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Location: Knoxville, Tenn. Founded: 1794 Conference: Southeastern Enrollment: 27,523 Colors: Orange & White Nickname: Volunteers Mascot: Smokey IX Band: Pride of the Southland President: Dr. Joe DiPietro Chancellor: Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek Faculty Representative: Dr. Donald Bruce Vice Chancellor/Dir. of Athletics: Dave Hart Athletic Dept. Phone: 865-974-1220 Ticket Office Phone: 1-800-332-8657

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 QUICK FACTS THE BASICS

FACILITY INFORMATION

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Facility (Opened): Neyland Stadium (1921) Capacity: 102,455 (Third-largest in CFB) Surface: Tifway 419 Bermuda Hybrid Grass Record at Neyland Stadium: 437-112-17 (.787)

HISTORY

Site Atlanta, Ga. (Georgia Dome) Knoxville, Tenn. Knoxville, Tenn. Knoxville, Tenn. Athens, Ga. Starkville, Miss. Knoxville, Tenn. Columbia, S.C. Knoxville, Tenn. Knoxville, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Knoxville, Tenn.

Series Tied, 1-1 First Meeting UF, 22-19 UT, 1-0 UT, 21-18-2 UT, 28-15-1 UA, 49-38-7 UT, 22-6-2 First Meeting First Meeting UT, 73-27-5 UT, 74-24-9

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COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Derek Dooley Record at Tennessee: 11-14 (Third Year) Career Record: 28-34 (.452) Five years Offensive Coordinator: Jim Chaney Defensive Coordinator: Sal Sunseri Cornerbacks: Derrick Ansley Special Teams/Tight Ends: Charlie Coiner Safeties: Josh Conklin Running Backs: Jay Graham Wide Receivers: Darin Hinshaw Defensive Line: John Palermo Offensive Line: Sam Pittman Strength & Conditioning: Ron McKeefery Graduate Assistant: Kyle Manley Graduate Assistant: Brandon Staley Administrative Intern: Schirra Fields Administrative Intern: Blake Rolan Administrative Intern: Brian Wajert

RECORDS

Opponent NC State^ Georgia State Florida* Akron Georgia* Mississippi State* Alabama* South Carolina* Troy Missouri* Vanderbilt* Kentucky*

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 2012 SCHEDULE Date 8/31 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24

2011 Overall Record: 5-7 Home / Away: 5-3 / 0-4 SEC Record: 1-7 Home / Away: 1-3 / 0-4 SEC Finish: 6th East Positional Starters Returning/Lost: 19/6 Offense: 10/1 Defense: 7/4 Special Teams: 2/1 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 48/16

HONORS

2012

TEAM INFORMATION

HISTORY

WELCOME TO

First Year of Football: 1891 All-Time Overall Record: 794-347-53 (.687) All-Time SEC Record: 319-174-19 (.642) SEC Championships: 13 (1998, 1997, 1990, 1989, 1985, 1969, 1967, 1956, 1951, 1946, 1940, 1939, 1938) SEC Eastern Division Championships: 5 SEC Championship Games: 3 National Championships: 6 (1998, 1967, 1951, 1950, 1940, 1938) BCS Titles: 1 (1998)

MEDIA RELATIONS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS GENERAL INFO 1 2 4 9 10 11 12 14 16 17 18 21

2012 Quick Facts Table of Contents 2012 Season Outlook Football Training Center Preseason Depth Chart Lettermen Returning/Lost Numerical Roster Alphabetical Roster Geographical Breakdown Positional Breakdown Preseason Notebook 2012 Opponents

STAFF 26 28 29 30 30 31 31 32 32 33 34 35 35 36 36 37 37 37 38 39 41 42 44 45 45 46 47 48

Derek Dooley Jim Chaney Sal Sunseri Derrick Ansley Charlie Coiner Josh Conklin Jay Graham Darin Hinshaw John Palermo Sam Pittman Ron McKeefery David Blackburn Brad Pendergrass Scott Altizer Heather Ervin Kris Ann Hawkins Andre Lott Joe Harrington Gradute Assistants/Interns Football Support Staff Equipment Staff Sports Medicine Staff Strength & Conditioning Staff Dr. Jimmy G. Cheek, Chancellor Dr. Donald Bruce, FAR Dave Hart, Vice Chancellor/AD Executive Athletics Staff Senior Athletics Staff

2012 VOLUNTEERS 50 50 50 51 51 52 53 53 54 54 55 55 56 58 59 60 60 2

Corey Alexander Carson Anderson Max Arnold Patrick Ashford Joseph Ayres Ben Bartholomew Cody Blanc Willie Bohannon Austin Bolen Deion Bonner Davante Bourque Drae Bowles Tyler Bray Brent Brewer Derrick Brodus Alex Bullard George Bullock

61 61 61 62 62 62 63 63 64 64 65 65 65 66 67 67 68 68 69 69 69 70 71 71 71 72 73 73 73 74 74 74 75 76 77 77 78 79 79 80 80 81 82 83 83 84 84 85 85 86 86 87 87 89 89 89 90 90 91 92 92 93

Kenny Bynum Michael Cantwell J.R. Carr Allan Carson Jacob Carter Gregory Clark Justin Coleman Brock Collier Tyler Coombes Maurice Couch Jason Croom Mack Crowder Raiques Crump Vincent Dallas Matt Darr Brendan Downs Tyler Drummer Alex Ellis Tyrin Fairman Steven Fowlkes Channing Fugate Zach Fulton Matt Giampapa Jacob Gilliam Darin Gooch Eric Gordon Daniel Gray Gregory Grieco Christian Harris Andrew Henry Alden Hill Daniel Hood Alton Howard Justin Hunter Marcus Jackson Ja’Wuan James A.J. Johnson Reggie Juin Kyler Kerbyson Greg King Justin King Marlin Lane Herman Lathers LaTroy Lewis Curt Maggitt Daniel McCullers LaDarrell McNeil Justin Meredith Corey Miller Nigel Mitchell-Thornton Isaac Mobley Byron Moore Rajion Neal Danny O’Brien Naz Oliver Geraldo Orta Marques Pair Michael Palardy Cordarrelle Patterson Nathan Peterman Alan Posey John Propst

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93 94 94 95 97 98 99 99 100 100 101 102 102 102 103 103 103 104 105 105 106 107 108 108 109 109 110 110 111 112

Brian Randolph Antonio Richardson Mychal Rivera Da’Rick Rogers Zach Rogers Dontavis Sapp Trevarris Saulsberry Darrington Sentimore Nick Sharick Jacques Smith Tom Smith Joe Stocstill James Stone Deanthonie Summerhill Dakota Summers Trent Taylor Marsalis Teague Dallas Thomas Tino Thomas Jaron Toney Prentiss Waggner Marlon Walls Quenshaun Watson Dylan West Rod Wilks Jordan Williams Michael Williams Justin Worley Devrin Young Signing Class Quick Facts

2011 REVIEW 114 115 116 117 120 121 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146

Schedule and Results Team Notes Offense Notes Defense & Special Team Notes 2011 Final Statistics Red Zone Stats Defensive Stats Team Totals Offensive Game-By-Game Defensive Game-By-Game Special Teams Game-By-Game Participation Game-By-Game Miscellaneous Stats Team Superlatives Individual Superlatives Big Plays Last Time Tennessee... Last Time An Opponent... Montana Recap Cincinnati Recap Florida Recap Buffalo Recap Georgia Recap LSU Recap Alabama Recap South Carolina Recap MTSU Recap Arkansas Recap Vanderbilt Recap Kentucky Recap


History Of Tennessee Football Neyland Stadium: History Neyland Stadium Renovations Attendance Records Traditions Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame

HONORS

323 324 327 328 329 330 334 336 338 339 341

371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 390 393 398 400 402 403 404

RECORDS

342 343 345 346 347 348 349 352 353 354 355 357 358

UT In the NCAA/ SEC Record Books SEC/NCAA Statistical Champions Individual Football Records Team Offense Records Team Defense Records Total Offense Passing Rushing 200, 100-Yard Rushing Games Receiving 200, 100-Yard Receiving Games 100-Yard Rushing/Receiving Games All-Purpose Yards Scoring Punting Punt Returns Kickoff Returns Total Kick Returns Defense Offense Year-By-Year Defense Year-By-Year Specialty Defense By Year Opponent Records Bowl Game-By-Game History Bowl Facts

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224 225 239 252 256 258 263 266 273 273 274

Retired Numbers All-Time Lettermen All-SEC and All-Americans By Number Head Football Managers All-Time Uniform Numbers Lettermen By Hometown All-Time Football Staff All-Time Graduate Assistants All-Time Starting Lineups Vols in NFL Draft History Vols in Pro Football Vols in the Super Bowl Vols in the Pro Bowl Year-By-Year Records

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HONORS

208 209 223

RECORDS

362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370

Bowl Recaps 1931 NY Charity/1939 Orange 1940 Rose/1941 Sugar 1943 Sugar/1945 Rose/ 1947 Orange 1951 Cotton 1952 Sugar/1953 Cotton 1957 Sugar/1957 Gator 1965 Bluebonnet/1966 Gator 1968 Orange/1969 Cotton 1969 Gator/1971 Sugar 1971 Liberty/1972 Bluebonnet 1973 Gator/1974 Liberty 1979 Bluebonnet/ 1981 Garden State 1982 Peach/1983 Fla. Citrus 1984 Sun/1986 Sugar 1986 Liberty/1988 Peach 1990 Cotton/1991 Sugar 1992 Fiesta/1993 Hall of Fame 1994 Fla. Citrus/1994 Gator 1996 Fla. Citrus/1997 Fla. Citrus 1998 Orange/1999 Fiesta 2000 Fiesta/2001 Cotton 2002 Fla. Citrus/2002 Peach 2004 Peach/2005 Cotton 2007 Outback/2008 Outback 2009 Chick-fil-A/ 2010 Music City Bowl Halls of Fame Bowl Records Opponent Individual Records Opponent Team Records JV Game-By-Game History Vol Network 2012 SEC Composite Schedule SEC Media Services Tennessee Media Information

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College Football Hall of Fame General Robert R. Neyland Bowden Wyatt Doug Dickey Phillip Fulmer National Awards All-Americans All-SEC First Team All-SEC Second & Third Teams SEC Awards Freshmen Awards SEC Weekly Honors Hall of Fame & Other Honors Spring Football Awards Team Awards Postseason All-Star Games Academic Honors/Scholarships Peyton Manning Scholarship SEC Academic Honor Roll

Coaching Records Game-By-Game Results Series Records vs. Opponents All-Time Series Results Overtime Records Vols on Television Margins/Streaks Program Milestones Homecoming Tennessee in the Polls Tennessee in the Final Polls Tennessee vs. Ranked Opponents All-Time Non-Saturday Games

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164 167 169 170 171 172 174 188 190 192 193 194 196 197 198 199 201 203 204

276 277 293 294 303 304 307 308 309 310 311 317

STAFF

148 154 157 159 160 162

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CREDITS

The 2012 Tennessee Football Record Book has been compiled from information originally presented on UTSports.com and previous UT Football Media Guides. Corrections or additions to this publication should be directed via email to athcomm@utk.edu. Editors: Jimmy Stanton, Jason Yellin, Cameron Harris and Mary-Carter Kniffen. Design and Layout: Amanda Pruitt Editorial Assistance: Tom Satkowiak, Andrew Lentz, Will Redmond, Weller Ross, Jordan Jeffers and Tom Mattingly. Photography: Wade Rackley, Patrick Murphy-Racey, Donald Page, UT Photo Services and UTAD Photography. Cover Design: Jimmy Delaney and Tombras Group. Printing: Interstate Printing & Graphics of Mobile, Ala. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

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2012 SEASON OUTLOOK The other scholarship quarterback on the roster is early enrollee Nathan Peterman (Fruit Cove, Fla.), who threw for 2,932 yards and 36 touchdowns as a high school senior.

TAILBACK

TYLER BRAY Here’s a position-by-position look at the 2012 Tennessee Volunteers football team:

QUARTERBACK Returning (3) Tyler Bray Justin Worley Max Arnold

Jr. So. So.

2L 1L Sq.

Additions (3) Nathan Peterman Patrick Ashford Joe Stocstill

Fr. So. Fr.

HS Tr. HS

Lettermen Lost (1) Matt Simms

Sr.

2L

Tyler Bray will lead the Vols from the quarterback position for the third season, and the junior standout will attempt to improve on his already prolific passing numbers from his first two campaigns. Bray is 8-4 as a starter and already ranks among the top 10 in several UT career passing categories, including touchdowns (7th, 35), yards (9th, 3,832), and completions (10th, 272). He completed 147 of 247 passes in 2011 for 1,983 yards, 17 touchdowns and six interceptions, and through the first seven weeks of last season, he led the Southeastern Conference in total offense, passing yards/game, and passing efficiency. An injury suffered in the Georgia game sidelined him for five games. Following Bray’s injury, Justin Worley played in four games and started three as a true freshman in 2011, including a 291-yard performance in a 24-0 win over Middle Tennessee. Worley, who completed 48 of 87 passes last year, is slated to serve as the primary backup to Bray and has a bright future with the Vols. 4

Returning (6) Rajion Neal Marlin Lane Devrin Young Reggie Juin Deanthonie Summerhill Tom Smith

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

2L 1L 1L Sq. Sq. Sq.

Additions (3) Davante Bourque Alden Hill Quenshaun Watson

Fr. Fr. Fr.

HS HS HS

Letterwiners Lost (1) Tauren Poole

Sr.

4L

The tailback spot is wide open for the Vols in 2012, with three returners in the mix to receive the lion’s share of the carries. Sophomore Marlin Lane was the primary backup to graduated Tauren Poole as a true freshman last season and scored touchdowns in each of his first three college games, the first Vol to do so since Reggie Cobb in 1987. Lane finished with 280 yards rushing and two touchdowns while adding 161 yards and two touchdowns receiving. Two-time letterman and junior Rajion Neal served in a variety of roles for Tennessee last year and caught a career-long, 53-yard touchdown pass at Kentucky in the season’s final game. Neal finished with 134 yards rushing and two touchdowns along with 13 receptions for 269 yards last year for the Vols as a receiver, running back, and Wildcat quarterback but is slated to move back to running back full-time in 2012. Devrin Young finished third on the team in all-purpose yards as a freshman in 2011 with 756 and his 628 kickoff return yards ranked fifth-most in a season in UT history. Young enjoyed a strong spring and earned the Harvey Robinson Award, given annually to the offensive surprise of the spring. While Young’s primary impact was on kick returns in 2012, his speed and athleticism makes him a weapon on offense as well, and his role will be expanded this year. Three freshmen will also be in the mix at running back, including Davante Bourque (Crowley, La.), Alden Hill (Alliance, Ohio) and Quenshaun Watson (Athens, Ga.).

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FULLBACK

Returning (2) Ben Bartholomew Austin Bolen

Sr. So.

3L Sq.

After starting seven games in 2011, senior Ben Bartholomew returns as the starting fullback for Tennessee in 2012. Bartholomew, whose grandfather Sam captained the 1939 UT national championship team and brother Will was a four-year letterman and a member of the 1998 Vols’ BCS championship squad, has played in 19 games, including 12 in 2011, and caught six passes for 54 yards a year ago. Sophomore Brendan Downs is also listed on the depth chart at the fullback position. Downs appeared in eight games for Tennessee as a true freshman in 2012, starting one and catching three passes for 34 yards.

WIDE RECEIVER Returning (7) Zach Rogers Justin Hunter Da’Rick Rogers Jacob Carter Tyler Drummer Alex Ellis Dylan West

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

3L 2L 2L Sq. Sq. Sq. Sq.

Additions (5) Cody Blanc Drae Bowles Jason Croom Alton Howard Cordarrelle Patterson

Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr.

HS HS HS HS JC

Lettermen Lost (3) Anthony Anderson DeAnthony Arnett Cory Eichholtz

Sr. Fr. Jr.

3L 1L 1L

DA’RICK ROGERS


Lettermen Lost (1) Cameron Clear

So.

1L

3L 2L 2L 2L 1L 1L 1L 1L Sq. Sq. RS Sq. RS Sq. Sq. RS

Lettermen Lost (1) JerQuari Schofield

So.

1L

Two years ago, head coach Derek Dooley inherited an offensive line that had made a combined three career starts, all by then-senior Jarrod Shaw. Entering the 2012 season, that number has increased greatly, as the Vols’ offensive line corps features players who have combined for 106 career starts (Ja’Wuan James and Dallas Thomas, 25 each; Zach Fulton, 18; James Stone, 15; Alex Bullard, 12; Darin Gooch, 6; Marcus Jackson, 5). All five Tennessee offensive line starters return from one of seven units in the nation that did not start a senior last season and has utilized a combined 31 starts from true freshmen over the last two seasons. This group will hope to build on the dividends paid by increased experience

in 2011, when the Tennessee offensive line allowed only 18 sacks, the thirdlowest total in the SEC and trailing only LSU and Alabama. This was less than half of the 2010 total, when opponents sacked UT quarterbacks 41 times. Coming out of spring camp, the Vols are slated to start one senior, three juniors, and one sophomore. Here’s a position-by-position look at the 2012 UT offensive line: Center: Redshirt junior Alex Bullard started 12 games for Tennessee a year ago, including the last six at center after starting the first six at left guard. Bullard has started every game of his UT career after joining the squad as a transfer from Notre Dame a year ago. Redshirt freshman Mack Crowder is listed as the backup at the position, and the 2011 early enrollee from Bristol redshirted a year ago and did not appear in a game. Junior James Stone, who has started 13 games at center in his Tennessee career and was a Freshman AllAmerican by multiple sources, could also see time at the center position. Guard: Senior Dallas Thomas has started 25 consecutive games for Tennessee at left tackle but will move inside to man the left guard position in 2012. As the lone senior starter on the offensive line, Thomas will again serve as the elder statesman on the line this year, as he was the lone nonsophomore on the line a year ago. Zach Fulton and James Stone are

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HS

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

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Fr.

JA’WUAN JAMES

Returning (16) Dallas Thomas Zach Fulton Ja’Wuan James James Stone Alex Bullard Darin Gooch Marcus Jackson Antonio Richardson Carson Anderson Brock Collier Mack Crowder Jacob Gilliam Kyler Kerbyson Isaac Mobley Marques Pair Alan Posey

HONORS

Additions (1) Justin Meredith

HISTORY

2L 1L Sq.

REVIEW

Sr. So. So.

PLAYERS

Returning (3) Mychal Rivera Brendan Downs Dakota Summers

OFFENSIVE LINE

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TIGHT END

Mychal Rivera returns as the starter at tight end for Tennessee after starting all 12 contests for the Vols a year ago. The California native caught 29 passes for 344 yards and one touchdown, including a careerhigh 85 yards receiving against Georgia and a six-catch game against Cincinnati that marked the most by a UT tight end since Chris Brown in 2007. Sophomore Brendan Downs also returns at the tight end position, and the Bristol native will also see time at fullback. Downs caught three passes for 34 yards a year ago, playing in eight games and starting in the win over Buffalo. He was one of four recipients of the Big Lick Award, given annually following spring practice to the Vol players who consistently play with the most physical toughness. Justin Meredith (Anderson, S.C.) was an early enrollee in January and figures in the mix at the tight end position as well.

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The Vols return two electrifying options at receiver in juniors Justin Hunter and Da’Rick Rogers. Rogers earned All-SEC honors a year ago after leading the conference with 67 receptions and ranking second with 1,040 yards receiving while also catching nine touchdown passes. His 1,040 receiving yards marked the seventh 1,000-yard receiving season in UT history and marked the seventhmost in a single season in Tennessee history. Hunter’s two games of the 2011 season rank among the most prolific in the history of Tennessee or any other school, as he was averaging 151 yards receiving per game following a combined 16 catches for 302 yards before tearing his right ACL on the first series of the Florida game last September. Hunter, who is fully recovered and primed for a standout junior season, is averaging 22.4 yards per catch for his career and has scored nine touchdowns in 15 career games played. A year ago, Hunter and Rogers became the first UT receiving duo to post at least 10 receptions in the same game, accomplishing the feat in a 45-23 win over Cincinnati in September 2011. Three-year letterman and senior Zach Rogers also returns to the UT receiving corps in 2012. Rogers caught 14 passes for 189 yards and a touchdown a year ago, and in 36 career games played, the Nashville native has 31 receptions for 415 yards and two touchdowns. The 2012 Vols receiving corps also includes five promising newcomers, including junior college transfer Cordarrelle Patterson, who was the top junior college receiving prospect in the nation by multiple sources and caught 61 passes for 924 yards and 15 touchdowns last year at Hutchinson (Kan.) CC. Four true freshmen are also in the receiving mix for the Vols this season, including Cody Blanc (Knoxville), Drae Bowles (Jackson, Tenn.), Jason Croom (Norcross, Ga.), and Alton Howard (Orlando, Fla.).

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DEFENSIVE LINE Returning (9) Joseph Ayres Corey Miller Marlon Walls Allan Carson Maurice Couch Daniel Hood Jordan Williams Gregory Clark Trevarris Saulsberry

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

2L 2L 2L 1L 1L 1L 1L Sq. RS

Additions (4) Daniel McCullers Danny O’Brien Darrington Sentimore Trent Taylor

So. Fr. Jr. Fr.

JC HS JC HS

Lettermen Lost (2) Malik Jackson Ben Martin

Sr. Sr.

2L 4L

The Tennessee defensive line returns five players who started games at the position a year ago, including Jacques Smith, Willie Bohannon, Daniel Hood, Marlon Walls and Mau6

rice Couch. Bohannon moves to outside linebacker in 2012, but the other four remain and will play pivotal roles on the defensive line in 2012. One key item on the agenda for the UT defensive line is replacing the production of departed senior and current Denver Bronco Malik Jackson, who recorded 56 tackles, 11 tackles for loss, and 2.0 sacks for the Vols en route to First Team All-SEC honors. Tennessee also loses four-year letterman Ben Martin from the defensive line corps. While the Vols will be multiple on defense and employ a variety of fronts, Smith is slated as the starter at one of the end positions and started eight games for the Vols in 2011, recording 35 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss. The versatile Smith is joined at one end position by sophomore Jordan Williams, who recorded four tackles and one sack in nine games played as a true freshman a year ago. Marlon Walls is listed as the other starter at defensive end, and the Mississippi native played in all 12 games a year ago, starting four. Walls posted 22 tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss, and one sack and tied a career high with four tackles against South Carolina. Redshirt freshman Trevarris Saulsberry, a native of Gainesville, Fla., is listed as Walls’ backup. On the interior, Steven Fowlkes and Darrington Sentimore are listed as co-starters at one tackle position. Fowlkes, who did not play in 2011, performed well in spring practice and joined Gregory Clark as the recipients of the Andy Spiva Award, given annually by the coaching staff to the defensive surprise of the spring. Fowlkes’ emergence coincides with Sentimore’s arrival, as the JUCO

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transfer recorded seven sacks and five tackles for loss for Gulf Coast (Miss.) CC a year ago. A trio of players, Couch, Hood, and Clark, could earn the starting nod at the other tackle position. Couch played in all 12 games on the defensive line a year ago, starting four games and recording 37 tackles, 6.0 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks. Couch recorded a combined 11 tackles in the last two games of the 2011 campaign. Hood started eight games for the Vols on the defensive line a year ago, and in addition to a solid effort in stopping the run, he recorded eight tackles and one sack. Clark’s strong performance in the spring vaulted him into consideration for playing time on the interior of the defensive line. Juniors Joseph Ayres and Corey Miller and sophomore Allan Carson return to provide depth and experience on the defensive line. Other newcomers on the defensive line include defensive tackle and JUCO transfer Daniel McCullers (Raleigh, NC; Georgia Military College) and a pair of true freshmen in Danny O’Brien (Flint, Mich.) and Trent Taylor (Lakeland, Fla.).

LINEBACKERS

Returning (15) Willie Bohannon Sr. Nigel Mitchell-Thornton Sr. Raiques Crump Jr. Channing Fugate Jr. Herman Lathers Sr. John Propst Jr. Dontavis Sapp Jr. Jacques Smith Jr. A.J. Johnson So. Greg King Jr. Curt Maggitt So.

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


Additions (3) Kenny Bynum Justin King LaTroy Lewis

Fr. Fr. Fr.

HS HS HS

Lettermen Lost (4) Austin Johnson Daryl Vereen Jake Storey Shane Reveiz

Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

4L 4L 3L 2L

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CURT MAGGITT

Returning (16) Prentiss Waggner Marsalis Teague Brent Brewer Eric Gordon Rod Wilks Justin Coleman Vincent Dallas Byron Moore Brian Randolph Corey Alexander Tyler Coombes Jaron Toney Naz Oliver Geraldo Orta Tyrin Fairman Michael Williams

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

3L 3L 2L 2L 2L 1L 1L 1L 1L Sq. Sq. Sq. Sq. RS Sq. Sq.

Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

HS HS HS HS

Lettermen Lost (2) Art Evans Izauea Lanier

Sr. Jr.

4L 1L

The Vols also return an experienced group in the secondary, headlined by three-year letterman Prentiss Waggner, who has started the last 25 consecutive games. Waggner is slated to start at one cornerback position and led the team in passes broken up and passes defended a year ago. He owns seven career interceptions and 111 career tackles, and he earned Second Team All-SEC honors as a sophomore in 2010. Junior Eric Gordon, whose interception return for a touchdown vaulted the Vols to an overtime win over Vanderbilt, is listed on the depth chart as Waggner’s backup. Gordon owns 63 tackles and four interceptions in 23 games played over two seasons at UT. Sophomore Justin Coleman, who started four games while playing in all 12 as a true freshman in 2011, is the starter at the other cornerback position. Coleman recorded 10 tackles and also played extensively on special teams. Senior three-year letterman Marsalis Teague, who has started 21 games over the last three seasons, will also play at cornerback this fall. Teague has recorded a combined 73 tackles over the last two seasons after converting from wide receiver following the 2009 campaign.

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DEFENSIVE BACKS

Additions (4) Deion Bonner Daniel Gray LaDarrell McNeil Tino Thomas

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sacks total in his three seasons with the Vols. Converted fullback Channing Fugate, a two-time letterman who also played extensively on special teams, moves to linebacker and is listed as the backup to Maggitt. Redshirt freshman Christian Harris is recovering from a torn ACL suffered in spring practice and is listed as Lathers’ backup at middle linebacker. Junior John Propst, who earned Freshman All-SEC honors in 2010, is also in the mix at the position. Other veterans who will contend for playing time include senior Nigel Mitchell-Thornton and juniors Raiques Crump, Greg King and Dontavis Sapp. The Vols added three linebackers on Signing Day in February, including Kenny Bynum (Jacksonville, Fla.), Justin King (Dunwoody, Ga.) and LaTroy Lewis (Akron, Ohio).

HONORS

Entering the season, the linebacker position returns perhaps the best combination of experience and production, led by a trio of standouts in A.J. Johnson, Herman Lathers, and Curt Maggitt. Johnson set a UT record by being named to five Freshman All-American teams after recording 80 tackles, the most among SEC freshmen in 2011 and the second-most for a freshman in school history, trailing only Eric Berry. Johnson recorded three consecutive 10-tackle games en route to Freshman All-SEC honors, and he also was one of only four true freshmen to finish in the top two in tackles on his team a year ago. Johnson was part of a dynamic duo of true freshmen a year ago that included Maggitt, and both are slated to start at outside linebacker positions in the fall. Maggitt also earned Freshman All-SEC and Freshman All-American honors (Phil Steele, 3rd team) en route to a 56-tackle season that included 5.5 tackles for loss. His tackle total ranked him tied for third on the Vols in 2011 and he recorded a career-best seven tackles in four games. Lathers, slated to start at middle linebacker, enters his senior season after missing the 2011 campaign with a fractured ankle. In 2010, Lathers ranked second on the Vols with 75 tackles, ranking 14th in the SEC with 7.5 tackles per game in conference games. Lathers’ leadership skills, experience, and abilities mean his return to the lineup should provide a huge boost for the UT defense in 2012. In addition to three standouts slated to start, Tennessee also has considerable depth at the linebacker position. Senior Willie Bohannon moves from the defensive end position, where he played in all 12 games a year ago and recorded 27 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and 1.5 sacks. He started the last three games of the season and owns 50 tackles and 4.5

PLAYERS

Sq. Sq. Sq. RS

STAFF

So. Sr. So. Fr.

GENERAL

Michael Cantwell Steven Fowlkes Gregory Grieco Christian Harris

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PRENTISS WAGGNER Brian Randolph earned multiple Freshman All-American honors as well as selection to the Freshman All-SEC squad as a freshman in 2011, and he returns to man the free safety position. Randolph made 55 tackles last season, the fifth-highest total on the Vols as well as the fifth-most by a true freshman in Tennessee history. Senior Rod Wilks recorded a careerbest 26 tackles last season and is listed as Randolph’s backup at the free safety position. Juniors Brent Brewer and Byron Moore will compete for the starting nod at strong safety for the Vols. Brewer, who suffered a torn ACL in the South Carolina game and missed the last four games, has made 14 starts over the last two years and has recorded 54 tackles, including a team-best six in the win over Cincinnati last fall. Moore, a JUCO transfer in 2011, played in 11 games during his first season at UT in the nickel package and on special teams. Converted wide receiver Vincent

Dallas shifts to the secondary for the 2012 season and will compete for playing time at the position. The Vols also added four freshman defensive backs on Signing Day, including Tino Thomas (Memphis), Deion Bonner (Columbus, Ga.), Daniel Gray (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) and LaDarrell McNeil (Dallas, Tex.).

SPECIALISTS

Returning (5) Michael Palardy (PK/P) Jr. Matt Darr (P) So. Derrick Brodus (PK/P) So. J.R. Carr (DS) Jr. Andrew Henry (DS) So.

2L 1L Sq. Sq. Sq.

Additions (3) George Bullock (PK) Matt Giampapa (DS) Nick Sharick (DS)

Fr. So. Fr.

HS Tr. HS

Lettermen Lost (1) Nick Guess (DS)

Sr.

3L

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DEVRIN YOUNG The Vols return their primary specialists from 2011, but competition at the positions remains fierce. Michael Palardy made 9-of-14 field goal attempts a year ago, including a careerbest, 52-yarder against Alabama, and he returns for this third season with the Vols. Palardy will be challenged by sophomore Derrick Brodus, who was summoned less than one hour before the Middle Tennessee game because of injuries to other kickers on the roster and converted all three extra points and a 21-yard field goal. True freshman George Bullock (Knoxville) also will compete for playing time at the position. Sophomore Matt Darr averaged 38.1 yards per attempt as a freshman last year and appeared in 11 games. Palardy serves as Darr’s primary competition and punted in six games in 2011 for a 36.8 average. Palardy is also slated to handle kickoff duties again this season, and the left-footed kicker booted six touchbacks for the Vols in 2011. The deep-snapping duties are slated to be handled by J.R. Carr, with Andrew Henry and Michigan State transfer Matt Giampapa also competing in the position. The holder position will be manned by either Justin Worley or Darr. Devrin Young finished third on the team in all-purpose yards in 2011 with 756 and returns as the primary kick and punt returner for the Vols. Young recorded 628 yards on kickoff returns, fifth-most in school history, and he also returned eight punts for 94 yards.


PLAYERS

Construction is ongoing and the initial phase of the Center will open in August. The project will be fully completed in the fall. The Football Training Center will join with the Brenda Lawson Athletic Center and Neyland-Thompson Sports Center. It will provide student-athletes direct access to both the 120-yard indoor football field and Haslam Field, Tennessee’s two outdoor football practice fields. Upon completion of the project, the existing football space in the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center will be renovated to accommodate the approximately 110 athletic department employees currently housed in Stokely Athletics Center. Stokely must be vacated by December 2012.

STAFF REVIEW

Tennessee’s state-of-the-art Football Training Center will be one of the most modern and functional buildings of its kind. The 145,000-square foot building includes 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. The building also features several technological upgrades, including a state-of-the-art video delivery system for players and coaches. The locker features roomy, custom-built and ventilated lockers with electrical outlets for charging portable devices like cellphones, iPods and laptops.

GENERAL

FOOTBALL TRAINING CENTER SET TO OPEN

HISTORY HONORS

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RECORDS

WEIGHT ROOM

HYDROTHERAPY POOL

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GENERAL  PRESEASON DEPTH CHART OFFENSE TE

81 85 LT 74 77 LG 71 68 C 78 57 RG 72 OR 64 RT 70 67 X 11 Z

21 83 QB 8 14 TB 15 OR 20 OR 19 FB 39 OR 85

Mychal Rivera Brendan Downs Antonio Richardson Kyler Kerbyson Dallas Thomas Marcus Jackson Alex Bullard Mack Crowder Zach Fulton James Stone Ja’Wuan James Alan Posey Justin Hunter TBA Da’Rick Rogers Zach Rogers Tyler Bray Justin Worley Marlin Lane Rajion Neal Devrin Young Ben Bartholomew Brendan Downs

6-3 6-5 6-6 6-4 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-2 6-5 6-3 6-6 6-5 6-4

244 254 332 320 310 310 300 283 324 300 323 321 200

Sr.-RS So. So. Fr.-RS Sr.-RS So. Jr.-RS Fr.-RS Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr.-RS Jr.

6-3 6-0 6-6 6-4 5-11 5-11 5-8 6-2 6-5

206 172 215 213 205 211 172 252 254

Jr. Sr. Jr. So. So. Jr. So. Sr.-RS So.

Jacques Smith 6-2 Jordan Williams 6-5 Steven Fowlkes 6-5 Darrington Sentimore 6-2 Maurice Couch 6-2 Daniel Hood 6-4 Gregory Clark 6-2 Marlon Walls 6-2 Trevarris Saulsberry 6-4 Curt Maggitt 6-3 Willie Bohannon 6-2 Herman Lathers 6-0 Christian Harris 6-1 A.J. Johnson 6-2 Channing Fugate 6-1 Justin Coleman 5-10 Marsalis Teague 5-11 Brian Randolph 6-0 Rod Wilks 6-0 Brent Brewer 6-1 Byron Moore 6-0 Prentiss Waggner 6-2 Eric Gordon 5-9

244 256 255 288 299 292 323 285 285 240 253 230 226 240 239 182 182 195 221 214 193 182 190

Jr. So. Sr.-RS Jr.-RS Jr.-RS Jr.-RS So.-RS Jr.-RS Fr.-RS So. Sr.-RS Sr.-RS Fr.-RS So. Jr. So. Sr. So. Sr.-RS Jr. Jr.-RS Sr.-RS Jr.

213 177 177 188 177 188 224 212 213 213 172 205 172 205

So.-RS Jr. Jr. So.-RS Jr. So.-RS Jr.-RS So. So. So.-RS So. So. So. So.

DEFENSE LE

55 54 DT 90 OR 94 DT 44 OR 76 OR 93 RE 58 96 SLB 56 86 MLB 34 52 WLB 45 46 LCB 27 10 FS 37 22 SS 17 OR 3 RCB 23 24

SPECIAL TEAMS P

43 OR 1 PK 1 OR 26 KOS 1 26 DS 53 57 H 14 OR 43 PR 19 15 KR 19 15 10

Matt Darr Michael Palardy Michael Palardy Derrick Brodus Michael Palardy Derrick Brodus J.R. Carr Andrew Henry Justin Worley Matt Darr Devrin Young Marlin Lane Devrin Young Marlin Lane

6-1 5-11 5-11 5-11 5-11 5-11 5-10 6-2 6-4 6-1 5-8 5-11 5-8 5-11

TENNESSEE FOOTBALL // 2012 RECORD BOOK

Tyler Bray, who has 35 career TD passes, will lead UT’s offense in 2012.

As a freshman in 2011, A.J. Johnson was second on the Vols with 80 tackles.

Devrin Young’s 628 kickoff return yards in 2011 were the fifth-most in a single-season all-time at UT.


GENERAL

 LETTERMEN RETURNING/LOST

RETURNING (48) OFFENSE (19)

Wide Receivers (3) Zach Rogers*** Justin Hunter** Da’Rick Rogers**

Tailbacks (3) Rajion Neal** Marlin Lane* Devrin Young*

SPECIALISTS (2) Michael Palardy** (Placekicker/Punter) Matt Darr* (Punter)

Dallas Thomas leads UT’s offensive linemen and is one of three players on offense with three letters.

REVIEW

Off. Linemen (8) Dallas Thomas*** Zach Fulton** Ja’Wuan James** James Stone** Alex Bullard* Darin Gooch* Marcus Jackson* Antonio Richardson*

Fullbacks (1) Ben Bartholomew***

PLAYERS

Quarterbacks (2) Tyler Bray** Justin Worley*

STAFF

Tight Ends (2) Mychal Rivera** Brendan Downs*

DEFENSE (27) Defensive Backs (9) Prentiss Waggner*** Marsalis Teague*** Brent Brewer** Eric Gordon** Rod Wilks** Justin Coleman* Vincent Dallas* Byron Moore* Brian Randolph*

HONORS

Linebackers (11) Willie Bohannon*** Nigel Mitchell-Thornton*** Raiques Crump** Channing Fugate** Herman Lathers** John Propst** Dontavis Sapp** Jacques Smith** A.J. Johnson* Greg King* Curt Maggitt*

HISTORY

Def. Linemen (7) Joseph Ayres** Corey Miller** Marlon Walls** Allan Carson* Maurice Couch* Daniel Hood* Jordan Williams*

LOST (16) DEFENSE (8)

SPECIALISTS (1)

TB Tauren Poole**** WR Anthony Anderson*** QB Matt Simms** WR DeAnthony Arnett* TE Cameron Clear* WR Cory Eichholtz* OL JerQuari Schofield*

DB Art Evans**** LB Austin Johnson**** DL Ben Martin**** LB Daryl Vereen**** LB Jake Storey*** DL Malik Jackson** LB Shane Reveiz ** DB Izauea Lanier*

DS Nick Guess**

RECORDS

OFFENSE (7)

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Prentiss Waggner is one of four Tennessee defensive players with three letters.

* - Indicates letters won

 STARTERS RETURNING/LOST

RETURNING (19)

LOST (6)

OFFENSE (10)

DEFENSE (7)

OFFENSE (1)

DEFENSE (4)

TE Mychal Rivera LT Dallas Thomas LG Marcus Jackson C Alex Bullard RG Zach Fulton RT Ja’Wuan James WR Justin Hunter/ Zach Rogers WR Da’Rick Rogers QB Tyler Bray FB Ben Bartholomew

DL Maurice Couch/ Daniel Hood LB Jacques Smith LB A.J. Johnson LB Curt Maggitt DB Prentiss Waggner DB Brent Brewer/ Brian Randolph DB Marsalis Teague

TB Tauren Poole

DL Malik Jackson DL Ben Martin LB Austin Johnson DB Izauea Lanier

SPECIALISTS (2) P Matt Darr PK Michael Palardy

SPECIALISTS (1) DS Nick Guess**

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GENERAL  NUMERICAL ROSTER No. 1 2 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 13 14 15 15 17 17 18 19 19 20 21 22 22 23 24 24 25 26 26 27 28 29 30 30 31 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 39 40 41 42 43 43 44 45 45 46 47 48

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Name Michael Palardy Alton Howard Michael Williams Byron Moore Tyler Drummer LaTroy Lewis Davante Bourque Vincent Dallas Drae Bowles Corey Alexander Tyler Bray Daniel Gray Marsalis Teague Justin Hunter Nathan Peterman Naz Oliver Patrick Ashford Justin Worley Marlin Lane Tyrin Fairman Brent Brewer Joe Stocstill Jason Croom Devrin Young Tyler Coombes Rajion Neal Da’Rick Rogers Rod Wilks Reggie Juin Prentiss Waggner Eric Gordon Deanthonie Summerhill Quenshaun Watson Derrick Brodus Geraldo Orta Justin Coleman Deion Bonner Tom Smith Alden Hill Max Arnold Tino Thomas LaDarrell McNeil Herman Lathers Jaron Toney Cody Blanc Brian Randolph Justin King Ben Bartholomew Michael Cantwell Raiques Crump Dontavis Sapp Nigel Mitchell-Thornton Matt Darr Dakota Summers Maurice Couch A.J. Johnson Austin Bolen Channing Fugate John Propst Greg King

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

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

Wt. 177 185 176 193 172 238 210 187 202 161 215 175 182 200 226 179 201 213 205 180 214 220 232 172 195 211 206 221 171 182 190 201 175 188 179 182 178 213 219 186 199 195 230 188 202 195 225 252 208 218 224 250 213 235 299 240 211 239 225 239

TENNESSEE FOOTBALL // 2012 RECORD BOOK

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

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

Hometown (High School/Previous School) Coral Springs, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas) Orlando, Fla. (Edgewater) Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden) Carson, Calif. (Narbonne/Los Angeles Harbor CC) Powell, Tenn. (Powell/Univ. of The Cumberlands [Ky.]) Akron, Ohio (Archbishop Hoban) Crowley, La. (Crowley) Ellenwood, Ga. (Cedar Grove) Jackson, Tenn. (Jackson Christian) Gallatin, Tenn. (Station Camp/Pittsburgh) Kingsburg, Calif. (Kingsburg) Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. (Boyd Anderson) Paris, Tenn. (Henry County) Virginia Beach, Va. (Ocean Lakes) Fruit Cove, Fla. (Bartram Trail) Jersey City, N.J. (Saint Peter’s Prep) Morristown, Tenn. (Morristown West/Carson-Newman) Rock Hill, S.C. (Northwestern) Daytona Beach, Fla. (Mainland) Monmouth Junction, N.J. (South Brunswick) Tyrone, Ga. (Sandy Creek) Lewisburg, Tenn. (Cornersville) Norcross, Ga. (Norcross) Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden) Lebanon, Tenn. (Wilson Central) Fayetteville, Ga. (Sandy Creek) Calhoun, Ga. (Calhoun) Smyrna, Tenn. (Smyrna) Conyers, Ga. (Heritage/Tusculum College) Clinton, La. (Clinton) Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro) Tuscumbia, Ala. (Deshler) Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central) Maryville, Tenn. (Alcoa) Valdosta, Ga. (Lowndes) Brunswick, Ga. (Brunswick) Columbus, Ga. (Carver) Apopka, Fla. (Apopka) Alliance, Ohio (Marlington) McKenzie, Tenn. (McKenzie) Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose) Dallas, Texas (Wilmer-Hutchins) Baton Rouge, La. (Scotlandville) Alcoa, Tenn. (Alcoa) Knoxville, Tenn. (Central) Kennesaw, Ga. (Kell) Dunwoody, Ga. (Dunwoody) Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy) Morristown, Tenn. (Morristown West) Adamsville, Ala. (Minor) Valdosta, Ga. (Valdosta) Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson) Bakersfield, Calif. (Frontier) Camden, Tenn. (Central) Orlando, Fla. (Orlando Edgewater/Garden City (Kan.) CC) Gainesville, Ga. (Gainesville) Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut) Jackson, Ky. (Breathitt County) Hoover, Ala. (Hoover) Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose)


RECORDS

Hometown (High School/Previous School) Jackson, Tenn. (Univ. of Jackson School/Michigan St.) Jacksonville, Fla. (Raines) Woodstock, Ga. (Etowah) Lomita, Calif. (South Torrance) Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville) Ooltewah, Tenn. (Ooltewah) West Palm Beach, Fla. (Dwyer) Bristol, Tenn. (Tennessee HS) Gallatin, Tenn. (Station Camp) Olive Branch, Miss. (Olive Branch/Hargrave [Va.] Mil. Acad.) Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut) Columbus, Ohio (Thomas Worthington) Florence, Ala. (Florence) Nashville, Tenn. (Maplewood) Knoxville, Tenn. (Chattanooga McCallie) Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut) Sumter, S.C. (Sumter) Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central) Vero Beach, Fla. (Vero Beach) Oxford, Ala. (Oxford) Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett) Baton Rouge, La. (Scotlandville) Knoxville, Tenn. (West) Homewood, Ill. (Homewood-Flossmoor) Reno, Nev. (McQueen/Butte [Calif.] JC) Nashville, Tenn. (Pearl-Cohn) Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville Catholic) Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville Catholic) Franklin, Tenn. (Brentwood Academy/ Notre Dame) Joelton, Tenn. (Brentwood Academy) Wellford, S.C. (Byrnes) Oneida, Tenn. (Oneida) Valencia, Calif. (Birmingham/College of the Canyons) Anderson, S.C. (T.L. Hanna) Nashville, Tenn. (David Lipscomb) Rock Hill, S.C. (Northwestern/Hutchinson [Kan.] CC) Bristol, Tenn. (Tennessee HS) Mobile, Ala. (Blount) Nashville, Tenn. (Ensworth) Del Mar, Del. (Del Mar) College Park, Ga. (Banneker) Warner Robins, Ga. (Northside) Norco, La. (Destrahan/Gulf Coast CC/Alabama) Flint, Mich. (Powers Catholic) Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville) Knoxville, Tenn. (West) Raleigh, N.C. (Southeast Raleigh/Georgia Military College) Lakeland, Fla. (Lake Gibson)

VOLMANAC

Exp Tr. HS RS Sq. 1L 2L 1L RS Sq. 2L Sq. HS Sq. 2L 2L Sq. Sq. RS 1L 1L 2L 3L Sq. 2L 1L 1L 1L RS 1L Sq. 2L Sq. 2L HS 3L JC 1L 3L Sq. Sq. Sq. Sq. JC HS RS HS JC HS

HONORS

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

HISTORY

Wt. 239 246 226 224 256 244 240 283 212 285 220 228 280 300 273 287 321 321 310 323 323 310 320 324 288 332 292 320 300 268 257 186 244 223 172 205 254 253 180 222 255 323 288 304 285 198 377 288

REVIEW

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

PLAYERS

Pos. DS LB LB DS DL LB LB OL DS DL LB DS OL OL DL OL OL OL OL DL OL OL DL OL OL OL DL OL OL OL DL WR TE TE WR WR TE LB WR TE DL DL DL DL DL PK DL DL

STAFF

Name Matt Giampapa Kenny Bynum Christian Harris J.R. Carr Jordan Williams Jacques Smith Curt Maggitt Mack Crowder Andrew Henry Marlon Walls Gregory Grieco Nick Sharick Carson Anderson James Stone Joseph Ayres Jacob Gilliam Marques Pair Alan Posey Marcus Jackson Allan Carson Ja’Wuan James Dallas Thomas Isaac Mobley Zach Fulton Darin Gooch Antonio Richardson Daniel Hood Kyler Kerbyson Alex Bullard Brock Collier Corey Miller Dylan West Mychal Rivera Justin Meredith Zach Rogers Cordarrelle Patterson Brendan Downs Willie Bohannon Jacob Carter Alex Ellis Steven Fowlkes Gregory Clark Darrington Sentimore Danny O’Brien Trevarris Saulsberry George Bullock Daniel McCullers Trent Taylor

GENERAL

No. 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 57 58 59 59 60 64 65 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 71 72 73 74 76 77 78 79 80 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 87 90 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

COACHING STAFF Derek Dooley – Head Coach, Jim Chaney – Offensive Coordinator. Sal Sunseri – Defensive Coordinator, Derrick Ansley – Cornerbacks, Charlie Coiner – Special Teams/Tight Ends, Josh Conklin – Safeties, Jay Graham – Running Backs, Darin Hinshaw – Wide Receivers, John Palermo – Defensive Line, Sam Pittman – Offensive Line, Ron McKeefery – Director of Strength & Conditioning PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 10-Marsalis Teague 20-Rajion Neal 21-Da’Rick Rogers 26-Geraldo Orta 41-Dontavis Sapp 46-Channing Fugate 50-Raiques Crump 55-Jacques Smith 56-Curt Maggitt 84-Cordarrelle Patterson

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GENERAL  ALPHABETICAL ROSTER No. 7 60 30 13 65 39 36 86 45 28 5 7 8 17 26 78 97 51 39 53 69 87 93 27 79 19 44 18 57 40 6 43 85 3 87 15 90 46 72 50 65 73 24 9 59 52 57 30 76 2 11 68 70 45 22 77 48 38 15 34 4 14

Name Corey Alexander Carson Anderson Max Arnold Patrick Ashford Joseph Ayres Ben Bartholomew Cody Blanc Willie Bohannon Austin Bolen Deion Bonner Davante Bourque Drae Bowles Tyler Bray Brent Brewer Derrick Brodus Alex Bullard George Bullock Kenny Bynum Michael Cantwell J.R. Carr Allan Carson Jacob Carter Gregory Clark Justin Coleman Brock Collier Tyler Coombes Maurice Couch Jason Croom Mack Crowder Raiques Crump Vincent Dallas Matt Darr Brendan Downs Tyler Drummer Alex Ellis Tyrin Fairman Steven Fowlkes Channing Fugate Zach Fulton Matt Giampapa Jacob Gilliam Darin Gooch Eric Gordon Daniel Gray Gregory Grieco Christian Harris Andrew Henry Alden Hill Daniel Hood Alton Howard Justin Hunter Marcus Jackson Ja’Wuan James A.J. Johnson Reggie Juin Kyler Kerbyson Greg King Justin King Marlin Lane Herman Lathers LaTroy Lewis

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

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

Wt. 161 280 186 201 273 252 202 253 211 178 210 202 215 214 188 300 198 246 208 224 323 180 323 182 268 195 299 232 283 218 187 213 254 172 222 180 255 239 324 239 287 288 190 170 220 226 212 219 292 185 200 310 323 240 171 320 239 225 205 230 238

TENNESSEE FOOTBALL // 2012 RECORD BOOK

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

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

Hometown (High School/Previous School) Gallatin, Tenn. (Station Camp/Pittsburgh) Florence, Ala. (Florence) McKenzie, Tenn. (McKenzie) Morristown, Tenn. (Morristown West/Carson-Newman) Knoxville, Tenn. (Chattanooga McCallie) Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy) Knoxville, Tenn. (Central) Mobile, Ala. (Blount) Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut) Columbus, Ga. (Carver) Crowley, La. (Crowley) Jackson, Tenn. (Jackson Christian) Kingsburg, Calif. (Kingsburg) Tyrone, Ga. (Sandy Creek) Maryville, Tenn. (Alcoa) Franklin, Tenn. (Brentwood Academy/Notre Dame) Knoxville, Tenn. (West) Jacksonville, Fla. (Raines) Morristown, Tenn. (Morristown West) Lomita, Calif. (South Torrance) Oxford, Ala. (Oxford) Nashville, Tenn. (Ensworth) Warner Robins, Ga. (Northside) Brunswick, Ga. (Brunswick) Joelton, Tenn. (Brentwood Academy) Lebanon, Tenn. (Wilson Central) Orlando, Fla. (Orlando Edgewater/Garden City [Kan.] CC) Norcross, Ga. (Norcross) Bristol, Tenn. (Tennessee HS) Adamsville, Ala. (Minor) Ellenwood, Ga. (Cedar Grove) Bakersfield, Calif. (Frontier) Bristol, Tenn. (Tennessee HS) Powell, Tenn. (Powell/Univ. of The Cumberlands [Ky.]) Del Mar, Del. (Del Mar) Monmouth Junction, N.J. (South Brunswick) College Park, Ga. (Banneker) Jackson, Ky. (Breathitt County) Homewood, Ill. (Homewood-Flossmoor) Jackson, Tenn. (Univ. of Jackson/Michigan St.) Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut) Reno, Nev. (McQueen/Butte [Calif.] JC) Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro) Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. (Boyd Anderson) Knoxville, Tenn. (Farragut) Woodstock, Ga. (Etowah) Gallatin, Tenn. (Station Camp) Alliance, Ohio (Marlington) Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville Catholic) Orlando, Fla. (Edgewater) Virginia Beach, Va. (Ocean Lakes) Vero Beach, Fla. (Vero Beach) Suwanee, Ga. (North Gwinnett) Gainesville, Ga. (Gainesville) Conyers, Ga. (Heritage/Tusculum College) Knoxville, Tenn. (Knoxville Catholic) Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose) Dunwoody, Ga. (Dunwoody) Daytona Beach, Fla. (Mainland) Baton Rouge, La. (Scotlandville) Akron, Ohio (Archbishop Hoban)


RECORDS

Hometown (High School/Previous School) West Palm Beach, Fla. (Dwyer) Raleigh, N.C. (Southeast Raleigh/Georgia Military College) Dallas, Texas (Wilmer-Hutchins) Anderson, S.C. (T.L. Hanna) Wellford, S.C. (Byrnes) Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson) Knoxville, Tenn. (West) Carson, Calif. (Narbonne/Los Angeles Harbor CC) Fayetteville, Ga. (Sandy Creek) Flint, Mich. (Powers Catholic) Jersey City, N.J. (Saint Peter’s Prep) Valdosta, Ga. (Lowndes) Sumter, S.C. (Sumter) Coral Springs, Fla. (St. Thomas Aquinas) Rock Hill, S.C. (Northwestern/Hutchinson [Kan.] CC) Fruit Cove, Fla. (Bartram Trail) Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central) Hoover, Ala. (Hoover) Kennesaw, Ga. (Kell) Nashville, Tenn. (Pearl-Cohn) Valencia, Calif. (Birmingham/College of the Canyons) Calhoun, Ga. (Calhoun) Nashville, Tenn. (David Lipscomb) Valdosta, Ga. (Valdosta) Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville) Norco, La. (Destrahan/Gulf Coast CC/Alabama) Columbus, Ohio (Thomas Worthington) Ooltewah, Tenn. (Ooltewah) Apopka, Fla. (Apopka) Lewisburg, Tenn. (Cornersville) Nashville, Tenn. (Maplewood) Tuscumbia, Ala. (Deshler) Camden, Tenn. (Central) Lakeland, Fla. (Lake Gibson) Paris, Tenn. (Henry County) Baton Rouge, La. (Scotlandville) Memphis, Tenn. (Melrose) Alcoa, Tenn. (Alcoa) Clinton, La. (Clinton) Olive Branch, Miss. (Olive Branch/Hargrave [Va.] Military Aca.) Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central) Oneida, Tenn. (Oneida) Smyrna, Tenn. (Smyrna) Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville) Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden) Rock Hill, S.C. (Northwestern) Knoxville, Tenn. (Bearden)

VOLMANAC

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

HONORS

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

HISTORY

Wt. 240 377 195 223 257 250 320 193 211 304 179 179 321 177 205 226 321 225 195 332 244 206 172 224 285 288 228 244 213 220 300 201 235 288 182 310 199 188 182 285 175 186 221 256 176 213 172

REVIEW

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

PLAYERS

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

STAFF

Name Curt Maggitt Daniel McCullers LaDarrell McNeil Justin Meredith Corey Miller Nigel Mitchell-Thornton Isaac Mobley Byron Moore Rajion Neal Danny O’Brien Naz Oliver Geraldo Orta Marques Pair Michael Palardy Cordarrelle Patterson Nathan Peterman Alan Posey John Propst Brian Randolph Antonio Richardson Mychal Rivera Da’Rick Rogers Zach Rogers Dontavis Sapp Trevarris Saulsberry Darrington Sentimore Nick Sharick Jacques Smith Tom Smith Joe Stocstill James Stone Deanthonie Summerhill Dakota Summers Trent Taylor Marsalis Teague Dallas Thomas Tino Thomas Jaron Toney Prentiss Waggner Marlon Walls Quenshaun Watson Dylan West Rod Wilks Jordan Williams Michael Williams Justin Worley Devrin Young

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No. 56 98 33 82 80 42 71 3 20 95 13 26 66 1 84 12 67 47 37 74 81 21 83 41 96 94 59 55 29 17 64 24 43 99 10 71 31 35 23 58 25 80 22 54 2 14 19

COACHING STAFF Derek Dooley – Head Coach, Jim Chaney – Offensive Coordinator. Sal Sunseri – Defensive Coordinator, Derrick Ansley – Cornerbacks, Charlie Coiner – Special Teams/Tight Ends, Josh Conklin – Safeties, Jay Graham – Running Backs, Darin Hinshaw – Wide Receivers, John Palermo – Defensive Line, Sam Pittman – Offensive Line, Ron McKeefery – Director of Strength & Conditioning PRONUNCIATION GUIDE 10-Marsalis Teague 20-Rajion Neal 21-Da’Rick Rogers 26-Geraldo Orta 41-Dontavis Sapp 46-Channing Fugate 50-Raiques Crump 55-Jacques Smith 56-Curt Maggitt 84-Cordarrelle Patterson

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GENERAL  GEOGRAPHICAL BREAKDOWN

VOLS REPRESENT 17 STATES ALABAMA (6)

Birmingham – Raiques Crump Florence – Carson Anderson Hoover – John Propst Mobile – Willie Bohannon Oxford – Allan Carson Tuscumbia - Deanthonie Summerhill

CALIFORNIA (5)

Bakersfield – Matt Darr Carson – Byron Moore Kingsburg – Tyler Bray Lomita – J.R. Carr Valencia – Mychal Rivera

DELAWARE (1) Del Mar – Alex Ellis

FLORIDA (13)

Apopka – Tom Smith Coral Springs – Michael Palardy Daytona Beach – Marlin Lane Fruit Cove – Nathan Peterman Gainesville – Trevarris Saulsberry, Jordan Williams Jacksonville - Kenny Bynum Lakeland – Trent Taylor Lauderdale Lakes - Daniel Gray Orlando – Maurice Couch, Alton Howard Vero Beach – Marcus Jackson West Palm Beach – Curt Maggitt

GEORGIA (20)

Athens- Alan Posey, Quenshaun Watson Brunswick – Justin Coleman Calhoun – Da’Rick Rogers College Park – Steven Fowlkes Columbus - Deion Bonner Conyers – Reggie Juin Dunwoody - Justin King Ellenwood – Vincent Dallas Fayetteville - Rajion Neal Gainesville – A.J. Johnson 16

Kennesaw – Brian Randolph Norcoss - Jason Croom Stone Mountain – Nigel MitchellThornton Suwanee – Ja’Wuan James Tyrone – Brent Brewer Valdosta – Geraldo Orta, Dontavis Sapp Warner Robins – Gregory Clark Woodstock – Christian Harris

ILLINOIS (1)

Homewood – Zach Fulton

KENTUCKY (1)

Jackson – Channing Fugate

LOUISIANA (5)

Baton Rouge – Herman Lathers, Dallas Thomas Clinton – Prentiss Waggner Crowley - Davante Bourque Norco – Darrington Sentimore

MISSISSIPPI (1)

Olive Branch – Marlon Walls

NEVADA (1)

Reno – Darin Gooch

NEW JERSEY (2)

Jersey City – Naz Oliver Monmouth Junction – Tyrin Fairman

OHIO (3)

Akron - LaTroy Lewis Alliance – Alden Hill Columbus - Nick Sharick

Rock Hill – Cordarrelle Patterson, Justin Worley Sumter – Marques Pair Wellford – Corey Miller

TENNESSEE (40)

Alcoa – Jaron Toney Bristol – Mack Crowder, Brendan Downs Camden – Dakota Summers Franklin – Alex Bullard Gallatin – Corey Alexander, Andrew Henry Jackson - Drae Bowles, Matt Giampapa Joelton – Brock Collier Knoxville – Joseph Ayres, Cody Blanc, Austin Bolen, George Bullock, Jacob Gilliam, Gregory Grieco, Daniel Hood, Kyler Kerbyson, Isaac Mobley, Michael Williams, Devrin Young Lebanon – Tyler Coombes Lewisburg - Joe Stocstill Maryville – Derrick Brodus McKenzie – Max Arnold Memphis – Greg King, Tino Thomas Morristown – Patrick Ashford, Michael Cantwell Nashville – Ben Bartholomew, Jacob Carter, Eric Gordon, Antonio Richardson, Zach Rogers, James Stone Oneida - Dylan West Ooltewah – Jacques Smith Paris - Marsalis Teague Powell – Tyler Drummer Smyrna – Rod Wilks

TEXAS (1)

Dallas - LaDarrell McNeil

NORTH CAROLINA (1) Raleigh – Daniel McCullers

VIRGINIA (1)

Virginia Beach – Justin Hunter

SOUTH CAROLINA (5) Anderson – Justin Meredith

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QUARTERBACK

TIGHT END 2L 1L Sq.

Additions (3) Nathan Peterman Patrick Ashford Joe Stocstill

Fr. So. Fr.

HS Tr. HS

Lettermen Lost (1) Matt Simms

Sr.

2L

2L 1L 1L Sq. Sq. Sq. Sq.

Additions (3) Davante Bourque Alden Hill Quenshaun Watson

Fr. Fr. Fr.

HS HS HS

Letterwiners Lost (1) Tauren Poole

Sr.

4L

Returning (2) Ben Bartholomew Austin Bolen

Sr. So.

3L Sq.

WIDE RECEIVER Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Jr. So. So.

3L 2L 2L Sq. Sq. Sq. Sq.

Additions (5) Cody Blanc Drae Bowles Jason Croom Alton Howard Cordarrelle Patterson

Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr.

HS HS HS HS JC

Lettermen Lost (3) Anthony Anderson DeAnthony Arnett Cory Eichholtz

Sr. Fr. Jr.

3L 1L 1L

Lettermen Lost (1) Cameron Clear

So.

1L

Returning (16) Dallas Thomas Zach Fulton Ja’Wuan James James Stone Alex Bullard Darin Gooch Marcus Jackson Antonio Richardson Carson Anderson Brock Collier Mack Crowder Jacob Gilliam Kyler Kerbyson Isaac Mobley Marques Pair Alan Posey

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

3L 2L 2L 2L 1L 1L 1L 1L Sq. Sq. RS Sq. RS Sq. Sq. RS

Lettermen Lost (1) JerQuari Schofield

So.

1L

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

2L 2L 2L 1L 1L 1L 1L Sq. RS

OFFENSIVE LINE

DEFENSIVE LINE Returning (9) Joseph Ayres Corey Miller Marlon Walls Allan Carson Maurice Couch Daniel Hood Jordan Williams Gregory Clark Trevarris Saulsberry

Additions (3) Kenny Bynum Justin King LaTroy Lewis

Fr. Fr. Fr.

HS HS HS

Lettermen Lost (4) Austin Johnson Daryl Vereen Jake Storey Shane Reveiz

Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr.

4L 4L 3L 2L

DEFENSIVE BACKS Returning (15) Prentiss Waggner Marsalis Teague Brent Brewer Eric Gordon Rod Wilks Justin Coleman Vincent Dallas Byron Moore Brian Randolph Corey Alexander Tyler Coombes Naz Oliver Geraldo Orta Tyrin Fairman Michael Williams

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

3L 3L 2L 2L 2L 1L 1L 1L 1L Sq. Sq. Sq. RS Sq. Sq.

Additions (4) Deion Bonner Daniel Gray LaDarrell McNeil Tino Thomas

Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

HS HS HS HS

Lettermen Lost (2) Art Evans Izauea Lanier

Sr. Jr.

4L 1L

Returning (5) Michael Palardy (PK/P) Jr. Matt Darr (P) So. Derrick Brodus (PK/P) So. J.R. Carr (DS) Jr. Andrew Henry (DS) So.

2L 1L Sq. Sq. Sq.

Additions (3) George Bullock (PK) Matt Giampapa (DS) Nick Sharick (DS)

Fr. So. Fr.

HS Tr. HS

Lettermen Lost (1) Nick Guess (DS)

Sr.

3L

RECORDS

Returning (7) Zach Rogers Justin Hunter Da’Rick Rogers Jacob Carter Tyler Drummer Alex Ellis Dylan West

HS

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FULLBACK

Fr.

HONORS

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

Additions (1) Justin Meredith

2L 1L 1L 1L Sq. Sq. Sq. RS

HISTORY

Returning (7) Rajion Neal Marlin Lane Devrin Young Reggie Juin Deanthonie Summerhill Tom Smith Jaron Toney

2L 1L Sq.

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

REVIEW

TAILBACK

Sr. So. So.

Jacques Smith A.J. Johnson Greg King Curt Maggitt Michael Cantwell Steven Fowlkes Gregory Grieco Christian Harris

PLAYERS

Jr. So. So.

Returning (3) Mychal Rivera Brendan Downs Dakota Summers

STAFF

Returning (3) Tyler Bray Justin Worley Max Arnold

GENERAL

 POSITIONAL BREAKDOWN

SPECIALISTS

Additions (4) Daniel McCullers Danny O’Brien Darrington Sentimore Trent Taylor

So. Fr. Jr. Fr.

JC HS JC HS

Lettermen Lost (2) Malik Jackson Ben Martin

Sr. Sr.

2L 4L

Returning (15) Willie Bohannon Sr. Nigel Mitchell-Thornton Sr. Raiques Crump Jr. Channing Fugate Jr. Herman Lathers Sr. John Propst Jr. Dontavis Sapp Jr.

3L 3L 2L 2L 2L 2L 2L

LINEBACKERS

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GENERAL  PRESEASON NOTEBOOK

CAMPING OUT

VOLS HEAD TO MILLIGAN COLLEGE

-The University of Tennessee football team will spend a week of fall training camp away from campus, as the Vols will train at Milligan College in Elizabethton, Tenn., from Aug. 9-15. -“The week in East Tennessee will provide a unique opportunity to build team unity and limit distractions,” said head football coach Derek Dooley. “The opportunity to train away from campus also allows for a more efficient move into our new Football Training Center and will reduce the wear and tear on our practice fields.” -The timing of the week in Johnson City coincides with the projected dates for moving all operations and offices of the football program into the new Football Training Center from the Neyland-Thompson Sports Center. With the football team and most supporting units out of town, the facilities staff will be able to complete the move in a more efficient and organized manner and without the burden associated with having the team currently onsite. -With a considerable reduction in the time spent on the Haslam Field practice fields for seven days, there also is a greater probability that the fields will not have to be resodded in October. -“The decision to train off-campus this year is not only driven by the factor of our move into our new Football Training Center but also by the opportunity to maximize the ability of our coaching staff to become further acclimated to one another and the team in a very controlled environment,” said Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Dave Hart. “I support Derek’s decision and feel strongly that we need to make this investment in our football program as we prepare to open our season in Atlanta. This is a one-time situation, and there are no plans to train off-site at any time in the future.”

PRESEASON HONORS PHIL STEELE HONORS SIX

-Six Tennessee football student-athletes were selected to Phil Steele’s 2012 Preseason All-SEC teams, including first-team junior wide receiver Da’Rick Rogers, who was also named to the publication’s preseason All-American second team. -Wide receiver Justin Hunter (second team), defensive back Prentiss Waggner (second team), offensive lineman Dallas Thomas (third team), linebacker A.J. Johnson (third team) and offensive lineman Ja’Wuan James (fourth team) were also honored.

LINDY’S TABS RECEIVERS 4TH-BEST IN NCAA

-Lindy’s Preseason Annual named the Vols’ receiver corps the fourth-best in the nation, headed up by Da’Rick Rogers and Justin Hunter. Lindy’s also pegged the offensive line as the 10th-best in the NCAA. -Here’s a look at the Individual Rankings: -Tyler Bray (Ninth-best QB, All-SEC third team, Strongest arm in the SEC) -Justin Hunter (Sixth-best WR, All-SEC first team, Most dangerous deep threat in the SEC, Fourth-best NFL talent in the SEC) -Da’Rick Rogers (11th-best WR, All-SEC second team) -A.J. Johnson (12th-best OLB, All-SEC second team) 18

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-Ja’Wuan James (All-SEC second team) -Mychal Rivera (All-SEC third team) -Dallas Thomas (All-SEC third team)

ATHLON ACCOLADES FOR TRIO

-Athlon has placed Da’Rick Rogers on its All-SEC first Team. He is joined by Justin Hunter as a second team receiver. -Quarterback Tyler Bray is listed as the SEC third-team signal caller.

BLUE RIBBON HONORS DA’RICK ROGERS

-Blue Ribbon’s preseason magazine selected Da’Rick Rogers as a first-team All-SEC selection.

STAFF ADDITIONS SAL SUNSERI - DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

-Bringing a wealth of experience, Sal Sunseri was hired as Tennessee’s defensive coordinator on Jan. 13, 2012. Sunseri came to UT after working with Alabama’s linebackers the previous three seasons. -Sunseri spent 1994 as Illinois State’s defensive coordinator and also held the title at Alabama A&M from 1998-99, but has served in multiple roles on the defensive side of the ball. Before arriving at Alabama, Sunseri coached the Carolina Panthers’ defensive line for seven seasons, including a trip to the Super Bowl in 2003. -In one of his 27 years of coaching experience, Sunseri worked alongside UT head coach Derek Dooley at LSU in 2000. -Sunseri, named the 2011 recruiter of the year by 247sports. com, helped lead a defense at Alabama that finished first in total defense, rushing defense, passing defense and scoring defense in 2011. -For Sunseri’s full coaching career and bio, see page 29.

DERRICK ANSLEY - CORNERBACKS

-Hired on Feb. 3, 2012, Derrick Ansley joins the Vols as cornerbacks coach from Central Florida, where he was recently named defensive backs coach following two seasons as an assistant in the secondary at Alabama from 2010-11. -Ansley helped lead an Alabama defense that led the nation in total defense, scoring defense, rushing defense, passing defense and pass efficiency defense. -Also coaching defensive backs for five seasons at Huntingdon College, Ansley played collegiately at Troy University, where he finished fifth in the nation with nine interceptions in 2003. -For Ansley’s full coaching career and bio, see page 30.

CHARLIE COINER - SPECIAL TEAMS/TIGHT ENDS

-Charlie Coiner brings 27 years of coaching experience to the Vols, including nine at the NFL level. Coiner comes to Tennessee from North Carolina, where he spent 2010 as a defensive assistant. -Before arriving at UNC, Coiner spent four seasons with the Buffalo Bills and five with the Chicago Bears. -Coiner also has SEC experience, coaching special teams at LSU in 1999 and at Vanderbilt from 1991-93. -For Coiner’s full coaching career and bio, see page 30.

JOSH CONKLIN - SAFETIES

-After spending the last two seasons serving as the defensive coordinator and safeties coach at The Citadel, Josh Conklin was hired as Tennessee’s safeties coach.


COACH TO BE INDUCTED IN COLLEGE HALL

-Phillip Fulmer is the newest member of the Tennessee Volunteers family to reach the College Football Hall of Fame. He was named to the 2012 class during a May 15, 2012, ceremony in New York City by the National Football Foundation and becomes the 22nd former UT player or coach to earn enshrinement. Fulmer is the first Vol gaining entry into the College Football Hall of Fame since offensive guard Chip Kell in 2006. - Fulmer led the Vols to the very first BCS National Championship after the 1998 season, finishing 13-0 with a 2316 victory over Florida State in the Fiesta Bowl. The 1997

- Tennessee defensive lineman Malik Jackson (2010-11) became the Vols’ 330th all-time NFL Draft selection when the Denver Broncos chose him in the fifth round with the 137th overall pick on April 28, 2012, at Radio Music City Hall in New York. -Tennessee, which has produced the SEC’s most NFL draft picks and the seventh most of any school nationally, saw Jackson become the third UT defensive lineman taken since 2009, joining first-rounders Dan Williams (2010) and Robert Ayers (2009). -Ayers was also a Broncos’ selection and is still on the Denver roster. Jackson also joins former Vols Britton Colquitt and Peyton Manning in Denver. -Jackson is the 63rd Vol drafted since 2000, which currently ranks second in the conference and fifth nationally, including 14 other defensive linemen. Four of those Vols’ defensive linemen (Shaun Ellis, Justin Harrell, Rashad Moore and Darwin Walker) have played in the Super Bowl.

RECORDS

FULMER TO HALL

MALIK JACKSON DRAFTED BY BRONCOS

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-Hired on Jan. 12, 2012, Sam Pittman is now in charge of Tennessee’s offensive line. -Pittman comes to UT from North Carolina, where he spent the last five years coaching the Tar Heels’ offensive line and was named associate head coach prior to the 2011 season. -Pittman brings 27 years of offensive line coaching experience to Tennessee, including stints at Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Cincinnati, Northern Illinois and Western Michigan. -Pittman’s offensive line at UNC helped freshman running back Giovani Bernard to 101.8 yards per game, a mark that led all NCAA freshmen, while his 14 rushing TDs ranked second nationally among rookies in 2011. -For Pittman’s full coaching career and bio, see page 33.

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HONORS

SAM PITTMAN - OFFENSIVE LINE

HISTORY

-Hired on Jan. 20, 2012, John Palermo brings 37 years of coaching experience to the University of Tennessee. -Palermo has spent the majority of his coaching career at Wisconsin, where he served 15 years in multiple roles, working with the outside linebackers and defensive line. While coaching the Badgers, Palermo produced four first team All-Americans, four Big Ten Defensive Linemen of the Year, two Big Ten Defensive Players of the Year and a pair of first-round draft selections. Wisconsin won two Big Ten titles during his tenure. -Arriving at Tennessee after two years at MTSU, Palermo spent the previous two seasons with the Washington Redskins, where they finished among the league’s best in fewest yards allowed per game in both campaigns. -For Palermo’s full coaching career and bio, see page 32.

REVIEW

JOHN PALERMO - DEFENSIVE LINE

PLAYERS

-Hired on Dec. 6, 2011, Jay Graham most recently served as the running backs/tight ends coach at South Carolina. -Graham, a running back for Tennessee from 1993-96, ranks seventh all-time on UT’s career rushing chart, including 1,438 yards in 1995, the second-highest rushing total in a season in UT history. -A two-time All-SEC second team selection and thirdround NFL draft pick (Baltimore Ravens), Graham spent the last three years coaching at South Carolina. Graham guided Marcus Lattimore to a total of 2,015 rushing yards and 27 touchdowns during his first two seasons. -For Graham’s full coaching career and bio, see page 31.

STAFF

JAY GRAHAM - RUNNING BACKS

and 1998 Vols remain the last teams to repeat as SEC champions, and Fulmer coached Tennessee to seven SEC Eastern Division titles in 16 seasons. -“I am honored to be joining such an elite group of coaches selected to The National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame,” said Fulmer. “There are so many people to thank, but it must start with my wife Vicky and my children. It was never a job for us, but very much a lifestyle. They certainly sacrificed a lot for me to live my passion. I am grateful to my wonderful staff who worked so hard and stayed so loyal to UT for many years. They did their jobs well, and were great mentors and examples for our young men. I am proud of the many outstanding young men that played for us. They trusted us to come to Tennessee, worked really hard for us, and were rewarded with the best era in modern Tennessee football. There are hundreds of special relationships that will be there forever. I appreciate so much Joe Johnson and Doug Dickey, who gave me the opportunity and guided and supported me so well through the years. There are countless loyal Tennessee fans, wonderful friends and administrators, who helped us when we needed help to build and maintain our program. I am certainly proud of our record, but I am just as proud of how we accomplished or goals.” -Fulmer’s won-lost record of 152-52 figures to a .745 winning percentage, and he left UT as the winningest coach in major college football with at least 10 years’ experience. Joining Nebraska’s Tom Osborne as the only two coaches to lead a team to a bowl game in each of their first 13 years of coaching, Fulmer led the Vols to a 98-41 record during his final 11 seasons, including four conference title games and one SEC championship, the 1998 BCS Championship, and eight January bowls.

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-Conklin brings nine years of secondary coaching experience to Tennessee. -Conklin mentored coernerback Cortez Allen, who was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 NFL Draft and played in 15 games. -For Conklin’s full coaching career and bio, see page 31.

THREE VOLS SIGN NFL FREE AGENT DEALS

-Three Vols from the 2011 team earned rookie free agent contracts: long snapper Nick Guess with the San Diego Chargers, running back Tauren Poole with the Carolina Panthers and quarterback Matt Simms with the New York Jets. -Linebacker Austin Johnson also had a tryout with the Baltimore Ravens. -Linebacker Daryl Vereen opened the CFL season with the Montreal Alouettes. UTSPORTS.COM // @VOL_FOOTBALL ON TWITTER

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GENERAL

NEW HEIGHTS

-2012 Winners: Justin Coleman, A.J. Johnson, Dallas Thomas, Ja’Wuan James.

-Members of the Tennessee Volunteers football team climbed to the top of Mount Leconte on June 9, 2012. Mount Leconte has the third-highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at 6,593 feet, but when measuring from its immediate base to its highest peak, it can be considered the tallest mountain in the Eastern United States, rising 5,301 feet from its base in Gatlinburg. Head coach Derek Dooley and head football strength coach Ron McKeefery joined the student-athletes on the climb in Sevier County, Tenn.

JOHN STUCKY OFF-SEASON AWARD

VOLS CLIMB MOUNT LECONTE

NUMBER CHANGES

-11 returning Vols changed their numbers this off-season: Name New No. Old No. Max Arnold 30 6 J.R. Carr 53 63 Jacob Carter 27 87 Gregory Clark 93 94 Raiques Crump 40 50 Matt Darr 43 5 Brendan Downs 85 84 Marlin Lane 15 4 Isaac Mobley 71 54 Naz Oliver 13 2 Jaron Toney 35 31

SPRING AWARDS ABOUT THE AWARDS

-Each spring, the Tennessee coaching staff selects a number of awards recognizing performance and effort during the off-season and spring practice periods. Below is a breakdown of each award and this past spring’s honorees. Award winners were 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. Derek Dooley unveiled three new awards in 2010: the Big Lick Award, Fourth-Quarter Award and John Stucky OffSeason Award.

HARVEY ROBINSON AWARD

-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). -2012 Winner: TB Devrin Young.

ANDY SPIVA AWARD

-Presented to the defensive surprise of the spring as selected by the coaching staff in honor of Andy Spiva, outstanding linebacker from 1973-76. -2012 Winners: Gregory Clark, Steven Fowlkes.

BIG LICK AWARD

-Presented to the players who consistently play with the most physical toughness. -2012 Winners: Herman Lathers, Jacques Smith, Da’Rick Rogers, Brendan Downs.

FOURTH QUARTER AWARD

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-In honor of former strength coaching legend John Stucky, presented to the players who demonstrate the best physical and mental conditioning during the off-season program. -2012 Winners: Jordan Williams, Brian Randolph, Ja’Wuan James, Tyler Bray.

SCHEDULE NOTES 2012 AT A GLANCE

-For the fourth consecutive year, the Vols will face at least two teams that they have never played before in Georgia State, Missouri and Troy. Last season, the Vols opened new series’ with Montana and Buffalo. Tennessee also played UT Martin and Oregon for the first time in 2010 and took the field against Western Kentucky and Ohio for the first time in 2009. -It also marks the sixth 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 meeting with each. -UT is 7-1 in its last eight series-opening meetings, its lone loss coming to eventual national championship runnerup Oregon in 2010. All-time, Tennessee is 98-34-5 (.734) in series lid-lifters.

SETTLING IN

-While head coach Derek Dooley enters his third season at UT, six of the Vols’ opponents have head coaches who are entering one of their first three seasons with their respective schools: Georgia State (Bill Curry/3rd season), Florida (Will Muschamp/2nd season), Akron (Terry Bowden/1st season), Mississippi State (Dan Mullen/3rd season), Vanderbilt (James Franklin/2nd season) and Kentucky (Joker Phillips/3rd season).

READY FOR OCTOBER

-For just the fourth time in school history, Tennessee will enter October with five games under its belt (2006, 1995, 1990). In the previous three such campaigns, the Vols won at least nine games, highlighted by a 1990 SEC Championship.

STRENGTH OF SCHEDULE

-Eight of Tennessee’s opponents earned a bid to play in a bowl game last season: NC State (Belk), Florida (Gator), Georgia (Outback), Mississippi State (Music City), Alabama (National Championship), South Carolina (Capital One), Missouri (Independence) and Vanderbilt (Liberty). All but Georgia and Vanderbilt were victorious. -For the second consecutive year, Tennessee’s opponents compiled an overall record of 81-71 the previous season. Seven of Tennessee’s opponents had winning records in 2011: NC State (8-5), Florida (7-6), Georgia (10-4), Mississippi State (7-6), Alabama (12-1), South Carolina (11-2) and Missouri (8-5). -Three of UT’s opponents finished the 2011 season ranked in the final Associated Press and Coaches’ polls: Georgia (AP-19, Coaches-20), Alabama (AP-1, Coaches-1) and South Carolina (AP-9, Coaches-8).


GENERAL

8-31 | ATLANTA, GA

GEORGIA STATE PANTHERS

FLORIDA GATORS

9-8 | KNOXVILLE

9-15 | KNOXVILLE

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2012 SCHEDULE

vs Tennessee (Atlanta, Ga) at UConn South Alabama The Citadel at Miami (Fla.) Florida State at Maryland at North Carolina Virginia Wake Forest at Clemson Boston College

-First meeting since 1939 and third alltime, with the teams splitting the series – both contests played in Raleigh. -UT and N.C. State are participating in the fifth annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. -The first regular-season Friday game for UT since Sept. 29, 1939, also against North Carolina State. -UT is 11-7 all-time in games played on Friday. -Dating back to 1902, the Vols are 13-19 in Atlanta, but have lost in their last six trips to Georgia’s capital. -First regular-season contest against an ACC opponent since facing Duke and Miami (Fla.) in consecutive weeks of the 2003 campaign. -The last time UT faced an ACC foe in the season opener was Sept. 4, 1982 against Duke. -The Vols have won three consecutive season openers and are 85-24-6 (.765) all-time. -NC State head coach Tom O’Brien was an assistant coach at Virginia (guards/ centers) when Vols’ head coach Derek Dooley played wide receiver for the Cavs (1987-90).

Aug. 30 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10

South Carolina State at Tennessee UTSA Richmond at William & Mary New Hampshire at Rhode Island Villanova at James Madison Old Dominion at Maine

GAME NOTES

-First all-time meeting between the schools -Tennessee has won its past 17 home openers and is 91-18-5 (.820) all-time. -Georgia State enters its third season of football and is 0-1 all-time against the SEC, losing 63-7 at Alabama in 2010. Neyland Stadium will mark the largest capacity stadium that the Panthers have ever played in. -The Vols have played one game alltime against members of the currently constructed Colonial Athletic Association, defeating William & Mary, 48-13, in 1945 in Knoxville. That game also marked the Vols’ second contest of the season. -GSU head coach Bill Curry faced the Vols 17 consecutive years from 1980-96 as head coach of Georgia Tech (198086), Alabama (1987-89) and Kentucky (1990-96). The Vols are 11-5-1 when facing a Curry-coached team. -In its last 10 home openers, Tennessee’s average margin of victory is 27.2 points. -This contest opens a three-game homestand, UT’s longest of the season.

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2012 SCHEDULE Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

Bowling Green at Texas A&M at Tennessee Kentucky LSU at Vanderbilt South Carolina Georgia (Jacksonville, Fla.) Missouri UL-Lafayette Jacksonville State at Florida State

GAME NOTES

-The Gators host Bowling Green and play at Texas A&M before traveling to Knoxville. -For the first time since 2001 and second time since 1995, Tennessee will not serve as Florida’s SEC opening opponent. -Florida has won the last seven meetings, its longest winning streak against UT, to take a 22-19 series lead. The Vols last defeated the Gators, 30-28, at home in 2004 while also winning in Gainesville, 24-10, in 2003. -In his first appearance against Florida in 2011, Tyler Bray completed 26-of-48 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns. -In Knoxville, Tennessee leads the series 11-10. -Florida head coach Will Muschamp will lead the Gators for the first time in Knoxville. UF coaches are 4-7 all-time in their first trips to Neyland Stadium. -The last time the Gators visited Knoxville, Justin Hunter recorded his first career touchdown catch.

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RECORDS

GAME NOTES

2012 SCHEDULE

MEDIA INFO

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Aug. 31 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

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Location: Gainesville, Fla. Colors: Orange and Blue Stadium: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium (88,548) Conference: Southeastern (East) Head Coach: Will Muschamp (2nd season) Career Record/at UF: 7-6/Same Series: 22-19 UF At Knoxville: 11-10 Last Meeting: L, 23-33, 9/17/2011 2011 Overall Record: 7-6 2011 Conf. Record/Finish: 3-5/3rd East 2011 Bowl/Final Rank: Gator (W, 24-17, vs. Ohio St.)/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 55/10 Starters Ret./Lost: 19/5

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Location: Atlanta, Ga. Colors: Blue and White Stadium: Georgia Dome (71,228) Conference: Colonial Athletic Association Head Coach: Bill Curry (3rd season) Career Record/at GSU: 92-118/9-13 Series: N/A At Knoxville: Same Last Meeting: None 2011 Overall Record: 3-8 2011 Conf. Record/Finish: None 2011 Bowl/Final Rank: None Lettermen Ret./Lost: 50/20 Starters Ret./Lost: 14/10

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Location: Raleigh, N.C. Colors: Red and White Stadium: Carter Finley Stadium (57,583) Conference: Atlantic Coast Head Coach: Tom O’Brien (7th Season) Career Record/at NCSU: 108-75/33-30 Series: 1-1 Tied Last Meeting: W, 13-0, 9/29/1939 2011 Overall Record: 8-5 2011 Conf. Record/Finish: 4-4/4th Atlantic 2011 Bowl/Final Rank: Belk (W, 31-24, vs. Louisville)/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 31/21 Starters Ret./Lost: 16/8

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Location: Akron, Ohio Colors: Blue and Gold Stadium: InfoCision Stadium (27,881) Conference: Mid-American (East) Head Coach: Terry Bowden (1st season) Career Record/at UA: 140-62/0-0 Series: 1-0 UT At Knoxville: Same Last Meeting: W, 52-9, 11/11/1989 2011 Overall Record: 1-11 2011 Conf. Record/Finish: 0-8/7th East 2011 Bowl/Final Rank: None Lettermen Ret./Lost: 41/22 Starters Ret./Lost: 14/10

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Media Contact: Gregg Bach Phone: (330) 972-6106 Email: gbach@uakron Web Site: gozips.com

2012 SCHEDULE Aug. 30 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 20

UCF at FIU Morgan State at Tennessee Miami (Ohio) Bowling Green at Ohio Northern Illinois at Central Michigan at Kent State Massachusettes at Toledo

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-Tennessee will play Akron for the second time ever, the lone meeting a 52-9 Tennessee win in 1989. -The Zips mark the fourth Mid-American Conference opponent UT will face in five years. The Vols recently hosted Buffalo (2011), Ohio (2009) and Northern Illinois (2008). -The Vols are 6-0 against current MAC teams all-time. -Terry Bowden, son of legendary Florida State coach Bobby Bowden, enters his first season as Akron’s head coach. Bowden faced the Vols three times as Auburn’s head coach in the 1990s, including the 1997 SEC Championship game and during UT’s 1998 National Championship run. UT is 3-0 when facing a Terry Bowden-coached squad. -Akron’s 1-11 record in 2011 is the worst of any UT 2012 opponent. -The Vols are just Akron’s third SEC opponent since 1997. The Zips lost at LSU, 56-0, on 9/27/1997 and fell at Kentucky, 47-10, on 9/18/2010.

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Location: Athens, Ga. Colors: Red and Black Stadium: Sanford Stadium (92,746) Conference: Southeastern (East) Head Coach: Mark Richt (12th season) Career Record/at UGA: 106-38/Same Series: 21-18-2 UT At Athens: 10-9-1 Last Meeting: L, 12-20, 10/8/2011 2011 Overall Record: 10-4 2011 Conf. Record/Finish: 7-1/1st East 2011 Bowl/Final Rank: Outback (L, 30-33 vs. Mich. St.)/ AP-19, Coaches-20 Lettermen Ret./Lost: 49/18 Starters Ret./Lost: 15/9

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

2012 SCHEDULE Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

Buffalo at Missouri Florida Atlantic Vanderbilt Tennessee at South Carolina at Kentucky Florida (Jacksonville, Fla.) Ole Miss at Auburn Georgia Southern Georgia Tech

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-UT leads the all-time series, 21-18-2, including a 10-9-1 advantage in Athens. -Georgia has won two straight over the Vols, the first streak in the series since UT won meetings in 2006 and 2007. -The Vols are 5-7 against teams that were the runner-up in the previous year’s SEC Championship game. -Last season’s eight-point win by Georgia was the first game in the series since 2004 that wasn’t decided by double digits. -UT’s 26-point win against Georgia (4519) in 2009 is the Bulldogs’ worst regular-season loss in the last three years. -UT will play Georgia in September (the 29th) for the first time since 1995 and will mark just the ninth time the two schools have played in the month. The Vols are 4-3-1 in those games. -Outside of Neyland Stadium, Georgia’s Sanford Stadium is the largest facility in which the Vols will play this season (92,746). -Justin Hunter notched his first career 100-yard receiving game in his first visit to Athens, leading the Vols with 110 yards.

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Location: Starkville, Miss. Colors: Maroon and White Stadium: Davis Wade Stadium (55,082) Conference: Southeastern (West) Head Coach: Dan Mullen (3rd Season) Career Record/at MSU: 21-17/Same Series: 28-15-1 UT At Starkville: 5-4 UT Last Meeting: W, 34-3, 10/18/2008 2011 Overall Record: 7-6 2011 Conf. Record/Finish: 2-6/5th West 2011 Bowl/Final Rank: Music City (W, 23-17 vs. Wake Forest)/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 54/17 Starters Ret./Lost: 12/12

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Media Contact: Joe Galbraith Phone: (662) 325-2703 Email: jgalbraith@athletics.msstate.edu Web Site: hailstate.com

2012 SCHEDULE Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

Jackson State Auburn at Troy South Alabama at Kentucky Tennessee Middle Tennessee at Alabama Texas A&M at LSU Arkansas at Ole Miss

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-Tennessee has won the last six meetings, the longest winning streak for either team all-time in the series. Additionally, the Vols have won nine of the last 10 matchups. -During the streak, Tennessee has won by an average of 24.5 points per outing, with the closest game coming in the 1998 SEC Championship Game (24-14). -UT is 28-15-1 against Mississippi State, including a 5-4 mark in Starkville. -Tennessee has won four of the last five in Starkville. -This contest marks the first meeting between the two since 2008, a 34-3 Vols win, and the first in Starkville since 2007, a 33-7 UT victory. -The 31-point win for UT in 2008 is Mississippi State’s second-largest margin of defeat in the last four seasons. -Tennessee has won four of the last five in Starkville.


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-Alabama has won five consecutive meetings and leads the all-time series 48-38-7, including a slight 22-20-1 edge in Knoxville. -The Alabama series is the third-longest in Tennessee history (93 games). -Tennessee’s last win over Alabama in Knoxville came in 2006. Trailing 13-6 after three quarters, UT scored 10 fourth-quarter points capped by an Arian Foster touchdown to win 16-13. -Wide receiver Justin Hunter made his first career start against Alabama as a freshman in 2010 at Neyland Stadium. -Placekicker Michael Palardy connected on his first career field goal, a 33-yarder, against the Tide in Knoxville two years ago. -Alabama opens the season Sept. 1 against Michigan in the 2012 Cowboys Stadium Classic at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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at Vanderbilt East Carolina UAB Missouri at Kentucky Georgia at LSU at Florida Tennessee Arkansas Wofford at Clemson

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Location: Troy, Ala. Colors: Cardinal, Silver, Black Stadium: Veterans Memorial Stadium (17,500) Conference: Sun Belt Head Coach: Larry Blakeney (22nd season) Career Record/at Troy: 164-91/Same Series: None At Knoxville: Same Last Meeting: Same 2011 Overall Record: 3-9 2011 Conf. Record/Finish: 2-6/7th 2011 Bowl/Final Rank: None Lettermen Ret./Lost: 47/23 Starters Ret./Lost: 15/9

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at UAB Louisiana-Lafayette Mississippi State at North Texas at South Alabama Western Kentucky FIU at Florida Atlantic at Tennessee Navy Arkansas State at Middle Tennessee

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-South Carolina has won consecutive games for the first time in series history. -Tennessee holds a 22-6-2 all-time record against the Gamecocks, including an 8-4-2 mark in Columbia. -Tennessee has also lost two straight at South Carolina, after winning seven in a row. -USC head coach Steve Spurrier is the winningest coach on Tennessee’s schedule with 197 victories. -As a freshman, Tyler Bray completed his first two career touchdown passes at Williams-Brice Stadium to lead the Vols back from a 24-10 deficit in the second half. After Bray’s first pass attempt was returned for a TD, he finished the game 9-of-15 for 159 yards and a pair of TDs. -Da’Rick Rogers also rushed for a career-high 49 yards in the Vols’ last trip to So. Carolina.

-First all-time meeting -Tennessee is 7-1 all-time against current members of the Sun Belt Conference, its lone loss coming to North Texas, 2114, at Neyland Stadium in 1975. -Troy marks the fourth Sun Belt team the Vols will play host to in the last five years, also facing Louisiana Lafayette (2007), Western Kentucky (2009) and Middle Tennessee State (2011). -Troy head coach Larry Blakeney, in his 22nd year at Troy, is the longest-tenured coach at his respective school of any of UT’s 2012 opponents. -UT is 7-1 in its last eight series-opening meetings, its lone loss coming to eventual national championship runner-up Oregon in 2010. All-time, Tennessee is 98-34-5 (.734) in series openers. -Tennessee is 2-0 under Derek Dooley in games to open the month of November and has won four of its last five.

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Michigan (Arlington, Texas) Western Kentucky at Arkansas Florida Atlantic Ole Miss at Missouri at Tennessee Mississippi State at LSU Texas A&M Western Carolina Auburn

Location: Columbia, S.C. Colors: Garnet and Black Stadium: Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250) Conference: Southeastern (East) Head Coach: Steve Spurrier (8th season) Career Record/at USC: 197-75-2/54-35 Series: 22-6-2 UT At Columbia: 8-4-2 UT Last Meeting: L, 3-14, 10/29/2011 2011 Overall Record: 11-2 2011 Conf. Record/Finish: 6-2/2nd East 2011 Bowl/Final Rank: Capital One (W, 30-13 vs. Nebraska)/AP-9, Coaches-8 Lettermen Ret./Lost: 43/20 Starters Ret./Lost: 13/11

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Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala. Colors: Crimson and White Stadium: Bryant-Denny Stadium (101,821) Conference: Southeastern (West) Head Coach: Nick Saban (6th season) Career Record/at UA: 141-54-1/50-12 Series: 49-38-7 UA At Knoxville: 22-20-1 UA Last Meeting: L, 6-37, 10/22/2011 2011 Overall Record: 12-1 2011 Conf. Record/Finish: 7-1/2nd West 2011 Bowl/Final Rank: BCS National Championship (W, 21-0 vs. LSU)/AP-1, Coaches-1 Lettermen Ret./Lost: 41/23 Starters Ret./Lost: 13/11

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Location: Columbia, Mo. Colors: Black and MU Gold Stadium: Memorial Stadium (71,004) Conference: Southeastern (East) Head Coach: Gary Pinkel (12th season) Career Record/at UA: 158-86-3/85-54 Series: None At Knoxville: Same Last Meeting: Same 2011 Overall Record: 8-5 2011Conf. Record/Finish: 5-4/ 5th 2011 Bowl/Final Rank: Independence(W, 41-14 vs. UNC)/NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 37/22 Starters Ret./Lost: 15/11 Media Contact: Chad Moller Phone: (573) 882-0712 Email: mollerc@missouri.edu Web Site: mutigers.com Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

SE Louisiana Georgia Arizona State at South Carolina at UCF Vanderbilt Alabama Kentucky at Florida at Tennessee Syracuse at Texas A&M

-Tennessee and Missouri will play each other for the first time, also marking Missouri’s first game against the Vols as a member of the SEC. -Tennessee is 11-3 when playing a new member of the SEC for the first time. -North Carolina’s last two bowl opponents have been Tennessee and Missouri in 2010 and 2011, respectively. The Tar Heels played UT in the Music City Bowl, winning a bizarre doubleovertime game, 30-27. Missouri defeated UNC in the Independence Bowl, 41-24.

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Location: Nashville, Tenn. Colors: Black and Gold Stadium: Vanderbilt Stadium (39,773) Conference: Southeastern (East) Head Coach: James Franklin (2nd season) Career Record/at VU: 6-7/Same Series: 73-27-5 UT At Nashville: 36-17-4 UT Last Meeting: W, 27-21, 11/19/2011 2011 Overall Record: 6-7 2011Conf. Record/Finish: 2-6/4th East 2011 Bowl/Final Rank: Liberty (L, 24-31 vs. Cincinnati)/ NR Lettermen Ret./Lost: 43/21 Starters Ret./Lost: 19/6 Media Contact: Larry Leathers Phone: (615) 343-6437 Email: larry.leathers@vanderbilt.edu Web Site: vucommodores.com Aug. 30 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

South Carolina at Northwestern Presbyterian at Georgia at Missouri Florida Auburn UMass at Kentucky at Ole Miss Tennessee at Wake Forest

-Tennessee moved to 73-27-5 against Vanderbilt all-time after defeating the Commodores, 27-21, in overtime at Neyland Stadium last season. -Eric Gordon returned an interception 90 yards for the game-winning touchdown, the first defensive score in OT by any NCAA D-I FBS school since Sept. 9, 2005. -Tennessee has won six straight against Vanderbilt and 33 of the last 35. -The Commodores 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 11 straight victories over fellow Tennessee teams. -The Vols have won 14 consecutive games against Vanderbilt in Nashville.

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Location: Lexington, Ky. Colors: Blue and White Stadium: Commonwealth Stadium (67,942) Conference: Southeastern (East) Head Coach: Joker Phillips (3rd season) Career Record/at UK: 11-14/Same Series: 75-23-9 UT At Knoxville: 39-10-6 UT Last Meeting: L, 7-10, 11/26/2011 2011 Overall Record: 5-7 2011 Conf. Record/Finish: 2-6/5th East 2011 Bowl/Final Rank: None Lettermen Ret./Lost: 49/24 Starters Ret./Lost: 11/11

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

2012 SCHEDULE Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 17 Nov. 24

at Louisville Kent State Western Ky. at Florida South Carolina Mississippi State at Arkansas Georgia at Missouri Vanderbilt Samford at Tennessee

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-Tennessee’s 26-game winning streak, the second-longest active winning streak between two NCAA D-I teams at the time and the eighth-longest alltime, came to an end in 2011, when the Wildcats defeated UT, 10-7. -The Vols lead the all-time series 7424-9 and hold a 39-10-6 advantage in Knoxville. Tennessee has defeated Kentucky 13 straight times at Neyland Stadium, with the Wildcats last win in Big Orange country coming in 1984. -Tennessee’s 74 wins against Kentucky are its most against any school. -The last time Tennessee lost to Kentucky, the Vols responded with a 42-0 shutout in the next meeting (1985).


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DEREK DOOLEY HEAD COACH THIRD SEASON AT TENNESSEE VIRGINIA ‘91 Tennessee head football coach Derek Dooley enters his third season on Rocky Top in 2012, and his efforts in building a foundation for long-term success for Tennessee football have the Volunteers primed for a leap forward this fall. Dooley, 44, has reshaped the culture of the Tennessee program since his arrival with his energetic personality, meticulous approach and belief in the dedication to both the character and on-field development of the student-athlete. The bright future on the horizon for UT football was exemplified by performances from talented freshmen classes. During the last two seasons, Tennessee has played 47 freshmen, including 32 true freshmen, the latter of which ties with Florida’s total for the most in the nation since the beginning of the 2010 season. The Vols also started a school-record seven true freshmen against Memphis in 2010. The infusion of talented young players, almost all of whom will play significant roles on the 2012 team, began shortly after Dooley was named Tennessee’s 22nd football coach on Jan. 15, 2010. Dooley’s first two recruiting classes include the SEC’s leading receiver in 2011 and a first-team All-SEC selection in Da’Rick Rogers, six Freshman AllAmericans, and eight players who were named Freshman All-SEC over the last two seasons. Additionally, Freshman All-American linebackers A.J. Johnson and Curt Maggitt ranked first and second, respectively, among SEC freshman tackle leaders per game in 2011. Tennessee was the only team in Division I FBS in 2011 with three freshmen (true or redshirt) among its top five tackle leaders. Also during Dooley’s tenure, quarterback Tyler Bray has thrown 35 touchdown passes in two seasons and set the school record for highest completion percentage in a game. Bray has thrown for 300-plus yards in six games and threw for multiple touchdowns in 10 consecutive games. As a freshman in 2010, Bray set school records for passing yards (308) and touchdowns (5) in a single half while also setting the school mark for passing yards by a freshman with 1,537. Additionally, offensive linemen who are new to the program since Dooley’s arrival have combined to make 80 starts during the 2010-11 seasons. Freshman wide receiver Justin Hunter also set a Tennessee freshman record with seven receiving touchdowns and averaged a team-best 25.9 yards per catch in 2010. Before suffering a season-ending injury in the Florida game, Hunter averaged 151 yards receiving for the first two games of the 2011 season and is primed to return to be a major contributor to the Vols’ big-play offense this fall. The 2011 Vols scored 40-plus points in three of their first four games, while the 2010 team featured a big-play offense that produced 71 plays of 20-plus 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. Dooley also led the 2010 team, competing roughly 15-20 scholarship players below the established limit of 85, to the Music City Bowl. 26

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The increased commitment to excellence in all facets of the program is also present in the under-construction, state-of-the-art, $40 million Football Training Center scheduled to open this summer. The facility, redesigned by Dooley upon his arrival, will be the finest of its kind in the nation. He also established a new academic accountability system shortly after accepting his current position. Determined to make immediate strides in changing the culture of the program, Dooley created the Vol for Life (VFL) program, a comprehensive player support and character education program, in his first year at Tennessee. The four-year VFL curriculum focuses on the often-overlooked personal growth of the student-athlete, encompassing the following topics: character education, personal finance, life skills, career development, spiritual growth, community service, mental conditioning, personal branding, and navigating the social media landscape. The ultimate goal of the VFL program, in Dooley’s eyes, is to reshape the culture of the program into one that produces not only great players and teams, but even greater men. The program has not only helped to build the bond between teammates, but also between the Tennessee football team and the Knoxville community. In addition to charitable work with groups such as Habitat for Humanity, the Vols have partnered with other local leaders and organizations, including spending time with the Knoxville Police Department to learn about the challenges that face law enforcement. Dooley has led by example as well, speaking at numerous events throughout Knoxville and the entire state of Tennessee to help raise more than $1,000,000 for children and other causes in the local community. Before his arrival in Knoxville, Dooley served as the head coach at Louisiana Tech during the 2007-09 seasons and also doubled as the school’s athletic director for the last two years of his tenure in Ruston. As the head coach of the football team, Dooley’s tenure was highlighted by an 8-5 mark in 2008, including 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


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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 playing career, Dooley caught 41 passes for 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. Before embarking on his coaching career, Dooley practiced law at a private law firm in Atlanta for two years. After a successful start to the legal profession, Dooley switched gears and returned to his love of football, beginning 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 Nick 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. He 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. Dooley then left with Saban for the Miami Dolphins, serving as tight ends coach from 2005-06. During his two years in the NFL, Dooley oversaw the continued development of tight end Randy McMichael, who ended his Dolphins career as the team’s all-time leader in receptions by a tight end. Dooley is married to Dr. Allison Jeffers Dooley, an OB/ GYN and Fort Worth, Texas, native. They have two sons, John Taylor (13) and Peyton (10) and a daughter, Julianna (8). 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 the Big Orange Experience, an annual fundraising event for Variety, an organization that provides financial support for numerous children’s charities. This June, proceeds from the event funded the Dooley-Witten Learning Center at the Halls/Powell Boys and Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley, a project on which Dooley teamed up with former Vol and Dallas Cowboys All-Pro tight end Jason Witten.

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Born: June 10, 1968 in Athens, Ga. Wife: Dr. Allison Jeffers Dooley Children: John Taylor, Peyton and Julianna Education: Clarke Central High School University of Virginia ‘91 University of Georgia Law School ‘94 Playing Career: Wide Receiver, University of Virginia 1987-90 Senior Bowl 1991

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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. The only athletics director serving as head football coach on the major college level at that time, he was able to organize efforts to negotiate a new team apparel agreement, contract a multimedia rights deal, rebrand the Louisiana Tech athletic logos, and significantly upgrade facilities, including finalizing plans and launching a campaign for a new football training center and the addition of both a state-of-the-art HD video scoreboard and a new FieldTurf surface at Joe Aillet Stadium. Additionally, Dooley also restructured the athletic foundation by creating LTAC, Team Tech 100 and the new LA Tech Kids Club, all of which contributed to an increase of annual giving by more than 150 percent. Net corporate sponsorship revenue also increased by 123 percent during his first year as athletic director, and Dooley also oversaw a restructuring of the ticket operation and the implementation of an online ticketing system, the first in school history, all of which led to a 51 percent increase in ticket sales and a new record for football season tickets. 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, 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

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JIM CHANEY OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR FOURTH SEASON AT TENNESSEE CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE ‘85 Jim Chaney begins his fourth season as the Vols’ offensive coordinator. Chaney has overseen the development of quarterback Tyler Bray as the rising junior has thrown 35 touchdown passes in his two seasons on Rocky Top. Bray set the school record for highest completion percentage in a game, has thrown for 300-plus yards in six games and threw for multiple touchdowns in 10 consecutive games. As a freshman in 2010, Bray set school records for passing yards (308) and touchdowns (5) in a single half while also setting the school mark for passing yards by a freshman with 1,537. The Vols have had two receivers make major contributions the two last seasons. Da’Rick Rogers led the SEC in receptions with 67 and was second in receiving yards with 1,040 in 2011. Rogers was named to the AP All-SEC FirstTeam. Wide receiver Justin Hunter set a Tennessee freshman record with seven receiving touchdowns and averaged a team-best 25.9 yards per catch in 2010. Before suffering a season-ending injury in the Florida game, Hunter averaged 151 yards receiving for the first two games of the 2011 season and is primed to return to be a major contributor to the Vols’ big-play offense this fall. The 2011 Vols scored 40-plus points in three of their first four games, while the 2010 team featured a big-play offense that produced 71 plays of 20-plus 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. Heading into 2010, 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 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 freshman-record 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, 50, arrived in Knoxville in 2009 from the NFL ranks, having spent the three previous seasons as an 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.

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School Position Cal State Fullerton Offensive Coordinator/ Recruiting Coordinator 1988 Western Michigan Offensive Line 1989-92 Cal State Fullerton Offensive Coordinator/ Recruiting Coordinator 1993 Wyoming Tight Ends 1994-96 Wyoming Offensive Line/ Recruiting Coordinator 1997-2001 Purdue Offensive Coordinator/ Recruiting Coordinator 2001-05 Purdue Offensive Coordinator 2006-08 St. Louis Rams Offensive Line/Tight Ends 2009Tennessee Offensive Coordinator 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 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.


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ship game, two years removed from a 1-15 season in 2001. The Panthers fell to New England in Super Bowl XXXVIII that season, 32-29. During Sunseri’s time with Carolina, the franchise won two NFC South titles and made the playoffs three times. Before joining the Panthers, Sunseri worked as linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at Michigan State in 2001 following a year in the same capacity on Saban’s LSU staff in 2000. Sunseri was the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Alabama A&M from 1998-99 following a three-year stint as linebackers coach at Louisville from 1995-97. Sunseri entered the University of Pittsburgh as a walk-on in 1978. By the time his playing career ended, he earned consensus All-American honors and was the Panthers’ team captain as a senior in 1981. He started for Pitt for three years from 1979-81, during which time the Panthers went 33-3 and led the NCAA in total defense twice, in both 1980 and 1981. After his playing days ended, Sunseri began his coaching career in 1985 at Pitt. He served as defensive line coach and linebackers coach and was named assistant head coach in 1992. He subsequently spent one year at both Iowa Wesleyan (1993, assistant head coach, defensive coordinator, special teams coach) and Illinois State (1994, defensive coordinator). Sunseri and his wife Roxann, have two daughters, Jaclyn and Ashlyn, and two sons, Santino and Vinnie. Santino is a quarterback at Pitt, while Vinnie is a defensive back at Alabama who earned Freshman All-SEC honors in 2011. Ashlyn will be joining the Tennessee volleyball team as a freshman in the fall of 2012.

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Sal Sunseri was hired as the Vols’ defensive coordinator on Jan. 13, 2012. Sunseri joins Tennessee after serving the last three years as the assistant head coach and linebackers coach at Alabama under head coach Nick Saban, including the national championship teams of 2009 and 2011. He also spent seven years (2002-08) with the Carolina Panthers under then-head coach and current Denver Broncos head coach John Fox, a tenure that included the franchise’s lone NFC Championship and Super Bowl appearance. “Sal has had unparalleled success over the last decade in not only contributing to team and unit success, but also in his ability to motivate and develop elite individual talent,” said Vols’ head coach Derek Dooley. “His combination of defensive knowledge, recruiting success, high-energy personality, ability to connect with players, and personal integrity and character make him an exceptional fit for Tennessee.” Sunseri has 27 years of coaching experience, including service as an assistant head coach and defensive coordinator and responsibility for coaching the defensive line, linebackers, and special teams. Sunseri’s Alabama linebacker corps enjoyed considerable success in 2011, including Butkus Award finalist, Lombardi Award finalist, and Nagurski Award semifinalist, and first team All-American and first team All-SEC performer Courtney Upshaw. Junior linebacker Dont’a Hightower was also a finalist for the Lombardi, Butkus, and Bednarik Awards as well as the Lott Trophy while earning first-team consensus All-American and first-team All-SEC honors. “The chance to work with Derek Dooley, who has been around championships and knows what it takes to build an elite program, combined with the rich tradition of the University of Tennessee makes this opportunity so exciting to me,” said Sunseri. “I am fired up to work with all of the young talent on the defensive side of the ball, and I can’t wait to get up to Knoxville and coach them.” Overall, Sunseri’s linebackers were part of a defensive unit that led the nation in total defense, rushing defense, passing defense and scoring defense in 2011. The Alabama defensive unit ranked third in the nation in scoring defense and fifth in total defense in 2010, and the 2009 Crimson Tide linebackers group coached by Sunseri included Butkus Winner, AP All-American, and Oakland Raiders firstround draft selection Rolando McClain. Sunseri was also named the 2011 recruiter of the year by 247Sports.com. Sunseri’s seven-year stint with Carolina from 2002-08 included service as a defensive assistant in 2002 and the defensive line coach from 2003-08, during which time a trio of Panthers defensive linemen: defensive end Julius Peppers, defensive end Mike Rucker, and defensive tackle Kris Jenkins, earned Pro Bowl honors. Carolina made the playoffs in three of those seven seasons while finishing in the top 10 in the NFL in fewest yards allowed on four occasions during Sunseri’s tenure with the Panthers. Carolina also won the NFC Championship in 2003 with a 14-3 win over Philadelphia in the conference champion-

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DERRICK ANSLEY ASSISTANT COACH - CORNERBACKS FIRST SEASON AT TENNESSEE TROY ‘05 Derrick Ansley was hired as cornerbacks coach on Feb. 3, 2012. Ansley joined the Vols from Central Florida, where he served as defensive backs coach for three months following two seasons as an assistant in the secondary at Alabama from 2010-11. “Derrick is a bright young coach with an incredibly high ceiling in this profession,” said Vols’ head coach Derek Dooley. “He worked with Sal Sunseri for two seasons and will be able to bring some systematic continuity to the defensive staff.” Ansley’s two seasons with Alabama included the national championship season of 2011. This year’s Alabama secondary featured three All-Americans in Mark Barron, Dre Kirkpatrick, and DeQuan Menzie, and the Tide defense led the nation in five major categories: total defense, scoring defense, rushing defense, passing defense, and pass

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efficiency defense. Before joining the Crimson Tide staff, Ansley coached defensive backs for five seasons at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Ala. He is a 2005 graduate of Troy University with a degree in broadcast journalism and started 40 consecutive games for the Trojans during his career. As a junior in 2003, Ansley finished fifth in the nation with nine interceptions and also ranked third in interceptions per game.

CHARLIE COINER ASST. COACH - SPECIAL TEAMS/TIGHT ENDS FIRST SEASON AT TENNESSEE CATAWBA ‘83 Charlie Coiner was named special teams and tight ends coach on Jan. 27, 2012. Coiner, who spent nine seasons on NFL coaching staffs with the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills, served as a defensive and special teams assistant with North Carolina in 2010. “Charlie has a diverse background in professional and college coaching, and he has had consistent success at both levels,” said Vols’ head coach Derek Dooley. “Charlie has also worked with several of our coaches, which will help make the transition and working dynamic seamless.” In four seasons with the Bills from 2006-09, Coiner coached the team’s tight ends while serving as an assistant special teams coach. Buffalo tight ends combined for 58 receptions, 598 yards, and two touchdowns in 2008, including career highs in receptions (33) and yards (351) for Robert Royal. Tight end Derek Schouman also produced 15 catches and 153 years in 2008. In 2006, Coiner’s first season coaching the unit, production from the tight end position increased, including a touchdown reception by a tight end in three consecutive games for the first time for the franchise since 1963. Before joining the Bills, Coiner spent five seasons with the Chicago Bears, originally joining the organization in 2001 as an offensive assistant, a position he held for three seasons (2001-03). Coiner then served as assistant special teams coach for the Bears from 2004-05. Coiner is also a veteran of 18 seasons of coaching at the collegiate level, including stops at LSU (1999), UT Chatta-

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nooga (1998), Louisville (1995-97), and Vanderbilt (199193). Coiner began his coaching career at Appalachian State, where he served four seasons on the staff from 1983-86. A native of Waynesboro, Va., he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Catawba College and his master’s degree from Appalachian State.


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Vol letterman Jay Graham returned to the Tennessee coaching staff as the running backs coach on Dec. 6, 2011. Graham most recently served as the running backs/tight ends coach at South Carolina. “Jay is not only one of the most accomplished running backs in Tennessee history, but he has also proven to be one of the top running backs coaches in the SEC,” said Vols’ head coach Derek Dooley. “Jay understands what it means to be a Vol, and we are thrilled to have him on our staff.” Graham spent the last three years on the coaching staff at South Carolina (2009-11) and coached sophomore running back Marcus Lattimore, who has rushed for a combined 2,015 yards and 27 touchdowns during his first two seasons with the Gamecocks. Lattimore was on pace to become the first South Carolina back to post consecutive 1,000-yard seasons since Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers posted three consecutive from 1978-80 before an injury sidelined him for the final five games. South Carolina ranked third in the SEC in 2011 with 198.0 rushing yards per game. As a player for Tennessee, Graham rushed for 2,609 yards as a Vol from 1993-96 and ranks seventh all-time on the Vols’ career rushing chart. His most prolific season was in 1995, when he rushed for 1,438 yards on 272 carries, the

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Year Team Position 2003-04 South Dakota State Graduate Assistant 2005-06 South Dakota State Secondary/Special Teams 2007-08 Wofford Defensive Backs 2009 Wofford Def. Backs/Special Teams 2010-11 The Citadel Def. Coordinator/Safeties 2012 Tennessee Safeties Terriers led the SoCon in scoring defense in 2007 while intercepting a conference-high 20 passes and adding 13 picks the following season. Conklin began his coaching career at South Dakota State, serving as a graduate assistant in 2003 and 2004 before being elevated to a full-time position coaching the secondary and special teams during the 2005-06 seasons. The South Dakota State secondary ranked second in the Great West Conference in pass defense in 2006, while Conklin’s kickoff return and kickoff coverage teams were the top-ranked units in the conference. Conklin graduated from Dakota State University in 2003 with a degree in physical education. He started at linebacker his junior and senior seasons and was an Academic All-American. He also received a master’s degree in sports administration from South Dakota State in 2008.

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Josh Conklin was named safeties coach on March 9, 2012. Conklin served as defensive coordinator and safeties coach at The Citadel for the last two seasons. “Josh brings successful coordinator experience and consistent secondary production to our defensive staff,” said Vols’ head coach Derek Dooley. “He comes highly recommended and I believe will be a great fit for our football staff.” In each of the last two years, Conklin’s Bulldogs defense ranked third in the Southern Conference in total defense. In 2011, seven of 11 Bulldogs opponents were limited to fewer than 20 points, and two years ago, eight of 11 foes scored fewer than 20. During Conklin’s tenure with The Citadel, cornerback Cortez Allen was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2011 NFL Draft and played in 15 games as well as the NFL Wild Card playoff game against the Denver Broncos. Defensive end Erik Clanton, who finished tied for 12th in the FCS in sacks in 2010, earned a free agent opportunity with the Steelers after originally signing with the Montreal Alouettes. Prior to joining the staff at The Citadel, Conklin spent three seasons coaching defensive backs (2007-09) at Wofford and added special teams to his responsibilities in his final season in Spartanburg. With Conklin on the staff, the

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second-highest rushing total in a season in UT history and the third-most attempts by a Vol running back in one year. Graham earned All-SEC Second Team honors as both a junior and a senior in 1995 and 1996, respectively, and helped the Vols to three bowl victories. Graham’s 1995 total of 11 100-yard games is the most in Tennessee history in a single season and included a schoolrecord nine consecutive 100-yard rushing efforts. He also posted 14 100-yard games in his Tennessee career, a total that ranks only behind Travis Henry (15) in school history. Additionally, Graham’s 25 rushing touchdowns rank tied UTSPORTS.COM // @VOL_FOOTBALL ON TWITTER

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graduate assistant on the Vols staff and completed his master’s degree in sports management from UT in 2008. In addition to stints at South Carolina and his graduate assistant season at Tennessee, Graham has also served as an assistant coach at Miami, Ohio (2008), UT-Martin (2007), the University of San Diego (2007), and UT Chattanooga (2006). Graham and his wife, Kelly, are the parents of two daughters, Nia and Denae, and two sons, Jayson and Kellan.

DARIN HINSHAW ASSISTANT COACH - WIDE RECEIVERS THIRD SEASON AT TENNESSEE CENTRAL FLORIDA ‘93 Darin Hinshaw moves to wide receivers coach in his third season with the Vols. He has spent the previous two seasons as the team’s quarterbacks coach working rising junior Tyler Bray. Hinshaw guided Bray to a record-setting start to the 2011 season as the signal caller set a school record for completion percentage in a game. He also started the year with the most passing yards in a three-game span in UT’s storied history. In 2010, Hinshaw’s impact was immediate as Tennessee’s 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. A Punta Gorda, Fla., native, Hinshaw was a record-setting quarterback himself during his collegiate playing days and spent 2007-09 as wide receivers coach at Memphis on the staff of former Vol footballer Tommy West. Hinshaw joined the Memphis staff after serving one season as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Georgia Southern. In 2006, Georgia Southern ranked 27th nationally in total offense, averaging 359.9 yards per game. 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. Under Hinshaw’s guidance, the MTSU offense consistently led the Sun Belt Conference and was among the

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Team Central Florida Central Florida Middle Tennessee Middle Tennessee Georgia Southern

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nation’s statistical leaders. A highlight was in 2003, when the Blue Raiders offense was the highest scoring unit in the league at 27.7 points a contest. 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. Hinshaw 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. A 1993 Central Florida graduate, Hinshaw earned his master’s in business administration from UCF in 1996. Hinshaw and his wife, Pam, have four children: daughters Sydney, Hayley and Carley; and son Darin Jr.

JOHN PALERMO ASSISTANT COACH - DEFENSIVE LINE FIRST SEASON AT TENNESSEE FLORIDA STATE ‘74 John Palermo was hired as defensive line coach on Jan. 20, 2012. Palermo is a veteran of 37 years of coaching, including two seasons with the Washington Redskins and 15 years at the University of Wisconsin. “John is one of the most respected defensive line coaches in the nation,” said Vols’ head coach Derek Dooley. “He has a history of coaching and developing multiple All32

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Americans, all-conference players, first-round draft picks, and Pro Bowl players. Adding a coach with John’s abilities and successful track record will have a positive impact on our defensive line and our program.” Palermo spent two seasons with the NFL’s Washington Redskins from 2008-09, during which time he coached Brian Orakpo, who earned Pro Bowl honors as a rookie in a dual role


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Sam Pittman was named offensive line coach on Jan. 12, 2012. Pittman, who has spent the last five years at the University of North Carolina staff from 2007-11 in charge of the offensive line, was named associate head coach before the 2011 season. “Sam has an excellent reputation and track record as an offensive line coach and as a recruiter,” said head coach Derek Dooley. “Sam brings a considerable amount to our program as a coach and a person, and we are excited that he is joining our staff.” Pittman was named the Scout.com/FoxSports.com ACC Recruiter of the Year in 2011. The 2011 North Carolina team averaged 6.3 yards per play in the regular season, the second-best mark in the ACC. The UNC offensive line helped redshirt freshman running back Giovani Bernard to 101.8 yards per game, a mark that led all NCAA freshmen and included seven 100-yard rushing games. Bernard’s 14 rushing touchdowns ranked second nationally among freshmen. Additionally, sophomore quarterback Bryn Renner led the Atlantic Coast Conference in passing efficiency, a category in which UNC led the conference as a team as well. The Tar Heels ranked fifth in the ACC in total offense at 396.6 while earning a berth in the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl.

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backers coach at Appalachian State from 1983-84, three years as the defensive line coach at Memphis from 198082, and one year as the defensive line coach at Austin Peay. He began his coaching career as an assistant at North Carolina State from 1977-78 following three years at Bainbridge High School in Georgia. Palermo is a native of Newburgh, N.Y., and lettered at Florida State in 1972-73. A 1974 graduate of Florida State, Palermo and his wife, Donna, have a son, Jason, who coaches offensive line at Austin Peay, and a daughter, Jessica, who is the assistant director of championships at the Big 10 Conference.

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Team Position N. Carolina State Graduate Assistant Austin Peay State Defensive Line/ Strength and Conditioning 1980-82 Memphis State Defensive Line 1983 Appalachian State Assistant Head Coach/ Defensive Line 1984-87 Minnesota Defensive Line 1988-89 Notre Dame Defensive Line 1990 Austin Peay State Head Coach 1991-95 Wisconsin Assistant Head Coach/ Outside Linebackers 1995-2005 Wisconsin Assistant Head Coach/ Defensive Line 2006 Miami (Fla.) Defensive Line 2007 Tennessee Tech Defensive Line 2008-09 Washington Defensive Line Redskins 2010-11 Middle Tennessee Defensive Line 2012 Tennessee Defensive Line

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as a defensive end and linebacker. Washington also finished fourth overall in the NFL in fewest yards allowed per game in 2008 and 10th in 2009. The 2008 Redskins defense also finished sixth in the league in fewest points allowed. In 2006, Palermo coached the defensive line at Miami (Fla.) which featured NFL second-round selection Calais Campbell, who was recently franchise-tagged with the Arizona Cardinals. Palermo spent 15 years under head coach Barry Alvarez at the University of Wisconsin, during which time he coached four first-team All-Americans, four Big Ten Defensive Linemen of the Year, two Big Ten Defensive Players of the Year, and a pair of first-round draft selections in Wendell Bryant (2002) and Erasmus James (2005). In 2004, the entire Wisconsin starting defensive line was selected in the NFL Draft, and the Badgers won two Big 10 titles during his tenure. Palermo served as assistant head coach during his 15 years at Wisconsin, leading the outside linebackers from 1991-95 and the defensive line from 1996-2005. Before joining the Badgers, Palermo spent one season as the head coach at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. Most recently on the staff at Middle Tennessee for two seasons (2010-11), Palermo’s 2010 Blue Raider defensive line unit featured Jamari Lattimore, who earned Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year that season and currently plays for the Green Bay Packers. Palermo spent two seasons at Notre Dame under head coach Lou Holtz from 1988-89, including the Fighting Irish’s national championship season of 1988. While at Notre Dame, Palermo coached defensive lineman Chris Zorich, a two-time consensus All-American and the 1990 winner of Lombardi Award. Other coaching stops for Palermo include a four-year stint as the defensive line coach at Minnesota (1984-87), service as assistant head coach, defensive line, and line-

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STAFF Named one of the nation’s top 25 recruiters by ESPN. COM, Pittman has signed the No. 2-rated offensive tackle in each of the last two years, Alex Hurst in 2010 and Kiaro Holt in 2011. Hurst, who started all 12 games at left tackle for UNC as a sophomore during the 2011 season, joined teammate and left guard Jonathan Cooper as the first Tar Heel tandem to earn All-ACC lineman honors since 1993. Pittman also worked to develop offensive lineman Garrett Reynolds, who earned second team All-ACC honors in 2008 and was selected in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. Pittman joined the Tar Heels after four seasons as the offensive line coach at Northern Illinois from 2003-06, including three seasons as assistant head coach from 200406. During that time frame, the Huskies produced a pair of standout rushers in Garrett Wolfe and Michael Turner. Wolfe led the nation in rushing with 1,928 yards, while Turner, who has earned two Pro Bowl selections with the Atlanta Falcons and has led the NFC in rushing in each of the last two seasons, finished second in the nation as a

senior at Northern Illinois in 2003 with 1,648 yards. His first stint as offensive line coach for Northern Illinois was for two years, from 1994-95. Pittman also previously coached the offensive linemen at Kansas (2001), Missouri (2000), Western Michigan (1999), and Oklahoma (1997-98). He coached offensive tackles and tight ends at Cincinnati at 1996. Before coaching at NIU, Pittman spent two seasons as the head coach at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College from 1992-93 after serving as the school’s offensive line coach in 1991. He was a head coach in the high school ranks at Trenton (Mo.) High School from 1989-90 and at Princeton (Mo.) High School from 1987-88. He began his coaching career with a two-year stint as a student assistant at Pittsburg State from 1984-85, followed by one season as an assistant coach at Beggs (Okla.) High School. Pittman, a graduate of Pittsburg State (Kan.), played defensive end at the school and was inducted into the PSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998. He is married to the former Jamie Conrad of Pittsburg, Kan.

RON McKEEFERY DIRECTOR OF STRENGTH & CONDITIONING SECOND SEASON AT TENNESSEE OTTAWA (KAN.) ‘97 Ron McKeefery joined Tennessee in January as the director of strength and conditioning. 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 athletics 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 19 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 with Distinction and Coach Practitioner under the National

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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. McKeefer is married to the former Angela Hamilton. They are the parents of four children: James, Tyler, Ava and Maya.


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ball program and the VASF, Blackburn was rewarded with a promotion to associate athletic director for administration in April 2007. There, Blackburn broadened his scope of athletic department management serving on then-athletic director Mike Hamilton’s senior management team. Included in that appointment was the oversight of the track & field program the swimming & diving teams, as well as serving as the senior sport administrator for the internal operations of facility operations, sports medicine, strength and conditioning, equipment operations, and event management offices within the athletic department. Blackburn was also the athletic department liaison to the Thornton Center, Tennessee’s student-athlete academic support unit. He was also appointed to participate in various search committees for head coaches and upper level departmental staff. A stabilizing force within the athletic department and football program, advancement to senior associate athletic director for administration came for Blackburn in September 2008. Keeping many of the duties he already was performing, Blackburn gained the role of directly overseeing the football program as its senior-level administrator. Using the knowledge gained from his association with the football program previously, and benefiting from the steadfast relationships built over a 20-year period, Blackburn has been able to provide leadership, direction, and stability to the football program. His direct oversight over football operations and its budget, nonconference scheduling, coaches contracts, and the design and construction of Tennessee’s new $48 million football training center have yet again proved Blackburn an invaluable asset at Tennessee. A native of Loudon, Tenn., Blackburn graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1990 after serving for two years as a student assistant in football under then-head coach Johnny Majors. Blackburn, is married to the former Andrea Radel of Albion, Mich. They have two daughters, Emma and Charlee.

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Using more than two decades of intercollegiate experience in multiple sport oversight, fundraising, compliance, football operations, and athletic facility management, David Blackburn has continued to build upon the long-standing tradition of excellence at the University of Tennessee as the senior associate athletic director for administration. Blackburn began his career at Tennessee in 1993 working with then-head football coach Phillip Fulmer and the football program in a variety of roles culminating in Tennessee winning the first-ever BCS national championship in 1998. In a 10-year association with Fulmer’s staff, Blackburn played an intricate role and held the titles of assistant director of compliance, director of football operations, and assistant athletic director for football operations. During that time, Tennessee enjoyed its most successful run in the storied program’s history with a record of 99-24, winning one national championship, two SEC championships, and playing in 10 consecutive bowl games. Blackburn’s leadership, guidance, knowledge and application of NCAA rules, and never-tiring work ethic helped the Vols football program soar to levels of achievement unseen on the gridiron in Knoxville. In August of 2003, Blackburn made a transition into fundraising and became the assistant athletic director for development for the Volunteers. During his tenure working in the fundraising arm for athletics at Tennessee, the Volunteer Athletic Scholarship Fund, it saw record growths in all areas. Most noted were total athletic gifts more than doubling from $19.5 million in 2003 to over 41 million in 2007. Also, he helped secure an $84 million multi-media rights contract with Host Communications. Gaining a vast knowledge of the inter-workings of the VASF, Blackburn was charged with overseeing the entire development office staff and being directly involved in facility design/renovations, donor solicitation and prospecting, the gift-in-kind program, donor ticket and parking assignments, and coordinating special events for the development office and its donors. Off of the success of Blackburn’s efforts with the foot-

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BRAD PENDERGRASS DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS THIRD SEASON AT TENNESSEE TENNESSEE ‘98 Brad Pendergrass returned to Knoxville in 2010 as UT’s director of football operations on head coach Derek Dooley’s staff. Pendergrass’ primary role at Tennessee is to oversee the day-to-day administrative operation of the football program in the areas of budgetary management, team travel, pre-season training camp and bowl planning, as well as serving as head coach Derek Dooley’s liaison to all athletics department support units that assist the football team. Prior to his return to Rocky Top, Pendergrass held the

same position for one season at Wisconsin after a fiveyear stint at Mississippi State. His first full-time position, however, was at Tennessee with his alma mater in football recruiting. Pendergrass, made the move to Wisconsin in 2009 as the Badgers’ director of football operations and handled the team’s administrative operations, budget, travel, and nonconference scheduling as well as other administrative duties under head coach Bret Bielema. UTSPORTS.COM // @VOL_FOOTBALL ON TWITTER

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sistant in football operations and later to full-time recruiting assistant. During that 10-year period, the Vols enjoyed 10 consecutive bowl game appearances, highlighted by winning the 1998 national championship and back to back SEC championships in 1997 and 1998. 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.

SCOTT ALTIZER DIRECTOR - FOOTBALL RELATIONS 19TH SEASON AT TENNESSEE FURMAN ‘93 Scott Altizer is in his second tenure on the Vols football staff having served in different capacities on both Derek Dooley and Phillip Fulmer’s staffs during his 18-year career at Tennessee. Altizer returned to the football staff in September 2011 after a brief stint in the athletic department’s event management department. Just as he ended his appointment on Fulmer’s staff, Altizer is Tennessee’s Director of Football Relations and is in charge of overseeing all facets of the recruiting process for the Vols. Those duties include the day to day operation of the recruiting office, overseeing official and unofficial prospect visits, head coaches recruiting schedule and travel, and the direction and supervision of all recruiting office personnel. Altizer also serves as the liaison from the football office to the Thornton Academic Center and the Undergraduate Admissions Office as it pertains to prospective student-athletes

and their admission process. Altizer also works with the compliance office to ensure that all Vol football signees have a seamless transition through the NCAA Eligibility Center. In a valued area for the Vols storied program, Altizer also oversees the walk-on program. Altizer began his athletic administration career as a graduate assistant in the football recruiting office in 1994. He then served as the Director of High School relations and was promoted to the Coordinator of Football Operations and was in that role thru the 2008 season. Altizer is a native of Morristown, Tenn. and attended Furman University where he was a four year baseball letterman and enjoyed a brief professional career after graduation in 1993. He and his wife, the former Sandy Apple of Morristown, have two girls, Samantha and Sarah.

HEATHER ERVIN ASST. DIRECTOR - FOOTBALL OPERATIONS 11TH SEASON AT TENNESSEE TROY ‘99 Heather Ervin is approaching her 11th year overall on the University of Tennessee’s football staff and fourth as the only female in the Southeastern Conference to hold the title of Assistant Director for Football Operations. Aside from having the primary responsibility of managing the head football coach’s daily schedule, Ervin’s duties include assisting with all non-coaching aspects associated with football operations. This includes arranging summer employment opportunities for student-athletes and working closely with the Thornton Center in monitoring student-athletes’ class attendance. In addition, Ervin serves as chief liaison for all player family event functions, as well as managing the recently created website, www.volparents.com, exclusively for player’s families. Ervin is also substantially involved with official and unofficial on campus recruiting visits. On gamedays, Ervin can be found overseeing the Wolf-Kaplan Room pre-

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game. Post-game, Ervin is stationed at the Lauricella Center Lettermen’s Room for post-game functions. The Sweetwater native holds both a bachelor’s degree in health and human services and a master’s degree in sports and fitness management from Troy University, where she played basketball and later served as a graduate assistant basketball coach for two years. She earlier played two seasons at Hiwassee College in nearby Madisonville, Tennessee. While at Hiwassee, Ervin helped the Tigers to a combined 57-10 record and two trips to the NJCAA national tournament. During her days at Sweetwater High School, Ervin set 12 track and field school records and still owns nine of those. She also lettered in basketball and softball. Ervin and her husband, Harry, who also hails from Sweetwater, reside in Maryville with their daughters Jasmine, 9 and Jada, 5 and nephew Jordan, 14.


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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 two-year 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. He also played with the San Diego Chargers, Pittsburgh Steelers in his six seasons in the NFL. Lott, hails from Memphis and is married to Savannah native, the former Jackie Givens, who is working in Knoxville as a nurse practitioner at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital The couple has three kids, Ella Grace, Ana Lou and Stephen Jace.

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In 2003, she accepted the position of Assistant Director of Admissions at Middle Tennessee State University, coordinating the tour program, planning major campus recruiting events, serving as the liaison for the online degree program and recruiting for all of East Tennessee. In 2005 Hawkins had the opportunity to join UT’s Admissions office and continue her work with campus tours, event planning, and student recruiting. Kris Ann has a daughter, Reagan and a son, Haynes.

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Kris Ann Hawkins begins her third season on head coach Derek Dooley’s football staff as Director of On-Campus Recruiting. The Morristown native initiates the plans for all oncampus activities for both official and unofficial visits, and oversees the daily operations of the recruiting office. After graduating with an English degree from UT in 2001, Hawkins began her career for her alma mater as a teacher and recruiter in the university’s Upward Bound programs.

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JOE HARRINGTON SPORTS TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR 22ND SEASON AT TENNESSEE TENNESSEE ‘90 Joe Harrington enters his 22nd season at Tennessee as the Vols’ sports technology coordinator. Although his emphasis is on football, Harrington trains the staff working with all UT men’s and women’s sports teams. His primary responsibilities include compiling and editing game and practice tapes for coaching analysis, cataloging game tapes and producing “cut-ups.” He also manages all equipment and design of the video department, including the team’s state-of-the-art XOS Technologies editing system.

A Camillus, N.Y., native, Harrington graduated from UT in 1990 with a communications degree. The College Sports Video Association has named him SEC Video Coordinator of the Year three times (1997, 1998 and 2003). Harrington and his wife, the former Tammy Mulling, have three children: Connor, Abigail and Hayden Jane. Tammy recently was appointed Blount County Circuit Court Judge by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, becoming the first woman to serve as a judge in the Blount County judicial system.

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KYLE MANLEY GRADUATE ASSISTANT FIRST SEASON AT TENNESSEE GEORGIA TECH ‘08 Kyle Manley begins his first season at Tennessee as a graduate assistant. Manley spent the 2011 season as the quarterbacks coach at UT Martin. Manley served as quarterbacks and running backs coach at the University of Arkansas Monticello in 2010. He coached UAM’s all-time leading passer Scott Buisson in his one season with the Boil Weevils.

In 2008-09, Manley served as a graduate assistant under Derek Dooley at Louisiana Tech. He worked with the offense, aiding with the quarterbacks and wide receivers. Manley played quarterback at Georgia Tech from 200407 and graduated with a degree in management in 2008.

BRANDON STALEY GRADUATE ASSISTANT FIRST SEASON AT TENNESSEE DAYTON ‘05 Brandon Staley enters his first season as a graduate assistant with the Vols. Staley joined Tennessee after coaching at Hutchinson Community College in Kansas where he was the defensive coordinator with the Blue Dragons. Staley helped coach Hutch to back-to-back Salt Bowl Championships. He coached four all-conference linebackers as Hutchinson was ranked No. 1 in the nation in pass defense and pass efficiency rating. In 2010, HCC’s 10 wins were the most in school history and the Blue Dragons finished fifth in the NJCAA. In 2011, HCC went 9-3 and was ranked ninth. Prior to his stint with Hutchinson, Staley coached at Division III University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. Staley served as defensive line coach as the team posted an 11-2 record, the best in school history and advanced to the D-III Elite Eight. They finished fifth in the nation. Before St. Thomas, was a graduate assistant with Northern Illinois University, where he worked with the secondary.

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Staley was a four-year letterwinner at quarterback for the University of Dayton who captained the Flyers in his senior season of 2004. He posted a 16-5 career record in two seasons as a starter, including a 9-2 mark his junior year when Dayton was ranked fifth in the country by Football Gazette. That publication also named Staley to its preseason All-America second team entering the 2004 campaign. His senior season, UD again achieved a No. 5 ranking en route to a 7-3 record. As the Flyers’ starting QB, Staley completed 168 of 293 passes for 2,609 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushed for 639 yards and 11 scores. As a junior, he compiled 1,961 yards of total offense, the fourth-highest single season mark in school history. He was a four-time member of the Pioneer Football League All-Academic list. He graduated from Dayton in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in political science and is received a master’s degree in counseling, adult and higher education at Northern Illinois.

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In addition to being the first black quarterback at Tennessee and in the Southeastern Conference, Holloway also was the first black baseball player in UT history. The outstanding prospect had been selected out of high school by the Montreal Expos with their first overall pick. Holloway opted instead for a two-sport collegiate career and went on to excel on the diamond. He garnered All-SEC and All-America honors as a shortstop in 1975 and finished with a .353 career average. Two years ago, Holloway -- still the owner of UT’s longest hitting streak at 27 games -- was selected to Tennessee’s All-Century Baseball Team, making him the only UT studentathlete named to all-century squads in both baseball and football. Holloway left Knoxville and played 13 seasons in the Canadian Football League, compiling impressive numbers for the Ottawa Rough Riders (1975-80), Toronto Argonauts (1981-86) and British Columbia Lions (1987). He threw for more than 25,000 yards and rushed for another 3,167 while scoring 155 touchdowns. He was league MVP in 1982. After his professional playing days ended, Holloway returned to UT and earned his degree. In addition to his induction in Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Holloway is a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame, Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame and the Tennessee Baseball Hall of Fame, among others. Holloway is married to the former Courtney Haralson of Meigs County and is the father of Jasmine and Condredge III.

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Condredge Holloway is approaching his 15th 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. In 2011, 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 remains associated in the minds of Tennessee fans with the razzle-dazzle offense he quarterbacked during his undergraduate days of the 1970s. Nicknamed “The Artful Dodger,” Holloway packed excitement into every play, whether it developed into a pass or a scramble. In his three seasons (1972-74) as a starter, Holloway directed the Vols to the 1972 Astro-Bluebonnet, 1973 Gator and 1974 Liberty bowls and an overall record of 25-9-2. He ended his career with the best interception-to-attempt ratio in Tennessee history, throwing just 12 interceptions in 407 collegiate attempts.

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SIXTH SEASON AT TENNESSEE OLIVET NAZARENE ‘02 Allison Maurer’s commitment to excellence in sports nutrition is a big part of the Tennessee winning edge. Maurer is one of only 21 full-time Sports Dietitians at the NCAA Division I level. She is responsible for all nutrition education with the Vols and Lady Vols athletes. As part of her duties, she conducts grocery-shopping tours for studentathletes, weight-gain and weight-loss programs and performance nutrition -- what Maurer calls “fueling for performance.” She handles meal planning for football and assists with meal planning for baseball, women’s basketball, women’s swimming and rowing. Allison works closely with Team ENHANCE and Team EXCEL in working with eating disorders, disordered eating, and substance abuse. She conducts body composition testing for various sports teams and educates athletes on how to fuel to improve body composition.

Maurer also teaches an undergraduate nutrition class, “Sports Nutrition for Athletes,” while handling the budgeting, ordering and distribution of NCAA-compliant nutritional supplements for all UT sports. The Holland, Mich., native began her work with the Vols and Lady Vols in October 2007 after three years at Colorado. Her responsibilities there were as sports nutritionist for all programs and assistant strength and conditioning coach for football, tennis, golf and cheerleading. Maurer earned her undergraduate degree in nutrition and dietetics from Olivet Nazarene University in 2002. She completed her master’s in nutrition and her dietetic internship from Georgia State University in 2003. She and her husband, Dan, of Addison, Ill., are the parents of Manny, Emilio and newborn Nico.

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BILL BAKER NFL COORDINATOR FIRST SEASON AT TENNESSEE TENNESSEE ‘69 Bill Baker joined the Vols as NFL Coordinator in 2012. He previously served as an NFL scout for 22 seasons, most recently with the Washington Redskins. Baker previously had NFL stints with the Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons. Before entering the NFL ranks, Baker was the defensive

coordinator at the University of Richmond from 1983-88. He also held collegiate assistant posts at Wichita State, Louisville, North Alabama, Tennessee, Samford and Austin Peay. A native of Jasper, Tenn., Baker was a running back and kick returner at the University of Tennessee from 1966-68. He made 18 catches for 272 yards in his three seasons.

ADAM DICUS ADMINISTRATIVE ASST. TO THE HEAD COACH THIRD SEASON AT TENNESSEE SMU ‘04 Adam Dicus arrived in Knoxville after serving as assistant to Derek Dooley during his time as athletics director and head coach at Louisiana Tech. Dicus’ duties at UT include research, special projects and consultation to the head coach on external relations and communication and branding strategies. He also works with NFL scouts during their visits to Knoxville.

He 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 the business of football administration. Dicus holds a master’s degree in sports management.

ROGER C. WOODS TEAM CHAPLAIN THIRD SEASON AT TENNESSEE CLAYTON STATE COLLEGE ‘98 Chaplain Roger C. Woods III, a native of Lithonia, Ga., utilizes his visionary leadership and excellent administrative ability to Encourage, Enrich, and Empower youth and young adults. Chaplain Woods brings with him twenty plus years of experience working with youth ministries and programs. He is presently the Chaplain at the University of Tennessee with The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) where he serves with Coach Pat Summitt, Coach Cuonzo Martin, Coach Derek Dooley and the entire UT Athletic Department. In addition, Chaplain Woods has also participated in several community initiatives: Co-Chairman of the Pillar of the Community Awards Committee; Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.; Board of Directors

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for the Intercollegiate Fine Arts Society, Inc., Juvenile Advocate for DeKalb County for the Winning Circle Inc.; just to name a few. Not only does Chaplain Woods have an awesome ability to reach and mentor people, but he is also an extraordinary role model. His leadership brings to the kingdom, a wealth of competence and exemplary service. Chaplain Woods has also served and ministered with the following ministers and/or artists: Israel Houghton, Charles and Taylor, B.B. and C.C. Winans, Tyler Perry in his first stage play “I Know I’ve Been Changed,” Shun Pace Rhodes, Ann Nesby, Byron Cage; Donnie McClurkin, and Danny Buggs, former NFL receiver. Chaplain Woods is married to Tia M. Woods and they have three children, Derrick Ezekiel, Faith Alexandria and Christian Alexander.


ROGER FRAZIER 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.

27TH SEASON AT TENNESSEE TENNESSEE ‘84 Max Parrott Football Equipment Room, given in their honor by Gordon, Melissa and Hannah Summerfield, in January 2003. Parrott graduated from Soddy Daisy High School and received his UT bachelor’s degree in Arts and Sciences in 1984. He is married to the former Paige Davis of Lenoir City. They enjoy boating on Norris Lake as well as camping and snow skiing.

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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 29th year as a full-time staffer with the Volunteers football program, the UT graduate began his

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ASSISTANT EQUIPMENT MANAGER FIFTH SEASON AT TENNESSEE TENNESSEE ‘00 Allen Sitzler joined Roger Frazier’s staff as full-time assistant equipment manager in September 2007. The Cleveland native’s responsibility includes managing the daily operation of the equipment room, from practice to scheduling, supervision of the student managers as well as ordering and maintaining the team’s adidas gear and football equipment. Sitzler, 36, graduated from Cleveland High School and

then Cleveland State Community College, playing baseball and basketball at both stops, before arriving at UT. He earned his undergraduate degree in communications, with a minor in sport management, and then completed his master’s in sport administration. During those years, Sitzler served as a student manager from 1996-2000, including the last two years as head student manager, before climbing aboard Frazier’s staff in a part-time role.

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JASON McVEIGH DIRECTOR OF SPORTS MEDICINE 14TH SEASON AT TENNESSEE TENNESSEE ‘96 Jason McVeigh enters his seventh season as Director of Sports Medicine at Tennessee, and his 14th 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. Under McVeigh’s supervision, the UT Sports Medicine department has added several key features to assist in the care of UT student-athletes. These include addition of a Team Physician’s Clinic, an on-site X-ray unit, baseline echocardiograms and concussion testing for all studentathletes, a revised substance abuse testing policy, an expanded state-of-the-art physical therapy clinic, as well as development of Team EXCEL, a multi-disciplined program aimed at addressing the complex behavioral health needs of the UT student-athlete. McVeigh graduated Summa Cum Laude from UT in 1996

with a B.S. degree in Biology and a minor in Biochemistry. He then went on to receive his Master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Duke University in 1999. He is a certified athletic trainer and is also a board certified specialist in sports physical therapy He is a member of both the American Physical Therapy Association and the National Athletic Trainers Association. He currently serves as the chair of the Editorial Review Group in Athletic Training for Doody Enterprises Inc., as well as being a member of the Client Advisory Board for Aegis Sciences Corp. McVeigh has spoken at several local and national sports medicine conferences on topics related to both physical therapy and athletic training. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., McVeigh graduated from Jonesborough’s David Crockett High. He is married to the former Jennifer Bruorton of Marietta, Ga., and they are the parents of twins, Caitlin and Carson, 4; and Kennedy, 1.

DR. CHRIS KLENCK TEAM PHYSICIAN SEVENTH SEASON AT TENNESSEE PURDUE ‘95 Dr. Chris Klenck enters his seventh season as the head team physician on the UT Sports Medicine staff. Klenck 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

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physician in the Indiana high school ranks. Additionally, he has earned board certifications in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Primary Care Sports Medicine. 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. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Physicians, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and American College of Sports Medicine. Klenck is married to the former Laura Botto of Dayton, Ohio. They are the parents of three children: Jacob, Ben and Ella.


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Texans in 2004-05. A native of Elkins, W.Va., Merritt graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in athletic training from West Virginia University in May 2004. Merritt went on to graduate from the University of Tennessee with a Master’s of Science in sport studies with a concentration in sport management in May 2007. Merritt is currently a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), the Southeastern Athletic Trainers Association (SEATA) and the Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society (TATS). Logan resides in Knoxville, with his wife, the former Catherine Scholfield, and their dog, Oskie.

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Logan Merritt began as an Assistant Director of Sports Medicine in 2011, marking his fifth season overall working with UT athletics. In addition to his role with the football team, Merritt also oversees the sports medicine needs of the men’s golf team, while coordinating the volunteer student athletic training program. In between his UT stops, Merritt served as an assistant athletic trainer for both the University of Louisville (200910) and University of Miami (2007-08) football programs. He previously worked for the UT Sports Medicine staff as an intern and graduate assistant athletic trainer for the football program from 2005-07. Merritt also previously worked as a season-long intern athletic trainer with the NFL’s Houston

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isville Fire of the Arena2 Football League, was a seasonal assistant athletic trainer for the New York Jets in 2001 and a summer intern for the New York Giants in 1997. A 1999 sports science graduate of Elmira College, Duncanson earned his master’s degree in sports administration at the University of Louisville in 2001. He was named “2005 Athletic Trainer of the Year” and received the “2004 President’s Backbone Award” by the Athletic Trainers’ Association of Florida. A Middletown, N.Y., native, Duncanson is married to the former Carrie Clark, a UT letterwinner. The Duncansons have a daughter, Avery, and a son, Cade.

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Robb Duncanson is entering his seventh season as UT’s Assistant Director of Sports Medicine for football and women’s golf. In addition to being a Certified Athletic Trainer, he is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association College/University Committee, the Chair of the Southeast Athletic Trainers’ Association College/University Committee, and the East Regional Representative to the Executive Board of the Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Association. Duncanson came to the Vols in 2006 after four years at the University of South Florida. Prior to his tenure at USF, Duncanson served as co-head athletic trainer with the Lou-

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JOHN DEAN DIRECTOR OF REHABILITATION SEVENTH SEASON AT TENNESSEE SAN DIEGO STATE ‘00 John Dean, MPT, SCS, ATC, is beginning his seventh year as the Director of Rehabilitation with the UT Sports Medicine staff. Dean is a board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy and provides rehabilitation services for UT student athletes. Prior to coming to Tennessee, he worked for the Athletic Association at the University of Florida where he was responsible for treating injuries to the football team. He was also an instructor in the Applied Physiology and Kinesiology Department, teaching a course in rehabilitation. He previously was an athletic trainer at Southern California, working with the football and baseball programs, in-

cluding the Trojans’ 2003 national champion football team. A native of American Fork, Utah, Dean graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Diego State University in 2000 with a degree in kinesiology. He completed his Master’s degree in physical therapy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dean is an experienced clinician and educator who is active in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the American Physical Therapy Association and has been an invited speaker at numerous regional and national conferences. He and his wife, Kris, live in Knoxville with their daughters, Addison and Tyler. UTSPORTS.COM // @VOL_FOOTBALL ON TWITTER

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BEN LARSON ASSOC. DIR., STRENGTH & CONDITIONING THIRD SEASON AT TENNESSEE SUSQUEHANNA ‘05 Ben Larson joined Tennessee’s full-time strength and conditioning staff in 2011, after serving the previous year as the strength and conditioning intern. Larson has been on Derek Dooley’s staff since arriving at Louisiana Tech in 2007 as a graduate assistant. Before joining up with Dooley, Larson was the assistant director of sports performance at Northwestern State in Natchitoches, La.

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He also worked for Tennessee strength and conditioning coach Ron McKeefery as an intern at South Florida. Before his stint with McKeefery, Larson was coaching high school football at Langley (Va.) High School. The Mercersberg, Pa., native played college football at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pa. Larson played linebacker for the Crusaders, earning his bachelor’s degree in 2005.

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presented his work on taxes and small business activity before the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform in 2005. Dr. Bruce regularly teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on the economics of taxation and the economics of health and health care. He has recently served as the Director of Graduate Studies in Economics and the Director of the Undergraduate Major in Public Administration. Before becoming Faculty Athletics Representative, Dr. Bruce served for two years as chair of the Athletics Board’s Fiscal Integrity and Long-Range Planning Committee. He has also served as chair of the UTK Faculty Senate’s Budget and Planning Committee. Dr. Bruce is an active member of the National Tax Association, the International Institute of Public Finance, and the American, Southern, and Western Economic Associations. His community service has included numerous economic and policy presentations for state and local organizations, volunteer assistance for the Blount County 4-H Program, and a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the Lisa Ross Birth and Women’s Center, with two of those years as Treasurer. Dr. Bruce lives in Walland, Tenn, with his wife Jennifer, a mathematics professor at Maryville College, and their daughter Annie, age 5. UTSPORTS.COM // @VOL_FOOTBALL ON TWITTER

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Donald Bruce is the Douglas and Brenda Horne Professor of Business in the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) and the Department of Economics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He joined the UTK faculty in 1999 after receiving his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from Syracuse University and his B.A. with honors in Economics from Drew University. As a CBER economist, Dr. Bruce regularly provides objective, non-partisan policy research and evaluation under contracts with an array of government agencies at the federal and state levels. His recent work in CBER has included an ongoing evaluation of Tennessee’s welfare program, Families First, for the Tennessee Department of Human Services, an analysis of teacher supply and demand in Tennessee for the Governor’s Office of Education Policy, and a forecast of expenditures on Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarships for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In addition to his CBER research, Dr. Bruce studies the economic and behavioral effects of tax policies on such things as small business activity and owneroccupied housing. His work has been presented and published in a variety of academic journals, edited volumes, and professional meetings. He has testified before Congress on the topic of internet taxation, and he

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tilizers for the developing world. He serves of the board of directors for the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU), as chairman of the group’s Commission on Food, Environment and Renewable Resources and as a member of the APLU Presidential Advisory Committee on Energy. He 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. 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.

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DAVE HART VICE CHANCELLOR/DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS SECOND YEAR AT TENNESSEE ALABAMA ‘71 The University of Tennessee named Dave Hart vice chancellor and director of athletics on Sept. 5, 2011. Hart has held leadership roles in athletics administration at East Carolina University, Florida State University and the University of Alabama. “I am very pleased to have Dave as our new vice chancellor and director of athletics,” University of Tennessee Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy Cheek said upon Hart’s hiring. “He has extensive experience as an athletics director, and he has the passion and drive to lead our great athletics program.” Among the many challenges and goals being addressed in the first 10 months of his tenure at Tennessee, Hart has led efforts which included the following: » Restructured the athletics department and developed an organizational flow chart. » Redefined and clarified the athletic department Mission Statement. » Created a new Governance Structure going through a “right-sizing” effort in conjunction with the implementation of combining the men and women’s athletic programs into one while setting a direction and vision for all units within the department. » The Compliance Department has been reorganized and capital projects have been reprioritized to dovetail into a strategic plan, which is in the process of being finalized, for the next 5-to-10 years. » Policies and procedures have been strengthened throughout the department, as has overall communication. » Fan enhancement options at Neyland Stadium and Thompson-Boling Arena have been prioritized as well. Comprehensive athletic success exemplified Hart’s tenure as the Florida State athletic director, as a combined 35 ACC Championships were won by 10 different Seminole athletic programs during his tenure. Additionally, the Seminole football team won nine ACC titles and appeared in four national championship games, winning the 1999 BCS National Championship with a Sugar Bowl victory over Virginia Tech. The men’s outdoor track and field team also claimed two national championships during his tenure, while the baseball program appeared in the College World Series five times and the softball program won nine ACC titles and played in the Women’s College World Series. During Hart’s last year at Florida State, the Seminoles finished 15th in the Directors’ Cup, an all-time high for the institution at that time. Additionally, during Hart’s three years at Alabama, the Crimson Tide football team claimed the 2009 BCS National Championship and the individual athletic teams posted a combined eight top-three finishes nationally over the last three years. Hart has more than 20 years of service as a director of athletics. “It is a privilege to be named Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics at the University of Tennessee,” Hart said. “To be entrusted to lead one of the nation’s elite athletics programs is an exciting opportunity. “I want to thank Chancellor Cheek, and all of those involved in this process for their confidence and commitment. I am anxious to demonstrate my passion for Tennessee and the Volunteer Nation.” 46

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Highly respected as a visionary and industry leader, Hart’s career has featured service as the president of both the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics and the Division IA Athletics Directors’ Association. A former recipient of the Robert R. Neyland Award honoring lifetime achievement, Hart has also been named by his colleagues as the Athletic Director of the Year for the Southeast Region in both 2000 and 2005, one of a few select individuals to receive the honor multiple times. During his 13 years at Florida State, Hart negotiated unprecedented, multi-million dollar contracts for the department totaling in excess of $175 million. He also devised and executed an extensive and comprehensive facilities master plan for athletics that eclipsed the $150 million mark. Hart initiated a multi-faceted Student Development/Life Skills program for all student-athletes at FSU, an endeavor recognized nationally as a “Program of Excellence” by the Division I-A Athletics Directors’ Association. He spearheaded the rewriting of the department’s mission statement to put the student-athlete at the core of athletic department priorities in its goal to build comprehensive excellence throughout all components of the department. “Dave is as good an athletic director as there is in the country,” legendary Florida State Head Football Coach Bobby Bowden said. “He’s as sharp of an AD as I’ve been around in 57 years. He knows what’s important, and he’s a builder.” Hart took a leadership role in the FSU athletics department’s first major capital campaign, in concert with Seminole Boosters, which raised more than $75 million for athletics facilities and served as the catalyst for a subsequent effort. Within the Facilities Master Plan, there were several state-of-the-art facilities constructed, including a soccer/softball facility, a state-of-theart golf facility and teaching center, a basketball training center and major renovations to the tennis and volleyball facilities. The Moore Athletics Center and Dick Howser Baseball Stadium ranked among the nation’s best. A new aquatics facility and a renovation to the track facility were finalized in 2008. In recognizing Hart’s position within intercollegiate athletics, ACC Commissioner John Swofford said, “Dave Hart is one of the best and most respected athletics administrators in the business. He thoroughly understands the nuances of major college athletics, and he has superb values to go along with his vast experience in the field. He is a proven leader at the conference and national levels.” While at FSU, Hart made many key hires, including the hiring of FSU’s first two African-American basketball coaches, including current men’s coach Leonard Hamilton, as well as their first African-American senior-level administrator. Under Hart’s direction, FSU formalized a varsity club to encourage the participation of former student-athletes in athletic department activities. He also placed a significant focus on the growth of women’s athletics at FSU, a commitment reflected in increased funding, competitive success and facility upgrades. Academic success also accompanied Hart’s time at FSU, as the school became home to the inaugural National StudentAthlete of the Year, a State of Florida Woman of the Year recipient, and two Rhodes Scholars. A record number of FSU studentathletes made the ACC Academic Honor Roll, were recipients of NCAA post-graduate scholarship awards and obtained degrees.


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cess that resulted in the addition of three new members in Miami, Virginia Tech and Boston College. He also served as Vice Chairman of the NCAA Football Board of Directors where he represented NACDA and served with commissioners of Division I-A conferences as well as past NCAA President Myles Brand. Hart served as Executive Director of Athletics at Alabama since August of 2008. A 1971 Alabama graduate, Hart played basketball for the Crimson Tide under legendary head coach C.M. Newton and earned a master’s degree from UA in 1972 while working as a graduate assistant basketball coach. A popular speaker at the national level, Hart has made numerous speaking presentations nationally and presented seminars on such topics as student-athlete welfare, marketing, gender equity, facility master planning, negotiation skills and personnel transition. He was an instructor at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Management Institute for 10 years and currently is an annual presenter at the Division I-A Athletics Directors’ Institute sharing with peers his knowledge and experiences relating to athletics administration. Hart met his wife, the former Pam Humble, while at Alabama. Pam is a 1970 graduate of The University of Alabama, and the couple has three children: Rick, who serves currently as the athletic director at UT Chattanooga, Jamie and Kelly. The Harts are the grandparents of five grandchildren: Trevor, Caroline, McKinley, Olivia and Kingsley.

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Student-athlete community service involvement became a priority under Hart with student-athletes contributing more than 5,000 hours in community outreach projects. Hart has also earned the Athletics Directors’ Award for advancing the quality and progress of student-athletes and the athletics program while at Florida State. In 2008, he received the James J. Corbett Award, the highest honor bestowed by National Association of College Directors of Athletics. Hart’s commitment to service includes considerable time on numerous national and conference committees, including the NCAA Council, the NCAA Honors and Awards Committee and the NCAA Special Events and Postseason Bowls Committee, and he has been a consultant to the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Council. Hart was one of 11 athletic directors nationally who worked with an advisory group of athletic directors to presidents and conference commissioners in ongoing meetings and discussions regarding post-season football format options and similar issues related to the football postseason. In addition to his prominent leadership roles nationally, Hart chaired and had direct involvement with the renegotiations of both of the ACC’s football and basketball television contracts and chaired the ACC Television Committee as well as the ACC Men’s Basketball and Football committees. Hart also played an integral role in the ACC expansion pro-

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