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2009 Season Schedule Date Opponent 09/5 Alabama A&M

Location Time Nashville, Tenn. 6:00 p.m.

(John Merritt Classic)

09/12 Jackson State

Memphis, Tenn.

6:00 p.m.

(Southern Heritage Classic)

09/19 Southern 09/26 Florida A&M

Baton Rouge, La. 6:00 p.m. Atlanta, Ga. 2:30 p.m.

(Atlanta Classic)

10/3

*Southeast Missouri St. Nashville, Tenn. 6:00 p.m. (Kid’s Day)

10/10 10/17

*Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky. 5:00 p.m. *Murray State Nashville, Tenn. 6:00 p.m. (Biker’s Classic)

10/31 11/07

*Tennessee Tech Cookeville, Tenn. 1:30 p.m. *Tennessee Martin Nashville, Tenn. 5:00 p.m. (Homecoming)

11/14 11/19

*Austin Peay State Clarksville, Tenn. 4:00 p.m. *Eastern Illinois Charleston, Ill. 5:30 p.m. * - OVC Game - All times are central - All times, locations and dates are subject to change

CONTENTS

General Information

Table of Contents ............................................ 1 Quick Facts ...................................................... 2 Media Information ......................................... 3 Website/Media Outlets .................................. 4 On the Air ......................................................... 5 Tennessee State University .......................... 6 President Dr. Melvin N. Johnson ................. .................10 10 Athletic Director Teresa Phillips ................. 11

2009 Season

Outlook ............................................................ 12

Coaches and Staff

James Webster/Head Coach Coach.................. ..................18-19 18-19 Rod Reed/Defensive Coordinator ............. .............20 20 Fred Kaiss/Offensive Coordinator ............. 21 Shannon Harris/Quarterbacks .................. 22 Tony Pierce/Running Backs ....................... 22 Osita Alaribe/Defensive Line ..................... 23 Anthony Blevins/Cornerbacks ................... 23 Orlando Mitjans/Safeties............................ 24 Cedric Williams/Offensive Line ................. 24 Curtis Fyre/Tight Ends ................................ ................................25 25 Reno Thompson/Graduate Assistant ........ ........25 25 Kevin Jurenko/Equipment Manager .......... ..........26 26 Chuck Losey/ Strength & Conditioning .... 26 Monroe Abram/Sports Medicine ............... 27 Patrice Elder/Sports Medicine .................. 27 Support Staff ................................................ ................................................28 28

Meet the Tigers

Seniors .................................................... 30-33 Juniors ..................................................... .....................................................34-40 34-40 Sophomores ............................................. .............................................40-41 40-41 Freshmen ................................................. 42-43 Newcomers .............................................. 43-47 Team Photo .............................................. ..............................................48-49 48-49 Numerical/Alphabetical Numerical/ Alphabetical Roster ......... 50-53 Ohio Valley Conference ......................... .........................54-56 54-56 2009 Opponents ..................................... .....................................57-63 57-63 Series Records ............................................. 64 2008 Season Review ............................ 65-86

Records

CREDITS The 2009 Tennessee State University Football Media Guide was prepared by the Office of Athletic Media Relations - Wallace T. Dooley, Jr., Director. Layout and design by Zena Lewis, with editorial assistance by Yvon Morris and the Tennessee State University Office of Public Relations and Marketing. Photographs by Sam Jordan, Nathaniel Perry, Don McPeak, John Cross and the Tennessee State University Athletic Archives. Cover design by Zena Lewis. All rights reserved. Printing by MultiAd Printing Solutions Company - Peoria, Ill. Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents Institution and is an affirmative action institution committed to educating a non-racially identifiable student-body. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons who need assistance with this material may contact TSU’s Athletic Media Relations Office.

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TSU in the Pros ....................................... .......................................87-93 87-93 All-Time Letterwinners .......................... ..........................94-99 94-99 TSU All Americans / Classics Classics............. ............. 101-103 Records ................................................... ...................................................104-114 104-114 Year-by-Year Results .......................... 115-133

Tiger Paws

Legendary Coaches / Championships ......... 134-143 LP Field ................................................... ...................................................144-145 144-145 Hale Stadium ......................................... .........................................146-147 146-147 Aristocrat of Bands/The Sophisticated Ladies ....... 156-158 Homecoming Results .................................. ..................................159 159 Nashville, Tenn. ............................................ ............................................160 160 Athletic Staff ................................................. .................................................161 161

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Quick Facts GENERAL

FOOTBALL STAFF

Head Coach: .......................................................................James Webster, Jr. Alma Mater/Yr: ...............................................................North Carolina/1972 Career Record (Yrs): ...............................................................21-24 (4 years) Record at TSU (Yrs): ................................................................21-24 (4 years) Football Office Phone: .............................................................(615) 963-7572 Football Office Fax: ...................................................................(615) 963-1360 Offensive Coordinators/WRs: ..........................................................Fred Kais Defensive Coordinator/LBs: ....................................................Roderick Reed Quarter Backs: ..........................................................................Shannon Harris Offensive Line: ...........................................................................Cedric Williams Running Backs: .................................................................................Tony Pierce Tight Ends: ..........................................................................................Curtis Frye Defenisve Line: ...............................................................................Osita Alaribe Defensive Backs (Corners): ..................................................Anthony Blevins KEY ADMINISTRATORS President: ....................................................Dr. Melvin N. Johnson Defensive Backs (Safeties): ...........................................Orlando Mitjans, Jr. Graduate Assistant: ................................................................ Reno Thompson Alma Mater: .....................................................North Carolina A&T Speed, Strength & Conditioning: ................................................Chuck Losey Athletic Director:.................................................Teresa L. Phillips Equipment Manager: ...................................................................Kevin Jurenko Alma Mater: ......................................................................Vanderbilt Head Trainer: ..............................................................................Monroe Abram Athletics Phone: .....................................................(615) 963-1545 Associate Head Trainer: ..............................................................Patrice Elder

Name of School: ..............................Tennessee State University City/Zip: .....................................................Nashville, Tenn. 37209 Founded: ........................................................................................1912 Enrollment: ..................................................................................9,011 Nickname: .................................................................................Tigers School Colors: ..............................Royal (Reflex) Blue and White Stadium: .................................................................................LP Field Capacity: .................................................................................67,800 Surface: ......................................................................Natural Grass Affiliation: ....................................................NCAA, Division I (FCS) Conference:..........................................................Ohio Valley (OVC)

Athletics Fax: ...........................................................(615) 963-5911 Assoc. AD/SWA: ...................................................Valencia Jordan Asst. AD/Compliance: .................................Jennifer Bell-James Asst. AD/Academics: ..................................Dr. Johnnie C. Smith Director, Athletics Operations:...................................Carl Pillow Faculty Athletic Representative: ....................Dr. Jesse James

TEAM INFORMATION

2008 Overall Record: ....................................................................................8-4 OVC Record (finish): ............................................................................5-3 (4th) Basic Offense: ......................................................................Spread/Pro-Style Basic Defense: .................................................................................................4-3 Letterwinners Returning: ...............................................................................42 ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS Letterwinners Lost: ..........................................................................................23 Football Contact: ............................................Wallace Dooley, Jr. Starters Returning: ...........................................................................................13 - Defense - 8 - Special Teams - 1 Dooley Email: .................................................tygerprman@att.net - Offense - 4 Starters Lost: .....................................................................................................12 Dooley Desk: ..........................................................(615) 963-5674 - Offense - 7 - Defense - 3 - Special Teams - 2

Dooley Mobile: .......................................................(615) 566-5026 AMR Email: ..........................................tnstsportsinfo@gmail.com 2008 RESULTS 08/30 Alabama A&M AMR Fax:..................................................................(615) 866-0086 09/6 Southern (John Merritt Classic) LP Field Press Box: ..............................................(615) 565-4450

MARKETING/TICKETS

Marketing/Broadcast Contact: .........................Barry Gresham Email:..........................................................bgresham@tnstate.edu Office Phone: .........................................................(615) 963-2531 Office Fax: .............................................................(615) 963-2544 Mobile Phone:.........................................................(615) 533-6384 Ticket Manager: ..............................................Taneisha Alexander Email:.........................................................talexander@tnstate.edu Ticket Office Phone: .............................................(615) 963-5907 Ticket Office Fax: ...................................................(615) 963-7515 2

09/13 Jackson State

Normal, Ala. W 34-13 Nashville, Tenn. W 34-32

Memphis, Tenn.

W 41-18

(Southern Heritage Classic)

09/20 *Eastern Kentucky 09/27 Florida A&M

Nashville, Tenn. W 34-20 Atlanta, Ga. L 28-21

(Atlanta Classic)

10/04 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22

*Tennessee Martin Martin, Tenn. *Austin Peay State Nashville, Tenn. *Southeast Missouri State Cape Girardeau, Mo. *Tennessee Tech Nashville, Tenn. (Homecoming) *Eastern Illinois Nashville, Tenn. *Jacksonville State Jacksonville, Ala. *Murray State Murray, Ky.

* - OVC Game - All times are central - All times, locations and dates are subject to change

W 30-27 OT W 37-34 L 27-20 OT W 41-14 W 45-24 L 26-21 L 24-17


Covering the Tigers Interviews In

W possible, interview requests for Head Coach James Webster and When Tiger players should be directed through the Athletic Media Relations Tig Office. On game day, Coach Webster and selected Tigers will be availOf able following the NCAA “cooling off” period. ab

RRadio

Ea team’s visiting radio station will have a courtesy line provided. Each The visiting radio booth will be the first auxiliary radio booth located in Th the broadcasting area of the press box. th Te Tennessee State will broadcast all Tiger football games on the TSU Big Blue Sports Network. The network consists of Nashville’s WVOL, All requests for working media at home games in LP Field should be serving as the flagship station, WMRB (910 AM) and WOJG (94.7 FM). directed to Tennessee State University Athletic Media Relations on Broadcasts may be heard on the world-wide web at www.TSUTigers. outlet letterhead or via facsimile by Wednesday of game week. No recom. Selected games may be webcast on www.OVCSports.TV. quests will be honored after Thursday of game week. Credentials will be screened to help ensure a working press box. Unless prior pick-up arrangements are made, credentials can be picked up two hours prior Team Video to kickoff at the media entrance adjacent to Gate 6. Credentials WILL An area is provided for visiting teams to video the contest for coach’s film. Each member of the video team must be credentialed. Contact the NOT be mailed. Athletic Media Relations staff for information.

TSU Media Policies

Sideline and photo passes will be issued to working photographers from the respective teams’ outlets. In accordance to NCAA rules, photographers must stay out of the bench areas of the teams. The appropriate parking pass will be required to all stadium lots on game day. Television trucks that provide satellite or uplink functions will be located in Lot M near Gate 6. The media entrance is Gate 6. Parking passes are not left at Will-Call. Credentials for “Classic” games must be made at least two weeks prior to the contest and are not guaranteed . Tennessee State University is the visiting team for both out-of-town “Classic” contests this year and must make its requests to the organizers.

The Press Box

The Tigers home press box in LP Field is a state-of-the-art NFL facility. Wireless internet is available throughout the press box. Ample “pool” phones are available for members of the media. For a private line, contact LP Field at (615) 565-4441. The Athletic Media Relations Staff will provide game programs, game notes, and flip cards prior to the game. Statistical information will be available after each quarter, at halftime and a complete game book following the game. A light meal is provided for working media members, beginning one-hour prior to the game and soft drinks are available throughout the game.

TSU Athletic Media Relations Wallace Dooley, Jr. Director

Phone ....................................615-963-5674 E-mail.......................wdooley@tnstate.edu - Football, Men’s Basketball, M&W Tennis

Zena Lewis Assistant Director

Phone .......................................615-963-5922 E-mail..............................zlewis@tnstate.edu - M&W Track, M&W Cross Country Grahic Design, Publications, Web Content

Zekeya Anderson Assistant Coordinator

Phone .....................................615-963-1867 E-mail...............zanderson01@tnstate.edu - Volleyball, Women’s Basketball, Softball, M&W Golf

Yvon Morris Staff Assistant

Phone ..................................615-963-5894 E-Mail ....................... yvon.tsu@gmail.com -Research and Archives Coordinator

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Website / Media Outlets

TSUTigers.com The Tennessee State University Athletics Department website, www.TSUTigers.com, is the “number one” extreme destination for Tiger athletic news, schedules, and scores. From the site, fans and media can access game notes, previews, rosters, feature stories and Tiger Athletes of the Week. One popular addition to the website is video streaming - linked through OVCsports.tv. TSU fans from across the globe can view and cheer on the Tigers from their own personal computers. Information on all 13 teams in the TSU athletics program can be found at www.TSUTigers.com. Everything from news releases, player and coach biographies, historical data, media guides, game results and team statistics can be found on the website.

Media List Print Media The Tennessean

Nashville Pride

The City Paper

The Tennessee Tribune

1100 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 259-8010 Fax: (615) 259-8826

P.O. Box 158434 Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 383-2229 Fax: (615) 298-2780

1818 Morena Street Nashville, TN 37208 (615) 321-9551 Fax: (615) 321-0409

The Meter

Tri-State Defender

TSU P.O. Box 146 Nashville, TN 37209 (615) 963-5652 Fax: (615) 963-5051

124 E. Calhoun Memphis, TN 38103 (901) 523-1818 Fax: (901) 523-1820

The Commercial Appeal

The Daily Herald

495 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38101 (901) 529-2345 Fax: (901) 529-2362

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941 44th Avenue N. Nashville, TN 37209 (615) 292-9150 Fax: (615) 292-9056

1115 South Main St. P.O. Box 1425 Columbia, TN 38402 931-215-4751

Wire Service Associated Press 215 Centerview Dr. Suite 215 Brentwood, TN 37207 (615) 373-9988 Fax: (615) 376-0947

Radio WVOL (1470 AM) Flagship Station

1320 Brick Church Pike Nashville, TN 37207 (615) 227-1470

WMRB (910 AM)

1014 South Garden St. Columbia, TN 38401 (931) 381-7100

WOJG (94.7 FM)

123 W. Market Street Bolivar, TN 38008 (731) 658-7689

The Fan (106.7 FM) 107 Music Center Suite 203 Nashville, TN 37214 (615) 885-9986

WTVF Channel 5 (CBS)

474 James Robertson Pkwy Nashville, TN 37219 (615) 248-5285 Fax: (615) 244-9883

The Zone (104.5 FM) WZTV Channel 17 (FOX) 506 2nd Ave. Nashville, TN 37210 (615) 727-7000

Televison WKRN Channel 2 (ABC) 441 Murfreesboro Road Nashville, TN 37210 (615) 369-7240 Fax: (615) 248-7239

WSMV Channel 4 (NBC) 5700 Knob Hill Road Nashville, TN 37209 (615) 353-2231 Fax: (615) 353-2343

631 Mainstream Drive Nashville, TN 37208 (615) 369-5561 Fax: (615) 369-3299


Tigers on the Air

Tiger Radio Nashville, Tenn.

Columbia, Tenn.

Jackson, Tenn.

All Tiger football games will be broadcast on the Big Blue Sports Network with Nashville radio station, WVOL 1470 AM, serving as the flagship of the network. Affiliates include WMRB 910 AM in Columbia and WOJG 94.7 FM Bolivar/Jackson. Broadcast coverage begins 30 minutes before the game with the “Countdown to Kickoff Show.� All of the broadcasts are available on the Internet at TSUTigers.com.

Tiger Vision

TSU Fans can catch replays of press conferences, radio interviews, and Inside TSU Football with Tiger Vision located on the front page of TSUTigers.com.

Tigers on TV

Date

Opponent

Location

09/12 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Southern Heritage Classic) 09/26 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Classic) 11/19 *Eastern Illinois Charleston, Ill. * - OVC Game All Times are Central

Time

Network

6:00 p.m.

Fox Sports South

3:00 p.m.

Versus

5:30 p.m.

ESPNU

Watch the Tigers from your desktop computer or laptop

Barry Gresham (r), TSU Associate Athletic DDirector for f BBroadcasting d andd SSales, l returns for his fifth season as the play-by-play voice of Big Blue football. Albert Dawson (l) returns for his 19th season as analyst and statistician.

Tiger Talk (radio) airs every Tuesday night at 6:00 p.m.. The live call-in show can be heard on WVOL, WMRB and WOJG. The show is also available on the internet at TSUTigers.com.

OVCSports.TV

John Merritt Classic and all OVC games will be available by subscription at OVCSports.TV 2009 Tennessee State University Football F Media Guide

I id TSU FFootball Inside tb ll with ith CCoachh JJames W Webster bt on Comcast Cable. The show can be seen in 12 states and 5.9 million homes on Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) on Thursdays at 2 p.m.

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This is Tennessee State University Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University has grown dramatically from a small college to two campuses: the 500-acre main campus and the downtown Avon Williams campus which is located in the heart of Nashville near the State capitol. The diverse student population of more than 8,000 represents 46 states and 45 countries. TSU has been listed for 11 consecutive years in the U.S. News & World Report “Guide to America’s Best Colleges.” Tennessee State University is a comprehensive, urban, coeducational land-grant university offering 45 bachelor degrees and 24 master’s degrees. Doctoral programs include biological sciences, psychology, public administration, computer information systems engineering, administration and supervision, and curriculum and instruction. When you think about Tennessee State University, many things come to mind – a rich heritage and legacy in athletics, academics, entertainment, research and service. Tennessee State University has long been a rising star among universities across the country. It is designated as one of the best public historically black colleges and universities in the nation, and it’s not by accident. Tennessee State University is among the few historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) with a chapter of Phi Eta Sigma, the oldest and largest freshman honor society in the United States and a Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, the most prestigious honor society comprising all academic disciplines. A great deal of focus has been given to improving the academic environment – strengthening our research reputation, attracting and retaining the best and brightest students, encouraging service-focused programs, engaging and supporting expert faculty in diverse fields, building on our student-centered philosophy and holding steadfast to our motto of “Think. Work. Serve.” Currently, we are improving customer service and setting new standards of excellence in higher education. But with all the many examples of past accomplishments we can share, we are looking toward an even brighter future.

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Campus Life Today, Tennessee State University’s student enrollment is more than 8,000. There are more than 400 faculty and more than 1,200 staff who are part of the university’s team. Additionally, the university’s rich strength in embracing diversity is evident with 46 countries and 45 states representative of the student body. The beauty and accessibility of the university’s main campus is a plus with now 65 buildings on more than 450 acres. Complimenting the main campus is a newly renovated downtown campus that features a simulated stock-trading center, a student computer laboratory and continuing education, distance learning and multimedia services. The university is arming students with the intellectual resources to compete in a global environment. In support of that, important partnerships have been established with leading global companies such as Boeing, Raytheon, Dell, IBM and others, in which both funding and service-learning opportunities are currently active.

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Campus Life Floyd - Payne Administrative Building

Peforming Arts Center

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Kean Hall


Avon Williams Campus

The Avon Williams Campus is located downtown, near the center of the Nashville business and government district. Avon Nyanza Williams, Jr, a leading African American lawyer in Tennessee and state senator, represented the plaintiffs in Geier v. Blanton 1972.

In 1972, the federal judge, Frank T. Gray, Jr., allowed Sterling Adams and Raymond Richardson (two black professors of mathematics at TSU) and nearly 100 other black citizens from across Tennessee to enter the Geier case as plaintiffs. They formed Tennesseans for Justice in Higher Education. Their complaint centered on the issue that the presence in Nashville of two state supported universities, Tennessee State University a historically black institution and predominately white University of Tennessee at Nashville, perpetuated a state of segregation in higher education in Nashville.

In February 1977, Judge Gray ordered the merger of both institutions under the governance of Tennessee State University. This was the first time that a court in a higher education desegregation suite had ordered a historically black college to take over a predominately white one.

In 1979 the University of Tennessee at Nashville merged with Tennessee State University, creating and enlarged institution with two campuses and increased enrollment. The original TSU campus, located in North Nashville is designated as the Main Campus and the former UT-N campus was renamed in honor of Avon Williams, Jr. (Above) TSU President Melvin Johnson and Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen cut the ribbon at the Avon Williams Campus Renovation Opening Ceremony.

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Administration

DR. MELVIN N. JOHNSON President Tennessee State University

for Education Management (IEM), Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE), and The Harvard Seminar for New Presidents (NPS) at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge. Dr. Melvin N. Johnson began his tenure as the seventh president of Tennessee State University on June 1, 2005. Johnson served as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs and as a tenured professor of economics at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU).

Johnson received the “Lifelong Excellence and Leadership in Higher Education” award from the Northeast Business and Economics Association at Yeshiva University (N.Y.); The Leadership Award in Education from the Trumpet Awards Foundation (2007); The Leadership Award from Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc (Tau Lambda, 2006) and was commissioned by the Kentucky Legislature as a Kentucky Colonel.

Johnson has been a Kellogg Leadership Fellow (National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education), Senior Fellow of Future Focus 2020 (Babcock Graduate School of Management, Wake Forest University), a Millennium Leadership Institute Protégé (American Association of State Colleges and Universities), Nissan Fellow (UCLA), and an American Banking Association Ayres Fellow (Stonier Graduate School He has been recently selected as one of of Banking, University of Delaware). Nashville’s “Top 50 Business and Community Leaders.”

Prior to his appointment at WSSU, Johnson served in senior academic roles at North Carolina A&T State University. Additionally, he was a lecturer on business and economic policy for the University of Maryland, European Division, in Germany. He completed the New President’s Academy (AASCU) and completed the He taught at the U.S. Air Force Academy Executive Leadership Summit and completed a distinguished military (Hampton University). career as a lieutenant colonel. He has also completed Leadership He received his undergraduate degree Nashville (2005-06), Leadership Winin economics from North Carolina A&T ston-Salem and the Triad Leadership State University and earned the Master Network. Aside from his fellowships, his of Arts in Economics from Ball State honors include The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key Honor Society; University. Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, EducaHe received his M.B.A. and D.B.A. in busi- tion; Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Sociness economics and public policy from ety; Beta Gamma Sigma International Indiana University. He has pursued Honor Society, Business and Managepostdoctoral studies at the Institute ment; Omicron Delta Epsilon, Inter10

national Honor Society in Economics; Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and Outstanding Young Men of America.


Administration

TERESA PHILLIPS Director of Athletics Tennessee State University

Teresa Lawrence-Phillips became head of the Tennessee State University athletics department in April of 2002. As director, the athletic department has made tremendous strides on the playing field, campus, community and classroom. Some accomplishments under the Phillips’ administration include the launching of the first official website for TSU Athletics in August of 2002, the revitalization of the Big Blue Booster Club, the recognition of Ohio Valley Conference Scholar Athletes, and conference championships in volleyball, women’s track including a PGA minority national championship in men’s golf. Phillips also has the distinction of being the first woman ever to coach an NCAA Division I men’s basketball team en route to being named one of the “101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports” by Sports Illustrated in 2003.

the program’s first-ever OVC regular season crown, the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship, and the team’s first appearance ever in the NCAA tournament. She and her staff enjoyed their most successful season in 1994–95 as the Lady Tigers (22–7, 12–4 OVC) shared the regular season title. TSU claimed its second consecutive tournament title and a trip to the NCAA tournament. She has been invited twice to serve as an assistant coach for USA Basketball (1995 and 1999) and was invited to serve as an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic Festival North Squad.

Phillips earned several honors as a three-year letter winner at Vanderbilt. She was the first recipient of the Lady Commodore Athlete of the Year honor, given to the best all-around female athlete. In addition, she received the Nashville Civitan’s Sportsmanship Award in 1979 and 1980. Community oriented, Phillips has assisted with the National Youth Sports Drug Program and has been appointed to several boards and committees which include: NCAA Basketball Rules, NCAA Championship Cabinet, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Boys’ & Girls’ Club, the Vanderbilt Alumni Advisory Board and the Nashville Sports Council Executive Board.

Prior to her stint at TSU, Phillips was head coach at Fisk University for four years. She guided the Bulldogs to WIAC League and Tournament Championships in 1987 and 1988 and was tabbed WIAC Coach of the Year twice (1987, 1988). She compiled a 68-34 overall record She has held memberships in sevShe was also named as the Second Most with the Bulldogs. eral organizations, including the Black Influential Woman in Sports in TennesCoaches Association, the Women’s Bassee by The Tennessean newspaper. She graduated from Vanderbilt Uni- ketball Coaches Association, the NCAA versity with a bachelor degree in Eco- Championship and Competition Cabinet In addition, she was named USA To- nomics before obtaining a Masters in and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. day’s National Coach of the Year in Education from TSU in 1999. Phillips, 1990 and was a three-time OVC Coach who helped recruit six All-Americans She is an inaugural member of the of the Year selection. No stranger to and seven All-State players, served as Girls’ Preparatory School Sports Hall athletic success, she was head coach an assistant coach with the Lady Com- of Fame and a 2008 inductee of the of the Lady Tigers basketball program modores (1981-1984) winning the N.I.T. Lookout Mountain Sports Hall of Fame. at TSU for 11 seasons from 1989-2000. in 1983. She lives in Nashville with her two sons, Phillips guided the 1993–94 squad to Micah and Kyle.

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2009 Season Outlook

FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW ranks HBCU top 10 recruiting classes

Tennessee State ranked #1

Fuquay-Varina, N.C. - FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW, the sports talk radio show that places major emphasis on HBCU Sports, releases its rankings of the top 10 HBCU football FCS recruiting classes for 2009. FROM THE PRESS BOX TO PRESS ROW first ranked the top classes in 2006 and 2007 but did not in 2008 and is now bringing the rankings back by popular demand.

Last season, TSU posted their best record since 2001 finishing 8-4 overall and fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference ranks with a 5-3 record. The Tigers defended home territory going 5-0 on LP Field while retaining the Sgt. York Trophy defeating all OVC teams in the state of Tennessee. However, they finished on the road 2-3, posting a 1-1 record at neutral sites while winning one-of-two games in overtime.

2. Florida A&M 3. Prarie View A&M 4. Grambling State 5. South Carolina State 6. Jackson State 7. Delaware State 8. Southern 9. Alabama State 10. North Carolina A&T

DEFENSE - For the upcoming season, high expectations will be on the Tigers’

TSU lost 13 starters which include eight offensive, three defensive, and two special team players. Notable losses from last year’s team are six offensive starters including the OVC Offensive Player of the Year, running back Javarris Williams, quarterback, The rankings are based on the evalua- Antonio Heffner, two offensive linemen in tackle Cornelius Lewis and center Cecil Newtion of the talent that was brought in and ton as well as wide receivers, Brandon Belvin and Chris Johnson. On defense, the research that FTPBTPR did, based upon Tigers lost three starters in Remond Willis, Maurice Davis (All-OVC Second Team) and school releases, recruiting boards etc.. Larry Williford, Jr. (All-OVC Second Team).

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defense. The unit returns eight starters that led the OVC in total defense (308.4 ypg). Last season, the Tigers held opponents to 3.8 yards per carry and 182 passing yards per game. The Tigers held the top spot in rushing defense and was second in the OVC when defending the pass. In addition, they picked off 14 passes, forced 11 fumbles, tallied 19 sacks with 746 tackles (74 tackles for losses) while scoring three touchdowns from turnovers. The unit returns their top two leaders in tackles, interceptions, and sacks.


2009 Season Outlook LINEBACKERS - With the loss of Remond Willis, the TSU linebackers return two

of three starters. Sophomore Rico Council returns after finishing the 2008 season with 67 tackles, four pass break-ups, four pass deflections and two forced fumbles to lead the Tigers. At the completion of the season, Council was named to the All-OVC Newcomer team. Joining Council is a well experienced group featuring Kalvin Baker and Sidney Tarver. Tarver made four starts collecting 29 tackles and Baker broke into the TSU football record books recording 18 tackles against UT Martin two seasons ago. Also providing depth at the position is Renaloski St. Fleur, Deonte Kilgore, and University of Florida transfer John Jones Jr. Jones. Jones played in 29 games for for Florida recording 28 tackles (17 solo).

In 2008, Rico Council was named to the All-OVC Newcomer Team leading TSU in tackles with 67.

DEFENSIVE BACKS - The Tiger secondary accounted for 11-of-14 interceptions last season. Three defensive backs led the team with three a piece.

In 2009, three of four starters return with two posting the team leading interceptions last season. Junior Eugene Clifford, senior Anthony Levine and junior Marquez Hall return while starting the majority of last year’s games. Clifford, a 2008 ALL-OVC Second and Newcomer Team selection, made all 12 starts and was second on the team in tackles (61) recording three interceptions returning one for a score. Hall with 11 starts tallied 38 tackles and one interception. Levine started eight games hauling in three interceptions with 34 tackles. The defensive backfield will look for Ty’Ron Johnson, Justin Bather, and Ozzie Harrell to play some key minutes. Eugene Clifford was named to the 2008 All-OVC Second and Newcomer Teams.

DEFENSIVE LINE - The front four showed great

promise last year accounting for 17 of the Tigers 19 sacks. Junior Marcus Broxie finished the 2008 season as Tigers’ sack leader with six and was named to the All-OVC Newcomer Team.

Marcus Broxie was one of the team’s sack leaders in 2008 and was named to the All-OVC Newcomer Team..

Along with Broxie, Kellen Woodard returns after ending last season with five sacks to finish number two in the category for the second straight year. Also filling the frontline with depth is Rodney Fritz, Michael Crawford and Jason Townson. All three linemen amassed 52 tackles and started a total of eight games.

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Kellen Woodard finished second on the team in sacks for a consecutive season.

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2009 Season Outlook OFFENSE - On the offensive side, the Tigers will have to reload a their backfield and wide receivers. Last season the Tigers

finished third in scoring and total offense while leading the conference in rushing for two consecutive years. Three starting linemen return as the nucleus of the Tiger attack. With multiple formations, the Tigers also return their starting fullback and tight end. Several transfers and redshirts will battle to fill the voids in the offense.

QUARTERBACKS - With the loss of Antonio Heffner, the Tigers’ quarterback job

is open. Dominic Grooms and Calvin McNairl are the only two players in the position with game experience.

Grooms started one-of-five games played in 2008 throwing 26-of-35 with three touchdowns and one interception. Grooms threw for a total of 236 yards averaging 47.2 per game. McNairl, coming off a redshirt season in 2008, started four games in 2007 going 2-2 as a starter. Throwing through the course of the season, 601 yards (37-75-5) and two scores.

Dominic Grooms is the only returning quaterback that saw action last season.

RUNNING BACKS - One of the key losses to the Tiger backfield will be the abscence

of OVC Player of the Year, Javarris Williams.

Only two running backs return with carries from last season. Dante Thomas and Preston Brown combined for 520 yards on the ground and five touchdowns. Thomas averaged 3.4 yards per carry and was second on the team in rushing yards with three scores. Brown totaled 172 yards for 4.9 yards per carry and two touchdowns. Tracy Sims returns after serving as the starting full back when the formation requires the position. Also, joining the backfield is freshman Trabis Ward. Ward was named allstate in Florida rushing for more than 5, 000 yards in his high school career. Last season, Donte’ Thomas finished as the Tigers third leading rusher.

OFFENSIVE LINE - The success of the Tigers’ offense will rest on the shoulders of an offensive line that returns three of five starters.

Dumaka Atkins, Duvall Young and Alex Davis anchors an offensive line that plowed the way for a 1, 000-yard rusher the past three seasons. Atkins was named to the All-OVC second team as a tackle and could see some action at center in 2009. Duvall Young has tallied more than 30 starts missing one start last season. Davis. last year, made all 12 starts and has been an intricate part of the offensive line’s success. Dumaka Atkins was named second team All-OVC and received the OVC Commissioner’s Medal.

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Also applying depth are transfers Darius Myers (Tennessee), Demardre Dean (Coahoma CC) and returner Charles Sparkman.


2009 Season Outlook

TIGHT ENDS - The Tigers have

scarcely used the tight end during the passing game. However, the added lineman has been successful during the running attack. Depending on the formation used, TSU has gone with the three receiver set. Javier Jackson played in nine games last year averaging 24 yards per catch.

WIDE RECEIVERS - The Tigers

Enoch Hill returns with the most game experience among the tight ends.

Last season, Preston Brown was named the team’s Sidney Crutchfield Special Teams Player of the Year.

SPECIAL TEAMS - Special teams play will have to reload the wide receiver Gershom Jordan moved to the defen- returns one component with punter Tayposition after all of last year’s start- sive side leaving Joshua Gregory at the lor Cisneros. Cisneros captured a Tiger ers. record kicking the longest punt in a game reserve. with a 62-yard punt on two occasions. Returning are receivers Javier Jackson, Chris Collins and Julian Sample. John Lopez redshirted last season and Jackson returns as the Tigers’ leadis the only kicker returning from last ing and only receiver with a recepyear’s squad. tion last season. The junior hauled in three receptions for 72 yards. Preston Brown garnered the Tigers’ Special Team Award but will see more Transferring to bolster the position action at running back in 2009. are Jeremy Broadway (Oklahoma State), Marques Wilkins (Illinois) and The Tigers added depth with the addition former Whites Creek High player Calof freshmen long snappers G.R. Pulley, vin Roberts who played the last two Hunter Howard and place kicker Robert seasons at Scottsdale Community Vipond. Enoch Hill returns as the Tigers’ most experienced College. tight end..

2009 SCHEDULE Time

Date

Opponent

Date

Opponent

Location

9/5

Alabama A&M

Nashville, Tenn. 6:00p.m.

10/17 *Murray State

9/12

Jackson State

Memphis, Tenn. 6:00p.m.

10/24 Open 10/31 *Tennessee Tech 11/07 *Tennessee Martin

(Southern Heritage Classic)

Baton Rouge, La. 6:00p.m. Atlanta, GA 2:00p.m.

(Atlanta Classic)

10/3

Time

Nashville, Tenn.

6:00p.m.

Cookville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn.

1:30p.m. 5:00p.m.

(Bikers Classic)

(John Merritt Classic)

9/19 Southern 9/26 Florida A&M

Location

*Southeast Missouri St. Nashville,Tenn.

6:00p.m.

(Kid’s Day)

10/10 *Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky.

5:00p.m.

(Homecoming, Fan Appreciation/Senior Day)

11/14 11/19

*Austin Peay State Clarksville, Tenn. 4:00p.m. *Eastern Illinois Charleston, Ill. 5:30p.m.

* - OVC Game - All times are central - All times, locations and dates are subject to change

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2009 Season Outlook OFFENSE Returning (4) * With the Pro-Style formations, the Tigers sometimes substitutes a fullback for a tight end. Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Cl.

Key Stats

Alex Smith Duvall Young Enoch Hill Dumaka Atkins

OG OG TE OT

6-2 6-0 6-5 6-4

346 296 280 302

Sr. Sr. Jr. Grad.

Started all 12 games last season, could see action at center Started all 12 games last season Most experienced player at the position Started 10-of-12 games last year, named All-OVC Second Team

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Cl.

Key Stats

Javarris Williams

RB

5-11

220

Grad.

Antonio Heffner Corneilus Lewis Chris Johnson Cecil Newton Brandon Belvin JaJuan Spillman DEFENSE

QB OT WR C WR WR

6-12 6-5 6-2 6-3 6-2 5-8

207 332 180 300 215 152

Grad. Grad. Grad. Grad. Grad.

OVC 2008 Offensive P.O.Y, drafted by Kansas City Chiefs in 7th rd. Broke TSU career rushing TD record with 42, averaged over 1, 000 yds. per season Threw 15 TDs and 2, 239 yards, led team in total offense with 2,742 yards 2008 All-OVC First Team, signed as free agent with the Indianapolis Colts Led team in receiving (779) and yards per catch (17.7) 2008 All-OVC First Team, signed as free agent with the Jacksonville Jaguars Second in scoring with nine TDs, tallied 44 receptions last year Five TDs last year and named to OVC Newcomer Team

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Cl.

Key Stats

Rico Council Marcus Broxie Eugene Clifford Kellen Woodard Sidney Tarver Marquez Hall Jason Towson Anthony Levine

LB DE DB DE LB DB DT DB

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

254 245 195 225 230 170 300 195

Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

Named to All-OVC Newcomer Team, led team in tackles with 67 Named to All-OVC Newcomer Team, led TSU in sacks with six Named All-OVC Second and Newcomer Team had three INTs, two TDs, 61 tackles Started nine games and was second on team with five sacks Made four starts late in the season Made 11-of-12 starts last year finishing with 38 tackles Stepped up late last season making five starts Made 8-of-12 starts with three INTs and 34 tackles last year

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Cl.

Key Stats

Remond Willis Larry Williford, Jr. Maurice Davis

LB DB DT

6-2 6-2 6-3

256 195 245

Grad. Grad. Grad.

Defensive captain, recorded 55 tackles last year Named All-OVC Second Team, had three INTs last year Named All-OVC Second Team and led team with tackles for losses (11.5)

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Cl.

Key Stats

Taylor Cisneros

P

5-10

196

Jr.

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Cl.

Key Stats

Eric Benson Reginald Moore JaJuan Spillman

K 6-0 LS 5-9 KR/PR 5-8

199 196 152

Grad. Grad.

14-of-19 field goals including several career game winners Made all 12 starts last season and held position for three years Had 28 kick returns for 697 total yards (24.9), one TD, All-OVC Newcomer

Lost (7)

Returning (8)

Lost (3)

SPECIAL TEAMS Returning (1) Lost (3)

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

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Returning Starters 0 0 0 1 3 4 3 2 0 1 0

Players Returning 4 6 6 2 9 14 9 7 1 1 0

Punted for 1, 492 yards with three going 50-plus and 11 landing inside the 20

Captured TSU’s longest punt in a game with 62-yard punt.

Starters Lost 1 1 3 0 3 0 1 1 1 0 1

Newcomers 1 2 5 1 11 2 5 4 1 0 2

Position Total 5 8 11 3 19 16 14 11 2 1 2


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Coaches and Staff

Head Coach Records Tennessee State University 21-24 Football Classics 5-7 Ohio Valley Conference 15-14 2007 Sgt. York Trophy 2008 Sgt. York Trophy Non-Conference 5-9 HBCU 6-9 OVERTIME 4-2 COACHING CAREER North Carolina Defensive Coach 2001-04 Eastern Carolina Outside Linebackers Coach 1999-2000 Dartmouth Linebackers Coach 1993-95 Wake Forest Defensive Ends 1988-93 Northwestern Defensive Backs 1982-84 Colorado 1978-81 Kansas 1975-78 Florida 1974-75 North Carolina 1973-74 18

James Webster, Jr. James Webster enters his fifth season as head football coach at Tennessee State University. He brings with him more than 30 years of football coaching experience to the Big Blue. Webster registered his first win as a head coach at the Southern Heritage Classic, as the Tigers defeated Jackson State 20-14 in overtime. His first OVC win came in a 31-20 victory at Tennessee Tech on October 15, 2005. Prior to his career at TSU, he served four seasons on the coaching staff at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina. Webster was the assistant head coach and special teams coordinator at UNC. Before his promotions, he previously coached the team’s defensive ends. Webster began his college football career as a player at North Carolina in 1968. He started at linebacker for three consecutive seasons. Webster was a standout defensive player for the UNC Tar Heels, and was named Most Valuable Defensive Player in the 1971 Gator Bowl. The following year, he received the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award and the Frank Porter Graham Award as one of the top 12 seniors at UNC. He graduated from UNC in 1972, with a bachelor’s degree in education. Webster began his coaching career in 1973 working with the junior varsity program at North Carolina. Webster also coached linebackers at Dartmouth (1993-95), defensive ends at Wake Forest


Coaches and Staff (1988-93), and defensive backs at Northwestern (1982-84). He also served on the coaching staff at Florida (1974-75), Kansas (1975-78) and Colorado (1978-81). In addition, Webster worked with professional football teams earning a minority coaching fellowship with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1995 and the St. Louis Rams in 1999. Before returning to UNC, Webster spent six seasons on the coaching staff at East Carolina. He served as outside linebacker coach from 1995-1998, and was in charge of the defensive line from 1999-2000. Webster was promoted to assistant head coach of the Pirates in 1998. In his return to Chapel Hill, Webster had an immediate impact on the defense. Carolina led the ACC and was ranked 15th in the nation in total defense (2001). Under Webster’s guidance, defensive end Julius Peppers won both the 2001 Lombardi and Bednarik Awards, becoming the first Tar Heel ever to win a major college football award. Peppers became just the second Carolina player to earn consensus All-America honors. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers as the number two overall pick in the 2002 NFL draft. Coach Webster and his wife, former Cornelia Matthews, have one son, Kali James, and two grandsons, Tajae and Xavier.

James Webster, Jr. File • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Became head coach at Tennessee State University in 2004 First win against Jackson State, 20-14 OT First OVC win against Tennessee Tech, 31-20, October 15, 2005 Posted best record as TSU head coach in 2008, 8-4 overall Best Ohio Valley Conference season record, 5-2, in 2006 Registered undefeated home record in 2008, 5-0 Captured the OVC Sgt. York Trophy in it’s first seasons of existence, 2007 and 2008 1-3 record in the John Merritt Classic First John Merritt Classic win against Southern University, 34-32 (2008) 4-0 record in the Southern Heritage Classic First Southern Heritage win against Jackson State, 20-14 OT (2005) 0-4 record in the Atlanta Classic 0-1 record in Circle City Classic Played collegiately for the University of North Carolina starting at linebacker for three seasons Named Defensive MVP in the 27th Annual Gator Bowl in 1971, Georgia 7, UNC 3 7-3 record vs. schools in the state of Tennessee 10-8 record at Home 5-11 record Away 4-5 record at Neutral Sites

•vs. Alabama A&M - 1-3 •vs. Austin Peay State - 2-0 •vs. Eastern Illinois - 1-3 •vs. Eastern Kentucky - 1-3 •vs. Florida A&M - 0-4 •vs. Jackson State - 4-0 •vs. Jacksonville State - 1-2 •vs. Murray State - 2-1

•vs. North Carolina A&T - 0-1 •vs. Samford - 2-1 •vs. Southeast Missouri State - 1-2 •vs. Southern - 1-1 •vs. Tennessee Tech - 4-0 •vs. UT Martin - 1-2 •vs. Vanderbilt - 0-1 left to right - Coach Webster, Xavier (grandson), Cornelia (wife),

Kali (son), Tajae (grandson).

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Coaches and Staff

Rod Reed - ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH / DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR / LINEBACKERS

COACHING CAREER EAST TEXAS BAPTIST Defensive Coordinator 2000-03 SEABREEZE HS Defensive Coordinator 1996-2000 BETHUNE-COOKMAN Linebackers 1992-96 PRARIE VIEW A&M Linebackers 1991

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Rod Reed began coaching at TSU in 2003 and season record for tackles with 197. He helped serves as the defensive coordinator and line- lead the Tigers to the second round of the backers coach. 1986 Division I-AA playoffs and was selected as Defensive MVP in 1987 and 1988. At the conclusion of the season in which Reed returned to the sideline, the Tigers led Following completion of his bachelor’s dethe OVC in total defense for the first time in gree, Reed entered the coaching professchool history. sion. He held positions at Prairie View A&M, Bethune-Cookman University (formerly BetThe defense accomplished the same feat in hune-Cookman College), and Seabreeze High 2008 finishing at the top of the OVC in total School in Daytona Beach, Fla. defense. He has coached a total of five first-team A keen recruiter, Reed is responsible for all-conference linebackers and a pair of Allbringing several notable key players into the Americans. TSU program. A veteran of the collegiate coaching ranks, Reed is noted for recruiting Javarris Wil- Reed previously coached at East Texas Bapliams (2009 seven-round draft pick, Kansas tist College in his hometown of Marshall. City Chiefs), Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (2008 first-round draft pick, Arizona Cardi- He served as defensive coordinator for East nals), Shaun Richardson, Lamar Divens (Bal- Texas Baptist, which launched its football timore Ravens, 2008) and Corneilus Lewis. program during the 2000 season. He has also coached All-America and pro- The 2002 Texas Baptist defense ranked secfessional player, Jamar ond in their conference in scoring defense Landrum (Jacksonville and third in rushing defense. Jaguars). Reed is the son of Robert Reed, Jr., an AllReed was a four-year America offensive guard for the Tigers in letter winner for the 1963 and 1964 who later played professionTSU Tigers from 1984 - ally for the Washington Redskins. 1988. He capped off his career by being named Reed is the university’s Fellowship of ChrisSheridan All-America tian Athletes represenatative and in 2009 he his senior season. participated in the NCAA Football Coaches Academy. He set the Tiger record for career tackles from He and his wife, Tamika, are the parents of his linebacker slot and four children, Terry, Takara, Briah, and Marin 1987, he set the single cel.


Fred Kaiss - OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR / WIDE RECEIVERS

Coaches and Staff

Fred Kaiss rejoined the TSU coaching staff in 2006 as the offensive coordinator for Tigers Football. In 2009, his duties will include serving as the wide receivers’ coach.

COACHING OACHING CAREER HAMPTON Offensive Coordinator /Special Teams Coordinator 2001-06 TENNESSEE STATE Special Teams Coordinator /Wide Receivers Coach 1997-2000 SOUTHERN Special Teams Coordinator /Running Backs Coach 1993-96 MORGAN STATE Offensive Coordinator /Quarterback Coach /Wide Receivers Coach 1992-93 SOUTHWESTERN HS Head Coach 1990-92

In his first stint at TSU, he served as special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach from 1997 to 1999. During the short tenure, the Tigers led the OVC in passing all three seasons. In 1998, the TSU offense was third in the nation in scoring with 39.1 points per game and fourth in total offense with 468 yards per game. During the final two years of his previous stint at TSU, the Tigers compiled a record of 20-3, winning back to back Ohio Valley Conference Championships in 1998 and 1999, where they finished the regular season as the number one team in the NCAA Division 1-AA with a perfect 11-0 regular season record. Kaiss spent five seasons, 2001 to 2006, at Hampton University where he guided the Pirates offense to top 25 rankings in scoring all five seasons. In 2004, Hampton finished second in the nation scoring 43.6 points per game. Operating a well balanced offensive scheme, Kaiss also helped the Pirates produce two 1,000-yard rushers for the first time in school history in 2004 and then again in 2005. Kaiss’ kickoff return units led the nation with a better than 30-yard average, with All-American Jerome Mathis who set a I-AA record with five returns for touchdowns. Hampton also finished third in the country in punt return average in 2004 after finishing atop that category in 2002.

coach at Morgan State University. In 1993, he served as the running backs coach, recruiting coordinator and special teams coordinator at Southern University. While at Southern, Kaiss and the Jaguars became the Black College National Champions, Heritage Bowl Champions and SWAC Champions in 1993 and 1995. His coaching career began at Brooklyn High School in Brooklyn Park, Md in 1984, before moving in 1998 to Andover High School in Linthicum, Md. In 1990, Kaiss became head coach at Southwestern High School in Baltimore, Md. Prior to his arrival, Southwestern was winless in three years. In his first season, Kaiss led his team to a 5-4 record, followed by a 7-3 performance a year later.

A Baltimore, Md. native, Kaiss received his S.P.C. in trades and industry education from Maryland and a master’s degree in health and physical education from LaSalle University in Mandeville, LA. Kaiss is married to the former Dorthey Hensler and has two children: Alicea In 1992, Kaiss served as the offensive coor- and Jonathan. dinator, quarterback coach and receivers

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Shannon Harris - QUARTERBACKS

Sh Shannon Harris joined the staff in 2003, serving as wide receivers coach in 2006. se In 2009, Harris duties shifted becoming the quarterbacks coach heading the developqu ment of all players in the position. m COACHING CAREER TENNESSEE STATE Quarterback Coach Wide Receivers 2003-Present

As a former TSU quarterback, Harris had an outstanding season for the Tigers in 2001, setting a new Tiger standard for total offense in a season with 3,137 offensive yards. The Wiggins, Miss., native played two seasistant coach. He also played the 2003 seasons at Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College son with the Shreveport Battle Wings of the where he was selected to the All-Mississippi Arena Football League II. South team and played in the Mississippi Junior College All-Star game. Shannon received his degree in criminal justice from TSU in 2004. He has one son, After his playing career at TSU concluded, he Payton Harris. remained with the program as a student as-

Tony Pierce - RUNNING BACKS / SPECIAL TEAMS

COACHING CAREER ALABAMA STATE Defensive Coordinator 2003-08 UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA Running Backs 2001-02 WAKE FOREST Defensive Backs 1999-2000

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WEST VIRGINIA Defensive Backs Running Backs 1997-2000 PITTSBURGH Defensive Backs 1995-96 DELAWARE STATE Defensive Coordinator 1994-95 OBERLIN COLLEGE Head Coach Defensive Coordinator 1992-94 BUCKNELL Defensive Backs 1990-92

Tony Pierce was named running In 1998, he participated in the NFL backs at Tennessee State Univer- Minority Coaching Internship with the Arizona Cardinals. sity in 2009. A native of East Orange, N.J., Pierce is a graduate of Gettysburg College where he obtained a bachelor of science in Physical Education befor receiving a masters in Coaching anf Sports Administration from Montclair State. He played collegiately at Gettysburg playing in 41 consecutive games Pierce also served stints at Uni- while tying a school record with versity of Georgia, Wake Forest, three interceptions in one game. West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Delaware State, and Bucknell. From Pierce is married to Michelle, and 1992 - 94, Pierce served as the they have three children, Christian, Jordan and Alanna. head coach at Oberlin College. Pierce will oversee the production of the running backs and special teams. Pierce joins the staff with nearly 20 years of coaching experience. He was defensive coordinator at Albama State from 200308. In 2006, the Hornets were the named the SWAC’s No. 1 defense.


Osita Alaribe - DEFENSIVE LINE

COACHING CAREER Ouachita Baptist Outside Linebackers Defensive Line 2006-08 Dudley HS Defensive Line 2004-2005

Coaches and Staff

In 2009, Osita Alaribe (Ala - Ree - Bay) joined football at Wake Forest, Winston Salem State TSU football after a three-year term as the and Coastal Carolina. defensive line and outside linebackers coach with Ouachita Baptist University. In addition, two others moved on to Division II schools, Elizabeth City State and OBU. While at OBU, he coached two players who earned All-Gulf South Team honors. Including Alaribe played collegiately at North Carolina A&T as a defensive lineman and was a team the conferences 2008 season sack leader. captain. He helped lead the Aggies to two Before OBU, he spent two seasons as an MEAC Championship titles (1999 and 2003) assistant coach at Dudley High School in and one HBCU National Championship (1999). Greensboro, N.C. help winning the Eastern North Carolina Divison Champion- Alaribe graduated from NCA&T in 2004 with a ship. The title led to an appearance in the B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and Mass ComNorth Carolina 3AA State Championship. munication before receiving a M.S. with a 4.0 GPA in Sports Administration from HenderThree of his player went on to play Division I son State in 2008.

Anthony Blevins - CORNERBACKS

Anthony Blevins entered as the defensive In 1999, he assisted the defensive back coach backs coach in early 2009 after spending one at Alabama State teaching techniques and asyear at UT Martin as the cornerbacks coach. sessing player development. His primary duty will consist of coaching the Blevins was a three-year letterwinner at the conerback position and coordinating recruit- University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) playing cornerback for the Blazers. ing efforts.

COACHING CAREER UT MARTIN Cornerbacks Coach 2008 MISSISSIPPI STATE Graduate Assistant Wide Receivers Coach /Defensive Backs Coach 2005-08 MEADOWCREEK HS Secondary Coach 2003-05

During the summer of 2008, he was part of After the collegiate ranks, Blevins played dethe NFL Minority Summer Coaching Internship fensive back professionally for the Birmingham Thunderbolts (XFL) from 2000-2001, with the Chicago Bears. Birmingham Steeldogs (AFL2 - 2000) and From 2005-2007, he served as a graduate Mobile Admirals (RFL-1999). assistant at Mississippi State. He coached the wide receivers and defensive backs for A native of Birmingham, Ala., Blevins graduthe Bulldogs while working in all aspects of ated in 1998 with a B.S. in Sociology from UAB. He holds a M.S. in Instructional Technolspecial teams play. ogy and is currently pursuing a doctorate at He served as a the defensive secondary coach Mississippi State. and team community liason at Meadowcreek High School in Atlanta, Ga. in 2003 and 2004 seasons.

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Orlando Mitjans, Jr. - SAFETIES

COACHING CAREER Eastern Kentucky Secondary Coach 2006-08 Towson State Secondary Coach Secondary Coach 2002-05

Tennessee State Defensive Coordinator /Secondary Coach 2005 Morgan State Secondary Coach 1998-99 C.W. Post Secondary Coach 1996 Kent State Secondary Coach 1994 Cheyney Secondary Coach 1992-94 Northeastern Secondary Coach 1983-84

In 2009, Orlando Mitjans, Jr. reunited with TSU football after serving as defensive coordinator for the Tigers in 2005. Mitjans has more than 20 years of coaching experience with stints as secondary coach at Northeastern University (1983-1984), Cheyney University (1992-1994), Kent State (1994), C.W. Post College (1996), Morgan State (19981999), Towson (2002-2005), and Eastern Kentucky (2006-2008).

opmental coaching internships. He was part of the NFL Minority Internship Program as a secondary coach working with the Kansas City Chiefs (2001), St. Louis Rams (1999-2000), and the New York Jets (1994). In 2006, he was invited to the NCAA Expert Coaching Academy.

Mitjans is a member of the American Football Coaches Association and the Black Coaches Association. He holds a B.S. in Leadership from Northeastern University Mitjans has been part of several where he played collegiately as a highly noted professional devel- free safety.

Cedric Williams - OFFENSIVE LINE

Cedric Williams joined the football staff as the With department, his duties included mentoroffensive line coach in 2009 after serving as ing students and designing athletic a graduate assistant with the University of programs. South Carolina. Williams was a first-team All-SEC performer His duties include: designing short yardage for the Gamecocks in 2000. plays, breaking down opponents’ film, scouting, and analyzing opponents’ stunts and blitz He was a starter on the offensive line from 1999-2002 and helped South Carolina to two OFFENSIVE LINE COACH schemes. Outback Bowl wins (2000 and 2001). COACHING CAREER Williams coached the Gamecocks for three South Carolina seasons (2006-2008) help guiding them to His accolades include Preseason All-AmeriGraduate Assistant the Liberty Bowl (2006) and Outback Bowl can and All-SEC honors in 2001. 2008 (2008). Williams, a native of Charleston, S.C., graduHis primary duties consisted of scouting op- ated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Sports and Entertainment Manponents’ fronts and blitz packages. agement in 2003 Before working in the football capacity at South Carolina, he served as an activity therapist for the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice.

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Curtis Frye, Jr. - TIGHT ENDS

COACHING CAREER Savannah State Running Backs 2008-09 South Carolina State Tight Ends/Full Backs 2006-07 South Carolina Offensive Line 2004-2006

Frye joined the Tennessee State coaching From 2006-07 he coached the tight ends staff in the fall of 2009 as the Tight Ends and fullbacks at South Carolina State. coach Frye, a native of Columbia, S.C., graduated His main duties will be the development of from the University of South Carolina with the tight ends to be cohesive members of a B.A. in Accounting in 2002. the offensive line and competent receivers. He earned his M.A. from South Carolina in 2005. Before joining TSU, Frye served as the running backs coach at Savannah State for one He was a 4-year starter at South Carolina season. and played on two Outback Bowl championship teams. Frye began his coaching career at South Carolina in 2004 serving as the offensive line coach for two seasons.

Reno Thompson - GRADUATE ASSISTANT / FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

R Thompson was named football operations In the off season, he will also assist with the Reno organization of recruiting efforts and football graduate assistant in the fall of 2009. gr camps. Thompson was a starter for TSU football playTh A native of Nashville, Tenn., Thompson finished ing the defensive back positions. in his undergraduate studies with a bachelor of DDuring his playing career with the Tigers, he science in sports communication and broadm missed only two games in four years. casting from TSU.

COACHING CAREER Tennessee State Graduate Assistant 2009

Th Thompson will be responsible for all phases of He is currently pursuing a masters in sports the football team’s travel, management of the administration. pre-season camp, student volunteers and the day-to-day operations of the program. He will also serve as the liaison to all university administrative and support areas. In addition, he will work closely with the football booster groups, TSUAA, the compliance and academic offices while serving as the contact person for professional scouts.

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Kevin Jurenko EQUIPMENT MANAGER

Chuck Losey

HEAD STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH

Ke Jurenko joined TSU in Kevin 20 2006 as the head equipment m manager with the athletic depa partment.

Ch Losey joined the TSU athChuck letic staff in 2004 as Director of let Sp Speed, Strength and Conditioning. Co

He is responsible for ordering, di distributing, fitting, and mainta taining the Tigers equipment th throughout the season.

He is responsible for the design and implementation of all sig st strength and conditioning programs for all varsity sports. Losgr ey heads and directs the weight excercises for over 300 student-athletes.

Before coming to TSU, Jurenko served a two year stint as head equipment manager at Sacred Heart University, where he worked with many teams including the Pioneers’ football program. Jurenko has worked as a graduate assistant equipment manager with Marshall University from 2000-2001 and at the University of Virginia in 2003-2004. He is a 1999 graduate of Marshall University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education. Jurenko also worked as a student manager with the football program when the Thundering Herd won a FCS National Championship and four Mid-American Conference Championships.

Prior to TSU, Coach Losey was the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Cumberland University while also serving as the Defensive Line Coach for the Bulldogs. Before his professional career, Losey has served as an intern for the Vanderbilt’s Strength Department. In addition, her served in the same capacity with the Tennessee Titans Strength Department under Coach Steve Watterson. Losey is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Losey played football for Vanderbilt from 1998 to 2001 and started 22 straight games in his final two seasons.

Additionally, Jurenko is a certified member of the Athletic Equipment Managers’ Association and a member of the American Football Coaches Association.

He was voted Vanderbilt’s Defensive Lineman of the Year as a senior. During his junior year, he led Vanderbilt in sacks, tackles for losses and forced fumbles.

Jurenko is married to the former Elizabeth Landrum of Palm Harbor, Fla.

In 2001, he was among the SEC leaders in forced fumbles that same year. Losey graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.S. in Human and Organizational Development. He is married to Lauren Price.

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Monroe Abrams HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER

Patrice Elder

ASSOCIATE HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER

Mo Monroe Abram serves as the head athletic trainer at Tenhe ne nessee State, joining the athletic program in 1999. let

Patrice Elder rejoined the Athletic Training Staff at Tennessee State University in August 2007. Elder’s primary responsibilities include providing treatment for football, track, and other sports as assigned. In addition to her duties as an athletic trainer, Elder is also a professor for the HPSS department.

He is responsible for the overall care and treatment of the pr program’s student-athletes. Ab came to TSU from MoreAbram house College in Atlanta, Ga. where he was the head athletic trainer. He served in the same capacity at Savannah State from 1995 to 1997. He also worked in sports medicine clinics prior to joining the collegiate athletic ranks. He gained additional experience as a member of the 1996 Olympics Athletic Training staff when he served as an intern at the U.S.A. Olympic Training Site in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Coaches and Staff

Elder returns to TSU from Morgan State where she worked as the Lead Assistant Athletic Trainer and the Senior Sports Medicine Administrator for Women’s Sports for two years. While there, Elder supervised the medical coverage for football, women’s basketball, and softball. She was responsible for the daily functioning, management, and organization of two athletic training rooms in addition to coordinating team practices and games. Elder also taught Health and Athletic Training courses at Morgan for two years.

Prior to her stretch at Morgan State, Elder worked as an assisAbram is the chairman of the Ethnic Diversity Committee tant athletic trainer for Tennessee State University. of the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association. He also is an examiner for the National Athletic Trainers ExaminaFollowing her tenure as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for tion. Tennessee State University (1999 to 2000), Elder worked as a certified athletic trainer at Brewster High School and Northern In 2005, he was honored as Tennessee Collegiate Trainer Westchester Physical and Occupational Therapy PLLC in Mount of the Year. In 2007, he was named to serve on the TenKisco, New York. nessee Board of Athletic Trainers. Elder, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, A native of Macon, Ga., he graduated from the University of serves as the assistant faculty leader for Fellowship of ChrisGeorgia in 1986 with a degree in health and physical edutian Athletes (FCA) and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee cation. He received his master’s degree two years later (SAAC). In addition, Elder is a National Athletic Trainer Board of at Springfield (Mass.) College in sports medicine. Certification Home Study Reviewer. Monroe and his wife, Kim, are the parents of four children, Elder received a B.S. in Physical Education from Kent State UniMaya, Arianna, Jamison, and Ella. versity in 1999 and completed her M.A. Ed. in Sports Management at Tennessee State in 2004.

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Support Staff Kevin Mashack - Graduate Assistant - Football Video Coordinator

Mashack joined the TSU football staff in 2003 as the video coordinator. He is primarily responsible for filming practices and games for the coaching staff. He is also in charge of video analysis of opponents and self-scout of TSU. Mashack also keeps an extensive library of high school football games for recruiting purposes. In addition, he serves as a liason to professional scouts when game footage of prospects are needed. He is gradute of TSU in Arts and Sciences and is cuurently pursuing a masters in Sports Administration.

Sports Medicine

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Strength and Conditioning Staff

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Christina Jefferies

Justin Pearson

Frantz Holmes


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Player Profiles -Seniors JJames Andrews

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Lin Linebacker 6-2, 185, Senior 6Nashville, Tenn. Na (Hunters Lane HS) (H Major: Marketing Ma Personal: son of James and Helen Pe Andrews...born 02/24/87 An

2007: Played in 10 games...Tallied 12 tackles (8 solos, 4 assists)... 2006: Played in 10 games...Posted six tackles (5 solos, 1 assist)...Posted first career tackle against Eastern Illinois (11/02/06)...Registered one pass breakup...

HIGH SCHOOL: Served dual roles as a quarterback and defensive back at

Hunters Lane High School...Tallied one interception on defense... As a quarterback threw for 598 yards and five TD’s... Also rushed for three touchdowns...

DDumaka Atkins

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Of Offensive Line 66-4, 305, Senior Sarasota, Fla. Sa (Florida State) (Fl Major: Human Performance and Sports Science Ma Pe Personal: son of Buffie Williams...born 7/ 7/15/86

2008: 008: Start Started tedd 10 10-o 10-of-10 -off-10 10 ggam games ames es pla played...Registered l yedd....Registered one tackle...Named to th the h Ohio hio Valleyy Conference Secondd Te TTeam...Selected am...SSelected l d to th the he OOVC VC CCommissione Commissioner’s r’’ Honor Roll...

2005-2007 at Florida State: Redshirted first season...In 2005, Appeared

played reserve center behind senior All-ACC selection David Castillo...came on in relief during the crucial fourth quarter of the ACC Championship victory over Virginia Tech after Castillo went down with a sprained ankle...helped the FSU offense preserve the lead that brought the team its 12th ACC Championship...In 2006, played in 10 games as the back-up to starting...saw action in seven of the team’s last eight games...was on the field in all six games in which Florida State rushed for over 100 yards...the Seminoles averaged almost 107 rushing yards in the 10 games in which Atkins played...saw playing time in all four games the offense generated 400-plus yards in total offense.

HIGH SCHOOL (Booker HS): The No. 11 offensive guard and earned a four-star ranking by Rivals.com...Earned 3A all-state first team honors and was a member of the Florida squad in the CaliFlorida Bowl as a senior...Named to the Best of the South team by the Tampa Tribune...Earned all-state honorable mention, all-area and all-district honors as he graded out at 93 percent as a junior...Was also a member of the track and field team at Booker and threw the shot put and discus, earning all-county honors...

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Atkins was named to the 2008 All-OVC Second Team and received the OVC Commissioner’s Medal of Honor.

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Lin Linebacker 6-1, 225, Senior 6Columbus, Ga. Co (University of Florida) (U Ma Major: Human Performance and Sports Science Personal: son of Buffie Williams... Pe born 7/9/87 bo 20 0008: 08 Startedd 1-11-of-7 of-7 of -7 ggam games ames es ppla played...Registered laye yed. d.....Re Regi gist ster ered ed eeig eight ight ht ttac tackles ackl kles es ((33 so solo solo, lo,, 5 2008: assists)...

2007: Started 3-of-11 games played...Registered 79 tackles (47 solo, 32 assists)...Recorded 2.5 tackles for loss (8 yards)...Totaled three pass deflections, one forced fubmle and two fumble recoveries... 2006: Transfered from Univesity of Florida...Played in 10 games...Tallied 47

tackles (34 solos, 13 assists)...Posted first career tackle against Alabama A&M (09/02/06)...Registered 5.5 tackles for losses (9 yards)...Recorded one pass deflection with one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...

2005 at University of Florida: Did not see any game action at UF, member of scout team...

HIGH SCHOOL (Pacelli Catholic): Two year letter winner, starter, and captain of high school team…Totaled 153 tackles, 14 sacks, and one interception as a senior…As a junior led the state of Georgia with 29 sacks, four shy of the state record…Recorded 129 tackles, four forced fumbles, six fumbles recoveries and one interception…Rated as the 35th best linebacker in the country by Scout. com…Rivals.com ranked Baker as the 30th best linebacker prospect in the country…Named to All-State, All-bi city, and All-Region Teams…Named to Tom Lemmings All-American team…Ranked second all-time in the state of Georgia for sacks in a single season…Two-year defensive back of the year…Also started for his high school basketball team, lettering for four years and captain for two….


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RRodney Fritz

Lin Linebacker 66-1, 245, Senior Ka Kansas City, Mo. (Lo (Los Angeles Pierce CC) Ma Major: Sociology Pe Personal: son of Jennifer and Rodney Fr Fritz ...born 05/08/87

2008: 08: Transfered from Los Angel Angeles g les Pi Pierce CCCC...St Started Star arte tedd 11-of-8 -of of-88 ggames ames am es pplayed laye la yed y d...

Ty’Ron Johnson Ty

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De Defensive Back 5-9, 180, Senior 5Richmond, Calif. Ric (Laney CC) (La Major: Criminal Justice Ma Personal: son of Chlora McPherison... Pe born 07/08/86 bo 2008: 2008 08: St Started t d 44-of-12 f 12 ga game games mess pl play played layed ed......Re Registered Regi gist stered 21 tackles (1((155 solo,, 6 assists) assists)... )...

Registered 10 tackles (6 solo, 4 assists)...Posted three sacks (26 yards in yardage loss)...Recorded first career tackle and sack against Alabama A&M (08/30/08)... Recovered one fumble for 50-yard touchdown for first career score at Alabama A&M (08/30/08)...

Postedd first career interception, returning it ffor a 39 39-yard 9 d touchdown hd against Jackson State (Southern Heritage Classic - 9/13/08)...Recorded two pass breakups...Selected to the OVC Comissioner’s Honor Roll...Received TSU Football’s Ed “Too Tall” Jones Most Improved Player Award...

2007 at Los Angeles Pierce CC: Transfered from Highland CC...Played in

2007: Transfered from Laney CC...Played in one game...

nine games...Registered 98 tackles (61 solo, 37 assists)...Posted seven sacks with 19 tackles for a loss (37 yards)...Managed one interception, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries...Named to the Western State Conference First Team...

2006 at Highland CC: Played in nine games...Registered 71 tackles (46 solo, 25

assists)...Posted three sacks with 9.5 tackles for a loss (37 yards)...Managed one forced fumble...Named to the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Second Team...

2005-06 at Laney CC: Registered two fumble recoveries for touchdowns... posted one interception...

HIGH SCHOOL (EL Cerrito): Posted 96 tackles (64 solo) and three interceptions returning one for a touchdown as a senior... Registered three kick returns for touchdowns...

HIGH SCHOOL (Hickman HS): Named all-state as tight end... Caught 21

receptions for 549 yards and nine touchdowns...Named all conference in basketball...Received honorable mention as a linebacker...

MMiguel Hall

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De Defensive Line 6-3, 240, Senior 6Detroit, Mich. De (Detroit Central HS) (D Major: Communication and Culture Studies Ma Personal: son of Shanise Hall... Pe born 3/05/86... bo

2008: 08: Played in six siix games game ga mess......Re Registered Regi Reg gist ster ered ed fivve tackles (2 ( solo,, 3 assists). assists)...Posted ) ..Posted one sack (7 yard loss) and assisted on a tackle for loss...

2006: Played in 10 games... Registered 3 tackles (2 solo, 1 assist)... 2005: Played in nine games...Registered 21 tackles (9 solo, 12 assists)...Posted

1.5 tackles for loss (2 yards)...Recorded one interception, one pass break-up and two pass deflections...

HIGH SCHOOL: Named to all-city and all-state in football and basketball..

Received Blue Chip Award as four-year starter...

AAnthony Levine

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De Defensive Back 6-1, 195, Senior 6Winston-Salem, N.C. Wi (R.J. Reynolds HS) (R Major: Psychology Ma Personal: son of Lawrence Brannon... Pe born 3/27/87... bo 2008: 08: Started 88-of 8-of-12 off-1-12 12 ga game games ame mess pl m play played ayed ed......Re RRegistered g stered 34 tackles (2 gi ((200 solo,, 14

assists)...Posted ) P d two tackles kll ffor llosses (3 yards)...Tallied d ) T ll d three h interceptions ffor 29 yards in return...Posted first career interception at UT Martin (10/04/2008)... Recorded two pass break-ups and five pass deflections...Recovered one fumble...

2007: Started 5-of-8 games played...Registered 21 tackles (16 solo, 5 assists)... Tallied one pass break-up and one pass deflection...

2006: Played in nine games...Registered 26 tackles (12 solo, 14 assists)...

Recorded first career tackle versus Alabama A&M (09/02/06)...Tallied three pass break-ups and three pass deflections...Posted one fumble recovery for two yards...

HIGH SCHOOL: In 2005, named to the North Carolina High School All-Star West

Team as a linebacker...Selected as an All-State kick returner/punt returner and an All-Conference wide receiver...a member of R.J. Reynolds High School championship track team...

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Player Profiles -Seniors SStuart McClean

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KKwame Patrick

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2007: Played in three games...Reserve role in an offensive line that led the

2007: Transfered from University of Alabama-Birmingham...Started 2-of-10 games played...Posted 11 receptions for 108 yards (9.8 yards per catch, 10.8 yards per game)...Recorded first career reception against Alabama A&M (09/01/07)... Recorded first career touchdown reception at Tennessee Tech (10/11/07)... registered three kick-off returns...Managed 142 all-purpose yards (14.2 yards per game)... Registered one tackle...

Ohio Valley Conference in rushing yards

2006: Played in three games... HIGH SCHOOL: Managed career game posting three sacks and six solo

tackles...Registered five pancakes in one game as a senior averaging two pancakes per game...

RRoger Morris

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Of Offensive Line 66-5, 355, Senior Jo Jonesboro, Ga. (B (Ball State) Ma Major: Interdisciplinary Studies Pe Personal: son of Wendy Morris... bo born 12/22/86

2008: 0008: Transfered from BBall allll SState...Started tate ta te...Sta Start rted ed 88-o 8-of-12 off 12 ggam games ames es ppla played laye yedd......Re Registered Regi gist ster ered ed 244 tackles kl (13 solo, l 11 assists)...Managed ) M d 22.55 tackles kl ffor llosses (9 yards)... d) Recorded one sack (4-yard loss)...Posted one quarterback hurry...Tallied one forced fumble and two recovered fumbles...Moved to offensive line in the spring... 2005-2007 at Ball State: Fr. - Played in four games as a defensive lineman...Posted two tackles...moved to offensive guard in the spring of 2006... So. - Played in three games as an offensive lineman to earn second letter, moved to nose tackle in the spring...Jr. - Played in one game... HIGH SCHOOL (Jonesboro HS): Earned two letters in football...Managed 56 tackles, five sacks and 12 tackles for loss as a senior...earned All-Area honors as a senior...Selected to All-Sate and All-Region (2005)...Named team’s best defensive lineman...Served as team captain...

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Wi Receiver Wide 5-11, 180, Senior 5Pr Prattville, Ala. (U (University of Alabama-Birmingham) Ma Major: Mass Communications Pe Personal: son of Robert and Janice Patrick... born 03/11/87 Pa

Off Offensive Line 6-3, 300, Senior 6Dallas, Texas Da (Newman Smith HS) (N Major: Psychology Ma Personal: son of Candace Beck and Pe Stuart McClean...born 01/13/88 Stu

2006 at University of Alabama-Birmingham: Redshirted... HIGH SCHOOL (Prattville HS): Named to all-county and all-state teams...

JJulian Sample

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Wi Receiver Wide 6-0, 215, Senior 6La Las Vegas, Nev. (Western HS) (W Ma Major: Graphic Design Personal: son of Miesha Wilson and Pe Benjamin Sample...born 10/12/88 Be 2008: 08: Played in 9 games games...Played Pllayedd special sp spe peci cial al teams ttea eams ms tallying ttal ally lyin ingg .55 tackles... ttac ackl kles es... 2007: Played in four games...Registered 12 tackles (5 solo, 7 assists)...

2006: Played in four games...Totaled 19 carries for 74 yards (3.9 yards per carry)...Registered longest run (20 yards) against Samford (10/28/06)...Scored two touchdowns (12 points)...Recorded first career rushing touchdown against Samford (10/28/06)...Posted an average of 18.5 all-purpose yards per game...

HIGH SCHOOL: Was one of EA Sports 2005 Elite 11 Quarterbacks to Watch List posted on Rivals.com...Played quarterback in high school throwing 59 completions on 142 attempts for 1, 162 total yards...Posted 116.2 passing yards per game for a .415 completion percentage...Tossed 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions to finish senior season with a quarterback rating of 75.


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De Defensive Line 6-4, 285, Senior 6St. Louis, Mo. St (University of Missouri) (U Major: Inter Diciplinary Studies Ma Personal: son of Victor and Denise Pe Townson...born 12/30/86 To 2008: 08: Started 55-of-12 of 12 game ga games mes es pl play played ayed ay ed......Re Registered Regi gist steredd 1122 tackles (4 solo, 8 assists)...

Posted sted on one ne sack (7-yard loss) lo loss)...Registered oss) Registered Reggistereed fir fifirst rrst st ccareer areeer sa sack ckk against eastern Kentucky (09/20/08)...Managed first career tackle against Jackson State (Southern Heritage Classic - 09/13/08)...Tallied two quarterback hurries...

2007 at University of Missouri: Redshirted after transfering from College

DDuvall Young

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Of Offensive Line 6-0, 300, Senior 6Cl Clemson, S.C. (D (D.W. Daniels HS) Ma Major: Education Pe Personal: son of Tamara Young and Vic Victor Rogers...born 10/15/87

2008 2008: 08: Three year start starter...Started ter er...SSta tart rted ed 11010-of-12 0-of of-1-122 ga game games...Selected mes. s.....Se Sele lect cted ed ttoo th thee OV OVCC Commissioner’s ’ HHonor RRoll... ll

2007: Played in nine games...Posted one tackle...Helped anchor a line that led the OVC in rushing...

of the Sequoias...

2006: Played in six games...

HIGH SCHOOL (Hazelwood East HS): No. 1 defensive line prospect out of the St. Louis area, ranked No. 16 overall prospect in the state of Missouri by Rivals. com...Combined for 181 tackles and nine quarterback sacks junior and senior season...Named First Team All-State, All-Metro and All-Conference as a defensive lineman (2004)...All-Conference performer on the offensive line..2003 earned All-Conference honors defensively and honorable mention All-Conference honors on offense...

High School: Selected as South Carolina Lineman of the Year...First team All-

KKellen Woodard

Region...First team All-State and played in the Shrine Bowl...Finished third in shot put at the South Carolina State Championships...

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De Defensive End 6-3, 255, Senior 6Beverly Hills, Mich. Be (Western Michigan) (W Major: Criminal Justice Graduate Studies Ma Pe Personal: born 1/03/97 2008: 08: Started 9-of-11 ggames pplplayed layyedd...Re RRegistered gist ggi ster ered ed 3311 ta tack tackles ckle less (1(188 so solo solo,13 lo,13 13 as assi assists)... sist sts) s)... Posted eight tackles for losses (36 yards)...Second on the team with five sacks (28-yard loss)...Tallied one forced fumble...Managed one block punt recovering and returning 38 yards...Selected to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll... 2007: Started 7-of-11 games played...Registered 49 tackles (27 solo,22 assists)... Posted 13 tackles for losses (72 yards)...Second on the team with five sacks (37 yards loss)...Tallied first career sack at Austin Peay State (09/15/07)...Recorded one pass break-up and one pass deflections...Recovered one fumble, forced one fumble...Posted two quarterback hurries... 2006: Transfered from Western Michigan...Played in five games...Registered six tackles (5 solo, 1 assists)...Posted first career tackle against Vanderbilt (09/23/06)... 2005 at Western Michigan: Redshirted...member of the defensive scout

team...

Young returns as a four-year starter for an offense that has produced a running back who has rushed over 1, 000 yards the past four seasons.

HIGH SCHOOL (Wylie E. Groves HS): All-area honorable mention

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Player Profiles -Juniors BBrandon Bather

MMarcus Broxie

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De Defensive Back 55-11, 185, Junior La LaVergne, Tenn. (La (LaVergne HS) Ma Major: Interdisciplinary Studies Pe Personal: son of Garfield Bather and An Andrea Jarmon...born 3/30/88 2008: 08: Played in one game me.....Re Registered Regi gist gis sster ered ed oone ne ttackl tackle... kle...

2008: 08: Started 99-of-12 off 12 game ga games mes es pl play played...Registered ayed ed.....R .Reg e istteredd 36 tackl tackles kles ((18 188 solo, 18

2007: Played in eight games played...Registered 12 tackles (5 solo, 7 assists)... 2006: Played in eight games...Tallied 12 tackles (9solos, 3 assists)...Recorded first career tackle against Murray State (09/09/06)...Posted one pass deflection with one pass break-up... HIGH SCHOOL: Named All-State Honorable Mention...Selected to the All-

Region 4-5A and All-Area Rutherford County teams...Member of two District Championships...Helped basketball team to a Regional Championship...National Honors Society member...

PPreston Brown

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De Defensive Line 6-4, 245, Junior 6Tampa, Fla. Ta (West Virginia) (W Major: Criminal Justice Ma Personal: son of Valencia and Frank Broxie Pe ...born 06/08/88 ...b

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assists)...Recorded sists) Recorded Recorded first first career tackle tacckle againstt at Alab AAlabama labbama A&M A&M ((08/30/08) (08/30/08)... 08/3 08 /30/ 0/08 08)) Managed six quarterback sacks (27 yards)...Recorded first career sack against Southern (09/06/08)...Registered five quarterback hurries, one pass break-up and one pass deflection...Named to OVC All-Newcomer Team...

2007 at West Virginia: Redshirted in 2006...Registered one pass break-up and one quarterback hurry...

HIGH SCHOOL (Middleton HS): Standout linebacker recorded 70 tackles

and 12 sacks, helping Middleton to the state playoffs…St. Petersburg Times AllHillsborough County second team defensive end…Tampa Tribune All-Hillsborough County honorable mention…First Team All-Conference…

Ru Running Back 5-10, 200, R-Junior 5An Antioch, Tenn. (Arkansas State) (A Ma Major: Arts and Sciences Personal: son of Mike and Audrey Pe Woodard... born 06/05/87 Wo

2008: 2008 08: PlPlayedd iin 10 games...TTo Totaled Tota ttale ledd 35 ccar carries arri ries es ffor or 1172 72 yyar yards ards ds ((4. (4.9 4.99 ya yard yards rdss pe perr carry)...Registered ) R d longest l run (46 yards) d ) against EEastern Ill Illinois (11/08/08) (11/08/08)... Scored two touchdowns (12 points) making first-career score against Austin Peay State (10/18/08)...Averaged 17.2 all-purpose yards per game...Played special teams recording seven tackles (6 solo, 1 assist)...Recorded first career tackle against Tennessee Tech (11/08/08)Received the TSU Football Sidney Crutchfield Special Teams Player of the Year Award...

2006-2007 at Arkansas State: Redshirted in 2006...Played in 10 games...

Totaled 54 carries for298 yards and one touchdown (5.5 yards per carry)... Caught 20 receptions for 192 yards and one touchdown (9.6 yards per catch)... Registered one kickoff return for 15 yards...Recorded 505 all-purpose yards (50.5 yards)...Averaged 29.8 yards of offense per game

HIGH SCHOOL (Antioch HS): Rivals three-star recruit that ranked No. 11

among all players in the 2006 class in the state of Tennesee and 18th in the nation among all running backs...Originally signed with Oklahoma State before being released from his NLI and signing with Arkansas State...Recorded 1,350 rushing yards (7.8 ypr) and 12 touchdowns on 172 carries as a senior...Recorded three interceptions as a senior...2005 postseason honors included First Team All-Metro by the Tennessean as well as First Team All-Region...First Team AllDistrict selection as both a junior and senior...Rushed 190 times for 1,311 yards and 13 touchdowns, while posting 56 tackles, four interceptions and 11 pass break-ups on the defensive side of the ball in 2004 as a junior...

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Broxie led the Tigers with six sacks in 2008 and was named to the Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer Team.


Player Profiles -Juniors TTaylor Cisneros

EEugene Clifford

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De Defensive Back 6-2, 195, Junior 6Cincinnati, Ohio Cin (Ohio State) (O Major: Communications Ma Personal: son of Veronica Staley... Pe born 01/29/88 bo

Pu Punter 5-10, 196, Junior 5Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Mt (Mt. Juliet HS) (M Major: Criminal Justice Ma Personal: Vallerie and Ronnie Marsh Pe ...born 10/28/88 ...b

2008: Started all 12 games...Captured TSU record with longest punt in a game

with a 62 yard punt (2) (UT Martin (10/04/08) and Eastern Illinois (11/08/08)... Punted 42 times for 1, 492 (35.5 per punt) landing 11 inside 20-yard line...Longest punt was 62 yards...Posted three punts over 50 yards with three touchbacks and seven fair catches...Recorded first punt blocked against Florida A&M (Atlanta Classic - 09/27/08)...

2007: Started all 11 games...Punted 53 times for 1, 960 (37.0 per punt) landing nine inside 20-yard line...Longest punt was 59 yards...Posted five punts over 50 yards with five touchbacks and 12 fair catches...Rushed twice for negative 37 yards...Recorded first punt against Alabama A&M (09/01/2007)...

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Started all 12 games...Registered 61 tackles (42 solo, 19 assists)...Second on team in tackles...Recorded first career tackle against at Alabama A&M (08/30/08)... Managed three tackles for a loss (13 yards)...Managed three interceptions for 81 yards...Recorded first interception and core against Jackson State (Southern Heritage Classic - 09/13/08)...Registered two pass break-ups and five pass deflections...Averaged 6.8 all-purpose yards per game...Named OVC Defensive Player of the Week (10/05/08)...Named to OVC Second and All-Newcomer Team... Received TSU Football Joe W. Gilliam Defensive Player of the Year Award...Named to Consensus Draft Service FCS All-American Team honorable mention...

2007 at Ohio State: Played in four games...

HIGH SCHOOL: Served dual roles senior season at quarterback and punter‌ Punted 43 times for 1, 745 (40.58 per punt) landing three inside 20-yard line... Longest punt was 78 yards...Passed for 64 completions on 120 attempts for 1, 279 total yards...Posted 106.6 passing yards per game for a .533 completion percentage...Tossed 11 touchdowns and 7 interceptions to finish senior season with a quarterback rating of 97...Posted 93 carries for 121 yards (1.3 yards per carry, 10.1 yards per game),..Rushed for three touchdowns (18 points)...managed one tackle and one fumble recovery...

HIGH SCHOOL: Parade All-American...Ohio’s 2006 Division I Defensive Player of the Year... Rated as the No. 3 recruit overall in Ohio and No. 25 in the nation...Rated as the No. 3 overall prospect in the Midwest...Recorded two interceptions in the 2007 Army All-American Bowl...Collected 130 tackles and had four interceptions his senior season when he helped lead school to a 15-0 record and the state championship...Totaled 147 tackles and six interceptions as a junior while earning second team All-Ohio honors...also a standout basketball player in high school...

Cisneros captured the TSU record for longest punt in a game with a 62-yard punt at UT Martin (10/04/08) and tied it later during the season against Eastern Illinois (11/08/08)...

Named to the 2009 OVC Preseason Team, Clifford finished second in on the team in tackles. He was also named to the 2008 OVC Second and All-Newcomer Team...

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Player Profiles -Juniors JJamal Coleman

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De Defensive Back 6-0, 185, Junior 6Hammond, Ind. Ha (Iowa Central CC) (Io Major: Business Information Systems Ma Personal: son of Kim Greene Pe born....02/03/88... bo

2008: 08: Transfered from Iowa CCen Central entr tral al CCCC...St Started Star arte tedd 1-1-of 1-of-5 of-5 -5 ggam games ames es ppla played... laye yedd... Registered 11 tackels (10 solo, 1 assist)...Recorded first career tackle against Jackson State (Southern Heritage Classic - 09/13/08)...

2007 at Iowa Central CC: Played in 10 games...Posted three interceptions

for 19 yards returning one for a touchdown...Recovered one fumble...Selected to Academic All-Region Team...Received Midwest Football Conference Second Team and honorable mention...

HIGH SCHOOL (Hammond HS): All-Conference defensive back...Stand-out in track and field, All-Region 100-meter and 200-meter dash...

CChris Collins

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Wi Receiver Wide 6-0, 190, Junior 6Memphis, Tenn. Me (Collierville HS) (C Major: Exercise Science Ma Personal: son of Vivian Collins... Pe bo born 01/01/88 2008: 08: Played in two games games...Posted Post steeed oone ne ttac tackle... ackl klee... HIGH SCHOOL: Started entire senior season...

MMalcolm Crawford

De Defensive Line 6-1, 310, Junior 6Me Memphis, Tenn. (M (Mississippi Delta CC) Ma Major: Criminal Justice Pe Personal: son of Ruby Wyatt... bo born 5/24/88

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2008 08: Transfered from Mi Miss Mississippi sis issi sipp ppii De Delt Delta ltaa CC CC.. CC...Started .Sta Start rted ed 22-o 2-of-12 off 12 ggam games ames es ppla played laye yedd...... 2008:

Registeredd six tackles...(1 kl (1 solo, l 5 assists)...Recorded ) R d d first career tackle kl against UT Martin (10/04/08)...Totaled two tackles for losses (9 yards)...Recorded one sack and one quarterback hurry...Recorded first career sack against Eastern Illinois (11/08/08)...

2006-2007 at Mississippi Delta CC: Played in all games in junior college... HIGH SCHOOL(Kingsbury HS): Named Best of the Best of Preps, junior and senior season...Selected to Tennessee vs. Kentucky All-Star Game...Finished junior season with 90 tackles and 10 sacks...Completed senior year with 75 tackles and 12 sacks...

AAlex Davis

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Of Offensive Line 66-2, 346, Junior Sarsota, Fla. Sa (Riverview HS) (R Major: History Ma Pe Personal: son of Erma Twitty and Ar Arthur Davis...born 10/12/87

2008: 2008 08: TTwo-year y starter...Started starter...Start S edd allll 1122 gga game games...Assited mess...As Assi site tedd in aann of offe offensive fens nsiv ivee liline ne ttha that hatt has produced a running back who has rushed over 1, 000 yards in the last four seasons... 2007: Played in eight games...Helped anchor a line that led the OVC in rushing... HIGH SCHOOL: Three year starter at tackle...Earned Second Team All-State

and all-Area honors...Received the inaugural U.S. Marines Athlete Award...Set a record with eight pancakes and six tackles in one game...First All-Area and second at state in weightlifting...A member of the Honor Roll... Graded out the season at 91 percent...

Alex “Duck� Smith returns as an itricate part of a well experienced offensive line that help produce a running back who has rushed over 1, 000 yards the past four seasons.

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Player Profiles -Juniors DDominic Grooms

Qu Quarterback 6-2, 205, Junior 6Tampa, Fla. Ta (University of Missouri) (U Major: Criminal Justice Ma Personal: son of Vicki Grooms... Pe born 07/06/88 bo

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2008: 08: Transfered from Missouri.. Missouri...Started .St Start rted ed 11-of-5 -of of-55 gga game games mess ppl play played...Completed ayed yed...Com Compl pplet eted ed 226 266of-35 passes with one interception for 236 yards (47.2 yards per game passing) , throwing three touchdowns...Completed 74.3 percent of passes for a 153.5 efficiency rating...Posted 18 carries for 44 yards (2.4 yards per carry, 8.8 yards per game)...Rushed for one touchdown...Recorded first start, scored first career rushing and passing touchdown against Tennessee Tech (TSU Homecoming 11/01/08)...Totaled 44 all-purpose yardage (8.8 per game) and total 56 yards of offense per game...Registered one tackle... 2006-2007 at Missouri: Redshirted in his first season...Did not see playing

time the following year, spent the entire season as the No. 3 quarterback on the depth chart...

HIGH SCHOOL (Middleton HS): Four-year starter at QB who was rated as

MMarquez Hall

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De Defensive Back 6-1, 195, Junior 6Shorter, Ala. Sh (Vanderbilt) (Va Major: Human Performance Sports Science Ma Personal: son of Phyllis Hall and Pe Warren Woods... born...3/18/88 Wa 2008: 08: Started 1111-of-12 of 122 games gam ames ess pla pplayed laye lay yedd......Re Registered Regi gistteredd 338 tackles (33 solo,5 assists)...

Posted sted two tackles for losses lossees (2 yar yards) yards)...Tallied rds) Tallied Taalliedd onee interception for for 1188 yards yards d in return...Recorded two pass break-ups and three pass deflections...Recovered one fumble for four yards...

2007: Transfered from Vanderbilt...Started six-of-nine games played...

Registered 33 tackles (25 solo, 8 assists)...Recorded first career tackle against Alabama A&M (09/01/07)...Posted one tackle for a loss (1 yard)...Recorded two interceptions...Recorded first career interception against Alabama A&M (09/01/07)...Scored first career touchdown against Eastern Illinois (10/27/07) returning for a 78-yard score...Tallied two pass break-ups and four pass deflections...Averaged 8.7 all-purpose yards...

2006 at Vanderbilt: Redshirted as a freshman...Participated as a defensive back, earning Defensive Scout of the Week honors after South Carolina game.

the No. 24 dual-threat QB in the nation, according to Rivals...Compiled 1,600 yards and 16 TDs passing, and he added 512 yards and 8 TDs on the ground...Transferred to Middleton High School for his senior year, and he led the Tigers to a 7-4 record in 2005 and to the 4A quarterfinals...Played his first three years of ball at Tampa Bay Tech, he threw for 1,928 yards and 18 TDs, and ran for 382 yards and 3 TDs...Missed five games due to a foot injury as a junior, but still amassed 1,010 yards passing and six touchdowns, and ran for 212 yards and two Touchdowns ...Started his first game late in the year as a freshman at Tampa Bay Tech and had 492 yards passing (3 TDs) and 120 yards rushing (1 TD)...Also competed in track at Middleton ...

HIGH SCHOOL (Booker T. Washington HS): Began varsity career as secondary starter in ninth grade...Multi-year captain captain...Starting tailback and punt/kickoff return specialist as junior and senior...In 2005, rushed for 989 yards and 18 TDs for Golden Eagles on just 97 carries...As cornerback, posted 70 tackles, three INTs and three fumble recoveries...Two-time All-Area pick and named All-Metro by Montgomery Advertiser...Standout outfielder in baseball and one of state’s top sprinters-jumpers in track & field, with personal bests of 10.8 (100) and 42’11” (triple jump) as junior...An honors student and vice president of senior class...

In his first season, Grooms started one of five games played for the Tigers throwing three touchdown passes in 2008.

After transfering from Vanderbilt, Hall has made an impact with recording three interceptions in two seasons as a Tiger.

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Player Profiles -Juniors Ozzie Harrell Oz

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CCharles Sparkman

Def Defensive Back 6-0, 200, Junior 6-0 Lith Lithonia, Ga. (Ar (Army) Maj Major: Human Performance Sciences Per Personal: son of Debra and Ozz Ozzie Harrell...born 03/18/88

2008: Started 1-of-1 1-of-12 12 ga game games mess pl play played...Posted ayyed ed.....P .Pos oste tedd 23 tackl tackles kles (17 solo, 6 assists)... Recorded corded first first career tackle against Southern Southern (09/22 (09/ (09/22/07)...Posted 9/22 22/0 2/07) 7) Posted Postedd three h pass break-ups and three pass deflections with one fumble recovery...

2007: Transfered from Army...Started 2-of-8 games played...Posted 23 tackles

2008: 2008 08: PlPlayedd in eight h games games...Played gamees Played Pl H-back H baack inn the TTige Tigers igers ers ju jumbo mbo b package package k in the thhe

red-zone offense...Selected to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll...Received TSU Football’s Fred Lee Spirit Award and Academic Award...

(13 solo, 10 assists)...Recorded first career tackle against Southern (09/22/07)... Posted two pass break-ups and two pass deflections with one forced fumble...

2007: Played in three games...Selected to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor

2006 at Army: Did not see game action...

HIGH SCHOOL: Senior year (2006), helped Pearl-Cohn HS to a 9-3 record...

HIGH SCHOOL (Cedar Grove HS): In four games played (2003) totaled 13 tackles (10 solo, 3 assists)...named to all-City and all-Metro teams...

Gershom Jordan Ge

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Def Defensive Line 6-5, 320, Junior 6-5 Nashville, Tenn. Nas (Whites Creek HS) (Wh Major: Health Education Maj Personal: son of Patricia Kluttz... Per bor born 01/23/88

200 2008: 08: Played in eig eight eighht games...Registered g mess...Re game ga ..Regi gist ster ered ed one reception for 15 yards...Caught firstt caree career er reception against againsst UT Martin (10/04/ (10 (10/04/08)...Two-sport 0/044/08 08) 8) TTw wo-sport o-sport athe athele h le l at TS TSUU , named OVC Newcomer of the Week in basketball...Moved to defensive line in the spring... HIGH SCHOOL: Two-sport athlete, played basketball and football...Named to AllCity and All-Region teams...Helped lead high school to District Championship in basketball...

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Offe Offensive Line 6-5, 275, Junior 6-5 Pleasant Grove, Ala. Plea (Minor HS) (Min Major: Electrical Engineering Maj Personal: son of Brenda and Per O’N O’Neil Ridgeway ... born 07/01/89

2007: Played in four games as a tight end...Served in a reserve role on the offensive line that led the OVC in rushing... HIGH SCHOOL: Senior year (2006), named Best Offensive Lineman of the Year... Selected to Birmingham News Best of the Rest 2006.... 38

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SSidney Tarver

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Lin Linebacker 6-5, 230, Junior 6Chattanooga, Tenn. Ch (Baylor HS) (B Ma Major: Business Personal: son of Alvin and Donna Tarver... Pe born 06/02/89 bo

2008: 2008 08: St Started t d 44-of-11 off 11 ga games ames pl play played...Totaled layed edd Tota Totaalled ledd 29 29 ta tackles ackl kles including inclluding d one for for a loss (20 solo, 9 assists)...Registered two interceptions... Recorded first career interception against UT Martin (10/04/08)... 2007: Started 4-of-7 games played...Totaled 18 tackles (9 solo, 9 assists)...

Recorded one sack...Registered on pass break-up. and one forced fumble.. Recorded first career tackle against Jackson State (09/08/07)...

HIGH SCHOOL: Named All-State junior and senior year...2005 and 2006,

amassed 145 tackles and 13 for losses...Posted 11 sacks and three interceptions returning one 81 yards for a touchdown...10 pass-break-ups and two fumble recoveries, scoring one...Scored three touchdowns (18 points)...Managed 25 receptions for 360 yards...Senior year, averaged 16.1 yards per catch and 26.9 yards per game...registered 408 all-purpose yards (38.4 per game)...


Player Profiles -Juniors PiPierre Washington

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SSherman Carter

Ru Running Back 6-0, 215, Junior 6Rip Ripley, Tenn. (R (Ripley HS) Ma Major: Accounting Pe Personal: son of Celestine Jones... born 12/17/87 bo

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Off Offensive Line 6-3, 300, Sophomore 6Na Nashville, Tenn. (La (LaVergne HS) Ma Major: Criminal Justice Pe Personal: son of Lydia Carter... born 09/13/88 bo 2008: 08: Redshirted Redshirted...

2008: 08 SSatt outt season...

2007: Played in two games...

2007: Played in two games... HIGH SCHOOL: Golden Key Honor Society member, graduating with a 3.8

HIGH SCHOOL: Named first team All-Region and All-State...Team Captain...

RRico Council

GPA...Received Top Male Academic Athlete Award...Helped lead football team to a Regional Championship...

Terrence Wright Te

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Ru Running Back 5-8 183, Junior 5Houston, Texas Ho (Westside HS) (W Major: Communications and Theatre Ma Personal: son of Kironda Burgess Pe and Randy Wright...born 06/22/88 an

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Lin Linebacker 6-0, 254, Sophomore 6Chattanooga, Tenn. Ch (Howard HS) (H Major: Criminal Justice Ma Personal: son of Leia Frieson and Pe Michael Calloway... born 12/06/88 Mi

2008: 2008 08: RRedshirted... d hi t d

2008: 08: St Started t d 1111-of-12 f 12 ggames pplayed played...Led l y d...Le L d te team am w wit with ithh 67 ttac tackles ackl kles es ((40 40 ssolo, olo, ol o 2277 assists)...Recorded first career tackle at Alabama A&M (08/30/08)...Registered one sack with 4.5 tackles for losses (7 yards)...Recorded first career sack at Jacksonville State (11/15/2008)...Managed four pass-break-ups and four pass deflections with two forced fumble...Named to OVC Newcomer Team...Consensus Draft Services...FCS All-American Second Team... CDS 2009 All HBCU Squad First Team...

2007: Started 3-of-11 games played...Totaled 128 carries for 506 yards

HIGH SCHOOL: Three time All-State...Finished senior season with 167 tackles...

(4.0 yards per carry)...Registered longest run (30 yards) against UT Martin (11/17/07)...Scored six touchdowns (42 points)...Averaged 51.2 all-purpose yards per game (563 total yards)...Recorded one kick-off return for 10 yards... Averaged 46 offensive yards per game...Managed eight receptions for 57 yards (7.1 yards per catch)...Posted first career touchdown reception against Jackson State (Southern Heritage Classic - 09/08/07)...

Runner-up, Tennessee Mr. Football...Voted team MVP...Named to All-Region squad...

2006: Played in seven games...Totaled 24 carries for 86 yards (3.6 yards per

carry)...Registered longest run (16 yards) against Eastern Illinois (11/04/06)... Scored two touchdowns (12 points) making first-career score against Tennessee Tech (10/14/06)...Averaged 13.7 all-purpose yards per game (96 yards)... Recorded one kick-off return for 10 yards, averaging 12.3 offensive yards per game...

HIGH SCHOOL: Named first team All-District running back, Back of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, and Special Teams player of the Year...Rushed for 1,320 yards on 127 carries, an average of 11.5 yards-per-carry with 18 touchdowns...Recorded season best with five touchdowns in a game...Rushed for a game season-high 275 yards....Who’s Who among student athletes in America.... Council led the Tigers in tackles and was named to the OVC Newcomer Team. In 2009, Council was named to the CDS Preseason FCS All-American Second Team.

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Player Profiles -Sophomores JJavier Jackson

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Wi Receiver Wide 5-10, 175, Junior 5Memphis, Tenn. Me (Kirby HS) (K Major: Biology Ma Personal: son of Pamela and Jimmy Pe Jackson... born 01/26/88 Ja

22008: 008: Played in nine games...Collected gam games...Colle mes Col ollllect cted ed three tthr hree ee rreceptions rec ecep eptition onss fo forr 71 yyar yards ards ds ffor or 223 23.7 3.77

average...Made first career reception against Florida A&M (09/27/08)...Caught a pass for 57 yards versus Southeast Missouri...Tallied two kick returns for 24 yards averaging 12.0 yards per return...Amassed 93 all purpose yards for 10.3 yards per game...Received the OVC Commisioner’s Medal and TSU Academic Star...

Justin Jenkins Ju

2008: Played in seven games.. games...Registered two tackles (1 solo, 1 assist)... Recorded R d d first career tackle kl at UUT Martin (10/04/08)...Saw action on special teams...Selected to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll... HIGH SCHOOL: Named two-time All-State...Selected to All-County team...Posted 75 tackles, three forced fumbles, two interceptions, two touchdowns...

DDeonte Kilgore

2007: Played in five games...Registered two kick-off returns for 13 yards for 6.5 HIGH SCHOOL: Named all-Metro, all-District...Registered 1,200 passing, 800

yards rushing...Named Area all-academic team...Graduated 4th in class with 4.3 GPA...

De Defensive Back 5-10, 185, Sophomore 5Nashville, Tenn. Na (Ezell-Harding Academy) (Ez Major: Biology Ma Personal: son of Angela and Pe Ke Kevin Hardin... born 09/22/89

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2008: Played in five games games...Registered es...RRegis iste tere redd th thre three reee ta tackle tackles less (2 ssol solo, olo, o, 1 aass assists) ssis ists ts)) an andd .5 tackle kl ffor a lloss (1 yard)...Recorded d) R d d first career tackle kkll at UT MMartin i (10/04/08) (10/04/08)... Managed one forced fumble...

HIGH SCHOOL: Named to All-County and All-Region Teams as a linebacker... Three time Defensive player of the Week...

CCalvin McNairl

HIGH SCHOOL: Named All-Region honorable mention junior and senior year... Named All-District in basketball senior season...Holds school record in the 200meter dash...

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Tig End Tight 6-5, 280, Sophomore 6Cla Clarksville, Tenn. (Clarksville HS) (C Major: Human Performance Sciences Ma Personal: son of Samuel and Karen Hill... Pe bo born 09/22/89 2008: 08: Played in all 12 games games...Returns Returns RRe eturns as m et mo most ost stt ex experi experienced xperrienced iencedd tight tiighht end endd on depth depthh

chart...

HIGH SCHOOL: Played on the offensive line...Named to all-State, all-Midstate,

all-Region and all-Area Teams...Selected Region’s Offensive Lineman of the Year...

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Qu Quarterback 5-11, 181, Sophomore 5Paris, Tenn. Pa (Henry County HS) (H Major: Criminal Justice Ma Personal: son of Johnnie Pe an and Tancie McNairl...born 11/11/88

2008: 08: Did not see any game aact action... ctitiion on...

Enoch Hill En

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Lin Linebacker 6-0, 215, Sophomore 6Ma Marietta, Ga. (O (Osborne HS) Ma Major: Undecided Pe Personal: son of Daphne Knowles and Ce Cepeda Kilgore...born 05/05/90

average...Posted 2.5 all purpose yards...

BBrandon Hardin

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De Defensive Back 6-2, 185, Sophomore 6Atlanta, Ga. Atl (Dunwoody HS) (D Major: Psychology Ma Personal: son of Lara and Ed Jenkins... Pe born 05/12/89 bo

2008: 08: Redshirt Redshirted...In ted ed.. d...I.In In th thee sp spring spri r ng scrim scrimmage, mmage, completed 4-of-4 passes for 70

yards ds and rushed six time times es for 344 yard yards ds too account ffor orr 104 104 yards yardds off the h Wh White Team’s 230 yards in total offense...

2007: Started 4-of-8 games played...Completed 37-of 75 passes with five

interception for 601 yards (75.1 yards per game passing) , throwing one touchdown...Completed 49.3 percent of passes for a 107.71 efficiency rating... Posted 52 carries for 226 yards (4.3 yards per carry)...Rushed for five touchdowns...Recorded first start against Eastern Illinois (10/27/07)...Recorded first career rushing touchdown against Alabama A&M (09/01/07)... Recorded first career passing touchdown at Samford (11/08/07)...Totaled 226 all-purpose yardage (28.2 per game) and averaged 103.4 yards of offense per game...

HIGH SCHOOL: Two time all-State First Team...All West Tennessee and All-

Region Team...


Player Profiles -Sophomores Jonathan Moore Jo

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MMarcus Snow

2008: Played in five games...Re games...Registered one kick-off return for 16 yards... Managed 3.2 all-purpose yards...Posted one tackle on special teams... 2007: Redshirted after one game played... HIGH SCHOOL: Three year starter in football and track and field....Four year

starter in baseball...Named school’s MVP in baseball...Two time All-Region and All-Metro in football...

Jeremy Perry Je

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Qua Quarterback 6-1, 205, Sophomore Mem Memphis, Tenn. (Mid (Middle Tennessee State University) Maj Major: Business Administration Per Personal: son of Clementine and Tyrus Per Perry...born 05/07/89

2008: Played in one game...Select game...Selected to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll... 2007 at Middle Tennessee State: Played in 10 of 12 games with most of his action coming on special teams...Had two total tackles on the season...Moved from quarterback to linebacker...

2008: RRedshirted... 2008 dh d 2007: Transferred from Bridgton Academy... Started 2 of 10 games played... Registered 20 tackles (14 solo, 6 assist)... Managed one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one tackle for loss (-2 yards)... Made first career tackle against Alabama A&M (09/01/07)... 2006 at Bridgton Academy (Prep): Signed with UMASS out of high school but elected to go to Bridgton Academy (Maine)... Collected 41 tackles (24 solo, 17 assists)... Registered 1.5 sacks and one interception... Managed one forced fumble, one fumble recovery with two pass break-ups... HIGH SCHOOL (South Dade HS): Recorded 97 career tackles along with five interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown ... As a kick return man, had a 21.1 yard average ... Senior season was named Third Team All-Dade County... Selected to play in the Dade County All-Star Game making 12 tackles at safety...

HIGH SCHOOL (Woodale HS): Earned two letters in football and one in baseball at Wooddale High School...Named all-state as a senior quarterback and received all-region honors as a junior...Named all Shelby-Metro junior and senior year...Threw for 2,500 yards and 28 touchdowns as a senior...Added 21 touchdown passes as a junior...Named AutoZone all-star...

Tracy Sims Tr

RRenaloski St. Fleur

2008: Played in nine games games...

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Lin Linebacker 6-2, 245, R-Sophomore 6Hollywood, Fla. Ho (H (Hollywood Hills HS) Ma Major: Business Administration Personal: son of Altes St. Fleur... Pe born 01/31/89 bo

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Full Fullback 5-11, 235, Sophomore 5-11 Chattanooga, Tenn. Cha (Red Bank HS) (Re Major: Education Maj Personal: son of Erica and Tracy Gaines Per ... bborn 02/04/89

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De Defensive Back 5-10, 211, R-Sophomore 5Ho Homestead, Fla. (B (Bridgton Academy) Ma Major: Human Performance and Sports Science Personal: grandson of Jaleen Snow Pe ... born 02/09/87

Wi Receiver Wide 6-0, 175, R-Sophomore 6Nashville, Tenn. Na (Maplewood HS) (M Major: Business Administration Ma Personal: son of Vina and James Moore... Pe born 07/24/89 bo

2008: PlPlayedd in seven games...Registered four tackles (3 solo, 1 assist)... 2008 Recorded first career sack at UT Martin (10/04/2008)...

HIGH SCHOOL: Named to all-Broward County team...First team 5A all state...

ESPN Top 100... Finished senior year with five sacks and 98 tackles...5A state qualifier in wrestling...Help lead football team to District Championship...

HIGH SCHOOL: Team’s leading tackler senior season...Averaged nine tackles per game (99 total) with three sacks, three fumbles caused and 14 tackles for loss. Named to the Times Free Press all-City team as well as the Tennessee Sports Writers Association’s Class 4A all-state squad...

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Player Profiles -Sophomore / Freshmen DDante’ Thomas

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Ru Runningback 66-1, 210, Sophomore Dallas, Texas. Da (W.T. White HS) (W Major: Business Marketing Ma Personal: son of Leslie Thomas... Pe born 10/27/87 bo

2008: Started 1-of-12 games plplayed...Posted 102 carries for 348 yards (3.4

yards per carry)...Rushed for three touchdowns...Recorded first career rushing touchdown at UT Martin (10/04/08)...Scored three touchdowns (18 points)... Second leading rusher on team...Caught seven receptions for 23 yards (3.3 yards per catch)...Posted longest run of the season against Jackson State (23 yards)...Managed 371 all-purpose yards (30.9 yards per game)...Averaged 29 yards per game...

HIGH SCHOOL: Senior year, rushed for 951 yards and 14 touchdowns on 138 carries..Caught six receptions for 56 yards...Named all-district running back...

JJustin Bather

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D Defensiveback 66-0, 185, R-Freshman LaVergne, Tenn. La (LaVergne HS) (L MMajor: Undecided PPersonal: son of Garfield Bather... bborn 10/05/89

HIGH SCHOOL: Finished with 13 career interceptions...Two time all-sate, all

region, and all-area...Posted an interception in the East vs. West Tennessee AllStar Game...

MMichael Becker

Qu Quarterback 6-1, 190, R-Freshman 6Nolensville, Tenn. No (Ravenwood HS) (R Major: Business Administration Ma Personal: son of Janene and Pe Barry Becker...born 07/21/89 Ba

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HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL: NNamedd all-state, ll t all-region and all-county in 2006 and 2007...

Helped team to a 2005 football state championship and runner-up in 2006... EA Sports Ticker 2007 Elite Quarterbacks to Watch List...

RRyan Berry

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Ru Runningback 66-1, 190, R-Freshman Brentwood Tenn. Br (Father Ryan HS) (F MMajor: Communications Personal: Dennis and Felecia Berry... Pe born 02/15/90 bo SCHOOL: All HIGH SCHOOL All-state t t hhonorable b mention...Iron Man Award...

JJohn Brown

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O Offensive Line 66-3, 320, R-Freshman NNashville, Tenn. ((Father Ryan HS) MMajor: Business Administration PPersonal: son of Carmen and LLamont Brown...born 03/01/90 HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL: Four year statrter...

Sean Cunningham Se

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Def Defensiveback 6-2, 205, R-Freshman 6-2 Knoxville, Tenn. Kno (Bearden HS) (Be Major: Mechanical Engineering Ma Personal: Penny and Per Larry Cunningham... born 08/21/90 Lar

HIGH SCHOOL: All All-region region and district runningback and defensiveback...

Finished senior season with five interceptions...Member of 4x400 state champion relay team...

JJohntae Gleaves

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De Defensive Line 6-0, 260, R-Freshman 6Gallatin, Tenn. Ga (Gallatin HS) (G Major: Business Administration Ma Personal: son of Elaine Dunn... Pe born 07/21/89 bo

HIGH SCHOOL: Named three tim time all-state, two time all-Region, three time all-county...Selected region defensive lineman MVP...

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Player Profiles -Freshmen / Newcomers JJoshua Gregory

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Tig End Tight 6-5, 240, R-Freshman 6Oa Oak Ridge, Tenn. (O (Oak Ridge HS) Ma Major: Business & Economics Pe Personal: Nickie Jefferson, Valentin tino Jefferson, Garrett Gregory, Kim Gr Gregory...born 10/10/89

HIGH SCHOOL: Named second team all-America in shot put...Posted one reception for 12 yards senior year...

Travis James Tr

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Wid Receiver Wide 5-10, 175, R-Freshman 5-1 Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Boyd Anderson HS) (Bo Major: Human Performance and Sports Science Ma Personal: son of Sharon James... Per born 10/03/87 bor

Lamar Wallace La

HIGH SCHOOL: Named two time all-district...Senior season finished with 110 tackles and 15.5 sacks...

Rashawn Weatherspoon Ra

HIGH SCHOOL: Named two time all-state and two time all-region...Three year starter...Helped team to a 2007 state championship...

EErik Wisdom

HIGH SCHOOL: Helped team to a 2005 state championship...Two time all-region

selection...

SSteve Shelton

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De Defensiveback 6-1, 175, R-Freshman 6Nashville, Tenn. Na (Ravenwood HS) (R Major: Business Administration Ma Personal: son of Emma and Steve Pe Shelton... born 12/31/89 Sh SCHOOL: NNamedd to all-region HIGH SCHOOL ll team...Hume Award finalist...

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Ru Runningback 5-8, 205, R-Freshman 5Nashville, Tenn. Na (Hunters Lane HS) (H Major: Business Administration Ma Personal: son of Edward Wisdom and Pe Angie Hughes...born 10/22/89 An

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Kic Kicker/Punter 5-10, 185, R-Freshman 5Nolensville, Tenn. No (Ravenwood HS) (R Major: Civil Engineering Ma Personal: Margarita Cardona... Pe bo born 01/26/90

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Wid Receiver Wide 6-2, 175, R-Freshman 6-2 South Pittsburg, Tenn. Sou (So (South Pittsburg HS) Maj Major: Business Administration Per Personal: son of Phyllis Pendergrass... born 11/03/88 bor

HIGH SCHOOL: Named all-state honorable mention and all-county...Senior year named to Florida Super 11...

JJohn Lopez

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Def Defensive Line 6-3, 260, Sophomore 6-3 baton Rouge, La. bat (Capitol CPA for Boys HS) (Ca Major: Physical Education Ma Personal: Herbert and Jackie Wallace... Per born 04/28/89 bor

HIGH SCHOOL: Named all-regio all-region first team offense...Team offensive MVP...

Jeremy Broadway Je

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Wid Receiver Wide 6-0, 195, Graduate 6-0 Houston, Texas Ho (Oklahoma State) (Ok Major: Ma Personal: son of Regina Johnson, Renee Pe Broadway and Jeff McConnell... Bro born 09/07/86 bor 2005-2008 at Oklahoma State: Played in 28 games...Caught 17 passes

covering 269 yards...Numbers include two touchdowns...Redshirted 2006 season due to injury...

HIGH SCHOOL (Booker T. Washington HS): Caught 25 passes as a high school senior for 635 yards and six touchdowns...Named first-team alldistrict...

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Player Profiles -Newcomers MMarques Wilkins

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DDemardre Dean

Wi Receiver Wide 66-0, 195, Graduate Decatur, Ill. De (University of Illinois) (U Major: Ma Personal: son of Tony and Melverta Pe Wilkins ...born 10/27/87 Wi

2006-2007 2006 2007 at University of IIllinois: Played in 21 games...Caught 3 passes

2007-2008 at Coahoma CC: Rookie of the Year Award... MACJC All-Star...

covering 78 yards...Numbers include one tackle...

Named Most Valuable Player...JUCO All-America candidate...

HIGH SCHOOL (MacArthur HS): Chicago Tribune special mention All-State...

HIGH SCHOOL (Ridgeway HS): Two time all-Shelby Metro...

Champaign News-Gazette All-State...Unanimous Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year selection...A four-star recruit according to Rivals.com...PrepStar AllAmerican...Sixth-rated player from the state of Illinois and 29th best receiver in the country...Caught 23 receptions for 421 yards and three touchdowns as a senior...Rushed for 780 yards on 100 carries and 12 touchdowns...Also returned punts and kickoffs, averaging 29.1 yards per kick return and scoring on a punt return...Recorded 1,741 all-purpose yards in 2005 ... Three-year varsity starter ... Nominated to play in the U.S. Army All-Star game ... Played in just five games in 2004 due to injury ... Totaled 600 yards receiving and 600 yards rushing in junior season ... 17 total touchdowns in 2004...Recorded the most bench press reps at the 2005 Ann Arbor Nike Training Camp...

Lewis Dawson Le

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Lin Linebacker 5-11, 220, Junior 5Nashville, Tenn. Na (Sewanee University of the South) (S Major: Economics Ma Personal: son of Lewis Dawson, Sr.... Pe bo born 01/17/86

JJohn Jones, Jr.

HIGH SCHOOL (Montgomery Bell HS): Two time all-Super Seven...Helped MBA to 2002 and 2003 state titles...Clinic Bowl MVP 2002...

BBrent Davis

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Of Offensive Line 6-3, 275, Junior 6Memphis, Tenn. Me (Overton HS) (O Major: Human Performance Sports Sciences Ma Personal: son of Brinda and Cassius Pe Davis...born 06/24/89 Da HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL: TTwo year starter on the offensive and defensive line...

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Li Linebacker 66-3, 215, Junior SSarasota, Fla. (University of Florida) (U MMajor: African Studies PPersonal: son of Marilyn and John Jones... bborn 06/24/89 2007-2008 at University of Flo Florida: Has appeared in 29 games...Collected 28

tackles, 17 solo tackles...Registered one tackle for a loss and one pass-breakup...

HIGH SCHOOL (Booker HS): A two-way player who was rated eighth among

middle linebackers according to Scout.com…Played as a combination linebacker/ end and a wide receiver for Booker…Was chosen as a member of the secondteam all-state defense in Florida…On defense, recorded 70 tackles, 23 sacks and five fumble recoveries in his junior year…During that season, he had 33 receptions for 484 yards and scored six touchdowns…Rated 26th among outside linebackers according to Rivals.com...

2006-2007 at Sewannee Un University of the South: Played in 17 games...

Collected 116 tackles (73 solo, 53 asst.)... Registered 14 tackles for losses and 6.5 sacks...Tallied three forced fumbles and five pass break-ups...

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Of Offensive Line 6-3, 350, Junior 6Memphis, Tenn. Me (Coahoma CC) (C Major: Undecided Ma Personal: son of Carolyn Spikner... Pe born 01/31/89 bo

DDarius Myers

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Of Offensive Line 6-4, 305, Junior 6Memphis, Tenn. Me (University of Tennessee - Knoxville) (U Major: Psychology Ma Personal: son of Laverne Nixon and Lee Pe Nixon....born 06/16/86 Ni 2006-2007 at University of TTennessee: Played in two games as a reserve on the offensive line...

HIGH SCHOOL: Originally signed with Tennessee in 2005 but attended Hargrave

Military Academy...Made All-Prep team at Hargrave...Associated Press and Tennessee Sportswriters Class 5A All-State as high school senior...Memphis Commercial Appeal Best of the Preps and Region 7-5A MVP...Twice earned AllArea honors ... Had 104 knockdown blocks in 2004....Tennessee vs. Kentucky allstar...No. 14 player in prep school...Finalist for Tennessee Mr. Football...


Player Profiles -Newcomers Cornelius Coleman Co

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Lin Linebacker 6-0, 225, Junior 6-0 Milan, Tenn. Mil (Milan HS) (Mi Major: Maj Personal: son of Deborah Coleman and Per Billy Graves...born 12/21/87 Bill HIGH SCHOOL: Named team cap captain and MVP... Named all-region twice...

Calvin Roberts

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Wide Receiver 6-1, 190, Junior Nashville, Tenn. (Scottsdale CC) Major: Special Education Personal: son of Annette and Calvin Roberts...born 05/01/88 2007-2008 at Scottsdale CC: All-Western States Football team...Played in 16 games...Caught 19 receptions for 334 yards and four touchdowns...

HIGH SCHOOL (Whites Creek HS): Two-time all-sate in football...Three to time all-region...named all-Metro...Three time all-region in basketball...

Roger Gaines

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Offensive Line 6-7, 325, Sophomore Goodletsville, Tenn. (White House HS) Major: Undecided Personal: son of Roger and Laurita Gaines...born 06/24/89

HIGH SCHOOL: Graded out at 63 on ESPN college recruiting...Named to allregion and all-state teams...Finalist for Mr. Football - Lineman 3A...

Donte’e Nicholls

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Defensive Lineman 6-2, 320, Sophomore Pompano Beach, Fla. (University of South Carolina) Major: Inter Disciplinary Studies Personal: son of Carolyn and Dwight Reed...born 07/04/88 2007-2008 07 22008 0088 at UUniversity off SSouthh CCarolina: l Redshirted...

HIGH SCHOOL (Blanch Ely HS): Three-star prospect by Rivals.com...

Considered the 49th-best defensive tackle prospect in the nation and the 93rd-best player in the state of Florida by Rivals.com...Considered a three-star prospect and the 49th-best defensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com....First team all-American...Selected to Broward County Super 11...Collected 56 tackles, eight fumble recoveries...Posted two interceptions and nine sacks...

BBlake Smith

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De Defensive End 6-3, 250, Sophomore 6Gr Green Belt, Md. (A (Akron) MMajor: Architectural Engineering Pe Personal: son of Edward and Sharon Smith... bo born 04/12/88

2007-2008 007 2008 20008 at Akron Akr kron RRedshirt Redshirted... d hi t d Akron:

HIGH SCHOOL (Roosevelt HS): Named honorable mention All-State and All-

PG County as a senior...Led Roosevelt to an 8-2 record...Recorded 128 tackles with 22 sacks in 2005...Named honorable mention All-Metro and played in the PG County All-Star game ...Had 15 tackles, including nine sacks, in one game...

JJoseph Wylie

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Li Linebacker 6-3, 205, Sophomore 6Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Ft (Boyd-Anderson HS) (B MMajor: Undecided Personal: son of Ronald Bright and Pe nephew of Tammy Lee...born 02/05/91 ne 2008 att UUniversity i it off Mi Miami:i Played in one game recording one tackle... HIGH SCHOOL (Boyd Anderson): As a senior in 2007, helped his team to a 9-1 record... Made more than 100 tackles and one interception... Played free safety (40 tackles and five interceptions), quarterback and receiver as a junior in 2006... Ranked as the No. 27 safety and the No. 51 player in Florida by Rivals.com... Rated as the No. 52 safety and the No. 74 player in Florida by Scout.com. Ranked as the No. 56 safety by ESPN... Named to All-Broward team by Miami Herald...

RRonald Bright

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Li Linebacker 66-4, 240, Freshman SSarasota, Fla. (Riverview HS) (R MMajor: Undecided PPersonal: son of Ronald Bright and nephew of Tammy Lee...born 02/05/91 ne

HIGH SCHOOL: Against Ft. Myers collected three carries for 34 yards...

KKadeem Edwards

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Of Offensive Line 6-3, 290, Freshman 6Sanford, Fla. (Seminole HS) Sa MMajor: Undecided Personal: son of Rosemary Hampton Pe and Joseph Samuel...born 01/24/91 an

HIGH GGH SC SCHOOL SCHOOL: CHOOL Th TThird h d team 6AA all-state...Help ll H l lleadd SSeminole l HS to a 2008 football State championship coming back from a 21-point deficit...

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Player Profiles -Newcomers To Toney Gurley, Jr.

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Qu Quarterback 6-1, 180, Freshman 6Gurley, Ala. Gu (Madison County HS) (M Major: Criminal Justice Ma Personal: son of Norris Pe and Toney Gurley...born 05/05/91 an

HIGH GGH SCH SCHOOL SCHOOL: HOOL FFootball, b ll all-state all-stat ll honorable h bl mention, all-region, ll all-area ll MVP... MVP Help lead team to a 2007 basketball state championship...

JJarron Guthrie

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Lin Linebacker 6-1, 210, Freshman 6Nashville, Tenn. Na (H (Hunters Lane HS) Ma Major: Undecided Pe Personal: son of Petrina Guthrie and Ro Robbin Perry, Sr...born 06/13/91

HIGH SCHOOL: 2008 First team all-city...2009 Defensive MVP...Hume Award finalist...

Hunter Howard Hu

Def Defensive Line 6-0, 210, Freshman 6-0 Franklin, Tenn. Fra (Franklin HS) (Fr Major: Agricultural Science Maj Personal: son of Angie Rice... Per born 01/05/91 bor

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HIGH SCHOOL: Named to academ academic all-Region...Led team the the 2009 football state championship finishing as the runner-up...

JJoseph Hills

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W Receiver Wide 6-2, 290, Freshman 6Orlando, Fla. Or (Colonial HS) (C MMajor: Criminal Justice Personal: son of Jamie Kemp... Pe born 08/07/91 bo 2007-2008 at University of South Carolina: Played in 11 of 13 games, making three starts... caught 11 passes for 87 yards with one touchdown...

HIGH SCHOOL (Palmetto HS): Logged over 500 yards receiving and 11

touchdowns and added four interceptions playing wide receiver, tight end and safety as a senior... participated in the Offense-Defense All-Star Game in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.... Considered a four-star prospect and 27th best “athlete” in the nation by Rivals.com... 37th-best player in the state of Florida... Rated a threestar prospect and the nation’s 89th-best wide receiver by Scout.com... Ranked as the 84th-best player in the state of Florida by SuperPrep...

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JJames Lewter

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Of Offensive Line 6-3, 305, Washington, D. C. 6(B (Ballou HS) Ma Major: Communications/Journalism Pe Personal: son of James and De Debora Lewter...born 02/23/91

HIGH SCHOOL SCHOOL: All EEast selection...Selected l to play in Northeast vs. New Jersey Classic...DCIAA all-star selection...

Jonathan Martin Jo

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MMichael Murphy

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Off Offensive Line 6-5, 320, Freshman 6-5 Columbus, Ga. Col (Carver HS) (Ca Major: Physical Education Maj Personal: son Mesteenguett West... Per born 04/03/90 bor HIGH SCHOOL: Named to MMaxpreps Georgia Preseason All State Team...

De Defensive Line 6-4, 285, Freshman 6-4 Lewisburg, Tenn. Lew (Marshall County HS) (M Major: Undecided Ma Personal: son of Jim and Roxie Murphy... Pe born 04/04/91 bo HIGH SCHOOL: Four starter oon varsity...Two time all-region...Selected to Preseason all-state senior year...Collected more than 100 tackles and five sacks...2008 defensive lineman MVP in region-5-3A...

Tyson Kemp Ty

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Off Offensive Line 6-1, 296, Freshman 6-1 Orlando, Fla. Orl (Colonial HS) (Co Major: Criminal Justice Maj Personal: son of Jamie Kemp... Per born 08/07/91 bor

HIGH GH SCHOOL SCHOOL: SSelected l t d tto CCentral t Florida all-star game...named to all conference team... Three time district champion in shot put... Regional champion in discus... State runner-up in shot put...


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Trabis Ward

Running Back 5-10, 185, Freshman Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Dillard HS) Major: Undecided Personal: son of Brian Smith... born 08/18/90

W Receiver Wide 6-3, 180, Freshman 6MMemphis, Tenn. (W (Whitehaven HS) MMajor: Speech Communications Pe Personal: son of Sheila Washington... bo born 05/31/91

HIGH SCHOOL: Named to AutoZ AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star game... Received Region 8 5A honors...Scored seven touchdowns senior season...

GG.R. Pulley

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Lo Snapper Long 6-0, 220, Freshman 6Nashville, Tenn. Na (H (Hillsboro HS) MMajor: Special Education Pe Personal: son of russ and Trish Pulley... born 07/29/91 bo

HIGH SCHOOL: Graded out at 79 on ESPNU College Recruiting... Given Honorable Mention FSWA 5A RB....One of the top RB prospects in South Florida...Ran for over 1,000 yards as a junior (232 att. 1,703 yards 21 TDs)...Senior season (204 att. 1288 yards 6.31 yards per carry 128.8 yards per game)...Scored a total of 66 points (11 TDs)...Caught seven receptions for 98 yards averaging 14 yards per catch and 9.8 yards per game scored one TD reception...Named to first team all-State, all-Region and all-America...Finished high school career with more than 5, 600 rushing yards and 52 touchdowns...

Devin Wilson

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Kicker 5-11, 185, Freshman Chattanooga, Tenn. (Chattanooga Central HS) Major: Athletic Training Personal: born 07/27/91

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HIGH SCHOOL: All region junior and senior year...Named all-region in track

and field...

AAnthony Woods

40 yards per punt...Connected 10 field goals...

De Defensiveback 6-4, 185, Freshman 6-4 Miami, Fla. Mia (Booker T. Washington HS) (Bo Major: Undecided Ma Personal: Pe son of Tedi Whiston so born 03/06/1991 bo

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HIGH SCHOOL: Named to all state team...selected Defensive Player of the Year...Led team in interceptions with five...Collected 150 tackles...

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Of Offensive Lineman 66-4, 345, Freshman Detroit, Mich. De (M (Michigan State) Ma Major: Undecided Pe Personal: son of Anthony and Th Theresa Woods...born 12/25/89

HIGH SCHOOL: Named to Best of the Preps...selected to all-region...Averaged

DDavid Van Dyke

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Wide Receiver 6-3, 190, Freshman Nashville, Tenn. (Pope John Paul HS) Major: Undecided Personal: son of Tina Holder, Mack Wilson and Ronnie Perkins...born 10/13/90

HIGH SCHOOL: Played center an and helped lead Hillsboro to a state championship

Robert Vipond

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2008 at Michigan State: Reds Redshirted... HIGH SCHOOL (Melvindale HS): Ranked among the nation’s top offensive

tackles by Rivals.com (No. 65)...Rated among the country’s top offensive guards by Scouts, Inc. (No. 69)...Llisted among the nation’s top defensive tackles by Scout.com (No. 120)...Named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team...Ranked among the state’s top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 18), The Detroit News (No. 25), Scouts, Inc. (No. 26), Scout.com (No. 26) and Detroit Free Press (No. 32)...Utilized as a two-way player as a senior, starting at offensive guard and defensive tackle ...Anchored an offensive line that allowed only one sack during the 2007 season and helped average better than 300 yards total offense per game...Recorded 68 tackles as a senior, including three sacks...Three-year starter and two-time captain...Also lettered in basketball and track at Mackenzie . . .

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2009 Tennessee State Uni

(First Row) 1a Calvin McNairl, 1b Eugene Clifford, 2 Trabis Ward, 3 Ozzie Harrell, 4 Rayshawn Weatherspoon, Head Coach James Webster, 10 John Jones Jr., 11 Michael Becker, 12 Travis James, 14 Toney Gurley, 13 Jerem 19 Joseph Wylie, 20 John Lopez, 21 Marquez Hall, 23 Justin Jenkins, 24 Marcus Snow, 25 Terrance Wright, 26 33 Jamal Coleman, 34 Taylor Cisneros, 35 Tracy Sims, 36 Brandon Bather, 37 Ronald Bright, 38 Preston Bro 45 Justin Bather, 46 Pierre Washington, 47 Rico Council, 49 Johntae Gleaves, 52 Miquel Hall, 53 Kellen Wooda 61 Darius Myers, 62 Stuart McClean, (Fourth Row) 64 James Lewter, 65 Gershom Jordan, 66 Jonathan Mar 75 Rogers Gaines, 76 Alex Davis, 77 Kadeem Edwards, 78 Justin Ridgeway, 79 Donte’e Nicholls, (Fifth Row) 8 Athletic Training Staff - Monroe Abram, Dustin Hall, Sydnee McGee, Penny Montgomery, Ebonie Bush, Chakaiy 98 Sidney Tarver, 99 Jason Townson (Sixth Row) Rod Reed, Chuck Losey, Justin Pearson, Ira Thompson, Ton Jr., Reno Thompson.

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versity Tiger Football Team

5 Dominique Grooms, 6 Anthony Levine, 7a Marcus Broxie, 7b Julian Sample, 8 Calvin Roberts, 9 Marquez Wilkens, my Perry, 15 Jonathan Moore, 16 Jeremy Broadway, 17 Rodney Fritz, 18 Johnnie Poole II, (Second Row) Ty’Ron Johnson, 27 Kalvin Baker, 29 Ryan Berry, 30 Sean Cunningham, 31 Brandon Hardin, 32 Donte’ Thomas, own, 39 G.R. Pulley, 40 Jarron Guthrie, (Third Row) 41 Steve Shelton, 43 Lewis Dawson, 44 James Andrews, ard, 54 Deonte Kilgore, 57 Renaloski St. Fleur, 58 Dumaka Atkins, 59 Blake Smith, 60 Sherman Carter, rtin, 68 Duvall Young, 69 Charles Sparkman, 70 Brent Davis, 72 Roger Morris, 73 John Brown, 74 Demardre Dean, 80 Enoch Hill, 81 Chris Collins, 82 Josh Gregory, 83 Jeremy Pryor, 84 Kwame Patrick, 88 Devin Wilson, a Miles, Patrice Elder, 89 Robert Vipond, 93 Malcolm Crawford, 95 Lamar Wallace, 97 Michael Murphy, ny Pierce, Shannon Harris, Fred Kaiss, Cedric Williams, Orlando Mitjans, Osita Alaribe, Anthony Blevins, Curtis Frye,

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2009 Numerical Roster No. 1a 1b 2 3 4 5 6 7a 7b 8 9 10 11 12 14 13 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 27 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 50

First Calvin Eugene Trabis Ozzie Rayshawn Dominique Anthony Marcus Julian Calvin Marquez John Michael Travis Toney Jeremy Jonathan Jeremy Rodney Johnnie Joseph John Marquez Justin Marcus Terrance Ty’Ron Kalvin Ryan Sean Brandon Donte Jamal Taylor Tracy Brandon Ronald Preston G.R. Jarron Steve Eric Lewis

Last Name McNairl Clifford Ward Harrell Weatherspoon Grooms Levine Broxie Sample Roberts Wilkens Jones Jr. Becker James Gurley Perry Moore Broadway Fritz Poole II Wylie Lopez Hall Jenkins Snow Wright Johnson Baker Berry Cunningham Hardin Thomas Coleman Cisneros Sims Bather Bright Brown Pulley Gurthrie Shelton Wisdom Dawson

Pos. QB DB RB DB DB QB DB DL WR WR WR LB QB WR QB QB WR WR DL WR DB K DB DB DB RB DB LB RB DB DB RB DB P FB DB LB RB LS LB DB RB LB

Ht. 5-11 6-2 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-1 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-1 5-9 6-3 5-10 5-9 6-2 5-10 5-10 5-9 6-1 5-7 6-2 5-10 6-1 6-0 5-10 5-11 6-1 6-4 5-10 6-0 6-1 6-1 5-8 5-11

Wt. 190 195 210 200 185 205 195 250 215 190 190 215 190 175 180 205 170 195 245 180 205 185 175 185 205 190 180 260 165 205 185 210 185 195 235 195 240 200 220 210 175 205 220

Cl. R-Soph. Jr. Fr. Jr. R-Fr. R-Jr. Sr. R-Jr. Sr. Jr. Grad. Jr. R-Fr. R-Fr. Fr. R-Soph Soph. Grad. Sr. Jr. Soph. R-Fr. R-Jr. R-Soph. R-Soph. R-Jr. R-Sr. R-Sr. R-Fr. R-Fr. Soph. R-Soph. Jr. Jr. Soph. R-Jr. Fr. R-Jr. Fr. Fr. R-Fr. R-Fr. Jr.

Hometown\Last School Paris, Tenn. (Henry Ctny HS) Cincinnati, Ohio (Ohio State) Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Dillard HS) Lithonia, Ga. (Army) S. Pittsburg, Tenn. (S. Pittsburgh HS) Tampa, Fla. (Univ. of Missouri) Winston-Salem, N.C. (R.J. Reynolds HS) Tampa, Fla. (West Virginia) Las Vegas, Nev. (Western HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Scottsdale CC) Decatur, Ill. (Illinois) Sarasota, Fla. (University of Florida) Nolensville, Tenn. (Ravenwood HS) Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Boyd Anderson HS) Gurley, Ala. (Gurley HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Middle Tennessee State) Nashville, Tenn. (Maplewood HS) Houston, Texas (Oklahoma State) Kansas City, Mo. (LA-Pierce CC) St. Petersburg, Fla. (Pima CC) Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Miami) Nolensville, Tenn. (Ravenwood HS) Shorter, Ala. (Vanderbilt) Atlanta, Ga. (Dunwoody HS) Homestead, Fla. (South Dade HS) Houston, Texas (Westside HS) Richmond, Calif. (Laney CC) Columbus, Ga. (University of Florida) Nashville, Tenn. (Father Ryan HS) Knowville, Tenn. (Bearden HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Ezell-Harding Acad) Dallas, Texas (D.T. White HS) Hammond, Ind. (Iowa Central CC) Mt. Juliet, Tenn. (Mt. Juliet HS) Chattanooga, Tenn. (Red Bank HS) LaVergne, Tenn. (LaVergne HS) Sarasota, Fla. (Riverview HS) Antioch, Tenn. (Arkansas State) Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Hunters Lane HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Stratford HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Hunters Lane HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Sewanee)


2009 Numerical Roster No. 44 45 46 47 49 52 53 54 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 88 89 93 95 97 98 99

First Name James Justin Pierre Rico Johntae Miquel Kellen Deonte Renaloski Dumaka Blake Sherman Darius Stuart Anthony James Gershom Jonathan Tyson Duvall Charles Brent Roger John Demardre Roger Alex Kadeem Justin Donte’e Enoch Chris Josh Jeremy Kwame Joseph Javier Devin Robert Malcolm Lamar Michael Sidney Jason

Last Name Andrews Bather Washington Council Gleaves Hall Woodard Kilgore St. Fleur Atkins Smith Carter Myers McClean Woods Lewter Jordan Martin Kemp Young Sparkman Davis Morris Brown Dean Gaines Davis Edwards Ridgeway Nicholls Hill Collins Gregory Pryor Patrick Hills Jackson Wilson Vipond Crawford Wallace Murphy Tarver Townson

Pos. LB DB RB LB FB DL DL LB LB OL DE OL OL OL OL OL DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DL TE WR TE WR WR WR WR WR K DL DL DL LB DL

Ht. 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-5 6-5 6-2 6-1 5-10 6-3 6-5 6-3 6-3 6-7 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-2 6-5 6-0 6-5 6-3 5-11 6-4 5-10 6-3 5-11 6-1 6-3 6-4 6-5 6-4

Wt. 205 185 215 254 260 240 255 215 245 305 250 300 305 300 345 305 320 320 290 300 320 275 355 320 350 325 350 290 275 320 280 190 245 180 180 200 170 190 185 310 260 285 240 285

Cl. R-Sr. R-Fr. Jr. Soph. R-Fr. Sr. Sr. Soph. Soph. Sr. Soph. R-Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. R-Jr. Jr. Sr. R-Fr. Jr. Soph. Jr. Fr. Jr. Soph. Soph. Jr. Soph. Fr. R-Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Soph. Fr. Jr. Sr.

Hometown\Last School Nashville, Tenn. (Hunters Lane HS) LaVergne, Tenn. (LaVergne HS) Ripley, Tenn. (Ripley HS) Chattanooga, Tenn. (Howard HS) Gallatin, Tenn. (Gallatin HS) Detroit, Mich. (Detroit Central HS) Beverly Hills, Mich. (Western Michigan) Marietta, Ga. (Osborne HS) Hollywood, Fla. (Hollywood HS) Sarasota, Fla. (Florida State) Green Belt, Md. (Akron) LaVergne, Tenn. (LaVergne HS) Memphis, Tenn. (UT Knoxville) Dallas, Texas (Newman Smith HS) Detroit, Mich. (Michigan State University) Washington, D.C. (Ballou HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Whites Creek HS) Columbus, Ga. (Carver HS) Orlando, Fla. (Colonial HS) Clemson, S.C. (D.W. Daniel HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Pearl-Cohn HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Overton HS) Jonesboro, Ga. (Ball State) Nashville, Tenn. (Father Ryan HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Cohoma CC) Goodletsville, Tenn. (White House HS) Sarasota, Fla. (Riverview HS) Sanford, Fla. (Seminole HS) Pleasant Grove, Ala. (Minor HS) Pompano Beach, Fla. (University of South Carolina) Clarksville, Tenn. (Clarksville HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Collierville HS) Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Oak Ridge HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven HS) Prattville, Ala. (University of Alabama-Birmingham) Palmetto, Fla. (University of South Carolina) Memphis, Tenn. (Kirby) Nashville, Tenn. (Pope John Paul HS) Chattanooga, TN (Chattanooga Central) Memphis, TN (Mississippi Delta CC) Baton Rouge, La. (Capitol PCA) Lewisburg, Tenn. (Marshall County HS) Chattanooga, Tenn. (Baylor HS) St. Louis, Mo. (University of Missouri)

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2009 Alphabetical Roster Last Name Andrews Atkins Baker Bather Bather Becker Berry Bright Broadway Brown Brown Broxie Carter Cisneros Clifford Coleman Coleman Collins Council Crawford Cunningham Davis Davis Dawson Dean Edwards Fritz Gaines Gleaves Gregory Grooms Gurley Guthrie Hall Hall Hardin Harrell Harris Hill Hills Jackson James Jenkins Johnson 52

First Name James Dumaka Kalvin Brandon Justin Michael Ryan Ronald Jeremy Preston John Marcus Sherman Taylor Eugene Jamal Cornelius Chris Rico Malcolm Sean Brent Alex Lewis Demardre Kadeem Rodney Roger Johntae Josh Dominique Toney Jarron Marquez Miquel Brandon Ozzie Kyrie Enoch Joseph Javier Travis Justin Ty’Ron

# 44 58 27 36 45 11 29 37 16 38 73 7a 60 34 1b 33 13b 81 47 93 30 70 76 43 74 77 17 75 49 82 5 14 40 21 52 31 3 92 80 85 86 12 23 26

Pos. LB OL LB DB DB QB RB LB WR RB OL DL OL P DB DB LB WR LB DL DB OL OL LB OL OL DL OL FB TE QB QB LB DB DL DB DB DL TE WR WR WR DB DB

Ht 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-1 6-0 6-1 5-7 6-4 6-0 5-10 6-3 6-4 6-3 5-10 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-3 6-3 5-11 6-3 6-4 6-1 6-7 6-0 6-5 6-2 6-1 6-1 5-9 6-3 5-10 6-0 6-3 6-5 6-4 5-10 5-10 6-2 5-9

Wt 205 305 260 195 185 190 165 240 195 200 320 250 300 195 195 185 225 190 254 310 205 275 350 220 350 290 245 325 260 245 205 180 210 175 240 185 200 260 280 200 190 175 185 180

Cl R-Sr. Sr.. Sr. R-Jr. R-Fr. R-Fr. R-Fr. Fr. Grad. R-Jr. R-Fr. R-Jr. R-Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Soph. Jr. R-Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Soph. R-Fr. Soph. R-Jr. Fr. Fr. R-Jr. Sr. Soph. Jr. Fr. Soph. Jr. Sr. R-Fr. R-Soph. R-Sr.

Hometown\Last School Nashville, Tenn. (Hunters Lane HS) Sarasota, Fla. (Florida State) Columbus, Ga. (Univ. of Florida) LaVergne, Tenn. (LaVergne HS) LaVergne, Tenn. (LaVergne HS) Nolensville, Tenn. (Ravenwood HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Father Ryan HS) Sarasota, Fla. (Riverview HS) Houston, Texas (Oklahoma State) Antioch, Tenn. (Arkansas State) Nashville, Tenn. (Father Ryan HS) Tampa, FL (West Virginia) LaVergne, Tenn. (LaVergne HS) Mt. Juliet, Tenn. (Mt. Juliet HS) Cincinnati, Ohio (Ohio State) Hammond, Ind. (Iowa Central CC) Milan, Tenn. (Milan HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Collierville HS) Chattanooga, Tenn. (Howard HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Mississippi Delta CC) Knowville, Tenn. (Bearden HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Overton HS) Sarasota, Fla. (Riverview HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Sewanee) Memphis, Tenn. (Cohoma CC) Sanford, Fla. (Seminole HS) Kansas City, Mo. (LA-Pierce CC) Goodletsville, Tenn. (White House HS) Gallatin, Tenn. (Gallatin HS) Oak Ridge, Tenn. (Oak Ridge HS) Tampa, Fla. (University of Missouri) Gurley, Ala. (Gurley HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Hunters Lane HS) Shorter, Ala. (Vanderbilt) Detroit, Mich. (Detroit Central HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Ezell-Harding Acad.) Lithonia, Ga. (Army) McMinnville, Tenn. (Warren County HS) Clarksville, Tenn. (Clarksville HS) Palmetto, Fla. (Univ. of South Carolina) Memphis, Tenn. (Kirby) Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Boyd Anderson HS) Atlanta, Ga. (Dunwoody HS) Richmond, Calif. (Laney CC)


Last Name Jones, Jr. Jordan Kemp Kilgore Levine Lewter Lopez Martin McClean McNairl Moore Morris Murphy Myers Nicholls Patrick Perry Pryor Poole II Pulley Ridgeway Roberts Sample Shelton Sims Smith Snow Sparkman St. Fleur Tarver Thomas Townson Vipond Wallace Ward Washington Weatherspoon Wilkens Wilson Wisdom Woodard Woods Wright Wylie Young

First Name John Gershom Tyson Deonte Anthony James John Jonathan Stuart Calvin Jonathan Roger Michael Darius Donte’e Kwame Jeremy Jeremy Johnnie G. R. Justin Calvin Julian Steve Tracy Blake Marcus Charles Renaloski Sidney Donte Jason Robert Lamar Trabis Pierre Rayshawn Marquez Devin Eric Kellen Anthony Terrance Joseph Duvall

# 10 65 67 54 6 64 20 66 62 1a 15 72 97 70 79 84 13a 83 18 39 78 8 7b 41 35 59 24 69 57 98 32 99 89 95 2 46 4 9 88 42 53 63 25 19 68

Pos. LB DL OL LB DB OL K OL OL QB WR OL DL OL DL WR QB WR WR LS OL WR WR DB FB DE DB OL LB LB RB DL K DL RB RB DB WR WR RB DL OL RB DB OL

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

Wt. 215 320 290 215 195 305 185 320 300 190 170 355 285 305 320 180 205 180 180 220 275 190 215 175 235 250 205 320 245 240 210 285 185 260 210 215 185 190 190 205 255 345 190 205 300

2009 Alphabetical Roster

Cl. Jr. Jr. Fr. Soph. Sr. Fr. R-Fr. Fr. Sr. R-Soph. R-Soph. Sr. Fr. Jr. R-Soph. R-Sr. R-Soph. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. R-Fr. Soph. Soph. R-Soph. R-Jr. Soph. Jr. R-Soph. Sr. Fr. Soph. Fr. Jr. R-Fr. Grad. Fr. R-Fr. Sr. Fr. R-Jr. Soph Sr.

Hometown\Last School Sarasota, Fla. (University of Florida) Nashville, Tenn. (Whites Creek HS) Orlando, Fla. (Colonial HS) Marietta,Ga. (Osborne HS) Winston-Salem, N.C. (R.J. Reynolds HS) Washington, D.C. (Ballou HS) Nolensville, Tenn. (Ravenwood HS) Columbus, Ga. (Carver HS) Dallas, Texas (Newman Smith HS) Paris, Tenn. (Henry County HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Maplewood HS) Jonesboro, Ga. (Ball State) Lewisburg, Tenn. (Marshall County HS) Memphis, Tenn. (UT Knoxville) Pompano Beach, Fla. (South Carolina) Prattville, Ala. (Alabama-Birmingham) Memphis, Tenn. (Middle Tennessee State) Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven HS) St. Petersburg, Fla. (Pima CC) Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro HS) Pleasant Grove, Ala. (Minor HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Scottsdale CC) Las Vegas, Nev. (Western HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Stratford HS) Chattanooga, Tenn. (Red Bank HS) Green Belt, Md. (Akron) Homestead, Fla. (South Dade HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Pearl-Cohn HS) Hollywood, Fla. (Hollywood HS) Chattanooga, Tenn. (Baylor HS) Dallas, Texas (D.T. White HS) St. Louis, Mo. (University of Missouri) Chattanooga, Tenn. (Chat. Central HS) Baton Rouge, La. (Capitol PCA) Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Dillard HS) Ripley, Tenn. (Ripley HS) South Pittsburg, Tenn. (South Pittsburgh HS) Decatur, Ill. (Illinois) Nashville, Tenn. (Pope John Paul HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Hunters Lane HS) Beverly Hills, Mich. (Western Michigan) Detroit, Mich. (Michigan State University) Houston, Texas (Westside HS) Ft. Lauderdal, Fla. (Miami) Clemson, S.C. (D.W. Daniel HS)

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OVC Preseason Ohio Valley Conference 2009 Predicted Order of Finish (Selected by OVC Head Football Coaches and Sports Information Directors) 1. Eastern Kentucky(10 first-place votes) - 105 2. UT Martin(4) - 92 3. Eastern Illinois(2) - 89 4. Tennessee State(1) - 74 5. Murray State(1) - 61 6. Tennessee Tech - 35 7. Austin Peay - 33 8. Southeast Missouri - 33 Note: Jacksonville State is not eligible for the OVC Championship (NCAA APR penalties) and therefore is not ranked. (7 points awarded for a first-place vote, 6 for second, etc. - Coaches and SID’s could not vote for their own teams) 2009 Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference Football Team (Selected by OVC Head Basketball Coaches and Sports Information Directors) Preseason Offensive Player of the Year: Cade Thompson (QB), UT Martin Preseason Defensive Player of the Year: Austen Lane (DE), Murray State

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2009 OVC Preseason Team 2008 OVC Second and All-Newcomer Team

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Dumaka Atkins Ryan Berry Justin Jenkins Jeremy Perry Charles Sparkman Kellen Woodard Duvall Young

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OFFENSE Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown QB *Cade Thompson, UT Martin 6-2 190 Sr. Maryville, Tenn. RB **Brandyn Young, UT Martin 5-8 205 Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga. RB C.J. Walker, Eastern Kentucky 5-9 194 Sr. Altamonte Springs, Fla. WR *Mike Hicks, UT Martin 6-3 220 Sr. Jacksonville, Fla. WR **Derrick Townsel, Murray State 5-9 182 Sr. Memphis, Tenn. WR **Walter Peoples, Southeast Missouri 6-2 210 Sr. Glendale, Ariz. TE **DeAngelo Nelson, Murray State 6-1 235 Sr. Memphis, Tenn. C Reggie Wade, Jacksonville State 6-1 285 Sr. Tuscumbia, Ala. OG *Chaz Millard, Eastern Illinois 6-3 289 Sr. St. Charles, Ill. OG Eric Ornella, Murray State 6-4 295 Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio OT *Derek Hardman, Eastern Kentucky 6-6 292 Sr. Spencer, W.Va. OT **Joe Gibbs, UT Martin 6-5 290 Sr. Brilliant, Ala. DEFENSE Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown DL *Austen Lane, Murray State 6-7 270 Sr. Iola, Wis. DL **Brandt Thomas, Jacksonville State 6-3 290 Sr. Anniston, Ala. DL Chris Hall, Eastern Kentucky 6-3 252 Sr. Waynesville, N.C. DL Charlie Seivers, Tennessee Tech 6-3 250 Jr. Knoxville, Tenn. LB *Alexander Henderson, Jacksonville State 6-1 212 Sr. Mobile, Ala. LB **Daniel Becker, Austin Peay 6-3 230 Sr. Brentwood, Tenn. LB **Josh Bey, UT Martin 6-0 220 Jr. Springfield, Tenn. DB *Kevis Buckley, Austin Peay 5-10 185 Sr. Lexington, Tenn. DB *Carnell Clark, Jacksonville State 6-2 183 Sr. Birmingham, Ala. DB **Eugene Clifford, Tennessee State 6-2 195 Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio DB Taylor Lanigan, Murray State 6-1 210 Sr. Naples, Fla. SPECIALISTS Pos. Player, School Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown K Kienan Cullen, Murray State 6-3 224 So. Louisville, Ky. P *Doug Spada, Southeast Missouri 6-1 190 Sr. Shelby, N.C. RS *Terrence Holt, Austin Peay 5-8 165 Jr. Nashville, Tenn. * - 1st team All-OVC team in 2008 ** - 2nd team All-OVC team in 2008


Ohio Valley Conference

Ohio Valley Conference Beth DeBauche ......................................................................... Commissioner Brad Walker .....................AssociateCommissioner for Operations/COO Jennifer Gibbs ..................Assistant Commissioner for Championships Kyle Schwartz ...................Assistant Commissioner for Media Relations Bryan Pulley .....................Assistant Commissioner for External Affairs Heather Brown .................................................Director of Media Relations Rob Haucke...........................................Director of OVC Sports Properties Entering its 62nd 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 2008, for only the second time in the past decade, the Conference expanded by adding Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as the league’s 11th member. The move expanded the OVC’s geographical footprint to the St. Louis market and marked the first change in membership since expanding to the state of Alabama (Jacksonville State, Samford) in 2003. The OVC’s proud past dates back to 1948, but seeds for the new league were actually planted in 1941. It was then that Roy Stewart, the athletics director at Murray State, Charles (Turkey) Hughes, the athletics director at Eastern Kentucky, and Kelly Thompson, the public relations director at Western Kentucky, first broached the idea of forming a new conference. Discussions were put on hold by World War II, but reemerged Feb. 27-28, 1948 at the Kentucky Hotel in Louisville as the three original institutions combined with Morehead State, Louisville and Evansville to form the OVC.

Tennessee State University has been a member of the Ohio Valley Conference since 1986. The OVC is entering its 62nd year and continues to build upon the success that has made it the nation’s eigth oldest NCAA Division I conference. The conference consists of eleven institution, of which ten compete on the NCAA Division I FCS level. The Tigers won back-to-back OVC football titles in 1998 and 1999 and has represented the conference in two NCAA Playoffs.

In the 1950s, the OVC became a pioneer on a much more significant scale socially. During times of racial segregation, league member Morehead State became one of the first non-traditionally black mid-southern institutions to accept a black student. In 1958, Marshall Banks earned athletically-related aid at Morehead, which signed a second black athlete, Howard Murphy, a year later. In 1961, Murphy earned all-conference recognition as a halfback in football. With racial barriers broken, the rest of the institutions in the league began to provide educational and athletic opportunities to African-Americans.

The Ohio Valley Conference 215 Centerview, Suite 115 Brentwood, TN 37027

A first in the OVC occurred in 2008, when the league had a first round draft pick in both the NFL (Tennessee State’s Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) and Major League Baseball (Eastern Kentucky’s Christian Friedrich) Drafts in the same school year.

Telephone: (615) 371-1698 Fax: (615) 371-1788 Website: www.ovcsports.com

The playing field isn’t 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. The vision of leadership demonstrated by the Founding Fathers in 1948 remains alive today as the OVC 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 OVC 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 sixth 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. Tennessee State has been a member of the Ohio Valley Conference since 1986.

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OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE 2009 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Thursday, September 3 Iowa Wesleyan at UT Martin, 6:00 p.m. Quincy at Southeast Missouri, 6:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Indiana, 7:00 p.m. (Big Ten Network) Illinois State at Eastern Illinois, 7:00 p.m. Kentucky Wesleyan at Murray State, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 5 Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech, 12:00 p.m.

Alabama A&M at Tennessee State, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 17 *Tennessee Tech at Eastern Illinois, 1:30 p.m. *UT Martin at Eastern Kentucky, 2:00 p.m.

*Murray State at Tennessee State, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 24 *Eastern Illinois at Jacksonville State, 1:00 p.m. *Southeast Missouri at Tennessee Tech, 1:30 p.m. *Eastern Kentucky at Austin Peay, 6:00 p.m. *Murray State at UT Martin, 6:00 p.m.

Newberry at Austin Peay, 6:00 p.m. Thursday, September 10 Pikeville College at Tennessee Tech, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 12 Eastern Illinois at Indiana State, 12:05 p.m. Austin Peay at Youngstown State, 3:00 p.m. UT Martin at Missouri State, 3:00 p.m. Jacksonville State at Florida State, 5:00 p.m. (ESPN360) Murray State at North Carolina State, 5:00 p.m.

Tennessee State vs. Jackson State, 6:00 p.m. (Memphis, Tenn.) Southeast Missouri at Cincinnati, 6:30 p.m. (Fox Sports Ohio) Saturday, September 19 Murray State at Missouri State, 3:00 p.m. *Eastern Illinois at Southeast Missouri, 6:00 p.m. Jacksonville State at Alabama A&M, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 31 *Southeast Missouri at Eastern Kentucky, 12:00 p.m. *Eastern Illinois at Murray State, 1:00 p.m.

*Tennessee State at Tennessee Tech, 1:30 p.m. *Jacksonville State at Austin Peay, 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 7 *Austin Peay at Murray State, 1:00 p.m. *Jacksonville State at Southeast Missouri, 1:00 p.m.

*UT Martin at Tennessee State, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky, TBA Tennessee Tech at Georgia, TBA

Tennessee State at Southern, 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, November 14 *Tennessee Tech at Jacksonville State, 12:00 p.m. Western Carolina at Eastern Kentucky, 12:00 p.m. *Murray State at Southeast Missouri, 1:00 p.m. *UT Martin at Eastern Illinois, 1:30 p.m.

*Tennessee Tech at Eastern Kentucky, 6:00 p.m. Austin Peay at Illinois State, 6:30 p.m. UT Martin at Memphis, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 19

Saturday, September 26 Tennessee Tech at Kansas State, 1:10 p.m. Jacksonville State at Nicholls State, 3:00 p.m.

Tennessee State vs. Florida A&M, 3:00 p.m. (Atlanta, Ga.) *Eastern Illinois at Austin Peay, 6:00 p.m. *Southeast Missouri at UT Martin, 6:00 p.m. *Eastern Kentucky at Murray State, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 3 *UT Martin at Jacksonville State, 1:00 p.m. *Eastern Kentucky at Eastern Illinois, 1:30 p.m.

*Southeast Missouri at Tennessee State, 6:00 p.m.

*Tennessee State at Austin Peay, 4:00 p.m.

*Tennessee State at Eastern Illinois, 5:30 (ESPNU) Saturday, November 21 *Eastern Kentucky at Jacksonville State, 12:00 p.m. *Austin Peay at UT Martin, 1:00 p.m. Southern Illinois at Southeast Missouri, 1:00 p.m. *Murray State at Tennessee Tech, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, November 28 FCS Playoffs First Round (campus sites) Saturday, December 5 FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals (campus sites)

*Austin Peay at Tennessee Tech, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, October 10 *Austin Peay at Southeast Missouri, 1:00 p.m. *Tennessee Tech at UT Martin, 2:00 p.m. *Jacksonville State at Murray State, 3:00 p.m.

*Tennessee State at Eastern Kentucky, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Illinois at Penn State, TBA

Friday, December 11/Saturday, December 12 FCS Playoffs Semifinals (campus sites) Friday, December 18 FCS National Championship (Chattanooga, Tenn.) * - Denotes OVC contest All Times CENTRAL; dates and times subject to change

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2009 Opponents Game 1... Alabama A&M

September 5, 2009 - Nashville, Tenn. LP Field - 6;00 p.m. - John Merritt Classic

Game 2... Jackson State

September 12, 2009 - Memphis, Tenn. Liberty Bowl - 6;00 p.m. - Southern Heritage Classic

Anthony Jones Head Coach

Rick Comegy Head Coach

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Full Name: .............................................................................. Alabama A&M University Location:....................................................................................................Huntsville, Ala. Founded: .......................................................................................................................1875 Enrollment: ...............................................................................................................6,000 Athletics Director: ..................................................................................Betty K. Austin President: .........................................................................................Dr. Andrew Hugine Nickname: ............................................................................................................Bulldogs School Colors: .................................................................................. Maroon and White Stadium: ........................................................................................................Louis Crews Capacity: ..................................................................................................................21,000 Surface:......................................................................................................Natural Grass Affiliation:..................................................................................... NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference: ................................................................Southwestern Athletic (SWAC) Head Coach: ............................................................................................ Anthony Jones Alma Mater/Year:.......................................................................... Wichita State, 1984 School Record/Years:............................................................................54-28 (7 yrs.) Overall Record/Years: ...........................................................................72-41 (10 yrs.) Office Phone:..........................................................................................(256) 372-4014 2008 record: ................................................................................................................5-7 SWAC record/finish:..................................................................4-3 (SWAC East 2nd) Offense: .......................................................................................................Multiple - Pro Defense: ........................................................................................................................ 4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost...................................................................................38/21 Staters Returning/Lost ..........................................................................................18/6

Fullll NName: .............................................................................Jackson State University Location:....................................................................................................Jackson, Miss. Founded: .......................................................................................................................1877 Enrollment: ...............................................................................................................8,523 President: ............................................................................................Ronald Mason Jr. Athletics Director: ......................................................................Robert L. Braddy, Sr. Nickname: ................................................................................................................ Tigers School Colors: ........................................................................................ Blue and White Stadium: .....................................................Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium Capacity: .................................................................................................................60,492 Surface:......................................................................................................Natural Grass Affiliation:..................................................................................... NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference: ................................................................Southwestern Athletic (SWAC) Head Coach: ................................................................................................Rick Comegy Alma Mater/Year:...........................................................Millersville University, 1976 School Record/Years:..............................................................................21-14 (3 yrs.) Overall Record/Years: ........................................................................................ 129-65 Office Phone:..........................................................................................(601) 979-2295 2008 record: ................................................................................................................7-5 SWAC record/finish:...................................6-2/ SWAC Eastern Division Champions Offense: ..................................................................................................................Multiple Defense: ........................................................................................................................ 4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost................................................................................... 64/17 Staters Returning/Lost ...........................................................................................17/5

Series Record....................................................................................................TSU, 18-9 Series Record.............................................................................................TSU, 23-18-2

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2009 Schedule at Tennessee State Hampton Jacksonville State Arkansas Pine-Bluff vs. Tuskegee at Grambling at Alcorn State OPEN vs. Alabama State at Prairie View A&M Jackson State Mississippi Valley State

8/30 9/6 9/12 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/8 11/15 11/22

2008 Results Tennessee State (L 34-13) at Jacksonville St. (L 45-18) at Louisiana-Monroe (L 37-15) Central State (W 37-17) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (W 23-17) vs. Tuskegee (L 34-24) Grambling State (L 27-9) Alcorn St. (W 20-13) vs. Alabama State (W 17-16) Prarie View A&M (L 24-10) at Jackson State (L 37-21) at Mississippi Valley St.(W 58-23)

9/5 9/12 9/19 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 11/7 11/14 11/21

2009 Schedule at Mississippi State vs. Tennessee State Grambling State Southern Arkansas Pine-Bluff Texas Southern at Mississippi Valley State vs. Alabama State at Alabama A&M Alcorn State

8/31 9/6 9/13 9/20 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/8 11/15 11/22 12/13

2008 Results vs. Hampton (L 13-17) Stillman (W 17-7) vs. Tennessee State. (L 18-41) at Grambling State (L 5-14) Southern (L 28-35) at Arkansas Pine-BLuff (W 21-10) at Texas Southern (W 30-14) Mississippi Valley State (W 29-27) at Alabama State (W 20-0) Alabama A&M (W 37-21) vs. Alcorn State (W 26-21) Grambling State (L 9-41)


Game 3... Southern

September 19, 2009 - Baton Rouge, La. A. W. Mumford Stadium - 6;00 p.m.

2009 Opponents Game 4... Florida A&M

September 26, 2009 - Atlanta, Ga. Georgia Dome - 3;00 p.m. - Atlanta Classic

PPete Richardson Head Coach

Joe Taylor Head Coach

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Series Record............................................................................................. TSU, 22-18-2

Series Record............................................................................................. Tied, 24-24-1

Fullll NName: ...................................................................................... Southern University Location:................................................................................................Baton Rouge, La. Founded: ......................................................................................................................1880 Enrollment: ...............................................................................................................10,814 Interim President: ........................................................................ Dr. Kassie Freeman Athletics Director: .....................................................................................Greg LaFleur Nickname: .............................................................................................................Jaguars School Colors: ........................................................................Columbia Blue and Gold Stadium: .................................................................................................... A. W. Mumford Capacity: .................................................................................................................25,500 Surface:......................................................................................................Natural Grass Affiliation:..................................................................................... NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference: ................................................................Southwestern Athletic (SWAC) Head Coach: .........................................................................................Pete Richardson Alma Mater/Year:......................................................................................Dayton, 1968 School Record/Years:......................................................................... 128-57 (17 yrs.) Overall Record/Years: .......................................................................170-71-1 (21 yrs.) Office Phone:..........................................................................................(225) 771-5900 2008 record: ............................................................................................................... 6-5 SWAC record/finish:.................................................................................................. 6-2 Offense: ..................................................................................................................Multiple Defense: ........................................................................................................................ 4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost...................................................................................38/21 Staters Returning/Lost ..........................................................................................16/8

9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/17 10/22 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/28 12/05

2009 Schedule at UL-Lafayette Central State (O) Tennessee State Alcorn State at Jackson State Fort Valley State Prairie View A&M at Ark. Pine Bluff OPEN vs. Alabama State Grambling State at Texas Southern

8/30 9/6 9/12 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/8 11/15 11/22

2008 Results Tennessee State (L, 34-13) at Jacksonville St. (L, 45-18) at Louisiana-Monroe (L, 37-15) Central State (W, 37-17) at Ark.-Pine Bluff (W, 23-17) vs. Tuskegee (L, 34-24) Grambling State (L, 27-9) Alcorn St. (W, 20-13) vs. Alabama State (W, 17-16) Prarie View A&M (L, 24-10) at Jackson State (L, 37-21) at Mississippi Valley St.(W, 58-23)

Fullll NName: ..................................................................................Florida A&M University Location:................................................................................................ Tallahassee, Fla. Founded: .......................................................................................................................1887 Enrollment: ..............................................................................................................12,500 President: ...................................................................................Dr. James H. Ammons Athletics Director: ........................................................................ William “Bill� Hayes Nickname: .............................................................................................................Rattlers School Colors: ..................................................................................Orange and Green Stadium: .................................................................................................Bragg Memorial Capacity: .................................................................................................................25,500 Surface:......................................................................................................Natural Grass Affiliation:..................................................................................... NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference: .................................................................... Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC) Head Coach: .................................................................................................... Joe Taylor Alma Mater/Year:...................................................................... Western Illinois, 1972 School Record/Years:................................................................................... 9-3 (1 yr.) Overall Record/Years: ...................................................................206-79-4 (27yrs.) Office Phone:........................................................................................(850) 599-3723 2008 record: ............................................................................................................... 9-3 MEAC record/finish: .................................................................................................. 5-3 Offense: ............................................................................Multiple- Pro Style - Spread Defense: .............................................................................................Multiple - 3-4/4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost.................................................................................... 68/7 Staters Returning/Lost ...........................................................................................21/4

9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21

2009 Schedule Delaware State at Winston-Salem State Howard vs. Tennessee State at University of Miami at South Carolina State Norfolk State at Morgan State North Carolina A&T Hampton Bethune-Cookman

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2008 Results 8/30 Alabama State (W , 30-20) 9/4 at Delaware State ( LOT, 28-35) 9/20 at Howard (W , 51-24) 9/27 vs #23 Tennessee State (W , 28-21) 10/4 South Carolina State (L, 21-28) 10/9 Winston-Salem State (W, 23-0) 10/18 at Southern (W, 52-49) 10/25 at Norfolk State (W, 31-28) 11/1 Morgan State (L, 10-13) 11/8 at North Carolina A&T (W, 45-7) 11/15 Hampton (W, 45-24) 11/22 Bethune-Cookman (W, 58-35) 59


2009 Opponents Game 5... Southeast Missouri State

Game 6... Eastern Kentucky

October 3, 2009 - Nashville, Tenn. LP Field - 6;00 p.m.

October 10, 2009 - Richmond, Ky. Roy Kidd Stadium - 5;00 p.m.

Tony Samuel Head Coach

Dean Hood Head Coach

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Fullll NName: ........................................................ Southeast Missouri State University Location:......................................................................................... Cape Girardeau, Mo. Founded: .......................................................................................................................1875 Enrollment: ...............................................................................................................6,000 President: .................................................................................Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins Athletics Director: ......................................................................................John Shafer Nickname: ......................................................................................................... Redhawks School Colors: ..........................................................................................Red and Black Stadium: ...................................................................................................Houck Stadium Capacity: ................................................................................................................. 10,000 Surface:.............................................................................................................. Field Turf Affiliation:..................................................................................... NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley (OVC) Head Coach: ................................................................................................ Tony Samuel Alma Mater/Year:.......................................................................... Wichita State, 1984 School Record/Years:............................................................................54-28 (7 yrs.) Overall Record/Years: ...........................................................................72-41 (10 yrs.) Office Phone:..........................................................................................(573) 651-2933 2008 record: ............................................................................................................... 4-8 OVC record/finish: ..................................................................................................... 2-6 Offense: ..................................................................................................................Multiple Defense: ........................................................................................................................ 4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost...................................................................................38/21 Staters Returning/Lost ..........................................................................................16/8

Fullll Name Name: .......................................................................Eastern Kentucky University Location:.....................................................................................................Richmond, Ky. Founded: ...................................................................................................................... 1906 Enrollment: ..............................................................................................................16,500 President: ...........................................................................................Dr. Doug Whitlock Athletics Director: ....................................................................................... Mark Sandy Nickname: ............................................................................................................ Colonels School Colors: .................................................................................. Maroon and White Stadium: .............................................................................................. Roy Kidd Stadium Capacity: ................................................................................................................ 20,000 Surface:.............................................................................................................. Synthetic Affiliation:..................................................................................... NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley (OVC) Head Coach: ....................................................................................................Dean Hood Alma Mater/Year:............................................................................Ohio Wesleyan, 86 School Record/Years:....................................................................................8-4 (1 yr.) Overall Record/Years: ...................................................................................8-4 (1 yr.) Office Phone:..........................................................................................(859) 622-2146 2008 record: ............................................................................................................... 8-4 OVC record/finish: ....................................................................................................... 7-1 Offense: ...................................................................................................................Spread Defense: ........................................................................................................................ 4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost................................................................................... 37/17 Staters Returning/Lost .........................................................................................12/10

Series Record....................................................................................................TSU, 18-9 Series Record....................................................................................................EKU, 19-3

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2009 Schedule Quincy University at Cincinnati Eastern Illinois at UT Martin at Tennessee State Austin Peay OPEN at Tennessee Tech at Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State Murray State Southern Illinois

8/28 9/6 9/11 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/18

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11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22

2008 Results Southwest Baptist (WOT, 35-28) at Missouri (L, 52-3) Tennessee Tech (L, 29-27) Missouri State (L, 45-28) at Indiana State (W 24-21) at Jacksonville State (L, 38-17) at Eastern Illinois (L, 24-21)

9/3 9/12 9/19 19/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 Tennessee State (WOT 27-20) 10/24 Eastern Kentucky (L 29-16) 10/31 at Murray State (L 17-10) 11/7 UT Martin (L, 31-21) 11/14 at Austin Peay (W, 33-30) 11/21

2009 Schedule at Indiana OPEN Tennessee Tech at Murray State at Eastern Illinois Tennessee State UT Martin at Austin Peay Southeast Missouri at Kentucky Western Carolina at Jacksonville State

8/28 9/6 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/25 11/1 11/15 11/22 11/29

2008 Results at Cincinnati (L, 40-7) Western Kentucky (L, 37-13) Morehead State. (W, 16-8) at #25 Tennessee State (L, 34-20) Austin Peay (WOT, 13-10) at Tennessee Tech (W, 33-12) at #18 Jacksonville State (W, 38-35) Eastern Illinois (W 20-7) at Southeast Missouri State (W, 29-16) Murray State (W, 34-7) at #18 UT Martin (W, 33-31) at #7 Richmond (L, 38-10)


2009 Opponents Game 8... Tennessee Tech

Game 7... Murray State

October 31, 2009 - Cookeville, Tenn. Tucker Stadium - 1:30 p.m.

October 17, 2009 - Nashville, Tenn. LP Field - 6:00 p.m. - Biker’s Classic Matt Griffin Head Coach

Watson Brown Head Coach

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Fullll NName: ...............................................................................Murray State University Location:..........................................................................................................Murray, Ky. Founded: .......................................................................................................................1922 Enrollment: ..............................................................................................................10, 150 President: ...........................................................................................Dr. Randy J. Dunn Athletics Director: .........................................................................................Allen Ward Nickname: ...............................................................................................................Racers School Colors: ..........................................................................................Navy and Gold Stadium: ....................................................................................... Roy Stewart Stadium Capacity: ..................................................................................................................16,800 Surface:.............................................................................................................. Field Turf Affiliation:..................................................................................... NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley (OVC) Head Coach: ...................................................................................................Matt Griffin Alma Mater/Year:......................................................................New Hampshire, 1992 School Record/Years:..............................................................................8-26 (3 yrs.) Overall Record/Years: ........................................................................... 18-50 (5 yrs.) Office Phone:.......................................................................................... (270) 809-6181 2008 record: ................................................................................................................5-7 OVC record/finish: ......................................................................................................4-4 Offense: ..................................................................................................................Multiple Defense: .................................................................................................................... 4-2-5 Lettermen Returning/Lost...................................................................................38/21 Staters Returning/Lost ..........................................................................................16/8

Fullll NName: .........................................................Tennessee Technological University Location:................................................................................................Cookeville, Tenn. Founded: ........................................................................................................................1915 Enrollment: ..............................................................................................................10, 321 President: .................................................................................... Dr. Robert “Bob” Bell Athletics Director: ...................................................................................... Mark Wilson Nickname: ..................................................................................................Golden Eagles School Colors: ...................................................................................... Purple and Gold Stadium: ..................................................................................................Tucker Stadium Capacity: ..................................................................................................................16,500 Surface:..............................................................................................................24/7 Turf Affiliation:..................................................................................... NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley (OVC) Head Coach: .............................................................................................Watson Brown Alma Mater/Year: ..............................................................................Vanderbilt, 1973 School Record/Years:............................................................................... 7-16 (2 yrs.) Overall Record/Years: .......................................................................101-167 (24 yrs.) Office Phone:......................................................................................... (931) 372-3930 2008 record: ............................................................................................................... 3-9 OVC record/finish: ....................................................................................................... 1-7 Offense: ..................................................................................................................Multiple Defense: .........................................................................................................Multiple 3-4 Lettermen Returning/Lost................................................................................... 47/18 Staters Returning/Lost .......................................................................................... 18/4

Series Record.....................................................................................................TSU, 11-9 Series Record....................................................................................................TSU, 13-8

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2009 Schedule Kentucky Wesleyan at North Carolina State at Missouri State Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State at Tennessee State at UT Martin Eastern Illinois Austin Peay at Southeast Missouri State at Tennessee Tech

8/28 9/6 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/11 10/18 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22

2008 Results Lambuth (W, 41-17) at Indiana (L, 45-3) Illinois State (L, 42-23) at Western Kentucky (L, 50-9) UT Martin (L 63-38) at Austin Peay (W, 32-12) Tennessee Tech (L, 51-21) at Jacksonville State (L, 21-31) at Eastern Illinois (L, 34-6) Southeast Missouri State (W 17-10) at Eastern Kentucky (L, 34-7) Tennessee State (W, 24-17)

9/10 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21

2009 Schedule Pikeville College at Eastern Kentucky at Kansas State Austin Peay at UT Martin at Eastern Illinois at Southeast Missouri State Tennessee State at Georgia at Jacksonville State Murray State

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2008 Results Gardner-Webb (W, 28-12) at Louisville (L, 51-10) at Southeast Missouri State (W, 29-27) at Western Michigan (L, 41-7) Central Methodist (W, 47-19) Eastern Kentucky (L, 33-12) at Murray State (L, 51-21) UT Martin (L, 35-7) at Austin Peay (L, 31-28) at Tennessee State (L, 41-14)

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2009 Opponents Game 9... Tennessee Martin November 7, 2009 - Nashville, Tenn. LP Field - 5:00 p.m. - Homecoming

Game 10... Austin Peay State November 14, 2009 - Clarksville, Tenn. Governors Stadium - 4;00 p.m.

Jason Simpson Head Coach

RRick Christophel Head Coach

General neral Information

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Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

Team Information

Team Information

Fulll NName: .....................................................The University of Tennessee at Martin Location:.......................................................................................................Martin, Tenn. Founded: ......................................................................................................................1900 Enrollment: ............................................................................................................... 7,500 Chancellor ......................................................................................... Dr. Thomas Rakes Athletics Director: ............................................................................................Phil Dane Nickname: ..........................................................................................................Skyhawks School Colors: ...........................................................................Navy Blue and Orange Stadium: .......................................................................................... H.K. Grantham Field Capacity: ..................................................................................................................7, 500 Surface:.............................................................................................................. Field Turf Affiliation:..................................................................................... NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley (OVC) Head Coach: ............................................................................................Jason Simpson Alma Mater/Year:............................................................Southern Mississippi, 1995 School Record/Years:..............................................................................21-14 (3 yrs.) Overall Record/Years: .............................................................................21-14 (3 yrs.) Office Phone:...........................................................................................(731) 881-7670 2008 record: ............................................................................................................... 8-4 OVC record/finish: ..................................................................................................... 6-2 Offense: ..................................................................................................................Pro Set Defense: .........................................................................................................................4-4 Lettermen Returning/Lost..................................................................................34/22 Staters Returning/Lost .......................................................................................... 11/15

Fulll NName: .......................................................................Austin Peay State University Location:............................................................................................... Clarksville, Tenn. Founded: .......................................................................................................................1927 Enrollment: ............................................................................................................... 9,207 President: ............................................................................................................. Tim Hall Athletics Director: ..........................................................................................Dave Loos Nickname: ........................................................................................................ Governors School Colors: ......................................................................................... Red and White Stadium: ...........................................................................................Governors Stadium Capacity: ................................................................................................................. 10,000 Surface:...........................................................................................Polytan Mega Grass Affiliation:..................................................................................... NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley (OVC) Head Coach: ......................................................................................... Rick Christophel Alma Mater/Year:................................................................................. Austin Peay, 75 School Record/Years:...............................................................................9-13 (2 yrs.) Overall Record/Years: ..............................................................................9-13 (2 yrs.) Office Phone:...........................................................................................(931) 221-7905 2008 record: ............................................................................................................... 2-9 OVC record/finish: ............................................................................................ 2-6/t7th Offense: ...........................................................................................................Pro Spread Defense: .................................................................................................................... 4-2-5 Lettermen Returning/Lost...................................................................................54/13 Staters Returning/Lost ...........................................................................................18/7

Series Record....................................................................................................TSU, 13-5 Series Record.....................................................................................................TSU, 8-3

9/3 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 11/7 11/14 11/21 62

2009 Schedule Iowa Wesleyan at Missouri State at Memphis Southeast Missouri State at Jacksonville State Tennessee Tech at Eastern Kentucky Murray State at Tennessee State Eastern Illinois Austin Peay

8/30 9/6 9/11 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/9 10/16 10/23 11/8 11/15 11/22

2008 Results at South Florida (L, 56-7) vs. Baker (W, 56-0) vs. Concordia (Selma) (W, 87-21) at Austin Peay (W, 31-17) at Murray State (W 63-38) Tennessee State (LOT, 30-27) Eastern Illinois (W, 29-26) at Tennessee Tech (W, 35-7) Jacksonville State (L, 31-30) at Auburn (L 37-20) at Southeast Missouri State (W, 31-21) Eastern Kentucky (L, 33-31)

9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21

2009 Schedule Newberry at Youngstown State at Illinois State Eastern Illinois at Tennessee Tech at Southeast Missouri State Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State at Murray State at Tennessee State UT Martin

8/28 9/6 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/4 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/15 11/22

2008 Results at North Dakota State (L, 41-6) at #16 Georgia Southern (L, 20-34) Gardenr-Webb. (L, 31-15) UT Martin (L, 31-17) at Eastern Kentucky (LOT, 13-10) Murray State (L, 32-12) at #21 Tennessee State (L, 37-34) Tennessee Tech (W 31-28) at Jacksonville State (L, 35-22) Eastern Illinois (W, 15-13) Southeast Missouri State (L, 30-33)


2009 Opponents Game 11... Eastern Illinois

November 19, 2009 - Charleston, Ill. Obrien Field- 5:30 p.m. - ESPNU-TV Bob Spoo Head Coach

Fulll NName: ............................................................................Eastern Illinois University Location:....................................................................................................Charleston, Ill. Founded: ...................................................................................................................... 1895 Enrollment: ..............................................................................................................12,040 President .........................................................................................Dr. William L. Perry Athletics Director: ................................................................................. Barbara Burke Nickname: ...........................................................................................................Panthers School Colors: ............................................................................. Blue, Grey and White Stadium: ....................................................................................................... O’Brien Field Capacity: ................................................................................................................. 10,000 Surface:............................................................................................................ Pro-Grass Affiliation:..................................................................................... NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference: .........................................................................................Ohio Valley (OVC)

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: ...................................................................................................... Bob Spoo Alma Mater/Year:..................................................................................... Purdue, 1960 School Record/Years:.................................................................... 132-109-1 (21 yrs.) Overall Record/Years: ................................................................... 132-109-1 (21 yrs.) Office Phone:............................................................................................(217) 581-5031

Team Information

2008 record: ................................................................................................................5-7 OVC record/finish: ..................................................................................................... 3-5 Offense: .................................................................................................. Multiple Pro Set Defense: ........................................................................................................................ 4-3 Lettermen Returning/Lost................................................................................... 42/21 Staters Returning/Lost ........................................................................................... 9/8 Series Record.......................................................................................................EIU, 7-5

9/3 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/14 11/19

8/28 9/6 9/13 9/20 9/27 10/9 10/18 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22

Alabama A&M - Tom Galbraith Phone: ...........................................................................(256) 372-4005 Mobile: ........................................................................... (256) 497-9421 e-mail:......................................................aamusportsinfo@yahoo.com Jackson State - Wesley Peterson Phone: ........................................................................... (601) 979-5899 e-mail:......................................................wesley.peterson@jsums.edu

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2009 Schedule Illinois State at Indiana State at Southeast Missouri State at Austin Peay Eastern Kentucky at Penn State atTennessee tech at Jacksonville State at Murray State UT Martin Tennessee State

OPPONENT SID DIRECTORY

2008 Results at Central Michigan (L, 31-12) at Illinois (l, 47-21) Indiana State (W, 38-3) at Illinois State (W, 25-21) Jacksonville State (L 23-10) at UT Martin (L, 29-26) Southeast Missouri State (W, 24-21) at Eastern Kentucky (L, 20-7) Murray State (W, 34-6) at Tennessee State (L, 45-24) Austin Peay (L, 15-13) at Tennesssee Tech (W, 38-20)

Southern - Kevin Manns Phone: ............................................................................. (225) 771-2601 e-mail:..............................................................kevinmanns@gmail.com Florida A&M - Ronnie Johnson Phone: ............................................................................ (850) 561-2701 Mobile: ..........................................................................(850) 443-5765 e-mail:............................................................ronjon_2001@yahoo.com Southeast Missouri State - Jeff Honza Phone: ............................................................................(573) 651-2933 Mobile ............................................................................. (618)-528-1145 e-mail:........................................................................ jhonza@semo.edu Eastern Kentucky - Michael Clark Phone: ............................................................................(859) 622-6170 Mobile: .........................................................................(859) 358-8360 e-mail:............................................................... michael.clark@eku.edu Murray State - John Brush Phone: ...........................................................................(270) 809-7044 Mobile: ......................................................................... (270) 293-0590 e-mail:.................................................... john.brush@murraystate.edu Tennessee Tech - Rob Schabert Phone: ........................................................................... (931) 372-3088 Mobile: ............................................................................(931) 267-1065 e-mail:................................................................rschabert@tntech.edu Tennessee Martin - Joe Lofaro Phone: .............................................................................(731) 881-7632 Mobile: ............................................................................(731) 514-2905 e-mail:.......................................................................... jlofaro@utm.ed u Austin Peay State - Brad Kirtley Phone: ..............................................................................(931) 221-7561 Mobile: .......................................................................... (931) 553-2845 e-mail:.......................................................................kirtleyb@apsu.ed u Eastern Illinois - Rich Moser Phone: ............................................................................. (217) 581-7480 Mobile: ............................................................................(217) 508-8317 e-mail:......................................................................... rlmoser@eiu.ed u

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TSU vs. Opponents - Series Records

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First

Last

Opponent

Game

Game

W L T Strk

Alabama A&M

1933

2008

18 9 0 W1

Alabama State Albany State Alcorn State Allen Appalachian State Arkansas State

1939 1969 1947 1947 1998 1944

2000 1970 1972 1967 1998 1947

10 2 7 10 0 2

Austin Peay State

1988

2008

8 3 0 W3

Ball State Bethune-Cookman Bishop College Bluefield State California Poly-Pomona Cameron Central State Clark District of Columbia Drake East Texas State

1965 1982 1968 1954 1979 1978 1947 1933 1983 1972 1986

1965 1987 1970 1954 1979 1978 1990 1946 1983 1972 1986

0 5 3 1 1 1 27 6 1 1 1

Eastern Illinois Eastern Kentucky Florida A&M

1982 1982 1944

2008 2008 2008

5 7 0 W1 3 19 0 W1 24 24 1 L7

Fort Benning Fort Campbell Fort Knox Grambling State Hampton Institute Howard

1945 1964 1964 1950 1983 2001

1945 1964 1964 2002 1984 2001

1 1 1 18 2 1

1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 21 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 1 0 0

W10 W2 W7 W10 L1 W2 T1 L1 W3 W1 W1 W1 L1 W3 W1 W1 W1

W1 W1 W1 L5 W2 W1

Opponent Miles Mississippi Industrial Mississippi Valley State Morehead State Morgan State Morris Brown

First Game 1934 1933 1982 1988 1972 1950

Last Game 1934 1939 2001 1995 1987 1987

Murray State

1988 2008

11 9 0 L1

Muskingum Nevada-Las Vegas Nevada-Reno Nicholls State Norfolk State North Carolina A&T North Carolina Central Parsons Paul Quinn Philander Smith Prairie View A&M Rust Samford San Diego State South Carolina State

1966 1979 1986 1980 1972 1949 1946 1968 1954 1945 1956 1934 2003 1967 1959

1 0 0 2 1 17 7 3 2 1 3 1 3 0 5

1966 1979 1986 1981 1972 2005 1978 1970 1955 1945 2002 1934 2007 1968 2004

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0

Strk L1 W6 W1 W6 W4 W12 W1 L1 L1 W2 W1 L4 W6 W3 W2 W1 W2 W1 W2 T1 L1

Southern Illinois Southwestern Louisiana Tennessee-Chattanooga

1979 1970 1973

1 1 0 W1 1 0 0 W1 4 3 2 L1

1976 2008 1984 2008

14 4 0 W2 13 8 0 W5

Texas College Texas Southern Tuskegee Vanderbilt Virginia State Virginia Union West Kentucky Industrial West Virginia State Western Kentucky Wilberforce Wisconsin State-Superior Youngstown State

1945 1954 1944 2006 1952 1952 1933 1935 1985 1934 1971 1959

3 15 1 0 7 3 2 7 2 6 1 0

1981 1970 1997

1949

2008

23 18 2 W6

Jacksonville State Johnson C. Smith Kentucky State Knoxville Lane Langston Lemoyne Lincoln Long Beach State Louisville Louisville Municipal Maryland State (UMES) McNeese State Middle Tennessee State

2003 1938 1935 1946 1933 1944 1939 1937 1980 1981 1933 1956 1971 1973

2008 1939 1984 1946 1996 1963 1939 1966 1980 1984 1949 1956 1971 1998

1 1 28 1 5 11 0 19 1 2 6 1 1 9

Note: Bold indicates 2009 opponents

L1 L1 W25 W1 W2 W2 T1 W4 W1 W2 W4 W1 W1 L1

0 1 1 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 3

T 0 0 0 0 0 0

8 9 0 L1 26 11 2 W1

Jackson State

0 0 1 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

L 1 0 3 0 0 2

Southeast Missouri State 1991 2008 Southern 1945 2008

Tennessee-Martin Tennessee Tech

4 1 2 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 10

W 0 6 4 6 4 19

1947 1998 1944 2006 1975 1975 1934 1953 2000 1946 1971 1959

0 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 2 4 0 1

0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0

W3 W1 W1 L1 W7 W3 W2 W4 L1 W2 W1 L1


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2008 Season Review Box Score (Final) Tennessee State vs Alabama A&M (Aug. 30, 2008 at Huntsville, AL) Score by Quarters 1 Tennessee State 3 Alabama A&M 7

2 17 3

3 7 0

4 7 3

Score 34 13

Record: (1-0) Record: (0-1)

Scoring Summary: 1st 08:41 TSU BENSON,Eric 31 yd field goal, 12-52 6:19, TSU 3 - AAMU 0 01:21 AAMU ATKINS,Kevin 1 yd run (LICEA,Jeremy kick), 7-28 2:51, TSU 3 - AAMU 7 2nd 14:14 TSU SPILLMAN,JaJuan 65 yd pass from HEFFNER,Antonio (BENSON,Eric kick), 6-78 1:59, TSU 10 - AAMU 7 07:56 AAMU LICEA,Jeremy 24 yd field goal, 11-66 6:09, TSU 10 - AAMU 10 07:43 TSU SPILLMAN,JaJuan 94 yd kickoff return ( BENSON,Eric kick), TSU 17 - AAMU 10 00:00 TSU BENSON,Eric 29 yd field goal, 7-54 0:55, TSU 20 - AAMU 10 3rd 06:38 TSU WILLIAMS,Javarr 12 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 10-80 4:58, TSU 27 - AAMU 10 4th 12:02 AAMU LICEA,Jeremy 43 yd field goal, 7-14 2:49, TSU 27 - AAMU 13 08:50 TSU FRITZ,Rodney 50 yd fumble recovery (BENSON,Eric kick), , TSU 34 - AAMU 13

In his TSU debut, Eugene Clifford led the Tigers with seven tackles to help the defense hold Alabama A&M to three second-half points.

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

TSU 20 35-107 292 30-16-2 65-399 2-54 1-2 4-160 0-0 3-30.3 1-1 10-71 32:40 7 of 13 0 of 0 3-3 1-10

AAMU 15 27-100 185 31-16-0 58-285 0-0 0-0 6-144 2-2 4-46.0 3-3 6-49 27:20 3 of 11 0 of 1 3-3 1-9

RUSHING: Tennessee State-WILLIAMS,Javarr 18-70; HEFFNER,Antonio 5-19; BROWN,Preston 5-19; THOMAS,Dante’ 6-18; Team 1-minus 19. Alabama A&M-ATKINS,Kevin 11-55; GREEN,Anthony 10-44; STEWARD,Sylvest 3-14; BANKS,Ulysses 1-8; TEAM 2-minus 21. PASSING: Tennessee State-HEFFNER,Antonio 16-30-2-292. Alabama A&M-ATKINS,Kevin 16-31-0-185. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-JOHNSON,Chris 6-127; WILLIAMS,Javarr 6-64; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 1-65; BELVIN,Brandon 1-27; GRAHAM,Antonio 1-10; THOMAS,Dante’ 1-minus 1. Alabama A&M-HARRIS,Thomas 7-105; GREEN,Anthony 3-33; JOHNSON,Rashad 3-29; STOCKDALE,Geral 2-8; LEICHTFUSS,Todd 1-10. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-None. Alabama A&M-KEARSE,Frank 1-1-2; THOMAS,Maurice 1-0. FU FUMBLES: Tennessee State-Team 1-1. Alabama A&M-TEAM 2-2; HA HARRIS,Thomas 1-1. St Stadium: Louis Crews Stadium Attendance: 10,072 Ki Kickoff time: 6:00 pm End of Game: 8:50 pm Total elapsed time: 2:50 Of Officials: Referee: K. Moore; Umpire: W. Lamkin; Linesman: J. Goolsby; Li Line judge: G. Branch; Back judge: A. Moore; Field judge: F. Bassett; Si Side judge: S. Dixon; Scorer: T. Galbraith; Te Temperature: 84 F Wind: NE 5 mph Weather: Partly Cloudy

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2008 Season Review Box Score (Final) Southern vs Tennessee State (Sept. 06, 2008 at Nashville, TN) Score by Quarters 1 Southern 8 Tennessee State 0

2 3 0

3 14 20

4 7 14

Score 32 34

Record: (0-2) Record: (2-0)

Scoring Summary: 1st 00:36 SU STEWART,Juamorr 39 yd pass from LEE,Bryant (HOLLIMON,Gary rush), 11-80 4:13, SU 8 - TSU 0 2nd 03:34 SU DURAN,Josh 34 yd field goal, 11-59 5:03, SU 11 - TSU 0 3rd 12:29 TSU JOHNSON,Chris 81 yd pass from HEFFNER,Antonio (BENSON,Eric kick), 2-81 0:24, SU 11 - TSU 7 07:03 SU ROBERTS,Del 11 yd pass from LEE,Bryant (DURAN,Josh kick), 15-78 5:17, SU 18 - TSU 7 04:45 TSU JOHNSON,Chris 8 yd pass from HEFFNER,Antonio (HEFFNER,Antonio pass failed), 5-50 2:10, SU 18 - TSU 13 02:04 SU STEWART,Juamorr 20 yd pass from LEE,Bryant (DURAN,Josh kick), 7-59 2:33, SU 25 - TSU 13 00:29 TSU SPILLMAN,JaJuan 38 yd pass from HEFFNER,Antonio (BENSON,Eric kick), 4-56 1:28, SU 25 - TSU 20 4th 10:53 TSU WILLIAMS,Javarr 6 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 6-47 3:12, SU 25 - TSU 27 06:00 TSU WILLIAMS,Javarr 5 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 7-54 3:19, SU 25 - TSU 34 01:25 SU ALLEN,Curry 13 yd pass from LEE,Bryant (DURAN,Josh kick), 5-72 0:54, SU 32 - TSU 34 Antonio Heffner connected 23-of-29 ( 315 yds.) for three scores and was named the John Merritt Classic Offensive MVP. Nashon Bingham tallied nine tackles (8 solo) and a forced fumble reciving the John Merritt Classic Defensive MVP award.

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

SU 27 37-156 305 40-30-1 77-461 0-0 0-0 5-103 0-0 4-40.5 2-1 9-113 30:32 10 of 16 1 of 1 4-4 1-12

TSU 22 39-148 315 29-23-0 68-463 0-0 2-37 4-66 1-21 3-37.7 2-1 9-80 29:28 7 of 12 0 of 1 3-4 1-4

RUSHING: Southern-THREAT,Brian 11-58; LEE,Bryant 9-47; SMITH,Kendrick 13-35;JOSEPH,Jerry 2-8; ROBERTS,Del 2-8. Tennessee State-WILLIAMS,Javarr 22-87; HEFFNER,Antonio 8-68; THOMAS,Dante’ 4-13; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 1-3; Team 4-minus 23. PASSING: Southern-LEE,Bryant 30-40-1-305. Tennessee StateHEFFNER,Antonio 23-29-0-315. RECEIVING: Southern-STEWART,Juamorr 11-136; ROBERTS,Del 7-56; WHITE,Clevan 5-55; ALLEN,Curry 4-36; SMITH,Kendrick 2-23; THREAT,Brian 1-minus 1. Tennessee State-BELVIN,Brandon 8-56; JOHNSON,Chris 7-158; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 6-97; THOMAS,Dante’ 1-7; EVANS,Ronald 1-minus 3. INTERCEPTIONS: Southern-None. Tennessee State-WILLIFORD,Larry 1-21. FUMBLES: Southern-ROBERTS,Del 2-1. Tennessee State-Team 1-0; WILLIAMS,Javarr1-1. St Stadium: LP Field Attendance: 28,830 Ki Kickoff time: 6:05p End of Game: 9:21P Total elapsed time: 3:21 Of cials: Referee: Tony Backert; Umpire: Steve Joest; Linesman: David Offi Se Seewer; Line judge: Dan Holly; Back judge: Steve Hendley; Field judge: Ro Whittier; Side judge: Kirk Paitsel; Scorer: Jerome Dooley; Rod Te Temperature: 80 deg Wind: nnw 7mph Weather: Clear Of Offensive MVP-Antonio Heffner (TSU) De Defensive MVP-Nahshom Bigham (TSU)

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2008 Season Review Box Score (Final) Jackson State vs Tennessee State (Sept. 13, 2008 at Memphis, TN) Score by Quarters 1 Jackson State 10 Tennessee State 0

2 0 28

3 0 10

4 8 3

Score 18 41

Record: (1-2) Record: (3-0)

Scoring Summary: 1st 04:19 JSU PERRI,Eric 30 yd field goal, 13-45 7:57, JSU 3 - TSU 0 02:27 JSU SIMPSON,Carlos 5 yd pass from RUTLAND,Trae (PERRI,Eric kick), 4-21 1:51, JSU 10 - TSU 0 2nd 13:00 TSU WILLIAMS,Javarr 1 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 10-57 4:23, JSU 10 - TSU 7 06:36 TSU HEFFNER,Antonio 1 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 13-69 5:23, JSU 10 - TSU 14 02:37 TSU CLIFFORD,Eugene 43 yd interception return (BENSON,Eric kick), JSU 10 - TSU 21 00:19 TSU BELVIN,Brandon 18 yd pass from HEFFNER,Antonio (BENSON,Eric kick), 2-24 0:39, JSU 10 - TSU 28 3rd 05:18 TSU BENSON,Eric 27 yd field goal, 7-36 3:27, JSU 10 - TSU 31 04:06 TSU JOHNSON,Ty’Ron 39 yd interception return (BENSON,Eric kick), JSU 10 - TSU 38 4th 10:33 JSU DORZON,Bloi-Dei 2 yd run (MOSLEY,Michael rush), 2-4 0:52, JSU 18 - TSU 38 05:11 TSU BENSON,Eric 43 yd field goal, 8-49 5:10, JSU 18 - TSU 41

Antonio Heffner earned his third Southern Heritage Classic offensive MVP award completing 11-of-16 passes (137 yds.) while throwing for a touchdown and rushing for another. Eugene Clifford garnered the SHC Defensive MVP award.Clifford led TSU in tackles (7) and returned one of two TSU interceptions for a 43-yard touchdown.

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

JSU 16 34-154 104 29-11-3 63-258 0-0 1-1 7-142 0-0 4-20.2 1-0 8-68 30:20 3 of 11 0 of 2 3-4 1-6

TSU 15 39-148 137 16-11-0 55-285 0-0 1-38 3-34 3-85 3-32.0 2-1 10-85 29:40 3 of 10 1 of 1 4-5 0-0

RUSHING: Jackson State-DORZON,Bloi-Dei 19-99; RUTLAND,Trae 4-30; MOSLEY,Michael 6-14; SIMPSON,Carlos 1-10; PIPPEN,Demario 2-6; EDWARDS,luther 1-1; EVERETT,Carlos 1-minus 6. Tennessee StateTHOMAS,Dante’ 8-48; HEFFNER,Antonio 12-48; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 1-32; WILLIAMS,Javarr 13-17; BROWN,Preston 3-11; Team 2-minus 8. PASSING: Jackson State-MOSLEY,Michael 6-20-1-47; RUTLAND,Trae 5-9-2-57. Tennessee State-HEFFNER,Antonio 11-16-0-137. RECEIVING: Jackson State-SIMPSON,Carlos 4-33; DORZON,BloiDei 2-7; EVERETT,Carlos 1-23; TILLMAN,Keenan 1-13; DIXON,Cedric 1-11; SPAIN,Specner 1-10; WILDER,Marcell. 1-7. Tennessee StateJOHNSON,Chris 4-59; BELVIN,Brandon 4-56; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 2-14; WILLIAMS,Javarr 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS: Jackson State-None. Tennessee StateCLIFFORD,Eugene 1-43; JOHNSON,Ty’Ron 1-39; BIGHAM,Nahshon 1-3. FUMBLES: Jackson State-MOSLEY,Michael 1-0. Tennessee StateWILLIAMS,Javarr 1-1; Team 1-0. St Stadium: Liberty Bowl Attendance: 50,794 Ki Kickoff time: 6:12p End of Game: 9:24 Total elapsed time: 3:12 Of Officials: Referee: Keith Moore; Umpire: Chad Walker; Linesman: Ri Richmond Willia; Line judge: Glenn Branch; Back judge: Alvin Moore; Fi Field judge: Anthony Fleming; Side judge: Wes Booker; Scorer: Jerome Do Dooley; Te Temperature: 88 deg Wind: nnw 10 Weather: Partly cloudy, hot Of Offensive MVP-Antonio Heffner-TSU(3rd SHC Off MVP) De Defensive MVP-Eugene Clifford-TSU

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2008 Season Review Box Score (Final) Eastern Kentucky vs #25 Tennessee State (Sept. 20, 2008 at Nashville, TN) Score by Quarters 1 Eastern Kentucky 3 Tennessee State 10

2 10 10

3 7 7

4 0 7

Score 20 Record: (1-3,0-1) 34 Record: (4-0,1-0)

Scoring Summary: 1st 10:16 TSU WILLIAMS,Javarr 48 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 6-80 1:25, EKU 0 - TSU 7 06:06 EKU LONG, Taylor 36 yd field goal, 9-54 4:03, EKU 3 - TSU 7 03:04 TSU BENSON,Eric 35 yd field goal, 8-51 2:55, EKU 3 - TSU 10 2nd 12:36 EKU LONG, Taylor 30 yd field goal, 7-14 2:19, EKU 6 - TSU 10 05:31 TSU BELVIN,Brandon 62 yd pass from HEFFNER,Antonio (BENSON,Eric kick), 1-62 0:11, EKU 6 - TSU 17 02:46 EKU WATTS, Cody 6 yd pass from HOLLAND, Allan (LONG, Taylor kick), 7-76 2:43, EKU 13 - TSU 17 00:00 TSU BENSON,Eric 21 yd field goal, 7-50 2:41, EKU 13 - TSU 20 3rd 04:55 TSU BELVIN,Brandon 19 yd pass from HEFFNER,Antonio (BENSON,Eric kick), 6-54 2:33, EKU 13 - TSU 27 02:05 EKU WALKER, C.J. 1 yd pass from HOLLAND, Allan (LONG, Taylor kick), 6-54 2:41, EKU 20 - TSU 27 4th 12:19 TSU EVANS,Ronald 3 yd pass from HEFFNER,Antonio (BENSON,Eric kick), 12-65 4:39, EKU 20 - TSU 34 Brandon Belvin led all receivers six catches for 120 yards.

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

EKU 15 22-9 244 37-21-0 59-253 0-0 0-0 5-110 2-0 7-39.6 1-1 3-20 27:30 3 of 12 0 of 0 4-4 1-0

TSU 22 46-229 314 28-20-2 74-543 0-0 2-6 4-84 0-0 3-32.0 1-1 11-105 32:30 8 of 15 1 of 1 4-5 3-27

RUSHING: Eastern Kentucky-WALKER, C.J. 13-15; BANJOMAN, H.B. 2-10; WATTS, Cody 2-6; TURNER, Kelvin 1-4; HOLLAND, Allan 4-minus 26. Tennessee State-WILLIAMS,Javarr 17-117; HEFFNER,Antonio 10-48; THOMAS,Dante’ 13-44; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 3-24; BROWN,Preston 1-3; Team 2-minus 7. PASSING: Eastern Kentucky-HOLLAND, Allan 21-37-0-244. Tennessee State-HEFFNER,Antonio 20-28-2-314. RECEIVING: Eastern Kentucky-WALKER, C.J. 6-38; SIZEMORE, S. 4-45; FUQUA, Stephon 3-61; DAVIS, Shannon 3-60; WATTS, Cody 2-29; CROMER, Evan 2-7; HOLLAND, Allan 1-4. Tennessee StateBELVIN,Brandon 6-120; JOHNSON,Chris 4-112; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 4-26; WILLIAMS,Javarr 3-29; EVANS,Ronald 3-27. INTERCEPTIONS: Eastern Kentucky-CALDWELL, J. 1-0; JONES, Tyjuan 1-0. Tennessee State-None. FU FUMBLES: Eastern Kentucky-SIZEMORE, S. 1-1. Tennessee StateW WILLIAMS,Javarr 1-1. St Stadium: LP Field Attendance: 8,276 Ki Kickoff time: 5:00p End of Game: 8:19p Total elapsed time: 3:19 Of Officials: Referee: Bob Powell; Umpire: John Graham; Linesman: Tom Da Danner; Line judge: John Smoot; Back judge: Tom Hahs; Field judge: Bu Burney Jenkins; Side judge: Chip Shields; Scorer: Jerome Dooley; Te Temperature: 81 deg Wind: NE 5-10 Weather: Cloudy

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2008 Season Review Box Score (Final) Florida A&M vs #23 Tennessee State (Sept. 27, 2008 at Atlanta, GA) Score by Quarters 1 Florida A&M 14 Tennessee State 0

2 14 14

3 0 0

4 0 7

Score 28 21

Record: (3-1) Record: (4-1)

Scoring Summary: 1st 09:01 FAMU SMITH,A 26 yd pass from PULLEY,C (SCOTT,T kick), 5-69 2:27, FAMU 7 - TSU 0 01:51 FAMU HENRY,D 10 yd run (SCOTT,T kick), 8-87 4:33, FAMU 14 - TSU 0 2nd 10:54 FAMU PULLEY,C 44 yd run (SCOTT,T kick), 3-44 1:07, FAMU 21 - TSU 0 09:40 TSU WILLIAMS,Javarr 4 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 4-77 1:06, FAMU 21 - TSU 7 06:14 TSU BELVIN,Brandon 55 yd pass from HEFFNER,Antonio (BENSON,Eric kick), 3-65 1:10, FAMU 21 - TSU 14 02:27 FAMU PULLEY,C 29 yd run (SCOTT,T kick), 8-70 3:41, FAMU 28 - TSU 14 4th 03:53 TSU WILLIAMS,Javarr 3 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 12-85 3:26, FAMU 28 - TSU 21 Antonio Heffner earned his third Classic MVP of the season in the Atlanta Football Classic amassing 327 total yards.

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

FAMU 18 36-190 210 27-21-1 63-400 1-36 0-0 4-49 1-8 5-36.0 0-0 9-91 33:43 9 of 15 0 of 0 1-1 2-13

TSU 22 31-136 241 37-20-1 68-377 0-0 2-2 5-95 1-0 5-34.4 2-2 4-25 26:17 5 of 13 1 of 1 2-2 3-23

RUSHING: Florida A&M-PULLEY,C 10-98; SYLVESTER,P 18-96; HENRY,D 2-13; BENSON,M 1-1; TEAM 2-minus 1; PAGE,L 1-minus 4; BATTLE,E 2-minus 13. Tennessee State-HEFFNER,Antonio 15-86; WILLIAMS,Javarr 13-45; THOMAS,Dante’ 3-5. PASSING: Florida A&M-BATTLE,E 12-14-1-110; PULLEY,C 9-13-0-100. Tennessee State-HEFFNER,Antonio 20-37-1-241. RECEIVING: Florida A&M-ELLIOTT,K 8-82; WEST,I 5-79; SYLVESTER,P 22-14; SMITH,A 1-26; PURCELL,M 1-8; JENKINES,T 1-8; BENSON,M 1-1-minus 1; PAGE,L 1-minus 2; NIGHT,J 1-minus 4. Tennessee StateBE BELVIN,Brandon 6-105; EVANS,Ronald 5-24; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 4-88; JO JOHNSON,Chris 2-14; JACKSON,Javier 2-14; WILLIAMS,Javarr 1-1-minus 4. IN INTERCEPTIONS: Florida A&M-HALL,Q 1-8. Tennessee StateCL CLIFFORD,Eugene 1-0. FU FUMBLES: Florida A&M-None. Tennessee State-HEFFNER,Antonio 2-2. St Stadium: Georgia Dome Attendance: 50,428 Ki Kickoff time: 4:09p End of Game: 7:35p Total elapsed time: 3:28 Of Officials: Referee: Donell Leathers; Umpire: David Parker; Linesman: Ro Robert Thompson; Line judge: Darryl Paupaw; Back judge: Eric McCoy; Fi Field judge: Raymond Daniel; Side judge: James Mitchell; Scorer: Je Jerome Dooley; Te Temperature: Indoors Wind: Weather: Ga Game MVP Curtis Pulley-FAMU - Antonio Heffner-TSU

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2008 Season Review Box Score (Final) Tennessee State vs UT Martin (Oct. 04, 2008 at Martin, TN) Score by Quarters 1 2 3 Tennessee State 7 0 10 UT Martin 7 10 0

4 OT Score 7 6 30 Record: (5-1,2-0) 7 3 27 Record: (4-2,2-1)

Scoring Summary: 1st 12:22 UTM HICKS 21 yd pass from THOMPSON (HANSEN kick), 7-73 2:38, TSU 0 - UTM 7 01:41 TSU THOMAS,Dante’ 11 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 3-57 1:21, TSU 7 - UTM 7 2nd 10:48 UTM MILLER 25 yd interception return (HANSEN kick), TSU 7 - UTM 14 09:23 UTM HANSEN 23 yd field goal, 4-8 1:04, TSU 7 - UTM 17 3rd 09:27 TSU HEFFNER,Antonio 10 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 6-18 2:57, TSU 14 - UTM 17 02:30 TSU BENSON,Eric 20 yd field goal, 7-77 3:34, TSU 17 - UTM 17 4th 11:06 UTM YOUNG 2 yd run (HANSEN kick), 13-71 6:17, TSU 17 - UTM 24 04:04 TSU HEFFNER,Antonio 1 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 15-77 6:53, TSU 24 - UTM 24 OT 00:00 UTM HANSEN 40 yd field goal, 11-0 17:30, TSU 24 - UTM 27 00:00 TSU WILLIAMS,Javarr 11 yd run, 11-0 17:30, TSU 30 - UTM 27 Javarris Williams plunges in for the game winning score. Williams carried the ball 26 times for 163 yards and one touchdown.

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TSU 19 48-177 155 21-10-1 69-332 0-0 1-21 5-93 2-29 6-37.8 2-1 7-48 47:29 7 of 14 0 of 0 4-5 0-0

UTM 17 35-133 146 29-14-2 64-279 0-0 2-17 5-113 1-25 4-45.5 3-2 3-16 27:31 4 of 12 1 of 2 2-2 4-28

RUSHING: Tennessee State-WILLIAMS,Javarr 26-163; THOMAS,Dante’ 5-33; HEFFNER,Antonio 15-minus 6; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 2-minus 13. UT Martin-YOUNG 15-45; BARNES 11-44; THOMAS 3-27; BOURNE 4-14; THOMPSON 2-3. PASSING: Tennessee State-HEFFNER,Antonio 10-21-1-155. UT MartinTHOMPSON 14-28-2-146; ANOKA 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-BELVIN,Brandon 4-87; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 3-36; WILLIAMS,Javarr 2-17; JORDAN,Gershom 1-15. UT Martin-HICKS 4-59; THOMAS 4-39; BARNES 3-24; AKBAR 1-10; PATTERSON 1-7; DANIEL, EJ 1-7. IN INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-TARVER,Sidney 1-29; LEVINE,Anthony 1-1-0. UT Martin-MILLER 1-25. FU FUMBLES: Tennessee State-HEFFNER,Antonio 1-1; WILLIAMS,Javarr 1-0. UT Martin-THOMPSON 1-0; YOUNG 1-1; BARNES 1-1. St Stadium: Graham Stadium Attendance: 7,549 Ki Kickoff time: 2:00 pm End of Game: 5:25 pm Total elapsed time: 3:25 Of Officials: Referee: Matt Young; Umpire: Casey Moreland; Linesman: St Steve Swift; Line judge: Jeff Irwin; Back judge: John Wright; Fi Field judge: Jay Brown; Side judge: Danny Doyle; Sc Scorer: Ryne Rickman; Temperature: Mid-80’s Wind: 5 mph N W Weather: Sunny, clear UT UTM record attendance

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2008 Season Review Box Score (Final) Austin Peay vs #21 Tennessee State (Oct 18, 2008 at Nashville, TN) Score by Quarters 1 Austin Peay 12 Tennessee State 14 Murray State

2 0 13

3 15 7

4 7 3

Score 34 Record: (0-7,0-4) 37 Record: (6-1,3-0)

Scoring Summary: 1st 10:53 TSU BROWN,Preston 1 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 9-61 4:07, APSU 0 - TSU 7 02:14 APSU SANDERS, Jon 3 yd pass from JENNINGS, T.C. (BELL, John kick failed), 15-64 8:34, APSU 6 - TSU 7 00:27 TSU WILLIAMS,Javarr 23 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 4-66 1:40, APSU 6 - TSU 14 00:09 APSU MINES, Adrian 53 yd pass from JENNINGS, T.C. (COURTNEY, Jay rush failed), 1-53 0:08, APSU 12 - TSU 14 2nd 10:06 TSU BENSON,Eric 26 yd field goal, 10-51 4:58, APSU 12 - TSU 17 04:25 TSU WILLIAMS,Javarr 40 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 5-69 2:42, APSU 12 - TSU 24 00:10 TSU BENSON,Eric 31 yd field goal, 9-47 2:59, APSU 12 - TSU 27 3rd 11:56 APSU WHITE, Ryan 3 yd run (JENNINGS, T.C. rush), 9-75 2:56, APSU 20 - TSU 27 09:15 TSU WILLIAMS,Javarr 3 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 6-65 2:32, APSU 20 - TSU 34 03:20 APSU TOWNSEND, Theo 1 yd run (BELL, John kick), 13-70 5:47, APSU 27 - TSU 34 4th 11:18 APSU MORRIS, P.R. 11 yd interception return (BELL, John kick), APSU 34 - TSU 34 00:02 TSU BENSON,Eric 29 yd field goal, 10-54 4:52, APSU 34 - TSU 37

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APSU 21 41-173 167 21-12-2 62-340 0-0 0-0 7-139 2-11 2-28.0 0-0 5-29 29:01 8 of 12 0 of 2 3-4 0-0

TSU 24 53-377 108 12-7-2 65-485 0-0 0-0 5-101 2-18 1-30.0 0-0 15-125 30:59 3 of 10 0 of 1 5-5 2-22

RUSHING: Austin Peay-TOWNSEND, Theo 27-150; WHITE, Ryan 5-21; FORREST, Jontam 1-5; LYLE, Jeff 2-4; JENNINGS, T.C. 6-minus 7. Tennessee State-WILLIAMS,Javarr 30-195; HEFFNER,Antonio 7-72; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 7-61; BROWN,Preston 4-18; THOMAS,Dante’ 4-16; EVANS,Ronald 1-15. PASSING: Austin Peay-JENNINGS, T.C. 12-17-1-167; CAFFEE, Trent 0-31-0; TEAM 0-1-0-0. Tennessee State-HEFFNER,Antonio 7-12-2-108. RECEIVING: Austin Peay-MINES, Adrian 6-97; FREDERICK, Lani 2-46; THOMAS, Scott 2-9; LYLE, Jeff 1-12; SANDERS, Jon 1-3. Tennessee State-BELVIN,Brandon 2-39; WILLIAMS,Javarr 2-21; EVANS,Ronald 1-21; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 1-19; THOMAS,Dante’ 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS: Austin Peay-MORRIS, P.R. 1-11; DAVIS, LaDarius 1-0. Tennessee State-CLIFFORD,Eugene 1-18; WILLIFORD,Larry 1-0. FUMBLES: Austin Peay-None. Tennessee State-None. St Stadium: LP Field Attendance: 9,358 Ki Kickoff time: 5:01p End of Game: 8:16p Total elapsed time: 3;15 Of Officials: Referee: Bob Powell; Umpire: John Graham; Linesman: Tom Da Danner; Line judge: John Smoot; Back judge: Tom Hahs; Field judge: Bu Burney Jenkins; Side judge: Chip Shields; Scorer: Jerome Dooley; Te Temperature: 66 deg Wind: nne 5-10 Weather: sunny

Eric Bensin kicks the game-winning field goal.

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2008 Season Review Box Score (Final) #19 Tennessee State vs Southeast Missouri (Oct. 25, 2008 at Cape Girardeau, Mo.) Score by Quarters 1 2 Tennessee State 3 14 Southeast Missouri 0 3

3 0 0

4 OT Score 3 0 20 Record: (6-2,3-1) 17 7 27 Record: (3-5,1-3)

Scoring Summary: 1st 10:41 TSU BENSON,Eric 37 yd field goal, 9-51 4:13, TSU 3 - SEMO 0 2nd 12:23 TSU WILLIAMS,Javarr 6 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 15-99 9:33, TSU 10 - SEMO 0 07:48 SEMO SPADA, Doug 26 yd field goal, 11-51 4:35, TSU 10 - SEMO 3 00:31 TSU THOMAS,Dante’ 4 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 8-39 3:04, TSU 17 - SEMO 3 4th 14:36 SEMO PEOPLES, Walter 8 yd pass from LILLARD, H. (SPADA, Doug kick), 5-37 1:08, TSU 17 - SEMO 10 04:42 SEMO HOLLOMAN, Timmy 34 yd pass from LILLARD, H. (SPADA, Doug kick), 7-75 3:12, TSU 17 - SEMO 17 00:29 TSU BENSON,Eric 18 yd field goal, 10-36 3:54, TSU 20 - SEMO 17 00:00 SEMO SPADA, Doug 37 yd field goal, 4-37 0:21, TSU 20 - SEMO 20 OT 15:00 SEMO SCHEIBLE, Matt 5 yd run (SPADA, Doug kick), 4-25 0:00, TSU 20 - SEMO 27

The Tiger offense totaled 450 yards on 72 plays in the their first OVC loss of the season.

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

TSU 23 50-217 233 22-14-3 72-450 0-0 1-18 3-72 0-0 1-24.0 0-0 8-80 36:51 5 of 11 1 of 2 4-5 2-15

SEMO 16 28-57 236 29-15-0 57-293 0-0 0-0 4-86 3-44 4-40.0 1-0 5-40 23:09 6 of 13 0 of 1 3-3 1-5

RUSHING: Tennessee State-WILLIAMS,Javarr 30-125; HEFFNER,Antonio 11-49; THOMAS,Dante’ 8-30; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 1-13. Southeast Missouri-HOLLOMAN, Timmy 18-53; HARRIS, Henry 5-19; SCHEIBLE, Matt 1-5; LILLARD, H. 4-minus 20. PASSING: Tennessee State-HEFFNER,Antonio 14-22-3-233. Southeast Missouri-LILLARD, H. 15-29-0-236. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-JOHNSON,Chris 5-70; BELVIN,Brandon 4-41; WILLIAMS,Javarr 2-47; JACKSON,Javier 1-57; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 1-14; THOMAS,Dante’ 1-4. Southeast Missouri-PEOPLES, Walter 7-89; AHAMEFULE, C. 4-85; HOLLOMAN, Timmy 3-41; EDWARDS, Miles 1-21. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-None. Southeast Missouri-KLAPROTH, P. 1-23; STAUFFER, Nick 1-21; BLANFORT, Bryan 1-0. FU FUMBLES: Tennessee State-None. Southeast Missouri-LILLARD, H. 1-0. St Stadium: Houck Attendance: 9,750 Kickoff time: 1 p.m. En End of Game: 4:01 pm Total elapsed time: 3:01 Of Officials: Referee: Matt Young; Umpire: Casey Moreland; Linesman: St Steve Swift; Line judge: Jeff Irwin; Back judge: John Wright; Field ju judge: Jay Brown; Side judge: Danny Doyle; Scorer: Tyler Koonce; Te Temperature: 58 F Wind: W 9 MPH Weather: Sunny

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2008 Season Review

Box Score (Final) Tennessee Tech vs #25 Tennessee State (Nov. 01, 2008 at Nashville, TN)

Score by Quarters 1 Tennessee Tech 7 Tennessee State 7

2 0 14

3 0 7

4 7 13

Score 14 Record: (3-7,1-5) 41 Record: (7-2,4-1)

Scoring Summary: 1st 10:32 TSU WILLIAMS,Javarr 4 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 5-24 2:23, TTU 0 - TSU 7 00:08 TTU WILKERSON, Cedr 1 yd run (KRAEMER, Justin kick), 16-70 5:45, TTU 7 - TSU 7 2nd 11:03 TSU GROOMS,Dominic 1 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 10-65 3:58, TTU 7 - TSU 14 02:57 TSU WILLIAMS,Javarr 5 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 11-80 4:53, TTU 7 - TSU 21 3rd 04:36 TSU SPILLMAN,JaJuan 9 yd pass from GROOMS,Dominic (BENSON,Eric kick), 14-86 7:49, TTU 7 - TSU 28 4th 06:11 TSU JOHNSON,Chris 6 yd pass from GROOMS,Dominic (BENSON,Eric kick), 8-47 3:51, TTU 7 - TSU 35 02:18 TSU BROWN,Preston 12 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick failed), 4-41 2:04, TTU 7 - TSU 41 00:53 TTU BENFORD, Tim 21 yd pass from LOWERY, Josh (KRAEMER, Justin kick), 5-57 1:18, TTU 14 - TSU 41 Chris Johnson led all receivers with five receptions for 60 yards.

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TTU 17 40-154 115 21-10-2 61-269 0-0 2-4 7-150 0-0 4-46.5 2-1 6-56 24:34 6 of 13 1 of 1 1-2 1-7

TSU 23 53-212 138 19-15-0 72-350 0-0 2-37 3-32 2-56 4-33.2 0-0 9-56 35:26 5 of 12 3 of 3 6-6 2-16

RUSHING: Tennessee Tech-GAY, Dontey 11-49; HUDSON, Tremain 5-47; SAILES, Henry 5-36; WILKERSON, Cedr 14-23; LOWERY, Josh 1-14; TEAM 1-0; SWEENEY, Lee 3-minus 15. Tennessee State-WILLIAMS,Javarr 24125; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 5-30; EVANS,Ronald 2-21; BROWN,Preston 3-21; THOMAS,Dante’ 6-19; GROOMS,Dominic 11-0; Team 2-minus 4. PASSING: Tennessee Tech-SWEENEY, Lee 9-19-1-94; LOWERY, Josh 1-2-1-21. Tennessee State-GROOMS,Dominic 15-19-0-138. RECEIVING: Tennessee Tech-ROBINSON, Anton 3-59; BENFORD, Tim 22-31; WILKERSON, Cedr 2-9; WALLACE, Mauric 1-8; STEVENS, Charli 1-1-6; HUDSON, Tremain 1-2. Tennessee State-JOHNSON,Chris 5-60; SP SPILLMAN,JaJuan 4-21; BELVIN,Brandon 3-45; EVANS,Ronald 2-11; TH THOMAS,Dante’ 1-1. IN INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee Tech-None. Tennessee StateLE LEVINE,Anthony 1-25; WILLIFORD,Larry 1-11; CLIFFORD,Eugene 0-20. FU FUMBLES: Tennessee Tech-SAILES, Henry 1-0; BENFORD, Tim 1-1. Tenne nessee State-None. St Stadium: LP Field Ki Kickoff time: 5:00

Attendance: 24,361 End of Game: 7:56 Total elapsed time: 2:56

Of Officials: Referee: Butch Stovall; Umpire: John Short; Linesman: MMichael Salas; Line judge: Dan Holly; Back judge: Fred McCollum; Field ju judge: Phil Faust; Side judge: Greg Koerner; Scorer: Jerome Dooley; Te Temperature: 70 deg Wind: NW 5-8 Weather: Sunny

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2008 Season Review Box Score (Final) Eastern Illinois vs #18 Tennessee State (Nov. 08, 2008 at Nashville, TN) Score by Quarters 1 Eastern Illinois 0 Tennessee State 14

2 3 10

3 7 7

4 14 14

Score 24 Record: (4-6,2-4) 45 Record: (8-2,5-1)

Scoring Summary: 1st 08:56 TSU BELVIN,Brandon 52 yd pass from HEFFNER,Antonio (BENSON,Eric kick), 6-80 2:51, EIU 0 - TSU 7 06:00 TSU BELVIN,Brandon 14 yd pass from HEFFNER,Antonio (BENSON,Eric kick), 4-29 1:56, EIU 0 - TSU 14 2nd 11:39 TSU HEFFNER,Antonio 3 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 12-89 4:27, EIU 0 - TSU 21 06:06 TSU BENSON,Eric 22 yd field goal, 9-56 4:23, EIU 0 - TSU 24 01:55 EIU WILKE 32 yd field goal, 9-56 4:02, EIU 3 - TSU 24 3rd 09:46 EIU McGRATH 5 yd pass from REEDER (WILKE kick), 10-65 5:07, EIU 10 - TSU 24 07:56 TSU WILLIAMS,Javarr 51 yd pass from HEFFNER,Antonio (BENSON,Eric kick), 5-60 1:50, EIU 10 - TSU 31 4th 14:28 TSU WILLIAMS,Javarr 11 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 7-71 3:03, EIU 10 - TSU 38 11:49 EIU KESLER 6 yd pass from REEDER (WILKE kick), 8-55 2:39, EIU 17 - TSU 38 04:40 TSU BELVIN,Brandon 6 yd pass from HEFFNER,Antonio (BENSON,Eric kick), 8-69 4:38, EIU 17 - TSU 45 02:17 EIU BESS 8 yd run (WILKE kick), 12-73 2:17, EIU 24 - TSU 45 Taylor Cisneros (34) and Javarris Williams captured career records versus EIU. Cisneros’ punt of 62 yards became the longest in a game for the Tigers and Williams moved to the top of the list in career rushing touchdowns with

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EIU 15 30-114 207 38-18-0 68-321 1-50 2-10 7-143 0-0 5-41.4 1-1 5-50 27:06 5 of 15 1 of 3 4-4 2-12

TSU 24 55-309 162 14-7-0 69-471 0-0 1-4 3-59 0-0 4-43.8 1-1 8-45 32:54 4 of 10 0 of 0 5-5 2-13

RUSHING: Eastern Illinois-BESS 15-90; WALKER 5-20; WARD 5-11; WILLIAMS 1-2; REEDER 4-minus 9. Tennessee State-WILLIAMS,Javarr 14-93; BROWN,Preston 10-64; HEFFNER,Antonio 10-61; THOMAS,Dante’ 9-33; EVANS,Ronald 4-26; GROOMS,Dominic 1-20; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 4-15; Team 3-minus 3. PASSING: Eastern Illinois-REEDER 18-38-0-207. Tennessee StateHEFFNER,Antonio 7-14-0-162. RECEIVING: Eastern Illinois-McGRATH 6-56; GRAVES 5-73; KESLER 3-45; BESS 2-24; WALKER 1-7; NOZINOR 1-2. Tennessee StateBELVIN,Brandon 4-85; WILLIAMS,Javarr 2-63; JOHNSON,Chris 1-14. INTERCEPTIONS: Eastern Illinois-None. Tennessee State-None. FUMBLES: Eastern Illinois-REEDER 1-1. Tennessee StateHEFFNER,Antonio 1-1. Stadium: LP Field Attendance: 6,393 Kickoff time: 1:00p End of Game: 4:12p Total elapsed time: 3:12 Of Officials: Referee: Bob Powell; Umpire: John Graham; Linesman: Tom Da Danner; Line judge: John Smoot; Back judge: Tom Hahs; Field judge: Bu Burney Jenkins; Side judge: Chip Shields; Scorer: Jerome Dooley; Te Temperature: 57 deg Wind: w10-15 Weather: sunny

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2008 Season Review Box Score (Final) #18 Tennessee State vs Jacksonville State (Nov. 15, 2008 at Jacksonville, Ala.) Score by Quarters 1 Tennessee State 7 Jacksonville State 7

2 7 10

3 0 3

4 7 6

Score 21 Record: (8-3,5-2) 26 Record: (8-3,6-2)

Scoring Summary: 1st 05:42 TSU SPILLMAN,JaJuan 63 yd pass from HEFFNER,Antonio (BENSON,Eric kick), 4-89 1:27, TSU 7 - JAXST 0 01:25 JAXST RIDGEWAY,Andrew 72 yd blocked FG return (HALLFORD,Gavin kick), TSU 7 - JAXST 7 2nd 12:41 TSU THOMAS,Dante’ 1 yd run (BENSON,Eric kick), 4-14 1:57, TSU 14 - JAXST 7 01:31 JAXST MIDDLETON,Calvi 1 yd run (HALLFORD,Gavin kick), 7-74 1:44, TSU 14 - JAXST 14 00:00 JAXST HALLFORD,Gavin 48 yd field goal, 5-30 0:26, TSU 14 - JAXST 17 3rd 08:58 JAXST HALLFORD,Gavin 36 yd field goal, 10-33 4:12, TSU 14 - JAXST 20 4th 11:35 TSU BELVIN,Brandon 0 yd fumble recovery (BENSON,Eric kick), 10-73 3:42, TSU 21 - JAXST 20 00:13 JAXST MIDDLETON,Calvi 3 yd run (PERRILLOUX,Ryan pass failed), 14-84 5:25, TSU 21 - JAXST 26 Rico Council led TSU in tackles with 12 tackles, one sack and forced fumble.

FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

TSU 20 50-177 170 23-11-0 73-347 0-0 1-42 4-57 1-18 7-33.7 3-0 7-46 35:39 7 of 17 0 of 0 2-5 1-8

JAXST 16 36-174 119 22-13-1 58-293 0-0 5--5 4-106 0-0 6-39.2 4-2 4-30 24:21 6 of 13 0 of 0 3-3 5-34

RUSHING: Tennessee State-HEFFNER,Antonio 17-55; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 5-53; BROWN,Preston 9-36; THOMAS,Dante’ 15-36; BLEDSOE,Kevin 1-2; EVANS,Ronald 2-1; Team 1-minus 4; JACKSON,Javier 0-minus 2; BELVIN,Brandon 0-0. Jacksonville State-JACKSON,Daniel 17-105; PERRILLOUX,Ryan 11-50; MIDDLETON,Calvi 6-20; CAMERON,Jeffery 1-4; TEAM 1-minus 5. PASSING: Tennessee State-HEFFNER,Antonio 11-23-0-170. Jacksonville State-PERRILLOUX,Ryan 13-21-1-119; TEAM 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-SPILLMAN,JaJuan 6-104; JOHNSON,Chris 3-55; BELVIN,Brandon 1-13; EVANS,Ronald 1-minus 2. Jacksonville State-CAMERON,Jeffery 5-46; MIDDLETON,Calvi 3-13; JACKSON,Daniel 22-11; WILKERSON,James 1-39; WHIDDON,John 1-6; DUPREE,Maurice 1-4. IN INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-HALL,Marquez 1-18. Jacksonville St State-None. FU FUMBLES: Tennessee State-HEFFNER,Antonio 1-0; THOMAS,Dante’ 1-1-0; Team 1-0. Jacksonville State-PERRILLOUX,Ryan 2-1; TEAM 1-0; DU DUPREE,Maurice 1-1. St Stadium: Paul Snow Memorial Attendance: 7,956 Ki Kickoff time: 2:00 pm End of Game: 5:18 pm Total elapsed time: 3:18 Of Officials: Referee: Ken Switzer; Umpire: Shawn Wortman; Linesman: Ch Chris Barney; Line judge: Roy Woods; Back judge: Greg Brey; Field ju judge: Steve Horn; Side judge: Tom Weber; Te Temperature: 48 Wind: 10-15 W Weather: Windy & Cloudy

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Box Score (Final) #25 Tennessee State vs Murray State (Nov. 22, 2008 at Murray, Ky.) Score by Quarters 1 Tennessee State 0 Murray State 3

2 7 14

3 10 7

4 0 0

Score 17 Record: (8-4,5-3) 24 Record: (5-7,4-4)

Scoring Summary: 1st 08:00 MUR CULLEN, Kienan 28 yd field goal, 14-57 7:00, TSU 0 - MUR 3 2nd 09:57 MUR ARD, Daniel 9 yd pass from EHRHARDT, Jeff (CULLEN, Kienan kick), 6-36 2:35, TSU 0 - MUR 10 05:16 TSU SPILLMAN,JaJuan 15 yd pass fromHEFFNER,Antonio (BENSON,Eric kick), 8-49 4:30, TSU 7 - MUR 10 00:09 MUR NELSON, DeAngel 9 yd pass from EHRHARDT, Jeff (CULLEN, Kienan kick), 4-29 0:45, TSU 7 - MUR 17 3rd 09:34 TSU BELVIN,Brandon 10 yd pass from GROOMS,Dominic (BENSON,Eric kick), 11-66 5:24, TSU 14 - MUR 17 07:43 MUR HARRIS, Marcus 30 yd pass from EHRHARDT, Jeff (CULLEN, Kienan kick), 5-60 1:44, TSU 14 - MUR 24 04:05 TSU BENSON,Eric 22 yd field goal, 9-58 3:29, TSU 17 - MUR 24 Dante Thomas picked up his first career start rushing for 53 yards on the day.

2008 Season Review FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: Number-Yards

TSU 19 38-113 210 33-21-2 71-323 0-0 2--2 4-57 2-6 5-34.6 2-1 6-56 33:55 5 of 15 2 of 4 3-6 2-11

MUR 13 33-108 141 24-14-2 57-249 0-0 1-2 4-92 2-60 6-40.7 3-1 7-60 26:05 5 of 13 0 of 0 3-3 2-12

RUSHING: Tennessee State-THOMAS,Dante’ 21-53; SPILLMAN,JaJuan 5-33; GROOMS,Dominic 6-24; HEFFNER,Antonio 6-3. Murray StateJORDAN, Charlie 11-34; EHRHARDT, Jeff 9-29; MCKINNIS, Paul 8-20; NWAGBARA, Princ 4-13; HARRIS, Marcus 1-12. PASSING: Tennessee State-HEFFNER,Antonio 10-17-1-112; GROOMS,Dominic 11-16-1-98. Murray State-EHRHARDT, Jeff 14-24-2-141. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-SPILLMAN,JaJuan 11-86; JOHNSON,Chris 7-110; THOMAS,Dante’ 2-4; BELVIN,Brandon 1-10. Murray StateTOWNSEL, Derric 6-25; HARRIS, Marcus 3-54; NELSON, DeAngel 2-32; KNIGHT, Zach 2-21; ARD, Daniel 1-9. IN INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-LEVINE,Anthony 1-4; TARVER,Sidney 1-1-2. Murray State-LANIGAN, Taylor 1-35; WERNER, Will 1-25. FU FUMBLES: Tennessee State-BIGHAM,Nahshon 1-1; GROOMS,Dominic 1-0. MMurray State-MCKINNIS, Paul 2-0; TOWNSEL, Derric 1-1. St Stadium: Stewart Stadium Attendance: 2,292 Kickoff time: 1 p.m. End of Game: 4pm Total elapsed time: 3:00 Ki Of Officials: Referee: Tony Backert; Umpire: Steve Joest; Linesman: David Seewer; Line judge: Dan Holly; Back judge: Steve Hendley; Field judge: Se Ro Rod Whittier; Side judge: Kirk Paitsel; Temperature: 43 Te Wind: SSE 6mph Weather: Mostly Cloudy

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2008 Season Review RESULTS 8-4 (4-3, OVC) DATE 8/30 9/06 9/13 * 9/20 9/27 * 10/4 * 10/18 * 10/25 * 11/01 * 11/08 * 11/15 * 11/22

OPPONENT at Alabama A&M SOUTHERN vs Jackson State EASTERN KENTUCKY vs Florida A&M at UT Martin AUSTIN PEAY at Southeast Missouri TENNESSEE TECH EASTERN ILLINOIS at Jacksonville State at Murray State

* Ohio Valley Conference Game

TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Att-Comp-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED

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W/L W W W W L W OT W L OT W W L L

TSU 375 31.2 253 133 106 14 2350 2742 392 537 4.4 195.8 26 2475 284-175-13 8.7 14.1 206.2 18 4825 821 5.9 402.1 47-910 16-205 14-233 19.4 12.8 16.6 16-9 104-822 68.5 45-1566 34.8 32.8 33:39 66/152 43% 9/14 64% 19-149 0 48

SCORE 34-13 34-32 41-18 34-20 21-28 30-27 37-34 20-27 41-14 45-24 21-26 17-24

ATTEND 10072 28830 50794 8276 50428 7549 9358 9750 24361 6393 7956 2292 OPP 287 23.9 206 95 94 17 1522 1821 299 399 3.8 126.8 13 2179 348-195-14 6.3 11.2 181.6 19 3701 747 5.0 308.4 65-1377 13-29 13-150 21.2 2.2 11.5 21-12 70-622 51.8 55-2154 39.2 33.6 27:36 68/156 44% 4/13 31% 21-138 125 35

FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game Neutral Site Games SCORE BY QUARTERS Tennessee State Opponents

14-19 0-0 45-56 80% 32-56 57% 45-46 98% 77218 5/15444

1st 65 78

RUSHING WILLIAMS,Javarr HEFFNER,Antonio THOMAS,Dante’ SPILLMAN,JaJuan BROWN,Preston EVANS,Ronald GROOMS,Dominic BLEDSOE,Kevin BELVIN,Brandon JACKSON,Javier Team Total.......... Opponents......

GP 10 11 12 12 10 10 5 12 12 9 10 12 12

Att 207 116 102 34 35 9 18 1 0 0 15 537 399

PASSING HEFFNER,Antonio GROOMS,Dominic Total.......... Opponents......

G 11 5 12 12

Effic 145.61 153.50 146.58 118.60

RECEIVING JOHNSON,Chris BELVIN,Brandon SPILLMAN,JaJuan WILLIAMS,Javarr EVANS,Ronald THOMAS,Dante’ JACKSON,Javier JORDAN,Gershom GRAHAM,Antonio Total.......... Opponents......

G 11 12 12 10 10 12 9 8 12 12 12

No. 44 44 43 19 13 7 3 1 1 175 195

2nd 3rd 134 85 70 53 Gain 1094 683 366 282 186 69 62 2 0 -2 0 2742 1821

Loss 57 180 18 31 14 6 18 0 0 0 68 392 299

Cmp-Att-Int 149-249-12 26-35-1 175-284-13 195-348-14 Yds Avg 779 17.7 684 15.5 570 13.3 245 12.9 78 6.0 23 3.3 71 23.7 15 15.0 10 10.0 2475 14.1 2179 11.2

14-18 1-3 34-37 92% 23-37 62% 29-30 97% 37619 5/7524 2/50611 4th 85 76

OT 6 10

Net 1037 503 348 251 172 63 44 2 0 -2 -68 2350 1522

Total 375 287

Avg 5.0 4.3 3.4 7.4 4.9 7.0 2.4 2.0 0.0 0.0 -4.5 4.4 3.8

TD 15 4 3 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 26 13

Long Avg/G 55 103.7 25 45.7 23 29.0 32 20.9 46 17.2 23 6.3 20 8.8 2 0.2 0 0.0 0 -0.2 0 -6.8 55 195.8 44 126.8

Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 59.8 2239 15 81 203.5 74.3 236 3 25 47.2 61.6 2475 18 81 206.2 56.0 2179 19 53 181.6 TD 3 8 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 18 19

Long 81 62 65 51 21 8 57 15 10 81 53

Avg/G 70.8 57.0 47.5 24.5 7.8 1.9 7.9 1.9 0.8 206.2 181.6


TOTAL OFFENSE HEFFNER,Antonio WILLIAMS,Javarr THOMAS,Dante’ GROOMS,Dominic SPILLMAN,JaJuan BROWN,Preston EVANS,Ronald BLEDSOE,Kevin JACKSON,Javier Team Total.......... Opponents......

G 11 10 12 5 12 10 10 12 9 10 12 12

Plays 365 207 102 53 34 35 9 1 0 15 821 747

Rush 503 1037 348 44 251 172 63 2 -2 -68 2350 1522

Pass 2239 0 0 236 0 0 0 0 0 0 2475 2179

Total 2742 1037 348 280 251 172 63 2 -2 -68 4825 3701

Avg/G 249.3 103.7 29.0 56.0 20.9 17.2 6.3 0.2 -0.2 -6.8 402.1 308.4

SCORING SCORING WILLIAMS,Javarr BENSON,Eric BELVIN,Brandon SPILLMAN,JaJuan HEFFNER,Antonio THOMAS,Dante’ JOHNSON,Chris BROWN,Preston GROOMS,Dominic EVANS,Ronald FRITZ,Rodney CLIFFORD,Eugene JOHNSON,Ty’Ron Total.......... Opponents......

TD 16 0 9 6 4 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 48 35

FGs 0-0 14-19 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 14-19 14-18

|------ PATs ------| Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP SafPoints 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 96 45-46 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 87 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 54 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 36 0-0 0-0 0 0-1 0 0 24 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 45-46 0-0 0 0-1 0 0 375 29-30 3-4 0 0-1 0 0 287

RETURNS PUNT RETURNS SPILLMAN,JaJuan JOHNSON,Chris BIGHAM,Nahshon WOODARD,Kellen Total.......... Opponents......

No. 7 7 1 1 16 13

Yds 78 93 -4 38 205 29

Avg 11.1 13.3 -4.0 38.0 12.8 2.2

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0

Long 21 42 0 38 42 14

KICK RETURNS SPILLMAN,JaJuan BELVIN,Brandon EVANS,Ronald JACKSON,Javier MOORE,Jonathan JORDAN,Gershom Total.......... Opponents......

No. 28 8 7 2 1 1 47 65

Yds 697 98 75 24 16 0 910 1377

Avg 24.9 12.2 10.7 12.0 16.0 0.0 19.4 21.2

TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Long 94 21 21 17 16 0 94 47

FUMBLE RETURNS HALL,Marquez FRITZ,Rodney Total.......... Opponents......

No. 1 1 2 2

Yds 4 50 54 86

Avg 4.0 50.0 27.0 43.0

TD 0 1 1 1

Long 4 50 50 50

ALL PURPOSE SPILLMAN,JaJuan WILLIAMS,Javarr JOHNSON,Chris BELVIN,Brandon HEFFNER,Antonio THOMAS,Dante’ EVANS,Ronald BROWN,Preston JACKSON,Javier CLIFFORD,Eugene GROOMS,Dominic JOHNSON,Ty’Ron WOODARD,Kellen WILLIFORD,Larry TARVER,Sidney LEVINE,Anthony HALL,Marquez MOORE,Jonathan JORDAN,Gershom GRAHAM,Antonio BLEDSOE,Kevin BIGHAM,Nahshon Team Total.......... Opponents...... INTERCEPTIONS LEVINE,Anthony WILLIFORD,Larry CLIFFORD,Eugene TARVER,Sidney JOHNSON,Ty’Ron BIGHAM,Nahshon HALL,Marquez Total.......... Opponents...... PUNTING CISNEROS,Taylor Team BENSON,Eric Total.......... Opponents......

G 12 10 11 12 11 12 10 10 9 12 5 12 11 12 11 12 12 5 8 12 12 11 10 12 12

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Rush 251 1037 0 0 503 348 63 172 -2 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 -68 2350 1522 No. 3 3 3 2 1 1 1 14 13 Yds 1492 44 30 1566 2154

Rec PR KOR IR Tot Avg/G 570 78 697 0 1596 133.0 245 0 0 0 1282 128.2 779 93 0 0 872 79.3 684 0 98 0 782 65.2 0 0 0 0 503 45.7 23 0 0 0 371 30.9 78 0 75 0 216 21.6 0 0 0 0 172 17.2 71 0 24 0 93 10.3 0 0 0 81 81 6.8 0 0 0 0 44 8.8 0 0 0 39 39 3.2 0 38 0 0 38 3.5 0 0 0 32 32 2.7 0 0 0 31 31 2.8 0 0 0 29 29 2.4 0 0 0 18 18 1.5 0 0 16 0 16 3.2 15 0 0 0 15 1.9 10 0 0 0 10 0.8 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 0 -4 0 3 -1 -0.1 0 0 0 0 -68 -6.8 2475 205 910 233 6173 514.4 2179 29 1377 150 5257 438.1 Yds Avg TD Long 29 9.7 0 25 32 10.7 0 21 81 27.0 1 43 31 15.5 0 29 39 39.0 1 39 3 3.0 0 3 18 18.0 0 18 233 16.6 2 43 150 11.5 2 35 Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd 35.5 62 3 7 11 1 22.0 24 0 0 0 0 30.0 30 0 1 1 0 34.8 62 3 8 12 1 39.2 58 5 16 14 1

FIELD GOALS FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 BENSON,Eric 14-19 73.7 1-1 8-9 4-6 1-2 0-1

Lg Blk 43 2

FG SEQUENCE Tennessee State OPPONENTS Alabama A&M (31),(29) (24),(43) Southern 52 (34) Jackson State (27),(43) (30),43 Eastern Kentucky (35),(21) (36),(30) Florida A&M 45 UT Martin (20) (23),(40) Austin Peay (26),(31),(29) Southeast Missouri (37),42,(18) (26),(37) Tennessee Tech 29 Eastern Illinois (22) (32),46 Jacksonville State 30,39,27 (48),(36) Murray State (22) (28) Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

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2008 Season Review DEFENSIVE STATS |-------Tackles-------| Player

80

GP-GS

Solo Ast

Total

|-Sacks-| |---Pass Def---| TFL/Yds No-Yards

Int-Yds

-Fumbles-|

BrUp

QBH

Rcv-Yds

FF

Blkd Kick

Saf

47

COUNCIL,Rico

12-11

40

27

67

4.5-7

1-4

.

4

.

.

2

.

.

22

CLIFFORD,Eugene

12-12

42

19

61

3.5-13

.

3-81

2

.

2-0

.

.

.

2

WILLIFORD,Larry

12-5

37

23

60

8.5-40

1-13

3-32

3

1

.

3

.

.

9

WILLIS,Remond

12-10

31

24

55

3.0-13

.

.

2

.

2-0

.

.

.

59

DAVIS,Maurice

12-11

25

25

50

11.5-46

3-24

.

.

7

1-0

.

.

.

21

HALL,Marquez

12-11

33

5

38

2.0-2

.

1-18

2

.

1-4

.

.

.

7A

BROXIE,Marcus

16-9

18

18

36

9.5-35

6-27

.

1

5

.

.

.

.

6

LEVINE,Anthony

12-8

20

14

34

2.0-3

.

3-29

2

.

1-0

.

.

.

53

WOODARD,Kellen

11-9

18

13

31

8.0-36

5-28

.

.

.

.

1

1

.

98

TARVER,Sidney

11-4

20

9

29

1.0-1

.

2-31

.

.

.

.

.

.

37

BLEDSOE,Kevin

12-7

15

9

24

1.0-9

.

.

3

.

.

.

.

.

72

MORRIS,Roger

12-8

13

11

24

2.5-9

1-4

.

.

1

2-0

1

.

.

3

HARRELL,Ozzie

12-1

17

6

23

.

.

.

3

.

1-0

.

.

.

26

JOHNSON,Ty’Ron

12-4

15

6

21

.

.

1-39

2

.

.

1

.

.

55

BIGHAM,Nahshon

11-7

14

5

19

.

.

1-3

2

.

.

1

.

.

15

BLACKMAN,Brando

11-1

10

9

19

2.5-15

.

.

2

.

.

.

.

.

94

ROYSTER,Malcolm

10-2

9

8

17

3.5-8

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

29

HOWARD,Riley

11-0

7

5

12

.

.

.

.

.

1-0

.

.

.

99

TOWSON, Jason

12-5

4

8

12

1.0-7

1-7

.

.

2

.

.

.

.

33

COLEMAN,Jamal

5-1

10

1

11

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

20

GRADDICK,Sherar

11-0

8

2

10

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

17

FRITZ,Rodney

8-1

6

4

10

3.0-26

3-26

.

.

.

1-50

.

.

.

51

BUFORD,Carl

11-0

4

5

9

.

.

.

2

1

.

.

.

.

27

BAKER,Kalvin

7-1

3

5

8

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

38

BROWN,Preston

10-0

6

1

7

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

90

BUTTS,Johnny

10-0

3

3

6

1.5-3

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

93

CRAWFORD,Malcol

12-2

1

5

6

2.0-9

1-9

.

.

1

.

.

.

.

10

THOMPSON,Reno

12-0

4

1

5

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

52

HALL,Miguel

6-0

2

3

5

1.5-7

1-7

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

40

LOGAN,Kikko

6-0

2

2

4

.

.

.

1

1

.

.

.

.

57

ST.FLEUR,Renalo

7-0

3

1

4

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

74

SPRINGFIELD,Jam

8-0

1

3

4

0.5-1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

54

KILGORE,Deonte

5-0

2

1

3

0.5-1

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

TM

Team

10-0

3

.

3

1.0-2

.

.

.

.

.

1

.

.

19

BENSON,Eric

12-0

2

1

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

50

MOORE,Reginald

10-0

3

.

3

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

23

JENKINS,Justin

7-0

1

1

2

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

36

BATHER,Brandon

1-0

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

89

COLLINS,Chris

2-0

.

1

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

58

ATKINS,Dumaka

12-10

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

7

SAMPLE,Julian

9-4

.

1

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

88

MOORE,Jonathan

5-0

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

8

GROOMS,Dominic

5-1

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.


2008 Season Review DEFENSIVE STATS |-------Tackles-------| Player

GP-GS

Solo Ast

Total

|-Sacks-| |---Pass Def---| TFL/Yds No-Yards

Int-Yds

-Fumbles-|

BrUp

QBH

Rcv-Yds

FF

Blkd Kick

Saf

86

JACKSON,Javier

9-0

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

16

HEFFNER,Antonio

11-11

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

83

BELVIN,Brandon

12-12

1

.

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

28

WILLIAMS,Javarr

10-10

.

1

1

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

.

18

SPILLMAN,JaJuan

12-12

1

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1

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Total..........

12-0

460

286

746

74-293

19-149

14-233

32

19

12-54

11

1

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Opponents......

12-0

-

-

-

-

21-138

13-150

29

13

9-86

8

3

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The 2008 Tigers celebrate after defeating the Southern Jaguars in the John Merritt Classic.

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2008 OVC Final Statistics 2008 Ohio Valley Conference Football Standings – Final

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

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

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

TOTAL OFFENSE HEFFNER, Antonio EHRHARDT, Jeff PERRILLOUX, Ryan THOMPSON, Cade LILLARD, Houston HOLLAND, Allan REEDER, Bodie SWEENEY, Lee WILLIAMS, Javarris BESS, Travorus

RECEPTIONS/GAME TOWNSEL, Derrick BENFORD, Tim HICKS, Mike PEOPLES, Walter HARRIS, Marcus SAILES, Henry DUPREE, Maurice JOHNSON, Chris SIZEMORE, Stephen 10. THOMAS, Roren 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

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

82

L 1 2 2 3 5 4 6 6 7

OVC

Pct .875 .750 .750 .625 .375 .500 .250 .250 .125

W 8 8 8 8 5 5 4 2 3

Overall L 4 3 4 4 7 7 8 9 9

Pct .667 .727 .667 .667 .417 .417 .333 .182 .250

Ohio Valley Conference Individual Leaders

RUSHING Player WILLIAMS, Javarris BESS, Travorus JACKSON, Daniel WALKER, C.J. YOUNG, Brandyn WHITE, Ryan JORDAN, Charlie TOWNSEND, Theo MCKINNIS, Paul HEFFNER, Antonio

W 7 6 6 5 3 4 2 2 1

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

Team MUR TTU UTM SEMO MUR TTU JSU TSU EKU UTM

ALL PURPOSE Team THOMAS, Roren UTM HOLT, Terrence APSU DUPREE, Maurice JSU SPILLMAN, JaJuan TSU WILLIAMS, JavarrisTSU SAILES, Henry TTU BESS, Travorus EIU JACKSON, Daniel JSU HARRIS, Marcus MUR TOWNSEL, Derrick MUR

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

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

Rush Pass 503 2239 321 1885 368 2318 -112 2680 -75 2067 25 2121 -126 1931 -96 1644 1037 0 1086 0

ClG Rec JR 953 FR 1268 JR 1266 JR 1265 SO 1261 SO 1047 SR 1149 SR 1144 SR 1248 JR 1142 Cl JR SO SR JR SR SO SR SR SO JR

G 11 11 11 12 10 10 12 10 12 9

Att Yds 207 1037 192 1086 128 815 147 706 143 702 118 600 139 534 104 422 102 556 116 503

Rush 363 287 26 251 1037 433 1086 815 23 30

Avg 5.0 5.7 6.4 4.8 4.9 5.1 3.8 4.1 5.5 4.3 Plays 365 344 414 349 343 400 313 299 207 192

Yds 667 782 894 903 652 344 799 779 361 790

TDLong 3 59 10 48 12 40 6 49 6 48 2 78 10 66 3 81 2 18 7 82

Rcv 790 26 799 570 245 344 172 148 652 667

PR 0 135 193 78 0 4 0 0 26 82

TD 15 3 3 7 12 3 6 2 6 4 Total 2742 2206 2686 2568 1992 2146 1805 1548 1037 1086

Avg/C 12.6 11.5 13.5 13.9 10.7 7.3 16.3 17.7 7.5 18.8

KR 621 1285 537 697 0 449 0 0 431 63

Long Yds/G 55 103.7 55 90.5 55 81.5 60 58.8 94 58.5 45 54.5 74 48.5 40 46.9 54 46.3 25 45.7 Yds/G 249.3 245.1 244.2 214.0 181.1 178.8 150.4 140.7 103.7 90.5

Rec/G 5.89 5.67 5.50 5.42 5.08 4.70 4.45 4.00 4.00 3.82

Yds Avg/G 1774 161.3 1733 157.5 1555 141.4 1596 133.0 1282 128.2 1230 123.0 1258 104.8 963 96.3 1132 94.3 842 93.6

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

PASSING AVG/GAME THOMPSON, Cade PERRILLOUX, Ryan EHRHARDT, Jeff HEFFNER, Antonio LILLARD, Houston HOLLAND, Allan REEDER, Bodie SWEENEY, Lee SCHEIBLE, Matt FRANKLIN, Chris

Team UTM JSU MUR TSU SEMO EKU EIU TTU SEMO MUR

Cl JR JR SO SR SR SR JR JR FR SO

G 12 11 9 11 11 12 12 11 10 10

Att 328 297 266 249 292 329 282 267 102 94

Cmp 190 187 169 149 166 197 177 160 44 60

Int 14 13 8 12 13 8 7 11 3 4

Pct. 57.9 63.0 63.5 59.8 56.8 59.9 62.8 59.9 43.1 63.8

Yds 2680 2318 1885 2239 2067 2121 1931 1644 540 476

TD Avg/G 24 223.3 19 210.7 11 209.4 15 203.5 12 187.9 8 176.8 13 160.9 9 149.5 5 54.0 2 47.6

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

PASS EFFICIENCY Team WATTS, Cody EKU HEFFNER, Antonio TSU THOMPSON, Cade UTM PERRILLOUX, Ryan JSU EHRHARDT, Jeff MUR REEDER, Bodie EIU LILLARD, Houston SEMO HOLLAND, Allan EKU SWEENEY, Lee TTU

Cl SO SR JR JR SO JR SR SR JR

G 12 11 12 11 9 12 11 12 11

Att 13 249 328 297 266 282 292 329 267

Cmp 11 149 190 187 169 177 166 197 160

Int 0 12 14 13 8 7 13 8 11

Pct. 84.6 59.8 57.9 63.0 63.5 62.8 56.8 59.9 59.9

Yds 145 2239 2680 2318 1885 1931 2067 2121 1644

TD 2 15 24 19 11 13 12 8 9

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

RECEIVE YDS/GAME Team PEOPLES, Walter SEMO HICKS, Mike UTM TOWNSEL, Derrick MUR DUPREE, Maurice JSU THOMAS, Roren UTM JOHNSON, Chris TSU BENFORD, Tim TTU BELVIN, Brandon TSU HARRIS, Marcus MUR WIKERSON, James JSU

Cl JR JR JR SR JR SR FR SR SO JR

G Rec Yds TD Long Avg/C 12 65 903 6 49 13.9 12 66 894 12 40 13.5 9 53 667 3 59 12.6 11 49 799 10 66 16.3 11 42 790 7 82 18.8 11 44 779 3 81 17.7 12 68 782 10 48 11.5 12 44 684 8 62 15.5 12 61 652 6 48 10.7 10 32 516 3 66 16.1

Yds/G 75.2 74.5 74.1 72.6 71.8 70.8 65.2 57.0 54.3 51.6

Eff. 229.1 145.6 142.2 140.9 130.7 130.5 121.0 117.2 114.5


2008 OVC Final Statistics 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8.

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

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

SCORING Team WILLIAMS, Javarris TSU LONG, Taylor EKU BENSON, Eric TSU THOMAS, Roren UTM SPADA, Doug SEMO HANSEN, Tom UTM WILKE, Tyler EIU HICKS, Mike UTM YOUNG, Brandyn UTM DUPREE, Maurice JSU

Cl G TD SR 10 16 SR 12 0 SR 12 0 JR 11 11 JR 12 0 JR 12 0 SR 12 0 JR 12 12 JR 12 12 SR 11 11

XPT 0 28 45 0 29 53 29 0 0 0

FGs Pts 20-27 88 14-19 87 15-21 74 15-24 74 7-12 74 7-9 65 14-20 69 11-18 58 7-12 29

SCORING (KICK) LONG, Taylor BENSON, Eric WILKE, Tyler SPADA, Doug HANSEN, Tom HALLFORD, Gavin CULLEN, Kienan KRAEMER, Justin BELL, John

Team EKU TSU EIU SEMO UTM JSU MUR TTU APSU

Cl G PATs SR 12 28-28 SR 12 45-46 SR 12 29-30 JR 12 29-30 JR 12 53-57 SR 11 44-46 FR 12 27-29 SO 12 25-29 SO 9 8-13

PAT KICKING PCT LONG, Taylor BENSON, Eric SPADA, Doug WILKE, Tyler HALLFORD, Gavin CULLEN, Kienan HANSEN, Tom KRAEMER, Justin

Team EKU TSU SEMO EIU JSU MUR UTM TTU

Cl G Made SR 12 28 SR 12 45 JR 12 29 SR 12 29 SR 11 44 FR 12 27 JR 12 53 SO 12 25

FG 2XP 0 0 20 0 14 0 0 4 15 0 7 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pts/G 7.3 7.2 6.2 6.2 6.2 5.9 5.8 4.8 3.2

Att Pct. 28 100.0 46 97.8 30 96.7 30 96.7 46 95.7 29 93.1 57 93.0 29 86.2

Pts Pts/G 96 9.6 88 7.3 87 7.2 70 6.4 74 6.2 74 6.2 74 6.2 72 6.0 72 6.0 66 6.0

SCORING (TDs) WILLIAMS, Javarris THOMAS, Roren YOUNG, Brandyn DUPREE, Maurice HICKS, Mike 6. WARD, Desmin 7. BENFORD, Tim 8. BELVIN, Brandon 9. SAILES, Henry 10. WALKER, C.J. 1. 2. 3.

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

T TSU UTM UTM JSU UTM EIU TTU TSU TTU EKU

FIELD GOALS Team LONG, Taylor EKU WILKE, Tyler EIU SPADA, Doug SEMO BENSON, Eric TSU CULLEN, Kienan MUR KRAEMER, Justin TTU BELL, John APSU HALLFORD, Gavin JSU HANSEN, Tom UTM

eam SR JR JR SR JR FR FR SR SO JR

Cl SR SR JR SR FR SO SO SR JR

Cl G 10 16 11 11 12 12 11 11 12 12 12 11 12 10 12 9 10 7 12 8

G 12 12 12 12 12 12 9 11 12

TD 15 3 12 0 0 11 0 1 4 7

FG 20 15 15 14 14 11 7 7 7

Rush Pass 1 0 7 1 0 0 10 1 12 0 0 0 10 0 8 0 2 1 1 0

FGA 27 21 24 19 20 18 12 9 12

Pct. 74.1 71.4 62.5 73.7 70.0 61.1 58.3 77.8 58.3

Ret 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PAT 96 70 72 66 72 66 60 54 42 48

Pts Pts/G 9.6 6.4 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.5 5.0 4.5 4.2 4.0

FG/G 1.67 1.25 1.25 1.17 1.17 0.92 0.78 0.64 0.58

The wide receiver corp accounted for 134 receptions in 2008, helping the offense average 206.2 yards through the air. Chris Johnson (5) finished fifth in the OVC in yards per game and eighth in receptions per game. Jajuan Spillman finished fourth in the conference in all-purpose yards with 133 per game.

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2008 OVC Final Statistics 6. 7. 8. 9.

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

G 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 11

TD XP 2XP DXP 61 53 3 0 47 44 0 0 48 45 0 0 33 30 0 0 33 29 0 0 29 28 1 1 31 29 0 0 30 25 0 0 26 12 3 0

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

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

G 12 11 12 11 12 12 12 12 12

Att Yds Avg 537 2350 4.4 415 2007 4.8 425 2036 4.8 428 1623 3.8 444 1716 3.9 423 1620 3.8 389 1323 3.4 347 1196 3.4 408 1170 2.9

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

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

G Att Cmp 12 352 201 11 312 195 12 407 256 12 398 211 12 284 175 12 394 241 12 344 210 12 282 177 11 290 157

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

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

G 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 11

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

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

G Rush Pass Plays Yards 11 2007 2482 727 4489 12 2036 2831 777 4867 12 2350 2475 821 4825 12 1620 2627 830 4247 12 1170 2614 806 3784 12 1716 1931 726 3647 12 1323 2278 733 3601 12 1196 2400 741 3596 11 1623 1626 718 3249

1. 2. 3. 4.

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Att 284 312 352 282 344 407 394 398 290

Int 14 13 16 16 13 17 8 7 11

FG Saf Pts 7 1 448 7 1 349 14 0 375 14 1 272 15 0 272 20 0 266 15 1 262 11 1 240 12 1 212 TD 26 23 26 7 17 14 17 12 14

Pct. Yds 57.1 2831 62.5 2482 62.9 2627 53.0 2614 61.6 2475 61.2 2400 61.0 2278 62.8 1931 54.1 1626

Cmp Pct 175 61.6 195 62.5 201 57.1 177 62.8 210 61.0 256 62.9 241 61.2 211 53.0 157 54.1

Int 13 13 14 7 8 16 17 16 11

Avg 37.3 31.7 31.2 22.7 22.7 22.2 21.8 20.0 19.3

Yds/G 195.8 182.5 169.7 147.5 143.0 135.0 110.2 99.7 97.5

Avg 8.0 8.0 6.5 6.6 8.7 6.1 6.6 6.8 5.6

TD 25 22 15 17 18 16 10 13 15

Yds 2475 2482 2831 1931 2278 2627 2400 2614 1626

TD 18 22 25 13 10 15 16 17 15

Effic 146.6 144.3 140.1 130.5 121.6 121.4 117.1 114.2 110.7

TD 45 51 44 29 31 30 27 28 22

Yds/G 408.1 405.6 402.1 353.9 315.3 303.9 300.1 299.7 295.4

Avg/P 6.2 6.3 5.9 5.1 4.7 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.5

Yds/G 235.9 225.6 218.9 217.8 206.2 200.0 189.8 160.9 147.8

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

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

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

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

G 12 12 12 12 11 11 12 12 12

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

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

G Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds Avg TD Yds/G 12 303 185 12 61.1 2076 6.9 12 173.0 12 348 195 14 56.0 2179 6.3 19 181.6 12 330 210 14 63.6 2193 6.6 15 182.8 12 331 187 7 56.5 2278 6.9 16 189.8 11 349 194 11 55.6 2172 6.2 10 197.5 12 355 236 13 66.5 2521 7.1 15 210.1 11 285 177 17 62.1 2348 8.2 19 213.5 12 348 231 6 66.4 2590 7.4 23 215.8 12 390 229 21 58.7 2680 6.9 19 223.3

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

G 11 12 12 12 12 11 12 12 12

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

G 12 12 12 11 12 12 11 12 12

TD 31 36 35 35 41 40 46 48 56 Rushes 399 454 486 485 389 415 459 499 502

XP 2XP DXP 25 1 0 27 1 0 31 1 0 29 3 0 34 2 1 36 1 0 44 1 0 47 0 0 46 1 0

FG Saf 8 1 10 0 12 1 14 0 10 0 16 1 14 0 13 1 12 0

Yards 1522 1628 1748 1834 1727 1907 2182 2275 2392

TD 13 16 28 20 20 20 23 22 28

Avg. 3.8 3.6 3.6 3.8 4.4 4.6 4.8 4.6 4.8

G Att Cmp Int 11 349 194 11 12 348 195 14 12 390 229 21 12 303 185 12 12 330 210 14 12 331 187 7 12 355 236 13 11 285 177 17 12 348 231 6 Rush Pass 1522 2179 1748 2193 1834 2278 1727 2172 1628 2680 2275 2076 1907 2348 2182 2521 2392 2590

Plys Yards 747 3701 816 3941 816 4112 738 3899 844 4308 802 4351 700 4255 814 4703 850 4982

Avg 5.0 4.8 5.0 5.3 5.1 5.4 6.1 5.8 5.9

Pts 239 275 281 287 316 328 364 376 420

Avg 21.7 22.9 23.4 23.9 26.3 29.8 30.3 31.3 35.0

Yds/G 126.8 135.7 145.7 152.8 157.0 173.4 181.8 189.6 199.3

Pct. 55.6 56.0 58.7 61.1 63.6 56.5 66.5 62.1 66.4 TD 32 43 36 30 35 34 39 38 51

Yds 2172 2179 2680 2076 2193 2278 2521 2348 2590

Yds/G 308.4 328.4 342.7 354.5 359.0 362.6 386.8 391.9 415.2

TD 10 19 19 12 15 16 15 19 23

Effic 111.0 118.6 121.7 123.8 126.0 126.0 132.8 141.4 147.3


2008 OVC Final Statistics 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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

G Ret Yds TD 12 61 1528 1 11 60 1390 0 11 40 887 1 12 63 1369 0 12 53 1147 1 12 47 991 0 12 41 802 0 12 47 910 1 12 55 1034 0

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

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

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

FIRST DOWNS Tennessee State UT Martin Southeast Missouri Jacksonville State Murray State Tennessee Tech Eastern Kentucky Eastern Illinois Austin Peay

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

Avg 25.0 23.2 22.2 21.7 21.6 21.1 19.6 19.4 18.8

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

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

G No. YardsAvg/P PR Avg TBg Net/P 12 48 1863 38.8 201 4.2 2 33.8 12 65 2455 37.8 180 2.8 5 33.5 12 62 2364 38.1 253 4.1 2 33.4 12 45 1566 34.8 29 0.6 3 32.8 11 54 1878 34.8 111 2.1 4 31.2 12 52 2121 40.8 405 7.8 5 31.1 11 51 1888 37.0 235 4.6 5 30.5 12 63 2278 36.2 302 4.8 3 30.4 12 48 1879 39.1 393 8.2 2 30.1

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

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

G Rush Pass Pen 12 133 106 14 12 116 113 12 12 74 127 25 11 108 104 11 12 78 125 16 12 70 113 25 12 72 105 19 12 87 96 12 11 97 72 21

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

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

OPPONENT 1ST DOWNS Jacksonville State Tennessee State Austin Peay UT Martin Murray State Eastern Kentucky Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri Tennessee Tech

G 11 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 12

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

3RD-DN CONVERSIONS G Jacksonville State 11 UT Martin 12 Tennessee State 12 Eastern Illinois 12 Southeast Missouri 12 Murray State 12 Tennessee Tech 12 Austin Peay 11 Eastern Kentucky 12

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

OPP 3RD-DN CONVERT Austin Peay Southeast Missouri Murray State Jacksonville State UT Martin Eastern Kentucky Eastern Illinois Tennessee State Tennessee Tech

Total 253 241 226 223 219 208 196 195 190

Rush 87 95 95 108 105 101 126 122 119

Pass 101 94 100 100 106 116 100 117 131

Pen 10 17 17 20 19 16 19 15 17

Conv 67 67 66 66 59 64 55 52 42

Att 144 153 152 162 163 180 157 155 152

Pct 46.5 43.8 43.4 40.7 36.2 35.6 35.0 33.5 27.6

G Conv Att 11 49 136 12 53 147 12 66 173 11 64 164 12 66 169 12 74 184 12 68 159 12 68 156 12 72 165

Pct 36.0 36.1 38.2 39.0 39.1 40.2 42.8 43.6 43.6

Total 198 206 212 228 230 233 245 254 267

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

PAT KICKING Eastern Kentucky Tennessee State Eastern Illinois Southeast Missouri Jacksonville State UT Martin Murray State Tennessee Tech Austin Peay

G 12 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 11

No. 60 50 71 64 59 79 52 60 50

Yds 3999 3127 4142 3501 3284 4205 2923 3261 2513

Avg Retn TB NetAvg 66.7 816 19 46.7 62.5 884 10 40.9 58.3 1377 0 38.9 54.7 996 5 37.6 55.7 1017 3 37.4 53.2 1194 4 37.1 56.2 1016 2 35.9 54.3 1288 3 31.9 50.3 1015 0 30.0

G Ret Yds TD 12 18 264 1 12 16 205 0 11 17 211 2 12 28 343 1 12 22 219 1 11 23 207 0 12 16 131 0 12 14 102 0 12 17 84 0 G 11 12 12 12 12 12 12 11 12

Made 7 20 14 15 14 15 11 12 7

Att 9 27 19 21 20 24 18 20 12

Avg 14.7 12.8 12.4 12.2 10.0 9.0 8.2 7.3 4.9 Pct .778 .741 .737 .714 .700 .625 .611 .600 .583

G Made Att Pct 12 28 28 1.000 12 45 46 .978 12 29 30 .967 12 29 30 .967 11 44 46 .957 12 53 57 .930 12 30 33 .909 12 25 29 .862 11 12 19 .632

4TH-DN CONVERSIONS Tennessee State Jacksonville State UT Martin Eastern Kentucky Tennessee Tech Murray State Eastern Illinois Austin Peay Southeast Missouri

G 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 11 12

Conv 9 5 10 6 7 11 5 10 8

Att 14 9 18 11 13 25 13 26 21

Pct 64.3 55.6 55.6 54.5 53.8 44.0 38.5 38.5 38.1

OPP 4TH-DN CONVERT Eastern Illinois Tennessee State Jacksonville State UT Martin Austin Peay Tennessee Tech Murray State Southeast Missouri Eastern Kentucky

G 12 12 11 12 11 12 12 12 12

Conv 5 4 8 8 11 13 11 11 17

Att 19 13 21 20 20 23 19 19 23

Pct 26.3 30.8 38.1 40.0 55.0 56.5 57.9 57.9 73.9

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2008 OVC Final Statistics SACKS BY UT Martin Murray State Eastern Kentucky Jacksonville State Tennessee State Tennessee Tech Southeast Missouri Eastern Illinois Austin Peay

G 12 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 11

Sacks Yards 31 252 26 218 25 188 19 119 19 149 19 118 18 124 17 94 9 60

4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

SACKS AGAINST UT Martin Tennessee Tech Austin Peay Murray State Tennessee State Eastern Illinois Jacksonville State Eastern Kentucky Southeast Missouri

G 12 12 11 12 12 12 11 12 12

Sacks Yards 14 119 17 119 17 118 19 115 21 138 22 137 23 172 24 163 28 189

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

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

G No 12 57 12 80 12 80 12 62 12 72 11 66 12 81 11 84 12 104

Yds Avg/G 459 38.2 597 49.8 598 49.8 608 50.7 637 53.1 590 53.6 723 60.2 694 63.1 822 68.5

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

OPPONENT PENALTIES Southeast Missouri Eastern Kentucky Austin Peay Tennessee Tech Tennessee State UT Martin Murray State Jacksonville State Eastern Illinois

G 12 12 11 12 12 12 12 11 12

Yds Avg/G 901 75.1 820 68.3 730 66.4 728 60.7 622 51.8 597 49.8 559 46.6 461 41.9 436 36.3

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

TIME OF POSSESSION Tennessee State Austin Peay Eastern Illinois Jacksonville State Eastern Kentucky Southeast Missouri UT Martin Murray State Tennessee Tech

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

No 98 91 83 87 70 73 64 62 56

G Total Time 12 403:48 11 336:05 12 360:04 11 322:58 12 352:01 12 347:12 12 344:28 12 342:47 12 341:06

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

4TH-DN CONVERSIONS Tennessee State Jacksonville State UT Martin Eastern Kentucky Tennessee Tech Murray State Eastern Illinois Austin Peay Southeast Missouri

G 12 11 12 12 12 12 12 11 12

Conv 9 5 10 6 7 11 5 10 8

Att 14 9 18 11 13 25 13 26 21

Pct 64.3 55.6 55.6 54.5 53.8 44.0 38.5 38.5 38.1

OPP 4TH-DN CONVERT Eastern Illinois Tennessee State Jacksonville State UT Martin Austin Peay Tennessee Tech Murray State Southeast Missouri Eastern Kentucky

G 12 12 11 12 11 12 12 12 12

Conv 5 4 8 8 11 13 11 11 17

Att 19 13 21 20 20 23 19 19 23

Pct 26.3 30.8 38.1 40.0 55.0 56.5 57.9 57.9 73.9

Avg/G 33:39 30:33 30:00 29:21 29:20 28:56 28:42 28:33 28:25

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Tigers in the NFL

#76 Vernon Holland #72 Ed “Too Tall” Jones #29 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie #10 Eldridge Dickey #50 Waymond Bryan #87 Claude Humphrey #40 Jim Marsalis

First Round Draft Picks

Ed Lee “Too Tall” Jones No. 1 pick - 1974 NFL Draft - Dallas Cowboys

Jim Marsalis No. 23 Pick - 1969 AFL Draft - Kansas City Chiefs

Claude Humphrey No. 3 pick - 1968 NFL Draft - Atlanta Falcons

Eldridge Dickey No. 25 pick - 1968 NFL Draft - Oakland Raiders

Waymond Bryant No. 4 pick - 1974 NFL Draft - Chicago Bears Vernon Holland No. 15 pick - 1971 NFL Draft - Cincinnati Bengals Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie No. 16 pick - 2008 NFL Draft - Arizona Cardinals

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* Dickey became the first African-American quarterback selected in the first round by an AFL or NFL team.

In 2008, Dominique RodgersCromartie became the first Tiger in 34 years selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.


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Tigers in the NFL #72 Charles Buchannan

#89 Avion Black

#52 Onzy Elam

#72 Cleveland Elam

#84 Marcus Dowdell #21 Oliver Davis

Benny Anderson, OL Baltimore Ravens 2001-04 Buffalo Bills 2005 Brent Alexander, DB Arizona Cardinals 1994-97 Carolina Panthers 1998-99 Pittsburgh Steelers 2000-2003 New York Giants 2004-05 Larry Barnes, RB San Diego Chargers 1977-78 St. Louis Cardinals 1978 Philadelphia Eagles 1978-79 Avion Black, WR Buffalo Bills 2000-01 Houston Texans 2002 Clifford Brooks, CB Cleveland Browns, 1972-74 Philadelphia Eagles 1975-76 New York Jets 1976 Buffalo Bills 1976 Ben Brown, QB Phiadelphia Eagles 1990-91 Claude Brumfield, OG New York Giants 1970 Waymond Bryant, LB Chicago Bears 1974-77 Charles Buchannan, DE Cleveland Browns 1988 Darryl Caldwell, T Buffalo Bills 1983 Alex Carter, DE Cleveland Browns 1987

#95 Richard Dent

#58 Mike Hegman

#17 Joe Gilliam, Jr.

#79 Elbert Drungo #11 Ben Brown

#29 Randy Fuller

Tigers in the

#96 Lamar Divens

James Carter, DE Pittsburgh Steelers 1966 (4)

Eldridge Dickey, QB, WR Oakland Raiders 1968, 1971

Willie Carter, HB Chicago Cardinals 1953

Lamar Divens, DT Baltimore Ravens 2008-Present

Alvin Coleman, DB Minnesota Vikings 1967 Cincinnati Bengals 1969-71 Philadelphia Eagles 1972

Larry Dorsey, WR San Diego Chargers 1976-77 Kansas City Chiefs 1978

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, DB Arizona Cardinals 2008-Present Al Davis, RB Philadelphia Eagles 1971-72 Cedric Davis, CB Arizona Cardinals 1995 Dave Davis, WR Green Bay Packers 1971-72 Pittsburgh Steelers 1973 New Orleans Saints 1974 Oliver Davis, DB Cleveland Browns 1977-80 Cincinnati Bengals 1981-82 Roosevelt Davis, DE New York Giants 1965-67 Tommy Davis, OT Baltimore 1968 Richard Dent, DE Chicago Bears 1983-93 San Francisco 49ers 1994 Chicago Bears 1995 Indianapolis Colts 1996 Philadelphia Eagles 1997

#38 Larry Barnes

Marcus Dowdell, WR/KR New Orleans Saints 1992-93 Arizona Cardinals 1995-96 Elbert Drungo, T Houston Oilers 1969-71, 1973-77 Buffalo Bills 1978 King Dunlap, DT Baltimore 1969 Cid Edwards, RB St. Louis Cardinals 1968-71 San Diego Chargers 1972-74 Chicago Bears 1975

#80 John Holland

#46 Brent Alexander

Randy Fuller, DB Denver Broncos 1994 Pittsburgh Steelers 1995-97 Atlanta Falcons 1998-2000 Chuck Gavin, DE Denver Broncos 1960-63 George Gilchrist, T Chicago Cardinals 1953 Joe Gilliam, Jr., QB Pittsburgh Steelers 1972-75 Steve Griffin, RB Kansas City Chiefs 1987 Michael Hegmen, LB Dallas Cowboys 1976-88 Fred Herring, DB Cincinnati Bengals 1971 Sylvester Hicks, DT Kansas City Chiefs 1978-81

Cleveland Elam, DE San Francisco 49ers 1975-78 Detroit Lions 1979

John Holland, WR Minnesota Vikings 1974 Buffalo Bills 1975-77

Onzy Elam, LB New York Jets 1987-88 Washington Redskins 1989

Vernon Holland, T Cincinnati Bengals 1971-79 Detroit Lions 1980 New York Giants 1980

Homer Elias, G Detroit Lions 1978-84 Charley Ferguson, SE-TE Cleveland Browns 1961 Minnesota Vikings 1962 Buffalo Bills 1963, 1965-66, 1969

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Bryan Howard, S Minnesota Vikings 1982 Claude Humphrey, DE Atlanta Falcons 1968-74, 1976-78 Philadelphia Eagles 1979-81

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Tigers in the NFL #82 Jerrold McRae

#64 Joe “Turkey” Jones

#28 Larry Kinnebrew

#12 Brian Ransom

#86 Mike Jones #80 Frank Pillow

Herman Hunter, RB-KR Philadelphia Eagles 1985 Johnny Jackson, NT St LLouis i 1977 (9)

Roger Jones, CB Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1991-93 Cincinnati Bengals 1994-96 Tennessee Oilers 1997 Eric Joyce, DB Chicago Bears 2002 Arizona Cardinals, 2004

Ligarius Jennings, DB Cincinnati Bengals 2001-2002

Jim Kelly, TE Chicago Bears 1974

Danny Johnson, LB Green Bay Packers 1978

Greg Kindle, T-G St. Louis Cardinals 1974-75 Atlanta Falcons 1976

Stan Johnson, DT Kansas City Chiefs 1978 Clarence Jones, WR New York Jets 1996 Ed “Too Tall” Jones, DE Dallas Cowboys 1974-78 Dallas Cowboys 1980-89 Joe “Turkey” Jones, DE Cleveland Browns 1970-71, Cleveland Browns 1973, 1975-78 Philadelphia Eagles 1974-75 Washington Redskins 1979-80 Mike Jones, WR Minnesota Vikings, 1983-85 New Orleans Saints 1986-87 New England Patriots 1989

Jim Marsalis, CB Kansas City Chiefs 1969-75 New Orleans Saints 1977 LLoaird i dM McCreary, C TE Miami Dolphins 1976-78 New York Giants 1979 Franklin McRae, DT Chicago Bears 1967 Jerrold McRae, WR Kansas City Chiefs 1978 Philadelphia Eagles 1979

Larry Kinnebrew, FB Cincinnati Bengals 1983-87 Buffalo Bills 1989

Melvin Mitchell, G-C Miami Dolphins 1976-78 Detroit Lions 1977 Minnesota Vikings 1980

Mack Lamb, CB Miami Dolphins 1967-68

Willie Mitchell, DB Kansas City Chiefs 1964-71

Izzy Lang, FB Philadelphia Eagles 1964-68 Los Angeles Rams 1969

#67 Steve Moore

#24 Roger Jones

#98 Anthony Pleasant

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Nathaniel Jackson, FB Buffalo 1977

Leo Johnson, WR San Francisco 49ers 1969-70

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#22 Willie Mitchell

Leon Moore, DB Los Angeles Rams 1967-69 Washington Redskins 1970

#81 Leo Johnson

Steve Moore, G-T New England Patriots 1983-87 McDonald Oden, TE Cleveland 1980-82 Cl l d Browns B 1980 82 John Owens, DE Miami Dolphins 1976 Rodney Parker, WR Philadelphia Eagles 1980-81 Frank Pillow, WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1988-90 Anthony Pleasant, DE Cleveland Browns 1990-95 Baltimore Ravens 1996 Atlanta Falcons 1997 New York Jets 1998-2000 New England Patroits 2001-2003 David Pool, DB San Diego Chargers 1990 (9)

Donald Laster, T Washington Redskins 1982 Detroit Lions 1984 James Lewis, DB Miami Dolphins 1975 Jao Makor, K Philadelphia Eagles 1989 Larry Mallory, S New York Giants 1976-78

Former TSU athletic equipment manager Leon Moore (#42) played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1967-69.


Tigers in the NFL #66 Michael Thompson

#1 Noland Smith

#23 Anthony Shelton

#72 Robert Woods

D Pride, Dan P iid LB Chicago Bears 1968 (3) Brian Ransom, QB Houston Oilers 1983-85 Robert Reed, G Washington Redskins 1965 Alfred Reeves, HB San Diego Chargers 1973 Harold Rice, DE Oakland Raiders 1971 Johnnie Robinson, DB Detroit Lions 1966-67 Patrick Robinson, WR/KR Cincinnati Bengals 1993 Arizona Cardinals 1994 Kevin Russell, DB Philadelphia Eagles 1977 Simon Shanks, LB Arizona Cardinals 1995 Anthony Shelton, CB San Diego Chargers 1990-93 Nate Simpson, RB Green Bay Packers 1977-79 Fletcher Smith, DB Kansas City Chiefs 1966-67 Cincinnati Bengals 1968-71 John Smith, WR Cleveland Browns 1979

#71 Larry Tharpe

#94 Benard Wilson

#72 Lawrence Smith

#83 Charley Wade

#62 Dwight Wheeler

#45 Tony Stargell

#70 Malcolm Taylor

Tigers in the LLawrence Smith, S ith OL Baltimore Ravens 2003-03 Buffalo Bills 2004-05 Noland Smith, KR-WR Kansas City Chiefs 1967-69 San Francisco 49ers 1969 Ollie Smith, WR Baltimore Colts 1973-74 Green Bay Packers 1976-77 Tony Stargell, CB New York Jets 1990-91 Indianapolis Colts 1992-93 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1994-95 Kansas City Chiefs 1996 Chicago Bears 1997 Joe Sweet, WR Los Angeles Rams 1972-73 New England Patriots 1974 Malcolm Taylor, DE Houston Oilers 1982-83 Los Angeles Raiders 1986-88 Atlanta Falcons 1989 Larry Tharpe, OT Detroit Lions 1992-94 Arizona Cardinals 1995 New England Patriots 1996 Detroit Lions 1997-98 James Thaxton, TE San Diego Chargers 1973-74 Cleveland Browns 1974 New Orleans Saints 1976-77 St. Louis Cardinals 1978

Ch li Th Charlie Thomas, RB Kansas City Chiefs 1975 Michael Thompson, OL Atlanta Falcons 2000-02 Bill Tucker, RB San Francisco 49ers 1967-70 Chicago Bears 1971 Hal Turner, DE Detroit Lions 1954 Charley Wade, WR Chicago Bears 1974 Green Bay Packers 1975 Kansas City Chiefs 1977

LLarry Woods, W d T Detroit Lions 1971-72 Miami Dolphins 1973 New York Jets 1974-75 Seattle Seahawks 1976 Robert Woods, T New York Jets 1973-77 New Orleans Saints 1977-80 Washington Redskins 1981 William Wynn, DE Philadelphia Eagles 1973-76 Washington Redskins 1977

Carl Wafer, DE-DT Green Bay Packers 1974 New York Giants 1974 Willie Walker, FL Detroit Lions 1966 Riley Walton, TE Kansas City Chiefs 1987 Bill West, DB Oakland Raiders 1971 Dwight Wheeler, T-C New England Patriots 1978-83 Los Angeles Raiders 1984-88 Bernard Wilson, NT Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1993 Arizona Cardinals 1994-97

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Tigers in the Super Bowl

Tigers in the Super Bowl

Tennessee State has been well represented on the rosters of teams who have advanced to the Super Bowl. Former Tigers Willie Mitchell and Fletcher Smith were on the Kansas City team in the first-ever Super Bowl in 1966. Anthony Pleasant was a defensive end on the world champion New England Patriots in 2001 and 2003. TSU great Richard Dent was game MVP in the Chicago Bears victory over New England to conclude the 1985 season in Super Bowl XX.

Richard Dent, played defensive end for the Chicago Chhicago Bears, was namedd Superr Bowl XX MVP.

Former TSU assistant coach Randy Fuller was a member of both the Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl teams. Most recently, in his rookie season, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie helped the Arizona Cardinals to their first NFL Championship apperance in Super Bowl XLIII.

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Willie Mitchell, DB Kansas City Chiefs - Super Bowl I

Donald Laster, OG Washington Redskins - Super Bowl - XVII

Fletcher Smith, DB Kansas City Chiefs - Super Bowl I

Richard Dent, DE Chicago Bears - Super Bowl XX MVP

Jim Marsalis, DB Kansas City Chief - Super Bowl IV

Randy Fuller, DB Pittsburgh Steelers - Super Bowls XXX Atlanta Falcons - Super Bowl XXXII

Nolan Smith, KR Kansas City Chiefs - Super Bowl IV Larry Woods, OT Miami Dolphins - Super Bowl VIII

Anthony Pleasant, DE New England Patriots - Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Arizona Cardinals - Super Bowl XLIII

JJoe Gilliam, Jr. QB PPittsburgh Steelers - Super Bowls IX, X

Joe Gilliam, Jr., Ed “Too Tall” Jones, Anthony Pleasant, Mike Hegman and Randy Fuller are the only football Tigers to have played in more than one Super Bowl. Fuller made appearances with two different teams. Hegman and Jones were both teammates in Super Bowl XII and XIII. Thus far, Jones has tallied more Super Bowl appearances with three. Claude Humphrey made his NFL Championship debut with the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl XV.

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JJohn Holland, FL MMinnesota Vikings - Super Bowl IX EEd “Too Tall” Jones, DE DDallas Cowboys - Super Bowls X, XII, XIII M Mike Hegman, LB DDallas Cowboys - Super Bowls XII, XIII Claude Humphrey, DE Philadelphia Eagles - Super Bowl XV Rodney Parker, WR Philadelphia Eagles - Super Bowl XV Oliver Davis, DB Cincinnati Bengals - Super Bowl XVI

Jim Marsalis played in Super Bowl IV noting the last time the AFL played the NFL. The following year, both leagues merged forming the NFL with two conferences,

AFC and NFC. Marsalis also made four Pro Bowl apperances in his career


Tigers in the NFL Draft

TSU in the NFL Draft Player/Position George Balthazer (T) Izzy Lang (RB) Roosevelt Davis (T) John Robinson (E) Willie Walker (FL) Franklin McRae (DT) Franklin McRae (DT) Fletcher Smith (DB) Jim Carter (DE) Danny Pride (LB) Jim Carter (DE) Bill Tucker (HB) Alvin Coleman (DB) Noland Smith (KR/WR) Eugene Bowens (HB) Leon Moore (DB) John Robinson (FL) Howard Finley (DB) Claude Humphrey (DE) Eldridge Dickey (QB) John Robinson (FL) Tommy Davis (G) Jim Marsalis (DB) Elbert Drungo (T) King Dunlap (DT) Joe Cooper (FL) Harold Rice (LB) Bob Shannon (DB) Harry Carpenter (T) Joe Jones (DE) Claude Brumfield (G) Vernon Holland (T) Larry Woods (DT) Jacob Mayes (RB) Fred Herring (CB) Bill West (DB) Albert Davis (RB) Don Pinson (DB) Joe Sweet (WR) Clifford Brooks (DB) Robert Stevenson (LB) Joe Gilliam, Jr. (QB) Robert Woods (T) James Thaxton (TE) Ollie Smith (WR) William Wynn (DE) Larry Pettus (T) Alfred Reese (RB) Charlie Wade (WR) Ed Jones (DE) Waymond Bryant (LB) John Holland (WR) Carl Wafer (DT)

Year 1961 1964 1965 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1966 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1968 1968 1968 1968 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1970 1970 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1972 1972 1972 1973 1973 1973 1973 1973 1973 1973 1974 1974 1974 1974

Round (Selection #) 16 18 8 2 4 6 7 8 9 10 12 3-65 4-87 6-156 10-260 10-252 12-315 13-318 1-3 1-25 4-108 8-216 1-23 3-65 5-129 8-186 11-284 12-295 13-313 2-36 5-117 1-15 4-100 6-143 8-197 10-238 11-264 11-273 17-435 2-45 11-258 11-273 2-38 4-84 4-85 7-159 12-305 13-318 17-442 1-1 1-4 2-29 2-42

Team Boston Philadelphia Baltimore Buffalo Detroit Chicago Oakland Kansas City Buffalo San Diego Baltimore San Francisco Minnesota Kansas City Dallas Los Angeles Rams New Orleans Buffalo Atlanta Oakland Green Bay Baltimore Kansas City Houston Baltimore Pittsburgh Oakland Washington Atlanta Cleveland New York Giants Cincinnati Detroit San Diego Cincinnati Oakland Philadelphia San Diego Los Angeles Rams Cleveland New York Jets Pittsburgh New York Jets San Diego Baltimore Philadelphia San Francisco San Diego Miami Dallas Chicago Minnesota Denver

Player/Position Ed Gatewood (LB) Cleveland Elam (DE) Mike Hegman (LB) James Johnson (DB) James Lewis (DB) Loaird McCreary (WR) Larry Dorsey (WR) Melvin Mitchell (G) John Owens (DE) Melvin Shy (DB) Oliver Davis (DB) Nate Simpson (RB) Kevin Russell (DB) Larry Barnes (RB) Nate Jackson (RB) Sylvester Hicks (DE) Stan Johnson (DT) Danny Johnson (LB) Dwight Wheeler (T) Jerrold McRae (WR) Rodney Parker (WR) John Smith (WR) Jesse Deramus (DT) Joe Adams (QB) Malcolm Taylor (DE) Bryan Howard (DB) Donald Laster (T) Steve Moore (G) Mike Jones (WR) Larry Kinnebrew (RB) Richard Dent (DE) Walter Tate (C) Golden Tate (WR) Herman Hunter (RB) Onzy Elam (LB) Charles Buchanan (DE) Frank Pillow (WR) Tony Stargell (CB) Anthony Pleasant (DE) Anthony Shelton (DB) Tyrone Watson (WR) Larry Tharpe (OT) Marcus Dowdell (WR) Patrick Robinson (WR) Randy Fuller (DB) Cedric Davis (DB) Clarence Jones (WR) Darrell Williams (DB) Avion Black Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (DB) Javarris Williams (RB)

Year 1974 1975 1975 1975 1975 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1979 1979 1981 1982 1982 1982 1983 1983 1983 1983 1983 1984 1985 1987 1987 1988 1990 1990 1990 1990 1992 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1996 2000 2008 2009

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Round (Selection #) 13-331 4-85 7-173 9-218 14-338 2-49 3-64 4-96 7-200 14-385 4-102 5-122 6-145 6-151 11-282 2-29 2-46 4-85 4-102 5-112 6-152 10-261 11-301 12-322 5-121 9-233 12-309 3-80 6-159 6-165 8-203 10-266 5-120 11-289 3-75 8-205 11-279 3-56 3-73 11-289 11-300 6-146 10-276 7-187 4-123 5-150 7-227 7-245 5-181 1-16 7-212

Team Buffalo San Francisco Dallas San Francisco Miami Miami San Diego Miami Miami Philadelphia Cleveland Green Bay Philadelphia San Diego Buffalo Kansas City Los Angeles Rams Kansas City New England Kansas City Atlanta Cleveland Los Angeles Rams San Francisco Houston Minnesota Washington New England Minnesota Cincinnati Chicago Minnesota Indianapolis Philadelphia New York Jets Pittsburgh Tampa Bay New York Jets Cleveland San Francisco Philadelphia Detroit New Orleans Houston Denver Arizona Jacksonville Kansas City Buffalo Arizona Kansas City

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TSU FOOTBALL ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS A Abernathy, Mingo, 1997 Adams, Joe, 1977-78-79-80 Adams, Roderick, 1982-83-84-85 Adams, Zenoch, 1946-47 Ages, Lamel, 2004 Adeboyejo, Qudus 2004-05-06-07 Alexander, Avern 2004-05-06-07 Alexander, Brent, 1990-91-92-93 Alexander, Hubbard, 1958-59-60-61 Alexander, Patrick, 2002 Allen, Donnell, 1980-81 Allen, Donnie, 1958-59-60 Allen, Lytle, 1957-58-59-60 Allen, Robert, 1976 Alvarez, Juan, 1999 Alyaseen,Bader, 2008 Ammons, Ilya, 1988 Anderson, Allen, 1947 Anderson, Bennie, 1996-97-98-99 Anderson, Brock, 2003 Anderson, Joseph, 1962 Anderson, Kevin, 2003 Anderson, Nathaniel, 1956-57-58-59 Anderson, Paul, 1949-50-51-52 Andrews, James, 2007-08 Anthony, Charles, 2001-02-03-04 Applewhite, Louis, 2003 Arkle, Jerome, 1951 Armstrong, Curtis, 1959-60 Armstrong, Mike, 1984-85 Arnold, Henry, 1958-59-60-61 Arrington, Dan, 1953 Atkins, Dumaka, 2008 Avery, Mickey, 1980-81-82-83

B Bailey, Kevin, 1990 Baker,Kalvin, 2006-07-08 Baker, Phillip 2005

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Balthazer, George, 1957-58-59-60 Banks, Eugene 2005,06 Baptiste,Crosby 2006 Barbee, Ronald, 1959-60-61-62 Barkan, Scott, 1990-91 Barker, Lamar, 1992-93; 95 Barnes, Lawrence, 1973-74-75-76 Bass, William, 1944-45 Batson, John, 1951-52 Bather, Brandon, 2007-08 Beachman, Booker, 1977-78-79-80 Beachum, Kent, 1986 Beale, Jermaine, 1999, 2000-01-02 Beamon, Michael, 1987-88 Beavers, Oscar, 1951-52 Becker,Michael, 2008 Bell, David, 1994 Belvin,Brandon 2006 -07-08 Benson, Eric 2005-06 -07-08 Bentley, Billy 1958 Billy Berry, Dexter, 1978-79-80 Bethea, Jimmy, 1990-91-92 Biggles, Kenneth, 1981-82-83-84 Bigham, Nahshon 2005-06-07-08 Billings, Buck, 1997-98 Bills, Darmont, 1980 Black, Avion, 1997-98-99 Black, DeVaughn, 1995 Blackmon, Brandon, 2007-08 Bledsoe,Kelvin, 2006 -07-08 Blue, Willie, 1976-77-78-79 Bobo, Odgra, 1949-50 Bobo, Primes, 1979-80-81-82 Bolden, Eddie, 1964-65-66-67 Bolden, John, 1915-16-17 Bond, Kevin, 1992 Bond, Lucius, 1943-44 Bonds, Victor, 1992-93-94-95 Bonner, Charles, 1987 Booker, Lionel, 1980-81 Boone, David, 1961-62

Boone, Ike, 1996-97-98-99 Bossie, Elijah, 1965 Bowen, Eugene, 1964-65-66-67 Bowen, Samuel, 1957-58 Bowens, Corey, 1998 Bowers, Danny, 1988 Boyd, Robert, 1981-82 Bradford, Jimmy, 1969 Brady, Ken, 1965 Bread, Anthony, 2001 Brandon,Phillip, 2008 Brannon, Robert, 1984-85-86 Brantley, Donell, 1997-98-99, 2000 Brantley, Otis, 1955-56 Brewer, Coleridge, 1944 Bride, Larry, 1993-94 Bridges, Marvin, 1948 Broner, Jerome, 1986 Brooks, Cliff, 1968-69-70-71 Brooks, Darrell, 1989-90-91 Brooks, Darrell, 1984 Brooks, Germaine, 2000 Brooks, Sidney, 1988 Broome, Arcentae, 1995-96-97-98 Broussard, Herbert, 1960 Brown, Allen, 2000-01 Brown, Alton, 1979-80 Brown, Anthony, 2001-02-03 Brown, Ben, 1987-88-89 Brown, Carl, 1991; 1993-94 Brown, George, 1947-48 Brown, Jimmy, 1972 Brown, John, 1927-28-29-30 Brown, Jonathan, 1999 Brown,Jonathan, 2008 Brown, Nathaniel, 1969-70-71 Brown, Preston, 2008 Brown, Robert, 2002-03 Brown, Roscoe, 1944-45-46 Brown, Samuel, 1965-66-67-68 Brown, Van, 1995

Brown, Willie Bo, 1964-65 Brownley, Clarence, 1951-52-53-54 Broxie, Marcus, 2008 Brumfield, Claude, 1968-69 Bryant, Waymond, 1970-71-72-73 Buchanan, Charles, 1983-84-85-86 Buchanan, Dwayne, 2002 Buchanan, Singer, 1944 Buchanan, Wilkie, 1961 Buford, Carl, 2005-06 -07-08 Buford, James, 1953-54-55-56 Bullard, Fred, 1944 Burley, Ivan, 2003-04 Burnette, Fred, 2003-04-05 Bumgardner, Jody, 1990 Burris, Brian, 1987 Burton, Myron, 1996 Bush, Clarence, 1950-51-52 Butler, John, 1971-72-73-74 Butterfield, Tyrone, 1997-98 Butts,Johnny, 2008 Byrd, Clinton, 1951 Byrdsell, Paul, 1962

C Caldwell, Darryl, 1981-82 Caldwell, James, 1950-51-52 Campbell, Albert, 1958 Campbell, Levell, 1959 Campbell, Lee, 1995-96 Cannon, Pierre, 2003 Cansler, Bud, 1929-30 Canty,Jarvis, 2007-08 Carnahan, Ralph, 1975-76 Carpenter, Harry, 1965-66-67-68 Carter, Alex, 1983-84 Carter, Carl, 1946-47-48-49 Carter, George, 1965 Carter, James, 1965 Carter, Jimmy Paul, 1975-76-77-78 Carter, Lamar, 1996-97-98-99


Carter, McArthur, 1962 Carter, Terry, 1996 Carter, Willie, 1950-51-52 Caruthers, James, 1975-76 Cato, Issac H., 1929-30 Cephas, Anthony, 2000 Champine, Daniel, 1954-55-56-57 Chatman, Jeff, 1983-84-85 Chatman, Karl, 1987-88-89 Cheeseborough, Clarence, 1944 Cisneros, Taylor, 2007-08 Clark, David, 1998-99, 2000-01 Clark, Dorian, 1992-93-94-95 Clark, Major, 1950-51 Clark, Willie, 1988 Clay, Benny, 1956-57-58-59 Clay, George Clay, Marshall, 1944 Clay, Roy, 1960-61-62 Clayborne, Edward, 1948-49-50-51 Clemmons, Modell, 2003 Clifford,Eugene, 2008 Cochran, Daron, 1997 Coffee, Jackie, 1980-81 Coleman, Alvin, 1963-66 Coleman, Dave, 1976-77-78-79 Coleman, Fonzy, 1962 Coleman, Frank, 1952 Coleman,Jamal, 2008 Coleman, Maceo, 1968-69-70 Coleman, Sam, 1975-76 Coleman, St. Clair, 1974 Collins, Abe, 1979-80 Collins, Barry, 1981-82-83-84 Collins, Chris, 2008 Collins, Dale, 1979 Collins, Keith, 1992-93-94-95 Collins, Robert, 1951 Cook, Jerald, 2005,06 Cook, Latwaun, 1995-96 Cook, Stanley, 1995-96 Cooks, Tyrone, 1971-72-73-74 Cooley, Willie, 1954-55-56-57 Cooper, Juandale, 2000-01-02-03 Cooper, Joe, 1965-66-67-68 Cooper, Mark, 1990 Copeland, George, 1991-92-93 Cork, Kippie, 1997-98 Cornelius, Joe, 1965 Council,Rico, 2007-08 Coure, Eric, 1996 Cox, Denard, 2004-05-06 Cox, William, 1934-35 Crawford, Fred, 1955 Crawford, George, 1970-71 Crawford, James, 1958 Crawford,Malcolm, 2008 Crawford, Quinton, 1985-86-87 Crawford, Robert, 1954-55-56-57 Crockett, Ryan, 1988-89-90 Crooks, Anthony, 1984

Cross, Tim, 1987-88-89-90 Crowe, John, 1992 Crum, Paul, 1946-47-48-49 Culbreath, Anthony, 1990 Cummings, R., 1946-47 Cummings, Sidney, 1953-54-55-56 Cunningham, Scott, 2000-01-02-03 Cunningham, Sean, 2008 Cyrus, Warren, 1946

D Dance, Wayne, 1951-52-53 Dandridge, Tony, 1988 Daniels, David, 1982-83-84 Davenport, Calvin, 1995-96-97-98 Davis, Al, 1998 Davis, Albert, 1967-68-69-70 Davis, Andre, 2004-05 Davis, Alex, 2007-08 Davis, Cedric, 1991-92-93-94 Davis, Darron, 1991-92-93-94 Davis, Gary, 1981-82 Davis, Grannison, 1946-47-48-49 Davis, Leonard, 2003-04-05 -06 Davis, Levi, 1954-55 Davis, Maurice 2005-06-07-08 Davis, Oliver, 1973-74-75-76 Davis, Robert, 1999, 2000-01 Davis, Tommy, 1965 Davis, Walter S., 1929-30 Dean, Byron, 1980-81 Dean, Criven, 1959-60 Dean, Marlon, 1984; 1986 Delaney, George, 1962 DeLong, Gabe, *1998-99 Dent, Richard, 1979-80-81-82 Deramus, Jesse, 1976-77-78 Derico, James, 1982-83-84-85 Derrick, Lee, 1953-54-55-56 Dickens, John, 1978 Dickey, Eldridge, 1964-65-66-67 Dillard, Marcus, 1988 Dixon, Billy, 1945-46-47-48 Dixon, Harvey, 1965 Dixon, Terrance, 1994, 1996-97 Dobbins,Neon 2006 Dodd, Maurice, 1995-96 Dollar, Luther, 1998-99, 2000 Donaldson, Shannon, 2003 Dorlean, Frantzy, 2004-05 Dorsey, Larry, 1972-73-74-75 Doss, Nate, 1997 Dotson, Orlando, 1998-2001 Doughty, Willie, 1978-79-80-81 Dove, Aliff, 1986 Dowdell, Marcus, 1988-89-90-91 Dowdell, Steve, 1984-85-86 Downs, Olten, 2003-04-05 Drummond, Amos, 1983 Drummond, Robert, 1944-45-46-47

Drungo, Elbert, 1965-66-67-68 Dumervil, James, 2003-04 Duff, Gerod, 1990-91-92 Duncan, Almonte, 2003-04-05-06 Dunham, Maurice, 1992-93-94-95 Dunlap, King, 1965-66-67-68 Durden, Michael, 1997-98-99, 2000 Durojaiye, Ande, 2000-01-02-03

E Eady, Saul, 1989-90 Earthman, Andrew, 1956-57-58-59 Edmondson, Alton, 1982-83-84 Edwards, Jonathon, 2003-04-05-06 Eggleston, Leo, 1991 Ehret,Tim 2006 Elam, Cleveland, 1971-72-73-74 Elam, Onzy, 1983-84-85-86 Elder, John, 1986 Elias, Homer, 1975-76 Ellington, Thomas, 1995 Ellis, Stephen, 1975-76; 1978 Esaw, Charles, 1965-66-67-68 Eskew, Robert, 1965-66-67-68 Etheredge, Carlos, 1961-62 Evans, Bart, 1983-84; 1986 Evans, Kenton, 2000 Evans, Ronald, 2007-08 Ezelle, Willie, 1994-95

F Falker, Quincy, 1997-98 Falker, Ryan, 1993; 1995-96-97 Farmer, Steve, 2001-02 Farrell, Carl, 1961 Ferguson, Charles, 1957-58-59-60 Ferguson, Kenneth, 1999 Finley, Howard, 1965 Finch, James, 2008 Fite, Ray, 1969-70 Fitzgerald, Maurice, 1975-76-77-78 Fitzpatrick, Robert, 1987 Fleetwood, Ronald, 1979-80-81 Fleming, Derek, 1996 Flemming, Joe, 1983 Flemming, Marvin, 1979; 1981-82 Flemming, Nathaniel, 1958 Fletcher, B.J., 2000-01-02 Flournoy, J.J., 1989-90 Floyd, Larry, 1996-97-98-99 Floyd, Leon, 1982-83 Foggy, Joe, 1952 Folkes, William, 1946-47-48-49 Ford, Aaron, 1977-78-79-80 Ford, Lamont, 1997 Forge, Ronald, 1976-77-78-79 Foster, Henry, 1978-79-80 Francis, Charles, 1949-50-51-52 Francis, Eric, 2004 Francois, Edmond, 1958-59-60-61

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Franklin, Glasco, 1949-50 Fraser, Frank, 1955 Freeman, Arthur, 1965 Freeman, Chuck, 1995 Freeman, Richard, 1992-93-94-95 Freeman, Rodney, 1980 Freeman, Terryl, 1989 Frierson, John, 1990-91-92 Fritz,Rodney, 2008 Fuller, Randy, 1990-91-92-93

G Gaines, Clarence, 1950-51-52 Gardner, Gerome, 1990-91-92-93 Gardner, Gloria, 1957-58-59-60 Gardner, Kenneth, 1979-80-81-82 Garlington, Leon, 1986-87 Garrett, James, 1957-58-59 Gaston, Benny, 1994-95 Gatewood, Eddie, 1972-73 Gavin, Charles, 1954-55-56-57 Gay, Melvin, 1951 Gayle, Richard, 2005 -06 Germany, Chad, 1990-91-92-93 Gholston, Calvin, 1975-76-77-78 Gibbs, Ricki, 2001 Giddens, Deon, 2000-01-02-03 Gilbert, James, 1944 Gilchrist, George, 1946-47-48-49 Gillespie, Walter, 1948-49-59-51 Gilliam, Craig, 1963-64-65-66 Gilliam, Jr., Joe, 1968-69-70-71 Gillis, James, 1962-63-64 Gleaves, Johntae, 2008 Glover, Ashberry, 1969-70-71 Glover, Lorenzo, 1984-85 Godfrey, Colin, 1989-90-91-92 Golden, Ricky, 1977-78-79-80 Goodloe, Marcel, 2001 Goodowens, Seth, 1998-2001 Gordon, Rosmond, 1979-80 Gore, Timothy, 1973-74 Graddick, Sherard, 2005-06-07-08 Graham, Antonio, 2005-06-07-08 Graham, Jamil, 1997 Graham, Thomas, 1996-97-98-99 Grant, Michael, 1973-74 Gray, Billy, 1950-51-52 Gray, Chris, 2008 Gray, Clinton, III 2005 Gray, Eric, 1985-86-87 Grayson, Curley, 1998-99, 2000 Grear, Stacy, 1985-86-87-88 Green, Clifford, 1993-94-95-96 Green,Dez 2006 Green, Ervin, 1960-61-62 Green, James, 1951-52-53-54 Green, Lendyburgh, 1984 Green, Marquel, 2007-08 Greene, Corey, 2000

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Greer, James, 1965-66-67-68 Gregory, Joshua, 2008 Griffin, Alvin, 1987-88-89 Griffin, Richard, 1960 Griffin, Steve, 1983-84-85-86 Griffin, William, 1954-55-56-57 Grooms, Dominic, 2008 Gunn,Jerrold, 2007-08 Guydon, Joe, 1986-87-88 Guyton, Terrence, 1997-98-99, 2000

H Haigler, Allen, 1972-73-74 Hairston, Perry, 1953 Hairston, Richard, 1950-51-52 Hall, Gerald, 1988-89-90 Hall, Juan, 1994-95-96-97 Hall, Marquez, 2007-08 Hall, Miguel 2005-06-07-08 Hall, Perry, 1989-90-92 Hall, Rayburn, 1996-97 Hall, Robert, 1984-85-86 Ham, Chris 2002-03-04-05 Hamilton, Charles, 1946-47-48-49 Hammock, Courtney, 1991-92-93-94 Hammonds, Philip, 1995-96 Hancock, George, 1974 Hancock, James, 1973-74; 1976 Hardin, Brandon, 2008 Harrell, Ozzie, 2007-08 Harrell, Charles, 1969 Harris, Aaron, 2002 Harris, Artrell, 1990 Harris, Brian, 2001-02-03 Harris, Charlie, 1959-60-61-62 Harris, Louis, 1977-78-79-80 Harris, Morris, 1978-79-80-81 Harris, Patrick, 1986 Harris, Rod, 1992 Harris, Shannon, 2001 Harris, Terence, 1984-85; 1987 Harris, Vincent, 1979-80 Hartman, Richard, 2003-04-05-06 Haskin, John, 1996-97 Hawkins, Sheldrick, 1990-91 Hawkins, Virgil, 1987-88 Hayes, Barry, 2003 Hayes, Chris, 1988 Hayes, Robert, 1991 Hayes, Samuel, 1959 Haynes, Emmett, 1976-77-78-79 Haynes, Lee, 1977-78-79-80 Headen, Thomas, 1979-80-81-82 Hector, Anton, 1998-99 Heffner,Antonio 2006-07-08 Hegman, Michael, 1972-73-74 Henderson, John, 1948-49-50 Henderson, Larry, 1999, 2000 Henderson, Vynell, 1979-80-81-82 Hendricks, George, 1974-75

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Henson, Mike, 1998 Herndon, Joseph, 1948-49-50-51 Herrera, Desi, 1992 Herring, Freddie, 1968-69 Hester, Ernest, 1996 Hester, Solomon L., 1928-29-30 Heyward, Isiah, 1997-98-99, 2000 Hicks, Sylvester, 1974-75-76 High, Walter, 1968-69 Hill, Earnest, 1979-80-81-82 Hill, Enoch, 2007-08 Hill, Jaccari, 2003 Hillery, Jarrick, 1995-96-97-98 Hillman, Robert, 1991-92-93 Hines, Andre, 1988-89 Hines, Chauncey, 1986-87-88-89 Hines, Percy, 1954-55-56-57 Hinton, Darrell, 1995-96-97-98 Hockett, Gary, 1985-86-87-88 Hodge, Craig, 1984-85-86-87 Holbert, Henry, 1936 Holcey, Michael, 1993-94-95-96 Holiday, George, 1949-50-51 Holiday, Herman, 1936 Holland, Garr, 1997-98-99, 2000 Holland, Jacob, 1976 Holland, John, 1971-72-73 Holland, Ronald, 1978-79-80-81 Holland, Vernon, 1968-69 Hollie, Alex, 1968; 1970 Hollis, Kevin, 2001-02-03-04 Holliman, Ulysses, 1951 Holloman, Byron, 1996-97-98-99 Holloway , Steve, 1983-84-85-86 Holman, Arthur, 1959-60-61-62 Holmes, Napolean, 1953-54-55-56 Holmes, Roger, 1985-86-87 Holmes, Welsey, 2003-04-05 Holt, James, 1944 Hood, David, 1985-86 Horton, Willie, 1981-82-83-84 Horne, Hilton, 2000-01-02-03 House, Howard, 1994 Howard, Bryan, 1979-80-81 Howard, Camron, 1997 Howard, Clarence, 1954-55 Howard, John, 1991-92 Howard,Riley 2006-07-08 Howard, Ronald, 1982-83-84 Howard, Thaddeus, 1986-87 Howard, Walter, 1946-47-48 Howse, Larry, 1971-72-73-74 Hubbard, Brian, 1996-97-98 Hubbard, Brandon 2004-05 Hudak, Joey, 2001-02-03-04 Hull, Julius, 1999, 2000 Humphrey, Claude, 1964-65-66-67 Hugh, James, 1995-96 Hunt, Johnny, 1962-63 Hunter, Charles, 1991-92

TSU Faculty Athletic Representative Dr. Jesse James played on the offensive line for the Tigers in 1968, and ‘70-72. Hunter, Herman, 1981-82-83-84 Hurd, Clinton, 1996 Hurd, Jerome, 1994-95-96 Husband, Gregory, 1974-75-76

I Ibisi, Benedict, 1998-99, 2000-01 Ingram, Charles, 1997-98-99, 2000 Irby, Kenny, 2001-02 Isabell, Billy, 1962

J Jackson,Brandon 2006-07-08 Jackson, Dennis, 1971-72 Jackson, Greg, 1978 Jackson, Javier, 2008 Jackson, Kevin, 1996-97 Jackson, Kevin, 1998-99 Jackson, Leslie, 1947 Jackson, Michael, 1987-88 Jackson, Nathaniel, 1973-74-75-76 Jackson, Orlandis, 2008 Jackson, Orsorio, 1987-88-89 Jackson, Ron, 2000-01-2-03 Jackson, Thomas, 1992-93-94; 1996 James, Detoy, 1997 James, Jesse, 1968; 1970-71-72 James, Travis, 2008 Jamison, Leon, 1954-55-56-57

Jamison, Morris, 1991-92-93-94 Jarrett, Sylvester, 1978-79-80 Jenkins, Anthony, 1954-55-56-57 Jenkins, Justin, 2007-08 Jenkins, Patrick, 1999, 2000-01-02 Jenkins, William, 1993 Jennings, Ligarius, 1997-98-99, 2000 Johnson, Ashley, 1997-98-99, 2000 Johnson, Aurther, 1992; 1994 Johnson, Avery, 1991-92-93-94 Johnson, Brandon, 1999 Johnson, C.J., 2000-01-2-03 Johnson, Chris 2005-06-07-08 Johnson, Danny, 1974-75-76 Johnson, Floyd, 1951-52 Johnson, George S., 1974 Johnson, Henry, 1953-54-55-56 Johnson, James, 1971-72-73-74 Johnson, James, 1993-94-95-96 Johnson, John, 1980-81-82-83 Johnson, Kelcey, 1994 Johnson, Kevin, 1999, 2000 Johnson, Leo, 1965 Johnson, Marlon, 1982-83-84-85 Johnson, Quentin, 1984-85 Johnson, Robert, 1976 Johnson, Ronald, 1985-86 Johnson, Stan, 1976 Johnson,Ty’Ron, 2007-08


Johnson, Val Gene, 1954-55 Johnson, Waymon, 1947 Johnson, William, 1944-45-46-47 Johnson, Willie, 1968 Jolly, Mike, 1978-79-80 Joiner, Reuben, 2001 Jones, Aaron, 1976-77-78-79 Jones, Antonio, 1997-98-99, 2000 Jones, Aubrey, 1979-80 Jones, Barion, 2002-03-04 Jones, Carlos, 1982-83-84 Jones, Ernest, 2004-05 Jones, Clarence, 1992-93-94 Jones, Cornelius, 1944-45 Jones, David, 1998-99 Jones, Douglas, 1952 Jones, Ed “Too Tall”, 1970-71-72-73 Jones, Carlos, 2004-05-06 Jones, Germain, 1995-96 Jones, Gino, 1999 Jones, Israel, 1945 Jones, Joe, 1968-69 Jones, Kazuo “Carlos”, 1983-84 Jones, Kenny, 1987-88-89-90 Jones, Leon, 1960 Jones, Marvin, 1998-99, 2000-01 Jones, Mike, 1979-80-81-82 Jones, Nate, 1981-82 Jones, Paul, 1952-53 Jones, Paul, 1988-89-90 Jones, Raymond, 1994-95-96-97 Jones, Roger, 1988-89-90 Jones, Sam, 1927-28-29-30 Jordan, Fred, 1929-30 Joseph, Aaron, 1978-79 Joseph, Jesse, 1946-47-48-49 Joyce, Eric, 1997-98-99, 2001

Lamb, Mack, 1962 Lambert, Eddie, 1968-69 Landrom, Jamar, 2004-05 Lane, Fred, 1970-71 Larkins, Glenn, 1969 Laster, Donald, 1978-79-80-81 Lassiter, Mieco, 1999 Laws, Bryan, 1987 Lawson, Sylvester, 1975-76 Leaks, Michael, 1988 Lee, Burrell, 1956 Lee, Cain, 1929-30-31 Lee, Charles, 1965 Lee, Dorian, 1983 Lee, Travis, 2004-05 Leeper, Louis, 1984-85-86 Levine,Anthony 2006 -07-08 Lewis,Cornelius, 2007-08 Lewis, Craig, 1988 Lewis, Donald, 1985-86-87 Lewis, James, 1971, 1973-74 Lewis, Norris, 1958-59 Lewis, Zachary, 1988 Lightfoot, Shannon, 2003-04-05 Ligon, Lemual, 1995-96 Little, Shannon D., 1944 Lloyd, Tim, 1983-84-85 Lockett, Albert, 1965 Logan,Kikko, 2008 Long, George, 1978-79 Lopez, John, 2008 Lorthridge, El, 1996 Love, Clarence, 1968-69-70 Lucas, Michael, 1984, 1986 Luckey, Aaron, 1990 Lyons, Granville, 1971-72-73-74 Lyons, Marshall, 1996

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Kelly, James, 1971-72-73 Kenney, John, 1960-61-62 Key, KaRon, 1998-99, 2000-01 Key, Michael, 1962 Key, Timothy, 1999 Killen, Josh, 2008 Killins, Henry, 1962 Kilgore,Deonte, 2008 Kimble, Roy, 1951-1952-1953-1954 Kincaide, Clyde J., 1929-30-31-32 Kindle, Gregory, 1970-71-72-73 King, Jonathan, 1997 King, Russell, 1949 Kinnebrew, Larry, 1978; 1980-81-82 Kirk, Kello. 2003 Knight, Stevie, 1991

Mable, Thomas, 1953, 1955-56 Mackey, Curtis, 1984-85 Macon, John, 1989-90-91 Major, DeCarlos, 1995-96-97 Makor, Jao’s1982-83-84-85 Mallory, Larry, 1972-73-74 Malone, Roosevelt, 1958 Malone, Shawn, 1988 Marable, Trevelle, 1992; 1994 Mars, Aaron, 2003-04-05-06 Marsalis, James, 1965-66-67-68 Marsalis, Romannie, 1988 Marsh, John, 1995-96 Marshall, DeJuan, 1998 Marshall, Kendrick, 1946-47-48-49 Marshall, Willie, 1965 Martin, Claud, 1953-54 Martin, Dion, 1985-86-87-88 Martin, Lannie, 1976-77-78-79 Martin,Nigel 2006 Martin, Tyler, 2003

L Lacey, Lafayette, 1948-49-50-51 Lacey, Mike, 1994-95-96 Lackey, Jimmy, 1992-93-94-95

Martinez, Leo, 2003 Mason,Mike 2006 Massengale, Lendell, 1952-53-54-55 Massey, Harry, 1962 Massie, John, 1990 Matthews, James, 1972-73-74 Maul, James, 1949 May, Joey, 1996 Mayes, Ernie, 1956 Mayes, Jacob, 1968-69-70 McAfee, Carl, 1983-84-85-86 McAllister, Jason, 1998-99, 2000 McBride, Billy, 1976 McCartherenes, Brian, 1999, 2000 McClain, Thomas, 1956-57 McClanahan, James, 1952-53-54-55 McClean, Stuart, 2007-08 McCollam, Chad, 1991-92 McCord, Deerwood, 1965 McCord, Donnie, 1975-76 McCord, Thomas, 1965-66-67-68 McCoy, Clinton, 1946 McCoy, Vincent, 1974 McCray, Eric, 1995-96-97-98 McCreary, Loaird, 1972-73-74-75 McCrumbly, Donald, 1972-73-74 McCurdy, Willie, 1981, 1983-84 McCutcheon, Mark, 1988-89-90 McDaniels, Levertis, 1985 McDonald, Maurice, 1961-62 McFall, Patrick, 1995-96 McFarland, Errick, 1999, 2000

McGee, Wendell, 1990 McGowan, Royce, 1992-93-94-95 McKelpin, Chris, 1979 McKinney, George, 1988 McMillion, Mike, 1978-79-80 McNairl,Calvin 2007-08 McNairy, Tim, 1993 McNeal, George, 1960-61-62-63 McNeal, Paul, 1959-60-61-62 McNutt, Antoine, 1998-99 McPherson, Joseph, 1952-53 McPherson, Michael, 1999 McPherson, Ulyesses, 1944-45-46-47 McRae, Franklin, 1965 McRae, Jerrold, 1974-75-76-77 McTorry, Charles, 1970-71-72 McWilliams, John, 1969-70-71-72 Meneese, Roy, 1964-65-66 Merritt, Don, 1965 Metcalf, Fred, 1956-57-58-59 Middlebrooks, Charles, 1977-78 Middleton, Brent, 1979-80-81-82 Middleton, Marshun, 1990-91-92-93 Miles, Harold, 1984-85-86 Milian, Nicholas, 2002-03-04-05 Miller, Darrell, 1988-89-90 Miller,Jeremy 2006 Mims, Lawrence, 1984-85-86 Mitchell, Curtis, 1978-79-80-81 Mitchell, Fay, 1954-55-56-57 Mitchell, Jon, 1996-97 Mitchell, Melvin, 1973-74-75

TSU Director of Facilities Operation Jerrold McRae was a flanker on the Tigers’ 73-77 teams.

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Mitchell, Willie, 1960-61-62 Monroe, Anthony, 1988-89 Moore, Charles, 1958-59-60-61 Moore, Derrick 2005-06 Moore, Duane, 1993-94-95-96 Moore, Greg, 1990 Moore,Jonathan, 2007-08 Moore, Kelton, 1999 Moore, Leon, 1963-64-65-66 Moore, Reginald 2005-06-07-08 Moore, Riley, 1970 Moore, Scott, 1988 Moore, Steve, 1979-80-81-82 Moore, Terrance, 1993-94; 1996 Moorman, Robert, 1990-91-92 Morgan, Mike, 1976-77-78 Morgan, Robert, 1973-74-75-76 Morgan, Toriano, 1998-99, 2000 Morgan, Willie, 1984 Morigney, Brian, 1984-85 Morris,Roger, 2008 Morris, Theodore, 1962 Morrow, Gerald, 2003-04-05-06 Morrow, Jarrett, 2003-04-05-06 Morse, Jack, 1990-91 Morton, Edgar, 1944 Motley, Zachary, 2008 Moye, Marcus, 1991-92-93 Muhammad, Hamid 1991 Murray, Leon, 1997-98-99 Murphy, Machellas, 2003-04 Murphy, Robert, 1979-80 Myers, Carnell, 2000-01-02

N Nails, Clarence, 1946-47-48-49 Nevels,Robert 2006 Newton, Cecil 2005-06-07-08 Nixon, Barry, 1987-88-89 Nunnally, Hoyt, 1968-69-70-71

O Odell, Richard, 1978-79 Oden, McDonald, 1976-77-78-79 Oliver, Harold, 1978-79 Overton, Van, 1988 Owens, Anthony, 1987-88-89-90 Owens, Johnny, 1972-73-74-75 Owens, Vincal, 1993

P Pannell, Darrell, 1988-89 Parker, Jeffrey, 1988 Parker, Rodney, 1975-76 Parks, Jerry, 1961 Parks, Samuel, 1954-55-56-57 Patana, Clint, 1989;1991 Patrick, Rodney, 1984-85 Patterson,Wendall, 2008 Patton, Charles, 1952

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Patton, William, 1952-53-54 Payne, Elbert, 1981 Payne, Eric, 1999 Pelote, Shawn, 1988 Perkins, Calvin, 1978 Perkins, Chris, 1998-99 Perkins, Tommy, 1981-82-83-84 Perry, Gerald, 1977-78-79-80 Perry, Jeremy, 2008 Perry, John, 1976 Perry, Luke, 1959-60 Perry, Mose, 1979 Pettiford, Kenneth, 1972-73 Pettus, James, 1971, 1973-74 Pettus, Larry, 1969, 1971-72 Phillips, Al, 1997 Phillips, Donnie, 1987 Phillips, Michael, 1979-80-81 Phillips, Russell, 1981-82-83 Pinson, Charles, 2001 Pillow, Frank, 1984-85-86-87 Pilton, Elliot, 1990-91 Pinson, Donald, 1969-70 Pitts, Damion, 2003-04-05-06 Platt, Gregory, 1980 Player, James, 1952-53-54-55 Pleasant, Anthony, 1987-88-89 Pollard, Richard, 1950 Pope, Rodney, 1979-80-81-82 Porcher, Robert, 1988 Porter, Frederick, 1962 Powell, Charlie, 1961-62 Powell, Howard, 1950 Presley, Earl, 1990 Preston, Frederick, 1953 Price, Arbutus “Chuck”, 1987-88-89-90 Price, Chane, 1997-98-99, 2000 Price, Lamar, 2000-01 Price, Robert, 1944 Pride, Dan, 1992-93-94-95 Pride, Danny, 1965 Pruitt, Brian, 1992-93-94-95 Pruitt, Sam, 1992-93 Puckett, Sam, 1979 Pulley, Ralph Pulliam, Charles

Q Quarles, Derek, 1996 Quarles, George, 1950 Quarles, John, 1962

R Rahman, Isa, 2001-02 Rand, Larry, 1965 Randle, Stanley, 1959-60-61-62 Randolph, Tracey, 1984 Ransom, Brian, 1979-80-81-82 Ratliff, Preston, 1997-98-99, 2000

Ratliff, Tim, 1995-96-97 Ray, Darnell, 2004-05 Reaves, Priestly, 1986 Reed, Robert, 1962-63-64 Reed, Roderick, 1985-86-87-88 Reed, William, 1951-52-53-54 Reese, Alfred, 1970-71-72 Reese, James, 1988-89-90 Reese, Walter, 1997-98, 2000-01 Reese, Wayne, 1967-68-69 Reeves, Charles, 1982-83 Reid, Lonnie, 1960 Releford, James, 1952-53-54-55 Renfroe, Gilbert, 1982-83-84-85 Repress, Mike, 1984-85 Revere, Arthur, 1980-81 Rhoden, John, 2004-05 Rhodes, John, 1946-47-48-49 Rice, Bryan, 1994-95-96 Rice, Harold, 1965-66-67-68 Richardson, Chris, 2001 Richardson, Courtney 2005 -06 Richardson,Shaun 2006 Rickman, Arthur, 1950 Ridgeway,Justin, 2007-08 Robb, Amariah, 1999, 2000 Roberson, Danny, 1998-99, 2000-01 Roberson, Kevin, 2002-03 Roberts, DeWayne, 1981-82 Robertson, Darnell, 1984 Robertson, Nathan, 1988-89-90 Robinett, Cedrick, 1991, 1993 Robinson, Allen, 1963-64 Robinson, Arthur Lee, 1933-34-35-36 Robinson, Ben, 1985-86-87-88 Robinson, Fred, 1987-88 Robinson, John, 1966-67-68 Robinson, Johnnie, 1965-66 Robinson, Mike, 1982-83-84-85 Robinson, Pat, 1988 Robinson, Patrick, 1989-90-91-92 Robinson, Preston, 1948-49 Robinson, Ricky, 1977-78-79-80 Robinson, Roger, 1981-82-83-84 Robinson, William, 1984-85-86-87 Robles, Manny, 1999, 2000-01-03 Rodgers, Dominique, 2004-05-06 Rogers, Darryle, 1992-93-94 Rogers, Keith, 2002-03-04 Ross, Clyde, 1949 Rosser, Bryson, 2002-03-05 Roux, Abdul, 1997 Rowe, Algene, 1950 Rowser, Roshaun, 2003-04-05-06 Royster,Maurice, 2007-08 Rudolph, LaDarian, 2003 Rugley, Josiah, 1999 Rutland, Nikkeda 2004-05-06 Russell, Kevin, 1975-76

S Sadler, David, 1988-89 Safeullah, Ahmed, 2000-01-02-03 Salters, John, 1948-49 Sample,Julian 2006-07-08 Sanders, Ed, 1997-98-99 Sanders, Shelton, 1974 Sanders, Sugar, 2002 Sanders, Willie, 1965 Sanford, George, 1950-51-52 Sarieh, Adi, 1991-92 Saunders, John, 1946-47-48-49 Savage, Willie, 1947-48 Scales, Joseph, 1969-70 Scantling, Desmond, 2000-01 Scott, Mario, 1998 Scott, Ricky, 1981-82 Scott, William, 1946 Seabrooks, Glenn, 1968-69 Sears, Tim, 1979-80 Seay, Reggie, 1981-82-83-84 Segree, Lawrence, 1992-93-94-95 Sellars, Lorenzo, 1975-76 Sellars, William, 1992 Shanks, Simon, 1989-90 Shannon, Robert, 1965-66-67-68 Sharpe, Alvin, 1948-49-50-51 Sharpe, John, 1948-49-50-51 Shaw, Rashad, 2000-01-02-03 Shelton, Anthony, 1988-89 Shelton, Steven, 2008 Shepard,Allen 2006 Sherrill, Andre’, 1987 Shoats, Gary, 1983-84 Shockley, Jeff, 1979 Shy, Melvin, 1974-75 Simmons, Arthur, 1936-37-38 Simmons, Jimmy, 2004 Simmons, Joseph, 1950-51 Simmons, Kelvin, 1997-99 Simmons, Lawrence, 1936-37 Simmons, Marvin, 1971-72 Simmons, Patrick, 1959 Simms, Mike, 1979-80-81 Simpson, Nathaniel, 1973-74-75 Sims, Chris, 1985-86-87 Sims, Dorsey, 1952-53-54-55 Sims, Rodger, 1968-69-70 Sims, Tracy, 2008 Singleton, Allen, 1992 Singleton, Armond, 1991 Singleton, Harold, 1958-59-60-61 Sippial, Fred, 1999 Sleigh, Charles, 1928-29-30 Smith, Ahmaad, 2002-03-05 Smith, Amzie, 1987-88 Smith, Avis, 1981-82 Smith, Brice, 2001 Smith, Dave, 1954-55


Smith, Elgin, 2000-01 Smith, Fletcher, 1962-63-64-65 Smith, Jermaine, 1999, 2000 Smith, Joe C., 1965 Smith, John, 1976-77-78 Smith, Jonathan, 1995 Smith, Kato, 1994-95-96 Smith, Kevin, 1988 Smith, Lawrence, 1998-99, 2000-01 Smith, Jr., Lee, 1987-88; 1990 Smith, Milton, 1947-48 Smith, Noland, 1963-64-65-66 Smith, Sam, 1965-66 Smith, T. J., 1995-96-97 Smith,Troy 2006 Smith, Wilbur, 1979-80-81-82 Smith, William, 1948-49-50-51 Smith, William P., 1944-45-46-47 Sorrells, Calvin, 1955-56-57-58 Sparkman, Charles, 2007-08 Spears, Eric, 1983-84-85 Spillman, JuJuan, 2008 Spivey, Samuel, 1965 Springfield, James, 2007-08 St. Clair, Reggie, 1999 St. Fleur,Renaloski, 2007-08 St. Louis, Sadrack 2005-06 St. Pierre, Mario, 1996 Stampley, Clay, 1952 Stargell, Sabastian “Snookie,�1984-85-86 Stargell, Tony, 1986-87-88-89 Steadham, William, 1961 Steel, Charles, 1956 Steele, Ashmal, 1999 Stephens, Jeremy 2004-05-06 Sterling, Brent, 1996-97-98-99 Stephens, Marquis, 1999, 2000-01 Stevens, Billy, 1962 Stevens, Willie, 1952-53 Stevenson, Robert, 1968-69-70-71 Stewart, Eugene, 1959-60 Stewart, Lonnie, 1973-74 Stewart, Michael, 1962 Stith, Richard, 1950 Stith, Robert, 1951 Stokes.Jeremy 2006 Stokes, Theodore, 1949-50-51-52 Stone, Andre, 2001 Stone, Joe, 1987-88-89 Strange, Forrest, 1933-34-35 Street, Alvin, 1984-85-86 Street, Harold, 1947 Streiff, Micah, 2005-06 Strickland, Wade, 1985-86 Stroe, Matt, 1998 Strong, Aaron, 2003-04-05-06 Stubblefield,Travis, 2007-08 Studdard, Steve, 1986-87-88 Suesberry, Wilbur, 1955-56-57-58 Sullivan, Corey, 1996-97-98-99

Sumrall, Fred, Sr. 1936-37-38-39 Sumrall, Fred, Jr. 1965-66-67-68 Sweet, Joe, 1968-69-70 Swift, Odell, 1962 Swinney, Gregory, 1976-77-78-79

T Tahir, Henry, 2003 Taliaferro, Claude, 1954-55-56-57 Tanner, James, 1948-49 Tanner, Willie, 1948-49-50-51 Tarver, Keith, 1985 Tarver, Sidney, 2007-08 Tate, Golden, 1980-81-82-83 Tate, Walter, 1979 Taylor, Brian, 2001 Taylor, Danny, 1984-85-86-87 Taylor, Darryl, 1980-81-82 Taylor, Donald, 1955-56-57-58 Taylor, James, 1978-79 Taylor, Malcolm, 1980-81 Taylor, Nathaniel, 1945-46-47-48 Tepper, Terrell, 2001-02-03-04 Tepper, Tewann, 2002-03-04 Terry, Ryan, 1990 Thalmadge, Vick, 1951 Tharpe, Larry, 1989-90-91 Thaxton, Frank, 1975-76 Thaxton, James, 1970-71-72 Thomas, Albert, 1985-86-87-88 Thomas, Carlo, 1997-98-99, 2000 Thomas, Charles, 1968, 1971-72 Thomas, Dante, 2008 Thomas, Eddie, 1952-53 Thomas, Mike, 1976-77-78-79 Thomas, Paul, 2003-04 Thomas, Vincent, 1975-76 Thomas, William, 1945-46-47-48 Thomas, William, 1967-68-69-70 Thomas, Woodrow, 1955-56-57-58 Thompson, Al, 1988 Thompson, Austin, 1974-75-76 Thompson, Michael, 1995-96-*97-98-99 Thompson, Ralph, 1994 Thompson, Reno, 2005-06-07-08 Thompson, Shawn, 1995-96-97-98 Thompson, Tim, 1985 Tiddle, Milton, 1952-53 Tippens, Eric, 1996-97 Toomer, JaMar, 1997 Trotter, Jesse, 1977-78-79-80 Troutman, Jeff, 1985-86 Tuck, William, 1992 Tucker, Mike, 1985 Tucker, William, 1991-92-93 Tucker, William, 1965 Turks, Harold, 1983-84-85-86 Turner, Harold, 1948-49-50-51 Turner, Steve, 1979-80-81-82 Turner, Warren, 1981

Tyus, Andre, 2001

U Umphrey, Albert, 1935-36-37-38

V Valentine, Fred, 1953-54 Valentine, Todd, 1996-97 Vasser, Rommie, 1992-93-94-95

W Wade, Charles, 1970-71-72 Wade, James, 1989-90-91-92 Wade, Issac, 1981-82-83 Wafer, Carl, 1970-71-72-73 Walker, Alfred, 2001-04-05 Walker, Bruce, 1978-79-80 Walker, Charles, 1956-57-58-59 Walker, James, 1968-69 Walker, Kenny, 1979-80 Walker, Riley, 2001-02-03 Walker, Willie, 1965 Wallace, Lamar, 2008 Wallace, Lamarr, 1993-94-95-96 Walton, Charles, 1980 Walton, Riley, 1983-84-85 Ward, Clyde, 1980-81-82-83 Washington, Marshall, 1954 Washington, William, 1945-46-47-48 Waters, Melvin, 1987-88-89-90 Watkins, Jamie, 1999 Watkins, Larry, 1978-79-80-81 Watson, Tyrone, 1988-89 Weatherspoon, Johnny, 1985-86-87 Weatherspoon, Rashawn, 2008 Weaver, Mardae, 2001-02-03 Welch, Terry, 1985-86 Weldon, Batavia, 2000-01 Wellington, Nate, 1991-92-93 Wells, Kevin, 1996 West, Bill, 1968, 1970 West, Loranzo, 1995-96 Whatley, Amos, 1980-81 Wheeler, Dwight, 1975-76-77 Whitaker, Selmon, 1965-66 White, James, 1965-66 White, John, 1955 White, Willie, 1946-47-48 Whitmon, Cecil, 1951-52-53 Whitmon, David, 1944-45 Whitmon, Raymond, 1944-45-46-47 Whitrow, Thomas, 1930 Wilburn, Jesse, 1954-55-56-57 Wiley, Leonard, 1944-45 Wilkerson, Al, 1978-79 Wilkerson, James, 1988 Williams, Armand, 1997-98 Williams, Brandon, 2005-06 Williams, Bryan, 1984-85-86-87 Williams, C., 1946

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X,Y,Z Yette, Emmett, 1951-52 Young,Duval 2006-07-08 Young, Maurice 2004, 2005 Zeigler, Bennie, 1996-97-98-99 *-medical redshirt, lettered. Bold - Players Active

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Forrest Strange TSU’s First All-American 1934 Forrest Strange, C (CD, PC) 1935 1936 1937 1944 1945 1946

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1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1955 1956 1957 1959 1960 1963 1964

William Cox, HB (CD, PC) Albert Umphrey, HB (CD, PC) Albert Umphrey, HB (CD, PC) Jimmie Harris, G (CD, PC) William Braudnex, E (CD, PC) William Bass, HB (CD, PC) William Bass, HB (CD, PC) Robert Drummond, T (CD, PC) Robert Drummond, T (CD, PC) Nathaniel Taylor, QB (CD, PC) William Washington, E (CD, PC) Raymond Whitmon, HB (CD, PC) Robert Drummond, T (CD, PC) Nathaniel Taylor, QB (CD, PC) William Washington, E (CD, PC) Raymond Whitmon, HB (CD, PC) Raleigh Wynn, T (CD, PC) George Gilchrist, T (CD, PC) Grannison Davis, HB (CD, PC) Harold Turner, E (CD, PC) Walter Gillespie, C (CD, PC) Willie Tanner, T (CD, PC) Harold Turner, E (CD, PC) James Caldwell, E (CD, PC) Matthew Maiden, FB (CD, PC) James Caldwell, T (CD, PC) Perry Hairston, E (CD, PC) Roy Kimble, HB (CD, PC) Charles Patton, G (CD, PC) James Buford, G (CD, PC) Charles Gavin, T (CD, PC) Fay Mitchell, HB (CD, PC) Leon Jamison, E (CD, PC) Charles Gavin, T (CD, PC) Charles Walker, E (CD, PC) Fred Metcalf, T (PC) George Balthazar, T (CD, PC) Robert Reed, G (PC) Robert Reed, G (PC)

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James Carter, G (PC) Johnnie Robinson, FL (PC) Eldridge Dickey, QB (PC) William Tucker, HB (PC) Eldridge Dickey, QB (PC, E) Claude Humphrey, T (PC, E) Tommie Davis, T (SC) Harvey Dixon, G (E) Leo Johnson, WR (E) Eldridge Dickey, QB (PC) Claude Humphrey, T (PC, SN, T, AP) James Marsalis, DB (AP, SN, PC) Elbert Drungo, T (PC) Claude Brumfield, T (PC) Joe Jones, E (PC, AP, SC) Vernon Holland, T (PC) Wayne Reese, HB (PC) David Davis, WR (PC) Joe Gilliam, Jr., QB (PC) Vernon Holland, T (AP, T, K, SN, PC) Asberry Glover, T (PC) Freddie Herring, DB (PC) Rodger Sims, LB (PC) Joe Gilliam, Jr., QB (K, AP, PC) Clifford Brooks, DB (AP, PC) Waymond Bryant, LB (PC) Nathaniel Brown, T (PC) Asberry Glover, T (PC) Charles McTorry, DB (PC) James Thaxton, TE (PC) Robert Woods, T (PC, AP, BM) Ed “Too Tall” Jones, E (PC, AP, BM) Ollie Smith, WR (PC) Waymond Bryant, LB (PC, AP) James Thaxton, TE (PC, BM) Charles McTorry, DB (PC) Ed “Too Tall” Jones, E (SN, T, AP, PC, K, FA) Waymond Bryant, LB (SN, T, AP, PC, K) John Holland, WR (T, AP, PC) Gregory Kindle, G (AP, PC) Kenneth Pettiford, QB (BM)

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1982

1983 1984

Cleveland Elam, DE (PC, AP, NB) Granville Lyons, DB (AP) Allen Haigler, T (AP, PC) John Butler, C (PC) Larry Dorsey, WR (PC) James Johnson, DB (PC) Larry Dorsey, WR (PC, AP, UPI, SN, T) Loaird McCreary, TE (PC) Melvin Mitchell, G (PC) Oliver Davis, DB (PC) Sylvester Hicks, DT (PC) Jerrold McRae, WR (PC) Jerrold McRae, WR (PF, PC, J, BM) Sylvester Hicks, DT (PF, PC, J, ADW, BM) Joe Adams, QB (PF) Stanley G. Johnson, DT (PC) Danny Johnson, DE (PC) Homer Elias, OG (ADW, PC) Dwight Wheeler, OT (PC) Sylvester Lawson, TE (ADW) John Smith, WR (PC, BM) Jimmy Carter, OG (E) Joe Adams, QB (AP, SN, PC, BM) Maurice Fitzgerald, DE (E) Joe Adams, QB (AP, SN, PC, BM) McDonald Oden, TE (PC, BM, SH) Aaron Jones, HB (SH, ADW, BM) Lannie Martin (ADW) Mike Jones (SN) Joe Adams, QB (SH, AP, ADW, J, 100%) Richard Dent, DE (ADW) Aaron Ford, LB (ADW) James Taylor, OC (ADW) Mike Jones, WR (K, SN, AFCA, SH) Brian Ransom, QB (SH, SN) Malcolm Taylor, DT (K, AFCA) Donald Lester, OT (SH) Malcolm Taylor, DE (SH) Golden Tate, WR (SN, AFCA, SH) Roger Robinson, DB (SN, SH) Walter Tate, OC (AP, SH, K) Steve Moore, OT (SH) Richard Dent, DE (SH) Kenneth Biggles, QB (SH) Vynell Henderson, LB (SH) Golden Tate, WR (SH, SN) Carl McAfee, DB (SN) Barry Collins, TE (SH) Herman Hunter, RB (SH) James Derico, LB (SH) Roger Robinson, DB (SH)

1985 1986

1988 1989 1990

1991 1992 1993 1994 1999

2000 2001

2003 2004 2007 2008

Carl McAfee, DB Onzy Elam, LB (K, 100%, SH, E) Charles Buchanan, DE (SH) Carl McAfee, DB (SH, E) Steve Holloway, TE (SH) Wade Strickland, OT (SH, E) David Hood, P (E) Alvin Street, OC (E) Roderick Reed, LB (SH) Anthony Pleasant, DE (SH, ND, AP, FG) Simon Shanks, LB (E) Colin Godfrey, P (E, SH, AP, FG, WC, SPN) Simon Shanks, LB (SH) Anthony Owens, TE (SPN) Colin Godfrey, P (SH) Elliot Pilton, DE (SPN, ND) Colin Godfrey, P (SH) Perry Hall, LB (SH) Brent Alexander, FS (AP, NFL, SH, SPN) Randy Fuller, CB (NFL) Cedric Davis (SH, NFL) Lamar Carter, DE (SPN) Leon Murray, QB (SPN) Bennie Anderson Avion Black (Team Link) Michael Thompson (SBN) Walter Reese, LB (FG) Carlos Wright, KR (FG) Steve Farmer, TE (HM) Walter Reese, LB (HM) Marquis Stephens, DB (HM) C. J. Johnson, WR (HM) Charles Anthony, RB (AFCA, AP, SPN, SH, FG) C.J. Johnson, WR (SBN) Charles Anthony, RB (AFCA, AP, SBN, I-AA org, FG, SH) Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie,DB (SBN, AP, TSN,) Cornelius Lewis,OT (AP, CSN, SBN) Cecil Newton, C (CSN) Javarris Williams, RB (AFCA, CSN-HM,SBN)

TSU All-Americans Robert Drummond, Raymond Whitmon, William Washington, Nathaniel Taylor

(Key: ADW-Atlanta Daily World, AFCA-American Football Coaches, AP-Associated Press, BM-Black Mutual, CD-Chicago Defender, CSN-College Spporting News, E-Ebony Scoreboard, FG-Don Hansen’s Football Gazette, J-Jet Magazine, K-Kodak, ND-NFL-Draft Report, 100%-100% Wrong Club, PC-Pittsburgh Courier, PF-Pro Football Magazine, SC-Small College, SH-Sheridan Poll, SBN-Sheridan Blacl College Network, SN-Sporting News, SPN-Sports Network, T-Time Magazine, UPI-United Press International, WC-Walter Camp), HM-Honorable Mention

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T SU Plays TSU P lay s the th e CLASSICS CL A S SICS DATE

—/—/46 —/—/47 —/—/47 —/—/48 —/—/49 —/—/50 —/—/50 —/—/51 —/—/51 —/—/52 —/—/53 09/25/54 09/17/55 11/10/56 —/—/56 12/01/56 11/13/65 11/12/66 11/22/69 09/12/70 09/19/70 11/21/70 09/25/71 09/09/72 09/15/72 09/23/72 09/13/74 10/23/76 11/04/78 09/22/79 10/12/80 10/03/81

W-L SCORE OPPONENT

L W W W W W W W W L T W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W W

6-14 26-0 27-12 30-26 49-13 20-0 28-13 26-21 25-0 12-20 19-19 33-13 7-0 52-6 6-0 41-39 31-6 28-6 49-14 24-14 62-7 21-3 18-7 55-6 14-0 40-13 44-12 21-3 41-7 21-3 35-17 21-20

North Carolina State Arkansas A&M West Virginia State Wilberforce Jackson State Lincoln North Carolina A&T Lincoln Jackson State Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Alcorn State Maryland State Florida A&M Lincoln Lincoln Bishop Alcorn State Kentucky State Parsons Alcorn State Norfolk State Morgan State Alcorn State Central State Florida A&M North Carolina Central Texas Southern Alabama State Alabama State

LOCATION

ATTENDANCE CLASSIC

Washington D.C. ——— Memphis, TN ——— Washington D.C. ——— Washington D.C. ——— Jackson, MS ——— Memphis, TN ——— Washington D.C. ——— Memphis, TN ——— Jackson, MS ——— Memphis, TN ——— Memphis, TN ——— Memphis, TN ——— Memphis, TN ——— Memphis, TN ——— Washington D.C. ——— Miami, FL (Orange Bowl) 41,808 St. Louis, MO (Busch Stadium) ——— St. Louis, MO (Busch Stadium) 3,500 Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl) 12,000 Los Angeles, CA (LA Coliseum) ——— Memphis, TN (Crump Stadium) 15,000 St. Louis, MO (Busch Stadium) ——— Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 17,006 Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ——— Atlanta, GA (Atlanta-Fulton Co.) 10,093 Chicago, IL (Soldier Field) 40,000 Chicago, IL (Soldier Field) ——— Atlanta, GA (Doak Campbell Stadium)——— Washington, D.C. (RFK Stadium) ——— Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 32,000 Birmingham, AL (Legion Field) ——— Birmingham, AL (Legion Field) 18,233

Capitol Classic Bluff City Classic Capitol Classic Capitol Classic Magnolia Classic Bluff City Classic Capitol Classic Bluff City Classic Magnolia Classic Bluff City Classic Bluff City Classic Bluff City Classic Bluff City Classic Bluff City Classic Capitol Classic Orange Blossom Classic Gateway Classic Gateway Classic Lone Star Classic Angel City Classic Bluff City Classic Gateway Classic Bluff City Classic Bluff City Classic Atlanta Ebony Classic Chicago Football Classic Chicago Football Classic Atlanta Ebony Classic Capitol Classic Bluff City Classic Magic City Classic Magic City Classic

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Overall Classics Record: 57-42-3

vs. Alabama A&M: 2-2 vs. Alabama State: 4-0 vs. Alcorn State: 4-0 vs. Arkansas State: 1-0 vs. Bishop: 1-0 vs. Central State: 2-2 vs. Howard: 1-0 vs. Eastern Kentucky: 0-1 vs. Florida A&M: 5-14 vs. Grambling State: 0-2 vs. Jackson State: 13-9-1 vs. Kentucky State: 2-0 vs. Lincoln (Mo.): 6-1-1 vs. Mississippi Valley State: 2-3

vs. Morgan State: 1-0 vs. Norfolk State: 1-0 vs. North Carolina A&T: 1-3 vs. North Carolina Central: 1-0 vs. North Carolina State: 0-1 vs. Maryland State: 1-0 vs. Parsons: 1-0 vs. Prarie View A&M: 1-0 vs. South Carolina State: 3-2 vs. Southern: 1-2-1 vs. Texas Southern: 1-0 vs. West Virginia State: 1-0 vs. Wilberforce: 1-0

ANGEL CITY CLASSIC First Appearance: 09/12/70 W24-14 vs. Alcorn State Last Appearance: 09/12/70 W24-14 vs. Alcorn State

ATLANTA FOOTBALL CLASSIC First Appearance: *09/15/72 W14-0 vs. Morgan State Last Appearance: 09/27/08 L28-21 vs. Florida A&M *AEC Record: 2-1 AFC vs. Florida A&M: 4-10 Record: 5-13 vs. Morgan State: 1-0 vs. South Carolina State: 3-1 *1972-89 held different names including Atlanta Ebony Classic vs. Southern: 0-1 BLUFF CITY CLASSIC First Appearance: —/—/47 W26-0 vs. Arkansas State Last Appearance: 09/17/88 W13-6 vs. Mississippi Valley State vs. Alcorn State: 1-0 vs. Mississippi Valley State: 2-1 vs. Arkansas State: 1-0 vs. Norfolk State: 1-0 vs. Jackson State: 1-0-1 vs. Southern: 1-0 vs. Kentucky State: 1-0 vs. Texas Southern: 1-0 Overall Record: 13-2-2 vs. Lincoln (Mo.): 4-1-1

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W-L SCORE OPPONENT

11/13/82 W 11/12/83 L 09/08/84 W 10/20/84 W 10/05/85 L 11/02/85 L 11/01/86 T 09/12/87 T 10/03/87 L 09/17/88 W 09/15/89 W 09/23/89 L 09/08/90 W 09/22/90 W 09/29/90 L 08/31/91 L 09/14/91 L 09/28/91 L 09/12/92 L 09/26/92 L 09/04/93 L 09/11/93 L 09/18/93 L 10/09/93 L 09/10/94 L 09/24/94 W 09/09/95 L 09/23/95 L 09/30/95 W 09/14/96 L 09/28/96 L 09/13/97 L 09/27/97 L 10/04/97 L 10/18/97 L 09/12/98 W 09/26/98 L 09/05/99 W 09/10/99 W 09/18/99 W 09/02/00 W 09/09/00 L 09/16/00 L 09/23/00 L 09/01/01 W 09/22/01 W 10/06/01 W 11/22/01 W 09/07/02 W 09/14/02 L 09/21/02 L 09/28/02 L 08/30/03 W 09/13.03 W 09/20/03 L 09/04/04 W 09/18/04 W 09/25/04 L 10/02/04 L

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63-41 38-51 34-14 71-0 13-28 10-13 17-17 17-17 28-31 13-6 14-13 9-21 23-14 20-16 14-35 7-10 19-41 7-43 18-38 12-20 15-23 18-24 28-33 13-52 12-31 32-28 19-24 7-24 15-14 14-21 18-19 28-31 28-34 37-49 7-28 33-21 23-31 41-8 48-33 42-25 39-13 14-16 39-42 6-31 27-6 27-7 45-0 64-33 41-8 28-31 14-49 24-37 37-20 44-14 7-10 42-7 21-20 15-21 13-30

LOCATION

ATTENDANCE CLASSIC

Mississippi Valley State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 16,000 Mississippi Valley State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 25,000 Jackson State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 34,500 Kentucky State Louisville, KY (Cardinal Stadium) 9,200 Mississippi Valley State Indianapolis, IN (Hoosier Dome) 40,000 Southern Detroit, MI (Tiger Stadium) 23,000 Southern Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 25,000 Jackson State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 26,853 Central State Indianapolis, IN (Hoosier Dome) 47,417 Mississippi Valley State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 15,232 Central State Cleveland, OH (Cleveland Stadium) 8,078 Florida A&M Atlanta, GA (Bobby Dodd Stadium) 47,373 Jackson State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 39,579 Florida A&M Atlanta, GA (Bobby Dodd Stadium) 46,024 Central State Louisville, KY (Cardinal Stadium) 28,842 Mississippi Valley State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 25,891 Jackson State Birmingham, AL (Legion Field) 17,581 Florida A&M Atlanta, GA (Atlanta-Fulton Co.) 49,767 Jackson State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 37,437 Florida A&M Atlanta, GA (Atlanta-Fulton Co.) 43,211 Florida A&M Jacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) 30,097 Jackson State Chicago, IL (Soldier Field) 43,800 Grambling State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 41,669 Eastern Kentucky Louisville, KY (Cardinal Stadium) 21,863 Jackson State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 50,047 South Carolina State Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome) 58,131 Jackson State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 48,533 Florida A&M Orlando, FL (Citrus Bowl) 20,079 South Carolina State Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome) 52,387 Jackson State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 55,212 Southern Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome) 45,894 Jackson State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 61,171 South Carolina State Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome) 41,293 North Carolina A&T Indianapolis, IN (RCA Dome) 59,011 UT-Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN (Finley Stadium) 20,000 Jackson State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 55,545 Florida A&M Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome) 28,987 Alabama State Nashville, TN (The Coliseum) 31,119 Jackson State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 50,723 Florida A&M Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome) 43,800 Alabama State Nashville, TN (The Coliseum) 20,463 North Carolina A&T Cincinnati, OH (Cinergy Field) 30,300 Jackson State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 52,173 Florida A&M Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome) 62,455 Alabama A&M Nashville, TN (The Coliseum) 22,000 Florida A&M Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome) 61,052 Howard Indianapolis, IN (RCA Dome) 28,960 Jackson State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 28,960 Prairie View A&M Nashville, TN (The Coliseum) 18,652 Jackson State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 38,496 Grambling State Las Vegas, NV (Boyd Stadium) 22,537 Florida A&M Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome) 67,167 South Carolina State Nashville, TN (The Coliseum) 18,124 Jackson State Memphis,TN (Liberty Bowl) 52,603 Florida A&M Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome) 70,185 Alabama A&M Nashville, TN (The Coliseum) 25,117 Jackson State Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) 55,015 Florida A&M Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome) 67,712 South Carolina State Indianapolis, IN (RCA Dome) 51,082

Bluff City Classic Bluff City Classic Bluff City Classic Lil’ Brown Jug Classic Circle City Classic Motor City Classic Bluff City Classic Bluff City Classic Circle City Classic Bluff City Classic Cosby Football Classic Atlanta Ebony Classic Southern Heritage Classic Atlanta Football Classic River City Classic Southern Heritage Classic Magic City Classic Atlanta Football Classic Southern Heritage Classic Atlanta Football Classic Gateways Classic Chicago Football Classic Southern Heritage Classic River City Classic Southern Heritage Classic Atlanta Football Classic Southern Heritage Classic Orlando Weekend Classic Atlanta Football Classic Southern Heritage Classic Atlanta Football Classic Southern Heritage Classic Atlanta Football Classic Circle City Classic River City Classic Southern Heritage Classic Atlanta Football Classic John Merritt Classic Southern Heritage Classic Atlanta Football Classic John Merritt Classic River Front Classic Southern Heritage Classic Atlanta Football Classic John Merritt Classic Atlanta Football Classic Circle City Classic Southern Heritage Classic John Merritt Classic Southern Heritage Classic Silver Dollar Classic Atlanta Football Classic John Merritt Classic Southern Heritage Classic Atlanta Football Classic John Merritt Classic Southern Heritage Classic Atlanta Football Classic Circle City Classic

CAPITOL CLASSIC First Appearance: --/--/46 L6-14 vs. North Carolina State Last Appearance: 11/04/78 W41-7 vs. North Carolina Central vs. West Virginia State: 1-0 vs. Maryland State: 1-0 .vs. North Carolina A&T: 1-0 vs. Wilberforce: 1-0 vs. North Carolina State: 0-1 Overall Record: 4-1 CHICAGO FOOTBALL CLASSIC First Appearance: 09/23/72 W40-13 vs. Alcorn State Last Appearance: 09/11/93 L18-24 vs. Jackson State vs. Alcorn State: 1-0 vs. Jackson State: 0-1 vs. Central State: 1-0 Overall Record: 2-1 CIRCLE CITY CLASSIC First Appearance: 10/05/85 L13-28 VS. Mississippi Valley State Last Appearance: 10/01/05 L3-16 VS. North Carolina A&T vs. Central State: 1-0 Overall Record: 2-1 vs. Jackson State: 0-1 DALLAS LONESTAR CLASSIC First Appearance: 11/22/69 W49-14 vs. Bishop Last Appearance: 11/22/69 W49-14 vs. Bishop

vs. Lincoln: 2-0 vs. Parsons: 1-0

GATEWAY CLASSIC First Appearance: 11/13/65 W31-6 vs. Lincoln Last Appearance: 11/21/70 W21-3 vs. Parsons Overall Record: 3-0

JOHN MERRITT CLASSIC First Appearance: 09/05/99 W41-8 vs. Alabama State Last Appearance: 09/06/08 W34-32 vs. Southern vs. Alabama A&M: 2-3 vs. South Carolina State: 1-0 vs. Alabama State: 2-0 vs. Southern: 1-0 vs. Prarie View: 1-0 Overall Record: 7-3 MAGIC CITY CLASSIC First Appearance: 10/12/80 W35-17 vs. Alabama State Last Appearance: 09/14/91 L19-41 vs. Jackson State vs. Alabama State: 2-0 Overall Record: 2-1 vs. Jackson State: 0-1 MAGNOLIA CLASSIC First Appearance: —/—/49 W49-13 vs. Jackson State Last Appearance: —/—/51 W25-0 vs. Jackson State RIVER CITY CLASSIC First Appearance: 09/29/90 L14-35 vs. Central State Last Appearance: 10/18/97 L28-7 vs. UT-Chattanooga vs. Central State: 0-1 Overall Record: 0-3 vs. Eastern Kentucky: 0-1


Classics DATE

W-L SCORE OPPONENT

09/03/05 L 09/10/05 W 09/24/05 L 10/01/05 L 09/02/06 L 09/16/06 W 09/30/06 L 09/08/07 09/01/07 09/29/07 09/06/08 09/13/08 09/27/08

W L L W W L

14-27 20-14 OT 7-12 3-16 20-27 31-30 OT 22-25 OT 16-13 23-49 17-18 34-32 41-18 21-28

Alabama A&M Jackson State Florida A&M North Carolina A&T Alabama A&M Jackson State Florida A&M

Jackson State Alabama A&M Florida A&M Southern Jackson State Florida A&M

LOCATION

ATTENDANCE CLASSIC

Nashville, TN (The Coliseum) Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome) Indianapolis, IN (RCA Dome) Nashville, TN (LP Field) Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome)

Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl Nashville, TN (LP Field) Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome) Nashville, TN (LP Field) Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) Atlanta, GA (Georgia Dome)

25,342 48,300 56,297 42,310 19,487 53,441 57,885

50,879 23,440 56,990 28,830 50.794 50,428

John Merritt Classic Southern Heritage Classic Atlanta Football Classic Circle City Classic John Merritt Classic Southern Heritage Classic Atlanta Football Classic

Southern Heritage Classic John Merritt Classic Atlanta Football Classic John Merritt Classic Southern Heritage Classic Atlanta Football Classic

Overtime Record: 2-1 Largest Classic Crowd: 67, 712 - 9/25/04 - Atlanta Football Classic Longest Winning/Losing Streak: 21/11 Largest Win Margin: 71 points - 10/20/84 - W71-0 Kentucky State, Louisville, KY Smallest Win Margin: 1 point (twice vs. Jackson State) 9/18/04 - W31-30 OT 9/16/06 - W21-20 Largest Loss Margin: 39 points - 10/09/93 - L13-52 Eastern Kentucky Smallest Loss Margin: 1 point (twice) 09/29/07 - L18-17 Florida A&M 09/28/96 - L18-19 Southern

SILVER DOLLAR CLASSIC First Appearance: 09/21/02 L14-49 VS. Grambling State Last Appearance: 09/21/02 L14-49 vs. Grambling State SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC First Appearance: 09/08/90 W23-14 vs. Jackson State Last Appearance: 09/13/08 W41-18 vs. Jackson State vs. Grambling State: 0-1 vs. Mississippi Valley State: 0-1 vs. Jackson State: 10-7 Overall Record: 0-2 COSBY FOOTBALL CLASSIC: 09/15/89 W14-13 vs. Central State GATEWAYS CLASSIC: 09/04/93 L15-23 vs. Florida A&M ORANGE BLOSSOM CLASSIC: 12/01/56 W41-39 vs. Florida A&M MOTOR CITY CLASSIC: 11/02/85 L10-13 vs. Southern RIVER FRONT CLASSIC: 09/09/00 L14-16 vs. North Carolina A&T LIL’ BROWN JUG CLASSIC: 10/20/84 W71-0 vs. Kentucky State

(Above) The Lil’ Brown Jug now sits in the TSU athletic director’s office.

(Above) The 1950 Tennessee State University Football Team holding “The Little Brown Jug”. The Little Brown Jug is the symbol of victory between Tennessee State and Kentucky State. On one side is a huge white “T” representing Tennessee State and the opposite side a bright gold “K” representing Kentucky State. (Right) TSU Player pose to promote the Lil’ Brown Jug Classic. L-R Val Gene Johnson, Lee Derrick, Lindale Massengale, and Charles Patton.

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Individual Football Records (NOTE: Modern records - start from 1952 or otherwise confirmed. Additional input/corrections on records, with documentation, is encouraged) Most Plays Season: 466, Gilbert Renfroe, 1985 Career: 1,256; Joe Adams, 1977-80 Most Yards Gained Season: 3,137; Shannon Harris, 2001 Career: 7,976; Joe Adams, 1977-80

RUSHING

Most Rushes Game:

38, Darron Davis, vs. Austin Peay (10/16/93) 38, Charles Anthony at Murray State (11/22/03) Season: 322, Charles Anthony, 2003 306, Charles Anthony, 2004 245, Javarris Williams, 2006 234, Darron Davis, 1994 Career: 910, Charles Anthony, 2001-04 849, Javarris Williams, 2005-08 600, Darron Davis, 1991-94

Most Yards Gained Game: 285, Charles Anthony vs. Samford (10/23/04) 248, Charles Anthony vs. Southeast Missouri (11/6/04) 195, Javarris Williams vs. Austin Peay (10/18/08) 194, Charles Anthony at Murray State (11/11/03) 190, Javarris Williams at Tennessee Tech (10/13/05) Season: 1,739 Charles Anthony 2004 1,708, Charles Anthony, 2003 1,187, Javarris Williams, 2007 1,101, Darron Davis, 1994 1,037 Javarris Williams, 2008

In 2008, Javarris Williams captured the Tigers’ career rushing touchdown record with 42. Williams also holds the career mark in all-purpose yards with 5, 015.

Career:

Most Touchdowns Rushing Game: 5, Charles Thomas vs. Central State, (11/20/71) 4, Javarris Williams , Tenn. Martin , (11/17/07) Season: 17, Fay Mitchell, 1956 15, Javarris Williams, 2008 14, Charles Anthony, 2004 13, Charles Anthony, 2003 12, Donnell Brantley, 1999 12, Javarris Williams, 2007 Career: 42, Javarris Williams, 2005-08 41, Charles Anthony, 2001-04 28, Fay Mitchell, 1955-57 15, Donnell Brantley, 1999-00 12, Antonio Heffner, 2006-08 Lo Longest Rush Game:

Charles Anthony holds TSU records in most yards gained in a game (285), season (1,739) and career (5, 057).

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5,057, Charles Anthony, 2001-04 4,329, Javarris Williams, 2005-08 2,844, Darron Davis, 1991-94 1,793, Eugene Bowens, 1963-66 1,641, Lee Derricks, 1953-55 1,618, Alfred Reese, 1970-72 1,516, Nathaniel Simpson, 1974-76 1,504, Henry Arnold, 1959-61

89, Jesse Wilburn vs. Southern University, Nov. 1957 (TD) 73, Javarris Williams vs. Tenn. Martin (11/17/07) [TD]


Individual Football Records All Purpose yards (Since 1999) Game: 453, Herman Hunter vs. Mississippi Valley State (11/13/82) 248, Charles Anthony at Murray State (11/22/03) 216, Javarris Williams, Austin Peay (10/18/08) 210, JaJuan Spillman, at Jacksonville State (11/15/08) 209, JaJuan Spillman at Alabama A&M (08/03/08) 204, C.J. Johnson, Eastern Kentucky (11/15/03) Season: 2,070, Charles Anthony, 2003 2,057, Charles Anthony, 2004 1,982, Avion Black, 1999 1,596, JaJuan Spillman , 2008 1,443, Javarris Williams, 2006 Career: 5,117, Javarris Williams, 2005-08 5,015, Charles Anthony, 2001-04 3,889, C.J. Johnson, 2000-03 3,592, Carlos Wright, 2000-03 3,351, Patrick Jenkins, 1999-02

PASSING

Most Passes Attempted Game: 55, Brian Ransom at UT-Chattanooga (11/14/81) 48, Shannon Harris at Eastern Kentucky (11/17/01) 46, Shannon Harris vs. Jackson State (11/22/01) 45, Bryon Rosser, vs. Eastern Kentucky (11/05/03) Season: 395, Gilbert Renfroe, 1985 382, Shannon Harris, 2001 374, Brian Ransom, 1981 353, Leon Murray, 1998 343, Joe Adams, 1979 316, Todd Valentine, 1996 308, James Wade, 1992 282, Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1971 278, Joe Adams, 1978 269, Leon Murray, 1997 Career: 1,100, Joe Adams, 1977-80 842, Leon Murray, 1997-99 805, Eldridge Dickey, 1964-67 798, James Wade, 1989-92 737, Daryl Williams, 1993-95 727, Kenneth Biggles, 1981-84 721, Gilbert Renfroe, 1982-85 682, Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1968-71 619, Antonio Hefner, 2006-08 610, Shannon Harris, 2001-01

Highly noted as Tennessee State University’s all-time quarterback, Joe “747” Adams holds 8-of-10 TSU football career passing records.

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Current TSU quarterback coach, Shannon Harris, holds the TSU game record for most touchdown passes with seven.

Most Passes Completed Game: 36, Brian Ransom at UT-Chattanooga (11/14/81) 29, Shannon Harris at Eastern Illinois (10/27/01) 27, Shannon Harris vs. Southeast Mo. State (09/29/01) 24, Richard Hartman, at Southeast Mo. State (11/12/05) Season: 243, Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1971 221, Brian Ransom, 1981 211, Shannon Harris, 2001 200, Joe Adams, 1980 188, Gilbert Renfroe, 1985 183, Leon Murray, 1998 178, Joe Adams, 1979 163, James Wade, 1992 160, Todd Valentine, 1996 157, Kenneth Biggles, 1984 Career: 604, Joe Adams, 1977-80 460, Leon Murray, 1997-99 430, Eldridge Dickey, 1964-67 420, James Wade, 1989-92 408, Kenneth Biggles, 1981-84 393, Daryl Williams, 1993-95 370, Gilbert Renfroe, 1982-85 354, Antonio Hefner, 2006-08 320, Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1968-71 280, Shannon Harris, 2000-01 Highest Completion Percentage Game (Min. 20 comps.): 84.0%, Kenneth Biggles vs. Florida A&M, 21-25 (11/21/84) 79.3%, Antonio Heffner vs. Southern, 23-29 (09/06/08) 77.3%, Riley Walker vs. Tenn.-Martin xx-xx (09/27/03) Season: 74.3%, Dominic Grooms, 2008 (26-35-1) 61.2%, Richard Hartman, 2006 (30-49-2) 61.1%, Bryon Rosser, 2005 (22-36-4) 60.9%, Kenneth Biggles, 1984 (157-258) 60.3%, Leon Murray, 1999 (132-219-3) Career: (Min. 2 seasons) 57.8%, Brian Ransom, (264-457)1979-82

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57.2%, Richard Hartman, (155-271-11) 2003-06 57.2%, Antonio Heffner, (354-619-32) 2006-08 53.6%, Shannon Harris, (280-522-14) 2000-01 51.6%, Riley Walker, (207-401-22) 2000-04 Most M Passes Intercepted Game: 5, Eldridge Dickey vs. Florida A&M (10/22/66) 3, Richard Hartman vs. Florida A&M (09/24/05) 3, Antonio Heffner at Southeast Mo. State (10/25/08) 3, Antonio Heffner vs. Alabama A&M (09/01/07) 3, Calvin McNairl vs. Tenn.-Martin (11/17/07 3, Riley Walker at Alabama A&M (09/06/03) Season: 22, Eldridge Dickey, 1965 21, Joe Adams, (220-333-21), 1980 20, Ken Pettiford, (117-236-21), 1972 18, Brian Ransom, (221-374-18), 1981 17, Joe Adams, (178-343-17), 1979 16, Lonnie Stewart, (102-180-16)1974 14, Leon Murray, (144-269-14) 1997 13, Joe Gilliam, Jr., (243-282-13) 1971 12, Antonio Heffner (149-249-12), 2008 12, Kenton Evans, (125-255-12), 2000 Career: 66, Joe Adams, 1977-80 40, Ken Pettiford, (270-520-40), 1970-73 33, Joe Gilliam, Jr., (320-682-33), 1968-71 32, Antonio Heffner (354-619-32), 2006-08 32, Austin Thompson, (172-333-32), 1975-76 29, Leon Murray, (459-841-29) 1999 22, Riley Walker, (207-401-22), 2000-04 18, Robert Shannon, (144-328-18), 1965-68 17, Bryson Rosser (220-439-16), 2001-05 14, Shannon Harris (280-522-14), 200-01 Passing Yards Game:

491, Leon Murray vs Murray St (11/14/98) 484, Gilbert Renfroe vs District of Columbia (11/05/83) 467, James Wade vs SEMO (10/19/81) 445, Leon Murray vs MTSU (09/05/98) 435, Riley Walker vs Eastern Illinois (11/02/02) 417, Shannon Harris vs Eastern Illinois (10/27/01) 413, Chris Perkins vs SEMO (11/20/99) 412, Joe Adams vs Alabama State (10/18/80) 407, Kenneth Biggles vs Alabama A &M (09/17/83) 400, Brian Ransom vs UT-Chattanooga (11/14/81) Season: 3,182, Brian Ransom, 1981 3,137, Shannon Harris, 2001 3,002, Leon Murray, 1998 2,848, Joe Adams, 1980 2,742, Antonio Hefner, 2008 2,541, James Wade, 1992 2,492, Gilbert Renfroe, 1985 2,476, Joe Adams, 1979 2,328, Joe Adams, 1978 2,242, Kenneth Biggles, 1984


Individual Football Records Career: 8,649, Joe Adams, 1977-80 7,216, Leon Murray, 1997-99 6,613, James Wade, 1989-92 6,436, Eldridge Dickey, 1964-67 5,993, Kenneth Biggles, 1981-84 5,556, Gilbert Renfroe, 1982-85 5,393, Antonio Hefner, 2006-08 5,213, Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1968-71 4,785, Daryl Williams, 1993-95 3,785, Brian Ransom, 1979-82 Most 250-Yard Games - Passing Season: 6, Joe Adams, 1980 6, Brian Ransom, 1981 Career: 11, Joe Adams, 1977-80; 11, James Wade, 1989-92 6, Antonio Heffner, 2006-08 Consecutive 250-Yard Games - Passing Season: 4, Joe Adams, 1980 Most 300-yard Games - Passing Season: 6, Shannon Harris, 2001 4, Joe Adams, 1980 - Brian Ransom, 1981 - James Wade, 1992 Career: 8, Joe Adams, 1977-80 - James Wade, 1989-92 6, Shannon Harris, 2000-01 4, Antonio Hefner, 2006-08

Most Touchdown Passes Game: 7, Shannon Harris vs. Jackson State (11/22/2001) 5, Shannon Harris at Eastern Illinois (10/27/01) 4, Four (4) players Season: 30, Joe Adams, 1980 26, Joe Adams, 1979 -Shannon Harris,2001 25, Eldridge Dickey, 1966 -Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1971 -Kenneth Pettiford, 1973 24, Kenneth Biggles, 1984 22, Kenneth Pettiford, 1972 -Brian Ransom, 1981 -Leon Murray, 1998 Career: 81, Joe Adams, 1977-80 34, Antonio Heffner, 2006-08 32, Bryson Rosser, 2001-05 29, Shannon Harris, 2000-01 22, Riley Walker, 2000-04 Longest Pass Game: 99, Riley Walker to Fred Burnette, at Jacksonville State (10/6/04, TD) 93, Joe Gilliam, Jr. to Joe Sweet vs. Bishop (11/22/69, TD) 82, Riley Walker to Carlos Wright, Tenn.-Martin (9/27/03) 81, Antonio Heffner to Chris Johnson, Southern (09/06/08)

RECEIVING Wide receiver Tyrone Butterfield holds the record in receptions (13) and receiving yards (249) in a game.

One of TSU’s celebrated quarterbacks, “Jefferson St” Joe Gilliam, Jr. holds the record for passes completed in a season with 243.

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Wide receiver C.J. Johnson captured the TSU and Ohio Valley Conference career receiving record in yardage (3, 903). Johnson also holds the OVC receiving touchdown record (32) and TSU’s career 100-yards receiving in games played (11).

Most Passes Caught Game: 13, Tyrone Butterfield at Southeast Missouri State (1998) 11, JaJuan Spillman at Murray State (11/22/08) 10, C.J. Johnson, Eastern Kentucky (11/15/03) 10, C.J. Johnson, at Eastern Illinois (10/27/01) Season: 72, Juan Hall, 1996 -Tyrone Butterfield, 1998 65, Lawrence Segree, 1993 63, Golden Tate, 1983 62, Corey Sullivan,1999 59, Barry Collins, 1984 -Tyrone Butterfield,1997 57, C. J. Johnson, 2003 55, Mike Jones, 1980 54, Charles Hunter, 1992 -Clarence Jones, 1994 -Lawrence Segree, 1994 Career: 200, Mike Jones, 1979-82 194, C. J. Johnson, 2000-03 162, Golden Tate, 1980-83 160, Lawrence Segree, 1992-95 145, Corey Sullivan, 1996-99 140, Patrick Robinson, 1989-92 131, Tyrone Butterfield, 1997-98 127, Chris Johnson, 2004-08 113, Ron Jackson, 2000-03 110, John Holland, 1970-73 Yards Gained – Receiving Game: 249, Tyrone Butterfield vs Murray State (11/14/98) 245, C. J. Johnson vs Eastern Illinois (11/02/02) 242, Golden Tate vs FAMU (09/24/83) 240, Tyrone Butterfield vs SEMO (11/22/97) 231, C. J. Johnson vs Tennessee Tech (11/02/00) 213, Corey Sullivan vs FAMU (09/26/09) 204, C. J. Johnson vs Eastern Kentucky (11/15/03)

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206, Golden Tate vs Southern (10/29/83) 202, Frank Pillow vs Central State (10/03/87) Season: 1,307, Golden Tate, 1983 1,129, Tyrone Butterfield, 1998 1,106, C. J. Johnson, 2003 1,053, Tyrone Butterfield, 1997 1,034, C. J. Johnson, 2002 1,021, Juan Hall, 1996 979, Mike Jones, 1982 934, Mike Jones, 1980 923, Corey Sullivan, 1998 910, C. J. Johnson, 2001 Career: 3,903, C. J. Johnson, 2000-03 3,571, Mike Jones, 1979-82 3,100, Golden Tate, 1980-83 2,487, Corey Sullivan, 1996-99 2,439, Patrick Robinson, 1989-92 2,182, Tyrone Butterfield, 1997-98 2,155, Chris Johnson, 2004-08 2,102, Lawrence Segree, 1992-95 1,702, Johnny Robinson, 1964-66 1,651, John Holland, 1970-73 Offensive lineman Steve Moore lifts wide receiver Mike Jones after a TSU touchdown. Jones, TSU’s all-time leader in receptions (200), holds the game (4), season (15) and career (40) records for touchdowns caught.


Individual Football Records TD Passes Caught Game: 4, Mike Jones vs. North Carolina A&T (11/15/80); 4, Mike Jones vs. Mississippi Valley State (11/13/82); 4, Golden Tate vs. North Carolina A&T (11/19/83) 3, Brandon Belvin, Eastern Illinois (11/08/08) 3, C.J. Johnson at Samford (10/25/03) Season: 15, Mike Jones, 1982 13, Mike Jones, 1980 -Golden Tate, 1983 12, Barry Collins, 1984 11, John Holland, 1973 -Tyrone Butterfield, 1998 -C. J. Johnson, 2003 9, Leon Jamison, 1954 -Noland Smith, 1966 C. J. Johnson, 2002 Career: 40, Mike Jones, 1979-82 32, C. J. Johnson, 2000-03 27, Golden Tate, 1980-83 26, Larry Dorsey, 1972-75 22, John Holland, 1970-73 20, Johnnie Robinson, 1964-66 19, Patrick Robinson, 1989-92 18, Tyrone Butterfield, 1997-98 17, Leon Jamison, 1954-57 James Thaxton, 1969-72 Corey Sullivan, 1996-99 100-Yard Receiving Games Season: 5, Golden Tate, 1983; 5, Juan Hall, 1996; 5,Tyrone Butterfield, 1997 5, Tyrone Butterfield, 1998 Career: 11, C.J. Johnson, 2000-03 10, Mike Jones, 1979-82; 10, Patrick Robinson, 1989-92 10, Tyrone Butterfield, 1997-98 200-Yard Receiving Games Season: 2, Golden Tate, 1983 Career: 3, C.J. Johnson, 2000-03

SCORING Points

Game:

30, Charlie Thomas vs. Central State (11/20/71) 24, Javarris Williams, Tenn.-Martin (11/17/07) 18, (eight times) -- Charles Anthony<2> (S.C. State-8/30/03; Tenn.Martin 9/27/03) --, Javarris Williams <2> (Murray State-11/03/07; Austin Peay 10/18/08) -- Marvin Jones , vs. Jackson State (11/22/01) -- Brandon Belvin, Eastern Illinois (11/08/08) --C.J. Johnson at Samford 10/25/03 -- KaRon Key, UT Martin 10/20/01 Season: 112, Alfred Reese, 1970 112, Alfred Reese, 1972

102, Fay Mitchell, 1956 98, Javarris Williams, 2008 98, Charles Anthony, 2004 92, Charles Anthony, 2003 90, Mike Jones, 1982 Career: 306, Alfred Reese, 1969-72 276, Charles Anthony, 2000-03 264, Javarris Williams, 2005-08 258, Mike Jones, 1979-82 232, Eric Benson, 2005-08 198, Larry Watkins, 1978-81 192, C. J. Johnson, 2000-03 Touchdowns Game: 5, Charlie Thomas vs. Central State (11/20/71) 4, Javarris Williams, Tenn.-Martin (11/17/07) Season: 17, Fay Mitchell, 1966 15, Javarris Williams, 2008 11, C.J. Johnson, 2003 Career: 45, Charles Anthony, 2001-04; 43, Mike Jones, 1979-82 42, Javarris Williams, 2005-08 32, C.J. Johnson, 2000-03 PAT Attempted - Kicking Game: 11, Roy Meneese vs. Kentucky State (11/24/66) 8, Joey Hudak vs. Jackson State (11/22/01) 7, Joey Hudak, Tenn.-Martin (10/20/01) 6, (7 times) Season: 53, Carlos Jones, 1984 48, Joey Hudak, 2001 46, Seth Goodowens, 1999 46, Eric Benson, 2008 Career: 151, Larry Watkins, 1978-81 121, Joey Hudak (105-114) 2001-04 128, Eric Benson (118-128) 2005-08 Most PAT Made â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kicking Game: 7, Joey Hudak, vs. Jackson State (11/22/01) 6, (5 times) Season: 45, Eric Benson, 2008 42, Joey Hudak, 2001 Career: 118, Eric Benson, 2005-08 105, Joey Hudak (105-114)

FIELD GOALS

Field Goals Attempted Game: 4, J.J. Flournoy at Austin Peay (10/06/90) 3, (8 times) Season: 24, Seth Goodowens (12-24) 1999 19, Eric Benson (14-19) 2008 18, Larry Watkins, 1979 Career: 52, Eric Benson, (38-52) 2005-08 49, Joey Hudak, 2001-04 39, Seth Goodowens (20-39) 1999-00 38, Larry Watkins, 1978-81

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Individual Football Records Field Goals Made Game: 4, J.J. Flournoy at Austin Peay (10/06/90) 3, Eric Benson, Austin Peay (10/18/08) 3, Joey Hudak, vs. Jackson State (11/22/01) Season: 14, Eric Benson (14-19) 2008 13, Larry Watkins, 1979 12, Seth Goodowens (12-24) 1999 Career: 38, Eric Benson (38-52) 2005-08 25, Larry Watkins, 1978-81 26, Joey Hudak, 2001-04 Highest Percentage of Field Goals Made Season (Min. 10 atts.): .909 (10 of 11), J.J. Flournoy, 1990 (Min. 15 atts.): . 722 (13 of 18), Larry Watkins, 1979 Career (Min. 15 atts.): .882 (15 of 17), J.J. Flournoy, 1989-90 (Min. 25 atts.): .658 (25 of 38), Larry Watkins, 1978-81 Longest Field Goal Made Game: 53, Seth Goodowens vs. Jackson State, 1999 45, Eric Benson at Samford, 10/29/05 45, Eric Benson at Tenn. Tech (10/11/07) 43, (3 times - Eric Benson) Longest Punt 62, Taylor Cisneros, Eastern Illinois (11/08/08) --, Taylor Cisneros, at UT Martin (10/04/08) 59, Taylor Cisneros, Eastern Illinois (10/27/07) 57, Taylor Cisneros, at Eastern Kentucky (10/20/07) 53, Joey Hudak, at Samford (10/25/03) Punts Game: 10, Joey Hudak, Eastern Kentucky (11/15/03) 9, Taylor Cisneros at Eastern Kentucky (10/20/07) 8, (3 times) Season: 80, Terence Harris, 1987 73, Joey Hudak (73-2897) 2004 59, Joey Hudak, (59-2360), 2003 58, Thomas Headen, (58-2376) 57, Michael Streiff, (57-2088), 2005 54, Greg Swinney, (54-1742), 1978 Career: 225, Joey Hudak, 2001-04 215, Clifford Green, 1993-96 144, Greg Swinney, (144-4731), 1976-79 131, Thomas Headen, (131-5152) Highest Average Per Punt Game: 45.7, Joey Hudak, at Samford (10/25/03) 44.7, Joey Hudak at Murray State (11/22/03) 44.5, Joey Hudak, Jacksonville State (10/18/03) 43.8, Taylor, Cisneros, Eastern Illinois (11/08/08) Season (Min. 30): 45.9, Colin Godfrey, 1990 Career (Min. 100): 43.0, David Hood, 1985-86 (Min. 150): 42.3, Colin Godfrey, 1989-92

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Yards on Punts Season: 3,065, Terence Harris, 1987 Career: 9,012, Colin Godfrey, 1989-92

RETURNS

Punt Returns Game: 4, (numerous-14)) Season: 40, Darrell Williams, 1994 Career: 100, Noland Smith, 1963-66 Yards on Punt Returns Game: 243, Noland Smith vs. Florida A&M (11/26/63) Season: 572, Noland Smith, 1966 311, Patrick Jenkins,(30-311) 1999 240, Chris Johnson, (20-240), 2007 Career: 1,933, Noland Smith, 1963-66 767, Carlos Wright, (67-767), 2000-03 688, Patrick Jenkins (80-688), 1999-02 Highest Average Per Punt Return Season (Min. 10): 19.0 (27 for 513), Noland Smith, 1965 Career (Min. 25) : 19.3 (100 for 1,933), Noland Smith, 1963-66 Touchdowns on Punt Returns Season: 4, Noland Smith, 1966 Career: 9, Noland Smith, 1963-66 Longest Punt Return Game: 94, Crow Carter vs. West Virginia State, 1951 77, Chris Johnson vs. Murray State, (11/03/07) 73, Carlos Wright vs. South Carolina, (08/03/03)

Kick returner and wide receiver Avion Black is the only Tiger to return a kickoff for 100 yards twice in a season. Black also carries the season and career kick return touchdown tally with four.


Individual Football Records Former defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie recorded a career record of 281 total yards in interceptions returned.

Game:

16, Joey Hudak, vs. Jackson State, (11/22/01) 13, Eric Benson, Austin Peay, (10/18/08) 11, Eric Benson, vs. Jackson State, (09/13/08) Season: 87, Eric Benson (45 PAT, 14 FG), 2008 72, Joey Hudak, (42 PAT, 10 FG), 2001 Career: 232, Eric Benson, (118 PAT, 38 FG), 2005-08 198, Larry Watkins, 1978-81 150, Joey Hudak, (105 PAT, 20 FG), 2001-04 120, Seth Goodowens, (60 PAT, 20 FG), 1999-00

DEFENSE KKickoff k ff RReturns Game:

6, Carlos Wright, at Tenn. Tech (11/10/01) 6, Maurice Young vs. Eastern Kentucky (11/19/05) Season: 38, Craig Hodge, 1987 38, Patrick Jenkins, (38-797), 2002 33, Dom. Rodgers-Cromartie, (33-806), 2007 Career: 99, Herman Hunter, 1981-84 72, Carlos Wright, (72-1501), 2000-03 65, Patrick Jenkins (65-1359), 1999-02 Most Yards on Kickoff Returns Game: 262, Herman Hunter vs. Mississippi Valley State, (11/13/82) 171, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Tenn. Martin (11/17/07) 144, JaJuan Spillman, at Alabama A&M (08/03/08) Season: 958, Avion Black, (29-958), 1999 915, Marcus Dowdell, 1991 806, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, (33-806), 2007 Career: 2,285, Herman Hunter, 1981-84 1,501, Carlos Wright, (72-1501), 2000-03 Highest Average Per Kickoff Return Season (Min. 10): 36.9, Avion Black (26 for 958), 1999 Career (Min. 30): 26.5, Tyrone Butterfield (44 for 1,164), 1997-98 24.3, Dom. Rodgers-Cromartie, (34-825), 2004-07 21.29, Julius Hull, (31-660), 1999-00 Longest Kickoff Return Game: 100, Jesse Wilburn at Southern, 1957 100, Avion Black vs. Jackson State, 1999 100, Avion Black vs. Alabama A&M, 1999 Kick Return TD: Season: 4, Avion Black, 1999 Career: 4, Avion Black, 1999 Point After Touchdowns Game: 9, Roy Meneese vs. Kentucky State, (11/24/66) 7, Joey Hudak, vs. Jackson State, (1122/01) Season: 50, Carlos Jones, 1984 45, Eric Benson, (45-46), 2008 42, Joey Hudak, (42-48), 2001 Career: 136, Carlos Jones, 1982-84 118, Eric Benson, (118-128), 2005-08 105, Joey Hudak, (105-114), 2001-04 Points Kicking

Interceptions Game: 5, Donald Pinson, vs. Southwestern Louisiana (11/12/70) Season: 14, Craig Gilliam, 1966 6, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, 2006 Career: 19, Granville Lyons, 1971-74 11, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, (11-281), 2004-07 10, Justin Williams, (10-250), 2002-05 Longest Interception Return Game: 97, Dave Coleman vs. Grambling State (11/6/79) 78, Marquez Hall, Eastern Illinois, (10/27/07) 71, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Murray State, (11/03/07) 69, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eastern Illinois, (10/27/07) Interception Return Yards Game: 98, Justin Williams, Eastern Kentucky, (11/19/05) 78, Marquez Hall, Eastern Illinois, (10/27/07) 71, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Murray State, (11/03/07) 69, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eastern Illinois, (10/27/07) Season: 165, Justin Williams, (5-165), 2005 140, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, (2-140), 2007 Career: 281, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, (11-281), 2004-07 250, Justin Williams, (10-250), 2002-05 145, Ahmed Safeullah, (4-145), 2002-03 Tackles: (since 1999, unless otherwise noted) Game: 18, Kalvin Baker, UT Martin, (11/17/07) 17, James Dumervill, at Samford (10/25/03) 17, Wesley Holmes, UT Martin, (09/17/05) Season: 197, Roderick Reed, Jr., 1987 110, Jermaine Beal, (64-68), 2002 100, Ed Sanders, (55-45), 1999 97, Brent Sterling, (47-50), 1999 Career: 406, Roderick Reed, 1985-88 196, Almonte Duncan, (116-80), 2003-06 174, Marquis Stephens, (105-69), 1999-01 168, Aaron Strong, (118-50), 2003-06 Tackles For Loss (since 1999, unless otherwise noted) Game: 5.0, Eric Joyce, vs. Florida A&M, (0922/01) 4.5, Jermaine Beal, Alabama A&M (09/01/01) Season: 21.0, Jermaine Beale, (20-2/68), 2001 20.0, Paul Thompson, (17-6/98), 2003 18.0, Jermaine Beale, (18-0/42), 2002 18.0, Lamar Carter, (18-0/77), 1999 Career: 37.5, Danny Roberson, (37-1/151), 1999-01 34, Paul Thomas, (29-10/145), 2003-04 31, Jermaine Beale, (30-2/99), 1999-01

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Individual Football Records Season: 19.0, Joe “Turkey” Jones, 1968 14.0, Richard Dent, 1982 12.0, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, 1978 12.0, Lamar Carter, (10-4/70), 1996 12.0, Paul Thomas, (8-4/72), 2003 8.0, Walter Reese, (6-2/42), 2001 8.0, Desmond Scantling, (8-0/50), 2000 Career: 40.5, Lamar Carter, 1996-99 39, Richard Dent, 1979-82 39, Claude Humphrey, 1964-67 38, Joe “Turkey” Jones, 1967-69 38, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, 1970-73 38, Cleveland Elam, 1971-74 F Fumble Return Yds Game: 73, Shaun Richardson, at Austin Peay (1-73 [TD]) - (09/15/07) 50, Rodney Fritz, at Alabama A&M (1-50 [TD]) – (08/30/08)

Lamar Carter passed Richard Dent in 1999 to become TSU’s career sack leader.

Sacks: Game:

7.0, Joe “Turkey” Jones, vs. Kentucky State (09/03/68) 4.0, Walter Reese, vs. Howard, (10/06/01) 3.5. Lamar Carter, vs. Eastern Kentucky (10/30/99) 3.0, Kellen Woodard, vs. Florida A&M, (09/27/08) Richard Dent held the career sack co-title for 17 years and currently ranks second in total sacks in season (14) and career (39).

Ed “Too Tall” Jones sits among Tennessee State University’s best in the pass rush in season (12) and career sacks (38).

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Claude Humphrey shared the TSU career sack title with Richard Dent and is labeled as one of the best defensive lineman in Tiger Football history.


Team Records

1999 Ohio Valley Conference Champion Passes Defended

Total Offense - Game

Most Yards: 410, vs. UT Martin (11/5/77)

Fewest Passes Completed: 0, vs. Morris Brown (10/3/64) Lowest Percentage Completed (Min. 10 atts.): 14.3%, (2-14), vs. Middle Tennessee State (9/3/88) Fewest Yards: 0, vs. Morris Brown (10/3/64) Most Passes Intercepted: 8, vs. Southwestern Louisiana (12/12/70)

Passing

First Downs

Most Yards Gained: 780, vs. District of Columbia (11/5/83) Most Yards Gained: Both Teams, 1,182 vs. Eastern Illinois (11/2/2002); 1,153 vs. Mississippi Valley State (11/13/82)

Rushing

Fewest First Downs: 0, vs. Morris Brown (10/3/64) Fewest Rushing First Downs: 0, vs. Morris Brown (10/3/64) Fewest Passing First Downs: 0, several times, last vs. Southern (11/12/88)

Most Yards Gained: 517, at Murray State (11/14/98) Most Passes Intercepted: 7, at Grambling State (10/11/80) Most Yards Gained, Both Teams: 911, at Murray State (11/14/80) Touchdown Passes: 8, vs. Kentucky State (11/24/66); vs. Kentucky State (10/20/84)

Scoring

Fumbles

Most Points: 98, vs. Mississippi Industrial, 1935 Most Points, Both Teams: 104, TSU vs. 63, Mississippi Valley State 41 (11/13/82) Greatest Margin of Victory: 98, vs. Mississippi Industrial, 1935 Greatest Margin of Defeat: 50, at Tennessee Tech, (11/10/2001)

Most Fumbles: 9, vs. Parsons (11/21/70) Most Fumbles Lost: 6, vs. Parsons (11/21/70)

Total Offense - Season

Most Yards Per Game: 467.2 (1998) Highest Average Per Play: 6.71 (1956) Most Yards: 5,139 (1998) Most Touchdowns: 63 (1984) Fewest Yards Per Game: 222.8 (1952) Lowest Average Per Play: 3.97 (1975) Fewest Yards: 2,067 (1957)

Rushing Offense

Most Yards: 2,698 (1956) Most Yards Per Game: 269.8 (1956) Highest Average Per Carry: 6.27 (1956) Most Touchdowns: 29 (1964) Fewest Yards: 707 (1991) Fewest Yards Per Game: 64.3 (1991) Lowest Average Per Carry: 2.2 (1991) Most Rushing Plays: 528 (1986) Fewest Rushing Plays: 288 (1964)

Passing Offense

Most Passes Attempted: 426 (1984) Most Passes Completed: 253 (1984) Most Yards: 3,765 (1984) Most Yards Per Game: 342.2 (1984) Highest Completion Percentage: 61.6% (175 of 284) 2008 Most Touchdown Passes: 42 (1984) Fewest Passes Attempted: 70 (1957) Fewest Passes Completed: 28 (1957) Fewest Yards: 505 (1962) Fewest Yards Per Game: 56.1 (1962) Lowest Completion Percentage: 29.9% (43 of 143) 1953 Most Interceptions: 25 (1972) Fewest Interceptions: 8 (1952, 1961)

Scoring

Most Points: 450 (1984) Most Points Per Game: 40.9 (1984) Most Touchdowns: 63 (1984) Most PAT Made: 53 (1984) Most Field Goals Made: 13 (1979)

Fewest Touchdowns: 13 (1962)

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First Downs (Since 1971) Most First Downs: 270 (2001) Most Rushing First Downs: 105 (1994) Most Passing First Downs: 169 (1984) Most Penalty First Downs: 31 (2001) Fewest First Downs: 111 (1975) Fewest Rushing First Downs: 40 (1971) Fewest Passing First Downs: 56 (1975) Fewest Penalty First Downs: 9 (1991)

Punting

Most Punts: 82 (1986) Fewest Punts: 20 (1964) Highest Average Per Punt: 45.1 (1990)

Punt Returns

Most Punt Returns: 43 (1986) Fewest Punt Returns: 16 (1980) Most Yards: 568 (1973) Fewest Yards: 83 (1988)

Kickoff Returns

Most Kickoff Returns: 47 (1991, 2005) Fewest Kickoff Returns: 16 (1974) Most Yards: 1,256 (1999) Fewest Yards: 305 (1974)

Fumbles

Most Fumbles: 44 (1978) Most Fumbles Lost: 25 (1978) Fewest Fumbles: 10 (1987) Fewest Fumbles Lost: 2 (1987)

Penalties (Since 1977)

Most Penalties: 162 (1981) Most Yards Penalized: 1,536 (1981) Fewest Penalties: 73 (1987) Fewest Yards Penalized: 659 (2005)

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Scoring

Rushing Defense

First Downs (Since 1971)

Passing Defense

Fumbles (Since 1977)

Total Defense Fewest Yards: 1,046 (1957) Fewest Touchdowns: 6 (1957) Most Yards: 4,245 (1995)

Fewest Yards: 302 (1954) Fewest Yards Per Game: -12.3 (1965) Lowest Average Per Play: -0.37 (1965) Fewest Touchdowns: 2 (1954) Most Yards: 2,508 (1992) Most Yards Per Game: 228.0 (1992) Highest Average Per Play: 5.2 (1992)

Fewest Yards: 333 (1957-6 games); 565 (1963-9 games) Fewest Yards Per Game: 55.5 (1957) Fewest Yards Per Attempt: 3.92 (1977) Fewest Yards Per Completion: 10.74 (1970) Lowest Completion Percentage: 27.5% (1955) Fewest Touchdowns: 1 (1956) Most Interceptions By: 28 (1984) Most Yards on Interceptions: 426 (1984) Most TDs on Interceptions: 5 (1971, 1986) Highest Completion Percentage: 49.6% (1964) Most Yards: 2,268 (1998) Most Yards Per Attempt: 7.8 (1995) Most Yards Per Completion: 21.05 (1953)

Fewest Points: 40 (1957) Fewest Points Per Game: 6.4 (1956) Most Points: 303 (2005) Most Points Per Game: 27.5 (2005)

Fewest First Downs: 132 (1978) Fewest Rushing First Downs: 60 (1984) Fewest Passing First Downs: 52 (1984) Fewest Penalty First Downs: 9 (1996) Most First Downs: 231 (1999) Most Rushing First Downs: 134 (1991) Most Passing First Downs: 98 (1999) Most Penalty First Downs: 36 (1986)

Most Fumbles Caused: 41 (1983) Most Fumbles Recovered: 22 (1977) Fewest Fumbles Caused: 19 (2005) Fewest Fumbles Recovered: 9 (2005)

The 1957 Tigers with six games played are statistically known as the best defense in TSU history giving up the fewest total yards (1, 046), touchdowns (6) and passing yards in a season (333),

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Outstanding Performances Year by Year Leaders Total Offfense Year 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999

Name Roy Kimble (HB) Fred Valentine (QB) Fred Valentine (QB) Robert Crawford (QB) Jesse Wilburn (HB) Jesse Wilburn (HB) Wilbur Suesberry (QB) Henry Arnold (HB) Henry Arnold (HB) Henry Arnold (HB) Charlie Powell (QB) Stanley Randle (RB) David Boone (QB) Eldridge Dickey (QB) Eldridge Dickey (QB) Eldridge Dickey (QB) Eldridge Dickey (QB) Bob Shannon (QB) Joe Gilliam, Jr. (QB) Joe Gilliam, Jr. (QB) Joe Gilliam, Jr. (QB) Kenneth Pettiford (QB) Kenneth Pettiford (QB) Lonnie Stewart (QB) Austin Thompson (QB) Austin Thompson (QB) Joe Adams (QB) Joe Adams (QB) Joe Adams (QB) Joe Adams (QB) Brian Ransom (QB) Kenneth Biggles (QB) Kenneth Biggles (QB) Kenneth Biggles (QB) Gilbert Renfroe (QB) Stacy Grear (QB) Stacy Grear (QB) Chauncey Hines (QB) Chauncey Hines (QB) James Wade (QB) James Wade (QB) James Wade (QB) Daryl Williams (QB) Daryl Williams (QB) Daryl Williams (QB) Todd Valentine (QB) Leon Murray (QB) Leon Murray (QB) Leon Murray (QB)

Plays 51 70 143 65 110 67 123 130 89 71 55 64 274 105 239 146 292 230 153 235 331 281 308 229 124 275 178 334 382 362 426 278 274 296 466 365 249 302 303 337 243 424 338 353 285 390 331 411 249

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Plays 300 445 187 324 306 247 278 265 365

Yds. -36 129 73 1,708 1,739 -116 172 337 503

Yds. 1,952 3,008 842 0 0 1293 1668 1486 2239

Yds. 1,916 3,137 915 1,708 1,739 1177 1840 1823 2742

Carries 71 59 96 57 101 61 59 129 89 71 64 67 83 130 107 127 106 113 64 80 143 144 111 115 129 69 83 122 95 121 159 85 109 123 115 54 109 84

Yards 462 510 827 347 688 421 215 696 477 421 250 316 398 536 443 507 420 549 340 493 802 652 549 495 596 384 529 539 437 644 619 479 536 543 437 278 465 423

Avg. 6.5 8.6 8.6 6.1 6.8 6.9 3.6 5.4 5.4 5.9 3.9 4.7 4.8 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.0 4.9 5.3 6.2 5.6 4.5 4.9 4.3 4.6 5.6 6.4 4.4 4.6 5.3 3.9 5.6 4.9 4.4 3.8 5.1 4.3 5.0

TD — 9 7 4 8 4 4 9 8 5 — 3 8 — 2 7 4 8 8 4 11 3 2 5 5 1 3 3 1 3 11 8 7 3 2 1 6 0

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Pass.

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Yds. 361 15 30 0 688 421 -8 696 477 421 123 250 199 181 61 46 68 -25 -31 -96 34 -86 -138 -162 -109 -66 -113 -230 -238 -96 -209 25 -29 -1 36 -58 -88 279 202 -99 -110 60 319 214 8 -94 -67 54 64

Yds. 145 575 1,279 410 193 45 777 0 0 0 127 0 1,226 1,133 1,837 1,812 1,654 1,284 1,220 1,530 2,116 1,748 1,762 1,377 649 1,729 1,001 2,328 2,476 2,848 3,182 2,001 1,798 2,242 2,492 1,925 1,316 1,096 1,301 2,052 2,020 2,541 1,813 1,531 1,441 2,080 2,207 3,002 1,998

Yds. 606 590 1,309 410 881 466 769 696 477 421 250 250 1,425 1,238 1,899 1,858 1,722 1,259 1,189 1,434 2,150 1,662 1,624 1,215 540 1,663 888 2,098 2,238 2,752 2,973 2,026 1,769 2,241 2,528 1,867 1,228 1,375 1,503 1,953 1,910 2,601 2,132 1,745 1,449 1,986 2,140 3,056 2,062

Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Name Kenton Evans (QB) Shannon Harris (QB) Dwayne Buchanan (QB) Charles Anthony (RB) Charles Anthony (RB) Richard Hartman (QB) Antonio Heffner (QB) Antonio Heffner (QB) Antonio Heffner (QB)

RUSHING Year 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

Name Willie Carter Roy Kimble Lee Derrick Jesse Wilburn Jesse Wilburn Jesse Wilburn Andrew Earthman Henry Arnold Henry Arnold Henry Arnold Stanley Randle Eugene Bowen Eugene Bowen Bill Tucker Eugene Bowen Wayne Reese Wayne Reese Wayne Reese Alfred Reese Fred Lane Alfred Reese Nathaniel Jackson Nathaniel Simpson Nathaniel Simpson Lawrence Barnes Ralph Carnahan Larry Kinnebrew Aaron Jones Henry Foster Morris Harris Larry Kinnebrew Mickey Avery Marlon Johnson Marlon Johnson Steve Griffin Melvin Waters Melvin Waters Tim Cross

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Outstanding Performances Year 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Name Tim Cross Chad McCollam Darron Davis Darron Davis Darron Davis Jarrick Hillery Lamarr Wallace Calvin Davenport DeJuan Marshall Amariah Robb Amariah Robb Charles Anthony Charles Anthony Charles Anthony Charles Anthony Javarris Williams Javarris Williams Javarris Williams Javarris Williams

Carries 85 93 184 142 234 163 62 151 113 117 97 132 150 322 306 202 245 195 207

Yards 364 328 839 772 1,101 644 400 793 691 701 447 812 882 1,708 1,739 872 1233 1187 1037

Avg. 4.3 3.5 4.6 5.4 4.7 4.0 6.5 5.3 6.1 6.0 4.6 5.5 5.9 4.7 5.7 4.3 5.0 6.1 5.0

TD 1 2 9 7 7 5 5 8 2 2 3 4 10 13 14 4 11 12 15

PASSING Year 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981

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Name Clarence Thomas Bush Fred Valentine Fred Valentine Robert Crawford Robert Crawford Wilbur Suesberry Wilbur Suesberry Gloria Gardner Eugene Stewart Eugene Stewart Charles Powell David Boone Eldridge Dickey Eldridge Dickey Eldridge Dickey Eldridge Dickey Bob Shannon Joe Gilliam, Jr. Joe Gilliam, Jr. Joe Gilliam, Jr. Kenneth Pettiford Kenneth Pettiford Lonnie Stewart Austin Thompson Austin Thompson Joe Adams Joe Adams Joe Adams Joe Adams Brian Ransom

Att. 94 50 132 63 101 29 92 82 85 30 11 184 160 217 210 193 230 136 206 282 236 259 189 107 226 146 278 343 333 374

Cmp. Int. Pct. Yards 47 5 50.0 608 26 6 52.0 575 59 8 43.9 1,279 26 6 41.9 410 45 9 44.6 709 13 3 44.8 282 45 9 48.9 777 36 3 43.9 570 38 6 44.7 534 15 2 50.0 247 6 3 54.5 138 83 14 45.1 1,226 79 8 49.4 1,133 121 22 55.8 1,837 106 18 50.5 1,812 109 11 56.5 1,741 97 15 42.2 1,284 60 7 44.1 1,220 88 13 42.7 1,530 143 13 50.7 2,116 117 20 49.6 1,748 146 19 56.4 1,762 102 15 54.0 1,377 51 15 47.7 649 121 17 53.5 1,729 74 12 50.7 1,001 152 16 54.7 2,328 178 17 51.9 2,476 200 21 60.1 2,848 221 18 59.1 3,182

TD 5 8 14 8 10 2 6 4 6 2 1 5 12 18 25 12 11 10 15 25 22 25 17 5 12 6 13 26 30 22

Year 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

Name Kenneth Biggles Kenneth Biggles Kenneth Biggles Gilbert Renfroe Stacy Grear Stacy Grear Chauncey Hines Chauncey Hines James Wade James Wade James Wade Daryl Williams Daryl Williams Daryl Williams Todd Valentine Leon Murray Leon Murray Leon Murray Kenton Evans Shannon Harris Riley Walker Bryson Rosser Bryson Rosser Richard Hartman Antonio Heffner Antonio Heffner Antonio Heffner

Att. 235 221 258 395 290 206 208 205 247 243 308 249 251 237 316 269 353 219 255 382 89 194 209 204 199 171 249

Cmp. Int. Pct. Yards TD 122 13 51.9 2,001 20 121 10 54.8 1,798 13 157 7 60.9 2,242 24 188 12 47.6 2,492 15 149 13 51.4 1,925 19 102 11 49.5 1,316 10 75 6 37.0 1,096 4 78 16 38.0 1,301 9 126 12 51.0 2,052 16 132 11 54.3 2,020 15 163 12 52.9 2,541 10 143 13 57.4 1,813 14 122 13 48.6 1,531 10 128 11 54.0 1,441 9 160 11 50.6 2,080 17 144 14 53.5 2,207 16 183 12 51.8 3,002 22 132 3 60.3 1,998 18 125 12 49.0 1,952 19 211 6 55.2 3,008 26 45 5 50.6 899 6 97 6 50.0 1,458 18 101 6 48.3 1,219 10 117 8 57.4 1,293 4 109 11 54.8 1,668 9 96 9 56.1 1,486 10 149 12 59.8 2,239 15

RECEPTIONS Year 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 Year 1972

Name Floyd Johnson William Reed Leon Jamison Napoleon Holmes Donald Taylor Leon Jamison Donald Taylor Aubrey Winston Charles Ferguson Edmond Francois Maurice McDonald Willie Mitchell Johnnie Robinson Johnnie Robinson Johnnie Robinson Leo Johnson Joe Cooper Joe Scales David Davis James Thaxton Name John Holland

No. 25 18 24 13 18 8 18 17 14 7 6 28 23 32 40 51 41 21 35 37 No. 26

Yards 285 284 580 177 460 188 343 222 223 115 90 478 432 630 640 716 579 366 767 641 Yards 419

Avg. 11.4 15.8 22.3 13.6 25.6 23.5 19.1 13.1 15.9 16.4 15.0 17.1 18.8 19.7 16.0 14.0 14.1 17.4 21.9 17.3 Avg. 16.1

TD 1 5 9 2 2 2 1 2 4 1 0 1 4 8 6 3 5 1 8 7 TD 5


Outstanding Performances 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

Ollie Smith John Holland James Matthews Loaird McCreary Jerrold McRae Jerrold McRae John Smith Mike Jones Mike Jones Mike Jones Mike Jones Golden Tate Barry Collins Quinton Johnson Steve Holloway Frank Pillow Alvin Griffin Anthony Owens Patrick Robinson Patrick Robinson Charles Hunter Lawrence Segree Clarence Jones Lawrence Segree Jerome Hurd, II Juan Hall Tyrone Butterfield Tyrone Butterfield Corey Sullivan C.J. Johnson C.J. Johnson C.J. Johnson C.J. Johnson Charles Anthony Gerald Morrow Mike Mason Chris Johnson Chris Johnson Brandon Belvin

26 53 31 27 30 29 45 46 55 49 47 63 59 22 32 37 17 22 39 49 54 65 54 54 53 72 59 72 62 42 50 45 57 39 40 31 41 44 44

446 739 490 400 432 485 770 786 934 872 979 1,307 908 329 400 597 251 457 714 782 855 870 752 707 644 1,021 1,053 1,129 853 853 910 1,034 1,106 318 482 322 740 779 684

17.2 13.9 15.8 14.8 14.4 16.7 17.1 17.0 17.0 17.8 20.8 20.7 15.4 15.0 12.5 16.1 14.8 20.8 18.3 16.0 15.8 13.4 13.9 13.1 12.2 14.2 17.8 15.7 13.8 20.3 18.2 23.0 19.4 8.2 12.1 10.4 18.0 17.7 15.5

4 11 4 4 4 7 4 8 13 6 15 13 12 4 4 4 0 6 8 6 3 5 7 7 6 5 7 11 6 7 5 9 11 4 1 0 4 3 8

No. 25 18 26 9 18 8 18 17

Yards 285 284 580 203 460 188 343 222

Avg. 11.4 15.8 22.3 22.6 25.6 23.5 19.1 13.1

TD 1 5 9 2 2 2 1 2

RECEIVING YARDS Year 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959

Name Floyd Johnson William Reed Leon Jamison Donald Taylor Donald Taylor Leon Jamison Donald Taylor Aubrey Winston

Year 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Name Charles Ferguson Edmond Francois Maurice McDonald Willie Mitchell Johnnie Robinson Johnnie Robinson John Robinson Leo Johnson Joe Cooper Joe Scales David Davis James Thaxton Ollie Smith John Holland James Matthews Loaird McCreary Rodney Parker Jerrold McRae John Smith Mike Jones Mike Jones Mike Jones Mike Jones Golden Tate Barry Collins Quinton Johnson Bart Evans Frank Pillow Alvin Griffin Anthony Owens Patrick Robinson Patrick Robinson Charles Hunter Lawrence Segree Clarence Jones Jerome Hurd, II Juan Hall Tyrone Butterfield Tyrone Butterfield Avion Black C.J. Johnson C.J. Johnson C.J. Johnson CJ. Johnson Fred Burnette Fred Burnette Chris Johnson Chris Johnson Chris Johnson

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No. 14 7 6 28 23 32 40 51 40 21 35 37 26 53 31 27 25 29 45 46 55 49 47 63 59 22 30 37 17 22 39 49 54 65 54 53 72 59 72 47 42 50 45 57 37 39 20 41 44

Yards 223 115 90 478 432 630 640 716 569 366 767 641 446 739 490 400 552 485 770 786 934 872 979 1,307 908 329 406 597 251 457 714 782 855 870 752 644 1,021 1,053 1,129 894 853 910 1,034 1,106 624 503 410 740 779

Avg. 15.9 16.4 15.0 17.1 18.8 19.7 16.0 14.0 14.2 17.4 21.9 17.3 17.2 13.9 15.8 14.8 22.1 16.7 17.1 17.0 17.0 17.8 20.8 20.7 15.4 15.0 13.5 16.1 14.8 20.8 18.3 16.0 15.8 13.4 13.9 12.2 14.2 17.8 15.7 19.0 20.3 18.2 23.0 19.4 16.9 12.9 20.5 18.0 17.7

TD 4 1 0 1 4 8 6 3 5 1 8 7 4 11 4 4 5 7 4 8 13 6 15 13 12 4 2 4 0 6 8 6 3 5 7 6 5 7 11 8 7 5 9 11 6 3 4 4 3

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Outstanding Performances SCORING Year Name TD 1952 Roy Kimble 5 Matthew Maiden 5 1953 Roy Kimble 9 1954 Leon Jamison 9 1955 Fay Mitchell 7 1956 Fay Mitchell 17 1957 Wilbur Suesberry 4 1958 Wilbur Suesberry 4 1959 Henry Arnold 9 1960 Henry Arnold 8 1961 Henry Arnold 5 1962 John Kenney 2 1963 Charlie Powell 5 1964 Eugene Bowens 8 1965 Johnnie Robinson 8 1966 Nolan Smith 12 1967 Wayne Reese 10 1968 Albert Davis 6 1969 Jacob Mayes 13 1970 Alfred Reese 9 1971 Alfred Reese 7 1972 Alfred Reese 11 1973 Larry Dorsey 13 1974 James Matthews 4 1975 Nathaniel Simpson 5 1976 Nathaniel Simpson 6 1977 Jerrold McRae 7 1978 Larry Watkins 1979 Larry Watkins 1980 Mike Jones 13 1981 Jackie Coffee 9 1982 Mike Jones 15 1983 Herman Hunter 13 Golden Tate 13 1984 Barry Collins 12 1985 David Hood 1986 Quinton Crawford 6 1987 AndrĂŠ Sherrill 1988 Melvin Waters 6 1989 Anthony Owens 6 1990 J.J. Flournoy 1991 Patrick Robinson 6 1992 Darron Davis 9 1993 Darron Davis 7 1994 Darron Davis 8 1995 Jerome Hurd 6 1996 Lamarr Wallace 7 1997 Calvin Davenport 9 1998 Tyrone Butterfield 11 1999 Donell Brantley 13 2000 Julius Hull 8

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PAT

CV

7/15 6/7

2 2 1

40/48 17/24 34/38 31/34

21/28 34/40

1 20/1 22/24 30/32 1

FG

POINTS 30 30 54 54 42 102 31 30 54 48 30 16 30 52 50 72 60 36 78 6/9 112 0/1 59 4/7 112 78 7/9 76 30 36 42 8/10 45 13/18 73 78 54 90 78 78 74 8/44 34 6/8 40 36 42 10/11 60 36 56 42 48 36 42 54 66 78 48

Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

Name Joey Hudak Charles Anthony Charles Anthony Charles Anthony Eric Benson Javarris Williams Javarris Williams Javarris Williams

TD

PAT 42/48

11 15 16

CV 2/2 1/2 0-1

12-13 12 12 16

FG POINTS 10/15 72 70 92 96 6-8 30 72 72 96

Total Offense Plays Yards 445 3,137 411 3,056 426 2,973 362 2,752 365 2,742 424 2,601 466 2,528 296 2,241 382 2,238 331 2,150 331 2,140

Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Name, Year Shannon Harris, 2001 Leon Murray, 1998 Brian Ransom, 1981 Joe Adams, 1980 Antonio Heffner James Wade, 1992 Gilbert Renfroe, 1985 Kenneth Biggles, 1984 Joe Adams, 1979 Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1971 Leon Murray, 1997

Rank 1 2. 3. 4. 5 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Rushing Yardage Name, Year Carries Charles Anthony, 2004 306 Charles Anthony, 2003 322 Javarris Williams, 2007 195 Javarris Williams, 2008 207 Darron Davis, 1994 234 Charles Anthony, 2002 150 Javarris Williams 202 Darron Davis, 1992 184 Lee Derrick, 1954 96 Alfred Reese, 1972 143 Calvin Davenport, 1997 151 Darron Davis, 1993 142 Charles Anthony, 2001 132

Yards 1,739 1,708 1,187 1,037 1,101 882 872 839 827 802 793 772 728

Touchdown Catches Rank 1. 2. 4. 5. 8. 10. 11.

Name, Year Mike Jones, 1982 Mike Jones, 1980 Golden Tate, 1983 Barry Collins, 1984 John Holland, 1973 Tyrone Butterfield, 1998 C.J. Johnson, 2003 Leon Jamison, 1954 Noland Smith, 1966 C.J. Johnson, 2002 Johnnie Robinson, 1965

Touchdowns 15 13 13 12 11 11 11 9 9 9 8


Outstanding Performances Touchdown Passes Rank

Name, Year David Davis, 1970 Mike Jones, 1979 Patrick Robinson, 1990 Avion Black, 1999 Brandon Belvin, 2008

Touchdowns 8 8 8 8 8 Scoring

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

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Name, Year Alfred Reese, 1970 Alfred Reese, 1972 Fay Mitchell, 1956 Charles Anthony, 2004 Javarris Williams, 2008 Charles Anthony, 2003 Mike Jones, 1982 Eric Benson, 2008 Jacob Mayes, 1969 Larry Dorsey, 1973 Mike Jones, 1980 Herman Hunter, 1983 Golden Tate, 1983 Donell Brantley, 1999 James Matthews, 1974

TD 9 11 17 16 16 15 15 13 13 13 13 13 13 4

PAT CV 40/48 34/38

FG PTS 6/9 112 4/7 112 102 1/1 98 96 1/2 92 90 45-46 14-19 87 78 78 78 78 78 78 31/34 7/9 76

Rank 1. 2. 4. 7. 8.

Receptions Rank 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

Passes Completed Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Name, Year Brian Ransom, 1981 Shannon Harris, 2001 Joe Adams, 1980 Gilbert Renfroe, 1985 Joe Adams, 1979 James Wade, 1992 Todd Valentine, 1996 Kenneth Biggles, 1984 Joe Adams, 1978

Att. 374 382 333 395 343 308 316 258 278

Passing Yardage Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

Name, Year Brian Ransom, 1981 Shannon Harris, 2001 Leon Murray, 1998 Joe Adams, 1980 James Wade, 1992 Gilbert Renfroe, 1985 Joe Adams, 1979 Joe Adams, 1978 Kenneth Biggles, 1984 Antonio Heffner, 2008 Leon Murray, 1997

Yards 3,182 3,008 3,002 2,848 2,541 2,492 2,476 2,328 2,242 2,239 2,207

Cmp. 221 211 200 188 178 163 160 157 152

Name, Year Touchdowns Joe Adams, 1980 30 Joe Adams, 1979 26 Shannon Harris, 2001 26 Eldridge Dickey, 1966 25 Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1971 25 Kenneth Pettiford, 1973 25 Kenneth Biggles, 1984 24 Kenneth Pettiford, 1972 22 Brian Ransom, 1981 22 Leon Murray, 1998 22

Name, Year Catches Juan Hall, 1996 72 Tyrone Butterfield, 1998 72 Lawrence Segree, 1993 65 Golden Tate, 1983 63 Corey Sullivan, 1999 62 Barry Collins, 1984 59 Tyrone Butterfield, 1997 59 Mike Jones, 1980 55 Charles Hunter, 1992 54 Clarence Jones, 1994 54 Lawrence Segree, 1994 54 Receiving Yardage

Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Name, Year Golden Tate, 1983 Tyrone Butterfield, 1998 Tyrone Butterfield, 1997 C.J. Johnson, 2002 Juan Hall, 1996 Mike Jones, 1982 Mike Jones, 1980 Corey Sullivan, 1998 C.J. Johnson, 2001 Barry Collins, 1984 Avion Black, 1999 Mike Jones, 1981

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Outstanding Performances 200 -Yard Rushing Games 285 - Charles Anthony vs. Samford 248 - Charles Anthony vs. Southeast Missouri 233 - Darron Davis at Austin Peay State 230 - Lee Derrick vs. Bluefield State 229 - Javarris Williams vs. Florida A&M 213 - Amariah Robb vs. Tennessee Tech 203 - Charles Middlebrooks vs. UT-Martin 202 - Charles Anthony vs. Alabama A&M

10/23/04 11/6/04 10/16/93 11/25/54 9/30/06 11/06/99 11/05/77 9/4/04

Charles Anthony and five other Tigers have rushed for 200-plus yards. Anthony carries the most 200-yard games with three in his career.

100-Yard Rushing Games 195 Javarris Williams 195 Javarris Williams 194 Charles Anthony 194 Tim Cross 192 Charles Anthony 190 Javarris Williams 187 Charles Anthony 175 Darron Davis 171 DeJuan Marshall 171 Charles Anthony

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vs. Tennessee Tech vs. Austin Peay at Murray State vs. Austin Peay vs. Eastern Illinois vs Tennessee Tech vs. Eastern Kentucky at Morehead State at Eastern Illinois vs. Jackson State

10/14/06 10/18/08 11/22/03 11/04/89 11/02/02 10/15/05 11/22/03 9/17/94 10/31/98 9/18/04

169 Charles Anthony 168 Larry Kinnebrew 164 Alfred Reese 163-Javarris Williams 163 Jarrick Hillery 162 Jackie Coffee 162 Javarris Williams 161 Charles Anthony 161 Henry Arnold 160 DeJuan Marshall 158 15 Charles Anthony 158 15 Nate Simpson 157 15 Charles Anthony 157 15 Melvin Waters 156 15 Charles Anthony 156 15 Jackie Coffee 155 15 Charles Anthony 155 15 Charles Anthony 154 15 Charles Anthony 154 15 Charles Anthony 152 15 Steve Griffin 151 15 Gene Bowens 150 15 Charles Anthony 150 15 Darron Davis 147 14 Mickey Avery 146 14 Herman Hunter 146 14 Charles Anthony 144 14 Jesse Wilburn 139 13 Tyrone Cook 136 13 Alfred Reese 136 13 Lawrence Barnes 135 13 Morris Harris 134 13 Vincent Thomas 134 13 Darron Davis 134 13 Darron Davis 134 13 Javarris Williams 133 13 Fred Lane 133 13 Darron Davis 133 13 Charles Anthony 132 13 Jarrick Hillery 131 13 Charles Anthony 131 Wayne Reese 131 Morris Harris 130 Gene Bowens 127 Darron Davis 126 Jake Mayes v 126 Javarris Williams 125-Javarris Williams 125-Javarris Williams 123 Aaron Jones 123 Javarris Williams 122 Ralph Carnahan

at UT-Martin vs. UT-Chattanooga vs. Norfolk State at UT -Martin vs. Morehead State at North Carolina A&T vs. Samford at UT-Martin at Central State vs. UT-Martin at Eastern Kentucky vs. Central State at Southeast Missouri at Morehead State at Alabama A&M at Southern vs. Florida A&M vs. Florida A&M at Samford vs. Mississippi Valley at Jackson State at North Carolina A&T at Tennessee Tech vs. UT-Martin at North Carolina A&T vs. Mississippi Valley State vs. UT-Martin vs. Paul Quinn vs. Texas Southern s. Florida A&M at UT-Martin at Southern Illinois vs. Grambling State at Morehead State vs. Jackson State vs. Jacksonville State vs. Drake vs. Southeast Missouri vs. Florida A&M vs. Jackson State at Jacksonville State at Southern at Nicholls State at North Carolina A&T at Eastern Kentucky s. Bishop vs. Southeast Missouri at Southeast Missouri vs. Tennessee Tech vs. Florida A&M vs. Murray State vs. UT-Martin

9/27/03 10/16/82 9/09/72 10/04/08 10/07/95 11/21/81 10/28/06 9/9/04 10/22/60 10/24/98 11/13/04 11/01/75 11/08/03 10/22/88 9/06/03 10/31/81 9/20/03 9/25/04 10/25/03 10/13/01 10/20/84 9/24/66 10/11/03 10/17/92 11/19/83 11/13/82 10/26/02 10/15/55 9/30/72 10/23/71 11/06/76 9/19/81 10/08/77 10/10/92 9/10/94 10/22/05 12/09/72 11/21/92 9/22/01 9/09/95 10/16/04 11/01/69 10/25/80 9/26/64 10/08/94 11/22/69 11/12/05 10/25/08 11/01/08 10/20/79 9/09/06 11/05/77


Outstanding Performances 100-Yard Rushing Games - Cont. 122 Calvin Davenport vs. South Carolina State 121 Wayne Reese vs. Bishop 121 Javarris Williams vs. Alabama A&M 120 Paul McNeal vs. Lincoln 120 Darron Davis vs. UT-Martin 120 Calvin Davenport vs. Jackson State 119 Darron Davis vs. Tennessee Tech 118 Nate Jackson vs. Alabama State 118 Craig Lewis at Austin Peay 117-Javarris Williams vs. Eastern Kentucky 117 Charles Anthony vs. South Carolina State 117 Jesse Wilburn vs. Central State 115 Steve Griffin at Louisville 115 Tom McClain at North Carolina A&T 115 Darron Davis vs. South Carolina State 114 Charlie Thomas vs. Central State 113 Carlos Wright vs. Jackson State 113 Charles Anthony vs. Jackson State 113 Donell Brantley vs. Alabama A&M 112 Clarence Love vs. Texas Southern 112 Darron Davis at Tennessee Tech

9/27/97 11/22/69 9/02/06 11/12/60 10/22/94 9/12/98 11/6/93 11/17/73 11/05/88 9/20/08 8/30/03 10/26/57 11/10/84 9/27/58 9/24/94 11/20/71 9/13/03 9/14/02 10/03/98 10/03/70 11/05/94

Quarterback Leon Murray holds the record for most passing yards in a game with 491, eclipsing his personal best of 435. He becomes one-of-eight Tigers to pass for over 400 yards in a game.

111 DeJuan Marshall 111 Javarris Williams 110 Charles Anthony 110 Melvin Waters 110 Darron Davis 109 Wayne Reese 108 Lawrence Barnes 108 Larry Kinnebrew 106 Lee Derrick 105 Sugar Sanders 105 Bill Tucker 105 Alfred Reese 105 Alfred Reese 104 Herman Hunter 104 Charles Anthony 103 Charles Anthony 103 Morris Harris 102 Herman Hunter 102 Lamarr Wallace 101 Al Davis 101 Lawrence Barnes 101 Jarrick Hillery 100 Darron Davis 100 10 Charles Anthony

at Eastern Kentucky vs. Jackson State vs. Jackson State` vs. Morgan State vs. Austin Peay at Southern at Grambling State at Central State vs. North Carolina Central vs. Prairie View A&M vs. Central State vs. Southern vs. Drake vs. Grambling State vs. Murray Sate vs. Grambling vs. North Carolina Central vs. Southern vs. Morehead State vs. Albany State at Southern vs. Lane vs. Murray State vs. Murray State

10/10/98 9/16/06 9/13/03 10/24/87 10/24/92 10/28/67 10/09/76 9/18/72 10/30/54 9/07/02 11/25/65 10/28/72 12/09/72 10/08/83 11/20/04 9/21/02 11/04/78 10/30/82 10/07/95 9/26/70 10/27/73 10/05/96 11/13/93 11/03/01

400-Yard Passing Games 40 491 49 Leon Murray 484 48 Gilbert Renfroe 467 46 James Wade 445 44 Leon Murray 435 43 Riley Walker 413 41 Chris Perkins 412 41 Joe Adams 407 40 Kenneth Biggles 400 40 Brian Ransom

at Murray State vs. District of Columbia at Southeast Missouri at Middle Tennessee State vs. Eastern Illinois at Southeast Missouri vs. Alabama State at Alabama A&M at UT-Chattanooga

11/14/98 11/05/83 10/19/91 9/05/98 11/02/02 11/20/99 10/18/80 9/17/83 11/14/81

300-Yard Passing Games 30 399 39 James Wade 38 Joe Adams 389 38 Joe Gilliam 384 38 Riley Walker 381 38 Shannon Harris 382 36 James Wade 369 36 Riley Walker 365 36 Leon Murray 363 36 Brian Ransom 362 36 Shannon Harris 360 35 Leon Murray 357 35 Gilbert Renfroe 353 35 Gilbert Renfroe 350 34 Joe Adams 349 34 Shannon Harris 344 343 Eldridge Dickey

vs. Jackson State 9/12/92 vs. UT-Chattanooga 11/18/78 vs. Grambling State 10/09/71 at Jacksonville State 10/16/04 at Eastern Illinois 10/27/01 at Austin Peay 10/06/90 vs. South Carolina State 8/30/03 vs. Middle Tennessee St 9/06/97 at Louisville 10/17/81 vs. Jackson State 11/22/01 vs. North Carolina A&T 10/04/97 at Jackson State 9/04/85 vs. Mississippi Valley State 10/05/85 vs. Kentucky State 11/22/80 vs. Southeast Missouri 9/29/01 at Grambling State 10/08/66

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Outstanding Performances 300-Yard Passing Games - Cont. 342 Joe Adams vs. Florida A&M 10/22/77 341 James Wade at Austin Peay 10/26/91 341 James Wade at Southern 11/16/92 339 Joe Adams vs. Central State 11/08/80 339 Leon Murray at Southeast Missouri 11/22/97 338 Joe Adams vs. Southern 11/01/80 338 Brian Ransom vs. Nicholls State 10/24/81 333 Kenneth Biggles vs. Mississippi Valley State 11/13/82 332 James Wade at Eastern Kentucky 10/31/92 328 Gilbert Renfroe at Southern 10/29/83 327 Daryl Williams at Southeast Missouri 11/20/93 325 Joe Adams at Nevada-Las Vegas 11/09/79 325 James Wade vs. Austin Peay 10/24/92 325 Shannon Harris vs. UT-Martin 10/20/01 324 Shannon Harris vs. Murray State 11/03/01 317 Kenneth Biggles at Florida A&M 9/24/83 316 Eldridge Dickey vs. Muskingum 12/10/66 315 Antonio Heffner vs. Southern 9/06/08 315 Joe Adams vs. Southern Illinois 9/15/79 314 Antonio Heffner vs. Eastern Kentucky 9/20/08 313 Leon Murray vs. Florida A&M 9/26/98 311 Daryl Williams vs. Tennessee Tech 11/06/93 309 Shannon Harris at Eastern Kentucky 11/17/01 306 Eldridge Dickey at Florida A&M 10/22/66 304 Eldridge Dickey vs. Southern 10/31/64 304 Brian Ransom vs. Central State 11/07/81 303 James Wade at Southeast Missouri 11/21/92 302 Eldridge Dickey vs. Florida A&M 10/21/67 302 Eldridge Dickey vs. Kentucky State 11/24/66 301 Todd Valentine vs. Florida A&M 8/31/96 200-Yard Passing Games 298 Eldridge Dickey 297 Joe Gilliam 295 Kenneth Biggles 292 Antonio Heffner 291 Joe Adams 291 Kenneth Biggles 291 Shannon Harris 290 Dwayne Buchanan 289 Gilbert Renfroe 287 Joe Adams 286 Bryson Rosser 286 Richard Hartman 284 Joe Gilliam 283 Gilbert Renfroe 282 Bryson Rosser 281 Joe Adams 281 Leon Murray 280 Joe Gilliam 280 Stacy Grear 280 Shannon Harris 279 Robey Williams

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at Grambling State 10/12/68 vs. Parsons 11/21/70 vs. Bethune-Cookman 11/03/84 at Alabama A&M 8/30/08 at Nicholls State 10/25/80 vs. Southern 10/27/84 vs. Alabama A&M 9/01/01 at Southeast Missouri 10/05/02 vs. North Carolina A&T 8/31/85 at North Carolina A&T 11/03/79 vs. Eastern Kentucky 11/15/03 vs. Southeast Missouri 11/12/05 vs. Wisconsin State-Superior 11/13/71 at Western Kentucky 9/07/85 vs. Tennessee Tech 10/11/03 vs. Long Beach State 10/04/80 at Eastern Kentucky 10/10/98 vs. Southwestern Louisiana 12/12/70 at Jackson State 9/14/86 vs. Howard 10/06/01 vs. Murray State 11/11/95

277 Riley Walker 277 Kenneth Biggles 275 Austin Thompson 275 Todd Valentine 273 Gilbert Renfroe 271 Bryson Rosser 270 Leon Murray 269 Austin Thompson 268 Jimmy Bethea 268 Daryl Williams 267 Brian Ransom 266 Joe Gilliam 266 James Wade 266 Daryl Williams 265 Daryl Williams 265 Todd Valentine 264 Brian Ransom 264 Stacy Grear 260 Joe Gilliam 260 James Wade 260 Daryl Williams 260 Antonio Heffner 259 Eldridge Dickey 258 James Wade 253 Austin Thompson 252 Brian Ransom 252 Stacy Grear 249 Tyrone Butterfield 245 C.J. Johnson 242 Golden Tate 240 Tyrone Butterfield 231 C.J. Johnson 213 Corey Sullivan 204 C.J. Johnson 206 Golden Tate 202 Frank Pillow

vs. UT-Martin vs. Bethune-Cookman vs. Southern at Tennessee Tech at Tennessee Tech at Samford at Appalachian State at Alabama A&M at Grambling State vs. South Carolina State vs. North Carolina A&T at Grambling State vs. Florida A&M vs. Murray State vs. Middle Tennessee State vs. Tennessee Tech vs. Alabama State at Southern vs. McNeese State at Grambling State vs. Eastern Kentucky at Jacksonville State at Southern vs. UT-Martin at Central State vs. Texas Southern vs. Middle Tennessee State at Murray State vs. Eastern Illinois at Florida A&M at Southeast Missouri State at Tennessee Tech vs. Florida A&M vs. Eastern Kentucky at Southern vs. Central State

9/27/03 10/23/82 10/30/76 11/09/96 10/13/84 10/25/03 11/28/98 9/20/75 9/19/92 9/30/95 11/20/82 10/10/70 9/22/90 11/13/93 10/03/93 11/08/97 10/03/81 10/31/87 12/11/71 9/15/90 10/28/95 10/21/06 10/30/65 10/17/92 10/02/76 9/26/81 9/05/87 11/14/98 11/02/02 9/24/83 11/22/97 11/02/00 9/26/98 11/15/03 10/29/83 10/03/87

100 -Yard Receiving Games 193 John Robinson vs. Muskingum 12/10/66 193 Marcus Dowdell at Austin Peay 10/06/90 188 Mike Jones at Louisville 10/17/81 188 Quinton Crawford vs. Mississippi Valley State 10/05/85 186 Charles Hunter vs. Southeast Missouri 11/21/92 185 Fred Burnette at Jacksonville State 10/16/04 183 McDonald Oden vs. UT-Chattanooga 11/18/78 182 Patrick Robinson vs. Jackson State 9/19/72 175 C.J. Johnson at Tennessee Tech 10/11/03 172 Dave Davis vs. Parsons 11/21/70 172 Tyrone Butterfield at UT-Martin 10/25/97 171 Tyrone Butterfield at Middle Tennessee State 9/05/98 163 Corey Sullivan at UT-Martin 10/25/97 163 Corey Sullivan vs. Eastern Kentucky 10/30/99 162 C.J. Johnson vs. Murray State 11/11/00 160 Ollie Smith vs. McNeese State 12/11/71


Outstanding Performances 100 -Yard Receiving Games - Cont. 159 C.J. Johnson at Samford 158 Mike Jones at Nevada-Las Vegas 158 Chris Johnson vs. Southern 156 Jerrold McRae at Central State 156 Golden Tate at Alabama A&M 156 Juan Hall vs. Lane 156 Chris Johnson at Jacksonville State 155 Golden Tate at North Carolina A&T 154 Mike Jones at UT-Chattanooga 152 Herman Hunter vs. Southern 151 Patrick Robinson at Grambling State 149 Patrick Robinson at Austin Peay 149 Lawrence Segree vs. Southeast Missouri 147 Mike Jones vs. Central State 147 C.J. Johnson at Eastern Illinois 146 Albert Thomas vs. Tennessee Tech 144 Patrick Robinson vs. Tennessee Tech 140 Tyrone Butterfield at Florida A&M 139 Mike Jones vs. California Poly-Pomona 138 John Holland vs. Central State 137 Rodney Parker vs. Middle Tennessee State 137 John Frierson at Morehead State 135 Clarence Jones at Tennessee Tech 135 Tyrone Butterfield vs. UT-Martin 134 John Frierson at Southern 134 Lawrence Segree at Murray State 134 Juan Hall vs. Middle Tennessee State 133 Mike Jones vs. Alabama State 132 C.J. Johnson vs. Florida A&M 131 Mike Jones vs. North Carolina A&T 130 Clarence Jones vs. Eastern Kentucky 129 Quentin Johnson at Grambling State 129 Patrick Robinson vs. Murray State 129 Avion Black at Appalachian State 128 Mike Jones at Nicholls State 127 Chris Johnson at Alabama A&M 127 Tyrone Butterfield vs. North Carolina A&T 125 Marcus Dowdell vs. Central State 125 Patrick Robinson at Southern 124 Marcus Dowdell at Southeast Missouri 123 Patrick Robinson vs. Florida A&M 123 Juan Hall vs. Southeast Missouri 122 Lawrence Segree vs South Carolina State 120 Brandon Belvin vs. Eastern Kentucky 120 Tyrone Watson at Jackson State 119 C.J. Johnson vs. South Carolina State 119 Barry Collins vs. North Carolina A&T 119 Kevin Jackson vs. Tennessee Tech 119 Tyrone Butterfield vs. Alabama A&M 118 John Frierson vs. Jackson State 117 Mike Jones vs. Southern Illinois 117 Juan Hall at Eastern Kentucky 116 Carlos Wright at Southeast Missouri

10/25/03 11/09/79 9/06/08 10/02/76 9/17/83 10/05/96 10/21/06 11/19/83 11/14/81 10/27/84 9/15/90 10/26/91 11/19/94 11/07/81 10/27/01 10/29/88 11/09/91 8/30/97 11/22/79 11/10/73 9/04/76 10/10/92 11/05/94 10/24/98 11/16/91 11/12/94 9/07/96 10/18/80 9/27/02 11/20/82 10/09/93 10/06/84 11/13/93 11/28/98 10/25/80 8/30/08 10/04/97 9/29/90 11/16/91 10/19/91 9/26/92 11/23/96 9/30/95 9/20/08 9/09/89 8/30/03 11/17/84 11/08/97 10/03/98 9/12/92 9/15/79 11/02/96 10/05/02

116 Terence Harris 116 Tyrone Butterfield 115 Rodney Parker 115 Lee Haynes 115 Barry Collins 115 Bart Evans 115 Charles Hunter 115 Gerald Morrow 115 Lawrence Segree 114 Lee Haynes 114 Golden Tate 114 John Frierson 114 Juan Hall 113 Kenneth Gardner 113 Mike Jones 113 Patrick Robinson 113 Lawrence Segree 113 Clarence Jones 112 Chris Johnson 112 Charles Wade 112 Barry Collins 112 Golden Tate 112 Calvin Davenport 111 Marcus Dowdell 111 Jerome Hurd, II 110 Lee Haynes 110 Lawrence Segree 110 Juan Hall 108 Jerrold McRae 108 Sylvester Lawson 108 Lee Haynes 108 Leon Floyd 108 Fred Burnette 106 McDonald Oden 106 Lawrence Segree 106 Tyrone Butterfield 106 Corey Sullivan 105 Brandon Belvin 105 Golden Tate 105 Clarence Jones 105 Jerome Hurd, II 105 Brandon Belvin 104 JaJuan Spillman 104 C.J. Johnson 104 John Holland 104 Alvin Griffin 104 Patrick Robinson 103 Maceo Coleman 103 Patrick Robinson 103 Juan Hall 103 Corey Sullivan 102 Jerrold McRae 102 Clarence Jones 102 Arcentae Broome

vs. Central State 10/03/87 vs. South Carolina State 9/27/97 at Grambling State 10/09/76 at Nicholls State 10/25/80 at North Carolina A&T 11/20/82 at Jackson State 9/14/86 at Grambling State 9/19/92 vs. Southeast Missouri 11/12/05 vs. Grambling State 9/18/93 at Central State 11/08/80 at Jackson State 9/10/83 at Grambling State 9/19/92 vs. Middle Tennessee State 9/06/97 at Southern 10/31/81 vs. Jackson State 9/11/82 at Southeast Missouri 10/19/91 at Eastern Kentucky 10/31/92 at Morehead State 9/17/94 vs. Eastern Kentucky 9/20/08 at Prairie View 10/16/71 at Hampton 9/01/84 vs. Bethune-Cookman 10/23/82 vs. Murray State 11/11/95 vs. Florida A&M 9/22/90 at UT-Martin 10/14/95 at North Carolina A&T 11/03/79 vs. Jackson State 9/11/93 vs. UT-Martin 10/19/96 vs. Texas Southern 9/24/77 vs. Florida A&M 10/22/77 vs. Grambling State 10/06/79 vs. Grambling State 10/08/83 vs. Samford 10/23/04 vs. Cameron State 11/11/78 vs. Middle Tennessee State 10/03/93 at Eastern Kentucky 10/10/98 at Tennessee Tech 11/07/98 vs. Florida A&M 9/27/08 at Southern Illinois 9/19/81 at Southeast Missouri 11/20/93 vs. South Carolina State 9/24/94 vs Florida A&M 9/02//08 at Jacksonville State 11/15/08 vs. Tennessee Tech 11/02/02 vs. Wisconsin State-Superior 11/13/71 vs. Jackson State 9/10/88 vs. Middle Tennessee State 9/05/92 at Texas Southern 10/04/69 vs. Tennessee Tech 11/03/90 vs. North Carolina A&T 10/04/97 vs. Alabama A&M 10/03/98 vs. Florida A&M 10/22/77 at Murray State 11/12/94 at Murray State 11/14/98

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TSU Team Season Leaders Points Scored 1. 450 in 1984 2. 430 in 1998 3. 426 in 1999 4. 416 in 1999 5. 402 in 1972 6. 394 in 1956 7. 393 in 1983 8. 389 in 2001 9. 377 in 1971 9. 375 in 2008 10. 370 in 1970 11. 360 in 1982 Touchdowns Scored 1. 63 in 1984 2. 61 in 1998 3. 59 in 1956 4. 58 in 1999 5. 56 in 1972 6. 54 in 1971 7. 53 in 1983 8. 52 in 2001 9. 51 in 1970 51 in 1982 11. 50 in 1999 Rushing Touchdowns 1. 29 in 1964 2. 28 in 1969 28 in 1972 4. 27 in 1965 5. 26 in 1970 26 in 2007 26 in 2008 8. 25 in 1983 9. 24 in 1959 24 in 1971 24 in 1998 12. 23 in 1981 Passing Touchdowns 1. 42 in 1984 2. 31 in 1999 3. 30 in 1980 30 in 2001 5. 29 in 1982 6. 28 in 1973 Passing Touchdowns Cont. 124

28 in 1983 8. 27 in 1998 9. 25 in 1971 10. 23 in 1972 23 in 1981 Field Goals Made 1. 14 in 2008 2. 13 in 1979 3.. 12 in 1999 4. 11 in 2002 5. 10 in 1990 10 in 1985 10 in 2001 10 in 2006 9. 8 in 1978 8 in 2007 11. 7 in 1974 7 in 1997 Field Goals Attempted 1. 24 in 1999 2. 20 in 1985 3. 19 in 2008 4. 18 in 1979 5. 17 in 1997 6. 16 in 2002 7. 15 in 2001 8. 14 in 2006 9. 13 in 1973 13 in 2003 11. 12 in 1990 12 in 1998 13. 11 in 1988 11 in 1992 11 in 2007 XP Kicks Attempted 1. 59 in 1956 2. 57 in 1984 3. 53 in 1972 4. 52 in 1998 5. 50 in 1971 50 in 1982 50 in 2001 8. 49 in 1965 49 in 1954 10. 48 in 1970

XP Kicks Made 1. 53 in 1984 2. 51 in 1996 3. 48 in 1972 4. 45 in 2008 5. 44 in 1982 6. 43 in 2001 7. 42 in 1971 42 in 1983 42 in 2001 10. 40 in 1970 40 in 1981 12. 39 in 1973 39 in 1998 39 in 2003 Total Plays 1. 854 in 2001 2. 845 in 1981 3. 825 in 2003 4. 821 in 2008 5. 819 in 1996 6. 817 in 1986 7. 803 in 1985 8. 795 in 1992 795 in 2002 10. 791 in 1984 11. 789 in 1983 12. 788 in 1999 13. 786 in 1988 14. 778 in 1994 Yards Rushing 1. 2,698 in 1956 2. 2,350 in 2008 3. 2,319 in 2007 4. 2,037 in 1959 5. 2,024 in 1955 6. 1,903 in 1954 7. 1,826 in 2003 8. 1,803 in 1998 9. 1,799 in 1972 Yards Rushing-Cont. 10. 1,788 in 2001 11. 1,774 in 1962 12. 1,772 in 1961 13. 1,705 in 1981 14. 1,648 in 2006

Eric Bensonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 14 field goals in 2008 capped a 29-year team record in field goals made in a season.

Total Offense 1. 5,139 in 1998 2. 5,112 in 2001 3. 5,095 in 1984 4. 5,031 in 1981 5. 5,017 in 1999 6. 4,825 in 2008 7. 4,813 in 1983 8. 4,581 in 2003 9. 4,457 in 1982 10. 4,406 in 2007 11. 4,375 in 2002 12. 4,325 in 2002 13. 4,222 in 1992 14. 4,143 in 1956 15. 4,142 in 1980 16. 4,127 in 1985

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2,917 in 1997 2.896 in 1980 2,814 in 1982 2,761 in 1996 2,755 in 2003

Yards Passing 1. 3,765 in 1984 2. 3,501 in 1999 3. 3,336 in 1998 4. 3,327 in 1983 5. 3,326 in 1981 6. 3,324 in 2001 7. 2,962 in 1992

Pass Attempts 1. 428 in 1999 2. 426 in 1984 3. 424 in 2001 4. 415 in 1985 5. 407 in 1996 6. 406 in 2000

Yards Passing Per Game 1. 342.2 in 1984 2. 303.3 in 1998 3. 302.2 in 2001 4. 302.0 in 1983 5. 291.8 in 1999 6. 289.6 in 1980 7. 277.1 in 1981 8. 269.3 in 1992 9. 265.2 in 1997 10. 252.9 in 2000 11. 251.0 in 1996 12. 249.1 in 1979


TSU Team Season Leaders

The 2008 Tigers jumped to the top of the team season leadersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; list in highest completion percentage (61.6%), rushing plays (537) and rushing first downs (133).

7. 398 in 1998 398 in 1999 9. 391 in 1981 10. 390 in 1993 11. 384 in 1983 12. 382 in 1979 13. 380 in 2003 14. 379 in 1994 Rushing Yds. Per Game 1. 269.8 in 1956 2. 246.8 in 1957 3. 224.9 in 1955 4. 221.5 in 1961 5. 210.8 in 2007 6. 203.7 in 1959 7. 197.1 in 1962 8. 195.8 in 2008 9. 190.3 in 1954 10. 175.6 in 1964 11. 164.9 in 1971 Pass Completions 1. 253 in 1984 2. 248 in 1999 3. 235 in 1999 4. 233 in 1981 233 in 2001

6. 212 in 1998 7. 203 in 1980 8. 202 in 1983 202 in 1996 10. 199 in 1993 11. 196 in 1979 196 In 1985

8. 414.2 in 1980 9. 407.3 in 1971 10. 402.1 in 2008 11. 400.5 in 2007 12. 395.5 in 2000 13. 383.8 in 1992 14. 381.8 in 2003

Rushing Yards Per Play 1. 6.27 in 1956 2. 5.26 in 1954 3. 5.20 in 1955 4. 4.89 in 1952 5. 4.87 in 1964 6. 4.83 in 1961 7. 4.78 in 1982 8. 4.76 in 1998 9. 4.73 in 1957 10 4.61 in 2007 11. 4.40 in 2008 12. 4.39 in 1993 Total Offense Per Game 1. 467.2 in 1998 2. 464.7 in 2001 3. 463.1 in 1984 4. 432.1 in 1999 5. 437.5 in 1983 6. 419.2 in 1981 7. 414.3 in 1956

Highest Completion Pct. 1, 61.6% in 2008 2. 59.6% in 1981 3. 59.4% in 1984 4. 58.7% in 1980 5. 57.9% in 1999 6. 56.0% in2006 7. 55.4% in 2005 8. 55.2% in 1973 9. 55.0% in 2001 10. 54.4% in 1965 11. 54.1% in 1976

22 in 2002 8. 21 in 1993 9. 20 in 1973 20 in 1979 20 in 1981 20 in 2000 Rushing Plays 1. 537 in 2008 2. 528 in 1986 3. 518 in 1959 4. 503 in 2007 5. 479 in 1953 6. 478 in 1988 7. 467 in 1972 8. 454 in 1981 9. 453 in 1960 453 in 1978 11. 445 in 2003 12. 438 in 1992 438 in 2002 14. 432 in 1974

Interceptions Thrown 1. 25 in 1972 25 in 1965 3. 24 in 1975 24 in 1980 5. 23 in 1994 6. 22 in 1991

First Downs (since 1971) 1. 270 in 2001 2. 253 in 2008 3. 263 in 1984 4. 248 in 1999 5. 239 in 1983 5. 238 in 1981 7. 233 in 1998

8. 227 in 2003 9. 217 in 1985 217 in 1992 11. 216 in 1986 12. 214 in 1980 13. 209 in 1979 209 in 2007 First Downs - Passing (since 1971) 1. 169 in 1984 2. 145 in 1983 3. 143 in 1999 4. 139 in 1981 139 in 1998 6. 135 in 2001 7. 128 in 1992 8. 124 in 1980 9. 123 in 1979 First Downs - Rushing (since 1971) 1. 133 in 2008 2. 118 in 2007 3. 105 in 1994 4. 104 in 2001 5. 100 in 2003 6. 95 in 1985 7. 90 in 2006 8. 88 in 1986

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9. 84 in 1988 84 in 1999 First Downs Penalties 1. 31 in 2001 2. 24 in 1987 3. 23 in 1986 23 in 2003 23 in 2004 6. 21 in 1980 21 in 1982 21 in 1999 9. 20 in 1979 20 in 1983 20 in 1984 20 in 2002 13. 19 in 1989 Punts 1. 82 in 1986 2. 81 in 1987 3. 73 in 1988 73 in 2004 5. 69 in 2003 6. 66 in 1985 66 in 2002 8. 65 in 1989 9. 63 in 1991 63 in 2005 10. 62 in 1995

11. 59 in 1993 59 in 1994 Highest Punting Average 1. 45.1 in 1990 2. 41.6 in 1985 3. 41.4 in 1991 41.4 in 1992 5. 41.3 in 1986 6. 41.0 in 1982 7. 39.9 in 1999 8. 39.8 in 1974 9. 39.7 in 1969 39.7 in 2004 11. 39.3 in 2003 Passes Intercepted (Def.) 1. 28 in 1984 2. 22 in 1985 3. 21 in 1954 4. 20 in 1955 20 in 1956 20 in 1971 20 in 1972 20 in 1990 9. 19 in 1970 19 in 1974 19 in 2001 125


Year-by-Year Results Note: Although the records from 1912-1932 are incomplete, the following games have been verified. 1912 Coach H.N. Robinson Won 3 Lost 1 Tied 1913 Coach H.N. Robinson Won 6 Lost 0 Tied 1916 Coach Buck Hunt Won Lost Tied Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 1921 Coach Joe Scruggs Won Lost Tied Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1922 Coach Joe Scruggs Won Lost Tied Fisk University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 1923 Coach Joe Scruggs Won Lost Tied Walden University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Atlanta University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Simmons College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Williams College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arkansas-Pine Bluff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . .19-14 . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 ............. . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 ............. ............. .............

1924 Coach Joe Scruggs Won Lost Tied Walden University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 60-0 Rust College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .40-0 Knoxville College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-6 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 10-0 Simmons University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 Morehouse College(forfeit) . . . . . . . . . . . . .L . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 1925 Coach George Davenport Won Lost Tied Walden University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 60-0 Rust College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 61-0 Knoxville College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-6 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 10-0 Simmons University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 Fisk University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . .0-6 1926 Coach George Davenport Won Lost Tied Rust College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .21-13 Knoxville College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-21 Fisk University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . 13-13 Morris Brown College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . .0-6 Morehouse College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . .0-0

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1927 Coach Felton Gale Won Lost Tied Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Knoxville College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T Fisk University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T Morehouse College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morris Brown College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T

. . . . . . . . . . 0-18 . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . 20-13 . . . . . . . . . . 0-18 . . . . . . . . . . . ?-?

1928 Coach Harry Long Won Lost Tied Knoxville College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Fisk University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Miles College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T

. . . . . . . . . . 0-13 . . . . . . . . . . .0-6 . . . . . . . . . . 0-12 . . . . . . . . . . 0-10 . . . . . . . . . . .6-6

1929 Coach Alton Jackson Won Lost Tied Miles Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Mississippi Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Fisk University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T

. . . . . . . . . .25-0 . . . . . . . . . . .7-0 . . . . . . . . . . .0-6 . . . . . . . . . .46-0 . . . . . . . . . .0-20 . . . . . . . . . . .6-6

1930 Coach T. D. Upshaw Won Lost Tied West Kentucky Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Alabama A&M University . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Mississippi Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Fisk University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

. . . . . . . . . . 6-19 . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 . . . . . . . . . . 6-18 . . . . . . . . . .45-0 . . . . . . . . . . 0-13

1931 Coach T. D. Upshaw Won Lost Tied Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-18 Lemoyne-Owen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .13-12 West Kentucky Industrial College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1933 Coach Walter S. Davis Won 4 Lost 1 Tied 1 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L West Kentucky Industrial College . . . . . . W Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Mississippi Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Louisville Municipal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Clark College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T 1934 Coach Walter S. Davis Won 6 Lost 1 Tied 0 Miles College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L West Kentucky Industrial College. . . . . . . . . W Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Clark College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Rust College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Louisville Municipal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . .0-20 . . . . . . . . . 58-0 . . . . . . . . . .37-6 . . . . . . . . . 56-0 . . . . . . . . . . .7-0 . . . . . . . . . . .6-6

. . . . . . . . . . .0-7 . . . . . . . . . .48-0 . . . . . . . . . . .6-2 . . . . . . . . . .42-6 . . . . . . . . . . 13-6 . . . . . . . . . . 91-0 . . . . . . . . . . 19-6

1935 Coach Walter S. Davis Won 4 Lost 2 Tied 1 Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Kentucky State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T Clark College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Mississippi Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . .0-25 . . . . . . . . . . 0-13 . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . .6-0 . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 . . . . . . . . . 98-0 . . . . . . . . . . .6-0

1936 Coach Walter S. Davis Won 3 Lost 3 Tied 2 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Mississippi Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Clark College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Louisville Municipal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T

. . . . . . . . . . 12-0 . . . . . . . . . 56-0 . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 . . . . . . . . . . .0-6 . . . . . . . . . . .0-6 . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 . . . . . . . . . 13-13

1937 Coach Reubin Mundy Won 3 Lost 1 Tied 1 Mississippi Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Louisville Municipal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

. . . . . . . . . 38-0 . . . . . . . . . . .6-3 . . . . . . . . . .29-0 . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 . . . . . . . . . . .0-7

1938 Coach Lawrence Simmons Won 6 Lost 1 Tied 0 Mississippi Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .27-0 J. C. Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . .9-0 Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .26-0 West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-2 Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . .0-7 Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . .2-0 1939 Coach Lawrence Simmons Won 3 Lost 3 Tied 1 Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .14-13 J. C. Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . .0-3 Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . .0-20 Mississippi Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .72-0 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 34-12 West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-18 Lemoyne-Owen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . .0-0 1944 Coach Henry Kean Won 8 Lost 2 Tied 1 Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Clark College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Clark College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Arkansas State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tuskegee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . . .6-6 . . . . . . . . . .33-7 . . . . . . . . . . 14-6 . . . . . . . . . . 0-13 . . . . . . . . . . 19-7 . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 . . . . . . . . . 31-13 . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 . . . . . . . . . 19-18 . . . . . . . . 50-20 . . . . . . . . . . 13-0


Year-by-Year Results 1949 Coach Henry Kean Won 9 Lost 1 Tied 0 Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 19-6 Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 10-0 Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 56-0 West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 21-25 Wilberforce State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .28-7 North Carolina St. College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 19-18 North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 20-14 Louisville Municipal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 53-0 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .28-0 Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 49-13

1946 Tigers Black College National Champions

1947 Tigers Black College National Champions 1945 Coach Henry Kean Won 8 Lost 2 Tied 0 Fort Benning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Philander Smith College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Clark College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W 1946 Coach Henry Kean Won 10 Lost 1 Tied 0 Texas College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Clark College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W North Carolina College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Knoxville College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Louisville Municipal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . 32-0 . . . . . . . . . . 0-13 . . . . . . . . . .87-0 . . . . . . . . . . 21-0 . . . . . . . . . . 21-0 . . . . . . . . . 18-20 . . . . . . . . . 33-0 . . . . . . . . . 36-6 . . . . . . . . . . 9-0 . . . . . . . . . 33-6

. . . . . . . . . 20-13 . . . . . . . . . .27-0 . . . . . . . . . 26-0 . . . . . . . . . .25-7 . . . . . . . . . . 6-14 . . . . . . . . . 21-20 . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 . . . . . . . . . . 19-0 . . . . . . . . . 33-0 . . . . . . . . . . 27-7 . . . . . . . . . 32-0

1947 Coach Henry Kean Won 10 Lost 0 Tied 0 Arkansas State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W North Carolina St. College . . . . . . . . . . . . W Alcorn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . 26-0 . . . . . . . . . .34-6 . . . . . . . . . 33-0 . . . . . . . . . 26-0 . . . . . . . . . 27-12 . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 . . . . . . . . . .26-7 . . . . . . . . . .66-7 . . . . . . . . . .26-7 . . . . . . . . . 20-13

1948 Coach Henry Kean Won 5 Lost 3 Tied 1 Alcorn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T Wilberforce State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L North Carolina St. College . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Louisville Municipal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . .47-0 . . . . . . . . . .45-0 . . . . . . . . . . 27-2 . . . . . . . . . . .6-6 . . . . . . . . . .7-26 . . . . . . . . . . .6-7 . . . . . . . . . 32-0 . . . . . . . . . . 0-19 . . . . . . . . . .34-7

1950 Coach Henry Kean Won 9 Lost 2 Tied 0 Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Wilberforce State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L North Carolina St. College . . . . . . . . . . . . W North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . .20-0 . . . . . . . . . . 6-13 . . . . . . . . . .26-6 . . . . . . . . . . 13-2 . . . . . . . . . . .0-6 . . . . . . . . .27-20 . . . . . . . . . 28-13 . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 . . . . . . . . . 45-13 . . . . . . . . . .55-7 . . . . . . . . . .34-0

1951 Coach Henry Kean Won 8 Lost 2 Tied 0 Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L North Carolina College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . 26-21 . . . . . . . . . .28-2 . . . . . . . . . .32-0 . . . . . . . . . 23-13 . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 . . . . . . . . . .13-12 . . . . . . . . . 30-13 . . . . . . . . . . 13-7 . . . . . . . . . .25-0

1952 Coach Henry Kean Won 8 Lost 2 Tied 0 Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Virginia State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Central State College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W North Carolina College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Virginia Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . 12-20 . . . . . . . . . . .0-6 . . . . . . . . . .34-0 . . . . . . . . . . 41-6 . . . . . . . . . . 22-7 . . . . . . . . . 35-0 . . . . . . . . .28-26 . . . . . . . . . .26-0 . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 . . . . . . . . . 44-12

1953 Coach Henry Kean Won 8 Lost 0 Tied 1 Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T Virginia State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Central State College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W North Carolina St. College . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . 19-19 . . . . . . . . . . 25-7 . . . . . . . . . . .8-0 . . . . . . . . . .44-0 . . . . . . . . . . 13-8 . . . . . . . . . . 31-6 . . . . . . . . . . 19-0 . . . . . . . . . . 27-7 . . . . . . . . . 34-13

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Year-by-Year Results 1960 Coach Howard Gentry Won 7 Lost 3 Tied 0 North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .13-12 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .21-12 Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . .6-20 South Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 60-0 Central State College. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 28-12 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 38-8 Prairie View A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-21 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 34-12 Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . .25-22 1961 Coach Lawrence Simmons Won 4 Lost 4 Tied 1 Prairie View A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . .21-21 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 37-21 Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . .8-25 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . .8-28 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 28-13 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . .0-7 Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . .29-20 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .14-10 Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 6-12

1954 Tigers Black College National Champions

1956 Tigers Black College National Champions

1954 Coach Henry Kean Won 10 Lost 0 Tied 0 Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Virginia State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Paul Quinn College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W North Carolina St. College . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Bluefield State Teachers . . . . . . . . . . . . . W 1955 Coach Howard Gentry Won 7 Lost 2 Tied 0 Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Virginia State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Grambling College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Paul Quinn College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Alcorn College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . 33-13 . . . . . . . . . . 18-0 . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 . . . . . . . . . . 21-2 . . . . . . . . . . 74-6 . . . . . . . . . .40-0 . . . . . . . . . . 13-3 . . . . . . . . . 18-15 . . . . . . . . . 34-12 . . . . . . . . . 59-0

. . . . . . . . . . .7-0 . . . . . . . . . . 12-7 . . . . . . . . . . .0-3 . . . . . . . . . . 0-12 . . . . . . . . . 85-0 . . . . . . . . . 52-12 . . . . . . . . . 38-14 . . . . . . . . . 26-18 . . . . . . . . . 25-18

1956 Coach Howard Gentry Won 10 Lost 0 Tied 0 Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 46-7 Grambling College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 33-0 Prairie View A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .45-6 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .32-6 Maryland State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . .6-0 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .52-6 Alcorn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .52-6 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .40-0 Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 47-0 (Orange Blossom Classic) Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 41-39

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1957 Coach Howard Gentry Won 5 Lost 0 Tied 1 North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Prairie View A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

1958 Coach Howard Gentry Won 4 Lost 4 Tied 0 North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W 1959 Coach Howard Gentry Won 9 Lost 1 Tied 0 Youngstown State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W South Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . . .6-6 . . . . . . . . . . 45-7 . . . . . . . . . 33-14 . . . . . . . . . . 32-7 . . . . . . . . . .26-6 . . . . . . . . . 38-0

. . . . . . . . . .23-6 . . . . . . . . . .32-6 . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 . . . . . . . . . .20-6 . . . . . . . . . 14-23 . . . . . . . . . 12-24 . . . . . . . . . 13-18 . . . . . . . . . . 19-6

. . . . . . . . . .12-13 . . . . . . . . .26-24 . . . . . . . . . .14-12 . . . . . . . . . 26-21 . . . . . . . . . . 47-8 . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 . . . . . . . . . .17-13 . . . . . . . . . .27-0 . . . . . . . . . . 19-8 . . . . . . . . . .26-6

1962 Coach Lawrence Simmons Won 1 Lost 7 Tied 1 North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 13-16 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 8-13 Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . .6-26 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . .6-26 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . .0-20 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-13 Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . 16-16 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 33-10 Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 6-36 1963 Coach John Merritt Won 6 Lost 3 Tied 0 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . . 14-7 . . . . . . . . . 18-20 . . . . . . . . . 14-26 . . . . . . . . . . 16-7 . . . . . . . . . .14-12 . . . . . . . . . . 9-21 . . . . . . . . . .14-10 . . . . . . . . . 26-14 . . . . . . . . . 36-8

1964 Coach John Merritt Won 8 Lost 2 Tied 0 Fort Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Fort Knox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . .32-26 . . . . . . . . . 60-6 . . . . . . . . . 35-0 . . . . . . . . . 18-20 . . . . . . . . . . 61-8 . . . . . . . . .20-22 . . . . . . . . . 32-21 . . . . . . . . . .58-7 . . . . . . . . . 31-13 . . . . . . . . . 31-30


Year-by-Year Results

1965 Tigers Black College National Champions

1966 Tigers Black College National Champions

. . . . . . . . . 42-12 . . . . . . . . . . 32-7 . . . . . . . . . . 40-7 . . . . . . . . . .45-6 . . . . . . . . 40-36 . . . . . . . . . .24-0 . . . . . . . . . . 31-6 . . . . . . . . . . 19-8 . . . . . . . . . 46-12 . . . . . . . . . .14-14

1966 Coach John Merritt Won 10 Lost 0 Tied 0 North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W (Grantland Rice Bowl) Muskingum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . . 8-13 . . . . . . . . . 35-0 . . . . . . . . . .10-14 . . . . . . . . .24-26 . . . . . . . . . .32-8 . . . . . . . . . 27-16 . . . . . . . . . .34-0 . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 . . . . . . . . . .67-0

1968 Coach John Merritt Won 6 Lost 2 Tied 1 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Parsons College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Southern Unversity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W San Diego State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T Bishop College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . . 40-7 . . . . . . . . . .21-12 . . . . . . . . . . 11-10 . . . . . . . . . 21-30 . . . . . . . . . 13-32 . . . . . . . . . . 16-0 . . . . . . . . . 58-6 . . . . . . . . . 13-13 . . . . . . . . . 48-12

1969 Coach John Merritt Won 7 Lost 1 Tied 1 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Albany State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Bishop College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Parsons College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . .40-0 . . . . . . . . . . 42-7 . . . . . . . . .26-26 . . . . . . . . .34-20 . . . . . . . . 33-20 . . . . . . . . .22-30 . . . . . . . . . 48-17 . . . . . . . . . 49-14 . . . . . . . . . .41-13

1970 Coach John Merritt Won 11 Lost 0 Tied 0 Alcorn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 24-14 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 62-7 Albany State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 54-7 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 41-9 Grambling College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 34-27 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .21-10 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .38-7 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 36-14 Parsons College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 21-3 Bishop College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 39-21 (Grantland Rice Bowl) Southwestern Louisiana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . .26-25

1970 Tigers Black College National Champions 1965 Coach John Merritt Won 9 Lost 0 Tied 1 North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Lincoln University. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W (Grantland Rice Bowl) Ball State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T

1967 Coach John Merritt Won 6 Lost 3 Tied 0 San Diego State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . .55-0 . . . . . . . . . .52-0 . . . . . . . . . 31-23 . . . . . . . . . .29-0 . . . . . . . . . . 31-9 . . . . . . . . . .28-0 . . . . . . . . . .28-6 . . . . . . . . . 39-6 . . . . . . . . . 83-0 . . . . . . . . . . 34-7

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1971 Tigers Black College National Champions

1973 Tigers Black College National Champions

1972 Coach John Merritt Won 11 Lost 1 Tied 0 Norfolk State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morgan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Alcorn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W (Pioneer Bowl) Drake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

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. . . . . . . . . . 18-7 . . . . . . . . 23-28 . . . . . . . . . 41-35 . . . . . . . . 42-20 . . . . . . . . . 50-8 . . . . . . . . . 27-16 . . . . . . . . . . 61-7 . . . . . . . . . .54-7 . . . . . . . . . . 61-0 . . . . . . . . 26-23

. . . . . . . . . 56-6 . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 . . . . . . . . . 40-13 . . . . . . . . . 38-15 . . . . . . . . . 18-27 . . . . . . . . . 49-0 . . . . . . . . .44-25 . . . . . . . . . 35-0 . . . . . . . . . 24-14 . . . . . . . . . . 41-0 . . . . . . . . . 43-0 . . . . . . . . . .29-7

. . . . . . . . . .21-14 . . . . . . . . . .0-43 . . . . . . . . . . 21-7 . . . . . . . . .25-28 . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 . . . . . . . . . .0-20 . . . . . . . . . . 21-9 . . . . . . . . . . 6-31 . . . . . . . . . .31-14

1976 Coach John Merritt Won 7 Lost 2 Tied 1 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee-Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T

. . . . . . . . . 26-17 . . . . . . . . .23-20 . . . . . . . . . .26-0 . . . . . . . . . . 21-7 . . . . . . . . . 18-24 . . . . . . . . .34-20 . . . . . . . . . . 21-3 . . . . . . . . . . 21-7 . . . . . . . . . 21-26 . . . . . . . . . .14-14

1977 Coach John Merritt Won 8 Lost 1 Tied 1 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W *Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee-Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T

1979 Tigers Black College National Champions 1971 Coach John Merritt Won 9 Lost 1 Tied 0 Alcorn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Prairie View A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Wisconsin State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W (Grantland Rice Bowl) McNeese State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

1975 Coach John Merritt Won 5 Lost 4 Tied 0 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Virginia Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

1973 Coach John Merritt Won 10 Lost 0 Tied 0 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . 23-0 . . . . . . . . . 54-21 . . . . . . . . 23-20 . . . . . . . . . 19-13 . . . . . . . . . . 21-6 . . . . . . . . . 45-0 . . . . . . . . . . 21-6 . . . . . . . . . .44-7 . . . . . . . . . .45-7 . . . . . . . . . .35-7

1974 Coach John Merritt Won 8 Lost 2 Tied 0 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Virginia Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . 10-20 . . . . . . . . . 44-12 . . . . . . . . . 36-0 . . . . . . . . . .27-6 . . . . . . . . . . 7-21 . . . . . . . . . . 10-0 . . . . . . . . . .17-14 . . . . . . . . . . 17-0 . . . . . . . . . 56-0 . . . . . . . . . . 41-0

. . . . . . . . . .27-0 . . . . . . . . . . 17-7 . . . . . . . . . 23-10 . . . . . . . . . . 23-7 . . . . . . . . . . 17-0 . . . . . . . . . .26-8 . . . . . . . . . 28-31 . . . . . . . . . . 15-7 . . . . . . . . . .55-7 . . . . . . . . . .14-14 *forfeited to TSU

1978 Coach John Merritt Won 8 Lost 3 Tied 0 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W North Carolina Central. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Cameron (Okla.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . . 13-6 . . . . . . . . .24-35 . . . . . . . . . .20-0 . . . . . . . . . . 0-16 . . . . . . . . . . 13-11 . . . . . . . . . . 11-16 . . . . . . . . . 24-21 . . . . . . . . . 30-13 . . . . . . . . . . 41-7 . . . . . . . . . .34-0 . . . . . . . . . 27-23

1979 Coach John Merritt Won 8 Lost 3 Tied 0 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Southern Illinois .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Nevada/Las Vegas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W California Poly-Tech. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . 21-27 . . . . . . . . . 16-18 . . . . . . . . . . 21-3 . . . . . . . . . .40-8 . . . . . . . . . 24-13 . . . . . . . . . .20-3 . . . . . . . . . . 17-7 . . . . . . . . . 37-14 . . . . . . . . 28-36 . . . . . . . . . 26-13 . . . . . . . . . . 71-3


Year-by-Year Results 1980 Coach John Merritt Won 9 Lost 1 Tied 0 Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Long Beach State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Central State University . . . . . . . . . . . . . W North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State University . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . .20-0 . . . . . . . . . . 13-3 . . . . . . . . . 35-18 . . . . . . . . . 27-52 . . . . . . . . . 35-17 . . . . . . . . . 40-15 . . . . . . . . . .49-9 . . . . . . . . . 30-8 . . . . . . . . . 25-16 . . . . . . . . . 38-13

1981 Coach John Merritt Won 9 Lost 2 Tied 0 Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 23-31 Southern Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .17-14 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . .48-25 Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 21-20 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .14-10 Louisville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . .42-30 Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .49-11 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 28-18 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .43-0 UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . .9-28 North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 27-18 (Division I-AA Playoffs) *South Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . .25-26 *-denotes later voided 1982 Coach John Merritt Won 9 Lost 0 Tied 1 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 21-0 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .34-0 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . .20-20 Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .42-0 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .22-8 UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 27-21 Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 41-11 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 28-21 Mississippi Valley State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 63-41 North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .34-6 (Division I-AA Playoffs) #Eastern Illinois. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 20-19 #Eastern Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 #-denotes later voided 1983 Coach John Merritt Won 8 Lost 2 Tied 1 Hampton Institute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Univ. District of Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . . W Mississippi Valley State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . 20-14 . . . . . . . . . 31-35 . . . . . . . . .40-28 . . . . . . . . . 23-13 . . . . . . . . . 52-19 . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7 . . . . . . . . . .21-19 . . . . . . . . .49-24 . . . . . . . . . .55-6 . . . . . . . . . 38-51 . . . . . . . . . .57-0

1981 Tigers Black College National Champions

1982 Tigers Black College National Champions 1984 Coach William Thomas Won 11 Lost 0 Tied 0 Hampton Institute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Louisville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W 1985 Coach William Thomas Won 7 Lost 4 Tied 0 North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Western Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Mississippi Valley State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morgan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . 44-0 . . . . . . . 34-14 . . . . . . . .42-21 . . . . . . . 41-20 . . . . . . . 34-24 . . . . . . . . 33-3 . . . . . . . . 71-0 . . . . . . . . 42-7 . . . . . . . . 41-8 . . . . . . . 24-15 . . . . . . . .44-14

1986 Coach William Thomas Won 10 Lost 2 Tied 1 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W East Texas State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Western Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morgan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L (Division I-AA Playoffs) Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Nevada-Reno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

. . . . . . . . 27-0 . . . . . . . . . 7-6 . . . . . . . 20-10 . . . . . . . 34-12 . . . . . . . . 15-6 . . . . . . . . 21-10 . . . . . . . . 25-3 . . . . . . . 52-10 . . . . . . . . 17-17 . . . . . . . . 13-10 . . . . . . . . . 6-7 . . . . . . . 32-23 . . . . . . . . 6-33

. . . . . . . . 31-15 . . . . . . . .17-22 . . . . . . . 44-31 . . . . . . . . 12-0 . . . . . . . 13-28 . . . . . . . 24-31 . . . . . . . 26-13 . . . . . . . . 21-0 . . . . . . . . 10-13 . . . . . . . .24-17 . . . . . . . .24-14

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1998 Ohio Valley Conference Champions

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1987 Coach William Thomas Won 3 Lost 7 Tied 1 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morgan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

. . . . . . . . . 19-55 . . . . . . . . . . 17-17 . . . . . . . . . .21-16 . . . . . . . . . 28-31 . . . . . . . . . . 9-51 . . . . . . . . . . 17-7 . . . . . . . . . 37-17 . . . . . . . . . . 7-14 . . . . . . . . . 13-16 . . . . . . . . . 21-30 . . . . . . . . . . 9-27

1988 Coach William Thomas Won 3 Lost 7 Tied 1 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T Mississippi Valley State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Morehead State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Austin Peay State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

. . . . . . . . . . 7-14 . . . . . . . . .26-26 . . . . . . . . . . 13-6 . . . . . . . . . .6-23 . . . . . . . . . . 0-10 . . . . . . . . 33-35 . . . . . . . . . . 7-22 . . . . . . . . . 29-14 . . . . . . . . . 27-23 . . . . . . . . . .12-16 . . . . . . . . . . 7-10

1989 Coach Joe Gilliam, Sr. Won 5 Lost 5 Tied 1 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Morehead State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Austin Peay State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T

. . . . . . . . . .7-36 . . . . . . . . . .7-33 . . . . . . . . . .14-13 . . . . . . . . . . 9-21 . . . . . . . . . . 9-21 . . . . . . . . . .15-14 . . . . . . . . . 24-27 . . . . . . . . . 23-14 . . . . . . . . . .21-19 . . . . . . . . . 38-10 . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7

1990 Coach Joe Gilliam, Sr. Won 7 Lost 4 Tied 0 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Austin Peay State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Mississippi Valley State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . 6-38 . . . . . . . . . 23-14 . . . . . . . . .20-37 . . . . . . . . . 20-16 . . . . . . . . . 14-35 . . . . . . . . . .33-7 . . . . . . . . . 17-55 . . . . . . . . . 23-17 . . . . . . . . . 36-14 . . . . . . . . . .31-21 . . . . . . . . . . 45-7

1991 Coach Joe Gilliam, Sr. Won 3 Lost 8 Tied 0 Mississippi Valley State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southeast Missouri State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Austin Peay State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . . 7-10 . . . . . . . . . .6-42 . . . . . . . . . .19-41 . . . . . . . . . 21-24 . . . . . . . . . . 7-43 . . . . . . . . . .28-7 . . . . . . . . .34-37 . . . . . . . . . .17-31 . . . . . . . . .20-27 . . . . . . . . . .14-10 . . . . . . . . . 33-14

1992 Coach Joe Gilliam, Sr. Won 5 Lost 6 Tied 0 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Morehead State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee-Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Austin Peay State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southeast Missouri State. . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . 31-35 . . . . . . . . . 18-38 . . . . . . . . 28-38 . . . . . . . . . 12-20 . . . . . . . . . 24-14 . . . . . . . . . 23-15 . . . . . . . . . 35-14 . . . . . . . . .28-49 . . . . . . . . . 15-26 . . . . . . . . . 19-10 . . . . . . . . . 37-27

1993 Coach Bill Davis Won 4 Lost 7 Tied 0 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Austin Peay State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee-Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Morehead State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southeast Missouri State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

. . . . . . . . . 15-23 . . . . . . . . . 18-24 . . . . . . . . 28-33 . . . . . . . . .34-33 . . . . . . . . . 13-52 . . . . . . . . . .21-16 . . . . . . . . . .14-21 . . . . . . . . . . 15-0 . . . . . . . . . 21-24 . . . . . . . . . 26-13 . . . . . . . . . .13-14

1994 Coach Bill Davis Won 5 Lost 6 Tied 0 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Morehead State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W South Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Austin Peay State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee-Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southeast Missouri State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

. . . . . . . . . 10-45 . . . . . . . . . .12-31 . . . . . . . . . 48-10 . . . . . . . . .32-28 . . . . . . . . . .10-14 . . . . . . . . . 17-28 . . . . . . . . .26-22 . . . . . . . . . .20-3 . . . . . . . . . 20-28 . . . . . . . . . 24-21 . . . . . . . . . . 12-17

1995 Coach Bill Davis Won 2 Lost 9 Tied 0 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L South Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Morehead State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee-Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Austin Peay State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Southeast Missouri State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

. . . . . . . . . . 7-11 . . . . . . . . . 19-24 . . . . . . . . . 7-24 . . . . . . . . . .15-14 . . . . . . . . . 45-14 . . . . . . . . . 7-28 . . . . . . . . . 6-28 . . . . . . . . 20-56 . . . . . . . . .24-28 . . . . . . . . . 19-24 . . . . . . . . . 24-41

1996 Coach L.C. Cole Won 4 Lost 7 Tied 0 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee-Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Austin Peay State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Southeast Missouri State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

. . . . . . . . 20-35 . . . . . . . . . 24-14 . . . . . . . . . .14-21 . . . . . . . . . 18-19 . . . . . . . . .43-26 . . . . . . . . . 37-14 . . . . . . . . . 38-14 . . . . . . . . . 10-30 . . . . . . . . . .19-21 . . . . . . . . . 14-50 . . . . . . . . . 21-24

1997 Coach L.C. Cole Won 4 Lost 7 Tied 0 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L South Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Tennessee-Chattanooga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Tennessee-Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Southeast Missouri State. . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . .28-43 . . . . . . . . . 25-16 . . . . . . . . . 28-31 . . . . . . . . .28-34 . . . . . . . . .37-49 . . . . . . . . . . 7-49 . . . . . . . . . .7-28 . . . . . . . . .27-20 . . . . . . . . . 28-21 . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 . . . . . . . . . 32-27


Year-by-Year Results 2004 Coach James Reese Won 4 Lost 7 Alabama A&M ........................................... W ....................... 42-7 at Tennessee-Martin ............................... W ...................... 27-13 vs. Jackson State .................................... W ......................21-20 vs. Florida A&M ........................................ L ........................ 15-21 vs. South Carolina State ........................ L .......................13-30 at Jacksonville State .............................. L ......................35-49 Samford .................................................... L ................36-42 (ot at Eastern Illinois .................................... L ...................... 24-34 Southeast Missouri ................................. W .................... 38-36 at Eastern Kentucky ................................ L ....................... 14-29 Murray State ............................................ L .......................13-30

1999 Ohio Valley Conference Champions 1998 Coach L.C. Cole Won 9 Lost 3 Tied 0 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . .27-28 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 33-21 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 23-31 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . .59-24 Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .31-21 Southeast Missouri State. . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .38-7 Tennessee-Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .76-0 Eastern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 27-21 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 42-21 Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . .46-44 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 28-14 (Division I-AA Playoffs) Appalachian State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 31-45

2001 Coach James Reese Won 8 Lost 3 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southeast Missouri State. . . . . . . . . . . . . W Howard University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Mississippi Valley State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee-Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Eastern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . . . 27-6 . . . . . . . . . . 27-7 . . . . . . . . . 20-14 . . . . . . . . . .45-0 . . . . . . . . . . 41-3 . . . . . . . . . .55-7 . . . . . . . . .49-52 . . . . . . . . 38-25 . . . . . . . . . 13-63 . . . . . . . . . 10-13 . . . . . . . . .64-33

1999 Coach L.C. Cole Won 11 Lost 1 Tied 0 Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 41-8 Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . 48-33 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . .42-25 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 36-15 Eastern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . .43-25 Tennessee-Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . .43-7 Western Kentucky W . . . . . . . . . 28-21 Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . 33-28 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 25-19 Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 42-41 Southeast Missouri State. . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . 35-28 (Division I-AA Playoffs) North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 10-24

2002 Coach James Reese Won 2 Lost 10 South Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Prairie View A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Southeast Missouri State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Tennessee-Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Eastern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L

. . . . . . . . .20-26 . . . . . . . . . . 41-8 . . . . . . . . . 28-31 . . . . . . . . . 14-49 . . . . . . . . .34-37 . . . . . . . . .25-49 . . . . . . . . . 21-25 . . . . . . . . . .26-8 . . . . . . . . .48-54 . . . . . . . . . 27-51 . . . . . . . . . 14-20 . . . . . . . . .20-45

2000 Coach James Reese Won 3 Lost 8 Tied 0 Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W North Carolina A&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Eastern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Tennessee-Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Western Kentucky. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Southeast Missouri State. . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . 39-13 . . . . . . . . . .14-16 . . . . . . . . .39-42 . . . . . . . . . . 6-31 . . . . . . . . . 19-33 . . . . . . . . . 33-6 . . . . . . . . . 14-52 . . . . . . . . . .0-28 . . . . . . . . .23-56 . . . . . . . . .40-62 . . . . . . . . . 51-33

2003 Coach James Reese Won 7 Lost 5 South Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Jackson State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Tennessee-Martin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Jacksonville State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Samford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Eastern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W Southeast Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W

. . . . . . . . .37-20 . . . . . . . . . 24-31 . . . . . . . . . 44-14 . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 . . . . . . . . . .41-10 . . . . . . . . . 27-23 . . . . . . . . . . 7-34 . . . . . . . . .29-24 . . . . . . . . . 24-14 . . . . . . . . .35-52 . . . . . . . . 38-43 . . . . . . . . . 35-10

2005 Coach James Webster Won 2 Lost 9 Alabama A&M ...........................................L ........................... 14-27 vs. Jackson State ................................... W ..................... 20-14 (ot) at Tennessee-Martin ...............................L .......................... 20-42 vs. Florida A&M ........................................L ............................. 7-12 vs. North Carolina A&T ...........................L .............................3-16 at Tennessee Tech ................................. W ........................... 31-20 Jacksonville State ...................................L ............................3-33 at Samford ...............................................L .............................11-31 Eastern Illinois ........................................L ............................ 3-27 at Southeast Missouri ............................L .......................... 24-32 Eastern Kentucky ....................................L ............................ 0-49 2006 Coach James Webster Won 6 Lost 5 Alabama A&M .......................................... L ........................ 20-27 Murray State ...........................................W ........................ 25-15 vs. Jackson State ...................................W ................ 31-30 (ot) at Vanderbilt ........................................... L .......................... 9-38 vs. Florida A&M ....................................... L .................22-25 (ot) Tennessee Tech ......................................W .......................30-20 at Jacksonville State .............................W ......................... 38-7 Samford ...................................................W ..........................29-7 at Eastern Illinois ................................... L .......................... 29-3 Southeast Missouri ................................W .......................... 31-0 at Eastern Kentucky ............................... L .......................... 3-20 2007 Coach James Webster Won 5 Lost 6 Alabama A&M .......................................... L .................... 23-49 vs. Jackson Stater .................................W ..................... 16-13 at Austin Peay .........................................W ................33-32ot at Southern ............................................. L ..................... 34-41 vs. Florida A&M ....................................... L ...................... 17-18 at Tennessee Tech .................................W ................... 45-28 at Eastern Kentucky ............................... L .......................7-49 Eastern Illinois ....................................... L .................... 35-38 Murray State ...........................................W ................... 28-42 at Samford ..............................................W ................... 38-28 UT Martin ................................................. L .................... 38-43 2008 Coach James Webster Won 8 Lost 4 at Alabama A&M ......................................W .................... 34-13 Southern ..................................................W ................... 34-32 vs. Jackson State ...................................W ..................41-18ot Eastern Kentucky ...................................W ................... 34-20 vs. Florida A&M ....................................... L ..................... 21-28 at UT Martin ............................................W ................30-27ot Austin Peay .............................................W ................... 37-34 at Southeast Missouri ........................... L ................. 20-27ot Tennessee Tech ......................................W ......................41-14 Eastern Illinois .......................................W ....................45-24 at Jacksonville State ............................. L ..................... 21-26 Murray State ........................................... L ......................17-24

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Walter S. Davis was the eighth head college football

coach for the Tennessee State University Tigers and held that position for four seasons, from 1933 until 1936. A former football player at TSU, he later was named the director of athletics before becoming the universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s president from 1943-1968. His career coaching record at Tennessee State was 19 wins, 7 losses, and 4 ties. At the conclusion of the 2008 season, this ranks him eighth at TSU in total wins and fifth in winning percentage (0.700). 134


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Henry A. Kean

became head coach at Tennessee State University in 1943 and led the Tigers to five national titles. Kean was the 11th head college football coach for the Tigers and held the position for eleven seasons, from 1944 until 1954. His coaching record at Tennessee State was 93 wins, 16 losses, and 3 ties. At of the conclusion of the 2008 season, this ranks him second at Tennessee State in total wins and second at TSU in winning percentage (0.844). Before arriving at TSU, he led Kentucky State from 1931 to 1942. At KSU, Keanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teams won four Negro National Football championships and ten straight Midwestern Athletic Association championships. His lifetime coaching record was an impressive 16633-9, with a winning ratio of 0.819. 2009 Tennessee State University Football Media Guide

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Howard C. Gentry Sr.

was the 12th head football coach for the Tigers for six seasons, from 1955 until 1960. His career coaching record at Tennessee State was 42 wins, 10 losses, and one tie. At the conclusion of the 2008 season, this ranks him third at Tennessee State in total wins and fourth at Tennessee State in winning percentage (0.802).

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John A. Merritt

was the 14th head football coach at Tennessee State University after serving as head coach at Jackson State University (1952-1962). At TSU (1963-1983), Merritt tallied four undefeated seasons, claimed four Midwestern Conference titles, and scored the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first-ever NCAA Division I-AA playoff victory in 1982. His coaching record at Tennessee State was 174 wins, 35 losses, and 7 ties. At the conclusion of the 2008 season, he ranks first at Tennessee State in total wins and third at Tennessee State in winning percentage (0.822). He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1994. John Merritt Boulevard in Nashville, Tennessee is named in his honor, and the Tennessee State football team opens every season with the John Merritt Classic. 2009 Tennessee State University Football Media Guide

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Joe Gilliam Sr.

was the 16th head football coach for the Tigers for four seasons, from

1989 until 1992.

Gilliam served under John A. Merritt as a defensive coordinator helping the Tigers to four undefeated seasons and seven Black College National Titles in a 20year span. Gilliam earned Ohio Valley Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1990. He is father of former Pittsburgh Steelers and TSU quarterback Joe Gilliam, Jr. At TSU, Gilliam recorded a coaching record of 20 wins, 23 losses and one tie. Gilliam was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall Of Fame in 2007. 138


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BLACK COLLEGE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

1946, 1947, 1954, 1956, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1979, 1982

GRANTLAND RICE BOWL CHAMPIONS / NCAA MID-EAST REGION CHAMPIONS 1965 (Co-Champs), 1966, 1970, 1971

MID-WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

Above - Eldridge Dickey throws a pass to John Robinson in the Tigers Grantland Rice Bowl 14-14 tie to Ball State on Dec. 11, 1965.

NCAA DIVISION I-AA PLAYOFFS

Below - The NCAA committee presents John Merritt, Joe Gilliam, Jr. and the TSU Tigers with another Grantland Rice Bowl championship in 1971.

1946, 1947, 1954, 1956, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 1981, 1982, 1998, 1999

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Under head coach Lawrence Cole, the Tigers captured their first Ohio Valley Conference Football Championship in 1998 before reclaimingg the title in 1999. Recor Recording a 20-4 record in the two-year span. In July 2007, the Nashville Sports Council and the Ohio Valley Conference announced the creation of the Sergeant York Trophy which goes to the winner of the quadrangular season football series between the four Ohio Valley Conference schools located in the state of Tennessee â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Austin Peay State University, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Martin. The award is only the second traveling trophy that involves more than two teams in college sports; the other is the Commander in Chiefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Trophy which has been contested between Air Force, Army and Navy annually since 1972. TSU Football harbored the award in 2007 and 2008.

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Tennessee State University basketball repeated as Ohio Valley Conference Regular Season and Tournament Champions from 1993-1995 under coach 1993 1995 und der head co oach Frankie Allen.

Current TSU Director of Athletics Teresa Phillips Phillips, as a coach coach, guided the Lady Tigers to their first OVC titles with back-to-back regular season and tournament championships. Phillips led TSU to their first ever NCAA womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s basketball tournament apearance from 1993-1995.

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Tiger Volleyball head coach Kathy Roulhac led Tennessee State University to their first ever volleyball crowns winning the regular g season title in 2005 before claimingg the tournament championship p p in 2007. Former TSU Tigerbelle,head coach Chandra CheesboroughGuice led the Tigerbelles to six OVC titles.Winning the indoor and outdoor titles in 2002 and 2008. In addition, capturing the indoor crown in 2001 and the outdoor title in 2003.

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Tennessee State University Athletics captured the Ohio Valley Conference Sportsmanship Awards for Men and Women’s Tennis (2008), Men’s Indoor Track and Field (2009), and Softball (2009). Voted on by the student-athletes and coaches of the respective sports, the team awards are bestowed upon the Conference squads deemed to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical behavior as outlined by the OVC and NCAA. Included in the areas for evaluation are the conduct of student-athletes, coaches, staff, administrators and fans. In 2001, the TSU men’s golf team won the 19th PGA Minority Golf National Championship under head coach Dr. Catana Starks. Eight years later, they won the PGA’s 23rd Minorty National Championship under current coach Chip Taylor

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LP FIELD

HOME of the TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY TIGERS

The Tennessee State play their home football games in one of the nation’s finest sports venues in LP Field, sharing the facility for home games with the National Football League’s Tennessee Titans. The state-of-the-art facility has served as home of the Tigers and the Titans since the 1999 season. LP Field is located on the east bank of the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville. LP Field, which seats approximately 67,500 fans, boasts incredible amenities, ranging from spacious and tastefully appointed locker rooms to massive scoreboards. The natural grass field was rated as the fourth best playing surface in the NFL in a poll conducted among league players in 2001. LP Field has 144 luxury suites and 9,600 club seats with access to the stadium club and club lounges. There are also approximately 7,500 parking spaces on the site. LP Field grounds are also designed to help create a park-like setting along the Cumberland River, not just a showplace for bland concrete and asphalt. More than 205 trees have been planted on the 105-acre campus. Tiger fans gather early and stay late to enjoy tailgating on LP Field grounds. In addition to games featuring the Tigers and Titans, LP Field also hosts the college football’s annual Music City Bowl in late December. LP Field also hosts concerts and other special events during the course of a year. In 2009, the Tigers will play their 11th season at LP Field. Since beginning play in the state-of-the-art NFL facility in 1999, the Tigers have posted a 30-17 record in games played at LP Field. 144


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LP Field: • 144 luxury suites • 9,600 club seats • 60 concession stands throughout stadium • Three locker rooms • Two scoreboards with video screens located on north an and south ends of stadium • Four suite elevators • More than 2,000 trees planted within the 105 acres • 7,500 parking spaces available on-site with more than 20 20,000 existing parking spaces nearby • Space for 400 wheelchair patrons and associated companion seats • 80 parking spaces for disabled • 26 men’s restrooms, 40 women’s restrooms

LP Field was built with the Tigers very own locker room.

• Tifsport Bermuda sod, which grew for a year before being laid down in May. Each roll of sod weighed 2,000 pounds and was cut into 108-foot long, 42-inch wide strips that were 1.5 inches thick.

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HALE STADIUM

Hale Stadium Records by Decades 1950s 23-2-1 1960s 35-8-2 1970s 34-2-1 1980s 20-4-1 1990s 23-11-0 Totals 134-27-5 Hale Stadium is a 10,000-seat outdoor stadium located on the campus of Tennessee State University. Built in 1953 and affectionately nicknamed “The Hole”, the stadium hosted TSU Tigers football games until 1999, home games were then moved to LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans. The stadium hosted a second-round NCAA Division I-AA playoff game in 1982, with the Tigers defeating Eastern Illinois University 20-19 in front of a crowd of 8,000. During their years at Hale, TSU Football went undefeated ten times, won ten championships in the now-defunct Midwestern Conference and claimed the Ohio Valley Conference championship in 1998, its final season in the stadium. The last football game at Hale Stadium was a 28-14 Tennessee State win over Texas Southern University on November 21, 1998. The facility was named for William J. Hale, who served as TSU’s first president. It remains in use as the site of TSU’s annual spring football game, as well as hosting Homecoming festivities. 146


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Hale Stadium TSU Attendance Records 1. Tennessee-Martin Won 76-0 *10/24/98 22,046 2. Tennessee-Martin Won 37-14 *10/19/96 21,331 3. Florida A&M

Won 33-20 10/25/69 20,000

4. Jackson State

Tie 26-26 09/10/88 18,954

5. Austin Peay

Won 35-14 *10/24/92 18,341

6. UT-Chattanooga

Won 27-21 10/16/82 18,200

7. Eastern Kentucky Lost 20-27 *11/02/91 18,150 8. Jackson State

Won 23-20 09/11/76

18,106

9. Grambling

Won 41-35 10/09/71 18,000

10. Tennessee Tech

Won 28-21 *11/08/97 17,255

11. Grambling

Lost 25-28 10/11/75

12. Texas Southern

Won 48-25 09/26/81 16,300

13. Grambling

Won 24-13 10/16/79 16,200

14. Tennessee Tech

Lost 24-28 *11/04/95 16,128

15. Texas Southern

Won 28-14 11/21/98

16. Texas Southern

Won 38-15 09/30/72 16,000

17. Grambling

Won 19-13 10/06/73 16,000

18. Jackson State

Won 20-10 09/14/86 16,000

17,000

16,091

19. Middle Tennessee Won 24-14 09/07/96 15,761 20. Middle Tennessee Lost 10-45 09/03/94 15,511 21. Hampton Institute Won 20-14 09/03/83 13,500 22. North Carolina A&T Won 31-15 08/31/85 13,500

TSU Footballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s practice locker room is located inside Hale Stadium.

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TSU OLYMPIAN STATUE The total height of the monumental icon, the TSU Olympian Statue, is 46’. It is constructed using the slip roller technique, a process that allows an artist to bend sheets of metal at incremental degrees between rollers. The artist who designed and constructed the TSU Olympian has been a faculty member at Tennessee State University since 1994, Jane-Allen McKinney, Associate Professor of Art. THE FIGURE: The figure is made of brass, aluminum and copper with a brush textured fi nish and the fi gure itself stands 21’ tall. The percentage of each metal used in the sculpture corresponds in direct proportion to the number of Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals won by athletes affi liated with Tennessee State University (Brass for Gold medallist, Aluminum for Silver medallist, and Copper for Bronze medallist). “The TSU Olympian holds a brass diploma in the right hand as an icon for the educational baton passed from TSU to her students.” All of the TSU Olympic winners earned undergraduate degrees from TSU. The diploma reads “Tennessee State University, Degree Awarded” with this text visible to the viewer standing at the foot of the base. The Olympic torch is in the left hand of the runner. THE COLUMNS: The Olympian stands on two Egyptian papyrus style columns, one 16’-8” for the raised bent knee and one 14’ for the extended leg. The Papyrus columns consist of ribbed aluminum banded with brass, aluminum and copper, representing bundles of papyrus stocks tied together for strength, typical of Egyptian columns. THE BASE: The base of the TSU Olympian is made of pre-cast concrete 11 feet high and nearly 19 feet at its greatest diameter. It is adorned with three metal bands, each band engraved with the names of Olympic medallists from Tennessee State University (Brass for Gold medallist, Aluminum for Silver medallist, and Copper for Bronze medallist). Future Tennessee State University Olympic winners will have their names added to these bands. The base is in the style of a capital from anEgyptian column. Engraved bricks surround the base of the TSU Olympian with names and messages from TSU patrons whose donations for the bricks will support TSU students. All proceeds from the Olympic brick program will be for Tennessee State University student scholarships. est. 2005

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TSU ATHLETIC FACILITIES

KEAN GYMNASIUM (KEAN’S LITTLE GARDEN)

KEAN HALL

Serves as home of TSU Athletics Administrative offices, the 92, 000 sq. ft. building houses the Tiger football, volleyball and academic services. built 1951

Home to Tiger Volleyball, the gym once housed TSU basketball games. Now, it is the assigned gym for volleyball competition, practices and intramurals. built 1951

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ED S. TEMPLE TRACK -

Home of TSU men and women’s track and field, Temple track plays host to the Boston Moon Classic. The eight lane complex and field features Olympic competition areas. built 1977

JOHN B. McCLENDON COURT -

The center is 202, 342 sq. ft. houses the athletic ticket office, TSU Sports Medicine, Athletic Media Relations and the school of Human Peformance and Sports Sciences.

The center is also home to TSU men and women basketball teams. The men and women’s track and field and men and women’s golf offices are also located inside. built 1980

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THOMAS HUGHES AQUATIC COMPLEX -,

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PERCY WARNER PARK

KING’S CREEK GOLF COURSE

The six-lane 20, 000 sq ft. track is locted inside the Gentry Center and also features shot and weight throw areas with jumps and vault pits. Host to the Ed Temple Classic. built 1980

TIGER FIELD -

Home of TSU Softball, features a press box, offices, and locker rooms which were added in 2005. The indoor batting facility was built in 2002. built 1998

The 15, 000 sq. ft. natorioum is the former home of the TSU Tiger Sharks. The complex now host several area high school swim practices and competition. built 1980

The park’s running course will be used for the 2009 Ohio Valley Conference Cross Country Championship with TSU serving as host..

The non permanent court is host to TSU men and women’s home basketball games. It is also used for TSU commencement and area high school graduations. built 1980

Serves as home of Tiger Tennis and features nine tennis courts including a main court with bleachers. The on site tennis office is located in the 1,600 ft. field house. built 2005

The golf course, located in Springhill, Tenn. will serve as the playing course for the 2010 TSU Golf Intercollegiate.

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CLAUDE SYDNEY CRUTCHFIELD WEIGHT ROOM

Strength and Conditioning Coach Chuck Losey

The Crutchfield Weight Room, located inside the Gentry Center, is a state-of-the-art weight training facility equipped with personalized TSU Tigers lift platforms and plates. The room is accessible to the athletic training rooms and practice fields. The weight room is furnished with benches by Power Lift, Hammer Strength and Paramount machines with Life Fitness cardio excerise systems. It also features a multi-fountain area and over 200 dumbells. During the off-season, the Tigers spend up to eight hours a week conditioning. During the season, the hours are reduced to two hours per week. 150


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TSU SPORTS MEDICINE

TSU student-athletes receive great care and treatment from a certified staff.

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In addition to the training and rehabilitation equipment, the TSU training room also features exercise bicycles, treadmill and hot tub.

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TSU STUDENT STUDENT-ATHLETES ATHLETES GRADUATION SUCCESS RA RATE AT 85 PERCENT With the release of the NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) Study Study, the Tennessee State University athletics department received welcomed empirical evidence that they are achieving the goals of athletics director Teresa Phillips. The recent study for student-athletes from the years 1998-200 1998-2001 showed that the graduation rates for student-athletes at Tennessee State University was 885 percent, which placed TSU student-athletes in the Top three among colleges in the state of Te Tennessee following Vanderbilt (94%) and Belmont (87%). Additionally, Tennessee State University remains in second pla place among HBCU’s following Alcorn State (MS) with 99 percent. The Athletics Director Director, Teresa Phillips, consistently makes academics a priority. “I am very pleased with all student-athletes’ persevera perseverance and commitment toward academic excellence.” says Athletics Director, Teresa Phillips. P Data shows that Tennessee State University student-at student-athletes are graduating at an Graduation Rates for scholarship increasing rate within a six-year period. The Federal Grad student-athletes beginning 2001-2002 was released this week week, and TSU finished with a high of 85 percent. student-athletes are experiencing at TSU,” “I am so proud of the graduation success that our student-athle Academic Services. “The new Acasaid Dr. Johnnie C. Smith, Assistant Athletics Director for Acade demic Reform Graduation Success Rate serves as a wonderful tool in keeping academics a priority, and the TSU Athletics Academic Services staff works ex extremely hard in keeping our sooner.” student-athletes on track to graduate within four-years or soone

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Academics Football Tiger Continues to Spark Academic Success One student-athlete who ho has played a part in TSU Athletics’ academic success is Charles rles Sparkman Sparkman. Sparkman is a sophomore offensive lineman on the Tiger football team and he currently carries a 3.92 cumulative grade point average.

Before his first semester at TSU, Sparkman attended the Real Sports Academy and strongly believes that it prepared him for the rigors of a student-athlete.

The average includes a two-semester streak of a 4.0 GPA. Since attending TSU, he has been named to the President’s List, Dean’s List and the Athletic Director’s List.

“It’s a summer college-prep program for student-athletes. I attended the program during high school and it showed me firsthand what it would take to be a successful student-athlete,” said Sparkman. “I took in all the information I was given and I apply it every day.”

Sparkman is a communications major on schedule to graduate in May 2012. In his first academic year (2007-08), In the spring of 2008 and 2009, he received the Ohio Valley Conference Medal of Honor. The OVC Medal of Honor is given annually to the student-athlete(s) who achieve the highest GPA in a Conferencesponsored sport.

On the field, Sparkman is a reserve lineman but is the designated H-back in the Tigers’ red-zone jumbo package during scoring situations. In 2008, the Tigers scored 36 times in 41 attempts (88 percent) which include 25 touchdowns when in scoring position.

A native of Nashville, Tenn., Sparkman attributes his equal dedication to academics and extra-curricular activities to his parents. “They raised me to do my best in everything that I do and not allow excuses to hold me back,” explained Sparkman. “I’ll do whatever it takes to be successful on and off the field, because no coach, or teacher, wants to hear why I didn’t get the job done. They just want it done.”

“He has a positive attitude and he is a great person. He is successful on and off the field. He is always in place and works hard at any position,” said Head Coach James Webster. “He does a great job going low and we have positive results when he is on the field.”After graduation, Sparkman plans on going into television as a producer or sports reporter.

Football’s Jackson Going Three and Out in Academics Among the 25 student-athletes nt-athletes who graduated in 2008, Tiger football player Javier Jackson J k received i d a B.S. B S in i HHealth lth SSciences i after completing his course work in three years with a 3.53 grade point average.

“I had him on a three and a half-year track and he snuck a few extra t classes l iin andd passedd th them all”, ll” said id AAssistant i t t Athl Athletics ti Di Director for Academic Services Dr. Johnnie Smith. “I am so proud of Javier’s early graduation accomplishment.

It’s not uncommon for student-athletes to graduate in less than four years. However, with the rigors of practice schedules and classes, it is rare to see an athlete plan to complete his degree early.

For his accomplishment, Jackson received the Academic Star Award last month at the TSU Athletic Banquet.

“Entering college I planned on graduating in three years, but, many people told me it would be impossible because of the demanding schedule of football,” said Jackson. “I figured, if I took 16 hours a semester and take three classes for two summers I would graduate in three years.” Even with TSU’s Department of Athletics academic advisors monitoring student-athletes’ performance, Jackson was able to complete pre-requisite courses during the summer.

A native of Memphis, Tenn., Jackson played in nine games this past season averaging 23.7 yards per reception as a wide receiver and 12 yards per return. He will be a redshirt junior in 2008 on the football field after walking on his freshman year. A graduate of Kirby High School, Jackson made the All-Metro and All-District Teams graduating fourth in his class with a 4.3 GPA. As a presidential scholar, Jackson will further his education enrolling into classes while using his last two years of eligibility in football.

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The Aristocrat of Bands

The Aristocrat of Bands In

the fall of 1946, after six weeks of practice, a 100-piece marching band took to the field at Tennessee State University and a tradition of excellence was born. The idea for a show band at Tennessee State University originated with its second president, the late Dr. Walter S. Davis. President Davis selected J. D. Chaviss to serve as the first band direc-tor. Under Chavis’s leadership, thee marching band grew and developedd into a premier university band thatt gave spectacular performances inn parades and half-time shows at foottball games. In 1947 and 1948, the marching band andd assic performed in the Washington Classic in Washington, D.C., where top historically torrically black colleges and universities competed om mpeted for national championships. Chavis’s tenure as band director en ended nded in 1951 and the baton was passed to Frank F T. Greer. Tennessee State University’ss distinctive style was further developed under derr Greer. ons to speThe band continued to earn invitations cial events. Four years after Greer began his work work, the TSU band was invited to perform during the halftime show of a Chicago Bears-Los Angeles Rams

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professional football game. The performance was the first of a series of nationally televised halftime shows for the band. It was also the first time a historically black university band had appeared on national television. Between 1956 and 1978, the TSU band performed halftime shows at nine professional football games. Reportedly, it was during one of these halftime performances that a sportscaster called the marching band from Tennessee State University “The Aristocrat of Bands.” Needless to say, the name stuck. The Aristocrat of Bands has also appeared in the Orange Blossom Classic in Miami, the Blues Bowl in Memphis and the Grantland Rice Bowl in Wichita Falls, Texas. In 1961, the TSU band claimed another first for historically black universities when it was invited to march in President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural parade. One of the students who marched in that parade was Edward L. Graves, who is the current director of the Aristocrat of Bands.


The Aristocrat of Bands Since 1979, Graves has continued to build the band’s legacy. The Aristocrat of Bands has shared its characteristic precision and distinctly soulful style with people throughout the country and in foreign lands. Students who achieve membership in the Aristocrat of Bands adhere to those standards today. Noted as one of the finest and most spectacular university bands in the United States, the Aristocrats are the featured attraction during pregame and half-time performances at all home games and at most out-of-town competitions. Still in demand for halftime performances, parades and other special events, the band’s recent special appearances include a spot in the 2000 CBS Thanksgiving Day parade, performing with country music artists Big & Rich for the 2005 CMT Music Awards, the Nashville Symphony’s 2006 presentation of Porgy and Bess, and halftime performances for Tennessee Titans games. In January of 1993, the Aristocrat of Bands participated in the presidential inaugural parade for President Bill Clinton, marching in the streets of Washington, D.C. The band returned to Washington four years later for President Clinton’s second inauguration celebration. This year, the tradition will continue. Audiences will be thoroughly entertained by the band’s unique marching style and musical versatility. Graves is assisted by assistant band directors Reginald McDonald, James Sexton, and Sean Daniels, majorette coordinator Judy Fenton- Gentry, office manager Michelle Allen, secretary Melva Tate, announcer Ernie Allen, media specialist Cass Teague and instrument repair technician James Pitts.

NATIONALLY TELEVISED PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL HALF-TIME SHOWS PERFORMED BY THE T.S.U. BAND 1955-NBC: Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams in Chicago 1956-CBS: Cleveland Browns vs. New York Giants in Cleveland 1960-CBS/NBC: Baltimore Colts vs. Green Bay Packers in Baltimore 1963-NBC: NFL Championship Game - Chicago Bears vs. New York Giants in Chicago 1968-NBC: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Oakland Raiders in Cincinnati 1969-NBC: Cincinnati Bengals vs. New York Jets in Cincinnati 1970-NBC: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns in Cincinnati 1971-NBC: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns in Cincinnati 1973-CBS: Atlanta Falcons vs. St. Louis Cardinals in Atlanta 1978-NBC: Cincinnati Bengals vs. New England Patriots in Cincinnati 1993-NBC: Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland Browns in Cincinnati 1998-CBS: Tennessee Oilers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers in Nashville 2000-CBS: Tennessee Titans vs. New York Giants in Nashville 2001-ESPN: Tennessee Titans vs. Miami Dolphins in Nashville 2002-FOX: Tennessee Titans vs. Washington Redskins in Nashville

PROFESSOR EDWARD L. GRAVES BAND DIRECTOR

CHRONICLE OF PERFORMANCES 1955: First HBCU band to appear on national television. 1961: First HBCU band to march in a presidential inaugural parade. 1961: Performed in the Presidential Inaugural Parade of John F. Kennedy. 1981: Appeared in the CBS television movie The Concrete Cowboy. 1982: Appeared in a Hello Nashville Commercial for NBC affiliate WSMV. 1982: Featured ensemble at the College Band Directors’ National Association Regional Conference in Nashville. 1983: Featured ensemble at the College Band Directors’ National Association national meet-

ing in Atlanta, Ga. 1983: Voted Outstanding Band at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music First Invitational Jazz Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. 1983: Featured in WSMV Nashville Channel 4 News Special Report 1984: Mirage Bowl Football Game, Tokyo, Japan. 1984: Featured ensemble at the Music Educators’ National Conference, national meeting in Chicago, Ill. 1984: Voted Most Outstanding Band in the Memphis State University Invitational Jazz Festival. 1984: Invited to tour Nigeria by the United States Information Agency. 1985: Performed in concert with legendary jazz artist, Dizzy Gillespie at TSU. 1985: Performed at the All-American College Jazz Festival at Epcot Center, Orlando, Fla. 1992: Featured at the Memphis In May Tattoo Festival 1993: Performed in the Presidential Inaugural Parade of Bill Clinton. 1993: Appeared on CBS television The Morning Show from Washington, D.C. 1993: Appeared on Good Morning Memphis, Memphis, Tenn. 1993: Featured in WSMV Nashville Channel 4 News Special Report 1994: Public television special “Rain Doesn’t Fall on the Aristocrat of Bands” 1996: Appeared in Marty Stuart music video Magic Town 1997: Performed in the Presidential Inaugural Parade of Bill Clinton. 1997: Appeared on ABC television Good Morning America 1997: Featured in Nashville News Channel 5 Special Report 2000: Performed for the CBS All American Happy Thanksgiving Day Parade. 2002: Featured performer at the 58th National Biennial In-Service Conference of the Music Educators National Conference in Nashville, Tenn. 2003: Selected to represent Tennessee at the American Celebration of Music in China. 2003: Invited as one of ten bands to perform at the Inaugural Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase in Atlanta, Ga. 2003: Named official spirit band of the NFL Tennessee Titans. 2004: Invited to perform and named top vote getter at the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase in Atlanta, Ga. 2005: Invited as one of ten bands to perform at the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase in Atlanta. 2005: Performed with country music artists Big and Rich on the CMT Music Awards. 2006: Performed with the Nashville Symphony in Porgy & Bess. 2006: Featured performer at the 2nd HBCU National Band Directors Consortium Convention in Atlanta. 2006: Appeared on ABC television Good Morning America. 2007: Invited to perform at the North Texas Jazz Festival in Addison, Texas.

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The Sophisticated Ladies

THE

SOPHISTICATED

LADIES

In foreground view, The Tennessee State University Majorette squad has always been an exciting component of the T. S. U. Aristocrats of Bands. In the fall of 1991 the aforementioned was named the Sophisticated Ladies by the present choreographer/coordinator Ms. Judy Fenton Gentry. The Sophisticated Ladies not only exhibit talent, poise, grace, intelligence, but have great involvement with numerous community projects. They enjoy performing for children, and tutoring in their spare time. The Sophisticated Ladies are also credited with being the only majorettes to perform on national television. The squad was invited to “Deal or No Deal” to cheer on Lady Tigers’ basketball head coach Tracee Wells. The Team performs routines comprising of distinct styles of dance with precision and uniformityy as a theyy continue to transcend. As time has changed the Tennessee State University Majorette has evolved from bucket boots to go-go boots and now the silver shoe, but their motto rremains emains intact “Agile, Mobile and Versatile.”

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Homecoming Results

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Nashville, Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

Wiith a metropolitan population of nearly one million, Nashville is the largest city in the Ohio Valley Conference. Despite its size, Nashville is a pleasant mix of big city entertainment and “down home” friendliness. Tennessee State University is one of three historically black colleges and universities in Nashville. Tennessee State University is in the middle of the action. The main campus is located just five minutes west of downtown Nashville, while the Avon Williams campus is located in the heart of downtown.Nashville is a cornerstone of the mid-south economy, and Tennessee State University graduates are prominent in the Nashville community and business scene. Resting halfway between the northern and southern boundaries of the United States, Nashville is the capital of Tennessee and the entertainment, cultural and commercial center of the mid-south. Nashville’s location puts it near the nation’s Southern population center. Major cities such as Atlanta, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Memphis and Birmingham can all be reached by car within 3-5 hours. Nashville’s 17,000-seat Gaylord Entertainment Center, the home of the NHL Nashville Predators, hosted first- and second-round action of the 2000 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament and the 2001 Ohio Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Championships. The 2002 AFC Central Champion Tennessee Titans brought the National Football League to Nashville. The team currently shares its 67,000-seat home, the Coliseum, with the Tennessee State Football Tigers. The stadium is just across the Cumberland River from downtown Nashville. The Predators hit the ice in 1998. The team led the NHL in attendance for markets under two million its first year, drawing an average of 16,202 fans per game. Professional baseball can also be found in Nashville in with the Nashville Sounds. The Sounds play in the Pacific Coast League as the AAA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Known as “Music City, USA,” Nashville is a city whose music tastes range from country to rock to gospel. Nashville has several major concert venues along with some world-renowned music clubs. Most headline concert tours make a stop in Music City. When it comes to having a good time, there is no better place than Nashville. The city offers a multitude of sporting events, a full range of recreational opportunities, the largest movie theater east of the Mississippi River, restaurants, parks and places to shop. 160


TSU Athletics Staff SENIOR ADMINISTRATION

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY ATHLETIC STAFF

Wallace Dooley, Jr. Associate Athletics Director Media Relations Monroe Abram

Taneisha Alexander

Head Athletic Trainer - Sports Medicine

Manager - Ticket Office

Barry Gresham Associate Athletics Director Broadcasting & Sales Zekeya Anderson

Zellina Anderson

Assistant Coordinator - Media Relations

Lead Cashier - Ticket Office

Jennifer Bell-James Assistant Athletics Director Compliance Patrice Elder

Renae Golden-Bell

Associate Head Athletic Trainer - Sports Medicine

Office Manager

Valencia Jordan Associate Athletics Director/ Senior Woman Administrator Latessa Hickerson

Dr. Jesse James

Assistant Director - Compliance

Faculty Athletic - Representative

Carl Pillow Director of Athletic Operations Kevin Jurenko

Zena Lewis

Equipment Manager

Dr. Johnnie Smith Assistant Athletics Director Academic Services

Chuck Losey

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach

Assistant Director - Media Relations

Yvon Morris

Staff Assistant - Media Relations

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2009 Tiger Football Season Schedule Date Opponent

Location

Time

9/5

Nashville, Tenn.

6:00 p.m.

Memphis, Tenn.

6:00 p.m.

Alabama A&M (John Merritt Classic)

9/12

Jackson State

(Southern Heritage Classic)

9/19 Southern 9/26 Florida A&M

Baton Rouge, La. 6:00 p.m. Atlanta, Ga. 2:30 p.m.

(Atlanta Classic)

10/3 *Southeast *Southeast Missouri State Nashville, Tenn. 6:00 p.m. (Kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day)

10/10 *Eastern Kentucky 10/17 *Murray State (Bikerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Classic)

10/31 *Tennessee Tech 11/07 *Tennessee Martin (Homecoming)

11/14 *Austin Peay State 11/19 *Eastern Illinois

Richmond, Ky. 5:00 p.m. Nashville, Tenn. 6:00 p.m. Cookeville, Tenn. 1:30 p.m. Nashville, Tenn. 5:00 p.m. Clarksville, Tenn. 4:00 p.m. Charleston, Ill. 5:30 p.m.

* - OVC Game - All times are central - All times, locations and dates are subject to change

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