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2012 Golden Eagle Senior Class

Jordan Adams Union Grove, Ga.

Slade Adams Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

Michael Baker Westmoreland, Tenn.

Hunter Beedle Kingsport, Tenn.

Zach Bush Morristown, Tenn.

Chris Dickerson Nashville, Tenn.

Marcus Edwards Alabaster, Ala.

Howard Griffin Nashville, Tenn.

Taylor Hennigan Cookeville, Tenn.

Tremaine Hudson Chattanooga, Tenn.

Will Johnson Nashville, Tenn.

Tre Lamb Calhoun, Ga.

Tommie McBride Cincinnati, Ohio

Caleb Mitchell Russellville, Ala.

Matt Moran Fayetteville, Tenn.

Kedrick Towles Antioch, Tenn.

Adam Urbano Calhoun, Ga.

LaDarrius Verge Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Zack Ziegler Greenbrier, Tenn.


GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Golden Eagle Football Staff Head Coach: Watson Brown (Vanderbilt, 1973) Record at TTU: 25-31 (Five years) Career Record: 119-182-1 (27 seasons as head coach) Coaching Staff / Assignments: Billy Taylor (Associate Head Coach) Defensive Coordinator / Inside Linebackers Recruiting Coordinator (East Tennessee State, 1988) Sam Williamson (Assistant Head Coach) Defensive Run Game Coordinator / Defensive Line (UAB, 2005) Steven Brown (Assistant Coach) Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks & Runningbacks (Tennessee Tech, 2007) Thomas Cox (Assistant Coach/Director of Football Operations) Running Game Coordinator / Offensive Line (UAB, 2002) Sidney Powell (Assistant Coach) Defensive Passing Game Coordinator / Secondary (Morehouse College, 1997) Lee Sweeney (Assistant Coach) Receivers (Tennessee Tech, 2009) Chris Grimes: Assistant Coach Strong Safeties / Nickels (Tennessee Tech, 2008) Tyler Wolf: Assistant Coach Special Teams Coordinator / Cornerbacks (Tennessee, 2009) Graduate Assistants: Brandon Barnes: Defensive Line Orlandus Kirby: Tight Ends / H-Backs Additional Football Support Staff: Debbie Parker: Executive Aide Kate Nicewicz: Graduate Assistant/Academics - Football

Golden Eagle Quick Facts Affiliation......................................................................NCAA Division I Subdivision.............. Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Stadium / Field...............................Tucker Stadium / Overall Field Capacity..........................................................................................16,500 Playing Surface....................................................................... 24/7 Turf 2011 Record..........................................................................................7-4 2011 OVC Record................................................................................6-2 Lettermen Returning......................................................................... 38 Lettermen Lost...................................................................................... 19 Starters Returning.............................................................................. 16 Starters Lost.......................................................................................... 11 Primary Offense........................................................ Multiple Spread Primary Defense............................................................... Multiple 4-2

University Quick Facts School........................................................Tennessee Tech University Location........................................................ Cookeville, Tenn., 38505 Founded.............................................................................................. 1915 Enrollment......................................................................................11,768 Team Nickname.............................................................Golden Eagles Colors............................................................................ Purple and Gold Conference............................................................................ Ohio Valley Affiliation..................NCAA Football Championship Subdivision President.................................................................... Dr. Philip Oldham Director of Athletics.........................................................Mark Wilson Faculty Representative.............................................Dr. Jeff Roberts Senior Woman Administrator...........................Tammie McMillan Athletics Department Telephone............................931-372-3940 Ticket Office Telephone................................................931-372-3941 Website............................................................................TTUsports.com Facebook................................................................................ TTU Sports Twitter.....................................................................@TTUGoldenEagles Head Athletic Trainer........................................................Joe Erdeljac Sports Information Director...................................... Rob Schabert

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Tech’s new Athletic Performance Center: Building a Better Athlete In the Spring of 2011, Tennessee Tech held the Grand Opening for its brand new, state-of-the-art Athletic Performance Center for Golden Eagle student-athletes. The 25,000 square-foot facility will benefit every Golden Eagle student-athlete. Considered as one of the finest such facilities in the Ohio Valley Conference, the APC features 10,000 squarefeet for the new strength & conditioning room and 10,000 square-feet for indoor practice. At an estimated cost of $2 million, the facility is located west of the softball complex close to Pine Ave. To help Tech’s student-athletes by providing support for the purchase of equipment, please contact Kevin Bostian, associate athletics director for Development, either by phone (931-372-3929) or email him at: KBostian@tntech.du.

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g o l d e n e ag l e n o t e b o o k For the Media: A collection of tidbits to get you started in your coverage of the Golden Eagles Live Web Streaming — Fans who cannot attend Defending the Title — The 2011 Golden Eagle games in person can watch all of Tech’s OVC squad captured the Ohio Valley Conference title games, plus the non-conference home games, for for the first time since 1975, and earned the program’s first FCS Playoff berth in school history. The free on the Internet via the OVC Digital Network Golden Eagles hosted Central Arkansas on Nov. 26, Check TTUsports.com for details on how to view the games. 2011, in Tech’s first playoff game (L, 14-34). Unbeaten Home Openers — Watson Brown’s Golden Eagle teams have never lost a home opener, going 5-0 in his four seasons with wins over Cumberland, Gardner-Webb, Pikeville, Lane College and Maryville. Tech is 1-0 against FCS opponents under Brown in home openers (GardnerWebb).

Quarterback Tre Lamb (shown scoring a touchdown against Austin Peay) set four passing and four total offense school records in 2011.

Road Warriors — For the first time in program history, the Golden Eagles were a perfect 4-0 in conference play on the road in 2011, capturing wins at Eastern Illinois, UT Martin, Jacksonville State and Eastern Kentucky. Tech’s only loss on the road in 2011 was to FBS opponent Iowa. Preseason Honors — Three Golden Eagle players have received preseason looks from various outlets. Linebacker Marcus Edwards, quarterback Tre Lamb and punt returner Caleb Mitchell were named to the College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) watch list for their respective positions. Edwards was also named preseason allAmerica by CollegeSportingNews.com.)

Fun is Good — Several special events are planned for Tech's home games, aimed to entertain fans and enhance the family atmosphere in Tucker Stadium. The fun at all six games will get underway early with the popular Magic 98.5 Tailgate Park, offering live music and special activities for kids. The Tailgate Park opens three hours before kickoff. The schedule of events includes Communiversity Night, First Tennessee Bank Poster Night,Youth Football and Take a Kid to the Game Night, Family Weekend and Football Legends Night, Academic Excellence Night, Homecoming and the annual Football Legends Reunion and Hall of Fame Night, Senior Day, Military Appreciation Day and Scout Day. Been There Before — Among this year’s oppponents, Tech has faced Murray State more often (77 times) than any other 2012 foe. Next is Eastern Kentucky (68 times) and Austin Peay (46). The list continues with UT Martin (31), Tennessee State (25), Southeast Missouri (20), Eastern Illinois (18) and Jacksonville State (14). The team will face three first-time opponents in Hampton, North Greenville and Oregon. Movin’ On Up — Tech will venture into the Pac 12 Conference for the first time in 2012 when the Golden Eagles visit Oregon on September 15 in the team’s first road contest of the season. Tech has also announced it will play at Wisconsin in the 2013 season.

Tech vs. FBS Opponents Stepping Up…Facing Oregon (Sept. 15) will mark the 16th consecutive year and the 24th year overall that the Golden Eagles will step up a classification to face an FBS opponent since the divisional split in 1978. Tech faced two FBS foes in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Tech results vs. FBS (I-A) teams / Note: divisions split in 1978:

This digital guide was produced by the Tennessee Tech Sports Information Office. Tennessee Tech University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its program and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Director of Diversity & Legal Affairs, PO Box 5164, Cookeville, TN 38505, 931-372-3016. R036-PDF-13

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@ Oregon @ Iowa L 34-7 @ TCU L 62-7 @ Arkansas L 44-3 @ Georgia L 38-0 @ Kansas State L 49-7 @ Western Michigan L 41-7 @ Louisville L 51-10 @ Auburn L 35-3 @ Middle Tennessee L 44-0 @ Northern Illinois L 42-3 @ South Florida L 21-7 @ Memphis L 40-10 @ Northern Illinois L 42-17

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g o l d e n e ag l e n o t e b o o k Hitting the Highways — The Golden Eagles play five road games in 2012, facing opponents in four different states (including two in Tennessee). Tennessee Tech pays visits to Oregon (Oregon/ Sept. 15), Missouri (SEMO/Sept. 22), Kentucky (Murray/Sept. 29), and Tennessee (TSU/Oct. 27 and APSU/Nov. 17). Weekly Honors — Six Tech players earned OVC Weekly honors eight times in 2011, including two awards to players who are back on the field in 2012. Richmond Tooley picked up the first individual honor on Sept. 18 as the OVC’s Defensive Player of the Week. Dontey Gay and Cody Forbes were named Offensive Player of the Week and co-Specialist of the week on Sept. 25, Zach Sharp was named specialist of the week on Oct. 16, and Nick Campbell and Corey Watson were named Special Teams Player of the Week and co-Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 30. Gay and Tooley picked up additional honors as co-Offensive Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 20. The Senior Class — The 2012 senior class include 19 players who will bid farewell when Tech celentrates Senior Day: Tremaine Hudson, RB, 3L; Will Johnson, DB, 2L; Adam Urbano, RB, 1L; Tre Lamb, QB, 3L, Taylor Hennigan, DB, 3L; Marcus Edwards, DE, 3L; Caleb Mitchell, DB, 3L; Zack Ziegler, W, 3L; Chris Dickerson, DB, 1L; Howard Griffin, LB, 3L; Kedrick Towles, W, 3L; Tommie McBride, DE, 3L; Matt Moran, LB, 3L; Jordan Adams, LS, 3L; Michael Baker, OL, 3L; Hunter Beedle, OL, 3L; Slade Adams, OL, 3L; Zach Bush, TE; and LaDarrius Verge, DT, 3L. Who's who? — The Golden Eagle roster includes 12 sets of players who share the same last names. The leaders in the group are Adams, Bush and Smith, with three each on the roster (Blake, Jordan and Slade Adams; Stephen, Nathan and Zach Bush; Matt, Jordan and Joshua Smith). Other pairs with the same surname on the 2012

roster are signees Colton and Eric Belew, DaJuan and Matt Brown, Brett and William Dillard, Jordan and Will Johnson, signees Corey and Zach Malone, Cory and Seth McDonald, Avery and Terrell Rollins, and Caleb and Malcolm Mitchell. Honor Roll Regulars — An amazing number of Golden Eagle returnees -- nearly 50 percent of the team’s roster -- were listed on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for at least one semester last year. Quite An Honor — Former Golden Eagle linebacker Corey Watson, who graduated in December of 2011, was was named Tennessee Tech’s Man of the Year for 2011-12. Watson was also recognized as a Scholar-Athlete by the Nashville chapter of the National Football Coaches Association, and was named the team’s Defensive MVP at the conclusion of 2011. Additionally, Watson received the Golden Eagle’s “Tech Pride Award” and was named to the prestigious Hampshire Honor Society by he National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF). Pro Connections — As the season begins, Tech has three connections in the NFL including one head coach and two players. Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith is a former assistant coach at Tennessee Tech. Smith’s last collegiate coaching stop before joining the NFL in 1998 was at Tech where he spent 12 seasons (1987-1998). He served in a variety of roles during his tenure including Defensive Coordinator, Defensive Line Coach and Special Teams Coach. Former Golden Eagle Frank Omiyale is an offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks while wide receiver Tim Benford was on the Dallas Cowboys roster.

Tailgate Park Buzzing — The Magic 98.5 Tailgate Park continues to buzz with activity as fans came out early to play games, cook brats, hear GOLDEN EAGLES IN OVERTIME some great music and get The Golden Eagles have not played an overtime game since into the spirit to cheer the 2006. Tech stands 8-5 in the 13 games that have reached extra Golden Eagles. The Tailgate periods. Park opens three hours W - Tech 16, Murray State 13 (1 OT)—October 1, 1988 before kickoff. W - Tech 20, Austin Peay 14 (1 OT)—November 10, 1990 At the Helm — Col W - Tech 21, UT Martin 14 (2 OT)—October 5, 1996 lege football legend and W - Tech 16, Murray State 13 (1 OT)—November 1, 1997 Cookeville native Watson W - Tech 31, UT Martin 24 (1 OT)—October 17, 1998 Brown will be at the helm W - Tech 31, Eastern Kentucky 29 (3OT)—October 24, 1998 for his sixth season with the L - Eastern Kentucky 23, Tech 20 (2OT)—November 13, 1999 Golden Eagles, after being L - UT Martin 30, Tech 23 (1 OT)—October 4, 2003 named the Ohio Valley Con W - Tech 40, Eastern Illinois 37 (2 OT)—November 6, 2004 (HC) ference Coach of the Year in L - Southeast Missouri 31, Tech 28 (1 OT)—November 13, 2004 2011 for the first time in his L - Chattanooga 30, Tech 23 (1 OT)—September 3, 2005 career. Brown ranks sixth in W - Tech 20, Murray State 14 (1 OT)—September 30, 2006 Tech history in both career L - Jacksonville State 17, Tech 10 (1 OT)—October 28, 2006 victories (25) and winning percentage (.446).

The OVC in 2012 OVC Predicted Order of Finish (Number in parenthesis indicates first-place votes)

1. Eastern Kentucky (12) - 124 2. Jacksonville State (6) - 117 3. Murray State - 85 4. Tennessee Tech - 83 5. Tennessee State - 69 6. UT Martin - 67 7. Southeast Missouri - 44 8. Eastern Illinois - 42 9. Austin Peay - 17

Preseason All-OVC Team OFFENSE QB - Casey Brockman, Murray State RB - Matt Denham, Eastern Kentucky RB - Washaun Ealey, Jacksonville State WR - Tyrone Goard, Eastern Kentucky WR - Quentin Sims, UT Martin TE - Von Wise, Eastern Illinois C - O.J. Enabosi, Eastern Kentucky OG - Kadeem Edwards, Tennessee State OG - Tori Mobley, Jacksonville State OT - Aaron Adams, Eastern Kentucky OT - Patrick Ford, Eastern Kentucky DEFENSE DL - Marcus Edwards, Tennessee Tech DL - Artavious Dowdell, Eastern Illinois DL - Antonio Harper, Tennessee State LB - Anthony Brown, Eastern Kentucky LB - Ichiro Vance, Eastern Kentucky LB - Blake Peiffer, Southeast Missouri LB - Qua Huzzie, Murray State LB - Sam Small, Murray State DB - Will Johnson, Tennessee Tech DB - Austin Tallant, Tennessee Tech DB - Justin Bell, Eastern Kentucky DB - Brooklyn Fox, Eastern Kentucky SPECIALISTS K - Cody Sandlin, UT Martin P - Jordan Berry, Eastern Kentucky RS - Weldon Garlington, Tennessee State Preseason Offensive Player of the Year: Casey Brockman (QB), Murray State Preseason Defensive Players of the Year: Blake Peiffer (LB), Southeast Missouri

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Numerical Roster 1........ Steve Wilson 2........ Bud Golden 3........ Jamel Cook 4........ Will Johnson 5........ Darian Stone 6........ Adam Urbano 7........ William Dillard 8........ Ryan Tilghman 9........ Tre Lamb 10...... Taylor Hennigan 10b... Matthew Hamby 11...... Marty Jones 12...... Stephen Bush 13...... Marcus Edwards 14...... Austin Tallant 15...... Caleb Mitchell 16...... Zack Ziegler 17...... Carter Crutchfield 18...... Jared Davis 19...... Cory McDonald 20...... Doug Page 21...... Da’Rick Rogers 22...... Tremaine Hudson 23...... Jimmy Laughlin 23b... Cody Forbes 24...... James Huguely 25...... Cody Matthews 26...... Josh Pleasant 26b... Colton Belew 27...... Jordan Smith 28...... Eric Belew 29...... Krys Cates 30...... Tra’Darius Goff 31...... Luke Woodason 31b... Dorian Eskridge 32...... Chris Dickerson 33...... Howard Griffin 35...... Radir Annoor 35b... Jalen Taylor 36...... Tevin McDermott 37...... Patrick Prewitt 38...... Demario Donnell 39...... Heath Dyer 40...... Seth McDonald 41...... Cory Webber 42...... Kedrick Towles 43...... Taylor Fletcher 43b... William Stevens

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Alphabetical Roster Roster is current as of August 28, 2012 / Ages listed are as of July 20, 2012 No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Age Exp. Hometown/High School/Previous School 49 Cy Ables H So. 6-3 230 20 SQ Athens, Tenn. / McMinn County 44 Blake Adams LB Jr. 5-11 225 19 2L Stone Mountain, Ga. / Dunwoody 61 Jordan Adams LS Sr. 6-3 210 20 3L Union Grove, Ga. / Union Grove 73 Slade Adams OL Sr. 6-6 315 20 3L Mt. Juliet, Tenn. / Mt. Juliet 35 Radir Annoor RB Fr. 5-9 195 18 HS Nashville, Tenn. / Brentwood Academy 66 Michael Baker OL Sr. 6-2 285 20 3L Westmoreland, Tenn. / Westmoreland 72 Hunter Beedle OL Sr. 6-3 285 20 3L Kingsport, Tenn. / Sullivan South 26b Colton Belew DB Fr. 6-2 180 18 HS Columbia, Tenn. / Columbia Central 28 Eric Belew WR Fr. 6-2 180 20 HS Columbia, Tenn. / Columbia Central 87 DaJuan Brown DL Jr. 6-4 255 19 1L Smyrna, Tenn. / Blackman 45 Matt Brown W So. 6-3 225 20 SQ Jamestown, Tenn. / York Institute 77 Nathan Bush DT So. 6-5 275 19 SQ Morristown, Tenn. / Hamblen-West 12 Stephen Bush RB So. 5-11 195 19 1L Cookeville, Tenn. / Cookeville 89 Zach Bush DL Sr. 6-4 265 22 SQ Morristown, Tenn. / Morristown West 63 Christian Cardwell OL Fr. 6-6 270 18 RS Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood HS 55 KJ Carter LB Fr. 6-0 205 21 HS Madison, Miss./Madison Central HS 29 Krys Cates WR Fr. 6-2 190 18 HS Newport, Tenn. / Cocke County 47 Logan Cavendar LB Fr. 6-2 215 18 HS Fairview, Tenn. / Fairview 71 William Chatmon OL Fr. 6-4 255 18 HS Kennesaw, Ga. / North Cobb 3 Jamel Cook DB So. 5-11 175 19 1L Birmingham, Ala. / Spain Park 17 Carter Crutchfield WR Jr. 6-2 185 20 2L Dalton, Ga. / Dalton 18 Jared Davis QB Fr. 6-3 190 18 HS Tullahoma, Tenn. / Tullahoma 97 Stepfon Davis-Boyd DE Fr. 6-3 260 19 RS Memphis, Tenn. / Mitchell 32 Chris Dickerson DB Sr. 5-10 200 21 1L Nashville, Tenn. / Hunters Lane 79 Brett Dillard OL Fr. 6-3 280 18 HS Mt. Juliet, Tenn. / Mt. Juliet 7 William Dillard DB So. 6-0 190 19 HS Vestavia, Ala. / Vestavia Hills 38 Demario Donnell DB Fr. 5-9 165 18 HS Nashville, Tenn. / Pearl-Cohn 39 Heath Dyer DB So. 6-2 200 19 1L Clarksville, Tenn. / Clarksville Academy 13 Marcus Edwards DE Sr. 6-1 245 20 3L Alabaster, Ala. / Thompson 31b Dorian Eskridge RB Fr. 5-8 175 18 HS Knoxville, Tenn./Hardin Valley Academy 43b William Stevens RB So. 6-2 235 19 1L Brentwood, Tenn. / David Lipscomb 23b Cody Forbes RB Jr. 5-11 205 19 2L Elizabethton, Tenn. / Elizabethton 70 Maricus Gaines OL Fr. 6-4 285 18 HS Watertown, Tenn./Watertown HS 81 Neil Gannaway WR So. 6-4 190 19 RS Vestavia, Ala. / Vestavia Hills 30 Tra’Darius Goff LB So. 5-11 240 19 1L Columbia, Tenn. / Columbia Central 2 Bud Golden RB Jr. 6-0 220 19 1L Cincinnati, Ohio / Sycamore 33 Howard Griffin LB Sr. 6-1 220 21 3L Nashville, Tenn. / Pearl Cohn 10b Matthew Hamby QB So. 6-4 205 19 RS Murfreesboro, Tenn. /Brentwood Academy 88 Chris Harris P/K Fr. 6-0 190 18 HS Columbia, Tenn. / Columbia Central 91 Kyron Hart DE Fr. 6-3 250 18 HS Lebanon, Tenn. / Lebanon 10 Taylor Hennigan DB Sr. 6-0 190 22 3L Cookeville, Tenn. / Cookeville 22 Tremaine Hudson RB Sr. 5-9 190 20 3L Chattanooga, Tenn. / Howard HS 24 James Huguely DB So. 6-1 185 19 SQ Atlanta, Ga. / Cedar Grove 64 Justin Ivory OL Fr. 6-6 340 19 RS Vestavia, Ala. / Vestavia Hills 99 Jordan Johnson NG Jr. 5-11 285 19 2L Miami, Fla. / Carol City 4 Will Johnson DB Sr. 6-2 218 21 2L Nashville, Tenn. / Pearl-Cohn 11 Marty Jones DB Jr. 6-1 195 20 2L Cincinnati, Ohio / Sycamore 51 Jerry King DE Jr. 6-0 245 20 2L Stone Mountain, Ga. / Dunwoody 9 Tre Lamb QB Sr. 5-9 185 21 3L Calhoun, Ga. / Calhoun 23 Jimmy Laughlin DB Fr. 6-2 190 18 HS Vestavia, Ala. / Vestavia Hills 69 Jibrin Linge OL Fr. 6-2 190 18 HS Marietta, Ga, / Sprayberry 67 Cory Malone DT Fr. 6-6 240 18 HS Henderson, Tenn. / Chester County 57 Zach Malone DE Fr. 6-2 250 18 HS Henderson, Tenn. / Chester County 65 Matt Martin OL Fr. 6-5 300 18 HS Franklin, Tenn. / Battle Ground Academy 25 Cody Matthews W So. 6-2 190 19 1L Gallatin, Tenn. / Gallatin

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Tommie McBride Trey McCalla Brannon McCoin Tevin McDermott Cory McDonald Seth McDonald Caleb Mitchell Malcolm Mitchell Lamar Moore Matt Moran James Normand Doug Page Joshua Pleasant Wade Plemons Patrick Prewitt J.T. Rankin Randall Reeves Harrison Reid Da’Rick Rogers Avery Rollins Terrell Rollins Jay Rudwall Zachary Sharp Wesley Sherrill Jordan Smith Matthew Smith Conor Sparkman Taylor Fletcher Darian Stone Dylan Sullivan Austin Tallant Jalen Taylor Parker Teeter Ryan Tilghman Kedrick Towles Adam Urbano Ladarius Vanlier LaDarrius Verge Cory Webber Anthony Williams Steve Wilson Luke Woodason Zack Ziegler Chad Zinchini

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Sr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. So. So. Jr. So. So. So. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr.

6-1 245 6-0 190 5-11 175 6-1 210 6-0 205 5-11 225 6-1 195 6-2 230 6-0 290 6-1 210 6-2 295 6-2 230 5-10 175 6-3 190 6-1 190 6-1 260 6-2 290 6-4 235 6-3 205 6-3 280 6-0 170 5-11 220 6-2 190 6-4 290 5-10 175 6-4 285 5-11 185 5-8 205 6-0 185 6-1 260 5-10 190 5-9 190 6-6 260 6-2 200 6-2 220 5-8 200 5-7 165 6-3 260 6-2 195 6-1 190 6-3 195 5-11 180 6-0 200 6-3 220

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Cincinnati, Ohio / Taft Ooltewah, Tenn. / Boyd-Buchanan HS Livingston, Tenn. / Livingston Academy Athens, Tenn./Appalachian State Redwood City, Calif. / Woodside Sparta, Tenn. / White County Russellville, Ala. / Russellville Stone Mountain, Ga./Dunwoody/Louisville Nashville, Tenn. / East Literature Magnet Fayetteville, Tenn./Lincoln County HS Oak Ridge, Tenn. / Oak Ridge Franklin, Tenn. / Franklin Road Academy Brentwood, Tenn. / Brentwood Academy Loudon, Tenn. / Loudon Vestavia, Ala. / Vestavia Hills Alcoa, Tenn. / Alcoa McCalla, Ala. / McAdory Cincinnati, Ohio / Winton Woods Calhoun, Ga. / Tennessee Gadsden, Ala. / Gadsden City Greeneville, Tenn. / Greenville Ooltewah, Tenn. / Ooltewah Maryville, Tenn. / Maryville Antioch, Tenn. / Brentwood Academy Franklin, Tenn. / Battle Ground Academy Jonesboro, Ga. / North Clayton Sparta, Tenn. / White County HS Kingsport, Tenn./Sullivan South HS Clinton, Tenn. / Clinton Lavernge, Tenn. / Lavernge Alcoa, Tenn. / Alcoa LaVergne, Tenn./LaVergn HS Lebanon, Tenn. / Friendship Christian HS Columbia, Tenn. / Columbia Central Antioch, Tenn. / Antioch Calhoun, Ga. / Calhoun Nashville, Tenn. / Maplewood Murfreesboro, Tenn. / Riverdale Cincinnati, Ohio / Winton Woods Jamestown, Tenn. / York Institute Smyrna, Tenn. / Smyrna Atlanta, Ga. / Northwest Whitfield Greenbrier, Tenn. / Greenbrier Hendersonville, Tenn. / Beech

Head Coach: Watson Brown (Vanderbilt, 1973) Associate Head Coach: Billy Taylor (Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator) Assistant Head Coach: Sam Williamson (Defensive Line/Defensive Run Game Coordinator) Assistant Coaches: Steven Brown (Offensive Coordinator /Runningbacks/Quarterbacks) Thomas Cox (Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator/Director of Football Operations) Sidney Powell (Secondary/Defensive Passing Game Coordinator) Chris Grimes (Nickels/Strong Safeties) Lee Sweeney (Receivers) Tyler Wolf (Special Teams Coordinator/Cornerbacks) Graduate Assistants: Brandon Barnes (Defensive Line) Orlandus Kirby (Tight Ends/H-Backs) Support Staff: Debbie Parker (Executive Aide), Kate Nicewicz (Admin. Assistant for Academics - Football) Sports Information Contacts: Rob Schabert (primary); Brandon Goodwin and Mike Lehman (secondary)

44...... Blake Adams 45...... Matt Brown 46...... Brannon McCoin 47...... Logan Cavendar 48...... Tommie McBride 49...... Cy Ables 50...... J.T. Rankin 51...... Jerry King 52...... Avery Rollins 54...... Matt Moran 55...... KJ Carter 56...... Terrell Rollins 57...... Zach Malone 59...... Jay Rudwall 60...... James Normand 61...... Jordan Adams 62...... Randall Reeves 63...... Christian Cardwell 64...... Justin Ivory 65...... Matt Martin 66...... Michael Baker 67...... Cory Malone 68...... Conor Sparkman 69...... Jibrin Linge 70...... Maricus Gaines 71...... William Chatmon 72...... Hunter Beedle 73...... Slade Adams 74...... Wesley Sherrill 75...... Matthew Smith 77...... Nathan Bush 79...... Brett Dillard 80...... Wade Plemons 81...... Neil Gannaway 82...... Ladarius Vanlier 83...... Tyler Whitlock 86...... Parker Teeter 87...... DaJuan Brown 88...... Chris Harris 89...... Zach Bush 91...... Kryon Hart 92...... Chad Zinchini 93...... Harrison Reid 94...... Malcolm Mitchell 95...... Lamar Moore 96...... Zach Sharp 97...... Stepfon Davis-Boyd 98...... LaDarrius Verge 99...... Jordan Johnson .......... Trey McCalla .......... Anthony WIlliams

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Alphabetical Roster 49.......Cy Ables 44.......Blake Adams 61.......Jordan Adams 73.......Slade Adams 35....... Radir Annoor 66....... Michael Baker 72....... Hunter Beedle 26b.... Colton Belew 28....... Eric Belew 87....... DaJuan Brown 45....... Matt Brown 77....... Nathan Bush 12....... Stephen Bush 89....... Zach Bush 63.......Christian Cardwell 55.......KJ Carter 29....... Krys Cates 47....... Logan Cavendar 71....... William Chatmon 3......... Jamel Cook 17....... Carter Crutchfield 18....... Jared Davis 97....... Stepfon Davis-Boyd 32....... Chris Dickerson 79....... Brett Dillard 7......... William Dillard 38....... Demario Donnell 39....... Heath Dyer 13....... Marcus Edwards 31b....Dorian Eskridge 43a....Taylor Fletcher 23a....Cody Forbes 70.......Maricus Gaines 81....... Neil Gannaway 30....... Tra’Darius Goff 2......... Bud Golden 33....... Howard Griffin 10b.... Matthew Hamby 88....... Chris Harris 91....... Kyron Hart 10....... Taylor Hennigan 22 ......Tremaine Hudson 24....... James Huguely 64....... Justin Ivory 99....... Jordan Johnson 4......... Will Johnson 11....... Marty Jones 51....... Jerry King

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Numerical Roster Roster is current as of August 28, 2012 / Ages listed are as of July 20, 2012 No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 10b 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 23b 24 25 26 26b 27 28 29 30 31 31b 32 33 35 35b 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 43b 44 45 46 47 48 49

Name Steve Wilson Bud Golden Jamel Cook Will Johnson Darian Stone Adam Urbano William Dillard Ryan Tilghman Tre Lamb Taylor Hennigan Matthew Hamby Marty Jones Stephen Bush Marcus Edwards Austin Tallant Caleb Mitchell Zack Ziegler Carter Crutchfield Jared Davis Cory McDonald Doug Page Da’Rick Rogers Tremaine Hudson Jimmy Laughlin Cody Forbes James Huguely Cody Matthews Joshua Pleasant Colton Belew Jordan Smith Eric Belew Krys Cates Tra’Darius Goff Luke Woodason Dorian Eskridge Chris Dickerson Howard Griffin Radir Annoor Jalen Taylor Tevin McDermott Patrick Prewitt Demario Donnell Heath Dyer Seth McDonald Cory Webber Kedrick Towles Taylor Fletcher William Stevens Blake Adams Matt Brown Brannon McCoin Logan Cavendar Tommie McBride Cy Ables

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Ht. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. So. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. So. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. So. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. So. So. Fr. Sr. So.

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

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Hometown/HS/Previous Institution Smyrna, Tenn. / Smyrna Cincinnati, Ohio / Sycamore Birmingham, Ala. / Spain Park Nashville, Tenn. / Pearl-Cohn Clinton, Tenn. / Clinton Calhoun, Ga. / Calhoun Vestavia, Ala. / Vestavia Hills Columbia, Tenn. / Columbia Central Calhoun, Ga. / Calhoun Cookeville, Tenn. / Cookeville Murfreesboro, Tenn. /Brentwood Academy Cincinnati, Ohio / Sycamore Cookeville, Tenn. / Cookeville Alabaster, Ala. / Thompson Alcoa, Tenn. / Alcoa Russellville, Ala. / Russellville Greenbrier, Tenn. / Greenbrier Dalton, Ga. / Dalton Tullahoma, Tenn. / Tullahoma Redwood City, Calif. / Woodside Franklin, Tenn. / Franklin Road Academy Calhoun, Ga. / Tennessee Chattanooga, Tenn. / Howard HS Vestavia, Ala. / Vestavia Hills Elizabethton, Tenn. / Elizabethton Atlanta, Ga. / Cedar Grove Gallatin, Tenn. / Gallatin Brentwood, Tenn. / Brentwood Academy Columbia, Tenn. / Columbia Central Franklin, Tenn. / Battle Ground Academy Columbia, Tenn. / Columbia Central Newport, Tenn. / Cocke County Columbia, Tenn. / Columbia Central Atlanta, Ga. / Northwest Whitfield Knoxville, Tenn./Hardin Valley Academy Nashville, Tenn. / Hunters Lane Nashville, Tenn. / Pearl Cohn Nashville, Tenn. / Brentwood Academy LaVergne, Tenn./LaVergn HS Athens, Tenn./Appalachian State Vestavia, Ala. / Vestavia Hills Nashville, Tenn. / Pearl-Cohn Clarksville, Tenn. / Clarksville Academy Sparta, Tenn. / White County Cincinnati, Ohio / Winton Woods Antioch, Tenn. / Antioch Kingsport, Tenn./Sullivan South HS Brentwood, Tenn. / David Lipscomb Stone Mountain, Ga. / Dunwoody Jamestown, Tenn. / York Institute Livingston, Tenn. / Livingston Academy Fairview, Tenn. / Fairview Cincinnati, Ohio / Taft Athens, Tenn. / McMinn County

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J.T. Rankin Jerry King Avery Rollins Matt Moran KJ Carter Terrell Rollins Zach Malone Dylan Sullivan Jay Rudwall James Normand Jordan Adams Randall Reeves Christian Cardwell Justin Ivory Matt Martin Michael Baker Cory Malone Conor Sparkman Jibrin Linge Maricus Gaines William Chatmon Hunter Beedle Slade Adams Wesley Sherrill Matthew Smith Nathan Bush Brett Dillard Wade Plemons Neil Gannaway Ladarius Vanlier Parker Teeter DaJuan Brown Chris Harris Zach Bush Kyron Hart Chad Zinchini Harrison Reid Malcolm Mitchell Lamar Moore Zachary Sharp Stepfon Davis-Boyd LaDarrius Verge Jordan Johnson Trey McCalla Anthony Williams

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Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr.

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Alcoa, Tenn. / Alcoa Stone Mountain, Ga. / Dunwoody Gadsden, Ala. / Gadsden City Fayetteville, Tenn./Lincoln County HS Madison, Miss./Madison Central HS Greeneville, Tenn. / Greenville Henderson, Tenn. / Chester County Lavernge, Tenn. / Lavernge Ooltewah, Tenn. / Ooltewah Oak Ridge, Tenn. / Oak Ridge Union Grove, Ga. / Union Grove McCalla, Ala. / McAdory Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood HS Vestavia, Ala. / Vestavia Hills Franklin, Tenn. / Battle Ground Academy Westmoreland, Tenn. / Westmoreland Henderson, Tenn. / Chester County Sparta, Tenn. / White County HS Marietta, Ga, / Sprayberry Watertown, Tenn./Watertown HS Kennesaw, Ga. / North Cobb Kingsport, Tenn. / Sullivan South Mt. Juliet, Tenn. / Mt. Juliet Antioch, Tenn. / Brentwood Academy Jonesboro, Ga. / North Clayton Morristown, Tenn. / Hamblen-West Mt. Juliet, Tenn. / Mt. Juliet Loudon, Tenn. / Loudon Vestavia, Ala. / Vestavia Hills Nashville, Tenn. / Maplewood Lebanon, Tenn. / Friendship Christian HS Smyrna, Tenn. / Blackman Columbia, Tenn. / Columbia Central Morristown, Tenn. / Morristown West Lebanon, Tenn. / Lebanon Hendersonville, Tenn. / Beech Cincinnati, Ohio / Winton Woods Stone Mountain, Ga./Dunwoody/Louisville Nashville, Tenn. / East Literature Magnet Maryville, Tenn. / Maryville Memphis, Tenn. / Mitchell Murfreesboro, Tenn. / Riverdale Miami, Fla. / Carol City Ooltewah, Tenn. / Boyd-Buchanan HS Jamestown, Tenn. / York Institute

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Name Pronunciation Tremaine Hudson Treh-MAINE Adam Urbano er-BAN-oh Ryan Tilghman TILL-man Tre Lamb TRAY James Huguely HEW-glee Tra’Darius Goff truh-DARE-ee-us Ladarius Vanlier van-LEER Chad Zinchini zin-CHEE-nee

9 ........Tre Lamb 23b.... Jimmy Laughlin 69....... Jilbrin Linge 67....... Cory Malone 57....... Zach Malone 65....... Matt Martin 25....... Cody Matthews 48....... Tommie McBride --.........Trey McCalla 46.......Brannon McCoin 36.......Tevin McDermott 19.......Cory McDonald 40.......Seth McDonald 15.......Caleb Mitchell 94.......Malcolm Mitchell 95.......Lamar Moore 54.......Matt Moran 60.......James Normand 20.......Doug Page 26.......Joshua Pleasant 80.......Wade Plemons 37.......Patrick Prewitt 50.......J.T. Rankin 62.......Randall Reeves 93.......Harrison Reid 21.......Da’Rick Rogers 52.......Avery Rollins 56.......Terrell Rollins 59.......Jay Rudwall 96.......Zachary Sharp 74.......Wesley Sherrill 27.......Jordan Smith 75.......Matthew Smith 68.......Conor Sparkman 43.......William Stevens 5.........Darian Stone 58.......Dylan Sullivan 14.......Austin Tallant 35b....Jalen Taylor 86.......Parker Teeter 8.........Ryan Tilghman 42.......Kedrick Towles 6.........Adam Urbano 82.......Ladarius Vanlier 98.......LaDarrius Verge 41.......Cory Webber --.........Anthony Williams 1.........Steve Wilson 31.......Luke Woodason 16.......Zack Ziegler 92.......Chad Zincini

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Watson BROWN v 28th season as head coach v 40th season in collegiate coaching v Sixth season as head coach at Tennessee Tech

(named December 9, 2006)

v 2010 Recipient of the Roy Kramer “Contribution To Football” Award from the National Football Foundation

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t the conclusion of the 2010 season, Watson Brown saw his team roll to an amazing, fourth-quarter comeback victory over Jacksonville State in the season finale. The team’s performance impressed him so much that he made a change in his approach for the 2011 season. That change was the beginning of the Golden Eagles’ Ohio Valley Conference championship run, earning the program a share of its first OVC title since 1975 and an automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs for the first time in program history. Over the course of the 2011 season the Golden Eagles exhibited “The Fastest 60 Minutes in Football” time and again en route to finishing the regular season 7-3 overall, 6-2 in OVC play. At the season’s end, the team ranked No. 20 in the FCS Coaches Poll and No. 21 in the Sports Network poll (the team’s first national ranking since the 2002 season). The Golden Eagles ascended to as high as 15th in the polls during the year, losing just two games by a combined three points to Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) opponents in 2011, both OVC games. The seven victories overall were the most for Tech since the 2001 season and the Golden Eagles had a winning record for just the third time in the last decade. The conference championship was the first for Brown.

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Ever the offensive innovator, Brown and his staff have continued to work tirelessly to recruit the type of talent necessary for a fast-paced, dynamic offense and brick wall defense. Over the past several years, Brown has not only raised the talent level on the field, but also the level of expertise walking the sidelines in Tucker Stadium. Born and raised in Cookeville, he came back home in 2007 and his first five seasons at Tennessee Tech have been a whirlwind of excitement marked by a resurgence in support for Golden Eagle football. The veteran coach has used an even-tempered approach to teach his young staff and players, and Tech’s desire to remain at the top of the Ohio Valley Conference remains tenacious as ever after last year’s championship season. After opening up the 2011 season with a road loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes out of the Big 10, the Golden Eagles bounced back to win four straight games, including a come from behind, 34-31 win at UT Martin in the first York Trophy game of the season. As a team, the 2012 Golden Eagle squad recorded the most points in a single season with 355, and the highest scoring average in a season with a mark of 32.3 points per game. The team also set multiple single game records, and several individuals recorded personal records. Considering that the stats from 2011 essentially re-wrote the TTU football record books, it’s no wonder Brown was the recipient of several awards himself. Following the conclusion of the season, Brown was named a finalist for the prestigious Eddie Robinson award, which honors the national coach of the year in the FCS. He was 11th in voting for the Liberty Mutual FCS National Coach of the Year. The 2012 season will be Brown’s 40th year of coaching collegiate football overall and his 28th year as a collegiate head coach. He was named the OVC’s Roy Kidd Coach of the Year for the first time, as well as the Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Coach of the Year. Additionally, Brown was honored by continued on next page

Personal

Date of Birth: April 19, 1950 Age: 62 Place of Birth: Cookeville, Tenn. Wife: The former Brenda Arnold of Lebanon, Tenn. Date Married: February 17, 1973 Where he met Brenda: At a softball tournament in 1972; He was coaching and she was playing for the opponent Children (2): Ginny and Steven

College Coaching Experience

1973 1974-75 1976-77 1978 1979-80 1981-82 1983 1984-85 1986-90 1990-92 1993-94 1995-06 2007-

Vanderbilt University East Carolina University Jacksonville State University Texas Tech University Austin Peay Vanderbilt University University of Cincinnati Rice University Vanderbilt University Mississippi State University University of Oklahoma UAB Tennessee Tech University

Graduate assistant Quarterbacks, receivers Offensive coordinator Quarterbacks Head coach Offensive coordinator Head coach Head coach and A.D. Head coach Offensive coordinator Offensive coordinator Head coach and A.D Head coach

College Playing Experience

1969-72 Quarterback and shortstop at Vanderbilt

College Education 1973

Vanderbilt University B.A. - Geology

High School Education

1966-69 Cookeville (Tenn.) High School Football, Baseball and Basketball

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL the National Football Foundation (Middle Tennessee Chapter) for his efforts throughout the historic 2011 season. Brown, 62, was named in December 2006 as the new head football coach of the Tennessee Tech University Golden Eagles. He returned to his hometown as the 10th head football coach in Tech history. “We’re excited to be coming back to Cookeville,” Brown said at the packed press conference. “This is a great opportunity to make a move and really improve the Golden Eagle football program to the point where we can win conference championships and make a run at a national championship.” Brown left his position as head coach at UAB after 12 seasons. Brown has previously coached at two schools that are members of the Ohio Valley Conference, serving as head coach at Austin Peay for two years and assistant coach at Jacksonville State, then a Division II program, for two years. “Cookeville is home. It’s where my wife and I are from, and it’s neat to have that as part of this decision, too,” Brown said. Brown returned to the town where he was a talented baseball, football and basketball player at Cookeville High School. He signed with Vanderbilt out of high school and was a standout quarterback for the Commodores from 1969-72. He is best remembered by many Commodore fans for leading Vandy to a 14-10 victory over Alabama in 1969. Brown was named the Sports Illustrated National Back of the Week for his efforts. Support for Brown was evident from Day One, and it carried over through the 2007 season with record season ticket sales. Tech’s first home game drew the largest opening day crowd in the 43-year history of Tucker Stadium. He has worked hard in his effort toward rebuilding the Golden Eagles into Ohio Valley Conference champions and has had the support of the community and the Upper Cumberland Region. A popular speaker, Brown has addressed numerous clubs and organizations throughout the region during his time at Tech. He has also found success on the recruiting trail, signing four of the most promising groups of newcomers in the program’s history. Raising the talent level at Tech is a key step in taking the Golden Eagles to a conference championship. It’s a step that Brown is familiar with -- after all, building programs has been a calling card for Watson Brown. The remarkable growth of the UAB program under Brown’s guidance was a major factor in UAB’s entry into Conference USA play in 1999. That year for their C-USA debut, the Blazers recorded a 5-6 overall record against a brutal all I-A schedule, finishing in a four-way tie for second place with a 4-2 league record.

“Watson Brown is a man of high character, a focused recruiter, and an exceptional football coach...He is focused on both the academic and athletic success of our student-athletes, which is the perfect fit for Tennessee Tech.” -- Mark Wilson

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Under Brown, UAB was bowleligible three times in seven seasons and in 2004 attained their previously elusive first bowl invitation with a trip to Honolulu to play in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl. A proven veteran in the coaching profession, Brown is known as one of the best offensive minds in football. He made his head coaching debut in 1979 in the Ohio Valley Conference directing the Austin Peay Governors, and at age 29, he was one of the youngest head coaches in the nation. He posted 7-4 records in both 1979 and 1980, twice being runner-up for Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year honors. Brown began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Vanderbilt in 1973 and was a full-time assistant coach

for the first time in 1974 as Pat Dye’s quarterback and receiver coach at East Carolina. The Pirates were 7-4 in 1974 and 8-3 in 1975, posting victories over several Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.

Brown was the offensive coordinator at Jacksonville State University in 1976 and 1977 (at the time JSU was a Division II program, and currently is a member of the OVC). During those two seasons, the Gamecocks finished 7-4 and 11-3, and played for the Division II national championship in 1977. Brown was the quarterbacks and receivers coach at Texas Tech in 1978, where the Red Raiders posted a 7-4 record in what was supposed to be a rebuilding year. While serving as offensive coordinator at Vanderbilt for two seasons (1981-82), Brown’s offense set 57 school records and the Commodores posted an 8-3 record and made a Hall of Fame Bowl appearance (1982). In 1983, Brown was head coach at Cincinnati, where he led the Bearcats to a season-opening 14-3 victory at defend-

Watson Brown’s Career Head Coaching Won-Loss Record 1979 Austin Peay 1980 Austin Peay 1983 Cincinnati 1984 Rice 1985 Rice 1986 Vanderbilt 1987 Vanderbilt 1988 Vanderbilt 1989 Vanderbilt 1990 Vanderbilt 1995 UAB 1996 UAB 1997 UAB 1998 UAB 1999 UAB 2000 UAB 2001 UAB 2002 UAB 2003 UAB 2004 UAB 2005 UAB 2006 UAB 2007 Tennessee Tech 2008 Tennessee Tech 2009 Tennessee Tech 2010 Tennessee Tech 2011 Tennessee Tech 27 seasons

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL ing national champion Penn State. Before coaching at Vanderbilt, Brown was athletic director and head football coach at Rice (1984-85). He led the Owls to two of their best offensive seasons. From 1986-90, Brown was the head coach at Vanderbilt, his alma mater. In 1991 and 1992, Brown was the offensive coordinator at Mississippi State under head coach Jackie Sherrill. During those two seasons, the Bulldogs posted a 14-10 record, made two bowl appearances and upset three nationally-ranked opponents. Prior to going to UAB, Brown was the offensive coordinator at the University of Oklahoma (1993-94). Coaching is a big part of Brown’s family. His brother Mack Brown is the head coach at Texas and won a national championship with the Longhorns. His grandfather, Eddie “Jelly” Watson, was a legendary prep football coach, compiling a 106-51-13 record at Cookeville High School. Brown’s brother Mel resides in Cookeville. Watson Brown is married to the former Brenda Arnold, and they have two children; daughter Ginny, who was a four-year letterwinner at Georgia State University (1996-00), and a son Steven, who was a wide receiver/quarterback for the Golden Eagles in 2007 and has joined his father’s coaching staff. After filling a role as a graduate assistant coach in 2008, Steven is now an assistant coach working with the quarterback and runningbacks. Watson Brown is Tech’s 10th head football coach since 1922, joining the ranks of Loyall Duck, Putty Overall, Hooper Eblen, Star Wood, Wilburn Tucker, Don Wade, Gary Darnell, Jim Ragland and Mike Hennigan. Brown’s many achievements as a student-athlete and later as a coach in the state of Tennessee have not gone unnoticed. Four years ago he was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. In 2010, the National Football Foundation recognized Watson by selecting him as the recipient of the Roy Kramer Contribution to Football Award.

Watson Brown career record vs. Opponent..................W.........L Air Force............................0............1 Akron.................................1............0 Alabama............................0............5 Alabama State................0............1 Arizona..............................0............1 Arkansas...........................0............3 Arkansas State................2............1 Army...................................5............2 Auburn..............................0............5 Austin Peay......................3............2 Baylor.................................2............2 Central Arksansas..........0............1 Central Florida................0............3 Central Methodist.........1............0 Chas. Southern...............2............0 Chattanooga...................1............0 Cincinnati.........................3............5 Concordia.........................1............0 Cornell...............................1............0 Cumberland....................1............0 Duke...................................1............2 East Carolina....................3............2 Eastern Illinois.................2............3 Eastern Kentucky...........1............6 Florida................................1............2 Florida State....................0............3 Gardner-Webb................1............0 Georgia..............................0............7 Hawaii................................0............1 Houston............................4............3 Iowa....................................0............1 Jacksonville State..........6............4 James Madison...............2............0 Kansas................................0............3 Kansas State....................0............1 Kentucky (one tie).........1............4

Knoxville College...........1............0 Lamar.................................2............0 Lane College....................1............0 Livingston State.............1............0 Louisiana-Lafayette......1............1 Louisiana-Monroe.........1............0 Louisiana Tech................0............4 Louisville...........................0............5 LSU......................................2............0 Marshall............................0............1 Mars Hill............................1............0 Maryland..........................1............1 Maryville College...........1............0 Memphis...........................7............6 Miami (Fla.)......................0............3 Miami (Ohio)...................0............1 Middle Tennessee..........4............1 Miles College...................1............0 Mississippi........................0............5 Mississippi State.............2............1 Minnesota........................0............1 Missouri.............................0............1 Montana State................1............0 Morehead State..............1............1 Murray State....................3............4 Nebraska...........................0............1 Nichols State...................1............0 Northeast Louisiana.....0............1 North Texas......................1............0 Ohio....................................1............0 Oklahoma State.............0............1 Penn State........................1............0 Pikeville.............................1............0 Pittsburgh........................0............2 Rice.....................................1............1 Rutgers..............................3............0 Samford............................0............1

SMU....................................0............4 South Carolina................0............1 Southeast Missouri.......3............1 South Florida...................1............1 Southern Miss.................0............6 SW Louisiana...................3............1 Syracuse............................0............1 TCU.....................................3............3 Temple...............................1............0 Tennessee.........................0............7 Tennessee-Martin..........5............3 Tennessee State.............2............3 Tennessee Tech..............4............0 Texas...................................0............2 Texas A&M........................0............2 Texas Tech........................1............0 Troy State..........................2............2 Tulane................................2............6 UTEP...................................1............0 Vanderbilt.........................0............1 Virginia Tech....................0............5 Wake Forest.....................0............2 Western Kentucky.........2............3 Western Michigan.........0............1 Wofford.............................1............0 TOTALS.................... 119.... 182 (and one tie)

Career records above reflect Brown’s wins and losses while head coach at UAB, Rice, Vanderbilt, Cincinnati , Austin Peay and Tennessee Tech.

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL PERSONAL Born: Wife: Children:

EDUCATION

College: High School:

Warren, Ohio / April 17, 1964 (48) former Kristine Renz daughters Mikaelah Jean, 14; McKenzie, 11 East Tennessee State (B.S. 1988) Morristown West High School (1983)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1983-87:

East Tennessee State (Outside linebacker)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Billy

TAYLOR

v Associate Head Coach v Defensive Coordinator / Inside Linebackers v Recruiting Coordinator

1989-90: Southern Mississippi (graduate assistant) Defensive Backs/Wide Receivers 1991-96: Wofford University Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator 1997-03: East Tennessee State Linebackers/Recruiting Coordinator 2002-03: East Tennessee State Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 2004: Elon University Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 2005-07: UT Chattanooga Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 2008: Tennessee Tech University Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers 2009- Tennessee Tech University Associate Head Coach Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

In his fifth season on the Golden Eagle coaching staff, Billy Taylor and the 3-4 system he installed for the defense upon his arrival had a huge impact on the team’s championship fortunes in 2011. On the way to the OVC title, Taylor’s Golden Eagle defense ranked first in the league in total defense and rushing defense, and second in scoring defense. Last year’s team also ranked second in pass efficiency defense, third in interceptions and fourth in pass defense. Serving as associate head coach, he is also the defensive coordinator and coaches the inside linebackers. He joined the staff on Jan. 29, 2008. Taylor, 48, came to Tech from UT Chattanooga, where he was the Mocs’ defensive coordinator for three seasons. Three years ago, the Golden Eagles were first in the Ohio Valley Conference in turnover margin. Two years ago, the Tech defense ranked second in the OVC in interceptions and turnover margin. Taylor joined the UTC staff following the 2004 season, filling the role of defensive coordinator while also coaching the inside linebackers. Prior to his arrival at UTC, Taylor served as Elon’s defensive coordinator and also coached inside linebackers for one year in 2004. Nearly all of Taylor’s collegiate coaching career prior to Tech was within the Southern Conference as he has also worked at East Tennessee State and Wofford. Taylor worked at ETSU from 1997 to 2003, coaching linebackers. He served five years as the recruiting coordinator and the final two as the defensive coordinator. Taylor-coached defenses at ETSU and Elon caused an incredible 92 takeaways in three years from 2002 to 2004. His Buccaneer defensive unit led the SoCon in 2002 and 2003, and the Phoenix ranked second in the league in takeaways in 2004 with 25. His 2003 ETSU defense ranked among the top 30 in the nation in eight different defensive categories. The Morristown, Tenn., native was an assistant coach at Wofford from 1991-96, working as the linebackers coach and recruiting coordinator. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant coach at Southern Mississippi in 1989 and 1990. Taylor earned a degree in Mass Communications from ETSU in 1988. He was a three-year starter as an outside linebacker for the Bucs and was voted team captain his senior year in 1987. He is married to the former Kristine Renz of Easley, S.C., and the couple has two children, Mikaelah Jean, 13, and McKenzie, 10. His brother, Bobby Taylor, is a Tech football letterman.

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL PERSONAL Born: Children:

Luverne, Ala. / January 13, 1983 (29) son, Braylon, 4

EDUCATION College: UAB (B.A. 2005) High School: Greenville (Ala.) High School (2001) PLAYING EXPERIENCE 2001-05: UAB (defensive tackle)

Sam

WILLIAMSON

v Assistant Head Coach v Defensive Run Game Coordinator / Defensive Line

COACHING EXPERIENCE 2006: UAB Volunteer Assistant (DL) 2007-09: Tennessee Tech University Defensive Line 2010- Tennessee Tech University Defensive Running Game Coordinator Defensive Line 2012- Tennessee Tech University Assistant Head Coach Defensive Running Game Coordinator Defensive Line

BOWL EXPERIENCE As a Player A former player and volunteer assistant coach for Watson Brown at UAB, Sam Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl Williamson is now in his sixth season as the defensive line coach at Tech. Williamson 2004: also coordinates the running game defense, and this year was elevated to the role of assistant head coach. Last year, on the way to winning a share of the OVC title, the Golden Eagle defense ranked first in the OVC and was first in the league in rushing defense, allowing only 148.5 yards per game. Williamson has helped shape the careers of several notable Tech defenders, including Geoffrey Woods and John Jackson, both named all-OVC in 2009. Justin Hilliard, a second-team all-OVC pick in 2009, was another of his students. He has also worked with standouts Travis Adkins and Brenden Fisher, and this year Jordan Johnson could emerge as one of the most effective defensive linemen in school history. Williamson, 29, is a 2005 graduate of UAB where he was a four-year letterman as a defensive tackle for the Blazers. He is a native of Greenville, Ala. Following graduation, he spent one season as a volunteer assistant coach for the Blazers, helping to mold the defensive line. He worked in developing the talents of NFL players Jermaine McElveen and Kyle Bissinger. Williamson had the opportunity to learn Brown’s system as both a player and coach at UAB, and has been able to put that knowledge and experience to use in working toward building a winner at TTU. Elected as the captain of both the football and basketball teams at Greenville (Ala.) High School, Williamson continued in a leadership role with the Blazers during his collegiate career. He was twice named the team captain, twice chosen the Conference USA Player of the Week, and was named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll. A member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Williamson was also active in the Big Brother, Big Sister program in Birmingham during his playing career. A defensive tackle, he was a full-time starter his final two years and saw some additional starting duty as a sophomore in 2003. He finished his career with 106 total tackles, including 12 tackles-for-loss and four quarterback sacks. In 2004, he was on the field for the Blazers when they played in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl. Williamson received his bachelor’s degree in Justice Science in 2005, and was a volunteer assistant coach during the 2006 season, working with the defensive line. He also worked one year in the Sports Medicine and Fitness program at UAB, mentoring high school seniors and supervising student-athletes from high schools and middle schools. Williamson is the proud father of one son, Braylon Williamson, born May 6, 2008.

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EDUCATION

College: High School:

Houston, Texas / January 3, 1985 (27) Tennessee Tech (B.S. 2007) UAB (2004-2006) Auburn (2003-2004) Vestavia Hills (Ala.) High School (2003)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 2004-2006: 2007:

UAB (Wide Receiver) Tennessee Tech (Receiver/Quarterback)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Steven

2008: Tennessee Tech (Graduate Assistant) Quarterbacks 2009- Tennessee Tech Quarterbacks/Runningbacks 2012- Tennessee Tech Offensive Coordinator

BROWN

v Offensive Coordinator v Quarterbacks and Runningbacks

Steven Brown, 27, made the move from the playing field to the coaching staff in 2007, spending one season as a graduate assistant on Watson Brown’s staff. In 2008 he moved into an assistant coaching role and for the 2012 season,he takes on the duties of Offensive Coordinator. This will mark the fifth season that he works with the Golden Eagle quarterbacks and runningbacks, as well. In 2009, he helped quarterback Lee Sweeney accomplish his most successful season, and also helped mold several young signal-callers including freshman Tre Lamb and junior Cass Barnes. The past two years that work has paid dividends as Lamb has become one of the most prolific signal-callers in Tech history, setting numerous school passing, scoring and total offense records. An experienced player who enjoyed two successful seasons at UAB and one at Tech, Steven had one season of eligibility remaining in 2008 but passed on the chance to play his final year for the opportunity to begin his coaching career. The son of head coach Watson Brown, Steven played two seasons at UAB then transfered to Tech in 2007 where he played both wide receiver and quarterback for the Golden Eagles. A highly recruited prep quarterback out of high school, he originally enrolled at Auburn in 2004, then moved to UAB and made the transition to receiver in 2005. In 2006 he played in 11 of 12 games for the Blazers, ranking fifth on the team with 14 catches for 200 yards and two touchdowns. In his one season for the Golden Eagles, he had 12 catches for 164 yards as an inside receiver. In the middle of the season, with injuries to the top three quarterbacks, Steven stepped under center and played quarterback. He finished the year going 22-for-34 for 252 yards and one touchdown, posting a 119.02 quarterback rating. In high school, he was named honorable mention on the Class 6A All-State team in 2003 as a senior quarterback, helping lead Vestavia Hills to a 12-2 record and an appearance in the state semifinals.

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EDUCATION College: UAB (B.S. 2002) North Carolina State (M.A. 2007) High School: Jess Lanier High School (Ala.) (1997) PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1998-02: UAB (quarterback) COACHING EXPERIENCE 2003: Campbell High School (Ga.) Quarterbacks, Head freshman coach 2004: Campbell High School (Ga.) Running Backs 2005-06: North Carolina State Offensive graduate assistant 2007-08: Tennessee Tech University Wide receivers v Director of Football Operations 2009- Tennessee Tech University v Running Game Coordinator / Offensive Line Offensive line 2012- Tennessee Tech University Thomas Cox is in his sixth season on the Golden Eagle coaching staff under Watson Offensive line/ Brown, and his fourth season coaching the offensive line,. In addition, he takes on the Director of Football Operations role of Director of Football Operations in 2012. He worked his first two seasons on the staff directing the Golden Eagle wide BOWL EXPERIENCE receivers, helping develop talents such as Larry Shipp and Tim Benford. For the past As a Coach Meineke Car Care Bowl three years, the 32-year-old has worked at developing the skills of several standouts 2005: such as Slade Adams, Scott Schweitzer, Michael Baker, Hunter Beedle, Malcolm Jones, Wesley Sherill and James Normand. Cox has molded a unit that can provide protection to Tech’s talented quarterbacks but also smash open holes for the deep stable of runningbacks. During his first year on the staff, Cox helped Shipp shatter numerous school records on his way to earning first-team all-OVC laurels as well as All-America recognition. In 2008 under his direction, Tim Benford set a school record for receptions and was named the OVC Freshman of the Year. During the 2009 season, his first with the offensive line, Cox helped guide Slade Adams to all-OVC laurels as a freshman, and last year Scott Schweitzer earned All-America status. A former starting quarterback at UAB under Brown, Cox came to Tennessee Tech in 2007 from a graduate assistant coaching position at North Carolina State. He spent two seasons working with receivers on Chuck Amato’s Wolfpack staff. His coaching experience began with a couple of seasons on the high school level, followed by two years at N.C. State. A native of Bessemer, Ala., Cox played his collegiate career under Brown at UAB, including 11 games as a starter for the Blazers. A member of the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll, the UAB Dean’s List and the UAB Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, Cox was 7-4 as a starter. He was named as a National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American. In December 2002, Cox received his bachelor’s degree in history from UAB and began his coaching career at Campbell High School in Smyrna, Ga. He worked with the quarterbacks and also served as head coach of the freshman team during his first year at Campbell, and was the running backs coach for the varsity squad in his second campaign. In June 2005, he moved to North Carolina State to pursue a master’s degree in Liberal Studies and take a graduate assistant position with the Wolfpack. During his time at N.C. State, he was part of the Wolfpack coaching staff that led the team to the 2005 Meineke Car Care Bowl. He received his master’s degree in June 2007. Cox is married to the former Jackie Tharp. The couple has two children -- daughter Johnna, 4, and son Tegan, 2

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Newnan, Ga. / October 8, 1974 (37) former Charmer Chadan son, Brandon (9) Morehouse College (B.S., 1997) Newnan (Ga.) High School (1993)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 1994-97:

Morehouse College (safety)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

Sidney

POWELL

v Defensive Passing Game Coordinator v Secondary

1998-99: UMass (graduate assistant) Secondary 2000-01: Sacred Heart (assistant coach) Secondary 2002-03: Northeastern (assistant coach) Secondary 2004-05: UMass (assistant coach) Secondary 2006-08: Ball State (assistant coach) Secondary 2009: Tennessee Tech Cornerbacks 2010- Tennessee Tech Defensive Passing Game Coordinator Cornerbacks

Sidney Powell, 37, joined the Tennessee Tech football coaching staff in 2009 and BOWL EXPERIENCE heads into his fourth season in 2012. Last year his assignment expanded from As a Coach working with the team’s talented cornerbacks to coaching the entire Golden Eagle 2008: GMAC Bowl secondary. He will coach some of the top athletes on the team, including projected starters Caleb Mitchell and Austin Tallent, along with the return of Marty Jones and Will Johnson. In 2010, Powell also adopted the role of coordinator of Tech’s passing game defense. Last year, Corey Watson ranked among OVC leaders in passes defended and interceptions and the Golden Eagles were second in the league in passing defense efficiency. Tech was third in interceptions. A 16-year collegiate coaching veteran, Powell came to Tech after three years in a similar position at Ball State University. He has also coached at Massachusetts, Sacred Heart and Northeastern, helping win championships at every stop including the 1998 I-AA national championship while at UMass. Powell is from Newnan, Ga., and graduated from Newnan High School in 1993. He was a four-time letterwinner and three-year starter as a safety at Morehouse College, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1997 in Health and Physical Education. His first coaching position was at UMass, working as a graduate assistant with the Minutemen in 1998 and 1999. He helped take the team from a 2-9 record before his arrival to the national championship and a 12-3 record in 1998. His first full-time post was at Sacred Heart in 2000 and 2001. While there, Sacred Heart won 21 games in his two seasons after winning just four games in the previous two years. In the summer of 2001, Powell participated in the National Football League’s Summer Internship Program as a defensive backfield assistant with the Seattle Seahawks. In 2002, he accepted a post at Northeastern University, helping to win the first league championship in school history. He returned to Massachusetts in 2004 and 2005 and helped lead the team to a winning record both seasons. With Powell directing the secondary, UMass ranked first in the nation in scoring defense in 2005 and led the Atlantic 10 Conference in total defense, pass defense and pass defense efficiency. Powell tutored Shannon James, a first-team all-conference selection and the 2004 Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year. That success earned him a position as assistant coach at Ball State for three years. During that span, his secondary intercepted 32 passes and led the Mid-America conference. Among his standout players was MVP Erik Keys, a 2007 free agent signee with the Tennessee Titans. In 2008, Powell helped Ball State to a 12-0 regular season record and the GMAC Bowl, finishing the year ranked 23rd nationally. He coached safety Sean Baker who led the MAC in interceptions and was named Freshman All-America as well as the MAC Freshman of the Year. Married to the former Charmer Chadan, the couple has one son, Brandon (9).

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Jackson, Tenn. / July 2, 1985 (26) Tennessee Tech (B.S. 2008) LaVergne High School (2003)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 2004-2007:

Tennessee Tech (Defensive Back)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2008-10: LaVergne High School Defensive Backs, Special Teams 2010-11 Tennessee Tech (graduate assistant) Defense 2012- Tennessee Tech (assistant coach) Defense

Chris

GRIMES

v Assistant Coach / Strong Safeties & Nickels Chris Grimes learned an awful lot about playing defense during his four-year career on the field for the Golden Eagles, when he was considered one of the team’s hardest-hitters. In 2010, he returned to his alma mater to teach the lessons he learned to the current Golden Eagle players, and in 2012 he is in his third season as a member of the Watson Brown’s TTU coaching staff. This season, he has moved from graduate assistant to assistant coach for the Golden Eagles. A former cornerback known for his hustle and hard-hitting style of play, Grimes works with all phases of the Tech defense. After a redshirt season in 2003, Chris became a fixture on the field for the Golden Eagles during the next four years, playing in 39 contests and starting 16 contests. He chalked up 158 total tackles including 101 unassisted tackles from his cornerback spot. In addition to his jarring stops, he also recovered seven fumbles during his career, caused two fumbles and broke up 16 passes. He had three career interceptions and finished with eight tackles-for-loss. During his prep days, he was a two-way player for coach Don Thomas at LaVergne High School, starting at tailback and free safety. He rushed for 3,650 yards and finished his prep career with 231 tackles for the Wolverines. He joined the Golden Eagle coaching staff as a graduate assistant coach in 2010 to pursue a master’s degree. Prior to returning to Tech, he served as an assistant coach at LaVergne High School under head coach Will Hester. In that position, he coached the defensive backs and special teams. Chris, 27, first graduated from Tech in 2008 with a degree in multidisciplinary studies and received his master’s degree in May.

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College: High School:

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. / May 12, 1987 (25) Tennessee Tech (B.S. 2009) Tennessee Tech (Master’s 2011) Friendship Christian High School (2005)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 2000-04: 2005: 2006-09:

Friendship Christian High School (QB) University of Louisville (RS-QB) Tennessee Tech (QB)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2011- Tennessee Tech (graduate assistant) Receivers 2012- Tennessee Tech (assistant coach) Receivers

Lee

SWEENEY

v Assistant Coach / Receivers

A record-setting passer during his career as a Golden Eagle quarterback, Lee Sweeney has embarked upon his collegiate coaching career, joining Watson Brown’s staff as a graduate assistant in 2011. This season, Sweeney has moved up to an assistant coaching position where he will work with the Golden Eagle receivers in the 2012 season. While the Golden Eagles look to replace Tim Benford, the all-time receiving leader in school history, Sweeney has a stable filled with talented young receivers to sprinkle into the Tech attack. It’s an appropriate assignment for the former OVC Freshman of the Year who set many of Tech’s passing records while calling Golden Eagle signals from 2006 to 2009. Sweeney was a two-year starter at Friendship Christian High School in Mt. Juliet where he passed for 5,173 yards in two seasons. As a senior, he led the state in passing, throwing for 2,819 yards and 30 touchdowns with just three interceptions on his way to being named a finalist for Tennessee’s Mr. Football. A versatile athlete with a strong arm, he also lettered three seasons as a starting pitcher on the baseball team. Following his prep career, he was recruited to the University of Louisville where he spent the 2005 season on the sidelines as a Cardinal redshirt. He transfered to Tennessee Tech following the fall semester, and went through spring drills with the Golden Eagles, helping him to prepare for his collegiate debut in the 2006 season. That year he passed for 2,292 yards and ranked first in the OVC in total offense, earning second-team all-OVC honors and the conference’s Freshman of the Year award. He wrapped up his Tech career ranked first in career passing yards (7,157) as well as first in career total offense (6,805). He tied for the school record for most games passing for 200 yards or more (13), including the schoolbest 437 yards in a thrilling come-from-behind victory at Southeast Missouri to close out the 2006 season under interim head coach Doug Malone. He received his bachelor’s degree from Tech in December 2009 in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness. Sweeney completed work for his master’s degree while a graduate assistant for the Golden Eagles in 2011.

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College: High School:

Nashville, Tenn. / Sept. 14, 1987 (25) University of Tennessee (M.S. 2011) University of Tennessee (B.S. 2010) Cookeville High School (2006)

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 2007-2010:

University of Tennessee (Safety)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2011- Tennessee Tech (administrative assistant) 2011- Tennessee Tech (assistant coach) Special teams coordinator

Tyler

WOLF

v Assistant Coach / Special Teams Coordinator / Cornerbacks Tyler Wolf made a name for himself throughout the region as a standout two-way player at Cookeville High School, and followed that with a fiveyear career as a member of the University of Tennessee Volunteers. With a bachelor’s and master’s degree to his credit, the Cookeville native returned to his hometown in 2011 to open a new chapter as a member of the Golden Eagle staff. Last year he served as administrative assistant for Watson Brown and the Golden Eagles, and in 2012 he has been named as an assistant coach. He will serve as the Special Teams Coordinator. As a Cavalier under coach Jerry Joslin, Wolf was a four-year starter for Cookeville High School. He helped the team post an 11-2 record and reach the third round of the TSSAA playoffs in both 2004 as a junior and 2005 as a senior, winning the Region 3-5A title both years. Playing cornerback and runningback, Wolf was named the Region MVP and earned all-Mid-State and All-State honors as a senior. A regular visitor in opponent’s end zones, he scored 30 touchdowns, rushing for more than 1,500 yards and returning punts for more than 500 yards. He also had 14 interceptions. Following his 2006 graduation, he was an invited walk-on with the Vols under then-head coach Phil Fulmer, spending his first season as a redshirt for the Big Orange. He was on the squad for five seasons, including three under Fulmer, one year under Lane Kiffin, and one season for Derek Dooley, who moved Wolf from walk-on to scholarship status for the 2010 season. He started on all four of the Vols’ special teams (kickoff, kick return, punt, punt return) in 2009 and 2010, and was on the roster for bowl games in four of his five seasons: the 2006 and 2007 Outback Bowls, the 2009 Chick Fil-A Bowl, and the 2010 Music City Bowl. Wolf was named to the Academic All-SEC team all four seasons he was active. He received his bachelor’s degree from UT in 2010 and his master’s in sports management in 2011.

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EDUCATION

Chattanooga, Tenn. / August 1, 1985 (27)

College: Tennessee Tech (B.S. 2007) East Tennessee State, 2003 High School: East Ridge High School (2003)

Brandon

BARNES

v Graduate Assistant / Defensive LIne

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 2004-07

Tennessee Tech (Offensive Line)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2010 Tennessee Tech (Administrative Assistant) 2011 - Tennessee Tech (Graduate Assisistant)

A former player for the Golden Eagles, Brandon Barnes spent his first season back on campus as an administrative assistant for Watson Brown’s coaching staff. In 2011, the former starter in the offensive line moves onto the field in the role of graduate assistant coach where he will work alongside assistant coach Sam Williamson with the defensive line. A native of East Ridge, Tenn., Barnes, 26, was a starter in the offensive line during his four-year career with the Golden Eagles from 2004 to 2007. He graduated in December 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology, specializing in criminal justice. He is currently enrolled and working toward a second bachelor’s degree, this time in business management. Barnes was a team co-captain and three-year starter for coach Tim James at East Ridge High School. A standout on both sides of scrimmage, he helped his prep team to consecutive playoff appearances including the region title as a junior. He was also a three-year letterman on the track & field team, finishing as state runnerup in the shot put as a junior. After his prep career, Brandon originally signed to attend East Tennessee State, but when the school’s football program was eliminated he made a smooth transition to Tennessee Tech. He played all but one game as a redshirt freshman in 2004. He was a regular in the offensive line for the next three years, including starting 22 consecutive games over the final two years. With Barnes up front, Tech had seven different OVC Offensive Player of the Week winners during his career. In 2007, Barnes became just the fourth offensive lineman to win Tech’s Sonny Allen Leadership Award.

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Jackson, Tenn. / April 3, 1985 (27)

College: Tennessee Tech (B.S. 2008) High School: Central-Merry High School (2004)

Orlandus

KIRBY

v Graduate Assistant / Tight Ends and H-Backs

PLAYING EXPERIENCE 2004-2007:

Tennessee Tech (Tight end)

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2012 - Tennessee Tech (graduate assistant) Tight ends & H-backs

A four-year tight end for the Golden Eagles from 2004 through 2007, Orlandus Kirby made a career change and moved from banking to coaching. As a graduate assistant on Watson Brown’s staff, he will work with the tight ends and H-backs in 2012. Following graduation in 2008, Kirby put his business management degree to work and served for five years in finance and banking. He was bank manager for three years with Wells Fargo Financial, and spent two years as a bank manager for Regions Bank. He made the decision to return to his alma mater to pursue a master’s degree in exercise science, physical education and wellness, with a licensure to teach. Back on campus, he was welcomed back to the coaching staff to share his knowledge of the game with Tech’s group of H-backs, including Doug Page, Seth McDonald, Matt Brown and Cy Ables. A four-year letterwinner during his high school days in both football and basketball at Central-Merry High School in his hometown of Jackson, Tenn., Kirby helped capture district and regional championships as a junior and senior. He was named 7-5A All-Region and earned All-West Tennessee distinction. He played in eight games as a true freshman in 2004, then took over as the starter in his sophomore season. The team’s full-time starter for two seasons, he missed much of his senior season with injuries before returning to the starting spot for the final month in 2007. He notched 20 career catches for 157 yards, and developed into an effective blocker.

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vExecutive Aide

Debbie Parker was hired in July 2011 to fill the position of executive aide 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. 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. She also worked for five years as an environmental health specialist for the Tennessee Dept. of Health, and one year as an administrative assistant for the U.S. Census Bureau. In her new role, she will handle a wide variety of office responsibilities for the coaching staff. She will also help to coordinate the annual Jim Ragland Golden Eagle Bass Classic, and 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 been married to her husband, Michael Parker, for 11 years. She has three children — daughter Emily (16), son Rylan (19), and one grown stepson, Anthony. In her spare time, she works with the young women at her church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Cookeville.

v TEAM MANAGERS and FILMERS / ADDITIONAL SUPPORT STAFF

John ALBERTSON Manager

Bryce ARNOLD Manager

Zakk HUDDLESTON Manager

John BEATY Filmer

Alex HUTTO Manager

John BIRDWELL Manager

Jerome KLINE Manager

Mike EGLY Manager

Taylor WALLER Manager

Lee GATTS Filmer

Kate NICEWICZ Academics

Golden Eagle All-Time Coaching Staffs

Please contact the TTU Sports Information Office (sportsinfo@tntech.edu) if have information to add to this list, which was compiled by searching through past media guides and game programs. 1922 Loyal Duyck (head coach) 1923-1939 Putty Overall (head coach) 1940 Putty Overall (head coach), Calvin Frey, John Binns 1941 Putty Overall (head coach), Calvin Frey, Hooper Eblen

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1946 Putty Overall (head coach), Calvin Frey, Hooper Eblen

1950 Star Wood (head coach), Wilburn Tucker, Al Thomas

1943 Putty Overall (head coach), Calvin Frey, Hooper Eblen, Raymond Brown

1947 Hooper Eblen (head coach), Wilburn Tucker, Raymond Brown, Star Wood

1944 Putty Overall (head coach), Calvin Frey, Hooper Eblen

1948 Hooper Eblen (head coach), Wilburn Tucker, Raymond Brown, Star Wood

1951 Star Wood (head coach), Wilburn Tucker, Calvin Frey 1952 Putty Overall (head coach), Wilburn Tucker, Calvin Frey

1945 Putty Overall (head coach), Calvin Frey, Hooper Eblen

1949 Hooper Eblen (head coach), Wilburn Tucker, Raymond Brown, Star Wood

1953 Putty Overall (head coach), Wilburn Tucker, Calvin Frey

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Mike Hennigan (head coach), Mike Smith, Jeff Fela, Gerald Brown, Ted Lockerby, Eric Roark, Dewayne Alexander

1955 Wilburn Tucker (head coach), Malcolm “Mutt” Quillen, John North, Bill Dupes

1999 Mike Hennigan (head coach), Ted Lockerby, Doug Malone, Gerald Brown, Chris Jones, Eric Roark

1956 Wilburn Tucker (head coach), Bill Dupes, Chuck Newman

2000 Mike Hennigan (head coach), Ted Lockerby, Doug Malone, Chris Burkey, Chris Jones, Steve McAdoo

1957 Wilburn Tucker (head coach), Malcolm “Mutt” Quillen, Bill Dupes, Chuck Newman

2001 Mike Hennigan (head coach), Ted Lockerby, Doug Malone, Damon Bradford, Chris Jones, Steve McAdoo

1958 Wilburn Tucker (head coach), Bill Dupes, Ray Drost, Chuck Newman 1959 Wilburn Tucker (head coach), Bill Dupes, Ray Drost, Chuck Newman 1960 Wilburn Tucker (head coach), Bill Dupes, Ray Drost, Chuck Newman

2002 Mike Hennigan (head coach), Ted Lockerby, Doug Malone, Dewayne Alexander, Damon Bradford, Steve McAdoo, Fred Farrier 1974 Don Wade (head coach), Fred Francis, Jack Henderson, Bob Joye, Lauren Kardatzke, David McKnight, Richard May 1975 Don Wade (head coach), Jack Henderson, Fred Francis, Bob Joye, Lauren Kardatzke, David McKnight, Richard May

Jim Ragland (head coach), Mike Hennigan, Dave Butterfield, Billie Drake, Matt Fligg, Robert Harris, Danny Hayes, Harold Wells

1976 Don Wade (head coach), Fred Francis, Jack Henderson, Bob Joye, Richard May, Lauren Kardatzke, David McKnight

1988 Jim Ragland (head coach), Mike Hennigan, Billie Drake, Bob Harris, Danny Hayes, Mike Smith, Harold Wells

1977 Don Wade (head coach), Jack Henderson, Bob Joye, Chuck Koczwara, Richard May, Lauren Kardatzke

1989 Jim Ragland (head coach), Gerald Brown, Billie Drake, L.T. Helton, Mike Hennigan, Mike Ledford, Mike Smith

1978 Don Wade (head coach), Jack Henderson, Bob Joye, Chuck Koczwara, Lauren Kardatzke, Richard May, Jim Hughes

1990 Jim Ragland (head coach), L.T. Helton, Mike Hennigan, Gerald Brown, Billie Drake, Mike Ledford, Mike Smith

1966 Wilburn Tucker (head coach), Chuck Newman, Mel Sinquefield

1979 Don Wade (head coach), Jack Henderson, Bob Joye, Chuck Koczwara, Lauren Kardatzke, Richard May, Jim Hughes

1991 Jim Ragland (head coach), L.T. Helton, Mike Hennigan, Gerald Brown, Billie Drake, Mike Ledford, Mike Smith

1967 Wilburn Tucker (head coach), Chuck Newman, Carlton Flatt, Tony Stone, Tom Weathers

1980 Don Wade (head coach), Jack Henderson, Richard May, Chuck Koczwara, Lauren Kardatzke, Jim Hughes, Bob Joye

1992 Jim Ragland (head coach), L.T. Helton, Mike Hennigan, Gerald Brown, Billie Drake, Mike Ledford, Mike Smith

1968 Don Wade (head coach), Chuck Newman, Tony Stone, Tom Weathers, Billy Seigler

1981 Don Wade (head coach), Dennis Caryl, Jack Henderson, Jim Hughes, Lauren Kardatzke, Richard May, Murphy Ownbey

1993 Jim Ragland (head coach), Gerald Brown, Billie Drake, Buck Fowler, Mike Hennigan, Mike Ledford, Mike Smith

1982 Don Wade (head coach), Dennis Caryl, Jack Henderson, Lauren Kardatzke, Richard May, Murphy Ownbey

1994 Jim Ragland (head coach), Gerald Brown, Billie Drake, Buck Fowler, Mike Hennigan, Mike Ledford, Mike Smith

1983 Gary Darnell (head coach), Dennis Franchione, Bruce Snelling, Wade Cargile, J.A. Somsky, Dick Bumpas, Gary Patterson, Michael Shultz, Mike Sinkowitz

1995 Jim Ragland (head coach), Gerald Brown, Billie Drake, Buck Fowler, Mike Hennigan, Mike Ledford

1961 Wilburn Tucker (head coach), Bill Dupes, Ray Drost, Chuck Newman 1962 Wilburn Tucker (head coach), Ray Drost, Raymond Brown, Chuck Newman 1963 Wilburn Tucker (head coach), Ray Drost, Raymond Brown, Chuck Newman, Marshall Taylor 1964 Wilburn Tucker (head coach), Ray Drost, Raymond Brown, Chuck Newman, Marshall Taylor 1965 Wilburn Tucker (head coach), Ray Drost, Raymond Brown, Chuck Newman, Marshall Taylor

1969 Don Wade (head coach), Chuck Newman, Tony Stone, Jack Henderson, Bob Joye 1970 Don Wade (head coach), Chuck Newman, Tony Stone, Jack Henderson, Bob Joye, Tony Yelovich 1971 Don Wade (head coach), Tony Stone, Jack Henderson, Bob Joye, John Tomlinson, Tony Yelovich 1972 Don Wade (head coach), Jack Henderson, Bob Joye, Tony Stone, John Tomlinson, Tony Yelovich 1973 Don Wade (head coach), Jack Henderson, Bob Joye, Tony Stone, John Tomlinson, Tony Yelovich

1984 Gary Darnell (head coach), Dennis Franchione, Mark Jones, Jim Ragland, Michael Schultz, Dick Bumpas, Gary Patterson, Mike Sinkovitz 1985 Gary Darnell (head coach), Jim Ragland, Mark Jones, Michael Schultz, Greg Johnson, Dave Butterfield, Billie Drake, Bob Lindsey, Gary Patterson

1987 Jim Ragland (head coach), Mike Hennigan, Billie Drake, Robert Harris, Danny Hayes, Randy Pippin, Mike Smith, Harold Wells

1996 Mike Hennigan (head coach), David Bibee, Gerald Brown, Jeff Fela, Randy Pippin, Mike Smith, Chris Jones, Ted Lockerby 1997 Mike Hennigan (head coach), Gerald Brown, Jeff Fela, Randy Pippin, Eric Roark, Mike Smith, Ted Lockerby, Kurt Woerner, Dewayne Alexander

2003 Mike Hennigan (head coach), Ted Lockerby, Doug Malone, Billy Blizzard, Damon Bradford, Russ Ehrenfeld, Fred Farrier 2004 Mike Hennigan (head coach), Ted Lockerby, Doug Malone, Billy Blizzard, John Chandler, Russ Ehrenfeld, Marty Steward 2005 Mike Hennigan (head coach), Ted Lockerby, Doug Malone, Billy Blizzard, John Chandler, Russ Ehrenfeld, Marty Steward 2006 Doug Malone (interim head coach), Ted Lockerby, Billy Blizzard, John Chandler, Russ Ehrenfeld, Marty Steward 2007 Watson Brown (head coach), John Palermo, Jeff Fela, Will Holthouser, Thomas Cox, Matthew Schmitz, Justin Shannon, Sam Williamson, David McMahan, Jim Moravchik 2008 Watson Brown (head coach), Billy Taylor, Will Holthouser, Thomas Cox, Blaine McCorkle, Matthew Schmitz, Justin Shannon, Sam Williamson 2009 Watson Brown (head coach), Billy Taylor, Will Holthouser, Steven Brown, Thomas Cox, Sidney Powell, Matthew Schmitz, Justin Shannon, Sam Williamson 2010 Watson Brown (head coach), Will Holthouser, Billy Taylor, Ron Sigler, Larry Crowe, Sam Williamson, Thomas Cox, Sidney Powell, Steven Brown 2011 Watson Brown (head coach), Billy Taylor, Steven Brown, Thomas Cox, Will Holthouser, Sidney Powell, Ron Sigler, Sam Williamson 2012 Watson Brown (head coach), Billy Taylor, Steven Brown, Thomas Cox, Sam Williamson, Sidney Powell, Lee Sweeney, Tyler Wolf, Chris Grimes

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Cy ABLES u Wide Receiver u 6-3 / 230 u Senior u Athens, Tenn. u McMinn County High School Cy joined the Golden Eagle roster in 2010 and spent his first season as a redshirt...originally a quarterback coming out of high school, he made the transition to wide receiver in time to work at his new position for spring drills...was a wide receiver one season during his high school career...excellent size and deceptive speed...has made two appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

Blake ADAMS u Linebacker u 5-11 / 225 u Sophomore u Stone Mountain, Ga. u Dunwoody High School An extremely talented linebacker, Blake continued to have an impact at the inside linebacker position in 2011 after his debut in 2010. He’s a physical player with great quickness and excellent footwork...extremely hard worker...was sidelined during 2010 spring practice with an injury but worked through the summer to move up the depth chart in the fall season... has made two appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

AT TECH (In 2011): Cy was a member of the team but logged no stats. AT TECH (In 2010): Cy was a redshirt member of the squad in his first season at Tech. HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner in both football and basketball, Cy was a standout for McMinn County High School... an Honor Roll student, he earned a handful of awards for his performance at quarterback for coach Bo Cagle...named ScholarAthlete of the Week and also Scholar-Athlete of the Year...two-time Offensive Player of the Year and twice All-Region pick...served as team captain and helped his squad capture the 2009 district championship...named the District 5-AAA Quarterback of the Year after passing for 1,765 yards and rushing for another 559 yards... accounted for 2,324 all-purpose yards and 18 touchdowns...completed 62 percent of his passes on the way to a 9-3 season...was a wide receiver in his sophomore season, making 12 catches for 209 yards and one touchdown...career as a quarterback added up to 3,482 passing yards and 23 touchdowns, along with 839 rushing yards and seven TDs. PERSONAL: The son of Heidi Ables...full name is Cy Edward Ables... birthdate is June 21, 1992...enrolled in general curriculum.

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL AT TECH (In 2011): Made appearances in all 11 games for the Golden Eagles at the inside linebacker position. He amassed a total of 35 tackles on the season, nine of which were unassisted. He surpassed his career-best six tackles with seven stops against Maryville College on Sept. 8 in the Golden Eagles’ home-opener. He had six stops on Oct. 1 at UT Martin and assisted on one tacklefor-loss the week prior against SEMO. His third best defensive game came at EIU on Sept. 17 when Adams made five total tackles, four on his own. AT TECH (In 2010): Blake appeared in 10 of Tech’s 11 games in his first season on the field and saw increased playing time as the season advanced...did not play in the game at Southeast Missouri... finished the year with 18 total tackles, including a career-best six stops in the season-ending victory over Jacksonville State, including assisting on a tackle-for-loss...opened his career with two tackles at FBS Arkansas...had two stops each against UT Martin, Austin Peay and Eastern Illinois in OVC play. (In 2009): Blake was on the roster in a redshirt role in his first season with the Golden Eagles. HIGH SCHOOL: Blake was named first-team All-Dekalb County in 2007 and 2008 while starring for Dunwoody High School, and was voted the team MVP as a senior...won the Outstanding Linebacker Award as a junior and senior, and was a team captain in the Dekalb County All-Star Game...an Atlanta Journal-Constitution Player of the Week, he was voted CSS second-team all-state as a senior when he made 118 tackles, 40 assists, five tackles-for-loss, one quarterback sack and one fumble recovery which he returned for a touchdown...one of two signees from Dunwoody School, joining linebacker teammate Jerry King...in addition to three letters on the gridiron, he also lettered three times in shot put with the track & field team. PERSONAL: The son of Stefon and Febe Adams...birthdate is October 9, 1991...full name is Blake Alexander Stefon Adams...majoring in pre-dentistry.

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u Offensive Line u 6-6 / 315 u Senior u Mt. Juliet, Tenn. u Mt. Juliet High School

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Slade ADAMS

Michael BAKER

After proving himself as an outstanding lineman for the past three seasons, Slade heads into his senior year with the potential to receive additional post-season recognition... sat out the 2012 spring season rehabing a knee injury... expected to make a full recovery... an all-OVC selection as a freshman, anchored a veteran offensive line in 2011...one of the strongest players on the roster...will return to the starting spot at right guard...spent his first year at Tech as a redshirt member of the squad and showed tremendous progress, then filled the starting role like a veteran in 2009...excellent size...comes off the ball extremely well...excellent pass protector... worked at left tackle in his first year and moved to right guard in time to work at his new position during 2009 spring drills... named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the 2010 spring semester.

Michael has proven to be among the most determined, dedicated players on the roster and his development and strength lifted him to the starting assignment at center as a sophomore... his emergence helped to make Tech better up front, especially during his junior year, and he will continue to fill the role as a senior...has continued to work hard during off season to increase his size and strength, and could be the strongest player on the squad...named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the 2011 fall semester.

AT TECH (In 2011): Appeared in all 11 games for the Golden Eagles as a offensive lineman, starting 10... expected to continue to be a dominant presence on the Tech offensive line.

AT TECH (In 2010): Hard work in the weight room paid off, both individually for Michael as well as for the team...he emerged as the starter at center and handled that role for all 11 contests...was among the most effective offensive lineman in an experienced front five.

AT TECH (In 2010): Slade was the starter at right guard for all 11 games in 2010, including the contest at Austin Peay just days after the death of his mother...received the team’s inaugural Most Valuable Offensive Lineman award.

AT TECH (In 2009): Michael saw action in the first three games as a true freshman...did not get onto the field for several games, then returned in the season finale against Murray State.

AT TECH (In 2009): Slade started at right guard and was a familiar face in the offensive line in 2009, starting all 11 games and bulldozing plenty of opponents...second-team all-OVC selection. AT TECH (In 2008): Slade was on the roster as a redshirt in 2008 and worked with the Scout team at left tackle. HIGH SCHOOL: Slade attended Mt. Juliet High School where he was named first-team Class 4A All-State, in addition to earning all-region honors and being named the Most Valuable Offensive Lineman in the region...second-team All-Midstate...a 2007 Mr. Football finalist and played in the Tennessee East/West All-Star game... among his numbers as a senior were 47 pancakes.

AT TECH (In 2011): One of 12 players to start all 11 contests for the Golden Eagles... continues to prove himself an example to be followed both on the field and in the weight room... will be Tech’s veteran center as a senior in the fall of 2012.

HIGH SCHOOL: Michael played football for coach Jackie Kelly at Westmoreland High School...lettered three seasons in football, two as a starter...played right guard on the offensive line and tackle on defense...helped his team win a regional championship as a sophomore... was a Class AA Mr. Football finalist as a senior. PERSONAL: The son of Randy Barlow, Sr. and Patricia Barlow...birthdate is December 3, 1990...full name is Michael Vincent Baker...majoring in Exercise Science and Physical Wellness.

PERSONAL: The son of Steve and the late Sharon Adams...birthdate is August 7, 1990...full name is Slade Hunter Adams...majoring in accounting.

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Hunter BEEDLE

Gained valuable experience as a true freshman, then developed into a seasoned starter and a key player up front as a sophomore... acted as a valuable reserve for the Golden Eagle defense as a junior...has excellent quickness and a real love for the game...great student of the game who understands the system and his role in it...hard worker...good strength... has made two appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. AT TECH (In 2011): Appeared in 10 of 11 games for the Golden Eagles as a reserve at the left tackle position. AT TECH (In 2010): Hunter started at left tackle in all 11 games for the Golden Eagles as a sophomore. AT TECH (In 2009): Hunter played in all 11 games in 2009 in a backup role at left tackle as a true freshman. HIGH SCHOOL: Hunter played both offensive and defensive tackle at Sullivan South High School...named Class 4A All-State by the Tennessee Sportswriters Association, and earned Northeast Tennessee first-team offense and second-team defense honors...selected the Mountain Lakes Conference Lineman of the Year, he was also picked for the Times-News Northeast Tennessee/Southwest Virginia Elite Team...a Tennessee Football Magazine East Tennessee Player of the Year finalist, and chosen for the National Guard Border Bowl All-Star Game...three-year starter, he was team captain as a senior and chosen the Tri-Cities Charter Business Player of the Week...rated two-star by Scout.com/Scout.com Atlanta AllCombine Team, Hunter was a National Technical Honor Society/ Tennessee-Virginia Scholar.

DaJuan BROWN

Moved to the Golden Eagle defensive line in spring of 2011 after playing tight end as a freshman...has increased both his size and his strength during his time on campus, and continued to develop in the off-season...helps bolster a defensive line with several new faces... expected to see playing time in 2012...was listed on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll during the 2010 fall semester. AT TECH (In 2011): Made one appearance for the Golden Eagles against Iowa in the team’s season opener. AT TECH (In 2010): DaJuan saw action in 10 games as a tight end... had one catch, hauling in a pass at Murray State and rambling 25 yards for a first down against the Racers...was called on for his strength as a blocker. HIGH SCHOOL: DaJuan Brown earned three letters while playing on both sides of scrimmage for coach Phillip Shadowens at Blackman High School, in addition to a couple of letters on the basketball court...a three-year starter in the defensive line as well as tight end, Brown was named all-region and all-county, and was voted the team’s Most Valuable Lineman...as a senior, he finished the year with 58 total tackles including six quarterback sacks and five tackles-for-loss as the Blaze posted a 9-1 regular season record and captured the District 7AAA championship...Blackman finished the year with a 10-2 mark, reaching the second round of the TSSAA playoffs, and were ranked No. 3 in the state. PERSONAL: The son of Renee Flowers...birthdate is July 14, 1991...full name is Erik DuJuan Brown...enrolled in general curriculum.

PERSONAL: The son of Don and Lisa Beedle...full name is Hunter Robert Beedle...birthdate is June 14, 1991...majoring in pre-dentistry.

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A standout player during his prep career...a powerful ball carrier...has improved his strength and his speed through his work in the weight room...versatile athlete who can fill a role in goal line situations... has made four appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

Nathan worked throughout the 2010 campaign as a redshirt to enter 2011 fall camp listed third on the depth chart...listed as a defensive lineman for the 2012 season...expected to contend for playing time during his sophomore season... has made two appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

AT TECH (In 2011): Matt moved from a redshirt year onto the field to begin his playing career for the Golden Eagles in 2011...saw time on the field against Maryville College on Sept. 8 and Murray State on Nov. 5.

AT TECH (In 2011): Saw field time against Maryville College on Sept. 8, made two unassisted tackles including one for a one-yard loss.

AT TECH (In 2010): Matt joined the Golden Eagle roster as a walk-on and spent a redshirt season...expected to join the team when classes began, he was invited to join the 90-player roster when an injury opened a spot early in fall camp...used that early opportunity to begin learning Tech’s system...practiced with the scout teams. HIGH SCHOOL: Playing for his father, coach Dickie Brown, Matt spent time at three different Upper Cumberland area high schools...played his freshman season at White County High School in Sparta...was at Clay County High School in Celina as a sophomore and junior...found his most success as a senior at York Institute in Jamestown as a senior, helping the team reach the Class 3A TSSAA semifinals and achieve the best season in school history...a runningback and linebacker...rushed for more than 1,300 yards his final two seasons and topped 100 tackles each of those years...three-time selection on the all-Upper Cumberland team...named Upper Cumberland Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior...three-time all-region and earned all-state honors as a senior...also named Best Linebacker in the region in his final campaign...played basketball as a freshman, and lettered in basketball his final three years.

AT TECH (In 2010): Nathan worked on the Golden Eagle scout team while spending a redshirt season. HIGH SCHOOL: A strong two-way player for Hamblen-West High School and coaches Don Woods and Lamar Brown, Nathan anchored both the offensive and defensive lines for the Trojans...four-year letterwinner, he also earned letters in basketball and swimming... piled up 62 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss and four sacks as a senior and was named to the Toyota East-West Tennessee All-Star game and the Kentucky-Tennessee National Guard Border Bowl...twice a first-team all-conference pick, he was a second-team All-State selection as a junior...for his career, Bush had 151 total tackles, 12 quarterback sacks and 30 tackles-for-loss. PERSONAL: The son of Brent and Lydia Bush...birthdate is June 20, 1991...full name is Nathaniel Brent Bush...enrolled in general curriculum.

PERSONAL: The son of Dickie and Elizabeth Brown...full name is Matthew Justin Brown...birthdate is June 29, 1991...majoring in business.

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u Running Back u 5-11 / 195 u Sophomore u Cookeville, Tenn. u Cookeville High School

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Steven BUSH

Made an impression at Tech during his campaign season, appearing in all 11 games as a true freshman...brings speed and strength to the running back position...has great intuition and game sense, expected to see more playing time in 2012... has made two appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. AT TECH (In 2011): Saw action in all 11 games as a true freshman for the Golden Eagles...logged five rushing yards on one play on Nov. 19 in Tech’s game against Austin Peay to clinch the OVC title. BEFORE TECH: Stephen was a three-year standout at Cookeville High School, serving as team captain as a senior on his way to being named District 6 Class 6A Most Valuable Player. An honors student, he was named to the Herald-Citizen All-Upper Cumberland first-team, and was voted by his team as the Most Valuable Offensive Player. He also received the prestigious Cav Award. As a senior, he rushed for 1,292 yards and 13 touchdowns, averaging 6.5 yards per try. He also has 202 receiving yards and two touchdowns, 16 punt returns for 205 yards and 15 kick returns for 238 yards. On defense, he had 36 total tackles and three interceptions.

Zach BUSH

Zach is the older brother of fellow Golden Eagle Nathan Bush...has worked to increase his strength...tight end who brings good mobility to the position. AT TECH (In 2011): Earned a spot on the roster but did not log any statistics. HIGH SCHOOL: Zach played his final three prep seasons at Morristown West High School as a tight end for coach Ron Woods, after spending his freshman year at Cannon County High School...played defensive end and fullback his first year...as a junior he had 10 receptions and helped the team to a 13-1 record for the second straight year...missed his senior season with a shoulder injury...also lettered four years in basketball and three years on the track & field team competing in 400m and 800m events. PERSONAL: The son of Brent and Amy Bush...born July 26, 1989 in Ft. Sill, Okla....full name is Zachariah Dale Bush...majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

PERSONAL: The son of Barry and Sharla Bush...birthdate is March 3, 1993...full name is James Stephen Walker Bush...enrolled in general curriculum.

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u Defensive Line u 6-3 / 260 u RS-Freshman u Memphis, Tenn. u Mitchell High School

Carter CRUTCHFIELD

Stepfon DAVIS-BOYD

After sitting out the 2009 season as a redshirt, Carter worked his way onto the field as a member of the special teams as a freshman...has the skills to emerge as a contributor during his career.

AT TECH (In 2011): Stepfon spent the 2011 season as a redshirt player working with the scout team... has made an appearance on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

AT TECH (In 2011): Crutchfield saw game action in four contests in 2011 as a wide receiver, logging one reception at Iowa in the season opener. Played the duration of the season as the second man on the depth chart behind Tim Benford in the Golden Eagles’ spread offense.

BEFORE TECH: Stepfon ranked among the top defensive players in West Tennessee as a senior at Mitchell High School in Memphis. He was a first-team All-Metro selection and second-team 16-AAA alldistrict winner after making 54 tackles, including 14 tackles-for-loss and six quarterback sacks. He broke up three passes, had 15 quarterback hurries and returned a fumble 85 yards for a touchdown.

AT TECH (In 2010): Carter’s hard work earned him a role on the special teams in kick coverage...saw action in five games and had one tackle, making an unassisted stop against UT Martin. (In 2009): A member of the team, Carter worked on the scout teams as a redshirt in his first season.

PERSONAL: The son of Ricky Boyd and Stephanie Davis...birthdate is June 2, 1993...full name is Stepfon Marquel Davis-Boyd...majoring in computer science.

HIGH SCHOOL: Carter was a three-year starter at defensive back and played both ways his junior and senior years for Dalton High School... selected to the All State Team by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association...named all region and all area his junior and senior years... Daily Citizen News Player of the week four times and was also selected to the All-North Georgia team by the Chattanooga Times News Free Press...chosen Team Captain and received the Golden Helmet award from the coaching staff...during his junior year, he was credited for 95 tackles, four interceptions, caught 21 passes for 372 yards...as a senior, he accounted for 89 tackles and two interceptions...also had 19 receptions for 358 yards and two touchdowns...forced three fumbles and recovered two...also a four-year starter for the baseball team at third base and was named to the all-area baseball team three consecutive years...scholar-athlete all four years at Dalton High. PERSONAL: The son of Danny and Tammy Crutchfield...birthdate is July 10, 1990...full name is Carter Brooks Crutchfield...majoring in EXPW.

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Chris DICKERSON

Heath DYER

Injuries have plagued Chris each of his two seasons on the Golden Eagle roster and limited his playing time...heads into the 2011 season healthy and looking forward to having an impact...listed third on the depth chart among returnees at the rover position... transfer from Middle Tennessee State in January 2009 and has been in the Tech camp for three rounds of spring drills...was a 2008 season redshirt at MTSU...has shown promise during his spring work...made the move from free safety to rover in 2009...hoping to return to action and add depth to the secondary in 2011.

A versatile athlete, Heath joined the Golden Eagles in 2010 and spent his first season as a redshirt...a defensive back with good size and quickness...worked his way onto the 2010 fall semester Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

AT TECH (In 2011): Saw action in four games, logging one tackle (unassisted) in the Golden Eagles’ season opener at Iowa. Also made appearances against Maryville College on Sept. 8, at Jacksonville State on Oct. 29 and against Austin Peay in Tech’s OVC Championship win on Nov. 19.

AT TECH (In 2010): Heath was a member of the scout team defensive secondary and worked on special teams during his redshirt season on the roster.

AT TECH (In 2010): Chris was on the field in a reserve role and on special teams during the first three games of the season, but an injury sidelined him for the remainder of the year...made one tackle in the game against Lane College in the rain. AT TECH (In 2009): Chris lined up at free safety in his first season in purple and gold and saw action in two games...made two tackles in his TTU debut against Pikeville...also played against Austin Peay...injury put him out of action for balance of season and all of 2010 spring work.

AT TECH (In 2011): Dyer saw field action in nine games as a defensive back for the Golden Eagles, logging three stops on the season. Two tackles were unassisted and came against Maryville College in Tech’s home opener.

HIGH SCHOOL: Heath was a five-year starter for coach Gary Sheppard at Clarksville Academy, and was a two-way starter for the Cougars...set the school passing record as a quarterback...also played cornerback... named all-state as a junior and all-region as a senior...versatile athlete, he also lettered in both baseball and basketball...two-time all-area pick as a shooting guard on the basketball team...named all-conference while filling the shortstop position on the diamond. PERSONAL: Heath is the son of Ray and Donna Dyer...birthdate is August 28, 1991...full name is Heath Spencer Dyer...majoring in prepharmacy.

AT MTSU (In 2008): Was on the Blue Raider roster as a true freshman and sat out the season as a redshirt. HIGH SCHOOL: A 2007 graduate of Hunters Lane High School...played a dual role for coach Dennis Moreno at Hunters Lane, lining up at outside linebacker and fullback...named all-state and all-region...won the team’s Hard Hitter Award...as a senior, he recorded 155 total tackles, with five quarterback sacks and two interceptions...ranked in the state Top 10 for tackles...his tackle totals climbed every year, from 35 as a freshman to 56 as a sophomore and 96 in his junior season. PERSONAL: The son of Tim and Angie Dickerson...birthdate is May 28, 1989...full name is Christopher Letrell Dickerson...majoring in interdisciplinary studies with minor in criminal justice...father played at archrival Middle Tennessee State when the Blue Raiders were a member of the OVC.

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Marcus EDWARDS u Outside Linebacker u 6-1 / 245 u Senior u Alabaster, Ala. u Thompson High School Marcus emerged as one of the outstanding defensive players on the team and within the Ohio Valley Conference in 2010, leading the OVC in quarterback sacks as a sophomore...opened the year as a “Bandit” but moved to the “Bear” position...has excellent quickness and exhibits an explosive pass rushing ability...runs to the ball well...brings good strength to the field through hard work in the weight room...made a career of being around the football during his high school career and has shown that same reputation in the first three seasons of his college career...physical and aggressive player who will stand out on special teams in kick coverage...received public commendation (along

with former teammate DeShawn Harris) from Cookeville and TTU Police Departments for helping to apprehend theft suspect during the spring of 2011...named pre-season All-American by College Sporting News...potential to be a post-season candidate for honors in 2012. AT TECH (In 2011): Continued to be a regular on the field for the Golden Eagles as a linebacker, seeing time in all 11 games and earning one start at UT Martin. He finished the year with 41 total tackles, 12 of which were unassisted...had 9.5 tackles-for-loss for 45 yards to tie for seventh place in the OVC at the season’s end...top performance came against SEMO with seven stops...had at least two tackles in every game...had two sacks against EKU for 16 yards lost...his five sacks on the season put him at the three-spot in the conference in that category... AT TECH (In 2010): Marcus saw extensive action in all 11 games as a sophomore, including one start at Austin Peay...made 15 solo tackles and assisted on 14 to finish with 29 total tackles...had 9.0 tackles-forloss for 49 yards to rank second on the team and 15th in the OVC...led Tech and topped the OVC with 7.5 quarterback sacks for 46 yards... made career-high seven tackles against Eastern Illinois including 4.5 quarterback sacks for 31 yards...named OVC Defensive Player of the Week following his efforts against the Panthers, and also receieved National Player of the Week nod...had five stops against UT Martin including three tackles-for-loss and two sacks... AT TECH (In 2009): Played in nine games as a true freshman...finished the year with 17 total tackles...career-best game included four tackles at Jacksonville State...had a quarterback sack and three tackles against Southeast Missouri. HIGH SCHOOL: Marcus finished his career at Thompson High School with 530 total tackles and 20 quarterback sacks... also forced 10 fumbles during his prep days...as a senior he was an All-Region selection and named the All-County Iron Man Award winner...chosen the Pat Patricks Player of the Week on his way to 211 total tackles and 10 quarterback sacks...also forced six fumbles, made three interceptions, blocked five field goals and one punt...lettered in four sports, including football, baseball, basketball and track & field. PERSONAL: The son of Morris Edwards and Lisa Kirkland... birthdate is March 4,1991... full name is Marcus Jameal Edwards...enrolled in general curriculum.

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Taylor FLETCHER u Running Back u 5-11 / 205 u Junior u Kingsport, Tenn. u Sullivan South High School A walk-on at Tech in the fall of 2011, Fletcher had a promising spring and is expected to bring depth to the running back position as he makes his playing debut in 2012. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in football and track at Sullivan South High School...named Offensive Player of the Year and first-team Southwest Virginia. ..member of the Northeast Tennessee Elite Team and named first-team All-State 4A. ..also featured in Lover of Tennessee Football Magazine...ran for 1,500 yards his senior season on 200 carries for an average of 7.5 yards per carry...also racked up 300 receiving yards that season...as a junior, he rushed for 953 yards and logged 2 000 yards in the air...prior to an injury his sophomore year, he ran for 300 yards...a three-year starter at Sullivan South, Fletcher was named the Tri-city Player of the Week four times and helped his team to a 33-5 record over three seasons...his team won the MLC conference title four times, was the district winner his sophomore year and state semi-finalists his junior year...helped the squad to a regional final his senior year. PERSONAL: A transfer from East Tennessee State and native of Kingsport, Tenn., Taylor was born March 1, 1991...son of Gary Lynn and Melynda Dale Fletcher...intends to major in Exercise Science with the intention of pursuing a career as a Physician’s Assistant.

Cody FORBES u Running Back u 5-11 / 205 u Junior u Elizabethton, Tenn. u Elizabethton High School A multi-talented athlete, Cody found a home in Tech’s backfield as a true freshman and saw his playing time and contributions increase throughout the season...continued to show improvement as a sophomore with increased strength...runs good routes out of the backfield and provides an additional dangerous threat as a receiver... has made one appearance on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. AT TECH (In 2011): Saw action in all 11 games his sophomore season, averaging 62.9 all-purpose yards per game and 11.7 yards of total offense per contest...put on a show against Maryville College on Sept. 8 with 67 rushing yards on eight attempts including a 26-yard haul...also logged a season-long 59-yard kick-off return against Maryville...scored solo touchdowns against SEMO and Austin Peay and recorded 551 total yards as a returner for an average of 22 yards per return to rank fifth in the OVC...had two receptions against SEMO for 12 yards of offense...had a season-high 132 all-purpose yards against SEMO in one of three games in which he recorded over 100 all-purpose yards... AT TECH (In 2010): Cody played in nine of Tech’s 11 games as a true freshman, and saw his playing time increase deeper into the season...finished the year with 24 carries for 115 rushing yards and one touchdown...had four carries for 12 yards at Arkansas...most activity came at Murray State when he had nine carries for 38 yards...rushed four times for 33 yards, including a season-best run of 17 yards, in the game against Eastern Kentucky...scored a two-yard touchdown -- his first career touchdown as a Golden Eagle -- in Tech’s thrilling fourth-qaurter comeback win over Jacksonville State. HIGH SCHOOL: Named TSWA all-state as a kick returner and conference Offensive Player of the Year as a senior...a four-year letterwinner under coach Shawn Witten at Elizabethton (Tenn.) High School...helped his team win the conference title and reach the TSSAA state semi-finals in 2009, finishing with an 11-3 mark...played runningback and receiver, returned kicks and punts, and also played safety and outside linebacker...chosen captain of the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star game...averaged nearly six yards per carry during his career on the way to 1,585 rushing yards and 21 touchdowns...also piled up 674 punt and kick return yards and four touchdowns, and finished with 29 career TDs...as a senior he had 859 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns, 208 receiving yards and three scores...the TSSAA state champion in the triple jump on the track & field team. PERSONAL: The son of Kenneth Harville and Marsha Forbes...birthdate is July 8, 1991...full name is Domanique Cody Forbes...majoring in business.

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AT TECH (In 2011): Saw action in four games as a true freshman...tallied one reception against SEMO on Sept. 24 for 15 yards... has made two appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. BEFORE TECH: Neil was a three-sport athlete, an Honor student and a two-year starter on the football team at Vestavia Hills High School. As a senior, he was named to the Birmingham News All-South/Hoover Football Team when he tied for the team lead with 12 touchdown catches for 1,088 receiving yards, averaging 21 yards per catch. He was a 2010 Regions Athlete of the Year nominee and was a Thompson Reynolds Scholar-Athlete. PERSONAL: The son of Sam and Sandy Gannaway...birthdate is February 9, 1993...full name is Neil Chandler Gannaway...majoring in engineering.

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AT TECH (In 2011): Made an appearance in all 11 contests as a true freshman at the linebacker position...had eight tackles against Maryville College on Sept. 8 and four against Tennessee State on Oct. 15...11 of his 19 total stops were unassisted...had one sack for a loss of six yards at EIU...returned one punt at EKU for 13 yards...forced one fumble at Iowa and had two pass break-ups on the season... BEFORE TECH: Tra’Darius was an Honor student at Columbia Central High School, and a standout on both sides of scrimmage for the Lions. In the Class 5-A state championship game in Tucker Stadium, he was named both the Offensive and Defensive Player of the Game. The middle Tennessee Player of the Year, Goff is a two-time all-state selection, setting the school’s all-time records for both scoring and tackles. As a junior he had 28 rushing touchdowns and more than 170 tackles, and as a senior he had more than 200 tackles and rushed for 26 touchdowns. PERSONAL: The son of Greg and Avis Goff...birthdate is March 16, 1993...full name is Tra’Darius Devon Goff...majoring in business management.

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Bud GOLDEN u Running Back u 6-0 / 220 u Junior u Cincinnati, Ohio u Sycamore High School / Illinois Bud Golden joined the Golden Eagle roster in September of 2011, a transfer from the University of Illinois. He has two years of eligibility remaining with TTU...has the potential to add great depth to the runningback position. AT TECH (In 2011): Golden rushed for 20 yards on 11 carries over the course of nine games in his debut season with the Golden Eagles... top performance came against UT Martin with 15 yards on six carries... logged 198 yards on 10 kick returns, including a 33-yard return against TSU on Oct. 15...put up 218 yards of total offense on the year... BEFORE TECH: Golden is a redshirt sophomore runningback who sat out one season and played one season for the Fighting Illini. A standout from Cincinnati, he played in all 13 games for the Fighting Illini in 2010, primarily on special teams. He finished with 32 yards on eight carries, a reception for 12 yards and returned four kicks for 52 yards. His career-high game was six carries for 29 yards and a catch for 12 yards in Illinois’ 44-10 win over Purdue. HIGH SCHOOL: Golden posted impressive high school credentials at Sycamore High School, which also gave Tech current Golden Eagle Marty Jones. Golden was a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, listed as the 19th-highest rated tailback by the website. Some sources had him listed as the eighth-best high school player in Ohio. In his senior campaign, Golden rushed for 1,513 yards with 19 touchdowns, and rushed in his career for a school-record 3,000 yards and 40 touchdowns. Golden went to Illinois after being recruited by Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Cincinnati and Purdue. PERSONAL: The son of Annie and Bud Golden...full name is Bud Lee Golden...birthdate is February 6, 1991...majoring in business.

Howard GRIFFIN u Inside Linebacker u 6-1 / 220 u Senior u Nashville, Tenn. u Pearl Cohn High School Finally got back on the field for 2011 spring drills after rehabbing an ankle injury...was among the top defensive players on the Golden Eagle roster in 2009...figured on becoming a headliner in 2010 but had not returned from surgery and missed the entire year...went into the 2011 season healthy and listed at the “Bull” linebacker spot...proved to have made a full recovery by becoming one of Tech’s top linebackers in 2011...ranked second on the team in total tackles and tackles-for-loss...playmaker with great athletic ability...can really run and loves to hit...solid player with middle linebacker skills and mentality...agile and mobile player with good strength and technique... has made an appearance on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. AT TECH (In 2011): Recovered from ankle surgery to start in 10 of 11 games for Tech as an inside linebacker...made 79 tackles on the season (tied for second on the team) to tie teammate Richmond Tooley at 13th in the OVC at the season’s end...had 13 total tackles against Murray State on Nov. 5 including one tackle for a two-yard loss...had 12 stops against SEMO and 10 against TSU...recorded 6.5 tackles-for-loss for 19 yards on the season and had one solo sack for a 10-yard loss against EKU...forced one fumble and had two break-ups on the year... AT TECH (In 2010): Ankle surgery forced Howard to watch the entire season from the sidelines as a medical redshirt. AT TECH (In 2009): Started eight games at middle linebacker but battled injuries throughout the season...finished fourth on the team in total tackles with 57 despite missing a game...also had 4.0 tackles-for-loss and caused a fumble...was averaging nearly 10 tackles per game through the first three games, getting eight against Pikeville and Kansas State and season-high 11 at Eastern Kentucky...came back later in the year to record eight stops against Tennessee State and seven versus Georgia...had a standout performance at EKU with 11 tackles, three tackles-for-loss and a fumble forced. AT TECH (In 2008): Howard saw action in seven games as a true freshman at the Bull linebacker position...made 17 total tackles including two tackles-for-loss...had one quarterback sack...made four tackles at Louisville in his first collegiate action...had career-high six tackles in victory over Central Methodist, including a sack...had five tackles at Murray State.

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Matthew HAMBY u Quarterback u 6-2 / 205 u Sophomore u Murfreesboro, Tenn. u Brentwood Academy Matt was a dangerous weapon while playing quarterback for the Brentwood Academy Eagles, and brings his playmaking skills to the Golden Eagle roster...dual threat as a passer and runner...adds support to the quarterback position in his rookie season...rejoins former prep teammates Josh Pleasant and Wesley Sherrill on the Golden Eagle roster... has made one appearance on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. At Tech (In 2011): Matt earned a spot on the 2011 roster but did not log any statistics. HIGH SCHOOL: Matt was a four-year starter at quarterback for coach Ralph Potter at Brentwood Academy...an Honor student, he also lettered four years in basketball...led the Eagles to the TSSAA playoffs and reached the Division 2-3A semifinals with a 10-3 record as a senior...passed for 1,600 yards and 13 touchdowns, and rushed for 600 yards and 13 touchdowns.

HIGH SCHOOL: Howard led his Pearl-Cohn High School team to back-to-back region championships...two-time All-Metro and two-time Tennessee All-State selection...named the Region Defensive MVP twice...as a senior he piled up 178 total tackles with 35 tackles-for-loss, three interceptions and five fumbles caused...also had nine QB sacks and blocked three punts...for his career he had 390 total tackles with seven interceptions, 24 sacks and caused 11 fumbles.

PERSONAL: The son of Butch and Melanie Hamby...full name is Matthew Edward Hamby...birthday is March 16, 1992...majoring in civil engineering...his father played quarterback at Middle Tennessee State and faced Tech twice in 1982 and 1983.

PERSONAL: The son of Howard and Sharon Griffin...birthdate is February 18, 1990...full name is Howard Lee Griffin, Jr...majoring in business management.

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Taylor HENNIGAN u Defensive Back u 6-0 / 190 u Senior u Cookeville, Tenn. u Cookeville High School One of the most versatile athletes on the roster, Taylor made the move from wide receiver to free safety last year and has spent a full season in the position...an extremely hard worker on the field and in the weight room...has excellent techniques and understanding of the fundamentals...an intelligent player...backup at long snapper...has made five appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. AT TECH (In 2011): Saw action in nine games as a safety...had 14 tackles on the year and one forced fumble... AT TECH (In 2010): Taylor played his first season at free safety and showed growth and development as a defensive player throughout the season after moving across the line of scrimmage from a receiver spot as a freshman...played in a backup role in 10 of 11 games...also a regular on special teams in kick coverage. (In 2009): In his true freshman season, Taylor worked on the offensive side of scrimmage, lining up as an inside receiver...also played on special teams...did not accumulate any offensive numbers...had one tackle. HIGH SCHOOL: A local standout, Taylor was named first-team All-Region 3-5A as a senior after spending the year serving as team captain for the Cookeville High School Cavaliers...an Old Spice Leadership Award Nominee, he was a four-year letterman and three-year starter...as a senior he chalked up 72 total tackles, forced six fumbles and recovered five fumbles...as a defensive back, he also made five interceptions...for his career he played six different positions, including quarterback, passing for more than 2,200 yards and 35 touchdowns... an extremely versatile athlete, he was also the team long snapper all four seasons...lettered in track & field twice for coach Bill Wrasman, and basketball three years under coach Kevin Bray. PERSONAL: The son of Mike and Leslie Hennigan...birthdate is April 3, 1990...full name is Taylor Jake Hennigan...majoring in health and physical education...his father, Mike, is a former Golden Eagle All-American and served as Tech head football coach from 1996 to 2005.

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Tremaine HUDSON u Running Back u 5-9 / 190 u Senior u Chattanooga, Tenn. u Howard High School A durable and versatile weapon, Tremaine made a strong impression in his first season for the Golden Eagles, then backed that up with another solid showing as a sophomore...listed as the starter in the “W” back position...tough competitor who finds ways to move the ball...triple threat as a ball carrier, receiver and kick return specialist. AT TECH (In 2010): Ranked ninth on the team in all purpose yards in just seven games...rushed for 37 all-purpose yards and caught the ball for 23...had two touchdown receptions...had four kick returns for 96 yards, an average of 24.0 yards per contest. AT TECH (In 2009): Tremaine played in nine games as a sophomore, earning the start against Eastern Illinois...ranked second on the team in rushing yards (309) and fourth in all-purpose running with 440 yards...had 74 receiving yards and 57 on kick returns... career-best game in the opener against Pikeville College, rushing for 86 yards on 11 carries...also had a 38-yard kick return to give him 124 all-purpose yards, also a career-high total...caught eight passes for 80 yards in the win at UT Martin...rushed for 66 yards on 10 totes in season finale against Murray State, the second-best game of his career. AT TECH (In 2008): Tremaine piled up 777 all-purpose yards as a true freshman, including 135 on the ground, 206 receiving and 436 on kickoff returns...ranked fifth on the team in rushing, posting 32 carries for 135 yards and one touchdown...top game was 47 yards on just five carries at Tennessee State...ranked third on the squad in receptions with 25 for 206 yards and two touchdowns...had eight catches for career-high 61 yards against Jacksonville State, finishing the game with 184 all-purpose yards...snared a pass over the middle and took it 20 yards into the end zone at Louisville for his first career touchdown...returned 17 kicks for 436 yards to average 25.6 yard per return, ranking fourth in the OVC...10th in the league in number of kick returns and 10th in KO return yards. HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year starter and three-year team captain at Howard High School in Chattanooga, Hudson was a finalist for the Mr. Football Award as a senior when he rushed for over 1,300 yards with 24 touchdowns...first-team all-region and All-State pick...was the team’s Offensive Player of the Year and MVP in 2007...set the school record with six touchdowns in one game...as a

junior, he rushed for 987 yards and 13 touchdowns and was named first-team all-region and second-team All-State, along with the team’s Offensive Player of the Year. PERSONAL: The son of Ernest Ray and Cynthia Hudson...birthdate is June 15, 1990...full name is Tremaine Montez Hudson...majoring in psychology.

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James HUGUELY u Defensive Back u 6-1 / 185 u Sophomore u Atlanta, Ga. u Cedar Grove High School Excellent quickness and instincts for getting to the ball... has made one appearance on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll List. AT TECH (In 2011): James saw the field in five contests for the Golden Eagles after his year of redshirt experience...had two unassisted tackles in TTU’s season opener at Iowa AT TECH (In 2010): James was a redshirt for the Golden Eagles in his first year on the roster.

Justin IVORY u Offensive Line u 6-6 / 340 u RS - Freshman u Vestavia, Ala. u Vestavia Hills High School AT TECH (In 2011): Ivory spent his first season with the Golden Eagles as a redshirt. BEFORE TECH: Justin received accolades for his play in the offensive line at Vestavia Hills High School, including back-to-back selections on the All-Over the Mountain Team. He was twice named to the Pat Patrick Best of High School Football Best of the Rest, and as a senior earned a spot on the Birmingham News All-Metro Team and the AllSouth/Hoover Team. The Scott Mitchell Waggoner Memorial Award winner, he was his team’s Most Improved Player in 2009. PERSONAL: The son of Reginald and Justina Ivory...birthdate is January 27, 1993...full name is Justin Reginald Ivory...majoring in business.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year starter for coach Raymond Bonner at Cedar Grove High School...played cornerback and paced the defense, and lined up as a wide receiver for the offense...twice named allcounty for his defensive skills...a versatile athlete, he was a three-time state champion in track & field...part of the state’s fastest 4x400 meter relay team as a sophomore and junior at the GHSAA championships... individually, he won the 400-meter dash as a senior. PERSONAL: The son of Peronnica Huguely...birthdate is August 21, 1992...full name is James Alan Huguely...majoring in psychology.

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Jordan JOHNSON u Defensive Line u 5-11 / 285 u Junior u Miami, Fla. u Carol City High School His play in a reserve role as a true freshman during the 2010 season paid off for Jordan, who enters is second season listed as the starter on the depth chart in the middle of the defensive line...worked

extremely hard to increase his strength and quickness...also a real student of his position, improving his technique...earned a starting spot in the lineup in 2011...has made two appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. AT TECH (In 2011): One of 12 Golden Eagles to start all 11 contests for Tech on the defensive line...logged 40 tackles on the season, 3.5 tackles-for-loss for 12 yards...had a half-sack against Maryville College for a loss of four yards...recorded one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup... AT TECH (In 2010): Jordan got a taste of college football as a true freshman, working his way onto the field in a backup role and seeing action in nine games...finished with six total tackles, including two against both UT Martin and Jacksonville State. HIGH SCHOOL: A second-team Florida All-State selection and a two-sport standout at Carol City High School, Jordan Johnson was an effective defensive lineman for the Chiefs and coach Harold Barnwell...posted 56 total tackles as a senior, including 16 tackles-for-loss and eight quarterback sacks, on his way to earning selections to two all-star games, including The USA vs. The World All-Star game in Ft. Lauderdale, where he helped claim a 17-0 victory and registered 1.5 tackles-for-loss... named the Defensive Lineman of the Year for his team...four-year letterwinner in both football and track & field. PERSONAL: HIs guardian is Diane Johnson ...birthdate is July 30, 1992...full name is Jordan Ross Johnson...majoring in criminal justice.

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u Defensive Back u 6-2 / 218 u Senior u Nashville, Tenn. u Pearl-Cohn High School

AT TECH (In 2010): Will had a huge impact on the Golden Eagle defense in his first season...played in nine games and started eight...came off the bench to play at Arkansas and had a strong debut, working into the starting lineup the following week...missed two games (Murray State and Eastern Kentucky) late in the year... returned to start against Jacksonville State...had seven solo tackles and eight total stops including one tackle-for-loss at Arkansas... also broke up a pass against the Razorbacks...career-high nine tackles came in win over Eastern Illinois...also caused a fumble and broke up a pass against the Panthers...seven solo tackles in the victory at Tennessee State...six tackles in win over Jacksonville State... ranked seventh overall on the team with 49 total tackles...had 4.5 tackles-for-loss, three passes defended and two fumbles caused.

Will JOHNSON

Will joined the Golden Eagle roster in the summer of 2010 after transferring from the University of Kentucky...became an immediate impact player on the defense in his first season on the roster as a linebacker...has tremendous quickness and mobility...will have the chance to emerge as a headliner in the secondary...excellent sense for the game... has made one appearance on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

BEFORE TECH: Spent his first two collegiate seasons at the University of Kentucky...after a redshirt season in 2008 in which he was named the Most Valuable Defensive Scout Team Player by Kentucky’s coaches, Johnson got onto the field in 2009... contributed as a regular on the special teams and in a backup role at weak side linebacker...saw action in all 13 games...increased his size and strength during his time at Kentucky while making the move to linebacker. HIGH SCHOOL: A standout during his high school career at Nashville’s Pearl-Cohn High School...a versatile athlete for coach Tony Brunetti, Johnson played several spots for the Firebirds...in addition to free safety and linebacker on defense, he played wide receiver and tailback on offense, and also excelled at returning punts and kickoffs...speed enabled him to be an effective blitzer, as he had 12 quarterback sacks as a senior, along with 80 tackles and a pair of interceptions...on offense he had 37 catches for 689 yards and 12 touchdowns and rushed 21 times for 350 yards and four TDs...also averaged a phenomenal 35 yards per punt return while helping Pearl-Cohn advance to the Class AAA state semifinals as a junior and senior...named all-city, all-region and secondteam all-state as a senior...an Honor Roll student who won the school’s English Award, his athletic versatility also showed in other sports as he participated in basketball and baseball in addition to football...in baseball he played a unique combination as both catcher and center fielder. PERSONAL: The son of Allison Stevens...full name is William Edward Johnson...birthdate is December 17, 1989...majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

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Marty JONES u Free Safety u 6-1 / 195 u RS - Junior u Cincinnati, Ohio u Sycamore High School A seasoned veteran who ranked among team leaders in several defensive categories, Marty sat out the 2011 season with a knee injury...expected to make a full recovery for the 2012 season...amassed 130 career tackles and six interceptions over his first two seasons... enjoyed a solid freshman season in a backup role at free safety and became the starter as a sophomore...a smart player with exceptional instincts...an extremely competitive player...working hard in the weight room to increase his strength levels...playmaker who will make a difference in every game...has four career double-figure tackle efforts...shines when the lights are the brighest, averaging nine tackles per game on the road against FBS opponents...listed on Athletic Director’s Honor Roll six consecutive semesters. AT TECH (In 2011): Took a medical redshirt to heal a knee injury... returns in 2012 with two years of eligibility remaining. AT TECH (In 2010): One of just eight players to start all 11 games in 2010...Marty was the starter at free safety and ranked second on the team in tackles with 87...had team-leading 37 solo tackles...also led the team with four interceptions, returning them for combined 29 yards...caused one fumble and recovered two fumbles...made 3.5 tackles-for-loss...ranked second in the OVC in tackles per game with 8.7...tied for fifth in the OVC in fumbles recovered...opened the year with career-high 10 tackles at Arkansas, and also caused a Razorback fumble...after getting eight tackles at TCU, he raised his career-high to 14 with a standout game at Southeast Missouri... finished with four double-figure tackle games, getting 12 at Murray State and 13 against Eastern Kentucky...had nine stops against both UT Martin and Jacksonville...picked off a pass against Lane College and returned it 32 yards for his first career touchdown. AT TECH (In 2009): Marty saw action in all 11 games as a true freshman and ranked ninth on the team in tackles, making 43 stops...also picked off two passes...first theft came against Southeast Missouri and second interception was in the end zone at Georgia...had five tackles against Kansas State and Eastern Illinois in first half of season...lifted his career-high to nine tackles, coming at Georgia, in-

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Jerry KING u Linebacker u 6-0 / 245 u RS - Junior u Stone Mountain, Ga. u Dunwoody High School Injuries continued to plague Jerry King as he took a medical redshirt in 2011...injuries have bothered him throughout his first two years, limiting him to 12 games...a mid-season injury halted what was turning into a promising freshman season, and surgery kept Jerry sidelined throughout 2010 spring drills...has great instincts on the field...talented young player with an extremely bright future in purple and gold... has made four appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. AT TECH (In 2011): King took a medical redshirt in the 2011 season. AT TECH (In 2010): Jerry saw action in seven games in a backup role at the Renegade linebacker position in his sophomore season...finished the year with seven total tackles...had two tackles at Rose Bowl champion TCU and two against Jacksonville State in Tech’s end-of-season upset victory. AT TECH (In 2009): Jerry was off to a solid first season for the Golden Eagles when he was sidelined by an injury...finished with 21 total tackles in just five games...had five stops against Kansas State and a career-high 10 tackles at UT Martin...also recorded 1.5 tackles-for-loss in the win over the Skyhawks...forced a fumble at Eastern Illinois. HIGH SCHOOL: One of two signees who were teammates at Dunwoody High School (along with LB Blake Adams), Jerry was a firstteam all-Dekalb County selection as a junior after gaining honorable mention as a sophomore...injury limited him to just four games as a senior, yet he still had 64 total tackles, four tackles-for-loss, three sacks and caused one fumble...junior season also netted him Defensive MVP honors at his high school, as well as the Offensive Lineman Award while being named the first-team all-area and All-Northside... named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution “Juniors to Watch” list in 2007, he was a four-year letterman in both football and track & field, and served as team captain of both squad...in the shot put he finished third in the state as a junior while setting the school record of 54-feet, and took first place in the region as both a junior and senior...as a sophomore he won the team’s Linebacker Award, and as a freshman won the Coaches’ Award...during 2007 he had 111 total tackles, including 11 tackles-for-loss...also had three quarterback sacks, forced two fumbles and had two interceptions. PERSONAL: The son of Jerry and Catherine King...birthday October 17, 1990...full name is Jerry Wayne King Jr., ...majoring in biology.

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Tre LAMB u Quarterback u 5-9 / 185 u Senior u Calhoun, Ga. u Calhoun High School Tre remains the Golden Eagles’ projected starter for 2012 after starting all 11 games in 2011 and leading the Golden Eagles to the OVC Championship title...Helped the 2011 squad break nine team records in 2011 including, but not limited to, points scored in a season (355) highest scoring average in a season (32.3 points per game) and most first downs in a season (238)...an extremely intelligent player who knows the game well and has a keen understanding of the Tech offense...an exciting runner but also owns a strong arm and can make all the throws...quickly showcased his ability to make plays in a fast, no-huddle offense...brings a great temperament to the field...calm under fire...shows mobility and versatility... can move the offense in variety of ways...has found the end zone as both a runner and a passer...his name appeared on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll four of the past six semesters. AT TECH (In 2011): Lamb carved his name into the Tech record books in 2011, snapping a colossal eight individual records and leading the Golden Eagles to nine team records as Tech’s No. 1 signal caller. Lamb broke current receivers’ coach Lee Sweeney’s individual records for passing attemps in a single game (58 vs. TSU) and completions in a single game (36 vs. TSU) as well as Robert Craft’s record completions in a season with 204 in 2011. His 69 plays against TSU worked to snap Sweeney’s record for most plays in a game, while his 422 plays over the course of the season beat out Andre Caballero’s 1997 record of 410. Lamb gained 2,555 yards of total offense to surpass Grant Swallow’s 2001 record by 131 yards, and was responsible for 23 touchdowns (six rushing, 17 passing) to break another one of Swallows’ standing records. Lamb started all 11 games for the Golden Eagles, averaging 232.3 yards of total offense per game. He rushed for an average of 2.0 yards per carry and averaged 19.4 all-purpose guards per game. Lamb picked up 213 yards on the ground and threw for 2,342 yards and just 10 interceptions on the season. Completed 65.2 percent of his passes going 204-313 over 11 games. His longest carry and throw both came at UT Martin on Oct. 1, when he ran the ball for 50 yards and hurled it downfield for 72 yards in the Golden Eagles’ victory on the road. Tech’s game at EKU was Tre’s top running game, as he moved the football for 70 yards and a touchdown on 16 rushing plays. Lamb’s top throwing game came against TSU on Oct. 15 when he passed for 348 yards and two touchdowns, while

his Nov. 19 effort in the Golden Eagles’ OVC title game showcased three rushing TD’s in 52 yards on the ground. Lamb was recognized at the season’s end as the team’s Most Valuable Offensive Player and as the winner of the Team Leadership Award. AT TECH (In 2010): Moving into the starter’s role as a sophomore, Tre was proving to be a team leader when an injury forced him to completely miss the final three games...started the first eight contests and passed for 974 yards and 11 touchdowns while throwing only four interceptions...completed 52.9 percent of his passes, going 73-for-136...had a passing rating of 133.91...after throwing for 99 yards at Arkansas and 50 at TCU, he was limited to 47 yards through the air in the rain-shortened game vs. Lane when Tech kept it on the ground most of the night...had a break-out game at eventual OVC champion Southeast Missouri, throwing for 246 yards and two touchdowns and nearly rallying the Golden Eagles to a comeback win...had his second 200-yard effort he next week against UT Martin, passing for 207 yards and three touchdowns... threw for 162 yards on 11-for-17 effort in win at Austin Peay...was 10-for-18 for 99 yards and three touchdowns in win at Tennessee State when he was injured...an effective runner, he gained 100 yards on 82 attempts including one touchdown...top game was 59 yards at Austin Peay, giving him 221 yards of total offense... top game was 266 in total offense at SEMO, including 20 rushing... notched his first career rushing touchdown against Eastern Illinois...his first career passing touchdown was against eventual Rose Bowl champion TCU. AT TECH (In 2009): Tre made his Golden Eagle debut and saw action in seven games in a backup role to veteran Lee Sweeney...as a passer he completed 44.4 percent (8-for-18) of his tosses for 113 yards and had a 97.18 efficiency rating...rushed 21 times for a net of eight yards...gained 37 but was dropped for 29 in losses, most of that (19) coming against the Georgia Bulldogs...top rushing game was 13 yards, posted against both Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State...was 3-for-6 for 37 yards against Georgia for his top aerial effort. AT TECH (In 2008): Tre was a redshirt for the Golden Eagles in his true freshman season. HIGH SCHOOL: Tre posted a 21-4 record as the starter at quarterback for Calhoun High School, coached by his father, Hal Lamb.... named first-team All-State by both the Georgia Sportswriters and the Atlanta Journal Constitution...two-time pick on the Rome News All-Area team and the Chattanooga Times-Free Press AllArea team...as a senior he was 159-for-229 for 2,232 yards with 27 touchdowns and only six interceptions...also had 40 carries for 219 yards and four scores...in addition to three letters in football, he also lettered three times each in basketball and baseball, and twice on the golf team. PERSONAL: The son of Hal and Kim Lamb...birthdate is September 16, 1989...full name is Tre Andrew Lamb...majoring in education.

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Cody MATTHEWS u Wide Receiver u 6-2 / 190 u Sophomore u Gallatin, Tenn. u Gallatin High School After working at free safety in his first season on the Golden Eagle roster, Cody made a move from the defensive secondary to a wide receiver position and showed promise in his new role during spring drills...will add depth at the outside receiver spot...made his Tech debut in 2011 following a redshirt year... has made four appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. AT TECH (In 2011): Matthews appeared in nine games during his campaign season as a redshirt freshman, picking up 169 yards and three touchdowns on 12 catches...started to shine at the season’s end, scoring a touchdown in the final three games of the season and recording his best catch against Austin Peay in Tech’s OVC title game on Nov. 19. He caught a monster 61-yard touchdown pass for his longest catch of the season. In the Golden Eagles’ first playoff game in program history, Matthews had five catches for 46 yards and a TD. AT TECH (In 2010): Cody was injured during fall camp and redshirted in his first season on the Golden Eagle roster. HIGH SCHOOL: A two-sport standout at Gallatin High School...lettered three years each on the football and basketball teams...threeyear starter on the gridiron for coach Robert Lassiter’s Green Wave... helped the team reach the quarterfinals of the TSSAA playoffs in his senior season...played on both sides of scrimmage as a quarterback and free safety, focusing more on offense in his final two seasons... named all-region as a sophomore defensive back when he produced 72 tackles and one interception....earned all-region honors at quarterback as a junior...recognized on both sides of scrimmage as a senior, earning all Mid-State on defense and all-region on offense... rushed for more than 1,000 yards and passed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his final two seasons. PERSONAL: The son of Chuck Matthews and Chandra Matthews...full name is Cody James Matthews...birthdate is April 22 1992...majoring in finance.

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Tommie McBRIDE u Linebacker u 6-1 / 245 u Senior u Cincinnati, Ohio u Taft High School Tommie moved from inside linebacker to the Ram outside linebacker spot prior to spring drills in 2010 and showed a great grasp of his new role...played in all 11 games in 2011, expected to be at the top of the depth chart for the Golden Eagles during his senior season...continued to show promise and development in the 2012 spring sessions, picking up a solo sack in the team’s second scrimmage of spring drills...potential candidate for post-season honors...hard-nosed and physical...the more he learns about the system, the better he gets...type of player who will be hard to keep off the field... has made an appearance on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. AT TECH (In 2011): Saw action in all 11 games at the linebacker position...tallied 26 tackles, five of them coming as solo stops, and made one tackle for a loss of two yards against Murray State on Nov. 5 in one of his best games of the season with six total tackles. Logged pass breakups against Maryville College and Austin Peay...posted another six-stop game against Austin Peay on Nov. 19. Had two unassisted stops against Iowa in Tech’s season opener. AT TECH (In 2010): Called on to fill a backup role most of his second season, seeing action in all 11 games...was in the starting lineup for Tech’s road victory at Austin Peay...finished the year with 24 total tackles...got to the ball carrier for tackles in 10 of the 11 games...seasonhigh was four tackles, coming against both Southeast Missouri and UT Martin...had four tackles-for-loss and two quarterback sacks. AT TECH (In 2009): Tommie was on the field in 10 games as a true freshman...played in a backup role at inside linebacker...also saw action on special teams...made nine total tackles...had three tackles against Austin Peay. HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year starter and a four-year Honor Roll student, Tommie received All-League honors as a junior and senior at Taft High School...as a junior, he made 65 tackles with seven quarterback sacks, one interception, one fumble forced and one fumble recovery... named first-team all-Southwest Ohio and the CMAC Defensive Player of the Year...also received all-city and honorable mention all-state honors...as a senior, he raised his totals with 136 total tackles, which ranked second in the state...had six quarterback sacks, caused four fumbles and recovered one...his career totals include 235 tackles and 17 quarterback sacks..also lettered one season on the basketball team.

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Brannon McCOIN u Defensive Back u 5-10 / 175 u Sophomore u Livingston, Tenn. u Livingston Academy Brannon made the short journey from Livingston to Cookeville to join the Golden Eagle roster two years ago and spent his first season at Tennessee Tech as a redshirt...used his time well with diligent work in the weight room...increased his strength and speed while also learning the system...saw action in one game in 2011, Sept. 24 against SEMO...intelligent player with a keen insight for the game, having prepped under his father, assistant coach Danny McCoin, at Livingston Academy... has made one appearance on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. AT TECH (In 2011): Saw field time against SEMO on Sept. 24 but did not record any stats. AT TECH (In 2010): Brannon was on the roster and spent his initial Golden Eagle season as a redshirt...gained experience while working with the scout teams. HIGH SCHOOL: A two-way standout at Livingston Academy, playing quarterback and cornerback for the Wildcats...four-year starter...senior season coach was former Golden Eagle Bruce Lamb...a three-time all-district and all-region selection as a quarterback...helped lead the Wildcats to the second round of the TSSAA playoffs as a senior...also played one season on the basketball squad. PERSONAL: The son of Danny and Rhonda McCoin...father Danny was recruited to play quarterback at Cincinnati by Watson Brown... birthdate is December 9, 1990...full name is Brannon Tyler McCoin... majoring in nursing.

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Cory McDONALD u Defensive Back u 6-0 / 205 u Junior u Redwood City, Calif. u Woodside High School Originally a receiver, Cory made the move to the defensive side of the ball during 2011 spring drills...impressive in his work ethic and hustle as a member of the special teams as a redshirt freshman...heads into 2012 projected to play at Renegade linebacker...does all the little things needed to be successful... has made five appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. AT TECH (In 2011): Saw increased playing time his second season on the gridiron for the Golden Eagles, making appearances in all 11 games on the defensive side of the ball...totaled 18 tackles on the year with six coming against Maryville College on Sept. 8...Had nine unassisted stops over the course of the season...recorded one pass breakup against EIU on Sept. 17... AT TECH (In 2010): Cory was a member of Tech’s special teams during his first season in action, and played on kickoff cover squad...played in six contests. AT TECH (In 2009): Cory was a redshirt member of the Tech roster in his first season. HIGH SCHOOL: Cory was a two-year varsity starter for Woodside High School in Woodside, California...as a junior he was chosen the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Back when he had 64 solo tackles, 48 assists, three fumble recoveries, three interceptions and 12 passes defended...named to the all-county defensive team...also spent some time as the backup QB and running back...as senior, he was named team captain, was the starting quarterback on a CCS semi-finalist team....threw for more than 1,000 yards with 12 touchdowns and rushed for nine touchdowns,...was the team’s second-leading rusher with 823 yards...named San Mateo County athlete of the week, Most Valuable offensive player for the team as well as all-league and all-Daily News...also a three-year starting point guard on the varsity basketball team where he was a team captain and named to all-league teams both his junior and senior years.

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Seth McDONALD u Defensive Back u 5-11 / 225 u Junior u Sparta, Tenn. u White County High School After a redshirt season, Seth got on the field plenty in his first full season in 2010...played an integral role for the Golden Eagles as a fullback in goal line situations and also saw action on all the special teams...has made the move to a linebacker spot, but will also continue to line up in the backfield in goal line situations...a strong player who has continued his physical development with hard work in the weight room... good knowledge of the game and excellent instinct for the ball... has made six appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. AT TECH (In 2011): Saw field time in nine outings in 2011...best game came against Maryville College on Sept. 8 when he had three tackles, two of them unassisted... AT TECH (In 2010): Seth’s strength and outstanding hustle earned him playing time on all of the Golden Eagle special teams, as well as a spot at fullback in goal line situations. AT TECH (In 2009): Seth spent his first season on the roster as a redshirt freshman. HIGH SCHOOL: Played football at White County High School for coach Josh Kerr...earned letters all four years in football and baseball for the Warriors...made All Region in football his junior and senior years... made All Upper Cumberland in football his sophomore, junior, and senior years...led his team with eight TDs and 112 tackles his senior season...started in the KY/TN Border Bowl game...was named team captain his senior year and received “Mr. Warrior” award. PERSONAL: The son of Robert and Sherry McDonald...full name is Seth Alan McDonald...birthdate is June 27, 1990...majoring in prephyscial therapy.

PERSONAL: The son of Joe and Sue McDonald, both athletic directors and coaches...full name is Cory James McDonald...birthdate is August 9, 1990...majoring in Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness.

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Caleb MITCHELL u Defensive Back u 6-1 / 190 u Senior u Russellville, Ala. u Russellville High School A cornerback with a knack for finding the ball, Caleb Mitchell has the potential to be among the top defensive players in the Ohio Valley Conference if he can stay healthy...injuries forced him to redshirt as a true freshman and cost him four games in 2010... made the move from free safety in 2010 spring drills and showed a thorough understanding of his new position last season...the biggest of Tech’s cornerbacks, he’s an extremely physical player and a very good tackler...has good speed and good hands...excellent

toughness...might have developed into an MVP caliber player in his true freshman season in 2008, but an injury in the second game changed his course...can also return punts...has good ball skills... will figure prominently in Tech’s “nickel” package...good pass defender and also strong providing support in run coverage...has made 102 tackles in his two-plus seasons... has made four appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. AT TECH (In 2011): Mitchell was one of 12 Golden Eagles to start all 11 games for Tech in 2011...Had 18 unassisted tackles on the season and 28 stops in total...best game came at Jacksonville State when he made seven stops (six on his own)...Had two interceptions on the season, one at EIU for a 28-yard return, one at UT Martin for five yards...broke up four passes on the year...also helped the special teams as a punt returner, returning six punts for 89 total yards on the season...had a 46-yard punt return against Maryville College, racked up 72 all-purpose yards that game...finished the season with 112 all-purpose yards. AT TECH (In 2010): Started six games and played in seven, but missed four games due to injuries as a junior...when he was on the field, he was one of the defensive leaders...despite missing four contests he still finished 10th on the team with 31 total tackles... had a sensational game in Tech’s win over Eastern Illinois, making a season-high seven tackles, two interceptions (returning one for a touchdown) and forced a fumble...had six stops against UT Martin and Austin Peay. AT TECH (In 2009): Started all 11 games at free safety as a redshirt freshman and ranked second on the team in total tackles with 63... finished with 4.5 tackles-for-loss and two quarterback sacks...broke up five passes and had two interceptions...led the team with three fumbles forced and two fumbles recovered....established careerhigh with 12 tackles in Tech’s win at UT Martin...raised that three weeks later with 13 stops in a win over Tennessee State...also had two sacks, caused and recovered a fumble, and intercepted a pass in the victory over the Tigers that clinched the Sgt. York trophy... his other interception came at Eastern Illinois. AT TECH (In 2008): Caleb was off to a great start to his career before an injury in the second game of the season sidelined him for the balance of the schedule...came off the bench in the season opener and had five tackles and one kickoff return in the victory over Gardner-Webb...made three solo tackles and broke up a Cardinal pass attempt at Louisville before suffering the season-ending knee injury...received medical redshirt status. HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year starter for coaches Doug Goodwin and Perry Swindal at Russellville High School...also earned three letters in basketball and four in baseball...a team captain, he won the Best Defensive Back and Best Receiver awards for the Tigers.... all-county and all-area, he was honorable mention all-state and selected to play in Alabama All-Star game...finished his career with 47 catches for 981 yards and 15 touchdowns...on defense he had 102 total tackles and 11 interceptions...helped the team to a threeyear combined mark of 34-5. PERSONAL: The son of John and Suzanne Mitchell...birthdate is December 21, 1989...full name is John Caleb Mitchell...majoring in business.

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Lamar MOORE u Defensive Line u 6-0 / 290 u Junior u Nashville, Tenn. u East Literature High School Came to the Golden Eagles in 2009 and spent his first season as a redshirt freshman...worked hard to improve his skills...played some in a reserve role as a freshman...has placed on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll all six semesters at TTU. AT TECH (In 2011): Moore saw action in all 11 games...lined up on the Golden Eagle d-line...amassed 21 tackles on the season, five solo stops and 1.5 tackles-for-loss for 11 yards...best effort came against Murray on Nov. 5 with five tackles (two unassisted) and one solo stop for a loss of 10 yards. Also forced one fumble that game...Logged a quarterback hurry at EIU on Sept. 17 and a pass breakup on Nov. 19 in Tech’s title game against APSU. AT TECH (In 2010): Lamar’s hard work in the off-season helped him to work his way onto the field...saw action in three games including Tech’s contest against eventual Rose Bowl champion TCU...made a tackle against Lane College and one tackle in the season-ending win over Jacksonville State. AT TECH (IN 2009): Lamar spent his first season as a redshirt...worked hard in the weight room and increased his strength and size. HIGH SCHOOL: Played three years at Stratford High School, and defensive line one season for coach Bubba Spears at East Literature Magnet High School...lettered all four years in football, as well as two years in wrestling and one in basketball...earned All Region his junior and senior years... made Men’s State in wrestling as a junior and senior...ranked in the Top 10 in the heavyweight division and reached the state 32-man bracket for two years as a wrestler...won the Hume Award as a senior for athlete and academic honors...had 79 tackles his junior year in high school...had 120 tackles and six interceptions as a linebacker his senior season...exceptional student in high school as he made Principal’s List. PERSONAL: The son of Sharon McCutcheon...born October 24, 1990...full name is Lamar Donte Moore...majoring in business.

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James NORMAND u Offensive Line u 6-2 / 285 u Junior u Oak Ridge, Tenn. u Oak Ridge High School A standout offensive lineman during his high school career, James opened his college career showing potential to be equally successful for the Golden Eagles...played most of his campaign season in a backup role but finished up as the starter at left tackle, earning the starts against Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State...expected to continue in a starting role for Tech in 2012...strong player with outstanding knowledge of his position...good techniques...proved to be especially capable in Tech’s speeded-up offense against Jacksonville State in 2010...great work ethic, both on the field and in the classroom...named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for all four semesters and landed on the OVC Commissioner’s Adademic Honor Roll in 2010. AT TECH (In 2011): One of 12 Golden Eagles to start all 11 games, giving him a streak of 13 consecutive starts headed into the 2012 fall season... proved valuable in Tech’s up-tempo, no huddle offense...displays silent leadership on the field. AT TECH (In 2010): James showed early in the season that he could contribute...played a backup role through early part of the year...played in nine games...lined up as backup center and backup guard, then moved to left tackle where he earned the starting assignment in the season’s final two games against EKU and JSU...helped the Golden Eagles post thrilling come-from-behind victory over Jacksonville State. HIGH SCHOOL: Named All-State as a lineman, James Normand also earned a spot on the National Guard Academic All-State team during his outstanding four-year career at Oak Ridge (Tenn.) High School...the first lineman to letter all four years at his high school, Normand was an effective offensive lineman, not allowing a single quarterback sack his final two seasons while splitting his playing time between center and tackle... District 3A Lineman of the Year and was picked for both the TennesseeKentucky Border Bowl and the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game... twice picked as team captain...two-time all-KIL pick...he also played two seasons of basketball and four on the baseball team, setting the school’s home run record as a junior...two-time all-district selection in baseball as a first baseman...member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: The son of James and Mary Normand...birthdate is February 23, 1992...full name is James McKenzie Normand... majoring in accounting.

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Doug spent a lot of time on the field in his freshman season, and proved to be a capable performer for the Golden Eagles...strong player who can block, run with the football and catch passes...listed at the top of the depth chart at his position, and could emerge as an important figure in Tech’s fast-paced attack...made a smooth transition to the college game and expects to be highly visible in 2012... claimed a spot on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll during the 2011 spring semester. AT TECH (In 2011): Brought valuable experience from his true freshman season into 2011...saw increased action in all 11 games...good size and athleticism makes him a great combination player at the “W” receiver position (tight end/fullback)...will take on more of a role with the graduation of veteran Charles Stevens...racked up 112 receiving yards on 11 plays...longest catch was 22 yard reception against Maryville College on Sept. 8...had a season high 25 receiving yards that game...made two catches against EIU, SEMO and EKU. AT TECH (In 2010): As a true freshman, Doug didn’t shy away from competition...played in 10 of Tech’s 11 contests, missing the SEMO road trip...used primarily to block, he cleared path for the ball carriers out of the backfield...caught four passes for 32 yards...three catches in the game at Murray State...also had two carries.

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AT TECH (In 2011): Josh spent his true freshman season at Tech as a redshirt...made the switch from the cornerback position to a receiver position. BEFORE TECH: Joshua was a four-year starter and two-way standout at Brentwood Academy, earning the opportunity to play in the 2010 Toyota East vs. West All-Star Classic. In that showcase, he piled up more the 200 all-purpose yards and was voted the Offensive MVP for the West team. A versatile player, he found four different ways to score, reaching the end zone as a receiver, tailback, and returning both punts and kickoffs. A speedster, he grabbed 50 passes for more than 1,000 yards and rushed 52 times for more than 500 yards. He also had more than 1,000 yards in kick and punt returns. He led the team to the TSSAA state semifinals as a sophomore and the title game the past two seasons. PERSONAL: The son of Reggie and Jessica Pleasant...birthdate is March 4, 1993...full name is Joshua Reginald Pleasant...majoring in exercise science.

HIGH SCHOOL: A versatile athlete out of Franklin Road Academy, Doug piled up more than 4,500 yards of offense and 41 touchdowns as a ball carrier, passer and receiver during his prep career...played his sophomore season at St. Thomas High School in Houston, Texas, before finishing up his final two years at FRA...helped Franklin Road to the second round of the TSSAA playoffs as a senior, the team’s sixth appearance in the state playoffs in 11 years..as a senior, he rushed for 1,508 yards and 16 touchdowns and passed for 447 yards and four TDs...his junior season netted 667 rushing, 755 passing and 151 receiving yards...at St. Thomas, he had over 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns in just five games...was a first-team All-State pick and the Region Player of the Year on his way to playing in the Toyota East-West Tennessee All-Star Game. PERSONAL: The son of Kurt and Candy Page...birthdate is February 23, 1991...full name is Kurt Douglas Page, Jr...majoring in engineering.

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Wade PLEMONS u Wide Receiver u 6-3 / 190 u RS - Freshman u Loudon, Tenn. u Loudon High School An elusive and crafty running quarterback, Wade opted to become a Golden Eagle following a successful career at Loudon High School... joined the team as a walk-on and worked out as a wide receiver in his rookie season...excellent speed. AT TECH (In 2011): Proved to be a valuable offensive body in workouts for the 2011 championship team...Saw the field once against Maryville College but didn’t put up any stats. HIGH SCHOOL: Wade was a four-year, two-way starter for coach Jeff Harig at Loudon High School, helping the Redskins to a 9-3 record as a senior and the second round of the TSSAA playoffs...started at quarterback and safety...three-time all-district and all-region selection... voted to the TSWA All-State team as a senior...in his final campaign he rushed for 1,500 yards and 20 touchdowns, and finished his career with more than 4,500 rushing yards and 40 touchdowns...career on defense netted five pass interceptions...also ran track in his senior year, setting school records in the 100m and 200m.

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Patrick PREWITT u Defensive Back u 6-1 / 190 u RS - Freshman u Vestavia, Ala. u Vestavia Hills High School AT TECH (In 2011): Prewitt spent his first season with the Golden Eagles as a redshirt working out with the scout team... has made two appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. HIGH SCHOOL: Patrick was a two-way starter at Vestavia Hills High School, posting impressive credentials as both a defensive back and receiver. Named to the 2008 All-Metro South team, he earned a spot on the 2009 All-Over the Mountain Team and was chosen the Pat Patrick Best in High School Football Defensive Player of the Year. As a sophomore he had six touchdown receptions and intercepted four passes. As a junior, he had five TD catches for the offense, and on defense made 46 tackles, three interceptions and defended five passes. In his career, he had 12 scoring catches and rushed for two touchdowns, and also picked off two passes. PERSONAL: The son of Malcolm and Amy Prewitt...birthdate is May 11, 1992...full name is Patrick Stephen Prewitt...majoring in engineering.

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Randall REEVES u Offensive Line u 6-2 / 290 u Junior u McAlla, Ala. u McAdory High School Randall gained tremendous experience during his freshman season in 2010, seeing action in six contests...benefitted from playing behind veteran Scott Schweitzer for two years...has the opportunity to move up in the depth chart with consistent work ethic and drive...has made two appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. AT TECH (In 2011): Reeves saw the field in the Golden Eagles’ home opener against Maryville College but didn’t put up any stats. AT TECH (In 2010): The transition from high school standout to college football was smooth for Randall, who stepped into a reserve role as a true freshman and saw action in six contests in Tech’s veteran offensive line. HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time Birmingham All-Metro selection and an honorable mention Alabama All-State player, Randall was a threeyear starter at center for coach David Powell’s McAdory High School squad...voted permanent team captain, Reeves graded out at 90 percent or better in every game and had 62 pancake blocks as a senior... also earned three letters on the McAdory baseball team... an outstanding student, he was Birmingham News Scholar-Athlete of the Week and a member of the Math Honor Society.

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Avery ROLLINS u Defensive Line u 6-3 / 265 u RS - Freshman u Gasden, Ala. u Gasden City HS AT TECH (In 2011): Rollins spent his first season at Tech working out with the defensive line as a redshirt...heads into 2012 with four years of eligibility remaining. HIGH SCHOOL: Avery was a two-way starter at Gadsden City High School, as well as handling the long snapper duties for the Titans. He was a four-year letterman and a three-year starter for coach Joseph Billingsley. On defense, he made 90 total tackles including 12 tacklesfor-loss and five quarterback sacks. He caused two fumbles, broke up five pass attempts and had one interception. He helped his team roll to a 10-4 overall record and third round of the Alabama Class 6A playoffs after going 6-1 in conference play. The Titans won three consecutive Region 7-6A titles with Rollins on the field. PERSONAL: The son of Willie Rollins and Kim Rollins...birthdate is November 28, 1992....full name is Avery Samuel Rollins....majoring in mechanical engineering.

PERSONAL: The son of Randy and Susan Reeves...birthdate is April 14, 1992...full name is John Randall Reeves Jr. ...enrolled in general curriculum.

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Zachary SHARP u Place Kicker u 6-2 / 190 u Sophomore u Maryville, Tenn. u Maryville High School AT TECH (In 2011): Sharp proved himself incredibly valuable during the Golden Eagles’ championship season, stepping in as a true freshman and seeing significant time on the field in all 11 contests... put 46 of 47 PATs through the uprights for a 97.9 PAT kicking percentage (second in the conference)...led the OVC in PAT attempts made with 46...finished the season tied for fifth in the conference in scoring with 6.6 points per game...tied for third in the OVC in kicking with 6.6 points per game...went 9-for-15 in field goal attempts on the season, including nailing a 49-yard FG against Tennessee State...Had 16 points on four PATs and four field goals that game... has made one appearance on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. HIGH SCHOOL: Zachary proved a valuable member of the team at Maryville High School as the team’s placekicker. A first-team all-state selection, he was named Tennessee Mr. Football on Special Teams. In his solid senior year, he was 10-for-13 on field goal tries with a long of 50 yards. He was 66-for-67 in PAT kicks. Sharp was the starting kicker for Maryville for four seasons, beginning his career with a Class 4A state championship victory in 2007. He capped it in December in Tucker Stadium with his team’s 6A title win over Smyrna. He set a state record by making 111 consecutive PAT kicks, and many of his kickoffs sailed for touchbacks. PERSONAL: The son of John and Whitney Sharp...birthdate is August 14, 1992...full name is Zachary Clifton Sharp....enrolled in general curriculum.

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Wesley SHERRILL u Offensive Line u 6-4 / 290 u Junior u Antioch, Tenn. u Brentwood Academy Wes came to Tech with loads of promise and high expectations after a sensational high school career at Brentwood Academy...lived up to expectations when he became a starter midway through the 2010 season...gained valuable experience in his rookie season and nabbed a starting spot in 2011...expected to continue filling the role at right tackle in 2012...will be on the field for plenty of snaps...good quickness and adjusts well on the field..fits nicely into Tech’s fast-paced attack... solid in the classroom, earning a spot on the 2011 spring semester Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. AT TECH (In 2011): Sherrill earned the start in all 11 games as a lineman...brought size and tenacity to the offensive line...difficult to get past, works well out of the huddle. AT TECH (In 2010): Wesley played in a backup role in four of the first five games of the season at right tackle as a true freshman...took over the starting assignment when Malcolm Jones was lost for the year... started the next five games...missed the final game against Jacksonville State. HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner and a three-year starter in both sides of the line of scrimmage for coach Ralph Potter at Brentwood Academy...starting more than 30 career games for the Eagles, he helped post an 8-4 record in his senior season on his way to earning first-team all-Mid State honors from The Tennessean and All-State selection from TSWA...with Sherrill anchoring the lines, Brentwood Academy was the state Division II runnerup in both his sophomore and junior seasons and reached the semi-finals as a senior....he graded out at 90 percent for the season and had 36 pancake blocks. PERSONAL: The son of John and Cindy Sherrill...birthdate is October 12, 1991...full name is Wesley John Sherrill...majoring in civil engineering.

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One year on the sidelines as a redshirt has helped Matt prepare for his Golden Eagle debut in 2011...listed to play at the Anchor spot in the defensive line...good sense of the game...has worked to increase his size and strength...sure-handed tackler who has a nose for the football...made a quick impression upon his arrival, placing on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the 2010 fall semester.

William joined his brother, Charlie, on the Golden Eagle roster in 2010 but did not see any action as he spent his first season as a redshirt...has worked his way to the top of the depth chart at tight end and saw action in 2011...was the first time that William and Charlie have had the opportunity to play together on the same team...brings strength to his position... has made four appearances on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

AT TECH (In 2011): Matt saw field action against Maryville College on Sept. 8, but did not put up any stats.

AT TECH (In 2011): Will saw the field for the first time against EIU on Sept. 17... lines up at the tight end position...has good size for the position.

AT TECH (In 2010): Matt was on the roster and worked on the scout team during his first year while taking a redshirt season.

AT TECH (In 2010): A redshirt in his first season on the Golden Eagle roster... worked on the scout teams.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterwinner on the football field at North Clayton (Ga.) High School for coach Rodney Hackney...was putting up big numbers for the Eagles through the first five games of his senior season before a knee injury cut his prep career short...helped the team go 4-1 through the early part of the schedule before finishing 10-3 and going three rounds into the state 4-AAAA playoffs...he accounted for 46 total tackles and five tackles-for-loss in his five contests.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letterman and two-year starter for coach Glenn McAdams at Lipscomb High School...was on the freshman team when his brother, Charlie, was a senior on the varsity so they never got the chance to play in a game together...played defensive end, linebacker and tight end, earning recognition on both sides of scrimmage...named all-region on defense as a junior, then earned all-state as a senior tight end...helped team reach the TSSAA Class 4A playoffs as a sophomore, and state semifinals as a junior...team achieved the second round of the playoffs as a senior...also lettered three years in wrestling, reaching the state meet as a junior...competed in the shot put four years on the track & field team.

PERSONAL: The son of Paul and Amelia Smith...birthdate is November 24, 1991...full name is Matthew Ellis Smith...enrolled in general curriculum.

PERSONAL: The son of Eric and Marlese Stevens...younger brother of former Golden Eagle Charlie Stevens...full name is William Hayden Stevens...birthdate is March 11, 1992...studying mechanical engineering.

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AT TECH (In 2011): Stone saw action in the first two games of the 2011 season...passed for 28 yards on a 3-for-4 effort, including a 22-yard bomb against Iowa on Sept. 3...threw for two yards against Maryville on Sept. 8...totaled 30 yards on the season passing, 80 yards rushing and one TD on three carries against Maryville...longest run of the season was 74 yards against Maryville...averaged 26.7 yards per rush over the season...logged a pass efficiency of 130.40 and averaged 55 yards of total offense per game.

u Quarterback u 6-0 / 185 u Sophomore u Clinton, Tenn. u Clinton High School

AT TECH (In 2010): Darian patiently sat out his first season on the roster as a redshirt, working with the scout team and learning the system.

Darian STONE

Has the opportunity to be an incredibly gifted player for the Golden Eagles...listed second on the depth chart at quarterback behind returning starter Tre Lamb...will benefit immensely from playing behind the veteran...exceptional quickness and a strong, accurate throwing arm...has done an excellent job learning the Golden Eagle system... was a sensational player during his high school career and has the po-

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HIGH SCHOOL: A game-breaking quarterback and a two-time AllState selection under coach Andy Shattuck at Clinton (Tenn.) High School...amassed more than 7,500 yards of total offense in his three seasons at the controls of the Dragons....took Clinton to a 10-0 regular season record as a senior, passing for 2,093 yards and 23 touchdowns with only two interceptions...also rushed for 725 yards and 10 scores on his way to first-team All-State laurels...Mr. Football finalist...finished his career with 5,734 yards and 59 touchdowns passing, along with 1,864 yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground. PERSONAL: The son of Roy Stone...birthdate is October 29, 1991...full name is Darian Deron Stone...majoring in criminal justice.

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Austin TALLANT u Defensive Back u 5-10 / 190 u Sophomore u Alcoa, Tenn. u Alcoa High School AT TECH (In 2011): Made an immediate impact stepping in for an injured Marty Jones as a true freshman and dominated the backfield... started every game but the first...totaled 92 tackles to lead the team, including 34 unassisted stops and a team-high 58 helpers...had two tackles-for-loss over three games for four yards...top performance

came in the Golden Eagles’ playoff game against Central Arkansas during which he had 16 total stops...recorded a forced fumble in the OVC title game against APSU on Nov. 19...had four pass breakups on the season...notched double digit tackles in five of 11 games, including three consecutive double-digit efforts to close out the season... finished the season tied for fifth in the conference with an average of 8.4 tackles per game. HIGH SCHOOL: Austin was a three-year starter for seven-time state champion Alcoa High School, capping his final season with all-state honors. A two-time all-Blount County pick, he was all-district in 2010, helping post a 15-0 record and capture the Class 3A state crown in Tucker Stadium. In the 2010 East vs. West High School All-Star game, he was chosen the Defensive MVP after making 19 total tackles, including 10 solo stops, breaking up two passes and intercepting a pass. During the regular season, playing on defense in seven games he had 22 total tackles, four passes defended and one interception, in addition to returning a punt for a touchdown. During the TSSAA playoffs, he added 10 tackles, an interception and three passes defended. PERSONAL: The son of Jim and Wendy Tallant...birthdate is February 4, 1993...full name is Jacob Austin Tallant...majoring in education.

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Ryan TILGHMAN u Wide Receiver u 6-2 / 200 u Junior u Columbia, Tenn. u Columbia Central High School A versatile athlete, Ryan has made a couple of position changes in his first three years on the roster...has good fundamentals and accurate arm...elusive runner...joined the Golden Eagles as a walk-on and was a redshirt in his first season...played a role in helping the team by directing the scout team offense during his redshirt season...made it onto the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll all four semesters at Tech. AT TECH (In 2011): Tilghman lined up as a receiver in 2011, seeing field time in eight games...his best performance came against JSU on Oct. 29 when he had three catches for 51 yards, including his longest reception of the season (43 yards)...totaled 72 receiving yards on six catches over the course of the season. AT TECH (In 2010): Ryan got onto the field for the first three games of the season, playing on special teams...listed as a wide receiver but did not post any statistics. AT TECH (In 2009): Joined the Golden Eagles as a walk-on and spent his first season as a redshirt. PERSONAL: The son of Glen and Melissa Tilghman...full name is Ryan Patrick Tilghman...birthdate is December 6, 1990...majoring in secondary education. .

Kedrick TOWLES u Outside Linebacker u 6-2 / 220 u Senior u Antioch, Tenn. u Antioch High School Towles lines up at the Bandit position...brings a good combination of size and speed to the position...played extensively as a true freshman but missed all of the 2009 campaign due to an injury... continues to show a lot of potential...type of player who will make big contributions in kick coverage on special teams...made it to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the spring semester. AT TECH (In 2011): Saw action in all 11 games as a junior...made 15 tackles on the season, six of which were solo stops...forced one fumble against EIU on Sept. 17. AT TECH (In 2010): Played in nine of Tech’s 11 games as a sophomore, returning from redshirt season to play an important role off the bench at Bandit...missed early OVC games against Southeast Missouri and UT Martin...finished the year with 10 total tackles... also spent time on special teams on kick coverage squad. AT TECH (In 2009): An injury forced Kedrick to the sidelines for the entire 2009 campaign. AT TECH (In 2008): Kedrick played in all 12 games as a true freshman, including starts against Austin Peay and Eastern Illinois late in the season...was one of three freshmen to rank among the team’s Top 10 in total tackles, finishing his rookie season with 37 total stops...had career-best seven tackles at Murray State and followed the next week with six tackles against UT Martin, earning him his first career start at Austin Peay...had four tackles against the Govs, then made seven at Tennessee State...finished the year with six tackles against Eastern Illinois as a starter...also blocked a kick against the Panthers. HIGH SCHOOL: As a senior at Antioch High School under coach Mike Woodward, Kedrick had 93 total tackles, including six tacklesfor-loss, on his way to earning first-team all-region and All-Metro honors...also had two quarterback sacks, caused one fumble, recovered one fumble and had one interception, which he returned for a touchdown...as a receiver, he made 14 catches for 231 yards and three touchdowns...a two-year starter, Towles had 70 tackles and five sacks as a junior. PERSONAL: The son of Michael Towles and Gloria Armstrong... birthdate is January 24, 1990...full name is Kedrick Bryant Towles... enrolled in general curriculum.

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Adam URBANO u Running Back u 5-8 / 200 u Senior u Calhoun, Ga. u Calhoun High School

a sophomore and senior, but missed the chance as a junior when he missed some games due to injury...showed signs of what was to come when he rushed for 500 yards and nine touchdowns as a freshman...sophomore season netted 2,100 yards and 36 touchdowns...injury sidelined him art of junior season but he still rushed for 900 yards and eight scores...added 1,500 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior, helping lead his squad to Georgia Class 2A state runnerup spot. PERSONAL: The son of Michael and Deanna Urbano...birthdate is October 12, 1989...full name is Adam Taylor Urbano...majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

A powerful runningback, Adam spent two seasons at Georgia Southern, transfered to Tech last fall and sat out the 2010 season... heads into the 2012 campaign expected to have a major impact on the Golden Eagle offense...excellent quickness and strength...an elusive runner who can also power through tacklers...spent his first season at Tech on the scout team as he sat out due to NCAA transfer rules...emerged in the spring of 2011 as a top-notch ball carrier and proved his worth in his first fall season at Tech...expected to continue to see lots of touches in 2012...has one season of eligibility remaining. AT TECH (In 2011): Made his first start as a Golden Eagle against Iowa on Sept. 3, recorded 27 yards on five carries and eight receiving yards in his debut game for Tech...suffered a mild ankle injury that kept him out for four contests...returned to the field against TSU on Oct. 15 and gathered 57 all-purpose yards...carried the ball for over 100 yards in back-to-back outings against Murray on Nov. 5 and at EKU on Nov. 12...had his longest run of the season against Murray, a 60 yard carry, and his longest catch against EKU (31 yards)...best overall effort came at EKU with 31 receiving yards and 55 rushing yards for 168 all-purpose yards...on the season, carried the ball for 475 yards and caught for 95 yards. AT TECH (In 2010): Was enrolled in for 2010 Fall semester, but had to sit out the season due to NCAA transfer rules...worked on the scout team...made his move to the top of the depth chart during spring drills. BEFORE TECH: Played two seasons at Georgia Southern...had one of the finest seasons ever recorded by a GSU freshman in 2008 despite missing final two games...SoCon All-Freshman team…had 52 carries for 304 yards and seven TDs...season-high of 83 rushing yards on 11 carries helped the Eagles stage an NCAA record fourth quarter comeback at Western Carolina…on the first play in overtime scored from 25 yards out, which proved to be the gamewinning touchdown…as a sophomore he had 141 carries for 622 yards and six TDs and caught 45 passes for 315 yards..rushed 17 yards for 93 yards at North Carolina...career best 153 yards and two TDs on 32 carries at Chattanooga...comes to Tech with 926 career rushing yards and 13 touchdowns on 193 carries. HIGH SCHOOL: Adam was a four-year starter in the backfield under coach Hal Lamb at Calhoun High School...named all-state as

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PERSONAL: Ladarrius is the son of Tammy Verge and Joe Verge... birthdate is October 7, 1989...full name is LaDarrius Deshawn Verge... majoring in exercise science and physical education (EXPW).

LaDarrius VERGE u Defensive Line u 6-3/ 260 u Senior u Murfreesboro, Tenn. u Riverdale High School Now a seasoned veteran heading into his final season on the field, Ladarrius is in the mix for playing time at the Rock position in the defensive line...will see extensive playing time...was a pleasant addition to the team when he arrived in January 2009 and had a solid spring prior to his debut as a freshman...expanded his role as a sophomore, including one start...has proven to be a versatile and mobile defender...has very good hands and extremely sound fundamentals...improving his strength with diligent work in the weight room. AT TECH (In 2011): As a junior, Verge played in 10 games on the Golden Eagle defensive line...amassed 14 tackles on the season, six of them unassisted, and had 1.5 tackles-for-loss for three yards...was credited with a pass breakup against Austin Peay on Nov. 19...had two tackles in six outings and one solo stop against Central Arkansas in the Golden Eagles’ first-ever playoff game. AT TECH (In 2010): As a sophomore, Ladarris played in all 11 games including a starting nod at Arkansas in the season opener...filled big shoes in the defensive line...finished with 11 total tackles...matched his career-high with four tackles at Southeast Missouri. AT TECH (In 2009): Ladarrius played in all 11 games as a true freshman and made 24 total tackles...season-high four tackles against both Austin Peay and Eastern Illinois...claimed his first career quarterback sack at UT Martin for a 10-yard setback. AT TECH (In 2008): Was idle during the 2008 Fall semester and enrolled at Tech in January 2009 in time to participate in spring drills. HIGH SCHOOL: Had a stellar career as a defensive lineman at Riverdale High School...as a senior, he was the Class 5A Mr. Football Lineman Award winner and also earned first-team 5A All-State and All-Midstate honors...two-time first-team all-region and all-city selection, he was named to the Tennessean’s Dream Team in 2007, and represented Riverdale High School in the Tennessee Athletic Coaches’ Association

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Cory WEBBER

AT TECH (In 2011): Saw action in nine games as a true freshman... brings quickness to the backfield...totaled 35 tackles on the season, 14 of them unassisted...had one quarterback sack for a loss of 10 yards at EKU...recorded eight tackles in back-to-back outings against Murray State and EKU on Nov. 5 and Nov. 12.

Steve WILSON

AT TECH (In 2011): Wilson spent his first season on the Golden Eagle roster as a redshirt working with the scout teams.

HIGH SCHOOL: Cory was the Defensive Player of the Year at Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati, setting the school record with 14 career interceptions. A team captain, he was chosen first-team allconference, first-team All-City, first-team All-Southwest and first-team Ohio All-State.

HIGH SCHOOL: Steve was a multi-dimensional threat at Smyrna High School, helping the Bulldogs reach the TSSAA Class 5-A quarterfinals in 2008 and place as the 2010 Class 6-A runnerup. The team posted a 13-2 record last season. Twice named all-District 7-AAA, he was also an all-region pick. He completed 60 percent of his career pass attempts for 3,470 yards and 36 touchdowns with just 10 interceptions. He also rushed for 850 yards and four touchdowns. In his senior campaign, he was 128-for-212 for 1,650 yards and 13 touchdowns with six picks. He rushed for 600 yards in his senior season.

PERSONAL: The son of Curtis Webber and Stephanie Brandt... birthdate is January 8, 1993...full name is Courtney Lowe Webber...will enroll in general curriculum.

PERSONAL: The son of Steve Wilson and Januas Blythe... birthdate is Feb. 15, 1992....full name is Steve Lamont Wilson Jr....majoring in international business.

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Luke WOODASON u Defensive Back u 5-11 / 180 u Sophomore u Atlanta, Ga. u Northwest Whitfield HS AT TECH (2011): Woodason made a statement as a true freshman, seeing field time in nine contests and racking up 10 tackles on the season...had two solo stops and a season-high three total tackles against SEMO on Sept. 24...forced a fumble in the Golden Eagles’ title game against APSU on Nov. 19. HIGH SCHOOL: Luke posted some outstanding credentials as a twoyear starter on the football team at Northwest Whitfield High School in Atlanta, in addition to earning all-state honors in the pole vault. As a junior, he made 75 tackles in 10 games, forced a fumble and added an interception on his way to earning second-team Northwest Georgia All-Area honors. Last season, playing in seven games, he made 61 tackles, forced a fumble and picked off a pass. He was a NW Georgia All-Area first-team pick, and was named Chattanooga All-Area secondteam. PERSONAL: The son of Keith and Caroline Woodason...birthdate is June 6, 1993...full name is Lucas Wade Woodason...majoring in civil engineering.

Zack ZIEGLER u Running Back/Wide Receiver u 6-0 / 200 u Senior u Greenbrier, Tenn. u Greenbrier High School With a variety of skills, Zack will continue to be an important player in the Golden Eagle offense as a senior...returning starter at the inside receiver position, he can deliver big plays as a receiver or a ball carrier...a bigger, more powerful back at his position...can run over defenders... great speed and strength...has used his time well in the weight room and increased his strength as a Golden Eagle...excellent receiver...solid player who knows the game well. AT TECH (In 2011): A veteran running back for the Golden Eagles headed into 2012, Ziegler was Tech’s “Unsung Hero” in 2011. Ziegler ranked second on the team in receiving with 37 catches for 375 yards and three touchdowns. He also had 23 carries for 123 yards and another touchdown. Ziegler’s top running game came at an allimportant time against Austin Peay in the Golden Eagles’ Nov. 19 title game. He ran for 29 yards on six carries. While Ziegler’s stats show his top receiving game to be a 79-yard effort on eight catches against Tennessee State, his most memorable catch was the game-winning touchdown in a come-from-behind effort against UT Martin on Oct. 1. Ziegler totaled 80 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns that game. His game against TSU gave him his only 100-yard game though, as he tallied 102 all-purpose yards. Ziegler finished the season with 485 all-purpose yards, 375 in the air and 110 on the ground. He was also credited with two tackles, both unassisted, one at Iowa in the season opener and the second at UT Martin. AT TECH (In 2010): An important piece in Tech’s offensive system, Zach played in all 11 games and started eight contests...lined up at the inside receiver position and proved to be effective as both a ball carrier and pass receiver...had 26 carries for 74 yards and one touchdown...caught 16 passes for 174 yards and two more touchdowns... piled up 284 all-purpose yards...caught five passes for 77 yards and a touchdown in the final game of the season, Tech’s come-from-behind victory over Jacksonville State...for the second straight year, his top game was against the Gamecocks with 87 all-purpose yards...had a huge 19-yard touchdown catch in the road win at Tennessee State, powering his way into the end zone...rushing touchdown came on a 17-yard run at Austin Peay...Tech won all three games in which Zach scored touchdowns. AT TECH (In 2009): Zack played in eight games and was a contributor to the Golden Eagle offense in a variety of ways...fifth on the team in rushing, carrying the ball 17 times for 71 yards and one touchdown..

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Chad ZINCHINI u Punter u 6-3 / 220 u Junior u Hendersonville, Tenn. u Beech High School Chad enrolled at Tech a year ago and spent the 2011 season as a redshirt...was the team’s punter during 2012 spring drills and showed tremendous potential...ready to make his collegiate debut this fall and looks to be the heir apparent to the punting duties. BEFORE TECH: Following a successful high school career, Chad originally enrolled at Middle Tennessee State in the fall of 2009 and was planning to join the Blue Raider roster as a walk-on...a foot injury just before reporting to fall camp sidelined him...left MTSU after one semester and spent the next year-and-a-half at Vol State Community College. AT TECH (In 2011): Chad was on the Golden Eagle roster but sat out the year as a redshirt. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Beech High School in Hendersonville... punted for the Buccaneers in his freshman and senior seasons for coach Anthony Crabtree...played four seasons on the golf team... named All-Region 6-5A as a senior when his team won the district and regional titles and advanced to the third round of the TSSAA playoffs. PERSONAL: The son of Michael and Lisa Zinchini...birthdate is January 9, 1991...born in Butler, Pa. ...full name is Chad Anthony Zinchini... majoring in interdisciplinary studies with concentration in business and communications.

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MARCUS EDWARDS’ CAREER STATISTICS (Defense) Year..........G.......UT.....AT....Total....Sacks......TFL........FC... FRec. PD...INT 2009............9.......... 7........ 10........17..........1/6.........1.5/3.......... 0.......... 0....... 0........0 2010.......... 11........ 15....... 14........29.......7.5/46.....9.0/49......... 0.......... 0....... 0........0 2011.......... 11........ 12....... 29........41.......5.0/37.....9.5/45......... 0.......... 0....... 1........0 TOTALS... 31...... 34......53......87.... 13.5/89.20/103......0....... 0......1......0

CODY FORBES’ CAREER STATISTICS (Offense)

RUSHING. RECEIVING K ICKOFFS Year.............. G.............NO......YDS... TD.....LG NO.... YDS... TD.....LG NO....YDS....LG 2010.............9............. 24......114......1.....17 0........ 0..... 0...... 0 1......... 7......7 2011........... 11............ 29......129......2.....26 2......12..... 0...... 7 25.... 551... 59 TOTALS......20.......... 53.. ...244......3... 26 2......12.....0..... 7 26.... 558... 59

BUD GOLDEN’S CAREER STATISTICS (Offense)

Year..........G.......UT.....AT....Total....Sacks......TFL........FC... FRec. PD...INT 2010............9......... 24....... 25........49........ 1.0/8...........3.............. 2.......... 0....... 0........0 2011............8......... 20....... 25........45........0.0/0.......2.5/9.......... 3.......... 0....... 2........1 TOTALS... 14...... 44......50......94...... 1.0/8....7.0/26.......5....... 0......2......1

MARTY JONES’ CAREER STATISTICS (Defense) Year..........G.......UT.....AT....Total....Sacks......TFL........FC... FRec. PD... Int 2009.......... 11........ 17....... 26........43..........0/0.........0.5/1.......... 0.......... 0....... 3......1/0 2010.......... 11........ 37....... 50........87..........0/0.........3.5/5.......... 1.......... 2....... 6.... 4/29 2011............1.......... 0......... 0.......... 0...........0/0.........0.0/0.......... 0.......... 0....... 0......0/0 TOTALS... 23...... 54......76.....130.......0/0.......4.0/6........1....... 2......9... 5/29

JERRY KING’S CAREER STATISTICS (Defense) Year..........G.......UT.....AT....Total....Sacks......TFL........FC... FRec. PD... Int 2009............5.......... 9........ 12........21..........0/0.........1.5/5.......... 1.......... 0....... 0........0 2010............6.......... 3......... 4.......... 7...........0/0.........2.0/6.......... 0.......... 0....... 0........0 2011.....Redshirt TOTALS... 11...... 12......16......28........0/0......3.5/11.......1....... 0......0......0

RUSHING KICK RETURNS Year...............G RUSH...... YDS.......TD....... LG RET.....YDS....... LG 2009*................. Redshirt at Illinois 2010*...............13 8............32........... 0........... 8 4............32......... 16 2011..................9 11............20........... 0........... 6 10....... 198......... 33 TOTALS.........9 11......... 20......... 0......... 6 10..... 198....... 33 * 2009 and 2010 at Illinois

TRA’DARIUS GOFF’S CAREER STATISTICS (Defense) Year..........G.......UT.....AT....Total....Sacks......TFL........FC... FRec. PD....BK 2011.......... 11........ 11........ 8.........19........1.0/6.......1.0/6.......... 1.......... 0....... 2........1

HOWARD GRIFFIN’S CAREER STATISTICS (Defense) Year..........G.......UT.....AT....Total....Sacks......TFL........FC... FRec. PD...INT 2008............7.......... 7........ 10........17........1.0/4.......2.0/5.......... 0.......... 0....... 1........0 2009.......... 10........ 17....... 40........57..........0/0........4.0/13......... 1.......... 0....... 0........0 2010.....Redshirt 2011.......... 11........ 22....... 57........79.......1.0/10.....6.5/19......... 1.......... 1....... 2........0 TOTALS... 28...... 46.....107....153.... 2.0/14. 12.5/37......2....... 1......3......0

JORDAN JOHNSON’S CAREER STATISTICS (Defense) Year..........G.......UT.....AT....Total....Sacks......TFL........FC... FRec. PD...INT 2010............9.......... 0......... 6.......... 6.........0.0/0.......0.5/1.......... 0.......... 0....... 0........0 2011.......... 11......... 6........ 34........40........1.0/4......3.5/12......... 1.......... 0....... 0........0 TOTALS... 20....... 6.......40......46...... 1.0/4....4.0/13.......1....... 0......0......0

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re t u r n e e s s t a t i s t i c s TRE LAMB’S CAREER STATISTICS (Offense)

PASSING RUSHING Year............G........ Com-Att-Int...... Yds......TD...... LG No......Yds...TD 2009...............7................ 8-18-0............. 113.......... 0........27 21............ 8...... 0 2010...............8..............72-136-4........... 974........11........60 82....... 100...... 1 2011............ 11........... 204-313-10.....2,342........17........72 109....... 213...... 6 TOTALS.... 26.........284-467-14.. 3,429...... 28...... 72 212..... 321......7

TRE LAMB: Game-by-Game

Rushin.g Passing. Total Offense 2009...............No....Yds.. TD... LG C-A-I........ Yds......TD.........LG Pl..... Yds Pikeville...............3..........1..........0....... 6 0-0-0............... 0.......... 0............. 0 3.............1 @EKU....................4........ 13.........0....... 5 1-4-0.............27.......... 0...........27 8.......... 40 @KSU....................2..........1..........0....... 1 1-1-0............... 5.......... 0............. 5 3.............6 APSU.................DNP @UTM..................1.........-1.........0....... 0 1-1-0.............18.......... 0...........18 2.......... 17 @EIU..................DNP SEMO................DNP TSU....................DNP @UGA...................3........-19........0....... 0 3-6-0.............37.......... 0...........19 9.......... 18 @JSU....................7........ 13.........0....... 9 2-6-0.............26.......... 0...........15 13......... 39 Murray.................1..........0..........0....... 0 0-0-0............... 0.......... 0............. 0 1.............0 Rushin.g Passing. Total Offense 2010...............No....Yds.. TD... LG C-A-I........ Yds......TD.........LG Pl..... Yds @Arkansas..........6.........-6.........0....... 4 6-13-0............99.......... 0...........39 19......... 93 @TCU...................15.......-5.........0....... 6 7-12-1............50.......... 1...........17 27......... 45 Lane......................3..........0..........0.....10 4-6-0.............47.......... 1...........22 9.......... 47 @SEMO................8........ 20.........0....... 9 13-21-0....... 246.......... 2...........60 29.......266 UT Martin..........14......-16........0.....15 13-29-2....... 207.......... 3...........34 43.......191 @APSU................17...... 59.........0.....17 11-17-0....... 162.......... 1...........42 34.......221 E. Illinois.............11...... 17.........1.....10 8-20-0............64.......... 0...........13 31......... 81 @TSU....................8........ 31.........0....... 8 10-18-1..........99.......... 3...........22 26.......130 @Murray..........DNP EKU....................DNP JSU.....................DNP

Rushin.g Passing. Total Offense 2011...............No....Yds.. TD... LG C-A-I........ Yds......TD.........LG Pl..... Yds @Iowa..................7........-12........0....... 3 14-21-2....... 128.......... 0...........37 28.......116 Maryville.............2.........-5.........0....... 3 11-14-1....... 222.......... 4...........71 16.......217 @E. Illinois.........11........3..........0.....13 22-27-0....... 240.......... 1...........65 38.......243 SEMO..................11...... 54.........1.....13 27-37-0....... 283.......... 1...........34 48.......337 @UT Martin........9........ 60.........1.....50 14-31-2....... 227.......... 2...........72 40.......287 TSU......................11......-19........0.....21 34-58-2....... 348.......... 2...........26 69.......329 @Jax State..........9........-28........0....... 8 15-18-0....... 168.......... 0...........43 27.......140 Murray State.....12...... 30.........0.....12 14-29-1....... 197.......... 2...........44 41.......227 @E. Kentucky....16...... 70.........1.....32 16-20-1....... 126.......... 2...........31 36.......196 Austin Peay.......14...... 52.........3.....17 7-11-0......... 112.......... 1...........61 25.......164 C. Arkansas........7..........8..........0.....10 30-44-1....... 291.......... 2...........25 51.......299

TOMMY McBRIDE’S CAREER STATISTICS (Defense) Year..........G UT.....AT Total....Sacks......TFL........FC FRec. PD...INT 2009.......... 10 5......... 4 9.........0.0/0.......0.0/0.......... 0 0....... 0........0 2010.......... 11 12....... 12 24.......2.0/12.....4.0/19......... 0 0....... 0........0 2011.......... 11 5........ 21 26........0.0/0.......1.0/2.......... 0 0....... 2........0 Totals...... 32 22......37 59..... 2.0/12...5.0/21.......0 0......2......0

CALEB MITCHELL’S CAREER STATISTICS (Defense) Year..........G UT.... AT..Total Sacks....... TFL FC.... FR PD......INT 2008............2 4......... 4........ 8 0.0/0.........0.5/0 0.........0 1............0 2009.......... 11 28...... 35...... 63 2.0/15..... 4.5/33 3.........2 7........ 2/19 2010............7 24....... 7....... 31 1.0/7.........3/10 1.........0 3........ 2/36 2011.......... 11 18...... 10...... 28 0.0/0.........0.0/0 0.........0 6........ 2/23 TOTALS... 31 74..... 56...130 3.0/22....8.0/43 4...... 2 17..... 6/78

MATT MORAN’S CAREER STATISTICS (Defense) Year..........G.......UT.....AT Total....Sacks......TFL FC... FRec. PD INT 2009.......... 11........ 11....... 15 26........ 0.5/1.........4/9 0.......... 0....... 0 0 2010.......... 11........ 10....... 17 27..........0/0.........0.5/1 0.......... 0....... 0 0 2011............9.......... 3........ 14 17........ 0.0/0.......0.5/1 0.......... 0....... 0 0 TOTALS... 31...... 24......46 70...... 0.5/1....5.0/11 0....... 0......0 0

DOUG PAGE’S CAREER STATISTICS (Offense)

RUSHING. RECEIVING Year.........................G NO.......YDS.........TD....... LG NO........YDS.........TD....... LG 2010......................10 2............ -3............0..........2 4.......... 32............0....... 19 2011......................11 0..............0............0..........0 11........112............0....... 22 TOTALS............21 2......... -3......... 0........ 2 15......144......... 0......22

ZACH SHARP’S CAREER STATISTICS (Kick Scoring) Year....G....... PAT......FGM/A..... PCT.....10-19.... 20-29.... 30-39.... 40-49......50+....... LG 2011.....11...... 46/47.........9/15.......... 60.0.......01-2.........5-5............2-5............1-3...........0-0..........49

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DARIAN STONE’S CAREER STATISTICS (Offense)

PASSING RUSHING Year............G........ Com-Att-Int...... Yds......TD...... LG No......Yds...TD 2011...............2................. 4-5-0.................30.......... 0........22 3..........80...... 1

AUSTIN TALLANT’S CAREER STATISTICS (Defense) Year..........G.......UT.....AT....Total....Sacks......TFL........FC... FRec. PD...INT 2011.......... 11......... 3........ 58........92........0.0/0.......2.0/4.......... 1.......... 1....... 4........0

RYAN TILGHMAN’S CAREER STATISTICS (Offense) RECEIVING Year G...................NO................YDS................. TD................ LG 2011 8...................... 6.................72................... 0............... 43

ADAM URBANO’S CAREER STATISTICS RUSHING. RECEIVING Year.........................G NO............YDS.......TD........LG NO........YDS.......TD...... LG 2008#...................10 52............304..........7........31 4......... 18..........0.........9 2009#...................11 141...........622..........6........24 45.......315..........0...... 23 2010................Redshirt 2011....................... 7 77............475..........1........60 10......... 95..........0...... 31 TOTALS............28 270.....1,401......14......60 59..... 428........ 0.....31 # 2008 and 2009 at Georgia Southern University

ADAM URBANO: Game-by-Game

Rushing Receiving All-Purpose 2011................... No....... Yds.... TD......... LG No...... Yds Plays.... Yards @Iowa........................5............ 27..........0............ 17 1............8 6..............35 Maryville.................INJ @E. Illinois..............INJ SEMO.......................INJ @UT Martin............INJ TSU.............................8............ 32..........0............ 16 4..........25 12............57 @Jax State.............. 13........... 95..........1............ 34 0............0 13............95 Murray State............9...........119.........0............ 60 1..........24 10...........143 @E. Kentucky......... 24..........137.........0............ 55 1..........31 25...........168 Austin Peay..............8............ 50..........0............ 12 2............5 10............55 C. Arkansas............ 10........... 15..........0............ 12 1............2 11............17

RUSHING. RECEIVING ALL-PURPOSE Year............ G........ NO.....YDS... TD......LG NO......YDS.....TD.....LG PLAYS.........YDS 2009......... 8.............17.......71......1......12 9......128....... 8....34 26......... 216 2010......... 11...........26.......74......1......17 16......174....... 2....23 42......... 248 2011......... 11...........33.... 110......1......18 37......375....... 3....29 70......... 485 TOTALS.. 30........ 76...255.....3....18 62....677......5...34 138.......949

ZACK ZIEGLER: Game-by-Game

Rushing Receiving 2009.......................... No......Yds.....TD......... LG No..... Yds....... TD.........LG Pikeville............................. 0........... 0............0.............. 0 2..........34............0............20 @EKU............................... DNP @KSU.................................. 1........... 3............0.............. 3 0............ 0............0.............. 0 APSU.................................. 1........... 2............0.............. 2 0............ 0............0.............. 0 @UTM................................ 0........... 0............0.............. 0 0............ 0............0.............. 0 @EIU................................... 0........... 0............0.............. 0 1..........11............0............11 SEMO.............................. DNP TSU.................................. DNP @UGA................................. 1........... 6............0.............. 6 0............ 0............0.............. 0 @JSU................................. 12.........51...........1............12 3..........32............0............14 Murray............................... 2........... 9............0.............. 5 2..........41............9............34 Rushing Receiving 2010.......................... No......Yds.....TD......... LG No..... Yds....... TD.........LG @Arkansas........................ 2........... 4............0.............. 8 2..........19............9............16 @TCU.................................. 1........... 3............0.............. 3 2............ 7............0.............. 6 Lane.................................... 1...........-9............0.............. 0 0............ 0............0.............. 0 @SEMO.............................. 1...........-1............0.............. 0 0............ 0............0.............. 0 UT Martin......................... 2........... 7............0.............. 9 1............ 8............0.............. 8 @APSU............................... 1..........17...........1............17 1............ 7............0.............. 7 E.Illinois............................. 3..........17...........0.............. 7 0............ 0............0.............. 0 @TSU.................................. 3..........10...........0.............. 6 3..........19............1............17 @Murray........................... 3........... 8............0.............. 4 0............ 0............0.............. 0 EKU..................................... 5........... 8............0.............. 6 2..........37............0............19 JSU...................................... 4..........10...........0.............. 7 5..........77............1............23 Rushing Receiving 2011.......................... No......Yds.....TD......... LG No..... Yds....... TD.........LG @Iowa................................ 2........... 1............0.............. 1 0............ 0............0.............. 0 Maryville........................... 0........... 0............0.............. 0 2............ 6............0.............. 6 @E. Illinois........................ 4........... 8............0.............. 4 4..........60............0............25 SEMO................................. 2........... 1............0.............. 4 1............ 5............0.............. 5 @UT Martin...................... 4........... 3............0.............. 4 6..........77............1............29 TSU..................................... 4..........23...........1............15 8..........79............1............19 @Jax State........................ 2..........21...........0............16 4..........48............0............27 Murray State.................... 5..........17...........0............18 4..........32............0............16 @E. Kentucky................... 3........... 8............0.............. 5 2............ 9............1.............. 6 Austin Peay...................... 6..........29...........0............12 0............ 0............0.............. 0 C. Arkansas...................... 1...........-1............0.............. 0 7..........59............0........21_s

LADARRIUS VERGE’S CAREER STATISTICS Year.......... G......UT.....AT Total....Sacks TFL........FC FRec PD..INT 2010........... 11........ 0........ 11 11........0.5/3 0.5/3.......... 0 0 0........0 2011........... 10........ 6......... 8 14........0.0/0 1.5/3.......... 0 0 1........0 TOTALS... 21...... 6.......19 25...... 0.5/3 2.0/6........0 0 1......0

CORY WEBBER’S CAREER STATISTICS Year.......... G......UT.....AT Total....Sacks TFL........FC FRec PD..INT 2011............ 9........ 14....... 21 35.......1.0/10 1.0/10......... 0 0 0........0

LUKE WOODASON’S CAREER STATISTICS (Defense) Year..........G.......UT.....AT....Total....Sacks......TFL........FC... FRec. PD...INT 2011............9.......... 5......... 5.........10........0.0/0.......0.0/0.......... 1.......... 0....... 0........0

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PRESEASON DEPTH CHART (Includes only players who participated in 2012 Spring drills)

2012 OFFENSE

2012 DEFENSE

Left Tackle - Left Guard - Center - Right Guard - Right Tackle - H - Back - B-Back - A-Back - W-Back - X-Receiver - Z-Receiver - Quarterback -

Bear (DE) - 13 51 Anchor (DT) - 98 77 97 Rock (DE) - 99 95 Ram (LB) - 48 52 87 89 Bandit (LB) - 14 19 32 Bull (LB) - 33 54 Renegade (LB) - 44 30 Field Corner - 3 24 Boundary Corner - 15 7 31 Rover - 4 41 39 Free Safety - 11 10 37

72 Hunter Beedle (6-3, 285, Sr.) *** 75 Matthew Smith (6-4, 285, Fr-RS) 74 Wesley Sherrill (6-4, 290, Jr.) ** 63 Christian Cardwell (6-6, 270, Fr.-RS) 66 Michael Baker (6-2, 280, Sr.) *** 60 James Normand (6-2, 285, Jr.) ** 73 Slade Adams (6-6, 315, Sr.) *** 64 Justin Ivory (6-6, 340, Fr.-RS) 60 James Normand (6-2, 285, Jr.) ** 62 Randall Reeves (6-2, 290, Jr.) ** 20 Doug Page (6-2, 230, Jr.) ** 40 Seth McDonald (5-11, 225, Jr.) * 45 Matt Brown (6-3, 225, So.) 49 Cy Ables (6-3, 230, So.) 6 Adam Urbano (5-8, 200, Sr.) ** 2 Bud Golden (6-0, 220, Jr.) * 43a Taylor Fletcher (5-11, 205, Jr.) 22 Tremaine Hudson (5-9, 190, Sr.) *** 12 Stephen Bush (5-11, 195, So.) * 46 Brannon McCoin (5-10, 175, So.) 16 Zack Ziegler (6-0, 200, Sr.) *** 25 Cody Matthews (6-2, 190, So.) * 36 Tevin McDerment (6-1, 210, So.) 42 Kedrick Towles (6-2, 220, Sr.) *** 1 Steve Wilson (6-0, 195, Fr.-RS) 81 Neil Gannaway (6-4, 190, So.) 80 Wade Plemons (6-3, 190, Fr.-RS) 17 Carter Crutchfield (6-2, 185, Jr.) ** 8 Ryan Tilghman (6-2, 190, Jr.) ** 26 Josh Pleasant (6-0, 180, Fr.-RS) 9 Tre Lamb (5-9, 185, Sr.) *** 5 Darian Stone (6-0, 185, So.) 10b Matthew Hamby (6-4, 205, Fr.)

Marcus Edwards (6-0, 240, Sr.) *** Jerry King (6-0, 245, Sr.) *** LaDarrius Verge (6-3, 260, Sr.) *** Nathan Bush (6-5, 290, So.) Stepfon Davis-Boy (6-2, 260, Fr.-RS) Jordan Johnson (5-11, 285, Jr.) ** Lamar Moore (6-0, 290, Jr.) * Tommie McBride (6-1, 245, Sr.) *** Avery Rollins (6-3, 265, Fr.-RS) DeJuan Brown (6-4, 255, Jr.) * Zach Bush (6-3, 265, Sr.) Austin Tallant (6-2, 185. So.) * Cory McDonald (6-0, 205, Jr.) ** Chris Dickerson (5-10, 200, Sr.) * Howard Griffin (6-1, 220, Sr.) *** Matt Moran (6-1, 210, Sr.) *** Blake Adams (5-11, 225, Jr.) * Tra’Darius Goff (5-11, 240, So.) * Jamel Cook (6-0, 170, So.) * James Huguely (6-0, 175, So.) Caleb Mitchell (6-1, 190, Sr.) *** William Dillard (6-0, 190, So.) Luke Woodason(6-0, 170, So.) * Will Johnson (6-2, 218, Sr.) ** Cory Webber (6-2, 195, So.) * Heath Dyer (6-2, 190, So.) * Marty Jones (6-1, 190, Jr.) ** Taylor Hennigan (5-11, 190, Sr.) *** Patrick Prewitt (6-2, 190, Fr.-RS)

2012 SPECIAL TEAMS Placekicker - Punter - Long Snapper - Holder - or

96 92 61 8 9

Zach Sharp (6-2, 195, So.) * Chad Zinchini (6-3, 220, Jr.) Jordan Adams (6-3, 210, Sr.) *** Ryan Tilghman (6-2, 190, Jr.) ** Tre Lamb (5-9, 185, Sr.)***

Returns -

16 15 22 6

Zack Ziegler (6-0, 200, Sr.) *** Caleb Mitchell (6-1, 190, Sr.) *** Tremaine Hudson 5-9, 190, Sr.) *** Adam Urbano (5-8, 200, Sr.) **

* indicates letters won at Tennessee Tech

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Biographical information on the 22 signees and one transfer who are newcomers to the Golden Eagle football program in 2012

35 / Radir Annoor

2012 Newcomers INCOMING FRESHMEN No Name

Pos

35 Radir Annoor

Wt

Hometown/High School

RB

5-10 195

Nashville, Tenn./Brentwood Academy

26b Colton Belew

DB

6-2

180

Columbia, Tenn./Columbia Central HS

28 Eric Belew

WR

6-2

180

Columbia, Tenn./Columbia Central HS

29 Krys Cates

WR

6-2

190

Newport, Tenn./Cocke County HS

47 Logan Cavendar

LB

6-2

215

Fairview, Tenn./Fairview HS

71 William Chatmon

OL

6-4

255

Kennesaw, Ga./North Cobb HS

18 Jared Davis

QB

6-3

190

Tullahoma, Tenn./Tullahoma HS

79 Brett Dillard

OL

6-3

280

Mt. Juliet, Tenn./Mt. Juliet HS

38 Demario Donnell

CB

5-9

165

Nashville, Tenn./Pearl-Cohn HS

88 Chris Harris

P/K

6-0

190

Columbia, Tenn./Columbia Central HS

91 Kyron Hart

DE

6-3

250

Lebanon, Tenn./Lebanon HS

23a Jimmy Laughlin

DB

6-2

190

Vestavia, Ala./Vestavia Hills HS

69 Jibrin Linge

OL

6-3

310

Marietta, Ga./Sprayberry HS

67 Cory Malone

DT

6-6

240

Henderson, Tenn./Chester County HS

57 Zach Malone

DE

6-2

250

Henderson, Tenn./Chester County HS

65 Matt Martin

OL

6-5

300

Franklin, Tenn./Battle Ground Academy

50 J.T. Rankin

OL

6-1

260

Alcoa, Tenn./Alcoa HS

93 Harrison Reid

DE

6-4

235

Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods HS

56 Terrell Rollins

NG

6-0

270

Greenville, Tenn./Greeneville HS

59 Jay Rudwall

LB

5-11 220

Ooltewah, Tenn./Ooltewah HS

27 Jordan Smith

WR

5-10 175

Franklin, Tenn./Battle Ground Academy

21 Ladarius Vanlier

Ht

RB/RS

5-7

165

Nashville, Tenn./Maplewood HS

No Name

Pos

Ht

Wt

Hometown/High School/Previous School

94 Malcolm Mitchell

LB

6-2

230 Stone Mountain, Ga./Dunwoody/Louisville

TRANSFER

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u Runningback / 5-10 / 195 u Brentwood Academy u Nashville, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: An outstanding two-sport competitor at Brentwood Academy, Radir had just completed an award-winning junior season on the football field and on the track when a summer injury forced him to the sidelines for his senior football season for the Eagles. As a junior for coach Ralph Potter, Radir was a scoring machine from his runningback position, scoring 21 touchdowns for a team-leading 126 total points. He rushed for 1,044 yards on 154 carries and added five catches for 54 yards. Following his football season, he used his speed to help the Brentwood Academy track & field team capture the TSSAA state championship. He was named all-state in both track and football, and has numerous All-America laurels in track from AAU and USATF. PERSONAL: He is the son of Radir and Tamala Annoor... birthdate is September 10, 1994... majoring in physical therapy.

26b / Colton Belew

u Defensive back / 6-2 / 180 u Columbia Central HS u Columbia, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-sport letterman at Columbia Central High School, Colton was a three-year starter for coach Vance Belew on the football team in addition to playing baseball and running track. A two-time 8AAA AllDistrict selection, he helped the Lions capture two district crowns and the 2010 TSSAA Class 5A state championship in Tucker Stadium after a runnerup finish in 2009. As a two-way senior starter, he had 22 catches for 373 yards and two touchdowns as a wide receiver and made 51 total tackles including three sacks and added four interceptions from his safety spot on the defense. PERSONAL: He is the son of Philip and Tammy Belew... birthdate is March 6, 1994... majoring in EXPW.

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL 28 / Eric Belew

u Wide receiver / 6-2 / 180 u Columbia Central HS u Columbia, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year starter for the Lions at Columbia Central High School, Eric spent his prep career playing for his father, head coach Vance Belew and helped the Lions capture the 2010 TSSAA Class 5A state championship. As a wide receiver, free safety and return specialist, Belew visited the end zone 25 times in his career, including 18 touchdown catches. He finished his career with 96 catches for 1,959 yards. On defense, he made 144 total tackles and 12 interceptions in three seasons. He also returned two punts, one kickoff and two interceptions for scores. Following the 2011 season he was named all-state and all Mid-State and the Defensive MVP of District 8AAA. He was also a key member of the CCHS track team in sprints and relays. PERSONAL: The son of Vance and Paula Belew... birthdate is March 24, 1994... majoring in EXPW.

29 / Krys Cates

u Wid receiver / 6-2 / 190 u Cocke County HS u Newport, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Krys was the Most Valuable Player and team captain for the Cocke County High School football squad where he lettered four years under head coach Greg Hacker. A versatile athlete, he has also lettered four years on the basketball team and three times in track, and was conference champion in both the long jump and the high jump. On the gridiron, he played eight different positions, and was a threat every time he touched the ball. As a quarterback, runningback, receiver and return specialist, he piled up 14 total touchdowns in 2011 including seven on punt and kick returns. In all, he gained 1,680 all-purpose yards as a senior, and was a firstteam all-state selection. He was invited to participate in two all-star games, and played in the East-West All-Star contest. PERSONAL: Born January 28, 1994... he is the son of Denae Cates... plans to major in general curriculum.

47 / Logan Cavendar

u Linebacker / 6-2 / 215 u Fairview HS u Fairview, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letter winner at Fairview High School, Logan was team captain for the most successful senior class in school history. A linebacker with uncanny vision and quickness. As a senior, he led the team with 125 total tackles including 15 quarterback sacks and 16 tackles-for-loss. On the offensive side, he rushed for 215 yards and three touchdowns on 41 carries, and caught six passes for 25 yards. As a junior, he earned two different first-team all-state selections, was the team’s Defensive Player of the Year and made the Super All-Region team. As a senior, he repeated his Super All-Region, Defensive Player of the Year and TSWA first-team all-state honors. He was inducted into his school’s Hall of Champions this year. PERSONAL: He is the son of Tony and Melissa Cavender and Valerie Coddington... birthdate is November 8, 1993... majoring in mechanical engineering.

71 / William Chatmon

u Offensive lineman / 6-4 / 255 u North Cobb HS u Kennesaw, Ga.

HIGH SCHOOL: William was a standout offensive lineman for North Cobb High School, helping the Warriors to their first Georgia State High School playoff appearance in four years. Averaging 5.5 pancake blocks per game, he allowed just two quarterback sacks throughout the past two years at right tackle and wrapped up his senior season grading out highest on the offensive line. He played his high school football for head coach Shane Queen, an all-OVC defensive lineman at Tennessee Tech from 1990-93. William was also selected and played in the 2012 Cobb All-Star game. PERSONAL: The son of Tonya and William Chatmon... birthdate is July 26, 1994... majoring in occupational therapy.

18 / Jared Davis

u Quarterback / 6-3 / 190 u Tullahoma HS u Tullahoma, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Jared comes to the Golden Eagles with an impressive list of credentials, both on the field and in the classroom. A versatile athlete, he lettered three seasons

as quarterback for the Wildcat football team, and also started three seasons on the basketball team and one year each in baseball as a sophomore and tennis as a junior. He helped Tullahoma to the District 8AAA District championship as a junior and quarterfinals of the TSSAA class 5A playoffs. He was named the District 8AAA Offensive MVP and the team’s Offensive MVP, and two outlets named him the Player of the Year in his region. He finished his career as the all-time winningest starting quarterback, leading the team to 21 wins in 30 games during his three seasons. Jared competed 54.8 percent of his career passes and threw for 4,485 yards and 38 touchdowns. He also rushed for 7,894 yards and 17 touchdowns. PERSONAL: The son of Jerry and Gwen Davis... birthdate is December 15, 1993... majoring in mechanical engineering... He was a delegate to American Legion Boys State and spent a week on the Tech campus in 2011.

18 / Brett Dillard

u Offensive lineman / 6-3 / 280 u Mt. Juliet HS u Mt. Juliet, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: An offensive tackle for the Mt. Juliet Golden Bears, Brett was a threeyear starter for coach Roger Perry and was named the District 9AAA Most Valuable Offensive Lineman. A two-time all-district selection, he was part of an offensive unit that rushed for 3,857 yards in 2011. A starter in 36 consecutive games, Dillard graded out at 91 percent as a senior and 85 percent for his career. He didn’t allow a single quarterback sack in 2011, and had 52 pancake blocks on his way to 97 career pancake blocks. He was an all-state and All-Mid-State selection and a Mr. Football Finalist. A three-time Offensive Player of the Week pick, he was received the F&N Bank Character Award and was named a Mt. Juliet Scholar-Athlete. PERSONAL: He is the son of Amanda and Randy Dillard... birthdate is November 18, 1993... majoring in pre-med.

38 / Demario Donnel

u Cornerback / 5-9 / 165 u Pearl-Cohn HS u Nashville, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: A speedster in the secondary for coach Tony Brunetti at Pearl-Cohn High School, Demario is a three-year letterwinner for the Firebirds while attending Martin

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL 35b / Jimmy Laughlin

Luther King Jr. Magnet School in Nashville. Demario was a two-time all-district selection as a junior and senior, and added all-city and All-Mid-State honors as a senior. He finished his final prep campaign with 63 total tackles and seven interceptions to lead Pearl-Cohn. PERSONAL: The son of Tamieka Donell... birthdate is February 23, 1994... majoring in business.

88 / Chris Harris

u Punter/kicker / 6-0 / 190 u Columbia Central HS u Columbia, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: The 2010 and 2011 District 8AAA Kicker of the Year, Chris is a punter and placekicker who had an outstanding career at Columbia Central High School for coach Vance Belew. He helped the Lions win the 2010 TSSAA Class 5A state title in Tucker Stadium after a second place finish in 2009. Named first-team All-Mid-State, Chris was a four-year letterwinner on the football team and also added three lettered in soccer and one on the baseball team. As a senior, he was 7-for-8 in field goal tries and was 55-for-56 on PAT attempts. He averaged 37 yards per punt, and knocked 58 of his 72 kickoffs into the end zone for touchbacks. He wrapped up his career going 15-for-21 on field goals and 139 for 145 in PATs, with a 38.5 punting average. PERSONAL: He is the son of Gaylon Elaine Harris...birthdate is November 22, 1993... majoring in mechanical engineering.

91 / Kyron Hart

u Defensive end / 6-3 / 250 u Lebanon HS u Lebanon, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: A defensive end who covered a lot of turf, Kyron was a three-year starter for coach Tory Crane at Lebanon High School. As a junior, he had 34 total tackles with seven tackles-for-loss and 3.5 quarterback sacks. In his senior season, he raised those numbers to impressive heights, finishing with 83 total tackles including 39 solo stops, with 16 tackles-for-loss and 9.5 quarterback sacks for the Blue Devils. PERSONAL: Kyron is the son of Randy and Wendy Hart and Amanda Potts... birthdate is March 3, 1994... majoring in electrical engineering.

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u Safety / 6-2 / 190 u Vestavia Hills HS u Vestavia, Ala.

HIGH SCHOOL: A team captain for coach Buddy Anderson, Jimmy was a three-year starter at Vestavia Hills High School where he was named honorable mention All-Hoover South and earned a spot on the Over-TheMountain team. He led the Rebels with 101 total tackles. He also had three interceptions, broke up five passes and forced three fumbles. PERSONAL: The son of Jim and Karen Laughlin... birthdate is September 20, 1993... majoring in engineering.

69 / Jibrin Linge

u Offensive line / 6-3 / 210 u Sprayberry HS u Marietta, Ga.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year starter in the offensive line at Sprayberry High School, Jibrin was a two-time all-county selection while also earning all-region and second-team all-state honors for the Yellow Jackets. Jibrin played his high school football for coach Billy Shackelford, a standout runningback for the Golden Eagles from 1989 to 1992. Linge played a major role in helping lead the team to the 2009 and 2011 state playoffs. He plans to major in business management. PERSONAL: The son of Jolyn and Mustafa Linge... birthdate is January 12, 1993... majoring in basic business.

67 / Cory Malone

u Defensive tackle / 6-6 / 240 u Chester County HS u Henderson, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: A three-year letterwinner as both an offensive and defensive lineman at Chester County High School, Corey started all 13 games on both sides of the line of scrimmage as a senior for the Eagles under head coach Jeff Cupples. He helped the Eagles post a 10-3 overall record and a 5-2 mark in conference play, while reaching the third round of the TSSAA playoffs. He won the team’s Outstanding Leadership Award and was named to the All-District 14AA team as a defensive lineman. He finished the 2011 season with 31 total tackles, including eight tackles-for-loss and three quarterback sacks. PERSONAL: The son of Patrick and Melanie Malone... birthdate is February 28, 1994... majoring in civil engineering ...joined in the signing class by his brother, Zach Malone.

57 / Zach Malone

u Defensive end / 6-2 / 250 u Chester County HS u Henderson, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Zach was a four-year letterwinner for Chester County High School for head coach Jeff Cupples. Zach was named the team’s Most Valuable Lineman while lining up as both an offensive and defensive lineman. Also selected as the District 14AA Most Valuable Lineman, he was named the Jackson Sun All-West Defensive Lineman of the Year. As a senior, Zach had 60 total tackles including four sacks and 11 tackles-for-loss. He helped the Eagles to a 10-3 overall record and the third round of the TSSAA playoffs. PERSONAL: The son of Patrick and Melanie Malone, the brother of Golden Eagle signee Cory Malone and a fellow defensive tackle... birthdate is March 13, 1993... majoring in pre-med.

65 / Matt Martin

u Offensive lineman / 6-5 / 300 u Battle Ground Academy u Franklin, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Matt was the standout player in the offensive line for coach Roc Batten at Battle Ground Academy for three seasons, but missed most of his senior season due to injury. He returned to appear in the final game of the year. He helped lead the Wildcats to the Class II-AA state playoffs as a junior. PERSONAL: The son of Paul and Beth Martin... birthdate is May 10, 1993... majoring in business.

50 / J.T. Rankin

u Offensive lineman / 6-1 / 260 u Alcoa HS u Alcoa, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: The starting center for Alcoa High School where he played for his father, coach Gary Rankin, J.T. has helped the Tornadoes rank among the top teams in the state throughout his career which featured 43 consecutive starts. Named all-state as both a junior and senior, he was a key in Alcoa winning the TSSAA state title in 2008, 2009 and 2010, including undefeated seasons in both 2009 and 2010. A team captain as a senior, he was a Knoxville News Sentinel PrepXtra firstteam selection and selected for the Tennessee East-West All-Star game. Rankin graded out at 88 percent as a senior with 82 pancake blocks. PERSONAL: The son of Gary and Sandra

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93 / Harrison Reid

u Defensive end / 6-4 / 235 u Winton Woods HS u Cincinnati, Ohio.

HIGH SCHOOL: A starter as a defensive end as well as a special teams mainstay for coach Andre Parker at Winton Woods High School in Cincinnati, Harrison was named first-team Fort Ancient Valley All-Conference and also received the FAVC Academic Award. He helped the Warriors win their first-ever Ohio Division II state championship as a sophomore in 2009 with a 13-2 record. As a senior, he led the team with 10 quarterback sacks. PERSONAL: The son of Kevin and Caryn Reid... birthdate is April 25, 1994... enrolled in general curriculum.

56 / Terrell Rollins

u Defensive tackle / 6-0 / 270 u Greeneville HS u Greeneville, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time state champion at Greeneville High School, Terrell was named the Knoxville News Sentinel’s PrepXtra Defensive Player of the Year and was a major part of the “Golden Age” of football for the Greene Devils with a combined four-year 51-8 record. Helping coach Caine Ballard’s team to the TSSAA state playoffs all four years, they lost the Class 4A championship game in 2009 and came back to clinch the crown on Tech’s Overall Field in 2010 and 2011. As a senior, he recorded 102 total tackles including 23 tackles-for-loss and had 7.5 quarterback sacks. He won the Class AA Mr. Football Lineman award and was the defensive MVP of the state title game. Terrell was also named the Greeneville Sun Defensive Player of the Year, TSWA AllState twice and earned a spot on the Murphy Fair All-State team the past two years. PERSONAL: The son of Taray and Heather Rollins... birthdate is March 6, 1994... majoring in EXPW.

59 / Jay Rudwall

u Linebacker / 5-11 / 220 u Ooltewah HS u Ooltewah, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Jay received a lengthy list of post-season honors following his senior season for coach Shannon Williams and the Ooltewah High School Owls, including Tennessee Sports Writers Association All-State and District 5AAA Defensive Player of the

Year. A versatile athlete, he lettered three years on the gridiron as well as earning allstate honors in wrestling. The school recordholder for most tackles in a game (30) and most tackles in a season (171), he was named his team’s Defensive Player of the Year and was a Chattanooga Times Free Press firstteam Best of Preps pick. He helped the Owls to the second round of the TSSAA playoffs after capturing the District 5AAA title. In addition to his 171 total tackles, he also piled up 16 tackles-for-loss and had one interception (returned for touchdown), caused a fumble and recovered a fumble. He started 33 consecutive games and finished with 351 total tackles. PERSONAL: The son of Chuck and Connie Rudwall... birthdate is September 20, 1994... majoring in pre-med.

27 / Jordan Smith

u Wide receiver / 5-10 / 175 u Battle Ground Academy u Franklin, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time Division II-AA all-state selection, Jordan Smith was also a second-team All-Mid-State pick as a senior and a two-time all-region pick while starting at wide receiver for coach Roc Batten at Battle Ground Academy. He led the conference in receptions, yards and touchdowns, making 57 catches for the Wildcats for 859 yards and 14 trips into the end zone. He helped BGA reach the TSSAA state playoffs each of the past two seasons. PERSONAL: He is the son of Melvin and Jackie Smith... birthdate is September 28, 1994... majoring in physical therapy.

21 / Ladarius Vanlier u Runningback / 5-7 / 165 u Maplewood HS u Nashville, Tenn.

HIGH SCHOOL: Twice named the All-City Player of the Year and an all-state selection, Ladarius led Maplewood High School to the championship game of the TSSAA state playoffs in Tech’s Tucker Stadium. A threeyear letterman for coach Arcentae Broome, he was also a three-year letterwinner on the track & field team for the Panthers. A talented runningback who was also dangerous as a return specialist, Ladarius helped Maplewood produce a 12-4 record in 2011 while earning his second consecutive Class 2A Player of the Year honor. Named all-state as both a runningback and returner, he was selected to play in the East-West All-Star game. As a sophomore he rushed for 1,388 yards and 15 touchdowns, and added 926 yards and six

scores. As a senior, he capped off his prep career with 2,290 yards and 24 touchdowns, adding up to 4,604 yards and 45 touchdowns on 496 carries. Ladarius is a three-time Academic Honor Roll recipient. PERSONAL: The son of Lakesha Vanlier... birthdate is April 29, 1994... majoring in basic engineering.

INCOMING TRANSFER 94 / Malcolm Mitchell u u u u

Linebacker / 6-2 / 230 University of Louisville Dunwoody HS Stone Mountain, Ga.

AT LOUISVILLE: After red-shirting in 2009, Mitchell appeared in 11 games at defensive end for the University of Louisville over the course of two years...recorded eight total tackles, including 2.5 for loss, with one of those coming against Ohio Valley Conference member Murray State in 2011...Mitchell also recorded Louisville’s only fumble return in 2011 when he scooped up a Connecticut fumble and ran it back 36 yards for a touchdown. HIGH SCHOOL: A quarterback’s nightmare during his prep career at Dunwoody High School, Mitchell helped lead his team to a 12-1 record in his senior campaign, racking up 70 tackles and 10 sacks on the season... that performance earned him a spot on the Atlanta Journal Constitution Top 150 list...also tallied 62 tackles and eight sacks in his junior year under coach James Teter...named Honorable Mention Class 3A All-American by the Georgia Sports Writers Association. PERSONAL: The son of Mildred and Michael Mitchell...birthday is April 24, 1991...majoring in Health and Human Performance.

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g e o g r a p h i c ro s t e r Golden Eagle Hometowns

A listing of Golden Eagle players and coaching staff by hometowns. Staff denoted with an asterisk*

Alabama Alabaster – Marcus Edwards Bessemer – Thomas Cox* Birmingham – Jamel Cook Gadsden – Avery Rollins Greenville – Sam Williamson* McCalla – Randall Reeves Russellville – Caleb Mitchell Vestavia – William Dillard, Neil Gannaway, Jimmy Laughlin, Patrick Prewitt, Steven Brown* California Redwood City – Cory McDonald Florida Miami – Jordan Johnson Georgia Atlanta – James Huguely, Luke Woodason Calhoun – Tre Lamb, Adam Urbano Dalton – Carter Crutchfield Jonesboro – Matthew Smith Kennesaw -- William Chatmon Marietta -- Jibrin Linge Newnan – Sidney Powell* Stone Mountain – Blake Adams, Jerry King, Malcolm Mitchell Union Grove – Jordan Adams

Mississippi Madison – KJ Carter

Greeneville -- Terrell Rollins Henderson -- Zach Malone, Cory Malone Hendersonville -- Chad Zinchini Ohio Jamestown – Matt Brown, Anthony Williams Cincinnati – Bud Golden, Marty Jones, Kingsport – Hunter Beedle, Taylor Fletcher Harrison Reid Knoxville - Dorian Eskridge Columbus -- Justin Ivory, LaVergne – Chris Grimes*, Dylan Sullivan Tommie McBride Jalen Taylor Forest Park -- Cory Webber Lebanon -- Kyron Hart, Parker Teeter Livingston – Brannon McCoin Tennessee Loudon - Wade Plemons Alcoa – J.T. Rankin, Austin Tallant Maryville – Zachary Sharp Antioch – Wesley Sherrill, Kedrick Towles Memphis – Stepfon Davis-Boyd, Athens – Cy Ables, Tevin McDerment Morristown – Nathan Bush, Zach Bush, Brentwood – Christian Cardwell, Billy Taylor* Joshua Pleasant, William Stevens Mt. Juliet – Slade Adams, Brett Dillard, Lee Chattanooga – Tremaine Hudson Sweeney* Clarksville – Heath Dyer Murfreesboro – LaDarrius Verge, Matt Hamby Clinton – Darian Stone Nashville – Radir Annoor, Chris Dickerson, Columbia – Colton Belew, Eric Belew, Tra’Darius Demario Donnell, Howard Griffin, Goff, Chris Harris, Ryan Tilghman Will Johnson, Lamar Moore, Cookeville – Stephen Bush, Taylor Hennigan, Ladarius Vanlier Watson Brown*, Tyler Wolf* Newport -- Krys Cates East Ridge – Brandon Barnes* Oak Ridge – James Normand Elizabethton – Cody Forbes, Tyler Whitlock Ooltewah -- Trey McCalla, Jay Rudwall Fairview -- Logan Cavendar Smyrna – DaJuan Brown, Steve Wilson Fayetteville – Matt Moran Sparta – Seth McDonald, Conor Sparkman Franklin – Matt Martin, Doug Page, Tullahoma -- Jared Davis Jordan Smith Watertown - Maricus Gaines Gallatin – Cody Matthews Westmoreland – Michael Baker Greenbrier – Zack Ziegler

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B i rt h d a y s / m a j o r s In-Season Birthdays A listing of Golden Eagle player and coaching staff birthdays between August 1 and January 5 (FCS title game). August 1 – Brandon Barnes 7 – Slade Adams 9 – Cory McDonald 14 – Zachary Sharp 21 – James Huguely 28 – Heath Dyer

September 4 – Marty Jones 10 - Radir Annoor 14 – Tyler Wolf 16 – Tre Lamb 20 - Jimmy Laughlin Jay Rudwall 22 – Tyler Whitlock 28 - Jordan Smith 30 – Jordan Adams

October 7 – LaDarrius Verge 8 – Sidney Powell 9 – Blake Adams 12 – Wesley Sherrill Adam Urbano 17 – Jerry King 24 – Lamar Moore 29 – Darian Stone

November 3 – Matt Moran 8 – Logan Cavendar 12 – Jamel Cook 18 – Brett Dillard 22 – Chris Harris 24 – Matthew Smith 28 – Avery Rollins

December 3 – Michael Baker 6 – Ryan Tilghman 9 – Brannon McCoin 15 – Jared Davis Conor Sparkman 17 – Will Johnson 21 – Caleb Mitchell January 3 – Steven Brown

Who’s Studying What? A listing of Golden Eagle players by majors (as of July 20, 2012) Accounting (1) James Normand Business (12) Jordan Adams Matt Brown Stephen Bush Demario Donnell Neil Gannaway Tra’Darius Goff Justin Ivory Jimmy Laughlin Jibrin Linge Matt Martin Doug Page Steve Wilson Applied Chemistry (2) Heath Dyer Cory Malone

Civil Engineering (2) Matt Hamby Zach Malone Criminal Justice (4) Cy Ables Stepfon Davis-Boyd Jordan Johnson Anthony Williams Communications (1) Cody Matthews Computer Engineering(1) Krys Cates Electical Engineering (1) Kyron Hart

Engineering (1) Ladarius Vanlier EXPW-Coaching (5) Colton Belew William Dillard Caleb Mitchell Avery Rollins Parker Teeter EXPW-Fitness and Wellness (10) Michael Baker DaJuan Brown Nate Bush Marcus Edwards Cody Forbes Trey McCalla Cory McDonald J.T. Rankin Wesley Sherrill Austin Tallant

EXPWLicensure (4) Eric Belew Taylor Hennigan Randall Reeves Terrell Rollins General Curriculum (5) Harrison Reid Zach Sharp Dylan Sullivan Cory Webber Luke Woodason Human Ecology (1) Brannon McCoin Finance (2) Hunter Beedle Lamar Moore

Interdisciplinary Studies (17) Blake Adams Slade Adams Zach Bush Chris Dickerson Bud Golden Howard Griffin Tremaine Hudson James Huguely Will Johnson Tre Lamb Malcolm Mitchell Matthew Smith Darian Stone Kedrick Towles Adam Urbano LaDarrius Verge Chad Zinchini Journalism (1) Wade Plemons

Management Information Systems (1) Zack Ziegler Marketing (3) Carter Crutchfield Marty Jones Tommie McBride Mechanical Engineering (4) Logan Cavendar Jamel Cook Jared Davis Chris Harris Occupational Therapy (1) William Chatmon Political Science (1) William Stevens

Pre-Dentistry (1) Brett Dillard Pre-Med (1) Jay Rudwall Pre-Physical Therapy (7) Radir Annoor Jerry King Seth McDonald Joshua Pleasant Patrick Prewitt Jordan Smith Conor Sparkman Secondary Education (1) Ryan Tilghman Sociology (1) Tyler Whitlock

The football team’s Spring 2011 graduates at the afternoon commencement, from left: Gerel Harlan, Dedrick Miley, Kelechi Ordu, Taron Ryce and Corbin Miles.

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LETTERMEN RETURNING (38) Offense (19): Slade Adams, OG; Michael Baker, C; Hunter Beedle, OL; Stephen Bush, RB; Cody Forbes, RB; Tra’Darius Goff, DB; Bud Golden, RB; Tre Lamb, QB; Cody Matthews, WR; Seth McDonald, DB; James Normand, OL; Doug Page, RB; Randall Reeves, OL; Wesley Sherrill, OL; William Stevens, TE; Ryan Tilghman, WR; Kedrick Towles, LB; Adam Urbano, RB; Zack Ziegler, RB

Zack Ziegler (16) and Ryan Tilghman (8)

Defense (17): Blake Adams, LB; Jamel Cook, DB; Heath Dyer, DB; Marcus Edwards, OLB; Howard Griffin, ILB; Taylor Hennigan, DB; Jordan Johnson, DL; Will Johnson, DB; Tommie McBride, LB; Cory McDonald, DB; Caleb Mitchell, CB; Matt Moran, LB; Lamar Moore, DL; Austin Tallant, DB; LaDarrius Verge, DL; Cory Webber, DB; Luke Woodason, DB Specialty (2): Jordan Adams, LS; Zach Sharp, PK

STARTERS RETURNING (14) [+2 specialist] Offense (7): Slade Adams, OL; Michael Baker, C; Cody Forbes, RB; Tre Lamb, QB; James Normand, OL; Wesley Sherrill, OL; Zack Ziegler, RB/REC Defense (7): Marcus Edwards, DE; Howard Griffin, ILB; Jordan Johnson, DL; Will Johnson, DB; Caleb Mitchell, DB; Austin Tallant, DB; Cory Webber, DB Specialty (2): Zach Sharp, PK; Jordan Adams, LS

LETTERMEN LOST (19) Offense (8): Tim Benford, WR; Demetrous Garrett, WR; Dontey Gay, RB; Adam Hunter, TE; Alden Olverson, WR; Henry Rogers, WR; Scott Schweitzer, OG; Charlie Stevens, RB; Ryan St. John, OL Defense (8): Travis Adkins, DL; Dwight Evans, LB; Jamere Hogue, DL; Malcolm Jones, LT; Jake McIntosh, ILB; J.R. Richmond, DL; Richmond Tooley, DB; Justin Vann, ILB; Corey Watson, DB Specialty (2): Matt Barker, PK; Nick Campbell, P

STARTERS LOST (9) [+2 specialist] Offense (4): Tim Benford, WR; Dontey Gay, RB; Scott Schweitzer, OG; Charlie Stevens, RB Defense (5): Travis Adkins, DL; Dwight Evans, LB; Jamere Hogue, DL; Jake McIntosh, ILB; Richmond Tooley, DB Specialty (2): Matt Barker, PK; Nick Campbell, P

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL 2011 RESULTS/STATISTICS 2011 Results .

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Date Sept. 3, 2011 Sep 8, 2011 Sep 17, 2011 Sep 24, 2011 Oct 01, 2011 Oct 15, 2011 Oct 29, 2011 Nov 5, 2011 Nov 12, 2011 Nov 19, 2011 Nov 26, 2011

Opponent at Iowa MARYVILLE COLLEGE at Eastern Illinois SOUTHEAST MISSOURI at UT Martin TENNESSEE STATE at #13 Jacksonville State MURRAY STATE at #25 Eastern Kentucky AUSTIN PEAY #15 CENTRAL ARKANSAS

Overall Record: 7-4 (.636)

OVC Record: 6-2 (.750)

Result Score L 7-34 W 56-7 W 31-20 W 38-31 W 34-31 L 40-42 W 21-14 L 37-38 W 28-21 W 49-7 L 14-34

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

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

Time Atten. 4:27 70585 2:35 7232 3:15 6157 2:58 8251 3:30 5631 3:43 8676 2:35 18933 3:06 11027 2:30 6100 2:45 9142 3:05 6115

* indicates conference game

2011 Team Statistics TOTAL FIRST DOWNS By rushing By passing By penalty

Tech Opp 238 205 115 83 101 112 22 10

NET YARDS RUSHING Attempts Average per carry Yards lost Average per game

2144 1632 483 416 4.4 3.9 293 206 194.9 148.4

NET YARDS PASSING Attempted Completed Percent completed Had intercepted Yards per game

2372 2245 318 345 208 202 65.4 58.6 10 11 215.6 204.1

TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS Plays Average per play Average per game

4516 3877 801 761 5.6 5.1 410.5 352.5

PUNTS Yards Punting average

54 60 1531 2024 39.3 38.2

PUNT RETURNS Yards Average per return

18 11 209 43 11.6 3.9

KICK RETURNS Yards Average per return TURNOVER MARGIN Turnovers Fumbles Fumbles lost Had intercepted PENALTIES Yards penalized

Tech Opp 40 52 816 1063 20.4 20.4 -- -21 21 18 15 11 10 11 10 78 64 613 542

TOTAL POINTS 355 279 Touchdowns 47 37 by rushing 26 19 by passing 17 16 by special teams/defense 4 2 PAT Kick-Made/Att 46/47 36/36 PAT Other-Made/Att 0 0 Field Goals-Made/Att 9/16 7/14 Safeties 0 0 THIRD DOWN PCT 47.2 44.0 Made/Att 72-159 73-166 FOURTH DOWN PCT Made/Att

60.9 57.1 14-23 12-21

POSSESSION TIME AVG.

31:06 38:50

Special Teams PUNTING N. Campbell TOTALS Opponents

NO YDS 39 1,531 39 1,531 53 2.024

AVG LONG 39.3 54 39.3 54 38.2 60

PUNT RETURNS NO YDS AVG D. Garrett 9 96 10.7 C. Mitchell 6 89 14.8 R. Durbin 2 11 5.5 T. Goff 1 13 13.0 TOTALS 18 209 11.6 Opponents 11 43 3.9

LG 32 46 9 13 46 16

KICK RETURNS NO YDS AVG C. Forbes 25 551 22.0 B. Golden 10 198 19.8 D. Gay 3 60 20.0 C. Stevens 1 7 7.0 M. Brown 1 0 0.0 TOTALS 40 816 20.4 Opponents 52 1063 20.4

LG 59 33 21 7 0 59 99

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL 2011 Offensive Statistics RUSHING

................................ GP ...... Att .....Gain.... Loss .......Net . Avg...... TD.........Long . Avg/G GAY, Dontey.................... 11......... 190.......1049.........4............1045....... 5.5..........15.............. 37...........95.0 URBANO, Adam................7...........77.........500..........25............475......... 6.2............1.............. 60...........67.9 LAMB, Tre......................... 11......... 109........421.........208...........213......... 2.0............6.............. 50...........19.4 FORBES, Cody................ 11...........29.........132...........3.............129......... 4.4............2.............. 26...........11.7 ZIEGLER, Zack................ 11...........33.........128..........18............110......... 3.3............1.............. 18...........10.0 STONE, Darian...................2............3............ 83............3.............. 80........26.7............1.............. 74...........40.0 OLVERSON, Alden............8............5............ 43............0.............. 43.......... 8.6............0.............. 23............. 5.4 SALADA, Zach...................4...........10.......... 47............7.............. 40.......... 4.0............0.............. 12...........10.0 GOLDEN, Bud....................9...........11.......... 25............5.............. 20.......... 1.8............0................6.............. 2.2 BUSH, Stephen.............. 11............1............. 5.............0................5........... 5.0............0................5.............. 0.5 ST. JOHN, Ryan............... 11............0............. 2.............0................2........... 0.0............0................0.............. 0.2 MATTHEWS, Cody............9............1............. 2.............0................2........... 2.0............0................2.............. 0.2 TEAM....................................6...........14........... 0............20.............-20........-1.4............0................0.............-3.3 Total...........................11....... 483......2437.....293........2144..... 4.4.......26...........74..... 194.9 Opponents................11....... 416......1838.....206........1632..... 3.9.......19...........40..... 148.4

PASSING

..............................G........ EFF......ATT -COMP-INT.......PCT........ YDS....... TD....Long...Avg/G LAMB, Tre .............11 ......139.6 .........204-313-10 ........... 65.2 .......2342 .......17 ...... 72 ........212.9 STONE, Darian ....... 2 ......130.4 ...............4-5-0 ................. 80.0 ............30 ........0 ........ 22 .......... 15.0 Total.......... ........ 11 .... 139.4 ...... 208-318-10 ........65.4 .....2372 ..... 17 ..... 72 ..... 215.6 Opponents...... .. 11 .... 122.1 ...... 202-345-11 ........58.6 .....2245 ..... 16 ..... 88 ..... 204.1

RECEIVING

BENFORD, Tim ZIEGLER, Zack STEVENS, Charli GAY, Dontey GARRETT, Demetr MATTHEWS, Cody PAGE, Doug URBANO, Adam TILGHMAN, Ryan RODGERS, Henry DURBIN, Ron FORBES, Cody OLVERSON, Alden GANNAWAY, Neil WATSON, Corey CRUTCHFIELD, Ca Total.......... Opponents......

GP 11 11 11 11 6 9 11 7 8 6 2 11 8 4 11 4 11 11

TOTAL OFFENSE

...................................... GP LAMB, Tre ........................... 11 GAY, Dontey ...................... 11 URBANO, Adam ................. 7 FORBES, Cody .................. 11 STONE, Darian .................... 2 ZIEGLER, Zack .................... 11 OLVERSON, Alden .............. 8 SALADA, Zach ..................... 4 GOLDEN, Bud ...................... 9 BUSH, Stephen .................. 11 ST. JOHN, Ryan ................... 11 MATTHEWS, Cody .............. 9 TEAM ...................................... 6 Total.......... ..................... 11 Opponents...... ............... 11

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....... No. ...........65 ...........37 ...........20 ...........19 ...........16 ...........12 ...........11 ...........10 ..............6 ..............4 ..............2 ..............2 ..............1 ..............1 ..............1 ..............1 .......208 .......202

...... Yards .............923 .............375 .............233 .............157 .............123 .............169 .............112 ...............95 ...............72 ...............33 ...............19 ...............12 ...............19 ...............15 ...............15 ..................0 ....... 2372 ....... 2245

......... Plays ...... 422 ........ 190 ........... 77 ............. 29 ................ 8 ............... 33 ................. 5 ................ 10 ................ 11 .................. 1 .................. 0 .................. 1 ................ 14 ............801 ............761

......... Avg ...........14.2 ...........10.1 ...........11.6 ............. 8.3 ............. 7.7 ...........14.1 ...........10.2 ............. 9.5 ...........12.0 ............. 8.2 ............. 9.5 ............. 6.0 ...........19.0 ...........15.0 ...........15.0 ............. 0.0 ........ 11.4 ........ 11.1

.......... Rush .................213 ..............1045 .................475 .................129 ...................80 .................110 ...................43 ...................40 ...................20 ......................5 ......................2 ......................2 ..................-20 .......... 2144 .......... 1632

....... TD .............5 .............3 .............4 .............0 .............1 .............3 .............0 .............0 .............0 .............0 .............1 .............0 .............0 .............0 .............0 .............0 ........17 ........16

........ Pass ......... 2342 .................0 .................0 .................0 .............. 30 .................0 .................0 .................0 .................0 .................0 .................0 .................0 .................0 ....... 2372 ....... 2245

.... Long ............72 ............29 ............44 ............34 ............37 ............61 ............22 ............31 ............43 ............13 ............12 .............. 7 ............19 ............15 ............15 .............. 0 .........72 .........88

.........Total ............2555 ............1045 .............. 475 .............. 129 .............. 110 .............. 110 .................43 .................40 .................20 ................... 5 ................... 2 ................... 2 ............... -20 .........4516 .........3877

......... Avg/G ................83.9 ................34.1 ................21.2 ................14.3 ................20.5 ................18.8 ................10.2 ................13.6 .................. 9.0 .................. 5.5 .................. 9.5 .................. 1.1 .................. 2.4 .................. 3.8 .................. 1.4 .................. 0.0 .......... 215.6 .......... 204.1

..........Avg/G ...............232.3 .................95.0 .................67.9 .................11.7 .................55.0 .................10.0 ................... 5.4 .................10.0 ................... 2.2 ................... 0.5 ................... 0.2 ................... 0.2 ..................-3.3 ...........410.5 ...........352.5

SCORING

.......................................... TD GAY, Dontey ........................... 15 SHARP, Zach ..............................0 LAMB, Tre ...................................6 BENFORD, Tim ..........................5 STEVENS, Charli ........................4 ZIEGLER, Zack ..........................4 MATTHEWS, Cody ...................3 FORBES, Cody ..........................2 WATSON, Corey .......................2 STONE, Darian ..........................1 URBANO, Adam .......................1 DURBIN, Ron .............................1 GARRETT, Demetr ....................1 ADKINS, Travis ..........................1 TOOLEY, Richmon ....................1 BARKER, Matthew ....................0 Total.......... .......................47 Opponents........................37

..........FGs .....PAT/Kick P. AT/RushRcv .DXP .Saf ....... Points ..............0-0 ............0-0 ..............0-0 ............. 0 .........0 .................... 90 ............ 9-15 .........46-47 ..........0-0 ............. 0 .........0 .................... 73 ..............0-0 ............0-0 ..............0-0 ............. 0 .........0 .................... 36 ..............0-0 ............0-0 ..............0-0 ............. 0 .........0 .................... 30 ..............0-0 ............0-0 ..............0-0 ............. 0 .........0 .................... 24 ..............0-0 ............0-0 ..............0-0 ............. 0 .........0 .................... 24 ..............0-0 ............0-0 ..............0-0 ............. 0 .........0 .................... 18 ..............0-0 ............0-0 ..............0-0 ............. 0 .........0 .................... 12 ..............0-0 ............0-0 ..............0-0 ............. 0 .........0 .................... 12 ..............0-0 ............0-0 ..............0-0 ............. 0 .........0 .......................6 ..............0-0 ............0-0 ..............0-0 ............. 0 .........0 .......................6 ..............0-0 ............0-0 ..............0-0 ............. 0 .........0 .......................6 ..............0-0 ............0-0 ..............0-0 ............. 0 .........0 .......................6 ..............0-0 ............0-0 ..............0-0 ............. 0 .........0 .......................6 ..............0-0 ............0-0 ..............0-0 ............. 0 .........0 .......................6 ..............0-1 ............0-0 ..............0-0 ............. 0 .........0 .......................0 .........9-16 ...... 46-47 .........0-0 ..........0 ....... 0 ..............355 . ........7-14 .......36-36 .........0-1 ...........0 .......0 ..............279

ALL-PURPOSE

...................................GP...... Rush..... Rcv......... PR....... KR..... IR........Tot.... Avg/G GAY, Dontey ................. 11 ....... 1045 ......157 ........... 0 ......... 60 .......0 ......1262 .....114.7 BENFORD, Tim ............. 11 ........... 0 .........923 ........... 0 .......... 0 ........0 ........ 923 ....... 83.9 FORBES, Cody ............. 11 .........129 ........ 12 ............ 0 ........551 ......0 ........ 692 ....... 62.9 URBANO, Adam ............7 ..........475 ........ 95 ............ 0 .......... 0 ........0 ........ 570 ....... 81.4 ZIEGLER, Zack ............. 11 .........110 .......375 ........... 0 .......... 0 ........0 ........ 485 ....... 44.1 STEVENS, Charli ........... 11 ........... 0 .........233 ........... 0 .......... 7 ........0 ........ 240 ....... 21.8 GARRETT, Demetr .........6 ............ 0 .........123 ..........96 ......... 0 ........0 ........ 219 ....... 36.5 GOLDEN, Bud ................9 ...........20 ...........0 ............. 0 ........198 ......0 ........ 218 ....... 24.2 LAMB, Tre ...................... 11 .........213 ..........0 ............. 0 .......... 0 ........0 ........ 213 ....... 19.4 MATTHEWS, Cody ........9 ............ 2 .........169 ........... 0 .......... 0 ........0 ........ 171 ....... 19.0 PAGE, Doug .................. 11 ........... 0 .........112 ........... 0 .......... 0 ........0 ........ 112 ....... 10.2 MITCHELL, Caleb ......... 11 ........... 0 ............0 ............89 ......... 0 ......23 ........ 112 ....... 10.2 WATSON, Corey .......... 11 ........... 0 .......... 15 ............ 0 .......... 0 ......75 ...........90 ..........8.2 STONE, Darian ...............2 ...........80 ...........0 ............. 0 .......... 0 ........0 ...........80 ....... 40.0 TILGHMAN, Ryan ..........8 ............ 0 .......... 72 ............ 0 .......... 0 ........0 ...........72 ..........9.0 OLVERSON, Alden .........8 ...........43 ......... 19 ............ 0 .......... 0 ........0 ...........62 ..........7.8 SALADA, Zach ...............4 ...........40 ...........0 ............. 0 .......... 0 ........0 ...........40 ....... 10.0 RODGERS, Henry ..........6 ............ 0 .......... 33 ............ 0 .......... 0 ........0 ...........33 ..........5.5 DURBIN, Ron ..................2 ............ 0 .......... 19 ...........11 ......... 0 ........0 ...........30 ....... 15.0 MCINTOSH, Jake ........ 11 ........... 0 ............0 ............. 0 .......... 0 ......21 ...........21 ..........1.9 GANNAWAY, Neil ..........4 ............ 0 .......... 15 ............ 0 .......... 0 ........0 ...........15 ..........3.8 GOFF, Tra’Dariu ............ 11 ........... 0 ............0 ............13 ......... 0 ........0 ...........13 ..........1.2 ADKINS, Travis ............. 11 ........... 0 ............0 ............. 0 .......... 0 ......11 ...........11 ..........1.0 BUSH, Stephen ........... 11 ........... 5 ............0 ............. 0 .......... 0 ........0 .............5 ..........0.5 ST. JOHN, Ryan ............ 11 ........... 2 ............0 ............. 0 .......... 0 ........0 .............2 ..........0.2 TEAM ................................6 .......... -20 ..........0 ............. 0 .......... 0 ........0 ......... -20 ........ -3.3 Total.......... ............... 11 ..... 2144 ... 2372 ..... 209 .... 816 .130 ....5671 ... 515.5 Opponents...... ......... 11 ..... 1632 ... 2245 ...... 43 .... 1063 .207 ...5190 ... 471.8

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL 2011 Individual Defensive Statistics TACKLES/ASST............GP............. UT.............. AT.............TOT TALLANT, Austin............... 11.................34.................. 58................... 92 TOOLEY, Richmond......... 11.................38.................. 41................... 79 GRIFFIN, Howard.............. 11.................22.................. 57................... 79 MCINTOSH, Jake............... 11.................16.................. 57................... 73 WATSON, Corey................ 11.................26.................. 36................... 62 EVANS, Dwight................. 11.................15.................. 43................... 58 JOHNSON, Will.....................8.................20.................. 25................... 45 HOGUE, Jamere................ 11.................15.................. 29................... 44 EDWARDS, Marcus.......... 11.................12.................. 29................... 41 JOHNSON, Jordan........... 11................... 6.................. 34................... 40 WEBBER, Corey....................9.................14.................. 21................... 35 ADAMS, Blake................... 11................... 9.................. 26................... 35 MITCHELL, Caleb.............. 11.................18.................. 10................... 28 MCBRIDE. Tommie........... 11................... 5.................. 21................... 26 ADKINS, Travis................... 11................... 4.................. 19................... 23 MOORE, Lamar................. 11................... 5.................. 19................... 23 GOFF, Tra’Darius............... 11.................11.....................8................... 19 MCDONALD, Corey......... 11................... 9.....................9................... 18 MORAN, Matt.......................9................... 3.................. 14................... 17 TOWLES, Kedrick.............. 11................... 6.....................9................... 15 VERGE. LaDarrius............. 10................... 6.....................8................... 14 HENNIGAN, Taylor..............9................... 7.....................7................... 14 WOODASON, Luke.............9................... 5.....................5................... 10 VANN, Justin...................... 10................... 3.....................4......................7 COOK, Jamel...................... 10................... 1.....................3......................4 OKPOKOWURUK, Mid.......3................... 0.....................3......................3 MCDONALD, Seth...............9................... 2.....................1......................3 DYER, Heath..........................9................... 2.....................1......................3 HUGUELY, James.................5................... 2.....................0......................2 BUSH, Nathan......................1................... 2.....................0......................2 ZIEGLER, Zack................... 11................... 2.....................0......................2 CAMPBELL, Tommy............4................... 0.....................2......................2 BENFORD, Tim................... 11................... 1.....................1......................2 GAY, Dontey....................... 11................... 2.....................0......................2 MATTHEWS, Cody...............9................... 1.....................0......................1 RICHMOND, J.R....................4................... 0.....................1......................1 BAKER, Michael................ 11................... 1.....................0......................1 BAKER, Dominick................3................... 0.....................1......................1 STEVENS, Charlie.............. 11................... 0.....................1......................1 TM Team.................................6................... 1.....................0......................1 DURBIN, Ron.........................2................... 1.....................0......................1 DICKERSON, Chris...............4................... 1.....................0......................1 BUSH, Stephen................. 11................... 1.....................0......................1

TACKLES FOR LOSSES ...................................NO.............YD EDWARDS, Marcus.........9.5............... 45 GRIFFIN, Howard.............6.5............... 19 EVANS, Dwight................5.5............... 18 HOGUE, Jamere...............4.5............... 16 MCINTOSH, Jake..............4.0............... 10 WATSON, Corey...............3.5............... 14 JOHNSON, Jordan..........3.5............... 12 ADKINS, Travis..................3.5............... 10 JOHNSON, WIll.................2.5..................9 TALLANT, Austin..............2.0..................4 MOORE, Lamar................1.5............... 11 VERGE, LaDarrius............1.5..................3 WEBBER. Cory..................1.0............... 10 MCBRIDE, Tommie..........1.0..................2 GOFF, Tra’Darius..............1.0..................6 BUSH, Nathan..................1.0..................1 MORAN, Matt...................0.5..................1 ADAMS, Blake..................0.5..................1 Total......................................53.............192 QB SACKS ...................................NO.......... YDS EDWARDS, Marcus.........5.0............... 37 HOGUE, Jamere...............2.0............... 11 EVANS, Dwight................1.5............... 12 GRIFFIN, Howard.............1.0............... 10 WATSON, Corey...............1.0..................5 WEBBER, Corey................1.0............... 10 ADKINS, Travis..................1.0..................3 MOORE, Lamar................1.0............... 10 GOFF, Tra’Darius..............1.0..................6 JOHNSON, Jordan..........0.5..................4

INTERCEPTIONS ..................................... NO......YDS WATSON, Corey......................3.......... 75 MITCHELL, Caleb....................2.......... 23 MCINTOSH, Jake.....................2.......... 21 TOOLEY, Richmond...............2.............0 ADKINS, Travis.........................1.......... 11 JOHNSON, Will........................1.............0 PASSES DEFENDED (48) WATSON, Corey.................................. 10 TOOLEY, Richmond...............8 MITCHELL, Caleb....................6 TALLANT, Austin.....................4 MCINTOSH, Jake.....................3 JOHNSON, Will........................3 ADKINS, Travis.........................3 GRIFFIN, Howard....................2 MCBRIDE, Tommie.................2 GOFF, Tra’Daris........................2 EVANS, Dwight.......................1 EDWARDS, Marcus................1 JOHNSON, Jordan.................1 MOORE, Lamar.......................1 MCDONALD, Cory.................1 FUMBLES FORCED (11) EVANS, Dwight......................................3 TALLANT, Austin....................................1 GRIFFIN, Howard...................................1 WATSON, Corey.....................................1 MOORE, Lamar......................................1 GOFF, Tra’Darius....................................1 TOWLES, Kedrick...................................1 HENNIGAN, Taylor................................1 WOODASON, Luke...............................1 FUMBLES RECOVERED (6/19) WATSON, Corey................................ 2/0 TOOLEY, Richmond.......................1/19 TALLANT, Austin............................... 1/0 GRIFFIN, Howard.............................. 1/0 MCINTOSH, Jake............................... 1/0

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Golden Eagle Starters by Position in 2011 OFFENSIVE STARTERS

Iowa Maryville EIU SEMO UTM TSU JSU MSU EKU APSU C.ARK

Receiver Benford Benford Benford Benford Benford Benford Benford Benford Benford Benford Benford

L. Tackle Normand Normand Normand Normand Normand Normand Normand Normand Normand Normand Normand

L. Guard Schweitzer Schweitzer Schweitzer Schweitzer Schweitzer Schweitzer Schweitzer Schweitzer Schweitzer Schweitzer Schweitzer

DEFENSIVE STARTERS

Center Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker Baker

R. Guard S, Adams St. John S. Adams S. Adams S. Adams S. Adams S. Adams S. Adams S. Adams S. Adams S. Adams

R.Tackle Sherrill Sherrill Sherrill Sherrill Sherrill Sherrill Sherrill Sherrill Sherrill Sherrill Sherrill

Quarterback Lamb Lamb Lamb Lamb Lamb Lamb Lamb Lamb Lamb Lamb Lamb

Tailback Running Back Fullback Urbano Ziegler Stevens Gay Ziegler Stevens Gay Ziegler Stevens Gay Ziegler Stevens Gay Ziegler Stevens Gay Ziegler Stevens Gay Ziegler Stevens Gay Ziegler Stevens Gay Ziegler Stevens Gay Ziegler Stevens Gay Ziegler Stevens

Receiver Tight End Garrett D. Brown Matthews D. Brown Garrett Hunter Garrett Hunter Garrett Hunter Garrett Hunter Garrett Hunter Matthews Hunter Matthews Hunter Matthews Hunter Matthews Hunter

Bear (DE) Anchor (NG) Rock (DE) OLB ILB ILB OLB Cornerback Free Safety Rover Cornerback Iowa Hogue J.Johnson Adkins Evans Moran McIntosh Vann Mitchell Marty Jones W. Johnson Tooley Maryville Hogue J.Johnson Adkins Evans Griffin McIntosh Vann Mitchell Tallant W. Johnson Tooley EIU Hogue J.Johnson Adkins Evans Griffin McIntosh Watson Mitchell Tallant W. Johnson Tooley SEMO Hogue J.Johnson Adkins Evans Griffin McIntosh Vann Mitchell Tallant W. Johnson Tooley UTM Hogue J.Johnson Adkins Evans Griffin McIntosh Vann Mitchell Tallant W. Johnson Tooley TSU Hogue J.Johnson Adkins Evans Griffin McIntosh Vann Mitchell Tallant W. Johnson Tooley JSU Hogue J.Johnson Adkins Evans Griffin McIntosh Vann Mitchell Tallant W. Johnson Tooley MSU Hogue J.Johnson Adkins Evans Griffin McIntosh Vann Mitchell Tallant W. Johnson Tooley EKU Hogue J.Johnson Adkins Evans Griffin McIntosh Vann Mitchell Tallant W. Johnson Tooley APSU Hogue J.Johnson Adkins Evans Griffin McIntosh Vann Mitchell Tallant C. Webber Tooley C.ARK Hogue J.Johnson Adkins Evans Griffin McIntosh Vann Mitchell Tallant C. Webber Tooley

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Kicker Barker/Sharp Barker/Sharp Barker/Sharp Barker/Sharp Barker/Sharp Barker/Sharp Barker/Sharp Barker/Sharp Barker/Sharp Barker/Sharp Barker/Sharp

Nickel Punter Watson Campbell Watson Campbell Watson Campbell Watson Campbell Watson Campbell Watson Campbell Watson Campbell Watson Campbell Watson Campbell Watson Campbell Watson Campbell

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Notable Performances under Coach Watson Brown Individual Performances 100-Yard Rushers u 2011 Dontey Gay vs. Austin Peay (11/19) - 192 yards/25 attempts Adam Urbano vs. E. Kentucky (11/12) - 137 yards/24 attempts Adam Urbano vs. Murray State (11/5) - 119 yards/9 attempts Dontey Gay vs. SEMO (9/24) -- 146 yards/ 22 attempts Dontey Gay vs. Iowa (9/3) -- 108 yards / 24 attempts Dontey Gay vs. Maryville (9/8) - 155 yards / 19 attempts u 2010 Jocques Crawford vs. EIU (10/13) - 131 yards/19 attempts Jocques Crawford vs. EKU (11/13) - 128 yards/11 attempts u 2009 Dontey Gay vs. SEMO (10/24) -- 125 yards / 20 attempts Dontey Gay vs. Murray State (11/21) -- 102 yards / 10 attempts u 2008 Henry Sailes vs. SEMO (9/11) -- 113 yards / 8 attempts u 2007 Derek White vs. Cumberland (9/6) -- 213 yards / 22 attempts Derek White vs. Concordia (9/13) -- 194 yards / 23 attempts Derek White vs. Murray State (9/20) -- 173 yards / 28 attempts Derek White vs. UT Martin (9/27) -- 115 yards / 23 attempts Derek White vs. Samford (10/27) -- 105 yards / 22 attempts 300-Yard Passers u 2011 Tre Lamb vs.Tenn. State (10/15) -- 348 yards /52 attempts u 2009 Lee Sweeney vs.UT Martin (10/10) -- 318 yards /25 attempts u 2008 Lee Sweeney vs. Austin Peay (10/25) -- 324 yards / 42 attempts u 2007 Lee Sweeney vs. E. Illinois (8/30) -- 302 yards / 41 attempts Lee Sweeney vs. Samford (10/27) -- 367 yards / 35 attempts

100-Yard Receivers u 2011 Tim Benford vs. Murray State (11/5) -- 116 yards/6 catches Tim Benford vs. Tenn. State (10/15) -- 122 yards/10 catches Tim Benford vs. Maryville (9/8) -- 131 yards / 6 catches Tim Benford vs. E. Illinois (9/17) - 124 yards / 8 catches Dontey Gay vs. SEMO (9/24) -- 101 yards / 7 catches u 2010 Tim Benford vs. SEMO (9/25) -- 177 yards/8 catches Tim Benford vs. UT Martin (9/30) -- 12 yards/6 catches Tim Benford vs. Jax State (11/20) -- 114 yards/8 catches u 2009 Tim Benford vs. UT Martin (10/10) -- 159 yards /6 catches Tim Benford vs. Tennessee State (10/31) -- 122 yards /5 catches u 2008 Tim Benford vs. Austin Peay (10/25) -- 123 yards /10 catches Henry Sailes vs. Austin Peay (10/25) -- 101 yards /4 catches u 2007 Larry Shipp vs. Samford (10/27) -- 191 yards /7 catches Larry Shipp vs. E. Kentucky (11/17) -- 164 yards /7 catches 200-Yard All-Purpose Runners u 2011 Dontey Gay vs. SEMO (9/24) -- 247 yards / 29 attempts u 2007 Larry Shipp vs. Cumberland (9/6) -- 215 yards / 7 attempts Derek White vs. Cumberland (9/6) -- 213 yards / 22 attempts Henry Sailes vs. Tenn. State (10/7) - 212 yards / 6 attempts Larry Shipp vs. Samford (10/27) -- 301 yards / 9 attempts Larry Shipp vs. E. Kentucky (11/17) -- 294 yards /13 attempts 20-Tackle Defenders u 2007 Broderick Jamison vs. E. Kentucky (11/17) -- 20 tackles

Team Performances 400-Yard Team Offense u 2011 Sept. 8 -- 566 yards vs. Maryville Sept. 24 -- 511 yards vs. Southeast Missouri Oct. 1 -- 407 vs. UT Martin Oct. 15 -- 462 vs. Tennessee State Nov 5 -- 458 yards vs. Murray State Nov. 19 -- 458 yards vs. Austin Peay u 2010 Nov. 13 -- 554 yards vs. Eastern Kentucky Nov. 20 -- 455 yards vs. Jacksonville State u 2009 Sept. 10 -- 443 yards vs. Pikeville Oct. 21 -- 441 yards vs.Murray State u 2008 Sept. 11 -- 411 yards vs. Southeast Missouri Sept. 25 -- 413 yards vs. Central Methodist Oct. 25--444 yards vs. Austin Peay u 2007 Sept. 6 -- 430 yards vs. Cumberland Sept. 20 -- 461 yards vs. Murray State Oct. 27 -- 488 yards vs. Samford

Tech “D” Holds Opponents to Less Than 300 Yards u 2011 Sept. 8 -- 233 yards vs. Maryville Sept. 17 - 295 yards vs. Eastern Illinois Nov. 12 - 194 yards vs. Eastern Kentucky Nov. 19 - 255 yards vs. Austin Peay u 2010 Sept. 26 -- (-23 yards) vs. Lane (25-minute game) Oct. 9 -- 268 yards vs. Austin Peay Oct. 16 -- 268 yards vs. Eastern Illinois u 2009 Sept. 10 -- 180 yards vs. Pikeville Oct. 31 -- 280 yards vs. Tennessee State Nov. 21 -- 221 yards vs. Murray State u 2008 Aug. 28 -- 280 yards vs. Gardner-Webb Sept. 25 -- 177 yards vs. Central Methodist u 2007 Sept. 13 -- 203 yards vs. Concordia College Sept. 27 -- 269 yards vs. UT Martin

Tech “D” Holds Opponents to Less Than 100 Rushing Yards u 2011 Sept. 8 -- 74 vs. Maryville Sept. 17 - (-6) vs. Eastern Illinois u 2010 Sept. 26 -- (-23 yards) vs. Lane (25-minute game) Oct. 16 -- 39 yards vs. Eastern Illinois u 2009 Nov. 21 -- 99 yards vs. Murray State u 2008 Aug. 28 -- 45 yards vs. Gardner-Webb Sept.25 -- 71 yards vs. Central Methodist u 2007 Sept. 13 -- 51 yards vs. Concordia College Sept. 20 -- 66 yards vs. Murray State

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Game #1

Hawkeyes halt Golden Eagles in season opener, 34-7 September 3, 2011

Kinnick Stadium / Iowa City, Iowa / Attendance: 70,585 IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Iowa Hawkeyes took advantage of a couple mistakes in the second quarter by Tennessee Tech, outscoring the Golden Eagles 24-0 in that stanza, and it was enough to propel the FBS squad to a 34-7 season-opening victory over the FCS visitors. The contest featured a delay for rain and lightning that last 1:24. It came with 3:39 to play in the third quarter, as the stands and field were emptied. With the delay, the game lasted four hours and 27 minutes, one of the longest regulation contests in school history. The crowd of 70,585 -- which had shrunk to a couple thousand by the final gun -- was the third-largest in school history. Dontey Gay rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries, his third career 100yard effort, to lead the Golden Eagle effort. The Hawkeyes returned two interceptions for 141 yards, one for an 89-yard touchdown and the other for a 52-yard return that led to a field goal, accounting for 10 quick points in the second period. The Hawkeyes also used an 88-yard pass-and-run play for a touchdown in that stretch. “We were moving the ball a little bit, but that’s Iowa, that’s what they do,” said head coach Watson Brown. “They think you’ll make a mistake before you can get it all the way down there and we did. We did it twice. “The first one was the pass rush got in Tre Lamb’s face and Adam Urbano thought one thing, Tre thought another, it was an execution thing. Adam kind of saw a linebacker playing him tight in man and broke out and Tre thought he was going to hook up. Just part of learning to be more consistent. “The second one was just a beautiful play by their corner,” Brown said. “Tre laid it up thinking our guy could get it; it was one on one on the boundary over there. He out jumped us for the ball and then we can’t tackle him and get him on the ground. I thought that one was just a beautiful play.” Tech finished with 296 yards in total offense, with 159 on the ground and 156 through the air. In fact, the Golden Eagles had an edge in rushing as Iowa gained 154. The Hawkeyes added 246 through the air for 394 in total offense. In addition to his rushing yardage, Gay also had two catches for four yards and returned three kicks for 60 yards, giving him a career-best 172 all-purpose yards, the most in the game. Senior receiver Tim Benford had seven catches for 60 yards as he continues to creep closer to school records in both receptions and receiving yards.

Tennessee Tech (0-1) Iowa (1-0)

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1 05:10 Iowa - Meyer, Mike 39 yd field goal. Drive: 14 plays, 58 yards in 6:25. 2 10:38 Iowa - Vandenberg, J. 1 yd run. (Meyer, Mike kick is good). Drive: 8 plays, 58 yards in 3:32. 2 07:20 Iowa - McNutt, Marvin 88 yd pass from Vandenberg, J. (Meyer, Mike kick is good). Drive: 2 plays, 82 yards in 0:56. 2 03:18 Iowa - Meyer, Mike 20 yd field goal. Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards in 1:18. 2 00:10 Iowa - Prater, Shaun 89 yd interception return. (Meyer, Mike kick is good). 3 06:19 Iowa - McNutt, Marvin 19 yd pass from Vandenberg, J. (Meyer, Mike kick is good). Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards in 4:28. 4 05:02 Tennessee Tech - GAY, Dontey 1 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 16 plays, 76 yards in 7:43.

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I owa quarterback James Vandenberg was 13-for-21 for 219 yards and two touchdowns, with Marvin McNutt being his top target. McNutt had six catches for 140 yards and two scores. Tech starter Tre Lamb, who did a lot of scrambling in the contest against the Hawkeye pressure, was 14-for-24 for 128 yards with two interceptions and one sack. Redshirt freshman Darian Stone, seeing his first career action, led Tech’s fourth quarter scoring drive, going 3-for-4 for 28 yards. On defense, Will Johnson and Jake McIntosh led the Tech charts with seven tackles each. Johnson broke up one pass and had a tackle-for-loss. McIntosh also recovered a fumble. Richmond Tooley made five tackles and broke up a pass. Taylor Hennigan had six tackles and caused a fumble, while Dwight Evans made four tackles, one tackle-for-loss and caused a fumble. Tech trailed just 3-0 after the first quarter on a 39-yard field goal by Mike Meyer. The Hawkeyes scored 24 points in 10 minutes during the second half to take a 27-0 lead into halftime. In the second half, Iowa made it 34-0 with a 10-play, 80-yard scoring drive capped by a 19-yard touchdown pass from Vandenberg to McNutt. In the fourth quarter, Stone trotted onto the field to direct the offense for the first time in his career and moved the Golden Eagles through their longest drive of the day, a 16-play march that covered 76 yards and lasted 7:43. Stone hit Cody Matthews for a 22-yard strike early in the drive, but Gay was the workhorse, accounting for 47 of the 76 yards on 10 touches. He rushed nine times for 41 yards in the drive, including a one-yard TD with 5:02 remaining. “It’s fantastic to come and play a team that does it the right way. They know how to win games,” Brown said. “They don’t make mistakes, they stay patient and they hang in there. I’ve watched Iowa the 12 years Kirk (Ferentz) has been here and all last year. They’re not very complicated, they just don’t make mistakes. They make you beat them. “I hope our players can learn a lot from the Iowa kids because that’s exactly how I teach our players to win games,” he said. “It’s not the big plays all of the time. It’s consistent football and then it will start balancing your way as time goes on. Give Iowa credit, I think they are going to have a good year.”

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Team Statistics.................. TTU................. IOWA First Downs................................. 18...........................21 Yards Rushing...........................140.........................148 Com-Att-Int............................17-28-2.................15-26-0 Yards Passing.............................156.........................246 Total Offense.............................296.........................394 Punts/Avg................................ 5/38.4...................3/39.0 Possession Time..................... 33:22.....................26:38 Leading Rushers Tech: Gay (108 yards on 24 carries) Iowa: McCall (61 yards on 9 carries) Leading Passers Tech: Lamb (14-of-24 for 128 yards) Iowa: Vandenberg (13-of-21 for 219 yards)

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Game #2

Big plays, excitement rule the evening as Golden Eagles roll to victory September 8, 2011

Tucker Stadium / Cookeville, Tenn. / Attendance: 7,232 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — The Golden Eagles scored 42 first-half points and racked up 566 yards of total offense, entertaining a crowd of 7,232 with plenty of big plays on both sides of the ball as the Golden Eagles earned a 56-7 victory over Maryville in the home opener. Tech’s 566 yards of offense was the most recorded in a game during the five-year tenure of head coach Watson Brown. Quarterback Tre Lamb threw four touchdown passes, going 11-for-14 for 222 yards and running back Dontey Gay notched his secondconsecutive 100-yard game, carrying 19 times for 155 yards and a score. It was the fourth 100-yard game of Gay’s career. Wide receiver Tim Benford was electric in the early going, scoring two touchdowns on six catches and racking up 131 total receiving yards. It was Benford’s seventh 100-plus-yard game. Tennessee Tech set the tone early as Cody Forbes returned the opening kickoff 59 yards to the Maryville 33-yard-line and Lamb found Benford for a 25-yard touchdown pass on the Golden Eagles’ second play from scrimmage. After forcing Maryville three-and-out, Tech turned the ball over to Gay on its second possession, and the running back racked up 66 yards on four carries, including a 19-yard touchdown scamper up the middle. Then Tech opened up its bag of big plays, first getting a 71-yard touchdown pass when Benford caught a short delivery from Lamb, then reversed field and ran all the way to paydirt.

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n the Golden Eagles’ next offensive possession, sophO omore Doug Page caught a pass over the middle from Lamb at the Maryville eight-yard-line, then absorbed a hit that jarred the ball loose. Fortunately for Tech, freshman receiver Ron Durbin was there to pick up the ball and take it the rest of the way for a touchdown, putting the Golden Eagles firmly in control with a 28-0 lead. Tech racked up 342 rushing yards on the night and accumulated 224 yards through the air. Three Golden Eagles gained more than 50 rushing yards, with backup quarterback Darian Stone racking up 80 yards on just three carries and Cody Forbes carrying for 67 yards on eight rushes. Tech was impressive on special teams as well — junior Caleb Mitchell returned four punts for 72 yards, averaging 18 per return, and placekicker Zach Sharp was a perfect 8-for-8 on extra points. On defense, Tech was paced by eight tackles from Tra’Darius Goff. Dwight Evans and Blake Adams each notched seven tackles. Travis Adkins intercepted a second-quarter pass at the Maryville 11-yard-line and ran it into the end zone, putting Tech up 35-0 with just more than 10 minutes left to play in the half. The Golden Eagles’ final score of the half came when Lamb scrambled out of trouble, then hit fullback Charlie Stevens over the middle and the fifth-year senior raced 38 yards and dove across the line for his first career TD. Stevens bulldozed his way past a defender inside the five-yard-line and dove over the line to give Tech a 42-0 halftime lead. Tech’s second half points came on a 74-yard run by redshirt freshman Darian Stone, and a 38-yard interceptions return by Corey Watson. It was the first career TD for each.

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1 14:20 Tennessee Tech - BENFORD, Tim 24 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 2 plays, 33 yards in 0:40. 0-7 1 10:38 Tennessee Tech - GAY, Dontey 19 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 5 plays, 67 yards in 1:38. 0 - 14 1 06:13 Tennessee Tech - BENFORD, Tim 71 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards in 0:37. 0 - 21 1 01:17 Tennessee Tech - DURBIN, Ron 5 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 7 plays, 76 yards in 2:15. 0 - 28 2 10:21 Tennessee Tech - ADKINS, Travis 11 yd interception return. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). 0 - 35 2 00:00 Tennessee Tech - STEVENS, Charli 38 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 5 plays, 72 yards in 1:03. 0 - 42 3 14:36 Tennessee Tech - WATSON, Corey 38 yd interception return. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). 0 - 49 3 05:51 Tennessee Tech - STONE, Darian 74 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 3 plays, 81 yards in 1:19. 0 - 56 4 02:45 Maryville (Tenn.) - CONNER, Tim 3 yd run. (NOBOA, Andrew kick is Good). Drive: 14 plays, 81 yards in 6:16. 7-56

Team Statistics.................TTU......... Maryville First Downs................................21......................10 Yards Rushing......................... 342....................74 Com-Att-Int.......................... 12-15-1...........22-42-2 Yards Passing........................... 224...................159 Total Offense........................... 566...................233 Punts/Avg...............................3/44.0..............9/39.8 Possession Time....................23:15................36:45 Leading Rushers Tech: Gay (155 yards on 19 carries) Maryville: Felder (71 yards on 11 carries) Leading Passers Tech: Lamb (11-of-14 for 222 yards) Maryville: Conner (13-of-22 for 108 yards)

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Game #3

Golden Eagles snare road victory at EIU to open OVC slate September 17, 2011

O’Brien Field / Charleston, Ill. / Attendance: 6,157 CHARLESTON, Ill. -- The Tennessee Tech defense forced four turnovers and the offense, fueled by big efforts from Tim Benford and Dontey Gay, scored 31 unanswered points as the Golden Eagles opened Ohio Valley Conference play with a 31-20 victory at Eastern Illinois. It was just the third time Tech has claimed a win in O’Brien Stadium, the first time since 1999. The win was the second consecutive for Tech over the Panthers. Down 7-0 early, quarterback Tre Lamb led the offense to a 31-7 lead by early in the third quarter on 22-for-27 passing for 240 yards. Benford grabbed eight passes for 124 yards and Gay rushed for 96 yards and a career-best three touchdowns on 24 carries. Junior Will Johnson had two of the turnovers with a fumble recovery and one of three Tech interceptions. Corey Watson and Caleb Mitchell also intercepted passes. Richmond Tooley topped the tackle chart with 10 and also broke up three EIU passes. The Tech defense limited EIU to minus six (-6) rushing yards. It was the second-lowest rushing total against Tech in school history behind a minus-41 yard effort against Morehead State in 1975. EIU quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 301 yards, going 29-for-52 with three touchdown tosses, but the sophomore was sacked four times and picked off three times. After the Panthers had struck first five minutes into the contest, Benford made one of the greatest catches in Tech history. He leaped over his defender and made the catch, kept his balance and carried tackles to the one-yard line for a 65-yard pickup. Gay hit paydirt on the next play to tie the score. Watson’s interception on the final play of the first quarter gave the offense the

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ball at the EIU 39, and Lamb’s 25-yard pass to Zack Ziegler set up a 25-yard field goal by freshman Zach Sharp for a 10-7 TTU lead. Pinned down at their own 19 following a 60-yard, bouncing punt, Tech drove 81 yards in 10 play as Lamb hit Demetrous Garrett for a four-yard TD and a 17-7 lead midway in the second quarter. Ziegler hauled in a 25-yard pass to the two-yard line minutes later, setting up Gay’s second touchdown of the night, a two-yard run with 49 seconds to play to increase the lead to 24-7 before halftime. That scoring drive covered 53 yards in seven plays. On the opening kick of the second half, Kedrick Towles jarred the ball loose and Johnson recovered at the EIU 36, and Lamb needed eight plays to move his team into the end zone. Gay’s two-yard run gave him his third TD of the night. Tech appeared firmly in control but Garoppolo got the EIU offense moving, and the Panther defense stopped Tech on four consecutive possessions to make things interesting. First, EIU moved 65 yards in 10 plays for a touchdown on a 21-yard pass to Wright, his second of the game. The two-point conversion was broken up by Tooley and Tech’s lead was 31-13. After forcing Tech three-and-out, the Panthers rode Garoppolo’s arm through a nine-play, 59-yard scoring drive to make it 31-20. Sam Hendricks caught a fouryard TD pass for the score. EIU stopped Tech again and got the ball back, but this time the Golden Eagle defense forced four consecutive incomplete passes. The Tech offense took over with 4:54 to play and an 11-point lead, and earned three first downs to run out the clock.

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1 09:48 Eastern Ill. - WRIGHT 28 yd pass from GAROPPOLO. (BERRA kick is good). Drive: 7 plays, 69 yards in 3:27. 0-7 1 06:13 Tennessee Tech - GAY, Dontey 1 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 2 plays, 66 yards in 0:24. 7-7 2 13:45 Tennessee Tech - SHARP, Zach 25 yd field goal. Drive: 5 plays, 31 yards in 1:15. 10 - 7 2 04:46 Tennessee Tech - GARRETT, Demetr 4 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 10 plays, 81 yards in 4:33. 17 - 7 2 00:49 Tennessee Tech - GAY, Dontey 2 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 7 plays, 53 yards in 2:45. 24 - 7 3 11:20 Tennessee Tech - GAY, Dontey 2 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 8 plays, 36 yards in 3:26. 31 - 7 4 12:48 Eastern Ill. - WRIGHT 21 yd pass from GAROPPOLO. (2pt conversion pass by GAROPPOLO failed). Drive: 10 plays, 65 yards in 2:35. 31 - 13 4 07:51 Eastern Ill. - HENDRICKS 4 yd pass from GAROPPOLO. (BERRA kick is good). Drive: 9 plays, 59 yards in 2:42. 31-20

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Team Statistics..........EIU.................TTU First Downs......................16....................... 17 Yards Rushing................. -6....................... 117 Com-Att-Int.................29-52-3............. 22-27-0 Yards Passing..................301..................... 240 Total Offense..................295..................... 357 Punts/Avg..................... 6/44.8............... 6/41.0 Possession Time..........24:05................. 35:41 Leading Rushers EIU: Woodson (20 yards on 8 carries) Tech: Gay (96 yards on 24 carries) Leading Passers EIU: Garoppolo (29-of-52 for 301 yards) Tech: Lamb (22-of-27 for 240 yards)

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Game #4

Golden Eagles stay undefeated in OVC play, turn back SEMO 38-31 September 24, 2011

Tucker Stadium / Cookeville, Tenn. / Attendance: 8,251 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech’s offense put up big numbers and the defense put together several gamesaving, second-half stands to give the Golden Eagles a dramatic 38-31 victory over defending Ohio Valley Conference champion Southeast Missouri at Tucker Stadium. Senior Dontey Gay had an historic night, becoming the first player in Tech history to produce 100 yards rushing and 100 yards receiving in the same game. Gay had 146 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, and caught seven passes for 101 yards to give him a career-best 247 all-purpose yards. It was his third 100-yard rushing game this season and fifth of his career. Quarterback Tre Lamb also notched a career number, throwing for 283 yards on 27-for-37 passing accuracy. He rushed 11 times for 54 yards to finish with 347 yards of total offense. With just over five minutes to play, sophomore Cody Forbes gave Tech a short field with a 36-yard kickoff return after SEMO had battled back to tie the game at 31-31. The Golden Eagles puncuated a downfield march with a four-yard touchdown run by Gay with 2:38 left to play that proved to be the game-winner. From there, Tech’s defense forced an incomplete pass on fourth down with 1:11 left on the clock. The Redhawks would have one more chance, taking over at their own 11-yard line with seven seconds left, but a last-ditch pass completion couldn’t carry the Redhawks beyond midfield after two laterals.

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ide receiver Tim Benford finished W with nine catches for 98 yards and a touchdown despite missing most of the second half with cramps. The nine catches left Benford just one shy of his career-high. He had eight receptions for 92 yards by halftime. In all, Tech racked up 511 yards of total offense compared to 495 for Southeast Missouri. Defensively, the Golden Eagle unit came up huge in the game’s crucial moments, stopping Southeast Missouri on three fourth-down attempts, all in the second half. Freshman defensive back Austin Tallant led Tech’s effort, notching 13 tackles, forcing a fumble and breaking up a pass. Howard Griffin had 12 tckles and Jake McIntosh had 10 stops. Perhaps no stop was bigger than a goal-line stand late in the third quarter in which Tech held SEMO out of the end zone on three consecutive plays from inside the one-yard line, taking over on downs. Defensive lineman Jordan Johnson was in on all three stops, along with a host of other Golden Eagle tacklers. The defense was tested again with Tech clinging to a 38-31 lead with seven minutes left and Southeast driving at midfield. Facing fourth-and-one, the Redhawk ballcarrier was shut down by Marcus Edwards. SEMO would get the ball back, however, and took quick advantage of a Dontey Gay fumble as Levi Terrell broke a 40-yard touchdown run to tie the game at 31-31.

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1 07:12 Tennessee Tech - SHARP, Zach 27 yd field goal. Drive: 11 plays, 58 yards in 4:17. 0-3 2 11:48 Southeast Mo. St. - GELDBACH, Drew 21 yd field goal. Drive: 13 plays, 58 yards in 6:26. 3-3 2 05:10 Tennessee Tech - LAMB, Tre 1 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 8 plays, 69 yards in 2:46. 3 - 10 2 01:57 Southeast Mo. St. - TERRELL, Levi 15 yd run. (GELDBACH, Drew kick is good). Drive: 8 plays, 70 yards in 3:07. 10 - 10 2 00:19 Tennessee Tech - BENFORD, Tim 15 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 7 plays, 59 yards in 1:30. 10 - 17 3 12:44 Tennessee Tech - FORBES, Cody 4 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick good). Drive: 5 plays, 47 yards in 1:41. 10 - 24 3 10:00 Southeast Mo. St. - TERRELL, Levi 12 yd run. (GELDBACH, Drew kick is good). Drive: 8 plays, 61 yards in 2:32. 17 - 24 3 04:35 Tennessee Tech - GAY, Dontey 9 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 13 plays, 80 yards in 5:25. 17 - 31 4 11:49 Southeast Mo. St. - COLEMAN, Ron 1 yd run. (GELDBACH, Drew kick is good). Drive: 6 plays, 27 yards in 2:23. 24 - 31 4 05:28 Southeast Mo. St. - TERRELL, Levi 40 yd run. (GELDBACH, Drew kick is good). Drive: 2 plays, 49 yards in 0:23. 31 - 31 4 02:38 Tennessee Tech - GAY, Dontey 4 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 8 plays, 53 yards in 2:43. 31-38

Team Statistics.................TTU............ SEMO First Downs................................27......................25 Yards Rushing......................... 228...................320 Com-Att-Int.......................... 27-37-0...........13-25-0 Yards Passing........................... 283...................175 Total Offense........................... 511...................495 Punts/Avg...............................4/32.0..............2/35.0 Possession Time....................33:17................26:14 Leading Rushers Tech: Gay (146 yards on 22 carries) SEMO: Terrell (154 yards on 15 carries) Leading Passers Tech: Lamb (27-of-37 for 283 yards) SEMO: Scheible (13-of-25 for 175 yards)

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Game #5

Golden Eagles stun UT Martin in fourth quarter, win 34-31 October 1, 2011

Graham Stadium / Martin, Tenn. / Attendance: 5,631 MARTIN, Tenn. – Tre Lamb hit Zack Ziegler with a 14-yard touchdown pass with 1:18 to play and a Jake McIntosh interception sealed the win as Tennessee Tech fought back to claim a remarkable 34-31 win at UT Martin to remain unbeaten in OVC play The Golden Eagles won their fourth in a row, overcoming a determined Skyhawk team that took advantage of a couple costly Tech miscues. UTM had a 99-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, turned a midfield interception into a 14-point swing just before halftime, and scored a touchdown to open the second half after Tech didn’t field the opening kickoff. But, despite the mistakes, the Golden Eagles also came up with some gamechanging plays of their own. Corey Watson had a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown, Tim Benford broke tackles for a 72-yard touchdown catch, and Lamb directed the game-winning, 78-yard scoring drive in just six plays immediately after throwing an interception at midfield that appeared to kill Tech’s chances. It marked the fifth consecutive time that the visitor has won in the series. The two teams, ranked first and second in the OVC in nearly every statistical category, put up similar numbers in a battle that saw each appear to throw

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1 06:07 Tennessee Tech - SHARP, Zach 19 yd field goal. Drive: 8 plays, 71 yards in 2:46. 3-0 1 05:54 Tenn.-Martin - BARFIELD, Kevin 99 yd kickoff return. (SANDLIN, Cody kick is good). 3-7 2 09:41 Tenn.-Martin - SANDLIN, Cody 32 yd field goal. Drive: 6 plays, 44 yards in 1:41. 3 - 10 2 06:54 Tennessee Tech - SHARP, Zach 28 yd field goal. Drive: 8 plays, 69 yards in 2:47. 6 - 10 2 03:15 Tennessee Tech - BENFORD, Tim 72 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 1 plays, 72 yards in 1:56. 13 - 10 2 00:24 Tenn.-Martin - SHIVER, Stephen 16 yd pass from CARR, Derek. (SANDLIN, Cody kick is good). Drive: 4 plays, 51 yards in 0:17. 13 - 17 3 14:30 Tenn.-Martin - BARKSDALE, Tevi 3 yd run. (SANDLIN, Cody kick is good). Drive: 3 plays, 24 yards in 0:29. 13 - 24 3 04:27 Tennessee Tech - WATSON, Corey 28 yd interception return. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). 20 - 24 4 13:13 Tennessee Tech - LAMB, Tre 1 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 9 plays, 53 yards in 4:12. 27 - 24 4 10:16 Tenn.-Martin - BARKSDALE, Tevi 2 yd run. (SANDLIN, Cody kick is good). Drive: 9 plays, 70 yards in 2:50. 27 - 31 4 01:25 Tennessee Tech - ZIEGLER, Zack 14 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 6 plays, 78 yards in 1:53. 34 - 31

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numerous knockout punches. UTM had 434 yards of offense on 84 plays, with 233 on the ground in 52 attempts, and 201 passing. Tech countered with 407 yards on 74 plays, with 180 rushing on 42 carries and 227 through the air. The Tech defense intercepted three passes and the Skyhawks picked off two. Each team scored on four of its five tries in red zone. UTM had 24 first downs and Tech had 21. One big difference came in the penalty tally, where the Skyhawks really hurt their own performance. Tech had eight for 56 yards, while UTM had 13 for 142 including several key personal foul calls. Tech’s winning drive included a personal foul penalty and two pass interference calls against UTM. Dontey Gay led Tech’s ground game with 83 yards on 17 carries, while Lamb added 60 yards on nine totes. Lamb was 14-for-31 for 227 yards with two touchdowns, two interceptions and two sacks. Ziegler caught six passes for 77 yards. On defense, Richmond Tooley topped the chart with 12 tackles, while Austin Tallant and Watson had nine each. Tech’s interceptions came from Watson, McIntosh and Caleb Mitchell. UTM got 87 yards on 16 carries from Tevis Barksdale, and 82 yards on 19 tries by Jason McNair. Derek Carr was 13-for-31 for 183 yards and one touchdown. He was sacked once and threw three interceptions. Steve Shiver had five catches for 95 yards to lead the passing attack.

Team Statistics................ UTM..............TTU First Downs................................24......................21 Yards Rushing......................... 233...................180 Com-Att-Int.......................... 14-32-3...........14-31-2 Yards Passing........................... 201...................227 Total Offense........................... 434...................407 Punts/Avg...............................5/32.4..............4/42.2 Possession Time....................28:15................31:45 Leading Rushers UTM: Barksdale (87 yards on 16 carries) Tech: Gay (83 yards on 17 carries) Leading Passers UTM: Carr (13-of-31 for 184 yards) Tech: Lamb (14-of-31 for 227 yards)

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Game #6

Fourth quarter Golden Eagle rally just misses in first OVC loss October 15, 2010

Tucker Stadium / Cookeville, Tenn.. / Attendance: 7,218 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — A fourth-quarter rally wasn’t quite enough to lift 19th ranked Tennessee Tech over Tennessee State at Tucker Stadium as four costly turnovers wrecked the Golden Eagles’ bid for a fifth consecutive victory. It wasn’t for lack of heart-wrenching effort that Tech suffered its first conference loss of the season. The Golden Eagles nearly overcame their self-inflicted mistakes by scoring the final 20 points of the game and earned themselves a chance to win before coming up two points short. Tennessee Tech threw two interceptions and twice lost fumbles, a combined four turnovers that led to 14 Tennessee State points. The Tigers appeared to break the game open in the third quarter after recovering a fumble at the Tech 23yard line and scoring on a 15-yard Dante Thomas touchdown run to take a 42-20 lead with 10:28 left in the quarter. The Golden Eagle defense buckled down, however, holding the Tigers off the scoreboard for the remainder of the game and allowing the offense to chip away at the deficit. Tech cut the lead to 42-40 with just 15 seconds left to play when Tre Lamb hit Zack Ziegler on a 10-yard touchdown pass. The Golden Eagles recovered the ensuing onsides kick attempt, but officials ruled the ball did not travel the required 10 yards, giving TSU possession and ending the game. Lamb completed 34 of 58 passes for 348 yards, notching his first career 300yard passing game. Lamb broke three school records on the night, accounting for the most completed passes in a single game (34), the most pass attempts (58) and the most total play (69, taking into account his 11 rushes).

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The Golden Eagles amassed 36 first downs on the night, a school record, compared to 19 for TSU. Zach Sharp booted four field goals, including a career-high 49-yarder to cut the TSU lead to 28-20 just before halftime. He also connected on four extra points to account for 16 total points. Sharp hit a 31-yarder with 3:14 left in the third quarter to begin the Golden Eagle comeback, and Tommie McBride forced a TSU fumble that was recovered by junior linebacker Howard Griffin at the Tennessee State 46-yard line on the ensuing drive. Tech launched a drive that resulted in a two-yard touchdown pass from Lamb to Charlie Stevens, cutting the lead to 42-30 with 13:52 left in the game The Golden Eagle defense then forced TSU three-and-out, and the offense set up a Sharp 26yard attempt to cut the lead to 42-33. Tech’s defense stepped up once again, forcing a Tiger punt from deep in TSU territory, and the offense drove to the Tennessee State 14-yard-line before stalling. A holding penalty and a sack moved the ball back 18 yards, and Sharp’s 42-yard attempt his fifth field goal of the evening fell about a yard short of the crossbar. TSU put the ball on the ground again and Will Johnson recovered for the Golden Eagles at their own 21-yard line with 2:47 left to play, setting up the Lambto-Ziegler touchdown with 15 seconds left. Tech finished with 462 yards of total offense compared to 398 for TSU. Dontey Gay was the Golden Eagles’ leading rusher, carrying 11 times for 75 yards and one touchdown. Adam Urbano made his return to the field, seeing action for the first time since suffering an high ankle sprain in the season-opener at Iowa, and carried eight times for 32 yards while catching four passes for 25 yards.

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1 13:51 Tennessee St. - PRYOR,Jeremy 12 yd pass from GERMAN,Mike. (GODFREY,Jamin kick is good). Drive: 3 plays, 14 yards in 0:49. 7-0 1 08:44 Tennessee St. - WILSON,Devin 27 yd pass from GERMAN,Mike. (GODFREY,Jamin kick is good). Drive: 10 plays, 68 yards in 4:02. 14 - 0 1 06:10 Tennessee Tech - GAY, Dontey 1 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 6 plays, 77 yards in 2:27. 14 - 7 2 14:52 Tennessee Tech - ZIEGLER, Zack 10 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 11 plays, 77 yards in 4:26. 14 - 14 2 13:26 Tennessee St. - THOMAS,Dante’ 1 yd run. (GODFREY,Jamin kick is good). Drive: 5 plays, 62 yards in 1:18. 21 - 14 2 09:10 Tennessee Tech - SHARP, Zach 34 yd field goal. Drive: 9 plays, 42 yards in 4:09. 21 - 17 2 03:20 Tennessee St. - WARD,Trabis 3 yd run. (GODFREY,Jamin kick is good). Drive: 11 plays, 76 yards in 5:44. 28 - 17 2 00:02 Tennessee Tech - SHARP, Zach 49 yd field goal. Drive: 6 plays, 11 yards in 0:28. 28 - 20 3 11:27 Tennessee St. - GERMAN,Mike 9 yd run. (GODFREY,Jamin kick is good). Drive: 8 plays, 61 yards in 3:27. 35 - 20 3 10:28 Tennessee St. - THOMAS,Dante’ 15 yd run. (GODFREY,Jamin kick is good). Drive: 3 plays, 23 yards in 0:40. 42 - 20 3 03:14 Tennessee Tech - SHARP, Zach 31 yd field goal. Drive: 7 plays, 4 yards in 2:14. 42 - 23 4 13:52 Tennessee Tech - STEVENS, Charli 2 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 7 plays, 46 yards in 2:35. 42 - 30 4 09:42 Tennessee Tech - SHARP, Zach 26 yd field goal. Drive: 9 plays, 52 yards in 2:26. 42 - 33 4 00:15 Tennessee Tech - ZIEGLER, Zack 10 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 15 plays, 79 yards in 2:39. 42 - 40

Team Statistics TTU TSU First Downs................................36......................19 Yards Rushing......................... 114...................166 Com-Att-Int.......................... 34-58-2...........19-29-0 Yards Passing........................... 348...................232 Total Offense........................... 462...................398 Punts/Avg...............................1/39.0..............5/42.2 Possession Time....................30:39................29:21 Leading Rushers Tech: Gay (75 yards on 11 carries) TSU: Thomas (79 yards on 14 carries) Leading Passers Tech: Lamb (34-of-58 for 348 yards) TSU: German (19-of-29 for 232 yards)

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Game #7

Golden Eagles fight back to claim 21-14 win at Jacksonville State October 29, 2011

Burgess-Snow Field / Jacksonville, Ala. / Attendance: 18,933 JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – Give game balls to the Golden Eagle defense and special teams for their decisive roles in No. 19 Tennessee Tech’s improbable 21-14 victory at No. 13 Jacksonville State. And, while you’re at it, the offense can have one, too. Even though the offensive unit sputtered through most of the first half, they found their groove in time to help earn the come-frombehind victory and push the Golden Eagles into a three-way tie for first place in the Ohio Valley Conference. Junior quarterback Tre Lamb was 15-for18 for 168 yards, and his poise got the offense back on track. Junior Adam Urbano led the rushing game, going for 95 yards on 13 carries and one touchdown, while Dontey Gay added 36 yards on 11 carries, including two touchdowns. The Tech defense, which featured several headliners, held JSU’s Washaun Ealey to 68 yards on 16 carries. Calvin Middleton added 69 yards on 16 tries. Quarterback Coty Blanchard was 17-for-22 for 175 yards and one touchdown, and also rushed 14 times for 31 yards and one TD. Freshman Austin Tallant topped the tackle chart for Tech with 12 stops, while Jamere Hogue made nine tackles including a quarterback sack, and recovered the fumble in the closing minutes that sealed the win for the Golden Eagles. Corey Watson had eight tackles, and it was his jarring tackles that forced the fumble as the Gamecocks were driving for a potential tying score. The win appeared improbable during the first half when the JSU defense dominated and the home team bolted out to a quick 7-0 lead with a 77-yard, game-opening scoring drive. Beginning with a quarterback sack on Tech’s first offensive play, the Golden Eagles just couldn’t move the ball. In fact, the Golden Eagles didn’t get a single first down in the first quarter, and never crossed into JSU territory. However, the Tech defense settled in and held JSU scoreless the rest of the first half. The biggest play came on fourth-and-two at the TTU 36 after Jacksonville State had marched from its own 32. Blanchard was stuffed by Marcus Edwards

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for a gain of one yard, and the offense used that play to springboard itself back into the contest. After 27 minutes with zero yard of total offense, the offense responded on the arm of Lamb. He connected with Tim Benford and Zack Ziegler on back-to-back strikes and Tech moved quickly downfield, setting up a one-yard touchdown push by Gay that tied the game, 7-7, before halftime. Lamb and the offense came out of the dressing room to open the second half and put together an impressive, 11-play, 72-yard scoring drive that took nearly six minutes off the game clock. Urbano accounted for 37 yards on the drive, including a five-yard TD to put Tech on top, 14-7. Jacksonville State bounced right back with 70-yard, 13-play scoring drive that knotted the contest once more, 14-14. The Golden Eagles put together the eventual game-winning drive on their next possession, beginning from their own 22. Facing third-and-12, Lamb hit Benford for a 13-yard gain, then Henry Rodgers for an 11yard pickup. After switching directions with the end of the quarter, Lamb heaved on deep that Ryan Tilghman fought to make a leaping grab and turn into a 43-yard play. His catch set Tech up with a first-and-goal at the 10, and Gay carried three times for all the yards and his 12th touchdown of the year. The Tech offense also chewed up more than five minutes later in the quarter with a nine-play drive before Nick Campbell’s 42-yard punt backed JSU to its own 13 with 3:28 to play. Campbell punted five times and four were downed inside the Gamecock 20. JSU moved from its own 13 to the Tech 30, but that’s where Watson and Hogue came up with the game’s only turnover. After catching a swing pass, Middleton was hit hard by Watson and lost the handle, and Hogue recovered in front of the Tech bench. Trying to run out the final 1:25, Tech gave the ball to Urbano and he broke off a 34-yard run on third-and six.

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1 07:56 Jacksonville St. - SLOTA,Jerry 4 yd pass from BLANCHARD,Coty. (ESCO,James kick is good). Drive: 15 plays, 77 yards in 7:04. 0-7 2 01:05 Tennessee Tech - GAY, Dontey 1 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 7 plays, 65 yards in 2:08. 7-7 3 09:04 Tennessee Tech - URBANO, Adam 5 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 11 plays, 72 yards in 5:49. 14 - 7 3 02:55 Jacksonville St. - BLANCHARD,Coty 13 yd run. (ESCO,James kick is good). Drive: 13 plays, 70 yards in 6:03. 14 - 14 4 13:06 Tennessee Tech - GAY, Dontey 1 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 9 plays, 78 yards in 4:44. 21 - 14

Team Statistics................. JSU...............TTU First Downs................................19......................15 Yards Rushing......................... 162...................117 Com-Att-Int.......................... 17-22-0...........15-18-0 Yards Passing........................... 175...................168 Total Offense........................... 337...................285 Punts/Avg...............................5/37.8..............5/37.2 Possession Time....................31:36................28:24 Leading Rushers JSU: Middleton (69 yards on 16 carries) Tech: Urbano (95 yards on 13 carries) Leading Passers JSU: Blanchard (17-of-22 for 175 yards) Tech: Lamb (15-of-18 for 168 yards)

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Game #8

Title hopes still burn bright despite one-point Homecoming loss November 5, 2011

Tucker Stadium / Cookeville, Tenn. / Attendance: 6,739 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Tech rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit but a missed extra point along with missed opportunities to convert Murray State turnovers cost the Golden Eagles in a 38-37 Homecoming loss at Tucker Stadium. The Golden Eagles put together a 13-play, 87-yard scoring drive that was capped on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Tre Lamb to Tim Benford with 2:05 left in the game, but freshman kicker Zach Sharp’s extra-point attempt hit the upright and bounced out. Tech’s ensuing onsides kick attempt went out of bounds, giving Murray State possession. With no time outs remaining, the Golden Eagles could not stop the clock and the Racers downed the ball three times to run out the clock. It was a record-setting day for the Golden Eagles despite the loss as wide receiver Tim Benford became the school’s all-time leading receiver with 2,952 yards, surpassing Larry Shipp. Benford also tied Shipp’s record for most career touchdown catches with 27. Trailing 31-17 at halftime, the Golden Eagles put together two long touchdown drives in the third quarter to tie the game at 31 with 1:36 left in the period. On the first scoring drive, Tech gained its yardage almost exclusively on the ground, getting an 18-yard carry from Zack Ziegler and a one-yard touchdown carry from Dontey Gay with 9:37 left in the quarter. After forcing a Murray State punt that the Racers downed at the TTU two-yard-line, the Golden Eagles launched an eight-play, 98-yard drive that resulted in a game-tying four-yard touchdown run from Gay.

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dam Urbano played a key role in the drive, coming up with a A 38-yard carry on the first play to get the Golden Eagles out of the shadow of their own end zone, then catching a screen pass from Tre Lamb and taking it 24 yards to the Murray State four-yard line. The Racers responded, however, putting together a 14-play, 82-yard scoring drive of their own that resulted in a oneyard Casey Brockman touchdown dive. After Tech’s next drive stalled, Richmond Tooley came up with what could have been a game-saving play, diving to intercept a Brockman pass at the Murray State 43-yard line. Tech couldn’t move the ball once again as Lamb was stopped on a fourth-down quarterback keeper, but the Golden Eagle defense forced a punt, giving the offense another shot with 6:49 left on the clock. This time, TTU marched 87 yards on 13 plays getting two big completions from Lamb, one a 16-yarder to Ziegler and another a 29-yard gainer to Benford before the 13-yard scoring strike with 2:05 left. Murray State committed two turnovers in the game, neither of which the Golden Eagles could turn into points. Lamb finished the game 14-for-29 for 197 yards and two touchdowns while Urbano led Tech’s ground game, carrying nine times for 119 yards, an average of 13.2 yards per carry. Dontey Gay also carried 17 times for 89 yards. Benford was the Golden Eagles’ leading receiver, catching six passes for 116 yards and a score. Tennessee Tech took a quick 10-0 lead out of the gate on a 21-yard field goal from Zach Sharp and an eight-yard touchdown pass from Lamb to Charlie Stevens. The Racers came back, however, scoring on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Brockman to Nevar Griffin, then taking a 14-10 lead on a four-yard Mike Harris touchdown run. Tech regained the advantage when Dontey Gay ran in a touchdown from five yards out to make the score 17-14, but from there Murray State scored on three consecutive possessions to take a 31-14 lead into the break.

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1 11:07 Tennessee Tech - SHARP, Zach 21 yd field goal. Drive: 10 plays, 49 yards in 3:26. 0-3 1 06:03 Tennessee Tech - STEVENS, Charli 8 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 7 plays, 67 yards in 2:56. 0 - 10 1 02:25 Murray St. - GRIFFIN, Nevar 24 yd pass from BROCKMAN, Casey. (CULLEN, Kienan kick is good). Drive: 11 plays, 71 yards in 3:29. 7 - 10 2 14:00 Murray St. - HARRIS, Mike 4 yd run. (CULLEN, Kienan kick is good). Drive: 9 plays, 59 yards in 3:23. 14 - 10 2 12:58 Tennessee Tech - GAY, Dontey 5 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 4 plays, 80 yards in 1:02. 14 - 17 2 09:59 Murray St. - POWELL, Walter 6 yd pass from BROCKMAN, Casey. (CULLEN, Kienan kick is good). Drive: 12 plays, 72 yards in 2:53. 21 - 17 2 03:22 Murray St. - CULLEN, Kienan 33 yd field goal. Drive: 10 plays, 64 yards in 3:55. 24 - 17 2 00:21 Murray St. - BRACKETT, Arthu 6 yd pass from BROCKMAN, Casey. (CULLEN, Kienan kick is good). Drive: 7 plays, 33 yards in 1:53. 31 - 17 3 09:37 Tennessee Tech - GAY, Dontey 1 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 13 plays, 79 yards in 5:17. 31 - 24 3 01:36 Tennessee Tech - GAY, Dontey 4 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 8 plays, 98 yards in 3:50. 31 - 31 4 11:57 Murray St. - BROCKMAN, Casey 1 yd run. (CULLEN, Kienan kick is good). Drive: 14 plays, 82 yards in 4:32. 38 - 31 4 02:05 Tennessee Tech - BENFORD, Tim 13 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick failed). Drive: 13 plays, 87 yards in 4:44. 38 - 37

Team Statistics.................TTU............. MUR First Downs................................23......................24 Yards Rushing......................... 261...................133 Com-Att-Int.......................... 14-29-1...........31-43-1 Yards Passing........................... 197...................270 Total Offense........................... 458...................403 Punts/Avg...............................2/46.5..............4/41.5 Possession Time....................28:50................31:10 Leading Rushers Tech: Urbano (119 yards on 9 carries) MUR: Harris (56 yards on 16 carries) Leading Passers Tech: Lamb (14-of-29 for 197 yards) MUR: Brockman (31-of-43 for 270 yards)

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Game #9

Golden Eagles win 28-21 at EKU, pull within one win of title November 12, 2011

Roy Kidd Stadium / Richmond, Ky. / Attendance: 6,100 RICHMOND, Ky. – Tre Lamb absorbed a hit, stayed on his feet and cut upfield, carrying in a four-yard touchdown run with 6:35 left in Tennessee Tech’s crucial Saturday game at Eastern Kentucky to break a 21-21 tie and give the Golden Eagles a lead they wouldn’t lose en route to a season-saving 28-21 victory over the Colonels. The victory in Richmond was the first since 2000 while head coach Watson Brown earned his first victory over the Colonels of his tenure at TTU. Eastern Kentucky took advantage of a Charlie Stevens fumble at midfield early in the fourth quarter, scoring on an 11-yard pass from T.J. Pryor to Tyrone Goard to tie the game at 21. A 38-yard run set up the score for the Colonels. Tech’s offense responded on the ensuing possession, however, moving downfield on a 12-yard pass from Lamb to Doug Page and then a 14-yard carry by Adam Urbano. The Golden Eagles then ran into trouble, drawing a holding penalty that ultimately led to a 3rd-and-11 play. But Lamb delivered a short screen pass to Dontey Gay, who carried it the rest of the way for a first down at the Eastern Kentucky 12-yard-line, setting up the touchdown run. Eastern Kentucky attempted to put together a drive to answer, moving the ball into TTU territory to the 43-yard line but quarterback T.J. Pryor was sacked by Cory Webber on 3rd-and-10, forcing the Colonels to punt with 1:39 left on the clock. One Tennessee Tech first down later, and the Golden Eagles ran out the clock to secure the win. Tech dominated the game statistically, racking up 367 yards of total offense while holding the Colonels to 194, but EKU scored two of its three touchdowns by taking advantage of short-field situations set up by Tech fumbles. In addition to its ability to move the ball offensively, Tech also got big plays from

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touchdowns in a season. After EKU took an early 7-0 lead, Tech evened the score on a six-yard pass from Lamb to Zack Ziegler that capped off a 12-play, 46-yard drive early in the second quarter. The Colonels reclaimed the lead on a fourth-down conversion from the TTU 1-yard line with 8:45 left to play before halftime when Pryor faked a hand-off and rolled out to find Matt Lengel in the end zone. Tech would even things again, however, scoring with 3:18 left in the half on a 16-yard pass from Lamb to Cody Matthews to cap an 11-play, 80-yard march. The touchdown was the first-career for Matthews, a sophomore wide receiver. .

1 08:29 Eastern Ky. - BANJOMAN, H.B. 1 yd run. (PRAY, Luke kick is good). Drive: 2 plays, 41 yards in 0:35. 0-7 2 13:51 Tennessee Tech - ZIEGLER, Zack 6 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 12 plays, 46 yards in 5:47. 7-7 2 08:45 Eastern Ky. - LENGEL, Matt 1 yd pass from PRYOR, T.J.. PRAY, Luke kick is good). Drive: 10 plays, 63 yards in 5:06. 7 - 14 2 03:18 Tennessee Tech - MATTHEWS, Cody 16 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards in 5:27. 14 - 14 3 08:44 Tennessee Tech - GAY, Dontey 1 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 7 plays, 17 yards in 3:13. 21 - 14 4 11:11 Eastern Ky. - GOARD, Tyrone 11 yd pass from PRYOR, T.J.. (PRAY, Luke kick is good). Drive: 3 plays, 50 yards in 1:04. 21 - 21 4 06:35 Tennessee Tech - LAMB, Tre 4 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 11 plays, 58 yards in 4:36. 28 - 21

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its defense and special teams. The Golden Eagles sacked EKU quarterback T.J. Pryor four times on the afternoon, two of which came by way of junior outside linebacker Marcus Edwards. On special teams, freshman Tra’Darius Goff changed the course of the game by blocking a Jordan Berry punt with the score tied at 14 halfway through the third quarter. Tech recovered and took over possession at the Colonels’ 17-yard line, punching the ball in on a 1-yard carry by Dontey Gay to take a 21-14 lead. With the exception of a first-quarter interception which Eastern Kentucky could not convert to points, Tech quarterback Tre Lamb was ruthlessly effective on the day, going 16-for-20 for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Lamb spread his 16 completions around to eight different receivers. Urbano gained the most yardage of any of those receivers, catching one pass for 31 yards. Urbano also led the Golden Eagles’ rushing attack, carrying 24 times for 144 yards. Lamb had 16 rushes for 84 yards and Dontey Gay contributed 10 carries for 29 yards and a touchdown. Gay’s trip to the end zone was his 14th of the season, giving him the all-time Tech record for rushing

Team Statistics.................TTU..............EKU First Downs................................17....................... 9 Yards Rushing......................... 241...................129 Com-Att-Int.......................... 16-20-1............8-17-0 Yards Passing........................... 126....................65 Total Offense........................... 367...................194 Punts/Avg............................... 3/39.0.............7/39.1 Possession Time.................... 35:11...............24:49 Leading Rushers Tech: Urbano (127 yards on 24 carries) EKU: Denham (151 yards on 25 carries) Leading Passers Tech: Lamb (16-of-20 for 126 yards) EKU: Pryor (8-of-17 for 65 yards)

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Game #10

Tech celebrates OVC Championship with 49-7 win over Austin Peay November 19, 2011

Tucker Stadium / Cookeville, Tenn. / Attendance: 9,142 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — It was a long time coming, but the 36-year drought made Tennessee Tech’s 2011 Ohio Valley Conference championship victory that much sweeter. The Golden Eagles used a big third quarter to dispatch in-state rival Austin Peay, 49-7, en route to claiming the school’s first league title since 1975. Officially, the Golden Eagles finish in a three-way tie atop the conference with Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State, but by virtue of head-to-head victories over both EKU and JSU, Tech receives the OVC’s automatic berth to the FCS playoffs. A crowd of 9,142 reveled in the celebration along with their team. Students swarmed the field in the game’s closing seconds and Tech was presented the OVC championship trophy on the field. Tennessee Tech fought its way through a first-half in which it lost three fumbles but still managed to lead 14-7 at the break. The Golden Eagles took firm control early in the second half, however, scoring four third-quarter touchdowns to take a 42-7 lead into the final period. Tre Lamb faked a hand-off and found a hole off tackle, carrying in a 12-yard touchdown with 10:04 left in the third quarter to put the Golden Eagles up 21-7 and begin the barrage of Tech scoring. The defense then did its part as Richmond Tooley intercepted a Jake Ryan pass at the Austin Peay 47-yard line. After a 27-yard carry by Dontey Gay set up the Golden Eagles at the 13-yard line, Lamb carried two yards for his third rushing touchdown of the afternoon to put Tech ahead 28-7 and well within grasp of the title. Gay had a big day, carrying 25 times for 192 yards and eclipsing the 1,000yard mark for the season. His two-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter also made Gay the all-time leader in single-season rushing touchdowns at Tech with 15. Gay finished the day with 1,009 yards on the year.

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Gay’s effort led a 346-yard rushing day for Tech. The Golden Eagles finished with 458 yards of total offense while holding Austin Peay to 255. While Tech did most of its damage on the ground, quarterback Tre Lamb completed 7 of his 11 passes for 112 yards and one touchdown while also running for 52 yards on 14 carries. Tech got on the scoreboard first in the first quarter when Lamb capped off a 5-play, 36-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown dive. The Golden Eagles added to that lead just minutes later when Lamb completed a bomb to a wide-open Cody Matthews, who ran the rest of the way to paydirt, completing a 61-yard scoring strike. Austin Peay finally got its offense in gear in the second quarter, launching a drive that resulted in an 18-yard touchdown scamper by White. The Golden Eagles struggled over the rest of the second quarter. Lamb fumbled on a quarterback sneak attempt from the Austin Peay two-yard line, then lost the ball again on a carry deep inside Tech territory. Jordan Johnson and Jake McIntosh combined to turn away an Austin Peay rush attempt, however, on fourth down from the 2-yard line to maintain a 14-7 lead at the break. With Tech holding a 28-7 lead in the third quarter, McIntosh picked off Ryan for the second time and returned it to midfield, setting up another Tech scoring drive that resulted in an eight-yard touchdown run by Cody Forbes. TTU struck again very quickly as Luke Woodason forced a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and Richmond Tooley picked it up and carried it in from 19 yards out, taking the lead to 42-7. Gay scored Tech’s final touchdown from two yards out in the fourth quarter.

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1 04:39 Tennessee Tech - LAMB, Tre 1 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 5 plays, 36 yards in 1:29. 0-7 1 01:16 Tennessee Tech - MATTHEWS, Cody 61 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 3 plays, 61 yards in 1:12. 0 - 14 2 12:49 Austin Peay - WHITE, Ryan 18 yd run. (STANSELL, Steph kick is good). Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards in 3:27. 7 - 14 3 10:04 Tennessee Tech - LAMB, Tre 12 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 11 plays, 71 yards in 4:56. 7 - 21 3 05:48 Tennessee Tech - LAMB, Tre 3 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 5 plays, 48 yards in 2:15. 7 - 28 3 02:06 Tennessee Tech - FORBES, Cody 8 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 3 plays, 50 yards in 1:35. 7 - 35 3 01:54 Tennessee Tech - TOOLEY, Richmon 19 yd fumble return. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). 7 - 42 4 07:52 Tennessee Tech - GAY, Dontey 2 yd run. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 13 plays, 51 yards in 7:30. 7 - 49

Team Statistics........APSU..............TTU First Downs......................15...................... 23 Yards Rushing................153....................346 Com-Att-Int.................11-28-2............. 7-11-0 Yards Passing..................102....................112 Total Offense..................255....................458 Punts/Avg..................... 5/28.8.............. 2/42.0 Possession Time..........27:46................ 32:14 Leading Rushers APSU: White (140 yards on 30 carries) Tech: Gay (192 yards on 25 carries) Leading Passers APSU: Ryan (11-of-28 for 102 yards) Tech: Lamb (7-of-11 for 112 yards)

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Game #11

Historic season comes to end in playoff loss to Central Arkansas November 29, 2011

Tucker Stadium / Cookeville, Tenn. / Attendance: 4,576 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Central Arkansas used a stingy defensive performance to take a 34-14 victory away from Tucker Stadium in the first round of the FCS Playoffs, ending a special season for Tennessee Tech. The Golden Eagles won their first Ohio Valley Conference title since 1975 and made their first-ever appearance in the FCS Playoffs in addition to setting numerous team and individual season and career records. The Central Arkansas defensive front was too much for Tech. The Bears held TTU’s usually balanced offensive attack to just 58 rushing yards, a number that stood at just 10 at halftime. UCA quarterback Nathan Dick also enjoyed a solid day, completing 23 of 29 passes for 319 yards and two touchdowns. Tennessee Tech set new single-season records for both points and first downs on Saturday. The Golden Eagles finished the 2011-12 season with 355 points and 237 first downs. Golden Eagle quarterback Tre Lamb had a strong afternoon despite the loss, completing 30 of 44 passes for 291 yards and two touchdowns. Tim Benford was Tech’s leading receiver, catching seven passes for 97 yards. Both defenses held strong early before Central Arkansas got on the board with a clock-chewing seven-play, 77-yard scoring drive which they capped off with a one-yard Terence Bobo touchdown run. The Bears converted numerous first downs on the drive, which concluded with 2:16 left on the first-quarter clock. The Bears then took advantage of a muffed kick return by Cody Forbes, recovering the fumble at the TTU 25-yard line and getting a 25-yard field goal from kicker Eddie Camara at the beginning of the second quarter to take a 10-0 lead. The Golden Eagles were able to answer with a 14-play, 80-yard drive that ended in a diving touchdown catch by Cody Matthews on an 11-yard

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throw from Tre Lamb, cutting the lead to 10-7 with 8:40 left in the half. Central Arkansas would put another score on the board before halftime, however, marching 97 yards downfield to score on a oneyard quarterback sneak by Nathan Dick with 1:55 left in the half. Tennessee Tech got the ball first in the second half but couldn’t move the ball, and Central Arkansas extended its advantage with a 35-yard field goal by Camara to make the score 20-7. The Bears held TTU once again and got the ball back, scoring almost immediately on a 42-yard touchdown strike from Dick to Jesse Grandy to take a commanding 27-7 lead. Tech would score once more in the game, capping a 15-play, 94-yard drive with a six-yard pass from Lamb to Stevens with 13:13 left in the fourth quarter. Central Arkansas put the game out of reach, however with an 87-yard drive of their own that resulted in a 30yard scoring strike from Dick to a wide-open Thomas Hart. Dontey Gay was Tech’s leading rusher, carrying 10 times for 36 yards. In addition to Benford’s 97 receiving yards, the Golden Eagles also got big games from senior tight end Charlie Stevens, who caught five passes for 56 yards, and Zack Ziegler, who hauled in seven passes for 59 yards. The game marked the final performance at Tech for the team’s seniors Travis Adkins, Dominick Baker, Tim Benford, Nick Campbell, Ben Davis, Dwight Evans, Dontey Gay, Jamere Hogue, Malcolm Jones, Jake McIntosh, Matt Mercy, Alden Olverson, J.R. Richmond, Scott Schweitzer, Charlie Stevens, Ryan St. John, Richmond Tooley, Justin Vann, Corey Watson and Ryan Weeks.

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1 02:16 Central Ark. - Bobo, Terence 1 yd run. (Camara, Eddie kick is good). Drive: 17 plays, 77 yards in 8:28. 7-0 2 14:56 Central Ark. - Camara, Eddie 25 yd field goal. Drive: 6 plays, 17 yards in 2:18. 10 - 0 2 08:40 Tennessee Tech - MATTHEWS, Cody 11 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 14 plays, 80 yards in 6:16. 10 - 7 2 01:55 Central Ark. - Dick, Nathan 1 yd run. (Camara, Eddie kick is good). Drive: 9 plays, 97 yards in 3:28. 17 - 7 3 07:37 Central Ark. - Camara, Eddie 35 yd field goal. Drive: 13 plays, 58 yards in 6:02. 20 - 7 3 04:50 Central Ark. - Grandy, Jesse 42 yd pass from Dick, Nathan. (Camara, Eddie kick is good). Drive: 2 plays, 46 yards in 0:34. 27 - 7 4 13:13 Tennessee Tech - STEVENS, Charli 6 yd pass from LAMB, Tre. (SHARP, Zach kick is good). Drive: 15 plays, 94 yards in 6:14. 27 - 14 4 09:49 Central Ark. - Hart, Thomas 30 yd pass from Dick, Nathan. (Camara, Eddie kick is good). Drive: 7 plays, 87 yards in 3:15. 34 - 14

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Team Statistics................C.Ark.............TTU First Downs................................23......................20 Yards Rushing......................... 120....................58 Com-Att-Int.......................... 23-29-0...........30-44-1 Yards Passing........................... 319...................291 Total Offense........................... 439...................349 Punts/Avg...............................2/32.0..............4/36.2 Possession Time....................30:32................29:28 Leading Rushers C. Ark: Hinton (87 yards on 19 carries) Tech: Gay (36 yards on 10 carries) Leading Passers C.Ark: Dick (23-of-29 for 319 yards) Tech: Lamb (30-of-44 for 291 yards)

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From left: Beth DeBauche, Ohio Valley Conference Commissioner; Brad Walker, Associate Commissioner/Chief Operating Officer; Jennifer Gibbs, Assistant Commissioner for Championships; Kyle Schwartz, Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations; Brian Pulley, Assistant Commissioner for External Affairs; Matthew Banker, Assistant Commissioner for Institutional Services; Heather Brown, Director of Media Relations.

Entering its 64th year, the Ohio Valley Conference continues to build on the success that has made it the nation’s eighth-oldest NCAA Division I conference. In May 2011 the Conference expanded for the second time in four years, adding Belmont University which will begin competition in the 2012-13 academic year. The addition of Belmont will give the OVC 12 members, the most the league has had at one time in its illustrious history. The move added a second team in the city of Nashville and was the first addition to the league since Southern Illinois University Edwardsville joined in 2008. SIUE will begin regular season competition this season (2011-12) and be eligible for postseason the same year Belmont joins the league. The 2009-10 school year saw a change in leadership as Beth DeBauche was named the seventh full-time Commissioner in league history on July 28. She is currently one of just five females to be the head of a Division I conference, and one of just eight to lead a Division I conference all-time. The last three commissioners of the OVC have moved onto jobs as the commissioner of the Big Ten, Big 12 and the Mid-American Conferences. The OVC’s proud past dates back to 1948, but seeds for the new league were actually planted in 1941. Discussions were put on hold by World War II but reemerged Feb. 27-28, 1948 at the Kentucky Hotel in Louisville as Morehead State, Louisville and Evansville merged to form the OVC. Tennessee Tech joined the OVC the following year. In the 1950s, the OVC became a pioneer on a much more significant scale socially, breaking racial barriers to providde educational and athletic opportunities to African-Americans. Through the past 63 years, 15 teams have won or shared the league’s football title. The list is led by Eastern Kentucky, winner of 20 outright or shared football crowns, including both the 2007 and 2008 championships. Former member Middle Tennessee is next with 11 titles, followed by Tennessee Tech with nine. The first Division I-AA/FCS football playoff was held in 1978 with only four teams, which is the only year through present day that the OVC did not field a playoff representative. In the late 1970s, women’s athletics began somewhat of a rebirth on the national scene as the NCAA began sponsoring and marketing women’s sports. Recognizing the need to provide increased opportunities for female athletes, the OVC established women’s championships in the sports of basketball, tennis and track in 1977, with cross country and volley-

ball added over the next four years. Those sports were initially governed by the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), but the overall strength of women’s programs in the league was demonstrated by the automatic bids the OVC instantly received when the NCAA became the governing body in 1982. The playing field is not the only place where OVC athletes are working hard. The league also recognizes excellence in the classroom. Six Scholar-Athlete Awards are presented yearly to male and female athletes, while others are commended for their academic success by being Medal of Honor recipients or earning a spot on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Additionally, the league annually presents one institutional Academic Achievement Award, as well as separate team awards in each Conference-sponsored sport. Since the College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) Academic All-America program began, the Ohio Valley Conference has had 202 student-athletes honored with the award, including 35 over the last three years. Through the early years of the league, administrators wrestled with fan behavior due to the close proximity of the Conference members and the intense rivalries which developed. Just as it did decades ago, the OVC took the leadership

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role on what has become a national issue. In 1995, the OVC implemented a first-of-its-kind “Sportsmanship Statement,” a policy which promotes principles of fair play, ethical conduct and respect for one’s opponent. The statement has become a model for others to follow across the nation, and has answered the challenge of the NCAA Presidents Commission to improve sportsmanship in collegiate athletics. Additionally, the OVC annually presents the Steve Hamilton Sportsmanship Award, in honor of the former Morehead State student-athlete, coach and athletics director, to a junior or senior student-athlete with significant athletic contributions who best exemplifies the characteristics of sportsmanship and citizenship. Most recently, the Conference has also implemented the OVC Institutional and Team Sportsmanship Awards, which are presented to one institution and 18 sportspecific teams voted by their peers to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct as outlined by the OVC and NCAA. The vision of leadership demonstrated by the Founding Fathers in 1948 remains alive today as the Ohio Valley Conference prepares for the future. One example is in regard to the current trend in collegiate athletics administration for increased involvement of university presidents in setting policies and making rules. The presidents of OVC institutions, however, have always governed the Conference, long before presidential governance became a national theme. The Ohio Valley Conference sponsors the following sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis and track for men, and basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball for women. In addition, the OVC also sponsors the combined men’s and women’s sport of rifle. Now in its seventh decade of competition, the Ohio Valley Conference has grown significantly from its humble beginnings while increasing the number of athletics opportunities it provides for students. Current league representatives include charter members Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University and Murray State University, along with Austin Peay State University, Eastern Illinois University, Jacksonville State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Martin. Belmont University will become the league’s 12th member on July 1, 2012.

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o h i o v a l l e y c o n f e re n c e 2011 All-OVC Teams

FIRST-TEAM OFFENSE

Player, School Casey Brockman, Murray State # Matt Denham, Eastern Kentucky Washaun Ealey, Jacksonville State Mike Harris, Murray State Calvin McNairl, Tennessee State Tim Benford, Tech Kenny Jones, UT Martin O.J. Enabosi, Eastern Kentucky Scott Schweitzer, Tech Michael Mancini, UT Martin Aaron Adams, Eastern Kentucky Patrick Ford, Eastern Kentucky

FIRST-TEAM DEFENSE

Player, School Anthony Brown, EKU Emory Attig, Eastern Kentucky Jamison Wadley, Jax State Marcus Edwards, Tech Ichiro Vance, Eastern Kentucky Blake Peiffer, Southeast Missouri Rico Council, Tennessee State Amius Smith, Austin Peay Justin Bell, Eastern Kentucky Joseph Wylie, Tennessee State Richmond Tooley, Tech

FIRST-TEAM SPECIALISTS Player, School Cody Sandlin, UT Martin Jordan Berry, Eastern Kentucky #% Jeremy Caldwell, Eastern Kentucky

Pos. QB RB RB RB WR WR TE C OG OG OT OT

Ht. 6-2 5-11 5-11 5-11 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-5 6-3 6-6 6-6

Wt. 215 181 215 200 185 195 235 284 300 280 290 306

Yr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr.

Hometown Murray, Ky. Rineyville, Ky. Stillmore, Ga. Tulsa, Okla. Paris, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Knoxville, Tenn. Villa Rica, Ga. Alpharetta, Ga. Collierville, Tenn. Lake Worth, Fla. Richmond, Ky.

Pos. DL DL DL DL LB LB LB DB DB DB DB

Ht. 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-2 5-11 6-3 5-11

Wt. 240 281 282 245 234 225 255 222 184 215 185

Yr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr.

Hometown Cincinnati, Ohio Alpharetta, Ga. Gadsden, Ala. Alabaster, Ala. LaGrange, Ky. Jackson, Mo. Chattanooga, Tenn. F Clarksville, Tenn. Tampa, Fla. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Memphis, Tenn.

Pos. K P RS

Ht. 6-2 1 6-5 5-10

Wt. 80 195 180

Yr. Jr. So. Sr.

Hometown Goodlettsville, Tenn. Essendon, Australia Chattanooga, Tenn.

OVC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Tim Benford (WR), Tennessee Tech OVC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Rico Council (LB), Tennessee State OVC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR: Michael German (QB), Tennessee State OVC COACH OF THE YEAR: Watson Brown, Tennessee Tech

ALL-TIME OVC CHAMPIONS 1948 Murray State 1949 Evansville 1950 Murray State 1951 Murray State 1952 TENNESSEE TECH Western Kentucky 1953 TENNESSEE TECH 1954 Eastern Kentucky 1955 TENNESSEE TECH 1956 Middle Tennessee 1957 Middle Tennessee 1958 TENNESSEE TECH Middle Tennessee 1959 TENNESSEE TECH Middle Tennessee 1960 TENNESSEE TECH 1961 TENNESSEE TECH 1962 East Tennessee Eastern Kentucky Middle Tennessee Morehead State 1963 Western Kentucky 1964 Middle Tennessee 1965 Middle Tennessee 1966 Morehead State 1967 Eastern Kentucky 1968 Eastern Kentucky

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1969 East Tennessee 1970 Western Kentucky 1971 Western Kentucky 1972 TENNESSEE TECH 1973 Western Kentucky 1974 Eastern Kentucky 1975 TENNESSEE TECH 1976 Eastern Kentucky 1977 Austin Peay 1978 Western Kentucky 1979 Murray State 1980 Western Kentucky 1981 Eastern Kentucky 1982 Eastern Kentucky 1983 Eastern Kentucky 1984 Eastern Kentucky 1985 Middle Tennessee 1986 Murray State Eastern Kentucky 1987 Youngstown Eastern Kentucky 1988 Eastern Kentucky 1989 Middle Tennessee 1990 Eastern Kentucky Middle Tennessee 1991 Eastern Kentucky 1992 Middle Tennessee

1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Murray State Murray State Eastern Kentucky Tennessee State Tennessee State Western Kentucky Eastern Illinois Eastern Illinois Murray State Jacksonville State Jacksonville State Eastern Illinois Eastern Illinois UT Martin Eastern Kentucky Eastern Kentucky Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri TENNESSEE TECH Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State

2011 FINAL OVC STANDINGS

Conference Overall Team W L Pct W L Pct *#Tennessee Tech 6 2 .750 7 4 .636 Eastern Kentucky 6 2 .750 7 5 .583 Jacksonville State 6 2 .750 7 4 .636 Murray State 5 3 .625 7 4 .636 Tennessee State 4 4 .500 5 6 .455 UT Martin 4 4 .500 5 6 .455 Austin Peay 2 6 .250 3 8 .273 Southeast Missouri 2 6 .250 3 8 .273 Eatern Illinois 1 7 .125 2 9 .182 * — 2011 OVC Champions

SECOND-TEAM OFFENSE

Player, School Matt Scheible, Southeast Missouri Ryan White, Austin Peay Dontey Gay, Tennessee Tech Tyrone Goard, Eastern Kentucky Quentin Sims, UT Martin Von Wise, Eastern Illinois Sherman Carter, Tennessee State Eric Zink, Eastern Illinois Kadeem Edwards, Tennessee State Raymond Hopson, Murray State Rogers Gaines, Tennessee State

# — 2011 NCAA Division I Playoff Participant

Pos. QB RB RB WR WR TE C OG OG OT OT

Ht. 6-1 5-8 5-9 6-5 6-3 6-4 6-4 6-6 6-4 6-2 6-7

Wt. 200 199 205 194 202 209 300 266 290 275 345

Yr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr.

Hometown Washington, Mo. Nashville, Tenn. Lexington, Ky. Charleston, W.Va. Cincinnati, Ohio Cincinnati, Ohio LaVergne, Tenn. Oshkosh, Wis. Sanford, Fla. Houston, Texas Goodlettsville, Tenn.

Player, School Pos. Ht. Wt. Artavious Dowdell, Eastern Illinois DL 6-2 230 Monte Lewis, Jacksonville State DL 6-3 251 Antonio Harper, Tennessee State DL 6-1 211 Travis Adkins, Tennessee Tech DL 6-5 275 Cory Leman, Eastern Illinois LB 6-0 221 Sam Small, Murray State LB 6-1 230 Qua Huzzie, Murray State LB 5-11 237 Jeremy Caldwell, EKU DB 5-10 180 Patrick McClellan, EKU DB 6-4 212 A.J. Davis, Jacksonville State DB 6-0 183 Dontrell Johnson, Murray State DB 5-11 180 Will Johnson, Tennessee Tech DB 6-2 205

Yr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr.

Hometown .... Belle Glade, Fla. Abbeville, Ala. .. Memphis, Tenn. Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Champaign, Ill. . Winona, Miss. ... LaGrange, Ga. ... Chattanooga, Tenn. Maineville, Ohio Birmingham, Ala. Moultrie, Ga. .... Nashville, Tenn.

Wt. 224 225 180

Yr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

Hometown Louisville, Ky. .... Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Moultrie, Ga. ....

Wt. 200 215 271 230 237 175 180 215 190 215 202

Yr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. R-Fr. R-Fr. R-Fr. Fr. So. Jr.

Hometown Jupiter, Fla. Stillmore, Ga. ... Tuscaloosa, Ala. Winona, Miss. ... LaGrange, Ga. ... Florissant, Mo. .. Englewood, Tenn. Pompano Beach, Fla. Alcoa, Tenn. ... Primm Springs, Tenn. Cincinnati, Ohio

SECOND-TEAM DEFENSE

SECOND-TEAM SPECIALISTS

Player, School Pos. Ht. Kienan Cullen, Murray State K 6-3 Nick Campbell, Tennessee Tech P 6-2 Dontrell Johnson, Murray State RS 5-11

ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM

Player, School Pos. Kevin Hamlin, Eastern Kentucky LB Washaun Ealey, Jacksonville State RB Max Holcombe, Jacksonville State C Sam Small, Murray State LB Qua Huzzie, Murray State LB Spencer Davis, Southeast Missouri WR/RS Steven Godbolt, Tennessee State DB Michael German, Tennessee State QB Austin Tallant, Tennessee Tech DB Ben Johnson, UT Martin LB Quentin Sims, UT Martin WR

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

Note: The All-Newcomer Team is comprised of first-year players in the OVC who can be either true freshmen, redshirt freshmen or first-year transfers. The team consists of 11 players and is not voted on by position. There were 12 players on the All-OVC second-team (4 LB’s) due to a tie in voting.

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2011 ovc statistics Team Statistics SCORING OFFENSE 1. Murray State 2. UT Martin 3. Tennessee Tech 4. Tennessee State 5. Jacksonville State 6. Eastern Kentucky 7. Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri 9. Austin Peay

G TD XP 2XP DXP 11 53 43 0 0 11 49 45 0 0 11 47 46 0 0 11 41 37 0 0 11 43 39 0 0 12 44 41 0 0 11 34 28 0 0 11 33 30 0 0 11 25 23 0 1

FG Saf 15 1 14 0 9 0 16 2 9 0 10 0 7 1 9 0 10 1

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RUSHING OFFENSE Southeast Missouri Jacksonville State Eastern Kentucky Tennessee Tech UT Martin Tennessee State Austin Peay Murray State Eastern Illinois

G 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11

Att 482 509 530 483 438 418 428 391 346

Yds 2564 2419 2352 2144 2108 1968 1870 1675 941

Avg 5.3 4.8 4.4 4.4 4.8 4.7 4.4 4.3 2.7

TD 21 24 22 26 20 21 11 20 13

Yds/G 233.1 219.9 196.0 194.9 191.6 178.9 170.0 152.3 85.5

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

PASS OFFENSE Murray State Eastern Illinois Tennessee State UT Martin Tennessee Tech Jacksonville State Austin Peay Eastern Kentucky Southeast Missouri

G 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 11

Att 493 353 359 355 318 234 325 265 236

Cmp 326 217 189 205 208 145 169 140 126

Int 9 14 10 10 10 5 18 10 7

Pct. 66.1 61.5 52.6 57.7 65.4 62.0 52.0 52.8 53.4

Yds 3395 2644 2609 2591 2372 1795 1757 1743 1498

Avg 6.9 7.5 7.3 7.3 7.5 7.7 5.4 6.6 6.3

TD 28 20 17 27 17 13 13 18 12

Yds/G 308.6 240.4 237.2 235.5 215.6 163.2 159.7 145.2 136.2

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

PASS DEF EFFICIENCY Murray State Tennessee Tech Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri UT Martin Tennessee State Austin Peay

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

PASS DEFENSE Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri Murray State Tennessee Tech UT Martin Austin Peay Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State Tennessee State

G 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 11 11

Att 267 288 346 345 310 279 362 332 379

Cmp 172 192 189 202 180 172 216 201 224

Int 4 4 9 11 6 7 14 17 7

Pct. 64.4 66.7 54.6 58.6 58.1 61.6 59.7 60.5 59.1

Yds 1809 2010 2215 2245 2306 2399 2650 2480 2895

Avg 6.8 7.0 6.4 6.5 7.4 8.6 7.3 7.5 7.6

TD 12 14 18 16 22 20 18 17 27

Yds/G 164.5 182.7 201.4 204.1 209.6 218.1 220.8 225.5 263.2

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

KICKOFF RETURNS Eastern Illinois Tennessee Tech Eastern Kentucky Southeast Missouri Jacksonville State UT Martin Austin Peay Tennessee State Murray State

RUSHING DEFENSE 1. Tennessee Tech 2. UT Martin 3. Jacksonville State 4. Eastern Kentucky 5. Tennessee State 6. Murray State 7. Austin Peay 8. Eastern Illinois 9. Southeast Missouri

G Rushes Yards Avg. TD Yds/G 11 416 1633 3.9 19 148.5 11 446 1733 3.9 14 157.5 11 400 1827 4.6 19 166.1 12 506 2031 4.0 15 169.2 11 418 1977 4.7 18 179.7 11 486 2130 4.4 24 193.6 11 473 2190 4.6 22 199.1 11 506 2640 5.2 32 240.0 11 509 2763 5.4 37 251.2

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

G 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 11 11

TOTAL OFFENSE Murray State UT Martin Tennessee State Tennessee Tech Jacksonville State Southeast Missouri Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay Eastern Illinois

Rush 1675 2108 1968 2144 2419 2564 2352 1870 941

Pass 3395 2591 2609 2372 1795 1498 1743 1757 2644

Plays Yards Avg/P 884 5070 5.7 793 4699 5.9 777 4577 5.9 801 4516 5.6 743 4214 5.7 718 4062 5.7 795 4095 5.2 753 3627 4.8 699 3585 5.1

Pts Avg 408 37.1 381 34.6 355 32.3 335 30.5 324 29.5 335 27.9 255 23.2 255 23.2 207 18.8

TOTAL DEFENSE 1. Tennessee Tech 2. UT Martin 3. Eastern Kentucky 4. Jacksonville State 5. Murray State 6. Eastern Illinois 7. Austin Peay 8. Southeast Missouri 9. Tennessee State

G 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11

PASS EFFICIENCY 1. Jacksonville State 2. Tennessee Tech 3. Murray State 4. UT Martin 5. Eastern Illinois 6. Tennessee State 7. Eastern Kentucky 8. Southeast Missouri 9. Austin Peay

G Att Cmp Pct Int Yds TD Effic 11 234 145 62.0 5 1795 13 140.5 11 318 208 65.4 10 2372 17 139.4 11 493 326 66.1 9 3395 28 139.1 11 355 205 57.7 10 2591 27 138.5 11 353 217 61.5 14 2644 20 135.2 11 359 189 52.6 10 2609 17 123.7 12 265 140 52.8 10 1743 18 122.9 11 236 126 53.4 7 1498 12 117.6 11 325 169 52.0 18 1757 13 99.5

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. TD 48 47 38 43 37 33 40 24 33

Yds/G 460.9 427.2 416.1 410.5 383.1 369.3 341.2 329.7 325.9

PUNT RETURN AVG Tennessee State UT Martin Murray State Tennessee Tech Jacksonville State Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay Southeast Missouri Eastern Illinois

PUNTING 1. Eastern Kentucky 2. Tennessee Tech 3. Murray State 4. Southeast Missouri 5. Eastern Illinois 6. UT Martin 7. Austin Peay 8. Tennessee State 9. Jacksonville State

G 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 G 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 G 11 11 11 11 11 12 11 11 11

Rush Pass Plys Yards Avg TD Yds/G 1633 2245 761 3878 5.1 35 352.5 1733 2306 756 4039 5.3 36 367.2 2031 2650 868 4681 5.4 33 390.1 1827 2480 732 4307 5.9 36 391.5 2130 2215 832 4345 5.2 42 395.0 2640 1809 773 4449 5.8 44 404.5 2190 2399 752 4589 6.1 42 417.2 2763 2010 797 4773 6.0 51 433.9 1977 2895 797 4872 6.1 45 442.9

Att 346 345 362 332 267 288 310 379 279 Ret 53 40 45 60 49 42 62 65 45 Ret 10 22 29 18 23 22 11 13 10

Cmp 189 202 216 201 172 192 180 224 172 Yds 1222 816 894 1166 945 794 1100 1130 769 Yds 180 320 354 209 256 210 90 97 28

Int 9 11 14 17 4 4 6 7 7

Pct. 54.6 58.6 59.7 60.5 64.4 66.7 58.1 59.1 61.6

TD 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 TD 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0

Yds 2215 2245 2650 2480 1809 2010 2306 2895 2399

TD 18 16 18 17 12 14 22 27 20

Effic 120.4 122.1 129.8 129.9 133.2 138.6 140.1 143.1 152.5

Avg 23.1 20.4 19.9 19.4 19.3 18.9 17.7 17.4 17.1 Avg 18.0 14.5 12.2 11.6 11.1 9.5 8.2 7.5 2.8

G No. Yards Avg/P PR Avg TBg Net/P 12 69 2828 41.0 134 1.9 6 37.3 11 39 1531 39.3 43 1.1 2 37.1 11 49 1978 40.4 123 2.5 3 36.6 11 44 1807 41.1 182 4.1 6 34.2 11 48 1809 37.7 144 3.0 3 33.4 11 50 1882 37.6 158 3.2 3 33.3 11 57 2139 37.5 166 2.9 4 33.2 11 56 2159 38.6 226 4.0 4 33.1 11 56 2046 36.5 134 2.4 4 32.7

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FIELD GOALS Jacksonville State Murray State UT Martin Eastern Illinois Tennessee State Southeast Missouri Tennessee Tech Austin Peay Eastern Kentucky

G 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12

Made 9 15 14 7 16 9 9 10 10

Att 10 17 17 9 24 15 16 19 20

Pct .900 .882 .824 .778 .667 .600 .562 .526 .500

Individual Offensive Statistics RUSHING Team Cl G Att Yds Avg TD Long Yds/G 1. DENHAM, Matt EKU JR 12 254 1570 6.2 9 66 130.8 2. EALEY, Washaun JSU JR 10 178 1082 6.1 8 83 108.2 3. HARRIS, Mike MUR SR 10 189 1018 5.4 13 45 101.8 4. WHITE, Ryan APSU SR 11 236 1101 4.7 6 31 100.1 5. GAY, Dontey TTU SR 11 190 1045 5.5 15 37 95.0 6. WARD, Trabis TSU SO 11 193 978 5.1 11 40 88.9 7. SCHEIBLE, Matt SEMO SR 11 184 967 5.3 9 71 87.9 8. McNAIR, Jason UTM JR 11 166 782 4.7 5 60 71.1 9. MIDDLETON, Calvin JSU SR 11 167 723 4.3 8 50 65.7 10. BARKSDALE, Tevin UTM JR 11 107 685 6.4 8 64 62.3 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

PASSING AVG/GAME Team Cl G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds TD Avg/G BROCKMAN, Casey MUR JR 11 477 316 9 66.2 3276 25 297.8 GAROPPOLO, Jimmy EIU SO 11 349 217 14 62.2 2644 20 240.4 CARR, Derek UTM JR 11 346 200 10 57.8 2482 25 225.6 LAMB, Tre TTU JR 11 313 204 10 65.2 2342 17 212.9 GERMAN, Michael TSU FR 10 250 140 7 56.0 1899 12 189.9 RYAN, Jake APSU JR 9 256 135 16 52.7 1476 12 164.0 BLANCHARD, Coty JSU SO 11 212 135 5 63.7 1703 12 154.8 PRYOR, T.J. EKU JR 11 234 130 8 55.6 1605 18 145.9 SCHEIBLE, Matt SEMO SR 11 223 123 7 55.2 1459 12 132.6 CURTIS, Landon APSU FR 9 66 34 2 51.5 281 1 31.2

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

TOTAL OFFENSE BROCKMAN, Casey GAROPPOLO, Jimmy LAMB, Tre CARR, Derek SCHEIBLE, Matt GERMAN, Michael BLANCHARD, Coty PRYOR, T.J. RYAN, Jake DENHAM, Matt

Team MUR EIU TTU UTM SEMO TSU JSU EKU APSU EKU

Cl JR SO JR JR SR FR SO JR JR JR

G 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 11 9 12

Rush 211 -61 213 67 967 71 427 180 -36 1570

Pass 3276 2644 2342 2482 1459 1899 1703 1605 1476 0

Plays Total 568 3487 415 2583 422 2555 372 2549 407 2426 276 1970 318 2130 330 1785 269 1440 254 1570

Yds/G 317.0 234.8 232.3 231.7 220.5 197.0 193.6 162.3 160.0 130.8

RECEPTIONS/GAME 1. BENFORD, Tim 2. SIMS, Quentin 3. TROTTER, Ja-Vonta 4. STARK, Devin 5. WHITTAKER, Kenny 6. WILSON, Devin 7. BEAUFORD, Hannibal 8. POWELL, Walter 9. McNAIRL, Calvin WRIGHT, Chris

Team Cl G TTU SR 11 UTM JR 11 MUR JR 10 APSU JR 11 EIU JR 9 TSU JR 11 MUR JR 10 MUR SO 11 TSU SR 11 EIU JR 11

Rec Yds TD Long Avg/C Rec/G 65 923 5 72 14.2 5.91 54 712 10 44 13.2 4.91 48 523 4 33 10.9 4.80 52 622 7 37 12.0 4.73 42 409 1 72 9.7 4.67 48 586 2 67 12.2 4.36 42 493 2 46 11.7 4.20 45 584 5 43 13.0 4.09 42 749 7 89 17.8 3.82 42 735 11 59 17.5 3.82

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Team TTU TSU EIU UTM UTM APSU TSU MUR JSU MUR

Rec 65 42 42 54 42 52 48 45 33 48

RECEIVE YDS/GAME BENFORD, Tim McNAIRL, Calvin WRIGHT, Chris SIMS, Quentin SHIVER, Stephen STARK, Devin WILSON, Devin POWELL, Walter BONNER, Alan TROTTER, Ja-Vonta

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Cl SR SR JR JR SR JR JR SO JR JR

G 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10

Yds 923 749 735 712 657 622 586 584 582 523

TD Long Avg/C Yds/G 5 72 14.2 83.9 7 89 17.8 68.1 11 59 17.5 66.8 10 44 13.2 64.7 6 62 15.6 59.7 7 37 12.0 56.5 2 67 12.2 53.3 5 43 13.0 53.1 3 74 17.6 52.9 4 33 10.9 52.3

ALL PURPOSE 1. DAVIS, Spencer 2. DENHAM, Matt 3. HARRIS, Mike 4. EALEY, Washaun 5. WHITE, Ryan 6. GAY, Dontey 7. BONNER, Alan 8. WARD, Trabis

Team Cl G Rush Rcv PR KR Yds Avg/G SEMO FR 10 250 314 63 760 1387 138.7 EKU JR 12 1570 10 0 0 1580 131.7 MUR SR 10 1018 234 0 33 1285 128.5 JSU JR 10 1082 126 0 19 1227 122.7 APSU SR 11 1101 179 0 0 1280 116.4 TTU SR 11 1045 157 0 60 1262 114.7 JSU JR 11 12 582 208 333 1135 103.2 TSU SO 11 978 144 0 0 1122 102.0

1. 2. 5. 6.

INTERCEPTIONS HAMLIN, Kevin WARREN, Pierre WATSON, Corey RAGIN, Steven FOX, Brooklyn MARTINEZ, Nick

Team EKU JSU TTU APSU EKU EIU

Cl JR FR SR SO JR SR

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

PASS EFFICIENCY BLANCHARD, Coty LAMB, Tre BROCKMAN, Casey GAROPPOLO, Jimmy CARR, Derek PRYOR, T.J. GERMAN, Michael SCHEIBLE, Matt RYAN, Jake

Team JSU TTU MUR EIU UTM EKU TSU SEMO APSU

1. 2.

PUNT RETURN AVG ESTELLE, CJ BONNER, Alan

Team Cl UTM SR JSU JR

Cl SO JR JR SO JR JR FR SR JR

G 12 11 11 11 12 9 G 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 9

Int Yds TD Long 4 120 1 49 3 106 1 98 3 75 2 38 3 16 0 16 3 24 0 23 2 6 0 6

Att 212 313 477 349 346 234 250 223 256 G 11 11

Cmp Int 135 5 204 10 316 9 217 14 200 10 130 8 140 7 123 7 135 16 Ret 16 21 Yds 695 439 711 312 551 329 544 760

Pct. 63.7 65.2 66.2 62.2 57.8 55.6 56.0 55.2 52.7 Yds 283 208

TD 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0

Int/G 0.33 0.27 0.27 0.27 0.25 0.22

Yds 1703 2342 3276 2644 2482 1605 1899 1459 1476

TD Eff. 12 145.1 17 139.6 25 137.5 20 136.7 25 136.1 18 131.7 12 130.0 12 121.6 12 104.1

TD 1 0

Long Avg 76 17.7 24 9.9

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KICK RETURN AVG CRAWFORD, Tavares CHAMBERS, Gabriel CALDWELL, Jeremy HOWELL, Tee FORBES, Cody BARFIELD, Kevin GARLINGTON, Weldon DAVIS, Spencer

Team EIU JSU EKU APSU TTU UTM TSU SEMO

Cl SO FR SR SO SO SO FR FR

G 10 11 12 10 11 10 11 10

Ret 28 18 30 14 25 15 26 37

Long Avg 83 24.8 99 24.4 88 23.7 42 22.3 59 22.0 99 21.9 100 20.9 41 20.5

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

PUNTING VUCIC, Joe BERRY, Jordan CULLEN, Kienan CAMPBELL, Nick MOSELEY, Matt HOOK, Joe WEATHERFORD, Scott CAMPBELL, Ben BLANCHARD, Coty

Team Cl SEMO SO EKU SO MUR SR TTU SR TSU FR UTM SR EIU SO APSU FR JSU SO

G 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 11

Punt Yds Long Avg 44 1807 72 41.1 69 2828 69 41.0 48 1953 64 40.7 39 1531 54 39.3 54 2089 73 38.7 33 1257 54 38.1 48 1805 62 37.6 53 1992 59 37.6 53 1961 57 37.0

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

SCORING HARRIS, Mike GAY, Dontey SANDLIN, Cody GODFREY, Jamin SHARP, Zach CULLEN, Kienan

Team MUR TTU UTM TSU TTU MUR

Cl SR SR JR SO FR SR

G 10 11 11 11 11 11

TD XPT 14 0 15 0 0 45 0 37 0 46 0 28

1. 2. 3. 6. 7. 9.

SCORING (TDs) HARRIS, Mike GAY, Dontey WARD, Trabis WRIGHT, Chris WALKER, Jake GOARD, Tyrone SIMS, Quentin MIDDLETON, Calvin EALEY, Washaun

Team MUR TTU TSU EIU EIU EKU UTM JSU JSU

Cl SR SR SO JR JR JR JR SR JR

G 10 11 11 11 10 12 11 11 10

TD Rush Pass Ret PAT 14 13 1 0 0 15 15 0 0 0 11 11 0 0 0 11 0 11 0 0 10 10 0 0 0 11 0 11 0 0 10 0 10 0 0 10 8 2 0 0 9 8 1 0 0

FG 2XP Pts 0 0 84 0 0 90 14 0 87 16 0 85 9 0 73 15 0 73

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Pts/G 8.4 8.2 7.9 7.7 6.6 6.6 Pts Pts/G 84 8.4 90 8.2 66 6.0 66 6.0 60 6.0 66 5.5 60 5.5 60 5.5 54 5.4


2011 ovc statistics 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

SCORING (KICK) SANDLIN, Cody GODFREY, Jamin SHARP, Zach CULLEN, Kienan ESCO, James PRAY, Luke STANSELL, Stephen BERRA, Cameron GELDBACH, Drew

Team UTM TSU TTU MUR JSU EKU APSU EIU SEMO

Cl JR SO FR SR JR SO JR SO JR

G 11 11 11 11 11 12 11 11 10

PATs 45-48 37-39 46-47 28-34 39-42 41-43 22-22 28-30 23-26

FGs 14-17 16-24 9-15 15-17 9-10 10-20 10-19 7-9 7-13

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

FIELD GOALS GODFREY, Jamin CULLEN, Kienan SANDLIN, Cody STANSELL, Stephen PRAY, Luke ESCO, James SHARP, Zach GELDBACH, Drew BERRA, Cameron

Team TSU MUR UTM APSU EKU JSU TTU SEMO EIU

Cl SO SR JR JR SO JR FR JR SO

G 11 11 11 11 12 11 11 10 11

FG FGA 16 24 15 17 14 17 10 19 10 20 9 10 9 15 7 13 7 9

Pts 87 85 73 73 66 71 52 49 44 Pct. 66.7 88.2 82.4 52.6 50.0 90.0 60.0 53.8 77.8

Pts/G 7.9 7.7 6.6 6.6 6.0 5.9 4.7 4.5 4.4 FG/G 1.45 1.36 1.27 0.91 0.83 0.82 0.82 0.70 0.64

Individual Defensive Statistics TACKLES (All positions) Player 1. PEIFFER, Blake 2. SMALL, Sam 3. LEMAN, Cory 4. JOHNSON, Ben 5. TALLANT, Austin TAYLOR, Antonio 7. WICKS, Brandon 8. MAJORS, Antwaun HUZZIE, Qua 10. COUNCIL, Rico 11. McCLELLAN, Patrick 12. SMITH, Amius 13. TOOLEY, Richmond GRIFFIN, Howard 15. VANCE, Ichiro 16. KICKELS, Gordy 17. SMITH, Rashad 18. CARROLL, Josh 19. FOX, Brooklyn 20. BLANFORT, Bryan MCINTOSH, Jake 22. KLAPROTH, Philip 23. FITZPATRICK, Daniel BEARD, Nick 25. BROWN, Anthony WYLIE, Joseph 27. HAMLIN, Kevin 28. BORUM, Darrick 29. BROCK, Tylor 30. WATSON, Corey McCANN, Jarvis 32. UTLEY, Jonathan 33. EVANS, Dwight 34. ATTIG, Emory 35. WHITEHEAD, Julian 36. ARKORFUL, Kweku McNAIR, Julius 38. DILLARD, Darrick 39. JONES, John 40. ROBERTS, DJ 41. ANDERSON, Lincoln 42. DRAKEFORD, TJ MALOLO, Joe GARROTT, Rodney

Team SEMO MUR EIU UTM TTU EIU MUR APSU MUR TSU EKU APSU TTU TTU EKU EIU JSU APSU EKU SEMO TTU SEMO TSU EIU EKU TSU EKU SEMO SEMO TTU UTM UTM TTU EKU MUR SEMO UTM APSU TSU UTM UTM UTM SEMO JSU

Cl JR JR SR SO FR SO SO JR SO SR SR SR SR JR SO SR SO SO JR SR SR SR SO SO SO SR JR JR JR SR JR SR SR SR JR SR JR JR SR SO JR SR JR SR

G 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 12 11 11 11 12 11 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 12 11 12 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 11 11 11 11 10 11 11 11 11 11

Pos LB LB LB LB DB LB DB DB LB LB DB WS DB LB LB LB LB LB DB SS LB LB DB DB DL DB LB LB DB DB LB LB LB DL DB CB LB LB LB DL DB DB DT LB

Solo 79 61 57 46 34 51 49 58 51 50 56 44 38 22 48 42 59 36 48 45 16 43 49 50 34 45 33 29 39 26 22 32 15 25 41 40 31 31 29 28 23 30 24 31

Ast Total Avg/G Sack 72 151 13.7 0.5 54 115 10.5 1.5 49 106 9.6 0.0 50 96 8.7 3.5 58 92 8.4 0.0 41 92 8.4 0.0 40 89 8.1 0.0 30 88 8.0 0.0 29 80 8.0 3.0 37 87 7.9 3.5 37 93 7.8 0.0 36 80 7.3 0.5 41 79 7.2 0.0 57 79 7.2 1.0 38 86 7.2 0.0 36 78 7.1 1.5 18 77 7.0 0.0 40 76 6.9 1.0 32 80 6.7 0.0 28 73 6.6 0.0 57 73 6.6 0.0 29 72 6.5 0.0 20 69 6.3 0.0 19 69 6.3 0.5 38 72 6.0 3.5 21 66 6.0 0.0 38 71 5.9 0.0 36 65 5.9 0.5 25 64 5.8 0.0 36 62 5.6 1.0 40 62 5.6 0.5 29 61 5.5 1.5 43 58 5.3 1.5 35 60 5.0 2.0 13 54 4.9 0.0 13 53 4.8 0.0 22 53 4.8 1.5 21 52 4.7 1.0 18 47 4.7 1.5 22 50 4.5 3.5 26 49 4.5 0.0 18 48 4.4 0.0 24 48 4.4 1.5 17 48 4.4 1.5

1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8.

SACKS ROBINSON, Kevin HARPER, Antonio EDWARDS, Marcus DOWDELL, Artavious SHUPPERD, Shawn KNOWLES, Robert BROWN, Anthony COUNCIL, Rico ROBERTS, DJ JOHNSON, Ben

Team MUR TSU TTU EIU EKU EKU EKU TSU UTM UTM

Cl JR SO JR JR SO JR SO SR SO SO

G 11 11 11 11 12 12 12 11 11 11

Pos DE DB LB DL DL DL DL LB DL LB

Solo Ast 6 2 6 1 5 0 5 0 4 1 4 0 3 1 3 1 2 3 3 1

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9.

TACKLES FOR LOSS HUZZIE, Qua ROBERTS, DJ VANCE, Ichiro ROBINSON, Kevin BROWN, Anthony WADLEY, Jamison EDWARDS, Marcus SMALL, Sam ATTIG, Emory PATRICK, Tyson

Team MUR UTM EKU MUR EKU JSU TTU MUR EKU EKU

Cl SO SO SO JR SO SR JR JR SR SR

G 10 11 12 11 12 11 11 11 12 12

Pos LB DL LB DE DL DE LB LB DL LB

Solo 13 7 8 8 8 10 6 6 6 7

1. 4. 6.

FUMBLES FORCED BLANFORT, Bryan JOHNSON, Ben EVANS, Dwight JONES, John HUZZIE, Qua ROBINSON, Kevin TAYLOR, Andrew KLAPROTH, Philip MAJORS, Antwaun PEIFFER, Blake

Team SEMO UTM TTU TSU MUR MUR TSU SEMO APSU SEMO

Cl SR SO SR SR SO JR SO SR JR JR

G 11 11 11 10 10 11 11 11 11 11

Num Avg/G 3 0.27 3 0.27 3 0.27 2 0.20 2 0.20 2 0.18 2 0.18 2 0.18 2 0.18 2 0.18

1. 3. 5.

FUMBLES RCVD HENDRY, Steve NOLAN, Myer JONES, John NALLS, Darrin ROBINSON, Kevin BURKHART, Zac HOGUE, Jamere KICKELS, Gordy COUNCIL, Rico SMITH, Earnest

Team SEMO EKU TSU UTM MUR APSU TTU EIU TSU APSU

Cl SR SO SR JR JR JR SR SR SR SO

G 11 11 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11

Num 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Avg/G 0.27 0.27 0.20 0.20 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.18

Team TSU TTU TSU MUR TSU JSU UTM UTM SEMO APSU

Cl SR JR SO JR SR SO JR SR SO FR

G 11 10 11 11 11 12 11 11 12 11

Brup 10 8 9 8 9 5 6 8 3 6

Int 4 3 1 2 1 5 3 1 6 2

PASSES DEFENDED 1. CLIFFORD, Eugene 2. TOOLEY, Richmond 3. BATHER, Justin JOHNSON, Dontrell HALL, Marquez 6. HARRIS, Keginald 7. HARPER, Kendal WELCH, Derek 9. BROCK, Tylor 10. RAGIN, Steven

Yds Total Avg/G 55 7.0 0.64 31 6.5 0.59 37 5.0 0.45 29 5.0 0.45 22 4.5 0.38 31 4.0 0.33 29 3.5 0.29 26 3.5 0.32 25 3.5 0.32 19 3.5 0.32

Ast Yds Total 2 38 14.0 8 43 11.0 5 27 10.5 5 67 10.5 5 43 10.5 1 36 10.5 7 45 9.5 7 22 9.5 6 33 9.0 4 29 9.0

Avg/G 1.40 1.00 0.88 0.95 0.88 0.95 0.86 0.86 0.75 0.75

Total Avg/G 14 1.27 11 1.10 10 0.91 10 0.91 10 0.91 10 0.83 9 0.82 9 0.82 9 0.75 8 0.73

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Hampton Pirates

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2012 / Tucker Stadium / 7 p.m. CDT General Information Location....................................... Hampton, Va. Enrollment.................................................. 5,402 Nickname..................................................Pirates Colors.............................Royal Blue and White Conference... Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC) Affiliation........................ NCAA Division I FCS Stadium............................Armstrong Stadium Capacity.....................................................17,000 President........................Dr. William R. Harvey Interim Athletic Director..... Malcolm Avery Dept. Phone............................. (757) 727-5641 Ticket Office............................. (757) 728-6828

Don Rose

Antwon Chisholm

Jeremiah Schwartz

Antwon Chisholm

Mar-

Team Information 2011 Overall Record.....................................7-4 2011 Conference Record................. 5-3 (4th) First year of football.................................. 1902 Overall all-time record................ 531-387-34 Starters R/L................................................... 24/5 Lettermen R/L............................................47/11 Coaching Staff Head Coach .............................Donovan Rose Alma Mater (Year)..................... Hamton (1979) Record at HU (Yrs).......... 18-15 (4th season) Career Record (Yrs)..................................Same Office Phone............................ (757) 727-5322 Media Information Website............. www.hamptonpirates.com SID Phone................................. (757) 727-5757 SID Fax....................................... (757) 727-5813 Press Box Phone..................... (757) 727-5422 Football Contact................ Maurice Williams E-mail...........maurice.williams@hamptonu.edu

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Series History Series Record...........................................0-0 Last Meeting............................................n/a Last Result.................................................n/a First Meeting........................................ 2012 Current TTU Streak.................................n/a

2012 Schedule Date Opponent Aug. 30 at Tennessee Tech Sept. 8 Old Dominion Sept. 15 at Florida A&M Sept. 29 Bethune-Cookman Oct. 13 Norfolk State Oct. 20 at NC Central Oct. 27 Savannah State Nov. 3 at Howard Nov. 10 at Delaware State Nov. 17 at Morgan State

2011 Results (7-4/5-3 MEAC) Sept. 3 Alabama A&M Sept. 10 Florida A&M Sept. 17 at Old Dominion Sept. 24 at Bethune-Cookman Oct. 8 Princeton Oct. 15 at Norfolk State Oct. 22 North Carolina Central Oct. 29 at Savannah State Nov. 5 Howard Nov. 12 Delaware State Nov. 19 Morgan State

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W, 21-20 W, 23-17 L, 42-45 L, 31-35 W, 28-23 L, 24-34 W, 30-27 W, 22-5 L, 7-10 W, 42-6 W, 42-18


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North Greenville Crusaders

THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2011 / Tucker Stadium / 7 p.m. CDT

Carroll McCray

Jonathan Sharp

Freddie Martino

Series History Series Record...........................................0-0 Last Meeting............................................n/a Last Result.................................................n/a First Meeting........................................ 2012 Current TTU Streak.................................n/a

General Information Location.......................................Tigerville, S.C. Enrollment.................................................. 2,200 Nickname........................................... Crusaders Colors........................................... Red and Black Conference....... Affiliated w/South Atlantic Affiliation................................NCAA Division II Stadium....................................Younts Stadium Capacity....................................................... 5,000 President........................... Dr. James B. Epting Athletic Director...................... Jan McDonald Dept. Phone............................. (864) 977-7150 Ticket Office............................. (864) 977-7151 Team Information 2011 Overall Record.................................. 11-3 2011 Conference Record........................... n/a First year of football.................................. 1992 Overall all-time record................................ n/a Starters R/L..................................................... n/a Lettermen R/L................................................ n/a Coaching Staff Head Coach..............................Carroll McCray Alma Mater (Yr).........Gardner-Webb (1983) Record at MC (Yr)............................... First year Career Record (Yr)............................. First year Office Phone............................ (864) 977-7112 Media Information Website..................... www.ngcrusaders.com SID Phone................................. (864) 977-7157 SID Fax....................................... (864) 905-6155 Press Box Phone..................... (864) 977-7157 Football Contact........................ Micah Sepko E-mail..............................msepko@ngu.edu Play-by-Play........................... Fred Battenfield E-mail...............fred.battenfield@ngu.edu Beat Writer.........Jim Rice (Greenville News) E-mail.............jrice@greenvillenews.com Beat Writer.... Burke Noel (Spartanburg Herald) E-mail.........................burke.noel@shj.com

Freddie Martino

2012 Schedule Date Opponent Sept. 1 at Albany State Sept. 6 at Tennessee Tech Sept. 15 at Tusculum Sept. 22 Mars Hill Sept. 29 at Lenoir-Rhyne Oct. 6 Newberry Oct. 13 at Carson-Newman Oct. 20 Brevard Oct. 27 at Catawba Nov. 3 Wingate Nov. 10 Virginia-Lynchburg

2011 Results (10-3 Overall) Sept. 3 at Newberry W, 46-17 Sept. 10 at Presbyterian L, 21-38 Sept. 17 Tusculum W, 27-7 Sept. 24 at Mars Hill L, 28-38 Oct. 8 at Central State W, 49-20 Oct. 15 Carson Newman W, 34-27 Oct. 22 at Brevard W, 36-6 Oct. 29 Catawba W, 25-7 Nov. 5 at Wingate W, 54-7 Nov. 12 Notre Dame College W, 62-0 Nov. 19 Albany State W, 63-14 Nov. 26 at Mars Hill W, 58-32 Dec. 3 at Delta State L, 28-23

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GAME

at Oregon Ducks

September 15, 2012 / Eugene, Ore. /Autzen Stadium / 2:00 CDT

Chip Kelly

Kenjon Barner

John Boyett

General Information Location.........................................Eugene, Ore. Enrollment................................................24,000 Nickname...................................................Ducks Colors.................................... Green and Yellow Conference...............................................Pac-12 Affiliation......................NCAA Division I (FBS) Stadium...................................Autzen Stadium Capacity.....................................................54,000 President................. Dr. Michael Gottfredson Athletic Director.......................... Rob Mullens Dept. Phone............................. (541) 346-4481 Ticket Office............................. (541) 346-4461 Team Information 2011 Overall Record.................................. 12-2 2011 Conference Record............................8-1 First year of football.................................. 1894 Overall all-time record................ 590-472-46 Starters R/L.................................................14/10 Lettermen R/L............................................53/17

De’Anthony Thomas

Coaching Staff Head Coach.....................................Chip Kelley Alma Mater (Year).......New Hampshire (1990) Record at OU (Yrs).................................34-6(3) Career Record (Yrs)..................................Same Office Phone............................ (541) 346-3825 Media Information Website.............................www.goducks.com SID Phone.................................(541) 346-2251 Press Box Phone..................... (541) 346-7074 Football Contact...................... Dave Williford E-mail................................diw@oregon.edu Radio Play-by-Play..........................Jerry Allen E-mail.......................jlsmith@uoregon.edu Beat Writer................................... Rob Moseley E-mail....... rob.moseley@registerguard.com Beat Writer............................... Aaron Fentress E-mail..............afentress@oregonian.com

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Series History Series Record...........................................0-0 Last Meeting............................................n/a Last Result.................................................n/a First Meeting........................................ 2012 Current TTU Streak.................................n/a

2012 Schedule Sept. 1 Arkansas State Sept. 8 Fresno State Sept. 15 Tennessee Tech Sept. 22 Arizona Sept. 29 at Washington State* Oct. 6 Washington Oct. 18 at Arizona State Oct. 27 Colorado Nov. 3 at USC Nov. 10 at California Nov. 17 Stanford Nov. 24 at Oregon State * neutral field

2011 Results (12-2/8-1 Pac 10) Sept. 3 vs. LSU Sept. 10 Nevada Sept. 17 Missouri State Sept. 24 at Arizona Oct. 6 California Oct. 15 Arizona State Oct. 22 at Colorado Oct. 29 Washington State Nov. 5 at Washington Nov. 12 at Stanford Nov. 19 USC Nov. 26 Oregon State Dec. 2 UCLA Jan. 2 vs. Wisconsin

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L, 27-40 W, 69-20 W, 56-7 W, 56-31 W, 43-15 W, 41-27 W, 45-2 W, 43-28 W, 34-17 W, 53-30 L, 35-38 W, 49-21 W, 49-31 W, 45-38


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GAME

at Southeast Missouri Redhawks

Sept. 22, 2012 / Cape Girardeau, Mo. / Houck Stadium / 6 p.m. CDT

Tony Samuel

Blake Peiffer

Evan Conrad

General Information Location..........................Cape Girardeau, Mo. Enrollment................................................11,510 Nickname...........................................Redhawks Colors........................................... Red and Black Conference......................................Ohio Valley Affiliation......................NCAA Division I (FCS) Stadium.................................... Houck Stadium Capacity.....................................................10,000 President..................Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins Athletic Director........................... Mark Alnutt Dept. Phone............................. (573) 651-2229 Ticket Office............................. (573) 651-2113

Series History Series Record........................................ 12-8 Last Meeting...................... Sept. 24, 2011 Last Result.................... SEMO 31, Tech 38 First Meeting........................................ 1991 Current TTU Streak...........................Won 1

Evan Conrad

Team Information 2011 Overall Record.....................................3-8 2010 Conference Record................. 2-6 (7th) First year of football.................................. 1904 Overall all-time record................ 430-483-36 Starters R/L................................................... 16/6 Lettermen R/L............................................46/16 Coaching Staff Head Coach..................................Tony Samuel Alma Mater (Year)...................Nebraska (1981) Record at SEMO (Yrs)....................... 25-43 (6) Career Record (Yrs).......................59-100 (14) Office Phone............................ (573) 651-2110 Media Information Website.....................www.gosoutheast.com SID Phone................................. (573) 651-2933 SID Fax....................................... (573) 651-2810 Press Box Phone..................... (573) 651-2191 Football Contact............................. Jeff Honza E-mail............................. jhonza@semo.edu Radio Play-by-Play.............................Erik Sean Email........................... eriks@riverradio.net Beat Writer................................ Marty Mishow ........................................Southeast Missourian E-mail...... mmishow@semissourian.com

2012 Schedule Aug. 30 at Central Michigan Sept. 8 Mars Hill College Sept. 15 at Southern Illinois Sept. 22 Tennessee Tech* Sept. 29 at Jacksonville State* Oct. 13 Tennessee State* Oct. 20 UT Martin* Oct. 27 at Austin Peay* Nov. 3 Eastern Kentucky* Nov. 10 at Eastern Illinois* Nov. 17 at Murray State* * denotes OVC Games

2011 Results

(3-8/2-6 OVC) Sept. 3 Southern Illinois L, 10-38 Sept. 17 at Purdue L, 0-59 Sept. 24 at Tennessee Tech* L, 31-38 Oct. 1 Eastern Illinois* W, 37-30 Oct. 8 at Tennessee State* L, 3-55 Oct. 15 at Eastern Kentucky* L, 17-41 Oct. 22 Austin Peay* W, 17-13 Oct. 29 at UT Martin* L, 30-38 Nov. 5 Central Methodist W, 55-44 Nov. 12 Jacksonville State* L, 21-22 Nov. 19 Murray State * L, 34-35

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GAME

at Murray State Racers

September 29, 2012 / Murray, Ky. / Roy Stewart Stadium / 6 p.m. CDT

Chris Hatcher

Casey Brockman

Qua Huzzie

General Information Location............................................ Murray, Ky. Enrollment................................................10,500 Nickname.................................................. Racers Colors..........................................Navy and Gold Conference......................................Ohio Valley Affiliation......................NCAA Division I (FCS) Stadium......................... Roy Stewart Stadium Capacity.....................................................16,800 President..............................Dr. Randy J. Dunn Athletic Director............................. Allen Ward Dept. Phone............................. (270) 809-6800 Ticket Office............................. (270) 809-3000 Team Information 2010 Overall Record.....................................7-4 2010 Conference Record............................5-3 First year of football.................................. 1924 Overall all-time record................ 454-389-36 Starters R/L................................................... 16/6 Lettermen R/L............................................32/17 Coaching Staff Head Coach................................ Chris Hatcher Alma Mater (Year).......... Valdosta State (1995) Record at MSU (Yrs).............................13-9 (2) Career Record (Yrs).......................107-36 (12) Office Phone............................ (270) 809-6181 Media Information Website............................ www.goracers.com SID Phone................................. (270) 809-7044 SID Fax....................................... (270) 809-6814 Press Box Phone..................... (270) 809-6811 Football Contact............................John Brush E-mail........john.brush@murraystate.edu Radio Play-by-Play......................Neal Bradley E-mail...................nealbradley@gmail.com Beat Writer.................................... Ricky Martin ..................................... Murray Ledger & Times E-mail.............. sports@murrayledger.com

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Series History Series Record..................................41-35-1 Last Meeting..........................Nov. 5, 2011 Last Result.......................MSU 38, Tech 37 First Meeting........................................ 1930 Current TTU Streak........................... Lost 1

Casey Brockman

2012 Schedule Sept. 1 at Florida State Sept. 8 Central Arkansas Sept. 15 at Missouri State Sept. 22 at Eastern Illinois * Sept. 29 Tennessee Tech * Oct. 6 at Austin Peay * Oct. 13 UT Martin * Oct. 27 at Jacksonville State * Nov. 3 Tennessee State * Nov. 10 at Eastern Kentucky * Nov. 17 Southeast Missouri * * denotes OVC Games

2011 Results (7-4/5-3 OVC) Sept. 1 at Louisville L, 9-21 Sept. 10 at Mississippi Valley W, 39-0 Sept. 17 Tennessee State W, 58-27 Sept. 22 at UT Martin L, 26-48 Oct. 1 Jacksonville State L, 30-38 Oct. 8 at Georgia State W, 48-24 Oct. 15 Eastern Illinois W, 36-27 Oct. 29 Eastern Kentucky L, 33-34 Nov. 5 at Tennessee Tech W, 38-37 Nov. 12 Austin Peay W, 56-24 Nov. 16 at SEMO W, 35-34

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Jacksonville State Gamecocks

October 6, 2012 / Tucker Stadium / 7 p.m. CDT

Jack Crowe

Marques Ivory

Coty Blanchard

General Information Location.................................Jacksonville, Ala. Enrollment.................................................. 9,504 Nickname........................................ Gamecocks Colors..........................................Red and White Conference......................................Ohio Valley Affiliation......................NCAA Division I (FCS) Stadium............................Burgess-Snow Field Capacity.....................................................24,000 President..................... Dr. William A. Meehan Athletic Director......................Warren Koegel Dept. Phone............................. (256) 782-5368 Ticket Office............................. (256) 782-8499

Series History Series Record.......................................6-9-0 Last Meeting........................ Oct. 29, 2011 Last Result.........................Tech 21, JSU 14 First Meeting........................................ 1938 Current TTU Streak...........................Won 2

Washaun Ealey

Team Information 2011 Overall Record.....................................7-4 2011 Conference Record.................. 6-2 (t-1) First year of football.................................. 1903 Overall all-time record................ 481-331-40 Starters R/L.............................................. 13/12 Lettermen R/L............................................53/23 Coaching Staff Head Coach.....................................Jack Crowe Alma Mater (Year)............................UAB (1970) Record at JSU (Yrs)..........................81-52 (11) Career Record (Yrs).........................95-82 (13) Office Phone............................ (256) 782-5365 Media Information Website.......www.jsugamecocksports.com SID Phone................................. (256) 782-5279 SID Fax....................................... (256) 782-5958 Press Box Phone.....(256) 782-5585 or 5586 Football Contact..............................Greg Seitz E-mail.................................... gseitz@jsu.edu Radio Play-by-Play......................... Mike Parris E-mail.................................mparris@jsu.edu Beat Writer.... Al Muskewitz, .Anniston Star E-mail.....amuskewitz@annistonstar.com

2012 Schedule Sept. 1 at Arkansas Sept. 8 Chattanooga Sept. 22 at Eastern Kentucky * Sept. 29 Southeast Missouri * Oct. 6 at Tennessee Tech * Oct. 13 Tennessee State Oct. 27 Murray State * Nov. 3 at UT Martin * Nov. 10 Austin Peay * Nov. 17 at Florida * denotes OVC Games

2011 Results (7-4/6-2 OVC) Sept. 1 UT Martin Sept. 10 at Chattanooga Sept. 17 Georgia State Sept. 24 Eastern Illinois Oct. 1 at Murray State Oct. 15 at Austin Peay Oct. 22 at Kentucky Oct. 29 at Tennessee Tech Nov. 5 Eastern Kentucky Nov. 12 at SEMO Nov. 19 at Tennessee State

2012 GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL F PURPLE PRIDE

W, 24-23 L, 17-38 W, 37-21 W, 28-21 W, 38-30 W, 44-14 L, 14-38 L, 14-21 L, 48-52 W, 22-21 W, 38-16

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Eastern Kentucky Colonels

October 20, 2012 / Tucker Stadium / 7 p.m. CDT General Information Location......................................Richmond, Ky. Enrollment................................................16,515 Nickname..............................................Colonels Colors..................................Maroon and White Conference......................................Ohio Valley Affiliation......................NCAA Division I (FCS) Stadium............................... Roy Kidd Stadium Capacity.....................................................20,000 President.............................Dr. Doug Whitlock Athletic Director............................Mark Sandy Dept. Phone............................. (859) 622-2120 Ticket Office............................. (859) 622-2122

Dean Hood

Matt Denham

Justin Bell

Matt Denham

Team Information 2011 Overall Record.....................................7-5 2011 Conference Record................... 6-2 (t-1) First year of football.................................. 1909 Overall all-time record................ 559-349-38 Starters R/L................................................... 17/5 Lettermen R/L............................................39/17 Coaching Staff Head Coach.................................... Dean Hood Alma Mater (Year).........Ohio Wesleyan (1986) Record at EKU (Yrs)........................... 26-20 (4) Career Record (Yrs)..................................Same Office Phone............................ (859) 622-2146 Media Information Website..........................www.ekusports.com SID Phone................................. (859) 622-6170 SID Fax....................................... (859) 622-5108 Press Box Phone..................... (859) 622-2226 Football Contact....................... Michael Clark E-mail.................... michael.clark@eku.edu Radio Play-by-Play.............. Greg Stotelmyer E-mail.................. gstotelmyer@wtvq.com Beat Writer...................... Nathan Hutchinson ..............................................Richmond Register E-mail......sports@richmondregister.com

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Series History Series Record......................................18-50 Last Meeting........................Nov. 12, 2011 Last Result........................Tech 28, EKU 21 First Meeting........................................ 1937 Current TTU Streak...........................Won 1

2012 Schedule Sept. 1 at Purdue Sept. 8 Morehead State Sept. 15 at Coastal Caroline Sept. 22 Jacksonville State * Sept. 29 at UT Martin * Oct. 6 at Tennessee State * Oct. 13 Austin Peay * Oct. 20 at Tennessee Tech * Oct. 27 Eastern Illinois * Nov. 3 at Southeast Missouri * Nov. 10 Murray State * * denotes OVC Games

2011 Results (7-5/6-2 OVC) Sept. 3 at Kansas State L, 7-10 Sept. 10 at Missouri State W, 28-24 Sept. 17 Chattanooga L, 14-23 Sept. 24 at Austin Peay L, 17-23 Oct. 8 at Eastern Illinois W, 48-16 Oct. 15 Southeast Missouri W, 41-17 Oct. 22 Tennessee State W, 33-22 Oct. 29 at Murray State W, 34-33 Nov. 5 at Jacksonville State W, 52-48 Nov. 12 Tennessee Tech L, 21-28 Nov. 19 UT Martin W, 23-16

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GAME

at Tennessee State Tigers

October 27, 2012 / Nashville, Tenn. / Hale Stadium / 1 p.m. CDT General Information Location................................... Nashville, Tenn. Enrollment.................................................. 9,165 Nickname................................................... Tigers Colors.............................Royal Blue and White Conference......................................Ohio Valley Affiliation......................NCAA Division I (FCS) Stadium....................................................LP Field Capacity.....................................................69,143 Interim President.................Portia H. Shields Athletic Director.......................Teresa Phillips Dept. Phone............................. (615) 963-5034 Ticket Office............................. (615) 963-5841

Rod Reed

Michael German

Antonio Harper

Series History Series Record..................................10-15-0 Last Meeting........................ Oct. 15, 2011 Last Result........................ Tech 40, TSU 42 First Meeting........................................ 1984 Current TTU Streak........................... Lost 1

Michael German

Team Information 2011 Overall Record.....................................5-6 2011 Conference Record.................. 4-4 (t-5) First year of football.................................. 1912 Overall all-time record................ 519-261-33 Starters R/L.................................................20 / 9 Lettermen R/L....................................................... Coaching Staff Head Coach........................................Rod Reed Alma Mater (Year).......Tennessee State (1988) Record at TSU (Yrs)...............................8-14 (2) Career Record (Yrs).................................. same Office Phone............................ (615) 963-7572 Media Information Website............................ www.tsutigers.com SID Phone................................. (615) 963-5922 SID Fax....................................... (615) 963-0086 Press Box Phone..................... (615) 565-4450 Football Contact......................... Russell Luna E-mail............................. rluna@tnstate.edu Radio Play-by-Play............. Brent Dougherty Email.......brent.dougherty@cumulus.com Beat Writers....................................Mike Organ .........................................Nashville Tennessean E-mail..............morgan@tennessean.com

2012 Schedule Sept. 1 Florida A&M Sept. 8 vs. Jackson State Sept. 15 Austin Peay * Sept. 22 at Bethune-Cookman Sept. 29 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Oct. 6 Eastern Kentucky * Oct. 13 at SEMO * Oct. 20 at Jacksonville State * Oct. 27 Tennessee Tech * Nov. 3 at Murray State * Nov. 17 at UT Martin * * denotes OVC Games

2011 Results (5-6/4-4 OVC) Sept. 3 Southern U. W, 33-7 Sept. 10 vs. Jackson State L, 29-35 Sept. 17 at Murray State * L, 27-58 Sept. 24 at Air Force L, 24-53 Oct. 1 at Austin Peay L, 34-37 Oct. 8 SEMO W, 55-3 Oct. 15 at Tennessee Tech W, 40-42 Oct. 22 at Eastern Kentucky L, 22-33 Nov. 5 at Eastern Illinois W, 18-17 Nov. 12 UT Martin W, 35-30 Nov. 19 Jacksonville State L, 16-38

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Eastern Illinois Panthers

November 3, 2012 / Tucker Stadium / 1:30 p.m. CDT (HOMECOMING)

Dino Babers

Artavious Dowdell

Von Wise

General Information Location......................................Charleston, Ill. Enrollment................................................11,630 Nickname............................................. Panthers Colors.............................Blue, Grey, and White Conference......................................Ohio Valley Affiliation......................NCAA Division I (FCS) Stadium..........................................O’Brien Field Capacity.....................................................10,000 President................................ Dr. William Perry Athletic Director.......................Barbara Burke Dept. Phone............................. (217) 581-2319 Ticket Office............................. (217) 581-2106 Team Information 2011 Overall Record.....................................2-9 2011 Conference Record............................1-7 First year of football.................................. 1899 Overall all-time record................ 472-493-43 Starters R/L................................................... 19/8 Lettermen R/L............................................42/11

Chris Wright

Coaching Staff Head Coach...................................Dino Babers Alma Mater (Year)........................ Hawaii(1984) Record at EIU (Yrs)............................. First year Career Record (Yrs)........................... First year Office Phone............................ (217) 581-5031 Media Information Website......................www.eiupanthers.com SID Phone................................. (217) 581-7480 SID Fax....................................... (217) 581-6434 Press Box Phone..................... (217) 581-7770 Football Contact............................Rich Moser E-mail............................... rlmoser@eiu.edu Radio Play-by-Play........................ Mike Bradd E-mail............................... mbradd@eiu.edu Beat Writer...................................Brian Nielsen .................................Mattoon Journal Gazette ........................and Charleston Times-Courier E-mail...........................bnielsen@jg-tc.com

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Series History Series Record.................................... 6-12-0 Last Meeting...................... Sept. 17, 2011 Last Result......................... Tech 31, EIU 20 First Meeting........................................ 1975 Current TTU Streak...........................Won 2

2012 Schedule Aug. 30 Southern Illinois Sept. 8 at Western Michigan Sept. 15 at Illinois State Sept. 22 Murray State * Sept. 29 Austin Peay * Oct. 6 at UT Martin * Oct. 13 Jacksonville State * Oct. 27 at Eastern Kentucky * Nov. 3 at Tennessee Tech * Nov. 10 Southeast Missouri* Nov. 17 at Central Arkansas * denotes OVC Games

2011 Results (2-9, 1-7 OVC) Sept. 1 Illinois State W, 33-26 Sept. 10 at Northwestern L, 21-42 Sept. 17 Tennessee Tech * L, 20-31 Sept. 24 at Jacksonville State * L, 21-28 Oct. 1 at SEMO * L, 30-37 Oct. 8 Eastern Kentucky * L, 16-48 Oct. 15 Murray State * L, 27-36 Oct. 22 UT Martin * L, 23-24 Oct. 29 at Austin Peay * W, 19-10 Nov. 5 Tennessee State * L, 17-18 Nov. 12 Southern Illinois * L, 28-45

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November 10, 2012 / Tucker Stadium / 1:30 p.m. CST

Jason Simpson

Jason McNair

Darrin Nalls

General Information Location........................................ Martin, Tenn. Enrollment.................................................. 8,400 Nickname........................................... Skyhawks Colors............Navy Blue, Orange, and White Conference......................................Ohio Valley Affiliation......................NCAA Division I (FCS) Stadium.................... Hardy Graham Stadium Capacity....................................................... 7,500 President.............................. Dr. Thomas Rakes Athletic Director................................Phil Dane Dept. Phone............................. (731) 881-7660 Ticket Office............................. (731) 881-7207

Series History Series Record..................................19-10-2 Last Meeting...........................Oct. 1, 2011 Last Result.......................Tech 34, UTM 31 First Meeting........................................ 1927 Current TTU Streak...........................Won 1

Team Information 2011 Overall Record.....................................5-6 2011 Conference Record............................4-4 First year of football.................................. 1925 Overall all-time record................ 324-449-18 Starters R/L................................................... 18/9 Lettermen R/L............................................40/26 Coaching Staff Head Coach............................. Jason Simpson Alma Mater (Year).....................So. Miss. (1995) Record at UTM (Yrs).......................... 37-31 (6) Career Record (Yrs)..................................Same Office Phone............................ (731) 881-7670 Media Information Website.........................www.utmsports.com SID Phone................................. (731) 881-7632 SID Fax....................................... (731) 881-7624 Press Box Phone.....(731) 881-7694 or 7632 Football Contact............................. Joe Lofaro E-mail.................................jlofaro@utm.edu Radio Play-by-Play.............................Tom Britt E-mail............................ tbritt@wbbjtv.com Beat Writer....... Craig Thomas, Jackson Sun E-mail..........cthomas2@Jacksonsun.com

Jason McNair 2012 Schedule Sept. 1 at Memphis Sept. 8 at Northern Illinois Sept. 13 Southeast Louisiana Sept. 22 at Austin Peay * Sept. 29 Eastern Kentucky * Oct. 6 Eastern Illinois * Oct. 13 at Murray State * Oct. 20 at Southeast Missouri* Nov. 3 Jacksonville State * Nov. 10 at Tennessee Tech * Nov. 17 Tennessee State* * denotes OVC Games

2011 Results (5-6/4-4 OVC) Sept. 1 at Jacksonville State L, 23-24 Sept. 15 Union College W, 63-0 Sept. 22 Murray State W, 48-26 Oct. 1 Tennessee Tech L, 31-34 Oct. 8 Austin Peay W, 61-23 Oct. 15 at South Alabama L, 30-33 Oct. 22 at Eastern Illinois W, 24-23 Oct. 29 Southeast Missouri W, 38-30 Nov. 5 at Mississippi State L, 17-55 Nov. 12 at Tennessee State L, 30-35 Nov. 19 at Eastern Kentucky L, 16-23

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at Austin Peay Governors

November 17, 2012 / Clarksville, Tenn. / Governors Stadium / 1 p.m. CST

Rick Christophel

Antwaun Majors

Devin Stark

General Information Location................................. Clarksville, Tenn. Enrollment................................................10,873 Nickname.......................................... Governors Colors..........................................Red and White Conference......................................Ohio Valley Affiliation......................NCAA Division I (FCS) Stadium............................ Governors Stadium Capacity.....................................................10,000 President........................................Timothy Hall Athletic Director.............................. Dave Loos Dept. Phone............................. (931) 221-7904 Ticket Office............................. (931) 221-7761 Team Information 2011 Overall Record.....................................3-8 2010 Conference Record.............. 2-6 (t-7th) First year of football.................................. 1930 Overall all-time record................ 272-466-16 Starters R/L.................................................18 / 7 Lettermen R/L............................................60/14 Coaching Staff Head Coach...........................Rick Christophel Alma Mater (Year)...............Austin Peay (1975) Record at APSU (Yrs)........................ 18-37 (5) Career Record (Yrs)..................................Same Office Phone............................ (931) 221-7905 Media Information Website........................www.letsgopeay.com SID Phone................................. (931) 221-6561 SID Fax....................................... (931) 221-7562 Press Box Phone..................... (931) 221-7191 Football Contact...........................Brad Kirtley E-mail.............................kirtleyb@apsu.edu Radio Play-by-Play.......................... Dave Loos E-mail.................................dploos@aol.com Beat Writer.............................Luke Thompson ................................. Clarksville Leaf Chronicle E-mail........lukethompson@theleafchronicle.com

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Series History Series Record..................................27-17-1 Last Meeting........................Nov. 19, 2011 Last Result....................... Tech 49, APSU 7 First Meeting........................................ 1938 Current TTU Streak...........................Won 2

2012 Schedule Sept. 1 at Western Kentucky Sept. 8 at Virginia Tech Sept. 15 at Tennessee State * Sept 22 UT Martin * Sept. 29 at Eastern Illinois * Oct. 6 Murray State * Oct. 13 at Eastern Kentucky * Oct. 27 Southeast Missouri * Nov. 3 Culver-Stockton Nov. 10 at Jacksonville State * Nov. 17 Tennessee Tech * * denotes OVC game 2011 Results (2-9/1-7 OVC) Sept. 3 at Cincinnati Sept. 17 at Memphis Sept. 24 Eastern Kentucky * Oct. 1 Tennessee State * Oct. 8 at UT Martin* Oct. 15 Jacksonville State * Oct. 22 at SEMO * Oct. 29 Eastern Illinois * Nov. 5 Central State Nov. 12 at Murray State * Nov. 19 at Tennessee Tech * * denotes OVC game

L, 72-10 L, 27-6 L, 23-17 W, 37-34 L, 61-23 L, 44-14 L, 17-13 L, 19-10 W, 40-0 L, 56-24 L, 49-7

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Football Championship Subdivision Conference Allignments for 2012 BIG SKY (13) Cal Poly Eastern Washington Idaho State Montana Montana State North Dakota Northern Arizona Northern Colorado Portland State Sacramento State Southern Utah UC Davis Weber State BIG SOUTH (8) Campbell Charleston Southern Coastal Carolina Gardner-Webb Liberty Presbyterian College Stony Brook VMI COLONIAL (11) Delaware Georgia State James Madison Maine New Hampshire Old Dominion Rhode Island Richmond Towson Villanova William & Mary IVY (8) Brown Columbia Cornell

Dartmouth Harvard Pennsylvania Princeton Yale MID-EASTERN (11) Bethune-Cookman Delaware State Florida A&M Hampton Howard Morgan State Norfolk State North Carolina A&T North Carolina Central Savannah State South Carolina State MISSOURI VALLEY (10) Illinois State Indiana State Missouri State North Dakota State UNI South Dakota South Dakota State Southern Illinois Western Illinois Youngstown State NORTHEAST (9) Albany Bryant Central Connecticut State Duquesne Monmouth Robert Morris Sacred Heart St. Francis (Pa.) Wagner

OHIO VALLEY (9) Austin Peay Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State Murray State Southeast Missouri Tennessee State Tennessee Tech UT Martin

PATRIOT (7) Bucknell Colgate Fordham Georgetown Holy Cross Lafayette Leigh PIONEER (9) Butler Davidson Dayton Drake Jacksonville Marist

Morehead State San Diego Valparaiso SOUTHERN (9) Appalachian State Chattanooga Citadel Elon Furman Georgia Southern Samford Western Carolina Wofford

SOUTHLAND (7) Central Arkansas Lamar McNeese State Nicholls State Northwestern State Sam Houston State Southeastern Louisiana Stephen F. Austin

SOUTHWESTERN (10) East Alabama A&M Alabama State Alcorn State Jackson State Mississippi Valley State West Arkansas-Pine Bluff Grambling State Prairie View A&M Southern Texas Southern INDEPENDENTS (1) Texas State

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Opponent Air Force Academy (FBS) Akron Alabama-Birmingham (FBS) Alabama Normal Alabama Teachers Appalachian State Arkansas (FBS) Arkansas A&M Arkansas-Pine Bluff Arkansas State Auburn University (FBS) Austin Peay Bethel College Bowling Green State (FBS) Bradley Tech Bryson College Cameron Campbellsville Carson-Newman Central Methodist Cincinnati (FBS) The Citadel Concordia College Cumberland University East Carolina (FBS)

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all opponents

First Last Game Game 2001 2001 1981 1986 1997 1998 1928 1928 1936 1936 1974 1996 2010 2010 1933 1933 1987 1987 1934 1969 2007 2007 1938 2010 1922 1931 1999 2002 1946 1946 1922 1923 1978 1979 1995 1995 1930 1951 2008 2008 1987 1987 1960 1960 2007 2007 1922 2007 1988 1988

W 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 9 0 28 4 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 1 6 0

L 1 6 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 8 1 17 3 2 1 1 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 6 1

T PCT 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 .333 0 .000 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 .529 0 .000 0 .622 1 .562 0 .000 0 .000 1 .250 0 .500 0 1.000 0 .667 0 1.000 0 .000 0 .000 0 1.000 1 .500 0 .000

East Tennessee East Texas State Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Evansville Fayetteville State Florida State (FBS) Furman Gardner-Webb Georgetown Georgia (FBS) Georgia Southern Hampton Harding Hiwassee Illinois State Iowa (FBS) Iowa State (FBS) Jacksonville State Kansas State (FBS) Kentucky (FBS) Kentucky Wesleyan King College Lambuth Liberty University Lincoln Memorial Lock Haven Louisiana Tech Louisville (FBS) Marshall

1930 1984 15 1952 1952 0 1975 2010 6 1937 2010 18 1950 1951 2 2001 2001 1 1947 1953 1 1975 1976 1 2004 2008 2 1946 1949 3 1943 2009 0 1985 1986 0 2012 2012 -- 2000 2000 1 1924 1934 6 1993 1996 0 2011 2011 0 2002 2002 0 1938 2010 6 1984 2009 0 1951 1951 0 1998 1998 1 1923 1923 0 1932 2005 3 1987 1999 2 1930 1931 2 1989 1994 5 1935 1972 2 1960 2008 1 1949 1995 1

17 1 12 50 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 -- 0 0 2 1 1 9 2 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 6 2 6

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0 .468 0 .000 0 .333 0 .265 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 .500 0 .500 0 .667 0 .750 0 .000 0 .000 -- -0 1.000 1 .928 0 .000 1 .000 0 .000 0 .400 0 .000 0 .000 0 1.000 0 .000 0 1.000 0 .667 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 .250 0 .333 0 .143


vs. Opponent Maryville College Memphis (FBS) $ Miami (Ohio) (FBS) Middle Tennessee Milligan Morehead State Morningside Morris Harvey Murray State Nebraska-Omaha Nevada-Las Vegas (FBS) Nicholls State North Alabama * North Greenville Northern Illinois (FBS) Northeast Louisiana Northeast Missouri Northwestern State Ohio (FBS) Ogden College Oregon (FBS) Pikeville College

all opponents

First Last Game Game 1940 1948 1931 2003 1953 1953 1924 2006 1922 1945 1936 1995 1972 1972 1941 1942 1930 2010 1976 1977 1985 1985 1978 1979 1953 1959 2012 2012 2003 2005 1953 1953 1980 1981 1968 1969 1990 2000 1922 1926 2012 2012 2009 2009

W 4 7 0 31 2 31 1 1 41 2 0 0 4 -- 0 1 2 0 0 2 -- 1

L 0 10 1 36 5 19 0 0 35 0 1 2 2 -- 2 0 0 2 3 0 -- 0

T PCT 0 1.000 4 .428 0 .000 6 .431 1 .312 1 .618 0 1.000 0 1.000 1 .539 0 1.000 0 .000 0 .000 1 .643 -- --0 .000 0 1.000 0 1.000 0 .000 0 .000 3 .400 -- --0 1.000 Samford University of the South # South Dakota South Florida Southeast Missouri Sue Bennett TCU (FBS) Tennessee (FBS) Tennessee Juniors Tennessee State Tennessee Wesleyan Troy State Tulsa (FBS) Union College UT- Chattanooga UTC Frosh UT Martin Valparaiso Vanderbilt (FBS) Virginia Military Institute Western Carolina Western Kentucky Western Michigan West Virginia Tech Wofford Xavier Youngstown State

1934 2007 1923 1943 1973 1974 2004 2004 1991 2010 1928 1929 2010 2010 1947 1951 1927 1931 1984 2010 1926 1927 1978 1981 1986 1986 1932 1950 1938 2006 1924 1924 1932 2010 2002 2002 1931 1946 2004 2004 1971 2000 1922 2000 2008 2008 2001 2001 1948 1949 1939 1939 1939 1987

10 6 1 0 12 2 0 0 2 10 0 1 0 6 10 0 19 1 0 1 7 23 0 1 0 0 5

Totals Modern Era Only

1922 1948

381 450 31 .460 301 352 9 461

2011 2011

12 8 1 1 8 0 1 5 0 15 2 2 1 4 28 1 10 0 11 0 6 28 1 0 2 1 11

0 . .437 2 . .466 0 . .500 0 . .000 0 ..600 0 1.000 0 .000 0 .000 1 .667 0 .400 0 .000 1 .250 0 .000 0 .600 0 .271 0 .000 2 .645 0 1.000 1 .041 0 1.000 1 .536 1 .452 0 .000 0 1.000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .313

$ Was West Tennessee (1931-40) * Was Florence State (1953-59) # Listed as Sewanee (1923-41) % Now called UT Martin (FBS) Football Bowl Subdivision opponents Bold indicates 2012 opponents

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a l l - t i m e s e ri e s Hampton

First Meeting

North Greenville First Meeting

Oregon

First Meeting

Southeast Missouri Tech leads 12-8

1991: SEMO........34-31 1992: Tech........49-14* 1993: Tech............ 24-3 1994: SEMO........19-14 1995: SEMO..... 33-12# 1996: Tech..........30-20 1997: Tech..........17-14 1998: SEMO........29-24 1999: Tech............ 21-7 2000: Tech............ 31-6 2001: Tech..........41-21 2002: SEMO........36-30 2003: SEMO........24-20 2004: SEMO...ot 31-28 2005: Tech..........31-24 2006: Tech..........32-29 2008: Tech..........29-27 2009: Tech .........28-16 2010: SEMO........23-21 2011: Tech..........38-31

Murray State

Tech leads 41-35-1 1930: Tech............ 26-6 1931: Tech............ 19-7 1932: Tie...................0-0 1933: Murray..........9-6 1934: Murray....... 40-7 1935: Murray....... 13-0 1936: Murray.....47-0# 1937: Murray....... 14-6 1941: Tech............ 14-6 1942: Tech............ 19-6 1945: Murray....... 13-7 1946: Murray.....20-13 1947: Murray..........7-2 1948: Murray....... 34-6 1949: Murray....... 26-7 1950: Murray..........6-0 1951: Murray....... 20-7 1952: Tech............ 14-3 1953: Tech...............9-0 1954: Murray.....19-12 1955: Tech............ 20-7 1956: Murray....... 34-7 1957: Tech..........26-14 1958: Tech..........15-14 1959: Tech..........29-16

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1960: Tech..........14-12 1961: Tech............ 27-8 1962: Tech..........16-12 1963: Murray.....28-27 1964: Murray.....28-21 1965: Tech..........23-14 1966: Tech........51-13* 1967: Tech..........22-21 1968: Murray....... 19-0 1969: Tech..........28-21 1970: Tech............ 21-7 1971: Tech............ 27-3 1972: Tech............ 10-0 1973: Murray.....18-17 1974: Tech............ 26-0 1975: Tech............ 14-7 1976: Tech............ 24-7 1977: Tech..........21-19 1978: Tech..........24-14 1979: Murray....... 24-3 1980: Murray....... 10-3 1981: Murray.....15-10 1982: Tech............ 10-3 1983: Murray....... 20-6 1984: Murray....... 37-0 1985: Murray.....29-21 1986: Murray.....23-16 1987: Murray.....24-21 1988: Tech..........16-13 1989: Tech..........21-20 1990: Tech............ 16-3 1991: Tech.......... 45-7* 1992: Tech..........35-10 1993: Tech..........31-16 1994: Tech..........38-21 1995: Murray.....45-14 1996: Murray....... 41-3 1997: Tech..........16-13 1998: Murray....... 23-3 1999: Murray.....22-11 2000: Tech..........36-21 2001: Tech..........15-12 2002: Murray.....31-14 2003: Tech..........49-24 2004: Murray.....34-15 2005: Tech..........42-21 2006: Tech..........20-14 2007: Tech..........48-24 2008: Murray.....51-21 2009: Tech..........45-14 2010: Murray.....44-13 2011: Murray.....38-37

Jacksonville State JSU leads 9-5

1938: Tech.......... 21-0* 1977: Tech..........27-20 1979: JSU.............. 23-7 1980: JSU.................7-3 2001: Tech..........35-27 2002: JSU............35-29 2003: JSU............37-20 2004: Tech..........16-13 2005: JSU............43-17 2006: JSU............17-10 2007: JSU......... 38-10# 2008: JSU............41-17 2009: JSU............55-28 2010: Tech .........35-24 2011: Tech..........21-14

Eastern Kentucky EKU leads 50-18

1937: EKU................6-0 1942: EKU............. 13-0 1945: EKU...........14-12 EKU............. 32-0 1946: Tech............ 20-7 EKU............. 13-0 1950: EKU............. 47-7 1951: EKU...........15-14 1952: Tech..........28-14 1953: Tech...............7-0 1954: EKU............. 14-7 1955: Tech............ 13-7 1956: EKU...........25-13 1957: Tech........34-14* 1958: Tech..........20-19 1959: Tech..........14-10 1960: Tech.......... 20-0* 1961: Tech............ 14-8 1962: EKU............. 21-0 1963: Tech..........21-19 1964: Tech.......... 27-7* 1965: EKU...........28-14 1966: Tech...............7-3 1967: EKU............. 24-0 1968: EKU...........38-14 1969: EKU............. 17-7 1970: EKU...........20-13 1971: EKU............. 14-7 1972: Tech............ 14-0 1973: EKU...........30-14 1974: EKU...........29-14 1975: Tech............ 14-3 1976: EKU...........28-14 1977: EKU...........28-21 1978: EKU...........20-16 1979: EKU............. 35-0 1980: EKU............. 48-7 1981: EKU........ 63-10# 1982: EKU...........34-17 1983: EKU............. 24-7 1984: EKU...........21-14 1985: EKU...........35-17 1986: EKU...........42-14 1987: EKU............. 44-8 1988: EKU............. 14-7 1989: EKU...........21-20 1990: EKU...........29-20 1991: EKU...........19-13 1992: EKU............. 35-0 1993: EKU............. 10-7 1994: EKU............. 23-3 1995: EKU............. 21-3 1996: EKU............. 28-7 1997: EKU............. 26-7 1998: Tech..........31-29 1999: EKU...........23-20 2000: Tech...............9-3 2001: EKU...........34-10 2002: EKU............. 19-0 2003: EKU...........27-14 2004: EKU...........19-18 2005: EKU............. 52-3 2006: Tech..........27-14 2007: EKU...........38-24 2008: EKU...........33-12 2009: EKU............. 17-7 2010: EKU...........42-39 2011: Tech..........28-21

Tennessee State TSU leads 15-10

1984: TSU............33-3# 1985: TSU............26-13 1988: TSU............27-23 1989: TSU............21-19 1990: TSU............36-14 1991: TSU............14-10 1992: Tech..........26-15 1993: Tech..........24-21 1994: Tech..........28-20 1995: Tech..........28-24 1996: Tech..........21-19 1997: TSU............28-21 1998: TSU............42-21 1999: TSU............25-19 2000: Tech..........56-23 2001: Tech........63-13* 2002: Tech..........20-14 2003: TSU............27-23 2005: TSU............31-20 2006: TSU............30-20 2007: TSU............45-28 2008: TSU............41-14 2009: Tech..........20-13 2010: Tech..........21-10 2011: TSU............42-40

Eastern Illinois

EIU leads series 12-6 1975: Tech.......... 37-0* 1976: Tech..........41-14 1996: EIU.............35-27 1997: EIU............... 10-7 1998: EIU............... 13-6 1999: Tech............ 14-7 2000: EIU.............27-16 2001: EIU.............44-33 2002: EIU.............35-28 2003: EIU.......... 37-10# 2004: Tech... 40-37 OT

2005: EIU.............31-20 2006: EIU.............38-14 2007: EIU.............45-24 2008: EIU.............34-20 2009: EIU.............23-15 2010: Tech..........34-20 2011: Tech..........31-20

UT Martin

Tech leads 19-10-2 1927: Tie...................0-0 1928: Tech..........14-13 1931: Tech............ 26-7 1932: Tie...................0-0 1970: Tech............ 17-6 1971: Tech............ 10-7 1972: Tech..........13-10 1973: Tech............ 16-9 1980: Tech..........30-28 1981: UTM..........24-21 1982: UTM..........35-21 1991: UTM..........24-16 1992: Tech..........17-13 1993: Tech............ 20-3 1994 UTM..........20-10 1995: UTM..........36-31 1996: Tech..........21-14 1997: Tech............ 33-2 1998: Tech..........31-24 1999: Tech............ 45-9 2000: Tech............ 46-6 2001: Tech............ 41-7 2002: Tech ......... 68-7* 2003: UTM..........30-23 2004: Tech..........49-20 2005: UTM....... 46-16# 2006: UTM..........35-16 2007: Tech..........13-10 2008: UTM............ 35-7 2009: Tech..........35-28 2010: UTM..........27-24 2011: Tech..........34-31

Austin Peay

Tech leads series 28-17-1 1938: Tech............ 28-0 1939: Tech............ 25-0 1954: Tech..........27-13 1955: Tech............ 37-7 1956: Tech............ 17-7 1963: Tech..........28-13 1964: APSU........29-0# 1965: APSU........23-12 1966: APSU........20-15 1968: Tech..........38-13 1969: Tech .........56-20 1970: APSU........... 10-6 1971: Tech..........37-12 1972: Tech............ 19-7 1973: Tech..........31-12 1974: Tech............ 28-7 1975: Tech............ 20-0 1976: Tech..........31-13 1977: APSU.........24-21 1978: Tech..........28-14 1979: APSU.........21-14 1980: APSU.........13-10 1981: Tech..........29-24 1982: APSU.........31-27 1983: APSU........... 21-7 1984: APSU........... 27-7 1985: APSU.........24-20 1986: APSU.........23-13 1987: Tech............ 14-9 1988: APSU........... 10-6 1989: Tech..........17-15 1990: Tech..........20-14 1991: Tech............ 32-7 1992: Tech............ 10-0 1993: Tech..........35-17 1994: APSU.........34-27 1995: APSU.........20-17 1996: Tech..........23-17 1997: Tech............ 36-3 2007: APSU.........30-27 2008: APSU.........31-28 2009: Tech..........31-23 2010: Tech..........34-21 2011: Tech............49-7* * Tech’s largest victory # opponent’s largest victory

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openers / family day 4 Opening Day (40-45-5) Year W/L Opponent Score 1922.......T.........Cumberland College...........................6-6 1923.......W.......Livingston Academy.........................24-0 1924.......W.......Livingston Academy.........................32-0 1925.......W.......Castle Heights......................................54-0 1926.......W.......Sewanee College..................................9-7 1927.......W.......Hiwassee...............................................12-0 1928.......T.........Hiwassee ................................................0-0 1929.......L.........Sewanee College................................0-46 1930.......L.........Sewanee College................................0-14 1931.......W.......Murray State.........................................19-7 1932.......W.......Lambuth College................................13-9 1933.......L.........Western Kentucky................................6-7 1934.......W.......Arkansas State.......................................6-0 1935.......W.......Milligan College..................................26-7 1936.......W.......Alabama Teachers .............................33-0 1937.......L.........Eastern Kentucky..................................0-6 1938.......L.........Chattanooga........................................6-27 1939.......T.........Vanderbilt ......................................... 13-13 1940.......L.........Chattanooga........................................0-28 1941.......L.........Chattanooga..................................... 19-26 1942.......L.........Eastern Kentucky................................0-13 1943.......L.........Georgia..................................................0-62 1944.......W.......Oak Ridge..............................................52-6 1945.......L.........Eastern Kentucky............................. 12-14 1946.......L.........Eastern Kentucky................................0-13 1947.......L.........@Carson-Newman.............................7-18 1948.......L.........@Morehead State...............................7-19 1949.......L.........Murray State.........................................7-26 1950.......W.......@Carson-Newman.............................21-6 1951.......L.........@Kentucky......................................... 13-72 1952.......W.......Fort Campbell......................................27-0 1953.......W.......Florence State......................................14-7 1954.......L.........Florence State......................................7-20 1955.......W.......Florence State......................................26-7 1956.......W.......@Florence State..................................20-6 1957.......L.........Florence State......................................0-20 1958.......L.........@Florida State......................................7-22 1959.......T.........Florence State................................... 14-14 1960.......W.......Louisville................................................21-7 1961.......L.........@Louisville......................................... 13-29 1962.......L.........@Memphis State.................................6-12 1963.......W.......@Arkansas State.................................42-0 1964.......L.........@Arkansas State.................................0-27 1965.......L.........Arkansas State....................................7-12 1966.......L.........@Arkansas State.............................. 13-49 1967.......L.........Youngstown State........................... 28-31 1968.......L.........@NW Louisiana................................ 15-33 1969.......L.........NW Louisiana.................................... 24-35 1970.......W.......@Youngstown State....................... 32-19 1971.......W.......Western Carolina............................. 27-17 1972.......W.......Morningside.........................................37-7 1973.......T ........@Western Carolina.......................... 10-10 1974.......W.......@South Dakota................................ 17-13 1975.......W.......@Furman...............................................17-5 1976.......L.........Furman...................................................7-17 1977.......W.......@Western Carolina.......................... 41-21 1978.......L.........@Nicholls State................................ 10-20 1979.......L.........@Western Carolina.............................7-24 1980.......W.......Western Carolina............................. 26-10 1981.......L.........@East Tennessee.............................. 22-31 1982.......W.......East Tennessee....................................14-0

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1983.......L.........@East Tennessee.................................7-14 1984.......L.........East Tennessee....................................3-10 1985.......L.........@Nevada-Las Vegas...........................7-35 1986.......L.........@Tulsa.....................................................0-51 1987.......W.......Liberty................................................. 43-23 1988.......L.........@East Carolina.................................. 13-52 1989.......W.......Lock Haven........................................ 38-17 1990.......W.......Lock Haven........................................ 45-14 1991.......L.........UT-Chattanooga.............................. 14-35 1992.......W.......Lock Haven........................................ 31-21 1993.......L.........Illinois State....................................... 18-23 1994.......W.......Lock Haven...........................................27-0 1995.......W.......Campbellsville.....................................49-0 1996.......L.........Appalachian State..............................3-16 1997.......L.........Chattanooga..................................... 10-13 1998.......W.......Kentucky Wesleyan............................52-0 1999.......L.........@Bowling Green.............................. 15-40 2000.......W.......Harding University.......................... 29-27 2001.......W.......Fayetteville State............................. 31-10 2002.......W.......UT- Chattanooga................................13-3 2003.......L.........@Memphis......................................... 10-40 2004.......W.......Gardner-Webb.................................. 32-26 2005......W........Lambuth University........................52-10 2006.......L.........Chattanooga........................................31-7 2007.......L.........@Eastern Illinois............................... 42-24 2008.......W.......Gardner-Webb.................................. 28-12 2009.......W.......Pikeville College............................... 51-10 2010.......L.........@Arkansas.............................................44-3 2011.......L.........@Iowa.....................................................34-7

Family Day (19-16) Year W/L Opponent Score 1977..........W........Jacksonville State......................... 27-20 1978..........W........Murray State................................... 24-14 1979..........W........Cameron University........................21-6 1980..........L .........Murray State......................................3-10 1981..........L..........Akron ..................................................7-10 1982..........W .......Murray State......................................10-3 1983..........L..........Western Carolina.......................... 10-42 1984..........L..........Tennessee State...............................3-33 1985..........L..........Western Carolina.............................3-30 1986..........L..........Morehead State............................ 20-28 1987..........L..........Youngstown State........................ 15-18 1988..........L .........UT- Chattanooga.............................0-41 1989..........W........Murray State................................... 21-20 1990..........W........Samford..............................................21-7 1991..........L..........Eastern Kentucky.......................... 13-19 1992..........L..........Samford........................................... 13-37 1993..........W........Morehead State...............................21-3 1994..........L..........Eastern Kentucky.............................3-23 1995..........L..........Eastern Kentucky.............................3-21 1996..........W........Samford........................................... 20-10 1997..........L..........Eastern Illinois..................................7-10 1998..........W........Western Carolina.............................17-6 1999..........W........Liberty.............................................. 18-15 2000..........W........Harding University....................... 29-27 2001..........W........West Virginia Tech...........................44-3 2002..........W........UT- Chattanooga.............................13-3 2003..........W........Murray State................................... 49-24 2004..........W........UT- Martin....................................... 49-20 2005..........W........Murray State...................................42-21 2006..........L..........Eastern Illinois............................... 38-14 2007..........L..........Samford........................................... 59-52 2008..........L..........Eastern Kentucky.......................... 33-12 2009..........W........Austin Peay..................................... 31-23 2010..........W........Eastern Illinois............................... 34-20 2011..........W........Southeast Missouri...................... 38-31

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homecoming / contacts Opponent SID Contacts

Homecoming (43-37-1) Year W/L Opponent Score 1930..........W ........ Lincoln Memorial...........................57-0 1931..........W......... Middle Tennessee..........................13-7 1932..........W......... Memphis State................................24-7 1933..........W......... Lambuth College...........................39-0 1934..........L........... Howard College..............................0-27 1935..........L........... Middle Tennessee............................ 6-7 1936..........L........... Murray State....................................0-47 1937..........L .......... Middle Tennessee..........................0-29 1938..........W......... Austin Peay.......................................28-0 1939..........W......... Middle Tennessee .........................20-3 1940..........W......... Maryville College...........................35-0 1941..........W......... Middle Tennessee............................ 6-0 1942..........L........... Union College.............................. 12-14 1943..........W......... Sewanee College...........................12-0 1944..........-............ No Game...............................................— 1945..........L........... Eastern Kentucky...........................0-32 1946..........W......... Middle Tennessee..........................21-7 1947..........W......... Georgetown (KY)...........................33-6 1948..........W......... Middle Tennessee..........................32-7 1949..........W......... Union College.................................34-0 1950..........L........... Middle Tennessee..........................7-27 1951..........L........... Eastern Kentucky...........................7-47 1952..........L........... Middle Tennessee..........................7-19 1953..........W......... Eastern Kentucky............................. 7-0 1954..........L........... Western Kentucky....................... 12-32 1955..........W......... Eastern Kentucky...........................13-7 1956..........W ........ Western Kentucky....................... 39-26 1957..........W......... Murray State................................. 26-14 1958..........W......... Western Kentucky............................ 7-3 1959..........W......... Murray State................................. 29-16 1960..........W......... Western Kentucky..........................10-7 1961..........W......... Murray State....................................27-8 1962..........L........... Western Kentucky..........................7-24 1963..........L........... Murray State................................. 27-28 1964..........L........... Western Kentucky....................... 14-19 1965..........L........... Eastern Kentucky........................ 18-24 1966..........W......... Western Kentucky....................... 21-14 1967..........L........... Morehead State........................... 16-21 1968..........L........... Western Kentucky..........................0-13

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1969..........W......... Morehead State..............................21-6 1970..........L........... Western Kentucky..........................0-28 1971..........W......... Morehead State..............................26-8 1972..........W......... Western Kentucky....................... 30-10 1973..........L........... Morehead State........................... 10-23 1974..........W......... Western Kentucky..........................10-6 1975..........W......... Morehead State........................... 28-13 1976..........W......... Western Kentucky....................... 22-12 1977..........W......... Morehead State........................... 24-22 1978..........L........... Western Kentucky....................... 20-26 1979..........T........... Morehead State................................ 3-3 1980..........L........... Western Kentucky...................... 17-28 1981..........W......... Morehead State............................ 35-17 1982..........L........... Western Kentucky.........................14-28 1983..........W......... Morehead State............................... 14-3 1984..........L........... Eastern Kentucky..........................14-21 1985..........W......... Morehead State............................... 59-6 1986..........L........... Akron.................................................14-42 1987..........L........... Eastern Kentucky............................ 8-44 1988..........L........... Western Kentucky.........................17-20 1989..........L........... Eastern Kentucky..........................20-21 1990..........W......... Western Kentucky.........................33-22 1991..........W......... Murray State..................................... 45-7 1992..........W......... Morehead State.............................31-12 1993..........W......... Murray State...................................31-16 1994..........L........... Austin Peay......................................27-34 1995..........L........... Murray State...................................14-45 1996..........W......... UT- Martin........................................21-14 1997..........W......... Murray State...........................16-13 (ot) 1998..........L........... MTSU.................................................16-19 1999..........L........... Murray State...................................11-22 2000..........W......... Southeast Missouri......................... 31-6 2001..........W......... Murray State...................................15-12 2002..........L........... Eastern Illinois................................28-35 2003..........L........... Samford............................................24-42 2004..........W......... Eastern Illinois........................40-37 (ot) 2005.........W..........Samford............................................42-21 2006..........L........... Eastern Illinois................................38-14 2007..........L........... Austin Peay......................................30-27 2008 .........L........... Jacksonville State..........................41-17 2009..........W......... Tennessee State.............................20-13 2010..........L........... Eastern Kentucky..........................42-29 2011..........L........... Murray State...................................38-37

Austin Peay............................... Brad Kirtley Office phone: (931) 221-7561 FAX: (931) 221-7562 E-mail: kirtleyb@apsu.edu www.apsugovernors.com Eastern Illinois............................Rich Moser Office phone: (217) 581-7480 FAX: (217) 581-6434 E-mail: rlmoser@eiu.edu www.eiupanthers.com Eastern Kentucky........................ Mike Clark Office phone: (859) 622-6170 FAX: (859) 622-5108 E-mail: michael.clark@eku.edu www.ekusports.com Hampton.......................... Maurice Williams Office phone: (757) 727-5757 FAX: (757) 728-6664 E-mail: maurice.williams@hamptonu.edu www.hamptonpirates.com Jacksonville State........................ Greg Seitz Office phone: (256) 782-5279 FAX: (256) 782-5958 E-mail: gseitz@jsu.edu www.jsugamecocksports.com Murray State.............................. John Brush Office phone: (270) 809-7044 FAX: (270) 809-6814 E-mail: john.brush@murraystate.edu www.GoRacers.com North Greenville......................Micah Sepko Office phone: (864) 977-7157 FAX: (864) 977-2146 E-mail: msepko@ngu.edu www.ngcrusaders.com Oregon.................................. Dave Williford Office phone: (541) 346-2251 FAX: (541) 346-5031 E-mail: diw@uoregon.edu www.goducks.com Southeast Missouri..................... Jeff Honza Office phone: (573) 651-2933 FAX: (573) 651-2810 E-mail: jhonza@semo.edu www.gosoutheast.com Tennessee-Martin....................... Joe Lofaro Office phone: (731) 881-7632 FAX: (731) 881-7624 E-mail: jlofaro@utm.edu www.utmsports.com Tennessee State....................... Russell Luna Office phone: (615) 963-5922 FAX: (615) 866-0086 E-mail: rluna@tnstate.edu www.tsutigers.com Ohio Valley Conference.........Kyle Schwartz Office phone: (615) 371-1698 FAX: (615) 371-1788 E-mail: kschwartz@ovc.org www.ovcsports.com

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g o l d e n e a g l e R e c o rd b o o k Individual Records: Offense Rushing Records Most Carries 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 Most Yards Gained 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 1,251, Larry Schreiber, 1968 1,228, Willie Queen, 1992 Career: 4,421, Larry Schreiber, 1966-69 Most Consecutive Carries Without Loss Season: 97, Eddie Hayward, 1987 94, Larry Schreiber, 1969 Career: 147, Eddie Hayward, 1983-87 Most Touchdowns Game: 5, Derek White vs. Concordia, 2007 4, L. Schreiber vs. APSU, 1969 4, Michael Penix vs. Campbellsville, 1995 4, Michael Penix vs. Morehead St., 1995 3, Dontey Gay vs. SEMO/Murray State, 2011 Season: 15, Dontey Gay, 2011 14, Michael Penix, 1995 13, Larry Schreiber, 1969 11, Three players (most recent - Jason Ballard, 2003) Career: 32, Larry Schreiber, 1966-69

Larry Schreiber

piled up 312 all-purpose yards in one game, including 255 rushing yards against Northwestern Louisiana in 1969.

Passing Records Most Attempts Game: 58, Tre Lamb vs. TSU, 2011 57, Lee Sweeney vs. SEMO, 2006 50, Lee Sweeney vs. Tenn. State, 2006 50 Bert Browne vs. MTSU, 1989 Season: 367, Robert Craft, 2004 356, Lee Sweeney, 2006 313, Tre Lamb, 2011 310, Robert Craft, 2002 Career: 1.084, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009 Most Completions Game: 34, Tre Lamb vs. Tennessee State, 2011 32, Lee Sweeney vs. SEMO, 2006 28, Lee Sweeney vs. Tenn. State, 2006 26, Robert Craft vs. E. Illinois, 2004 26, Bert Browne vs. Ohio, 1990 Season: 204, Tre Lamb, 2011 201, Robert Craft, 2004 189, Lee Sweeney, 2006 161, Grant Swallows, 2001 161, Andre Caballero, 1997 Career: 625, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009 Most Yards Game: 437, Lee Sweeney vs. SEMO, 2006 412, Grant Swallows vs. Jacksonville St., 2001 410, Robert Craft vs. Jacksonville St., 2002 Season: 2,448, Robert Craft, 2002 2,385, Robert Craft, 2004 2,361, Grant Swallows, 2001 2,342, Tre Lamb, 2011 Career: 7,157, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009 Most Touchdown Passes Game: 5, Grant Swallows vs. E. Illinois, 2001 4, Robert Craft vs. E. Illinois, 2002 3, Total of 20 times Season: 19, Grant Swallows, 2001 18, Mike Jones, 1993 17, Lee Sweeney, 2006 17, Tre Lamb, 2011 Career: 49, Lee Sweeney, 2006- 2009 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: 17, Robert Craft, 2004 17, Lee Sweeney, 2006 15, Mark Powers, 1982 Career: 45, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009 Highest Completion Percentage Game: 86.9 Grant Swallows vs. UT Martin, 2001 (20-for-23) Season: 65.2, Tre Lamb, 2011 63.6, Grant Swallows, 2001 63.6, Cass Barnes, 2010 Consecutive Passes Without Interception 199, Thomas DeBow, 1988-89

Grant Swallows set 15 school records in 2001

Receiving Records Most Receptions Game: 11, Ken Gilstrap vs. Morehead, 1987 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 Tenn., 1978 9, eight times (Derek Lee -3, Walter Hill, Sam Brooks, Drew Hixon, Derek White, Antonio Robinson) Season: 68, Tim Benford, 2008 65, Tim Benford, 2011 55, Walter Hill, 1997 54, Gerald Bentley, 1995 Career: 216, Tim Benford, 2008-11 195, Larry Shipp, 2004-07 Most Yards Receiving Game: 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: 923, Tim Benford, 2011 909, Craig Rolle, 1976 900, Larry Shipp, 2007 878, Craig Rolle, 1978 812, Tim Benford, 2010 808, Walter Hill, 1997 Career: 3,097, Tim Benford, 2008-11 2,950, Larry Shipp, 2004-07 Most Touchdown Catches Game: 3, Total of three times (Derek Lee -2) 2, Total of 25 times (Larry Shipp-4, Derek Lee-3, Tim Benford-3, Demond Stone-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) Season: 10, Tim Benford, 2010 10, Tim Benford, 2008 10, Larry Shipp, 2007 10, Derek Lee, 2002 8, Brent McNeal, 2004 Career: 27, Tim Benford, 2008-11 27, Larry Shipp, 2004-07

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g o l d e n e a g l e R e c o rd b o o k Total Offense Records Most Plays Game: 69, Tre Lamb vs. TSU, 2011 64, Lee Sweeney vs. SEMO, 2006 61, Bert Browne vs. MTSU, 1989 Season: 422, Tre Lamb, 2011 410, Andre Caballero, 1997 362, Robert Craft, 2002 359, Patrick Pope, 1987 Career: 1,228, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009 Most Yards Gained Game: 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: 2,555, Tre Lamb, 2011 2,424, Grant Swallows, 2001 2,362, Robert Craft, 2002 2,267, Lee Sweeney, 2006 Career: 6,805, Lee Sweeney, 2006-2009 Most TDs Responsible For (Pass/Rush) Game: 5, Grant Swallows vs. SEMO, 2001 4, Total of six times (Randy Beaman-1, Patrick Pope-2, Larry Schreiber-1, Tommy Van Tone-1, Robert Craft-1) Season: 23, Tre Lamb, 2011 21, Grant Swallows, 2001 19, Mike Jones, 1993

Patrick Pope was the cool catalyst for the Golden Eagle offense in 1987

All-Purpose Records Most Yards Gained Game: 312, Larry Schreiber vs. NW La., 1969 301, Larry Shipp vs Samford, 2007 299, Larry Schreiber vs. WKU, 1969 282, Michael Penix vs. SEMO, 1993 Season: 1,901, Larry Schreiber, 1969 1,887, Larry Shipp, 2007 1,767, Lorenza Rivers, 1987 1,722, Larry Schreiber, 1968 Career: 5,819, Larry Schreiber, 1966-69 Most Touchdowns Game: 5, Derek Shite 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 Schreiber, 1966-69

Scoring Records

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Most Points Game: 30, Derek White, Concordia, 2007 24, Derek White vs. Murray, 2003 24, Michael Penix vs. Campbellsville, 1995 24, Michael Penix vs. Morehead,1995 24, Willie Queen vs. Tenn. St., 1994 24, Michael Penix vs. Morehead, 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 75, Justin Kraemer, 2007

72, Josh Foster, 2004 72, Jason Ballard, 2003 Career: 253, David Collett, 1998-2001 Most PATs 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, 2011 42, Wayne Anderson, 1977 39, Justin Kraemer, 2007 35, David Collett, 2001 35, Murray Cunningham, 1976 34, David Collett, 2000 Career: 106, David Collett, 1998-2001 Most Consecutive PATs 46, Bobby Holloway, 1951-53 Most Field Goals 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 Most Consecutive Field Goals 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: 75, Justin Kraemer, 2007 73, Zach Sharp, 2011 72, Josh Foster, 2004 67, David Collett, 2000 67, Murray Cunningham, 1975 65, Ryan Weeks, 1989

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g o l d e n e a g l e R e c o rd b o o k Individual Records: Defense Tackles 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 Ky., 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 Quarterbacks Sacks Game: 5, Branon Vaughn vs. EKU, 1998 5, Elois Grooms vs. Murray, 1974 Season: 10, D.J. Bleisath, 2001 10, Branon Vaughn, 1998 10, Shane Queen, 1991 9, Dean Ratledge, 1976 8, Three players (most recent John Ruff, 2002) Career: 24, Shane Queen, 1990-93 Most Tackles for Loss Game: 8, Chad Evitts vs. WCU, 1998 7, Branon Vaughn vs. EKU, 1998 6, Shane Queen vs. APSU, 1991 6, Eric Allen vs. E. 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. EKU, 1998 33, Shane Queen vs. EKU, 1993 31, Marcus Edwards vs. Eastern Illinois, 2010 Season: 124, D.J. Bleisath, 2001 123, Branon Vaughn, 1997 99, Dean Ratledge, 1977 98, D.J. Bleisath, 2000 Career: 271, Shane Queen, 1990-93

Fumbles Most Fumbles Caused Game: 4, Ricky Sanders vs. APSU, 1991 2, Total of five players: (Zach Reed, Branon Vaughn, Shane Queen, Marlon Placide, Gerald Dossett) Season: 9, David Hooper, 1977 Career: 11, David Hooper, 1976-78

Most Fumbles Recovered Game: 3, Donald Snyder vs. MTSU, 1984 Season: 4, seven players Career: 8, Norman Drake, 1988-91

Interceptions Most Interceptions Game: 3, Robert Taylor vs. Samford, 1996 3, John Fitzpatrick vs. WKU, 1972 Season: 12, John Fitzpatrick, 1972 10, Johnny Tucker, 1976 7, Tony Panebianco, 1981 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

Passes Defended Most Passes Defended Game: 4, Taron Ryce vs. SE Missouri, 2008 4, Robert Taylor vs. Samford, 1996 Season: 20, Robert Taylor, 1996 Career: 48, Robert Tayor 1993-96

Individual Records: Special Teams Punt Returns Most Returns Game: 7, Sam Brooks vs. Tennessee State, 1989 Season: 31, Brad Perry, 1994 31, Walter Hill, 1997 28, Tony Chatman, 1978 Career: 78, Brad Perry, 1992-95

Most Yards Game: 200, Gerald Bentley vs. Marshall, 1995 172, Dickie Fulton vs. ETSU, 1973 159, Mike Stewart vs. WKU, 1989 Season: 813, James Coney, 1986 700, Gerald Bentley, 1995 686, Lorenza Rivers, 1987 Career: 1,686, Henry Sailes, 2007-2010 1,418, Gerald Bentley, 1992-95

Punting Records Most Punts Game: 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, Steve Davis, 1979 76, Mark Pemberton, 1981 Career: 251, Scott Meadows, 1983-86 Most Yards Game: 446, Scott Meadows vs. Akron, 1985 442, Tracy Graham vs. Tenn. State, 1988 438, Andy Dorsey vs. E. Kentucky, 2000 Season: 3,359, Steve Davis, 1979 3,111, Scott Meadows, 1983 3,018, Tom Pemberton, 1973 Career: 10,251, Scott Meadows, 1983-86 Highest Average Game: 52.5, Scott Meadows vs. EKU, 1985 50.5, Andy Dorsey vs. W. Carolina, 1998 50.0 Justin Kraemer, Eastern Ky., 2007 50.0, Jon Mahan vs. Eastern Ky., 2006 Season: 44.5, Jon Mahan, 2005, 43.2, Scott Meadows, 1986 43.0, Butch Gentry, 1971 Career: 40.8, Scott Meadows, 1983-86

Most Yards Game: 105, Kendall Taylor vs. Morehead, 1981 Season: 328, Mike Stewart, 1992 236, James Robinson, 2001 225, Walter Hill, 1997 223, Kendall Taylor, 1981 Career: 617, James Robinson, 2000-2003

Kickoff Returns Most Returns Game: 9, Mike Stewart vs. WKU, 1989 8, Gerald Bentley vs. Marshall, 1995 7, Lorenza Rivers vs. Cincinnati, 1987 Season: 34, Lorenza Rivers, 1987 33, James Coney, 1986 31, Gerald Bentley, 1995 Career: 72, Henry Sailes, 2007-2010 65, Gerald Bentley, 1992-95

Jim Youngblood (front) and Elois Grooms (back), defensive standouts in the early 70s, each had his number retired by Tech.

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g o l d e n e a g l e R e c o rd b o o k Team Records: Offense 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. TSU, 2011 50 vs. Middle Tenn., 1989 48 vs. Murray State, 2008 46 vs. Austin Peay, 1995 46 Eastern Ill., 2009 Season: 394 in 2008 375 in 2004 Most Completions Game: 34 vs. TSU, 2011 33 vs. Murray State, 2008 31 vs. Ohio, 1990 29 vs. UT- Martin, 2001 28 vs. Eastern Ill., 2007 Season: 241 in 2008 208 in 2011 206 in 2004 197 in 2002 Most Yards Gained Game: 420 vs. Jacksonville State, 2002 413 vs. Samford, 2007 412 vs. Jacksonville State, 2001 391 vs. Valparaiso, 2002 Season: 2,923 in 2002 2,579 in 2004 2,551 in 2001 2,400 in 2008 Most Touchdown Passes Game: 5 vs. Three opponents 4 vs. Maryville, 2011

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4 vs. Murray St., 1991 Season: 20 in 2001 18 in 1993 17 in 2011 Most Times Intercepted Game: 7 vs. SEMO, 2003 6 vs. Eastern Ky., 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. Austin Peay, 1977 95 vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1976 94 vs. Morningside, 1972 93 vs. TSU, 2011 Season: 817 in 1972 815 in 1977 801 in 2011 800 in 2004 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 4,183 in 1977 4,161 in 2001

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 343 in 1977 329 in 2007 328 in 2002 317 in 2000 Most Points (both teams) Game: 111 vs. Samford, 2007 Samford 59, Tech 52 Most TDs (since joining OVC) Game: 10 vs. UT- Martin, 2002 9 vs. Howard, 1950 9 vs. East Tennessee, 1977 Season: 55 in 2002 47 in 1977 42 in 2007 42 in 2001 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: 46 in 2011 42 in 1977 40 in 2007 36 in 2001 Most Field Goals Game: 7 vs. UT-Chattanooga 1989 4 vs. Western Kentucky., 1980 3 vs. 14 opponents

Most Fumbles Lost Game: 7 vs. Western Kentucky, 1967 6 vs. Akron, 1983 6 vs. Tulsa, 1986 Season: 30 in 1972 24 in 1975 24 in 1977

Most Points Kicking Game: 22 vs. UT-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 1998

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 221 in 2004 214 in 2000 214 in 1977 210 in 2001 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 17 vs. Tennessee State, 1995 15 vs. Illinois State, 193 14 vs. Middle Tennessee, 1993 Season: 113 in 2008 107 in 1995 105 in 1990 105 in 2004 101 in 2011

Eddie Hayward

Robert Craft

Fumbles

Most Fumbles Game: 12 vs. Murray State, 1972 9 vs. Austin Peay, 1988 Season: 56 in 1972 52 in 1975 52 in 1985

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g o l d e n e a g l e R e c o rd b o o k Team Records: Defense First Downs 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 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

Interceptions 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. UTC, 1989 4 vs. Middle Tenn., 1984 Season: 20 in 1962 20 in 1973 20 in 1975 20 in 1977

QB Sacks / TFL 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

Most Yards Punting by Tech Game: 446 vs. Akron, 1985 442 vs. Tenn. State, 1988 438 vs. E. Kentucky, 2000 Season: 3,359 in 1979 3,018 in 1973 2,933 in 1974 Highest Punting Average Game: 52.5 vs. Eastern Ky., 1985 50.8 vs. Morehead, 1976 50.5 vs. WCU, 1998 Season: 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

Punt Returns 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 278 in 1997

Team Records: Miscellaneous 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 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

Penalties Most Penalties Game: 14 vs. E. Kentucky, 2000 14 vs. Austin Peay, 1982 13 vs. Morehead St., 1993 13 vs. Middle Tenn., 1983 13 vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2010 Season: 88 in 1975 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

Punting Most Punts by Tech Game: 12 vs. Louisiana Tech, 1972 12 vs. Western Ky., 1981 11 vs. four opponents Season: 81 in 1973 79 in 1979 77 in 1974 77 in 1982

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annual leaders Total Offense 1960 - Gordon Mason, 866 1961 - Jim Ragland, 803 1962 - Jim Ragland, 539 1963 - Jim Ragland, 1,396 1964 - Paul Whaley, 714 1965 - Tom Van Tone, 1,030 1966 - Dale Swain, 859 1967 - Larry Schreiber, 1,069 1968 - Larry Schreiber, 1,251 1969 - Larry Schreiber, 1,522 1970 - Roger Hill, 677 1971 - Jeff Axel, 875 1972 - Mike Ledford, 857 1973 - Gary Perdue, 923 1974 - Gary Perdue, 804 1975 - Gary Perdue, 1,136 1976 - Gary Perdue, 1,317 1977 - Jimmy Maynord, 1,040 1978 - Kevin Tillman, 791 1979 - Jimmy Maynord, 889 1980 - James Aaron, 1,121 1981 - Tony Costantine, 1,186 1982 - Mark Powers, 1,069 1983 - Tony Costantine, 835 1984 - Brent Fisher, 811 1985 - Eddie Hayward, 1,021 1986 - Brent Fisher, 1,384 1987 - Patrick Pope, 1,938 1988 - Thomas DeBow, 1,239 1989 - Thomas DeBow, 926 1990 - Bert Browne, 2,031 1991 - Randy Beaman, 970 1992 - Willie Queen, 1,228 1993 - Mike Jones, 1,921 1994 - Mike Jones, 1,762 1995 - Jamie Sander, 1,658 1996 - Andre Caballero, 1,329 1997 - Andre Caballero, 2,225 1998 - Michael Peeples, 1,318 1999 - Grant Swallows, 1,293 2000 - Grant Swallows, 1,019 2001 - Grant Swallows, 2,424 2002 - Robert Craft, 2362 2003 - Jason Ballard, 955 2004 - Robert Craft, 2,290 2005 - Stephen Britton, 1,533 2006 - Lee Sweeney, 2,267 2007 - Lee Sweeney, 1,371 2008 - Lee Sweeney, 1,548 2009 - Lee Sweeney, 1,619 2010 - Tre Lamb, 1,074 2011 - Tre Lamb, 2,555

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Top Seasons

Tre Lamb (2011).....................2,555 Grant Swallows (2001)........2,424 Robert Craft (2002)...............2,362 Robert Craft (2004)...............2,290 Lee Sweeney (2007).............2,267 Andre Caballero (1997).......2,225 Bert Browne (1990)...............2,031 Patrick Pope (1987)..............1,938 Mike Jones (1993).................1,921 Mike Jones (1994).................1,762

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Rushing 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 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

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Top Seasons

Larry Schreiber (1969)......... 1,522 Derek White (2007).............. 1,270 Larry Schreiber (1968)......... 1,251 Willie Queen (1992)............. 1,228 Michael Penix (1995)........... 1,208 Larry Schreiber (1967)......... 1,069 Dontey Gay (2011................. 1,045 Michael Penix (1993)........... 1,037 Eddie Hayward (1985)......... 1,021 Jason Ballard (2002)............. 1,000

Passing 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 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

Top Seasons

1. Robert Craft (2002)................2,448 2. Robert Craft (2004)................2,385 3. Grant Swallows (2001)..........2,361 4. Tre Lamb (2011)......................2,342 5. Lee Sweeney (2007) .............2,292 6. Bert Browne (1990)................2,050 7. Mike Jones (1993)..................2,000 8. Mike Jones (1994)..................1,912 9. Andre Caballero (1997)........1,893 10. Lee Sweeney (2009)...............1,768

Receiving 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 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

Top Seasons/Receptions

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Tim Benford (2008)...................... 68 Tim Benford (2011)...................... 65 Walter Hill (1997).......................... 55 Gerald Bentley (1995)................. 54 Larry Shipp (2007)....................... 53 Craig Rolle (1978)......................... 53

Top Seasons/Yardage

Tim Benford (2011)....................923 Craig Rolle (1976).......................909 Larry Shipp (2007).....................900 Craig Rolle (1978).......................878 Tim Benford (2010)....................812 Walter Hill (1997)........................808 Larry Shipp (2005).....................803

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annual leaders All-Purpose 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 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

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Top Seasons

Larry Schreiber (1969).......... 1,901 Larry Shipp (2007)................. 1,887 Lorenza Rivers (1987)........... 1,767 Larry Schreiber (1968).......... 1,722 Larry Schreiber (1967).......... 1,617 Derek White (2007)................ 1,475 Craig Rolle (1976)................... 1,353 Michael Penix (1995)............. 1,335 Willie Queen (1992)............... 1,299 Marshall Hale (1990)............. 1,281

Scoring 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 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

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Top Seasons

Dontey Gay (2011)....................... 90 Larry Shipp (2007)....................... 90 Michael Penix (1995)................... 78 Larry Schreiber (1969)................ 78 Justin Kraemer (2007)................. 75 Josh Foster (2004)........................ 72 Jason Ballard (2003).................... 72 Jason Ballard (2002).................... 68 Murray Cunningham (1975)..... 67 David Collett (2000).................... 67

Interceptions

Tackles 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

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Top Seasons

Jim Youngblood (1972)............156 Jeff Daughtry (1982).................151 Barry Wilmore (1985)................143 Jeff Daughtry (1983).................142 Jim Youngblood (1971)............142 Thomas Squires (1987).............136 Dana Winningham (1973).......133 Howard Stidham (1974)...........132 Daniel Wentzel (2002)..............132 Corey Reed (2008).....................130

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 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

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Top Seasons

John Fitzpatrick (1972)............. 12 Johnny Tucker (1976)................ 10 Robert Taylor (1996).....................9 Tony Panebianco (1981)..............7 Nine players.....................................6

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c a re e r l e a d e r s Offensive

Defensive

Total Offense 1. Lee Sweeney (2006-09) 2. Robert Craft (2001-04) 3. Grant Swallows (1998-01) 4. Larry Schreiber (1966-69) 5. Gary Perdue (1973-76) 6. Mike Jones (1991-94) 7. Tre Lamb (2009-) 8. Michael Penix (1992-95) 9. Andre Caballero (1996-97) 10. Tony Costantine (1980-84)

6,805 5,757 4,800 4,421 4,180 4,001 3,750 3,463 3,196 3,168

All-Purpose Yards 1. Larry Schreiber (1966-69) 2. Larry Shipp (2004-07) 3. Michael Penix (1992-95) 4. Nick Solomon (1998-01) 5. Derek White (2003-07) 6. Henry Sailes (2007-10) 7. Dontey Gay (2008-11) 8. Willie Queen (1991-94) 9. Tim Benford (2008-11) 10. Craig Rolle (1975-78)

Receptions 1. Tim Benford (2008-11) 2. Larry Shipp (2004-07) 3. Walter Hill (1996-99) 4. Craig Rolle (1975-78) 5. Derek Lee (2000-03) 6. Brent McNeal (2003-06) Gerald Bentley (1992-95) 8. Jack Kelley (1979-83) 9. Anton Thomison (2000-03) 10. Tedarrell Scott (1998-01)

216 195 148 146 129 111 111 103 102 92

5,925 4,938 4,055 3,802 3,749 3,589 3,354 3,215 3,116 2,878

Rushing 1. Larry Schreiber (1966-69) 2. Michael Penix (1992-95) 3. Willie Queen (1991-94) 4. Derek White (2003-07) 5. Jason Ballard (2000-03) 6. Dontey Gay (2008-11) 7. Reggie Bazel (1979-82) 8. Nick Solomon (1998-01) 9. Cecil Fore (1975-78) 10. Jerome Tillman (1997-99)

Yards Receiving 1. Tim Benford (2008-11) 2. Larry Shipp (2004-07) 3. Craig Rolle (1975-78) 4. Walter Hill (1996 -99) 5. Derek Lee (2000-03) 6. Jack Kelley (1979-83) 7. Ken Gilstrap (1985-88) Marshall Hale (1988-91) 9. Anton Thomison (2000-03) 10. Brent McNeal (2003-06)

3,097 2,950 2,813 2,125 1,962 1,759 1,683 1,683 1,668 1,588

4,421 3,463 2,972 2,948 2,315 2,219 1,986 1,932 1,850 1,781

Passing 1. Lee Sweeney (2006-present) 2. Robert Craft (2001-2004) 3. Grant Swallows (1998-01) 4. Mike Jones (1991-94) 5. Tony Costantine (1980-84) 6. Tre Lamb (2009-) 7. Andre Caballero (1996-97) 8. Gary Perdue (1973-76) 9. Michael Peeples (1997-00 ) 10. Bert Browne (1988-90)

7,157 6,032 4,634 4,321 3,599 3,429 3,222 3,053 2,893 2,647

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Scoring 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) Derek White (2003-07) Wayne Anderson (1977-80)

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253 200 198 198 196 192 192 190 180 180

Tackles/Assists 1. Jim Youngblood (1969-72) 2. Jeff Daughtry (1981-84) 3. Tony Plavich (1972-75) 4. Joshua Symonette (1996-99) 5. Bruce Hatfield (1984-87) 6. Maurice Smith (2005-08) 7. Norman Drake (1988-91) 8. Sammy Sanders (1994-97) 9. Howard Stidham (1973-75) 10. Chad Evitts (1996-2000)

476 473 364 349 348 336 335 326 323 308

Interceptions Robert Taylor (1993-96) John Fitzpatrick (1969-72) Johnny Tucker (1973-76) Greg Bauer (1976-79) Greg Hamilton (1976-79) Danny Crooks (1982-85) Jim Whaley (1963-65) Brandon Shelby (2001-04) J.R. Mulvihill (1967-69)

22 21 18 17 14 12 12 11 11

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Some of the players ranked among Tech's career leaders include, top row from left: Maurice Smith (tackles), Derek White (rushing, all-purpose yards and scoring) and Jason Ballard (rushing). Bottom row, from left, Chad Evitts (tackles), Robert Craft (passing and total offense) and Robert Taylor (interceptions).

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longest plays * Indicates touchdown on the play

% indicates longest non-scoring play in history

Longest Run From Scrimmage

Yards.... Player 92*......... Michael Penix vs. Murray State, 1994 89*......... Lorenza Rivers vs. UT-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 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 69*......... Lorenza Rivers vs. Abilene Christian, 1987 68*......... Lorenza Rivers vs. Morehead State, 1987 68........... Randy Beaman vs. Southeast Missouri, 1991

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 78*......... Lee Sweeney to Henry Sailes vs. Austin Peay, 2008 78*......... Robert Craft to Derek White vs. UT-Martin, 2004 78*......... Grant Swallows to Anton Thomison vs. No. Illinois, 2003 78*......... Bert Browne to Marshall Hale vs. Western Ky., 1990 78*......... James Aaron to Jack Kelley vs. Morehead State, 1980 73*......... Robert Craft to Derek Lee vs. Valparaiso, 2002 73........... Robert Craft to Anton Thomison vs. No. Illinois, 2003 72*......Tre Lamb to Tim Benford vs. UT Martin, 2011 72*......... Patrick Pope to Ken Gilstrap vs. Morehead State, 1987 72........... Mike Jones to Brad Perry vs. Tennessee State, 1993 71*......Tre Lamb to Tim Benford vs. Maryville. 2011 71*......... Mike Jones to Willie Queen vs. Tennessee State, 1994 71*......... Thomas DeBow to Ken Gilstrap vs. E. Carolina, 1988 70........... Michael Peeples to Nick Solomon vs. SEMO, 1998 69*......... Ryan Nichols to Brent McNeal vs. Murray State, 2004 69*......... Bert Browne to Sam Brooks vs. Morehead State, 1990 68........... Robert Craft to Ryan Nichols vs. VMI, 2004 68*......... Andre Caballero to Tedarrell Scott vs. UAB, 1997

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

Michael Penix raced 92 yards for a TD against Murray State in 1994 for Tech’s longest run

Wide receiver Brent McNeal threw the secondlongest pass in school history

Longest Kickoff Return

Longest Field Goal Attempted

Yards.... Player 100*...... Dickie Fulton vs. East Tennessee, 1973 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 90*......... Larry Schreiber vs. Middle Tennessee, 1967 90*......... Mike Vise vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1977 87*......... Henry Sailes vs. UT Martin, 2008 87* ........ Larry Shipp vs. Cumberland, 2007 83*......... Billy Blaylock vs. Northeast Missouri, 1981

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 68*......... Brad Simmons vs. Lock Haven, 1993 68........... Skeet Owen vs. Middle Tennessee, 1981 68........... Mike Hennigan vs. Murray State, 1971 68*......... Butch Strickland vs. Middle Tennessee, 1970

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........... Steve Davis vs. Middle Tennessee, 1977 71........... Mark Pemberton vs. Morehead State, 1980 71........... Steve Davis vs. Middle Tennessee, 1979 69........... Jason Lennartz vs. Eastern Illinois, 2009 68........... Tracy Graham vs. Austin Peay, 1988 68........... Scott Meadows vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1985 67........... Chad Brummitt vs. UT- Martin, 1992 67........... Tom Pemberton vs. Youngstown State, 1974

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 53........... Ryan Weeks vs. Morehead State, 1989 53........... Murray Cunningham vs. Western Kentucky, 1974 51........... Justin Kraemer vs. Southeast 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 49........Zach Sharp vs. Tennessee State, 2011 49 .......... David Collett vs. UT- Martin, 2000 49........... Derek Scott vs. Samford, 1994 48........... David Collett vs. Bowling Green, 1999 48........... Ryan Kelly vs. Samford, 1995 48........... Ryan Weeks vs. Tennessee State, 1989 48........... Wayne Anderson vs. Murray State, 1980 48........... Murray Cunningham vs. Appalachian State, 1975

Longest Scoring Play

Yards.... Player 100........ Dickie Fulton kick return vs. East Tennessee, 1973 99........... Lorenza Rivers kick return vs. Youngstown, 1987 98........... Joshua Symonette int. return vs. APSU, 1997 97........... Larry Shipp kick return vs. Concordia, 2007 96........... Robert Taylor interception return vs. SEMO., 1995 96........... Lamar Mike kick return vs. East Tennessee, 1976 95 .......... Jim Schaeffer kick return vs. E. Kentucky, 1961 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. E. Kentucky, 1990 90........... Mike Vise kick return vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1977 90........... Larry Schreiber kick return vs. MTSU, 1967

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100-Yard Rushing Games Compiled since 1965

261 255 235 219 215 213 213 208 203 194 192 190 187 185 184 180 179 178 176 173 171 170 164 162 160 156 155 154 153 152 150 149 148 147 146

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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. UT-Chattanooga, 1969 Derek White vs. Concordia, 2007 Dontey Gay vs. Austin Peay, 2011 Larry Schreiber vs. Murray State, 1967 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. UT-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 Derek White vs UT- Martin, 2003 Michael Penix vs. Tennessee State, 1995 Michael Penix vs. UT- Martin, 1995 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

All-time rushing leader Larry Schreiber (left) had 21 games with 100 yards or more during his career. Willie Queen had 13 100-yard performances with a career-best 180 against Murray State in 1991. 145 144 141 139 138 137 136 135 134 133 132 130 129

Larry Schreiber vs. Arkansas State, 1968 Willie Queen vs. Murray State, 1992 Willie Queen vs. Tennessee State, 1994 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 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 Oscar Bonds vs. Fayetteville, 2001 Jeff Axel vs. Murray State, 1971 Patrick Pope vs. Murray State, 1985

Derek White topped the 100-yard rushing mark 11 times in his career, including a career-high 213 against Cumberland in the 2007 season.

128 127 126 125 123 122 121 120 119 118 117 116 115 114 113 112 111

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. UT- Chattanogoa, 2002 Willie Queen vs. Lock Haven, 1993 Nick Solomon vs. Tennessee State, 2001 Sylvester Gregory vs. Morehead State, 1984 Jason Ballard vs. Eastern Illinois, 2002 Adam Urbano vs. Murray State, 2011 Terry Johnson vs. Appalachian State, 1974 Lorenza Rivers vs. Youngstown State, 1987 Ron Reeves vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1965 Jason Ballard vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2003 Trey Bonner vs. UT- Chattanooga, 2005 Jason Ballard vs. Tennessee State, 2002 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. UT-Chattanooga, 2003 Derek White vs. UT Martin, 2007 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. East Tennessee, 1977 Terry Parks vs. Western Kentucky, 1965

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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 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. UT-Chattanooga, 1967 Mike Stewart vs. Samford, 1989 Eddie Hayward vs. Youngstown State, 1985 Larry Schreiber vs. UT-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 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 John Webb vs. Murray State, 1989

200-Yard Passing Games Compiled since 1967 437 412 410 367 348 346 336 333 329 324 322 321 318 305 302 299 291 284 283 282 281 278 277 276 273 271 269

* indicates FCS playoff game 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. Tennessee State, 2011 Jamie Sander vs. Tennessee State, 1995 James Aaron vs. UT- Martin, 1980 Robert Craft vs. Eastern Illinois, 2002 Grant Swallows vs. Eastern Illinois, 2001 Lee Sweeney vs. Austin Peay, 2008 John Conrad McCrary vs. Tennessee 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 Lee Sweeney vs. Tennessee State, 2006 Lee Sweeney vs. Eastern Illinois, 2007 Jamie Sander vs. Austin Peay, 1995 Tre Lamb vs. Central Arkansas, 2011 * Robert Craft vs. Jacksonville State, 2004 Tre Lamb vs. Southeast Missouri, 2011 Robert Craft vs. Gardner-Webb, 2004 Grant Swallows vs. Southeast Missouri, 2001 Robert Craft vs. UT- Martin, 2004 Tony Costantine vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1980 Mike Jones vs. Illinois State, 1993 Robert Craft vs. UT- Chattanooga, 2003 Mark Powers vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1983 Cass Barnes vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2010 Cass Barnes vs. Jacksonville State, 2010 Robert Craft vs. Southeast Missouri, 2004

All players with 100-yard games Larry Schreiber, RB......... 21 Willie Queen, TB.............. 13 Michael Penix, TB............ 13 Derek White, TB............... 11 Jason Ballard, TB.............. 11 Dontey Gay, RB...................6 Eddie Hayward, FB............6 Jeff Axel, FB..........................5 Jerome Tillman, TB............5 Nick Solomon, TB...............5 Lorenza Rivers, TB..............5 Anthony Ash, RB................5 Trey Bonner, TB...................3 Terry Parks, RB.....................3 Reggie Bazel, FB.................3 Ron Reeves, FB....................3 Cameron Kirnes, RB .........3 Cecil Fore, RB.......................3 Adam Urbano, RB........ 2

Jocques Crawford, RB.......2 Ronald Bond, FB.................2 Marvin McClennon, TB....2 Roger Hill, RB.......................2 Terry Johnson, RB..............2 Travis Rogers, RB................2 Marshall Williams, DB.......2 Randy Beaman, QB...........2 Brant Billen, TB....................2 Henry Sailes, TB..................1 Oscar Bonds, TB..................1 John Webb, FB....................1 Sylvester Gregory, RB.......1 Darryl Robinson, RB..........1 Kevin Tillman, TB................1 Fred Lowery, TB..................1 Billy Shackelford, FB..........1 Mike Stewart, TB................1 Allen Lawrence, FB............1

267 266 265 264 262 256 251 249 246 245 242 241 240 239 238 237 234 232 231 229 228 227 225 224 223 222 220 219 18 215 214 214 213 212 211 207 206 204 203 202

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 Lee Sweeney vs. Gardner-Webb, 2006 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 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 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. UT- Chattanooga, 2005 Grant Swallows vs. Murray State, 2000 Grant Swallows vs. Western Kentucky, 1999 Thomas DeBow vs. Samford, 1988 Mike Jones vs. Lock Haven, 1993 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 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 Robert Craft vs. Eastern Illinois, 2004 Cass Barnes vs. Murray State, 2010 Grant Swallows vs. UT- Martin, 2001

All players with 200-yard games Lee Sweeney wrapped up his career with 13 games passing for 200 yards or more, tying for most in school history. He set the single-game record in 2006 at Southeast Missouri with 437 yard in a 32-29 Tech come-from-behind win.

Robert Craft.................13 Lee Sweeney...............13 Grant Swallows...........10 Tre Lamb................... 8 Mike Jones..................... 7 Andre Caballero........... 5 Bert Browne................... 5 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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s u p e rl a t i v e g a m e s 100-Yard Receiving Games

113 112 110

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 Walter Hill vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1997

Compiled since 1961 262 206 191 183 178 177 170 164 159 156 153 146 144 141 139 136 135 132 131 130 128 127 126 125 124 123 122 121 119 117 116 114

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Kenneth Gilstrap vs. Morehead State, 1987 Craig Rolle vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 1977 Larry Shipp vs. Samford, 2007 Derek Lee vs. Valparaiso, 2002 Anton Thomison vs. Jacksonville, 2002 Tim Benford vs. Southeast Missouri, 2010 Ryan Nichols vs. VMI, 2004 Larry Shipp vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2007 Tim Benford vs. UT Martin, 2009 Anton Thomison vs Northern Illinois, 2003 Larry Shipp vs. UT- 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 Craig Rolle vs. Morehead State, 1978 Walter Hill vs. Eastern Illinois, 1997 Derek Lee vs. UT- Martin, 2001 Sam Brooks vs. Ohio, 1990 Tim Benford vs. Eastern Illinois, 2011 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 Larry Shipp vs. Southeast Missouri, 2005 Larry Shipp vs. Samford, 2006 Walter Hill vs. Eastern Illinois, 1996 Jack Kelley vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1980 Larry Shipp vs. Tennessee State, 2005 Tim Benford vs. Murray State, 2011 Derek Lee vs. Eastern Illinois, 2001 Derek Lee vs. Jacksonville State, 2001 Craig Rolle vs. Murray State, 1976 Tim Benford vs. Jacksonville State, 2010

109 108 107 106 105 104 102 101 100

Sam Brooks vs. Morehead State, 1990 Bubba Griffin vs. Austin Peay, 1981 Craig Rolle vs. Eastern Kentucky, 1978 Marshall Hale vs. Morehead State, 1989 Anton Thomison vs. Chattanooga, 2002 Jack Kelley vs. Middle Tennessee, 1980 Larry Hamrick vs. Austin Peay, 1984 Anton Thomison vs. Southeast 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. UT-Chattanooga, 1965

All players with 100-yard games Derek Lee recorded seven 100-yard receiving games in his career between 2000 and 2003.

Tim Benford................10 Larry Shipp....................9 Craig Rolle.....................9 Derek Lee.......................7

Jack Kelley.....................6 Marshall Hale...............4 Ken Gilstrap..................4 12 players......................1

200-Yard All-Purpose Games Compiled since 1967

312 301 299 294 282 278 264 262 260 255 249 247 237 232 230 229 225 224 220 219 218

Larry Schreiber vs. NW Louisiana, 1969 Larry Shipp vs. Samford, 2007 Larry Schreiber vs. Western Kentucky, 1969 Larry Shipp vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2007 Michael Penix vs. Southeast Missouri, 1993 Larry Schreiber vs. Middle Tennessee, 1967 Travis Rogers vs. Western Carolina, 2000 Kenneth Gilstrap vs. Morehead State, 1987 Lorenza Rivers vs. Abilene Christian, 1987 Michael Penix vs. Morehead State, 1994 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 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

217 216 216 215 207 206 204 203 201 200

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 Larry Schreiber vs. UT-Chattanooga, 1969 Marshall Hale vs. Tennessee State, 1990 Larry Schreiber vs. Austin Peay, 1968 Reggie Bazel vs. Austin Peay, 1982

All players with 200-yard games Larry Schreiber, RB 9 Lorenza Rivers, RB............5 Larry Shipp, WR.................3 Michael Penix, TB..............3 Gerald Bentley, WR...........2 Derek White, TB.................2 Dontey Gay, RB..................1 Henry Sailes, RB.................1

Willie Queen, TB................1 Craig Rolle, WR...................1 Trey Bonner, TB..................1 Marshall Hale, WR.............1 Reggie Bazel, RB................1 Travis Rogers, RB...............1 Nick Solomon, RB.............1

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g o l d e n e ag l e h o n o r s All-Conference Awards First-team All-OVC 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975

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 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

1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1985 1987 1989 1990 1992 1993 1994 . 1995. 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006

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 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 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

2007 2009 2010 2011

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

Second-team All-OVC 1965 1971 1989 1991 1992 1993 1994 . 1995. 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007

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 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 John Jackson, DL

Top OVC Honors Player of the Year

1969....Larry Schreiber (Off.) 1971....Jim Youngblood (Def.) 1972....Jim Youngblood (Def.) 1998....Branon Vaughn (Def.) 2000....Chad Evitts (Def.)

Freshman of the Year

2006........Lee Sweeney, QB 2008........Tim Benford, WR

Coach of the Year 1971........Don Wade 1972........Don Wade 1975........Don Wade 1992........Jim Ragland 1993........Jim Ragland

Geoffrey Woods, DL 2008 Scott Eller, OG Maurice Smith, DB 2009 Slade Adams, OL 2010 Justin Hilliard, DL 2011 Dontey Gay, RB Travis Adkins, DL Will Johnson, DB Nick Campbell, P

All-Newcomer The OVC All-Newcomer Team was originated in 2005. 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

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g o l d e n e ag l e h o n o r s Team Awards Golden Eagle / Tech Pride Award

The first four of these awards were established in 1986 under head coach Jim Ragland. The awards at the bottom of the page were established recently under head coach Watson Brown. Each award recognizes a Golden Eagle player for his unique contributions to the Golden Eagles during the season.

Sonny Allen Leadership Award

Headliner Award

Presented to the player who best exemplifies the “Pride” in Tech Pride:

Presented to the most inspirational member of the team:

Presented to the player most exciting to cover and accessible by the media:

1986..............James Coney, WR 1987..............Jimmy Isom, FS 1988..............Sam Brooks, WR 1989..............John Webb, FB 1990..............Sam Brooks, WR 1991..............Shane Queen, DE 1992..............Mike Stewart, CB 1993..............Maurice Draine, LB 1994..............Willie Queen, TB 1995..............Chris Madewell, FB 1996..............Robert Taylor, CB 1997..............Andre Caballero, QB 1998..............Brad Taylor, TE T.J. Christian, FB 1999..............Jeff Hunnicutt, LB 2000..............D.J. Bleisath, DE 2001..............D.J. Bleisath, DE 2002..............Burt Shurette, OC 2003..............Danny Wentzel, LB Anton Thomison, WR 2004..............Brett Vavra, LB 2005..............John Jackson, DL 2006..............Anthony Ash, TB 2007..............Larry Shipp, WR/RS 2008..............Derrian Waters, RB 2009..............Derrian Waters, RB/LB 2010..............Kelechi Ordu, LB 2011..............Corey Watson, LB

1986..............Kevin Sharpe, DE 1987..............Bruce Hatfield, LB 1988..............Jon Barksdale, DE 1989..............Gerald Dossett, LB 1990..............Jerry Jared, C Travis Wilson, DT 1991..............Ricky Sanders, DT 1992..............Marrio Thomas, LB 1993..............Maurice Draine, LB 1994..............Tracy Russell, C 1995..............Michael Penix, TB 1996..............Adam Wright, DT 1997..............Josh Symonette, ROV Branon Vaughn, DE 1998..............Josh Harris, DT 1999..............Branon Vaughn, DE 2000..............Nick Solomon, TB 2001..............Grant Swallows, QB 2002..............Ben Mebane, LB 2003..............Burt Shurette, OG 2004..............Tommy Harrison, LB 2005..............Shaun Sherrill, OL 2006..............Anthony Ash, TB 2007..............Brandon Barnes, OT 2008..............Scott Eller, OL 2009..............Taron Ryce, DB 2010..............Tre Lamb, QB 2011..............Tre Lamb, QB

1986..............Nate Hooks, WR 1987..............Lorenza Rivers, RB 1988..............Sam Brooks, WR 1989..............Thomas DeBow, QB 1990..............Bert Browne, QB 1991..............Marshall Hale, WR 1992..............Shane Queen, DE 1993..............Mike Jones, QB 1994..............Michael Penix, TB 1995..............Michael Penix, TB 1996..............Robert Taylor, CB 1997..............Jeff Norman, LB 1998..............Branon Vaughn, DE 1999..............Branon Vaughn, DE 2000..............Chad Evitts, LB 2001..............Grant Swallows, QB D.J. Bleisath, DL 2002..............Derek Lee, WR 2003..............Jason Ballard, RB 2004..............Perry Kyles, CB 2005..............Larry Shipp, WR 2006..............Larry Shipp, WR 2007..............Larry Shipp, WE 2008..............Lee Sweeney, QB Henry Sailes, RB 2009..............Lee Sweney, QB 2010..............Tim Benford, WE 2011..............Dontey Gay, RB

Academic Award Presented to the player with the highest cumulative GPA:

2007..............John Jackson, DT 2008..............Bradley Thompson, DE 2009..............Taylor Askew, DE 2010..............Corey Watson, DB .......................Ben Davis, OL 2011..............Corey Watson, DB

Offensive Player of the Year

Defensive Player of the Year

2009..............Tim Benford, WR 2010..............Jocques Crawford, RB 2011..............Tre Lamb, QB

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..............Eddie Hayward, RB 1987..............Mike Thornton, DB Terry Goodloe, WR 1988..............James Hird, FB 1989..............John Webb, FB 1990..............Mark Wattenbarger, TE 1991..............Jerry Boyd, DB Norman Drake, DE 1992..............Gerald Bentley, WR 1993..............Troy Petersen, LB 1994..............Willie Queen, TB 1995..............Gerald Bentley, WR 1996..............David Clem, C 1997..............Al Bohannon, DE T.J. Christian, FB 1998..............Sant. McKeever, FS 1999..............Zach Reed, DL 2000..............Tommy McDaniel, FS 2001..............Tony Gomez, DT 2002..............Marcus Stone, DL 2003..............Tommy Harrison, LB 2004..............Drew Hixon, WR Curt Williams, S 2005..............Curt Williams, S 2006..............Curt Williams, S 2007..............Curt Williams, FB 2008..............Derrian Waters 2009..............Brendon Fisher, DL 2010..............Cass Barnes, QB 2011..............Zack Ziegler, RB

Special Teams Player of the Year 2009..............Josh Paz, DB 2010..............Henry Sailes, WR/RS 2011..............Nick Campbell, P/H

Most Valuable Players 2010..............Slade Adams, OG, O-Line 2010..............Justin Hilliart, DT, D-line

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2009..............Dustin Dillehay, DB 2010..............Dustin Dillehay, DB Kelechi Ordu, LB 2011............Corey Watson, LB

Team Player/ Unsung Hero Award

2011..............Jamere Hogue, DL, D-line 2011..............Scott Schweitzer, OG, O-line 2011..............Jake McIntosh, LB, linebacker 2011..............Dontey Gay, RB, offensive back 2011..............Richmond Tooey, DB, Tony Stone Bumble Bee 2011..............Tim Benford, WR, receiver

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Robert Hill Johnson Award Winners

Senior wide receiver Tim Benford was named the recipient of the 2011 Robert Hill Johnson Award, becoming the third player to receive the award three times. He joins Larry Schreiber and Larry Shipp as the players with three-time honors. 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. 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972

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 John Tanner, LB Jim Waddell, QB Jim Youngblood, LB

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The following players led the league in the following categories:

Total Offense 1956 1959 2006

Bill Robinson (800) Gordon Mason (1,098) Lee Sweeney (2,276)

All-Purpose Yardage 2007 Larry Shipp (1,887)

2011 Winner: Tim Benford 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.

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 Mike Thornton, ROV Fred Edgington, LB John Webb, FB Ricky Sanders, DT Marrio Thomas, LB Maurice Draine, LB

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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 and Larry Shipp, WR Larry Shipp, WR and Derek White, RB Tim Benford, WR Lee Sweeney, QB Tim Benford, WR Tim Benford, WR

Passing 1959 1960 1993 2006

Gordon Mason (903) Gordon Mason (878) Mike Jones (2,000) Lee Sweeney (2,292)

Rushing 1957 1959 1963 1968 1969 2000

Kenneth Wright (684) W.J. Shumaker (874) Ron Reeves (555) Larry Schreiber (1,251) Larry Schreiber (1,522) Travis Rogers (809)

Receiving 1959 1960 1963 1976 1978 2006 2011

Tommy Hackler (30/522) Tommy Hackler (37/508) Bobby Haile (32/436) Craig Rolle (38/990) Craig Rolle (53/878) Larry Shipp (51/799) Tim Benford (65/923)

Scoring 1959 1969 1972 1975 1977 2007

W.J. Shumaker (60) Larry Schreiber (78) Butch Gentry (60) Murray Cunningham (67) Wayne Anderson (57) Larry Shipp (90)

Interceptions 1972 1976 1987 1989 1994 1996 Punting 1954 1978 1979 1987 1989 1998 Punt Returns 2007

Travis Rogers

John Fitzpatrick (12) Johnny Tucker (10) Jimmy Isom (5) Felix Parham (5) Robert Taylor (5) Robert Taylor (9) Jack Van Hooser (31.6) Steve Davis (40.5) Steve Davis (42.5) Tracy Graham (40.2) Tracy Graham (40.2) Andy Dorsey (41.9) Bryon Ottrix (11.5)

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a c a d e m i c h o n o r ro l l 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.

Cy Ables (2) Blake Adams (2) James Adams Slade Adams Chris Abrams James Akers (3) Alfonso Alexander (3) Andrew Alford Aveory Allen (2) Colin Allen (5) James Allen Sammie Allen (2) Chris Anderson William Andrews Christopher Ariks Anthony Ash (7) Taylor Askew (8) Tim Atcher (2) Colton Baker (3) Joey Bailey Dontrell Baines Dominick Baker Michael Baker Justin Banks Keith Baldwin (4) Jason Ballard Matthew Barker (2) Mike Barnard (2) Brandon Barnes (2) Billy Bates (8) Randy Beaman (4) Aaron Beckwith (2) Ronquez Beech (4) Hunter Beedle (2) Tim Benford (2) Gerald Bentley (2) Kyle Berglund (9) Joe Biache Brant Billen Joey Bishop (4) Scott Blankenship D.J. Bleisath (5) Bobby Blevins (2) Al Bohannon (2) Oscar Bonds Gevar Bonham Trey Bonner Jon Borum (4) Justin Borum (6) Michael Bowen Jerry Boyd Stepfon Boyd-Davis Jason Brewington Robert Bright Lee Brock Sam Brooks

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Chris Brown (3) DeJuan Brown Greg Brown Matthew Brown (4) Steven Brown (2) Brandon Bruce (2) Chad Brummitt (2) Jeff Bryant (3) Matt Buckner (2) Michael Burton (6) Nathan Bush (2) Stephen Bush (2) Zach Bush Scott Butler William Byrge Andre Caballero (4) Marc Campbell Nick Campbell (5) Tommy Campbell Anthony Carano (2) Peter Carlson (5) Ryan Casey Kevin Casler (6) Charles Cassidy (5)

Corey Chamblin Rusty Chapman (5) Matt Childs Matt Christian (3) T.J. Christian (8) David Clem David Clepper Charles Cline (2) Raymond Coleman (2) Robert Craft (4) Chris Cummings (2) Alvin Davie Ben Davis (6) Brian Davis (3) C.J. Davis David Daughtery Dustin Dillehay (6) Tim Donegan (2) Andy Dorsey (8) Norman Drake Bryan Duncan Leslie Dunford Travis Dungee Curtis Dunn (8)

Taylor Askew

Heath Dyer Kevin Eakes Collin Earnhardt Fred Edgington (3) Scott Eller Carl Ellis Jason Eskridge Aaron Evans Dwight Evans (2) Jacob Evans (2) Marc Evans (10) Robert Evans (2) Ty Fields (2) Brendon Fisher (5) Jamie Fitzpatrick (3) Taylor Fletcher Cody Forbes Scott Ford (3) Tim Ford (2) Johnathan Forrest Aaron Foster Jason Foster (4) Josh Foster (5) Kewon Foster (2) Tony Fragale Beau Fullerton (2) Robert Gaines Wes Gallagher (10) Greg Gallatin Neil Gannaway (2) Brandon Garner Michael Gatson (2) Dontey Gay (2) Loftin Gerberding (3) Julian Goins Tony Gomez Nick Goodwin Tracy Graham (4) James Grantham (2) Kevin Graves Derrick Gray Jason Green (2) Howard Griffin Arkee Grooms John Guice Matt Hamby James Hampton Brian Hamrick Troy Hangen Jason Hardy (2) Gerel Harlan (2) Brandon Harris Josh Harris Maurice Harris Tommy Harrison Alec Haston (3)

Robert Hazelwood Bruce Heady John Hendrix Jahi Henly (2) Michael Henningan (2) Taylor Hennigan (5) Jason Hiett (2) John Hiett (3) Andrew Higgins (3) Justin Hilliard (5) Alan Hire (2) Spencer Hissam (4) Nick Hodges (4) Jamere Hogue Jordan Holbrook (4) Jacob Hoot (4) Jared Houston Kip Hubbert (2) John Ross Hudson (3) Kevin Huggins (2) William Hughes James Huguely Greg Hunnicut (2) Jeff Hunnicut (4) Adam Hunter (2) Jimmy Hull (2) Daniel Jackson John Jackson (7) Carlos James (4) Andy Johnson (8) Brian Johnson James Johnson Jordan Johnson (2) Nate Johnson (2) Will Johnson Zach Johnson Ben Jones John Jones (2) Malcolm Jones (2) Martin Jones (6) Seth Jones Charles Karlovsky (2) Danny Kava (3) Bryan Kaylor (2) Travis Keeton (2) Nick Kelly (4) Ryan Kelly (6) Jerry King (4) Virgil Kirkland (2) Jake Kiser (4) Reggie Knighten (2) Justin Kraemer (2) Bob Kyslinger Trey Lamb (4) Tory Lane Antonio Lansdon (2)

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a c a d e m i c h o n o r ro l l Jim Ledford (5) Derek Lee Jason Lennartz (5) Leon Lindsey Ted Lockerby (6) Matt Lollar (7) D’Juan Love (2) Allen Lovelace (2) Daniel Lovette Fred Lowery (2) Mike Lytle (4) Chris Madewell Jon Mahan (8) Conor Maitland Matt Martin (2) Brent Masingale Andrew Mathis Cody Matthews (4) Tommie McBride Trey McCalla Brandon McCoin Conner McChurch Tommy McDaniel (6) Cory McDonald (5) Jeremy McDonald Seth McDonald (6) Andrew McGraw (5) Jake McIntosh (2) Dewayne McIntyre (2) Santravius McKeever Chris McKinley (3) David McMahan (4) 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 (4) Nicholas Mittel Dan Money (2) John Montgomery Tony Montiel Bryan Moore Lamar Moore (6) Jeff Moran (4) Matthew Moran Josh Morgan (7) Ryan Muench (4) Chris Mullins Chip Nanney Jonathan Nash (3) Jim Nelson Sherman Nolen (2) Jeff Norman (3) James Normand (4) Adam November (8)

John Jackson Adam Nunley (2) Ryan Ogletree Kelechi Ordu (6) Justin O’Toole Bryon Ottrix (2) Tamario Padgett Christian Padrnos (2) Doug Page Brian Pankey Marcus Patton Jonathan Paz (3) Josh Paz (5) Burlin Peace Michael Peeples (6) Anthony Pelham (2) Josh Perez (2) Brad Perry (5) Trey Perry (8) Rasohn Perry (2) Troy Peterson (3) Jamie Pettit (3) Shaun Potter Patrick Prewitt Colby Prichard Wayne Pruett Xavier Purdy Glen Puryear Justin Qualls (2) Shane Queen (4) Ted Quinn Marcie Ramsey John Raulston (2) Jamison Real Corey Reed (2)

Zach Reed (4) Jason Reel Randal Reeves (2) Chris Reid (5) Kyle Rivers (4) Richard Roark Casey Roberts Jon Roberts Antonio Robinson Mike Rogers (2) Travis Rogers Zane Rogers Mark Romero Tracy Russell (4) Zach Salada (6) Darren Sanders (2) David Satterfield Brent Sayles (2) Andrew Saylors Tedarrell Scott Scott Schweitzer Charlie Seivers (6) Billy Shackelford Keith Shackleford Yusuf Sharif (7) Zach Sharp Shaun Sherrill Wes Sherrill 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 Kevin Smith (2) Matt Smith William Smith Matt Solima (3) Nick Solomon (8) John Sons (2) Josh Sons (5) Steve Souder (2) Conor Sparkman Cody Spivey (3) Charlie Stevens (4) William Stevens (4) Craig Stewart Darian Stone Demond Stone (3) Marcus Stone Chris Stubbs Jerime Studer (6) Grant Swallows (11) Lee Sweeney (2) Keith Swift Joshua Symonette (2) Brad Taylor (5) Deon Taylor (2) Derrick Taylor James Taylor Peter Taylor (4) Robert Taylor (3) Gabe Teeple (7) Parker Teeter Kevin Thomas Marrio Thomas (2) Anton Thomison Bradley Thompson (8) Ryan Tilghman (4)

Michael Tomlinson Andrew Tompkins (2) Richmond Tooley Kedrick Towles (2) Scott Trent (5) Greg Triplett (7) Jerry Turner (2) Tyler Vaden Justin Vann Brett Vavra (8) Gabe Villarreal (3) Nick Vinson Paul Wade Rob Walters Brandon Waters (7) Derrian Waters (4) Corey Watson (7) Mark Wattenbarger (5) George Weaver John Webb (2) Ryan Weeks (2) Daniel Wentzel (3) Kayson Wharton Luke White Nick White (4) Tyler Whitlock Cedric Wilkerson Logan Wilks (4) Curt Williams (3) Jacques Williams (2) Mark Williams (5) Josh Wilson James Witt Jason Wolf Adam Wood (2) Britton Woodall Geoffrey Woods (2) Adam Wright (6) Bryant Wyatt Nate Xanders (7) Stephen York (3) Tyler York (2)

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Harry Abofs..............1972-75 Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) Toronto Argonauts (CFL) Wayne Anderson......1984-86 Buffalo Bills (NFL) Kelly Averitt................... 1988 New York Jets (NFL) Reggie Bazel.............1983-84 Seattle Seahawks (NFL) Pittsburgh Maulers (USFL) Tim Benford.................. 2012 Dallas Cowboys (NFL) Jim Bishop..................... 1975 Birmingham Americans (WFL) Billy Blaylock............1983-84 San Diego Chargers (NFL) Arizona Wranglers (USFL) D.J. Bleisath..............2004-09 Chicago Rush (AFL) Corey Chamblin.......1999-02 Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) John Chuy...................... 1972 Hamilton Tigercats (CFL) Howard Cochran......1973-77 Philadelphia Eagles (NFL) Jacksonville Sharks (WFL) David Collett................. 2002 Indianapolis Colts (NFL) Murray Cunningham.... 1977 Seattle Seahawks (NFL) Steve Davis...............1980-81 Seattle Seahawks (NFL) Buffalo Bills (NFL)

Chad Evitts.................... 2001 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) Brandon Fields.........2007-12 Chicago Rush (AFL) Georgia Force (AFL) Beau Fullerton.............. 2004 New York Giants (NFL) Butch Gentry................. 1974 Hawaii Rainbows (WFL) Troy Grant..................... 2001 San Diego Chargers (NFL) Derrick Gray.................. 1993 Cincinnati Bengals (NFL) Elois Grooms............1975-86 New Orleans Saints (NFL) St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) Bruce Hatfield............... 1988 New York Jets (NFL) Jahi Henley.................... 2001 New Orleans Saints (NFL) Mike Hennigan.........1973-79 Detroit Lions (NFL) New York Jets (NFL) John Jackson............2007-12 Peoria Pirates (AF2) Iowa Barnstormers (AFL) Perry Kyles................2007-11 Louisville Fire (AF2) Milwaukee Iron (AF2) Calgary Stampeders (CFL) Chicago Rush (AFL)

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Derek Lee.................2004-12 New York Jets (NFL) Chicago Rush (AFL) Georgia Force (AFL) Columbus Destroyers (AFL) Dallas Vigilantes (AFL) Frank Omiyale..........2005-12 Atlanta Falcons (NFL) Carolina Panthers (NFL) Chicago Bears (NFL) Seattle Seahawks (NFL) Tom Pemberton............ 1974 Washington Redskins (NFL) Patrick Pope.................. 1988 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) Lorenza Rivers..........1988-89 British Columbia Lions (CFL) Craig Rolle..................... 1979 New Orleans Saints (NFL) Larry Schreiber........1970-78 San Francisco 49ers (NFL) Chicago Bears (NFL) Larry Shipp...............2005-12 Detroit Lions (NFL) Alabama Vipers (AFL) Georgia Force (AFL) Flavious Smith.........1952-53 Los Angeles Rams (NFL) Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) Donald Snyder.........1986-88 Detroit Lions (NFL) Thomas Squires............ 1988 New Orleans Saints (NFL)

Howard Stidham........... 1978 Green Bay Packers (NFL) Joshua Symonette...2000-02 Washington Redskins (NFL) Green Bay Packers (NFL) Miami Dolphins (NFL) John Tanner..............1971-75 San Diego Chargers (NFL) Toronto Argonauts (CFL) John Trainor.............1971-74 Toronto Argonauts (CFL) Jerry Turner .............2003-12 Birmingham Steeldogs (AFL) Las Vegas Gladiators (AFL) Odessa Rough Necks (NIFL) Bakersfield Blitz (AF2) Kansas City Brigade (AFL) Arkansas Twisters (AFL) Spokane Shock (AFL) Georgia Force (AFL) Lonnie Warwick........1964-75 Minnesota Vikings (NFL) Atlanta Falcons (NFL) San Antonio Wings (WFL) Terry Wellesly...........1970-75 Ottawa Rough Riders (CFL) Hamilton Tigercats (CFL) Branon Vaughn............. 2000 San Francisco 49ers (NFL) Jim Youngblood.......1973-85 Los Angeles Rams (NFL) Seattle Seahawks (NFL) Washington Redskins (NFL)

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re t i re d n u m b e r s Three numbers have been retired by Tennessee Tech in recognition of the outstanding playing careers of the men who wore them:

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Larry Schreiber

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Jim Youngblood

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Elois Grooms

Runningback 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, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins. He is a member of the Tennessee Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

Defensive end Elois Grooms was named first-team all-America in 1974 and was twice named to the all-OVC 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.

Football hall of fame Former All-American Jim Youngblood in College Football Hall of Fame Jim Youngblood, who earned numerous honors while playing linebacker at Tennessee Tech, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996. Youngblood, along with nine other players and four coaches, was part of the inaugural Divisional Hall of Fame Class, which included players and coaches from NCAA IAA, II, and III divisions and the NAIA. Twice named the Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year, Youngblood was named to eight different allAmerica teams during his career at Tennessee Tech, including six following his senior season. He earned the Robert Hill Johnson Award in 1972 and is one of only three Tech players to have his number retired. He still ranks as Tech's all-time leader in tackles.

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a l l - a m e ri c a n s Golden Eagles named All-America Tech has had 28 players named All-America a total of 53 times 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) and Teamlink.com (TLC):

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)

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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 AllAmerican, winning honors in 1959 and 1960 as he led coach Wilburn Tucker’s team to back-to-back OVC titles. He was a sure-handed, fleetfooted 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 AllAmerica 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.

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.

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Branon Vaughn - Vaughn earned All-America honors in both 1998 and 1999. He was a three-time first-team allOVC defensive end, and was signed by the San Fransisco 49ers after earning the OVC Defensive Player of the Year award in 1998.

David Collett - The 1999 season produced four AllAmericans 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 allOVC selection.

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 threetime all-OVC 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.

D.J. Bleisath - A two-time AllAmerica selection, Bleisath received the honor in both 2000 and 2001. A three-time first-team all-OVC pick, he was a national finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award. His 2001 All-America selections came from four different organizations.

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.

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 allOVC selections.

Andrew McGraw - A firstteam 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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a l l - t i m e g o l d e n e ag l e s The Sports Information Office researched the names of all-time football participants. Some early information was incomplete and all we found was a last name. Any additions or corrections would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Sports Information at (931) 372-3088 or send an e-mail to sportsinfo@tntech.edu

A

Felix Abel — ’39, ‘40, ’41 Cy Ables — ’10, ‘11 Bob Abney — ‘66 Harry Abofs —’68, ‘69 Chris Abrams —‘00, ‘01, ‘02, ‘03 Blake Adams — ‘10, ‘11 Dink Adams — ‘59 Jordan Adams — ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Slade Adams — ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 LaRue Adcox — ’59, ‘60 Kunle Adewole — ’01, ‘02, ‘03 Travis Adkins — ’08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Raymond Agee —‘42 Steve Ailey — ’69, ’70, ‘71 James Akers — ’97, ‘98 Danny Albert— ’73, ’74, ‘75 Tommy Alderson — ’66, ‘67 Alfonzo Alexander — ’87, ’89, ‘90 Dewayne Alexander — ’85, ’86, ‘87 James Alexander — ‘45 Andrew Alford — ’00, ‘01 Gene Alford — ’39, ’40, ’41, ‘42 Aveory Allen — ’91, ’92, ‘93 Colin Allen — ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Doug Allen — ‘72 Eric Allen — ’98, 99, ’00, ‘01 Keenan Allen — ’87, ‘88 Kenneth Allen — ‘81 Kraig Allen — ’81, ’82, ’83, ‘84 “Sonny” Allen — ’51, ’52, ’53, ‘54 Miguel Almendarez — ’89, ‘90, ’91, ‘92 Dewey Alverson — ’54, ’55, ‘56 Cedric Anderson — ‘84, ‘85, ‘86 Chris Anderson — ’87, ’88, ’89, ‘90 James Anderson — ‘75, ‘76 Paul Anderson — ’51, ’52, ’53, ‘54 Sam Anderson — ’71, ‘72 Silias Anderson — ‘49 Tim Anderson — ’90, ‘91

Wayne Anderson — ’77, ’78, ’79, ‘80 Scott Anderton — ’94, ‘95 John Apple— ‘57 Jerry Archibald — ‘71 Chris Ariks — ‘05 Eddie Arnell — ’94, ’95, ’97, ‘98 Jerry Archibald — ’70, ‘71 Chris Ariks — ’05 Oscar Armstrong — ‘45 Arney — ’39, ‘40 Anthony Ash — ‘03, ‘04, ‘05 Mac Ashburn — ‘50 Tony Ashburn — ’70, ’71, ’72 David Ashley — ‘72 Taylor Askew — ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 Ralph Askins — ‘51 Tim Atcher — ‘06, ‘07 Bruce Atwood — ’72, ‘73 Larry Austin — ’71, ’72, ’73, ‘74 Kelly Averitt — ’84, ’85, ’86, ‘87 Jeff Axel — ’71, ‘72

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B

Ally Baggett — ’57, ’58, ‘59 James Baggett — ’40, ‘45 Joey Bailey — ‘03, ‘04 Dontrell Baines — ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ’08 Colton Baker — ‘02, ‘03, ‘04 Dominick Baker — ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 James Allan Baker — ’79 Michael Baker — ’10, ‘11 Keith Baldwin — ’91, ’92, ’93, ‘94 Johnny Ballard — ’47, ’48, ’49, ‘50 Jason Ballard — ’00, ’01, ‘02, ‘03 Jim Ballinger — ‘64 Frankie Bankhead — ’87, ‘88 Trey Barber — ’92, ‘93 Terry Barbour — ‘73 Raymond Barger — ’52, ‘53 Ron Barfield — ’92, ’93, ‘94 Matthew Barker — ’10, ‘11 Jon Barksdale — ’85, ’86, ’87, ‘88 Mike Barnard — ’96, ’97, ‘98 Brandon Barnes — ‘04, ‘05, ‘07 Cass Barnes —‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Tershaard Barr — ‘01 Jimmy Barrick — ‘45 Richard E. Barron — ‘66 Craig Basile — ‘68, ’69, ’70, ‘71 Billy Bates — ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Shane Bates — ‘07 ‘08 Steve Bates — ‘72 Jim Battcher — ‘89 Greg Bauer — ’76, ’77, ’78, ‘79 Billy Baxter — ’55, ‘56 David Baxter — ’58, ’59, ’60, ‘61 Reggie Bazel —’79, ’80, ’81, ‘82

Mike Beal —‘84 Randy Beaman — ’91, ’92, ‘93 Ronquez Beech — ’10, ‘11 Hunter Beedle — ‘09, ’10, ‘11 Carl Beidler — ’61, ‘62 Bob Bell — ’69, ‘70 Clarence Belvins — ‘58, ‘59, ‘60, ‘61 Tim Benford — ’08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Rias Bennett — ‘87 Larry Benson — ‘71 Gerald Bentley — ’92, ’93, ’94, ‘95 Jerry Benton — ‘57 Matt Berger — ‘91 Kyle Berglund — ‘05, ‘07 David Bernard — ‘65 Benjamin Berry — ‘47 Mark Berry — ’82, ‘83 David Berryhill — ’67, ’68, ’69, ‘70 Robert Bierbaum — ‘72 Benton S. Bilbrey — ’40, ’41, ‘42 Grant Billen — ’96, ’97, ‘99 Chas Billings — ’39, ’40, ’41, ’42 Charles Billings — ’46, ‘47 Byron Billingsley —‘96 Hugh Billingsley — ’46, ’47, ’48, ‘49 Colton Billups — ’09 Jim Bishop — ‘68, ’69, ’70, ‘71 Joey Bishop — ’98, 99, ’00, ‘01 Charles Black — ’58, ’59, ’60, ‘61 Jimmie Blair — ’09 Billy Blaylock — ’79, ’80, ’81, ‘82 D.J. Bleisath — ’99, ’00, ’01, ‘02 Clarence Blevins — ’58, ’59, ’60, ‘61 John Bobo — ’66, ‘67 Jim Bodron — ’81, ’82, ’83, ‘84 Don Boley — ’49, ’50, ‘51 Hollis Bolin — ‘67, ’68, ‘69 Trenard Bonapart — ‘01 Ronald Bond — ’78, ’79, ’80, ‘81 Willis Bond — ’95, ‘96 Jay Bonds — ’71, ‘72 Oscar Bonds — ’00, ‘01 Gevar Bonham — ‘04, ‘05 Trey Bonner — ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05 Bob Borkowski — ’61, ’62, ’63, ‘64 Jon Borum — ’01, ‘02 Justin Borum — ‘02, ‘03, ‘04 Travis Boulware — ’80, ‘81 John Bowen — ‘55 Michael Bowen — ‘97 Steven Bowen — ’91, ’92, ’93, ‘95 Wendell Bowler — ’83, ‘84 Jerry Boyd — ’89, ‘90, ‘91 Bill Boyette — ‘51 Nathan Brackett — ‘01 Jason Bradford — ’99, ’00, ‘01 Bill Branch — ‘50 Brandon — ‘39 Carl Brandt — ‘45 Robert Brannen — ’55, ‘56 Michael Branner — ‘04 David Braun — ‘79, ‘80, ‘81 Billie Bray — ’71, ‘72 Tony Breland — ‘72 Harold Brewer — ’42, ’47, ‘48 Clint Brewster — ‘09, ‘10 Dennie Brewster — ‘65 Rex Bridgeforth — ’79, ’80, ’81, ‘82 Bridges — ’39, ‘40 Bob Britton —’76, ’77, ’78 Dave Britton — ‘77 Stephen Britton — ‘04, ‘05 Steve Britton — ’77, ‘78 Jimmy Brock — ’76, ’77, ‘78 Doug Brooks — ‘71 Matt Brooks — ’74, ‘75 Sam Brooks — ’87, ’88, ’89, ‘90 Walter Brooks — ‘45 Ray Brophy — ’71, ’72, ’73, ‘74 DaJaun Brown — ’10, ‘11 Dallas Brown — ’39, ’40, ‘41 Daniel Brown — ’06, ‘07

Travis Adkins

Doug Brown — ’67, ‘68, ’69, ‘70 Grady Brown — ’66, ’67, ’68, ‘69 Greg Brown — ‘67 Greg Brown — ’96, ‘97 Jameel Brown — ’99, ’00, ‘01 John Howard Brown — ‘45 Lance Brown — ‘88 Mal Brown — ‘69 Matt Brown — ‘10, ‘11 Melvin Brown — ‘42 Mike Brown — ‘73 Mike Brown — ’80, ’81, ’82, ‘83 Mike Brown — ’85, ‘87 Rick Brown — ‘86 Steve Brown — ‘81 Steven Brown — ‘07 Bert Browne — ’88, ’89, ‘90 Ed Browning — ’56, ‘57 Jim Broyles — ’62, ’63, ’64, ‘65 Kenneth Broyles — ’51, ’52, ‘53 Ralph Broyles — ’59, ‘60 Chad Brummitt — ’91, ‘92 Greg Brummitt — ‘81 Mark Bruno — ‘73 Jeff Bryant — ’94, ‘95 Kent Buckley — ’69, ‘70 Mike Buekle — ‘73 Steven Buffington — ’08 Tony Buhl — ‘88 Joey Burke — ‘81 Ed Burns — ’73, ’74, ’75, ‘76 Jeff Burns — ‘89 James Burse — ’75, ’77, ‘78 Michael Burton — ‘03, ‘04, ‘05 Craig Busby — ‘68 Adrian Bush — ‘53 Nathan Bush — ‘10, ‘11 Stephen Bush --- ‘11 Zach Bush -- ‘11 Hugh Bussell — ’46, ‘48 Joey Butcher — ‘67 Bethel Butler — ’41, ‘42 Ralph Cortez Butler — ‘45, ‘46, ‘47, ‘48 Scott Butler — ’93, ‘94 Clarence Buttrey — ’42, ’45, ’46, ‘47 Allen Byrd — ’70, ’71, ‘72

Marc Campbell — ’86, ’87, ’88, ‘89 Nick Campblell — ’08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Ruben Canny — ‘56 Ed Cantrell — ‘84 Fred Cantrell — ‘51 Jerry Cantrell — ’64, ’65, ‘66 Frank Caputo — ’73, ’74, ‘75 Anthony Carano — ’91, ’92, ’93, ‘94 Manny Carballo — ‘78 L.D. Carden — ’47, ’48, ‘49 Peter Carlson — ’99, ’00, ‘01 Paul Carney — ‘45 Dennis Carr — ’47, ‘48 Jim Carr — ’81, ’82, ’83, ‘84 Hugh Carroll — ’39, ‘41 Jared Carson — ‘82, ‘83 Antonio Carter — ’00, ’01, ‘02, ‘03 Raymond Case — ‘46 Kevin Casler — ’10, ‘11 Tommy Cassell — ’63, ’64, ’65, ‘66 Steve Cassidy — ’86  Cole Cassidy — ’08, ‘09 William Casteel — ’46, ‘47 Bill Castle — ’65, ’66, ’67, ‘68 Matthew Catalina — ‘71 Alfred Cate — ’54, ’55, ’56, ’57, ‘58 Dennis Cebe — ’57, ’58, ’59, ‘60 Corey Chamblin — ’95, ’96, ’97, ‘98 Stanley Champion — ‘45 Dennis Chandler — ’65, ‘66 Joel Chandler — ’84, ‘86 Melvin Chapman — ’51, ‘52 Rusty Chapman — ’09

C

Andre Caballero — ’96, ‘97 Norman Cage — ‘72 Bill Cagle — ‘58 Jackie Cagle — ‘56 Doug Caldwell — ’55, ’56, ‘57 Larry Caliste — ’89, ‘90, ‘91 Rick Camp — ‘71 Wayne Camp — ‘54

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a l l - t i m e g o l d e n e ag l e s Leroy Chatman — ’78 Tony Chatman — ’78, ’79, ’80, ‘81 Mike Chemela — ’79, ’80, ’81, ‘82 Phillip Christopher — ’58, ’59, ’60, ‘61 Matthew Christian — ’98, ’99, ’00, ‘01 T.J. Christian — ’95, ’96, ’97, ‘98 William Chummey — ‘45 John Chuy — ’68, ’69, ’70, ‘71 Brandon Clabo — ‘94 Eugene Clark — ‘41 Johnny Clark — ’52, ’53, ’54, ‘55 Mike Clark — ‘69 John Clayton — ’57, ’58, ‘59 David Clem — ’93, ’94, ’95, ‘96 Jerry Cobb — ‘50 Clarence Cobbs — ‘39, ‘40 Joe Bailey Cobbs — ‘42 Howard Cochran — ‘69, ‘70, ‘71, ‘72 Coffey — ‘50 James Cole — ‘45 Raymond Coleman — ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 David Collett — ’98, ’99, ’00, ‘01 James Collier — ‘70, ‘71 James Collier — ‘93, ‘94 Mike Collier — ‘65 Charles Collins — ’84, ‘85 Gary Collins — ‘61, ‘62 Jim Collins — ‘61 Joe Collins — ‘52 Tony Colston — ‘00 James Coney — ’86, ‘89 David Connolly — ‘83 Jamel Cook --- ‘11 Charles Cooper — ‘62 Larry Cope — ‘68 Jackie Corbin — ’60, ’61, ‘62 Gerald Cortner — ’37, ‘38, ‘39 Kenny Cosby — ’80, ’81, ’82 Tony Costantine — ’80, ’81, ’83, ‘84 Barry Courtney — ’76, ’77, ’78, ‘79 Robert Craft — ‘02, ‘03, ‘04 Woody Cranford — ’84, ‘86 Wayne Cravens — ’83, ’84, ’85 Gene Crawford — ‘63 Jacque Crawford — ‘09, ‘10 John Crockett — ‘75, ‘76 Bobby Cromwell — ‘69 Danny Crooks — ’82, ’83, ’84, ‘85 Danny Cross — ‘65 Pat Cross — ‘62 Devlyn Crutcher — ‘92 Don Crutcher — ’55, ‘56 Carter Crutchfield — ’10, ‘11 Wade Crutchfield — ’66, ‘67 Jose Cuarta — ‘70 Chris Cummings — ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05 David Cummins — ‘55 Earl Cunningham — ’42, ’46, ’47, ‘48 Jack Cunningham — ’75, ’76, ’77, ‘78 Johnnie Cunningham — ‘90, ‘91, ‘92, ‘94 Murray Cunningham — ’73, ’74, ’75, ‘76 Nelson Cunningham — ‘62 Tommy Cutrel — ‘63

D

Robert Dalton — ‘72, ‘73, ‘74 Jerry Daniels — ‘49, ’52, ’53, ‘54 B.D. Darwin — ‘50 Jeff Daughtry — ’81, ’82, ’83, ‘84 Jerry Daunt — ‘64 John Davenport — ‘68 Jim Daves — ‘65, ‘66, ‘67 Alvin Davie — ‘04, ‘05, ‘06 Ben Davis — ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Bob Davis — ‘66 Brian Davis — ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06 Eugene Davis — ’52, ‘53 John Davis — ‘60 Lamar Davis — ‘74 Mark Davis — ‘74, ‘75 Pete Davis — ’39, ’40, ‘41

Don Ervin — ‘49, ‘50, ‘52 Jason Eskridge — ’93, ’94, ’95, ‘96 Norman Eskridge — ‘70 Foster Lee Eslick — ‘46, ‘47, ‘48, ‘49 Durrand Estill — ’74, ’75, ’76, ‘77 Dwight Evans — ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Jake Evans — ‘04, ‘05, ‘06 Marc Evans — ‘90, ’91, ’92, ‘93 Steve Evans — ‘71, ‘72, ‘73 Terry Evans — ’61, ’62, ‘63 Chad Evitts — ’97, ’98, ’99, ‘00 Tom Ewing — ‘39

Dontey Gay (25) and Demetrous Garrett (7)

Steve Davis — ‘76, ’77, ’78, ‘79 Tommy Davis — ‘93 Stepfon Davis-Boyd --- ‘11 J.W. Day — ’42, ’46, ‘47 Phillip Dean — ‘95 Thomas DeBow — ‘87, ’88, ‘89 Hugh DeBroeque — ‘52 Mike Defino — ‘69, ’70, ’71, ‘72 Rod Demps — ‘77, ‘78 Jerry Dennis — ‘69 Steve Dennison — ‘66, ‘67, ‘68, ‘69 Hugh Denny — ‘50, ‘51, ‘52, ‘53 Dennis Denton — ‘82 Mike Depew — ‘81 Mike DeRossett — ‘71, ‘72, ‘73, ‘74, ‘75 John Derryberry — ‘45 Freddie Desroche — ‘90, ‘91 John Dethridge — ’75, ’76, ’77, ‘78 Ken Dew — ’76, ’77, ’78, ‘79 Josh Dial — ‘02 Chris Dickerson — ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Derrick Dickerson — ’08 Dick Dickerson — ‘30, ‘31, ‘32, ‘33, ‘34 Corey Didier — ‘07 Dan Diesel — ’79, ’80, ‘81 Steve Dillard — ‘65, ‘66, ‘67, ‘68 Duston Dillehay — ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Herman Dixon — ‘52 Bob Dominick — ‘64, ‘65, ‘66, ‘67 Tim Donegan — ‘09, ‘10 Jesse Dorsey — ’75, ’76, ‘77 Andy Dorsey — ’97, ’98, ’99, ‘00 Jim Dorsey — ‘71, ‘72, ‘73 Gerald Dossett — ’86, ’87 ’88, ‘89 Dotson — ‘50 Richard Doutel — ‘47 Dan Dowds — ‘72 Frank Dowling — ’61, ’62, ’63, ‘64 Doug Dozier — ’81, ‘83 Maurice Draine — ’90, ’91, ’92, ‘93 David Drake — ‘95 Norman Drake — ‘88, ‘89, ‘90, ‘91 Bryan Draper — ‘63, ‘64, ‘65 Huland Draper — ‘39 Bill Driskill — ‘49 Ben Driver — ‘47, ‘49 Billy Drumwright — ‘47, ‘48, ‘49, ‘50 David Dulin — ‘67 W.C. Dunaway — ‘77, ‘78, ‘79 Bryan Duncan — ‘96 Travis Dungee — ‘08, ‘09 Travis Dunlap — ’84, ’85, ’86, ‘87 Curtis Dunn — ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06 Mike Dunn — ’89, ‘90 Bill Dupes — ‘49, ‘51, ‘52 Ron Durbin --- ‘11 Heath Dyer — ‘10, ‘11 Larry Dyer — ‘70 Pat Dyer — ’73, ‘74

F

Ronnie Dyer — ’77, ‘78, 79, 80

E

Keith Earie — ‘70, ‘71 David Eble — ‘71 Ed Echols — ‘41, ‘42, ‘46, ‘47 Tony Eckler — ‘90, ’91, ‘92 Kenneth Eddleman — ‘51, ‘52, ‘53 David Edgington — ’77, ’78, ‘79 Fred Edgington — ’86, ’87, ’88, ’89 John Edgington — ’82, ‘83 Bob Edwards — ‘68 Don Edwards — ’77, ‘78 Marcus Edwards — ’09, ‘10, ‘11 Clifford Eldridge — ‘41 Matt Eldridge — ’82, ’83, ’84, ‘85 Kevin Elkins — ’77, ‘78 Scott Eller — ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Robert Elliott — ‘54, ‘55 Allan Ellis — ‘69 Carl Ellis — ‘07 John Ellis — ‘39 Tony Elmore — ‘70 Wesley Elrod — ‘62 Raymond Emanuel — ‘64 Chris Englane — ‘04 Charles Engle — ‘69, ‘70 James Kelly Ensor — ‘46, ‘47

Douglas Fagan — ‘45 Ronnie Fain — ’72, ’73, ’74, ‘75 David Fair — ’67, ’68, ’69, ‘71 Tom Fann — ’50, ’51, ‘52 Donnie Farley — ’61, ’62, ‘63 James Farley — ‘67 James Farmer —’90, ‘91 Justin Farrar — ’97, ‘98 Rick Fawver — ’83, ’84 Darrell Ferguson — ‘57 Roy Ferguson — ’47, ’48, 49 Zollie Ferrell — ‘45 Oscar Few — ’47, ‘48 Brandon Fields — ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05 Ty Fields — ‘09, ‘10 Mike Findlay — ’83, ’84, ’85 David Finley — ‘65 Floyd Fishel — ‘64 Brendon Fisher — ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 Brent Fisher — ’83, ’84, ’85, ‘86 Bob Fitzpatrick — ’70, ’71, ‘72 Eric Fitzpatrick — ‘00 John Fitzpatrick — ’69, ’70, ’71 ‘72 Al Flanner — ’84, ‘85 Jerry Flatt — ’57, “58, “59 Wesley Flatt — ’42, ’45, ‘46 Tommy Florence — ’73 Dan Fluker — ‘65 Kenneth Fluts — ’59, ’60, ‘61 Cody Forbes — ’10, ‘11 Scott Ford — ’89, ’90, ‘91 Tim Ford — ’89, ‘90, ’91, ‘92 Cecil Fore — ’75, ’76, ’77, ’78 Terry Foriska — ‘73 Johnathan Forrest — ’01, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04 Ed Forth — ’81, ’82, ’83, ‘84 Aaron Foster — ‘04

Jamere Hogue (5) and Jordan Johnson (71)

Edward Foster —‘51 Jason Foster — ‘05, ‘06, ‘07 Josh Foster — ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05 Kewon Foster — ‘02, ‘03, ‘04 Johnny Fowlkes — ’73, ’74, ’75, ‘76 L.A. Fox — ‘47 Wally Fox — ‘71 Tony Fragale — ’96, ’97, ’98, 99 Bill Francis — ‘51 David Francis — ’67, ’68, ‘69, ‘70 Don Francisco — ’50, ’51, ‘52 Lynn Francisco — ’49, ’48, ’50 ‘51 Jim Franklin — ’65, ‘66 Charles Freeman — ‘52 Algin Frey — ’57, ’58, ‘59 Don Frider — ‘59 Donald Frost — ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 James Fughs — ’63, ‘64 Jim Fuchs — ‘63 Beau Fullerton — ’00, ’01, ‘02, ‘03 Tom Fullerton — ‘67 Dickie Fulton — ‘72 Kenneth Fults — ’59, ’60, ‘61 Tony Funfaro — ‘64

G

Stephen Gallagher — ‘02 Tom Gallagher — ‘73 Wes Gallagher — ’96, ’97, ’98, ‘99 P.F. Galloway — ‘45 John Gambone — ‘68 Neil Gannaway --- ‘11 David Garner — ‘73 J.B. Garner — ‘45 Demetrous Garrett — ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Michael Gaston — ‘03, ‘04, ‘05 Dontey Gay — ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 James Gaylor — ’55, ’56, ‘57 John Geiger — ’45, ’46, ‘47 Tom Gent — ‘65 Butch Gentry — ’69, ’70, ’71, ‘72 Edwin Gentry — ’42, ‘46 Ken George — ‘61 Loftin Gerberding — ’97, ’98, ’99, ‘00 Dick Gerbert — ‘73 Lillard Gibb — ’48, ’49, ‘50 Ken Gilstrap — ’85, ’86, ’87, ‘88 Daniel Gipson — ‘90, ’91, ’92, ‘93 Jeff Glass — ’89, ‘90 Glen Glover — ‘53 David Goff — ’86, ’87 Tra’Darius Goff --- ‘11 Julian Goins — ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Bud Golden --- ‘11 Tony Gomez — ’00, ‘01 David Gooding — ’76, ’78, ‘79 Terry Goodloe — ’85, ‘87 Nick Goodwin — ‘07 Brad Gordon — ’73, ’74, ’75, ’76 Lloyd Gorence — ‘51 Bobby Graham — ’71, ’72, ‘73 Tracy Graham — ’87, ’88, ’89, ‘90 Troy Grant — ’97, ’98, ’99, ‘00 Sam Graves — ‘72 David Gray — ’77, ‘78 Derrick Gray — ’90, ’91, ‘92 Sylvester Gregory — ‘83, ‘84 Eugene Green — ‘62 Jason Green — ’86, ’87, ’88, ‘89 Paul Green — ’73, ’74, ’75, ‘76 Howard Greenhowe — ’71, ‘72 Steve Greer — ’66, ‘67 Donald Grider — ’59, ’60, ‘61 Doug Griffin — ’78, ’79, ’80, ‘81 Frank Griffin — ’48, ‘49 Howard Griffin — ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Vince Griffin — ’94, ’95, ’96, ‘97 Hattin Grilliette — ’92, ‘93 Chris Grimes — ‘04, ‘05, ‘07 Joseph Grimes — ‘08, ‘09

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a l l - t i m e g o l d e n e ag l e s Kyman Grindstaff — ‘51 Pete Grocery — ’39, ’40, ‘41 Elois Grooms — ’71, ’72, ‘73 Garlan Grudger — ‘62 Ed Guers — ‘73 Johnny Guffey — ‘63 Charles Guthrie — ‘45

H

Tommy Hackler — ’58, ’59, ’60 Bob Haile — ’62, ’63, ‘64 Fred Haile — ‘61 Willie Haile — ‘07 Marshall Hale — ’88, ’89, ‘90, ‘91 Claude “Stud” Hall — ’40, ‘41 John M. Hall — ’46, ‘47 Roger Hall — ’68, ‘69 Steve Hall — ’72, ‘73 Matt Hamby --- ‘11 Alonzo Hamilton — ‘90, ‘91 “Bone” Hamilton — ‘39 Greg Hamilton — ’76, ’77, ’78, ‘79 Larry Hammons — ‘74 James Hamner — ‘63 Joe Hamner — ’63, ’64, ‘65 Cedric Hampton — ’82, ’83, ’84, ‘85 Brian Hamrick — ‘95 Larry Hamrick — ’81, ’82, ’83, ‘84 Robert Hargis — ’58, ’59, ‘60 Wendell Harkleroad — ‘60 Geral Harlan — ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Garry Harley — ’70, ‘71, ‘72 Claude Harlow — ‘47 Antonio Harris — ’93, ’94, ’95, ‘96 Brandon Harris — ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 DeShawn Harris — ’09, ‘10 Josh Harris — ’95, ’96, ’97, ‘98 Maurice Harris — ’01, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04 Steve Harris — ’92, ‘93 Will Harris — ‘71 William Harris — ‘04 Emory Harrison — ’64, ’65 James H. Harrison —‘47 Jim Harrison — ‘48

Tre Lamb

Marcus Harrison — ’97, ‘99 Tommy Harrison — ’01, ‘02, ‘03, ‘04 Greg Hartsook — ‘66 Wardie Harvey — ’42, ’46, ‘47 Steve Hasch — ’83, ‘84 Bill Hassell — ‘70 Alex Haston — ‘06, ‘07 Bruce Hatfield — ’84, ’85, ’86, ‘87 Don Hayes — ’54, ‘55, ‘56 Howard Hayes — ‘45 Jermaine Hayes — ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05 Eddie Hayward — ’83, ’84, ’85, ‘87 Bernie Head — ‘71 Carey Heard — ’80, ’81, ’82, ‘83 Lynn Hearn — ’48, ‘49 Travis Hearn — ‘64 Ross Heatherly --- ‘11 Matt Heinlen — ‘97 Darryl Heintzelman — ’84, ‘86 Tony Heitzman — ’57, ’58, ’60 Don J. Henderson — ’46, ‘47, ‘48 Jay Henderson — ’93, ’94, ’95, ‘96 Mondreka Hendrix — ’93, ’94, ‘95 Jahi Henley — ’98, ’99, ‘00 Mike Hennigan — ’71, ‘72 Taylor Hennigan — ’09, ‘10, ‘11 Norman Herod — ‘56 Jerry Herron — ‘89 Gary Herting — ’69, ‘70 J.B. Hestand — ’50, ‘51 Hickerson — ’39, ‘40 Hickey — ‘39 Jud Hickey — ‘69 Ronald Hickman — ’54, ‘55 Hickner — ‘56 Jason Hiett — ‘90, ’91, ‘92 R.L. Highers — ’46, ‘47, 48 Andrew Higgans — ’09 Darren Hill — ’92, ‘93 Ernest Hill — ’40, ‘41 Roger Hill — ’69, ‘70 Vernon Hill — ‘63 Walter Hill — ’96, ’97, ’98, ‘99 Justin Hilliard — ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Martini Hilliard — ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Bob Hines — ‘57 Rick Hinz — ’82, ’83, ’84, ‘85 James Hird — ’85, ’87, ’88 Allen Hire — ‘07, 08 Curtis Hissam — ’86, ’87, ’88, ‘89 Spencer Hissam — ’89, ‘90

Manning Hitt — ‘62 Drew Hixon — ‘02, ‘03, ‘04 Jerry Hnat — ‘55, ‘56 Nick Hodges — ‘02 Gerald Hogan — ‘45 Jamere Hogue — ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Chris Hohl — ‘07, ‘08 Cornice Hoke — ’73, ’74, ’75, ‘76 Jordan Holbrook — ’98, ‘99 Mitch Holcomb — ’78, ’79, ’80, ‘82 Chris Hollis — ‘02 Melvin Holland — ‘39 Alan Holloman — ‘68 Bill Holloway — ’65, ‘66 Gene Holloway — ’63, ’64, ’65, ‘66 Robert Holloway— ’51, ’52, ’53, ‘54 Samuel Holloway— ‘45 Roger Holman — ‘65 Chip Holmes — ’88, ‘89 Sidney Holston — ’87, ‘88 Bob Holt — ‘64 Charles Holt — ‘55 Nate Hooks — ’83, ’84, ’85, ‘86 Jacob Hoot — ’10, ‘11 David Hooper — ’77, ‘78 Charles Hopper — ’42, ‘46 Rock Horne Donnel Horton — ‘01, ‘02 Lance House — ’74, ’75, ’76, ‘77 Mark Houser — ‘77 Jarrod Houston — ‘05, ‘06 Kip Hubbert — ’97, ’98, ’99, ‘00 David Hudson — ’64, ’65, ’66, ’67 John Ross Hudson — ’05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Seth Hudson — ‘07 Tremaine Hudson — ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Albert Huffman — ’42, ‘46 Kevin Huggins — ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05 Larraine Huggins — ’69, ‘70 Jerry Hughes — ‘66 James Huguely — ‘10, ‘11 Richard Hulette — ‘ 60 Bill Hull — ’54, ’55, ’56, ’57 Billy Hull — ’64, ‘65 Jimmy Hull — ’86, ’87, ’88, ‘89 Ron Humphrey — ‘72 Greg Hunnicutt — ’00, ’01, ‘02, ‘03 Jeff Hunnicutt — ’96, ’97, ’98, ‘99 Jerry Hunt — ’55, ‘56 Adam Hunter --- ‘11 Hunter — ‘39, ‘40 George Hunter — ’42, ‘46 Paul Hunter — ’71, ‘72 Robert Hunter — ’39, ’40, ‘41 James Husky — ’68, ’70, ‘71 Powell Hutcherson — ‘39 Hutcheson — ‘40 Gerrod Hutchins — ‘96 Hutchinson — ‘39 C. Hutson — ’39, ‘41 Chuck Hynes — ’64, ’65, ‘66 Dan Hytry — ’00, ‘01

I

Edarwin Imler— ‘73 Eddie Ingram — ’65, ’66, ‘67 Desmond Irvin — ’97, ’99, ‘00 Jim Irvin — ‘55 Jimmy Isom — ’86, ’87, ‘88 Justin Ivory --- ‘11

J

Joe Jachimowicz — ’72, ’73, ’75, ‘76 Brian Jackson—’96, ’97, ’98, ‘00 Daniel Jackson — ‘04, ‘05, ‘07 Dimetre Jackson — ‘04 Guy Jackson—’41, ’42, ‘46 John Jackson — ‘04, ‘05, ‘07 Kevin Jackson — ’91, ’92, ’93, ‘94 Jeff Jacoby — ’73, ’74, ’75, ‘76 Dick Jacquet — ’58, ’59, ‘60 Anthony James — ‘03, ‘04, ‘05 Billy James — ’58, ’59, ‘60

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Carlos James — ’88, ’89, ’90, ‘91 Broderick Jamison — ‘04, ‘05, ‘07 Brian Janeway — ‘91 Joe Mac Jaquess — ’58, ’59, ’60, ‘61 Jerry Jared — ’88, ’89, ‘90 Walter Jared — ’47, ‘48, ‘49 James Gordon Jarrell — ’46, ’47, ‘48 Steve Jellicorse — ’75, ‘76 Mike Jenne — ‘86 Johnny Jenkins — ‘61 Marty Jenkins — ‘71 Milt Jenkins — ’76, ’77, ’78, ‘79 H.C. Jennings — ’39, ’40, ‘41 Steve Jewell — ’85, ’86, ’87 Bob Jicks — ’85, ’86, ’87, ‘88 Larry Jinright — ’64 Andy Johnson — ’96, ’97, ’98, ‘99 Brian Johnson — ’91, ‘92 Demario Johnson — ‘01 Edgar Johnson — ’46, ’47, ’48, ‘49 French Johnson — ’45, 46, ’47, ‘49 Lewis Johnson — ‘58 John Paul Johnson — ‘55 Jordan Johnson — ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Nate Johnson — ‘06 Newt Johnson — ’50, ’51, ’52, ’53 Ron Johnson — ‘06 Terry Johnson — ’71, ’72, ’73, ‘74 Will Johnson — ‘10, ‘11 Wrather Johnson — ‘36, ‘37, ‘38 Ben Jones — ‘04 Bobby Jones — ’51, ‘52 Bobby Jones — ‘68 John Jones — ’88, ’89, ‘90 Harmon Jones — ’54, ‘55 Hugh Jones — ’50, 51, ’52, ‘53 Lyman Jones — ’60, ‘61 Malcolm Jones — ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Marty Jones — ’09, ‘10, ‘11 Mike Jones — ’91, ’92, ’93, ‘94 Roy Jones — ‘70 Thomas Jones — ‘45 Tommy Jones — ’51,’52, ‘54 Tony Jones — ‘04, ‘05 Willie Jones — ’80, ‘81 Mike Jonson — ‘70 Jack Josey — ‘78 Ron Jurek — ’85, ’86, ‘87

K

Al Kale — '02, '03 Tommy Kang — ‘80 Mike Karaffa — ‘73 Danny Kava — ‘05

Claude Keisling — ’40, ‘41 Leonard Keith — ‘68 Jack Kelley — ’80, ’81,’ 82, ‘83 Nick Kelly — ‘04, ‘05, ‘07 Ryan Kelly — ’95, ‘96 Chad Kennedy — ‘04 Ricky Kenny — ‘74 Mike Keough — ‘78 Temple Kessinger — ‘66 James Kidd — ’51, ’52, ’53, ‘54 James Kidwell — ‘45 Brian Kiepper — ’81, ’82, ’84, ‘85 Paul Kilger —‘70 Kyle Kilgore — ‘58 Jerry King — ’09, ‘10, ‘11 Robert Lee King — ’39, ’40, ‘41 Bob Kirby — ’51, ’52, ‘53 Orlandus Kirby— ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07 Dean Kirk — ’54, ‘55 Tyran Kirkland — ‘98 Virgil Kirkland — ’95, ’96, ’97, ‘98 Cameron Kirnes — ‘05 Jake Kiser — ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Brandon Kleuner —‘08 Reggie Knighten — ’96, ’97, ’98, ‘99 Eddie Knowles — ‘68 Chuck Koczwara — ’70, ‘71 Kevin Kolff — ‘86 Justin Kraemer — ‘07, ‘08 John Krzywiec — ‘86 Ken Kudrey — ’69–70 Lewis Kuffour — ‘02 George Kuklen — ‘45 Louis Kuykendall — ‘83 Perry Kyles — ‘02, '03, ‘04

L

Ira Lacy — ’93, ‘94 Bill LaFever — ’51, ‘52, ‘53 Bruce Lamb — ’89, ‘90 Trey Lamb — ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Jim Lancaster— ‘47, ’48, ’49, ‘50 Joe Lancaster — ’47, ’48, ’49, ‘50 Ronnie Lane — ‘59 Tory Lane — ’98, ‘99 Dorrell Lankford — ‘06 Wayne Larkin — ’57, ‘59 Dickie Lassiter — ’67, ‘68 Charles Lawler — ’58, ‘59 Allen Lawrence — ’80, ’81, ’82, ‘83 Johnny Lawson — ‘49 Johnny Layne — ‘49 Willam Leach — ’55, ’56, ‘57 W.C. Leath — ‘49

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a l l - t i m e g o l d e n e ag l e s Jim Ledford — ‘04, ‘05, ‘07 Mike Ledford — ’71, ’72, ’73, ‘74 Wade Ledford — ‘81 Derek Lee — ’00, ’01, ‘02, '03 Earl Leech — ’53–56 William Leech — ’49, ’54, ’55, ‘56 Dietrich Leftwich — ’99, ’00, ‘01 Happy Lempesis — ’66, ‘68 Jason Lennartz — ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Barry Lenon — ‘09 Hubert Lester — ‘75 Doug Lewey — ’67, ‘68 Marshall Lewey — ’66, ’67, ‘68 Chuck Lewis — ’61, ‘62 Don Lewis — ‘54 Ladd Lewis — ‘69 Marc Lewis — ’86, ’87, ‘88 Robert Lewis — ‘45 Jake Libbey — ’60, ‘62 Dale Linkous — ’75, ‘76 Joe Mac Lipscomb — ’63, ‘64 Howard Locke — ’54, ‘55 Murford Locke — ‘41 Toby Locke— ‘84 Ted Lockerby — ’89, ‘90, ’91, ‘92 Mahlon Logan — ’00, ‘01 Matt Lollar — ’99, ’00, ’01, ‘02 Craig Long — ’92, ‘93 Dale Long — ’61–64 Jerry Long — ’63, ’64, ‘65 Mike Long — ‘95 Steve Louderback — ‘68 D’Juan Love — ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07 Allan Lovelace — ‘90, ‘91 Dan Lovette — ’93, ‘94 Fred Lowery — ’88, ’89, ‘90, ‘91 Josh Lowery — ‘07, ‘08 Fletcher Luck — ‘45 Rick Lutz — ’72, ‘73 Robert Lynn — ’52 ,’53 Thomas Lynn — ‘73 Mike Lytle — ’93, ’94, ’95, ‘96

M

Paul Macolly — ‘69, ‘70 Chris Madewell — ‘93, ‘94, ‘95 Jon Mahan — ‘04, ‘05 Conor Maitland --- ‘11 Pat Malcom — ‘68, ‘69, ‘70, ‘71 Rob Malcolm — ‘66 Ted Malone — ‘88 Mike Mancohi — ‘70 Richard Mann — ‘56, ‘57, ‘58 Robert (Rob) Mansolino — ‘76, ‘77 Don Marion — ‘47 Mike Marsh — ‘84 Mike Martel — ‘69 Eric Martin — ‘88, ‘89, ‘90 Keith Martin — ‘85, ‘87, ‘88 Kevin Martin — ‘86, ‘87 Matt Martin — ‘91, ‘92, ‘93 Mike Martin — ‘68 Brent Masingale — ’98, ‘99

Caleb Mitchell

Gene Masengale — ‘52 Gordon Mason — ’57, ’58, ‘60 Clifford Massa, Jr. — ’46, ‘47 Jimmy Massa — ’41, ‘42, 46 Winston Massengale — ’87, ‘88 Andrew Mathis — ’91, ’92, ’93, ‘94 John Matlock — ’59, ’60, ‘61 John Matlock — ’68, ‘71 Albert Matthews — ’47, ‘49 Billy Matthews — ‘51 Cody Matthews — ‘10, ‘11 Jack Matthews — ’51, ‘52 Ray Matthews — ’48, ‘49 Termaine Maxwell — ‘04 Donald Mayberry — ‘45 Tim Maybin — ’85, ‘86 Kelvin Maye — ‘88 Gary Mayes — ‘81, ‘82, ‘83, ‘84 Tommy Mayes — ‘89 Jack Mayfield — ‘49 Jimmy Maynord — ’75, ’77, ’78, ‘79 Greg Maysonet — ’83, ’84, ‘85 Jamie McBryar — ’94, ’95, ’96, ‘97 Tommie McBride — ’09, ‘10, ‘11 Anthony McCaskill — ’98, ‘99 Connor McChurch — ‘08 Marvin McClennon — ’80, ’81, ’82, ‘83 Creed McClure — ‘39 Brannon McCoin --- ‘11 Reed McCollim — ‘71 Robert McCormick — ‘67 John Conrad McCrary — ‘04, ‘05 Bill McCreless — ’56, ‘57 Dillard McCullough — ’62, ‘63 Joe McCullough — ‘53 Ronnie McCurry — ’58, ’59, ‘60 Don McDaniel — ’72, ’73, ’75, ‘76 Nick McDaniel — ‘55 Tommy McDaniel — ’99, ‘00 Alvin McDermott — ‘01 Larry McDermott — ‘72 Cordell McDonald — ’45, 47, ’48, ‘49 Cory McDonald — ’10, ‘11 Jeremy McDonald — ’01, ‘02, '03, ‘04 Seth McDonald — ‘09, ’10, ‘11 Keith McFadden — ’80, ‘81 Lannie McGehee — ‘67 Andrew McGraw — ’97, ’98, ’99, ‘00 Stanley McGraw — ‘97 Ralph McGuffey — ‘73 Wayne McHarge — ‘72 Jake McIntosh — ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Dewayne McIntyre — ’93, ’94, ’95, ‘96 Jack McKee — ’51, ’52, ‘53 Santravius McKeever — ’95, ’96, ’97, ‘98 Chris McKinley — ’95, ’96, ‘97 Chris McKinney — ‘00 Rudolph McKinney — ’71, ‘72 David McMahan — ‘02, '03, ‘04, ‘05 Ralph McMillan — ’58, ’60, ‘61 Ron McNabb — ‘71 Trent McNaull — ’94, ’95, ’96, ‘97 Brent McNeal — ‘02, '03, ‘04, ‘05 Gerald McNee — ‘63 Bill McPherson — ’65, ’66, ’67, ‘68 Gary McVicar — ’94, ’95, ’96, ‘97 Bob Meador — ’48, ‘49 Scott Meadows — ’83, ’84, ’85, ‘86 Ben Mebane — ’99, ’00, ’01, 02 Craig Melton — ’99, ’00, ‘01, ’02, '03 Matt Mercy — ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Bernard Meredith — ’45, ’46, ‘47 Gary Meredith — ‘54 Manny Michel — ’80, ’81, ’82, ‘83 Lamar Mike — ’74, ’75, ’76, ‘77 Corbin Miles — ‘06, ‘07, 08, ‘09, ‘10 Dedrick Miley — ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Erik Miller — ’86, ‘87 Gordon Miller — ‘52 Mike Miller — ‘69 Sam Miller — ‘10 Brad Millice — ’78, ’79, ’80, ‘81 Jack Mills — ‘62 Millsaps — ‘50

James Normand

Steve Olivera — ‘85 Dennis Olson — ‘52 Alden Olverson — ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Bill Omar — ’51–52 Frank Omiyale — ‘02, '03, ‘04 Trey Ondrus — ‘94 Kelechi Ordu — ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Tim Ormond — ‘82 Johnny Orr — ‘88 John Osborne — ‘67 Morgan Otgilvie — ‘42 Bryon Ottrix — ‘04, ‘05, ‘07 Derrick Outlaw — ‘07, ‘08 Larry Overby — ‘55 Skeet Owen — ’80, ’81, ’82, ‘83 Charles Owens — ‘39 Thomas Owens — ’42, ‘46

P

Dustin Millsaps — ‘04 Arnee Milton — ’84, ‘85 John Minchey — ‘39 Antonio Minor — ‘04, ‘05 Ron Miranda — ‘73 Dudley Mitchell — ’82, ’83, ’84 Caleb Mitchell — ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Erwin Mitchell — ’51, ’52, ‘53 David Mixon — ’83, ’84, ’85, ‘86 Gary Moeller — ’72, ‘73 Maurice Moffitt — ‘45 Tommy Moffitt — ’84, ‘85 Darius Mohn — ‘02, '03 Larry Monteen — ’71, ’72, ‘73 Tony Montiel — ’92, ‘93 Brian Moore — ’93, ‘94 Horace Moore — ’48, ‘49 Jim Moore — ’62, ’63, ‘64 Lamar Moore — ’10, ‘11 Sonny Moore — ’70, ’71 William Milton Moore — ‘46 Tate Moorer — ’62, ‘63 Jeff Moran — ’92, ’93, ’94, ’95 Matt Moran — ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 John Morehead — ’55, ’56, ’57, ‘58 James Morgan — ‘39 Mike Morie — ‘75, ‘76 Howell Morris — ’47, ’48, ‘49 Stewart Morris — ‘45 William Morris — ‘45 Moses — ‘50 James Monroe Mosier — ’46, ‘47 Ryan Muench — ‘04, ‘05, ‘07 Ray Mullican — ’81, ’82, ‘83 Thomas Mullican — ‘45 J.R. ‘Joe’ Mulvihill — ’67, ’68, ‘69 Vern Muncy — ’46, ’47 ‘48 Randall Munn — ‘86 Lawrence G. Murphy — ’46, ‘47 Montuka Murray — ’97, ’98, ‘99 Jon Myers — ‘97

Bill Nichols — ‘60 Ryan Nichols — ‘04, ‘05, ‘07 Sherman Nolen — ’00, ‘01 Edward Norman — ’47, ’48, ‘49 Jeff Norman — ’96, ‘97 James Normand — ’10, ‘11 Rob Norred — ’81, ’82, ‘83 Frank North — ’49, ‘50 James North — ‘53 Barry Norton — ’49, ‘50, ‘52 Adam November — ‘04, ‘05, ‘07 Eddie Nunley — ’72, ’73, ’74, ‘75 T.J. Nutter — ‘94

O

Albert Oak — ‘64 Barry Oakley — ’86, ‘87 Mike O’Brien — ‘73 Andy Odom — ’64, ’65, ’66, ‘67 Joe Oggs — ’93, ’94, ‘95 Shane Oggs — ‘93 Mark Ogletree — ’76, ’77, ’78, ‘79 Midoho Okpokowuruk — ’10, ‘11 Dave Oliphant — ‘42 Daniel Oliver —‘60 Eugene Oliver — ’58, ’59, ‘60 Jack Oliver— ‘56

Doug Page — ‘10, ‘11 Pete Page — ‘72 Thomas Page — ‘47 Tom Pajer — ’70–71 Keith Palmer — ’82, ’83, ‘84 Bill Palumbo — ‘62 Tony Panebianco — ’78, ’79, ’80, ‘81 Brian Pankey — ’91, ’92, ’93, ‘94 Felix Parham — ’88, ’89, ‘90 Matt Park — ‘04, ‘05 Earl Parks — ’54, ’55, ‘56 Terry Parks — ’65, ‘66 Jerry Parns — ‘58, ‘59, ‘60 Charles Parris — ’52, ‘53, ‘56 Jerry Parris — ’58, ’59, ‘60 Tyler Parsons — ‘02 Johnny Pasker — ‘46 David Passons — ‘54 James Passons — ’53, ‘54 Don Patricca — ‘69 David Patterson — ‘57 Hank Patterson — ‘70, ’71 Marshall Patterson — ’53, ’54, ’55, ‘56 Marcus Patton— ’93, ’94, ’95, ‘96 Jonathan Paz — ‘08 Josh Paz —‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 Pedro Paz — ’56, ’57, ’58, ‘59 Berlin Peace — ’98, ’99, ‘00 Bruce Pearson — ’72, ‘73 Charles Pearson — ’50, ’52, ‘53 Larry Pearson — ’77, ‘78 Ralph Pearson— ’47, ‘48 Ted Pearson — ’50, ‘51, ‘53 Mike Peeples — ’98, ’99, ‘00 C.W. Pemberton — ’49, ‘50 Mark Pemberton — ’80, ’81, ‘82 Tom Pemberton— ’71, ’72, ’73, ‘74 Larry Pendergrass — ‘63 Michael Penix — ’92, ’93, ’94, ‘95

Kedrick Towles

N

Shannon Nabors — ‘93, ‘94 Chip Nanney — ’95, ‘96 B. Holmes Neal — ‘39 Bill Neale — ‘70 Alan Neely — ’85, ‘86 Dennis Nelsom — ’81, ‘82 Jim Nelson — ’93, ’94, ’95, ‘96 William Nelson — ‘77 Mike Nestlebush — ‘73 Jimmie Newson — ’57–60

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a l l - t i m e g o l d e n e ag l e s Marty Jones

Terry Penix — ‘73 Gary Perdue — ’73, ’74, ’75, ‘76 Joshua Perez —‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Bill Perkins — ’66, ’67, ’68, ‘69 Jerome Perkins — ’91, ’92, ‘93 Mike Perotti — ‘07 Abner Perry — ‘39 Brad Perry — ’92, ’93, ‘94 Bill Perry — ’70, ‘71 Rasohn Perry — ‘04, ‘05 Trey Perry — ’99, ’00, ’01, ‘02 Troy Petersen — ‘90, ’91, ’92, ‘93 Walt Peterson — ‘70 Dom Petrozello — ’74, ’75, ’76, ‘77 Jamie Pettit — ’92, ’93, ’94, ‘95 Michael Petty — ’93, ‘94 Kent Pettyjohn — ’79, ‘80, ‘81 Ira Phelps — ‘49 Don Phillips — ’60, ’61, ‘62 Frankie Phillips — ’84, ’85, ’86, ‘87 Gene Phillips — ‘50 Ottis Phillips — ’69, ’70, ’71, ‘72 Ricky Phillips — ’83, ’84 Mike Phy — ‘73 Tom Pirinoli — ’00, ‘01 John Pickard — ’83 Sam Lee Pickering — ’46, 47, ’48, ’49 Edward Pingston — ‘52 Randy Pippin — ’83, ‘84 Ernest Pitt — ‘42 Marlon Placide — ’86, ’87, ’88, ‘89 Tony Plavich — ’72, ’73, ’74, ‘75 Joshua Pleasant --- ‘11 Wade Plemons --- ‘11 Rick Plumbtree — ‘73 Lawrence Ponder — ‘59 Patrick Pope — ’85, ‘87 Tommy Poston — ‘76 James Potter — ‘50 Bobby Potts — ’51–52 Calvin Powell — ’46, ’47, ’48, ‘49 Ken Powell — ‘01 Cory Powers — ’09, ‘10 Mark Powers — ’81, ’82, ‘83 Clyde Preston — ‘45 Patrick Prewitt --- ‘11 Ken Price — ‘73 Russell Priest — ‘40 Billie Proffit— ‘42 Mark Proffitt — ’83, ‘84 Pryor — ‘50 Lynn Pugh — ‘52 Xavier Purdy — ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07 Glen Puryear — ’89, ‘90, ’91, ‘92 Joe Puryear — ‘48 Tommy Pyle — ‘57

Q

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Kelvin Quarles — ’09 David Quay — ’73, ’74, ‘75 Russ Quay — ‘69 Shane Queen — ‘90, ’91, ’92, ‘93 Willie Queen — ’91, ’92, ’93, ‘94 Malcolm Quillen — ‘30, ‘31, ‘32, ‘32, ‘33 Ted Quinn — ’86, ‘88

R

Tony Racioppi — ‘98 Charles Rader — ’47, ‘48 Butch Rader — ‘64 Brian Rager — ’89, ‘90, ‘91 James Ragland — ’41, ‘42 Jim Ragland — ’61, ’62, ‘63 Ray Ragone — ’85, ‘86 James Rainey — ‘42 Virgil Rains — ’49, ’52–53 Joe Raleigh — ’65, ’66, ’67, ‘68 Mark Ralston — ’82, ’83, ’84, ‘85 James Ramsey — ‘72 Darrell Randolph — ‘82 David Ransom — ’51, ’52, ’53, ‘54 Don Rasch — ‘73 Dean Ratledge — ’74, ’75, ’76, ‘77 Jim Raudebaugh — ’63, ’64, ‘65 Bethel Ray — ‘47 Kenneth Redmond — ’46, ‘47 Ronnie Reece — ‘69 Reed — ‘50 Buster Reed — ‘47 Corey Reed — ‘07, ‘08 Gerald Reed — ‘07 Joe Mack Reed— ’53, ‘54, ’55, ‘56 Robert Reed — ‘46 Samuel Reed — ’45, ‘46 Zach Reed — ’97, ’98, ’99, ‘00 Randall Reeves — ’10, ‘11 Ron Reeves — ’62, ’63, ’64, ‘65 Richard Regen — ’47, ’48, ‘49 Chris Reid — ’92, ’93, ’94, ‘95 Gilbert Reynolds — ‘89 Matt Reynolds — ‘08 Phil Rice — ’68, ‘69 Troy Rice — ‘85 Steven Rich — ‘08 Richards — ‘39 Tate Richardson — ‘07 Clark Richey — ’86, ‘87 J.R. Richmond — ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Jimmy Ritten — ’81, ’82, ’83, ‘84 Andy Rittenhouse — ’85, ’86, ’87 Jesse Rivers — ‘02 Kyle Rivers — ‘02, '03, ‘04 Lorenza River — ’85, ‘87 Bill Roberson — ’63, ‘64 Bob Roberson — ’63, ’64, ‘65

Casey Roberts — ‘97 Glenn Roberts — ’76, ’77, ’78, ‘79 Jon Roberts — ‘98 Kevin Roberts — ‘09 Anton Robertson — ‘50 Antonio Robinson — ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 Bill Robinson — ’54–57 Darryl Robinson — ‘73 DeCarlos Robinson — ‘04 James Robinson — ’00, ’01, ‘02, '03 Victor Robinson — ‘78 Clay Rochelle — ‘08 Fred Rockymore — ’76, ’77, ’78, ’79 Roddna Rockymore — ’76, ’77, ’78, ‘79 Henry Rodgers --- ‘11 Jimmy Rogers — ‘57 Mike Rogers —’97, ‘98 Ralph Rogers — ‘73 Travis Rogers — ’00, ‘01 William Rogers— ‘45 Zane Rogers — ‘08 Lee Roley — ‘73 Greg Rolfes — ‘04, ‘05 Craig Rolle — ’75, ’76, ’77, ‘78 Avery Rollins --- ‘11 Matt Rongey — ‘01 Phil Rose — ‘71 Steve Rose — ‘68 Scott Ross — ‘88 Eric Rowe — ’93, ’94, ’95, ‘96 Bill Rucker — ‘52 John Ruff — ’01, ‘02 Michael Rukavina — ’40, ‘41 Ben Rusche — ‘51 Alvin Rushing — ‘ 40, ‘41 Rusty Rushing — ’71, ’72, ‘73 Billy Russell— ‘60 Tracy Russell — ’91, ’92, ’93, ‘94 Marcus Rush — ‘96 David Rust — ’72, ‘73 Greg Ruth — ’74, ‘75 Hollis Rutledge — ’85, ’86, ‘88 Sean Rutledge — '91 Taron Ryce — ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09

S

Jim Sabo — ‘63 David Sadler — ‘66 Jason Sadler — ‘98 Jerry Sadler — ‘77 Henry Sailes — ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Zach Salada — ‘10, ‘11 Salmon — ‘39 Jack Sandefur — ‘41 Jamie Sander — ‘95 Darren Sanders — '03, ‘04, ‘05 Phil Sanders — ‘42 Ricky Sanders — ’88, ’89, ‘90, ‘91 Sammy Sanders — ’94, ’95, ’96, ‘97 Bob Sarn — ’63, ’66–‘67 Satterfield — ‘40 Paul Satterfield — ’52–53 Brent Sayles — ‘04, ‘05 Don Scale — ‘65 Jim Schaeffer — ’60, ’61, ’62, ‘63 Scott Schirmer — ’85, ‘87 Rudy Schmittou — ’58, ’60, ‘61 Tom Schmittou — ‘82 Larry Schreiber — ’66, ’67, ’68, ‘69 Steve Schroeder — ’68 Mike Schryburt — ‘69 Ted Schwanger — ’55, ‘56 Barry Schwartz — ‘69 Scott Schweitzer — ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 John Scoble — ’74, ’75, ’76, ’77 Terry Scoggins — ‘78 Coy Scott — ‘52 Derek Scott — ‘94 Eddie Scott — ’51–53 H.T. Scott — ’55, ‘56 Sammy Scott — ’64, ‘65 Tedarrell Scott — ’97, ’99, ’00, ‘01

O.J. Sealie — ‘03 Clyde Sears — ‘45 Ron Seay — ‘96 Tommy Seigler — ‘69 Charles Seivers — ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Cody Seivers — ‘08 Paul Selesky — ’79, ’80, ’81, ‘82 Ramsey Sellers — ’09 Buford Self — ‘69 Angelo Sembiante — ‘70 Carmen Sensky — ‘75, ‘76, ‘77 Kim Sevitts — ‘73 Glen Sexton — ’62, ‘63, ‘65 Billy Shackelford — ’89, ‘90, ’91, ‘92 Jim Shaeffer — ‘60, ‘61, ‘62, ‘63 Yusaf Sharif — ‘02, '03, ‘04, ‘05 Zach Sharp --- ‘11 Adonis Sharpe — ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Kevin Sharpe — ‘86 Max Sharpe — ‘54 Harry Wayne Shaub — ‘45 Lane Shaver — ‘92 Tay Shealey — ‘02, '03, ‘04, ‘05 Gil Shearon — ’65, ’67 Brandon Shelby — ’01, ‘02, '03, ‘04 Derrick Shepherd — ’91, ’92 Shaun Sherrill — ‘02, '03, ‘04, ‘05 Wesley Sherrill — ‘10, ‘11 Tim Shipe — ’81, ’82, ‘83 Larry Shipp — ‘04, ‘05, ‘07 Terry Shirley — ‘68 Myles J. Shower — ’58, ‘59 Mark Shrum — ’74, ’75, ’76, ‘77s W.J. Shumaker — ’57, ’58, ‘59 Burt Shurette — ’01, ‘02, '03 Josh Sublett — ‘00 Shawn Sickler — ’93, ’94, ’95, ‘96 Ronnie Sidler — ’99, ’00, ’01, ‘02 Robby Sills — '99. '00, ’01, ‘02 Stevland Sills — ’99, ’00, ’01, ‘02 Brad Simmons — ’93, ’94, ‘95 Reggie Simmons — ‘05, ‘07 Don Simonic — ’55, ‘56 Mike Simonic —’77, ‘78, ‘79 Craig Simonton — '03, ‘04, ‘05 Brandon Simpson — ’97, ‘98 Jimmy Sims — ‘60 James Singleton — ‘68 Antonio Sinkfield — ’85, ’86, ’87 Gerald Sinkfield — ’86, ’87, ‘88 Roy Sinkovich — ’62, ’63, ’64, ‘65

Matt Sitton — ‘04 Mike Skiera — ‘73 Mark Skiles — ‘97 Calvin Smith — ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 Danny Smith — ‘69 Flavious Smith — ’48, ’49, ‘50, ‘51 Gavin Smith — ‘07 James Lowell Smith — ‘91 Jeffrey Smith — ‘05, ‘06, ‘07 Jimmy Smith — ’56, ‘57 Kenny Smith — ‘68 Kevin Smith — ’88, ’89, ‘90 Lowell Smith — ’58, ’59, ’60, ‘61 Lynn Smith — ’65, ’66, ’67, ’68 Maurice Smith — ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Matthew Smith — ‘10, ‘11 Reggie Smith — ’99, ‘00 Rubert Smith, Jr. — ‘45 Sam Smith — ’79, ’80, ‘81, ‘82 Donald Snyder — ’84, ‘85 Matt Solima — ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Nick Solomon — ’98, ’99, ’00, ‘01 Rick Somerall — ’65, ‘66 Josh Sons — ‘04, ‘05 Frank Sorrells — ’65, ‘66 Steve Souder — ‘93 Paul Sowders — ’71 ‘72 Daniel Spann — ’92, ’93, ’94, ‘95 Taylor Sparks — ‘08, ‘09 Charles Spears — ’54, ’55, ‘56, ‘59 James Spears — ‘91 Lafayette Spears — ‘70 Spicer — ‘39 Thomas Squires — ’85, ‘87 John Stafford — ‘82 Jim Stamps — ’64, ‘65 Bill Starnes — ’52, ‘53 Jason Staples — ‘98 Alan Stephens — ’68–69 Charlie Stevens — ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 William Stevens --- ‘11 Marty Steward — ’86, ‘87 Herman Stewart — ‘50 Mike Stewart — ’89, ‘90, ’91, ‘92 Steve Stewart — ‘73 Eddie Stice — '02, '03 Howard Stidham — ’72, ’73, ’74, ‘75 Ryan St. John — ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Bill Stogner — ’52–55 Darian Stone — ’10, ‘11 Demond Stone — ’93, ’94, ’95, ‘96

Wesley Sherrill

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a l l - t i m e g o l d e n e ag l e s Gus Stone — ’63, ’64, ‘65 Joe Stone — ’54–56 Marcus Stone — ‘02, '03 Tony Stone — ’56, ’57, ‘58 Bill Stonecipher — ‘42 Billy Stover — ’81, ’82, ’83, ‘84 Ray Stribling — ’58–59 Butch Strickland — ‘71 Steve Strickland — ’70, ’70, ‘71 Robert Strunk — ’49, ’50, ‘51 L.C. Stubblefield — ’40, ‘41 Chris Stubbs — ‘91 Jerime Studer — ‘07 Edward Stumph — ‘57 Tim Sturm — ’82, ‘83 Lonnie Styles — ‘57 Curtis Suffridge — ‘70 Sulentic — ‘40 Ronnie Summey — ’72, ’73, ’74, ‘75 Mark Sutherland — ‘72 Jim Swafford — ‘89 JoJo Swafford — ’86, ’87, ’88, ‘89 Bill Swaggerty — ’68, ‘69, ‘70 Dale Swain — ’63, ’64, ’65, ‘67 Frank Swain — ‘42 Grant Swallows — ’98, ’99, ’00, ‘01 Matt Swallows — ‘94 Lee Sweeney — ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 Bill Swift — ‘55 Keith Swift — '03, ‘04, ‘05 John Swords — ’83, ‘85 Johnny Swords — ‘66 Josh Symonette — ’96, ’97, ’98, ‘99

T

Austin Tallant --- ‘11 Jim Tallman — ‘68 John Tanner — ’69, ‘70 Tim Tarte — ’68, ’69, ’70, ‘71 Billy Tarver — ’72, ‘73 Ben Tatum — ’81, ’82 Bobby Taylor — ’81, ‘82 Brad Taylor — ’95, ’96, ’97, ‘98 Damyen Taylor — ‘90, ‘91 Danny Taylor — ‘67 Deon Taylor — ’01, ‘02, '03 Derrick Taylor — ‘92 Greg Taylor — ‘02 Kendall Taylor — ’81, ‘82 Marshall Taylor — ’53, ’54, ‘55 Peter Taylor — ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 Robert Taylor — ’93, ’94, ’95, ‘96 Thurman Taylor — ’77, ‘78 Wilson Taylor — ‘66 Ralph Teague — ‘62 Kel Tears — ‘97 Lillard Teasley — ’82, ‘83 Gabe Teeple — ’96, ’97, ‘98 Danny Templin — ’80, ’81, ’82, ‘83 Bill Tesno — ’73, ‘74 Byron Thatcher — ‘71 Theodore Thaxton — ’46, ‘47, ‘49 Gerald Thomas — ‘66 Jim Thomas — ’69, ’70, ’71, ‘72 Marrio Thomas — ’89, ‘90, ’91, ‘92 Ray Thomas — ’57, ’58, ’59, ‘60 Anton Thomison — ’01, ‘02, '03 Ben Thompson — ’67, ‘68 Bradley Thompson — ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08 George Thompson — ’89, ‘90, ’91, ‘92 Lewis Thompson — ‘49 Randy Thompson — ‘73 Willie Thompson — ’82, ’83, ’84, ‘85 Mike Thornton — ’85, ’86, ’87, ‘88 Leon Tidwell — ’60, ’61, ’62 Ryan Tilghman — ’10, ‘11 John Edward Tigue — ’42, ‘46 Gabe Tillman — ‘96 Jerome Tillman — ’97, ’98, ‘99 Kevin Tillman — ’77, ’78 Tim Tinsley — ‘78 Wade Tippins — ‘82

DeShawn Harris (28), Kedrick Towles (42) and Corey Watson (12) Ikey Tobett — ’69, ’70, ‘71 Richmond Tooley — ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Gerald Tonmas — ’66, ‘67 Kedrick Towles —’08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 John Trainor — ’69, ‘70 David Treece — ‘91 Mark Trent — ’93, ’94, ‘95 Scott Trent — ’92, ’93, ’94, ‘95 Patrick Trentham — ‘95, ‘96 Greg Triplett — ’95, ’96, ‘97 Brian Tucker — ‘96 Johnny Tucker — ’73, ’74, ’75, ‘76 Tommy Tucker — ’72, ’73 Riggs Tucker — ’45, ‘46 Wilburn Tucker — ’40, ’41, ‘42 Brad Turner — ‘94 Harley Turner — ‘71 Mike Turner — ‘73 Jerry Turner — ’96, ’97, ’98, ‘99 Ronald Turner — ‘85 Tad Turner — ‘80, ‘81 Tommy Turner — ‘65 Wayne Turner — ‘65 Tim Turpin — ‘67 Bob Tuscano — ‘73

U

Jason Upton — ‘91 Chuck Usher — ’84, ‘85 Adam Urbano — ‘10, ‘11

V

Tyler Vaden — ’08 Jack Van Hooser — ’51–54 Tommy Van Tone — ’64, ’65 John Vanhorn — ‘45 Justin Vann — ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 John Varnell — ’70–71 Antoine Varner — '03 Branon Vaughn — ’95, ’97, ’98, ‘99 Brett Vavra — ’01, ‘02, '03, ‘04 LaDarrius Verge — ’09, ‘10, ‘11 Gabe Villarreal — ’98, ‘99 Mike Vise — ’75, ’76, ‘77 Robert Vise — ’45, ’46, ‘47 John Vukelick — ‘45

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Jim Waddell — ’68, ’69, ’70, ‘71 Mike Waddell — ‘76

Russ Waddell — ’72, ’73, ’74, ‘75 Clint Wade — ’77, ‘78, ’79, ‘80 Bobby Waggoner — ‘66, ‘68 Donald Waggoner — ‘52 Jerry Waites — ‘69 Jackie Walker — ‘53 Jerry Walker — ‘62 Shenold Walker — ’63, ’64, ’65, ‘66 Bryan Wall — ’85, ’86, ‘87 Mauricio Wallace — ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Rob Walters — ‘02, '03, ‘04 Walthall — ‘40 Pete Warda — ‘88 Joe Ware — ’74, ’75, ’76, ‘77 Gregg Warnack — ‘94 Buddy Warwick — ’68, ’69, ’70, ‘71 Jack Warwick — ’55, ’56, ‘57 Lonnie Warwick — ’62, ‘63 Toby Washinger — ’81, ’82, ’83, ‘84 Brandon Waters — '03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06 Del Waters — ‘63 Derrian Waters — ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 Corey Watson — ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Max Watson — ‘57 Mark Wattenbarger — ’88, ’89, ‘90 Marlen Weaver — ‘84 Ronald Weaver — ’79, ’80, ’81, ‘82 Jerry Webb — ’61, ‘62, ’63, ‘64 John Webb — ’87, ’88, ’89, ‘90 Phillip Webb — ’48–50 Stacy Webb — ’67–68 Woody Webb — ‘69 Cory Webber --- ‘11 Terry Weber — ’68, ’69, ’70, ‘71 Herbert Webster — ’45, ’46, ’47, ‘48 Ryan Weeks — ’86, ’87, ’88, ‘89 Ryan Weeks — ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10, ‘11 Don Welch — ’60, ’61, ‘62 Daniel Wentzel — ’01, ‘02, '03 Jim Werden — ’69–70 John Westmoreland — ‘69 Jim Whaley — ’62, ’63, ’64, ‘65 Paul Whaley — ’62–64 Kayson Wharton — ‘07, ‘08 Tommy Whitaker — ’48, ’49, ‘51 Bob White — ’60, ’61, ’62, ‘63 Danny White — ’77, ‘78, ’79, ‘80 Derek White — "03, ‘04, ‘07 Gill White — ’84, ’85, ’86, ‘87 Kevin White — ’82, ’83, ‘84 Nick White — ’10, ‘11 Robert White — ’60–63 Willie White — ’86, ’87, ‘88 Ray Whited — ’60–62

E.W. Whitfield — ’45, ’47, ’48 Clarence Whitmore — ‘52 Joe Whitson — ’54–55, ’57, ‘58 John Wichelman — ’65, ‘66 Rusty Wiggins — ‘69 Luther Wikle — ‘45 George Wilhelm — ’73, ’74, ’75, ‘76 Paul Wilhite — ‘90 Cedrick Wilkerson — ’10 Harry Wilkerson — ’59, ‘60 Antonio Wilkins — ’80, ’81 Logan Wilks — ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05 Williams — ‘50 Aaron Williams — ‘05, ‘06 Anthony Williams --- ‘11 Curt Williams — ‘04, ‘05, ‘07 Dustin Williams — ‘07 Jacques Williams — ‘04, ‘05, ‘07 Jimmy Williams — ‘81 Mark Williams — ’96, ’97, ’98, ‘99 Marshall Williams — ’74, ‘75 Ralph Williams — ‘39 Barry Wilmore — ’82, ’83, ’84,85 Silas Owens Wilshire — ‘46 Dennis Wilson — ’69–70 Don Wilson — ’47, ’48, ‘49

John Wilson — ‘54 Josh Wilson — ‘10, ‘11 Rob WIlson — ‘83, ‘84 Steve Wilson --- ‘11 Travis Wilson — ’87, ’88, ’89, ‘90 S.O. Wiltshire — ’47, ’48, ‘49 Ronnie Windham — ‘67 Bruce Winningham — ’81, ’82, ’84, ‘85 Chester Winningham — ’61, ‘62 Dana Winningham — ’70, ’71, ’72, ‘73 Jim Winslett — ’71, ’72, ‘73 Bubba Winter — ‘89, ’91, ’92, ‘93 Bill Wise — ’55, ‘56 Brian Wolfe — ’97, ‘98 Mike Wood — ’68, ’69, ’70, ‘71 Byron Woods — ‘93 Geoffrey Woods — ‘04, ‘05, 06, ‘07 Jeremy Woods — ‘07, ‘08, ‘09 Jim Woodall — ‘63 Dale Woodard — ’68, ’69, ‘70 Danny Woodard — ’66, ‘67 Luke Woodason --- ‘11 Jim Wordall — ’63, ‘64 Larry Wray — ’55, ’56, ‘57 Adam Wright — ’93, ’94, ‘96 Carroll Wright — ’58, ‘59 Dustin Wright — ‘07 Kenneth Wright — ’55, ’56, ‘57 Ron Wright — ’86, ’87, ‘88 Ryan Wright — ‘05 Terry Wright — ’86, ‘87 Bryant Wyatt — ’87, ‘88 Gary Wyatt — ‘63

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Charles Yarn — '68 John Yokosuk — ’73, ’74, ’75, ’76 Tyler York — ‘07, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 Jamie Yost — ‘67 Glen Young— ‘52 Mark Young — ’81 Jim Youngblood — ’69, ’70, ’71, ’72

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Ed Zegarske — ’42, ’46, ‘47 Mike Zeh — ’81 John Zeigler — ’70, ’71, ’72 Zack Ziegler — ’09, ‘10, ‘11

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL DUYCK – 1922 1922 Coach: Loyall Duyck Record: 2-1-4 Cumberland........................... T...................... 6-6 Bryson College...................... T...................... 7-7 Western Kentucky....................... L.............0-42 Bethel........................................ W................ 25-13 Milligan.................................... T...................... 0-0 Bethel........................................ T...................... 6-6 Ogden College...................... W...................26-0

OVERALL – 1923-53 1923 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 2-3-1 Livingston Academy............ W...................24-0 King College.................................. L.............0-75 Bryson College............................. L.............0-14 Bethel............................................... L.............7-12 Ogden College...................... T...................... 0-0 Sewanee Reserves................ W...................14-0 1924 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 5-3-1 Livingston Academy............ W...................32-0 Livingston Academy............ W...................35-0 Castle Heights............................... L.............0-20 Cumberland.................................. L.............0-14 Middle Tennessee................. W..................... 6-0 Bethel........................................ W...................22-7 Hiwassee.................................. W...................26-0 Chattanooga Frosh..................... L.............0-14 Ogden College...................... T...................... 6-6

1925 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 3-2-1 Castle Heights ...................... W...................54-0 Cumberland.................................. L.............0-51 Middle Tennessee................. T...................... 0-0 Hiwassee.................................. W...................39-2 Ogden College...................... W...................12-6 Gallatin............................................ L.............0-14 1926 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 1-4-1 Sewanee.................................. W..................... 9-7 Hall-Moody.................................... L.............0-12 Cumberland.................................. L.............0-19 Tennessee Wesleyan................... L.............0-35 Ogden College...................... T...................... 0-0 Castle Heights............................... L.............6-12 1927 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 2-5-1 Hiwassee.................................. W...................12-0 Cumberland.................................. L.............0-24 Castle Heights............................... L............... 0-9 Georgia Normal..................... W...................43-0 Tennessee Wesleyan................... L.............0-19 Middle Tennessee........................ L.............0-13 Cumberland.................................. L.............0-13 Tennessee Juniors................ T...................... 0-0 1928 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 6-0-1 Hiwassee.................................. T...................... 0-0 Sue Bennett............................ W...................68-0 Cumberland........................... W...................24-7 Alabama Normal................... W...................77-0 Bethel........................................ W...................25-7 Middle Tennessee................. W................ 25-12 Tennessee Juniors................ W................ 14-13

1929 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 3-3-1 Sewanee......................................... L.............0-46 Hiwassee.................................. W...................20-0 Cumberland........................... W...................26-6 Sue Bennett............................ W...................66-0 Milligan........................................... L.............0-13 Bethel............................................... L.............0-13 Middle Tennessee................. T................. 13-13 1930 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 6-2-1 Sewanee......................................... L.............0-14 Carson-Newman................... W...................20-0 Hiwassee.................................. W...................65-0 Bethel............................................... L............... 0-6 Lincoln Memorial.................. W...................57-0 Murray State........................... W...................26-6 Milligan.................................... W................ 25-20 East Tennessee....................... W...................19-0 Middle Tennessee................. T...................... 0-0 1931 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 6-3 Murray State........................... W...................19-7 Bethel........................................ W...................39-0 West Tennessee..................... W...................13-0 Tennessee Juniors................ W...................26-7 Middle Tennessee................. W...................13-7 Sewanee......................................... L.............7-24 Carson-Newman.......................... L.............7-20 Lincoln Memorial.................. W...................27-0 Vanderbilt ...................................... L............... 0-6 1932 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 4-0-3 Lambuth.................................. W...................13-9 UT- Martin............................... T...................... 0-0 West Tennessee..................... W...................24-7

Sewanee.................................. T...................... 0-0 Union........................................ W...................27-0 Murray State........................... T...................... 0-0 Middle Tennessee................. W...................32-6 1933 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 4-4 Western Kentucky....................... L............... 6-7 Lambuth.................................. W...................39-0 Arkansas A&M....................... W...................12-0 Union........................................ W...................14-7 Sewanee......................................... L.............0-13 Murray State.................................. L............... 6-9 West Tennessee............................ L.............0-13 Middle Tennessee................. W..................... 6-0 1934 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 3-5-1 Arkansas State....................... W..................... 6-0 Union............................................... L.............0-19 Western Kentucky ...................... L.............0-27 Murray State.................................. L.............7-40 Hiwassee ................................ W...................21-6 Sewanee......................................... L............... 6-7 Howard............................................ L.............0-27 West Tennessee..................... T...................... 0-0 Middle Tennessee................. W...................12-0 1935 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 1-5-1 Milligan.................................... W...................26-7 Louisiana Tech.............................. L.............0-44 Western Kentucky....................... L.............6-31 Murray State.................................. L.............0-13 Sewanee......................................... L............... 0-6 Memphis State...................... T...................... 0-0 Middle Tennessee........................ L............... 6-7

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. Coach: Putty Overall/Record: 9-2-0

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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.

1936 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 2-5-1 Alabama Teachers................ W...................33-0 West Tennessee..................... W...................25-0 Western Kentucky....................... L.............0-27 Sewanee.................................. T...................... 0-0 Union............................................... L.............0-25 Morehead State ........................... L.............0-14 Murray State.................................. L.............0-47 Middle Tennessee........................ L............... 6-7 1937 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 3-5-1 Eastern Kentucky ........................ L............... 0-6 Murray State.................................. L.............0-23 Cumberland........................... W...................15-0 Western Kentucky ...................... L.............0-20 Middle Tennessee................. T................. 13-13 Sewanee.................................. W..................... 9-6 Morehead State............................ L............... 6-9 West Tennessee..................... W................ 14-13 Middle Tennessee........................ L.............0-29 1938 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 6-3 Chattanooga................................. L.............6-27 Jacksonville State................. W...................21-0 Middle Tennessee................. W..................... 7-0 Western Kentucky................ W..................... 7-6 West Tennessee............................ L.......... 13-26 Sewanee.................................. W..................... 7-6 Cumberland.................................. L............... 0-6 Austin Peay............................. W...................28-0 Middle Tennessee................. W...................12-0 1939 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 6-3-1 Vanderbilt................................ T................. 13-13 Chattanooga................................. L.............0-20 Xavier (Ohio).................................. L.............0-19 Western Kentucky................ W...................10-0 Sewanee......................................... L............... 7-9 West Tennessee..................... W...................15-0

Austin Peay............................. W...................25-0 Youngstown State................ W..................... 7-6 Union........................................ W................ 33-12 Middle Tennessee................. W...................20-3 1940 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 2-6 Chattanooga................................. L.............0-28 West Tennessee..................... W................ 16-13 Sewanee......................................... L.............6-25 Western Kentucky ..................... L............... 0-6 Youngstown State....................... L.......... 13-28 Maryville College.................. W...................35-0 Vanderbilt ...................................... L.............0-21 Middle Tennessee........................ L............... 0-6 1941 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 5-4 Chattanooga................................. L.......... 19-26 Vanderbilt....................................... L.............0-42 Morris-Harvey........................ W...................25-6 Sewanee.................................. W...................14-0 Murray State........................... W...................14-6 Youngstown State....................... L.............0-14 Western Kentucky................ W...................26-6 Union............................................... L.............7-14 Middle Tennessee................. W..................... 6-0 1942 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 3-4-2 Eastern Kentucky......................... L.............0-13 Vanderbilt ...................................... L.............0-52 Camp Forrest.......................... W...................54-0 Morris-Harvey........................ T...................... 0-0 Chattanooga................................. L.............0-20 Murray State........................... W...................19-6 Western Kentucky................ T...................... 6-6 Middle Tennessee................. W...................25-6 Union............................................... L.......... 12-14 1943 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 1-5 Georgia............................................ L.............0-63

Vanderbilt....................................... L.............0-30 Milligan........................................... L.............0-27 Milligan........................................... L.............7-18 Sewanee.................................. W...................12-0 Vanderbilt....................................... L.............7-47 1944 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 1-2 Oak Ridge................................ W...................52-6 Vanderbilt....................................... L.............7-19 Vanderbilt....................................... L.............9-20 1945 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 1-8 Eastern Kentucky......................... L.......... 12-14 Vanderbilt....................................... L.............0-12 Chattanooga................................. L.............7-20 Murray State.................................. L.............7-13 Camp Forrest.......................... W...................62-0 Oak Ridge....................................... L.............6-12 Milligan........................................... L.............7-12 Eastern Kentucky......................... L.............0-32 Milligan........................................... L............... 6-7 1946 Coach: Putty Overall Record: 5-5 Eastern Kentucky......................... L.............0-13 @Vanderbilt................................... L.............3-35 @Chattanooga.............................. L.............6-37 Cumberland........................... W..................... 7-0 @Eastern Kentucky.............. W...................20-7 @Bradley Tech............................... L.......... 13-34 Western Kentucky................ W...................20-7 @Georgetown (Ky.).............. W...................32-6 @Murray State.............................. L.......... 13-20 Middle Tennessee................. W...................21-7

EBLEN – 1947-49 1947 Coach: Hooper Eblen Record: 4-7 @Carson-Newman...................... L.............7-18 Maryville College.................. W...................13-7 @Chattanooga.............................. L.............0-12 @Western Kentucky.................... L.............7-13 Cumberland........................... W...................42-0 @Tennessee................................... L.............0-49 Murray State.................................. L............... 2-7 @Vanderbilt................................... L.............0-68 Florida State........................... W...................27-6 Georgetown (Ky.).................. W...................33-6 @Middle Tennessee.................... L.............0-21 1948 Coach: Hooper Eblen Record: 5-6 @Morehead State........................ L.............7-19 Carson-Newman................... W...................26-7 @Chattanooga.............................. L.............7-18 @Georgetown (Ky.)..................... L.......... 19-27 Morehead State..................... W...................19-6 @Tennessee................................... L.............0-41 @Murray State.............................. L.............6-34 @Maryville College.............. W...................21-0 Wofford........................................... L............... 6-8 @Union..................................... W...................35-0 Middle Tennessee................. W...................32-7 1949 Coach: Hooper Eblen Record: 3-6/0-3 OVC Murray State.................................. L.............7-26 @Howard................................. W................ 33-18 Georgetown (Ky.).................. W...................39-6 @Morehead State........................ L.............7-12 @Tennessee................................... L.............6-36 Union........................................ W...................34-0 Marshall.......................................... L.............7-20 @Wofford........................................ L.............7-26 @Middle Tennesee...................... L.............0-14

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL WOOD – 1950-51 1950 Coach: Star Wood Record: 4-7/1-5 OVC @Carson-Newman............... W...................21-6 @Murray State.............................. L............... 0-6 Howard..................................... W...................61-6 Morehead State............................ L.......... 16-20 @Eastern Kentucky..................... L.............7-47 Union........................................ W................ 41-12 Western Kentucky....................... L.............0-21 @Marshall....................................... L.............0-13 @Tennessee................................... L.......... 14-48 @Evansville............................. W...................13-0 Middle Tennessee........................ L.............7-27 1951 Coach: Star Wood Record: 5-5-1/3-3 OVC @Kentucky..................................... L.......... 13-72 Carson-Newman................... W...................42-6 Murray State.................................. L.............7-20 @Morehead State................. W................ 17-14 Eastern Kentucky......................... L.......... 14-15 @Western Kentucky............. W...................14-7 @Tennessee................................... L.............0-68 Marshall.......................................... L.......... 13-20 @East Tennessee................... W...................33-0 Evansville................................. W................ 38-13 @Middle Tennessee............... T................. 14-14

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TUCKER – 1954-67

1952 (OVC Co-Champions) Coach: Putty Overall Record: 9-2/4-1 OVC Fort Campbell.......................... W..................27-0 Murray State............................. W............... 14-13 Morehead State....................... W..................30-6 Eastern Kentucky.................... W............... 28-14 Arkansas State......................... W............... 21-13 Western Kentucky.................. W............... 21-13 Marshall..................................... W..................28-7 Western Kentucky.................. W............... 21-13 Marshall..................................... W..................28-7 East Tennessee......................... W............... 21-13 Memphis State........................ W..................35-0 Middle Tennessee........................ L..............7-19 Tangerine Bowl at Orlando, Fla. East Texas State............................ L..............0-33

1954 Coach: Wilburn Tucker Record: 4-4-2/1-3-1 OVC Florence State............................... L..............7-20 Murray State.................................. L........... 12-19 Morehead State....................... W..................32-2 Eastern Kentucky......................... L..............7-14 Memphis State........................ T................. 25-25 Western Kentucky....................... L........... 12-32 East Tennessee......................... W..................21-7 Austin Peay............................... W............... 27-13 Arkansas State......................... W..................47-0 Middle Tennessee................... T......................7-7

1953 (OVC Champions) Coach: Putty Overall Record: 7-4/5-0 OVC Florence State.......................... W..................14-7 Murray State............................. W....................9-0 Morehead State....................... W..................27-0 Eastern Kentucky.................... W....................7-0 Memphis State............................. L..............7-14 Western Kentucky.................. W............... 34-21 East Tennessee.............................. L........... 13-21 Miami (Ohio)................................. L................6-4 Arkansas State.............................. L..............7-14 Northeast Louisiana.............. W............... 42-20 Middle Tennessee................... W............... 46-13

1955 (OVC Champions) Coach: Wilburn Tucker Record: 7-3/5-0 OVC Florence State.......................... W..................26-7 Murray State............................. W..................20-7 @Morehead State................... W..................55-0 Eastern Kentucky.................... W..................13-7 @Memphis State..................... L................. 12-20 @Western Kentucky............... W..................19-7 @East Tennessee.......................... L..............6-14 Austin Peay............................... W..................37-7 Arkansas State.............................. L........... 20-27 @Middle Tennessee............... W............... 55-14 1956 Coach: Wilburn Tucker Record: 5-4-1/2-3 OVC @Florence State...................... W..................20-6 Memphis State........................ T................. 14-14 @Morehead State................... W............... 26-19 @Austin Peay............................ W..................17-7 Western Kentucky.................. W............... 39-26 @Murray State.............................. L..............7-34 East Tennessee.............................. L........... 13-20 @Eastern Kentucky..................... L........... 13-25 @Arkansas State...................... W..................26-6 Middle Tennessee........................ L..............6-26

1957 Coach: Wilburn Tucker Record: 6-4/4-1 OVC Florence State............................... L..............0-20 @Youngstown State.............. W .................12-7 Morehead State....................... W..................14-6 @Memphis State.......................... L..............7-40 @Western Kentucky............... W............... 34-14 Murray State............................. W............... 26-14 @Chattanooga.............................. L..............0-26 Eastern Kentucky.................... W............... 34-14 Arkansas State......................... W....................7-6 @Middle Tennessee.................... L .............0-22 1958 (OVC Co-Champions) Coach: Wilburn Tucker Record: 7-3/5-1 OVC @Florida State............................... L..............7-22 Memphis State............................. L..............0-13 @Morehead State................... W..................22-7 East Tennessee.............................. L........... 14-25 Western Kentucky.................. W....................7-3 @Murray State......................... W............... 15-14 Chattanooga............................ W............... 13-12 @Eastern Kentucky................ W............... 20-19 @Florence State...................... W............... 20-14 Middle Tennessee................... W..................14-0 1959 (OVC Co-Champions) Coach: Wilburn Tucker Record: 6-2-2/5-0-1 OVC Florence State.......................... T................. 14-14 @Memphis State.......................... L..............3-14 Morehead State....................... W..................48-0 @East Tennessee..................... W..................19-7 @Western Kentucky............... W............... 29-19 Murray State............................. W............... 29-16 @Chattanooga.............................. L................3-6 Eastern Kentucky.................... W............... 14-10 Arkansas State......................... W..................16-6 @Middle Tennessee............... T................. 21-21 1960 (OVC Champions) Coach: Wilburn Tucker Record: 8-3/6-0 OVC Louisville.................................... W..................21-7 Memphis State............................. L..............6-37

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. Coach: Putty Overall/Record: 7-4-0

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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. Coach: Wilburn Tucker/Record: 7-3-0

@Morehead State................... W..................27-7 East Tennessee......................... W..................21-7 Western Kentucky.................. W..................10-7 @Murray State......................... W............... 14-12 Chattanooga................................. L..............6-20 @Eastern Kentucky................ W..................20-0 @Arkansas State...................... W..................17-6 Middle Tennessee................... W..................35-8 Tangerine Bowl at Orlando, Fla. The Citadel..................................... L..............0-27 1961 (OVC Champions) Coach: Wilburn Tucker Record: 7-3/6-0 OVC @Louisville..................................... L........... 13-29 @Chattanooga.............................. L..............7-19 Morehead State....................... W............... 20-16 @East Tennessee..................... W..................12-7 @Western Kentucky............... W............... 13-12 Murray State............................. W..................27-8 Louisiana Tech.............................. L........... 10-12 Eastern Kentucky.................... W..................14-8 @Fort Campbell...................... W..................33-0 @Middle Tennessee............... W....................7-6 1962 Coach: Wilburn Tucker Record: 2-8/1-5 OVC @Memphis State.......................... L..............6-12 Chattanooga................................. L..............7-20 @Morehead State........................ L..............6-14 East Tennessee.............................. L..............6-26 Western Kentucky....................... L..............7-24 @Murray State......................... W............... 16-12 @Louisiana Tech........................... L........... 20-33 @Eastern Kentucky..................... L..............0-21 Arkansas State......................... W............... 20-12 Middle Tennessee........................ L..............0-20 1963 Coach: Wilburn Tucker Record: 6-4/3-4 OVC @Arkansas State...................... W..................42-0 @Chattanooga......................... W....................7-5

Morehead State....................... W............... 21-17 @East Tennessee.......................... L..............0-16 @Western Kentucky.................... L........... 12-14 Murray State.................................. L........... 27-28 Louisiana Tech......................... W............... 21-19 Eastern Kentucky.................... W............... 21-19 Austin Peay............................... W............... 28-13 @Middle Tennessee.................... L........... 14-21 1964 Coach: Wilburn Tucker Record: 1-9/1-6 OVC @Arkansas State........................... L..............0-27 Chattanooga................................. L..............0-18 @Morehead State........................ L..............0-35 East Tennessee.............................. L................6-7 Western Kentucky....................... L........... 14-19 @Murray State.............................. L........... 21-28 @Louisiana Tech........................... L..............6-25 @Eastern Kentucky................ W..................27-7 @Austin Peay................................. L..............0-29 Middle Tennessee........................ L..............0-24 1965 Coach: Wilburn Tucker Record: 3-7/3-4 OVC Arkansas State.............................. L..............7-12 @Chattanooga.............................. L..............0-21 Morehead State............................ L........... 14-15 @East Tennessee..................... W............... 34-14 @Western Kentucky............... W..................46-6 Murray State............................. W............... 23-14 @Louisiana Tech........................... L..............6-20 Eastern Kentucky......................... L........... 14-28 Austin Peay.................................... L........... 12-23 @Middle Tennessee.................... L........... 21-28 1966 Coach: Wilburn Tucker Record: 5-5/4-3 OVC @Arkansas State........................... L........... 13-49 Chattanooga................................. L..............7-17 @Morehead State........................ L..............7-14 East Tennessee......................... W..................14-3

Western Kentucky.................. W............... 21-14 @Murray State......................... W............... 51-13 Louisiana Tech......................... W..................21-9 @Eastern Kentucky................ W....................7-3 @Austin Peay................................. L........... 15-20 Middle Tennessee........................ L........... 14-21 1967 Coach: Wilburn Tucker Record: 3-7/2-5 OVC Youngstown State....................... L........... 28-31 @Murray State......................... W............... 22-21 Arkansas State.............................. L..............7-15 East Tennessee......................... W............... 43-22 @Western Kentucky.................... L..............0-56 Morehead State............................ L........... 16-21 @Chattanooga.............................. L........... 13-28 @Eastern Kentucky..................... L..............0-24 Austin Peay............................... W............... 38-13 @Middle Tennessee.................... L........... 20-33

WADE – 1968-82 1968 Coach: Don Wade Record: 2-8/2-5 OVC @Northwestern Louisiana........ L........... 15-33 Murray State.................................. L..............0-19 @Arkansas State........................... L........... 12-15 @East Tennessee.......................... L..............6-14 Western Kentucky....................... L..............0-13 @Morehead State........................ L........... 12-14 Chattanooga................................. L..............6-20 Eastern Kentucky......................... L........... 14-28 @Austin Peay............................ W..................10-0 Middle Tennessee................... W....................7-3

Arkansas State.............................. L........... 22-29 East Tennessee.............................. L..............0-30 @Western Kentucky.................... L..............0-42 Morehead State....................... W..................21-6 @UT-Chattanooga.................. W............... 23-11 @Eastern Kentucky..................... L..............7-17 Austin Peay............................... W............... 56-20 @Middle Tennessee............... W.... .............21-7 1970 Coach: Don Wade Record: 4-6/2-5 OVC @Youngstown State..................W........... 32-19 Murray State.................................W..............21-7 @UT- Martin..................................W..............17-6 @East Tennessee..................... L....................7-30 Western Kentucky.................. L....................0-28 @Morehead State................... L................. 10-31 UT-Chattanooga..................... L....................7-21 Eastern Kentucky.................... L................. 13-20 @Austin Peay............................ L....................6-10 Middle Tennessee.......................W........... 17-13 1971 Coach: Don Wade Record: 8-2/5-2 OVC Western Carolina........................W........... 27-17 @Murray State.............................W..............27-3 UT- Martin.....................................W..............10-7 East Tennessee.............................W..............20-3 @Western Kentucky............... L....................7-15 Morehead State...........................W..............26-8 @UT-Chattanooga......................W..............14-7 @Eastern Kentucky................ L....................7-14 Austin Peay...................................W........... 37-12 Middle Tennessee.......................W..............14-3

1969 Coach: Don Wade Record: 5-5/4-3 OVC Northwestern Louisiana............ L........... 24-35 @Murray State......................... W............... 28-21

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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.

1972 (OVC Champions) Coach: Don Wade Record: 10-2/7-0 OVC Morningside.................................W..............37-7 @Western Carolina................. L................. 13-31 Murray State.................................W..............10-0 @UT Martin...................................W........... 13-10 @East Tennessee.........................W........... 24-23 Western Kentucky......................W........... 30-10 @Morehead State.......................W........... 28-17 UT-Chattanooga.........................W..............24-8 Eastern Kentucky........................W..............14-0 @Austin Peay................................W..............19-7 Middle Tennessee.......................W........... 24-10 Grantland Rice Bowl, Baton Rouge, La. Louisiana Tech......................... L....................0-35 1973 Coach: Don Wade Record: 2-8-1/1-6 OVC @Western Carolina................. T................. 10-10 South Dakota................................ L..............0-30 @Murray State.............................. L........... 17-18 UT- Martin................................. W..................16-9 East Tennessee.............................. L........... 14-27 @Western Kentucky.................... L..............0-41 Morehead State............................ L........... 10-23 @UT-Chattanooga....................... L................3-7 @Eastern Kentucky..................... L........... 14-30 Austin Peay............................... W............... 31-12 @Middle Tennessee.................... L........... 10-17 1974 Coach: Don Wade Record: 6-5/4-3 OVC @South Dakota........................ W............... 17-13 Western Carolina......................... L................7-9 Murray State............................. W..................26-0 Appalachian State.................. W............... 24-14 @Youngstown State................... L..............0-23 Western Kentucky.................. W..................10-6 @Morehead State........................ L..............7-14 @East Tennessee.......................... L..............0-13 Eastern Kentucky......................... L........... 14-29 @Austin Peay............................ W..................28-7 Middle Tennessee................... W..................41-2

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1975 (OVC Champions) Coach: Don Wade Record: 8-3/6-1 OVC @Furman................................... W..................17-5 Youngstown State....................... L..............0-15 @Murray State......................... W..................14-7 @Appalachian State................... L........... 10-17 Eastern Illinois.......................... W..................37-0 @Western Kentucky.................... L..............7-20 Morehead State....................... W............... 28-13 East Tennessee......................... W..................48-6 @Eastern Kentucky................ W..................14-3 Austin Peay............................... W..................20-0 @Middle Tennessee............... W..................30-3 1976 Coach: Don Wade Record: 8-3/5-2 OVC Furman............................................ L..............7-17 @Youngstown State.............. W............... 13-10 Murray State............................. W..................24-7 Nebraska-Omaha................... W............... 56-28 @Eastern Illinois...................... W............... 41-14 Western Kentucky.................. W............... 22-12 @Morehead State................... W............... 28-23 @East Tennessee.......................... L..............7-18 Eastern Kentucky......................... L........... 14-28 @Austin Peay............................ W............... 31-13 Middle Tennessee................... W............... 33-10 1977 Coach: Don Wade Record: 9-2/5-2 OVC @Western Carolina................. W............... 41-21 Youngstown State.................. W............... 38-22 @Murray State......................... W............... 21-19 @Nebraska-Omaha................ W............... 35-28 Jacksonville State................... W............... 27-20 @Western Kentucky............... W............... 31-20 Morehead State....................... W............... 24-22 East Tennessee......................... W............... 63-20 @Eastern Kentucky..................... L........... 21-28 Austin Peay.................................... L........... 21-24 @Middle Tennessee............... W..................21-9

1978 Coach: Don Wade Record: 5-6/4-2 OVC @Nicholls State............................. L........... 10-20 Western Carolina.................... W............... 22-20 Murray State............................. W............... 24-14 @Cameron...................................... L........... 10-21 @East Tennessee.......................... L........... 17-38 Western Kentucky....................... L........... 20-26 @Morehead State................... W............... 21-20 @Troy State.................................... L..............0-45 Eastern Kentucky......................... L........... 16-20 @Austin Peay............................ W............... 28-14 Middle Tennessee................... W............... 35-10

1981 Coach: Don Wade Record: 6-5/4-4 OVC @East Tennessee............................ L........ 22-31 Northeast Missouri................W.................16-7 @Murray State................................ L........ 10-15 UT- Martin........................................ L........ 21-24 Akron................................................. L...........7-10 @Western Kentucky...............W.................14-3 Morehead State.......................W.............. 35-17 Troy State...................................W.............. 37-28 @Eastern Kentucky....................... L ....... 10-63 Austin Peay...............................W.............. 29-24 @Middle Tennessee...............W.................28-9

1979 Coach: Don Wade Record: 1-8-2/0-5-1 OVC @Western Carolina...................... L..............7-24 Cameron.................................... W..................21-6 @Murray State.............................. L..............3-24 Nicholls State................................ L........... 10-13 @Jacksonville State..................... L..............7-23 @Western Kentucky...................... L...........7-49 Morehead State.......................T..................... 3-3 Troy State...................................T................ 17-17 @Eastern Kentucky....................... L...........0-35 Austin Peay...................................... L........ 14-21 @Middle Tennessee...................... L........ 14-17

1982 Coach: Don Wade Record: 3-8/1-6 OVC East Tennessee.........................W.................14-0 @Western Carolina.................W.............. 17-10 @Youngstown State..................... L........ 14-37 Murray State.............................W.................10-3 @UT- Martin..................................... L........ 21-35 Western Kentucky......................... L........ 14-28 @Morehead State.......................... L........ 14-28 @Akron.............................................. L........ 14-28 Eastern Kentucky........................... L........ 17-34 @Austin Peay................................... L........ 27-31 Middle Tennessee.......................... L...........3-10

1980 Coach: Don Wade Record: 4-7/1-6 OVC Western Carolina....................W.............. 26-10 @Northeast Missouri.............W.............. 28-20 Murray State.................................... L...........3-10 @UT- Martin..............................W.............. 30-28 Jacksonville State.......................... L............. 3-7 Western Kentucky......................... L........ 17-28 @Morehead State...................W.............. 31-29 @Troy State...................................... L...........3-52 Eastern Kentucky........................... L...........7-48 @Austin Peay................................... L........ 10-13 Middle Tennessee.......................... L...........7-21

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RAGLAND – 1986-95

1983 Coach: Gary Darnell Record: 2-8/2-5 OVC @East Tennessee............................ L...........7-14 Youngstown State......................... L........ 22-34 @Murray State................................ L...........6-20 Western Carolina........................... L........ 10-42 @Western Kentucky...................... L...........0-17 Morehead State.......................W.................14-3 Akron................................................. L........ 12-43 @Eastern Kentucky....................... L...........7-24 Austin Peay...................................... L...........7-21 @Middle Tennessee...............W.................12-8

1986 Coach: Jim Ragland Record: 0-10/0-7 OVC @Tulsa................................................ L...........0-51 @UT-Chattanooga......................... L...........3-33 Georgia Southern.......................... L........ 13-59 @Youngstown State..................... L...........6-30 Morehead State.............................. L........ 20-28 @Murray State................................ L........ 16-23 Akron................................................. L........ 13-38 @Eastern Kentucky....................... L........ 14-42 Austin Peay...................................... L........ 13-23 @Middle Tennessee...................... L...........6-21

1984 Coach: Gary Darnell Record: 0-11/0-7 OVC East Tennessee................................ L...........3-10 @Kansas State................................. L........ 12-28 Murray State.................................... L...........0-38 @Western Carolina........................ L...........6-34 @Youngstown State..................... L...........0-51 Tennessee State............................. L...........3-33 @Morehead State.......................... L........ 14-43 @Akron.............................................. L...........9-17 Eastern Kentucky........................... L........ 14-21 @Austin Peay................................... L...........7-27 Middle Tennessee.......................... L........ 10-28

1987 Coach: Jim Ragland Record: 5-6/2-4 OVC Liberty........................................W.............. 43-23 @Abilene Christian........................ L........ 30-41 @Austin Peay............................W.................14-9 Arkansas-Pine Bluff................W.................49-6 Youngstown State......................... L........ 15-18 @Morehead State...................W.............. 52-14 Murray State.................................... L........ 21-24 @Cincinnati...................................... L........ 17-38 Eastern Kentucky........................... L...........8-44 @UT-Chattanooga..................W.............. 20-13 Middle Tennessee.......................... L........ 13-17

1985 Coach: Gary Darnell Record: 1-10/1-6 OVC @Nevada-Las Vegas...................... L...........7-35 Western Carolina........................... L...........3-30 @Murray State................................ L........ 21-29 @Georgia Southern...................... L...........0-34 Youngstown State......................... L........ 16-23 @Tennessee State.......................... L........ 13-26 Morehead State.......................W.................59-6 Akron................................................. L...........9-27 @Eastern Kentucky....................... L........ 17-35 Austin Peay...................................... L........ 20-24 @Middle Tennessee...................... L........ 12-45

1988 Coach: Jim Ragland Record: 1-10/1-5 OVC @East Carolina................................ L........ 13-52 @Liberty............................................ L........ 20-24 Samford............................................ L...........9-19 UT-Chattanooga............................ L...........0-41 @Murray State (OT)................W.............. 16-13 @Eastern Kentucky....................... L...........7-14 Western Kentucky......................... L........ 17-20 @Tennessee State.......................... L........ 23-27 Morehead State.............................. L...........3-20 Austin Peay...................................... L...........6-10 @Middle Tennessee...................... L...........0-51

1989 Coach: Jim Ragland Record: 5-5/3-3 OVC Lock Haven...............................W.............. 38-17 @UT-Chattanooga..................W.............. 28-10 @Samford......................................... L........ 23-27 Murray State.............................W.............. 21-20 Eastern Kentucky........................... L........ 20-21 @Western Kentucky...................... L........ 14-61 Tennessee State............................. L........ 19-21 @Morehead State.......................... L.........8-14* @Austin Peay............................W.............. 17-15 Middle Tennessee.......................... L...........3-24 *later forfeited 1990 Coach: Jim Ragland Record: 6-5/3-3 OVC Lock Haven...............................W.............. 45-14 UT-Chattanooga............................ L........ 17-40 Samford.....................................W.................21-7 @Ohio University........................... L........ 32-42 @Murray State.........................W.................16-3 Morehead State.......................W.................24-7 Western Kentucky..................W.............. 33-22 @Eastern Kentucky....................... L........ 20-29 @Tennessee State.......................... L........ 14-36 Austin Peay (OT)......................W.............. 20-14 @Middle Tennessee...................... L...........0-42 1991 Coach Jim Ragland Record: 2-9/2-4 OVC @UT-Chattanooga......................... L........ 14-35 @Ohio University........................... L........ 14-35 @Samford University.................... L........ 16-20 Eastern Kentucky........................... L........ 13-19 @UT- Martin..................................... L........ 16-24 @Southeast Missouri.................... L........ 31-34 Austin Peay...............................W.................32-7 @Morehead State.......................... L........ 20-21 Murray State.............................W.................45-7 @Tennessee State.......................... L........ 10-14 Middle Tennessee.......................... L........ 10-28 1992 Coach: Jim Ragland Record: 7-4/6-2 OVC Lock Haven...............................W.............. 31-21 Samford University....................... L........ 13-37 @Eastern Kentucky....................... L...........0-35 UT- Martin.................................W.............. 17-13

Southeast Missouri................W.............. 49-14 @Austin Peay............................W.................10-0 Morehead State.......................W.............. 31-12 @Murray State.........................W.............. 35-10 Tennessee State......................W.............. 26-15 @Marshall University.................... L........ 14-52 @Middle Tennessee...................... L...........0-21 1993 Coach: Jim Ragland Record: 8-3/7-1 OVC Illinois State..................................... L........ 18-23 Lock Haven...............................W.............. 45-14 @Samford......................................... L...........3-30 Morehead State.......................W.................21-3 @Austin Peay............................W.............. 35-17 @Southeast Missouri.............W.................24-3 UT- Martin.................................W.................20-3 @Eastern Kentucky....................... L...........7-10 Murray State.............................W.............. 31-16 @Tennessee State...................W.............. 24-21 Middle Tennessee...................W.............. 35-14 1994 Coach: Jim Ragland Record: 5-6/3-5 OVC Lock Haven...............................W.................27-0 @Marshall......................................... L........ 10-24 Samford.....................................W.................20-7 @Morehead State...................W.............. 56-14 Austin Peay...................................... L........ 27-34 Southeast Missouri....................... L........ 14-19 @UT- Martin..................................... L........ 10-20 Eastern Kentucky........................... L...........3-23 @Murray State.........................W.............. 38-21 Tennessee State......................W.............. 28-20 @Middle Tennessee...................... L...........3-31 1995 Coach: Jim Ragland Record: 3-8/2-6 OVC Campbellsville.........................W.................49-0 @Marshall......................................... L........ 14-45 @Samford......................................... L........ 24-27 Eastern Kentucky........................... L...........3-21 @UT- Martin..................................... L........ 31-36 @Southeast Missouri.................... L........ 12-33 Austin Peay...................................... L........ 17-20 @Morehead State...................W.............. 36-29 Murray State.................................... L........ 14-45 @Tennessee State...................W.............. 28-24 Middle Tennessee.......................... L...........6-31

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. Coach: Wilburn Tucker/Record: 8-3-0

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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. Coach: Wilburn Tucker/Record: 7-3-0

HENNIGAN – 1996-2006 1996 Coach: Mike Hennigan Record: 5-6/4-4 OVC @Appalachian State..................... L...........3-16 Samford.....................................W.............. 20-10 @Eastern Kentucky....................... L...........7-28 UT- Martin (2OT).....................W.............. 21-14 Southeast Missouri................W.............. 30-20 @Austin Peay............................W.............. 23-17 Eastern Illinois................................. L........ 27-35 @Murray State................................ L...........3-41 Tennessee State......................W.............. 21-19 @Illinois State.................................. L........ 15-26 @Middle Tennessee...................... L........ 10-16 1997 Coach: Mike Hennigan Record: 6-5/4-3 OVC @Chattanooga................................ L........ 10-13 @Samford..................................W.................14-7 Eastern Illinois................................. L...........7-10 @Austin Peay............................W.................36-3 @Southeast Missouri.............W.............. 17-14 UT- Martin.................................W...... ..........33-2 @Eastern Kentucky....................... L...........7-26 Murray State (OT)...................W.............. 16-13 @Tennessee State.......................... L........ 21-28 @UAB................................................. L........ 14-38 Middle Tennessee...................W.............. 30-20 1998 Coach: Mike Hennigan Record: 4-7/2-5 OVC Kentucky Wesleyan................W.................52-0 @UAB................................................. L...........6-38 @Eastern Illinois............................. L...........6-13 Middle Tennessee.......................... L........ 16-19 Southeast Missouri....................... L........ 24-29 @UT- Martin (OT)....................W.............. 31-24 Eastern Kentucky (3OT)........W.............. 31-29 @Murray State................................ L...........3-23 Tennessee State............................. L........ 21-42 Western Carolina....................W.................17-6 Samford............................................ L........ 12-22

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1999 Coach: Mike Hennigan Record: 5-5/4-3 OVC @Bowling Green State................. L........ 15-40 Liberty .......................................W.............. 18-15 @UT- Martin..............................W.................45-9 @Southeast Missouri.............W.................21-7 Western Kentucky..................W.............. 23-10 @Eastern Illinois......................W.................14-7 Murray State.................................... L........ 11-22 @Tennessee State.......................... L........ 19-25 Eastern Kentucky (2OT)............... L........ 20-23 @Samford......................................... L........ 15-19 2000 Coach: Mike Hennigan Record: 8-3/5-2 OVC Harding University.................W.............. 29-27 @Ohio University........................... L........ 14-52 @Eastern Kentucky................W................... 9-3 UT- Martin.................................W.................46-6 Southeast Missouri................W.................31-6 @Western Kentucky...................... L........ 14-17 Eastern Illinois................................. L........ 16-27 @Murray State.........................W.............. 36-21 Tennessee State......................W.............. 56-23 Samford.....................................W.................29-0 @Western Carolina.................W.............. 37-35 2001 Coach: Mike Hennigan Record: 7-3/4-2 OVC Fayetteville State....................W.............. 31-10 @Air Force Academy (I-A)........... L...........42-0 @Samford..................................cancelled West Virginia Tech..................W.................44-3 @Eastern Illinois............................. L........ 44-33 Murray State.............................W.............. 15-12 @Eastern Kentucky....................... L........ 34-10 Southeast Missouri................W.............. 41-21 @Jacksonville State................W.............. 35-27 Tennessee State......................W.............. 63-13 @UT- Martin..............................W.................41-7

2002 Coach: Mike Hennigan Record: 5-7/2-4 OVC @Bowling Green (I-A)................... L...........41-7 @Iowa State (I-A)............................ L...........57-6 Chattanooga............................W.................13-3 Valparaiso..................................W.............. 62-10 Jacksonville State.......................... L........ 35-29 Eastern Illinois................................. L........ 35-28 @Murray State................................ L........ 31-14 Eastern Kentucky........................... L...........19-0 @Southeast Missouri.................... L........ 36-30 @Samford..................................W.............. 51-44 @Tennessee State...................W.............. 20-14 UT- Martin.................................W.................68-7 2003 Coach: Mike Hennigan Record: 2-9/1-7 OVC @Memphis (I-A).............................. L........ 40-10 @Northern Illinois (I-A)................ L........ 42-17 @Chattanooga.........................W.............. 35-10 Murray State.............................W.............. 49-24 @UT- Martin (OT)........................... L........ 30-23 Tennessee State............................. L........ 27-23 @Jacksonville State....................... L........ 37-20 Samford............................................ L........ 42-24 @Eastern Illinois............................. L........ 37-10 Southeast Missouri....................... L........ 24-20 @Eastern Kentucky....................... L........ 27-14

2005 Coach: Mike Hennigan Record: 4-7 / 3-5 OVC @ UT Chattanooga........................ L..23-30 OT Lambuth....................................W.............. 52-10 @ Northeastern Illinois................ L...........3-42 @ Eastern Kentucky...................... L...........3-52 Murray State ............................W.............. 42-21 @ UT- Martin.................................... L........ 16-46 Tennessee State............................. L........ 20-31 @ Jacksonville State...................... L........ 17-43 Samford.....................................W.............. 42-21 @ Eastern Illinois............................ L........ 20-31 Southeast Missouri................W.............. 31-24 2006 Head Coach: Mike Hennigan (Medical leave) Interim Head Coach: Doug Malone Record: 4-7 / 4-4 OVC UT Chattanooga............................. L...........31-7 @ Gardner-Webb........................... L........ 26-30 @Middle Tennessee...................... L...........44-0 Eastern Kentucky....................W.............. 27-14 @ Murray State (OT)...............W.............. 20-14 UT Martin.......................................... L........ 35-16 @ Tennessee State......................... L........ 30-20 Jacksonville State (OT)................. L........ 17-10 @ Samford.................................W.............. 20-14 Eastern Illinois................................. L........ 38-14 @ Southeast Missouri............W.............. 32-29

2004 Coach: Mike Hennigan Record: 6-5 / 3-4 OVC Gardner-Webb.........................W.............. 32-26 @ South Florida (I-A)..................... L...........7-21 @ VMI..........................................W.............. 16-10 @ Murray State............................... L........ 15-34 UT-Martin .................................W.............. 49-20 Chattanooga............................W.............. 52-34 Jacksonville State...................W.............. 16-13 @ Samford........................................ L........ 17-20 Eastern Illinois..........................W........40-37 OT @ Southeast Missouri................... L..28-31 OT Eastern Kentucky........................... L........ 18-19

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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. Coach Don Wade/Record: 10-2-0

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. Coach: Don Wade/Record: 8-3-0.

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL BROWN – 2007-present 2007 Coach: Watson Brown Record: 4-7 / 3-5 OVC @ Eastern Illinois............................ L........ 45-24 Cumberland.............................W.............. 45-21 Concordia..................................W.................55-7 Murray State.............................W.............. 48-24 @ UT Martin..............................W.............. 13-10 Austin Peay...................................... L........ 30-27 Tennessee State............................. L........ 45-28 @ Jacksonville State...................... L........ 38-10 Samford............................................ L........ 59-52 @ Auburn.......................................... L...........35-3 @ Eastern Kentucky...................... L........ 38-34

2009 Coach: Watson Brown Record: 6-5 / 5-3 OVC PIkeville College......................W.............. 51-10 @ Eastern Kentucky...................... L...........17-7 @ Kansas State................................ L...........49-7 Austin Peay...............................W.............. 31-23 @ UT Martin..............................W.............. 35-28 @ Eastern Illinois............................ L........ 23-15 Southeast Missouri................W.............. 28-16 Tennessee State......................W.............. 20-13 @ Georgia......................................... L...........38-0 @ Jacksonville State...................... L........ 55-28 Murray State.............................W.............. 45-14

2008 Coach: Watson Brown Record: 3-9 / 1-7 OVC Gardner-Webb.........................W.............. 28-12 @ Louisville...................................... L........ 51-10 @ Southeast Missouri............W.............. 29-27 @ Western Michigan..................... L...........41-7 Central Methodist..................W.............. 47-19 Eastern Kentucky........................... L........ 33-12 @ Murray State............................... L........ 51-21 UT Martin.......................................... L...........35-7 @ Austin Peay.................................. L........ 31-28 @ Tennessee State......................... L........ 41-14 Jacksonville State.......................... L........ 41-17 Eastern Illinois................................. L........ 38-20

2010 Coach: Watson Brown Record: 5-6 / 4-4 OVC @Arkansas........................................ L...........44-3 @TCU.................................................. L...........62-7 Lane College.............................W.................43-0 @ Southeast Missouri................... L........ 23-21 UT Martin.......................................... L........ 27-24 @ Austin Peay...........................W.............. 34-21 Eastern Illinois..........................W.............. 34-20 @ Tennessee State..................W.............. 21-10 @Murray State................................ L........ 44-13 Eastern Kentucky........................... L........ 42-29 Jacksonville State...................W.............. 35-24

2011 Coach: Watson Brown Record: 7-4 / 6-2 OVC @ Iowa............................................... L...........34-7 Maryville College....................W.................56-7 @ Eastern Illinois *..................W.............. 31-20 Southeast Missouri *.............W.............. 38-31 @ UT Martin *...........................W.............. 34-31 Tennessee State *.......................... L........ 42-40 @ Jacksonville State *............W.............. 21-14 Murray State *................................. L........ 38-37 @ Eastern Kentucky *............W.............. 28-21 Austin Peay *............................W.................49-7 Central Arkansas (FCS)................. L........ 34-14

2011 OVC Champions - Front row: M 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. Coach: Watson Brown/Record: 7-4-0.

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL The Early Years (pre-OVC) Year............ Coach...................... W........... L.......... T.......... Pts......... Opp 1922............... Loyall Duyck................ 2............... 1............. 4.............. 70.................74 1923............... Putty Overall............... 2............... 3............. 1.............. 41.............. 101 1924............... Putty Overall............... 5............... 3............. 1............127.................61 1925............... Putty Overall............... 3............... 2............. 1............105.................73 1926............... Putty Overall............... 1............... 4............. 1.............. 15.................85 1927............... Putty Overall............... 2............... 5............. 1.............. 55.................78 1928............... Putty Overall............... 6............... 0............. 1............233.................39 1929............... Putty Overall............... 3............... 3............. 1............125.................85 1930............... Putty Overall............... 6............... 2............. 1............212.................46 1931............... Putty Overall............... 6............... 3............. 0............151.................71 1932............... Putty Overall............... 4............... 0............. 3.............. 96.................22 1933............... Putty Overall............... 4............... 4............. 0.............. 83.................49 1934............... Putty Overall............... 3............... 5............. 1.............. 52.............. 126 1935............... Putty Overall............... 1............... 5............. 1.............. 38.............. 108

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Coach W L T Pts Opp W L T Pts Opp Hooper Eblen......3.........6......0..... 120.... 158 0....... 3........ 0..........21.......58 Star Wood.............4.........7......0..... 180.... 206 1....... 5........ 0..........36.... 107 Star Wood.............5.........5......1..... 205.... 249 3....... 3........ 0....... 103.......89 Putty Overall........9.........2......0..... 232.... 131 4....... 1........ 0....... 100.......65 Putty Overall........7.........4......0..... 212.... 154 5....... 0........ 0....... 123.......34 Wilburn Tucker....4.........4......2..... 197.... 139 1....... 3........ 1..........70.......74 Wilburn Tucker....7.........3......0..... 263.... 110 5....... 0........ 0....... 162.......35 Wilburn Tucker....5.........4......1..... 181.... 184 2....... 3........ 0..........91.... 130 Wilburn Tucker....6.........4......0..... 134.... 169 4....... 1........ 0....... 108.......70 Wilburn Tucker....7.........3......0..... 132.... 129 5....... 1........ 0..........92.......68 Wilburn Tucker....6.........2......2..... 196.... 113 5....... 0........ 1....... 160.......73 Wilburn Tucker....8.........3......0..... 177.... 118 6....... 0........ 0....... 127.......41 Wilburn Tucker....7.........3......0..... 156.... 117 6....... 0........ 0..........93.......57 Wilburn Tucker....2.........8......0........88.... 164 1....... 5........ 0..........35.... 117 Wilburn Tucker....6.........4......0..... 205.... 152 3....... 4........ 0....... 123.... 228 Wilburn Tucker....1.........9......0........74.... 199 1....... 6........ 0..........55.... 142 Wilburn Tucker....3.........7......0..... 177.... 181 3....... 4........ 0....... 164.... 128 Wilburn Tucker....5.........5......0..... 170.... 163 4....... 3........ 0....... 129.......88

Year............ Coach...................... W........... L.......... T.......... Pts......... Opp 1936............... Putty Overall............... 2............... 5............. 1.............. 64.............. 120 1937............... Putty Overall............... 3............... 5............. 1.............. 47.............. 119 1938............... Putty Overall............... 6............... 3............. 0............101.................71 1939............... Putty Overall............... 6............... 3............. 1............130.................82 1940............... Putty Overall............... 2............... 6............. 0.............. 70.............. 127 1941............... Putty Overall............... 5............... 4............. 0............105.............. 114 1942............... Putty Overall............... 3............... 4............. 2............116.............. 117 1943............... Putty Overall............... 1............... 5............. 0.............. 26.............. 185 1944............... Putty Overall............... 1............... 2............. 0.............. 68.................45 1945............... Putty Overall............... 1............... 8............. 0............107.............. 122 1946............... Putty Overall............... 5............... 5............. 0............135.............. 166 1947............... Hooper Eblen............. 4............... 7............. 0............131.............. 207 1948............... Hooper Eblen............. 5............... 6............. 0............178.............. 167 Totals.......................................... 92.......... 103...... 22.... 2,681....... 2,660

1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Wilburn Tucker....3.........7......0..... 187.... 264 3....... 4........ 0....... 139.... 190 Don Wade.............2.........8......0........82.... 159 2....... 5........ 0..........49.......91 Don Wade.............5.........5......0..... 179.... 218 4....... 3........ 0....... 133.... 143 Don Wade.............4.........6......0..... 130.... 185 2....... 5........ 0..........74.... 139 Don Wade.............8.........2......0..... 189.......89 5....... 2........ 0....... 138.......58 Don Wade.............10......2......0..... 236.... 158 7....... 0........ 0....... 149.......67 Don Wade.............2.........8......1..... 125.... 224 1....... 6........ 0..........96.... 168 Don Wade.............6.........5......0..... 174.... 130 4....... 3........ 0....... 126.......71 Don Wade.............8.........3......0..... 225.......89 6....... 1........ 0....... 161.......52 Don Wade.............8.........3......0..... 276.... 180 5....... 2........ 0....... 159.... 111 Don Wade.............9.........2......0..... 343.... 233 5....... 2........ 0....... 202.... 142 Don Wade.............5.........6......0..... 203.... 248 4....... 2........ 0....... 144.... 104 Don Wade.............1.........8......2..... 103.... 232 0....... 5........ 1..........41.... 149 Don Wade.............4.........7......0..... 165.... 266 1....... 6........ 0..........78.... 201 Don Wade.............6.........5......0..... 229.... 231 4....... 4........ 0....... 155.... 172 Don Wade.............3.........8......0..... 165.... 244 1....... 6........ 0..........99.... 171 Gary Darnell.........2.........8......0........97.... 226 2....... 5........ 0..........80.... 153 Gary Darnell.........0.........11...0........78.... 329 0....... 7........ 0..........54.... 224 Gary Darnell.........1.........10...0..... 177.... 314 1....... 6........ 0....... 154.... 189 Jim Ragland.........0.........10...0..... 104.... 348 0....... 7........ 0..........88.... 205 Jim Ragland.........5.........6......0..... 283.... 246 2....... 4........ 0....... 123.... 126 Jim Ragland.........1.........10...0..... 114.... 291 1....... 5........ 0..........55.... 135 Jim Ragland.........5.........5......0..... 191.... 230 3....... 3........ 0..........88.... 115 Jim Ragland.........6.........5......0..... 242.... 256 3....... 3........ 0..........94.... 131 Jim Ragland.........2.........9......0..... 221.... 244 2....... 5........ 0....... 161.... 130 Jim Ragland.........7.........4......0..... 226.... 230 6....... 2........ 0....... 168.... 120 Jim Ragland.........8.........3......0..... 263.... 154 7....... 1........ 0....... 197.......87 Jim Ragland.........5.........6......0..... 236.... 213 3....... 5........ 0....... 179.... 182 Jim Ragland.........3.........8......0..... 234.... 311 2....... 6........ 0....... 147.... 239 Mike Hennigan...5.........6......0..... 180.... 242 4....... 4........ 0....... 142.... 197 Mike Hennigan...6.........5......0..... 205.... 174 4....... 3........ 0....... 131.... 113 Mike Hennigan...4.........7......0..... 219.... 245 2....... 5........ 0....... 132.... 179 Mike Hennigan...5.........5......0..... 201.... 177 4....... 3........ 0....... 153.... 103 Mike Hennigan...8.........3......0..... 317.... 217 5....... 2........ 0....... 208.... 103 Mike Hennigan...7.........3......0..... 313.... 213 4....... 2........ 0....... 203.... 131 Mike Hennigan...5.........7......0..... 328.... 333 2....... 4........ 0....... 160.... 142 Mike Hennigan...2.........9......0..... 245.... 340 1....... 7........ 0....... 183.... 248 Mike Hennigan...6.........5......0..... 290.... 265 3....... 4........ 0....... 183.... 174 Mike Hennigan...4.........7......0..... 269.... 351 3....... 5........ 0....... 191.... 269 Doug Malone*....4.........7......0..... 192.... 296 4....... 4........ 0....... 159.... 191 Watson Brown.....4.........7......0..... 329.... 352 3....... 5........ 0....... 226.... 289 Watson Brown.....3.........9......0..... 240.... 420 1....... 6........ 0....... 148.... 330 Watson Brown.....6.........5......0..... 267.... 286 5....... 3........ 0....... 209.... 189 Watson Brown.....5.........6......0..... 264.... 317 4....... 4........ 0....... 211.... 211 Watson Brown.....7.........4......0..... 355.... 279 6....... 2........ 0....... 278.... 204

TOTALS.......................376.... 436.......0................. 184..... 199......3 * Denotes interim head coach...

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OV C P l ay e r s o f t h e W e e k 1978 Offensive S11........ Milton Jenkins S25........ Cecil Fore N13....... Jimmy Maynord N20....... Jimmy Maynord 1979 Rookie O22....... Reggie Bazel 1980 Offensive O6.......... James Aaron Defensive O27....... Kent Pettyjohn Rookie S22........ Marvin McClennon O6.......... Marvin McClennon N17....... Marvin McClennon 1981 Offensive O19....... Tony Costantine Rookie N16....... Mark Powers 1982 Offensive N15....... Reggie Bazel Defensive S27........ Jeff Daughtry Rookie S21........ Brent Fisher 1983 O24....... Allen Lawrence 1985 Special Teams O14....... Scott Meadows 1987 Offensive S14........ Patrick Pope O5.......... Patrick Pope O19....... Lorenza Rivers N16....... Lorenza Rivers Defensive N16....... Marlon Placide Offensive Lineman S14........ Clark Richey O19....... Clark Richey Special Teams O12....... Lorenza Rivers Rookie O26....... Tracy Graham 1988 Defensive O17....... Gerald Dossett Special Teams O31....... Tracy Graham Rookie O3.......... Norman Drake O24....... Norman Drake

1989 Offensive S11........ Ryan Weeks Defensive O2.......... Felix Parham Offensive Lineman O2.......... Bruce Lamb Special Teams O16....... Tracy Graham O30....... Ryan Weeks Rookie S5........... Mike Stewart S18........ Billy Shackleford ............... Mike Stewart 1990 Offensive O8.......... Bert Browne O15....... Bert Browne Defensive O15....... Rick Sanders O29....... Felix Parham Offensive Lineman S24........ Carlos James O15....... Jerry Jared Special Teams S4........... Daniel Gibson O1.......... Daniel Gibson Rookie S4........... Shane Queen S10........ Damyen Taylor O1.......... Maurice Draine O15....... Daniel Gipson N12....... Damyen Taylor 1991 Defensive O21....... Shane Queen Special Teams S16........ Marshall Hale O21....... Daniel Gipson Rookie O7.......... Randy Beaman O14....... Randy Beaman N4.......... Willie Queen 1992 Offensive O4.......... Randy Beaman Defensive O11....... Kevin Jackson Special Teams O18....... Chad Brummitt O25....... Mike Stewart Rookie S20........ Mike Penix O11....... Gerald Bentley O25....... Craig Long 1993 Offensive S5........... Mike Jones S12........ Willie Queen O10....... Michael Penix N21....... Mike Jones Special Teams O31....... Jay Henderson

1994 Offensive S25........ Michael Penix N6.......... Willie Queen Defensive S11........ Brian Pankey N6.......... Brad Simmons 1995 Offensive O22....... Michael Penix Special Teams S10........ Gerald Bentley Newcomer N5.......... Jamie Sander 1996 Offensive S22........ Andre Caballero Defensive S22........ Robert Taylor N10....... Robert Taylor Special Teams S29........ Jay Henderson N17....... Jay Henderson Newcomer O6.......... Brant Billen O13....... Andre Caballero 1997 Defensive S7........... Branon Vaughn S28........ Josh Symonette N2.......... Corey Chamblin Special Teams O19....... Casey Roberts N16....... Jerome Tillman N23....... Andy Dorsey Newcomer O19....... Stanley McGraw 1998 Defensive S6........... Jerry Turner O25....... Branon Vaughn N15....... Chad Evitts N22....... Joshua Symonette Special Teams S27........ Andy Dorsey O25....... David Collett N15....... Andy Dorsey 1999 Offensive O3.......... Walter Hill Defensive S12........ Chad Evitts O10....... Branon Vaughn O17....... Branon Vaughn N14....... Joshua Symonette Special Teams S19........ David Collett

2000 Offensive O29....... Travis Rogers N19....... Travis Rogers Defensive S24........ Chad Evitts N12....... Chad Evitts Special Teams S24........ Andy Dorsey O15....... Andy Dorsey N5.......... Jahi Henley N19....... David Collett 2001 Offensive O28....... Grant Swallows N4.......... Grant Swallows N11....... Grant Swallows Defensive O7.......... Jameel Brown O28....... D.J. Bleisath N11....... D.J. Bleisath N18....... D.J. Bleisath Special Teams S2........... David Collett N11....... David Collett 2002 Offensive N23....... Jason Ballard Defensive S14........ Daniel Wentzel Special Teams S14........ Nick Hodges S28........ Nick Hodges Newcomer S21........ Trey Bonner 2003 Defensive S13........ Brandon Shelby S27........ Yusuf Sharif Newcomer S27........ Derek White O4.......... Derek White 2004 Offensive O9.......... Trey Bonner Defensive O9.......... Perry Kyles O23....... Brett Vavra N6.......... Brett Vavra Special Teams O23....... Josh Foster 2005 Offensive O2.......... Stephen Britton N6.......... Anthony Ash Special Teams S11........ Josh Foster O30....... Jon Mahan Newcomer N6.......... Cameron Kirnes

2006 Offensive N19....... Lee Sweeney Defensive S24........ Aaron Williams Special Teams S24........ John Mahan Freshman O1.......... Lee Sweeney O15....... Lee Sweeney N19....... Lee Sweeney 2007 Offensive S9........... Derek White S16........ Derek White Defensive S23........ Maurice Smith O14....... Corey Reed Special Teams O28....... Larry Shipp Newcomer S9........... Justin Kraemer S23........ Henry Sailes N18....... Justin Kraemer 2008 Offensive S14........ Henry Sailes Special Teams S14........ Justin Kraemer 2009 Offensive N1.......... Tim Benford Defensive O11....... Dustin Dillehay N1.......... Caleb Mitchell Newcomer N1.......... Caleb Mitchell 2010 Offensive N21....... Cass Barnes Defensive O17....... Marcus Edwards O17....... Caleb Mitchell N21....... Richmond Tooley Special Teams O10....... Matthew Barker O24....... Nick Campbell Newcomer O17....... Jocques Crawford N21....... Jocques Crawford 2011 Offensive S25........ Dontey Gay N20....... Dontey Gay Defensive S18........ Richmond Tooley O30....... Corey Watson N20....... Richmond Tooley Special Teams S25........ Cody Forbes O16....... Zach Sharp O30....... Nick Campbell

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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 * Won 5 OVC championships * Named to OVC Hall of Fame * Named to Tech Hall of Fame

P.V. Putty Overall

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. Tucker 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 Tennessee State Championship Games through the 2016 season. In 2007, attendance at Tech football games nearly doubled over the previous year’s, season ticket sales set records, topping the 2,000 mark, and the Golden Eagles had the largest opening game crowd in school history. 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. Tucker Stadium opened for gridiron action for the 1966 season with seating for 12,500. In the first game in the facility, UT- 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.

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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 * Won 2 OVC championships * Named to OVC Hall of Fame * Named to Tech Hall of Fame

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 FILL 'ER UP... 16,521 folks crowded The largest crowd in Tucker Stadium history into the newly en(16,521) watched the Golden Eagles beat larged facility. Morehead State, 26-8, on October 23, 1971. The 2009 Golden Jeff Axel rushed for 138 yards on 18 carries to lead the offense while Jim Youngblood’s 16 Eagles were unbeaten tackles topped the Golden Eagle defense as at home, posting a Tech posted a Homecoming victory. 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 that was replaced in 2007.

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

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

Largest Road Crowds Attendance (Year, Site, Result) 1) 92,746 (2010, at Georgia, 38-0 L) 2) 85,754 (2007, at Auburn, 35-3, L) 3) 70,585 (2011, at Iowa, 34-7, L) 4) 69, 596 (2010, at Arkansas, 44-3, L) 5) 48, 094 (2010, at Kansas State, 49-7 L) 6) 41,132 (1999, at Tennessee State, 19-25, L) 7) 40,155 (2002, at Iowa State, 58-6, L) 8) 37,117 (2010, at TCU, 62-7, L) 9) 32,000 (1984, at Kansas State, 28-12 L) 10) 29,702 (1988, at East Carolina, 52-13 L) 11) 28,525 (2001, at Air Force Academy, 42-0 L) 12) 26,123 (2005, at No. Illinois, 42-3 L) 13) 26,101 (2003, at Memphis, 40-10 L) 14) 26,000 (1951, at Kentucky, 72-13 L) 15) 25,546 (2004, at South Florida, 21-7 L) 16) 24,177 (1994, at Marshall, 24-10 L) 17) 23,743 (1995, at Marshall, 45-14 L) 18) 22,123 (1985, at UN-Las Vegas, 35-7 L) 19) 21,326 (2000, at Ohio University, 52-14 L) 20) 20,806 (2006, at Middle Tenn.. 44-0 L) 21) 19,926 (1971, at Western Kentucky, 15-7 L) 22) 18,500 (1998 at UAB, 6-38 L) 23) 18,500 (1969, at Western Kentucky, 42-0 L) 24) 18,300 (1988, at Eastern Kentucky, 14-7 L) 25) 18,200 (1958, at Florida State, 22-7 L) 26) 18,123 (2003, at Northern Illinois, L 42-17) 27) 18,100 (1993, at Eastern Kentucky, 10-7 L)

Year-by-Year Attendance in Tucker Stadium Year GP W-L Attend. 1966 5 3-2 30,600 1967 5 2-3 33,770 1968 5 1-4 34,500 1969 5 2-3 30,000 1970 5 2-3 47,538 1971 5 5-0 54,314 1972 6 6-0 46,210 1973 5 2-3 34,745 1974 6 4-2 41,000 1975 5 4-1 38,200

1976 6 4-2 1977 5 4-1 1978 5 3-2 1979 5 1-2-2 1980 6 1-5 1981 6 4-2 1982 5 2-3 1983 5 1-4 1984 5 0-5 1985 5 1-4 1986 4 0-4

68,202 56,500 55,200 38,800 58,014 45,204 41,105 34,509 50,027 29,063 25,816

1987 6 2-4 52,154 1988 5 0-5 19,278 1989 5 2-3 34,146 1990 6 5-1 37,810 1991 4 2-2 26,320 1992 6 5-1 31,843 1993 6 5-1 28,775 1994 6 3-3 27,540 1995 5 1-4 22,850 1996 5 4-1 21,456 1997 4 3-1 19,444 1998 7 3-4 26,468 1999 4 2-2 24,712 2000 6 5-1 29,799 2001 5 5-0 38,396 2002 6 3-3 36,520 2003 4 1-3 24,984 2004 6 5-1 30,625 2005 5 4-1 30,858 2006 5 1-4 25,174 2007 6 3-3 49,912 2008 6 2-4 38,306 2009 5 5-0 27,767 2010 5 3-2 35,603 2011 6 3-3 50,443 TOTALS 243 129-112-2 1,684,400

Home of the BLUE CROSS BOWL 2009 - 2016

TUCKER STADIUM at TENNESSEE TECH Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2012 Sponsored by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Tennessee The Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association (TSSAA) Blue Cross Bowl Hosted by Cookeville-Putnam County Chamber of Commerce and Tennessee Tech University

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Cookeville boasts a mild climate, with an average temperature of 57 and four distinct seasons. Located within a day's drive of 75 percent of the nation's population, Cookeville is just off Interstate 40, which runs from the east coast to California. City life is easily accessible, as well, because Cookeville is situated within 100 miles of Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga — three of Tennessee's major metropolitan areas. The seat of Putnam County, Cookeville is the heart of a three-county alliance known as the Highlands, which centers Tennessee's 14-county Upper Cumberland region. We have hundreds of acres of unspoiled nature — from championship golf courses to natural preserves, state parks and top-rated lakes — close to home. There's plenty of nature inside the city limits, too; the City of Cookeville tends nine parks, including Cane Creek Park, a 262-acre natural area with a 56-acre lake. And while Cookeville is a relatively small town, we have no lack of culture. We are one of the smallest cities in the U.S. with a full-blown symphony orchestra, and our area attracts visual artists and craftspeople from across the nation, thanks to the Appalachian Center for Craft, a satellite campus of TTU. Drama also takes center stage here, with the 456-seat Cookeville Performing Arts Center cranking out productions year-round, including the award-winning Drama Center Backstage series. Cookeville is home to three museums — the Cookeville Depot Museum, the Cookeville History Museum and the Cookeville Children's Museum — and a year-round slate of events, including regular excursion trains and the annual Fall FunFest. A walkable downtown shopping district and an impressive roster of national chain stores give the retail segment a small-town feel with big-city convenience. Add to that our more than 100 restaurants and 1,400 hotel rooms, and you'll quickly see that Cookeville offers something for everyone.

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GOLDEN EAGLE FOOTBALL Newsweek names TTU among most affordable universities in the nation Where Quality Counts

For nearly 100 years, Tennessee Tech has served the various needs of the region, the state and beyond. Not only is Tech renowned as a fine institution of higher education, it also serves as a public resource center and encourages scholarly research and creative activity by its faculty and students. Today, Tech makes a number of contributions to economic development locally, regionally and nationally. Tech’s 65,000-plus alumni occupy positions of leadership in education, business, industry, government and public service. Tennessee Tech is widely known as an institution noted for its academic quality -- an institution where the energies of the faculty, staff and students are devoted to ensuring that the university’s quality is maintained and enhanced. The university is divided into seven academic divisions offering 44 programs of study leading to the bachelor’s degree and 20 programs of study at the graduate level. More than 75 percent of the 370 full-time faculty members hold doctoral degrees. Considered one of the most picturesque campuses in the South -and one of the safest -- the buildings carry an attractive Georgian style of architecture that lends the Tech campus an Ivy-league character. Tech was established in 1915 as Tennessee Polytechnic Institute, located on the site of its forerunner, Dixie College. TPI gained university status in 1965, reflecting the institution’s role as a multipurpose, state-supported university. Tech’s current enrollment continues to

Why we're the Golden Eagles

include students from almost all 95 Tennessee counties, along with students from more than 40 other states and about 40 foreign countries.

Campus Life

Tennessee Tech students know that there is a lot more to college life than what goes on in the classroom. Nearly 200 student organizations on campus offer activities ranging from academic, athletic, cultural, political, community-oriented, social to spiritual. At Tech, it’s easy to get involved and make friends. Campus recreation coordinates 11 intramural and club sports: basketball, bowling, flag football, golf, racquetball, rugby, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball and wrestling. The Fitness Center is a free, full-service health club for students. It houses a fully equipped weight room, 25-meter indoor pool, cardiovascular equipment and an indoor track. Tech is also a center for the arts, presenting concerts, theatre productions, lectures, dance performances, films, workshops, demonstrations and art exhibits each year. And, of course there’s always an athletics event to attend. Tennessee Tech’s athletic teams compete in the Ohio Valley Conference for 14 sports on the NCAA Division I level, and students can attend all regular season athletic events absolutely free!

The Tennessee Tech Athletic Department unveiled a new brand on Aug. 31, 2006, with an all-new set of logos for the Golden Eagles. The brand is new, but the tradition remains -the name Golden Eagles. How did TTU adopt the name? In the first quarter of this century, Tennessee Polytechnic Institute was a tiny school, located in the rugged, mountainous Upper Cumberland region where Golden Eagles were plentiful, soaring above the lush, upland forests. It's easy to understand how those early students and faculty could narrow their choices for their athletic team's nicknames to "Golden Eagles" or "Mountaineers." On February 14, 1925, the nickname "Golden Eagles " was officially adopted. The school newspaper, The Oracle, printed a story that outlined the efforts of a committee to suggest several possible nicknames to Athletic Association members for their consideration. The two most popular names were "Golden Eagles" and "Mountaineers," and the association, by a vote of 139-18, proudly declared its preference. It wasn't until 27 years later that a tangible mascot found its way to the campus. Several Tech

students braved a driving night rainstorm to pilfer a huge block-tin eagle statue from the charred ruins of a resort hotel in Monteagle. They painted the creature - with a wingspan of over six feet - a glistening gold, and suspended it from the rafter for public inspection at the following day's basketball game in Memorial Gym. Then-Governor Frank G. Clement, a lifelong friend of the hotel owner, was in Cookeville to speak . He worked out a compromise between his friend and the school students, who wanted to retain the eagle as their mascot. Over the years, a wide variety of artwork and drawings have been used to represent the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles. Some of those include a drawing which appeared in media guides in the mid 1970s, and a cartoon-style mascots in the early 1980s that was dubbed ‘the purple chicken” by Tech students.

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university administration Dr. Philip

OLDHAM

v University President

Freed-Hardeman, 1980

Dr. Philip B. Oldham, who joined the university July 1, 2012, as its ninth president, is a former collegiate tennis player who understands the demands on studentathletes and who values how college athletics enhance the university and surrounding community. President Oldham previously served as provost and senior vice chancellor of academic affairs at the University

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of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a position he had held since 2007. He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Freed-Hardeman University in 1980 and his doctorate in analytical chemistry from Texas A&M University in 1985. He spent a year following his graduate work as a Wellcome Research Fellow at Burroughs Wellcome Co. (Glaxo Smith-Kline) before joining the faculty at Mississippi

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university administration Left: President Oldham and his son, Sam, visit with Mark Wilson during a preseason scrimmage. Below: The president addresses the Golden Eagles during 2012 Football Photo Day.

State University in 1986. Oldham served as head of Mississippi State University’s chemistry department for five years prior to becoming MSU’s College of Arts and Sciences dean in 2001. During his five years as provost at UTC, enrollment grew 28 percent to more than 11,400 students. He led efforts to improve student retention and graduation rates resulting in a 15 percent increase in freshmen retention in just three years. Under his leadership, UTC established the Center for Advisement and Student Success, created the Math Plaza and initiated UTeaChattanooga to educate future teachers. He oversaw the addition of doctoral programs in advanced nursing practice and occupational therapy as well as the redesign of summer school. Under his guidance, the university raised significant private support, received board approval to create the University Honors College and launched a creative new “Degree in 3” program designed to accelerate degree completion at reduced student costs.

Oldham has served on statewide task forces to develop the new higher education funding formula for Tennessee and to create universal transfer pathways to provide seamless student transfers across all Tennessee public colleges and universities. Along with his administrative accomplishments, Oldham has authored more than 35 peer reviewed research articles in analytical chemistry, along with two patents and approximately 100 conference presentations. His research has been financially supported by the National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Geological Survey and private industry. He has served on a number of scholarly editorial boards and as a peer reviewer for both the NSF and National Institutes of Health. Oldham and his wife, Kari, are proud of their family, which includes three sons (Clay, Paden and Sam), a daughter (Audrey) and a daughter-in-law (Rebecca).

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athletics administration Mark

WILSON

v Director of Athletics

University of Maine 1991

Mark Wilson’s first eight years as Director of Athletics at Tennessee Tech have showcased his vision, energy, and enthusiasm for providing outstanding experiences for Tech’s student-athletes and fans. Highlights of his efforts include major improvements in Tennessee Tech’s athletics facilities including the Basketball Coach’s Complex and the Athletic Performance Center, high graduation and APR rates by Golden Eagle student-athletes, outstanding academic success, and excellent relationships with the campus, community and alumni. In short, Wilson has facilitated growth and excellence in all areas of TTU Athletics. In June, Wilson agreed to a fiveyear contract extension, keeping him

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at the helm of the Golden Eagle athletic program through 2017 Coming off an appointment on the NCAA Leadership Council, Wilson is beginning a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee and Division I Football Issues Committee, and has been very active in the Ohio Valley Conference governance structure. Wilson, 43, has led Athletics to several milestone accomplishments during his first eight years, including enhanced facilities and fund raising, high profile staff additions, and compliance and academic success. Under Wilson’s guidance, the program has continued to focus on the academic success of its student-athletes, with soaring numbers each semester on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Tech’s studentathletes have achieved their highest overall combined semester GPAs Wilson also developed a strategic plan for Tech’s athletic facilities and has already seen some of those plans become reality. During the past five years Tech has completed several construction and renovation projects to athletic facilities, including a spectacular, new Athletic Per-

formance Center on the western edge of campus, a spacious, new basketball office complex in Eblen Center, a new natural grass practice field, installation of new turf in Tucker Stadium, renovating the running track, renovating the football offices, meeting rooms and locker rooms, and new lights at Tucker Stadium. Additional building plans call for a new student-athlete center and an oncampus tennis center. Another step achieved under Wilson’s direction has been increased fund raising and development efforts with the goal of providing the necessary facilities and resources for Tech’s student-athletes, coaches and staff. All of those accomplishments have come while the department has continued to stay focused on compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations. The most recent NCAA announcements show that all 14 of Tech’s athletic programs are comfortably above the benchmark for compliance in the Athletic Progress Rate (APR), including two Tech teams winning Public Recognition Awards. Prior to that, the Golden Eagle softball team ranked first in the nation for cumulative team GPA for the second time in four years. Just as important are the relationships that Wilson has developed and nurtured, including the CookevillePutnam County Chamber of Commerce, the student body, the campus

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athletics administration community and the region at-large. His leadership has been instrumental in the overwhelming success in the community’s host role at Tucker Stadium for the annual Blue Cross Bowl for the TSSAA high school state championship football games. Tech has also seen growth in regional and national media exposure for its student-athletes and coaches while his hand-on approach to marketing and branding Golden Eagle Athletics has earned increased opportunities and involvement for fans and sponsors. Some of the ideas he has implemented include the Purple Pride Caravans, a new athletics logo and branding marks that have gained nationwide recognition, and an updated and modern ticketing system. Under Wilson’s direction, Tech is also on the brink of introducing an enhanced digital video presence for athletics, including free live web streaming productions and a variety of additional video programs, nterviews and features that will give fans, alumni and supporters greater access to Golden Eagle teams, studentathletes, coaches and staff. During his tenure, Wilson has successfully selected and hired head coaches for six of the school’s 14 teams, and three of those hires have earned Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year honors.

Another highly visible product of Wilson’s leadership is the increased fan support at Golden Eagle events. Last year, while winning the OVC Championship for the first time in 36 years, the Tech football team drew the largest average home attendance at Tucker Stadium in 25 years. In February, Tech set a school record for the largest attendance at a women’s basketball game. Wilson was named Director of Athletics on July 1, 2004. He came to Tennessee Tech from a position of Associate Athletic Director at Ohio University. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Athletic Marketing for the University of Massachusetts, worked as a graduate assistant in the UMass athletic department and interned with the Northwestern University ticketing and marketing departments.

Wilson received his bachelor’s degree in 1991 from the University of Maine in physical education and health, and earned his master’s in sports management from the University of Massachusetts in 1994. Mark has two daughters, Katey (17) and Meaghan (12).

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athletics staff Athletics Administration

Leveda Birdwell Kevin Bostian Corporate Sales Associate A.D./ Development & Marketing

Joe Erdeljac Frank Harrell Athletics Trainer Associate A.D.

Ben Shannon Tammie McMillan Dr. Jeff Roberts Rob Schabert Facilities and Faculty Athletics Assistant A.D./ Assistant A.D./ Representative Sports Information Events Business

Baseball Matt Bragga

Basketball (M) Steve Payne

Soccer Daniel Brizard

Basketball (W) Jim Davis

Softball Tory Acheson

CC & Track Tony Cox

Tennis (M) Kenny Doyle

Volleyball John Blair

Ticket Office

Sandy Zimmerman

Football Watson Brown

Performance Chip Pugh

Facilities

Bobby Long

Tyler Birdwell

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Jessica Morgan

Kim Nash

Matt Dexter

Cheerleading & Dance

Clerical Staff

Patrena Hicks

Mandy Thatcher Compliance & Special Events

Golden Eagle Head Coaches

Golf (M/W) Polk Brown

Marketing

Kim Meredith

Dr. Lance Jasitt Assistant A.D./ Academics

Debbie Parker

Debbie Turnbow

Robin Burroughs

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a c a d e m i c s u p p o rt The success of Tennessee Tech University’s athletic teams is tied closely to the academic progress of each studentathlete, and the academic performance of each Tech student-athlete is closely monitored by the coaching staff as well as an experienced staff in Academic Services, led by Dr. Lance Jasitt. Student-athletes are the most visible component of a university, entertaining thousands of fans, students, alumni, family and friends. Their athletic abilities and achievements are a focus for national attention, as athletic events not only bring back faithful alumni, but serve as a welcome mat to the university for potential new students. Student-athletes devote many hours to practice, conditioning and training in an effort to be the best they can be. These hours are not required by non-athletes in the student body, and these extra demands can compete with academics for the student-athlete’s time and energy. The Tech Athletics Department works to provide help with course content (through tutors and monitored study hours) as well as with time management and study skills and any other academic support services that will allow Tech student-athletes to maximize their academic potential.

Dr. Lance

JASITT

Penn State University,1978

v Assistant Athletics Director for Academics and Student Welfare

Dr. Lance Jasitt serves as Assistant Athletics Director for Academics and Student Welfare. Dr. Jasitt plays a key role in the academic success of each of Tech’s varsity student-athletes, managers, and graduate assistants. His primary goals are to provide guidance and academic resources to permit student-athletes to maintain their academic eligibility under NCAA rules and to progress to graduation. In this process, Dr. Jasitt serves as a primary liaison between coaches and faculty. A detail-oriented person and a diligent worker, Dr. Jasitt has developed a solid understanding of the operations of the Athletics Department, the staff and the needs of its student-athletes. In addition to his academics/student welfare roles within Athletics, he has served in compliance and administrative operations roles in the Tech Athletics Department since 1998.

Dr. Jasitt is also highly involved in promoting reading and literacy at all age levels. He was the 200809 president of the TTU Council of the International Reading Association and is actively involved in that organization. He also has served on the President’s Commission on the Status of Women for seven years. Raised in York, Pa., he earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State in 1978 and added a master’s in public administration from Valdosta State in 1987. In 1993, he received a master’s degree in education from Old Dominion University and added a Ph.D. in literacy education from Tennessee Tech in 2004. Dr. Jasitt is a former Commander in the U.S. Navy. His wife of 30 years, Donna White Jasitt, is a former Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve. They have two children, Ian and Meagan. Ian recently received his second degree from Tech, this one in Environmental Geology. Meagan is a senior Pre-Physical Therapy major at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

The “WIN” program: Work Intensely Now The WIN Program was implemented in the fall semester of 2004 to provide additional support for freshmen and student-athletes whose general academic progress places them at risk for maintaining eligibility and graduating. The program involves the student-athlete, coach(es), academic advisor, tutors, and others to build academic skills for success. Participation in the program is primarily based on grades, and coaches or the academic advisor may recommend additional participation at any time. All incoming freshmen meet at least one time per week with their coach to discuss academic progress and needs as well as time management and study skill techniques. Other aspects of the program include monitored study hours, tutoring, and study skills workshops.

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a c a d e m i c s u p p o rt Ashlee

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v Academics Advisor Tennessee Tech alumna Ashlee Kiser serves as Academic Advisor for Tech’s student-athletes. A native of Wartburg, Tenn., Kiser earned her bachelor’s degree in English from Tech in 2005 and a master’s in English in 2007. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2005 and finished her graduate degree with a perfect 4.0 GPA. Along with her accolades as a student, Kiser has also taught numerous English and writing courses at several levels in and around the Cookeville area including Cookeville High School, Tennessee Tech and Nashville State Community College. Along with her success in the classroom, both as a student and teacher, Kiser has also been active in the community having participated in a number of different events. She has served as a writing scorer at several events at Nashville State and Tennessee Tech. She has also been a yearly participant in the TTU Festival of Student Writing since 2006 and was a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. Kiser and her husband, Brinn, recently welcomed their first child on Mother’s Day -- Ian Lonnie Kiser was born May 13, 2012.

Marilyn Borch-Jensen Academic Advisement Administrative Assistant

ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic All-America

ESPN The Magazine/ CoSIDA Academic All-America District IV

Tennessee Tech University student-athletes have achieved Academic All-America honors 36 times since 1976.

District IV consists of Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Alabama.

1976....................................... Donley Canary, Baseball 1978...................................... Pat Kannapel, Basketball 1982.................................. Jerilynn Harper, Basketball 1985..................................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1986.................................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1986..................................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987..............................................Derek Lane, Baseball 1987..................................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987.................................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1988..................................................Jim Cornelius, Golf 1990............................................Lisa Johnson, Softball 1993...........................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1996...................................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1996.......................................... Stacy Hughes, Softball 1996................................Dena Adams, Cross Country 1997...................................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1997..............................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1998 .................................Jenny Adams, Track & Field 1999........................................Adnan Hadzialic, Tennis 1999........................................ Wes Gallagher, Football 2000..........................................Diane Seng, Basketball 2000.........................................Nick Solomon, Football 2001............................................ Janet Holt, Basketball 2002............................................ Janet Holt, Basketball 2002................................... LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2003....................................Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2003................................... LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2004....................................Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2005...................................... Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2007.............................................. Beth Boden, Softball 2008......................................Thomas Nelson, Baseball 2008.............................................. Beth Boden, Softball 2008.................................. Stephanie Fischer, Softball 2009...........................................Taylor Askew, Football 2009..........................................Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2010....................................................... Josh Simer, Golf

1985.......................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1985..............................Barry Wilmore, Football 1985......................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1986......................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1986...............................Joel Chandler, Football 1986.......................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987................................. Ed deHass, Basketball 1987................................... Derek Lane, Baseball 1987.......................... Angie Duncan, Volleyball 1987......................Andy Rittenhouse, Football 1987..................................Clark Richey, Football 1988....................................... Jim Cornelius, Golf 1990...............................Steve Arnette, Baseball 1990...............................Tuesday Frase, Softball 1990................................. Lisa Johnson, Softball 1990..........................Spencer Hissam, Football 1991................................Ted Lockerby, Football 1991.........................................Ben Holt, Baseball 1991................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1992................................Ted Lockerby, Football 1992................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1993................................Andrea Roark, Softball 1993.........................................Ben Holt, Baseball 1994.....................Mary Beth Coombs, Softball 1995.................................... Scott Trent, Football 1995............................................Lisa Phipps, Golf 1995...................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1996.................................. Jason Matson, Tennis 1996................................Stacy Hughes, Softball 1996................ Kelly Carmichael, Track & Field 1996........................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1996................................Brandy Henry, Softball 1996...................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1996.............. Meggan Toohey, Cross Country 1997................................Stacy Hughes, Softball 1997........................Dena Adams, Track & Field 1997.......................Jenny Adams, Track & Field

1997....................................... Wade Morrell, Golf 1997................................. Jeff Norman, Football 1997............................. Wes Gallagher, Football 1997...................Rachel Melchiorre, Volleyball 1998...............................Diane Seng, Basketball 1998................................. Taylor Ralph, Baseball 1998......................................Amy Ayers, Softball 1998.......................Jenny Adams, Track & Field 1998............................. Wes Gallagher, Football 1999...............................Diane Seng, Basketball 1999...................Collin Carmichael, Basketball 1999............................. Adnan Hadzialic, Tennis 1999........................................Shane Sewell, Golf 1999............................. Wes Gallagher, Football 1999..................Kevin Boucher, Cross Country 1999................ Steven Gordon, Cross Country 2000...............................Diane Seng, Basketball 2000..................................Janet Holt, Basketball 2000...................Collin Carmichael, Basketball 2000................................Brandy Henry, Softball 2000.............................Mirza Duranovic, Tennis 2000..............................Nick Solomon, Football 2001..................................Janet Holt, Basketball 2001........................... Grant Swallows, Football 2001............................... Kara Gilbert, Volleyball 2001........................................Julie Tryon, Soccer 2002..................................Janet Holt, Basketball 2002................................. Brent Jolly, Basketball 2002.........................LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2002..................Stephanie Ward, Track & Field 2002...................................... Alexis Boyd, Soccer 2002............................... Kara Gilbert, Volleyball 2002...................................... Trey Perry, Football 2003......................... Stephanie Ward, CC/Track 2003 ........................LeeAnne Mongar, Softball 2003...................................... Alexis Boyd, Soccer 2004......................... Stephanie Ward, CC/Track

Virginia Lewis

Academic Coordinator

2004.................................... Brett Vavra, Football 2004............................Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2005...................................... Eric Anderson, Golf 2005........................... Michelle Brigano, Soccer 2005................................Jess Seyfert, Volleyball 2005............................Anne Morrow, Volleyball 2005....................................Jon Mahan, Football 2006........................Leah Watson, Track & Field 2006................................... Beth Boden, Softball 2006....................................Jon Mahan, Football 2007................................... Beth Boden, Softball 2007................................Taylor Askew, Football 2007.................... Bradley Thompson, Football 2008................................... Beth Boden, Softball 2008........................Stephanie Fischer, Softball 2008...........................Thomas Nelson, Baseball 2008............................Keri Coulthard, CC/Track 2008................................Taylor Askew, Football 2008.................... Bradley Thompson, Football 2008................................... Kathryn Lally, Soccer 2008....................................Taren Brown, Soccer 2008...............................Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2009...............................Frank Davis, Basketball 2009......................................Keri Light, CC/Track 2009.........................Stephanie Place, CC/Track 2009...........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2009...............................Teresa Craig, Volleyball 2009................................Taylor Askew, Football 2010......................................Lee Henry, Baseball 2010..........................Chad Oberacker, Baseball 2010...........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball 2010.............................................Josh Simer, Golf 2011...........................Lacie Coquerille, Softball Total honors since1985.......................107

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s p o rt s m e d i c i n e Responsible for providing medical coverage, recognition and treatment of injuries, and rehabilitation for all 14 intercollegiate teams and more than 300 student-athletes. Tennessee Tech’s Sports Medicine department provides some of the most complete and advanced care available.

Joe

bachelor’s degree in Science and Physical Education, he took a graduate assistant position at Austin Peay and received his master’s degree in 1989. His first full-time position was Assistant Athletic Trainer at LaSalle University prior to joining the Tech staff. After seven years at TTU, he accepted a position in 1999 with the CRMC v Director of Sports Medicine as Head Athletic Trainer for Upperman High School in Baxter. During his time with CRMC, he was a volunteer athletic Joe Erdeljac was named in July 2008 trainer at the United States Olympic Training Center in Coloas Head Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech rado Springs, working with the basketball teams and other University. Erdeljac previously served as an Olympic team members. Assistant Athletic Trainer at Tennessee Tech A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association for seven years, and worked for nine years (NATA), he is also in the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Assowith high school athletes for the Cookeville ciation (SEATA) and recently completed a term as president of Regional Medical Center. the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society (TATS). Erdeljac was at Tech from 1992 to He was recently re-appointed by the governor to the 1999. During that time, he was the Athletics Trainer for the men’s basket- Tennessee Board of Athletic Trainers, a post he’ll fill through ball team and worked with the student-athletes on all of Tech’s teams. 2014. A native of West Virginia, Erdeljac began his career in 1988 while an Joe and his wife, Jessica, have one daughter, Riley Grace, undergraduate at the University of West Virginia. Upon graduation with a born on December 15, 2008.

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Assistant Athletic Trainers ADAM GRAHAM --

Kaplan received her bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Albany in 2004 and went to Adam Graham joined the Sports Medicine staff graduate school at the University of Buffalo. She in 2011 as assistant athletic trainer. A graduate graduated with honors from the combined BS/ of Western Carolina with a master’s degree from MS program in June 2007 and was BOC certified in West Virginia, Graham is a native of Chapel Hill, July. She was an Athletic Training Intern at Niagara N.C., and a 2008 graduate of Western Carolina University for one year, then spent three years with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training. As a For the next three years, from 2007 to 2010, Randi student athletic trainer, he worked with the Catawas an Assistant Athletic Trainer at Newberry mount football and women’s basketball teams. College. In 2010, she was selected as Assistant AthDuring his time as an undergraduate, he also letic Trainer at the University of Maryland-Eastern spent one summer in an internship position with Shore, a position she held until joining the Golden the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, working with Adam Graham Randi Kaplan Jessica Vaughan Eagle Sports Medicine staff. She is a member of the Bradenton Pirates in the Gulf Coast League. the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) He also served in volunteer positions at the North in addition to the College Athletic Trainer’s Society, Carolina State High School cross country and wrestling championships, and the the Maryland Athletic Trainer’s Association and the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainer’s Kentucky Bluegrass Games. As part of the WCU Athletic Training program, Graham Association. had a stronghold on the department’s annual honors, winning the Outstanding Sophomore, Junior and Senior awards. After graduation, he spent one year in an internship position at Georgia Tech where he worked primarily with the YellowJESSICA VAUGHAN -jacket football team. His coverage also included working with the cross country Jessica Vaughan joined the Tennessee Tech athletic training staff in October 2011. A and track teams, and the cheerleading squad. During 2010-11, Graham worked tonative of Camano Island, Wash., Vaughan did her undergraduate work at Washington ward his master’s degree and served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at West State University, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with Virginia University. His coverage with Mountaineer teams was with the baseball, a concentration in Athletic Training. From there, she attended graduate school at cross country, track and football teams. He holds membership in several regional Seattle University, where she earned a Master of Sport Administration with a concenassociations, and is also a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. tration in Leadership. While at Seattle, Vaughan served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer working primarily with baseball and men’s and women’s track and cross country. In her summers, Vaughan worked with the Bellingham Bells, a collegiate summer RANDI KAPLAN-baseball team in Bellingham, Wash., which plays in the West Coast League. Vaughan Building her professional resume with positions at the University of Maryland resides in Cookeville. Eastern Shore, Newberry College and Niagara University, Randi Kaplan joined the Tennessee Tech Sports Medicine staff in January 2012. A native of Salisbury, Md.,

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s p o rt s m e d i c i n e Dr. Richard WILLIAMS Team Physician

Dr. Richard Williams, M.S., M.D., serves as the Team Physician for Tennessee Tech student-athletes. A physician at Mid-State Sports Medicine, Dr. Williams has specialized in sports medicine throughout his professional medical career, including experience with high school, college, Olympic and professional athletes. He understands sports medicine from an athlete’s point of view, participating on track and field and basketball teams during his high school and collegiate careers. A 1975 graduate of Crawfordsville (Ind.) High School, Dr. Williams also spent one year as a foreign exchange student in West Germany. He graduated Cum Laude (A.B.) from Dartmouth College, and went on to earn an M.S. degree in Medical and Molecular Genetics from Indiana University, and an M.D. from the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Williams worked with the Indianapolis Colts training camp and provided volunteer medical support for high school soccer and football teams in Indianapolis during his senior year in medical school, and also served as a research assistant at the Methodist Sports Medicine Center. During his residency at the University of Cincinnati Hospitals, Dr. Williams provided coverage for local high school and college football teams, and worked extensively with the University of Cincinnati athletic teams. He earned an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship with Kentucky Sports Medicine in Lexington, and during the 1994-95 season was the team physician at Eastern Kentucky University, including primary game coverage in football and basketball, and training room coverage for all sports. Since 1995, Dr. Williams has been in practice in the Upper Cumberland. He has assumed primary responsibility, training room care and game coverage and injury treatment for all of Tennessee Tech’s athletic programs along with area high schools.

Dr. James TALMAGE Consultant

Dr. James Talmage, M.D., has over a decade of providing a variety of services to Tennessee Tech’s more than 300 student-athletes as general practitioner and consultant to the sports medicine staff. Currently a physician at the Occupational Health Center, Dr. Talmage moved to Cookeville in 1979 and has worked closely with the Tech sports medicine staff since 1987. While working with all men and women athletes, his primary area is the women’s basketball program. After graduating with a degree in Physiology from The Ohio State University in 1968, he was Summa Cum Laude in 1972 from the OSU medical school. He is Board Certified both in orthopedic surgery and in emergency medicine, and among his published works and lectures have been numerous items relating to athletic injuries and sports medicine.

Medical Support Staff

Physical Therapy for Student-Athletes TTU/CRMC Golden Eagle Sports Medicine Therapy Center is located inside the east side of Tucker Stadium on the TTU campus. The center specializes in athletic and orthopedic injuries and creates a convenient way for students, faculty and staff to attend physical therapy without leaving campus. The center is operated by a community partnership between Cookeville Regional Medical Center and Tennessee Tech, and is also open to members of the community.

Dr. Clark Childress Team Dentist

Dr. Mike Huddleston Team Optometrist

Graduate Assistants Left: Mike Brown Right: Chuck Cushman

Eric Tarsi is the physical therapist for the TTU/CRMC Golden Eagle Sports Medicine Therapy Center. Tarsi comes to Cookeville with nearly 10 years experience in sports medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation, most recently having worked for a year in Nashville at Lean Physical Therapy. Prior to that, he spent a year in the Monterey/ San Jose region of California as a traveling physical therapist, working mainly in home health and acute care. A native of Kingsford, Mich., Tarsi graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2002 with his M.S. in Physical Therapy after completing his undergraduate degree at GVSU in Health Sciences. Tarsi is engaged to Katie Reber; the couple resides in Cookeville and plans to marry in June of 2012. To make an appointment, Tarsi will be reached at the center by calling (931) 783-2463.

Dr. William C. Francis Athletic Training Complex Tennessee Tech University’s athletic training complex was renamed the Dr. William C. Francis Student Therapy/Athletic Training Complex on November 7, 1992, in recognition of the dedicated, long-time team physician who was instrumental in the health care of all Tech student-athletes for 35 years. The state-of-the-art facility is located in the east side of Tucker Stadium. A 1953 Tech graduate who served as the football team’s captain and was president of the student body, Dr. Francis was inducted into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1984. Dr. Francis passed away on October 13, 1996.

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ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE Emphasizing Player Development The Tennessee Tech strength and conditioning program is a blend of science, technology, nutrition and one-on-one attention to each athlete. Golden Eagle student-athletes make a year-round commitment to physically preparing to play their sport at the highest level. At TTU, a program is tailored to match each student-athlete’s individual needs with the sport-specific physical demands. This includes strength, speed, power, agility, flexibility, metabolic conditioning and motivation. This combination allows Tennessee Tech’s student-athletes to better reach their specific goals. Another major focus of the strength staff is the development of sport-specific speed, agility and conditioning.

Chip

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Ohio, 2000

v Director of Athletic Performance /Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Chip Pugh is in his fifth year as Tennessee Tech’s strength and conditioning head coach. He oversees the physical development of student-athletes in all 14 sports, providing support in building toward championships. Pugh served three years in the same position at Winthrop University where he created and developed a highly successful strength and conditioning program that helped win 12 conference championships. An alumnus of Ohio University, he was an offensive lineman on the football team while earning a bachelor’s degree in sport industry and a master’s degree in physical education. Pugh believes that the qualities that athletes can develop in strength and conditioning will not only aid in their athletic development, but will also help them build quality character components necessary for life. A native of Parkersburg, W. Va., he began his coaching career at his alma mater as an assistant strength and conditioning coach where he primarily worked with men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s swimming, and women’s soccer. He also assisted coach Ethan Reeve,

currently the head strength and conditioning coach at Wake Forest, with football while at Ohio. After leaving Ohio University he became the head strength and conditioning coach for football at Marietta (Ohio) College, where he also worked as an assistant football coach. Additionally, during his two years at Marietta College he also served as a campus minister to the college. Pugh is a certified member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches’ Association. He also holds the Club Coach certification through USA Weightlifting. He is a Level-I certified CrossFit trainer and conducts personal training classes open to the public using the CrossFit methods. Chip and his wife, the former Nicole Carey, were married July 29, 2000. They live in Cookeville, where they are active in sprint triathlons and CrossFit. The couple welcomed their first daughter, Rory Love Pugh, in October of 2010. Their family grew to four on June 12, 2012, with the arrival of their second daughter, Reagan Mercy Pugh.

Tennessee Tech’s strength and conditioning program features:

u Strength and conditioning coaches u A wide variety of workout stations at the new Athletic Performance Center u A comprehensive obstacle course u Nutrition analysis u Complete conditioning regimen

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ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE Development of Core Strength Imagine the body is a 3-link chain with the head and arms being one link, the torso/trunk being the second link and the legs being the third link. If the core link (trunk/torso) is weak or inflexible, there is little chance of maximizing potential because all body movement stems from the core. Train using ground-based, multi-joint lifting versus machine lifting Most athletes participate in stand up power sports using many muscle groups at once. The emphasis of training should be on total body athleticism and flexibility rather than having body weight supported by a machine and forcing isolation of just one muscle group. By incorporating ground-based lifts and exercises that focus on the total body, the athlete becomes more prepared to use their whole body in sport skills.

By taking advantage of expert instruction, Golden Eagle student-athletes are afforded every opportunity to maximize their athletic potential

Assistant Strength Coaches

Train for Power (which results in increased speed) Power = (Mass Moved x Distance)/time. The less time it takes to move a mass a certain distance, the higher the output. As seen in the above formula, an increase in speed of movements results in an increase in power.

Dan Bailey

Jen Hoffman

Mike Hewitt

Scott Schweitzer

Train Athleticism Many factors are included in athleticism: strength, power, speed, agility, flexibility, coordination, fitness level and mental toughness are just a few. It is the goal to maximize an athlete’s overall athleticism. Train as a Team When teams train together, it provides another opportunity to develop chemistry, teamwork, leadership skills and a competitive environment. Within this competitive environment, teams can work on mental toughness, attacking the weights and maintaining a positive attitude. By enabling athletes to work on these things as a team, it helps to promote a stronger sense of unity, therefore making it harder to “fold” under pressure. Make workouts short and intense There are many philosophies on how to get athletes stronger, faster and more flexible. But, when combined, these philosophies have the same three underlying principles: a) The workouts should be highly organized b) The workouts should be short in duration c) The workouts should be extremely intense The following are recommendations for athletes concerning days and times of strength trainig (including warmups): * In-season: 3 days / week; 30-40 minutes/workout * Post-season: 3-4 days / week; 45-60 minutes/workout * Pre-season: 4 days / week; 50-60 minutes/workout

Golden Eagle Strength All-Americans under Chip Pugh Awarded by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Katie Sutherland, Softball Amadi McKenzie, Men’s Basketball Allison Price, Women’s Basketball John Jackson, Football Blair Bowens, Women’s Basketball Kelechi Odu, Football Kaleigh Gates, Softball Elijah Muhammad, Basketb