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TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents......................................................... 3 Quick Facts.................................................................. 4 Ohio Valley Conference............................................... 5 Tennessee State University..................................... 6-9 Dr. Glenda Glover, President.................................... 10 Teresa Phillips, Athletics Director............................ 11 2016 Football Outlook.......................................... 12-14 2016 Preseason Two-Deep Chart............................. 15 2016 Numerical Roster......................................... 16-17 Head Coach Rod Reed......................................... 18-19 Jeff Parker, Offensive Coordinator.......................... 20 Osita Alaribe, Defensive Coordinator...................... 20 Russ Ehrenfeld, Offensive Line................................ 21 Sidney Powell, Running Backs................................ 21 Kevin Mashack, Wide Receivers.............................. 22 Antonio Bradford, Tight Ends................................... 22 Ed Sanders, Defensive Backs-Safeties................... 23 Mikhal Kornegay, Defensive Backs-Corners........... 23 Nick Davison, Defensive Ends................................. 24 Jamar Ritch, Director of Operations........................ 24 TJ Greenstone, Director of Strength & Conditioning.... 25 Trevor Searcy, Athletic Trainer................................. 25 Christina Carroll, Athletic Trainer............................. 25 Jake Morgan, Equipment Manager.......................... 25

Player Profiles....................................................... 26-41 2015 Game Recaps............................................... 42-46 2015 Statistics....................................................... 47-49 Game Day Broadcast................................................. 50 Individual Records................................................ 51-59 Team Records....................................................... 60-61 Year-by-Year Leaders........................................... 62-68 Single Game Performances................................. 69-72 Single Season Team Performances.................... 73-74 Preseason All-OVC Selections................................. 75 All-OVC Selections............................................... 76-77 Draft Picks............................................................. 78-79 Tigers in the NFL................................................... 80-82 Tigers in the Super Bowl........................................... 83 All-Time Letterwinners......................................... 84-89 All-Americans........................................................ 90-91 Nissan Stadium..................................................... 92-93 Hale Stadium......................................................... 94-95 The Classics.......................................................... 96-97 John Merritt and Brown Jug Classic....................... 98 Sgt. York Trophy................................................. 99-100 Homecoming............................................................ 101 Year-by-Year Results........................................ 102-110

CREDITS The 2016 Tennessee State University Football Media Guide was prepared by the Office of Athletic Media Relations. Layout and design by Alex Mitchell and Jose’ Garcia. Photographs by Sam Jordan, Nathaniel Perry, and the Tennessee State University Athletic Archives. All rights reserved. Thanks to the TSU Xerox Service. 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.


2016 QUICK FACTS GENERAL INFORMATION Name of School ............................ Tennessee State University City/Zip .................................................Nashville, Tenn. 37209 Founded ...........................................................................1912 Enrollment .......................................................................9,165 Nickname......................................................................... Tigers School Colors ....................................... Reflex Blue and White Affiliation ..........................................................NCAA Division I Conference .............................. Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Stadium ............................................ Nissan Stadium (69,143) Surface................................................... Tifsport Bermuda Sod Stadium.........................................W.J. Hale Stadium (15,000) Surface................................................................Bermuda Sod President ..................................................... Dr. Glenda Glover Director of Athletics.............................................Teresa Phillips Athletics Department Phone ............................ (615) 963-5034 Ticket Manger................................................. Zellina Anderson Ticket Office Phone.......................................... (615) 963-5841 Web Site........................................................... TSUTigers.com University Web Site...............................................TNState.edu COACHING STAFF Head Coach ................................................................ Rod Reed Alma Mater, Year . .................................. Tennessee State, 1988 TSU Record (Years) ................... 36-33, 18-27 OVC (7th year) Career Record .................................................................Same Offensive Coordinator/QB’s......................................Jeff Parker Alma Mater....................... Bethune-Cookman, 1994 (7th year) Running Backs Coach........................................ Sidney Powell Alma Mater....................................Morehouse, 1997 (1st year) Offensive Line Coach....................................... Russ Ehrenfeld Alma Mater, Year........................Chattanooga, 1981 (5th year) Defensive Coordinator...........................................Osita Alaribe Alma Mater, Year..............North Carolina A&T, 2004 (8th year) Wide Receivers Coach....................................... Kevin Mashak Alma Mater, Year.................Tennessee State, 2007 (2nd year) Safeties Coach/Special Teams............................... Ed Sanders Alma Mater, Year..................Tennessee State, 2000 (7th year) Corners Coach............................................... Mikhal Kornegay Alma Mater, Year........................ Florida State, 2006 (5th year) Defensive Line Coach .........................................Nick Davison Alma Mater, Year ......................Chattanooga, 2012 (2nd Year) Tight Ends Coach...........................................Antonio Bradford Alma Mater, Year....................Alabama State, 2005 (2nd Year) Director of Strength & Conditioning................... TJ Greenstone Alma Mater, Year.............................Vanderbilt, 2011 (1st Year) Equipmet Manager .............................................. Jake Morgan Alma Mater, Year ................................Auburn, 2012 (1st Year) Director of Operations............................................Jamar Ritch Alma Mater, Year........................Fresno State, 2009 (1st Year) Athletic Trainer . ................................................. Trevor Searcy Alma Mater, Year ...............Middle Tennessee, 2006 (1st Year)

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TSU FOOTBALL HISTORY First Season......................................................................1912 All-Time Record.......................................................547-280-33 First Year in OVC...............................................................1988 Record in the OVC.........................................................89-105 OVC Championships (Last)......................................... 2 (1999) NCAA FCS Playoff Appearances (Last)....................... 5 (2013) HBCU National Championships (Last).......................14 (2013) Cumulative All-Americans....................................................324 TEAM INFORMATION 2015 Overall Record.............................................................4-6 Home: ..................................................................................2-2 Away: ...................................................................................1-4 Neutral: ................................................................................1-0 2015 OVC Record (Finish).......................................... 1-6 (7th) Home: ..................................................................................1-2 Away: ...................................................................................0-4 Offensive Formation.......................................Spread/Pro Style Defensive Formation............................................................4-3 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost.........................................6/5 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost........................................8/4 Letterwinners Returning/Lost............................................65/25 Newcomers........................................................................... 22 ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS Jose’ F. Garcia Assistant Director (Football Contact) Phone............................................615-963-5674 Cell................................................615-838-4199 E-mail........................................ jgarcia1@tnstate.edu Football, Softball, M&W Golf Zekeya Anderson Harrison Coordinator (FB & BB Credentials) Phone............................................615-963-1867 Cell................................................615-828-3603 E-mail.................................. zanderson01@tnstate.edu Women’s Basketball

Gavin Nevill Assistant (Football Secondary) Phone............................................615-963-5674 Cell................................................610-442-3431 E-mail........................................tnevill@tnstate.edu Men’s Basketball, M&W Track and Field

Daniel Fitzpatrick Intern Phone............................................615-963-5922 Cell................................................260-206-4573 E-mail..................................... dfitzpat@tnstate.edu Volleyball, Women’s Basketball (Secondary), M&W Tennis

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THE OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE Entering its 65th year, the Ohio Valley Conference continues to build on the success that has made it the nation’s eighth-oldest NCAA Division I conference. For only the second time in a decade, the Conference expanded by adding Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as the league’s 11th member in 2008. 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 2009-10 school year saw a change in leadership as Beth DeBauche was named the seventh fulltime Commissioner in league history. She is currently one of just five females to be the head of a Division I conference, and one of just eight to lead a Division I conference all-time. The last three commissioners of the OVC have moved onto jobs as the commissioner of the Big Ten, Big 12 and the Mid-American Conferences. The OVC’s proud past dates back to 1948, but seeds for the new league were actually planted in 1941. 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. 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.

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. 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.

A first in the OVC occurred in 2008, when the league had a first round

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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.”

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Today, Tennessee State University’s student enrollment is more than 9,000. 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 45 countries and 46 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.

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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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The DAVIS BUILDING is topped by its landmark cupola and houses the Department of Languages, Literature and Philosophy and the Thomas E. Poag Auditorium. The building, which once housed the administrative offices, is named after TSU’s second president Dr. Walter S. Davis. KEAN HALL, a simplified Art Deco style gymnasium erected in 1951 at a cost of $1,500,000 was dedicated Wednesday, November 25, 1953. The structure is located on the south side of the campus at John Merritt Boulevard and 33rd Avenue, North and is named after former TSU Football head coach and Athletic Director, Henry A. Kean. The building contained at the time of its construction: a gymnasium, health, physical education and recreation classrooms, laboratories, staff offices, and facilities for indoor intramural sports, staff and student recreation and physical therapy. The building was vacated in 1980 when the HPER moved to the new Gentry Center Complex. The $300,000 renovation, approved in 1986-1987, connected the building to the Floyd-Payne campus center in 1991. The building became a recreational facility for the general campus population. It also serves as the headquarters for the Air Force ROTC, TSU Athletics and the academic and Hall of Fame.

The PERFORMING ARTS CENTER is located adjacent to the east side of the existing Strange Music Building. The facility houses the Theater, Television, Radio and Music Departments and includes a complete renovation of the Strange Music Building. A performance theater seating for 400 was constructed as part of the new building. Theater department spaces include classrooms, support spaces and offices. Rehearsal and production facilities are provided for television and radio departments, as well as offices and support areas. The music department has new laboratory facilities, practice rooms, classrooms, offices and an expanded band practice room and support facilities. The project included approximately 30,400 sq. ft. of renovated space (the Strange Music Building) and 43,000 sq. ft. of new construction.

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The FLOYD-PAYNE CAMPUS CENTER contains various student and administrative offices, campus bookstore, post office, and dining services. The Center is named after former TSU student and fifth president, Otis L. Floyd, and long-time Dean of Students and Vice-President of Student Affairs, Joseph A. Payne. The BROWN-DANIEL LIBRARY was erected in 1976 and opened for service during the summer of 1977. This present structure has 82,000 square feet of space with special study and research facilities for faculty and graduate students, and a Special Collections Room which houses the University’s historical archives, theses, dissertations, and other special materials. The library is named in memory of Library Directors, Martha M. Brown and Lois H. Daniel.

The AVERITTE AMPHITHEATER located in the center of campus; landscaped and has permanent seating for 200. The structure is named after Laura M. Averitte, author of Tennessee State University’s alma mater.

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DR. GLENDA

GLOVER

UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

4TH YEAR, TENNESSEE STATE Glenda Glover joined the University January 2, 2013, as its eighth president. Glover previously served as the Dean of the School of Business at Jackson State University.

the implementation of online learning programs, developed the university’s internal fiscal accountability measures and served as a key liaison to local and national elected officials.

the Board of Directors of MetroJackson Chamber of Commerce, Chairperson of the City of Jackson Planning Board, District of Columbia Housing and Community Development Advi-

A licensed attorney and certified public accountant, Glover earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from TSU in 1974, an MBA from Clark Atlanta University in 1976, the J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994 and her Ph.D. in Business Economics and Policy from George Washington University in 1990.

Before joining Jackson State, she began her full-time academic career as chairperson of the accounting department at Howard.

sory Board, and member of the Harvard Business School Management Alliance. She is a recipient of the Drum Major for Justice Award, Distinguished Woman of the Year Award, Dean of the Year Award, and Most Outstanding Philanthropist.

President Glover served at Jackson State University since 1994 and led the College of Business to implement programs leading up through the Ph. D. degree. Her guidance has included the development of retention strategies and ensuring compliance with accreditation standards. President Glover has also played an important role in fundraising for the college, leading a successful $5 million initiative and obtaining the university’s first endowed chair. She spearheaded

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University in Washington, D.C., from 19901994. She went to Howard after serving in increasingly responsible roles in industry, including as chief financial officer and senior vice president of Metter Industries, manager of investor relations for the Potomac Electric Power Co. in D.C., and accountant at Arthur Andersen in Memphis. President Glover has served on the boards of directors of several private and public companies, including First Guaranty Bancshares, Student Loan Corp., The Lenox Group, Regions Bank of Mississippi, Jackson Municipal Airport Authority, and Economic Analysis. Dr. Glover has also served as a member of

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Along with her academic and administrative accomplishments, President Glover has been published in several highly regarded journals and refereed proceedings, and made numerous presentations at professional meetings and conferences. She has also served as an editorial advisor for one of the most prestigious journals in the accounting profession. President Glover, a Memphis native, and her husband, Charles, have two adult children, Candace and Charles.


TERESA

PHILLIPS

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

15TH YEAR, VANDERBILT Teresa Lawrence-Phillips became head of the Tennessee State University

1993–94 squad to the program’s first-ever OVC regular season crown, the

Phillips earned several honors as a three-year letter winner at Vanderbilt.

athletics department in April of 2002. As director, the athletic department

Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship, and the team’s first ap-

She was the first recipient of the Lady Commodore Athlete of the Year honor,

has made tremendous strides on the playing field, campus, community and

pearance ever in the NCAA tournament.

given to the best all-around female athlete. In addition, she received the

classroom.

Nashville Civitan’s Sportsmanship Award in 1979 and 1980. Phillips and her staff enjoyed their most successful season in 1994–95 as the

Some accomplishments under the Phillips’ administration include the

Lady Tigers (22–7, 12–4 OVC) shared the regular season title. TSU claimed

Community oriented, Phillips has assisted with the National Youth Sports

launching of the first official website for TSU Athletics in August of 2002, the

its second consecutive tournament title and a trip to the NCAA tournament.

Drug Program and has been appointed to several boards and committees

revitalization of the Big Blue Booster Club, the recognition of Ohio Valley Con-

which include: NCAA Basketball Rules, NCAA Championship Cabinet, Fellow-

ference Scholar Athletes, and conference championships in volleyball, wom-

She has been invited twice to serve as an assistant coach for USA Basketball

ship of Christian Athletes, Boys’ & Girls’ Club, the Vanderbilt Alumni Advisory

en’s track including a PGA minority national championship in men’s golf.

(1995 and 1999) and was invited to serve as an assistant coach for the U.S.

Board and the Nashville Sports Council Executive Board.

Olympic Festival North Squad. Phillips also has the distinction of being the first woman ever to coach an

She has held memberships in several organizations, including the Black

NCAA Division I men’s basketball team en route to being named one of the

Prior to her stint at TSU, Phillips was head coach at Fisk University for four

Coaches Association, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, the NCAA

“101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports” by Sports Illustrated in 2003.

years. She guided the Bulldogs to WIAC League and Tournament Champion-

Championship and Competition Cabinet and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

ships in 1987 and 1988 and was tabbed WIAC Coach of the Year twice (1987, She was also named as the Second Most Influential Woman in Sports in

1988). She compiled a 68-34 overall record with the Bulldogs.

Tennessee by The Tennessean newspaper. In addition, she was named USA

She is an inaugural member of the Girls’ Preparatory School Sports Hall of Fame and a 2008 inductee of the Lookout Mountain Sports Hall of Fame. She lives in

Today’s National Coach of the Year in 1990 and was a three-time OVC Coach

She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in Eco-

of the Year selection.

nomics before obtaining a Masters in Education from TSU in 1999. Phillips,

Nashville with her two sons, Micah and Kyle.

who helped recruit six All-Americans and seven All-State players, served as No stranger to athletic success, she was head coach of the Lady Tigers bas-

an assistant coach with the Lady Commodores (1981-1984) winning the

ketball program at TSU for 11 seasons from 1989-2000. Phillips guided the

N.I.T. in 1983.

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2016 SEASON PREVIEW

In 2015, Tennessee State football was looking to the depth chart after the departure of six starters on offense and nine on defense wondering “whose next”? The answer to the previous question is answered in who will take the field for the Tigers in 2016, as the Big Blue returns six on offense and eight on defense. TSU looks to continue its resurgence, as 10 of the 14 returnees are still able to return in 2017. The Tigers finished 4-6 last year, which snapped a string of three consecutive non-losing seasons. TSU will look to bounce back for seventh year head coach Rod Reed.

Laquarius Cook (58), Ebenezer “Ebo” Ogundeko (52), Rodney Edwards (41), Blair Edwards (33), Ezra Robinson (30), Latrelle Lee (29), Terrell Bonds (28) and David Kamara (25). They will look to return to being one of the top defensive squads in the country. QUARTERBACKS Despite missing action due to injuries during his redshirt-freshman campaign, Ackerman-Carter was able to throw 11 scoring passes as he completed 110 passes in 190 attempts

Tennessee State returns its top scorer at quarterback, wide receiver, running back and kicker. The offense will rely on redshirt-sophomore quarterback O’Shay Ackerman-Carter and preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference wide receiver Patrick Smith (R-Jr.) to pace the offense. On the other side of the ball, the defense returns ten of the teams’ top 13 tacklers, including Justin North, who finished 13th with 20, despite getting very early in the third game of the season. Chris Collins tops the returnees with 79 stops and is joined by

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for 1,279, throwing only five interceptions. He will return with the starting nod, but will be pushed by Ronald Butler who has seen action in 25 contests through his first three seasons, starting 13. Butler is a capable option as he is just 29 pass attempts away from breaking into the TSU Top 10 Career List. The senior finished 65-of115 for 813 yards, as he tossed eight scoring passes with seven picks. Butler also ran for 199 yards, including a touchdown. Redshirt-freshman Michael Hughes supplies the depth behind the two veterans.


BACKFIELD Erick Evans led the Tigers over the final four games of 2015, carrying the ball 65 times, gaining 372 yards and averaging 5.7 yards per carry, 93 yards per game while crossing the goal line for five of his team leading six rushing touchdowns. Evans also proved to be another option out of the backfield over the final two games, catching 11 balls for 84 yards. Marcus Deanes looks to get more touches after carrying the ball 10 times a year ago, as the Tigers will need to replace Telvin Hooks and Tom Smith. Redshirt-freshman Tyler Black will also be added to the game plan, along with fullbacks Terence Harris, EJ Junior and Andrew Knox. RECEIVERS Smith, an All-OVC Preseason selection, led all TSU receivers with 10 touchdowns as he completed his inaugural season with 996 yards on 54 receptions. The Tigers are hoping for breakout seasons from seniors Chris Sanders-McCollum and Dantwaun O’Neal along with redshirt-junior Quindell Cousin. The Big Blue will count on newcomers, Ronnie Killings, Steven Newbold and Butler, when not at quarterback, to make an impact in the passing game. At tight end, returners Rodney Morris, Mahlon Medley and Larry Haralson will have the task of replacing Joshawn Bowens

and Archie Denard. Bowens was the quarterbacks’ second favorite target in 2015, capping off a strong career with 28 catches, 253 yards and three touchdowns. OFFENSIVE LINE Up front, Tennessee State will rely on the protection from All-OVC Preseason team member, Jessamen Dunker, along with veterans Thomas Burton and Kevin Kenton. Justin Brooks and Chris Wallace gained valuable experience a year ago as they filled in due to injuries along the line. The twosome hopes to provide depth on the offensive front along with redshirt-freshman Lachavious Simmons,

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who comes in at 6-5, 290, and Camren Jones (6-3, 315). TSU also went out to find added strength in the form of transfers Ty Allen (6-3, 290) and Xzavier McAllister (6-7, 350) and newcomer Jamahl Jelks (6-5, 305). DEFENSIVE LINE The defensive front is led by All-OVC Preseason pick, Ebenezer (Ebo) Ogundeko. Ogundeko was the lone All-OVC First Team selection in 2015 after finishing with 52 tackles, 10 for loss, five sacks, three quarterback hurries and a forced fumble. The Tigers were tagged with a setback as they lost returning senior Rodney Edwards before the season and will redshirt in 2016. Edwards collected 41 tackles, recovered two fumbles, garnered two sacks, QB hurry and a pass deflection. Latrell Lee proved to be a nice addition opposite of Ogundeko, as he recorded four and a half sacks, 29 tackles and two forced fumbles. Marvin Maddox and Dell Porter will also provide depth on the outside along with transfers, Sidney Hammond and Jerquez Hughey. Roc-M Nesbitt and Jason Morrow will replace Edwards in the middle and will receive added help from true freshman Michael Perry and redshirts Kevin DeWalt and Quintis Maddox.

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LINEBACKERS The linebackers may prove to be the strength of the defense with the experience provided by Justin North, Antonio Justice and Chris Collins. North returns after sitting out 80 percent of the season, while Collins moved from the outside to the middle for North. The junior ended up leading the team with 79 tackles, 31 solos, 38 assists, and collected six tackles for loss, including a safety and an interception. Demetro Stephens and Blair Edwards picked up experience as true freshman last season as they filled in due to injuries. Edwards finished seventh on the team with 33 tackles, as well as a sack, a forced and recovered fumble. Stephens registered two tackles-for-loss, including a sack.

highlighted the season by forcing a pair of fumbles. Ladarius Johnson, Gabe Scott, redshirt-freshman Shakur Jackson and newcomer Dajour Nesbeth will need to step in and fill holed left by the departures of Bernell Brooks, Ty Law and Javon Brandon. SPECIAL TEAMS Lane Clark will return for his third season after scoring 50 points on 26-of29 extra points and 8-of-14 field goals. The kicker is just one of 16 returning kickers who converted on a field goal of 50 yards or more in 2015. The ju-

DEFENSIVE BACKS Terrell Bonds and Ezra Robinson return to lockdown the corners and will receive support in the middle from Laquarius Cook, David Kamara and Trevion Duncan. Cook finished second on the team with 58 tackles, while Kamara added 25. Duncan saw action as a true freshman and

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nior split the uprights from 50 yards at Nissan Stadium against Eastern Illinois. Austin Rowley returns after averaging 38.5 yards per punt, including seven of which traveled over 50 yards, in his first season as a Tiger. Redshirt-freshman Mitchell Boudreaux will provide depth and can be used in kickoffs, a place kicker or in a punting role. Smith will return as the primary returner for punts, while Gabe Scott and Marcus Deanes will be potential options for the second consecutive year. Incoming freshman Christian Rowland will also be called upon to handle returning duties as well.


PROJECTED TWO-DEEP

OFFENSE TE

# 4 – Rodney Morris, 6-3, 220, R-Jr. # 84 – Larry Haralson II, 6-4, 215, R-So.

DEFENSE DE

# 1 – Ebenezer Ogundeko, 6-3, 255, R-Jr. # 48 – Marvin Maddox, 6-3, 245, R-So.

LT

# 66 – Jessamen Dunker, 6-4, 300, R-Sr. # 70 – Chris Wallace, Jr., 6-6, 270, R-So.

DT

# 92 – Jason Morrow, 6-2, 285, R-Jr. # 94 – Roc-M Nesbitt, 6-3, 255, R-Jr..

LG

# 65 – Ty Allen, 6-3, 290, Jr. # 73 – Justin Brooks, 6-5, 270, R-So.

Nose # 76 – Terrence Summers, 6-2, 310, R-So. # 97 – Justin Culpepper, 6-1, 255, Fr.

C

# 64 – Thomas Burton, 6-2, 290, R-So. # 74 – Kevin Kenton, 6-2, 300, R-Sr.

DE

RG # 74 – Kevin Kenton, 6-2, 300, R-Sr. # 72 – Camren Jones, 6-3, 290, R-Fr. RT

# 58 – Latrelle Lee, 6-2, 225, Jr. # 56 – Sidney Hammond, 6-1, 250, R-Jr.

SLB # 53 – Justin North, 6-2, 230, Sr. # 42 – Demetro Stephens, Jr., 6-2, 235, So.

# 60 – Lachavious Simmons, 6-5, 290, R-Fr. MLB # 32 – Chris Collins, 5-11, 230, Jr. # 67 – Justin Brooks, 6-5, 270, R-So. # 50 – Joe Johnson, 6-1, 215, Jr.

WR # 7 – Ronnie Killings, 6-1, 185, Fr. # 1 – Steven Newbold, 5-11, 170, Fr.

WLB # 14 – Antonio Justice Jr., 6-1,210, R-Sr. # 30 – Blair Edwards, 6-1, 195, So.

WR # 17 – Patrick Smith, 6-0, 190, R-Jr. LC # 9 – Chris Sanders-McCollum, 6-5, 190, R-Sr.

# 21 – Ezra Robinson, 6-1, 180, R-Sr. # 22 – Lakhalon Holland, 5-10, 185, R-So.

QB # 2 – O’Shay Ackerman-Carter, 6-2, 215, R-So. FS # 10 – Ronald Butler, 6-1, 185, Sr.

# 26 – Laquarius Cook, 6-0, 175, R-So. # 12 – Larry Wilhoite, 6-0, 185, Fr.

HB

# 27 – Erick Evans, 5-10, 185, R-Jr. # 25 – Sabree Curtis, 5-10, 180, Fr.

SS

# 24 – Trevion Duncan, 5-11, 180, So. # 3 – David Kamara, 5-10, 200, Sr.

FB

# 46 – EJ Junior, 6-0, 220, R-Sr. # 37 – Tyric Reid, 5-11, 243, R-Fr.

RC

# 5 – Terrell Bonds, 5-9, 176, Jr. # 10 – Dejour Nesbitt, 6-1, 180, Fr.

SPECIALISTS LS # 88 – Thomas Newberg, 6-4, 190, Fr. H # 18 – Austin Rowley, 5-11, 165, So. P # 18 – Austin Rowley, 5-11, 165, So. K # 41 – Lane Clark, 5-11, 170, Jr. KR # 17 – Patrick Smith, 6-0, 190, R-Jr. PR # 19 – Gabe Scott, 5-10, 165, So.

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Name Ebenezer Ogundeko Steven Newbold O’Shay Ackerman-Carter David Kamara Chris Rowland Rodney Morris Terrell Bonds Earl Harrison Ronnie Killings Mahlon Medley Chris Sanders-McCollum Ronald Butler Dajour Nesbeth Rodrick Robinson Michael Hughes Larry Wilhoite Dantwaun O’Neal Antonio Justice, Jr. Jeremias Elston Tyler Black Quindell Cousin Reggie Gunn Patrick Smith Aaron Cauthen Austin Rowley Gabe Scott Shakur Jackson Ezra Robinson LaKhalon Holland Ladarius Johnson Trevion Duncan Sabree Curtis, Jr. Laquarius Cook Erick Evans Marcus Deanes Andre Knox Blair Edwards Chris Collins Seth Rowland Arkeem Granger Nicholas Fuqua Desmond Johnson Tyric Reid Andrew Knox Terence Harris, II Kevin DeWalt Lane Clark Demetro Stephens, Jr. Mitchell Boudreaux Quintis Maddox Dell Porter EJ Junior, IV Logan McClellan Joseph Johnson

Pos. DE WR QB CB WR TE CB RB WR TE WR QB CB QB QB S WR LB QB WR WR LB WR TE P CB DB CB CB CB SS RB SS RB RB RB LB LB RB RB RB DB FB FB FB DE K LB K DE LB RB S LB

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

Wt. 255 170 215 200 170 220 176 205 185 225 190 180 187 177 230 185 210 225 210 180 200 195 190 235 180 165 170 180 190 185 180 175 190 185 190 210 200 230 185 220 190 190 243 250 242 230 170 235 150 260 250 240 175 230

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

Hometown (Previous School) Brooklyn, N.Y. (Clemson) Carol City, Fla. (Carol City HS) Jacksonville, Fla. (Georgia Prep) Loganville, Ga. (Ole Miss) Nolensville, Tenn. (Ravenwood HS) Alpharetta, Ga. (UAB) Miami, Fla. (Miami Central HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Ridgeway HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Navy) Charlotte, NC (Mallard Creek HS) Fairburn, Ga. (Creekside HS) Tallahassee, Fla. (Lincoln HS) Winter Garden, Fla. (West Orange HS) Miami Gardens, Fla. (Miami Norland HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Franklin Road Academy) DeLand, Fla. (DeLand HS) Montgomery, Ala. (St. Jude Educational Institute) Hendersonville, Tenn. (Hendersonville HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Blackman HS) Jacksonville, Fla. (Trinity Christian Academy) Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven HS) Douglasville, Ga. (Douglas County HS) San Diego, Calif. (Helix Charter HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Trezevant HS) Roswell, Ga. (Roswell HS) Sarasota, Fla. (Michigan State) Jacksonville, Fla (Ribault HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Hillwood HS) Houston, Texas (Lamar HS) Fairburn, Ga. (Creekside HS) Birmingham, Ala. (Wenonah HS) Dallas, Texas (North Texas) Memphis, Tenn. (Southwind HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Siegel HS) Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City HS) Fairburn, Ga. (Creekside HS) Brentwood, Tenn. (Georgia Prep) Pembroke Pines, Fla. (Flanagan HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Overton HS) Huntsville, Ala. (J.O. Johnson HS) Eustis, Fla. (Eustis HS) Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Siegel HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy) Cincinnati, Ohio (Kent State) Hays, Kan. (Hays HS) Lithonia, Ga. (Arabia Mountain HS) Slidell, La. (Brother Martin HS) Conyers, Ga. (Salem HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose HS) Middletown, Ohio (Cincinnati) O’Fallon, Ill. (O’Fallon HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Brentwood Academy)

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Ian Martin Andrew Cothran Justin North Dante’ Ferguson, Jr. Robert Crawford Sidney Hammond Reed Crim Latrelle Lee Timerik Cook Lachavious Simmons Tyrell Doss Thomas Burton Ty Allen Jessaman Dunker Justin Brooks Chris Wallace, Jr. Camren Jones Jamahl Jelks Kevin Kenton Terrence Summers Reginald Marshall, Jr. Jeff Scott Xzavier McAllister Colby Green Patrick Hill DeVon Johnson Larry Haralson II Jamal Kirklen Mazio Rhodes Thomas Newberg Marvin Maddox Jason Morrow Michael Perry III Roc-M Nesbitt Justin Culpepper Jerquez Hughey

LB DE LB LB DT DE LB DE LS OT OG OC OL OT OL OL OG OL OG DT OL OL OL P WR WR WR WR WR LS DE DT DT DT DT DT

6-2 5-11 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-5 6-5 6-6 6-3 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-5 6-7 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-4 5-11 6-0 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-4

245 Fr. 235 R-Fr. 230 R-Jr. 225 R-Fr. 265 R-Fr. 250 R-Jr. 210 Fr. 240 Jr. 215 R-Fr. 305 R-Fr. 290 R-So. 305 R-So. 300 Jr. 305 R-Sr. 300 R-So. 302 R-So. 315 R-Fr. 305 Fr. 300 R-Sr. 310 R-So. 300 R-So. 298 Fr. 350 Jr. 190 Fr. 180 R-So. 165 Jr. 215 R-So. 167 Fr. 180 R-Jr. 190 Fr. 245 R-So. 260 R-Jr. 330 Fr. 255 R-Jr. 255 Fr. 275 Fr.

Johnson City, Tenn. (David Crockett HS) Nashville, Tenn. (East HS) Orlando, Fla. (Freedom HS) Lithonia, Ga. (Arabia Mountain HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Father Ryan HS) Kennesaw, Ga. (Western Kentucky) Keller, Texas (Keller HS) Dothan, Ala. (Dothan HS) Decatur, Ga. (DeKalb HS) Selma, Ala. (Selma HS) Dyersburg, Tenn. (Dyersburg HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven HS) Warner Robins, Ga. (Merced CC) Boynton Beach, Fla. (Florida) Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose HS) Springfield, Ill. (Lanphier HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Ridgeway HS) Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City HS) West Palm Beach, Fla. (Palm Beach Lakes HS) Springfield, Tenn. (Hutchinson CC) Madison, Tenn. (Bethel) Peoria, Ill. (Peoria HS) Canton, Ohio (Merced CC) Nashville, Tenn. (Ensworth HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Sheffield HS) Huntsville, Ala. (Alabama A&M) Smyrna, Tenn. (Smyrna HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Hillwood HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Hunters Lane HS) Thompson Station, Tenn. (Independence HS) Jacksonville, Fla. (Ribault HS) Nashville, Tenn. (Glencliff HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven HS) Atlanta, Ga. (Carver HS) Lakeland, Fla. (Kathleen HS) Montezuma, Ga. (Air Force Prep)

Coaching Staff: Head Coach: Rod Reed (Tennessee State, 1988), Seventh Season Assistant Coaches: Jeff Parker (Bethune-Cookman, 1994), Assistant Head/Offensive Coordinator/QB’s, Seventh Season Osita Alaribe (North Carolina A&T, 2004), Defensive Coordinator, Eighth Season Russ Ehrenfeld (Chattanooga, 1981), Offensive Line Coach, Fifth Season Kevin Mashack (Tennessee State, 2007), Wide Receivers Coach, Second Season Antonio Bradford (Alabama State, 2005), Tight Ends Coach, First Season Sidney Powell (Morehouse, 1997), Running Backs Coach, First Season Ed Sanders (Tennessee State, 2000), Safeties Coach/Special Teams Coordinator, Seventh Season Mikhal Kornegay (Florida State, 2006), Corners Coach, Fifth Season Nick Davison (Chattanooga, 2012), Defensive Line Coach, Second Season Jamar Ritch (Fresno State, 2009), Director of Operations, First Season TJ Greenhouse (Vanderbilt, 2011), Director of Strength & Conditioning, First Season Trevor Searcy (Middle Tennessee, 2006), Head Athletic Trainer, First Season Jake Morgan (Auburn, 2012), Equipment Manager, First Season

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ROD

REED

HEAD COACH

7TH YEAR, TENNESSEE STATE ‘88 Rod Reed enters his seventh season at the helm of the Tennessee State football program after being named head coach on December 18, 2009. He served as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator during the 2009 season. Reed experienced immediate success as a head coach, leading the Tigers to a win in his debut game, 27-14, over Alabama A&M on Sept. 4, 2010 in the John Merritt Classic. He also broke an eight-game losing streak to Florida A&M, downing the Rattlers, 29-18, in the Atlanta Classic. Reed coached six players to All-OVC Teams including safety Eugene Clifford who also was a Sports Network, Phil Steele and BOXTOROW All-American. The Tigers increased their win total in their second season under Reed and finished the 2011 season on a hot streak, winning four of their last six games. The stretch included a, 42-40, upset win at No. 19 ranked Tennessee Tech on Oct. 15. Reed produced even more All-OVC players in year two, as seven made postseason squads. Two more defenders garnered All-American honors under Reed’s tutelage in linebacker Rico Council and Joseph Wylie. He also helped Lamar Divens and Sidney Tarver ink NFL contracts.

Big Blue continued its success in 2012 by rattling off seven straight victories to open the season. The Tigers finished the year with an 8-3 record, its best since 2001. The performance earned TSU HBCU Program of the Year honors by HBCU Huddle. Several players earned postseason accolades including running back Trabis Ward who was named to the College Sports All-American Team after running for 1,460 yards and 15 touchdowns. Three more Tigers were Sheridan All-Americans including Sherman Carter who signed an NFL deal with fellow offensive lineman Rogers Gaines following suit. Reed turned in his finest season to date in 2013, as the Tigers finished 10-4 and won a FCS Playoff Game for the first time since 1986. It capped an impressive run in which Reed improved his club’s win total by at least two in each of his first four campaigns. TSU won its first HBCU National Championship since 1982 and the team’s shutout win over Butler in the first round of the playoffs was the first victory for the OVC in postseason play in nearly 30 years. A school record 12 Tigers were chosen to the league’s all-conference teams at season’s end and Kadeem Edwards (143rd) and Demetrius Rhaney (250th) were selected in the NFL Draft. In 2014, Reed’s defense ranked inside the top-10 for the third

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straight season. Middle linebacker Nick Thrasher tallied 128 stops on the season, which was sixth-most in a single-season in school history and the highest total for a Tiger since 1991. Thrasher also moved up to second-place in tackles in the TSU record book over the course of the season, finishing with 358. Quarterback Mike German threw for 2,846 yards on the year, helping him break the 34 year old school-mark with 8,664 career yards. Reed has coached a total of 22 All-Americans and 49 All-OVC Players in his five seasons as a head coach and has staked a 32-27 record. He began coaching at TSU in 2003 and served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach. At the conclusion of the season in which Reed returned to the TSU sideline, the Tigers led the OVC in total defense for the first time in school history. The defense accomplished the same feat in 2008 finishing at the top of the OVC in total defense. A keen recruiter as an assistant, Reed was responsible for bringing several notable key players into the TSU program. Reed is noted for recruiting Javarris Williams (2009 seven-round draft pick, Kansas City Chiefs), Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (2008


first-round draft pick, Arizona Cardinals), Shaun Richardson, Lamar Divens (Baltimore Ravens, 2008) and Corneilus Lewis. He has also coached All-America and professional player, Jamie Landrom (Jacksonville Jaguars). Reed was a four-year letter winner for the TSU Tigers from 1984 - 1988. He capped off his career by being named Sheridan All-America his senior season. He set the Tiger record for career tackles from his linebacker slot and in 1987, he set the single season record for tackles with 197. He helped lead the Tigers to the second round of the 1986 Division I-AA playoffs and was selected as Defensive MVP in 1987 and 1988. Following completion of his bachelor’s degree, Reed entered the coaching profession. He held positions at Prairie View A&M (Linebackers, 2001), Bethune-Cookman University (Linebackers, 92-96), and Seabreeze High School (DC, 96-00) in Daytona Beach, Fla. Within those positions he coached five first-team all-conference linebackers and a pair of All-Americans. Before coming to TSU, Reed previously coached at East Texas Baptist College (00-03) in his hometown of Marshall, Texas. He served as defensive coordinator for East Texas Baptist, which launched its football program during the 2000 season. The 2002 Texas Baptist defense ranked second in their conference in scoring defense and third in rushing defense. The team did not allow points in either the first or third periods through the first eight games in 2002. Reed is the son of Robert Reed, Jr., an All-America offensive guard for the Tigers in 1963 and 1964 who later played professionally for the Washington Redskins. Reed is the university’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes representative and in 2009 he participated in the NCAA Football Coaches Academy. He and his wife, Tamika, are the parents of four children, Terry, Takara, Briah, and Marcel.

THE ROD REED FILE Tennessee State (12 Years) Head Coach............................................................................... 2010 - Present Assistant Coach............................................................................. 2003 - 2009 East Texas Baptist (Three Years) Defensive Coordinator..............................................................2000 - 2003 Seabreeze HS (Four Years) Defensive Coordinator.............................................................. 1996 - 2000 Bethune-Cookman (Five Years) Linebackers Coach................................................................... 1992 - 1996 Prairie View A&M (One Year) Linebackers Coach...............................................................................1991 Tennessee State Year-by-Year Results

Year Overall Pct. OVC Pct. 2014................................. 6-6........................ .500........................ 3-5................375 2013............................... 10-4........................ .715........................ 6-2................750 2012................................. 8-3........................ .727........................ 4-3................571 2011................................. 5-6........................ .455........................ 4-4................500 2010................................. 3-8........................ .273........................ 0-7................000 Head Coach................. 32-27........................ .542.................... 14-16................464 2009................................. 4-7........................ .364........................ 3-4................429 2008................................. 8-4........................ .667........................ 5-3................625 2007................................. 5-6........................ .455........................ 4-3................571 2006................................. 6-5........................ .545........................ 5-2................714 2005................................. 2-9........................ .182........................ 1-6................143 2004................................. 4-7........................ .364........................ 2-5................286 2003................................. 7-5........................ .583........................ 5-3................625 Assistant Coach........... 36-43........................ .456.................... 25-26................490 TSU Total..................... 68-70........................ .493.................... 42-47................472

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JEFF

OSITA

7TH YEAR

8TH YEAR

PARKER OC/QBs

ALARIBE DC/DTs

Jeff Parker joined the Tennessee State University Football staff in spring of 2010 as the pass game coordinator, quarterback coach. He was named assistant head coach at the start of the 2012 season and became offensive coordinator prior to the 2015 season. Under Parker’s guidance, redshirt freshman quarterback Michael German had just seven starts in 2011, but earned the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Year honors and was picked as the Newcomer of the Week four times. German was also a finalist for the Sports Network’s Jerry Rice Award which honors the freshman of the year in the Football Championshiup Subdivision. Parker spent the previous five seasons serving as wide receivers, quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator at Norfolk State. Under Parker’s guidance, two Spartan quarterbacks threw for more than 2,000 yards in a single season. Two of his All-MEAC players, quarterback Casey Hansen (Philadelphia Eagles) and wide receiver Chris Bell (New Orleans Saints) went on to sign free agent contracts in the NFL. Parker has extensive experience coaching on the offensive side of the ball. He served as an assistant and offensive coordinator alongside current TSU head coach Rod Reed at Seabreeze (Fla.) HS from 1993-2001. His offense went on to set Florida high school’s all-time record for passing yards completions and touchdowns. Parker then followed with a short stint as head coach at Spruce Creek (Fla.) HS in the spring and summer of 2002 before joining the staff at Bethune-Cookman College. As a player, Parker played two seasons at TSU before finishing his eligibility at Bethune-Cookman College, now University. In just two seasons with the Wildcats, Parker caught 125 passes for 1,765 yards, and earned a share of the Wildcats’ all-time reception record (125). Parker led the conference in receptions in 1990 with 58 and broke the Wildcats’ single season record with 67 catches in 1991. He received first-team All-MEAC honors in each of those seasons. He capped his career by receiving first-team All-America honors in 1991. After college, Parker played with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL (1992), the Charlotte Rage (1994), Orlando Predators (1995-98) of the Arena Football League, and the Rhine Fire of the World Football League (1995).

Osita Alaribe enters his eighth season as defensive line coach for Tennessee State Tigers football. Alaribe was named defensive coordinator prior to the 2015 campaign. 2013 proved to be one of the best defensive years in TSU history. The Tigers defense ranked 1st in the country in Total Defense for eight straight weeks, finally finishing at 6th in the nation. In Scoring Defense they finished 7th in the nation and in Opponents 3rd Down Conversions the Tigers ranked 3rd in the nation. The Tigers stout defense was ranked #1 in every major Defensive category in the OVC which helped produce a 10-4 record and first playoff appearance since 1999. The defense was led by junior defensive end Anthony Bass who was named OVC Defensive Player of the Year, FCS All-American and 1st Team All-OVC. Bass finished with 10 sacks and 14.5 TFL’s. Another defensive lineman that was mentored by Alaribe was three time All-OVC senior defensive end Antonio Harper who finished with seven sacks and 13 TFL’s. The defense finished with (37) total sacks for the season which ranks 21st in the nation and (111) tackles for loss with ranked 5th in the nation. In 2012, Alaribe helped develop a Tigers defense that ranked first in Total Defense only giving up 361.6 yards per game and ranked second in Scoring Defense allowing 22.8 points per game. Alaribe also was selected to participate in the Bill Walsh NFL Internship with the Oakland Raiders for their 2012 fall training camp. As recruiting coordinator, Alaribe has helped produce the #1 2013 and 2012 recruiting classes and the #3 2011 class among FCS HBCU’s according to Boxtorow’s annual rankings. Alaribe arrived at TSU after a three-year term as the defensive line and outside linebackers coach with Ouachita Baptist University. While at OBU, Alaribe tutored two all-conference players and was part of a team that had its first winning season in 25 years. Before OBU, Alaribe spent two seasons as defensive line coach at Dudley High School in Greensboro, N.C. help winning the Eastern North Carolina Division Championship leading to the North Carolina 3AA State Championship.

In 2008, he was selected to participate in the NCAA’s Coaches Academy, which is designed to identify and nurture minority coaches.

The Raleigh, NC native played collegiately at North Carolina A&T State University as a defensive lineman and was a team captain. He helped lead the Aggies to two MEAC Championship titles (1999 and 2003) and one HBCU National Championship (1999).

Parker, a native of Daytona Beach, Fla. earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education and recreation from Bethune-Cookman in 1994. He and his wife, Onya, are the parents of two children daughters, Jai and son Jayce (JD).

Alaribe earned his bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communication from NCA&T in 2004 before receiving his master’s degree in Sports Administration from Henderson State in 2008. He and his wife, Uzo, have one daughter, Ogechi and reside in Nashville, Tenn.

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RUSS

SIDNEY

5TH YEAR

1ST YEAR

EHRENFELD OL

POWELL RBs

Russ Ehrenfeld enters the fifth year of his third stint at Tennessee State after spending three seasons at Chattanooga.

Sidney Powell joined the Tennessee State staff in the spring of 2016. Powell will take over coaching the Tiger running backs.

Since returning, Ehrenfeld has produced numerous professional lineman, including four NFL draft picks in a two year span. Kadeem Edwards and Demetrius Rhaney were taken in the 2014 draft, while Robert Myers and Anthony Morris were selected in 2015. This marked the first time in TSU history that four lineman were drafted during a two year period.

Powell comes to TSU after spending seven seasons with Ohio Valley Conference opponent Tennessee Tech. Powell joined the Tech coaching staff working with the cornerbacks before coaching the safeties and coordinating the passing game defense.

Prior to his return, Ehrenfeld helped the Mocs allow only nine sacks in 2009, tied for fewest in the Southern Conference and third lowest in the nation. UTC did not allow a sack for the last four games of the season, including a trip to FBS National Champion Alabama in the season finale. In 2010, he turned his attention to the centers and guards, helping T.J. Hurless earn a spot on the All-SoCon second team. Add in Chris Harr and Ehrenfeld has guided two Mocs to all-league honors in his two years at UTC. In 2011, Ehrenfeld coached tight ends, helping the Mocs to a 5-6 overall record, including a 38-17 win at then ranked No. 10 Jacksonville State on Sept. 10. Faysal Shaffat was a 2011 All-Southern Conference freshman tight end for the Mocs. In his second stop at TSU, Ehrenfeld’s offensive line set the tone for the No. 1 rushing offense in the Ohio Valley Conference in 2007 and 2008 while allowing just the second fewest number of sacks in the league. All totaled, he has coached more than ten offensive lineman that have gone on to play professionally. Ehrenfeld previously coached the offensive line at TSU for three seasons (1997-99), helping the Tigers capture back-to-back OVC championships in 1998 and 1999. Notably, four linemen from the 1999 team went on to play in the NFL.

Prior to TTU, the 20-year collegiate coaching veteran spent three years in a similar position at Ball State University. He also coached at Massachusetts, Sacred Heart and Northeastern, helping win championships at every stop including the 1998 I-AA national championship while at UMass. The Newnan, Ga., was a three-year starter as a safety at Morehouse College, receiving his bachelor’s degree in 1997 in health and physical education. His first coaching position was at UMass, working as a graduate assistant with the Minutemen in 1998 and 1999. He helped take the team from a 2-9 record before his arrival to the national championship and a 12-3 record in 1998. His first full-time post was at Sacred Heart in 2000 and 2001. While there, Sacred Heart won 21 games in his two seasons after winning just four games in the previous two years. In the summer of 2001, Powell participated in the National Football League’s Summer Internship Program as a defensive backfield assistant with the Seattle Seahawks. In 2002, he accepted a post at Northeastern University, helping to win the first league championship in school history.

A native of Hillside, N.J., Ehrenfeld played four seasons at Chattanooga, helping the Mocs claim three SoCon titles as a starting offensive guard. He earned his bachelor’s degree in secondary education-history in 1981.

He returned to Massachusetts in 2004 and 2005 and helped lead the team to a winning record both seasons. With Powell directing the secondary, UMass ranked first in the nation in scoring defense in 2005 and led the Atlantic 10 Conference in total defense, pass defense and pass defense efficiency. Powell tutored Shannon James, a first-team all-conference selection and the 2004 Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year.

Following graduation, Ehrenfeld’s first coaching position was at TMI Academy as the offensive line coach. His first collegiate position was as a graduate assistant at the University of South Carolina, where he had the opportunity to coach the Gamecocks in the 1984 Gator Bowl. Since then, he has also coached at Austin Peay (1985-87, 95-96), Itawamba Community College (1988-89), Southeast Missouri State (1990-92), Eastern Michigan (1993-94), Alabama State (2000) and Bucknell (2001-02).

Powell spent three years at Ball State where his secondary intercepted 32 passes and led the Mid-American conference. Among his standout players was MVP Erik Keys, a 2007 free agent signee with the Tennessee Titans. In 2008, Powell helped Ball State to a 12-0 regular season record and the GMAC Bowl, finishing the year ranked 23rd nationally. He coached safety Sean Baker who led the MAC in interceptions and was named Freshman All-America as well as the MAC Freshman of the Year. Married to the former Charmer Chadan, the couple has two sons, Brandon and Zachary.

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KEVIN

ANTONIO

2ND YEAR

2ND YEAR

MASHACK WRs

BRADFORD TEs

Kevin Mashack returned to Tennessee State in the spring of 2015 after spending three years in the player personnel department for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Mashack will work closely with the Tigers’ wide receivers and will serve as the recruiting coordinator. Mashack was added to the Jaguars staff as a scouting assistant in May 2013. Mashack is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the player personnel department, watching and grading film and attending pro days to scout and evaluate players prior to the NFL Draft. Mashack served two seasons (2011-12) as the running backs coach and one season with the tight ends (2010) at Tennessee State University, where he previously acted as the video coordinator after beginning as a student assistant in 2003. Mashack acted as the pro liaison, performed daily video responsibilities and was instrumental in recruiting purposes. Mashack is a native of Miami, Florida and graduated from Tennessee State in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts and Science and a Masters in Sports Administration in 2009.

Antonio Bradford joined the TSU staff after spending ten seasons as an assistant coach at his Alma Mater, Alabama State University. He will work with the tight ends and tackles with the Big Blue. Working with the offensive line, Bradford’s unit opened the hole for the Hornet runners for a SWAC-leading 231.5 yards per game, good enough for 14th among the Football Championship Series (FCS) schools. Throughout his tenure, he also served as video coordinator, assistant recruiting coordinator, assistant head coach and interim head coach for ASU. The former Hornet was a three-year starter at left guard from 2002 to 2004. His teams won back-to-back Eastern Division titles in 2003 and 2004, and won the ASU’s second SWAC football championship in 2004. Bradford was a member of an offense that was the most prolific in America and featured – among others – former Alabama State standout Tarvaris Jackson, who went on to be drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the second round in 2006, and current member of Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks. Bradford, who began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at ASU, holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a master’s degree in general counseling. He and his wife, Faith, have one daughter, Autumn.

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MIKHAL

ED

5TH YEAR

8TH YEAR

KORNEGAY CBs Mikhal Kornegay came to TSU in March 2012, handling the corner backs for the Big Blue. The Tiger’s defensive unit finished fourth in the FCS in pass efficiency in 2013 and sixth the following season. In addition, the defense finished sixth in total defense a year before holding opponents to an average of 153.3 passing yards per game, ranking fourth in 2014. Kornegay, a native of Greenville, Fla., comes to Tennessee State after spending seven cumulative seasons with the Seminoles under legendary head coach Bobby Bowden and current coach Jimbo Fisher. He served as Graduate Assistant/Quality Control coach for the Seminoles since the 2008 season. While in that capacity, Kornegay assisted coaches Mickey Andrews and Mark Stoops with instructing the defensive backfield. There he helped implement a major base defensive from heavy coverage for the Seminoles. Kornegay also coached two NFL draft picks in 2010 with Patrick Robinson being selected in the first round to New Orleans and Myron Rolle by Tennessee in the sixth round. Prior to joining FSU as a graduate assistant, Kornegay served one season as an assistant coach at Madison County High School in the Florida Class 2A State Championship. He also served as a speed and strength coach at Titus Sports Academy in 2007. A three-year starter on special teams for the Seminoles, Kornegay served as team captain in 2006. The same year, he was voted Special Teams Most Valuable Player. Kornegay helped FSU to two Atlantic Coast Conference championships and saw an appearance in the 2006 Orange Bowl.

SANDERS DBs Ed Sanders, a native of Nashville, Tennessee and Maplewood High School, joins the Tennessee State coaching after four years at Delaware State of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). During his time with the Tigers, the defensive unit has ranked sixth in pass efficiency in 2014 and as high as fouth in 2013. In 2014, the Tigers held their opponents to an average of 153.3 yards per game through the air, good for fourth in the FCS. A four-year letter winner at Tennessee State, he helped lead the Tigers to back-to-back Ohio Valley Conference championships in 1998 and ’99. During the 1999 season, TSU posted an 11-0 regular season record and No. 1 Division I-AA and Black College final regular season national rankings. That season, Sanders was an All-Ohio Valley Conference Second Team selection and All-America candidate. He also earned the Alvin “Cat” Coleman Award as the team’s Most Outstanding Defensive Back. During the 1999 season, Sanders led the team in tackles with 100 which is third-best in TSU history (since 1987). In 2008, at Delaware State, his unit helped lead the Hornets to a No. 2 MEAC ranking in pass efficiency defense (79.5 rating). The ’08 Hornets were also third in the league in pass defense, allowing 144.1 yardsper-game. During DSU’s 2007 MEAC championship season, his unit helped the Hornets earn a No. 9 national ranking in pass efficiency defense with a 105.33 rating. DSU was 13th in the country in scoring defense (18.4 ppg) in 2007. His ’07 secondary also featured All-MEAC First Team selection Akeem Green, among the league leaders in interceptions and defended passes. Before joining the Hornets, Sanders was an assistant coach at two Dekalb County (Ga.) high schools.

Kornegay obtained his bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences in 2006 and earned his master’s in Sports Administration in April 2010.

In 2002, he was a member of the Canadian Football League Saskatchewan Rough Riders. Sanders began his coaching career as a graduate assistant (secondary) at Tennessee State University in 2000. Sanders earned a bachelor’s in criminal justice from Tennessee State in 2000. He and his wife Wajehah have two daughters, Khalia and Kaden, and a son, Omarii.

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NICK

JAMAR

DAVISON DEs

RITCH

OPERATIONS

2ND YEAR

1ST YEAR

Nick Davison returned to the Tennessee State football coaching staff in the spring of 2015 as the team’s defensive ends coach. In his first season with the Tigers, Davison found success with defensive end Ebenezer Ogundeko who was selected Ohio Valley Conference First Team. Ogundeko was named to several Preseason All-American teams and was the media’s selection for Preseason Defensive Player of the Year in the OVC in 2016. Prior to his arrival on campus, Davison spent 2013 as a graduate assistant on the Tiger staff. While at TSU, Davison helped guide Big Blue to a 10-4 record and top-10 nationally ranked defense. Davison coached five All-OVC players on the defensive front, including end Anthony Bass who was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year after recording 14.5 sacks. In addition, the Tennessee State defense ranked as one of the best in the country, only allowing 296 total yards per game. The unit also forced 32 turnovers and gave up just 18.1 points per contest. Prior to arriving at TSU, Davison worked as the defensive tackle coach at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 2012 after an accomplished playing career.

Jamar Ritch was announced as the Director of Football Operations and Video Coordinator in the fall of 2016. Ritch came to Tennessee State in 2014 as a quality control member assisting with recruiting, player personal, operations and video. Prior to TSU, Ritch served as a defensive line coach in 2013 at Morningside High School in Inglewood, Calif., where he got his start in 2009. He also spent the 2011 season as the Director of Football Operation, Recruiting Coordinator and defensive line coach at Whittier College. In 2010, Ritch was a player personnel assistant for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. During his time he was a part of the AFL West Conference and AFL National Conference Championships and an appearance in the 2010 AFL Arena Bowl Championship game. Ritch earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design and a Minor Degree in Sports Marketing and Advertising from California State University, Fresno in 2009. He was a member of the Fresno State football team 2004-2009 coached by Pat Hill. During his time at Fresno State, Ritch helped as a Marketing Assistant for Football. Ritch earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix 2013.

Davison played his first two years at the University of Alabama-Birmingham where he notched 33 tackles and saw action in all 24 games for the Blazers. He then transferred to UTC and was named Preseason 2nd Team All-SoCon as a senior.

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TJ

CARROLL

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3RD YEAR TJ Greenstone returned to Tennessee State as an Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach in 2014 and is currently the programs Interim Director. Greenstone is in charge of program design and implementation for football after serving as the strength coach for Men’s Basketball and Track & Field during is first two seasons. Greenstone came to TSU after working at The Georgia Institute of Technology where he assisted with Football and various Olympic sports. Prior to his time at Georgia Tech, Greenstone served as a Volunteer Assistant Strength Coach at The University of Evansville where he headed up training for Softball, Women’s Tennis, and Diving. He also assisted with 10 of their 14 varsity sports. Greenstone first came to TSU serving as an academic internship for Strength and Conditioning in the spring of 2011.

Christina Carroll is entering her first year as Assistant Athletic Trainer at Tennessee State University. She joins the staff with seven years professional experience as a Certified Athletic Trainer. Prior to joining the staff at TSU, Carroll was employed by NovaCare and was acting as an Assistant Athletic Trainer at The Lincoln University, a CIAA institution located in Pennsylvania, working with eleven Division II sports. Carroll received her Master’s Degree in Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom in the fall of 2014. She received her undergraduate degree in Athletic Training from Wingate University near Charlotte, North Carolina in 2008. Carroll is certified by the Board of Certification (BOC) and is a licensed athletic trainer by both the Tennessee Board of Regents and Pennsylvania Board of Medical Examiners. She has served as Medical Staff at the Collegiate Rugby Championships and has spent several summers working as Athletic Trainer for Summer Camp with the NY Knicks.

A Lawrenceville (GA) native, Greenstone played football at Vanderbilt University, graduating with a degree in Human & Organizational Development with a concentration in Health & Human Services in 2011. He is certified under the CSCCa, NSCA, CPR/AED, and is a National Level Coach through the USA-W.

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SPORTS MEDICINE

MORGAN EQUIPMENT

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SEARCY

Trevor Searcy began his service with Tennessee State University in December of 2015. During his time here he has worked with athletes in most every sport, most directly with women’s basketball, football and track. A native of Portland, Tenn., Searcy earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Middle Tennessee State University in 2006 and is licensed in the state of Tennessee. Searcy joined TSU after nine years of service in the field of sports medicine. During his tenure as an athletic trainer, Searcy has worked with teams from Middle Tennessee State University, Jackson State University, Germantown High School in Mississippi and Portland High School. Searcy has also completed two NFL internships. He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Searcy and his wife Sheena currently reside in Portland. They have one son, Austin Davis.

Jake Morgan joined the equipment room staff as an intern in August of 2014 and is currently Interim Equipment Manager. Morgan assists with the day to day responsibilities of the equipment room and helps run football practices and game day equipment operations. In 2015, he joined the softball staff handling the equipment and operations for the ordering of apparel and equipment to go along with his football duties. Morgan worked as a student-manager with football at Auburn University from January 2010-August 2012. As a student manager, he worked with defensive backs and was a part of the 2010 National Championship football team. From August 2012-June 2013 he served as an intern, working primarily with football, tight ends and special teams. Morgan also worked with the Men’s and Women’s basketball teams at AU, as well as having brief stints with softball and gymnastics. Morgan played baseball as a pitcher and utility player for all four years at Austin High School in Decatur, Ala. He is a 2012 graduate of Auburn earning a Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology - Health Promotion.

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STEVEN

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NEWBOLD

R-Jr. • DE 6-3 • 255

Fr. • WR 5-11 • 170

BROOKLYN, N.Y. CLEMSON 2016 Preseason All-OVC 2016 Preseason Media Defensive Player of the Year 2015 All-OVC First Team 2015 OVC All-Newcomer Team 2015 - Redshirt Sophomore Season Named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference First Team, as well as All-Newcomer Team… totaled 52 tackles, 31 solos, with 10 tacklesfor-loss including five sacks in nine games… named OVC Defensive Player of the Week (11/8) after recording nine tackles, seven solo, 3.5 tackles-for-loss for 24 yards, three sacks and forcing a fumble against Murray State… recorded a sack for a 12-yard loss, while grabbing five tackles at Tennessee Tech (11/21)… had an eight tackle performance, with five solos and a TFL, against Austin Peay (10/31)… registered a quarter back hurry, a TFL and seven tackles, five solo, at Eastern Kentucky (10/24)… secured his second of three QBH on the year, along with 1.5 TFLs, half a sack and five tackles at Florida A&M (9/26) 2014 - at Clemson Had five tackles in 16 snaps over seven games... played eight snaps against NC State on Oct. 4; it was his first career game ... had four tackles in four snaps against Georgia State on Nov. 22 ... played three snaps against No. 24 Oklahoma in the Russell Athletic Bowl on Dec. 29. 2013 - at Clemson Redshirted Thomas Jefferson HS Played in the Under Armour All-American game... No. 126 player in the nation and No. 1 defensive end in New York by ESPN... No. 212 player in the nation by Rivals.com... No. 21 strongside defensive end in the nation and No. 4 player in New York by 247Sports.com... had 71 tackles and 16 sacks as a senior... had 79 tackles and 12 sacks as a junior... top-300 All-American by PrepStar... coached by Stephen Edwards at Thomas Jefferson High School...

CAROL CITY, FLA. CAROL CITY HS Carol City HS Rated a 2-star recruit by Rivals.com and a 3-star prospect by 247Sports… Helped CCHS reach the second round of the Florida Class 6A State Tournament… Ranked as the 10th rated wide receiver in the Miami-Dade area… Played for Harold Barnwell… Had offers from Southern Illinois… Generated interest from LSU, Miami (FL) and Nebraska… Plans to major in HPSS

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ACKERMAN-CARTER

R-So. • QB 6-2 • 215

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. GA PREP ACADEMY 2016 Preseason All-OVC 2014-15 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2015 OVC All-Newcomer Team 2014-15 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2015 - Redshirt Freshman Season Led the team in all passing categories after starting and playing in seven games… was named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer team after throwing for 1,279 yards and 11 touchdowns, while completing 110-of-190 pass attempts; tossing only five interceptions… finished 20-of-37 for 188 yards and a touchdown along with 38 yards rushing versus Alabama State (9/6) during the John Merritt Classic… was named Player of the Game and OVC Newcomer of the Week for his performance at the JMC… set career highs in completions (23), yards (329), touchdowns (4) and longest play (87 yards) against Murray State (11/7)… threw for 221 yards and a touchdown, while completing 22-of-40 passes with an interception at Tennessee Tech (11/21)… tossed for three scoring plays, completing 15 passes in 26 attempts for 250 yards versus Jackson State at the Southern Heritage Classic (9/12) 2014 - Freshman Season Redshirted Trinity HS Spent one season at Georgia Prep Sports Academy in 2013… Played two years for Trinity Christian HS in Jacksonville, Fla… Threw for 2,607 yards during his junior and senior campaigns… Completed 58.1 percent of his passes … Tossed 36 touchdowns and only 14 interceptions in 2011 and 2012… Had a 22 to 4 touchdown to interception ratio as a senior… Carried the ball 120 times in his career for 415 yards and seven scores… Punted 49 times, averaging 37.4 yards per boot… Had a long of 74 yards and nine punts were downed inside the 20-yard line… Received offers from Georgia State, Florida A&M, Florida International, Rice and UCF… Rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com

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DAVID

KAMARA

Sr. • SS 5-10 • 220

LOGANVILLE, GA. MISSISSIPPI 2015 - Junior Season Played in seven games in first season at TSU… Forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and blocked a kick while compiling 25 tackles, 14 solos… Recorded a season high six solos and seven total tackles, as well as blocking a kick and forcing a fumble against Eastern Illinois (10/17)… Notched six tackles, four assists at UT Martin (10/10)… Had a six tackle day versus Jackson State in the Southern Heritage Classic (9/12)… Recorded two tackles and recovered a fumble in the John Merritt Classic against Alabama State Ole Miss Spent the two seasons at Ole Miss… Played in 10 games in 2014… 2013: Played in four games on special teams ... Posted a solo tackle in college debut… Grayson HS Selected as a Semper Fidelis All-American ... Rated the No. 70 cornerback in the nation by Rivals.com and No. 85 by ESPN.com ... A 3-star recruit according to Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com ... Named to the Gwinnett Daily Post All-County third team as a senior after helping Grayson win the Region 8-6A championship ... Helped Grayson win the Class 5A state title and compile a 15-0 record en route to a No. 4 ranking by USA Today his junior season when he posted 59 tackles and four interceptions ... Coached in high school by Mickey Conn… Personal Son of Sorie and Alice Kamara ... Born: Oct. 3, 1994 ... Majoring in Mass Communication.


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CHRIS

ROWLAND

Fr. • WR 5-8 • 170

NOLENSVILLE, TENN. RAVENWOOD HS Ravenwood HS Hauled in a team-leading 47 receptions for 924 yards and nine touchdowns… On the ground, totaled 744 yards rushing and 10 scores on 98 carries… Averages 49.6 yards per kick return and 18.6 yards on punt returns, converting on five for touchdowns… A member of the 2014 Class 6A State Runner-Up, guided RHS to the 2015 Class 6A State Championship… Played in the Ninth Annual Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic… Played for Will Hester… Had offers from Austin Peay, Tennessee Tech and UT Martin… Son of Ingrid and Tony Rowland

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RODNEY MORRIS

R-Jr. • TE 6-3 • 220

ALPHARETTA, GA. UAB 2015 - Redshirt Sophomore Season Played in eight games in his first season as a Tiger… Caught four passes for 32 yards and a touchdown… Grabbed a season high two passes for 17 yards and scored his first collegiate touchdown against Murray State (11/7)… Pulled in his first reception against Austin Peay (10/31)

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TERRELL BONDS

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Jr. • CB 5-9• 176

MEMPHIS, TENN. RIDGEWAY HS

MIAMI CENTRAL HS

2014 - Freshmen Season Appeared in 11 contests as a true freshman… Tallied 18 tackles (12 solo)… Intercepted two passes… Forced a fumble against Tennessee Tech (Sept. 20)… Picked off the first pass of his career in the homecoming game against Florida A&M (Sept. 27), returning it 43 yards for a touchdown… Broke up a pass versus the Rattlers… Made his second interception against Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 1)… Recorded a career-high five tackles in the season finale at Murray State (Nov. 22)… Helped lead the OVC’s top pass defense (153.3 yards per game)… Miami Central HS Starred at cornerback for Miami Central Sr. High School… Led his team to a 13-1 record as a senior, a No.8 national ranking and a second-place finish in State… Received a two-star grade from Rivals… Garnered interest from Appalachian State, Georgia Tech, NC State and West Virginia… Had an offer from Alabama State… Is the brother of former TSU wide-out Tyrone Butterfield… Intends to major in Communications…

2014 - at UAB Played in the season opener versus Troy (8/30) and at Western Kentucky (10/4)

HARRISON

Fr. • RB 6-1 • 205

MIAMI, FLA.

2015 - Sophomore Season Finished with 28 tackles, 23 solos, an interception, a forced fumble and seven pass breakups, while starting in all ten games... Had a 69 yard return on his lone interception of the season against Eastern Illinois (10/17)… Forced a fumble and recorded a season high six tackles against Alabama State (9/6) in the season opener… Notched five tackles and two pass breakups at Jacksonville State (9/19)… Earned a season high three pass breakups at UT Martin (10/10)

EARL

Ridgeway HS A 3-star recruit by 247Sports, ranked as the No. 39 player in Tennessee and No. 114 running back in the nation... 3-star recruit by ESPN, rated as the No. 34 player in Tennessee... Named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State Team following his senior season... Topped 1,000 yards for the second straight season in 2014 after rushing for 1,937 yards and 20 touchdowns as junior en route to being named Ridgeway’s Player of the Year... Began career as a fullback and ran for 800 yards and eight touchdowns before making the switch to running back prior to the start of his junior season

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KILLINGS

Fr. • WR 6-1 • 185

MURFREESBORO, TENN.

NAVY

Navy Redshirted Blackman HS Caught 27 passes as a senior for a team-high 803 yards and 11 touchdowns, including three on special teams… Collected 52 catches for a school-record 1,225 receiving yards during his career… Played for Philip Shadowens at BHS… Had offers from Air Force and Central Arkansas before choosing Navy

2013 - at UAB Redshirted Alpharetta HS Played senior season at Alpharetta High School after attending 9th11th years at Wesleyan High ... Saw action at wide receiver, tight end, linebacker and defensive back ... Caught 30 passes for 500-plus yards as a senior ... Rated a two-star prospect by 247sports.com… Had offers from Alabama State, Appalachian State, Buffalo and Charlotte… Also played basketball at Alpharetta… Enrolled at TSU in Spring Semester of 2015… Born on Jan. 19, 1995... Son of Rodney and Alagra Morris... Majoring in Mass Communications.

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MAHLON MEDLEY

So. • TE 6-2 • 225

CHARLOTTE, N.C. MALLARD CREEK HS 2015 - Freshman Season Played in five games at tight end as a true freshman… Pulled in four receptions for 24 yards… Recorded first collegiate catch at Florida A&M (9/26) which went for 11 yards… Had a season high two catches for 11 yards against Eastern Illinois (10/17) Mallard Creek HS Lined up at tight end for Mallard Creek HS in Charlotte, North Carolina… Led team to a 15-1 record overall and a 7-0 mark in conference… Won the 4AA State Championship as the four seed… Defeated No. 1 seed Wake Forest, 25-14 in the championship game… Caught 49 passes for 538 yards and two touchdowns as a junior… Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.71 seconds… Named 2015 TE MVP by nucsports.com… Rated a three-star prospect by rivals.com… Had offers from Ball State, Hampton and Gardner-Webb… Was also a member of the track and field team… Coached by Michael Palmieri… Son of Devon Medley… Born October 5, 1997... Son of Devon Stokes-Medley and Marvin Medley... Majoring in Business Administration.

for 102 yards, including a season-long 45-yarder versus Jackson State (Sept. 13)… Had a career-high nine catches for 104 yards and a score at Southeast Missouri (Oct. 4)… Helped Mike German break the school record for career passing yards (8,664)… 2013 - Freshman Season Appeared in 11 games, making four starts… Had seven catches for 80 yards and two touchdowns… Made his first career catch against Central State (9/28), a 12-yard touchdown… Recorded a season-high two receptions for 35 yards and a score versus Austin Peay (11/9)… Creekside HS A tall, strong possession receiver who uses his size to leverage out defenders when in tight situations … has the size and athleticism for the wide receiver position at the major level of competition ... has played football since the age of six and basketball since the age of five … a three star recruit on ESPN … as a high school freshman, Chris played Varsity, JV and 9th grade football (Team Captain) and was an MVP that season … was a captain on the varsity during his junior and senior seasons … played four years of basketball on the varsity and was a captain on the varsity during his junior and senior seasons … 10 years played of AAU basketball … also ran track in high school …selected to play in the 2011 Rising Seniors Junior Bowl(Top 100 Football Players in Georgia) and the 2012 David Scott Jr. Senior Bowl … invited to numerous camps, combines, training sessions, showcases, teams and games for football and basketball as an elite athlete for many years … has won MVP awards, Iron Man awards, honors as captain and for leadership … received offers from Auburn, Cincinnati, Tulane, Middle Tennessee, Ohio and Pittsburgh … his standardized test scores have awarded him the opportunity to take and receive high school Foreign Language credits in French as a middle school student … is an Honor Student and a member of the FCA, the FCCLA and the Friendship Community Church Sports Ministry … Majoring in Psychology... Born on June 8, 1995... Son of Benita Sanders and Joel McCollum.

season high 238 yards and three touchdowns, completing 17-of-30 passes and rushing for 67 yards on 13 carries at Florida A&M (9/26)… Rushed for a season high 104 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown against Eastern Illinois (10/17)… Added 125 yards and a touchdown through the air against the Panthers… Went 23-for-37 at Eastern Kentucky (10/24) throwing for 222 yards and tossing two touchdowns… Completed the sixth longest pass play in school history with an 83 yard touchdown pass to Patrick Smith at Jacksonville State (9/19)… Ended the game with two touchdowns and 155 yards after completing six passes in 13 attempts… Converted on a season high 23 passes at Eastern Kentucky (10/24) as he tallied two scores and 222 yards in 37 attempts 2014 - Sophomore Season Appeared in six games, making starts against Tennessee Tech (Sept. 20) and Florida A&M (Sept. 27)… Completed 40-of-77 passes for 420 yards… Tossed one touchdown and three interceptions… Rushed 28 times for 29 yards… Threw for 125 yards and a touchdown against Jackson State (Sept. 13)… Notched a season-high 151 yards passing versus the Rattlers… 2013 - Freshman Season Named Second Team All-Ohio Valley Conference… Chosen to Ohio Valley Conference All-Newcomer Team… Started ten games under center, and saw action in the other four… Completed 135-of-230 pass attempts for 1,405 yards… Threw 13 touchdowns and only four interceptions… Recorded at least one passing touchdown in six straight contests… Made first career start against Bethune-Cookman (9/1)… Had career-high three passing touchdowns and 43 rushing yards against Central State (9/29)… Threw a season-long 61 yard touchdown pass at UT Martin (10/19)… Completed a personal-best 24 passes on 45 attempts for 212 yards and two scores versus Eastern Illinois (10/26)… Threw two touchdown passes at home against Austin Peay (11/9)… Lincoln HS Ranked as the 89th best quarterback by Scout.com...Had offers from Jacksonville State, UNLV and Southern Miss...Named team offensive MVP for Tallahassee’s Lincoln High School...Helped Coach Yusuf Shakir’s and the Trojans to a Class 4-A State Championship title in 2010... Threw 27 touchdowns and only five interceptions his senior season... Named All-Florida honorable mention for the 2011 season. Personal: Son of Ronald Butler and Daphne Williams.

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CHRIS SANDERS-MCCOLLUM

Sr. • WR 6-5 • 195

FAIRBURN, GA. CREEKSIDE HS 2015 - Junior Season Played in all 10 contests, starting three… Finished with 18 receptions for 236 yards and three touchdowns… Hauled in a season long 64yard pass play for a touchdown versus Jackson State at the Southern Heritage Classic (9/12)… Finished with 71 yards on two catches against the Tigers… snared a season high five passes for 41 yards at Eastern Kentucky (10/24)… Caught a seven yard touchdown pass against Eastern Illinois (10/17) and a three yarder against Murray State (11/7)… Brought down three passes for 57 yards at UT Martin (10/10) 2014 - Sophomore Season Saw action in nine games, making six starts… Caught 22 passes for 301 yards… Recorded one touchdown… Hauled in five receptions

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BUTLER

Sr. • QB 6-3 • 180

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. LINCOLN HS 2013 All-OVC Second Team 2013 OVC All-Newcomer Team 2015 - Junior Season Played in six games this season, three as a starter… Finished 62of-115 for 813 yards, eight touchdowns and seven interceptions… Rushed for 199 yards on 55 carries and one score… Threw for a

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DAJOUR NESBETH

Fr. • CB 6-1 • 187

WINTER GARDEN, FLA. WEST ORANGE HS

nals of the Division II Class A State Tournament and a 11-1 record… Named First Team TSWA and Prep Insider DII-A All-State… Played in the Ninth Annual Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic… Played for Bill Whitemore… Had offers from Murray State, Samford and Southeast Missouri… Son of Larry Willhoite II

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RODRICK

2015 - Junior Season Played in seven games… Caught two passes for 28 yards, including a season long 17 yard pass at Florida A&M (9/26)

Fr. • QB 6-1 • 177

2014 - Sophomore Season Played in 11 contests, starting six games… Caught 12 passes for 194 yards… Averaged 16.2 yards per reception… Hauled in a touchdown in the Southern Heritage Classic against Jackson State (Sept. 13)… Tallied a season-long grab of 34 yards versus Florida A&M (Sept. 27)… Recorded a season-high five receptions for 64 yards against Jacksonville State (Oct. 11)… Helped Mike German break the school record for career passing yards (8,664)…

ROBINSON

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. MIAMI NORLAND HS Miami Norland HS Is a dual-threat quarterback with 4.61 speed… Played in the Dade-Broward All-Star game… Played for Daryle Heidelburg… Had offers from Florida A&M and Norfolk State… Garnered interest from Cincinnati, Eastern Kentucky, Liberty and South Florida… Son of Peggy and Roosevelt Robinson

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MICHAEL HUGHES

R-Fr. • QB 6-2 • 230

2013 - Freshman Season Saw action in 10 games… Caught seven passes for 55 yards and one touchdown… Had 17 yards in three contests… Made one grab for 17 yards and a score against Eastern Illinois (10/26)… DeLand HS Caught 41 passes from 753 yards and three touchdowns last season as a senior... ranked #97 on the Florida Top 100 list and #29 in Central Florida... a three start recruit from ESPN... was offered by Georgia Tech, Bethune-Cookman, Florida International, Georgia State, Memphis, Toldeo, Miami (OH), Middle Tennessee State, Robert Morris and South Alabama

JUSTICE JR.

HOOVER, ALA. ST. JUDE’S HS

O’NEAL

DeLAND, FLA. DeLAND HS

ANTONIO R-Sr. • LB 6-1 • 225

DANTWAUN Sr. • WR 6-3 • 210

West Orange HS Helped West Orange HS to a 12-2 record and the semifinals of the Florida 8A State Championships… Runs a 4.53 40, bringing size and speed to the defensive backfield… Played for Bob Head… Had offer from Florida A&M… Son of Shelly Scott and Michael Lawrence

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2015 - Redshirt Junior Season Started six games at linebacker, while playing in all 10 contests… Totaled 18 tackles and three for-loss… Tied a season best six stops with a tackle-for-loss against Eastern Illinois (10/17)… Recorded a season best six tackles with one for-loss at Florida A&M (9/26) 2014 - Redshirt Sophomore Season Played in all 12 games for TSU… Notched three stops (two solo)… Tallied a tackle against Edward Waters in the opener (Aug. 30)… Recorded a tackle in the homecoming game versus Florida A&M (Sept. 27)… Assisted on a tackle in the finale at Murray State (Nov. 22)… 2013 - Redshirt Freshman Season Saw limited playing time in all 14 contests… Made seven stops on the year and all were solo… Had three wrap-ups, one tackle for loss and blocked a kick against Central State (9/28)… Recorded one tackle at Jacksonville State (10/12) and versus Eastern Illinois (10/26)… 2012 - Freshman Season Redshirted St. Jude Educational Institute Helped St. Jude to an 8-2 record as a senior...Averaged 16.4 tackles per game and recorded six sacks...A two-time selection to the Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State team...Named as a Max Preps Player of the Week on 10-2-11...Garnered the rating of a 2-star recruit...Offered by Arkansas State, UAB, Alabama St. and Troy... Son of Denita Woodson... Majoring in Computer Science... Born on Feb. 3, 1994

NASHVILLE, TENN. HILLSBORO HS 2015 - Freshman Season Redshirted Hillsboro HS Played under center at Hillsboro HS in Nashville… Threw for over 1,300 yards and 14 scores in 2014… Led team to a 14-1 overall record, 7-0 in the district as a senior… Made it to the State Championship Game of Class 5A… Completed 104 passes for 1,694 yards as a junior… Threw 16 touchdowns in 2013… Completed 51 percent of his passes as a junior… Ran for a pair of touchdowns as a junior and two as a sophomore… Completed 63 percent of his passes… Named All-District and All-City in 2014… Selected All-State as well in 2015… Coached by Louis C. Clayton… Born May 8, 1996

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ROBINSON

O’NEAL

JUSTICE

Fr. • QB 6-1 • 177

MIAMI GARDENS, FLA. MIAMI NORLAND HS Franklin Road Academy Had 107 carries in 12 games for 824 yards as a senior… Averaged 7.7 yards per carry with 10 touchdowns… Caught 45 passes for 724 yards, averaging 16.1 yards per catch and scored four touchdowns for his career… On defense, recorded 208 tackles, 117 solo, 9.5 tackles for loss and two interceptions over his career… Helped FRA to the Quarterfi-

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JEREMIAS ROBINSON

R-Fr. • QB 6-1 • 210

HENDERSONVILLE, TENN.

HENDERSONVILLE HS

Oakland HS: Caught 26 passes for 494 yards to lead the Blaze in his second season of playing varsity football. He also had three TD catches. … named to the 7AAA All-District Team as a senior … also played basketball at Blackman … Cousin told the Murfressboro News that the opportunity to play close to home was something he couldn’t pass up.”I’m a hometown kid,” Cousin said. “They were the school that was consistent in contacting me. Plus, they have a new indoor facility and their coaching staff is great.” Was recruited by Austin Peay, Colorado State, Howard, Tennessee Tech, UT-Chattanooga and UT-Martin

COUSIN

2015 - Freshman Season Redshirted Hendersonville HS Helped HHS to a 10-2 record and a perfect 7-0 in conference play... Son of Kym Dukes and Kelvin Elston... Major: Architectural Engineering

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TYLER BLACK

R-Fr. • WR 5-10 • 180

2014 - Redshirt Freshman Season Sat Out

MURFREESBORO, TENN.

2013 - Freshman Season Redshirted

OAKLAND HS

2015 - Freshman Season Redshirted Oakland HS Played running back, quarterback, wide receiver, safety and cornerback for nearby Oakland HS… Carried the ball 109 times for 736 yards as a senior… Averaged 6.8 yards per rush… Had three games with over 100 yards rushing… Notched 50 (30 solo) tackles in 2014… Had 3.0 tackles for loss… Intercepted six passes in his career, including three as a senior… Broke up a total of nine passes… Recovered a fumble and blocked a field goal in 2014… Caused a fumble as a junior… Scored three touchdowns as a sophomore… Led team to a 14-2 record and a berth into the Final Four of the 6A State Playoffs… Lost to state champions Maryville in the semi-finals… Coached by Thomas McDaniel… Teammate of Jack Jones (Tennessee), Kyle Oliver (Tennessee) and Josh Smith (Vanderbilt)…Rated a two-star prospect by 24/7 Sports and Rivals… Had offers from Eastern Michigan and Austin Peay… Member of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Men of Distinction and Young Life... Had a 3.5 GPA and was on the Honor Roll… Son of Bridgette Black-Kertchaval and Kenneth Adams… Born Nov. 15,

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QUINDELL COUSIN

R-Jr. • WR 6-2 • 200

MURFREESBORO, TENN.

REGGIE

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SMITH

Fr. • LB 6-1 • 195

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

TRINITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

Trinity Christian Academy Helped Trinity Christian to a 14-0 record and the Florida 3A State Championship… Paced a defense who allowed just 20 points in four games during the state playoffs… As a senior, played in 14 games recording 53 tackles, 26 solos, 6.0 tackles for loss, one interception and two pass deflections… Totaled 96 tackles, 48 solos, 10 tackles for loss, three interceptions, three pass deflections and a fumble recovery over 29 games during career… Played for Verlon Dorminey… Had offers from Alcorn State, Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M and UMass… Had interest from South Florida… Son of Latoya and Reggie Gunn, Sr.

PATRICK SMITH

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R-Jr. • WR 6-0 • 190

2015-16 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2014 - Freshman Season Appeared in six contests for Big Blue… Caught two passes for 14 yards… Recorded one touchdown… Hauled in one pass for nine yards against Florida A&M (Sept. 27)… Snagged his second versus Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 1) for a nine-yard touchdown… Helped Mike German break the school record for career passing yards (8,664)…

White Haven HS Smith manned the quarterback position as a junior and had a strong season under center as a senior as the quarterback of the state champions Whitehaven... ranked 25th overall in Tennessee by ESPN ... coached by Rodney Sawsberry

GUNN, Jr.

BLACKMAN HS 2015 - Sophomore Season Caught four passes for 39 yards and a touchdown in nine games for the Tigers… Lone scoring play came on an 18 yard reception at Eastern Kentucky (10/24)… Pulled down a 12 yard pass against Murray State (11/7)

downs (13th), receiving yards (16th), yards per reception (17th), punt returns (28th) and receptions per game (40th)… was named OVC Player and Newcomer of the Week (11/8) after registering career highs in receptions (9), yards (248) and touchdowns (2)… ended the game one yard shy of the TSU single game record of 249 yards… entered the end zone in eight, including each of the first five games of his career… snagged seven passes for 63 yards and a touchdown in the final game of the season at Tennessee Tech (11/21)… set a career high for receptions with nine, while going for 119 yards and a touchdown, including a 64-yard scoring play, at Eastern Kentucky (10/24)… hauled in a scoring catch for the fifth consecutive week, finishing with four catches and 70 yards at UT Martin (10/10)… scored a career best two touchdowns at Florida A&M (9/26) as he went for 157 yards on eight snags… caught just one pass at Jacksonville State (9/19) which went for a career long 84 yard touchdown, it also marked the sixth longest pass play in TSU history… was named the Southern Heritage Classic Most Valuable Player after catching four passes for 107 yards, including a 64 yard touchdown play, while amassing 155 all-purpose yards versus Jackson State (9/12)… caught six passes for 64 and recorded his first career touchdown against Alabama State in the John Merritt Classic (9/6)

MEMPHIS, TENN.

WHITEHAVEN

2016 Preseason All-OVC 2015 All-OVC Second Team 2015 OVC All-Newcomer Team 2015 - Redshirt Sophomore Season Named to the All-Ohio Valley Conference First Team, as well as All-Newcomer Team… ranked seventh nationally and led the OVC with 99.6 receiving yards per game… grabbed 54 passes for 996 yards and 10 touchdowns in ten games while amassing 1,121all-purpose yards… finished the season with six plays over 50 yards, five which resulted in touchdowns… ended the season ranked nationally in receiving touch

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AARON

CAUTHEN

Fr. • TE 6-5 • 235

DOUGLASVILLE, GA.

DOUGLAS COUNTY HS

Douglass County HS Played quarterback as a sophomore, completing 10-of-25 for 132 yards and rushing for 74 yards on 19 carries… As a tight end in his senior season, caught 16 passes for 202 yards with two touchdowns… Was selected All-Region 3-AAAAAA First Team… Played for John Respert… Had an offer from Furman… Son of Arthur and Toni Cauthen… Born on Dec. 31, 1997... Majoring in Sports Management with a minor in Mass Communications


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AUSTIN ROWLEY

seconds... Has a 33.1 inch vertical leap... Had offers from Central Arkansas, McNeese State, Howard and Texas Southern... Coached by Teli White... Son of Claudine and Robert Scott... Born June 8. 1997... Plans to major in Biology...

So. • P 6-1 • 165

SAN DIEGO, CALIF. HELIX CHARTER HS 2015 - Freshman Season Saw action in all ten games as the team’s punter… Averaged 38.5 yards per punt, totaling 2,234 yards on 58 attempts… Nailed seven punts of 50 or more yards, placed 13 inside the 20-yard line, forced 15 fair catches and totaled six touchbacks… Booted his season long punt of 57 yards in his best game performance at Florida A&M (9/26) with highs of eight boots for a 42.4 average… Connected for two punts over 50 yards at Eastern Kentucky (10/24)

hawks… Contributed to the OVC’s top total defense (303.2 yards per game) and pass defense (153.3 yards per game)… Helped TSU to a No. 4 FCS ranking in sacks per game (3.58)… 2013 - at Michigan State Appeared in 12 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter... Recorded one tackle each vs. Illinois and Indiana... Recovered a fumble against Youngstown State... Named Scout Team Special Teams Co-Player of the Week vs. Nebraska... Recorded an interception, broke up a pass, and had two tackles in the Green-White spring game. 2012 - at Michigan State Redshirted... Named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Indiana.

Helix Charter HS Named Ray Guy Second Team All-America as a punter for Helix High School in California… Averaged 40.9 yards per punt for Helix as a senior.

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SHAKUR JACKSON

R-Fr. • DB 5-9 • 170

Booker HS Ranked among the nation’s top cornerbacks by Rivals.com (No. 52) and ESPN.com (No. 72)... Selected to play in the Police Athletic League Bowl... Four-year starter for Coach Fred Gilmore at Booker High School in Sarasota, Fla... 2011 Class 4A first-team all-state selection by The Associated Press and Sarasota Herald-Tribune... Led the Tornadoes in passes defended (7) and interceptions (2) as a senior... Recorded 90 tackles, including three sacks, in 2011... Accounted for more than 1,000 kickoff return yards and returned two for scores as a senior... Returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown vs. Gateway Charter... Participated in 2010 IMG Madden Football Academy... Earned all-area honors as a senior after placing sixth in the high jump (6-2) in the Class 2A state meet... Also competed in the triple jump and ran the 200... Finished fourth in the 2011 Class 2A high jump with a personal-best leap of 6-6... Also set Sarasota County meet record in the triple jump (44-4) as a junior... Also lettered in basketball... Son of Charles and Vanesa Robinson... Born Feb. 19, 1994... Majoring in marketing

ROSWELL, GA.

ROSWELL HS

2015-16 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2015 - Freshman Season Redshirted

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GABE

SCOTT

So. • CB 5-11 • 165

MEMPHIS, TENN. TREZEVANT HS 2015 - Freshman Season Played in nine games, mainly on special teams; started two games on defense... Averaged 16.7 yards on kick returns as a true freshman... Amassed 301 yards in 18 attempts, with a season long of 45 yards versus Jackson State (9/12)... Totaled eight tackles, five solos, and earned one pass breakup Trezevant HS Played in the secondary and at wideout for Trezevant HS in Memphis... Accumulated over 800 yards receiving during last two seasons... Caught 22 touchdowns and scored 27 total... Had 2,000 all-purpose yards... Picked off 12 passes... Broke up 25 passes... Forced four fumbles and recovered five... Returned one fumble for a touchdown... Notched 70 tackles... Had one sack... Ran back two kickoffs for touchdowns... Returned three punts for scores... Named team MVP as a junior and senior... Selected All-State as a receiver as a junior... Named All-State as a cornerback in 2014... Selected to the All-Metro and Rated a two-star prospect by 247sports.com... Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.4

Roswell HS Played wide receiver and cornerback at Roswell HS in Georgia… Led team to an 8-4 record overall and a 6-2 mark in region as a senior… Played in five games according to Maxpreps and caught15 passes for 109 yards… Scored a touchdown… Named First Team All North Fulton County 6A as a senior… Played in the 2014 Senior Chamber Bowl… Earned his team a playoff berth for the first time since 2010… Had offers from Air Force, Army, Austin Peay and Campbell… Son of Tabitha Hanes

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ROBINSON

ROBINSON

R-Jr. • CB 6-1 • 180

SARASOTA, FLA. MICHIGAN ST. 2015 - Redshirt Junior Season Played in all 10 games, starting five, including the final three games of the season… Collected 25 tackles, 20 solos, seven pass breakups and two interceptions… Recorded a season high nine tackles at Jacksonville State (9/19) and notched a career best 72 yard return on an interception… Picked off a pass against Eastern Illinois (10/17)… Had three kickoff returns for 51 yards 2014 - Redshirt Sophomore Season Appeared in 11 contests, making one start versus Florida A&M (Sept. 27)… Notched 42 stops (29 solo)… Tallied 5.5 tackles for loss… Recorded two sacks… Had 1.5 tackles for loss against Jackson State (Sept. 13)… Notched a season-high 10 tackles versus UT Martin (Oct. 18)… Logged a quarterback hurry and pass breakup against the Sky-

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DUNCAN

R-So. • CB 5-10 • 175

So. •SS 5-11 • 180

RIBAULT HS

2014 - Freshmen Season Appeared in nine games as a freshman… Tallied 10 tackles (six solo)… Notched a season-best three stops at Southeast Missouri (Oct. 4)… Contributed to the OVC’s top total defense (303.2 yards per game) and pass defense (153.3 yards per game)… Ribault HS Played running back and defensive back for Ribault Sr. High School in Jacksonville, Fla… Had offers from Jacksonville, Bethune-Cookman and Charleston Southern… Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds… Attended the same high school as fellow 2014 recruit Marvin Maddox… Helped lead team to a 7-4 overall record and a 6-1 league mark during his senior season… Was a member of Ribault’s basketball team… Plans to major in Business

2015 - Freshman Season Played in seven games, started one game at safety as a true freshman… gathered a season high six tackles and forced a fumble at Jacksonville State (9/19)… credited for five tackles and half a tacklefor-loss at UT Martin (10/10)… forced a fumble and collected three tackles against Murray State (11/7) Lamar HS Played in the defensive secondary at Lamar HS in Houston, Texas… Recorded four interceptions as a senior… Returned three picks for touchdowns… Recovered a fumble… Ran back the recovery 25 yards for a score… Averaged 31 yards per interception return… Notched 40 stops as a junior… Broke up four passes in 2013… Picked off three passes as a junior… Scored one touchdown in 2013… Led team to a 10-3 overall record and a 7-0 mark district play… Made it to the second round of the 6A State Playoffs in 2014… Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds… Can bench press 300lbs… Had offers from Lamar, Incarnate Word and Texas State... Coached by Tom Nolan

DUNCAN

LAQUARIUS COOK

R-So. • SS 6-0 • 175

HOUSTON, TEXAS LAMAR HS

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. 2015 - Sophomore Season Redshirted

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BIRMINGHAM, ALA.

WENONAH HS

2015 - Redshirt Freshman Season One of six Tigers to start all 10 games... Second on team in tackles with 58... had seven tackles-for-loss and two pass breakups... Had a season best eight tackles at the Southern Heritage Classic versus Jackson State (9/12)... Recorded seven tackles and a breakup against Austin Peay (10/31)... Registered a season high five solo tackles, seven total, at Eastern Kentucky (10/24)... Finished with seven tackles at UT Martin (10/10) 2014 - Freshman Season Redshirted Wenonah HS Played strong safety at Wenonah High School in Birmingham, Ala... Registered 110 tackles in his four-year career... Picked off seven passes including five during his senior season, returning one for a touchdown... Forced one fumble and recovered three... Tallied one sack... Was coached by Ronald Cheatham... Helped lead team to a 10-2 mark during his junior season... Chosen to the West Sqaud of the Pre-season All-Star Team... Received offers from Alabama State, Southern Illinois and Murray State... Plans to major in Engineering or Sports Medicine

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LADARIUS JOHNSON

R-So. • CB 5-10 • 170

NASHVILLE, TENN. HILLWOOD HS 2015 - Redshirted Freshman Season Played in four contests… collected one tackle against Eastern Illinois (10/17) 2014 - Freshman Season Redshirted Hillwood HS Played defensive back at Hillwood High School in Nashville… Named team’s Most Valuable Player...

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SABREE

CURTIS, JR.

Fr. • RB 5-10 • 175

FAIRBURN, GA. CREEKSIDE HS Creekside HS Played for Will Rodgers at Creekside HS… Rushed for 1,600 yards and 25 touchdowns… Recorded a 74-yard punt return for a score on special teams on his way to being named First Team All-Region… Listed as a 2-star recruit by Rivals.com who has been clocked with a 4.5 40… Led CHS to a 8-3 record and a spot in the Georgia State 5A Playoffs… Had offers from Alcorn State, Colorado State, Georgia State, Kent State and Miami (OH)… Garnered interest from Georgia Southern, Middle Tennessee, Troy and Western Kentucky… Son of Sabree Curtis, Sr. and Sharon Mercer

Personal Son of Lakeisha Ellison… Born: April 20, 1996

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ERICK EVANS

R-So. • RB 5-10 • 185

DALLAS, TEXAS NORTH TEXAS 2015 - Redshirt Sophomore Season Played in 10 games, starting the final game of the season… Led the Tigers over the final four games with 65 carries, 372 yards, averaging 5.7 yards per carry and 93 yards per game while crossing the goal line five times… Caught 11 balls for 84 yards over the final two games of the season… Led the team with six rushing touchdowns, rushing for 413 yards on 80 carries… Hauled in 16 passes for 85 yards… Recorded first touchdown in a Tiger uniform at Florida A&M (9/26)… Garnered season highs in carries (28), yards rushing (111), touchdowns (2), receptions (6), receiving yards (57) and all-purpose yards (168) at


Tennessee Tech (11/21), earning OVC Newcomer of the Week for his efforts… Carried 17 times for 96 yards, including a 58-yard scoring run, as well as going for 27 yards on five receptions, against Murray State (11/7)… Ran for 83 yards and a touchdown on 13 carries against Austin Peay (10/31)… Had a season long 62-yard run, resulting in a touchdown, while earning 85 yards on seven touches… Returned four kickoffs for 49 yards

erty Bowl High School All-Star Game… Was named Team MVP as a senior… Had over 700 kickoff return yards and 12 touchdowns… Ran for approximately 400 yards as a senior Personal: Born May 29, 1996… Son of Angela and Virgil Deanes... Major: Computer Science

2014 - at North Texas Saw action in six games... Ran for 207 yards and three touchdowns... Took his first collegiate carry 53 yards for a touchdown against SMU... Led team with nine carries for 40 yards and a touchdown versus Louisiana Tech... Notched his third career touchdown and rushed for a career-high 57 yards against Nicholls State... Ran the ball five times for 47 yards at UAB... 2013 - at North Texas Redshirted Seagoville HS Was a three-time letterwinner at SHS... Was named first-team all-district his senior year... Carried 108 times for 962 yards and 20 touchdowns as well as 11 receptions for 208 yards and three touchdowns... Personal: Son of Zed and Pamela Evans... Majoring in mechanical engineering... Born on May 7, 1993

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R-Fr. • RB 5-10 • 210

MURFREESBORO, TENN.

SIEGEL HS 2015 - Freshman Season Redshirted Siegel HS Played running back for Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn. … Has a twin brother, Andrew who also played for Siegel HS… Coached by Greg Wyant… Son of Andrea and Earl Knox

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R-So. • RB 5-10 • 190

MEMPHIS, TENN. SOUTHWIND HS 2015 - Redshirt Freshman Season Carried the ball 10 times for 30 yards, playing in nine games… Ran for 11 yards on a season high six carries at Tennessee Tech (11/21), also caught a pass for nine yards and returned a kickoff 29 yards, totaling 49 all-purpose yards… Carried twice for 15 yards at Eastern Kentucky (10/24)… Ran for 211 yards on 10 kickoff returns… Registered a season long of 32 yards against Alabama State in the John Merritt Classic (9/6) 2014 - Freshman Season Redshirted Southwind HS Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and can squat 420 lbs… Was named All-District and to the Shelby Metro Team… Played in the Lib-

BLAIR

EDWARDS

So. • LB 6-1 • 195

GADSDEN, ALA. GADSDEN CITY HS 2015 - Freshman Season Played in all ten games as a true freshman, starting two… Seventh on the team with 33 tackles… Recorded lone sack of the season, matching season high in tackles (13) and recovered a fumble against Murray State (11/7)… Set a season high of 13 tackles and six solos against Austin Peay (10/31) Gadsden City HS Played middle and outside linebacker as well as safety at Gadsden City HS in Alabama… Notched 133 stops… Recovered a pair of fumbles… Scored a touchdown of defense… Had eight tackles for loss… Was honored by the Alabama High School Association for his 16 tackle and two sack performance in the Titans’ 34-28 double overtime win over Auburn… Named Second Team All-State by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as a senior… Led team to a 10-3 overall record and 6-1 region record as a senior… Named Fox 6 2014 7A Defensive Player of the Year… Selected to the Pigskin Roundup All-star Team… Coached by Matt Scott… Son of Freda and Rodney Edwards… Born Jan. 30, 1997… Brother of current Tiger Rodney Edwards.

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CHRIS

COLLINS

Jr. • LB 5-11 • 205

FAIRBURN, GA. CREEKSIDE HS 2015-16 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2014-15 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2015 - Sophomore Season Started all 10 contests, leading the team with 79 tackles, 38 solos and 41 assists… registered six tackles-for-loss, combining for 17 yards, one sack, an interception, two breakups, three pass deflections, a quarterback hurry, recovered a fumble and recorded the lone safety of the season… notched a career high 13 tackles at top ranked Jacksonville State (9/19)… grabbed first career interceptions while collecting 12 tackles at UT Martin (10/10)… earned first sack of his career versus Jackson State (9/12)… forced a safety at Florida A&M (9/26) and also picked up 11 tackles and a pass breakup… finished with fourth double-digit tackle game against Murray State (11/7) with 11 2014- Freshman Season Saw action in 11 games, starting one at Austin Peay (Nov. 8)… Notched five tackles (four solo)… Tallied a season-high three tackles against Edward Waters (Aug. 30)… Recovered a fumble versus the Tigers… Creekside HS Started at middle linebacker for three seasons at Creekside High School in Fairburn, Ga… Recorded 130 tackles as a senior… Picked off five passes in his career… Tallied seven sacks and 29 tackles for loss during his final two seasons… Bench presses 325 pounds… Squats 455 pounds… Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds… Captain of his team during his senior season... Helped his team win the State Championship in Class 5A... Voted Defensive Player of the year for state and region 4 AAAAA... Was an all-region honorable mention as a junior… Selected All-Region and All-State following his senior season… Is a member of the National Honor Society… Plans to major in Business

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Personal: Majoring in Agricultural Science... Son of Nicole Fuqua... Born on Feb. 4, 1997... Related to former TSU football player and Seattle Seahawk Larry Howse

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DESMOND JOHNSON

Fr. • DB 6-1 • 190

HUNTSVILLE, ALA. J.O. JOHNSON HS

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SETH

ROWLAND

Fr. • RB 5-6 • 185

NOLENSVILLE, TENN. GA PREP ACADEMY

J.O. Johnson HS Played free safety, wide receiver and quarterback last season for Harold Wells at J.O. Johnson H.S… He recorded 67 tackles and two interceptions… On offense, he had 25 receptions for 432 yards and three scores… Listed as a 2-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247Sports… Was selected to play for the United States Under-19 Select team against Canada… Had offers from Alabama A&M, Army, Campbell, Murray State, Navy, Samford, Southern Illinois, UT Martin, Western Carolina… Had interest from Alabama, Auburn, Cincinnati, Clemson, Duke, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, UAB, Utah, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest and Western Kentucky… Son of Susann and Danny Johnson… Plans to major in Sports Management

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GRANGER

R-Fr. • RB 6-0 • 220

PEMBROKE PINES, FLA.

FLANAGAN HS 2016 - Redshirt-Freshman Season Medical Hardship 2015 - Freshman Season Redshirted Flanagan HS Played running back at Flanagan HS in Pembroke Pines in Florida… Rushed for three touchdowns in a game against West Broward… Had 80 yards on only 6 carries versus Fort Lauderdale… Recorded 392 yards on only 61 carries and five touchdowns in 2013… Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds… Can squat 500lbs… Has a 30” vertical… Led team to a 12-1 record overall and a 7-0 district record as a senior… Lost to eventual State Champ Columbus in the semi-final at the 8A State Playoffs…Named to the 2015 Dolphins All-Star Game for Team Broward… Coached by Devin Bush

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NICHOLAS FUQUA

Fr. • RB 5-9 • 190

NASHVILLE, TENN.

EUSTIS HS

Eustis HS Ranked as a 2-star recruit by Rivals.com… Finished with 77 tackles, 36 solos, in 11 games at Nease HS in Ponta Vedra, Fla… Also notched nine tackles for loss, a sack and two fumble recoveries… Played for Tim Krause at Nease HS and Mike Hay at Eustus HS… Had offers from Arkansas State and Florida Atlantic… Drew interest from Ball State, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami (FL), Michigan, Mississippi, Mississippi State, South Carolina, Tennessee and UCF

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MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY

2015 - Redshirt Sophomore Season Played in all ten games of the season at fullback, starting seven… had one kickoff return for one yard against Murray State (11/7) 2014 - Redshirt Freshman Season Played in one game at Austin Peay (Nov. 8)… 2013 - Freshman Season Redshirted Personal: Born on April 7, 1995… Son of Tina and Terence Harris... Father also played football at TSU... Major: Undecided

ANDREW KNOX

R-Fr. • FB 5-11 • 250

MURFREESBORO, TENN.

SIEGEL HS

2015 - Freshman Season Redshirted after suffering a season ending injury in the second week of the season… Had one carry for three yards versus Jackson State in the Southern Heritage Classic (9/12) Siegel HS Played fullback and middle linebacker at Siegel HS in Murfreesboro, Tennessee… Scored 12 touchdowns and 74 total points as a senior… Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.57 seconds… Can bench press 325lbs…. Can squat 485lbs…. Has a twin brother, Andre who also played for Siegel HS and is a current Tiger… Played for the East Team in the eighth annual Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic… Ran for 106 yards against Blackman as a junior… Coached by Greg Wyant… Son of Andrea and Earl Knox… Majoring in Business... Born on September 28, 1996

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HARRIS II

NASHVILLE, TENN.

REID

EUSTIS, FLA.

TERENCE R-Jr. • FB 6-1 • 242

TYRIC Fr. • RB 5-11 • 243

Ravenwood HS Ran for 1,243 yards during his senior season leading RHS to a 16-1 record… Averaged 103.6 yards per game while rushing for 16 touchdowns… Spent a season at Georgia Prep Academy… Brother of current Tiger Chris Rowland

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KEVIN

2015 - Freshman Season Redshirted

DeWALT

R-Jr. • DE 6-2 • 230

Brother Martin HS Finished his career with 33 extra points in his final three years

CINCINNATI, OHIO KENT STATE 2015 - Redshirt Sophomore Season Sat out after transfer 2014 - at Kent State Did not accumilate any stats 2013 - at Kent State Redshirted Walnut Hills HS Earned second team all-conference honors... Helped Walnut Hills to first postseason appearance in program history... Born on December 13, 1994... Son of Kevin and Kimberly DeWalt... Majoring in Political Science

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HAYS HS

2015-16 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2014-15 OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll 2015 - Sophomore Season Finished second on the team in scoring with 50 points… Converted on 26-of-29 extra points and 8-of-14 on field goals… Is one of 16 returning kickers in the country who converted on a field goal of 50 yards or more in 2015… Split the uprights for a season long of 50 yards at Nissan Stadium against Eastern Illinois (10/17) as one of a 3-for3 performance… Strung 22 consecutive made extra points which ended on second attempt in ninth game of the season… Was 2-for-2 against Austin Peay (10/31) including a 47-yarder… Averaged 57.3 yards on 47 kickoffs for 2,692 yards including 14 touchbacks… Had one punt for 43 yards, while recording a tackle and a fumble recovery at UT Martin (10/10)

STEPHENS, JR.

BOUDREAUX

So. • LB 6-2 • 235

CLARK

Jr. • K 5-11• 155 HAYS, KAN.

DEMETRO

LITHONIA, GA.

ARABIA MOUNTAIN HS

2015 Freshman Season Played in seven games, starting two at linebacker as a true freshman… finished with nine tackles… recorded a season high four tackles against Eastern Illinois (10/17)… notched first collegiate sack versus Jackson State (9/12)… grabbed three tackles, one for-loss against Austin Peay (10/31) Arabia Mountain HS Recorded 74 Solos, 41 Assists, 115 Total Tackles for AMHS in Georgia

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QUINTIS MADDOX

R-Fr. • DE 6-3 • 260

CONYERS, GA. SALEM HS 2015 - Freshman Season Redshirted Salem HS Played reps at defensive end and middle linebacker for Salem HS in Conyers, Georgia… Led team to a 6-5 overall record and a 6-3 mark in the region as a senior… Had offers from Middle Tennessee State, Austin Peay, Western Kentucky and South Carolina State... Was also a member of the track and field team… Played for John Starr… Son of LaDonna Maddox

2014 - Freshman Season Kicked in 12 games… Was 8-of-15 on field goals… Made 26-of-28 extra points… Led team with 50 points… Kicked off 62 times for 3,342 yards, a 53.9 average… Booted 12 kicks out of the end zone for touchbacks… Notched a career-long 46-yard field goal against Jackson­ville State (Oct. 11)… Hays HS Attended the Winter 2013 College-Prep Show­case... Was MVP of the KCKicking Camp... Won the Last Man Standing Competition, Punt Championship and Kick-Off Championship... During Clark’s junior season he made 33 of 38 PATs and was 4-4 on field goals hitting from 27 yards twice, 33 yards and 37 yards...His senior year Clark missed just one PAT making 30 of 31 and was 7-9 of FG. He converted from 28, 29, 31, 36, 37, 38, and 48 yards. His only misses in two years were from 47 and 50 yards. Clark also played wide receiver and defensive back during his senior season. Personal: Born Dec. 26, 1995… Son of Dina and Wes Clark Major: Biology

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MITCHELL

BOUDREAUX

So. • K 5-5 • 150

SLIDELL, LA.

MADDOX

BROTHER MARTIN HS

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PORTER

R-So. • LB 6-1 • 235

MEMPHIS, TENN.

MELROSE HS

2015 - Redshirt Freshman Season Played in nine games and earning a start in the final game of the season… Finished with 16 tackles, nine solo and one for-loss… Collected a season high five tackles against Eastern Illinois (10/17)… Registered his first tackle in a three grab performance at Jacksonville State (9/19)… Totaled three tackles at Eastern Kentucky (10/24)

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2012 - at Cincinnati Redshirted Middleton HS Ranked as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and a two-star recruit by Scout.com... rushed for 859 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior at Middletown High School... tallied a 30-5 record as a prep... given name is Ester James Junior IV... son of Yolanda Junior and EJ Junior III ... father played college football at Alabama, earning Consensus All-America honors in 1979... played 13 years in the NFL and was a two-time Pro Bowl selection... father is the current head football coach at Central State University... intends to major in engineering... coached by Troy Everhart

2014 - Freshman Season Redshirted Melrose HS Started at linebacker for Melrose High School in Memphis, Tenn… Tallied 59 tackles during his senior year… Recorded six sacks in 2013… Forced three fumbles and recovered four others… Selected defensive MVP of his high school following his last two seasons… Ran the 800 meter dash for his high school track team… Helped lead his team to an 8-4 record during his senior season… Played on the same team as fellow TSU commit Justin Brooks… Named Second Team All-District as a defensive end / outside linebacker…Coached by Eddie Woods… Plans to major in Criminal Justice or Business… Son of Tamara Porter… Born April 29, 1996

JUNIOR

EJ

JUNIOR, IV

R-Sr. • RB 6-0 • 220

MIDDLETON, OHIO CINCINNATI 2015 - Redshirt Junior Season Played in eight games, starting the final game of the season at fullback… Rushed three times for six yards at Tennessee Tech (11/21)… Had one kickoff return for four yards and converted one tackle at Eastern Kentucky (10/24) 2014 - at Cincinnati Appeared in seven games... had one carry for three yards...

Personal: Son of Daniele and Issac Martin... has one brother, Levan... born in Johnson City, Tenn.... Birthday: 3/11/98

LOGAN

McCLELLAN

O’Fallon HS Played wide receiver and cornerback for OHS… Named MaxPreps Player of the Game versus Collinsville after blocking a punt and returning it for a touchdown, as well as recording a safety during senior season

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FREEDOM HS

JOSEPH

JOHNSON

Jr. • LB 6-1 • 205

NASHVILLE, TENN. BRENTWOOD ACADEMY 2015 - Sophomore Season Played in six games… Registered a tackle against Murray State (11/7) 2014 - Freshmen Season Played in four games… Did not accumulate any stats… Brentwood Academy Led his team to the semi-finals of the State Championship Personal: Born Sept. 5, 1996… Son of Vanessa and Cordell Johnson... Major: Finance

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David Crockett HS Registered 52 tackles over his last two seasons at DCHS... Recorded five sacks during same time span... Was a two-sport athlete playing basketball and football

ORLANDO, FLA.

O’FALLON, ILL. O’FALLON HS

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R-Jr. • LB 6-1 • 230

Fr. • S 6-3 • 175

PORTER

MARTIN

Fr. • LB 6-2 • 245

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2015 - Junior Season Sat out the majority of the season due to a medical redshirt after sustaining an injury early in the third game of the season… Started the first three games of 2015… Registered a season high nine tackles versus Jackson State at the Southern Heritage Classic (9/12)… Finished the season opener against Alabama State in the John Merritt Classic (9/6) with six tackles… Recorded five stops at Jacksonville State (9/19) before being sidelined for the remainder of the season 2014 - Sophomore Season Saw action in 12 games, making seven starts at linebacker… Tallied 16 stops on the year (eight solo)… Notched one tackle for loss… Recorded a season-high six stops at Austin Peay (Nov. 8)… Contributed to the OVC’s top total defense (303.2 yards per game) and pass defense (153.3 yards per game)... 2013 - Freshman Season Played in all 14 games… Made nine tackles, seven solo… Set season-highs with five stops, two tackles for loss and one sack against Central State (9/28)… Freedom HS North is an aggressive, athletic and versatile linebacker … Nationalunderclassmen.com said that he finds himself around the football and the natural athleticism he displayed in both pass coverage and stopping the run. North plays with an aggressive attitude and loves getting physical at the point of attack. He shows great mobility in the open field and has the fluid hips to turn in coverage and help break up passing plays. North could either line up on the inside or play on the outside of any line backing corps. North has good speed and the ability to play sideline to sideline. He takes good angles towards making the tackle and has good instincts when finding the football. … the NUC Florida 5 Star Showcase in Orlando … runs a 4.7, 40 … had offers from Bowling Green, UMass and Memphis


2014 - At Dodge City CC Finished third on the team in tackles with 51, 22 solo… secured seven tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble Kennesaw Mountain HS Prepped at Kennesaw Mountain HS for coach Andy Scott… holds a spot in numerous defensive records including sacks (4th, 6.5), single season sacks (5th, 4.5 in 2012), and fumbles recovered in a season (3rd, 2 in 2012)

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KELLER, TEXAS

DANTE’

FERGUSON

LITHONIA, GA.

ARABIA MOUNTAIN HS

2015 - Freshman Season Redshirted Arabia Mountain HS Teamed with fellow Tiger Demetro Stephens, Jr. at AMHS...

ROBERT

CRAWFORD

R-Fr. • DT 6-0 • 265

NASHVILLE, TENN. FATHER RYAN HS 2015 - Freshman Season Redshirted Father Ryan HS Played outside linebacker and defensive end for Father Ryan HS in Nashville… Amassed 84 stops (52 solo) during his junior campaign… Had 6.0 tackles for loss… Sacked the quarterback 5.5 times in 2013… Recovered a fumble and forced four as a junior… Named Second Team All-Midstate by the Tennessean… Selected to the Division-AA All-Rutherford County Team… Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.88 seconds… Bench presses 365lbs… Can squat 460lbs… Played for coach Bruce Lussier…

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LEE

KELLER HS

R-Fr. • LB 6-2 • 220

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CRIM

Fr. • LB 6-2 • 210

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REED

Keller HS Prepped for coach Carl Stralow

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LATRELLE LEE

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2015 - Sophomore Season Started and played in nine games at defensive end… Finished with 29 tackles, 6.5 tackles-for-loss, 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a quarterback hurry… Registered season highs of 2.5 tackles-for-loss and two sacks against Murray State (11/7) while making four stops… Had a season high five tackles versus Jackson State (9/12) at the Southern Heritage Classic… Opened the season with two tackles-for-loss against Alabama State (9/6) in the John Merritt Classic 2014 - Freshmen Season Played in seven contests… Made five tackles on the year (four solo)… Notched a career-high two stops in the season opener against Edward Waters (Aug. 30)… Dothan HS Started at defensive end for Dothan High School… Made 87 stops and 16 tackles for loss during his senior year… Recorded 13 sacks in his career… Tallied 93 wrap-ups as a junior… Named team Most Valuable Defensive Lineman in 2013… Had an offer from Alabama State… Can bench press 315 pounds and squat 405… Ran the 40yard dash in 4.7 seconds… Led his team to a 6-4 record as a senior… Attended the same high school as fellow 2014 recruit Josh Bighems… Son of Nichelle Lee… Majoring in Criminal Justice... Born September 15, 1995.

COOK

R-Fr. • LS 6-1 • 215

Jr. • DE 6-2 • 225

DOTHAN, ALA. DOTHAN HS

TIMERIK

DECATUR, GA. DeKALB HS

Personal: Son of Patrick Cook and Vickie Hayes-Cook... has one brother, Isaiah, and one sister, Ashley... Born 9/25/96... Major: Psychology

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LACHAVIOUS SIMMONS

R-Fr. • OT 6-5 • 290

SELMA, ALA. SELMA HS 2015 - Freshman Season Redshirted Slema HS: Played on both sides of the line at Selma HS in Alabama… Also had offers from Jacksonville State, Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Samford and Savannah State… Led team to a 6-4 record as a senior… Coached by Leroy Miles… Son of Quincella Simmons and Eric Young… Born Sept. 12, 1996… Majoring in Human Performance and Sport Sciences.

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TYRELL DOSS

R-So. • OL 6-2 • 290

SIDNEY

DYERSBURG, TENN.

HAMMOND

DYERSBURG HS

R-Jr. • DE 6-1 • 250

2015 - Redshirt Freshman Season Did not play

KENNESAW, GA. WESTERN KENTUCKY

2014 - Freshman Season Redshirted Dyersburg HS First Team All-Region… Preseason All-State… Played in the All-Star Game

2015 - Western Kentucky Redshirted

Personal: Born on Dec. 11, 1995… Son of Latania and Wallace Doss... Major: Agricultural Business

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THOMAS BURTON

JESSAMEN

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DUNKER

R-So. • OL 6-2 • 290

2014 - Freshman Season Redshirted Whitehaven HS Played on the offensive line for Whitehaven High School… Led the Tigers to a 9-3 record and a 5-1 mark in the region…Received an offer from UT Martin… Selected Offensive Player of the Game following a win against Mitchell on Aug. 24, 2013… Named to the 16-AAA All-Region Team as a senior… Was chosen as a team-captain as a senior… Intends on majoring in Engineering… Son of Sherman and Toleda Brown…

FLORIDA

2015- Redshirt Junior Season Played in all 10 games, starting nine... started the first eight games at left guard, started at right guard in the final game of the season... a mainstay for an offense who amassed over 3,000 yards 2014 - Redshirt Sophomore Season Appeared in all 12 games, making 11 starts… Started at both left guard and left tackle… Anchored a unit that did not allow a sack during the last four ballgames… Helped protect a quarterback duo that threw for 3,268 yards and 23 touchdowns… Led the unit to a No. 18 ranking in FCS, giving up only 1.17 sacks per game…

BROOKS

MEMPHIS, TENN. MELROSE HS

BOYNTON BEACH, FLA. 2016 Preseason All-OVC 2015 All-OVC Second Team

JUSTIN R-So. • OL 6-5 • 270

Sr. • OL 6-5 • 290

MEMPHIS, TENN. WHITEHAVEN HS O’Fallon HS 2015 - Redshirt Freshman Season Played in nine games, starting the final six games at center… Anchored an offense who totaled over 2,100 yards during his six starts

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2015 - Redshirt Freshman Season Played in seven contests, starting against Austin Peay (10/31)… Was a member of an offense who amassed over 3,000 total yards on the year 2014 - Freshman Season Redshirted Melrose HS Played on the offensive line at Melrose HS in Memphis… Helped lead Melrose to an 8-4 record as a senior... Born on December 5, 1995... Son of Shequendolyn Williams and Todd Carter... Majoring in Criminal Justice.

2013 - Redshirt Freshman Season Started 13 games for TSU at left tackle… Blocked for Tim Broughton who rushed for 1,146 yards (25th-most nationally) and six touchdowns… Protected a quarterback duo that combined for 26 passes touchdowns and only four interceptions 2012 at Florida: Did not see game action and redshirted…Named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week after the Tennessee game. High School: Consensus four-star recruit…Selected as the No. 46 recruit in the ESPN 150…Ranked the No. 4 offensive guard in the country by ESPN…Listed as the No. 20 recruit in the state of Florida by Rivals.com…Named a PARADE High School All-American and 2011 Under Armour All-American…Named to the Press-Register’s 120 List…Selected to play in the 2011 FACA All-State Game…Selected to the AP Class 5A All-State First Team…Transferred to Boynton Beach High School as a junior after moving to Florida from Georgia…Did not play football until his junior year of high school…Chose Florida over Auburn, LSU, Alabama, Georgia, Vanderbilt, Tennessee, South Carolina, Baylor, Florida State, Notre Dame and West Virginia…Coached by Rick Swain.

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2015 - Redshirt Freshman Season Played in all 10 games, starting the first four at left tackle... A key member for an offense who amassed over 3,000 total yards

MERCED CC

Northside HS Played for Kevin Kinsler at Northside HS… Son of Darlena and Mark Allen... Born on April 22, 1996... Majoring in Sports Medicine.

WALLACE JR.

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. LANPHIER HS

WARNER ROBBINS, GA. at Merced CC Played in all contests in 2015 for Bob Casey at Merced CC… Had offers from Arkansas State, Middle Tennessee, North Carolina A&T and Northwestern State… Generated interset from Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, Colorado State, Fresno State, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Kentucky, New Mexico State, Oklahoma and UNLV

CHRIS

R-So. • OL 6-6 • 302

ALLEN

Jr. • OL 6-3 • 300

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BROOKS

2014 - Freshman Season Redshirted

DUNKER

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Lanphier HS Played tight end for Lanphier High School in Springfield, Ill… Was a 2011 All-Conference Honorable Mention… Is a member of the National Honor Society and Junior Frontiers… Named Academic All-Conference as a senior… Can bench press 255 pounds… Also played basketball in high school… Intends to major in Education or Communications… Son of Makeda Joseph and Chris Wallace Sr…


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KEVIN

KENTON

R-Sr. • OL 6-2• 300

WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. PALM BEACH LAKES HS

loss… Collected 3.5 sacks, recovered a fumble and forced a fumble… Played for Rion Rhoades Springfield HS Was listed as a 2-Star athlete by Rivals.com… Played for Dustin Wilson at Springfield HS

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2015 - Redshirt Junior Season Started and played in all 10 games... Started the first four games at center, started at right guard over the next five games and started the final game of the season at left guard... A mainstay for an offense who amassed over 3,000 total yards

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CAMREN JONES

R-Fr. • G 6-3 • 290

MEMPHIS, TENN. RIDGEWAY HS 2015 - Freshman Season Redshirted Ridgeway HS Played on the offensive line, specifically at tackle for Ridgeway HS in Memphis… Led team to a 12-2 overall record and a 6-0 mark in the district as a senior… Helped his team reach the semi-finals of the Division I Class 5A State Championship… Fell to eventual State Champ Hillsborough in the Final Four… Named First-Team 15-AAA All-District… Can bench press 395lbs…. Can squat 500 lbs…. Had offers from Southeast Missouri, Eastern Kentucky and Alcorn State... Played for Duron Sutton… Son of Vaniessa and Charlie Jones…

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2014 - Redshirt Sophomore Season Appeared in eight contests, starting four… Started the final three contests at center… Anchored a unit that did not allow a sack during the last four ballgames… Helped protect a quarterback duo that threw for 3,268 yards and 23 touchdowns… Led the unit to a No. 18 ranking in FCS, giving up only 1.17 sacks per game…

MADISON, TENN. BETHEL Personal: Prepped at Pope John Paul II before playing one season at Bethel College... son of Felicia and Reginald Marshall Sr... born in Nashville, Tenn... Birthday 6/20/96.

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KENTON

SCOTT

PEORIA, ILL. PEORIA HS Peoria HS Played for Tim Thornton at Peoria HS… Helped PHS to a 10-2 record and a Big Twelve Conference title… Led squad to a Quarterfinal appearance in the Illinois Class 5A tournament… A 2-star prospect according to scout.com… Had offers from Alabama State and Valparaiso… Garnered interest from Harvard, Illinois, Illinois State, Indiana, Iowa State, Jacksonville State, Missouri, North Dakota State and Northern Illinois… Son of Cenita and Jeff Scott, Sr… Majoring in Physical Therapy... Born on Sept. 17, 1997.

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XZAVIER

McALLISTER

Fr. • OL 6-7 • 350

JAMAHL JELKS

CANTON, OHIO MERCED CC

Fr. • OL 6-5 • 305

at Merced CC Played for Bob Casey... Had offers from Akron, Georgia State and Pitt… Had interest from Arizona, Arizona State, Fresno State, Oregon State, San Jose State, Utah, Utah State and Washington State

GADSDEN, ALA. GADSDEN CITY HS Gadsden City HS Is versatile on the front line as a tackle and a center… Selected to play in the 2015 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game… Named to the Alabama 100, an independent of Scout.com’s… Ranked as the No. 8 offensive lineman in Alabama… Earned a spot on the 2015 Alabama Sports Writers Association 7A All-State First Team… Honored as part of the TV24 Pigskin All-Star Football Team… Played for Matt Scott… Had offers from Jacksonville State, Southern Miss, Tennessee Tech and UAB… Received interest from Auburn, Middle Tennessee and Troy… Son of Sabrina Reid… Plans to major in Business

JEFF

Fr. • OL 6-5 • 298

2012 - Freshman Season Redshirted

Personal Son of Sephlin Kenton and Sylvester Kenton...Born on Sept. 9, 1993... Plans on majoring in Civil Engineering...Recruited by Marshall, Bethune-Cookman, and FIU.

MARSHALL, Jr.

R-So. • OL 6-3 • 300

2013 - Redshirt Freshman Season Appeared in two contests on the offensive line...

Palm Beach Lakes HS An All-Star Team selection for Coach Alonzo Jefferson...Registered 35 Pancakes while playing center and left tackle...Had three sacks and 52 tackles as a defensive tackle...Recorded five tackles in Senior All-Star game...Qualified for regionals in the discuss as a junior

REGINALD

McKinley HS A 2-star recruit according to Rivals.com… Prepped for Dan Reardon at McKinley HS… Majoring in Psychology... Born on June 8, 1994... Son of Maxamillion and Yoland McAllister.

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TERRENCE SUMMERS

R-So. • DT 6-2 • 310

SPRINGFIELD, TENN.

HUTCHINSON CC

Hutchinson CC Played the 2015 season with Hutchinson CC after redshirting freshman season… Recorded 39 tackles this past season including 7.5 for

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COLBY GREEN

Fr. • K 6-1 • 190

NASHVILLE, TENN. ENSWORTH HS Personal: Prepped at Ensworth HS... played football and soccer... son of Casey Green and April Green.. born in Nashville, Tenn... Birthday 6/20/96.

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PATRICK

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HILL

R-So. • WR 6-2 • 180

NASHVILLE, TENN.

BATTLE GROUND ACADEMY

Personal: Recorded 46 tackles during senior season... son of Lesley and Glenn Young, Jr.... Birthday: 7/23/98... father played football at Vanderbilt and with the St. Louis Rams

2015 - Redshirt Freshman Season Did not play

Personal Son of Denise Johnson… Born: March 28, 1995.

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DeVON

HUNTSVILLE, ALA. ALABAMA A&M 2015 – Alabama A&M Played in nine games… finished with 18 receptions for 260 yards… added 52 yards on 11 carries… ran Track for the Bulldogs 2014 – Alabama A&M Played in all 11 games for AAMU… caught 13 passes for 190 yards and two touchdowns… scored twice against Alcorn State (11/8/14) Personal: Prepped at J.O. Johnson HS… son of Danny and Susan Johnson… brother of current Tiger, Desmond Johnson… Birthday: 1/23/96

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HARALSON JAMAL

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KIRKLEN

Fr. • WR 5-11 • 167

JOHNSON

Jr. • WR 6-1 • 165

NASHVILLE, TENN. HILLWOOD HS Hillwood HS Finished career with 64 receptions for 988 yards and 10 touchdowns, eight scores as a senior… rushed 148 times, gaining 840 yards on the ground scoring four times… registered a kickoff return for a touchdown as a junior… amassed 80 tackles, 55 solo, and pulled down five interceptions Personal: Son of Michelle Kirklen and Jamal Gore… born in Gary, Ind… Birthday: 2/19/98

MAZIO

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RHODES

R-Jr • WR 6-0 • 165

LARRY

GOODLETSVILLE, TENN

HARALSON II

R-So. • WR 6-4 • 190

SMYRNA, TENN.

SMYRNA HS

2015 - Redshirt Freshmen Season Played in nine games, mainly with special teams… Collected two tackles against Austin Peay (10/31)… Assisted on a tackle against Eastern Illinois (10/17)

HUNTERS LANE HS

2015 - Redshirt Sophomore Season Did not play

Smyrna HS Stared for the Smryna High School from the wide receiver slot…. Hauled in 17 receptions for 366 yards and five touchdowns for the 6-5 Bulldogs…Recorded five receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown as a junior… Ran the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and benches 275 pounds… Tabbed as a two-star prospect by Rivals… Picked Tennessee State over Appalachian State and Indiana State

Major: Biology

Personal: Son of John and Karen Newberg... born in Kennesaw, Ga.... has one brother, McCoy... Birthday: 9/20/97

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MARVIN MADDOX

R-So. • DE 6-3 • 245

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.

RIBAULT HS

2015 - Redshirt Freshmen Season Played in nine games, starting four at defensive end… Had five tackles on the season… Recorded season high two stops versus Jackson State in the Southern Heritage Classic (9/12) 2014 - Freshmen Season Redshirted Ribault HS Played defensive end at Jean Ribault High School in Jacksonville, Fla… Tallied 41 tackles in 2013… Recorded 14 sacks as a senior… Helped lead team to a 7-4 overall record and a 6-1 league mark during his senior season… Can bench press 325 pounds… Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.7 seconds… Showed interest in Iowa State, North Carolina, Charleston Southern and Savannah State… Attended camp at Louisville and Vanderbilt… Named to the All-First Coast Football Third Team by the Florida Times-Union… Selected to the Miami Herald Watch List… Plans to major in Business

MADDOX #BigBlueRising

NEWBERG

FRANKLIN, TENN. INDEPENDENCE HS

2013 - Freshman Season Redshirted Personal: Born on Jan. 28, 1995… Son of Carla Woods and Michael Allen Rhodes

THOMAS Fr. • LS 6-4 • 190

2014 - Redshirt Junior Season Played in six games on special teams… Made a tackle at Austin Peay (Nov. 8)

2014 - Freshmen Season Redshirted

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YOUNG III

Fr. • DB 5-11 • 160

MEMPHIS, TENN. SHEFFIELD HS

Sheffield HS Played on the offensive and defensive side of the ball for Sheffield in Memphis, Tenn., serv­ing as team captain as a senior… Earned First Team All-Metro for offense and Second Team for defense for performance as a senior… Helped lead team to a City Championship and a Conference Championships in 2013… Won the Leadership Award and Motivational Award... Honor Roll student… Majoring in busi­ness administration.

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JASON

MORROW

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R-Jr. • DE 6-2 • 285

2014 - Redshirt Freshmen Season Saw action in six contests… Notched three tackles (two solos)… Had an assist in the season opener against Edward Waters (Aug. 30)… Tallied a pair of stops in the finale at Murray State (Nov. 22)… Personal: Son of Darlene and Jason Morrow Sr…. Born Dec. 14, 1994 Major: Psychology

NESBITT

2015 - Redshirt Sophomore Season Played in all 10 games… Completed the season with 10 tackles, a sack and had two quarterback hurries… Matched a season high with three tackles at Jacksonville State (9/19)… Notched a season high three tackles against Alabama State in the John Merritt Classic (9/6)... grabbed lone sack of the season against Murray State (11/7) 2014 - Redshirt Freshmen Season Played in 11 contests, making two starts at defensive end… Tallied 12 stops (eight solo)… Notched three sacks for losses of 13 total yards… Had 1.5 sacks versus Tennessee Tech (Sept. 20)… Recorded a season-high four tackles against Florida A&M (Sept. 27)… Had 1.5 sacks and forced a fumble versus the Rattlers… Broke up a pass against UT Martin (Oct. 18)… Contributed to the OVC’s top total defense (303.2 yards per game) and pass defense (153.3 yards per game)… Helped TSU to a No. 4 FCS ranking in sacks per game (3.58)

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MICHAEL

JUSTIN

CULPEPPER

Fr. • DT 6-1 • 255

ATLANTA, GA. CARVER HS

LAKELAND, FLA. KATHLENN HS Kathleen HS Listed as a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com and 247Sports… Recorded 53 tackles, 37 solo, with 11 tackles for loss, 10 sacks, nine quarterback hurries and one pass breakup… Was named 2015 All-County First Team for his efforts… Played for Irving Sterling and helped Kathleen HS to an appearance in the Florida 7A State playoffs… Had offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Marshall, UMass, South Alabama, South Florida, UCF and Virginia Tech… Generated interest from Florida State and Georgia… Son of Stacy Andrews, Toby Culpepper

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JERQUEZ HUGHEY

Fr. • DL 6-4 • 275

MONTEZUMA, GA. AIR FORCE

2013 - Freshman Season Redshirted

MORROW

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R-So. • DL 6-3 • 255

NASHVILLE, TENN. GLENCLIFF HS 2015 - Redshirt Sophomore Season Played in nine games, starting one game at Eastern Kentucky (10/24)… Tallied 12 stops, four tackles-for-loss, a sack and two quarterback hurries… Recorded two tackles on five separate occasions… Earned a sack at Florida A&M (9/26)

ROC-M

Carver HS Named first-team All-State by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and the Georgia Sports Writers Association … selected at Region 6B-AAAA Defensive Player of the year … recorded 10 sacks, 63 tackles and six tackles for loss during his senior season … named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Preseason All-State Watch List. … finished first in the shot put in the Atlanta Public Schools Middle School Track & Field Championships with a throw of 42 feet, 6 inches … City of Atlanta Champion in both the discus and shot put as a sophomore … named the Male Most Outstanding Track & Field Athlete at the City of Atlanta Track & Field Championships as a sophomore … placed second in the discus and shot put at the Region 6 AAAA meet and qualified for state in both events as a sophomore … plans to major in Sports Medicine

2015 - Air Force Played one season for the Prep School Personal: Committed to the Air Force Academy in 2015... received offers from Middle Tennessee and Wake Forest... son of Latonya Hughey and Ventson Smith... born in Thomaston, Ga... Birthday: 11/9/96

NESBITT

PERRY

Fr. • DT 6-1 • 330

MEMPHIS, TENN. WHITEHAVEN HS Whitehaven HS A 3-star recruit from Rivals.com and 247Sports… Finished with 20 tackles in seven games, 10 solos, 9.0 tackles for loss and six sacks in 2015… Guided team to the semifinals of the Tennessee Class 6A Playoffs… Selected for the AutoZone Liberty Bowl high school all-star football game… Played for Rodney Saulsberry… Had offers from Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Central Arkansas, Eastern Michigan, Georgia Southern, Howard, Indiana, Jacksonville State, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Mississippi, Missouri State, Southeastern Louisiana, Tennessee, Texas-San Antonio… Received interest from Missouri... Born on Feb. 26, 1998... Son of Michael Perry, Sr. & Robin Gray...

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2015 SEASON RECAPS

Game 1 • Sept. 6, 2015

Nissan Stadium (22,455) • Nashville, Tenn. 1 2 3 4 Final Alabama State 7 0 7 0 14 Tennessee State 0 3 0 21 24

Game 2 • Sept. 12, 2015

Liberty Bowl (48,385) • Memphis, Tenn. 1 2 3 4 Final Tennessee State 14 7 14 0 35 Jackson State 9 0 9 7 25

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State used a furious fourth quarter comeback to claim a 24-14 victory over Alabama State in the 17th John Merritt Classic. A crowd of 22,455 showed up to Nissan Stadium for the Sunday night game.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Tigers opened both halves with a flurry as they secured a 35-25 win over Jackson State in the 26th Southern Heritage Classic. A crowd of 48,335, largest classic crowd since 2008, witnessed the fourth consecutive win for Tennessee State over JSU.

Tennessee State (1-0) exploded on both sides of the ball as they outscored the Hornets 21-0 in the final stanza. The defense helped by forcing four fumbles and a three-and-out, giving the offense opportunities and great field position.

Tennessee State received the ball after winning the coin toss. O’Shay Ackerman-Carter wasted little time to team up with Patrick Smith on a 64-yard scoring play on the second play from scrimmage for a 7-0 lead 53 second into the game. From the TSU 36, Ackerman-Carter faked a hand-off and dumped a pass over the middle to Smith who then outraced the defense to the end zone.

The Tigers broke through for its first touchdown of the game on the third play of the fourth quarter as O’Shay Ackerman-Carter hit Patrick Smith across the middle for a 19-yard touchdown. It was the first career touchdown for both players and brought TSU to within four points of ASU at 14-10 with 14:22 remaining in the contest. The Tigers would get the ball back less than a minute later as defensive end Latrelle Lee forced the first fumble of the quarter. TSU would need just three plays to travel 36 yards and took its first lead of the game 17-14 on a 12-yard run by running back Tom Smith. The Big Blue defense needed just 1:32 to hand the ball back over to the offense as safety Javon Brandon caused another turnover. The Tigers ate some time off the clock as they extended the lead to 24-14 as running back Telvin Hooks crossed the goal line from five yards out with 6:15 remaining on the clock.

On TSU's second possession, Ackerman-Carter would injury himself after scrambling for seven yards. The redshirt-quarterback would stay down and exited the game. Junior Ronald Butler entered the game, for the second consecutive year, due to an injury. In last year’s classic, Butler appeared after Mike German went out in the second quarter. On his first play, a third and 18, Butler hit Patrick Smith down the left seam for 50 yards to the JSU 22. After a personal foul moved the ball to the seven, Telvin Hooks rushed to the end zone one play later for a 14-6 lead. Ackerman-Carter would return and lead a scoring drive with seven seconds remaining before halftime. The Jacksonville, Fla. native found a leaping Joshawn Bowens from 10-yards out to make the score 21-9.

The Tigers trailed at halftime 7-3, despite controlling the ball for 21 minutes opposed to two seconds shy of nine minutes for ASU. During that time the Tigers ran 46 plays for 182 yards, while holding the Hornets to 142 yards on 21 plays.

In the second half, Patrick Smith made his presence felt on special teams. After a stop by the defense on the first series of the second half, Smith received a punt and returned it 28 yards to the Tigers 15. TSU again put the ball in the hands of Hooks who carried three straight times with the final being a two-yard scoring run. The Big Blue increased its lead to 28-9 with 12:25 remaining in the third quarter.

In the third quarter, Duhart found Lawrence Oliver over the middle for a 52-yard pass play. Two plays later, the Hornets would find the end zone as Duhart called his own number from a yard out to extend the ASU lead to 14-3.

With the score 28-12, Ackerman-Carter connected on his third touchdown of the night as he hit Chris Sanders-McCollum. The junior wide out broke free from a tackle and scampered down the left sideline for a 64-yard touchdown and a 35-12 lead.

On the game, the Hornets totaled 314 yards, but amassed 134 on the two big pass plays. The Tiger defense would hold ASU to 180 yards on 54 plays for the remainder of the game, good for 3.6 yards per play.

Patrick Smith finished the night with 155 all-purpose yards and was named the Southern Heritage Classic Most Valuable Player.

TSU finished with 330 yards on 81 plays. Ackerman-Carter was 20-37 for 188 yards with an interception and a touchdown. He also carried the ball nine times for 38 yards and was named Offensive MVP for his efforts.

Ackerman-Carter completed 15 passes on 26 attempts for 250 yards and three touchdowns.

Box Score (Final)

Alabama StateBrandon vs Tennessee State (SepMVP 06, for 2015 at Nashville, Tenn.) Sophomore safety Javon was named Defensive the classic as he totaled six tackles, one for loss, and a fumble, while recovering Score byforced Quarters 1 2 3 another. 4 Total Alabama State Tennessee State

SCORING SUMMARY

Qtr 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Time 09:51 00:01 06:20 14:22 12:01 06:15

7 0

0 3

7 0

0 21

14 24

Scoring play ALST - Davis, Joshua 82 yd pass from Duhart, Daniel (Albert, David kick), 1-82 0:12 TSU - CLARK, Lane 31 yd field goal, 11-53 4:37 ALST - Duhart, Daniel 1 yd run (Albert, David kick), 9-89 1:56 TSU - SMITH, Patrick 19 yd pass from ACKERMAN-CARTER (CLARK, Lane kick), 4-29 1:08 TSU - SMITH, Tom 12 yd run (CLARK, Lane kick), 3-36 1:23 TSU - HOOKS, Telvin 5 yd run (CLARK, Lane kick), 9-54 4:14

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

ALST 12 25-60 254 31-24-0 56-314 0-0 1-10 1-12 1-0 5-32.6 4-4 11-100 19:52 4 of 13 1 of 2 1-1 1-1

TSU 23 44-142 188 37-20-1 81-330 2-0 2-38 3-58 0-0 5-36.6 2-0 7-45 40:08 11 of 21 1 of 1 4-5 1-12

RUSHING: Alabama State-Thomas, Khalid 10-42; Anderson, Alex 3-16; Duhart, Daniel 9-15; Richardson, E. 2-8; Williams, Kerry 1-minus 21. Tennessee State-SMITH, Tom 16-65; HOOKS, Telvin 17-39; ACKERMAN-CARTER 9-38; TEAM 2-0. PASSING: Alabama State-Duhart, Daniel 20-25-0-225; Richardson, E. 4-6-0-29. Tennessee State-ACKERMAN-CARTER 20-37-1-188. RECEIVING: Alabama State-Thomas, Khalid 8-36; Henderson, E. 4-27; Davis, Joshua 3-85; Anderson, Alex 3-16; Barnes, Brandon 2-21; Hannah, Jamir 2-11; Oliver, L. 1-52; Archie, Wyndell 1-6. Tennessee State-SMITH, Patrick 6-64; JEFFRIES-FREEMA 5-73; HOOKS, Telvin 3-8; SANDERS-MCCOLLU 2-17; BOWENS, Joshawn 2-13; DENNARD, Archie 1-10; SMITH, Tom 1-3. INTERCEPTIONS: Alabama State-Jenkins, Trey 1-0. Tennessee State-None. FUMBLES: Alabama State-Thomas, Khalid 1-1; Duhart, Daniel 1-1; Richardson, E. 1-1; Williams, Kerry 1-1. Tennessee State-ROBINSON, Ezra 1-0; ACKERMAN-CARTER 1-0.

The TSU running game totaled 127 yards on 32 carries. Hooks led the charge with 68 yards on 14 attempts, Box Score (Final) Tennessee vs Jackson (Sep 12, 2015 at Memphis, TN) for 45 yards. averaging 4.9 yardsState per carry, and two State scores. Tigers Tom Smith averaged 3.7 yards on 11 attempts Score by Quarters Tennessee State Jackson State Tigers

SCORING SUMMARY Qtr Time Scoring play 1st

14:07 09:36 06:52 03:35 2nd 00:07 3rd 12:25 06:29 01:44 01:07 4th 10:21

1

14 9

2

7 0

3

14 9

4

0 7

Total

35 25

TSU - SMITH, Patrick 64 yd pass from ACKERMAN-CARTER (CLARK, Lane kick), 2-71 0:46 JACKST - Johnson, Robert 1 yd run (Deising, Ryan kick failed), 10-75 4:31 TSU - HOOKS, Telvin 7 yd run (CLARK, Lane kick), 6-70 2:35 JACKST - Deising, Ryan 29 yd field goal, 8-59 3:10 TSU - BOWENS, Joshawn 10 yd pass from ACKERMAN-CARTER (CLARK, Lane kick), 15-80 6:57 TSU - HOOKS, Telvin 2 yd run (CLARK, Lane kick), 3-15 1:14 JACKST - Deising, Ryan 41 yd field goal, 13-68 5:49 TSU - SANDERS-MCCOLLU 64 yd pass from ACKERMAN-CARTER (CLARK, Lane kick), 4-89 1:43 JACKST - Golston,Will 29 yd pass from Ivy, La Montiez, 3-75 0:37 JACKST - Moll, Jairus 9 yd pass from Ivy, La Montiez (Deising, Ryan kick), 14-62 3:46

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 18 32-110 304 28-17-0 60-414 0-0 3-48 6-152 0-0 5-21.8 0-0 7-57 30:05 3 of 11 1 of 1 3-3 5-31

JACKST 23 34-114 322 40-24-0 74-436 0-0 2-11 4-57 0-0 5-39.4 0-0 9-89 29:55 8 of 16 0 of 1 5-6 1-8

RUSHING: Tennessee State-HOOKS, Telvin 14-68; SMITH, Tom 11-41; ACKERMAN-CARTER 2-7; KNOX, Andrew 1-3; TEAM 2-minus 2; BUTLER, Ronald 2-minus 7. Jackson State Tigers-Johnson, Robert 13-44; Moore, Jarius 10-43; Ivy, La Montiez 10-16; Bates, Joshua 1-11. PASSING: Tennessee State-ACKERMAN-CARTER 15-26-0-250; BUTLER, Ronald 2-2-0-54. Jackson State Tigers-Ivy, La Montiez 24-39-0-322; Williamson, Dar 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-BOWENS, Joshawn 7-71; SMITH, Patrick 4-107; SANDERS-MCCOLLU 2-71; SMITH, Tom 2-33; JEFFRIES-FREEMA 2-22. Jackson State Tigers-Williams, Dan 10-173; Golston,Will 4-63; Fosselman, Devi 4-36; Moll, Jairus 3-25; Thomas, Ben 2-19; Payton, Jabari 1-6. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-None. Jackson State Tigers-None. FUMBLES: Tennessee State-None. Jackson State Tigers-None.

Alabama State (0-1) vs. Tennessee State (1-0) Date: Sep 06, 2015 • Site: Nashville, Tenn. • Stadium: Nissan Stadium Attendance: 22455

Tennessee State (2-0) vs. Jackson State Tigers (0-2) Date: Sep 12, 2015 • Site: Memphis, TN • Stadium: Liberty Bowl Attendance: 48385

Kickoff time: 6:02 pm • End of Game: 9:04 pm • Total elapsed time: 3:02 Officials: Referee: Drew Myers; Umpire: Thomas Floyd; Linesman: Jeff Irwin; Line judge: Craig Dunn; Back judge: W. Kirk Walker; Field judge: Randy Jackson; Side judge: Troy McMaken; Temperature: 90 deg • Wind: SE 5mph • Weather: Cloudy Offensive MVP-O'Shay Ackerman-Carter(TSU) Defensive MVP-Javon Brandon(TSU)

Kickoff time: 6:00 PM • End of Game: 9:30 • Total elapsed time: 3:30 Officials: Referee: Matt Young; Umpire: Bill Ballard; Linesman: Mike Freeman; Line judge: Steve Horn; Back judge: PJ Doyen; Field judge: Pat Pownall; Side judge: Greg Koerner; Center judge: JSU SID; Temperature: 75 deg • Wind: N 10 mph • Weather: Fair 26th Annual Southern Heritage Classic Captains: TSU 24, 2, 90, 81 JSU: 9, 31, 41

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Game 3 • Sept. 19, 2015

Burgess-Snow Field (23,413) • Jacksonville, Ala. 1 2 3 4 Final Tennessee State 0 0 13 0 13 #1 Jacksonville State 0 21 17 10 48 JACKSONVILLE, Ala. – The Tennessee State football team had a solid start defensively but the Jacksonville State offense would gain the upper hand after the first qurater. JSU claimed a 48-13 win on Saturday afternoon in front of 23,413, the largest crowd in Burgess-Snow Field history. The top ranked Gamecocks (2-1) took control of the game as they outgained TSU (2-1) 576 -208.

Game 4 • Sept. 26, 2015

Bragg Memorial Stadium (18,020) • Tallahassee, Fla. 1 2 3 4 Final Tennessee State 0 7 9 14 30 Florida A&M 0 7 7 0 14 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Tigers took advantage of good field position to charge back and steal a win over rival Florida A&M on Saturday night. Tennessee State improved to 3-1 with a 30-14 win over the FAMU (0-4) in front of 18,020 at Bragg Memorial Stadium.

The defense stood strong on the first Gamecocks possession. After an Eli Jenkins 30-yard run to the TSU 25, the Big Blue forced a stop three plays later to force a 44-yard field goal attempt, which missed wide right.

On the second play from scrimmage in the second half, the Rattlers' Carson Royal found Kareem Smith for a 46 yard touchdown toss giving FAMU a 14-7 lead with 12:05 remaining in the 3rd quarter. The score seemed to motivate the Tigers, as they would respond in a big way, by scoring 23 unanswered points.

On JSU’s second series, the defense stepped up again as Ezra Robinson jumped a Jenkins pass at the TSU 17 and returned 83 yards for an apparent touchdown. But two unsportsmanlike penalties nullified the score.

The tide turned when punter Austin Rowley pinned the Rattlers with a 48 yard punt to the 10. The defense held tight and forced FAMU to punt from their own end zone, creating strong field position for the Tigers.

On the ensuing drive, Ronald Butler entered the game due to an injury to O’Shay Ackerman-Carter, for the second consecutive week. The redshirt-freshman exited as he took a blow to the head, which resulted in a targeting infraction versus JSU.

TSU needed six plays to move 47 yards for the game tying score. On third and 15 from the FAMU 38, Ronald Butler launched a ball towards Dantwaun O’Neal, but a Rattler defender was there to break up the play. The ball bounded in a fortunate way for the Tigers and into the hands of Patrick Smith in the end zone.

The offense was stymied and was forced to punt, disallowing TSU an opportunity to take advantage of the turnover.

Rowley came through again on his next attempt. The freshman recorded his shortest punt of the evening at 37 yards, but that's all that he would need for the ball to be downed at the one yard line. Three plays later, Chris Collins and Latrelle Lee broke through the offensive line and hit the FAMU running back behind the goal line to record a safety, gaving the Tigers its first lead of the game, 16-14.

Jacksonville State would breakthrough and scored on the final three possessions to take a 21-0 lead into the break. JSU would add to the advantage with a field goal to open the second half. The Tigers offense tried to respond in the second half as they attacked the secondary on its first play of the final 30 minutes. Butler went deep and found Patrick Smith wide open down the right sideline. The wide out outraced the Gamecock defenders for an 84-yard touchdown. The play is the sixth longest passing play in school history, just behind an 85-yard pass play from Leon Murray to Corey Sullivan versus Florida A&M on Sept. 26, 1998. The touchdown is the fourth of the season for Smith and it is the third play of the season 50-yards or more. The defense forced a three-and-out on the next JSU series allowing the TSU offense to find its rhythm. Butler would go to work as he found a new favorite in Isaiah Jeffries-Freeman. On a third and four from the JSU 45, Butler hit Jeffries-Freeman for 22 yards and a first down. The duo would team up again on the very next play, this time for a 23-yard touchdown pass. The play would bring the Tigers back within 11 as the made the score 24-13. Box Score (Final) TSU could not get any closer as the Gamecocks reeled off 24 consecutive points. Tennessee State vs #1 Jacksonville State (Sep 19, 2015 at Jacksonville, Ala.)

Butler the day 6-of-13 for yards with two Score finished by Quarters 1 2 155 3 4 Totaltouchdowns and two interceptions. Tennessee State Jacksonville State

SCORING SUMMARY Qtr Time Scoring play 2nd 14:47 08:04 05:31 11:40 11:20 05:57 03:33 02:51 4th 11:44 00:53 3rd

0 0

0 21

13 17

0 10

13 48

TSU 9 31-24 184 17-9-2 48-208 0-0 0-0 6-102 1-72 7-42.0 3-1 11-147 27:45 3 of 10 0 of 0 0-0 0-0

With the Tigers at the Rattlers' 32, Butler went back to Smith for his second touchdown of the game. Smith nothced his fifth scoring reception of the season as the Tigers extended its lead to 23-14. Ezra Robinson ended FAMU's hopes with a pass break up on 4th and 9 with 6:40 remaining to give the ball back to the Tiger offense. TSU sealed the game as they held onto the ball for six minutes as they picked up an insurance touchdown. Erick Evans capped off the drive with a one yard run to produce the final outcome, 30-14. Smith led all receivers in the game with eight catches for 157 yards and two scores. Ronald Butler finished his homecoming with 238 yards on 17 completions and 30 attempts. The Tallahassee native threw for three touchdowns as the Tigers outgained FAMU 370 to 201 total yards. FAMU opened the scoring early in the second quarter when Nealy returned a punt 83 yards for a touchBox Score (Final) down. The Rattlers would hold the lead with Bowens for a 12 yard touchTennessee State vs Ronald FAMUButler (Sepconnected 26, 2015 atJoshawn Tallahassee, Fla.) down 17 seconds before intermission. Scorereception by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Total Tennessee State

FAMU SCORING SUMMARY

JSU - MERRILL,Markis 21 yd pass from JENKINS,Eli (ROULEAU,Connor kick), 11-80 4:21 JSU - BARGE,Josh 9 yd pass from JENKINS,Eli (ROULEAU,Connor kick), 11-76 3:14 JSU - JONES,Miles 2 yd run (ROULEAU,Connor kick), 3-18 1:06 JSU - ROULEAU,Connor 34 yd field goal, 9-59 3:20 TSU - SMITH, Patrick 84 yd pass from BUTLER, Ronald (MCGILL, Nate pass failed), 1-84 0:13 TSU - JEFFRIES-FREEMA 23 yd pass from BUTLER, Ronald (CLARK, Lane kick), 6-71 3:20 JSU - JONES,Miles 2 yd run (ROULEAU,Connor kick failed), 6-63 2:17 JSU - CLEMONS,Josh 1 yd run (JONES,Miles rush), 2-16 0:19 JSU - STINNETT,Cade 22 yd field goal, 10-67 3:30 JSU - JOHNSON,Jarren 17 yd run (STINNETT,Cade kick), 6-36 2:57

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

After the safety, TSU received the ball and proceeded to attack the Florida A&M defense. Butler started the drive by hitting Smith for 10 yards, setting up the longest run of the game, a 27 yard blast up the middle by Telvin Hooks.

JSU 32 52-349 227 32-19-1 84-576 0--2 2-7 2-50 2-18 2-42.5 3-1 3-45 32:15 6 of 14 2 of 2 7-9 5-16

RUSHING: Tennessee State-HOOKS, Telvin 7-24; EVANS, Erick 6-20; DEANES, Marcus 2-4; SMITH, Tom 3-2; ACKERMAN-CARTER 3-minus 4; BUTLER, Ronald 10-minus 22. Jacksonville State-JENKINS,Eli 9-95; POPE,Troymaine 8-93; CLEMONS,Josh 11-67; JONES,Miles 12-46; JOHNSON,Jarren 3-19; BILLUPS,Bo 4-17; LeMAY,Christian 4-12; ETHERIDGE,Dalto 1-0. PASSING: Tennessee State-BUTLER, Ronald 6-13-2-155; ACKERMAN-CARTER 3-4-0-29. Jacksonville State-JENKINS,Eli 14-23-1-162; LeMAY,Christian 5-9-0-65.

Qtr Time 2nd 13:03 00:17 3rd 12:05 04:54 00:44 4th 13:32 00:31

0 0

7 7

9 7

14 0

30 14

Scoring play FAMU - NEALY,Devondric 84 yd punt return (BLANTON,Colby kick) TSU - BOWENS, Joshawn 11 yd pass from BUTLER, Ronald (CLARK, Lane kick) FAMU - SMITH,Kareem 45 yd pass from ROYAL,Carson (BLANTON,Colby kick) TSU - SMITH, Patrick 38 yd pass from BUTLER, Ronald (CLARK, Lane kick) TSU - COLLINS, Chris safety TSU - SMITH, Patrick 39 yd pass from BUTLER, Ronald (CLARK, Lane kick) TSU - EVANS, Erick 1 yd run (CLARK, Lane kick)

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

TSU 23 44-169 238 31-17-1 75-407 0-0 3-15 3-46 0-0 8-42.4 0-0 11-111 36:45 9 of 19 1 of 2 2-3 4-22

FAMU 10 32-24 160 24-11-0 56-184 0-0 3-92 2-43 1-0 8-38.9 0-0 7-81 23:15 1 of 13 1 of 2 0-1 0-0

RUSHING: Tennessee State-HOOKS, Telvin 15-81; BUTLER, Ronald 13-67; EVANS, Erick 6-16; SMITH, Tom 9-4; MCGILL, Nate 1-1. FAMU-ROYAL,Carson 6-18; NEALY,Devondric 11-18; HEARNS,Gerald 7-1; BOWERS,Devin 2-0; TEAM 1-minus 1; SMITH,Kareem 1-minus 6; COLEMAN,Kenneth 4-minus 6. PASSING: Tennessee State-BUTLER, Ronald 17-30-1-238; MCGILL, Nate 0-1-0-0. FAMU-ROYAL,Carson 11-22-0-160; COLEMAN,Kenneth 0-2-0-0.

RECEIVING: Tennessee State-JEFFRIES-FREEMA 3-51; DENNARD, Archie 2-25; SMITH, Patrick 1-84; HOOKS, Telvin 1-17; COUSIN, Q. 1-4; SMITH, Tom 1-3. Jacksonville State-GONZALEZ,Ruben 8-109; BARGE,Josh 5-55; MERRILL,Markis 2-44; JOHNSON,Anthony 2-16; CLEMONS,Josh 1-4; SCREWS,Dalton 1-minus 1. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-ROBINSON, Ezra 1-72. Jacksonville State-MILLER,DeBarria 1-16; GREEN,Ra'Shad 1-2.

RECEIVING: Tennessee State-SMITH, Patrick 8-157; O'NEAL, D. 2-28; BATHER, Andrew 2-17; EVANS, Erick 2-10; MEDLEY, Mahlon 1-11; BOWENS, Joshawn 1-11; HOOKS, Telvin 1-4. FAMU-NORWOOD,Brandon 4-27; WILLIAMS,Montav 2-60; NEALY,Devondric 2-18; SMITH,Kareem 1-45; HARPER,Alvin 1-5; NOIRD,Desmond 1-5. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-None. FAMU-BOSTON,John 1-0.

FUMBLES: Tennessee State-BUTLER, Ronald 1-0; EVANS, Erick 1-1; ACKERMAN-CARTER 1-0. Jacksonville State-LeMAY,Christian 2-1; HALL,Reggie 1-0.

FUMBLES: Tennessee State-None. FAMU-None.

Tennessee State (2-1,0-1) vs. Jacksonville State (2-1,1-0) Date: Sep 19, 2015 • Site: Jacksonville, Ala. • Stadium: Burgess-Snow Field Attendance: 23413

Tennessee State (3-1) vs. FAMU (0-4) Date: Sep 26, 2015 • Site: Tallahassee, Fla. • Stadium: Bragg Memorial Attendance: 18020

Kickoff time: 1:05 pm • End of Game: • Total elapsed time: Officials: Referee: Jeremy Parker; Umpire: Steve Lewis; Linesman: Neil Hughes; Line judge: Philip DeWitt; Back judge: Tom Hahs; Field judge: Brandon Harris; Side judge: Michel Sweatman; Temperature: 85 • Wind: NW 5 mph • Weather: Sunny

Kickoff time: 6:00 PM • End of Game: 9:04 PM • Total elapsed time: 3:04 Officials: Temperature: 85 • Wind: NW 10MPH • Weather: Partly Cloudy

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Game 5 • Oct. 10, 2015

Hardy Graham Stadium (7,123) • Martin, Tenn. 1 2 3 4 Final Tennessee State 14 0 0 0 14 UT Martin 0 14 7 7 28 MARTIN, Tenn. – Tennessee State jumped out to a quick lead, but was not able to hold on against UT Martin in a key Ohio Valley Conference and Sgt. York Trophy contest. The Skyhawks erased a 14-0 deficit to claim a 28-14 victory. TSU (3-2, 0-2) outgained UTM (3-2, 2-1) in the first quarter 130-53, only to be outgained 360-290 on the day. O’Shay Ackerman-Carter returned to the lineup after sitting out a game with an injury and finished 14of-24 for 186 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Ackerman-Carter left the game late in the second quarter due to injury, only to return in the fourth.

Game 6 • Oct. 17, 2015

Nissan Stadium Stadium (22,144) • Nashville, Tenn. 1 2 3 4 OT Final Eastern Illinois 7 7 0 8 3 25 Tennessee State 0 10 9 3 0 22 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State (3-3, 0-3) suffered a heartbreaking 25-22 overtime loss to Eastern Illinois (3-3, 3-0) in front of 22,144 fans in attendance for Homecoming on Saturday night at Nissan Stadium. Quarterback Ronald Butler amassed 229 of the Tigers 287 total yards on the night. The junior rushed for a career high 104 yards and threw for another 125. Butler ended the game with two touchdowns, one on the ground and the second through the air.

Ronald Butler entered in place of Ackerman-Carter, completing 2-of-5 for 19 yards. Butler was effective on the ground, rushing for 36 yards on three carries, including a career long 30-yard scamper.

Butler’s first score came on a 30-yard scamper to tie the score at 7-7 in the second quarter and matched the longest run of his career. Butler gave the Tigers its first lead of the game with a seven-yard hook up with Chris Sanders-McCollum with just over three minutes remaining in the third quarter. The touchdown pass was the sixth of the season for Butler and the second for Sanders-McCollum.

Patrick Smith led the Tigers with four receptions for 70 yards and scored for the fifth consecutive game.

EIU did pick off two Butler passes. The first came in the end zone two seconds before halftime, while the second came on the final play of the game, a third-and-long, as the Panthers secured the win in overtime.

The Tigers struck big on its second possession of the game. Ackerman-Carter found Chris Sanders-McCollum down the right sideline for 40-yards to the UTM 15 yard line. Two plays later, Tom Smith received a seal-off block from right guard Kevin Kenton allowing him to cut back for a nine yard scoring run. The senior running backs second touchdown of the season gave TSU an early 7-0 advantage with 9:35 on the clock.

With the Panthers leading 14-7, the Tigers started a drive on its own one yard line. On third-and-nine, Butler hit Patrick Smith for 26 yards. and received another 15 yards due to a late hit on EIU. The drive seemed to stall, but the Tigers benefited from a roughing the kicker call. TSU used the second chance to set up the first of three Lane Clark field goals. The 31-yarder cut the EIU lead to 14-10 with 4:13 before half.

Ackerman-Carter struck again six minutes later teaming up with Patrick Smith to find the end zone on a 33yard pass play. The redshirt-freshman pump-faked, giving Smith time to allude his defender. The receiver outreached the defensive back at the three-yard line and crossed the goal line for his sixth touchdown of the season. The scoring play gave the Tigers a 14-0 lead with 3:32 remaining in the first quarter.

Three major penalties helped the Panthers move the ball to the TSU nine to open the second half. Two plays later, the Tigers Terrell Bonds jumped in front of a pass at the six and returned it 69 yards to the EIU 25. The turnover set up Clark's second field goal of the game, a 41-yarder to get within one at 14-13.

UTM outscored the Tigers in the second quarter evening the score at halftime, 14-14, and continued its surge by opening the second half with a 14 play, 66 yard 7:42 possession to take a 21-14 lead. The Big Blue was not able to take advantage of good field position after a pair of turnovers. After the first scoring drive of the game, kicker Lane Clark recovered a fumble on the kickoff after William Cooper and Trevion Duncan jarred the ball loose from the Skyhawk returner. The Tigers were forced to punt three plays later despite starting at the UTM 36. In the second half, Chris Collins intercepted Neal at the UTM 46 with 1:45 remaining in the third quarter. The Tigers would again come out empty-handed as a penalty helped the drive stall forcing the Tigers to punt the ball back to the Skyhawks. UTM added some insurance with a 24-yard touchdown pass with 5:36 remaining in the game. The Tigers Box Score (Final) received the ball two more State times before end of (Oct the game, but were able toTenn.) get any closer. Tennessee vs UTthe Martin 10, 2015 atnot Martin, Score by Quarters Tennessee State UT Martin

SCORING SUMMARY Qtr 1st

Time 09:34 03:32 2nd 13:10 02:54 3rd 07:18 4th 05:36

1

14 0

2

0 14

3

0 7

4

0 7

Total

14 28

Scoring play TSU - SMITH, Tom 9 yd run (CLARK, Lane kick), 6-73 3:08 TSU - SMITH, Patrick 33 yd pass from ACKERMAN-CARTER (CLARK, Lane kick), 5-50 2:45 UTM - FAIR, Ladevin 3 yd run (REDDITT, Jackso kick), 11-57 5:11 UTM - WRIGHT, Rod 18 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackso kick), 2-75 0:23 UTM - GARLAND, Trent 2 yd run (REDDITT, Jackso kick), 14-66 7:32 UTM - WRIGHT, Rod 24 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackso kick), 9-53 3:50

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 13 26-85 205 29-16-1 55-290 0-0 2-4 3-40 1-3 6-37.5 1-0 4-25 28:28 2 of 11 0 of 1 1-2 0-0

UTM 19 39-165 195 27-16-1 66-360 0-0 0-0 3-102 1--7 5-39.8 1-1 6-60 31:32 6 of 13 2 of 2 3-3 2-11

RUSHING: Tennessee State-HOOKS, Telvin 11-36; BUTLER, Ronald 3-36; SMITH, Tom 7-34; EVANS, Erick 1-0; ACKERMAN-CARTER 3-minus 10; TEAM 1-minus 11. UT Martin-GARLAND, Trent 20-83; FAIR, Ladevin 6-37; NEAL, Jarod 3-21; RAY, Najee 2-14; TAYLOR, Wilfred 1-11; BOWE, Jaimiee 4-3; TEAM 3-minus 4. PASSING: Tennessee State-ACKERMAN-CARTER 14-24-1-186; BUTLER, Ronald 2-5-0-19. UT Martin-NEAL, Jarod 16-27-1-195. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-SMITH, Patrick 4-70; SANDERS-MCCOLLU 3-57; BOWENS, Joshawn 3-41; HOOKS, Telvin 3-16; BATHER, Andrew 1-14; DENNARD, Archie 1-5; MEDLEY, Mahlon 1-2. UT Martin-TANNER, William 5-88; WRIGHT, Rod 5-65; WEATHERS, Caylo 3-22; GARLAND, Trent 1-11; RATLIFF, James 1-7; TAYLOR, Wilfred 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-COLLINS, Chris 1-3. UT Martin-TRIPLETT, Terri 1-minus 7. FUMBLES: Tennessee State-TEAM 1-0. UT Martin-TAYLOR, Wilfred 1-1. Tennessee State (3-2,0-2) vs. UT Martin (3-2,2-1) Date: Oct 10, 2015 • Site: Martin, Tenn. • Stadium: Hardy Graham Stadium Attendance: 7123 Kickoff time: 2:30 pm • End of Game: 5:44 • Total elapsed time: 3:14 Officials: Referee: Matt Young; Umpire: John Graham; Linesman: David Seewer; Line judge: Brian Hewitt; Back judge: G. Laurentius; Field judge: Burney Jenkins; Side judge: Rod Whittier; Temperature: 70 F • Wind: N 8mph • Weather: Sunny, light wind

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The TSU defense continued to cause problems as David Kamara stripped an EIU runner of the ball. Gabe Terry, trailing the play, pounced on the ball to stop a Panther threat. The Tigers were unable to take advantage of the turnover, but the defense stood tall again forcing a punt. On the play, Kamara cut inside and had a clear shot at the punter blocking his first kick as a Tiger and gave the offense great starting position at the EIU three. TSU would come through and held a 19-14 lead, as the two-point attempt after the Butler to Sanders-McCollum touchdown play failed. On their first drive of the fourth quarter, EIU traveled 63 yards on six plays and used a Devin Church 25 yard run. The Panthers added the two-point conversion to take a 22-19 lead with 10:55 remaining in the game. The Tigers came right back and made its way down to the EIU 33. Clark was called on and converted a 50yard field goal to tie the game at 22-22 with 6:41 left in regulation. The kick was a career best and the third longest field goal in TSU history. Box Score (Final) In overtime, EIU scored 26-yard fieldState goal from Nick EIU the advantage EIU on vs aTennessee (Oct 17,Bruno., 2015giving at Nashville, Tenn.) before the game ending turnover. Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 OT Total EIU

Tennessee State SCORING SUMMARY Qtr Time 1st 07:25 2nd 11:21 09:50 04:16 3rd 08:59 03:20 4th 10:55 06:41 OT 00:00

7 0

7 10

0 9

8 3

3 0

25 22

Scoring play EIU - CHURCH, Devin 8 yd run (BRUNO, Nick kick) TSU - BUTLER, Ronald 30 yd run (CLARK, Lane kick) EIU - BOUNDS, Addison 62 yd pass from WHITLOW, Jalen (BRUNO, Nick kick) TSU - CLARK, Lane 31 yd field goal TSU - CLARK, Lane 41 yd field goal TSU - SANDERS-MCCOLLU 7 yd pass from BUTLER, Ronald (EVANS, Erick rush failed) EIU - CHURCH, Devin 25 yd run (BOUNDS, Addison pass from WHITLOW, Jalen) TSU - CLARK, Lane 50 yd field goal EIU - BRUNO, Nick 26 yd field goal

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

EIU 17 37-181 120 27-12-2 64-301 0-0 3-6 4-100 2-78 7-30.4 1-1 6-70 22:43 3 of 13 1 of 1 1-2 3-21

TSU 15 44-162 125 28-12-2 72-287 0-0 1-22 3-22 2-69 7-36.0 1-0 14-101 37:17 6 of 19 0 of 0 2-4 0-0

RUSHING: EIU-CHURCH, Devin 17-125; WHITLOW, Jalen 10-34; SEYMOUR, Jerron 8-11; MITCHELL, Tray 1-8; TAYLOR, Anthony 1-3. Tennessee State-BUTLER, Ronald 18-104; HOOKS, Telvin 12-42; SMITH, Tom 11-15; EVANS, Erick 2-2; SMITH, Patrick 1-minus 1. PASSING: EIU-WHITLOW, Jalen 12-27-2-120. Tennessee State-BUTLER, Ronald 12-28-2-125. RECEIVING: EIU-TAYLOR, Anthony 4-33; NELSON, Isaiah 2-7; SEYMOUR, Jerron 2-3; BOUNDS, Addison 1-62; GOSSAGE, Paul 1-14; CHURCH, Devin 1-3; MITCHELL, Tray 1-minus 2. Tennessee State-SMITH, Patrick 3-55; MEDLEY, Mahlon 2-11; SMITH, Tom 1-17; HOOKS, Telvin 1-11; BATHER, Andrew 1-10; JEFFRIES-FREEMA 1-9; SANDERS-MCCOLLU 1-7; BOWENS, Joshawn 1-5; EVANS, Erick 1-0. INTERCEPTIONS: EIU-WICKLIFFE, J 1-78; CHATMAN, Dylan 1-0. Tennessee State-BONDS, Terrell 1-69; ROBINSON, Ezra 1-0. FUMBLES: EIU-WHITLOW, Jalen 1-1. Tennessee State-SMITH, Tom 1-0. EIU (3-3,3-0) vs. Tennessee State (3-3,0-3) Date: Oct 17, 2015 • Site: Nashville, Tenn. • Stadium: Nissan Stadium Attendance: 22144 Kickoff time: 6:00 pm • End of Game: 9:48 pm • Total elapsed time: 3:42 Officials: Referee: Jeremy Parker; Umpire: Steve Lewis; Linesman: Neil Hughes; Line judge: Phillip DeWitt; Back judge: Tom Hahs; Field judge: Brandon Harris; Side judge: Michael Sweatma; Temperature: 61 deg • Wind: NNW 7mph • Weather: Clear

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Game 7 • Oct. 24, 2015

Roy Kidd Stadium (9,400) • Richmond, Ky. 1 2 3 4 Final Tennessee State 0 0 7 14 21 #13 Eastern Kentucky 7 10 21 7 45

Game 8 • Oct. 31, 2015

Hale Stadium (5,985) • Nashville, Tenn. 1 2 3 4 Final Austin Peay 3 3 0 0 6 Tennessee State 3 10 0 7 20

RICHMOND, Ky. – Tennessee State was unable to score in the first half despite possessing the ball for over 19 minutes, allowing Eastern Kentucky to build an unsurmountable lead. The Colonels (5-2, 4-0) earned a 45-21 win on Saturday afternoon as the Tigers dropped to 3-4 and 0-4 in Ohio Valley Conference play.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee State used a stingy defense and a 97-yard drive in the final quarter to earn a 20-6 win over Austin Peay. The two teams battled in front of 5,985 fans who endured a continual rain on Saturday afternoon at Hale Stadium.

The Tigers found themselves behind 31-0 midway through the third quarter before putting points on the scoreboard. Erick Evans broke off the longest running play since 2013 with a 62-yard touchdown run down the right sideline.

The win gave the Tigers its first Ohio Valley Conference win of the season (1-4) as they evened their season record to 4-4. APSU is still looking for its first win of the year as they fell to 0-9, 0-6 in conference play.

The Tigers would use the big play again to find the end zone. Trailing 38-7, Ronald Butler went for the home run ball as he hit Patrick Smith in stride for a 63-yard touchdown pass. It was the fourth time this season has gone over 50 yards on a play and it is his seventh scoring reception of the season. TSU tried to continue its comeback bid as Butler notched his second scoring pass of the day. Butler found Quindell Cousin across the middle for an 18-yard touchdown. Cousin was met as he caught the ball at the two-yard line, but the red-shirt sophomore barreled his was across the goal line to cut the score to 38-21 with 10:07 remaining in the game. EKU would shut the door on the Tigers with another score and ending the Big Blue’s hope for an epic comeback. On the day, the Colonels outgained TSU 549-351 despite Butler throwing for 222 yards. The junior quarterback finished the game 23-of-37 and threw a pair of interceptions to go along with his scoring tosses. Smith led the receiving corps with a career high nine receptions for 119 yards and the score. On the ground, Evans lad TSU with 85 yards on seven carries. In the first half, the Tigers were haunted by miscues from all facets of the game. A missed field goal, after a false start negated a made attempt, and an interception in the end zone kept TSU off the board. With three minutes remaining before the half, EKU found themselves on the board again, making the score 17-0, as the Tiger defense surrendered an 80-yard scoring run.

Box Score (Final) Tennessee State vs #13 Eastern Kentucky (Oct 24, 2015 at Richmond, Ky.) Score by Quarters Tennessee State Eastern Kentucky

SCORING SUMMARY Qtr Time 1st 09:53 2nd 11:44 03:25 3rd 12:04 07:16 04:59 03:35 4th 14:05 10:07 02:25

1

0 7

2

0 10

3

7 21

4

14 7

Total

21 45

TSU 20 29-129 222 37-23-2 66-351 0-0 1-11 1-4 1-34 5-37.8 2-0 7-64 29:04 6 of 14 0 of 1 1-3 0-0

RUSHING: Tennessee State-EVANS, Erick 7-85; BUTLER, Ronald 9-21; HOOKS, Telvin 8-19; DEANES, Marcus 2-15; SMITH, Tom 2-6; TEAM 1-minus 17. Eastern Kentucky-THOMAS, Ethan 18-149; LANE, Adam 2-42; CONEY, Bennie 3-38; SANDERS, Jared 9-30; TEAM 2-minus 1; EYCKMANS, Brett 1-minus 2. PASSING: Tennessee State-BUTLER, Ronald 23-37-2-222. Eastern Kentucky-CONEY, Bennie 27-41-1-292; ROMANO, Kyle 1-2-0-1. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-SMITH, Patrick 9-119; SANDERS-MCCOLLU 5-41; BOWENS, Joshawn 3-25; BATHER, Andrew 3-24; COUSIN, Q. 1-18; DEANES, Marcus 1-1; EVANS, Erick 1-minus 6. Eastern Kentucky-GREEN, Bryan 9-122; BORDERS, Devin 5-59; THOMAS, Ethan 3-27; RUTLEDGE, J. 3-19; BROWN, Joel 3-17; MADON, Ben 2-39; SANDERS, Jared 2-2; SCOTT, Michael 1-8. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-BRANDON, Javon 1-34. Eastern Kentucky-THOMAS, Trey 1-28; NORTHINGTON, K. 1-0.

Tennessee State (3-4,0-4) vs. Eastern Kentucky (5-2,4-0) Date: Oct 24, 2015 • Site: Richmond, Ky. • Stadium: Roy Kidd Stadium Attendance: 9400 Kickoff time: 3:02 pm • End of Game: 6:08 pm • Total elapsed time: 3:06 Officials: Referee: Drew Myers; Umpire: Thomas Floyd; Linesman: Jeff Irwin; Line judge: Craig Dunn; Back judge: W Kirk Walker; Field judge: Greg Eddy; Side judge: Troy McMaken; Center judge: EKU Stats Crew; Temperature: 67 • Wind: 9 SSW • Weather: cloudy 80% humidity HOMECOMING 2015

Trailing 3-0, the TSU special teams unit earned its second blocked punt of the season as Ty Law blocked a punt allowing Gabe Terry to pull down the deflected ball at the APSU 26. The Tigers would have to settle for a 47-yard field goal by Lane Clark to tie the game at 3-3 with 5:48 remaining in the first quarter. After only 17 yards in the first quarter, the Tigers would start the second stanza fast. Telvin Hooks carried the load on the drive with runs of 23 and 13 yards. Hooks continued his climb up the TSU career rushing list finishing the day with 76 yards on 18 carries, surpassing Lee Derricks (1953-55), Nathaniel Simpson (197376) and Larry Kinnebrew (1978-82) to become the seventh all-time leading rusher at TSU. Later in the drive, the Tigers took its first lead of the game as O’Shay Ackerman-Carter found Joshawn Bowens in the back of the end zone from three yards. The touchdown was the sixth for the redshirt-freshman quarterback and the third for the senior tight end. The Tigers would add to its lead as Clark connected on a 38-yard field goal making the score 13-3. The Govs would take over for the final drive of the half. TSU held strong as they stopped a third-and-goal from inside the one with seconds left on the clock. APSU tried to run a quick play before the Tigers could get set and before the clock would run out before half time. The Govs could not get the play off in time, but the officials deemed a player was injured player on the field and added two seconds on the clock. A false start pushed the ball back five yards leaving the Birchfield field goal as the only option. The score remained at 13-6 until the Tigers took over the ball at its own three yard line with 10:22 remaining in regulation. TSU proceeded to shave just under nine minutes off the clock as they moved all the way across the field in 15 plays, 13 of which were runs. The Tigers jumped out to a 20-6 advantage as Erick Evans broke through the left side of the line for 25 yards and his third touchdown of the season. Box Score (Final) Austin Peay vs Tennessee State (Oct 31, 2015 at Nashville, Tenn.)

Evans finished the game with 113 rushes and3 a game high 83 yards. Score by Quarters 2 4 Total Austin Peay

EKU 25 35-256 293 43-28-1 78-549 0-0 3-53 1-27 2-28 3-37.0 1-0 12-115 30:56 10 of 15 0 of 0 6-8 2-13

FUMBLES: Tennessee State-TEAM 1-0; JUNIOR, EJ 1-0. Eastern Kentucky-NORTHINGTON, K. 1-0.

The Tiger defense would allow just 74 yards against them through the remainder of the game, including holding the Govs to 46 yards of total offense in the second half.

Tennessee State SCORING SUMMARY

Scoring play EKU - GREEN, Bryan 13 yd pass from CONEY, Bennie (WILLIAMS, Lucas kick), 5-50 2:02 EKU - WILLIAMS, Lucas 30 yd field goal, 10-38 3:16 EKU - THOMAS, Ethan 80 yd run (WILLIAMS, Lucas kick), 1-80 0:12 EKU - GREEN, Bryan 6 yd pass from CONEY, Bennie (WILLIAMS, Lucas kick), 8-71 2:56 EKU - CONEY, Bennie 12 yd run (WILLIAMS, Lucas kick), 9-46 3:12 TSU - EVANS, Erick 62 yd run (CLARK, Lane kick), 6-75 2:17 EKU - BORDERS, Devin 4 yd pass from CONEY, Bennie (WILLIAMS, Lucas kick), 6-65 1:24 TSU - SMITH, Patrick 64 yd pass from BUTLER, Ronald (CLARK, Lane kick), 3-86 1:00 TSU - COUSIN, Q. 18 yd pass from BUTLER, Ronald (CLARK, Lane kick), 7-61 2:18 EKU - SANDERS, Jared 11 yd run (WILLIAMS, Lucas kick), 15-73 7:42

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

Austin Peay used a 66 yard, 11 play opening drive to take an early 3-0 lead and drove 57 yards on 10 plays just before the half capped off by a Logan Birchfield field goal for their only points of the day.

Qtr Time 1st 10:11 05:48 2nd 10:30 03:48 00:00 4th 01:38

3 3

3 10

0 0

0 7

6 20

Scoring play APSU - BIRCHFIELD,Loga 35 yd field goal, 11-66 4:49 TSU - CLARK, Lane 47 yd field goal, 4--4 1:37 TSU - BOWENS, Joshawn 3 yd pass from ACKERMAN-CARTER (CLARK, Lane kick), 8-65 3:45 TSU - CLARK, Lane 38 yd field goal, 7-30 2:22 APSU - BIRCHFIELD,Loga 22 yd field goal, 10-57 3:43 TSU - EVANS, Erick 25 yd run (CLARK, Lane kick), 15-97 8:44

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

APSU 11 36-122 75 28-10-0 64-197 0-0 2-4 3-34 1-0 9-34.1 0-0 4-30 29:27 3 of 16 0 of 2 2-2 0-0

TSU 13 33-165 76 26-13-1 59-241 0-0 2--2 2-46 0-0 7-36.0 0-0 7-45 30:33 3 of 13 0 of 0 1-1 0-0

RUSHING: Austin Peay-MORRIS,Kendall 18-76; ROBERSON,Justi 6-18; TAYLOR,Trey 7-13; MITCHELL,Timar 2-7; FRANKLIN,Julia 1-3; BEARD,Jared 1-3; COLEMAN,Rashaa 1-2. Tennessee State-EVANS, Erick 13-83; HOOKS, Telvin 18-76; ACKERMAN-CARTER 1-7; TEAM 1-minus 1. PASSING: Austin Peay-TAYLOR,Trey 10-25-0-75; MITCHELL,Timar 0-3-0-0. Tennessee State-ACKERMAN-CARTER 13-26-1-76. RECEIVING: Austin Peay-BEARD,Jared 3-31; COLEMAN,James 2-20; COLEMAN,Rashaa 2-6; SALISBURY,Trey 1-17; THOMAS,Wesley 1-5; ROBERSON,Justi 1-minus 4. Tennessee State-SMITH, Patrick 3-29; BOWENS, Joshawn 3-25; SANDERS-MCCOLLU 2-15; HOOKS, Telvin 2-1; COUSIN, Q. 1-5; MORRIS, Rodney 1-4; EVANS, Erick 1-minus 3. INTERCEPTIONS: Austin Peay-OWENS,Roderick 1-0. Tennessee State-None. FUMBLES: Austin Peay-None. Tennessee State-None. Austin Peay (0-9,0-6) vs. Tennessee State (4-4,1-4) Date: Oct 31, 2015 • Site: Nashville, Tenn. • Stadium: Hale Stadium Attendance: 5985 Kickoff time: 2 PM • End of Game: 4:53pm • Total elapsed time: 2:48 Officials: Referee: Matt Young; Umpire: Bill Ballard; Linesman: Mike Freeman; Line judge: Steve Horn; Back judge: P.J. Doyen; Field judge: Pat Pownall; Side judge: Greg Koerner; Center judge: Jim Jackson; Temperature: 61 deg • Wind: SW 10mph • Weather: Cloudy

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Game 9 • Nov. 7, 2015

Hale Stadium (7,897) • Nashville, Tenn. 1 2 3 4 OT Final Murray State 14 9 7 10 6 46 Tennessee State 13 13 14 0 3 43 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State football team dropped a heartbreaking overtime game at the hands of Murray State. The Tigers fell 46-43 on Senior Day at Hale Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Loss dropped TSU to 4-5 overall and 1-5 in the Ohio Valley Conference. MSU improved to 3-6, 2-4 in conference. The game featured one big play after another. Sophomore wide receiver Patrick Smith was a major contributor as he finished with a career high 248 yards and he tying a career high with nine receptions. Smith fell one yard shy of the TSU single game record of 249 set by Tyronne Butterfield at Murray State in 1998. Smith recorded a pair of long distance touchdown receptions with a 70 yard pass from O’Shay Ackerman-Carter in the first quarter and an 81-yarder in the third. The second, is the seventh longest receiving touchdown in school history and the second longest of the season for the redshirt-sophomore. Ackerman-Carter notched a career-high with 329 yards and four touchdowns. The redshirt-freshman connected on 23 passes in 33 attempts and tossed one interception. The Tigers built a 40-30 lead after three quarters only to see the Racers force an extra session. The Tigers scored on their first possession with a 37-yard field goal off the foot of Lane Clark giving TSU a 43-40 lead. Murray State needed just four plays to enter the end zone to solidify the win. In the first quarter, the Tigers tied the game at 7-7 as Erick Evans outran defenders for 58 yards. The sophomore-transfer finished the game with 96 yards on 17 carries and scored for the fourth consecutive week.

Game 10 • Nov. 21, 2015

Tucker Stadium (3,924) • Cookeville, Tenn. 1 2 3 4 Final Tennessee State 6 8 7 3 24 Tennessee Tech 16 7 0 7 30 COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee State football squad finished the 2015 season on a bitter note as they dropped a 30-24 contest to Tennessee Tech at Tucker Stadium on a Saturday afternoon. TTU snapped a fourgame losing streak to the Tigers as they improved to 4-7. 3-5 in Ohio Valley Conference play. TSU closed out the season at 4-6, 1-6 in conference. The Tigers were productive on offense and were able to outgain the Golden Eagles, 344-265. With less than seven minutes gone in the game TTU had already amassed 134 yards. The Big Blue was able to settle in and hold Tech to 131 yards the remainder of the game. Transfer running back Erick Evans experienced his best performance as a Tiger. The redshirt-sophomore totaled 168 yards and scored two touchdowns. Both of Evans scores came on the ground as he rushed for 111 yards on 28 carries. Evans added 57 yards on six receptions. TTU jumped out to a 14-0 lead before the Tigers could get on the board with a 15 play, 67 yard drive that ate up 7:14. Erick Evans found an opening around the right end and dashed 22 yard to cut the lead to 14-6. The Golden Eagles earned two-points after blocking the extra point and returning the ball to the end zone extending the lead to 16-6. On the ensuing kick-off, Lane Clark lofted the ball midway into TTU’s territory untouched by a Golden Eagle. Trevion Duncan evaded the Tech protection and recovered the ball on the opponent’s 12-yard line.

The Racers needed just 92 seconds to regain the lead, but the Tigers needed only 55 seconds for Ackerman-Carter to team with Smith for the first of their two scoring passes.

The Tigers were able to convert on Evans second scoring run of the half. Evans busted in from one yard out. The Tigers would get within two of the Golden Eagles as Ackerman-Carter found Joe Bowens in the back of the end zone for the two-point conversion.

The Tigers would find a groove, scoring on its next two drives to take a 26-14 advantage. Ackerman-Carter opened the second quarter with a three yard scoring pass to Chris Sanders-McCollum, before Telvin Hooks entered the end zone on a two yard run.

TSU opened the second half forcing a three-and-out and followed it up with a nine play, 84-yard drive. Ackerman-Carter was 4-for-5 on the drive for 58-yards and found Patrick Smith for a nine yard scoring pass making the score 23-21.

The TSU momentum was halted as Murray State blocked its second point-after-touchdown. The Racers picked up the ball and returned it to earn two points, cutting the lead to 26-16.

After the Golden Eagles increased their lead to 30-21, the Tigers received an 18-yard field goal by Clark to get within one score at 30-24.

MSU ended the half with a touchdown and followed with another to begin the second half building a 30-26 lead. The Tigers would once again catch fire as Ackerman-Carter found Rodney Morris for a touchdown and followed up with the second bomb to Smith.

The Tigers would get a chance to win the game with 2:00 minutes remaining on the clock. TSU opened its final drive on seven yard line, needing to travel 93 yards for the go ahead score. The comeback would fall shot as an Ackerman-Carter pass on fourth and 19 dropped to the ground ending the season for the TSU.

The Big Blue defense found success on Saturday afternoon with eight sacks, 13.5 tackles-for-loss, five forced fumbles, two recoveries and Box an interception. Ebenezer Ogundeko recorded three sacks and 3.5 stops Score (Final) Murray vs Tennessee State (Nov 07,a2015 at and Nashville, Tenn.) behind the line ofState scrimmage. Ogundeko also forced fumble picked up 10 tackles, seven solos.

The redshirt-freshman quarterback completed 22-of-40 passes for 221 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Box Score (Final)

Score by Quarters Murray State Tennessee State

SCORING SUMMARY Qtr 1st

Time 10:56 04:45 03:13 02:18 2nd 11:05 06:10 06:10 03:30 3rd 12:26 04:48 01:54 4th 11:12 05:01 OT 00:00 00:00

1

14 13

2

9 13

3

7 14

4

10 0

OT

6 3

O1 6 0

Total

46 43

Scoring play MUR - BLACKBURN, Jess 2 yd pass from HUMPHRIES, KD (MITCHELL, Conno kick) TSU - EVANS, Erick 58 yd run (CLARK, Lane kick) MUR - BLACKBURN, Jess 63 yd pass from HUMPHRIES, KD (MITCHELL, Conno kick) TSU - SMITH, Patrick 70 yd pass from ACKERMAN-CARTER (CLARK, Lane kick blockd) TSU - SANDERS-MCCOLLU 3 yd pass from ACKERMAN-CARTER (CLARK, Lane kick) TSU - HOOKS, Telvin 2 yd run (CLARK, Lane kick blockd) MUR - SAMUELS-CONNELL PAT return MUR - GANDY, Jordon 16 yd pass from DAVIS, Janawski (MITCHELL, Conno kick) MUR - HARRIS, Pokey 29 yd pass from HUMPHRIES, KD (MITCHELL, Conno kick) TSU - MORRIS, Rodney 5 yd pass from ACKERMAN-CARTER (CLARK, Lane kick) TSU - SMITH, Patrick 81 yd pass from ACKERMAN-CARTER (CLARK, Lane kick) MUR - MITCHELL, Conno 35 yd field goal MUR - CLAY, Roman 20 yd run (MITCHELL, Conno kick) TSU - CLARK, Lane 37 yd field goal MUR - CLAY, Roman 2 yd run

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

MUR 28 44-115 382 52-35-1 96-497 1-6 2-1 5-128 1-11 4-46.5 5-2 6-55 31:18 12 of 22 2 of 4 5-6 2-16

TSU 18 29-125 329 33-23-1 62-454 0-0 1-3 7-86 1-1 6-42.2 1-1 9-60 28:42 7 of 14 0 of 0 3-4 8-55

RUSHING: Murray State-CLAY, Roman 26-134; TAYLOR, Nick 2-4; BLACKBURN, Jess 1-4; FELTON, Ethon 1-minus 4; HUMPHRIES, KD 14-minus 23. Tennessee State-EVANS, Erick 17-96; HOOKS, Telvin 7-39; ACKERMAN-CARTER 5-minus 10. PASSING: Murray State-HUMPHRIES, KD 34-51-1-366; DAVIS, Janawski 1-1-0-16. Tennessee State-ACKERMAN-CARTER 23-33-1-329. RECEIVING: Murray State-BLACKBURN, Jess 10-162; DAVIS, Janawski 8-92; RICE, Paul 8-65; STULTS, Mitch 3-15; CLAY, Roman 3-minus 2; HARRIS, Pokey 1-29; GANDY, Jordon 1-16; TAYLOR, Nick 1-5. Tennessee State-SMITH, Patrick 9-248; EVANS, Erick 5-27; BOWENS, Joshawn 4-20; MORRIS, Rodney 2-17; COUSIN, Q. 1-12; SANDERS-MCCOLLU 1-3; BATHER, Andrew 1-2. INTERCEPTIONS: Murray State-MALONE, T-Ray 1-11. Tennessee State-MORRIS, Rodney 1-1.

Tennessee State vs Tennessee Tech (Nov 21, 2015 at Cookeville, Tenn.)

Score by Quarters Tennessee State Tennessee Tech

SCORING SUMMARY Qtr 1st

Time 09:51 08:33 01:13 01:13 2nd 13:50 05:23 3rd 09:03 4th 12:37 04:48

2

8 7

3

7 0

4

3 7

Total

24 30

Scoring play TTU - Vanlier, Ladari 5 yd run (Arnold, John kick), 6-55 2:59 TTU - Vanlier, Ladari 79 yd run (Arnold, John kick), 1-79 0:11 TSU - EVANS, Erick 22 yd run (CLARK, Lane kick blockd), 15-67 7:14 TTU - Hall, Maleek PAT return TSU - EVANS, Erick 1 yd run (BOWENS, Joshawn pass from ACKERMAN-CARTER), 5-12 2:17 TTU - Moore, Chris 52 yd interception return (Arnold, John kick) TSU - SMITH, Patrick 9 yd pass from ACKERMAN-CARTER (CLARK, Lane kick), 9-84 4:12 TTU - Cates, Krys 17 yd pass from McCoin, Brock (Arnold, John kick), 13-64 7:10 TSU - CLARK, Lane 18 yd field goal, 11-47 3:10

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 22 40-123 221 40-22-1 80-344 0-0 2-9 3-61 0-0 5-36.6 1-1 9-68 35:22 8 of 18 2 of 4 3-3 3-25

TTU 14 38-205 60 12-6-0 50-265 0-0 2-25 2-57 1-52 6-37.0 0-0 9-95 24:38 4 of 10 0 of 0 2-3 1-11

RUSHING: Tennessee State-EVANS, Erick 28-111; DEANES, Marcus 6-11; JUNIOR, EJ 3-6; ACKERMAN-CARTER 3-minus 5. Tennessee Tech-Vanlier, Ladari 13-132; McCoin, Brock 21-65; Annoor, Radir 3-8; Team 1-0. PASSING: Tennessee State-ACKERMAN-CARTER 22-40-1-221. Tennessee Tech-McCoin, Brock 6-12-0-60. RECEIVING: Tennessee State-SMITH, Patrick 7-63; EVANS, Erick 6-57; BOWENS, Joshawn 4-42; SANDERS-MCCOLLU 2-25; BATHER, Andrew 1-14; MORRIS, Rodney 1-11; DEANES, Marcus 1-9. Tennessee Tech-Cates, Krys 3-48; Belew, Colton 1-12; Smith, Jordan 1-1; Vanlier, Ladari 1-minus 1. INTERCEPTIONS: Tennessee State-None. Tennessee Tech-Moore, Chris 1-52. FUMBLES: Tennessee State-ACKERMAN-CARTER 1-1. Tennessee Tech-None. Tennessee State (4-6,1-6) vs. Tennessee Tech (4-7,3-5) Date: Nov 21, 2015 • Site: Cookeville, Tenn. • Stadium: Tucker Stadium Attendance: 3924 Kickoff time: 2:30 pm • End of Game: 6:08 pm • Total elapsed time: 3:38 Officials: Temperature: 53 deg • Wind: 15-30mph • Weather: On-&-off rain, windy

FUMBLES: Murray State-HUMPHRIES, KD 2-1; DAVIS, Janawski 1-0; HARRIS, Pokey 1-0; BLACKBURN, Jess 1-1. Tennessee State-ACKERMAN-CARTER 1-1. Murray State (3-6,2-4) vs. Tennessee State (4-5,1-5) Date: Nov 07, 2015 • Site: Nashville, Tenn. • Stadium: Hale Stadium Attendance: 7897 Kickoff time: 2:36 pm • End of Game: 6:30 pm • Total elapsed time: 3:54 Officials: Referee: David Seewer; Umpire: John Graham; Linesman: Brian Hewitt; Line judge: Daryl Crosthwai; Back judge: Greg Laurentius; Field judge: Burney Jenkins; Side judge: Rod Whittier; Temperature: 59 deg • Wind: 8 mphNNE • Weather: Cloudy

46

1

6 16

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2015 TOTAL TEAM STATS

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Tennessee State Overall Team Statistics (as of Jun 07, 2016) All games 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 Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game Neutral Site Games Score by Quarters Tennessee State Opponents

1st

50 63

2nd

58 78

TSU 246 24.6 174 53 92 29 1234 1460 226 352 3.5 123.4 13 2092 172-306-12 6.8 12.2 209.2 19 3326 658 5.1 332.6 37-617 17-148 6-179 16.7 8.7 29.8 11-3 86-723 72.3 61-2279 37.4 31.6 33:55 58/150 39% 5/10 50% 21-145 -7 32 8-14 1-2 (20-28) 71% (17-28) 61% (26-29) 90% 58481 4/14620 3rd

73 75

4th

62 56

OT

3 9

OPP 281 28.1 191 88 86 17 1591 1853 262 372 4.3 159.1 17 2088 185-316-6 6.6 11.3 208.8 17 3679 688 5.3 367.9 27-610 20-209 12-180 22.6 10.4 15.0 15-9 73-740 74.0 54-1994 36.9 32.7 27:35 57/145 39% 9/16 56% 17-97 5 36 9-13 1-1 (32-41) 78% (24-41) 59% (30-32) 94% 61880 5/12376 1/48385

Date Opponent SEPTEMBER 18TH Annual John Merritt Classic 3 ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF 1 27TH Annual Southern Heritage Classic 10 vs. Jackson State 2 17 at Bethune-Cookman

Time (CT) 6:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M.

OCTOBER 1 UT MARTIN* 3 8 at Eastern Illinois* Homecoming 15 EASTERN KENTUCKY* 1 22 at Vanderbilt 29 at Murray State*

6:00 P.M. TBA 3:00 P.M.

NOVEMBER 5 Austin Peay* 12 TENNESSEE TECH* 3 19 at Southeast Missouri*

4:00 P.M. 3:00 P.M. 1:00 P.M.

2:00 P.M. 6:00 P.M.

* Denotes Ohio Valley Conference Game Home games (BOLD CAPS) played at: 1 – Nissan Stadium (68,798) – Nashville, Tenn. 3 – Hale Stadium (15,000) – Nashville, Tenn. Neutral Site game at: 2 – Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium (61,008) – Memphis, Tenn.

Total 246 281

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2015 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

Tennessee State Overall Individual Statistics (as of Jun 07, 2016) All games Rushing

gp

att

gain loss

net avg td

HOOKS, Telvin EVANS, Erick BUTLER, Ronald SMITH, Tom DEANES, Marcus ACKERMAN-CARTER JUNIOR, EJ KNOX, Andrew MCGILL, Nate SMITH, Patrick TEAM Total Opponents

9 109 441 17 424 3.9 4 10 80 427 14 413 5.2 6 8 55 284 85 199 3.6 1 9 59 194 27 167 2.8 2 9 10 33 3 30 3.0 0 7 26 71 48 23 0.9 0 8 3 6 0 6 2.0 0 2 1 3 0 3 3.0 0 9 1 1 0 1 1.0 0 10 1 0 1 -1 -1.0 0 7 7 0 31 -31 -4.4 0 10 352 1460 226 1234 3.5 13 10 372 1853 262 1591 4.3 17

Passing

gp

effic comp-att-int

ACKERMAN-CARTER 7 128.28 BUTLER, Ronald 8 124.08 MCGILL, Nate 9 0.00 Total 10 126.28 Opponents 10 128.00

110-190-5 62-115-7 0-1-0 172-306-12 185-316-6

Receiving

yds

SMITH, Patrick BOWENS, Joshawn SANDERS-MCCOLLU EVANS, Erick JEFFRIES-FREEMA HOOKS, Telvin BATHER, Andrew SMITH, Tom DENNARD, Archie COUSIN, Q. MORRIS, Rodney MEDLEY, Mahlon O'NEAL, D. DEANES, Marcus Total Opponents

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gp

no.

10 54 996 10 28 253 10 18 236 10 16 85 8 11 155 9 11 57 9 9 81 9 5 56 8 4 40 9 4 39 8 4 32 5 4 24 7 2 28 9 2 10 10 172 2092 10 185 2088

avg

18.4 9.0 13.1 5.3 14.1 5.2 9.0 11.2 10.0 9.8 8.0 6.0 14.0 5.0 12.2 11.3

pct

lg avg/g

23 62 30 12 10 18 5 3 1 0 0 62 80

yds td

57.9 1279 11 53.9 813 8 0.0 0 0 56.2 2092 19 58.5 2088 17 td

10 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 19 17

lg avg/g

84 29 64 19 24 17 14 25 20 18 12 11 17 9 84 82

99.6 25.3 23.6 8.5 19.4 6.3 9.0 6.2 5.0 4.3 4.0 4.8 4.0 1.1 209.2 208.8

47.1 41.3 24.9 18.6 3.3 3.3 0.8 1.5 0.1 -0.1 -4.4 123.4 159.1 lg avg/g

81 84 0 84 82

182.7 101.6 0.0 209.2 208.8

Punt Returns

no.

15 1 1 17 20

126 22 0 148 209

Interceptions

no.

yds avg td

Kick Returns

no.

18 10 4 3 1 1 37 27

301 211 49 51 4 1 617 610

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

45 32 19 26 0 1 45 48

Fumble Returns

no.

yds avg td

lg

SMITH, Patrick KAMARA, David TERRY, Gabe Total Opponents ROBINSON, Ezra BRANDON, Javon COLLINS, Chris BONDS, Terrell Total Opponents SCOTT, Gabe DEANES, Marcus EVANS, Erick ROBINSON, Ezra JUNIOR, EJ HARRIS, Terence Total Opponents EDWARDS, Rodney BRANDON, Javon Total Opponents

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2 2 1 1 6 12

1 1 2 1

yds avg td

72 34 3 69 179 180

8.4 22.0 0.0 8.7 10.4

36.0 17.0 3.0 69.0 29.8 15.0

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

yds avg td

0 0 0 4

16.7 21.1 12.2 17.0 4.0 1.0 16.7 22.6

0.0 0.0 0.0 4.0

0 0 0 0

lg

28 0 0 28 84 lg

72 34 3 69 72 78 lg

0 0 0 6


Tennessee State Overall Defensive Statistics (as of Jun 07, 2016) 2015 DEFENSIVE STATISTICS All games ## 32 26 7 1A 11 99 30 21 58 5 3 90 53 8 1D 52 45 24 92 94 42 19 1C 91 59 56 84 89 36 31 1 28 17 35 41 34 50 23 51 46 1B 4

Defensive Leaders

COLLINS, Chris COOK, Laquarius BRANDON, Javon OGUNDEKO, Ebo WILLIAMS, Van EDWARDS, Rodney EDWARDS, Blair ROBINSON, Ezra LEE, Latrelle BONDS, Terrell KAMARA, David JACKSON, D. NORTH, Justin TERRY, Gabe DUNCAN, Trevion JUSTICE, A. PORTER, Dell BROOKS, Bernell MORROW, Jason NESBITT, Roc-M STEPHENS, D. SCOTT, Gabe LAW, Ty MADDOX, Marvin COOPER, William WOODS, Aaron HARELSON, Larry BATHER, Andrew DALE, Andrew KERTCHAVAL, S. SMITH, Tom DEANES, Marcus SMITH, Patrick WILCOX, Paris CLARK, Lane LEVEQUE, S. JOHNSON, Joseph JOHNSON,Ladariu ROBERTS, L. JUNIOR, EJ BUTLER, Ronald MORRIS, Rodney Total Opponents

gp

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

ua

38 30 33 31 22 21 17 25 12 23 14 13 9 4 8 11 9 10 6 6 5 5 6 . 3 2 2 1 1 1 . 2 2 . . 1 . 1 . . 1 . 375 344

a

41 28 20 21 25 20 16 5 17 5 11 9 11 15 10 7 7 3 6 4 4 3 2 5 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 . . 1 1 . 1 . 1 1 . . 309 341

Tackles tot

79 58 53 52 47 41 33 30 29 28 25 22 20 19 18 18 16 13 12 10 9 8 8 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . 684 685

tfl/yds

6.0-17 2.0-7 2.0-2 10.0-52 6.0-14 10.0-34 1.0-7 . 6.5-40 0.5-1 . 3.5-14 . 3.0-12 0.5-1 3.0-6 1.0-0 1.0-1 4.0-17 1.0-7 2.0-8 . . . . 1.0-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64-242 52-185

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Sacks no-yds

1.0-8 . . 5.0-40 1.5-8 2.0-9 1.0-7 . 4.5-34 . . 2.0-11 . 1.0-6 . . . . 1.0-8 1.0-7 1.0-7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-145 17-97

Pass defense int-yds brup

1-3 . 2-34 . . . . 2-72 . 1-69 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-1 6-179 12-180

2 2 5 . . 1 . 7 . 7 . . . . . . . 5 . . . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 26

qbh

1 . 1 3 2 . . . 1 . . 1 . 1 . . . . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 27

Fumbles rcv-yds

1-0 . 1-0 . . 2-0 1-0 . 1-0 . 1-0 . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . 9-0 3-4

ff

. . 2 1 . . 1 . 2 1 1 . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . 12 5

blkd kick

. . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 8

saf

1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 .

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RECORDS - PASSING

Single Game Passing Yards 1. Leon Murray at Murray State (11/14/98) 2. Gilbert Renfroe vs. District of Columbia (11/5/83) 3. James Wade at Southeast Missouri (10/19/91) 4. Michael German at Murray State (11/22/14) 5. Kenton Evans at Murray State (11/11/00) 6. Leon Murray at Middle Tennessee State (9/5/98) 7. Riley Walker vs. Eastern Illinois (11/2/02) 8. Shannon Harris at Eastern Illinois (10/27/01) 9. Chris Perkins at Southeast Missouri (11/20/99) 10. Joe Adams vs. Alabama State (10/18/80)

Single Season Touchdowns

491 484 467 463 451 445 435 417 413 412

1. 2. 4. 7. 8.

Single Season Passing Yards 1. Brian Ransom, 1981 2. Shannon Harris, 2001 3. Leon Murray, 1998 4. Joe Adams, 1980 5. Michael German, 2014 6. Michael German, 2012 7. James Wade, 1992 8. Gilbert Renfroe, 1985 9. Joe Adams, 1979 10. Joe Adams, 1978

3,182 3,008 3,002 2,848 2,846 2,751 2,541 2,492 2,476 2,328

75 In Brian Ransom’s 1981 season, he set the school 67 record for yards (3,182), completions (221) and com65 pletions in a game (36, at UT-Chattnooga). 57 56 50 41 34 33 32

1. Joe Adams, 1977-80 2. Eldridge Dickey, 1964-67 3. Michael German, 2011-14 4. Kenneth Biggles, 1982-84 5. Leon Murray, 1997-99 6. Joe Gilliam Jr., 1969-71 7. James Wade, 1989-92 8. Antonio Heffner, 2006-08 9. Daryl Williams, 1993-95 10. Bryson Rosser, 2001-05

Single Game Completions 8,664 8,653 7,207 6,613 6,523 5,993 5,556 5,393 5,213 4,785

Single Game Touchdowns 1. 2. 4. 8.

30 26 26 25 25 25 24 22 22 22 22

Career Passing Touchdowns

Career Passing Yards 1. Michael German, 2011-2014 2. Joe Adams, 1977-80 3. Leon Murray, 1997-99 4. James Wade, 1989-92 5. Eldridge Dickey, 1964-67 6. Kenneth Biggles, 1981-84 7. Gilbert Renfroe, 1982-85 8. Antonio Heffner, 2006-08 9. Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1969-71 10. Daryl Williams, 1993-95

Joe Adams, 1980 Shannon Harris, 2001 Joe Adams, 1979 Kenneth Pettiford, 1973 Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1971 Eldridge Dickey, 1966 Kenneth Biggles, 1984 Leon Murray, 1998 Brian Ransom, 1981 Kenneth Pettiford, 1972 Michael German, 2014

Shannon Harris vs. Jackson State (11/22/01) Michael German at Murray State (11/22/14) Kenneth Biggles vs. Miss. Valley State (11/13/82) Shannon Harris at Eastern Illinois (10/27/01) Leon Murray at UT Martin (10/16/99) Leon Murray vs. Alabama A&M (10/3/98) Stacy Grear at Morgan State (1986) Antonio Heffner vs. Eastern Illinois (11/8/08) Kenton Evans vs. Southeast Missouri (11/18/00) Kenton Evans at Murray State (11/11/00) Kenton Evans vs. Jackson State (9/16/00) Michael German vs Eastern Kentucky (11/1/14) Michael German at Austin Peay (11/8/14) O’Shay Ackerman-Carter (11/7/15)

7 6 6 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4

1. 2. 4. 6. 8. 9.

Brian Ransom at UT-Chattanooga (11/14/81) Chris Perkins at Southeast Missouri (11/20/99) Michael German at Southeast Mo. (10/4/14) James Wade at Southeast Missouri (10/19/91) Michael German vs Jacksonville State (10/11/14) Leon Murray at Middle Tennessee State (9/5/98) Michael German at Austin Peay (11/8/14) Shannon Harris at Eastern Illinois (10/27/01) Michael German at UT Martin (11/17/12) Leon Murray vs. Murray State (11/14//98) Todd Valentine at Tennessee Tech (11/9/96) Michael German at Murray State (11/22/14)

36 34 34 32 32 30 30 Joe Adams is TSU’s leader in career passing touch29 downs (75) and second in career passing yards 28 (8,653) and career completions (604). 28 28 28

Single Season Completions 1. Brian Ransom, 1981 2. Michael German, 2014 3. Michael German, 2012 4. Shannon Harris, 2001 5. Joe Adams, 1980 6. Gilbert Renfroe, 1985 7. Leon Murray, 1998 8. Joe Adams, 1979 9. James Wade, 1992 10. Todd Valentine, 1996

221 216 215 211 200 188 183 178 163 160 Leon Murray is the only Tiger to throw for over 400 yards more than once. He tossed a school record 491 yards against Murray State on November 14th, 1998.

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RECORDS - PASSING CONT. Career Completions

Single Season Interceptions

1. Michael German, 2011-2014 2. Joe Adams, 1977-80 3. Leon Murray, 1997-99 4. Eldridge Dickey, 1964-67 5. James Wade, 1989-92 6. Kenneth Biggles, 1981-84 7. Daryl Williams, 1993-95 8. Gilbert Renfroe, 1982-85 9. Antonio Heffner, 2006-08 10. Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1968-71

615 604 460 430 420 408 393 370 354 320

Single Game Attempts 1. Michael German at Alabama State (9/6/14)

61 59 55 4. Leon Murray vs. Murray State (11/14//98) 54 5. Chris Perkins at Southeast Missouri (11/20/99) 51 6. Michael German vs. Jacksonville State (10/11/14) 50 7. Leon Murray at Middle Tennessee State (9/5/98) 49 8. Shannon Harris at Eastern Kentucky (11/17/01) 48 Michael German at Murray State (11/22/14) 48 10. James Wade at Southeast Missouri (10/19/91) 47

Single Season Attempts 1. Michael German, 2014 2. Gilbert Renfroe, 1985 3. Shannon Harris, 2001 4. Brian Ransom, 1981 5. Michael German, 2012 6. Leon Murray, 1998 7. Joe Adams, 1979 8. Joe Adams, 1980 Eldridge Dickey became the first African-American 9. Todd Valentine, 1996 quarterback to ever get drafted. The Oakland Raiders 10. James Wade, 1992

1. Joe Adams, 1977-80 2. Eldridge Dickey, 1964-67 3. Ken Pettiford, 1970-73 4. Daryl Williams, 1993-95 5. James Wade, 1990-92 6. Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1968-71 7. Antonio Heffner 2006-08 Austin Thompson, 1975-76 Michael German, 2011-14 10. Kenneth Biggles, 1982-84

66 59 40 37 35 33 32 32 32 30

1. Kenneth Biggles, 1984 2. Leon Murray, 1999 3. Joe Adams, 1980 Michael German, 2012 Michael German, 2013 6. Antonio Heffner, 2008 7. Brian Ransom, 1981 8. Ronald Butler, 2013 9. Daryl Williams, 1993 10. Richard Hartman, 2005

60.9 60.3 60.0 60.0 60.0 59.8 59.1 58.7 57.4 57.3

Longest Passing Play

Career Attempts 1,145 1,100 841 805 714 682 619 522 521 452

Single Game Interceptions A four-year starter, Michael German finished his ca1. Eldridge Dickey vs. Florida A&M (10/22/66) reer as TSU’s leader in passing yards (8,664), attempts 2. Michael German vs. Jacksonville State (10/11/14) (397) and completions (655). 3. Six Tied

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22 21 20 19 18 18 17 17 16 16 16

Single Season Completion Percentage 397 395 382 374 358 353 343 333 316 308

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Eldridge Dickey, 1965 Joe Adams, 1980 Kenneth Pettiford, 1972 Kenneth Pettiford, 1973 Brian Ransom, 1981 Eldridge Dickey, 1966 Joe Adams, 1979 Austin Thompson, 1976 Chauncey Hines, 1989 Joe Adams, 1978 Lonnie Stewart, 1974

Career Interceptions

In 1985, Gilbert Renfroe attempted the second-most 2. Michael German at Southeast Mo. (10/4/14) passes in TSU history (395). He also sits at sixth on the 3. Brian Ransom at UT-Chattanooga (11/14/81) single season completions list (188).

1. Michael German, 2011-14 2. Joe Adams, 1977-80 3. Leon Murray, 1997-99 4. Eldridge Dickey, 1964-67 5. Ken Biggles, 1982-84 6. Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1969-71 7. Antonio Heffner, 2006-08 8. Shannon Harris, 2000-01 9. Ken Pettiford, 1970-73 10. Bryson Rosser, 2001-05

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

5 4 3

1. Riley Walker to Fred Burnette at Jacksonville State (10/6/04, TD) 2. Joe Gilliam, Jr. to Joe Sweet vs. Bishop (11/22/69, TD) 3. Jeremy Perry to Calvin McNairl at Eastern Kentucky (10/22/11, TD) 4. Joe Gilliam to David Davis vs. Grambling (10/10/70, TD) 5. Leon Murray to Corey Sullivan vs. Florida A&M (9/26/98, TD) 6. Ronald Butler to Patrick Smith at Jacksonville State (9/19/15, TD) 7. Riley Walker to Carlos Wright UT Martin (9/27/03) 8. O’Shay Ackerman-Carter to Patrick Smith vs. Murray State (11/7/15, TD) 9. James Wade to Patrick Robinson vs. Tennessee Tech (11/9/91, TD) 10. Michael German to Travis James vs. UT Martin (11/12/11, TD) Julius Hall to C.J. Johnson at Tennessee Tech (11/2/00) Leon Murray to Tyrone Butterfield at Murray State (11/14/98, TD)

99 93 89 88 85 84 82 81 80 77 77 77


RECORDS - RUSHING

Single Game Rushing Yards 1. Charles Anthony vs. Samford (10/23/04) 2. Trabis Ward at Southeast Missouri (10/13/12) 3. Charles Anthony vs. Southeast Mo. (11/6/04) 4. Preston Brown vs. Florida A&M (9/25/10) Darron Davis at Austin Peay (10/16/93) 6. Lee Derrick vs. Bluefield State (11/25/54) 7. Javarris Williams vs. Florida A&M (9/30/06) 8. Preston Brown vs. Jackson State (9/11/10) 9. Amariah Robb (11/10/99) 10. Charles Middlebrooks (11/5/77)

285 267 248 233 233 230 229 218 213 203

Single Season Rushing Yards 1. Charles Anthony 2004 2. Charles Anthony, 2003 3. Trabis Ward, 2012 4. Javarris Williams 2006 5. Javarris Williams, 2007 6. Tim Broughton, 2013 7. Darron Davis, 1994 8. Javarris Williams, 2008 9. Trabis Ward, 2011 10. Charles Anthony, 2002

1,739 1,708 1,422 1,233 1,187 1,146 1,101 1,037 978 882

Career Rushing Yards 1. Charles Anthony, 2001-04 2. Javarris Williams, 2005-08 3. Darron Davis, 1991-94 4. Trabis Ward, 2009-12 5. Dante Thomas, 2008-11 6. Telvin Hooks, 2012-15 7. Larry Kinnebrew, 1978-82 8. Eugene Bowen, 1963-66 9. Nathaniel Simpson, 1973-76 10. Lee Derricks, 1953-55

5,057 4,329 2,844 2,582 2,149 1,736 1,673 1,667 1,655 1,641

Single Game Touchdowns 1. 2. 5.

Charles Thomas vs. Central State (11/20/71) Tom Smith vs. Edward Waters (8/30/14) Trabis Ward at Southeast Missouri (10/13/12) Javarris Williams vs. Tennessee Martin (11/17/07) Trabis Ward vs. Jackson State (9/8/12) Javarris Williams vs. Austin Peay (10/18/08) Javarris Williams vs. Murray State (11/3/07) Antonio Heffner vs. Samford (10/28/06) Javarris Williams vs. Jackson State (9/16/06)

5 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3

Single Season Touchdowns 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Fay Mitchell, 1956 Javarris Williams, 2008 Trabis Ward, 2012 Charles Anthony, 2004 Charles Anthony, 2003 Donnell Brantley, 1999 Javarris Williams, 2007

17 16 15 14 13 12 12

Trabis Ward, 2011 Javarris Williams, 2006 Larry Kinnebrew, 1982 Alfred Reese, 1972

11 11 11 11

Career Rushing Touchdowns 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

Javarris Williams, 2005-08 Charles Anthony, 2001-04 Trabis Ward, 2009-12 Fay Mitchell, 1955-57 Darron Davis, 1991-94 Alfred Reese, 1970-72 Larry Kinnebrew, 1978-82 Henry Arnold, 1959-61 Dante Thomas, 2008-11 Marlon Johnson, 1982-85

42 41 29 28 25 24 24 22 17 17 Charles Anthony rushed for a school record 5,057 yards from 2001-2004. He also set the record for most yards in a game with 285 vs. Samford (10/23/04)

Single Game Attempts 1. 2. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

Trabis Ward at Southeast Missouri (10/13/12) 43 Charles Anthony at Murray State (11/22/03) 38 Darron Davis vs. Austin Peay (10/16/93) 38 Trabis Ward at Murray State (11/3/12) 37 Javarris Williams vs. Samford (10/28/06) 35 Preston Brown vs. Jackson State (9/11/10) 33 Javarris Williams vs. Florida A&M (9/30/06) 33 Javarris Williams at Tennessee Tech (10/13/05) 31 Javarris Williams vs. Austin Peay (10/18/08) 30 Javarris Williams at Southeast Missouri (10/11/08) 30

Single Season Attempts 1. Charles Anthony, 2003 2. Trabis Ward, 2012 3. Charles Anthony, 2004 4. Javarris Williams, 2006 5. Tim Broughton, 2013 6. Darron Davis, 1994 7. Javarris Williams, 2008 8. Javarris Williams, 2005 9. Javarris Williams, 2007 10. Trabis Ward, 2011

322 309 306 Nobody has more rushing touchdowns in TSU history 245 than Javarris Williams. Over his four year career, 237 Williams found the endzone 42 times. 234 207 202 195 193

Career Rushing Attempts 1. Charles Anthony, 2001-04 2. Javarris Williams, 2005-08 3. Darron Davis, 1991-94 4. Trabis Ward, 2009-12 5. Dante Thomas, 2008-11 6. Telvin Hooks, 2012-15 7. Steve Griffin, 1983-86 8. Melvin Waters, 1987-90 9. Antonio Heffner, 2006-08 10. Preston Brown, 2008-10

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910 849 600 564 466 396 297 294 289 At Southeast Missouri State on Oct. 13th, 2012, Trabis 285 Ward ran for 267 yards and four touchdowns while carrying the ball a school record 43 times.

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RECORDS - RECEIVING Single Game Receiving Yards

1. Tyrone Butterfield at Murray State, (11/14/98) 2. Patrick Smith vs. Murray State (11/7/15) 3. C.J. Johnson, vs. Eastern Illinois, (11/2/02) 4. Golden Tate at Florida A&M, (9/24/83) 5. Tyrone Butterfield at Southeast Mo. (11/22/97) 6. C.J. Johnson at Tennessee Tech (11/2/00) Ryan Mitchell at Murray State (11/22/14) 8. Corey Sullivan vs. Florida A&M (9/26/98) 9. Golden Tate at Southern (10/29/83) 10. C.J. Johnson, Eastern Kentucky (11/15/03)

249 248 245 242 240 231 231 213 206 204

Single Season Receptions

1. Tyrone Butterfield, 1998 Juan Hall, 1996 3. Corey Sullivan, 1999 4. Lawrence Segree, 1993 5. Golden Tate, 1983 6. Corey Sullivan, 1999 7. Tyrone Butterfield, 1997 Barry Collins, 1984 9. Weldon Garlington, 2014 10. C.J. Johnson, 2003

Career Receptions

Single Season Receiving Yards Golden Tate had the most prolific season by any receiver in TSU history in 1983, tallying 1,307 yards. That campaign put him third in career yards (3,100).

1. Golden Tate, 1983 2. Tyrone Butterfield, 1998 3. C. J. Johnson, 2003 4. Tyrone Butterfield, 1997 5. C.J. Johnson, 2002 6. Juan Hall, 1996 7. Patrick Smith, 2015 8. Mike Jones, 1982 9. Mike Jones, 1980 10. Corey Sullivan, 1998

1,307 1,129 1,106 1,053 1,034 1,021 996 979 934 923

1. Mike Jones, 1979-82 2. C.J. Johnson, 2000-03 3. Golden Tate, 1980-83 4. Lawrence Segree, 1992-95 5. Corey Sullivan, 1996-99 6. Patrick Robinson, 1989-92 7. Tyrone Butterfield, 1997-98 8. Chris Johnson, 2004-08 9. Travis James, 2009-12 10. Ron Jackson, 2000-03

Tyrone Butterfield finished sixth all-time with 2,182 yards and seventh with 131 receptions. He also set a school record with 249 yards at Murray State .

3,903 3,571 3,100 2,487 2,439 2,182 2,155 2,102 1,702 1,698

Single Game Receptions 1. Tyrone Butterfield at Southeast Missouri (1/22/97) 13 2. Tyrone Butterfield at Middle Tennessee (9/5/08) 12 Lawrence Segree vs. South Carolina State (9/30/95) 12 Lawrence Segree vs. Southeast Missouri (11/19/94) 12 Frank Pillow vs. Central State (10/3/87) 12 Golden Tate at Florida A&M (9/24/83) 12 Mike Jones vs. UT-Chattanooga (11/14/81) 12 8. JaJuan Spillman at Murray State (11/22/08) 11 Clarence Jones at Tennessee Tech (11/5/94) 11 10. C.J. Johnson, Eastern Kentucky (11/15/03) 10 C.J. Johnson, at Eastern Illinois (10/27/01) 10 Patrick Robinson at Austin Peay (10/26/91) 10 C.J. Johnson leads all TSU receivers with 3,903 yards from 2000-2003. He has two of the six 1,000 yard receiving season in schools history.

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197 194 162 160 145 140 131 127 119 113

Single Game Touchdowns

Career Receiving Yards 1. C.J. Johnson, 2000-03 2. Mike Jones, 1979-82 3. Golden Tate, 1980-83 4. Corey Sullivan, 1996-99 5. Patrick Robinson, 1989-92 6. Tyrone Butterfield, 1997-98 7. Chris Johnson, 2004-08 8. Lawrence Segree, 1992-95 9. Johnnie Robinson, 1964-65 10. Travis James, 2009-12

72 72 66 65 63 62 59 59 58 57

1. Golden Tate vs. North Carolina A&T (11/19/83) Mike Jones vs. Mississippi Valley State (11/13/82) Mike Jones vs. North Carolina A&T (11/15/80)

4 4 4

Single Season Touchdowns 1. 2. 4. 5. 8. 9.

Mike Jones, 1982 Golden Tate, 1980 Golden Tate, 1983 Barry Collins, 1984 C.J. Johnson, 2003 Tyrone Butterfield, 1998 John Holland, 1973 Patrick Smith, 2015 C.J. Johnson, 2002 Leon Jamison, 1954

15 13 13 12 11 11 11 10 9 9

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

Mike Jones, 1979-82 C.J. Johnson, 2000-03 Golden Tate, 1980-83 Larry Dorsey, 1972-75 John Holland, 1970-73 Johnnie Robinson, 1964-66 Patrick Robinson, 1989-92 Tyrone Butterfield, 1997-98 Leon Jamison, 1954-57 James Thaxton, 1969-72 Corey Sullivan, 1996-99

42 32 27 26 22 20 19 18 17 17 17


RECORDS - SCORING & KICKING

Single Game Points 1. 2. 7.

Charles Thomas vs. Central State (11/20/71) Trabis Ward at Southeast Mo. (10/13/12) Javarris Williams vs. Tenn.-Martin (11/17/07) Golden Tate vs. North Carolina A&T (11/19/83) Mike Jones vs. Mississippi Valley State (11/13/82) Mike Jones vs. North Carolina A&T (11/15/80) Trabis Ward vs. Jackson State (9/8/12) Brandon Belvin vs. Eastern Illinois (11/08/08) Javarris Williams vs. Austin Peay (10/18/08) Javarris Williams vs. Murray State (11/03/07) Antonio Heffner vs. Samford (10/28/06) Javarris Williams vs. Jackson State (9/16/06) C.J. Johnson at Samford (10/25/03) Charles Anthony vs. UT-Martin (9/27/03) Charles Anthony vs. S.C. State (8/30/03) Marvin Jones vs. Jackson State (11/22/01) KaRon Key vs. UT Martin (10/20/01)

Single Season Touchdowns

30 24 24 24 24 24 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

Single Season Points 1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 9.

Alfred Reese, 1972 Alfred Reese, 1970 Fay Mitchell, 1966 Javarris Williams, 2008 Jamin Godfrey, 2013 Charles Anthony, 2004 Javarris Williams, 2008 Charles Anthony, 2003 Mike Jones, 1982 Trabis Ward, 2012

112 112 102 98 97 96 96 92 90 90

Career Points 1. Jamin Godfrey 2010-13 2. Alfred Reese, 1969-72 3. Javarris Williams 2005-08 4. Mike Jones, 1979-82 5. Charles Anthony, 2001-04 6. Eric Benson, 2005-08 7. Larry Watkins, 1978-81 8. C.J. Johnson, 2000-03 9. Carlos Jones, 1982-84 10. Larry Dorsey, 1972-75 Fay Mitchell, 1955-57

311 306 264 258 252 232 198 192 172 168 168

Single Game Touchdowns 1. 2.

Charles Thomas vs. Central State (11/20/71) Trabis Ward at Southeast Missouri (10/13/12) Javarris Williams vs. Tennessee Martin (11/17/07) Golden Tate vs. North Carolina A&T (11/19/83) Mike Jones vs. Mississippi Valley State (11/13/82) Mike Jones vs. North Carolina A&T (11/15/80)

5 4 4 4 4 4

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

Fay Mitchell, 1966 Javarris Williams, 2008 Trabis Ward, 2012 Charles Anthony, 2004 Charles Anthony, 2003 Javarris Williams, 2007 Donnell Brantley, 1999 Trabis Ward, 2011 Javarris Williams, 2006 Larry Kinnebrew, 1982 Alfred Reese, 1972

17 16 15 14 13 12 12 11 11 11 11

Career Touchdowns 1. 3. 4. 5. 7. 8.

Javarris Williams, 2005-08 Mike Jones, 1979-82 Charles Anthony, 2001-04 C.J. Johnson, 2000-03 Larry Dorsey, 1972-75 Fay Mitchell, 1955-57 Golden Tate, 1980-83 Trabis Ward, 2009-12 Larry Dorsey, 1972-75 Larry Kinnebrew, 1978-82

Jamin Godfrey set the school’s all-time scoring mark

42 in 2014. He also sits atop the single-game scoring for 42 kickers and career field goals made. 41 32 28 28 27 26 26 26

Single Game Scoring Kicking 1. 3. 5.

Jamin Godfrey vs. Tennessee Tech (10/27/12) Joey Hudak vs. Jackson State, (11/22/01) Jamin Godfrey vs. Southeast Missouri (10/8/11) Eric Benson vs. Austin Peay, (10/18/08) Jamin Godfrey vs. Florida A&M (10/25/10) Eric Benson vs. Jackson State, (09/13/08)

16 16 13 13 11 11

Single Season Scoring Kicking 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Jamin Godfrey (43 PAT, 18 FG), 2013 Eric Benson (45 PAT, 14 FG), 2008 Jamin Godfrey, 2011 Jamin Godfrey, 2012 Joey Hudak, (42 PAT, 10 FG), 2001

Mike Jones holds the Tennessee State record for receiving touchdows in a season (15) and career (42). His 197 catches also ranks first all-time for the Tigers.

97 87 85 81 72

Career Scoring Kicking 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Jamin Godfrey (134 PAT, 59 FG), 2010-13 Eric Benson, (118 PAT, 38 FG), 2005-08 Larry Watkins, 1978-81 Carlos Jones, 1982-1984 Joey Hudak, (105 PAT, 20 FG), 2001-04 Seth Goodowens, (60 PAT, 20 FG), 1999-00

311 232 198 172 150 120 All-purpose specialist Alfred Reese was the Tigers’ career leader in points (306) for 41 years until 2013. He has the best two scoring years in TSU history (112).

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RECORDS - SCORING & KICKING CONT. Single Game PAT Attempts

1. 2. 4.

Roy Meneese vs. Kentucky State (11/24/66) Joey Hudak vs. Jackson State (11/22/01) Jamin Godfrey vs Central State (9/28/13) Joey Hudak, Tenn.-Martin (10/20/01) Jamin Godfrey, Southeast Missouri (10/08/11)

Single Season FG Attempts

11 8 8 7 7

1. 2. 4. 5.

Single Season PAT Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. On Nov. 24 1966 versus Kentucky State, Roy Meneese 7. attempted a TSU football record, 11 PATs in the Tigers’ 8. 83-0 victory, capping off a perfect season

Carlos Jones, 1984 Joey Hudak, 2001 Carlos Jones, 1983 Eric Benson, 2008 Seth Goodowens, 1999 Jamin Godfrey, 2013 Buck Billings, 1998 Jamin Godfrey, 2011

Larry Watkins, 1978-81 Carlos Jones, 1982-84 Jamin Godfrey, 2010-13 Eric Benson, 2005-08 Joey Hudak, 2001-04

53 48 47 46 46 45 40 39

151 150 144 128 121

1. 2. 2. 3. 4.

In 1999 against Jackson State, Seth Goodwens booted the longest field goal in TSU history, at 53 yards. He also attempted a school-record 24 FGs that year.

1. 2. 6.

Roy Meneese vs. Kentucky State (11/24/66) Jamin Godfrey vs Central State (9/28/13) Jamin Godfrey vs. Southeast Missouri (10/08/11) Joey Hudak, vs. Jackson State (11/22/01) (8 times)

Carlos Jones, 1984 Eric Benson, 2008 Jamin Godfrey, 2013 Joey Hudak, 2001 Carlos Jones, 1983 Jamin Godfrey, 2011

9 8 7 7 6

Carlos Jones, 1982-84 Jamin Godfrey, 2010-13 Larry Watkins, 1978-81 Eric Benson, 2005-08 Joey Hudak, 2001-04 James Matthews, 1971-74

50 45 43 42 42 37

136 134 123 118 105 87

Single Game FG Attempts Eric Benson trails only Jamin Godfrey in the career field goals made category (38) and his 232 total points are sixth-most in school history.

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1. 3. 4.

Jamin Godfrey vs. Tennessee Tech (10/27/12) Jamin Godfrey vs. Jackson State (9/14/13) Flournoy at Austin Peay (10/06/90) (9 times)

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Jamin Godfrey vs. Tennessee Tech (10/27/12) Jamin Godfrey at Eastern Kentucky (10/22/11) Jamin Godfrey vs. Southern (09/03/11) J.J. Flournoy at Austin Peay (10/06/90) Jamin Godfrey vs. Jackson State (9/14/13) Eric Benson, Austin Peay (10/18/08) Joey Hudak, vs. Jackson State (11/22/01) Jamin Godfrey vs. Bethune-Cookman (9/1/13) Lane Clark vs. Eastern Illinois (10/17/15)

5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3

1. 2. 4. 5.

Jamin Godfrey, 2013 Jamin Godfrey, 2012 Jamin Godfrey, 2011 Eric Benson, 2008 Larry Watkins, 1979

18 16 16 14 13

Career FG’s Made

Career PAT’s Made 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

91 52 49 39 38

Single Season FG’s Made

Single Season PAT’s Made 1. 2. 3. 4. 6.

Jamin Godfrey, 2010-2013 Eric Benson, 2005-08 Joey Hudak, 2001-04 Seth Goodowens,1999-00 Larry Watkins, 1978-81

Single Game FG’s Made

Single Game PAT’s Made 1. 2. 3. 4.

29 24 24 19 18

Career FG Attempts

Career PAT Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Jamin Godfrey, 2013 Jamin Godfrey, 2011 Seth Goodowens, 1999 Eric Benson, 2008 Larry Watkins, 1979

5 5 4 3

1. 2. 3. 4.

Jamin Godfrey, 2010-2013 Eric Benson, 2005-08 Joey Hudak, 2001-04 Larry Watkins, 1978-81

59 28 26 25

Longest FG Made 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 8.

Seth Goodowens vs. Jackson State, 1999 Jamin Godfrey at Eastern Illinois (11/05/11) Jamin Godfrey at Jacksonville State (10/12/13) Lane Clark vs. Eastern Illinois (10/17/15) Jamin Godfrey at Eastern Kentucky (10/22/11) Jamin Godfrey at Murray State (09/17/11) Lane Clark vs. Austin Peay (10/31/15) Jamin Godfrey vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (9/29/12) Jamin Godfrey vs. Eastern Kentucky (10/6/12) Jamin Godfrey vs. Eastern Kentucky (10/6/12) Lane Clark vs. Jacksonville State (10/11/14)

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RECORDS - PUNTING & RETURNS

Most Punts in a Game 1. 2.

Joey Hudak, Eastern Kentucky (11/15/03) Taylor Cisneros at Eastern Kentucky (10/20/07) Matt Moseley, at Murray State (09/17/11) Leon Holderhead at Eastern Kentucky (11/02/13) Leon Holderhead vs Tennessee Tech (9/20/14)

10 9 9 9 9

Most Punts in a Season 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Terence Harris, 1987 Taylor Cisneros, 2009 Joey Hudak, 2004 Leon Holderhead, 2013 Van Overton, 1988 Leon Holderhead, 2014 Colin Godfrey, 1991 David Hood, 1985 Clifford Green, 1994 Joey Hudak, 2003

80 76 73 73 69 65 63 62 59 59

Most Punts in a Career 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Taylor Cisneros, 2007-2010 Joey Hudak, 2001-04 Clifford Green, 1993-96 Colin Godfrey, 1989-1992 Ashley Johnson, 1997-2000 Greg Swinney, 1976-79 Leon Holderhead, 2013-14 Thomas Headen, 1979-82

Ashley Johnson vs. Tennessee Tech (11/8/97) Matt Moseley at Eastern Kentucky (10/22/11) Ashley Johnson at Western Kentucky (10/23/99) Matt Moseley at Murray State (09/17/11) Colin Godfrey vs. Tennessee Tech (11/3/90) Clifford Green at Austin Peay (10/21/95) Van Overton (1988) Taylor Cisneros, Eastern Illinois (11/08/08) Taylor Cisneros, at UT Martin (10/04/08) Matt Moseley, at Eastern Illinois (11/05/11) Taylor Cisneros vs. Eastern Illinois (11/8/08) Taylor Cisneros at UT Martin (10/4/08)

230 225 215 213 184 144 138 131

74 73 70 69 69 66 66 62 62 62 62 62

Highest Punting Average in a Game 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Leon Holderhead vs. Southeast Mo. (10/05/13) Matt Moseley, at Eastern Kentucky (10/22/11) Leon Holderhead vs. Jax State (10/11/14) Taylor Cisneros at Southeast Mo. (10/9/10) Joey Hudak, at Samford (10/25/03) Taylor Cisneros at Southern (9/19/09) Joey Hudak at Murray State (11/22/03) Joey Hudak, Jacksonville State (10/18/03)

1. 2. 3. 4.

Colin Godfrey, 1989-92 Taylor Cisneros, 2007-10 Clifford Green, 1993-96 Ashley Johnson, 1997-2000

9,012 8,776 7,772 7,145

Most Kickoff Returns in a Game 1. Carlos Wright, at Tenn. Tech (11/10/01) Maurice Young vs. Eastern Kentucky (11/19/05) Travis James vs. Tennessee Tech (10/15/11)

6 6 6

Most Kickoff Returns in a Season 1. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Patrick Jenkins, 2002 Craig Hodge, 1987 Anthony Owens, 1990 Marcus Dowdell, 1991 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, 2007 Herman Hunter, 1983

52.3 50.8 47.7 46.0 45.7 44.8 44.7 44.5

1. Herman Hunter, 1981-84 2. Carlos Wright, (72-1501), 2000-03 3. Patrick Jenkins (65-1359), 1999-02

38 38 36 35 33 29

99 72 65

Most Kickoff Returns Yards in a Game 1. 2. 3. 4.

Herman Hunter vs. Mississippi Valley St. (11/13/82) 262 Darion Hall vs Eastern Kentucky (11/1/14) 174 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie vs. UT Martin (11/17/07) 171 JaJuan Spillman at Alabama A&M (08/03/08) 144

Most Kickoff Returns Yards in a Season 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Avion Black, 1999 Marcus Dowdell, 1991 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, 2007 Patrick Jenkins, 2002 Craig Hodge, 1987 Anthony Owens, 1990 Herman Hunter, 1983

1. 2. 3. 4.

Darrell Williams, 1994 De’Ante Saunders, 2013 Jarrick Hillery, 1998 Herman Hunter, 1984

40 33 32 31

Most Punt Return Yards in a Season

Most Kickoff Returns in a Career

Longest Punt 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 8.

Most Punt Returns in a Season

Most Punting Yards in a Career

958 915 806 797 750 717 703

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

Noland Smith, 1966 Darrell Williams, 1994 Craig Hodge, 1987 Jarrick Hillery, 1998 Patrick Jenkins, 1999 Ben Robinson, 1986 Herman Hunter, 1983 Herman Hunter, 1984 Chris Johnson, 2007

572 445 398 382 311 285 275 258 240

Most Punt Return Yards in a Career 1. Noland Smith, 1963-66 2. Carlos Wright (67-767), 2000-03 3. Patrick Jenkins (80-688), 1999-02

1,933 767 688

Longest Punt Return in a Game 1. Crow Carter vs. West Virginia State, 1951 94 2. Weldon Garlington vs. Southeast Missouri St. (10/08/11) 91 3. Chris Johnson vs. Murray State (11/03/07) 77

Punt Return Average in a Career 1. Noland Smith, 1963-66

19.3

Punt Return Touchdowns in a Season 1. Noland Smith, 1966

4

Punt Return Touchdowns in a Career 1. Noland Smith, 1963-66

9

Most Kickoff Returns Yards in a Career 1. Herman Hunter, 1981-84 2. Carlos Wright, 2000-03

2,285 1,501

Highest Kickoff Return Average in a Career

1. Tyrone Butterfield, 1997-98 2. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, 2004-07 3. Julius Hull, 1999-00

26.5 24.3 21.29

Longest Kickoff Return in a Game

At Southeast Missouri State on Oct. 13th, 2012, Trabis Ward ran for 267 yards and four touchdowns while carrying the ball a school record 43 times.

T1. 100, Five Players ( Avion Black had two in 1999) Last, Darion Hall vs. Eastern Kentucky (11/1/14)

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RECORDS - DEFENSE Interceptions in a Game

Single Season Interception Return Yards

1. Donald Pinson, vs. Southwestern La. (11/12/70) 5 2. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie vs. Murray State (9/6/06) 3 Justin Williams vs. Eastern Kentucky (11/19/05) 3

Interceptions in a Season 1. 2. 5. Dominique-Rodgers Cromartie starred at both foot9. ball and track while at TSU, and his athleticism helped him pick off 11 passes, which stands third all-time.

Craig Gilliam, 1966 Daniel Fitzpatrick, 2013 Brent Alexander, 1993 Roger Robinson, 1984 Steven Godbolt III, 2012 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, 2006 Roger Holmes, 1985 Carl McAfee, 1984 De’Ante Saunders, 2014 Justin Williams, 2005 Deon Giddens, 2002 Darrell Hinton, 1996 Randy Fuller, 1990

14 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5

Interceptions in a Career 1. 2. 3. 6. 8. Current head football coach Rod Reed is also TSU’s career leader in tackles with an astounding 406 from 1985-88.

Granville Lyons, 1971-74 Craig Gilliam, 1966 Daniel Fitzpatrick, 2011-14 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, 2004-07 Roger Robinson, 1983-1984 Justin Williams, 2002-05 Darrell Hinton, 1995-1998 Deon Giddens, 2002-2003 Roger Holmes, 1985-1987 Steven Godbolt III, 2011-2013

19 14 11 11 11 10 10 9 9 9

Longest Interception Returns 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7.

Dave Coleman vs. Grambling State (11/6/79) 97 Garr Holland (1999) 93 Sidney Tarver, Tennessee Tech (10/13/09) 89 Danny Taylor at Grambling State (10/11/86) 89 Ahmed Safeullah vs. Prairie View A&M (9/7/02) 85 Marquez Hall, Eastern Illinois, (10/27/07) 78 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Murray State, (11/03/07) 71 De’Ante Saunders vs. Jackson State (9/14/2013) 71

Interception Return Yards in a Game

A recent graduate in 2011, Rico Council manned the middle linebacker spot for four seasons, placing him third in school history with 296 stops.

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1. Justin Williams, Eastern Kentucky, (11/19/05) 98 2. Dave Coleman vs. Grambling State (11/6/79) 97 3. James Johnson vs. Alabama A&M (9/15/73) 95 Fay Mitchell vs. Prairie View State (10/56) 95 5. Garr Holland (1999) 93 6. Sidney Tarver, Tennessee Tech (10/13/09) 89 Danny Taylor at Grambling State (10/11/86) 89 8. Ahmed Safeullah vs. Prairie View A&M (9/7/02) 85 9. Marquez Hall, Eastern Illinois, (10/27/07) 78 10. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Murray State, (11/03/07) 71

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1. 2. 3. 5. 6.

Roger Robinson, 1984 Justin Williams, 2005 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, 2007 Daniel Fitzpatrick, 2013 Mark McCutcheon, 1990 Brent Alexander, 1993

176 165 140 140 139 121

Career Interception Return Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, 2004-07 Justin Williams, 2002-05 Roger Robinson, 1984 Ahmed Safeullah, 2002-03 Daniel Fitzpatrick, 2011-14 Mark McCutcheon, 1990 Brent Alexander, 1993

281 250 176 145 140 139 121

Tackles in a Game 1. 2. 5. 8.

Kalvin Baker vs. UT Martin, (11/17/07) Nick Thrasher vs Eastern Kentucky (11/1/14) James Dumervill, at Samford (10/25/03) Wesley Holmes at UT Martin, (09/17/05) Nick Thrasher at Southeast Mo. (10/4/14) Nick Thrasher at Jacksonville State (10/20/12) Kalvin Baker vs. Eastern Illinois (10/27/07) Rico Council at Southeast Missouri State (10/9/10)

18 17 17 17 16 16 16 15

Tackles in a Season 1. Rod Reed, 1987 2. Michael Hegman, 1974 3. Elliot Pilton, 1991 4. Simon Shanks, 1989 5. Fred Robinson, 1987 6. Nick Thrasher, 2014 7. James Derico, 1984 8. Ryan Falker, 1995 9. Rod Reed, 1986 10. Jermaine Beal, 2002 Lee Smith Jr., 1987 Nick Thrasher, 2013

197 158 152 141 132 128 115 113 111 110 110 110

Tackles in a Career 1. Roderick Reed, 1985-88 2. Nick Thrasher, 2011-14 3. Randy Fuller, 1990-93 4. Rico Council, 2008-11 5. Brent Alexander, 1991-93 6. Simon Shanks, 1989-90 7. Elliot Pilton, 1990-91 8. Lee Smith, 1987-90 9. Eugene Clifford, 2008-10 10. Almonte Duncan, 2003-06

406 358 308 293 283 246 210 206 204 196


RECORDS DEFENSE CONT. Solo Tackles in a Season Sacks in a Season 1. Elliot Pilton, 1991 2. Simon Shanks, 1989 3 Ryan Falker, 1995 Simon Shanks, 1990 5. Sheldrick Hawkins, 1991 6. Darrell Williams, 1994 Rod Reed, 1987 8. Randy Fuller, 1991 9. Chuck Price, 1989 10. Rod Reed, 1988 Nick Thrasher 2013

119 107 82 82 78 77 77 71 70 69 69

1. Joe “Turkey” Jones, 1968 2. Richard Dent, 1982 3. Mike Robinson, 1985 4. Paul Thomas, 2003 Lamar Carter, 1996 Anthony Pleasant, 1988 Onzy Elam, 1986 Ed “Too Tall” Jones, 1978 9. Gabe Terry, 2014 10. Alex Carter, 1984

19.0 14.0 13.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 12.0 11.5 10.0

Sacks in a Career Tackles For Loss in a Game 1. 2. 3.

Eric Joyce, vs. Florida A&M, (09/22/01) Jermaine Beal, Alabama A&M (09/01/01) Larry Williford at Murray State (11/22/08) Shaun Richardson at Austin Peay (9/15/07)

5.0 4.5 4.0 4.0

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Richard Dent, 1979-82 Cleveland Elam, 1971-74 Lamar Carter, 1996-99 Ed “Too Tall” Jones, 1970-73 Claude Humphrey, 1964-67 Joe “Turkey” Jones, 1967-69

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Tackles For Loss in a Season 1. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8.

Jermaine Beale, 2001 Lamar Carter, 1996 Paul Thompson, 2003 Jermaine Beale, 2002 Lamar Carter, 1999 Larry Floyd, 1999 Michael Holcey, 1994 Shaun Richardson, 2007 Brent Sterling, 1999 Anthony Bass, 2013

21.0 21.0 20.0 18.0 18.0 16.5 16.0 14.5 14.5 14.5

Tackles For Loss in a Career 1. Danny Roberson,1999-01 2. Paul Thomas, 2003-04 3. Jermaine Beale, 1999-01

One of the most iconic TSU football players of alltime, Ed “Too Tall” Jones recorded an even 40 sacks which puts him fourth in the record book.

37.5 34 31

Sacks in a Game 1. 2. 3. 4.

Joe “Turkey” Jones, vs. Kentucky State (09/03/68) Walter Reese, vs. Howard, (10/06/01) Lamar Carter, vs. Eastern Kentucky (10/30/99) Ebenezer Ogondeko vs. Murray State (11/17/15) Gabe Terry at Murray State (11/22/15) Detorrius Shipley at Murray State (11/22/15) Gabe Terry vs. Florida A&M (9/27/15) Kellen Woodard, vs. Florida A&M, (09/27/08) Maurice Davis vs. SE Missouri State (11/11/06)

7.0 4.0 3.5 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0

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RECORDS - TEAM

1998 Ohio Valley Conference Champions Total Offense - Game

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)

Passes Defended

Fewest Passes Completed: 0, vs. Morris Brown (10/3/64)

Rushing

Lowest Percentage Completed (Min. 10 atts.): 14.3%, (2-14), vs. Middle Tennessee State (9/3/88)

Passing

Fewest Yards: 0, vs. Morris Brown (10/3/64)

Most Yards: 410, vs. UT Martin (11/5/77)

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

Most Points: 98, vs. Mississippi Industrial, 1935 Most Points, Both Teams: 104, TSU 63 vs. Mississippi Valley State 41 (11/13/82) Greatest Margin of Victory: 98, vs. Mississippi Industrial, 1935

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Greatest Margin of Defeat: 50, at Tennessee Tech, (11/10/2001)

Most Passes Intercepted: 8, vs. Southwestern Louisiana (12/12/70)

First Downs

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)

Fumbles

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)

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Most Touchdowns: 63 (1984) Fewest Yards Per Game: 222.8 (1952) Lowest Average Per Play: 3.97 (1975) Fewest Yards: 2,067 (1957) Fewest Touchdowns: 13 (1962)

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: 475 (2014) Most Passes Completed: 257 (2014) 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: 4 (2013)


RECORDS - TEAM Scoring

Kickoff Returns

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)

Fumbles

Most Points: 450 (1984) Most Points Per Game: 40.9 (1984) Most Touchdowns: 63 (1984) Most PAT Made: 53 (1984) Most Field Goals Made: 18 (2003)

Punting

Most Punts: 82 (1986) Fewest Punts: 20 (1964) Highest Average Per Punt: 45.1 (1990)

Team—Single Season Defense Total Defense Fewest Yards: 1,046 (1957) Fewest Touchdowns: 6 (1957) Most Yards: 4,870 (2011)

Punt Returns

Most Punt Returns: 43 (1986) Fewest Punt Returns: 10 (2011) Most Yards: 568 (1973) Fewest Yards: 83 (1988)

Most Fumbles: 44 (1978) Most Fumbles Lost: 25 (1978) Fewest Fumbles: 10 (1987) Fewest Fumbles Lost: 2 (1987)

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: 59.2% (2011) Most Yards: 2,904 (2011) Most Yards Per Attempt: 7.8 (1995) Most Yards Per Completion: 21.05 (1953)

Penalties (Since 1977)

Scoring

Most Penalties: 162 (1981) Most Yards Penalized: 1,536 (1981) Fewest Penalties: 73 (1987) Fewest Yards Penalized: 587 (2011)

Fewest Points: 40 (1957) Fewest Points Per Game: 6.4 (1956) Most Points: 303 (2005) Most Points Per Game: 27.5 (2005)

Rushing Defense

First Downs (Since 1971)

Most Kickoff Returns: 65 (2011) Fewest Kickoff Returns: 16 (1974) Most Yards: 1,256 (1999) Fewest Yards: 305 (1974)

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)

Passing Defense

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 Yds Per Completion: 10.74 (1970)

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)

Fumbles (Since 1977)

Most Fumbles Caused: 41 (1983) Most Fumbles Recovered: 22 (1977) Fewest Fumbles Caused: 10 (2014) Fewest Fumbles Recovered: 9, twice (2014)

The 1957 Tigers with six games played are statistically known as the best defense in TSU history. The team gave up the fewest total yards (1,046), touchdowns (6) and passing yards in a season

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YEAR-BY-YEAR LEADERS TOTAL OFFENSE Year Name 1952 Roy Kimble (HB) 1953 Fred Valentine (QB) 1954 Fred Valentine (QB) 1955 Robert Crawford (QB) 1956 Jesse Wilburn (HB) 1957 Jesse Wilburn (HB) 1958 Wilbur Suesberry (QB) 1959 Henry Arnold (HB) 1960 Henry Arnold (HB) 1961 Henry Arnold (HB) 1962 Charlie Powell (QB) Stanley Randle (RB) 1963 David Boone (QB) 1964 Eldridge Dickey (QB) 1965 Eldridge Dickey (QB) 1966 Eldridge Dickey (QB) 1967 Eldridge Dickey (QB) 1968 Bob Shannon (QB) 1969 Joe Gilliam, Jr. (QB) 1970 Joe Gilliam, Jr. (QB) 1971 Joe Gilliam, Jr. (QB) 1972 Kenneth Pettiford (QB) 1973 Kenneth Pettiford (QB) 1974 Lonnie Stewart (QB) 1975 Austin Thompson (QB) 1976 Austin Thompson (QB) 1977 Joe Adams (QB) 1978 Joe Adams (QB) 1979 Joe Adams (QB) 1980 Joe Adams (QB) 1981 Brian Ransom (QB) 1982 Kenneth Biggles (QB) 1983 Kenneth Biggles (QB) 1984 Kenneth Biggles (QB) 1985 Gilbert Renfroe (QB) 1986 Stacy Grear (QB) 1987 Stacy Grear (QB) 1988 Chauncey Hines (QB) 1989 Chauncey Hines (QB) 1990 James Wade (QB) 1991 James Wade (QB) 1992 James Wade (QB) 1993 Daryl Williams (QB) 1994 Daryl Williams (QB) 1995 Daryl Williams (QB) 1996 Todd Valentine (QB) 1997 Leon Murray (QB) 1998 Leon Murray (QB) 1999 Leon Murray (QB) 2000 Kenton Evans (QB) 2001 Shannon Harris (QB) 2002 Dwayne Buchanan (QB) 2003 Charles Anthony (RB) 2004 Charles Anthony (RB) 2005 Richard Hartman (QB) 2006 Antonio Heffner (QB) 2007 Antonio Heffner (QB) 2008 Antonio Heffner (QB) 2009 Calvin McNairl (QB)

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Plays 51 70 143 65 110 67 123 130 89 71 55 64 274 105 239 146 292 230 153 235 331 281 308 229 124 275 178 334 382 362 426 278 274 296 466 365 249 302 303 337 243 424 338 353 285 390 331 411 249 300 445 187 324 306 247 278 265 365 272

Rush. Pass. Total Yds. Yds. Yds. 361 145 606 15 575 590 30 1,279 1,309 0 410 410 688 193 881 421 45 466 -8 777 769 696 0 696 477 0 477 421 0 421 123 127 250 250 0 250 199 1,226 1,425 181 1,133 1,238 61 1,837 1,899 46 1,812 1,858 68 1,654 1,722 -25 1,284 1,259 -31 1,220 1,189 -96 1,530 1,434 34 2,116 2,150 -86 1,748 1,662 -138 1,762 1,624 -162 1,377 1,215 -109 649 540 -66 1,729 1,663 -113 1,001 888 -230 2,328 2,098 -238 2,476 2,238 -96 2,848 2,752 -209 3,182 2,973 25 2,001 2,026 -29 1,798 1,769 -1 2,242 2,241 36 2,492 2,528 -58 1,925 1,867 -88 1,316 1,228 279 1,096 1,375 202 1,301 1,503 -99 2,052 1,953 -110 2,020 1,910 60 2,541 2,601 319 1,813 2,132 214 1,531 1,745 8 1,441 1,449 -94 2,080 1,986 -67 2,207 2,140 54 3,002 3,056 64 1,998 2,062 -36 1,952 1,916 129 3,008 3,137 73 842 915 1,708 0 1,708 1,739 0 1,739 -116 1293 1,177 172 1668 1,840 337 1486 1,823 503 2239 2,742 628 920 1,548

2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Jeremy Perry (QB) Michael German (QB) Michael German (QB) Ronald Butler (QB) Michael German (QB) O’Shay Ackerman-Carter (QB)

RUSHING Year Name 1952 Willie Carter 1953 Roy Kimble 1954 Lee Derrick 1955 Jesse Wilburn 1956 Jesse Wilburn 1957 Jesse Wilburn 1958 Andrew Earthman 1959 Henry Arnold 1960 Henry Arnold 1961 Henry Arnold 1962 Stanley Randle 1963 Eugene Bowen 1964 Eugene Bowen 1965 Bill Tucker 1966 Eugene Bowen 1967 Wayne Reese 1968 Wayne Reese 1969 Wayne Reese 1970 Alfred Reese 1971 Fred Lane 1972 Alfred Reese 1973 Nathaniel Jackson 1974 Nathaniel Simpson 1975 Nathaniel Simpson 1976 Lawrence Barnes 1977 Ralph Carnahan 1978 Larry Kinnebrew 1979 Aaron Jones 1980 Henry Foster 1981 Morris Harris 1982 Larry Kinnebrew 1983 Mickey Avery 1984 Marlon Johnson 1985 Marlon Johnson 1986 Steve Griffin 1987 Melvin Waters 1988 Melvin Waters 1989 Tim Cross 1990 Tim Cross 1991 Chad McCollam 1992 Darron Davis 1993 Darron Davis 1994 Darron Davis 1995 Jarrick Hillery 1996 Lamarr Wallace 1997 Calvin Davenport 1998 DeJuan Marshall 1999 Amariah Robb 2000 Amariah Robb 2001 Charles Anthony 2002 Charles Anthony 2003 Charles Anthony

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19 71 40 103 1 23

1,469 1,899 2,751 1,405 2,846 1,279

Carries Yards Avg. 71 462 6.5 59 510 8.6 96 827 8.6 57 347 6.1 101 688 6.8 61 421 6.9 59 215 3.6 129 696 5.4 89 477 5.4 71 421 5.9 64 250 3.9 67 316 4.7 83 398 4.8 130 536 4.1 107 443 4.1 127 507 4.0 106 420 4.0 113 549 4.9 64 340 5.3 80 493 6.2 143 802 5.6 144 652 4.5 111 549 4.9 115 495 4.3 129 596 4.6 69 384 5.6 83 529 6.4 122 539 4.4 95 437 4.6 121 644 5.3 159 619 3.9 85 479 5.6 109 536 4.9 123 543 4.4 115 437 3.8 54 278 5.1 109 465 4.3 84 423 5.0 85 364 4.3 93 328 3.5 184 839 4.6 142 772 5.4 234 1,101 4.7 163 644 4.0 62 400 6.5 151 793 5.3 113 691 6.1 117 701 6.0 97 447 4.6 132 812 5.5 150 882 5.9 322 1,708 4.7

1,488 1,970 2,791 1,508 2,847 1,302 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 1 2 9 7 7 5 5 8 2 2 3 4 10 13


YEAR-BY-YEAR LEADERS 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Charles Anthony Javarris Williams Javarris Williams Javarris Williams Javarris Williams Calvin McNairl Dante’ Thomas Trabis Ward Travis Ward Tim Broughton Tom Smith Telvin Hooks

PASSING Year Name 1952 Clarence Thomas Bush 1953 Fred Valentine 1954 Fred Valentine 1955 Robert Crawford 1956 Robert Crawford 1957 Wilbur Suesberry 1958 Wilbur Suesberry 1959 Gloria Gardner 1960 Eugene Stewart 1961 Eugene Stewart 1962 Charles Powell 1963 David Boone 1964 Eldridge Dickey 1965 Eldridge Dickey 1966 Eldridge Dickey 1967 Eldridge Dickey 1968 Bob Shannon 1969 Joe Gilliam, Jr. 1970 Joe Gilliam, Jr. 1971 Joe Gilliam, Jr. 1972 Kenneth Pettiford 1973 Kenneth Pettiford 1974 Lonnie Stewart 1975 Austin Thompson 1976 Austin Thompson 1977 Joe Adams 1978 Joe Adams 1979 Joe Adams 1980 Joe Adams 1981 Brian Ransom 1982 Kenneth Biggles 1983 Kenneth Biggles 1984 Kenneth Biggles 1985 Gilbert Renfroe 1986 Stacy Grear 1987 Stacy Grear 1988 Chauncey Hines 1989 Chauncey Hines 1990 James Wade 1991 James Wade 1992 James Wade 1993 Daryl Williams 1994 Daryl Williams 1995 Daryl Williams 1996 Todd Valentine 1997 Leon Murray

306 202 245 195 207 125 155 193 309 237 86 109

1,739 872 1233 1187 1037 628 793 978 1,422 1,234 385 424

Att. Cmp. 94 47 50 26 132 59 63 26 101 45 29 13 92 45 82 36 85 38 30 15 11 6 184 83 160 79 217 121 210 106 193 109 230 97 136 60 206 88 282 143 236 117 259 146 189 102 107 51 226 121 146 74 278 152 343 178 333 200 374 221 235 122 221 121 258 157 395 188 290 149 206 102 208 75 205 78 247 126 243 132 308 163 249 143 251 122 237 128 316 160 269 144

5.7 4.3 5.0 6.1 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.1 4.6 4.8 4.5 3.9

14 4 11 12 15 6 6 11 15 8 6 4

Int. Pct. Yards TD 5 50.0 608 5 6 52.0 575 8 8 43.9 1,279 14 6 41.9 410 8 9 44.6 709 10 3 44.8 282 2 9 48.9 777 6 3 43.9 570 4 6 44.7 534 6 2 50.0 247 2 3 54.5 138 1 14 45.1 1,226 5 8 49.4 1,133 12 22 55.8 1,837 18 18 50.5 1,812 25 11 56.5 1,741 12 15 42.2 1,284 11 7 44.1 1,220 10 13 42.7 1,530 15 13 50.7 2,116 25 20 49.6 1,748 22 19 56.4 1,762 25 15 54.0 1,377 17 15 47.7 649 5 17 53.5 1,729 12 12 50.7 1,001 6 16 54.7 2,328 13 17 51.9 2,476 26 21 60.1 2,848 30 18 59.1 3,182 22 13 51.9 2,001 20 10 54.8 1,798 13 7 60.9 2,242 24 12 47.6 2,492 15 13 51.4 1,925 19 11 49.5 1,316 10 6 37.0 1,096 4 16 38.0 1,301 9 12 51.0 2,052 16 11 54.3 2,020 15 12 52.9 2,541 10 13 57.4 1,813 14 13 48.6 1,531 10 11 54.0 1,441 9 11 50.6 2,080 17 14 53.5 2,207 16

1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Leon Murray Leon Murray Kenton Evans Shannon Harris Riley Walker Bryson Rosser Bryson Rosser Richard Hartman Antonio Heffner Antonio Heffner Antonio Heffner Calvin McNairl Jeremy Perry Michael German Michael German Ronald Butler Michael German O’Shay Ackerman-Carter

RECEPTIONS Year Name 1952 Floyd Johnson 1953 William Reed 1954 Leon Jamison 1955 Napoleon Holmes 1956 Donald Taylor 1957 Leon Jamison 1958 Donald Taylor 1959 Aubrey Winston 1960 Charles Ferguson 1961 Edmond Francois 1962 Maurice McDonald 1963 Willie Mitchell 1964 Johnnie Robinson 1965 Johnnie Robinson 1966 Johnnie Robinson 1967 Leo Johnson 1968 Joe Cooper 1969 Joe Scales 1970 David Davis 1971 James Thaxton 1972 John Holland Ollie Smith 1973 John Holland 1974 James Matthews 1975 Loaird McCreary 1976 Jerrold McRae 1977 Jerrold McRae 1978 John Smith 1979 Mike Jones 1980 Mike Jones 1981 Mike Jones 1982 Mike Jones 1983 Golden Tate 1984 Barry Collins 1985 Quinton Johnson 1986 Steve Holloway 1987 Frank Pillow 1988 Alvin Griffin 1989 Anthony Owens 1990 Patrick Robinson

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353 219 255 382 89 194 209 204 199 171 249 147 244 250 358 230 397 190

183 132 125 211 45 97 101 117 109 96 149 78 131 140 215 135 216 110

No. 25 18 24 13 18 8 18 17 14 7 6 28 23 32 40 51 41 21 35 37 26 26 53 31 27 30 29 45 46 55 49 47 63 59 22 32 37 17 22 39

12 3 12 6 5 6 6 8 11 9 12 8 6 7 10 4 15 5

51.8 60.3 49.0 55.2 50.6 50.0 48.3 57.4 54.8 56.1 59.8 53.1 53.7 56.0 60.1 58.7 54.4 57.9

Yards 285 284 580 177 460 188 343 222 223 115 90 478 432 630 640 716 579 366 767 641 419 446 739 490 400 432 485 770 786 934 872 979 1,307 908 329 400 597 251 457 714

3,002 1,998 1,952 3,008 899 1,458 1,219 1,293 1,668 1,486 2,239 920 1,469 1,899 2,751 1,405 2,846 1,279

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 16.1 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

22 18 19 26 6 18 10 4 9 10 15 8 9 12 15 13 22 11 TD 1 5 9 2 2 2 1 2 4 1 0 1 4 8 6 3 5 1 8 7 5 4 11 4 4 4 7 4 8 13 6 15 13 12 4 4 4 0 6 8

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YEAR-BY-YEAR LEADERS RECEPTIONS - CONTINUED Year Name 1991 Patrick Robinson 1992 Charles Hunter 1993 Lawrence Segree 1994 Clarence Jones Lawrence Segree 1995 Jerome Hurd, II 1996 Juan Hall 1997 Tyrone Butterfield 1998 Tyrone Butterfield 1999 Corey Sullivan 2000 C.J. Johnson 2001 C.J. Johnson 2002 C.J. Johnson 2003 C.J. Johnson 2004 Charles Anthony 2005 Gerald Morrow 2006 Mike Mason 2007 Chris Johnson 2008 Chris Johnson Brandon Belvin 2009 Joseph Hills 2010 Joseph Hills 2011 Devin Wilson 2012 Travis James 2013 Ryan Mitchell 2014 Weldon Garlington 2015 Patrick Smith RECEIVING YARDS Year Name 1952 Floyd Johnson 1953 William Reed 1954 Leon Jamison 1955 Donald Taylor 1956 Donald Taylor 1957 Leon Jamison 1958 Donald Taylor 1959 Aubrey Winston 1960 Charles Ferguson 1961 Edmond Francois 1962 Maurice McDonald 1963 Willie Mitchell 1964 Johnnie Robinson 1965 Johnnie Robinson 1966 John Robinson 1967 Leo Johnson 1968 Joe Cooper 1969 Joe Scales 1970 David Davis 1971 James Thaxton 1972 Ollie Smith 1973 John Holland 1974 James Matthews 1975 Loaird McCreary 1976 Rodney Parker 1977 Jerrold McRae 1978 John Smith 1979 Mike Jones 1980 Mike Jones

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No. 49 54 65 54 54 53 72 59 72 62 42 50 45 57 39 40 31 41 44 44 39 40 48 55 35 58 54 No. 25 18 26 9 18 8 18 17 14 7 6 28 23 32 40 51 40 21 35 37 26 53 31 27 25 29 45 46 55

Yards 782 855 870 752 707 644 1,021 1,053 1,129 853 853 910 1,034 1,106 318 482 322 740 779 684 538 462 586 730 632 879 996

Avg. 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 13.8 11.6 12.2 13.3 18.1 15.2 18.4

TD 6 3 5 7 7 6 5 7 11 6 7 5 9 11 4 1 0 4 3 8 3 4 2 3 7 7 10

Yards 285 284 580 203 460 188 343 222 223 115 90 478 432 630 640 716 569 366 767 641 446 739 490 400 552 485 770 786 934

Avg. 11.4 15.8 22.3 22.6 25.6 23.5 19.1 13.1 15.9 16.4 15.0 17.1 18.8 19.7 16.0 14.0 14.2 17.4 21.9 17.3 17.2 13.9 15.8 14.8 22.1 16.7 17.1 17.0 17.0

TD 1 5 9 2 2 2 1 2 4 1 0 1 4 8 6 3 5 1 8 7 4 11 4 4 5 7 4 8 13

RECEIVING YARDS - CONTINUED Year Name 1981 Mike Jones 1982 Mike Jones 1983 Golden Tate 1984 Barry Collins 1985 Quinton Johnson 1986 Bart Evans 1987 Frank Pillow 1988 Alvin Griffin 1989 Anthony Owens 1990 Patrick Robinson 1991 Patrick Robinson 1992 Charles Hunter 1993 Lawrence Segree 1994 Clarence Jones 1995 Jerome Hurd, II 1996 Juan Hall 1997 Tyrone Butterfield 1998 Tyrone Butterfield 1999 Avion Black 2000 C.J. Johnson 2001 C.J. Johnson 2002 C.J. Johnson 2003 CJ. Johnson 2004 Fred Burnette 2005 Fred Burnette 2006 Chris Johnson 2007 Chris Johnson 2008 Chris Johnson 2009 Joseph Hills 2010 Joseph Hills 2011 Calvin McNairl 2012 A.C. Leonard 2013 Ryan Mitchell 2014 Weldon Garlington 2015 Patrick Smith

No. 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 39 40 41 51 35 58 54

Yards 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 1,106 624 503 410 740 779 538 462 735 733 632 879 996

Avg. 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 13.8 11.6 17.9 14.4 18.1 15.2 18.4

TD 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 3 4 7 6 7 7 10

SCORING Year Name TD PAT CV FG PTS 1952 Roy Kimble 5 30 Matthew Maiden 5 30 1953 Roy Kimble 9 54 1954 Leon Jamison 9 54 1955 Fay Mitchell 7 42 1956 Fay Mitchell 17 102 1957 Wilbur Suesberry 4 7/15 31 1958 Wilbur Suesberry 4 6/7 30 1959 Henry Arnold 9 54 1960 Henry Arnold 8 48 1961 Henry Arnold 5 30 1962 John Kenney 2 2 16 1963 Charlie Powell 5 30 1964 Eugene Bowens 8 2 52 1965 Johnnie Robinson 8 1 50 1966 Nolan Smith 12 72 1967 Wayne Reese 10 60 1968 Albert Davis 6 36 1969 Jacob Mayes 13 78 1970 Alfred Reese 9 40/48 6/9 112 1971 Alfred Reese 7 17/24 0/1 59

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YEAR-BY-YEAR LEADERS SCORING - CONTINUED Year Name TD PAT CV FG PTS 1972 Alfred Reese 11 34/38 4/7 112 1973 Larry Dorsey 13 78 1974 James Matthews 4 31/34 7/9 76 1975 Nathaniel Simpson 5 30 1976 Nathaniel Simpson 6 36 1977 Jerrold McRae 7 42 1978 Larry Watkins 21/28 8/10 45 1979 Larry Watkins 34/40 13/18 73 1980 Mike Jones 13 78 1981 Jackie Coffee 9 54 1982 Mike Jones 15 90 1983 Herman Hunter 13 78 Golden Tate 13 78 1984 Barry Collins 12 1 74 1985 David Hood 20/- 8/- 44 1986 Quinton Crawford 6 1 34 1987 André Sherrill 22/24 6/8 40 1988 Melvin Waters 6 36 1989 Anthony Owens 6 42 1990 J.J. Flournoy 30/32 10/11 60 1991 Patrick Robinson 6 36 1992 Darron Davis 9 1 56 1993 Darron Davis 7 42 1994 Darron Davis 8 48 1995 Jerome Hurd 6 36 1996 Lamarr Wallace 7 42 1997 Calvin Davenport 9 54 1998 Tyrone Butterfield 11 66 1999 Donell Brantley 13 78 2000 Julius Hull 8 48 2001 Joey Hudak 42/48 10/15 72 2002 Charles Anthony 11 2/2 70 2003 Charles Anthony 15 1/2 92 2004 Charles Anthony 16 0-1 96 2005 Eric Benson 12/13 6/8 30 2006 Javarris Williams 12 72 2007 Javarris Williams 12 72 2008 Javarris Williams 16 96 2009 Calvin McNairl 6 36 2010 Jamin Godfrey 21/24 9/18 48 2011 Jamin Godfrey 37/39 16/24 85 2012 Trabis Ward 15 90 2013 Jamin Godfrey 43/45 18/29 97 2014 Lane Clark 26/28 8/15 50 2015 Patrick Smith 10 60 PUNT RETURN Year Name 1966 Noland Smith 1999 Avion Black 2000 Carlos Wright 2002 Patrick Jenkins 2003 Jarrett Morrow 2004 Jarrett Morrow 2005 Gerald Morrow 2006 Jarrett Morrow 2007 Chris Johnson 2008 Chris Johnson 2009 Eugene Clifford

TD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

AVG ATT YDS 19 27 513 12.1 9 109 13.8 16 220 13.8 5 69 19.4 5 97 8.8 25 219 7.8 15 177 7.6 11 84 12.0 20 240 13.3 7 93 5.8 13 75

PUNT RETURN - CONTINUED Year Name 2010 Ryan Berry 2011 Weldon Garlington 2012 Weldon Garlington 2013 De’Ante Saunders 2014 De’Ante Saunders 2015 Patrick Smith

TD 0 1 0 0 1 0

AVG 9.2 19.4 5.5 5.8 7.6 8.4

KICK RETURN Year Name 1999 Avion Black 2000 Carlos Wright 2001 Patrick Jenkins 2003 Carlos Wright 2004 Gerald Morrow 2005 Denard Cox 2006 Jarrett Morrow 2007 D. Rodgers-Cromartie 2008 JaJuan Spillman 2009 Travis James 2010 Julian Mallory 2011 Weldon Garlington 2012 Weldon Garlington 2013 Martine Stevenson 2014 Darion Hall 2015 Gabe Scott

TD 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0

AVG ATT YDS 36.9 26 958 21.4 20 427 22.0 24 527 21.2 16 338 21.7 19 412 22.8 11 244 20.1 15 301 24.4 33 806 24.9 28 697 21.6 15 324 20.9 15 315 20.9 26 544 18.8 21 395 23.2 18 419 28.4 16 455 16.7 18 301

ATT 14 9 13 33 24 15

YDS 129 175 71 190 183 126

INTERCEPTIONS Year Name INT YDS TD 1966 Craig Gilliam 16 1983 Ronald Howard 4 1985 Roger Holmes 6 16 1986 Ronald Johnson 3 18 0 1987 Leon Garlington 2 41 0 Ben Robinson 2 0 0 Tony Stargell 2 9 0 Albert Thomas 2 0 0 1988 Roger Jones 2 40 0 1989 Joe Stone 4 56 1 1990 Randy Fuller 5 81 0 1991 Lamont Wortham 3 13 0 1993 Brent Alexander 8 121 0 1994 Cedric Davis 4 50 0 1995 Benny Gaston 4 34 1 1996 Darrell Hinton 5 50 0 1997 Jarrick Hillery 3 49 0 Darrell Hinton 3 41 0 1998 Jarrick Hillery 4 35 0 1999 Bennie Zeigler 3 59 0 2000 Chane Price 3 46 1 2001 Ahmed Safeeullah 4 76 0 Marquis Stephens 4 36 0 2002 Deon Giddens 5 3 0 2003 Deon Giddens 4 6 0 2004 Justin Williams 5 85 1 2005 Justin Williams 5 165 1 2006 D. Rodgers-Cromartie 6 37 0 2007 D. Rodgers-Cromartie 2 140 2 2008 Eugene Clifford 3 81 1 Larry Williford 3 32 0 Anthony Levine 3 29 0

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YEAR-BY-YEAR LEADERS INTERCEPTIONS - CONTINUED Year Name INT YDS TD 2009 Eugene Clifford 2 69 1 Ty’Ron Johnson 2 14 1 Anthony Levine 2 70 0 2010 Eugene Clifford 4 47 0 2011 Steven Godbolt 2 0 0 2012 Steven Godbolt 6 67 0 2013 Daniel Fitzpatrick 8 140 3 2014 De’Ante Saunders 5 49 1 2015 Javon Brandon 2 34 0 Ezra Robinson 2 72 0 TACKLES Year Name 1978 Aaron Joseph 1983 Ronald Howard 1984 James Derico 1985 James Derico 1986 Rod Reed 1987 Rod Reed 1988 Rod Reed 1989 Simon Shanks 1990 Simon Shanks 1991 Elliot Pilton 1993 Brent Alexander 1994 Darrell Williams 1995 Ryan Falker 1996 T.J. Smith 1997 Brent Sterling 1998 Brent Sterling 1999 Brent Sterling 2000 Marquis Stephens 2001 Walter Reese 2002 Jermaine Beale 2003 James Dumervil 2004 Paul Thomas 2005 Jamar Landrom 2006 Daniel Williams 2007 Ramond Willis 2008 Rico Council 2009 John Jones, Jr. 2010 Eugene Clifford 2011 Rico Council 2012 Nick Thrasher 2013 Nick Thrasher 2014 Nick Thrasher TACKLES FOR LOSS Year Name 1988 Anthony Pleasant 1989 Chuck Price 1990 Elliot Pilton Lee Smith Bernard Wilson 1991 Elliot Pilton Bernard Wilson 1993 Gerome Gardner 1994 Michael Holcey 1995 Ryan Falker 1996 Lamar Carter

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TOT 67 72 115 87 111 197 100 141 105 152 113 100 113 81 86 81 92 71 83 110 91 59 91 65 84 67 70 83 87 105 110 128

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56 76 51 60 77 69 107 82 119 81 77 82 51 47 46 48 50 51 64 45 35 61 35 50 40 41 44 49 68 69 69

16 39 36 51 120 31 34 23 33 32 23 31 30 39 35 44 21 32 46 46 24 30 30 34 27 29 39 38 37 41 59

TOT YDS 14 71 10 40 10 51 10 55 10 60 6 18 6 8 13 52 16 77 11.5 39 21 126

TACKLES FOR LOSS - CONTINUED Year Name 1997 Brent Sterling 1998 Lamar Carter 1999 Lamar Carter 2000 Desmond Scantling Walter Reese 2001 Jermaine Beale 2002 Jermaine Beale 2003 Paul Thomas 2004 Paul Thomas 2005 Jamar Landrom 2006 Shaun Richardson 2007 Shaun Richardson 2008 Maurice Davis 2009 John Jones, Jr. Kellen Woodard 2010 Marcus Broxie 2011 Antonio Harper 2012 Nick Thrasher 2013 Anthony Bass 2014 Anthony Bass Samquan Evans 2015 Ebenezer Ogundeko Todney Edwatds

TOT YDS 12 26 13 80 17.5 84 13 66 13 87 21 68 18 42 20 98 14 47 12.5 52 8 40 14.5 82 11.5 46 8.5 18 8.5 32 10.5 34 9.0 34 9.0 27 14.5 79 12.5 56 12.5 47 10.0 52 10.0 34

SACKS Year Name TOT YDS 1983 Charles Buchanan 8 1984 Alex Carter 10 1985 Mike Robinson 13 1986 Onzy Elam 12 1987 Bryan Williams 5.5 1988 Anthony Pleasant 14 1989 Anthony Pleasant 7 1990 Lee Smith 7 49 1991 Elliot Pilwon 7.5 54 1993 Gerome Gardner 6 38 Robert Hillman 6 48 1994 Michael Holcey 8 53 1995 Benny Gaston 3.5 22 1996 Lamar Carter 12 95 1997 Lamar Carter 8 57 1998 Lamar Carter 9.5 73 1999 Lamar Carter 12 73 2000 Desmond Scantling 8 50 2001 Walter Reese 8 42 2002 Keith Rogers 3 26 2003 Paul Thomas 12 72 2004 Jonathan Edwards 3 19 2005 Jamar Landrom 4 26 Courtney Richardson 4 14 2006 Maurice Davis 3 19 Jonathan Edwards 3 16 2007 Shaun Richardson 7 61 2008 Marcus Broxie 6 27 Rodney Fritz 5 30 2009 Kellen Woodard 5 17 2010 Rico Council 4 18 2011 Antonio Harper 6.5 31 2012 Anthony Bass 4 31 Antonio Harper 4 18

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YEAR-BY-YEAR LEADERS SACKS -CONTINUED Year Name 2013 Anthony Bass 2014 Gabe Terry 2015 Ebeneser Ogundeko

TOT 10 11.5 5

YDS 47 95 40

FORCED FUMBLES Year Name 1993 Randy Fuller Jim Lackey 1994 Michael Holcey 1995 Richard Freeman Benny Gaston Jim Lackey Eric McCray 1996 Brian Hubbard 1997 Lamar Carter 1998 Lamar Carter Brent Sterling 1999 Danny Roberson 2000 Desmond Scantling 2001 B. McCartherenes 2003 Wesley Holmes 2004 Paul Thomas 2005 Jamar Landrom 2006 Nikkieda Rutland 2007 Shaun Richardson 2008 Larry Williford 2009 (10 players) 2010 Eugene Clifford 2011 John Jones Antonio Harper Andrew Taylor 2012 Daniel Fitzpatrick Stephen Godbolt III 2013 Nick Thasher 2014 Daniel Fitzpatrick Samquan Evans Gabe Terry 2015 Javon Brandon Latrelle Lee Trevion Duncan FUMBLES RECOVERED Year Name TOT RET YDS 1988 Rod Reed 4 1989 Kenny Jones 4 1990 Elliot Pilton 3 1991 William Tucker 3 1993 Richard Freeman 2 Gerome Gardner 2 Thomas Jackson 2 William Tucker 2 Nate Wellington 2 1994 Michael Holcey 3 1 34 1995 Clifford Green 2 2 96 1996 Lamar Carter 2 Kato Smith 2 1997 Jon Mitchell 3 1998 Ligarius Jennings 3 1999 Brent Sterling 3

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TOT 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 3 3 5 2 4 3 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 2 2

FUMBLES RECOVERED - CONTINUED Year Name TOT RET YDS TD 2000 Chane Price 4 2 18 1 2001 Curley Grayson 3 2002 Isa Rahman 2 2003 Justin Williams 2 2004 D. Rodgers-Cromartie 2 1 2 1 2005 9 Players 1 2006 7 Players 1 2007 D. Rodgers-Cromartie 2 2008 Eugene Clifford 2 Remond Willis 2 2009 Eugene Clifford 2 1 78 1 2010 Brandon Bather 2 2 2011 3 players 2 2012 7 players 1 2013 Nick Thrasher 3 2014 9 players 1 2915 Rodney Edwards 2 PASS BREAK-UPS Year Name TOT 1988 Roger Jones 7 1989 Tony Stargell 11 1990 Roger Jones 20 1991 Randy Fuller 11 1993 Brent Alexander 7 Randy Fuller 7 1994 Cedric Davis 10 1995 Clifford Green 11 1996 Clifford Green 17 1997 Eric Joyce 10 1998 Ligarius Jennings 11 1999 Ligarius Jennings 14 2000 Ligarius Jennings 12 2001 Dion Giddens 8 2002 Scott Cunningham 19 2003 Deon Giddens 6 2004 Paul Thomas 5 2005 Jamal Landrom 4 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 4 2006 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 7 2007 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 11 2008 Rico Council 4 2009 Marquez Hall 9 2010 Eugene Clifford 10 2011 Stephen Godbolt 7 Andrew Taylor 7 2012 Daniel Fitzpatrick 8 2013 De’Ante Saunders 9 2014 De’Ante Saunders 6 Bernell Brooks 6 2015 Ezra Robinson 7 Terrell Bonds 7 BLOCKED KICKS Year Name TOT 1993 Brent Alexander 2 1994 David Bell (PAT) 1 Cedric Davis (Punt) 1 Darrell Williams (FG) 1

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OUTSTANDING SINGLE GAME PERFORMANCES 200 -Yard Rushing Games

285 - Charles Anthony vs. Samford 267 - Trabis Ward at Southeast Missouri 248 - Charles Anthony vs. Southeast Missouri 233 - Darron Davis at Austin Peay State 233 - Preston Brown vs. Florida A&M 230 - Lee Derrick vs. Bluefield State 229 - Javarris Williams vs. Florida A&M 218 - Preston Brown vs. Jackson State 213 - Amariah Robb vs. Tennessee Tech 203 - Charles Middlebrooks vs. UT-Martin 202 - Charles Anthony vs. Alabama A&M

100-Yard Rushing Games

10/23/04 10/13/12 11/06/04 10/16/93 9/25/10 11/25/54 9/30/06 9/11/10 11/06/99 11/05/77 9/04/04

195 Javarris Williams vs. Tennessee Tech 10/14/06 195 Javarris Williams vs. Austin Peay 10/18/08 194 Charles Anthony at Murray State 11/22/03 194 Tim Cross vs. Austin Peay 11/04/89 192 Charles Anthony vs. Eastern Illinois 11/02/02 190 Javarris Williams vs Tennessee Tech 10/15/05 190 Tim Broughton at Jacksonville State 10/12/13 187 Charles Anthony vs. Eastern Kentucky 11/22/03 186 Dante Thomas vs. North Carolina A&T 10/2/10 180 Trabis Ward vs. UT Martin 11/12/11 175 Darron Davis at Morehead State 9/17/94 171 DeJuan Marshall at Eastern Illinois 10/31/98 171 Charles Anthony vs. Jackson State 9/18/04 169 Charles Anthony at UT-Martin 9/27/03 168 Trabis Ward at Jacksonville State 10/20/12 168 Larry Kinnebrew vs. UT-Chattanooga 10/16/82 164 Alfred Reese vs. Norfolk State 9/09/72 163-Javarris Williams at UT -Martin 10/04/08 163 Jarrick Hillery vs. Morehead State 10/07/95 162 Jackie Coffee at North Carolina A&T 11/21/81 162 Javarris Williams vs. Samford 10/28/06 161 Charles Anthony at UT-Martin 9/9/04 161 Henry Arnold at Central State 10/22/60 160 DeJuan Marshall vs. UT-Martin 10/24/98 159 Tevin Hooks vs. Southeast Missouri State 10/05/13 158 Charles Anthony at Eastern Kentucky 11/13/04 158 Nate Simpson vs. Central State 11/01/75 157 Charles Anthony at Southeast Missouri State 11/08/03 157 Melvin Waters at Morehead State 10/22/88 156 Charles Anthony at Alabama A&M 9/06/03 156 Jackie Coffee at Southern 10/31/81 155 Charles Anthony vs. Florida A&M 9/20/03 155 Charles Anthony vs. Florida A&M 9/25/04 154-Trabis Ward at Bethune-Cookman 9/22/12 154 Charles Anthony at Samford 10/25/03 154 Charles Anthony vs. Mississippi Valley 10/13/01 152 Steve Griffin at Jackson State 10/20/84 151 Tom Smith vs. Edward Waters 8/30/14 151 Gene Bowens at North Carolina A&T 9/24/66 150 Charles Anthony at Tennessee Tech 10/11/03 150 Darron Davis vs. UT-Martin 10/17/92

147 Mickey Avery at North Carolina A&T 146 Herman Hunter vs. Mississippi Valley State 146 Charles Anthony vs. UT-Martin 145 Preston Brown vs. North Carolina A&T 144 Jesse Wilburn vs. Paul Quinn 142 Trabis Ward at Eastern Illinois 141 Trabis Ward vs. Southern 139 Tyrone Cook vs. Texas Southern 136 Alfred Reese vs. Florida A&M 136 Lawrence Barnes at UT-Martin 135 Morris Harris at Southern Illinois 135 Terrence Wright vs. Eastern Illinois 135 Trabis Ward vs. Southeast Missouri 134 Vincent Thomas vs. Grambling State 134 Darron Davis at Morehead State 134 Darron Davis vs. Jackson State 134 Javarris Williams vs. Jacksonville State 133 Fred Lane vs. Drake 133 Darron Davis vs. Southeast Missouri 133 Charles Anthony vs. Florida A&M 133 Terrance Wright at Murray State 132 Jarrick Hillery vs. Jackson State 131 Charles Anthony at Jacksonville State 131 Wayne Reese at Southern 131 Morris Harris at Nicholls State 130 Gene Bowens at North Carolina A&T 129 Tevin Hooks vs. Murray State 129-Trabis Ward vs. Tennessee Tech 127 Darron Davis at Eastern Kentucky 126 Jake Mayes v vs. Bishop 126 Javarris Williams vs. Southeast Missouri 125 Javarris Williams at Southeast Missouri 125 Javarris Williams vs. Tennessee Tech 124 Trabis Ward vs. Florida A&M 124 Tim Broughton at Florida A&M 123 Aaron Jones vs. Florida A&M 123 Javarris Williams vs. Murray State 122 Ralph Carnahan vs. UT-Martin 122 Calvin Davenport vs. South Carolina State 122 Calvin McNairl vs. Southeast Missouri 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 118 Dante Thomas at Southeast Missouri State 117-Javarris Williams vs. Eastern Kentucky 117 Charles Anthony vs. South Carolina State 117 Jesse Wilburn vs. Central State 116 Preston Brown vs. Austin Peay 115 Steve Griffin at Louisville 115 Tom McClain at North Carolina A&T

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11/19/83 11/13/82 10/26/02 10/2/10 10/15/55 11/5/11 9/3/11 9/30/72 10/23/71 11/06/76 9/19/81 11/6/10 10/8/11 10/08/77 10/10/92 9/10/94 10/22/05 12/09/72 11/21/92 9/22/01 11/20/10 9/09/95 10/16/04 11/01/69 10/25/80 9/26/64 11/16/13 10/27/12 10/08/94 11/22/69 11/12/05 10/25/08 11/01/08 9/01/12 9/07/13 10/20/79 9/09/06 11/05/77 9/27/97 10/03/09 11/22/69 9/02/06 11/12/60 10/22/94 9/12/98 11/6/93 11/17/73 11/05/88 10/9/10 9/20/08 8/30/03 10/26/57 9/18/10 11/10/84 9/27/58

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115 Darron Davis vs. South Carolina State 9/24/94 114 Trabis Ward vs. Jackson State 9/08/12 114 Charlie Thomas vs. Central State 11/20/71 113-Trabis Ward vs. Eastern Kentucky 10/6/12 113 Carlos Wright vs. Jackson State 9/13/03 113 Charles Anthony vs. Jackson State 9/14/02 113 Donell Brantley vs. Alabama A&M 10/03/98 112 Clarence Love vs. Texas Southern 10/03/70 112 Darron Davis at Tennessee Tech 11/05/94 111 Erick Evans at Tennessee Tech 11/21/15 111 Trabis Ward at Murray State 11/3/12 111 Javarris Williams vs. Jackson State 9/16/06 111 DeJuan Marshall at Eastern Kentucky 10/10/98 110 Charles Anthony vs. Jackson State` 9/13/03 110 Melvin Waters vs. Morgan State 10/24/87 110 Darron Davis vs. Austin Peay 10/24/92 109 Wayne Reese at Southern 10/28/67 108 Tim Broughton vs. Central State 9/29/13 108 Telvin Hooks at Murray State 9/29/12 108 Lawrence Barnes at Grambling State 10/09/76 108 Larry Kinnebrew at Central State 9/18/72 106 Trabis Ward at UT-Martin 11/17/12 106 Lee Derrick vs. North Carolina Central 10/30/54 105 Sugar Sanders vs. Prairie View A&M 9/07/02 105 Bill Tucker vs. Central State 11/25/65 105 Alfred Reese vs. Southern 10/28/72 105 Alfred Reese vs. Drake 12/09/72 104 Ronald Butler vs. Eastern Illinois 10/17/15 104 Herman Hunter vs. Grambling State 10/08/83 104 Charles Anthony vs. Murray Sate 11/20/04 103 Charles Anthony vs. Grambling 9/21/02 103 Morris Harris vs. North Carolina Central 11/04/78 102 Herman Hunter vs. Southern 10/30/82 102 Lamarr Wallace vs. Morehead State 10/07/95 101 Al Davis vs. Albany State 9/26/70 101 Lawrence Barnes at Southern 10/27/73 101 Jarrick Hillery vs. Lane 10/05/96 101 Calvin McNairl vs. Jackson State 9/12/09 101 Trabis Ward at Austin Peay 10/1/11 100 Darron Davis vs. Murray State 11/13/93 100 Charles Anthony vs. Murray State 11/03/01

400-Yard Passing Games 491 Leon Murray 484 Gilbert Renfroe 467 James Wade 463 Michael German 445 Leon Murray 435 Riley Walker 413 Chris Perkins 412 Joe Adams 407 Kenneth Biggles 400 Brian Ransom

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at Murray State 11/14/98 vs. District of Columbia 11/05/83 at Southeast Missouri State 10/19/91 at Murray State 11/22/14 at Middle Tennessee State 9/05/98 vs. Eastern Illinois 11/02/02 at Southeast Missouri 11/20/99 vs. Alabama State 10/18/80 at Alabama A&M 9/17/83 at UT-Chattanooga 11/14/81

300-Yard Passing Games 399 James Wade 395 Michael German 389 Joe Adams 384 Joe Gilliam 381 Riley Walker 382 Shannon Harris 369 James Wade 365 Riley Walker 364 Michael German 363 Leon Murray 362 Michael German 362 Brian Ransom 360 Shannon Harris 357 Leon Murray 355 Michael German 353 Gilbert Renfroe 350 Gilbert Renfroe 349 Joe Adams 344 Shannon Harris 343 Eldridge Dickey 342 Joe Adams 341 James Wade 341 James Wade 340 Michael German 339 Joe Adams 339 Leon Murray 338 Joe Adams 338 Brian Ransom 333 Kenneth Biggles 332 James Wade 329 O’Shay Ackerman-Carter 328 Gilbert Renfroe 327 Daryl Williams 326 Michael German 325 Joe Adams 324 Shannon Harris 325 James Wade 325 Shannon Harris 318 Michael German 317 Kenneth Biggles 316 Eldridge Dickey 315 Antonio Heffner 315 Joe Adams 314 Michael German 314 Antonio Heffner 313 Leon Murray 311 Michael German 311 Daryl Williams 309 Shannon Harris 306 Eldridge Dickey 304 Eldridge Dickey 304 Brian Ransom 304 Michael German 303 James Wade

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vs. Jackson State 9/12/92 at Austin Peay 11/08/14 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. Jacksonville State 10/11/14 vs. Middle Tennessee State 9/06/97 at Southeast Missouri 10/04/14 at Louisville 10/17/81 vs. Jackson State 11/22/01 vs. North Carolina A&T 10/04/97 at UT-Martin 11/17/12 at Jackson State 9/04/85 vs. Mississippi Valley State 10/05/85 vs. Kentucky State 11/22/80 vs. Southeast Missouri State 9/29/01 at Grambling State 10/08/66 vs. Florida A&M 10/22/77 at Austin Peay 10/26/91 at Southern 11/16/92 at Alabama State 9/06/14 vs. Central State 11/08/80 at Southeast Missouri State 11/22/97 vs. Southern 11/01/80 vs. Nicholls State 10/24/81 vs. Mississippi Valley State 11/13/82 at Eastern Kentucky 10/31/92 vs. Murray State 11/7/15 at Southern 10/29/83 at Southeast Missouri 11/20/93 vs. Eastern Kentucky 11/01/14 at Nevada-Las Vegas 11/09/79 vs. Murray State 11/3/01 vs. Austin Peay 10/24/92 vs. UT-Martin 10/20/01 vs. Austin Peay 9/15/12 at Florida A&M 9/24/83 vs. Muskingum 12/10/66 vs. Southern 9/6/08 vs. Southern Illinois 9/15/79 vs. UT Martin 10/18/14 vs. Eastern Kentucky 9/20/08 vs. Florida A&M 9/26/98 at Jacksonville State 10/20/12 vs. Tennessee Tech 11/6/93 at Eastern Kentucky 11/17/01 at Florida A&M 10/22/66 vs. Southern 10/31/64 vs. Central State 11/7/81 at Austin Peay 10/1/11 at Southeast Missouri 11/21/92


OUTSTANDING SINGLE GAME PERFORMANCES 302 Eldridge Dickey vs. Florida A&M 302 Eldridge Dickey vs. Kentucky State 301 Todd Valentine vs. Florida A&M

10/21/67 11/24/66 8/31/96

200-Yard Receiving Games 249 Tyrone Butterfield 248 Patrick Smith 245 C.J. Johnson 242 Golden Tate 240 Tyrone Butterfield 231 C.J. Johnson 231 Ryan Mitchell 213 Corey Sullivan 206 Golden Tate 204 C.J. Johnson 203 Frank Pillow

at Murray State vs. Murray State vs. Eastern Illinois at Florida A&M at Southeast Missouri at Tennessee Tech at Murray State vs. Florida A&M at Southern vs. Eastern Kentucky vs. Central State

100-Yard Receiving Games 193 John Robinson 193 Marcus Dowdell 188 Mike Jones 188 Quinton Crawford 186 Charles Hunter 185 Fred Burnette 183 McDonald Oden 182 Patrick Robinson 179 Weldon Garlington 175 C.J. Johnson 172 Dave Davis 172 Tyrone Butterfield 171 Tyrone Butterfield 163 Corey Sullivan 163 Corey Sullivan 162 C.J. Johnson 160 Ollie Smith 159 C.J. Johnson 158 Mike Jones 158 Mike Jones 158 Chris Johnson 157 Patrick Smith 156 Jerrold McRae 156 Golden Tate 156 Juan Hall 156 Chris Johnson 156 Ryan Mitchell 155 Golden Tate 154 Mike Jones 152 Herman Hunter 152 Travis James 151 Patrick Robinson 149 Patrick Robinson 149 Lawrence Segree 147 Mike Jones 147 C.J. Johnson

11/14/98 11/7/15 11/2/02 9/24/83 11/22/97 11/2/00 11/22/14 9/26/98 10/29/83 11/15/03 10/3/87

vs. Muskingum 12/10/66 at Austin Peay 10/6/90 at Louisville 10/17/81 vs. Mississippi Valley State 10/5/85 vs. Southeast Missouri 11/21/92 at Jacksonville State 10/16/04 vs. UT-Chattanooga 11/18/78 vs. Jackson State 9/19/72 vs. Jacksonville State 10/11/14 at Tennessee Tech 10/11/03 vs. Parsons 11/21/70 at UT-Martin 10/25/97 at Middle Tennessee State 9/5/98 at UT-Martin 10/25/97 vs. Eastern Kentucky 10/30/99 vs. Murray State 11/11/00 vs. McNeese State 12/11/71 at Samford 10/25/03 at UNLV 11/9/79 at UNLV 11/9/79 vs. Southern 9/6/08 at Florida A&M 9/26/15 at Central State 10/2/76 at Alabama A&M 9/17/83 vs. Lane 10/5/96 at Jacksonville State 10/21/06 vs. UT Martin 10/18/14 at North Carolina A&T 11/19/83 at UT-Chattanooga 11/14/81 vs. Southern 10/27/84 vs. UT Martin 11/12/11 at Grambling State 9/15/90 at Austin Peay 10/26/91 vs. Southeast Missouri State 11/19/94 vs. Central State 11/7/81 at Eastern Illinois 10/27/01

146 Albert Thomas 146 Calvin McNairl 144 Patrick Robinson 143 Weldon Garlington 140 Tyrone Butterfield 139 Travis James 139 Mike Jones 138 John Holland 137 Rodney Parker 137 John Frierson 135 Clarence Jones 135 Tyrone Butterfield 134 Weldon Garlington 134 John Frierson 134 Lawrence Segree 134 Juan Hall 133 Mike Jones 132 C.J. Johnson 131 Mike Jones 131 Calvin McNairl 130 Clarence Jones 129 Quentin Johnson 129 Patrick Robinson 129 Avion Black 128 Mike Jones 128 Joseph Hills 127 Chris Johnson 127 Tyrone Butterfield 125 Marcus Dowdell 125 Patrick Robinson 124 Marcus Dowdell 123 Patrick Robinson 123 Juan Hall 122 AC Leonard 122 Ryan Mitchell 122 Lawrence Segree 121 Jeremy Pryor 120 Brandon Belvin 120 Tyrone Watson 119 Patrick Smith 119 C.J. Johnson 119 Barry Collins 119 Kevin Jackson 119 Tyrone Butterfield 119 Ryan Mitchell 118 John Frierson 117 Mike Jones 117 Juan Hall 116 Carlos Wright 116 Terence Harris 116 Tyrone Butterfield 116 Calvin McNairl 116 Calvin McNairl 115 A.C. Leonard 115 Rodney Parker 115 Lee Haynes

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vs. Tennessee Tech 10/29/88 at Eastern Kentucky 10/22/11 vs. Tennessee Tech 11/9/91 at Austin Peay 11/08/14 at Florida A&M 8/30/97 at UT-Martin 11/17/12 vs. California Poly-Pomona 11/22/79 vs. Central State 11/10/73 vs. Middle Tennessee State 9/4/76 at Morehead State 10/10/92 at Tennessee Tech 11/5/94 vs. UT-Martin 10/24/98 at Alabama State 9/06/14 at Southern 11/16/91 at Murray State 11/12/94 vs. Middle Tennessee State 9/7/96 vs. Alabama State 10/18/80 vs. Florida A&M 9/27/02 vs. North Carolina A&T 11/20/82 vs. Tennessee Tech 10/23/10 vs. Eastern Kentucky 10/9/93 at Grambling State 10/6/84 vs. Murray State 11/13/93 at Appalachian State 11/28/98 at Nicholls State 10/25/80 at Murray State 11/20/10 at Alabama A&M 8/30/08 vs. North Carolina A&T 10/4/97 vs. Central State 9/29/90 at Southern 11/16/91 at Southeast Missouri 10/19/91 vs. Florida A&M 9/26/92 vs. Southeast Missouri 11/23/96 at Tennessee Tech 9/21/13 vs. Southeast Missouri 10/05/13 vs South Carolina State 9/30/95 vs. Eastern Illinois 11/6/10 vs. Eastern Kentucky 9/20/08 at Jackson State 9/9/89 at Eastern Kentucky 10/24/15 vs. South Carolina State 8/30/03 vs. North Carolina A&T 11/17/84 vs. Tennessee Tech 11/8/97 vs. Alabama A&M 10/3/98 vs. Eastern Kentucky 11/01/14 vs. Jackson State 9/12/92 vs. Southern Illinois 9/15/79 at Eastern Kentucky 11/2/96 at Southeast Missouri 10/5/02 vs. Central State 10/3/87 vs. South Carolina State 9/27/97 at Murray State 11/20/10 vs. Southeast Missouri 10/8/11 at Murray State 11/3/12 at Grambling State 10/9/76 at Nicholls State 10/25/80

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OUTSTANDING SINGLE GAME PERFORMANCES 115 Barry Collins 115 Bart Evans 115 Charles Hunter 115 Gerald Morrow 115 Travis James 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 109 Travis James 108 Jerrold McRae 108 Sylvester Lawson 108 Lee Haynes 108 Leon Floyd 108 Fred Burnette 107 Patrick Smith

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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. Jackson State 9/10/11 vs. Grambling State 9/18/93 at Central State 11/8/80 at Jackson State 9/10/83 at Grambling State 9/19/92 vs. Middle Tennessee State 9/6/97 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 9/1/84 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 11/3/79 vs. Jackson State 9/11/93 vs. UT Martin 10/19/96 vs. Austin Peay 9/15/12 vs. Texas Southern 9/24/77 vs. Florida A&M 10/22/77 vs. Grambling State 10/6/79 vs. Grambling State 10/8/83 vs. Samford 10/23/04 at Jacksonville State 9/19/15

107 Devin Wilson at Austin Peay 10/8/11 106 McDonald Oden vs. Cameron State 11/11/78 106 Lawrence Segree vs. Middle Tennessee State 10/3/93 106 Tyrone Butterfield at Eastern Kentucky 10/10/98 106 Corey Sullivan at Tennessee Tech 11/7/98 105 Brandon Belvin vs. Florida A&M 9/27/08 105 Golden Tate at Southern Illinois 9/19/81 105 Clarence Jones at Southeast Missouri 11/20/93 105 Jerome Hurd, II vs. South Carolina State 9/24/94 105 Brandon Belvin vs Florida A&M 9/2//08 104 Chris Sanders-McCollum vs. Southeast Mo. 10/04/14 104 JaJuan Spillman at Jacksonville State 11/15/08 104 C.J. Johnson vs. Tennessee Tech 11/2/02 104 John Holland vs. Wisconsin State-Superior 11/13/71 104 Alvin Griffin vs. Jackson State 9/10/88 104 Patrick Robinson vs. Middle Tennessee State 9/5/92 103 Corey Sullivan vs. Alabama A&M 10/3/98 103 Juan Hall vs. North Carolina A&T 10/4/97 103 Patrick Robinson vs. Tennessee Tech 11/3/90 103 Maceo Coleman at Texas Southern 10/4/69 102 Chris Sanders-McCollum vs. Jackson State 9/13/14 102 A.C. Leonard vs. Tennessee Tech 10/27/12 102 Arcentae Broome at Murray State 11/14/98 102 Clarence Jones at Murray State 11/12/94 102 Jerrold McRae vs. Florida A&M 10/22/77 101 A.C. Leonard vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9/22/12 101 John Frierson vs. Middle Tennessee State 9/7/91 101 John Holland at Virginia State 10/13/73 100 Julian Sample vs. UT Martin 11/7/09 100 Ron Jackson vs. UT Martin 10/20/01 100 Corey Sullivan at Eastern Kentucky 10/10/98

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SINGLE SEASON TEAM HIGHS

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

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

1. 2. 4. 5. 8. 9.

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

Points Scored

450 in 1984 430 in 1998 426 in 1999 416 in 1999 402 in 1972 394 in 1956 393 in 1983 389 in 2001 381 in 2013 377 in 1971

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

Touchdowns Scored

63 in 1984 61 in 1998 59 in 1956 58 in 1999 56 in 1972 54 in 1971 53 in 1983 52 in 2001 51 in 1970 51 in 1982

1. 2. 4. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Rushing Touchdowns

29 in 1964 28 in 1969 28 in 1972 27 in 1965 26 in 1970 26 in 2007 26 in 2008 25 in 1983 24 in 1959 24 in 1971 24 in 1998

Passing Touchdowns

42 in 1984 31 in 1999 30 in 1980 30 in 2001 29 in 1982 28 in 1973 28 in 1983 27 in 1998 26 in 2013 25 in 1971

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 8. 10.

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

Field Goals Made 18 in 2013 16 in 2012 16 in 2011 14 in 2008 13 in 1979 12 in 1999 11 in 2002 10 in 1990 10 in 1985 10 in 2001 10 in 2006

Field Goals Attempted

29 in 2013 24 in 1999 24 in 2011 20 in 2014 20 in 2012 20 in 1985 19 in 2008 18 in 1979 17 in 1997 16 in 2002

XP Kicks Attempted

59 in 1956 57 in 1984 53 in 1972 52 in 1998 50 in 1971 50 in 1982 50 in 2001 49 in 1965 49 in 1954 48 in 1970

XP Kicks Made 53 in 1984 51 in 1996 48 in 1972 45 in 2008 44 in 1982 43 in 2001 43 in 2001 42 in 1971 42 in 1983 42 in 2001

Total Plays

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

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

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

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

943 in 2013 884 in 2014 854 in 2001 845 in 1981 825 in 2003 821 in 2008 819 in 1996 818 in 2012 817 in 1986 803 in 1985

Total Offense

5,139 in 1998 5,112 in 2001 5,095 in 1984 5,031 in 1981 5,017 in 1999 4,872 in 2013 4,829 in 2014 4,825 in 2008 4,813 in 1983 4,688 in 2012

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

Rushing Yds. Per Game

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269.8 in 1956 246.8 in 1957 224.9 in 1955 221.5 in 1961 210.8 in 2007 203.7 in 1959 197.1 in 1962 195.8 in 2008 190.3 in 1954 175.7 in 2012

3,765 in 1984 3,501 in 1999 3,336 in 1998 3,327 in 1983 3,326 in 1981 3,324 in 2001 3,268 in 2014 2,962 in 1992 2,917 in 1997 2.896 in 1980

Yards Passing Per Game

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

Yards Rushing

2,698 in 1956 2,350 in 2008 2,319 in 2007 2,293 in 2013 2,037 in 1959 2,024 in 1955 1,933 in 2012 1,903 in 1954 1,826 in 2003 1,803 in 1998

Yards Passing

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

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

342.2 in 1984 303.3 in 1998 302.2 in 2001 302.0 in 1983 291.8 in 1999 289.6 in 1980 277.1 in 1981 272.3 in 2014 269.3 in 1992 265.2 in 1997

Pass Attempts

475 in 2014 428 in 1999 426 in 1984 424 in 2001 415 in 1985 407 in 1996 406 in 2000 398 in 1998 398 in 1999 391 in 1981

Pass Completions

257 in 2014 253 in 1984 248 in 1999 235 in 1999 233 in 1981 233 in 2001 220in 1981 216 in 2012 212 in 1998 203 in 1980

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SINGLE SEASON TEAM HIGHS

6.27 in 1956 5.26 in 1954 5.20 in 1955 4.89 in 1952 4.87 in 1964 4.83 in 1961 4.78 in 1982 4.76 in 1998 4.73 in 1957 4.70 in 2011

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

467.2 in 1998 464.7 in 2001 463.1 in 1984 432.1 in 1999 437.5 in 1983 426.2 in 2012 419.2 in 1981 414.3 in 1956 414.2 in 1980 416.0 in 2011

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

61.6% in 2008 59.6% in 1981 59.4% in 1984 59.3% in 2012 59.1% in 2013 58.7% in 1980 57.9% in 1999 56.2% in 2015 56.0% in 2006 55.4% in 2005

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Rushing Yards Per Play

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Total Offense Per Game

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

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

Highest Completion Pct.

Interceptions Thrown 25 in 1972 25 in 1965 24 in 1975 24 in 1980 23 in 1994 22 in 1991 22 in 2002 21 in 1993 20 in 1973 20 in 1979 20 in 1981 20 in 2000

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

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

Rushing Plays

571 in 2013 537 in 2008 528 in 1986 518 in 1959 503 in 2007 479 in 1953 478 in 1988 467 in 1972 454 in 2012 454 in 1981

First Downs - Penalties

1. 2. 3. 4. 8. 9.

31 in 2001 29 in 2015 24 in 1987 23 in 1986 23 in 2003 23 in 2004 23 in 2013 22 in 2014 21 in 1980 21 in 1982 21 in 1999

1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 10.

82 in 1986 81 in 1987 75 in 2013 73 in 1988 73 in 2004 69 in 2003 66 in 1985 66 in 2014 66 in 2002 65 in 1989

First Downs (since 1971) 270 in 2001 263 in 1984 253 in 2008 253 in 2013 248 in 1999 246 in 2014 243 in 2012 239 in 1983 238 in 1981 233 in 1998

First Downs - Passing (since 1971)

169 in 1984 152 in 2014 145 in 1983 143 in 1999 139 in 1981 139 in 1998 135 in 2001 128 in 1992 124 in 1980 123 in 1979

First Downs - Rushing (since 1971)

133 in 2008 118 in 2007 114 in 2013 105 in 1994 104 in 2012 104 in 2001 100 in 2003 99 in 2011 95 in 1985 90 in 2006

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

1. 2. 3. 5. 10.

Punts

Highest Punting Average 45.1 in 1990 41.6 in 1985 41.4 in 1991 41.4 in 1992 41.3 in 1986 41.0 in 1982 39.9 in 1999 39.8 in 1974 39.7 in 1969 39.7 in 2004

Passes Intercepted (Def.) 28 in 1984 22 in 1985 21 in 1954 21 in 2013 20 in 1955 20 in 1956 20 in 1971 20 in 1972 20 in 1990 19 in 1970 19 in 1974 19 in 2001


PRESEASON ALL-OVC SELECTIONS

1989 DL – Anthony Pleasant DB – Joe Stone DB – Tony Stargell 1990 WR – Anthony Owens DL – Arbutus Price LB - Simon Shanks 1991 QB – James Wade WR – Marcus Dowdell P – Colin Godfrey 1992 OT – Robert Moorman QB – James Wade WR – Patrick Robinson P – Colin Godfrey HM: Randy Fuller, DB; Brent Alexander, DB

1993 C – Marshun Middleton G – Royce McGowan DL – Jim Lackey LB – Thomas Jackson DB – Brent Alexander DB – Randy Fuller 1994 WR – Lawrence Segree DL – Jim Lackey HM: Clarence Jones, WR Thomas Jackson, LB Cedric Davis, DB 1995 QB – Daryl Williams WR – Lawrence Segree T – Royce MGowan DL – Jim Lackey DB – Darrell Williams HM: Dan Pride, OT; Michael Holcey, LB 1996 WR – Jereme Hurd HM: Jarrick Hillery, RB Ryan Falker, LB 1997 WR – Juan Hall OG – Shawn Thompson DL – Lamar Carter DB – Darrell Hinton HM: Todd Valentine, QB Bennie Anderson, OT

1998 QB – Leon Murray WR – Tyrone Butterfield OG – Deshawn Thompson LB – Armand Williams P – Ashley Johnson HM: Bennie Anderson, OG 1999 QB – Leon Murray WR – Corey Sullivan OG – Bennie Anderson OT – Michael Thompson DL – Lamar Carter LB – LaBrent Sterling HM: Avion Black, Jr. WR; Ike Boone, C; Ligarius Jennings, DB 2000 RB – Amariah Robb WR – Julius Hull OL – Lawrence Smith DL – Danny Robertson DB Ligarius Jennings HM: Ed Sanders, DB; Orlando Dotson, DL

2001 WR - C.J. Johnson OL - Lawrence Smith OL - Benedict Ibisi RET - Carlos Wright DL - Curley Grayson LB - Walter Reese HM: Marquis Stephens, DB 2002 WR - C.J. Johnson TE - Steve Farmer DL - Desmond Scantling LB - Jermaine Beale DB - Dion Giddens HM: Charles Anthony, RB 2003 WR - C.J. Johnson PK - Joey Hudak DB - Scott Cunningham DB - Deon Giddens 2004 RB - Charles Anthony DL - Paul Thomas LB - James Dumervil 2005 DL - Almonte Duncan

2007 QB - Antonio Heffner RB - Javarris Williams DL - Shaun Richardson DB - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 2008 RB - Javarris Williams WR - Chris Johnson OT - Cornelius Lewis LB - Remond Willis 2009 DB - Eugene Clifford 2010 DB - Eugene Clifford DL- Donte’e Nicholls 2011 LB - Rico Council (Co-Defensive Player of the Year) RB - Dante’ Thomas OL - Kadeem Edwards

Anthony Pleasant highlights the list becoming the first preseason and post season All-OVC pick for the Tigers.

2012 OL - Kadeem Edwards DL - Antonio Harper RS - Weldon Garlington 2013 OL - Demetrius Rhaney OL - Kadeem Edwards TE - A.C. Leonard DE - Antonio Harper LB - Nick Thrasher DB - Daniel Fitzpatrick DB - Stephen Godbolt III (Defensive Player of the Year) 2014 OL - Robert Myers QB - Mike German DE - Anthony Bass (Defensive Player of the Year) LB - Nick Thrasher DB - Daniel Fitzpatrick DB - D’Ante Saunders

Brent Alexander carried the torch and was named to the preseason team in 1992.

2015 DE– Gabe Terry 2016 DE – Ebenezer Ogundeko OL - Jessaman Dunker WR - Patrick Smith

2006 DB – Aaron Strong

Jim Lackey was the first Tiger selected to three preseason squads while gaining post season honors twice.

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POSTSEASON ALL-OVC SELECTIONS 1988 DL - Anthony Pleasant DB - Ben Robinson 1989 FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DL - Anthony Pleasant LB - Simon Shanks DB - Tony Stargell DB - Joe Stone SECOND TEAM OFFENSE OT - Gerald Hall OG - Michael Tharpe TE - Al Griffin WR - Anthony Owens SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DL - Arbutus Price 1990

OFFENSE TE - Anthony Owens WR - Marcus Dowdell K - J.J. Flournoy

1991 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE C - John Macon QB - James Wade FIRST TEAM DEFENSE LB - Elliot Pilton P - Colin Godfrey SECOND TEAM OFFENSE OT - Larry Tharpe WR - Patrick Robinson WR - Marcus Dowdell SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DB - Sheldrick Hawkins 1992 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE WR - Patrick Robinson FIRST TEAM DEFENSE P - Colin Godfrey SECOND TEAM OFFENSE OT - Robert Moorman OG - Gerod Duff TE - Charles Hunter QB - James Wade SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DB - Brent Alexander DB - Randy Fuller 1993 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE WR - Lawrence Segree FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DL - Gerome Gardner DB - Brent Alexander DB - Randy Fuller SECOND TEAM OFFENSE OT - Royce McGowan QB - Daryl Williams WR - Clarence Jones

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1994 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE WR - Lawrence Segree FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DE - David Bell DB - Cedric Davis DB - Darrell Williams SECOND TEAM OFFENSE OG - Royce McGowan RB - Darron Davis WR - Clarence Jones SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DL - Jim Lackey 1995 SECOND TEAM OFFENSE OT - Royce McGowan WR - Jerome Hurd SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DL - Jim Lackey LB - Ryan Falker DB - Victor Bonds 1996 FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DL - Lamar Carter DB - Clifford Green OG - Shawn Thompson WR - Juan Hall SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DB - Darrell Hinton

1997 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE WR - Tyrone Butterfield RET - Tyrone Butterfield SECOND TEAM OFFENSE OT - Bennie Anderson OG - Shawn Thompson SECOND TEAM DEFENSE LB - Armand Williams DB - Darrell Hinton P - Ashley Johnson 1998 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE OT - Bennie Anderson WR - Tyrone Butterfield FIRST TEAM DEFENSE LB - Lamar Carter DB - Jarrick Hillery SECOND TEAM OFFENSE RB - DeJuan Marshall WR - Corey Sullivan RET - Avion Black SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DB - Darrell Hinton

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1999 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE OT - Michael Thompson OG - Bennie Anderson WR - Corey Sullivan RS - Avion Black FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DL - Lamar Carter SECOND TEAM OFFENSE C - Ike Boone QB - Leon Murray RB - Amariah Robb WR - Avion Black SECOND TEAM DEFENSE LB - Brent Sterling DB - Ligarius Jennings DB - Ed Sanders 2000 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE RS - Carlos Wright FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DL - Walter Reese SECOND TEAM OFFENSE OT - Lawrence Smith SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DL - Curley Grayson DB - Ligarius Jennings

2001 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE TE - Steve Farmer WR - C.J. Johnson FIRST TEAM DEFENSE LB - Walter Reese DB - Marquis Stephens SECOND TEAM OFFENSE OG - Lawrence Smith WR - Patrick Jenkin SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DL - Desmond Scantling LB - Jermaine Beale DB - Eric Joyce 2002 FIRST TEAM DEFENSE LB - Jermaine Beale DB - Scott Cunningham DB - Deon Giddens SECOND TEAM OFFENSE TE - Steve Farmer WR - C.J. Johnson K - Joey Hudak RS - Carlos Wright 2003 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE RB - Charles Anthony WR - C.J. Johnson FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DL - Paul Thomas DB - Scott Cunningham LB - James Dumervil DB - Deon Giddens DB - Ahmed Safeullah


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2004 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE RB - Charles Anthony FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DL - Paul Thomas SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DL - Almonte Duncan 2005 FIRST TEAM DEFENSE LB - Wesley Holmes DB - Jamar Landrom SECOND TEAM OFFENSE RB - Javarris Williams SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DL - Ernest Jones ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM RB - Javarris Williams

2006 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE QB - Antonio Heffner FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DL - Leonard Davis DB - D. Rodgers-Cromartie DB - Nikkieda Rutland SECOND TEAM OFFENSE RB - Javarris Williams OG - Cecil Newton SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DB - Aaron Strong ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM QB - Antonio Heffner DL - Shaun Richardson 2007 FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DL - Shaun Richardson DB - D. Rodgers-Cromartie SECOND TEAM OFFENSE OT - Cornelius Lewis 2008 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE RB - Javarris Williams C - Cecil Newton OT - Cornelius Lewis SECOND TEAM OFFENSE OT - Dumaka Atkins SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DL - Maurice Davis DB - Eugene Clifford DB - Larry Williford ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM DL - Marcus Broxie DB - Eugene Clifford LB - Rico Council WR/KR - JaJuan Spillman

2009 FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DB - Eugene Clifford SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DL - Kellen Woodard, LB - John Jones, Jr. DB - Anthony Levine ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM LB - John Jones, Jr. 2010 FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DB - Eugene Clifford SECOND TEAM OFFENSE RB - Preston Brown OL - Alex Davis OL - Gershom Jordan SECOND TEAM DEFENSE LB - Rico Council ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM LB - Wilson Robinson 2011 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE WR - Calvin McNairl FIRST TEAM DEFENSE LB - Rico Council DB - Joseph Wylie SECOND TEAM OFFENSE C - Sherman Carter OG - Kadeem Edwards OT - Rogers Gaines SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DL - Antonio Harper ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM QB - Michael German DB - Stephen Godbolt

2012 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE RB - Trabis Ward TE - A.C. Leonard C - Sherman Carter G - Kadeem Edwards T - Rogers Gaines FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DB - Stephen Godbolt III SECOND TEAM OFFENSE K - Jamin Godfrey SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DL - Antonio Harper LB - Nick Thrasher DB - Daniel Fitzpatrick ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM TE - A.C. Leonard TE - Joe Bowens

2013 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE G - Kadeem Edwards FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DL - Anthony Bass DL - Antonio Harper LB - Nick Thrasher DB - Daniel Fitzpatrick SECOND TEAM OFFENSE QB - Ronald Butler RB - Tim Broughton TE - AC Leonard OL - Robert Myers K - Jamin Godfrey SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DB - David Van Dyke ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM QB - Ronald Butler DB - D’Ante Saunders 2014 FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DL - Anthony Bass DL - Samquan Evans LB - Nick Thrasher DB - De’Ante Saunders SECOND TEAM OFFENSE OL - Robert Myers SECOND TEAM DEFENSE DB - Daniel Fitzpatrick DL - Gabe Terry ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM DL - Gabe Terry

2015 FIRST TEAM DEFENSE DL - Ebenezer Ogundeko SECOND TEAM OFFENSE OL - Jessaman Dunker WR - Patrick Smith ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM DL - Ebenezer Ogundeko WR - Patrick Smith QB - O’Shay Ackerman-Carter

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie made the OVC First Team Defense in 2006 and 2007.

In 1990, Joe Gilliam Sr. became the first TSU head coach to be named OVC Coach of the Year.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR WR - Tyrone Butterfield (1997)* QB - Leon Murray (1998) DE - Lamar Carter (1999) WR - Charles Anthony (2004) RB - Javarris Williams (2008) LB - Rico Council (2011) DE - Anthony Bass (2013) FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR RB - Javarris Williams (2005) QB - Michael German (2011) COACH OF THE YEAR Joe Gilliam, Sr. (1990)* L.C. Cole (1998) L.C. Cole (1999) *- shared the award

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Sherman Carter was one of three TSU offensive lineman to make the All-OVC Team in 2012.

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TSU AND THE NFL DRAFT

In 1952, Hal Turner became the first TSU Tiger selected in the NFL Draft . He was selected with the 333rd pick in the 28th round by the Detroit Lions.

Player (Pos.) Hal Turner (DE) Jim Caldwell (T) George Balthazar (T) George Balthazar (T) Izzy Lang (RB) Robert Reed (G) Roosevelt Davis (T) Robert Reed (G) John Robinson (E) Willie Walker (FL) Franklin McRae (DT) Jim Carer (G) 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) Lee Johnson (WR) 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) Charles Williams (G) Vernon Holland (T) Larry Woods (DT) Jacob Mayes (RB) Dave Davis (WR) Fred Herring (CB) Bill West (DB) Albert “Sonny” 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) Charles McTorry William Wynn (DE) Larry Pettus (T) Alfred Reese (RB) Charlie Wade (WR) Ed Jones (DE) Waymond Bryant (LB) John Holland (WR) Greg Kindle (T) Carl Wafer (DT) Ed Gatewood (LB)

Year 1952 1963 1961 1961 1964 1965 1965 1965 1966 1966 1966 1966 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1967 1968 1968 1968 1968 1968 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1969 1970 1970 1970 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1971 1972 1972 1972 1973 1973 1973 1973 1973 1973 1973 1973 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974 1974

RD. (Selection #) Team 28-333 Detroit 28-329 Chicago 8-103 Pittsburgh 16-122 Boston 18-240 Philadelphia 16-217 Washington 8-112 Baltimore 12-90 Houston 7-102 Buffalo 4-59 Detroit 6-92 Chicago 12-185 Baltimore 3-65 San Francisco 4-87 Minnesota 6-156 Kansas City 10-260 Dallas 10-252 L.A. Rams 12-315 New Orleans 13-318 Buffalo 1-3 Atlanta 1-25 Oakland 4-108 Green Bay 8-216 Baltimore 6-141 San Francisco 1-23 Kansas City 3-65 Houston 5-129 Baltimore 8-186 Pittsburgh 11-284 Oakland 12-295 Washington 13-313 Atlanta 2-36 Cleveland 5-117 N.Y. Giants 16-393 Miami 1-15 Cincinnati 4-100 Detroit 6-143 San Diego 7-168 Green Bay 8-197 Cincinnati 10-238 Oakland 11-264 Philadelphia 11-273 San Diego 17-435 L.A. Rams 2-45 Cleveland 11-258 N.Y. Jets 11-273 Pittsburgh 2-38 N.Y. Jets 4-84 San Diego 4-85 Baltimore 5-113 Denver 7-159 Philadelphia 12-305 San Francisco 13-318 San Diego 17-442 Miami 1-1 Dallas 1-4 Chicago 2-29 Minnesota 2-33 St. Louis 2-42 Denver 13-331 Buffalo

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Claude Humphrey was the first Tennessee State alum to be taken the First Round of the NFL Draft. It was well warranted, he entered the HOF in 2014.

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On January 30, 1968, Dickey was drafted with the 25th pick of the first round by the Oakland Raiders becoming the first HBCU player to be drafted as a quarterback.

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TSU AND THE NFL DRAFT Player (Pos.) 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) Johnny Jackson (NT) Nate Jackson (RB) Sylvester Hicks (DE) Stan Johnson (DT) Danny Johnson (LB) Dwight Wheeler (T) Homer Elias (G) Jerrold McRae (WR) Rodney Parker (WR) John Smith (WR) Billy McBride (DB) 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 (WR) Michael Thompson (T) Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (DB) Javarris Williams (RB) Kadeem Edwards (OT) Demetrius Rhaney (C) Robert Myers (OG) Anthony Morris (OT)

Year 1975 1975 1975 1975 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1977 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1978 1979 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 2000 2008 2009 2014 2014 2015 2015

RD. (Selection #) Team 4-85 San Francisco 7-173 Dallas 9-218 San Francisco 14-338 Miami 2-49 Miami 3-64 San Diego 4-96 Miami 7-200 Miami 14-385 Philadelphia 4-102 Cleveland 5-122 Green Bay 6-145 Philadelphia 6-151 San Diego 9-243 St. Louis 11-282 Buffalo 2-29 Kansas City 2-46 L.A. Rams 4-85 Kansas City 4-102 New England 4-107 Detroit 5-112 Kansas City 6-152 Atlanta 10-261 Cleveland 11-276 San Francisco 11-301 L. A. Rams 12-322 San Francisco 5-121 Houston 9-233 Minnesota 12-309 Washington 3-80 New England 6-159 Minnesota 6-165 Cincinnati 8-203 Chicago 10-266 Minnesota 5-120 Indianapolis 11-289 Philadelphia 3-75 N.Y. Jets 8-205 Pittsburgh 11-279 Tampa Bay 3-56 New York Jets 3-73 Cleveland 11-289 San Francisco 11-300 Philadelphia 6-146 Detroit 10-276 New Orleans 7-187 Houston 4-123 Denver 5-150 Arizona 7-227 Jacksonville 7-245 Kansas City 5-181 Buffalo 4-100 Atlanta 1-16 Arizona 7-212 Kansas City 4-143 Tampa Bay 7-250 St . Louis 5-176 Baltimore 7-218 Oakland

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Ed “Too Tall” Jones was selected No.1 in 1974 and is currently the only HBCU player to be picked first overall in the NFL Draft.

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While Ed Jones was taken No. 1 overall in 1974, Waymond Bryant was selected with fourth overall pick by the Chicago Bears.

TSU IN THE NFL DRAFT BY THE NUMBERS 49ers................................... 8 Bears................................... 4 Bengals.............................. 3 Bills...................................... 6 Broncos............................. 2 Browns............................... 5 Buccaneers........................ 2 Cardinals........................... 5 Chargers............................ 6 Chiefs................................. 8 Colts................................... 6 Cowboys........................... 3 Dolphins........................... 6 Eagles................................. 7 Falcons............................... 3 Giants................................. 1 Jaguars.............................. 1 Jets...................................... 4 Lions................................... 6 Oilers.................................. 4

Packers.............................. 3 Patriots.............................. 3 Raiders............................... 4 Rams................................... 6 Ravens............................... 1 Redskins............................ 3 Saints................................. 2 Steelers.............................. 4 Vikings............................... 5 Total Picks.............. 121

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TIGERS IN THE NFL 72 Charles Buchannan 71 Homer Elias

52 Onzy Elam

84 Marcus Dowdell

72 Cleveland Elam 75 Elbert Drungo

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, OT Buffalo Bills, 1983 Alex Carter, DE Cleveland Browns, 1987 James Carter, DE Pittsburgh Steelers, 1966

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58 Mike Hegman

95 Richard Dent 89 Avion Black

17 Joe Gilliam, Jr.

11 Ben Brown

23 Clifford Brooks

38 Larry Barnes 37 Cid Edwards

80 John Holland

29 Randy Fuller 96 Lamar Divens

46 Brent Alexander

66 Bennie Anderson

Willie Carter, HB Chicago Cardinals, 1953

Eldridge Dickey, QB, WR Oakland Raiders, 1968, 1971

Minnesota Vikings, 1962 Buffalo Bills 1963, 65-66, 69

Alvin Coleman, DB Minnesota Vikings, 1967 Cincinnati Bengals, 1969-71 Philadelphia Eagles, 1972

Lamar Divens, DT Baltimore Ravens, 2008-2011 Tennessee Titans, 2012 San Francisco 49ers, 2012-Present

Randy Fuller, DB Denver Broncos, 1994 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1995-97 Atlanta Falcons, 1998-2000

Rico Council, LB Tennessee Titans, 2012

Larry Dorsey, WR San Diego Chargers, 1976-77 Kansas City Chiefs, 1978

Rogers Gains, DE Denver Broncos, 2013 New York Giants 2014

Marcus Dowdell, WR/KR New Orleans Saints, 1992-93 Arizona Cardinals, 1995-96

Chuck Gavin, DE Denver Broncos, 1960-63

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, DB Arizona Cardinals, 2008-10 Philadelphia Eagles, 2011-12 Denver Broncos, 2013 New York Giants, 2014 - 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, Colts 1968 Richard Dent, DE **2011 NFL Hall of Fame** Chicago Bears, 1983-93 San Francisco 49ers, 1994 Chicago Bears, 1995 Indianapolis Colts, 1996 Philadelphia Eagles, 1997

Elbert Drungo, T Houston Oilers, 1969-71 Houston Oilers, 1973-77 Buffalo Bills, 1978 King Dunlap, DT Baltimore Colts, 1969 Cid Edwards, RB St. Louis Cardinals, 1968-71 San Diego Chargers, 1972-74 Chicago Bears, 1975 Kadeem Edwards, T Tampa Bay, 2014 - 15 Jacksonville, 2015 - Present Cleveland Elam, DE San Francisco 49ers, 1975-78 Detroit Lions, 1979

George Gilchrist, OT 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 John Holland, WR Minnesota Vikings, 1974 Buffalo Bills, 1975-77

Onzy Elam, LB New York Jets, 1987-88 Washington Redskins, 1989

Vernon Holland, OT Cincinnati Bengals, 1971-79 Detroit Lions, 1980 New York Giants, 1980

Homer Elias, OG Detroit Lions, 1978-84

Steve Holloway, WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1987

Charley Ferguson, SE-TE Cleveland Browns, 1961

Bryan Howard, S Minnesota Vikings, 1982

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TIGERS IN THE NFL 70 Larry Woods

23 Anthony Shelton

81 Patrick Robinson

71 William Wynn

Claude Humphrey, DE ** 2014 NFL Hall of Fame ** Atlanta Falcons, 1968-74, 1976-78 Philadelphia Eagles, 1979-81 Herman Hunter, RB-KR Philadelphia Eagles, 1985 Nathaniel Jackson, FB Buffalo Bills, 1977 Ligarius Jennings, DB Cincinnati Bengals, 2001-02 Danny Johnson, LB Green Bay Packers, 1978 Leo Johnson, WR San Francisco 49ers, 1969-70 James “Monk” Johnson, WR San Francisco 49ers, 1974-76 Stan Johnson, DT Kansas City Chiefs, 1978 Clarence Jones, WR Jacksonville Jaguars, 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, 75-78 Philadelphia Eagles, 1974-75 Washington Redskins, 1979-80 Mike Jones, WR Minnesota Vikings, 1983-85 New Orleans Saints, 1986-87 New England Patriots, 1989 Roger Jones, CB Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1991-93 Cincinnati Bengals, 1994-96 Tennessee Oilers, 1997

72 Robert Woods

1 Noland Smith

40 Javarris Williams

66 Michael Thompson

94 Benard Wilson

72 Lawrence Smith

71 Larry Tharpe

83 Charley Wade

45 Tony Stargell

62 Dwight Wheeler

96 Malcolm Taylor

Eric Joyce, DB Chicago Bears, 2002 Arizona Cardinals, 2004

Loaird McCreary, TE Miami Dolphins, 1976-78 New York Giants, 1979

Jim Kelly, TE Chicago Bears, 1974

Franklin McRae, DT Chicago Bears, 1967

Anthony Pleasant, DE Cleveland Browns, 1990-95 Baltimore Ravens, 1996 Atlanta Falcons, 1997 New York Jets, 1998-2000 New England Patriots, 2001-2003

Jerrold McRae, WR Kansas City Chiefs, 1978 Philadelphia Eagles, 1979

David Pool, DB San Diego Chargers, 1990 (9)

Greg Kindle, T-G St. Louis Cardinals, 1974-75 Atlanta Falcons, 1976 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

Leon Moore, DB Los Angeles Rams, 1967-69 Washington Redskins, 1970

Donald Laster, T Washington Redskins, 1982 Detroit Lions, 1984 AC Leonard, TE Minnesota Vikings, 2014 Anthony Levine, DB Green Bay Packers, 2011-2012 Baltimore Ravens, 2012-Present James Lewis, DB Miami Dolphins, 1975 Jao Makor, K Philadelphia Eagles, 1989 Larry Mallory, S New York Giants, 1976-78 Jim Marsalis, CB Kansas City Chiefs, 1969-75 New Orleans Saints, 1977

Steve Moore, G-T New England Patriots, 1983-87 Anthony Morris, T Oakland Raiders, 2015 Robert Myers, G Baltimore Ravens, 2015 Indianpolis Colts, 2015 Denver Broncos, 2015 - Present

Dan Pride, 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 Demetrius Rhaney, C St. Louis/ Los Angeles Rams, 2014-Present Harold Rice, DE Oakland Raiders, 1971 Johnnie Robinson, DB Detroit Lions, 1966-67

Cecil Newton, Jr., C Jacksonville Jaguars, 2009-2011 Dallas Cowboys, 2012

Patrick Robinson, WR/KR Cincinnati Bengals,1993 Arizona Cardinals, 1994

McDonald Oden, TE Cleveland Browns, 1980-82

Kevin Russell, DB Philadelphia Eagles, 1977

John Owens, DE Miami Dolphins, 1976

De’Ante Saunders, DB Cleveland Browns, 2015

Rodney Parker, WR Philadelphia Eagles, 1980-81

Simon Shanks, LB Arizona Cardinals, 1995

Frank Pillow, WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1988-90

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TIGERS IN THE NFL 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 Lawrence Smith, OL Baltimore Ravens, 2003-03 Buffalo Bills, 2004-05 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 Lawrence Smith, 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

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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 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

Javarris Williams, RB Kansas City Chiefs, 2009-11 Houston Texans, 2011 Larry Woods, 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

Hal Turner, DE Detroit Lions, 1954 David Van Dyke, S Kansas City Chiefs, 2014 Charley Wade, WR Chicago Bears, 1974 Green Bay Packers, 1975 Kansas City Chiefs, 1977 Carl Wafer, DE-DT Green Bay Packers, 1974 New York Giants, 1974 Willie Walker, FL Detroit Lions, 1966

Former TSU Facilities Manager Jerrold McRae played two seasons in the league for a pair of teams.

Riley Walton, TE Kansas City Chiefs, 1987 Bill West, DB Oakland Raiders, 1971

Joe Sweet, WR Los Angeles Rams, 1972-73 New England Patriots, 1974

Dwight Wheeler, T-C New England Patriots, 1978-83 Los Angeles Raiders, 1984-88

Malcolm Taylor, DE Houston Oilers, 1982-83 Los Angeles Raiders, 1986-88 Atlanta Falcons, 1989

Bernard Wilson, NT Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1993 Arizona Cardinals, 1994-97 Joe “Turkey” Jones played for nearly a decade in the NFL from 1970-80 for four different teams.

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TIGERS IN THE SUPER BOWL Tennessee State has been well represented on the rosters of 23 teams in 20 Super Bowls. Out of the 20 players who made Super Bowl appearances, nine have won a championship with their respective teams. Former Tigers Willie Mitchell and Fletcher Smith were on the Kansas City Chiefs in the first ever Super Bowl in 1967. Bennie Anderson was the last former Tiger to win a Super Bowl ring, playing offensive guard on the world champion, Baltimore Ravens, in 2001. Anthony Pleasant (New England Patriots), Joe Gilliam, Jr. (Pittsburgh Steelers), Ed “Too Tall” Jones (Dallas Cowboys), Mike Hegman (Dallas Cowboys) and Randy Fuller played in more than one Super Bowl. Fuller is the only Tiger to make appearances with two different teams playing with the Pittsburg Steelers and Atlanta Falcons while Hegman and Jones were teammates in Super Bowl XII and XIII. Thus far, Jones has tallied the most apperances with three. In Super Bowl XV, Claude Humphrey and Rodney Parker became another TSU pair to play for the NFL Championship with the Philadelphia Eagles. TSU great Richard Dent is the only alum to be named game MVP , helping to lead the Chicago Bears over New England to conclude the 1985 season in Super Bowl XX. in his rookie season, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie helped the Arizona Cardinals to their first NFL Championship in 2009 appearing in Super Bowl XLIII. This past season, Robert Myers suited up for the Broncos in Super Bowl 50. TSU has had four former players compete in five of the last six Super Bowls.

In his rookie season, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie became the 17th TSU football alum to play for a NFL Championship, helping the Arizona Cardinals to Super Bowl XLIII in 2009.

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 Bowl XXX Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl XXXIII

Nolan Smith, KR Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl IV Larry Woods, OT Miami Dolphins Super Bowl VIII Joe Gilliam, Jr. QB Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowls IX, X John Holland, FL Minnesota Vikings Super Bowl IX Ed “Too Tall” Jones, DE Dallas Cowboys Super Bowls X, XII, XIII Mike Hegman, LB Dallas Cowboys Super Bowls XII, XIII Claude Humphrey, DE Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl XV

Richard Dent played for the 1986 NFL Champions, Chicago Bears, and was named Super Bowl XX MVP.

Rodney Parker, WR Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl XV

Bennie Anderson, OG Baltimore Ravens Super Bowls XXXV Anthony Pleasant, DE New England Patriots Super Bowls XXXVI, XXXVIII Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, DB Arizona Cardinals Super Bowl XLIII Denver Broncos Super Bowl XLVIII Anthony Levine, DB Green Bay Super Bowl XLV Baltimore Super Bowl XLVII Lamar Divens, DL San Francisco Super Bowl XLVII Robert Myers, OL Denver Super Bowl 50

Oliver Davis, DB Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl XVI

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ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Abernathy, Mingo, 1997 Ackerman-Carter, O’Shay, 2015Adams, Joe, 1977- 80 Adams, Roderick, 1982-85 Adams, Zenoch, 1946-47 Ages, Lamel, 2004 Adeboyejo, Qudus 2004-07 Alexander, Avern 2004-07 Alexander, Brent, 1990-93 Alexander, Hubbard, 1958-61 Alexander, Patrick, 2002 Allen, Donnell, 1980-81 Allen, Donnie, 1958-60 Allen, Lytle, 1957-60 Allen, Robert, 1976 Alvarez, Juan, 1999 Alyaseen, Bader, 2008 Ammons, Ilya, 1988 Anderson, Allen, 1947 Anderson, Bennie, 1996-99 Anderson, Brock, 2003 Anderson, Joseph, 1962 Anderson, Kevin, 2003 Anderson, Nathaniel, 1956-59 Anderson, Paul, 1949-52 Andrews, James, 2007-09 Anthony, Charles, 2001-04 Anthony, Shaq, 2014-15 Applewhite, Louis, 2001-03 Arkle, Jerome, 1951 Armstrong, Curtis, 1959-60 Armstrong, Denzel, 2012 Armstrong, Mike, 1984-85 Arnold, Henry, 1958-61 Arrington, Dan, 1953 Atkins, Dumaka, 2008-09 Avery, Mickey, 1980-83 Ayoola, Dare, 2011

Bailey, Kevin, 1990 Bailey, Robert, 2014 Baker, Kalvin, 2006-09 Baker, Phillip 2005 Balthazer, George, 1957-60 Banks, Eugene 2005,06 Baptiste,Crosby 2006 Barbee, Ronald, 1959-62 Barkan, Scott, 1990-91 Barker, Lamar, 1992-93; 95 Barksdale, Gregory, 2012-13 Barnes, Lawrence, 1973-76 Bass, Anthony, 2011-14 Bass, William, 1944-45 Batson, John, 1951-52 Bather, Andrew, 2012-15 Bather, Brandon, 2007-10

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Brooks, Darrell, 1989-91 Brooks, Darrell, 1984 Brooks, Germaine, 2000 Brooks, Justin, 2015Brooks, Sidney, 1988 Brooks, Stephen, 2010-11 Broome, Arcentae, 1995-98 Broughton, Tim, 2012-13 Broussard, Herbert, 1960 Brown, Allen, 2000-01 Brown, Alton, 1979-80 Brown, Anthony, 2001-03 Brown, Ben, 1987-89 Brown, Carl, 1991; 1993-94 Brown, George, 1947-48 Brown, Jimmy, 1972 Brown, John, 1927-30 Brown, Jonathan, 1999 Brown, Jonathan, 2008-09 Brown, Nathaniel, 1969-71 Brown, Preston, 2008-10 Brown, Robert, 2002-03 Brown, Roscoe, 1944-46 Brown, Samuel, 1965-68 Brown, Van, 1995 Brown, Willie Bo, 1964-65 Brownley, Clarence, 1951-54 Broxie, Marcus, 2008-10 Brumfield, Claude, 1968-69 Bryant, Waymond, 1970-73 Buchanan, Charles, 1983-86 Buchanan, Dwayne, 2001-03 Buchanan, Singer, 1944 Buchanan, Wilkie, 1961 Buford, Carl, 2005-08 Buford, James, 1953-56 Bullard, Fred, 1944 Bumgardner, Jody, 1990 Burley, Ivan, 2003-04 Burnette, Fred, 2003-05 Burris, Brian, 1987 Burton, Myron, 1996 Burton, Thomas, 2014 Bush, Clarence, 1950-52 Butler, John, 1971-74 Butler, Ronald, 2013Butterfield, Tyrone, 1997-98 Butts, Johnny, 2008 Byrd, Clinton, 1951 Byrd, DeShawn, 2012-13 Byrdsell, Paul, 1962

Caldwell, Darryl, 1981-82 Caldwell, James, 1950-52 Campbell, Albert, 1958 Campbell, Levell, 1959 Campbell, Lee, 1995-96 Cannon, Pierre, 2003

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Cansler, Bud, 1929-30 Canty,Jarvis, 2007-08 Carnahan, Ralph, 1975-76 Carpenter, Harry, 1965-68 Carter, Alex, 1983-84 Carter, Cameron, 2014 Carter, Carl, 1946-49 Carter, George, 1965 Carter, James, 1965 Carter, Jimmy Paul, 1975-78 Carter, Lamar, 1996-99 Carter, McArthur, 1962 Carter, Sherman, 2009-12 Carter, Terry, 1996 Carter, Willie, 1950-52 Caruthers, James, 1975-76 Cato, Issac H., 1929-30 Cephas, Anthony, 2000 Champine, Daniel, 1954-57 Chatman, Jeff, 1983-85 Chatman, Karl, 1987-89 Cheeseborough, Clarence, 1944 Cisneros, Taylor, 2007-10 Claiborne, Holt, 2012-13 Clark, David, 1998- 2001 Clark, Dorian, 1992-95 Clark, Lane, 2014Clark, Major, 1950-51 Clark, Willie, 1988 Clay, Benny, 1956-59 Clay, Evan, 2014-15 Clay, George Clay, Marshall, 1944 Clay, Roy, 1960-61-62 Clayborne, Edward, 1948-51 Clemmons, Modell, 2003 Clifford, Eugene, 2008-10 Cochran, Daron, 1997 Coffee, Jackie, 1980-81 Coffey, Jeremy, 2011-12 Coleman, Alvin, 1963-66 Coleman, Cornelius, 2009-10 Coleman, Dave, 1976-79 Coleman, Fonzy, 1962 Coleman, Frank, 1952 Coleman, Jamal, 2008-10 Coleman, Maceo, 1967-71 Coleman, Sam, 1975-76 Coleman, St. Clair, 1974 Collins, Abe, 1979-80 Collins, Barry, 1981-84 Collins, Chris, 2008-09 Collins, Chris, 2014Collins, Dale, 1979 Collins, Keith, 1992-95 Collins, Robert, 1951 Cook, Jerald, 2005-06 Cook, Laquarius, 2015Cook, Latwaun, 1995-96


ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Cook, Stanley, 1994-97 Cooks, Tyrone, 1971-74 Cooley, Willie, 1954-57 Cooper, Juandale, 2000-03 Cooper, Joe, 1965-68 Cooper, Mark, 1990 Cooper, William, 2015 Copeland, George, 1991-93 Cork, Kippie, 1997-98 Cornelius, Joe, 1965-68 Council, Rico, 2007-11 Coure, Eric, 1996 Cousin, Quindell, 2014Cox, Denard, 2004-06 Cox, William, 1934-35 Crawford, Fred, 1955 Crawford, George, 1970-71 Crawford, James, 1958 Crawford, Malcolm, 2008-10 Crawford, Quinton, 1985-87 Crawford, Robert, 1954-57 Crawford, Robert, 2015Crockett, Ryan, 1988-90 Crooks, Anthony, 1984 Cross, Tim, 1987-90 Crowe, John, 1992 Crum, Paul, 1946-49 Culbreath, Anthony, 1990 Cummings, R., 1946-47 Cummings, Sidney, 1953-56 Cunningham, Scott, 2000-03 Cunningham, Sean, 2008-09 Cyrus, Warren, 1946

Dale, Andrew, 2012-15 Dance, Wayne, 1951-53 Dandridge, Tony, 1988 Daniels, David, 1980-84 Davenport, Adam, 2013 Davenport, Calvin, 1995-98 Davis, Al, 1998 Davis, Albert, 1967-70 Davis, Andre, 2004-05 Davis, Alex, 2007-10 Davis, Brent, 2009-11 Davis, Cedric, 1991-94 Davis, Darron, 1991-94 Davis, Gary, 1979-82 Davis, Grannison, 1946-49 Davis, Leonard, 2003-06 Davis, Levi, 1954-55 Davis, London 2010-12 Davis, Maurice 2005-08 Davis, Oliver, 1973-76 Davis, Robert, 1999- 2001 Davis, Tommy, 1965 Davis, Walter S., 1929-30 Dawson, Lewis, 2009

Dean, Byron, 1980-81 Dean, Criven, 1959-60 Dean, Demardre, 2009-11 Dean, Marlon, 1984; 1986 Deanes, Marcus, 2014Delaney, George, 1962 Deloney, Chris, 2010-11 DeLong, Gabe, *1998-99 Dennard, Archie, 2014-15 Dent, Richard, 1979-82 Deramus, Jesse, 1976-78 Derico, James, 1982-85 Derrick, Lee, 1953-56 Dickens, John, 1978 Dickey, Eldridge, 1964-67 Dillard, Marcus, 1988 Dixon, Billy, 1945-48 Dixon, Harvey, 1965 Dixon, Terrance, 1994, 96-97 Dobbins,Neon 2006 Dodd, Maurice, 1995-96 Dollar, Luther, 1998- 2000 Donaldson, Shannon, 2003 Dorlean, Frantzy, 2004-05 Dorsey, Larry, 1972-75 Doss, Nate, 1997 Dotson, Orlando, 1998-2001 Doughty, Willie, 1978-81 Dove, Aliff, 1986 Dowdell, Marcus, 1988-91 Dowdell, Steve, 1984-86 Downs, Olten, 2003-05 Drummond, Amos, 1983 Drummond, Robert, 1944-47 Drungo, Elbert, 1965-68 Dumervil, James, 2003-04 Duff, Gerod, 1990-92 Duncan, Almonte, 2003-06 Duncan, Trevion, 2015Dunham, Maurice, 1992-95 Dunker, Jessaman, 2013Dunlap, King, 1965-68 Durden, Michael, 1997- 2000 Durojaiye, Ande, 2000-03

Eady, Saul, 1989-90 Earthman, Andrew, 1956-59 Easterly, Daniel, 2014 Edmondson, Alton, 1982-84 Edwards, Blair, 2015Edwards, Jonathon, 2003-06 Edwards, Kadeem, 2009-13 Edwards, Rodney, 2013Eggleston, Leo, 1991 Ehret, Tim 2006 Elam, Cleveland, 1971-74 Elam, Onzy, 1983-86 Elder, John, 1986

Elias, Homer, 1975-76 Ellington, Thomas, 1995 Ellis, Stephen, 1975-76;78 Esaw, Charles, 1965-68 Eskew, Robert, 1965-68 Etheredge, Carlos, 1961-62 Evans, Bart, 1983-84; 86 Evans, Erick, 2015Evans, Kenton, 2000 Evans, Ronald, 2007-08 Evans, Samquan, 2011Ezelle, Willie, 1994-95

Falker, Quincy, 1997-98 Falker, Ryan, 1993; 95-97 Farmer, Steve, 2001-02 Farrell, Carl, 1961 Ferguson, Charles, 1957-60 Ferguson, Kenneth, 1999 Finley, Howard, 1965 Finch, James, 2008 Fite, Ray, 1969-70 Fitzgerald, Maurice, 1975-78 Fitzpatrick, Daniel, 2011-14 Fitzpatrick, Robert, 1987 Fleetwood, Ronald, 1979-81 Fleming, Derek, 1996 Flemming, Joe, 1983 Flemming, Marvin, 1979; 81-82 Flemming, Nathaniel, 1958 Fletcher, B.J., 2000-02 Flournoy, J.J., 1989-90 Floyd, Larry, 1996-99 Floyd, Leon, 1982-83 Foggy, Joe, 1952 Folkes, William, 1946-49 Ford, Aaron, 1977-80 Foreman, Hezekiah, 1945-46 Ford, Lamont, 1997 Forge, Ronald, 1976-79 Foster, Henry, 1978-80 Francis, Charles, 1949-52 Francis, Eric, 2004 Francois, Edmond, 1958-61 Franklin, Glasco, 1949-50 Fraser, Frank, 1955 Freeman, Arthur, 1965 Freeman, Chuck, 1995 Freeman, Isaiah, 2014-15 Freeman, Richard, 1992-95 Freeman, Rodney, 1978-80 Freeman, Terryl, 1989 Frett, Vernon, 2011-13 Frierson, John, 1990-92 Fritz, Rodney, 2008-09 Fuller, Randy, 1990-93

#BigBlueRising

Gaines, Clarence, 1950-52 Gaines, Rogers, 2009-12 Gardner, Gerome, 1990-93 Gardner, Gloria, 1957-60 Gardner, Kenneth, 1979-82 Garlington, Leon, 1986-87 Garlington, Weldon, 2011-14 Garrett, James, 1957-59 Gaston, Benny, 1994-95 Gatewood, Eddie, 1972-73 Gavin, Charles, 1954-57 Gay, Melvin, 1951 Gayle, Richard, 2005 -06 German, Michael, 2011-14 Germany, Chad, 1990-93 Gholston, Calvin, 1975-78 Gibbs, Ricki, 2001 Giddens, Deon, 2000-03 Gilbert, James, 1944 Gilchrist, George, 1946-49 Gillespie, Walter, 1948-51 Gilliam, Craig, 1963-66 Gilliam, Jr., Joe, 1968-71 Gillis, James, 1962-64 Gleaves, Johntae, 2009-12 Glover, Ashberry, 1969-71 Glover, Lorenzo, 1984-85 Godbolt III, Stephen, 2011-13 Godfrey, Colin, 1989-92 Godfrey, Jamin 2010-13 Golden, Ricky, 1977-80 Goodloe, Marcel, 2001 Goodowens, Seth, 1998-2001 Gordon, Rosmond, 1979-80 Gore, Timothy, 1973-74 Graddick, Sherard, 2005-08 Graham, Antonio, 2005-08 Graham, Jamil, 1997 Graham, Thomas, 1996-99 Grant, Michael, 1973-74 Gray, Billy, 1950-51-52 Gray, Chris, 2008 Gray, Clinton, III ,2005 Gray, Eric, 1985-86-87 Grayson, Curley, 1998- 2000 Grear, Stacy, 1984-88 Green, Clifford, 1993-96 Green, Dez, 2006 Green, Ervin, 1960-61-62 Green, James, 1951-54 Green, Lendyburgh, 1984 Green, Marquel, 2007-08 Greene, Corey, 2000 Greer, James, 1965-68 Gregory, Joshua, 2008-09 Griffin, Alvin, 1987-89 Griffin, Richard, 1960

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ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Griffin, Steve, 1983-86 Griffin, William, 1954-57 Grooms, Dominic, 2008-10 Gunn, Jerrold, 2007-08 Guthrie, Jarron, 2009-12 Guydon, Joe, 1986-88 Guyton, Terrence, 1997- 2000

Haigler, Allen, 1972-74 Hairston, Perry, 1953 Hairston, Richard, 1950-52 Hall, Darion, 2012-14 Hall, Gerald, 1988-90 Hall, Juan, 1994-97 Hall, Marquez, 2007-10 Hall, Miguel 2005-09 Hall, Perry, 1989-92 Hall, Rayburn, 1996-97 Hall, Robert, 1984-86 Ham, Chris 2002-05 Hamilton, Charles, 1946-49 Hammock, Courtney, 1991-94 Hammonds, Philip, 1995-96 Hancock, George, 1974 Hancock, James, 1973-74; 76 Hanna, Darien, 2012 Haralson, Larry, 2015Harper, Antonio 2010-13 Hardin, Brandon, 2008-09 Harrell, Ozzie, 2007-09 Harrell, Charles, 1969 Harris, Aaron, 2002 Harris, Artrell, 1990 Harris, Brian, 2001-03 Harris, Charlie, 1959-62 Harris, Louis, 1977-80 Harris, Morris, 1978-81 Harris, Patrick, 1986 Harris, Rod, 1992 Harris, Shannon, 2001 Harris, Terence, 1984-85; 87 Harris, Terence, 2013Harris, Vincent, 1979-80 Hartman, Richard, 2003-06 Haskin, Brandon, 2011-12 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, DeAndre, 2014-15 Haynes, Emmett, 1976-79 Haynes, Lee, 1977-80 Headen, Thomas, 1979-82 Hector, Anton, 1998-99

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Heffner, Antonio 2006-08 Hegman, Michael, 1972-74 Henderson, John, 1948-50 Henderson, Larry, 1999- 2000 Henderson, Vynell, 1979-82 Hendricks, George, 1974-75 Henson, Mike, 1998 Herndon, Joseph, 1948-51 Herrera, Desi, 1992 Herring, Freddie, 1968-69 Hester, Ernest, 1996 Hester, Solomon 1928-30 Heyward, Isiah, 1997- 2000 Hicks, Sylvester, 1974-76 High, Walter, 1968-69 Hill, Earnest, 1979-82 Hill, Enoch, 2007-09 Hill, Jaccari, 2003 Hillery, Jarrick, 1995-98 Hillman, Robert, 1991-93 Hills, Joseph, 2009-10 Hines, Andre, 1988-89 Hines, Chauncey, 1986-89 Hines, Percy, 1954-57 Hinton, Darrell, 1995-98 Hockett, Gary, 1985-88 Hodge, Craig, 1984-87 Holbert, Henry, 1936 Holcey, Michael, 1993-96 Holderhead, Leon, 2013-14 Holiday, George, 1949-51 Holiday, Herman, 1936 Holland, Garr, 1997- 2000 Holland, Jacob, 1976 Holland, John, 1971-73 Holland, LaKhalon, 2014Holland, Ronald, 1978-81 Holland, Vernon, 1968-69 Hollie, Alex, 1968; 1970 Hollis, Kevin, 2001-04 Holliman, Ulysses, 1951 Holloman, Byron, 1996-99 Holloway , Steve, 1983-86 Holman, Arthur, 1959-62 Holmes, Napolean, 1953-56 Holmes, Roger, 1985-87 Holmes, Welsey, 2003-05 Holt, James, 1944 Hood, David, 1985-86 Hooks, Telvin, 2012-15 Horton, Willie, 1981-84 Horne, Hilton, 2000-03 House, Howard, 1994 Hopkins, Stephen, 2014 Howard, Bryan, 1979-81 Howard, Camron, 1997 Howard, Clarence, 1954-55 Howard, Hunter, 2009-12 Howard, John, 1991-92 Howard, Riley 2006-08

Howard, Ronald, 1982-84 Howard, Thaddeus, 1986-87 Howard, Walter, 1946-48 Howse, Larry, 1971-74 Hubbard, Brian, 1996-98 Hubbard, Brandon 2004-05 Hudak, Joey, 2001-04 Hull, Julius, 1999, 2000 Humphrey, Claude, 1964-67 Hugh, James, 1995-96 Hunt, Johnny, 1962-63 Hunter, Charles, 1991-92 Hunter, Herman, 1981-84 Hurd, Clinton, 1996 Hurd, Jerome, 1994-96 Husband, Gregory, 1974-76

Ibisi, Benedict, 1998-2001 Ingram, Charles, 1997-2000 Irby, Kenny, 2001-02 Isabell, Billy, 1962

Jackson, Brandon 2006-08 Jackson, Dennis, 1971-72 Jackson, Dinsdale, 2012-15 Jackson, Greg, 1978 Jackson, Javier, 2008-09 Jackson, Kevin, 1996-97 Jackson, Kevin, 1998-99 Jackson, Leslie, 1947 Jackson, Marquaveus, 2012-13 Jackson, Michael, 1987-88 Jackson, Nathaniel, 1973-76 Jackson, Orlandis, 2008 Jackson, Orsorio, 1987-89 Jackson, Ron, 2000-03 Jackson, Thomas, 1992-93-94; 96 Jamerson, Najee, 2013 James, Detoy, 1997 James, Jesse, 1968; 70-72 James, Travis, 2008-12 Jamison, Leon, 1954-57 Jamison, Morris, 1991-94 Jarrett, Sylvester, 1978-80 Jenkins, Anthony, 1954-57 Jenkins, Justin, 2007-10 Jenkins, Patrick, 1999- 2002 Jenkins, William, 1993 Jennings, Ligarius, 1997- 2000 Johnson, Ashley, 1997- 2000 Johnson, Aurther, 1992; 94 Johnson, Avery, 1991-94 Johnson, Brandon, 1999 Johnson, C.J., 2000-03 Johnson, Chris 2005-08 Johnson, Danny, 1974-76

#BigBlueRising

Johnson, Floyd, 1951-52 Johnson, George S., 1974 Johnson, Henry, 1953-56 Johnson, James, 1971-74 Johnson, James, 1993-96 Johnson, Joe, 2012 Johnson, John, 1980-83 Johnson, Joseph, 2015Johnson, Kelcey, 1994 Johnson, Kevin, 1999-2000 Johnson, Ladarius, 2015Johnson, Leo, 1965 Johnson, Marlon, 1982-85 Johnson, Quentin, 1984-85 Johnson, Robert, 1976 Johnson, Ronald, 1985-86 Johnson, Stan, 1976 Johnson, Ty’Ron, 2007-09 Johnson, Val Gene, 1954-55 Johnson, Waymon, 1947 Johnson, William, 1944-47 Johnson, Willie, 1968 Jolly, Mike, 1978-79-80 Joiner, Reuben, 2001 Jones, Aaron, 1976-79 Jones, Antonio, 1997- 2000 Jones, Aubrey, 1979-80 Jones, Barion, 2002-04 Jones, Carlos, 1982-84 Jones, Ernest, 2004-05 Jones, Clarence, 1992-94 Jones, Cornelius, 1944-45 Jones, David, 1998-99 Jones, Douglas, 1952 Jones, Ed “Too Tall”,1970-74 Jones, Carlos, 2004-06 Jones, Germain, 1995-96 Jones, Gino, 1999 Jones, Israel, 1945 Jones, Joe, 1968-69 Jones, John Jr., 2009, 11 Jones Jeremy, 2010 Jones, Kazuo “Carlos”, 1983-84 Jones, Kenny, 1987-90 Jones, Leon, 1960 Jones, Marvin, 1998- 2001 Jones, Mike, 1979-82 Jones, Nate, 1981-82 Jones, Paul, 1952-53 Jones, Paul, 1988-90 Jones, Raymond, 1994-97 Jones, Roger, 1988-90 Jones, Sam, 1927-30 Jordan, Clarence, 2012 Jordan, Fred, 1929-30 Jordan, Gershom, 2008-10 Joseph, Aaron, 1978-79 Joseph, Jesse, 1946-49 Joyce, Eric, 1997-99, 2001 Junior, E.J., 2015-


ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Justice Jr., Antonio 2013-

Kamara, David, 2015Kellione, Jordan, 2012 Kelly, James, 1971-73 Kelly, Lavatiae, 2013 Kemp, Tyson, 2009 Kenney, John, 1960-62 Kenton, Kevin, 2014Kertcheval, Sebastian, 2015 Key, KaRon, 1998- 20001 Key, Michael, 1962 Key, Timothy, 1999 Killen, Josh, 2008 Killins, Henry, 1962 Kilgore, Deonte, 2008-09 Kimble, Roy, 1951-1954 Kincaide, Clyde, 1929-32 Kindle, Gregory, 1970-73 King, Jonathan, 1997 King, Russell, 1949 Kinnebrew, Larry, 1978; 1980-82 Kirk, Kello. 2003 Knight, Rashad, 2012 Knight, Stevie, 1991 Knox, Andrew, 2015-

Lacey, Lafayette, 1948-51 Lacey, Mike, 1994-96 Lackey, Jimmy, 1992-95 Lamb, Mack, 1962 Lambert, Eddie, 1968-69 Landrom, Jamar, 2004-05 Lane, Fred, 1970-71 Larkins, Glenn, 1969 Laster, Donald, 1978-81 Lassiter, Mieco, 1999 Law, Ty, 2014-15 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, Latrelle, 2014Lee, Travis, 2004-05 Leeper, Louis, 1984-86 Leonard, A.C., 2012-13 Leveque, Sterlin, 2014-15 Levine, Anthony 2006 -09 Lewis, Cornelius, 2007-08 Lewis, Craig, 1988 Lewis, Donald, 1985-86-87 Lewis, James, 1971,73-74 Lewis, James, 2013-15

Lewis, Norris, 1958-59 Lewis, Zachary, 1988 Lewter, James, 2009 Lightfoot, Shannon, 2003-05 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, 2008-10 Lorthridge, El, 1996 Love, Clarence, 1967-70 Love, Jhaquelle, 2012-14 Lucas, Michael, 1984, 86 Luckey, Aaron, 1990 Lusk Tyler, 2009-11 Lyons, Granville, 1971-74 Lyons, Marshall, 1996

Mable, Thomas, 1953, 55-56 Mackey, Curtis, 1984-85 Macon, John, 1989-91 Maddox, Marvin, 2015Major, DeCarlos, 1995-97 Makor, Jao’s1982-85 Mallory, Julian 2010-11 Mallory, Larry, 1972-74 Malone, Roosevelt, 1958 Malone, Shawn, 1988 Marable, Trevelle, 1992; 94 Mars, Aaron, 2003-06 Marsalis, James, 1965-68 Marsalis, Romannie, 1988 Marsh, John, 1995-96 Marshall, DeJuan, 1998 Marshall, Kendrick, 1946-49 Marshall, Willie, 1965 Martin, Claude, 1953-54 Martin, Dion, 1985-88 Martin, Lannie, 1976-79 Martin, Nigel 2006 Martin, Tyler, 2003 Martinez, Leo, 2003 Mason, Mike 2006 Massengale, Lendell, 1952-55 Massey, Harry, 1962 Massie, John, 1990 Matthews, James, 1972-74 Maul, James, 1949 May, Joey, 1996 Mayes, Ernie, 1956 Mayes, Jacob, 1968-70 McAfee, Carl, 1983-86 McAllister, Jason, 1998-2000 McBride, Billy, 1976 McCartherenes, Brian, 1999- 2000 McCellion, D.J., 2010-11 McClain, Thomas, 1956-57

McClanahan, James, 1952-55 McClean, Stuart, 2007-09 McCollam, Chad, 1991-92 McCord, Deerwood, 1965 McCord, Donnie, 1975-76 McCord, Thomas, 1965-68 McCoy, Clinton, 1946 McCoy, Vincent, 1974 McCray, Eric, 1995-98 McCreary, Loaird, 1972-75 McCrumbly, Donald, 1972-74 McCurdy, Willie, 1981, 83-84 McCutcheon, Mark, 1988-90 McDaniels, Levertis, 1985 McDonald, Maurice, 1961-62 McFall, Patrick, 1995-96 McFarland, Errick, 1999-2000 McGee, Wendell, 1990 McGill, Nate, 2015 McGowan, Royce, 1992-95 McKelpin, Chris, 1979 McKinney, George, 1988 McMillion, Mike, 1978-80 McNairl,Calvin 2007-11 McNairy, Tim, 1993 McNeal, George, 1960-63 McNeal, Paul, 1959-62 McNutt, Antoine, 1998-99 McPherson, Joseph, 1952-53 McPherson, Michael, 1999 McPherson, Ulyesses,1944-47 McRae, Franklin, 1965 McRae, Jerrold, 1974-77 McTorry, Charles, 1970-72 McWilliams, John, 1969-72 Medley, Mahlon, 2015Meneese, Roy, 1964-66 Merritt, Don, 1965 Metcalf, Fred, 1956-59 Middlebrooks, Charles,1977-78 Middleton, Brent, 1979-82 Middleton, Marshun, 1990-93 Miles, Harold, 1984-86 Milian, Nicholas, 2002-05 Miller, Darrell, 1988-90 Miller, Jeremy 2006 Mims, Lawrence, 1984-86 Mitchell, Curtis, 1978-81 Mitchell, Fay, 1954-57 Mitchell, Jon, 1996-97 Mitchell, Melvin, 1973-75 Mitchell, Ryan, 2011-14 Mitchell, Willie, 1960-62 Monroe, Anthony, 1988-89 Moore, Charles, 1958-61 Moore, Derrick 2005-06 Moore, Duane, 1993-96 Moore, Greg, 1990 Moore, Jonathan, 2007-09 Moore, Kelton, 1999

#BigBlueRising

Moore, Leon, 1963-66 Moore, Reginald 2005-08 Moore, Riley, 1970 Moore, Scott, 1988 Moore, Steve, 1979-82 Moore, Terrance, 1993-94; 96 Moorman, Robert, 1990-92 Morgan, Mike, 1976-78 Morgan, Robert, 1973-76 Morgan, Toriano, 1998- 2000 Morgan, Willie, 1984 Morigney, Brian, 1984-85 Morris, Anthony, 2011-14 Morris, Rodney, 2015Morris, Roger, 2008-09 Morris, Theodore, 1962 Morrow, Gerald, 2003-06 Morrow, Jarrett, 2003-06 Morrow, Jason, 2015Morse, Jack, 1990-91 Morton, Edgar, 1944 Moseley, Matt, 2011 Motley, Zachary, 2008 Moye, Marcus, 1991-93 Muhammad, Hamid 1991 Murray, Leon, 1997-98-99 Murphy, Machellas, 2003-04 Murphy, Michael, 2009-13 Murphy, Robert, 1979-80 Myers, Carnell, 2000-02 Myers, Darius, 2009 Myers, Robert, 2011-14

Nails, Clarence, 1946-49 Ndem, Jack, 2012-13 Nevels,Robert 2006 Nesbitt, Roc-M, 2014Newton, Cecil 2005-08 Nicholas, Everett, 2014 Nicholls, Donte’e, 2009-11 Nixon, Barry, 1987-89 North, Justin, 2013Nunnally, Hoyt, 1968-71

O’Neal, Dantwaun, 2013Odell, Richard, 1978-79 Oden, McDonald, 1976-79 Ogundeko, Ebenezer, 2015Oliver, Harold, 1978-79 Oliver, Kevin, 2013-14 Overton, Van, 1988 Owens, Anthony, 1987-90 Owens, Johnny, 1972-75 Owens, Vincal, 1993

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ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Pannell, Darrell, 1988-89 Parker, Jeffrey, 1988 Parker, Hakeem, 2011; 2014-15 Parker, Rodney, 1975-76 Parks, Jerry, 1961 Parks, Samuel, 1954-57 Patana, Clint, 1989,1991 Patrick, Kwane, 2009 Patrick, Rodney, 1984-85 Patterson, Wendall, 2008 Patton, Charles, 1952 Patton, William, 1952-54 Payne, Elbert, 1981 Payne, Eric, 1999 Pearson, Kaylen, 2012 Pelote, Shawn, 1988 Perkins, Calvin, 1978 Perkins, Chris, 1998-99 Perkins, Tommy, 1981-84 Perry, Gerald, 1977-80 Perry, Jeremy, 2008-11 Perry, John, 1976 Perry, Luke, 1959-60 Perry, Mose, 1979 Peterson, Lawrence 2010-11 Pettiford, Kenneth, 1972-73 Pettus, James, 1971,73-74 Pettus, Larry, 1969,71-72 Phillips, Al, 1997 Phillips, Donnie, 1987 Phillips, Michael, 1979-81 Phillips, Russell, 1981-83 Pinson, Charles, 2001 Pillow Jr., Frank, 1984-87 Pilton, Elliot, 1990-91 Pinson, Donald, 1969-70 Pitts, Damion, 2003-06 Platt, Gregory, 1980 Player, James, 1952-55 Pleasant, Anthony, 1987-89 Pollard, Richard, 1950 Poole, Johnnie, 2009-10 Pope, Rodney, 1979-82 Porter, Dell, 2014Porter, Frederick, 1962 Powell, Charlie, 1961-62 Powell, Howard, 1950 Presley, Earl, 1990 Preston, Frederick, 1953 Price, Arbutus, 1987-90 Price, Chane, 1997- 2000 Price, Lamar, 2000-01 Price, Robert, 1944 Pride, Dan, 1992-95 Pride, Danny, 1965 Pruitt, Brian, 1992-95 Pruitt, Sam, 1992-93

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Pruitt, Tim 2010 Pryor, Jeremy, 2009-12 Puckett, Sam, 1979 Pulley, George, 2009 Pulley, Ralph, Pulliam, Charles,

Quarles, Derek, 1996 Quarles, George, 1950 Quarles, John, 1962

Rahman, Isa, 2001-02 Ramsey, Jamal, 2011 Rand, Larry, 1965 Randle, Stanley, 1959-62 Randolph, Tracey, 1984 Ransom, Brian, 1979-82 Ratliff, Preston, 1997- 2000 Ratliff, Tim, 1995-97 Ray, Darnell, 2004-05 Reaves, Priestly, 1986 Reed, Robert, 1962-64 Reed, Roderick, 1985-88 Reed, William, 1951-54 Reese, Alfred, 1970-72 Reese, James, 1988-90 Reese, Walter, 1997- 2001 Reese, Wayne, 1967-69 Reeves, Charles, 1982-83 Reid, Lonnie, 1960 Releford, James, 1952-55 Renfroe, Gilbert, 1982-85 Repress, Mike, 1984-85 Revere, Arthur, 1980-81 Rhaney, Demetrius, 2012-13 Rhoden, John, 2004-05 Rhodes, John, 1946-49 Rhodes, Mazio, 2014Rice, Bryan, 1994-96 Rice, Harold, 1965-68 Richardson, Chris, 2001 Richardson, Courtney 2005 -06 Richardson, Shaun 2006 Rickman, Arthur, 1950 Ridgeway, Justin, 2007-11 Robb, Amariah, 1998- 2000 Roberson, Danny, 1998- 2001 Roberson, Kevin, 2002-03 Roberts, Calvin, 2009 Roberts, DeWayne, 1981-82 Robertson, Darnell, 1984 Robertson, Nathan, 1988-90 Robinett, Cedrick, 1991, 1993 Robinson, Allen, 1963-64 Robinson, Arthur Lee, 1933-36

Robinson, Ben, 1985-88 Robinson, Chris, 2012 Robinson, Ezra, 2014Robinson, Fred, 1987-88 Robinson, John, 1966-68 Robinson, Johnnie, 1965-66 Robinson, Julian, 2015 Robinson, Mike, 1982-85 Robinson, Pat, 1988 Robinson, Patrick, 1989-92 Robinson, Preston, 1948-49 Robinson, Ricky, 1977-80 Robinson, Roger, 1981-84 Robinson, William, 1984-87 Robinson, Wilson 2010-13 Robles, Manny, 1999- 2003 Rogers, Brandon, 2011 Rodgers, Dominique, 2004-06 Rogers, Darryle, 1992-94 Rogers, Keith, 2002-04 Ross, Clyde, 1949 Rosser, Bryson, 2002-03-05 Roux, Abdul, 1997 Rowe, Algene, 1950 Rowley, Austin, 2015Rowser, Roshaun, 2003-06 Royster, Maurice, 2007-08 Rudolph, LaDarian, 2003 Rugley, Josiah, 1999 Rutland, Nikkeda 2004-06 Russell, Kevin, 1975-76

Sadler, David, 1988-89 Safeullah, Ahmed, 2000-03 Salters, John, 1948-49 Sample, Julian 2007-09 Samuels, Wesley 2010-13 Sanders, Ed, 1997-98-99 Sanders, Shelton, 1974 Sanders, Sugar, 2002 Sanders, Willie, 1965 Sanders-McCollum, Chris, 2013Sanford, George, 1950-52 Sarieh, Adi, 1991-92 Saunders, John, 1946-49 Saunders, De’Ante, 2013-14 Savage, Willie, 1947-48 Scales, Joseph, 1969-70 Scantling, Desmond, 2000-01 Scott, Gabe, 2015Scott, Mario, 1998 Scott, Ricky, 1981-82 Scott, William, 1946 Seabrooks, Glenn, 1968-69 Sears, JeMarc, 2011-14 Sears, Tim, 1979-80 Seay, Reggie, 1981-84

#BigBlueRising

Segree, Lawrence, 1992-95 Sellars, Lorenzo, 1975-76 Sellars, William, 1992 Shanks, Simon, 1989-90 Shannon, Robert, 1965-68 Sharpe, Alvin, 1948-51 Sharpe, John, 1948-51 Shaw, Rashad, 2000-03 Shelton, Anthony, 1988-89 Shelton, Steven, 2008-09 Shepard, Allen 2006 Sherrill, Andre’, 1987 Shipley, Detorrius, 2011-14 Shoats, Gary, 1983-84 Shockley, Jeff, 1979 Shy, Melvin, 1974-75 Sibley, Derek, 2011-14 Simmons, Arthur, 1936-38 Simmons, Jimmy, 2004 Simmons, Joseph, 1950-51 Simmons, Kelvin, 1997-99 Simmons, Lawrence, 1936-37 Simmons, Marvin, 1971-72 Simmons, Patrick, 1959 Simpson, Nathaniel, 1973-75 Sims, Chris, 1985-87 Sims, Dorsey, 1952-55 Sims, Rodger, 1968-70 Sims, Tracy, 2008-09 Singleton, Allen, 1992 Singleton, Armond, 1991 Singleton, Harold, 1958-61 Sippial, Fred, 1999 Sleigh, Charles, 1928-30 Smith, Ahmaad, 2002-05 Smith, Amzie, 1987-88 Smith, Avis, 1981-82 Smith, Blake, 2009-10 Smith, Brice, 2001 Smith, Dave, 1954-55 Smith, Elgin, 2000-01 Smith, Fletcher, 1962-65 Smith, Jermaine, 1999- 2000 Smith, Joe C., 1965 Smith, John, 1976-78 Smith, Jonathan, 1995 Smith, Kato, 1994-96 Smith, Kevin, 1988 Smith, Lawrence, 1998-2001 Smith, Jr., Lee, 1987-88; 90 Smith, Milton, 1947-48 Smith, Noland, 1963-66 Smith, Patrick, 2015Smith, Sam, 1965-66 Smith, T. J., 1995-97 Smith, Tom, 2014-15 Smith,Troy 2006 Smith, Wilbur, 1979-82 Smith, William, 1948-51 Smith, William P., 1944-47


ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Snow, Marcus, 2009-10 Sorrells, Calvin, 1955-58 Sparkman, Charles, 2007-10 Spears, Eric, 1983-85 Spells, Tevin, 2013-14 Spillman, JuJuan, 2008 Spivey, Samuel, 1965 Springfield, James, 2007-08 St. Clair, Reggie, 1999 St. Fleur,Renaloski, 2007-09 St. Louis, Sadrack 2005-06 St. Pierre, Mario, 1996 Stampley, Clay, 1952 Stargell, Sabastian1984-86 Stargell, Tony, 1986-89 Steadham, William, 1961 Steel, Charles, 1956 Steele, Ashmal, 1999 Stephens, Jeremy 2004-06 Sterling, Brent, 1996-99 Stephens, Demetro, 2015Stephens, Marquis, 1999-2001 Stevens, Billy, 1962 Stevens, Willie, 1952-53 Stevenson, Martine, 2011-14 Stevenson, Robert, 1968-71 Stewart, Eugene, 1959-60 Stewart, Lonnie, 1973-74 Stewart, Michael, 1962 Stith, Richard, 1950 Stith, Robert, 1951 Stokes., Jeremy 2006 Stokes, Theodore, 1949-52 Stone, Andre, 2001 Stone, Joe, 1987-89 Strange, Forrest, 1933-35 Street, Alvin, 1984-86 Street, Harold, 1947 Streiff, Micah, 2005-06 Strickland, Wade, 1985-86 Stroe, Matt, 1998 Strong, Aaron, 2003-06 Stubblefield, Travis, 2007-08 Studdard, Steve, 1986-88 Suesberry, Wilbur, 1955-58 Sullivan, Corey, 1996-99 Sumrall, Fred, 1965-68 Sweet, Joe, 1968-70 Swift, Odell, 1962 Swinney, Gregory, 1976-79

Tahir, Henry, 2003 Tahir, Vejin, 2009 Taliaferro, Claude, 1954-57 Tanner, James, 1948-49 Tanner, Willie, 1948-51 Tarver, Keith, 1985 Tarver, Sidney 2007-10 Tate, Golden, 1980-83 Tate, Walter, 1979 Taylor, Andrew 2010-13 Taylor, Brian, 2001 Taylor, Danny, 1984-87

Taylor, Darryl, 1980-82 Taylor, Donald, 1955-58 Taylor, James, 1978-79 Taylor, Malcolm, 1980-81 Taylor, Nathaniel, 1945-48 Tepper, Terrell, 2001-04 Tepper, Tewann, 2002-04 Terry, Gabe, 2014-15 Terry, Ryan, 1990 Thalmadge, Vick, 1951 Tharpe, Larry, 1989-91 Thaxton, Frank, 1975-76 Thaxton, James, 1970-72 Thomas, Albert, 1985-88 Thomas, Carlo, 1997- 2000 Thomas, Charles, 1968, 71-72 Thomas, Dante’ 2008-11 Thomas, Eddie, 1952-53 Thomas, Mike, 1976-79 Thomas, Paul, 2003-04 Thomas, Vincent, 1975-76 Thomas, William, 1945-48 Thomas, William, 1967-70 Thomas, Woodrow, 1955-58 Thompson, Al, 1988 Thompson, Austin, 1974-76 Thompson, Michael, 1995-96, 99 Thompson, Ralph, 1994 Thompson, Reno, 2005-08 Thompson, Shawn, 1995-98 Thompson, Tim, 1985 Thrasher, Nick, 2011-14 Tiddle, Milton, 1952-53 Tippens, Eric, 1996-97 Toomer, JaMar, 1997 Trotter, Jesse, 1977-80 Troutman, Jeff, 1985-86 Townsend, Jason, 2008-09 Townson, Jason, 2009 Tuck, William, 1992 Tucker, Mike, 1985 Tucker, William, 1991-93 Tucker, William, 1965 Turks, Harold, 1983-86 Turnage III, Ryan, 2012 Turner, Harold, 1948-51 Turner, Steve, 1979-82 Turner, Warren, 1981 Tyus, Andre, 2001

Ulmer, David, 1943-46 Umphrey, Albert, 1935-38

Valentine, Fred, 1953-54 Valentine, Todd, 1996-97 Van Dyke, David 2010-13 Vasser, Rommie, 1992-95 Vil, Eluzeis, 2011 Vinson, Ronnie, 2012-14 Vipond, Robert, 2009 Veach, Stanley, 1927-30

Wade, Charles, 1970-72 Wade, James, 1989-92 Wade, Issac, 1981-83 Wafer, Carl, 1970-73 Walker, Alfred, 2001-05 Walker, Bruce, 1978-80 Walker, Charles, 1956-59 Walker, James, 1968-69 Walker, Kenny, 1979-80 Walker, Riley, 2001-03 Walker, Willie, 1965 Wallace, Chris, 2015Wallace, Jason, 2010 Wallace, Lamar, 2009-12 Wallace, Lamarr, 1993-96 Walton, Charles, 1980 Walton, Riley, 1983-85 Ward, Clyde, 1980-83 Ward, Trabis, 2009-12 Washington, Marshall, 1954 Washington, William,1945-48 Waters, Melvin, 1987-90 Watkins, Jamie, 1999 Watkins, Larry, 1978-81 Watson, Harold, 2011-13 Watson, Tyrone, 1988-89 Weatherspoon, Johnny, 1985-87 Weatherspoon, Rashawn, 2008-11 Weldon, Batavia, 2000-01 Weaver, Mardae, 2001-03 Welch, Terry, 1985-86 Wellington, Nate, 1991-93 Wells, Kevin, 1996 West, Bill, 1968, 1970 West, Mike, 2011-14 West, Loranzo, 1995-96 Whatley, Amos, 1980-81 Wheeler, Dwight, 1975-77 Whitaker, Michael, 2012 Whitaker, Selmon, 1965-66 White, Greg, 2014 White, James, 1965-66 White, John, 1955 White, Willie, 1946-48 Whitmon, Cecil, 1951-53 Whitmon, David, 1944-45 Whitmon, Raymond, 1944-47 Whitrow, Thomas, 1930 Wilburn, Jesse, 1954-57 Wilcox, Paris, 2015 Wiley, Leonard, 1944-45 Wilkerson, Al, 1978-79 Wilkerson, James, 1988 Wilkins, Marques, 2009-10 Williams, Armand, 1997-98 Williams, Brandon, 2005-06 Williams, Bryan, 1984-87 Williams, C., 1946 Williams, Chadwick, 2013-14 Williams, Charles, 1968-69 Wiliams, Daniel, 2003-05 Williams, Darrell, 1992-94 Williams, Daryl, 1993-95

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Williams, Duaron, 2015 Williams, Fred, 1991-94 Williams, James, 1965 Williams, Javarris, 2005-08 Williams III, John, 2009-12 Williams, Justin, 2002-05 Williams, Leroy, 1960 Williams, Marcell, 1978-80 Williams, Robey, 1994-96 Williams, Ronald, 1965 Williams, Roy, 1952-53 Williams, Vantavious, 2014-15 Williams, Wendall, 1999-2000 Williamson, Randolph, 1975-76 Williford, Larry 2005-08 Willis, Jeffrey, 2005 Willis, Remond, 2007-08 Wilson, Bernard, 1988-91 Wilson, Bryce, 2011 Wilson, Devin, 2009-13 Wilson, George, 1960 Winfrey, Victor, 1987-89 Winston, Aubrey, 1957-59 Wisdom, Erik, 2008 Womble, Doug, 1988 Wright, Carlos, 2000-01 Wood, Marshall, 1951-53 Woods, Aaron, 2012-15 Woods, Anthony, 2009-12 Woods, Eddie, 2004-05 Woods, Jeremy, 2005-06 Woods, Larry, 1968-70 Woods, Robert, 1970-72 Woodard, Kellen 2006-09 Woodson, Ronnie, 1984 Wortham, Lamont, 1991-92 Wright, Carlos, 2000-03 Wright, Terrence 2006-07; 09-10 Wylie, Joseph, 2009-11 Wynn, Earl, 1944-47 Wynn, Franklyn, 1960-62 Wynn, Raleigh, 1946-49 Wynn, Shawney, 1970-73 Wynn, William, 1969-72

Yette, Emmett, 1951-52 Young,Duval 2006-08 Young, Maurice 2004-05 Zeigler, Bennie, 1996-99 *-medical redshirt, lettered.

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TSU ALL-AMERICANS 1934 Forrest Strange, C (CD, PC) 1935 William Cox, HB (CD, PC) 1936 Albert Umphrey, HB (CD, PC) 1937 Albert Umphrey, HB (CD, PC) Jimmie Harris, G (CD, PC) William Braudnex, E (CD, PC) 1944 William Bass, HB (CD, PC) 1945 William Bass, HB (CD, PC) Robert Drummond, T (CD, PC)

Forrest Strange made history becoming TSU’s First All-American in 1934.

1946

Robert Drummond, T (CD, PC) Nathaniel Taylor, QB (CD, PC) William Washington, E (CD, PC) Raymond Whitmon, HB (CD, PC)

1947

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)

1949 George Gilchrist, T (CD, PC) Grannison Davis, HB (CD, PC) 1950 Harold Turner, E (CD, PC) Walter Gillespie, C (CD, PC) Willie Tanner, T (CD, PC) 1951 Harold Turner, E (CD, PC) James Caldwell, E (CD, PC)

Robert Drummond (40), Raymond Whitmon (12), William Washington (17) and Nathaniel Taylor (14) were named All-Americans in 1946 before repeating in 1947. Drummond became the first Tiger to recieve All-America honors in three seasons from 1945-47.

1952 Matthew Maiden, FB (CD, PC) James Caldwell, T (CD, PC) 1953 Perry Hairston, E (CD, PC) Roy Kimble, HB (CD, PC) 1955 Charles Patton, G (CD, PC) 1956 James Buford, G (CD, PC) Charles Gavin, T (CD, PC) Fay Mitchell, HB (CD, PC) 1957 Leon Jamison, E (CD, PC) Charles Gavin, T (CD, PC) 1959 Charles Walker, E (CD, PC) Fred Metcalf, T (PC) 1960 George Balthazar, T (CD, PC) 1963 Robert Reed, G (PC) 1964 Robert Reed, G (PC) 1965 James Carter, G (PC) Johnnie Robinson, FL (PC) Eldridge Dickey, QB (PC)

(Key: ADW-Atlanta Daily World, AFCA-American Football Coaches, AP-Associated Press, BM-Black Mutual, CD-Chicago Defender, CDS-Consensus Draft Services, CSN-College Sporting 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 Black College Network, SN-Sporting News, SPN-Sports Network, T-Time Magazine, UPI-United Press International, WC-Walter Camp, HM-Honorable Mention, BTR-BoxToRow.com/BASN, PS-Phil Steele, DC-Dr. Cavil’s HBCU Black College Football, CSJ-College Sports Journal All-Freshman, HSRN- Heritage Sports Radio Network

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1966

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)

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1967 Eldridge Dickey, QB (PC) Claude Humphrey, T (PC, SN, T, AP) 1968 James Marsalis, DB (AP, SN, PC) Elbert Drungo, T (PC) 1969

Claude Brumfield, T (PC) Joe Jones, E (PC, AP, SC) Vernon Holland, T (PC) Wayne Reese, HB (PC)

1970

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)

1971

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)

1972

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)

1973

Ed “Too Tall” Jones, DE (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)

1974

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)

1975

Larry Dorsey, WR (PC, AP, UPI, SN, T) Loaird McCreary, TE (PC) Melvin Mitchell, G (PC)

1976 Oliver Davis, DB (PC) Sylvester Hicks, DT (PC) Jerrold McRae, WR (PC) 1977

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)

1978

John Smith, WR (PC, BM) Jimmy Carter, OG (E) Joe Adams, QB (AP, SN, PC, BM) Maurice Fitzgerald, DE (E)


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1979

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)

1980

Joe Adams, QB (SH, AP, ADW, J, 100%) Richard Dent, DE (ADW) Aaron Ford, LB (ADW) James Taylor, OC (ADW)

1981

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)

1982

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)

1983 Golden Tate, WR (SH, SN) 1984

Carl McAfee, DB (SN) Barry Collins, TE (SH) Herman Hunter, RB (SH) James Derico, LB (SH) Roger Robinson, DB (SH)

1985 Carl McAfee, DB 1986

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)

1988 Roderick Reed, LB (SH) 1989 Anthony Pleasant, DE (SH, ND, AP, FG) Simon Shanks, LB (E) 1990

Colin Godfrey, P (E, SH, AP, FG, WC, SPN) Simon Shanks, LB (SH) Anthony Owens, TE (SPN)

1991 Colin Godfrey, P (SH) Elliot Pilton, DE (SPN, ND) 1992 Colin Godfrey, P (SH) Perry Hall, LB (SH) 1993 Brent Alexander, FS (AP, NFL, SH, SPN) Randy Fuller, CB (NFL) 1994 Cedric Davis (SH, NFL) 1999

Lamar Carter, DE (SPN) Leon Murray, QB (SPN) Bennie Anderson (SBN) Avion Black (Team Link)

Michael Thompson (SBN)

Nick Thrasher (AFCA, PS, AP)

2000 Walter Reese, LB (FG) Carlos Wright, KR (FG) 2001

Steve Farmer, TE (HM) Walter Reese, LB (HM) Marquis Stephens, DB (HM) C. J. Johnson, WR (HM)

2003 Charles Anthony, RB  (AFCA, AP, SPN, SH, FG) C.J. Johnson, WR (SBN) 2004 Charles Anthony, RB (AFCA, AP, SBN, I-AA.org, FG, SH) 2007 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie,DB (SBN, AP, TSN,) 2008

Cornelius Lewis,OT (AP, CSN, SBN) Cecil Newton, C (CSN) Javarris Williams, RB (AFCA, CSN-HM,SBN) JuJuan Spillman, KR/PR (CDS-HBCU) Eugene Clifford, DB (CDS-FCS/HBCU) Rico Council, LB (CDS-HBCU) Brandon Jackson, FB (CDS-HBCU) Marcus Broxie, DE (CDS-HBCU) Roger Morris, DT (CDS-HBCU)

2009

Eugene Clifford, DB (BTR/CDS-FCS/HBCU) Rico Council, LB (CDS-HBCU) Marcus Broxie, DE (CDS-HBCU) John Jones, Jr., LB (CDS-HBCU)

2010 Eugene Clifford, DB (AP/BTR/WC/CSN-FCS/SBN/SN/PS-FCS) 2011

Rico Council, LB (BTR/SPN) Stephen Godbolt III, DB (CSJ - Freshman All-American) Joseph Wylie, DB (DC, BTR - Honorable Mention)

2012

Joe Bowens, TE (CSJ - Freshman All-American) Sherman Carter, C, (SBN) Kadeem Edwards, OG, (BT - HM) Rigers Gaines, OT, (AP, TSN, HBCU, BT) Stephen Godbolt III, DB (AP, TSN, CSN, SBN, HBCU, BT - HM) Jamin Godfrey, K, (HBCU) A.C. Leonard, TE (AP, TSN, CSN, SBN, HBCU, CFPA - Player of the Year, BT) Trabis Ward, RB, (SBN, HBCU, BT)

2013

Anthony Bass, DE (SN, AP, BTR, HSRN, HBCU) Kadeem Edwards, OT (BTR, SN, AP, HSRN, HBCU) Antonio Harper (BTR) Nick Thrasher (HBCU, BTR) Daniel Fitzpatrick (HBCU, BTR, SN, AP, CFPA, HSRN, ADA) AC Leonard (HBCU, BTR, AP, HSRN)

2014 Anthony Bass, DE (BTR, HBCU) Robert Myers, OG (PS) De’Ante Saunders (AFCA, SN, AP)

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TOTAL ALL-AMERICANS........................................... 340 MOST ALL-AMERICANS NAMED................................ PC

NUMBER OF ALL-AMERICANS BY MEDIA OUTLET AFCA..........................3 AP.............................29 CD.............................37 PC.............................95 E...............................13 SC...............................2 T.................................4 AD............................26 SN.............................17 BM............................11 K.................................7 FA...............................1 NB...............................1 SBN..........................10 PF...............................3 ADW...........................8 SH.............................34

AFCA..........................8 CDS-FCS.....................2 CDS-HBCU...............15 FG...............................6 ND..............................2 WC..............................2 SPN.............................7 NFL.............................3 HM..............................5 I-AA.ORG...................1 TSN.............................4 CSN............................6 BTR.............................8 CSJ..............................2 DC...............................1 PS...............................3 CFPA...........................2

MWC CHAMPIONS 1946 • 1947 • 1954 • 1956 1959 • 1960 • 1961 • 1963 1964 • 1965 • 1966 OVC CHAMPIONS 1998 • 1999 BLACK COLLEGE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 1946 • 1947 • 1954 • 1956 1965 • 1966 • 1970 • 1971 1973 • 1979 • 1981 • 1982 • 2013 GRANTLAND RICE BOWL NCAA MID-EAST REGION CHAMPIONS 1965 (Co-Champs) 1966 • 1970 • 1971 NCAA DIVISION I-AA PLAYOFFS 1981 • 1982 • 1998 1986 • 1999 • 2013

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The Tennessee State Tigers play two home games in one of the nation’s finest sports venues in Nissan Stadium, 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. Nissan Stadium is located on the east bank of the Cumberland River in downtown Nashville. Nissan Stadium, which seats approximately 69,143 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

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playing surface in the NFL in a poll conducted among league players in 2001. Nissan Stadium 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. Nissan Stadium 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 Nissan Stadium grounds. In

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addition to games featuring the Tigers and Titans. Nissan Stadium also hosts college football’s annual Music City Bowl in late December. Nissan Stadium hosts concerts and other special events during the course of a year. In 2016, the Tigers will play their 18th season at Nissan Stadium. Since beginning play in the state-of-the-art NFL facility in 1999, the Tigers have posted a 39-29 record in games played at Nissan Stadium.


• Nissan Stadium was built with the Tigers very own locker room • Former names include Adelphia Coliseum (1999–2002), The Coliseum (2002–2006) and LP Field (2006-2015) • TSU posts a 40-30 record at Nissan Stadium moving into their 18th season at the stadium • 144 luxury suites and 9,600 club seats • 60 concession stands throughout stadium • Two scoreboards with video screens located on north and south ends of stadium • Four suite elevators • 7,500 parking spaces available with more than 20,000 existing parking spaces nearby • New high-definition video screens and LED ribbon boards • A distributed sound system for Nissan Stadium will employ 600 speakers strategically placed in proximity to each seating area throughout the stadium • Fan-friendly dining and entertainment zones out on the east and west sides of Nissan Stadium gatherings • Tifsport Bermuda sod, which grew for a year before being laid down. 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

TSU opened play at Nissan Stadium, then called Adelphia Coliseum, with a 41-8 win over Alabama State in the first ever John Merritt Classic.

TOP ATTENDANCES AT NISSAN STADIUM TEAM RESULT DATE ATT. 1. Tennessee Tech* W 25-19 11/6/99 41,132 2. Arkansas-Pine Bluff* W 40-13 9/29/12 31,765 3. Alabama State W 41-8 9/3/15 31,119 4. Southern W 34-32 9/6/08 28,830 5. Alabama A&M L 14-27 9/3/05 25,342 6. Southern W 33-7 10/3/11 25,209 7. Alabama A&M W 42-7 9/4/04 25,117 8. Eastern Illinois* W 24-14 11/1/03 25,037 9. Murray State* W 42-28 11/3/07 24,878 10. Tennessee Tech* W 41-14 11/1/08 24,361 11. Alabama A&M L 7-24 9/5/09 23,871 12. Southeast Missouri* W 38-36 11/6/04 23,421 13. Eastern Illinois* L 3-27 11/5/05 23,481 14. Alabama A&M L 23-49 9/1/07 23,440 15. UT Martin* W 26-8 10/26/02 22,438 16. Alabama A&M W 27-14 9/4/10 22,607 17. Alabama State W 24-14 9/6/15 22,455 18. Eastern Illinois* L 22-25 OT 10/17/15 22,144 19. UT Martin* L 7-28 11/7/09 22,092 * Denotes Homecoming Games

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WILLIAM JASPER HALE

Hale Stadium is a 15,000-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 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. 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. In the last game at Hale Stadium, Tennessee State won 28-14 over Texas Southern University on November 21, 1998. In 2012, the Tigers returned to ‘The Hole’ . TSU hosted three games starting with Austin Peay on Sept. 15, 2012. The Tigers will continue to play some home contests in Hale Stadium moving forward.

Individual Records Most Rushing Yards: Most Passing Yards: Most Receiving Yards: Most Receptions: Most Rushing Touchdowns: Most Receiving Touchdowns: Most Points: Most Rushes: Most PAT Attempted: Most PAT Made:

William Jasper Hale Stadium 230 484 248 12 5 4 30 36 11 9

Team Records Most Rushing Yards: 410 Most Passing Yards: 484 Total Yards: 780 Most Points: 83 Fewest Passing Yards Allowed: 0 Fewest Completions Allowed: 0 Fewest First Downs Allowed: 0 Most Touchdown Passes: 8

Lee Derrick Gilbert Renfroe Patrick Smith Lawrence Segree Charles Thomas Mike Jones Charles Thomas Darron Davis Roy Meneese Roy Meneese

vs. Bluefield State vs. District of Columbia vs. Murray State vs. Southeast Missouri vs. Central State vs. North Carolina A&T vs. Central State vs. UT Martin vs. Kentucky State vs. Kentucky State

vs. UT Martin vs. District of Columbia vs. District of Columbia vs. Kentucky State vs. Morris Brown vs. Morris Brown vs. Morris Brown vs. Kentucky State

Opponents – Individual Most Rushing Yards: 221 Markus Thomas Eastern Kentucky Longest Rush: 90 James Jackson Kentucky State Longest Kickoff Return: 100 Larry Douglas Southern Longest Interception Return: 92 Collier Florida A&M Longest Punt Return: 85 Donald Davis Grambling State Longest Pass Play: 96 Matthew Reed to Lee Fobbs Grambling State

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11/25/54 11/5/83 11/7/15 11/19/94 11/20/71 11/15/80 11/20/71 11/17/92 11/24/66 11/24/66 11/5/77 11/5/83 11/5/83 11/24/66 10/3/64 10/3/64 10/3/64 11/24/66 11/2/91 1964 10/28/78 10/21/67 10/9/71 10/9/71


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 2010s 6-3-0

TOTAL 140-30-5 TOP ATTENDANCE AT HALE STADIUM TEAM RESULT DATE ATT. 1. UT Martin W 76-0 *10/24/98 22,046 2. UT Martin W 37-14 *10/19/96 21,331 3. Florida A&M W 33-20 10/25/69 20,000 4. Jackson State T 26-26 09/10/88 18,954 5. Austin Peay W 35-14 *10/24/92 18,341 6. UT-Chattanooga W 27-21 10/16/82 18,200 7. Eastern Kentucky L 20-27 *11/2/91 18,150 8. Jackson State W 23-20 09/11/76 18,106 9. Grambling State W 41-35 10/9/71 18,000 10. Tennessee Tech W 28-21 *11/8/97 17,255 11. Grambling State L 25-28 10/11/75 17,000 12. Texas Southern W 48-25 09/26/81 16,300 13. Grambling W 24-13 10/16/79 16,200 14. Tennessee Tech L 24-28 *11/4/95 16,128 15. Texas Southern W 28-14 11/21/98 16,091 16. Texas Southern W 38-15 09/30/72 16,000 17. Grambling W 19-13 10/6/73 16,000 18. Jackson State W 20-10 09/14/86 16,000 19. Middle Tennessee W 24-14 09/7/96 15,761 20. Middle Tennessee L 10-45 09/3/94 15,511 21. Austin Peay W 34-14 09/15/12 14,264 22. Hampton Institute W 20-14 09/3/83 13,500 23. North Carolina A&T W 31-15 08/31/85 13,500 * Denotes Homecoming Games TSU Football bid farewell to home games played inside Hale Stadium with 28-14 win over Texas Southern on November 21, 1998. Tyrone Butterfield catches a touchdown pass in front of a crowd of more than 16, 000 fans.

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TSU PLAYS THE CLASSICS Overall Record in Classics: 67-45-3 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 - W 71-0 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 - 10/9/93 - L13-52 Eastern Kentucky Smallest Loss Margin: 1 point (twice) 9/29/07 - L17-18 Florida A&M 9/28/96 - L18-19 Southern

vs. Alabama A&M: 3-2 vs. Alabama State: 4-0 vs. Alcorn State: 4-0 vs. Arkansas State: 1-0 vs. Bethune-Cookman: 0-1 vs. Bishop: 1-0 vs. Central State: 3-2 vs. Howard: 1-0 vs. Eastern Kentucky: 0-1 vs. Florida A&M: 7-14

DATE W-L SCORE —/—/46 L 6-14 —/—/47 W 26-0 —/—/47 W 27-12 —/—/48 W 30-26 —/—/49 W 49-13 —/—/50 W 20-0 ONLY APPEARANCES —/—/50 W 28-13 —/—/51 W 26-21 COSBY FOOTBALL CLASSIC: MOTOR CITY CLASSIC: —/—/51 W 25-0 9/15/89 - W14-13 vs. Central State 11/2/85 - L10-13 vs. Southern —/—/52 L 12-20 —/—/53 T 19-19 GATEWAY CLASSIC: RIVER FRONT CLASSIC: 9/4/93 - L15-23 vs. Florida A&M 9/9/00 - L14-16 vs. North Carolina A&T 9/25/54 W 33-13 9/17/55 W 7-0 LIL’ BROWN JUG CLASSIC: ORANGE BLOSSOM CLASSIC: 11/10/56 W 52-6 10/20/84 - W71-0 vs. Kentucky State 12/1/56 - W41-39 vs. Florida A&M —/—/56 W 6-0 12/1/56 W 41-39 11/13/65 W 31-6 ATLANTA FOOTBALL CLASSIC 11/12/66 W 28-6 First Appearance: *9/15/72 11/22/69 W 49-14 W14-0 vs. Morgan State 9/12/70 W 24-14 Last Appearance: 9/25/10 9/19/70 W 62-7 W29-18 vs. Florida A&M 11/21/70 W 21-3 vs. Florida A&M: 5-12* *AEC Record: 2-1 9/25/71 W 18-7 vs. Morgan State: 1-0* AFC Record: 6-14 9/9/72 W 55-6 vs. South Carolina State: 3-1 *1972-89 held different names in- 9/15/72 W 14-0 vs. Southern: 0-1 cluding Atlanta Ebony Classic 9/23/72 W 40-13 9/13/74 W 44-12 BLUFF CITY CLASSIC 10/23/76 W 21-3 First Appearance: —/—/47 11/4/78 W 41-7 W26-0 vs. Arkansas State 09/22/79 W 21-3 Last Appearance: 9/17/88 10/12/80 W 35-17 W13-6 vs. Mississippi Valley State 10/3/81 W 21-20 vs. Alcorn State: 1-0 vs. Mississippi Valley State: 2-1 11/13/82 W 63-41 vs. Arkansas State: 1-0 vs. Norfolk State: 1-0 11/12/83 L 38-51 vs. Jackson State: 1-0-1 vs. Southern: 1-0 9/8/84 W 34-14 vs. Kentucky State: 1-0 vs. Texas Southern: 1-0 10/20/84 W 71-0 vs. Lincoln (Mo.): 4-1-1 Overall Record: 13-2-2 10/5/85 L 13-28 11/2/85 L 10-13 CAPITOL CLASSIC 11/1/86 T 17-17 First Appearance: --/--/46 09/12/87 T 17-17 L6-14 vs. North Carolina State 10/3/87 L 28-31 Last Appearance: 11/04/78 09/17/88 W 13-6 W41-7 vs. North Carolina Central 09/15/89 W 14-13 09/23/89 L 9-21 vs. Maryland State: 1-0 vs. West Virginia State: 1-0 09/8/90 W 23-14 vs. North Carolina A&T: 1-0 vs. Wilberforce: 1-0 09/22/90 W 20-16 vs. North Carolina State: 0-1 Overall Record: 4-1 09/29/90 L 14-35 8/31/91 L 7-10 CHICAGO FOOTBALL CLASSIC 9/14/91 L 19-41 First Appearance: 9/23/72 9/28/91 L 7-43 W40-13 vs. Alcorn State 9/12/92 L 18-38 Last Appearance: 9/11/93 9/26/92 L 12-20 L18-24 vs. Jackson State 9/4/93 L 15-23 vs. Alcorn State:1-0 vs. Jackson State: 0-1 9/11/93 L 18-24 vs. Central State: 1-0 Overall Record: 2-1 9/18/93 L 28-33 10/9/93 L 13-52 9/10/94 L 12-31

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vs. Grambling State: 0-2 vs. Jackson State: 15-10-1 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: 2-3 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

OPPONENT LOCATION ATT. North Carolina State Washington D.C. ——— Arkansas A&M Memphis, Tenn. ——— West Virginia State Washington D.C. ——— Wilberforce Washington D.C. ——— Jackson State Jackson, Miss. ——— Lincoln Memphis, Tenn. ——— North Carolina A&T Washington D.C. ——— Lincoln Memphis, Tenn. ——— Jackson State Jackson, Miss. ——— Lincoln Memphis, Tenn. ——— Lincoln Memphis, Tenn. ——— Lincoln Memphis, Tenn. ——— Lincoln Memphis, Tenn. ——— Alcorn State Memphis, Tenn. ——— Maryland State Washington D.C. ——— Florida A&M Miami, Fla. (Orange Bowl) 41,808 Lincoln St. Louis, Mo. (Busch Stadium) ——— Lincoln St. Louis, Mo. (Busch Stadium) 3,500 Bishop Dallas, Texas (Cotton Bowl) 12,000 Alcorn State Los Angeles, Ca. (LA Coliseum) ——— Kentucky State Memphis, Tenn. (Crump Stadium) 15,000 Parsons St. Louis, Mo. (Busch Stadium) ——— Alcorn State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 17,006 Norfolk State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) ——— Morgan State Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta-Fulton Co.) 10,093 Alcorn State Chicago, Ill. (Soldier Field) 40,000 Central State Chicago, Ill. (Soldier Field) ——— Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Doak Campbell Stadium) ——— North Carolina Central Washington, D.C. (RFK Stadium) ——— Texas Southern Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 32,000 Alabama State Birmingham, Ala. (Legion Field) ——— Alabama State Birmingham, Ala. (Legion Field) 18,233 Mississippi Valley State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 16,000 Mississippi Valley State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 25,000 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 34,500 Kentucky State Louisville, Ky. (Cardinal Stadium) 9,200 Mississippi Valley State Indianapolis, Ind. (Hoosier Dome) 40,000 Southern Detroit, Mich. (Tiger Stadium) 23,000 Southern Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 25,000 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 26,853 Central State Indianapolis, Ind. (Hoosier Dome) 47,417 Mississippi Valley State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 15,232 Central State Cleveland, Ohio (Cleveland Stadium) 8,078 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Bobby Dodd Stadium) 47,373 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (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, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 25,891 Jackson State Birmingham, Ala. (Legion Field) 17,581 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta-Fulton Co.) 49,767 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 37,437 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta-Fulton Co.) 43,211 Florida A&M Jacksonville, Fla. (Gator Bowl) 30,097 Jackson State Chicago, Ill. (Soldier Field) 43,800 Grambling State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 41,669 Eastern Kentucky Louisville, Ky. (Cardinal Stadium) 21,863 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 50,047

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9/24/94 W 32-28 9/9/95 L 19-24 9/23/95 L 7-24 9/30/95 W 15-14 9/14/96 L 14-21 9/28/96 L 18-19 9/13/97 L 28-31 9/27/97 L 28-34 10/4/97 L 37-49 10/18/97 L 7-28 9/12/98 W 33-21 9/26/98 L 23-31 9/5/99 W 41-8 9/10/99 W 48-33 9/18/99 W 42-25 9/2/00 W 39-13 9/9/00 L 14-16 9/16/00 L 39-42 9/23/00 L 6-31 9/1/01 W 27-6 9/22/01 W 27-7 10/6/01 W 45-0 11/22/01 W 64-33 9/7/02 W 41-8 9/14/02 L 28-31 9/21/02 L 14-49 9/28/02 L 24-37 8/30/03 W 37-20 9/13.03 W 44-14 9/20/03 L 7-10 9/4/04 W 42-7 9/18/04 W 21-20 9/25/04 L 15-21 10/2/04 L 13-30 9/3/05 L 14-27 9/10/05 W 20-14 OT 9/24/05 L 7-12 10/1/05 L 3-16 9/2/06 L 20-27 9/16/06 W 31-30 OT 9/30/06 L 22-25 OT 9/8/07 W 16-13 9/1/07 L 23-49 9/29/07 L 17-18 9/6/08 W 34-32 9/13/08 W 41-18 9/27/08 L 21-28 9/5/09 L 24-7 9/12/09 W 14-7 9/26/09 L 31-12 9/4/10 W 27-14 9/11/10 L 26-33 9/25/10 W 29-18 10/2/10 W 37-7 9/3/11 W 33-7 9/10/11 L 29-35 9/1/12 W 17-14 9/8/12 W 38-12 9/1/13 L 12-9 9/14/13 W 26-16 9/28/13 W 73-6 8/30/14 W 58-6 9/13/14 W 35-7 9/6/15 W 24-14 9/12/15 W 35-25

South Carolina State Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 58,131 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 48,533 Florida A&M Orlando, Fla. (Citrus Bowl) 20,079 South Carolina State Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 52,387 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 55,212 Southern Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 45,894 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 61,171 South Carolina State Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 41,293 North Carolina A&T Indianapolis, Ind. (RCA Dome) 59,011 UT-Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn. (Finley Stadium) 20,000 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 55,545 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 28,987 Alabama State Nashville, Tenn. (The Coliseum) 31,119 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 50,723 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 43,800 Alabama State Nashville, Tenn. (The Coliseum) 20,463 North Carolina A&T Cincinnati, Ohio (Cinergy Field) 30,300 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 52,173 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 62,455 Alabama A&M Nashville, Tenn. (The Coliseum) 22,000 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 61,052 Howard Indianapolis, Ind. (RCA Dome) 28,960 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 28,960 Prairie View A&M Nashville, Tenn. (The Coliseum) 18,652 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 38,496 Grambling State Las Vegas, Nev. (Boyd Stadium) 22,537 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 67,167 South Carolina State Nashville, Tenn. (The Coliseum) 18,124 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 52,603 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 70,185 Alabama A&M Nashville, Tenn. (The Coliseum) 25,117 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 55,015 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 67,712 South Carolina State Indianapolis, Ind. (RCA Dome) 51,082 Alabama A&M Nashville, Tenn. (The Coliseum) 25,342 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 48,300 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 56,297 North Carolina A&T Indianapolis, Ind. (RCA Dome) 42,310 Alabama A&M Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field) 19,487 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 53,441 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 57,885 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 50,879 Alabama A&M Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field) 23,440 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 56,990 Southern Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field) 28,830 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn.(Liberty Bowl) 50,794 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 50,428 Alabama A&M Nashville, Tenn.(LP Field) 23,871 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 43,306 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 51,950 Alabama A&M Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field) 22,607 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 44,688 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 54,202 North Carolina A&T Indianapolis, Ind. (RCA Dome) 35,217 Southern Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field) 25,209 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 43,532 Florida A&M Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field) 15,562 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 42,257 Bethune-Cookman Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field) 16,108 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 42,400 Central State St. Louis, Mo. (Edward Jones Dome) 22,000 Edward Waters Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field) 10,541 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 46,914 Alabama State Nashville, Tenn. (Nissan Stadium) 22,455 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 48,385

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CIRCLE CITY CLASSIC First Appearance: 10/5/85 L, 13-28 VS. Mississippi Valley State Last Appearance: 10/2/10 W, 37-7 VS. North Carolina A&T vs. Central State: 0-1 vs. Howard: 1-0 vs. Jackson State: 0-1 vs. Mississippi Valley State: 0-1

vs. North Carolina A&T: 1-2 vs. South Carolina State: 0-1 Overall Record: 2-5

DALLAS LONESTAR CLASSIC First Appearance: 11/22/69 W, 49-14 vs. Bishop Last Appearance: 11/22/69 W, 49-14 vs. Bishop GATEWAY CLASSIC First Appearance: 11/13/65 W, 31-6 vs. Lincoln Last Appearance: 9/28/13 W, 73-6 vs. Central State vs. Lincoln: 2-0 vs. Parsons: 1-0

vs. Central State: 1-0 Overall Record: 4-0 JOHN MERRITT CLASSIC First Appearance: 9/5/99 W, 41-8 vs. Alabama State Last Appearance: 9/6/15 W, 24-14 vs. Alabama State

vs. Alabama A&M: 3-4 vs. Alabama State: 3-0 vs. Edward Waters: 1-0 vs. Florida A&M: 1-0 vs. Bethune Cookman: 0-1

vs. Prarie View: 1-0 vs. South Carolina State: 1-0 vs. Southern: 2-0 Overall Record: 12-5

MAGIC CITY CLASSIC First Appearance: 10/12/80 W, 35-17 vs. Alabama State Last Appearance: 9/14/91 L, 19-41 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

Overall Record: 2-0

RIVER CITY CLASSIC First Appearance: 9/29/90 L, 14-35 vs. Central State Last Appearance: 10/18/97 L, 28-7 vs. UT-Chattanooga vs. Central State: 0-1 vs. Eastern Kentucky: 0-1

Overall Record: 0-3

SILVER DOLLAR CLASSIC First Appearance: 9/21/02 L, 14-49 VS. Grambling State Last Appearance: 9/21/02 L, 14-49 vs. Grambling State SOUTHERN HERITAGE CLASSIC First Appearance: 9/8/90 W, 23-14 vs. Jackson State Last Appearance: 9/12/15 W, 35-25 vs. Jackson State vs. Grambling State: 0-1 vs. Jackson State: 15-10

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vs. Mississippi Valley State: 0-1 Overall Record: 15-12

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THE BROWN JUG AND JOHN MERRITT CLASSIC Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Home (RES) TSU - 41 (W) TSU - 39 (W) TSU - 27 (W) TSU - 41 (W) TSU - 37 (W) TSU - 42 (W) TSU - 14 (L) TSU - 20 (L) TSU - 23 (L) TSU - 34 (W) TSU - 7 (L) TSU - 27 (W) TSU - 33 (W) TSU - 17 (W) TSU - 9 (L) TSU - 58 (W) TSU - 24 (W)

Visitor Alabama State - 8 Alabama State - 13 Alabama A&M - 6 Prairie View A&M - 8 South Carolina ST. - 20 Alabama A&M - 7 Alabama A&M - 27 Alabama A&M - 27 Alabmaa A&M - 49 Southern - 32 Alabama A&M - 24 Alabama A&M - 14 Southern - 7 Florida A&M - 14 Bethune-Cookman - 12 Edward Waters - 6 Alabama State - 14

The John Merritt Classic, first played in 1999, honors John A. Merritt, the legendary TSU football coach who led the Tigers from 1963-1983. During 21 seasons, “Big John” won four undisputed national championships among historically black colleges ranked by the Sheridan Poll, while compiling a lifetime record of 172-33-1. The JMC, one of only two football Classics solely hosted by a single NCAA FCS institution, is intended to allow Tennessee State to raise funds for scholarships and other related needs for TSU students.

The 1950 TSU Football Team holding “The Little Brown Jug”, the symbol of victory between Tennessee State and Kentucky State.

TSU players pose to promote the Lil’ Brown Jug Classic. Val Gene Johnson, Lee Derrick, Lindale Massengale and Charles Patton.

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The Lil’ Brown Jug now sits in the TSU athletic director’s office.

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THE SGT. YORK TROPHY 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 – Austin Peay State University, University of Tennessee at Martin, Tennessee State University and Tennessee Technological University. The award is only the second traveling trophy that involves more than two teams in college sports; the other is the Commander in Chief’s Trophy which has been contested between Air Force, Army and Navy annually since 1972. In a close race, Tennessee State and Austin Peay shared the inaugural award, finishing with identical 2-1 records in 2007. Tennessee State took the trophy home thanks to a one-point victory in overtime over the Governors; that game was decided by a block extra point by NFL First Round Draft Pick Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The Tigers repeated as champions in 2008, winning all three of its Sgt. York games. The award is named in honor of Alvin C. York, the most noted Soldier of World War I. As a corporal in the 2nd battalion, 328th Infantry, in the Battle of the Meuse River-Argonne (Oct. 8, 1918), York and seven other soldiers captured 132 prisoners, was promoted to sergeant and received the Distinguished Service Cross, the French Croix de Guerre, the French Legion of Honor, the Croce di Guerra of Italy and the War Medal of Montenegro. Upon his return to the United States in 1919, he was bestowed the Congressional Medal of Honor. Following the war, York returned his home in Pall Mall, Tenn. (located in north central Tennessee, 55 miles northeast of Cookeville) where he dedicated his life to improving education and facilitating educational opportunities for children in the state of Tennessee. In 1927, he established the Alvin C. York Institute after spending several years raising money for the school which opened as a private institution. That school was established, in part, to provide educational opportunities denied to the boys and girls of Fentress Country. In 1937, the Institute became a state special school after an appeal to the Tennessee State Legislature. The school, located in Jamestown, Tenn., is still in operation today. York died on Sept. 2, 1964 and the foundation which he helped establish in 1920 – The Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation – was dormant for many years. The Foundation was re-established by Lipscomb Davis, Jr. in 1992 and is currently run by Sgt. York’s grandson Gerald (U.S. Army Colonel, Retired). York’s papers are archived by Michael E. Birdwell, Ph.D., who is an associate professor of history at Tennessee Technological University, one of the four institutions that will compete for the yearly honor. After the completion of the football season, the Sergeant York Trophy is awarded to the institution with the best head-to-head record in the match-ups with their fellow Tennessee schools. In the event of a tie, the award is shared; however, the previous winner will retain the trophy if they are part of the tie. If the tie is between two other institutions, the trophy will go to the institution that has gone the most seasons without winning the trophy. The award is presented to the winning institution annually at the Pepsi Celebration of Champions which is hosted each spring by the Nashville Sports Council. The event was created in 1999 and salutes amateur and professional sports in Tennessee.

Members of the York Family with former OVC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher (back row, far left), OVC head football coaches and Gary Alexander of the Nashville Sports Council (back row, far right) at the 2007 OVC Football Media Day, when the announcement of the trophy was first made.

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THE SGT. YORK TROPHY

All-Time Sgt. York Trophy Winners 2007 - Tennessee State*, Austin Peay 2008 - Tennessee State 2009 - Tennessee Tech 2010 - UT Martin 2011 - Tennessee State*, Tennessee Tech 2012 - Tennessee State*, UT Martin 2013 - Tennessee State 2014 - UT Martin 2015 - UT Martin *Took home the trophy due to winning the tiebreaker

2011 Oct. 1 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 2012 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Oct. 27 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 17 2013 Sept. 21 Oct. 10 Oct. 19 Oct. 26 Nov. 9 Nov. 23 2014 Sept. 20 Oct. 9 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 8 Nov. 22 2015 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 31 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

All-Time Sgt. York Trophy Game Results 2007 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Nov. 17 2008 Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 16 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 2009 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 2010 Sept. 18 Sept. 30 Oct. 9 Oct. 23 Nov. 6 Nov. 13

Tennessee State 33, @Austin Peay 32 (OT) @ Austin Peay 17, UT Martin 14 Tennessee Tech 13, @UT Martin 10 Austin Peay 30, @Tennessee Tech 27 Tennessee State 45, @Tennessee Tech 28 UT Martin 43, @Tennessee State 38 UT Martin 31, @Austin Peay 17 Tennessee State 30, @UT Martin 27 (OT) UT Martin 35, @Tennessee Tech 7 @Tennessee State 37, Austin Peay 34 @Austin Peay 31, Tennessee Tech 28 @Tennessee State 41, Tennessee Tech 14 @Tennessee Tech 31, Austin Peay 23 Tennessee Tech 35, @UT Martin 28 @Tennessee Tech 20, Tennessee State 13 UT Martin 28, @Tennessee State 7 @Austin Peay 24, Tennessee State 21 @UT Martin 48, Austin Peay 38

@Austin Peay 37, Tennessee State 34 Tennessee Tech 34, @UT Martin 31 @UT Martin 61, Austin Peay 23 Tennessee State 42, @Tennessee Tech 40 @Tennessee State 35, UT Martin 30 @Tennessee Tech 49, Austin Peay 7 @Tennessee State 34, Austin Peay 14 UT Martin 31, @Austin Peay 6 @Tenessee State 22, Tennessee Tech 21 @Tennessee Tech 45, UT Martin 44 @UT Martin 35, Tennessee State 26 @Austin Peay 38, Tennessee Tech 31 Tennessee State 41, @Tennessee Tech 21 UT Martin 28, @Tennessee Tech 17 Tennessee State 29, @UT Martin 15 UT Martin 38, @Austin Peay 14 @Tennessee State 31, Austin Peay 6 @Tennessee Tech 34, Austin Peay 0 @ Tennessee State 10, Tennessee Tech 7 @ UT Martin 17, Tennessee Tech 10 UT Martin 21, @ Tennessee State 16 @ UT Martin 37, Austin Peay 7 Tennessee State 31, @ Austin Peay 27 Tennessee Tech 41, @ Austin Peay 15 UT Martin 31, @ Tennessee Tech 17 @ UT Martin 28, Tennessee State 14 UT Martin 44, @ Austin Peay 14 @ Tennessee State 20, Austin Peay 6 @ Tennessee Tech 42, Austin Peay 24 @ Tennessee Tech 30, Tennessee State 24

Austin Peay 26, @Tennessee State 23 UT Martin 27, @Tennessee Tech 24 Tennessee Tech 34, @Austin Peay 21 Tennessee Tech 21, @Tennessee State 10 UT Martin 28, @Austin Peay 12 @UT Martin 37, Tennessee State 0

SGT. YORK GAME RECORDS Team Points: Total Offensive Yards: First Downs:

61 - UT Martin vs. Austin Peay (10/8/11) 554 - UT Martin vs. Austin Peay (11/21/09) 36 - Tennessee Tech vs. Tennessee State (10/15/11)

Rushing Yards: Rushing Attempts: Rushing Touchdowns:

377 - Tennessee State vs. Austin Peay (10/18/08) 63 - Tennessee State vs. Austin Peay (9/15/07) 5 - Tennessee Tech vs. Austin Peay (11/19/11)

Passing Yards: Passing Attempts: Passing Touchdowns: Completions:

387 - UT Martin vs. Austin Peay (10/8/11) 58 - Tennessee Tech vs. Tennessee State (10/15/11) 6 - UT Martin vs. Austin Peay (10/8/11) 34 - Tennessee Tech vs. Tennessee State (10/15/11)

Interceptions: INT Return Yards:

3 - Done Six Times 92 - Tennessee State vs. Tennessee Tech (10/31/09)

Fumbles Lost: Fumble Recoveries: Sacks: Turnovers Committed: Penalites: Penalty Yards:

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3 - Done Five Times 3 - Done Five Times 8 - UT Martin vs. Tennessee Tech (10/3/15) 5 - Done Twice 15 - Tennessee State vs. Austin Peay (10/18/08) 164 - UT Martin vs. Tennessee Tech (10/10/09)

Individual Rushing Yards: Rushing Attempts: Rushing Touchdowns: Longest Rush:

195 - Javarris Williams, TSU vs. APSU (10/18/08) 35 - Don Chapman, UTM vs. TSU (11/17/07) 4 - Javarris Williams, TSU vs. UTM (11/17/07) 73 - Javarris Williams, TSU vs. UTM (11/17/07)

Passing Yards: Passing Attempts: Completions:  Passing Touchdowns: Longest Pass: Most Interceptions:

387 - Derek Carr, UTM vs. APSU (10/8/11) 58 - Tre Lamb, TTU vs. TSU (10/15/11) 34 - Tre Lamb, TTU vs. TSU (10/15/11) 6 - Derek Carr, UTM vs. APSU (10/8/11) 84 - Jeremy Perry, TSU vs. TTU (10/23/10) 3 - Done Three Times

Receiving Yards: Receptions: Receiving Touchdowns: Longest Reception: Field Goals Made: Longest Field Goal: Punts: Longest Punt: Punt Return Yards: Longest Punt Return: Kick Return Yards: Longest Kick Return: All-Purpose Yards: Interceptions: Tackles: Sacks:

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159 - Tim Benford, TTU vs. UTM (10/10/09) 11 - Quentin Sims, UTM vs. TSU (11/12/11) 3 - Darryl Miller, APSU vs. TTU (10/25/08) 84 - Calvin McNairl, TSU vs. TTU (10/23/10) 4 - Done Three Times 50 - Stephen Stansell, APSU vs. TSU (9/18/10) 10 - Jonathan King, TTU vs. UTM (10/3/15) 62 - Taylor Cisneros, TSU vs. UTM (10/4/08) 107 - CJ Estelle, UTM vs. APSU (11/6/10) 76 - CJ Estelle, UTM vs. APSU (10/8/11) 243 - Terrence Holt, APSU vs. UTM (11/21/09) 100 - Weldon Garlington, TSU vs. APSU (10/1/11) 312 - Terrence Holt, APSU vs. UTM (11/21/09) 2 - Done Six Times 20 - Corey Reed, TTU vs. UTM (10/16/08) 2.5 - Antonio Harper, TSU vs. TTU (10/15/11)


HOMECOMING RECORDS 1926 TENNESSEE STATE 1927 TENNESSEE STATE 1928 Fisk 1929 Fisk 1930 Fisk 1931 TENNESSEE STATE 1932 TENNESSEE STATE 1933 TENNESSEE STATE 1934 TENNESSEE STATE 1935 Kentucky State 1936 TENNESSEE STATE 1937 TENNESSEE STATE 1938 TENNESSEE STATE 1939 TENNESSEE STATE 1944 TENNESSEE STATE 1945 TENNESSEE STATE 1946 TENNESSEE STATE 1947 TENNESSEE STATE 1948 TENNESSEE STATE 1949 TENNESSEE STATE 1950 TENNESSEE STATE 1951 TENNESSEE STATE 1952 TENNESSEE STATE 1953 TENNESSEE STATE 11/25/54 TENNESSEE STATE 11/24/55 TENNESSEE STATE 11/22/56 TENNESSEE STATE 11/28/57 TENNESSEE STATE 11/27/58 TENNESSEE STATE 11/26/59 TENNESSEE STATE 11/24/60 TENNESSEE STATE 11/23/61 Jackson State 11/22/62 TENNESSEE STATE 11/28/63 TENNESSEE STATE 11/26/64 TENNESSEE STATE 11/25/65 TENNESSEE STATE 11/24/66 TENNESSEE STATE 11/23/67 TENNESSEE STATE 11/28/68 TENNESSEE STATE 11/27/69 TENNESSEE STATE 11/26/70 TENNESSEE STATE 10/23/71 TENNESSEE STATE 11/4/72 TENNESSEE STATE 11/10/73 TENNESSEE STATE 11/2/74 TENNESSEE STATE 11/1/75 TENNESSEE STATE 11/13/76 TENNESSEE STATE 11/5/77 TENNESSEE STATE 10/28/78 TENNESSEE STATE 10/20/79 TENNESSEE STATE 11/1/80 TENNESSEE STATE 10/30/82 TENNESSEE STATE 10/08/83 TENNESSEE STATE 10/27/84 TENNESSEE STATE 10/26/85 TENNESSEE STATE 10/18/86 TENNESSEE STATE 10/10/87 Grambling 11/12/88 Southern

13 0 12 20 13 41 26 37 91 13 13 29 2 14 19 9 33 26 34 53 55 13 13 32 59 25 47 38 19 26 34 12 33 36 31 46 83 67 48 41 39 50 24 45 17 21 14 55 30 20 49 28 7 42 21 25 51 10

Fisk Fisk TENNESSEE STATE TENNESSEE STATE TENNESSEE STATE Louisville-Munic. Alabama A&M Lane Rust TENNESSEE STATE Kentucky St. Louisville-Munic. Lane Lincoln Wilberforce Kentucky State Knoxville Lincoln Louisville-Munic. Louisville-Munic. Grambling Kentucky State Kentucky State Kentucky State Bluefield State Kentucky State Lincoln Kentucky State Kentucky State Jackson State Kentucky State TENNESSEE STATE Kentucky State Langston Kentucky State Central State Kentucky State Allen Bishop College Parsons Bishop Florida A&M Morris Brown Central State UT-Chattanooga Central State UT-Chattanooga Tennessee-Martin Southern Florida A&M Southern Southern Grambling Southern Morgan State Western Kentucky TENNESSEE STATE TENNESSEE STATE

13 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 0 13 0 0 0 18 0 0 7 7 0 7 7 0 13 0 18 0 0 6 6 12 6 10 8 30 12 0 0 12 13 21 8 14 7 0 9 14 7 13 3* 9* 21* 7* 7* 0* 3* 9* 7*

10/7/89 TENNESSEE STATE 11/10/90 TENNESSEE STATE 11/2/91 Eastern Kentucky 10/24/92 TENNESSEE STATE 10/30/93 TENNESSEE STATE 10/1/94 Florida A&M 11/4/95 Tennessee Tech 10/19/96 TENNESSEE STATE 11/08/97 TENNESSEE STATE 10/24/98 TENNESSEE STATE 11/06/99 TENNESSEE STATE 10/14/00 TENNESSEE STATE 10/13/01 TENNESSEE STATE 10/26/02 TENNESSEE STATE 11/1/03 TENNESSEE STATE 11/1/04 TENNESSEE STATE 11/5/05 Eastern Illinois 10/28/06 TENNESSEE STATE 11/3/07 TENNESSEE STATE 11/1/08 TENNESSEE STATE 11/7/09 Tennessee-Martin 11/7/09 Tennessee-Martin 11/06/10 Eastern Illinois 11/12/11 TENNESSEE STATE 9/29/12 TENNESSEE STATE 10/26/13 Eastern Illinois 9/27/14 TENNESSEE STATE 10/17/15 Eastern Illinois

15 31 27 35 15 14 28 37 28 76 25 33 41 26 24 38 27 29 42 41 28 28 31(OT) 35 40 34 27 25

Grambling State Southern TENNESSEE STATE Austin Peay Morehead State TENNESSEE STATE TENNESSEE STATE Tennessee-Martin Tennessee Tech Tennessee-Martin Tennessee Tech Tennessee-Martin Miss. Valley State Tennessee-Martin Eastern Illinois S.E. Missouri State TENNESSEE STATE Samford Murray State Tennessee Tech TENNESSEE STATE TENNESSEE STATE TENNESSEE STATE UT Martin Arkansas-Pine Bluff TENNESSEE STATE Florida A&M TENNESSEE STATE

14* 21* 20 14 0 10* 24 14 21 0 19 6 3 8 14 36 3 7 28 14 7 7 28 30 13 16 7 22

All-Time: 65-15-5 Current streak: 1 lose * denotes played at Vanderbilt Stadium

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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 1 Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 1921 Coach Joe Scruggs Won Lost Tied Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1922 Coach Joe Scruggs Won 1  Lost 1  Tied Fisk University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 2-7 1923 Coach Joe Scruggs Won 2  Lost 1  Tied Walden University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 19-14 Atlanta University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 Simmons College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Williams College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arkansas-Pine Bluff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1924 Coach Joe Scruggs Won 4  Lost 1  Tied 1 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 4  Lost 1  Tied 1 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 1  Lost 2  Tied 2 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 1  Lost 2  Tied 3 Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-18 Knoxville College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 Fisk University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 Morehouse College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 20-13 Morris Brown College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-18 Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . . . ?-? 1928 Coach Harry Long Won  Lost 4  Tied 1 Knoxville College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-13 Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6 Fisk University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-12 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-10 Miles College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 1929 Coach Alton Jackson Won 4   Lost 1  Tied 1 Miles Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 25-0 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 7-0 Morristown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Mississippi Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 46-0 Fisk University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-20 1930 Coach T. D. Upshaw Won 3  Lost 3  Tied Morristown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 West Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 18-6 Kentucky State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 6-18 Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 45-0 Fisk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-13 1931 Coach T. D. Upshaw Won 1  Lost 1  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 . . . . . . . . . . 0-20 West Kentucky Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 58-0 Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 37-6 Mississippi Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 56-0 Louisville Municipal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 7-0 Clark College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6

1934 Coach Walter S. Davis Won 6  Lost 1  Tied 0 Miles College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 0-7 West Kentucky Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 48-0 Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 42-6 Clark College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-6 Rust College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 91-0 Louisville Municipal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 19-6

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1935 Coach Walter S. Davis Won 4  Lost 2  Tied 1 Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-25 Kentucky State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-13 West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 Clark College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 Mississippi Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 98-0 Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 1936 Coach Walter S. Davis Won 3  Lost 3  Tied 2 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 Mississippi Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 56-0 Clark College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6 Louisville Municipal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6 Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . 13-13 1937 Coach Reubin Mundy Won 3  Lost 1  Tied 1 Mississippi Industrial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 38-0 Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 6-3 Louisville Municipal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 29-0 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . . 0-0 West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 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 . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 33-7 Clark College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 14-6 Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-13 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 19-7 Clark College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 31-13 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 19-18 Arkansas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 50-20 Tuskegee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-0


YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1945 Coach Henry Kean Won 8  Lost 2  Tied 0 Fort Benning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 32-0 Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-13 Philander Smith College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 87-0 Clark College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 21-0 Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 21-0 Florida A&M College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 18-20 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 33-0 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 36-6 Kentucky State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 9-0 Texas College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 33-6 1946 Coach Henry Kean Won 10  Lost 1  Tied 0 Texas College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 20-13 Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 Clark College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 26-0 Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 25-7 North Carolina College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 6-14 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 21-20 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 19-0 Knoxville College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 33-0 West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 27-7 Louisville Municipal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 32-0 1947 Coach Henry Kean Won 10  Lost 0  Tied 0 Arkansas State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 26-0 Texas College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 34-6 Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 33-0 Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 26-0 West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 27-12 Wilberforce University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 North Carolina St. College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 26-7 Alcorn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 66-7 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 26-7 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 20-13 1948 Coach Henry Kean Won 5  Lost 3  Tied 1 Alcorn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 47-0 Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 45-0 Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 27-2 West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Wilberforce State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-26 North Carolina St. College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 32-0 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-19 Louisville Municipal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 34-7 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

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1947 Tigers - Black College National Champions 1950 Coach Henry Kean Won 9  Lost 2  Tied 0 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 20-0 Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 6-13 Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 26-6 West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-2 Wilberforce State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6 North Carolina St. College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 27-20 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 28-13 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 45-13 Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 55-7 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 34-0 1951 Coach Henry Kean Won 8 Lost 2 Tied 0 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 26-21 Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 28-2 Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 32-0 West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 23-13 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 North Carolina College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 13-12 Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 30-13 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-7 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 25-0

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1952 Coach Henry Kean Won 8  Lost 2  Tied 0 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 12-20 Virginia State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 0-6 Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 34-0 Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 41-6 West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 22-7 Central State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 35-0 North Carolina College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 28-26 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 26-0 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 Virginia Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 44-12 1953 Coach Henry Kean Won 8  Lost 0  Tied 1 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . 19-19 Virginia State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 25-7 Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 8-0 Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 44-0 West Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-8 Central State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 31-6 North Carolina St. College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 19-0 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 27-7 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 34-13

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1954 Coach Henry Kean Won 10  Lost 0  Tied 0 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 33-13 Virginia State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 18-0 Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 21-2 Paul Quinn College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 74-6 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 40-0 North Carolina St. College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-3 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 18-15 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 34-12 Bluefield State Teachers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 59-0 1955 Coach Howard Gentry Won 7 Lost 2 Tied 0 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 7-0 Virginia State College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 12-7 Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 0-3 Grambling College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-12 Paul Quinn College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 85-0 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 52-12 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 38-14 Alcorn College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 26-18 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 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 1957 Coach Howard Gentry Won 5  Lost 0  Tied 1 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . . 6-6 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 45-7 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 33-14 Prairie View A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 32-7 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 26-6 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 38-0 1958 Coach Howard Gentry Won 4  Lost 4  Tied 0 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 23-6 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 32-6 Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 20-6 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 14-23 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 12-24 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 13-18 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 19-6

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1956 Tigers - Black College National Champions 1959 Coach Howard Gentry Won 9  Lost 1  Tied 0 Youngstown State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 12-13 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 26-24 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 14-12 Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 26-21 South Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 47-8 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 17-13 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 19-8 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 26-6

1963 Coach John Merritt Won 6  Lost 3  Tied 0 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 18-20 Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 14-26 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 16-7 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 14-12 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 9-21 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 14-10 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 26-14 Langston University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 36-8

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

1964 Coach John Merritt Won 8  Lost 2  Tied 0 Fort Campbell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 32-26 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 60-6 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 35-0 Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 18-20 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 61-8 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 20-22 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 32-21 Fort Knox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 58-7 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 31-13 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 31-30

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

1965 Coach John Merritt Won 9  Lost 0  Tied 1 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 42-12 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 32-7 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 40-7 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 45-6 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 40-36 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 24-0 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 31-6 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 19-8 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 46-12 (Grantland Rice Bowl) Ball State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . 14-14

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

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1966 Coach John Merritt Won 10  Lost 0  Tied 0 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 55-0 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 52-0 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 31-23 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 29-0 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 31-9 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 28-0 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 28-6 Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 39-6 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 83-0 (Grantland Rice Bowl) Muskingum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 34-7 1967 Coach John Merritt Won 6  Lost 3  Tied 0 San Diego State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 8-13 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 35-0 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 10-14 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 24-26 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 32-8 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 27-16 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 34-0 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 Allen University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 67-0 1968 Coach John Merritt Won 6  Lost 2  Tied 1 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 40-7 Parsons College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 21-12 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 11-10 Grambling College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 21-30 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 13-32 Southern Unversity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 16-0 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 58-6 San Diego State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . 13-13 Bishop College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 48-12 1969 Coach John Merritt Won 7  Lost 1  Tied 1 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 40-0 Albany State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 42-7 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . 26-26 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 34-20 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 33-20 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 22-30 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 48-17 Bishop College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 49-14 Parsons College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 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

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1970 Tigers - Black College National Champions 1971 Coach John Merritt Won 9  Lost 1  Tied 0 Alcorn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 18-7 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 23-28 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 41-35 Prairie View A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 42-20 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 50-8 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 27-16 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 61-7 Wisconsin State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 54-7 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 61-0 (Grantland Rice Bowl) McNeese State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 26-23 1972 Coach John Merritt Won 11  Lost 1  Tied 0 Norfolk State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 56-6 Morgan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 Alcorn State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 40-13 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 38-15 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 18-27 Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 49-0 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 44-25 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 35-0 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 24-14 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 41-0 Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 43-0 (Pioneer Bowl) Drake . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 29-7

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1973 Coach John Merritt Won 10  Lost 0  Tied 0 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 23-0 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 54-21 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 23-20 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 19-13 Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 21-6 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 45-0 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 21-6 UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 44-7 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 45-7 Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 35-7 1974 Coach John Merritt Won 8  Lost 2  Tied 0 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 10-20 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 44-12 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 36-0 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 27-6 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-21 Virginia Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 10-0 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 17-14 UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 17-0 Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 56-0 Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 41-0

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1975 Coach John Merritt Won 5  Lost 4  Tied 0 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 21-14 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-43 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 21-7 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 25-28 Virginia Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-20 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 21-9 UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 6-31 Virginia State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 31-14 1976 Coach John Merritt Won 7  Lost 2  Tied 1 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 26-17 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 23-20 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 26-0 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 21-7 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 18-24 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 34-20 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 21-3 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 21-7 Tennessee-Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 21-26 UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . 14-14 1977 Coach John Merritt Won 8  Lost 1  Tied 1 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 17-7 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 23-10 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 23-7 *Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 17-0 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 26-8 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 28-31 Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 15-7 Tennessee-Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 55-7 UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . 14-14 *forfeited to TSU 1978 Coach John Merritt Won 8  Lost 3  Tied 0 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-6 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 24-35 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 20-0 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-16 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 13-11 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 11-16 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 24-21 Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 30-13 North Carolina Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 41-7 Cameron (Okla.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 34-0 UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 27-23 1979 Coach John Merritt Won 8  Lost 3  Tied 0 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 21-27 Southern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 16-18 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 21-3 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 40-8 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 24-13 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 20-3 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 17-7 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 37-14 Nevada/Las Vegas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 28-36 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 26-13 California Poly-Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 71-3

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1979 Tigers - Black College National Champions 1980 Coach John Merritt Won 9  Lost 1  Tied 0 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 20-0 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-3 Long Beach State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 35-18 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 27-52 Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 35-17 Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 40-15 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 49-9 Central State University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 30-8 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 25-16 Kentucky State University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 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

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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 . . . . . . . . . 20-14 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 31-35 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 40-28 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 23-13 Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 52-19 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7 Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 21-19 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 49-24 Univ. District of Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 55-6 Mississippi Valley State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 38-51 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 57-0


YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1984 Coach William Thomas Won 11  Lost 0  Tied 0 Hampton Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 44-0 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 34-14 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 42-21 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 41-20 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 34-24 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 33-3 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 71-0 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 42-7 Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 41-8 Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 24-15 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 44-14 1985 Coach William Thomas Won 7  Lost 4  Tied 0 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 31-15 Western Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 17-22 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 44-31 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 12-0 Mississippi Valley State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 13-28 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 24-31 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 26-13 Morgan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 21-0 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 10-13 Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 24-17 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 24-14 1986 Coach William Thomas Won 10  Lost 2  Tied 1 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . . 7-6 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 20-10 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 34-12 East Texas State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 15-6 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 21-10 Western Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 25-3 Morgan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 52-10 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . 17-17 Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 13-10 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 (Division I-AA Playoffs) Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 32-23 Nevada-Reno . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 6-33 1987 Coach William Thomas Won 3  Lost 7  Tied 1 Middle Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 19-55 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . 17-17 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 21-16 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 28-31 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 9-51 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 17-7 Morgan State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 37-17 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-14 Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 13-16 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 21-30 Alabama A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 9-27

1988 Coach William Thomas Overall: Won 3  Lost 7  Tied 1 OVC: Won 2 Lost 4 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-14 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . 26-26 Mississippi Valley State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 13-6 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 6-23 Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 0-10 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 33-35 Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-22 Morehead State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 29-14 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 27-23 Austin Peay State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 12-16 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 1989 Coach Joe Gilliam, Sr. Overall: Won 5  Lost 5  Tied 1 . . . . . . . . . OVC: Won 3 Loss 3 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-36 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-33 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 14-13 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 9-21 Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 9-21 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 15-14 Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 24-27 Morehead State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 23-14 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 21-19 Austin Peay State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 38-10 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . . . 7-7

1990 Coach Joe Gilliam, Sr. Overall: Won 7  Lost 4 OVC: Won 4 Lost 2 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 6-38 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 23-14 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 20-37 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 20-16 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 14-35 Austin Peay State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 33-7  Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 17-55 Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 23-17 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 36-14 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 31-21 Mississippi Valley State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 45-7 

1991 Coach Joe Gilliam, Sr. Overall: Won 3  Lost 8 OVC: Won 2 Lost 5 Mississippi Valley State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 6-42 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 19-41 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 21-24 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-43 Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 28-7 Southeast Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 34-37 Austin Peay State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 17-31 Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 20-27 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 14-10 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 33-14

1981 Tigers - Black College National Champions

1982 Tigers - Black College National Champions

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1992 Coach Joe Gilliam, Sr. Overall: Won 5  Lost 6 OVC: Won 5 Lost 3 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 31-35 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 18-38 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 28-38 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 12-20 Morehead State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 24-14 Tennessee-Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 23-15 Austin Peay State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 35-14 Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 28-49 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 15-26 Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 19-10 Southeast Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 37-27

1996 Coach L.C. Cole Overall: Won 4 Lost 7 OVC: Won 3 Lost 5 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 20-35 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 24-14 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 14-21 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Lane College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 43-26 Tennessee-Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 37-14 Austin Peay State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 38-14 Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 10-30 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 19-21 Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 14-50 Southeast Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 21-24

1993 Coach Bill Davis Overall: Won 4  Lost 7 OVC: Won 4 Lost 4 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 15-23 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 18-24 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 28-33 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 34-33 Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 13-52 Austin Peay State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 21-16 Tennessee-Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 14-21 Morehead State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 15-0 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 21-24 Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 26-13 Southeast Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 13-14

Overall: Won 4 Lost 7 OVC: Won 4 Lost 3 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 28-43 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 25-16 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 28-31 South Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 28-34 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 37-49 Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-49 Tennessee-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-28 Tennessee-Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 27-20 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 28-21 Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 Southeast Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 32-27

1994 Coach Bill Davis

1998 Coach L.C. Cole

Overall: Won 5 Lost 6 OVC: Won 4 Lost 4 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 10-45 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 12-31 Morehead State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 48-10 South Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 32-28 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 10-14 Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 17-28 Austin Peay State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 26-22 Tennessee-Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . . 20-3 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 20-28 Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 24-21 Southeast Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 12-17

Overall: Won 9 Lost 3 OVC: Won 6 Lost 1 Sept. 5 at Middle Tennessee State L 28-27 Sept. 12 vs. Jackson State W 33-21 Sept. 26 vs. Florida A&M L 23-31 Oct. 3 Alabama A&M W 59-24 Oct. 10 at Eastern Kentucky W 31-21 Oct. 17 at Southeast Missouri W 38-7 Oct. 24 UT-Martin W 76-0 Oct. 31 at Eastern Illinois W 27-21 Nov. 7 at Tennessee Tech W 42-21 Nov. 14 at Murray State W 46-44 Nov. 21 Texas Southern W 28-14 (Division I-AA Playoffs) Nov. 28 Appalachian State L 31-45

1995 Coach Bill Davis Overall: Won 2 Lost 9 OVC: Won 1 Lost 7 Middle Tennessee State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-11 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 19-24 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-24 South Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 15-14 Morehead State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 45-14 Tennessee-Martin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 7-28 Austin Peay State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . . 6-28 Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 20-56 Tennessee Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 24-28 Murray State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 19-24 Southeast Missouri State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 24-41

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1999 Coach L.C. Cole Overall: Won 11 Lost 1 OVC: Won 7 Lost 0 Sept. 3 Alabama State W 41-8 31,119 Sept. 10 vs. Jackson State W 48-33 50,723 Sept. 18 vs. Florida A&M W 42-25 43,800 Oct. 2 at Alabama A&M W 36-15 18,339 Oct. 9 Eastern Illinois W 19-33 4,185 Oct. 16 at UT-Martin W 43-7 6,148 Oct. 23 Western Kentucky W 28-21 13,100 Oct. 30 Eastern Kentucky W 33-28 10,017 Nov. 6 Tennessee Tech W 25-19 41,132 Nov. 13 Murray State W 42-4 11,135 Nov. 20 at Southeast Missouri W 35-28 6,850 (Division I-AA Playoffs) Nov. 27 North Carolina A&T L 10-24 10,736

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2000 Coach James Reese Overall: Won 3 Lost 8 OVC: Won 2 Lost 5 Sept. 2 Alabama State W 39-8 20,463 Sept. 9 vs. North Carolina A&T L 14-16 30,300 Sept. 16 vs. Jackson State L 39-42 52,173 Sept. 23 vs. Florida A&M L 6-31 62,455 Oct. 7 at Eastern Illinois L 19-33 8,164 Oct. 14 UT-Martin W 33-6 26,708 Oct. 21 Western Kentucky L 14-52 6,932 Oct. 26 at Eastern Kentucky L 0-28 7,345 Nov. 2 at Tennessee Tech L 23-56 6,845 Nov. 11 at Murray State L 40-62 4,257 Nov. 18 Southeast Missouri W 51-33 1,845 2001 Coach James Reese Overall: Won 8 Lost 3 OVC: Won 3 Lost 3 Sept. 1 Alabama A&M W 27-6 Sept. 8 Florida A&M W 27-7 Sept. 15 Southeast Missouri W 20-14 Sept. 22 Howard University W 45-0 Sept. 29 Mississippi Valley St. W 41-3 Oct. 6 UT Martin W 55-7 Oct. 13 Eastern Illinois L 49-52 Oct. 27 Murray State W 38-25 Nov. 3 Tennessee Tech L 13-63 Nov. 10 Eastern Kentucky L 10-13 Nov. 17 Jackson State W 64-33 2002 Coach James Reese Overall: Won 2 Lost 10 OVC: Won 1 Lost 5 Aug. 31 at South Carolina State L 20-26 8,741 Sept. 7 vs. Prairie View A&M W 41-8 18,652 Sept. 14 vs. Jackson State L 28-31 38,496 Sept. 21 vs. Grambling State L 14-49 22,537 Sept. 27 vs. Florida A&M L 24-37 67,167 Oct. 5 at Southeast Missouri L 25-49 8,135 Oct. 12 at Alabama A&M L 21-25 16,162 Oct. 26 UT-Martin W 26-8 22,438 Nov. 2 Eastern Illinois L 48-54 7,216 Nov. 9 at Murray State L 27-51 3,774 Nov. 16 Tennessee Tech L 4-20 4,217 Nov. 21 Murray State L 20-45 2,329 2003 Coach James Reese Overall: Won 7 Lost 5 OVC: Won 5 Lost 3 Aug. 30 South Carolina State W 37-20 18,124 Sept. 6 at Alabama A&M L 31-24 18,085 Sept. 13 vs. Jackson State W 44-14 52,603 Sept. 20 vs. Florida A&M L 10-7 70,185 Sept. 27 UT Martin W 41-10 8,434 Oct. 11 at Tennessee Tech W 27-23 8,127 Oct. 18 Jacksonville State L 34-7 8,023 Oct. 25 at Samford W 29-24 10,360 Nov. 1 Eastern Illinois W 24-14 25,037 Nov. 8 at Southeast Missouri L 35-52 5,375 Nov. 15 Eastern Kentucky L 38-43 3,875 Nov. 22 at Murray State W 35-10 2, 814


YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS

1999 Ohio Valley Conference Champions

2008 Coach James Webster Overall: Won 8 Lost 4 OVC: Won 5 Lost 3 Aug. 30 at Alabama A&M W 34-13 10,072 Sept. 6 Southern W 34-32 28,830 Sept. 13 vs. Jackson State W 41-18 50,794 Sept. 20 Eastern Kentucky W 34-20 8,276 Sept. 27 vs. Florida A&M L 21-28 50,428 Oct. 4 at UT Martin W 30-27 7,549 Oct. 18 Austin Peay W 37-34 9,358 Oct. 25 at Southeast Missouri L 20-27(OT) 9,750 Nov. 1 Tennessee Tech W 41-14 24,361 Nov. 8 Eastern Illinois W 45-24 6,393 Nov. 15 at Jacksonville State L 21-26 7,956 Nov. 22 at Murray State L 17-24 2,292 2009 Coach James Webster Overall: Won 4 Lost 7 OVC: Won 3 Lost 4 Sept. 5 Alabama A&M L 7-24 23,871 Sept. 12 vs. Jackson State W 14-7 43,257 Sept. 19 at Southern L 17-24 12,247 Sept. 26 at Florida A&M L 12-31 51,950 Oct. 3 Southeast Missouri W 23-17 6,314 Oct. 10 at #16 Eastern Kentucky W 20-17 7,100 Oct. 17 Murray State L 6-9 5,572 Oct. 31 at Tennessee Tech L 13-20 7,999 Nov. 7 UT Martin L 7-28 22,092 Nov. 14 at Austin Peay L 21-24 6,968 Nov. 19 at #13 Eastern Illinois W 21-10 3,509

1998 Ohio Valley Conference Champions 2004 Coach James Reese Overall: Won 4 Lost 7 OVC: Won 2 Lost 5 Sept. 4 Alabama A&M W 42-7 Sept. 9 at UT-Martin W 27-13 Sept. 18 vs. Jackson State W 21-20 Sept. 25 vs. Florida A&M L 15-21 Oct. 2 vs. South Carolina State L 13-30 Oct. 16 at Jacksonville State L 35-49 Oct. 23 Samford L 36-42 Oct. 30 at Eastern Illinois L 24-34 Nov. 6 Southeast Missouri W 38-36 Nov. 13 at Eastern Kentucky L 14-29 Nov. 20 Murray State L 13-30 2005 Coach James Webster Overall: Won 2 Lost 9 OVC: Won 1 Lost 6 Sept. 3 Alabama A&M L 14-27 Sept. 10 vs. Jackson State W 20-14 Sept. 17 at UT-Martin L 20-42 Sept. 24 vs. Florida A&M L 7-12 Oct. 1 vs. North Carolina A&T L 3-16 Oct. 13 at Tennessee Tech W 31-20 Oct. 22 Jacksonville State L 3-33 Oct. 29 at Samford L 11-31 Nov. 5 Eastern Illinois L 3-27 Nov. 12 at Southeast Missouri L 24-32 Nov. 19 Eastern Kentucky L 0-49

25,117 7,019 55,015 67,712 51,082 14,722 5,041 5,422 23,421 7,100 4,864

2006 Coach James Webster Overall: Won 6 Lost 5 OVC: Won 5 Lost 2 Sept. 2 Alabama A&M L 20-27 19,487 Sept. 9 Murray State W 25-15 10,613 Sept. 16 vs. Jackson State W 31-30 53,441 Sept. 23 at Vanderbilt L 9-38 27,460 Sept. 30 vs. Florida A&M L 22-25 57,885 Oct. 14 Tennessee Tech W 30-20 9,720 Oct. 21 at Jacksonville State W 38-31 11,800 Oct. 28 Samford W 29-7 18,758 Nov. 4 at Eastern Illinois L 3-29 5,912 Nov. 11 Southeast Missouri W 31-0 4,271 Nov. 18 at Eastern Kentucky L 3-20 5,500

25,342 48,300 5,263 56,297 42,310 10,226 6,490 8,278 23,481 2,512 4,779

2007 Coach James Webster Overall: Won 5 Lost 6 OVC: Won 4 Lost 3 Alabama A&M L 23-49 23,440 vs. Jackson State W 16-13 50,879 at Austin Peay W 33-32(OT) 8,359 at Southern L 34-41 15,371 vs. Florida A&M L 17-18 56,990 at Tennessee Tech W 45-28 9,369 at #21 Eastern Kentucky L 7-49 11,500 #25 Eastern Illinois L 35-38 8,935 Murray State W 42-28 24,878 at Samford W 38-28 4,193 UT Martin L 38-43 7,859

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2010 Coach Rod Reed Overall: Won 3 Lost 8 OVC: Won 0 Lost 7 Sept. 4 Alabama A&M W 27-14 22,607 Sept. 11 vs. Jackson State L 26-33 44,688 Sept. 18 Austin Peay L 23-26 8,502 Sept. 25 at Florida A&M W 29-18 54,202 Oct. 2 at North Carolina A&T W 37-7 35,217 Oct. 9 at #25 Southeast Missouri L 17-19 10,316 Oct. 16 at #3 Jacksonville State L 0-24 15,218 Oct. 23 Tennessee Tech L 10-21 6,739 Nov. 6 Eastern Illinois L 28-31(OT) 2 1,596 Nov. 13 at UT Martin L 0-37 3,141 Nov. 20 at Murray State L 23-28 2,904 2011 Coach Rod Reed Overall: Won 5 Lost 6 OVC: Won 4 Lost 4 Sept. 3 Southern W 23-7 25,209 Sept. 10 vs. Jackson State L 15-29 43,532 Sept. 17 at Murray State L 27-58 10,031 Sept. 24 at Air Force L 24-63 33,487 Oct. 1 at Austin Peay L 34-37 8,614 Oct. 8 Southeast Missouri W 55-3 6,234 Oct. 15 at #19 Tennessee Tech W 42-40 8,676 Oct. 22 at Eastern Kentucky L 22-33 10,800 Nov. 5 at Eastern Illinois W 18-17 6,774 Nov. 12 UT Martin W 35-30 19,537 Nov. 19 Jacksonville State L 16-38 6,137

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 2012 Coach Rod Reed Overall: Won 8 Lost 3 OVC: Won 4 Lost 3 Sept. 1 Florida A&M W 17-14 15,652 Sept. 8 vs. Jackson State W 38-12 42,257 Sept. 15 Austin Peay W 34-14 14,264 Sept. 22 at Bethune-Cookman W 21-14 9,461 Sept. 29 Arkansas-Pine Bluff W 40-13 31,765 Oct. 6 #16 Eastern Kentucky W 23-20 9,878 Oct. 13 Southeast Missouri W 40-28 4,800 Oct. 20 at Jacksonville State L 28-31(OT) 14,867 Oct. 27 Tennessee Tech W 22-21 11,373 Nov. 3 at Murray State L 28-49 3,112 Nov. 17 at UT Martin L 26-35 6,322 2013 Coach Rod Reed Overall: Won 10 Lost 4 OVC: Won 6 Lost 2 Sept. 1 Bethune-Cookman L 9-12 16,108 Sept. 7 at Florida A&M W 27-7 14,237 Sept. 14 vs. Jackson State W 26-16 42,400 Sept. 21 at Tennessee Tech W 41-21 10,044 Sept. 28 vs. Central State W 73-6 22,000 Oct. 5 Sotheast Missouri W 40-16 7,374 Oct. 12 at Jacksonville State W 31-15 19,092 Oct. 19 at UT Martin W 29-15 14,867 Oct. 26 Eastern Illinois L 16-34 22,157 Nov. 2 at Eastern Kentucky L 0-44 5,700 Nov. 9 Austin Peay W 31-6 5,258 Nov. 16 Murray State W 17-10 6,412 FCS Playoffs Nov. 30 at Butler W 31-0 1,982 Dec. 7 at Eastern Illinois L 10-51 4,825

ALL TIME COACHING RECORDS COACH.............................................SEASONS........... YEARS......RECORD.....PCT. H.N. ROBINSON.......................................... 1912-13...................... 2.................9-1-0*......... .900 BUCK HUNT.....................................................1916......................... 1.................0-0-1*......... .000 JOE SCRUGGS............................................. 1921-24...................... 4.................7-3-1*......... .636 GEORGE DAVENPORT.............................. 1925-26...................... 2.................5-3-3*......... .454 FELTON GALE..................................................1927......................... 1.................1-2-3*......... .166 HARRY LONG...................................................1928......................... 1.................0-4-1*......... .000 ALTON JACKSON............................................1929......................... 1.................4-1-1*......... .667 T. D. UPSHAW.............................................. 1930-31...................... 2..................4-4-0.......... .500 WALTER S. DAVIS........................................ 1934-36...................... 3.................11-5-4......... .550 REUBIN MUNDY..............................................1937......................... 1..................3-1-1.......... .600 LAWRENCE SIMMONS#................. 1938-39 / 1961-62............ 4............... 14-15-3....... .438 HENRY KEAN............................................... 1944-54.....................10............. 93-15-3....... .838 HOWARD GENTRY, SR............................... 1956-60...................... 5............... 42-10-1....... .792 JOHN MERRITT........................................... 1963-83.....................20............ 174-35-7...... .806 WILLIAM THOMAS..................................... 1984-88...................... 5............... 34-20-3....... .507 JOE GILLIAM, SR......................................... 1989-92...................... 4............... 20-23-1....... .455 BILL DAVIS.................................................... 1993-95...................... 3............... 11-22-0....... .333 L. C. COLE...................................................... 1996-99...................... 4............... 28-18-0....... .609 JAMES REESE............................................... 2000-04...................... 5................. 24-33......... .421 JAMES WEBSTER........................................ 2005-09...................... 5................. 25-31......... .446 ROD REED................................................ 2010-present................. 6................. 36-33......... .522 * - FROM 1912-1932 SOME RECORDS ARE INCOMPLETE BUT THE LISTED HAVE BEEN VERIFIED # - SERVED TWO SEPERATE COACHING TERMS

2014 Coach Rod Reed Overall: Won 6 Lost 6 OVC: Won 3 Lost 5 Aug. 30 Edward Waters W 58-6 10,541 Sept. 6 at Alabama State L 21-27 15,725 Sept. 13 vs. Jackson State W 35-7 46,914 Sept. 20 Tennessee Tech W 10-7 9,217 Sept. 27 Florida A&M W 27-7 29,225 Oct. 4 at Sotheast Missouri L 21-28 8,089 Oct. 11 Jacksonville State L 20-27 5,849 Oct. 18 UT Martin L 16-21 6,738 Oct. 25 at Eastern Illinois L 3-28 8,289 Nov. 1 Eastern Kentucky L 42-56 5,052 Nov. 8 at Austin Peay W 31-27 6,143 Nov. 22 at Murray State W 48-33 1,962 2015 Coach Rod Reed Overall: Won 4 Lost 6 OVC: Won 1 Lost 6 Sept. 6 Alabama State W 24-14 22,455 Sept. 12 vs. Jackson State W 35-25 48,385 Sept. 19 at Jacksonville State L 13-48 23,413 Sept. 26 at Florida A&M W 30-14 18,020 Oct. 10 at UT-Martin L 14-28 7,123 Oct. 17 Eastern Illinois L 22-25 (ot) 22,144 Oct. 24 at Eastern Kentucky L 21-45 9,400 Oct. 31 Austin Peay W 20-6 5,985 Nov. 7 Murray State L 43-46 (ot) 7,897 Nov. 21 at Tennessee Tech L 24-30 3,924

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