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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Welcome to 2011

22 2011 Outlook

60 The Vols

62 Player Profiles 91 2011 Signees

96 2010 Review

98 Season Review 100 Neyland Stadium 101 Season Notes 106 Game Recaps 119 Season Statistics 128 2011 SEC Schedule

>> GUIDE TO THE PROGRAM

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The 2011 University of Tennessee Orange & White Game Program is published by the Department of Athletics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996. Editors: Jimmy Stanton, Bud Ford, John Painter, Andrew Lentz, Drew Rutherford /// Page Design: Amanda Pruitt /// Writer: Josh Pate /// Photography: Patrick Murphy-Racey (pmrphoto.com), Elizabeth Olivier (UTSports.com) /// Cover Layout & Additional Design: John Schaffhauser (Schaffhauser Design, Canton, Miss.) /// Additional Design: Tombras Group /// Printing: UT Graphic Arts. 1

2010 REVIEW

46 Head Coach Derek Dooley 48 Coordinators 50 Assistant Coaches 54 Operations Staff 58 Administration

THE VOLS

44 Staff

STAFF

24 Outlook 27 Depth Chart 28 Roster 30 Lettermen Returning/Lost 31 Roster Geography 32 Position by Position 36 Orange & White Roster 37 Spring Notes 42 2011 Opponents

OUTLOOK

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2011 OUTLOOK 24 Outlook /// 27 Depth Chart /// 28 Roster /// 30 Lettermen Returning /Lost /// 31 Roster Geography /// 32 Position by Position Breakdown /// 36 Orange & White Roster /// 37 Spring Notes /// 42 2011 Opponents photo >> Patrick Murphy-Racey (pmrphoto.com)


oUTLOOK

Vols Enter 2011 Season Younger, More Experienced With Returners at Key Positions, UT Squad Looks to Take Step Forward in Dooley’s Second Year on The Hill By Josh Pate UTSports.com

Justin Hunter

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By most accounts, second-year head coach Derek Dooley has his Tennessee Volunteers in better shape now than when he took over the team a year ago. Make no mistake, the Vols do lose some critical contributors on offense and defense from last year’s resilient squad. Yet Dooley and company have a much deeper well from which to draw heading into the 2011 football season. The superstar playmakers from last year have moved on in ultimate deep threat wide receiver Denarius Moore and his complement Gerald Jones, whose spectacular third-down catches were vital for Tennessee. Defensively, the Vols lose their premier leader and hard-hitter Nick Reveiz. Those guys no longer being a presence in the locker room and on the field will leave a huge hole to fill for the remaining 85 who inherit the honor of carrying the ‘T’ on the side of the helmet. Still, the best part about heading into the 2011 is that last season provided a glimpse of what could be. Tennessee came out in Dooley’s first season to a lowly 2-6 record after running the gauntlet of opponents in national champion contender Oregon and SEC contenders Florida and Alabama. Yet the Vols didn’t fold. They rebounded with four consecutive victories and earned a berth in the Music City Bowl against a hard-nosed North Carolina team that faced many of the same challenges as the men in orange last season. The topsyturvy season, of course, was summed up by the way the final minutes and two overtimes played out in Nashville: North Carolina 30, Tennessee 27. The loss on a chilly December night stuck with

the Vols. Each member of the orange team that came out of the locker room beneath the seats at LP Field vowed they would keep that feeling with them into the offseason, spring practice, and later into the fall camp just like Dooley asked of them. “Every time that they want to lay in bed and not work in the offseason, they better think about how they feel, so I hope they bottle this feeling up,” Dooley said after the bowl game loss. “I know I will.” So with that, spring practice didn’t being with a light-hearted approach. The fun and excitement of popping pads and crashing helmets was replaced with a touch of hunger and a dash of revenge. And the Vols are in solid shape to turn their emotion into quality on-field performance this fall. Tennessee returns seven starters on offense and six on defense. Offensively, the skill positions at wide receiver will depend heavily on youth and new faces, while the battery at center and quarterback, as well as the backfield, will be intact from last season. The offensive line, which was a season-long concern last year, is on the verge of reaping the benefits of youth and inexperience. Defensively, the secondary is intact. The concern, however, sits on the line and at linebacker, where the Vols must find five new starters to plug holes against the run and to force the pass rush with greater urgency. Special teams are, in a word, new, as Tennessee will have a fresh arsenal of legs kicking the ball and possibly returning kicks.

OFFENSE

Last season, the concern surrounded who would take over the open quarterback position


2011 OUTLOOK

Ju’Wuan James

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on the line. A trio of freshmen got their feet wet early last year in James Stone, Zach Fulton and Ja’Wuan James. Stone moved over to center late last year and fared well in his first season at Tennessee, so the sophomore will be ready to snap or be available to fill roles elsewhere on the line. Fulton stepped in at right guard last year, while James solidified right tackle. Dallas Thomas is just a junior at left tackle but is the elder statesman of this group. Others in the mix on the offensive line include sophomore transfer Alex Bullard, junior Carson Anderson, and freshman Jacob Gilliam. Bookending the offensive line will be the challenge on offense. Gone are pass catchers Denarius Moore and Gerald Jones, as well as tight end Luke Stocker. They were Bray’s go-to weapons. Moore provided the deep-ball threat, while Jones was Mr. Third Down and Stocker was clutch across the middle. Together, the trio ranked 1, 2 and 3 on Tennessee’s receiving list last year. The Vols now turn to a pair of sophomore receivers with speed. Two-sport athlete Justin Hunter plans to fill Moore’s role as the deep man with his blazing speed from track also applying to the football field. The sprinter caught 16 passes for 415 yards in 2010. The eye-poppers, however, are his 25.9-yard-per-catch average that displays his passion for the deep ball, and his seven touchdowns, which ranked second on the team last year.

THE VOLS

Herman Lathers

an increased role in the offense as the rest of the backfield is young but talented. Channing Fugate came on strong at fullback as last season progressed, and eventually took on the starting role in his freshman campaign. The sophomore solidified himself as a staple in the Tennessee backfield thanks to his natural blocking skills and occasional threat in the passing game. Fugate caught just two balls last year, but made the most of them with a 10.5-yard average per catch. Junior Ben Bartholomew returns to this position for depth after spending last year at tight end. Bartholomew saw action in the fullback spot in 2008 and 2009. As the leader of the backfield, Poole’s task to cut through holes in the offensive line may be lightened this year with an offensive line that nearly returns intact. As burdensome as it was last year to fill gaps in the trenches, the payoff may come this year as four of the five positions have a returning starter back in place. Only outgoing senior Jarrod Shaw leaves his position at left guard, and sophomore JerQuari Schofield immediately becomes a top candidate to fill the role considering his experience. Pushing Schofield at that position is a true freshman, midterm enrollee Marcus Jackson. Jackson showed promising signs during spring drills and enters the summer bracketed with Schofield. Aside from that change, it’s a solid package

STAFF

Tyler Bray

the Vols’ first eight games and threw for 1,460 yards and eight touchdowns. His toughness in the pocket set the standard for Bray’s late-season explosion. Bray, however, will be handed the ball once again for his sophomore season with significant game experience and signs that his game management matured as last year’s campaign closed. And he will have solid weaponry around him in the backfield and on the offensive line. Poole returns for his senior season coming off a breakout year in 2010. He was the Vols’ workhorse on the ground, rushing for 1,034 yards, averaging 79.5 yards per game, and scoring 11 rushing touchdowns. His 5-yard per carry average and tie for the SEC lead with six 100-yard rushing games were noteworthy considering the youthfulness and adjustments along the offensive line last season. What’s also noteworthy about Poole is that he’s just now getting things going. Prior to last year, he had rushed for 171 yards total in his UT career. The fact that he exploded for more than 1,000 when given the opportunity to carry the football and while an entire offensive line was in the gelling mode places some greater expectations on the Georgia native. The scary part for opponents: Poole likes a challenge. Rajion Neal showed signs of brilliance last year, too, picking up the load when Poole was grabbing a breather. The sophomore should see

OUTLOOK

and how Tauren Poole would respond to being the every-down back for the Volunteers. This season, neither is an issue. Tyler Bray was inserted into the starting role prior to November and embraced the expectations with some flashy numbers and jaw-dropping throws that showed signs of brilliance. Bray saw action in nine games, but his impact came when he was handed the starter’s role heading into the Memphis game. The freshman ended up with 1,849 yards and threw 18 touchdowns to 10 interceptions. He averaged 205 yards per game while throwing at a 55.8 percent clip. Where Bray shined was with his accuracy in throwing the deep ball. His first start at Memphis resulted in a five-touchdown, 308-yard first-half performance – both setting UT single-half records. His benchmark came when he connected with fellow freshman Justin Hunter on an 80yard rocket early in the game against Mississippi. Bray went on to throw two more touchdowns in the 52-14 drubbing of the Rebels. Bray, of course, went on to lead the Vols past Vanderbilt and Kentucky to finish the regular season undefeated as the starting quarterback and bring the squad back up to a 6-6 record to become bowl eligible. The tall California kid won’t be standing alone as Tennessee lists five other quarterbacks in the shadows, and that includes a well-experienced Matt Simms. As a junior last year, Simms started


oUTLOOK Complementing Hunter will be Da’Rick Rogers, who caught 11 passes for 167 yards and a pair of touchdowns as a freshman last year. His 6-foot3, 215-pound frame is the big target Bray needs for go-to yardage late in drives. Zach Rogers is the veteran of the receiving corps despite being just a junior. Rogers caught 14 passes last year for 207 yards and a touchdown. He could see loads of action this year, providing sure hands and breakaway speed; his 72-yard catch-and-run touchdown against UAB last year proved as much. Sprinkled into the receiving corps are sophomore big man Matt Milton at 6-5, 220, and a pair of freshmen pass-catchers the Vols signed. Throw the tight end position into the mix also as Tennessee will be searching for Stocker’s replacement as a critical blocker and catcher. Junior Mychal Rivera returns with playing experience, while the Vols are also likely to have the services of early enrollee Brendan Downs and Bartholomew.

DEFENSE

The Vols tentatively welcome back all of their secondary from a year ago, each of whom still have multiple seasons remaining on Rocky Top. Conversely, Tennessee will be trying to fill positions both on the defensive front and at linebacker, two areas that will prove critical as to how successful this season’s defense can be. First up is defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox’s biggest challenge to date. The Vols lost three of their four starting defensive linemen, and two of their three linebackers. The positive to that is there is experience and talent that has been waiting for this chance, perhaps more so at this position than anywhere else on the field. On the line, Malik Jackson returns for his second and final season at Tennessee after transferring from Southern California. Jackson was a monster from the tackle position, bursting through for five sacks and 11 tackles for loss in his first year of Southeastern Conference play. His 48 total tackles ranked sixth on the team and most among defensive linemen. Daniel Hood, a redshirt sophomore, moved over from the offensive line and leaves the spring as starting nose tackle. Montori Hughes (17 tackles in 2010) and 26

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Joseph Ayres (13 tackles) are back, as is Corey Miller (13 tackles), who also saw plenty of action last season and could push for a spot at either tackle or end. Tennessee will be searching to fill the void left by Chris Walker’s departure at end, but Jacques Smith showed signs of pass-rush ability last year with five TFLs and a pair of sacks. Junior Willie Bohannon has the experience, too, and Marlon Walls was moved to end after an injury kept him sidelined last year. While uncertainty is part of the defensive line equation for this season, anticipation would describe how the linebacker positions will shake out. Clearly, the Vols will miss big-hitters Nick Reveiz and LaMarcus Thompson in addition to the locker room leadership brought forth by the veterans. Reveiz led Tennessee with 108 tackles last year from middle linebacker, 33 more than any other Volunteer. Thompson ranked fourth on that list with 60 tackles at his strong linebacker spot. Yet don’t overlook last year’s weak-side linebacker, Herman Lathers, who heads into his junior season prepared to be a leader of the defense. As a sophomore, Lathers finished second to Reveiz on the

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tackles list, and he collected 2½ sacks and 4½ TFLs. His field experience will be critical for a unit that will influence Tennessee’s defensive success. Lathers could move to a different spot among the three linebacker positions, depending on how his supporting cast progresses. Austin Johnson had a rock-solid performance last season as a junior, his first year at linebacker after moving over from fullback. Johnson finished with 44 tackles, 3½ TFLs and an interception. Daryl Vereen appears poised to make the most of his senior season at the strong-side position. A host of Volunteers could fill in the supporting cast with names like Greg King, John Propst, Raiques Crump and Nigel Mitchell-Thornton all seeing significant action last season. The plus side of Wilcox’s 2011 assignment is in the secondary. Everyone who started last season in the defensive secondary – Marsalis Teague, Prentiss Waggner, Brent Brewer and Janzen Jackson – are scheduled to be back on the field. The lone concern is Jackson, who intercepted a teamhigh five passes last year, collected 114 return yards, broke up six passes, and collected 69 tackles to rank third on the team. Jackson left the team in February citing personal reasons and his status for the fall remains undetermined. Still, the secondary is Tennessee’s ace defensively and is mostly comprised of freshmen, sophomores and juniors. Waggner, one of 42 nominees for the Ronnie Lott IMPACT Award given annually to the nation’s top defensive player, was all over the field in 2010, tying Jackson with five interceptions and also collecting four pass breakups. As a sophomore, he logged 57 tackles to rank fifth on the team. Teague returns for his junior season after collecting 46 tackles last season and leading the team with eight pass breakups. Eric Gordon is another hard-hitting defender who

proved active last season as a freshman. Now a sophomore, Gordon will look to challenge the status quo of the starting lineup. Knoxville senior Anthony Anderson is pushing for a starting position as well, and adds puntreturn capabilities to his resume. Art Evans also returns to the team after participating in seven games last year and collecting 21 tackles. Add to that the fact that Tennessee signed seven defensive backs in its recruiting class, including mid-term enrollee Justin Coleman, who had a solid spring, and the Vols should be shaping up nicely for the future.

SPECIAL TEAMS

A clean slate. That’s what Tennessee’s specialists look like considering placekicker Daniel Lincoln and punter Chad Cunningham have both exhausted their four seasons of eligibility on The Hill. Enter the new blood. Michael Palardy comes back for his sophomore season after seeing plenty of action last year kicking field goals, punting and performing kickoff duties. Palardy was 5-of-7 on field goals last season and made 13 PATs. The two kicks he missed were his two longest, which were from more than 40 yards. He was a perfect 5-of-5 from inside the 40. Palardy also punted the ball four times with a 39.2-yard average on his kicks, booming one 51 yards. His specialty, however, became kicking off. He averaged 61 yards on his kicks after handling 45 of the Vols’ 68 kickoffs. Matt Darr will enter the scene this season, too. Darr redshirted last year after coming to Tennessee as the nation’s No. 1 punting prospect by some experts. He is expected to assume the punting job for the Vols, while Palardy will strictly concentrate on kicking field goals. As for the kickoff role, it may go to the best performer depending on spring and fall camps. One issue Tennessee will seek to address early will be in the return game. Tennessee used five different players to return punts last year with nobody truly taking the role as their own. Anthony Anderson is currently slated as the starting punt returner, while Da’Rick Rogers, who averaged 24.8 yards per return in 2010, will handle kickoff return duties.


DEPTH CHART OUTLOOK

POST-SPRING Depth Chart

STAFF

Pos. # TE 81 84 LT 71 67 LG 75 or 68 C 64 78 RG 72 73 RT 70 60 WR 11 6 WR 21 83 QB 8 12 TB 28 20 FB 46 39

Name Mychal Rivera Brendan Downs Dallas Thomas Jacob Gilliam JerQuari Schofield Marcus Jackson James Stone Alex Bullard Zach Fulton Darin Gooch Ja’Wuan James Carson Anderson Justin Hunter Vincent Dallas Da’Rick Rogers Zach Rogers Tyler Bray Matt Simms Tauren Poole Rajion Neal Channing Fugate Ben Bartholomew

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

Wt. 254 237 301 275 333 326 308 309 330 301 324 280 191 185 215 175 210 210 210 205 245 251

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>> DEFENSE Pos. # LE 55 90 DT 97 80 NT 76 93 or 65 RE 86 58 SLB 9 50 MLB 40 51 WLB 34 48 LCB 10 24 or 25 SS 17 41 FS 23 22 RCB 36 or 27

Name Jacques Smith Steven Fowlkes Malik Jackson Corey Miller Daniel Hood Montori Hughes Joseph Ayres Willie Bohannon Marlon Walls Daryl Vereen Raiques Crump Austin Johnson John Propst Herman Lathers Greg King Marsalis Teague Eric Gordon Art Evans Brent Brewer Dontavis Sapp Prentiss Waggner Rod Wilks Anthony Anderson Justin Coleman

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

Wt. 245 250 270 255 293 327 263 251 281 215 220 235 225 220 235 177 185 175 210 215 181 214 185 185

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Michael Palardy

>> SPECIALISTS Pos. # P 3 1 PK 1 47 KOS 1 47 DS 59 50 H 47 3

Name Matt Darr Michael Palardy Michael Palardy Chip Rhome Michael Palardy Chip Rhome Nick Guess J.R. Carr Chip Rhome Matt Darr

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Marsalis Teague

Yr. Fr.-rs So. So. Sr.-tr So. Sr.-tr Sr.-rs So.-rs Sr.-tr Fr.-rs

>> RETURNERS

Pos. # Name Ht. PR 36 Anthony Anderson 5-11 KR 21 Da’Rick Rogers 6-3

THE VOLS

Mychal Rivera

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NUMERICAL ROSTER No. Name Pos. 1 Michael Palardy PK/P 2 Naz Oliver DB 3 Matt Darr P 3 Zach Allen DB 5 Tyler Drummer WR 6 Vincent Dallas WR 7 Nash Nance QB 7 Melvin Goins DB 8 Tyler Bray QB 9 Daryl Vereen LB 9 Doak Raulston QB 10 Marsalis Teague DB 11 Justin Hunter WR 12 Matt Simms QB 13 Nick Branum DB 14 Justin Worley QB 17 Brent Brewer DB 18 Myles McKee QB 19 DeMario Williams WR 19 Tyler Coombes DB 20 Rajion Neal TB 21 Da’Rick Rogers WR 22 Rod Wilks DB 23 Prentiss Waggner DB 24 Eric Gordon DB 24 Deanthoine Summerhill TB 25 Art Evans DB 26 Robert Yonce DB 26 Derrick Brodus PK 27 Justin Coleman DB 27 Jacob Carter WR 28 Tauren Poole TB

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No. Name Pos. 29 Dorian Cozart TB 29 Tyler Page DB 30 Shane Reveiz LB 30 Jaron Toney TB 33 Toney Williams TB 33 LaDarius Denson LB 34 Herman Lathers LB 35 Robert Nelson LB 36 Anthony Anderson DB 38 C.J. Fleming DB 39 Ben Bartholomew FB/TE 39 Grant Jessen LB 40 Austin Johnson LB 40 Chris Cates WR 41 Dontavis Sapp DB 42 Nigel Mitchell-Thornton LB 43 Martaze Jackson DL 43 Dakota Summers TE 45 Austin Bolen FB 46 Channing Fugate FB 47 Chip Rhome PK/P 47 Gregory Grieco LB 48 Greg King LB 50 Raiques Crump LB 50 J.R. Carr DS 51 John Propst LB 53 Jake Storey LB 55 Jacques Smith DL 57 Mack Crowder OL 58 Marlon Walls DL 59 Nick Guess DS 60 Carson Anderson OL

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No. Name 63 Kevin Revis 64 James Stone 65 Joseph Ayres 66 Marques Pair 67 Jacob Gilliam 68 Marcus Jackson 70 Ja’Wuan James 71 Dallas Thomas 72 Zach Fulton 73 Darin Gooch 75 JerQuari Schofield 76 Daniel Hood 78 Alex Bullard 79 Chase Phillips 80 Corey Miller 80 Dylan West 81 Mychal Rivera 82 Cory Eichholtz 83 Zach Rogers 84 Brendan Downs 85 Matt Milton 86 Willie Bohannon 87 Keensen Chambers 89 Brent Slusher 90 Steven Fowlkes 93 Montori Hughes 94 Gregory Clark 95 Arthur Jeffery 97 Malik Jackson 98 Rae Sykes

Pos. OL OL DL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL OL DL OL OL DL WR TE WR WR TE WR DL DL TE DL DL DL DL DL DL

No. 3 36 60 65 39 86 45 13 8 17 26 78 50 27 40 87 94 27 19 29 57 50 6 3 33 84 5 82 25 38 90 46 72 67 7 73 24 47 59 76 93 11 97 68 43 70 95 39 40 48 34 18 80 85

Name Zach Allen Anthony Anderson Carson Anderson Joseph Ayres Ben Bartholomew Willie Bohannon Austin Bolen Nick Branum Tyler Bray Brent Brewer Derrick Brodus Alex Bullard J.R. Carr Jacob Carter Chris Cates Keensen Chambers Gregory Clark Justin Coleman Tyler Coombes Dorian Cozart Mack Crowder Raiques Crump Vincent Dallas Matt Darr LaDarius Denson Brendan Downs Tyler Drummer Cory Eichholtz Art Evans C.J. Fleming Steven Fowlkes Channing Fugate Zach Fulton Jacob Gilliam Melvin Goins Darin Gooch Eric Gordon Gregory Grieco Nick Guess Daniel Hood Montori Hughes Justin Hunter Malik Jackson Marcus Jackson Martaze Jackson Ja’Wuan James Arthur Jeffery Grant Jessen Austin Johnson Greg King Herman Lathers Myles McKee Corey Miller Matt Milton

Pos. DB DB OL DL FB/TE DL FB DB QB DB PK OL DS WR WR DL DL DB DB TB OL LB WR P LB TE WR WR DB DB DL FB OL OL DB OL DB LB DS DL DL WR DL OL DL OL DL LB LB LB LB QB DL WR

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

Wt. 195 185 280 263 251 251 206 180 210 210 171 309 220 181 189 250 322 185 185 196 275 220 185 221 241 237 165 184 175 180 250 245 330 275 180 301 185 219 230 293 327 191 270 326 231 324 305 215 235 235 220 180 255 210

Cl. Jr.-rs Sr.-rs Jr.-rs So.-rs Jr.-rs Jr.-rs Fr.-rs So.-rs So. So. Fr.-rs So. So.-rs Fr.-rs Jr.-rs So.-tr Fr.-rs Fr. Fr.-rs Fr.-rs Fr. So. Fr. Fr.-rs Jr.-tr Fr. So.-tr Jr.-rs Sr.-rs Sr.-rs Jr.-rs So. So. Fr.-rs Sr. Jr. So.-rs Fr.-rs Sr.-rs So.-rs Jr. So. Sr.-tr Fr. Fr.-rs So. So.-rs Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr.-rs Fr.-rs So. So.

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Hometown (Previous School) Knoxville (Farragut) Knoxville (Austin-East) Florence, Ala. (Florence) Knoxville (Chattanooga McCallie) Nashville (Montgomery Bell Academy) Mobile, Ala. (Blount) Knoxville (Farragut) Knoxville (Knoxville Catholic) Kingsburg, Calif. (Kingsburg) Tyrone, Ga. (Sandy Creek) Maryville (Alcoa) Franklin (Univ. of Notre Dame) Lomita, Calif. (South Torrance) Nashville (Ensworth) Knoxville (Christian Academy of Knoxville) Greenville, S.C. (Univ. of Connecticut) Warner Robins, Ga. (Northside) Brunswick, Ga. (Brunswick) Lebanon (Wilson Central) Knoxville (Knoxville Catholic) Bristol (Tennessee HS) Birmingham, Ala. (Minor) Ellenwood, Ga. (Cedar Grove) Bakersfield, Calif. (Frontier) Port St. Lucie, Fla. (Southern Univ.) Bristol (Tennessee HS) Powell (Cumberland Univ.) Knoxville (Bearden) Lakeland, Fla. (Evangel Christian) Richmond, Va. (Highland Springs) College Park, Ga. (Banneker) Jackson, Ky. (Breathitt County) Homewood, Ill. (Homewood-Flossmoor) Knoxville (Farragut) San Diego, Calif. (Mt. San Jacinto JC) Reno, Nev. (Butte [Calif.] JC) Nashville (Hillsboro) Knoxville (Farragut) Knoxville (Farragut) Knoxville (Knoxville Catholic) Murfreesboro (Siegel) Virginia Beach, Va. (Ocean Lakes) Northridge, Calif. (Univ. of Southern Calif.) Vero Beach, Fla. (Vero Beach) Demopolis, Ala. (Demopolis) Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett) Sarasota, Fla. (Booker) Cordova (St. George’s) Hickory, N.C. (Hickory) Memphis (Melrose) Baton Rouge, La. (Scotlandville) Arden, N.C. (Fork Union [Va.] Military Acad.) Wellford, S.C. (Byrnes) Mascoutah, Ill. (Mascoutah)


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

Wt. 235 208 205 205 177 193 310 172 286 210 225 200 215 275 197 254 215 175 215 333 210 249 245 308 204 199 232 275 177 301 180 215 181 281 181 214 204 220 200 192

Cl. Jr. Fr.-rs So. So.-rs So.-rs Fr.-rs Fr.-rs So. So.-rs Sr. So. So.-tr Sr.-rs So.-rs Sr.-tr Jr. So. Jr. So. So.-rs Sr.-tr Sr.-tr So. So. Sr.-rs Fr.-rs Fr.-rs Sr. Jr. Jr.-rs Fr.-rs Sr.-rs Jr.-rs So.-rs Fr.-rs Jr.-rs Jr.-tr So.-rs Fr. Jr.-rs

Exp 2L Sq. 1L Sq. Sq. Sq. Sq. 1L Sq. 3L 1L Sq. 1L Sq. Sq. 1L 1L 2L 1L 1L 1L Sq. 1L 1L 2L Sq. Sq. 1L 2L 2L Sq. 3L 2L 1L Sq. 1L Sq. Sq. HS Sq.

Hometown (Previous School) Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson) Calhoun, Ga. (Calhoun) Fayetteville, Ga. (Sandy Creek) Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stone Mountain) Jersey City, N.J. (Saint Peter’s Prep) Candler, N.C. (Asheville) Sumter, S.C. (Sumter) Coral Springs, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas) Knoxville (South Doyle) Toccoa, Ga. (Stephens County) Hoover, Ala. (Hoover) Fort Worth, Texas (Louisiana Tech Univ.) Farragut (Farragut) Dayton (Rhea County) Christiana (Austin Peay State Univ.) Valencia, Calif. (College of the Canyons) Calhoun (Calhoun) Nashville (David Lipscomb) Valdosta, Ga. (Valdosta) Aiken, S.C. (South Aiken) Franklin Lakes, N.J. (El Camino [Calif.] CC) Pineville, Ky. (Auburn Univ.) Ooltewah (Ooltewah) Nashville (Maplewood) Titusville, Fla. (Astronaut) Tuscumbia, Ala. (Deshler) Camden (Central) Alcoa (Coffeyville [Kan.] CC) Paris (Henry County) Baton Rouge, La. (Scotlandville) Alcoa (Alcoa) Charlotte, N.C. (North Mecklenburg) Clinton, La. (Clinton) Olive Branch, Miss. (Hargrave [Va.] Military Acad.) Oneida (Oneida) Smyrna (Smyrna) Culleoka (Middle Tennessee State Univ.) Alpharetta, Ga. (Milton) Rock Hill, S.C. (Northwestern) Wytheville, Va. (George Wythe)

Derek Dooley Head Coach

Jim Chaney Offensive Coordinator Running Backs

Justin Wilcox Defensive Coordinator

Charlie Baggett Assistant Head Coach Wide Receivers

Hary Hiestand Offensive Line

Darin Hinshaw Quarterbacks

Terry Joseph Defensive Backs Recruiting Coordinator

Eric Russell Special Teams Coord. Tight Ends

Peter Sirmon Linebackers

Lance Thompson Defensive Line

Ron McKeefery Strength Coach

Chino Fontenette Grad. Assistant/Offense

Schirra Fields Grad. Assistant/Defense

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Pos. LB QB TB LB DB DB OL PK/P OL TB LB QB LB OL PK/P TE WR WR DB OL QB TE DL OL LB TB TE DL DB OL TB LB DB DL WR DB WR TB QB DB

THE VOLS

Name Nigel Mitchell-Thornton Nash Nance Rajion Neal Robert Nelson Naz Oliver Tyler Page Marques Pair Michael Palardy Chase Phillips Tauren Poole John Propst Doak Raulston Shane Reveiz Kevin Revis Chip Rhome Mychal Rivera Da’Rick Rogers Zach Rogers Dontavis Sapp JerQuari Schofield Matt Simms Brent Slusher Jacques Smith James Stone Jake Storey Deanthoine Summerhill Dakota Summers Rae Sykes Marsalis Teague Dallas Thomas Jaron Toney Daryl Vereen Prentiss Waggner Marlon Walls Dylan West Rod Wilks DeMario Williams Toney Williams Justin Worley Robert Yonce

STAFF

No. 42 7 20 35 2 29 66 1 79 28 51 9 30 63 47 81 21 83 41 75 12 89 55 64 53 24 43 98 10 71 30 9 23 58 80 22 19 33 14 26

OUTLOOK

Coaching Staff


oUTLOOK lettermen returning/lost >> LETTERMEN RETURNING (45)  OFFENSE (17) TIGHT ENDS Mychal Rivera* TACKLES JaWuan James* Dallas Thomas** GUARDS Zach Fulton* JerQuari Schofield*

CENTERS Darin Gooch* James Stone* QUARTERBACKS Tyler Bray* Matt Simms* FULLBACKS Channing Fugate* +Ben Bartholomew**

WIDE RECEIVERS ++Cory Eichholtz* Justin Hunter* Da’Rick Rogers* Zach Rogers** TAILBACKS Rajion Neal* Tauren Poole***

 DEFENSE (26) ENDS Willie Bohannon** Jacques Smith* ++Marlon Walls* TACKLES Joseph Ayres* Montori Hughes** Malik Jackson* Corey Miller* Rae Sykes*

LINEBACKERS Raiques Crump* Austin Johnson*** ++Greg King* Herman Lathers** N. Mitchell-Thornton** John Propst* ++Shane Reveiz* Jake Storey** Daryl Vereen***

DEFENSIVE BACKS Anthony Anderson** Brent Brewer* Art Evans*** Eric Gordon* Janzen Jackson** Dontavis Sapp* Marsalis Teague** Prentiss Waggner** ++Rod Wilks*

Nick Guess (Snapper)*

#Lettered in 2007, 08, 09 +Lettered in 2008, 09 ++Lettered in 2009

>> LETTERMEN LOST (18) OFFENSE (7)

FB Kevin Cooper*** WR Gerald Jones**** WR Denarius Moore**** TB David Oku** C Cody Pope* OG Jarrod Shaw*** TE Luke Stocker****

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STARTERS RETURNING/LOST STARTERS RETURNING: 13

STARTERS LOST: 11

LT Dallas Thomas (Jr., 6-5, 299) RG Zach Fulton (So., 6-5, 334) C James Stone (So., 6-3, 307) RT Ja’Wuan James (So., 6-6, 330) QB Tyler Bray (So., 6-6, 195) TB Tauren Poole (Sr., 5-10, 208) FB Channing Fugate (So., 6-1, 251)

TE Luke Stocker (Sr., 6-6, 253) RG Jarrod Shaw (Sr., 6-4, 331) WR Gerald Jones (Sr., 6-0, 195) WR Denarius Moore (Sr., 6-1, 194)

>> OFFENSE (7):

 SPECIALISTS (2) Michael Palardy (Placekicker/Punter)*

Malik Jackson

DEFENSE (9)

DT Minor Bowens* (Ser.) LB Savion Frazier**** DE Ben Martin*** LB Nick Reveiz**** DT Victor Thomas** LB L.Thompson**** DE Chris Walker**** DE Gerald Williams*** DB Tyler Wolf**

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SPECIALISTS (2)

P Chad Cunningham**** PK Daniel Lincoln****

>> OFFENSE (4):

>> DEFENSE (6):

>> DEFENSE (5):

>> SPECIALISTS (0):

>> SPECIALISTS (2):

DT LB CB CB S S

Malik Jackson (Sr., 6-5, 262) Herman Lathers (Jr., 6-0, 219) Marsalis Teague (Jr., 5-10, 175) Prentiss Waggner (Jr., 6-2, 175) Brent Brewer (So., 6-1, 207) Janzen Jackson (Jr., 6-0, 180)

DE NT DE LB LB

Gerald Williams (Sr., 6-3, 250) Victor Thomas (Sr. 6-3, 293) Chris Walker (Sr., 6-3, 245) LaMarcus Thompson (Sr., 6-1, 228) Nick Reveiz (Sr. 5-10, 224)

PK Daniel Lincoln (Sr., 6-0, 210) P Chad Cunningham (Sr., 6-2, 210)


A LOOK AT THE ROSTER OUTLOOK

WHERE ON EARTH? The Vols represent 15 States GEOGRAPHY BY THE NUMBERS

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States that current Vols on the roster call home.

Percentage of the team from the state of Tennessee.

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States that serve as home for at least five Volunteers: Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

>> State-by-State Breakdown No. State 38 Tennessee 14 Georgia 6 Alabama; California; Florida 5 South Carolina 4 North Carolina

Alabama (6)

Birmingham – Raiques Crump Demopolis – Martaze Jackson Florence – Carson Anderson Hoover – John Propst Mobile – Willie Bohannon Tuscumbia – Deanthoine Summerhill

California (6)

Bakersfield – Matt Darr Kingsburg – Tyler Bray Lomita – J.R. Carr Northridge – Malik Jackson San Diego – Melvin Goins Valencia – Mychal Rivera

Florida (6)

Coral Springs – Michael Palardy Lakeland – Art Evans Port St. Lucie – LaDarius Denson Sarasota – Arthur Jeffery Titusville – Jake Storey Vero Beach – Marcus Jackson

Georgia (14)

Alpharetta – Toney Williams Brunswick – Justin Coleman Calhoun – Nash Nance, Da’Rick Rogers College Park – Steven Fowlkes Ellenwood – Vincent Dallas Fayetteville – Rajion Neal Stone Mountain – Nigel MitchellThornton, Robert Nelson Suwanee – Ja’Wuan James Toccoa – Tauren Poole Tyrone – Brent Brewer Valdosta – Dontavis Sapp Warner Robins – Gregory Clark

Kentucky (2)

Jackson – Channing Fugate Pineville – Brent Slusher

Louisiana (3)

Baton Rouge – Herman Lathers, Dallas Thomas Clinton – Prentiss Waggner

Illinois (2)

Homewood – Zach Fulton Mascoutah – Matt Milton

South Carolina (5)

Olive Branch – Marlon Walls

Aiken – JerQuari Schofield Greenville – Keensen Chambers Rock Hill – Justin Worley Sumter – Marques Pair Wellford – Corey Miller

Nevada (1)

Tennessee (38)

Mississippi (1)

Reno – Darin Gooch

New Jersey (2)

Franklin Lakes – Matt Simms Jersey City – Naz Oliver

North Carolina (4) Arden – Myles McKee Candler – Tyler Page Charlotte – Daryl Vereen Hickory – Austin Johnson

Alcoa – Rae Sykes, Jaron Toney Bristol – Mack Crowder, Brendan Downs Camden – Dakota Summers Christiana – Chip Rhome Cordova – Grant Jessen Culleoka – DeMario Williams Dayton – Kevin Revis Farragut – Shane Reveiz Franklin – Alex Bullard Knoxville – Zach Allen, Anthony Anderson, Joseph Ayres, Austin Bolen, Nick Branum, Chris Cates, Dorian Cozart, Cory Eichholtz, Jacob Gilliam, Gregory Grieco, Nick Guess, Daniel

No. State 3 Louisiana; Virginia 2 Kentucky; Illinois; New Jersey 1 Mississippi; Nevada; Texas

Hood, Chase Phillips Lebanon – Tyler Coombes Maryville – Derrick Brodus Memphis – Greg King Murfreesboro – Montori Hughes Nashville – Ben Bartholomew, Jacob Carter, Eric Gordon, Zach Rogers, James Stone Oneida – Dylan West Ooltewah – Jacques Smith Paris – Marsalis Teague Powell – Tyler Drummer Smyrna – Rod Wilks

Texas (1)

Fort Worth – Doak Raulston

Virginia (3)

Richmond – C.J. Fleming Virginia Beach – Justin Hunter Wytheville – Robert Yonce

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Home cities of at least two Vols: Knoxville (13); Nashville (5); Alcoa (2); Baton Rouge, La. (2); Bristol (2); Calhoun, Ga. (2); Stone Mountain, Ga. (2).

THE VOLS

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POSITION BY POSITION BREAKDOWN:

photo >> Patrick Murphy-Racey (pmrphoto.com)

Austin Johnson & Montori Hughes

QUARTERBACK

>> Lettermen Returning (2): Tyler Bray Matt Simms

So. Sr.

1L 1L

>> Lettermen Lost (0) What was unsettled a year ago this time is now concrete. Tyler Bray is the starting quarterback for the University of Tennessee. The tall passer heads into his sophomore season locked into the position, which was not the case in his freshman year. Bray inherited the starting position at Memphis and went 4-1 in that role, including an undefeated November and a berth in the Music City Bowl. His ability to connect deep downfield with seasoned targets Denarius Moore and Gerald Jones helped, but he also developed a quick rapport with fellow freshmen Justin Hunter and 32

Da’Rick Rogers – his projected top two targets in 2011. The Vols’ 6-foot-6, 210-pound quarterback comes into Year 2 with some bright numbers. Last year, he threw for 1,849 yards and 18 touchdowns to just 10 interceptions. While he will throw to a new tandem of starting receivers, his protection on the offensive line will improve because of considerable experience gained in 2010. Backing up Bray will be senior Matt Simms, who started Tennessee’s first eight games last year. Known for his toughness and leadership qualities, Simms will be relied upon for guidance on a team that is still young and still improving. A deep group of backups wait in the wings for Tennessee, led by freshman mid-term enrollee Justin Worley and redshirt freshman Nash Nance. Other quarterbacks on the roster include sophomore Doak Raulston and redshirt freshmen Myles McKee.

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TAILBACK

>> Lettermen Returning (2): Rajion Neal Tauren Poole

So. Sr.

1L 3L

So.

2L

>> Lettermen Lost (1): David Oku

The offensive battery is shored up by Tennessee’s only senior starter on offense, running back Tauren Poole, whose experience will pay dividends for the Vols’ ground attack in 2011. The 5-foot-10, 210-pound Poole enters his senior season at UT after a career year in 2010. As a freshman, Poole ran for 86 yards. As a sophomore, Poole ran for 85 yards. Last year, however, he took full advantage of his chance to start, carrying the ball 204 times for 1,034 yards as a junior, including six 100yard games, tying Heisman Trophy winner Cam

Newton for the most in the conference last year. Poole averaged 5.1 yards per carry and collected 11 touchdowns. This spring gave the coaches a chance to see who may step up to relieve Poole, as the senior is cemented as the Vols’ workhorse after earning honorable mention AP All-SEC accolades. Behind Poole will be 5-11, 205-pound sophomore Rajion Neal, who turned heads in his first year backing up the Vols’ starter. Neal rushed for 197 yards as a freshman, but his explosiveness resulted in big plays both as a runner and a receiver, including a 58-yard reception at Georgia that set up a Tennessee touchdown. Neal is currently listed as the Vols’ backup in the depth chart. Others listed at the tailback position include three redshirt freshmen (Dorian Cozart, Deanthoine Summerhill and Jaron Toney) and one sophomore (Toney Williams).


POSITION BY POSITION BREAKDOWN FULLBACK

Ben Bartholomew Channing Fugate

2L 1L

Sr.

3L

>> Lettermen Lost (1): Kevin Cooper

Gerald Jones Denarius Moore

Jr. So. So. Jr.

1L 1L 1L 2L

Sr. Sr.

4L 4L

Very few schools can lose two senior wide receivers and still have cause for optimism in the following season’s passing game, but Tennessee is in that position heading into 2011. The Vols lose Denarius Moore and Gerald Jones from last year’s squad – two starters, two seniors, and the two best-performing receivers. Moore totaled 981 yards and caught nine touchdowns, while Jones caught four touchdowns and collected 596 yards in establishing himself as the go-to in third down situations. Enter Justin Hunter and Da’Rick Rogers. The pair of sophomores came in last year and made an

Jr.

1L

Sr.

4L

>> Lettermen Lost (1): Luke Stocker

Coming out of spring practice, junior Mychal Rivera is listed as the starter, and the 6-foot-3, 254 Rivera finished 2010 with 11 receptions for 112 yards. A talented group of freshmen are on the horizon for the Vols, including Brendan Downs, a January enrollee who went through spring practice and is listed as the primary backup at the position. There are big shoes to fill for the Vols at the tight end position with the loss of Luke Stocker to graduation, Stocker finished last season with the third-highest number of catches (39) and reception yards (417) on the team behind the two starting receivers. The freshman Downs is 6-5, 237 and also a big target at tight end, with Ben Bartholomew also in the mix. Others listed at the tight end position include redshirt freshman Dakota Summers and senior Brent Slusher will lobby for time.

Zach Fulton Darin Gooch Ja’Wuan James JerQuari Schofield James Stone Dallas Thomas

>> Lettermen Lost (2): Cody Pope Jarrod Shaw

OG C OT OG C OT

So. Jr. So. So. So. Jr.

1L 1L 1L 1L 1L 2L

C OG

Jr. Sr.

1L 3L

Last season, the Vols received 31 starts from freshmen on the offensive line, and the lack of seasoning showed early in the season. As the year progressed and the linemen gained more experience, the Tennessee offensive line continued to improved, particularly as the right combinations were established and players settled into their roles. By season’s end, tailback Tauren Poole had more than 1,000 yards rushing and the linemen began what could be a long-lasting relationship with their fellow freshman at quarterback. This season, coming out of spring camp, it appears the Vols will rely on four sophomores and one junior to anchor the line. The way they line up could be adjusted before the season opener depending on fall camp. Here’s how Dooley anticipates things may look in the fall on the offensive line: Center: James Stone settled into the position as the season progressed last year and heads the depth chart at the position heading into his sophomore campaign. Stone earned Freshman AllAmerica honors by the Football Writers Association of America and The Sporting News. A native of Nashville, he is left-handed and snapped last year with an unorthodox technique. The coaching staff spent this spring working on shifting Stone into a right-handed snapper. Sophomore Alex Bullard moves into the backup role at center after transferring from Notre Dame. Guard: Sophomores Zach Fulton will start at left guard while redshirt sophomore JerQuari Schofield and true freshman Marcus Jackson will battle to fill the right guard spot. Fulton started five games as a true freshman in 2010, while Schofield started five games as left guard during his freshman season last fall.

2010 REVIEW

>> Lettermen Returning (4):

>> Lettermen Lost (2):

>> Lettermen Returning (1): Mychal Rivera

WIDE RECEIVER Cory Eichholtz Justin Hunter Da’Rick Rogers Zach Rogers

TIGHT END

>> Lettermen Returning (6):

THE VOLS

Blocking from the backfield will be critical for Tennessee’s run game to be strong in 2011, and the Vols received a boost down the stretch from 6-foot-1, 245-pound Channing Fugate last fall. As a true freshman, Fugate played in all 13 games, including starts in the last five games of the season. Fugate returns for his sophomore season and is listed as the starter at fullback, one of eight sophomores currently listed as an offensive starter. Junior Ben Bartholomew is listed as the backup to Fugate at fullback, although Bartholomew will also spend time at tight end. Still, the 6-2, 251 bruiser will be another big body in the backfield for the Vols to rely upon as the tough season unfolds. Redshirt freshman Austin Bolen is also listed at fullback.

OFFENSIVE LINE

STAFF

Jr. So.

immediate impact despite the prominent roles of Moore and Jones. The speedy Hunter established himself as the deep-ball threat for Tennessee, catching a school freshman-record seven touchdown passes and averaging a team-high 25.9 yards per catch. The 6-foot-4, 191-pound Hunter now steps into a starter’s role providing speed and big-play ability. Da’Rick Rogers is a nice complement to Hunter, a physical receiver at 6-3, 215. He showed considerable versatility last year for Tennessee, catching 11 passes for 167 yards but also carrying the ball 16 times for 117 yards in special packages the Vols often deployed. Rogers scored two touchdowns in 2010, including one in the bowl game against North Carolina. Junior Zach Rogers, sophomore Matt Milton and freshman Vincent Dallas will all see action at receiver. Zach Rogers is a veteran with the Vols and had a solid season in 2010 with 14 catches for 207 yards. Milton was used sparingly last year, but he’s improved well in the spring. Dallas was an early enrollee who has impressed quickly.

OUTLOOK

>> Lettermen Returning (2):

Da’Rick Rogers

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OUTLOOK Junior Darin Gooch saw action last season at center and is listed as the backup at right guard coming out of the spring this year. Tackle: Bookending the offensive line will most likely be sophomore Ja’Wuan James on the right side and junior Dallas Thomas on the left side. Thomas provides a burst of strength protecting the quarterback’s blind side at 6-5, 301 pounds and owns 26 games of playing experience, including 13 starts. On the right side, James is among the biggest bodies on the field at 6-6, 324 and earned Freshman All-SEC honors as a true freshman after starting all 13 games in 2010. Junior Carson Anderson and redshirt freshman Jacob Gilliam will serve as backups. It’s easy to put each lineman into their category and detail their size to indicate what kind of bulldozers they may serve for the running game or what kind of wall they may build for quarterback Tyler Bray. Yet this line’s biggest asset isn’t size or speed or strength, but rather youth. With a season under their belts and three more to go, the sophomore-dominant line could be on the fast track to being Tennessee’s biggest asset – either this year or in the next two seasons. Entering 2010, the current projected starters for this fall had yet to record a start. As the Vols

approach the fall, the projected lineup of Thomas and James at tackle, Stone at center, Fulton at right guard, and either Jackson or Schofield at left guard, own a combined 44 starts.

DEFENSIVE LINE

>> Lettermen Returning (8): Joseph Ayres Willie Bohannon Montori Hughes Malik Jackson Corey Miller Jacques Smith Rae Sykes Marlon Walls

>> Lettermen Lost (5): Minor Bowens Ben Martin Victor Thomas Chris Walker Gerald Williams

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

1L 2L 2L 1L 1L 1L 1L 1L

DT DE DT DE DE

Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

1L 3L 2L 4L 3L

Tennessee’s defensive line will very much mirror its offensive line as the front four tacklers will be led by mostly sophomores. The one upperclassman on the line, however, may make the biggest impact. James Stone

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Senior defensive tackle Malik Jackson will be the big stopper on the Vols’ defensive line this season. Jackson transferred to Tennessee from USC prior to last year and stepped into Southeastern Conference play quite nicely. He tallied 48 tackles, 11 tackles for loss to lead the team and five sacks and earned AP All-SEC Second Team honors. Jackson started 12 games for the Vols in 2010 and has played in 27 career games at the collegiate level. Aside from Jackson, the rest of the defensive line is likely to be filled with players who have considerably less experience. Sophomore Daniel Hood, a converted offensive lineman will challenge for the nose tackle position beside Jackson. Jackson fits in at 6-foot-5, 270, while Hood is 6-4, 293. Corey Miller is listed as a backup at defensive tackle after playing in all 13 games as a freshman, including two starts. Montori Hughes and Joseph Ayres, who saw action last year, are listed as backup as the nose tackle spot. At the end positions are sophomore Jacques Smith on the left side and junior Willie Bohannon on the right side. Smith played in all 13 games in 2010 and collected five tackles for loss and two sacks last year as a freshman. Bohannon has 5½ career TFLs to go along with three sacks Art Evans

and has 24 career games of experience. Walls, a sophomore who is coming off injury and missed all of 2010, is the backup to Bohannon entering fall camp. Junior Steven Fowlkes also contributed last season and is listed as the backup to Smith.

LINEBACKER

>> Lettermen Returning (9): Raiques Crump Austin Johnson Greg King Herman Lathers Nigel Mitchell-Thornton John Propst Shane Reveiz Jake Storey Daryl Vereen

>> Lettermen Lost (3): Savion Frazier Nick Reveiz LaMarcus Thompson

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

1L 3L 2L 2L 2L 1L 1L 2L 3L

Sr. Sr. Sr.

4L 4L 4L

Filling the void of losing the team’s biggest hitters isn’t simple, but that’s what the Vols face at linebacker. Yet considering the experience many of the candidates got last season, the group is wellposition to take strides forward. Eric Gordon


POSITION BY POSITION BREAKDOWN

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

2L 1L 3L 1L 2L 1L 2L 2L 1L

Sr.

2L

>> Lettermen Lost (1): Tyler Wolf

The deeper into the Tennessee defense one goes, the more experience one finds. Beginning with the cornerback position, junior Marsalis

Michael Palardy Nick Guess

>> Lettermen Lost (2): Chad Cunningham Daniel Lincoln

Prentiss Waggner

Teague is currently listed as the starter at one spot with a dual listing at the other position at the moment, including senior Anthony Anderson and true freshman Justin Coleman. A year ago, Teague was a converted receiver making a transition to the secondary. The transition went well, as Teague finished with 46 tackles last season and eight pass breakups in his first season in the secondary. Teague has played in 24 games for Tennessee, including 13 starts. Anderson had 26 tackles last year and an interception as a junior. A local product from AustinEast High School heads into his final year with the hometown Vols in the mix at right cornerback. Additionally, mid-term enrollee Justin Coleman adds to the Vols’ deepest position is the secondary and is bracketed as a starter at right cornerback. Currently listed in backup cornerback slots are sophomore Eric Gordon and senior Art Evans, both

photo >> Patrick Murphy-Racey (pmrphoto.com)

of whom are major playmakers and were contributors in 2010. Gordon recorded 43 tackles and two interceptions a year ago, including a return for a touchdown against Ole Miss. Evans started six games at the cornerback position in 2010. Junior Prentiss Waggner and sophomore Brent Brewer are listed as starters at safety coming out of spring practice. Additionally, Tennessee is missing the services of all-star secondary performer and the team’s third-leading tackler from last year Janzen Jackson, who left the team for personal reasons. The Vols are hopeful of Jackson’s return down the road, but are moving forward with the existing talent in the defensive backfield – and there’s quite a bit of skill there. Waggner and Brewer jumped right into the action last year for the Vols, with Waggner ranking fifth on the team with 57 tackles. Waggner is listed as one of 42 players on the watch list for

PK DS

So. Sr.

1L 1L

P PK

Sr. Sr.

4L 4L

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Anthony Anderson Brent Brewer Art Evans Eric Gordon Janzen Jackson Dontavis Sapp Marsalis Teague Prentiss Waggner Rod Wilks

>> Lettermen Returning (2):

THE VOLS

>> Lettermen Returning (9):

SPECIALISTS

STAFF

DEFENSIVE BACK

the Ronnie Lott IMPACT Award, given annually to the top defensive player in the nation. Last year, he had five interceptions and recovered three fumbles. Brewer finished with 30 tackles and had three pass break-ups. Rod Wilks and Dontavis Sapp will likely serve as backups. Like cornerback, the safety position very well could see some fresh faces come in during fall camp, when a significant portion of Tennessee’s signing class reports. In addition to the existing secondary members, the Vols also signed seven defensive secondary student-athletes to add talent and depth to this part of the defense.

OUTLOOK

Nick Reveiz was the emotional leader of the team, and at middle linebacker last season, he led the Vols with 108 tackles, 33 more than anyone else. Savion Frazier and LaMarcus Thompson are also no longer in Volunteer uniforms, and both provided the flanks for Reveiz in one of the Vols’ strongest units last season. For 2011, Tennessee turns to 6-foot, 220-pound junior Herman Lathers to lead from the weakside position. Lathers was starting late in the season last year and wound up second on the tackles list with 75. His nose for the ball will serve him well as one of the Vols’ primary tacklers. Rounding out the middle of the defense will be 6-2, 235-pound senior Austin Johnson, who two years ago was a Tennessee fullback. Johnson had 44 tackles last season, with 3½ TFLs. Sophomore John Propst came on strong late last year and ended up with 14 tackles in his 10 games, earning Freshman All-SEC honors. Beside him should be 5-11, 215-pound senior Daryl Vereen, who played well late in 2010 and had a solid spring. Vereen collected 18 tackles as a junior and will serve as the elder statesman among the linebackers. Backing up the strong side should be Raiques Crump, while Greg King is listed at weak side. Tennessee expects each of the linebackers to not only see time on the field, but also contribute in a major way if the Vols are to receive similar production from the linebackers as they did a year ago.

Tennessee faces a complete overhaul of its kicking game, and the promise looks bright with Matt Darr and Michael Palardy. Palardy inherits the placekicking duties full-time after starting several games in 2010 in place of injured senior Daniel Lincoln, who missed several games before returning to kick late in the season. Palardy was 5-of-7 in field goal attempts and also handled kickoff duties for the majority of the season, a role he is slated to resume in 2011. Chip Rhome is listed as the backup at kicker and kickoff specialist. Darr is listed as the starter at punter after redshirting last fall. He originally signed with USC as the nation’s top-ranked punting prospect, but was granted his release and came to Tennessee prior to the 2010 season. In addition to his placekicking and kickoff duties, Palardy will serve as Darr’s backup at the punter position. On the return side, The Vols will be searching for the best success at punt returner as last year it was handled by several. This year, head coach Derek Dooley has senior Anthony Anderson listed as the man for the job to begin fall camp. On kickoff returns, sophomore Da’Rick Rogers is listed as the starter. He produced the Vols’ top return in 2010, returning the opening kickoff against Kentucky for 78 yards. 35


OUTLOOK

ROSTERS >> ORANGE TEAM Offense 6 7 8 11 18 23 24 28 30 39 40 45 60 64 68 71 73 79 81 85 89

Vincent Dallas Nash Nance Tyler Bray Justin Hunter Myles McKee Jacob Carter Deanthoine Summerhill Tauren Poole Jaron Toney Ben Bartholomew Chris Cates Austin Bolen Carson Anderson James Stone Marcus Jackson Dallas Thomas Darin Gooch Chase Phillips Mychal Rivera Matt Milton Brent Slusher

Celebrity Head Coaches Mickey Dearstone John Koontz Assistant Coaches Justin Wilcox Peter Sirmon Darin Hinshaw Chino Fontenette Joe Bernardi DeMarco McNeil Chris Hurd Blake Rolan Arthu Long Brock Kothe

WR QB QB WR QB WR TB TB TB FB WR FB OT C OG OT OG OT TE WR TE

>> WHITE TEAM

Defense 2 3 7 9 10 17 19 23 29 33 35 36 42 43 47 65 80 86 93 98

Naz Oliver Zach Allen Melvin Goins Daryl Vereen Marsalis Teague Brent Brewer Tyler Coombes Prentiss Waggner Tyler Page LaDarius Denson Robert Nelson Anthony Anderson Nigel Mitchell-Thornton Martaze Jackson Gregory Grieco Joseph Ayres Corey Miller Willie Bohannon Montori Hughes Rae Sykes

Administration David Blackburn Condredge Holloway Andre Lott Steve Rubio Logan Young Kim Milligan Catherine Sullivan Weight Room Ron McKeefery Steve Gortmaker Allison Maurer Antonio Banks

>> RULES OF THE GAME • Four 10-minute quarters with regular gameclock rules. • Must go hurry-up mode inside 2:00 of each half. • No rush on field goals, extra points and punts. • Quarterbacks are not live. • No tackling on kickoff units; fair catches on all punts. 36

DB DB DB LB DB DB DB DB DB LB LB DB LB DE LB DT DT DE DT DE

Specialists

1 Michael Palardy 26 Derrick Brodus 59 Nick Guess

Injured 51 55 70 87

Recruiting Kris Ann Hawkins Liz Raymond Genesis Parker Trent Suddarth Equipment Room Roger Frazier Alan Sitzler

John Propst Jacques Smith Ja’Wuan James Keensen Chambers

Video Scott Butler Academics Donna Thomas Fernandez West Jessica Horton Fields/Facilities Darren Seybold

Training Room Robb Duncanson Dr. Chris Klenck Jeff Dewitt John Angus

>> OFFICIALS

Referee: Jeff Hilyer Umpire: Johnny Hibbett Linesman: Randall Kizer Line Judge: David Lafontaine Side Judge: Lee Hedrick Field Judge: Chip Shields Back Judge: John Wright Clock Operator: Bob Black Alternate Official: Wayne Gaultney

TENNESSEE FOOTBALL >>> 2011 SPRING REVIEW

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Celebrity Head Coaches Mike Strange Holly Rodden Assistant Coaches Jim Chaney Charlie Baggett Harry Hiestand Eric Russell Lance Thompson Terry Joseph Schirra Fields Chandler Tygard Tyler Morris

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Administration Brad Pendergrass Scott Altizer Heather Ervin Adam Dicus Amanda Gilpin Roger Woods Alex Clack Weight Room Tommy Barnes Dan Hamilton Ben Larson Jenna Waters

>> MEDIA CELEBRITY COACHES

Two longtime Knoxville media members, radio host Mickey Dearstone and Knoxville News Sentinel columnist Mike Strange, were been named as celebrity guest head coaches for the 2011 Dish Network Orange and White Game. Dearstone is the host of the “Doc, Jeff, and Heather” morning radio show on The Sports Animal FM 99.1 (WNML-AM). He serves as the station’s program director and has worked 23 years in radio,

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including 14 years on the Vol Network as the voice of Lady Vols Basketball. Strange is currently in his 29th year with the News Sentinel, having joined the newspaper in 1983. He has covered Tennessee football and men’s basketball since 1984. The academic side selections are Holly Rodden (Arts & Sciences Advising) and John Koontz (Professor – Cell Biology / Faculty Senate Athletics Committee).


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>> Strength and Conditioning Coach

>> Honors & Accolades

 2008 Under Armour Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year  2009 NSCA Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year finalist  Helped South Florida to six consecutive bowl appearances  Groomed 16 NFL draft picks at USF  See page 53 for McKeefery’s full bio

LANCE THOMPSON >> Defensive Line Coach

 Lance Thompson, who coached Tennessee’s linebackers in his first two seasons in Knoxville, shifted to coaching the Vols’ defensive line this spring.  Thompson has significant experience coaching defensive linemen, mentoring the unit for four seasons at Georgia Tech (1996-98, 2001), two seasons at Alabama (1999-2000) and one year at LSU (2002).  See page 53 for Thompson’s full bio.

PETER SIRMON

>> Linebackers Coach

 Peter Sirmon transitioned from a graduate assistant role to linebackers coach this spring. As a graduate assistant in 2010, Sirmon coached the Vols’ safeties.  Sirmon spent seven seasons as a linebacker with

 Logan Merritt joined the sports medicine staff Feb. 1, working directly with the football program while overseeing the men’s track and field sports medicine responsibilities.  Merritt previously worked for the UT Sports Medicine staff as an intern and graduate assistant athletic trainer for football from 2005-07, while earning his master’s degree in sport management.  He has also served as a football assistant athletic trainer for both the Louisville (2009-10) and Miami (2007-08) football programs. Merritt previously worked as a season-long intern athletic trainer with the NFL’s Houston Texans in 2004-05 after earning his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from West Virginia in 2004.

AWARD WATCH LOTT IMPACT TROPHY >> Prentiss Waggner

 Defensive back Prentiss Waggner is one of 42 preseason candidates for the 2011 Lott IMPACT Trophy Award, which honors the top collegiate defensive player in the nation.  Sponsored by The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation in Newport Beach, the award is given to the player who exhibits the same characteristics Ronnie Lott embodied during his distinguished career: Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity.  Waggner is one of 19 defensive backs and eight SEC student-athletes who are eligibile to win the eighth annual Lott Trophy.  Four finalists will be selected to be honored at the annual Lott IMPACT Trophy banquet Dec. 11 in Newport Beach by a national voter panel of former collegiate stars and coaches, members of the media and the Lott IMPACT Board of Directors and Board of Advisors.  In 2009, former UT defensive back Eric Berry became the Vols’ first finalist for the prestigious award.  Previous recipients of the Lott Trophy are: 2004,

UT SPRING AWARDS >> About The Awards

 Each spring, the Tennessee coaching staff selects the number of awards recognizing performance and effort during the off-season and spring practice periods. Award winners are presented at halftime of the Orange and White game.  Two of the awards have been a UT tradition since 1979: the Harvey Robinson Award and the Andy Spiva Award.

>> Harvey Robinson Award

 2011 Winner: Alex Bullard  Presented to the offensive surprise of the spring as selected by the coaching staff in honor of Harvey Robinson, former Vol player (1929-32), assistant coach (1946-52, 1960-63) and head coach (1953-54).

>> Andy Spiva Award

 2011 Winner: Daniel Hood  Presented to the defensive surprise of the spring as selected by the coaching staff in honor of Andy Spiva, outstanding linebacker from 1973-76.

>> Additional Spring Awards

 In 2010, head coach Derek Dooley presented three additional awards: the Big Lick Award, Fourth Quarter Award and John Stucky Off-Season Award. The latter honors former strength coaching legend John Stucky.

>> Big Lick Award

 2011 Winners: Brent Brewer, Vincent Dallas, Zach Fulton, Jacques Smith  Presented to the players who consistently play with the most physical toughness.

>> Fourth Quarter Award

 2011 Winners: Willie Bohannon, Malik Jackson, Tauren Poole, Dallas Thomas.

>> NEW COACH TALKS STYLE

 Do you feel like you’re a better coach now having worked with the secondary with your experience with linebackers? “I do. I think anytime you see things from a different point of view, it improves your overall understanding of the concepts and schemes. Something that helped me a lot last year was starting to understand more of the passing game, different kinds of alignments and how they change the passing game for the offense.”  How would you describe your coaching style? “I think I probably have two separate styles. In the meeting room, I try to be very teacherfriendly and make it an easy environment to learn. I try to have no anxiety for the players in the room so they can be wrong, talk and not worry about being wrong on the field. On the field, it’s going to be different where you demand and expect them to do what you’re asking them to do and do it with great effort.”  Having played and having played so recently, what advantage does that give you in coaching these young guys? “I think anytime you have kind of walked in the same shoes as the players, there’s a level of communication and understanding. You’re asking them to do things you know can be done and if things are difficult, you understand the problems they’re having. It’s easier to relate to them.” 37

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 United States Army Special Forces (2010-11) Human Performance Coordinator, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment  University of South Florida (2000-10) Assistant Athletics Director for Strength and Conditioning/Head Strength and Conditioning Coach  Berlin Thunder (2000) Head Strength and Conditioning Coach  Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1999) Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach

>> Associate Athletic Trainer

Q&A WITH SIRMON

THE VOLS

>> Resume

LOGAN MERRITT

David Pollack (Georgia); 2005, DeMeco Ryans (Alabama); 2006, Dante Hughes (California); 2007, Glenn Dorsey (LSU); 2008, James Laurinaitis (Ohio State); 2009, Jerry Hughes (TCU); and 2010, J.J. Watt (Wisconsin).

STAFF

 Tennessee hired Ron McKeefery as its head strength and conditioning coach on January 17. McKeefery, the 2008 Under Armour Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, spent 11 seasons (2000-10) with the South Florida program. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Ottawa University (Kan.) and a master’s degree in adult education from South Florida.

the NFL’s Tennessee Titans after an All-Pac 10 career at the University of Oregon.  After retiring from the NFL, Sirmon coached linebackers at Central Washington before joining Oregon as a graduate assistant during the 2009 season.  Sirmon was a teammate and roomate of Vols’ second-year defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox at Oregon.  See page 52 for Sirmon’s full bio.

OUTLOOK

STAFF CHANGES RON MCKEEFERY


OUTLOOK  Presented to the players who consistently compete with the intangible values that provide the foundation of the Tennessee Football Program: attitude, discipline, toughness, effort and team.

>> John Stucky Hard Knox Award

 2011 Winners: Channing Fugate, Austin Johnson, Matt Simms, Daryl Vereen  Presented to the players who demonstrate the best physical and mental conditioning during the off-season program.

ACADEMIC ALL-SEC

>> Football Lands 20 on Fall Honor Roll

 Tennessee placed 20 football players on the 2010 Southeastern Conference Fall Academic Honor Roll, including three student-athletes that earned their fourth selection: Daniel Lincoln, Nick Reveiz and Tyler Wolf.  2010 Academic All-SEC Honorees Name Major Chris Cates Finance Chad Cunningham Sport Studies* Sam Edgmon Sport Management Nick Guess Logistics and Transportation Daniel Hood Management Austin Johnson Communication Studies Herman Lathers Sport Management Ben Lehning Sport Management Daniel Lincoln Public Administration* T.J. Marrs Logistics and Transportation Nigel Mitchell-Thornton Management Tauren Poole Sport Management Nick Reveiz Sport Studies* Zach Rogers Management Jarrod Shaw Agriculture and Natural Resources Leadership* Mandela Shaw Accounting Jake Storey Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management Tyler Wills Environmental and Soil Sciences Tyler Wolf Sport Studies* * denotes student was enrolled in a graduate-level program.

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THE COLOR ORANGE

>> Football Training Center

 The Tennessee athletics department unveiled plans for a state-of-the-art, 145,000-square foot building to become the new Football Training Center. The project is slated to be complete in the summer of 2012.  Features include an amphitheater-style team room, coaches offices, position meeting rooms, a dining hall, players’ lounge, a 7,000-square foot locker room, a 22,000-square foot, multi-level weight room as well as a new training room and hydrotherapy area. Also included in the building is an updated football hall of fame area.  The building also features several technological upgrades, including a state-of-the-art video delivery system for players and coaches. The locker room includes, roomy, custom-built and ventilated lockers with electrical outlets for charging portable devices like cellphones, iPods and laptops.  The Football Training Center will join with the Brenda Lawson Athletic Center and NeylandThompson Sports Center. It will provide athletes direct access to both the 120-yard indoor football field and Haslam Field, Tennessee’s two outdoor football practice fields.

NFL PRO DAY

>> Former Vols Participate

 A dozen former Vols took part in Tennessee’s annual pro timing session in front of 24 NFL representatives, March 11, inside the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center. The event allowed scouts the opportunity to witness the skills of recent UT performers in person.  The 12 former Vols participating were: Chad Cunningham, Savion Frazier, Gerald Jones, Daniel Lincoln, Denarius Moore, Nick Reveiz, Jarrod Shaw, Luke Stocker, Victor Thomas, LaMarcus Thompson, Chris Walker and Gerald Williams.

TRANSITIONING SPORTS >> Melvin Goins Joins Squad

 Melvin Goins, a point guard for Tennessee’s basketball team the past two years, joined the Vols during spring practice to pursue the possibility of playing with UT in 2011. Goins last played football as a freshman in high school.  ”I’m just blessed to have the chance and the opportunity,” Goins said. “I never really had it go-

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>> The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story  Condredge Holloway, UT’s Assistant AD for Player Relations, was featured in The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story, an ESPN film debuted in February as a part of the network’s Year of the Quarterback initiative. Executive Producer Kenny Chesney narrated the film that documented the life and career of Holloway, the first starting African-American quarterback in the Southeastern Conference.  The film was the idea of Chesney, the country music superstar who grew up in the Knoxville area idolizing Tennessee’s scrambling quarterback.  The film premiered in a private screening at Knoxville’s historic Tennessee Theatre, Feb. 16. Hundreds of guests turned out including Holloway’s head coach, Bill Battle, current head coach Derek Dooley, former UT coach Phillip Fulmer, and former UT players Sterling Henton, Peyton Manning, Tee Martin, Lester McClain, Pat Ryan, Randy Sanders, Larry Seivers and Jason Witten.  “I think we all know by now how much Con-

Condredge Holloway, Kenny Chesney and coach Bill Battle at premiere showing.

dredge is loved by the amount of people in this room, and who came to see the film tonight. We all know Condredge is a great athlete, and know all the statistics and everything he meant to Tennessee football. But I think the thing that all of us who made this film have realized is that we got to know how great the man is behind the Orange Number 7.” -Kenny Chesney  The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story debuted Sunday, Feb. 20, on ESPN.  Holloway has been inducted into eight halls of fame throughout North America: Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Canadian Football Hall of Fame, UT Baseball Hall of Fame, and the city halls of fame for Toronto, Ottawa, Knoxville and Huntsville, Ala.


SPRING NOTEBOOK

OFF-SEASON SETBACKS >> Herman Lathers

 Linebacker Herman Lathers underwent successful right shoulder surgery in January. The surgery was performed by Dr. Greg Mathien and Dr. Russell Betcher of the Knoxville Orthopedic Clinic at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.  Lathers is expected to return for summer workouts and be ready to participate without restrictions when fall camp begins.  See page 76 for Lathers’ bio.

>> Ja’Wuan James

 After the first week of spring practice, it was announced that offensive lineman Ja’Wuan James would miss the remainder of the spring workouts due to mononucleosis.  James started all 13 games at right tackle in 2010 and earned Freshman All-SEC honors.  See page 74 for James’ bio.

>> Austin Johnson

 Linebackers Austin Johnson (sprained knee) was injured during UT’s second spring scrimmage, April 9. He will miss the Orange and White Game.

SPRING REVIEW VOLS SCRIMMAGE TWICE >> Scrimmage One (April 2)

 Tailback Rajion Neal stole the spotlight, rushing 14 times for 152 yards (10.9 yards per carry) and three touchdowns, including a 63-yard TD early in the afternoon.  “Last year, I showed glimpses that I can be a good back,” Neal said. “This spring, they’re really going to test me. They’re going to push me to see what I can do, what I can stand and how I’ll react. I feel it’s time for me to show them that I can contribute to this team.”  Brent Brewer led the Vols defensively with a team-high six tackles and one of UT’s four interceptions.  Defensive lineman Malik Jackson recorded five tackles, three of which set the Vols’ offense back a total of 12 yards, including a sack.  Wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers’ two receptions were both good for touchdowns, totaling 79 yards.  UT’s early enrollees made an impact:  Justin Coleman tied for third on the team with four tackles, while also contributing a pass breakup.  Vincent Dallas had UT’s second-longest reception of the day (42 yards).  Justin Worley completed four passes and

Rajion Neal

threw one of UT’s four passing TDs.  The Vols recorded 14 tackles for loss, resulting in a total setback of 67 yards. Five of those were sacks.  Defensive back Anthony Anderson made a onehanded interception and returned it 81 yards for the defense’s lone score.  “I was really disappointed in the first half with how the offense came out,” head coach Derek Dooley said following the scrimmage. “It was a total dominating first half by the defense, and it was strictly because of more effort, more toughness, more enthusiasm, more spirit, all the intangibles. The offense went about four straight three-and-outs and got kicked around the yard. In the second half, the good news is they responded with a little more energy and a little more emotion and went on a couple of good scoring drives. We have a long way to go.”

 Wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers led the Vols with 120 receiving yards and his six receptions led all wide receivers. His lone touchdown was the Vols’ first of the afternoon, a 32-yarder from Bray.  Wide receiver Justin Hunter hauled in five receptions for 77 yards and a TD, while tight end Mychal Rivera posted four catches for 44 yards and a pair of TDs.  Defensively, linebacker Shane Reveiz led the Vols with nine tackles and recovered a fumble. Dontavis Sapp contributed three tackles, three pass breakups, and an interception that he returned 57 yards for a TD.  Rod Wilks also returned an INT for a score, taking the pick 90 yards to the end zone. Montori Hughes had UT’s other INT.  Overall, UT’s defense forced five turnovers.

>> Scrimmage Two (April 9)

>> Summing Up The Scrimmages

 A week after a dominating display by Tennessee’s defense, the offense bounced back and controlled the Vols’ second scrimmage of the spring from the beginning.  Quarterback Tyler Bray completed his first eight pass attempts for 113 yards and finished the day 17for-30 for 258 yards, four touchdowns and an interception.  “It was a lot better performance by the offense and really a lot better scrimmage by the team from an intangibles standpoint,” head coach Derek Dooley said. “The effort, toughness, discipline and execution was a lot better. The offense really came out and controlled the tempo. We looked good throwing the ball. We ran the ball a lot better. The kickers and punters did a lot better. From that standpoint, it’s a marked improvement from where we’ve been.”

 Rogers averaged 24.9 yards per catch through both scrimmages.  Bray completed 28-for-57 (.491) pass attempts for 430 yards, seven touchdowns, and three interceptions.  UT’s defense forced eight total turnovers, averaging four per scrimmage.  The Vols defense also tallied a total of 19 tackles for loss.  Overall, Brent Brewer collected 11 tackles, 1 TFL (-3), 1 INT, 1 forced fumble, 1 PBU and 1 QB hurry.  Justin Coleman tied for third in tackles in each scrimmage.  Michael Palardy was 5-for-6 on field goals, including a long of 42.  Tailback Rajion Neal led the Vols with 102.5 rushing yards per scrimmage. 39

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 After seeing action in six games on the offensive line as a freshman in 2010, Daniel Hood was moved to the defensive line this spring.  Hood has transitioned smoothly, earning the top spot on the depth chart at nose tackle at the end of the spring.

 Six football student-athletes began classes in January and joined the squad: Justin Coleman, Mack Crowder, Vincent Dallas, Brendan Downs, Marcus Jackson and Justin Worley.  Four of the six early enrollees were ranked in the top 20 of their home state by Rivals.com: Coleman (16/Georgia), Crowder (8/Tennessee), Downs (7/Tennessee) and Worley (19/South Carolina).  Additionally, Coleman (No. 17 cornerback), Crowder (No. 14 center) and Jackson (No. 13 guard) were ranked in the top 20 at their respective positions by Rivals.  For complete profiles on UT’s six mid-term enrollees and the Vols’ full 2011 signing class, see pages 91-95.  Last season, Tennessee had eight early enrollees join the squad in January: Tyler Bray, Channing Fugate, Ja’Wuan James, Ted Meline, Corey Miller, Matt Milton, Matt Simms and Jacques Smith. Of those eight, four are currently atop the depth chart at their respective positions (Bray, Fugate, James and Smith).

THE VOLS

>> Hood Switches Lines

>> Breakdown

STAFF

TRANSITIONING POSITIONS

2011 EARLY ENROLLEES SIX JOIN IN JANUARY

OUTLOOK

ing through the season with basketball. I figured it would be a good deal for me to go out here and give it a try and see if I still had the ability to do it. Overall, I feel like it will be a good thing for me. Everybody has been very welcoming.”  Goins, who averaged 1.7 steals per game as a senior, is putting his defensive skills to the test on the field.  “I told him he’d make all-conference if he just keeps up that pace in football,” Derek Dooley joked. “Melvin wanted to play but he hadn’t played in a long time. I thought it was better just to come out here now and get a little feel. We’re not going to throw him out there in the fire. After spring, maybe he can decide if wants to really invest in it.”


OUTLOOK SCHEDULES 2011 AT A GLANCE >> Nice To Meet You

 For the third consecutive year, the Vols will face two teams that they have never played before in Montana and Buffalo. Last season, the Vols opened new series’ with UT Martin and Oregon. In 2009, UT took the field against Western Kentucky and Ohio for the first time.  It also marks the fifth consecutive year in which UT is establishing a new series with at least one school. The Vols played Northern Illinois in 2008 and Arkansas State in 2007, UT’s first meetings with each.  UT is 5-1 in its last six series-opening meetings, its lone loss coming to eventual national championship runner-up Oregon last season. All-time, Tennessee is 96-34-5 (.730) in series lid lifters.

>> Welcome To The Game

FUTURE OPPONENTS >> Last 20 Years

 During the last 20 years, Tennessee’s nonconference schedule has included elite competition on an annual basis. The Vols have played Notre Dame and UCLA four times, Miami (Fla.), Syracuse and California twice, along with meetings against Fresno State, Louisville, Marshall, Oklahoma State, Oregon, Texas Tech and Washington State.

>> Future Non-Conference Games  2012 - N.C. State (Atlanta)  2013 - at Oregon  2014 - at Oklahoma  2015 - Oklahoma, at Connecticut  2016 - Connecticut, at Nebraska  2017 - Nebraska  2018 - at Ohio State  2019 - Ohio State

 While head coach Derek Dooley enters his second season at UT, six of the Vols’ opponents have head coaches who will be in either their first or second seasons with their respective schools, including the Vols’ first four challengers: Montana (Robin Pflugrad/2nd season), Cincinnati (Butch Jones/2nd season), Florida (Will Muschamp/1st season), Buffalo (Jeff Quinn/2nd season), Vanderbilt (James Franklin/1st season) and Kentucky (Joker Phillips/2nd season). Only UC’s Butch Jones has additional head coaching experience elsewhere.

on UT’s historic November run last season, see pages 101-102 of the review section.  UT is 13-3 in its last 16 November contests.

>> Easing Into It

>> Strength of Schedule

 Tennessee’s three contests in September will be the fewest the Vols have played in college football’s opening month since playing three September games in 2005 (UAB, Florida and LSU). UT went 2-1 in September of 2005. The Vols have an open date Sept. 24.

>> Another Difficult October Looms

 The Vols will play five games in October for the first time since 2004, when they went 4-1. UT struggled in October 2010, going 0-4. The final three teams the Vols face in October (LSU, Alabama and South Carolina) boasted a combined 2010 record of 30-10 (.750).

>> November Remembered

 The Vols won all four November games in 2010 to become bowl eligible, including wins over familiar 2011 November opponents in Vanderbilt and Kentucky. The Vols will also play Middle Tennessee (Nov. 5) and Arkansas (Nov. 12) this season. For more 40

>> Home Sweet Home

 For the third consecutive season, the Vols will open the season with two games at Neyland Stadium.

 Eight of Tennessee’s opponents earned a bid to play in a bowl game last season: Florida (Outback), Georgia (Liberty), LSU (Cotton), Alabama (Capital One), South Carolina (Chick-fil-A), Middle Tennessee (GoDaddy.com), Arkansas (Sugar) and Kentucky (Compass).  Tennessee’s 2011 opponents compiled an overall 2010 record of 81-71, but six of the Vols’ competitors posted losing records a season ago: Cincinnati (4-8), Buffalo (2-10), Georgia (6-7), Middle Tennessee (6-7), Vanderbilt (2-10) and Kentucky (6-7).  Four of the Vols’ opponents were ranked in the final Associated Press and Coaches’ polls in 2010: LSU (AP-8, Coaches-8), Alabama (AP-10, Coaches-11), South Carolina (AP-22, Coaches-22) and Arkansas (AP-12, Coaches-12).

>> In-State Opponents

 The Vols will play two schools from the state of Tennessee for the third consecutive season (Middle Tennessee and Vanderbilt). In 2009 and 2010, the

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Vols played both Memphis and Vanderbilt. Tennessee also played UT Martin last season. The Vols have won nine consecutive games against in-state rivals, last losing to another team from Tennessee Nov. 19, 2005 vs. Vanderbilt, 24-28.

>> Second Year of the Decade

 In the second year of the last 11 decades, the Vols are 83-27-7 (.739), including being named National and SEC Champions in 1951. Looking back at the last 100 years: Year Record Titles 2001 11-2 -1991 9-3 -1981 8-4 -1971 10-2 -1961 6-4 -1951 10-1 National Champions SEC Champions 1941 8-2-1 -1931 9-0-1 -1921 6-2-1 -1911 3-4-2 -1901 3-3-2 --

>> Dooley’s Second Year

 Derek Dooley is currently in his second year as UT’s head coach. 15 coaches have seen a second season on Rocky Top and eight of those have seen an improvement in their second-year records compared to their first. All-time, UT coaches are 92-44-11

(.663) in their second season at the helm.  Adding to the overall improvement, two coaches have won conference championships at UT in their second seasons. Bowden Wyatt led the Vols to an SEC Championship in 1956, while General Neyland coached UT to a Southern Conference Championship in 1927. Coaches in their second seasons at UT: Name Year Record Phillip Fulmer 1994 8-4 Johnny Majors 1978 5-5-1 Bill Battle 1971 10-2 Doug Dickey 1965 8-1-2 Bowden Wyatt 1956 10-1 Harvey Robinson 1954 4-6 John Barnhill 1942 9-1-1 Robert Neyland 1927 8-0-1 M.B. Banks 1922 8-2 John R. Bender 1919 3-3-3 Z.G. Clevenger 1912 4-4 George Levene 1908 7-2 J.D. Depree 1906 1-6-2 H.F. Fisher 1903 4-5 J.A. Pierce 1900 3-2-1 *Bolded records indicate improvement vs. first year.


SPRING NOTEBOOK >> Montana

>> Florida

 The Gators will open the season at home vs. Florida Atlantic and UAB before playing host to the Vols.  Florida has won the last six meetings to take a 21-19 series lead. The Vols last defeated the Gators, 30-28, at home in 2004 while also winning in Gainesville, 24-10, in 2003.  UF leads the series in Gainesville, 10-5.  Florida’s 13 returning starters are tied for the lowest total of any SEC opponent that the Vols will face this season, while the Gators’ 45 returning lettermen are tied for the lowest figure overall of any team on UT’s schedule.  Will Muschamp enters his first season as Florida’s head coach. Tennessee is 4-3 against Florida when the Gators take the field with a first-year head coach.  Wide receiver Justin Hunter collected his first career touchdown against the Gators in 2010 (9/18), a 35-yarder.

 The Vols and Bulldogs have swapped victories since 2007, with the home team winning each time. UT hosts UGA this season and holds an 11-8-1 record against the Bulldogs in Knoxville.  UT will look to avenge its most lopsided road loss last season at Georgia (14-41).  Tennessee owns a 21-17-2 all-time mark against Georgia.  Four of the last five meetings have been decided by at least 18 points.  Georgia will play in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Boise State in Atlanta, Sept. 3.  UT’s 26-point victory against Georgia (45-19) is the Bulldogs’ largest loss in the past two seasons.  Mark Richt, in his 11th season at Georgia, is tied as the longest tenured coach at his respective school of any of UT’s opponents.

>> LSU

 This mid-October meeting in Knoxville is likely to be one of the most highly-anticipated match-ups of the season for the Vols after last season’s heartbreaking 16-14 loss at LSU. After the clock read 0:00 with the scoreboard in UT’s favor, the Vols were penalized for having too many men on the field during the final play. With one last shot, LSU’s Stevan Ridley plunged into the end zone with no time on the clock as the TIgers escaped with a two-point victory.  Despite last season’s loss, the Vols own a 20-8-3 record all-time against LSU, including a 11-2-1 mark in Knoxville.  LSU has won three consecutive meetings with UT, including a 28-24 triumph in Knoxville in 2006. Previously, the Tigers hadn’t won at Neyland Stadium since 1988.  Les Miles, in his 11th season at LSU, is tied as the longest tenured coach at his respective school of any of UT’s opponents.

>> Alabama

 Alabama has won four consecutive meetings and leads the all-time series 47-38-7, including a slight 5-4 edge in Tuscaloosa.  The Vols’ last victory in Tuscaloosa came in a fiveovertime effort, a 51-43 win in 2003.  Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium ranks as the fifth-largest collegiate football stadium in the country with a capacity of 101,821. Outside of Neyland Stadium, it’s the largest venue that Tennessee will play at in 2011.  The Tide’s 53 returning lettermen are tied for the most UT will face this season, while their 18 returning starters rank tied as the second most on UT’s schedule.  Tailback Tauren Poole became the first individual to rush for more than 100 yards against Alabama in 41 games and was the only one to accomplish the feat last season. Poole had 117 yards, including a career-long 59-yard TD rush in the first quarter.

>> South Carolina

 The Vols and Gamecocks have traded wins since 2007, with the home team prevailing each time. UT hosts USC this season and holds a 14-1 record against the Gamecocks in Knoxville.  South Carolina’s lone win in Knoxville was a 1615 victory in 2005. Overall, the Vols lead the all-time series 22-5-2.  USC head coach Steve Spurrier is the winningest coach on Tennessee’s schedule with 186 victories.  The Gamecocks have an open date the week prior to their trip to Knoxville (Oct. 22), giving them a 14-day break in between games, the longest any UT opponent has in 2011 prior to playing the Vols.  USC’s 13 returning starters are tied for the lowest total of any SEC opponent that the Vols will face this season.

>> Middle Tennessee

 The Vols and Blue Raiders have met just once, a 26-3 UT victory in 2002 in Knoxville. The Vols have won nine straight games against in-state opponents.  Tennessee is 6-0 against current members of the Sun Belt conference.  The Vols are 14-0 against teams currently not in a BCS conference.  MTSU is UT’s only non-conference opponent

who played in a bowl game last season, participating in the GoDaddy.com Bowl, but falling 35-21 to Miami (Ohio).  The Blue Raiders return just 10 starters, the fewest of any Vols’ competitor.

>> Arkansas

 Tennessee will travel to Fayetteville, Ark. for the first time since 2006, where the Vols are 2-2 against the Razorbacks. All-time, UT leads the series 13-3.  The Vols won the previous meeting, 34-13, in Knoxville, but haven’t won in Fayetteville since a 13-3 victory in 2001.  Arkansas is UT’s only opponent to have played in a BCS game in 2010. The Razorbacks lost to Ohio State, 31-26, in the Sugar Bowl.  Arkansas is one of three UT opponents who notched double-digit wins (10) last season.  Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium (72,000) is the third-largest stadium that the Vols will play in away from home.

>> Vanderbilt

 With a 24-10 victory against the Commodores in 2010, the Vols stretched their all-time series lead to a 72-27-5 mark.  Tennessee has won five straight against Vanderbilt, but the Commorodes were the last in-state rival to defeat the Vols, doing so in a 28-24 win in Knoxville in 2005. Since then, UT has posted nine straight victories over fellow Tennessee teams.  Vanderbilt returns 21 of its 24 starters from 2010, the highest total for any UT opponent. The nexthighest figure is 18 for both Alabama and Cincinnati.  Vanderbilt’s 2-10 record in 2010 tied Buffalo for the worst of any UT opponent.  Wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers set career highs of three receptions for 59 yards vs. Vanderbilt last season.

>> Kentucky

 Tennessee upheld the longest active winning streak in a series between two major college teams with its 26th straight win over the Wildcats in 2010. The Vols’ 24-14 victory made them bowl eligible.  Tennessee leads the all-time series 74-23-9 and holds a 35-13-3 advantage in Lexington. UK last defeated the Vols in Lexington in 1981.  Kentucky’s 53 returning lettermen are tied with Alabama for the most for any team on UT’s schedule.  Quarterback Tyler Bray tossed for a career-high 354 passing yards to lead the Vols against Kentucky last year. 41

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 The Vols are 4-1 all-time vs. the Bearcats, including wins in their last four meetings. All five contests have been played in Knoxville.  First game for UT against a member of the currently constructed BIG EAST since a 35-14 win against Rutgers, Sept. 28, 2002.  All-time, the Vols are 15-4 (.789) against current BIG EAST members.  Cincinnati’s 18 returning starters are tied for the second-most that the Vols will face in 2011.  Cincinnati opens its season vs. Austin Peay on Sept. 1, giving the Bearcats nine days in between their Sept. 10 date with the Vols. That marks the longest layover that any of UT’s non-conference opponents will have before playing the Vols.

>> Georgia

 LSU opens the season Sept. 3 against Oregon in the Cowboys Classic game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  The Tigers finished with the highest final 2010 poll rankings of any of UT’s 2011 opponents, placing eighth in both the Associated Press and Coaches’ polls.

THE VOLS

>> Cincinnati

 First all-time meeting.  The Bulls are UT’s second non-conference opponent to open October since 1995. The only other non-SEC team to begin UT’s October schedule in that period was Northern Illinois, also from the MidAmerican Conference, in 2008.  The Vols are 5-0 against current MAC teams alltime, including recent wins vs. Ohio in 2009 and Northern Illinois in 2008.  Buffalo’s 2-10 record in 2010 tied Vanderbilt for the worst of any 2011 UT opponent.  This game opens a three-game homestand, UT’s longest of the season.

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 First all-time meeting.  Tennessee’s first all-time meeting against any member of the currently constructed Big Sky conference.  The Vols have won their last two season openers and are 84-24-6 (.763) all-time.  Tennessee has also won its past 16 home openers and is 90-18-5 (.819) all-time.  The Vols are 14-0 against teams currently not in a BCS conference.  Vols’ earliest season opener since 2008 (9/1 vs. UCLA) and earliest home opener since 2006 (9/2 vs. California).

>> Buffalo

OUTLOOK

2011 BREAKDOWN


OUTLOOK

MONTANA GRIZZLIES

CINCINNATI BEARCATS

FLORIDA GATORS

BUFFALO BULLS

GEORGIA BULLDOGS

LSU TIGERS

SEPT. 3 KNOXVILLE

SEPT. 10 KNOXVILLE

SEPT. 17 GAINESVILLE, FLA.

OCT. 1 KNOXVILLE

OCT. 8 KNOXVILLE

OCT. 15 KNOXVILLE

>>QUICK FACTS Name: University of Montana Location: Missoula, Mont. Founded/Enrollment: 1893/15,642 Colors: Copper, Silver, Gold and Maroon Stadium: Washington-Grizzly (25,217) Conference: Big Sky

>>QUICK FACTS Name: University of Cincinnati Location: Cincinnati, Ohio Founded/Enrollment: 1819/41,357 Colors: Red and Black Stadium: Nippert Stadium (35,000) Conference: BIG EAST

>>QUICK FACTS Name: University of Florida Location: Gainesville, Fla. Founded/Enrollment: 1853/52,271 Colors: Orange and Blue Stadium: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (88,548) Conference: Southeastern (East)

>>QUICK FACTS Name: University of Buffalo Location: Buffalo, N.Y. Founded/Enrollment: 1846/28,054 Colors: Royal Blue and White Stadium: UB Stadium (29,013) Conference: Mid-American (East)

>>QUICK FACTS Name: University of Georgia Location: Athens, Ga. Founded/Enrollment: 1785/34,885 Colors: Red and Black Stadium: Sanford Stadium (92,746) Conference: Southeastern (East)

>>QUICK FACTS Name: Louisiana State University Location: Baton Rouge, La. Founded/Enrollment: 1860/28,771 Colors: Purple and Gold Stadium: Tiger Stadium (92,400) Conference: Southeastern (West)

>>AT A GLANCE Head Coach: Robin Pflugrad (2nd season) Career Record/at UM: 7-4/Same Series: First meeting At Knoxville: Same Last Meeting: N/A 2010 Overall Record: 7-4 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 5-3/t-3rd 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: None Lettermen Ret./Lost: 45/14 Starters Ret./Lost: 16/8

>>AT A GLANCE Head Coach: Butch Jones (2nd season) Career Record/at UC: 31-21/4-8 Series: 4-1 UT At Knoxville: Same Last Meeting: W, 40-0, 9/26/1992 2010 Overall Record: 4-8 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 2-5/7th 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: None Lettermen Ret./Lost: 51/14 Starters Ret./Lost: 18/7

>>AT A GLANCE Head Coach: Will Muschamp (1st season) Career Record/at UF: 0-0/Same Series: 21-19 UF At Gainesville: 10-5 UF Last Meeting: L, 17-31, 9/18/2010 2010 Overall Record: 8-5 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 4-4/2nd East 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: Outback (W, 37-24, vs. Penn St.)/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 45/24 Starters Ret./Lost: 13/11

>>AT A GLANCE Head Coach: Jeff Quin (2nd season) Career Record/at UB: 2-10/Same Series: First meeting At Knoxville: Same Last Meeting: N/A 2010 Overall Record: 2-10 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 1-7/t-5th East 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: None Lettermen Ret./Lost: 50/19 Starters Ret./Lost: 12/9

>>AT A GLANCE Head Coach: Mark Richt (11th season) Career Record/at UGA: 96-34/Same Series: 21-17-2 UT At Knoxville: 11-8-1 UT Last Meeting: L, 14-41, 10/9/2010 2010 Overall Record: 6-7 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 3-5/t-3rd East 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: Liberty (L, 6-10 vs. UCF)/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 46/25 Starters Ret./Lost: 15/9

>>AT A GLANCE Head Coach: Les Miles (11th season) Career Record/at LSU: 90-38/62-17 Series: 20-8-3 UT At Knoxville: 11-2-1 UT Last Meeting: L, 14-16, 10/2/2010 2010 Overall Record: 11-2 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 6-2/t-2nd West 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: Cotton (W, 4124 vs. Texas A&M)/AP-8, Coaches-8 Lettermen Ret./Lost: 52/19 Starters Ret./Lost: 16/9

>>MEDIA INFO Media Contact: Dave Guffey Phone: (406) 243-5402 Email: guffeydb@mso.umt.edu Web Site: montanagrizzlies.com

>>MEDIA INFO Media Contact: Ryan Koslen Phone: (513) 497-3132 Email: Ryan.Koslen@uc.edu Web Site: gobearcats.com

>>MEDIA INFO Media Contact: Steve McClain Phone: (352) 375-4683 Email: stevem@gators.uaa.ufl.edu Web Site: gatorzone.com

>>MEDIA INFO Media Contact: Paul Vecchio Phone: (716) 645-6761 Email: pvecchio@buffalo.edu Web Site: buffalobulls.com

>>MEDIA INFO Media Contact: Claude Felton Phone: (706) 542-1621 Email: cfelton@sports.uga.edu Web Site: georgiadogs.com

>>MEDIA INFO Media Contact: Michael Bonnette Phone: (225) 578-8226 Email: mbonnet@lsu.edu Web Site: lsusports.net

>>2011 SCHEDULE Sept. 3 at Tennessee Sept. 10 Cal Poly Sept. 17 Eastern Washington Sept. 24 at Sacramento State Oct. 1 Northern Colorado Oct. 8 at Idaho State Oct. 15 Portland State Oct. 22 at Northern Arizona Oct. 29 Weber State Nov. 5 Western Oregon Nov. 19 at Montana State

>>2011 SCHEDULE Sept. 1 Austin Peay Sept. 10 at Tennessee Sept. 17 Akron Sept. 22 NC State Oct. 1 at Miami (Ohio) Oct. 15 Louisville Oct. 22 at USF Nov. 5 at Pittsburgh Nov. 12 West Virginia Nov. 19 at Rutgers Nov. 26 at Syracuse Dec. 3 Connecticut

>>2011 SCHEDULE Sept. 3 Florida Atlantic Sept. 10 UAB Sept. 17 Tennessee Sept. 24 at Kentucky Oct. 1 Alabama Oct. 8 at LSU Oct. 15 at Auburn Oct. 29 Georgia (Jacksonville, Fla.) Nov. 5 Vanderbilt Nov. 12 at South Carolina Nov. 19 Furman Nov. 26 Florida State

>>2011 SCHEDULE Sept. 3 at Pittsburgh Sept. 10 Stony Brook Sept. 17 at Ball State Sept. 24 Connecticut Oct. 1 at Tennessee Oct. 8 Ohio Oct. 15 at Temple Oct. 22 Northern Illinois Oct. 29 at Miami (Ohio) Nov. 12 at Eastern Michigan Nov. 19 Akron Nov. 25 Bowling Green

>>2011 SCHEDULE Sept. 3 Boise State (Atlanta) Sept. 10 South Carolina Sept. 17 Coastal Carolina Sept. 24 at Mississippi Oct. 1 Mississippi State Oct. 8 at Tennessee Oct. 15 at Vanderbilt Oct. 29 Florida (Jacksonville, Fla.) Nov. 5 New Mexico State Nov. 12 Auburn Nov. 19 Kentucky Nov. 26 at Georgia Tech

>>2011 SCHEDULE Sept. 3 Oregon (Arlington, Texas) Sept. 10 Northwestern State Sept. 15 at Mississippi State Sept. 24 at West Virginia Oct. 1 Kentucky Oct. 8 Florida Oct. 15 at Tennessee Oct. 22 Auburn Nov. 5 at Alabama Nov. 12 Western Kentucky Nov. 19 at Mississippi Nov. 25 Arkansas

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2011 OPPONENTS OUTLOOK STAFF THE VOLS

SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS

MIDDLE TENNESSEE BLUE RAIDERS

ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS

VANDERBILT COMMODORES

KENTUCKY WILDCATS

OCT. 22 TUSCALOOSA, ALA.

OCT. 29 KNOXVILLE

NOV. 5 KNOXVILLE

NOV. 12 FAYETTEVILLE, ARK.

NOV. 19 KNOXVILLE

NOV. 26 LEXINGTON, KY.

>>QUICK FACTS Name: University of Alabama Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Founded/Enrollment: 1831/30,232 Colors: Crimson and White Stadium: Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821) Conference: Southeastern (West)

>>QUICK FACTS Name: University of South Carolina Location: Columbia, S.C. Founded/Enrollment: 1801/28,481 Colors: Garnet and Black Stadium: Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250) Conference: Southeastern (East)

>>QUICK FACTS Name: Middle Tennessee State University Location: Murfreesboro Founded/Enrollment: 1911/26,430 Colors: Royal Blue and White Stadium: Floyd Stadium (30,788) Conference: Sun Belt

>>QUICK FACTS Name: University of Arkansas Location: Fayetteville, Ark. Founded/Enrollment: 1871/19,849 Colors: Cardinal and White Stadium: Razorback Stadium (72,000) Conference: Southeastern (West)

>>QUICK FACTS Name: Vanderbilt University Location: Nashville Founded/Enrollment: 1873/12,714 Colors: Black and Gold Stadium: Vanderbilt Stadium (39,773) Conference: Southeastern (East)

>>QUICK FACTS Name: University of Kentucky Location: Lexington, Ky. Founded/Enrollment: 1865/27,000 Colors: Blue and White

>>AT A GLANCE Head Coach: Nick Saban (5th season) Career Record/at UA: 129-53-1/38-11 Series: 47-38-7 UA At Tuscaloosa: 5-4 UA Last Meeting: L, 10-41, 10/23/2010 2010 Overall Record: 10-3 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 5-3/4th West 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: Capital One (W, 49-7 vs. Michigan St.)/AP-10, Coaches-11 Lettermen Ret./Lost: 53/13 Starters Ret./Lost: 18/7

>>AT A GLANCE Head Coach: Steve Spurrier (7th season) Career Record/at USC: 186-73-2/44-33 Series: 22-5-2 UT At Knoxville: 14-1 UT Last Meeting: L, 24-38, 10/30/2010 2010 Overall Record: 9-5 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 5-3/1st East 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: Chick-fil-A (L, 17-26 vs. Florida St.)/AP-22, Coaches-22 Lettermen Ret./Lost: 48/20 Starters Ret./Lost: 13/11

>>AT A GLANCE Head Coach: Rick Stockstill (6th season) Career Record/at MTSU: 33-30/Same Series: 1-0 UT At Knoxville: Same Last Meeting: W, 26-3, 9/7/2002 2010 Overall Record: 6-7 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 5-3/3rd 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: GoDaddy.com (L, 21-35 vs. Miami (Ohio)/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 50/17 Starters Ret./Lost: 10/12

>>AT A GLANCE Head Coach: Bobby Petrino (4th season) Career Record/at UA: 64-24/23-15 Series: 13-3-0 UT At Fayetteville: 2-2 Last Meeting: W, 34-13, 11/10/2007 2010 Overall Record: 10-3 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 6-2/t-2nd West 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: Sugar (L, 26-31 vs. Ohio St.)/AP-12, Coaches-12 Lettermen Ret./Lost: 47/22 Starters Ret./Lost: 15/9

>>AT A GLANCE Head Coach: James Franklin (1st season) Career Record/at VU: 0-0/Same Series: 72-27-5 UT At Knoxville: 36-10-1 UT Last Meeting: W, 24-10, 11/20/2010 2010 Overall Record: 2-10 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 1-7/6th East 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: None Lettermen Ret./Lost: 51/16 Starters Ret./Lost: 21/3

>>AT A GLANCE Head Coach: Joker Phillips (2nd season) Career Record/at UK: 6-7/Same Series: 74-23-9 UT At Lexington: 35-13-3 UT Last Meeting: W, 24-14, 11/27/2010 2010 Overall Record: 6-7 2010 Conf. Record/Finish: 2-6/5th East 2010 Bowl/Final Rank: Compass (L, 10-27 vs. Pittsburgh)/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 53/20 Starters Ret./Lost: 17/7

>>MEDIA INFO Media Contact: Jeff Purinton Phone: (205) 348-6084 Email: jpurinton@ia.ua.edu Web Site: rolltide.com

>>MEDIA INFO Media Contact: Steve Fink Phone: (803) 777-7987 Email: finksc@mailbox.sc.edu Web Site: gamecocksonline.com

>>MEDIA INFO Media Contact: Mark Owens Phone: (615) 898-5057 Email: owens@goblueraiders.com Web Site: goblueraiders.com

>>MEDIA INFO Media Contact: Zack Higbee Phone: (479) 575-5786 Email: zhigbee@uark.edu Web Site: ArkansasRazorbacks.com

>>MEDIA INFO Media Contact: Larry Leathers Phone: (615) 343-6437 Email: larry.leathers@vanderbilt.edu Web Site: vucommodores.com

>>MEDIA INFO Media Contact: Tony Neely Phone: (859) 257-3838 Email: tneely@uky.edu Web Site: ukathletics.com

>>2011 SCHEDULE Sept. 3 Kent State Sept. 10 at Penn State Sept. 17 North Texas Sept. 24 Arkansas Oct. 1 at Florida Oct. 8 Vanderbilt Oct. 15 at Mississippi Oct. 22 Tennessee Nov. 5 LSU Nov. 12 at Mississippi State Nov. 19 Georgia Southern Nov. 26 at Auburn

>>2011 SCHEDULE Sept. 3 East Carolina Sept. 10 at Georgia Sept. 17 Navy Sept. 24 Vanderbilt Oct. 1 Auburn Oct. 8 Kentucky Oct. 15 at Mississippi State Oct. 29 at Tennessee Nov. 5 at Arkansas Nov. 12 Florida Nov. 19 The Citadel Nov. 26 Clemson

>>2011 SCHEDULE Sept. 3 at Purdue Sept. 10 Georgia Tech Sept. 24 at Troy Oct. 1 Memphis Oct. 6 Western Kentucky Oct. 22 at Florida Atlantic Oct. 29 Louisiana Nov. 5 at Tennessee Nov. 12 at Lousiana-Monroe Nov. 19 Arkansas State Nov. 26 Florida International Dec. 3 at North Texas

>>2011 SCHEDULE Sept. 3 Missouri State Sept. 10 New Mexico Sept. 17 Troy Sept. 24 at Alabama Oct. 1 at Texas A&M Oct. 8 Auburn Oct. 22 at Mississippi Oct. 29 at Vanderbilt Nov. 5 South Carolina Nov. 12 Tennessee Nov. 19 Mississippi State Nov. 25 at LSU

>>2011 SCHEDULE Sept. 3 Elon Sept. 10 Connecticut Sept. 17 Mississippi Sept. 24 at South Carolina Oct. 8 at Alabama Oct. 15 Georgia Oct. 22 Army Oct. 29 Arkansas Nov. 5 at Florida Nov. 12 Kentucky Nov. 19 at Tennessee Nov. 26 at Wake Forest

>>2011 SCHEDULE Sept. 3 Western Ky. (Nashville) Sept. 10 Central Michigan Sept. 17 Louisville Sept. 24 Florida Oct. 1 at LSU Oct. 8 at South Carolina Oct. 22 Jacksonville State Oct. 29 Mississippi State Nov. 5 Mississippi Nov. 12 at Vanderbilt Nov. 19 at Georgia Nov. 26 Tennessee

Stadium: Commonwealth Stadium (67,942)

Conference: Southeastern (East)

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ALABAMA CRIMSON TIDE


THE STAFF 46 Head Coach Derek Dooley /// 48 Coordinators /// 50 Assistant Coaches /// 54 Football Administration /// 55 Support Staff /// 58 Tennessee Administration photo >> Patrick Murphy-Racey (pmrphoto.com)


STAFF

HEAD COACH DEREK DOOLEY second season at tennessee >> The Facts

 Born: June 10, 1968 (Athens, Ga.)  Wife: Dr. Allison Jeffers Dooley  Children: John Taylor, Peyton and Julianna

 Education Clarke Central High School University of Virginia 1991 University of Georgia Law School 1994

Derek Dooley may own a rival’s pedigree, but to Tennessee fans he felt just like one of their own when the Vols introduced him as the school’s 22nd head coach in January 2010. Dooley, 42, came to UT after three seasons as head coach at Louisiana Tech, where he also served as athletics director since March 2008. He was the only athletics director serving as head football coach on the major college level. But it is his family lineage where Tennessee and Southeastern Conference football fans make the connection. Dooley is the youngest son of Georgia legend Vince Dooley, who coached the Bulldogs for 25 seasons and claimed six league titles and the 1980 national championship. And yet Tennessee’s Dooley sounds right at home on Rocky Top. “As most of you know, I grew up in this conference,” he said. “I grew up in the SEC. It didn’t take me long as a youngster to realize that Tennessee was the essence of college football. Even as a young kid, watching the team run through the ‘T,’ when you see checkerboard end zones and, of course, hear ‘Rocky Top’ – those were vivid memories as a youngster.” In Dooley’s first season at the helm of the Tennessee football program, the Vols finished 6-7, winning all four games in November and playing North Carolina in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. The bright future on the horizon for Tennessee football was exemplified by performances from the talented freshmen class. Tennessee played 26 freshmen in 2010, including 16 true freshmen, both the third-highest totals in major college football. A school-record seven true freshmen started against Memphis. Many of the 2010 UT freshmen assumed significant roles and produced record-setting seasons. Quarterback Tyler Bray was 4-1 as a starter and set a Tennessee record for passing yards by a freshman with 1,537. He also set overall school records for passing touchdowns (5) and passing yards (308) in a single half (both at Memphis). Freshman wide receiver Justin Hunter set a Tennessee freshman record with seven receiving touchdowns and averaged nearly 26 yards per catch this season. Additionally, the Vols received 31 starts by freshmen on the offensive line, including right tackle Ja’Wuan James, who started all 13 games. James 46

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 College Football Wide Receiver University of Virginia 1987-90

Coaching Career Year School 1996 Georgia 1997 Southern Methodist 1998-99 Southern Methodist 2000-02 LSU 2003 LSU 2004 LSU 2005-06 Miami Dolphins 2007-09 Louisiana Tech 2010-11 Tennessee

Position Grad. Asst., Defensive Backs Wide Receivers Coach Wide Receivers/ Co-Recruiting Coordinator Recruiting Coordinator/Tight Ends Running Backs/Special Teams Assistant Head Coach/ Running Backs/Special Teams Tight Ends Coach Head Coach Head Coach

Stone (8 starts), JerQuari Schofield (5 starts) and Zach Fulton (5 starts) also started multiple games on the offensive line in 2010. And while the future certainly seems promising, the 2010 team featured a big-play offense that produced 71 plays of 20plus yards, 19 of which were touchdowns, a significant increase from the 2009 totals of 61 plays of 20-plus yards, 10 of which went for touchdowns. The 2010 Vols developed as the season progressed defensively as well, ranking eighth nationally in November by allowing only 13.0 points per game. Tennessee also was a plus-9 in turnover margin in November, the third-best total nationally. And despite having such a young roster, the disciplined nature of the 2010 Vols allowed them to rank third in the conference in fewest penalty yards per game for the entire season (41.5 yards per game). Dooley never accepted the predetermined path to success. He played his college football at Virginia, turning down scholarship offers elsewhere to walk on and later earn his own scholarship from Cavaliers head coach George Welsh. As a wide receiver, Dooley earned that scholarship after his second season and went on to help the Cavaliers to three bowl appearances and the 1989 Atlantic Coast Conference championship. In 1990, he was named first team Academic All-ACC and helped Virginia to a Sugar Bowl bid against Tennessee. During his career at Virginia, Dooley caught 41 passes for


HEAD COACH DEREK DOOLEY what they’re saying about derek dooley

St. Louis Rams tight end

Dooley began his coaching career in 1996 as a graduate assistant at Georgia under defensive coordinator Joe Kines. He then served from 1997-99 as wide receivers coach and co-recruiting coordinator at SMU, where Dooley helped the Mustangs to the school’s only winning season over a 20-year stretch. Dooley joined the staff at LSU under Saban in 2000, serving as recruiting coordinator and tight ends coach from 2000-02 and then running backs coach and special teams coordinator from 2003-04. While LSU’s recruiting coordinator, Dooley helped the Tigers land No. 1 classes in 2001 and 2003. The Tigers won SEC championships both of those seasons, claimed the BCS national championship in 2003, and Saban promoted Dooley to assistant head coach for the 2004 campaign. Under Dooley’s tutelage, running back Justin Vincent set an LSU freshman record by rushing for 1,001 yards in 2003. He went on to be named MVP of both the SEC Championship Game as well as the Sugar Bowl, during which LSU claimed the BCS national title. In 2004, the Tigers finished first in the SEC in rushing (193.8 yards per game), led by Alley Broussard (867 yards, 6.1 avg.) and Joseph Addai (680

yards, 6.7 avg.), a first-round draft choice of Indianapolis in 2006. Dooley left with Saban to serve as tight ends coach for the Dolphins from 2005-06. During his two years in Miami, Dooley oversaw the continued development of tight end Randy McMichael, who ended his Dolphins career as the all-time leader in receptions by a tight end. Before embarking on his coaching career, Dooley practiced law at a private law firm in Atlanta for two years. Dooley is married to Dr. Allison Jeffers Dooley, an OB/GYN and Fort Worth, Texas, native. They have two sons, John Taylor (12) and Peyton (9), and a daughter, Julianna (7). Allison is active in fundraising and serves on the Board of Directors locally for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Imagination Library. The Dooleys also host an annual fundraising event for Variety, an organization that provides financial support for numerous children’s charities.

“He’s the kind of coach that’s got a lot of energy, and he’s somebody that you can relate to on a personal level. He’s great at giving advice while being upbeat at the same time. There aren’t many coaches that will let you have fun while getting the job done at the same time. He has the ability to get that out of you.” >> Joseph Addai Indianapolis Colts tailback

“I really admire and look up to him. Not only is he a great coach, but he is a great man. He comes from a background of tradition of winning, and he represents what you expect from in a coach. You can believe and fully trust him. He is a highcharacter man and a player’s coach.” >> Robert Royal Cleveland Browns tight end

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“Coach Dooley is such a bright person. He made me a better person on and off the field. He made me focus every day on every aspect of the game. As a coach, he makes you the best player you can possibly be. He’ll coach you like you’ve never been coached, and he’ll push you to your maximum potential. He is a phenomenal teacher.” >> Randy McMichael

THE VOLS

National college football journalist and longtime sportswriter for the Atlanta JournalConstitution

STAFF

“(Derek) Dooley is not only the right kind of coach, he is the right kind of MAN that Tennessee needs to lead its football program at this point in history.” >> Tony Barnhart

OUTLOOK

604 yards and three touchdowns. His level of play was such in the 1990 season that he was invited to and participated in the Senior Bowl. He graduated that year with a bachelor’s degree in government and foreign affairs, and then went on to earn his law degree from the University of Georgia in 1994. After a successful start to the legal profession, Dooley switched gears and returned to his love of football. Four short years later, he latched onto the staff of Nick Saban at LSU and moved into the fast lane of the SEC. After five successful seasons that included two SEC titles and the 2003 national championship, Dooley moved with Saban to the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. “I really thrived in his way of doing things,” Dooley said of Saban. “I’m very grateful for the opportunity he gave me in wearing so many hats, coaching different positions, coordinating recruiting and coordinating special teams, assistant head coach -- he really allowed me to blossom as a young coach.” But rather than remain in that comfort zone, Dooley again chose his own path toward success – a path that returned him to the state of Louisiana. “There was a part of me that said stay in your comfort zone, sit tight, and, hopefully, one day it (head coaching job) would come,” Dooley said. “That really isn’t who I am, and I felt I needed to develop more to be ready when I got this opportunity.” Dooley was named to his first head coaching position by Louisiana Tech in December 2006, and immediately began laying the foundation for future success. Included in his 23-26 overall record was an 8-5 mark in 2008 highlighted by the school’s first postseason victory in 30 years at the Independence Bowl. Tech finished second in the WAC that season and played in a bowl game for only the third time since joining the major college ranks in 1989. For his efforts, the Louisiana Sports Writers’ Association named him 2008 Coach of the Year. Tennessee Director of Athletics Mike Hamilton, always a visionary, saw in Dooley a rising star on the sidelines that could fit right away into his rugged SEC surroundings. “Derek is one of the bright young coaches in America,” Hamilton said. “He understands our league and the competitive environment in which we compete. He took a very difficult first head coaching job and made significant strides there in a short period of time. “He is incredibly bright, a tireless recruiter and excellent on-the-field coach.”


STAFF Jim Chaney

Offensive Coordinator/ Running Backs

3rd Season at Tennessee >> The Facts

 Born: Jan. 12, 1962 (Holden, Mo.)  Wife: Lisa Chaney  Children: Elizabeth, Sara

 Education

Holden High School Central Missouri State University 1985

 College Football

Nose Guard, Central Missouri State, 1980-83

 Coaching Career

Cal State Fullerton 1985-87, Western Michigan 1988, Cal State Fullerton 1988-92, Wyoming 199396, Purdue 1997-2005, St. Louis Rams 2006-08, Tennessee 2009-present.

 Bowl Game Coaching History

1993 Copper, 1997 Alamo, 1998 Alamo, 2000 Outback, 2001 Rose, 2001 Sun, 2002 Sun, 2004 Capital One, 2004 Sun, 2009 Chick-fil-A, 2010 Music City.

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The start to Jim Chaney’s second season at Tennessee certainly offered a monumental assignment. UT’s offensive coordinator faced the task of replacing his quarterback, finding a starting tailback and overhauling nearly the entire offensive line. But Chaney once again pushed all the right buttons to produce what turned into a terrific rushing and passing combination that vaulted Tennessee into another bowl game. Chaney saw junior Tauren Poole pass the 1,000-yard rushing plateau during his first season as the starter, and then watched as true freshman Tyler Bray threw for a UT freshmanrecord 1,849 yards while leading the Vols to a 4-0 November. All this behind an offensive line that jelled down the stretch and offers a solid anchor for Tennessee’s surging fortunes. Chaney, 49, arrived in Knoxville in 2009 from the NFL ranks, having spent the three previous seasons as assistant coach for the St. Louis Rams. The majority of Chaney’s coaching experience, however, comes from the collegiate ranks. His coaching and recruiting turns at Purdue, Wyoming and Cal State Fullerton made him the perfect fit for Tennessee. Chaney spent all three years in St. Louis coaching the offensive line before adding tight ends to his assignment sheet in 2008. During the 2007 campaign, Chaney helped coach an offensive line that led running back Steven Jackson to his third consecutive 1,000-yard season. Possessing one of college football’s best offensive minds, Chaney helped the Boilermakers lead the Big Ten in passing offense five times and total offense three. Purdue was ranked in the top 10 in the nation in total offense in six seasons, including 2000, when the Boilermakers ranked fourth. Chaney served as the offensive coordinator at Purdue from 1997-2005. Quarterback Drew Brees, a second-round draft pick by the San Diego Chargers in 2001, was the NCAA total offense champion in 2000, averaging 349.1 yards per game, and received the Maxwell Award as the nation’s outstanding player. Tim Stratton received the inaugural John Mackey Award as the nation’s best tight end in 2000. More importantly, the 2000 combination of Chaney and Brees under head coach Joe Tiller led Purdue to its first Big Ten championship and Rose Bowl berth in 33 years. From 1997-2001, Chaney served as recruiting coordinator and helped the Boilermakers sign some

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of the country’s top high school talent. The 1998 class was ranked second in the Big Ten and 11th nationally. Each of Chaney’s last five classes was in the top 30 nationally. Before his Purdue tenure, Chaney was offensive line coach and recruiting coordinator at Wyoming in 1995 and 1996. He joined the Cowboys in 1993 as a graduate assistant, working with the tight ends and recruiting. Chaney broke into coaching at Cal State Fullerton in 1985. He served in many areas, including offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator as well as coaching all offensive positions. Chaney had a stint as the offensive line coach at Western Michigan during the spring of 1988 before returning to Cal State Fullerton. A native of Holden, Mo., Chaney earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Central Missouri State University in 1985 after a career at nose guard. He earned All-Conference honors as a senior. Chaney and his wife, Lisa, who hails from Rock Springs, Wyo., are the parents of daughters Elizabeth and Sara.


COORDINATORS

 Born: Nov. 12, 1976 (Eugene, Ore.)

 Education

Junction City (Ore.) High School University of Oregon 1999

 College Football

Safety/Cornerback, University of Oregon, 1995-99

 Coaching Career

Boise State 2001-02, California 2003-05, Boise State 2006-09, Tennessee 2010-present.

 Bowl Game Coaching History

2002 Humanitarian, 2003 Insight, 2004 Holiday, 2005 Las Vegas, 2007 Fiesta, 2007 Hawaii, 2008 Poinsettia, 2010 Fiesta, 2010 Music City.

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mized the Cal defense’s swarm-to-the-ball philosophy, and the Bears went to three straight bowls and combined for a 26-12 record. In his two seasons as a graduate assistant at Boise State, Wilcox worked with the outside linebackers. He helped Boise State to an upset victory over No. 8 Fresno State in 2001 and a 12-1 record and No. 15 national ranking in 2002. The Junction City, Ore., native played collegiately at Oregon from 1995-99 and was a part of four teams that advanced to bowl games. He played in the 1997 Las Vegas, 1998 Aloha, and 1999 Sun bowls. He redshirted in 1995 when Oregon participated in the Cotton Bowl. His first three years were spent at safety before he moved to cornerback as a senior in 1999 and claimed All-Pac-10 second-team honors. Wilcox earned his bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Oregon in 1999. Wilcox is the son of Dave Wilcox, All-Pro linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000.

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Defensive Coordinator

Justin Wilcox saved his best defensive showings for last during his debut season in the Southeastern Conference. Wilcox blended a unit of defenders that hit its stride during Tennessee’s unbeaten November streak to a bowl game. The Vols defense registered more sacks, forced turnovers and took advantage with big-play scoring opportunities while limiting four straight foes to no more than 14 points. Wilcox came to Knoxville from Boise State, where for the previous four seasons he served as defensive coordinator and helped the Broncos blast their way into the elite of college football. In 2009, Boise State completed a perfect 14-0 season with a Fiesta Bowl victory over TCU. That victory lifted Boise State’s record to 49-4 in four seasons with Wilcox at the defensive helm under head coach Chris Petersen. Wilcox, 34, made his mark on the national defensive rankings in 2009, guiding the Broncos to a No. 14 statistical finish in both total defense and scoring defense and a No. 3 showing in turnover margin. Boise State bookended the season with two of its most impressive victories, clamping down on Pac-10 Conference champion Oregon 19-8 to start the year and then closing with the 17-10 triumph over previously undefeated TCU at the Fiesta Bowl. The Broncos of 2008 were nearly as tough, finishing 12-1 and winning their second Western Athletic Conference title in three seasons. Wilcox’s defense ranked third nationally in scoring, allowing just 12.6 points per game and holding eight of its 13 opponents to 10 points or fewer. Boise State led the WAC in total defense and scoring defense all four seasons under Wilcox. Wilcox coached six seasons overall in Boise, also working as a graduate assistant for the Broncos from 2001-02. Among his prized stalwarts were defensive end Ryan Winterswyk and defensive back Kyle Wilson, both of whom twice earned All-WAC first team nods. In both 2007 and 2006, the Broncos also led the WAC in rushing defense. Boise State was eighth nationally against the run during Wilcox’s debut season as defensive coordinator, and his overall defensive scheme was instrumental in helping that 2006 squad to a 13-0 record and the now-famous 43-42 overtime win over Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl. Before returning to Boise State as defensive coordinator, Wilcox spent three seasons (2003-05) at California as linebackers coach. Wilcox was credited with turning his linebackers into a unit that epito-

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STAFF Charlie Baggett

Assistant Head Coach/ Wide Receivers Charlie Baggett blended a talented mixture of upperclassmen and newcomers to give the Vols an excellent receiving corps during his first year at UT. The NFL veteran, who has coached nine 1,000-yard receivers in the pro ranks, saw seniors Gerald Jones and Denarius Moore lead Tennessee in 2010. Jones was tops in catches with 55 for 596 yards and four touchdowns, while Moore led the way with 981 receiving yards and nine TDs on 47 receptions. Freshmen also thrived under Baggett’s leadership. Justin Hunter made his presence felt with a team-

leading 25.9-yard receiving average, finishing with 16 catches for 415 yards. His seven receiving scores were second only to Moore. Da’Rick Rogers caught 11 passes for 167 yards to go with 117 rushing yards and a 24.8yard kickoff return average. Baggett, 58, who serves as Tennessee’s assistant head coach and wide receivers coach, brought 33 years of coaching experience to the Vols, including 11 seasons as an NFL assistant. Baggett spent 2009 with the St. Louis Rams and before that was at Washington, where he coached the Huskies’ wide receivers from 2007-08. Baggett was associate head coach/offense and wide receivers coach for the Miami Dolphins from 2005-06, coaching under Nick Saban and alongside Dooley. Under Baggett, Dolphins wide receiver Chris Chambers had a Pro Bowl season in 2005, catching 82 passes for 1,118 yards and 11 touchdowns. Baggett was wide receivers coach for the Vikings from 2000-04, coaching Cris Carter and Randy Moss. In the first four seasons of Baggett’s tenure, Moss had 376 receptions for 5,649 yards and 49 touchdowns, all of which ranked in the top three in the NFL. Carter caught 169 passes before retiring after the 2001 season. A native of Fayetteville, N.C., Baggett and his wife, Lisa, have a daughter, Camille.

2nd Season at Tennessee >> The Facts

 Born: Jan. 21, 1953 (Fayetteville, N.C.)  Wife: Lisa Baggett  Children: Camille

 Education

E.E. Smith Sr. High School Michigan State University 1976

 College Football

Quarterback, Michigan State, 1973-75

 Coaching Career

Bowling Green 1977-80, Minnesota 1981-82, Michigan State 1983-92, Houston Oilers 1993-94, Michigan State 1995-98, Green Bay Packers 1999, Minnesota Vikings 2000-04, Miami Dolphins 200506, Washington 2007-08, St. Louis Rams 2009, Tennessee 2010-present.

 Bowl Game Coaching History

1984 Cherry, 1985 Hall of Fame, 1988 Rose, 1989 Gator, 1989 Aloha, 1990 John Hancock, 1995 Independence, 1996 Sun, 1997 Aloha, 2010 Music City. 50

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Harry Hiestand

2nd Season at Tennessee >> The Facts

 Born: Nov. 19, 1958 (Malvern, Pa.)  Wife: Terri Hiestand  Children: Michael, Matthew, Mark and Sarah

 Education

Radnor (Pa.) High School East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania 1983

Offensive Line Harry Hiestand (pronounced HE-stand) faced the daunting task of putting together his first offensive line at Tennessee from an inexperienced group. The Vols returned only one player with any starting experience at all, and that amounted to a total of three starts. Yet the former Super Bowl coach with the Chicago Bears molded Tennessee’s young but talented group up front and formed a unit that should be a foundation for growth over the next few seasons. Hiestand saw his two tackles, sophomore Dallas Thomas and true freshman Ja’Wuan James, start every game. There was plenty of movement inside, but Jarrod Shaw – the lone starting veteran of the bunch – proved his versatility by playing in all three interior positions as needed. Two more true freshmen, James Stone at center and Zach Fulton at guard, worked their way into the starting lineup under Hiestand’s guidance, with Stone earning multiple Freshman All-America honors. The Malvern, Pa., native came to UT after five seasons as offensive line coach with the Chicago Bears, where he helped the NFL franchise to its first Super Bowl appearance in 21 years. Before that, Hiestand coached 17 seasons at four different major college schools, the longest tenure being eight seasons as offensive line coach and assistant head coach at Illinois. The 52-year-old has been coaching offensive linemen and tight ends since 1982. In Chicago, Hiestand molded units that were known for their physical play in the run game and ability to protect the quarterback. The NFC-champion Bears of 2006 attempted 539 passes while permitting just 25 sacks, and the 2008 squad attempted 557 passes and absorbed just 29 sacks. During his Illinois days, Hiestand coached 12 AllBig Ten Conference selections on the offensive line. Every starting offensive lineman in Hiestand’s first seven years with the Illini made it to an NFL camp. Hiestand and his wife, Terri, have three sons, Michael, Matthew and Mark, and one daughter, Sarah.

 College Football

Offensive Guard, Springfield and East Stroudsburg, 1980-83

 Coaching Career

East Stroudsburg 1982-85, Pennsylvania 1986, Southern California 1987, Toledo 1988, Cincinnati 1989-93, Missouri 1994-96, Illinois 1997-2004, Chicago Bears 2005-09, Tennessee 2010-present.

 Bowl Game Coaching History

1988 Rose, 1999 Micron PC, 2001 Sugar, 2006 Super, 2010 Music City.


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>> The Facts

 Born: June 6, 1972 (Punta Gorda, Fla.)  Wife: Pam Hinshaw  Children: Sydney, Hayley, Carley, Darin Jr.

 Education

Charlotte (Fla.) High School University of Central Florida 1993 Master’s, University of Central Florida 1996

 College Football

Quarterback, Central Florida, 1991-94

 Coaching Career

Central Florida 1999-2000, Middle Tennessee 2001-05, Georgia Southern 2006, Memphis 200709, Tennessee 2010-present.

 Bowl Game Coaching History

2007 New Orleans, 2008 St. Petersburg, 2010 Music City.

>> The Facts

 Born: Nov. 20, 1973 (New Orleans)  Wife: Amanda Joseph  Children: Taylor, Lynleigh

 Education

Archbishop Shaw High School Northwestern State University 1996

Defensive Backs/ Recruiting Coordinator Terry Joseph’s defensive secondary unit helped the Vols finish among the nation’s top 20 with 18 interceptions in 2010. UT’s 18 picks also were fourth in the SEC while tying for 19th overall in major college football, and 10 of those 18 interceptions helped spark Tennessee’s 4-0 November run to a bowl game. Only safety Janzen Jackson started every game, while Joseph matched five other consistently improving defenders among the three remaining secondary positions. Prentiss Waggner joined Jackson to earn All-SEC second team honors, and Marsalis Teague, Eric Gordon and Brent Brewer were among the key figures in Tennessee’s defensive turnaround. Joseph also serves as recruiting coordinator under Derek Dooley, and the New Orleans native held those same duties the previous three seasons on Dooley’s staff at Louisiana Tech. Joseph helped turn around a Bulldogs secondary unit that sliced its scoring defense average nearly in half by 2008. That’s the year Tech won its first bowl game in 30 years at the Independence Bowl. The Bulldogs finished second in the WAC and played in a bowl game for only the third time since 1989. Joseph also coordinated Tech’s recruiting, and the 2009 class ranked second in the league. Rivals.com tabbed Joseph as the No. 4 non-BCS recruiter. Joseph, 37, came to Tech after one graduate assistant season at LSU, where he worked under head coach Les Miles and defensive coordinator Bo Pelini. Before that, Joseph gathered knowledge of the Louisiana high school football circuit -- especially south Louisiana -- thanks to his three seasons each as an assistant coach at both Archbishop Shaw and Destrehan high schools in the New Orleans area. Joseph earned his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern State in 1996. He was the 1995 Southland Conference Baseball Player of the Year and went on to four minor league playing seasons in the Chicago Cubs

 College Baseball

Outfielder, Northwestern State, 1993-95

 Coaching Career

Archbishop Shaw High School 1999-2002, Destrehan High School 2002-05, LSU 2006, Louisiana Tech 2007-09, Tennessee 2010-present

 Bowl Game Coaching History

2007 Sugar, 2008 Independence, 2010 Music City. and San Diego Padres systems. He is married to the former Amanda Gauthe of Destrehan, La., and they are the parents of daughters Taylor and Lynleigh.

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2nd Season at Tennessee

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Darin Hinshaw’s impact was immediate as Tennessee’s first-year quarterbacks coach. The former signalcaller helped two UT quarterbacks – both making their debuts in Knoxville – lead the Vols offense to a bowl game and a third-place finish in the SEC’s Eastern Division. Hinshaw’s quarterback duo of Matt Simms and Tyler Bray combined for 3,309 yards passing and 26 touchdowns in 2010. The true freshman Bray assumed the starter’s role in November and guided the team to a 4-0 finish to claim bowl eligibility. During those four starts, Bray threw for 1,234 yards and 12 TDs against just four interceptions, earning SEC Freshman of the Week three times.

Terry Joseph

STAFF

Quarterbacks

A Punta Gorda, Fla., native, Hinshaw was a recordsetting quarterback himself during his collegiate playing days and spent the last three seasons as wide receivers coach at Memphis on the staff of former Vols footballer Tommy West. Hinshaw, 38, joined the Memphis staff after serving one season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Georgia Southern. Prior to that, Hinshaw worked at Middle Tennessee for five seasons. He was the running backs coach his first two seasons before being elevated to co-offensive coordinator in February 2003. Hinshaw made his way to Middle Tennessee from Central Florida, his alma mater. Hinshaw spent 1999 as a graduate assistant before taking over the quarterback coaching duties in 2000. He set numerous school records for the Knights, finishing as career leader in every major passing category, including yards (9,000) and TDs (82). During his time under center, UCF had a combined 28-16 record, including a 9-3 mark in 1993 that resulted in a berth in the Division I-AA playoffs. Hinshaw was named in 2004 to UCF’s 25th Anniversary Team. Following his playing days at UCF, Hinshaw began a career in pro football. After a brief stint with the Cleveland Browns, he spent two years with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. Hinshaw and his wife, Pam, have four children: daughters Sydney, Hayley and Carley; and son Darin Jr.

OUTLOOK

Darin Hinshaw


STAFF Eric Russell

Special Teams Coordinator/ Tight Ends Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley welcomed a familiar face when he named Eric Russell to his assistant coaching staff. Russell coached two seasons under Dooley at Louisiana Tech before moving to the Texas Tech staff. During his first season in Knoxville, Russell sparked improvement in UT’s special teams units. The combination of Daniel Lincoln and true freshman Michael Palardy made 15 of 18 field goals. Additionally, the kickoff return teams averaged 21.5 yards while allowing only 19.0 yards per return. The Vols also successfully pulled off two fake punts for first downs and a kickoff reverse that sent true freshman Da’Rick Rogers on a 78-

yard runback. In addition, his work with tight ends helped senior Luke Stocker finish third on UT with 39 catches. Russell, 43, was special teams coordinator at Texas Tech in 2009. The Idaho native arrived in Lubbock after two successful seasons at Louisiana Tech under Dooley. Before that, Russell spent 13 seasons at North Texas, including five as the special teams coordinator. During his tenure at North Texas, Russell helped lead the program to four consecutive Sun Belt Conference titles and four consecutive appearances in the New Orleans Bowl from 2001-04. During his time as special teams coordinator, North Texas blocked 14 punts, including seven during the 2003 season. Prior to joining the North Texas staff in 1994, Russell served as a graduate assistant at New Mexico in 1993 and at Idaho in 1991. An all-state quarterback at St. Marie’s High School, Russell was named the Idaho Offensive Player of the Year as a senior before earning all-conference honors at Spokane (Wash.) Falls Community College in 1986-87. He earned his bachelor’s degree in public relations from Idaho in 1991. Russell is married to the former Shannon Cook of Tyler, Texas, and the couple has a son, Hayden, and a daughter, Hadleigh.

2nd Season at Tennessee >> The Facts

 Born: Dec. 30, 1967 (Spokane, Wash.)  Wife: Shannon Hinshaw  Children: Hayden and Hadleigh

 Education

St. Marie’s (Idaho) High School University of Idaho 1991

 College Football

Quarterback, Spokane Falls (Wash.) Community College, 1986-87

 Coaching Career

Idaho 1991, New Mexico 1993, North Texas 19942007, Louisiana Tech 2007-08, Texas Tech 2009; Tennessee 2010-present.

 Bowl Game Coaching History

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Peter Sirmon

2nd Season at Tennessee >> The Facts

 Born: Feb. 18, 1977 (Wenatchee, Wash.)  Wife: Lindsay Sirmon  Children: Jackson, Austyn, Savanna and Sienna

 College Football

Linebacker, Oregon, 1996-99

 Coaching Career

Linebackers

Central Washington 2008, Oregon 2009, Tennessee 2010-present

 Bowl Game Coaching History Peter Sirmon became the newest member of the Tennessee staff when he was promoted during the winter to assistant coach in charge of linebackers. Sirmon, 34, spent last season at Tennessee as a graduate assistant coach for the defensive staff, spending most of his time with UT’s safeties. That proved to be an excellent match for the Vols, with Janzen Jackson earning a second-team All-SEC nod and Brent Brewer making great strides in his first season back from the professional baseball ranks. Sirmon says his recent playing experience definitely contributes to his coaching success. “I think anytime you have walked in the same shoes as the players, there’s a level of communication and understanding. You’re asking them to do things you know can be done and if things are difficult, you understand the problems they’re having. It’s easier to relate to them.” Sirmon brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Vols. The seven-year NFL veteran spent 2009 as a graduate assistant at Oregon, his alma mater. Oregon won the Pacific-10 Conference title that year and played in the Rose Bowl after compiling a 10-2 regular season mark. Sirmon’s coaching input helped the Ducks lead the Pacific-10 Conference in sacks that season with nearly three per game. Prior to a stint with the Ducks, Sirmon served as coach for the linebackers and kickoff coverage teams at Central Washington. It was his first coaching position since retiring from the NFL. The Wildcats compiled a 10-1 regular season record that year and advanced to the NCAA Division II football playoffs. Sirmon’s playing days saw the Wenatchee, Wash., native selected by the Tennessee Titans in the fourth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He spent his entire seven-year career playing linebacker in Nashville. An All-Pac-10 performer, Sirmon was a four-year starter and letterwinner at Oregon from 1996-99. During his time in Eugene, Sirmon was a part of 30 Ducks’ wins.

2010 Rose, 2010 Music City.

A teammate and roomate from his Oregon days was Justin Wilcox, Tennessee’s second-year defensive coordinator. “Justin and I have a really strong relationship,” Sirmon says. “I think we can both talk frankly with each other and understand that it’s work.” Sirmon and his wife, Lindsay, have four children: Jackson, 9; Austyn, 8; Savanna, 6; and Sienna, 3.


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 Born: June 4, 1964 (Atlanta)  Children: Allie, Christina and Lane

 Education

Riverdale (Ga.) High School The Citadel 1987

 College Football

Defensive End, The Citadel, 1984-87

 Coaching Career

Georgia Tech 1988-89, 1990-91 (graduate assistant), Georgia Tech 1995-98, Alabama 1999-2000, Georgia Tech 2001, LSU 2002-03, Central Florida 2004-06, Alabama 2007-08, Tennessee 2009present.

 Bowl Game Coaching History

1991 Florida Citrus, 1991 Aloha, 1997 Carquest, 2000 Orange, 2001 Seattle, 2003 Cotton, 2004 Sugar, 2005 Hawaii, 2007 Independence, 2009 Sugar, 2009 Chick-fil-A, 2010 Music City.

Ron McKeefery joined Tennessee in January as football head strength and conditioning coach. The 2008 Under Armour Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year, McKeefery recently spent 11 seasons at South Florida, where he served as assistant athletic director for strength and conditioning and head strength and conditioning coach. McKeefery’s most recent role was as human performance coordinator for the U.S. Army Special Forces, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, in Fort Campbell, Ky. A key member of the South Florida coaching staff, McKeefery’s tenure with the Bulls coincided with that program’s rise from Div. I-AA to perennial Big East Conference contender. In addition to six consecutive bowl games and 16 NFL draft picks, the success of his strength and conditioning program is best exemplified by the fact that South Florida was 10-0 in overtime during his 11 seasons with the school. After spending one season as a coach at Ottawa (Kan.) University, his alma mater, McKeefery worked as an intern with the Kansas City Royals. In the two years before going to South Florida, he worked with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 1999 season, a year in which the Bucs played in the NFC Championship Game. McKeefery then spent the 2000 season as the head strength and conditioning coach with the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist w/Distinction and Coach Practitioner under the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as well as a Strength and Conditioning Coach Certified under the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCA). He also served as the state NSCA Director for Florida (North) and is certified by both the NSCA and the CSCCA. The Missouri native owns a bachelor of arts in biology from Ottawa and a master of arts in adult education from South Florida. McKeefery earned all-conference honors in both football and track at Ottawa and was also a two-time Academic All-America.

>> The Facts

 Born: July 20, 1976 (Upper Darby, Pa.)  Wife: Angela McKeefery  Children: James, Tyler, Ava, Maya

 Education

North Kansas City High School Ottawa University 1997 Masters, University of South Florida, 2004

 College Football

Defensive back, Ottawa, 1994-97

 Coaching Career

Ottawa 1998, Kansas City Royals 1998, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1999, Berlin Thunder 2000, South Florida 2000-10, Tennessee 2011-present.

 Bowl Game History

2005 Meineke Car Care, 2006 PapaJohns.com, 2007 Sun, 2008 St. Petersburg, 2010 International, 2010 Meineke Car Care. Ron is married to the former Angela Hamilton. They are the parents of four children: James, Tyler, Ava and Maya.

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Strength and Conditioning

1ST Season at Tennessee

THE VOLS

Lance Thompson arrived in Knoxville three years ago the owner of a championship pedigree. That mentality is building a foundation in the Tennessee defense and already paying dividends. Thompson coached the UT linebackers during his first two seasons in Knoxville, guiding Nick Reveiz to a team-high 108 tackles last year. Reveiz also was a finalist for the Burlsworth Trophy, presented to a former walkon having the biggest impact on his team. But now Thompson is returning to the defensive line, one of the many positions he had handled throughout his successful coaching tenure.

Ron McKeefery

STAFF

Defensive Line

Thompson, a Riverdale, Ga., native, helped mold national title-winners at Georgia Tech and LSU, and spent his two seasons before UT rejuvenating Alabama’s fortunes toward the SEC elite as outside linebackers coach and recruiting specialist. Thompson, 46, owns two separate coaching stints alongside Nick Saban, having originally worked for Saban and alongside Derek Dooley at LSU for the 200203 seasons before rejoining Saban at Alabama in 2007. Thompson served LSU as the assistant head coach in charge of recruiting and tight ends during their national championship season in 2003. After his LSU tenure, Thompson spent three years as defensive coordinator at Central Florida. He previously served as Alabama’s defensive line coach in 1999-2000. Prior to his first two-year stint at Alabama, Thompson was a part of the Georgia Tech staff for 11 years. During that time, Thompson held the position of Director of Football Operations from 1992-94. Thompson got his start in coaching in 1988, serving as a graduate assistant for two years at Georgia Tech, followed by two more years as a volunteer assistant in 1990 and 1991. Thompson was a four-year letterman at The Citadel, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in education and mathematics in 1987. He is the father of three daughters: Allie, Christina and Lane.

OUTLOOK

Lance Thompson


STAFF David Blackburn

Senior Associate AD Administration/Football >> The Facts

 Born: Sept. 19, 1965 (Loudon)  Wife: Andrea Blackburn  Children: Emma and Charlee

 Education

Loudon High School University of Tennessee 1989

Brad Pendergrass

Director of Football Operations >> The Facts

 Born: June 25, 1976 (Oak Ridge)

 Education

Huntingdon High School University of Tennessee 1998 Master’s, University of Tennessee 2001

David Blackburn continues to display his value and versatility to the University of Tennessee and currently serves as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration. Blackburn is involved in other administrative duties as assigned by Director of Athletics Mike Hamilton. Blackburn, a 20-year veteran within the athletic department, has served in many capacities during his tenure, include assistant recruiting coordinator, director of recruiting compliance for all men’s teams, director of football operations, assistant athletic director for development, and associate athletic director for football. Blackburn has direct oversight of the football department, serving as the football sport administrator. In addition, he has also served as the sport administrator for both track and field and swimming and diving. A Loudon native, Blackburn graduated from UT after serving two years as head football student manager and student assistant under head coach Johnny Majors. He joined UT Athletics in a full-time capacity in 1992 and has served in a number of roles, including five years as an assistant athletics director for football administration under head coach Philip Fulmer. Blackburn lives in Maryville with his wife, the former Andrea Radel of Albion, Mich, and their two daughters, Emma and Charlee.

Brad Pendergrass returned to Knoxville in 2010 as UT’s director of football operations on head coach Derek Dooley’s staff. Pendergrass held the same position the previous year at Wisconsin after a five-year stint at Mississippi State. His first full-time position, however, was at Tennessee with his alma mater. Pendergrass, 34, made the move to Wisconsin in 2009 as the Badgers’ director of football operations and handled the team’s administrative operations. At Mississippi State, he spent his first three years as assistant to the head coach. Pendergrass was named coordinator of football operations in 2007, and then was promoted prior to the 2008 season to assistant AD for football operations. Pendergrass spent 10 seasons with the Vols under former head coach Phillip Fulmer -- rising from student manager, to graduate assistant for the coaching staff, to graduate assistant in football operations and later to full-time recruiting assistant. A native of Huntingdon, Pendergrass received his bachelor’s degree in business/marketing from UT in 1998. He earned a master’s in human performance and sports studies in 2001.

Chino Fontenette Graduate Assistant: Offense

Graduate Assistant: Defense

Chino Fontenette enters his second season with the UT coaching staff as offensive graduate assistant after two years as running backs coach at Louisiana Tech. Fontenette helped mold the 2008 Bulldogs ground game into the second-best unit in the WAC en route to the program’s signature win at the Independence Bowl. And Tech tailback Daniel Porter finished his Bulldogs career with a school-record 3,352 yards. Fontetette earned a double major from Tulane University in media arts and marketing in 2003 and was named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll. As a player, from 1999-2003, Fontenette saw action at running back, wide receiver and quarterback for an 8-5 squad that won the Hawaii Bowl in 2002. He also spent 2004-05 working as an ESPN production assistant, including assignments on the NFL Draft, Sunday Night Football, the Pro Bowl and the NBA Draft. He returned to coaching as a graduate assistant for Tulane under head coach Chris Scelfo in 2005.

Schirra Fields takes over this year as Tennessee’s defensive graduate assistant after spending two seasons at Louisiana Tech. Fields was a graduate assistant in 2010 and served as an intern for the Bulldogs strength and conditioning program the year before. Fields joined the Tech family after working at Tyler Junior College, coaching defensive backs. The Haynesville, La. native was a walk-on wide receiver at LSU from 2002-05, during which time the Tigers won the 2003 national championship. Derek Dooley was a member of that coaching staff. During his prep career, Fields played wide receiver and defensive back at Haynesville High School, helping the Tornados to the 2000 Class A title. He was named Louisiana’s Class A State Defensive Player of the Year by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. He earned his bachelor’s in kinesiology from LSU in 2006, and is pursuing a master’s in sports psychology.

Quality Control Interns

Blake Rolan: Offense

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ADMINISTRATION & SUPPORT STAFF

 Education

Sweetwater High School Troy University 1999 Master’s, Troy University 2001

Condredge Holloway

Assistant AD Player Relations >> The Facts

 Born: Jan. 25, 1954 (Huntsville, Ala.)  Wife: Courtney Holloway  Children: Jasmine and Condredge III  Education Lee High School University of Tennessee 1991  College Football Quarterback, Tennessee, 1971-74

Condredge Holloway is approaching his 14th year on the Tennessee staff and continues to serve as a vital link between the current Vols football staff and its storied history. UT’s Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Relations and Letterman also is one of the most celebrated players in school history. Recently, Holloway’s amazing career was the subject of an ESPN documentary, “The Color Orange: The Condredge Holloway Story,” produced by Kenny Chesney. It recounted the life and playing days of the SEC’s first African-American starting quarterback. Holloway, 57, primarily serves as the department’s liaison with the Lettermen’s Club, assisting with reunions and other projects. Holloway also is the point person for numerous issues surrounding the conduct of a major college football program. Holloway has taken great pride in helping former Vols find their niche in the business world by assisting them with contacts and employment opportunities following graduation. Holloway, who also was an All-America shortstop for the Vols, left Knoxville and played 13 seasons in the Canadian Football League. He was league MVP in 1982. After his professional playing days ended, Holloway returned to UT and earned his degree. Holloway is married to the former Courtney Haralson of Meigs County and is the father of Jasmine and Condredge III.

>> The Facts

 Husband: John Hawkins  Children: Reagan and Haynes

 Education

Morristown West High School University of Tennessee 2001

Andre Lott

Vol for Life Coordinator >> The Facts

 Born: May 31, 1979 (Memphis)  Wife: Jackie Lott  Children: Ella Grace and Ana Lou

 Education

Melrose High School University of Tennessee 2000 Master’s, Trevecca Nazarene University 2010

 College Football

Defensive Back, Tennessee, 1998-2001

Head coach Derek Dooley took a giant step toward his reorganization of the Tennessee brand when he named former Vols defensive back Andre Lott to the position of Vol for Life (VFL) Coordinator. The newly-created VFL is a comprehensive program for UT’s football student-athletes that centers on four areas of personal growth: character education, life skills, career development and spiritual growth. A former captain and four-year letterman from 1997-2001, Lott returns to Knoxville from West Tennessee where he was an assistant football coach, head track and field coach and Success Coordinator in the Hardin County school system. As Success Coordinator, Lott taught kids of all age groups real life skills, dealing in the Savannah community with such issues as broken families, drug use, bullying and teen pregnancy. Lott was team captain in 2001 and served as a twoyear member of the squad’s Unity Council -- a liaison group between the football team and coaching staff under Lott’s head coach, Phillip Fulmer. The All-SEC defensive back was drafted in the fifth round by the Washington Redskins and played five seasons in the NFL. Lott, 31, hails from Memphis and is married to a Savannah native, the former Jackie Givens, who will be working in Knoxville as a nurse practitioner at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. The couple has two daughters, Ella Grace and Ana Lou. 55

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 Husband: Harry Ervin  Children: Jasmine and Jada

Director of On Campus Recruiting

Kris Ann Hawkins signed on to head coach Derek Dooley’s football reorganization when she was named Director of On Campus Recruiting in 2010. The Morristown native initiates the plans for all oncampus activities for both official and unofficial visits and helps with mailing campaigns and general recruiting office activities. After graduating with an English degree from UT in 2001, Hawkins began her career working for her alma mater in the university’s Upward Bound programs. In 2003, she moved to the admissions office at Middle Tennessee State, assisting with student tours on the Murfreesboro campus, before returning to UT’s admission’s office two years later. That’s when Hawkins, as Assistant Director of Admissions, began the Orange Pride program and maintained oversight as part of her campus recruitment activities. She also helped with general student recruiting at local high schools and assisted with event planning. Hawkins and her husband, John, who is from Knoxville, are the parents of a daughter, Reagan, and a son, Haynes.

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>> The Facts

Kris Ann Hawkins

STAFF

Assistant Director of Football Operations

Heather Ervin is entering her third year as assistant director for football operations. Ervin’s duties include assisting with all non-coaching aspects associated with football operations. This includes working with game management, coordinating player campus and off-campus housing needs and their summer employment, and working closely with the Thornton Center in managing academic demands. In addition, Ervin serves as chief liaison to all of parent event functions as well as being routinely involved with official and unofficial recruiting visits. She also managed the Wolf-Kaplan Room pre-game and the Lauricella Center Lettermen’s Room for post-game functions. The Sweetwater native joined UT Athletics in September 2001 in an administrative support role with the football office. Ervin holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in sports management from Troy University, where she played basketball and later served as a graduate assistant coach for two years. Ervin and her husband, Harry, who also hails from Sweetwater, reside in Maryville with their daughters Jasmine and Jada.

OUTLOOK

Heather Ervin


STAFF Jason McVeigh

Dr. Chris Klenck

Allison Maurer

Roger Frazier

Director of Sports Medicine

Team Physician

Sports Nutritionist

Equipment Manager

Jason McVeigh enters his sixth season as Director of Sports Medicine at Tennessee, and his 13th overall with the UT athletics department. McVeigh has been a member of the UT Sports Medicine staff since 1999, when he joined the Vols as the Director of Rehabilitation. He gained his Athletic Trainer Certification in 2000, and was named Head Athletic Trainer after Keith Clements’ departure in 2006. Under McVeigh’s supervision, the UT Sports Medicine department has added several key features to assist in the mission of providing world-class health care to all UT student-athletes. McVeigh graduated Summa Cum Laude from UT in 1996 with a B.S. degree in Biology. He then went on to receive his master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 1999. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., McVeigh is married to the former Jennifer Bruorton of Marietta, Ga., and they are the parents of twins, Caitlin and Carson, and newborn daughter, Kennedy.

Dr. Chris Klenck, 39, came to Knoxville in November 2006 following a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Indiana University Medical Center. He had served the Indianapolis hospital since June 2001 in the positions of Internal Medicine/Pediatrics intern, resident and chief resident. During fellowship training, Klenck was an assistant team physician for the Indianapolis Colts preseason training camps and assisted at Purdue University, his alma mater. He worked the NFL Scouting Combines in Indianapolis, has NCAA championships experience and served as a team physician in the Indiana high school ranks. An Evansville, Ind., native, Klenck earned his doctor of pharmacy degree from Purdue before completing his doctor of medicine degree at Indiana University School of Medicine. Klenck is married to the former Laura Botto of Dayton, Ohio. They are the parents of three children: Jacob, Ben and Ella.

Allison Maurer is one of only 17 full-time sports nutritionists at the NCAA Division I level and is responsible for all nutrition education with UT athletics. She conducts grocery-shopping tours for student-athletes, weight-gain and weight-loss programs and performance nutrition. She handles meal planning for football and assists with meal planning for other sports, works closely with Team ENHANCE and Team EXCEL and conducts body composition testing for men’s athletics. Maurer also teaches an undergraduate nutrition class, “Sports Nutrition for Athletes,” while handling the orders and distribution of NCAA-compliant nutritional supplements for all UT sports. The Holland, Mich., native began work at UT in October 2007 after three years at Colorado. Maurer earned her undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics from Olivet Nazarene University in 2002, and completed her master’s from Georgia State University in 2003. She and her husband, Dan, of Addison, Ill., are the parents of Manny and Emilio.

Equipment Manager Roger Frazier is responsible for all football equipment issue and maintenance, in addition to handling the purchasing and inventory control of all football game and practice gear. He also serves as president of the SEC Equipment Managers Association and assists in new product development with Adidas. Currently in his 28th year as a full-time staffer with the Volunteers football program, the UT graduate began his career in 1978 as student manager before being named equipment manager in spring 1983. The equipment room was renamed the Roger Frazier and Max Parrott Football Equipment Room, given in their honor by Gordon, Melissa and Hannah Summerfield, in January 2003. Frazier graduated from Bradley Central High School in Cleveland and played football. He and his wife, Donna, have two children, Brandon and Barrett.

Dr. Russell Betcher

Max Parrott

Tennessee Physicians and Additional UT Staff

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Logan Merritt

Assoc. Athletic Trainer, Football

Dr. Michael Petty Chiropractor

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Dr. Greg Mathien Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgeon

John Dean

Director of Rehabilitation

Assistant Equipment Manager

Allen Sitzler

Assistant Equipment Manager


SUPPORT STAFF Scott Altizer

Administrative Support

OUTLOOK

Joe Harrington

STAFF

Joe Harrington enters his 21st season at Tennessee as the Vols’ sports technology coordinator. His primary responsibilities include compiling and editing game and practice tapes for coaching analysis, cataloging game tapes and producing “cut-ups.” A Camillus, N.Y., native, Harrington graduated from UT in 1990 with a communications degree. Harrington and his wife, the former Tammy Mulling of Alva, Fla., have three children, Connor, Abigail and Hayden Jane.

Scott Altizer returned to football last fall after one season with UT’s event management staff. Altizer serves as liaison to the univesity’s admissions and Thornton Center offices. He oversees the walk-on program and organizes and directs special events like the coaching clinic and summer camps. The Morristown native graduated from Furman University, where he played baseball and had a brief professional career. He his wife, the former Sandy Apple of Nashville, are the parents of daughters Samantha and Sarah.

Steven Rubio

Amanda Gilpin

Kim Milligan

Staff Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant

Bob Kesling

Roger Woods

Angela Schwinge

Recruiting Administrative Assistant

Logan Young

Football Operations Assistant

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Director of Football Relations

Adam Dicus Director of Broadcasting

Team Chaplain

Strength & Conditioning Support Director of Player Personnel

Assistant to the Head Coach

Steven Rubio is UT’s Director of Player Personnel. Rubio, 24, came to the Vols just before the 2009 season as a recruiting intern. Since his promotion, he now oversees all recruiting board material. Rubio handles the initial evaluation of high school and junior college prospects. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native came to UT from his alma mater, the University of Central Florida, where he graduated with a sports administration degree in 2007. Rubio worked in various roles on the Knights football staff for six years.

Adam Dicus arrived in Knoxville from Louisiana Tech having served as the assistant to head coach Derek Dooley. His day-to-day duties at UT include research and special projects for the head coach and works with NFL scouts during their visits to Knoxville. Dicus got his start as an assistant to the director of football operations at SMU under head coach Phil Bennett. After majoring in economics at SMU, Dicus spent four years working in Dallas for a hedge fund before returning to football operations at Louisiana Tech.

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Sports Technology Coordinator

Steve Gortmaker Assoc. Strength and Conditioning Coach

Tommy Barnes

Assoc. Strength and Conditioning Coach

Dan Hamilton

Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach

Antonio Banks

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STAFF Mike Hamilton Director of Athletics

Born: Aug. 13, 1963, in Brevard, N.C. High School Education: Brevard High School College Education: B.S. Accounting, Clemson University 1985, MBA, Clemson University 1988. Professional Career: NCNB Corp., Tampa, Fla., 1985-86; Clemson IPTAY Club, 1986-88; Assistant Director, Wake Forest Deacon Club, 1988-92; UT Assistant Athletics Director, Development, 1992-96; UT Associate Athletics Director, Development & Marketing, 1996-2002, UT Senior Associate Athletics Director, Development & Marketing, 2002-03; UT Director of Athletics, 2003-present. Wife: Elizabeth (Beth) Merrill Hamilton. Children: Madison, Matthew, Natnael Edward, Kiya Isaiah and McKinley Kalu.

During his tenure at the helm of the Volunteers athletic program, Mike Hamilton’s visionary leadership has exemplified the “ideal of service” captured by the university’s revered Torchbearer Statue. Appointed to the position of director of athletics on 2003, Hamilton’s stewardship of the Tennessee brand continues to ascend to unprecedented new heights. While Tennessee athletics continues to shine brightly as a national standard of intercollegiate achievement, Hamilton has assured that the athletic department’s impact reaches far beyond the fields of competition. In 2010-11, the benefits of Hamilton’s fiscal oversight took the form of $10.3 million in direct cash support to the 58

general UT Knoxville campus—the largest such contribution by athletics in university history. The UT athletics department remains one of only a handful nationwide that receives no funds from state subsidies or taxes. Success on a national level has been a staple of Tennessee athletics, and under Hamilton’s watch, this trend has continued. The Vols have placed in the top 16 in the NACDA Director’s Cup six times in the last seven years, including two top-10 finishes. The men’s basketball program has reached new heights in recent years and reached the NCAA Elite Eight in 2010—the program’s most successful season in 101 years. The basketball program also won the 2008 SEC Championship and achieved the program’s first-ever No. 1 national ranking that same year. Additionally, men’s tennis played for the national championship and finished second in the nation in 2010. The competitive excellence exhibited by the Vols between the lines also has translated to the classroom, where in the spring of 2009, more than 51 percent of Tennessee’s studentathletes earned a GPA of 3.0 or better. The following academic accolades have been accomplished during Hamilton’s tenure: 12 first-team Academic All-Americans, two SEC Scholar-Athletes of the Year, 404 student-athletes earning degrees, and a total of 1,052 student-athletes earning Academic All-SEC honors. In addition, 29 former Vols who left school to pursue professional athletic careers have returned to finish their degree requirements through the Renewing Academic Commitment (RAC) program administered by the Thornton Athletics Student Life Center. Operating as the CEO of an organization with a $100-million-plus annual budget, Volunteer success during Hamilton’s watch has not been limited to the athletic and academic arenas, as fundraising success has also been remarkable. Donations to UT athletics totaled $4 million when he arrived on Rocky Top in 1992. By the time he assumed the director of athletics position in 2003, that total had increased nearly 500 percent ($19.5 million). And by 2010, athletics development fundraising efforts had risen to $43.4 million, which is more than double the total when Hamilton assumed his current post. In total, athletics has raised a total of $413 million since he joined the department in 1992. Moreover, the negative cash balance of $750,000 he inherited as an incoming AD has been remedied—using a zero-based budgeting model—to now reflect a reserve in excess of $9 million. Additional financial highlights of Hamilton’s tenure thus far include athletics endowments of $32 million, a multimedia rights partnership with IMG College worth a minimum of $133 million through 2022, two adidas sponsorship deals totaling more than $40 million and

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$230 million in new or renovated facilities since 2003. Perhaps one of Hamilton’s most ambitious undertakings—the Neyland Stadium Master Plan—is now 60 percent complete. The multi-phase renovation project has brought the addition of revenue-generating Tennessee Terrace and East and West Club seating areas, a field-level Lettermen’s Room, facelifts to the exterior façade, west skyboxes and press box and a breathtaking majestic new stadium entrance via Gate 21. These upgrades have ensured that Neyland Stadium will remain the premier venue in college football for several decades to come. Paying homage to the storied tradition of UT athletics has been a focus of Hamilton’s, as in addition to jersey retirements of legendary performers in several Volunteer sports, there was a statue dedicated to Gen. Robert R. Neyland this fall outside the stadium that bears his name. This record of financial and development success has paid dividends for all sports in the Tennessee athletics program, as in addition to the Neyland Stadium upgrades, there was a total renovation of Thompson-Boling Arena that transformed it into one of the premier venues in the nation. State-of-the-art facilities such as Lee Softball Stadium, Pratt Pavilion and Regal Soccer Stadium have been constructed, and there remains another $178 million worth of athletic construction projects still in the planning phases. Dating to administrative posts in private business as well stops at Clemson and Wake Forest, Hamilton has been respected as an industry leader among his peers. He has served

on the NCAA Academics, Eligibility and Compliance Cabinet, the NCAA Athletics Personnel Issues and Recruiting Cabinet, various NCAA Football Academic Working Groups, the SEC Advisory Board for Bowl Negotiations, the SEC Television and Media Rights Advisory Team and the SEC Digital Network Advisory Team. Hamilton was also recently selected as the SEC’s representative on the Division I-A Athletic Directors’ Association Board of Directors, and he is frequently called on to speak on national issues in intercollegiate athletics. Also a beacon in local and regional charity efforts, along with his wife, Beth, Hamilton recently served as the chairman of the Knoxville Chamber Partnership and currently chairs the United Way Campaign. The Hamiltons have worked diligently to raise more than $550,000 for local adoption agencies as well as $300,000 to support charitable work in Africa through their Kalu Grace Foundation. The couple also hosts the successful Mike and Beth Hamilton Celebrity Golf Classic each year, benefiting Bethany Christian Services. Hamilton serves as a board member of the Blood:Water Mission and the Both Ends Burning campaign and is also involved with the Crohn’s/Colitis Foundation of America, Fellowship Church, Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and Adoption Advocates initiatives. The Hamiltons reside in Knoxville and have three sons—Matthew, Nate and Kiya—and two daughters— Madison and Kalu.

Mike and Beth Hamilton holding McKinley Kalu and with children (L to R), Natnael Edward, Madison, Matthew, and Kiya Isiah.


ADMINISTRATION

UT Knoxville Chancellor

SEC/NCAA Faculty Representative

Front Row (L to R): Ann Furrow, Joan Cronan, Jan Simek, Dan Murphy, Jimmy Cheek, Mike Hamilton, Charlie Anderson. Middle Row (L to R): Scott Frey, Laura Nishida, Leslee Fisher, Joy DeSensi, Deborah Welsh, Gloria Tipton, Pete Kutz, David Millhorn. Back Row (L to R): Dave Ramsey, David Stevens, Terry Esper, John Koontz, Terry Neal, Rob Heller, Rusty Farrell, Bobby Gaylor, Heath Shuler, Crawford Gallimore, Jim Murphy, Bill Carroll, Susan Martin, Chris Simino. 59

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the university of tennessee 2010-11 athletics board

STAFF

Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek became the seventh chancellor of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Feb. 1, 2009. Through his leadership, the campus is focused on improving the student’s educational experience, enhancing faculty research and scholarship as well as outreach and service. A first-generation college student, Dr. Cheek has set in motion several initiatives to broaden UT Knoxville’s diversity and student access to the university. As the state’s flagship research campus, UT Knoxville is currently ranked as a Top 50 public institution. In early 2010, the campus launched its quest to become one of the Top 25 research universities in the nation. Dr. Cheek chairs the Board of the International Fertilizer Development Center Advisory Committee, a new global research effort to develop and commercialize clean, environmentally sustainable, cost-effective and renewable fertilizers for the developing world. He is on the Presidential Advisory Committee on Energy for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. He is also a member of the 2011 Leadership

Knoxville class and serves on the UT-Battelle Board of Governors, the UT Health Sciences Center Board of Directors, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission Master Plan Steering Committee and the UT Athletics Board of Directors. Prior to his UT appointment, Dr. Cheek was a member of the faculty and an administrator at the University of Florida for 34 years, last serving as senior vice president of agricultural and natural resources. While at Florida, he received the President’s Medallion and Student Body Resolution 2009-104 for dedicated and loyal service to the university and outstanding service to students, respectively, and the Morton Wolfson Faculty Award for outstanding contributions to the quality of student life. He was named to the Academy of Teaching Excellence in 2008, a Fellow of the American Association for Agricultural Education in 2005, and a Fellow of the North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture in 1998. His research has focused on the influence of experiential learning on student achievement and educational accountability. He has authored more than 80 journal articles and reports and is the senior author of a book. Dr. Cheek earned his bachelor’s degree with high honors and his doctorate from Texas A&M University. He received his master’s degree from Lamar University. A native of Texas, he is married to Ileen, and they have two children and two grandchildren.

OUTLOOK

Dr. Jimmy Cheek


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Zach Allen

uted three tackles…Notched four tackles in season opener versus UT Martin…Registered three tackles in Music City Bowl vs. North Carolina... Handled punt return duties vs. Vanderbilt and returned two for one yard. 2009 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 12/1 Saw action in all but Auburn game, earning first career starting spot at cornerback against Vanderbilt...Finished season with nine tackles, including career-high four against Memphis...Also forced one fumble versus Tigers.

Junior (RS) | Sq. Defensive Back 5-9 | 195 | Knoxville | Exercise Science CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Junior who joined the squad in fall 2010...Played football at Farragut High School.

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Anthony Anderson

SENior (RS) | 2L Defensive Back 5-11 | 185 | Knoxville | Africana Studies CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 27/1 2010 • Junior • Games/Starts: 13/0 Played in 13 games…Saw action in all but one quarter…Led team with 13 special teams tackles…Ranked 13th on the Vols with a career-high 26 tackles...Returned first career INT 17 yards while matching a career high with five tackles and recording a pass breakup vs. Mississippi… Originally set career-high five tackles against UAB in week four…First PBU of the season came at Memphis to force a Tigers punt…Also contrib62

2008 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 2/0 Made appearances against UAB and Mississippi State...Also started at defensive back in junior varsity win over Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy, contributing one tackle. 2007 – Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL • Austin-East PrepStar All-Southeast Region...Nominated for Wendy’s Heisman Award...Knoxville News Sentinel All-PrepXtra as wide receiver and defensive back...48 catches as senior for 1,010 yards and 14 touchdowns...On defense, recorded 67 tackles, two fumble recoveries and six interceptions... Three-year offensive and defensive starter... Freshman and sophomore teams both finished 13-1 and advanced to third playoff round...Point guard in basketball...Father, Sam, is four-time Tennessee High School Coach of the Year and currently Senior Director of Community and Neighborhood Services for City of Knoxville... Coach at Austin-East: Kwayu Graham.

Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2009 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS Western Ky. 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 UCLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ohio 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Alabama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Memphis 4 0 4 0 0 1 0 2 0 at Mississippi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vanderbilt 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 at Kentucky 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Va. Tech (bowl) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2009 Totals 7 2 9 0 0 1 0 3 0 SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS 2010 UT Martin 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oregon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UAB 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at LSU at Georgia 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Alabama 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Memphis 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1/17 Mississippi 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 2 at Vanderbilt 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kentucky 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2010 Totals 17 9 26 0 0 0 0 3 1/17

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NET AVG AVG HIGH G RET YDS RET GM TD LONG YDS 13 3 12 4.0 0.9 0 11-UNC 11-UNC

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5 (2x, last vs. Mississippi, 11/13/10) 2 (2x, last vs. Mississippi, 11/13/10)

HIGH SCHOOL • Florence Honored as 6A All-State first-team by Alabama Sports Writers Association...PrepStar All-Region... Earned starting role on offensive line for Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic...All-Area and All-Region first team as senior...Named All-Area and All-Region as junior in 2006...Earned North Alabama Elite 11 honors heading into senior season...Three-year starter...Averaged better than 90 percent grade over senior season...Coach at Florence: Joe Hollis.

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Sophomore (RS) | 1L defensive lineman 6-3 | 263 | Knoxville | Finance

 Defense

 Punt Returns

2008 – Redshirted.

Carson Anderson

CAREER STATS SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2008 2 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0 -2009 12 7 2 9 0/0 0/0 1 0 3 0 4-Mem 2010 13 17 9 26 0/0 0/0 0 0 3 1/17 5-2x Totals 27 24 11 35 0/0 0/0 1 0 6 1/17 5-2x

2009• Freshman • Games/Starts: 2/0 Saw action on offensive line against Western Kentucky and Memphis.

Junior (RS) | Sq. OFFENSIVE lineman 6-1 | 280| Florence, Ala. | Marketing & Logistics CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 7/0 2010 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 5/0 Played in five games…Part of an offensive line unit that helped prevent any sacks against UT Martin and Memphis…Also played in all four quarters against Oregon and Florida…Saw limited action in the fourth quarter against Mississippi.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 12/1 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 12/1 Played in 12 games, including his first career start at Georgia…Totaled 13 tackles in first season seeing action for UT…Registered a career-best four tackles at Memphis, all in the fourth quarter, including a tackle-for-loss to set the Tigers back two yards… Recorded three stops against Kentucky, including first career sack in the fourth quarter to set the Wildcats back eight yards and help UT force a three-and-out…First career TFL came versus Alabama in a two-tackle effort… Also recorded a tackle in four other games. 2009 – Redshirted.


PLAYER PROFILES

 Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2010 12 6 7 13 1/8 2.5/12 0 0/0 0 0/0 4-Mem

CAREER HIGHS Tackles

4 vs. Memphis (11/6/10)

Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2010 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS UT Martin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - - - Oregon Florida 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 UAB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at LSU 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Georgia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Alabama 0 2 2 0 0.5/2 0 0 0 0 at South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Memphis 2 2 4 0 1/2 0 0 0 0 Mississippi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kentucky 2 1 3 1/8 1/8 0 0 0 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2010 Totals 6 7 13 1/8 2.5/12 0 0 0 0

ben bartholomew

Junior (RS) | 2L Tight end 6-2 | 251 | Nashville | Marketing/International Business CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 7/0 2010 – Redshirted.

ville News Sentinel Top 25...PrepStar All-Region... Rushed for career high 162 yards in 2007 season opener against Antioch...Lead blocker for pair of 1,000-yard rushers and carried ball 57 times for 406 yards as senior...Also caught 13 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns...As senior, had more than 100 tackles...Tallied 19 tackles for loss, six sacks and three forced fumbles as junior in 2006...Helped MBA to record 13 wins on way to undefeated Division II-2A state championship...Three-year starter at middle line-backer, two-year starter at fullback...Also participated in wrestling and track and field...Won 2007 state shot put championship with throw of 51 feet, 2 inches...Won 2007 state wrestling championship in 215-pound division...Coached at Montgomery Bell Academy: Daniel McGugin.

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WIllie bohannon

2009 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 5/0 Third-generation Volunteer saw action in five games...Played in 11 quarters at fullback spot... Also was on second unit for kickoff returns... Named to Academic All-SEC team. 2008 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 2/0 Saw varsity action against UAB and Mississippi State...Also scored two touchdowns in junior varsity win over Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy...Caught 5-yard TD pass from B.J. Coleman and also ran for 15-yard score in 37-21 victory... Finished with 15 rushing yards and 14 receiving yards. TRACK & FIELD Currently competing in track and field...Scored for Vols in shot put at both the 2010 SEC indoor and outdoor championships...Finished seventh at SEC Indoors with throw of 53-2¾, then was sixth at SEC Outdoor Championships in Knoxville with outdoor season-best of 53-3¾...Best mark of 2010 was 53-11¾ indoors at the Virginia Tech Hokie Invitational. HIGH SCHOOL • Montgomery Bell Academy Division II-3A All-State first team by Tennessee Sports Writers Association as senior in 2007...Division II Mr. Football Back...Member of Tennessean’s All-Midstate team...No. 12 prospect on Knox-

Junior (RS) | 2L DEFENSIVE lineman 6-2 | 251 | Mobile, Ala. | Psychology CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 24/1 2010 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 11/0 Tallied nine tackles in 11 games…First sack of 2010 came on a third down at Georgia to force the Bulldogs to punt…Set a season high and matched a career best with three tackles…Lone takedown at Vanderbilt was a fourth-quarter sack, setting the Commodores back five yards… Set Mississippi back four yards with lone tackle (TFL) in the fourth quarter…Notched one tackle in six different games...Shared Tennessee’s 2010 John Stucky Off-Season Award presented to the players who demonstrate the best physical and mental conditioning during the off-season program.

2009 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 13/1 Made immediate impact as freshman, seeing action in every game...Recorded one sack against UCLA that forced Bruins punt...Earned first collegiate start against South Carolina and recorded three tackles...Also recorded tackle for loss against Gamecocks on key third-down play to stop USC drive...Matched career-high tackle total against Memphis...Finished season with 14 tackles. 2008 – Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL • Blount Set his high school record for sacks in one season with 18 as sophomore...Twice named Honorable Mention All-State by Alabama Sports Writers Association...PrepStar All-Region...Started at linebacker in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic in 2007...Named All-Region first team in 2006 and 2007, and All-Region second team in 2005...As senior, totaled 73 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, nine sacks and two forced fumbles in 11 games...Tallied 57 tackles with 15 sacks as junior in 2006...As sophomore, totaled 70 tackles and 18 sacks...Recorded five sacks as freshman...Played basketball as junior and member of track and field team as sophomore...Defensive team captain as senior... Defensive player of the year as senior and sophomore...Coach at Blount: Ben Harris. CAREER STATS  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2009 13 7 7 14 1/7 2/12 1 1/0 0 0/0 3-2x 2010 11 5 4 9 2/12 3.5/17 0 0/0 0 0/0 3-UGA Totals 24 12 11 23 3/19 5.5/29 1 1/0 0 0/0 3-3x

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3 (3x, last vs. Georgia, 10/9/10)

Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2009 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS Western Ky. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UCLA 1 1 2 1/7 1/7 1 0 0 0 at Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ohio 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Auburn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Alabama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 South Carolina 3 0 3 0 1/5 0 0 0 0 Memphis 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Mississippi 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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HIGH SCHOOL • Chattanooga McCallie Played junior and senior years at Chattanooga’s McCallie School...Defensive end on team that advanced to 2008 Div. II-AA state quarterfinals... Also played basketball, soccer and threw discus for track and field squad...Played as defender on soccer team that advanced to Div. II-AA state semifinals both years...Began playing varsity football as eighth-grader at Knoxville Webb and played three seasons...Spent time at defensive end, tackle and as punter on special teams... Webb won 2006 Div. II-AA state championship his sophomore year and was runner-up in 2005 ...Also basketball team member...Coach at Chattanooga McCallie: Rick Whitt.


THE VOLS SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2009 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Kentucky 0 1 1 0 0 0 1/0 0 0 Va. Tech (bowl) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2009 Totals 7 7 14 1/7 2/12 1 1/0 0 0 SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2010 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS UT Martin 0 1 1 0 0.5/1 0 0 0 0 Oregon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 UAB at LSU - - - - - - - - Alabama 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at South Carolina - - - - - - - - at Memphis 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mississippi 1 0 1 0 1/4 0 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt 1 0 1 1/5 1/5 0 0 0 0 Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.5/17 0 0 0 0 2010 Totals 5 4 9 2/12

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Nick branum

5-11 | 206 | Knoxville | Arts & Sciences CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Freshman who joined the squad in winter 2010... Played football at Farragut High School.

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Tyler bray

Sophomore (RS) | Sq. defensive back

Sophomore | 1L quarterback

5-11 | 180 | Knoxville | Political Science

6-6 | 210 | Kingsburg, Calif. | Psychology

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 2/0 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 2/0 Played on special teams in the fourth quarter against Mississippi and in the second quarter against Vanderbilt.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 9/5 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 9/5 Played in nine games at quarterback and started the final five…Went 4-1 as a starter, including a sweep through his first four…Finished regular season 125-of-224 for 1,849 passing yards and 18 touchdowns, all UT freshman records…Also threw 10 interceptions...Among freshman Division I quarterbacks, ranked third in QB rating (142.73), tied for fourth in TDs, sixth in passing yards per game (205.4) and 10th in total yards... Earned SEC Freshman of the Week accolades for three of his four regular-season starting performances to become one of just seven players to

2009 – Redshirted.

Freshman (RS) | Sq. fullback

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HIGH SCHOOL • Knoxville Catholic Named All-Knoxville Interscholastic League and second team News Sentinel All-PrepXtra...Competed in both Toyota East-West and TennesseeKentucky all-star games, contributing interception against Kentucky...Played only his senior season at Knoxville Catholic after sitting out one season as transfer and missing his junior year because of injury...Played cornerback, wide receiver and running back...Made most of his one season by helping Irish to perfect 15-0 season and Class 3A state championship...In title game, caught 55yard TD pass and made key interception in 28-18 win over Memphis Mitchell...Finished year with 35 tackles, nine pass breakups and three interceptions...Added 14 catches for 343 yards and six TDs, along with single touchdowns by rushing and kickoff return...Also qualified for state track and field meet in 100M and long jump but could not compete because of injury...His father, Carson Branum, walked on and played for Vols football squad in early 1980s...Coach at Knoxville Catholic: Mark Pemberton.

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garner three or more SEC Player of the Week honors in 2010…First Vol to earn three individual SEC weekly awards in one season...Two of those SEC Weekly honors came in his first two career starts, making him one of just six SEC football studentathletes to be honored in consecutive weeks in 2010…One of just two quarterbacks in the SEC to claim four 300-yard passing performances this season…First UT QB to compile four 300yard games in a season since Peyton Manning in 1997 (nine times)...In SEC games, Bray ranked sixth in passing average (198 ypg) and pass efficiency (138.2)…Led 27 scoring drives, the average time of possession being 2:10...14 of those drives took less than two minutes (12 of which were TD drives), while 14 took five plays or less... As a starter, helped team score 16 of 19 red zone trips (.842 success-rate)...11 of those finished in the end zone...Notched a career-high 354 yards passing against Kentucky while tossing two touchdowns and two interceptions…354 yards passing ranked as the eighth-most in the SEC in a single game in 2010…Became the first UT quarterback to throw multiple TDs in six consecutive games since Manning did so seven times (1/1-10/18/97)…Completed 27-of-45 (both career highs) for 308 yards, four TDs and three INTs in Music City Bowl vs. North Carolina...Four TDs tied the UT bowl game record, while 45 attempts were second most and 27 completions tied for the second most...First UT quarterback to complete passes to nine different WRs in a single


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CAREER STATS  Passing YEAR G

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ATT- CMP

INT/ PASS AVG. QB TD PCT YDS GM RATE

HI PASS YDS

9 224-125 10/18 55.8 1,849 205.4 142.73 354-UK

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Completions 27 vs. North Carolina (12/30/10) Attempts 45 vs. North Carolina (12/30/10) Yards 354 vs. Kentucky (11/27/10) Touchdowns 5 vs. Memphis (11/6/10) 80 vs. Mississippi (11/13/10) Longest Completion

Game-by-Game Statistics  Passing 2010 COMP ATT INT PCT. YDS TD LONG UT Martin 3 6 1 50.0 24 0 9 Oregon - - - - - - - - - - - - Florida - - - - - - UAB at LSU - - - - - - at Georgia 8 12 0 75.0 81 0 22 Alabama 5 14 1 35.7 39 0 16 at South Carolina 9 15 1 60.0 159 2 62 57.6 325 5 42 at Memphis 19 33 0 Mississippi 18 34 0 52.9 323 3 80 at Vanderbilt 16 27 2 59.3 232 2 34 Kentucky 20 38 2 52.6 354 2 49 N. Carolina (bowl) 27 45 3 60.0 312 4 45 1,849 18 80 2010 Totals 125 224 10 55.8

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brent brewer

MISCELLANEOUS Played professional baseball last four years in Milwaukee Brewers organization, most recently for Huntsville in Class AA Southern League… Originally signed to play football at Florida State in 2006 before opting for baseball…Selected by Brewers in second round (60th overall) of 2006 MLB Draft. CAREER STATS  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2010 13 20 10 30 0/0 1/1 0 1/0 3 0/0 8-Miss

Sophomore | 1L defensive back 6-1 | 210 | Tyrone, Ga. | Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 13/6 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 13/6 Started the last six games at safety and saw action in all 13 contests, primarily serving on special teams during the first half of the season…One of just four Vols to see the field in every single quarter in 2010 and one of seven true freshmen to play in every game for UT…12th on the team and fifth among members of the secondary with 30 tackles…Led UT in tackles in just his third career start vs. Mississippi with a career-best eight…In regular season finale vs. Kentucky, contributed four tackles, including first career tackle for loss, first career fumble recovery and a pass breakup…TFL set up a third-down sack in the second quarter, while fumble recovery came on the next drive…Saw first significant playing time against Alabama, totaling six tackles…Added a QB hurry to force UA into a long third down, eventually resulting in a missed field goal…Notched first career start at South Carolina and compiled four tackles and first career pass breakup…PBU forced a third-and-long for the Gamecocks… Registered three tackles vs. North Carolina in the Music City Bowl and PBU helped hold UNC to a field goal after starting a second quarter drive on the UT 10-yard line. HIGH SCHOOL • Sandy Creek Ranked as three-star prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com in 2006…As baseball senior at Sandy Creek, batted .497 with 7 home runs, 30 RBI and 12 stolen bases...Coach at Sandy Creek: Chip Walker.

CAREER HIGHS Tackles

8 vs. Mississippi (11/13/10)

Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2010 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS UT Martin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oregon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UAB at LSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Alabama 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 at South Carolina 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 at Memphis 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mississippi 5 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kentucky 3 1 4 0 1/1 0 1/0 1 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2010 Totals 20 10 30 0 1/1 0 1/0 3 0

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HIGH SCHOOL • Kingsburg Practiced with Vols during mid-December lead in to Chick-fil-A Bowl, then enrolled at UT in January and participated in spring drills...Member of PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team...Valley League

Offensive Player of the Year as senior and league Most Valuable Player...Led Kingsburg to perfect 13-0 season and Valley championship while completing 185-of-302 passes (61.2 percent) for 3,321 yards and 41 TDs...Added 171 yards on ground • As junior in 2008, threw for 2,411 yards and 26 touchdowns...As sophomore, completed 99 passes for 1,784 yards...Named junior and sophomore of the year for Valley League in 2008 and 2007...During freshman campaign of 2006, threw for 1,100 yards...Also standout on basketball court while averaging nearly 20 points and nine rebounds as junior...Competed in baseball for Kingsburg...Coach at Kingsburg: John Sweeney.

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game since Erik Ainge (vs. Wisconsin, Outback Bowl, 1/1/2008)...In his first career start at Memphis, he completed 19-of-33 for 325 yards and a career-high five touchdowns in two-and-1/2 quarters…Compiled 308 yards and all five of his TD throws in the first half alone vs. the Tigers, shattering UT football records for passing yards and TDs in a single half…Five-TD performance was one of just two in the SEC in 2010 while 325 yards ranked 14th in the league…Connected on a career-best eight consecutive throws in the first quarter…In first SEC start versus Mississippi, completed 18-of-34 for 323 yards and three TDs, becoming the first UT quarterback ever to throw for 300-plus yards in first two starts and the first in consecutive games overall since Casey Clausen (2001)…80-yard strike to Justin Hunter on Vols’ first offensive play was UT’s longest of 2010 and longest from scrimmage since 2006…265 first-half yards ranked ninth all-time for passing yards in a half and made him second UT QB to produce two top 10 performances for most passing yards in one half (Peyton Manning, 4)…In his first SEC start on the road at Vanderbilt, Bray completed 16-of-27 for 232 yards, two touchdowns and a pair of INTs…Between his first throw at South Carolina, an INT returned for a score, and his next INT (at Vanderbilt) that ended a streak of 96 consecutive attempts without a pick, Bray went 58-of-96 for 980 yards and 12 TDs (QB rating: 187.42)…Led Vols on four scoring drives, including a 3-for-3 success rate inside the red zone at Vanderbilt…Took over at quarterback in the second half at South Carolina…After first throw was an INT returned for a TD, Bray finished 9-of-15 for 159 yards and a pair of touchdowns… First career TD was a 30-yard strike to Denarius Moore…Longest throw of 62 yards to Moore set up his second TD from 17 yards out on the next play…At Georgia, connected on first four pass attempts and finished 8-for-12 for 81 yards…Led a 77-yard drive before the Vols stalled at the UGA 3-yard line…Connected on 5-of-14 passes for 39 yards vs. Alabama…Saw first action in UT’s season opener against UT Martin, completing 3-of-6 passes for 24 yards and an INT.


THE VOLS CAREER SUMMARY Freshman who joined the squad in winter 2010... Played football at Alcoa High School.

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Alex Bullard

Coach at Brentwood Academy HS: Ralph Potter.

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jacob carter

MISCELLANEOUS Father was an offensive lineman with the Seattle Seahawks (1978-80) and at Jackson State.

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four years in three sports...Also played basketball and baseball...Twice named All-District in baseball, once as catcher and also as athlete when he played several positions...Coach at Christian Academy of Knoxville: Rusty Bradley.

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j.r. carr

keensen chambers

freshman (RS) | Sq. wide receiver 6-0 | 181 | Nashville | Arts & Sciences Sophomore (RS) | Tr. offensive lineman 6-2 | 309 | Franklin | Business Management CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 3/0 NOTRE DAME 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 3/0 Moved from guard to tackle in the spring to compete for a starting position...Made career debut against Michigan State on special teams...Also saw action against Boston College and Western Michigan. 2009 – Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL • Brentwood Academy Selected to Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100 recognizing him as one of best 100 high school football players in combination of Georgia, Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana and Tennessee... The Knoxville News Sentinel rated him second in its top 10 in Tennessee...Named to Division II AllState Team by Tennessee Sports Writers Association following senior season...Named First Team All Mid-State as junior and senior by The Tennessean...Recorded 52 pancake blocks as a junior... Led high school team to Division II Class AAA State Championship game as a senior in 2008... Helped high school team capture 2007 Division II Class AAA state title game as a junior with an 11-1 overall record...Blocked for two running backs who combined for 1,736 yards in 2007... 66

Sophomore (RS) | Sq. deep snapper 5-10 | 220 | Lomita, Calif. | Communications CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 2010 • Freshman – Squad member.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Freshman who joined the squad in fall 2010 and redshirted...Played football at Ensworth High School.

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Chris Cates

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6-5 | 250 | Greenville, S.C. | Communications CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 2010 – Redshirted due to transfer rules. CONNECTICUT 2009 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 0/0 Enrolled at UConn in January 2009 but decided to transfer.

2009 – Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL • South Torrance Spent time at Chris Sailer Kicking School under long-snapping tutelage of Chris Rubio...Began snapping on varsity team during freshman campaign and snapped all four seasons...Added duties at linebacker and became three-time AllLeague selection at that position...Helped South Torrance to league championship during sophomore season...Coach at South Torrance: Josh Waybright.

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junior (RS) | Sq. wide receiver 5-10 | 189 | Knoxville | Finance CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 2010 • Sophomore – Squad member. 2009 • Freshman – Squad member. HIGH SCHOOL • Christian Academy of Knoxville Offensive Region 2-2A MVP as senior quarterback and team captain for 8-4 squad that advanced to playoffs...Threw for more than 2,400 yards and 27 touchdowns that year...Varsity team member all

HIGH SCHOOL • Worcester Academy • Southside Played as a senior at Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass.…was a New England Prep School Athletic Conference All-Star in 2008…at Southside High School, was an all-county pick in 2007 and two-time all-region pick…played basketball as team won Class AA State Championship in 2007…named to all-tournament team… was awarded a Pepsi-Greenville County Schools Golf Tournament Scholarship following his senior year for community involvement…named to The National Society of High School Scholars... Coach at Worcester Academy: David Dykeman... Coach at Southside: Fe Cowan.


PLAYER PROFILES Gregory clark

CAREER SUMMARY Freshman who joined the squad in fall 2010 and redshirted...Played football at Wilson Central High School.

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dorian cozart

Freshman (RS) | Sq. Defensive lineman CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 2010 – Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL • Northside Named Northside High School’s Best Defensive Lineman...Recorded 34 solo tackles, 21 assists and nine tackles for lost yardage...Defensive unit held five opponents under 200 total yards... Helped Northside High School to 13-2 record in 2009 and berth in Georgia’s Class AAAAA state championship game...Senior team captain... Three-year starter...Coach at Northside: Conrad Nix.

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Freshman (RS) | Sq. tailback 5-7 | 196 | Knoxville | Nutrition CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Freshman who joined the squad in fall 2010 and redshirted...Played football at Knoxville Catholic High School.

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HIGH SCHOOL • Minor Named to Birmingham News All-West Metro and All-State teams as defensive lineman...Finished senior year with 108 tackles (75 solo), including 28 for lost yardage and eight sacks...Also forced five fumbles and blocked two punts...Forced key fumble during win over then fourth-ranked Jess Lanier High that led to touchdown...As a junior in 2008, totaled 82 tackles, 18 tackles-for-loss and nine sacks...Helped Minor High School to second round of 2009 Class 6A playoffs...Led team as starter to 25-10 record over three prep seasons... Earned track and field All-Metro honors in javelin as freshman and in 100M hurdles as sophomore...Eagle Scout...Coach at Minor: Randy Cook. CAREER STATS

raiques crump

Tyler coombes

 Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2010 11 11 2 13 0/0 0/0 1 0/0 0 0/0 6-Mem

CAREER HIGHS Tackles

6 vs. Memphis (11/6/10)

Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense

sophomore | 1L linebacker freshman (RS) | Sq. Defensive back 6-0 | 185 | Lebanon | Arts & Sciences CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0

6-1 | 220 | Birmingham, Ala. | Arts & Sciences CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 11/0 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 11/0 Collected 13 tackles in first year as a Vol, in which he saw playing time in 11 games…Fifth on team with eight tackles on special teams…Posted a

SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2010 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS UT Martin - - - - - - - - Oregon - - - - - - - - Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UAB 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 at LSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Georgia 2 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 Alabama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Memphis 5 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mississippi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2010 Totals 11 2 13 0 0 1 0 0 0

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matt darr

freshman (RS) | Sq. punter 6-1 | 221 | Bakersfield, Calif. | Agriculture Economics CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 2010 – Redshirted. TRACK & FIELD Currently competing in track and field, participating in the shot put...Best indoor mark was a 53-3 heave at the SEC Championships. HIGH SCHOOL • Frontier Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl... Named to MaxPreps All-America first team...Rated as nation’s No. 1 punting prospect by punting expert Chris Sailer...Averaged 42.9 yards per punt as senior with career long of 71...Added 96 tackles from linebacker position, including teamhigh 79 solo...Handled placekicking duties, with 35 of 60 kickoffs resulting in touchbacks...Made 34 PATs and 11 field goals in senior season...As junior, averaged 46.3 yards per punt with 93 tackles...Helped team to 11-2 record as senior...Also excelled in shot put and discus, and led Frontier High to team state championship in 2009...Twotime defending state champion in shot put, with career-best throw of 63-9.75 in 2010 state event... Also won state discus title as junior with toss of 192-0...For combined efforts in football and track, named finalist for MaxPreps National Athlete of the Year...Coach at Frontier: Rich Cornford.

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6-2 | 322 |Warner Robins,Ga.| Arts & Sciences

career-best six tackles (five solos) at Memphis as UT’s second-leading tackler, including a stop on fourth down that forced a turnover-on-downs and a third-down tackle that led to a Tigers’ punt…Registered three tackles at Georgia…Also forced a fumble on the Bulldogs’ kickoff return that followed UT’s first score but the Vols were unable to recover…Recorded a pair of tackles vs. North Carolina in the Music City Bowl...Saw first career action vs. Florida and notched first two career tackles against UAB a week later.

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ladarius denson

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cory eichholtz

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art evans

jUNIOR (RS) | Sq. LINEBACKER

junior (RS) | 1L wide receiver

Senior (RS) | 3L defensive back

6-0 | 241 | Port St. Lucie, Fla. | Sociology

5-8 | 184 | Knoxville| Logistics

5-11 | 175 | Lakeland, Fla.| Africana Studies

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Junior who joined the squad in fall 2010 and redshirted...Spent 2009 season at Indian River Junior College and Southern University...Played at Alfred State Junior College in 2008...Played at Atlantic High School.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 8/0 2010 • Sophomore – Squad member.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 29/18 2010 • Junior • Games/Starts: 7/6 Played in seven games, including six starts, before missing rest of season due to violation of team rules…Notched a career-high eight tackles at LSU...Recorded five tackles vs. Alabama, his best total at home in 2010...Totaled three tackles at Georgia and collected lone pass defended of season...Forced fumble on Oregon’s opening kickoff return and posted a pair of tackles...Also registered two takedowns vs. Florida.

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tyler drummer

2009 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 8/0 Totaled three tackles on special teams during season...Played in last eight games, beginning with Georgia...Participated in 21 quarters as lead gunner on kickoff coverage team...Had three tackles – two solo and one unassisted. 2008 – Redshirted.

sophomore (RS) | Sq. wide receiver 6-1 | 165 | Powell | Arts & Sciences

HIGH SCHOOL • Bearden Earned All-Region as senior...His 2007 team finished 12-2 and advanced to Class 6A state semifinals before losing 17-14 to eventual champion Smyrna and current teammate Rod Wilks...Led Region 1 in both receptions (44) and yards (600) and scored four touchdowns...At safety, added 28 tackles with two interceptions and eight pass breakups...Lettered three seasons and was twoyear, two-way starter in addition to kick return duties...Ran three years on track and field squad, specializing in 100M, 200M, relays and long jump...Coach at Bearden: Brad Taylor.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Sophomore who arrived last fall and redshirted in 2010...Member of the 2009 football team at Cumberland University...Played high school football at Powell.

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2009 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 12/12 Steady performer for Vols, recording 39 tackles and contributing three pass breakups...Seasonhigh five tackles against both Ohio and Auburn... Pass deflections came against Georgia, South Carolina and Memphis...Forced one fumble versus Georgia...Only missed start was regular season finale at Kentucky because of injury...Compiled at least four tackles in nine different games, including Chick-fil-A Bowl against Virginia Tech. 2008 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 10/0 Appeared in season’s final 10 games...Made first UT showing against Florida in third game and saw action in every game rest of season...Did not record a tackle but was part of defensive secondary unit that finished fourth in NCAA in passing defense. 2007 – Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL • Evangel Christian Enrolled at UT in January 2007 and participated in spring drills...First-team Class 1B All-State wide receiver by Florida High School Athletic Association...Caught 62 passes for 1,329 yards (21.9-yard average) and 15 touchdowns as junior in 2005... Led team to championship game as senior...Fouryear letterman in football and lettered three years each in basketball and track and field... Played small forward and both guard positions for hoops team, while specializing in 100M and 200M events in track...Best times were 10.3 in the 100M and 21.5 for the 200M...Coach at Evangel Christian: Dedrick Dodge. CAREER STATS  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE -2008 10 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0 2009 12 24 15 39 0/0 1/1 1 0 3 0/0 5-2x 2010 7 9 12 21 0/0 0/0 1 0/0 1 0/0 8-LSU Totals 29 33 27 60 0/0 1/1 2 0 4 0/0 8-LSU

CAREER HIGHS Tackles Passes Defended

8 vs. LSU (10/2/10) 1 (4x, last at Georgia, 10/9/10)

Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2009 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS Western Ky. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UCLA 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Florida 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ohio Auburn 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia 4 0 4 0 1/1 1 0 1 0 at Alabama 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 South Carolina 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 Memphis 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 at Mississippi 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vanderbilt 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Va. Tech (bowl) 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2009 Totals 24 15 39 0 1/1 1 0 3 0 SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2010 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS UT Martin 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oregon 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 Florida 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 UAB - - - - - - - - at LSU 3 5 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Georgia 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 Alabama 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 at South Carolina - - - - - - - - at Memphis - - - - - - - - Mississippi - - - - - - - - at Vanderbilt - - - - - - - - Kentucky - - - - - - - - N. Carolina (bowl) - - - - - - - - 2010 Totals 9 12 21 0 0 1 0 1 0


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steven fowlkes

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channing fugate

CAREER STATS  Receiving YEAR 2010

NET AVG AVG HIGH G REC YDS REC GM TD LONG YDS 13 2 21 10.5 1.8 0 17-UK 17-UK

CAREER HIGHS Receptions Receiving Yards

1 (2x, last vs. Kentucky, 11/27/10) 17 vs. Kentucky, 11/27/10

Game-by-Game Statistics  Receiving

Junior (RS) | Sq. defensive Lineman

sophomore | 1L fullback

5-10 | 180 | Richmond,Va.| Criminal Justice

6-5 | 250 | College Park, Ga.| Sociology

6-1 | 245 | Jackson, Ky. | Business Management

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 6/0 2010 • Junior • Games/Starts: 2/0 Saw action against both Memphis and Mississippi.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 7/0 2010 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 4/0 Recorded lone tackle in season opener against UT Martin…Also appeared against Oregon, Mississippi and Vanderbilt on the defensive line.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 13/5 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 13/5 Saw action in every game, including five starts at fullback…Helped lead the way for Tauren Poole to rush for 1,034 yards, including six 100-yard games, which tied for the SEC lead…One of seven true freshmen to play in every game for UT… In first career start vs. South Carolina, Fugate hauled in a 4-yard reception on Tyler Bray’s first career scoring drive…Posted a 17-yard catch, his longest of the season, on UT’s final scoring drive vs. Kentucky…Also returned a kickoff eight yards vs. UAB.

2009 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 4/0 Saw action against Western Kentucky, Memphis and Vanderbilt during regular season...Contributed collegiate-high three tackles against Memphis...Also played in first half against Virginia Tech in Chick-fil-A Bowl. 2008 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 0/0 Squad member...Started in secondary and finished with two tackles in Tennessee’s 37-21 junior varsity win over Hargrave (Va.) Military. 2007 – Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL • Highland Springs PrepStar All-Southeast Region...Twice named All-State second team by Associated Press and Virginia High School Coaches Association...Also 2005 and 2006 All-Metro by Richmond TimesDispatch, as well as All-District and All-Region... Had six interceptions in game against Varina, returning one of those for 87-yard TD...Also had 26 tackles and seven additional pass-breakups in that same contest...Blocked three kicks senior season...As junior, tallied 39 tackles, seven interceptions, 12 pass breakups, three forced fumbles and three blocked kicks...Three-year letterman starter...Also lettered three years in track and field...Coach at Highland Springs: Scott Burton.

2009 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 3/0 Played in three quarters against Western Kentucky, finishing with shared tackle for loss...Also had appearances against Memphis and Mississippi...Best tackle performance was two stops against Memphis. 2008 – Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL • Banneker Class 4A All-State, All-Region and All-County in 2007...All-Area as wide receiver and defensive end...PrepStar All-Region...Caught 24 passes for 400 yards and six TDs that year while adding 53 tackles and 13½ sacks...Totaled 49 tackles and six sacks in just five games as junior in 2006 (missed 5 games with elbow injury)...Played basketball as freshman and sophomore...Coach at Banneker: Benny Crane.

HIGH SCHOOL • Breathitt County Practiced with Vols during mid-December in preparation for Chick-fil-A Bowl, then enrolled at UT in January and participated in spring drills... Rated as No. 3 overall prospect in Kentucky by Rivals.com...Selected to PrepStar Magazine’s All-Region team...Finished senior season with 1,332 rushing yards and 17 touchdowns...Highlight of 2009 was rushing for 141 yards and four touchdowns to go with one receiving TD against Powell County...Rushed for 3,052 yards and 36 touchdowns as junior while sparking Breathitt County to Class AAA state runner-up finish...During sophomore season, rushed for 1,727 yards and 30 touchdowns...Added 45 catches that year for 625 yards and five scores...Coach at Breathitt County: Mike Holcomb.

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Senior (RS) | Sq. defensive back

2010 REC YDS TD UT Martin 0 0 0 Oregon 0 0 0 Florida 0 0 0 UAB 0 0 0 at LSU 0 0 0 at Georgia 0 0 0 Alabama 0 0 0 at South Carolina 1 4 0 at Memphis 0 0 0 Mississippi 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt 0 0 0 Kentucky 1 17 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 0 0 0 2010 Totals 2 21 0

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Zach fulton

sophomore | 1L offensive lineman 6-5 | 330 | Homewood, Ill. | Communications CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 12/5 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 12/5 Saw action in every game, including five starts at fullback…Helped lead the way for Tauren Poole to rush for 1,034 yards, including six 100-yard games, which tied for the SEC lead…One of seven true freshmen to play in every game for UT… In first career start vs. South Carolina, Fugate hauled in a 4-yard reception on Tyler Bray’s first career scoring drive…Posted a 17-yard catch, his 69


THE VOLS longest of the season, on UT’s final scoring drive vs. Kentucky…Also returned a kickoff eight yards vs. UAB.

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melvin goins

BUTTE [Calif.] JUNIOR COLLEGE 2009 • Freshman Started all 11 games at center and helped Butte to 8-3 record in 2009 that included Premier West Bank Bowl win over Sierra College.

HIGH SCHOOL • Homewood-Flossmoor Rated as No 11 prospect in Illinois and No. 14 overall offensive guard by Rivals.com...Ranked as the No. 14 overall offensive guard by Scout. com...Selected to PrepStar Magazine’s All-Region team...Named All-Conference as a senior in 2009...Coach at Homewood-Flossmoor High School: Kenny Smith. MISCELLANEOUS Younger brother of current Tampa Bay Buccaneers lineman Xavier Fulton.

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jacob gilliam

SENIOR | Sq. defensive back 5-11 | 180 | San Diego, Calif. | Sociology CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Senior who joined the squad in winter 2010... Played point guard for UT’s basketball team for past two years, averaging 6.7 points, 2.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game...Helped Vols to Elite EIght run in 2009-10...Played football as a freshman in high school.

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HIGH SCHOOL • Robert McQueen As a senior, sparked Lancers to perfect 14-0 season...Year was capped with 13-12 victory in Class 4A state championship game...Squad was 13-2 and state runner-up in junior year...Also wrestled in high school, winning California Class 4A Northern Region title in 215-pound division...Coach at Butte Junior College: Jeff Jordan...Coach at Robert McQueen: Ken Dalton.

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eric gordon

darin gooch

Freshman (RS) | Sq. offensive lineman

Sophomore (RS) | 1L defensive back

6-4 | 275 | Knoxville | Arts & Sciences

5-9 | 185 | Nashville | Sociology

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Freshman who joined the squad in fall 2010 and redshirted...Played football at Farragut High School.

junior | 1L offensive lineman 6-2 | 301 | Reno, Nev. | Materials Science & Engineering CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 10/6 2010 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 10/6 Played in 10 of 12 games, including six consecutive starts at center…First career start came vs. Florida…Helped Tauren Poole rush for six 100-yard games, which tied for the SEC lead…Part of an of70

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CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 13/6 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 13/6 Played in every game, including six starts…One of eight freshmen to play in every game for UT… Led UT freshmen with 49 tackles and ranked seventh on the team overall…Finished sixth on the team with seven special teams tackles…One of four Vols with multiple interceptions (two)… First career start came in season opener vs. UT Martin…Recorded first career tackle and was part of a secondary that held the Skyhawks to a UT opponent season-low 86 passing yards… Contributed a career-best six tackles at South Carolina in just his third career start…Matched his career high with six more stops the next week at Memphis while adding his first career INT on

the Tigers’ third possession…Before leaving with a head injury vs. Mississippi, Gordon notched his second INT of 2010 and returned it 46 yards for a touchdown to give UT a 21-0 lead while also adding a pair of tackles…Totaled five tackles vs. Florida, including his first career tackle for loss… Provided four takedowns against UAB, LSU and UNC (Music City Bowl)…Added first career pass breakup at UAB…Also had TFL at LSU…Handled punt return duties for five games…Registered UT’s season-high punt return of 21 yards against LSU…Tallied five tackles vs. Alabama and notched three stops on three separate occasions...Shared Tennessee’s 2010 Big Lick Award in the spring, presented to players who consistently perform with the most physical toughness.


PLAYER PROFILES 2009 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 1/0 Made his collegiate varsity debut against Western Kentucky...Earned Academic All-SEC honors. 2008 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 0/0 Appeared in junior varsity win over Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy. 2007 – Redshirted.

freshman (RS) | Sq. linebacker 5-10 | 219 | Knoxville | Exercise Science CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Freshman who joined the squad in winter 2011... Redshirted in 2010...Played football at Farragut High School.

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nick guess

HIGH SCHOOL • Farragut Graduated from high school with high honors and enrolled at UT in January 2007... Ranked by Ray Guy’s ProKicker.com as nation’s No. 3 long snapper for high school graduating class of 2007 ...Team’s long snapper in 48 consecutive varsity games...Named All-Region in 2006 after playing fullback, tight end, defensive end and offensive tackle...Finished with three touchdown receptions...Three-year starter at tight end and twotime captain...Team advanced to Class 5A quarterfinals as junior and senior...Coach at Farragut: Eddie Courtney.

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2009 – Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL • Knoxville Catholic Named Tennessee Mr. Football for Class 3A while helping Knoxville Catholic to 2008 state championship...All-Region and All-State as junior and senior...Played in Tennessee’s Toyota East-West All-Star Game after senior season that included Class 3A state championship for Knoxville Catholic...Caught 12 passes that year for 245 yards and four touchdowns from tight end position...Also posted 62 tackles, including 7½ sacks...Coach at Knoxville Catholic: Mark Pemberton.

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HIGH SCHOOL • Hillsboro Earned No. 2 spot in Rivals.com Tennessee Preseason Top 25...Named SuperPrep All-American and member of Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Super Southern 100...Three-time All-Metro, All Region 5-4A and All-State...Named to The Tennessean’s Dream Team as both junior and senior, and included as one of Knoxville News-Sentinel’s Top 20 Prospects in Tennessee following 2008 season...Finalist for Tennessee’s Mr. Football Award as senior...2008 All-Midstate...Offensive MVP at BlueCross Bowl after leading Hillsboro to Class 4A state championship in 2008...Selected to play in Toyota East-West All-Star Game for Tennessee...Rushed for 510 yards and nine touchdowns while catching 43 passes for 716 yards and nine touchdowns as senior...Also posted 34 tackles and five interceptions...Led star-studded secondary as junior, with 77 tackles and six interceptions (one returned for a TD)...At receiver, added 41 catches that year for 816 yards and 10 TDs...Coach at Hillsboro: Scott Blade.

gregory grieco

daniel hood

CAREER STATS  Defense

junior | 2L defensive lineman

SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2010 13 32 15 47 0/0 1.5/3 0 0/0 3 2/46 6-2x

6-4 | 327 | Murfreesboro | Sociology

CAREER HIGHS Tackles INT Return Yards

6 twice, last vs. Memphis, 11/6/10 46 vs. Mississippi, 11/13/10

Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2010 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS UT Martin 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oregon 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 4 1 5 0 1/3 0 0 0 0 UAB 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 at LSU 1 3 4 0 0.5/0 0 0 0 0 at Georgia 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Alabama 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 at South Carolina 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Memphis 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 1/0 Mississippi 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 1/46 at Vanderbilt 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kentucky 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2010 Totals 32 15 47 0 1.5/3 0 0 3 2/46

senior (RS) | 1L deep snapper

sophomore (RS) | Sq. defensive lineman

6-3 | 230 | Knoxville | Marketing/International Business

6-4 | 293 | Knoxville | Entrepreneurship Management

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 14/0 2010 • Junior • Games/Starts: 13/0 Played in all 13 games for UT, serving as the primary deep snapper for the Vols’ punting unit… Saw action in every quarter but one…Posted a tackle on special teams in back-to-back weeks against UAB and LSU.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 6/0 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 6/0 Saw action in six games for Tennessee, including all four wins in November and the Music City Bowl vs. UNC…Part of an offensive line that allowed zero sacks at Memphis and just one at Vanderbilt…Played in all four quarters vs. Mississippi, in which the Vols amassed 441 yards of offense, a UT season-high against an SEC opponent.

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2009 – Redshirted.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 25/5 2010 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 12/5 Played 12 games but missed the regular season finale vs. Kentucky due to a violation of a team academic rule…Started the first five games of the season, including first career start vs. UT Martin…Compiled 17 tackles, including career highs of 3½ tackles for loss and two passes defended… Tied for second on the Vols with five quarterback hurries…Tied career high with four tackles against UT Martin, including personal bests of 2½ tackles for loss, a sack, and a pass defended… Posted three stops vs. Oregon and a season-high two QB hurries…Totaled a pair of tackles, including a TFL (-2) and forced lone fumble of 2010 at Memphis…Recorded a pair of tackles, a pass defended and a QB hurry against Florida.

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THE VOLS 2009 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 13/0 Saw action in all 13 games as true freshman at defensive tackle...Finished season with 20 tackles, including career high four versus Memphis... Also had two tackles for loss, with those coming against UCLA and Auburn. HIGH SCHOOL • Siegel Enrolled at Tennessee in January 2009...Played his 2008 season at Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy... After senior season at Murfreesboro Siegel, participated in Toyota East-West All-Star Classic...Named Region 4-5A Defensive MVP, All-Region, All-Area and All-County in 2007...Named Second-Team All-Midstate by The Tennessean in 2007...Siegel team captain and team MVP as senior...Named All-Region, All-Area and All-County as junior in 2006...Led Siegel in tackles with 106, tackles for loss with 25 and sacks with 13 as senior in 2007... Three-year starter...Also excelled on basketball court, lettering two years as sophomore and junior...Originally signed with Vols in 2008, but did not qualify...Coach at Hargrave Military Academy: Robert Prunty...Coach at Sigel: David Watson.

SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2010 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS UT Martin 3 1 4 1/4 2.5/7 0 0 1 0 Oregon 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 UAB 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 at LSU 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Alabama 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at South Carolina at Memphis 1 1 2 0 1/2 1 0 0 0 Mississippi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kentucky - - - - - - - - N. Carolina (bowl) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 17 1/4 3.5/9 1 0 2 0 2010 Totals 7

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justin hunter

CAREER STATS  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2009 13 10 10 20 0/0 2/12 1 0 1 0/0 4-Mem 2010 12 7 10 17 1/4 3.5/9 1 0/0 2 0/0 4-UTM Totals 25 17 20 37 1/4 5.5/21 2 0 3 0/0 4-2x

sophomore | 1L wide receiver

CAREER HIGHS

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 13/2 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 13/2 Earned Coaches’ All-SEC Freshman Team honors...One of seven true freshmen to play in every game for Tennessee, including a pair of starts… First career start came vs. Alabama…Caught 16 passes for 415 yards and seven touchdowns… Broke UT freshman record for receiving TDs with seven, which ranked tied for first among all NCAA FBS freshmen receivers…Four of TDs were from 30 yards or longer...Led team with 25.9 yards per catch…Nine catches went for 20 or more yards...Despite not having a catch in four games, ranked fourth on the team in receiving yards (415) and second on the Vols with seven TD receptions…Tied for eighth in the SEC with two 100-yard receiving performances…Led UT in receiving yards in three games and receptions on one occasion…Seventh TD was lone reception

Tackles 4 (2x, last vs. UT Martin, 9/4/10) Tackles For Loss 2.5 vs. UT Martin, 9/4/10 Quarterback Hurries 2 vs. Oregon, 9/11/10

Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2009 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS Western Ky. 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 1/8 0 0 0 0 UCLA at Florida 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 Ohio 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Auburn 1 2 3 0 1/4 0 0 0 0 Georgia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Alabama 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 South Carolina 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Memphis 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Mississippi 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Kentucky 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Va. Tech (bowl) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2009 Totals 10 10 20 0 2/12 1 0 1 0

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in Music City Bowl vs. North Carolina to put the Vols ahead 20-17 in the fourth quarter...In second career start, hauled in three receptions for a career-high 114 receiving yards to complement his first multi-TD game (two) vs. Mississippi, including a career-long catch of 80 yards on the Vols’ first offensive play…80-yard TD was UT’s longest play from scrimmage since 2006 vs. Vanderbilt and tied for the 10th longest pass in UT history…Totaled a career-high four receptions at Georgia and led UT with 110 yards, including a 38-yard TD...Became UT’s first freshman to have 100 receiving yards in a game since 2004 (Robert Meachem vs. UK)…Snatched first career TD catch vs. Florida, a 35-yarder on fourth-and-six in the fourth quarter that helped cut the Vols’ deficit to seven…Finished with three receptions and a team-best 60 yards against the Gators…First career catch came vs. Oregon, a 31-yard strike to set up the Vols at the Ducks’ 1-yard line… Lone receptions vs. Memphis and Vanderbilt were good for first-quarter TDs, a 42-yarder vs. the Tigers and a 15-yard connection against the Commodores…Hauled in a 37-yard reception on

third-and-three of UT’s go-ahead scoring drive in the fourth quarter at LSU. TRACK & FIELD Competed in indoor track & field and will rejoin squad following spring football...First-team USTFCCCA All-America in the long jump after finishing eighth at the NCAA Indoor Championships... Earned SEC Indoor Track & Field Male Freshman of the Week honors twice (Jan. 18 & Feb. 8)... Scored for UT at the SEC Championships with a long jump mark of 25-4 to place fifth... Named to SEC All-Freshman Team as the highest finishing rookie in the long jump…Set UT freshman indoor record in the long jump at 26-1 ½ in second collegiate meet…That mark ranks No. 3 all-time indoors at UT...Set NCAA automatic qualifying marks in his first two long jump competitions... Also competed in the high jump. HIGH SCHOOL • Ocean Lakes Virginia High School Coaches AAA All-State... Earned spot on Rivals100 list as the No 75 overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com...Also rated


PLAYER PROFILES

 Receiving YEAR 2010

NET AVG AVG HIGH G REC YDS REC GM TD LONG YDS 13 16 415 25.9 31.9 7 80-Miss 114-Miss

CAREER HIGHS Receptions Receiving Yards Touchdowns Long

4 vs. Georgia, 10/9/10 114 vs. Mississippi, 11/13/10 2 vs. Mississippi, 11/13/10 80 vs. Mississippi, 11/13/10

Game-by-Game Statistics  Receiving 2010 REC YDS TD UT Martin 0 0 0 Oregon 1 31 0 3 60 1 Florida UAB 1 -2 0 at LSU 1 37 0 at Georgia 4 110 1 Alabama 0 0 0 at South Carolina 0 0 0 at Memphis 1 42 1 Mississippi 3 114 2 at Vanderbilt 1 15 1 Kentucky 0 0 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 1 8 1 2010 Totals 16 415 7

malik jackson

Senior | 1L defensive lineman 6-5 | 270 | Northridge, Calif. | Sociology CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 34/12 2010 • Junior • Games/Starts: 13/12 Named to the AP All-SEC Second Team…Led team with 11 tackles for loss and ranked second with five sacks while playing in every game in 2010…Started 12 games, the last eight coming at defensive tackle…Also started four games at defensive end…Since making the switch to DT at Georgia, he totaled 36 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, five sacks, three quarterback hurries, four passes defended and an interception…11 TFLs ranked tied for 11th in the SEC, while his five sacks ranked as the 15th-most in the conference…Tied for second on the Vols with five QB hurries…Led defensive line and ranked sixth on the squad with 48 tackles…Tallied at least six tackles in four of the final seven contests… Notched a sack in four consecutive games season (USC-VU)…Three of five QB hurries came on third down while four of five passes defended occurred on third or fourth down…Led the Vols at Memphis with a career-best eight tackles and returned first career interception 44 yards…Also recorded a UT season-high three TFL for 15 yards, including a career-high two sacks…Recorded six-tackle performances against Kentucky, South Carolina and Alabama…Tipped a pass to force a three-and-out against UK in the fourth quarter after the Vols took a 10-point lead…Registered first sack as a Vol vs. USC…Made a pair of key third-down plays in the second quarter vs. the Crimson Tide…QB hurry forced an incomplete pass and led to a missed field goal while a pass breakup forced Alabama to settle for a three-

point try…Posted four tackles at Vanderbilt, including a sack and two-and-1/2 TFL, while third quarter QB hurry forced VU to punt…Forced and recovered a fumble on third down while LSU was in field-goal range and added three tackles. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 2009 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 13/0 Appearing in all 13 games, he had 18 tackles, including 3.5 sacks, plus one forced fumble and two deflections...Had a pair of tackles at Ohio State, three stops (with a sack) against Washington State, two tackles (0.5 sack) at California, and one sack with a deflection against Oregon State... Recorded two tackles (with a sack), a forced fumble and a deflection at Arizona State Registered three tackles versus UCLA and Boston College. 2008 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 8/0 Appeared in eight games (all but Oregon State, Arizona, California, UCLA and Penn State) and had four tackles, including two sacks for minus eight yards, plus a deflection and forced a fumble...Had two tackles (with a sack) and a forced fumble (which USC recovered and it led to a TD) at Virginia. HIGH SCHOOL • Birmingham 2007 honors as a senior included Super Prep All-

Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach PressTelegram Best in the West Best of the Rest, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, All-L.A. City Co-Defensive MVP (with his twin, Marquis), Los Angeles Times All-Star, Los Angeles Daily News All-Area Co-Defensive MVP (with his twin, Marquis) and All-West Valley League Co-Defensive MVP (with his twin, Marquis) as a senior defensive lineman at Birmingham High in Van Nuys (Calif.)...Notched 103 tackles, 14.5 sacks, one interception and one fumble recovery in 2007...As a junior in 2006, he made All-L.A. City first team and Daily News All-Area second team while posting 10.5 sacks... Helped Birmingham win the 2006 L.A. City title... Coach at Birmingham: Ed Croson.

CAREER STATS  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2008* 4 4 0 4 2/8 2/8 1 0/0 1 0/0 2-Vir 2009* 10 11 7 18 3.5/22 3.5/22 1 0/0 3 0/0 3-3x 2010 13 29 19 48 5/28 11/42 1 1/0 5 1/44 8-Mem Totals 27 44 26 70 10.5/58 16.5/72 3 1/0 9 1/44 8-Mem *Played at USC

CAREER HIGHS Tackles Sacks Tackles For Loss

8 vs. Memphis, 11/6/10 2 vs. Memphis, 11/6/10 3 vs. Memphis, 11/6/10

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as the No. 3 prospect in Virginia and No. 8 overall wide receiver by Rivals.com...Rated as the No. 11 wide receiver by Scout.com...Participated in the Under Armour All-America Game...Tallied 46 receptions for 714 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior in 2009...As a junior in 2008, caught 34 passes for 545 yards and 13 TDs...Won long jump at junior portion of 2010 USA Outdoor Championships with leap of 25-10 3/4 and qualified for IAAF World Junior Championships...Track & Field News rates him nation’s No. 3 long jumper (253¾), No. 7 high jumper (7-2) and No. 14 triple jumper (49-5)...Won Virginia Class AAA state championship in the high jump and long jump as a junior...Place second in state triple jump, ninth in 300M hurdles and ran a leg on Ocean Lakes’ third-place 4x100 M relay team...Also competed on the basketball team at Ocean Lakes... Coach at Ocean Lakes: Chris Scott.


THE VOLS Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2008 (USC) UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS at Virginia 2 0 2 1/5 1/5 1 0 0 0 Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Oregon State - - - - - - - - Oregon 1 0 1 1/3 1/3 0 0 0 0 Arizona State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Wash. St. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Arizona - - - - - - - - Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 California - - - - - - - - at Stanford 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Notre Dame 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 at UCLA - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Penn State (bowl) 2008 Totals 4 0 4 2/8 2/8 1 0/0 1 0/0 SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2009 (USC) UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS San Jose State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Ohio State 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Washington 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Washington St. 3 0 3 1/5 1/5 0 0 0 0 at California 1 1 2 0.5/3 0.5/3 0 0 0 0 at Notre Dame 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oregon State 1 0 1 1/8 1/8 0 0 1 0 at Oregon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Arizona State 2 0 2 1/6 1/6 1 0 1 0 Stanford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 UCLA Arizona 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Boston Col. (bowl) 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2009 Totals 11 7 18 3.5/22 3.5/22 1 0/0 3 0/0 SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2010 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS UT Martin 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oregon 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 1/3 0 0 0 0 UAB at LSU 1 2 3 0 0 1 1/0 0 0 at Georgia 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Alabama 1 5 6 0 0.5/0 0 0 1 0 at South Carolina 5 1 6 1/2 2/5 0 0 0 0 at Memphis 7 1 8 2/13 3/15 0 0 1 1/44 Mississippi 3 0 3 1/7 1/7 0 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt 3 1 4 1/6 2.5/11 0 0 0 0 Kentucky 3 3 6 0 1/1 0 0 1 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2010 Totals 29 19 48 5/28 11/42 1 1/0 5 1/44

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ja’wuan james

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arthur jeffery

freshman (RS) | Sq. defensive lineman

sophomore | 1L offensive lineman

sophomore (RS) | Sq. defensive lineman

6-2 | 231 | Demopolis, Ala. | Arts & Sciences

6-6 | 324 | Suwanee, Ga. | Sport Management

6-3 | 305 | Sarasota, Fla. | Sociology

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 2010 – Redshirted.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 13/13 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 13/13 Earned Coaches’ All-SEC Freshman Team honors...One of 10 Vols to start in every game and one of just four to see action in every single quarter in 2010 while holding down the right tackle position…Also one of seven true freshmen to play in every game this season…Part of the only offensive line to start three freshmen in a game in FBS this season, which took place against both Memphis and Kentucky…One of a school-record seven true freshmen to start at Memphis…Helped Tauren Poole tie the SEC lead with six 100-yard rushing performances.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 4/0 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 4/0 Saw action in four games for Tennessee…Saw limited action in first career game against UT Martin…Also played against Alabama…Registered first two career tackles vs. Kentucky to help the Vols to their 26th consecutive win over the Wildcats...Registered a tackle vs. North Carolina in the Music City Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL • Demopolis Rated as the No. 131 defensive end prospect by Scout.com...Named honorable mention all-state as a senior in 2009...Honored as a West Alabama 5A All-Star as a senior...Also All-County...Named Defensive Lineman MVP at U.S. Army All-America Junior Combine in 2008...Combined for 26 quarterback sacks and 22 quarterback hurries over his last two seasons...As a senior, 26 of his 38 total tackles went for lost yardage...11 of those were sacks and he also forced three fumbles...Amassed 54 tackles, 17 sacks and eight tackles-for-loss as a junior in 2008...Helped Demopolis to 12-3 record in 2009 and Alabama Class 5A state championship...Coach at Demopolis: Tom Causey.

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HIGH SCHOOL • North Gwinnett Enrolled at UT in January and participated in spring drills in 2010...Class AAAAA All-State by Georgia Sportswriters...Rivals.com All-America team...Rated as No. 6 prospect in Georgia and No. 8 offensive tackle in nation by Rivals.com... Prep-Star Top 150 Dream Team...Selected to play in Under Armour All-America Game...Named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top-50 list as No. 18 overall player in Georgia...Helped lead North Gwinnett to 13-1 mark as senior...Team earned Region 7-5A championship and advanced to state quarterfinals...Junior season also led to berth in state quarterfinals behind 10-3 finish... Sophomore campaign of 2007 saw North Gwinnett advance to state championship game with 13-2 record...Coach at North Gwinnett: Bob Sphire.

2009 – Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL • Booker Second-team Class 3A All-State by Florida Sports Writers Association as junior...Reebok Florida Phenom by Florida Football Magazine prior to 2008 season...Named to Florida Postseason Top 100 by Miami Herald...Did not play his senior season due to ACL/MCL injury...Registered 74 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, four forced fumbles and five blocked kicks in his final season of high school action as junior...Booker High captured district championship that season...Coach at Booker: Fred Gilmore.


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austin johnson

senior | 3L linebacker

5-11 | 215 | Cordova | Marketing & Logistics

6-2 | 235 | Hickory, N.C. | Communications

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 2010 • Sophomore – Squad member.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 31/0 2010 • Junior • Games/Starts: 13/0 Switched to linebacker after spending first two seasons as a fullback…One of four Vols to see action in every single quarter in 2010…Fourth among UT linebackers with 44 tackles and 11th on the team…Tied for second on the Vols with nine special teams tackles…Also tied for fourth on the squad with a pair of takeaways (1 INT, 1 FR)…Compiled 3.5 tackles for loss…Finished in the top three for UT in tackles five times, including a career-best nine vs. UAB, second-most on the Vols…Posted six tackles vs. Georgia and Alabama and five stops vs. UT Martin and Mississippi…Also had first career interception vs. UT Martin and teamed with Greg King to record UT’s lone safety of the season against the Skyhawks… Ripped football out of the hands of Florida’s Jeff Demps to give UT the ball back at midfield in the fourth quarter as the Vols trailed by 14… Lone forced fumble and fumble recovery led to a touchdown...Contributed a pair of tackles vs. Memphis, Vanderbilt and North Carolina...Earned UT’s Andy Spiva Award as the team’s defensive surprise player of 2010 spring practice period.

2009 – Redshirted. 2008 • Freshman – Squad member...Appeared in Tennessee’s 37-21 junior varsity win over Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy. HIGH SCHOOL • St. George’s Named Tennessee’s 2007 Mr. Football (back) for Div. II-Class A...Two-time All-State by Tennessee Sports Writers Association, and named 2007 All-State by Tennessee Football Coaches Association...Twice named Best of Preps by Commercial Appeal...Paced St. George’s to perfect 12-0 season in 2007 and Div. II-A state championship win over SBEC...Rushed that season for 25 touchdowns and more than 1,000 yards...Tops in Memphis metro area as junior in 2006 with 26 touchdowns while rushing for more than 1,000 yards...Led St. George’s to 9-2 record and berth in Div. II-A state title game...Shooting guard in basketball, helping team to state runner-up finish as junior...Also played centerfield and catcher in baseball...Coach at St. George’s: Ken Netherland.

2009 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 12/0 Helped lead the way for Montario Hardesty to rush for more than 1,300 yards...Also caught six passes for 68 yards...Included was 38-yard touchdown reception on game’s second play versus South Carolina...Added one rush for two yards, and one tackle on special teams.

HIGH SCHOOL • Hickory Enrolled at UT in January 2008 and participated in spring drills...All-State in 2006 and 2007...Threetime All-Conference linebacker, including final two seasons as conference Defensive Player of the Year...Team MVP junior year...2007 Shrine Bowl participant and captain of North Carolina squad against South Carolina all-stars...2007 Carolina Panthers Community Captain for success on the field, in the classroom and throughout the community... Started three years at linebacker and two at fullback...Finished with 580 career tackles...Had 160 tackles as sophomore, 211 as junior and 210 senior year...As senior, rushed 108 times for 692 yards and 18 touchdowns and had 35 receptions for 470 yards...Also excelled in baseball...National Honor Society and Beta Club member...Coach at Hickory: John Worley. CAREER STATS  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2009 12 1 0 1 0/0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 1-SC 2010 13 22 22 44 0/0 3.5/12 1 1/0 1 1/0 9-UAB Totals 25 23 22 45 0/0 3.5/12 1 1/0 1 1/0 9-UAB

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2008 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 6/0 Made collegiate debut against UAB...Appeared in five of last six games...Contributed on special teams and fullback responsibilities...Named to VolScholar Honor Roll.

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CAREER HIGHS Tackles Tackles For Loss

9 vs. UAB (9/25/10) 1.5 vs. UT Martin (9/4/10)

Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2010 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS UT Martin 3 2 5 0 1.5/6 0 0 1 1/0 Oregon 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 UAB 3 6 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 at LSU 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Georgia 2 4 6 0 1/1 0 0 0 0 Alabama 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 at South Carolina 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Memphis 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mississippi 4 1 5 0 1/5 0 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2010 Totals 21 23 44 0 3.5/12 0 0 1 1/0

junior | 1L linebacker 6-2 | 235 | Memphis | Sociology CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 13/2 2010 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 4/0 Saw action in four games before season-ending knee surgery following the Georgia game… Compiled a season-best four tackles against Oregon…Teamed with Austin Johnson to record UT’s lone safety in 2010 vs. UT Martin on the way to a three-tackle performance…Lone tackle at 75


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2009 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 9/2 Saw action in nine games, making two starts, at demanding middle linebacker spot before missing final two contests because of injury...Finished season with 24 tackles...Grabbed interception against South Carolina that gave Vols possession near midfield...Tennessee scored on ensuing drive...Game highs of six tackles against both Ohio and Vanderbilt...Had 1½ tackles for loss. HIGH SCHOOL • Melrose Class 4A Tennessee Sports Writers All-State Team...Named No. 9 overall prospect in Tennessee by Knoxville News-Sentinel prior to 2008 season...Posted 130 tackles with four sacks and four forced fumbles as senior...Notched 70 tackles, 10 sacks and four forced fumbles as junior...Coach at Melrose: Hubbard Alexander. CAREER STATS  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2009 9 14 10 24 0/0 1.5/1 0 0 3 1/8 6-2x 2010 4 1 7 8 0/0 0.5/1 0 0 0 0/0 4-Ore Totals 13 15 17 32 0/0 2/2 0 0 3 1/8 6-2x

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Tackles 6 twice, last vs. Vanderbilt, 11/21/09 Tackles For Loss 1 at Florida, 9/19/09

Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2009 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS Western Ky. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Florida 1 0 1 0 1/1 0 0 0 0 Ohio 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 Auburn 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Alabama 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1/8 South Carolina 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 Memphis 2 2 4 0 0.5/0 0 0 0 0 at Mississippi 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vanderbilt 5 1 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 2009 Totals 14 10 24 0 1.5/1 0 0 3 1/8

junior (RS) | 2L linebacker 6-0 | 220 | Baton Rouge, La. | Sport Management CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 25/17 2010 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 12/12 Started in all 12 games he played in, missing only the UAB game with an ankle injury…Among the Vols, ranked second in tackles with 75, fourth in sacks with 2.5 and sixth in tackles for loss with 4.5 (all are career highs)…Added three quarterback hurries…14th in SEC contests with an average of 7.5 tackles per and tied for 19th overall in the league with 6.2 takedowns per game…Led UT three times in tackles, including a season-best 10-tackle performance vs. Vanderbilt…Also added 10 tackles at LSU…Teamed with Gerald Williams for first career sack on LSU’s final drive, also adding a TFL…Tallied a career-high two TFLs at South Carolina, including a sack towards the end of the third quarter to force a three-and-out… Other TFL came on third-and-13 to force a field goal attempt…Posted first career pass breakup vs. Kentucky while adding eight tackles…In a

SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2010 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS UT Martin 1 2 3 0 0.5/1 0 0 0 0 Oregon 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UAB - - - - - - - - at LSU - - - - - - - - at Georgia 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 (Season-ending knee surgery) 2010 Totals 1 7 8 0 0.5/1 0 0 0 0

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five-tackle outing vs. Alabama, Lathers notched UT’s only sack to force a third-and-long and was credited with a QB hurry on third down to hold the Tide to a field goal…Notched seven tackles vs. Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, leading UT against the Bulldogs…Registered six stops against both Oregon and Mississippi. 2009 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 13/5 Claimed starting role at middle linebacker for season’s final five games and turned in Freshman All-SEC performance (Coaches and Sporting News)...Replaced injured Savion Frazier after Frazier had taken over for injured Nick Reveiz...Made most of his opportunity by compiling 43 of his season’s 52 tackles in those five starts...Finished fifth on team in tackles with 52...Turned in standout late-season performances against Vanderbilt and in Chick-fil-A Bowl against Virginia Tech, registering 12 tackles in each contest...Also contributed 1½ tackles for loss against Hokies...Added seven-tackle performance at Mississippi and sixtackle effort at Kentucky. 2008 – Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL • Scotlandville Named All-State, All-Metro and All-District 5-5A as senior in 2007...Most Valuable Interior Player in U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl Game following senior season...Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen...PrepStar All-Region...Tallied 114 tackles with 18 tackles-for-loss and five sacks during senior year...Also had two interceptions...As junior at Istrouma High School, had 96 tackles and 14 sacks...Played two years at Istrouma in Baton Rouge before finishing at Scotlandville...Coach at Scotlandville: Richard Oliver.

CAREER STATS  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS 2009 13 28 24 52 0/0 2.5/9 0 0 0 0/0 2010 12 44 31 75 2.5/16 4.5/17 0 0 1 0/0 Totals 25 72 55 127 2.5/16 7/26 0 0 1 0/0

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Tackles 12 (2x, last vs. Virginia Tech, 12/31/09) Tackles For Loss 2 at South Carolina, 10/30/10 Sacks 1 (2x, last at South Carolina, 10/30/10

Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS 2009 Western Ky. 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 UCLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ohio 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Auburn Georgia 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Alabama 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 South Carolina 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Memphis 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Mississippi 2 5 7 0 1/5 0 0 0 0 Vanderbilt 9 3 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Kentucky 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 Va. Tech (bowl) 8 4 12 0 1.5/4 0 0 0 0 2009 Totals 28 24 52 0 2.5/9 0 0 0 0 SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2010 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS UT Martin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oregon 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 7 0 0.5/0 0 0 0 0 Florida UAB - - - - - - - - at LSU 4 6 10 0.5/2 1/2 0 0 0 0 at Georgia 4 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 5 1/7 1/7 0 0 0 0 Alabama at South Carolina 6 1 7 1/7 2/8 0 0 0 0 at Memphis 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mississippi 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt 8 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 Kentucky N. Carolina (bowl) 3 4 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 2010 Totals 44 31 75 2.5/16 4.5/17 0 0 1 0


PLAYER PROFILES Myles mckee

Freshman (RS) | Sq. quarterback CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Freshman who joined the squad in fall 2010 and redshirted...Played football at Fork Union [Va.] Military Academy.

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HIGH SCHOOL • Byrnes Enrolled at UT in January and participated in spring drills...Ranked as No. 3 weakside defensive end in nation and No. 2 overall prospect in South Carolina by Rivals.com...Ranked as No. 10 overall defensive end by Scout.com...Member of PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team...Selected to play in U.S. Army All-American Bowl...Named Class 4A All-State first-team and participated in Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas as senior...Named USA Today Pre-Season All-America as senior...Received All-Area, All-Region and second-team All-State honors as junior...During senior season, totaled 146 tackles and 18 sacks...Added 119 tackles, 19 tackles-for-loss, 34 quarterback hurries and eight sacks as junior...Registered 109 tackles and four sacks as sophomore...Finished four-year career with 388 total tackles and 38 sacks...Helped lead Byrnes to state championships during his sophomore and junior seasons with combined overall record of 29-1...Team advanced to state runnerup finish his senior season and 13-2 record...Also played basketball during freshman and sophomore seasons...Coach at Byrnes: Chris Miller. CAREER STATS  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2010 13 6 7 13 1/6 2/8 0 0 0 0/0 3-Miss

CAREER HIGHS Tackles

sophomore | 1L defensive lineman 6-3 | 255 | Wellford, S.C. | Sport Management CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 13/2 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 13/2 Played in all 13 games, including two starts… One of seven UT true freshmen to play in every game this season…Finished freshman season with 13 tackles, two of those for loss, and a sack…Started first career game at defensive tackle vs. Oregon and posted a pair of tackles… Notched a career-high three tackles and his first

3 vs. Mississippi, 11/13/10

Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2010 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS UT Martin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oregon 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida UAB 1 0 1 0 1/2 0 0 0 0 at LSU 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Georgia 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Alabama 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 at South Carolina 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Memphis 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mississippi 2 1 3 1/6 1/6 0 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2010 Totals 6 7 13 1/6 2/8 0 0 0 0

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nigel mitchell-thornton

sophomore | Sq. wide receiver

junior | 2L linebacker

6-5 | 210 | Mascoutah, Ill. | Journalism Electronic Media

6-1 | 235 | Stone Mountain, Ga. | Entrepreneurship Management

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 4/0 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 4/0 Saw action in four games, including his first career appearance at LSU.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 18/0 2010 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 10/0 Played in a career-high 10 games for Tennessee and saw extensive action on special teams…All five tackles came on special teams, tied for seventh on the team…First action of 2010 came against UAB and he delivered with his first tackle of the season…Had tackles in four of the last six games.

HIGH SCHOOL • Mascoutah Practiced with Vols during mid-December lead in to Chick-fil-A Bowl, then enrolled at UT in January and participated in spring drills...No. 6 prospect in Illinois by Rivals, and No. 20 wide receiver in nation by Scout.com...PrepStar Magazine All-Region...Shared Small-School Football Player of the Year honors from Belleville (Ill.) News-Democrat...Rushed for 1,309 yards and 20 TDs as senior, while catching 14 passes for 232 yards...In addition to receiving duties, also took direct snaps in “wildcat” position...On first play at that position, rushed 76 yards for TD against Waterloo...Finished Waterloo game with 267 rushing yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries, scoring on runs of 76, 67 and 36...Also rushed for 240 yards and three touchdowns against Triad and 226 yards and three TDs against Civic Memorial...In playoff loss to Rochester, rolled up 182 yards rushing with three TDs, including 67-yard run and 97-yard kickoff return...Caught 40 passes as junior for 797 yards and nine touchdowns... Coach at Mascoutah: Scott Battas.

2009 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 8/0 Finished freshman season with nine tackles, including one for lost yardage...Tackle for loss came against Western Kentucky and helped force Hilltoppers punt...Game-high five tackles against Ohio. HIGH SCHOOL • Stephenson Enrolled at UT in January 2009 and participated in spring drills...Selected to Georgia 150 by Atlanta Journal Constitution...Selected to play in GACA North-South All-Star Game...Selected 2008 Region 5-2A Defensive Player of Year...Earned All-Region and All-DeKalb County honors three times • Named to All-State second team in 2007... Posted 119 total tackles, 10 TFL and two sacks as senior...Also picked off three passes and returned two for touchdowns...Notched 102 total tackles, 12 TFL and six sacks as junior while forcing four fumbles...Led team to region crown his senior season...Named to Stephenson’s Honor Roll all four years...Coach at Stephenson: Ronald Gartrell. 77

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career sack vs. Mississippi…Recorded a pair of stops vs. LSU and Alabama and compiled four one-tackle performances.

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SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2009 8 5 4 9 0/0 1/3 0 0 0 0/0 5-Ohio 2010 10 2 3 5 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0 1-4x Totals 18 7 7 14 0/0 1/3 0 0 0 0/0 5-Ohio

CAREER HIGHS Tackles

5 vs. Ohio, 9/26/09

Game-by-Game Statistics

the No. 11 prospect in Georgia...Named the No. 31 running back by Scout.com...Atlanta JournalConstitution Top 50...Georgia Sportswriters Class AAAA State Offensive Player of the Year...All-Region 5-AAAA by the coaches...Ran for 166 yards and one touchdown in 2009 state title game win over Clarke Central...Helped lead Sandy Creek to Class AAAA state championship in 2009 over Clarke Central...Coach at Sandy Creek: Chip Walker.

 Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS 2009 Western Ky. 2 0 2 0 1/3 0 0 0 0 UCLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ohio 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - - - Auburn Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Alabama - - - - - - - - South Carolina - - - - - - - - Memphis 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Kentucky - - - - - - - - Va. Tech (bowl) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2009 Totals 5 4 9 0 1/3 0 0 0 0 SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2010 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS UT Martin - - - - - - - - Oregon - - - - - - - - Florida - - - - - - - 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 UAB at LSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Alabama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at South Carolina 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Memphis 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mississippi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kentucky 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2010 Totals 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0

CAREER STATS  Rushing

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6-3 | 208 | Calhoun, Ga. | Finance

5-11 | 205 | Fayetteville, Ga. | Arts & Sciences

 Receiving

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 2010 – Redshirted.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 10/0 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 10/0 Played in 10 games as a freshman for Tennessee and was the second featured running back in six contests…Rushed 46 times for 197 yards and caught seven passes for 100 yards…Provided a balanced weapon for the UT offense, averaging 4.3 yards per carry and 14.3 yards per reception…Recorded UT’s second-highest rushing total in four games…Saw first action in season opener vs. UT Martin, setting career bests with nine rushes for 79 yards and a long of 40 yards… Hauled in first three career receptions at Georgia for 70 yards, including UT’s longest play of the game, a 58-yard wheel route that advanced the Vols to the Georgia 2-yard line and set up one of UT’s two touchdowns three plays later… Also returned first career kick 15 yards against the Bulldogs…Tied career high with nine rushing attempts in Music City Bowl vs. North Carolina, which went for 28 yards...Also hauled in a seven-yard reception...Ran six times for 36 yards, caught a pair of passes for 29 yards and returned two kickoffs for 38 yards vs. Alabama…26-yard reception in the third quarter was UT’s longest passing play vs. the Tide…Finished with 16 yards on six rushes at South Carolina.

HIGH SCHOOL • Calhoun Class AA All-State quarterback by Georgia Sportswriters...Named All-Area by both Chattanooga Times Free Press and Rome News Tribune...As a senior in 2009, completed 203-of-297 passes for 3,017 yards and 29 touchdowns against only eight interceptions...Also carried 78 times for an additional 359 yards, a 4.3-yard average...As junior at Darlington High School, threw for 700 yards and rushed for another 600...High school teammate of UT wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers at both Calhoun and Darlington high schools... Helped Calhoun to 14-1 finish in 2009 and berth in Class AA state championship game...Competed three years in basketball and two in track and field (400M)...Placed fifth individually in 2009 Class AA state golf championship...National Honor Society member and Fellowship of Christian Athletes huddle leader...Coach at Calhoun: Hal Lamb.

HIGH SCHOOL • Sandy Creek Associated Press All-State and Class AAAA Offensive Player of the Year...Ranked as the No. 9 Tailback in the nation and No. 151 overall prospect on the Rivals250 list by Rivals.com...Also rated as 78

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NET AVG AVG HIGH G ATT YDS ATT GM TD LONG YDS 10 46 197 4.3 19.7 0 40-UTM 79-UTM

NET AVG AVG HIGH G REC YDS REC GM TD LONG YDS 10 7 100 14.3 10.0 0 58-UGA 70-UGA

CAREER HIGHS

Rush Attempts 9 (2x, last vs. North Carolina, 12/30/10) Rushing Yards 79 vs. UT Martin, 9/4/10 Receptions 3 vs. Georgia, 10/9/10 Receiving Yards 70 vs. Georgia, 10/9/10

Game-by-Game Statistics  Rushing & Receiving 2010 ATT YDS TD REC YDS TD UT Martin 9 79 0 0 0 0 Oregon 2 2 0 0 0 0 Florida - - - - - UAB 4 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at LSU at Georgia 2 3 0 3 70 0 Alabama 6 36 0 2 29 0 0 1 -6 0 at South Carolina 6 16 at Memphis 4 14 0 0 0 0 4 -1 0 0 0 0 Mississippi at Vanderbilt - - - - - Kentucky - - - - - N. Carolina (bowl) 9 28 0 1 7 0 2010 Totals 46 197 0 7 100 0


PLAYER PROFILES robert nelson

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 2010 • Freshman – Had surgery in May to repair torn ACL and missed entire season.

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marques pair

2009 – Redshirted.

sophomore (RS) | Sq. linebacker

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tyler page

2009 – Redshirted.

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naz oliver

sophomore (RS) | Sq. defensive back 5-10 | 177 | Jersey City, N.J. | Communications

6-5 | 310 | Sumter, S.C. | Communications CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 2010 – Redshirted.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 2010 • Freshman – Squad member.

HIGH SCHOOL • Stone Mountain Twice named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution AllState team...Amassed 383 stops and 24 sacks for his high school career...Accumulated 151 tackles during senior campaign...Posted 176 tackles, 25 tackles for loss and 18 sacks as junior...Also member of Stone Mountain’s basketball team...Coach at Stone Mountain: Charles Reeves.

freshman (RS) | Sq. offensive lineman

freshman (RS) | Sq. defensive back 6-3 | 193 | Candler, N.C. | Arts & Sciences CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Freshman who joined the squad in fall 2010 and redshirted...Played football at Asheville High School.

HIGH SCHOOL • Sumter Named the No. 16 prospect in South Carolina and No. 49 offensive tackle by Rivals.com...Rated as the No. 80 offensive tackle by Scout.com...Selected to PrepStar Magazine’s All-Region team... Participated in South Carolina’s North-South AllStar Game...Helped Sumter to 2009 Region VI-4A championship and 10-3 record...Sumter finished as Class 4A state runner-up in 2008...Competes as a center on basketball team...Coach at Sumter: Paul Sorrells.

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michael palardy

sophomore | 1L punter/placekicker 5-11 | 172 | Coral Springs, Fla. | Communications

HIGH SCHOOL • St. Thomas Aquinas Rated as the No. 2 overall, No. 3 most versatile and No. 5 most accurate kicker by Rivals.com... Ranked as the No. 1 overall kicker by Scout.com... EA Sports All-America first team...Participated in the 2010 U.S. Army All-American Game...Honored as FSWA first-team all-state as a senior in 2009 and FSWA third-team all-state as a junior in 2008...Earned 2009 All-State honors by SunStateFootball.com...Named All-County as a senior and junior...Left-footer averaged better than 47.0 yards per punt as senior and all but five of his 43 kickoffs went for touchbacks...Added seven field goals in 2009...As a junior, was 76-of-78 on extra points and 98-percent of kickoffs were touchbacks...Helped lead St. Thomas Aquinas to 5A state championship in 2008...Coach at St. Thomas Aquinas: George Smith. 79

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HIGH SCHOOL • St. Peter’s Prep School Named No. 9 overall recruit in Northeast by SuperPrep Magazine...First team All-County and third team All-State as senior...Hudson County Player of the Year by The Star Ledger as junior after rushing for 1,407 yards and 23 touchdowns that season...Also standout in track and field... Coach at St. Peter’s: Rich Hansen.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 11/6 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 11/6 Started in six games and played in 11 overall, while serving in multiple capacities for the Tennessee special teams unit… Primary placekicker for kickoffs for UT for most of the season and started five games, in addition to two starts at punter…Also served as UT’s field goal kicker while Daniel Lincoln was unable to play with a leg injury (LSU-Memphis)…Tied for third in UT annals for season field goal percentage (.714) with a minimum five made (5-of-7)…Started at both positions at LSU and punted for the first time, a season-long 51-yarder…Also missed first career field goal, a 45-yard attempt, but scored his first points as a Vol with two PATs…Converted first field goal at UT vs. Alabama, a 33-yarder that cut the Vols’ deficit to three heading into halftime, and added a PAT…Connected on career highs of three field goals and five PATs at Memphis…Three field goals were a season best for the Vols…Nailed a career-long 39-yard FG to give the Vols a 3-0 lead at South Carolina…Filled in on punting duties vs. Kentucky for the injured Chad Cunningham and executed UT’s second fake punt of 2010, rushing 16 yards for a first down… Although UT didn’t score on that drive, the Vols forced a three-and-out on UK’s next series after the defense had more time to recover…Also punted a season-high three times for an average of 39.2 yards per punt…First action came vs. Oregon with his first career kickoff.

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chase phillips

 Kicking

YEAR G FG FGA PCT PAT PTS 0-29 30-39 40-49 50+ LONG 39-USC 0-1 2010 11 5 7 71.4 13-14 28 1-1 4-4 0-1

 Punting

YEAR G NO YDS AVG TB FC I20 50+ BK LONG 2010 11 4 157 39.2 0 1 0 1 0 51-LSU

CAREER HIGHS

Field Goals Made 3 vs. Memphis, 11/6/10 Field Goals Attempted 3 vs. Memphis, 11/6/10 Longest Conversion 39 vs. South Carolina, 10/30/10 Longest Attempt 52 vs. Alabama, 10/23/10 Punts 3 vs. Kentucky (11/27/10) Punting Average 51.0 vs. LSU (10/2/10) Long 51 vs. LSU (10/2/10)

Game-by-Game Statistics  Kicking 2010 UT Martin Oregon Florida UAB at LSU at Georgia Alabama at South Carolina at Memphis Mississippi at Vanderbilt Kentucky N. Carolina (bowl) Totals

FG-FGA SEQUENCE -- --- --- --- -0-1 45 -- -1-2 (33), 52 1-1 (39) 3-3 (24), (32), (33) -- --- --- --- -5-7 Long-39 USC

 Punting 2010 NO YDS AVG TB FC I20 50+ LONG UT Martin - - - - - - - Oregon - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Florida UAB - - - - - - - 1 51 51.0 0 0 0 1 51 at LSU at Georgia - - - - - - - Alabama - - - - - - - - - - - - - - at South Carolina at Memphis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Mississippi at Vanderbilt - - - - - - - Kentucky 3 106 35.3 0 1 0 0 46 - - - - - - - N. Carolina (bowl) 2010 Totals 4 157 39.2 0 1 0 1 51

sophomore (RS) | Sq. offensive lineman 6-3 | 286 | Knoxville | Psychology CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 2010 • Freshman – Squad member. 2009 – Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL • South Doyle Started all four years at South Doyle…First two were at offensive guard before moving to offensive tackle positions as junior and senior… Helped Cherokees to key senior season wins over rivals Knoxville Central and Seymour…Twice named preseason All-State and Academic AllState…Also played basketball as freshman and senior...Coach at South Doyle: Erik Hutchins.

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tauren poole

senior | 3L tailback 5-10 | 210 | Toccoa, Ga. | Sport Management 80

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CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 38/13 2010 • Junior • Games/Starts: 13/13 Earned AP All-SEC honorable mention accolades...Started all 13 games at tailback…In first full season as the main rusher for the Vols, Poole rushed for 1,034 yards and 11 touchdowns on 204 carries and caught 22 passes for 171 yards and one TD…Recorded six 100-yard games, tied for the SEC lead…Rushed for the 16th 1,000-yard season all-time at UT…15th UT running back to log a 1,000-yard rushing season...1,034 yards ranks as the 14th-most in an individual season in UT history...Ranked eighth in the SEC with 79.5 rushing yards per game…Led team with 12 total touchdowns and 72 points...16 plays of 20-plus yards ranked second on the team… Second UT running back in the last decade to notch six 100-yard rushing games in the same season…In just his second career start, rushed for a career-high 162 yards vs. Oregon, including a 140-yard first-half effort that ranks as the seventh most by a UT running back in an opening half all-time…111 of those yards came in the first quarter alone…Totaled four rushes over 15 yards and a long of 39…Became the first individual to rush for over 100 yards against Alabama in 41 games with 117 rushing yards against the Tide, including a career-long 59-yard TD run to help put UT ahead 7-0…In first career start, rushed for 110 yards and two TDs on 17 carries in three quarters vs. UT Martin…First career TD came on a 24-yard breakaway to give the Vols a 20-0 lead vs. the Skyhawks...Posted 101 yards rushing,

a career-high 50 receiving yards and two total TDs at Memphis…Used a personal-best reception of 41 yards to set up first career TD catch vs. the Tigers…Tallied 107 yards on just 12 carries (8.9 ypc) and reached the end zone multiple times for the third game…TD runs went for 36 and 35 yards…Carried the ball a career-high 24 times at LSU for 109 yards and added a one-yard rushing TD...Caught a career-high four passes for 16 yards while rushing 11 times for 40 yards in Music City Bowl vs. North Carolina…Totaled at least three receptions four times in 2010 (UO, UF, USC, UNC)…Registered 99 rushing yards at Vanderbilt…Notched 59 yards on the ground vs. Kentucky and found the end zone for UT’s go-ahead TD to give the Vols the lead for good, 21-14…Marked fourth consecutive game with a TD…Plunged into the end zone on third-andgoal from two yards out at Georgia for UT’s lone second-half score…Left early with a thigh injury vs. UAB. 2009 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 13/0 Though time on offense was limited, found ways to contribute via special teams...Still managed to total 86 rushing yards on 12 carries...Had 62 of those yards on five attempts in opener...Season-long carry of 34 yards came against Western Kentucky...Closed strongly as well, carrying three times for nifty 15 yards in Chick-fil-A Bowl against Virginia Tech.


PLAYER PROFILES

CAREER STATS  Rushing YEAR 2008 2009 2010 Totals

NET AVG AVG HIGH G ATT YDS ATT GM TD LONG YDS 12 22 86 3.9 7.2 0 19-UAB 44-Wyo 13 10 85 8.5 6.5 0 34-WKy 62-WKy 13 204 1,034 5.1 79.5 11 59-Ala 162-Ore 38 236 1,205 5.1 31.7 11 59-Ala 162-Ore

 Receiving YEAR 2008 2009 2010 Totals

NET AVG AVG HIGH G REC YDS REC GM TD LONG YDS 12 1 -1 -- -- 0 -- -13 1 9 9.0 0.7 0 9-Van 9-Van 13 22 171 7.8 13.2 1 41-Mem 50-Mem 38 24 179 7.5 4.7 1 41-Mem 50-Mem

CAREER HIGHS

Rushing Attempts 24 vs. LSU, 10/2/10 Rushing Yards 162 vs. Oregon, 9/11/10 2 (2x, last vs. Mississippi, 11/13/10) Rushing TDs Receptions 4 vs. North Carolina (bowl), 12/30/10 Receiving Yards 50 vs. Memphis, 11/6/10 Total TDs 2 (3x, last vs. Mississippi, 11/13/10) All-Purpose Yards 179 vs. Oregon, 9/11/10

2008 ATT YDS TD at UCLA 0 0 0 9 43 0 UAB Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Auburn Northern Illinois 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Georgia Mississippi State 2 -1 0 0 0 0 Alabama at South Carolina 0 0 0 11 44 0 Wyoming 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt 0 0 0 Kentucky 86 0 2008 Totals 22

REC YDS TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -1 0

ATT YDS TD 2009 Western Ky. 5 62 0 0 0 0 UCLA 0 0 0 at Florida 0 0 0 Ohio 0 0 0 Auburn 2 8 0 Georgia 0 0 0 at Alabama South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 Memphis at Mississippi 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vanderbilt 0 0 0 at Kentucky 15 0 Va. Tech (bowl) 3 85 0 2009 Totals 10

REC YDS TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0

ATT YDS TD 2010 UT Martin 17 110 2 23 162 1 Oregon 10 23 0 Florida UAB 6 23 0 24 109 1 at LSU 15 51 1 at Georgia Alabama 14 117 1 0 at South Carolina 16 33 101 1 at Memphis 16 12 107 2 Mississippi 23 99 1 at Vanderbilt Kentucky 17 59 1 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 11 40 204 1,034 11 2010 Totals

REC YDS TD 0 0 0 3 17 0 3 38 0 0 0 0 1 -2 0 2 14 0 1 8 0 3 21 0 2 50 1 1 -2 0 1 11 0 1 0 0 4 16 0 22 171 1

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CAREER HIGHS Tackles Tackles for loss

6 at Georgia, 10/9/10 1 at Georgia, 10/9/10

Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense

sophomore | 1L linebacker 6-0 | 225 | Hoover, Ala. | Engineering CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 11/0 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 11/0 Earned Coaches’ All-SEC Freshman Team honors...Played in 11 games and totaled 14 tackles in first season as a Vol…Posted a career-best six tackles at Georgia, including his lone tackle for loss of the season…Recorded first two career tackles vs. UT Martin in the Vols’ season opener…Also registered a pair of tackles in win over Mississippi…Tallied a pair of one-tackle performances vs. Oregon and Memphis. HIGH SCHOOL • Hoover Alabama Sportswriters Class 6A All-State...Rated as the No. 25 overall inside linebacker and No. 35 prospect in Alabama by Rivals.com...Ranked as the No. 39 overall inside linebacker by Scout. com...Participated in the 2009 Alabama/Mississippi All-Star Classic...Totaled over 160 tackles and six sacks as a senior in 2009...Tallied 174 tackles, 19 tackles-for-loss, six sacks and one interception as a junior in 2008...Finished career with 490 tackles, 31 tackles-for-loss, over 15 sacks, and 17 quarterback pressures...Helped lead Hoover to the 6A Alabama State Championship in 2009...Coach at Hoover: Josh Niblett.

SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS 2010 2 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 UT Martin Oregon 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UAB at LSU 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Georgia 1 5 6 0 1/1 0 0 0 0 Alabama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at South Carolina - - - - - - - - at Memphis 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mississippi 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt - - - - - - - - Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1/1 0 0 0 0 2010 Totals 5 9

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doak raulston

sophomore (RS) | Sq. quarterback 6-1 | 200 | Fort Worth,Texas | Communications CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Sophomore who joined the squad in fall 2010 and redshirted as a transfer from Louisiana Tech...Played football at All Saints Episcopal High School.

CAREER STATS  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2010 11 5 9 14 0/0 1/1 0 0/0 0 0/0 6-UGA

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HIGH SCHOOL • Stephens County Enrolled at UT in January 2008 and participated in spring drills...Twice named player of the year by various media outlets, including Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail in 2007...Set school career rushing (5,519) and touchdown (79) records during four-year career...Rushed for 5,413 of those record-setting yards during final three varsity seasons...Finished with 2,138 rushing yards during senior campaign, 1,925 yards as junior and 1,350 rushing yards sophomore season...Helped Stephens County to three consecutive region titles...His high school coach, Travis Noland, previously was former Vols quarterback Jonathan Crompton’s high school coach in Waynesville, N.C....Member of Academic All-State team...Coach at Stephens County: Travis Noland.

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OUTLOOK STAFF THE VOLS

2008 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 12/0 Saw majority of action on special teams and as backup tailback...Recorded four special teams tackles...Rushed nine times for 43 yards against UAB...Had career-highs in attempts (11) and yards (44) against Wyoming...Also caught his first collegiate pass in that game against the Cowboys.


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189-pound sophomore...Coach at Farragut: Eddie Courtney. MISCELLANEOUS His father, Fuad, is a Vols legend who played 11 seasons in the NFL...Brother, Nick, was UT’s leading tackler in 2010 (108) and played four years for the Vols.

first team...Graded at 98 percent with 48 pancake blocks for 2008...Helped team to Region 4 title and championship state quarterfinals berth his senior season...Qualified for state tournament as heavyweight wrestler in junior season...Named Preseason Academic All-State in 2008...Coach at Rhea County: Jason Fitzgerald.

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chip rhome

 Defense

senior (RS) | 1L linebacker 5-10 | 215 | Farragut | Communications CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 17/0 2010 • Junior • Games/Starts: 5/0 Saw action in five games for Tennessee…Posted both of his tackles in the Vols’ season opener vs. UT Martin, one on special teams...Also saw playing time against UAB, Memphis, Mississippi and Vanderbilt. 2009 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 12/0 Steady performer who appeared in all but one game...Began as special teams performer but moved into reserve linebacking role by late season...Compiled seven tackles on season with five coming on special teams...Hard hit against Memphis player on kickoff return forced fumble that Vols recovered...Result was touchdown six plays later. 2008 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 0/0 Appeared as reserve in Tennessee’s junior varsity win over Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy. 2007 – Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL • Farragut Earned 2006 All-State honors from Tennessee Sports Writers Association after registering more than 150 tackles from linebacker position... Played in Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game in Lexington, Ky....Compiled 120 tackles as junior... Helped Farragut to state quarterfinals both of those seasons...Served as football and wrestling captain...Finished fourth in state in 215-pound wrestling weight class...Also region champion as 82

SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 4-Mem 2009 12 4 3 7 0/0 0/0 1 0/0 0 0/0 2010 5 1 1 2 0/0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 2-UTM Totals 17 5 4 9 0/0 0/0 1 0/0 0 0/0 4-Mem

JUNIOR | 1L tight end

CAREER HIGHS Tackles

63

6-3 | 254 | Valencia, Calif. | Communications

4 vs. Memphis, 11/7/09

kevin revis senior (RS) | Sq. punter/placekicker 6-2 | 197 | Christiana | Wildlife & Fisheries CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 10/0 2010 • Junior – Squad member. 2009 • Sophomore – Squad member. 2008 – Redshirted as transfer from Austin Peay.

sophomore (RS) | Sq. offensive lineman 6-1 | 275 | Dayton | Logistics CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 1/0 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 1/0 Saw lone action of the season vs. Mississippi. 2009 – Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL • Rhea County Named to News Sentinel’s Top 20 Prospects in Tennessee following 2008 season...Finalist for Tennessee Mr. Football...Played in Toyota East-West All-Star Game...All-State first team by both Tennessee coaches and sportswriters...AllRegion 4-4A and All-Chattanooga Area...Also earned Region 4-4A Offensive Lineman of the Year...Chattanooga Times-Free Press Best of Preps

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AUSTIN PEAY 2007 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 10/0 Accepted full scholarship offer and handled kickoff duties for Governors during true freshman season. HIGH SCHOOL • Blackmon All-Region Specialist MVP...Inaugural recipient in 2006 of Harold “Cotton” Clark Spirit Award, presented by Middle Tennessee Chapter of National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame to MidState student who exemplifies highest qualities of sportsmanship...Award named for that chapter’s longtime executive secretary...Handed all kicking responsibilities for three varsity seasons... Longest field goal was 48 yards as sophomore... Played soccer three seasons...Sophomore soccer team advanced to Class AAA state semifinals... Coach at Blackmon: Bobby Wells.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 13/13 2010 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 13/13 Hauled in 11 receptions for 112 yards…Caught a critical 26-yard pass on third-and-13 to keep UT’s fourth touchdown drive vs. Mississippi alive…Catch was a career long and helped him finish with a personal-best 35 receiving yards… Snatched a career-best three receptions for 29 yards at Memphis…First career reception was a seven-yarder in the opener against UT Martin…On the receiving end of a 16-yard pass vs. Alabama…Posted a pair of receptions good for six yards vs. UAB...Hauled in a 15-yard reception against North Carolina in the Music City Bowl. COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS 2009 • Freshman Hauled in 32 receptions for 316 yards in 11 games for the Canyons...Both figures ranked second on the team...Coach at College of the Canyons: Garett Tujague OREGON 2008 Originally signed with the Ducks but redshirted and transferred to College of the Canyons in 2009. HIGH SCHOOL • Birmingham Ranked as the No. 39 overall tight end and No. 94 overall prospect in California as a high school senior in 2007 by Rivals.com...Caught 35 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns in 2009...As a high school senior, had 21 receptions for 210


PLAYER PROFILES

CAREER STATS  Receiving YEAR 2010

NET AVG AVG HIGH G REC YDS REC GM TD LONG YDS 13 11 112 10.2 8.6 0 26-Miss 35-Miss

CAREER HIGHS Receptions Receiving Yards

3 vs. Memphis, 11/6/10 35 vs. Mississippi, 11/13/10

2010 REC YDS TD UT Martin 1 7 0 0 0 0 Oregon Florida 0 0 0 UAB 2 6 0 at LSU 0 0 0 at Georgia 1 4 0 1 16 0 Alabama at South Carolina 0 0 0 at Memphis 3 29 0 Mississippi 2 35 0 at Vanderbilt 0 0 0 Kentucky 0 0 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 1 15 0 2010 Totals 11 112 0

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da’rick rogers

tions for 16 yards vs. UAB…Picked up 17 yards on an end-around vs. Mississippi and finished with 28 yards rushing. HIGH SCHOOL • Calhoun Ranked as a five-star prospect by Scout.com as a high school senior in 2007...Atlanta Journal Constitution’s All-Classifications Player of the Year and Super 11 selection...Class AA Offensive Player of the Year by Georgia Sportswriters...Played in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game...Named as the top athlete in the Under Armour All-America Game by Rivals.com...Named to 2010 Parade AllAmerica Team...In five career playoff games, compiled 707 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns... Set a Georgia state record with 1,641 receiving yards as a senior in 2009...Also caught 84 passes for 22 touchdowns as a senior...As a junior in 2008, tallied 66 receptions for 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns...High school teammate of UT signee Nash Nance at both Calhoun and Darlington high schools...Helped Calhoun to 14-1 finish in 2009 and berth in Class AA state championship game... Coach at Calhoun High School: Hal Lamb. CAREER STATS  Receiving YEAR 2010

NET AVG AVG HIGH G REC YDS REC GM TD LONG YDS 13 11 167 15.2 12.8 2 45-UNC 59-VU

 Rushing YEAR 2010

NET AVG AVG HIGH G ATT YDS ATT GM TD LONG YDS 13 16 117 7.3 9.0 0 21-Ore 49-USC

 Kickoff Returns YEAR 2009

NET AVG AVG HIGH G RET YDS RET GM TD LONG YDS 13 12 298 24.8 22.9 0 78-UK 114-UK

CAREER HIGHS

Receptions 3 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/20/10 Receiving Yards 59 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/20/10 Rushing Attempts 5 vs. South Carolina, 10/30/10 Rushing Yards 49 vs. South Carolina, 10/30/10 Kickoff Returns 3 (2x, last vs. Kentucky, 11/27/10) Kickoff Return Yards 114 vs. Kentucky, 11/27/10

Game-by-Game Statistics  Receiving & Rushing 2010 REC YDS TD UT Martin 1 9 0 0 0 0 Oregon Florida 0 0 0 UAB 2 16 0 at LSU 0 0 0 at Georgia 1 -3 0 2 19 0 Alabama at South Carolina 0 0 0 at Memphis 1 22 1 Mississippi 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt 3 59 0 Kentucky 0 0 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 1 45 1 2010 Totals 11 167 2

ATT YDS TD 0 0 0 1 21 0 0 0 0 1 -8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 5 49 0 1 1 0 2 28 0 0 0 0 3 30 0 2 -7 0 16 117 0

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Game-by-Game Statistics  Receiving

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 13/0 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 13/0 Versatile threat ranked fourth among the Vols with 582 all-purpose yards as one of seven true freshmen to play in every game for Tennessee this season…Rushed 16 times for 117 yards…Caught 11 passes for 167 yards and two touchdowns… Returned 12 kickoffs for 298 yards (24.8 per return)…Took over as UT’s primary kick returner at Memphis…Used a career-high five rushing attempts at South Carolina to become the first UT receiver to lead the team in rushing with a personal-best 49 yards since Gerald Jones achieved it vs. Kentucky in 2007…Hauled in a career-long 45-yard TD reception vs. North Carolina in the Music City Bowl and returned three kickoffs for 65 yards…Advanced the opening kickoff vs. Kentucky 78 yards, UT’s longest kick return since 2007…Totaled 114 kickoff return yards vs. the Wildcats for the Vols’ best effort in that category this season…First career touchdown catch was a 22-yarder in the second quarter at Memphis, marking Tyler Bray’s fourth scoring throw of the half…UT’s second-leading wideout at Vanderbilt with career highs of three receptions for 59 yards, including a 27-yarder that helped the Vols advance their lead to 14-0 seven plays later…First reception as a Vol went for nine yards in the season opener vs. UT Martin…Registered first career carry vs. Oregon on UT’s first play of its second possession, a 21-yard reverse that helped set up the Vols’ second field goal…23-yard reception vs. Alabama led to a field goal right before halftime to cut the Vols’ deficit to three Logged two recep-

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yards...Caught passes in seven of eight games played...Scored three touchdowns...Helped Birmingham High School to 2007 West Valley League title with a 13-1 record, as well as a fourth-place finish in the final state rankings and a second consecutive City Championship Sectional title...Coach at Birmingham Senior High School: Osorio Arnold.

 Kickoff Returns 2010 RET YDS TD UT Martin 0 0 0 Oregon 0 0 0 Florida 0 0 0 UAB 0 0 0 at LSU 0 0 0 at Georgia 0 0 0 Alabama 0 0 0 at South Carolina 2 30 0 at Memphis 3 66 0 0 0 0 Mississippi at Vanderbilt 1 23 0 Kentucky 3 114 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 3 65 0 2010 Totals 12 298 0

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junior | 2L wide receiver 6-0 | 175 | Nashville | Logistics & Marketing CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 24/4 2010 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 12/4 Played in 12 games and lone absence was due to an injury at Vanderbilt…Started four games and totaled 14 receptions for 207 yards and one touchdown…Led the Vols twice in receiving yards…72-yard reception resulted in his first career touchdown and was UT’s secondlongest play in 2010…Finished with a careerhigh 78 receiving yards to lead UT vs. the Blazers…Matched a career-high four receptions with four in his first two career starts vs. Oregon and Florida…His 45 receiving yards against Oregon was a team-high…Totaled 53 yards vs. Florida, his second-best total of the year…Added singlecatch performances in three straight games (Georgia-South Carolina)…Also took one of his three rushing attempts a season-long nine yards at USC...Hauled in five-yard reception vs. North Carolina in the Music City Bowl. 2009 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 12/0 Saw action in 12 games with three catches for 19 yards...Season-long reception of 11 yards came in his Vols debut versus Western Kentucky...Also quality member of special teams unit. HIGH SCHOOL • David Lipscomb Rated as No. 9 overall prospect in Tennessee by Rivals.com...Named to Knoxville News-Sentinel’s Top 20 Prospects in Tennessee list following 2008 season...2008 Mr. Football Back in Class 3A classification...Played in Toyota East-West All-Star Game...Twice named All-State by Tennessee 84

Football Coaches and Tennessee Sports Writers associations...Region 5-3A Player of the Year... Earned Middle Tennessee’s National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award as senior... Caught 14 passes for 369 yards and six touchdowns while rushing 59 times for 671 yards and nine touchdowns during senior season...Selected first-team All-Region as junior while helping David Lipscomb High to Class 3A state championship...Caught 29 passes that year for 688 yards and eight touchdowns to go with 44 rushes for 465 yards and five touchdowns...Set school track and field records in six events...Coach at David Lipscomb: Glenn McAdams.

REC YDS TD ATT YDS TD at Vanderbilt - - - - - Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 1 5 0 0 0 0 2010 Totals 14 207 1 3 14 0

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CAREER STATS  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2010 11 1 4 5 0/0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 1-5x

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CAREER STATS  Receiving YEAR 2009 2010 Totals

NET G REC YDS 12 3 19 12 14 207 24 17 226

AVG AVG HIGH REC GM TD LONG YDS 6.3 1.6 0 11-WKy 11-WKy 14.8 17.2 1 72-UAB 78-UAB 13.3 9.4 1 72-UAB 78-UAB

6-2 | 215 | Valdosta, Ga. | Arts & Sciences

CAREER HIGHS Receptions Receiving Yards Rushing Yards

4 vs. Florida, 9/18/10 78 vs. UAB, 9/25/10 9 vs. South Carolina, 10/30/10

Game-by-Game Statistics  Receiving 2009 REC YDS TD Western Ky. 1 11 0 UCLA 1 6 0 at Florida - - Ohio 0 0 0 Auburn 0 0 0 Georgia 0 0 0 at Alabama 0 0 0 South Carolina 1 2 0 Memphis 0 0 0 at Mississippi 0 0 0 Vanderbilt 0 0 0 at Kentucky 0 0 0 Virginia Tech (bowl) 0 0 0 2010 Totals 3 19 0

 Receiving & Rushing 2010 REC YDS TD UT Martin 1 7 0 Oregon 3 45 0 Florida 4 53 0 UAB 2 78 1 at LSU 1 5 0 1 8 0 at Georgia Alabama 1 6 0 at South Carolina 0 0 0 at Memphis 0 0 0 Mississippi 0 0 0

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sophomore | 1L defensive back

ATT YDS TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 0 1 1 0 1 4 0

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 11/0 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 11/0 Played in the final 11 games for Tennessee, primarily serving on special teams…Four of his five tackles in 2010 came on special teams, tied for 11th most on the team…Notched his first career tackle in his first game on the field vs. Florida… Also collected single-tackle performances in four other games, including in three of UT’s final four regular season contests. HIGH SCHOOL • Valdosta Earned All-Region 1-5A first team honors as a senior in 2009...Honored as Region 1-5A second team as a junior in 2008...Awarded Golden Cat Award at Valdosta for leadership on and off the field...As a senior, totaled 56 tackles and two interceptions...As a junior, caught 19 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns...Team finished 8-4 in 2009 and advanced to playoffs...Also a standout on the basketball court for Valdosta...Helped lead basketball team to a Region 1-5A Championship and 28-2 record as a junior...Given Coach’s Award after junior season for leadership and contributions on the hardwood...Coach at Valdosta: Rick Tomberlin.

sophomore (RS) | 1L offensive lineman 6-6 | 333 | Aiken, S.C. | Arts & Sciences CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 7/5 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 7/5 Started in five games at left guard and saw action in seven as a freshman for Tennessee… Started the first three games at left guard before a foot injury vs. Florida forced him to miss the next four…Returned at South Carolina and regained his starting role vs. Mississippi…Part of an offensive line that allowed zero sacks vs. Memphis…Helped open holes for the Vols to rush for a combined 514 yards in their first two games, including a 332-yard effort in the season opener vs. the Skyhawks…Helped Tauren Poole rush for six 100-yard games, which is tied for the SEC lead. 2009 – Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL • South Aiken Rated No. 11 overall prospect in South Carolina by Rivals.com...Selected to Sweet 16 Dream Team by Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle...Selected to play in Shrine Bowl for South Carolina...Named All-Area by Augusta Chronicle and Aiken Standard...Graded out at 91 percent as senior and 72 percent as junior...Posted 31 tackles in two seasons of limited play on defense...Coach at South Aiken: Robert Wrightenberry.


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brent slusher

LOUISVILLE 2008 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 2/0 Completed 4-of-10 passes against Pittsburgh for 39 yards with an interception...Also participated briefly against Middle Tennessee. 2007 – Redshirted.

senior (RS) | 1L quarterback

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 13/8 2010 • Junior • Games/Starts: 11/8 Played in 11 games and started the first eight at quarterback…Completed 113-of-195 for 1,460 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions in 2010…Connected on 19-of-31 throws for 259 yards and a pair of TDs vs. Florida, setting careerbest marks in completions and yards…First TD throw against the Gators was a 49-yard pass to Denarius Moore, while second score was a 35-yarder to Justin Hunter on fourth-and-6 in the fourth quarter…First career TD was a 42-yard strike to Moore in a 181-yard season opening effort vs. UT Martin… Tossed a career-high three TDs vs. UAB, including the game-winner on UT’s first play of double overtime…Career-long throw of 72 yards went for his second score of the day…Also threw 34 times against the Blazers, a personal-high…Finished 10-of-13 (.769) against South Carolina, including a 12-yard TD…Completion percentage was a career best…Perfect on his first six pass attempts, which went for 119 yards…Completed 9-of-13 for 179 yards in three quarters at Georgia and eluded the Bulldogs’ pass rush on third-and-12 in the second period to throw a 38-yard TD to Hunter. EL CAMINO [Calif.] COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2009 • Sophomore Enrolled at UT in January and participated in spring drills...Appeared in 10 games for El Camino (Calif.) Community College, completing 159-of-269 (59.1 percent) passes for 2,204 yards with 17 TDs against 12 interceptions...Helped El Camino to fourth

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6-4 | 249 | Pineville, Ky. | History CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Senior who joined the squad in fall 2010...Spent freshman season in 2007 and redshirted in 2008 at Auburn...Transferred to Elizabethtown Community College and played football there in 2009...Played football at Bell County High School.

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senior (RS) | Sq. tight end

PASS AVG. QB YDS GM RATE

jacques smith

HI PASS YDS

2008* 2 10-4 1/0 40.0 39 18.0 70.76 39-Pitt 2010 11 195-113 5/8 57.9 1,460 162.2 129.25 259-Fla Totals 13 205-117 6/8 57.1 1,499 149.9 125.52 259-Fla *Played at Louisville.

CAREER HIGHS

Completions Attempts Yards Touchdowns Longest Completion

19 (2x, last vs. UAB, 9/25/10) 34 vs. UAB, 9/25/10 259 vs. Florida, 9/18/10 3 vs. UAB, 9/25/10 72 vs. UAB, 9/25/10

Game-by-Game Statistics  Passing 2010 COMP ATT INT PCT. YDS TD LONG UT Martin 14 24 0 58.3 181 1 42 Oregon 15 29 1 51.7 151 0 31 Florida 19 31 2 61.3 259 2 49 UAB 19 34 0 55.9 245 3 72 at LSU 12 23 0 52.2 121 0 37 at Georgia 9 13 1 69.2 179 1 58 Alabama 12 22 1 54.5 117 0 26 at South Carolina 10 13 0 76.9 153 1 64 at Memphis 3 5 0 60.0 54 0 34 Mississippi 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt - - - - - - Kentucky - - - - - - N. Carolina (bowl) - - - - - - 2010 Totals 113 195 5 57.9 1,460 8 72

HIGH SCHOOL • Ooltewah Enrolled at UT in January and participated in spring drills...Chattanooga Times Free Press 2009 Best of Preps City Defensive Player of the Year... Knoxville News Sentinel’s No. 1 prospect in Tennessee...Rivals.com All-America team, No. 1 prospect in Tennessee and No. 6 weakside defensive end in nation...No. 8 defensive end in nation by Scout.com...PrepStar Top 150 Dream Team...Participated in 2010 U.S. Army All-America Bowl... First-team All-State and Class AAA lineman of the year in Tennessee as senior and junior...Named to USA Today All-USA first team...Two-time All-Region and Region 2 Defensive Player of the Year... Contributed 79 tackles, 21 tackles-for-loss, 9½ sacks, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as senior...Tallied 80 tackles, 28 tackles-forloss and 13 sacks as junior...Coach at Ooltewah: Benny Monroe. CAREER STATS  Defense

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SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2010 13 15 9 24 2/7 5/18 1 0/0 0 0/0 5-LSU

6-2 | 245 | Ooltewah | Marketing

CAREER HIGHS

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 13/0 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 13/0 Earned Coaches’ All-SEC Freshman Team honors...One of seven true freshmen to play in every game for Tennessee…Ranked fourth among UT’s defensive linemen with 24 tackles…Registered a tackle for loss on five separate occasions… Five TFLs ranked fifth on the team...Recorded a

Tackles Quarterback Hurries

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6-3 | 210 | Franklin Lakes, N.J. | Political Science

HIGH SCHOOL • Don Bosco Prepatory Ranked eighth-best player in New Jersey...Selected to PrepStar Magazine’s All-Region team... Participated in U.S. Army All-American Bowl, completing 4-of-7 passes for 30 yards...First team All-State by Associated Press as junior...During three-year career, passed for more than 6,000 yards and 60 touchdowns...Threw for more than 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns as senior in leading Don Bosco to state title and perfect 12-0 record...Threw for 118 yards and TD in state championship win over St. Peter’s...Passed for 2,744 yards and 30 touchdowns during junior season. leading Don Bosco to state title game...Coach at Don Bosco Prepatory: Greg Toal.

career-high five stops at LSU…Collected two career firsts at Memphis with a sack and a forced fumble…Notched four tackles vs. UT Martin in first career action during the season opener… Tackle for loss of three yards vs. the Skyhawks on third down helped force a missed field goal in the fourth quarter as UT maintained its lone shutout of the season…Totaled a pair of threetackle performances vs. Georgia and Kentucky, including a TFL vs. the Bulldogs…Tallied a sack for the second consecutive week vs. Mississippi, finishing with two takedowns…Posted a personal-best two QB hurries vs. UAB... Shared UT’s 2010 Big Lick Award presented to players in the spring who consistently perform with the most physical toughness.

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THE VOLS Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2010 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS UT Martin 4 0 4 0 1/3 0 0 0 0 Oregon 1 0 1 0 1/4 0 0 0 0 Florida 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 UAB 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at LSU 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Georgia 2 1 3 0 1/4 0 0 0 0 Alabama 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at South Carolina 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Memphis 1 0 1 1/5 1/5 1 0 0 0 Mississippi 1 1 2 1/2 1/2 0 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kentucky 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2010 Totals 15 9 24 2/7 5/18 1 0 0 0

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james stone

HIGH SCHOOL • Maplewood Tennessee AA Lineman of the Year...Tennessee Sports Writers All-State first team...Tennessee Class 2A Mr. Football Lineman...All-Mid-State and member of the Tennessean’s Dandy Dozen... Ranked as the No. 4 prospect in Tennessee and the No. 7 offensive guard in the nation by Rivals. com...Rated as the No. 32 offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com...Competed in the 2010 Under Armour All-America Game...As a junior, amassed 52 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss, eight sacks and three fumble recoveries primarily at defensive tackle...Recipient of the prestigious William Hume Award as Metro Nashville’s Top High School Scholar-Athlete...Coach at Maplewood: Ralph Thompson.

2007 – Redshirted.

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dakota summers

HIGH SCHOOL • Astronaut Twice named All-Conference in his four varsity seasons … Played safety as sophomore, linebacker as junior … Twice qualified for state wrestling tournament … Com-peted in heavyweight class as junior and was 215-pounder as senior … Won region heavyweight title as junior … AllConference as senior … 2006 Brevard County Male Student-Athlete of the Year...Coach at Astronaut: Randy Hallock.

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deanthoine summerhill

freshman (RS) | Sq. tight end 6-3 | 232 | Camden | Arts & Sciences

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jake storey

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Freshman who joined the squad in fall 2010 and redshirted...Played football at Camden Central High School.

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rae sykes

freshman (RS) | Sq. tailback sophomore | 1L offensive lineman 6-3 | 308 | Nashville | Business CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 12/8 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 12/8 Selected to the Sporting News’ and Football Writers Association of America’s Freshman AllAmerica teams...Also honored as a Rivals.com Second Team All-America selection...Saw action in 12 games and started eight as a true freshman, including five starts at center and three at left guard…Bounced around on the offensive line before settling in and starting the final five games at center…In November, UT only allowed six sacks, including zero at Memphis…Assisted in Tauren Poole’s efforts to tie for the lead the SEC with six 100-yard rushing game…Aided UT’s season-high 537 yards of offense vs. UT Martin... Part of an offensive line that was the only one in NCAA FBS to start three true freshmen in a game this season. 86

5-9 | 199 | Tuscumbia, Ala. | Arts & Sciences senior (RS) | 2L linebacker 5-10 | 204 | Titusville, Fla. | Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 19/0 2010 • Junior • Games/Starts: 10/0 Saw action in a career-high 10 games…Posted a tackle on special teams in consecutive weeks against both Memphis and Mississippi for two on the season. 2009 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 9/0 Found home on special teams and played in final nine regular season games, making three tackles. 2008 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 0/0 Squad member. Contributed five tackles and one pass breakup in Tennessee’s 37-21 junior varsity win over Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy.

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CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Freshman who joined the squad in fall 2010 and redshirted...Played football at Deshler High School.

senior (RS) | 1L defensive lineman 6-2 | 275 | Alcoa | Psychology CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 9/0 2010 • Junior • Games/Starts: 8/0 Played in a career-best eight games…Posted first two career tackles at UAB…Also registered a quarterback hurry vs. the Blazers on third down that led to a missed field goal…First career QB hurry came vs. Florida the week before to force an incompletion on third down…Contributed a tackle vs. Georgia…Final QB hurry came at Memphis to force the Tigers into third-and-long.


PLAYER PROFILES CAREER STATS  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2009 13 1 1 2 0/0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 1-2x 2010 11 29 17 46 0/0 0.5/1 0 0/0 8 0/0 11-UK Totals 24 30 18 48 0/0 0.5/1 0 0/0 8 0/0 11-UK

COFFEYVILLE [KAN.] COMMUNITY COLLEGE Did not play in his two seasons at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College due to injury...Freshman season counted in 2007 while using redshirt in 2008.

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marsalis teague

junior | 2L defensive back 5-10 | 177 | Paris | Sport Management CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 24/13 2010 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 11/8 Played in 11 games and started eight at cornerback after playing his freshman season at wide receiver…Fourth among the UT secondary and

Tackles Passes Defended

11 vs. Kentucky, 11/27/10 3 vs. UAB, 9/25/10

Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2010 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS UT Martin 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 3 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 Oregon Florida 2 3 5 0 0.5/1 0 0 0 0 UAB 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 at LSU 3 5 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 at Georgia 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 Alabama at South Carolina - - - - - - - - at Memphis - - - - - - - - Mississippi 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 at Vanderbilt 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 2 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kentucky N. Carolina (bowl) 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2010 Totals 29 17 46 0 0.5/1 0 0 8 0

71 eighth overall with 46 tackles…Led team with eight passes broken up and was third overall in passes defended…Tied for 12th in the SEC with 0.73 passes defended per game…Compiled nine tackles by halftime vs. Kentucky and finished with a career high of 11 to tie for the team lead… Collected four tackles and a career-high three PDs vs. UAB, including a critical pass breakup to prevent a touchdown in double overtime… Deflected a key pass on third down vs. Alabama at UT’s 1-yard line, while adding a trio of stops… Credited with a key PBU vs. UT Martin on a first quarter fourth down to force a turnover on downs…Pass breakup vs. LSU forced third-andlong and led to an INT, while registering eight tackles against the Tigers…Collected six tackles vs. Oregon and five the following week vs. Florida…Lone tackle for loss assist came against the Gators...Added a pair of tackles vs. Mississippi and North Carolina (Music City Bowl). 2009 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 13/5 Freshman playmaker had six catches for 86 yards and TD in season opener versus Western

dallas thomas

Kentucky...Started first four games of collegiate career in place of injured Gerald Jones...Second scoring catch of year came against Georgia on 5-yard reception...Added two catches for 27 yards against Memphis...Finished season with 13 catches for 147 yards. HIGH SCHOOL • Henry County Rated No. 4 prospect in Tennessee by Rivals. com...Named to Mobile Press Register’s Super Southeast 120, Orlando Sentinel’s All Southern Team and Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100...Selected SuperPrep All-America... Named to Knoxville News-Sentinel’s Top 20 Prospects in Tennessee list following 2008 season... Class 4A Tennessee Mr. Football Back and Gatorade Tennessee Football Player of the Year in 2008...MVP of Toyota All-Star Classic...Named AllMidstate as junior...Rushed for 1,270 yards and 18 touchdowns while passing for 1,055 yards with 15 scores as senior...Finished his junior season with 1,616 yards passing for 17 touchdowns, and 1,530 yards rushing for 16 TDs...Coach at Henry County: Joe Gaddis.

junior (RS) | 2L offensive lineman 6-5 | 301 | Baton Rouge, La. | Criminal Justice CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 26/13 2010 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 13/13 One of three offensive linemen and 10 Vols to start all 13 games this season while holding down the left tackle position…Has played in 26 games total during his first two seasons…Assisted in Tauren Poole’s efforts to tie for the lead the SEC with six 100-yard rushing games… Part 87

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HIGH SCHOOL • Alcoa Three times named first-team All-State (200406)...Preseason All-America prior to senior season...All-Region and All-County four consecutive years and three-time All-District as a senior, junior and sophomore...As senior, tallied more than 70 tackles with 10 sacks...As junior, totaled 70 tackles and eight sacks...As sophomore, totaled 132 tackles and 10 sacks...Tallied 15 tackles and four sacks in state championship game as sophomore...Contributed to three straight state championship teams from 2004-06...Four-year starter in football...Honored as team captain as senior...Two-year letterman in basketball and one-year starter for Tornadoes...Originally signed with Tennessee in 2007 but did not qualify... Coach at Alcoa: Gary Rankin.

CAREER HIGHS

OUTLOOK STAFF THE VOLS

2009 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 8/0 Enrolled at Tennessee in January 2009 and participated in spring drills...Made his collegiate debut against Western Kentucky.


THE VOLS of an offensive line that allowed just six sacks in November, including zero at Memphis…Aided UT’s season-high 537 yards of offense vs. UT Martin... Earned Harvey Robinson Award as Tennessee’s offensive surprise player of the 2010 spring practice period.

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daryl vereen

2008 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 7/0 Earned 2008 Freshman All-SEC selection by league coaches for his work in secondary and on special teams....Finished season with three tackles, all on special teams...Had stops against Mississippi State, Alabama and Kentucky.

2009 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 13/0 Made most of his opportunity on special teams to appear in all 13 games • Worked exclusively with field-goal and extra-point units. HIGH SCHOOL • Scotlandville First team Class 4A All-State as senior...All-District as junior and senior...First team all-state as junior...The Shreveport Times No. 12-ranked prospect in Louisiana...Louisiana All Super Dozen Team as a senior...Played in U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl in Baton Rouge, La., following senior season...Did not allow any sacks during his junior and senior high school seasons...Offensive line grades were 98 percent as senior and 92 percent as junior...Coach at Scotlandville: Richard Oliver.

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jaron toney

came on punt returns...Lone tackle came vs. UCLA.

2007 – Redshirted.

senior (RS) | 3L linebacker 5-11 | 215 | Charlotte, N.C. | Psychology CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 28/1 2010 • Junior • Games/Starts: 11/1 Saw action in 11 games for Tennessee, including his first career start vs. Mississippi in a threetackle outing…Compiled a season-high 18 tackles, including a career-high four at Vanderbilt… One of three Vols to record a pair of quarterback hurries in the same game, achieving the mark against Oregon…One of QB hurries came on third-and-7 on the Ducks’ initial second-half to force a punt...Notched three tackles vs. Oregon... Also contributed a trio of tackles vs. North Carolina in the Music City Bowl, including first career tackle for loss to set the Tar Heels back five yards. 2009 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 10/0 Saw action mostly on special teams...Primary role

HIGH SCHOOL • North Mecklenberg PrepStar All-Atlantic Region...CBSsportsline.com All-Region first-team...All-Charlotte second-team by Charlotte Observer...Three-time All-Conference and twice named All-County...All-Area Offensive Player of the Year in 2006...Gridiron Great Award for 2005 and 2006 by WSOC-TV...Finished senior season with Mecklenburg County season rushing record 2,603 yards to go with 31 touchdowns...Despite missing four games to injury as junior, rushed for 1,201 yards and 16 touchdowns with 6.4-yard average...Four-year letterman and three-year starter...Team captain as junior and senior...Also starter on 2005 state basketball championship team and 2006 state runner-up...Fouryear basketball letterman and two-year starter... Averaged more than 16 points per game at small forward position...Named All-County in track and field as junior and regional finalist in 100M dash as sophomore...Top-times in track included 10.4 in 100M and 21.30 in 200M...Honor Roll in 2005 and 2006...Served as page in North Carolina House of Representatives in 2005...Coach at North Mecklenburg: Glenn Padgett.

CAREER STATS  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2008 7 0 3 3 0/0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 1-3x 2009 10 1 0 1 0/0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 1-UCLA 2010 11 10 8 18 1/5 1/5 0 0/0 0 0/0 4-VU Totals 28 11 11 22 1/5 1/5 0 0 0 0/0 4-VU

CAREER HIGHS

Tackles Quarterback Hurries

4 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/20/10 2 vs. Oregon, 9/11/10

Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS 2010 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 UT Martin Oregon 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UAB 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - - - - - - - at LSU at Georgia - - - - - - - - Alabama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Memphis 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mississippi 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Vanderbilt 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 1 2 3 1/5 1/5 0 0 0 0 2010 Totals 10 8 18 1/5 1/5 0 0 0 0

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prentiss waggner

freshman (RS) | Sq. tailback 5-10 | 180 | Alcoa | Arts & Sciences CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Freshman who joined the squad in fall 2010 and redshirted...Played football at Alcoa High School.

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junior (rs) | 2L defensive back 6-2 | 181 | Clinton, La. | Psychology CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 26/15 2010 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 13/13 Second Team AP All-SEC performer…Earned Scout.com Second Team All-America honors… One of 10 Vols to start in all 13 games for Tennessee…Broke the UT season record for intercep-


PLAYER PROFILES

2008 – Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL • Clinton Louisiana Football Coaches Association All-State wide receiver and defensive back as senior...Defensive MVP as senior in 2007...Finalist for Warrick Dunn Award presented to most outstanding player in Baton Rouge area...PrepStar All-Region... Named Class 2A All-State, Louisiana Class 2A

CAREER STATS  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE 2009 13 4 2 6 0/0 0/0 0 0/0 0 0/0 5-Miss 2010 13 38 19 57 0/0 2/8 0 3/45 9 5/73 8-LSU Totals 26 42 21 63 0/0 2/8 0 3/45 9 5/73 8-LSU

CAREER HIGHS Tackles Passes Defended INT Return Yards

8 vs. LSU, 10/2/10 2 (2x, last vs. Kentucky, 11/27/10 54 vs. UT Martin, 9/4/10

Game-by-Game Statistics  Defense SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS 2009 Western Ky. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 UCLA at Florida 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Ohio 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Auburn 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Alabama 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 South Carolina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Memphis 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Mississippi 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 Vanderbilt 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Va. Tech (bowl) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2009 Totals 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0

SKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ 2010 UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 2 1/54 UT Martin Oregon 3 4 7 0 1/3 0 1/0 1 0 Florida 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 UAB 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 1/9 at LSU 3 5 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 at Georgia 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 0 0.5/2 0 0 0 0 Alabama 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 at South Carolina at Memphis 1 0 1 0 0 0 2/45 0 0 Mississippi 4 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 1/10 at Vanderbilt 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1/0 Kentucky 4 1 5 0 0.5/3 0 0 2 1/0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 N. Carolina (bowl) 2010 Totals 38 19 57 0 2/8 0 2/45 9 5/73

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marlon walls

sophomore (rs) | 1L defensive lineman 6-2 | 281 | Olive Branch, Miss. | Sociology CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 7/0 2010 – Redshirted due to achilles injury. 2009 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 7/0 Missed most of fall camp but still saw action at defensive tackle spot in seven games, including Chick-fil-A Bowl against Virginia Tech...Bluff Cityarea product made first two tackles of collegiate career against Memphis. HIGH SCHOOL • Olive Branch Ranked No. 5 among prep school prospects by Rivals.com...Originally signed with Tennessee in February 2008, but played 2008 season at Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy...During game against Tennessee JVs at Neyland Stadium, led defensive front with five tackles including shared TFL...Region Defensive MVP as senior at Olive Branch High in 2007...Selected Shelby-Metro’s No. 2 Most Wanted Prospect by Memphis Commercial Appeal...Named Liberty Bowl Best of Preps...2007 Player of the Year by Memphis Touchdown Club...Named first-team All-State and All-Region as senior...Also earned Region 1-5A Defensive MVP Honors...Named Team Mississippi captain in Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic...As a senior in 2007 at Olive Branch High School, set a school record with 11 sacks to go along with 127 tackles, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries...As a junior in 2006 at Wooddale High School in Memphis, finished with 92 total tackles and 13 sacks on defense... On offense, totaled 15 catches with five touchdowns at tight end...Three-year starter at defen89

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2009 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 13/2 Started at free safety versus Memphis and Mississippi and appeared in every game...Contributed five of his six tackles at Ole Miss...Added one tackle against Memphis.

MVP, All-Metro and All-District as junior in 2006... Earned outstanding defensive player award for 2006 by Louisiana Sports Writers Association... All-District as sophomore in 2005...Finished with 45 tackles and nine interceptions, while adding 873 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns in 2007... Caught 31 balls for 795 yards and 13 touchdowns, with 70 tackles, 16 interceptions and 14 pass break-ups on defense in 2006...In 2005, caught 23 passes for 458 yards and five touchdowns, while adding one interception and five pass breakups...As freshman in 2004, brought in 18 passes for 328 yards and two touch-downs... Four-year starter in football...Holds school records with 26 career interceptions and 16 season interceptions (2006)...Three-year starter at guard in basketball...Led team in assists, averaging more than 10 per game...Led basketball team in assists as junior, averaging 11 per game...Earned second-team All-District honors in basketball as junior...Three-year letterman in track and field... Qualified for state championships in 200m (4th place), 4x200m (4th) and 4x400m (4th) as junior... Personal best time of 22.0 in 200m....Coach at Clinton: Robert Signater.

OUTLOOK STAFF THE VOLS

tions returned for touchdowns, taking an NCAA FBS-leading three to the end zone…Tied for seventh in NCAA FBS and tied for first in the SEC with three recovered fumbles…Tied for team lead with five INTs (Janzen Jackson), which also ranks tied for third in the SEC…Five INTs are the most by a UT defender since 2008 (Eric Berry with seven), while eight total takeaways are the most by a Vol since 1999 (Deon Grant, 9 INTs)…Second on the Vols with nine passes defended and ranks second among the UT secondary with 57 tackles, which places fifth overall for UT…Had seven games with at least five tackles…Against Memphis, became the first Vol to recover two fumbles in the same game since 1999…Returned one fumble 37 yards, UT’s longest fumble return of the season… Returned first career INT a career-high 54 yards for his first TD vs. UT Martin and led the Vols with six tackles…Took his second INT nine yards for his second TD of the season right before halftime vs. UAB to give UT a 23-7 lead, while contributing four tackles…Made it three-for-three, returning his third INT for a score against Mississippi on the Rebels’ second play of the second half…Also tied for second on the team with six stops…Shut down a second quarter Vanderbilt drive on its first play with his second INT in as many weeks…Collected fifth INT vs. Kentucky midway through the fourth quarter and added five tackles…Recovered first career fumble on Oregon’s first kickoff return… Added seven tackles against the Ducks and a pass breakup…Tallied a career-best nine tackles at LSU and added a key pass breakup in the UT end zone, forcing the Tigers to settle for a field goal early in the fourth quarter…Contributed five tackles at South Carolina.


THE VOLS sive end and linebacker...Named team captain as a senior...Participated on the basketball team as a junior and sophomore...Competed in track as a junior, participating in the 400m, 4x200m and 4x400m...Coach at Hargrave Military Academy: Robert Prunty...Coach at Olive Branch: Scott Samsel.

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dylan west

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 17/0 2010 • Sophomore • Games/Starts: 4/0 Participated in four games for Tennessee and totaled two tackles on special teams at Vanderbilt… Also saw action against Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina (Music City Bowl). 2009 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 13/0 Saw action in all 13 games...Had one catch from wide receiver position for nifty 33-yard gain against Memphis...Adaptable to both offensive and defensive sides of ball.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Junior who joined the squad in fall 2010...Played basketball for two seasons at Middle Tennessee State, averaging 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds per game...Played football at Columbia High School as Culleoka did not offer the sport...Three-time Mr. Basketball finalist at Culleoka...Coach at Columbia: Vince Belew.

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seven touchdowns as junior while grabbing 22 catches for 240 yards...Scored seven touchdowns in Milton’s 2008 season-opening win...Enrolled at Tennessee in January...Coach at Milton: Scott Walker.

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robert yonce

toney williams

2008 – Redshirted.

freshman (rs) | Sq. wide receiver 6-1 | 181 | Oneida | Arts & Sciences CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Freshman who joined the squad in fall 2010 and redshirted...Played football at Oneida High School.

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HIGH SCHOOL • Smyrna First team All-State as a senior and junior... Mr. Football Back of the Year Class 5A in 2007... Named All-Midstate Football Player of the Year by The Tennessean...PrepStar All-Region...Member All-Region as a junior and senior...BlueCross Bowl Defensive MVP in 2007 state championship game...No. 2 prospect on Knoxville News Sentinel Top 25...As senior in 2007, caught 77 passes for 1,170 yards and 20 touchdowns...Also had punt and kickoff return for touchdown...Had 62 tackles and six interceptions as cornerback...77 receptions was Smyrna high school season record...Most career touchdowns in Smyrna history ...Four-year starter...Team captain and Team MVP of Smyrna High...Coach at Smyrna: Phillip Shadowens.

rod wilks

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demario williams

junior (rs) | Sq. defensive back sophomore (rs) | Sq. tailback 6-0 | 220 | Alpharetta, Ga. | Communications CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 3/0 2010 • Freshman • Games/Starts: 3/0 Saw action in three games…Best performance came in the season opener vs. UT Martin when he carried three times for eight yards…Given the ball twice and ran for three yards on the ground at Memphis…Also played at LSU. 2009 – Redshirted.

junior (RS) | 1L defensive back 6-0 | 214 | Smyrna | Sociology

junior | Sq. wide receiver 6-2 | 204 | Culleoka | Social Work

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HIGH SCHOOL • Milton Enrolled at UT in January 2009 and participated in spring drills...Rated No. 4 among fullbacks in 2009 class by Scout.com...Invited to Under Armour All-America Game following 2008 season ...Named to Georgia 150 and Super Southern 100 by Atlanta Journal Constitution...Selected Georgia Class 5A Player of the Year in 2008 while leading Milton HS to state playoffs for first time in nine season...Named Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State and All-Fulton County as senior...Rushed for 1,945 yards and scored 26 touchdowns as senior...Ran for 785 yards and

6-0 | 192 | Wytheville,Va. | Logistics & International Business CAREER GAMES/STARTS: 0/0 CAREER SUMMARY Freshman who joined the squad in fall 2010... Played football at George Wythe High School.


2011 SIGNEES

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Recruiting Service Ranking

Name Justin Coleman Mack Crowder Vincent Dallas Brendan Downs Marcus Jackson Justin Worley

Position DB OL WR TE OL QB

Height 5-10 6-2 5-11 6-5 6-2 6-4

Weight 185 275 185 237 326 200

Hometown (High School/Previous School) Brunswick, Ga. (Brunswick HS) Bristol (Tennessee HS) Ellenwood, Ga. (Cedar Grove HS) Bristol (Tennessee HS) Vero Beach, Fla. (Vero Beach HS) Rock Hill, S.C. (Northwestern HS)

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Recruiting Service Ranking Position WR DL TE DL LB LB OL TB DB DB DL DB DB DB OL DB OL DL TB DB DL ATH

Height 6-0 6-2 6-6 6-2 6-2 6-3 6-5 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-6 6-0 6-6 6-5 5-11 6-0 6-5 5-8

Weight 175 325 265 305 235 245 315 210 190 200 215 205 205 180 305 190 325 280 205 200 250 165

Hometown (High School/Previous School) Saginaw, Mich. (Saginaw HS) Oxford, Ala. (Oxford HS) Memphis, Tenn. (Central HS) Orlando, Fla. (Garden City Community College) Woodstock, Ga. (Etowah HS) Gainesville, Ga. (Gainesville HS) Knoxville (Knoxville Catholic HS) Daytona Beach, Fla. (Mainland HS) Gordo, Ala. (East Mississippi Community College) Irving, Texas (Nimitz HS) West Palm Beach, Fla. (Dwyer HS) Greenville, S.C. (J.L. Mann HS) Carson, Calif. (Los Angeles Harbor Community College) Valdosta, Ga. (Lowndes HS) Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central HS) Kennesaw, Ga. (Kell HS) Nashville (Pearl-Cohn HS) Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville HS) Apopka, Fla. (Apopka HS) Memphis (Melrose HS) Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville HS) Knoxville (Bearden HS)

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Name DeAnthony Arnett Allan Carson Cameron Clear Maurice Couch Christian Harris A.J. Johnson Kyler Kerbyson Marlin Lane Izauea Lanier Eddrick Loften Curt Maggitt Pat Martin Byron Moore Geraldo Orta Alan Posey Brian Randolph Antonio Richardson Trevarris Saulsberry Tom Smith Tino Thomas Jordan Williams Devrin Young

2011 early enrollees

>> JUSTIN COLEMAN

>> MACK CROWDER

>> VINCENT DALLAS

>> BRENDAN DOWNS

>> MARCUS JACKSON

OUTLOOK STAFF THE VOLS

2011 SIGNING CLASS ROSTER

>> jUSTIN WORLEY 91


THE VOLS DeAnthony Arnett

cameron clear

Wide Receiver, 6-0, 175 Saginaw, Mich. (Saginaw HS)

Tight End, 6-6, 265 Memphis, Tenn. (Central HS)

HONORS Selected to U.S. Army All-America Bowl...ESPNU 150 Team...Rivals100 Team...Earned Division 1-2 All-State honors as a senior and junior.

HONORS Selected to Offense-Defense All-American Bowl... Rivals250 Squad...Named to Memphis Commercial Appeal All-District 16-AAA First Team...Earned MaxPreps First Team All-District honors...Named to Mobile Press-Register’s Southeast 120 and ranked 89th.

STATS As a senior, led Saginaw Valley League with 42 receptions for 782 yards and eight touchdowns while adding six more TDs rushing and returning kicks...Finished season with more than 1,200 allpurpose yards...In junior season, registered 41 receptions for 876 yards and 10 TDs...Overall, racked up more than 1,100 all-purpose yards and 15 total TDs...Defensively, collected 46 tackles, three interceptions and 26 pass breakups. MISCELLANEOUS Named to the Class of 2011 Sporting News Top 100 (No. 24 overall/No. 2 wide receiver)...Threeyear starter for the Trojans...Also lettered in basketball and track and field…Full Name: DeAnthony Maurice Arnett…Coach at Saginaw: Gary Lee.

allan carson Defensive Lineman, 6-2, 325 Oxford, Ala. (Oxford HS) HONORS Named to Team Alabama by the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association...Competed in the 24th annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic...Named First Team 6A AllState by the Alabama Sports Writers Association.

STATS As a senior, hauled in 18 receptions for 250 yards and and six TDs while playing tight end...Also contributed 60 tackles and eight sacks on defense... Caught 26 passes for 412 yards and a pair of TDs in 2009 as a junior...Defensively, notched 62 tackles and 11 sacks. MISCELLANEOUS Named to the Class of 2011 Sporting News Top 100 (No. 89 overall/No. 10 defensive lineman)...Also played basketball for Central...Full name: Cameron Michael Clear...Coach at Centrall: Rod Gaston.

justin coleman Defensive Back, 5-10, 185 Brunswick, Ga. (Brunswick HS) HONORS Named to the Rivals250 Team by Rivals.com… Two-time Class AAAA All-State and All-Region 2-AAAA honoree...Selected to GACA North/ South All-Star Game.

STATS As a senior, finished with more than 75 tackles, 36 tackles for loss, 20 quarterback pressures and 12 sacks...Tallied more than 60 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 12 quarterback hurries and nine sacks as a junior in 2009...Recorded 52 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, eight QB pressures and five sacks as a sophomore in 2008.

STATS In senior season, compiled 92 tackles and five interceptions (one returned for touchdown) defensively...On offense, tallied 860 yards rushing with 17 TDs to go with 520 receiving yards and four scores...As a junior in 2009, totaled 83 tackles, six INTs and six pass breakups…Also returned a kickoff for touchdown as a junior … Tallied 71 tackles, four pass breakups, three sacks and two interceptions as a sophomore in 2008.

MISCELLANEOUS Full Name: Allan Jamal Carson...Coach at Oxford: John Grass.

MISCELLANEOUS Helped team to undefeated district season in 2010…As a junior, finished second in Class 4-A

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at the state championships in the 300-meter hurdles (38.8) and fifth in the 110-meter hurdles (14.6)…Full Name: Justin Jamal Coleman… Coach at Brunswick: Victor Floyd.

maurice couch Defensive Lineman, 6-2, 305 Orlando, Fla. (Garden City C.C.) HONORS Named Junior College All-America and All-Conference after lone season at Garden City...First Team All-State, All-Orange County and All-Metro selection in 2008 as a senior at Orlando Edgewater HS. STATS Posted 45 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, three sacks and one forced fumble at Garden City in 2010... Collected 110 tackles and 13 sacks as a senior at Orlando Edgewater in 2008. MISCELLANEOUS Redshirted in 2009 and has three years of eligibility...Full name: Maurice Tyrone Couch...Coach at Garden City Community College: Jeff Tatum... Coach at Orlando Edgewater: Bill Gierke.

mack crowder Offensive Lineman, 6-2, 275 Bristol, Tenn. (Tennessee HS) HONORS Earned All-State, All-Northeast Tennessee, AllConference and All-Region honors as a senior in 2010…Also named to the PrepStar Dream Team as a senior…As a junior in 2009, named All-Northeast Tennessee, All-Conference and AllRegion…Earned recognition with a selection to the East-West All-Star Team in the state of Tennessee…Rated the No. 6 overall prospect in Tennessee by the Knoxville News Sentinel. STATS Helped team rush for 180 yards per game as a senior... Recorded 57 pancake blocks as a senior...Registered 42 pancake blocks during junior campaign in 2009. MISCELLANEOUS Two brothers also play or played football at the collegiate level...Michael was an offensive line-

man at Princeton while Matt is currently a defensive end at Cornell…2010 team captain and part of 2009 conference championship…Active member of FCA and Beta Club…2010 Homecoming King at Tennessee High School…Full Name: Mackenzie James Crowder…Coach at Tennessee: Greg Stubbs.

vincent dallas Wide Receiver, 5-11, 185 Ellenwood, Ga. (Cedar Grove HS) HONORS Named All-State as both a senior in 2010 and junior in 2009…Member of the All-County and All-Region teams as a senior...Selected to GACA North/South All-Star Game. STATS As a senior in 2010, hauled in 52 receptions for 949 yards and seven touchdowns...Also returned a kickoff 70 yards for a TD...Defensively, collected 28 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions and 12 pass breakups...Caught 37 passes for more than 800 yards as a junior…Also as a junior, compiled 49 tackles, six tackles for loss, 22 pass breakups and five INTs on defense. MISCELLANEOUS Also a standout track and field athlete … As a sophomore in 2009, was a member of the fourthfastest 4x400 meter relay squad in the nation, that also set the DeKalb County record…Full Name: Vincent Demetrius Dallas…Coach at Cedar Grove: Raymond Bonner.

brendan downs Tight End, 6-5, 237 Bristol, Tenn. (Tennessee HS) HONORS Earned All-Region honors as both a senior in 2010 and junior in 2009…Named All-Conference as a senior. STATS As a senior, had team-high 34 receptions for 470 yards and two touchdowns...As a junior, tallied eight receptions for 204 yards.


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christian harris Linebacker, 6-2, 235 Woodstock, Ga. (Etowah HS)

STATS Recorded a team-high 127 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, eight pass breakups, four forced fumbles, four sacks and a pair of interceptions as a senior... During junior season in 2009, compiled 108 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 12 pass breakups, three sacks, two forced fumbles and an INT. MISCELLANEOUS Helped Etowah to the Region 5 championship and an 8-1 regular-season record...Full name: Christian Thomas Harris...Coach at Etowah: Bill Stewart.

marcus jackson Offensive Lineman, 6-2, 326 Vero Beach, Fla. (Vero Beach HS) HONORS Member of Under Armour All-America Team… ESPNU 150 Team…Named First Team All-State as a senior in 2010...Earned All-Area and All-District honors as both a senior in 2010 and junior in 2009...NLS Offensive Player of the Year...Selected as Max Emfinger All-America. MISCELLANEOUS Four-year starter...Full Name: Marcus Jamaal Jackson…Coach at Vero Beach: Gary Coggin.

Linebacker, 6-3, 245 Gainesville, Ga. (Gainesville HS) HONORS Georgia’s Class AAA Defensive Player of the Year... Named First Team Class AAA All-State following three consecutive seasons (2008-10)...Member of Under Armour All-America Team...Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super 11 team as a senior in 2010...Selected to ESPNU 150 and Rivals250 teams...The Gainesville Times 2010 Football Player of the Year...Named to Mobile Press-Register’s Southeast 120 and ranked 77th. STATS Posted 173 tackles, 29 tackles for loss, eight forced fumbles, seven pass breakups, six sacks and two interceptions in senior campaign...As a junior in 2009, tallied 131 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, eight sacks, six pass breakups, four forced fumbles and an INT...As a sophomore in 2008, tallied 160 tackles, nine tackles-for-loss and four sacks. MISCELLANEOUS Helped lead team to state championship game as a junior...Also helped team to three straight region titles...Gainesville went 24-3 over final two seasons...Full Name: Alexander James Johnson... Coach at Gainesville: Bruce Miller.

kyler kerbyson Offensive Lineman, 6-5, 315 Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville Catholic HS) HONORS Named Tennessee Mr. Football AAA Lineman of the Year in 2010...Earned TSWA All-State honors... Garnered Knoxville News Sentinel PrepXtra AllKnoxville Football League defensive player of the year and first team honors...Old Spice Player of the Year...Member of The Tennessean’s Dream Team...Selected to Toyota East vs. West All-Star Classic...Named to Mobile Press-Register’s Southeast 120 and ranked 110th. STATS As a senior, allowed zero sacks in 252 pass attempts and graded out at 92 percent...Also contributed 52 pancake blocks and helped of-

fense average 29 points per game in 2010...Led defense with 86 tackles and posted 27 tacklesfor-loss, five sacks and three forced fumbles...Collected 47 pancake blocks as a junior. MISCELLANEOUS Full name: Kyler Kerbyson...Coach at Knoxville Catholic: Scott Meadows.

marlin lane Running Back, 6-0, 210 Daytona Beach, Fla. (Mainland HS) HONORS Participated in the Team USA vs. The World game for the U.S. Under-19 national football team...Played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl...ESPNU 150 Team...Earned Third Team All-State (Class 6A) accolades as a junior...Named to Mobile Press-Register’s Southeast 120 and ranked 54th. STATS Coming off ACL surgery and played in five games as a senior, yet rushed for 601 yards and six touchdowns on 45 carries (13.4 yards per carry)…Recorded 683 yards of total offense as he also caught six passes for 82 yards and a TD…Carried the ball 112 times for 1,110 yards (9.9 yards per carry) and 12 TDs as a junior in 2009, while finishing with more than 1,500 yards of total offense...Also returned three punts for TDs...As a sophomore, ran 69 times for 758 yards and 12 TDs, while catching six passes for 123 yards and a score. MISCELLANEOUS Named to the Class of 2011 Sporting News Top 100 (No. 63 overall/No. 11 running back)...Full name: Marlin Arnett Lane Jr....Coach at Mainland: John Maronto.

izauea lanier Defensive Back, 6-1, 190 Gordo, Ala. (East Mississippi C.C.) HONORS Earned junior college All-America, All-Conference and All-Region honors at East Mississippi in 2009...As a high school senior in 2008, rated as a 3-star prospect by Rivals.com, as well as the 54th best athlete in the nation and 19th best prospect in Alabama…Also as a senior, named West Alabama All-Star and Player of the Year in Class 3A

by The Tuscaloosa News…Alabama Sports Writers Association Honorable Mention All-State... Tabbed as a West Alabama All-Star in 2008. STATS As a freshman at East Mississippi, totaled 66 tackles, nine pass breakups and four interceptions (returned for 104 yards)...Posted 12 tackles, two pass breakups, an interception and returned a kickoff for touchdown in the 2009 Mississippi Bowl...In high school, tallied 68 tackles, 22 pass breakups, five tackles for loss and seven interceptions as a senior...Offensively, compiled 871 yards rushing and 870 yards receiving…As a junior in 2007, registered 38 tackles, four tackles for loss, 19 pass breakups and five interceptions ...On offense, caught 25 passes for 687 yards and eight touchdowns while adding one punt and one kickoff return for touchdown. MISCELLANEOUS Redshirted in 2010 and has three years of eligibility...Full Name: Izauea Lanier...Coach at East Mississippi Community College: Buddy Stephens... Coach at Gordo: David McKinney.

eddrick loften Defensive Back, 6-0, 200 Irving, Texas (Nimitz HS) HONORS Named to the Rivals250 List as the No. 173 prospect in the nation by Rivals.com...Rated as the No. 25 prospect in Texas and the No. 4 overall safety by Rivals.com...Ranked as the No. 32 safety by Scout.com...Earned All-District Honors as a senior in 2009 and junior in 2008. STATS Totaled 128 tackles (35 solos), four interceptions, 10 pass-break-ups and one fumble recovery as a senior...As a junior, tallied 88 tackles, six interceptions, six sacks, five pass-break-ups and one fumble recovery...As a sophomore in 2007, registered 122 tackles and three interceptions...As a freshman in 2006, amassed 88 tackles and three interceptions. MISCELLANEOUS Four-year starter in the secondary at Nimitz... Coach at Nimitz: Steve Hohenberger. 93

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HONORS Named to Georgia’s 2010 Class AAAAA All-State team...Selected Second Team All-State by the Associated Press as a senior...Named Cherokee Tribune Defensive Player of the Year...2010 GACA North/South All-Star...Named to UGASports. com’s Second Team...2010 Cherokee Gridiron Player of the Year.

a.j. johnson

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MISCELLANEOUS 2010 Team Captain and part of 2009 Conference Championship…Set Viking football power clean record…Also a standout track and field and basketball athlete, earning All-Conference honors in both as a junior…Averaged 6.1 points and 4.5 rebounds per game as a junior for the Vikings basketball team…Full Name: Clyde Brendan Downs…Coach at Tennessee: Greg Stubbs.


THE VOLS curt maggitt Defensive Lineman, 6-3, 215 West Palm Beach, Fla. (Dwyer HS) HONORS ESPNU 150 Team...Rivals250 Team...Selected to MaxPreps.com 2010 U.S. Air Force All-America squad...Earned First Team All-America honors via MaxPreps.com for senior year efforts...Named the Sun Sentinel’s 2010 Palm Beach County Defensive Player of the Year...Also garnered Defensive Player of the Year and All-Area honors from the Palm Beach Post...As a junior, earned First Team All-State honors in Class 4A...Named First Team All-County by Sun Sentinel...Selected to First Team All-Area by Palm Beach Post...Named to the 2010 Press-Register Southeast 120 and ranked 70th. STATS Recorded 65 solo tackles, nine tackles for loss, 28 quarterback pressures, 17 sacks and two forced fumbles as a senior in 2010...Offensively, posted 12 receptions for 109 yards and a pair of touchdowns...As a junior, notched 38 tackles, 14 quarterback pressures, six tackles for loss, 11 sacks and three forced fumbles...Totaled eight receptions for 62 yards and a score on offense. MISCELLANEOUS Part of a defense that held opponents to less than a touchdown a game on a team that went 12-2 his senior year...Brother, Roosevelt, plays defensive end at Iowa State...Full name: Curtis Maggitt...Coach at Dwyerl: Jack Daniels.

pat martin Defensive Back, 6-0, 205 Greenville, S.C. (J.L. Mann HS) HONORS 2010 Shrine Bowl participant...Earned SCVarsity. com First Team All-State honors in 2010...Named All-Region and All-County in 2010...Named First Team All-State, All-Area and All-Region as a junior in 2009...Named to Mobile Press-Register’s Southeast 120 and ranked 115th. STATS As a senior, notched 70 tackles, two interceptions and returned a forced fumble for a touchdown... 94

Offensively, totaled more than 500 yards rushing ans six TDs, while catching 20 passes for 232 yards and four TDs...Compiled 112 tackles, 12 pass breakups, four forced fumbles and two INTs as a junior in 2009...Returned one of those INTs for a touchdown...Collected 400 yards rushing and three TDs.

Peabody...Coach at Narbonne: Manual Douglas.

brian randolph

geraldo orta

Defensive Back, 6-0, 190 Kennesaw, Ga. (Kell HS)

MISCELLANEOUS Full name: Pat Sanchez Martin...Coach at J.L. Mann: Mickey Crocker.

HONORS Honored as Class 1-AAAAA All-Region by the coaches.

byron moore

STATS As a senior, tallied 80 tackles, three tackles for loss, 12 pass breakups, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Recorded 85 tackles, four tackles for loss, 16 pass breakups and six INTs as a junior in 2009.

Defensive Back, 6-1, 205 Carson, Calif. (Los Angeles Harbor C.C.) HONORS Named Defensive Player of the Year in the Central Division-Western Conference of the Southern California Football Association...2008 honors as a senior include Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, ESPNU 150, Prep Star Dream Team, Sporting News Top 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West First Team, Orange County Register Fab 15 First Team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100, Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team, Golden State Preps All-Southern California First Team, AllL.A. City First Team, Los Angeles Times All-Star First Team, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay First Team and All-Marine League Offensive MVP. STATS At Los Angeles Harbor Community College, totaled 42 tackles and nine interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns...As a senior at Narbonne High School, compiled 83 tackles, four INTs (two TDs), three fumble recoveries (one TD) and a pair of forced fumbles...Offensively, tallied 61 receptions for 963 yards and eight scores...Also notched 820 return yards along with four TDs. MISCELLANEOUS Graduated from high school and signed with USC, where he redshirted as a freshman...Was teammate of current UT defensive tackle Malik Jackson at USC...Has three years of eligibility...Competed in track and field in high school...As a senior in 2009, was rated as the No. 98 overall prospect nationally, No. 6 overall safety and No. 11 player in the state of California by Rivals...Full name: Byron Terrell Moore...Coach at Los Angeles Harbor: Brett

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Defensive Back, 6-0, 180 Valdosta, Ga. (Lowndes HS)

MISCELLANEOUS Helped team to a 10-3 record as a senior and led Vikings to the Region Championship...Full name: Geraldo Orlando Orta...Coach at Lowndes: Randy McPherson.

alan posey Offensive Lineman, 6-6, 305 Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central HS) HONORS Selected to NUC All-World Gridiron Classic...Class AAAA First Team All-State selection as a junior and senior...Earned All-Region 8 Class AAAA honors...Named Athens Banner-Herald First Team All-Area...Number 21 on Atlanta Journal’s Fab 50. STATS Part of an offensive line that allowed just one sack during senior season, while contributing 50 pancake blocks individually...As a junior in 2009, helped team allow just two sacks...Also recorded 45 pancake blocks. MISCELLANEOUS Helped team to Class AAAA state championship game as a junior but fell to Sandy Creek HS, which was led by current UT tailback Rajion Neal...Clarke Central went undefeated during senior regular season...Helped Clarke Central to 32-6 record in three letterman years...Also wrestled and threw shot put...Full name: Alan Michael Posey...Coach at Clarke Central: Leroy Ryals.

HONORS 2010 Gatorade Player of the Year in Georgia... Georgia 4A Defensive Player of the Year by both AP and Coaches...Parade All-America honors... Three-time All-State honoree...Named to the Georgia Super 11 by the Atlanta Journal Constitution...Earned 2010 Rivalshigh.com All-America Team honors...2010 Atlanta Sports Council Athlete of the Year...Named Marietta Daily Journal’s Defensive Player of the Year...Selected to the GACA North/South All-Star Game. STATS As a senior, totaled 162 tackles (98 solo), nine pass breakups, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries...Also ran for 1,068 yards and 16 touchdowns, while catching 17 passes for 414 yards and a pair of scores...Additionally, returned seven kickoffs for 191 yards and a TD...In junior campaign, tallied 125 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 18 pass breakups, three INTs and a pair of sacks...Offensively, topped 1,300 yards rushing while scoring 12 TDs...Compiled 198 tackles and three INTs as a sophomore in 2008. MISCELLANEOUS Helped Longhorns to 12-1 record as a senior, while leading Kell to Georgia’s Class 4A Elite Eight...Full name: Brian Anthony Randolph... Coach at Kell: Derek Cook.

antonio richardson Offensive Lineman, 6-6, 325 Nashville, Tenn. (Pearl-Cohn HS) HONORS Selected to U.S. Army All-American Bowl...ESPNU 150 Team...Rivals100 Squad...Earned Division 2-AA All-State First Team honors...Named to The Tennessean’s All-Mid State team...Played for the 2011 U.S. Under-19 National Team in the Team USA vs. The World game...Named to Mobile Press-Register’s Southeast 120 and ranked 25th. STATS Part of an offensive line that allowed zero sacks dur-


2011 SIGNEES ing junior campaign...Added 60 pancake blocks.

trevarris saulsberry Defensive Lineman, 6-5, 280 Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville HS)

STATS As a senior in 2010, tallied 68 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, eight quarterback pressures and 4 1/2 sacks (fourth best in District 5 4A)...Offensively, tallied 12 receptions for more than 120 yards, while adding three touchdown receptions... Notched 55 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, four sacks and 12 QB hurries as a junior in 2009...Also registered five receptions for 62 yards and a TD. MISCELLANEOUS Helped team to 11-2 record as a senior...High school teammate of fellow UT signee Jordan Williams...Full name: Trevarris Rashaad Saulsberry... Coach at Gainesville: Ryan Smith.

tom smith Running Back, 5-11, 205 Apopka, Fla. (Apopka HS) HONORS As a senior in 2010, honored as First Team AllCounty and All-Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel…Named the No. 4 downhill runner by Rivals.com…As a junior in 2009, selected as Third Team Class 6A All-State and First Team All-Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel. STATS As a senior, averaged 7.2 yards-per-carry for 1,253 yards and 17 touchdowns…Also caught 22 passes for 108 yards and a pair of TDs...Notched more than 300 yards on kickoff returns and a pair of scores...As

tino thomas Defensive Back, 6-0, 200 Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose HS) HONORS Named to the MIAA Class 5A-6A Team by the Memphis Commercial Appeal...Also earned All-District 16AAA honors via the Commercial Appeal...Notched FoxMemphis Preseason All-Mid South Team honors. STATS Recorded 97 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, four interceptions (one returned for TD), 22 pass breakups and one sack during senior campaign... Also ran for 900 yards and eight touchdowns, while collecting 280 receiving yards and a pair of scores...Gained 800 rushing yards and 110 receiving yards as a junior in 2009 to go with 11 touchdowns...Also returned a pair of kickoffs for TDs...Defensively, totaled 48 tackles, 15 interceptions and five pass breakups. MISCELLANEOUS Brother is Miami’s (Fla.) fifth all-time leading rusher, Graig Cooper...Also a standout track and field athlete at Melrose...Full name: Harold Tino Thomas Jr....Coach at Melrose: Robert Ferrante.

jordan williams Defensive Lineman, 6-5, 250 Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville HS) HONORS Named to the Gainesville Sun’s Super 11 team... Selected to the Gainesville Sun’s 2010 Class 5AAA First Team.

championship game in 2008 against South Pointe...Named to the Class of 2011 Sporting News Top 100 (No. 85 overall/No. 7 quarterback)...Also a standout in basketball and baseball at Northwestern…Full Name: Justin Scott Worley…Coach at Northwestern: Jimmy Wallace.

MISCELLANEOUS Helped team to 11-2 record as a senior...High school teammate of fellow UT signee Trevarris Saulsberry... Father, Keith, played on Florida’s defensive line in the mid-1980s...Sister, Janine, played volleyball at Florida...Full name: Jordan Cornell Williams...Coach at Gainesville: Ryan Smith.

Athlete, 5-8, 165 Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden HS)

justin worley Quarterback, 6-5, 205 Rock Hill, S.C. (Northwestern HS) HONORS As a senior in 2010, earned Gatorade National Player of the Year accolades, becoming the first ever player from South Carolina to earn the honor in any sport…Finalist for the Gatorade Male High School Athlete of the Year award…Earned Parade All-America honors...Garnered ESPN RISE First Team All-America accolades...Earned South Carolina Player of the Year honors…Named to RivalsHigh 2010 All-America Team and selected as RivalsHigh Offensive Player of the Year...SCPrepNation.com Player of the Year…Named All-State as a senior and junior in 2009…Honored as the National Sophomore of the Year in 2008 by MaxPreps. STATS Finished career with 13,385 passing yards and 157 touchdowns…As a senior, threw for 5,315 yards and a state-record 64 touchdowns, while also rushing for six TDs…Completed 429-of-590 passes (.727) in final year…Finished 26-of-42 for 263 yards and five TDs in 2010 State Championship victory…Compiled 4,366 passing yards and 42 TDs as a junior…Threw for 3,641 yards and 50 TDs in sophomore campaign. MISCELLANEOUS Helped team win Class AAAA Division II State Championship as a senior in 2010 against Greenwood to cap a 15-0 record…Led team to state

devrin young

HONORS Named Class AAA Tennessee Mr. Football Back of the Year...Garnered All-State honors in 2008, 2009 and 2010...Earned ESPN RISE Third Team All-America accolades...2010 District 4-AAA Player of the Year...Knoxville News Sentinel PrepXtra Offensive Player of the Year in 2010...2009 District 4-AAA Offensive Back of the Year...2009 Knoxville Interscholastic League (KIL) Offensive Player of the Year...Earned First Team PrepXtra honors in 2009...2008 MaxPreps Second Team Sophomore All-America...2008 TFCA and TSWA All-State...2008 PrepXtra Sophomore of the Year and First Team All-KIL...Also earned First Team AllRegion honors on offense and defense as a sophomore...2008 All-KIL Offense by News Sentinel. STATS Totaled 7,433 all-purpose yards and 83 touchdowns in decorated prep career, while intercepting three passes and compiling 54 tackles on defense...Averaged 7.7 yards per carry throughout career...In senior campaign, rushed for 2,271 yards and 32 TDs on 228 carries, while catching 13 passes for 201 yards and four TDs...As a junior in 2009, rushed for 1,455 yards with 19 touchdowns in 10 games…Also hauled in 19 receptions for 189 yards and a score...Ran for 1,366 yards and 17 touchdowns while also catching eight passes for 168 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore in 2008...Factored in special teams, returning 31 punts for 518 yards and two TDs and returning 30 kickoffs for 1,173 yards and six TDs in three years. MISCELLANEOUS 2010 Football Captain at Bearden...Finished second in the 100-meter dash at the 2010 Class AAA Tennessee state track and field meet...Full name: Devrin Dominique Young...Coach at Bearden: Brad Taylor. 95

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HONORS Two-time All-Area selection as a junior and senior...Named Second Team All-State and First Team All-Area by the Gainesville Sun as a junior in 2009...Member of the 2010 Gainesville Sun’s Super 11...Selected to the Gainesville Sun’s 2010 Class 5A-AA First Team defense.

MISCELLANEOUS Full name: Thomas Franklin Smith...Coach at Apopka: Rick Darlington.

STATS Finished third in District 5 A-AA with six sacks as a senior...Totaled 72 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 10 quarterback pressures in 2010...Also tallied three receptions for 33 yards and a touchdown...Registered more than 80 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, five sacks, 12 QB hurries and five pass breakups during junior campaign in 2009.

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MISCELLANEOUS Named to the Class of 2011 Sporting News Top 100 (No. 49 overall/No. 7 offensive lineman)...Full Name: Antonio James Richardson.

a junior, ran for 1,651 yards and 24 touchdowns... Also tallied five catches for 62 yards and a TD...Averaged 15 yards per kickoff return, while adding a TD during junior season...As a sophomore in 2008, registered 102 carries for 811 yards and nine touchdowns…Also caught 10 passes for more than 200 yards and three touchdowns.


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2010 REVIEW

Vols never ‘flinched’ in November run to Music City Bowl Young Roster Quickly Gains Experience by Season’s End By Josh Pate UTSports.com

Derek Dooley heard the mumblings. His players did, too. Halfway through the 2010 football season and his University of Tennessee Volunteers sitting with a 2-6 record, the men wearing orange heard their critics talk of how this could be the worst Tennessee football team in years … perhaps ever. There were the difficult times against highly touted opponents Oregon and Florida, and a nailbiting, two-overtime victory to beat UAB. Then there was the winless October, which began with a heartbreaking loss at LSU and ended in three conference thumpings. Dooley and his players heard the doubters. And they answered. “Sitting there at 2-6 and people talking about us being the worst football team in Tennessee history, and nobody in this organization flinched,” Tennessee’s first-year head coach said. “I’m real proud of them for that.” Dooley has a reason to be proud. After a September and October in which the Vols faced five opponents ranked inside the top 20, UT turned things around and won four consecutive games to close out the regular season with a 6-6 (3-5 Southeastern Conference) record to become bowl eligible for the second season in a row and 49th time in school history. Tennessee lost a heartbreaker to North Carolina in the Music City Bowl, but the season was an improbable turnaround nonetheless. “We never got affected by the results,” Dooley said. “Everybody in the organization improved over the course of the season, and that’s all you can ask for.” Perhaps nobody improved more than freshman quarterback Tyler Bray. He came off the bench 98

 Sophomore safety Janzen Jackson helped anchor the Vols’ secondary in 2010. He finished the season with 69 tackles and five interceptions, earning second-team All-SEC honors from the league coaches. He had a career-best 11 tackles in the finale against Kentucky. against South Carolina and, despite throwing an interception on his first pass, provided a spark in the Tennessee offense with a pair of touchdowns. He had some help as senior wide receiver Denarius Moore exploded for a career-high 228 yards receiving and brought the Vols to a fourth quarter tie with the Gamecocks. But things fell apart when South Carolina superstar Alshon Jeffrey caught a 70-yard touchdown pass to break the tie and help the Gamecocks pull away for the 38-24 victory over the Vols. It was Tennessee’s sixth loss of the season. At that moment, it was gut-check time. Nobody outside the locker room was talking about a bowl game; they were talking about long-term stability. Inside the locker room, however, the talk was about fixing what was broken – and fixing it immediately. “Any other team, period, could just hang their heads and quit after going 2-6 and losing for 40 days

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straight,” said senior receiver Gerald Jones. “This young team didn’t, which is very exciting to see and great for the future. We kept fighting and turned this season around and got ourselves a bowl game to go to.” That’s thanks to an explosive November. A week after the South Carolina loss, Bray earned his first start at Memphis and responded with 325 yards and five touchdowns in a 50-14 romp over the Tigers. Then the Vols dominated Ole Miss for a surprising 52-14 Homecoming victory at Neyland Stadium, UT’s first conference win of the season. A hard-fought 24-10 win at Vanderbilt left it all hanging on a streak that pre-dates anybody on the roster. Tennessee’s chances of going to a bowl game and getting its record to .500 sat on extending a 25-game winning streak over Kentucky. Again, Bray stepped up with a 354-yard, two touchdown performance. But the seniors shined most. Nick Reveiz recovered a critical Kentucky fumble

that shifted the momentum in Tennessee’s favor. The Wildcats were leading 7-0 and ready to claw once again from the 1-yard line. UK’s Derrick Locke fumbled the football into the checkerboard, and Reveiz pounced on it, making up for a painful personal foul penalty that had put Kentucky in position to score. Thwarting a potential 14-0 deficit, the Vols rallied back and did so quickly. Bray used just four passes to hit Jones for the game-tying touchdown. On the next drive, Bray hit Moore on a 49-yard pass and then connected with him again for a 12-yard touchdown and the lead. Moore finished with 205 yards receiving – mostly on deep passes from Bray – to record his second 200-yard game of the year and become the only UT player to boast that accomplishment. When the horn blew, the Vols won 24-14, kept the streak alive at 26 games, and did the improbable considering the start to the season by securing a bowl bid. For this group to lead the rebound the way it did and head to Tennessee’s second consecutive bowl game is evidence of the group’s character. However, by no means was the path as simple as it seems. The Vols dominated undermatched TennesseeMartin 50-0 in the season opener. It was the first shutout victory for UT since 2003, and the Vols scored on the ground with 110 yards by Tauren Poole, through the air, via safety and from two Daniel Lincoln field goals. The only loss that day was when Jones broke his hand, which would keep him out for four weeks. The following two weeks weren’t pleasant. Tennessee took an early 13-3 lead on Oregon when lightning struck the area, halting the game for an hour while a heavy downpour drenched the field. Afterward, things were different. Poole got in a terrific performance with 162 yards, but his stats were nowhere near enough. The Ducks reeled off 45 unanswered points and LaMichael James ran for 134 yards to give Oregon the 48-13 victory. The Florida game was eerily similar as Tennessee tied the game 10-10 with 8:59 left in the third quarter when quarterback Matt Simms connected with Moore for 49 yards and a score. Florida struggled to move the football and was ready to punt, but a fake on fourth-and-6 resulted in a 36-yard gain and ultimately a 7-yard touchdown pass from John Brantley to Frankie Hammond. Shortly thereafter, Simms was intercepted and


YEAR IN REVIEW OUTLOOK STAFF THE VOLS

2010 Schedule and Results Date

Opponent

Site TV Time

Series/Result Note

Sept. 4

UT Martin Skyhawks

Knoxville PPV 6:00 ET W, 50-0 Neyland Stadium

Sept. 11

# 7/8 Oregon Ducks

Knoxville ESPN2 7:00 ET L, 13-48 Poole has career day with 162 rushing Neyland Stadium yards, but Ducks score 45 unanswered

Sept. 18

#10/7 Florida Gators

L, 17-31 Knoxville CBS 3:30 ET Neyland Stadium

Vols cut lead to 24-17 in fourth quarter, but UF extends series win streak to six

Sept. 25

UAB Blazers

Knoxville SEC Netwk 12:21 ET W, 32-29 (2 ot) Neyland Stadium

25-yard TD pass in 2nd overtime lifts Vols; UT 9-2 all-time in OT (5-0 at Neyland)

Oct. 2

at #12/10 LSU Tigers

L, 14-16 Baton Rouge, La. CBS 2:30 CT Tiger Stadium

LSU scores to win on final play of game, Vols defense forces 4 turnovers on road.

Oct. 9

at Georgia Bulldogs

Athens, Ga. SEC Netwk 12:21 ET L, 14-41 Sanford Stadium

Three turnovers contribute to 27-7 deficit at half; only 4th UT loss in last 10 at UGA.

Oct. 23

#7 Alabama Crimson Tide

L, 10-41 Knoxville ESPN 7:00 ET Neyland Stadium

Vols scored first, trailed 13-10 at half; Tide pulled away with 21-point third qtr.

Oct. 30

at #17 South Carolina Columbia, S.C. SEC Netwk 12:21 ET L, 24-38 Gamecocks Williams-Brice Stadium

Vols tie score at 24 in 4th quarter; lose for only 2nd time in Columbia since ‘96.

Nov. 6

at Memphis Tigers

Memphis CBS Coll. 7:00 CT W, 50-14 Liberty Bowl Memorial

Vols led 40-7 at half behind Bray’s 5 TD’s; defeat Memphis for 7th consecutive time.

Nov. 13

MISSISSIPPI (HC) Rebels

Knoxville CBS Noon ET W, 52-14 Neyland Stadium

UT takes 31-14 lead at half; Vols produce five turnovers and 441 yards total offense.

Nov. 20

at Vanderbilt Commodores

Nashville CSS 6:30 CT W, 24-10 Vanderbilt Stadium

14th consecutive win for UT in Nashville; Poole TD run seals win with 1:29 left.

Nov. 27

KENTUCKY Wildcats

Knoxville SEC Netwk 12:21 ET W, 24-14 Neyland Stadium

Vols win 26th consecutive game against UK; become bowl eligible with victory.

Dec. 30

NORTH CAROLINA Tar Heels

Nashville ESPN 5:30 ET L, 27-30 (2 ot) LP Field

Vols lose in double overtime after outcome reversed again on final play.

First season-opening shutout in 17 years; Poole and Moore each score 2 TDs

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Florida converted it into another touchdown. Justin Hunter scored for the Vols to cut the deficit to 24-17 early in the fourth quarter, but the Gators responded with a touchdown run with 6:15 remaining to seal it at 31-17. Sitting at 1-2, UAB came to town in what was supposed to be a breather for Tennessee. It wasn’t. Again, the second half was not kind to the Vols. They built a 23-7 halftime lead before UAB bounced back with a pair of touchdowns and 2-point conversions to send the game into overtime. The teams traded field goals in the first extra period. UAB struck first with a field goal in the second overtime, so Tennessee went for gold on the first play of its possession. Simms hit Moore for the 25-yard winning touchdown that put the orange-clad men in the winning column 32-29. The positive was Tennessee evened its record at 2-2. The negative was October awaited. Perhaps none was more painful than the afternoon in Baton Rouge. Tennessee began celebrating what appeared to be an upset victory over No. 12 LSU as the Tigers saw a bad snap end with zeroes showing on the game clock and the Vols leading 1410. Players ran onto the field, coaches headed toward each other to shake hands, and television began showing the final score. But officials ruled that Tennessee had too many players on the field, and LSU was awarded another play from the 1-yard line. That’s when Stevan Ridley pushed into the end zone with no time left to win the game for LSU 16-14. If that wasn’t enough, Tennessee then suffered back-to-back losses to chief rivals Georgia (41-14) and Alabama (41-10), both heralded for matching Dooley with his past through family and mentors. The South Carolina loss capped the winless October and left the Vols at 2-6. Yet there was no white flag. In fact, it was just the opposite. The locker room mentality strengthened. Players understood the challenge they faced, and they answered the bell. The challenge has left the Vols here, with one game remaining and another chance for the squad to prove its character and determination. Considering what this team has gone through – this year and in the recent past – those chances are nothing new. “It’s hard to describe how proud I am of this football team,” Dooley said. “All the stuff that’s happened to these guys, these were the few that stuck with it and loved Tennessee. They didn’t care what happened. They believed in Tennessee. They got rewarded for sticking to it.”


2010 REVIEW Neyland Stadium RENOVATION One of the stars of last season certainly was Neyland Stadium and the unveiling of the latest renovations to Tennessee’s grand palace. Most noticeable from the outside were the approximately 700,000 bricks that totally transformed the look of the stadium’s north and west sides. Standing in the middle of that transformation is the majestic Gate 21 plaza area. Six lofty archways dominate the entrance, which doubles during the work week as a key campus transportation hub. No doubt the traffic on game days is just as hectic.

>> Aesthetics Inside and Out

Adjacent to the Gate 21 plaza was another change, the new amphitheater at the corner of Phillip Fulmer Way and Andy Holt Avenue. The Vol Network’s Kickoff Call-In Show takes place there, sporting spiffy new digs after spending years on a make-shift platform in front of a worn down hillside. Just inside Gate 21, the Tennessee Official Team Shop is open for business six days a week under management of the UT Bookstore. The Tennessee Terrace now occupies the west upper deck, with 1,800 individual chair-back seats and a climate-controlled concourse featuring new restroom and concession areas. Those individuals also had the added bonus of sitting on the home sideline after the Vols switched back to the west for the first time since 1992. Amazing Graphics: Graphics were upgraded throughout the westside renovation areas, including both elevator lobbies and certainly in the Tennessee Terrace, which can be seen from street-level and are especially dynamic at night. The historic Neyland Stadium Master Plan renovations have been funded entirely by private donations to the project and have not created a financial burden for the university or the state’s tax payers. The funding includes leadership gifts to the project and capital and annual contributions associated with the East Club, West Club and Tennessee Terrace seating areas. To date, the university has spent approximately $125 million on the project. Through the capital and annual donations associated with their seats, donors sitting in Tennessee Terrace have provided approximately $42 million in funding for the Master Plan renovations. Future phases of the Master Plan renovations will be completed based on available funding. Construction Break for Two Years: Plans call for stadium renovations to take a break over the next two years and resume in December 2012. That should allow for a more normal maintenance schedule, including structural painting projects on the stadium’s exterior that are first in line for 2011. Design work throughout the entire Master Plan renovations was by McCarty Holsaple McCarty Architects/Ross Bryan Associates. Contractor for this portion of the project was Blaine Construction. 100

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>> Unveiling the Neyland Statue

Honoring the man most responsible for the growth and development of the proud Volunteer football tradition, the University of Tennessee today dedicated a statue of General Robert R. Neyland outside the stadium that bears his name. The dedication ceremony was held at the permanent location of the statue, between gates 15A and 17 on the west side of Neyland Stadium. All former Tennessee football lettermen were invited to the event, including Hank Lauricella, who played on the 1951 national championship team and spoke on behalf of all former players. Mike Hamilton, director of athletics at Tennessee, and current Vols head football coach Derek Dooley were also in attendance, as well as several members of the Neyland family, including his son, Bob Neyland, Jr., who spoke at the event. The statue, which was commissioned by artist Blair Buswell, is twice life-size. Since Neyland is portrayed in the kneeling position rather than standing, the statue is nine feet tall (a standing statue would have stood 12 feet tall). The statue weighs approximately 1,500 pounds, and the base is 57” by 87” and features the seven Game Maxims engraved into the precast. Buswell is based in Salt Lake City, Utah, and also is responsible for sculpting the busts for the Pro Football Hall of Fame incoming class each year.


2010 NOTEBOOK >> Music City Recap

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Consecutive games the Vols won in November to finish the season and earn bowl eligibility. The winning streak is the longest by the Vols since 2007.

49

Bowl appearances for the Vols, including this year’s Franklin American Mortgage Company Music City Bowl. Tennessee is tied with Texas for the second-most bowl appearances in the FBS.

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True freshmen played for the Vols last season, tied for third most in Division I. Seven true freshmen started in the Vols’ 50-14 victory at Memphis.

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Times the Vols’ recorded 50 or more points, scoring 50 against UT Martin and Memphis and 52 against Mississippi. It was the fourth time in the modern era the Vols have recorded at least three 50-point games in a year.

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Final national ranking for the Vols in interceptions in 2010. The Vols picked off 18 passes, with four players recording multiple interceptions.

Years 1990-99 2000-09 2010 Overall

Sept.* Oct. Nov.^ 28-8-2 26-7 37-3 26-12 21-15 33-9 2-2 0-4 4-0 56-22-2 47-26 74-12

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For Starters >>

 The Vols allowed only 52 points in November, an average of 13.0 points per game...the 52 points were the fewest allowed by Tennessee in any month since allowing 40 in five November games in 2003...Tennessee allowed 14 points at Memphis, vs. Ole Miss, and vs. Kentucky, and 10 at Vanderbilt.  During the last 11 seasons since 2000, the Vols are 37-9 in November (.803)...UT has won 15 of its last 18 games during the month since a 39-10 win at Vanderbilt on Nov. 18, 2006.  Tennessee is 74-12 (.860) in November in the last 21 seasons since 1990, including an astounding 37-3 (.925) record in regular-season games in November or later during the decade of the 1990s.  The Vols were 51-3 (.944) in November from 1991-2003 and are 19-8 (.703) during the month since 2004...UT won 21 consecutive November games between 1990-96.  Tennessee Record by Month (Since 1990)

THE VOLS

>> November Remembered

STAFF

 The Vols made their inaugural appearance in a particular bowl for the first time since 1993, when Tennessee made its first trip to the Outback/ Hall of Fame Bowl...all bowl appearances since then had represented repeat trips.  UT fell to 8-7 in all-time first bowl appearances, dropping a 30-27 decision in double-overtime to North Carolina. The Vols have lost three of four inaugural selections in particular bowls, winning the 1993 Hall of Fame Bowl (d. Boston College, 38-23) and losing the Fiesta Bowl in 1992 (L. Penn State, 17-42) and the Sun Bowl in 1984 (L. Maryland, 27-28).  UT’s 27 points scored were its most in a bowl since putting up 38 vs. Texas A&M in the 2005 Cotton Bowl.  NCAA Bowl Appearance Leaders School Bowl Trips (Including 2010) Alabama 57 Tennessee 49 Texas 49 Southern California 48  NCAA Bowl Wins Leaders School Bowl Wins (Including 2010) Alabama 33 Southern California 32 Penn State 27 Georgia 26 Oklahoma 26 Tennessee 25 Texas 25  Head coach Derek Dooley is just the fifth Tennessee coach to lead a team to a bowl game in his first season...dating to 1939 and UT’s first bowl game, the Vols have had 11 head coaches...in 1939, General Robert R. Neyland led the Vols to a 17-0 win over Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl...Tennessee head coaches are 5-4 all-time in their first bowl game with the Vols.  The loss snapped a 15 game winning streak by Tennessee in the city of Nashville since 1984.  Tennessee is 25-24 all-time in bowl games.

OUTLOOK

2010 >> season notebook

Vols Make Postseason


2010 REVIEW >> November (continued)

 Tennessee Home/Road Breakdown by Month (Regular Season, Since 1990)

ALL-AMERICA & CONFERENCE HONORS

Years Home Road/Neu. Overall September* 45-9 11-13-2 56-22-2 October 25-13 22-13 47-26 33-6 74-12 November^ 41-6 (*-includes August gms.; ^-includes December gms.)

Noting the Offense >> Offensive Improvement

 During the four November games, Tennessee greatly improved its offensive production both in terms of pure numbers and in statistical rank among SEC teams.  The Vols had the best passing offense (322.0 yards per game) and turnover margin (+9) in the SEC in November and also ranked fourth in total offense, fifth in scoring offense and red zone scoring success, and third in third-down conversion success rate.  Tennessee Offensive Production SEC Rankings: November and Pre-November

Nov. Rank Turnover Margin +9 1st Passing Offense 322.0 1st Third-Down Conversions 46.6% 3rd Total Offense 435.0 4th Scoring Offense 37.5 5th Red Zone Scoring 87.5% 5th

Before Rank -4 12th 213.6 6th 31.3% 11th 331.2 10th 21.8 11th 66.7% 12th

>> Third Watch

 After struggling to convert on third downs in the first four games of the season, the Vols greatly improved their conversation rate in the season’s final nine games...Tennessee converted only 11 of 58 (19.0%) on third-down attempts in the first four games...the Vols were 58-of-131 (44.3%) on third downs in the final nine contests.  Tennessee 3rd-Down Conversions, 2010 Games Conversion Rate (Total) 19.0% (11 of 58) First Four Games Last Nine Games 44.3% (58 of 131) Overall 36.5% (69 of 189)

>> No Shutout Streak

 The Vols own a current streak of 210 consecutive games without being shutout since a 31-0 loss to Florida on Sept. 17, 1994...the streak ranks fifth nationally and second in the SEC.  Current Consecutive Games Without Being Shutout, NCAA FBS Team Games Since Michigan 336 Oct. 20, 1984 (26-0, Iowa) Florida 284 Oct. 29, 1988 (16-0, Auburn) TCU 230 Nov. 16, 1991 (32-0, Texas) Air Force 221 Dec. 31, 1992 (13-0, Ole Miss) TENNESSEE 210 Sept. 17, 1994 (31-0, Florida)

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Spotlight On:

 In his first year in a starting role, sophomore defensive back Prentiss Waggner returned three interceptions for touchdowns to set the UT season record.

>> Vols Earn All-SEC Honors

 Sophomore defensive back Janzen Jackson was named to the second team of the 2010 AllSEC Coaches’ Team.  Two Vols also earned Associated Press All-SEC honors this season: junior defensive lineman Malik Jackson and sophomore defensive back Prentiss Waggner...the AP squad also named junior RB Tauren Poole as honorable mention All-SEC.

>> Freshman Honorees

 Center James Stone was named to The Sporting News and Football Writers Association of

>> Pass-Catching Prowess

 Tennessee receivers enjoyed a productive 2010 season, led by senior receivers Gerald Jones and Denarius Moore and senior tight end Luke Stocker... freshman wideout Justin Hunter also produced a record-setting campaign with seven receiving touchdowns, a UT freshman record.  Senior standouts Jones (55), Moore (47), and Stocker (39) combined for 59.2% of the team’s receptions in 2010 (141 of 238).

Noting the Defense >> Forcing Turnovers

 The Vols forced at least four turnovers in three different games for the first time since 1999...UT forced four turnovers at LSU and five both at Memphis and vs. Ole Miss.

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America Freshman All-America Teams.  Four freshmen were named to the Freshman All-SEC Team: wide receiver Justin Hunter, offensive lineman Ju’Wuan James, linebacker John Propst and defensive lineman Jacques Smith.

>> SEC Players of the Week

 Tyler Bray, QB SEC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 6 vs. Memphis) SEC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 13 vs. Miss.) SEC Freshman of the Week (Nov. 27 vs. Kentucky)  Gerald Williams, DE SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (Nov. 20 vs. Vanderbilt)  Tennessee’s 27 turnovers (18 INTs, 9 FRs) were its most in a single season since forcing 28 (16 INTs, 12 FRs) in 2004...the Vols notched multiple turnovers in four consecutive games (its four games in Nov.) for the first time since 2005 (Alabama-Memphis)...the 18 INTs were the most since collecting 21 in 1999 and the Vols’ five games with multiple picks were also the most since the 2008 season.  The Vols sacked the quarterback multiple times in eight different games for the first time since also doing so on eight occasions in 2005...Tennessee also totaled multiple sacks in six consecutive games for the first time since the last six games of 2005.

>> The Defense Never Rests

 Tennessee’s defense allowed 14 or fewer points in each of their four November games...the Vols al-

lowed 14 points to Memphis, Mississippi, and Kentucky while allowing only 10 at Vanderbilt...the Vols were +9 in best turnover margin per game in November, best in the SEC during the month.  Turnover Margin Leaders, Nov., NCAA FBS Team Turnover Margin Wisconsin +13 +12 Virginia Tech TENNESSEE +9 Stanford +9  UT limited opponents to under 250 yards passing in four of the last six games and to 275 or fewer yards passing in eight of the last nine games.  After recording only 10 sacks in the first eight games, the Vols tallied 16 sacks in the last five contests...Tennessee had two-plus sacks in the final six consecutive games and at least six tackles for loss in four of the last five contests.  The Vols’ scoring defense average of 13.0 points per game in November ranked eighth in the nation and first in the SEC.  Scoring Defense Leaders, Nov., NCAA FBS Team Scoring Defense Avg./Nov. Notre Dame 7.3 West Virginia 10.0 BYU 10.3 Stanford 11.0 Boston College 12.3 Ohio State 12.7 Miami (Ohio) 12.7 TENNESSEE 13.0 Boise State 13.8 13.8 Virginia Tech

>> Pick 6

 Tennessee intercepted 10 passes in November and finished fourth in the SEC with 18 interceptions in 2010, the most for the Vols since recording 21 in 1999.  The 18 interceptions ranked Tennessee tied for 19th nationally in 2010.  Four Vols collected multiple INTs for the first time since 2006.

Freshmen on the Field >> Youth Being Served

 True freshmen had the opportunity to play immediately at Tennessee in 2010, as the Vols have played 16 true freshmen this season, ranking tied for third in the nation:  True Freshmen Used in NCAA FBS, 2010 School True Freshmen Used 1. Air Force 19 2. Florida 17 3. Tennessee 16 Syracuse 16


2010 NOTEBOOK >> Youth (continued)

Offense QB: Tyler Bray RB: Rajion Neal, Toney Williams (RS) FB: Channing Fugate WR: Justin Hunter, Matt Milton, Da’Rick Rogers OT: Daniel Hood (RS), Ja’Wuan James OG: Zach Fulton, Caleb Leonard (RS), Kevin Revis (RS), JerQuari Schofield (RS), James Stone Defense DE: Corey Miller, Jacques Smith DT: Joseph Ayres (RS), Arthur Jeffery (RS) LB: Jerod Askew (RS), Raiques Crump, John Propst DB: Nick Branum (RS), Brent Brewer, Eric Gordon (RS), Dontavis Sapp Specialist K: Michael Palardy

 Tennessee Starts by Freshmen, 2010 QB: Tyler Bray, 5 FB: Channing Fugate, 5 WR: Justin Hunter, 2 OL: Ja’Wuan James, 13 (RT); James Stone, 8 (5 at C and 3 at LG); JerQuari Schofield, 5 (LG); Zach Fulton, 5 (RG) DL: Corey Miller, 2 (DE); Joseph Ayres, 1 (DT) DB: Eric Gordon, 6 (LCB); Brent Brewer 6 (SS) ST: Michael Palardy, 7 (5 PK, 2 P)

>> Record Half

 Most Passing Yards, Freshman, UT History Player TYLER BRAY Casey Clausen Erik Ainge

Year Yards 2010 1,849 2000 1,473 2004 1,452

>> 300-Yard Passer

 One of only three quarterbacks in the SEC (Ryan Mallett, Arkansas; Mike Hartline, Kentucky) to record as many as four 300-yard passing games, Tyler Bray threw for a career-high 354 yards in the regular season finale vs. Kentucky...he also crossed the 300yard barrier in his first career start, at Memphis (325 yards), the following week vs. Ole Miss (323 yards) and against North Carolina in the Music City Bowl (312 yards).  Most 300-Yard Passing Games, SEC, 2010 Player 300-Yard Passing Games 9 Ryan Mallett, Arkansas TYLER BRAY, TENNESSEE 4 Mike Hartline, Kentucky 3  Bray is the first Tennessee quarterback to throw for 300+ yards in his first two career starts and the first Vols QB overall to throw for 300+ yards in consecutive starts since Casey Clausen did so in 2001.  At Memphis, Bray threw for 308 yards and five touchdowns in the first half, both Tennessee records for a single half.  Following an interception returned for a touchdown at South Carolina, Bray threw a UT freshmanrecord 96 consecutive passes without an interception until throwing a 2nd-quarter pick at Vanderbilt.  In those 96 consecutive passes between INT’s between the South Carolina and Vanderbilt games, Bray was 58-of-96 for 980 yards and 12 touchdowns (10.8 yards per att., pass efficiency rating: 187.42).

 Bray’s 308 yards and five TD’s passing in the first half at Memphis are UT records for a single half.  Most Passing Yards in a Single Half, UT History Player TYLER BRAY Jonathan Crompton Peyton Manning

Yards 308 305 285

Opponent (Half) 2010 vs. Memphis (1st) 2009 vs. Memphis (1st) 1997 vs. Northwestern (1st)

>> Clockwork

 Bray led 27 scoring drives...average time of possession was 2:10...14 of 27 drives took less than two minutes, 12 of which ended in TDs...additionally, 14 of 27 drives took five plays or less, all ending in TDs... on scoring drives that covered 70 yards or more, average T.O.P. was 2:27.

>> In The Zone

 When Bray started, the Vols scored on 16 of their 19 red zone trips (.842 success rate), including 11 TDs.

Justin Hunter >> Big Game Hunter

 Freshman All-SEC WR Justin Hunter ranked second on the team with seven touchdown receptions, including a stretch of TD catches in three consecutive games (Memphis, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt)...seven TDs ranked tied for first among all Division I freshman wideouts.  Hunter, who averaged a remarkable 25.9 yards per catch, set a Tennessee freshman school record with seven touchdown catches in 2010...the previous mark of five was shared by Joey Kent (1993) and Kelley Washington (2001)...Hunter ranked third on the team with 417 receiving yards (on 16 catches).  Four of Hunter’s seven TD receptions were from 30+ yards (80 vs. Ole Miss, 42 vs. Memphis, 38 vs. Georgia, 35 vs. Florida)...Hunter also had two 100-yard receiving games in 2010, and his 100-yard effort vs. Georgia was the first for a UT freshman since Robert Meachem’s 147-yard game vs. Kentucky in 2004.  Most TD Receptions, Freshman, UT History

Player JUSTIN HUNTER Joey Kent Kelley Washington Robert Meacham Stanley Morgan

Year TD Catches 2010 7 1993 5 2001 5 2004 4 1973 4

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 True Freshmen Starting at QB, FBS 2010 Tarean Austin and Stump Godfrey, New Mexico Rob Bolden, Penn State Tyler Bray, Tennessee Chas Dodd, Rutgers Jeff Godfrey, Central Florida Jake Heaps, BYU Andrew Manly, New Mexico State Stephen Morris, Miami (Fla.) David Piland, Houston Tanner Price, Wake Forest Chase Rettig, Boston College Sean Robinson, Purdue Pete Thomas, Colorado State Ryan Williams, Memphis Alex Zordich, Buffalo

 Freshmen Playing for Tennessee, 2010 (26)

 Tennessee went 4-1 in freshman QB Tyler Bray’s five starts, including wins in his first four...he appeared in nine games for the Vols in 2010, finishing 125-of-224 for 1,849 yards, including 18 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.  Bray earned or shared SEC Freshman of the Week honors in three of his four starts (Memphis, Ole Miss, Kentucky), including his first two career starts...Bray is one of just six SEC football student-athletes to be honored in consecutive weeks this season....also one of just seven SEC players to be honored three or more times.

>> Fast Start

THE VOLS

 Freshman quarterback Tyler Bray, 4-1 as a starter, was one of 16 true freshmen to start at quarterback in NCAA FBS Division I in 2010.

 The Vols averaged 199.6 yards passing in the first seven games, a figure that increased to 318.7 yds./gm. over the last six.

STAFF

Spotlight On: >> Freshman QBs in the FBS

the number of total (true and redshirt) freshmen played:  Total Freshmen Used in NCAA FBS, 2010 School True Freshmen Used 1. Florida 31 2. Marshall 27 3. Tennessee 26 Michigan 26 5. LSU/Western Ky. 25  Tennessee started seven true freshmen vs. Memphis, believed to be a school record: QB Tyler Bray, FB Channing Fugate, C James Stone, RG Zach Fulton, RT Ja’Wuan James, DE Corey Miller, K Michael Palardy.  Tennessee started three true freshmen on the offensive line vs. Memphis (James at RT, Fulton at RG, Stone at C), the only school in NCAA FBS Division I to start three true freshmen on the interior line in the same game (Texas A&M also started 3 if TE is included).  UT had 26 starts from true freshmen on the O-Line this season (James 13 at RT, Stone 5 at C and 3 at LG; Fulton 5 at RG)...the Vols started at least two true freshmen on the offensive line in nine consecutive games since UAB.  Including 10 redshirt freshmen, Tennessee has played a total of 26 freshmen during the 2010 season.

Offensive Players: Tyler Bray

OUTLOOK

 Tennessee also ranked tied for third in the country in


2010 REVIEW Gerald Jones

Spotlight On:

>> On the Career Charts

>> Moore Yards

 WR Gerald Jones caught at least four passes in his last seven consecutive games, including five or more in six of those games...Jones set his career high with 46 receptions this season, totaling 596 receiving yards and four touchdowns.  The senior receiver had 43 catches in his last seven games and finished his career 5th place on the Tennessee career list with 142:  Most Career Receptions, Tennessee History

 Senior wide receiver Denarius Moore caught seven passes for 205 yards vs. Kentucky and six passes for 228 yards at South Carolina, making the senior wideout the only player in NCAA Division I FBS with multiple 200-yard receiving games this season.  He is also first player in Tennessee school history with more than one 200-yard receiving effort in a career...the 228-yard game was the 2nd-highest in school history and the 205-yard game the 5th-highest.  Most Receiving Yards in a Game, UT History (Complete List of 200-Yard Games)

Player Rec. Years 4. Peerless Price 147 1995-98 5. GERALD JONES 142 2007-10 6. Jayson Swain 126 2003-06

Player Kelley Washington Denarius Moore Johnny Mills Willie Gault Denarius Moore Carl Pickens Stanley Morgan

 Jones also finished his career ranked fourth among all active SEC receivers in career receptions:  Most Career Receptions, Active SEC Receivers Player Rec. Years Julio Jones, Alabama 179 2008-10 A.J. Green, Georgia 166 2008-10 Randall Cobb, Kentucky 144 2008-10 GERALD JONES, TENNESSEE 142 2007-10

 Jones became just the fifth wide receiver in UT history to lead the Vols in receptions in three consecutive seasons and the first since Joey Kent from 1994-96... Jones led Tennessee with 30 catches in 2008 and 46 receptions in 2009, while finishing 2010 with 55...the other three Vols to lead the team in catches three years in a row are Thomas Woods (1987-89), Anthony Hancock (1979-81) and Larry Seivers (1974-76).

Denarius Moore >> Dominant Denarius

 Denarius Moore led the team with 981 yards receiving in 2010, the seventh-highest total in school history...Moore caught 29 passes for 724 yards and five TD’s in his last six games and finished with 47 receptions during the regular season.  Tennessee Season Receiving Yards Leaders Player Year Yards 5. Kelley Washington 2001 1,010 6. Lucas Taylor 2007 1,000 7. DENARIUS MOORE 2010 981  Moore’s consecutive 100-yard receiving games (228 at South Carolina, 103 at Memphis) were the first for a Tennessee receiver since Lucas Taylor in 2007 (103 vs. Cal; 118 vs. Southern Miss).

>> 228 Yards: In Perspective  The 228-yard effort from Moore against South Carolina was the fifth-highest single-game total in 104

NCAA Division I FBS this season  His school-record 38.0 yards per catch in that game is also a Tennessee record and tied for 6th in SEC history (most in the league since 2004, Troy Williamson, South Carolina, 42.0 ypc)...additionally, his 205-yard day against Kentucky was the 16th-highest total in Division I FBS in 2010.  Moore’s 228 receiving yards were also the most in an SEC game in 2010 and the 9th-most all-time by an SEC player (4th-most since 2001)  It is also the most by a conference player in eight years: Florida’s Taylor Jacobs posted 246 yards receiving vs. UAB in 2002.  Most Receiving Yards, Game, SEC, 2001-10

Player Josh Reed (SEC record) Kelley Washington Taylor Jacobs DENARIUS MOORE

Yards Opponent 293 2001 vs. Alabama 256 2001 vs. LSU 246 2002 vs. UAB 228 2010 at So. Carolina

>> On Touchdowns  Moore had a touchdown catch in five consecutive games (USC-UK), one shy of the Tennessee record of six, accomplished by Cory Fleming (1993) and Joey Kent (1995).  The senior wideout from Tatum, Texas also caught nine touchdown passes this season...Moore’s 18 career touchdowns also rank fifth on the Volunteer career list.

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 Career TD Receptions, Tennessee History

Player TD (Years) Joey Kent 25 (1993-96) Cedrick Wilson 24 (1997-2000) Marcus Nash 20 (1994-97) Peerless Price 19 (1995-98) Denarius Moore 18 (2007-10)

>> 30 Yards (Or More)  Moore also ranked tied for sixth in the nation for the most receptions of 30+yards during the 2010 season.  Most Receptions of 30 Yards-Plus, FBS 2010 Player Catches of 30+ Yds. Greg Salas, Hawaii 17 Justin Blackmon, Okla. St. 15 Patrick Edwards, Houston 13 Vincent Brown, San Diego St. 13 DeMarco Sampson, San Diego St. 13 DENARIUS MOORE, UT 12* *-Tied with three others (Torrey Smith, Maryland; Marquess Wilson, Washington St.; Titus Young, Boise State).

Tauren Poole

>> Reaching the Century Mark

 Junior tailback Tauren Poole rushed for 1,034 yards and 11 touchdowns on 204 attempts...he ranked eighth in the SEC at 79.5 rushing yards per game, and his 11 rushing TD’s were tied for eighth in

Yards Opponent 256 2001 vs. LSU 228 2010 at S. Carolina 225 1966 vs. Kentucky 217 1981 vs. Vanderbilt 205 2010 vs. Kentucky 201 1990 vs. Kentucky 201 1976 vs. TCU

the league...Poole posted the 16th 1,000-yard season by a running back in UT history and the first since Montario Hardesty last season (1,345 yards in 2009).  Poole rushed for 99 yards at Vanderbilt, one yard shy of his 7th 100-yard game of 2010...his six 100yard efforts tied him with Auburn’s Cam Newton and Arkansas’ Knile Davis for the most in the SEC this season...Poole’s 100-yard games were against UT Martin (110), Oregon (162), LSU (109), Alabama (117), Memphis (101) and Ole Miss (107)...the 100yard game vs. Alabama snapped a streak of 41 consecutive games in which the Tide defense did not allow a 100-yard rusher.  Poole’s six 100-yard rushing games are the second-most by a Tennessee running back in the last 10 seasons since 2001, trailing only the seven recorded by Travis Stephens in 2001.  Most 100-Yard Rushing Games, SEC 2010 Player TAUREN POOLE, UT Cam Newton, Auburn Knile Davis, Arkansas Brandon Bolden, Ole Miss Derrick Locke, Kentucky

100-Yard Games 6 6 6 5 5

 Last 10 Seasons: Most 100-Yard Games by a Tennessee Running Back, Single Season (2001-10) Player Travis Stephens, 2001 TAUREN POOLE, 2010 Arian Foster, 2005 Monterio Hardesty, 2009 Gerald Riggs, Jr., 2004

100-Yard Games 7 6 5 5 5


2010 NOTEBOOK >> Blue-Chip Stock(er)

>> Action Jackson/Defensive Line

 Second-team AP All-SEC DT Malik Jackson ranked second on the Vols with 5.0 sacks in 2010, including sacks in four of the last six games.Jackson also had a team-high 11 tackles for loss, including 9.5 in the four November games and at least a half-TFL in five of the last six games...he ranked 15th in the SEC in sacks this season and tied for 11th in tackles for loss.  Jackson, a transfer from USC, played his first five games at defensive end before switching to defensive tackle at Georgia for the final eight...in those eight games at tackle, he recorded 36 of his 48 tackles, 10 of 11 tackles for loss, all five sacks, three of his five QB hurries, four of his five passes defended, and his lone interception of 2010.  The Tennessee defensive line recorded 21.5 sacks, eclipsing the 2009 defensive-line total of 15.5.

Daniel Lincoln >> Long Drive Lincoln

 Senior Daniel Lincoln broke his own school record by making nine consecutive field goals to begin the 2010 season...he previously made eight consecutive

>> Reveiz Enjoys Great Final Year

 LB Nick Reveiz led the team in tackles with a career-best 108 while starting all 13 games at middle linebacker...the senior ranked tied for fifth in the SEC with 8.3 tackles per game.  Reveiz was one of five finalists for the inaugural Burlsworth Trophy, to be awarded annually to the outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on... Reveiz originally joined the Vols as a walk-on and was added to the scholarship roster in 2009, when he started four games at middle linebacker before suffering a season-ending knee injury...the trophy is presented by the Rotary Club of Springdale, Arkansas...Georgia Tech center Sean Bedford was the inaugural winner.  The preseason All-SEC linebacker was one of 10 Vols to start every game in 2010...he recorded 10+ tackles in four consecutive games and in five out of six (10 vs. Oregon, 14 vs. Florida, 14 vs. UAB, 11 at LSU, 11 vs. Alabama)...Overall, Reveiz finished with six games of double-figure tackle efforts.  Reveiz also intercepted two passes in 2010, along with six tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries, four passes defended, and five quarterback hurries.  Tennessee Tackle Leaders, 2010 Player Tackles Nick Reveiz, LB 108 Herman Lathers, LB 75 Janzen Jackson, DB 69

 DB Prentiss Waggner intercepted passes in the last three regular-season games and tied Janzen Jackson with a team-high five this season...his five picks this season ranked tied for third in the SEC and tied for 15th in the nation.  Waggner also recovered three fumbles this season, giving him eight takeaways in 2010, the most for any Vol defender since Deon Grant recorded nine (9 INTs) in 1999...Waggner’s five interceptions are also the most for a Tennessee player since Eric Berry’s seven in 2008.  A sophomore from Clinton, La., Waggner set a Tennessee season record with his third interception returned for a touchdown in the Ole Miss game (10 yards)...the previous record was two, accomplished six times (most recent: Eric Berry, 2008)...he also returned interceptions for touchdowns vs. both UT Martin and UAB.  His three INTs returned for touchdowns led both the nation and the SEC.  Waggner’s three fumble recoveries tied LSU’s Tyrann Mathieu for the SEC lead and tied for the seventh-best mark nationally.  SEC Fumble Recovery Leaders, 2010 Player Rec. (Game Avg.) PRENTISS WAGGNER, UT 3 (0.23) Tyrann Mathieu, LSU 3 (0.23) 2 (0.20) Mike Marry, Ole Miss Damien Anderson, Miss. St. 2 (0.18)  Second Team Coaches All-SEC DB Janzen Jackson finished tied for 3rd in the SEC with five interceptions in 2010.  SEC Interception Leaders, 2010 Player INTs 8 Robert Lester, Alabama Casey Hayward, VU 6 PRENTISS WAGGNER, UT 5 JANZEN JACKSON, UT 5 Morris Claiborne, LSU 5 5 Ahmad Black, Florida

More Notes

>> Playing the Best

 The Vols played five teams ranked in the Top 20 at the time of the matchup: Oregon (7 and 8), Florida (10 and 7), LSU (12 and 10) Alabama (7th in both) and South Carolina (17th in both).  The Vols have lost six consecutive games vs. ranked teams since a 31-13 win over then 21st-ranked South Carolina on Oct. 31, 2009...however, the Vols are 10-4

>> Huge Neyland Crowds Continue

 A total of 698,465 fans attended the Vols’ seven home games at Neyland Stadium, the 6th-highest total nationally...UT has ranked in the top six for 35 consecutive years...the Vols averaged 99,781 fans per game this season, also sixth-best in the nation and also second in the SEC.  NCAA Total Attendance Leaders, 2010 School Avg. Fans Per Game 842,221 Ohio State Michigan 782,776 729,636 Penn State Alabama 712,747 Texas 704,580 TENNESSEE 698,465  NCAA Avg. Attendance Leaders, 2010 School Avg. Fans Per Game Michigan 111,825 105,278 Ohio State Penn State 104,234 Alabama 101,821 Texas 100,654 TENNESSEE 99,781

>> The Graduates

 A total of 11 Tennessee Vols who have earned college degrees participated in the Music City Bowl...nine Vols suited up this season as graduates of Tennessee.  Chad Cunningham, Daniel Lincoln, Cody Pope, Nick Reveiz, Jarrod Shaw, Luke Stocker, Victor Thomas, LaMarcus Thompson and Tyler Wolf all earned their college degrees before the 2010 football season.  Ben Martin and Chris Walker graduated in December, increasing the number of graduates on the Tennessee active roster to 11. A total of 30 UT men’s and women’s athletes walked the stage.  During the season, the nine active graduates ranked Tennessee third in the nation behind Boston College (14) and Auburn (11).

>> Free Football

 UT played extra periods against UAB and North Carolina to bring its record to 9-3 all-time in overtime games ... The UNC contest marked UT’s first overtime affair in a bowl game. UT’s pair of overtime contests in 2010 tied for the most the Vols have played in one season. In 2003, the Vols defeated South Carolina, 23-20 (OT) and Alabama, 51-43 (5OT).  SEC Overtime Records Team W-L Pct. Last OT Game Arkansas 9-2 .818 Ark 38, MissSt 31 (2010) TENNESSEE 9-3 .750 UNC 30, UT 27 (2010) Florida 3-2 .600 Fla 34, Ga 31 (2010) 105

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Defensive/ST Players: Malik Jackson

Nick Reveiz

>> Record Setter

in their last 14 games vs. unranked opponents since.

THE VOLS

 Luke Stocker Career Numbers Year Receptions Net Yards TD 2007 4 11 1 2008 13 139 0 2009 29 389 5 2010 39 417 2 Totals 85 956 8

 Lincoln also ranks sixth in Tennessee history with 287 career points scored.  Tennessee Career Scoring Leaders Player Years Pts. 1981-84 314 4. Fuad Reveiz 5. Alex Walls 1999-2002 292 6. DANIEL LINCOLN 2007-10 287

Prentiss Waggner

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 Senior tight end Luke Stocker (Berea, Ky.) was one of the eight national semifinalists for the John Mackey Award, awarded annually to the top tight end  He was the lone Vols receiver with a catch in every game and also had multiple receptions in all but the Oregon and Vandy games...Stocker was the first Vol to have a catch in every game since Robert Meachem in 2006...he scored first TD of the season on a 12-yard pass play at South Carolina and ranks third on team with 34 receptions and fourth with 359 yards...he recorded a season-high five catches against Florida, Kentucky and North Carolina...Season-best 58 receiving yards came in final game as a Vol vs. UNC in the Music City Bowl.  Stocker’s 39 receptions and 417 yards also represent his career-high totals.

field goals to begin his All-America year of 2007... Lincoln missed his first attempt of the Kentucky game, his only miss of the season...he finished 10-of-11 (.909) in field goal attempts this season, including 5-of-5 from 40 yards and beyond...his overall FG percentage of .909 is the second best mark in school history... ranks seventh in career field goal percentage all-time (.689)...Lincoln finished his career sixth on the Vols’ career field goal list, one shy of tying John Becksvoort (1991-94) for fifth.  Tennessee Career Field Goal Leaders Player Years FG-FGA Pts. 4. Alex Walls 1999-2002 53-68 292 52-75 317 5. John Becksvoort 1991-94 6. DANIEL LINCOLN 2007-10 51-72 287

OUTLOOK

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2010 REVIEW Game 1

Tennessee UT Martin

13 7 23 7 -- 50 0 0 0 0 -- 0

Sept. 4 | Knoxville | Neyland Stadium | 6 p.m. | 99,123

>> Tennessee

>> UT MARTIN

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Poole 17 112 2 110 2 24 Neal 9 83 4 79 0 40 Oku 6 77 0 77 1 44 Moore 1 58 0 58 1 58 T.Williams 3 9 1 8 0 8 Simms 3 7 0 7 0 3 Bray 1 0 1 -1 0 0 Team 3 0 6 -6 0 0 Totals 43 346 14 332 4 58

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Ju.McNair 6 34 0 34 0 22 Taylor 1 16 0 16 0 16 Ja.McNair 13 20 13 7 0 5 0 5 Shiver 1 5 0 5 Blanks 1 3 0 3 0 3 Carr 2 2 4 -2 0 2 Barksdale 3 1 3 -2 0 1 McNeil 2 0 5 -5 0 0 Totals 29 81 25 56 0 22

PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Simms 24 14 0 181 1 42 Bray 6 3 1 24 0 9 Totals 30 17 1 205 1 42

PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Carr 22 9 2 66 0 30 Ju.McNair 4 2 0 20 0 13 Totals 26 11 2 86 0 30

RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Jones 6 86 0 37 Moore 4 66 1 42 Stocker 2 17 0 9 Cooper 2 13 0 9 D.Rogers 1 9 0 9 Rivera 1 7 0 7 Z.Rogers 1 7 0 7 Totals 17 205 1 42

RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Taylor 4 14 0 6 Thompson 3 38 0 30 Everett 2 21 0 13 Hamrick 1 7 0 7 McNeil 1 6 0 6 Totals 11 86 0 30

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Vols pitch first shutout since 2003, blank cross-state Skyhawks in opener Tauren Poole had touchdown runs of 24 yards and 14 yards as Tennessee beat UT Martin 50-0 for Derek Dooley’s first victory as the Volunteers’ coach. It was Tennessee’s first shutout since a 48-0 win over Vanderbilt in 2003 and first time facing an FCS opponent since a win over The Citadel in 1983. Tauren Poole had been waiting for his chance to shine and he delivered, darting through holes, running around coverage and picking up 110 yards on 17 carries before sitting out the fourth quarter. “The backs ran well; the line blocked well,” Dooley said. “They were packing them in and trying to stop the run, but we did a nice job up front. The runners ran hard and I think we just wore them down a bit.” David Oku had his share of carries too and found some large holes for a 44-yard touchdown run with 5:00 left in the first quarter to give the Vols a 10-0 lead in the season opener for both teams. Denarius Moore ran 58 yards for a touchdown and caught a 42-yard scoring pass from Matt Simms. Moore finished with 66 yards on four catches, and Gerald Jones had 86 yards on six catches before injuring his left hand. Tennessee scored nearly every way it could. Austin Johnson and Greg King tackled D.J. McNeil in the end zone for a safety. Prentiss Wagner intercepted Derek Carr and ran 54 yards for a touchdown. Daniel Lincoln kicked field goals of 21 and 35 yards. “I was real proud of how we came out in the third quarter too,” Dooley said. “We weren’t relaxed or complacent. Overall, it was a good, solid win.” UT Martin’s young, inexperienced offense couldn’t find any rhythm. The Skyhawks neither completed a pass nor picked up a first down in the first quarter but were flagged for delay of game four times. By the end of the game, they had 142 yards on offense compared to Tennessee’s 537. The Vols shut out an opponent for the first time since Nov. 22, 2003, then they blanked Vanderbilt at home, 48-0. “The defense was aggressive,” Dooley said. “We tackled well, and those are the basics you worry about in the first game.” Carr finished 9-for-22 for 66 yards and threw two interceptions. The Skyhawks were penalized 11 times for 83 yards. In addition to his shared tackle for the safety, linebacker Johnson also intercepted a pass in his return

THE WRAPUP • Derek Dooley became the 18th of 22 UT head coaches to win his inaugural game. • Ten Vols started for the first time -- six on offense and four on defense. • Tennessee’s defense limited UT Martin to just three first downs, including one in the first half. • Ja’Wuan James, who started at right tackle, was one of 12 true freshmen to see action for the Vols. • UT finished the game with 332 yards rushing and 205 passing. • Redshirt freshman Joseph Ayres saw action at defensive tackle. Ayres is the great-great-grandson of Brown Ayres, who served as UT’s 12th president from 1904-19 and for whom Ayres Hall is named.

>> SCORING SUMMARY

1st UT Lincoln 21 field goal. UT Oku 44 run (Lincoln kick). UT Lincoln 35 field goal. 2nd UT Poole 24 run (Lincoln kick). 3rd UT Moore 58 run (Lincoln kick). UT Moore 42 pass from Simms (Lincoln kick). UT Poole 14 run (Lincoln kick). UT Team safety (McNeil tackled in end zone). 4th UT Waggner 54 interception return (Lincoln kick).

>> TEAM STATS

UT UTM First Downs 23 3 Rushes-Yards 43-332 29-56 Passing Yards 205 86 Passes (A-C-I) 30-17-1 26-11-2 Total Offensive Plays 73 55 Total Offense 537 142 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 3-0 Penalties-Yards 5-25 11-83 Punts-Average 4-40.8 10-41.7 Time of Possession 33:21 26:39 Third-Down Conversions 5 of 15 2 of 17 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 2 0 of 1 Sacks By-Yards 1-4 1-1

to the defensive side of the ball. “The last time I played linebacker in a real game would be my senior year in high school,” Johnson said. “It felt good to be back out there and playing linebacker. Before the game I was really going over my playbook trying to get all the stuff down I needed. Once I got out there it just kind of came to be and I was able to play fast.” Matt Simms completed 14 of 24 passes for 181 yards and the touchdown to Moore in his first Vols start.


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THE WRAPUP

6 7 0 0 -- 13 3 10 14 21 -- 48

Sept. 11 | Knoxville | Neyland Stadium | 7 p.m. | 102,035

THE VOLS

• Tennessee’s top four tacklers in the game all recorded career highs: Nick Reveiz (10), Chris Walker (8), Gerald Williams (7) and Prentiss Waggner (7). • Sophomore Marsalis Teague made his first defensive start at cornerback. Teague started five games at wide receiver in 2009. • The last time Tennessee was involved in a weather delay was at Arkansas in 2001, a game the Vols won 13-3. • The 35-point margin was Tennessee’s worst loss in Neyland Stadium history, topping the 33-0 defeat to VMI on Nov. 17, 1923.

Tennessee Oregon

STAFF 2010 REVIEW

Tennessee’s early success and a first-quarter weather delay couldn’t keep No. 7 Oregon from a big victory over the Vols. LaMichael James ran for 134 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown to open the second half, and the Ducks scored 45 consecutive points to beat Tennessee 48-13. The Vols were on the board first with a pair of Daniel Lincoln field goals before a thunderstorm roared through Knoxville, halting the game for 70 minutes. The delay didn’t seem to affect UT as the Big Orange defense held Oregon to a field goal and then scored the game’s first touchdown, a 1-yard plunge by Tauren Poole that made it 13-3. “I was proud of how we came out and competed early in the game,” UT head coach Derek Dooley said. “We screwed up the last three minutes of the half in all phases. So we go in halftime tied, which was fine. But we didn’t have a good look in our eye at halftime.” James had only 27 yards at the break after being targeted by the Volunteers’ defense for the entire first half. But he broke several tackles on the 72-yard touchdown run that vaulted Oregon into the lead for good. The Vols then seemed to fall apart. “You would have thought we were down 40,” Dooley said. “We hit some bad adversity in the third quarter and we didn’t handle it well.” The Vols were penalized for having an ineligible receiver on one play and a false start on another. A pass by Matt Simms intended for Zach Rogers was cleanly picked off by Cliff Harris, who returned it 76-yards for another score to give Oregon a 27-13 lead with 6:27 left in the third quarter. Simms, who completed 15 of 29 for 151 yards, struggled to connect with his receivers. Poole and backup David Oku couldn’t get their footing. Kenjon Barner, who scored five TDs filling in for James as the Ducks’ No. 1 tailback in a 72-0 win against New Mexico in Week 1, took a punt back 80 yards for a touchdown that made it 41-13 with 11:39 left. The Ducks struggled to find a first-half answer for Poole, who had 111 yards rushing in the first quarter. He finished with 162 yards on 23 carries. “He was great and we needed him to be,” Dooley said. “He ran hard. We caught them in some pretty good looks and they made adjustments.” Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas completed 17 of 32 for 202 yards and two touchdowns. The

Game 2

>> SCORING SUMMARY

1st UT Lincoln 48 field goal. UT Lincoln 35 field goal. ORE Beard 37 field goal. 2nd UT Poole 1 run (Lincoln kick). ORE Beard 42 field goal. ORE Paulson 27 pass from Thomas (Beard kick). 3rd ORE James 72 run (Beard kick). ORE Harris 76 interception return (Beard kick). 4th ORE Tuinei 29 pass from Thomas (Beard kick). ORE Barner 80 punt return (Beard kick). ORE Alston 2 run (Beard kick).

>> TEAM STATS

UT ORE First Downs 14 26 Rushes-Yards 36-182 44-245 Passing Yards 151 202 Passes (A-C-I) 29-15-1 32-17-0 Total Offensive Plays 65 76 Total Offense 333 447 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 7-60 6-38 Punts-Average 8-41.4 4-41.8 Time of Possession 31:13 28:47 Third-Down Conversions 2 of 15 5 of 12 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 1 1 of 1 Sacks By-Yards 1-10 2-13

Ducks picked up 447 yards of offense compared to the Vols’ 333 yards, despite holding the ball three fewer minutes than Tennessee. The officials halted play with 8:53 remaining in the first quarter after Lincoln’s second field goal when lightning was spotted in the area. The teams spent an hour in their locker rooms as heavy rain and lightning hovered over Neyland Stadium, and many of the capacity crowd of 102,035 fans huddled under overhangs and crowded the concourses.

OUTLOOK

Vols’ fast start, rain delay can’t keep Ducks from flying to easy triumph

>> Tennessee

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Poole 23 164 2 162 1 39 D.Rogers 1 21 0 21 0 21 Oku 7 12 4 8 0 3 Neal 2 2 0 2 0 1 Simms 3 2 13 -11 0 2 Totals 36 201 19 182 1 39 PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Simms 29 15 1 151 0 31 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Moore 4 37 0 17 Z.Rogers 3 45 0 31 Poole 3 17 0 14 Cooper 2 14 0 11 Hunter 1 31 0 31 Oku 1 5 0 5 Stocker 1 2 0 2 Totals 15 151 0 31

>> OREGON

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg James 16 142 8 134 1 72 Alston 9 43 3 40 1 8 Thomas 7 44 10 34 0 17 Barner 7 26 0 26 0 7 Costa 1 11 0 11 0 11 Hawkins 2 4 0 4 0 2 Team 2 0 4 -4 0 0 Totals 44 270 25 245 2 72 PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Thomas 32 17 0 202 2 29 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Maehl 5 50 0 17 Paulson 4 61 1 27 Tuinei 3 45 1 29 Barner 2 11 0 7 Davis 2 6 0 6 Williams 1 29 0 29 Totals 17 202 2 29

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2010 REVIEW Game 3

Tennessee Florida

3 0 7 7 -- 17 0 7 17 7 -- 31

Sept. 18 | Knoxville | Neyland Stadium | 3:30 p.m. | 102,455

>> Tennessee

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Oku 5 24 0 24 0 11 10 27 4 23 0 12 Poole Simms 8 16 34 -18 0 12 Totals 23 67 38 29 0 12 PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Simms 31 19 2 259 2 49 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Stocker 5 41 0 19 Z.Rogers 4 53 0 33 Hunter 3 60 1 35 Poole 3 38 0 31 Cooper 2 12 0 7 Moore 1 49 1 49 Oku 1 6 0 6 Totals 19 259 2 49

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>> FLORIDA

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Demps 26 94 21 73 0 18 Hines 1 36 0 36 0 36 Gillislee 8 27 0 27 2 11 Moody 5 20 0 20 0 9 Brantley 4 19 10 9 0 12 Burton 2 4 0 4 1 2 Team 3 0 19 -19 0 0 Totals 49 200 50 150 3 36 PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Brantley 23 14 0 167 1 24 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Thompson 4 55 0 24 Demps 3 34 0 16 Moore 2 26 0 14 Hines 2 15 0 13 Reed 1 22 0 22 Clark 1 8 0 8 Hammond 1 7 1 7 Totals 14 167 1 24

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Turnovers stifle second-half rally, Vols can’t reverse Gators’ streak Tennessee had its chance against a second straight top-10 foe, down seven points midway through the fourth quarter. But Florida used a nine-play drive capped by a 2-yard touchdown run from Trey Burton to seal a 31-17 victory at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee tied the game at 10 with a 49-yard touchdown pass from Matt Simms to Denarius Moore with 8:59 in the third quarter. Simms completed 19 of 31 for two touchdowns. Florida stalled on the next drive until Gators coach Urban Meyer called for a fake punt on fourthand-6. Omarius Hines ran 36 yards to keep the drive alive, and John Brantley eventually connected with Frankie Hammond on a 7-yard touchdown pass. “It was a big play; it was a good call by them,” UT head coach Derek Dooley said. “Looking back, we should have been in safe punt. We were trying to make something happen a little bit. They made a good play and got us on that.” Jeremy Brown picked off a pass by Simms on third-and-6 at the Tennessee 40, which set up Gillislee’s second touchdown that gave the Gators a 2410 lead just before the end of the third quarter. The Vols, who were hosting a second AP top 10 team in as many weeks, had found themselves in a similar situation a week earlier against Oregon and unraveled. They seemed on the verge of a meltdown again when Simms appeared to be sacked in the end zone for a safety, but an official review ruled him down on the 1. Tennessee punted but got the ball back when Dooley challenged a run by Jeff Demps, insisting the Florida track star had fumbled. The officials agreed, and the Vols answered with a 35-yard touchdown pass from Simms to true freshman Justin Hunter on fourth-and-6 to cut Florida’s lead to 2417 with a 11:24 left. Dooley, who was facing the Gators for the first time as head coach, said that’s the kind of reaction he expects from a team that hasn’t done much to prove it can fight back from adversity. “We should do that. I’m proud of them for that, but we should do that every game,” Dooley said. “All that does is give you a chance, and it proved out.” It also didn’t last very long. Florida responded with Trey Burton’s 2-yard touchdown run that iced the Vols, who allowed two more big sacks on Simms and turned the ball over with a fumble

THE WRAPUP • Linebacker Nick Reveiz (14) and safety Janzen Jackson (9) both turned in career highs in tackles. Reveiz also recovered a fumbled punt by the Gators. • True freshman James Stone replaced the injured JerQuari Schofield on the offensive line during the second half. Stone joined Ja’Wuan James as the Vols’ second true freshman on the offensive front. • Tight end Luke Stocker matched his career high with five catches, finishing with 41 receiving yards. • Florida’s six consecutive wins are the most in the series since the Vols won the first 10 contests from 1916-53. • Justin Hunter, another Vols true freshman, led UT with 60 receiving yards on three catches. Included was his first career touchdown, a 35-yard pass from Matt Simms that closed Tennessee to within 24-17 early in the fourth.

>> SCORING SUMMARY

1st UT Lincoln 49 field goal. 2nd FLA Gillislee 2 run (Sturgis kick). 3rd FLA Sturgis 44 field goal. UT Moore 49 pass from Simms (Lincoln kick). FLA Hammond 7 pass from Brantley (Sturgis kick). FLA Gillislee 5 run (Sturgis kick). 4th UT Hunter 35 pass from Simms (Lincoln kick). FLA Burton 2 run (Sturgis kick).

>> TEAM STATS

UT FLA First Downs 11 18 Rushes-Yards 23-29 49-150 Passing Yards 259 167 Passes (A-C-I) 31-19-2 23-14-0 54 72 Total Offensive Plays Total Offense 288 317 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 4-2 Penalties-Yards 9-54 5-25 Punts-Average 5-44.4 3-43.7 Time of Possession 23:14 36:46 Third-Down Conversions 2 of 13 8 of 14 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 2 1 of 2 Sacks By-Yards 1-8 6-34

by Tauren Poole. Poole, who entered the game leading the SEC in rushing, was held to 27 yards. UT scored first for the first time against Florida since 2001 when Daniel Lincoln kicked a first-quarter 49-yard field goal, tying his career high. But the Vols had their own struggles. After recovering a fumbled punt return by Janoris Jenkins at the Florida 21, the Vols drove 18 yards but missed a chance to score when Jonathan Bostic picked off a pass by Simms in the end zone.


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THE WRAPUP

14 9 0 0 3 6 -- 32 7 0 8 8 3 3 -- 29

Sept. 25 | Knoxville | Neyland Stadium | 12:21 p.m. | 95,183

THE VOLS

• Tennessee improved to 9-2 in overtime, including a 5-0 mark at Neyland Stadium. • Matt Simms’ 72-yard touchdown pass to Zach Rogers was Tennessee’s longest scoring pass play since Erik Ainge connected with Robert Meachem for an 84-yard TD at Memphis in 2006. • Tennessee started the game 0-for-10 on third down conversions until David Oku’s 1-yard run midway through the fourth quarter. The Vols finished the contest 2-of-15 on third down. • The Vols finished 2-2 at home in September.

Tennessee UAB

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>> SCORING SUMMARY

2010 REVIEW

Tennessee made its last chance at victory count, and the Vols escaped with a 32-29 win over UAB in double overtime at Neyland Stadium. Matt Simms threw the game-winner, a 25-yard touchdown to Denarius Moore on UT’s first play of the second overtime. The score was a sudden end to a seesaw affair that saw the Blazers rally from a 16-point halftime deficit. “He (Moore) was my first read on the play, came off the play action, the safety flat-footed there for a split second and that was all the time I needed to make my decision,” Simms said. “I just tried to put it in a place where he could go up and get it and jump over the corner, and that is exactly what he did.” The Volunteers held a 23-7 lead at halftime thanks mainly to Moore’s first touchdown, a 13-yard reception, and Zach Rogers’ 72-yard catch and run. Both of those plays came in the first quarter and were followed by a Daniel Lincoln 47-yard field goal and Prentiss Waggner’s second interception return for touchdown, this one from 9 yards just before the break. But the Blazers staged their comeback as David Isabelle found Frantrell Forrest on a 27-yard touchdown strike in the third quarter, and ran for 6 yards for another score in the fourth. After each touchdown, Bryan Ellis hit Jeffery Anderson on a pair of two-point conversions. Daniel Lincoln kicked a 40-yard field goal for Tennessee to open the first overtime, and UAB’s Josh Zahn, who missed field goals from 41, 35, 49, 30 and 54 in regulation, connected on a 35-yard field goal to answer. Ellis hit Pat Shed on a 14-yard pass to pick up a first down in the second overtime but his 7-yard pass to Patrick Hearn came up 4 yards short of the end zone, and Zahn scored on a 21-yard field goal to put UAB up 29-26 before the Vols’ final touchdown. The Blazers dominated the game in nearly every category. They picked up 544 yards compared to the Vols’ 287 yards, had eight more first downs and converted seven more third down attempts. Tennessee’s defense couldn’t stop UAB, who used Isabelle, the backup quarterback, to chip away yards with his runs and Ellis, the starter, to convert thirdand-long situations. Ellis completed 29 of 55 for 373 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Isabelle ran 16 times for 73 yards and completed 4 of 5 for 56 yards and a touchdown.

Game 4

1st UT Moore 13 pass from Simms (Lincoln kick). UAB Jones 52 pass from Ellis (Zahn kick). UT Z.Rogers 72 pass from Simms (Lincoln kick). 2nd UT Lincoln 47 field goal. UT Waggner 9 interception return (Kick block). 3rd UAB Forrest 27 pass from Isabelle (Anderson pass from Ellis). 4th UAB Isabelle 6 run (Anderson pass from Ellis). OT1 UT Lincoln 40 field goal. UAB Zahn 35 field goal. OT2 UAB Zahn 21 field goal. UT Moore 25 pass from Simms.

>> TEAM STATS

UT UAB First Downs 15 23 Rushes-Yards 27-42 32-115 Passing Yards 245 429 Passes (A-C-I) 34-19-0 60-33-1 61 92 Total Offensive Plays Total Offense 287 544 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 4-20 7-55 9-42.1 4-45.5 Punts-Average Time of Possession 23:53 36:07 Third-Down Conversions 2 of 15 9 of 23 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 2 of 2 Sacks By-Yards 0-0 5-39

Still, the Vols seemed to be in control in the first half. The Vols went for it on fourth-and-1 at the UAB 15 on its first drive and got two yards on a quarterback sneak by Simms, who threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Moore on the next play. UAB had just tied the game at 7 when Simms answered with the 72-yarder to Rogers on the next play. It was Tennessee’s longest play since an 87-yard touchdown run by LaMarcus Coker against Vanderbilt in 2006.

OUTLOOK

Simms-to-Moore toss lifts Vols past Blazers in double-overtime thriller

>> Tennessee

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Oku 8 35 2 33 0 12 Poole 6 25 2 23 0 11 Neal 4 20 0 20 0 11 D.Rogers 1 0 8 -8 0 0 8 13 39 -26 0 7 Simms Totals 27 93 51 42 0 12 PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Simms 34 19 0 245 3 72 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Moore 5 68 2 25 Stocker 4 56 0 17 Oku 3 23 0 9 Z.Rogers 2 78 1 72 D.Rogers 2 16 0 13 Rivera 2 6 0 3 Hunter 1 -2 0 0 Totals 19 245 3 72

>> UAB

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Isabelle 16 73 10 63 1 18 Shed 6 42 1 41 0 15 Borne 3 13 0 13 0 5 Franklin 1 7 0 7 0 7 Forrest 1 6 0 6 0 6 Ellis 1 2 0 2 0 2 Brooks 2 0 0 0 0 0 Jones 1 0 11 -11 0 0 Team 1 0 6 -6 0 0 Totals 32 143 28 115 1 18 PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg 55 29 1 373 1 52 Ellis Isabelle 5 4 0 56 1 27 Totals 60 33 1 429 2 52 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Forrest 7 109 1 42 Shed 7 58 0 14 Hearn 4 38 0 17 Anderson 3 53 0 34 Borne 3 48 0 28 Franklin 3 37 0 14 Jones 2 58 1 52 Williams 2 28 0 24 Ellis 1 1 0 1 Brooks 1 -1 0 0 Totals 33 429 2 52

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Tennessee LSU

7 0 0 7 -- 14 7 0 0 9 -- 16

Oct. 2 | Baton Rouge, La. | Tiger Stadium | 2:30 p.m. | 92,932

>> Tennessee

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Poole 24 110 1 109 1 20 Moore 2 16 0 16 0 16 Oku 1 3 0 3 0 3 Simms 10 9 41 -32 1 4 Totals 37 138 42 96 2 20 PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Simms 23 12 0 121 0 37 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Jones 5 46 0 26 Moore 2 19 0 13 Stocker 2 16 0 13 Hunter 1 37 0 37 Z.Rogers 1 5 0 5 Poole 1 -2 0 0 Totals 12 121 0 37

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>> LSU

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Ridley 22 124 1 123 1 59 Jefferson 5 100 0 100 1 83 Shepard 2 12 0 12 0 9 Ford 2 6 0 6 0 6 Murphy 2 5 12 -7 0 5 Lee 3 2 17 -15 0 2 Totals 36 249 30 219 2 83 PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Lee 23 16 1 185 0 47 Jefferson 10 3 2 30 0 17 Totals 33 19 3 215 0 47 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg D.Peterson 5 45 0 16 Randle 4 69 0 47 3 52 0 21 Toliver Shepard 3 26 0 12 Ridley 2 7 0 8 Ware 1 16 0 16 Murphy 1 0 0 0 Totals 19 215 0 47

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Vols win, then lose, after late penalty nullifies all-out effort against Tigers BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU scored on the game’s very first play and again on the very last play -- after Tennessee was penalized for too many men on the field. Those scores were enough to allow the Tigers to escape with a 16-14 decision that was beyond heartbreaking to the UT faithful. The Tigers remained unbeaten after a Volunteers penalty for too many players on the field rescued LSU from what appeared to be a botched final play. LSU was confused on third-and-goal from the 1 and allowed the clock to run nearly to zero before a mishandled shotgun snap seemingly ended the game and sent Tennessee players streaming onto the field in jubilation. The celebration was cut short when officials ruled the Vols had 13 defensive players on the field when the ball was snapped. Stevan Ridley then bulled into the end zone from less than a yard out for the wild finish. “I don’t know if I have ever had a loss like that,” UT head coach Derek Dooley said. “They changed personnel and ran a bunch of guys on the field. It was a lot of chaos. “Things happened fast and guys didn’t run off the field. The ball was snapped pretty quickly, and so we lose the game. I have never hurt like this before.” Jordan Jefferson had an 83-yard TD run on LSU’s first offensive play, but UT’s defense limited the Tigers after that, forcing four turnovers including three interceptions. Tennessee played without a turnover for the second game in a row. “Our guys fought and fought,” Dooley said. “We played great on special teams, we got turnovers and every time things went bad we kept sticking with it. It was a great football game.” Tennessee was in the game the whole way despite playing in its first road contest of the season. Tauren Poole’s 1-yard dive over the pile helped the Vols to a 7-7 tie at halftime. Matt Simms’ 3-yard touchdown run put the Vols in the lead with 11:34 left in the fourth quarter. The first interception of LaMarcus Thompson’s career in the Vols’ end zone put Tennessee in position to bury the Tigers in a hole with another score, but the Tigers’ defense got a critical stop on fourth-and-1 at the LSU 31. Poole topped 100 yards for the third time in 2010 with a 109-yard performance. Gerald Jones returned from a three-game absence after nursing a hand in-

THE WRAPUP • Tennessee was 3-of-5 on third-down conversion attempts in the first quarter after converting just two third-downs in each of the last two games. The Vols finished 7-of-15 for the afternoon. • Luke Stocker started his 30th consecutive game. • Matt Simms scored his first major college touchdown, a 3-yard run that gave Tennessee the lead 1410 early in the fourth quarter. • UT allowed two opposing ball-carriers to rush for 100 yards for the first time since UT’s 1990 Cotton Bowl win over Arkansas. • The Vols defense compiled 25 tackles by players from Louisiana -- Herman Lathers (10), Prentiss Waggner (8) and Janzen Jackson (7). Bayou State natives Dallas Thomas and Jarrod Shaw started on the offensive line. • The Vols did not score first for the first time in 2010. • For the first time all season (including overtime against UAB), Tennessee won the coin toss.

>> SCORING SUMMARY

1st LSU Jefferson 83 run (Jasper kick). UT Poole 1 run (Palardy kick). 4th LSU Jasper 31 field goal. UT Simms 3 run (Palardy kick). LSU Ridley 1 run.

>> TEAM STATS

UT LSU First Downs 12 20 Rushes-Yards 37-96 36-219 Passing Yards 121 215 23-12-0 33-19-3 Passes (A-C-I) Total Offensive Plays 60 69 217 434 Total Offense Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 3-10 9-54 Punts-Average 5-48.2 3-48.0 30:07 29:53 Time of Possession Third-Down Conversions 7 of 15 7 of 16 1 of 1 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 2 Sacks By-Yards 2-17 5-41

jury to lead the Vols with five receptions for 46 yards while helping UT convert a season-high seven third downs. LSU sacked Simms five times for 41 yards in losses that added to the Tigers’ total offensive margin of 434 to 217. Lake Charles, La., native Janzen Jackson was outstanding in his return to the Bayou State. The sophomore snagged his second career interception, returning it 14 yards, to go with seven tackles.


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THE WRAPUP

0 7 7 0 -- 14 17 10 14 0 -- 41

Oct. 9 | Athens, Ga. | Sanford Stadium | 12:21 p.m. | 92,746

THE VOLS 2010 REVIEW

• Justin Hunter became the first Vols receiver with 100 yards in a game since Robert Meachem had 145 against Kentucky in 2004. • Matt Simms’ streak of pass attempts without an interception was snapped at 72. • Rajion Neal’s first career catch was a 58-yarder from Simms that led to Tauren Poole’s third-quarter TD. Neal finished with two catches for 70 yards. • True freshman quarterback Tyler Bray saw his first meaningful action, entering the game in the fourth quarter and completing 8 of 12 passes for 81 yards. • Georgia controlled the clock for 34:33 to UT’s 25:27. • Chad Cunningham contributed a season-long punt of 55 yards in the second quarter.

Tennessee Georgia

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ATHENS, Ga. -- Aaron Murray ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more scores as Georgia snapped a four-game losing streak and defeated Tennessee 41-14 in a tough homecoming for Volunteers coach Derek Dooley. UT made this one easy on the Bulldogs, turning it over three times, giving up four sacks and falling behind 17-0 in the first quarter. “We ran into a motivated team today,” Dooley said of Georgia, which entered the game with a 1-4 record. “We got affected on the road and couldn’t keep our composure. We are not going to win with those types of turnovers.” Murray was 17 of 25 for 266 yards passing and ran seven times for 41 yards. A.J. Green had six catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. Georgia scored first when Murray raced nearly untouched for a 35-yard touchdown. Then it was time for Tennessee to start making mistakes. Matt Simms lofted a pass that was deflected and picked off by Bacarri Rambo, who managed to get one foot down just before he flew through the bench area and actually leaped over the famous hedge that surrounds the field. The first of the turnovers led to Blair Walsh’s 42yard field goal. On the ensuing kickoff, Eric Gordon had the ball knocked loose and Derek Owens recovered at the Tennessee 41. Murray struck right away, hooking up with Green on a 33-yard pass. After King was thrown for a loss, Murray hooked up with Rantavious Wooten on a 9-yard touchdown to give the Bulldogs a 17-point cushion. “That’s what we expected Georgia to be like at the beginning of the season,” Dooley said. “But I was disappointed in how we competed.” Tennessee’s only bright spot in the first half came after Simms appeared to headed for yet another sack, but managed to slip away from two defenders and loft a 38-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hunter. But any hope of the Vols rallying was snuffed out when Green hauled in a 22-yard touchdown pass down the middle that made it 24-7. Walsh added a 20-yard field goal for a 27-7 halftime lead. Just about everything went Georgia’s way. On the opening possession of the second half, Murray spun away from a would-be tackler in the backfield, took off running again to his left and managed to stick the ball

Game 6

>> SCORING SUMMARY

1st GA Murray 35 run (Walsh kick). GA Walsh 42 field goal. GA Wooten 9 pass from Murray (Walsh kick). 2nd UT Hunter 38 pass from Simms (Palardy kick). GA Green 22 pass from Murray (Walsh kick). GA Walsh 20 field goal. 3rd GA Murray 5 run (Walsh kick). UT Poole 2 run (Palardy kick). GA Chapas 1 run (Walsh kick).

>> TEAM STATS

UT GA First Downs 12 20 Rushes-Yards 26-9 36-136 Passing Yards 260 266 Passes (A-C-I) 25-17-1 25-17-0 Total Offensive Plays 51 61 Total Offense 269 402 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 1-0 Penalties-Yards 5-38 5-50 Punts-Average 5-44.0 4-43.5 Time of Possession 25:27 34:33 Third-Down Conversions 6 of 13 4 of 10 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 1 0 of 0 Sacks By-Yards 2-18 4-27

over the goal line just before stepping out of bounds. Hunter finished with four catches for 110 yards and the touchdown to highlight Tennessee offensive effort. He had receptions of 28 and 25 yards in addition to the touchdown play. Herman Lathers was UT’s defensive tackle leader with seven, while Janzen Jackson and Willie Bohannon added sacks. Limited by four Georgia sacks, Tennessee finished the game with just 9 rushing yards on 26 attempts.

OUTLOOK

Bulldogs bite Vols early & often in 41-14 decision at Athens

>> Tennessee

>> GEORGIA

PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Simms 13 9 1 179 1 58 Bray 12 8 0 81 0 22 Totals 25 17 1 260 1 58

PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Murray 25 17 0 266 2 33

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Poole 15 53 2 51 1 13 Neal 2 3 0 3 0 2 Moore 1 0 0 0 0 0 Jones 1 0 1 -1 0 0 Simms 6 6 27 -21 0 5 Team 1 0 23 -23 0 0 Totals 26 62 53 9 1 13

RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Hunter 4 110 1 38 Neal 3 70 0 58 Stocker 2 36 0 22 Moore 2 18 0 11 Poole 2 14 0 9 Z.Rogers 1 8 0 8 Rivera 1 4 0 4 Jones 1 3 0 3 D.Rogers 1 -3 0 0 Totals 17 260 1 58

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg King 13 66 8 58 0 16 Murray 7 59 18 41 2 35 Ealey 12 34 1 33 0 13 Munzenmaier 2 4 0 4 0 2 Chapas 1 1 0 1 1 1 Team 1 0 1 -1 0 0 Totals 36 164 28 136 3 35

RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Green 6 96 1 33 King 3 48 0 20 White 2 41 0 30 Charles 2 35 0 25 Ealey 2 20 0 12 Durham 1 17 0 17 Wooten 1 9 1 9 Totals 17 266 2 33

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2010 REVIEW Game 7

Tennessee Alabama

7 3 0 0 -- 10 3 10 21 7 -- 41

Oct. 23 | Knoxville | Neyland Stadium | 7 p.m. | 102,455

>> Tennessee

>> ALABAMA

PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Simms 22 12 1 117 0 26 Bray 14 5 1 39 0 16 Totals 36 17 2 156 0 26

PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg McElroy 32 21 0 264 0 42 McCarron 3 3 0 62 1 47 Totals 35 24 0 326 1 47

RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Jones 7 52 0 15 Stocker 3 26 0 10 Neal 2 29 0 26 D.Rogers 2 19 0 23 Rivera 1 16 0 16 Poole 1 8 0 8 Z.Rogers 1 6 0 6 Totals 17 156 0 26

RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Jones 12 221 0 47 4 73 0 36 Maze Hanks 3 10 0 9 Dial 1 11 0 11 Richardson 1 5 1 5 Williams 1 4 0 4 Alexander 1 3 0 3 Ingram 1 -1 0 0 Totals 24 326 1 47

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Poole 14 122 5 117 1 59 Neal 6 36 0 36 0 22 Simms 3 9 1 8 0 9 D.Rogers 1 3 0 3 0 3 Moore 1 2 0 2 0 2 Jones 2 3 5 -2 0 3 3 9 14 -5 0 9 Bray Totals 30 184 25 159 1 59

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RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Richardson 12 119 0 119 1 65 Ingram 14 88 0 88 2 42 Goode 2 4 0 4 0 2 McCarron 1 4 0 4 0 4 Fowler 2 4 1 3 0 4 McElroy 2 1 7 -6 1 1 1 0 2 -2 0 0 Team Totals 34 220 10 210 4 65

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Vols close at intermission, then undone by Tide’s second-half surge Trent Richardson’s 65-yard touchdown run and 5-yard touchdown reception were part of 28 unanswered second-half points as No. 7 Alabama beat Tennessee 41-10 at Neyland Stadium. The Vols seemed ready for another close game against the Crimson Tide, this time under first-year coach Derek Dooley, who was facing former boss Nick Saban. Dooley was part of Saban’s coaching staff for seven seasons at LSU and the Miami Dolphins. Alabama, which had won 21 straight over unranked opponents, came out of halftime with only a 13-10 lead after a sluggish first half. But the Tide wasted no time in the third quarter, getting three straight first downs on its opening drive before Mark Ingram pushed the ball 1 yard for the touchdown for a 20-10 lead. The Vols attempted to pressure the Crimson Tide’s running game by blitzing and pressuring quarterback Greg McElroy, but the effort wore down a team plagued by a lack of depth. McElroy completed 21 of 32 for 264 yards, mostly to receiver Julio Jones. “We watched the film and the film says they throw it,” Dooley said. “They threw for 326. We struggled to stop it.” Richardson and Ingram had just 91 yards rushing at halftime, but added 96 yards on the ground in the third quarter, including Richardson’s touchdown and a pair of 1-yard scoring runs by Ingram. Richardson finished with 119 yards on 12 carries, and Ingram had 88 yards on 14 runs. “We fought them pretty hard for 30 minutes and were scrapping and fighting,” Dooley said. “The third quarter, obviously, was the difference.” For their part, the Volunteers had a few shots to keep the game competitive in the second half. Matt Simms led a long drive that eventually stalled at the Alabama 35 after three straight run plays, and Michael Palardy missed a 52-yard field goal attempt that could have cut the Crimson Tide’s lead to a touchdown. Simms drove the Vols the length of the field when they got the ball back after Richardson’s touchdown, but Robert Lester stepped in front of a would-be touchdown pass to Gerald Jones and took the ball to the Vols 20. Simms finished 12 for 22 for 117 yards and an interception, but no touchdowns. “I think Matt did some really good things,” Dooley said. “He just had a couple of bad decisions.” Tennessee got the first score for the first time since

THE WRAPUP • Justin Hunter made his first career start at wide receiver, becoming the fifth true freshman and fourth position player to start for the Vols this season. • Tauren Poole broke loose for a 59-yard touchdown in the first quarter that was the longest rush of his career. • Freshman placekicker Michael Palardy scored his first career field goal on a 33-yarder to end the first half. • Chad Cunningham averaged a season-best 48.2 yards per punt on six kicks. • Nick Reveiz finished with 11 tackles to lead the Vols for the fifth time in seven games. • The Vols were shut out in the second half for the third time this season.

>> SCORING SUMMARY

1st UT Poole 59 run (Palardy kick). ALA Shelley 36 field goal. 2nd ALA McElroy 1 run (Shelley kick). ALA Shelley 42 field goal. UT Palardy 33 field goal. 3rd ALA Ingram 1 run (Shelley kick). ALA Richardson 65 run (Shelley kick). ALA Ingram 1 run (Shelley kick). 4th ALA Richardson 5 pass from McCarron (Foster kick).

>> TEAM STATS

UT ALA First Downs 19 24 Rushes-Yards 30-159 34-210 Passing Yards 156 326 Passes (A-C-I) 36-17-2 35-24-0 Total Offensive Plays 66 69 315 536 Total Offense Fumbles-Lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 5-48 5-52 Punts-Average 6-48.2 2-47.0 28:00 32:00 Time of Possession Third-Down Conversions 5 of 15 7 of 13 0 of 1 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 1 Sacks By-Yards 1-7 2-14

the Vols’ 17-13 win in 2004. Tauren Poole found a gaping hole in the line and ran 59 yards to the end zone with 8:44 left in the first quarter. Poole finished with 117 yards on the ground, becoming the first player to rush for more than 100 yards against Alabama since Mississippi’s BenJarvus Green-Ellis ran for 131 on Oct. 13, 2007. Jones set an Alabama game record with 221 yards on 12 catches for the Crimson Tide, which got its fourth straight win over Tennessee for the first time since 1992.


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THE WRAPUP

3 7 7 7 -- 24 0 10 14 14 -- 38

Oct. 30 | Columbia, S.C. | Williams-Brice Stadium | 12:21 p.m. | 79,336

THE VOLS 2010 REVIEW

• Herman Lathers and LaMarcus Thompson tied for UT’s tackle honors with seven apiece. Lathers added a sack, another tackle for loss and a QB hurry. • Nick Reveiz intercepted the first pass of his career to thwart a South Carolina scoring chance on the game’s opening drive. • Four of Gerald Jones’ six receptions converted third downs and kept Tennessee drives alive. • Quarterback Matt Simms opened the game 6-of-6 for 119 yards. • Denarius Moore’s 228 receiving yards were second in the UT history books to Kelley Washington’s 256 against LSU in 2001.

Tennessee South Carolina

>> SCORING SUMMARY

1st UT Palardy 39 field goal. 2nd SC Lanning 40 field goal. SC Lattimore 1 run (Lanning kick). UT Stocker 12 pass from Simms (Palardy kick). 3rd SC Garcia 1 run (Lanning kick). SC Taylor 24 interception return (Lanning kick). UT Moore 30 pass from Bray (Palardy kick). 4th UT Jones 17 pass from Bray (Palardy kick). SC Jeffery 70 pass from Garcia (Lanning kick). SC Garcia 1 run (Lanning kick).

>> TEAM STATS

UT SC First Downs 21 20 Rushes-Yards 37-92 43-212 Passing Yards 312 223 Passes (A-C-I) 28-19-1 22-13-1 Total Offensive Plays 65 65 Total Offense 404 435 Fumbles-Lost 3-3 2-0 Penalties-Yards 7-57 6-49 Punts-Average 2-48.5 3-40.0 Time of Possession 31:32 28:28 Third-Down Conversions 7 of 14 7 of 13 Fourth-Down Conversions 2 of 3 0 of 0 Sacks By-Yards 2-9 6-41

quarter,” Dooley said. “But to the team’s credit, they showed a little resolve and tied the score. “At the end of the day, mistakes were the difference. You’re not going to beat a team that is going to the Georgia Dome when you spit it up four times and give up six sacks.” Wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers led the Tennessee rushing attack with 49 yards on five carries around end. Bray finished 9-of-15 for 159 yards and the two scores in relief of Matt Simms.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Alshon Jeffery hauled in a 70yard touchdown catch to help South Carolina escape a Tennessee comeback and remain in control of the SEC East. Jeffery caught a routine pass over the middle with the game tied at 24-all, moved toward the right sideline and outran several Vols defenders to for a critical TD in the Gamecocks 38-24 victory. “The worst that should have come from that play was a first down for 12 yards, but that’s what great players do,” UT head coach Derek Dooley said. “That’s what impact, game-changing players do. If you look at the fourth quarter, who took over? Nos. 1 and 21, and that’s what great players do.” Jeffery, who wears the No. 1 jersey, was joined by freshman tailback Marcus Lattimore, who wears 21, as the offensive stars for the Gamecocks. Jeffery finished with 3 catches for 87 yards and his winning TD reception, while Lattimore rushed 29 times for a career-high 184 yards and another score. The Vols had rallied from a 14-point deficit on a pair of touchdown passes from backup quarterback Tyler Bray to tie the game at 24-24. To spark the comeback, Tennessee pulled off its first successful fake punt since 2004 when Chad Cunningham ran for 25 yards on fourth-and-10. On the next play, Bray connected with Denarius Moore on a 30yard scoring pass to pull within a touchdown. Bray and Moore were at it again on Tennessee’s next series. The two combined for a 64-yard reception to the Gamecocks 2 and, after a personal foul penalty pushed the Vols back, Bray hit Gerald Jones for a 17-yard touchdown to tie it up at 24-all. Bray, playing in his first meaningful action, told his teammates not to hang their heads. “I came back in the second half and said, ‘Hey guys, lets go’ and started throwing it to the playmakers,” said Bray, who also threw an interception that defensive end Devin Taylor returned 24 yards for a touchdown. Moore was Tennessee’s offensive star, finishing the game with 228 receiving yards on just six receptions. The senior’s previous game high was 86 at the 2008 Outback Bowl against Wisconsin. The teams were tied 10-10 at halftime when UT turned the ball over twice early in the third quarter. South Carolina capitalized both times with easy touchdowns to take its 24-10 advantage. “It is impossible to have a worse start in the third

Game 8

OUTLOOK

Vols rally from 14-point deficit before Gamecocks strike twice in 4th

>> Tennessee

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg D.Rogers 5 50 1 49 0 19 16 40 7 33 0 9 Poole Cunningham 1 25 0 25 0 25 Neal 6 16 0 16 0 9 Z.Rogers 1 9 0 9 0 9 Simms 4 1 16 -15 0 1 Bray 3 0 24 -24 0 0 Team 1 0 1 -1 0 0 Totals 26 62 53 9 1 13 PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg 15 9 1 159 2 62 Bray Simms 13 10 0 153 1 64 Totals 28 19 1 312 3 64 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg 6 228 1 64 Moore Jones 6 49 1 17 Poole 3 21 0 11 Stocker 2 16 1 12 Fugate 1 4 0 4 Neal 1 -6 0 0 Totals 19 312 3 64

>> SOUTH CAROLINA

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Lattimore 29 187 3 184 1 40 Garcia 10 35 17 18 2 13 Maddox 2 9 0 9 0 8 Shaw 1 2 0 2 0 2 Team 1 0 1 -1 0 0 Totals 43 233 21 212 3 40 PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg 22 13 1 223 1 70 Garcia RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg 3 87 1 70 Jeffery Moore 3 41 0 20 DiMarco 2 37 0 26 Gurley 2 33 0 22 Lattimore 2 26 0 17 Sanders 1 -1 0 0 Totals 13 223 1 70

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Tennessee Memphis

13 27 10 0 -- 50 7 0 0 7 -- 14

Nov. 6 | Memphis | Liberty Bowl Stadium | 7 p.m. | 39,742

>> Tennessee

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Poole 16 104 3 101 1 27 Neal 4 16 2 14 0 9 6 13 1 12 0 4 Oku Williams 2 4 1 3 0 4 Z.Rogers 1 1 0 1 0 1 D.Rogers 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 2 -2 0 0 Team Totals 32 139 9 130 1 27 PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Bray 33 19 0 325 5 42 Simms 5 3 0 54 0 34 Totals 38 22 0 379 5 42 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Moore 6 103 1 34 5 66 1 26 Jones Stocker 3 56 0 32 Rivera 3 29 0 11 Poole 2 50 1 41 Hunter 1 42 1 42 D.Rogers 1 22 1 22 Oku 1 11 0 11 Totals 22 379 5 42

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>> memphis

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Ray 14 60 0 60 0 20 Longstreet 8 32 6 26 0 14 Foster 1 5 0 5 0 5 Smith 2 2 5 -3 0 2 Williams 6 2 26 -24 0 2 Totals 31 101 37 64 0 20 PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Williams 27 18 2 221 2 38 Smith 5 2 1 23 0 17 Totals 32 20 3 244 2 38 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Rucker 5 76 2 38 Longstreet 3 40 0 29 Ray 3 34 0 25 3 29 0 17 Foster McKenzie 2 37 0 22 Rehrer 2 13 0 7 B.Johnson 1 10 0 10 C.Johnson 1 5 0 5 Totals 20 244 2 38

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Vols turn calendar, turn to Bray in offensive showcase against Tigers MEMPHIS -- Freshman quarterback Tyler Bray, starting his first game for Tennessee, threw for 325 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Volunteers to a 50-14 victory over Memphis. The victory snapped a four-game October losing streak for Tennessee, which was never threatened after the first quarter. Bray, who took over the helm one week earlier in relief of junior Matt Simms, picked apart the young Memphis secondary from the start. “It was obviously a great first half by the team,” UT head coach Derek Dooley said. “We outmatched them, and we did what we should do. It’s been awhile since we got a win, so it was a nicer scene in the locker room.” Tauren Poole rushed for 101 yards, and scored twice -- once on a 21-yard run and another on a 9-yard pass from Bray. The Vols would end the night with 510 yards of offense, including 379 through the air. Memphis actually scored first, but Tennessee’s 50 consecutive points matched UT’s largest scoring output of the season. Ryan Williams connected on 18 of 27 passes for 221 yards for the Tigers. The bulk of Bray’s statistics came in the first half as he completed 17 of 28 passes for 308 yards and all five of his touchdown passes. That helped the Vols carry a 40-7 lead into halftime. “He played well, obviously,” Dooley said. “But we outmatched them on the perimeter. Let’s not get too excited is what I’m saying. He did what he should have done -- throw and catch.” Tennessee already had 398 yards of offense at the break. Bray was spreading out the scoring passes, hitting Poole and Justin Hunter (42 yards) for touchdowns in the first quarter. The second quarter scoring passes were to Denarius More (14 yards), Da’Rick Rogers (22 yards) and Gerald Jones (9 yards). Michael Palardy added field goals of 24 and 32 yards for Tennessee, which scored on every possession. except its first, in the half. For his efforts, Bray was named the SEC’s Freshman of the Week. The Vols held the Tigers to 117 yards of offense, including only 8 yards rushing in the opening 30 minutes. Memphis finished the game with 308 yards of total offense. Midway through the third quarter, Simms re-

THE WRAPUP • Tennessee forced five turnovers for the first time in a game since a 63-20 win over Arkansas in 2000. • UT didn’t allow a sack for the first time all season. • Bray’s five first-half touchdowns are believed to be a UT record for scoring tosses in the opening 30 minutes. • Denarius Moore (103) and Tauren Poole (101) became the 43rd WR/TB duo in UT history to top 100 yards in the same game. • Governor-elect Bill Haslam tossed the coin prior to kickoff.

>> SCORING SUMMARY

1st MEM Rucker 4 pass from Williams (Henriques kick). UT Poole 9 pass from Bray (kick failed). UT Hunter 42 pass from Bray (Palardy kick). 2nd UT Palardy 24 field goal. UT Moore 14 pass from Bray (Palardy kick). UT D.Rogers 22 pass from Bray (Palardy kick). UT Jones 9 pass from Bray (Palardy kick). UT Palardy 32 field goal. 3rd UT Poole 21 run (Palardy kick). UT Palardy 33 field goal. 4th MEM Rucker 38 pass from Williams (Henriques kick).

>> TEAM STATS

UT MEM First Downs 22 17 Rushes-Yards 32-130 31-64 Passing Yards 379 244 38-22-0 32-20-3 Passes (A-C-I) Total Offensive Plays 70 63 509 308 Total Offense Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-2 Penalties-Yards 5-29 4-31 Punts-Average 2-34.5 5-45.8 29:11 30:49 Time of Possession Third-Down Conversions 9 of 15 4 of 12 0 of 2 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 1 Sacks By-Yards 5-31 0-0

placed Bray and was 3 of 5 for 54 yards. In addition to Poole’s 21-yard scoring run, Palardy added his third field goal of the night from 33 yards out in the second half. Defensive tackle Malik Jackson led Tennessee’s defensive effort with a team-high and career best eight tackles, including two sacks and another for lost yardage. The junior also intercepted his first career pass and returned it 44 yards to set up Poole’s rushing TD.


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THE WRAPUP

21 10 14 7 -- 52 0 14 0 0 -- 14

Nov. 13 | Knoxville | Neyland Stadium | Noon | 96,044

THE VOLS 2010 REVIEW

• Tennessee 52 points were the most scored by the Vols in a regulation SEC game since 2003. • The Bray-to-Hunter TD was Tennessee’s first touchdown on the opening play from scrimmage since Erik Ainge connected with Arian Foster to begin the 2007 contest at Kentucky. • The interception returns for touchdowns by Eric Gordon and Prentiss Waggner were the third and fourth for UT this season. • Returning from a five-game injury absence, Daniel Lincoln kicked a 43-yard field goal that was his eighth consecutive made field goal to begin the season, tying his own school record.

Tennessee Mississippi

STAFF

Tyler Bray threw three touchdown passes, two of them to Justin Hunter, and Tennessee returned two pass interceptions for touchdowns to capture its first Southeastern Conference win of the season with a 52-14 victory over Mississippi. It also was Derek Dooley’s first SEC win as Tennessee’s coach and first streak of two wins. The Vols have never gone a season without an SEC victory and have won at least three conference games every season since 1977. Tauren Poole added a pair of late touchdown runs as UT snapped a six-game losing streak against SEC West opponents. “It was just a phenomenal effort by our players,” Dooley said. “We were focused. We had our best week of practice and it just showed.” On Tennessee’s first play from scrimmage, Bray attempted a pass to Gerald Jones that was tipped by Mississippi’s Jonathan Cornell right into the hands of Justin Hunter. Hunter had 80 yards of green space and took it all the way to the end zone. The Vols were in control the whole game, thanks to Bray’s passing. Tennessee had only seven yards on the ground in the first half but countered it with 265 yards by air. By the end of the game, Tennessee had outgained Ole Miss 441 yards to 295 on offense. Bray finished 18-of-34 with 323 yards. In two games as the starter, Bray has completed 37-of-67 for 648 yards and eight touchdowns without turning the ball over. Hunter had 114 yards on three catches and Poole had 107 yards on 12 carries. Ole Miss couldn’t get its offense going with Masoli being pressured by the Vols’ defensive line all day. The Rebels entered having given up only seven sacks in eight games, but UT took Masoli down twice and sacked backup Nathan Stanley once. Tennessee took a 21-0 lead with 2:33 left in the first quarter when Eric Gordon picked off a pass by Masoli at the Rebels 46 and ran it back for a touchdown. Prentiss Waggner returned another Masoli interception for a score, his third touchdown on an interception return this season, setting a UT record. “It’s a big honor,” Waggner said. “I really didn’t know about the record until you guys told me. I think it’s all because of the grace of God that I got that interception and got it into the end zone.”

Game 10

>> SCORING SUMMARY

1st UT Hunter 80 pass from Bray (Lincoln kick). UT Moore 17 pass from Bray (Lincoln kick). UT Gordon 46 interception return (Lincoln kick). 2nd MISS Bolden 17 run (Rose kick). UT Hunter 22 pass from Bray (Lincoln kick). MISS Bolden 2 run (Rose kick). UT Lincoln 43 field goal. 3rd UT Waggner 10 interception return (Lincoln kick). UT Poole 36 run (Lincoln kick). 4th UT Poole 35 run (Lincoln kick).

>> TEAM STATS

UT MISS First Downs 20 14 Rushes-Yards 28-118 39-196 Passing Yards 323 99 Passes (A-C-I) 35-18-0 24-10-4 Total Offensive Plays 63 63 Total Offense 441 295 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 6-45 6-72 Punts-Average 8-37.1 8-48.1 Time of Possession 30:33 29:27 Third-Down Conversions 7 of 16 2 of 12 Fourth-Down Conversions 0 of 0 0 of 1 Sacks By-Yards 3-15 3-18

Masoli finished 7-of-18 for 80 yards, with three interceptions and no touchdowns. And the quarterback known for his scrambling abilities had even less success on the ground, with 22 yards rushing. Mississippi entered the game with a ground game that ranked second in the SEC and 13th in the nation, and the Rebels tailbacks did their best to make up for Masoli’s struggles. Brandon Bolden ran for 113 yards and scored on touchdown runs of 17 yards and 2 yards for the Rebels’ only scores.

OUTLOOK

Resurgent Vols overwhelm Rebels with two pick-sixes, scoring onslaught

>> Tennessee

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Poole 12 113 6 107 2 36 D.Rogers 2 28 0 28 0 17 0 4 Z.Rogers 1 4 0 4 Oku 3 3 2 1 0 3 Neal 4 4 5 -1 0 3 Bray 4 2 18 -16 0 2 Team 2 0 5 -5 0 0 Totals 28 154 36 118 2 36 PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Bray 34 18 0 323 3 80 0 0 Simms 1 0 0 0 Totals 35 18 0 323 3 80 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Moore 4 88 1 38 Jones 4 48 0 22 Stocker 4 40 0 24 Hunter 3 114 2 80 Rivera 2 35 0 26 Poole 1 -2 0 0 Totals 18 323 3 80

>> MISSISSIPPI

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Bolden 12 113 0 113 2 29 Davis 11 45 5 40 0 8 Scott 5 31 0 31 0 25 7 31 9 22 0 17 Masoli Thomas 2 7 0 7 0 4 Stanley 2 0 17 -17 0 0 Totals 39 227 31 196 2 29 PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg 0 26 Masoli 18 7 3 80 Stanley 6 3 1 19 0 18 Totals 24 10 4 99 0 26 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Harris 3 43 0 26 Neat 1 22 0 22 Summers 1 18 0 18 Herman 1 8 0 8 Contartesi 1 6 0 6 Logan 1 4 0 4 Epperson 1 3 0 3 Bolden 1 -5 0 0 Totals 10 99 0 26

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Tennessee Vanderbilt

7 7 0 10 -- 24 0 3 0 7 -- 10

Nov. 20 | Nashville | Vanderbilt Stadium | 6:30 p.m. | 37,017

>> Tennessee

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Poole 23 107 8 99 1 28 Jones 2 19 0 19 0 12 Oku 6 17 1 16 0 5 Moore 1 1 0 1 0 1 Bray 2 1 8 -7 0 1 Totals 34 145 17 128 1 28 PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Bray 27 16 2 232 2 34 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Jones 6 80 0 23 D.Rogers 3 59 0 27 Moore 2 31 1 20 Oku 1 34 0 34 Hunter 1 15 1 15 1 11 0 11 Poole Cooper 1 4 0 4 Stocker 1 -2 0 0 Totals 16 232 2 34

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>> VANDERBILT

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Reeves 17 64 4 60 0 11 Smith 11 39 17 22 0 11 2 15 0 15 0 13 Funk Tate 3 15 0 15 0 7 Krause 1 0 0 0 0 0 Samuels 2 1 2 -1 0 1 Totals 36 134 23 111 0 13 PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Funk 14 9 1 146 1 43 Smith 27 11 1 76 0 14 Totals 41 20 2 222 1 43 RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg Matthews 5 62 1 16 Herndon 4 31 0 14 Barden 3 58 0 43 Tate 3 11 0 12 Wimberly 2 34 0 28 Cole 1 21 0 21 Krause 1 8 0 8 Umoh 1 -3 0 0 Totals 20 222 1 43

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Vols struggle but clip Commodores behind defensive effort, late TD run NASHVILLE -- Tauren Poole rushed for 99 yards and the game-clinching touchdown and Tennessee kept its bowl hopes alive with a 24-10 win over Vanderbilt. The Commodores threatened with a late touchdown, but Tennessee sent Vanderbilt to its sixth straight loss when Poole took advantage of a failed onside kick to rip off a 28-yard touchdown run with 1:11 remaining. “I knew it’d be tough,” UT head coach Derek Dooley said. “We had opportunities to put the game away and didn’t capitalize. Tyler [Bray] struggled with decision-making and you have to give Vanderbilt a lot of credit for that.” Tennessee won its third straight game for the first time since 2007. Bray threw for 232 yards but struggled with two interceptions, his first real adversity since taking over as starter three weeks ago. That didn’t stop the Volunteers from beating the Commodores for the fifth straight time and 27th of 28 in the series. “With all of the mistakes, we still held them to 10 points and found a way to win,” Dooley said. “That’s all that matters.” As expected in a game featuring the SEC East’s two one-win teams, neither squad was particularly sharp. Bray got off to a fast start, completing nine of his first 10 passes to give the Vols a 14-0 lead midway through the second quarter. He threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Justin Hunter in the first quarter and a 20-yard scoring pass to Denarius Moore midway in the second. But Bray killed Tennessee’s next two drives with interceptions, and then had trouble connecting with his receivers the rest of the way, finishing 16-of-27. “Second half, they made a great adjustment and had a lot of movement with their defensive line and linebackers,” said Gerald Jones, who caught six passes for 80 yards. “It made it hard for our offensive linemen, but our defense stepped up for us.” While the offense struggled to find consistency, the defense took advantage of several Vanderbilt miscues. UT defensive tackle Gerald Williams was in on several big plays. The senior had eight tackles, including a sack, and also blocked a Commodores field goal try. For his efforts, the SEC named Williams its Defensive Lineman of the Week. Vanderbilt quarterbacks threw two interceptions

THE WRAPUP • Tennessee held the lead after the first quarter for the ninth time in 11 games this season. The only other results were a 7-7 tie at LSU and a 17-0 deficit at Georgia. • The Vols recorded multiple interceptions in a third consecutive game for the first time since 2007. • Daniel Lincoln connected on his ninth consecutive field goal to start the season, breaking his own record of eight set in 2007. • Tyler Bray’s streak of 96 consecutive passes without an interception was snapped in the second quarter. • Freshman Da’Rick Rogers registered career bests with three receptions for 59 yards, including a career-long catch of 27 yards. • Gerald Williams’ blocked field goal was Tennessee’s first since Dan Williams turned the trick in the second overtime of the Vols’ memorable 2007 win at Kentucky. • Tauren Poole missed by one his seventh 100-yard game.

>> SCORING SUMMARY

1st UT Hunter 15 pass from Bray (Lincoln kick). 2nd UT Moore 20 pass from Bray (Lincoln kick). VAN Fowler 31 field goal. 4th UT Lincoln 28 field goal. VAN Matthews 16 pass from Funk (Fowler kick). UT Poole 28 run (Lincoln kick).

>> TEAM STATS

UT VAN First Downs 19 23 Rushes-Yards 34-128 36-111 Passing Yards 232 222 Passes (A-C-I) 27-16-2 41-20-2 Total Offensive Plays 61 77 360 333 Total Offense Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 9-75 6-35 Punts-Average 5-37.2 6-45.2 30:16 29:44 Time of Possession Third-Down Conversions 7 of 15 8 of 18 1 of 1 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 Sacks By-Yards 3-12 1-8

and were 20-of-41, continuing a season-long trend of completing less than 50 percent of their passes. Starter Larry Smith was pulled late in the game for Funk after completing just 11-of-27 passes for 76 yards. Herman Lathers was Tennessee’s tackle leader for the third time this season, finishing with 10, while Nick Reveiz added nine. Prentiss Waggner and Janzen Jackson each notched their fourth inteceptions of the year, with Jackson’s halting a Vanderbilt drive at the goal line.


RECAPS

THE WRAPUP

0 14 7 3 -- 24 7 0 7 0 -- 14

Nov. 27 | Knoxville | Neyland Stadium | 12:21 p.m. | 101,170

THE VOLS 2010 REVIEW

• Kentucky native Luke Stocker kept his streak alive as the only Vol with a reception in every game this season. Stocker finished with 5 catches for 55 yards. • Michael Palardy rushed 16 yards with Tennessee’s second successful fake punt this year. • Marsalis Teague and Janzen Jackson both set career bests for tackles to lead the Vols with 11 apiece. • Tyler Bray completed 20 of 38 passes for 354 yards -- all career highs -- and was named SEC Freshman of the Week for the third time in November. • Denarius Moore made all seven of his catches for 205 yards and a TD in the second and third quarters. • The Vols finished the regular season with 17 interceptions, tied for second best in the SEC and tied for ninth nationally. • Tennessee averaged 99,781 fans for seven home games at Neyland Stadium.

Tennessee Kentucky

STAFF

Tyler Bray threw for 354 yards and two touchdowns as Tennessee extended its winning streak over Kentucky to 26 straight games to become bowl eligible with a 24-14 victory at Neyland Stadium. After losing four games in October, the Vols were perfect in their four November games. They also upheld the longest active streak in a series between two major college teams, one that’s survived 10 coaches on the two squads and is older than any player on either side’s roster. “It’s hard to describe how proud I am of this football team,” UT head coach Derek Dooley said. “Sitting there at 2-6 and people are talking about us being the worst football team in Tennessee history, and nobody in this organization flinched. I’m real proud of that.” Denarius Moore caught one of Bray’s touchdown passes and had 205 yards receiving to become the only Vols receiver in history to have more than 200 yards receiving in two games in either a season or career. Moore had 228 yards in an Oct. 30 loss to South Carolina. “It’s a blessing,” Moore said. “It’s an honor to have this feeling right now.” Kentucky tied the game at 14 with 10:10 left in the third quarter when Mike Hartline hit Tyler Robinson on a 2-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-1. The Wildcats got the ball back on the next drive when Bray threw one of his two interceptions in the game to Mychal Bailey in the Kentucky end zone. They couldn’t capitalize, and Tennessee drove 73 yards and got a 2-yard touchdown run by Tauren Poole on its ensuing drive to take the lead. Daniel Lincoln kicked a 36-yard field goal with 9:19 in the fourth quarter to pad the margin. Hartline struggled to connect with his receivers late but finished 31-of-44 for 272 yards, the touchdown and an interception. Randall Cobb had 13 catches for 116 yards but did not score a touchdown for the first game all season. Derrick Locke ran 24 times for 97 yards, but only eight of those yards came after halftime. Kentucky appeared poised to take a 14-point lead late in the first quarter after putting together a 16-play, 78-yard drive. But Locke fumbled at the Vols 1 and Tennessee’s Nick Reveiz recovered in the end zone. “That ball just squirted out right in front of me,” Reveiz said. “All I know is that when I saw that ball, I was getting it. No one else was getting it.”

Game 12

>> SCORING SUMMARY

1st KY Locke 17 run (McIntosh kick). 2nd UT Jones 11 pass fro m Bray (Lincoln kick). UT Moore 12 pass from Bray (Lincoln kick). 3rd KY Robinson 2 pass from Hartline (McIntosh kick). UT Poole 2 run (Lincoln kick). 4th UT Lincoln 36 field goal.

>> TEAM STATS

UT KY First Downs 23 26 Rushes-Yards 26-76 36-118 Passing Yards 354 272 Passes (A-C-I) 38-20-2 46-31-1 Total Offensive Plays 64 82 Total Offense 430 390 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-2 Penalties-Yards 3-37 6-39 Punts-Average 3-35.3 5-37.2 Time of Possession 26:44 33:16 Third-Down Conversions 4 of 12 7 of 16 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 2 of 2 Sacks By-Yards 2-19 2-20

After Reveiz’ recovery, Bray completed four passes, including a 44-yard pass to Moore and an 11yard touchdown toss to Gerald Jones to tie the game at 7 with 13:53 in the second quarter. Kentucky only picked up one first down on the next drive before it was forced to punt. Tennessee had only two plays on the next drive, a 49-yard pass from Bray to Moore and a 12-yard touchdown toss between the pair to give the Vols a 14-7 lead with 10:50 in the second quarter.

OUTLOOK

Vols extend streak to 26 over Wildcats, earn bowl trip after flawless month

>> Tennessee

>> KENTUCKY

PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg 38 20 2 354 2 49 Bray

PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Hartline 44 31 1 272 1 37 2 0 0 0 0 0 Cobb Totals 46 31 1 272 1 37

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Poole 17 67 8 59 1 13 D.Rogers 3 30 0 30 0 12 1 16 0 16 0 16 Palardy 0 5 Moore 1 5 0 5 Bray 2 0 20 -20 0 0 Team 2 0 14 -14 0 0 Totals 26 118 42 76 1 16

RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg 7 205 1 49 Moore Jones 6 77 1 21 Stocker 5 55 0 21 Fugate 1 17 0 17 Poole 1 0 0 0 Totals 20 354 2 49

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Locke 24 100 3 97 1 17 Cobb 5 25 0 25 0 11 0 3 Sanders 3 6 1 5 Hartline 4 10 19 -9 0 8 Totals 36 141 23 118 1 17

RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg 13 116 0 19 Cobb Matthews 6 85 0 37 Sanders 4 27 0 9 Robinson 4 25 1 14 Locke 2 6 0 5 King 1 9 0 9 Kendrick 1 4 0 4 Totals 31 272 1 37

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Tennessee N.Carolina

7 7 0 6 7 0 -- 27 7 10 0 3 7 3 -- 30

Dec. 30 | Nashville | LP Field | 5:30 p.m. | 69,143

>> Tennessee

>> NORTH CAROLINA

PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Bray 45 27 3 312 4 45

PASSING Att Comp Int Yds TD Lg Yates 39 23 1 234 1 39 Team 1 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 40 23 1 234 1 39

RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Poole 11 41 1 40 0 8 Neal 9 31 3 28 0 16 Jones 1 0 3 -3 0 0 Rogers 2 0 7 -7 0 0 Bray 5 3 33 -30 0 0 Team 1 0 1 -1 0 0 Totals 29 75 48 27 0 16

RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg 9 89 1 29 Jones Stocker 5 58 1 20 Moore 4 69 0 21 Poole 4 16 0 7 Rogers 1 45 1 45 Rivera 1 15 0 15 Hunter 1 8 1 8 Neal 1 7 0 7 Rogers 1 5 0 5 Totals 27 312 4 45

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RUSHING Att Gain Lost Net TD Lg Draughn 23 160 0 160 1 58 Harrelson 1 12 0 12 0 12 Boyd 1 7 0 7 0 7 Yates 4 1 29 -28 1 1 Totals 29 180 29 151 2 58

RECEIVING No Yds TD Lg 9 85 0 18 Taylor Jones 5 51 0 16 Draughn 3 6 0 5 Wilson 2 17 0 9 Adams 2 8 0 4 Highsmith 1 39 1 39 Harrelson 1 28 0 28 Totals 23 234 1 39

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Music City turns to heartbreak after Vols’ win reversed for second time NASHVILLE -- Casey Barth kicked a 23-yard field goal in the second overtime to send North Carolina past Tennessee 30-27 in a Music City Bowl that will be remembered much more for the crazy finish of regulation than how it eventually ended. The finish to regulation, with what looked like a win turning into a double-overtime loss, was eerily similar to Tennessee’s loss at LSU nearly three months earlier. Both times, a do-over of the game’s final play turned the decision. Barth kicked a 39-yard field goal after officials reviewed what had been the final play of the game and decided to penalize the Tar Heels for having “more than 11 men” on the field. The officiating crew also announced T.J. Yates had spiked the ball with 1 second left. That allowed Barth to run out and kick the field goal that tied it at 20. Tennessee was stunned at the sudden switch that cost the Vols an apparent bowl victory to cap Derek Dooley’s first season. Tyler Bray threw a 25-yard TD in the first overtime, but he was picked off to end the Vols’ last chance in the second OT. The Vols lost to LSU on Oct. 2 when they got caught having too many defenders, giving the Tigers another chance to pull out a 16-14 win. “It was chaos again,” Dooley said. This will hurt much more. Tennessee had the home-field advantage with LP Field painted orange from top to bottom, and the Vols’ fans had been celebrating ever since Bray’s 8-yard TD pass to Justin Hunter put them up 20-17 with 5:16 left. But Donte Paige-Moss blocked Daniel Lincoln’s extra point, and that provided the edge North Carolina needed to force overtime. Tennessee had a chance to clinch the victory when the Vols got the ball back with 1:36 left, but punted it back to North Carolina with 31 seconds remaining to set up the bizarre finish. Everyone was on the field after the clock appeared to run out when North Carolina got caught -- and flagged -- with too many men on the field. A handful of Tar Heels were running toward the sideline when T.J. Yates snapped the ball with the holder behind him as if preparing for a field-goal attempt. The Vols started celebrating with the Tar Heels dejected. Officials suddenly announced that the end was under review. They announced the replay

THE WRAPUP •The game’s attendance of 69,143 was a Music City Bowl record. •Tyler Bray’s 45 pass attempts were the second most in Tennessee bowl history (Casey Clausen 55, 2004). •Tauren Poole rushed for 40 yards to finish the season as UT’s 16th 1,000-yard rusher (1,034). •Linebacker Nick Reveiz led all tacklers with 14, and led all Tennessee players with 108 for the season. •Luke Stocker caught five passes for 58 yards and a touchdown. Stocker was the only Vol with at least one catch in all 13 games this year. •Sophomore Janzen Jackson intercepted his fifth pass of the season, tying him for team honors with Prentiss Waggner.

>> SCORING SUMMARY

1st NC Draughn 58 run (Barth kick). UT Jones 29 pass from Bray (Lincoln kick). 2nd NC Barth 28 field goal. UT Rogers 45 pass from Bray (Lincoln kick). NC Highsmith 39 pass from Yates (Barth kick). 4th UT Hunter 8 pass from Bray (kick blocked). NC Barth 39 field goal. OT1 NC Yates 1 run (Barth kick). UT Stocker 20 pass from Bray (Lincoln kick). OT2 NC Barth 23 field goal.

>> TEAM STATS

UT NC First Downs 20 21 Rushes-Yards 27-29 29-151 Passing Yards 312 234 Passes (A-C-I) 45-27-3 40-23-1 Total Offensive Plays 74 69 Total Offense 339 385 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 8-75 12-80 Punts-Average 8-43.5 7-40.9 Time of Possession 31:49 28:11 Third-Down Conversions 6 of 16 5 of 15 Fourth-Down Conversions 1 of 1 0 of 0 Sacks By-Yards 3-29 4-33

showed North Carolina had “more than 11” players on the field for a 5-yard penalty. But they said Yates had spiked the ball with 1 second remaining. Bray finished with 312 yards passing and four touchdowns, the last coming in the first overtime when he found Luke Stocker with a 25-yarder. Gerald Jones ended his UT career with a careerhigh nine catches for 89 yards and UT’s first score of the game. Fellow senior Denarius Moore added four receptions for 68 yards.


BOWL RECAP/2010 STATS

Team Statistics

>> Tennessee Giveaway/Takeaway Giveaway Takeaway Game Fum Int Tot Fum Int Tot TOTAL 9 15 24 10 18 28

>> Inside the Red Zone Game TOTAL

Tennessee 30-40 (20 TDs, 10 FGs)

Dif. +4

Opponent 38-48 (25 TDs, 13 FGs)

Neutral: 0-1 >> Total Offense

2010 SCHEDULE & RESULTS Date Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 20 Nov. 27 Dec. 30

Opponent (rank) TV UT Martin VideoSeat PPV Oregon (7/8) ESPN2 Florida* (10/7) CBS UAB SEC Network at LSU* (12/10) CBS at Georgia* SEC Network Alabama* (7/7) ESPN S. Carolina* (17/17) SEC Network at Memphis CBS College Mississippi* (HC) CBS at Vanderbilt* CSS Kentucky* SEC Network North Carolina# ESPN

Site Time/Result Attend. Knoxville W 50-0 99,123 Knoxville L 13-48 102,035 Knoxville L 17-31 102,455 Knoxville W 32-29 (2 ot) 95,183 Baton Rouge L 14-16 92,932 Athens L 14-41 92,746 Knoxville L 10-41 102,455 Columbia L 24-38 79,336 Memphis W 50-14 39,742 Knoxville W 52-14 96,044 Nashville W 24-10 37,017 Knoxville W 24-14 101,170 Nashville L 27-30 (2 ot) 69,143

Highlights Vols rush for 332 yards Poole career-high 162 yds Reveiz 14 tackles Vols 9-2 all-time in OT LSU scores on last play Hunter 4 for 110 yards, TD Poole rushes for 117 Moore 228 receiving yards Bray shines in debut Gordon, Waggner INT TDs Williams 8 tkles, fg block Vols 26th straight over UK NC ties game on final play

Rankings listed (AP/USA Today). *-SEC Game. HC-Homecoming. #-Franklin American Mortgage Co. Music City Bowl.

INDIVIDUAL Statistics >> Rushing

Name Tauren Poole Rajion Neal David Oku Da’Rick Rogers Denarius Moore Chad Cunningham Michael Palardy Zach Rogers Gerald Jones Toney Williams Tyler Bray Matt Simms Team Totals Opponent

>> Passing

Name Tyler Bray Matt Simms Totals Opponents

>> Receiving

Name Gerald Jones Denarius Moore Luke Stocker Tauren Poole Justin Hunter Zach Rogers Da’Rick Rogers Mychal Rivera Rajion Neal David Oku Kevin Cooper Channing Fugate Totals Opponents

GP Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G 13 204 1,085 51 1,034 5.1 11 59 79.5 10 46 211 14 197 4.3 0 40 19.7 13 42 184 10 174 4.1 1 44 13.4 13 16 133 16 117 7.3 0 21 9.0 13 7 82 0 82 11.7 1 58 6.3 13 1 25 0 25 25.0 0 25 1.9 11 1 16 0 16 16.0 0 16 1.5 12 3 14 0 14 4.7 0 9 1.2 10 6 22 9 13 2.2 0 12 1.3 3 5 13 2 11 2.2 0 8 3.7 9 20 15 118 -103 -- 0 9 -11 45 63 171 -108 -- 1 12 --- 12 0 52 -52 -- 0 0 -13 408 1,863 443 1,420 3.5 14 59 109.2 13 474 2,343 360 1,983 4.2 23 83 152.5

GP Effic Att-Comp-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 9 142.73 224-125-10 55.8 1,849 18 80 205.4 11 129.25 195-113-5 57.9 1,460 8 72 132.7 13 136.46 419-238-15 56.8 3,309 26 80 254.5 13 116.84 439-252-18 57.4 2,985 14 70 229.6

GP Rec Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G 10 55 596 10.8 4 37 59.6 13 47 981 20.9 9 64 75.5 13 39 417 10.7 2 32 32.1 13 22 171 7.8 1 41 13.2 13 16 415 25.9 7 80 31.9 12 14 207 14.8 1 72 17.2 13 11 167 15.2 2 45 12.8 13 11 112 10.2 0 26 8.6 10 7 100 14.3 0 58 10.0 13 7 79 11.3 0 34 6.1 12 7 43 6.1 0 11 3.6 13 2 21 10.5 0 17 1.6 13 238 3,309 13.9 26 80 254.5 13 252 2,985 11.8 14 70 229.6

Name Tyler Bray Matt Simms Tauren Poole Rajion Neal David Oku Da’Rick Rogers Denarius Moore Chad Cunningham Michael Palardy Zach Rogers Gerald Jones Toney Williams Team Totals Opponents

GP Plays Rush Pass Total Avg/G 9 244 -103 1,849 1,746 194.0 11 240 -108 1,460 1,352 122.9 13 204 1,034 0 1,034 79.5 10 46 197 0 197 19.7 13 42 174 0 174 13.4 13 16 117 0 117 9.0 13 7 82 0 82 6.3 13 1 25 0 25 1.9 11 1 16 0 16 1.5 12 3 14 0 14 1.2 10 6 13 0 13 1.3 3 5 11 0 11 3.7 -- 12 -52 0 -52 -13 827 1,420 3,309 4,729 363.8 13 913 1,983 2,985 4,968 382.2

>> Punt Returns Name Eric Gordon Janzen Jackson Anthony Anderson Justin Hunter Gerald Jones Totals Opponents

Ret Yds Avg TD Long 6 39 6.5 0 21 5 14 2.8 0 17 3 12 4.0 0 11 2 16 8.0 0 12 2 -8 -- 0 -18 73 4.1 0 21 26 220 8.5 1 80

>> Kickoff Returns Name David Oku Eric Gordon Da’Rick Rogers Denarius Moore Rajion Neal Janzen Jackson Channing Fugate Mychal Rivera Totals Opponents

Ret Yds Avg TD Long 16 312 19.5 0 26 14 324 23.1 0 34 12 298 24.8 0 78 5 84 16.8 0 20 3 53 17.7 0 29 1 55 55.0 0 55 1 8 8.0 0 8 1 7 7.0 0 7 53 1,141 21.5 0 78 61 1,158 19.0 0 43

>> Fumble Returns Name Prentiss Waggner Totals Opponents

Ret Yds Avg TD Long 2 45 22.5 0 37 2 45 22.5 0 37 1 5 5.0 0 5

>> Punting

Name Att Yds Avg Lg TB FC I20 50+ Blkd Chad Cunningham 66 2,791 42.3 56 9 16 17 11 0 Michael Palardy 4 157 39.2 51 0 1 0 1 0 Totals 70 2,948 42.1 56 9 17 17 12 0 Opponents 64 2,786 43.5 58 7 15 23 14 0

>> Interceptions

Name Int Yds Avg TD Long Janzen Jackson 5 114 22.8 0 43 Prentiss Waggner 5 73 14.6 3 54 Eric Gordon 2 46 23.0 1 0 Nick Reveiz 2 0 0.0 0 0 Malik Jackson 1 44 44.0 0 44 Anthony Anderson 1 17 17.0 0 17 Austin Johnson 1 0 0.0 0 0 LaMarcus Thompson 1 0 0.0 0 0 Totals 18 294 16.3 4 54 Opponents 15 197 13.1 2 76

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1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total Tennessee 101 105 75 54 16 351 Opponents 58 74 95 83 16 326

Away: 2-3

THE VOLS

>> Score by Quarters

Home: 4-3

STAFF

UT OPP Scoring 351 326 Points Per Game 27.0 25.1 First Downs 231 255 Rushing 77 104 Passing 131 134 Penalty 23 17 Rushing Yardage 1,420 1,983 Yards gained rushing 1,863 2,343 Yards lost rushing 443 360 Rushing Attempts 408 474 Average Per Rush 3.5 4.2 Average Per Game 109.2 152.5 TDs Rushing 14 23 Passing Yardage 3,309 2,985 Att-Comp-Int 419-238-15 439-252-18 Average Per Attempt 7.9 6.8 Average Per Completion 13.9 11.8 Average Per Game 254.5 229.6 TDs Passing 26 14 TOTAL OFFENSE 4,729 4,968 Total Plays 827 913 Average Per Play 5.7 5.4 Average Per Game 363.8 382.2 Kick Returns: No.-Yards 53-1,141 61-1,158 Average Per Return 21.5 19.0 Punt Returns: No.-Yards 18-73 26-220 Average Per Return 4.1 8.5 Int Returns: No.-Yards 18-294 15-197 Average Per Return 16.3 13.1 Fumbles-Lost 19-9 23-10 Penalties-Yards 76-573 88-663 Average Per Game 44.1 51.0 70-2,948 64-2,786 Punts-Yards Average Per Punt 42.1 43.5 Net punt average 36.4 40.2 Time of Possession/Game 28:52 31:08 3rd-Down Conversions 69/189 75/191 37% 39% 3rd-Down Pct 4th-Down Conversions 7/17 8/15 4th-Down Pct 41% 53% Sacks By-Yards 26-179 41-289 Misc. Yards (Blocked FG Ret.)  24 0 Touchdowns Scored 44 40 Field Goals-Attempts 15-18 15-27 PAT-Attempts 40-43 37-37 OnSide Kicks 0-0 0-1 Attendance 698,465 341,773 Games/Avg Per Game 7/99,781 5/68,355 Neutral Site Games - 1/69,143

SEC: 3-5

OUTLOOK

Overall: 6-7


2010 REVIEW >> Field Goals

>> Special Teams Tackles

Name FGM-FGA Pct. 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Lg Blk Daniel Lincoln 10-11 90.9 0-0 2-3 3-3 5-5 0-0 49 0 Michael Palardy 5-7 71.4 0-0 1-1 4-4 0-1 0-1 39 0

>> Field Goal Sequence (By Player) Lincoln -- (21) (35) (48) (35) (49) (47) (40) (43) (28) 28 (36). Palardy-- 45 (33) 52 (39) (24) (32) (33). Numbers in parentheses indicate field goal was made. b--Blocked.

>> Scoring

PAT PAT PAT PAT Name TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Pts Tauren Poole 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 72 Denarius Moore 10 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 60 Daniel Lincoln 0 10-11 27-29 0 0 0 0 0 57 Justin Hunter 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 42 Michael Palardy 0 5-7 13-14 0 0 0 0 0 28 Gerald Jones 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 24 Prentiss Waggner 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 18 Da’Rick Rogers 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 12 Luke Stocker 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 12 Eric Gordon 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 6 David Oku 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Zach Rogers 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Matt Simms 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 6 Team 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 Totals 44 15-18 40-43 0-0 0 0-0 0 1 351 Opponents 40 15-27 37-37 0-0 2 2-2 0 0 326

>> All Purpose

Name Tauren Poole Denarius Moore Gerald Jones Da’Rick Rogers David Oku Justin Hunter Luke Stocker Eric Gordon Rajion Neal Zach Rogers Janzen Jackson Mychal Rivera Prentiss Waggner Malik Jackson Kevin Cooper Anthony Anderson Channing Fugate Chad Cunningham Michael Palardy Toney Williams Tyler Bray Matt Simms Team Totals Opponents

>> Kickoffs

Michael Palardy Chad Cunningham Totals Opponents

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GP Rush Rec PR KR IR Tot Avg/G 13 1,034 171 0 0 0 1,205 92.7 13 82 981 0 84 0 1,147 88.2 10 13 596 -8 0 0 601 60.1 13 117 167 0 298 0 582 44.8 13 174 79 0 312 0 565 43.5 13 0 415 16 0 0 431 33.2 13 0 417 0 0 0 417 32.1 13 0 0 39 324 46 409 31.5 10 197 100 0 53 0 350 35.0 12 14 207 0 0 0 221 18.4 13 0 0 14 55 114 183 14.1 13 0 112 0 7 0 119 9.2 13 0 0 0 0 73 73 5.6 13 0 0 0 0 44 44 3.4 12 0 43 0 0 0 43 3.6 13 0 0 12 0 17 29 2.2 13 0 21 0 8 0 29 2.2 13 25 0 0 0 0 25 1.9 11 16 0 0 0 0 16 1.5 3 11 0 0 0 0 11 3.7 9 -103 0 0 0 0 -103 -11 -108 0 0 0 0 -108 --- -52 0 0 0 0 -52 -13 1,420 3,309 73 1,141 294 6,237 479.8 13 1,983 2,985 220 1,158 197 6,543 503.3

No. TB RET OB FC 45 0 40 3 2 23 1 21 1 0 68 1 61 4 2 61 7 53 1 0

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Nick Reveiz

Defensive Statistical Leaders

Name GP T AT TT TFL Sack Int PBU PD QBH FF FR Blk Nick Reveiz, LB 13 51 57 108 6-27 . 2-0 2 4 5 . 2-0 . Herman Lathers, LB 12 44 31 75 4.5-17 2.5-16 . 1 1 3 . . . Janzen Jackson, DB 13 40 29 69 4-19 1-11 5-114 6 11 1 . . . LaMarc. Thompson, LB 13 36 24 60 3.5-11 . 1-0 4 5 2 . . . Prentiss Waggner, DB 13 38 19 57 2-8 . 5-73 4 9 . . 3-45 . Malik Jackson, DT 13 29 19 48 11-42 5-28 1-44 4 5 5 1 1-0 . Eric Gordon, DB 13 32 15 47 1.5-3 . 2-46 1 3 . . . . Marsalis Teague, DB 11 29 17 46 0.5-1 . . 8 8 . . . . Gerald Williams, DE 13 28 17 45 8.5-50 5.5-45 . 1 1 4 1 1-0 1 Chris Walker, DE 13 24 21 45 6-30 3-24 . 1 1 6 1 . . Austin Johnson, LB 13 22 22 44 3.5-12 . 1-0 . 1 . 1 1-0 . Brent Brewer, DB 13 20 10 30 1-1 . . 3 3 1 . 1-0 . Anthony Anderson, DB 13 17 9 26 . . 1-17 2 3 . . . . Jacques Smith, DE 13 15 9 24 5-18 2-7 . . . 4 1 . . Art Evans, DB 7 9 12 21 . . . 1 1 . 1 . . Victor Thomas, DT 13 8 12 20 2-16 1-13 . 1 1 3 . . . Daryl Vereen, LB 11 10 8 18 1-5 1-5 . . . 2 . . . Tyler Wolf, DB 13 9 8 17 1-1 . . 2 2 . . . . Montori Hughes, DT 12 7 10 17 3.5-9 1-4 . 2 2 5 1 . . Savion Frazier, LB 10 9 5 14 3.5-11 . . . . . . . . John Propst, LB 11 5 9 14 1-1 . . . . . . . . Raiques Crump, LB 11 11 2 13 . . . . . . 1 . . Corey Miller, DL 13 6 7 13 2-8 1-6 . . . . . . . Joseph Ayres, DT 12 6 7 13 2.5-12 1-8 . . . . . . . Willie Bohannon, DE 11 5 4 9 3.5-17 2-12 . . . . . . . Greg King, LB 4 1 7 8 0.5-1 . . . . . . . . N.Mitch.-Thornton, LB 10 2 3 5 . . . . . . . . . Dontavis Sapp, DB 11 1 4 5 . . . . . . . . . Arthur Jeffery, DT 4 1 2 3 . . . . . . . . . Rae Sykes, DT 8 0 3 3 0.5-0 . . . . 3 . . . Rod Wilks, DB 4 2 0 2 . . . . . . . . . Jake Storey, LB 10 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Shane Reveiz, LB 5 1 1 2 . . . . . . . . . Steven Fowlkes, DE 4 0 1 1 . . . . . . . . .

Player Anthony Anderson LaMarcus Thompson Austin Johnson Tyler Wolf Raiques Crump Eric Gordon Chad Cunningham Nick Reveiz Janzen Jackson Nigel Mitchell-Thornton Herman Lathers Luke Stocker Dontavis Sapp Brent Brewer Chris Walker Rod Wilks Nick Guess Savion Frazier Greg King Shane Reveiz Zach Rogers Prentiss Waggner Michael Palardy Daryl Vereen

T 7 7 5 5 6 6 3 3 2 2 2 2 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0

AT TT 6 13 2 9 4 9 4 9 2 8 1 7 2 5 2 5 3 5 3 5 2 4 2 4 4 4 1 3 3 3 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1

SEC/NCAA Statistics >> Team Rankings Offensive Scoring Offense Total Offense Rushing Offense Passing Offense Passing Efficiency 1st Downs 3rd-Down Conversions Sacks Allowed

Stat SEC NCAA 27.0 11 58 363.8 9 75 109.2 12 105 254.5 4 30 136.46 8 41 17.8 10 92 36.5 10 88 3.15 12 115

Defensive Scoring Defense Total Defense Rushing Defense Passing Defense Passing Efficiency Defense Sacks by Special Teams/Misc. Net Punting Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Interceptions (Total) Penalty Yards Turnover Margin t-tie

Stat SEC NCAA 25.1 9 56 382.2 10 69 152.5 8 60 229.6 8 81 116.84 4 30 2.00 7t 61t Stat SEC NCAA 36.4 9 62 4.1 11 109 21.4 7 66 18 4 19t 44.1 5 30 +0.31 6 36

Miscellaneous Tackles

Chad Cunningham 13 3 2 5 . . . . . . . . . Luke Stocker 13 2 2 4 . . . . . . . 1-0 . Denarius Moore 13 3 0 3 . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . Ja’Wuan James 13 2 0 2 Zach Rogers 12 2 0 2 . . . . . . . . . Nick Guess 13 0 2 2 . . . . . . . . . Da’Rick Rogers 13 1 0 1 . . . . . . . . . Michael Palardy 11 0 1 1 . . . . . . . . . Totals 13 532 412 944 78-320 26-179 18-294 43 61 44 9 10-45 1 Opponents 13 468 358 826 98-420 41-289 15-197 52 67 33 13 9-5 2 *Quarterback hurries is not an official NCAA statistic. Defensive Big Play Leaders Malik Jackson 18, Janzen Jackson 15, Prentiss Waggner, 14, Gerald Williams 12.5, Nick Reveiz 10, Marsalis Teague 8.5, LaMarcus Thompson 8.5, Chris Walker 8, Montori Hughes 6.5, Austin Johnson 6.5, Jacques Smith 6, Herman Lathers 5.5, Brent Brewer 5, Eric Gordon 4.5.

>> Individual Rankings

Category Name Stat SEC NCAA Rushing/Game Poole 82.8 5 46 Rushing-Game Poole 79.5 8 52 Passing Efficiency Simms 129.25 8 56 Receptions-Game Jones 5.5 4 39 Moore 3.6 10 -Rec Yds-Game Moore 75.5 4 36 Jones 59.6 10 90 Intercept-Game Jackson 0.38 4t 22t Waggner 0.38 4t 22t Punting-Avg. Cunningham 42.3 7 40 Tackles-Game N.Reveiz 8.3 5t 66t t-tie


2010 stats Team Totals Game-by-Game 43-332-4 29-56-0 36-182-1 44-245-2 23-29-0 49-150-3 27-42-0 32-115-1 37-96-2 36-219-2 26-9-1 36-136-3 30-159-1 34-210-4 37-92-0 43-212-3 32-130-1 31-64-0 28-118-2 39-196-2 34-128-1 36-111-0 26-76-1 36-118-1 29-27-0 29-151-2

17-30-1-205-1 11-26-2-86-0 15-29-1-151-0 17-32-0-202-2 19-31-2-259-2 14-23-0-167-1 19-34-0-245-3 33-60-1-429-2 12-23-0-121-0 19-33-3-215-0 17-25-1-260-1 17-25-0-266-2 17-36-2-156-0 24-35-0-326-1 19-28-1-312-3 13-22-1-223-1 22-38-0-379-5 20-32-3-244-2 18-35-0-323-3 10-24-4-99-0 16-27-2-232-2 20-41-2-222-1 20-38-2-354-2 31-46-1-272-1 45-27-3-312-4 40-23-1-234-1

73-537 55-142 65-333 76-447 54-288 72-317 61-287 92-544 60-217 69-434 51-269 61-402 66-315 69-536 65-404 65-435 70-509 63-308 63-441 63-295 61-360 77-333 64-430 82-390 74-339 69-385

4-40.8 10-41.7 8-41.4 4-41.8 5-44.4 3-43.7 9-42.1 4-45.5 5-48.2 3-48.0 5-44.0 4-43.5 6-48.2 2-47.0 2-48.5 3-40.0 2-34.5 5-45.8 8-37.1 8-48.1 5-37.2 6-45.2 3-35.3 5-37.2 8-43.5 7-40.9

2-1 3-0 0-0 1-1 1-1 4-2 0-0 1-0 1-0 2-1 3-2 0-0 1-0 0-0 3-3 2-0 1-1 3-2 1-0 1-1 1-1 1-0 1-0 2-2 3-0 1-1

5-25 11-83 7-60 6-38 9-54 5-25 4-20 7-55 3-10 9-54 5-38 5-50 5-48 5-52 7-57 6-49 5-29 4-31 6-45 6-72 9-75 6-35 3-37 6-39 8-75 12-80

2-19 9-100 8-157 4-107 6-114 2-70 4-64 5-80 3-79 3-64 5-110 2-47 7-144 2-48 6-111 4-85 3-66 8-115 1-47 8-148 1-23 5-103 3-114 5-105 4-85 4-86

2-(-8) 1-0 1-0 2-84 1-2 2-6 3-30 3-38 1-21 3-30 1-0 3-18 0-0 1-(-4) 1-2 1-2 2-26 0-0 3-(-12) 6-22 2-1 1-12 0-0 1-4 1-11 2-8

2-54 1-6 0-0 1-76 0-0 2-4 1-9 0-0 3-14 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 2-20 1-0 1-24 3-79 0-0 4-95 0-0 2-43 2-13 1-0 2-0 1-0 3-54

5 of 15 2 of 17 2 of 15 5 of 12 2 of 13 8 of 14 2 of 15 9 of 23 7 of 15 7 of 16 6 of 13 4 of 10 5 of 15 7 of 13 7 of 14 7 of 13 9 of 15 4 of 12 7 of 16 2 of 12 7 of 15 8 of 18 4 of 12 7 of 16 6 of 16 5 of 15

33:21 26:39 31:13 28:47 23:14 36:46 23:53 36:07 30:07 29:53 25:27 34:33 28:00 32:00 31:32 28:28 29:11 30:49 30:33 29:27 30:16 29:44 26:44 33:16 31:49 28:11

Game-by-Game Starters >> Offense

UT MARTIN OREGON FLORIDA UAB at LSU at Georgia ALABAMA at South Carolina at Memphis MISSISSIPPI at Vanderbilt KENTUCKY North Carolina (bowl)

TE LT LG C RG RT WR WR QB TB FB PK

Stocker Stocker Stocker Stocker Stocker Stocker Stocker Stocker Stocker Stocker Stocker Stocker Stocker

D.Thomas Schofield Pope D.Thomas Schofield Pope D.Thomas Schofield Gooch D.Thomas Stone Gooch D.Thomas Stone Gooch D.Thomas Stone Gooch D.Thomas J.Shaw Gooch D.Thomas J.Shaw Gooch D.Thomas J.Shaw Stone D.Thomas Schofield Stone D.Thomas Schofield Stone D.Thomas J.Shaw Stone D.Thomas J.Shaw Stone

J.Shaw J.Shaw J.Shaw J.Shaw J.Shaw J.Shaw Fulton Fulton Fulton J.Shaw J.Shaw Fulton Fulton

J.James J.James J.James J.James J.James J.James J.James J.James J.James J.James J.James J.James J.James

Jones Z.Rogers Z.Rogers Z.Rogers Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones Jones

Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore Moore

Simms Simms Simms Simms Simms Simms Simms Simms Bray Bray Bray Bray Bray

Poole Poole Poole Poole Poole Poole Poole Poole Poole Poole Poole Poole Poole

Cooper Lincoln Cooper Lincoln Cooper Lincoln Cooper Lincoln Z.Rogers (WR) Palardy Cooper Palardy Hunter (WR) Palardy Fugate Palardy Fugate Palardy Hunter (WR) Lincoln Fugate Lincoln Fugate Lincoln Fugate Lincoln

>> Defense

UT MARTIN OREGON FLORIDA UAB at LSU at Georgia ALABAMA at South Carolina at Memphis MISSISSIPPI at Vanderbilt KENTUCKY North Carolina (bowl)

LE DT NT RE SLB MLB WLB LCB RCB SS FS P

M.Jackson V.Thomas Hughes Walker M.Jackson Miller Hughes Walker M.Jackson V.Thomas Hughes Walker G.Williams V.Thomas Hughes Walker M.Jackson V.Thomas Hughes Walker G.Williams M.Jackson Ayres Walker G.Williams M.Jackson V.Thomas Walker G.Williams M.Jackson V.Thomas Walker Miller M.Jackson V.Thomas Walker G.Williams M.Jackson V.Thomas Walker G.Williams M.Jackson V.Thomas Walker G.Williams M.Jackson V.Thomas Walker G.Williams M.Jackson V.Thomas Walker

Thompson N.Reveiz Thompson N.Reveiz Thompson N.Reveiz Thompson N.Reveiz Thompson N.Reveiz Thompson N.Reveiz Thompson N.Reveiz Thompson N.Reveiz Thompson N.Reveiz Vereen N.Reveiz Thompson N.Reveiz Thompson N.Reveiz Thompson N.Reveiz

Lathers Lathers Lathers Frazier Lathers Lathers Lathers Lathers Lathers Lathers Lathers Lathers Lathers

Evans Evans Evans Gordon Evans Evans Evans Gordon Gordon Gordon Gordon Teague Teague

Gordon Teague Teague Teague Teague Teague Teague Waggner Waggner Waggner Waggner Waggner Waggner

Waggner Waggner Waggner Waggner Waggner Waggner Waggner Brewer Brewer Brewer Brewer Brewer Brewer

J.Jackson J.Jackson J.Jackson J.Jackson J.Jackson J.Jackson J.Jackson J.Jackson J.Jackson J.Jackson J.Jackson J.Jackson J.Jackson

Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Palardy Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Cunningham Palardy Cunningham

>> Offense

‘07 ‘08 ‘09 ‘10 Tot Strk

Tyler Bray, QB . . . 5 5 5 Kevin Cooper, FB . 10 9 5 24 Channing Fugate, FB . . . 5 5 3 Zach Fulton . . . 5 5 2 Darin Gooch, C . . . 6 6 Justin Hunter, WR . . . 2 2 Ja’Wuan James, OT . . . 13 13 13 Gerald Jones, WR . 7 8 10 25 9 Denarius Moore, WR . . 7 13 20 15 Tauren Poole, TB . . . 13 13 13 Cody Pope, C . . . 2 2 Zach Rogers, WR . . . 4 4 JerQuari Schofield, OG . . . 5 5 Jarrod Shaw, OT . . 3 13 16 13 Matt Simms, QB . . . 8 8 Luke Stocker, TE . 12 13 13 38 38 James Stone . . . 8 8 5 Dallas Thomas, OT . . . 13 13 13 Totals - 29 40 143 212 -

>> Defense

‘07 ‘08 ‘09 ‘10 Tot Strk

Anthony Anderson, DB Joseph Ayres, DT Willie Bohannon, DE Brent Brewer, DB Art Evans, DB Savion Frazier, LB Eric Gordon, DB Montori Hughes, DT Janzen Jackson, DB Malik Jackson, DL Greg King, LB Herman Lathers, LB Ben Martin, DE Corey Miller, DL Nick Reveiz, LB Marsalis Teague, DB Victor Thomas, DT LaMarcus Thompson, LB Prentiss Waggner, DB Chris Walker, DE Gerald Williams, DL Daryl Vereen, LB Totals

. . 1 - 1 . . . 1 1 . . 1 - 1 . . . 6 6 . . 12 6 18 . . 4 1 5 . . . 6 6 . . . 5 5 . . 9 13 22 . . . 12 12 . . 2 - 2 . . 5 12 17 . . 11 - 11 . . . 2 2 . 1 4 13 18 . . *5 8 13 . . . 11 11 . - 11 12 23 . . 2 13 15 . . 12 13 25 . . 2 8 10 . . . 1 1 - 1 81 143 225

6 15 9 9 13 2 7 3 13 18 4 -

>> Special Teams

‘07 ‘08 ‘09 ‘10 Tot Strk

Chad Cunningham, P 1 5 13 11 30 1 Daniel Lincoln, PK 14 10 9 8 41 4 Michael Palardy, P/PK . . . 6 6 Totals 15 15 22 25 77 * Note: Teague’s five starts in 2009 were at wide receiver.

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THE VOLS

TENNESSEE 50 UT Martin 0 TENNESSEE 13 Oregon 48 TENNESSEE 17 Florida 31 TENNESSEE 32 UAB 29 TENNESSEE 14 at LSU 16 TENNESSEE 14 at Georgia 41 TENNESSEE 14 Alabama 41 TENNESSEE 24 at S. Carolina 38 TENNESSEE 50 at Memphis 14 TENNESSEE 52 Mississippi 14 TENNESSEE 24 at Vanderbilt 10 TENNESSEE 24 Kentucky 14 TENNESSEE 27 N.Carolina (bowl) 30

STARTER TOTALS

OUTLOOK STAFF

1st Rushing Passing Total Offense Punts Fumbles Penalties KO Ret. Punt Ret. Int. Ret. 3rd-Dn Time of Score Downs (No-Yds-TD) (C-A-I-Yds-TD) (Ply-Yds-TD) No-Avg No-Lost No-Yds No-Yds No-Yds No-Yds Convs. Poss.


2010 REVIEW Rushing (Att-Yds-TD) Bray Jones Moore Neal Oku Poole D.Rogers Z. Rogers Simms T.Williams UT MARTIN 1-(-1)-0 0-0-0 1-58-1 9-79-0 6-77-1 17-110-2 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-7-0 3-8-0 OREGON DNP DNP 0-0-0 2-2-0 7-8-0 23-162-1 1-21-0 0-0-0 3-(-11)-0 DNP FLORIDA DNP DNP 0-0-0 DNP 5-24-0 10-23-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 8-(-18)-0 DNP UAB DNP DNP 0-0-0 4-20-0 8-33-0 6-23-0 1-(-8)-0 0-0-0 8-(-26)-0 DNP at LSU DNP 0-0-0 2-16-0 0-0-0 1-3-0 24-109-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 10-(-32)-1 0-0-0 at Georgia 0-0-0 1-(-1)-0 1-0-0 2-3-0 0-0-0 15-51-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 6-(-21)-0 DNP 3-(-5)-0 2-(-2)-0 1-2-0 6-36-0 0-0-0 14-117-1 1-3-0 0-0-0 3-8-0 DNP ALABAMA at S. Carolina 3-(-24)-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 6-16-0 0-0-0 16-33-0 5-49-0 1-9-0 4-(-15)-0 DNP at Memphis 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 4-14-0 6-12-0 16-101-1 1-1-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 2-3-0 4-(-16)-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 4-(-1)-0 3-1-0 12-107-2 2-28-0 1-4-0 0-0-0 DNP MISSISSIPPI at Vanderbilt 2-(-7)-0 2-19-0 1-1-0 DNP 6-16-0 23-99-1 0-0-0 DNP DNP DNP KENTUCKY 2-(-20)-0 0-0-0 1-5-0 DNP 0-0-0 17-59-1 3-30-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP North Carolina (bowl) 5-(-30)-0 1-(-3)-0 0-0-0 9-28-0 0-0-0 11-40-0 2-(-7)-0 0-0-0 DNP DNP Totals 20-(-103)-0 6-13-0 7-82-1 46-197-0 42-174-1 204-1,034-11 16-117-0 3-14-0 45-(-108)-1 5-11-0

Receiving (No-Yds-TD) Cooper Fugate Hunter Jones Moore Neal Oku Poole Rivera D.Rogers Z.Rogers Stocker UT MARTIN 2-13-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 6-86-0 4-66-1 0-0-0 1-5-0 0-0-0 1-7-0 1-9-0 1-7-0 2-17-0 OREGON 2-14-0 0-0-0 1-31-0 DNP 4-37-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-17-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-45-0 1-2-0 FLORIDA 2-12-0 0-0-0 3-60-1 DNP 1-49-1 DNP 1-6-0 3-38-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 4-53-0 5-41-0 UAB 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-(-2)-0 DNP 5-68-2 0-0-0 3-23-0 0-0-0 2-6-0 2-16-0 2-78-1 4-56-0 at LSU 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-37-0 5-46-0 2-19-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-(-2)-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-5-0 2-16-0 at Georgia 0-0-0 0-0-0 4-110-1 1-3-0 2-18-0 3-70-0 0-0-0 2-14-0 1-4-0 1-(-3)-0 1-8-0 2-36-0 ALABAMA 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 7-52-0 0-0-0 2-29-0 0-0-0 1-8-0 1-16-0 2-19-0 1-6-0 3-26-0 DNP 1-4-0 0-0-0 6-49-1 6-228-1 1-(-6)-0 0-0-0 3-21 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-16-1 at S. Carolina at Memphis 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-42-1 5-66-1 6-103-1 0-0-0 1-11-0 2-50-1 3-29-0 1-22-1 0-0-0 3-56-0 MISSISSIPPI 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-114-2 4-48-0 4-88-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-(-2)-0 2-35-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 4-40-0 at Vanderbilt 1-4-0 0-0-0 1-15-1 6-80-0 2-31-1 DNP 1-34-0 1-11-0 0-0-0 3-59-0 DNP 1-(-2)-0 KENTUCKY 0-0-0 1-17-0 0-0-0 6-77-1 7-205-1 DNP 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 5-55-0 North Carolina (bowl) 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-8-1 9-89-1 4-69-0 1-7-0 0-0-0 4-16-0 1-15-0 1-45-1 1-5-0 5-58-1 7-43-0 2-21-0 16-415-7 55-596-4 47-981-9 7-100-0 7-79-0 22-171-1 11-112-0 11-167-2 14-207-1 39-417-2 Totals

Kickoff Returns

Punt Returns

(No-Yds-Avg) Gordon Jackson Moore Neal Oku D.Rogers UT MARTIN 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 1-12-12.0 0-0-0.0 OREGON 1-21-21.0 0-0-0.0 2-35-17.5 0-0-0.0 5-101-20.2 0-0-0.0 FLORIDA 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 2-30-15.0 DNP 4-84-21.0 0-0-0.0 UAB 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 3-56-18.7 0-0-0.0 at LSU 2-60-30.0 0-0-0.0 1-19-19.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 at Georgia 4-95-23.8 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 1-15-15.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 ALABAMA 4-87-21.8 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 2-38-19.0 1-19-19.0 0-0-0.0 at S. Carolina 3-61-20.3 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 1-20-20.0 2-30-15.0 at Memphis 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 3-66-22.0 MISSISSIPPI 0-0-0.0 1-55-55.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 at Vanderbilt 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 DNP 0-0-0.0 1-23-23.0 KENTUCKY 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 DNP 0-0-0.0 3-114-38.0 N.Carolina (bowl) 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 1-20-20.0 3-65-21.7 Totals 14-324-23.1 1-55-55.0 5-84-16.8 3-53-17.7 16-312-19.5 12-298-24.8

(No-Yds-Avg) Anderson Gordon Hunter J.Jackson Jones UT MARTIN 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 2-(-8)-(--) OREGON 0-0-0.0 1-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 DNP FLORIDA 0-0-0.0 1-2-2.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 DNP UAB 0-0-0.0 1-14-14.0 2-16-8.0 0-0-0.0 DNP at LSU 0-0-0.0 1-21-21.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 at Georgia 0-0-0.0 1-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 ALABAMA 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 at S. Carolina 0-0-0.0 1-2-2.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 at Memphis 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 2-26-13.0 0-0-0.0 3-(-12)-(--) 0-0-0.0 MISSISSIPPI 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 at Vanderbilt 2-1-0.5 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 KENTUCKY 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 N.Carolina (bowl) 1-11-11.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 0-0-0.0 Totals 3-12-4.0 6-39-6.5 2-16-8.0 5-14-2.8 2-(-8)-(-4)

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Passing Tyler Bray Att Com Int Pct Yds TD Long UT MARTIN 6 3 1 50.0 24 0 9 at Georgia 12 8 0 75.0 81 0 22 ALABAMA 14 5 1 35.7 39 0 16 at S. Carolina 15 9 1 60.0 159 2 62 at Memphis 33 19 0 57.6 325 5 42 MISSISSIPPI 34 18 0 52.9 323 3 80 at Vanderbilt 27 16 2 59.3 232 2 34 KENTUCKY 38 20 2 52.6 354 2 49 N.Carolina (bowl) 45 27 3 60.0 312 4 45 Totals 224 125 10 55.8 1,849 18 80 Matt Simms Att Com Int Pct Yds TD Long 24 14 0 58.3 181 1 42 UT MARTIN OREGON 29 15 1 51.7 151 0 31 FLORIDA 31 19 2 61.3 259 2 49 UAB 34 19 0 55.9 245 3 72 at LSU 23 12 0 52.2 121 0 37 13 9 1 69.2 179 1 58 at Georgia ALABAMA 22 12 1 54.5 117 0 26 at S. Carolina 13 10 0 76.9 153 1 64 at Memphis 5 3 0 60.0 54 0 34 MISSISSIPPI 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 KENTUCKY Totals 195 113 5 57.9 1,460 8 72

Field Goals (FG-FGA) Lincoln Palardy Seq. (Made)-Miss UT MARTIN 2-2 DNP (21) (35) OREGON 2-2 - (48) (35) FLORIDA 1-1 DNP (49) UAB 2-2 - (47) (40) DNP 0-1 45 at LSU at Georgia DNP ALABAMA DNP 1-2 (33) 52 at S. Carolina DNP 1-1 (39) DNP 3-3 (24) (32) (33) at Memphis MISSISSIPPI 1-1 - (43) 1-1 - (28) at Vanderbilt KENTUCKY 1-2 - 28 (36) N.Carolina (bowl) - Totals 10-11 5-7

Punting (No-Yds-Avg) Cunningham Palardy UT MARTIN 4-163-40.8 DNP OREGON 8-331-41.4 FLORIDA 5-222-44.4 DNP UAB 9-379-42.1 at LSU 4-190-47.5 1-51-51.0 at Georgia 5-220-44.0 ALABAMA 6-289-48.2 at S. Carolina 2-97-48.5 at Memphis 2-69-34.5 MISSISSIPPI 8-297-37.1 at Vanderbilt 5-186-37.2 KENTUCKY - 3-106-35.3 N.Carolina (bowl) 8-348-43.5 Totals 66-2,791-42.3 4-157-39.2


2010 STATS

Linebackers

Secondary (ST-AT-TT) Anderson Brewer Evans Gordon J.Jackson Sapp Teague Waggner Wilks Wolf UT MARTIN 2-2-4 0-0-0 0-1-1 1-0-1 3-0-3 DNP 1-0-1 4-2-6 DNP 3-2-5 OREGON 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-2 1-0-1 4-1-5 DNP 3-3-6 3-4-7 DNP 0-1-1 FLORIDA 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-2-2 4-1-5 3-6-9 1-0-1 2-3-5 4-2-6 DNP 0-0-0 UAB 5-0-5 0-0-0 DNP 1-3-4 1-1-2 0-0-0 4-0-4 3-1-4 DNP 2-0-2 0-1-1 0-0-0 3-5-8 1-3-4 2-5-7 0-1-1 3-5-8 3-5-8 DNP 0-0-0 at LSU at Georgia 0-1-1 0-0-0 1-2-3 2-1-3 4-2-6 0-0-0 1-2-3 1-1-2 DNP 1-2-3 ALABAMA 0-1-1 2-4-6 3-2-5 4-1-5 3-5-8 0-0-0 2-1-3 2-1-3 DNP 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-2-4 0-0-0 6-0-6 3-3-6 0-0-0 DNP 5-0-5 DNP 0-1-1 at South Carolina at Memphis 2-1-3 2-0-2 DNP 6-0-6 2-0-2 0-1-1 DNP 1-0-1 DNP 2-2-4 MISSISSIPPI 4-1-5 5-3-8 DNP 0-2-2 2-1-3 0-1-1 2-0-2 4-2-6 0-0-0 1-0-1 at Vanderbilt 1-0-1 3-0-3 DNP 3-0-3 3-0-3 0-0-0 1-0-1 1-0-1 2-0-2 0-0-0 KENTUCKY 0-2-2 3-1-4 DNP 2-1-3 8-3-11 0-1-1 9-2-11 4-1-5 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-0-3 3-0-3 DNP 1-3-4 2-2-4 0-0-0 1-1-2 3-0-3 0-0-0 0-0-0 N.Carolina (bowl) Totals 17-9-26 20-10-30 9-12-21 32-15-47 40-29-69 1-4-5 29-17-46 38-19-57 2-0-2 9-8-17

>> Tackles for Loss (78)

M.Jackson 11 -- (UAB 1, ALA 0.5, SC 2, MEM 3, MISS 1, VAN 2.5, KY 1). G.Williams 8.5 -- (UTM 1, ORE 1, FLA 1.5, LSU 0.5, MISS 1, VAN 1.5, NC 2). N.Reveiz 6 -- (ORE 1, FLA 0.5, UAB 2, LSU 0.5, ALA 1, VAN 1). Walker 6 -- (UAB 1, LSU 0.5, GA 0.5, MEM 2, VAN 1, KY 1). Smith 5 -- (UTM 1, ORE 1, GA 1, MEM 1, MISS 1). Lathers 4.5 -- (FLA 0.5, LSU 1, ALA 1, SC 2). J.Jackson 4 -- (FLA 1, GA 1, VAN 1, KY 1). Bohannon 3.5 -- (UTM 0.5, GA 1, MISS 1, VAN 1). Frazier 3.5 -- (UAB 3, ALA 0.5). Hughes 3.5 -- (UTM 2.5, MEM 1). Johnson 3.5 -- (UTM 1.5, GA 1, MISS 1). Thompson 3.5 -- (UTM 1, FLA 2, UAB 0.5). Ayres 2.5 -- (ALA 0.5, MEM 1, KY 1). Miller 2 -- (UAB 1, MISS 1). V.Thomas 2 -- (LSU 1, GA 0.5, KY 0.5). Waggner 2 -- (ORE 1, ALA 0.5, KY 0.5). Gordon 1.5 -- (FLA 1, LSU 0.5). Brewer 1 -- (KY 1). Propst 1 -- (GA 1). Vereen 1 -- (NC 1). Wolf 1 -- (UTM 1). King 0.5 -- (UTM 0.5). Sykes 0.5 -- (UAB 0.5). Teague 0.5 -- (FLA 0.5).

>> Sacks (26)

G.Williams 5.5 -- (ORE 1, FLA 1, LSU 0.5, VAN 1, NC 2). M.Jackson 5 -- (SC 1, MEM 2, MISS 1, VAN 1). Walker 3 -- (MEM 2, KY 1). Lathers 2.5 -- (LSU 0.5, ALA 1, USC 1). Smith 2 -- (MEM 1, MISS 1). Bohannon 2 -- (GA 1, VAN 1). Ayres 1 -- (KY 1). Hughes 1 -- (UTM 1). J.Jackson 1 -- (GA 1). Miller 1 -- (MISS 1). V.Thomas 1 -- (LSU 1). Vereen 1 -- (NC 1).

>> Interceptions (18)

J.Jackson 5 -- (LSU 1, MEM 1, MISS 1, VAN 1, NC 1). Waggner 5 -- (UTM 1, UAB 1, MISS 1, VAN 1, KY 1). N.Reveiz 2 -- (LSU 1, USC 1). Gordon 2 -- (MEM 1, MISS 1). Anderson 1 -- (MISS 1). Johnson 1 -- (UTM 1). Thompson 1 -- (LSU 1). M.Jackson 1 -- (MEM 1).

>> Fumbles Forced (9) Crump 1 -- (GA 1). Evans 1 -- (ORE 1). Hughes 1 -- (MEM 1). M.Jackson 1 -- (LSU 1). Johnson 1 -- (FLA 1). Moore 1 -- (NC 1). Smith 1 -- (MEM 1). Walker 1 -- (MISS 1). Williams 1 -- (KY 1).

>> Fumbles Recovered (10) Waggner 3 -- (ORE 1, MEM 2). N.Reveiz 2 -- (FLA 1, KY 1). Brewer 1 -- (KY 1). M.Jackson 1 -- (LSU 1). Johnson 1 -- (FLA 1). Stocker 1 -- (NC 1). G. Williams 1 -- (MISS 1).

>> Passes Broken Up (43)

Teague 8 -- (UTM 1, ORE 1, UAB 3, LSU 1, ALA 1, MISS 1). J.Jackson 6 -- (ORE 1, UAB 1, LSU 1, VAN 1, KY 1, NC 1). M.Jackson 4 -- (FLA 1, ALA 1, KY 1, NC 1). Thompson 4 -- (FLA 1, ALA 1, SC 1, NC 1). Waggner 4 -- (UTM 1, ORE 1, LSU 1, KY 1). Brewer 3 -- (SC 1, KY 1, NC 1). A.Anderson 2 -- (MEM 1, MISS 1). Hughes 2 -- (UTM 1, FLA 1). N.Reveiz 2 -- (NC 2). Wolf 2 -- (UTM 2). Evans 1 -- (GA 1). Gordon 1 -- (UAB 1). Lathers 1 -- (KY 1). V.Thomas 1 -- (UTM 1). Walker 1 -- (ORE 1). G.Williams 1 -- (SC 1).

>> QB Hurries (44)

Walker 6 -- (UTM 1, UAB 1, LSU 2, ALA 1, MISS 1). Hughes 5 -- (ORE 2, FLA 1, UAB 1, LSU 1). M.Jackson 5 -- (UTM 1, ORE 1, ALA 1, MEM 1, VAN 1). N.Reveiz 5 -- (UTM 1, UAB 1, ALA 1, VAN 1, NC 1). J.Smith 4 -- (UAB 2, SC 1, VAN 1). G.Williams 4 -- (UAB 1, ALA 1, SC 1, VAN 1). Lathers 3 -- (ALA 1, SC 1, MISS 1). Sykes 3 -- (FLA 1, UAB 1, MEM 1). V.Thomas 3 -- (SC 2, NC 1). Thompson 2 -- (ORE 1, NC 1). Vereen 2 -- (ORE 2). Brewer 1 -- (ALA 1). J.Jackson 1 -- (LSU 1).

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(ST-AT-TT) Crump Frazier Johnson King Lathers Mitc-Thrntn Propst N.Reveiz S.Reveiz Storey Thompson Vereen UT MARTIN DNP 0-0-0 3-2-5 1-2-3 0-0-0 DNP 2-2-4 0-1-1 1-1-2 DNP 5-0-5 0-2-2 OREGON DNP 1-2-3 1-3-4 0-4-4 4-2-6 DNP 0-1-1 3-7-10 DNP DNP 1-2-3 2-1-3 FLORIDA 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-1 0-0-0 2-5-7 DNP 0-0-0 5-9-14 DNP DNP 3-0-3 0-0-0 UAB 2-0-2 6-1-7 3-6-9 DNP DNP 0-1-1 0-0-0 8-6-14 0-0-0 0-0-0 4-4-8 1-1-2 at LSU 0-0-0 DNP 0-1-1 DNP 4-6-10 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-9-11 DNP 0-0-0 3-6-9 DNP at Georgia 2-1-3 DNP 2-4-6 0-1-1 4-3-7 0-0-0 1-5-6 0-4-4 DNP 0-0-0 1-2-3 DNP ALABAMA 0-0-0 0-2-2 2-4-6 DNP 2-3-5 0-0-0 0-0-0 4-7-11 DNP 0-0-0 1-1-2 0-0-0 at South Carolina 0-0-0 1-0-1 1-0-1 DNP 6-1-7 0-1-1 DNP 3-1-4 DNP 0-0-0 4-3-7 0-0-0 at Memphis 5-1-6 1-0-1 1-1-2 DNP 1-1-2 1-0-1 1-0-1 3-1-4 0-0-0 0-1-1 3-1-4 1-0-1 MISSISSIPPI 0-0-0 0-0-0 4-1-5 DNP 3-3-6 0-0-0 1-1-2 2-2-4 0-0-0 1-0-1 1-1-2 2-1-3 at Vanderbilt 0-0-0 DNP 2-0-2 DNP 8-2-10 0-0-0 0-0-0 6-3-9 0-0-0 0-0-0 4-1-5 3-1-4 KENTUCKY 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 7-1-8 0-1-1 0-0-0 4-4-8 DNP 0-0-0 2-2-4 0-0-0 N.Carolina (bowl) 2-0-2 0-0-0 2-0-2 DNP 3-4-7 1-0-1 0-0-0 11-3-14 DNP 0-0-0 4-1-5 1-2-3 Totals 11-2-13 9-5-14 22-22-44 1-7-8 44-31-75 2-3-5 5-9-14 51-57-108 1-1-2 1-1-2 36-24-60 10-8-18

DEFENSIVE LEADERBOARD

THE VOLS

(ST-AT-TT) Ayres Bohannon Fowlkes Hughes M.Jackson Jeffery Miller Smith Sykes V.Thomas Walker G.Williams UT MARTIN 0-0-0 0-1-1 0-1-1 3-1-4 0-1-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 4-0-4 0-0-0 2-0-2 0-1-1 1-1-2 OREGON DNP 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-2-3 1-1-2 DNP 0-2-2 1-0-1 DNP 0-1-1 4-4-8 3-4-7 FLORIDA 0-1-1 0-0-0 DNP 0-2-2 2-1-3 DNP 0-0-0 1-0-1 0-0-0 1-3-4 4-4-8 1-1-2 UAB 0-0-0 0-1-1 DNP 0-2-2 2-1-3 DNP 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-2-2 0-0-0 4-1-5 3-2-5 at LSU 0-1-1 DNP DNP 0-2-2 1-2-3 DNP 1-1-2 0-5-5 0-0-0 1-1-2 0-2-2 1-2-3 at Georgia 1-0-1 2-1-3 DNP 0-0-0 0-1-1 DNP 0-1-1 2-1-3 0-1-0 1-3-4 0-4-4 0-1-1 ALABAMA 0-2-2 1-0-1 DNP 1-0-1 1-5-6 0-0-0 1-1-2 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-2-3 at South Carolina 0-0-0 DNP DNP 0-0-0 5-1-6 DNP 0-1-1 2-0-2 DNP 2-0-2 2-0-2 4-0-4 at Memphis 2-2-4 0-1-1 DNP 1-1-2 7-1-8 DNP 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-1-3 1-0-1 MISSISSIPPI 0-0-0 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-0-3 DNP 2-1-3 1-1-2 0-0-0 1-1-2 2-1-3 1-0-1 at Vanderbilt 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-1-4 DNP 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0 3-0-3 6-2-8 KENTUCKY 2-1-3 0-0-0 DNP DNP 3-3-6 1-1-2 0-0-0 1-2-3 DNP 0-3-3 2-2-4 3-1-4 N.Carolina (bowl) 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 1-0-1 1-1-2 0-1-1 0-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0 1-1-2 3-1-4 Totals 6-7-13 5-4-9 0-1-1 7-10-17 29-19-48 1-2-3 6-7-13 15-9-24 0-3-3 8-12-20 24-21-45 28-17-45

OUTLOOK STAFF

Defensive Line


2010 REVIEW Team Superlatives Tennessee Highs and Lows

Category Stat Opponent Points Scored 52 Mississippi Low 10 Alabama 23 UT Martin, Kentucky First Downs Low 11 Florida Rushing Attempts 43 UT Martin Low 23 Florida Rushing Yards 332 UT Martin Low 9 Georgia Rushing TDs 4 UT Martin Low 0 Florida, UAB, SC, NC Passes Attempted 45 North Carolina Low 23 LSU Passes Completed 27 North Carolina Low 12 LSU Had Intercepted 3 North Carolina Low 0 UAB, LSU, Memphis, Miss Passing Yards 379 Memphis Low 121 LSU Passing TDs 5 Memphis Low 0 Oregon, LSU, Alabama Total Offensive Plays 74 North Carolina Low 51 Georgia Total Offensive Yards 537 UT Martin Low 217 LSU Fumbles 3 Georgia, SC, NC Low 0 Oregon, UAB Fumbles Lost 3 South Carolina Low 0 Seven times Penalties 9 Florida, Vanderbilt Low 3 LSU, Kentucky Penalty Yards 75 Vanderbilt, North Carolina Low 10 LSU QB Sacks by 5 Memphis Low 0 UAB

Opponent Highs and Lows

Category Stat Opponent Points Scored 48 Oregon Low 0 UT Martin First Downs 26 Oregon, Kentucky Low 3 UT Martin Rushing Attempts 49 Florida Low 29 UT Martin, North Carolina Rushing Yards 245 Oregon Low 56 UT Martin Rushing TDs 4 Alabama Low 0 UT Martin, Memphis Passes Attempted 60 UAB Low 23 Florida Passes Completed 33 UAB Low 10 Mississippi Had Intercepted 4 Mississippi Low 0 Oregon, Georgia, Alabama Passing Yards 429 UAB Low 86 UT Martin Passing TDs 2 Ore, UAB, Ga, Memphis Low 0 UT Martin, LSU, Mississippi Total Offensive Plays 92 UAB Low 55 UT Martin Total Offensive Yards 544 UAB Low 142 UT Martin Fumbles 4 Florida Low 0 Alabama 2 Fla, Memphis, Kentucky Fumbles Lost Low 0 UT Martin, UAB, Ga, Ala Penalties 12 North Carolina Low 5 Florida, Georgia, Alabama Penalty Yards 83 UT Martin Low 25 Florida QB Sacks by 6 Florida, South Carolina Low 0 Memphis

Records Set or Tied During the 2010 Season >> Game (Individual from 1944; Team from 1946)

Individual Passing Yards, half: 308, Tyler Bray vs. Memphis 2010 Previous Record: 305, Jonathan Crompton vs. Memphis 2009 Touchdown passes, bowl game: 4 (tie), Tyler Bray vs. North Carolina 2010 (Music City Bowl) Tied With: 4, Peyton Manning vs. Northwestern 1997 (Florida Citrus Bowl) Individual Receiving Yards per catch (min. 5): 38.0 (6 for 228), Denarius Moore vs. South Carolina 2010 Previous Record: 36.4 [5 for 182], Robert Meachem vs. California 2006 Team Interceptions TDs by interception returns: 2 (tie) vs. Mississippi 2010 Tied with: vs. Florida 1970, vs. Penn State 1971, vs. South Carolina 1971, vs. Hawaii 1972.

>> Season (Individual from 1937)

Individual Receiving TD receptions, freshman: 7, Justin Hunter 2010 Previous Record: 5, Joey Kent 1993; Kelly Washington 2001 Individual Interceptions TDs by interception returns: 3, Prentiss Waggner 2010 Previous Record: 2, Bud Sherrod 1949; Jim Cartwright 1959; Jackie Walker 1970, 1971; Preston Warren 1988

>> Career (Individual from 1937) Games (position player): 52, Luke Stocker 2007-10; Denarius Moore 2007-10. Previous Record: 51, Wes Brown 2006-09; Rico McCoy 2006-09; Jonathan Hefney 2004-07

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INDIVIDUAL SUPERLATIVES >> The Best by a Vol...

>> The Best by an Opponent...

Rushing Attempts 24 162 Net Rushing Yards Rushing TDs 2 Pass Attempts 45 Pass Completions 27 Had Intercepted 3 Pass Yards 354 Pass TDs 5 Total Offense Plays 50 Total Offense Yards 334 Receptions 9 Receiving Yards 228 Receiving TDs 2 Points Scored 12 Touchdowns 2 Field Goals (Made) 3 PATs (Made) 7 Punts 9 Punt Average (min. 3) 48.5 Punt Returns 3 Punt Return Yards 23 Kickoff Returns 5 Kickoff Return Yards 114 Total Tackles 14 Solo Tackles 11 TFL 3 Sacks 2 Interceptions 1 Interception Return Yds. 54

Rushing Attempts 29 184 Net Rushing Yards Rushing TDs 2 Pass Attempts 55 Pass Completions 31 Had Intercepted 3 Pass Yards 373 Pass TDs 2 Total Offense Plays 56 Total Offense Yards 375 Receptions 13 Receiving Yards 221 Receiving TDs 2 Points Scored 12 Touchdowns 2 Field Goals 2 PATs 6 Punts 10 Punt Average (min. 3) 48.4 Punt Returns 4 Punt Return Yards 84 Kickoff Returns 6 Kickoff Return Yards 107 Total Tackles 12 Solo Tackles 10 TFL 4 2 Sacks 1 Interceptions Interception Return Yds 76

Tauren Poole vs. LSU Tauren Poole vs. Ore Tauren Poole twice Tyler Bray vs. NC Tyler Bray vs. NC Tyler Bray vs. NC Tyler Bray vs. Ky Tyler Bray vs. Mem Tyler Bray vs. NC Tyler Bray vs. Ky Gerald Jones vs. NC D.Moore vs. SC D.Moore vs. UAB; Justin Hunter vs. Miss Seven times Six times M.Palardy vs. Mem D.Lincoln vs. Miss Cunningham vs UAB Cunningham vs SC J.Jackson vs. Miss J.Jackson vs. Mem David Oku vs. Ore Da’Rick Rogers vs. Ky Nick Reveiz 3 times Nick Reveiz vs. NC S.Frazier vs. UAB M.Jackson vs. Mem Chris Walker vs. Mem M.Jackson vs. Mem 17 times PWaggner vs. UTM

>> Tennessee’s Long Plays Rushing Passing Field Goal Punt Punt Return Kickoff Return Interception Return Fumble Return *-Touchdown.

59 80 49 56 21 78 54 37

T.Poole vs. Ala* Bray-Hunter vs. Miss* D.Lincoln vs. Fla. Cunningham vs. Ala Eric Gordon vs. LSU Da’Rick Rogers vs. Ky P.Waggner vs. UTM* P.Waggner vs. Mem

Marcus Lattimore, SC Marcus Lattimore, SC Five times Bryan Ellis, UAB Mike Hartline, Ky Jeremiah Masoli, Miss Bryan Ellis, UAB Three times Bryan Ellis, UAB Bryan Ellis, UAB Randall Cobb, Ky Julio Jones, Alabama Marcus Rucker, Mem Eight times Seven times Four times Rob Beard, Oregon Joe Hook, UT Martin Tyler Campbell, Miss M.Summer, Miss Kenjon Barner, Ore D.A. Griffin, Memphis Kenjon Barner, Ore Akeem Dent, Ga. Quan Sturdivant, N.C. Mitch Huelsing, Mem Antonio Allen, SC Three times 15 times Cliff Harris, Oregon

>> Opponent’s Long Plays Rushing Passing Field Goal Punt Punt Return Kickoff Return Interception Return Fumble Return *-Touchdown.

83 70 44 58 80 43 76 5

J.Jefferson, LSU* Garcia-Jeffery, SC* Caleb Sturgis, Florida Tyler Campbell, Miss Kenjon Barner, Ore* Jeff Demps, Florida Kenjon Barner, Ore* Devin Taylor, SC


2010 STATS ut Giveaway/Takeaway

PLAYS OF 20 Yards or More (107) Rush (21)

Pass (54)

Red Zone Statistics

Poss. TD FG TO MFG Downs Time TD% Score% Tennessee 40 20 10 5 2 2 1 50.0 75.0 Opponents 48 25 13 4 5 0 1 52.1 79.2

David Oku--22 KR, 21 KR, 23 KR, 26 KR Eric Gordon--21 KR Denarius Moore--20 KR David Oku--25 KR, 25 KR

David Oku--26 KR Eric Gordon--26 KR, 21 PR, 34 KR Eric Gordon--30 KR, 23 KR, 22 KR Eric Gordon--21 KR, 23 KR, 33 KR Rajion Neal--29 KR Eric Gordon--22 KR, 23 KR David Oku--20 KR Da’Rick Rogers--23 KR Da’Rick Rogers--29 KR, 21 KR Janzen Jackson--35 IR Prentiss Waggner--37 FR Malik Jackson--44 IR Eric Gordon--46 IR TD Janzen Jackson--47 KR, 22 IR

Da’Rick Rogers--23 KR Janzen Jackson--43 IR Da’Rick Rogers--78 KR, 20 KR Da’Rick Rogers--26 KR, 21 KR David Oku--20 KR

IR-Interception return; PR-Punt return; KR-Kickoff return..

Points Off Takeaways Takeaways Pts. Off Tennessee 28 96 Opponents 24 65

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Prentiss Waggner--54 IR TD

Giveaway Takeaway Game Fum Int Tot Fum Int Tot Dif. UT Martin 1 1 2 -- 2 2 -Oregon -- 1 1 1 -- 1 -Florida 1 2 3 2 -- 2 -1 UAB -- -- -- -- 1 1 +1 at LSU -- -- -- 1 3 4 +4 at Georgia 2 1 3 -- -- -- -3 -- 2 2 -- -- -- -2 Alabama at S. Carolina 3 1 4 -- 1 1 -3 at Memphis 1 -- 1 2 3 5 +4 Mississippi -- -- -- 1 4 5 +5 at Vanderbilt 1 2 3 -- 2 2 -1 Kentucky 0 2 2 2 1 3 +1 N.Carolina (bowl) 0 3 3 1 1 2 -1 TOTAL 9 15 24 10 18 28 +4

THE VOLS

UT MARTIN David Oku--44 TD, 21 Matt Simms to Gerald Jones--20, 37 Tauren Poole--22, 24 TD Matt Simms to Denarius Moore--42 TD Denarius Moore--58 TD Rajion Neal--40 OREGON Tauren Poole--31, 39, 23 Matt Simms to Justin Hunter--31 Da’Rick Rogers--21 Matt Simms to Zach Rogers--31 FLORIDA Matt Simms to Zach Rogers--33 Matt Simms to Denarius Moore--49 TD Matt Simms to Justin Hunter--35 TD Matt Simms to Tauren Poole--31 UAB Matt Simms to Zach Rogers--72 TD Matt Simms to Denarius Moore--25 TD at LSU Tauren Poole--20 Matt Simms to Gerald Jones--26 Matt Simms to Justin Hunter--37 Matt Simms to Justin Hunter--28, 38 TD, 25 at Georgia Matt Simms to Rajion Neal--58 Tyler Bray to Luke Stocker--22 ALABAMA Tauren Poole--59 TD Matt Simms to Da’Rick Rogers--23 Rajion Neal--22 Matt Simms to Rajion Neal--26 Chad Cunningham--25 Matt Simms to Denarius Moore--33, 64 at South Carolina Tyler Bray to Denarius Moore--26, 30 TD, 62 at Memphis Tauren Poole--20, 27, 21 TD Tyler Bray to Tauren Poole--41 Tyler Bray to Gerald Jones--26 Tyler Bray to Justin Hunter--42 TD Tyler Bray to Da’Rick Rogers--22 TD Tyler Bray to Luke Stocker--32 Matt Simms to Denarius Moore--34 MISSISSIPPI Tauren Poole--36 TD, 35 TD Tyler Bray to Justin Hunter--80 TD, 22 TD Tyler Bray to Denarius Moore--30, 38 Tyler Bray to Mychal Rivera--26 Tyler Bray to Gerald Jones--22 Tyler Bray to Luke Stocker--24 at Vanderbilt Tauren Poole--21, 28 TD Tyler Bray to Gerald Jones--20, 23 Tyler Bray to David Oku--34 Tyler Bray to Da’Rick Rogers--27, 27 Tyler Bray to Denarius Moore--20 TD KENTUCKY Tyler Bray to Denarius Moore--44, 49, 48, 20 Tyler Bray to Gerald Jones--21 Tyler Bray to Luke Stocker--21 Tyler Bray to Gerald Jones--29 TD North Carolina (bowl) Tyler Bray to Da’Rick Rogers--45 TD Tyler Bray to Denarius Moore--21 Tyler Bray to Luke Stocker--20 TD

Returns (39)

OUTLOOK STAFF

Game

Fumbles

Name No.-Lost Anthony Anderson 1-1 Tyler Bray 1-0 Eric Gordon 3-3 Janzen Jackson 1-0 Gerald Jones 1-1 Rajion Neal 2-1 David Oku 1-0 Tauren Poole 2-1 Da’Rick Rogers 2-0 Matt Simms 3-2 Team 2-0 Totals 19-9

Inside the Red Zone

Game Tennessee Opponent UT Martin 4-5 (2 TDs, 2 FGs) 0-0 Oregon 2-2 (1 TD, 1 FG) 3-3 (1 TD, 2 FGs) Florida 0-1 4-4 (4 TDs) UAB 1-1 (TD) 3-5 (1 TD, 2 FGs) at LSU 2-3 (2 TDs) 2-3 (1 TD, 1 FG) at Georgia 1-2 (TD) 6-6 (4 TD, 2 FGs) Alabama 1-3 (FG) 5-6 (4 TDs, 1 FG) at S. Carolina 3-4 (2 TDs, 1 FG) 4-7 (3 TDs, 1 FG) at Memphis 6-6 (3 TDs, 3 FG) 1-1 (1 TD) Mississippi 1-1 (1 TD) 2-2 (2 TDs) at Vanderbilt 3-3 (2 TDs, 1 FG) 2-4 (1 TD, 1 FG) Kentucky 4-6 (3 TDs, 1 FG) 2-3 (2 TDs) N.Carolina (bowl) 2-3 (2 TDs) 4-4 (1 TD, 3 FGs) TOTAL 30-40 (20 TDs, 10 FGs) 38-48 (25 TDs, 13 FGs)

*The Red Zone denotes UT’s possessions inside the 20-yard line (includes overtime).

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2010 REVIEW GAME-BY-GAME DRIVE CHARTS >> UT Martin (Sept. 4)

>> UAB (Sept. 25)

>> at South Carolina (Oct. 30)

>> Kentucky (Nov. 27)

No. Start Plays Yards Time End 1 T35 12 62 5:14 FG 2 T33 5 67 1:48 TD 3 M47 8 29 2:43 FG 4 T44 3 5 2:01 Punt 5 T26 3 2 1:27 Punt 6 T35 6 16 3:17 Punt 7 M49 3 49 0:53 TD 8* T17 3 83 1:04 TD 9 M42 1 42 0:08 TD 10 T17 9 83 3:49 TD 11 T49 6 24 2:18 Interception 12 T29 3 -1 1:02 Punt 13 T27 7 41 3:57 Downs 14 T27 6 55 3:37 End of game

No. Start Plays Yards Time End 1 T41 9 59 4:01 TD 2 T24 3 7 1:21 Punt 3 T28 1 72 0:12 TD 4 T37 8 33 2:14 FG 5 T20 3 4 1:33 Punt 6 T11 3 6 2:09 Punt 7 T33 3 8 1:39 Punt 8* B32 3 -5 0:30 Punt 9 T42 4 9 1:21 Punt 10 T20 4 17 2:08 Punt 11 T28 3 -5 1:59 Punt 12 T19 8 30 3:32 Punt 13 T37 6 5 0:38 End of Half 14^ B25 4 2 0:00 FG 15^ B25 1 25 0:00 TD

No. Start Plays Yards Time End 1 T20 14 58 8:52 FG 2 T26 5 54 2:14 Fumble 3 T30 9 70 3:23 TD 4 T2 4 11 1:06 End of half 5* T25 2 2 0:51 Fumble 6 T20 2 0 0:50 Interception 7 T20 9 32 4:48 Punt 8 T30 5 70 1:58 TD 9 T23 5 77 1:54 TD 10 T26 7 19 4:17 Punt 11 T27 4 15 1:19 Downs

No. Start Plays Yards Time End 1 K17 4 7 1:24 Missed fg 2 T27 3 9 2:04 Punt 3 T20 6 80 1:29 TD 4 T39 2 61 0:29 TD 5 T18 5 38 2:23 Punt 6 K44 1 0 0:09 Interception 7 T24 1 -2 0:36 End of half 8* T24 12 70 4:21 Interception 9 T27 9 73 3:23 TD 10 T20 11 61 4:15 FG 11 T32 3 3 1:03 Punt 12 T32 9 19 4:55 End of game

>> Oregon (Sept. 11) No. Start Plays Yards Time End 1 T20 7 50 3:57 FG 2 O43 5 26 2:10 FG 3 T16 6 54 2:16 Downs 4 T31 5 69 1:59 TD 5 T15 7 34 4:19 Punt 6 T30 3 5 0:55 Punt 7 T23 3 1 0:57 End of half 8* T6 5 22 1:04 Punt 9 T27 7 46 3:38 Interception 10 T28 4 -11 1:39 Punt 11 T6 6 11 3:02 Punt 12 T21 3 5 1:43 Punt 13 T22 3 -11 1:13 Punt 14 T25 3 2 1:34 Punt

>> Florida (Sept. 18) No. Start Plays Yards Time End 1 T9 3 3 1:42 Punt T1 3 3 1:37 Punt 2 3 T43 8 25 3:08 FG 4 T26 3 -5 1:49 Punt 5 F40 4 37 2:00 Interception T23 6 11 3:31 Punt 6 7* T29 3 71 1:20 TD 8 T25 5 15 1:48 Interception 9 T16 3 -6 1:04 Punt 10 T49 6 51 1:52 TD 11 T25 3 36 0:52 Fumble 12 T10 8 32 2:04 Downs

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>> at LSU (Oct. 2) No. Start Plays Yards Time End 1 T26 6 7 1:45 Punt 2 50 6 7 2:25 Downs 3 T37 10 63 5:23 TD 4 T28 3 1 2:41 Punt 5 T24 4 14 2:31 Punt 6 T27 2 4 1:31 Half 7* T41 3 7 1:23 Punt 8 L38 7 10 3:13 Missed fg 9 T20 3 -1 1:40 Punt 10 T29 8 71 3:11 TD 11 T20 9 49 4:06 Downs

>> at Georgia (Oct. 9) No. Start Plays Yards Time End 1 T23 6 16 4:16 Punt 2 T20 3 6 1:16 Interception 3 T20 6 80 2:57 TD 4 T21 3 1 1:45 Punt 5 T26 3 -21 1:42 Punt 6 T20 6 31 2:07 Punt 7* T29 7 71 3:08 TD 8 T15 3 -4 1:55 Punt 9 T20 12 77 5:16 Downs 10 T16 2 22 0:41 End of game

>> Alabama (Oct. 23) No. Start Plays Yards Time End 1 T22 3 4 1:51 Punt 2 T13 4 87 1:43 TD 3 T14 3 3 0:49 Punt 4 T24 3 -15 1:54 Punt 5 T20 6 19 1:50 Punt 6 T39 3 0 1:04 Punt 7 T19 7 66 0:47 FG 8* T25 10 40 4:34 Missed fg 9 T36 9 53 3:38 Interception 10 T33 8 22 4:00 Punt 11 T20 7 48 4:01 Interception 12 A27 5 12 1:11 Downs

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>> at Memphis (Nov. 6) No. Start Plays Yards Time End 1 T35 9 27 3:58 Downs 2 T30 5 70 2:37 TD 3 T18 3 82 1:03 TD 4 M33 6 26 1:01 FG 5 T24 9 76 3:48 TD 6 M40 5 40 2:13 TD 7 M9 1 9 0:05 TD 8 T21 10 64 2:02 FG 9* T34 5 14 2:21 Punt 10 T32 3 9 0:56 Fumble 11 M21 1 21 0:07 TD 12 T47 5 37 1:59 FG 13 T30 9 32 5:28 Punt 14 T25 2 -2 1:11 End of game

>> Mississippi (Nov. 13) No. Start Plays Yards Time End 1 T20 1 80 0:13 TD 2 T14 6 43 3:53 Punt 3 T32 3 68 1:18 TD 4 M39 3 -19 1:11 Punt 5 T14 11 86 4:01 TD 6 T6 3 9 2:16 Punt 7 T40 7 34 0:58 FG 8 T9 1 -2 0:01 End of half 9* T20 4 26 2:32 Punt 10 T37 6 63 2:41 TD 11 T16 5 10 2:08 Punt 12 T12 5 20 3:10 Punt 13 M44 3 44 1:47 TD 14 T26 3 3 1:44 Punt 15 T25 3 -2 2:27 Punt

>> at Vanderbilt (Nov. 20) No. Start Plays Yards Time End 1 T23 9 43 5:14 Punt 2 T20 5 80 2:07 TD 3 T20 9 36 4:49 Punt 4 T20 10 80 4:24 TD 5 V30 3 -2 0:57 Interception 6* T20 2 11 0:38 Interception 7 T44 5 14 3:54 Punt 8 T29 9 60 4:01 FG 9 T7 3 3 1:26 Punt 10 T44 3 -3 1:35 Punt 11 V36 4 36 1:11 TD

>> North Carolina, bowl (Dec. 30) No. Start Plays Yards Time End 1 T27 6 11 2:48 Punt 2 T30 2 -4 1:15 Interception 3 T28 3 4 0:57 Punt 4 T25 9 75 3:32 TD 5 T15 8 37 2:50 Interception T30 5 18 2:27 Punt 6 7 T22 3 6 1:34 Punt 8 N45 2 45 0:13 TD 9 T29 1 -1 0:27 End of half 10* T5 9 23 4:35 Punt 11 T33 4 19 2:36 Punt 12 T20 3 13 2:29 Punt 13 T37 10 63 5:01 TD 14 N44 3 -1 1:05 Punt 15^ N25 2 25 0:00 TD 16^ N25 4 12 0:00 Interception * - First drive of second half. ^ - Overtime drive (not reflected in average starting position).

Average Starting Field Position Drives Yd. Line Avg. IN20 Tennessee 163 4869 29.9 29 Opponents 167 5063 30.3 34


2010 STATS Opening Drives

INDIVIDUAL CAREER GAME BESTS

THE VOLS

Game 1st Half 2nd Half UT Martin FG TD Oregon FG Punt Punt TD Florida TD Punt UAB at LSU Punt Punt at Georgia Punt TD Alabama Punt Missed fg at S. Carolina FG Fumble at Memphis Downs Punt Mississippi TD Punt at Vanderbilt Punt Interception Kentucky Missed fg Interception Punt North Carolina (bowl) Punt

OUTLOOK STAFF

>> Vols on Offensive Series

>> Vols on Defensive Series

Field Goal Sequence

Game Tennessee Opponent UT Martin (21) (35) 43 Oregon (48) (35) (37) (42) Florida (49) (44) UAB (47) (40) 41, 35, 49, 30, 54, (35) (21) at LSU 45 54 (31) at Georgia - (42) (20) Alabama (33) 52 (36) 25, (42) at S. Carolina (39) (40) 41 at Memphis (24) (32) (33) Mississippi (43) at Vanderbilt (28) (31) 25, 45b Kentucky 28 (36) 42 North Carolina (bowl) - (28) (39) (23) Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made. b--Blocked.

Luke Stocker

>> Rushing

Name No. Opp. Kevin Cooper 2 Twice 6 at VAN 2008 Gerald Jones Denarius Moore 2 at LSU 2010 9 Twice Rajion Neal David Oku 8 Twice 24 vs. LSU 2010 Tauren Poole 5 at SC 2010 Da’Rick Rogers Zach Rogers 1 Four 3 vs. UTM 2010 Toney Williams

>> Passing

Name Tyler Bray Matt Simms

Att. Opp. 45 vs. NC 2010 34 vs. FLA 2010

Yards Opp. 6 at VAN 2008 67 vs. KY 2008 58 vs. UTM 2010 79 vs. UTM 2010 77 vs. UTM 2010 162 vs. ORE 2010 49 at SC 2010 15 vs. GA 2009 8 vs. UTM 2010

Comp. Opp. 27 vs. NC 2010 19 Twice

>> Passing Yards

Name Tyler Bray Matt Simms

Yards Opp. 354 vs. KY 2010 259 vs. FLA 2010

>> Receiving

Name No. Opp. Kevin Cooper 4 at UCLA 2008 Channing Fugate 1 Twice Justin Hunter 4 at GA 2010 Gerald Jones 9 vs. NC 2010 Denarius Moore 7 Twice Rajion Neal 3 vs. GA 2010 David Oku 3 vs. UAB 2010 Tauren Poole 4 vs. NC 2010 Mychal Rivera 3 at MEM 2010 Da’Rick Rogers 3 at VAN 2010 Zach Rogers 4 vs. FLA 2010 Luke Stocker 5 Four times

Yards Opp. 31 vs. OH 2009 17 vs. KY 2010 114 vs. MISS 2010 113 at KY 2009 228 at SC 2010 70 vs. GA 2010 34 vs. VAN 2010 50 at MEM 2010 35 vs. MISS 2010 59 at VAN 2010 78 vs. UAB 2010 78 at KY 2009

>> Punt Returns

Name No. Opp. Anthony Anderson 2 at VAN 2010 1 Five times Eric Gordon Justin Hunter 2 vs. UAB 2010 3 vs. MISS 2010 Janzen Jackson Gerald Jones 5 at AUB 2008 Da’Rick Rogers 1 at VAN 2010

>> Kickoff Returns

Name No. Opp. Anthony Anderson 2 at VAN 2010 1 Twice Sam Edgmon Eric Gordon 4 Twice Janzen Jackson 1 vs. MISS 2010 2 at UCLA 2008 Gerald Jones Denarius Moore 3 vs. SM 2007 David Oku 5 Three times Mychal Rivera 1 vs. UTM 2010 3 Three times Da’Rick Rogers 1 vs. KY 2008 Luke Stocker 2 vs. ALA 2010 Rajion Neal

Yards Opp. 11 vs. NC 2010 21 at LSU 2010 16 vs. UAB 2010 26 at MEM 2010 68 at AUB 2008 23 at VAN 2010

Yards Opp. 1 at VAN 2010 10 vs. MEM 2009 95 at GA 2010 47 vs. MISS 2010 76 at UCLA 2008 56 vs. SM 2007 159 at MISS 2009 7 vs. UTM 2010 114 vs. KY 2010 5 vs. KY 2008 38 vs. ALA 2010

>> Tackles

Name Tackles Opp. Anthony Anderson 5 Twice Joseph Ayres 4 at MEM 2010 Willie Bohannon 3 Three times 8 vs. MISS 2010 Brent Brewer Raiques Crump 6 at MEM 2010 Cory Eichholtz 2 vs. SC 2009 Art Evans 8 at LSU 2010 C.J. Fleming 3 vs. MEM 2009 2 vs. MEM 2009 Steven Fowlkes Savion Frazier 11 vs. AUB 2009 Eric Gordon 6 Twice 4 Twice Montori Hughes Janzen Jackson 11 vs. KY 2010 Malik Jackson 8 at MEM 2010 Austin Johnson 9 vs. UAB 2010 6 Twice Greg King 12 Twice Herman Lathers 5 vs. OHIO 2009 Nigel Mitchell-Thornton Corey Miller 3 vs. MISS 2010 John Propst 6 at GA 2010 Nick Reveiz 14 Three times 4 vs. MEM 2009 Shane Reveiz 5 at LSU 2010 Jacques Smith Jake Storey 3 vs. MEM 2009 Rae Sykes 2 vs. UAB 2010 Marsalis Teague 11 vs. KY 2010 4 Twice Victor Thomas 9 at LSU 2010 LaMarcus Thompson Daryl Vereen 4 at VAN 2010 8 at LSU 2010 Prentiss Waggner 8 Twice Chris Walker 2 at VAN 2010 Rod Wilks Gerald Williams 8 at VAN 2010 Tyler Wolf 5 vs. UTM 2010

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Game 1st Half 2nd Half UT Martin Punt Punt Oregon Punt Punt Florida Punt FG UAB Missed fg Punt at LSU TD INT at Georgia TD TD Alabama Punt TD at S. Carolina Interception TD at Memphis TD Punt Mississippi Punt Interception at Vanderbilt Punt Punt Kentucky TD TD North Carolina (bowl) TD Punt


sec schedule

2011 SEC FOOTBALL SCHEDULE [As of Feb. 21, 2011 • Schedule is subject to change]

Date Team

Sept. 3

Sept. 10

Sept. 17

Sept. 24

Oct. 1

Oct. 8

Oct. 15

Oct. 22

ALABAMA

KENT STATE Tuscaloosa

PENN STATE State College

NORTH TEXAS Tuscaloosa

ARKANSAS Tuscaloosa

FLORIDA Gainesville

VANDERBILT Tuscaloosa

OLE MISS Oxford

TENNESSEE Tuscaloosa

ARKANSAS

MISSOURI STATE Fayetteville

NEW MEXICO Fayetteville

TROY Fayetteville

ALABAMA Tuscaloosa

TEXAS A&M Arlington, Texas

AUBURN Fayetteville

AUBURN

UTAH STATE Auburn

MISS. STATE Auburn (Sept. 8)

CLEMSON Clemson

FLORIDA ATLANTIC Auburn

SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia

ARKANSAS Fayetteville

FLORIDA Auburn

FLORIDA

FLORIDA ATLANTIC Gainesville

UAB Gainesville

TENNESSEE Gainesville

KENTUCKY Lexington

ALABAMA Gainesville

LSU Baton Rouge

AUBURN Auburn

GEORGIA Jacksonville

GEORGIA

BOISE STATE Atlanta

SOUTH CAROLINA Athens

COASTAL CAROLINA Athens

OLE MISS Oxford

MISSISSIPPI STATE Athens

TENNESSEE Knoxville

VANDERBILT Nashville

KENTUCKY

WESTERN KENTUCKY Nashville

CENTRAL MICHIGAN Lexington

LOUISVILLE Lexington

FLORIDA Lexington

LSU Baton Rouge

SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia

OREGON Arlington, Texas

NORTHWESTERN STATE Baton Rouge

MISS. STATE Starkville (Sept. 15)

WEST VIRGINIA Morgantown

KENTUCKY Baton Rouge

FLORIDA Baton Rouge

OLE MISS

BRIGHAM YOUNG Oxford

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Oxford

VANDERBILT Nashville

GEORGIA Oxford

FRESNO STATE Fresno

MISSISSIPPI STATE

MEMPHIS Memphis

AUBURN Auburn (Sept. 8)

LSU Starkville (Sept. 15)

LOUISIANA TECH Starkville

GEORGIA Athens

UAB Birmingham

GEORGIA Athens

NAVY Columbia

VANDERBILT Columbia

AUBURN Columbia BUFFALO Knoxville

LSU

SOUTH CAROLINA

EAST CAROLINA Charlotte

TENNESSEE

MONTANA Knoxville

CINCINNATI Knoxville

FLORIDA Gainesville

VANDERBILT

ELON Nashville

CONNECTICUT Nashville

OLE MISS Nashville

SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia

Nov. 5

Nov. 12

Nov. 19

Nov. 26

LSU Tuscaloosa

MISSISSIPPI STATE Starkville

GEORGIA SOUTHERN Tuscaloosa

AUBURN Auburn

SOUTH CAROLINA Fayetteville

TENNESSEE Fayetteville

MISSISSIPPI STATE Fayetteville

LSU Baton Rouge (Nov. 25)

GEORGIA Athens

SAMFORD Auburn

ALABAMA Auburn

VANDERBILT Gainesville

SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia

FURMAN Gainesville

FLORIDA STATE Gainesville

FLORIDA Jacksonville

NEW MEXICO STATE Athens

AUBURN Athens

KENTUCKY Athens

GEORGIA TECH Atlanta

MISSISSIPPI STATE Lexington

OLE MISS Lexington

VANDERBILT Nashville

GEORGIA Athens

TENNESSEE Lexington

ALABAMA Tuscaloosa

WESTERN KENTUCKY Baton Rouge

OLE MISS Oxford

ARKANSAS Baton Rouge (Nov. 25)

AUBURN Auburn

KENTUCKY Lexington

LOUISIANA TECH Oxford

LSU Oxford

MISSISSIPPI STATE Starkville

SOUTH CAROLINA Starkville

KENTUCKY Lexington

TENNESSEEMARTIN Starkville

ALABAMA Starkville

ARKANSAS Fayetteville

OLE MISS Starkville

KENTUCKY Columbia

MISSISSIPPI STATE Starkville

TENNESSEE Knoxville

ARKANSAS Fayetteville

FLORIDA Columbia

THE CITADEL Columbia

CLEMSON Columbia

GEORGIA Knoxville

LSU Knoxville

ALABAMA Tuscaloosa

SOUTH CAROLINA Knoxville

MIDDLE TENNESSEE Knoxville

ARKANSAS Fayetteville

VANDERBILT Knoxville

KENTUCKY Lexington

ALABAMA Tuscaloosa

GEORGIA Nashville

ARMY Nashville

ARKANSAS Nashville

FLORIDA Gainesville

KENTUCKY Nashville

TENNESSEE Knoxville

WAKE FOREST Winston-Salem

Oct. 29

OLE MISS Oxford

VANDERBILT Nashville

LSU Baton Rouge

OLE MISS Auburn

JACKSONVILLE STATE Lexington TENNESSEE Knoxville

AUBURN Baton Rouge

ALABAMA Oxford

ARKANSAS Oxford

2011 SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME • DECEMBER 3 • ATLANTA, GA.

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2011 TENNESSEE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 Nov. 26

Montana Cincinnati *at Florida Buffalo *Georgia *LSU *at Alabama *South Carolina Middle Tennessee (HC) *at Arkansas *Vanderbilt *at Kentucky

Knoxville Knoxville Gainesville Knoxville Knoxville Knoxville Tuscaloosa Knoxville Knoxville Fayetteville Knoxville Lexington

Dec. 3

SEC Championship Game Atlanta (CBS)

*-SEC Opponent; HC-Homecoming.

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CAREER RECORD HOLDERS Rushing Yards Travis Henry, 1997-2000 Rushing TDs Gene McEver, 1928-31 Passing Percentage Peyton Manning, 1994-97 Passing Yards Peyton Manning, 1994-97 Passing TDs Peyton Manning, 1994-97 Total Offense Yards Peyton Manning, 1994-97 Receptions Joey Kent,1993-96 Receiving Yards Joey Kent,1993-96 Receiving TDs Joey Kent,1993-96 Interceptions Tim Priest, 1968-70 Int. Return Yards Eric Berry, 2007-09 Punting Average Jimmy Colquitt, 1981-84 Punt Return Yards Bobby Majors, 1969-71 Kickoff Return Yards Willie Gault, 1979-82 Touchdowns Gene McEver, 1928-31 Field Goals Made Fuad Reveiz, 1981-84 SINGLE-SEASON RECORD HOLDERS Rushing Yards Travis Stephens, 2001 Rushing TDs Gene McEver, 1929 Rushing TDs (QB) Heath Shuler, 1992 Passing Percentage Erik Ainge, 2006 Passing Yards Peyton Manning, 1997 Passing TDs Peyton Manning, 1997 Total Offense Yards Peyton Manning, 1997 Receptions Marcus Nash, 1997 Receiving Yards Robert Meachem, 2006 Receiving TDs Marcus Nash, 1997 Punting Average Jimmy Colquitt, 1982 Punt Return Yards Bobby Majors, 1969 Kickoff Return Yards David Oku, 2009 Int. Return Yards Eric Berry, 2008 Touchdowns Gene McEver, 1929 Field Goals Made Fuad Reveiz, 1982

3,078 37 62.5 11,201 89 11,020 183 2,814 25 18 494 43.9 1,163 1,854 44 71 1,464 18 11 67.0 3,819 36 3,789 76 1,298 13 46.9 457 863 265 21 27

SCHOOL COLORS The colors Orange and White were selected by Charles Moore, a member of the first football team in 1891, and later were approved by a vote of the student body. The colors were those of the common American Daisy, which grew in profusion on The Hill. Tennessee players did not appear in the now-famous orange jerseys until the season-opening game in 1922. Coach M.B. Banks’ Vols won that game over Emory & Henry by a score of 50-0. NICKNAME The University of Tennessee, as the state’s land grant university, draws the nickname of its athletic teams (Volunteers) from the name most associated with the state. Tennessee acquired its name, “The Volunteer State,” in the early days of the 19th century when Gen. Andrew Jackson mustered large armies from his home state to fight the American Indians, and later the British at the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. The name “Volunteers” is frequently shortened to “Vols” in describing Tennessee athletic teams. MASCOT The Vols’ mascot is a blue tick coon hound named Smokey. The latest in the line -- Smokey IX -- will be faithfully patrolling the sidelines again this year for Tennessee. The current Volunteers mascot comes from a line of native Tennessee-bred blue tick coon hounds that has been on the job since 1953 and been provided by the family of the late Rev. W.C. Brooks of Knoxville. The mascot Smokey was chosen as a result of a Pep Club contest held that year to select a mascot.

NEYLAND STADIUM/SHIELDS-WATKINS FIELD

TICKET INFOrMATION Phone (865) 656-1200 Tennessee only 1-800-332-VOLS (8657) uttix.com or utsports.com FACTS ABOUT TENNESSEE Founded: 1794 Enrollment: 27,523 Chancellor: Dr. Jimmy Cheek Director of Athletics: Mike Hamilton Faculty Chairman of Athletics: Dr. Daniel Murphy Athletic Conference: Southeastern Conference Nickname of Team: Volunteers or Vols Mascot: Blue tick coon hound named Smokey Band: Pride of the Southland (275 pieces) Colors: Orange and White Stadium: Neyland Stadium (Capacity: 102,455) Shields-Watkins Field (natural grass) EO1-8601-004-011-11

The present-day Neyland Stadium/Shields-Watkins Field had its beginning in 1919. Col. W.S. Shields, president of Knoxville’s City National Bank and a UT trustee, provided the initial capital to prepare and equip an athletic field. Thus, when the field was completed in March 1921, it was called Shields-Watkins Field in honor of the donor and his wife, Alice Watkins-Shields. The stadium, apart from the field it grew to enclose, came to bear its own distinguished name: Neyland Stadium. It was named in 1962 for the man most responsible for the growth and development of UT’s football program, Gen. Robert R. Neyland. Neyland served as head coach from 1926-1952, with two interruptions for military service. After retiring from the coaching ranks, Neyland was athletic director until his death in 1962. He was the guiding force behind additions to the stadium’s capacity and is the one most responsible for the winning tradition that Volunteer fans have come to expect over the years. In the summer before the 1994 season, natural grass replaced the artificial turf as the surface of Neyland Stadium for the first time since 1968. A 1996 expansion to the North end upper deck pushed capacity above 100,000. The 2000 addition of the east side skyboxes raised the figure to 104,079 before phased renovations for club and terrace seating improvements dropped current capacity to 102,455 -- still the fourth-largest stadium in college football.

HEAD COACH DEREK DOOLEY Derek Dooley, 42, came to UT after three seasons as head coach at Louisiana Tech, where he also served as athletics director since March 2008. He was the only athletics director serving as head football coach on the BCS level. Dooley is the youngest son of Georgia legend Vince Dooley, who coached the Bulldogs for 25 seasons and claimed six league crowns and the 1980 national title. In Dooley’s first season at the Tennessee helm, the Vols finished 6-7, winning all four games in November and playing North Carolina in the Music City Bowl. The bright future on the horizon for UT football was exemplified by performances from the talented freshman class. Tennessee played 26 freshmen in 2010, including 16 true freshmen, both the third-highest totals in major college football. Dooley played his college football at Virginia, turning down scholarship offers elsewhere to walk on and later earn his own scholarship from head coach George Welsh. Dooley was named to his first head coaching position by Louisiana Tech in December 2006. Included in his 17-20 overall record was an 8-5 mark in 2008 highlighted by the school’s first postseason victory in 30 years at the Independence Bowl. Dooley is married to Dr. Allison Jeffers Dooley, an OB/ GYN and Fort Worth, Texas, native. They have two sons, John Taylor (12) and Peyton (9), and a daughter, Julianna (7). Allison is active in fundraising for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. 2011 STAFF -- Derek Dooley, Head Coach; Jim Chaney, Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs; Justin Wilcox, Defensive Coordinator; Charlie Baggett, Asst. Head Coach/ Wide Receivers; Harry Hiestand, Offensive Line; Darin Hinshaw, Quarterbacks; Terry Joseph, Defensive Backs/ Recruiting Coordinator; Eric Russell, Tight Ends/Special Teams; Peter Sirmon, Linebackers; Lance Thompson, Defensive Line; Ron McKeefery, Football Head Strength Coach; Chino Fontenette, Graduate Assistant; Schirra Fields, Graduate Assistant; David Blackburn, Senior Assoc. AD/Administration; Brad Pendergrass, Dir. Football Operations; Condredge Holloway, Asst. AD/ Student-Athlete Relations & Lettermen; Heather Ervin, Asst. Dir. Football Operations; Kris Ann Hawkins, Dir. On Campus Recruiting; Andre Lott, Vol for Life Coordinator; Jason McVeigh, Dir. Sports Medicine; Dr. Chris Klenck, Team Physician; Roger Frazier, Equipment Manager; Joe Harrinigton, Sports Video Coordinator, Scott Altizer, Dir. Football Relations; Steven Rubio, Dir. Player Personnel; Max Parrott, Assistant Equipment Manager; Allen Sitzler, Assistant Equipment Manager.


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