tra’Darius Goff, LB, linebacker Cody Matthews, WR, receiver Ladarius Vanlier, RB, offensive back Jay Rudwall, LB, linebacker

Jibrin Linge, OC, offensive line Kevin Robinson-White, DE, defensive line 2015 Not awarded 2016 Not awarded

TONY STONE BUMBLE BEE DB AWARD 2011 2012 2013

Richmond Tooley

2014 2015 2016

2017

Deontay Wilson

BILL DUPES INSPIRATION AWARD 2017

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THE ROBERT HILL JOHNSON AWARD

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ide receiver Dontez Byrd was named the recipient of the 2017 Robert Hill Johnson Award. Robert Hill Johnson, a native of Sparta, Tenn., was a student and assistant football coach at Tennessee Polytechnic Institute when he was killed in an auto accident on January 14, 1952, at the age of 22. The son of Mr. and Mrs. A.E. Johnson, he attended White County High School and was a standout in football for one year. He then transferred to The Baylor School in Chattanooga where he earned three football letters. He enrolled at the University of Alabama, but a shoulder injury ended his playing career. In the fall of 1951 Johnson became a student at TPI, where he also coached offensive and defensive ends. After just one season at TPI, Johnson was killed instantly when his car crashed into a concrete bridge railing at Cripple Creek, about seven miles east of Murfreesboro, on U.S. Highway 70. The Jan. 25, 1952, edition of the Tennessee Tech Oracle said Johnson “exemplified all that is fine and good in the great game of football,” and urged that the university do something to honor his memory. Since then, Tech’s highest football honor has been called the Robert Hill Johnson Award. It is presented annually to the player who makes the largest contribution to Tech during the season and is selected by members of the football team. The first winner, based on his play during the 1951 season under Coach Johnson, was end Flavious Smith, now in the Golden Eagle Sports Hall of Fame. Among the other winners of the award have been all-Americans Tommy Hackler, Jim Youngblood, Larry Schreiber, Robert Taylor and Chad Evitts. In 2007, Larry Shipp captured a share of the award for the third consecutive year. Schreiber captured the honor in 1967, 1968 and 1969. 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969

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Flavious Smith, E Tom Fann, T Ken Broyles, HB James Passions, T Johnny Clark, RB William Robinson, QB Kenneth Wright, FB Richard Mann, QB W.J. Shumaker, HB Tommy Hackler, E Lowell Smith, C Jackie Corbin, HB Jim Ragland, QB Bob Borkowski, OG Ron Reeves, FB Sherold Walker, T Larry Schreiber, RB Larry Schreiber, RB Larry Schreiber, RB

1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987

John Tanner, LB Jim Waddell, QB Jim Youngblood, LB Dana Winningham, LB Elois Grooms, DE Ronnie Fain, DE Joe Jachimowicz, DT Lamar Mike, RB and Mark Shrum, LB Craig Rolle, WR Steve Davis, P Wayne Anderson, K Brad Millice, TE Billy Blaylock, DB Danny Templin, OT Jeff Daughtry, LB Barry Wilmore, LB Nate Hooks, WR Lorenza Rivers, RB

1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

Mike Thornton, ROV Fred Edgington, LB John Webb, FB Ricky Sanders, DT Marrio Thomas, LB Maurice Draine, LB Brian Pankey, DT Michael Penix, TB Robert Taylor, CB Sammy Sanders, LB Josh Harris, DL Branon Vaughn, DL Chad Evitts, LB Grant Swallows, QB Daniel Wentzel, LB Jason Ballard, RB Tommy Harrison, LB Larry Shipp, WR Anthony Ash, RB

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017

and Larry Shipp, WR Larry Shipp, WR and Derek White, RB Tim Benford, WR Lee Sweeney, QB Tim Benford, WR Tim Benford, WR Tre Lamb, QB Jordan Johnson, DT Darian Stone, QB Brock McCoin, WR/QB Michael Birdsong, QB Dontez Byrd, WR

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ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S HONOR ROLL Listed below are members of the Golden Eagle football team who have been named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll at least one semester. To achieve the Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn at least a 3.0 GPA for the semester. The numbers in parenthesis indicate the total number of semesters that each player has been named. The Athletic Director’s Honor Roll was established in 1989. Cy Ables (2) Blake Adams (3) James Adams Jordan Adams (2) Slade Adams Chris Abrams (2) Dami Adekunjo (2) Anthony Akers (4) James Akers (3) Blake Alberts Alfonso Alexander (3) Hayden Alexander Andrew Alford Aveory Allen (2) Colin Allen (5) James Allen Sammie Allen (2) Chris Anderson William Andrews Radir Annoor (8) Christopher Ariks John Arnold (5) Jason Arrington (2) Anthony Ash (7) Taylor Askew (8) Tim Atcher (2) Manny Avina Colton Baker (3) Joey Bailey (1) Kyle Bailey (1) Dontrell Baines Dominick Baker Michael Baker (3) Justin Banks Keith Baldwin (4) Jason Ballard Matthew Barker (2) Mike Barnard (2) Brandon Barnes (2) Billy Bates (8)

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Randy Beaman (4) Aaron Beckwith (2) Ronquez Beech (4) Hunter Beedle (2) Colton Belew Eric Belew Tim Benford (3) Gerald Bentley (2) Kyle Berglund (9) Joe Biache Brant Billen Michael Birdsong Joey Bishop (4) Scott Blankenship D.J. Bleisath (5) Bobby Blevins (2) Al Bohannon (2) Oscar Bonds (1) Gevar Bonham (1) Trey Bonner (1) Jon Borum (4) Justin Borum (6) Brady Bose (2) Michael Bowen Jerry Boyd Quintavious Boyd (2) Stepfon Boyd-Davis (2) Gary Boykin Jason Brewington Robert Bright Lee Brock John Bronson Robert Hill Bronson Sam Brooks Chris Brown (3) Colby Brown (3) Cole Brown DeJuan Brown Greg Brown Matthew Brown (5)

Steven Brown (2) Brandon Bruce (2) Chad Brummitt (2) Jeff Bryant (3) Matt Buckner (2) Trey Burks (2) Michael Burton (6) Nathan Bush (2) Stephen Bush (9) Zach Bush Matthew Butler Scott Butler Jacob Buttram (3) Dontez Byrd (2) William Byrge Andre Caballero (4) Mike Cain Marc Campbell Nick Campbell (5) Tommy Campbell Anthony Carano (2) Alex Carling (3) Peter Carlson (5) Jordan Carroll (2) Dorin Carter (1) Kelvin Carter K.J. Carter Ryan Casey Kevin Casler (6) Charles Cassidy (5) Krys Cates Brett Cavender (2) Corey Chamblin Rusty Chapman (5) William Chatmon (3) Bradley Cheatham (5) Matt Childs Matt Christian (3) T.J. Christian (8) David Clem

David Clepper Charles Cline (2) Tyler Coen (3) Hunter Coleman Raymond Coleman (2) JayQuan Coles Tim Collins (4) Matt Cook Miles Corpening Robert Craft (4) Ethan Crum (2) Carter Crutchfield (2) Chris Cummings (2) Riley Darden (4) Alvin Davie Ben Davis (6) Brian Davis (3) C.J. Davis Clay Davis (2) Jared Davis (6) David Daughtery Corey DeBoe (4) Brett Dillard (8) William Dillard (2) Dustin Dillehay (6) John Dockery (2) Tim Donegan (2) Demario Donnell (2) Andy Dorsey (8) Jarred Dorton (2) Myles Douglas Norman Drake Blade Durbin Bryan Duncan Leslie Dunford Travis Dungee Curtis Dunn (8) Heath Dyer Kevin Eakes Collin Earnhardt

Fred Edgington (3) Senquay Eichelberger Scott Eller Greg Elliott (2) Carl Ellis Jason Eskridge Aaron Evans Dwight Evans (2) Jacob Evans (2) James Evans (1) J.P. Evans (2) Marc Evans (10) Robert Evans (2) Eriq Fadahunsi Shannon Fayne (3) Brandon Felix Ty Fields (2) Brendon Fisher (5) Dalton Fisher Jamie Fitzpatrick (3) Nick Fletcher Taylor Fletcher Cody Forbes (6) R.D. Ford Scott Ford (3) Tim Ford (2) Johnathan Forrest Joel Forrester Aaron Foster Jason Foster (4) Josh Foster (5) Kewon Foster (2) Shade Foster Tony Fragale Beau Fullerton (2) Lowell Furlow Robert Gaines Wes Gallagher (10) Greg Gallatin Neil Gannaway (8)

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ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S HONOR ROLL Brandon Garner Michael Gatson (2) Dontey Gay (2) Loftin Gerberding (3) Tra’Darius Goff Julian Goins Bud Golden Tony Gomez Nick Goodwin Tracy Graham (4) James Grantham (2) Kevin Graves Derrick Gray Jason Green (2) Howard Griffin Arkee Grooms John Guice Ethan Guinn (2) Jackson Guy (2) Maleek Hall (2) Matt Hamby (3) James Hampton Brian Hamrick Norman Hand (4) Troy Hangen Jason Hardy (2) Gerel Harlan (2) Brandon Harris Chris Harris (7) Josh Harris Maurice Harris Tommy Harrison Kyron Hart (3) Alec Haston (3) Robert Hazelwood Bruce Heady John Hendrix Jahi Henly (2) Michael Henningan (2) Taylor Hennigan (8) Austin Hicks (2) Jason Hiett (2) John Hiett (3) Andrew Higgins (3) Justin Hilliard (5)

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Alan Hire (2) Spencer Hissam (4) Nick Hodges (4) Jamere Hogue Jordan Holbrook (4) Jacob Hoot (4) Jamere Houge Jared Houston Slater Howard (2) Kip Hubbert (2) Andres Huerta John Ross Hudson (3) Kurt Huff Kevin Huggins (2) William Hughes James Huguely (2) Greg Hunnicut (2) Jeff Hunnicut (4) Adam Hunter (2) Jimmy Hull (2) Seth Huner (4) Justin Ivory (1) Cooper Jackson Daniel Jackson John Jackson (7) Jordan Jackson Carlos James (4) Ty Jobe Andy Johnson (8) Brian Johnson James Johnson Jordan Johnson (2) Nate Johnson (2) Will Johnson (1) Zach Johnson (1) Ben Jones (1) Corey Jones (3) John Jones (2) Malcolm Jones (2) Martin Jones (6) Marty Jones (5) Seth Jones Eric Kareem (2) Charles Karlovsky (2) Danny Kava (3)

Bryan Kaylor (2) Travis Keeton (2) Nick Kelly (4) Ryan Kelly (6) Matthew Kenty (2) Tavin Kilpatrick (2) Jerry King (7) Jonathan King (1) Virgil Kirkland (2) Jake Kiser (4) Reggie Knighten (2) Richie Koons Justin Kraemer (2) Bob Kyslinger Trey Lamb (5) William Lamberth (4) Skyler Lane Tory Lane Antonio Lansdon (2) Jimmy Laughlin (4) Jim Ledford (5) Derek Lee Josh Lee Matthew Leifheit (2) Jason Lennartz (5) Randy Lewis Stephen Lillard (2) Leon Lindsey Jibrin Linge Ted Lockerby (6) Matt Lollar (7) Joseph London (2) D’Juan Love (2) Allen Lovelace (2) Daniel Lovette Fred Lowery (2) Blake Luevano (3) Blake Lynn (2) Mike Lytle (4) Chris Madewell Nick Madonia (2) Jon Mahan (8) Conor Maitland (2) Robin Maitland Corey Malone

Cory Malone (7) Zach Malone (5) Isaiah Martin Matt Martin (2) Thomas Martin (1) Brent Masingale Andrew Mathis Cody Matthews (9) Tommie McBride (2) Trey McCalla Matthew McClurg (2) Mitchell McClurg (2) Brannon McCoin (3) Brock McCoin (2) Deosha McColley (3) Conner McChurch Tommy McDaniel (6) Tevin McDermott (3) Cory McDonald (8) Jeremy McDonald Seth McDonald (9) Chris McElderry Andrew McGraw (5) Jake McIntosh (2) Dewayne McIntyre (2) Santravius McKeever Chris McKinley (3) Isaiah McKinney (5) David McMahan (4) Marcus McMeans Daniel McMillin Cody McMurtry (2) Brent McNeal (4) Gary McVicar Jon Mebane Craig Melton (9) Matthew Mercy (2) David Mikel (2) Corbin Miles (2) Dedrick Miley Daniel Miller Michael Miller Samuel Miller (2) Caleb Mitchell (5) Malik Mitchell

Malcolm Mitchell Nicholas Mittel Dan Money (2) John Montgomery Tony Montiel Aderick Moore (2) Bryan Moore Lamar Moore (9) Jeff Moran (4) Matthew Moran Josh Morgan (7) Charles Mouton Ryan Muench (4) Chris Mullins Chip Nanney Jonathan Nash (3) Chandler Nelson (3) Jim Nelson Marc Nelson (5) Sherman Nolen (2) Jeff Norman (3) Elliott Normand (8) James Normand (6) Spencer Norrod Adam November (8) Adam Nunley (2) Ryan Ogletree Midoho Okpokowuruk (3) Kelechi Ordu (6) Justin O’Toole Bryon Ottrix (2) Tamario Padgett Christian Padrnos (2) Doug Page Brian Pankey Aidan Panni (3) Price Patrick (2) Marcus Patton Riley Patton (6) Jonathan Paz (3) Josh Paz (5) Burlin Peace Michael Peeples (6) Anthony Pelham (2) Josh Perez (2)

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ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S HONOR ROLL Brad Perry (5) Trey Perry (8) Rasohn Perry (2) Troy Peterson (3) Jamie Pettit (3) Daniel Pierce Taylor Plemons Josh Poplar (8) Shaun Potter Patrick Prewitt (7) Colby Prichard Wayne Pruett Xavier Purdy Glen Puryear Justin Qualls (2) Shane Queen (4) Ted Quinn Trey Ralph Marcie Ramsey J.T. Rankin (9) Corey Rathbone (5) John Raulston (2) Jamison Real Corey Reed (2) Preston Reed Zach Reed (4) Jason Reel John Reeves Randall Reeves (6) Chris Reid (5) Harrison Reid Mike Rhoades Kyle Rivers (4) Richard Roark Casey Roberts Jon Roberts Joe Robertson (7) Antonio Robinson Emmett Robinson Kevin Robinson-White (1) Mike Rogers (2) Travis Rogers Zane Rogers Terrell Rollins (6) Mark Romero

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Terrence Ross Jordan Roundtree (1) Jay Rudwall (4) Dakota Rushing Tracy Russell (4) Charles Rutledge (2) Zach Salada (6) Andre Sale (3) Darren Sanders (2) David Satterfield Taylor Sauers Brent Sayles (2) Andrew Saylors Xavier Schlueter (4) Scott Schweitzer Charlie Scott (1) Tedarrell Scott Charlie Seivers (6) Billy Shackelford Keith Shackleford Yusuf Sharif (7) Zach Sharp (4) Austin Sherman Shaun Sherrill Wes Sherrill (3) Larry Shipp Burt Shurette (5) Shawn Sickler Ron Sidler (2) Robbie Sills Stevland Sills (4) Reggie Simmons (4) Craig Simonton (5) Tim Singleton Matt Sitton Mark Skiles (3) Jacob Sluder (4) Calvin Smith Jordan Smith (9) Josh Smith (5) Kevin Smith (2) Matthew Smith (4) William Smith Blake Smotherman Chris Smotherman

Matt Solima (3) Nick Solomon (8) John Sons (2) Josh Sons (5) Steve Souder (2) Conor Sparkman (7) Hunter Spencer Cody Spivey (3) Darrius Stafford Charlie Stevens (4) William Stevens (6) Craig Stewart Sage Stockton (4) Darian Stone (4) Demond Stone (3) Marcus Stone Wesley Stripling (2) Chris Stubbs Jerime Studer (6) Andrew Sullivan (2) Deven Sullivan (4) Dylan Sullivan Grant Swallows (11) Adam Swayze (2) Lee Sweeney (2) Andrew Swicegood (3) Keith Swift Joshua Symonette (2) Austin Tallant (3) Brad Taylor (5) Deon Taylor (2) Derrick Taylor James Taylor Peter Taylor (4) Robert Taylor (3) Gabe Teeple (7) Joseph Teeter Parker Teeter (4) Gage Terry (2) Yeedee Thanerat (2) Kevin Thomas Marrio Thomas (2) Anton Thomison Bradley Thompson (8) James Thompson

Trent Thompson (2) Ryan Tilghman (5) Philipp Tolksdorf (2) Bryson Tolley (2) Michael Tomlinson Andrew Tompkins (2) Richmond Tooley Kedrick Towles (2) Scott Trent (5) Greg Triplett (7) Chris Tucker Jerry Turner (2) Taylor Underwood Adam Urbano Tyler Vaden Justin Vann Brett Vavra (8) Benjamin Viaene (3) McKenzie Viau (2) Gabe Villarreal (3) Nick Vinson Paul Wade Rob Walters Luke Ward (2) Will Warner (3) Jake Warwick (5) Brandon Waters (7) Derrian Waters (4) Corey Watson (7) Demetris Watson (3) Mark Wattenbarger (5) George Weaver John Webb (2) Cory Webber (3) Ryan Weeks (2) Bryson Welch Daniel Wentzel (3) Kayson Wharton Luke White Nick White (4) Tyler Whitlock Will Whitson (2) Cedric Wilkerson Logan Wilks (4) Curt Williams (3)

Jacques Williams (2) Mark Williams (5) Storm Williams (2) Hunter Williis Josh Wilson Steve Wilson (2) James Witt Jason Wolf Adam Wood (2) Britton Woodall David Woodall (3) Luke Woodason (4) Geoffrey Woods (2) D.J. Worthy Adam Wright (6) Bryant Wyatt Nate Xanders (7) Stephen York (3) Tyler York (2) Haidar Zaidan (4) Clint Zierke (5) Chad Zinchini

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Running back Larry Schreiber was an Associated Press all-America selection in 1969, three-times named all-OVC, and was selected the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year as a senior. He won Tech’s prestigious Robert Hill Johnson Award three times and is still the all-time leader in total offense and rushing in Golden Eagle history. He had three 1,000-yard rushing seasons, then went on to a professional career in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers and the Chicago Bears. He’s a member of the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

Linebacker Jim Youngblood was a two-time all-America, two-time all-OVC selection, and was twice named the league’s Player of the Year on defense. He holds the Tech record for career tackles and was the Robert Hill Johnson Award winner in 1972. Jim played 12 years in the NFL with the L.A. Rams and the Washington Redskins. He is a member of the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame as well as the College Football Hall of Fame.

Defensive end Elois Grooms was named first-team all-America in 1974 and was twice named to the allOVC squad. He was also the recipient of the 1974 Robert Hill Johnson Award, before embarking on a successful professional career that spanned more than a decade with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints and St. Louis Cardinals. Elois is a member of the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

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ALL-AMERICANS Tech has had 31 players named All-America a total of 55times by the Associated Press (AP), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp (WC),The Football News (FN), Kodak (K), The Sports Network (TSN), Don Hansen's Football Gazette (DHFG), Phil Steele’s Football (PS), Teamlink.com (TLC), Beyond Sports Network (BSN) and HERO Sports (HERO): 1939 Holmes Neal, T (AP) 1939 Creed McClure, G (AP) 1952 Tom Fann, T (AP) 1959 Tommy Hackler, E (AP) 1960 Tommy Hackler, E (AP) 1961 Dave Baxter, T (AP) 1969 Larry Schreiber, RB (AP) 1971 Jim Youngblood, LB (AP/AFCA) 1972 Jim Youngblood, LB (AP/AFCA) 1974 Elois Grooms, DE (AFCA) 1976 Ed Burns, OT (AP/AFCA) 1979 Steve Davis, P (FN) 1980 Wayne Anderson, PK (AFCA) 1987 Thomas Squires, LB (FN) 1989 Ryan Weeks, PK (AP/K/TSN) 1996 Robert Taylor, CB (AP/WC/TSN) 1998 Branon Vaughn, DE (TSN/DHFG) 1999 Branon Vaughn, DE (TLC) 1999 David Collett, PK (TLC/AP) 1999 Wes Gallagher, OG (AP) 1999 Joshua Symonette, DB (AP/TLC) 2000 Joey Bishop, OC (DHFG) 2000 D.J. Bleisath, DE (DHFG) 2000 Chad Evitts, LB (DHFG/AP/TSN) 2000 Troy Grant, DB (DHFG) 2000 Andrew McGraw, OG (DHFG) 2001 Joey Bishop, OC (DHFG) 2001 D.J. Bleisath, DE (AP/TSN/DHFG/WC) 2004 Frank Omiyale, OT (DHFG) 2004 Brandon Shelby, DB (DHFG) 2007 Larry Shipp, WR/RS (AP/TSN) 2010 Tim Benford (TSN/PS) 2011 Scott Schweitzer (AP, TSN) 2011 Tim Benford (PS/TSN) 2012 Chad Zinchini (CSM) 2013 Chad Zinchini (CSM/BSN) 2014 Ladarius Vanlier (BSN) 2016 Dontez Byrd (HERO, 3rd team)

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Holmes Neal - Neal was one of two Golden Eagle players to earn All-America honors in 1939, becoming the program’s first to earn the distinction. Neal played tackle on both sides of the line of scrimmage.

Creed McClure - McClure joined Holmes Neal as the first Golden Eagle players to earn All-America honors, receiving the recognition as a guard during the 1939 season. They helped coach Putty Overall’s team to a 6-3-1 record.

Tom Fann - Fann was a two-way tackle for coach Putty Overall, and earned All-America honors in Tech’s OVC Championship season in 1952, helping the Golden Eagles post a 9-2 overall record and advance to the Tangerine bowl.

Tommy Hackler - Hackler was Tech’s first two-time All-American, winning honors in 1959 and 1960 as he led coach Wilburn Tucker’s team to backto-back OVC titles. He was a sure-handed, fleet-footed wide receiver.

Dave Baxter - Baxter anchored the offensive and defensive lines as a two-way tackle for the 1961 OVC Championship team under coach Wilburn Tucker.

Larry Schreiber - Schreiber received Associated Press All-America honors in 1969, the first to win the honor under coach Don Wade. Schreiber set school records with 1,522 rushing yards and 78 points scored.

Jim Youngblood - A future College Football Hall of Fame inductee and NFL Pro Bowler, Youngblood was twice voted All-America by both the Associated Press and the American Football Coaches Association, the first to be selected by two organizations.

Elois Grooms - Grooms was a 1974 All-America pick by the American Football Coaches Association. He set the school record with five quarterback sacks in Tech’s win over Murray State that season. He also went on to a successful career in the NFL.

Ed Burns - Burns was such a standout as an offensive tackle that both the Associated Press and the American Football Coaches Association named him All-America in 1976. He is also in the Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

Steve Davis - The league’s top punter, Davis was tabbed All-American in 1976 by The Football News. He set a school record for most yards punting which still stands today, and was the first of a long line of great TTU punters.

Wayne Anderson - A future TTU Sports Hall of Fame inductee, Anderson earned All-America honors in 1980 from the American Football Coaches Association. He set the school record with 11 consecutive field goals.

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Thomas Squires - Squires was chosen by The Football News after his 136-tackle effort at linebacker in 1987. He was the leader on a team that went from 0-10 in 1986 to a 5-6 mark under coach Jim Ragland.

Ryan Weeks - Weeks earned All-American nods from all three organizations in 1989 (AP, Kodak and The Sporting News). His 65 points was the second-most by a Tech kicker in a season. He was inducted into the TTU Hall of Fame.

Robert Taylor - Taylor was the first All-American under coach Mike Hennigan, earning the award from AP, Walter Cap and The Sporting News in 1996. He led Tech and the OVC with nine interceptions.

Brandon Shelby- Shelby led Tech in interceptions in both 2003 and 2004, including five as a senior, and was rewarded with All-America distinction by The Football Gazette.

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Branon Vaughn - Vaughn earned All-America honors in both 1998 and 1999. He was a three-time first-team all-OVC defensive end, and was signed by the San Fransisco 49ers after earning the OVC Defensive Player of the Year award in 1998.

D.J. Bleisath - A two-time All-America selection, Bleisath received the honor in both 2000 and 2001. A three-time firstteam all-OVC pick, he was a national finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award. His 2001 All-America selections came from four different organizations.

Larry Shipp - A first-team all-OVC selection in three consecutive seasons, Shipp capped his record career in 2007 with All-America honors from AP and The Sports Network.

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David Collett - The 1999 season produced four All-Americans for the Golden Eagles, including placekicker David Collett, who led Tech in scoring all four years and was signed by the Indianapolis Colts. He was a first-team all-OVC selection.

Chad Evitts - One of five All-America picks in Tech’s 8-3 season of 2000, Evitts was also named the OVC Defensive Player of the Year. A first-team all-OVC pick, he topped Tech twice in tackles, including 118 stops in 2000. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Tim Benford - The OVC Offensive Player of the Year in 2011, Tim earned All-America honors in 2010 and 2011. He finished his career ranked second all-time in the OVC in receptions and yards.

Wes Gallagher - One of four All-Americans for the Golden Eagles in 1999, Gallagher was the leader in an offensive line. He was the first football player in school history to earn All-America as well as Academic All-America, an award he received three times.

Josh Symonette - A three-time allOVC selection, including back-to-back first-team honors, Symonette was an All-America pick in 1999 prior to an NFL career with Washington, Green Bay and Miami.

Joey Bishop - Bishop was part of a record season for the Golden Eagles, who placed five different players on the All-America lists in 2000. An offensive center, Bishop was a first-team all-OVC pick on a team that went 8-3, and repeated as All-American in 2001.

Troy Grant - The team leader in interceptions in 1999, it took another year for Grant to receive national honors with his 2000 All-America pick. He signed with the San Diego Chargers after two all-OVC selections.

Andrew McGraw - A first-team all-OVC selecton in the offensive line, McGraw was one of five Golden Eagles to capture All-America honors in 2000 when the Golden Eagles posted an 8-3 mark.

Frank Omiyale- Before being drafted by the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, Omiyale distinguished himself as an outstanding offensive tackle with his 2004 All-America selection by The Football Gazette.

Scott Schweitzer - Scott was chosen to three All-America teams following the 2011 championship season, including Associated Press, College Sports Madness and Phil Steele’s College Football.

Chad Zinchini - A two-time all-OVC punter, Zinchini was listed on the College Sports Madness All-America team following his junior season and two All-America teams after his record-setting senior season.

Ladarius Vanlier - Following a fantastic junior campaign that saw him score three return touchdowns, Vanlier captured his first two career All-American nods from Beyond Sports Network and TonySoftli.com.

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TENNESSEE TECH FOOTBALL

AUG.

2018 SCHEDULE

30

at CHATTANOOGA

SEPT.

RUNNING OF THE FRESHMEN | COMMUNIVERSITY NIGHT

6

6 p.m. CT

KENNESAW STATE

6 p.m. CT

at UTAH STATE

7 p.m. CT

22

at JACKSONVILLE STATE

6 p.m. CT

SEPT.

LEGENDS WEEKEND | PARENTS WEEKEND

SEPT.

13 SEPT.

29 OCT.

6

OCT.

20 OCT.

27 NOV.

3

NOV.

10

EASTERN ILLINOIS

6 p.m. CT

PUBLIC SAFETY AND MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

6 p.m. CT

AT NISSAN STADIUM | SERGEANT YORK TROPHY

at TENNESSEE STATE

4:30 p.m. CT

SERGEANT YORK TROPHY

at AUSTIN PEAY

4 p.m. CT

HOMECOMING

MURRAY STATE

1:30 p.m. CT

SERGEANT YORK TROPHY

at UT MARTIN

2 p.m. CT

EASTERN KENTUCKY

6 p.m. CT

NOV.

17 NOV.

24

FCS PLAYOFFS

TBA

ALL TIMES CENTRAL

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2018 Tennessee Tech Football Media Guide  

The media guide for the 2018 Tennessee Tech football team.

2018 Tennessee Tech Football Media Guide  

The media guide for the 2018 Tennessee Tech football team.

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