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2013 Tennessee State University Football Schedule 15th Annual John Merritt Classic Sept. 1 (Sun.)

BETHUNE-COOKMAN

LP FIELD

Sept. 7 (Sat.)

at Florida A&M

Tallahassee, Fla.

24th Annual Southern Heritage Classic Presented by Fed Ex Sept. 14 (Sat.)

Jackson State

Memphis, Tenn.

Sept. 21 (Sat.)

at Tennessee Tech*

Jackson, Tenn.

St. Louis Gateway Classic Sept. 28 (Sat).

Central State

St. Louis, Mo.

Oct. 5 (Sat.)

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI*

LP FIELD

Oct. 12 (Sat).

at Jacksonville State*

Jacksonville, Ala.

Oct. 19 (Sat.)

at UT Martin*

Martin, Tenn.

Oct. 26 (Sat.)

EASTERN ILLINOIS*

LP FIELD

Nov. 2 (Sat.)

at Eastern Kentucky*

Richmond, Ky.

Nov. 9 (Sat.)

AUSTIN PEAY*

HALE STADIUM

Nov. 16 (Sat.)

MURRAY STATE*

LP FIELD

Homecoming

* denotes Ohio Valley Conference game

For Tickets: Call 615-963-5922 or visit Ticketmaster.com

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2013 Tennessee State Football: Table of Contents

Table of Contents..................................................................................1 Quick Facts...............................................................................................2 Ohio Valley Conference.......................................................................3 Tennessee State University............................................................4-9 Dr. Glenda Glover, President........................................................... 10 Teresa Phillips, Athletic Dirctor...................................................... 11 2013 Football Outlook................................................................12-13 2013 Numerical Roster...............................................................14-15 2013 Preaseason 2-Deep Chart...............................................16-17 Head Coach Rod Reed...................................................................... 18 Mike Jones, Offensive Coordinator.............................................. 19 Jeff Parker, Passing Game Coordinator....................................... 19 Osita Alaribe, Co-Defensive Coordinator................................... 20 Justin Roberts, Co-Defensive Coordinator................................ 20 Ed Sanders, Defensive Backs-Safaties......................................... 21 Russ Ehrenfeld, Offensive Line...................................................... 21 Mikhal Kornegay, Defensive Backs-Corners............................. 22 Larry Williams, Running Backs....................................................... 22 Bill Khayat, Tight Ends....................................................................... 23 Tom Opdenbrouw, Dirctor of Operations................................. 23 Julian Hunter, Video Coordinator................................................. 24 Alvin Futrell, Head Strength Coach.............................................. 24 Ryan Karch, Head Athletic Trainer................................................ 25 Jeremy Taylor, Equipment Manager............................................ 25 Seniors..............................................................................................26-29 Gregory Barksdale, Tim Broughton, DeShawn Byrd, Holt Claiborne, Kadeem Edwards........................................................ 26 Vernon Frett, Jamin Godfrey, Antonio Harper....................... 27 Marquaveus Jackson, Troy Jones, Michael Murphy, Demetrius Rhaney, Wilson Robinson........................................ 28 Wesley Samuels, Andrew Taylor, David Van Dyke, Devin Wilson................................................................................................... 29 Juniors..............................................................................................30-34 Anthony Bass, Samquan Evans, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Weldon . Garlington........................................................................................... 30 Michael German, Stephen Godbolt III, Darion Hall.............. 31 Leon Holderhead, A.C. Leonard, Lamar McKnight, Ryan Mitchell, Anthony Morris............................................................... 32 Robert Myers, DeVontae Parrish, De’Aunte Saunders Je-Marc Sears, Detorrius Shipley, Derick Sibley.................... 33 Martine Stevenson, Nick Thrasher, Ron Vinson, Harold

Watson, Mike West........................................................................... 34 Sophomores...................................................................................35-36 Andrew Bather, Joe Bowens, Bernell Brooks, Andrew Dale, . Telvin Hooks, Dinsdale Jackson.................................................. 35 James Lewis, Jhaquille Love, Jack Ndem, Stanley Smith, Michael Whitaker, Aaron Woods................................................. 36 Freshman.........................................................................................37-41 Ronald Butler, Cameron Carter, Evan Clay, Quindell Cousins, Adam Davenport, Jessamen Dunker....................... 37 Rodney Edwards, Victor Fletcher, Kilu Fontaine-Ellis, Isaiah . Freeman, Terrance Harris II, Devonte Heard, Gary Jackson Najee Jamerson................................................................................ 38 Antonio Justice, Jr., Lavatiae Kelly, Kevin Kenton, Afolabi Laguda, Roc-M Nesbitt, Everett Nicholas V, Justin North.. 39 Dantwan O’Neal, Baron Poole II, Mark Reeves, Mazio Rhodes, Chris Sanders-McCollum, Jordan Sidney................ 40 Patrick Smith, Tevin Spells, Curtis Thomas, Ashton Westmoreland, Chadwick Williams, Montrell Wood............ 41 2012 Game Recaps......................................................................42-52 2012 Statistics................................................................................53-56 2013 Opponents Series Records.............................................57-59 Individual Records.......................................................................60-67 Team Records................................................................................68-69 Year-by-Year Leaders...................................................................70-75 Single Game Performances......................................................76-78 Single Season Team Performances........................................79-80 Preseason All-OVC Selections........................................................ 81 All-OVC Selections............................................................................. 82 Draft Picks.......................................................................................83-84 First Round Draft Picks..................................................................... 85 Tigers in the NFL...........................................................................86-88 Tigers in the Super Bowl.................................................................. 89 All-Time Letterwinners...............................................................90-94 All-Americans................................................................................95-97 LP Field.............................................................................................98-99 Hale Stadium............................................................................100-101 The Classics................................................................................102-103 John Merritt and Brown Jug Classic..........................................104 Sgt. York Trophy.......................................................................105-106 Homecoming.....................................................................................107 Year-by-Year Results...............................................................108-116

CREDITS The 2013 Tennessee State University Football Media Guide was prepared by the Office of Athletic Media Relations. Layout and design by Jose’ Garcia, with input and assistance from Travis Kriens. Photographs by Sam Jordan, Nathaniel Perry, and the Tennessee State University Athletic Archives. Cover design by Jerry Leach. 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.

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2013 Tennessee State Football: 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 .................................................................... LP Field (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) .............................16-17, 8-14 OVC (4th year) Career Record ...............................................................................Same Offensive Coordinator.....................................................Mike Jones Alma Mater, Year......................Tennessee State, 1982 (4th year) QBs/Pass Game Coordinator.......................................... Jeff Parker Alma Mater..........................Bethune-Cookman, 1994 (4th year) Running Backs Coach..............................................Kevin Mashack Alma Mater, Year......................Tennessee State, 2007 (6th year) Offensive Line Coach............................................... Russ Ehrenfeld Alma Mater, Year.......................... Chattanooga, 1981 (2nd year) Co-Defensive Coordinator......................................... Osita Alaribe Alma Mater, Year............... North Carolina A&T, 2004 (5th year) Co-Defensive Coordinator...................................... Justin Roberts Alma Mater, Year................. Missouri Southern, 1996 (3rd year) Safeties Coach/ST..............................................................Ed Sanders Alma Mater, Year......................Tennessee State, 2000 (5th year) Corners Coach........................................................Mikhal Kornegay Alma Mater, Year....................................... Florida State (2nd year) Running Back Coach .................................................Larry Williams Alma Mater, Year ............................. Florida A&M, 1999 (1st Year) Tight Ends Coach................................................................Bill Khayat Alma Mater, Year........................................................ Duke (1st Year) Director of Operations......................................Tom Opdenbrouw Alma Mater, Year........................SUNY Oneonta, 1996 (4th year) Equipmet Manager .....................................................Jeremy Taylor Alma Mater, Year ..................Jacksonville State, 2005 (3rd Year) TSU FOOTBALL HISTORY First Season.....................................................................................1912 All-Time Record.................................................................527-264-33 First Year in OVC.............................................................................1988 Record in the OVC....................................................................... 79-92 OVC Championships (Last)................................................. 2 (1999) NCAA FCS Playoff Appearances (Last)............................ 4 (1999) HBCU National Championships (Last).......................... 13 (1982) Cumulative All-Americans........................................................... 313

2013 TEAM INFORMATION 2012 Overall Record........................................................................ 8-3 Home: .................................................................................................. 5-0 Away: ................................................................................................... 2-3 Neutral: ............................................................................................... 1-0 2012 OVC Record (Finish)....................................................4-3 (5th) Home: .................................................................................................. 3-0 Away: ................................................................................................... 1-3 Neutral: ..............................................................................................N/A Offensive Formation............................................ Spread/Pro Style Defensive Formation....................................................................... 4-3 Offensive Starters Returning/Lost.............................................. 7/4 Defensive Starters Returning/Lost...........................................11/0 Letterwinners Returning/Lost................................................ 64/17 Newcomers......................................................................................... 23 RETURNING ALL-OVC HONOREES Kadeem Edwards, OG ...................................................... First Team Stephen Godbolt III, DB .................................................. First Team A.C. Leonard, TE ................................................................. First Team ............................................................................. All-Newcomer Team Daniel Fitzpatrick, S ................................................... Second Team Jamin Godfrey, K .......................................................... Second Team Antonio Harper, DL ..................................................... Second Team Nick Thrasher, LB ......................................................... Second Team Joe Bowens, TE ........................................................... All-Newcomer ATHLETIC MEDIA RELATIONS Assistant (Football Contact) ...................................Alex Mitchell Office.............................................................................(615) 963-5674 Cell..................................................................................(770) 309-1760 E-Mail...............................................................jmitch18@tnstate.edu Coordinator..........................................Zekeya Anderson Harrison E-Mail...................................................... zanderson01@tnstate.edu Assistant Director.........................................................Jose' F. Garcia E-Mail.................................................................jgarcia1@tnstate.edu Alex Mitchell Assistant Phone............................................ 615-963-5674 Cell................................................ 770-309-1760 E-mail........................................ jmitch18@tnstate.edu Football, Men’s Basketball, M&W Track and Field Zekeya Anderson Harrison Coordinator Phone.............................................615-963-1867 E-mail................................... zanderson01@tnstate.edu Women’s Basketball, M&W Cross Country, M&W Tennis

Jose’ F. Garcia Assistant Director Phone.............................................615-963-5674 Cell.................................................615-838-4199 E-mail......................................... jgarcia1@tnstate.edu Softball, M&W Golf, Football, Men’s Basketball

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2013 Tennessee State Football: Ohio Valley Conference

Entering its 63rd year, the Ohio Valley Conference continues to build on the success that has made it the nation’s eightholdest 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 full-time 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 midsouthern 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. A first in the OVC occurred in 2008, when the league had a first round draft pick in both the NFL (Tennessee State’s Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) and Major League Baseball (Eastern Kentucky’s Christian Friedrich) Drafts in the same school year. 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. Current league representatives include charter members Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University and Murray State University, along with Austin Peay State University, Belmont University, Eastern Illinois University, Jacksonville State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Martin. Tennessee State has been a member of the Ohio Valley Conference since 1986.

CAMPUS LIFE

Founded in 1912, Tennessee State University has grown dramatically from a small college to two campuses: the 500acre 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.”

THINK

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.

SERVE

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 servicelearning opportunities are currently active.

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WORK

Today, Tennessee State University’s student enrollment is more than 8,000.

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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.

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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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.

TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

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DR. GLENDA GLOVER

UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1974. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree, she pursued the Master of Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University garduating in 1976. She then completed her doctorate in business economics and policy from George Washington University in 1990, and later completed her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1994. 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 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.

Glenda Baskin Glover joined the University January 2, 2013, as its eighth president. She has advanced a five point vision that includes: (1) academic progress and customer service, (2) fund raising and partnerships, (3) diversity and inclusion, (4) shared governance, and (5) business outreach. Dr. Glover served as the Dean of the College of Business at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi from 1994 - 2012, where she led the College of Business throughout the accreditation process and spearheaded the implementation of the nation’s only Ph.D. in Business at an HBCU. Her guidance has included the development of retention strategies and ensuring compliance with accreditation standards. She is a certified public accountant, an attorney, and is one of two African American women to hold the Ph.D-CPA-JD combination in the nation. Dr. Glover’s educational development began as a student at Tennessee State

Before joining Jackson State, she began her full-time academic career as chairperson of the accounting department at Howard University in Washington, D.C., from 1990-1994. 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 the Board of Directors of MetroJackson Chamber of Commerce, Chairperson of the City of Jackson Planning Board, District of Columbia Housing and Community Development Advisory 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. 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 Teresa Lawrence-Phillips became head of the Tennessee State University athletics department in April of 2002. As director, the athletic department has made tremendous strides on the playing field, campus, community and classroom.

Phillips also has the distinction of being the first woman ever to coach an NCAA Division I men’s basketball team en route to being named one of the “101 Most Influential Minorities in Sports” by Sports Illustrated in 2003. She was also named as the Second Most Influential Woman in Sports in Tennessee by The Tennessean newspaper. In addition, she was named USA Today’s National Coach of the Year in 1990 and was a three-time OVC Coach of the Year selection. No stranger to athletic success, she was head coach of the Lady Tigers basketball program at TSU for 11 seasons from 1989-2000. Phillips guided the 1993–94 squad to the program’s first-ever OVC regular season crown, the Ohio Valley Conference tournament championship, and the team’s first appearance ever in the NCAA tournament. Phillips and her staff enjoyed their most successful season in 1994–95 as the Lady Tigers (22–7, 12–4 OVC) shared the regular season title. TSU claimed its second consecutive tournament title and a trip to the NCAA tournament. She has been invited twice to serve as an assistant coach for USA Basketball (1995 and 1999) and was invited to serve as an assistant coach for the U.S. Olympic Festival North Squad. Prior to her stint at TSU, Phillips was head coach at Fisk University for four years. She guided the Bulldogs to WIAC League and Tournament Championships in 1987 and 1988 and was tabbed WIAC Coach of the Year twice (1987, 1988). She compiled a 68-34 overall record with the Bulldogs. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor’s degree in Economics before obtaining a Masters in Education from TSU in 1999. Phillips, who helped recruit six All-Americans and seven All-State players, served as an assistant coach with the Lady Commodores (1981-1984) winning the N.I.T. in 1983. Phillips earned several honors as a three-year letter winner at Vanderbilt. She

was the first recipient of the Lady Commodore Athlete of the Year honor, given to the best all-around female athlete. In addition, she received the Nashville Civitan’s Sportsmanship Award in 1979 and 1980. Community oriented, Phillips has been appointed to several boards and committees which include: NCAA Basketball Rules, NCAA Championship Cabinet, NCAA Administrative Cabinet, the NCAA HBCU Advisory Board, Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board, Boys’ & Girls’ Club Board, the Vanderbilt Alumni Advisory Board, the Nashville Final Four Executive Board, the Girls’ Preparatory School Alumni Board, the Kroger “Dinner of Champions” Committee and the Executive Board of the Nashville Sports Council. She has held memberships in several organizations, including the Black Coaches Association, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 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 Nashville with her two sons, Micah and Kyle.

D I R E C T O R O F AT H L E T I C S

Some accomplishments under the Phillips’ administration include the launching of the first official website for TSU Athletics in August of 2002, the revitalization of the Big Blue Booster Club, the recognition of Ohio Valley Conference Scholar Athletes, the awarding of the NCAA Pilot Grant, the construction of an Indoor Practice Facility, athletic facility upgrades, football’s return to Hale Stadium, several conference championships in volleyball and women’s track as well as a PGA Minority National Championship in men’s golf.

2013 Tennessee State Football: Outlook Coming off the most successful season in over a decade, the Tennessee State football team looks to continue the success of last year’s 8-3 mark in 2013. Rod Reed enters his fourth campaign at the helm of the Tiger program, having improved his team’s mark by at least two games in each of his first three. If that trend continues, the Tigers could be playing in the postseason for the first time since 1999. The possibility of the Tigers dancing come Nov. 30 is certainly strengthened by the fact that the squad returns 20 starters from a year ago, including 11 from the Ohio Valley Conference’s top-ranked defense.

Saunders made nine starts, had 26 tackles, picked off two passes, forced and recovered a fumble. TSU has had success with former South Eastern Conference players, so the Tigers’ secondary could be even stouter in 2013. The front seven on defense should also be solid, as preseason all-conference selections Antonio Harper and Nick Thrasher will suit up for TSU this fall. Last year as a redshirt junior, Harper led the team with four sacks and added 36 tackles while playing at defensive end. Meanwhile, Thrasher’s 105 stops and nine tackles for loss from the middle linebacker position were the most on the squad.

Most notable of those starters is redshirt junior cornerback Stephen Godbolt III who in addition to leading all of the Football Championship Subdivision with six interceptions also led the OVC’s number one pass defense (208.5 yards per game).

Godbolt was selected an All-American by three publications following a year in which he recorded 45 tackles and was recently chosen as the conference’s Preseason Defensive Player of the Year. TSU’s secondary also returns redshirt senior safety David Van Dyke, redshirt junior corner Ronnie Vinson and junior safety Daniel Fitzpatrick, the last of which is a Preseason All-OVC selection. Fitzpatrick was second on the team in tackles a year ago with 61 and he also had a nose for the ball, forcing a pair of fumbles and picking off one pass. Worth noting is the transfer of former Florida Gator De’Ante “Pop” Saunders to play corner. In one season at Gainesville,

While the offense won’t return all its starters from 2012, it does bring back seven. However, it will be without its biggest and most productive players from a year ago. Tennessee State will have to replace All-OVC running back Trabis Ward who left the school following his junior season. All Ward did last year was lead the conference in rushing attempts (309) yards (1,422) and touchdowns (15). By adding his 21 receptions and rushing attempts, Ward had the ball in his hands for 40 percent of TSU’s 818 plays. Matching Ward’s production might be difficult for one player to do, so the team will likely turn to both Telvin Hooks and Adam Davenport to carry the load. Hooks rushed 75 times last

year for 425 yards for an astounding 5.7 yards per carry average. Hooks will primarily be TSU’s speed back while Davenport will bring the power. 2013 will be Davenport’s first year at Tennessee State after transferring from the Naval Academy. Also not retuning will be left tackle Rogers Gaines who at 6-7, 320 pounds was not only the biggest Tiger last year, he was also one of the main players opening those holes for Ward. Gaines, and former TSU center Sherman Carter, parlayed his collegiate success into an NFL contract.

Luckily for Big Blue, the club does bring back First Team AllOVC left guard Kadeem Edwards and expected to replace Gaines on the left side is senior Deshawn Byrd who on paper (six-foot-five, 320 lbs.) might be able to fill Gaines’s large shoes. This will be Byrd’s first year of eligibility at TSU since transferring from the now-defunct Grand Rapids Community College football team. The coaching staff is giving senior and ex-right guard Demetrius Rhaney a shot at replacing Carter in the middle of the line. Last season, Rhaney started every game for TSU and helped the Tigers rush for 175 yards per contest. Who plays behind Rhaney could also be a question mark for the Tigers as incumbent starting quarterback Michael German might be forced to sit the first few games. Last year, German completed 215-of-358 passes for 2,751 yards and 18 touchdowns in what was a primarily run-based offensive system. Reed seems content to letting true freshman Ronald Butler and JUCO transfer Lamar McKnight, who was 87-for-167 for 1,103 yards and 11 scores during his second season at Contra Costa CC, duel it out for the starting nod on Sept. 1.

Whoever is throwing the ball will have the luxury of a good crop of receivers on the other end including All-American tight end A.C. Leonard. In his first season at TSU after transferring from Florida, Leonard made several crucial plays in key moments en route to 51 grabs and a team-leading 733 yards.

Also worth noting are senior receiver Devin Wilson and sophomore tight end Joe Bowens. The duo combined for 45 catches, 578 yards and six touchdowns in 2012, and both will be back this fall. Finally, at a position that can’t be overlooked, kicker Jamin Godfrey returns for his senior season a year removed from drilling 16-of-20 field goals and scoring 81 points. He is already sixth in school history in points with 214 and could move up to second place by matching his 2012 numbers. This season’s schedule will be tougher this time around with the addition of defending OVC Champions Eastern Illinois and the absence of a bye week. However, with the quantity and quality of returning players, Reed said it best when he coined this year’s motto of “No Excuses”.

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2013 Tennessee State Football: Numerical Roster

Name A.C. Leonard Lamar McKnight De’Ante Saunders Tevin Spells Ronnie Vinson Lavatiae Kelly Wilson Robinson Chris Sanders-McCollum Ronald Butler Gregory Barksdale Devin Wilson Michael German Dantwan O’Neal Antonio Harper Holt Claiborne Weldon Garlington Wesley Samuels Patrick Smith Telvin Hooks Darion Hall Martine Stevenson Andrew Taylor Stephen Godbolt III Bernell Brooks Devonte Heard Harold Watson David Van Dyke Afolabi Laguda Adam Davenport Detorrius Shipley Tim Broughton Mark Reeves Gary Jackson Andrew Dale Victor Fletcher Ashton Westmoreland Terrance Harris II Stanley Smith Vernon Frett Nick Thrasher Jamin Godfrey Mike West Everett Nicholas V Daniel Fitzpatrick Marquaveus Jackson Leon Holderhead Najee Jamerson Chadwick Williams Antonio Justice Jr. Justin North Jack Ndem Anthony Bass

Pos. TE QB DB RB DB WR LB WR QB LB WR QB WR DE QB WR/KR TE QB RB RB RB DB DB DB DB DB DB DB RB DE RB LB DB DB DB FB FB DB FB LB PK/K LB DB DB DE P LB LB LB LB DL DL

Ht. 6’4 6’3 5’11 5’9 5’11 6’1 6’3 6’5 6’3 6’2 6’3 6’2 6’3 6’3 6’2 5’10 6’4 6’0 5’10 5’11 5‘10 5’10 6’1 6’0 6’0 6’1 6’0 6’2 5’11 6’3 5’10 6’0 5’10 6’2 5’9 6’0 6’1 6’1 5’10 6’2 6’0 6’0 5’11 6’2 6’4 6’3 6’1 6’2 6’1 6’2 6’2 6’2

Wt. 245 190 200 200 185 180 218 200 180 215 195 215 212 245 180 160 235 185 190 195 170 185 180 170 190 206 185 190 215 255 190 225 185 190 180 250 250 180 250 240 180 245 190 210 270 220 210 215 212 230 245 230

Yr. Hometown (Previous School) Jr. Jacksonville, Fla. (Florida) Jr. Jersey City, N.J. (Contra Costa CC) Jr. DeLand, Fla. (Florida) Fr. Delray Beach, Fla. (Atlantic HS) R-Jr. New Orleans, La. (Louisiana State) Fr. Miami, Fla. (McArthur HS) Sr. Birmingham, Ala. (Spain Park HS) Fr. Fairburn, Ga. (Creekside HS) Fr. Tallahassee, Fla. (Lincoln HS) R-Sr. University Park, Ill. (Northern Illinois) R-Sr. Nashville, Tenn. (Pope John Paul II HS) R-Jr. Pompano Beach, Fla. (Blanche Ely HS) Fr. DeLand, Fla. (Deland HS) R-Sr. Memphis, Tenn. (Troy) R-Sr. Huntsville, Ala. (Alabama State) Jr. Antioch, Tenn. (Brentwood Academy) Sr. Birmingham, Ala. (Minor HS) Fr. Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven HS) R-So. Edgewater, Fla. (New Smyrna Beach HS) R-Jr. Naples, Fla. (Miami) R-Jr. Detroit, Mich. (Martin Luther King HS) R-Sr. Dallas, Texas (Lincoln HS) R-Jr. Cross City, Fla. (Dixie County HS) R-So. New Orleans, La. (Clark HS) R-Fr. Nashville, Tenn. (Davidson Academy) R-Jr. Brownsville, Tenn. (Haywood County HS) R-Sr. Miami, Fla. (Booker T. Washington HS) Fr. Lilburn, Ga. (Brookwood HS) Fr. Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Navy) Jr. Birmingham, Ala. (Huffman HS) Sr. Mobile, Ala. (Glendale CC) Fr. Atlanta, Ga. (Grady HS) Fr. Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy) So. Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Riverdale HS) R-Fr. Nashville, Tenn. (Hunters Lane HS) Fr. Hendersonville, Tenn. (Beech HS) Fr. Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy) R-So. New Orleans, La. (Ben Franklin HS) Sr. Orlando, Fla. (Mars Hill) Jr. Morrow, Ga. (Mt. Zion HS) Sr. Englewood, Tenn. (McMinn Central HS) Jr. Cross City, Fla. (Dixie County HS) Fr. Covington, Ga. (Cedar Grove HS) Jr. Ft. Wayne, Ind. (Concordia Lutheran HS) Sr. Daytona Beach, Fla. (Merced CC) Jr. Brunswick East, Australia (Butte CC) R-Fr. Ocala, Fla. (Vanguard HS) Fr. Orlando, Fla. (Dr. Phillips HS) R-Fr. Montgomery, Ala. (St. Jude Educational Institute) Fr. Orlando, Fla. (Freedom HS) R-So. Riverdale, Ga. (North Clayton HS) Jr. Clarksville, Tenn. (Northeast HS)

TSU No. 56 57 58 59 62 64 65 66 69 70 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 92 93 94 99

2013 Tennessee State Football: Numerical Roster

Name Aaron Woods Michael Murphy Kilu Fontaine-Ellis DeVontae Parrish Jhaquelle Love Troy Jones Demetrius Rhaney Jessamen Dunker Derek Sibley Robert Myers Jordan Sidney Kadeem Edwards Kevin Kenton James Lewis Evan Clay Anthony Morris Montrell Wood DeShawn Byrd Je-Marc Sears Joe Bowens Curtis Thomas Quindell Cousins Michael Whitaker Ryan Mitchell Cameron Carter Mazio Rhodes Isaiah Freeman Andrew Bather Dinsdale Jackson Baron Poole II Samquan Evans Roc-M Nesbitt Rodney Edwards

Pos. LS DL DL LB OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL TE WR TE WR WR WR P/PK WR WR WR DL DL DL DL DL

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

Wt. 230 318 275 225 300 305 300 300 301 310 290 290 290 310 300 290 320 320 230 230 215 200 175 190 170 170 200 170 290 270 280 250 300

Yr. Hometown (Previous School) R-So. Knoxville, Tenn. (Halls HS) R-Sr. Lewisburg, Tenn. (Marshall County HS) R-Fr. Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Bay Tech HS) Jr. Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro HS) R-So. Nashville, Tenn. (John Overton HS) Sr. Memphis, Tenn. (Arlington HS) Sr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (Ellsworth CC) R-Fr. Boynton Beach, Fla. (Florida) R-Jr. Stone Mountain Ga. (Stone Mountain HS) R-Jr. LaVergne, Tenn. (LaVergne HS) Fr. Riverdale, Ga. (Riverdale HS) Sr. Sanford, Fla. (Seminole HS) R-Fr. West Palm Beach, Fla. (Palm Beach Lakes HS) R-So. Arlington, Tenn. (Vanderbilt) Fr. Tucker, Ga. (Tucker HS) Jr. Memphis, Tenn. (Germantown HS) Fr. Augusta, Ga. (Academy of Richmond County) Sr. Dayton, Ohio (Grand Rapids CC) R-Jr. New Smyrna Beach, Fla. (New Smyrna Beach HS) So. Greenville, S.C. (Greenville HS) Fr. Tampa, Fla. (Hillsborough HS) Fr. Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Blackman HS) So. Nashville, Tenn. (Glencliff HS) Jr. Johnson City, Tenn. (Science Hill HS) Fr. Chattanooga, Tenn. (East Hamilton HS) Fr. Nashville, Tenn. (Hunters Lane HS) R-Fr. Kansas City, Mo. (Rockhurst HS) R-So. LaVergne, Tenn. (LaVergne HS) R-So. Miami Gardens, Fla. (American Heritage HS) Fr. Decatur, Ga. (Southwest Dekalb HS) Jr. Walkertown, N.C. (Carver HS) Fr. Atlanta, Ga. (Carver HS) Fr. Gadsden, Ala. (Gadsden City HS)

* Indicates Duplicate Jersey Number (one on offense, other on defense) Coaching Staff: Head Coach: Rod Reed (Tennessee State, 1988), Fourth Season Assistant Coaches: Mike Jones (Tennessee State, 1982), Offensive Coordinator, Fourth Season Jeff Parker (Bethune-Cookman, 1994), Quarterbacks/Pass Game Coordinator, Fourth Season Osita Alaribe (North Carolina A&T, 2004), Co-Defensive Coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator, Fifth Season Justin Roberts (Missouri Southern, 1996), Co-Defensive Coordinator, Third Season Ed Sanders (Tennessee State, 2000), Defensive Backs – Safeties/Co-Special Teams Coord., Fifth Season Russ Ehrenfeld (Chattanooga, 1981), Offensive Line, Second Season Mikhal Kornegay (Florida State, 2006), Defensive Backs – Corners, Second Season Larry Williams (Florida A&M, 1999), Running Backs, First Season Bill Khayat (Duke, 1995), Tight Ends, First Season Tom Opdenbrouw (SUNY Oneonta, 1996), Director of Operations, Fourth Season Julius Hunter (The Citadel, 2006), Video Coordinator, First Season Alvin Futrell (Western Kentucky, 2009), Head Strength Coach, Fifth Season Ryan Krach (Central Michigan, 2006), Head Athletic Trainer, First Season Jeremy Taylor (Jacksonville State, 2005), Equipment Manager, Third Season

2013 Tennessee State Football: Tentative 2-Deep

TSU

Offense: QB:

10 2

Ronald Butler Lamar McKnight

6’3 6’3

180 190

Fr. Jr.

Tallahassee, FL (Lincoln HS) Jersey City, NJ (Contra Costa CC)

RB:

18 30

Telvin Hooks Adam Davenport

5’10 5’11

190 215

R-So. Fr.

FB:

41 38

Vernon Frett Ashton Westmoreland

5’10 6’0

250 250

Sr. Fr.

WR:

11 13

Devin Wilson Dantwan O’Neal

6’3 6’3

195 212

R-Sr. Fr.

LT:

79 77

DeShawn Byrd Anthony Morris

6’5 6’6

320 290

Sr. Jr.

LG:

73 74

Kadeem Edwards Kevin Kenton

6’4 6’2

290 290

Sr. Sanford, FL (Seminole HS) R-Fr. West Palm Beach, FL (Palm Beach Lakes HS)

C:

65 62

Demetrius Rhaney Jhaquelle Love

6’2 6’2

300 300

Sr. R-So.

Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Ellsworth CC) Nashville, TN (John Overton HS)

RG:

75 69

James Lewis Derek Sibley

6’4 6’4

310 301

R-So. R-Jr.

Arlington, TN (Vanderbilt) Stone Mountain GA (Stone Mountain HS)

RT:

70 58

Robert Myers Kilu Fontaine-Ellis

6’5 6’3

310 275

R-Jr. R-Fr.

LaVergne, TN (LaVergne HS) Tampa, FL (Tampa Bay Tech HS)

TE:

1 A.C. Leonard 81 Joe Bowens

6’4 6’5

245 230

Jr. So.

Jacksonville, FL (Florida) Greenville, SC (Greenville HS)

SE:

7 9

Lavatiae Kelly 6’1 Chris Sanders-McCollum 6’5

180 200

Fr. Fr.

Miami, FL (McArthur HS) Fairburn, GA (Creekside HS)

Edgewater, FL (New Smyrna Beach HS) Murfreesboro, TN (Navy) Orlando, FL (Mars Hill College) Hendersonville, TN (Beech HS) Nashville, TN (Pope John Paul II HS) Deland, FL (Deland HS) Dayton, OH (Grand Rapids CC) Memphis, TN (Germantown HS)

2013 Tennessee State Football: Tentative 2-Deep

TSU

Defense: DE:

14 31

Antonio Harper Detorrius Shipley

6’3 6’3

245 230

R-Sr. Jr.

DT:

93 92

Samquan Evans Baron Poole, II

6’0 6’3

280 270

Jr. Fr.

NT:

90 57

Dinsdale Jackson Michael Murphy

6’3 6’4

290 318

R-So. Miami Gardens, FL (American Heritage HS) R-Sr. Lewisburg, TN (Marshall County HS)

DE:

55 48

Anthony Bass Marquaveus Jackson

6’2 6’4

230 270

Jr. Sr.

Clarksville, TN (Northeast HS) Daytona Beach, FL (Merced CC)

SLB:

8 53

Wilson Robinson Justin North

6’3 6’2

218 230

Sr. Fr.

Birmingham, AL (Spain Park HS) Orlando, FL (Freedom HS)

MLB: 42 44

Nick Thrasher Mike West

6’2 6’0

240 245

Jr. Jr.

Morrow, GA (Mt. Zion HS) Cross City, FL (Dixie County HS)

WLB: 10 52

Gregory Barksdale Antonio Justice Jr.

6’2 6’1

215 212

R-Sr. R-Fr.

University Park, IL (Northern Illinois) Montgomery, AL (St. Jude Educational Institute)

LCB:

22 24

Stephen Godbolt III Bernell Brooks

6’1 6’0

180 170

R-Jr. R-So.

Cross City, FL. (Dixie County HS) New Orleans, LA (Clark HS)

FS:

28 21

David Van Dyke Andrew Taylor

6’0 5’10

185 185

R-Sr. R-Sr.

Miami, FL (Booker T. Washington HS) Dallas, TX (Lincoln HS)

SS:

46 27

Daniel Fitzpatrick Harold Watson

6’2 6’1

190 206

Jr. R-Jr.

Ft. Wayne, IN (Concordia Lutheran HS) Brownsville, TN (Haywood County HS)

De’Ante Saunders Ronnie Vinson

5’11 5’11

200 185

Jr. R-Jr.

DeLand, FL (Florida) New Orleans, LA (Louisiana State)

RCB: 3 5

Memphis, TN (Troy) Birmingham, AL (Huffman HS) Walkertown, NC (Carver HS) Decatur, GA (Southwest Dekalb HS)

ROD REED FOURTH SEASON and a pair of All-Americans. A veteran of the collegiate coaching ranks, Reed previously coached at East Texas Baptist College 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.

HEAD COACH

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.

Rod Reed was named head coach on December 18, 2009 to guide the TSU program. He served as the associate head coach and defensive coordinator during the 2009 season. 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, Reed is 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, Bethune-Cookman University (formerly Bethune-Cookman College), and Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, Fla. He has coached a total of five first-team all-conference linebackers

MIKE JONES

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR He played three seasons with Minnesota (1983-85) and was traded to New Orleans where he played from 1986-87 and 1989. In six NFL seasons, Jones caught 165 passes for 2,372 yards and 11 touchdowns. Mike Jones’ pedigree as an NFL receiver laid the groundwork for him to prosper as a coach. Nine years after his last game as a player he joined the Rhein Fire, NFL Europe, as a receivers coach for his first professional job. From there, he coached in four World Bowl games in six seasons and by year seven, he was named Head Coach of the Frankfurt Galaxy (2004-07). Jones’ aptitude for winning didn’t waiver in four years as a head coach as his teams appeared in three championship games, winning one in 2006. The same season he was named NFL Europe Coach of the Year. In all, he holds three European championship rings.

Mike Jones, joined the Big Blue coaching staff as offensive coordinator in 2010. The Tennessee State offense finished third in the Ohio Valley Conference in total offense during the 2011 averaging 416 yards per game. They also were third in passing yards per game with 237 yards per contest. A product of Tennessee State, Jones was twice named All-American (1981-82) and still holds many of the school’s receiving records, He was a sixthround draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 1983.

A S S I S TA N T C O A C H E S

As a head coach, Jones was practically unbeatable. In his first season, the Galaxy dashed to a 7-3 record and a World Bowl appearance. Two seasons later, Jones’ Galaxy returned to the championship and defeated Bart Andrus’ Amsterdam Admirals. The Galaxy revisited the big game one season later but lost to the Hamburg Sea Devils in the last-ever World Bowl game. The 2006 Coach of the Year compiled a 24-16 NFLE regular season record as a head coach. Jones also held offensive positions for the Rhein Fire. First, he was named receivers coach (1998-00) and later returned as the club’s offensive coordinator (2002-03). He coached in four World Bowl games with Rhein (1998, 2000, 2002-03), winning two in 1998 & 2000.

In 2001, he accepted a position as the receivers coach for the XFL’s Orlando Rage. His receivers super-charged the offense and the Rage finished in first place which led to a playoff berth. Jones was also the receivers coach at Liberty University for a brief period in the same year. Mike Jones is a native of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He and his wife Minerva have twin daughters named Brittany and Bridgette, and a son named Chandler.

JEFF PARKER

PASS GAME COORDINATOR

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.

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. 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.

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

OSITA ALARIBE

CO-DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR As recruiting coordinator, Alaribe has helped produce the #1 2012 recruiting class and the #3 2011 class among FCS HBCU’s according to Boxtorow’s annual rankings. In 2009, Alaribe joined TSU football 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.

A S S I S TA N T C O A C H E S

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. The Raleigh, NC native played collegiately at North Carolina A&T 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).

Osita Alaribe enters his fourth season as defensive line coach for Tennessee State Tigers football. Alaribe also has the duties of co-defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator. In 2011, Alaribe help develop a Tigers defense that only allowed 150.6 rushing yards per game and was ranked second in conference. The Tigers were also ranked 22nd in the nation and first in the OVC with 28 total sacks.

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.

JUSTIN ROBERTS

CO-DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR he served as the defensive line coach, leading the Lone Star Conference in total defense. His first coaching position came in 1997 at Columbia, Missouri’s Hickman HS where he was an assistant strength and conditioning coach and the assistant offensive line coach. After two years at Hickman, Roberts entered the college ranks as the defensive line and head strength and conditioning coach at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M from 199799. He then moved to Oklahoma State in 2000 for his first of two stints in Stillwater. Roberts worked with the linebackers and the defensive line as a graduate assistant for the Cowboys. In 2002, he moved on to the University of North Carolina and worked as a graduate assistant. In his two seasons with the Tar Heels, he assisted with the defensive line and the secondary. In 2003, he worked as a defensive coach for the Blue-Gray AllStar Classic. Roberts returned to Oklahoma State for one year and worked as the assistant strength and conditioning coach. Justin Roberts rejoined the Tennessee State University Football staff in spring of 2011 as the defensive coordinator and defensive end coach.

He coordinated the position specific summer 7-on-7 and pass rush programs for the Cowboys.

He originally served as the defensive line coach for the Big Blue from 2006-09. In 2009, TSU’s defense was ranked first in the Ohio Valley Conference.

The Hannibal, Mo. native played his collegiate career as a center at Missouri Southern State. He was a two-year letterman and was a part of the 1993 MIAA Conference Champions. In 1996, Roberts was named to the National Strength & Conditioning All-America Team.

He enters after spending two seasons at Western Carolina joining the staff in spring 2009. He served as the defensive line coach before taking over coaching responsibilities of the linebacking corp.

Roberts graduated from Missouri Southern in 1996 with a degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He earned a teaching certificate in Social Studies from Lincoln University in 1999.

Prior to his three years in Nashville, Roberts spent a year at Texas A&M-Commerce from 2005-06, where

During the summer of 2009, Roberts was married to the former Jessica Hayes of Chapel Hill, N.C.

ED SANDERS

DEFENSIVE BACKS-SAFTIES 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 yards-per-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.

A S S I S TA N T C O A C H E S

Before joining the Hornets, Sanders was an assistant coach at two Dekalb County (Ga.) high schools. 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). 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

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.

RUSS EHRENFELD OFFENSIVE LINE 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 first stop at TSU, Ehrenfeld’s offensive line set the tone for the No. 1 rushing offense in the Ohio Valley Conference 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.

It’s a homecoming of sorts for Russ Ehrenfeld after spending three seasons at Chattanooga. Ehrenfeld replaces Steven Smith, who accepted an assistant offensive line positing with the Kansas City Chiefs. Returning to Tennessee State in March 2012, Ehrenfeld brought an immediate impact to UTC in his first season. He 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

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. 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).

MIKHAL KORNEGAY

DEFENSIVE BACKS-CORNERS 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.

A S S I S TA N T C O A C H E S

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 Florida. He also served as a speed and strength coach at Titus Sports Academy in 2007.

Mikhal Kornegay came to TSU in March 2012, taking the place of Anthony Blevins, who is now the defensive backs coach at the University of AlabamaBirmingham.

A three-year starter on special teams for the Seminoles, Kornegay served as team captain in 2006. He helped FSU to two Atlantic Coast Conference championships and saw an appearance in the 2006 Orange Bowl. Kornegay obtained his bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences in 2006 and earned his master’s in Sports Administration in April 2010.

Kornegay, a native of Greenville, Fla., comes to Tennessee State after spending seven cumulative seasons with the Seminoles under legendary head

LARRY WILLIAMS RUNNING BACKS

coached defensive backs and assistant special team’s coordinator. He also served as the video, academic coordinator and recruited the South Florida, Southwest Florida, Tampa and Jacksonville, Florida areas. After leaving Edward Waters, Coach Williams went to Florida International University as a graduate assistant. Williams coached at his alma mater, Florida A&M University from 2002-06, serving as a graduate assistant linebackers and secondary coach for his first three seasons and defensive backs coach in 2005. Prior to starting his collegiate coaching career, Williams was a player/coach in the secondary of the Tallahassee Thunder in the AFL2 league from 2001-02. The Thunder won the Southeast Division both years he played and the team finished with the top rushing defense in 2002.

Larry Williams comes to Tennessee State after spending five seasons at Miles College where he was the running back and special teams coach. He brings a wealth of playing and coaching knowledge to the coaching staff. In his first season at Miles he helped the Golden Bears win their first 2011 SIAC Western Division Title, First 2011 SIAC Championship game and the Golden Bears first Division II SIAC Championship. Williams spent the 2006-07 season at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Florida where he

As a graduate of Miami American High School in 1994, Williams went on to attend Florida A&M University, where he was a two-sport student-athlete from 1994-98, earning four letters in football and track & field. Coach Williams played in the 1995 Heritage Bowl and 1995 and 1996 MEAC Championship teams, the 1998 Black College Championship team and helped the Rattlers to the 1996, 1997 and 1998 Division 1-AA Playoffs. In addition, Williams participated on the 1995 MEAC Indoor Champion and 1997 MEAC Outdoor Champion Track and Field teams. He graduated from Florida A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Design and Management in 1999.

BILL KHAYAT TIGHT ENDS

seasons with the Arizona Cardinals (2004–06) as offensive quality control coach and assistant offensive line coach. From there, he served as the offensive quality control coach and assistant tight ends coach for the Washington Redskins from 2007-09. Khayat went on to coach two seasons in the United Football League as the tight ends coach and assistant offensive line coach for the Sacramento Mountain Lions (201011). Soon after, he accepted the role as the offensive coordinator and tight ends coach in the Players All-Star Classic in Little Rock, AR (2012).

Bill Khayat returned to TSU for the start of the 2013 season to coach tight ends, having previously worked for the Tigers from 2000-03 as a tight ends and running backs coach. He also spent time as the recruiting and video coordinator. Prior to coming to Tennessee State, Khayat was the offensive coordinator and tight ends coach for Jerry Glanville in the East West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, FL (2013).

A S S I S TA N T C O A C H E S

Khayat played college football at Duke University as a tight end from 1992-95. He was twice named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference second team. In 1994, he was named to the All-Carolina Team and was an honorable mention All-America choice. The recipient of the Outstanding Receiver Award, Khayat was the first Duke tight end in twenty-five years to lead the team in receptions. In 1995, he set records for receptions and yardage in the Hall of Fame Bowl. Khayat finished his college career with 105 receptions for 1,155 yards and seven touchdowns. At Duke, Khayat earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy. He was on the Dean’s List with Distinction and was named to the Academic All-ACC Football team.

After going undrafted, Khayat was on the practice squads of the Kansas City Chiefs (1996) and the Carolina Panthers (1997), and in 1998 he played for the Barcelona Dragons of NFL Europe.

His father, Eddie, is a thirty-five year NFL veteran with ten years’ experience as a player and twenty-five as a coach. Khayat will reside in Nashville with his wife, Jenny, and children, Sydney and Gage.

Following his first stint as a Tiger, Khayat spent three

TOM OPDENBROUW DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Prior to his post with Lindsey Wilson, Opdenbrouw served as an assistant coach for the NCAA III SUNY Utica/ Rome softball team in Utica, N.Y. Opdenbrouw helped the Wildcats set their school record for wins. Opdenbrouw’s first collegiate coaching experience was garnered at SUNY Oneonta in Oneonta, NY. He was an assistant for six years as the Red Dragons became one of the NCAA’s most successful programs of the 1990’s. Opdenbrouw is originally from Hyde Park, New York. He earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a speech communication concentration along with a New York state coaching certification from SUNY Oneonta in 1996. He is also a member of the national honor society for leadership, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Tom Opdenbrouw enters his fourth season as the Director of Football Operations. Prior to this position he served two seasons as an assistant coach for the Tigers softball program. Opdenbrouw came to TSU after a head coaching stint at perennial NAIA power, Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Ky. Opdenbrouw left the Blue Raiders after posting over 200 wins, the most in the program’s history. He guided LWC to three consecutive 30-plus win seasons over his last three years.

Prior to college, Opdenbrouw served in the US Army where his performance was highly decorated. His experience includes tours in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, as well as the unification of Germany.

JULIUS HUNTER

VIDEO COORDINATOR from The Citadel Military College of South Carolina in 2006 where he also lettered as a Wide Receiver in Football and a Sprinter and Long Jumper in Track and Field. After a professional football career with various Arena teams, Coach Hunter served as Assistant Coach for The PorterGaud School in Charleston, S.C.

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Coach Hunter has since received his Master’s in Health and Physical Education from Columbus State University. He comes to Nashville with his wife and one year old son, Micah Clem Hunter.

Julius C. Hunter joined the Tennessee State football coaching staff in the summer of 2013. He will handle all filming duties related to practice and games as the program’s video coordinator. Hunter is a native of Easley, S.C. and a 2002 graduate of Wren High School. He went on to receive his Bachelor’s in Health Exercise and Sports Science

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tucky University. At WKU, Futrell worked with the men’s and women’s golf teams and, served as an assistant for football. He was an assistant under David Abernethy from 2003-2005, who is the Senior Assistant Strength Coach at Clemson University. Also, he assisted Brad Ohrt with the Hilltoppers from 2005-2007, who now is the Director of Strength and Conditioning at Western Carolina University. Futrell, a native of Hendersonville, Tenn. holds an undergraduate degree in Exercise Science and a Masters degree in Kinesiology.

Alvin Futrell joined the Tennessee State University athletic staff in 2009 and serves as the director of strength and conditioning. Futrell is the primary conditioning coach for men’s basketball, men’s track and field while assisting with football. Futrell joins TSU after serving as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Western Ken-

RYAN KRACH ATHLETIC TRAINER

Towson University from 2010-2012 where he handled football, baseball, women’s tennis and cheerleading. He also taught as an approved clinical instructor in the College of Health Professions. Krach is a 2003 graduate of Central Michigan University with a degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine. He spent 2004 at Division II Catawba College in Salisbury, N.C. working with men’s and women’s basketball. In late 2004, Krach worked as a sports medicine graduate assistant for football at the University of Michigan, where he received his Masters in Kinesiology. While at UM, he taught as a graduate student instructor in the Division of Kinesiology; teaching labs for Introduction to Athletic Training and Therapeutic Modalities. The Michigan native received his first head job for football at Wingate University. Krach remained at Wingate from 2006-09, where he also worked as an adjunct lecturer for the School of Sports Science, before returning to the University of Michigan to work with swimming and diving from 2009-10.

Krach comes to TSU from Elon University where he served as the head football athletic trainer from 201213. His duties included care for the golf program, as well as supervision of assistant football athletic trainers, athletic training students and student managers.

Krach has been a presenter for the South Atlantic Conference Annual Meeting in 2008 and the National Athletic Trainers Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in Atlanta, Ga. in 2006.

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Ryan Krach was named Head Athletic Trainer for Tennessee State prior to the 2013-14 year. Krach will oversee the athletic sports medicine department and will be the primary trainer for football and men’s basketball.

Krach is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association (NCATA) and the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association (MAATA).

Prior to Elon, Krach served as an athletic trainer at

JEREMY TAYLOR

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manager from 2005-2007 at Jacksonville State. While working on his undergraduate degree, Taylor worked as a student manager at Jacksonville State from 2001-04. He was also a student manager at Snead State Community College from 1998-2001, while working on his associates degree.

Outside of athletics, Taylor served as a Communications Officer and Jailor for the Collinsville (Ala.) Police Department and a volunteer firefighter for the city. In addition, he also worked in the same capacityat the Black Creek Fire Department.

Taylor has achieved certifications in: Basic First Aid; CPR/AED; AirEvac and MedFlight Landing Zone Operations; National Incident Management Systems; and HAZMAT Emergency Operations. Taylor has been a member of the American Equipment Managers Association since 2004, AEMA Certified in 2006, and recertified in 2009. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history and minors in both physical education and recreational management from Jacksonville State in 2005. In the summer of 2011, Jeremy Taylor was named equipment manager at Tennessee State University. Taylor’s duties include managing purchases and maintaining logs. He joins the staff after spending three years at Northwestern State (La.). Prior to his arrival at NSU in the summer of 2008, Taylor served as head equipment

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OL • 6-5 • 320 • Sr. Dayton, Ohio Grand Rapid CC

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2012: Finished fifth on the team with 45 tackles ... had six tackles for loss, including a three game stretch where he totaled four-and-a-half TFL ... put up a seasonhigh six solo tackles vs. Jackson State (9/8) ... had a season best nine tackles in a win at Southeast Missouri State (10/13) ... recorded a sack at Jacksonville State (10/20)

Grand Rapids CC: Helped lead Grand Rapids to a top-10 NJCAA national ranking each in 2010 and 2011 ... the Raiders put together an unblemished 11-0 record in 2011 and were ranked No. 4 in the final NJCAA national poll ... Byrd was part of Grand Rapids’ offense that averaged 50 points and over 500 yards of total offense per game in 2011 on its way to the Midwest Football Conference (MFC) championship, earning him MFC East All-Region and First 2011 (Northern Illinois): Played in three games for NIU recording six tackles, two solo. Team All-MFC honors ... as a freshman, Byrd was part of a Grand Rapids team that finished 10-2 overall and ranked No. 8 in the nation ... he also won the Donald Black Leadership Award 2010 (Northern Illinois): Saw action in every game except the Illinois (9/18) and West- during his time at Grand Rapids ... a 3-star recruit by Rivals.com, Byrd was listed as the No. 2 ern Michigan (10/30) contests. Played primarily on kickoff coverage squad and got into recruit in the state of Michigan and No. 17 offensive tackle in the nation by 247Sports.com. some games late at linebacker. Recorded six total tackles, three solo, in 12 games. Made his Huskie debut in the season opener at Iowa State (9/2) as a member of the kickoff cov- High School: Attended Trotwood-Madison High School prior to signing with Grand Rapids ... erage team. First career tackle came at Minnesota (9/25). Notched two stops, one solo, a was a two-year varsity letterman, earning all-conference recognition his senior season while week later at Akron (10/2) where he also played linebacker. Credited with a career best two leading Trotwood-Madison to the regional finals of the playoffs ... Byrd was also a track and field stops, both solo, at Eastern Michigan (11/26). Had an assisted tackle at Ball State (11/20). letterman at Trotwood-Madison.

HOLT CLAIBORNE

High School: A three-year starter for Crete-Monee, helped lead the Warriors to a 10-2 record and the school’s first-ever trip to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs in 2009... an Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (IHSFCA) 6A first team All-State honoree in 2009...recorded 90 tackles, 65 solo, three sacks, made two interceptions, recovered two fumbles and caused two fumbles at linebacker his senior year...2009 Chicago Tribune second team All-State selection and Chicago Sun-Times All-Area special mention.

QB • 6-2 • 180 • R-Sr. Huntsville, Ala. Alabama State

Personal: Son of Tony Sleming and Gregory Barksdale Jr.... Born June 20, 1992.

TIM BROUGHTON RB • 5-10 • 190 • Sr. Mobile, Ala. Glendale CC

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Alabama State: Spent two seasons at Alabama State in Montgomery. High School: Played football at J.O. Johnson High School in Huntsville, Ala.

2012: Rushed 11 times on the season for 64 yards, an average of 5.8 yards per carry ... had a season long run of 34 yards at Jacksonville State. Finished the game with three carries for 40 yards (10/20)

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2011 (Glendale CC): Earned All-Western State Conference second team honors...Rushed for 643 yards and six touchdowns...Caught 16 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns...Logged 512 yards in kick returns.

OL • 6-4 • 290 • Sr. Sanford, Fla. Seminole HS

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Honors: 2013 Preseason All-OVC Team 2012 - First Team All-OVC 2011 - Second Team All-OVC

2012: Selected to the All-OVC first team at Guard ... started all 11 games during his junior Personal: Full name is Timothy Martin Broughton...Son of Tim and Debra Broughton...Born on season Nov. 25, 1990... Father Tim was a college basketball player at Spring Hill College from 1986 to 1988. 2011: Started and played in 10 games for the Tigers...Started in 11 consecutive games until Jacksonville State...Graded out at 85-88 percent each game with five pancakes per contest...

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Player Profiles: Seniors 2010: Connected on 9-of-18 field goal attempts...Was 21-of-24 in point after touchdowns...Hit a season-long 42 yard attempt against Southeast Missouri...Had 45 kickoffs for an average of 55.6 yards per kick...Punted once for 34 yards...Connected on 3-of-4 field goals versus Florida A&M on Sept. 25...Inked seven kickoff attempts in consecutive weeks against Florida A&M and North Carolina A&T.

Selected as a second team All-OVC selection. 2010: Played in 10 games, starting in nine for the Tigers. High School: Third team 6A All-State...Help lead team to 2008 Football State Championship title coming back from a 21-point deficit. Personal: Son of Rosemary Hampton and Joseph Samuel...Born on Jan. 24, 1991.

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VERNON FRETT FB • 5-10 • 250 • Sr. Orlando, Fla. Mars Hill College

Personal: Son of Robert and Donna Godfrey...Born on Nov.16, 1991.

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2012: Caught a 32 yard pass vs. Jackson State (9/8) ... had 26 yards on three receptions vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (9/29 2011: Saw action against Air Force (Sept. 24) and UT Martin (Nov. 12). 2010 (Mars Hill College): Spent his freshman season as a football student-athlete at Mars Hill College in North Carolina. High School: Played as a letterwinner at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Fla.

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ANTONIO HARPER DE • 6-3 • 245 • R-Sr. Memphis, Tenn. Troy University

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Honors: 2013 Preseason All-OVC Team 2012 - First Team All-OVC 2011 - Second Team All-OVC 2012: Started and played in 10 of 11 games while recording 36 tackles ... tied for the team lead with 4 sacks, along with 6.5 tackles for loss ... had a season-high five tackles on four separate occasions ... notched a pair of sacks against Jackson State (9/8) ... picked off a pass in a win vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (9/29)

JAMIN GODFREY PK/K • 6-0 • 180 • Sr. Englewood, Tenn. McMinn Central HS

High School: Named Best of the Preps Punter of the Year...Two time All-Area selection and Mr. Kicker runner-up in 2008...Posted 40 punts for 1, 525 yards, averaging 38.1 yards per punt, notching seven inside the 20... Connected 5-of-7 field goals with one 50-yarder...Posted 52 kick-offs with 30 touchbacks...Collected 10 tackles (8 solo, 2 asst) averaging one per game...Registered .5 sack and one rush for five yards.

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Honors: 2012 - Second Team All-OVC 2012: Earned second-team OVC honors as he handled kickoffs, place kicking and punting duties for the Tigers ... 16 field goals tied for the fourth most in the FCS ... second on the team with 81 points ... sixth in TSU history with 216 points ...was named National Placekicker of the Week on Oct. 29 after setting a school record by going a perfect 5-of-5 in field goals in a 22-21 win over Tennessee Tech. ... holds TSU career record for field goals (41) and attempts (62) ... was 16-for-20 on field goals ... hit a season long field goal of 46 yards vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (9/29) ... matched his season long 46 yard field goal the next week vs. Eastern Kentucky (10/5) ... had 51 punts for an average of 38.4 yards per kick ... season long punt of 60 yards in the season opener vs. Florida A&M (9/1) 2011: Hit 16-of-24 field goal attempts...Was 37-of-39 in points after touchdowns... Tied a TSU record with Joey Hudak (2001) for seven PATs in a game...Set a TSU record with 16 field goals in a season...Tied for third all-time with 25 made field goals in his career...Ranks third all-time at TSU with 42 career field goal attempts...Managed 66 kickoffs for 51.4 yards per kick...Connected on a career-high 51-yard field goal at Eastern Illinois on Nov. 5... Was 6-of-11 from 40-plus yards...Matched a career-high with 3-of-4 attempts at Eastern Kentucky on Oct. 22...Managed nine kickoffs in the win over Southeast Missouri...Punted twice for an average of 35 yards per punt...Punted a career-high 37 yards at Air Force (Sept. 24)...Named OVC Specialist of the Week on Oct. 9...Was 29th nationally with 7.73 points per game...Ranked 8th in the NCAA FCS and led the OVC with 1.45 field goals per game.

2011: Started in all 11 contests for the Big Blue...Was fifth on the team with 44 tackles and led TSU with 9.0 tackles-for-loss...Also led the Tigers with 6.5 sacks...Registered one quarterback hurry and forced two fumbles...Had a career-high nine tackles in the win over nationally-ranked Tennessee Tech (Oct. 15)...Tied a career-high with four tackles-for-loss in the contest against the Golden Eagles, while notching 2.5 sacks for a loss of 17 yards...Earned two OVC Defensive Player of the Week honors (Oct. 16 and Nov. 6)...Ranked second in the OVC with 6.5 sacks and tied for 52nd nationally...Was 11th in the league with 9.0 tackles-for-loss... Named second team defense All-OVC. 2010: Saw action in 11 games for the Tigers...Inked 23 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss and a sack during his first season at TSU...Had four tackles versus Austin Peay (Sept. 18)...Notched four TFLs for a loss of 16 yards versus Murray State (Nov. 20). 2009 (Troy University): Redshirted High School: Played the 2008 season at Hargrave...Started at linebacker and was ranked by Rivals.com as the 17th best prep school recruit in the nation...Originally signed with Miami in 2008...Led a defense that gave up less than five points per game during his senior season...Finished his junior season with 95 tackles, three interceptions and five sacks...Played linebacker throughout his high school career...Ranked by Rivals.com as the ninth best recruit in the state of Tennessee. Personal: Son of Asariner and Tonny Harper... Born on March 29, 1989.

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MARQUAVEUS JACKSON DE • 6-4 • 270 • Sr. Dayton Beach, Fla. Merced CC

High School: Four year starter on varsity...Two time All-Region selection...Selected preseason All-State during his senior year...Collected more than 100 tackles and five sacks...Was the 2008 defensive lineman MVP in Region-5-3A.

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2012: Saw action in nine games for the Tigers during his junior season ... had two tackles, including a sack, in a road win against Bethune-Cookman (9/22) Merced Community College (CA): Garnered first team All-Gate Conference honors at Merced Community College under head coach Bob Casey...Second on the team with 53 tackles and led Merced with 17.0 tackles-for-loss and 9.5 sacks...Also recorded two blocks and two forced fumbles in 10 games...Considered one of the top defensive linemen in the junior college ranks. High School: Played high school football at Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, Fla... Had offers from Middle Tennessee, Nevada and Texas State. Personal: Son of Alberta and Christopher Wilson...Born on July 5, 1991.

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TROY JONES OL • 6-3 • 305 • Sr. Memphis, Tenn. Arlington HS

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High School: Played both offensive and defensive line ... named to the All-Region 7-5A team ... was a state qualifier in the discus throw. Personal: Son of Roosevelt and Esther Stewart...Born on April 20, 1991.

DL • 6-4 • 318 • R-Sr. Lewisburg, Tenn. Marshall County HS

OL • 6-2 • 300 • Sr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Ellsworth CC

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2012: Started all 11 games for the Tigers in his first season with TSU Ellsworth CC: Competed two seasons for Coach Mike Virden at Ellsworth CC and was named All-Region as a freshman…Ranked as the No. 9 offensive guard in the country by 247Sports.. named to the Midwest Football All-Conference team as a sophomore…garnered interest from several schools including Minnesota, USF and Kansas. Offered by Delaware State, Alabama State, Texas Southern, Eastern Illinois and Bowling Green.

Personal: Son of Ronnie Rhaney...Born on June 22, 1992.

WILSON ROBINSON LB • 6-3 • 218 • Sr. Birmingham, Ala. Spain Park HS

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2012: Played in 11 games, along with a pair of starts at Bethune-Cookman (9/22) and at UT-Martin (11/17) ... recorded 19 tackles, including one tackle for loss ... 2011: Saw action in 10 contests...rung up four tackles at Air Force (Sept. 24)...Had three tackles at Eastern Kentucky on Oct. 22. 2010: Played in nine games for TSU...Registered 13 tackles, including a season-best eight tackles against Jacksonville State on Oct. 16. 2009: Played one game for the Tigers.

DEMETRIUS RHANEY

High School: Played for Joe Redmond at Stranahan High…won the shot put event at the Florida High School 3A District 15 championships.

2010-12 - Did not play.

MICHAEL MURPHY

Personal: Son of Jim and Roxie Murphy

2011: Started all 11 games and 13 consecutive since the 2010 season...Has multiple tackles in 13 consecutive contests...Managed 41 tackles, including 28 individual stops...Ranked fifth on the team in tackles...Made 4.5 tackles-for-loss and notched a half sack...Recovered a fumble against Southern (Sept. 3)...Collected first career interception at Eastern Illinois (Oct. 22)... Set a career-high seven tackles at Air Force (Sept. 24)...Made six stops and had 1.5 TFLs in win over nationally-ranked Tennessee Tech (Oct. 15). 2010: Started in 6-of-11 contests as a freshman...Had 24 stops, including 12 solo tackles... Notched 3.5 tackles-for-loss for 16 yards...Inked two sacks for 11 yards lost..Picked up two quarterback hurries...Had four stops against Alabama A&M (Sept. 4) and UT Martin (Nov. 13)... Picked up 2.0 TFLs and a sack against Florida A&M (Sept. 25)...Notched a season-best five stops against the Rattlers. High School: Named Shelby County Reporter Honorable Mention All-County...In his final two years he managed 153 tackles and seven interceptions. Personal: Son of the late Will Robinson, Sherice and Jason Jackson...Born on Aug. 30, 1992.

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2012: Played in 10 games for TSU during his junior season ... caught five passes for 67 yards on the year ... had a 34-yard reception in a win at Southeast Missouri State (10/13) 2011: Started in four and played in all 11 games...Caught 12 passes for 97 yards and one touchdown...Made one kick return for 21 yards...Had two receptions each in five games... Caught two passes for 41 yards, including a career-long 25-yard catch against Jacksonville State (Nov. 19)...Scored his first career touchdown with a two-yard grab against UT Martin (Nov. 12).

DAVID VAN DYKE DB • 6-0 • 185 • R-Sr. Miami, Fla. Booker T. Washington HS

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2012: Finished third on the team with 52 tackles and seven pass deflections in his 11 starts ... picked off a pass and had five tackles vs. Austin Peay (9/15) ... set a career-high with eight tackles to go along with an interception vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (9/29) ... tied a career best at UT-Martin with eight tackles (11/17) 2011: Participated in 10 games for TSU...Collected 18 tackles and 15 solo stops...Had onefor-loss for eight yards...Also had one sack for eight yards...Picked up three pass breakups... Recorded a career-high nine stops at Murray State (Sept. 17).

2010: Competed in six games for the Tigers as a tight end...Played against: Alabama A&M, Florida A&M, North Carolina A&T, Southeast Missouri, Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech.

2010: Played in four games for the Big Blue...Managed two tackles and a half sack against Alabama A&M on Sept. 4...Picked up an interception against Florida A&M (Sept. 25).

High School: Selected to Alabama North-South High School All-Star Game...Posted 40 receptions for 600 yards and four touchdowns...Graded out at 40 on ESPN College Football Recruiting...Named to Best of the Rest.

2009: Redshirted

Personal: Son of Lisa Cox and Willie Samuels..Born on Oct. 17, 1991.

Personal: Son of Tedi Whiston...Born on March 6, 1991.

DEVIN WILSON

ANDREW TAYLOR DB • 5-10 • 185 • R-Sr. Dallas, Texas Lincoln HS

High School: Named to the Florida All-State team...Selected Defensive Player of the Year...Led team in interceptions with five and 150 tackles.

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2012: Played in all 11 games, including a start in the season finale at UT-Martin (11/17) intercepted a pass and had a sack to go along with six tackles vs. Jackson State (9/8) ... had 3.5 tackles for loss in a win at Bethune-Cookman (9/22) ... set a career-high with nine tackles at Murray State (11/3) 2011: Started all 11 contests for the Big Blue...Totaled 34 tackles as a sophomore ... Set a career-high eight tackles against Jackson State (Sept. 10)...Made seven stops and five solo tackles at Austin Peay (Oct. 1)...Set a career-high with seven pass breakups...Managed two in three different games: Murray State, Austin Peay and Tennessee Tech.

WR • 6-3 • 195 • R-Sr. Nashville, Tenn. Pope John Paul II HS

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2012: Completed his junior season with 17 catches for 230 yards and four touchdowns in 11 starts ... opened the season with touchdowns in back-to-back games vs. Florida A&M (9/1) and vs. Jackson State (9/8) ... had a season-high 66 yards receiving, including a season long recptions of 44 yards, against Florida A&M (9/1) ... had a season best four recpetions at Southeast Missouri State (10/13) 2011: Started all 11 contests for the Tigers...Snagged 48 catches for 586 yards and two touchdowns...Set a career high with a 67-yard catch against Air Force on Sept. 24...Grabbed nine passes for 107 yards and a touchdown at Austin Peay (Oct. 1)...Has a reception in 14 consecutive games.

2010: Made appearances in all 11 games for Tennessee State...Put together 21 tackles with 14 solo stops...Had 4.5 tackles-for-loss for 20 yards...One sack for an eight-yard loss...Managed four 2010: Played in four games before being seriously injured during practice...Had 10 receptions pass breakups...Had an interception and a fumble against Southeast Missouri (Oct. 9)...Inked a for 114 yards...Had a 41-yard grab against Jackson State on Sept. 11...Caught three passes for 51 yards against Austin Peay on Sept. 18. season-best seven tackles against North Carolina A&T (Oct. 2). 2009 (Colorado State): Redshirted High School: During his senior year he was a key starter on the state’s No. 1 defense, which allowed just 13 points during the entire regular season...Named to All-District 12-4A , All-City and All-Metro teams...Recorded 29 tackles, two forced fumbles, 10 pass break-ups, and tied a school record with eight interceptions, Personal: Son of Shun Taylor...Born on June 10, 1991.

2009: Started 1-of-11 games played...Registered one reception for five yards averaging five yards per catch and .5 yards per game...Recorded first career reception against Alabama A&M (John Merritt Classic - 9/5)...Totaled four solo tackles recording first career tackle at Southern (9/19). High School: Named All-Region his junior and senior year...Also earned All-Region distinction in track and field. Personal: Son of Tina Holder, Mack Wilson and Ronnie Perkins...Born on Oct. 31, 1990.

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ANTHONY BASS DL • 6-2 • 230 • Jr. Clarksville, Tenn. Northeast HS

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2012 - Saw action in all 11 games for TSU, starting the season finale at UT Martin... Recorded 13 solo tackles and 11 assists for a total of 24 on the year... Tallied 3.5 tackles for loss... Wrapped up the quarterback for a sack four times throughout the season... Had four quarterback hurries and broke up one pass... Collected a career-high seven stops at Southeast Missouri State (10/13) 2011 - Played in nine games for the Tigers as a defensive lineman. Participated in the following games: Southern, Jackson State, Murray State, Air Force, Southeast Missouri, Tennessee Tech, Eastern Kentucky and Eastern Illinois. Collected five tackles, 2.0 tackles-for-loss, one sack and one quarterback hurry...Registered a tackle-for-loss in games against Southern and Jackson State. High School: Graded out at 45 on College Football Recruiting... Played defensive end, linebacker and offensive guard helping lead Northeast HS to an 8-5 record... Senior season finished with 39 tackles (21 solo, 18 assists) and received an All-Region Honorable Mention... Named to All-Region team at the end of junior season. Personal: Son of Anthony and Cassandra Bass...Born on Aug. 10, 1992 in Clarksville, Tenn.

DB • 6-2 • 210 • Jr. Fort Wayne, Ind. Concordia Lutheran HS

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Honors: 2013 Preseason All-OVC Team 2012 - Second Team All-OVC 2012: Saw action in every game for the Tigers, starting 10... Made 44 solo tackles and 17 assists for a total of 61 on the year... Recorded 5.0 tackles for loss including 1.5 in the season-finale at UT Martin (11/17)... Had a sack at Murray State (11/3)... Forced two fumbles, one versus Florida A&M (9/1) and one against Eastern Kentucky (10/5)... Recovered a fumble and ran 70 yards for a touchdown in the Southern Heritage Classic (9/8)... Had an interception and a touchdown at Bethune-Cookman (9/22)... Broke up eight passes 2011: Played in 11 games, starting seven for the Tigers...Returns as the team’s leading tackler with 69 in 2011...Had 4.5 tackles-for-loss and two pass break ups... Set a career-high with 14 tackles and a tackle for loss in the game at Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 22)...Has a current streak of eight-plus tackles in five consecutive games since Oct. 15, 2011 versus Tennessee Tech...Has reached multiple tackles in all 11 games during his career...Tied for 23rd overall in the OVC with 6.3 tackles per game. High School: Played varsity football for Concordia Lutheran High School in Fort Wayne, Ind. ... Averaged 7.5 tackles per game for the Cadets during his senior season.

SAMQUAN EVANS DL • 6-0 • 280 • Jr. Walkertown, N.C. Carver HS

DANIEL FITZPATRICK

Personal: Son of Jack & Carol Fitzpatrick...Born on Aug. 28, 1991.

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2012: Played in all 11 games for TSU, starting all but at Bethune-Cookman (9/22)... Tallied 22 solo tackles and 11 assists for a total of 33 on the year... Recorded 5.5 tackles for lost including a season-high 2.5 versus Florida A&M (9/1)... Notched two sacks and a pair of quarterback hurries... Had a career-best seven tackles against the Rattlers 2011: Saw action in 10 games for the Tigers with his only absence against Jackson State...Finished the season with 22 tackles and 5.0 TFLs...Had three sacks for 22 yards lost...Registered seven tackles, 3.0 tackles-for-loss and 2.0 sacks in the loss at Murray State (Sept. 17)...Picked up four tackles and forced a fumble in the defeat to Air Force (Sept. 24)...Collected three tackles against Jacksonville State (Nov. 19)... Had two tackles, one tackle-for-loss and a sack against Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 22). High School: Was a standout defensive lineman at Carver High School in Winston-Salem, N.C. ...Had offers from Elon and Richmond before committing to Tennessee State

WELDON GARLINGTON WR/KR • 5-10 • 160 • Jr. Antioch, Tenn. Brentwood Academy

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2012: Saw action in all 11 contests as the Tigers’ primary kick returner... Returned 21 kickoffs for 395 yards for an average of 18.8 yards... Had a long of 66 yards at Murray State (11/3)... Returned 13 punts for 71 yards for a 5.5 average... Recorded a season-long 22-yard punt return versus Tennessee Tech (10/27)... Caught 16 passes for 225 yards and one touchdown against the Racers... Had three catches for 51 yards against Austin Peay (9/15) and repeated the feat versus the Golden Eagles... Made two tackles at Jacksonville State (10/20)... Made a two-point conversion versus the Governors 2011: Returned 26 kicks for an average of 20.9 per return for seventh in the OVC...Returned nine punts for 19.4 yards a contest...Became the fourth kick returner in school history to return a touchdown for 100 yards against Austin Peay...He was the first since Avion Black in 1999... Earned College Football Performance Award (CFPA) National Kickoff Returner of the Week for that accomplishment...Garnered the CFPA National Punt Returner of the Week after scoring a 91-yard touchdown against Southeast Missouri the following week...Ranked 94th in the NCAA in yards per kick return...Had a career-high 133 yards in kickoff returns against Austin Peay and a career-high 115 yards in punt returns against SEMO...Caught one pass for 26 yards in the loss to Jacksonville State. High School: Named to the Division II-AA All-State team during his senior season...Helped Brentwood Academy to an appearance in the State Championship game in 2010...Registered a 40 time of 4.46 and a shuttle time of 4.1.

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Player Profiles: Juniors

MICHAEL GERMAN

QB • 6-2 • 215 • R-Jr. Pompano Beach, Fla. Blanche Ely HS

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Honors: 2011 Jerry Rice Award Finalist, 2011 OVC Freshman of the Year , 2011 OVC All-Newcomer Team 2012: Started 10 of 11 games played... Completed 215 passes out of 358 attempts for 2,751 yards and 18 touchdowns... Rushed 46 times for 40 yards... Had a career-high 28 completions on 44 attempts and 355 yards at UT Martin (11/17)... Threw three touchdowns against Austin Peay (9/15), at Jacksonville State (10/20) and versus the Skyhawks... Had a long pass of 80 yards at Bethune-Cookman (9/22)... Rushed for a score versus Eastern Kentucky (10/5) and at Murray State (11/3)... Made one tackle against the Colonels... Held a passing efficiency rating of 135.61 2011: Led Tennessee State with 140 completions for 1,899 yards and 12 touchdowns. Threw 21-of-26 completions for 304 yards in the loss at Austin Peay...Threw over 250+ yards in four games and over 200 yards in five games...Connected on a career-high pass of 80 yards to Calvin McNairl against Air Force...Caught two of his own passes for eight yards against Austin Peay...Rushed for a season-best 27 yards in the victory over UT Martin...Saw limited action before starting against Air Force on Sept. 24...German returned to FCS competition and had three-straight games of 230-plus passing yards and two touchdowns, earning OVC Newcomer of the Week honors after each game...He finished the season with two games of 250-plus yards, including passing for 254 yards and three touchdowns in a victory over UT Martin... Earned fourth OVC Newcomer of the Week honor of the year after that contest... Led TSU to 24th nationally in total offense (416.0 yards/game) and 32nd in scoring offense (30.45 points/ game)...Ranked 50th nationally with a 130.05 passing efficiency rating...Was 58th in the NCAA FCS level in total offense with 197 yards per contest...Is the second Tennessee State player to earn Freshman of the Year honors since the award was first given out in 2004, joining running back Javarris Williams (2005)...Garnered a spot on the OVC All-Newcomer team..Named finalist for the inaugural Jerry Rice Award. 2010: Redshirted during the 2010 season.

STEPHEN GODBOLT III CB • 6-1 • 180 • R-Jr. Cross City, Fla. Dixie County HS

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Honors: 2013 Preseason OVC Defenesive Player of the Year, 2013 Preseason All OVC Team 2012 OVC All-First Team, 2012 Sports Network FCS All-American, 2012 Associated Press All-American, 2012 College Sporting News All-American, 2012 SBN Sports Black College All-American 2011 OVC All-Newcomer Team, 2011 College Sports Journal FCS Freshman All-American 2012: Started and played in 10 games for the Tigers, missing the Murray State game due to injury... Recorded 37 solo tackles and eight assists for a total of 45 stops on the year... Tallied eight tackles versus Jackson State (9/8)... Forced two fumbles against the Tigers... Led the FCS level with six interceptions... Returned one interception for 62 yards at Southeast Missouri State... Broke up six passes including two against Austin Peay (9/15) 2011: Played 11 games and started seven for the Tigers during his freshman campaign... Finished seventh on the team with 37 tackles...Snatched a pair of interceptions and broke up a pass in the win over nationally ranked Tennessee Tech...Had a career-high three pass break ups in the game against UT Martin...Tied season-bests with five solo tackles at Austin Peay and versus Southeast Missouri...Managed a season-best seven tackles at Tennessee Tech...Ranked fourth in the OVC with nine passes defended...Earned a spot on the OVC All-Newcomer team...Named to the FCS All-Freshman team by College Sports Journal. 2010: Redshirted during the 2010 season. High School: Three-year starter amassing career numbers including 150 carries for 1,620 yards averaging 10.8 yards per carry...Scored 25 career touchdowns...Hauled in 27 receptions for 491 yards averaging 18.2 yards per catch...Collected 140 career tackles (110 solo, 30 assists), seven interceptions, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one sack... Passed for 4-of-9 for 52 yards and a .444 completion percentage...Collected 732 all purpose yards...Named Associated Press and FSWA first team Defense 1A All-State...Selected to 2A All-State Honorable Mention and Gainesville Sun 1B-2A first team defense. Personal: Son of Monique Nelson and Stephen Godbolt, Jr. ...Born on April 2, 1992.

High School: Graded out at 40 on ESPN College Football recruiting... Broward County Player of the Year...Second team 5A all-state...Co-MVP Broward-Dade All-star game...After being named Broward County Player of the Year, he took home the game MVP following an impressive performance, going 6 for 9 for 155 yards and two touchdowns, helped lead Broward County to a 29-20 win over Miami-Dade in the 14th Annual Nike Dade/Broward All-Star Game...Miami Herald’s First Team All County...Broward Player of the Year...Sun Sentinel’s First Team All County...Miami Herald’s Athlete of the Week...Offensive Player of the Week...WNNN Radio’s Player of the Week... Second Team All State...Fritz Pollard Alliance - Salute to Excellence Honoree...Graded out 5.5/6.1 on Rivals.com...Totaled 94 carries for 86 yards for a .91 average rushing for five touchdowns... Scored 34 points including five touchdowns, two extra-points, one two-point conversion... Completed 183-of-359 passes for 2,574 yards and 16 interceptions throwing 27 touchdown passes...Career numbers include 3,100 yards passing and 32 touchdowns. Personal: Son of Robin Bauer and Kenny German...Born on Oct. 22, 1991

DARION HALL RB • 5-11 • 195 • R-Jr. Naples, Fla. Miami

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2012: Saw action in two contests for the Tigers... Had one carry at Southeast Missouri (10/13) Miami: Participated as a member of the scout team ... Lone appearance of the season came against Bethune-Cookman...Redshirted during the 2010 season. High School: Three-star recruit and No. 49 running back by Rivals.com ... No. 34 prospect on the Bill Buchalter’s Florida Top 100 State List ... Finished his senior season with 965 yards and six touchdowns, averaging 107 yards per game and 7.6 yards per carry ... Had 1,791 yards with 21 touchdowns, averaging 179 yards per game and 10.6 yards per carry as junior

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Player Profiles: Juniors LEON HOLDERHEAD P • 6-3 • 220 • Jr. Brunswick East, Australia Butte CC

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LAMAR McKNIGHT QB • 6-3 • 190 • Jr. Jersey City, N.J. Contra Costa CC

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Butte JC: Member of the #1 ranked team in Northern California, for head coach Jeff Jordan … member of the State Center Bowl Champions and the 2011 Graffiti Bowl Champions … averaged 38 yard per punt during the 2012 season and 37 yards per punt in 2011 … had a 3.6 cumulative GPA … hometown is Leongatha, Australia. … plans to major in Occupational Therapy

Contra Costa CC: McKnight completed 87-of-167 passes for 1,103 yards and 11 touchdowns with just three interceptions to help lead Contra Costa to an 8-3 record... He also rushed for 281 yards and two touchdowns... As a freshman at Contra Costa, McKnight completed 23-of-51 passes for 331 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions in limited action

A.C. LEONARD

High School: McKnight was a three-year starter for the Jersey City school... He led Lincoln to consecutive state playoff appearances after the school had gone 21 years without qualifying for the tournament... In 2009, his senior season, McKnight threw for 963 yards and 10 touchdowns and he rushed for 412 yards and seven touchdowns... That year, he led Lincoln to an 8-2 record and was named All-Hudson First Team Offense by The Star-Ledger... He was AllHudson Second Team Offense as a junior and All-Hudson Third Team Offense as a sophomore

TE • 6-4 • 245 • Jr. Jacksonville, Fla. Florida

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Honors: 2013 Preseason All OVC Team 2012 All-OVC First Team, 2012 Sports Network FCS All-American, 2012 Associated Press AllAmerican, 2012 BOXTOROW HBCU All-American, 2012 College Football Performance Awards FCS Tight End of the Year, 2012 SBN Sports Black College All-American 2012: Played in 10 contests for the Tigers, starting eight... Caught 51 passes for 733 yards and six touchdowns... Had three receptions for 101 yards and a season-long 80-yard grab at Bethune-Cookman (9/22)... Recorded a career-best eight catches for 102 yards and a score versus Tennessee Tech (10/27)... Set a new personal-best with 115 yards at Murray State (11/3)... Had a pair of touchdowns in the season-finale at UT Martin (11/17) Florida: Florida’s lone true freshman to record a reception on the season...Appeared in nine games on the year...Five of his eight receptions on the year went for first downs... Recorded his first reception as a Gator against Vanderbilt, a 12-yard toss from John Brantley for a first down...Totaled 11 yards off of two receptions against South Carolina...Had a career game against FSU with three catches for 65 yards, including a career-long 24-yard reception...Totaled 99 yards off of eight receptions throughout his freshman campaign with all eight catches in the final five games of the season...Enrolled at UF in January of 2011. High School: A four-star prospect and No. 5 tight end nationally according to Rivals.com... Member of the ESPNU 150 class and Rivals100 class...Averaged 20 yards-per-catch as a tight end...On defense, he recorded 21 sacks and 60 tackles with 10 for a loss...Also had two blocked punts, one blocked extra point, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...Participated in the Under Armour High School All-American Game...Chose Florida over Alabama, Miami, Nebraska, UCF and FIU...Coached by Heath Nivens.

RYAN MITCHELL WR • 6-1 • 190 • Jr. Johnson City, Tenn. Science Hill HS

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2012: Appeared in all 11 games for the Tigers... Played special teams and had six solo tackles and four assists for a total of 10 stops on the year... Had a season-high three tackles versus Jackson State (9/8) 2011: Saw action in eight games for the Tigers during his freshman season...Recorded three tackles during the season High School: Four-year letter winner at Science Hill High School in Johnson City, Tenn. Personal: Born on Aug. 14, 1993.

ANTHONY MORRIS OL • 6-6 • 290 • Jr. Memphis, Tenn. Germantown HS

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2012: Appeared in five contests for the Tigers 2011: Played in eight games at the offensive line...Made first career start at Tennessee Tech. High School: Recorded 60 tackles (2.6 per game) and two sacks (-15) for the last two seasons at Germantown High School in Memphis. Personal: Son of Madonna and Donald Morris...Born on March 25, 1992.

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Player Profiles: Juniors ROBERT MYERS

OL • 6-5 • 310 • R-Jr. LaVergne, Tenn. LaVergne HS

Je-MARC SEARS

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2012: Appeared in 10 contests, starting eight 2011: Played in 10 games as an offensive lineman for Tennessee State during his first collegiate season...Made first start in his career against Murray State 2010: Redshirted

TE • 6-3 • 230 • R-Jr. New Smyrna Beach, Fla. New Smyrna Beach HS

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2012: Saw action in nine games for the Tigers... Caught one pass for one yard at BethuneCookman (9/22) 2011: Played in nine contests for the Big Blue...Caught eight passes for 52 yards...Registered first career touchdown with a six-yard scamper against Jacksonville State (Nov. 19)...Had a season-long grab of 17 yards at Eastern Illinois (Nov. 5)

High School: Recorded 37 tackles (33 solo, 4 assists) averaging 2.6 per game and two sacks for minus 15 yards the last two seasons

2010: Redshirted

Personal: Son of Millicent and Robert Myers...Born on Dec. 26, 1991

High School: Graded out at 40 on ESPN College Football recruiting... Tallied two receptions for 31 yards and 14 tackles (9 solo, 5 assists), three forced fumbles and 1.5 sacks.

DeVONTAE PARRISH LB • 6-0 • 225 • Jr. Nashville, Tenn. Hillsboro HS

Personal: Son of Jeanna Spellars...Born on Sept. 25, 1991

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DETORRIUS SHIPLEY DE • 6-3 • 255 • Jr. Birmingham, Ala. Huffman HS

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Personal: 2012: Appeared in and started one game for TSU, the finale at UT Martin (11/17)... Had six stops, 0.5 tackles for loss and two quarterback hurries against the Skyhawks

De’ANTE SAUNDERS DB • 5-11 • 200 • Jr. DeLand, Fla. Florida

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2011: Played in 10 games for the Tigers, including one start against Murray State...Collected 16 total stops with nine solo tackles...Registered 2.5 tackles-for-loss for 12 yards and 1.5 sacks for nine yards...Picked up one fumble recovery against Southeast Missouri (Oct. 8)...Made four stops at Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 22)...Notched two pass break ups (Murray State and Southeast Missouri) High School: Lettered in football at Huffman High School in Birmingham...Registered 22 tackles for the Vikings

DERICK SIBLEY

Florida - 2012: Appeared in eight games, making seven starts…Recorded 18 tackles, one interception, four pass breakups and a fumble recovery during the season…Had a season-high four tackles against Louisiana…His fumble recovery against LSU in the third quarter led to a touchdown to give the Gators the 14-6 win…Nabbed his first interception of the season against Kentucky and returned it 29 yards…Also added two tackles in the game…Served as a punt returner during the season…Had a season-high 23 yards on three punt returns against Missouri Florida - 2011: Saw action in 12 games, making nine starts as a true freshman…Finished his debut season with 26 tackles, two interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery…In UF’s Gator Bowl win vs. Ohio State, recovered a fumble and recorded four tackles…Forced a fumble against Florida State…Returned an interception for a touchdown against Furman…Grabbed his first career interception at South Carolina…Made a career-best five tackles at Kentucky High School: Rated a three-star prospect according to Scout.com and Rivals.com…In 2010, the 6A Florida Athletic Coaches Association Player of the Year for Seminole and Volusia counties…In his junior year, ran for 1,634 yards and 23 touchdowns…As a kick returner, had 580 yards and three touchdowns and led the Bulldogs on both sides of the ball to 6A state title game in his junior year… First-team All-State defensive back for 6A classification and named All-Central Florida Defensive Player of the Year by the Orlando Sentinel in 2009… Participated in the Under Armour High School All-American Game in 2011…Chose Florida over South Carolina, Ole Miss, Clemson, Cincinnati, USF and FIU…Coached by Kevin Pettis

OL • 6-4 • 301 • R-Jr. Stone Mountain, Ga. Stone Mountain HS

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2012: Appeared in seven contests for the Tigers 2011: Played in seven of 11 games for the Big Blue during his redshirt freshman season 2010: Redshirted High School: Helped team to a 6-4 record...Started entire senior season at Stone Mountain in nearby Atlanta Personal: Son of Yevettia Hollingsworth and Derk Sibley ...Born on June 28, 1992

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Player Profiles: Juniors MARTINE STEVENSON RB • 5-10 • 170 • R-Jr. Detroit, Mich. Martin Luther King HS

each against Florida and Tennessee in 2010 before redshirting after an injury…Granted a redshirt in 2010 after suffering an injury just three games into the season...Played in only three games...Saw action on special teams and served as a reserve defensive back...Made two tackles - a solo stop against Florida and an assisted tackle versus Tennessee

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2012: Played in all 11 games for the Tigers... Returned 16 kickoffs for 298 yards for an average of 18.6 yards... Had a long of 34 yards at Murray State (11/3)... Returned five kicks for 97 yards against the Racers... Recorded three solo stops and two assists 2011: Saw action in all 11 contests for Tennessee State...Had nine carries for 28 yards...Three kick returns for 33 yards and two defensive tackles...Rushed five times for 22 yards in the team’s season opener against Southern (Sept. 3)...Made two kick returns, including a 22-yard return versus Jackson State (Sept. 10)...Made a stop against Austin Peay (Oct. 1) and UT Martin (Nov. 12) 2010: Redshirted

High School: One of the top prospects in the state of Louisiana...An all-around athlete who played safety, running back and wide receiver in high school...A member of Rivals 250...Also rated the No. 4 prospect in Louisiana and the No. 13 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com... Rated the No. 26 safety in the country by Scout.com...Named to the New Orleans Times-Picayune’s Blue-Chip List, the Baton Rouge Advocate Super Dozen, and the Super Southeast 120 by the Mobile Press Register...As a junior he rushed for over 800 yards and 13 touchdowns, had over 450 yards receiving with two more touchdowns and also had 75 tackles as a safety... Registered 59 tackles, two interceptions and scored two defensive touchdowns as a senior... Rushed for 1,145 yards and 14 TDs as a senior...Named LSWA 2A all-state his senior year in 2009 Personal: Full name is Ronnie McVae Vinson...Born Jan. 22, 1992...Parents are Bridget and Ronnie Vinson.

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NICK THRASHER LB • 6-2 • 240 • Jr. Morrow, Ga. Mt. Zion HS

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Honors: 2013 Preseason All-OVC Team 2012 - Second Team All-OVC 2012: Started all 11 games at middle linebacker for the Tigers... Made 68 solo stops and 37 assists on the year... Had 9.0 tackles for loss including 2.0 in the opener versus Florida A&M (9/1)... Recorded his only sack of the season against Eastern Kentucky (10/5)... Forced a fumble at UT Martin (11/17)... Had one hurry and broke up a pass versus Austin Peay (9/15) 2011: Made two starts in 11 contests during his freshman campaign...Snagged 15 tackles, including 13 solo stops...Made a season-best five solo tackles at Eastern Illinois (Nov. 5)...Managed a trifecta of tackles against Southeast Missouri (Oct. 8). High School: Lettered in football at Mount Zion High School in Jonesboro, Ga.

RON VINSON DB • 5-11 • 185 • R-Jr. New Orleans, La. LSU

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2012: Saw action in all 11 contests, making nine starts... Recorded 25 solo stops and assisted on five more... Had one tackle for loss at Murray State (11/3)... Forced an fumble against Eastern Kentucky (10/6)... Recovered a fumble in the opener versus Florida A&M... Picked off two passes, one in each of TSU’s last two contests... Broke up three passes on the year LSU: Played in seven games with no starts in 2011...Saw action on special teams and served as a reserve defensive back ... Made his first tackle of the season against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game ... Can line up at safety or cornerback for the Tigers...Made one tackle

DB • 6-1 • 206 • R-Jr. Brownsville, Tenn. Haywood County HS

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2012: Saw action in all 11 contests for TSU... Had 19 solo stops and assisted on 14 more for the Tigers... Recorded 2.0 tackles for loss... Forced a fumble versus Jackson State (9/8)... Picked off a pass against Eastern Kentucky (10/5)... Broke up two passes on the year... Tallied a season-high seven tackles at Murray State (11/3) 2011: Played in 10-of-11 games for the Tigers...Collected eight tackles and six solo tackles... Had three solo tackles at Air Force 2010: Redshirted High School: Named to the All-District 13-AA Academic Team...Received Army Scholar Athlete and Tuskegee Airman Award...Named Region-7AAA and Team MVP. Personal: Son of Simone Hodges...Born on Feb. 23, 1992

MIKE WEST LB • 6-0 • 245 • Jr. Cross City, Fla. Dixie County HS

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2012: Appeared in seven games for TSU... Made two solo stops and assisted on two others... Had a season-high two tackles versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff (9/29)... Broke up a pass against Austin Peay (9/15) 2011: Saw action in all 11 games for the Big Blue...Totaled nine tackles and five solo stops for TSU...Had three kick returns for 58 yards, including a 28-yard run against Murray State...Inked three tackles at Murray State on Sept. 17 High School: Lettered in football at Dixie County High School in Cross City, Fla. ...Earned AllState Honorable Mention during his senior year.

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Player Profiles: Sophomores ANDREW BATHER

WR • 6-0 • 170 • R-So. LaVergne, Tenn. LaVergne HS

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ANDREW DALE DB • 6-2 • 190 • So. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Riverdale HS

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2012: Apperared in 10 contests for the Tigers, every one except for the John Merritt Classic... Caught two passes at Murray State for 28 yards (11/3)... Notched a pair of solo tackles and one assist

2012: Saw action in eight contests for TSU... Made two tackles on the year, both coming on homecoming against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (9/29)... Recovered a fumble at home versus Eastern Kentucky (10/5)

2011: Redshirted

High School: Was a star for powerhouse Riverdale High School in Murfreesboro...Named preseason All-State for the Warriors prior to the 2011 season

High School: Played four years of varsity football for the LaVergne Wolverines Personal: Son of Shelia Dale... Born on March 29, 1994 Personal: Son of Garfield Bather and Andrea Jarmon.

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JOE BOWENS WR • 6-5 • 230 • So. Greenville, S.C. Greenville HS

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RB • 5-10 • 190 • R-So. Edgewater, Fla. New Smyrna Beach HS

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2012: Appeared in nine games, starting three including Florida A&M, Jackson State and UT Martin... Caught 28 passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns on the year... Had a season-long grab of 58 yards against Eastern Kentucky (10/5)... Recorded a career-best seven catches for 84 yards in the season-finale at UT Martin (11/17)... Also tallied three tackles on the season

2012: Saw action in 10 contests for the Tigers... Rushed 75 times for 425 yards for an average of 5.7 yards per carry... Had 104 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff (9/29)... Had a 51-yard rush against Jackson State (9/8)... Caught five passes for 29 yards including two balls for 14 yards versus Eastern Kentucky (10/5)

2011: Did Not Play

2011: Redshirted

High School: Played as a versatile wideout/tight end and cornerback for Coach Phil Magdic... Had 3,856 career receiving yards at Greenville...His career longest is a 73-yard reception...A strong special teams player, he had a field goal block and five PAT blocks...Had 10 knockdowns as a defensive back

High School: Was a four-year letterwinner under head coach Lance Jenkins at New Smyrna Beach High School...Garnered several accolades including All-City and All-Conference...Participated in the North vs. South Florida All-Star game...Also was a participant in the Central Florida All-Star contest...Also lettered in track & field

BERNELL BROOKS

DB • 6-0 • 170 • R-So. New Orleans, La. Clark HS

Personal: Son of Kelvin Davis...Born in Edgewater Fla., on Oct. 14, 1991

DINSDALE JACKSON

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DL • 6-3 • 290 • R-So. Miami Gardens, Fla. American Heritage HS

2012: Played in nine contests for TSU and started against Murray State (11/3)... Tallied five solo tackles and three assists for a total of eight stops... Broke up two passes... Had a career-high four tackles versus the Racers 2011: Redshirted High School: Was a versatile athlete at Clark High School in New Orleans...Played quarterback and defensive back at Clark...Garnered All-District honors in 2010 and 2009...Was the Basketball MVP during the 2007 season Personal: Son of Kicha Brooks...Born on Oct. 14, 1992 in New Orleans, La.

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2012: Played in 10 contests, starting nine... Recorded six solo tackles and assisted on six more for 12 tackles on the year... Had three stops at Jacksonville State (10/20) 2011: Redshirted High School: Lettered in football at American Heritage High School

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Player Profiles: Sophomores JAMES LEWIS

OL • 6-4 • 310 • R-So. Arlington, Tenn. Vanderbilt

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DB • 6-1 • 180 • R-So. New Orleans, La. Ben Franklin HS

Vanderbilt - 2012: Saw limited action, participating in four games on the offensive line

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High School: Senior captain... Three-year starter at OT for school near Memphis... As senior, helped Arlington to 8-3 record and first round of 6A state playoffs... Played in two postseason games: Tennessee East-West Game and inaugural All-World Gridiron Classic in Charleston, S.C... Three-time All-District recipient and named to Commercial-Appeal’s Best of Preps squad... As junior, helped squad to district title and 10-0 regular season, just one year after a 1-9 campaign... Also played on basketball squad.

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Personal: James Edward Lewis... Son of Bryan and Endia Lewis... Born December 4, 1992... Dad is senior account manager; mom is early intervention specialist... Has a younger brother, Bryan II... An uncle, Darren Hughes, played in NFL... Served as youth coach at summer camps... Plays the tuba

MICHAEL WHITAKER

JHAQUILLE LOVE OL • 6-2 • 300 • R-So. Nashville, Tenn. John Overton HS

STANLEY SMITH

WR • 5-9 • 175 • So. Nashville, Tenn. Glencliff HS

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2012: Appeared in 10 games for the Tigers... Made two solo tackles on special teams and assisted on two more 2012: Appeared in three contests for the Tigers High School: Lettered in football at Gallatin High School

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JACK NDEM DL • 6-2 • 245 • R-So. Riverdale, Ga. North Clayton HS

AARON WOODS

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2012: Started all 11 games for the Tigers... Had eight solo tackles and seven assists for a total of 15 stops for the year... Recorded four tackles for loss... Tallied a pair of sacks... Recovered a fumble against Jackson State (9/8)... Had two quarterback hurries... Set a personal-best with five tackles at Bethune-Cookman (9/22) 2011: Redshirted High School: Earned first team All-South Fulton during his senior campaign at North Clayton... Also earned All-Region defensive end during his senior campaign...Named a Southern Crescent Top-12 athlete...Also participated in track & field Personal: Son of Jack and Shirley Ndem...Born on Feb. 9, 1993

LS • 6-1 • 230 • R-So. Knoxville, Tenn. Halls HS 2012: Played in eight games for the Tigers as a redshirt freshman 2011: Redshirted High School: Lettered in football at Halls High School in Knoxville.

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Player Profiles: Freshman RONALD BUTLER QB • 6-3 • 180 • Fr. Tallahassee, Fla. Lincoln HS

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2012: Sat out entire season High School: 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

QUINDELL COUSINS WR • 6-3 • 200 • Fr. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Blackman HS

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High School: 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.

Personal: Son of Ronald Butler and Daphne Williams

CAMERON CARTER P/PK • 5-10 • 170 • Fr. Chattanooga, Tenn. East Hamilton HS

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High School: A three year starter and a captain during the 2012 for East Hamilton high school in Chattanooga, Tenn. … ranked top 10 nationally in punting, kicking, and combination specialists by prokicker.com … made class of 2013 All-American watch list as both a punter and kicker … kickoffs average 70+ yards with 3.8/3.9 seconds hangtime … set a state record for kickoff touchbacks in Tennessee sending 71/82 into or out of the endzone … ended the season with a 42-yard punting average and had 13 punts downed inside the 20 yard line … a member of the FCA.

EVAN CLAY OL • 6-5 • 300 • Fr. Tucker, Ga. Tucker HS

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High School: Was a member of the Class 4A State Championship team as a junior … also participated in track throwing the discus and shot put … received offers from Buffalo and Southern Miss. … plans to major in Business of Communications

RB • 5-11 • 215 • Fr. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Riverdale HS (Navy)

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JESSAMEN DUNKER OL • 6-4 • 300 • R-Fr. Boynton Beach, Fla. Florida

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Florida - 2012: 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 AllState 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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Player Profiles: Freshman RODNEY EDWARDS DL • 6-2 • 300 • Fr. Gadsden, Ala. Gadsden City HS

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High School: Was the team captain on defense for Gadsden City … named first team All-State and All-County … named the most outstanding defensive lineman during his senior season while making 53 tackles and 8.5 stops for a loss …played in the 26th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game on Dec. 15… had offers from Colorado State, Middle Tennessee State, Murray State, Southern Miss and UAB

FB • 6-1 • 250 • Fr. Nashville, Tenn. Montgomery Bell Academy

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DEVONTE HEARD WR • 6-0 • 190 • R-Fr. Nashville, Tenn. Davidson Academy

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2012: Redshirted

GARY JACKSON

2012: Redshirted

KILU FONTAINE-ELLIS DL • 6-3 • 275 • R-Fr. Tampa, Fla. Tampa Bay Tech HS

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VICTOR FLETCHER DB • 5-9 • 180 • R-Fr. Nashville, Tenn. Hunters Lane HS

TERRANCE HARRIS II

DB • 5-10 • 185 • Fr. Nashville, Tenn. Montgomery Bell Academy

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NAJEE JAMERSON

High School: A catalyst in helping Coach Jayson Roberts and Tampa Bay Tech to an 8-4 record... Key part of offensive line for a rushing attack that averaged 215 yards per game as a senior... Played for the south squad in the Blue-Grey National All-Star Classic...Named FCAC All-District and All-Hillsborough County...Honored as the Most Valuable offensive linemen as a senior...2star recruit by Rivals.com...Received the Anne Frank Humanitarian Award...Had offers from Bethune-Cookman, Eastern Illinois, Florida A&M, Jacksonville State and North Carolina Central

LB • 6-1 • 210 • R-Fr. Ocala, Fla. Vanguard HS

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Personal: Son of Delores Ellis...Born on July 31, 1992

ISAIAH FREEMAN WR • 6-1 • 200 • R-Fr. Kansas City, Mo. Rockhurst HS High School:

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High School: Recorded 25 sacks, 150 tackles, four defensive touchdowns and four blocked kicks during his career at Vanguard High School...A four-year letterwinner under Coach Alex Castaneda Personal: Son of Uvonda Wilkerson...Born on Oct. 30, 1990

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Player Profiles: Freshman ANTONIO JUSTICE, JR. LB • 6-1 • 212 • R-Fr. Montgomery, Ala. St. Jude Educational Institute

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2012: Redshirted High School: 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

LAVATIAE KELLY WR • 6-1 • 180 • Fr. Miami, Fla. McArthur HS

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High School: Led the McArthur Mustangs with 72 receptions for 1,458 yards, an average of 20.25 yards per catch...Notched 15 touchdowns in 10 games...According to MaxPreps.com, ranked 13th nationally and the first in the Sunshine state among high school wide receivers in yards per game (145.8)...Named first team All-State for the Class 7A . Rivals.com and Scout. com both noted Kelly as one of the most underrated wide receivers in the state of Florida... Offered by Akron

KEVIN KENTON OL • 6-2 • 290 • R-Fr. West Palm Beach, Fla. Palm Beach Lakes HS

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2012: Redshirted High School: 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 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

AFOLABI LAGUDA DB • 6-2 • 190 • Fr. Lilburn, Ga. Brookwood HS High School: Has a vertical jump of 33 inches.

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ROC-M NESBITT DE• 6-2• 250 • Fr. Atlanta, Ga. Carver HS

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High School: 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 Champtionships 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

EVERETT NICHOLAS V DB • 5-11• 190 • Fr. Covington, Ga. Cedar Grove HS

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High School: Named a 5AAA All-Region and All-DeKalb county defensive back as a junior … selected as a 5AAA All-State, All-Region and All DeKalb-county DB during his senior season … received offers from Alabama State, Coastal Carolina, Howard and Grambling State

JUSTIN NORTH LB • 6-2 • 230 • Fr. Orlando, Fla. Freedom HS

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High School: 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

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Player Profiles: Freshman DANTWAN O’NEAL WR • 6-3 • 212 • Fr. DeLand, Fla. DeLand HS

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High School: 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 … has good hands, a knack for getting open and a desire to block … O’Neal told the Daytona Beach News Journal that he chose TSU, in part, because it recruited him the hardest. “The visit was nice,” he said. “The head coach (Rod Reed) was cool, and I felt like I had a good bond with him.” He said Tennessee State coaches told him they viewed him as a potential deep threat. “We went over film, and I asked a lot of questions,” O’Neal said. “They are going to be running a multiple offense, and I think I will fit in perfectly.” … was offered by Georgia Tech, Bethune-Cookman, Florida International, Georgia State, Georgia Tech, Memphis, Toldeo, Miami (OH), Middle Tennessee State, Robert Morris and South Alabama.

BARON POOLE II DL • 6-3 • 270 • Fr. Decatur, Ga. Southwest DeKalb HS

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High School: 6-AAAAA All-Region selection on defense … team captain during his senior season while also recording 10 sacks and 34 tackles … named All-State, All-County and All-Conference as a senior

MARK REEVES LB • 6-0 • 225 • Fr. Atlanta, Ga. Grady HS

MAZIO RHODES

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High School: All-region 5A first team during junior and senior seasons … had four interception, including on returned for a touchdown, during his senior season … played in the East/ West game … coached by Ronnie Millen … had offers from East Carolina, Georgia Southern, Appalachian State, Delaware and Alabama-Birmingham.

WR • 5-11 • 170 • Fr. Nashville, Tenn. Hunters Lane HS

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CHRIS SANDERS-McCOLLUM WR • 6-5 • 200 • Fr. Fairburn, Ga. Creekside HS

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High School: 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 … plans to major in Biology with a focus on Human Performance and Sports Science

JORDAN SIDNEY OL • 6-2 • 290 • Fr. Riverdale, Ga. Riverdale HS

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High School: Played offensive and defensive line at Riverdale high school in Georiga … helped Riverdale rach the state playoff in 2012 for the first time since 2004 … 4-AAAA All-Region Defense First Team as a Junior … 4-AAAA All Region Offense First Team and 4A All-State Offense Honorable Mention as a Senior … recorded 18 solo tackles, 29 assists, three forced fumbles, two recovered fumbles and four sacks during his junior season … as a senior, recorded 39 offensive pancake blocks … coached by Olten Downs (TSU alum), James Reese and James Webster. … plans to major in Business

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Player Profiles: Freshman ASHTON WESTMORELAND

PATRICK SMITH QB • 6-0 • 185 • Fr. Memphis, Tenn. Whitehaven HS

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High School: 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 … had offers from Arkansas State, Austin Peay, Memphis and Mississippi State.

FB • 6-0 • 250 • Fr. Hendersonville, Tenn. Beech HS High School:

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TEVIN SPELLS RB • 5-9 • 200 • Fr. Delray Beach, Fla. Atlantic HS

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LB • 6-2 • 215 • Fr. Orlando, Fla. Dr. Phillips HS

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High School: High School: Rushed for 554 yards on 75 carries and eight touchdowns as a senior at Atlantic high school in Delray Beach, Fla. … rushed for 658 yards and nine touchdowns on 105 carries as a junior … as a sophomore, finished the season with 110 carries for 646 yards and a pair of scores... offered by Arkansas State, Bethune-Cookman, UMass, Georgia State and Purdue

MONTRELL WOOD

CURTIS THOMAS TE • 6-3 • 215 • Fr. Tampa, Fla. Hillsboro HS

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OL • 6-6 • 320 • Fr. Augusta, Ga. Academy of Richmond County

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High School: Played for Coach Chris Hughes at Academy of Richmond County...Selected to play in the Georgia Senior Bowl...Named to the Honor Roll Personal: Son of Amanda Hudson and Elliott Wood

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2012 Game Recaps - Game 1: September 1st Tennessee State 17 Florida A&M 14

Nashville, Tenn. - A game of inches came down to just that as a successful goal line stand in the final minute secured a, 17-14, Tennessee State victory over Florida A&M at the 14th annual John A. Merritt Classic. TSU (1-0) got off to a quick start as they opened the season on a seven-play, 58-yard drive that culminated on a 22yard pass from Michael German to wide receiver Devin Wilson. German and Wilson connected earlier in the drive on a 44-yard completion, which was more yards than FAMU (0-1) gained in the entire first quarter. The Tigers forced FAMU to punt on their first possession and followed that up with a long, 14-play drive that ended with a German fumble at the FAMU 32-yard line that was recovered by the Rattlers. The Tigers started the second half just like they started the first, with a scoring drive. This time, Jamin Godfrey connected on a 38-yard field goal to give TSU a 10-0 edge. Trabis Ward would cap off a nine play, 80-yard drive with a six yard touchdown run to extend the Tiger lead to 17. FAMU would start their rally at the end of the third quarter with a 54-yard kickoff return by James Owens to the TSU 26-yard line. The Rattlers would need only three plays to find the end zone as quarterback Tyler Bass threw a 13-yard touchdown to Travis Harvey. Early in the 4th quarter, FAMU

would make it a one score game as QB Damien Fleming threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to Michael Etheridge. The Rattlers’ final possession of the game started 88-yards away from the end zone and ended less than a yard shy of taking the lead. TSU stopped FAMU twice in the final minute from the oneyard line on third and goal and fourth and goal as Fleming failed to reach the end zone on back-to-back sneaks. German was named Offensive MVP as he went 22-of-32 for 263 yards and one touchdown along with one interception. Defensive MVP honors went to TSU sophomore linebacker Nick Thrasher who finished with a game-high 10 tackles, nine solo, as well as two tackles for a loss. FAMU LB Brandon Hepburn shared the award as he tallied eight tackles, seven solo, along with one-and-a-half sacks and three-and-a-half tackles for loss. Notes: TSU wins back-to-back games vs. Florida A&M for the first time since 1986-87 ... The Tigers set a school record with 20 penalties for 178 yards. The old record was set in 2002, also against Florida A&M ... TSU now holds a 26-25 series advantage all-time vs. FAMU ... Tonight’s win was TSU’s third straight John A. Merritt Classic win ... The 31 combined points ties the 2009 Merritt Classic as the lowest scoring Classic in history. In 2009, Alabama A&M defeated TSU 24-7.

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2012 Game Recaps - Game 2: September 8th Tennessee State 38 Jackson State 12

MEMPHIS, TENN. - Tennessee State was victorious in the 23rd annual Southern Heritage Classic as they defeated Jackson State 38-12 in front of 42,257 at the Liberty Bowl Saturday night. JSU (0-2) got on the scoreboard first with a 35-yard field goal from Ryan Deising mid-way through the first quarter. After TSU’s (2-0) first three drives amounted to only eight yards, they put together a 13 play, 94-yard drive that ended with a Trabis Ward one-yard touchdown run to give TSU a 7-3 edge early in the second quarter. The touchdown was set up by a 32-yard pass from quarterback Michael German to fullback Vernon Frett. It was the junior’s first career catch. The 94-yard drive was the longest TSU drive since October 25th, 2008, when they had a 99-yard scoring drive vs. Southeast Missouri State. Ward would find the end zone for the second time on the next TSU drive, this time punching it in from two yards out to extend the lead to 11. It would not be the last time that Ward would find the end zone on this night. TSU would turn Jackson State over on the very next drive as redshirt freshman Jack Ndem recovered a fumble at the TSU 43-yard line. After a TSU three-and-out, JSU would respond with another field goal from Deising, this time a 23 yarder to cut the TSU lead to 14-6. TSU stopped any momentum that JSU thought they had by answering with a 47-yard Trabis Ward rushing touchdown, his third of the night, to make it 21-6 Tennessee State at the half. It took TSU only three plays and 39 seconds to drive the 72 yards into the end zone.

Ward finished with 22 carries for 114 yards and three touchdowns, which was enough to earn Southern Heritage Classic MVP honors. His previous career-high was two touchdowns, which happened on three different occasions. The most recent coming last season vs. Southeast Missouri State. Ward also become only the sixth TSU player to have three or more rushing touchdowns in a game and the first since Javarris Williams had three vs. Austin Peay during the 2008 season. TSU did not let up as they started the second half with a 29-yard field goal from Jamin Godfrey, which was set up by a 51-yard run by redshirt freshman running back Telvin Hooks. In only his second career game, Hooks rushed for 99 yards on just 10 carries. A Ronn Vinson punt block gave TSU a short field and they would take advantage in quick order. On the very next play, German found Devin Wilson for a 17-yard touchdown, his second receiving score of the season, to make it 31-6 in favor of TSU. German finished 9-of-24 for 137 yards and one touchdown. The defense capped off the scoring on the evening when sophomore Daniel Fitzpatrick scooped up a JSU fumble with 7:09 left in the 4th quarter and took it 70-yard to the end zone to make it 38-12 Tennessee State. Notes: For the first time since Oct. 21-28, 2006 (at Jacksonville State/vs. Samford) TSU has held back-to-back opponents to 14 points or under ... Trabis Ward has rushed for over 110 yards in four of his last five games dating back to last season. In that time, he has average 120 yards rushing per game.

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2012 Game Recaps - Game 3: September 15th Tennessee State 34 Austin Peay 14

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee State returned to Hale Stadium in grand fashion as they defeated Austin Peay 34-14 to open up Ohio Valley Conference play Saturday afternoon. The crowd of 14,264 saw Austin Peay take an early 7-0 lead as quarterback Jake Ryan connected with receiver Devin Starks, who made a one-handed catch, for a 20-yard touchdown. Three plays earlier, TSU was called for a roughing the kicker penalty on an Austin Peay punt near mid-field, which extended the drive. The Tigers would get on the scoreboard for the first time via the foot of Jamin Godfrey as he made a 43yard field goal in the final minute of the first quarter. TSU took their first lead of the contest when quarterback Michael German found receiver Travis James in the right corner of the end zone for a 27-yard touchdown. The scoring play was set up by a 15-yard Austin Peay personal foul penalty the play before. The Tigers led 9-7 after the missed extra point. With 3:32 left until halftime, the Govs connection of Ryan and Stark struck again, this time from eight yards out to give Austin Peay a 14-9 halftime advantage. Ryan finished 25-of-48 for 271 yards and two touchdowns, while Stark had nine catches to go along with a game-high 124 yards and two touchdowns. The only score of the third quarter went to Tennessee State as Trabis Ward scored his fifth rushing touchdown of the season, this one coming from two yards out. German found Weldon Garlington for the 2-point conversion to give the Tigers a 17-14 lead that they would not relinquish. On the drive, Travis James set a new career-high with his sixth catch of the game. The senior from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., finished with a career best nine catches for 109 yards and a touchdown to become the first TSU player with over 100

receiving yards in a game this season. Early in the fourth quarter, German threw a four yard touchdown pass to full back Johntae Gleaves to give TSU a 10 point advantage. For the senior, it was the 14th catch of his career and his second touchdown. With 7:06 left in the 4th quarter, Godfrey hit his second field goal of the game, this one from 39 yards out, to extend the TSU lead to 27-14. Steven Godbolt III intercepted a Austin Peay pass in the end zone with 4:44 remaining in the game to end a Governors drive. It was his third interception of the season and continued his streak of one interception in each game this season. The final score of the game saw German throw a 51 yard catch and run touchdown to A.C. Leonard to make it 34-14 with 2:12 left in the game. Leonard finished with five catches for 82 yards and a touchdown. German had a career best 27 completions in addition to a career-high 318 yards and three touchdowns. The three scores tied his career best that he set last season vs. UT Martin. Notes: TSU starts the season 3-0 for the first time since starting the 2008 season 4-0 ... The only other touchdown of Johntae Gleaves’ career was against North Carolina A&T on Oct. 2, 2010 ... The 14,264 fans is the 21st largest crowd in Hale Stadium history ... This is the fifth straight game that TSU has not allowed a 100 yard rusher ... TSU is the only undefeated team left in the OVC ... The Tigers now lead the all-time series vs. Austin Peay 9-6 ... Austin Peay has now lost five games in a row, including seven in a row in the OVC ... The 20 point Tiger win brsoke a streak of four straight games between TSU and Austin Peay that were decided by exactly three points.

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2012 Game Recaps - Game 4: September 22nd Tennessee State 21 Bethune-Cookman 14

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., - Tennessee State went on the road and took down the #1 ranked HBCU in the country as they defeated Bethune-Cookman, 21-14, Saturday afternoon. The TSU (4-0, 1-0) offense has gotten off to slow starts this season, but that wasn’t this case this week as Michael German connected with tight end A.C. Leonard for an 80-yard completion on the second play of the game. Trabis Ward would score from four yards out on the next play to put the Tigers up 7-0 only one minute, 15 seconds into the game. German finished the game completing nine of 17 passes for 157 yards and an interception. TSU would force a B-CU thirdand-out on their first possession, but couldn’t capitalize as German fumbled and the Wildcats recovered. B-CU would get great field possession at the TSU 33, but Sven Hurd missed a 32-yard field goal wide left. On TSU’s first full drive of the 2nd quarter, Ward would find the end zone again, this time from six yards out to give the Tigers a two touchdown edge. The Tigers converted a 4th and 4 on the B-CU 33-yard line to extend the drive when German completed a 24 yard catch-and-run to Travis James. Ward had 27 rushes, one away from tying his career-high set in the season opener, for 154 yards and two scores. He now has seven touchdowns on the season and has scored at least once in every game this season. A wild finish to the first half started when Antonio Harper blocked a 33-yard field goal attempt by B-CU. Daniel Fitzpatrick scooped and scored on the block, which pushed the TSU lead to 21-0 with 2:15 left in the half. The Wildcats answered back with their best offensive drive of the first half as Preston Cleckley made a onehanded highlight catch to put B-CU on the board. After a pair of Ward rushes, German threw a pass to Leonard behind the

line of scrimmage. Leonard dropped the pass and it was returned for a B-CU touchdown by LeBrandon Richardson to cut the Tigers lead to 21-14 heading into the half. All five touchdowns that were scored came in the first half. Neither team put together a second half drive that lasted more than seven plays or longer than 32 yards. The closest that B-CU came to tying the game came midway through the third quarter when they failed to convert a fourth-and-three from the TSU 14 yard line instead of attempting a 32-yard field goal. The last gasp for B-CU came in the final two minutes of the game as they fell short again on fourth down, this time with 18 yards to go on their own 33 yard line. TSU sealed the deal with a 18 yard pass to Leonard on a third-and-nine to assure that the Wildcats wouldn’t get the ball back with a change to tie in the final minute. Leonard had three catches for a season high 101 yards. Defensively, the Tigers were led by linebacker Nick Thrasher who tallied a career best 13 tackles. Defensive back Andrew Taylor recorded seven tackles, three-and-a-half tackles for loss and a sack, all coming in the first half. TSU also had four sacks and nine tackles for loss. NOTES: TSU starts a season 4-0 for the first time since 2008. The last time the Tigers started the season 5-0 was in 2001 when they started 6-0 ... The 80-yard pass is the longest for TSU since October 22, 2011 at Eastern Kentucky when Jeremy Perry connected with Calvin McNairl for a touchdown ... The TSU win snapped an eight-game winning streak by Bethune-Cookman against FCS opponents dating back to October of last season. It’s also the first home lost for the Wildcats since September 10, 2011 ... The nine tackles for loss is the most in a game for TSU since September 25, 2010 vs. Florida A&M when they had 13 ... The 154 yards from Trabis Ward is the second most in a single game in his career ... Attendance was 9,461.

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2012 Game Recaps - Game 5: September 29th Tennessee State 40 Arkansas-Pine Bluff 13

NASHVILLE, TENN. - Tennessee State used a 28-3 run in the second half to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff, 40-13, to improve to 5-0 on the season in front of a crowd of 31,765 during the 82nd homecoming at LP Field. UAPB (3-2, 2-1 SWAC) wasted no time striking first on offense as quarterback Benjamin Anderson connected with Ladarius Eckwood on a 42-yard pass on their first offensive play of the game. The Golden Lions settled for a 29-yard field goal from Tyler Strickland to take an early 3-0 lead. Anderson and Eckwood would hook up again on the next UAPB drive, this time on a 55-yard touchdown to extend their lead to 10-0 with 6:03 left in the first quarter. Eckwood finished with a gamehigh five catches for 117 yards and a score. Anderson threw for 182 yards on 11-of-24 passing with a touchdown and a pair of interceptions. Tennessee State (5-0, 1-0 OVC) turned the momentum in its favor momentarily as Andrew Taylor got to Anderson on a blitz and deflect his pass up in the air. Defensive End Antonio Harper snatched the ball out of the air for his first career interception and gave the Tigers great field position at the UAPB five-yard line. TSU could not capitalize on the turnover as Jer-ryan Harris forced a Trabis Ward fumble on the very next play. The Tigers finally got on the scoreboard early in the second quarter behind a 15-yard touchdown run from Telvin Hooks, the first of his career. UAPB’s lead was cut to 10-6 after a blocked PAT. Jamin Godfrey connected on a pair of 40-plus yard field goals in the final five minutes of the half. The junior from Englewood, Tenn., made a 46 yarder with 4:09 left and closed the half with a 42-yard field goal as time expired to give the Tigers a 12-10 edge heading into the locker room.

The Golden Lions started the second half just like they did the first half, with a field goal. This one from 30 yards out to regain the lead 13-12 with 9:57 left in the third quarter. The Tigers responded on their next drive and take the lead for good. Quarterback Michael German found Travis James on a 50-yard pass on the drive to set up the second Hooks touchdown of the game, this time from two yards out, to give TSU a 19-13 advantage. Hooks had a career best 108 yards on 14 carries along with the first two touchdowns of his career. James led the Tigers with four catches for 95 yards. The second touchdown by Hooks was the first of four TSU touchdowns over the next nine minutes, 42 seconds. A 34-yard sprint by Hooks set up a one yard touchdown for Ward to make it 26-13 in favor of TSU at the end of the third quarter. Early in the fourth quarter, quarterback Michael German threw a 16-yard touchdown to Devin Wilson. German followed that up with a 41-yard touchdown to A.C. Leonard a minute-and-a-half later to put TSU’s 40th point of the game with 12:23 remaining. German finished 18-of-35 for 262 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. NOTES: Tennessee State starts the season 5-0 for the first since the 2001 season when the Tigers started 6-0 ... The 13 points given up by TSU is the fewest in a homecoming game since 2006 when they gave up seven points to Samford ...This is the seventh game in a row that TSU has not allowed a 100 yard rusher ...The Tigers have won their last eight games in which they have held their opponent under 20 points ... This is the final game of the regular season for TSU at LP Field.

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2012 Game Recaps - Game 6: October 6th #24 Tennessee State 23 #16 Eastern Kentucky 20

NASHVILLE, Tenn - A one-yard quarterback sneak by Michael German with eight seconds left gave Tennessee State a 23-20 victory over No. 16 ranked Eastern Kentucky at Hale Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Tigers found themselves down 20-10 early in the fourth quarter as EKU (4-2, 2-1) kicker Luke Pray hit a 30-yard field goal, his second of the game, with 13:49 left. Tennessee State (6-0, 2-0 OVC) responded on its next possession as Trabis Ward found the end zone from three yards out to cap a 12 play, 72-yard touchdown drive with 8:49 remaining. EKU blocked the extra point as its lead shrunk to 20-16. Ward finished with 113 yards on 24 carries and a touchdown. He is now fourth on the all-time TSU rushing list with 1,816 yards, passing Eugene Bowens and Dante Thomas The Tigers’ defense stepped up and turned Eastern Kentucky over on downs as the Colonels failed to convert a fourth and nine on the TSU 32. TSU had 68 yards to go with 2:32 left to keep their perfect season alive. The TSU offense converted a pair of third downs to sustain the drive as well as a fourth and one play from the EKU three-yard line. German’s number was called as he picked up two yards to give the Tigers the ball at the one with 12 seconds remaining and no timeouts to set up his game winning touchdown on the next play. The first drive of the game for TSU stalled in Colonel territory, but Jamin Godfrey pinned EKU inside their own 10-yard line. The 16th ranked Colonels would put together a 13 play, 91-yard drive that took nearly seven minutes to go up 7-0 on a one-yard run by quarterback T.J. Pryor. TSU took advantage of a fumbled punt by Justin Bell at the EKU 24yard line. Freshman Andrew Dale recovered the ball at the 20 to give TSU great field position. TSU got on the scoreboard with 7:15 left in the half when German found A.C. Leonard in the end zone for an 11-yard score to tie the game

at seven. German was 17-of-27 for 228 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He also rushed for 18 yards. Leonard led all receivers with five receptions. Just like last week, TSU would go into the locker room after a Godfrey field goal, this one from 46 yards out as time expired to give the Tigers a 10-7 halftime edge. Eastern Kentucky started the second half off just like they did the first, with a lengthy touchdown drive. Matt Denham ran in from four yards out to put EKU back up 14-10. Denham had 33 carries for 114 yards and a touchdown. The Colonels had their third 70-plus yard scoring drive of the game as Pray hit a 21-yard field goal to put EKU up seven. Defensivley, linebacker Nick Thrasher had a game-high 12 tackles, including his first sack of the season. Redshirt sophomore defensive back Harold Watson also had the first interception of his career on the final play of the game as EKU threw a hail mary that was caught by Watson at the TSU 30 yard line GAME NOTES: Tennessee State has now won three of the last four meetings between the two teams. Two of those three victories have been by three points ... Ward’s 31 yard reception in the first quarter is the second longest of his career. His career long catch of 49 yards came last season on Oct. 22 last season at Eastern Kentucky ... EKU started this years game on a 13 play, 91 yard touchdown drive that last 6:53. Last season vs. the Tigers, they started the game on a 14 play, 6 minute 30 second drive that resulted in a missed field goal. The 91-yard drive is also the longest vs. TSU since Nov. 20, 2010 vs. Murray State when the Racers went 95 yards before turning the ball over on downs .... Tennessee State and Bucknell are the only two FCS teams to have not given up more than 20 points in a game this season ... Eastern Kentucky scored just two touchdowns on five red zone possessions.

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2012 Game Recaps - Game 7: October 13th #18 Tennessee State 40 Southeast Missouri State 28

Cape Girardeau, Mo. - A historic performance by Trabis Ward led the way as Tennessee State improved to 7-0 on the season with a 40-28 win at Southeast Missouri State Saturday night. Tennessee State (7-0, 3-0 OVC) opened the game on a 15 play, 72-yard drive that was stopped inside the SEMO 10-yard line as running back Darion Hall never got control of the handoff, giving the Redhawks possession. After a SEMO (2-4, 1-2 OVC) three-and-out, the Tigers took advantage of great field position at the SEMO 49-yard line. Quarterback Michael German started the drive with a 34 yard completion to tight end Wesley Samuels down to the 15. TSU kept the drive alive with a 12-yard pass to Devin Wilson on a third-and-eight. The first points of the game came on another third down conversion as German found fullback Johntae Gleaves in the right corner of the end zone for the oneyard score to put TSU up 7-0 with 3:54 left in the first quarter. The Tigers converted 11 of their 15 third down chances, while holding SEMO to just five of 12. German finished with 154 passing yards on 17-of-27 throwing for a touchdown and zero interceptions. SEMO wasted no time tying the game as the Redhawks offense covered 75 yards on just six plays. Quarterback Scott Lathrop had three carries for 44 yards, including a rushing touchdown from 13 yards out. The Tigers would take back the lead with another lengthy drive as Jamin Godfrey connected on a 25-yard field goal for the 10-7 edge. Trabis Ward got TSU into SEMO territory with a 43-yard rush. Ward had the first of his four touchdowns with 8:06 left in the first half from 12 yards out to increase the lead to 17-7. After a first half that saw 24 points, the offenses exploded in the second half as they each put up three touchdowns and combined for 44 points. Much like TSU started the first half with a ball controlling drive, SEMO answered with one of their own to start the second half. The Redhawks cut the TSU lead to 17-14 as running back Levi Terrell scored from seven yards out. SEMO passed only twice on the 12 play, 82-yard march down the field. The back-and-forth battle continued as the Tigers used a nice mixture of run and pass to set up Godfrey for his second field goal of the game, this one from 42 yards. With the momentum in their favor despite trailing 20-14, SEMO drove deep into TSU territory and looked to extend the drive on a third-and-two at the TSU 23 in the final minute of the third quarter. Lathrop dropped back to pass, but was intercepted by Steven Godbolt. It was the sophomore’s fourth interception of the season as he returned it 62 yards to the SEMO 26. TSU would hitch its wagon to Ward as he found the end zone after five consecutive

carries totaling 26 yards and a score. With the Tigers holding their largest lead of the game at 26-14, SEMO would not throw in the towel as Terrell score again, this time on a 52-yard scamper to pull the Redhawks to within five with just under 11 minutes remaining. Once again, Ward was the TSU workhorse as he carried the ball on nine of the next 11 plays resulting in a one-yard touchdown, his third of the contest to put the Tigers up 3321 after a failed two-point conversion with 5:39 on the clock. Just when it looked like the Tigers were in the clear, the resilient Redhawks continued to fight back. Lathrop had his only passing touchdown on the night to Paul McRoberts, who made an outstanding one handed grab in the back of the end zone, from eight yards out to make it a five point game with 2:22 remaining. Even though they had all three timeouts left, SEMO elected to attempt an onside kick rather than kick it deep and try and stop Ward. TSU recovered at the SEMO 44. With the Tigers needing a first down to assure themselves of a 7-0 record, they turned to none other than the junior from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Ward converted a third-and-two with a five yard run and backed that up with a 30-yard rushing touchdown, his fourth of the night to give TSU a 40-28 victory on the road. Ward finished with 43 carries for 267 yards and four touchdowns, all career-highs. It’s the second most rushing yards in a game in TSU history and second most touchdowns in a game. GAME NOTES: The only player to rush for more yards than Trabis Ward in a game in TSU history is Charles Anthony who ran for 285 vs. Samford on October 23rd, 2004 … Javarris Williams also had four touchdowns in a game for the Tigers. The only player to have five is Charlie Thomas in 1971 … Ward’s previous career-high was 180 yards vs. UT Martin last season … Ward now has 908 yards on the season, which is the eighth most all-time, just behind his 978 yard he put up last season … TSU starts a season 7-0 for the 11th time in team history. It’s their first 7-0 start since 1999 when they started 11-0 and made their last playoff appearance … The Tigers are now 11-2 all-time in games where they enter with a 6-0 record ... TSU rushed for 306 yards, the most since the 2011 season opener vs. Southern when they rushed for 342 … The Tigers are now 3-0 in the OVC for the first time since 2008 … The 28 points is the most that TSU has given up all season. The Tigers were the final FCS team to give up more than 20 points in a game … It’s the first time since 1999 that TSU wins at SEMO breaking a five game losing streak. It’s also the first time since 2003 that a team has won consecutive games in the series … TSU now leads the all-time series 11-10 … TSU is one of four remaining undefeated teams in the FCS along with Lehigh, Cal Poly are Harvard.

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2012 Game Recaps - Game 8: October 20th #17 Tennessee State 28 Jacksonville State 31 OT

JACKSONVILLE, ALA. - A 44-yard field goal by Griffin Thomas of Jacksonville State in overtime was the difference as Tennessee State lost their first game of the season 31-28 Saturday afternoon. Things did not get off on the right foot for the Tigers as on the third play from scrimmage, quarterback Michael German threw an interception to Jermaine Hough, who returned it seven yards to the TSU 46. The Gamecocks (4-3, 3-2 OVC) would capitalize as running back Troymaine Pope ran in from two yards out to give JSU an early 7-0 advantage. The Tigers (7-1, 3-1 OVC) responded later in the quarter with a score of their own. After German connected with Travis James on a 32-yard pass to put TSU in Jacksonville State territory for the first time, German finished the drive with a 19-yard touchdown to Devin Wilson in the back right of the end zone to tie the game at seven. JSU started the second quarter just like it did the first; on a touchdown drive. This time the Gamecocks used the passing game as QB Marques Ivory found RB Washaun Ealey out of the backfield streaking up the left sideline for a 44-yard touchdown reception to retake the lead 14-7. Also just like the first quarter, TSU answered a JSU touchdown with one of their own. A pair of long third down conversions were the key as RB Trabis Ward took a screen pass on third-and-18 for 23 yards to the TSU 39 to get the Tigers out of the shadow of its own end zone. The drive would end on another third down as German threw a 25-yard pass to James in the middle of the end zone to tie the game at 14. The Tigers defense forced a JSU three-and-out to put the ball right back in the hands of the offense. TSU only needed three plays to take its first lead of the contest. A 24-yard completion to tight end A.C. Leonard moved the ball past midfield. Two plays later, Ward scored his 14th rushing touchdown of the season on a 42-yard scamper up the right sideline off a pulling block by center Sherman Carter to put the Tigers up 21-14 going into the half. That run put Ward over 100 yards in the game and over 1,000 yards on the season. He is the fourth player in TSU history with 1,000 rushing yards in a season joining Charles Anthony, Javarris Williams and Darron Davis and it’s the seventh time overall that the Tigers have had a 1,000 yard rusher. Ward finished with 168 yards on 34 carries with one touchdown. He now has 1,076 rushing yards on the season, sixth best in TSU history. TSU had a chance to increase its lead before halftime, but could not get the field goal team on the field for a 37-yard field goal, which would prove costly down the stretch. For the third time in the game, Jacksonville State scored a touchdown on its first possession of a quarter. With first-and-goal from the eight, Ealey bounced his rush to the left into the end zone to once again tie the game, this time at 21, with 11:16 remaining in the third quarter. The Gamecock defense stopped the Tigers near midfield on the ensuing possession to give

them a chance to retake the leads. JSU would go on a 12-play scoring drive that took up 5:39 of the clock and resulted in QB Coty Blanchard running in from two yards out putting the Gamecocks up 28-21 at the end of three. JSU outgained TSU 159 yards to 44 and held the ball for 9:35 in the third quarter. Needing to put points on the board to keep it a one score game, TSU did just that as the Tigers converted two third downs in route to an 11-yard hookup between German and James to tied it a 28. James had five catches for 86 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Over the next three combined possessions, there were three turnovers in a span of 44 seconds. It started with an Ealey fumble that was recovered by TSU’s Wilson Robinson at the JSU 40. On the very next play, German threw his second interception of the game, again to Hough, who returned it to the Gamecock 39 yard line. Two plays later, JSU QB Blanchard threw an interception of his own to Steven Godbolt III, who made a spectacular one handed gab, at the TSU 25. With 5:36 left in the game, it set up TSU for a game winning drive. The Tigers drove down the field using 15 plays, converting three third downs and all 5:36 remaining on the clock to set up a 42-yard field goal for Godfrey. A false start penalty on TSU moved the ball back five yards and Godfrey missed the 47 yarder wide right to go into overtime tied at 28. The Tigers outgained JSU by 109 yards in the fourth quarter and had the ball for 10 minutes, 26 seconds. Tennessee State would get the ball to start overtime and German wasted little time moving the ball as he connected with Leonard on the first play for a 12 yard gain. German was sacked three plays later by Mikel Whittier and last 13 yards to set up a 42-yard field goal for the lead. Godfrey missed his second attempt wide left. JSU would play conservative on offense running the ball its first two plays of the extra session before Greg Barksdale sacked Blanchard on a QB roll out for a loss of nine. That set up kicker Griffin Thomas for a 44-yard field goal and the win as Jacksonville State ended TSU’s unblemished record. German finished with 311 yards on 21-of-37 passing with three touchdowns and two interceptions. GAME NOTES: Trabis Ward is the fourth player in TSU history with 1,000 rushing yards in a season (Charles Anthony, Javarris Williams and Darron Davis) and the seventh overall. He passed his total of 978 yards last season and Javarris Williams’ 1,037 yards in 2008 ... In his last two games, Ward has 77 carries for 435 yards and five touchdowns ... TSU has led at halftime in seven of its eight games this season ... The two touchdowns for Travis James ties his career-high set last season vs. UT Martin on November 12. ... German now has 3,718 career passing yards ... TSU outgained JSU 495-353 ... The Tigers have outrushed every opponent this season except for Florida A&M in the opener. The Rattlers outgained TSU by two yards on the ground ... Jacksonville State leads the all-time series 7-1 with the lone TSU win coming in 2006

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2012 Game Recaps - Game 9: October 27th #21 Tennessee State 22 Tennessee Tech 21

NASHVILLE, TENN. - Another game in the Hole, another TSU comeback in the final seconds as a six-yard pass from Michael German to A.C. Leonard as time expired tied Tennessee Tech at 21. A Jamin Godfrey extra point gave the Tigers the 22-21 victory as they improved to 8-1 on the season.

The back-and-forth battle would continue into the fourth quarter as the Golden Eagles put together a nine play, 61-yard drive culminating with a six-yard touchdown pass from Stone to Cody Matthews to regain the lead 21-15 with 13 minutes remaining in the game

TSU (8-1, 4-1 OVC) started the game off with a surprise onside kick, which TTU recovered at the Tiger 44 yard line, The Golden Eagles (2-6, 0-5) took advantage of the short field with six straight rushes from three different players. Quarterback Darian Stone, starting for the injured Tre Lamb, scored from one yard out for the early 7-0 lead.

Both teams had numerous opportunities to put the game away (TTU) or retake the lead (TSU) in the final quarter. On the final TTU drive, Zach Sharp lined up for a 45yard field goal to clinch the game with just over a minute remaining. Sharp, who entered the game 3-for-6 on the season with a long of 28 yards, missed the kick wide left to give the Tigers one last chance.

The Tigers answered with points on its opening drive as Godfrey split the uprights from 37 yards out to cut into the TTU lead, 7-3.

With 1:01 on the clock, one time out remaining and 73 yards to go to find the end zone, TSU converted on a pair of third downs and one huge fourth down.

The Tech offense was not nearly as effective on its next possession without the short field as TSU forced a three-and-out.

German found Travis James for a 27-yard gain on third-and-10 from the TSU 27 to put the ball near mid-field. Another thirdand-10 conversion three plays later, this time to Weldon Garlington for 23 yards, kept the Tigers hopes alive.

The second TSU drive ended just like the first did, with a Godfrey field goal. This time the junior from Englewood, Tenn., hit from 32 yards away to pull TSU to within one at 7-6. Second verse same as the first as another TTU three-and-out turns into a Godfrey field (27 yards) to give the Tigers its first lead of the game, 9-7, with 14:12 remaining in the first half. The Tigers scored on its first four possessions of the game, with each being field goals. The defense forced its third consecutive Golden Eagle three-and-out and put Godfrey in position for a 41-yard field goal to push the TSU lead to 12-7. On the first play of the next Tech possession, Steven Godbolt III picked off his sixth pass of the season at the TSU 26 with 7:56 left in the first half. TSU could not take advantage as running back Trabis Ward fumbled two minutes later at the Tech 29. A 39-yard run for Stone on 2nd-and-13 put the ball in TSU territory. Tack on an extra 15-yards for a personal foul at the end of the run and the Golden Eagles had its best chance to score since the opening drive. A pair of TTU false starts and an eight yard sack by Samquan Evans pushed Tech back to the TSU 41 and set up a third-and-28. Stone would find Eric Belew in the middle of the field for a 41-yard score to retake the lead 14-12 heading into halftime. The only points for either side in the third quarter was a 22-yard field goal from Godfrey after a TSU drive fizzled out inside the Tech 10 to give the Tigers the one point edge, 15-14. His fifth field goal on the day broke the school record of J.J. Flournoy who went 4-for-4 at Austin Peay on Oct. 6, 1990.

On a fourth-and-one at the Tech 14-yard line, German ran for eight yards. After the ball was spiked to stop the clock, one second remained as TSU was still six yards shy. On the final play of the game, German rolled to his right and found A.C. Leonard in the back of the end zone. Godfrey came on to break the 21-21 tie with the extra point, his 16th point of the game, to give TSU the 22-21 conference win. German finished the game 24-of-40 for 294 yards and one touchdown. Leonard set career-highs with eight catches for 102 yards to go along with the game tying score. Trabis Ward continued his great season with 129 yards on 28 carries. Nick Thrasher once again led all defenders with nine tackles, six solo. GAME NOTES: The five field goals made and attempted for Godfrey is a school record. His previous career-high was three field goals last season at Eastern Kentucky on October 22. He also broke the school record for field goals in a career with 39. Eric Benson (2005-2008) held the old record with 38 .... Trabis Ward has run for over 110 yards in seven of the nine games this season and has had over 140 yards in five of his last 12 games ... A.C. Leonard is second among FCS tight ends in receiving yards trailing Kyle Juszcyk of Harvard and third in the nation in receptions among tight ends behind Josh Hill of Idaho State and Mycole Pruitt of Southern Illinois ... Steven Godbolt III is tied with Ben Ericksen of Illinois State for the FCS lead in interceptions with six ... TSU leads the all-time series vs. Tennessee Tech 16-10

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2012 Game Recaps - Game 10: November 3rd #18 Tennessee State 28 Murray State 49

NASHVILLE, TENN. - Another game in the Hole, another TSU comeback in the final seconds as a six-yard pass from Michael German to A.C. Leonard as time expired tied Tennessee Tech at 21. A Jamin Godfrey extra point gave the Tigers the 22-21 victory as they improved to 8-1 on the season.

The back-and-forth battle would continue into the fourth quarter as the Golden Eagles put together a nine play, 61-yard drive culminating with a six-yard touchdown pass from Stone to Cody Matthews to regain the lead 21-15 with 13 minutes remaining in the game

TSU (8-1, 4-1 OVC) started the game off with a surprise onside kick, which TTU recovered at the Tiger 44 yard line, The Golden Eagles (2-6, 0-5) took advantage of the short field with six straight rushes from three different players. Quarterback Darian Stone, starting for the injured Tre Lamb, scored from one yard out for the early 7-0 lead.

Both teams had numerous opportunities to put the game away (TTU) or retake the lead (TSU) in the final quarter. On the final TTU drive, Zach Sharp lined up for a 45yard field goal to clinch the game with just over a minute remaining. Sharp, who entered the game 3-for-6 on the season with a long of 28 yards, missed the kick wide left to give the Tigers one last chance.

The Tigers answered with points on its opening drive as Godfrey split the uprights from 37 yards out to cut into the TTU lead, 7-3.

With 1:01 on the clock, one time out remaining and 73 yards to go to find the end zone, TSU converted on a pair of third downs and one huge fourth down.

The Tech offense was not nearly as effective on its next possession without the short field as TSU forced a three-and-out.

German found Travis James for a 27-yard gain on third-and-10 from the TSU 27 to put the ball near mid-field. Another thirdand-10 conversion three plays later, this time to Weldon Garlington for 23 yards, kept the Tigers hopes alive.

The second TSU drive ended just like the first did, with a Godfrey field goal. This time the junior from Englewood, Tenn., hit from 32 yards away to pull TSU to within one at 7-6. Second verse same as the first as another TTU three-and-out turns into a Godfrey field (27 yards) to give the Tigers its first lead of the game, 9-7, with 14:12 remaining in the first half. The Tigers scored on its first four possessions of the game, with each being field goals. The defense forced its third consecutive Golden Eagle three-and-out and put Godfrey in position for a 41-yard field goal to push the TSU lead to 12-7. On the first play of the next Tech possession, Steven Godbolt III picked off his sixth pass of the season at the TSU 26 with 7:56 left in the first half. TSU could not take advantage as running back Trabis Ward fumbled two minutes later at the Tech 29. A 39-yard run for Stone on 2nd-and-13 put the ball in TSU territory. Tack on an extra 15-yards for a personal foul at the end of the run and the Golden Eagles had its best chance to score since the opening drive. A pair of TTU false starts and an eight yard sack by Samquan Evans pushed Tech back to the TSU 41 and set up a third-and-28. Stone would find Eric Belew in the middle of the field for a 41-yard score to retake the lead 14-12 heading into halftime. The only points for either side in the third quarter was a 22-yard field goal from Godfrey after a TSU drive fizzled out inside the Tech 10 to give the Tigers the one point edge, 15-14. His fifth field goal on the day broke the school record of J.J. Flournoy who went 4-for-4 at Austin Peay on Oct. 6, 1990.

On a fourth-and-one at the Tech 14-yard line, German ran for eight yards. After the ball was spiked to stop the clock, one second remained as TSU was still six yards shy. On the final play of the game, German rolled to his right and found A.C. Leonard in the back of the end zone. Godfrey came on to break the 21-21 tie with the extra point, his 16th point of the game, to give TSU the 22-21 conference win. German finished the game 24-of-40 for 294 yards and one touchdown. Leonard set career-highs with eight catches for 102 yards to go along with the game tying score. Trabis Ward continued his great season with 129 yards on 28 carries. Nick Thrasher once again led all defenders with nine tackles, six solo. GAME NOTES: The five field goals made and attempted for Godfrey is a school record. His previous career-high was three field goals last season at Eastern Kentucky on October 22. He also broke the school record for field goals in a career with 39. Eric Benson (2005-2008) held the old record with 38 .... Trabis Ward has run for over 110 yards in seven of the nine games this season and has had over 140 yards in five of his last 12 games ... A.C. Leonard is second among FCS tight ends in receiving yards trailing Kyle Juszcyk of Harvard and third in the nation in receptions among tight ends behind Josh Hill of Idaho State and Mycole Pruitt of Southern Illinois ... Steven Godbolt III is tied with Ben Ericksen of Illinois State for the FCS lead in interceptions with six ... TSU leads the all-time series vs. Tennessee Tech 16-10

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2012 Game Recaps - Game 11: November 17th #23 Tennessee State 26 UT-Martin 35

MARTIN, TENN. - A three touchdown fourth quarter got Tennessee State back into the game at UT Martin, but the Tigers comeback just fell short in the final game of the season as they lost to the Skyhawks 35-26 on Saturday. Trailing 28-6 heading into the fourth quarter, TSU (8-3, 4-3 OVC) scored touchdowns on its first three possessions of the quarter and was a two-point conversion away from tying the game. It all started when Vernon Frett blocked a 44-yard field goal that was returned to the TSU 38 by Greg Barksdale. Michael German hit A.C. Leonard on the next play for a touchdown to cut the Skyhawks lead to 15. German finished with career-highs with 28 completions, 44 attempts and 355 yards, along with three touchdowns. TSU turned UT Martin (8-3, 6-2 OVC) over on downs when they couldn’t convert a fourth-and-27 on the TSU 34. The Tigers took advantage going 66 yards on seven plays in just 1:36. Joe Bowens caught a German pass from four yards out as UTM led 28-20 with 6:42 remaining. The Tiger defense forced a three-and-out to put the ball right back in the hands of its red hot offense. German extended the eventual scoring drive running for 10 yards on a fourth-and-four. Leonard grabbed his second score of the game from German in the right side of the end zone from four yards out. Leonard had seven catches for 90 yards and two touchdowns. He finished the season with 51 catches for a team best 733 yards (the most for a FCS tight end) and six touchdowns. With TSU needing to go for two trailing 28-26 with two minutes left, German was sacked. UTM recovered the onside kick and had the ball at the TSU 41 with 1:55 left and the Tigers only having one timeout remaining. The Skyhawks had an illegal block penalty and a run out-of-bounds to stop the clock twice. It came down to a fourthand-two with just over a minute left. The Skyhawks elected to go for it and it paid off as quarterback Derek Carr threw a 33-yard touchdown to Quentin Sims, their third scoring hookup of the game, to put the Tigers away 35-26. Carr finished 21-for-40 with three touchdowns and an interception. Sims had eight catches for a game best 176 yards and three scores. The Tigers first possession of the game ended with a 10-yard Jamin Godfrey punt that was shanked to the left, out of bounds at the Martin 32-yard line. The Skyhawks scored the very next play as Carr found Quentin Sims for the 7-0 lead. Carr and Sims had similar results less than four minutes later as the senior connected

for a 50-yard score as Sims streaked up the right sideline for the two touchdown advantage midway through the first quarter. On its third possession, the Tigers finally got the offense rolling as three straight third down conversions resulted in a 29yard field goal from Godfrey. Trabis Ward had two of the third down conversions rushing for 20 yards on a third-and-seven at the UTM 43 and for nine yards on a third-and-eight at the UTM 21. Ward had 106 yards on 24 carries. With 8:01 remaining in the first half, Jason McNair extended the Skyhawks lead to 21-3 with a 75-yard punt return. TSU responded with three straight completions to Travis James for 32 total yards, before a Leonard six-yard reception ended with a fumble caused by Julius McNair at the UTM 18. James had a game-high nine catches for 139 yards. UTM turned the ball over on its next possession as Ronn Vinson caught a floater from Carr at the UTM 43 and returned it 18 yards. The Tigers couldn’t punch it in the end zone and settled for another Godfrey field goal, this one from 22 yards out to go into the locker room down 21-6. German found James in the middle of the field for a 68-yard reception down to the UTM 17 on the first play of the second half. The drive ended on a missed Godfrey field goal from the 29-yard line that was wide left. A German interception late in the third quarter gave the Skyhawks a short field at the TSU 36 and set up their fourth touchdown on the day, a one-yard run from D.J. McNeil, to put UTM up 28-6 with 2:47 left in the third quarter. The eight wins for Tennessee State are the most since finishing 8-4 during the 2008 season. The last time TSU won more than eight games in an 11 game regular season was 1999. GAME NOTES: Travis James ends his career with 1,698 receiving yards, 10th most alltime in TSU history. He finished the season with a team best 55 catches for 730 yards ... Trabis Ward had 309 carries (tied with Jordan McCord of Colgate for the most in the FCS) for 1,422 yards and 15 rushing touchdowns on the season. Le’Veon Bell of Michigan State (315) and Stefphon Jefferson of Nevada (313) are the only players in all four divisions of college football to have more carries than Ward ... German threw for 2,751 yards as a sophomore, the fifth most in a single season for the Tigers. Brian Ransom, Shannon Harris and Leon Murray are the only QB’s to throw for more yards in a single-season. He now has 4,640 yards in his career, 10th best in school history.

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2012 Season Opponent Game-by-Game Stats

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Series Record vs. 2013 Opponents

Bethune-Cookman TSU leads 6-1

1982 TSU, 41-11 Oct. 23 at Nashville 1983 TSU, 21-19 Oct. 15 at Orlando, Fla. (Citrus Bowl) 1984 TSU, 41-8 Nov. 3 at Tampa, Fla. (Gator Bowl) 1985 TSU, 24-17 Nov. 9 at Nashville 1986 TSU, 13-10 Nov. 8 at Miami, Fla. (Orange Bowl) 1987 BCU, 16-13 Nov. 7 at Nashville 2012 TSU, 17-14 Nov. 11 at Daytona Beach, Fla. At Nashville: TSU leads 2-1 At Florida: TSU leads 3-0

1991 FAMU 43-7 Oct. 5 at Atlanta (Fulton Stadium)

1995 JSU, 24-19 Sept. 9 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

1992 FAMU 20-12 Sept. 26 at Atlanta (Fulton Stadium)

1996 JSU, 21-14 Sept. 14 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

1993 FAMU 23-15 at Jacksonville, Fla. (Gator Bowl)

1997 JSU, 31-28 Sept. 13 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

1994 FAMU 14-10 Oct. 1 at Nashville

1998 TSU, 33-21 Sept. 12 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

1995 FAMU 24-7 Sept. 23 at Orlando, Fla. (Citrus Bowl)

1999 TSU, 48-33 Sept. 11 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

1996 FAMU 35-20 Aug. 31 at Nashville (Vanderbilt)

2000 JSU, 42-39 Sept. 16 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

1997 FAMU 43-28 Aug. 30 at Tallahassee, Fla.

2001 TSU, 64-33 Nov. 22 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

1998 FAMU 31-23 Sept. 26 at Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Classic)

2002 JSU, 31-28 Sept. 14 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

1999 TSU 42-25 Sept. 18 at Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Classic)

2003 TSU, 44-14 Sept. 13 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

2000 FAMU 31-6 Sept. 23 at Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Classic)

2004 TSU, 21-20 Sept. 18 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

2001 TSU 27-7 Sept. 22 at Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Classic)

2005 TSU, 20-14 Sept. 10 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

2002 FAMU 37-24 Sept. 28 at Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Classic)

2006 TSU, 31-30 Sept. 16 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

2003 FAMU 10-7 Sept. 20 at Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Classic)

2007 TSU, 16-13 Sept. 8 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

2004 FAMU 21-15 Sept. 25 at Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Classic)

2008 TSU, 41-18 Sept. 13 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

2005 FAMU 12-7 Sept. 24 at Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Classic)

2009 TSU, 14-7 Sept. 12 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

2006 FAMU 25-22 OT Sept. 30 at Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Classic)

2010 JSU, 33-26 Sept. 11 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

2007 FAMU 18- 17 Sept. 29 at Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Classic) 2008 FAMU 28-21 Sept. 27 at Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Classic) 2009 FAMU 31-12 Sept. 26 at Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Classic)

2011 JSU, 35-29 Sept. 10 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl) 2012 TSU, 38-12 Sept. 8 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

2010 TSU 29-19 Sept. 25 at Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Classic) 2012 TSU 17-14 Sept. 1 at Nashville (Merritt Classic)

Florida A&M TSU leads 26-25 1944 TSU, 12-0

Jackson State TSU leads 25-20-2

Tennessee Tech TSU leads 16-10

1984 TSU, 33-3 Oct. 13 at Cookeville, Tenn.

1949 TSU, 49-13

1985 TSU, 26-13 Oct. 19 at Nashville

1950 TSU, 34-0

1988 TSU, 27-23 Oct. 29 at Nashville

1951 TSU, 25-0

1989 TSU, 21-19 Oct. 28 at Cookeville, Tenn.

1958 JSU, 18-13

1990 TSU, 36-14 Nov. 3 at Nashville

1963 TSU 14-12

1959 TSU, 26-6

1991 TSU, 14-10 Nov. 9 at Nashville

1964 FAMU 22-20

1960 TSU, 25-22

1992 TTU, 26-15 Nov. 7 at Cookeville, Tenn.

1965 TSU 45-6

1961 JSU, 12-6

1993 TTU, 24-21 at Nashville

1966 TSU 29-0

1962 JSU, 36-0

1994 TTU, 28-20 Nov. 5 at Cookeville, Tenn.

1967 TSU 32-8

1975 JSU, 43-0

1995 TTU, 28-24 Nov. 4 at Nashville

1968 FAMU 32-13

1976 TSU, 23-20

1996 TTU, 21-19 Nov. 9 at Cookeville, Tenn.

1969 TSU 33-20

1977 TSU, 17-7

1997 TSU, 28-21 Nov. 8 at Nashville

1970 TSU 21-10

1978 JSU, 35-24

1998 TSU, 42-21 Nov. 7 at Cookeville, Tenn.

1971 TSU 50-8

1979 JSU, 27-21 Sept. 8 at Jackson, Miss.

1999 TSU, 25-19 Nov. 6 at Nashville

1972 TSU 44-25

1980 TSU, 20-0

2000 TTU, 56-23 Nov. 2 at Cookeville, Tenn.

1973 TSU 45-0

1981 JSU, 31-23

2001 TTU, 63-13 Nov. 10 at Cookeville, Tenn.

1974 TSU 17-14

1982 TSU, 21-0

2002 TTU, 20-14 Nov. 16 at Nashville

1975 FAMU 20-0

1983 JSU, 35-31

2003 TSU, 27-23 Oct. 11 at Cookeville, Tenn.

1976 TSU 21-3

1984 TSU, 34-14 Sept. 8 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

2005 TSU, 31-20 Oct. 13 at Cookeville, Tenn.

1977 FAMU 31-28

1985 TSU, 44-31 Sept. 14 at Jackson, Miss.

2006 TSU, 30-20 Oct. 14 at Nashville

1978 TSU 24-21

1986 TSU, 20-10 Sept. 13 at Nashville

2007 TSU, 45-28 Oct. 11 at Cookeville, Tenn.

1979 TSU 20-3 Oct. 20 at Nashville (Vanderbilt)

1986 TSU, 32-23 Dec. 6 at Jackson, Miss. (Playoffs)

2008 TSU, 41-14 Nov. 1 at Nashville

1983 TSU 23-13 at Tallahassee, Fla.

1987 TIE, 17-17 Sept. 12 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

2009 TTU, 20-13 Oct. 31 at Cookeville, Tenn.

1984 TSU 41-20 Sept. 21 at Nashville (Vanderbilt)

1988 TIE, 26-26 Sept. 10 at Nashville

2010 TTU, 21-10 Oct. 23 at Nashville

1985 TSU 12-0 Sept. 28 at Tallahassee, Fla.

1989 JSU, 33-7 Sept. 9 at Jackson, Miss.

2011 TSU, 42-40 Oct. 15 at Cookeville, Tenn.

1986 TSU 34-12 Sept. 27 at Nashville

1990 TSU, 23-14 Sept. 8 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

2012 TSU, 22-21 Oct. 27 at Nashville

1987 TSU 21-16 Sept. 26 at Tallahassee, Fla.

1991 JSU, 41-19 Sept. 14 at Birmingham, Ala. (Legion Field)

1988 FAMU 23-6 Sept. 24 at Nashville (Vanderbilt)

1992 JSU, 38-18 Sept. 9 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

1989 FAMU 21-9 Sept. 23 at Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Classic)

1993 JSU, 24-18

1990 TSU 20-16 Sept. 22 at Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta Classic)

1994 JSU, 31-12 Sept. 10 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

1944 TSU 19-7 1945 FAMU 20-18 1956 TSU 41-39 at Miami, Fla. (Orange Bowl) 1962 FAMU 20-0

At Nashville: TSU leads 9-4 At Cookeville: TSU leads 7-6

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Series Record vs. 2013 Opponents 1996 SEMO, 24-21 Nov. 23 at Nashville

2000 TSU, 33-6 Oct. 14 at Nashville

1997 TSU, 32-27 Nov. 22 at Cape Girardeau, Mo.

2001 TSU, 55-7 Oct. 20 at Nashville

1998 TSU, 38-7 Oct. 17 at Cape Girardeau, Mo.

2002 TSU, 26-8 Oct. 26 at Nashville

1999 TSU, 35-28 Nov. 20 at Cape Girardeau, Mo.

2003 TSU, 41-10 Sept. 27 at Nashville

2000 TSU, 51-33 Nov. 18 as Nashville

2004 TSU, 27-13 Sept. 9 at Martin, Tenn.

2001 TSU, 20-14 Sept. 29 at Nashville

2005 UTM, 42-20 Sept. 17 at Martin, Tenn.

2002 SEMO, 49-24 Oct. 5 at Cape Girardeau, Mo.

2007 UTM, 43-38 Nov. 17 at Nashville

2003 SEMO, 52-35 Nov. 8 at Cape Girardeau, Mo.

2008 TSU, 30-27 OT Oct. 4 at Martin, Tenn.

2004 TSU, 38-36 Nov. 6 at Nashville

2009 UTM, 28-7 Nov. 7 at Nashville

2005 SEMO, 32-24 Nov. 12 at Cape Girardeau, Mo.

2010 UTM, 37-0 Nov. 13 at Martin, Tenn.

TSU leads 25-5

2006 TSU, 31-0 Nov. 11 at Nashville

2011 TSU, 35-30 Nov. 12 at Nashville

2008 SEMO, 27-20 OT Oct. 25 at Cape Girardeau, Mo.

1951 CSU, 13-7

2012 UTM, 35-26 Nov. 17 at Martin, Tenn.

2009 TSU, 23-17 Oct. 3 at Nashville

1952 TSU, 35-0

At Nashville: TSU leads 10-2

2010 SEMO, 19-17 Oct. 9 at Cape Girardeau, Mo.

1953 TSU, 31-6

At Martin: TSU leads 4-6

2011 TSU, 55-3 Oct. 8 at Nashville

Central State

1954 TSU, 40-0 1955 TSU, 52-12

2012 TSU, 14-13 Oct. 13 at Cape Girardeau, Mo.

1956 TSU, 32-6

At Nashville: TSU leads 7-2

1957 TSU, 45-7

At Florida: SEMO leads 4-8

1958 TSU, 20-6 1959 TSU, 14-0 1960 TSU, 28-12 1961 TSU, 28-13

Eastern Illinois

1962 CSU, 26-6

EIU leads 8-7

1963 TSU, 16-7

1982 TSU, 20-19 Dec. 4 at Nashville (I-AA Playoffs)

1964 TSU, 61-8 1965 TSU, 46-12 1971 TSU, 61-0

Jacksonville State

1998 TSU, 27-21 Oct. 31 at Charleston, Ill. 1999 TSU, 43-25 Oct. 9 at Nashville

JSU leads 7-1

2000 EIU, 33-19 Oct. 17 at Charleston, Ill.

1973 TSU, 45-7

2003 JSU, 52-35 Oct. 18 at Nashville

2001 EIU, 54-48 Oct. 20 at Nashville

1974 TSU, 44-12

2004 JSU, 49-35 Oct. 16 at Jacksonville, Ala.

2002 EIU, 26-8 Nov. 2 at Nashville

1975 TSU, 21-9

2005 JSU, 33-3 Oct. 22 at Nashville

2003 TSU, 24-14 Nov. 1 at Nashville

1976 CSU, 24-18

2006 TSU, 38-31 Oct. 21 at Jacksonville, Ala.

2004 EIU, 34-24 Oct. 30 at Charleston, Ill.

1977 TSU, 17-0

2008 JSU, 26-21 Nov. 15 at Jacksonville, Ala.

2005 EIU, 27-3 Nov. 5 at Nashville

1978 TSU, 13-11

2010 JSU, 24-0 Oct. 16 at Jacksonville, Ala.

2006 EIU 29-3 Nov. 4 at Charleston, Ill.

1979 TSU, 40-8 Sept. 29 at Nashville

2011 JSU, 38-16 Nov. 19 at Nashville

2007 EIU, 38-35 Oct. 27 at Nashville

1980 TSU, 30-8

2012 JSU, 31-28 OT Oct. 20 at Jacksonville, Ala.

1981 TSU, 43-0

At Nashville: TSU leads 0-3

1982 TSU, 34-0 Sept. 18

At Jacksonvile: JSU leads 1-4

1972 TSU, 41-0

1987 CSU, 31-28 Oct. 4 at Indianapolis, Ind. (Hoosier Dome)

UT Martin TSU leads 14-8

1976 UTM, 26-21 Nov. 6 at Martin, Tenn. 1977 TSU, 55-7 Nov. 5 at Nashville 1992 TSU, 23-15 Oct. 17 at Nashville

1991 SEMO, 37-34 Oct. 19 at Cape Girardeau, Mo. 1992 TSU, 37-27 Nov. 21 at Nashville 1993 SEMO, 14-13 at Cape Girardeau, Mo. 1994 SEMO, 17-12 Nov. 19 at Nashville 1995 SEMO, 41-24 Nov. 18 at Cape Girardeau, Mo.

2010 EIU, 31-28 Nov. 6 at Nashville 2011 TSU, 18-17 Nov. 5 at Charleston, Ill. At Charleston: Tied leads 3-3

1990 CSU, 35-14 Sept. 29 at Louisville, Ky. (Cardinal Stadium)

TSU leads 11-10

2009 TSU, 21-10 Nov. 19 at Charleston, Ill.

At Nashville: EIU leads 5-4

1989 TSU, 14-13 Sept. 15 at Cleveland, Ohio (Cleveland Stadium)

Southeast Missouri State

2008 TSU, 45-24 Nov. 8 at Nashville

1993 UTM, 21-14 Oct. 23 at Martin, Tenn. 1994 TSU, 20-3 Oct. 22 at Nashville 1995 UTM, 28-7 Oct. 14 at Martin, Tenn. 1996 TSU, 37-14 Oct. 19 at Nashville 1997 TSU, 27-20 Oct. 25 at Martin, Tenn. 1998 TSU, 76-0 Oct. 24 at Nashville 1999 TSU, 43-7 Oct. 16 as Martin, Tenn.

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Series Record vs. 2013 Opponents

Eastern Kentucky

Austin Peay

Murray State

1982 EKU, 13-7 Nov. 6 at Nashville (I-AA Playoffs)

1988 APU, 16-12 Nov. 5 at Clarksville, Tenn.

1988 MSU, 22-7 Oct. 15 at Murray, Ky.

1988 EKU, 10-0 Oct. 1 at Richmond, Ky.

1989 TSU, 38-10 Nov. 4 at Nashville

1989 MSU, 27-24 Oct. 14 at Memphis (Liberty Bowl)

1989 EKU, 21-9 Sept. 30 at Nashville

1990 TSU, 33-7 Oct. 6 at Clarksville, Tenn.

1990 TSU, 23-17 Oct. 27 at Murray, Ky.

1990 EKU, 55-17 Oct. 20 at Richmond, Ky.

1991 APU, 31-17 Oct. 26 at Clarksville, Tenn.

1991 TSU, 28-7 Oct. 5 at Nashville

1991 EKU, 27-20 Nov. 2 at Nashville

1992 TSU, 35-14 Oct. 24 at Nashville

1992 TSU, 19-10 Nov. 14 at Murray, Ky.

1992 EKU, 49-28 Oct. 31 at Richmond, Ky.

1993 TSU, 21-16 at Clarksville, Tenn.

1993 TSU, 26-13 Nov. 13 at Nashville

1993 EKU, 52-13 Oct. 9 at Louisville, Ky.

1994 TSU, 26-22 Oct. 15 at Nashville

1994 TSU, 24-21 Nov. 12 at Murray, Ky.

1994 EKU, 28-17 Oct. 8 at Richmond, Ky.

1995 APU, 28-6 Oct. 21 at Clarksville, Tenn.

1995 MSU, 24-19 Nov. 11 at Nashville

1995 EKU, 56-20 Oct. 28 at Nashville

1996 TSU, 38-14 Oct. 26 at Nashville

1996 MSU, 50-14 Nov. 16 at Murray, Ky.

1996 EKU, 30-10 Nov. 2 at Richmond, Ky.

2007 TSU, 33-32 OT Sept. 15 at Clarksville, Tenn.

1997 MSU, 13-7 Nov. 15 at Nashville

1997 EKU, 49-7 Oct. 11 at Nashville

2008 TSU, 37-34 Oct. 18 at Nashville

1998 TSU, 46-44 Nov. 14 at Murray, Ky.

1998 TSU, 31-21 Oct. 10 Richmond, Ky.

2009 APU, 24-21 Nov. 14 at Clarksville, Tenn.

1999 TSU, 42-41 Nov. 13 at Nashville

1999 TSU, 33-28 Oct. 10 at Nashville

2010 APU, 26-23 Sept. 18 at Nashville

2000 MSU, 62-40 Nov. 11 at Murray, Ky.

2000 EKU, 28-0 Oct. 26 at Richmond, Ky.

2011 APU, 37-34 Oct. 1 at Cookeville, Tenn.

2001 TSU, 38-25 Nov. 3 at Nashville

2001 EKU, 13-0 Nov. 17 at Richmond, Ky.

2012 TSU, 34-14 Sept. 15 at Nashville

2002 MSU, 51-27 Nov. 9 at Murray, Ky.

2002 EKU, 45-20 Nov. 21 at Nashville

At Nashville: TSU leads 6-1

2003 TSU, 35-10 Nov. 22 at Murray, Ky.

2003 EKU, 43-38 Nov. 15 at Nashville

At Cookeville: APSU leads 3-5

2004 MSU, 30-20 Nov. 20 at Nashville

EKU leads 20-5

TSU leads 9-6

MSU leads 12-11

2004 EKU, 29-14 Nov. 13 at Richmond, Ky.

2006 TSU, 25-15 Sept. 9 at Nashville

2005 EKU, 40-0 Nov. 19 at Nashville

2007 TSU, 42-28 Nov. 3 at Nashville

2006 EKU, 20-3 Nov. 18 at Richmond, Ky.

2008 MSU, 24-17 Nov. 22 at Murray, Ky.

2007 EKU, 49-7 Oct. 20 at Richmond, Ky.

2009 MSU, 9-6 Oct. 17 at Nashville

2008 TSU, 34-20 Sept. 20 at Nashville

2010 MSU, 28-23 Nov. 20 at Murray, Ky.

2009 TSU, 20-17 Oct. 10 at Richmond, Ky.

2011 MSU, 58-27 Sept. 17 at Murray, Ky.

2011 EKU, 33-22 Oct. 22 at Richmond, Ky.

2012 MSU, 49-28 Nov. 3 at Murray, Ky.

2012 TSU, 23-20 Oct. 6 at Nashville

At Nashville: TSU leads 6-4

At Nashville: EKU leads 8-3

At Murray: MSU leads 8-5 At Memphis: MSU leads 1-0

At Richmond: EKU leads 11-2 At Louisville: EKU leads 1-0

TSU

Individual Records - Passing

Single Game Passing Yards 1. 491, Leon Murray at Murray State (11/14/98) 2. 484, Gilbert Renfroe vs. District of Columbia (11/5/83) 3. 467, James Wade at Southeast Missouri (10/19/91) 4. 451, Kenton Evans at Murray State (11/11/00) 5. 445, Leon Murray at Middle Tennessee State (9/5/98) 6. 435, Riley Walker vs. Eastern Illinois (11/2/02) 7. 417, Shannon Harris at Eastern Illinois (10/27/01) 8. 413, Chris Perkins at Southeast Missouri (11/20/99) 9. 412, Joe Adams vs. Alabama State (10/18/80) 10. 407, Kenneth Biggles at Alabama A&M (9/17/83)

Single Game Passing Touchdowns

Single Game Completions

1. 7, Shannon Harris vs. Jackson State (11/22/01)

1. 36, Brian Ransom at UT-Chattanooga (11/14/81)

2. 6, Kenneth Biggles vs. Miss. Valley State (11/13/82)

2. 34, Chris Perkins at Southeast Missouri (11/20/99)

T3. 5, Shannon Harris at Eastern Illinois (10/27/01)

3. 32, James Wade at Southeast Missouri (10/19/91)

T3. 5, Leon Murray at UT Martin (10/16/99)

4. 30, Leon Murray at Middle Tennessee State (9/5/98)

T3. 5, Leon Murray vs. Alabama A&M (10/3/98)

5. 29, Shannon Harris at Eastern Illinois (10/27/01)

T3. 5, Stacy Grear at Morgan State (1986)

T6. 28, Michael German at UT Martin (11/17/12)

T7. 4, Antonio Heffner vs. Eastern Illinois (11/8/08)

T6. 28, Leon Murray vs. Murray State (11/14//98)

T7. 4, Kenton Evans vs. Southeast Missouri (11/18/00)

T6. 28, Todd Valentine at Tennessee Tech (11/9/96)

T7. 4, Kenton Evans at Murray State (11/11/00)

T9. 27, Michael German vs. Austin Peay (9/15/12)

T7. 4, Kenton Evans vs. Jackson State (9/16/00)

T9. 27, Shannon Harris vs. Southeast Missouri (09/29/01)

11. 400, Brian Ransom at UT-Chattanooga (11/14/81)

Single Season Passing Yards

Single Season Passing Touchdowns

Single Season Completions

1. 3,182, Brian Ransom, 1981

1. 30, Joe Adams, 1980

1. 221, Brian Ransom, 1981

2. 3,008, Shannon Harris, 2001

T2. 26, Shannon Harris, 2001

2. 215, Michael German, 2012

3. 3,002, Leon Murray, 1998

T2. 26, Joe Adams, 1979

3. 211, Shannon Harris, 2001

4. 2,848, Joe Adams, 2,848

T4. 25, Kenneth Pettiford, 1973

4. 200, Joe Adams, 1980

5. 2,751, Michael German, 2012

T4. 25, Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1971

5. 188, Gilbert Renfroe, 1985

6. 2,742, Antonio Heffner, 2008

T4. 25, Eldridge Dickey, 1966

6. 183, Leon Murray, 1998

7. 2,653, Joe Adams, 1980

7. 24, Kenneth Biggles, 1984

7. 178, Joe Adams, 1979

8. 2,541, James Wade, 1992

T8. 22, Leon Murray, 1998

8. 163, James Wade, 1992

9. 2,492, Gilbert Renfroe, 1985

T8. 22, Brian Ransom, 1981

9. 160, Todd Valentine, 1996

10. 2,476, Joe Adams, 1979

T8. 22, Kenneth Pettiford, 1972

10. 157, Kenneth Biggles, 1984

Career Passing Yards

Career Passing Touchdowns

Career Completions

1. 8,653, Joe Adams, 1977-80

1. 75, Joe Adams, 1977-80

1. 604, Joe Adams, 1977-80

2. 7,207, Leon Murray, 1997-99

2. 67, Eldridge Dickey, 1964-67

2. 460, Leon Murray, 1997-99

3. 6,613, James Wade, 1989-92

3. 57, Kenneth Biggles, 1982-84

3. 430, Eldridge Dickey, 1964-67

4. 6,523, Eldridge Dickey, 1964-67

4. 56, Leon Murray, 1997-99

4. 420, James Wade, 1989-92

5. 5,993, Kenneth Biggles, 1981-84

5. 50, Joe Gilliam Jr., 1969-71

5. 408, Kenneth Biggles, 1981-84

6. 5,556, Gilbert Renfroe, 1982-85

6. 41, James Wade, 1989-92

6. 393, Daryl Williams, 1993-95

7. 5,393, Antonio Heffner, 2006-08

7. 34, Antonio Heffner, 2006-08

7. 370 Gilbert Renfroe, 1982-85

8. 5,213, Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1969-71

8. 33, Daryl Williams, 1993-95

8. 355, Michael German, 2011-Present

9. 4,785, Daryl Williams, 1993-95

9. 32, Bryson Rosser, 2001-05

9. 354, Antonio Heffner, 2006-08

10. 4,650, Michael German, 2011-Present

10. 30, Michael German, 2011-Present

10. 320, Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1968-71 \

Joe Adams is one of the most prolific quarterbacks in TSU history holding the record for career passing yards (8,653), career passing touchdowns (75) and career completions (604).

During Brian Ransom’s historic 1981 season, he set the school record for yards in a season (3,182), completions in a season (221) and completions in a game (36, at UT-Chattanooga).

Leon Murray is the only Tiger to throw for over 400 yards on more than one occasion. He tossed for a school record 491 yards against Murray State on November 14th, 1998.

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Individual Records - Passing

Single Game Attempts

Single Game Interceptions

1. 55, Brian Ransom at UT-Chattanooga (11/14/81)

1. 5, Eldridge Dickey vs. Florida A&M (10/22/66)

2. 54, Leon Murray vs. Murray State (11/14//98)

T2. 3, Michael German vs. Jacksonville State (11/19/11)

3. 51, Chris Perkins at Southeast Missouri (11/20/99)

T2. 3, Richard Hartman vs. Florida A&M (09/24/05)

4. 49, Leon Murray at Middle Tennessee State (9/5/98)

T2. 3, Antonio Heffner at Southeast Mo. State (10/25/08)

5. 48, Shannon Harris at Eastern Kentucky (11/17/01)

T2. 3, Antonio Heffner vs. Alabama A&M (09/01/07)

6. 47, James Wade at Southeast Missouri (10/19/91)

T2. 3, Calvin McNairl vs. Tenn.-Martin (11/17/07)

T7. 46, Shannon Harris vs. Jackson State (11/22/01)

T2. 3, Riley Walker at Alabama A&M (09/06/03)

T7. 46, Todd Valentine at Tennessee Tech (11/9/96)

* As far as records go back

T7. 46, Daryl Williams at Southeast Missouri (11/20/93)

1. 60.9%, Kenneth Biggles, 1984 2. 60.3%, Leon Murray, 1999 3. 60%, Joe Adams, 1980 4. 60%, Michael German, 2012 5. 59.8, Antonio Heffner, 2008 6. 59.1%, Brian Ransom, 1981 7. 57.4%, Daryl Williams, 1993 8. 57.3%, Richard Hartman, 2005 9. 56.1%, Antonio Heffner, 2007

10. 45, Bryson Rosser, vs. Eastern Kentucky (11/05/03)

Single Season Attempts

Single Season Completion Percentage

10. 56%, Michael German, 2011

Single Season Interceptions

Single Game Completion Percentage

1. 395, Gilbert Renfroe, 1985

1. 22, Eldridge Dickey, 1965

2. 382, Shannon Harris, 2001

2. 21, Joe Adams, 1980

3. 374, Brian Ransom, 1981

3. 20, Kenneth Pettiford, 1972

4. 358, Michael German, 2012

4. 19, Kenneth Pettiford, 1973

2. 80.7%, Michael German at Austin Peay, 21-26 (10/01/11)

5. 353, Leon Murray, 1998

T5. 18, Brian Ransom, 1981

3. 79.3%, Antonio Heffner vs. Southern, 23-29 (09/06/08)

6. 343, Joe Adams, 1979

T5. 18, Eldridge Dickey, 1966

* Minimum 20 attempts

7. 333, Joe Adams, 1980

T7. 17, Joe Adams, 1979

8. 316, Todd Valentine, 1996

T7. 17, Austin Thompson, 1976

9. 308, James Wade, 1992

T9. 16, Chauncey Hines, 1989

10. 290, Stacy Grear, 1992

T9. 16, Joe Adams, 1978 T9. 16, Lonnie Stewart, 1974

Career Attempts

Career Interceptions

1. 84.0%, Kenneth Biggles vs. Florida A&M, 21-25 (11/21/84)

Longest Passing Play 1. 99, Riley Walker to Fred Burnette, at Jacksonville State (10/6/04, TD) 2. 93, Joe Gilliam, Jr. to Joe Sweet vs. Bishop (11/22/69, TD) 3. 89, Jeremy Perry to Calvin McNairl at Eastern Kentucky (10/22/11, TD)

1. 1,100, Joe Adams, 1977-80

1. 66, Joe Adams, 1977-80

4. 88, Joe Gilliam to David Davis vs. Grambling (10/10/70, TD)

2. 841, Leon Murray, 1997-99

2. 59, Eldridge Dickey, 1964-67

5. 85, Leon Murray to Corey Sullivan vs. Florida A&M (9/26/98, TD)

3. 805, Eldridge Dickey, 1964-67

3. 40, Ken Pettiford, 1970-73

4. 714, Ken Biggles, 1982-84

4. 37, Daryl Williams, 1993-95

6. 83, Leon Murray to Tyrone Butterfield at Southeast Missouri State (10/17/98. TD)

5. 682, Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1969-71

5. 35, James Wade, 1990-92

7. 82, Riley Walker to Carlos Wright, UT Martin (9/27/03)

6. 619, Antonio Heffner, 2006-08

6. 33, Joe Gilliam, Jr., 1968-71

8. 80, James Wade to Patrick Robinson vs. Tennessee Tech (11/9/91, TD)

7. 608, Michael German, 2011-Present

T7. 32, Antonio Heffner 2006-08

8. 522, Shannon Harris, 2000-01

T7. 32, Austin Thompson, 1975-76

T9. 77, Michael German to Travis James vs. UT Martin (11/12/11, TD)

9. 521, Ken Pettiford, 1970-73

9. 30, Kenneth Biggles, 1982-84

T9. 77, Julius Hall to C.J. Johnson at Tennessee Tech (11/2/00)

10. 452, Bryson Rosser, 2001-05

10. 29, Leon Murray, 1997-99

T9. 77, Leon Murray to Tyrone Butterfield at Murray State (11/14/98, TD)

Despite having played only two seasons thus far, Michael German finds himself in the Top 10 in numerous categories. German has a chance to rewrite the record book before he is done at TSU.

Eldridge Dickey became the first African-American quarterback to ever get drafted by an AFL or NFL team. The Oakland Raiders used their first round pick on Dickey who had been an All-American his last two seasons.

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Individual Records - Rushing

Single Game Rushing Yards

Single Game Rushing Touchdowns

Single Game Rushing Attempts

1. 285, Charles Anthony vs. Samford (10/23/04)

1. 5, Charles Thomas vs. Central State (11/20/71)

1. 43, Trabis Ward at Southeast Missouri State (10/13/12)

2. 267, Trabis Ward at Southeast Missouri (10/13/12)

T2. 4, Trabis Ward at Southeast Missouri (10/13/12)

T2. 38, Charles Anthony at Murray State (11/22/03)

3. 248, Charles Anthony vs. Southeast Missouri (11/6/04)

T2. 4, Javarris Williams vs. Tennessee Martin (11/17/07)

T2. 38, Darron Davis vs. Austin Peay (10/16/93)

T4. 233, Preston Brown vs. Florida A&M (9/25/10)

T4. 3, Trabis Ward vs. Jackson State (9/8/12)

4. 37, Trabis Ward at Murray State (11/3/12)

T4. 233, Darron Davis at Austin Peay (10/16/93)

T4. 3, Javarris Williams vs. Austin Peay (10/18/08)

5. 35, Javarris Williams vs. Samford (10/28/06)

6. 230, Lee Derrick vs. Bluefield State (11/25/54)

T4. 3, Javarris Williams vs. Murray State (11/3/07)

T6. 33, Preston Brown vs. Jackson State (9/11/10)

7. 229, Javarris Williams vs. Florida A&M (9/30/06)

T4. 3, Antonio Heffner vs. Samford (10/28/06)

T6. 33, Javarris Williams vs. Florida A&M (9/30/06)

8. 218, Preston Brown vs. Jackson State (9/11/10)

T4. 3, Javarris Williams vs. Jackson State (9/16/06)

8. 31, Javarris Williams at Tennessee Tech (10/13/05)

9. 213, Amariah Robb (11/10/99)

T9. 30, Javarris Williams vs. Austin Peay (10/18/08)

10. 203, Charles Middlebrooks (11/5/77)

T9. 30, Javarris Williams at Southeast Missouri (10/11/08)

Single Season Rushing Yards

Single Season Rushing Touchdowns

1. 1,739, Charles Anthony 2004

1. 17, Fay Mitchell, 1956

2. 1,708, Charles Anthony, 2003

2. 16, Javarris Williams, 2008

3. 1,422, Trabis Ward, 2012

3. 15, Trabis Ward, 2012

4. 1,233, Javarris Williams 2006

4. 14, Charles Anthony, 2004

5. 1,187, Javarris Williams, 2007

5. 13, Charles Anthony, 2003

6. 1,101, Darron Davis, 1994

T6. 12, Donnell Brantley, 1999

7. 1,037 Javarris Williams, 2008

T6. 12, Javarris Williams, 2007

8. 978, Trabis Ward, 2011

T8. 11, Trabis Ward, 2011

9. 882, Charles Anthony, 2002

T8. 11, Javarris Williams, 2006

10. 872, Javarris Williams, 2005

T8. 11, Larry Kinnebrew, 1982 T8. 11, Alfred Reese, 1972

Career Rushing Yards

Career Rushing Touchdowns

Single Season Rushing Attempts 1. 322, Charles Anthony, 2003 2. 309, Trabis Ward, 2012 3. 306, Charles Anthony, 2004 4. 245, Javarris Williams, 2006 5. 234, Darron Davis, 1994 6. 207, Javarris Williams, 2008 7. 202, Javarris Williams, 2005 8. 195, Javarris Williams, 2007 9. 193, Trabis Ward, 2011 10. 184, Darron Davis, 1992

Career Rushing Attempts

1. 5,057, Charles Anthony, 2001-04

1. 42, Javarris Williams, 2005-08

1. 910, Charles Anthony, 2001-04

2. 4,329, Javarris Williams, 2005-08

2. 41, Charles Anthony, 2001-04

2. 849, Javarris Williams, 2005-08

3. 2,844, Darron Davis, 1991-94

3. 29, Trabis Ward, 2009-12

3. 600, Darron Davis, 1991-94

4. 2,582, Trabis Ward, 2009-12

4. 28, Fay Mitchell, 1955-57

4. 564, Trabis Ward, 2009-12

5. 2,149, Dante Thomas, 2008-11

5. 25, Darron Davis, 1991-94

5. 466, Dante Thomas, 2008-11

6. 1,973, Eugene Bowen, 1963-66

6. 24, Alfred Reese, 1970-72

6. 297, Steve Griffin, 1983-86

7. 1,793, Eugene Bowens, 1963-66

7. 24, Larry Kinnebrew, 1978-82

7. 294, Melvin Waters, 1987-90

8. 1,673, Larry Kinnebrew, 1978-82

8. 22, Henry Arnold, 1959-61

8. 289, Antonio Heffner, 2006-08

9. 1,655, Nathaniel Simpson, 1973-76

9. 17, Dante Thomas, 2008-11

9. 285, Preston Brown, 2008-10

10. 1,641, Lee Derricks, 1953-55

10. 17, Marlon Johnson, 1982-85

The greatest running back in TSU history, Charles Anthony rushed for a school record 5,057 yards from 2001-2004. He also set the TSU record for most rushing yards in a game with 285 vs. Samford on Oct. 23rd, 2004.

Nobody has more rushing touchdowns in TSU history than Javarris Williams. Over his four year career, Williams found the endzone 42 times. He was also named OVC Player of the Year in 2008 when he had 16 scores.

Trabis Ward had one of the greatest single game performances in TSU history at Southeast Missouri State on Oct. 13th, 2012. The junior ran for 267 yards and four touchdowns while carrying the ball a school record 43 times.

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Individual Records - Receiving

Single Game Receiving Yards

Single Game Receptions

Single Game Touchdowns

1. 249, Tyrone Butterfield at Murray State, (11/14/98)

1. 13, Tyrone Butterfield at Southeast Missouri (1/22/97)

T1. 4, Golden Tate vs. North Carolina A&T (11/19/83)

2. 245, C.J. Johnson, vs. Eastern Illinois, (11/2/02)

T2. 12, Tyrone Butterfield at Middle Tennessee State (9/5/08)

T1. 4, Mike Jones vs. Mississippi Valley State (11/13/82)

3. 242, Golden Tate at Florida A&M, (9/24/83)

T2. 12, Lawrence Segree vs. South Carolina State (9/30/95)

T1. 4, Mike Jones vs. North Carolina A&T (11/15/80)

4. 240, Tyrone Butterfield at Southeast Missouri (11/22/97)

T2. 12, Lawrence Segree vs. Southeast Missouri (11/19/94)

T4. 3, Brandon Belvin, Eastern Illinois (11/08/08)

5. 231, C.J. Johnson at Tennessee Tech (11/2/00)

T2. 12, Frank Pillow vs. Central State (10/3/87)

T4. 3, C.J. Johnson at Samford (10/25/03)

6. 213, Corey Sullivan vs. Florida A&M (9/26/98)

T2. 12, Golden Tate at Florida A&M (9/24/83)

7. 206, Golden Tate at Southern (10/29/83)

T2. 12, Mike Jones vs. UT-Chattanooga (11/14/81)

8. 204, C.J. Johnson, Eastern Kentucky (11/15/03)

T8. 11, JaJuan Spillman at Murray State (11/22/08)

9. 202, Frank Pillow vs. Central State (10/3/87)

T8. 11, Clarence Jones at Tennessee Tech (11/5/94)

T10. 193, Marcus Dowdell at Austin Peay (10/6/90)

T10. 10, C.J. Johnson, Eastern Kentucky (11/15/03)

T10. 193, John Robinson vs. Muskingum (12/10/66)

T10. 10, C.J. Johnson, at Eastern Illinois (10/27/01) T10. 10, Patrick Robinson at Austin Peay (10/26/91)

Single Season Receiving Yards

Single Season Receptions

Single Season Touchdowns 1. 15, Mike Jones, 1982

1. 1,307, Golden Tate, 1983

T1. 72, Tyrone Butterfield, 1998

T2. 13, Golden Tate, 1980

2. 1,129, Tyrone Butterfield, 1998

T1. 72, Juan Hall, 1996

T2. 13, Golden Tate, 1983

3. 1,106, C. J. Johnson, 2003

3. 66, Corey Sullivan, 1999

4. 12, Barry Collins, 1984

4. 1,053, Tyrone Butterfield, 1997

4. 65, Lawrence Segree, 1993

T5. 11, C.J. Johnson, 2003

5. 1,034, C.J. Johnson, 2002

5. 63, Golden Tate, 1983

T5. 11, Tyrone Butterfield, 1998

6. 1,021, Juan Hall, 1996

6. 62, Corey Sullivan, 1999

T5. 11, John Holland, 1973

7. 979, Mike Jones, 1982

T7. 59, Tyrone Butterfield, 1997

T8. 9, C.J. Johnson, 2002

8. 934, Mike Jones, 1980

T7. 59, Barry Collins, 1984

T8. 9, Leon Jamison, 1954

9. 923, Corey Sullivan, 1998

9. 57, C.J. Johnson, 2003

T10. 8, Brandon Belvin, 2008

10. 910, C.J. Johnson, 2001

T10. 55, Travis James, 2012

T10. 8, Julius Hull, 2000

T10. 55, Mike Jones, 1980

T10. 8, Avion Black, 1999

Career Receiving Yards

Career Receptions

Career Touchdowns 1. 42, Mike Jones, 1979-82

1. 3,903, C.J. Johnson, 2000-03

1. 197, Mike Jones, 1979-82

2. 32, C.J. Johnson, 2000-03

2. 3,571, Mike Jones, 1979-82

2. 194, C.J. Johnson, 2000-03

3. 27, Golden Tate, 1980-83

3. 3,100, Golden Tate, 1980-83

3. 162, Golden Tate, 1980-83

4. 26, Larry Dorsey, 1972-75

4. 2,487, Corey Sullivan, 1996-99

4. 160, Lawrence Segree, 1992-95

5. 22, John Holland, 1970-73

5. 2,439, Patrick Robinson, 1989-92

5. 145, Corey Sullivan, 1996-99

6. 20, Johnnie Robinson, 1964-66

6. 2,182, Tyrone Butterfield, 1997-98

6. 140, Patrick Robinson, 1989-92

7. 19, Patrick Robinson, 1989-92

7. 2,155, Chris Johnson, 2004-08

7. 131, Tyrone Butterfield, 1997-98

8. 18, Tyrone Butterfield, 1997-98

8. 2,102, Lawrence Segree, 1992-95

8. 127, Chris Johnson, 2004-08

T9. 17, Leon Jamison, 1954-57

9. 1,702, Johnnie Robinson, 1964-65

9. 119, Travis James, 2009-12

T9. 17, James Thaxton, 1969-72

10. 1,698, Travis James, 2009-12

10. 113, Ron Jackson, 2000-03

T9. 17, Corey Sullivan, 1996-99

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 and is second all-time with 194 catches.

Tyrone Butterfield only played two seasons at TSU, but finished sixth all-time with 2,182 yards and seventh with 131 receptions. He also set a school record with 249 receving yards at Murray State on Nov. 14th, 1998.

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.

Individual Records - Scoring and Kicking

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Single Game Points

Single Season Touchdowns

Single Game PAT Attempts

1. 30, Charlie Thomas vs. Central State (11/20/71)

1. 17, Fay Mitchell, 1966

1. 11, Roy Meneese vs. Kentucky State (11/24/66)

T2. 24, Trabis Ward at Southeast Missouri State (10/13/12)

2. 16, Javarris Williams, 2008

2. 8, Joey Hudak vs. Jackson State (11/22/01)

T2. 24, Javarris Williams vs. Tenn.-Martin (11/17/07)

3. 15, Trabis Ward, 2012

T3. 7, Joey Hudak, Tenn.-Martin (10/20/01)

T2. 24, Golden Tate vs. North Carolina A&T (11/19/83)

4. 14, Charles Anthony, 2004

T3. 7, Jamin Godfrey, Southeast Missouri (10/08/11)

T2. 24, Mike Jones vs. Mississippi Valley State (11/13/82)

5. 13, Charles Anthony, 2003

5. 6, (7 times)

T2. 24, Mike Jones vs. North Carolina A&T (11/15/80)

T6. 12, Javarris Williams, 2007

T7. 18, Trabis Ward vs. Jackson State (9/8/12)

T6. 12, Donnell Brantley, 1999

T7. 18, Brandon Belvin vs. Eastern Illinois (11/08/08)

T8. 11, Trabis Ward, 2011

T7. 18, Javarris Williams vs. Austin Peay (10/18/08)

T8. 11, Javarris Williams, 2006

T7. 18, Javarris Williams vs. Murray State (11/03/07)

T8. 11, Larry Kinnebrew, 1982

T7. 18, Antonio Heffner vs. Samford (10/28/06)

T8. 11, Alfred Reese, 1972

T7. 18, Javarris Williams vs. Jackson State (9/16/06)

T7. 18, Charles Anthony vs. South Carolina State (8/30/03)

T7. 18, Marvin Jones vs. Jackson State (11/22/01) T7. 18, KaRon Key vs. UT Martin (10/20/01)

T1. 112, Alfred Reese, 1972 T1. 112, Alfred Reese, 1970 3. 102, Fay Mitchell, 1966 4. 98, Javarris Williams, 2008 T5. 96, Charles Anthony, 2004

Career Touchdowns

T8. 90, Mike Jones, 1982

3. 47, Carlos Jones, 1983

6. 40, Buck Billings, 1998 7. 39, Jamin Godfrey, 2011

T1. 42, Javarris Williams, 2005-08 T1. 42, Mike Jones, 1979-82 4. 32, C.J. Johnson, 2000-03 T5. 28, Larry Dorsey, 1972-75 5. 28, Fay Mitchell, 1955-57 7. 27, Golden Tate, 1980-83 T8. 26, Trabis Ward, 2009-12 T8. 26, Larry Dorsey, 1972-75

Career PAT Attempts 1. 151, Larry Watkins, 1978-81 2. 150, Carlos Jones, 1982-84 3. 128, Eric Benson, 2005-08 4. 121, Joey Hudak (105-114) 2001-04 5. 99, Jamin Godfrey, 2010-Present

10. 26, Larry Kinnebrew, 1978-82

Single Game PAT’s Made

T5. 96, Javarris Williams, 2008 7. 92, Charles Anthony, 2003

2. 48, Joey Hudak, 2001

T4. 46, Seth Goodowens, 1999

3. 41, Charles Anthony, 2001-04

Single Season Points

1. 53, Carlos Jones, 1984

T4. 46, Eric Benson, 2008

T7. 18, C.J. Johnson at Samford (10/25/03) T7. 18, Charles Anthony vs. UT-Martin (9/27/03)

Single Season PAT Attempts

Single Game Scoring Kicking

T8. 90, Trabis Ward, 2012

T1. 16, Jamin Godfrey vs. Tennessee Tech (10/27/12)

10. 87, Eric Benson, 2008

T1. 16, Joey Hudak vs. Jackson State, (11/22/01) T3. 13, Jamin Godfrey vs. Southeast Missouri (10/8/11)

1. 9, Roy Meneese vs. Kentucky State (11/24/66) T2. 7, Jamin Godfrey vs. Southeast Missouri (10/08/11) T2. 7, Joey Hudak, vs. Jackson State (11/22/01) 4. 6, (6 times)

T3. 13, Eric Benson vs. Austin Peay, (10/18/08)

Career Points

T5. 11, Jamin Godfrey vs. Florida A&M (10/25/10) T5. 11, Eric Benson vs. Jackson State, (09/13/08)

1. 306, Alfred Reese, 1969-72 2. 264, Javarris Williams 2005-08 3. 258, Mike Jones, 1979-82

1. 50, Carlos Jones, 1984

Single Season Scoring Kicking

4. 252, Charles Anthony, 2001-04

1. 87, Eric Benson (45 PAT, 14 FG), 2008

5. 232, Eric Benson, 2005-08

2. 85, Jamin Godfrey, 2011

6. 214, Jamin Godfrey, 2010-Present

3. 81, Jamin Godfrey, 2012

7. 198, Larry Watkins, 1978-81

4. 72, Joey Hudak, (42 PAT, 10 FG), 2001

8. 192, C.J. Johnson, 2000-03

5. 68, Seth Goodowens, 1999

9. 172, Carlos Jones, 1982-84 T10. 168, Larry Dorsey, 1972-75 T10. 168, Fay Mitchell, 1955-57

Career Scoring Kicking 1. 232, Eric Benson, (118 PAT, 38 FG), 2005-08 2. 214, Jamin Godfrey, (91 PAT, 41 FG), 2010-Present

Single Game Touchdowns

3. 198, Larry Watkins, 1978-81 4. 172, Carlos Jones, 1982-1984

1. 5, Charles Thomas vs. Central State (11/20/71)

5. 150, Joey Hudak, (105 PAT, 20 FG), 2001-04

T2. 4, Trabis Ward at Southeast Missouri (10/13/12)

6. 120, Seth Goodowens, (60 PAT, 20 FG), 1999-00

T2. 4, Javarris Williams vs. Tennessee Martin (11/17/07) T1. 4, Golden Tate vs. North Carolina A&T (11/19/83) T1. 4, Mike Jones vs. Mississippi Valley State (11/13/82) T1. 4, Mike Jones vs. North Carolina A&T (11/15/80)

Single Season PAT’s Made 2. 45, Eric Benson, 2008 T3. 42, Joey Hudak, 2001 T3. 42, Carlos Jones, 1983 5. 37, Jamin Godfrey, 2011

Career PAT’s Made 1. 136, Carlos Jones, 1982-84 2. 123, Larry Watkins, 1978-81 3. 118, Eric Benson, 2005-08 4. 105, Joey Hudak, 2001-04 5. 91, Jamin Godfrey, 2010-Present 6. 87, James Matthews, 1971-74

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Individual Records - Kicking and Punting

Single Game FG Attempts 1. 5, Jamin Godfrey vs. Tennessee Tech (10/27/12) 2. 4, J.J. Flournoy at Austin Peay (10/06/90) 3. 3, (8 times)

Best FG Percentage in a Season 10-for-11, J.J. Flournoy, 1990 (Minimum, 10 attempts)

Best FG Percentage in a Season 13-for-18, Larry Watkins, 1979 (Minimum, 15 attempts)

Single Season FG Attempts T1. 24, Jamin Godfrey, 2011 T1. 24, Seth Goodowens, 1999 3. 19, Eric Benson, 2008 4. 18, Larry Watkins, 1979

Career FG Attempts

Longest Punt 1. 74, Ashley Johnson vs. Tennessee Tech (11/8/97) 2. 73, Matt Moseley at Eastern Kentucky (10/22/11) 3. 70, Ashley Johnson at Western Kentucky (10/23/99) T4. 69, Matt Moseley at Murray State (09/17/11) T4. 69, Colin Godfrey vs. Tennessee Tech (11/3/90)

Best FG Percentage in a Career

T6. 66, Clifford Green at Austin Peay (10/21/95)

15-for-17, J.J. Flournoy, 1989-90 (Minimum, 15 attempts)

T8. 62, Taylor Cisneros, Eastern Illinois (11/08/08)

Best FG Percentage in a Career 25-for-38, Larry Watkins, 1978-81 (Minimum, 25 attempts)

Longest FG Made

T6. 66, Van Overton (1988) T8. 62, Taylor Cisneros, at UT Martin (10/04/08) T8. 62, Matt Moseley, at Eastern Illinois (11/05/11) T8. 62, Taylor Cisneros vs. Eastern Illinois (11/8/08) T8. 62, Taylor Cisneros at UT Martin (10/4/08)

1. 62, Jamin Godfrey, 2010-Present

1. 53, Seth Goodowens vs. Jackson State, 1999

Highest Punting Average in a Game

2. 52, Eric Benson, 2005-08

2. 51, Jamin Godfrey at Eastern Illinois (11/05/11)

2. 49, Joey Hudak, 2001-04

1. 50.8, Matt Moseley, at Eastern Kentucky (10/22/11)

3. 48, Jamin Godfrey at Eastern Kentucky (10/22/11)

3. 39, Seth Goodowens,1999-00

2. 46.0, Taylor Cisneros at Southeast Missouri State (10/9/10)

4. 47, Jamin Godfrey at Murray State (09/17/11)

4. 38, Larry Watkins, 1978-81

3. 45.7, Joey Hudak, at Samford (10/25/03)

T5. 46, Jamin Godfrey vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (9/29/12)

4. 44.8, Taylor Cisneros at Southern (9/19/09)

T5. 46, Jamin Godfrey vs. Eastern Kentucky (10/6/12)

5. 44.7, Joey Hudak at Murray State (11/22/03)

T7. 45, Eric Benson at Samford, 10/29/05

6. 44.5, Joey Hudak, Jacksonville State (10/18/03)

Single Game FG’s Made 1. 5, Jamin Godfrey vs. Tennessee Tech (10/27/12)

T7. 45, Eric Benson at Tenn. Tech (10/11/07)

T2. 4, Jamin Godfrey at Eastern Kentucky (10/22/11) T2. 4, Jamin Godfrey vs. Southern (09/03/11) T2. 4, J.J. Flournoy at Austin Peay (10/06/90)

Most Punts in a Game

5. 3, Eric Benson, Austin Peay (10/18/08)

1. 10, Joey Hudak, Eastern Kentucky (11/15/03)

5. 3, Joey Hudak, vs. Jackson State (11/22/01)

T2. 9, Taylor Cisneros at Eastern Kentucky (10/20/07)

Single Season FG’s Made T1. 16, Jamin Godfrey, 2012

T2. 9, Matt Moseley, at Murray State (09/17/11)

Highest Punting Average in a Season 1. 45.9, Colin Godfrey, 1990 (Minimum, 30 attempts)

Highest Punting Average in a Season 1. 43.0, David Hood, 1985-86 (Minimum, 100 attempts)

Most Punts in a Season

T1. 16, Jamin Godfrey, 2011 3. 14, Eric Benson, 2008

1. 80, Terence Harris, 1987

4. 13, Larry Watkins, 1979

2. 76, Taylor Cisneros, 2009

1. 42.3, Colin Godfrey, 1989-92 (Minimum, 150 attempts)

Most Punting Yards in a Season 1. 3,065, Terence Harris, 1987

3. 73, Joey Hudak, 2004

Career FG’s Made

4. 69, Van Overton, 1988

Most Punting Yards in a Career

5. 63, Colin Godfrey, 1991

1. 41, Jamin Godfrey, 2010-present

1. 9,012, Colin Godfrey, 1989-92

6. 62, David Hood, 1985

2. 38, Eric Benson, 2005-08

2. 8,776, Taylor Cisneros, 2007-10

7. 59, Clifford Green, 1994

3. 26, Joey Hudak, 2001-04

3. 7,772, Clifford Green, 1993-96

8. 59, Joey Hudak, 2003

4. 25, Larry Watkins, 1978-81

9. 58, Thomas Headen, 1982

4. 7,145, Ashley Johnson, 1997-2000

T10. 57, Michael Streiff, 2005 T10. 57, Colin Godfrey, 1990

Most Punts in a Career 1. 230, Taylor Cisneros, 2007-2010 2. 225, Joey Hudak, 2001-04 3. 215, Clifford Green, 1993-96 4. 213, Colin Godfrey, 1989-1992 5. 184, Ashley Johnson, 1997-2000 6. 144, Greg Swinney, (144-4731), 1976-79 7. 131, Thomas Headen, (131-5152)

Jamin Godfrey broke the Tennessee State record for field goals made in a career during the 2012 season. He has also set the single season field goal mark with 16 each of the past two seasons.

Ranked among the Tigers’ best kickers of all time, Seth Goodowens holds the TSU Footballl records in longest field goal made (53) and field goals attempted in a season (24).

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Individual Records - Kickoff and Punt Returns

Most Kickoff Returns in a Game T1. 6, Carlos Wright, at Tenn. Tech (11/10/01) T1. 6, Maurice Young vs. Eastern Kentucky (11/19/05) T1. 6, Travis James vs. Tennessee Tech (10/15/11)

Most Punt Returns in a Game 1. 5, Julian Mallory vs. Florida A&M (9/25/10) 2. 4, (14 players)

Most Punt Returns in a Season

Most Kickoff Returns in a Season

1. 40, Darrell Williams, 1994

T1. 38, Patrick Jenkins, 2002

2. 32, Jarrick Hillery, 1998

T1. 38, Craig Hodge, 1987

3. 31, Herman Hunter, 1984

3. 36, Anthony Owens, 1990 4. 35, Marcus Dowdell, 1991 5. 33, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, 2007 6. 29, Herman Hunter, 1983

Most Kickoff Returns in a Career 1. 99, Herman Hunter, 1981-84

Most Punt Returns in a Career 1. 100, Noland Smith, 1963-66

Most Punt Return Yards in a Game 1. 243, Noland Smith vs. Florida A&M (11/26/63)

2. 72, Carlos Wright, (72-1501), 2000-03 3. 65, Patrick Jenkins (65-1359), 1999-02

Most Kickoff Returns Yards in a Game 1. 262, Herman Hunter vs. Mississippi Valley State, (11/13/82) 2. 171, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Tenn. Martin (11/17/07)

3. 144, JaJuan Spillman, at Alabama A&M (08/03/08)

Most Kickoff Returns Yards in a Season 1. 958, Avion Black, 1999 2. 915, Marcus Dowdell, 1991 3. 806, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, 2007

Most Punt Return Yards in a Season 1. 572, Noland Smith, 1966 2. 445, Darrell Williams, 1994 3. 398, Craig Hodge, 1987 4. 382, Jarrick Hillery, 1998 5. 311, Patrick Jenkins, 1999 6. 285, Ben Robinson, 1986 7. 275, Herman Hunter, 1983 8. 258, Herman Hunter, 1984 9. 240, Chris Johnson, 2007

4. 797, Patrick Jenkins, 2002 5. 750, Craig Hodge, 1987 6. 717, Anthony Owens, 1990 7. 703, Herman Hunter, 1983

Most Kickoff Returns Yards in a Career 1. 2,285, Herman Hunter, 1981-84 2. 1,501, Carlos Wright, 2000-03

Most Punt Return Yards in a Career 1. 1,933, Noland Smith, 1963-66 2. 767, Carlos Wright, (67-767), 2000-03 3. 688, Patrick Jenkins (80-688), 1999-02

Longest Punt Return in a Game 1. 94, Crow Carter vs. West Virginia State, 1951

Highest Kickoff Return Average in a Season

2. 91, Weldon Garlington vs. Southeast Missouri State, (10/08/11)

1. 36.9, Avion Black (26 for 958), 1999

3. 77, Chris Johnson vs. Murray State, (11/03/07)

Highest Kickoff Return Average in a Career 1. 26.5, Tyrone Butterfield, 1997-98 2. 24.3, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, 2004-07 3. 21.29, Julius Hull, 1999-00

Longest Kickoff Return in a Game T1. 100, Jesse Wilburn at Southern, 1957 T1. 100, Avion Black vs. Jackson State, 1999 T1. 100, Avion Black vs. Alabama A&M, 1999 T1. 100, Weldon Garlington at Austin Peay, (10/01/11)

Kickoff Returns in a Season/Career T1. 4, Avion Black, 1999

Punt Return Average in a Season 1. 19.0, Noland Smith, 1965

Punt Return Average in a Career 1. 19.3, Noland Smith, 1963-66

Punt Return Touchdowns in a Season 1. 4, Noland Smith, 1966

Punt Return Touchdowns in a Career 1. 9, Noland Smith, 1963-66

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Individual Records - Defense

Interceptions in a Game

Interception Return Yards in a Career

Tackles For Loss in a Game

1. 5, Donald Pinson, vs. Southwestern Louisiana (11/12/70)

1. 281, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, 2004-07

1. 5.0, Eric Joyce, vs. Florida A&M, (09/22/01)

T2. 3, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie vs. Murray State (9/6/06)

2. 250, Justin Williams, 2002-05

2. 4.5, Jermaine Beal, Alabama A&M (09/01/01)

T2. 3, Justin Williams vs. Eastern Kentucky (11/19/05)

3. 176, Roger Robinson, 1984

T3. 4.0, Larry Williford at Murray State (11/22/08)

4. 145, Ahmed Safeullah, 2002-03

T3. 4.0, Shaun Richardson at Austin Peay (9/15/07)

Interceptions in a Season

5. 139, Mark McCutcheon, 1990 6. 121, Brent Alexander, 1993

1. 14, Craig Gilliam, 1966 T2. 8, Brent Alexander, 1993 T2. 8, Roger Robinson, 1984

Tackles in a Game

Tackles For Loss in a Season T1. 21.0, Jermaine Beale, 2001 T1. 21.0, Lamar Carter, 1996

T4. 6, Steven Godbolt III, 2012

1. 18, Kalvin Baker vs. UT Martin, (11/17/07)

3. 20.0, Paul Thompson, 2003

T4. 6, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, 2006

T2. 17, James Dumervill, at Samford (10/25/03)

T4. 18.0, Jermaine Beale, 2002

T4. 6, Roger Holmes, 1985

T2. 17, Wesley Holmes at UT Martin, (09/17/05)

T4. 18.0, Lamar Carter, 1999

T4. 6, Carl McAfee, 1984

T4. 16, Nick Thrasher at Jacksonville State (10/20/12)

6. 16.5, Larry Floyd, 1999

T7. 5, Justin Williams, 2005

T4. 16, Kalvin Baker vs. Eastern Illinois (10/27/07)

7. 16.0, Michael Holcey, 1994

T7. 5, Deon Giddens, 2002

6. 15, Rico Council at Southeast Missouri State (10/9/10)

T8. 14.5, Shaun Richardson, 2007

T7. 5, Darrell Hinton, 1996 T7. 5, Randy Fuller, 1990

Interceptions in a Career

T8. 14.5, Brent Sterling, 1999

Tackles in a Season 1. 197, Rod Reed, 1987

10. 14.0, Anthony Pleasant, 1988

Tackles For Loss in a Career

1. 19, Granville Lyons, 1971-74

2. 158, Michael Hegman, 1974

2. 14, Craig Gilliam, 1966

3. 152, Elliot Pilton, 1991

1. 37.5, Danny Roberson,1999-01

T3. 11, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, 2004-07

4. 141, Simon Shanks, 1989

2. 34, Paul Thomas, 2003-04

T3. 11, Roger Robinson, 1983-1984

5. 132, Fred Robinson, 1987

3. 31, Jermaine Beale, 1999-01

T5. 10, Justin Williams, 2002-05

6. 115, James Derico, 1984

T5. 10, Darrell Hinton, 1995-1998

7. 113, Ryan Falker, 1995

T7. 9, Deon Giddens, 2002-2003

8. 111, Rod Reed, 1986

T7. 9, Roger Holmes, 1985-1987

T9. 110, Jermaine Beal, 2002

1. 7.0, Joe “Turkey” Jones, vs. Kentucky State (09/03/68)

9. 8, Steven Godbolt III, 2011-Present

T9. 110, Lee Smith Jr., 1987

2. 4.0, Walter Reese, vs. Howard, (10/06/01)

Sacks in a Game

3. 3.5. Lamar Carter, vs. Eastern Kentucky (10/30/99)

Longest Interception Returns

Tackles in a Career

T4. 3.0, Kellen Woodard, vs. Florida A&M, (09/27/08) T4. 3.0, Maurice Davis vs. Southeast Missouri State (11/11/06)

1. 97, Dave Coleman vs. Grambling State (11/6/79)

1. 406, Roderick Reed, 1985-88

2. 93, Garr Holland (1999)

2. 308, Randy Fuller, 1990-1993

T3. 89, Sidney Tarver, Tennessee Tech (10/13/09)

3. 296, Rico Council, 2008-2011

T3. 89, Danny Taylor at Grambling State (10/11/86)

4. 283, Brent Alexander, 1991-1993

1. 19.0, Joe “Turkey” Jones, 1968

5. 85, Ahmed Safeullah vs. Prairie View A&M (9/7/02)

5. 246, Simon Shanks, 1989-1990

2. 14.0, Richard Dent, 1982

6. 78, Marquez Hall, Eastern Illinois, (10/27/07)

6. 210, Elliot Pilton, 1990-1991

3. 13.0, Mike Robinson, 1985

7. 71, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Murray State, (11/03/07)

7. 206, Lee Smith, 1987-1990

T4. 12.0, Paul Thomas, 2003

8. 69, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eastern Illinois, (10/27/07)

8. 204, Eugene Clifford, 2008-2010

T4. 12.0, Lamar Carter, 1996

9. 196, Almonte Duncan, 2003-06

T4. 12.0, Anthony Pleasant, 1988

10. 189, Fred Robinson, 1987-1989

T4. 12.0, Onzy Elam, 1986

Interception Return Yards in a Game

T4. 12.0, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, 1978

1. 98, Justin Williams, Eastern Kentucky, (11/19/05)

9. 10.0, Alex Carter, 1984

T2. 95, James Johnson vs. Alabama A&M (9/15/73) T2. 95, Fay Mitchell vs. Prairie View State (10/56) 4. 93, Garr Holland (1999)

Sacks in a Season

T10. 8.0, Walter Reese, 2001

Solo Tackles in a Season

T10. 8.0, Desmond Scantling, 2000 T10. 8.0, Lamar Carter, 1997

T5. 89, Sidney Tarver, Tennessee Tech (10/13/09)

1. 119, Elliot Pilton, 1991

T5. 89, Danny Taylor at Grambling State (10/11/86)

2. 107, Simon Shanks, 1989

7. 85, Ahmed Safeullah vs. Prairie View A&M (9/7/02)

T3. 82, Ryan Falker, 1995

8. 78, Marquez Hall, Eastern Illinois, (10/27/07)

T3. 82, Simon Shanks, 1990

9. 71, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Murray State, (11/03/07)

5. 78, Sheldrick Hawkins, 1991

1. 45, Richard Dent, 1979-82

10. 69, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eastern Illinois, (10/27/07)

T6. 77, Darrell Williams, 1994

2. 42, Cleveland Elam, 1971-74

T6. 77, Rod Reed, 1987

3. 40.5, Lamar Carter, 1996-99

8. 71, Randy Fuller, 1991

4. 40, Ed “Too Tall” Jones, 1970-73

1. 176, Roger Robinson, 1984

9. 70, Chuck Price, 1989

5. 39, Claude Humphrey, 1964-67

2. 165, Justin Williams, 2005

10. 69, Rod Reed, 1988

6. 38, Joe “Turkey” Jones, 1967-69

Interception Return Yards in a Season

3. 140, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, 2007 4. 139, Mark McCutcheon, 1990 5. 121, Brent Alexander, 1993

8.0, Charles Buchanan, 1983

Sacks in a Career

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Team Single Season Records

1998 Ohio Valley Conference Champions Total Offense - Game

Passes Defended

Most Yards Gained: Both Teams, 1,182 vs. Eastern Illinois (11/2/2002); 1,153 vs. Mississippi Valley State (11/13/82)

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

Most Yards Gained: 780, vs. District of Columbia (11/5/83)

Rushing

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

Passing

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

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

Fewest Yards: 0, vs. Morris Brown (10/3/64) 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) 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: 426 (1984) Most Passes Completed: 253 (1984) Most Yards: 3,765 (1984) Most Yards Per Game: 342.2 (1984) Highest Completion Percentage: 61.6% (175 of 284) 2008 Most Touchdown Passes: 42 (1984) Fewest Passes Attempted: 70 (1957) Fewest Passes Completed: 28 (1957) Fewest Yards: 505 (1962) Fewest Yards Per Game: 56.1 (1962) Lowest Completion Percentage: 29.9% (43 of 143) 1953 Most Interceptions: 25 (1972) Fewest Interceptions: 8 (1952, 1961)

TSU

Team Single Season Records

Scoring

Fumbles

Scoring

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)

Penalties (Since 1977)

First Downs (Since 1971)

Most Points: 450 (1984) Most Points Per Game: 40.9 (1984) Most Touchdowns: 63 (1984) Most PAT Made: 53 (1984) Most Field Goals Made: 16 (2011, 2012)

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)

Kickoff Returns

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

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

Most Penalties: 162 (1981) Most Yards Penalized: 1,536 (1981) Fewest Penalties: 73 (1987) Fewest Yards Penalized: 587 (2011) Team—Single Season Defense

Rushing Defense

Fewest Yards: 302 (1954) Fewest Yards Per Game: -12.3 (1965) Lowest Average Per Play: -0.37 (1965) Fewest Touchdowns: 2 (1954) Most Yards: 2,508 (1992) Most Yards Per Game: 228.0 (1992) Highest Average Per Play: 5.2 (1992)

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

Fewest First Downs: 132 (1978) Fewest Rushing First Downs: 60 (1984) Fewest Passing First Downs: 52 (1984) Fewest Penalty First Downs: 9 (1996) Most First Downs: 231 (1999) Most Rushing First Downs: 134 (1991) Most Passing First Downs: 98 (1999) Most Penalty First Downs: 36 (1986)

Fumbles (Since 1977)

Most Fumbles Caused: 41 (1983) Most Fumbles Recovered: 22 (1977) Fewest Fumbles Caused: 19 (2005) Fewest Fumbles Recovered: 9 (2005)

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 Yards Per Completion: 10.74 (1970) Lowest Completion Percentage: 27.5% (1955) Fewest Touchdowns: 1 (1956) Most Interceptions By: 28 (1984) Most Yards on Interceptions: 426 (1984) Most TDs on Interceptions: 5 (1971, 1986) Highest Completion Percentage: 59.2% (2011) Most Yards: 2,904 (2011) Most Yards Per Attempt: 7.8 (1995) Most Yards Per Completion: 21.05 (1953)

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 (333)

TSU TOTAL OFFENSE

Year-By-Year Leaders Rush.

Year Name Plays Yds. 1952 Roy Kimble (HB) 51 361 1953 Fred Valentine (QB) 70 15 1954 Fred Valentine (QB) 143 30 1955 Robert Crawford (QB) 65 0 1956 Jesse Wilburn (HB) 110 688 1957 Jesse Wilburn (HB) 67 421 1958 Wilbur Suesberry (QB) 123 -8 1959 Henry Arnold (HB) 130 696 1960 Henry Arnold (HB) 89 477 1961 Henry Arnold (HB) 71 421 1962 Charlie Powell (QB) 55 123 Stanley Randle (RB) 64 250 1963 David Boone (QB) 274 199 1964 Eldridge Dickey (QB) 105 181 1965 Eldridge Dickey (QB) 239 61 1966 Eldridge Dickey (QB) 146 46 1967 Eldridge Dickey (QB) 292 68 1968 Bob Shannon (QB) 230 -25 1969 Joe Gilliam, Jr. (QB) 153 -31 1970 Joe Gilliam, Jr. (QB) 235 -96 1971 Joe Gilliam, Jr. (QB) 331 34 1972 Kenneth Pettiford (QB) 281 -86 1973 Kenneth Pettiford (QB) 308 -138 1974 Lonnie Stewart (QB) 229 -162 1975 Austin Thompson (QB) 124 -109 1976 Austin Thompson (QB) 275 -66 1977 Joe Adams (QB) 178 -113 1978 Joe Adams (QB) 334 -230 1979 Joe Adams (QB) 382 -238 1980 Joe Adams (QB) 362 -96 1981 Brian Ransom (QB) 426 -209 1982 Kenneth Biggles (QB) 278 25 1983 Kenneth Biggles (QB) 274 -29 1984 Kenneth Biggles (QB) 296 -1 1985 Gilbert Renfroe (QB) 466 36 1986 Stacy Grear (QB) 365 -58 1987 Stacy Grear (QB) 249 -88 1988 Chauncey Hines (QB) 302 279 1989 Chauncey Hines (QB) 303 202 1990 James Wade (QB) 337 -99 1991 James Wade (QB) 243 -110 1992 James Wade (QB) 424 60 1993 Daryl Williams (QB) 338 319 1994 Daryl Williams (QB) 353 214 1995 Daryl Williams (QB) 285 8 1996 Todd Valentine (QB) 390 -94 1997 Leon Murray (QB) 331 -67 1998 Leon Murray (QB) 411 54 1999 Leon Murray (QB) 249 64 2000 Kenton Evans (QB) 300 -36 2001 Shannon Harris (QB) 445 129 2002 Dwayne Buchanan (QB) 187 73 2003 Charles Anthony (RB) 324 1,708 2004 Charles Anthony (RB) 306 1,739

Pass. Total Yds. 145 575 1,279 410 193 45 777 0 0 0 127 0 1,226 1,133 1,837 1,812 1,654 1,284 1,220 1,530 2,116 1,748 1,762 1,377 649 1,729 1,001 2,328 2,476 2,848 3,182 2,001 1,798 2,242 2,492 1,925 1,316 1,096 1,301 2,052 2,020 2,541 1,813 1,531 1,441 2,080 2,207 3,002 1,998 1,952 3,008 842 0 0

Yds. 606 590 1,309 410 881 466 769 696 477 421 250 250 1,425 1,238 1,899 1,858 1,722 1,259 1,189 1,434 2,150 1,662 1,624 1,215 540 1,663 888 2,098 2,238 2,752 2,973 2,026 1,769 2,241 2,528 1,867 1,228 1,375 1,503 1,953 1,910 2,601 2,132 1,745 1,449 1,986 2,140 3,056 2,062 1,916 3,137 915 1,708 1,739

TOTAL OFFENSE

Rush.

Year Name Plays Yds. 2005 Richard Hartman (QB) 247 -116 2006 Antonio Heffner (QB) 278 172 2007 Antonio Heffner (QB) 265 337 2008 Antonio Heffner (QB) 365 503 2009 Calvin McNairl (QB) 272 628 2010 Jeremy Perry (QB) 280 19 2011 Michael German (QB) 276 71 2012 Michael German (QB) 404 40

Pass. Total Yds. 1293 1668 1486 2239 920 1,469 1,899 2,751

Yds. 1,177 1,840 1,823 2,742 1,548 1,488 1,970 2,791

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

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

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

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Year-By-Year Leaders

RUSHING - CONTINUED Year Name 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 2004 Charles Anthony 2005 Javarris Williams 2006 Javarris Williams 2007 Javarris Williams 2008 Javarris Williams 2009 Calvin McNairl 2010 Dante’ Thomas 2011 Trabis Ward 2012 Travis Ward

PASSING - CONTINUED Carries Yards Avg. 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 4.7 306 1,739 5.7 202 872 4.3 245 1233 5.0 195 1187 6.1 207 1037 5.0 125 628 5.0 155 793 5.1 193 978 5.1 309 1,422 4.6

TD 7 5 5 8 2 2 3 4 10 13 14 4 11 12 15 6 6 11 15

PASSING Year 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983

Name Clarence Thomas Bush Fred Valentine Fred Valentine Robert Crawford Robert Crawford Wilbur Suesberry Wilbur Suesberry Gloria Gardner Eugene Stewart Eugene Stewart Charles Powell David Boone Eldridge Dickey Eldridge Dickey Eldridge Dickey Eldridge Dickey Bob Shannon Joe Gilliam, Jr. Joe Gilliam, Jr. Joe Gilliam, Jr. Kenneth Pettiford Kenneth Pettiford Lonnie Stewart Austin Thompson Austin Thompson Joe Adams Joe Adams Joe Adams Joe Adams Brian Ransom Kenneth Biggles Kenneth Biggles

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

Int. 5 6 8 6 9 3 9 3 6 2 3 14 8 22 18 11 15 7 13 13 20 19 15 15 17 12 16 17 21 18 13 10

Pct. Yards TD 50.0 608 5 52.0 575 8 43.9 1,279 14 41.9 410 8 44.6 709 10 44.8 282 2 48.9 777 6 43.9 570 4 44.7 534 6 50.0 247 2 54.5 138 1 45.1 1,226 5 49.4 1,133 12 55.8 1,837 18 50.5 1,812 25 56.5 1,741 12 42.2 1,284 11 44.1 1,220 10 42.7 1,530 15 50.7 2,116 25 49.6 1,748 22 56.4 1,762 25 54.0 1,377 17 47.7 649 5 53.5 1,729 12 50.7 1,001 6 54.7 2,328 13 51.9 2,476 26 60.1 2,848 30 59.1 3,182 22 51.9 2,001 20 54.8 1,798 13

Year 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Name Kenneth Biggles Gilbert Renfroe Stacy Grear Stacy Grear Chauncey Hines Chauncey Hines James Wade James Wade James Wade Daryl Williams Daryl Williams Daryl Williams Todd Valentine Leon Murray Leon Murray Leon Murray Kenton Evans Shannon Harris Riley Walker Bryson Rosser Bryson Rosser Richard Hartman Antonio Heffner Antonio Heffner Antonio Heffner Calvin McNairl Jeremy Perry Michael German Michael German

Att. Cmp. Int. Pct. Yards TD 258 157 7 60.9 2,242 24 395 188 12 47.6 2,492 15 290 149 13 51.4 1,925 19 206 102 11 49.5 1,316 10 208 75 6 37.0 1,096 4 205 78 16 38.0 1,301 9 247 126 12 51.0 2,052 16 243 132 11 54.3 2,020 15 308 163 12 52.9 2,541 10 249 143 13 57.4 1,813 14 251 122 13 48.6 1,531 10 237 128 11 54.0 1,441 9 316 160 11 50.6 2,080 17 269 144 14 53.5 2,207 16 353 183 12 51.8 3,002 22 219 132 3 60.3 1,998 18 255 125 12 49.0 1,952 19 382 211 6 55.2 3,008 26 89 45 5 50.6 899 6 194 97 6 50.0 1,458 18 209 101 6 48.3 1,219 10 204 117 8 57.4 1,293 4 199 109 11 54.8 1,668 9 171 96 9 56.1 1,486 10 249 149 12 59.8 2,239 15 147 78 8 53.1 920 8 244 131 6 53.7 1,469 9 250 140 7 56.0 1,899 12 358 215 10 60.1 2,751 15

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

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

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

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

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

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Year-By-Year Leaders

RECEPTIONS - CONTINUED Year Name 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 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

RECEIVING YARDS - CONTINUED No. 27 30 29 45 46 55 49 47 63 59 22 32 37 17 22 39 49 54 65 54 54 53 72 59 72 62 42 50 45 57 39 40 31 41 44 44 39 40 48 55

Yards 400 432 485 770 786 934 872 979 1,307 908 329 400 597 251 457 714 782 855 870 752 707 644 1,021 1,053 1,129 853 853 910 1,034 1,106 318 482 322 740 779 684 538 462 586 730

Avg. 14.8 14.4 16.7 17.1 17.0 17.0 17.8 20.8 20.7 15.4 15.0 12.5 16.1 14.8 20.8 18.3 16.0 15.8 13.4 13.9 13.1 12.2 14.2 17.8 15.7 13.8 20.3 18.2 23.0 19.4 8.2 12.1 10.4 18.0 17.7 15.5 13.8 11.6 12.2 13.3

TD 4 4 7 4 8 13 6 15 13 12 4 4 4 0 6 8 6 3 5 7 7 6 5 7 11 6 7 5 9 11 4 1 0 4 3 8 3 4 2 3

Yards 285 284 580 203 460 188 343 222 223 115 90

Avg. 11.4 15.8 22.3 22.6 25.6 23.5 19.1 13.1 15.9 16.4 15.0

TD 1 5 9 2 2 2 1 2 4 1 0

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

No. 25 18 26 9 18 8 18 17 14 7 6

Year Name 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 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

No. 28 23 32 40 51 40 21 35 37 26 53 31 27 25 29 45 46 55 49 47 63 59 22 30 37 17 22 39 49 54 65 54 53 72 59 72 47 42 50 45 57 37 39 20 41 44 39 40 41 51

Yards 478 432 630 640 716 569 366 767 641 446 739 490 400 552 485 770 786 934 872 979 1,307 908 329 406 597 251 457 714 782 855 870 752 644 1,021 1,053 1,129 894 853 910 1,034 1,106 624 503 410 740 779 538 462 735 733

Avg. 17.1 18.8 19.7 16.0 14.0 14.2 17.4 21.9 17.3 17.2 13.9 15.8 14.8 22.1 16.7 17.1 17.0 17.0 17.8 20.8 20.7 15.4 15.0 13.5 16.1 14.8 20.8 18.3 16.0 15.8 13.4 13.9 12.2 14.2 17.8 15.7 19.0 20.3 18.2 23.0 19.4 16.9 12.9 20.5 18.0 17.7 13.8 11.6 17.9 14.4

TD 1 4 8 6 3 5 1 8 7 4 11 4 4 5 7 4 8 13 6 15 13 12 4 2 4 0 6 8 6 3 5 7 6 5 7 11 8 7 5 9 11 6 3 4 4 3 3 4 7 6

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Year-By-Year Leaders

SCORING Year Name TD PAT CV FG 1952 Roy Kimble 5 Matthew Maiden 5 1953 Roy Kimble 9 1954 Leon Jamison 9 1955 Fay Mitchell 7 1956 Fay Mitchell 17 1957 Wilbur Suesberry 4 7/15 1958 Wilbur Suesberry 4 6/7 1959 Henry Arnold 9 1960 Henry Arnold 8 1961 Henry Arnold 5 1962 John Kenney 2 2 1963 Charlie Powell 5 1964 Eugene Bowens 8 2 1965 Johnnie Robinson 8 1 1966 Nolan Smith 12 1967 Wayne Reese 10 1968 Albert Davis 6 1969 Jacob Mayes 13 1970 Alfred Reese 9 40/48 6/9 1971 Alfred Reese 7 17/24 0/1 1972 Alfred Reese 11 34/38 4/7 1973 Larry Dorsey 13 1974 James Matthews 4 31/34 7/9 1975 Nathaniel Simpson 5 1976 Nathaniel Simpson 6 1977 Jerrold McRae 7 1978 Larry Watkins 21/28 8/10 1979 Larry Watkins 34/40 13/18 1980 Mike Jones 13 1981 Jackie Coffee 9 1982 Mike Jones 15 1983 Herman Hunter 13 Golden Tate 13 1984 Barry Collins 12 1 1985 David Hood 20/- 8/- 1986 Quinton Crawford 6 1 34 1987 AndrĂŠ Sherrill 22/24 6/8 1988 Melvin Waters 6 1989 Anthony Owens 6 1990 J.J. Flournoy 30/32 10/11 1991 Patrick Robinson 6 1992 Darron Davis 9 1 1993 Darron Davis 7 1994 Darron Davis 8 1995 Jerome Hurd 6 1996 Lamarr Wallace 7 1997 Calvin Davenport 9 1998 Tyrone Butterfield 11 1999 Donell Brantley 13 2000 Julius Hull 8 2001 Joey Hudak 42/48 10/15 2002 Charles Anthony 11 2/2 2003 Charles Anthony 15 1/2 2004 Charles Anthony 16 0-1 2005 Eric Benson 12/13 6/8 2006 Javarris Williams 12

PTS 30 30 54 54 42 102 31 30 54 48 30 16 30 52 50 72 60 36 78 112 59 112 78 76 30 36 42 45 73 78 54 90 78 78 74 44 40 36 42 60 36 56 42 48 36 42 54 66 78 48 72 70 92 96 30 72

Year Name TD PAT CV FG PTS 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 *MAJORITY OF RECORDS LISTED AS OF 1999

PUNT RETURN Year Name 1966 Noland Smith 1999 Avion Black 2000 Carlos Wright 2002 Patrick Jenkins 2003 Jarrett Morrow 2004 Eric Framcis 2005 Gerald Morrow 2006 Jarrett Morrow 2007 Chris Johnson 2008 Chris Johnson 2009 Eugene Clifford 2010 Ryan Berry 2011 Weldon Garlington 2012 Weldon Garlington

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

AVG 19 12.1 13.8 13.8 19.4

ATT 27 9 16 5 5

YDS 513 109 220 69 97

7.8 15 177 7.6 11 84 12.0 20 240 13.3 7 93 5.8 13 75 9.2 14 129 19.4 9 175 5.5 13 71

KICK RETURN Year Name TD AVG ATT YDS 1999 Avion Black 4 36.9 26 958 2000 Carlos Wright 0 21.4 20 427 2001 Patrick Jenkins 0 22.0 24 527 2002 2003 Carlos Wright 0 21.2 16 338 2004 Gerald Morrow 0 21.7 19 412 2005 Denard Cox 0 22.8 11 244 2006 Jarrett Morrow 0 20.1 15 301 2007 D. Rodgers-Cromartie 1 24.4 33 806 2008 JaJuan Spillman 1 24.9 28 697 2009 Travis James 0 21.6 15 324 2010 Julian Mallory 0 20.9 15 315 2011 Weldon Garlington 1 20.9 26 544 2012 Weldon Garlington 0 18.8 21 395 INTERCEPTIONS Year 1966 1983 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993

Name Craig Gilliam Ronald Howard Roger Holmes Ronald Johnson Leon Garlington Ben Robinson Tony Stargell Albert Thomas Roger Jones Joe Stone Randy Fuller Lamont Wortham Brent Alexander

INT YDS 16 4 6 16 3 18 2 41 2 0 2 9 2 0 2 40 4 56 5 81 3 13 8 121

TD

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

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Year-By-Year Leaders

INTERCEPTIONS Year Name INT YDS TD 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 Marquis Stephens 4 36 2002 Deon Giddens 5 3 0 2003 Deon Giddens 4 6 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 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 TACKLES Year Name TOT 1978 Aaron Joseph 67 1983 Ronald Howard 72 1984 James Derico 115 1985 James Derico 87 1986 Rod Reed 111 1987 Rod Reed 197 1988 Rod Reed 100 1989 Simon Shanks 141 1990 Simon Shanks 105 1991 Elliot Pilton 152 1993 Brent Alexander 113 1994 Darrell Williams 100 1995 Ryan Falker 113 1996 T.J. Smith 81 1997 Brent Sterling 86 1998 Brent Sterling 81 1999 Brent Sterling 92 2000 Marquis Stephens 71 2001 Walter Reese 83 2002 Jermaine Beale 110 2003 James Dumervil 91 2004 2005 Jamar Landrom 91 2006 Daniel Williams 65 2007 Ramond Willis 84 2008 Rico Council 67 2009 John Jones, Jr. 70 2010 Eugene Clifford 83

UA A 56 16 76 39 51 36 60 51 77 120 69 31 107 34 82 23 119 33 81 32 77 23 82 31 51 30 47 39 46 35 48 44 50 21 51 32 64 46 45 46 61 35 50 40 41 44

30 30 34 27 29 39

2011 Rico Council 87 49 38 2012 Nick Thrasher 105 68 37 TACKLES FOR LOSS Year Name TOT YDS 1988 Anthony Pleasant 14 71 1989 Chuck Price 10 40 1990 Elliot Pilton 10 51 Lee Smith 10 55 Bernard Wilson 10 60 1991 Elliot Pilton 6 18 Bernard Wilson 6 8 1993 Gerome Gardner 13 52 1994 Michael Holcey 16 77 1995 Ryan Falker 11.5 39 1996 Lamar Carter 21 126 1997 Brent Sterling 12 26 1998 Lamar Carter 13 80 1999 Lamar Carter 17.5 84 2000 Desmond Scantling 13 66 Walter Reese 13 87 2001 Jermaine Beale 21 68 2002 Jermaine Beale 18 42 2003 Paul Thomas 20 98 2004 Paul Thomas 14 47 2005 Jamar Landrom 12.5 52 2006 Shaun Richardson 8 40 2007 Shaun Richardson 14.5 82 2008 Maurice Davis 11.5 46 2009 John Jones, Jr. 8.5 18 Kellen Woodard 8.5 32 2010 Marcus Broxie 10.5 34 2011 Antonio Harper 9.0 34 2012 Nick Thrasher 9.0 27 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 2002 Keith Rogers 3 2003 Paul Thomas 12 2004 2005 Jamar Landrom 4 Courtney Richardson 4 2006 Maurice Davis 3 Jonathan Edwards 3 2007 Shaun Richardson 7 2008 Marcus Broxie 6 Rodney Fritz 5 2009 Kellen Woodard 5 2010 Rico Council 4 2011 Antonio Harper 6.5 2012 Anthony Bass 4 Antonio Harper 4

42 26 72 26 14 19 16 61 27 30 17 18 31 31 18

FORCED FUMBLES Year Name TOT 1993 Randy Fuller 2 Jim Lackey 2 1994 Michael Holcey 3 1995 Richard Freeman 2 Benny Gaston 2 Jim Lackey 2 Eric McCray 2 1996 Brian Hubbard 3 1997 Lamar Carter 3 1998 Lamar Carter 3 Brent Sterling 3 1999 Danny Roberson 2 2000 Desmond Scantling 2 2001 B. McCartherenes 2 2003 Wesley Holmes 3 2004 Paul Thomas 3 2005 Jamar Landrom 5 2006 Nikkieda Rutland 2 2007 Shaun Richardson 4 2008 Larry Williford 3 2009 (10 players) 1 2010 Eugene Clifford 2 2011 (3 players) 2 2012 Daniel Fitzpatrick 2 Stephen Godbolt III 2

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Year-By-Year Leaders

FUMBLES RECOVERED Year 1988 1989 1990 1991 1993

Name TOT RET Rod Reed 4 Kenny Jones 4 Elliot Pilton 3 William Tucker 3 Richard Freeman 2 Gerome Gardner 2 Thomas Jackson 2 William Tucker 2

Nate Wellington 2

1994 Michael Holcey 3 1 1995 Clifford Green 2 2 1996 Lamar Carter 2 Kato Smith 2 1997 Jon Mitchell 3 1998 Ligarius Jennings 3 1999 Brent Sterling 3 2000 Chane Price 4 2 2001 Curley Grayson 3 2002 Isa Rahman 2 2003 Justin Williams 2 2004 D. Rodgers-Cromartie 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 2010 Brandon Bather 2 2 2011 3 players 2 2012 7 players 1

YDS TD

2007 Dom. Rodgers-Cromartie 2008 Rico Council 2009 Marquez Hall 2010 Eugene Clifford 2011 (2 players) 2012 Daniel Fitzpatrick

11 4 9 10 7 8

BLOCKED KICKS

34 96 2

18 1

2 1

78 1

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 2004 Paul Thomas 5 2005 Jamal Landrom 4 Dom. Rodgers-Cromartie 4 2006 Dom. Rodgers-Cromartie 7

Year 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

Name TOT Brent Alexander 2 David Bell (PAT) 1 Cedric Davis (Punt) 1 Darrell Williams (FG) 1 Lamar Barker (Punt) 1 Benny Gaston (FG) 1 Lamar Carter (Punt) 1 Brian Hubbard (PAT) 1 Jarrick Hillery (FG) 1 Donell Brantley (Punt) 1 Jarrick Hillery (FG) 1 KaRon Key (Punt) 1 Ed Sanders (FG) 2 (3 players) 1 Dion Giddens 2 Marquis Stephens 2 Steve Farmer 3 Paul Thomas 2 Paul Thomas 5 Frantzy Dorlean 1 Almonte Duncan 1 Dom. Rodgers-Cromartie 1 Daniel Williams 1 Jonathan Edwards 2 Dom. Rodgers-Cromartie 4 Kellen Woodard 1 Rodney Fritz 1 Lamar Wallace 2 Donte’e Nicholls 1 3 Players 1

TSU

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 10/15/05 187 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 10/24/98 158 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 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 11/19/83 146 Herman Hunter vs. Mississippi Valley State 11/13/82 146 Charles Anthony vs. UT-Martin 10/26/02 145 Preston Brown vs. North Carolina A&T 10/2/10 144 Jesse Wilburn vs. Paul Quinn 10/15/55 142 Trabis Ward at Eastern Illinois 11/5/11

100-Yard Rushing Games - Continued

141 Trabis Ward vs. Southern 9/3/11 139 Tyrone Cook vs. Texas Southern 9/30/72 136 Alfred Reese vs. Florida A&M 10/23/71 136 Lawrence Barnes at UT-Martin 11/06/76 135 Morris Harris at Southern Illinois 9/19/81 135 Terrence Wright vs. Eastern Illinois 11/6/10 135 Trabis Ward vs. Southeast Missouri 10/8/11 134 Vincent Thomas vs. Grambling State 10/08/77 134 Darron Davis at Morehead State 10/10/92 134 Darron Davis vs. Jackson State 9/10/94 134 Javarris Williams vs. Jacksonville State 10/22/05 133 Fred Lane vs. Drake 12/09/72 133 Darron Davis vs. Southeast Missouri 11/21/92 133 Charles Anthony vs. Florida A&M 9/22/01 133 Terrance Wright at Murray State 11/20/10 132 Jarrick Hillery vs. Jackson State 9/09/95 131 Charles Anthony at Jacksonville State 10/16/04 131 Wayne Reese at Southern 11/01/69 131 Morris Harris at Nicholls State 10/25/80 130 Gene Bowens at North Carolina A&T 9/26/64 129-Trabis Ward vs. Tennessee Tech 10/27/12 127 Darron Davis at Eastern Kentucky 10/08/94 126 Jake Mayes v vs. Bishop 11/22/69 126 Javarris Williams vs. Southeast Missouri 11/12/05 125-Javarris Williams at Southeast Missouri 10/25/08 125-Javarris Williams vs. Tennessee Tech 11/01/08 124-Trabis Ward vs. Florida A&M 9/01/12 123 Aaron Jones vs. Florida A&M 10/20/79 123 Javarris Williams vs. Murray State 9/09/06 122 Ralph Carnahan vs. UT-Martin 11/05/77 122 Calvin Davenport vs. South Carolina State 9/27/97 122 Calvin McNairl vs. Southeast Missouri State 10/03/09 121 Wayne Reese vs. Bishop 11/22/69 121 Javarris Williams vs. Alabama A&M 9/02/06 120 Paul McNeal vs. Lincoln 11/12/60 120 Darron Davis vs. UT-Martin 10/22/94 120 Calvin Davenport vs. Jackson State 9/12/98 119 Darron Davis vs. Tennessee Tech 11/6/93 118 Nate Jackson vs. Alabama State 11/17/73 118 Craig Lewis at Austin Peay 11/05/88 118 Dante Thomas at Southeast Missouri State 10/9/10 117-Javarris Williams vs. Eastern Kentucky 9/20/08 117 Charles Anthony vs. South Carolina State 8/30/03 117 Jesse Wilburn vs. Central State 10/26/57 116 Preston Brown vs. Austin Peay 9/18/10 115 Steve Griffin at Louisville 11/10/84 115 Tom McClain at North Carolina A&T 9/27/58 115 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 Trabis Ward at Murray State 11/3/12

TSU

Outstanding Single Game Performances

100-Yard Rushing Games - Continued 111 Javarris Williams 111 DeJuan Marshall 110 Charles Anthony 110 Melvin Waters 110 Darron Davis 109 Wayne Reese 108 Telvin Hooks 108 Lawrence Barnes 108 Larry Kinnebrew 106 Trabis Ward 106 Lee Derrick 105 Sugar Sanders 105 Bill Tucker 105 Alfred Reese 105 Alfred Reese 104 Herman Hunter 104 Charles Anthony 103 Charles Anthony 103 Morris Harris 102 Herman Hunter 102 Lamarr Wallace 101 Al Davis 101 Lawrence Barnes 101 Jarrick Hillery 101 Calvin McNairl 101 Trabis Ward 100 Darron Davis 100 Charles Anthony

vs. Jackson State at Eastern Kentucky vs. Jackson State` vs. Morgan State vs. Austin Peay at Southern at Murray State at Grambling State at Central State at UT-Martin vs. North Carolina Central vs. Prairie View A&M vs. Central State vs. Southern vs. Drake vs. Grambling State vs. Murray Sate vs. Grambling vs. North Carolina Central vs. Southern vs. Morehead State vs. Albany State at Southern vs. Lane vs. Jackson State at Austin Peay vs. Murray State vs. Murray State

9/16/06 10/10/98 9/13/03 10/24/87 10/24/92 10/28/67 9/29/12 10/09/76 9/18/72 11/17/12 10/30/54 9/07/02 11/25/65 10/28/72 12/09/72 10/08/83 11/20/04 9/21/02 11/04/78 10/30/82 10/07/95 9/26/70 10/27/73 10/05/96 9/12/09 10/1/11 11/13/93 11/03/01

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

at Murray State 11/14/98 vs. District of Columbia 11/05/83 at Southeast Missouri State 10/19/91 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 389 Joe Adams 384 Joe Gilliam 381 Riley Walker 382 Shannon Harris 369 James Wade 365 Riley Walker 363 Leon Murray 362 Brian Ransom 360 Shannon Harris 357 Leon Murray 355 Michael German 353 Gilbert Renfroe 350 Gilbert Renfroe 349 Joe Adams 344 Shannon Harris

vs. Jackson State 9/12/92 vs. UT-Chattanooga 11/18/78 vs. Grambling State 10/09/71 at Jacksonville State 10/16/04 at Eastern Illinois 10/27/01 at Austin Peay 10/06/90 vs. South Carolina State 8/30/03 vs. Middle Tennessee State 9/06/97 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

343 Eldridge Dickey 342 Joe Adams 341 James Wade 341 James Wade 339 Joe Adams 339 Leon Murray 338 Joe Adams 338 Brian Ransom 333 Kenneth Biggles 332 James Wade 328 Gilbert Renfroe 327 Daryl Williams 325 Joe Adams 325 James Wade 325 Shannon Harris 324 Shannon Harris 318 Michael German 317 Kenneth Biggles 316 Eldridge Dickey 315 Antonio Heffner 315 Joe Adams 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 302 Eldridge Dickey 302 Eldridge Dickey 301 Todd Valentine

at Grambling State 10/08/66 vs. Florida A&M 10/22/77 at Austin Peay 10/26/91 at Southern 11/16/92 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 at Southern 10/29/83 at Southeast Missouri 11/20/93 at Nevada-Las Vegas 11/9/79 vs. Austin Peay 10/24/92 vs. UT-Martin 10/20/01 vs. Murray State 11/3/01 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. 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 vs. Florida A&M 10/21/67 vs. Kentucky State 11/24/66 vs. Florida A&M 8/31/96

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 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 156 Jerrold McRae 156 Golden Tate

vs. Muskingum at Austin Peay at Louisville vs. Mississippi Valley State vs. Southeast Missouri at Jacksonville State vs. UT-Chattanooga vs. Jackson State at Tennessee Tech vs. Parsons at UT-Martin at Middle Tennessee State at UT-Martin vs. Eastern Kentucky vs. Murray State vs. McNeese State at Samford at UNLV at UNLV vs. Southern at Central State at Alabama A&M

12/10/66 10/6/90 10/17/81 10/5/85 11/21/92 10/16/04 11/18/78 9/19/72 10/11/03 11/21/70 10/25/97 9/5/98 10/25/97 10/30/99 11/11/00 12/11/71 10/25/03 11/9/79 11/9/79 9/6/08 10/2/76 9/17/83

TSU

Outstanding Single Game Performances

100 -Yard Receiving Games - continued 156 Juan Hall 156 Chris Johnson 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 146 Albert Thomas 144 Patrick Robinson 146 Calvin McNairl 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 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 Lawrence Segree 121 Jeremy Pryor 120 Brandon Belvin 120 Tyrone Watson 119 C.J. Johnson 119 Barry Collins 119 Kevin Jackson 119 Tyrone Butterfield 118 John Frierson 117 Mike Jones 117 Juan Hall 116 Carlos Wright 116 Terence Harris 116 Tyrone Butterfield 116 Calvin McNairl

vs. Lane 10/5/96 at Jacksonville State 10/21/06 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 vs. Tennessee Tech 10/29/88 vs. Tennessee Tech 11/9/91 at Eastern Kentucky 10/22/11 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 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 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 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. 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

116 Calvin McNairl 115 A.C. Leonard 115 Rodney Parker 115 Lee Haynes 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 Devin Wilson 106 McDonald Oden 106 Lawrence Segree 106 Tyrone Butterfield 106 Corey Sullivan 105 Brandon Belvin 105 Golden Tate 105 Clarence Jones 105 Jerome Hurd, II 105 Brandon Belvin 104 JaJuan Spillman 104 C.J. Johnson 104 John Holland 104 Alvin Griffin 104 Patrick Robinson 103 Corey Sullivan 103 Juan Hall 103 Patrick Robinson 103 Maceo Coleman 102 A.C. Leonard 102 Arcentae Broome 102 Clarence Jones 102 Jerrold McRae 101 A.C. Leonard 101 John Frierson 101 John Holland 100 Julian Sample 100 Ron Jackson 100 Corey Sullivan

vs. Southeast Missouri 10/8/11 at Murray State 11/3/12 at Grambling State 10/9/76 at Nicholls State 10/25/80 at North Carolina A&T 11/20/82 at Jackson State 9/14/86 at Grambling State 9/19/92 vs. Southeast Missouri 11/12/05 vs. 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 Austin Peay 10/8/11 vs. Cameron State 11/11/78 vs. Middle Tennessee State 10/3/93 at Eastern Kentucky 10/10/98 at Tennessee Tech 11/7/98 vs. Florida A&M 9/27/08 at Southern Illinois 9/19/81 at Southeast Missouri 11/20/93 vs. South Carolina State 9/24/94 vs Florida A&M 9/2//08 at Jacksonville State 11/15/08 vs. Tennessee Tech 11/2/02 vs. Wisconsin State-Superior 11/13/71 vs. Jackson State 9/10/88 vs. Middle Tennessee State 9/5/92 vs. Alabama A&M 10/3/98 vs. North Carolina A&T 10/4/97 vs. Tennessee Tech 11/3/90 at Texas Southern 10/4/69 vs. Tennessee Tech 10/27/12 at Murray State 11/14/98 at Murray State 11/12/94 vs. Florida A&M 10/22/77 vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff 9/22/12 vs. Middle Tennessee State 9/7/91 at Virginia State 10/13/73 vs. UT Martin 11/7/09 vs. UT Martin 10/20/01 at Eastern Kentucky 10/10/98

Single Season Team Bests

TSU

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 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 377 in 1971 375 in 2008 370 in 1970

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

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 25 in 1971 23 in 1972 23 in 1981

1. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

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

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

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

Field Goals Made

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

24 in 1999 24 in 2011 20 in 2012 20 in 1985 19 in 2008 18 in 1979 17 in 1997 16 in 2002 15 in 2001 14 in 2006

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 42 in 1971 42 in 1983 42 in 2001 40 in 1970 40 in 1981

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

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.

Total Plays

854 in 2001 845 in 1981 825 in 2003 821 in 2008 819 in 1996 818 in 2012 817 in 1986 803 in 1985 795 in 1992 795 in 2002

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 2,037 in 1959 2,024 in 1955 1,933 in 2012 1,903 in 1954 1,826 in 2003 1,803 in 1998 1,799 in 1972

Total Offense

5,139 in 1998 5,112 in 2001 5,095 in 1984 5,031 in 1981 5,017 in 1999 4,825 in 2008 4,813 in 1983 4,688 in 2012 4,581 in 2003 4,576 in 2011

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

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

Yards Passing

3,765 in 1984 3,501 in 1999 3,336 in 1998 3,327 in 1983 3,326 in 1981 3,324 in 2001 2,962 in 1992 2,917 in 1997 2.896 in 1980 2,814 in 1982

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

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 269.3 in 1992 265.2 in 1997 252.9 in 2000

Pass Attempts 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 390 in 1993

Pass Completions 253 in 1984 248 in 1999 235 in 1999 233 in 1981 233 in 2001 216 in 2012 212 in 1998 203 in 1980 202 in 1983 202 in 1996

Rushing Yds. Per Game

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 175.6 in 1964

TSU

Single Season Team Bests

Rushing Yards Per Play

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

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. 10.

Total Offense Per Game 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Highest Completion Pct.

1, 61.6% in 2008 2. 59.6% in 1981 3. 59.4% in 1984 4. 59.3% in 2012 5. 58.7% in 1980 6. 57.9% in 1999 7. 56.0% in2006 8. 55.4% in 2005 9. 55.2% in 1973 10. 55.0% in 2001

1. 3. 5. 6. 8. 9.

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. 6. 7. 8. 9.

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

Rushing Plays

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 453 in 1960 453 in 1978

First Downs - Penalties

1. 2. 3. 6. 9.

31 in 2001 24 in 1987 23 in 1986 23 in 2003 23 in 2004 21 in 1980 21 in 1982 21 in 1999 20 in 1979 20 in 1983 20 in 1984 20 in 2002

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

82 in 1986 81 in 1987 73 in 1988 73 in 2004 69 in 2003 66 in 1985 66 in 2002 65 in 1989 63 in 1991 63 in 2005 62 in 1995

First Downs (since 1971) 270 in 2001 263 in 1984 253 in 2008 248 in 1999 243 in 2012 239 in 1983 238 in 1981 233 in 1998 227 in 2003 221 in 2011

First Downs - Passing (since 1971)

169 in 1984 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 105 in 1994 104 in 2012 104 in 2001 100 in 2003 99 in 2011 95 in 1985 90 in 2006 88 in 1986

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

1. 2. 3. 4. 9.

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 20 in 1955 20 in 1956 20 in 1971 20 in 1972 20 in 1990 19 in 1970 19 in 1974 19 in 2001

All-Time Preseason All-OVC

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Anthony Pleasant

Jim Lackey

There has been a Tennessee State University Football player on every Ohio Valley Conference pre and post-season squad since the Tigers became eligible for a championship in the league. Anthony Pleasant highlights the list becoming the first preseason and post season All-OVC pick for the Tigers. Jim Lackey was the first Tiger selected to three preseason squads while gaining post season honors twice.

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, TSU LB – Thomas Jackson, LB DB – Brent Alexander DB – Randy Fuller 1994 WR – Lawrence Segree DL – Jim Lackey HM: Clarence Jones, WR Thomas Jackson, LB Cedric Davis, DB

Tyrone Butterfield

Leon Murray

Charles Anthony

The list of TSU All-OVC standouts continued when Tyrone Butterfield was selected to the first team in 1997 for two positions, wide receiver and return specialist. That season, he became the Tigers’ first OVC Offensive Player of the Year. Leon Murray would follow winning the OVC Player of the Year Award in 1998. The next season, Lamar Carter accomplished a similar feat, becoming TSU Football’s first ever OVC Defensive Player of the Year in 1999.

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

Lamar Carter

Javarris Williams

Runningbacks Charles Anthony (2004) and Javarris Williams (2008) garnered OVC Offensive Player of the Year after receiving first team selections. They bring TSU’s Player of the Year total to five. In 2005, Williams became one of three OVC players to make either the first or second team in addition to the all newcomer squad. That season, the OVC began recognizing first-year players with post season honors.

Eugene Clifford

Rico Council

In 2008, Eugene Clifford became the first TSU defender named to both the AllOVC Second and Newcomer Teams at the end of the season. For 2011, Rico Council became the first Tiger to receive OVC Preseason Player of the Year honors. He was later named the league’s Postseason Defensive Player of the Year.

2000 RB – Amariah Robb WR – Julius Hull OL – Lawrence Smith DL – Danny Robertson DB Ligarius Jennings HM: Ed Sanders, DB; Orlando Dotson, DL

2006 DB – Aaron Strong

2001 WR - C.J. Johnson OL - Lawrence Smith OL - Benedict Ibisi RET - Carlos Wright DL - Curley Grayson LB - Walter Reese HM: Marquis Stephens, DB

2008 RB - Javarris Williams WR - Chris Johnson OT - Cornelius Lewis LB - Remond Willis

2002 WR - C.J. Johnson TE - Steve Farmer DL - Desmond Scantling LB - Jermaine Beale DB - Dion Giddens HM: Charles Anthony, RB

2010 DB - Eugene Clifford DL- Donte’e Nicholls

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

2009 DB - Eugene Clifford

2011 LB - Rico Council (Co-Defensive Player of the Year) RB - Dante’ Thomas OL - Kadeem Edwards 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)

TSU

All-Time Postseason All-OVC

1988 DL - Anthony Pleasant

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE 1994

DL - Almonte Duncan

DB - Eugene Clifford SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

DL - Lamar Carter

DB - Ben Robinson

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

HONORABLE MENTION

WR - Lawrence Segree

C - Ike Boone

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

OL - Alex Davis

LB - Roderick Reed

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

QB - Leon Murray

LB - Wesley Holmes

OL - Gershom Jordan

DE - David Bell

RB - Amariah Robb

DB - Jamar Landrom

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DB - Cedric Davis

WR - Avion Black

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

LB - Rico Council

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DB - Darrell Williams

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

RB - Javarris Williams

ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM

DL - Anthony Pleasant

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

LB - Brent Sterling

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

LB - Wilson Robinson

LB - Simon Shanks

OG - Royce McGowan

DB - Ligarius Jennings

DL - Ernest Jones

DB - Tony Stargell

RB - Darron Davis

DB - Ed Sanders

ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM

DB - Joe Stone

WR - Clarence Jones

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

OT - Gerald Hall

DL - Jim Lackey

1989

OG - Michael Tharpe 1995

TE - Al Griffin

2005

RB - Javarris Williams 2000 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

RB - Preston Brown

2011 FIRST TEAM OFFENSE WR - Calvin McNairl

2006

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

RS - Carlos Wright

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

LB - Rico Council

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

QB - Antonio Heffner

DB - Joseph Wylie

WR - Anthony Owens

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

DL - Walter Reese

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

OT - Royce McGowan

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

DL - Leonard Davis

C - Sherman Carter

DL - Arbutus Price

WR - Jerome Hurd

OT - Lawrence Smith

DB - D. Rodgers-Cromartie

OG - Kadeem Edwards

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DB - Nikkieda Rutland

OT - Rogers Gaines

DL - Jim Lackey

DL - Curley Grayson

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

OFFENSE

LB - Ryan Falker

DB - Ligarius Jennings

RB - Javarris Williams

DL - Antonio Harper

TE - Anthony Owens

DB - Victor Bonds

OG - Cecil Newton

ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

QB - Michael German

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

DB - Aaron Strong

DB - Stephen Godbolt

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

TE - Steve Farmer

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1990

2001

WR - Marcus Dowdell K - J.J. Flournoy 1991

1996

2012

DL - Lamar Carter

WR - C.J. Johnson

QB - Antonio Heffner

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

DB - Clifford Green

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DL - Shaun Richardson

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

C - John Macon

OG - Shawn Thompson

LB - Walter Reese

QB - James Wade

WR - Juan Hall

DB - Marquis Stephens

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

C - Sherman Carter

LB - Elliot Pilton

DB - Darrell Hinton

OG - Lawrence Smith

DL - Shaun Richardson

G - Kadeem Edwards

WR - Patrick Jenkin

DB - D. Rodgers-Cromartie

T - Rogers Gaines

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

OT - Cornelius Lewis

DB - Stephen Godbolt III

P - Colin Godfrey SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

1997

OT - Larry Tharpe

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

DL - Desmond Scantling

WR - Patrick Robinson

WR - Tyrone Butterfield

LB - Jermaine Beale

WR - Marcus Dowdell

RET - Tyrone Butterfield

DB - Eric Joyce

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

DB - Sheldrick Hawkins

OT - Bennie Anderson

TE - A.C. Leonard

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE 2008

K - Jamin Godfrey

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

RB - Javarris Williams

DL - Antonio Harper

OG - Shawn Thompson

LB - Jermaine Beale

C - Cecil Newton

LB - Nick Thrasher

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DB - Scott Cunningham

OT - Cornelius Lewis

DB - Daniel Fitzpatrick

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

LB - Armand Williams

DB - Deon Giddens

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM

WR - Patrick Robinson

DB - Darrell Hinton

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

OT - Dumaka Atkins

TE - A.C. Leonard

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

P - Ashley Johnson

TE - Steve Farmer

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

TE - Joe Bowens

WR - C.J. Johnson

DL - Maurice Davis

K - Joey Hudak

DB - Eugene Clifford

RS - Carlos Wright

DB - Larry Williford

1992

P - Colin Godfrey SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

1998

OT - Robert Moorman

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

OG - Gerod Duff

OT - Bennie Anderson

TE - Charles Hunter

WR - Tyrone Butterfield

QB - James Wade

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

LB - Lamar Carter

DB - Brent Alexander DB - Randy Fuller

2002

RB - Trabis Ward 2007

ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM 2003

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

DL - Marcus Broxie

WR - Tyrone Butterfield (1997)*

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

DB - Eugene Clifford

QB - Leon Murray (1998)

RB - Charles Anthony

LB - Rico Council

DE - Lamar Carter (1999)

DB - Jarrick Hillery

WR - C.J. Johnson

WR/KR - JaJuan Spillman

WR - Charles Anthony (2004)

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

RB - DeJuan Marshall

DL - Paul Thomas

WR - Corey Sullivan

DB - Scott Cunningham

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

RET - Avion Black

LB - James Dumervil

DB - Eugene Clifford

WR - Lawrence Segree

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

DB - Deon Giddens

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

RB - Javarris Williams (2005)

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

DB - Darrell Hinton

DB - Ahmed Safeullah

DL - Kellen Woodard,

QB - Michael German (2011)

1993

DL - Gerome Gardner DB - Brent Alexander

RB - Javarris Williams (2008) 2009

LB - Rico Council (2011) FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

LB - John Jones, Jr. 1999

2004

DB - Anthony Levine

COACH OF THE YEAR

DB - Randy Fuller

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

FIRST TEAM OFFENSE

ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM

Joe Gilliam, Sr. (1990)*

SECOND TEAM OFFENSE

OT - Michael Thompson

RB - Charles Anthony

LB - John Jones, Jr.

L.C. Cole (1998)

OT - Royce McGowan

OG - Bennie Anderson

FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

QB - Daryl Williams

WR - Corey Sullivan

DL - Paul Thomas

WR - Clarence Jones

RS - Avion Black

SECOND TEAM DEFENSE

L.C. Cole (1999) 2010 FIRST TEAM DEFENSE

*- shared the award

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Tennessee State NFL Draft Picks Player (Pos.) Hal Turner (DE) George Balthazar (T) Izzy Lang (RB) Robert Reed (G) Roosevelt Davis (T) 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) nals Carl Wafer (DT) Ed Gatewood (LB) Cleveland Elam (DE) Mike Hegman (LB) James Johnson (DB)

Year 1952 1961 1964 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

RD. (Selection #) Team 28-333 Detroit 8-103 Pittsburgh 18-240 Philadelphia 16-217 Washington 8-112 Baltimore 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 Cardi-

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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.

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The San Francisco 49ers organization has drafted players from Tennessee State University more than any other team in the NFL. The 49ers drafted Bill Tucker (1967), Leo Johnson (1968), Larry Pettus (1973), Cleveland Elam (1975), James Johnson (1975), Billy McBride (1979), Joe Adams (1981), and Anthony Shelton (1990).

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2-42 13-331 4-85 7-173 9-218

Denver Buffalo San Francisco Dallas San Francisco

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Tennessee State NFL Draft Picks

Player (Pos.) James Lewis (DB) Loaird McCreary (WR) Larry Dorsey (WR) Melvin Mitchell (G) John Owens (DE) Melvin Shy (DB) Oliver Davis (DB) Nate Simpson (RB) Kevin Russell (DB) Larry Barnes (RB) Nate Jackson (RB) Sylvester Hicks (DE) Stan Johnson (DT) Danny Johnson (LB) Dwight Wheeler (T) 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 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (DB) Javarris Williams (RB)

Year 1975 1976 1976 1976 1976 1976 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 2008 2009

RD. (Selection #) Team 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 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 1-16 Arizona 7-212 Kansas City

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Ed “Too Tall” Jones sits with NFL Hall of Fame and Dallas Cowboys head coach Tom Landry during a press conference after the 1974 NFL Draft on January 29, 1974. Jones was selected No.1 and is currently the only HBCU player to be picked first overall in the NFL Draft.

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49ers.................8 Bears.................3 Bengals............3 Bills....................5 Browns.............5 Buccaneers......1 Cardinals.........3

Chargers..........6 Chiefs...............7 Colts.................6 Cowboys.........3 Dolphins.........6 Eagles...............7 Giants...............1

Jaguars............1 Jets....................4 Lions.................5 Oilers................3 Packers............3 Patriots............1 Rams.................4

Redskins..........3 Saints...............2 Steelers............4 Vikings.............5

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Total Picks..... 99

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Eldridge Dickey with NFL Hall of Famer and Minnesota Vikings legendary quarterback; then with the N.Y. Giants, Fran Tarkenton, prior to the 1968 NFL Draft. 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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40 - Jim Marsalis

Tennessee State NFL Draft Picks

76 - Vernon Holland 72 - Ed “Too Tall” Jones 29 - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie 87 - Claude Humphrey 10 - Eldridge Dickey 50 - Waymond Bryant

FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICKS Ed “Too Tall” Jones No. 1 pick - 1974 NFL Draft Dallas Cowboys Claude Humphrey No. 3 pick - 1968 NFL Draft Atlanta Falcons Waymond Bryant No. 4 pick - 1974 NFL Draft Chicago Bears Vernon Holland No. 15 pick - 1971 NFL Draft Cincinnati Bengals Dominique RodgersCromartie No. 16 pick - 2008 NFL Draft Arizona Cardinals Jim Marsalis No. 23 Pick - 1969 AFL Draft Kansas City Chiefs Eldridge Dickey No. 25 pick - 1968 NFL Draft Oakland Raiders * Dickey became the first African-American selected as a quarterback in the first round by an AFL or NFL team.

In 2008, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie became the first Tiger in 34 years to be selected in the first round of

the NFL Draft. That season, he helped lead the Arizona Cardinals to their first Super Bowl appearance. At the completion of the 2009 season, Rodgers-Cromartie was named to his first Pro Bowl.

Tigers in the NFL

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72 Charles Buchannan 71 Homer Elias

52 Onzy Elam

95 Richard Dent

84 Marcus Dowdell

72 Cleveland Elam 75 Elbert Drungo

58 Mike Hegman

89 Avion Black

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

17 Joe Gilliam, Jr.

96 Lamar Divens

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

Rico Council, LB Atlanta Falcons, 2012

Larry Dorsey, WR San Diego Chargers, 1976-77 Kansas City Chiefs, 1978

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, DB Arizona Cardinals, 2008-10 Philadelphia Eagles, 2011-12 Denver Broncos, 2013-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

Waymond Bryant, LB Chicago Bears, 1974-77

Roosevelt Davis, DE New York Giants, 1965-67

Charles Buchannan, DE Cleveland Browns, 1988

Tommy Davis, OT Baltimore, Colts 1968

Darryl Caldwell, OT Buffalo Bills, 1983

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

38 Larry Barnes 37 Cid Edwards

80 John Holland

29 Randy Fuller

Eldridge Dickey, QB, WR Oakland Raiders, 1968, 1971

Oliver Davis, DB Cleveland Browns,1977-80 Cincinnati Bengals, 1981-82

James Carter, DE Pittsburgh Steelers, 1966

23 Clifford Brooks

Willie Carter, HB Chicago Cardinals, 1953

Claude Brumfield, OG New York Giants, 1970

Alex Carter, DE Cleveland Browns, 1987

11 Ben Brown

Marcus Dowdell, WR/KR New Orleans Saints, 1992-93 Arizona Cardinals, 1995-96 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 Cleveland Elam, DE San Francisco 49ers, 1975-78 Detroit Lions, 1979

46 Brent Alexander

66 Bennie Anderson

Randy Fuller, DB Denver Broncos, 1994 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1995-97 Atlanta Falcons, 1998-2000 Rogers Gains, DE Denver Broncos, 2013-Present Chuck Gavin, DE Denver Broncos, 1960-63 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 Minnesota Vikings, 1962 Buffalo Bills 1963, 65-66, 69

Bryan Howard, S Minnesota Vikings, 1982 Claude Humphrey, DE Atlanta Falcons, 1968-74, 1976-78 Philadelphia Eagles, 1979-81

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Tigers in the NFL

Herman Hunter, RB-KR Philadelphia Eagles, 1985

Jim Kelly, TE Chicago Bears, 1974

Nathaniel Jackson, FB Buffalo Bills, 1977

Greg Kindle, T-G St. Louis Cardinals, 1974-75 Atlanta Falcons, 1976

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 Eric Joyce, DB Chicago Bears, 2002 Arizona Cardinals, 2004

Larry Kinnebrew, FB Cincinnati Bengals, 1983-87 Buffalo Bills, 1989 Mack Lamb, CB Miami Dolphins, 1967-68 Izzy Lang, FB Philadelphia Eagles, 1964-68 Los Angeles Rams, 1969 Donald Laster, T Washington Redskins, 1982 Detroit Lions, 1984 Anthony Levine, DB Green Bay Packers, 2011-2012 Baltimore Ravens, 2012-Present James Lewis, DB Miami Dolphins, 1975

Jerrold McRae, WR Kansas City Chiefs, 1978 Philadelphia Eagles, 1979 Melvin Mitchell, G-C Miami Dolphins, 1976-78 Detroit Lions, 1977 Minnesota Vikings, 1980 Willie Mitchell, DB Kansas City Chiefs, 1964-71 Leon Moore, DB Los Angeles Rams, 1967-69 Washington Redskins, 1970

Rodney Parker, WR Philadelphia Eagles, 1980-81 Frank Pillow, WR Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1988-90 Anthony Pleasant, DE Cleveland Browns, 1990-95 Baltimore Ravens, 1996 Atlanta Falcons, 1997 New York Jets, 1998-2000 New England Patriots, 2001-2003 David Pool, DB San Diego Chargers, 1990 (9)

Steve Moore, G-T New England Patriots, 1983-87

Dan Pride, LB Chicago Bears, 1968 (3)

Cecil Newton, Jr., C Jacksonville Jaguars, 2009-2011 Dallas Cowboys, 2012

Brian Ransom, QB Houston Oilers, 1983-85

McDonald Oden, TE Cleveland Browns, 1980-82

Robert Reed, G Washington Redskins, 1965

John Owens, DE Miami Dolphins, 1976

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 Loaird McCreary, TE Miami Dolphins, 1976-78 New York Giants, 1979 Franklin McRae, DT Chicago Bears, 1967 Former TSU athletic equipment manager Leon Moore (#42) played for the Los Angeles Rams from 1967-69.

Tigers in the NFL

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70 Larry Woods

23 Anthony Shelton

81 Patrick Robinson

71 William Wynn

Alfred Reeves, HB San Diego Chargers, 1973 Harold Rice, DE Oakland Raiders, 1971 Johnnie Robinson, DB Detroit Lions, 1966-67 Patrick Robinson, WR/KR Cincinnati Bengals,1993 Arizona Cardinals, 1994 Kevin Russell, DB Philadelphia Eagles, 1977 Simon Shanks, LB Arizona Cardinals, 1995 Anthony Shelton, CB San Diego Chargers, 1990-93 Nate Simpson, RB Green Bay Packers, 1977-79 Fletcher Smith, DB Kansas City Chiefs, 1966-67 Cincinnati Bengals, 1968-71 John Smith, WR Cleveland Browns, 1979 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

72 Robert Woods

1 Noland Smith

40 Javarris Williams

66 Michael Thompson

94 Benard Wilson

72 Lawrence Smith

71 Larry Tharpe

62 Dwight Wheeler

96 Malcolm Taylor 83 Charley Wade

45 Tony Stargell

Tony Stargell, CB New York Jets, 1990-91 Indianapolis Colts, 1992-93 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1994-95 Kansas City Chiefs, 1996 Chicago Bears, 1997

Carl Wafer, DE-DT Green Bay Packers, 1974 New York Giants, 1974

Joe Sweet, WR Los Angeles Rams, 1972-73 New England Patriots, 1974

Riley Walton, TE Kansas City Chiefs, 1987

Malcolm Taylor, DE Houston Oilers, 1982-83 Los Angeles Raiders, 1986-88 Atlanta Falcons, 1989 Larry Tharpe, OT Detroit Lions, 1992-94 Arizona Cardinals, 1995 New England Patriots, 1996 Detroit Lions, 1997-98 James Thaxton, TE San Diego Chargers, 1973-74 Cleveland Browns, 1974 New Orleans Saints, 1976-77 St. Louis Cardinals, 1978 Charlie Thomas, RB Kansas City Chiefs, 1975 Michael Thompson, OL Atlanta Falcons, 2000-02 Bill Tucker, RB San Francisco 49ers, 1967-70 Chicago Bears, 1971 Hal Turner, DE Detroit Lions, 1954 Charley Wade, WR Chicago Bears, 1974 Green Bay Packers, 1975 Kansas City Chiefs, 1977

Willie Walker, FL Detroit Lions, 1966

Bill West, DB Oakland Raiders, 1971 Dwight Wheeler, T-C New England Patriots, 1978-83 Los Angeles Raiders, 1984-88 Bernard Wilson, NT Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 1993 Arizona Cardinals, 1994-97 Javarris Williams, RB Kansas City Chiefs, 2009-2011 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

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Tigers in the Super Bowl

Tennessee State has been well represented on the rosters of 13 teams in 17 Super Bowls. Out of the 18 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. There are only two Tigers to sit across the field as opponents during the championship game. Joe Gilliam, Jr. played against John Holland of the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IX. 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. In 2011, Anthony Levine joined the ranks of TSU’s Super Bowl List when the Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl XLV. Levine was on the practice squad but was present during the trophy presentation.

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

Oliver Davis, DB Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl XVI

Fletcher Smith, DB Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl I

Donald Laster, OG Washington Redskins Super Bowl XVII

Jim Marsalis, DB Kansas City Chief Super Bowl IV

Richard Dent, DE Chicago Bears Super Bowl XX MVP

Nolan Smith, KR Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl IV

Randy Fuller, DB Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl XXX Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl XXXIII

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

Richard Dent played for the 1986 NFL Champions, Chicago Bears, and was named Super Bowl XX MVP.

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

Mike Hegman, LB Dallas Cowboys Super Bowls XII, XIII

Anthony Levine, DB Green Bay Super Bowl XLV Baltimore Super Bowl XLVII

Claude Humphrey, DE Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl XV

Lamar Divens, DL San Francisco Super Bowl XLVII

Rodney Parker, WR Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl XV

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Tennessee State All-Time Letterwinners

Abernathy, Mingo, 1997 Adams, 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 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 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, 2012Barnes, Lawrence, 1973-76 Bass, Anthony, 2011Bass, William, 1944-45 Batson, John, 1951-52 Bather, Andrew, 2012Bather, Brandon, 2007-10 Bather, Justin, 2009-2012 Beachman, Booker, 1977-80 Beachum, Kent, 1986 Beale, Jermaine, 1999- 2002 Beamon, Michael, 1987-88 Beavers, Oscar, 1951-52 Becker,Michael, 2008-09 Bell, David, 1994

Belvin,Brandon 2006 -08 Benson, Eric 2005-08 Bentley ,Billie Berry, Ryan, 2009-2012 Berry, Dexter, 1978-80 Bethea, Jimmy, 1990-92 Biggles, Kenneth, 1981-84 Bigham, Nahshon 2005-08 Billings, Buck, 1997-98 Bills, Darmont, 1980 Black, Avion, 1997-99 Black, DeVaughn, 1995 Blackmon, Brandon, 2007-08 Bledsoe,Kelvin, 2006 -08 Blue, Willie, 1976-79 Bobo, Odgra, 1949-50 Bobo, Primes, 1979-82 Bolden, Eddie, 1964-67 Bolden, John, 1915-17 Bond, Kevin, 1992 Bond, Lucius, 1943-44 Bonds, Victor, 1992-95 Bonner, Charles, 1987 Booker, Lionel, 1980-81 Boone, David, 1961-62 Boone, Ike, 1996-99 Bossie, Elijah, 1965 Bowen, Eugene, 1964-67 Bowen, Samuel, 1957-58 Bowens, Corey, 1998 Bowens, Joe, 2012Bowers, Danny, 1988 Boyd, Robert, 1981-82 Bradford, Jimmy, 1969 Brady, Ken, 1965 Bread, Anthony, 2001 Brandon, Phillip, 2008 Brannon, Robert, 1984-86 Brantley, Donell, 1997- 2000 Brantley, Otis, 1955-56 Brewer, Coleridge, 1944 Brewer, Darian, 2012 Bride, Larry, 1993-94 Bridges, Marvin, 1948 Bright, Ronald, 2009-10 Broadway, Jeremy, 2009 Broner, Jerome, 1986 Brooks, Bernell, 2012Brooks, Cliff, 1968-71 Brooks, Darrell, 1989-91 Brooks, Darrell, 1984 Brooks, Germaine, 2000 Brooks, Sidney, 1988 Brooks, Stephen, 2010-11 Broome, Arcentae, 1995-98 Broughton, Tim, 2012Broussard, 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 Burley, Ivan, 2003-04 Burnette, Fred, 2003-05 Bumgardner, Jody, 1990 Burris, Brian, 1987 Burton, Myron, 1996 Bush, Clarence, 1950-52 Butler, John, 1971-74 Butterfield, Tyrone, 1997-98 Butts, Johnny, 2008 Byrd, Clinton, 1951 Byrd, DeShawn, 2012Byrdsell, Paul, 1962

Caldwell, Darryl, 1981-82 Caldwell, James, 1950-52 Campbell, Albert, 1958 Campbell, Levell, 1959 Campbell, Lee, 1995-96 Cannon, Pierre, 2003 Cansler, Bud, 1929-30 Canty,Jarvis, 2007-08 Carnahan, Ralph, 1975-76 Carpenter, Harry, 1965-68 Carter, Alex, 1983-84 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-

Clark, David, 1998- 2001 Clark, Dorian, 1992-95 Clark, Major, 1950-51 Clark, Willie, 1988 Clay, Benny, 1956-59 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, Dale, 1979 Collins, Keith, 1992-95 Collins, Robert, 1951 Cook, Jerald, 2005-06 Cook, Latwaun, 1995-96 Cook, Stanley, 1994-97 Cooks, Tyrone, 1971-74 Cooley, Willie, 1954-57 Cooper, Juandale, 2000-03 Cooper, Joe, 1965-68 Cooper, Mark, 1990 Copeland, George, 1991-93 Cork, Kippie, 1997-98 Cornelius, Joe, 1965-68 Council, Rico, 2007-11 Coure, Eric, 1996 Cox, 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 Crockett, 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 Bold - Players Active

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Dale, Andrew, 2012Dance, Wayne, 1951-53 Dandridge, Tony, 1988 Daniels, David, 1980-84 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 Delaney, George, 1962 Deloney, Chris, 2010-11 DeLong, Gabe, *1998-99 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 Dunham, Maurice, 1992-95 Dunlap, King, 1965-68 Durden, Michael, 1997- 2000

Eady, Saul, 1989-90 Earthman, Andrew, 1956-59 Edmondson, Alton, 1982-84 Edwards, Jonathon, 2003-06 Edwards, Kadeem, 2009Eggleston, 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, 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, 2011Fitzpatrick, 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, Richard, 1992-95 Freeman, Rodney, 1978-80

Freeman, Terryl, 1989 Frett, Vernon, 2011Frierson, John, 1990-92 Fritz, Rodney, 2008-09 Fuller, Randy, 1990-93

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, 2011Garrett, James, 1957-59 Gaston, Benny, 1994-95 Gatewood, Eddie, 1972-73 Gavin, Charles, 1954-57 Gay, Melvin, 1951 Gayle, Richard, 2005 -06 German, Michael, 2011Germany, 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, 2011Godfrey, Colin, 1989-92 Godfrey, Jamin 2010Golden, 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 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, 2012Hall, 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 Harper, Antonio 2010Hardin, 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, 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, Emmett, 1976-79 Haynes, Lee, 1977-80 Headen, Thomas, 1979-82 Hector, Anton, 1998-99 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

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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 Holiday, George, 1949-51 Holiday, Herman, 1936 Holland, Garr, 1997- 2000 Holland, Jacob, 1976 Holland, John, 1971-73 Holland, 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, 2012Horton, Willie, 1981-84 Horne, Hilton, 2000-03 House, Howard, 1994 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, 2012Jackson, Greg, 1978 Jackson, Javier, 2008-09 Jackson, Kevin, 1996-97 Jackson, Kevin, 1998-99 Jackson, Leslie, 1947 Jackson, Marquaveus, 2012Jackson, Michael, 1987-88 Jackson, Nathaniel, 1973-76 Jackson, Orlandis, 2008 Jackson, Orsorio, 1987-89 Jackson, Ron, 2000-03 Jackson, Thomas, 1992-93-94; 96 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 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, Kelcey, 1994 Johnson, Kevin, 1999- 2000 Johnson, 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

Kellione, Jordan, 2012 Kelly, James, 1971-73 Kemp, Tyson, 2009 Kenney, John, 1960-62 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

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 Laws, Bryan, 1987 Lawson, Sylvester, 1975-76 Leaks, Michael, 1988 Lee, Burrell, 1956 Lee, Cain, 1929-30-31 Lee, Charles, 1965 Lee, Dorian, 1983 Lee, Travis, 2004-05 Leeper, Louis, 1984-86 Leonard, A.C., 2012Levine, Anthony 2006 -09 Lewis, Cornelius, 2007-08 Lewis, Craig, 1988 Lewis, Donald, 1985-86-87 Lewis, James, 1971,73-74 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, 2012Lucas, 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 Major, 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

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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 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 Meneese, 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, 2011Mitchell, 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 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, 2011Morris, Roger, 2008-09 Morris, Theodore, 1962 Morrow, Gerald, 2003-06 Morrow, Jarrett, 2003-06 Morse, 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, 2009Murphy, Robert, 1979-80 Myers, Carnell, 2000-02 Myers, Darius, 2009 Myers, Robert, 2011-

Nails, Clarence, 1946-49 Ndem, Jack, 2012Nevels,Robert 2006 Newton, Cecil 2005-08 Nicholls, Donte’e, 2009-11 Nixon, Barry, 1987-89 Nunnally, Hoyt, 1968-71

Odell, Richard, 1978-79 Oden, McDonald, 1976-79 Oliver, Harold, 1978-79 Overton, Van, 1988 Owens, Anthony, 1987-90 Owens, Johnny, 1972-75 Owens, Vincal, 1993

Pannell, Darrell, 1988-89 Parker, Jeffrey, 1988 Parker, Hakeem, 2011 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, 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 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, 2012Rhoden, John, 2004-05 Rhodes, John, 1946-49 Rice, 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, Fred, 1987-88 Robinson, John, 1966-68 Robinson, Johnnie, 1965-66 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 2010Robles, 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 Rowser, 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 2010Sanders, Ed, 1997-98-99 Sanders, Shelton, 1974 Sanders, Sugar, 2002 Sanders, Willie, 1965 Sanford, George, 1950-52 Sarieh, Adi, 1991-92 Saunders, John, 1946-49 Savage, Willie, 1947-48 Scales, Joseph, 1969-70 Scantling, Desmond, 2000-01 Scott, Mario, 1998 Scott, Ricky, 1981-82 Scott, William, 1946 Seabrooks, Glenn, 1968-69 Sears, JeMarc, 2011Sears, Tim, 1979-80 Seay, Reggie, 1981-84 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, 2011Shoats, Gary, 1983-84 Shockley, Jeff, 1979 Shy, Melvin, 1974-75 Sibley, Derek, 2011Simmons, Arthur, 1936-38 Simmons, Jimmy, 2004 Simmons, Joseph, 1950-51 Simmons, Kelvin, 1997-99 Simmons, Lawrence, 1936-37

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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, Sam, 1965-66 Smith, T. J., 1995-97 Smith,Troy 2006 Smith, Wilbur, 1979-82 Smith, William, 1948-51 Smith, William P., 1944-47 Snow, Marcus, 2009-10 Sorrells, Calvin, 1955-58 Sparkman, Charles, 2007-10 Spears, Eric, 1983-85 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, Marquis, 1999-2001 Stevens, Billy, 1962 Stevens, Willie, 1952-53 Stevenson, Martine, 2011Stevenson, 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 2010Taylor, 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, 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, 2011Tiddle, 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 2010Vasser, Rommie, 1992-95 Vil, Eluzeis, 2011 Vinson, Ronnie, 2012Vipond, 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, 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, 2011Watson, 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, 2011West, Loranzo, 1995-96 Whatley, Amos, 1980-81 Wheeler, Dwight, 1975-77 Whitaker, Michael, 2012Whitaker, Selmon, 1965-66 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 Wylie, Joseph, 2010-11 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, Charles, 1968-69 Wiliams, Daniel, 2003-05 Williams, Darrell, 1992-94 Williams, Daryl, 1993-95 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, 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, 2009Wilson, 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, 2012Woods, 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 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.

Bold - Players Active

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Tennessee State All-Americans 1934 Forrest Strange, C (CD, PC) 1935 William Cox, HB (CD, PC) 1936 Albert Umphrey, HB (CD, PC)

1967 Eldridge Dickey, QB (PC) Claude Humphrey, T (PC, SN, T, AP) 1968 James Marsalis, DB (AP, SN, PC) Elbert Drungo, T (PC)

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1937 Albert Umphrey, HB (CD, PC) Jimmie Harris, G (CD, PC) William Braudnex, E (CD, PC) 1944 William Bass, HB (CD, PC)

1969

Claude Brumfield, T (PC) Joe Jones, E (PC, AP, SC) Vernon Holland, T (PC) Wayne Reese, HB (PC)

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1945 William Bass, HB (CD, PC) Robert Drummond, T (CD, PC) 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)

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)

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Forrest Strange made history becoming TSU’s First All-American in 1934.

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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)

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1951 Harold Turner, E (CD, PC) James Caldwell, E (CD, PC)

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1952 Matthew Maiden, FB (CD, PC) James Caldwell, T (CD, PC) 1953 Perry Hairston, E (CD, PC) Roy Kimble, HB (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.

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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)

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1959 Charles Walker, E (CD, PC) Fred Metcalf, T (PC)

1960 George Balthazar, T (CD, PC)

1976 Oliver Davis, DB (PC) Sylvester Hicks, DT (PC) Jerrold McRae, WR (PC)

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1963 Robert Reed, G (PC) 1964 Robert Reed, G (PC)

1965 James Carter, G (PC) Johnnie Robinson, FL (PC) Eldridge Dickey, QB (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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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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Colin Godfrey was named to six different All-America Teams in 1990 and was the first member of TSU Football to accomplish the feat. It would take 13 years before Charles Anthony mirrored the achievement in 2003.

(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

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Tennessee State All-Americans

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)

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)

ALL - AMERICA 2003 Charles Anthony, RB  (AFCA, AP, SPN, SH, FG) C.J. Johnson, WR (SBN)

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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)

2004 Charles Anthony, RB (AFCA, AP, SBN, I-AA.org, FG, SH)

2007 Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie,DB (SBN, AP, TSN,)

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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)

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)

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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)

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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)

2010 Eugene Clifford, DB (AP/BTR/WC/CSN-FCS/SBN/SN/PS-FCS)

ALL - AMERICA 2011 Rico Council, LB (BTR/SPN) Stephen Godbolt III, DB (CSJ - Freshman All-American) Joseph Wylie, DB (DC, BTR - Honorable Mention)

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1988 Roderick Reed, LB (SH) 1989 Anthony Pleasant, DE (SH, ND, AP, FG) Simon Shanks, LB (E)

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)

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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)

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1992 Colin Godfrey, P (SH) Perry Hall, LB (SH)

1993 Brent Alexander, FS (AP, NFL, SH, SPN) Randy Fuller, CB (NFL)

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1994 Cedric Davis (SH, NFL) 1999

Lamar Carter, DE (SPN) Leon Murray, QB (SPN) Bennie Anderson (SBN) Avion Black (Team Link) Michael Thompson (SBN)

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Tennessee State All-Americans/Championships

TOTAL ALL-AMERICANS........................................... 330 MOST ALL-AMERICANS NAMED................................ PC

NUMBER OF ALL-AMERICANS BY MEDIA OUTLET AP.............................23 CD.............................37 PC.............................95 E...............................13 SC...............................2 T.................................4 AD............................26 SN.............................13 BM............................11 K.................................7 FA...............................1 NB...............................1 SBN............................8 PF...............................3 ADW...........................8 SH.............................34 AFCA..........................6

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...............................1 CFPA...........................1

MID-WESTERN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS 1946 • 1947 • 1954 • 1956 1959 • 1960 • 1961 • 1963 1964 • 1965 • 1966 BLACK COLLEGE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS 1946 • 1947 • 1954 • 1956 1965 • 1966 • 1970 • 1971 1973 • 1979 • 1981 • 1982 GRANTLAND RICE BOWL NCAA MID-EAST REGION CHAMPIONS 1965 (Co-Champs) 1966 • 1970 • 1971 NCAA DIVISION I-AA PLAYOFFS 1981 • 1982 • 1998 1986 • 1999

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LP Field - Home of the Tigers

The Tennessee State Tigers play two home

grass field was rated as the fourth best playing

Tiger fans gather early and stay late to enjoy

games in one of the nation’s finest sports

surface in the NFL in a poll conducted among

tailgating on LP Field grounds. In addition to

venues in LP Field, sharing the facility for home

league players in 2001.

games featuring the Tigers and Titans. LP Field

games with the National Football League’s Tennessee Titans.

LP Field has 144 luxury suites and 9,600 club

The state-of-the-art facility has served as

lounges. There are also approximately 7,500

home of the Tigers and the Titans since the

parking spaces on the site.

1999 season. LP Field is located on the east bank of the Cumberland River in downtown

seats with access to the stadium club and club

LP Field grounds are also designed to

Nashville.

help create a park-like setting along the

LP Field, which seats approximately 69,143

bland concrete and asphalt. More than 205

fans, boasts incredible amenities, ranging

trees have been planted on the 105-acre

from spacious and tastefully appointed locker

campus.

rooms to massive scoreboards. The natural

Cumberland River, not just a showplace for

also hosts college football’s annual Music City Bowl in late December. LP Field hosts concerts and other special events during the course of a year. In 2012, the Tigers will play their 14th season at LP Field. Since beginning play in the stateof-the-art NFL facility in 1999, the Tigers have posted a 35-25 record in games played at LP Field.

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LP Field - Home of the Tigers • LP Field was built with the Tigers very own locker room • Former names include Adelphia Coliseum (1999–2002) and The Coliseum (2002–2006) • TSU posts a 35-25 record at LP Field moving into their 14th 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 LP Field 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 LP Field. 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 LP Field, then called Adelphia Coliseum, with a 41-8 win over Alabama State in the first ever John Merritt Classic.

TOP-15 ATTENDANCE AT LP FIELD TEAM RESULT DATE ATT. 1. Arkansas-Pine Bluff* W 40-13 9/29/12 31,765 2. Southern W 34-32 9/6/08 28,830 3. Alabama A&M L 14-27 9/3/05 25,342 4. Southern W 33-7 10/3/11 25,209 5. Alabama A&M W 42-7 9/4/04 25,117 6. Eastern Illinois* W 24-14 11/1/03 25,037 7. Murray State* W 42-28 11/3/07 24,878 8. Tennessee Tech* W 41-14 11/1/08 24,361 9. Alabama A&M L 7-24 9/5/09 23,871 10. Southeast Missouri* W 38-36 11/6/04 23,421 11. Eastern Illinois* L 3-27 11/5/05 23,481 12. Alabama A&M L 23-49 9/1/07 23,440 13. UT Martin* W 26-8 10/26/02 22,438 14. Alabama A&M W 27-14 9/4/10 22,607 15. UT Martin* L 7-28 11/7/09 22,092 * Denotes Homecoming Games

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Hale Stadium - “The Hole”

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.

in 1982, with the Tigers defeating Eastern Illinois University 20-19 in front of a crowd of 8,000. During their years at Hale, TSU Football went undefeated ten times, won ten championships in the now-defunct Midwestern Conference and claimed the Ohio Valley Conference championship in 1998, its final season in the stadium.

The 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.

In the last game at Hale Stadium, Tennessee State won 28-14 over Texas Southern University on November 21, 1998.

The stadium hosted a second-round NCAA Division I-AA playoff game

In 2012, the Tigers return to ‘The Hole’ . TSU hosts three games starting with Austin Peay on Sept. 15.

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Hale Stadium - “The Hole” 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 3-0-0

TOTAL 137-27-5 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.

TSU Plays the Classics

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Overall Record in Classics: 63-44-3 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

ONLY APPEARANCES COSBY FOOTBALL CLASSIC: 9/15/89 - W14-13 vs. Central State

MOTOR CITY CLASSIC: 11/2/85 - L10-13 vs. Southern

GATEWAY CLASSIC: 9/4/93 - L15-23 vs. Florida A&M

RIVER FRONT CLASSIC: 9/9/00 - L14-16 vs. North Carolina A&T

ORANGE BLOSSOM CLASSIC: 12/1/56 - W41-39 vs. Florida A&M

LIL’ BROWN JUG CLASSIC:

10/20/84 - W71-0 vs. Kentucky State

ANGEL CITY CLASSIC First Appearance: 9/12/70 W24-14 vs. Alcorn State Last Appearance: 9/12/70 W24-14 vs. Alcorn State ATLANTA FOOTBALL CLASSIC First Appearance: *9/15/72 W14-0 vs. Morgan State Last Appearance: 9/25/10 W29-18 vs. Florida A&M vs. Florida A&M: 5-12* vs. Morgan State: 1-0* vs. South Carolina State: 3-1 vs. Southern: 0-1

*AEC Record: 2-1 AFC Record: 6-14 *1972-89 held different names including Atlanta Ebony Classic

BLUFF CITY CLASSIC First Appearance: —/—/47 W26-0 vs. Arkansas State Last Appearance: 9/17/88 W13-6 vs. Mississippi Valley State vs. Alcorn State: 1-0 vs. Arkansas State: 1-0 vs. Jackson State: 1-0-1 vs. Kentucky State: 1-0 vs. Lincoln (Mo.): 4-1-1

vs. Mississippi Valley State: 2-1 vs. Norfolk State: 1-0 vs. Southern: 1-0 vs. Texas Southern: 1-0 Overall Record: 13-2-2

CAPITOL CLASSIC First Appearance: --/--/46 L6-14 vs. North Carolina State Last Appearance: 11/04/78 W41-7 vs. North Carolina Central vs. Maryland State: 1-0 vs. North Carolina A&T: 1-0 vs. North Carolina State: 0-1

vs. West Virginia State: 1-0 vs. Wilberforce: 1-0 Overall Record: 4-1

CHICAGO FOOTBALL CLASSIC First Appearance: 9/23/72 W40-13 vs. Alcorn State Last Appearance: 9/11/93 L18-24 vs. Jackson State vs. Alcorn State:1-0 vs. Central State: 1-0

vs. Jackson State: 0-1 Overall Record: 2-1

vs. Alabama A&M: 3-2 vs. Alabama State: 4-0 vs. Alcorn State: 4-0 vs. Arkansas State: 1-0 vs. Bishop: 1-0 vs. Central State: 2-2 vs. Howard: 1-0 vs. Eastern Kentucky: 0-1 vs. Florida A&M: 7-14

vs. Grambling State: 0-2 vs. Jackson State: 14-10-1 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

DATE W-L SCORE OPPONENT LOCATION ATT. CLASSIC —/—/46 L 6-14 North Carolina State Washington D.C. ——— Capitol Classic —/—/47 W 26-0 Arkansas A&M Memphis, Tenn. ——— Bluff City Classic —/—/47 W 27-12 West Virginia State Washington D.C. ——— Capitol Classic —/—/48 W 30-26 Wilberforce Washington D.C. ——— Capitol Classic —/—/49 W 49-13 Jackson State Jackson, Miss. ——— Magnolia Classic —/—/50 W 20-0 Lincoln Memphis, Tenn. ——— Bluff City Classic —/—/50 W 28-13 North Carolina A&T Washington D.C. ——— Capitol Classic —/—/51 W 26-21 Lincoln Memphis, Tenn. ——— Bluff City Classic —/—/51 W 25-0 Jackson State Jackson, Miss. ——— Magnolia Classic —/—/52 L 12-20 Lincoln Memphis, Tenn. ——— Bluff City Classic —/—/53 T 19-19 Lincoln Memphis, Tenn. ——— Bluff City Classic 9/25/54 W 33-13 Lincoln Memphis, Tenn. ——— Bluff City Classic 9/17/55 W 7-0 Lincoln Memphis, Tenn. ——— Bluff City Classic 11/10/56 W 52-6 Alcorn State Memphis, Tenn. ——— Bluff City Classic —/—/56 W 6-0 Maryland State Washington D.C. ——— Capitol Classic 12/1/56 W 41-39 Florida A&M Miami, Fla. (Orange Bowl) 41,808 Orange Blossom Classic 11/13/65 W 31-6 Lincoln St. Louis, Mo. (Busch Stadium) ——— Gateway Classic 11/12/66 W 28-6 Lincoln St. Louis, Mo. (Busch Stadium) 3,500 Gateway Classic 11/22/69 W 49-14 Bishop Dallas, Texas (Cotton Bowl) 12,000 Lone Star Classic 9/12/70 W 24-14 Alcorn State Los Angeles, Ca. (LA Coliseum) ——— Angel City Classic 9/19/70 W 62-7 Kentucky State Memphis, Tenn. (Crump Stadium) 15,000 Bluff City Classic 11/21/70 W 21-3 Parsons St. Louis, Mo. (Busch Stadium) ——— Gateway Classic 9/25/71 W 18-7 Alcorn State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 17,006 Bluff City Classic 9/9/72 W 55-6 Norfolk State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) ——— Bluff City Classic 9/15/72 W 14-0 Morgan State Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta-Fulton Co.) 10,093 Atlanta Ebony Classic 9/23/72 W 40-13 Alcorn State Chicago, Ill. (Soldier Field) 40,000 Chicago Football Classic 9/13/74 W 44-12 Central State Chicago, Ill. (Soldier Field) ——— Chicago Football Classic 10/23/76 W 21-3 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Doak Campbell Stadium) ——— Atlanta Ebony Classic 11/4/78 W 41-7 North Carolina Central Washington, D.C. (RFK Stadium) ——— Capitol Classic 09/22/79 W 21-3 Texas Southern Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 32,000 Bluff City Classic 10/12/80 W 35-17 Alabama State Birmingham, Ala. (Legion Field) ——— Magic City Classic 10/3/81 W 21-20 Alabama State Birmingham, Ala. (Legion Field) 18,233 Magic City Classic 11/13/82 W 63-41 Mississippi Valley State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 16,000 Bluff City Classic 11/12/83 L 38-51 Mississippi Valley State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 25,000 Bluff City Classic 9/8/84 W 34-14 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 34,500 Bluff City Classic 10/20/84 W 71-0 Kentucky State Louisville, Ky. (Cardinal Stadium) 9,200 Lil’ Brown Jug Classic 10/5/85 L 13-28 Mississippi Valley State Indianapolis, Ind. (Hoosier Dome) 40,000 Circle City Classic 11/2/85 L 10-13 Southern Detroit, Mich. (Tiger Stadium) 23,000 Motor City Classic 11/1/86 T 17-17 Southern Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 25,000 Bluff City Classic 09/12/87 T 17-17 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 26,853 Bluff City Classic 10/3/87 L 28-31 Central State Indianapolis, Ind. (Hoosier Dome) 47,417 Circle City Classic 09/17/88 W 13-6 Mississippi Valley State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 15,232 Bluff City Classic 09/15/89 W 14-13 Central State Cleveland, Ohio (Cleveland Stadium) 8,078 Cosby Football Classic 09/23/89 L 9-21 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Bobby Dodd Stadium) 47,373 Atlanta Ebony Classic 09/8/90 W 23-14 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 39,579 Southern Heritage Classic

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TSU Plays the Classics

DATE W-L SCORE OPPONENT LOCATION ATT. CLASSIC 09/22/90 W 20-16 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Bobby Dodd Stadium) 46,024 Atlanta Football Classic 09/29/90 L 14-35 Central State Louisville, Ky. (Cardinal Stadium) 28,842 River City Classic 8/31/91 L 7-10 Mississippi Valley State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 25,891 Southern Heritage Classic 9/14/91 L 19-41 Jackson State Birmingham, Ala. (Legion Field) 17,581 Magic City Classic 9/28/91 L 7-43 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta-Fulton Co.) 49,767 Atlanta Football Classic 9/12/92 L 18-38 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 37,437 Southern Heritage Classic 9/26/92 L 12-20 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Atlanta-Fulton Co.) 43,211 Atlanta Football Classic 9/4/93 L 15-23 Florida A&M Jacksonville, Fla. (Gator Bowl) 30,097 Gateways Classic 9/11/93 L 18-24 Jackson State Chicago, Ill. (Soldier Field) 43,800 Chicago Football Classic 9/18/93 L 28-33 Grambling State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 41,669 Southern Heritage Classic 10/9/93 L 13-52 Eastern Kentucky Louisville, Ky. (Cardinal Stadium) 21,863 River City Classic 9/10/94 L 12-31 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 50,047 Southern Heritage Classic 9/24/94 W 32-28 South Carolina State Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 58,131 Atlanta Football Classic 9/9/95 L 19-24 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 48,533 Southern Heritage Classic 9/23/95 L 7-24 Florida A&M Orlando, Fla. (Citrus Bowl) 20,079 Orlando Weekend Classic 9/30/95 W 15-14 South Carolina State Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 52,387 Atlanta Football Classic 9/14/96 L 14-21 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 55,212 Southern Heritage Classic 9/28/96 L 18-19 Southern Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 45,894 Atlanta Football Classic 9/13/97 L 28-31 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 61,171 Southern Heritage Classic 9/27/97 L 28-34 South Carolina State Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 41,293 Atlanta Football Classic 10/4/97 L 37-49 North Carolina A&T Indianapolis, Ind. (RCA Dome) 59,011 Circle City Classic 10/18/97 L 7-28 UT-Chattanooga Chattanooga, Tenn. (Finley Stadium) 20,000 River City Classic 9/12/98 W 33-21 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 55,545 Southern Heritage Classic 9/26/98 L 23-31 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 28,987 Atlanta Football Classic 9/5/99 W 41-8 Alabama State Nashville, Tenn. (The Coliseum) 31,119 John Merritt Classic 9/10/99 W 48-33 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 50,723 Southern Heritage Classic 9/18/99 W 42-25 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 43,800 Atlanta Football Classic 9/2/00 W 39-13 Alabama State Nashville, Tenn. (The Coliseum) 20,463 John Merritt Classic 9/9/00 L 14-16 North Carolina A&T Cincinnati, Ohio (Cinergy Field) 30,300 River Front Classic 9/16/00 L 39-42 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 52,173 Southern Heritage Classic 9/23/00 L 6-31 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 62,455 Atlanta Football Classic 9/1/01 W 27-6 Alabama A&M Nashville, Tenn. (The Coliseum) 22,000 John Merritt Classic 9/22/01 W 27-7 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 61,052 Atlanta Football Classic 10/6/01 W 45-0 Howard Indianapolis, Ind. (RCA Dome) 28,960 Circle City Classic 11/22/01 W 64-33 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 28,960 Southern Heritage Classic 9/7/02 W 41-8 Prairie View A&M Nashville, Tenn. (The Coliseum) 18,652 John Merritt Classic 9/14/02 L 28-31 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 38,496 Southern Heritage Classic 9/21/02 L 14-49 Grambling State Las Vegas, Nev. (Boyd Stadium) 22,537 Silver Dollar Classic 9/28/02 L 24-37 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 67,167 Atlanta Football Classic 8/30/03 W 37-20 South Carolina State Nashville, Tenn. (The Coliseum) 18,124 John Merritt Classic 9/13.03 W 44-14 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 52,603 Southern Heritage Classic 9/20/03 L 7-10 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 70,185 Atlanta Football Classic 9/4/04 W 42-7 Alabama A&M Nashville, Tenn. (The Coliseum) 25,117 John Merritt Classic 9/18/04 W 21-20 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 55,015 Southern Heritage Classic 9/25/04 L 15-21 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 67,712 Atlanta Football Classic 10/2/04 L 13-30 South Carolina State Indianapolis, Ind. (RCA Dome) 51,082 Circle City Classic 9/3/05 L 14-27 Alabama A&M Nashville, Tenn. (The Coliseum) 25,342 John Merritt Classic 9/10/05 W 20-14 OT Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 48,300 Southern Heritage Classic 9/24/05 L 7-12 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 56,297 Atlanta Football Classic 10/1/05 L 3-16 North Carolina A&T Indianapolis, Ind. (RCA Dome) 42,310 Circle City Classic 9/2/06 L 20-27 Alabama A&M Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field) 19,487 John Merritt Classic 9/16/06 W 31-30 OT Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 53,441 Southern Heritage Classic 9/30/06 L 22-25 OT Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 57,885 Atlanta Football Classic 9/8/07 W 16-13 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 50,879 Southern Heritage Classic 9/1/07 L 23-49 Alabama A&M Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field) 23,440 John Merritt Classic 9/29/07 L 17-18 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 56,990 Atlanta Football Classic 9/6/08 W 34-32 Southern Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field) 28,830 John Merritt Classic 9/13/08 W 41-18 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn.(Liberty Bowl) 50,794 Southern Heritage Classic 9/27/08 L 21-28 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 50,428 Atlanta Football Classic 9/5/09 L 24-7 Alabama A&M Nashville, Tenn.(LP Field) 23,871 John Merritt Classic 9/12/09 W 14-7 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 43,306 Southern Heritage Classic 9/26/09 L 31-12 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 51,950 Atlanta Football Classic 9/4/10 W 27-14 Alabama A&M Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field) 22,607 John Merritt Classic 9/11/10 L 26-33 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 44,688 Southern Heritage Classic 9/25/10 W 29-18 Florida A&M Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) 54,202 Atlanta Football Classic 10/2/10 W 37-7 North Carolina A&T Indianapolis, Ind. (RCA Dome) 35,217 Circle City Classic 9/3/11 W 33-7 Southern Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field) 25,209 John Merritt Classic 9/10/11 L 29-35 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 43,532 Southern Heritage Classic 9/1/12 W 17-14 Florida A&M Nashville, Tenn. (LP Field) 15,562 John Merritt Classic 9/8/12 W 38-12 Jackson State Memphis, Tenn. (Liberty Bowl) 42,257 Southern Heritage Classic

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: 11/21/70 W, 21-3 vs. Parsons vs. Lincoln: 2-0 vs. Parsons: 1-0

Overall Record: 3-0 JOHN MERRITT CLASSIC First Appearance: 9/5/99 W, 41-8 vs. Alabama State Last Appearance: 9/1/12 W, 17-14 vs. Florida A&M

vs. Alabama A&M: 3-4 vs. Alabama State: 2-0 vs. Florida A&M: 1-0

vs. Prarie View: 1-0 vs. South Carolina State: 1-0 vs. Southern: 2-0 Overall Record: 10-4 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: 9/8/12 W, 38-12 vs. Jackson State vs. Grambling State: 0-1 vs. Jackson State: 12-10

vs. Mississippi Valley State: 0-1 Overall Record: 12-12

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John Merritt & Brown Jug Classic

ALL-TIME RECORDS IN THE JOHN MERRITT CLASSIC TENNESSEE STATE..............................................................................................10-4 ALABAMA A&M.................................................................................................... 4-2 ALABAMA STATE.................................................................................................. 0-2 Florida A&M........................................................................................................... 0-1 PRAIRIE VIEW A&M.............................................................................................. 0-1 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE.................................................................................. 0-1 SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY.................................................................................... 0-2

Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012

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)

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

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 Classic also provides an opportunity for community outreach with its weekend of activities.

The 1950 TSU Football Team holding “The Little Brown Jug”. The Little Brown Jug is the symbol of victory between Tennessee State and Kentucky State. On one side is a huge white “T” representing TSU and the opposite side a bright gold “K” representing KSU.

TSU players pose to promote the Lil’ Brown Jug Classic. (L-R) Val Gene Johnson, Lee Derrick, Lindale Massengale and Charles Patton.

The Lil’ Brown Jug now sits in the TSU athletic director’s office.

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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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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 *Took home the trophy due to winning the tiebreaker All-Time Sgt. York Trophy Game Results 2007 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 27 Oct. 6 Oct. 11 Nov. 17

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

2008 Sept. 20 Oct. 4 Oct. 16 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1

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

2009 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

@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

2010 Sept. 18 Sept. 30 Oct. 9 Oct. 23 Nov. 6 Nov. 13

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

Tennessee State head football coach Rod Reed (right) is pictured with Tennessee State great Ed Temple at the Nashville Sports Council’s 2012 Pepsi Celebration of Champions event. Coach Reed accepted the Sgt. York Trophy after his team won the award for the third in the five years the award has existed. 2011 Oct. 1 @Austin Peay 37, Tennessee State 34 Oct. 1 Tennessee Tech 34, @UT Martin 31 Oct. 8 @UT Martin 61, Austin Peay 23 Oct. 15 Tennessee State 42, @Tennessee Tech 40 Nov. 12 @Tennessee State 35, UT Martin 30 Nov. 19 @Tennessee Tech 49, Austin Peay 7 2012 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Oct. 27 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 17

@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

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:

3 - Done Five Times 3 - Done Five Times 5 - Tennessee State vs. Tennessee Tech (10/15/11) 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:

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 - Stephen Stansell, APSU vs. TSU (9/18/10) 4 - Zach Sharp, TTU vs. TSU (10/15/11) 50 - Stephen Stansell, APSU vs. TSU (9/18/10) 9 - Jason Lennartz, TTU vs. TSU (10/31/09) 9 - Taylor Cisneros, TSU vs. UTM (11/13/10) 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)

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Homecoming

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 10/7/89 TENNESSEE STATE 11/10/90 TENNESSEE STATE 11/2/91 Eastern Kentucky 10/24/92 TENNESSEE STATE

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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 Grambling State Southern TENNESSEE STATE Austin Peay

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10/30/93 TENNESSEE STATE 15 Morehead State 10/1/94 Florida A&M 14 TENNESSEE STATE 11/4/95 Tennessee Tech 28 TENNESSEE STATE 10/19/96 TENNESSEE STATE 37 Tennessee-Martin 11/08/97 TENNESSEE STATE 28 Tennessee Tech 10/24/98 TENNESSEE STATE 76 Tennessee-Martin 11/06/99 TENNESSEE STATE 25 Tennessee Tech 10/14/00 TENNESSEE STATE 33 Tennessee-Martin 10/13/01 TENNESSEE STATE 41 Miss. Valley State 10/26/02 TENNESSEE STATE 26 Tennessee-Martin 11/1/03 TENNESSEE STATE 24 Eastern Illinois 11/1/04 TENNESSEE STATE 38 S.E. Missouri State 11/5/05 Eastern Illinois 27 TENNESSEE STATE 10/28/06 TENNESSEE STATE 29 Samford 11/3/07 TENNESSEE STATE 42 Murray State 11/1/08 TENNESSEE STATE 41 Tennessee Tech 11/7/09 Tennessee-Martin 28 TENNESSEE STATE 11/7/09 Tennessee-Martin 28 TENNESSEE STATE 11/06/10 Eastern Illinois 31(OT) TENNESSEE STATE 11/12/11 TENNESSEE STATE 35 UT Martin 9/29/12 TENNESSEE STATE 40 Arkansas-Pine Bluff All-Time: 64-13-5 Current streak: 2 wins - * denotes played at Vanderbilt Stadium

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HOMECOMING 2011

(Above) TSU legend and NFL Hall of Famer Richard Dent made an appearance at the 2011 Homecoming. TSU defeated UT Martin, 35-30.

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Year-By-Year Results

Note:  Although the records from 19121932 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

1922 Coach Joe Scruggs Won 1  Lost 1  Tied Fisk University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . . 7-6 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 2-7

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

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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

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

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

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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

1946 Tigers - Black College National Champions

1947 Tigers - Black College National Champions 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

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

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

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

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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 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

1954 Tigers - Black College National Champions

1956 Tigers - Black College National Champions 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 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 1960 Coach Howard Gentry Won 7  Lost 3  Tied 0 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 13-12 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 21-12 Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . 6-20 South Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . 60-0 Central State College . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 28-12 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . 38-8 Prairie View A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . 0-21 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 34-12 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 25-22

1961 Coach Lawrence Simmons Won 4 Lost 4 Tied 1 Prairie View A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . 21-21 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 37-21 Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . 8-25 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . 8-28 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 28-13 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . . 0-7 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 29-20 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 14-10 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . 6-12 1962 Coach Lawrence Simmons Won 1  Lost 7  Tied 1 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . 13-16 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . 8-13 Grambling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . 6-26 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . 6-26 Florida A&M . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . 0-20 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . 0-13 Lincoln University . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . 16-16 Kentucky State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 33-10 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . 6-36 1963 Coach John Merritt Won 6  Lost 3  Tied 0 Morris Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . 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

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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 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 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

1965 Tigers -Black College National Champions

1966 Tigers - Black College National Champions

1970 Tigers - Black College National Champions

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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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 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

1971 Tigers - Black College National Champions

1973 Tigers - Black College National Champions

1979 Tigers - Black College National Champions

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

1981 Coach John Merritt Won 9  Lost 2  Tied 0 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . 23-31 Southern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 17-14 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 48-25 Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 21-20 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 14-10 Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 42-30 Nicholls State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 49-11 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 28-18 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . 43-0 UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . 9-28 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 27-18 (Division I-AA Playoffs) *South Carolina State . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . 25-26 *-denotes later voided 1982 Coach John Merritt Won 9  Lost 0  Tied 1 Jackson State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . 21-0 Central State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . 34-0 Texas Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . 20-20 Alabama State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . 42-0 Grambling State . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . 22-8 UT-Chattanooga . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 27-21 Bethune-Cookman . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 41-11 Southern University . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 28-21 Mississippi Valley State . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 63-41 North Carolina A&T . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . . 34-6 (Division I-AA Playoffs) #Eastern Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . W . . . . . . . 20-19 #Eastern Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . L . . . . . . . . 7-13 #-denotes later voided

1981 Tigers - Black College National Champions

1982 Tigers - Black College National Champions

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Year-By-Year Results

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

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

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

1997 Coach L.C. Cole 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 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

1998 Coach L.C. Cole Overall: Won 9 Lost 3 OVC: Won 6 Lost 1 Sept. 5 at Middle Tennessee State L 28-27 27,568 Sept. 12 vs. Jackson State W 33-21 55,545 Sept. 26 vs. Florida A&M L 23-31 28,987 Oct. 3 Alabama A&M W 59-24 13,111 Oct. 10 at Eastern Kentucky W 31-21 10,400 Oct. 17 at Southeast Missouri W 38-7 5,714 Oct. 24 UT-Martin W 76-0 22,046 Oct. 31 at Eastern Illinois W 27-21 11,321 Nov. 7 at Tennessee Tech W 42-21 3,844 Nov. 14 at Murray State W 46-44 8,610 Nov. 21 Texas Southern W 28-14 16,091 (Division I-AA Playoffs) Nov. 28 Appalachian State L 31-45 3,885

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Year-By-Year Results 2003 Coach James Reese (Not DONE) Overall: Won 7 Lost 5 OVC: Won 5 Lost 3 Sept. 4 Alabama A&M W 42-7 25,117 Sept. 9 at UT-Martin W 27-13 7,019 Sept. 18 vs. Jackson State. W 21-20 55,015 Sept. 25 vs. Florida A&M L 15-21 67,712 Oct. 2 vs. South Carolina State L 13-30 51,082 Oct. 16 at Jacksonville State L 35-49 14,722 Oct. 23 Samford L 36-42 5,041 Oct. 30 at Eastern Illinois L 24-34 5,422 Nov. 6 Southeast Missouri W 38-36 23,421 Nov. 13 at Eastern Kentucky L 14-29 7,100 Nov. 20 Murray State L 13-30 4,864

1999 Ohio Valley Conference Champions

1998 Ohio Valley Conference Champions 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 42-41 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 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(2OT) 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 (NOT DONE) Coach James Reese Overall: Won 8 Lost 3 OVC: Won 3 Lost 3 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 14-20 4,217 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 14-20 4,217 Nov. 21 Murray State L 20-45 2,329

2004 Coach James Reese Overall: Won 4 Lost 7 OVC: Won 2 Lost 5 Sept. 4 Alabama A&M W 42-7 25,117 Sept. 9 at UT-Martin W 27-13 7,019 Sept. 18 vs. Jackson State. W 21-20 55,015 Sept. 25 vs. Florida A&M L 15-21 67,712 Oct. 2 vs. South Carolina State L 13-30 51,082 Oct. 16 at Jacksonville State L 35-49 14,722 Oct. 23 Samford L 36-42 5,041 Oct. 30 at Eastern Illinois L 24-34 5,422 Nov. 6 Southeast Missouri W 38-36 23,421 Nov. 13 at Eastern Kentucky L 14-29 7,100 Nov. 20 Murray State L 13-30 4,864 2005 Coach James Webster Overall: Won 2 Lost 9 OVC: Won 1 Lost 6 Sept. 3 Alabama A&M L 14-27 25,342 Sept. 10 vs. Jackson State. W 20-14 (OT) 48,300 Sept. 17 at UT-Martin L 20-42 5,263 Sept. 24 vs. Florida A&M L 7-12 56,297 Oct. 1 vs. North Carolina A&T L 3-16 42,310 Oct. 13 at Tennessee Tech W 31-20 10,226 Oct. 22 Jacksonville State L 3-33 6,490 Oct. 29 at Samford L 11-31 8,278 Nov. 5 Eastern Illinois L 3-27 23,481 Nov. 12 at Southeast Missouri L 24-32 2,512 Nov. 19 Eastern Kentucky L 0-49 4,779 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(OT)53,441 Sept. 23 at Vanderbilt L 9-38 27,460 Sept. 30 vs. Florida A&M L 22-25(OT) 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

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Year-By-Year Results

2007 Coach James Webster Overall: Won 5 Lost 6 OVC: Won 4 Lost 3 Sept. 1 Alabama A&M L 23-49 23,440 Sept. 8 vs. Jackson State W 16-13 50,879 Sept. 15 at Austin Peay . W 33-32(OT) 8,359 Sept. 22 at Southern L 34-41 15,371 Sept. 29 vs. Florida A&M L 17-18 56,990 Oct. 11 at Tennessee Tech W 45-28 9,369 Oct. 20 at #21 Eastern Kentucky L 7-49 11,500 Oct. 27 #25 Eastern Illinois L 35-38 8,935 Nov. 3 Murray State W 42-28 24,878 Nov. 8 at Samford W 38-28 4,193 Nov. 17 UT Martin L 38-43 7,859 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 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) 21,596 Nov. 13 at UT Martin L 0-37 3,141 Nov. 20 at Murray State L 23-28 2,904

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................. 3................. 16-17......... .363 * - FROM 1912-1932 SOME RECORDS ARE INCOMPLETE BUT THE LISTED HAVE BEEN VERIFIED # - SERVED TWO SEPERATE COACHING TERMS

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 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


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