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UT MARTIN SKYHAWKS

2016 Football Media Guide

Big Men Lead The Way

2006 OVC CHAMPIONS • 2016 UT MARTIN FOOTBALL GUIDE • back-to-back SGT. YORK TROPHY

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Sergeant. York Trophy Presented by Delta Dental of Tennessee

In July 2007, the Nashville Sports Council and the Ohio Valley Conference announced the creation of the Sergeant York Trophy which goes to the winner of the quadrangular season football series between the four Ohio Valley Conference football-playing schools located in the state of Tennessee – Austin Peay State University, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Martin. In 2014 Delta Dental of Tennessee became the presenting sponsor of the Trophy. The award is only the second traveling trophy that involves more than two teams in college sports; the other is the Commander in Chief’s Trophy which has been contested between Air Force, Army and Navy annually since 1972. The award is named in honor of Alvin C. York, the most noted Soldier of World War I. As a corporal in the 2nd battalion, 328th Infantry, in the Battle of the Meuse River-Argonne (Oct. 8, 1918), York and seven other soldiers captured 132 prisoners, was promoted to sergeant and received the Distinguished Service Cross, the French Croix de Guerre, the French Legion of Honor, the Croce di Guerra of Italy and the War Medal of Montenegro. Upon his return to the United States in 1919, he was bestowed the Congressional Medal of Honor. Following the war York returned his home in Pall Mall, Tenn. (located in north central Tennessee, 55 miles northeast of Cookeville) where he dedicated his life to improving education and facilitating educational opportunities for children in the state of Tennessee. In 1927 he established the Alvin C. York Institute after spending several years raising money for the school which opened as a private institution. That school was established, in part, to provide educational opportunities denied to the boys and girls of Fentress Country. In 1937, the Institute became a state special school after an appeal to the Tennessee State Legislature. The school, located in Jamestown, Tenn., is still in operation today. York died on Sept. 2, 1964 and the foundation which he helped establish in 1920 – The Sergeant York Patriotic Foundation – was dormant for many years. The Foundation was re-established by Lipscomb Davis, Jr. in 1992 and is currently run by Sgt. York’s grandson Gerald (U.S. Army Colonel, Retired). York’s papers are archived by Michael E. Birdwell, Ph.D., who is an associate professor of history at Tennessee Technological University, one of the four institutions that will compete for the yearly honor. After the completion of the football season, the Sergeant York Trophy will be awarded to the institution with the best head-to-head record in the matchups with their fellow Tennessee schools. In the event of a tie, the award will be shared; however, the previous winner will retain the trophy if they are part of the tie. If the tie is between two other institutions, the trophy will go to the institution that has gone the most seasons without winning the trophy. The award is presented to the winning institution annually at the Celebration of Champions, which is hosted each spring by the Nashville Sports Council. The event was created in 1999 and salutes amateur and professional sports in Tennessee.

All-Time Sgt. York Trophy Winners 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Tennessee State*/Austin Peay Tennessee State Tennessee Tech UT Martin Tennessee State*/Tennessee Tech Tennessee State*/UT Martin Tennessee State UT Martin UT Martin *Took home the trophy due to winning the tiebreaker

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2016 UT MARTIN FOOTBALL: QUICK FACTS

UT MARTIN SKYHAWKS FOOTBALL

TABLE OF CONTENTS

SCHOOL INFORMATION Name of School: University of Tennessee at Martin (UT Martin) Location: Martin, Tenn. Founded: 1900, Senior College 1951 Enrollment: 6,827 Nickname: Skyhawks Colors: Navy Blue and Orange Stadium: Hardy M. Graham Stadium Capacity: 7,500 Surface: Field Turf Affiliation: NCAA Division I (FCS) Conference: Ohio Valley Interim Chancellor: Dr. Robert Smith Interim Director of Athletics: Kevin McMillan Ticket Office Phone: (731) 881-7207 Football Building Phone: (731) 881-7670

TEAM INFORMATION 2015 Overall Record: 7-4 H: 3-2 A: 4-2 2015 Conference Finish: 6-2 (3rd) H: 2-2 A: 4-0 Basic Offense: Multiple Basic Defense: 3-3-5 Players Returning Offense: 33 Defense: 32 Total: 65 Players Lost Offense: 17 Defense: 16 Total: 33 Starters Returning/Lost Offense: 4/7 Defense: 5/6 Total: 9/13

COACHING STAFF Head Coach: Alma Mater: Career Record (yrs): Record at UT Martin (yrs):

Jason Simpson Southern Miss, 1995 65-49 (10 seasons) 65-49 (10 seasons)

PROGRAM HISTORY First Year of Football: First Year of Division I FCS: All-Time Record: All-Time OVC Record: OVC Championships: FCS Playoff Appearances:

1925 1992 344-463-18 65-110 1 (2006) 1 (2006)

sports information Football Contact: Phone: Email: SID Fax: Press Box Phone: SID Mailing Address: Website: Facebook: Twitter:

Alex Boggis, Asst. SID O:(731) 881-7694 / C:(618) 357-1536 DABoggis@utm.edu (731) 881-7624 (731) 881-7694 1022 Elam Center 15 Mount Pelia Road Martin, Tenn. 38238 www.UTMSports.com www.facebook.com/UTMSports @UTMSports / @UTM_Gameday

INSIDE THE GUIDE:

Sgt. York Trophy....................................................................... 2 Quick Facts. ............................................................................. 3 Preseason Notes. ....................................................................... 4

COACHING/and SUPPORT STAFF

Head Coach Jason Simpson....................................................6-9 Assistant Coaches..............................................................10-18 Support Staff......................................................................19-20

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

2016 Rosters......................................................................22-23 Senior Player Bios. .............................................................24-33 Player Bios.........................................................................33-47 Position/State Breakdown. ..................................................48-49 Preseason Depth Chart............................................................. 50

SEASON PREVIEW

Season Outlook. ................................................................52-55 Opponents..........................................................................56-57 Series Records vs. Opponents...............................................58-59 Team Breakdown...................................................................... 60 2014

IN REVIEW

2015 Recap........................................................................62-63 Statistics. ...........................................................................64-71 2014 In Photos....................................................................... 72 Game-by-Game Recaps. ......................................................73-84

PROGRAM RECORD BOOK

Record Book....................................................................86-100 All-Time Series................................................................101-105 Year-by-Year Results.......................................................106-111 All-Time Roster...............................................................112-115 All Conference Players of the Year. ................................116-117 All-Americans. ..................................................................... 118 All-Conference Selections..................................................... 119 All-Time Head Coaches...................................................120-121 Championships................................................................122-125 NFL Connections. ..........................................................126-128 UT Martin Hall of Fame. ........................................................ 129

THIS IS UT MARTIN

Hardy M. Graham Stadium..............................................130-131 Athletic Training.............................................................132-133 Strength and Conditioning..............................................134-135 Skyhawk Athletics...........................................................136-137 Notable Alumni. .................................................................... 138 Media Information................................................................. 139 Ohio Valley Conference.................................................140-141 Skyhawk Radio Network......................................................... 142 Kevin McMillan, Interim Director of Athletics......................... 143 Skyhawk Athletics Staff.......................................................... 143

CREDITS The 2016 UT Martin Football Media Guide was written and produced by assistant sports information director Alex Boggis. using Adobe InDesign CC 2015. Photos by Nathan Morgan, Trevor Ruszkowski and Tom Via along with special contributions from the Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots/David Silverman and Baltimore Ravens/Shawn Hubbard. Layout designs/covers by Alex Boggis. The University of Tennessee at Martin does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability or veteran status in provision of educational opportunities or employment opportunities and benefits. UT Martin does not discriminate on the basis of sex or disability in the education programs and activities which it operates, pursuant to requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as codified in 42 U.S.C. 2000D; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Public Law 92 318; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Public Law 93-112; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Public Law 101-336; and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. This policy extends to both employment by and admission to the university. Inquiries concerning Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 240 Gooch Hall, UT Martin, Martin, TN 38238-5002, 731-881-7202. Charges of violation of the above policy also should be directed to the Equity and Diversity Officer. E05-0416-00-001-17

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PRESEASON NOTES BIG MEN LEAD THE WAY

Since 2013 the Skyhawks have formed one of the best offensive lines in the Ohio Valley Conference, conceding only 50 sacks in 35 games. Additionally, the Skyhawks have allowed the lowest sacks per dropbacks percentage (3.78 percent) in the OVC. In that same span, the UT Martin offensive line has helped the Skyhawks average 426.9 yards of total offense and 29.6 points per outing.

SKYHAWKS PICKED TO FINISH FOURTH

The Ohio Valley Conference announced its preseason polls and all-conference performers in conjunction with the league’s Football Media Day festivities held at Holiday Inn Nashville - Vanderbilt on July 18. UT Martin was selected to finish fourth in the preseason poll as voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. The Skyhawks tallied 96 points.

TAKING IT UP A NOTCH

UT Martin

has been no stranger to playing

Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) over the years. With three FBS teams on the schedule this year – including Cincinnati (Sept. 1), Hawai’i (Sept. 10) and Georgia State (Oct. 22)) – the Skyhawks will have played 19 different FBS game since 2006. Since the 2011 season, UT Martin has played at least two FBS games per year. 2016 - Cincinnati, Hawai’i, Georgia State 2015 - Ole Miss, Arkansas 2014 - Kentucky, Mississippi State 2013 - Boise State, Memphis 2012 - Memphis, Northern Illinois 2011 - Mississippi State, South Alabama 2010 - Tennessee 2009 - Memphis 2008 - South Florida, Auburn 2007 - Southern Miss 2006 - Ohio competition from the

TRANSFERS JOIN THE FOLD

The Skyhawks

have added nine

FBS

transfers to

2016 season. Included Anthony Brown (Arkansas), Jack Gammon (Marshall), Marquez Grayson (East Carolina), Gunnar Holcombe (Marshall), Devonte Howard (Memphis), Corey Madlock (Bowling Green), Greg McKillion (Memphis), Terrance Hollingsworth (Arkansas State) and Chris Williams-Hall (Marshall). As a whole, the Skyhawks have 14 players who previously played at a FBS program.

THE SIMPSON CHRONICLES

UT Martin

Jason Simpson has been a pillar of consistency in the Ohio Valley Conference since taking over the Skyhawk program prior to the 2006 season. Now entering his 11th season at the helm of the program, Simpson football coach

ranks as the longest tenured coach in the league

OVC coaches 65 wins - ranking ninth in OVC history. In OVC play alone, Simpson has a career mark of 51-28 through 10 seasons, more than doubling the program’s 20-win total which stretched through 14 seasons before his tenure. while ranking first among active with

the second consecutive year

Sgt. York Trophy series which pits Tennessee members of the Ohio Valley Conference for state supremacy in 2015. With the sweep the Skyhawks retained the league’s traveling trophy for the fourth time in program history – accomplishing the feat in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. The Skyhawks hold a 19-8 all-time record in the series – the best mark of the four Tennessee OVC schools (Austin Peay, Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech). swept the annual

QUARTERBACK SHOWDOWN

After

the graduation of one of the program’s

top quarterbacks in

Neal, UT Martin

Gunnar Holcombe (Marshall) to determine the starter. Cook saw action in four games last season for the Skyhawks, completing 11-of-16 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown. Holcombe joins the fold after completing 13-of-24 passes for 128 yards over two seasons at Marshall.

HARDY GRAHAM STADIUM RENOVATION

Plans for the upgraded Hardy Graham Stadium press

box

renovation

had three different

NFL. The trio of Montori Hughes (New York Giants), Jeremy Butler (Baltimore Ravens) and Abou Toure (Arizona Cardinals) were each placed on the active roster for their respective teams during the 2015 season. Hughes appeared in seven games for the Giants, tallying six tackles. Butler saw action in eight games, tallying 31 receptions for 363 yards (11.7 yard average). Toure did not see game action. players make active rosters in the

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project

are

before the

2016 season.

2015 schedule, $6 million renovation project got underway. The new four-story press box structures is set to be one of the finest in the Football Championship Subdivision ranks. The project will include new seating on the west grand stands, a new visiting locker room, academic support areas, a luxurious club level along with a state-of-the-art working area for media, coaching staffs and game management officials.

Carroll Football Building,

after completion of the

UT Martin

football

coach

is available for media every

Jason Simpson

Monday

during the

regular season for a weekly press conference held in the

Skyhawk Fieldhouse

at noon.

media are welcome to attend.

All

be

available for

Bob

after a brief cooling-

off period at the conclusion of each home game.

Media

will be provided full stat packages upon

completion of each home game. coach

Jason Simpson

Skyhawk

head

and selected players will be

made available upon request.

Requests

for players

will be taken near the end of each game. be made available following post

Space will

game interviews for filing stories.

INTERVIEW POLICIES interviews with players and coaches are

encouraged, and every effort will be made to accommodate media requests. In-person interviews

are preferred. Telephone interviews can be arranged through the sports information office. to reach head coach between

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Requests

Jason Simpson

The

best time

is weekdays

CREDENTIALS

for season or single-game working

credentials may be made through Alex Boggis (daboggis@utm.edu) or Ryne Rickman (rrickman@utm.edu) by e-mail. Passes may be picked up in advance at the Sports Information office or on game day at the will call window at Hardy M. Graham Stadium. Credential requests for road games are preferred at least 10 days in advance, with the latest media

possible day to request a credential coming on the

Monday of game week.

SKYHAWK RADIO NETWORK

The flagship station for Skyhawk football is Mix 101.3 FM WCMT. Chris Brinkley begins his 15th year as coordinator of the Skyhawk Radio Network. Tom Britt enters his 35th year as playby-play man for football broadcasts with Brinkley serving as the color commentator.

The

FOLLOW US

Twitter of UT Martin Skyhawk Athletics is @UTMSports while in game updates can be found at @UTM_Gameday. Skyhawk football’s account is @UTM_Football. These accounts features team news as well as live in-game updates.

official

SKYHAWK NEWS ONLINE

UTMSports.com is the official website for UT Martin Athletics. It is the best source for up-to-date information on the Skyhawk football team. Rosters, box scores, cumulative statistics, pre-game notes and other materials are available on the site.

SKYHAWK WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE

will

currently

underway and remain on schedule to be completed

construction on the

Skyhawks

Jarod

and

Shortly

SKYHAWKS IN THE NFL

honoree

between former transfers Troy Cook (Florida State)

in that number is

season the

All-OVC

will turn to a quarterback battle

the fold for the upcoming

Last

UT Martin

and coaches

interviews in the multipurpose room of the

Media

SGT. YORK TROPHY CONTROL

For

POSTGAME AVAILABILITIES

Players

members of

For those wishing to interview coach Simpson or members of the Skyhawk football program outside of the press conference, please contact a member of the UT Martin sports information staff in order to set up further accommodations.

Video

OVC DIGITAL NETWORK

Skyhawk OVC Digital Network at www.OVCDigitalNetwork. com. The OVCDN also has on-demand content for all OVC schools. Links can be found on the schedule page on UTMSports.com.

coverage

for

every

home

football game is available online though the

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coaching staff

The longest tenured head football coach in the Ohio Valley Conference is Jason Simpson, who has transformed the University of Tennessee at Martin program into one of the winningest teams in the OVC since his first season in 2006. In 10 years, Simpson has led UT Martin to a 65-49 record (.570 51-30 mark against OVC opponents (.630 winning percentage). That comes after the program had won 20 OVC games in its first 14 seasons in the league. He also has presided over 67 All-OVC players after the program tallied 33 such players in its first 14 seasons in the OVC.

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winning percentage) and a

his

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Three of the program’s seven 8-win seasons have come Simpson, including all three at the Football Championship Subdivision level. He was responsible for the program’s first-ever OVC championship team in 2006, as that team ended the season with a national No. 13 ranking after finishing 9-3. under

JASON SIMPSON HEAD COACH • 11th YEAR

Birthdate: Birthplace: Family:

Education

High School: College:

Jan. 25, 1971 Ellisville, Miss. Julie Wilkerson (wife) Emma, Ty and Graham South Jones High School Southern Miss (1994)

Playing Experience

Simpson’s 65 career victories rank ninth in OVC history while 51 conference wins come in at eighth place in league history.

Mississippi State-Football (1990-92) Southern Miss:-Baseball (1992-94)

Coaching Experience

Head Coach - UT Martin (2006-present) Off. Coordinator - UT Chattanooga (2003-05) QB Coach - Texas State (2000-03) QB/WR Coach - Blinn Junior College (2000) QB Coach - Jacksonville State (1997-99) DB Grad. Assistant - Delta State (1995)

Simpson placed fourth in the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award ballot in 2006 and was also a finalist for the award in 2012. He won the OVC’s Roy Kidd Coach of the Year award and the American Football Coaches Association Region 3 Coach of the Year accolade in 2006, his debut season at UT Martin. A

total of 14 Skyhawks have been named an All-American Simpson. Those include Alex Atkins (2006), Don Chapman (2006), Jessie Burton (2006), Josh Yarbrough (2007), Dontrell Miller (2008), Ray Williams (2008), Joe Gibbs (2009), Josh Bey (2009), CJ Estelle (2011), Montori Hughes (2012), Quentin Sims (2012), Jeremy Butler (2013), Ben Johnson (2013) and Tony Bell (2013, 2014). under

In April 2012, Hughes became the 12th UT Martin player and 1996 to be selected in the NFL Draft. Hughes was picked by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round (139th overall). Since 2011, Gibbs (St. Louis Rams, Green Bay Packers), Sims (Atlanta Falcons, New England Patriots), Derek Carr (New York Giants), Johnson (Kansas City Chiefs), Butler (Baltimore Ravens), DJ Roberts (Baltimore Ravens), Abou Toure (Indianapolis Colts), Charles Sweeton (Kansas City Chiefs), Bell (Tennessee Titans) and Corey Jordan (Jacksonville Jaguars) have all received opportunities with NFL teams. first since

Simpson also coached Chapman for two seasons, who became 14th Division-I player to rush for 1,000 yards in four consecutive seasons. He was named the program’s first-ever OVC Offensive Player of the Year in 2006.

Additional Accolades

just the

Notable Facts

The Skyhawks have also won or shared the Sgt. Alvin C. York Trophy, which was established in 2007 and is given annually to the best of the four OVC teams located in Tennessee. The Skyhawks won the trophy in 2010 and shared it in 2012 before reclaiming the trophy in 2014 and defending it in 2015. UT Martin owns a 19-8 all-time record in the Sgt. York Trophy series, which is the best mark out of the four OVC schools.

Won Sgt. Alvin York Trophy (2010, 2012, 2014, 2015) Won OVC Championship (2006) AFCA Region 3 Coach of the Year (2006) OVC Roy Kidd Coach of the Year (2006) •Simpson is the longest tenured head football coach in the Ohio Valley Conference (entering his 11th season) •Has a 51-30 career record against OVC foes (UTM won 20 OVC games in 14 season before Simpson) •Coached all 15 All-Americans at UT Martin •Produced 10 players who have advanced to NFL opportunities. The list includes Montori Hughes, who became the first UT Martin player chosen in the NFL Draft since 1996 when the Indianapolis Colts snagged the defensive tackle in the fifth round of the 2012 draft.

On top of defending the Sgt. York Trophy once again, the Skyhawks continued their climb atop the OVC rankings once again in 2015, finishing third with a conference mark of 6-2 while finishing the season at 7-4 overall despite facing a pair of FBS opponents in Ole Miss and Arkansas. Faced with one of the toughest schedules in the country, Simpson led his team to be one of the top offensive threats around while receiving votes in both polls for nine consecutive weeks to close out the regular season. in the

OVC

and

16th

The Skyhawks

ranked first

in the country in third down conversion

percentage while ranking in the top-15 nationally in passing offense

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Skyhawks

clicked midway through the

season and ended the campaign as one of the hottest teams in the

nation. UT Martin won five of its last six outings - with the only setback

FBS No. 1 ranked Mississippi State - to conclude 6-6 overall mark and 5-3 record in the OVC. Included in the aforementioned hot streak was a five-game winning streak in OVC play, which occurred only for the second time in program history (also happened in 2006 under Simpson). coming against

the season with a

The Skyhawks spent three weeks in the Sports Network Football Championship Subdivision polls in 2013, with their only losses coming to Football Bowl Subdivision opponents Boise State and Memphis and FCS playoff participants Eastern Illinois, Tennessee State and Jacksonville State. UT Martin defeated ranked FCS opponents Chattanooga (31-21) and Central Arkansas (24-23) in the first three weeks of the season and was ranked No. 22 in the nation by the Sports Network on Sept. 30. Simpson

All-OVC players in 2013, including Johnson, Butler and DJ McNeil. Johnson led the OVC in tackles for the second straight season while Butler concluded his two-year career ranking in UT Martin’s top-five lists in 100-yard receiving games (eight, first), touchdown receptions (20, second), receptions (141, third) and receiving yards (1,953, fifth). McNeil rounded out his career ranking third in UT Martin history in rushing touchdowns (21) and fifth in rushing yards (2,160). oversaw eight

all-time program greats

Simpson also coached Bell in 2013, who earned National Defensive Player of the Week honors twice. Bell led the OVC with 10.5 sacks and 15 tackles for loss in 2013.

SEASON PREVIEW

Simpson oversaw three program greats in Bell, Toure and Sweeton in 2014. Bell captured his second straight All-American honor while finishing 16th in the final voting for The Sports Network Buck Buchanan Award, annually presented to the best defensive player in the FCS ranks. He rounded out his career with a school-record 22.5 career sacks while ranking in the top-10 nationally in fumble recoveries (3, sixth) and tackles for loss (21, 10th). Meanwhile, Toure became just the sixth player in program history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season as his 1,138 rushing yards ranked as the third-best single-season performance in school history. Toure’s 234 rushing yards at Murray State on Nov. 1 were the most in the OVC

In 2013, UT Martin once again established itself as one of the best OVC, finishing with a 7-5 overall record and 5-3 mark against league foes. That marked the fifth winning season under Simpson and third in a span of four years. Simpson became the first UT Martin football coach to post back-to-back winning seasons since George MacIntyre in 1976-77. programs in the

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

season saw the

was tabbed as a

COACHING STAFF

The 2014

2014 and the third-best rushing effort in program history. Sweeton Preseason All-American selection and started every game in 2014, extending his consecutive starts streak to 46 (every game of his collegiate career). He conceded only one sack in his final two seasons at left tackle, earning All-OVC accolades in both 2013 and 2014. in

(11th, 293.5 ypg), red zone offense (13th, 86.8%), scoring offense (13th, 35.5 ppg) and total offense (14th, 456.6 ypg). Six players off the 2015 squad were recognized as All-OVC performers by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors, including Jarod Neal, Rod Wright, Jackson Roberts, Damani Taylor, Marquis Clemons and Jackson Redditt. Neal headlined a list with one of the best individual seasons in UT Martin history after completing 246 passes for 3,117 yards and 30 touchdowns. Neal notched five 300-yard passing games while notching six games with at least three passing touchdowns – including a personal-best six touchdown performance against Bethel. Wright, a senior wide receiver, finished just short of becoming the programs fourth 1,000-yard receiver while leading the OVC and ranking third nationally with 14 touchdown receptions.

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In 2012, the Skyhawks finished the season with the best overall winning percentage in

coaching staff

the OVC (.727, 8-3 record). That winning percentage was the second-highest in program

9th

most wins in OVC history since 1948)

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Coach (Program) Roy Kidd (EKU) Boots Donnelly (AP/MTSU) Charles Murphy (MTSU) Jimmy Feix (WKU) Bob Spoo (EIU) Don Wade (TTU) Jack Crowe (JSU) Wilburn Tucker (TTU) Jason Simpson (UTM) Bill Furgerson (MUR)

% .715 .620 .683 .690 .529 .509 .652 .514 .570 .549

OVC 51-37 win over regular season champion Eastern Illinois for the Panthers’ only OVC loss. The Skyhawks also recorded one of the biggest wins in program history, a 20-17 win over in-state FBS opponent Memphis (one of only 10 victories by FCS teams over FBS teams in 2012). Simpson

season preview

era.

UT Martin

also tied a program record with six

coached the end of the career of

OVC

history.

A

Carr,

who will go down as one of the

(2010-12), Carr wrapped up Skyhawk career as the school’s all-time record holder with 69 touchdown passes (third in OVC history), 8,484 yards of total offense (fourth in OVC), 665 completions (fourth in OVC), 8,428 passing yards (fourth in OVC) and 1,110 pass attempts (fifth in OVC). Carr was the only FCS or FBS player to complete seven touchdown passes on two separate occasions (at Murray State on Oct. 13 and against Jacksonville State on Nov. 3). In the game at Murray State, he set the NCAA single-game mark with a 243.78 passing efficiency ranking after completing 42-of-46 passes for 560 yards (the most yards thrown by an OVC player all season) against zero interceptions. best quarterbacks in

three-year starter

his

UT Martin

All-American Athletes

FCS

victories against only two losses, including a

boasting return).

As

5-6 with a 4-4 OVC mark in 2011. The Skyhawks led the OVC in (7.73 per game) and least sacks allowed (0.45 per game) while also in 2011, who led the nation in punt return yardage (17.69 yards per

went

tackles for loss

Estelle

UT Martin won the Sgt. Alvin York Trophy in 2010 when it went 6-5 5-3 in the OVC. The Sgt. York Trophy was not the only piece of the puzzle for the Skyhawks in 2010. Simpson led his charges to a 10-7 Homecoming victory and the first ever win over perennial power Eastern Kentucky in school history. The Skyhawks led the OVC in pass efficiency defense (104.89), pass defense (154 yards per game) and total defense (299.27 ypg) in 2010. a team

overall and

Alex Atkins (2006) Don Chapman (2006) Jessie Burton (2006) Josh Yarbrough (2007) Dontrell Miller (2008) Ray Williams (2008) Joe Gibbs (2009)

2015 in review

W L 315 123 154 94 117 53 99 43 92 82 81 78 73 39 70 66 65 49 60 49

history in the program’s

Josh Bey (2009) CJ Estelle (2011) Montori Hughes (2012) Quentin Sims (2012) Jeremy Butler (2013) Ben Johnson (2013) Tony Bell (2013, 2014)

NFL OPPORTUNITIES

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record book

Tony Bell (LB) Tennessee Titans Jeremy Butler (WR) Baltimore Ravens Derek Carr (QB) New York Giants Joe Gibbs (OT) St. Louis Rams Green Bay Packers Montori Hughes (DT) Indianapolis Colts New York Giants Ben Johnson (LB) Kansas City Chiefs Corey Jordan (TE) Jacksonville Jaguars DJ Roberts (DL) Baltimore Ravens Quentin Sims (WR) New England Patriots Charles Sweeton (OL) Kansas City Chiefs Abou Toure (RB) Indianapolis Colts

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th

most OVC-ONLY wins

Coach (Program) Roy Kidd (EKU) Boots Donnelly (AP/MTSU) Charles Murphy (MTSU) Bob Spoo (EIU) Jimmy Feix (WKU) Don Wade (TTU) Jack Crowe (JSU) Jason Simpson (UTM) Wilburn Tucker (TTU) Dean Hood (EKU)

W L 207 61 102 52 73 26 68 44 67 28 60 52 59 20 51 30 49 34 44 19

% .768 .662 .733 .607 .701 .534 .747 .630 .588 .698

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*Winning Percentage Does Not Include Ties

The Skyhawks received votes in the FCS polls seven out of 14 weeks during the 2009 UT Martin marched to a 5-6 overall record and sported a 4-4 OVC worksheet. The team opened its campaign with a 56-0 lambasting over Iowa Wesleyan and won three of its last four games of the season in convincing fashion. season.

In 2009, UT Martin led the OVC in passing offense (243 yards per game) thanks Cade Thompson, Simpson’s starting quarterback from 2008-09. Gibbs also wrapped up his spectacular career by being named to three All-American teams and claiming UT Martin’s Bob Carroll Male Athlete of the Year Award. to

Simpson led the 2008 Skyhawks to an 8-4 overall campaign and a 6-2 OVC record. The team received votes in both the FCS Coaches Poll and the Sports Network Poll, and was ranked 25th in the nation in the final Sports Media Entertainment (SME) Network poll. The 2008 squad led the OVC in passing offense (235.08), scoring offense (37.33), sacks (2.50), tackles for loss (8.00) and sacks allowed (1.17). In 2007, the Skyhawks closed out the season by winning four of their last five games. The Skyhawk offense exploded in the second half of the season with a 76-34 victory over Murray State and a 55-20 thumping over Southeast Missouri State. While the second half of the season was loaded with excitement, the Skyhawks lost their first three OVC games by a combined nine points. The team finished the season with a 4-7 overall record and a 4-4 mark in the OVC. UT Martin led the OVC in total offense (430.55), scoring offense (33.36) and passing efficiency (135.61). In 2006, the Skyhawks posted a 9-3 overall record and a 6-1 mark in the OVC The overall worksheet was the best for the Skyhawks since 1988 when they advance to postseason play as a Division II team. The six OVC victories were the most for the Skyhawks since joining the league in 1992. Of the nine victories, five were road wins and it marked the first time the Skyhawks won an OVC road game since 1996. standings.

Along with wins, Simpson led the Skyhawks to national rankings for the first time 1989. UT Martin finished the season ranked No. 13 in the final FCS poll, the highest an OVC team had been ranked to end a season since 2001. since

The 2006 Skyhawks led the OVC in rushing offense (218.25), rushing defense (112.92), pass efficiency defense (91.51), total defense (255.50), scoring defense (15.67), punt returns (11.58) and pass defense (142.58). They also ranked in the top25 nationally in pass efficiency defense (91.51, second), total defense (255.50, sixth),

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(142.58, seventh), rushing offense (218.25, 12th), scoring defense (15.67, 13th), rushing defense (112.92, 15th), sacks allowed (1.17, 18th), punt returns (11.58, 19th) and kickoff returns (21.84, 20th). Prior to accepting his first head coaching job at UT Martin, Simpson was the offensive University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He was instrumental in the resurgence of the UTC football program. In 2005, Chattanooga posted a 6-5 campaign, the school’s first winning season since 1997.

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Simpson and his wife, the former Julie Wilkerson, have two sons and a daughter: Ty, Graham and Emma. The family lives in Martin and attends First Baptist Church.

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After earning a bachelor’s degree in 1994 from Southern Miss, he spent the next year Delta State, where he coached defensive backs. In the spring of 1995, Simpson served as an assistant football and head baseball coach at Collins High School in Mississippi. as a graduate assistant football coach at

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Before Chattanooga, Simpson coached at Texas State University, a member of the Southland Football League. He coached quarterbacks, receivers and served as the team’s recruiting coordinator. In 2000, Texas State posted a 7-4 record, the school’s first winning season in 10 years.

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Associate Head Coach Linebackers Coach/Special Teams Coordinator Seventh year Jordon Hankins begins his seventh season overall and sixth as the Skyhawks’ associate head coach in 2016. He is currently in his fourth season working with the linebackers after spending the previous three seasons as the running backs coach. Hankins oversaw a special teams unit in 2015 which was headlined by the program all-time points leader in Jackson Redditt who earned All-OVC second team honors for his strong season. Redditt made 12-of-17 field goals while converting on 46-of-47 PATs. By tallying 233 career points, Redditt broke the school’s long standing career mark set in 1989. In 2014, Hankins’ tutelage guided a pair of All-OVC performers in linebacker Tony Bell and Nick Dance. Bell, UT Martin’s all-time sacks (22.5) leader, finished 16th in the final voting for The Sports Network Buck Buchanan Award, annually presented to the best defensive player in the FCS ranks. He completed his highlydecorated career with a school-record 22.5 career sacks and also earned a tryout with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans in May 2015. Meanwhile, Dance captured All-Newcomer honors after tallying 56 tackles in his first season as a Skyhawk. UT Martin’s special teams also thrived under Hankins in 2014, as the Skyhawks led the OVC in PAT kicking (.978, 44-of-45) while ranking second in field goals (80 percent, 12-for-15) and punting (36.9 yard net average). UT Martin also ranked in the top-10 nationally in kickoff return defense (16.22 yard net average, ninth) and punt return defense (4.21 yard net average, 10th). In 2013, Hankins coached two of the best linebackers in the nation in Ben Johnson and Bell. Johnson led the Ohio Valley Conference for the second straight season in tackles (102) while Bell sat atop of the league rankings in sacks (10.5) and tackles for loss (15). Both Skyhawks earned All-American honors for their remarkable seasons. Hankins also coached a special teams unit that led the OVC in PAT kicking (33-for-33, 1.000) and ranked second in punting (37.4 net yards per punt). Hankins coached a stable of running backs in 2012, including Tevin Barksdale (116 carries, 539 yards), Jason McNair (112 carries, 460 yards) and DJ McNeil (103 carries, 402 yards). Both McNair (2,081 yards) and Barksdale (1,765 yards) each finished their careers in the top-10 in UT Martin in career rushing while McNeil finished fifth in the OVC with nine rushing touchdowns. In 2011, Hankins helped oversee a Skyhawk offense that ranked in the top-25 nationally in scoring offense (34.64 points, 13th), total offense (427.18 yards per game, 19th) and rushing offense (191.64, 25th). In Hankins’ first year as a UT Martin coach, the Skyhawk offensive unit ranked 24th in the country in total offense (393.27 yards per game). Before UT Martin, Hankins served as an assistant coach and the head strength and conditioning coach at Riverdale High School for four years under coach Ron Aydelott. Hankins, who played linebacker from 2001-03 for head coaches Sam McCorkle and Matt Griffin, graduated from UT Martin in 2005. Hankins finished his career with 31 solo tackles and 51 total tackles. Hankins prepped at Lewis County High School in Hohenwald where he helped lead the team to three regional football championships. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards his senior year and was named a 1998 Mr. Football Finalist. He earned all-state honors in both football and baseball. Hankins has a bachelor’s degree in education and a Master’s degree in education from UT Martin. He also has a physical education endorsement. He is married to the former Christa Webb (a Skyhawk softball alum who also received her Master’s degree from UT Martin) and has two children, Colt and Case.

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Jeff Byrd is in his fifth season as defensive coordinator at UT Martin. Byrd’s defense produced two All-OVC performers once again in 2015 as Damani Taylor and Marquis Clemons earned second teams honors. Taylor burst onto tthe scenes for the Skyhawks, tallying 54 tackles along with 9.0 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks to rank amongst league leaders. Clemons joined in the action by ranking among the league’s best with 76 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and an interception. Byrd oversaw a defense in 2014 that often stymied the competition. From the Tennessee Tech game on Oct, 9 through the Austin Peay game on Oct. 25, the Skyhawks held three straight opponents under 17 points for the first time since 2006. Byrd also coached a defense that produced four touchdowns in the final six weeks of the season, including a pair of scores at Murray State on Nov. 1. In 2014, Byrd coached Tony Bell, who emerged as one of the top linebackers in the nation. Bell earned All-American accolades for the second consecutive season and finished 16th in the final voting for The Sports Network Buck Buchanan Award, annually presented to the best defensive player in the FCS ranks. He completed his highly-decorated career with a school-record 22.5 career sacks while ranking in the top-10 nationally in fumble recoveries (3, sixth) and tackles for loss (21, 10th) in 2014. Bell also earned a tryout with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans in May 2015. In addition to Bell, Byrd coached OVC All-Newcomer linebacker Nick Dance in 2014. Byrd’s defenses were one of the most feared in the OVC in 2013, ranking second in the league in total defense (368.2 yards per game). The vaunting Skyhawk defense conceded just seven points or less in the first half of seven games, including four shutouts going into halftime. Byrd also oversaw the development of All-Americans Ben Johnson and Bell. Johnson led the OVC in tackles (102) for the second straight year while Bell led the league in sacks (10.5) and tackles for loss (15). That duo earned first team All-OVC honors while DJ Roberts (first team) and J’Vontez Blackmon (second team) also garnered all-conference accolades. In 2012, Byrd mentored All-OVC first teamers Montori Hughes and Johnson. Hughes became the 12th UT Martin player and first since 1996 to be selected in the NFL Draft (fifth round, 139th overall to the Indianapolis Colts), while Johnson racked up an OVC-high 131 tackles and ranked sixth in the nation with 11.91 tackles per game. Byrd also presided over All-OVC second teamers Roberts and Thad Williams in his debut season at UT Martin. Before UT Martin, Byrd coached linebackers and served as the defensive coordinator since from 2009-11 at Arkansas Tech. In his two seasons at Tech, Byrd’s defenses ranked in the Top 25 nationally against the run each year as the 2010 team finished ninth in D-II against the run. They allowed just 86.4 yards per game and in 2009, Tech finished 21st nationally in rushing defense as they allowed 102.8 yards rushing per contest. In addition, Byrd coached seven all-conference, one all-regional performer and one NFL free agent signee at Arkansas Tech. Byrd went to Tech after spending four seasons (2005-08) at Southern Arkansas as its defensive coordinator. While at SAU, Byrd coached 13 All-Gulf South Conference performers and helped the Muleriders defense finished the 2008 season ranked 18th nationally in rushing defense (96.8 yards/game). Before his tenure at SAU, Byrd spent two seasons (2003-04) as the defensive coordinator at Northwest Mississippi Community College in Senatobia, Miss. In 2004, Byrd’s defense at Northwest Mississippi allowed only 212 yards of offense per game and allowed 15.1 points per contest, while his 2003 defense ranked fourth nationally in NJCAA in rushing defense (71.6 yards/game), 14th in total defense (237.2 yards/ game) and 27th in passing defense (165.6 yards/game). In addition to his coaching stints at SAU and Northwest Mississippi, Byrd also spent three seasons (2000-02) as an offensive line coach at Mars Hill College in North Carolina, including serving as the school’s co-offensive coordinator in 2002. He began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at Delta State in 2000 and before that served as the head coach, principal and athletic director at Bayou Academy in Cleveland, Miss., in 1999 and spent four seasons (1994-98) as a varsity football assistant coach at Washington High School in Greenville, Miss. As a high school student-athlete at Southaven (Miss.) High School, Byrd was a three-year letterwinner in both baseball and football. After high school, Byrd lettered for three seasons as a center at Southern Miss and was a member of the Golden Eagles’ 1988 Independence Bowl championship team. Byrd earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Miss in 1989 and earned his master’s degree in education from Delta State University in 2005. He has one son, Scott, and two daughters, Kris and Mary Katelyn.

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Offensive Coordinator Recruiting Coordinator Fourth year Kevin Bannon is in his fourth season as the offensive line coach, third season as recruiting coordinator and first season as offensive coordinator after spending last year as the program’s run game coordinator at UT Martin, his alma mater. Under Bannon’s tutelage, the Skyhawks have formed one of the best offensive lines in the Ohio Valley Conference, conceding only 50 sacks in 35 games over the past three seasons seasons and has allowed the lowest sacks per dropbacks percentage (3.78 percent) in the OVC. In that same span, the UT Martin offensive line has helped the Skyhawks average 426.9 yards of total offense and 29.6 points per outing. In 2015, Bannon’s offensive line paved the way for one of the nation’s top offensive attacks. The Skyhawks produced three All-OVC members on offense including quarterback Jarod Neal, wide receiver Rod Wright and offensive lineman Jackson Roberts. Neal ranked amongst the nation’s top quarterbacks with 3,117 yards and 30 touchdowns while Wright caught 62 passes for 963 yards and 14 touchdowns. Roberts helped anchor an offensive line which ranked first in pass efficiency (139.9) while ranking second in scoring offense (35.5 ppg), passing offense (293.5 ypg) and sacks allowed (0.91). Bannon served as a mentor for the final two seasons in the career of Skyhawk all-time great Charles Sweeton. A Preseason All-American in 2014, Sweeton conceded only one sack in his final two seasons at left tackle, earning All-OVC accolades in both 2013 and 2014. His success earned him a free agent opportunity with the Kansas City Chiefs in May of 2015. In his first season at UT Martin (2013), his offensive linemen allowed just 19 sacks - which ranked as the least in the OVC. Bannon coached as an offensive line graduate assistant at the University of Arkansas, where he coached alongside Bret Bielema for two months in 2013 before returning to UT Martin. He also served two years as an offensive line graduate assistant at Marshall University under head coach Doc Holliday from 2011-12. Prior to his stint at Marshall, Bannon was a graduate assistant for tight ends (2010) and the offensive line (2009) at UT Martin. Bannon’s coaching career followed a spectacular playing career for the Skyhawks. A two-time all-OVC selection, he appeared in 45 games over his four-year career, starting in 43. He was a key cog on an offense that produced the program’s first-ever OVC championship in 2006 and was consistently atop several OVC statistical categories. Bannon also had an impact on the UT Martin record books, as he blocked for all-time UT Martin leading rusher Don Chapman for three seasons. Chapman finished with 5,017 rushing yards, becoming just the 14th Division-I player to rush for 1,000 yards in four straight seasons (2004-07). In 2008, Bannon graded out at 80 percent and only allowed one sack, earning All-OVC first team honors after being named to the All-OVC preseason team. He served as team captain for a team that went 8-4 and finished one last-second blocked field goal attempt shy of its second OVC crown in three years. Bannon helped block for an offensive unit that ranked first in the OVC in 2008 in scoring offense, touchdowns and total offense. The scoring offense of 37.33 points per game ranked fourth in the nation. Bannon started all 11 games during his junior campaign in 2007, earning All-OVC second team accolades. The Skyhawks led the OVC in scoring and total offense, scoring 40-plus points in four games. The Skyhawks’ first-ever OVC championship came in 2006, a year where Bannon started 10 games. Behind Bannon, UT Martin led the league in rushing offense and was nationally-ranked for the first time in the program’s Football Championship Subdivision history. As a true freshman in 2005, Bannon emerged strong to start in six of the last seven games - all against conference opponents. Bannon blocked for quarterback Brady Wahlberg, who graduated as UT Martin’s all-time career leader in total offense (7,387 yards). Before his playing career at UT Martin, Bannon was a two-sport athlete at Wentzville High School in Wentzville, Mo., competing in football and wrestling. He earned all-state and all-metro accolades as a senior and all-district honors as a junior. He was also a three-year All-Gateway Athletic Conference team selection. Bannon graduated from UT Martin in 2009. He is married to the former Meagan Stricklin of Sharon, Tenn. and the two have one son, Braylon (Knox).

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Wide Receivers Coach Pass Game Coordinator First year Adam Lechtenberg is in his first season as the wide receivers and pass game coordinator at UT Martin.

While at Memphis, Lechtenberg played a part in arguably two of the best seasons in program history, combing for 19 wins in during the 2014 and 2015 campaigns. The Tigers jumped out to an early 8-0 record, marking the best start to a season in over 77 years while stringing together 15 consecutive victories dating back to the 2014 season. While a member of the program, Memphis boasted two first round NFL Draft picks in nose tackle Dontari Poe to the Kansas City Chiefs (2012) and quarterback Paxton Lynch to the Denver Broncos (2016).

Prior to his time at Central Connecticut State, Lechtenberg worked as an offensive graduate assistant under Justin Fuente at TCU. In his three seasons with the Horned Frogs, Lechtenberg helped TCU to three bowl appearances (2007 Houston Bowl, 2008 Poinsettia Bowl and 2010 Fiesta Bowl) and final national final rankings of No. 7 in 2008 and No. 6 in 2009. Lechtenberg previously coached at Truman State University (running backs), Wayne State College (GA/ wide receivers) and Fowler High School (defensive coordinator). The Butte, Neb., native was an all-state first team quarterback, all-state honorable mention basketball player and state track and field medalist at Butte High School. Lechtenberg played defensive back at the University of Nebraska.

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Lechtenberg graduated from Nebraska in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agribusiness and earned a Master’s degree in Liberal Arts from TCU in 2009. Lechtenberg and his wife Kristy have a daughter, Madison.

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Lechtenberg came to Memphis from Central Connecticut State University (CCSU), where he served as co-offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator. Lechtenberg coached two seasons at CCSU, guiding the Blue Devils to a 2010 Northeast Conference cochampionship. CCSU led the league in nine offensive categories, including total offense, rushing offense, scoring offense and passing efficiency. He also served as the program’s admissions liaison and academic coordinator.

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Before UT Martin, Lechtenberg served as the director of player personnel at the University of Memphis along with serving as the team’s wide receivers coach in the Birmingham Bowl. In his position, Lechtenberg played a key role in evaluating future talent for the Tigers resulting in consecutive bowl appearances and the program’s highest national ranking of No. 15 in school history.

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Defensive Line Coach FIrst year LeDominique “Buddha” Williams is in his first season as the defensive line coach at UT Martin. Before UT Martin, Williams served as a defensive graduate assistant at the University of Illinois for two years, assisting with the defensive line. Williams helped coach defensive end Jihad Ward who went in the second round of the 2016 NFL Draft to the Oakland Raiders. Prior to Illinois, he spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Ohio University. While at Ohio for the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Williams worked primarily with the Bobcats’ defensive line unit, while serving as video coordinator for one season. He spent 2011 at Ashland University, serving as a defensive graduate assistant and assistant video coordinator. At Ashland, Williams was the program’s point person with the DVSport software. He also coached the defensive end position. Prior to his time at Ashland, Williams spent two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Charleston - his alma mater - where he served as the safeties coach in 2009 and the linebackers coach in 2010. In addition, Williams ran lifting, conditioning and speed training sessions. Williams earned two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Charleston in business administration and sports administration in 2009. He earned his master’s degree from Ohio University in coaching education in 2013. Williams is married to the former Veronica Carmen who serves as the assistant athletics director for compliance at UT Martin.

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Running Back Coach Asst. Recruiting Coordinator Fourth year A four-year letterman of the Skyhawk program, Julius McNair returns to coach at UT Martin for his fourth season. McNair enters his first year coaching the running backs after leading the defensive secondary for three season.

In 2014, McNair coached a defensive backfield that produced seven of the team’s 10 interceptions while adding 33 of the Skyhawks’ 44 pass breakups. He coached Jordan Landry (third in the OVC with 11 pass breakups) and Walter Evans (eighth in the Ohio Valley Conference with three interceptions), who each statistically ranked as two of the top defensive backs in the league. In his first season of coaching the Skyhawks, the team snagged 12 interceptions and had 48 pass breakups, a new single-season school record.

McNair played in 43 games for UT Martin from 2009-12, earning a start in 13 games. The linebacker accounted for 140 tackles (76 solo), 10.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, one interception, eight pass breakups, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, three quarterback hurries and one blocked kick. He also added 88 yards rushing with a pair of touchdowns playing in a special quarterback package in 2010. McNair’s best season came during his senior campaign, when he racked up 70 tackles and recorded his lone career interception, forced fumble and fumble recovery to go along with a career-best four pass breakups. As a junior, he started in eight games and recorded 53 tackles, including career-highs of 7.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, three quarterback hurries and one blocked kick.

McNair graduated from UT Martin in 2013 with a degree in business.

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Before attending UT Martin, McNair was an all-state performer at Mount Olive High School. He threw for 2,253 yards and 24 touchdowns during his senior season, leading all of Class 1A in touchdown passes.

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McNair coached All-OVC second teamer J’Vontez Blackmon in 2013. Blackmon was one of the Skyhawks’ biggest playmakers on the defensive side of the ball, making 70 tackles to go along with a 10 passes defended (seventh in the OVC), a pair of interceptions, 2.5 tackles for loss, a sack, two blocked kicks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.

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McNair coached a defensive secondary which tallied 11 interceptions and 38 pass breakups. Under his leadership, Marquis Clemons earned All-OVC second team honors after leading the team with 79 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss, one interception, three pass breakups and two quarterback hurries.

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Mike Treier Secondary Coach FIrst year Mike Treier is in his first season as the secondary coach at UT Martin. Before UT Martin, Treier briefly served as a defensive graduate assistant at Mississippi State following a two-year stint in a similar role at Marshall. While at Marshall, Treier worked alongside defensive coordinator Chuck Heater, assisting with the Herd’s secondary. Marshall’s defense ranked first in Conference USA during the 2015 season in scoring defense - allowing just 17.8 points per game – while pacing the league in total defense, limiting opponents to just 360.8 yards per game. Specifically in the secondary, Marshall’s pass defense ranked first in the conference, allowing just 15 touchdowns and 192.6 yards per game. The team’s 15 interceptions ranked amongst league leaders. Prior to Marshall, Treier spent two seasons (2011-12) as an undergraduate assistant at Temple University working with the Owls defense and secondary. Before Temple, Treier spent two seasons (2009-2010) as an assistant at Penn Manor High School in Lancaster, Pa.

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Quarterback Coach FIrst year Josh Zettergren is in his first season as the quarterback coach at UT Martin.

Prior to his stint at Ensworth, Zettergren spent four seasons at Trinity Christian Academy as offensive coordinator. During his tenure the offense produced the state’s all-time career leader in completions and passing yardage (11,131 yards) in Tennessee Titans Mr. Football quarterback Kyle Akin who eventually signed at UT Martin. As a player, Zettergren began his playing career at quarterback before eventually moving to wide receiver at Northwest Mississippi Community College. He would later finish his playing day at Ole Miss under head coach Hugh Freeze.

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Before UT Martin, Zettergren served as an assistant coach at Ensworth High School for one year. While at Ensworth the program went 5-7 while producing three players who earned all-state honors.

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Tight Ends Coach First year Will Burnham is in his first season as the tight ends coach at UT Martin. Before UT Martin, Burnham spent the 2015 season serving at Florida State, his alma mater, working with the running backs in a student assistant position. He primarily assisted the running backs coach and special teams coordinator as the Seminoles compiled a 10-3 record, earning them a berth in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Burnham worked first hand with All-American Dalvin Cook who broke the school’s single-season rushing and all-purpose yardage records. Included in his responsibilities were developing the weekly scouting report on opponents, breaking down opponent film, assembling practice clips, assisting in running back drill work and running the scout defense. He was also fully engaged in Florida State’s recruiting efforts as the Seminoles assembled the No. 1 ranked 2016 signing class on the FBS level. Prior to his role on the team’s coaching staff, Burnham served as a football recruiting intern. His responsibilities included reviewing and grading film of players nation-wide to identify potential recruits, assisting in the creation of weekly mail-outs, maintaining relationships with current recruits through social media, and touring athletes and their families through the campus and facilities. Burnham was a running back at Florida State (2012-14) and was a member of a program that achieved a combined 39-3 record. In those years, the Seminoles secured three consecutive ACC championships, an Orange Bowl championship (2012) and the BCS National Championship (2013). Individually he was named “Scout Team Player of the Week” on 14 occasions while seeing limited action at running back and on various special teams units. Burnham graduated from Florida State in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing before earning a Master’s degree in sport management in 2016.

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Joe Peake is in his first season as a defensive graduate assistant at UT Martin, assisting with the defensive backs. Before UT Martin, Peake served as the cornerback coach at Lindenwood-Belleville University through the early parts of 2016. Prior to his brief stint at Lindenwood-Belleville University, he served as an assistant coach at Georgetown College – his alma mater - during the 2015 season as a student assistant. During his time at Georgetown, Peake coached the outside linebackers, the punt return team, ran the offensive scout team, assisted in opponent breakdown and assisted in recruiting. Peake played at Georgetown College during the 2011 and 2012 seasons before injuries halted his playing career. He appeared in one game, tallying a tackle against Lindsey Wilson. Following the injury, he joined the squad as a student assistant until graduation. Peake graduated from Georgetown College in 2014. He is engaged to Madeline Dant of Bardstown, Ky.

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Tony Lester is in his 10th season as a coach at his alma mater, entering his fourth season as UT Martin’s volunteer strength and conditioning coach in 2016.

Nate Sedergren joined Skyhawk athletics in the summer of 2015 as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Trainer. Sedergren works directly with the football and baseball teams.

Lester spent six seasons at UT Martin after beginning his coaching career as a graduate assistant under head coach Fred Pickard in 1983. Lester coached the offensive line and special teams while also serving as the team’s strength coach.

Sedergren is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Sedergren also has a Level 1 Performance Coach Certification through United States Weightlifting (USAW).

Lester then spent three years as the defensive coordinator at Westview High School in Martin before coaching for 16 years at Obion Central High School. Throughout his career at OCHS, Lester was the defensive coordinator while also working with the offensive line and serving as strength coach. Lester also spent three seasons (2007-09) coaching the tight ends at Murray State before returning to UT Martin. As a player, Lester was a three-year starter at center from 1979-81 under head coaches Vester Newcomb and Lynn Amadee. Lester was named to the Preseason AllGulf South Conference team going into his senior season. A native of Dallas, Ga., Lester graduated with a degree in health from UT Martin in 1982. He also earned his Masters degree in administration from UT Martin in 1988. He has one daughter, Rachel.

Prior to coming to UT Martin, worked as an Assistant Strength Coach at Gardner-Webb University under Head Strength Coach Ben Sowders. While at Gardner-Webb, Sedergren assisted with football and men’s basketball. He was responsible for training women’s basketball, men’s and women’s track, men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s golf, and softball teams. In 2013, Sedergren worked at D1 Sports Training in Greenville, South Carolina training athletes from youth to professional levels. While in Greenville he also interned at Furman University under Master Strength Coach David Abernethy. Sedergren played collegiate football at Western Carolina University where he was a linebacker and team captain his senior year. During his time at Western Carolina, Sedergren was coached by Master Strength Coach, Brad Orht, who is now the Head Strength Coach at Northern Illinois University and Jeff Pittman who is currently the Head Strength Coach at Boise State. Sedergren graduated from Western Carolina in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in coaching.

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Brandon Alexander DB 7 Ervin Alston LB 37 Brandon Anderson S 38 Brett Arkelian K 88 Ben Axline

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5 Rakeem Battle DB Clay Beathard

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64 Kadarren Bond OL 60 Olandrious Booker OL 24

Jaimiee Bowe RB

8 Anthony Brown DL 20 Ty Brown RB 74 Robert Burleigh OL 51

Jose Carballo LS

58 Dillon Caverly season preview

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72 Isaac Chapman OL 9 Antonio Clifton S 95 Donald Cofield, Jr. DL 99 Chris Coleman DL 10 Troy Cook 43

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James Cotton LB

45 Caleb Counce LB

2015 in review

Matthew Counce DL Ryan Courtright K 62 Kenneth Crenshaw OL 97

Julian Crutchfield DL

39 Bobby Daggett LS 26 AJ Daniel S 42 Demonta Daniel TE Chris Davis RB

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1 Sheldon Dawson DB

Zach Donaldson OL

David DuBose LB 87 Tyler Eddings 2

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Joseph Este DB

25 Ladevin Fair RB 32

JP Fowler S

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79 Mark Garrett OL 50

James Gilleylen LB

Evan Gowdy DB 6 Marquez Grayson RB 18 Kahlid Hagens S 34 Malik Harris LB 4 Gunnar Holcombe

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22 Terrance Hollingsworth RB

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21 Andrew Horton-Martindale S 86 Devonte Howard

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No. Name Pos. 1 Sheldon Dawson DB 1 Najee Ray RB 2 Joseph Este DB 3 Tae Martin S 4 Gunnar Holcombe QB 4 Keith Jones DL 5 Rakeem Battle DB 6 Marquez Grayson RB 7 Ervin Alston LB 8 Anthony Brown DL 9 Antonio Clifton S 9 Greg McKillion WR 10 Troy Cook QB 11 Caylon Weathers WR 12 Ian Leggett QB 12 Chris Williams-Hall S 13 Londell Lee WR 15 Brett Thompson TE 16 Kyle Akin QB 17 Kyle Kerrick WR 18 Kahlid Hagens S 19 Jack Gammon WR 20 Ty Brown RB 21 Andrew Horton-Martindale S 22 Terrance Hollingsworth RB 23 Justin Jackson DB 24 Jaimiee Bowe RB 25 Ladevin Fair RB 26 AJ Daniel S 27 Porter Streator III S 28 Landon Pitcher TE 30 Trey Warren LB 31 Kevin Reid DB 32 JP Fowler S 34 Malik Harris LB 35 Kevin Prather, Jr. LB 36 Julian Thompson-Clay LB 37 Brandon Anderson S 38 Brett Arkelian K 39 Bobby Daggett LS 40 Koreyon Jordan LB 41 Garrett Wall LB 42 Demonta Daniel TE 43 James Cotton LB 44 TJ Jefferson LB 45 Caleb Counce LB 47 Austin Pickett DL 48 Alex Roberts OL 49 Mitch Mersman K 50 James Gilleylen LB 51 Jose Carballo LS 55 DJ Simmons LB

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Class Hometown (Previous School) R-Sr. Memphis, Tenn. (Georgia) R-Sr. Paris, Tenn. (Henry County HS) Jr. Kenner, La. (Copiah-Lincoln CC) R-Jr. Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Siegel HS) R-Sr. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Marshall) R-Sr. Florissant, Mo. (McCluer North HS) Jr. Lake City, Fla. (Southwest Mississippi CC) R-Sr. Lexington, N.C. (East Carolina) Sr. Jacksonville, Fla. (UAB) R-So. Miami, Fla. (Arkansas) Jr. Tupelo, Miss. (Itawamba CC) R-Sr. Blytheville, Ark. (Memphis) R-Jr. Miami, Fla. (Florida State) R-Jr. Germantown, Tenn. (Germantown HS) R-Sr. Davie, Fla. (City College of San Francisco) R-So. Miami, Fla. (Marshall) R-Jr. Palos Heights, Ill. (Phoenix College) R-Jr. Olive Branch, Miss. (Northeast Mississippi CC) R-Fr. Jackson, Tenn. (Trinity Christian Academy) R-Sr. Coatesville, Pa. (Michigan State) R-Jr. Maplewood, Mo. (Maplewood-Richmond Heights HS) R-Sr. Columbus, Ohio (Marshall) R-So. Martin, Tenn. (Westview HS) R-So. Antioch, Tenn. (Cane Ridge HS) R-So. Berry, Ala. (Arkansas State) R-Jr. Johns Creek, Ga. (Chattahoochee HS) So. Spartanburg, SC (Fork Union Military Academy) R-Sr. Hickman, Ky. (Obion County Central HS) R-Fr. Columbia, Tenn. (Cannon County HS) R-So. Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro HS) R-Fr. Martin, Tenn. (Westview HS) R-Jr. Marietta, Ga. (Marietta HS) R-So. Clarksville, Tenn. (Northeast HS) R-Jr. South Fulton, Tenn. (South Fulton HS) R-Fr. Nashville, Tenn. (Maplewood HS) So. Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) R-So. Clarksville, Tenn. (Rossview HS) R-Fr. Frisco, Texas (Centennial HS) R-Jr. Clovis, Calif. (Lincoln University) Sr. Pascagoula, Miss. (Pearl River CC) Fr. Nashville, Tenn. (Pearl-Cohn HS) R-So. Fairview, Tenn. (Fairview HS) R-Jr. Dickson, Tenn. (Memphis) R-Jr. Belleville, Ill. (Belleville East HS) R-Fr. Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy) R-Sr. Paris, Tenn. (Henry County HS) Fr. Lake Minneola, Fla. (Lake Minneola HS) R-Jr. St. Louis, Mo. (Webster Groves HS) R-Jr. Dickson, Tenn. (Dickson County HS) R-So. Tupelo, Miss. (Tupelo HS) R-Jr. Miami, Fla. (Merced College) R-Jr. Rogersville, Ala. (Lauderdale County HS)

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44 TJ Jefferson LB 40 Koreyon Jordan LB 4 Keith Jones DL 17 Kyle Kerrick

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83 Chance Key TE Marcus LaFlore RB 98 Kade Larson OL 13 Londell Lee

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12 Ian Leggett

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77 Corey Madlock OL 3 Tae Martin S 80 CJ McElrath TE 9 Greg McKillion

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49 Mitch Mersman K 84

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Joseph Murry DE

65 Kyle Naes OL 78 Austin Newsom OL Terry Norris RB

Zach Parker OL

73 Tyrone Patterson OL 47 Austin Pickett DL 35 Kevin Prather, Jr. LB 1 Najee Ray RB 31 Kevin Reid DB 48 Alex Roberts OL Dallis Sangster OL

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90 Tyler Sweeden DL Collin Tatko TE 91 Damani Taylor DL 89

Wilfred Taylor

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15 Brett Thompson TE 36

Julian Thompson-Clay LB

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93 Mike Turner DL 98 Chris Turner, Jr. DL 70

James Walker OL

41 Garrett Wall LB 82 Garrett Walton

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30 Trey Warren LB 11 Caylon Weathers

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Justyce White LB

Donnell Williams

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81 Rod Williams II

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Class Hometown (Previous School) Jr. Lewisburg, Tenn. (Marshall County HS) R-Fr. Paris, Tenn. (Henry County HS) Sr. Lambert, Miss. (Hinds CC) R-Sr. Stone Mountain, Ga. (Tucker HS) R-Jr. Brownsville, Tenn. (Haywood County HS) R-So. Bartlett, Tenn. (Memphis University School) Fr. Eufaula, Ala. (Eufaula HS) R-Fr. Clinton, Tenn. (Oak Ridge HS) Sr. Gautier, Miss. (Jones County JC) R-Jr. Jackson, Tenn. (South Side HS) Fr. Memphis, Tenn. (Ridgeway HS) Fr. Lexington, Ky. (Lexington Catholic HS) R-Jr. Buffalo, NY (Bowling Green State) R-Fr. White Bluff, Tenn. (Creek Wood HS) R-So. Selma, Ala. (Selma HS) R-So. Decaturville, Tenn. (Riverside HS) Fr. Germantown, Tenn. (Germantown HS) R-Fr. Union City, Tenn. (Union City HS) R-Fr. Brilliant, Ala. (Brilliant HS) R-Fr. Memphis, Tenn. (Mitchell HS) So. Paris, Tenn. (Henry County HS) R-So. Bryant, Ark. (Memphis) R-So. Shelbyville, Tenn. (Central HS) R-Sr. Shelbyville, Ky. (Martha Layne Collins HS) So. Daytona Beach, Fla. (Mainland HS) R-Sr. Louisville, Ky. (Trinity HS) R-Jr. Martin, Tenn. (Bethel) R-Fr. Birmingham, Ala. (Midfield HS) R-So. Cordova, Tenn. (Cordova HS) R-Fr. Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven HS) Fr. Jackson, Tenn. (Liberty Tech HS) Fr. Lebanon, Tenn. (Lebanon HS) R-Fr. Memphis, Tenn. (KIPP Collegiate School) R-Sr. Brighton, Tenn. (Brighton HS) Fr. Madison, Ala. (Bob Jones HS) Fr. Franklin, Tenn. (Battle Ground Academy) Fr. Paris, Tenn. (Henry Country HS) Fr. Lexington, Tenn. (Lexington HS) R-Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio (Scottsdale CC) Fr. Metropolis, Ill. (Massac County HS) Fr. Huntsville, Ala. (Columbia HS) Fr. Nashville, Tenn. (McGavock HS) So. Olive Branch, Miss. (East Mississippi CC) R-Jr. Louisburg, Kan. (Louisburg HS) So. Springfield, Mass. (Lackawanna College) R-Fr. Union City, Tenn. (Union City HS) Fr. Bolivar, Tenn. (Bolivar Central HS) Fr. Union City, Tenn. (Union City HS) Fr. Southaven, Miss. (Northpoint Christian School) Fr. Mount Juliet, Tenn. (Mount Juliet HS) Fr. St. Louis, Mo. (Gateway Tech HS) Fr. Bartlett, Tenn. (Bartlett HS)

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COACHING STAFF

No. Name Pos. 56 Jay Murphy DL 58 Dillon Caverly P 60 Olandrious Booker OL 62 Kenneth Crenshaw OL 64 Kadarren Bond OL 65 Kyle Naes OL 70 James Walker OL 72 Isaac Chapman OL 73 Tyrone Patterson OL 74 Robert Burleigh OL 75 Terry Fultz OL 76 Chris Jackson OL 77 Corey Madlock TE 78 Austin Newsom OL 79 Mark Garrett OL 80 CJ McElrath TE 81 Rod Williams II WR 82 Garrett Walton WR 83 Chance Key TE 84 Jaylon Moore WR 85 Colton Randolph TE 86 Devonte Howard WR 87 Tyler Eddings WR 88 Ben Axline WR 89 Wilfred Taylor WR 90 Tyler Sweeden DL 91 Damani Taylor DL 92 Joseph Murry DE 93 Mike Turner DL 95 Donald Cofield, Jr. DL 96 Joseph Jones DL 97 Julian Crutchfield DL 98 Sean Turner DL 99 Chris Coleman DL Brandon Alexander S Clay Beathard QB Matthew Counce DL Ryan Courtright K Chris Davis RB Zach Donaldson OL David DuBose LB Evan Gowdy DB Marcus LeFlore RB Kade Larson OL Terry Norris RB Zach Parker OL Dallis Sangster OL D’Carrious Stephens DB Collin Tatko TE Justyce White LB Donnell Williams WR Lamarcus Young DB

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88 Ben Axline

LB • 6-2 • 215 • R-Sr.

WR • 6-3 • 195 • R-Sr.

Jacksonville, Fla. UAB

Shelbyville, Ky. Martha Layne Collins HS

2015: Appeared in 10 games for the Skyhawks while tallying 12 tackles on the season…Posted career-highs with three tackles against No. 15 Ole Miss (Sept. 5) and No. 1 Jacksonville State (Sept. 26)…Blocked a kick at Austin Peay on Oct. 17…Tallied multi-tackle performances at Ole Miss (Sept. 5), vs. Jacksonville State (Sept. 26) and at Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 7). BEFORE UTM: Transfers to the Skyhawks from FBS member UAB, where he played for head coaches Bill Clark and Garrick McGee...Played in five games in 2014, helping the Blazers to a bowl eligible 6-6 record with a 4-4 Conference USA mark...Saw time in seven games as a freshman in 2013, compiling seven tackles...Accumulated a seasonhigh four tackles at East Carolina on Nov. 16...Prepped at Fleming Island High School, where he played linebacker and fullback for head coach Frankie Hall...Compiled 87 tackles with seven tackles for loss as a senior in 2013, earning a spot on the Sun-Sentinel newspaper Class 8A7A all-state second team squad as well as a first team AllFirst Coast mention...Also helped lead the Golden Eagles to a 14-1 record as a sophomore, as the team ended the season ranked No. 14 in the FHSAA Class 7A ranks. PERSONAL: Born on July 28, 1995...Son of Marie and Ben Alston...Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

2015: Played in seven games at wide receiver while tallying three starters despite missing four games due to a hand injury…Notched 16 receptions for 133 yards and one touchdown…Averaged 8.3 yards per catch…Best game of the season came against Eastern Illinois (Nov. 14) where he caught six passes for 52 yards…Tallied a 12yard touchdown reception at Arkansas (Oct. 31)…Posted four multi-reception contests against Ole Miss (Sept. 5), Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 7), Eastern Illinois (Nov. 14) and Southeast Missouri (Nov. 21)…His longest reception of the season was for 12 yards at Southeast Missouri… Tallied three tackles on special teams...Named to OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2014: Saw time in all 12 games, including a start at FBS member Kentucky in the season opener…Compiled 11 receptions for 184 yards and two touchdowns…Set career-highs with three catches and 52 yards on Nov. 8 at FBS No. 1 Mississippi State, also adding a touchdown… Also found the endzone at Eastern Illinois on Nov. 22, hauling in a season-long 44-yard reception…Caught 10 of his 11 passes over the final seven games of the season. 2013: Saw action in 11 games, primarily on special teams… Made five tackles (two solo), with a season-high two stops at Austin Peay on Oct. 26…Also had one reception for 10 yards at Football Bowl Subdivision powerhouse Boise State on Sept. 7. 2012: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Played at Martha Layne Collins High School for head coach Jerry Lucas...Was a three-year starter and was named the MVP of the Bluegrass Bowl in 2010...Named first team all-district wide receiver, safety and punter...Earned all-state honorable mention recognition as a senior…Helped the Titans win the district championship with an 11-2 record and finish the 2010 season as the regional runner-up...Made 57 catches for 928 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, averaging 16.3 yards per catch and 84.4 yards per game...Punted 14 times for 527 yards and averaged 46.7 yards per punt... Made 35 tackles, four interceptions for 131 yards and one touchdown...Also returned punts and kickoffs. PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 5, 1993…Son of Matthew and Beth Axline…Has a brother, Matt, who was an offensive lineman at UT Martin from 2010-14…He is married to the former Kristen Lackey and has two children, Loren and Quinn...Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

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OL • 6-5 • 360 • Sr.

DL • 6-5 • 240 • R-Sr.

Lambert, Miss. Hinds CC

Brighton, Tenn. Brighton HS

2014: Saw time in two games (against Cumberland on Sept. 11, against Austin Peay on Oct. 25)…Had two tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks and one quarterback hurry – all of which came in the Cumberland game…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Brighton High School, where he was All-Shelby Metro his senior year for head coach Will Wolfe…Helped guide Brighton to a 10-2 overall record as a senior…Was a member of the Memphis Commercial Appeal “Best of the Preps” Tennessee County Team in 2010…Earned first team all-district honors as a junior and second team all-district accolades as a sophomore… Helped the Cardinals go 8-3 and host a playoff game during his sophomore season. PERSONAL: Born on July 4, 1994…Son of Carlyn Coleman… Majoring in health and human performance.

RECORD BOOK

PERSONAL: Born on Oct. 22, 1994…Son of Latasha Booker… Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

2015 IN REVIEW

BEFORE UTM: Played at Hinds Community College in Raymond, Miss. for head coach Gene Murphy…Helped the Eagles go 12-7 overall in his two seasons…Earned Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges all-state honorable mention accolades as a sophomore… Helped pave the way for a HCC offense that ranked 25th nationally in scoring (28.6 points per game) and averaged 373.1 yards per contest…Helped block for an offense that posted averages of 35.2 points (19th nationally) and 421.6 yards per game in 2013…Prepped at MS Palmer High School in Parks, Miss., where he played for head coach Aaron Holden…Was part of a Dragon team that went 6-4 during his senior season.

2015: Saw action in seven games for the Skyhawks, primarily seeing time on the special teams units and at the tight end position…Named to OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

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2015: Played in seven games on the offensive line…Was part of an offensive line unit that conceded only 10 sacks for the entire season, ranking second in the OVC and eighth in the country…The line posted a league-best 2.27 dropbacks per sacks percentage…Led the league and ranked fifth in the nation in tackles for loss allowed at 3.91 per game…Helped block for an offense that generated 50 touchdowns and averaged 456.6 yards of total offense per game.

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99 Chris Coleman

COACHING STAFF

60 Olandrious Booker

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45 Caleb Counce

62 Kenneth Crenshaw

LB • 6-0 • 225 • R-Sr.

OL • 6-1 • 270 • R-Sr.

Paris, Tenn. Henry County HS

Stone Mountain, Ga. Tucker HS

2015: Played and started in all 11 games at the linebacker position…Tallied 41 tackles including 6.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks… Recorded an interception against Southeast Missouri on Nov. 21…Tallied four quarterback hurries and two pass breakups...Tallied seven tackles against Tennessee State on Oct. 10…Posted four games with five tackles or more against Bethel (Sept. 10), Tennessee State (Oct. 10), Murray State (Oct. 24) and Eastern Illinois (Nov. 14)…His most complete game came against Murray State where he posted six tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one fumble recovery, one quarterback hurry and one pass breakup…Named to OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2014: Played in 11 games, making six tackles with 0.5 tackles for loss…Best career game came against Cumberland on Sept. 11, amassing four tackles with a half-tackle for loss… Also had a multi-tackle outing against Southeast Missouri on Sept. 27.

2015: Played and started in all 11 games on the offensive line… Was part of an offensive line unit that conceded only 10 sacks for the entire season, ranking second in the OVC and eighth in the country…The line posted a league-best 2.27 dropbacks per sacks percentage…Led the league and ranked fifth in the nation in tackles for loss allowed at 3.91 per game…Helped block for an offense that generated 50 touchdowns and averaged 456.6 yards of total offense per game. 2014: Played in nine games on the offensive line…Was part of an offensive line unit that conceded only 21 sacks for the entire season…Helped block for an offense that generated 42 touchdowns and averaged 427.0 yards of total offense per game.

2013: Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams duty.

2013: Saw time in eight games, starting the first seven games of the season at right guard before suffering an injury…Was a key part of an offensive line unit that allowed just 19 sacks, ranking first in the OVC in least sacks allowed…Helped block for an offense that produced 35 touchdowns and 397.1 yards of total offense per contest.

2012: Redshirted.

2012: Redshirted.

BEFORE UTM: Attended Henry County High School, where he played for his father James Counce and helped the squad win the 2011 Class 5A state championship, 15-0 record and final ranking of No. 5 in the state of Tennessee…Rushed 70 times for 539 yards and caught 17 passes for 298 yards to go along with 12 touchdowns… Was a member of the East-West All-Star Game.

BEFORE UTM: Attended Tucker High School, where he was a member of the 2011 Georgia Class 4A all-region team… Was a Georgia Senior Bowl selection and a DeKalb County All-Star pick.

PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 25, 1993…Son of James and Kim Counce…Majoring in pre-med.

PERSONAL: Born on April 30, 1994…Son of Kenneth and Tracy Crenshaw…Majoring in health and human performance.

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DB • 5-11 • 180 • R-Sr.

Pascagoula, Miss. Pearl River CC

Memphis, Tenn. Georgia

2015: Saw action in all 11 games, serving as the team’s long snapper on punt attempts…He tallied one tackle on the season, coming against Southeast Missouri on Nov. 21.

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PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 17, 1993…Son of Sheldon and Loishunta Dawson…Majoring in interdisciplinary studies.

2015 IN REVIEW

PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 20, 1994…Son of Chad and Melisa Daggett...Majoring in engineering.

BEFORE UTM: Spent three seasons at FBS member Georgia, where he played under head coach Mark Richt and helped the nationally-ranked Bulldogs to a 3210 overall record with an 18-6 mark in the Southeastern Conference…Made three tackles over two games in a redshirt season in 2014, seeing time in wins over No. 16 Clemson (Aug. 30) and Tennessee (Sept. 27)… Saw time in 12 games (including a start against Georgia Tech on Nov. 30) as a sophomore in 2013, accumulating 13 tackles with a tackle for loss…Made a career-high four tackles in the aforementioned Georgia Tech game…Took back seven kickoffs for 153 yards as a sophomore, including a 41-yard return against Kentucky on Nov. 23…Made 12 tackles in 13 games as a true freshman in 2012, including a pair of stops against No. 3 Florida…Prepped at Ridgeway High School under head coach Duron Sutton, where he starred at running back, wide receiver and defensive back…Was ranked as a four-star recruit, the No. 11 national defensive back and No. 1 player in the state of Tennessee by Scout. com…Was also named as a four-star recruit, the No. 8 national athlete, No. 92 overall national prospect and No. 1 prospect in Tennessee by 247Sports.com…Helped the Roadrunners to a 9-4 record during his senior season… Earned SuperPrep All-American and All-Dixie accolades… Took part in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game.

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BEFORE UTM: Was a valuable special teams performer for head coach William Jones at Pearl River Community College…Helped the Wildcats finish with a 5-4 mark in 2014…Was a standout performer at Pascagoula High School for head coach Lewis Sims…Earned Class 5A allstate accolades as a senior in 2012…Was a three-year starter at long snapper while also starting at fullback and tight end for the Panthers…Was the only long snapper mentioned on the Sun Herald All-Mississippi Gulf Coast list as a junior…Received high marks from the Rubio Long Snapping Academy.

2015: Saw action in eight games, serving as a valuable member of the team’s secondary and special teams unit…Tallied two tackles including one against Arkansas (Oct. 31) and Eastern Illinois (Nov. 14)…Returned five kick returns over the final three games, accumulating 72 yards…His longest kick return of the season was a 19-yard return at Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 7.

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25 Ladevin Fair

19 Jack Gammon

rb • 5-9 • 200 • R-Sr.

WR • 5-10 • 180 • R-Sr.

Hickman, Ky. Obion County Central HS

Columbus, Ohio Marshall

2015: Played in nine games while earning two starts at the running back position…Tallied 68 carries for 375 yards and two touchdowns…Averaged 5.5 yards per rush…Caught 13 passes for 114 yards…Averaged 8.8 yards per catch… Averaged 54.3 all-purpose yards per game…Posted a career performance with 18 carries for 99 yards at Tennessee Tech on Oct. 3…Scored rushing touchdowns against Tennessee State (Oct. 10) and Eastern Illinois (Nov. 14)…Notched six carries for 91 yards at Southeast Missouri on Nov. 21. 2014: Saw action in all 12 contests, including a start against No. 22 Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 20…Was responsible for 32 carries for 167 yards (5.2 yard average) and a touchdown while adding 20 receptions for 145 yards… Tallied a career-best five carries and 39 rushing yards while adding three catches for 27 yards against No. 22 Eastern Kentucky…Also had a career-high five rushes at FBS member Kentucky on Aug. 30…Established careerhighs with five receptions and 38 receiving yards against Cumberland on Sept. 11…Scored the first touchdown of his career in the win at Eastern Illinois on Nov. 22…Also led the team in kickoff returns (eight), kickoff return yards (190) and kickoff return average (23.8 yards)…Boasted UT Martin’s longest kickoff return of the season (40 yards) at No. 8 Jacksonville State on Oct. 4.

BEFORE UTM: Spent three seasons at Marshall University under head coach Doc Holliday...Saw action on the Thundering Herd special teams unit, tallying one tackle in six career games…Earned a scholarship after spending his first three seasons in the program as a walk-on…Prepped at Bishop Watterson High School, where he played for head coach Dan Bjelac. PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 6, 1993…Son of Jacob and Marianne Gammon…Has one sister, Emily…Majoring in land surveying.

2013: Saw action in one game (at Football Bowl Subdivision powerhouse Boise State on Sept. 7) before suffering a season-ending injury. 2012: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Attended Obion County Central High School, where he was an all-state first team selection…Was named The Messenger Player of the Year and all-district first team...Rushed for 1,421 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior...Caught 27 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns...As a junior rushed for 1,175 yards and 15 touchdowns...Caught 31 passes for 348 yards and three touchdowns.

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qb • 6-3 • 215 • R-Sr.

DL • 6-1 • 300 • R-Sr.

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Marshall

Florissant, Mo. McCluer North HS

2014: Earned playing time in all 12 games, logging 11 starts on the defensive line…Tallied 26 tackles, two tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, an interception and three quarterback hurries…Was named the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Defensive Player of the Week and College Football Performance Awards honorable mention Defensive Lineman of the Week on Oct. 21 after taking an interception back 42 yards for a touchdown in the win at Tennessee State on Oct. 18…Made at least one tackle in every game, including a career-best six stops against Cumberland on Sept. 11.

2012: Redshirted.

PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 26, 1994…Son of Keith Jones and Sharon Davis…Majoring in computer science.

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BEFORE UTM: Attended McCleur North High School, where he was a first team all-state, first team all-metro and Suburban North Conference selection in 2011…Was also named Lineman of the Year and played in the St. Louis High School Football All-State Classic…Also played basketball and was on the track and field team at MNHS.

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2013: Played in all 12 games, starting in five of the last six contests of the season…Had seven multi-tackle performances, recording a career-best five tackles against both Tennessee State (Oct. 19) and Eastern Illinois (Nov. 23)…Had a tackle for loss in the season-opening victory at Chattanooga on Aug. 29.

2015 IN REVIEW

PERSONAL: Born on March 11, 1994…Son of Brett Holcombe and Karen Allen…Has three brothers, Houston, Chase and Brendan…Graduated from Marshall…Currently pursuing a master’s in business administration.

2015: Played in all 11 games while notching 10 starts on the defensive line…Tallied 22 tackles on the season while notching three tackles for loss for 13 yards…His best individual performance came against No. 1 Jacksonville State (Oct. 10) where he notched five tackles…Notched 1.5 sacks for eight yards of loss…Posted three quarterback hurries and one pass breakup.

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BEFORE UTM: Transfers in from Marshall University, where he spent two seasons playing for head coach Doc Holliday… Played in one game as a redshirt sophomore in 2015…Saw action in nine games during the 2014 season, completing 12-of-21 passes for 119 yards while posting a quarterback efficiency rating of 104.7...Showed his versatility in the pocket by tallying seven rush attempts for 66 yards, including a 41-yard carry against Southern Miss…Prepped at University School in Davie, Fla., where he played for head coach Roger Harriott…Completed 66 percent of his passes for 2,305 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior, leading his squad to an 11-1 overall record and a top-10 ranking in the state…Was an all-state second team and all-area first team honoree…Played in the prestigious Nike Dade vs. Miami All-Star Game…Began his high school career at American Heritage in Plantation, Fla., where he threw for 1,359 yards and 19 touchdowns against just five interceptions as a sophomore.

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12 Ian Leggett

WR • 6-3 • 200 • R-Sr.

QB • 6-1 • 215 • R-Sr.

Coatesville, Pa. Michigan State 2015: Played in six games while earning one start despite battling an injury which forced him to miss five games… Tallied four receptions for 32 yards…Averaged 8.0 yards per catch…Notched a season-high with three catches for 28 yards at Arkansas on Oct. 31…Tallied one reception for four yards at No. 15 Ole Miss (Sept. 5). 2014: Showed potential as a game-changing wideout, playing in all 12 games while logging 10 starts…Hauled in 35 catches for 410 yards (11.7 yard average) and three touchdowns…Led the team in receptions in four games while accumulating a team-high in receiving yards in three outings…Best game of the season came on Sept. 6 at Central Arkansas when he tallied nine receptions for 150 yards and a touchdown…Caught his three touchdowns in the span of three games over four weeks in the month of September.

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Davie, Fla. College of San Francisco

2015: Did not see game action. BEFORE UTM: Transfers to UT Martin from City College of San Francisco, where he spent one season following a brief stint at Stetson University...While at Stetson, Leggett saw action in three varsity games and three JV tilts...He had a reception for nine yards against Jacksonville State... Before joining Stetson, he prepped at North Broward Prep High School where he won eight games as a senior and led the team to a District championship. PERSONAL: Born on March 22, 1994...Son of Grady and Candace Leggett...Has three brothers, Ryan, Matthew and Jaron...Majoring in business administration.

2013: Appeared in all 12 games, making five catches for 47 yards…Tallied season-highs in receptions (two) and receiving yards (25) – including a season-long 20-yard catch – at FBS powerhouse Boise State on Sept. 7…Also made three tackles on special teams. BEFORE UTM: Transferred to UT Martin from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., where he played under head coach Mark Dantonio…Redshirted in 2012… Prepped at Coatesville Area High School, where he was ranked at the No. 20 ranked senior in Pennsylvania by 247Sports.com…Playing for head coach Matt Ortega, he was a two-time first team all-area selection and two-time first team Ches-Mont League recipient…Was named to the SuperPrep’s All-Northeast and PrepStar’s All-East team…Hauled in 43 receptions for 734 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior in 2011…Caught six passes for 140 yards, including a 42-yard touchdown, in the first round of the 2011 playoffs against Spring-Ford…Added 37 receptions for 525 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior. PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 23, 1994…Son of Jennifer Kerrick and James Clark…Majoring in economics.

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Blytheville, Ark. Memphis

Gautier, Miss. Jones County JC

BEFORE UTM: Played for head coach David Thornton at Jones County Junior College, starting every game at offensive tackle in 2014…Earned second team AllMississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges honors…Was the highest graded offensive lineman for every game…Helped the Bobcats go 9-2 with a MACJC South division title and final No. 8 ranking in 2013…Led the South team to a 23-13 win over the North squad in the 2014 MACJC All-Star Football Classic…Attended Gautier High School, where he was a standout nose guard for head coach Chris Peterson. PERSONAL: Born on June 2, 1995…Son of Tyrone and Diane Patterson…Has three older siblings, Tyrah, Tara and Tandra…Majoring in management.

2015 IN REVIEW

PERSONAL: Born on May 9, 1993…Son of Bruce and Diane Hay…Has nine siblings…Majoring in sports management.

2015: Played in nine games on the offensive line… Was part of an offensive line unit that conceded only 10 sacks for the entire season, ranking second in the OVC and eighth in the country…The line posted a league-best 2.27 dropbacks per sacks percentage…Led the league and ranked fifth in the nation in tackles for loss allowed at 3.91 per game…Helped block for an offense that generated 50 touchdowns and averaged 456.6 yards of total offense per game.

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BEFORE UTM: Transfers from Memphis University where he spent two seasons playing under head coach Justin Fuente…Played in 15 games during his tenure at Memphis, notching four receptions for 37 yards…Averaged 9.3 yards per reception…Earned Tiger 3.0 list recognition for the spring 2015 semester…Played one season at Independence Community College under head coach Steve Carson…Named to the All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference second team…Caught 16 passes for 246 yards and one touchdown…Caught a season-high nine passes for 102 yards at Butler Community College…Prepped at Blytheville High School under head coach Maurice Moody…Named Blytheville Courier News’ Player of the Year…Class 5A all-state selection along with all-conference honors by 5A-East…Caught 40 passes for 987 yards and scored 13 touchdowns as a senior…As a junior caught 35 passes for 1,079 yards.

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Paris, Tenn. Henry County HS

Louisville, Ky. Trinity HS

2015: Played in all 11 games for the Skyhawks while earning one start against No. 1 Jacksonville State on Sept. 26…Tallied 47 carries for 264 yards and two touchdowns… Averaged 5.6 yards per carry…Scored his lone touchdown of the season against Arkansas on Oct. 31…Notched 11 receptions for 150 yards…Averaged 13.6 yards per catch…Completed a two-yard pass at Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 7…Returned two kicks for 31 yards…Posted 120 all-purpose yards at Arkansas (Oct. 31) with 30 rushing, 59 receiving and 31 kick return yards. 2014: Appeared in 10 games out of the backfield, rushing for 164 yards on 38 carries (4.3 average) and a touchdown while also adding 13 receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown…Scored UT Martin’s first touchdown of the season – a one-yard rush at FBS member Kentucky on Aug. 30…Set new career-highs with 10 carries for 60 yards at Tennessee State on Oct. 18, leading the team in rushing for that contest…Also hauled in a touchdown reception at Murray State on Nov. 1. 2013: Showed explosive speed out of the backfield, playing in 11 games while earning a start against Jacksonville State on Oct. 5…Gained 147 yards on 31 carries (4.7 yards per carry) and a touchdown while also adding seven receptions for 56 yards…Had three carries of at least 20 yards, including a 27-yard rush in the win at Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 16…Rushed for his first career touchdown in UT Martin’s win at Southeast Missouri on Sept. 28…Had season-highs of seven rushes and 45 rushing yards in the win over Murray State on Nov. 2. 2012: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Attended Henry County High School, where he led the Patriots to the Class 5A state championship… Passed for 824 yards, rushed for 1,524 yards, and scored 24 touchdowns…Rushed for 154 yards in the state championship game… Earned Class 5A All-State honors and was also named all-region and all-district…Played in East-West All-Star Game...Was named MVP of the Dickson County game in 2010.

2015: Saw action in all 11 games for the Skyhawks on the defensive line and on special teams…Tallied seven tackles along with 2.5 tackles for loss…Best performance of the season came against Bethel on Sept. 10 when he notched three tackles…Recorded two sacks on the season, including 1.5 against Tennessee Tech on Oct. 3… Forced one fumble at Tennessee Tech. 2014: Played in all 12 games, accumulating 11 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks and three quarterback hurries… Wrapped up multiple tackles in four games, including a season-best three stops in the win over Tennessee Tech on Oct. 9…Tallied a sack in the victory at Tennessee State on Oct. 18. 2013: Showed enormous potential, seeing playing time in 11 games…Accumulated 18 tackles (nine solo), four tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and a quarterback hurry…Set career-highs in tackles (four) and tackles for loss (1.5) against Jacksonville State on Oct. 5…Had a sack in backto-back wins over No. 7 Central Arkansas (Sept. 14) and Southeast Missouri (Sept. 28)…Had three tackles (all solo) in the season-opening win at Chattanooga and also had three wins to go along with a quarterback hurry in the win over Murray State on Nov. 2. 2012: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Attended Trinity High School, where he helped Trinity win three Class 6A state championships (2008, 2010-11)…Helped the Shamrocks claim the 2011 national high school championship…Only lost one game in his final two years, posting an impressive 28-1 record… Also wrestled at THS, claiming a 2009 state championship. PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 16, 1994…Son of Steve and Laura Sweeden…Majoring in engineering.

PERSONAL: Born on July 6, 1993…Son of Mun Ray… Majoring in management.

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BEFORE UTM: Broke multiple passing records under head coach Blake Butler at nearby Trinity Christian Academy in Jackson…Led the Lions to two District 15A championships and a Class 2A state semifinalist berth in 2013…Wrapped up his career as the TSSAA all-time leader in career passing yards (11,131)… Was named All-West Tennessee Player of the Year by the Jackson Sun and the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Class A Back of the Year as a senior…Posted a 30-16 record as a four-year starter, including a 20-4 mark in his junior and senior campaigns…Completed 68.3 percent of his passes (218-for-319) for 3,265 yards and 42 touchdowns against six interceptions as a senior…Also added 50 rushing attempts for 332 yards and three more touchdowns… Tossed six touchdowns each in back-to-back weeks against South Gibson and Scotts Hill…Threw five touchdown passes – including a game-winner with four seconds remaining – against Evangelical Christian School…Participated in the eighth annual Toyota East-West Tennessee All-Star Game, passing for a game-high 68 yards on 7-of-11 passing for the West team in a 28-16 victory. PERSONAL: Born on Oct. 25, 1996…Son of Andy and Norma Lin Akin…Has two siblings, Audrey and Laney…Comes from a UT Martin family, as sister Audrey currently attends UT Martin while uncle Brad and aunt Emily are both UT Martin graduates…Majoring in business and global affairs.

brandon alexander Madison, Ala. • Bob Jones HS Position DB Height 6-0 Weight 175 class Freshman

BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Bob Jones High School under head coach Kevin Rose, helping the Patriots tally a 9-2 record with a perfect 7-0 conference mark in 2015…Named to the second team All-Huntsville Region team as a senior after recording 64 tackles, 20 pass breakups and three interceptions… Was identified as the 78th -best prospect in the football rich state of Alabama by John Garcia, Jr. of Scout Recruiting…Was a starter in the 29th annual Alabama-Mississippi AllStar Football Game on Dec. 12 at the University of Southern Mississippi. PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 7, 1996…Son of James Gary and Temple East…Has two siblings, Devin Alexander and Marigrace Holt…Majoring in health and human performance.

brandon ANDERSON Frisco, Texas • Centennial HS Position S Height 5-10 Weight 180 class R-Freshman

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BEFORE UTM: Joins the Skyhawks out of Centennial High School, where he was a shutdown cornerback for head coach Mark Howard…Made 122 tackles his senior season, including six games of double-digit stops and a pair of 20plus tackle games…Best game of the season came on Nov. 7 when he tallied 21 tackles, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble against The Colony… Added 71 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a junior…Compiled four sacks against McKinney North on Sept. 13, 2013. PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 1, 1997…Son of Esther and Joseph Anderson…Has one older sibling, Daniel…Majoring in health and human performance.

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2015: Redshirted.

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PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 24, 1994…Son of Maurice and Celeste Taylor…Majoring in criminal justice.

2015: Redshirted.

2015 IN REVIEW

BEFORE UTM: Coming off a productive two-year stint at nearby Bethel University, where he was coached by Chris Elliott…Tallied 79 tackles (29 solo), 2.5 sacks and four tackles for loss in 11 games last season, when he earned second team all-conference accolades…Helped the Wildcats to a 9-4 record (6-0 Mid-South Conference) and second round run into the NAIA Championship Series in 2012...Accounted for 58 tackles (23 solo), two sacks and 9.5 tackles for loss as a true freshman…Was a dominant force for head coach Don Coady at Westview High School, as the Chargers went 29-19 and made it to the second round of the state playoffs all four years of Taylor’s prep career…Earned all-state accolades in back-to-back years (2010 and 2011) as an offensive lineman…Played in the Tennessee East vs. West All-Star Game.

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2015: Stepped in and made an immediate impact, earning All-OVC second team and All-Newcomer honors after playing in and starting all 11 contests…Compiled 54 tackles while leading the team with 9.0 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks…He tallied two quarterback hurries…. Tallied a career high with 10 tackles against No. 1 ranked Jacksonville State on Sept. 26…Led the team with 2.5 sacks for 17 yards at Tennessee Tech on Oct. 3…Tallied six games with five tackles or more…Notched four games will multiple tackles, including a stretch of three consecutive contests against Bethel (Sept. 10), Jacksonville State (Sept. 26) and Tennessee Tech (Oct. 3)…Notched quarterback hurries against Tennessee State (Oct. 10) and Murray State (Oct. 24).

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Kadarren Bond

Clovis, Calif. • Lincoln University

Brownsville, Tenn. • Haywood County HS

Position K/P Height 5-9 Weight 190 class R-Junior

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BEFORE UTM: Joins the Skyhawks from Lincoln University where he played for the past two seasons…He made 8-of-9 field goal attempts…Converted 15of-18 point after attempts…Notched 57 punts totaling 2,212 yards, including an 80-yard punt against Alderson Broaddus on Sept. 19…Averaged 36.4 yards per punt. PERSONAL: Born on May 22, 1995…Son of Craig and Denise Arkelian…Has one brother, Ryan…Graduated from Lincoln University with a bachelor’s degree in history…Currently pursuing a master’s in secondary education.

Rakeem Battle Lake City, Fla. • Southwest Mississippi CC Position DB Height 5-10 Weight 170 class Junior

Position OL Height 6-4 Weight 300 class R-Junior

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2015: Played in all 11 games during his debut season…Notched five tackles on the season including a season best three tackles at Ole Miss on Sept. 5… Posted two tackles against Bethel on Sept. 10…Returned a kickoff 11 yards against No. 1 Jacksonville State on Sept. 26. BEFORE UTM: Attended Southwest Mississippi Community College in Summit, Miss. as a freshman…Made 23 tackles with three pass breakups in eight games for head coach Tucker Peavey…Made at least three tackles in six of his eight contests…Also served as the Bears’ kickoff returner in five games, tallying 301 yards on seven returns…Had a 95-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff of the game against Copiah-Lincoln Community College on Sept. 18…Prepped at Columbia High School for head coach Brian Allen… Helped the Tigers post 10 wins and make a state playoff appearance during his senior campaign…Was a Class 6A all-state third team defensive player in 2013. PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 21, 1994…Son of Al and Lois Merrick...Majoring in communications.

Clay Beathard Franklin, Tenn. • Battle Ground Academy Position QB Height 6-1 Weight 185 class Freshman

BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Battle Ground Academy, playing for head coach Roc Batten…Guided the Wildcats to a 6-4 record with a playoff berth in 2015, accumulating 2,343 passing yards and 25 touchdowns and only eight interceptions during nine games in the regular season…Was named an allstate quarterback by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association…Earned the Division II-A Mr. Football Back of the Year award in 2014 and was one of four finalists for the award in 2015…Rushed for over 2,500 yards from scrimmage with 28 total touchdowns in 2014…Has an extensive family background in football, as his older brother CJ is the starting quarterback at the University of Iowa, his grandfather Bobby was a former general manager for the twotime world champion Washington Redskins, his uncle Jeff is a scout for the Carolina Panthers and his uncle Kurt is the offensive coordinator at Illinois State University. PERSONAL: Born on Oct. 3, 1997…Son of Casey and Susa Beathard…Has four siblings, Charly, Tatum, Tucker and CJ…Major is undecided.

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2015: Played and started in all 11 games on the offensive line…Was part of an offensive line unit that conceded only 10 sacks for the entire season, ranking second in the OVC and eighth in the country…The line posted a league-best 2.27 dropbacks per sacks percentage…Led the league and ranked fifth in the nation in tackles for loss allowed at 3.91 per game…Helped block for an offense that generated 50 touchdowns and averaged 456.6 yards of total offense per game. 2014: Saw time in 11 contests, including a start at right tackle in the season opener against FBS member Kentucky…Was part of an offensive line unit that conceded only 21 sacks for the entire season…Helped block for an offense that generated 42 touchdowns and averaged 427.0 yards of total offense per game. 2013: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Played defensive line and all five offensive line positions for head coach Slade Calhoun at Haywood County High School…Recorded 200 tackles, 10 interceptions and six forced fumbles…Participated in the Atlanta Diamond Flight Camp and The Prodigy Camp, where he was runner-up in the fastest man competition…Named all-region and was selected to the Jackson Sun’s All-West Tennessee team…Played on the North team in the inaugural West Tennessee All-Star Game. PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 2, 1995…Son of Tony and Ora Bond…Majoring in health and human performance. 2015: Played in seven games on the offensive line…Was part of an offensive line unit that conceded only 10 sacks for the entire season, ranking second in the OVC and eighth in the country…The line posted a league-best 2.27 dropbacks per sacks percentage…Led the league and ranked fifth in the nation in tackles for loss allowed at 3.91 per game…Helped block for an offense that generated 50 touchdowns and averaged 456.6 yards of total offense per game.

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2015: Showed promise as a true freshman, seeing action in eight games… Tallied 40 carries for 153 yards and three touchdowns…Averaged 3.8 yards per carry…Notched two completions for nine yards…Scored touchdowns against Bethel (Sept. 10), Austin Peay (Oct. 17) and Arkansas (Oct. 31)… Notched 62 yards of total offense at Austin Peay, rushing for 50 yards and a touchdown while tallying a 12-yard completion. BEFORE UTM: Prepped at prestigious Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Va., where he played for longtime head coach John Shuman…Also Played at Spartanburg High School in South Carolina for head coach Freddie Brown…Earned Region II-4A all-region accolades after tallying 198 carries for 1,122 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior in 2012…Led the Vikings with 1,375 all-purpose yards, also adding 17 receptions for 212 yards and a touchdown…Rushed for four touchdowns in the second half alone in a 49-35 win over Mauldin during his senior campaign…Tallied 111 rushing yards on 28 carries in the Region II-4A title game against Gaffney. PERSONAL: Born on June 1, 1994…Son of Frances Bowe…Has one older sibling, Johndel…Majoring in management.

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Miami, Fla. • Arkansas

Jackson, Tenn. • South Side HS

Position DL Height 6-3 Weight 270 class Sophomore

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PERSONAL: Born on May 31, 1994…Son of Anthony Brown, Beulah Brown and Eloy Garcia…Has three siblings, Lenorris Kittles, Roshandra Allen and Gianni Garcia…Majoring in sports management.

Ty Brown Martin, Tenn. • Westview HS

2015: Apeared in one game, playing against Bethel on Sept. 10…Tallied five carries for 27 yards…Averaged 5.4 yards per carry. 2014: Redshirted.

PERSONAL: Born on May 26, 1996…Son of Chris and KayKay Brown…Majoring in health and human performance.

2014: Saw action in 11 games on the offensive line…Was part of an offensive line unit that conceded only 21 sacks for the entire season…Helped block for an offense that generated 42 touchdowns and averaged 427.0 yards of total offense per game. 2013: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Played for head coach Jerry Hayes at South Side High School, where he was a two-year starter…Was named first team All-District 14-AA his junior and senior years…Named to Murphy Fair Class 4-A all-state preseason team and Jackson Sun All-West Tennessee…Named the Bancorp South Player of the Week against McNairy County…Played in the Toyota East-West All-Star Classic and was also invited to play in the North vs. South All-Star Game…Had 41 tackles, eight tackles for loss, one sacks, three quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles during his senior season…Had 43 tackles and four tackles for loss during his junior season. PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 3, 1995…Son of Susan Cunningham…Majoring in health and human performance.

Jose Carballo Miami, Fla. • Merced College Position LS Height 6-0 Weight 245 class Junior

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BEFORE UTM: Was a valuable special teams performer for head coach Bob Casey at Merced College…Won the junior college portion of the Kornblue Challenge, a competition for special teams specialists with 70 points…Ranked as the 22th best snapper on the Fab 50 Top Snappers lists by Kornblue Kicking…Prepped at Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School.

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BEFORE UTM: Was a standout putner for the highly successful Henry County High School program, coached by James Counce…Was part of a Patriots squad that went 10-3 during his senior season in 2014, capturing All-District 10-AAA honorable mention accolades…As a senior, he broke a school record for punting average (39.0) that had stood since 1981 while also establishing a new program mark for career punts…Helped the Patriots to a perfect 15-0 record and 5A state championship campaign in 2013…Completed the Patriots’ perfect season with a 28-27 win over Knoxville West High School in the state championship game in Cookeville, punting twice for 72 yards with a long of 41 yards in the contest…Had a career-long 63-yard punt in high school.

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PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 1, 1994…Son of Gretter Aguilar and Jose Carballo…Has two siblings, Lizmary and Joshua Carballo…Majoring in sports management.

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BEFORE UTM: Was a star two-way player for head coach Don Coady at Westview High School, earning Weakley County Press Player of the Year accolades in 2013…Rushed for 754 yards on 105 carries (7.1 average) with seven touchdowns while adding 18 receptions for 349 yards (19.3 average) and five touchdown grabs…Also added a kickoff return touchdown to give him 13 total scores in 2013…Defensively, he made 57 tackles with three interceptions and six pass breakups on his way to Class 3A all-state defensive honors…Played in the second annual West Tennessee All-Star Football Game, played at Liberty Tech High School in Jackson.

2015: Played and started in all 11 games on the offensive line… Was part of an offensive line unit that conceded only 10 sacks for the entire season, ranking second in the OVC and eighth in the country…The line posted a league-best 2.27 dropbacks per sacks percentage…Led the league and ranked fifth in the nation in tackles for loss allowed at 3.91 per game…Helped block for an offense that generated 50 touchdowns and averaged 456.6 yards of total offense per game.

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BEFORE UTM: Transfers to UT Martin from Arkansas, where he played for head coach Bret Bielema…Played in three games as a true freshman in 2014, tallying one tackle, one tackle for loss, one pass breakup and a quarterback hurry…Prepped at Miami Killian High School, where he played for head coach Corey Johnson…Helped guide the Cougars to the District 16-8A championship for the first time since 2008 during his senior season…Also helped MKHS advance to the Region 4- 8A semifinal round of the state playoffs…Made 34 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and 10 sacks for a vaunted defensive unit that limited opponents to 11.6 points per game on its way to three shutouts.

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Position OL Height 6-5 Weight 305 class Junior

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Troy Cook

Clinton, Texas • Oak Ridge HS

Miami, Fla. • Florida State

Position OL Height 6-4 Weight 325 class Freshman

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2015: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Anchored the offensive line for head coach Joe Gaddis at Oak Ridge High School…Played guard for a Wildcat team that went 12-1 overall, averaged 37 points and 297 yards per game…Was named a Knoxville News Sentinel second team All-PrepXtra selection after being selected as a 5A Preseason all-state honoree by the Chatanoogan newspaper...Played in the Kentucky-Tennessee National Guard Border Bowl in Williamsburg, Ky. in January of 2015. PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 6, 1996…Son of Mike and Linda Chapman…Has one older sibling, Joel…Majoring in computer science.

Antonio Clifton Tupelo, Miss. • Itawamba CC Position S Height 5-9 Weight 175 class Junior

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BEFORE UTM: Spent two seasons for head coach Sean Cannon at Itawamba Community College, where he saw action in nine games...As a sophomore he tallied 49 tackles, averaging 5.4 tackles per game...Tallied one forced fumble along with a pair of pass breakups and a blocked kick...Best game came against Mississippi Gulf Coast when he made 14 tackles, including one tackle for loss en route to MACJC Defensive Player of the Week honors... Finished his career with 95 total tackles, three tackles for loss of 24 yards, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles, one interception (returned for 41 yards), one fumble recovery and one blocked kick…Prepped at Tupelo High School, where he played under head coach Trent Hammond…Helped the Golden Wave to a 13-2 record and Class 6A state runner-up berth in 2013. PERSONAL: Born on May 1, 1995…Son of Aretha and Kevin Nabors…Has four siblings, Josh, Brandon, Justin and Jordan…Majoring in health and human performance with a minor in mathematics.

DONALD COFIELD JR. Memphis, Tenn. • Whitehaven HS Position DL Height 6-3 Weight 300 class R-Freshman

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2015: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Whitehaven High School under head coach Rodney Saulsberry…Helped guide the Tigers to a 14-1 overall record in 2014, earning Memphis Commercial Appeal first team All-District 16AAA defensive tackle honors…Also attended Mitchell High School, where he was named a Memphis Commercial Appeal first team All-District 16 offensive lineman and honorable mention defensive end in 2013…Played in the 13th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game in Memphis.

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2015: Saw action in four games serving as the primary backup at quarterback… Completed 11-of-16 passes for 109 yards and one touchdown…Completed 5-of-8 passes for 50 yards and a touchdown along with three scrambles for 21 yards against Bethel on Sept. 10…Completed three passes against both Ole Miss (Sept. 5) and Austin Peay (Oct. 17) for 35 and 24 yards, respectively… Posted a 146.6 passer efficiency. BEFORE UTM: Transfers to UT Martin from Florida State University, where he spent two seasons under head coach Jimbo Fisher…Was the third-string quarterback for a Seminoles squad who went 13-1 in 2014, a year after redshirting during Florida State’s perfect 14-0 season that was capped off with a BCS national championship…Played his senior season for head coach Lamont Green at Southridge High School...Passed for over 3,000 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior at Southridge, also rushing for over 700 yards for the Spartans…Was named as one of three quarterbacks on the Nike Miami-Dade All-Star Team in December of 2012…Also took part in the Under Armour Dade vs. Broward All-Star Game…Threw for more than 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns against just four interceptions as a junior at Palmetto High School, where he played for head coach Matt Dixon. PERSONAL: Born on March 11, 1995…Son of Thomas and Cindi Cook…Has two older siblings, Sean and Justin…Majoring in management.

James Cotton Belleville, Ill. • Belleville-East HS Position LB Height 6-2 Weight 223 class R-Junior

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2015: Saw action in five games, making six tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss… Posted career best five tackles against Bethel on Sept. 10…Recorded one tackle against Football Bowl Subdivision member Ole Miss on Sept. 5. 2014: Missed the entire season because of an arm injury. 2013: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Played at Belleville-East High School, where he played for head coach Tim Funk…Played both offense and defense…Made 69 tackles and had nine sacks, four forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions and one blocked punt…Also had 34 receptions for 265 yards and rushed for 20 yards with seven touchdowns...Was an all-conference, all-area and allmetro selection, leading the Lancers to conference championships in 2010 and 2011...Was the recipient of the Lancer Medallion award…Also played basketball at Belleville-East High School. PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 18, 1993…Son of Gregory Cole and Rachel Cotton… Majoring in finance.

PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 17, 1997…Son of Kimberly and Donald Cofield, Sr….Has four older siblings: Tiffani, Nicholas, Jasmine and Erica…Majoring in health and human performance.

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Demonta Daniel

Paris, Tenn. • Henry County HS

Memphis, Tenn. • Memphis Position TE Height 6-0 Weight 250 class R-Junior

Position DL Height 5-11 Weight 235 class Freshman

BEFORE UTM: Was a standout defensive end at Henry County High School for head coach and father James Counce Jr…He ranked fourth on the squad with 57 tackles…Notched seven sacks.

Ryan Courtright Lexington, Tenn. • Lexington HS Position K Height 6-0 Weight 170 class Freshman

PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 4, 1998…Son of Mike and Tina Courtright…Has two siblings, Shawn and Kristen…Majoring in forensic science.

JULIAN CRUTCHFIELD Position RB Height 5-10 Weight 180 class Sophomore

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PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 7, 1995…Son of Dwayne and Sharon Daniel…Has three older siblings, Jamal, Donta and Yasmine…Majoring in natural resource management.

Chris Davis Cincinnati, Ohio • Scottsdale CC Position RB Height 5-10 Weight 195 class Junior

BEFORE UTM: Davis joins the Skyhawks from Scottsdale Community College where he played in all 11 games last season…Tallied 72 carries for 254 yards and two touchdowns…Averaged 3.5 yards per carry…Caught six passes for 107 yards…Averaged 17.8 yards per reception…Prior to attending Scottsdale Community College, Davis spent one year at Indiana State where he did not see game action…In high school, Davis prepped at Colerain High School for coach Tom Bolden…Three-time first-team All-GMC...Received Cardinal Award and Big Hit Award…During his sophomore season, he had 700 receiving yards and 500 rushing yards…Recorded over 900 all-purpose yards during his senior season. PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 9, 1995…Son of Robert and Lajoyce Davis…Has one sibling, Ryan…Majoring in sports management.

PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 6, 1997…Son of Jeannette Crutchfield…Has one sibling, Jamelon…Majoring in health and human performance.

AJ Daniel

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BEFORE UTM: Was a valuable two-way player (defensive end and tight end) for head coach Sam Harp at Lebanon High School…Earned All-District 9AAA accolades at defensive end for the Blue Devils, leading the squad in both tackles for loss and sacks while also falling on a pair of fumble recoveries in 2014…Helped the West team to a 28-6 win in the eighth annual Toyota EastWest Tennessee All-Star Game.

BEFORE UTM: Spent the 2013 season at the University of Memphis, where he redshirted…Played for head coach Troy William at Dickson County High School, where he was an all-state, all-midstate and all-district honoree… Helped lead Dickson County to a district title during his senior season when he made 167 tackles and had 12 sacks…Also tallied 188 yards on 18 carries in 2012…Played in the East vs. West All-Star Game as well as the Tennessee vs. Kentucky All-Star Game…Tallied 146 tackles and six sacks defensively and 163 rushing yards on 18 carries as a junior.

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Lebanon, Tenn. • Lebanon HS

2014: Saw action in one game, playing against Cumberland on Sept. 11.

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BEFORE UTM: Was a standout kicker at Lexington High School for head coach Bryant Hollingsworth…Was one of four finalists for Division II-AA Mr. Football Kicker of the Year in 2015, going 42-for-48 in PAT’s and 8-of-11 in field goal attempts…Booted a season-long 46-yard field goal in a firstround playoff victory at Ridgeway...Also handled punting and kickoff duties as a senior, punting for 650 yards on 15 punts (43.3 average) and 58 touchbacks in 66 kickoff attempts…Earned a Special Teams Player of the Year nod and a spot on the All-West Tennessee team by the Jackson Sun…Trained under former University of Tennessee kicker James Wilhoit.

2015: Saw action in six games, primarily seeing time on the special teams units and at the tight end position…Tallied one tackle against Southeast Missouri on Nov. 21.

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PERSONAL: Born on July 24, 1997…Son of James and Kim Counce…Has two siblings, Caleb and Rylee…Majoring in secondary education biology.

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Columbia, Tenn. • Cannon County HS

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2015: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Cannon County High School, where he played for his brother and Skyhawk football alum, head coach TJ Daniel (2006-07)…Had a standout performance on his Senior Night, rushing for 142 yards on 13 carries while scoring all three of the Lions’ touchdowns (two rushing, a 54yard fumble return) and adding 11 tackles plus an interception against Smith County…Played in the eighth annual Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic in Cookeville.

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PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 22, 1996…Son of Bruce and Melodie Daniel…Has two brothers, TJ and BJ…Majoring in health and human performance.

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Joseph Este

Metropolis, Ill. • Massac County HS

Kenner, La. • Copiah-Lincoln CC

Position OL Height 6-3 Weight 290 class Freshman

Position DB Height 5-11 Weight 200 class Junior

BEFORE UTM: Played under head coach Ryan Lott at Massac County High School…Played both on the offensive line and linebacker…Named to the Southern Illinois River-to-River all-conference squad…Played in the Southern Illinois East-West All-Star game. PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 14, 1998…Son of Steve and Jenna Donaldson… Majoring in physical therapy.

David DuBose Huntsville, Ala. • Columbia HS Position LB Height 6-3 Weight 230 class Freshman

PERSONAL: Born on April 3, 1998…Son of Antwone and Chenchatta DuBose… Has three siblings, Antoinette, Donavin and TiAra DuBose…Majoring in criminal justice with a minor in psychology.

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Shelbyville, Tenn. • Shelbyville Central HS

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BEFORE UTM: Played for head coach Glenn Davis for the past two seasons at Copiah-Lincoln Community College...Helped the Wolfpack finish No. 4 in the final NJCAA poll…Saw action in five games while notching 16 tackles, including one sack during his sophomore season…Also forced one fumble and tallied five pass breakups...Tallied a pair of interceptions against Jones County in his final game of the season to secure a three-point victory...Tallied 29 tackles including one tackle for loss as a freshman...Compiled 16 pass breakups on the season, including three against Jones County....Arguably his best performance came against Mississippi Delta when he tallied his lone interception of the season along with a pair of pass breakups…Prepped at Bonnabel High School for head coach Craig Lingle…Was selected to play in the 11th annual Bayou Bowl, an All-Star Game that features the best players from the Louisiana and Greater Houston area. PERSONAL: Born on June 25, 1994…Son of Candrice Este and Vincent Troia Jr…Has three siblings, Jardey Este, Vincent Troia III and Tonya Troia…Majoring in health and human performance.

BEFORE UTM: Played under head coach Chris Hancock at Columbia High School…Accumulated 19 tackles for loss (including 14 sacks) while scoring a pair of defensive touchdowns in 10 games as a senior…Also boasted 809 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns while earning first-team AllHuntsville Region accolades…Racked up Class 5A second team all-state honors and firstteam All-Huntsville Region honors in 2014.

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BEFORE UTM: Played at Shelbyville Central High School under head coach Jason Hardy…Helped lead the Golden Eagles to an 8-4 overall mark and District 8-AAA championship in 2013, their first district title in almost 20 years…Amassed 1,677 all-purpose yards in the last three years of his high school career, including 1,002 yards in his junior year alone…Caught 54 passes for 966 yards and 11 touchdowns from 2011-13…Overall scored 16 touchdowns in his prep career…Was the first-ever Shelbyville Central player selected to play in the 2013 East/West All-Star Game in Cookeville, Tenn., where he captured Defensive Player of the Game accolades after securing an interception and big tackle for loss on fourth down during a crucial West drive…Was named the Tullahoma News Lakeway Player of the Year…Also made 54 tackles during his sophomore and junior years combined. PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 9, 1996…Son of Manila Eddings and Richard Wells… Has two younger siblings, Michael and Terrance…Majoring in humanities and fine arts.

JP Fowler South Fulton, Tenn. • South Fulton HS Position S Height 5-10 Weight 200 class R-Junior

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2015: Appeared in one game, playing against Bethel on Sept. 10…Named to OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2014: Saw time in one game, making one tackle against Cumberland on Sept. 11. BEFORE UTM: Enjoyed a remarkable career at nearby South Fulton High School under head coach Kelly Spivey…Accounted for 91 points (13 touchdowns, nine extra points, two 2-point conversions) as a senior…Led the Red Devils with 103 rushing attempts, 801 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the ground…Also added team-highs of 17 receptions, 214 receiving yards and three touchdown catches…Defensively, made 68 tackles with three interceptions as a senior…Led the team with 66 tackles while adding an interception and two fumble recoveries in 2011…Also led the team in rushing (136 attempts for 894 yards and 14 touchdowns) and receiving (21 catches, 520 yards, two touchdowns)…Played in the inaugural West Tennessee All-Star Football Game in 2012 played at Liberty Tech High School in Jackson. PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 12, 1994…Son of Mike and Angie Fowler…Majoring in health and human performance.

Terry Fultz Memphis, Tenn. • Ridgeway HS Position OL Height 6-6 Weight 250 class Freshman

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Ridgeway High School under head coach Duron Sutton, helping guide the Roadrunners to a 12-2 record in 2014…Earned Class 5A first team all-state defensive lineman accolades by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association after wrapping up 71 tackles and 11 sacks as a junior in 2013…Also earned second team All-District 15AAA honors at defensive end as a sophomore…Highlighted by Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper as a “Best of the Preps” honoree in 2014…Played in the 13th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game in Memphis.

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PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 24, 1997…Son of Ramona Maclin…Has one sibling, Ciara…Majoring health and human performance.

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Marquez grayson

Selma, Ala. • Selma HS

Lexington, NC • East Carolinas

Position OL Height 6-4 Weight 350 class R-Sophomore

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2015: Appeared in one game, playing against Bethel on Sept. 10. 2014: Redshirted.

PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 24, 1995…Son of Carolyn Garrett…Majoring in criminal justice.

James Gilleylen Tupelo, Miss. • Tupelo HS

BEFORE UTM: Transfers in from East Carolina University, where he spent two seasons playing for head coach Scottie Montgomery…Played in four games last season, rushing for 88 yards while averaging 6.2 yards per carry… Rushed for 289 yards and five touchdowns as a redshirt freshman in 2014... Averaged 6.1 yards per carry…Ranked third on the team with six touchdowns (five rushing and one receiving)…Prepped at Lexington High School where he played in just seven games a senior due to injury while still notching 887 rushing yards and eight touchdowns…Record 1,000-yard rushing seasons during both junior (1,093) and sophomore (1,378) campaigns…Rushed for 17 touchdowns as a junior and 11 as a sophomore…Listed as the 32nd best running back in his signing class by Rivals.com. PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 31, 1994…Son of Marlon Bennett…Has one sibling, Shabuna McIntosh…Majoring in sports management.

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PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 5, 1995…Son of Samuel and Tiffany Gilleylen… Majoring in pre-engineering.

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2015: Played in nine games for the Skyhawks while making starts in the first three contest…Tallied 24 tackles, including one tackle for loss…Posted a career-best performance at Austin Peay on Oct. 17, tallying eight tackles, including one tackle for loss of three yards…Notched one pass breakup against Bethel on Sept. 10. 2014: Grew into one of the team’s best defensive backs as the season progressed, playing in 11 games while recording three starts…Amassed 36 tackles, two pass breakups and one quarterback hurry…Led the team in tackles twice, making a career-best 10 stops at No. 8 Jacksonville State on Oct. 4 while making seven tackles in the win at Eastern Illinois on Nov. 22… Had two pass breakups against Cumberland on Sept. 11. 2013: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Had a prolific run at Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School under head coaches Brandon Gregory and Rich Nixon…In three years as the starting quarterback, Hagens compiled 6,222 passing yards, a 59.6 percent completion percentage (344-for-577) and 63 passing touchdowns (against only 14 interceptions) to go along with 1,971 rushing yards and 35 rushing touchdowns…Led the Blue Devils to a 35-7 record in three years, guiding the team to their first-ever Class 2 state championship game (2010), state semifinals (2011) and state quarterfinals (2012)…Was named a Missouri state honorable mention by ESPN.com in 2011 and was a 2012 all-state Class 2 second team quarterback…In his three-year tenure as starting quarterback, MRHS scored 1,590 points in 42 games (37.9 per game), scoring season-highs of 80 points in 2010, 75 points in 2011 and 60 points in 2012. PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 27, 1994…Son of Malik and Tamara Hagens… Majoring in health and human performance.

PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 11, 1997…Son of Ken and Donna Gowdy…Has one sibling, Kendra Gardner…Majoring in criminal justice.

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BEFORE UTM: Played for head coach Jay Gore at McGavock High School, helping the Raiders to a 7-5 record and a Class 6A playoff berth as a senior… Earned Metro All-City honorable mention accolades by The Tennessean and also snared All-Region 3-6A accolades…Helped MHS to a 9-3 mark and a spot in the second round of the playoffs in 2014...Secured two interceptions against Tullahoma during his junior season.

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EVAN GOWDY Nashville, Tenn. • McGavock HS

Position S Height 6-3 Weight 200 class R-Junior

2015 IN REVIEW

BEFORE UTM: Helped lead Tupelo High School to a 13-2 overall record in 2013…Playing for head coach Trent Hammond, Gilleylen made 106 tackles at inside linebacker for the Golden Wave, who advanced to the MHSAA Class 6A state championship game, the first time a Tupelo team had went to the title game in 21 years…Was named the North team’s Bill Stewart Award winner of the 65th Bernard Blackwell All-Star Football Classic which took part at Gulfport High School…Was named a third team all-state honoree by 247Sports…Earned all-region first team accolades in 2012 and 2013 and was named runner up for region’s Defensive Player of the Year award.

Kahlid Hagens Maplewood, Mo. • Maplewood-Richmond Heighs HS

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2015: Made an immediate impact for the Skyhawks during his freshman campaign, playing in all 11 games while earning starts in the final 10 games… Posted 55 tackles including 5.5 tackles for loss…Tallied seven quarterback hurries and two pass breakups…Notched a career best eight tackles against No. 1 Jacksonville State on Sept. 26…Posted six games with five tackles or more including five consecutive games to start the season…Recovered a fumble at Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 7...Posted 2.5 tackles for loss while returning an interception 19 yards at Tennessee Tech (Oct. 3)…Tallied five combined quarterback hurries against Austin Peay and Murray State.

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Selma High School for head coach Leroy Miles… Played right tackle on the offensive line and nose guard on the defensive line for the Saints…Earned all-county all-star accolades in both 2012 and 2013.

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Position RB Height 6-1 Weight 189 class R-Junior

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Malik Harris

Devonte Howard

Nashville, Tenn. • Maplewood HS Position LB Height 6-2 Weight 215 class R-Freshman

Bryant, Ark. • Memphis Position WR Height 5-9 Weight 170 class Sophomore

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2015: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Played at Maplewood High School under head coach Arcentae Broome…Racked up 105 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, eight sacks, four forced fumbles and 30 quarterback hurries in his senior season alone…Also scored a pair of touchdowns (one rushing, one punt return) in 2014…Transferred to Maplewood halfway through his junior season after also playing at Pope John Paul II High School…Accumulated 57 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack and eight quarterback hurries in only five games during his junior campaign at Maplewood…Earned 2014 Metro Coaches Association all-city team honors and was also named as a top metro recruit by the Tennessee Tribune.

BEFORE UTM: Transfers in from Memphis University, where he spent one season playing for head coach Justin Fuente…Did not see game action… Prepped at Bryant High School under head coach Paul Calley…Helped lead the squad to a 9-3 record as a senior and a conference championship in 2013… He was second on the team in rushing with 654 yards and four touchdowns… Tallied 22 receptions for 312 yards and three touchdowns…Was named allstate in as a junior…Named the team’s Outstanding Back. PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 30, 1995…Son of Donald and Erma Howard…Has one sibling, DeIvory…Majoring in sports management.

Chris Jackson

PERSONAL: Born on May 14, 1997…Son of Katrina Alderson and Nellie Ezell… Has two older siblings, Joshua Morehead and Jacinta Currie…Majoring in sociology.

Lexington, Ky. • Lexington Catholic Position OL Height 6-9 Weight 305 class Freshman

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Berry, Ala. • Arkansas State Position RB Height 5-9 Weight 195 class Junior

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BEFORE UTM: Transfers from Arkansas State, where he spent two season playing for head coach Blake Anderson…Played in nine games, tallying 38 rushing attempts for 101 yards and a touchdown…Averaged 2.7 yards per carry…Caught two passes for 17 yards…Averaged 8.5 yards per catch… Scored his first career touchdown against Montana State in 2014…Prepped at Berry High School under head coach Danny Raines…Ended his prep career as the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) all-time career leader in total offense (11,788 yards), all-purpose yards (13,490) and rushing touchdowns (113)…Recorded 9,819 career rushing yards that were the second most in AHSAA history, just 20 yards shy of the state record… Scored 896 career points and 135 total touchdowns, which were the second and third most in AHSAA history, respectively…Named a first team all-state pick and to the Alabama-Mississippi All-State game in 2013, rushing for a career-high 2,125 yards and recorded 3,196 all-purpose yards as a senior… Also played defense during his career, recording more than 300 tackles, eight interceptions and nine forced fumbles from his linebacker position. PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 29, 1994…Son of Malinda Hollingsworth and Christopher Finch…Has seven siblings, Savannah, Tiffany, Kayla, James, Shan, Gabe and Christin…Still deciding on a major.

ANDREW HORTON-MARTINDALE Antioch, Tenn. • Cane Ridge HS Position S Height 6-1 Weight 190 class R-Sophomore

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2015: Saw action in one game, playing against Bethel on Sept. 10. 2014: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Cane Ridge High School, where he played for head coach Jonathan Parks…Was named a 2013 all-metro and all-city selection after helping guide the Ravens to a 6-5 overall record and playoff berth… Was selected to play in the Toyota East/West All-Star Game, which was played in Cookeville…Helped guide the Ravens to an 8-3 record and playoff appearance in 2012.

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BEFORE UTM: Played for head coach Mark Perry at Lexington Catholic High School…Helped the Knights to an 11-4 record (including an eight-game winning streak) and a trip to the Class 3A state playoffs in 2015…Helped block for an offense that produced 31.5 points per game during his senior season. PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 19, 1997…Son of Bruce Jackson and Anita Jackson…Has two siblings, Christina and Christon…Majoring in agribusiness management.

Justin Jackson Johns Creek, Ga. • Chattahoochee HS Position Db Height 5-10 Weight 175 class R-Junior

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2015: Saw action in nine games for the Skyhawks while earning three starts… Tallied 17 tackles on the season…Posted multi-tackle performances against Bethel (Sept. 10), Tennessee Tech (Oct. 3), Tennessee State (Oct. 10), Austin Peay (Oct. 17) and Arkansas (Oct. 31)…Notched two pass breakups on the season. 2014: Saw time in 11 contests. Making two tackles to go along with a pair of pass breakups…Had a tackle and a pass breakup against Cumberland on Sept. 11…Tallied a pass breakup at FBS member Kentucky on Aug. 30 while making a tackle at Central Arkansas on Sept. 6. 2013: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Was a big part of Chattahoochee High School’s success the past three seasons, as the Cougars tallied a 32-6 record on their way to three straight playoff appearances under head coach Terry Crowder…CHS won the state championship in 2010, won the Region 7AAAA championship and 2011 and reached the playoffs again in 2012 with a 7-4 overall record…Played wide receiver and cornerback but made his biggest impact on special teams, where he was named an All-Region 6AAAAAA first team returner by the Atlanta Journal Constitution…Best game of the season came against North Forsyth, when he took back two punts for touchdowns. PERSONAL: Born on April 30, 1995…Son of Aaron Jackson…Majoring in management.

PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 4, 1996…Son of Andrew Martindale and Shirley Morgan…Has two older siblings, Antonio Horton and Maurice Horton… Majoring in health and human performance.

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Marcus LaFlore Olive Branch, Miss. • East Mississippi CC

Position LB Height 5-8 Weight 205 class R-Freshman

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PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 18, 1996…Son of Tyrone and Andrea Jefferson… Majoring in pre-physical therapy.

Koreyon JOrdan Nashville, Tenn. • Pearl-Cohn HS

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped for head coach Tony Brunetti at Pearl-Cohn High School, helping the Firebirds to an 11-3 record in 2014…Wrapped up 110 tackles, eight tackles for loss, seven sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries during his senior season…Earned 2014 Metro Coaches Association all-city team honors and was also named as a top metro recruit by the Tennessee Tribune…Helped the West team to a 28-16 win in the eighth annual Toyota East-West Tennessee All-Star Game, tallying five tackles with a tackle for loss, forced fumble and pass breakup.

CHANCE KEY Brilliant, Ala. • Brilliant HS Position tE Height 6-5 Weight 225 class R-Freshman

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PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 23, 1996…Son of Wesley and Laura Key…Majoring in management.

2015: Saw action in four games for the Skyhawks on the offensive line against Ole Miss (Sept. 5), Bethel (Sept. 10), Tennessee Tech (Oct. 3) and Austin Peay (Oct. 17)…Named to OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. 2014: Suffered a season-ending arm injury in fall workouts and did not see game action…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. BEFORE UTM: Joined the Skyhawks after a one-year stint playing collegiate baseball at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas…Was a standout football player at Louisburg High School, where he earned Tri-County Spotlight Defensive Player of the Year accolades after making 69 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, a sack, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception as a senior…Helped lead the Wildcats to an extended Class 4A postseason run in 2012…Was a Kansas all-league performer on both the offensive and defensive lines as a senior while earning all-state honors for his work on the defensive line. PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 11, 1994…Son of Rich and Jeannie Larson…Majoring in secondary education.

Londell Lee Palos Heights, Ill. • Phoenix College Position WR Height 6-2 Weight 210 class Junior

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BEFORE UTM: Played for head coach Dan Cozzetto at Phoenix College... Caught 43 receptions for 564 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 13.1 yards per catch and 80.6 yards per game as a sophomore…Best game of the season came against Snow where he tallied 12 receptions for 183 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 71-yard catch...Also notched another 100-yard effort with 10 catches, 120 yards and two touchdowns against Glendale...Was named to the 2015 All-WSFL first team...Played in nine games while tallying 47 receptions, 826 yards and seven touchdowns as a freshman...Averaged 17.6 yards per catch and 91.8 yards per game in 2014, earning a spot on the All-WSFL second team…Prepped at Alan B. Shepard High School for head coach Dominic Passolano…Was one of three Position Tech National Player of the Week nominees when he amassed 520 allpurpose yards (including 226 receiving yards) and scored three touchdowns against Evergreen Park in Oct. 2012. PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 9, 1994…Son of Lawrence Lee Jr…Has nine siblings, Danielle, Kentrell, Asha, Lawrence, Jonathan, Jeff, Jordan, Jason and Brent… Majoring in sports business.

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BEFORE UTM: Played at Brilliant High School, the same program that produced former Skyhawk All-American offensive lineman Joe Gibbs (200609)…Playing for head coach Jarrod Helms, Key played quarterback and led the Tigers to a 7-5 record and second round playoff appearance in 2013…Headed an offense that produced 26.8 points per game, including a season-high 68 points against Vina on Sept. 27…Completed nine of his 12 pass attempts for 191 yards and three touchdowns while rushing nine times for 194 yards and three touchdowns in the aforementioned win over Vina…Rushed 22 times for 256 yards and four touchdowns against Marion County to lead BHS to its first 1A playoff berth in a decade.

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2015: Redshirted.

Position OL Height 6-3 Weight 275 class Sophomore

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PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 2, 1996…Son of Michael Jordan and Alethea Humphrey…Has two siblings, Kendra Payne and Christopher Jefferson… Majoring in sports management.

Kade Larson Louisburg, Kan. • Coffeyville CC

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Position LB Height 6-2 Weight 225 class R-Freshman

PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 27, 1995…Son of Earl and Sonja LeFlore…Has three siblings, Matthew, Myah and EJ…Majoring in kinesiology.

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Montgomery Bell Academy, where he was a standout linebacker for head coach Marty Euverard…Tallied 70 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and an interception as a senior, helping the Big Red to an 11-2 record and Division II-AA state championship, the school’s first since 2007…Had a team-high eight tackles while heading an MBA defense that forced four turnovers in its 10-7 win over Ensworth in the state title game…Was named to the 2014 all-state team by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association.

BEFORE UTM: Played for head coach Buddy Stephens at East Mississippi Community College…Played primarily linebacker for the Lions, tallying 15 tackles in 12 contests…Prepped at Olive Branch High School where he was a two-way player…Totaled 172 carries for 1,052 yards and 11 rushing touchdowns for his career…Averaged 6.1 yards per carry…Tallied 93 carries for 498 yards and five touchdowns as a senior…Posted 30 receptions for 260 yards and two touchdowns…Defensively tallied 49 total tackles, including 3.0 tackles for loss and one hurry for his career.

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Buffalo, NY • Bowling Green

Dickson, Tenn. • Dickson County HS

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BEFORE UTM: Transfers from Bowling Green State University, where he spent the past two years playing under head coach Dino Babers but did not see game action for the Falcons...Prepped at Canisius High School before transferring to Cleveland Hill as a senior...Despite facing a season-ending injury his senior year, he was named second team All-WNY as a junior and honorable mention all-state after registering 28 tackles, three sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...Was ranked as a Top-20 recruit in the state of New York by ESPN. PERSONAL: Born on April 26, 1994…Son of Steve and Diane Madlock…Has two siblings, Steve Jr. and Markita…Majoring in sociology.

Tae Martin Murfreesboro, Tenn. • Seigel HS Position S Height 6-0 Weight 187 class R-Junior

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2015: Appeared in seven contests while earning one start against Bethel on Sept. 10…Tallied 12 tackles, including one tackle for loss of seven yards…Tied his career-high in consecutive contest, notching five tackles against No. 15 Ole Miss (Sept. 5) and Bethel (Sept. 10)…Notched his first career sack against Bethel…Blocked kicks in back-to-back contests against Tennessee State (Oct. 10) and Austin Peay (Oct. 17)…Served as one of the team’s kick returners, notching 15 returns for 278 yards. 2014: Saw time in all 12 games, including a start at FBS No. 1 Mississippi State on Nov. 8…Made 17 tackles with three pass breakups and a tackle for loss…Had five games with three or more tackles, including a career-best four stops against No. 22 Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 20…Recorded a pair of pass breakups at FBS No. 1 Mississippi State on Nov. 8…Tied for the team lead in kickoff returns (eight), tallying 111 yards for an average of 13.9 and a long return of 21 yards. 2013: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Played for head coach Greg Wyant at Seigel High School… Helped the Stars compile a 5-0 District 7AAA worksheet and a perfect 10-0 record…Helped the team advance to the Class 6A state semifinals…Made 51 catches for 1,012 yards and 13 touchdowns his senior season…Was a two-time all-state selection…Named all-region and all-district his last two seasons…Elected to participate in the Toyota East vs. West All-Star Game. PERSONAL: Born on April 12, 1995…Son of Liz Martin…Majoring in health and human performance.

CJ McELRATH Decaturville, Tenn. • Riverside HS Position DB Height 6-1 Weight 190 class R-Sophomore

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2015: Saw action in five contests for the Skyhawks at the tight end position… Notched one reception for 31 yards at Arkansas on Oct. 31. 2014: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Played linebacker and tight end at Riverside High School for head coach Jeff Robertson…Accounted for a pair of touchdown runs in Riverside’s 27-20 season-opening win over Wayne County…Played on the South team in the second annual West Tennessee All-Star Game played on Dec. 14 at Liberty Tech High School in Jackson, Tenn….Was a reliable red zone target for the Panthers as a junior, hauling in five touchdowns.

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2015: Saw action in all 11 games, serving as the team’s primary kickoff specialist…Notched 72 kicks for 3,965 yards…Averaged 55.1 yards per kickoff…Tallied 13 touchbacks. 2014: Saw time in a pair of games, playing in the season opener at FBS member Kentucky (Aug. 30) and against Cumberland (Sept. 11)…Handled five kickoffs for 296 yards (59.2 yard average) against Cumberland. 2013: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Played at Dickson County High School under head coach Troy Williams…Helped lead the Cougars to a 10-2 record and a second-round berth in the TSSAA state playoffs in 2012…Tallied 41 touchbacks in 49 kickoff attempts…Also added eight field goals and 46 PAT’s…Was a big part of DCHS’s prolific offense, as he had five games of six or more PAT’s…Played a big part in the Cougars’ 19-14 win over Springfield, racking up four field goals and a PAT (13 points)…Kicked a career-long 48-yard field goal as a junior…Was selected to participate in the Kentucky-Tennessee National Guard Border Bowl on Jan. 12 at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, Ky. PERSONAL: Born on Oct. 9, 1994…Son of Scott and Jill Mersman…Majoring in management.

Jaylon Moore Memphis, Tenn. • Mitchell HS Position WR Height 6-2 Weight 180 class R-Freshman

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2015: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Was a standout wide receiver at Mitchell High School under head coach Vernon Woods…Earned Class 2A all-state honors by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association while also garnering first team AllDistrict 16A accolades…Accumulated 1,147 receiving yards on 53 receptions as a senior, hauling in 15 touchdowns while adding another rushing score… Recorded 15 tackles with three interceptions on defense in 2014…Helped the Tigers to the Class 2A state quarterfinals as a junior…Highlighted by Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper as a “Best of the Preps” honoree in 2014… Helped the West team to a 28-16 win in the eighth annual Toyota East-West Tennessee All-Star Game. PERSONAL: Born on July 1, 1997…Son of Hollis Moore...Majoring in business and global affairs.

Jay Murphy Lewisburg, Tenn. • Marshall County HS Position DL Height 6-4 Weight 335 class Junior

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2015: Saw action in 10 games while earning one start at No. 15 Ole Miss on Sept. 5…Tallied 25 tackles including 1.5 tackles for loss…Tallied career-high six tackles at Austin Peay on Oct. 17…Notched half a sack at Tennessee Tech on Oct. 3…Blocked a kick against Tennessee State on Oct. 10. 2014: Showed promise as a true freshman, seeing action in 11 games with one start (at Tennessee State on Oct. 18)…Compiled nine tackles and one tackle for loss…Had three multi-tackle performances, highlighted by three tackles at No. 8 Jacksonville State on Oct. 4.

PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 24, 1996…Son of Maurice McElrath…Majoring in humanities and fine arts. 2006 OVC CHAMPIONS • 2016 UT MARTIN FOOTBALL GUIDE • back-to-back SGT. YORK TROPHY


Terry Norris Springfield, Mass. • Lackawanna College Position RB Height 5-8 Weight 220 class Sophomore

PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 14, 1996…Son of Roxie Murphy…Majoring in humanities and fine arts.

Joseph Murry Birmingham, Ala. • Midfield HS

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2015: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Midfield High School, where he played for head coach Rod Isaac…Helped the Patriots to back-to-back state playoff berths (2013-14)…Wrapped up 129 tackles (89 solo), 23 tackles for loss, eight sacks, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a pair of pass breakups in 2014, helping MHS finish second in its conference…Was named an honorable mention all-state 3A performer by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as a junior.

PERSONAL: Born on March 20, 1994…Son of James Norris and Tracina Brown…Has two siblings, Joshua Norris and Christopher Spears…Majoring in marketing.

Zach Parker Union City, Tenn. • Union City HS Position OL Height 6-2 Weight 250 class R-Freshman

Kyle Naes Barlett, Tenn. • Memphis University School

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at nearby Union City High School, where he was a member of a pair of 1A state championship squads (2013, 2014) while playing for head coach Darren Bowling…Helped guide the Golden Tornadoes to a 14-0 mark as a senior and a 13-1 record as a junior… Played in the 2014 West Tennessee All-Star Game, which was played in Jackson. PERSONAL: Born on May 2, 1997…Son of Luke and Kathleen Parker…Has a twin brother, Mason…Majoring in engineering.

2014: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Attended Memphis University School, where he played left tackle under head coach Bobby Alston…Helped the Owls to a 10-3 overall record and a playoff berth in 2013 and a 10-3 record in 2012…Was named to the Memphis Commercial Appeal’s second team Division 2-AA West allregion offense in 2013…Participated in the 2013 AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School Football All-Star Game.

AUSTIN NEWSOM White Bluff, Tenn. • Creek Wood HS Position OL Height 6-5 Weight 325 class R-Freshman

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Lake Minneola High School, where he played under head coaches Corey Brinson and Walter Banks…Helped lead the Hawks to a 6-4 record in 2015…Was labeled as a “Player to Watch” in the Central Florida Super 60 college football recruit list published by the Orlando Sentinel… Earned Daily Commercial all-area honorable mention accolades following his senior campaign…Tallied 29 tackles and eight tackles-for-loss as a junior.

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PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 18, 1995…Son of Jim and Lori Naes…Has four older siblings, Kandace Buechler, Karli Smith, Kayla Macias and Robert Naes… Majoring in engineering.

AUSTIN PICKETT Lake Minneola, Fla. • Lake Minneola HS

2015 IN REVIEW

2015: Saw action in one game, playing against Bethel on Sept. 10.

2015: Redshirted.

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PERSONAL: Born on May 27, 1997…Majoring in health and human performance.

Position OL Height 6-4 Weight 295 class R-Sophomore

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Position DL Height 6-2 Weight 260 class R-Freshman

BEFORE UTM: Had a breakout season at Lackawanna College where he led the Falcons’ ground attack for head coach Mark Duda...Saw action in nine games while leading the team with 118 attempts, 934 yards and eight rushing touchdowns…Averaged 7.9 yards per carry and 103.8 yards per game while also notching nine receptions for 117 yards and a pair of touchdowns...Best game of the season came against Dean College where he had 20 attempts for a career-high 242 yards...Eclipsed the 100-yard mark on five occasions, accomplishing the feat in four consecutive games at one point...Scored two touchdowns against Globe Institute of Technology while tallying 114 yards on the ground…Attended Longmeadow High School, where he played for head coach Alex Rotsko.

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Marshall County High School under head coach Aaron Pitts, where he was an anchor on both the defensive and offensive lines…Was named a first team All-District 12 AA defensive lineman by the Tennessean and was named the 2013 District 12 AA Lineman of the Year by the Columbia Daily Herald…Helped the Tigers to a playoff berth during his junior season.

PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 8, 1997…Son of Samuel Pickett and Matina Cole…Has two siblings, Chris and Jonathan Pickett…Majoring in business management.

BEFORE UTM: Was a mainstay on both lines for head coach Chuck Daniel at Creek Wood High School…Tallied 65 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and five pass breakups in 2014…Had a breakout game against East Hickman on Oct. 14, tallying two sacks, two drive-ending tackles for a loss and blocking a pass in a 48-24 victory…Ended his prep career with 120 tackles, 15 sacks and 10 passes defended...Was also an all-district offensive lineman…Played in the 2014 Offense Defense All-American Game in Orlando, Fla. PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 17, 1997…Son of Matthew and Desiree Taylor…Has two siblings, Katlyn Newsom and Ryleigh Taylor…Majoring in agriculture.

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Kevin Prather Jr Murfreesboro, Tenn. • Oakland HS Position LB Height 6-0 Weight 230 class Sophomore

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by the St. Louis Post Dispatch as a 2011 Suburban South first team offensive player and second team offensive player in 2012. PERSONAL: Born on May 31, 1995…Son of George and Belinda Roberts… Has a brother, Jackson, who played four seasons at UT Martin…Majoring in management.

Dallis Sangster Bolivar, Tenn. • Bolivar Central HS

2015: Posted a breakout season during his true freshman campaign, playing in and starting all 11 contests…Tallied 57 tackles and eight tackles for loss… Recorded a career-high with 11 tackles against Bethel on Sept. 10…Notched 2.5 sacks on the season, occurring in back-to-back contests against Tennessee Tech (Oct. 3) and Tennessee State (Oct. 10)…Forced one fumble…Tallied seven quarterback hurries and one pass breakup. BEFORE UTM: Earned a reputation as one of the state’s best defensive players at Oakland High School under head coach Thomas McDaniel…Helped the Patriots finish with a 12-2 record in 2014, as OHS fell to eventual Class 6A state champion Maryville in the state semifinals…Compiled 119 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, two sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles as a senior, capturing Class 6A all-state honors by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association…Earned the title of District 7-AAA Defensive MVP on two different occasions by area coaches…Tallied 125 tackles, 13.5 tackles for loss and an interception with six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a junior…Racked up seven tackles for the East team in the eighth annual Toyota East-West Tennessee All-Star Game.

Position OL Height 6-4 Weight 310 class Freshman

BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Bolivar Central High School under head coach Woodrow Lowe…Helped guide the Tigers to a 6-5 mark and a playoff appearance as a senior…Was a first team all-district defensive lineman as both a senior and a junior while also earning All-West Tennessee honorable mention accolades by the Jackson Sun. PERSONAL: Born on March 30, 1998…Son of Calvin Sangster and Felicia Harris…Has three siblings, Damon, Andes and Torea…Still deciding on a major.

DJ Simmons Rogersville, Ala. • Lauderdale County HS

PERSONAL: Born on Oct. 12, 1996…Son of Kevin and Tarina Prather…Has five siblings: Brittany Prather, Casey Prather, Javen Sims, Victoria Douglas and Kelsie Prather…Brother Casey was an All-American basketball player at the University of Florida (2010-14) and is currently playing in the NBA’s Developmental League…Majoring in business and global affairs.

Kevin Reid Clarksville, Tenn. • Northeast HS Position DB Height 6-0 Weight 170 class R-Sophomore

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2015: Saw action in two games, playing against Bethel on Sept. 10 and Austin Peay on Oct. 17. 2014: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Attended Northeast High School in Clarksville, Tenn., where he played for head coach Isaac Shelby…Helped lead the Eagles to a 9-4 record and a playoff berth in 2013…Earned 2013 Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle/ Legends Bank all-area and all-region accolades after tallying 40 tackles, two interceptions, nine passes defended and six blocked kicks…Was selected to the USA Football U17 National Team in 2012. PERSONAL: Born on May 11, 1996…Son of Ralph Johnson and the late Toni Johnson…Majoring in health and human performance.

ALEX ROBERTS St. Louis, Mo. • Webster Groves HS Position OL Height 6-4 Weight 290 class R-Junior

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2015: Played in two games on the offensive line…Saw action against No. 15 Ole Miss on Sept. 5 and Bethel on Sept. 10. 2014: Saw time in one contest, playing against Cumberland on Sept. 11. 2013: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Came from the highly successful Webster Groves High School program, which produced a 44-6 record over four seasons under head coach Cliff Ice...Helped lead the Statesmen to a 9-3 mark in 2012 and an appearance in the Class 5 district 2 championship game…WCHS ended the season with a No. 8 state ranking in the Missouri Class 5 ranks…Helped block for one of the top scoring teams in Class 5 (28.1 points per game)…Helped WCHS rush for 2,488 yards (6.8 yards per carry, 207.3 yards per game) in 2012…Was named

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2015: Played in nine games for the Skyhawks, primarily on special teams… Tallied 10 tackles and one tackle for loss…Recorded half a sack against Murray State on Oct. 24. 2014: Saw time in all 12 contests, registering eight tackles and a quarterback hurry…Best game came against Cumberland on Sept. 11, accounting for a career-high four tackles and a quarterback hurry. 2013: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Played for head coach Bob Grisham at Lauderdale County High School…Was a two-time honorable mention all-state selection…Was a threetime All-Lauderdale County honoree and was named the 2012 Lauderdale County Defensive Player of the Year…Made the first team All-Region 8…Was a two-time Daily all-area selection and the 2012 Lauderdale County High School MVP…Led the team with 91 solo tackles. PERSONAL: Born on July 13, 1995…Son of Amos and Grannisei Simmons… Majoring in health and human performance.

D’Carrious Stephens Union City, Tenn. • Union City HS Position DB Height 6-0 Weight 195 class Freshman

BEFORE UTM: Was a reliable option for head coach Darren Bowling at the highly successful Union City High School program…Helped lead the Golden Tornadoes to an 11-1 mark in 2015, extending the program’s winning streak to 38 games before a second-round playoff loss…Earned Class 1A allstate honors by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association as a defensive back, picking off two passes after tallying seven interceptions in 2014…Gained 973 rushing yards on just 50 carries, scoring 17 touchdowns on the ground while adding a pair of receiving scores…Was part of backto-back state championship squads in 2013-14. PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 22, 1998…Son of Shyretha Stephens…Has three siblings, Nisha, Shyon and Jakyron…Majoring in sports management.

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Nashville, Tenn. • Hillsboro HS

Olive Branch, Miss. • Northeast Mississippi CC

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2014: Redshirted…Was named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

BEFORE UTM: Joins the Skyhawks out of Northeast Mississippi Community College, where he shattered records under head coach Ricky Smither… Became only the third NMCC quarterback to pass for over 1,000 yards in a single season in 2014, joining former NFL quarterback Bruce Hall and Emanuel Francis on the prestigious list…Threw for 1,573 yards – the most passing yards by any NMCC player in a decade – and 14 touchdowns in nine games…Best game of the season came on Oct. 16 when he set season-highs in completions (19), completion percentage (67.9) and passing yards (256) while tossing three touchdown strikes…Also passed for a season-best four touchdowns against Northwest Mississippi Community College on Sept. 18 and added a three-touchdown game against Coahoma Community College on Sept. 27…Added one rushing touchdown on the season…Prepped at Lake Cormorant High School, where he played for head coach Nick Nester…Passed for 1,824 yards with 13 touchdowns in 10 games as a junior, earning a spot in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic and the Bernard Blackwell All-Star Game.

BEFORE UTM: Played wide receiver and safety at Hillsboro High School under head coach Craig Clayton…Helped guide the Burros to the second round of the playoffs in 2013, finishing with a 6-6 overall record…Played for the West team in the 2013 East/West All-Star Classic played in Cookeville, Tenn….Was named an All-District 12-AAA honoree while also earning Metro All-City honorable mention honors. PERSONAL: Born on Aug. 5, 1996…Son of Porter and Marguerite Streator… Majoring in pre-med biology.

Collin Tatko Southaven, Miss. • Northpoint Christian HS Position TE Height 6-6 Weight 255 class Freshman

PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 9, 1995…Son of Wendell and Jerri Thompson... Majoring in management.

Julian Thompson-Clay

BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Northpoint Christian High School under head coach Greg Wallace…Helped lead the Trojans to a 13-1 record in 2015... Played in 14 games as a senior, tallying seven receptions for 110 yards and a pair of touchdowns...Playing both sides of the ball, he tallied 42 career tackles along with four tackles for loss…Took part in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game…Helped lead Northpoint to a 7-4 record and an appearance in the Division 2-A playoffs during his junior campaign.

WILFRED TAYLOR Daytona Beach, Fla. • Mainland HS Position WR Height 5-8 Weight 160 class Sophomore

2015: Saw action in three games for the Skyhawks before suffering a seasonending knee injury…Tallied one catch for two yards…Notched one carry for 11 yards…Returned four kickoffs for 104 yards…Averaged 26.0 yards per kick return.

2015: Played in all 11 games for the Skyhawks…Tallied 25 tackles on the season, including 2.5 tackles for loss…Notched five tackles, including 1.5 for loss at Austin Peay on Oct. 17…Posted two sacks on the season in consecutive weeks against Austin Peay (Oct. 17) and Murray State (Oct. 24)…Notched five quarterback hurries and one pass breakup. 2014: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Rossview High School under head coach Ron Lambert…Playing linebacker and wide receiver, Thompson-Clay helped guide the Hawks to a 9-2 overall record in 2013…Tallied 25 tackles (22 solo), four sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery during his senior season… Combined for 693 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns in his final two seasons at RHS…Earned all-district honors in back-to-back seasons (2012 and 2013). PERSONAL: Born on Oct. 27, 1995…Son of LaShaune Thompson and Earnest Clay…Has one younger sibling, Taylor…Majoring in humanities.

PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 1, 1997…Son of Nancy Summers and Wilfred Taylor…Has two siblings, Tateia Taylor and Jaylan Kittles…Majoring in psychology.

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BEFORE UTM: Made a name as one of the best playmakers in the Sunshine State, as he helped Mainland High School post a 14-1 record under head coach Scott Wilson in 2014…The speedy Taylor hauled in 66 receptions for 1,047 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior, helping the Buccaneers hold the No. 1 spot in the state’s 6A ranks for the majority of the season…Racked up 263 yards and four touchdowns in three postseason games, averaging 46 yards per touchdown reception…Was named a Class 6A all-state honorable mention selection by the Associated Press.

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2015 IN REVIEW

PERSONAL: Born on July 25, 1997…Son of Mark and Paige Tatko…Has two siblings, Nathan and Meredith…Majoring in exercise science.

Clarksville, Tenn. • Rossview HS

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2015: Saw action in nine games while earning one start against Tennessee State on Oct. 15…Notched nine receptions for 109 yards…Averaged 12.1 yards per reception.

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2015: Played in all 11 games for the Skyhawks in both the secondary and on special teams…Tallied four tackles, all of which coming against No. 15 Ole Miss on Sept. 5…Named to OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

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Garrett Wall

Cordova, Tenn. • Cordova HS

Fairview, Tenn. • Fairview HS

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2015: Played in two games on the defensive line…Saw action against Bethel on Sept. 10 and Austin Peay on Oct. 17…Notched five tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss.

2015: Played in seven games before suffering a season-ending injury…Tallied 12 tackles, including 0.5 tackles for loss…Posted season-best performance at Austin Peay on Oct. 17 with five tackles…Notched one quarterback hurry.

BEFORE UTM: Was a dominant force on the defensive line for head coach Anthony Jones, Jr. at Cordova High School…Helped lead the Wolves to a 6-5 mark as a senior in 2013…Was named to the Memphis Commercial Appeal “Best of the Preps” MIAA 5A-6A team as a junior…Was named to the AllDistrict 14-AAA first team defense team by the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

2014: Redshirted.

PERSONAL: Born on June 18, 1996…Son of Tamisha Turner...Majoring in communications.

Sean Turner Memphis, Tenn. • KIPP Collegiate School Position DL Height 6-4 Weight 250 class R-Freshman

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BEFORE UTM: Played for head coach Chris Hughes at Fairview High School… Helped lead the Yellow Jackets to an 11-2 record and TSSAA Class 3A state quarterfinalist berth in 2013…Carried the ball for 11 times for 61 yards and also threw a touchdown pass in the state quarterfinal game…Earned 2013 Class 3A all-state accolades at linebacker by the Memphis Commercial Appeal…Also was named to the 2013 Tennessee Sports Writers Association all-state defensive team for Class 3A…Chalked up Super Region accolades for District 12-AA by the Columbia Daily Herald…Was selected to play in the Toyota East/West All-Star Classic played in Cookeville, Tenn. PERSONAL: Born on June 24, 1996…Son of Matt and Shari Wall…Majoring in humanities and fine arts.

Garrett Walton Union City, Tenn. • Union City HS Position WR Height 5-10 Weight 165 class R-Freshman

2015: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Displayed big play ability at KIPP Collegiate School under head coach Tim Thompson…Earned Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper first team All-District 16A honors on both offense (tight end) and defense (linebacker) for the Phoenix as a senior…Accounted for a pair of touchdowns (70-yard catch, 45-yard fumble recovery) in a 48-7 win over Rossville on Sept. 14, 2014…Was named to the Memphis Commercial Appeal “Best of the Preps” Tennessee 1A-2A-3A team as a junior…Hauled in a 60-yard touchdown pass against Rossville Christian on Sept. 13, 2013. PERSONAL: Born on April 4, 1996…Son of Christopher Turner, Sr. and Katrina Wiley…Has two siblings, Tyran Moore and Todarrius Craft…Majoring in business and global affairs.

JAMES WALKER Eufaula, Ala. • Eufaula HS Position OL Height 6-5 Weight 285 class Freshman

2015: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Joins the Skyhawks after a remarkable career at nearby Union City High School under head coach Darren Bowling…Helped lead the Golden Tornadoes to back-to-back 1A state championships at quarterback, including unblemished 14-0 record in 2014 and a 13-1 mark in 2013…Scored a rushing touchdown in the 56-14 win over Coalfield in the 2014 state championship showdown…Guided Union City to a 23-14 win over South Pittsburg in the 2013 state title game...Took part in the 2014 West Tennessee All-Star Game, played in Jackson. PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 18, 1997…Son of Michael and Christa Walton… Majoring in secondary education.

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BEFORE UTM: Played for head coach Bryan Moore at Eufaula High School… Was part of a Tiger squad that went 9-1 and advanced to the second round of the state playoffs in 2015…Earned Class 5A all-state second team accolades from the Alabama Sports Writers Association…Helped block for an offense that averaged 40.4 points per game during his senior campaign. PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 4, 1997…Son of James and Lora Walker…Has two siblings, Jasmine and Antonio…Majoring in sports management.

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Trey Warren Marietta, Ga. • Marietta HS Position LB Height 6-0 Weight 189 class R-Junior

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2015: Played in 10 games for the Skyhawks…Tallied six tackles…Notched a quarterback hurry at Eastern Kentucky on Nov. 7. 2014: Saw game action in all 12 contests, making seven tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and one quarterback hurry…Best game of his career came on Sept. 11 against Cumberland, as he compiled five tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and a quarterback hurry…Also made tackles at Murray State (Nov. 1) and at FBS No. 1 Mississippi State (Nov. 8). 2013: Redshirted. BEFORE UTM: Came to UT Martin from Marietta High School, where he played under head coach Scott Burton…Led the Blue Devils to an appearance in the second round of the Georgia state playoffs last season…Tallied 57 tackles and 9.5 sacks as a senior…Had four sacks in a 27-13 victory over Hillgrove…Came up big in the postseason, recording a pair of sacks on the final drive of a 30-27 road win over Lowndes in the first round of the playoffs.

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Rod Williams II Germantown, Tenn. • Germantown HS

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2014: Appeared in 10 games, logging one start (at No. 8 Jacksonville State on Oct. 4)…Snared eight receptions for 116 yards (14.5 yard average) and one touchdown…Hauled in his first career touchdown catch at FBS member Kentucky on Aug. 30…Had three receptions for over 15 yards, including a 43yard catch against Austin Peay on Oct. 25…Also reeled in a 23-yard reception at FBS No. 1 Mississippi State on Nov. 8. 2013: Redshirted.

PERSONAL: Born on Oct. 19, 1994…Son of Curtis and Nancy Weathers… Father Curtis played linebacker for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns from 1979-85 after a standout career at Ole Miss...Majoring in management.

JUSTYCE WHITE Position LB Height 6-2 Weight 210 class Freshman

BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Mount Juliet High School under head coach Trey Perry...Wrapped up 33 total tackles, including four tackles for loss in 2014...Also forced three fumbles with one fumble recovery...Was named to Examiner Class 6A all-state team while also earning all-region honors...Played in the Toyota East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Classic Game.

PERSONAL: Born on Apr. 8, 1998…Son of Rodney and Vivian Williams…Has three siblings, Nakita, Amacia and Chasity…Still deciding on a major.

Chris Williams-Hall Miami, Fla. • Marshall Position S Height 6-0 Weight 186 class Sophomore

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BEFORE UTM: Transfers from Marshall University where he played under head coach Doc Holliday…Played in one game for the Thundering Herd against Purdue…Tallied one tackle…Prepped at Jackson High School under head coach Antonio Brown…Named a first-team All-Dade selection. PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 1, 1994…Son of Anthony Hall and Sheila Williams… Majoring in pre-med.

Lamarcus Young Barlett, Tenn. • Bartlett HS Position S Height 6-0 Weight 186 class Sophomore

BEFORE UTM: Prepped for head coach Jeff McFerran at Bartlett High School... One of his best games came against Oakhaven when he rushed 17 times for 174 yards and four touchdowns...Named to the Memphis Commercial Appeal “Best of Preps” team...Played in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game...Was named to 14-AAA All-District team and Region 4-6A All-Region team.

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Mt. Juliet, Tenn. • Mt. Juiet HS

BEFORE UTM: Joins the Skyhawks from Germantown High School where he played for head coach Chris Smith...Was named an all-metro performer along with being named to the 15-AAA All-District second team in 2015… Spotlighted as a top prospect in Tennessee by recruiting guru Murphy Fair.

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BEFORE UTM: Joins the Skyhawks from Germantown High School, where he played under the direction of head coach Charlie White…Tallied 35 receptions for 1,067 yards (23.6 yards per catch) and nine touchdowns for his career…Played free safety on defense…Named first team all-conference and all-county…Recognized as second team all-region…Played in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Game.

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2015: Appeared and started in all 11 games…Tallied 62 receptions for 726 yards (11.7 yard average) and eight touchdowns…Posted his first career multi-touchdown game against Bethel on Sept. 10, tallying five receptions for 105 yards and three touchdowns…He tallied another multi-touchdown game at Eastern Kentucky on No. 7, notching seven catches for 106 yards and two touchdowns…He tallied three 100-yard receiving games against Bethel (Sept. 10), at Arkansas (Oct. 31) and at Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 7)…His longest reception of the season came on a 48-yard reception at Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 7)…Tallied five or more receptions in seven games.

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Caylon Weathers Germantown, Tenn. • Germantown HS

PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 1, 1997…Son of Maurice Henry and Danielle Smith…Majoring in sports management.

DONNELL WILLIAMS St. Louis, Mo. • Gateway Tech HS Position WR Height 6-3 Weight 200 class Freshman

PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 14, 1997…Son of George and Tamar Williams…Has one sibling, Devon…Still deciding on a major.

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Gateway Tech High School, playing under head coach Jason Dulick...Helped lead his team to a 9-2 record and a conference championship as a senior...Tallied 41 catches for 713 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns...Averaged 17.4 yards per catch...Earned all-conference first team honors and was also named a first team all-district performer...Was also named Public High League Offensive Player of the Year along with being named a 2015 Missouri All-State Media and Coaches selection...Hauled in 32 catches for 627 yards and three touchdowns as a junior.

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Position Breakdown

OFFENSE

QUARTERBACKS

16 Kyle Akin R-Fr. Clay Beathard Fr. 10 Troy Cook R-Jr. 4 Gunnar Holcombe R-Sr. 12 Ian Leggett R-Sr.

RUNNING BACKS 24 Jaimiee Bowe So. 20 Ty Brown R-So. Chris Davis R-Jr. 25 Ladevin Fair R-Sr. 6 Marquez Grayson R-Jr. 22 Terrance Hollingsworth R-So. Marcus LaFlore So. Terry Norris So. 1 Najee Ray R-Sr.

WIDE RECEIVERS 88 Ben Axline R-Sr. 87 Tyler Eddings R-So. 19 Jack Gammon R-Sr. 86 Devonte Howard So. 17 Kyle Kerrick R-Sr. 13 Londell Lee Jr. 9 Greg McKillion R-Sr. 84 Jaylon Moore R-Fr. 89 Wilfred Taylor So. 82 Garrett Walton R-Fr. 11 Caylon Weathers R-Jr. Donnell Williams Fr. 81 Rod Williams, II Fr.

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TIGHT ENDS 42 Demonta Daniel R-Jr. 83 Chance Key R-Fr. 80 CJ McElrath R-So. Collin Tatko Fr. 15 Brett Thompson Jr.

LINEMEN 64 Kadarren Bond R-Jr. 60 Olandrious Booker Sr. 74 Robert Burleigh R-Jr. 72 Isaac Chapman R-Fr. 62 Kenneth Crenshaw R-Sr. Zach Donaldson Fr. 79 Mark Garrett R-So. 75 Terry Fultz Fr. 76 Chris Jackson Fr. 98 Kade Larson R-Jr. 77 Corey Madlock Jr. 65 Kyle Naes R-So. 78 Austin Newsom R-Fr. Zach Parker R-Fr. 73 Tyrone Patterson Sr. 71 Alex Roberts R-Jr. Dallis Sangster Fr. 70 James Walker Fr.

DEFENSE

44 TJ Jefferson Fr. 40 Koreyon Jordan Fr. 35 Kevin Prather, Jr. So. 55 DJ Simmons R-Jr. 36 Julian Thompson-Clay R-So. 41 Garrett Wall R-So. 30 Trey Warren R-Jr. Justyce White Fr.

DEFENSIVE BACKS Brandon Alexander Fr. 37 Brandon Anderson R-Fr. 5 Rakeem Battle Jr. 9 Antonio Clifton Jr. 1 Sheldon Dawson R-Sr. 2 Joseph Este Jr. Evan Gowdy Fr. 21 Andrew Horton-Martindale R-So. 23 Justin Jackson R-Jr. 31 Kevin Reid So. D’Carrious Stephens Fr. Lamarcus Young Fr.

LINEMEN

8 Anthony Brown So. 95 Donald Cofield, Jr. R-Fr. 99 Chris Coleman R-Sr. Matthew Counce Fr. 97 Julian Crutchfield Fr. 4 Keith Jones R-Sr. 56 Jay Murphy Jr. 92 Joseph Murry R-Fr. 47 Austin Pickett Fr. 90 Tyler Sweeden R-Sr. 91 Damani Taylor R-Sr. 93 Mike Turner R-So. 98 Chris Turner, Jr. R-Fr.

LINEBACKERS 7 Ervin Alston Sr. 43 James Cotton R-Jr. 45 Caleb Counce R-Sr. David DuBose Fr. 50 James Gilleylen R-So. 34 Malik Harris R-Fr.

SAFETIES

26 AJ Daniel R-Fr. 32 JP Fowler R-Jr. 18 Kahlid Hagens R-Jr. 3 Tae Martin R-Jr. 27 Porter Streator III R-So. 12 Chris Williams-Hall R-So.

SPECIALISTS KICKERS

38 Brett Arkelian R-Jr. Ryan Courtright Fr. 49 Mitch Mersman R-Jr.

PUNTERS 38 Brett Arkelian R-Jr. 58 Dillon Caverly Fr.

LONG SNAPPER 51 39

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FLORIDA (10) Ervin Alston (Jacksonville) Rakeem Battle (Lake City) Anthony Brown (Miami) Jose Carballo (Miami) Troy Cook (Miami) Gunnar Holcombe (For Lauderdale) Ian Leggett (Davie, Fla.) Austin Pickett (Lake Minneola) Wilfred Taylor (Daytona Beach) Chris Williams-Hall (Miami)

KANSAS (1) Kade Larson (Louisburg)

LOUISIANA (1) Joseph Este (Kennder) MASSACHUSETTS (1) Terry Norris (Springfield) NEW YORK (1) Corey Madlock (Buffalo) NORTH CAROLINA (1) Marquez Grayson (Lexington) PENNSYLVANIA (1) Kyle Kerrick (Coatesville) SOUTH CAROLINA (1) Jaimiee Bowe (Spartanburg) TEXAS (1) Brandon Anderson (Frisco)

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GEORGIA (3) Kenneth Crenshaw (Stone Mountain) Justin Jackson (Johns Creek) Trey Warren (Marietta)

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KENTUCKY (3) Ben Axline (Shelbyville) Chris Jackson (Lexington) Tyler Sweeden (Louisville)

CALIFORNIA (1) Brett Arkelian (Clovis)

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MISSOURI (4) Khalid Hagens (Maplewood) Keith Jones (Florissant) Alex Roberts (St. Louis) Donnell Williams (St. Louis)

OHIO (2) Chris Davis (Cincinnati) Jack Gammon (Columbus)

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MISSISSIPPI (8) Olandrious Booker (Lambert) Bobby Daggett (Pascagoula) Antonio Clifton (Tupelo) James Gilleylen (Tupelo) Marcus LaFlore (Olive Branch) Tyrone Patterson (Gautier) Collin Tatko (Southaven) Brett Thompson (Olive Branch)

ARKANSAS (2) Devonte Howard (Bryant, Ark.) Greg McKillion (Blytheville)

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ALABAMA (8) Brandon Alexander (Madison) David DuBose (Huntsville) Mark Garrett (Selma) Terrance Hollingsworth (Berry) Chance Key (Brilliant) Joseph Murry (Birmingham) DJ Simmons (Rogersville) James Walker (Eufaula)

ILLINOIS (3) James Cotton (Belleville) Zach Donaldson (Metropolis) Londell Lee (Palos Heights)

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TENNESSEE (46) Kyle Akin (Jackson) Clay Beathard (Franklin) Kadarren Bond (Brownsville) Ty Brown (Martin) Robert Burleigh (Jackson) Dillon Caverly (Paris) Isaac Chapman (Clinton) Donald Cofield Jr. (Memphis) Chris Coleman (Brighton) Caleb Counce (Paris) Matthew Counce (Paris) Ryan Courtright (Lexington) AJ Daniel (Columbia) Demonta Daniel (Dickson) Sheldon Dawson (North Memphis) Tyler Eddings (Shelbyville) Ladevin Fair (Troy) JP Fowler (South Fulton) Evan Gowdy (Nashville) Malik Harris (Nashville) Andrew Horton-Martindale (Antioch) Koreyon Jordan (Nashville) Tae Martin (Murfreesboro) CJ McElrath (Decaturville) Mitch Mersman (Dickson) Jaylon Moore (Memphis) Jay Murphy (Lewisburg) Kyle Naes (Bartlett) Austin Newsom (White Bluff) Zach Parker (Union City) Kevin Prather Jr. (Murfreesboro) Najee Ray (Paris) Kevin Reid (Clarksville) Dallis Sangster (Bolivar) D’Carrious Stephens (Union City) Porter Streator III (Nashville) Damani Taylor (Martin) Julian Thompson-Clay (Clarksville) Chris Turner, Jr. (Memphis) Mike Turner (Cordova) Garrett Wall (Fairview) Garrett Walton (Union City) Caylon Weathers (Germantown) Justyce White (Mount Juliet) Rod Williams II (Germantown) Lamarcus Young (Bartlett)

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Defense

Pos. No. Player

Ht.

Wt. Year

Pos. No. Player

Ht.

Wt. Year

QB

4 Gunnar Holcombe

6-3

215

R-Sr.

DE

8 Anthony Brown

6-3

270 R-So.

10 Troy Cook

6-2

207

R-Jr.

90 Tyler Sweeden

6-3

235

R-Sr.

RB

24 Jaimiee Bowe

5-11

210

So.

NT

4 Keith Jones

6-1

300

R-Sr.

25 Ladevin Fair

5-9

200

R-Sr.

92 Donald Cofield Jr.

6-3

300

R-Fr.

WR

11 Caylon Weathers

6-4

230

R-Jr.

NT

56 Jay Murphy

6-4

335

Jr.

84 Jaylon Moore

6-2

180

R-Fr.

93 Mike Turner

6-4

225 R-So.

WR

17 Kyle Kerrick

6-1

175

R-Sr.

DE

91 Damani Taylor

6-0

225

R-Sr.

9 Greg McKillion

6-5

230

R-Sr.

99 Chris Coleman

6-5

240

R-Sr.

WR

88 Ben Axline

6-3

195

R-Sr.

LB

35 Kevin Prather Jr.

6-0

230

So.

13 Londell Lee

6-2

210

R-Jr.

36 Julian Thompson-Clay 6-3

225 R-So.

WR

19 Jack Gammon

5-10

180

R-Sr.

LB

50 James Gilleylen

6-2

220 R-So.

81 Rod Williams

6-4

210

Fr.

45 Caleb Counce

6-0

225

R-Sr.

LT

64 Kadarren Bond

6-4

300

R-Jr.

DB

1 Sheldon Dawson

5-11

180

R-Sr.

77 Corey Madlock

6-4

300

R-Jr.

23 Justin Jackson

5-10

175

R-Jr.

LG

60 Olandrious Booker

6-5

360

Sr.

DB

2 Joseph Este

5-11

200

Jr.

72 Isaac Chapman

6-4

325

R-Fr.

5 Rakeem Battle

5-10

175

R-Jr.

C

62 Kenneth Crenshaw

6-1

270

R-Sr.

S

3 Tae Martin

6-0

187

R-Jr.

65 Kyle Naes

6-4

295 R-So.

21 Andrew Horton-Martindale 6-1 190 R-So.

RG

74 Robert Burleigh

6-5

305

R-Jr.

S

18 Kahlid Hagens

6-3

200

78 Austin Newsom

6-5

325

R-Fr.

27 Porter Streator III

6-0

190 R-So.

RT

48 Alex Roberts

6-4

290

R-Jr.

S

37 Brandon Anderson

5-10

180

R-Fr.

73 Tyrone Patterson

6-3

320

Sr.

9 Antonio Clifton

5-9

175

Jr.

R-Jr.

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49 Mitch Mersman

6-2

190 R-Jr.

HOLD 19 Jack Gammon

6-3

215 R-Sr.

38 Brett Arkelian

5-8

165

PR

13 Londell Lee

6-2

210 R-Jr.

PK

49 Mitch Mersman

6-2

190 R-Jr.

3 Tae Martin

6-0

187 R-Jr.

38 Brett Arkelian

5-8

165

Sr.

KR

3 Tae Martin

6-0

187 R-Jr.

P

38 Brett Arkelian

5-8

165

Sr.

6 Marquez Grayson

6-1

189 R-Sr.

49 Mitch Mersman

6-2

190 R-Jr.

LS

39 Bobby Daggett

5-10

225

51 Jose Carballo

6-0

245 R-Jr.

Sr.

Sr.

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BIG MEN LEAD THE WAY AS SKYHAWKS ARE PRIMED FOR SUCCESS IN 2016

With the start of each season comes a new set of aspirations, expectations and standards for every program. The slate is wiped new, camp is over and it is time to strap on the helmets against opponents from another team. While the Ohio Valley Conference’s annual preseason poll predicted the University of Tennessee at Martin football team to finish fourth in the quest for the league’s annual crown for the second straight year, the Skyhawks and head coach Jason Simpson know that the squad was just nine points away from winning a conference championship last season. Simpson, who enters his 11th season at the helm of Skyhawks, is optimistic that this team can not only compete for the conference crown but return to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs for the second time in school history behind a potentially potent offensive attack and strong defensive unit. “Compared to last year’s team, offensively there is more big strike ability,” said Simpson, the league’s longest tenured head coach. “We think we have three receivers who can take short passes and turn them into big plays or can be dominant type receivers. I think the offensive line is more physical and there is more experience and depth at that position than before. The offense certainly has an opportunity to be more potent than last year’s. The question mark comes in the form of knowledge and experience at the quarterback position.” Surpassing the production that the 2015 offensive unit presented could be a difficult task for the Skyhawks as the team ranked first in the OVC and 16th in the country in third down conversion percentage while ranking in the top-15 nationally in passing offense (11th, 293.5 ypg), red zone offense (13th, 86.8 percent), scoring offense (13th, 35.5 ppg) and total offense (14th, 456.6 ypg). Additionally, the Skyhawks allowed just 10 sacks on the season while leading the OVC in sacks per dropback percentage at 2.27 percent.

“Program youth is a great phrase to describe us,” said Simpson. “Last season we averaged a lot of points and took pride on Sunday when we watched the tape and saw how we executed with limited weapons. This group can put up the same amount of yardage or more, but the execution is going to be different this year. We may see more broken plays and I might have to call the game a little different, just because we have so many players at key positions that are limited in program knowledge of our playbook.”

Gunnar Holcombe In order to meet, let alone surpass those numbers, the Skyhawks will have to recreate the production from quarterback Jarod Neal, who graduated after having one of the best individual seasons in program history. Neal completed 246 passes for 3,117 yards and 30 touchdowns along with five games of 300-yards through the air or more in 2015. With a hole to fill under center, UT Martin will look to senior Marshall transfer Gunnar Holcombe and Florida State transfer Troy Cook to man an offensive unit which isn’t afraid to move the ball through the air. Holcombe joined the Skyhawks during the early signing period while splitting reps with Cook throughout both spring and fall camp. Combined with Cook’s limited playing time in 2015 – completing 11-of-16 pass attempts for 109 yards and one

touchdown – the Skyhawks are eager to see what type of leadership and production will translate from the quarterback position with just 40 practices of repetitions. While UT Martin’s experience might be minimal, Simpson still believes fans will be pleased with the talent at the position. “Gunnar is very similar to Jarod and arguably makes better decisions in the pass game than he did,” Simpson said. “He’s very decisive of when the ball is snapped and where he is going with it and that’s pretty good. He has an above-average arm and an extremely high IQ despite being extremely limited in this system. He brings a lot of zone read experience which should allow him to seamlessly incorporate some of our packages. Even though he’s not necessarily a runner, he knows how to execute those schemes.” While there will inevitably be a new starter at quarterback, the signalcaller should feel reassured that he will have a strong pocket to work from. While the offense returns just four full-time starters on offense, three of those come in the form of offensive lineman who ranked amongst the nation’s best in sacks allowed. Losses of All-OVC left tackle Jackson Roberts and right guard Jordan Murphy should be minimal as the trio of Kadarren Bond, Robert Burleigh and Kenneth Crenshaw return at key positions. Seniors Tyrone Patterson

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Poised with a loaded slate once again, UT Martin will have to find its stride against one of the nation’s most difficult schedules that features three members of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). The Skyhawks will open the season at Cincinnati (Sept. 1) before traveling across the country to the island of Hawai’i (Sept. 10) for a Week 2 showdown. A home matchup against NAIA foe Bacone College (Sept. 17) will serve as the team’s final tune-up before OVC play opens in Week 4 against Tennessee Tech (Sept. 24). “I don’t know if there is a correct way to prepare for a schedule like we have,” said Simpson. “We basically have to pick a way that we believe in and practice accordingly. We are going to do our best to be as focused and prepared as possible, while giving the guys the ability to have fun. Bottom line is we want to get it into the second half with a chance to win, then get to the fourth quarter with one series to win the game. The first two games can’t make or break our season, but we have to be ready to go by that fourth game when it starts to affect your playoff picture.” Playing 12 straight games without a bye week, the Skyhawks will then play five games in the month of October at Tennessee State (Oct. 1), against Austin Peay (Oct. 8), at Murray State (Oct. 15), at FBS member Georgia State (Oct. 22) and against Eastern

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Not only will the veteran offensive line keep the pocket clean, but look for the Skyhawks to open running lanes for a deep ground attack. UT Martin will lean heavily on the sophomore campaign of Jaimiee Bowe, who tallied 40 carries for 153 yards and three touchdowns during his freshman season. After suffering a knee injury in the season finale, Ladevin Fair returns for his senior season looking to improve upon his 68 carries for 390 yards and two touchdowns a year ago. Another weapon out of the running back core comes in the form of speedy senior Najee Ray, who tallied 47 carries for 264 yards and two touchdowns along with 11 catches for 150 yards out of the backfield. The Skyhawks also welcome newcomer Marquez Grayson from East Carolina to the fold. “We have some experience in the backfield with Ladevin and Najee both entering their senior years,” said Simpson. “What we have to work on is being able to find lanes and

to become a primary target in our pass game. We are trying to find some glue guys in our passing game, which might not begin to take form until Week 4.”

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penetrate along with catching balls out of the backfield. With limited options at the tight end position, we could potentially play with two backs in certain sets. However, if you play with two backs - even if they are some of your better players - they have to be able to catch the ball out of the backfield and block for the other in order for it to be productive.” After a breakout season from Rod Wright last year resulted in 14 receiving touchdowns – ranking third nationally - the Skyhawks are looking for another player to make a big splash in 2016. Making a mark for himself last year was Caylon Weathers, who tied for the team lead with 62 receptions while tallying 726 yards and eight touchdowns. The junior is looking to build upon that strong season with preseason honors by College Sports Madness. Other players looking to make a splash are senior receivers Ben Axline and Kyle Kerrick, who both missed big chunks of time in 2015 due to injury. Healthy and ready to make an impact, the two will vie for starting time opposite of Weathers. The addition of transfers Greg McKillion (Memphis), Londell Lee (Phoenix College) and Jack Gammon (Marshall) should provide depth along with youngsters Jaylon Moore, Tyler Eddings and Rodney Williams. “Right now we are depending on Caylon and Ben to carry a lot of the load this year,” said Simpson. “We have several players like Greg, Londell, Kyle and Jaylon who we know we can get big things from, but we are still searching for their consistency

and Olandrious Booker will look to fill holes while Jackson’s younger brother Alex Roberts has secured a spot as the team’s starting right tackle. “With several veteran returners, our quarterbacks certainly have a cleaner pocket to work from and I’ve seen them take the next stride,” said Simpson. “Even when you look deeper to the second line, you have way more experience and depth on that secondary unit than from a year ago. The slogan this year is ‘big men lead the way’ and I certainly believe they deserve that respect.”


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Kentucky (Oct. 29). The final month of the season will see the Skyhawks close out the year at Eastern Illinois (Nov. 5), against Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12) and at preseason favorite Jacksonville State (Nov. 19). With such a difficult slate, UT Martin will rely heavily on the shoulders of an experienced defensive unit for success. While last season’s defense featured a wealth of inexperience due to injuries which forced players into early action, the team leaned upon the foundation that fifth-year defensive coordinator Jeff Byrd has instilled during his tenure. “The main thing we talk about defensively is playing with relentless effort,” said Byrd. “You can cover a bunch of mistakes if you just play hard. If you can get them where they are playing hard and lined up where they are doing things correct fundamentally, everything kind of fits together. Part of growing a defense is instilling that everyone has to do their job. The main thing we focus on is doing our job within the scheme – you don’t have to make another person’s play, just make your play.”

Keith Jones “Defense is played with passion and emotion,” Byrd continued. “We talk a lot about doing your job and being linked together. There are so many times on defense when you are put on an island and forced to make a play. After every practice we build a wall of players to show our camaraderie and know that we are all in it for each other. We are only as strong as our weakest link and we have to be together. If we play with

relentless effort and win the turnover margin, we have a chance to beat anyone.”

Damani Taylor When talking about a defensive philosophy, Byrd reiterated the defense’s simplistic thought pattern. “We want to make the offense onedimensional,” Byrd said. “If we can stop the run and make them have to throw the pass, it becomes easier to defend when you know it’s coming and can give different pressures and looks. Defense is not hard if you know what they are trying to do.” A big part of the defense’s ability to control the air attack comes from a pair of senior linemen in Keith Jones and Damani Taylor. Jones enters his fifth year in the program after tallying 22 tackles - including 3.0 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks last season. Taylor – a Martin native – enters the season as the team’s lone All-OVC preseason selection after tallying second team and All-Newcomer honors following a breakout season in 2015. Taylor tallied 54 tackles while leading the squad and ranking amongst league leaders with 9.0 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. “Everything starts with Keith and Damani,” said Simpson. “Keith has been fun to watch grow over the years. If you ever watch to solidify if you are making good decisions, recruiting well and trusting your ability to be patient, let a guy develop and mature on and off the field, then Keith is the guy. He has great ball get off, great strength and really developed into a great leader. He will certainly go down as one of my favorite guys to ever coach. On the other side

when it comes to Damani, he has a well-documented story on the type of person he is. Make no mistake about it, they are the two leaders of that defense.” Fighting alongside the two featured lineman will be junior Jay Murphy who has quickly developed into a unique threat since playing as a true freshman. Joining the fold is the addition of Arkansas transfer Anthony Brown along with program staple Tyler Sweeden and redshirt freshmen Mike Turner and Donald Cofield, Jr. “That’s got to be the strength of our defense,” said Byrd. “Everything with stopping the run comes from those guys drawing double teams, holding blocks and making sure they can keep people off the linebackers. Coming back with that type of experience and being a lot bigger than we were while gaining size and mobility is key. If you have six or seven guys that you can rotate in without having a whole lot of drop off, you have a chance to make that offense one-dimensional.”

Caleb counce Providing the second line of defense in stopping the run is the play of the linebacker core. Already playing with a wealth of inexperience last season at the position, injuries forced the team’s young depth to the front line. While there was a significant learning curve, players such as Caleb Counce, Kevin Prather, Jr. and James Gilleylen each rose to the occasion down the stretch leading to preseason honors by College Sports Madness. Counce enters his senior year as the veteran leader of the

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“While there are still some question marks, the secondary is certainly better than I thought it was going to be even though we don’t have a ton of depth at the position,” said Simpson. “Tae is a player that we wanted to start last year and Brandon was a guy we had a hard time redshirting, but both have really come into their own this season. At the corner position, Sheldon has really progressed while Joseph is exactly what we expected him to be as a transfer. Both corners have made a big impact during camp and we look forward to what they will do when the lights are on.” In addition to changes on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, the Skyhawks must replace the production and stability of AllOVC honoree Jackson Redditt who left UT Martin as the program’s alltime leading kick scorer. Primed to assume place kicking duties is junior Mitch Mersman while newcomer Brett Arkelian will take over the team’s punt attempts. With loads of potential on both sides of the ball, the Skyhawks are looking to not only meet their aspirations, expectations and standards but add another championship to the record book.

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“Counce is a cerebral guy who gets everyone lined up,” noted Simpson. “He makes plays because of his intelligence and works hard on his athletic ability even though he maxes out on everything he’s got sideline to sideline. Gilleylen is the big run-stopper that’s very physical and has great energy and passion for the game. Prather is the most talented of the group – he’s very physical and is the big play guy on the defense.” “Being forced to play like they were last year is making those guys become veteran players with several years to go,” said Byrd. “That crew is sort of our quarterbacks as we signal everything into them with our plays and checks. Last year, we took some bumps and bruises being so young, but they grew up a lot on the fly. With the defensive line and linebackers, our front-six certainly has the depth that we need. With the number of players we can run into those positions, we certainly feel like that will be our advantage defensively.” While a lot of depth returns on the first two lines of defense, the secondary poses a different question after losing every starter due to graduation. One player who the coaching staff looks forward to seeing on the field is junior

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safety Kahlid Hagens, who returns from an injury which hampered him for much of last season. Despite being limited to just nine games and 24 tackles in 2015, Hagens provides leadership and experience to the secondary. “Kahlid is our leader and our (defensive) quarterback,” said Byrd. “We brought him in as a quarterback but eventually moved him to safety, so he has that mentality to make the checks in the secondary – a lot like those of the linebackers. There are so many pieces that have to fit together, so with the time he has spent at quarterback, his development of leadership and knowing how to get the call and get the guys lined up provides a lot of security for us.” “Kahlid is a FBS caliber talent and could probably start at quarterback if we needed him back there,” added Simpson. “He’ll be a NFL camp safety that’s extremely long, physical and has great ball skills. If he was able to roam freely, he could tally 10 interceptions a year but he fits a different mold within our system.” The Skyhawks will turn the reigns of the other safety positions over to junior Tae Martin and redshirt freshman Brandon Anderson on either side of Hagens. Sophomores Andrew Horton-Martindale and Porter Streator III will provide depth at the position. The cornerback slots will be filled by senior Sheldon Dawson along with newcomer Joseph Este. Juniors Justin Jackson and Rakeem Battle will serve as primary backups.

core, tallying 41 tackles – including six tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Prather, Jr. started in all 11 games as a true freshman while ranking third on the team with 57 tackles – including 8.0 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Gilleylen also burst onto the scene, tallying 55 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and one interception. Look for Garrett Wall, Julian Thompson-Clay, DJ Simmons and TJ Jefferson to provide depth.


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Stadium......................... Tucker Stadium Field. ................................... 24/7 Turf Capacity..................................16,500

Location......................Nashville, Tenn. Founded......................................1912 Enrollment.................................9,165 Nickname................................... Tigers Colors...............Reflex Blue and White Conference. .....................Ohio Valley President............... Dr. Glenda Glover Director of Athletics.......Teresa Phillips Athletics Website............ TSUTigers.com Offense..................... Spread/Pro Style Defense..........................................4-3 2015 Record.................................4-6 Conference Record.............. 1-6 (7th) Offensive Starters R/L.................... 6/5 Defensive Starters R/L.................... 8/4 Stadium.... Nissan Stadium/Hale Stadium Field. .................. Tifsport Bermuda Sod Capacity..................... 69,143/15,000 Head Coach.........................Rod Reed Alma Mater........ Tennessee State, 1988 Career Record. ................ 36-33 (7th) School Record................. 36-33 (7th) SID.................................. Jose Garcia Office.......................... 615-963-5674 Cell............................. 615-838-4199 Email. ............... JGarcia1@tnstate.edu

Saturday, September 17 • Martin, Tenn.

Bacone College Warriors

Location................... Muskogee, Okla. Founded......................................1880 Enrollment....................................900 Nickname..............................Warriors Colors......................... Red and White Conference. ..... Central States (NAIA) President....................... Franklin Willis Director of Athletics......... Alan Foster Athletics Website......... Athletics.Bacone.edu Offense......................................... NA Defense......................................... NA 2015 Record.................................2-9 Conference Record.......................2-4 Offensive Starters R/L.................... NA Defensive Starters R/L.................... NA Stadium.............Muskogee Nation Field Field. ..................................... FieldTurf Capacity....................................... NA Head Coach.........Lawrence Livingston Alma Mater............ Weber State, 1986 Career Record. ................. 4-17 (3rd) School Record.................... 2-9 (2nd)

SID................................ Derek Inouchi Office.......................... 808-956-7523 Cell............................. 808-954-0234 Email. ................... Inouchi@Hawaii.edu

Tennessee State Tigers

Saturday, September 24 • Martin, Tenn.

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

Offense................................... Multiple Defense................................... Multiple 2015 Record.................................4-7 Conference Record.............. 3-5 (6th) Offensive Starters R/L.................... NA Defensive Starters R/L.................... NA

Stadium......................... Aloha Stadium Field. ..............................Synthetic Turf Capacity..................................50,000 Head Coach................. Nick Rolovich Alma Mater................ Hawai’i ( 2004) Career Record. .....................0-0 (1st) School Record......................0-0 (1st)

SID.................................. Ryan Koslen Office.......................... 513-556-5191 Cell............................. 513-497-3132 Email. ..................Ryan.Koslen@uc.edu

Location.................. Cookeville, Tenn. Founded......................................1915 Enrollment...............................11,385 Nickname..................... Golden Eagles Colors..................... Purple and Gold Conference. .....................Ohio Valley President..................Dr. Philip Oldham Director of Athletics....... Mark Wilson Athletics Website........... TTUSports.com

Offense.....................................Spread Defense..........................................4-3 2015 Record...............................3-10 Conference Record...... 0-8 (6th East) Offensive Starters R/L.................... 9/2 Defensive Starters R/L.................... 4/7

SID.................................. Devin Cross Office.......................... 918-781-7255 Cell.............................................. NA Email. ................. CrossD@bacone.edu

Saturday, October 8 • Martin, Tenn.

Head Coach.............. Tommy Tuberville Alma Mater..Southern Arkansas, 1976 Career Record. ............ 156-91 (20th) School Record................. 25-14 (4th)

Location................ Honolulu, Hawai’i Founded......................................1907 Enrollment...............................20,000 Nickname................ Rainbow Warriors Colors...... Green, Black, White, Silver Conference. ................ Mountain West Chancellor. ........ Robert Bley-Vroman Director of Athletics....... David Matlin Athletics Website... HawaiiAthletics.com

Austin Peay Governors

Stadium........................ Nippert Stadium Field. ......................... UBU Speed Series Capacity..................................40,000

Saturday, September 10 • Honolulu, Hawaii

Offense................................... Multiple Defense................................... Multiple 2015 Record.................................7-6 Conference Record...... 4-4 (3rd East) Offensive Starters R/L.................... 4/7 Defensive Starters R/L.................... 8/3

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

Thursday, September 1 • Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati Bearcats

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Location................... Cincinnati, Ohio Founded......................................1819 Enrollment...............................42,656 Nickname...............................Bearcats Colors......................... Red and Black Conference. ............American Athletic President................. Santa Jeremy Ono Director of Athletics.......... Mike Bohn Athletics Website........GoBearcats.com

Location...................Clarksville, Tenn. Founded......................................1927 Enrollment...............................10,597 Nickname...........................Governors Colors......................... Red and White Conference. .....................Ohio Valley President............................ Alisa White Director of Athletics.............Ryan Ivey Athletics Website........ LetsGoPeay.com Offense................................... Multiple Defense................................... Multiple 2015 Record...............................0-11 Conference Record.............. 0-8 (9th) Offensive Starters R/L.................... NA Defensive Starters R/L.................... NA Stadium..................Governors Stadium Field. ..................................... FieldTurf Capacity....................................7,000 Head Coach....................... Will Healy Alma Mater...............Richmond, 2008 Career Record. .....................0-0 (1st) School Record......................0-0 (1st) SID................................ Colby Wilson Office.......................... 931-221-6562 Cell............................. 615-604-3803 Email. ..................WilsonRC@apsu.edu

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Head Coach.......................Trent Miles Alma Mater...........Indiana State, 1987 Career Record. ................ 27-66 (9th) School Record................... 7-30 (4th)

SID....................................Rich Moser Office.......................... 217-581-7480 Cell............................. 217-508-8317 Email. .......................RLMoser@eiu.edu

Offense.....................................Spread Defense...........................Pro Style 3-4 2015 Record.................................4-7 Conference Record.............. 3-4 (5th) Offensive Starters R/L.................... 8/3 Defensive Starters R/L.................... 8/3 Stadium.........................Houck Stadium Field. ..................................... FieldTurf Capacity..................................10,000 Head Coach...............Tom Matukewicz Alma Mater......Fort Hayes State, 1997 Career Record. ............... 10-14 (3rd) School Record................ 10-14 (3rd) SID.....................................Jeff Honza Office.......................... 573-651-2933 Cell............................. 618-528-1145 Email. ..................... JHonza@semo.edu

Saturday, October 29 • Martin, Tenn. Saturday, November 19 • Jacksonville, Ala.

Saturday, November 12 • Martin, Tenn.

Location............ Cape Girardeau, Mo. Founded......................................1873 Enrollment...............................12,087 Nickname..............................Redhawks Colors......................... Black and Red Conference. .....................Ohio Valley President............... Dr. Carlos Vargas Director of Athletics.........Brady Barke Athletics Website...... GoSoutheast.com

SID..................................Kevin Britton Office.......................... 859-622-2006 Cell............................... 859-358-359 Email. ................ Kevin.Britton@eku.edu

Jacksonville State Gamecocks

Head Coach...................Kim Dameron Alma Mater................Arkansas, 1983 Career Record. ............... 12-12 (3rd) School Record................ 12-12 (3rd)

Southeast Missouri Redhawks

Saturday, November 5 • Charleston, Ill.

Stadium........................... O’Brien Field Field. .................................Matrix Turf Capacity..................................10,000

SID............................. Allison George Office.......................... 404-413-4032 Cell............................. 678-595-7728 Email. .................... AGeorge@gsu.edu

Location................. Jacksonville, Ala. Founded......................................1883 Enrollment.................................8,693 Nickname.......................... Gamecocks Colors......................... Red and White Conference. .....................Ohio Valley President.............. Dr. John M. Beehler Director of Athletics........... Greg Seitz Athletics Website.. JSUGamecockSports.com Offense................................... Multiple Defense..........................................5-2 2015 Record...............................13-2 Conference Record...............8-0 (1st) Offensive Starters R/L.................... NA Defensive Starters R/L.................... NA Stadium.............................JSU Stadium Field. ................... Pro Grass Artificial Capacity..................................24,000 Head Coach..................... John Grass Alma Mater... Jacksonville State, 1990 Career Record. ................. 23-4 (3rd) School Record.................. 23-3 (3rd)

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SID........................... Josh Underwood Office.......................... 256-782-5279 Cell............................. 256-453-3377 Email. .......................... GSeitz@jsu.edu

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Offense.....................................Srpead Defense................................... Multiple 2015 Record.................................7-5 Conference Record............. 7-1 (2nd) Offensive Starters R/L.................... 9/2 Defensive Starters R/L.................... 4/7

Head Coach......................Mark Elder Alma Mater...Case Western Reserve, 2000 Career Record. .....................0-0 (1st) School Record......................0-0 (1st)

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Location......................Charleston, Ill. Founded......................................1895 Enrollment.................................7,876 Nickname...............................Panthers Colors............... Blue, Grey and White Conference. .....................Ohio Valley President.............. Dr. David Glassman Director of Athletics........Tom Michael Athletics Website........ EIUPanthers.com

Stadium..................... Roy Kidd Stadium Field. .....................................Synthetic Capacity..................................20,000

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Eastern Illinois Panthers

SID...............................Parker Griffith Office.......................... 270-809-3351 Cell............................. 662-341-0979 Email. ....... PGriffith2@murraystate.edu

Eastern Kentucky Colonels

Saturday, October 22 • Atlanta, Ga.

Georgia State Panthers

Saturday, October 15 • Murray, Ky.

Head Coach..................Mitch Stewart Alma Mater........Valdosta State, 2005 Career Record. ................... 3-8 (2nd) School Record.................... 3-8 (2nd)

Stadium........................ Georgia Dome Field. .................................... FieldTurf Capacity..................................71,228

Offense.....................................Spread Defense................................... Multiple 2015 Record.................................6-5 Conference Record.............. 5-3 (4th) Offensive Starters R/L.................... 6/5 Defensive Starters R/L.................... 3/8

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Stadium....................... Stewart Stadium Field. ..................................... FieldTurf Capacity..................................16,800

Offense.................................. Multiple Defense................................... Multiple 2015 Record.................................6-7 Conference Record.............. 5-3 (4th) Offensive Starters R/L.................... NA Defensive Starters R/L.................... NA

Location....................... Richmond, Ky. Founded......................................1906 Enrollment...............................17,034 Nickname..............................Colonels Colors.................. Maroon and White Conference. .....................Ohio Valley President...............Dr. Michael Benson Director of Athletics...Steve Lochmueller Athletics Website.......... EKUSports.com

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Offense.....................................Spread Defense...................................... 4-2-5 2015 Record.................................3-8 Conference Record.............. 2-6 (7th) Offensive Starters R/L.................... NA Defensive Starters R/L.................... NA

Location......................... Atlanta, Ga. Founded......................................1913 Enrollment...............................32,000 Nickname...............................Panthers Colors.........................Blue and White Conference. ...........................Sun Belt President..........................Mark Becker Director of Athletics.......Charlie Cobb Athletics Website...GeorgiaStateSports.com

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Murray State Racers

Location...........................Murray, Ky. Founded......................................1922 Enrollment...............................11,207 Nickname................................. Racers Colors.......................Navy and Gold Conference. .....................Ohio Valley President.................. Dr. Robert Davies Director of Athletics.........Allen Ward Athletics Website...........GoRacers.com


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10/4/03 10/2/04 10/8/05 10/5/06 9/27/07 10/16/08 10/10/09 9/20/10 10/1/11 11/10/12 10/10/13 10/9/14 10/3/15

H W, 30-23 (OT) A L, 49-20 H W, 46-16 A W, 35-16 H L, 13-10 A W, 35-7 H L, 35-28 A W, 27-24 H L, 34-31 A L, 45-44 A W, 28-17 H W, 17-10 A W, 31-17

Tennessee STATE TSU LEADS SERIES 15-10

Tennessee Tech TTU LEADS SERIES 22-13-2

At Cookeville: 6-12 At Martin: 7-10-2 Biggest Win: 30 Biggest Loss: 61 Longest Win Streak: 3 Longest Losing Streak: 5 Current Streak: W3 Date H/A/N Result 10/22/26 A L, 12-0 11/24/27 H T, 0-0 11/23/28 A L, 13-12 11/7/31 A L, 26-7 10/7/32 H T, 0-0 10/3/70 H L, 17-6 10/2/71 A L, 10-7 9/30/72 H L, 13-10 9/29/73 A L, 16-9 10/4/80 H L, 30-28 10/3/81 A W, 24-21 10/2/82 H W, 35-21 10/5/91 H W, 24-16 9/26/92 A L, 17-13 10/16/93 A L, 20-3 10/15/94 H W, 20-10 9/30/95 H W, 36-31 10/5/96 H L, 21-14 (2OT) 10/18/97 A L, 33-2 10/17/98 H L, 31-24 (OT) 10/2/99 H L, 45-9 9/30/00 A L, 46-6 11/15/01 H L, 41-7 11/21/02 A L, 68-7

At Nashville: 3-10 At Martin: 7-5 Biggest Win: 37 Biggest Loss: 76 Longest Win Streak: 2 Longest Losing Streak: 9 Current Streak: W2 Date H/A/N Result 11/6/76 H W, 26-21 11/5/77 A L, 55-7 10/17/92 A L, 23-15 10/23/93 H W, 21-14 10/22/94 A L, 20-3 10/14/95 H W, 28-7 10/19/96 A L, 37-14 10/25/97 H L, 27-20 10/24/98 A L, 76-0 10/16/99 H L, 43-7 10/14/00 A L, 33-6 10/20/01 A L, 55-7 10/26/02 A L, 26-8 9/27/03 A L, 41-10 9/9/04 H L, 27-13 9/17/05 H W, 42-20 11/17/07 A W, 43-38 10/4/08 H L, 30-27 11/7/09 A W, 28-7 11/13/10 H W, 37-0 11/12/11 A L, 35-30 11/17/12 H W, 35-26 10/19/13 H L, 29-15 10/18/14 A W, 21-16 10/10/15 H W, 28-14

AUSTIn PEAY UTM LEADS SERIES 37-25-2

At Clarksville: 21-13-1 At Martin: 16-12-1 Biggest Win: 38 Biggest Loss: 49 Longest Win Streak: 8 Longest Losing Streak: 8 Current Streak: W8 Date H/A/N Result 11/14/30 A W, 32-0 11/26/31 H T, 0-0 11/5/32 A T, 6-6 10/16/36 H W, 19-0 11/13/36 A W, 33-0 10/21/37 H W, 20-12 10/22/38 A L, 14-13 10/20/39 H L, 7-0 10/18/40 A L, 20-0 10/17/41 H L, 13-0 10/12/46 A L, 33-0 11/8/46 H L, 14-6 11/15/47 A L, 20-7 11/12/48 H L, 39-0 11/21/59 A W, 21-10 10/1/60 H W, 13-7 9/30/61 A W, 14-7 9/29/62 H W, 16-0 11/23/63 A L, 20-6 11/21/64 H L, 35-0 11/20/65 A L, 49-0 11/19/66 H L, 17-13 11/23/67 A W, 47-6 11/28/68 H L, 9-7 9/13/69 A W, 7-6 10/17/70 H W, 22-21 10/16/71 A W, 17-3 10/14/72 H L, 18-6 10/27/73 A W, 26-0 11/2/74 H W, 31-26 11/1/75 A W, 24-15 9/11/76 H W, 24-20 9/10/77 A W, 23-10 9/9/78 H L, 21-14 9/8/79 A L, 34-7 9/13/80 H W, 24-20 11/21/81 A L, 28-14 9/18/82 A W, 17-14 9/10/83 H L, 45-6 9/8/84 A L, 13-10 9/14/85 H L, 13-7 9/13/86 A L, 36-0 9/12/87 H W, 30-10 9/9/89 H W, 21-0

9/8/90 11/9/91 11/21/92 11/20/93 11/19/94 11/18/95 11/23/96 11/15/97 8/28/03 9/18/04 9/30/06 9/22/07 9/20/08 11/21/09 11/6/10 10/8/11 9/22/12 10/26/13 10/25/14 10/17/15

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W, 24-10 W, 34-28 L, 32-18 W, 39-33 L, 27-21 W, 31-28 L, 55-24 W, 36-26 W, 21-20 W, 31-14 W, 20-10 L, 17-14 W, 31-17 W, 48-38 W, 28-12 W, 61-23 W, 31-6 W, 38-14 W, 37-7 W, 44-14

MURRAY STATE MUR LEADS SERIES 35-19-1

At Murray: 8-19-1 At Martin: 11-16 Biggest Win: 42 Biggest Loss: 48 Longest Win Streak: 5 Longest Losing Streak: 12 Current Streak: W5 Date H/A/N Result 1924 A L, 13-0 10/3/25 H L, 6-0 10/8/26 A L, 25-0 10/28/27 H L, 13-7 10/19/28 A L, 34-6 11/28/29 A L, 13-7 10/17/30 H L, 7-0 10/15/61 A L, 25-15 10/13/62 H L, 15-12 10/19/63 A L, 19-8 10/17/64 H L, 32-14 10/16/65 A W, 17-7 10/29/66 H W, 16-12 9/16/67 H W, 16-9 9/21/68 A T, 7-7 10/9/71 H W, 41-0 10/4/72 A L, 14-7 10/6/73 H L, 21-10 10/12/74 A L, 14-6 10/11/75 H L, 17-10 10/9/76 A W, 24-0 10/8/77 H W, 31-20 10/7/78 A L, 21-7

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eku leads series 23-3

At Richmond: 2-11 At Martin: 1-12 Biggest Win: 9 Biggest Loss: 49 Longest Win Streak: 1 Longest Losing Streak: 20 Current Streak: W1

Eastern Illinois EIU leads series 13-7

At Charleston: 2-8 At Martin: 5-6 Biggest Win: 21 Biggest Loss: 48 Longest Win Streak: 3 Longest Losing Streak: 9 Current Streak: L1 Date H/A/N Result 9/16/95 A L, 30-22 9/28/96 H L, 38-0 9/6/97 A L, 42-6 11/14/98 H L, 56-35 9/25/99 A L, 42-21 9/23/00 H L, 42-7 11/1/01 H L, 56-16 11/9/02 A L, 55-43 10/25/03 A L, 29-12 10/23/04 H W, 32-14 10/29/05 A L, 26-7 10/28/06 H W, 15-9 10/20/07 A L, 29-23 10/9/08 H W, 29-26 11/14/09 A L, 49-13 9/18/10 H W, 20-10 10/22/11 A W, 24-23 10/6/12 H W, 51-37 11/23/13 H L, 70-22 11/22/14 A W, 37-16 11/14/15 H L, 23-21

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Jacksonville State

UTM leads series 16-15

JSU leads series 30-7

At Cape Girardeau: 8-8 At Martin: 8-7 Biggest Win: 39 Biggest Loss: 40 Longest Win Streak: 5 Longest Losing Streak: 8 Current Streak: W1

At Jacksonville: 3-15 At Martin: 4-15 Biggest Win: 38 Biggest Loss: 63 Longest Win Streak: 2 Longest Losing Streak: 11 Current Streak: L3

Date H/A/N Result 10/8/66 A W, 17-14 9/30/67 H W, 39-0 10/20/84 H W, 21-7 9/21/85 A L, 57-17 9/20/86 H L, 37-29 9/19/87 A W, 25-13 9/7/91 H W, 36-29 10/31/92 A L, 37-13 9/25/93 H W, 17-14 9/24/94 A L, 10-0 10/28/95 H L, 38-17 11/2/96 A W, 7-6 9/27/97 H L, 42-7 9/19/98 A L, 41-14 10/30/99 H L, 36-7 10/28/00 A L, 34-14 10/6/01 A L, 45-30 10/12/02 H L, 50-35 11/1/03 H L, 20-7 10/30/04 A L, 35-7 11/5/05 H W, 24-21 11/4/06 A W, 28-14 10/27/07 H W, 55-20 11/15/08 A W, 31-21 9/26/09 H W, 29-22 10/30/10 A L, 24-17 10/29/11 H W, 38-30 10/20/12 A W, 27-17 9/28/13 A W, 17-7 9/20/14 H L, 31-27 11/21/15 A W, 28-25

Date H/A/N Result 10/7/67 A W, 38-0 10/12/68 H L, 16-12 10/11/69 A L, 22-20 10/10/70 H L, 16-14 10/30/71 A L, 30-10 9/23/72 H L, 20-6 9/22/73 A L, 50-7 9/28/74 H L, 17-0 10/18/75 A L, 11-3 9/25/76 H L, 24-3 9/24/77 A L, 36-13 9/23/78 H L, 44-15 9/22/79 A W, 15-14 11/8/80 H L, 19-14 11/7/81 A L, 44-7 11/6/82 H L, 41-13 11/5/83 A L, 31-19 10/27/84 H L, 23-16 11/2/85 A L, 19-13 11/1/86 H L, 30-20 10/31/87 A W, 28-17 10/22/88 H W, 31-24 10/21/89 A L, 63-0 10/20/90 H L, 21-7 10/11/03 A L, 34-24 10/9/04 H L, 59-12 10/15/05 A L, 37-17 9/23/06 H W, 24-14 10/4/07 A L, 27-24 10/23/08 H W, 31-30 10/3/09 A L, 52-7 10/9/10 H L, 30-20 9/1/11 A L, 24-23 11/3/12 H W, 49-47 10/5/13 H L, 41-27 10/4/14 A L, 38-14 9/26/15 H L, 48-41

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Date H/A/N Result 10/13/73 A L, 16-14 10/19/74 H L, 24-9 10/26/91 A L, 56-21 10/24/92 H L, 35-9 10/30/93 A L, 30-0 10/29/94 H L, 34-14 10/21/95 A L, 38-15 10/26/96 H L, 45-7 11/1/97 A L, 49-0

L, 47-29 L, 54-7 L, 27-0 L, 42-10 L, 58-3 L, 41-32 L, 41-14 L, 31-17 L, 31-28 L, 33-31 L, 31-25 W, 10-7 L, 23-16 L, 28-16 W, 16-7 L, 49-24 W, 42-35

RECORD BOOK

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Georgia State

10/31/98 10/23/99 10/21/00 9/29/01 10/5/02 11/8/03 11/6/04 11/12/05 11/11/06 11/22/08 10/17/09 10/16/10 11/19/11 9/29/12 11/16/13 9/20/14 11/7/15

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L, 24-0 L, 20-6 L, 10-7 W, 10-7 L, 34-6 W, 32-24 L, 24-3 L, 40-34 W, 13-7 L, 28-21 L, 28-24 L, 33-9 L, 28-14 L, 45-7 L, 47-35 L, 62-14 L, 48-3 L, 35-17 L, 42-3 L, 41-26 L, 38-0 W, 49-20 W, 42-14 W, 76-34 W, 63-38 W, 38-24 L, 52-16 W, 48-26 W, 66-59 W, 45-17 W, 62-38 W, 52-45

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10/6/79 10/11/80 10/10/81 10/9/82 9/5/87 9/3/88 9/2/89 10/12/91 10/10/92 10/2/93 10/1/94 10/7/95 10/12/96 10/4/97 10/3/98 10/9/99 10/7/00 11/10/01 11/16/02 11/13/03 11/13/04 11/17/05 11/18/06 11/10/07 9/27/08 10/24/09 9/25/10 9/22/11 10/13/12 11/2/13 11/1/14 10/24/15


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Team Breakdown STARTERS RETURNING OFFENSE Kadarren Bond (OL, 6-4, 290, R-Jr.) 11 GP, 11 GS Robert Burleigh (OL, 6-5, 305, R-So.) 11 GP, 11 GS Kenneth Crenshaw (OL, 6-1, 265, R-Sr.) 11 GP, 11 GS Caylon Weathers (WR, 6-4, 207, R-Jr.) 62 rec, 726 yards, 8 TDs DEFENSE Caleb Counce (LB, 6-0, 225, R-Sr.) 41 tackles, 6.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FR James Gilleylen (LB, 6-2, 220, R-So.) 55 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 1 INT, 7 QBH, 1 FR Keith Jones (DL, 6-1, 300, R-Sr.) 22 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 3 QBH Kevin Prather, Jr. (LB, 6-1, 230, So.) 57 tackles, 8.0 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 7 QBH, 1 FF Damani Taylor (DE, 6-2, 300, R-Sr.) 54 tackles, 9.0 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 2 QBH

STARTERS LOST OFFENSE Trent Garland (RB) 149 rush, 674 yards, 8 TDs Jordan Murphy (OL) 11 GP, 11 GS Jarod Neal (QB) 246-411, 3117 yards, 30 TDs, 14 INTs James Ratliff (TE) 10 catches, 64 yards, 0 TDs Jackson Roberts (OL) 11 GP, 11 GS William Tanner (WR) 47 catches, 656 yards, 5 TDs Rod Wright (WR) 62 catches, 963 yards, 14 TDs DEFENSE Marquis Clemons (S) 79 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 2 QBH Walter Evans (DB) 51 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1.0 Sack, 2 INT, 6 PBU Deantae Glover (DE) 30 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1 INT, 3 QBH, 1 FF Jordan Landry (DB) 38 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 2 INT, 8 PBU Aaron Simms (DB) 17 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 6 PBU Terrious Triplett (S) 61 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 1.0 Sack, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 1 FR

SKYHAWKS TO WATCH

Caylon Weathers

Damani Taylor

62 rec, 726 yds, 8 TDs 11.7 yards per catch 66.0 yards per game

54 total tackles, 9.0 TFL 3.5 sack, 2 QBH 2016 Preseason All-OVC All-OVC Second Team OVC All-Newcomer Team

WR • 6-4 • 207 • R Jr.

DE • 6-2 • 285 • R Sr.

RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS RUSHING G Attempts Yards Avg. TD Ladevin Fair 9 68 375 5.5 2 Najee Ray 11 47 264 5.6 2 Jaimiee Bowe 8 40 153 3.8 3 PASSING G Com-Att-Int Yards Pct. TD Troy Cook 4 11-16-0 109 68.8 1 RECEIVING G Rec Yards Avg./Catch TD Caylon Weathers 11 62 726 11.7 8 Ben Axline 7 16 133 8.3 1 Ladevin Fair 9 13 114 8.8 0 Najee Ray 11 11 150 13.6 0 Tackles G Tackles For Loss Sacks INT Kevin Prather, Jr. 11 57 8.0 2.5 0 James Gilleylen 11 55 5.5 0 1 Damani Taylor 11 54 5.5 5.5 0 Caleb Counce 11 41 6.0 2.5 1 Jay Murphy 10 25 1.5 0.5 0

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SKYHAWKS USE POTENT OFFENSE TO CHALLENGE FOR OVC CHAMPIONSHIP ONCE AGAIN IN 2015 Armed with a both a veteran squad and a tenured coaching staff, the University of Tennessee at Martin football team entered the 2015 season with a difficult schedule but a high standard to play up to. The Skyhawks not only met that standard, but nearly toppled many of the team’s critics behind one of the nation’s top offensive units despite ultimately coming up just nine points short of the program’s second Ohio Valley Conference championship and first Football Championship Subdivision playoff berth since 2006. With a schedule which featured two Football Bowl Subdivision foes in No. 15 ranked Ole Miss in the season opener and similar Southeastern Conference foe Arkansas on Halloween, UT Martin would look to lean upon the team’s 22 seniors. Facing an overwhelming foe in the FBS’s No. 15 ranked Ole Miss Rebels in the season opener, the slate got off to a bump start following a sizable loss. Needing a pick-me-up, the Skyhawks looked to neighboring NAIA foe Bethel to sharpen their approaching heading into the rigorous OVC grind. The Skyhawks scored early and often in the contest to notch a 72-10 victory while seeing near record-setting performances from the duo of senior quarterback Jarod Neal and sophomore receiver Caylon Weather. Neal completed 18of-27 passes for six touchdowns while Weathers posted the best game of his young career, snaring five receptions for 105 yards and three touchdowns. With an even record at 1-1, UT Martin played host to No. 1 ranked Jacksonville State following a bye week, serving as the conference opener for both squads. The Skyhawks held their own against the eventual national championship runner-up, rallying for three late touchdowns to narrowly drop the home contest 48-41. The game marked another strong performance for Neal who completed 34 passes for 433 yards and four touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Rod Wright used the contest as a launching pad for future success, catching 10 passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns. The following week would see the

Skyhawks begin their title defense of the coveted Sgt. York Trophy series with a road contest at Tennessee Tech. Both teams would score 14 points in the first quarter before the Skyhawks took control of the contest, outscoring the Golden Eagles 17-3 over the final three quarters of play. With soggy playing conditions, the running back tandem of Ladevin Fair and Trent Garland combined for 36 carries and 190 yards. UT Martin continued its strong push through the Sgt. York Trophy series, scoring 28 unanswered points to defeat Tennessee State 28-14 on Homecoming before knocking off Austin Peay 4414 a week later. With the victory, the Skyhawks swept the trophy series for the second consecutive year to retain the coveted trophy between the Tennessee OVC football programs. The Skyhawks improved to 19-8 all-time in the series while clinching the program’s fourth trophy. Playing their first out-of-state opponent in over a month, UT Martin played host to neighboring OVC rival Murray State. Keeping with recent history of high scoring affairs, the Skyhawks and Racers combined to score 97 points with the home squad narrowly outscoring the visitors 52-45 to pick up the team’s fifth consecutive win in the series. The senior quartet of Neal, Garland, Wright and William Tanner impressed in the contest. Neal completed 25 passes for 420 yards and five touchdowns while the duo of Wright (143 yards, three touchdowns) and Tanner (103 yards, two touchdowns) combined to mount 146 receiving yards and five touchdowns. Garland controlled the ground attack, tallying 26 carries for 123 yards and two scores. The following week saw a matchup again SEC foe Arkansas in which the team scored the most points against a FBS opponent in school history despite falling in the contest 63-28. The trio of Garland, Jaimiee Bowe and Najee Ray each tallied rushing touchdowns to lead the Skyhawk offensive attack. Neal also connected with Ben Axline for the team’s lone passing touchdown. The month of November saw the

Skyhawks face three contests with their playoff hopes still alive. The month started with a trip to No. 15 Eastern Kentucky where the Skyhawks had previously managed just one victory in the previous 12 trips. The back and forth affair saw the game become tied or change leads nine times. Trailing by seven with just under five minutes to play, senior defensive lineman Deantae Glover returned an interception 41 yards to tie the contest. A late fade route from Neal to Wright with just over a minute to play would lift the Skyhawks to the victory. With its playoff hopes on the line, UT Martin paired off against Eastern Illinois in a battle of one-loss teams in the OVC standings. The game would be tight throughout, seeing the Skyhawks lead by as much as four in the contest and trail by as many as eight. Needing a big play facing a 23-15 fourth quarter deficit, the Skyhawks would battle back by scoring a touchdown with just under five minutes to play, but the needed twopoint conversion would fail resulting in a 23-21 loss on senior night. With one final shot at impressing the FCS Playoff selection committee, the Skyhawks travelled across the Mississippi River and into Missouri for a showdown at Southeast Missouri. The Skyhawks would jump out to a big lead before holding on in the final quarter to preserve a 28-25 victory. The Skyhawks concluded the 2015 season with a 7-4 record, including a 6-2 mark in league play – marking the program’s third 6-2 finish under head coach Jason Simpson. The 2015 season marked UT Martin’s ninth season with an overall record of .500 or better since joining the Division-I ranks in 1992. Seven of the aforementioned nine seasons has occurred in Simpson’s 10year tenure. UT Martin proved to be one of the top offensive threats around while receiving votes in both polls for nine consecutive weeks to close out the regular season. The Skyhawks ranked first in the OVC and 16th in the country in third down conversion percentage while ranking in the top-15 nationally

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Taylor made the most of his debut season with the Skyhawks en route to both All-OVC and All-Newcomers honors. Taylor ranked sixth in the OVC with 5.5 sacks while finishing 13th with 9.0 tackles for loss to lead the Skyhawks in both categories. Starting in all 11 games, Taylor tallied 54 total tackles while negating his opponents for 38 yards of loss along with two quarterback hurries. Clemons enjoyed a successful senior season after leading the team with 79 total tackles – including 37 solos. Clemons started in eight of the team’s 11 games while totaling 2.5 tackles for loss. He also tallied an interception against Eastern Illinois while posting three pass breakups and a pair of quarterback hurries. Redditt earned his first All-OVC nod after posting a senior campaign which moved the player atop the program’s all-time kick scoring leaderboard. Redditt was 12-of-17 in field goal attempts while converting 46-of-47 PAT attempts. He passed Ki Tok Chu to record a new career kick scoring mark of 233 points after hitting 36-of-49 field goal attempts and 125-of-127 career PAT’s. Redditt’s best games this season came against Bethel where he converted all 10 PAT’s while hitting 3-of-4 field goal attempts against Austin Peay on Oct. 17.

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performance against Bethel on Sept. 10 while ranking third in the country with 30 on the year. Wright used his senior campaign to burst onto the national stage. He finished just short of becoming the program’s fourth 1,000-yard receiver, totaling 62 catches for 963 yards and 14 touchdowns – ranking tops amongst all OVC receivers. Not only did Wright lead the OVC in touchdown receptions, his 14 touchdowns ranked third nationally while his 963 yards ranked 15th. Wright notched his own piece of UT Martin history earlier in the season, notching three consecutive multi-touchdown outings against No. 1 Jacksonville State, Tennessee Tech and Tennessee State - a first in program history. Roberts dominated the left side of the offensive line for the Skyhawks. Roberts was a mainstay on the line, starting in all 11 games this season after returning from a knee injury which limited him as junior. He graded out at 85 percent or better all season while anchoring an offensive line unit which ranked 10th in the country in least sacks allowed while finishing fifth in least tackles for loss allowed. Roberts was responsible for just one sack allowed this season while serving as the launching point for the team’s run game and quarterback protection.

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in passing offense (11th, 293.5 ypg), red zone offense (13th, 86.8%), scoring offense (13th, 35.5 ppg) and total offense (14th, 456.6 ypg). Additionally the Skyhawks allowed just 10 sacks on the season while leading the OVC in sacks per dropback at 2.27. As the final postseason awards were handed out, six players were voted as the league’s best by the OVC’s head coaches and sports information directors. The group of Neal, Wright, Jackson Roberts, Damani Taylor, Marquis Clemons and Jackson Redditt each earned All-OVC second team honors. Taylor also was named to the All-Newcomer team. Neal produced one of the best individual seasons in UT Martin history after completing 246 passes for 3,117 yards and 30 touchdowns. With his performance, Neal moved into second in career passing touchdowns (53), single season passing touchdowns (30), single season passing yards (3,117) and career passing yards (6,526) at UT Martin. He notched five 300-yard passing games this season - marking a new singleseason record - while posting two of the program’s top-5 individual passing performances with 433 yards against No. 1 Jacksonville State and 420 against Murray State. He also tallied six games with at least three passing touchdowns, including a personal-best six touchdown

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Date Opponent Score Att. Sep 05, 2015 at #15 Ole Miss L 3-76 60186 Sep 10, 2015 BETHEL W 72-10 6418 * Sep 26, 2015 #1 JACKSONVILLE STATE L 41-48 3982 * Oct 03, 2015 at Tennessee Tech W 31-17 3152 Team Statistics UTM OPP * Oct 10, 2015 TENNESSEE STATE W 28-14 7123 FIRST DOWNS 258 205 * Oct 17, 2015 at Austin Peay W 44-14 3183 Rushing 91 92 * Oct 24, 2015 MURRAY STATE W 52-45 2458 Passing 152 99 Oct 31, 2015 at Arkansas L 28-63 64206 Football Penalty 15 142015 *UT NovMartin 07, 2015 Skyhawks at #18 Eastern Kentucky W 42-35 7800 Team Statistics of May 19, 2016) RUSHING YARDAGE 1795 UT Martin 1974Overall * Nov 14, 2015 EASTERN (as ILLINOIS L 21-23 3761 All games Rushing Attempts 399 392 * Nov 21, 2015 at Southeast Missouri W 28-25 1732 Average Per Rush 4.5 5.0 Average Per Game 163.2 179.5 Rushing gp-gs att gain loss net avg tdOPP lg avg/g Team Statistics UTM TDs Rushing 16 23 GARLAND, Trent 10-9 149 69639022 674 4.5 8 370 28 67.4 SCORING PASSING YARDAGE 3228Points Per 2363 FAIR, Ladevin 9-2 68 390 375 5.5 2 33.6 52 41.7 Game 35.515 Comp-Att-Int 258-430-15Points172-335-11 11-1 47 270 48 6 264 5.6 2 80 32 24.0 Off Turnovers RAY, Najee Average Per Pass 7.5 NEAL, Jarod 11-11 49 27225864 208 4.2 0 205 23 18.9 FIRST DOWNS7.1 Average Per Catch 12.5Rushing 13.7 BOWE, Jaimiee 8-0 40 163 9110 153 3.8 3 92 26 19.1 Average Per Game 293.5Passing 214.8 BAKER, Preston 5-0 20 89152 0 89 4.4 1 99 24 17.8 TDs Passing 31Penalty 25 BROWN, Ty 1-0 5 28 15 1 27 5.4 0 14 13 27.0 TOTAL OFFENSE 5023 4337 HIGGASON, Taylor 3-0 1 23 23 23.0 01974 23 7.7 RUSHING YARDAGE 1795 0 Average Per Play 6.1Yards gained6.0 4-0 3 21 21 7.0 02267 13 5.2 rushing COOK, Troy 1963 0 Average Per Game 456.6Yards lost 394.3 rushing TAYLOR, Wilfred 3-0 1 11168 0 11 11.0 0 293 11 3.7 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 46-874Rushing Attempts 44-835 Total 11 399 1963399168 1795 4.5 16 392 52 163.2 PUNTNajee RETURNS: #-Yards 13-76Average Per 22-220 Rush Opponents 11 392 22674.5293 1974 5.0 23 5.0 70 179.5 Ray Game 163.2 179.5 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 11-196Average Per 15-213 16 23 lg av FUMBLES-LOST 16-8TDs Rushing 11-3 Passing gp-gs effic comp-att-int pct yds td PASSING YARDAGE 3228 PENALTIES-Yards 71-581 56-540 NEAL, Jarod 11-11 140.83 246-411-14 59.9 31172363 30 64 28 t-Int 258-430-15 PUNTS-AVG 46-40.3Comp-At57-36.6 COOK, Troy 4-0 146.60 11-16-0 68.8172-335-11 109 1 25 2 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 33:28Average Per 26:3Pass 2 TEAM 11-0 0.00 7.5 0-1-0 0.0 0 7.1 0 0 Catch 3RD-DOWN Conversions 78/171Average Per 52/154 TANNER, William 11-6 -200.00 12.5 0-1-1 0.0 0 13.7 0 0 Game RAY, Najee 4TH-DOWN Conversions 14/24Average Per 11/20 11-1 116.80 293.5 1-1-0 100.0 2214.8 0 2 TDs Passing 31 25 64 29 Total 11 139.87 258-430-15 60.0 3228 31 OFFENSE 5023 Interceptions no. yds avg td TOTAL lg Opponents 11 128.65 172-335-11 51.3 23634337 25 71 21 829 727 EVANS, Walter 2 27 13.5 0 Total 15 Plays Per Play LANDRY, Jordan 2 22 11.0 0 Average 22 Receiving gp-gs no. yds6.1 avg td lg avg/g6.0 Per Game WRIGHT, Rod 456.6 394.3 CLEMONS, Marquis 1 12 12.0 0 Average 12 11-10 62 963 15.5 14 41 87.5 GLOVER, Deantae 1 41 41.0 1 KICK 41 RETURNS: #-Yards WEATHERS, Caylon 11-11 62 46-874 726 11.7 8 48 44-835 66.0 13-76 FEARS-PEREZ, Taino 1 62 62.0 0 PUNT 62 RETURNS: #-Yards TANNER, William 11-6 47 656 14.0 5 63 22-220 59.6 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 11-196 15-213 COUNCE, Caleb 1 3 3.0 0 3 AXLINE, Ben 7 3 16 133 8.3 1 16 19.0 19.0 19.0 WHITE, Jaquille 1 17 17.0 0 KICK 17 RETURN AVERAGEFAIR, Ladevin 9-2 13 1145.8 8.8 0 17 12.7 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 10.0 GILLEYLEN, James 1 19 19.0 0 19 11-1 11 150 0 64 13.6 INT RETURN AVERAGE RAY, Najee 17.813.6 14.2 TRIPLETT, Terrious 1 -7 -7.0 0 FUMBLES-LOST 0 RATLIFF, James 11-6 10 64 0 16 5.8 16-8 6.4 11-3 THOMPSON, Brett 9-1 9 71-581 109 12.1 0 26 56-540 12.1 PENALTIES-Yards Punting no. yds avg lg tb Average fc i20 50+ blk 10-9 9 94 0 51 9.4 Per Game GARLAND, Trent 52.810.4 49.1 REDDITT, Jackson 45 1852 41.2 61 1PUNTS-Yards 2 12 9 1 KERRICK, Kyle 6-1 4 46-1852 32 8.0 0 1957-2085 5.3 TEAM 1 0 0.0 0 0 Average 0 0 Per 0 Punt 0 HOUSTON, Rodarius 10-1 3 29 1 14 2.9 40.3 9.7 36.6 Ladevin Fair HIGGASON, Taylor 3-0 2 50 1 37 16.7 Net punt average 35.025.0 34.2 Punt Returns no. yds avg td KICKOFFS-Yards lg ROGERS, Corey 9-3 2 73-4029 17 8.5 0 1367-4134 1.9 TANNER, William 12 57 4.8 0 Average 17 BOWE, Jaimiee 8-0 2 9 4.5 0 12 1.1 Per Kick 55.2 61.7 ALSTON, Ervin 1 18 18.0 0 Net 0 kick average McELRATH, CJ 5-0 1 31 0 31 6.2 39.331.0 42.3 GILLEYLEN, James 0 1 0.0 0 TIME 1 OF POSSESSION/Game Total 11 258 3228 33:2812.5 31 64 293.5 26: 32 Total 13 76 5.8 0 3RD-DOWN 17 11 172 78/171 2363 13.7 25 71 52/154 214.8 Opponents Conversions Opponents 22 220 10.0 0 3rd-Down 58 Pct 46% 34% Kick Returns

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14 8 8 5 3 2 All Purpose g rush rcv pr kr 2 WRIGHT, Rod 11 0 963 0 0 0 963 87.5 TRIPLETT, Terrious 1 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total GARLAND, Trent 10 674 94 0 0 Score 0 by 768Quarters 76.8 BAKER, Preston 1 61 140 88 101 0 390 WEATHERS, 11 0 726 0 0 UT 0Martin 726 66.0 LANDRY, Jordan 1 Ben Ca Axline 115 98 80 77 0 370 TANNER, Willia 11 -8 656 57 0 Opponents 0 705 64.1 GLOVER, Deantae 1 FAIR, Ladevin 9 375 114 0 0 0 489 54.3 FACIANE, Malcolm 1 Total 11 1795 3228 76 874 196 6169 560.8 HIGGASON, Taylor 1 CHAMPIONS • 2016 TROPHY Opponents 200611OVC 1974 2363 220 835 UT 213 MARTIN 5605 509.5FOOTBALL AXLINE,GUIDE Ben • back-to-back 1 - SGT. YORK -

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EVANS, Walter 2 27 13.5 0 15 LANDRY, Jordan 2 22 11.0 0 22 GILLEYLEN, James 1 19 19.0 0 19 COUNCE, Caleb 1 3 3.0 0 3 TRIPLETT, Terrious 1 -7 -7.0 0 0 CLEMONS, Marquis 1 12 12.0 0 12 WHITE, Jaquille 1 17 17.0 0 17 GLOVER, Deantae 1 41 41.0 1 41 Passing gp-gs effic comp-att-int pct Martin yds tdSkyhawks lg avg/g Football FEARS-PEREZ, Taino 1 62 62.0 0 62 2015 UT NEAL, Jarod 11-11 246-411-14 3117 30 Statistics 64 283.4 (asTotal UT140.83 Martin Overall 59.9 Individual of Nov 23, 2015) 11 196 17.8 1 62 COOK, Troy 4-0 146.60 11-16-0 68.8 109All 1games 25 27.2 Opponents 15 213 14.2 2 93 kyhawks Football kyhawks TEAMFootball 11-0 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 Statistics (as of Nov 23, 2015) Statistics (as William of Nov 23, 2015) Kick Returns no. yds avg td lg 11-6 -200.00 0-1-1 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 ames TANNER, ames RAY, Najee PAT 100.0 LANDRY, Jordan 18 360 20.0 0 40 11-1 116.80 1-1-0 2 0 2 0.2 Scoring td 11fg 139.87 kick258-430-15 rush rcv 60.0 pass 3228 dxp saf31 pts64 293.5 Total Offense rush 278 pass18.5 total 0 avg/g MARTIN, Tae g plays 15 31 Total WRIGHT, Rod 14 11 - 128.65- 172-335-11 2 51.3 - 2363 - 25 - 8871 214.8 NEAL, Jarod 3325 0302.3 Dawson,Sheldon11 460 208 5 3117 72 14.4 19 Opponents REDDITT, Jackson 46-47 pass- total- avg/g - - 82 GARLAND, Trent Wilfred10 149 674 TAYLOR, 4 104 026.0674 0 67.4 31 pts Total Offense g- 12-17 plays rush pts Total Offense g8 plays total- tdavg/g GARLAND, - no.rush - ydspass - lg avg/g - - 48 FAIR, Ladevin 9 68 375 88 NEAL, JarodTrent 11 460 208 3117-avg3325 302.3 Receiving gp-gs RAY, Najee 2 31 015.5375 0 41.7 20 88 NEAL, Jarod 11 WEATHERS, Caylon 8 460 - 62 208 -963311715.5 - 41 -87.5- 48 RAY, Najee 82 GARLAND, Trent 10 149 674 0- 3325 674-14302.3 67.4 WRIGHT, Rod 11-10 FEARS-PEREZ,11 Taino 48 264 1 18 218.0266 0 24.2 18 82 GARLAND, Trent 10 149 674 0 674 TANNER, William -726 11.7 - 48 -66.0- 30 BOWE, Jaimiee 40 153 48 FAIR, Ladevin 95 -6862 375 0- 375- 867.4 41.7 WEATHERS, Caylon 11-11 BATTLE, Rakeem8 1 11 011.0153 0 19.1 11 48 FAIR, Ladevin 93 -68 375 BOWE, Jaimiee -656 014.0 - 63 -59.6- 18 COOK, Troy 4 19 4621 874 10919.0130 0 32.5 48 RAY, Najee 11 2- 375 266- 541.7 24.2 TANNER, William 11-6 4847 264 Total 40 48 RAY, Najee 11 48 264 2 266 24.2 RAY, Najee 2 12 BAKER, Preston 5 20 89 30 BOWE, Jaimiee 8 7-3 4016 153133 08.3153 1 19.1 AXLINE, Ben 16 19.0 Opponents 44 835 019.0 89 1 17.8 85 30 BOWE, Jaimiee 842 -40 1530 153 19.1 FAIR, Ladevin Ladevin - 17 -12.7- 12 BROWN, Ty 1 5 27 0 27 27.0 18 COOK, Troy FAIR, 9-2 1913 21 114 109- 8.8130- 0 32.5 18 COOK, Troy 4 19 21 109 130 32.5 FACIANE, Malcolm 1 6 HIGGASON, Taylor 3 1 23 0 23 7.7 12 BAKER, Preston 511-1 2011 89150 13.6 0 89 0 17.8 Fumble Returns no. yds avg td lg RAY, Najee 64 13.6 12 BAKER, Preston 5 20 89 0 89 17.8 LANDRY, Jordan 1 6 TAYLOR, Wilfred 3 1 11 0 11 3.7 12 BROWN, Ty 510 27 64 06.4 27 0 27.0 TRIPLETT, Terrious 1 22 22.0 1 22 RATLIFF, James 11-6 16 5.8 126 BROWN, Ty Taylor 113 - 51 27 00- 2015 27 UT Football BAKER, Preston -7.7 Martin - - Skyhawks 6 TANNER, William 11 2 -8 0 -8 -0.7 HIGGASON, 23 23- 027.0 LANDRY, Jordan 0 0 0.0 1 0 THOMPSON, Brett 9-1 1 9 23 109 012.1 26 12.1 66 HIGGASON, Taylor 3 23 7.7 UT Martin Overall Individual Statistics (as of Nov 23, 2015) HIGGASON, Taylor 1 6 TEAM 11 16 -42 0 -42 -3.8 TAYLOR, Wilfred 310-9 1 9 11 94 10.4 0 11 0 3.7 Total 1 22 22.0 2 22 GARLAND, Trent 51 9.4 66 TAYLOR, Wilfred 31 - 12 11 011 3.7 - All HOUSTON, Rodarius - games 6 Total 11 829 1795 3228 5023 456.6 TANNER, William 11 -8 -8- --0.7 Opponents 0 0 0.0 0 0 KERRICK, Kyle 6-1 2 4 -8 32 008.0 -8 0 -0.719 5.3 66 TANNER, William 11 AXLINE, Ben 1 6 Opponents 11 727 1974 2363 4337 394.3 TEAM 11 16 -42 0 -42 -3.8 HOUSTON, Rodarius 10-1 3 29 9.7 1 14 2.9 66 TEAM 11 -42 0- 5023 -42- 456.6 -3.8 GLOVER, Deantae -16 1795 - 3228 - 6 Total 111 829 HIGGASON, Taylor 3-0829 21795- 50322825.0 1456.6 37 -16.766 Total 11 5023 PAT TRIPLETT, Terrious 1 6 Opponents 11 727 1974 2363 4337 394.3 172363rush ROGERS, 66 Opponents 11-td9-3727 4337rcv Scoring Corey pass pts Total Offense g plays rush pass total avg/g TEAM - fg 21974-kick - 8.5 - 0394.3 - 13 dxp - 1.9saf 2 4 BOWE, Jaimiee 66 WRIGHT, Rod 14 NEAL, Jarod 11 460 208 3117 3325 302.3 NEAL, Jarod - 8-0 - - 2 - - 9 0-14.5 - 202-2-12 - -1.1- - 088 McELRATH, CJ -012-171 46-47 31 0-1 31.0 64 REDDITT, Jackson 46-47 GARLAND, Trent 10 149 674 0 674 67.4 Total 50 5-12-17 2 0- 2-2-31 - -6.22 - 39082 BAKER, Preston 5 0 1 28 28.0 40 GARLAND, Trent - 0-1FAIR, Ladevin 9 68 375 0 375 41.7 Opponents 51 8 4-10- 48-49 1 0- 1-1-28 - -5.61 - 37048 EDDINGS, TylerCaylon 38-0 - 1 0- -13 -4.3 - 48 0 WEATHERS, -13 13.0 RAY, Najee 11 48 264 2 266 24.2 90 90 FACIANE, Malcolm 11-1 1 6 6.0 1 TANNER, William 5 - - 6 -0.5 - 30 BOWE, Jaimiee 8 40 153 0 153 19.1 70 70 TAYLOR, Wilfred BOWE, - 1 01-19- 220-292.0 - 30-39 0- 40-49 - 2 50-99 -0.7 - lg 18 COOK, Troy 13050+ 32.5 Field GoalsJaimiee fg3-0 pct. blk Punting no. 4 yds 19avg 21 lg tb109fc i20 blk NEAL, 11-11 RAY,Jarod Najee 2 70.6 - 1 0-0 - 2 5-6 2.0 - 6-8 0- 1-2 - 2 0-1 -0.2 - 41 122 REDDITT, BAKER, Preston 89 1 02 1289 9 17.8 REDDITT, Jackson 12-17 Jackson 45 51852 20 41.2 61 1 FAIR, Ladevin - tb 12.5 -fc i2031 - -64 - - 12 BROWN, Ty TEAM 1 1 0 50.0 27 0 0 00 027 0 27.0 0 g blk Total Punting no. 211 yds-258 avg 3228 lg 50+ blk 293.5 g1 blk2 Opponents Punting no. yds -172 avg 2363 lg- tb1 13.7 fc i20 50+ Malcolm UT 11852 - 2Opponents - 9 -blk - 6 HIGGASON, Taylor 1 23 1 02 1223 9 7.7 FGFACIANE, Sequence Total 46 31852 40.3 61 1 11 711 214.8 REDDITT, Jackson 45Martin 41.2 61 1225 1 2 REDDITT, Jackson 45 1852 41.2 61 1 2 12 LANDRY, 6 TAYLOR, Wilfred 1 11 3 17 0 1311 7 3.7 Ole Miss Jordan 23,(29) Opponents 57 32085 36.6 61 1 TEAM 1 1 0- 0.0 -0 0 - 0- 0 - 90 - 10 - TEAM 1 11852 0 - 40.3 0.0 61 0- 01 -02(34) 0 - 09 - 01 - BAKER, Preston 6 TANNER, William 11 2 -8 0 -8 -0.7 Bethel - 46 Total 12 Total 46 1852 40.3 61 1 2 12 9 1 HIGGASON, Taylor 1 6 TEAM 11 16 -42 0 -42 -3.8 Kickoffs no. yds avg tb ob retn net ydln Jacksonville State (41),(38) Opponents 57 2085 36.6 61 3 173013 7 1 Opponents 57 2085 36.6 61 3 17 13 7 1 HOUSTON, Rodarius 1 6 Total 11 829 1795 3228 5023 456.6 MERSMAN, Mitch 72 3965 55.1 13 5 Tennessee Tech 48,(34) (32) AXLINE, Ben - ob retn - 37,42 - ydln - 6 Opponents 4337 394.3 REDDITT, Jackson 111 64727 64.01974 0 2363 0 Tennessee State - no. 1 yds- avg tb Kickoffs net Kickoffs no. yds avg tb ob retn net ydln GLOVER, Deantae 1 6 Total 73 4029 55.2 13 5 19.0 39.3 25 Austin Peay Mitch (32),31,(31),(29) 24 MERSMAN, 72 3965 55.1 13 5 MERSMAN, Mitch 721 3965 TRIPLETT, Terrious (36) 1 64- 55.1 - 6 Opponents 67 4134 61.7 17 3 19.0 42.3 22 Murray State REDDITT, Jackson 64.0 13-0 50 - (35) - REDDITT, 1 4029 0- 05 19.0 TEAM Jackson - 64 - 64.0 - - 39.3 - - 25 - 2 4 Arkansas - 73 Total 55.2 13 Total 73 4029 55.2 13 5 19.0 39.3 25 NEAL, Jarod 0-1 2-2 0 Eastern Kentucky (27),(23) Opponents 67 4134 61.7 17 3 19.0 42.3 22 Opponents 6750 4134 61.7 46-47 17 3 0-1 19.03742.3 Total Illinois 12-17 2 2-222 - 2 390 Eastern (32),(21),33 Opponents 1 1-1 - 1 370 Southeast Missouri 51 51 4-10 48-49 0-1 (23),42

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

GARLAND, Trent FAIR, Ladevin RAY, Najee NEAL, Jarod BOWE, Jaimiee BAKER, Preston BROWN, Ty HIGGASON, Taylor COOK, Troy TAYLOR, Wilfred TANNER, William TEAM Total Opponents

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Overall Team Statistics


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2015 UT Martin Skyhawks Football UT Martin Overall Defensive Statistics (as of May 19, 2016) All games

Overall Defensive Statistics # 9 2 40 50 91 26 45 21 47 56 36 18 94 29 23 44 3 7 41 55 99 90 30 43 28 5 93 4 22 12 49 35 27 46 88 17 14 8 1 81 98 97 1D 54 74 64 39 24 57 42 TM

Defensive Leaders

gp-gs

CLEMONS, Marquis TRIPLETT, Terrious PRATHER JR, Kevin GILLEYLEN, James TAYLOR, Damani EVANS, Walter COUNCE, Caleb LANDRY, Jordan GLOVER, Deantae MURPHY, Jay THOMPSON-CLAY, Jul HAGENS, Kahlid JONES, Keith SIMMS, Aaron JACKSON, Justin HUDDLESTON, Parris MARTIN, Tae ALSTON, Ervin WALL, Garrett SIMMONS, DJ PYLES, Jeremy SWEEDEN, Tyler WARREN, Trey COTTON, James BURNS, Logan BATTLE, Rakeem TURNER, Mike WHITE, Jaquille GARLAND, Trent FEARS-PEREZ, Taino MERSMAN, Mitch DANCE, Nick STREATOR, Porter RATLIFF, James AXLINE, Ben KERRICK, Kyle HOUSTON, Rodarius TANNER, William RAY, Najee WEATHERS, Caylon LARSON, Kade VINCENT, Garrett Dawson,Sheldon CLEAVES, Tavarious BURLEIGH, Robert BOND, Kadarren DAGGETT, Bobby BOWE, Jaimiee REDDITT, Jackson DANIEL, Demonta TEAM Total Opponents

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

ua

Tackles a tot

37 42 32 29 18 39 22 33 16 38 27 24 17 24 21 17 15 15 2 23 14 11 6 18 4 18 10 7 11 6 5 11 8 4 4 8 4 8 3 7 1 8 1 6 4 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 1 4 4 1 2 3 . 4 1 3 2 2 2 2 3 . 1 2 1 2 . 3 2 . 1 1 2 . . 2 1 1 2 . . 2 . 1 . 1 . 1 1 . 1 . . 1 . . 317 442 368 503

79 61 57 55 54 51 41 38 30 25 25 24 22 17 17 16 12 12 12 10 9 7 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 . 759 871

tfl/yds

Sacks no-yds

Pass defense Fumbles blkd int-yds brup qbh rcv-yds ff kick

2.5-13 3.0-9 8.0-25 5.5-10 9.0-38 2.5-7 6.0-36 0.5-0 3.5-5 1.5-4 2.5-17 1.0-3 3.0-13 0.5-1 . 3.0-8 1.0-7 . 0.5-1 1.0-2 2.5-12 2.5-13 . 0.5-1 . . 0.5-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5-2 . . . . . . . . . 62-230 43-135

. 1-12 1.0-6 1--7 2.5-15 . . 1-19 5.5-33 . 1.0-5 2-27 2.5-17 1-3 . 2-22 . 1-41 0.5-2 . 2.0-14 . . . 1.5-8 . . . . . . . 1.0-7 . . . . . 0.5-1 . 1.0-6 . 2.0-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-17 . . . 1-62 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-126 11-196 10-57 15-213

3 3 1 2 . 6 2 8 . . 1 1 1 6 2 . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 41

2 . 7 7 2 . 4 . 3 1 5 . 3 . . . . . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 46

. 1-22 . 1-0 . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22 8-0

. . 1 . . 2 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 6 10

2006 OVC CHAMPIONS • 2016 UT MARTIN FOOTBALL GUIDE • back-to-back SGT. YORK TROPHY

. . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . 2 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3

saf

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 1


Individual Season/Career Stats SEASON Rushing

Passing

Receiving

net

avg

td

lg avg/g

gp

11 4 11 11 11 11 11 gp

effic comp-att-int

pct

yds

28 67.4 52 41.7 32 24.0 23 18.9 26 19.1 24 17.8 13 27.0 23 7.7 13 5.2 11 3.7 0 -0.7 0 -3.8 52 163.2 70 179.5 td

140.83 246-411-14 59.9 3117 30 146.60 11-16-0 68.8 109 1 0.00 0-1-0 0.0 0 0 -200.00 0-1-1 0.0 0 0 116.80 1-1-0 100.0 2 0 139.87 258-430-15 60.0 3228 31 128.65 172-335-11 51.3 2363 25 no.

yds

avg

td

lg avg/g

lg avg/g

64 283.4 25 27.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 2 0.2 64 293.5 71 214.8

gp

att

44 22 32 38 8 5 1 13 4 3 23

274 100 116 139 40 20 5 1 3 1 1

gp

gain

1485 566 605 693 163 89 28 23 21 11 0

loss

38 24 30 256 10 0 1 0 0 0 8

effic comp-att-int

38 4

136.02 532-883-27 146.60 11-16-0

23 -200.00 32 116.80

gp

no.

0-1-1 1-1-0

yds

avg

net

1447 542 575 437 153 89 27 23 21 11 -8

pct

avg

td

5.3 5.4 5.0 3.1 3.8 4.4 5.4 23.0 7.0 11.0 -8.0

lg

15 3 4 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 0

yds

avg/g

37 52 32 45 26 24 13 23 13 11 0

td

32.9 24.6 18.0 11.5 19.1 17.8 27.0 1.8 5.2 3.7 -0.3

lg

avg/g

60.2 68.8

6526 109

53 1

64 25

171.7 27.2

0.0 100.0

0 2

0 0

0 2

0.0 0.1

td

lg

avg/g

11 62 963 15.5 14 41 87.5 28 84 1298 15.5 16 60 46.4 11 62 726 11.7 8 48 66.0 22 70 842 12.0 9 48 38.3 11 47 656 14.0 5 63 59.6 23 85 1183 13.9 9 63 51.4 7 16 133 8.3 1 16 19.0 30 28 327 11.7 3 44 10.9 9 13 114 8.8 0 17 12.7 22 33 259 7.8 0 27 11.8 11 11 150 13.6 0 64 13.6 32 31 298 9.6 1 64 9.3 11 10 64 6.4 0 16 5.8 41 16 118 7.4 1 23 2.9 9 9 109 12.1 0 26 12.1 9 9 109 12.1 0 26 12.1 10 9 94 10.4 0 51 9.4 44 28 183 6.5 1 51 4.2 6 4 32 8.0 0 19 5.3 30 44 489 11.1 3 29 16.3 10 3 29 9.7 1 14 2.9 10 3 29 9.7 1 14 2.9 3 2 50 25.0 1 37 16.7 13 9 189 21.0 2 48 14.5 9 2 17 8.5 0 13 1.9 30 9 100 11.1 1 23 3.3 8 2 9 4.5 0 12 1.1 8 2 9 4.5 0 12 1.1 5 1 31 31.0 0 31 6.2 5 1 31 31.0 0 31 6.2 5 1 28 28.0 0 28 5.6 5 1 28 28.0 0 28 5.6 3 1 13 13.0 2015 0 13 UT 4.3 Martin Skyhawks 3 1 Football 13 13.0 0 13 4.3 Martin Statistics 11 1 6Individual 6.0 1 6 Season/Career 0.5 11 1 6 (as 6.0 of May 1 6 19,0.52016) 3 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.7 3 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.7 All games 11 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.2 38 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 11 258 3228 12.5 31 64 293.5 CAREER 11 172SEASON 2363 13.7 25 71 214.8 g plays

rush

pass

total avg/g

g

plays

1022 274 100 117 40 19 20 5 1 1 2

rush

437 1447 542 575 153 21 89 27 23 11 -8

pass

6526 0 0 2 0 109 0 0 0 0 0

total

6963 1447 542 577 153 130 89 27 23 11 -8

67

• back-to-back SGT. YORK TROPHY

avg/g

183.2 32.9 24.6 18.0 19.1 32.5 17.8 27.0 1.8 3.7 -0.3

THIS IS UT MARTIN

NEAL, Jarod 11 460 208 3117 3325 302.3 38 GARLAND, Trent 10 149 674 0 674 67.4 44 FAIR, Ladevin 9 68 375 0 375 41.7 22 RAY, Najee 11 48 264 2 266 24.2 32 BOWE, Jaimiee 8 40 153 0 153 19.1 8 COOK, Troy 4 19 21 109 130 32.5 4 BAKER, Preston 5 20 89 0 89 17.8 5 BROWN, Ty 1 5 27 0 27 27.0 1 HIGGASON, Taylor 3 1 23 0 23 7.7 13 TAYLOR, Wilfred 3 1 11 0 11 3.7 3 TANNER, William 11 2 -8 0 -8 -0.7 23 TEAM 11 16 -42 0 -42 -3.8 Total 11 829 1795 3228 5023 456.6 Opponents 11 CHAMPIONS 727 1974 • 2363 394.3 2006 OVC 20164337 UT MARTIN FOOTBALL GUIDE

RECORD BOOK

Total Offense

gain loss

2015 IN REVIEW

WRIGHT, Rod WEATHERS, Caylon TANNER, William AXLINE, Ben FAIR, Ladevin RAY, Najee RATLIFF, James THOMPSON, Brett GARLAND, Trent KERRICK, Kyle HOUSTON, Rodarius HIGGASON, Taylor ROGERS, Corey BOWE, Jaimiee McELRATH, CJ BAKER, Preston EDDINGS, Tyler FACIANE, Malcolm UT TAYLOR, Wilfred NEAL, Jarod Total Opponents

att

SEASON PREVIEW

NEAL, Jarod COOK, Troy TEAM TANNER, William RAY, Najee Total Opponents

gp

10 149 696 22 674 4.5 8 9 68 390 15 375 5.5 2 11 47 270 6 264 5.6 2 11 49 272 64 208 4.2 0 8 40 163 10 153 3.8 3 5 20 89 0 89 4.4 1 1 5 28 1 27 5.4 0 3 1 23 0 23 23.0 0 4 3 21 0 21 7.0 0 3 1 11 0 11 11.0 0 11 1 0 8 -8 -8.0 0 11 15 0 42 -42 -2.8 0 11 399 1963 168 1795 4.5 16 11 392 2267 293 1974 5.0 23

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

GARLAND, Trent FAIR, Ladevin RAY, Najee NEAL, Jarod BOWE, Jaimiee BAKER, Preston BROWN, Ty HIGGASON, Taylor COOK, Troy TAYLOR, Wilfred TANNER, William TEAM Total Opponents

CAREER

COACHING STAFF

2015 UT Martin Skyhawks Football UT Martin Individual Season/Career Statistics (as of May 19, 2016) All games


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TANNER, William TEAM Total Opponents

11 11 11 11

2 -8 0 -8 -0.7 16 -42 0 -42 -3.8 829 1795 3228 5023 456.6 727 1974 2363 4337 394.3

Scoring

td

fg

68

2

-8

0

-8

-0.3

Individual Season/Career Stats

WRIGHT, Rod REDDITT, Jackson GARLAND, Trent WEATHERS, Caylon TANNER, William BOWE, Jaimiee RAY, Najee FAIR, Ladevin HIGGASON, Taylor FACIANE, Malcolm HOUSTON, Rodarius TRIPLETT, Terrious BAKER, Preston AXLINE, Ben GLOVER, Deantae LANDRY, Jordan TEAM NEAL, Jarod Total Opponents

14 - 12-17 8 8 5 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 - - 50 12-17 51 4-10

46-47 46-47 48-49

0-1 0-1 0-1

2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2-2 2 2-2 1 1-1

-

pts

- 88 - 82 - 48 - 48 - 30 - 18 - 12 - 12 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 2 4 0 2 390 1 370

td

fg

9

-

PAT rush rcv pass dxp saf

kick

16 - 36-49 16 9 9 3 5 3 2 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 -

125-127 -

yds

1-1 -

2 -

0-1

- 2-4

no.

12 1 0 13 22

57 18 1 76 220

avg

4.8 18.0 0.0 5.8 10.0

td

0 0 0 0 0

17 0 1 17 58

lg

no.

24 1 0

115 18 1

avg

4.8 18.0 0.0

td

0 0 0

17 0 1

Kick Returns

no.

yds

avg

td

lg

no.

yds

avg

td

lg

TANNER, William ALSTON, Ervin GILLEYLEN, James Total Opponents

yds

PAT rush rcv pass dxp saf

kick

Punt Returns

-

pts

-

-

100 233 98 54 54 18 30 18 12 6 6 6 6 18 6 6

-

-

54

lg

LANDRY, Jordan 18 360 20.0 0 40 25 485 19.4 0 40 MARTIN, Tae 15 278 18.5 0 31 23 389 16.9 0 31 Dawson,Sheldon 5 72 14.4 0 19 5 72 14.4 0 19 TAYLOR, Wilfred 4 104 26.0 0 2015 31 4 Football 104 26.0 0 31 UT Martin Skyhawks RAY, Najee 2 31 15.5 0 20 2 31 15.5 0 20 UT Martin Individual Season/Career Statistics (as of May 19, 2016) FEARS-PEREZ, Taino 1 18 18.0 0 18 184 18.4 0 38 All games 10 BATTLE, Rakeem 1 11 11.0 0 11 1 11 11.0 0 11 Total 46 874 19.0 0 40 CAREER Opponents 44 SEASON 835 19.0 1 85 Interceptions

no.

2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 15

27 22 17 12 62 41 -7 3 19 196 213

Fumble Returns

no.

yds

EVANS, Walter LANDRY, Jordan WHITE, Jaquille CLEMONS, Marquis FEARS-PEREZ, Taino GLOVER, Deantae TRIPLETT, Terrious COUNCE, Caleb GILLEYLEN, James Total Opponents TRIPLETT, Terrious LANDRY, Jordan Total Opponents All Purpose

23

WRIGHT, Rod GARLAND, Trent WEATHERS, Ca TANNER, Willia

1 0 1 0

g

rush

yds

22 0 22 0

rcv

avg

td

avg

td

13.5 11.0 17.0 12.0 62.0 41.0 -7.0 3.0 19.0 17.8 14.2 22.0 0.0 22.0 0.0 pr

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2

lg

no.

yds

lg

no.

yds

g

rush

15 22 17 12 62 41 0 3 19 62 93

1 1 2 0

5 3 2 3 3 1 3 1 1

22 0 22 0 kr

1 0

ir

total avg/g

43 52 17 34 61 41 9 3 19

22 0

avg

td

avg

td

8.6 17.3 8.5 11.3 20.3 41.0 3.0 3.0 19.0

22.0 0.0

rcv

lg

1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

16 30 17 22 62 41 16 3 19

lg

1 1

22 0

pr

kr

ir

11 0 963 0 0 0 963 87.5 28 0 1298 0 0 0 10 674 94 0 0 0 768 76.8 44 1447 183 0 0 0 11 OVC 0 CHAMPIONS 726 0 • 2016 0 UT0 MARTIN 726 66.0 22 • back-to-back 0 842 0 YORK 0TROPHY0 2006 FOOTBALL GUIDE SGT. 11 -8 656 57 0 0 705 64.1 23 -8 1183 115 0 0

total

1298 1630 842 1290

avg/g

46.4 37.0 38.3 56.1


UT Martin Individual Season/Career Statistics (as of May 19, 2016) All games

## Defensive Leaders

gp

ua

a total

tfl sack int pbu

. 1 3 1.0 1 3 2.5 . 1 . 1 2 5.5 . . 1.0 2 6 2.5 1 2 . 2 8 . 1 . 0.5 . . 2.0 . 1 . . 1 1.5 . 1 . . 6 . . 2 . . . . . . 1.0 . . . . . 0.5 . . 1.0 . . 2.0 . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 11 38 10 15 41

fr

ff blk

. . 1 . . 1 1 . . . . 2 1 . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 6 8 10

. . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . 2 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 3

gp

46 21 11 11 11 39 34 40 40 21 11 20 35 35 20 10 7 19 10 21 19 34 22 5 18 44 11 11 2 14 11 41 13 10 30 41 30 8 4 2 32 35 22 23 8 38 23 7 22 11

ua

a

8 4 109 50 39 18 39 22 33 16 38 73 51 18 29 52 35 28 57 2 32 14 11 21 39 15 57 43 17 12 7 5 11 4 8 15 14 4 8 4 14 6 16 13 23 8 5 3 3 14 6 9 13 3 2 2 3 1 4 25 35 2 2 69 67 1 3 . 3 4 5 8 2 3 4 2 . . 2 . 2 1 1 5 5 2 . 2 1 1 . 6 2 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1

total

tfl

193 7.0 89 3.5 57 8.0 55 5.5 54 9.0 124 5.5 47 6.5 87 1.5 85 13.0 34 2.5 25 2.5 60 1.0 72 6.0 60 2.5 19 0.0 16 3.0 12 0.5 29 1.5 12 0.0 18 1.0 22 3.5 36 8.0 13 1.5 6 0.5 20 4.5 22 0.0 5 0.0 5 0.0 5 0.5 60 5.0 4 0.0 136 3.0 4 0.0 3 0.0 9 0.0 10 0.5 7 0.0 2 0.0 2 0.0 2 0.0 2 0.0 10 2.5 2 0.0 3 0.0 1 0.0 8 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0

sack int pbu

. 1.0 2.5 . 5.5 1.0 2.5 . 5.0 0.5 2.0 . 3.0 . . . . 1.0 . 0.5 1.0 5.0 1.5 . . . . . . 1.0 . . . . . 0.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3 9 3 6 . 1 1 2 . . 5 8 1 2 3 20 1 1 . . . 1 . 3 1 1 1 13 . 4 . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . 2 . . . . 1 . . . 3 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

fr

1 1 . 1 . 1 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ff blk

. . 1 . . 2 . . 2 . . . . 2 . . . . . . . 1 . . . 1 . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . 2 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

RECORD BOOK

2.5 3.0 8.0 5.5 9.0 2.5 6.0 0.5 3.5 1.5 2.5 1.0 3.0 0.5 0.0 3.0 0.5 1.0 0.0 1.0 2.5 2.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 62 43

2015 IN REVIEW

10 37 42 79 10 32 29 61 11 18 39 57 11 22 33 55 11 16 38 54 11 27 24 51 11 17 24 41 11 21 17 38 11 15 15 30 10 2 23 25 11 14 11 25 9 6 18 24 11 4 18 22 11 10 7 17 9 11 6 17 10 5 11 16 7 4 8 12 7 8 4 12 10 4 8 12 9 3 7 10 11 1 8 9 11 1 6 7 10 4 2 6 5 3 3 6 7 4 1 5 10 2 3 5 11 3 2 5 11 2 3 5 2 1 4 5 2 2 2 4 11 2 2 4 5 . 4 4 11 1 3 4 10 . 3 3 7 1 2 3 11 3 . 3 6 1 2 3 8 2 . 2 4 . 2 2 2 . 2 2 11 1 1 2 11 1 1 2 11 2 . 2 11 2 . 2 8 1 . 1 11 1 . 1 11 . 1 1 6 . 1 1 11 . 1 1 11 . 1 1 11 . . . 11 317 442 759 11 368 503 871

SEASON PREVIEW

CLEMONS, Marquis TRIPLETT, Terrious PRATHER JR, Kevin GILLEYLEN, James TAYLOR, Damani EVANS, Walter COUNCE, Caleb LANDRY, Jordan GLOVER, Deantae MURPHY, Jay THOMPSON-CLAY, Jul HAGENS, Kahlid JONES, Keith SIMMS, Aaron JACKSON, Justin HUDDLESTON, Parrish WALL, Garrett MARTIN, Tae ALSTON, Ervin SIMMONS, DJ PYLES, Jeremy SWEEDEN, Tyler WARREN, Trey COTTON, James WHITE, Jaquille GARLAND, Trent BURNS, Logan BATTLE, Rakeem TURNER, Mike DANCE, Nick STREATOR, Porter FEARS-PEREZ, Taino MERSMAN, Mitch HOUSTON, Rodarius AXLINE, Ben RATLIFF, James KERRICK, Kyle Dawson,Sheldon LARSON, Kade CLEAVES, Tavarious RAY, Najee VINCENT, Garrett WEATHERS, Caylon TANNER, William BOWE, Jaimiee REDDITT, Jackson BURLEIGH, Robert DANIEL, Demonta BOND, Kadarren DAGGETT, Bobby TEAM Total Opponents

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Game Highs

2015 UT Martin Skyhawks Football UT Martin Game Superlatives (as of May 19, 2016) All games

UT MARTIN GAME-HIGHS TEAM GAME HIGHS Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes

Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return

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at Tennessee Tech (Oct 03, 2015) at Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015) at Austin Peay (Oct 17, 2015) vs Bethel (Sep 10, 2015) at Austin Peay (Oct 17, 2015) at Arkansas (Oct 31, 2015) at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) vs Bethel (Sep 10, 2015) at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) at Arkansas (Oct 31, 2015) vs Bethel (Sep 10, 2015) at Tennessee Tech (Oct 03, 2015) vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) at Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015) at Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015) at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) vs Eastern Illinois (Nov 14, 2015) at Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015) at Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015) vs Bethel (Sep 10, 2015) at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) at Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015) vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015)

UT MARTIN INDIVIDUAL GAME-HIGHS INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes Long Rush Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing TD Passes Long Pass Receptions Yards Receiving TD Receptions Long Reception Field Goals Long Field Goal Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return Long Kickoff Return Tackles Sacks Tackles For Loss

Interceptions

2015 UT Martin Skyhawks Football UT Martin Game Superlatives (as of May 19, 2016) All games

26 26 138 2 2 52 51 34 433 6 64 10 10 162 3 3 64 3 41 10 48.0 61 3 17 40 40 13 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2

GARLAND, Trent vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) GARLAND, Trent at Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015) GARLAND, Trent at Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015) GARLAND, Trent at Austin Peay (Oct 17, 2015) GARLAND, Trent vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) FAIR, Ladevin at Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015) NEAL, Jarod at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) NEAL, Jarod vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) NEAL, Jarod vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) NEAL, Jarod vs Bethel (Sep 10, 2015) NEAL, Jarod at Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015) WRIGHT, Rod vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) WEATHERS, Caylon vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) WRIGHT, Rod vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) WEATHERS, Caylon vs Bethel (Sep 10, 2015) WRIGHT, Rod vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) RAY, Najee at Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015) REDDITT, Jackson at Austin Peay (Oct 17, 2015) REDDITT, Jackson vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) REDDITT, Jackson at Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015) REDDITT, Jackson vs Bethel (Sep 10, 2015) REDDITT, Jackson at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) REDDITT, Jackson at Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015) TANNER, William vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) LANDRY, Jordan vs Tennessee State (Oct 10, 2015) LANDRY, Jordan at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) LANDRY, Jordan vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) TAYLOR, Damani at Tennessee Tech (Oct 03, 2015) GILLEYLEN, James at Tennessee Tech (Oct 03, 2015) TAYLOR, Damani at Tennessee Tech (Oct 03, 2015) COUNCE, Caleb vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) EVANS, Walter at Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015)

2015 UT Martin Skyhawks Football UT Martin Game Superlatives (as of May 19, 2016) All games

OPPONENT GAME-HIGHS OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME-HIGHS OPPONENT TEAM GAME HIGHS OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL GAME HIGHS

Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By

First Downs

46 247 6.6 3 3 3 52 34 433 9.5 7 93 661 7.7 72 8 30 11 100 4 4 3 10 48.0 61 3 17

2015 UT Martin Skyhawks Football UT Martin Game Superlatives (as of May 19, 2016) All games

Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By Punts Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return

53 338 9.4 6 49 24 364 15.0 5 5 82 662 10.6 76 2 2 2 2 28 28 8 8 81 3 3 4 4 10 53.0 61 3 58

vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) at Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015) at Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015) at Arkansas (Oct 31, 2015) at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) at Arkansas (Oct 31, 2015) at Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015) at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) at Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015) at Arkansas (Oct 31, 2015) at Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015) vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) vs Eastern Illinois (Nov 14, 2015) at Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015) at Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015) vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) vs Eastern Illinois (Nov 14, 2015) at Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015) at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) at Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015) at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) vs Eastern Illinois (Nov 14, 2015) at Tennessee Tech (Oct 03, 2015) vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) at Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015) at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) at Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015)

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Rushes

16 POPE,Troymaine, vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) 16 FRANKLIN,Julia, at Austin Peay (Oct 17, 2015) 16 Alex Collins, at Arkansas (Oct 31, 2015) Yards Rushing 173 Alex Collins, at Arkansas (Oct 31, 2015) TD Rushes 5 Alex Collins, at Arkansas (Oct 31, 2015) Long Rush 70 Eugene Brazley, at Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015) Pass attempts 43 HUMPHRIES, KD, vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) Pass completions 23 HUMPHRIES, KD, vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) Yards Passing 354 CONEY, Bennie, at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) TD Passes 5 CONEY, Bennie, at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) Long Pass 71 HUMPHRIES, KD, vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) 71 Brandon Allen, at Arkansas (Oct 31, 2015) Receptions 10 McROBERTS, Paul, at Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015) Yards Receiving 127 McROBERTS, Paul, at Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015) TD Receptions 3 BARGE,Josh, vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) Long Reception 71 DAVIS, Janawski, vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) 71 Dominique Reed, at Arkansas (Oct 31, 2015) Field Goals 1 KAMMERZELL, Cas, vs Bethel (Sep 10, 2015) 1 Arnold, John, at Tennessee Tech (Oct 03, 2015) 1 MITCHELL, Conno, vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) 1 McCRUM, Ryan, at Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015) Long Field Goal 35 MITCHELL, Conno, vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) Punts 10 King, Jonathan, at Tennessee Tech (Oct 03, 2015) Punting Avg 53.0 MacINNES,Hamish, vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) Long Punt 61 KNIGHT, Alex, at Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015) Punts inside 20 3 WRZUSZCZAK, K., at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) Long Punt Return 58 Carlos Davis, at Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015) Long Kickoff Return 85 DAVIS, Janawski, vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) Tackles 19 SPRAGGINS, Dequ, vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) Sacks 2.0 SPENCE, Noah, at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) Tackles For Loss 3.0 SPENCE, Noah, at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) Interceptions 1 Trae Elston, at Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015) 1 MILLER,DeBarria, vs Jacksonville State (Sep 26, 2015) 1 COLLINS, Chris, vs Tennessee State (Oct 10, 2015) 1 SAMUELS-CONNELL, vs Murray State (Oct 24, 2015) 1 Rohan Gaines, at Arkansas (Oct 31, 2015) 1 Brooks Ellis, at Arkansas (Oct 31, 2015) 1 DERRICOTT, D., at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) 1 NORTHINGTON, K., at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) 1 ABSANON, S., at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) 1 GRACE, Kobie, at Eastern Kentucky (Nov 07, 2015) 1 WICKLIFFE, J, vs Eastern Illinois (Nov 14, 2015) 1 DEWBERRY, B, vs Eastern Illinois (Nov 14, 2015) 1 CHATMAN, Dylan, vs Eastern Illinois (Nov 14, 2015) FOOTBALL GUIDE • back-to-back SGT. YORK TROPHY 1 CORONADO, T, vs Eastern Illinois (Nov 14, 2015)


Team Game-by-Game TEAM STATISTICS

Date

no.

at Ole Miss BETHEL JACKSONVILLE STATE at Tennessee Tech TENNESSEE STATE at Austin Peay MURRAY STATE at Arkansas at Eastern Kentucky EASTERN ILLINOIS at Southeast Missouri

Rushing yds td

39 116 0 42 197 3 22 64 0 46 228 0 39 165 2 32 210 3 45 241 2 23 139 3 41 107 1 29 81 1 41 247 1 399 1795 16 392 1974 23

lg

no.

Receiving yds td

lg

Passing cmp-att-int yds

td

lg

23 16 174 0 64 16-29-1 174 0 64 24 23 299 7 37 23-35-0 299 7 37 19 34 433 4 63 34-49-1 433 4 63 25 25 248 4 40 25-43-0 248 4 40 17 16 195 2 57 16-27-1 195 2 57 32 18 233 1 41 18-28-0 233 1 41 27 25 420 5 51 25-44-1 420 5 51 26 30 380 1 31 30-44-2 380 1 31 19 25 360 3 61 25-52-4 360 3 61 13 30 322 1 27 30-50-4 322 1 27 52 16 164 3 20 16-29-1 164 3 20 52 258 3228 31 64 258-430-15 3228 31 64 70 172 2363 25 71 172-335-11 2363 25 71

Kick Returns no. yds td lg

5 2 6 3 3 2 6 8 4 4 3 46 44

90 49 116 71 102 22 67 118 88 64 87 874 835

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

24 31 26 31 40 19 19 24 40 24 37 40 85

Punt Returns no. yds td lg

1 8 1 -1 1 17 2 15 0 0 2 33 2 -1 0 0 2 5 1 3 1 -3 13 76 22 220

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

tot off

8 290 0 496 17 497 12 476 0 360 14 443 0 661 0 519 6 467 3 403 0 411 17 5023 58 4337

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2015 UT Martin Skyhawks Football UT Martin Team Game-by-Game (as of May 19, 2016) All games

Games: 11 • Avg/rush: 4.5 • Avg/catch: 12.5 • Pass effic: 139.87 • KR avg: 19.0 • PR avg: 5.8 • All purpose avg/game: 560.8 • Total offense avg/gm: 456.6

Date

Opponent

Sep 05 at Ole Miss Sep 10 BETHEL Sep 26 JACKSONVILLE STATE Oct 03 at Tennessee Tech Oct 10 TENNESSEE STATE Oct 17 at Austin Peay Oct 24 MURRAY STATE Oct 31 at Arkansas Nov 07 at Eastern Kentucky Nov 14 EASTERN ILLINOIS Nov 21 at Southeast Missouri UT Martin Opponents

30 34 40 21 17 31 20 29 34 25 36 317 368

no.

10 3 2 2 5 3 5 4 5 2 5 46 57

Tackles a total

42 54 54 28 52 46 40 28 28 40 30 442 503

yds

427 144 91 89 199 128 188 135 216 44 191 1852 2085

72 88 94 49 69 77 60 57 62 65 66 759 871 avg

42.7 48.0 45.5 44.5 39.8 42.7 37.6 33.8 43.2 22.0 38.2 40.3 36.6

tfl-yds

1.0-2 12.0-38 5.0-17 13.0-59 3.0-13 9.0-29 5.0-22 5.0-17 4.0-13 2.0-2 3.0-18 62.0-230 43.0-135

Sacks no-yds

0.0-0 2.0-9 2.0-11 8.0-49 2.0-11 1.0-7 3.0-18 1.0-7 1.0-8 0.0-0 1.0-6 21.0-126 10.0-57

Punting

long

57 55 50 47 50 55 51 41 61 44 48 61 61

Fumble ff fr-yds

blkd

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

0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 6 10 tb

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

Pass Defense blkd int-yds qbh brup kick

0-0 0-0 1-22 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 3-22 8-0

fc

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 17

1-0 1-62 0-0 1-19 1--7 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-63 2-29 3-30 11-196 15-213

50+

2 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 9 7

i20

3 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 1 12 13

0 3 2 1 5 7 9 0 7 2 1 37 46

1 2 4 5 2 4 5 0 9 5 1 38 41

0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 3

PAT Attempts kick rush rcv saf

0-0 10-10 5-5 4-4 4-4 5-5 5-6 4-4 4-4 1-1 4-4 46-47 48-49

Field Goals

md-att

1-2 0-0 2-2 1-2 0-0 3-4 1-1 0-0 2-2 2-3 0-1 12-17 4-10

long blkd

29 0 41 34 0 32 36 0 27 32 0 41 35

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

no.

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 1

0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1

Kickoffs

yds

2 130 11 674 7 368 6 314 5 261 9 504 9 352 5 290 8 467 6 375 5 294 73 4029 67 4134

avg

65.0 61.3 52.6 52.3 52.2 56.0 39.1 58.0 58.4 62.5 58.8 55.2 61.7

off t/o

0 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 17 3 7 48 80 tb

0 2 0 2 1 4 0 2 0 2 0 13 17

pts

3 72 41 31 28 44 52 28 42 21 28 390 370 ob

0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 5 3

RECORD BOOK

Sep 05 at Ole Miss Sep 10 BETHEL Sep 26 JACKSONVILLE STATE Oct 03 at Tennessee Tech Oct 10 TENNESSEE STATE Oct 17 at Austin Peay Oct 24 MURRAY STATE Oct 31 at Arkansas Nov 07 at Eastern Kentucky Nov 14 EASTERN ILLINOIS Nov 21 at Southeast Missouri UT Martin Opponents

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Jarod Neal

Rod Wright

Jackson Redditt

Damani Taylor

Named All-OVC second team after completing 246 passes for 3,117 yards and 30 touchdowns

Named All-OVC second team after totaling 62 catches for 963 yards and 14 touchdowns - tops in the OVC

Named All-OVC second team after grading out at 85% or better; Anchored an offensive line which ranked 10th in the nation in sacks allowed

Named All-OVC second team and All-Newcomer after leading the team with 5.5 sacks and 9.0 tackles for loss

Marquis Clemons

Jackson Redditt

Caylon Weathers

Jordan Landry

Named All-OVC second team after leading the team with 79 tackles and 2.5

Named All-OVC second team after becoming the program’s all-time leading kick-scorer with 233 points.

Weathers notched a career-high with 105

Ranked second in school history with 20

receiving yards and three touchdowns

career pass breakups while ranking third in

tackles for loss

against

Bethel

the

OVC in passes defended

72

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James gilleylen

Trent Garland

Kevin Prather Jr

Caleb Counce

Posted a breakout season, ranking fourth on the team in tackles (55) and fourth in tackles for oss (5.5)

Garland moved into the top-10 career rushing touchdowns list with 14, rank-

Started in every game as a true freshman while ranking third on the team with 57 tackles and 8.0 tackles for loss

Started all 11 games while ranking third on the team in tackles for loss (6.0) and sacks (2.5)

ing ninth in school history

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SKYHAWKS STRUGGLE IN SEASON OPENER BEFORE FALLING TO NO. 15 OLE MISS Oxford, Miss. • Sept. 5, 2015

UT Martin vs #15 Ole Miss (Sep 05, 2015 at Oxford, Miss.)

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Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Final UT Martin 0 0 3 0 3 Quickie (Final) Ole Miss 27 14 14 Statistics 21 76

UT Martin Rushing GARLAND, Trent BAKER, Preston HIGGASON, Taylor BOWE, Jaimiee

C-A-I 13-24-1 3-5-0

Receiving AXLINE, Ben WEATHERS, Caylon WRIGHT, Rod FAIR, Ladevin

No. 3 2 2 2

Punting REDDITT, Jackson

74

OM 76 28 36-338 324 28-19-1 64-662 0-0 6-80 2-40 1-93 2-46.0 0-0 3-30 23:51 4 of 9 2 of 2 5-5

Ole Miss No. Gain Loss 8 37 1 7 31 0 1 23 0 8 23 1

Passing NEAL, Jarod COOK, Troy

No. 10

Lg Avg 18 4.5 6 4.4 23 23.0 5 2.8

Yds TD Long 139 0 64 35 0 17

Yards 20 27 22 9 Yds 427

Net TD 36 0 31 0 23 0 22 0

TD 0 0 0 0

Sack 1 0

Long 9 18 17 8

Avg Long 42.7 57

Rushing Eugene Brazley D.K. Buford Jaylen Walton Akeem Judd Passing Chad Kelly DeVante Kincade Receiving L. Treadwell Q. Adeboyejo Cody Core Markell Pack

In20 3

TB 0

Punting Will Gleeson

No. Gain Loss 6 88 0 4 68 0 3 65 0 11 52 2 C-A-I 9-15-1 6-7-0 No. 4 3 2 2 No. 2

Net TD 88 1 68 1 65 2 50 0

Yards 44 33 80 63 Yds 92

TD 0 1 1 1

Avg Long 46.0 48

Yards 8

TD 0

Long 8

Punt Returns Carlos Davis

No. 6

Yards 80

TD 0

Long 58

Kick Returns MARTIN, Tae

No. 5

Yards 90

TD 0

Long 24

Kick Returns Jaylen Walton Eugene Brazley

No. 1 1

Yards 15 25

TD 0 0

Long 15 25

Tackles TRIPLETT, Terrious CLEMONS, Marquis

UA-A 4-2 1-5

Tackles Tony Bridges A.J. Moore

UA-A 2-4 1-4

Qtr 1st

2nd 3rd

Time

11:06 06:42 05:28 01:06 12:35 03:15 09:09 04:56 02:26 10:27 07:34 01:44

Sacks 0.0 0.0

TFL 0.0 0.0

Total 6 5

Avg 14.7 17.0 21.7 4.5 Sack 0 0

Long 15 15 57 56

No. 1

Total 6 6

Lg 70 38 60 9

Yds TD Long 211 2 57 55 1 12

Punt Returns TANNER, William

4th

UTM 3 13 39-116 174 29-16-1 68-290 0-0 1-8 5-90 1-0 10-42.7 2-0 6-43 36:09 2 of 17 1 of 1 1-2

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

Sacks 0.0 1.0

Scoring Play

OM - Jaylen Walton 60 yd run (Hunter Thurley rush failed), 1-60 0:09 OM - Jaylen Walton 4 yd run (Gary Wunderlich kick), 5-26 0:51 OM - Markell Pack 56 yd pass from Chad Kelly (Gary Wunderlich kick), 1-56 0:08 OM - Q. Adeboyejo 15 yd pass from Ryan Buchanan (Gary Wunderlich kick), 8-38 2:05 OM - R. Nkemdiche 31 yd pass from Ryan Buchanan (Gary Wunderlich kick), 8-77 2:40 OM - Cody Core 57 yd pass from Chad Kelly (Gary Wunderlich kick), 3-80 0:37 OM - Trae Elston 93 yd interception return (Gary Wunderlich kick) OM - Chad Kelly 20 yd run (Gary Wunderlich kick), 5-53 1:56 UTM - REDDITT, Jackson 29 yd field goal, 5-68 2:20 OM - DaMarkus Lodge 12 yd pass from DeVante Kincade (Gary Wunderlich kick), 14-75 6:50 OM - Eugene Brazley 70 yd run (A. Pappanastos kick), 3-82 1:40 OM - D.K. Buford 20 yd run (A. Pappanastos kick), 6-80 3:08

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TFL 0.5 1.0 V-H

0-6 0 - 13 0 - 20 0 - 27 0 - 34 0 - 41 0 - 48 0 - 55 3 - 55 3 - 62 3 - 69 3 - 76

TB 0


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Bethel

BETHEL 10 10 45-145 59 21-9-1 66-204 0-0 2-13 8-138 0-0 9-24.7 0-0 3-36 29:18 6 of 20 0 of 1 1-1

UTM 72 24 42-197 299 35-23-0 77-496 0-0 1--1 2-49 1-62 3-48.0 0-0 5-30 30:42 7 of 17 5 of 6 8-8

UT Martin

Rushing NESBITT, Alexza SELLERS, Kerry RAYMER, Devan DIEBOLD, Logan

Receiving WALDEN, Quincy ROBINSON, Khama NESBITT, Alexza

No. 4 4 1 No. 9

Lg Avg 54 7.9 20 3.7 7 1.8 4 2.0

Yds TD Long 59 0 33 0 0 0

Yards 42 18 -1 Yds 222

TD 0 0 0

Sack 2 0

Long 33 9 0

Avg Long 24.7 34

In20 0

TB 0

Rushing BAKER, Preston RAY, Najee BOWE, Jaimiee BROWN, Ty

No. Gain Loss 8 48 0 8 40 0 9 39 1 5 28 1

Passing NEAL, Jarod COOK, Troy

C-A-I 18-27-0 5-8-0

Receiving WEATHERS, Caylon WRIGHT, Rod THOMPSON, Brett HIGGASON, Taylor

No. 5 5 3 2

Punting REDDITT, Jackson

No. 3

TD 3 1 0 1

Avg Long 48.0 55

No. 2

Yards 13

TD 0

Long 8

Punt Returns TANNER, William

No. 1

Yards -1

TD 0

Long 0

Kick Returns WALDEN, Quincy ROBINSON, Khama

No. 4 2

Yards 74 29

TD 0 0

Long 22 20

Kick Returns FEARS-PEREZ, Taino MARTIN, Tae

No. 1 1

Yards 18 31

TD 0 0

Long 18 31

Tackles BURNS, Joshua YOUNGBLOOD, Jen

UA-A 4-7 1-6

Tackles PRATHER JR, Kevin TAYLOR, Damani

UA-A 5-6 3-5

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Time

Scoring Play

Total 11 8

Sacks 0.0 1.0

UTM - WRIGHT, Rod 3 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 14-61 6:00 BETHEL - KAMMERZELL, Cas 34 yd field goal, 13-61 6:11 UTM - WEATHERS, Caylon 33 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 4-29 1:19 UTM - HIGGASON, Taylor 37 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 3-44 0:57 UTM - TEAM safety UTM - WEATHERS, Caylon 11 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 5-65 2:06 UTM - WEATHERS, Caylon 13 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 3-50 0:29 UTM - FACIANE, Malcolm 6 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 7-56 2:50 UTM - BOWE, Jaimiee 16 yd run (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 4-23 1:24 UTM - RAY, Najee 1 yd run (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 9-37 4:00 UTM - BAKER, Preston 2 yd run (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 4-51 1:21 BETHEL - NESBITT, Alexza 54 yd run (KAMMERZELL, Cas kick), 1-54 0:12 UTM - HOUSTON, Rodarius 7 yd pass from COOK, Troy (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 8-60 3:08

TB 0

TFL 1.0 2.0 V-H

0-7 3-7 3 - 14 3 - 21 3 - 23 3 - 30 3 - 37 3 - 44 3 - 51 3 - 58 3 - 65 10 - 65 10 - 72

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TFL 0.0 0.0

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Sacks 0.0 0.0

Sack 0 0

Long 33 29 25 37

Punt Returns WALDEN, Quincy

Total 11 7

Lg Avg 24 6.0 9 5.0 16 4.2 13 5.4

Yds TD Long 249 6 37 50 1 25

Yards 105 59 39 50 Yds 144

Net TD 48 1 40 1 38 1 27 0

RECORD BOOK

Punting KAMMERZELL, Cas

C-A-I 9-19-1 0-1-0

Net TD 79 1 37 0 23 0 8 0

2015 IN REVIEW

Passing SELLERS, Kerry NICKS, Wil

No. Gain Loss 10 85 6 10 58 21 13 26 3 4 8 0

SEASON PREVIEW

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

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Final Bethel 3 0 0 7 10 Quickie Statistics (Final) UT M artin 7 30 21 14 72 Bethel vs UT Martin (Sep 10, 2015 at Martin, Tenn.)


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SKYHAWKS TAKE NO. 1 JACKSONVILLE STATE TO THE BRINK BEFORE FALLING 48-41 Martin, Tenn. • Sept. 21, 2015 1

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Final Jacksonville St 14 14 14 6 48 Quickie Statistics (Final) UT Martin 6 7 7 21 #1 Jacksonville State vs UT Martin (Sep41 26, 2015 at Martin, Tenn.) Score FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances

Jacksonville State Rushing POPE,Troymaine JONES,Miles CLEMONS,Josh JENKINS,Eli

C-A-I 16-25-0 2-4-0

Receiving BARGE,Josh GONZALEZ,Ruben CALLOWAY,Earl BRUMMEL,Bo

No. 9 3 2 1

record book this is ut martin 76

No. 1

Lg Avg 46 9.9 11 4.3 11 4.2 15 3.2

Yds TD Long 254 3 46 15 0 12

Yards 107 86 15 31 Yds 53

Net TD 159 2 64 0 59 1 19 1

TD 3 0 0 0

Sack 2 0

Long 22 46 12 31

Avg Long 53.0 53

In20 0

TB 0

Rushing GARLAND, Trent NEAL, Jarod FAIR, Ladevin RAY, Najee

No. Gain Loss 7 38 0 6 25 4 6 17 1 1 0 4

Passing NEAL, Jarod

C-A-I 34-49-1

Receiving WRIGHT, Rod WEATHERS, Caylon FAIR, Ladevin TANNER, William

No. 10 10 5 4

Punting REDDITT, Jackson

No. 2

TD 2 1 0 1

Avg Long 45.5 50

Yards 21

TD 0

Long 21

Punt Returns TANNER, William

No. 1

Yards 17

TD 0

Long 17

Kick Returns JOHNSON,Jarren POPE,Troymaine

No. 4 1

Yards 79 15

TD 0 0

Long 29 15

Kick Returns MARTIN, Tae BATTLE, Rakeem

No. 5 1

Yards 105 11

TD 0 0

Long 26 11

Tackles WELLS,Dawson HILL,Jaylen

UA-A 2-5 4-1

Tackles LANDRY, Jordan CLEMONS, Marquis

UA-A 8-5 4-6

Qtr 1st

2nd

3rd

Time

11:09 09:48 05:04 01:31 13:34 01:29 00:03 14:52 04:48 01:36 10:39 08:49 05:56 04:26

Scoring Play

Sacks 0.0 0.0

TFL 1.0 1.0

Total 13 10

Sacks 0.0 0.0

UTM - REDDITT, Jackson 41 yd field goal, 8-51 3:51 JSU - POPE,Troymaine 8 yd run (ROULEAU,Connor kick), 5-84 1:14 JSU - BARGE,Josh 21 yd pass from JENKINS,Eli (ROULEAU,Connor kick), 6-68 2:20 UTM - REDDITT, Jackson 38 yd field goal, 9-51 3:26 JSU - POPE,Troymaine 46 yd run (ROULEAU,Connor kick), 7-82 2:51 JSU - BARGE,Josh 9 yd pass from JENKINS,Eli (ROULEAU,Connor kick), 4-20 1:20 UTM - WEATHERS, Caylon 12 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 10-78 1:20 UTM - TRIPLETT, Terrious 22 yd fumble recovery (REDDITT, Jackson kick) JSU - BARGE,Josh 17 yd pass from JENKINS,Eli (STINNETT,Cade kick), 13-74 4:48 JSU - JENKINS,Eli 1 yd run (STINNETT,Cade kick), 9-50 2:29 JSU - CLEMONS,Josh 4 yd run (STINNETT,Cade kick failed), 12-63 4:08 UTM - TANNER, William 63 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 6-75 1:50 UTM - WRIGHT, Rod 16 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 5-67 1:35 UTM - WRIGHT, Rod 39 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 4-54 1:27

Sack 0

Long 39 18 17 63

No. 1

Total 7 5

Lg Avg 19 5.4 16 3.5 6 2.7 0 -4.0

Yds TD Long 433 4 63

Yards 162 92 59 90 Yds 91

Net TD 38 0 21 0 16 0 -4 0

Punt Returns BARGE,Josh

4th

UTM 41 27 22-64 433 49-34-1 71-497 1-22 1-17 6-116 0-0 2-45.5 1-1 8-60 27:26 5 of 12 1 of 3 4-4

UT Martin No. Gain Loss 16 163 4 15 65 1 14 60 1 6 30 11

Passing JENKINS,Eli LeMAY,Christian

Punting MacINNES,Hamish

JSU 48 28 53-286 269 29-18-0 82-555 0-0 1-21 6-94 1-16 1-53.0 1-1 8-63 32:34 11 of 17 1 of 2 5-7

In20 0

TFL 0.0 1.0 V-H

0-3 7-3 14 - 3 14 - 6 21 - 6 28 - 6 28 - 13 28 - 20 35 - 20 42 - 20 48 - 20 48 - 27 48 - 34 48 - 41

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TB 0


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UT Martin

UTM 31 26 46-228 248 43-25-0 89-476 0-0 2-15 3-71 1-19 2-44.5 4-3 7-54 37:30 14 of 21 0 of 3 4-5

TTU 17 12 30-123 76 34-8-1 64-199 0-0 0-0 2-32 0-0 10-35.0 2-0 2-15 22:30 3 of 15 0 of 0 3-4

Tennessee Tech No. Gain Loss 18 100 1 18 92 1 4 34 0 1 4 0

Passing NEAL, Jarod

C-A-I 25-43-0

Receiving WRIGHT, Rod TANNER, William WEATHERS, Caylon FAIR, Ladevin

No. 9 7 4 2 No. 2

Yds TD Long 248 4 40

Yards 112 63 29 9 Yds 89

Lg Avg 11 5.5 25 5.1 23 8.5 4 4.0

TD 2 2 0 0

Sack 0

Long 40 22 10 9

Avg Long 44.5 47

Rushing Vanlier, Ladari Davis, Willie McCoin, Brock Carter, Dorian Passing Davis, Jared Receiving McCoin, Brock Wilson, Steve Davis, Willie

In20 1

TB 0

Punting King, Jonathan

No. Gain Loss 9 120 2 4 11 0 1 6 0 1 1 0 C-A-I 8-34-1 No. 6 1 1 No. 10

Net TD 118 0 11 0 6 0 1 0

Yds TD Long 76 2 20

Yards 69 4 3 Yds 350

TD 2 0 0

Avg Long 35.0 45

Yards 15

TD 0

Long 12

Punt Returns

No.

Yards

TD

Long

Kick Returns TAYLOR, Wilfred

No. 3

Yards 71

TD 0

Long 31

Kick Returns Vanlier, Ladari Annoor, Radir

No. 1 1

Yards 19 13

TD 0 0

Long 19 13

Tackles GILLEYLEN, James TRIPLETT, Terrious EVANS, Walter TAYLOR, Damani

UA-A 3-4 3-3 3-2 2-3

Tackles Goff, Tra'Dariu Hall, Maleek Rudwall, Jay Patrick, Jordan

UA-A 5-13 6-2 0-8 1-6

Qtr 1st

2nd 3rd

Total 18 8 8 7

Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Scoring Play

UTM - WRIGHT, Rod 7 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 15-75 6:11 UTM - TANNER, William 3 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 3-12 0:33 TTU - McCoin, Brock 20 yd pass from Davis, Jared (Arnold, John kick), 9-80 3:13 TTU - McCoin, Brock 8 yd pass from Davis, Jared (Arnold, John kick), 4-25 0:31 UTM - TANNER, William 22 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 9-74 3:17 TTU - Arnold, John 32 yd field goal, 5-52 1:38 UTM - WRIGHT, Rod 12 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 9-61 3:27 UTM - REDDITT, Jackson 34 yd field goal, 7-25 3:44

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TFL 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 V-H

7-0 14 - 0 14 - 7 14 - 14 21 - 14 21 - 17 28 - 17 31 - 17

TB 1

77

4th

Time

08:49 05:31 02:23 01:45 13:17 13:16 04:31 09:27

TFL 2.5 2.0 0.0 2.5

In20 2

THIS IS UT MARTIN

No. 2

Sacks 0.0 1.0 0.0 2.5

Sack 8

Long 20 4 3

Punt Returns TANNER, William

Total 7 6 5 5

Lg Avg 57 13.1 6 2.8 6 6.0 1 1.0

RECORD BOOK

Punting REDDITT, Jackson

Net TD 99 0 91 0 34 0 4 0

2015 IN REVIEW

Rushing FAIR, Ladevin GARLAND, Trent NEAL, Jarod RAY, Najee

SEASON PREVIEW

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

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Final UT Martin 14 7 7 3 31 Quickie Statistics (Final) T ennessee Tech 14 0 3 0 17 UT Martin vs Tennessee Tech (Oct 03, 2015 at Cookeville, Tenn.)

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SKYHAWKS TAKE EARLY CONTROL OF SGT. YORK TROPHY SERIES WITH 31-17 WIN AT TENNESSEE TECH


Martin, Tenn. • Oct. 10, 2015 Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Final Tennessee St 14 0 0 Statistics 0 14 Quickie (Final) UT Martin 0 14 7 7 28 Tennessee State vs UT Martin (Oct 10, 2015 at Martin, Tenn.)

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record book

2015 in review

season preview

meet the skyhawks

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SKYHAWKS SCORE 28 UNANSWERED POINTS EN ROUTE TO HOMECOMING VICTORY AGAINST TSU

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

Tennessee State Rushing HOOKS, Telvin BUTLER, Ronald SMITH, Tom EVANS, Erick

C-A-I 14-24-1 2-5-0

Receiving SMITH, Patrick SANDERS-MCCOLLU BOWENS, Joshawn HOOKS, Telvin

No. 4 3 3 3

78

No. 5 1

Lg Avg 7 3.3 30 12.0 9 4.9 0 0.0

Yds TD Long 186 1 40 19 0 14

Yards 70 57 41 16 Yds 182 43

Net TD 36 0 36 0 34 1 0 0

TD 1 0 0 0

Sack 2 0

Long 33 40 29 8

Avg Long 36.4 44 43.0 43

In20 1 0

TB 0 1

Rushing GARLAND, Trent FAIR, Ladevin NEAL, Jarod RAY, Najee

No. Gain Loss 20 85 2 6 39 2 3 21 0 2 14 0

Passing NEAL, Jarod

C-A-I 16-27-1

Receiving TANNER, William WRIGHT, Rod WEATHERS, Caylon GARLAND, Trent

No. 5 5 3 1

Punting REDDITT, Jackson

No. 5

TD 0 2 0 0

Avg Long 39.8 50

Yards 4

TD 0

Long 4

Punt Returns

No.

Yards

TD

Long

Kick Returns EVANS, Erick SCOTT, Gabe

No. 2 1

Yards 16 24

TD 0 0

Long 16 24

Kick Returns LANDRY, Jordan TAYLOR, Wilfred

No. 2 1

Yards 69 33

TD 0 0

Long 40 26

Tackles COLLINS, Chris WILLIAMS, Van COOK, Laquarius KAMARA, David

UA-A 3-9 4-6 2-5 2-4

Tackles CLEMONS, Marquis COUNCE, Caleb GILLEYLEN, James TAYLOR, Damani

UA-A 2-6 0-7 2-4 1-5

Qtr 1st

3rd 4th

Time

09:34 03:32 13:10 02:54 07:18 05:36

Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

TFL 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0

Total 8 7 6 6

Sack 0

Long 57 24 9 11

No. 2

Total 12 10 7 6

Lg Avg 14 4.2 17 6.2 11 7.0 11 7.0

Yds TD Long 195 2 57

Yards 88 65 22 11 Yds 199

Net TD 83 1 37 1 21 0 14 0

Punt Returns SMITH, Patrick

2nd

UTM 28 19 39-165 195 27-16-1 66-360 0-0 0-0 3-102 1--7 5-39.8 1-1 6-60 31:32 6 of 13 2 of 2 3-3

UT Martin No. Gain Loss 11 38 2 3 36 0 7 34 0 1 0 0

Passing ACKERMAN-CARTER BUTLER, Ronald

Punting ROWLEY, Austin CLARK, Lane

TSU 14 13 26-85 205 29-16-1 55-290 0-0 2-4 3-40 1-3 6-37.5 1-0 4-25 28:28 2 of 11 0 of 1 1-2

Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Scoring Play

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

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In20 1

TFL 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 V-H

7-0 14 - 0 14 - 7 14 - 14 14 - 21 14 - 28

TB 0


Clarksville, Tenn. • Oct. 17, 2015 Score by Quarters 1 2 UT Martin 21 10 AustinQuickie Peay Statistics 0 (Final) 7

3 3 0

4 Final 10 44 7 14

UT Martin Rushing BOWE, Jaimiee RAY, Najee GARLAND, Trent FAIR, Ladevin

APSU 14 16 46-187 109 25-11-0 71-296 0-0 1-10 3-46 0-0 8-33.6 0-0 5-47 31:40 4 of 17 2 of 4 1-2

Austin Peay No. Gain Loss 8 50 0 4 48 0 8 48 1 7 51 5 C-A-I 15-25-0 3-3-0

Receiving WEATHERS, Caylon WRIGHT, Rod ROGERS, Corey BOWE, Jaimiee

No. 7 5 2 1

Yds TD Long 209 1 41 24 0 12

Yards 78 108 17 12 Yds 128

Lg Avg 17 6.2 32 12.0 23 5.9 17 6.6

TD 1 0 0 0

Sack 1 0

Long 22 41 13 12

Avg Long 42.7 55

Rushing FRANKLIN,Julia DAVIS,Taye TAYLOR,Trey MITCHELL,Timar Passing TAYLOR,Trey MITCHELL,Timar Receiving BEARD,Jared COLEMAN,James COLEMAN,Rashaa DAVIS,Taye

In20 0

TB 0

Punting TOBY,Evan MITCHELL,Timar

No. Gain Loss 16 117 15 11 39 1 7 35 7 4 14 4 C-A-I 7-20-0 4-5-0 No. 4 2 2 1 No. 6 1

Net TD 102 1 38 0 28 0 10 0

Yds TD Long 61 0 16 48 1 20

Yards 47 31 12 16 Yds 231 38

TD 1 0 0 0

Avg Long 38.5 48 38.0 38

Yards 18 14

TD 0 0

Long 0 14

Punt Returns COLEMAN,Rashaa

No. 1

Yards 10

TD 0

Long 10

Kick Returns MARTIN, Tae

No. 2

Yards 22

TD 0

Long 19

Kick Returns BEARD,Jared MOORE,Kyran

No. 2 1

Yards 39 7

TD 0 0

Long 20 7

Tackles TRIPLETT, Terrious HAGENS, Kahlid MURPHY, Jay SIMMS, Aaron

UA-A 4-5 1-7 0-6 4-1

Tackles NOBLE,Adam JONES,Devon WHITFIELD,Dami MATIERE-BEY,N.

UA-A 6-3 3-2 4-0 2-2

Qtr 1st

2nd

3rd 4th

Time

Scoring Play

Total 9 5 4 4

Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

UTM - WEATHERS, Caylon 22 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 4-75 1:48 UTM - GARLAND, Trent 5 yd run (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 8-77 4:15 UTM - LANDRY, Jordan 87 yd blocked FG return (REDDITT, Jackson kick) APSU - FRANKLIN,Julia 37 yd run (BIRCHFIELD,Loga kick), 7-75 0:00 UTM - REDDITT, Jackson 32 yd field goal, 9-52 2:51 UTM - GARLAND, Trent 3 yd run (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 4-55 0:49 UTM - REDDITT, Jackson 31 yd field goal, 7-41 2:58 APSU - BEARD,Jared 20 yd pass from MITCHELL,Timar (BIRCHFIELD,Loga kick), 9-77 4:24 UTM - REDDITT, Jackson 29 yd field goal, 8-59 3:44 UTM - BOWE, Jaimiee 17 yd run (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 5-39 2:13

TFL 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 V-H

7-0 14 - 0 21 - 0 21 - 7 24 - 7 31 - 7 34 - 7 34 - 14 37 - 14 44 - 14

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TB 0 0

79

13:12 07:25 00:00 11:16 05:03 02:28 02:40 13:10 09:20 01:36

TFL 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.5

In20 0 1

THIS IS UT MARTIN

No. 1 1

Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Sack 1 0

Long 20 17 7 16

Punt Returns ALSTON, Ervin TANNER, William

Total 9 8 6 5

Lg Avg 37 6.4 13 3.5 11 4.0 8 2.5

RECORD BOOK

No. 3

Net TD 50 1 48 0 47 2 46 0

2015 IN REVIEW

Passing NEAL, Jarod COOK, Troy

Punting REDDITT, Jackson

UTM 44 24 32-210 233 28-18-0 60-443 0-0 2-33 2-22 0-0 3-42.7 2-1 4-30 28:20 2 of 9 0 of 0 6-7

SEASON PREVIEW

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

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UT Martin vs Austin Peay (Oct 17, 2015 at Clarksville, Tenn.)

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SKYHAWKS RUN WINNING STREAK TO THREE WITH SGT. YORK CLINCHING VICTORY AT AUSTIN PEAY


Martin, Tenn. • Oct. 24, 2015 Score by Quarters 1 Murray St 17 UT Martin 3

season preview 2015 in review

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

Murray State Rushing CLAY, Roman TEAM HUMPHRIES, KD

C-A-I 23-43-0

Receiving RICE, Paul BLACKBURN, Jess DAVIS, Janawski CLAY, Roman

No. 6 5 4 4

record book this is ut martin

UTM 52 30 45-241 420 44-25-1 89-661 0-0 2--1 6-67 0-0 5-37.6 1-0 9-85 37:42 12 of 19 1 of 1 6-6

No. 4

Lg Avg 49 7.1 0 -1.0 6 -1.0

Yds TD Long 351 3 71

Yards 71 82 112 56 Yds 171

Net TD 106 2 -2 0 -6 0

TD 0 1 2 0

Sack 3

Long 24 35 71 15

Avg Long 42.8 51

In20 0

TB 0

Rushing GARLAND, Trent RAY, Najee FAIR, Ladevin NEAL, Jarod

No. Gain Loss 26 127 4 5 46 0 7 40 0 6 44 11

Passing NEAL, Jarod

C-A-I 25-44-1

Receiving TANNER, William WRIGHT, Rod GARLAND, Trent WEATHERS, Caylon

No. 7 6 3 3

Punting REDDITT, Jackson

No. 5

TD 2 3 0 0

Avg Long 37.6 51

Yards 28 6

TD 0 0

Long 19 6

Punt Returns TANNER, William

No. 2

Yards -1

TD 0

Long 0

Kick Returns DAVIS, Janawski

No. 3

Yards 123

TD 1

Long 85

Kick Returns LANDRY, Jordan MARTIN, Tae

No. 4 2

Yards 37 30

TD 0 0

Long 12 19

Tackles SPRAGGINS, Dequ JACKSON, Jonath

UA-A 5-14 1-9

Tackles CLEMONS, Marquis COUNCE, Caleb

UA-A 2-8 3-3

Qtr 1st

2nd

3rd

Time

12:53 12:13 01:54 01:36 10:33 10:01 07:42 07:28 05:49 00:43 10:20 08:01 02:27 11:54 00:03

Scoring Play

Sacks 0.0 0.0

TFL 0.5 0.5

Total 10 6

Sacks 0.0 1.5

MUR - MITCHELL, Conno 35 yd field goal, 5-13 1:06 MUR - DAVIS, Janawski 21 yd pass from HUMPHRIES, KD (MITCHELL, Conno kick), 2-36 0:25 UTM - REDDITT, Jackson 36 yd field goal, 11-45 3:51 MUR - DAVIS, Janawski 71 yd pass from HUMPHRIES, KD (MITCHELL, Conno kick), 1-71 0:12 UTM - TANNER, William 7 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 13-79 5:55 MUR - CLAY, Roman 49 yd run (MITCHELL, Conno kick), 2-63 0:24 UTM - TANNER, William 15 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 5-89 2:14 MUR - DAVIS, Janawski 85 yd kickoff return (MITCHELL, Conno kick) UTM - WRIGHT, Rod 41 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 7-75 1:39 UTM - WRIGHT, Rod 18 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 8-66 2:50 UTM - WRIGHT, Rod 22 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 7-63 2:44 UTM - GARLAND, Trent 4 yd run (REDDITT, Jackson kick failed), 5-71 1:47 MUR - CLAY, Roman 18 yd run (MITCHELL, Conno kick), 13-66 5:34 UTM - GARLAND, Trent 3 yd run (WRIGHT, Rod pass from NEAL, Jarod), 12-82 5:28 MUR - BLACKBURN, Jess 35 yd pass from HUMPHRIES, KD (MITCHELL, Conno kick), 2-41 0:22

Sack 2

Long 30 41 51 15

No. 2 1

Total 19 10

Lg Avg 25 4.7 27 9.2 15 5.7 16 5.5

Yds TD Long 420 5 51

Yards 103 143 64 15 Yds 188

Net TD 123 2 46 0 40 0 33 0

Punt Returns HARNESS, Jeremy DAVIS, Janawski

4th

80

MUR 45 19 23-98 351 43-23-0 66-449 0-0 3-34 3-123 1-0 4-42.8 1-1 7-64 22:18 3 of 13 0 of 2 2-3

UT Martin No. Gain Loss 15 110 4 2 0 2 6 12 18

Passing HUMPHRIES, KD

Punting STRATTON, Lando

2 3 4 Final 14 7 7 45 Quickie 28 13 Statistics 8 (Final) 52

Murray State vs UT Martin (Oct 24, 2015 at Martin, Tenn.)

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SKYHAWKS RALLY FROM TWO SCORES DOWN TO DEFEAT MURRAY ST. IN OFFENSIVE SHOWDOWN

In20 2

TFL 0.0 2.5 V-H

3-0 10 - 0 10 - 3 17 - 3 17 - 10 24 - 10 24 - 17 31 - 17 31 - 24 31 - 31 31 - 38 31 - 44 38 - 44 38 - 52 45 - 52

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TB 0


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SKYHAWKS FALL IN OFFENSIVE SHOWCASE AGAINST ARKANSAS 63-28 Fayetteville, Ark. • Oct. 31, 2015 Score by Quarters 1 2 UT Martin 0 14 Quickie (Final) Arkansas Statistics7 28

3 7 21

4 Final 7 28 7 63

UT Martin Rushing GARLAND, Trent BOWE, Jaimiee RAY, Najee NEAL, Jarod

AR 63 22 36-291 300 20-15-0 56-591 0-0 1-33 2-45 2-42 2-40.0 0-0 3-25 28:43 3 of 7 2 of 2 5-5

Arkansas No. Gain Loss 11 55 0 4 36 3 7 32 2 1 21 0 C-A-I 30-43-1 0-1-1

Receiving WEATHERS, Caylon WRIGHT, Rod RAY, Najee TANNER, William

No. 6 6 6 4

Yds TD Long 380 1 31 0 0 0

Yards 111 84 59 27 Yds 135

Lg Avg 19 5.0 26 8.2 21 4.3 21 21.0

TD 0 0 0 0

Sack 0 0

Long 28 25 27 15

Avg Long 33.8 41

In20 1

TB 0

Rushing Alex Collins Kody Walker Denzell Evans Juan Day

No. Gain Loss 16 173 0 8 59 2 6 49 1 4 18 1

Passing Brandon Allen Austin Allen

C-A-I 14-19-0 1-1-0

Receiving Jared Cornelius Damon Mitchell Jeremy Sprinkle Hunter Henry

No. 4 3 2 2

Punting Toby Baker

No. 2

TD 0 1 1 0

Avg Long 40.0 50

No.

Yards

TD

Long

Punt Returns Jared Cornelius

No. 1

Yards 33

TD 0

Long 33

Kick Returns LANDRY, Jordan RAY, Najee

No. 6 2

Yards 87 31

TD 0 0

Long 24 20

Kick Returns Eric Hawkins Damon Mitchell

No. 1 1

Yards 22 23

TD 0 0

Long 22 23

Tackles CLEMONS, Marquis TRIPLETT, Terrious

UA-A 4-5 5-3

Tackles Dre Greenlaw Brooks Ellis

UA-A 6-4 5-3

1st 2nd

3rd

4th

Time

Scoring Play

Total 10 8

AR - Alex Collins 2 yd run (Cole Hedlund kick), 10-75 4:40 AR - Alex Collins 6 yd run (Cole Hedlund kick), 4-66 1:42 AR - Alex Collins 5 yd run (Cole Hedlund kick), 6-28 2:43 UTM - BOWE, Jaimiee 26 yd run (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 6-86 2:42 AR - Damon Mitchell 49 yd pass from Brandon Allen (Cole Hedlund kick), 3-75 1:08 AR - Alex Collins 3 yd run (Cole Hedlund kick), 2-12 0:49 UTM - RAY, Najee 21 yd run (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 6-78 2:20 UTM - GARLAND, Trent 1 yd run (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 6-83 2:49 AR - Dominique Reed 71 yd pass from Brandon Allen (Cole Hedlund kick), 3-75 1:01 AR - Brandon Allen 3 yd run (Cole Hedlund kick), 8-63 4:09 AR - Alex Collins 63 yd run (Cole Hedlund kick), 2-70 0:53 AR - Jeremy Sprinkle 35 yd pass from Austin Allen (Cole Hedlund kick), 1-35 0:08 UTM - AXLINE, Ben 12 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 9-80 4:15

Sacks 0.0 0.0

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Sacks 0.0 0.0

Sack 1 0

Long 11 49 35 37

Punt Returns

Total 9 8

Lg Avg 63 10.8 21 7.1 31 8.0 9 4.2

Yds TD Long 265 2 71 35 1 35

Yards 33 66 67 55 Yds 80

Net TD 173 5 57 0 48 0 17 0

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No. 4

Net TD 55 1 33 1 30 1 21 0

2015 IN REVIEW

Passing NEAL, Jarod TANNER, William

Punting REDDITT, Jackson

UTM 28 25 23-139 380 44-30-2 67-519 0-0 0-0 8-118 0-0 4-33.8 1-1 4-27 31:17 6 of 11 0 of 1 2-2

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SKYHAWKS USE BIG FOURTH QUARTER TO PROPEL TEAM TO 42-35 VICTORY AT NO. 18 EASTERN KENTUCKY Richmond, Ky. • Nov. 7, 2015

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Score by Quarters 1 UT Martin 7 Eastern Kentucky 7

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

UT Martin Rushing GARLAND, Trent NEAL, Jarod RAY, Najee BOWE, Jaimiee

EKU 35 21 28-78 364 49-24-2 77-442 0-0 2-1 7-110 4-8 6-43.0 4-1 6-75 22:13 7 of 18 1 of 3 1-1

Eastern Kentucky No. Gain Loss 23 59 12 7 53 14 4 15 0 6 8 2

Passing NEAL, Jarod RAY, Najee

C-A-I 24-51-4 1-1-0

Receiving WEATHERS, Caylon TANNER, William WRIGHT, Rod AXLINE, Ben

No. 7 6 6 3

Punting REDDITT, Jackson

UTM 42 26 41-107 360 52-25-4 93-467 0-0 2-5 4-88 2-63 5-43.2 2-0 5-45 37:47 11 of 21 1 of 1 5-7

No. 5

Lg Avg 18 2.0 19 5.6 7 3.8 4 1.0

Yds TD Long 358 3 61 2 0 2

Yards 106 119 99 20 Yds 216

Net TD 47 1 39 0 15 0 6 0

TD 2 0 1 0

Sack 2 0

Long 48 61 24 12

Avg Long 43.2 61

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Rushing MOBLEY, D. CONEY, Bennie HOPKINS, K. ROMANO, Kyle

No. Gain Loss 14 51 3 7 31 9 5 9 2 1 1 0

Passing CONEY, Bennie ROMANO, Kyle

C-A-I 22-39-2 2-8-0

Receiving GLOVER, Jeff GREEN, Bryan MADON, Ben BORDERS, Devin

No. 5 5 4 3

Punting WRZUSZCZAK, K.

No. 6

TD 1 1 1 0

Avg Long 43.0 53

No. 2

Yards 5

TD 0

Long 6

Punt Returns NORTHINGTON, K.

No. 2

Yards 1

TD 0

Long 2

Kick Returns Dawson,Sheldon LANDRY, Jordan

No. 3 1

Yards 48 40

TD 0 0

Long 19 40

Kick Returns SANDERS, Jared REED, Eric

No. 4 3

Yards 52 58

TD 0 0

Long 19 21

Tackles CLEMONS, Marquis TAYLOR, Damani

UA-A 8-2 5-2

Tackles NORTHINGTON, K. THOMAS, Trey

UA-A 6-5 4-6

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2nd

3rd 4th

Time

14:48 08:04 14:52 11:44 01:10 13:08 10:59 14:50 09:35 07:21 04:32 01:05

Scoring Play

Sacks 0.0 1.0

TFL 0.0 2.0

Total 11 10

Sacks 0.0 0.0

EKU - GLOVER, Jeff 37 yd pass from CONEY, Bennie (WILLIAMS, Lucas kick), 1-37 0:06 UTM - WEATHERS, Caylon 11 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 6-28 2:01 EKU - HOPKINS, K. 23 yd pass from CONEY, Bennie (WILLIAMS, Lucas kick), 7-62 1:41 UTM - WEATHERS, Caylon 3 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 7-78 3:08 EKU - MADON, Ben 15 yd pass from CONEY, Bennie (WILLIAMS, Lucas kick), 7-80 1:13 UTM - REDDITT, Jackson 27 yd field goal, 5-15 1:40 EKU - BROWN, Joel 30 yd pass from CONEY, Bennie (WILLIAMS, Lucas kick), 9-76 2:09 UTM - REDDITT, Jackson 23 yd field goal, 11-75 4:31 UTM - GARLAND, Trent 1 yd run (WRIGHT, Rod pass from NEAL, Jarod), 7-50 3:31 EKU - GREEN, Bryan 35 yd pass from CONEY, Bennie (WILLIAMS, Lucas kick), 6-77 2:14 UTM - GLOVER, Deantae 41 yd interception return (REDDITT, Jackson kick) UTM - WRIGHT, Rod 24 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 7-58 2:26

Sack 1 0

Long 37 35 27 11

Punt Returns TANNER, William

Total 10 7

Lg Avg 10 3.4 10 3.1 6 1.4 1 1.0

Yds TD Long 354 5 37 10 0 7

Yards 104 63 72 23 Yds 258

Net TD 48 0 22 0 7 0 1 0

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3 0 3

4 Final 7 23 6 21

Eastern Illinois

Passing WHITLOW, Jalen Receiving LITTLE, Shepard GOOCH, Aaron BROOKS, James MITCHELL, Tray

UT Martin No. Gain Loss 13 142 0 12 44 1 8 24 1 2 8 0 C-A-I 8-18-2 No. 3 2 1 1 No. 4

Net TD 142 0 43 1 23 1 8 0

Lg Avg 42 10.9 16 3.6 6 2.9 7 4.0

Yds TD Long 80 0 19

Yards 27 28 10 8 Yds 146

TD 0 0 0 0

Sack 0

Long 14 19 10 8

Avg Long 36.5 48

In20 2

TB 0

Rushing RAY, Najee FAIR, Ladevin GARLAND, Trent BAKER, Preston

No. Gain Loss 7 27 0 9 29 2 2 16 0 3 8 0

Passing NEAL, Jarod TEAM

C-A-I 30-49-4 0-1-0

Receiving TANNER, William WEATHERS, Caylon WRIGHT, Rod AXLINE, Ben

No. 8 8 6 6

Punting REDDITT, Jackson TEAM

No. 1 1

TD 0 0 1 0

Avg Long 44.0 44 0.0 0

Yards 6

TD 0

Long 0

Punt Returns TANNER, William

No. 1

Yards 3

TD 0

Long 3

Kick Returns MITCHELL, Tray LITTLE, Shepard

No. 2 1

Yards 56 16

TD 0 0

Long 31 16

Kick Returns LANDRY, Jordan DAWSON, Sheldon

No. 2 2

Yards 40 24

TD 0 0

Long 24 13

Tackles GOODMAN,Anthony WICKLIFFE, J DEWBERRY, B McDONALD, Seth

UA-A 8-5 6-4 7-1 4-4

Tackles CLEMONS, Marquis TAYLOR, Damani EVANS, Walter TRIPLETT, Terrious

UA-A 6-5 2-6 2-5 2-5

Qtr 1st

2nd

3rd 4th

Time

Scoring Play

Total 11 8 7 7

UTM - REDDITT, Jackson 32 yd field goal, 8-36 4:09 EIU - LITTLE, Shepard 5 yd run (BRUNO, Nick kick), 8-65 3:31 EIU - TEAM safety UTM - WRIGHT, Rod 27 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 6-82 2:14 EIU - CHURCH, Devin 2 yd run (BRUNO, Nick kick), 7-49 2:15 UTM - TEAM safety UTM - REDDITT, Jackson 21 yd field goal, 11-63 6:25 EIU - CORONADO, T 45 yd interception return (BRUNO, Nick kick) UTM - FAIR, Ladevin 5 yd run (NEAL, Jarod rush failed), 14-83 6:03

Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

TFL 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 V-H

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Sack 2 0

Long 22 17 27 15

Punt Returns JOHNSON,Antoine

Total 13 10 8 8

Lg Avg 10 3.9 8 3.0 13 8.0 3 2.7

Yds TD Long 322 1 27 0 0 0

Yards 103 62 82 52 Yds 44 0

Net TD 27 0 27 1 16 0 8 0

RECORD BOOK

Punting BERNIER, Mike

UTM 21 24 29-81 322 50-30-4 79-403 0-0 1-3 4-64 2-29 2-22.0 1-0 6-47 35:47 10 of 18 0 of 1 3-5

2015 IN REVIEW

Rushing WHITLOW, Jalen CHURCH, Devin LITTLE, Shepard BROOKS, James

EIU 23 15 40-196 80 18-8-2 58-276 0-0 1-6 3-72 4-48 4-36.5 0-0 8-79 24:13 3 of 12 1 of 1 2-3

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

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TURNOVERS HAMPER UTM FOOTBALL TEAM IN 23-21 LOSS TO EASTERN ILLINOIS ON SENIOR DAY


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SKYHAWKS PUT PLAYOFF FATE IN SELECTION COMMITTEE'S HANDS WITH 28-25 WIN AT SEMO Cape Girardeau, Mo. • Nov. 21, 2015 Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Final UT Martin 0 14 14 0 28 Quickie (Final) Southeast Missouri 3 0 14 Statistics 8 25 UT Martin vs Southeast Missouri (Nov 21, 2015 at Cape Girardeau, Mo.) Score FIRST DOWNS RUSHES-YARDS (NET) PASSING YDS (NET) Passes Att-Comp-Int TOTAL OFFENSE PLAYS-YARDS Fumble Returns-Yards Punt Returns-Yards Kickoff Returns-Yards Interception Returns-Yards Punts (Number-Avg) Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Possession Time Third-Down Conversions Fourth-Down Conversions Red-Zone Scores-Chances

UT Martin Rushing GARLAND, Trent FAIR, Ladevin RAY, Najee TEAM

SEMO 25 21 29-147 226 39-21-3 68-373 0-0 3-18 5-95 1-3 5-43.8 2-0 7-81 26:02 6 of 15 2 of 2 2-2

Southeast Missouri No. Gain Loss 26 139 1 6 91 0 4 32 0 2 0 4

Passing NEAL, Jarod

C-A-I 16-29-1

Receiving WEATHERS, Caylon AXLINE, Ben WRIGHT, Rod TANNER, William

No. 7 2 2 2

Punting REDDITT, Jackson

UTM 28 20 41-247 164 29-16-1 70-411 0-0 1--3 3-87 3-30 5-38.2 1-1 11-100 33:58 3 of 13 3 of 5 4-4

No. 5

Lg Avg 28 5.3 52 15.2 22 8.0 0 -2.0

Yds TD Long 164 3 20

Yards 79 31 27 19 Yds 191

Net TD 138 1 91 0 32 0 -4 0

TD 1 0 2 0

Sack 2

Long 16 16 20 12

Avg Long 38.2 48

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TB 0

Rushing McCULLOUGH, T. VANDEVEN, Dante LARSON, Logan STEWART, B.

No. Gain Loss 14 102 1 11 48 17 3 10 0 1 5 0

Passing VANDEVEN, Dante

C-A-I 21-39-3

Receiving McROBERTS, Paul LLOYD, Peter McCULLOUGH, T. DARDEN-BOX, D.

No. 10 4 3 2

Punting KNIGHT, Alex

No. 5

TD 2 0 0 0

Avg Long 43.8 61

No. 1

Yards -3

TD 0

Long 0

Punt Returns McROBERTS, Paul LLOYD, Peter

No. 2 1

Yards 11 7

TD 0 0

Long 9 7

Kick Returns LANDRY, Jordan

No. 3

Yards 87

TD 0

Long 37

Kick Returns SANDERS, C. McCULLOUGH, T.

No. 3 1

Yards 62 17

TD 0 0

Long 26 17

Tackles CLEMONS, Marquis PRATHER JR, Kevin EVANS, Walter GILLEYLEN, James

UA-A 9-1 4-4 5-2 4-3

Tackles GARRETT, Roper HAMPTON, Marlon MOORE, Ryan MOORE, Eriq

UA-A 4-10 3-7 5-3 2-5

Qtr 1st 2nd 3rd

4th

Time

01:07 09:13 03:59 14:27 12:15 08:53 05:45 12:03

Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

TFL 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0

Total 14 10 8 7

Sack 1

Long 29 10 30 5

Punt Returns TANNER, William

Total 10 8 7 7

Lg Avg 30 7.2 19 2.8 5 3.3 5 5.0

Yds TD Long 226 2 30

Yards 127 25 49 9 Yds 219

Net TD 101 1 31 0 10 0 5 0

Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Scoring Play

SEMO - McCRUM, Ryan 23 yd field goal, 16-81 6:42 UTM - GARLAND, Trent 1 yd run (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 6-57 2:54 UTM - WRIGHT, Rod 7 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 6-90 2:53 SEMO - McCULLOUGH, T. 30 yd run (McCRUM, Ryan kick), 2-49 0:25 UTM - WEATHERS, Caylon 10 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 5-45 2:10 UTM - WRIGHT, Rod 20 yd pass from NEAL, Jarod (REDDITT, Jackson kick), 6-58 2:00 SEMO - McROBERTS, Paul 29 yd pass from VANDEVEN, Dante (McCRUM, Ryan kick), 1-29 0:09 SEMO - McROBERTS, Paul 6 yd pass from VANDEVEN, Dante (LARSON, Logan pass from VANDEVEN, Dante), 11-7

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RUSHING RECORDS CAREER RUSHING YARDS Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Player Don Chapman Bobby Fowler John Burch Henry Williams DJ McNeil Jason McNair Larry Shanks Nate Holmes Darrell Smith Scottie Mitchell

Years 2004-07 1956-59 1985-88 1975-78 2010-13 2009-12 1964-67 1969-72 1960-62 1988-91

CAR 1,066 703 471 445 452 464 474 481 -- 484

YDS 5,017 4,033 2,454 2,185 2,160 2,081 2,005 2,004 1,813 1,813

SINGLE-SEASON RUSHING YARDS YPC 4.7 5.9 5.2 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.2 3.2 -- 3.8

TD 49 51 13 18 21 14 18 15 -10

MOST RUSHING TD’S

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

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MOST 100-YD RUSHING GAMES Season: 7, Don Chapman, 2007 Career: 23, Don Chapman, 2004-07

MOST CONSECUTIVE 100-YD RUSHING GAMES 5, Don Chapman, 2007

MOST 200-YD RUSHING GAMES Season: 3, Don Chapman, 2006 Career: 7, Don Chapman, 2004-07

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26.2, Josh Chapman at Murray State (131 yds, 5 rushes), 2006 5.8, Larry Washington (184 rushes, 1058 yds), 1976 5.7, Bobby Fowler (703 rushes, 4033 yds), 1956-59

MOST INDIVIDUAL RUSHING ATTEMPTS IN A GAME Att-Yds 47-229 41-272 36-225 36-221 35-103 35-107 32-99 32-104 31-171 31-108

Player Don Chapman Don Chapman Don Chapman Don Chapman Don Chapman Don Chapman Andrew Staten Darriel Ruffin Don Chapman Don Chapman

vs. Opponent vs. Murray State vs. Southeast Missouri at Southeast Missouri vs. Tennessee State at Tennessee State vs. Southeast Missouri vs. East Tennessee vs. Tennessee State vs. Eastern Kentucky at Southern Illinois

Player Don Chapman Don Chapman Abou Toure Don Chapman DJ McNeil Don Chapman Larry Washington Bobby Fowler John Burch Miguel Barnes

TD 19 16 15 12 12 11 10 10 10 9

Player Bobby Fowler Don Chapman Don Chapman Miguel Barnes Brandyn Young Don Chapman Larry Shanks Marcus Dawson Tim Beattie DJ McNeil

Year 2005 2004 2006 2005 2007 2005 2003 1997 2006 2006

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

TD 51 49 21 20 18 18 16 15 15 14

Player Bobby Fowler Don Chapman DJ McNeil Larry Shanks Brandyn Young Henry Williams Miguel Barnes Trent Garland Nate Holmes Jason McNair

LONGEST RUNS FROM SCRIMMAGE Rank Yards 1. 98 2. 94 3. 88 88 5. 85 6. 83 83 8. 81 81 10. 80

Player John Burch Brandyn Young Josh Chapman Adam Joyner Roren Thomas Brandyn Young Josh Chapman Don Chapman Jason Johnson Don Chapman

vs. Opponent vs. Austin Peay vs. Eastern Illinois vs. Tennessee Tech vs. Murray State vs. Jacksonville State vs. Murray State vs. Murray State vs. Southeast Missouri vs. Morehead vs Austin Peay

Year 1987 2008 2005 1998 2008 2007 2006 2006 1994 2004

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Year 2006 2005 2014 2007 2013 2004 1976 1959 1988 2009 Year 1957 2005 2006 2009 2008 2007 1967 2007 1998 2012

CAREER RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS

BEST AVG RUSHING

Rank 1. 2. 3. 5. 7. 9.

Yards 1,412 1,396 1,138 1,125 1,092 1,084 1,058 1,058 1,002 843

SEASON RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS

Game: 5, Bobby Fowler vs. West Georgia, 1957 Season: 19, Bobby Fowler, 1959 Career: 51, Bobby Fowler, 1956-59

Game: Season: Career:

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

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Years 1956-59 2004-07 2010-13 1964-67 2008-09 1975-78 2008-09 2012-15 1969-72 2009-2012


Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Avg. Year 243.0 2009 218.2 2006 214.6 2014 202.5 2007 191.6 2011

COACHING STAFF

MOST TEAM RUSHINGYARDS PER GAME

YEAR-BY-YEAR RUSHING LEADERS

John Burch

TOP 25 ALL-TIME RUSHING PERFORMANCES

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TD 8 8 7 0 5 2 12 12 11 15 16 7 3 1 7 1 1 2 4 0 5 4 4 4 2 3 1 6 1 5 2 0 2 1 4 1 3 5 5 4 4 4 3 3 5 7 4 1 10 5 4 0 3 4 7 -–

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DJ McNeil

Yards 674 1,138 1,092 539 848 547 843 702 1,125 1,412 1,396 1,084 482 322 571 647 527 396 817 355 466 431 510 539 592 467 495 1,002 796 530 388 303 371 439 296 411 703 690 683 1,058 575 379 633 767 707 626 654 375 823 638 388 484 399 523 708 582 1,058

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vs. Opponent Year at Southeast Missouri 2004 vs. West Georgia 1958 at Murray State 2014 vs. Murray State 2005 vs. Harding 1959 at Southeast Missouri 2006 vs. Missouri St. 1997 vs. Tennessee State 2005 at Tennessee Tech 2006 vs. Eastern Illinois 2008 at Murray State 2006 vs. Murray State 2007 vs. West Georgia 1987 at Austin Peay 2004 vs. Murray State 2000 vs. Austin Peay 1987 vs. Eastern Kentucky 2006 at Tennessee Tech 2013 vs. Austin Peay 1987 vs. McNeese State 1969 vs. Delta State 1976 vs. Murray State 2007 at Eastern Illinois 2014 vs. Austin Peay 1971 vs. Murray State 2007

Att. 149 199 239 116 166 125 150 143 225 289 302 246 128 45 141 153 137 88 190 92 79 74 124 132 156 115 143 195 150 101 103 80 118 100 101 107 183 134 126 184 124 99 168 169 185 144 126 84 164 138 121 96 79 144 160 -- 255

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ank Yards Carries Player R 1. 272 41 Don Chapman 2. 253 33 Bobby Fowler 3. 234 29 Abou Toure 4. 229 47 Don Chapman 229 33 Bobby Fowler 6. 225 36 Don Chapman 7. 222 26 Darriel Ruffin 8. 221 36 Don Chapman 9. 214 27 Don Chapman 10. 216 28 Brandyn Young 11. 206 30 Don Chapman 12. 204 23 Don Chapman 13. 197 22 John Burch 14. 183 31 Don Chapman 15. 175 14 Jermi Hampton 16. 173 15 John Burch 17. 171 31 Don Chapman 18. 168 24 DJ McNeil 19. 166 -- William Parson 20. 164 24 Nate Moore 21. 162 -- Larry Washington 22. 159 8 Brandyn Young 23. 158 28 Abou Toure 158 -- Nate Holmes 25. 157 13 Trace McDermott

Player Trent Garland Abou Toure DJ McNeil Tevin Barksdale Jason McNair Jason McNair Miguel Barnes Brandyn Young Don Chapman Don Chapman Don Chapman Don Chapman Brady Wahlberg Damien Harris Damien Harris Roland Ogletree Adam Joyner Adam Joyner Daniel Ruffin Damon Atwater Nikki Jackson Jason Johnson William Parson William Parson Scottie Mitchell Darron Turner Scottie Mitchell John Burch John Burch John Burch Cedric Hosea Stanley Ladd Stanley Ladd Stanley Ladd Everett DeVeaux Bart Bilday Everett DeVeaux Sammy Bryant Henry Williams Larry Washington Henry Williams Larry Washington Randy Cousar Nate Holmes Nate Holmes Nate Holmes Nate Moore Duff Maki Larry Shanks Larry Shanks Bobby Hayes Chuck Lewis Gene Brodie Darrell Smith Darrell Smith Darrell Smith Bobby Fowler

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

BOBBY FOWLER

Year 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961 1960 1959


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PASSING RECORDS Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

CAREER PASSING YARDS

Player Derek Carr Jarod Neal Cade Thompson Brady Wahlberg Leon Reed Leonard Williams Trey Sikes Jeff McCrone Allan Cox Alvin Smalls

Years 2008-12 2012-15 2007-09 2002-05 1987-88 1990-91 1984-87 1995-96 1965-68 1975-77

SINGLE GAME PASS ATTEMPTS # Att Player vs. Opponent Year 1. 65 Brady Wahlberg vs. Jacksonville State 2003 2. 61 Cade Thompson vs. Eastern Kentucky 2008 3. 60 Rick Wilson at Austin Peay 1996 4. 58 Jeff McCrone vs. Eastern Kentucky 1995 5. 54 Trey Sikes vs. Troy State 1986 6. 52 Brock Bailey at Samford 1998 52 Jeff McCrone vs. Southeast Missouri 1995 8. 51 Jarod Neal at Eastern Kentucky 2015 9. 50 Derek Carr at Jacksonville State 2010 50 Rick Wilson at Samford 1996

SINGLE GAME PASS COMPLETIONS #Cmp Player vs. Opponent Year 1. 44 Brady Wahlberg vs. Jacksonville State 2003 2. 42 Derek Carr vs. Murray State 2012 3. 40 Jeff McCrone vs. Eastern Kentucky 1995 4. 37 Trey Sikes vs. Troy State 1986 5. 35 Cade Thompson vs. Eastern Kentucky 2008 6. 34 Jarod Neal vs. Jacksonville State 2015 34 Rick Wilson at Samford 1996 8. 32 Brady Wahlberg vs. Samford 2004 9. 30 Cade Thompson vs. Eastern Kentucky 2009 10. 29 Brady Wahlberg vs. Indiana State 2004 29 Jeff McCrone vs. SE Missouri State 1995 Att 424 415 411 394 346 339 329 328 308 279

Player Leon Reed Derek Carr Jarod Neal Jeff McCrone Derek Carr Cade Thompson Cade Thompson Derek Carr Brady Wahlberg Rickey Armstrong

Year 1988 2012 2015 1995 2011 2009 2008 2010 2003 1992

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

SINGLE SEASON PASS COMPLETIONS Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

No 264 246 241 228 207 200 191 190 189 174

Player Derek Carr Jarod Neal Jeff McCrone Leon Reed Cade Thompson Derek Carr Derek Carr Cade Thompson Brady Wahlberg Leon Reed

Year 2012 2015 1995 1988 2009 2011 2010 2008 2003 1987

CAREER PASS COMPLETIONS Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

No 665 584 532 478 402 377 305 296 250 204

Player Derek Carr Brady Wahlberg Jarod Neal Cade Thompson Leon Reed Trey Sikes Leonard Williams Jeff McCrone Allan Cox Tommy Overton

SINGLE-GAME Most Passes Attempted: Most Passes Completed: Most Passing Yards: Most TD Passes:

CAREER TD PASSES

Player Derek Carr Jarod Neal Cade Thompson Leonard Williams Brady Wahlberg Leon Reed Trey Sikes Jeff McCrone Allan Cox Alvin Smith

CAREER PASS ATTEMPTS Rank Att. Player Years 1. 1,110 Derek Carr 2008-12 2. 985 Brady Wahlberg 2002-05 3. 883 Jarod Neal 2012-15 4. 792 Cade Thompson 2007-09 5. 745 Trey Sikes 1984-87 6. 697 Leon Reed 1987-88 7. 594 Leonard Williams 1990-91 8. 519 Jeff McCrone 1995-96 9. 505 Allan Cox 1965-68 10. 441 Alvin Smalls 1975-77

SINGLE-SEASON PASS ATTEMPTS ank R 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Yards 8,428 6,526 6,260 6,247 4,842 4,518 4,258 3,195 2,934 2,886

65 at Jacksonville State, 2003 44 at Jacksonville State, 2003 560 at Murray State, 2012 7 vs. Bethel, 2015 7 vs. Jacksonville State, 2012 7 at Murray State, 2012 7 vs. Lane, 1990

Year 2008-12 2002-05 2012-15 2007-09 1987-88 1984-87 1990-91 1995-96 1965-68 1979-82

Years 2008-12 2012-15 2007-09 1990-91 2002-05 1987-88 1984-87 1995-96 1965-68 1975-77

Touchdowns 69 53 48 40 35 30 24 21 21 17

SINGLE-SEASON PASSING YARDS Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Yards 3,276 3,117 3,051 2,680 2,554 2,546 2,543 2,519 2,482 1,964

Player Derek Carr Jarod Neal Leon Reed Cade Thompson Leonard Williams Cade Thompson Derek Carr Jeff McCrone Derek Carr Leonard Williams

Year 2012 2015 1988 2008 1991 2009 2010 1995 2011 1990

SINGLE-SEASON TD PASSES Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8.

TD 31 30 25 24 24 20 17 16 16 16

Player Derek Carr Jarod Neal Derek Carr Cade Thompson Leonard Williams Leon Reed Jeff McCrone Cade Thompson Rickey Armstrong Leonard Williams

Year 2012 2015 2011 2008 1991 1988 1995 2009 1992 1990

MOST YARDS PASSING PER GAME Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Avg. Year 299.5 2012 293.5 2015 279 1995 269.1 1991 259.6 1986 258.7 1988 243.0 2009 235.9 2008 235.5 2011 228.1 2007

SINGLE-SEASON Most Pass Attempts: 478 in 13 games, 1988 Most Pass Completions: 287, 1995 Most Passing Yards: 3,368 in 13 games, 1988 Best Passing Percentage: 63.6%, 264-415 Derek Carr, 2012 Best Average: 299.5, 2012

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Year(s) No. 2008-12 10 2012-P 6 1987-88 5 1995-96 4 1990-91 4 2007-09 4 1984-87 3 1996 2 1990-92 1 1979-81 1 2002-05 1 1998 1

CADE THOMPSON Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Yds 98 92 89 86 85 83 82 80 80 80

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TOP 10 PASS PLAYS

Players Leon Reed to William Mackall Brady Wahlberg to Troy Phillips Leonard Williams to Robert Thomas Charles Gamble to Maurice Blakemore Dexter Anoka to Jessie Burton Jeff McCrone to Lenny Harris Cade Thompson to Roren Thomas Jeff McCrone to Lenny Harris Charles Gamble to Ulysses Trammell Trey Sikes to Antonio Perry

vs. Opponent vs. Troy State vs. Kentucky Wesleyan vs. Jacksonville State vs. Southern Illinois at Jacksonville State vs. Missouri St. at Tennessee Tech vs. Tennessee Tech at Southern Illinois vs. Lane

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CAREER 300-YARD GAMES

Rank Player 1. Derek Carr 2. Jarod Neal 3. Leon Reed 4. Jeff McCrone Leonard Williams Cade Thompson 7. Trey Sikes 8. Rick Wilson 9. Ricky Armstrong Tommy Overton Brady Wahlberg John Repella

Year 2012 1995 2015 2012 2015 2008 2012 2010 2011 1991 1990 1990 2015 1991 2009 1995 2003 1987 2015 1986 2014 1986 1987 1998 2010 1996 1988 2010 1995 2009 1992 1988 2011 2015 2011 1986 2008 2012 1981 1988 1996 1996

SEASON PREVIEW

No 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2

vs. Opponent at Murray State vs. Tennessee State vs. Jacksonville State at Tennessee Tech vs. Murray State vs. Eastern Kentucky vs. Jacksonville State at Southeastern La. vs. Austin Peay vs. Murray State vs. Jacksonville State vs. Troy State at Arkansas vs. Morehead State at Austin Peay vs. Tennessee Tech at Jacksonville State vs. Mississippi College at Eastern Kentucky vs. Jacksonville State vs. Southeast Missouri vs. Livingston vs. Livingston vs. Middle Tennessee at Austin Peay vs. Austin Peay vs. Troy State vs. Jacksonville State vs. Jacksonville State vs. Eastern Kentucky vs. Samford vs. Jacksonville State vs. Tennessee State vs. Eastern Illinois vs. Jacksonville State vs. Troy State vs. Baker vs. Eastern Illinois vs. Livingston vs. Mississippi College vs. Samford vs. Southern Illinois

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

Year 2015 2012 2011 2010 1995 1988 1986 1987 1991 1990 2009 2008 1996

Player Derek Carr Jeff McCrone Jarod Neal Derek Carr Jarod Neal Cade Thompson Derek Carr Derek Carr Derek Carr Leonard Williams Leonard Williams Leonard Williams Jarod Neal Leonard Williams Cade Thompson Jeff McCrone Brady Wahlberg Leon Reed Jarod Neal Trey Sikes Jarod Neal Trey Sikes Trey Sikes John Repella Derek Carr Rick Wilson Leon Reed Derek Carr Jeff McCrone Cade Thompson Rickey Armstrong Leon Reed Derek Carr Jarod Neal Derek Carr Trey Sikes Cade Thompson Derek Carr Tommy Overton Leon Reed Rick Wilson Jeff McCrone

COACHING STAFF

SEASON 300-YARD GAMES

Rank Player 1. Jarod Neal 2. Derek Carr 3. Derek Carr Derek Carr Jeff McCrone Leon Reed Trey Sikes 8. Leon Reed Leonard Williams Leonard Williams Cade Thompson Cade Thompson Rick Wilson

ALL-TIME 300-YARD PASSING GAMES

Yds Cmp-Att-TD 560 42-46-7 438 32-41-0 433 34-49-1 422 35-52-4 420 25-44-1 419 35-61-4 402 28-43-7 390 20-41-4 387 24-36-6 384 22-42-2 381 29-51-0 381 29-44-1 380 30-43-1 380 18-35-2 378 20-37-3 375 29-42-1 369 44-65-2 359 29-50-4 358 24-51-4 353 28-40-0 350 20-37-0 350 29-46-0 347 32-49-2 347 23-39-1 346 18-28-1 345 24-60-3 343 12-29-2 338 31-50-1 336 40-58-0 334 30-44-4 331 19-41-0 329 24-39-0 329 25-43-4 322 30-49-4 325 23-36-1 324 36-54-4 316 16-21-0 312 29-38-4 309 22-40-3 309 26-45-2 307 34-50-0 302 24-48-3

derek carr

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CAREER RECEIVING YARDS LEADERS Player William Mackall Taurean Stephens Lenny Harris Charles Malone Jeremy Butler Stephen Shiver Quentin Sims Dwayne McKinney Deumaine Reeder Tony Champion

Years 1985-88 2003-06 1993-96 1990-92 2012-13 2008-11 2011-12 1979-82 1993-96 1981-84

Rec 224 201 134 89 90 115 140 97 114 72

Yards 2,494 2,148 2,053 1,980 1,953 1,852 1,804 1,793 1,673 1,531

SINGLE-SEASON TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS

ank Player R 1. Quentin Sims 2. Rod Wright 3. Mike Hicks 4. Jeremy Butler Jeremy Butler Quentin Sims 7. Caylon Weathers Dwayne McKinney 9. William Mackall Charles Malone Charles Malone Oscar Bunch Lenny Harris

Year 2012 2015 2008 2013 2012 2011 2015 1980 1988 1993 1991 1991 1996

Rec 86 62 66 90 51 54 62 37 66 48 36 39 46

CAREER RECEPTIONS

Rank Player 1. William Mackall 2. Taurean Stephens 3. Jeremy Butler 4. Quentin Sims 5. Lenny Harris 6. Stephen Shiver 7. Deumaine Reeder 8. Mike Hicks 9. Joey Morris 10. Dwayne McKinney

Year 1985-88 2003-06 2012-13 2011-12 1993-96 2008-11 1993-96 2008-09 1983-86 1979-82

Rec 224 201 141 140 134 115 114 112 104 97

Yards 1,092 963 894 1,203 750 712 726 829 1,206 690 613 754 749

TD 16 14 12 10 10 10 8 8 7 7 7 7 7

Yds 2,494 2,148 1,953 1,804 2,053 1,852 1,673 1,493 1,347 1,793

Avg 9.7 11.1 13.9 12.9 16.0 16.1 15.0 13.3 11.7 18.1

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SINGLE-SEASON RECEPTIONS

Rank Player 1. Jeremy Butler William Mackall 3. Quentin Sims 4. Taurean Stephens 5. Mike Hicks Taurean Stephens William Mackall 8. Nikki Jackson William Mackall 10. Caylon Weathers Rod Wright

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RECEIVING RECORDS

Rank Player 1. Jeremy Butler 2. Quentin Sims 3. William Mackal 4. Rod Wright 5. Mike Hicks 6. Dwayne McKinney 7. Robert Thomas 8. William Mackall 9. Roren Thomas Lenny Harris

Year 2013 1987 2012 2004 2008 2003 1988 1995 1986 2015 2015

Rec 90 90 86 67 66 66 66 63 63 62 62

SINGLE-SEASON RECEIVING YARDS Year 2013 2012 1988 2015 2008 1980 1990 1987 2008 1995

Rec 90 86 66 62 66 37 52 90 42 53

Yards 1,203 792 1,092 732 894 665 1,026 425 655 726 963

CAREER TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS

Rank Player 1. Quentin Sims 2. Jeremy Butler 3. Dwayne McKinney 4. Rod Wright William Mackall Mike Hicks 7. Lenny Harris 8. Steven Shiver Tony Champion Taurean Stephens Steve Allison

Years 2011-12 2012-13 1979-82 2011-15 1985-88 2008-09 1993-96 2008-11 1982-84 2003-06 1967-68

Rec 140 141 97 84 224 112 134 115 72 201 26

Yds 1,804 1,953 1,793 1,298 2,494 1,493 2,053 1,852 1,531 2,148 504

MOST RECEPTIONS

Game: 16, William Mackall vs. Delta State, 1987 Season: 90, Jeremy Butler, 2013 90, William Mackall, 1987 Career: 225, William Mackall, 1985-88

MOST YARDS

Game: 283, William Mackall vs. Troy State, 1988 Season: 1,203, Jeremy Butler, 2013 Career: 2,494, William Mackall, 1985-88

MOST TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS

Game: 4, Jeremy Butler at Murray State (2012) Season: 16, Quentin Sims, 2012 Career: 26, Quentin Sims, 2011-12

MOST 200-YARD RECEIVING GAMES

Season: 1, Bobby Fowler, 1959 1, William Mackall, 1988 Career: 1, Bobby Fowler, 1958-60 1, William Mackall, 1985-88

MOST 100-YARD RECEIVING GAMES

Season: 5, Jeremy Butler, 2013 5, Quentin Sims, 2012 5, Mike Hicks, 2008 Career: 8, Jeremy Butler 2012-13

MOST YARDS BY TWO RECEIVERS Game: 323, Jeremy Butler (177) & Quentin Sims (146) at Murray State, Oct. 13, 2012

Yards 1,203 1,092 1,026 963 894 829 799 792 790 790

HIGHEST AVG. PER RECEPTIONS

90

Game: 40.42, William Mackall vs. Troy State, 1988 Season: 26.9, Travis Parker, 2001 Career: 11.08, William Mackall, 1985-88

Avg TD 12.9 26 13.9 20 18.1 17 15.5 16 9.7 16 26.5 16 16.0 15 16.1 14 25.8 14 11.1 14 19.4 14

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Year 1988 2007 1983 2008 2012 2012 2013 2004 2015 2014 2003 2012 2007 2014 1995 2010 2012 2008 1995 2011 2007 1996 2012 2007 1996

TOP 25 LONGEST RECEPTIONS

Rec 62 38 90 86 54 36 46 66 39 23 60 67 66 24 15 13 36 41 41 46 53 27 48 49 39 52 30 66 90 63 31 27 39 17 33 37 16 12 33 22 17 19 35 18 33 24 25 26 15 20 28 15 17 16 20

Yards 963 527 1203 1,092 712 634 599 894 553 367 651 732 665 270 403 195 609 606 495 749 790 365 690 653 754 799 355 1,026 792 655 534 363 768 334 548 829 234 154 623 363 216 320 400 352 516 409 457 261 243 179 378 304 332 296 288

Avg 15.5 13.9 13.4 12.7 13.2 17.6 13.0 13.5 14.2 16.0 10.9 10.9 10.1 11.2 26.9 15.0 16.9 14.8 12.1 16.3 14.9 13.5 14.4 13.3 14.0 15.4 11.8 15.5 8.8 10.4 17.2 13.4 19.7 19.6 14.8 22.4 14.6 12.8 20.1 16.5 12.7 16.8 11.4 19.6 15.6 17.0 18.3 10.0 16.2 8.9 13.5 20.3 19.5 18.5 14.4

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TDs 14 4 10 16 10 5 4 12 6 2 5 6 3 1 2 1 4 3 3 7 5 1 7 3 3 6 2 7 5 4 1 1 6 4 5 12 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 -- -- -- 6 4 6 -- 4 0 -- 1 0

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Players Year Leon Reed to William Mackall at Troy State *NS 1988 Brady Wahlberg to Troy Phillips vs. Kentucky Wesleyan 2002 Leonard Williams to Robert Thomas *NS 1990 Charles Gamble to Maurice Blakemore at Southern Illinois 1994 Dexter Anoka to Jessie Burton at Jacksonville State 2007 Jeff McCrone to Lenny Harris vs. Missouri St. 1996 Cade Thompson to Roren Thomas at Tennessee Tech 2008 Jeff McCrone to Lenny Harris vs. Tennessee Tech 1995 Charles Gamble to Ulysses Trammell at Southern Illinois 1994 Trey Sikes to Antonio Perry vs Lane 1985 Cade Thompson to Roren Thomas at Murray State 2007 Robert Hines to Travis Parker at Tusculum College *NS 2001 Leonard Williams to Robert Thomas at Lane College 1990 Kenny Golden to Tony Champion vs. Troy State 1983 Tom Ruban to Todd Pope at Austin Peay 1989 Rickey Armstrong to Scott Stidham*NS 1992 Cade Thompson to Jason McNair at Murray State 2009 Leon Reed to Andre Langley at Livingston University 1988 Robert Hines to William Stevenson vs. Eastern Kentucky *NS 2001 Edward Robertson to Rory Redmond at Murray State 1999 John Repella to Brian Webb *NS 1998 Charles Gamble to Deumaine Reeder at Morehead State 1993 Rickey Armstrong to Scott Stidham at Washburn University 1991 Leonard Williams to Oscar Bunch 1991 Cade Thompson to Mike Hicks vs. Iowa Wesleyan 2009 Brock Bailey to Brian Webb vs. Tennessee State 1997

Player Rod Wright William Tanner Jeremy Butler Quentin Sims Quentin Sims Stephen Shiver Mike Hicks Mike Hicks Roren Thomas Jessie Burton Taurean Stephens Taurean Stephens Taurean Stephens Orentheus Taylor Travis Parker Travis Parker Rory Redmond Brian Webb Brian Webb Lenny Harris Lenny Harris Maurice Blakemore Charles Malone Charles Malone Oscar Bunch Robert Thomas Todd Pope William Mackall William Mackall William Mackall James Lane Joey Morris Tony Champion Tony Champion Dwayne McKinney Dwayne McKinney Freddie Hudson Ricky Murphy Ronald George Ronald George Ronald George Ronald George Grady Maddox Dana Witten Dana Witten Dana Witten Barry Reeves Steve Allison Steve Allison Mack Moody Mack Moody Scott Boehringer Scott Boehringer Wally Bielewicz Jim Love

RECORD BOOK

ank Yds R 1. 98 2. 92 3. 89 4. 86 5. 85 6. 83 7. 82 8. 80 80 80 11. 79 79 79 79 15. 76 16. 74 17. 73 73 19. 72 72 21. 68 22. 66 66 66 25. 65 65

ANNUAL RECEIVING LEADERS

2015 IN REVIEW

LENNY HARRIS

Year 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979 1978 1977 1976 1975 1974 1973 1972 1971 1970 1969 1968 1967 1966 1965 1964 1963 1962 1961

SEASON PREVIEW

Taurean Stephens

vs. Opponent vs. Troy State vs. Jacksonville State vs. Troy State vs. Concordia at Murray State vs. Tennessee State at Austin Peay vs. Indiana State vs. Jacksonville State vs. Southeast Missouri vs. Jacksonville State at Northern Illinois vs. Central Arkansas at Central Arkansas vs. Tennessee Tech vs. Tennessee State at Murray State vs. Eastern Kentucky vs. Eastern Kentucky vs. Tennessee State vs. Murray State vs. Tennessee State at Tennessee Tech vs. Missouri State vs. Austin Peay

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

Player William Mackall Jessie Burton Tony Champion Roren Thomas Jeremy Butler Quentin Sims Jeremy Butler Taurean Stephens Rod Wright Rod Wright Orenthius Taylor Quentin Sims EJ Daniel Kyle Kerrick Lenny Harris Stephen Shiver Quentin Sims Mike Hicks Lenny Harris Quentin Sims Roren Thomas Shane Cowen Jeremy Butler Jamaal Akbar Lenny Harris

COACHING STAFF

TOP 25 ALL-TIME RECEIVING GAMES ank No Yds R 1. 7 283 2. 4 192 3. 181 4. 4 180 5. 8 177 6. 8 176 7. 11 171 8. 12 163 9. 10 162 10. 6 161 15 161 12. 10 152 13. 8 151 14. 9 150 15. 7 149 16. 4 147 17. 12 146 18. 12 145 145 20. 11 144 3 144 9 144 23. 13 143 24. 6 142 7 142


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quentin sims Yards 283 192 181 180 177 176 175 175 171 170 163 162 161 161 155 152 151 150 149 147 146 145 145 145 144 144 143 143 142 142 141 138 137 135 133 132 130 129 125 125 125 125 123 122 120 119 118 118 118 117 117 117 116 116 115 114

100-YARD RECEIVERS

Player William Mackall Jessie Burton Tony Champion Roren Thomas Jeremy Butler Quentin Sims Scott Stidham William Mackall Jeremy Butler Dwayne McKinney Taurean Stephens Rod Wright Rod Wright Orentheus Taylor Mike Hicks Quentin Sims EJ Daniel Kyle Kerrick Lenny Harris Stephen Shiver Quentin Sims Mike Hicks Lenny Harris William Mackall Roren Thomas Shane Cowan Rod Wright Oscar Bunch Jeremy Butler Jamaal Akbar Robert Thomas Lenny Harris Quentin Sims John Burch Jeremy Butler Mike Hicks Brian Webb Jeremy Butler Daniel Chamberlain Taurean Stephens Shane Cowan Charles Malone Rory Redmond Jarvis Perry Taurean Stephens William Tanner Jeremy Butler Roren Thomas Rory Redmond Eunique Williams Taurean Stephens Deumaine Reeder Chris Thompson William Mackall Ulysses Trammell Deumaine Reeder

vs. Opponent at Troy State at Jacksonville State vs. Troy State vs. Concordia at Murray State vs. Tennessee State vs. Samford vs. Livingston at Austin Peay vs. Morris Brown vs. Indiana State vs. Jacksonville State vs. Southeast Missouri at Jacksonville State at Austin Peay at Northern Illinois at Central Arkansas at Central Arkansas vs. Tennessee Tech vs. Tennessee State at Murray State vs. Eastern Kentucky at Eastern Kentucky at Troy State vs. Murray State at Tennessee State vs. Murray State vs. Morehead State at Tennessee Tech vs. Missouri State vs. Lane College vs. Tennessee State vs. Jacksonville State vs. West Georgia vs. Murray State at Auburn vs. Middle Tennessee vs. Tennessee State at Austin Peay vs. Southeast Missouri at Samford at Austin Peay at Murray State vs. Jacksonville State at Eastern Kentucky at Eastern Kentucky at Boise State at Tennessee Tech vs. Middle Tennessee vs. Memphis at Austin Peay at Austin Peay at Murray State vs. Troy State at Southern Illinois at Morehead State

Year 1988 2007 1983 2008 2012 2012 1992 1987 2013 1980 2004 2015 2014 2003 2008 2012 2007 2014 1995 2010 2012 2008 1995 1986 2007 1996 2015 1991 2012 2007 1990 1995 2012 1987 2013 2008 1998 2013 2010 2003 1996 1993 1999 2010 2003 2015 2013 2008 1998 2009 2004 1996 2012 1987 1994 1993

113 112 112 112 112 112 111 111 110 110 109 108 108 107 107 107 106 106 106 106 105 105 105 105 103 103 103 103 103 103 102 102 102 101 101 101 101 101 101 101

Dexter Anoka Rod Wright Mike Hicks Mike Hicks Roren Thomas Lenny Harris Caylon Weathers Roren Thomas Mike Hicks Jessie Burton Deumaine Reeder Rod Wright Mike Hicks Chris Thompson Brian Webb Deumaine Reeder Caylon Weathers Rory Redmond Henry Allen William Mackall Caylon Weathers Taurean Stephens Wesley Moore Antonio Perry William Tanner William Tanner Jeremy Butler Roren Thomas Taurean Stephens Charles Malone Stephen Shiver Stephen Shiver Tim Beattie Jeremy Butler Quentin Sims Taurean Stephens Travis Parker John Dillon Todd Pope Antonio Perry

at Southeast Missouri at Tennessee Tech at Murray State vs. Jacksonville State vs. Eastern Kentucky vs. Missouri State at Arkansas at Southeast Missouri at Austin Peay at Southern Illinois at Southern Illinois at Austin Peay at Iowa Wesleyan vs. Jacksonville State vs. Tennessee State at Southeast Missouri at Eastern Kentucky at Samford at Southeast Missouri at Mississippi College vs. Bethel at Gardner Webb at Alabama-Birmingham vs. Valdosta State vs. Murray State vs. Eastern Illinois at Eastern Kentucky at Central Arkansas vs. Tennessee State vs. Murray State at Tennessee Tech at Austin Peay at Samford vs. Jacksonville State vs. Eastern Illinois at Eastern Kentucky at Southeast Missouri vs. Austin Peay vs. Austin Peay vs. Jacksonville State

2009 2015 2008 2008 2008 1996 2015 2008 2009 2006 1996 2016 2009 2013 1997 1996 2015 1998 1987 1987 2015 2005 1998 1986 2015 2015 2013 2007 2005 1993 2010 2009 1998 2012 2012 2005 2001 1995 1989 1986

MULTIPLE 100-YD RECEIVING GAMES

Player Jeremy Butler Mike Hicks Taurean Stephens Roren Thomas Lenny Harris William Mackall Quentin Sims Rod Wright Deumaine Reedes

Games 8 7 7 6 5 5 5 4 4

Player Caylon Weathers William Tanner Stephen Shiver Rory Redmond Jessie Burton Brian Webb Shane Cowan Charles Malone Antonio Perry

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CAREER TOTAL OFFENSE LEADERS Years 2008-12 2002-05 2012-15 2007-09 1987-88 2004-07 1990-91 1984-87 1975-78 1956-59

Rush 56 1,140 437 -254 491 5,017 332 239 2,866 4,033

Pass 8,428 6,247 6,526 6,260 4,842 --- 4,518 4,258 1,250 ---

Total TD 8,484 72 7,387 51 6,963 62 6,006 51 5,333 42 5,017 49 4,850 49 4,497 31 4,116 39 4,033 51

SCORING OFFENSE (POINT AVG.) Avg. 37.3 35.5 34.6 33.4 30.8 30.4 29.7 27.5 27.0 25.5

TEAM SEASON AVG

Year 2008 2015 2011 2007 2012 1995 2014 1988 2005 1991

YARDS PER GAME Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Avg. 456.6 430.5 429.3 427.2 427.0 409.4 405.6 397.1 393.3 378.8

Year 2015 2007 2012 2011 2014 2009 2008 2013 2010 1995

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SINGLE SEASON TOTAL OFFENSE LEADERS Rank Player Year Rush Pass Total TD 1. Jarod Neal 2015 208 3,117 3,325 30 2. Derek Carr 2012 -7 3,276 3,269 32 3. Leon Reed 1988 176 3,051 3,227 28 4. Leonard Williams 1991 233 2,554 2,787 30 5. Cade Thompson 2008 -122 2,680 2,568 24 6. Derek Carr 2011 67 2,482 2,549 25 7. Derek Carr 2010 1 2,543 2,544 15 8. Alvin Smalls 1976 1,495 1,006 2,501 17 9. Jeff McCrone 1995 -49 2,519 2,470 19 10. Cade Thompson 2009 -95 2,546 2,451 19

TEAM RECORD: SINGLE GAME

Most Plays: Most Yards:

Game: Season:

95 plays (34 rushes, 61 passes) vs. Eastern Kentucky, 2008 699 vs. Concordia, 2008

MOST POINTS SCORED 97 vs. Bethel (1995) 448 (2008)

MOST TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 14 vs. Bethel (1995) 61 (2008)

DEREK CARR

821 vs. Murray State (2007) 4,867 (2008)

Game: Season:

35 at Murray State (2012) 249 in 12 games (2012)

FIRST DOWNS

SCORING OFFENSE GAME HIGHS)

Pts. 97 (97-7) 87 (87-21) 76 (76-3) 73 (73-0) 72 (72-10) 70 (70-0) 66 (66-59) 64 (64-0) 63 (63-7) 63 (63-0) 63 (63-38)

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

Margin 90 (97-7) 73 (73-0) 70 (70-0) 66 (87-21) 64 (64-0) 63 (63-0) 62 (72-10) 56 (56-0) 53 (59-6) 49 (55-6)

Opponent vs. Bethel College vs. Concordia vs. Murray State vs. Lane College vs. Bethel vs. Millikin at Murray State vs. Northwood Michigan vs. Cumberland vs. Union College at Murray State

SCORING MARGIN

Opponent vs. Bethel College vs. Lane College vs. Millikin vs. Concordia vs. Northwood Michigan vs. Union College vs. Bethel vs. Baker College vs. West Georgia vs. Millsaps College

Year 1995 2008 2007 1990 2015 1967 2012 1968 2014 2011 2008 Year 1995 1990 1967 2008 1968 2011 2015 2008 1957 1960

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TOTAL OFFENSE

Game: Season:

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MEET THE SKYHAWKS

Rank Player 1. Derek Carr 2. Brady Wahlberg 3. Jarod Neal 4. Cade Thompson 5. Leon Reed 6. Don Chapman 7. Leonard Williams 8. Trey Sikes 9. Alvin Smalls 10. Bobby Fowler

COACHING STAFF

TOTAL OFFENSE RECORDS

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Year Player Rush Pass 2015 QB Jarod Neal 208 3117 2014 QB Jarod Neal 219 1,880 2013 QB Jarod Neal 10 1,529 2012 QB Derek Carr -7 3,276 2011 QB Derek Carr 67 2,482 2010 QB Derek Carr 1 2,543 2009 QB Cade Thompson -95 2,546 2008 QB Cade Thompson -112 2,680 2007 QB Dexter Anoka 137 1,369 2006 HB Don Chapman 1,412 0 2005 QB Brady Wahlberg 475 1,693 2004 QB Brady Wahlberg 97 1,536 2003 QB Brady Wahlberg 482 1,873 2002 QB Brady Wahlberg 86 1,145 2001 QB Robert Hines 442 578 2000 QB Roland Ogletree 0 647 1999 QB Edward Robertson -23 1,345 1998 QB John Repella 47 1,722 1997 QB Brock Bailey -71 961 1996 QB Billy Joe Spann -82 905 1995 QB Jeff McCrone -49 2,519 1994 QB Charles Gamble 39 1,001 1993 QB Jason Griffin 132 635 1992 RB Rickey Armstrong 297 1,697 1991 QB Leonard Williams 233 2,554 1990 QB Leonard Williams 99 1,964 1989 QB Smackey Brown -24 793 1988 QB Leon Reed 176 3,051 1987 QB Leon Reed 315 1,791 1986 QB Trey Sikes 137 1,554 1985 QB Trey Sikes 38 1,466 1984 QB Kenny Golden 295 627 1983 QB David Carter 47 1,193 1982 QB Chris Ford 53 706 1981 QB Tommy Overton 39 1,636 1980 QB Jimmy Wash NA NA 1979 HB Everett DeVeaux 703 68 1978 QB Sammy Bryant NA NA 1977 QB Alvin Smalls 582 1,379 1976 QB Alvin Smalls 1,495 1,006 1975 QB Alvin Smalls 190 481 1974 QB Bill Staehs NA NA 1973 QB Danny Walker 98 762 1972 Shelton Zenon NA NA 1971 QB Kelly Coker NA NA 1970 QB Kelly Coker NA NA 1969 QB Glen Lowe 38 597 1968 QB Allan Cox 0 836 1967 QB Allan Cox 177 1,116 1966 QB Allan Cox NA NA 1965 QB Sandy Smith 70 551 1964 HB Chuck Lewis 491 0 1963 QB Billy Watson NA NA 1962 QB Vernon Prather 76 984 1961 QB Vernon Prather NA NA 1960 HB Bobby Fowler NA NA Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 10.

SINGLE GAME TOTAL OFFENSE

Yds. 560 440 438 427 423 419 406 390 390 389

Player vs. Opponent Derek Carr at Murray State Leonard Williams vs. Troy State Derek Carr at Tennessee Tech Brady Wahlberg vs. Jacksonville State Jeff McCrone vs. Tennessee State Cade Thompson vs. Eastern Kentucky Derek Carr vs. Jacksonville State Derek Carr at Southeast Louisiana Leon Reed vs. Troy State Leon Reed vs. Mississippi College

Total Yards 3,325 2,099 1,539 3,269 2,549 2,544 2,451 2,568 1,506 1,412 2,168 1,633 2,355 1,231 1,020 647 1,322 1,769 890 823 2,470 1,040 767 1,994 2,787 2,063 769 3,227 2,106 1,691 1,504 922 1,230 759 1,675 1,059 771 964 1,961 2,501 671 963 860 714 926 750 635 836 1,233 694 621 491 605 1,060 742 1,054 Year 2012 1990 2012 2003 1995 2008 2012 2010 1988 1987

Jarod Neal

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CAREER TOTAL TACKLES Years 1975-77 1967-70 1998-01 1985-88 1991-94 1991-94 2011-13 2007-10 1984-87 1989-92

Pos. LB LB DB DE LB DB LB LB LB LB

CAREER SACK LEADERS

Solo 271 281 239 189 228 209 146 180 120 114

Asst. 155 120 134 184 131 130 184 144 167 163

Total 426 401 373 373 359 339 330 324 287 277

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

No. 22.5 17.0 15.0 15.0 14.0 13.5 13.0 13.0 12.5 11.5

TEAM RECORDS SINGLE-GAME BY OPPONENT Fewest Yards Total:..74, vs. Iowa Wesleyan, 2009 Fewest First Downs:... 3, vs. Iowa Wesleyan, 2009 Fewest Completions:............1, at Samford, 2000 Fewest Total Plays:...33, vs. Southern Illinois, 1998

FEWEST PASSING YARDS Game: 7 vs. Livingston (1982) Season: 734 (1971)

MOST FUMBLE RECOVERIES FOR A TD (INDIVIDUAL)

Season: 3 Dontrell Miller (2008)*

MOST FUMBLE RECOVERIES FOR TD (TEAM)

Season: 6 (2008) *NCAA FCS Record

Game: Game: 25, Terry Giltner vs. McNeese State, 1970 Season: 255, Terry Giltner, 1970 Season: Career: 426, Danny Watkins, 1975-77

MOST TOTAL TACKLES

5 vs. Parsons (1969) 5 vs. Austin Peay (1974) 5 vs. Eastern Kentucky (1993) 25 (1974)

MOST SOLO TACKLES Season: 168, Terry Giltner, 1970 Career: 281, Terry Giltner, 1969-70

# Tkls Player vs. Opponent Year 1. 25 Terry Giltner vs. McNeese State 1970 2. 23 Terry Giltner vs. Parsons 1969 3. 22 LaVonte Epson vs. Missouri State 1999 22 Brian Spano vs. Austin Peay 1993 5. 21 Kidane McBride vs. Murray State 2002 21 Vincent Thomas at Samford 2000 7. 20 Levon Johnson vs. Mississippi College 1989 20 Danny Watkins vs. Jacksonville St. 1976 20 Danny Watkins vs. Tennessee St. 1976 10. 19 Emanuel McNeil vs. Austin Peay 1987 19 Markeseo Jackson at Tennessee 2004 19 Paul Randolph vs. Jacksonville State 1986

SINGLE SEASON SOLO TACKLES

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

No. 168 113 99 95 91 91 90 88 82 79

Player Terry Giltner Terry Giltner Danny Watkins Vincent Thomas Josh Bey Mike Peebles Brian Spano Vincent Thomas Brian Spano Danny Watkins

Year 1970 1969 1977 2001 2010 1974 1994 2000 1993 1975

SINGLE SEASON ASSISTED TACKLES

Season: 87, Terry Giltner, 1970 Career: 181, Emanuel McNeil, 1985-88

MOST INTERCEPTIONS

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MOST RETURN YARDAGE

No 87 76 71 69 65 64 61 61 61 60

Player Terry Giltner Emanuel McNeil Ben Johnson Paul Randolph Todd Shanks Danny Watkins Charles Cavaness Greg Magee Mike Peebles Greg Holmes

Year 1970 1987 2012 1986 1992 1975 1985 1983 1974 1989

SINGLE SEASON TOTAL TACKLES

DEFENSIVE TOUCHDOWNS Season: 6 (1976)

FEWEST POINTS YIELDED Season: 19 (1934)

DEFENSIVE SHUTOUTS 32 times – last vs. Union College 2011

No 255 152 146 143 134 133 131 131 130 128

Player Terry Giltner Mike Peebles Terry Giltner Danny Watkins Jon Swift Vincent Thomas Ben Johnson Brian Spano Emanuel McNeil Vincent Thomas

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

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Game: 158 vs. Troy State (1968) Season: 485 (1976)

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

RECORD BOOK

MOST ASSISTED TACKLES

Game: 8 vs. Troy State (1968) Season: 26 (1968)

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS SINGLE GAME TOTAL TACKLES

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FUMBLE RETURNS (MOST RECOVERED)

Year 2011-14 1985-88 2002-05 1994-97 1995-97 1994-95 2007-10 1989-92 2009-13 2003-06

SEASON PREVIEW

SINGLE-SEASON Fewest Yards Rushing:...................1348, 2009 Fewest Avg. Yards Rushing:.........122.5, 2009 Fewest Yards Passing:....................1175, 1990 Fewest Avg. Yards Passing:..........106.8, 1990 Fewest Total Yards:........................3066, 2006 Fewest Avg. Yards in Total Offense:... 255.5, 2006 Fewest Points:...................................182, 1979 Fewest Yards on Punt Returns:........ 66, 1988 Most Shutouts:...............1 (several occasions) Most Interceptions:............................ 20, 1988 Most Yards on Interceptions:.........303, 2005

FEWEST RUSHING YARDS Game: -22 vs. Livingston (1988) Season: 383 (1967)

Player Tony Bell Emanuel McNeil Andre Plummer Antonio Strobridge Charles Gill Brad Godwin Josh Bey Joe Keating DJ Roberts Markeseo Jackson

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

Rank Player 1. Danny Watkins 2. Terry Giltner 3. Vincent Thomas Emanuel McNeil 5. Brian Spano 6. Dewayne Harper 7. Ben Johnson 8. Josh Bey 9. Paul Randolph 10. Todd Shanks

COACHING STAFF

DEFENSIVE RECORDS


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Team Defensive Top 10 Lists SCORING DEFENSE Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Pts. 9.6 11.3 12.1 12.8 14.5 15.1 15.7 16.8 18.0 18.2

TOTAL DEFENSE

Year 1967 1976 1962 1964 1968 1988 2006 1977 1973 1979

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

Yards 152.3 212.1 224.9 232.6 251.5 255.5 257.8 267.5 274.4 277.1

Year 1962 1964 1976 1967 1968 2006 1979 1988 1977 1973

RUSH DEFENSE (AVG.) Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Yards 43.1 97.2 105.4 112.9 122.5 127.6 131.2 145.3 146.7 149.2

Year 1967 1968 1976 2006 2009 1988 1964 2010 2013 1977

SEASON SACKS Rank No. 1. 43 2. 42 3. 31 4. 28 27 6. 26 7. 25 25 9. 24 10. 22.5

ANNUAL SACK LEADERS Year 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989

Player Damani Taylor Tony Bell Tony Bell Ben Johnson Tony Bell Montori Hughes DJ Roberts Tim Cox Josh Bey Ray Williams Ray Williams Tirrdell Byrd Joseph Threats Markeseo Jackson Andre Plummer Marc Calixte Nick Stamper Willie Campbell Brandon Lacy Davey Moseley Antonio Strabridge Charlie Gill Lashone Brown Brad Godwin Tim Wright Travis Coleman Phillip Robertson Todd White Todd White

Sacks-Yds 5.5-33 8.0-43 10.5-56 4.0-21 4.0-31 4.0-28 3.5-25 5-35 6.5-47 5-32 3.5-25 4-24 4.5-17 3.5-41 5.5-29 3-16 5-37 4-23 3-36 3-19 5-32 7-44 6-31 8.5-59 8-40 4-31 5-27 3.5-16 5-38

Player Emanuel McNeil Tony Bell Joe Keating Brad Godwin Tony Bell Tim Wright Charles Gill Rob Senatore Josh Bey Antonio Strobridge Lashone Brown

Year 1988 2013 1990 1994 2014 1993 1996 1993 2009 1996 1995

Rank Avg.Yds 1. 71.0 2. 80.9 3. 82.3 4. 106.8 5. 108.4 6. 119.5 7. 120.2 8. 121.4 9. 122.3 122.3

Year 1962 1964 1974 1990 1973 1976 1979 1984 1994 1993

SEASON PASS BREAKUPS Rank Br-Ups 1. 60 2. 56 3. 48 4. 47 5. 46 6. 42 42 8. 40 9. 39 39

TONY BELL

EMANUEL MCNEIL

Year Player Solo 2015 Marquis Clemons 37 2014 Devontay Barnett 39 Tony Bell 34 2013 Ben Johnson 40 2012 Ben Johnson 60 2011 Ben Johnson 46 2010 Josh Bey 91 2009 Josh Bey 62 2008 Josh Bey 46 2007 Josh Yarbrough 36 2006 Markeseo Jackson 54 2005 David Gilmore 65 2004 Markeseo Jackson 75 2003 Chad McMahan 55 2002 Perez Boyd 76 2001 Vincent Thomas 95 2000 Vincent Thomas 88 1999 Lavante Epson 62 1998 David Barnes 49 1997 Jon Swift 48 1996 Jon Swift 78 1995 Craig Reynolds 58 1994 Brian Spano 90 1993 Brian Spano 82 1992 Todd Shanks 37 1991 Dewayne Harper 51 1990 Todd Shanks 38 1989 Greg Holmes 48 1988 Emanuel McNeil 74 1987 Emanuel McNeil 54 1986 Paul Randolph 55 1985 Charles Cavaness 43 1984 Jerry Reese 44 1983 Greg Magee 49 1982 Gary Ihnen 46 1977 Danny Watkins 99 1976 Danny Watkins 93 1975 Danny Watkins 79 1974 Mike Peebles 91 1970 Terry Giltner 168 1969 Terry Giltner 113

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BEN JOHNSON

Year 1988 1994 2013 2011 2010 2012 1984 1996 2008 1987

ANNUAL TACKLE LEADERS

SINGLE-SEASON SACK LEADERS Rank No. 1. 13.0 2. 10.5 3. 9.0 4. 8.5 5. 8.0 6. 8.0 7. 7.0 7.0 9. 6.5 10. 6.0 6.0

Year 1995 1994 2008 2013 1996 1993 2005 2003 1990 1989

PASS DEFENSE

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Asst. Total 42 79 37 76 42 76 62 102 71 131 51 97 36 127 45 107 42 88 55 91 35 89 26 91 41 116 28 83 48 124 33 128 45 133 56 118 36 85 52 100 56 134 49 107 31 121 49 131 65 102 47 98 47 85 60 108 47 121 76 130 69 124 61 104 55 99 61 110 52 98 43 142 48 141 64 143 61 152 87 255 33 146


COACHING STAFF

INDIVIDUAL TOP 10 PASS BREAKUPS (SEASON) Player Chris Jones James Brown Kevin Barfield Preston James Jerry Reese Jordan Landry Cam Harris CJ Estelle Danny Blackwell Danny Blackwell Trent Findley

No. 15 14 13 12 12 11 10 10 10 10 10

Year 1996 1994 2013 1994 1983 2014 2013 2011 1991 1990 2000

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INDIVIDUAL TOP 10 PASS BREAKUPS (CAREER)

Rank 1. 2. 4. 8. 9. 10.

Player Jerry Reese Jordan Landry Danny Blackwell Cam Harris CJ Estelle Rayron Sims Trent Findley Chris Jones James Brown 3 Tied

No. 23 20 20 17 17 17 17 15 14 13

Year 1981-84 2012-15 1990-91 2011-13 2010-11 2003-06 1999-02 1996 1992-95

SINGLE SEASON INTERCEPTION LEADERS Rank 1. 3. 5.

Player Clay Blalock Don Jones Jerry Reese Tommy Baker Chad McMahan Perez Boyd Charles Wilson Ernest Johnson Benny Thompson Two Tied*

No. 8 8 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5

Year 1976 1969 1982 1966 2003 2002 1990 1986 1986 1968

SEASON PREVIEW

Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Josh bey

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

dewayne harper

2015 IN REVIEW RECORD BOOK

DANNY WATKINS

JERRY REESE

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FIELD GOAL RECORDS Rank Yds 1. 53 53 53 53 5. 52 52 52 52 52 10. 51

TOP 10 LONGEST FIELD GOALS Player vs. Opponent Cody Sandlin at Eastern Kentucky Mickey Hamilton vs. Tennessee State Mickey Hamilton vs. Delta State Randy Barnes vs. Nicholls State Jackson Redditt at Murray State Jackson Redditt at Eastern Illinois Ki Tok Chu vs. Troy State Ki Tok Chu vs. Livingston Lee Mayo vs. Southeast Missouri Jackson Redditt at Eastern Kentucky

Year 2011 1976 1976 1972 2014 2014 1986 1986 1967 2013

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

CAREER KICk SCORING

Player Jackson Redditt Ki Tok Chu Cody Sandlin Tom Hansen Taylor Brown Keith Kasnic Mickey Hamilton Lee Mayo Brent Harris Mike Poteete

Years FG 2012-15 36 1986-89 44 2009-12 34 2007-09 21 2004-06 24 1982-85 37 1973-76 26 1965-1968 - 2001-03 22 1977-80 12

PAT 125 89 117 128 90 51 53 - 44 48

Total 233 221 218 191 162 162 131 113 110 84

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS SEASON KICK-SCORING

Jackson Redditt

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

KI TOK CHU

TEAM RECORDS MOST PTS BY KICKING Game: 15, Taylor Brown vs. Gardner Webb, 2006 15, Tom Hanson vs. Concordia, 2008 Season: 97, Ki Tok Chu, 1988 Career: 221, Ki Tok Chu, 1986-89 MOST CONSECUTIVE FGS MADE Season: 14, Keith Kosnic, 1982-83 SINGLE SEASON Most PAT Att.: 57, 2008 Most PAT Made: 53, 2008 Best PAT Percentage: 97.8% (46-47), 2012 Most FG Att: 26, 1988 Most FG Made: 20, 1988 Best FG Percentage: 82.3% (14-17), 2011 MOST PATS MADE (GAME) Rank PAT’s Opponent Year 1. 12 vs. Concordia 2008 12 vs. Bethel 1995 3. 10 vs. Murray State 2007 10 vs. Lane College 1990 5. 9 Three tied Rank 1. 3.

MOST FGS MADE (GAME) FG’s Opponent Year 4 vs. Gardner Webb 2006 4 vs. Tennessee State 1976 3 Eight times

SEASON PAT MADE (MIN. 25) Rank Made (Att.) Year 1. 53 (of 57) 2008 2. 46 (of 47) 2015 46 (of 47) 2012 4. 43 (of 48) 2011 5. 37 (of 38) 2009 37 (of 38) 2005 37 (of 39) 1988

Rank 1. 4. 5. 7. 8. 9. 10.

HIGHEST PAT % Pct. Made-Att 97.8% (46-47) 97.8% (44-45) 97.8% (46-47) 97.2% (36-37) 97.0% (37-38) 97.0% (37-38) 96.6% (29-30) 96.5% (28-29) 96.1% (25-26) 96.0% (24-25)

SEASON FG MADE Rank Made-Att 1. 20 (of 26) 2. 14 (of 17) 3. 12 (of 17) 12 (of 15) 5. 11 (of 14) 11 (of 15) 11 (of 16) 11 (of 19) 11 (of 14) 10. 10 (of 16) 10 (of 17) HIGHEST FG % Rank Pct. Made-Att. 1. 82.3% (14-17) 2. 80.0% (12-15) 3. 78.5% (11-14) 78.5% (11-14) 5. 76.9% (20-26) 6. 73.0% (11-15) 7. 70.5% (12-17) 8. 68.7% (11-16) 9. 62.5% (10-16) 10. 58.8% (10-17)

Year 2015 2014 2012 2005 2009 2005 1990 2010 1994 1998

Pts. 97 87 82 80 76 75 72 71 71 69

Player Ki Tok Chu Cody Sandlin Jackson Redditt Jackson Redditt Lee Mayo Tom Hansen Tom Hansen Cody Sandlin Mickey Hamilton Jackson Redditt

Year 1988 2011 2014 2014 1967 2007 2008 2012 1976 2013

MOST PAT KICKS MADE Game: 12, Tom Hanson vs. Concordia, 2008 Season: 53, Tom Hanson, 2008 Career: 128, Tom Hanson, 2007-09 MOST PAT KICKS ATTEMPTED Game: 12, Tom Hanson vs. Concordia, 2008 Season: 57, Tom Hanson, 2008 Career: 136, Tom Hanson, 2007-09

BEST PAT KICK PERCENTAGE Game: 1.00 (12-12), Tom Hanson vs. Concordia, 2008 Season: .979 (46-47), Jackson Redditt, 2015 .979 (44-45), Cody Sandlin, 2012 Year Career: .984 (125-127), Jackson Redditt, 2012-15 1988 MOST FGS MADE 2011 2015 Game: 4, Taylor Brown vs. Gardner Webb, 2006 4, Mickey Hamilton vs. Tennessee St, 1976 2014 2010 Season: 20, Ki Tok Chu, 1988 2007 Career: 44, Ki Tok Chu, 1986-89 2002 MOST FGS ATTEMPTED 1985 1982 Game: 5, Mickey Hamilton vs. Tennessee St, 1976 2006 Season: 26, Ki Tok Chu, 1988 2005 Career: 73, Ki Tok Chu, 1986-89 Year 2011 2014 2010 1982 1988 2007 2015 2002 2006 2005

BEST FG PERCENTAGE Game: .800 (4-5), Mickey Hamilton vs. Tennessee St, 1976 Season: .769 (20-26), Ki Tok Chu, 1988 Career: .602 (44-73), Ki Tok Chu, 1986-89

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SINGLE-SEASON PUNTING LEADERS Player James Satterfield James Satterfield Adam Ivey Joe Hook Joey Elmore Jay Holmes Jim Valdes Bubba Beasley Gary Davis Jackson Redditt

Year 2012 2013 2008 2010 1986 1999 1974 1993 1977 2015

Att. 36 58 41 52 56 73 57 78 47 45

Yds. 1,535 2,446 1,693 2,150 2,249 2,930 2,280 3,112 1,876 1,852

LONGEST PUNTS Avg. 42.6 42.2 41.3 40.5 40.2 40.1 40.0 39.9 39.9 41.2

Rank Yds. 1. 80 2. 73 3. 72 4. 70 70 6. 69 69 8. 68 9. 67 10. 66

CAREER PUNTING LEADERS (MIN. 40 PUNTS) Year Punt 2010-14 153 1997-98 148 2007-11 126 1999-01 197 2005-08 188 1990-93 217 1986-89 257 1980-83 76 1982-83 99 2001-03 53

Yards Avg. Long 6,331 41.4 73 5,744 38.8 80 4,911 38.4 54 7,563 38.4 70 7,183 38.2 68 8,268 38.1 72 9,784 38.1 60 2,893 38.1 62 3,741 37.8 65 1,979 37.3 56

TEAM RECORDS SINGLE GAME 14 vs. Nicholls State, 1975 491 at South Florida, 2008 50.2 yds. (10 punts) at Missouri State, 1999

Most Punts: Most Yards: Best Avg.:

93, 1997 3,539, 1997 41.6 (48 punts), 2012

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS MOST PUNTS Game: Season: Career:

14, David Brown vs. Nicholls State, 1975 90, Jade Stillings, 1997 257, Joey Elmore, 1986-89

MOST YARDS ON PUNTS Game: Season: Career:

487, James Satterfield at Jacksonville State, 2014 3,481, Jade Stillings, 1997 9,784, Joey Elmore, 1986-89

HIGHEST PUNTING AVG. Game: Season: Career:

50.0, Gary Davis vs. Delta State, 1977 42.6, James Satterfield, 2012 42.4, James Satterfield, 2012-14

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Most Punts: Most Yards: Best Avg.:

Year 1997 2012 1993 2012 1999 1989 1967 2005 1998 2000

SINGLE SEASON

PUNT return RECORDS MOST PUNT RETURNS 7, Jerry Reese vs. Fort Valley State, 1982 7, Jessie Burton at Murray State, 2006 48, Dewayne Harper, 1994 93, Dewayne Harper, 1991-94

Game: Season: Career:

183, Dewayne Harper vs. Charleston Southern, 1994 564, Dewayne Harper, 1994 955, Dewayne Harper, 1991-94

MOST RETURN YARDAGE

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Game: Season: Career:

RECORD BOOK

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JAMES SATTERFIELD

SEASON PREVIEW

Rank Player 1. James Satterfield 2. Jade Stillings 3. Joe Hook Jay Holmes 5. Adam Ivey 6. Bubba Beasley Joey Elmore David Carter 9. Pete Lutz 10. Brent Harris

Player vs. Opponent Jade Stillings vs. Tennessee Tech James Satterfield at Tennessee Tech Bubba Beasley vs. Tennessee State James Satterfield vs. Eastern Kentucky Jay Holmes vs. Southeast Missouri Joey Elmore vs. Troy State Gene Sides vs. West Chester State Adam Ivey Jade Stillings at Samford Jay Holmes at Tennessee Tech

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

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

COACHING STAFF

PUNTING RECORDS

HIGHEST AVERAGE PER RETURN Game: Season:

34.2, CJ Estelle vs. Union College, 2011 17.7, CJ Estelle, 2011 (No. 1 NCAA in FCS) 99

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KICK RETURN RECORDS ANNUAL KICK RETURN LEADERS Year 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980 1979

Player Jordan Landry Ladevin Fair Corey Jordan Kevin Barfield Kevin Barfield AJ Williams Tevin Barksdale Roren Thomas Jessie Burton Jessie Burton Jason Coleman Jason Coleman Jason Coleman Trent Findley Kidane McBride Roland Ogletree Deundre Greer Joe Daniels Darriel Ruffin Lenny Harris James Brown James Brown James Brown Scott Stidham Todd Pope Darron Turner Darron Turner William Mackall William Mackall Henry Allen Cedric Hosea Mark Guy Tony Champion Billy Wilkins Steve Mathis Mike Ray Mike Ray

No. 18 8 13 29 15 27 18 26 36 20 28 26 26 18 23 35 23 31 21 14 14 19 15 13 18 26 22 28 28 39 21 16 8 28 17 15 10

Yds. 360 190 323 711 329 688 415 621 825 524 567 459 728 236 423 667 493 660 447 228 318 463 308 245 370 510 375 62 717 759 389 243 224 512 285 265 228

TD 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

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LONGEST KICK RETURNS ank R 1. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Yds. 100 100 100 99 99 97 96 93 91 90 90

Player vs. Opponent Jessie Burton at Southeast Missouri Darriel Ruffin vs. Murray State Tony Champion vs. (N/A) Kevin Barfield vs. Tennessee Tech Wilbur Edmiston vs. Murray State Rayvon Sims at Tennessee Tech William Mackall vs. Southeast Missouri Kevin Barfield vs. Eastern Illinois AJ Williams at Southeast Missouri Jessie Burton vs. Tennessee Tech Jason Coleman vs. Samford

TOP 10 KICK RETURN YARDAGE

Rank Yards 1. 825 2. 759 3. 728 4. 717 5. 711 6. 688 7. 667 8. 660 9. 621 621

Player Jessie Burton Henry Allen Jason Coleman William Mackall Kevin Barfield AJ Williams Roland Ogletree Joe Daniels Roren Thomas William Mackall

Year 2006 1997 1983 2011 1961 2004 1987 2012 2010 2007 2003 Year 2007 1986 2003 1987 2012 2010 2000 1998 2008 1988

JESSIE BURTON MOST KICK RETURNS Game: Season: Career:

9, Jessie Burton vs. Missouri State, 2007 9, Darren Turner vs. Middle Tennessee, 1990 9, Darren Turner vs. Jacksonville State, 1989 39, Henry Allen, 1986 89, Jason Coleman, 2002-05

MOST YARDS ON KICK RETURN Game: Season: Career:

248, Darren Turner vs. Middle Tennessee, 1990 825, Jessie Burton, 2007 1,842, Jason Coleman, 2002-05

Game: Season:

10, vs. Jacksonville State, 1989 10, vs. Middle Tennessee, 1990 10, Samford, 2003 10, Missouri State, 2007 58, 2007

Game: Season:

256 vs. Samford, 2003 1,147, 2008

Game: Season:

32.0, at Southeast Missouri St., 2010 22.3, 1994

MOST RETURNS

MOST YARDS

BEST AVG. PER RETURN

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Arkansas

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/31/15 A L, 63-28

Arkansas College

Arkansas-Monticello

Record: 0-1-1 Home: 0-0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/10/30 H T, 7-7 10/9/31 A L, 6-0

Arkansas State

Record: 0-1-1 Home: 0-1 Away: 0-0-1 Date H/A/N Result 11/6/48 A T, 0-0 10/7/49 H L, 54-0

Auburn

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 11/8/08 A L, 37-20

Bethel (Ky.)

Record: 1-1 Home: 0-1 Away: 1-1 Date H/A/N Result 11/20/25 A W 9/25/31 H L, 7-2

Bethel (Tenn.)

Burritt College

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/5/34 H W, 32-0

Camp Campbell

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 11/1/46 H W, 6-0

Carson-Newman

Record: 2-1 Home: 2-0 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 11/5/60 H W, 26-21 11/4/61 A L, 10-8 11/3/62 H W, 22-9

Caruthersville JC

Record: 3-0 Home: 2-0 Away: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/4/29 H W, 7-0 10/3/30 H W, 19-0 11/13/31 A W, 20-14

Central Arkansas

Record: 5-9 Home: 3-4 Away: 2-5 Date H/A/N Result 9/27/58 A W, 7-6 9/26/59 H L, 13-0 9/24/60 A L, 19-6 9/23/61 H L, 15-8 9/22/62 A W, 13-6 9/21/63 H L, 13-6 9/19/64 A L, 7-0 9/18/65 H L, 15-14 9/17/66 A L, 17-14 11/18/67 H W, 48-14 9/1/05 H W, 35-34 9/15/07 A L, 48-34 9/14/13 H W, 24-23 9/6/14 A L, 26-24

Columbia Military

Record: 2-0 Home: 1-0 Away: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/24/55 A W, 9-6 10/13/56 H W, 35-0

Concordia

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/11/08 H W, 87-21

Cumberland University

Record: 0-3 Home: 0-2 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/1/26 A L, 30-0 10/28/32 H L, 12-0 10/29/48 H L, 12-7

Delta State

Record: 16-23 Home: 11-9 Away: 5-14 Date H/A/N Result 10/26/29 A L, 27-0 10/24/30 H W, 26-6 10/4/35 H W, 25-0 10/23/36 H W, 19-13 11/8/58 A W, 14-0 10/10/59 A L, 33-0 10/29/60 H L, 34-8 10/28/61 A L, 22-8 10/27/62 H W, 19-18 10/26/63 A L, 21-8 10/24/64 H L, 17-0 10/2/65 A L, 24-17 10/1/66 H L, 7-3 10/21/67 A L, 19-18 10/26/68 H W, 29-20 10/25/69 A L, 28-6 10/24/70 A W, 17-13 10/23/71 H W, 17-12 10/21/72 A L, 24-12 10/20/73 H L, 28-10 10/26/74 A L, 29-0 10/25/75 H L, 13-3 10/23/76 A W, 42-25 10/22/77 H W, 46-7 10/21/78 A L, 42-14 10/20/79 H L, 28-27 11/15/80 A W, 9-0 11/14/81 H W, 34-25 11/13/82 A L, 47-0 11/12/83 H W, 34-16 10/6/84 H L, 27-7 10/12/85 A L, 16-3 10/11/86 H L, 38-19 10/10/87 A L, 17-14 10/1/88 H W, 15-3 9/30/89 A W, 13-12 9/29/90 H L, 27-18 10/19/91 A L, 37-27 9/5/92 H W, 24-0

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Record: 14-10-1 Home: 7-6-1 Away: 7-4 Date H/A/N Result 12/4/25 H L, 19-17 11/25/26 A L, 21-7 11/17/27 A W, 13-12 11/2/28 A L, 14-0 10/30/30 A W, 31-0 10/23/31 H L, 19-6 11/11/32 H L, 17-0 11/16/34 H L, 7-6 11/15/35 H T, 0-0 11/6/36 A W, 13-0 10/27/41 A L, 27-18 11/21/41 H W, 55-6 10/4/46 H L, 13-0 11/22/46 A W, 25-6

Butler

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result *11/14/88 H W, 23-6

Record: 1-3 Home: 0-1 Away: 1-2 Date H/A/N Result 8/31/91 A L, 21-14 9/12/92 A L, 37-28 9/2/93 H L, 26-7 8/29/13 A W, 31-21

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Record: 37-25-2 Home: 16-12-1 Away: 21-13-1 Date H/A/N Result 11/14/30 A W, 32-0 11/26/31 H T, 0-0 11/5/32 A T, 6-6 10/16/36 H W, 19-0 11/13/36 A W, 33-0 10/21/37 H W, 20-12 10/22/38 A L, 14-13 10/20/39 H L, 7-0 10/18/40 A L, 20-0 10/17/41 H L, 13-0 10/12/46 A L, 33-0 11/8/46 H L, 14-6 11/15/47 A L, 20-7 11/12/48 H L, 39-0 11/21/59 A W, 21-10 10/1/60 H W, 13-7 9/30/61 A W, 14-7 9/29/62 H W, 16-0 11/23/63 A L, 20-6 11/21/64 H L, 35-0 11/20/65 A L, 49-0 11/19/66 H L, 17-13 11/23/67 A W, 47-6 11/28/68 H L, 9-7

Baylor

Record: 0-3 Home: 0-2 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/29/55 H L, 13-7 9/29/56 H L, 34-0 11/8/57 A L, 31-13

Bradley

Record: 2-0 Home; 1-0 Away:1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/23/65 H W, 34-25 10/22/66 A W, 40-0

Chattanooga

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Baker

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/6/08 H W, 56-0

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/7/13 A L, 63-14

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 11/5/94 H W, 42-14

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Athens State

Boise State

Charleston Southern

SEASON PREVIEW

Record: 4-11 Home: 3-2 Away: 1-9 Date H/A/N Result 10/11/35 A W, 35-0 10/9/36 H W, 34-0 10/7/37 A L, 10-7 10/8/38 H L, 7-6 11/11/39 A L, 26-13 11/8/40 H W, 14-7 10/27/56 H L, 20-12 10/4/57 H W, 26-18 9/6/80 A L, 29-9 9/3/83 A L, 31-0 9/15/84 A L, 72-14 9/15/88 A L, 72-14 9/28/02 A L, 30-10 9/6/03 A L, 63-6 9/10/05 A L, 56-7

10/16/47 A W, 13-6 11/2/47 H W, 20-6 10/15/48 H L, 13-12 10/14/49 A L, 30-6 10/14/50 H W, 13-0 10/28/50 A W, 19-13 10/13/51 A W, 2-0 11/2/51 H W, 13-0 10/4/52 H W, 19-13 9/7/95 H W, 97-7 9/10/15 H W, 72-10

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Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/27/35 H W, 21-0

9/13/69 A W, 7-6 10/17/70 H W, 22-21 10/16/71 A W, 17-3 10/14/72 H L, 18-6 10/27/73 A W, 26-0 11/2/74 H W, 31-26 11/1/75 A W, 24-15 9/11/76 H W, 24-20 9/10/77 A W, 23-10 9/9/78 H L, 21-14 9/8/79 A L, 34-7 9/13/80 H W, 24-20 11/21/81 A L, 28-14 9/18/82 A W, 17-14 9/10/83 H L, 45-6 9/8/84 A L, 13-10 9/14/85 H L, 13-7 9/13/86 A L, 36-0 9/12/87 H W, 30-10 9/9/89 H W, 21-0 9/8/90 A W, 24-10 11/9/91 H W, 34-28 11/21/92 A L, 32-18 11/20/93 A W, 39-33 11/19/94 H L, 27-21 11/18/95 H W, 31-28 11/23/96 A L, 55-24 11/15/97 A W, 36-26 8/28/03 H W, 21-20 9/18/04 A W, 31-14 9/30/06 A W, 20-10 9/22/07 A L, 17-14 9/20/08 A W, 31-17 11/21/09 H W, 48-38 11/6/10 A W, 28-12 10/8/11 H W, 61-23 9/22/12 A W, 31-6 10/26/13 A W, 38-14 10/25/14 H W, 21-16 10/17/15 A W, 44-14

COACHING STAFF

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coaching staff

Draughton

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/14/37 H W, 84-0

East Tennessee State

Record: 0-1 Home: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/11/03 H L, 14-7 (OT)

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Eastern Illinois

Record: 7-14 Home: 5-6 Away: 2-8 Date H/A/N Result 9/16/95 A L, 30-22 9/28/96 H L, 38-0 9/6/97 A L, 42-6 11/14/98 H L, 56-35 9/25/99 A L, 42-21 9/23/00 H L, 42-7 11/1/01 H L, 56-16 11/9/02 A L, 55-43 10/25/03 A L, 29-12 10/23/04 H W, 32-14 10/29/05 A L, 26-7 10/28/06 H W, 15-9 10/20/07 A L, 29-23 10/9/08 H W, 29-26 11/14/09 A L, 49-13 9/18/10 H W, 20-10 10/22/11 A W, 24-23 10/6/12 H W, 51-37 11/23/13 H L, 70-22 11/22/14 A W, 37-16 11/7/15 H L, 23-21

Eastern Kentucky

Record: 3-23 Home: 1-12 Away: 2-11 Date H/A/N Result 10/13/73 A L, 16-14 10/19/74 H L, 24-9 10/26/91 A L, 56-21 10/24/92 H L, 35-9 10/30/93 A L, 30-0 10/29/94 H L, 34-14 10/21/95 A L, 38-15 10/26/96 H L, 45-7 11/1/97 A L, 49-0 10/31/98 H L, 47-29 10/23/99 A L, 54-7 10/21/00 H L, 27-0 9/29/01 H L, 42-10 10/5/02 A L, 58-3 11/8/03 A L, 41-32 11/6/04 H L, 41-14 11/12/05 A L, 31-17 11/11/06 H L, 31-28 11/22/08 H L, 33-31 10/17/09 A L, 31-25 10/16/10 H W, 10-7 11/19/11 A L, 23-16 9/29/12 H L, 28-16 11/16/13 A W, 16-7 9/20/14 H L, 49-24 11/7/15 A W, 42-35

Freed-Hardeman

Record: 2-0-1 Home: 2-0-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/30/31 H W, 25-7 10/21/32 H T, 0-0 10/12/34 H W, 25-0

Gardner-Webb

Record: 2-2 Home: 1-1 Away: 1-1 Date H/A/N Result 8/30/01 H L, 45-20 11/2/02 A L, 24-0 9/24/05 A W, 31-28 9/16/06 H W, 35-9

Georgetown (Ky.)

Record: 1-1 Home: 1-0 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/20/58 H W, 33-7 10/31/59 A L, 23-14

Harding

Record: 3-0 Home: 2-0 Away: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/17/59 H W, 33-13 9/14/63 H W, 19-7 9/12/64 A W, 28-0

Henderson State

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/10/88 H W, 33-0

Jonesboro Baptist College

Hendrix

Record: 4-1 Home: 2-1 Away: 2-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/17/25 H W, 22-0 11/29/28 H L, 7-6 11/1/29 A W, 29-6 11/21/30 H W, 38-6 11/9/34 A W, 45-6

Hiwassee

Kentucky

Record: 2-0 Home: 1-0 Away: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/11/57 A W, 39-0 10/11/58 H W, 34-0 Record: 3-0 Home: 2-0 Away: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 11/28/34 A W, 21-0 10/18/35 H W, 35-0 10/2/36 H W, 14-3

Indiana State

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/25/04 A L, 41-24

Iowa Wesleyan

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/3/09 H W, 56-0

Itawamba JC

Fort Campbell

Record: 0-1 Home: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/28/52 H L, 27-0

Record: 1-5 Home: 0-3 Away: 1-2 Date H/A/N Result 10/1/49 H L, 35-6 9/30/50 A L, 39-2 9/27/51 H L, 33-6 9/27/52 A W, 14-7 9/26/53 H L, 13-0 10/9/54 A L, 14-0

Fort Valley State

Jacksonville State

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/11/82 H W, 14-6

10/30/71 A L, 30-10 9/23/72 H L, 20-6 9/22/73 A L, 50-7 9/28/74 H L, 17-0 10/18/75 A L, 11-3 9/25/76 H L, 24-3 9/24/77 A L, 36-13 9/23/78 H L, 44-15 9/22/79 A W, 15-14 11/8/80 H L, 19-14 11/7/81 A L, 44-7 11/6/82 H L, 41-13 11/5/83 A L, 31-19 10/27/84 H L, 23-16 11/2/85 A L, 19-13 11/1/86 H L, 30-20 10/31/87 A W, 28-17 10/22/88 H W, 31-24 10/21/89 A L, 63-0 10/20/90 H L, 21-7 10/11/03 A L, 34-24 10/9/04 H L, 59-12 10/15/05 A L, 37-17 9/23/06 H W, 24-14 10/4/07 A L, 27-24 10/23/08 H W, 31-30 10/3/09 A L, 52-7 10/9/10 H L, 30-20 9/1/11 A L, 24-23 11/3/12 H W, 49-47 10/5/13 H L, 41-27 10/4/14 A L, 38-14 9/26/15 H L, 48-41

Record: 7-30 Home: 4-15 Away: 3-15 Date H/A/N Result 10/7/67 A W, 38-0 10/12/68 H L, 16-12 10/11/69 A L, 22-20 10/10/70 H L, 16-14

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 8/30/14 A L, 59-14

Kentucky State

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 11/20/82 H W, 20-0

Kentucky Wesleyan

Record: 2-0 Home: 2-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/13/01 H W, 54-14 9/12/02 H W, 42-14

Lambuth

Record: 14-3-1 Home: 10-1-1 Away: 4-2 Date H/A/N Result 11/26/25 H W, 13-0 11/6/26 A W, 13-7 11/11/27 H T, 7-7 11/12/28 A W, 14-0 11/11/29 A W, 14-0 11/8/30 A W, 7-0 10/16/31 H W, 25-0 10/14/32 H W, 20-6 11/2/34 H W, 29-0 10/25/35 H W, 21-6 11/15/40 H W, 44-32 10/24/41 H L, 37-0 11/19/41 A L, 26-6 10/23/47 H W, 16-0 10/22/48 A L 9/11/99 H W, 25-19 (OT)

8/31/00 H W, 32-21 10/21/10 H W, 52-21

Lane

Record: 5-0 Home: 5-0 Date H/A/N Result 11/19/83 H W, 22-7 9/7/85 H W, 12-6 9/6/86 H W, 57-11 9/1/90 H W, 73-0 9/17/94 H W, 14-6

Little Rock JC

Record: 0-2 Home: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 11/7/53 H L, 38-7 11/5/54 A L, 39-7

Livingston

Record: 9-10-1 Home: 7-3-1 Away: 2-7 Date H/A/N Result 11/21/70 H W, 29-14 11/20/71 A L, 28-7 11/18/72 A L, 35-6 11/17/73 H T, 7-7 11/23/74 A L, 28-7 11/22/75 H L, 17-7 11/19/77 A W, 26-10 11/18/78 H L, 21-17 11/17/79 H W, 23-18 9/27/80 A L, 7-6 9/26/81 H L, 28-16 9/25/82 A L, 27-14 9/24/83 H W, 17-16 11/10/84 H W, 7-0 11/16/85 A L, 41-6 11/15/86 H W, 48-25 11/14/87 A W, 27-26 11/5/88 H W, 41-11 11/4/89 A L, 35-17 11/3/90 H W, 21-10

Louisiana-Monroe

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/1/37 A L, 59-0

Marion Institute

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/27/57 H W, 32-6

Martin Methodist

Record: 1-1 Home: 1-0 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 11/30/39 H W, 26-0 11/22/40 A L, 13-6

McNeese State

Record: 1-4 Home: 0-2 Away: 1-2 Date H/A/N Result 9/28/68 A L, 16-0 9/27/69 H L, 17-15 9/26/70 A W, 10-7 9/25/71 H L, 24-20 11/23/91 A L, 17-16

Memphis

Record: 4-9-1 Home: 2-3-1 Away: 2-6 Date H/A/N Result 10/23/25 A W, 15-6 10/6/28 A L, 60-0 10/19/29 H L, 13-2 11/28/30 A L, 14-13 11/19/32 A L, 6-0

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Middle Tennessee

Mississippi College

Record: 1-0-1 Home: 0-0-1 Away: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 11/4/49 H T, 26-26 11/4/50 A W, 52-7

Missouri S&T

Record: 5-0 Home: 2-0 Away: 3-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/8/60 A W, 20-12 10/7/61 H W, 50-22 10/6/62 A W, 26-18 10/5/63 H W, 32-7 10/3/64 A W, 26-6

Missouri State

Record: 0-6 Home: 0-2 Away: 0-4 Date H/A/N Result 9/21/96 H L, 39-7 9/20/97 A L, 27-14 11/13/99 A L, 62-7 11/4/00 A L, 52-6 9/6/07 H L, 51-41 9/12/08 A L, 24-14

Morehead State

Record: 8-2 Home: 4-1 Away: 4-1 Date H/A/N Result 11/13/76 A W, 40-0 11/12/77 H W, 49-7 10/14/78 H W, 23-9 10/13/79 A L, 7-0 9/28/91 A W, 32-28 9/19/92 H W, 20-7 11/13/93 A W, 17-0 11/12/94 H W, 21-7 9/23/95 A W, 49-24 10/13/01 H L, 31-13

Morris Brown

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/18/80 H W, 49-21

Murray State

Record: 19-35-1 Home: 11-16 Away: 8-19-1 Date H/A/N Result 1924 A L, 13-0 10/3/25 H L, 6-0 10/8/26 A L, 25-0 10/28/27 H L, 13-7 10/19/28 A L, 34-6 11/28/29 A L, 13-7 10/17/30 H L, 7-0 10/15/61 A L, 25-15 10/13/62 H L, 15-12

Naval TT. Center

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/26/46 A L, 25-12

Nicholls State

Northeast Miss JC

Record: 1-7 Home: 1-1 Away: 0-6 Date H/A/N Result 10/22/49 A L, 39-0 10/20/50 H L, 21-6 11/10/51 A L, 47-0 11/8/52 H W, 21-13 10/9/53 A L, 26-14 11/13/54 A L, 32-16 10/1/55 A L, 19-6 10/4/56 A L, 31-7

Northwest Louisiana

Record: 1-2 Home: 1-0 Away: 0-2 Date H/A/N Result 10/30/47 A L, 33-0 10/30/65 H W, 19-17 10/15/66 A L, 26-7

Northwest Mississippi JC

Record: 5-9 Home: 4-5 Away: 1-4 Date H/A/N Result 11/8/35 A L, 7-0 9/25/36 H W, 56-6 9/24/37 H W, 19-0 11/5/38 H L, 6-0 11/3/39 H L, 20-9 11/1/40 H L, 7-0 10/31/41 A L, 45-0 10/20/51 H L, 26-6 10/17/52 A L, 33-13 10/17/53 H W, 19-7 10/23/54 A L, 19-13 10/22/55 H L, 14-13 10/20/56 A W, 20-12 10/19/57 H W, 26-9

Record: 1-7 Home: 0-4 Away: 1-3 Date H/A/N Result 10/28/72 H L, 18-15 9/8/73 A L, 7-0 9/14/74 H L, 16-14 9/13/75 A L, 23-0 10/16/76 H L, 3-0 10/15/77 A W, 34-0 11/4/78 H L, 7-3 11/3/79 A L, 15-7

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/8/12 A L, 35-7

North Alabama

Northwood of Michigan

Record: 12-19-1 Home: 6-9 Away: 6-10-1 Date H/A/N Result 11/19/49 A L, 54-0 11/19/60 A L, 21-20 11/18/61 H L, 17-14 11/17/62 A L, 31-8 11/16/63 H W, 27-2 11/14/64 A L, 8-0 11/13/65 H L, 17-14 11/12/66 A W, 24-18 11/11/67 H W, 22-0 11/16/68 A L, 36-17 11/15/69 H L, 51-7 11/14/70 A W, 35-7 11/13/71 H W, 20-7

Northern Illinois

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/5/68 H W, 64-0

Ogden College (Ky.)

Record: 0-1 Home: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/31/25 H L, 7-6

Ohio

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/2/06 A L, 29-3

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Record: 5-12 Home: 2-6 Away: 3-6 Date H/A/N Result 10/5/74 A W, 23-7 10/4/75 H L, 14-10 10/2/76 H W, 36-14 10/1/77 A L, 27-24 9/30/78 H L, 21-7 9/29/79 A W, 13-10 10/25/80 H W, 30-27 10/24/81 A W, 29-28 10/23/82 H L, 16-9 10/22/83 A L, 28-0

Missouri Baptist

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Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/22/60 H W, 55-6

Record: 0-2 Away: 0-2 Date H/A/N Result 11/5/11 A L, 55-17 11/8/14 A 45-16

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Millsaps College

Mississippi State

2015 IN REVIEW

Millikin

Record: 1-0 Away: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/23/67 A W, 70-0

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/26/34 H W, 39-0

11/11/72 A W, 21-16 11/10/73 H W, 17-16 11/16/74 A L, 42-10 11/15/75 H L, 30-20 10/30/76 A W, 31-7 10/29/77 H W, 31-13 10/28/78 A L, 38-17 10/27/79 H W, 10-9 11/1/80 A L, 26-17 10/31/81 H L, 37-10 10/16/82 A L, 33-10 10/15/83 H L, 35-7 10/13/84 A T, 10-10 10/19/85 H L, 38-7 10/18/86 A W, 7-3 10/17/87 H L, 3-0 10/8/88 A W, 38-14 10/7/89 H L, 28-6 10/6/90 A L, 49-0

SEASON PREVIEW

Record: 8-21-1 Home: 6-8-1 Away: 2-13 Date H/A/N Result 10/2/31 H L, 19-0 9/30/32 A L, 18-7 10/11/40 A L, 45-6 10/10/41 H W, 7-6 9/28/63 A L, 21-14 9/26/64 H T, 0-0 9/25/65 A L, 24-14 9/24/66 H L, 10-3 10/28/67 H W, 44-36 11/2/68 A L, 24-17 9/19/70 A L, 28-7 9/18/71 H W, 28-0 9/16/72 A L, 30-3 9/15/73 H L, 7-0 9/18/76 A W, 38-3 9/17/77 H W, 27-0 9/16/78 A W, 28-17 9/15/79 H W, 31-23 9/12/81 A L, 6-3 9/17/83 H L, 39-3 10/13/90 A L, 65-17 10/31/91 A L, 61-14 11/7/92 H L, 14-0 10/9/93 H W, 24-14 10/8/94 A L, 38-7 11/4/95 A L, 45-17 11/9/96 H L, 30-12 10/11/97 H L, 37-24 11/7/98 H L, 47-33 11/6/99 A L, 70-14

Mississippi JC

10/19/63 A L, 19-8 10/17/64 H L, 32-14 10/16/65 A W, 17-7 10/29/66 H W, 16-12 9/16/67 H W, 16-9 9/21/68 A T, 7-7 10/9/71 H W, 41-0 10/4/72 A L, 14-7 10/6/73 H L, 21-10 10/12/74 A L, 14-6 10/11/75 H L, 17-10 10/9/76 A W, 24-0 10/8/77 H W, 31-20 10/7/78 A L, 21-7 10/6/79 H L, 24-0 10/11/80 A L, 20-6 10/10/81 H L, 10-7 10/9/82 A W, 10-7 9/5/87 A L, 34-6 9/3/88 A W, 32-24 9/2/89 H L, 24-3 10/12/91 A L, 40-34 10/10/92 H W, 13-7 10/2/93 H L, 28-21 10/1/94 A L, 28-24 10/7/95 A L, 33-9 10/12/96 H L, 28-14 10/4/97 H L, 45-7 10/3/98 A L, 47-35 10/9/99 A L, 62-14 10/7/00 H L, 48-3 11/10/01 A L, 35-17 11/16/02 H L, 42-3 11/13/03 H L, 41-26 11/13/04 A L, 38-0 11/17/05 H W, 49-20 11/18/06 A W, 42-14 11/10/07 H W, 76-34 9/27/08 A W, 63-38 10/24/09 H W, 38-24 9/25/10 A L, 52-16 9/22/11 H W, 48-26 10/13/12 A W, 66-59 11/2/13 H W, 45-17 11/1/14 A W, 62-38 10/24/15 H W, 52-45

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

Record: 3-4 Away: 3-4 Date H/A/N Result 10/23/53 A L, 33-0 11/19/54 A L, 23-6 11/19/55 A L, 13-6 11/15/56 A L, 13-6 11/15/57 A W, 25-20 11/14/59 A W, 26-6 9/17/60 A W, 35-0

9/29/84 A L, 20-10 10/5/85 H L, 38-0 10/4/86 A L, 28-3 10/3/87 H L, 34-24 9/24/88 A L, 24-21 9/23/89 H L, 24-3 9/22/90 A L, 44-14

COACHING STAFF

11/12/37 H T, 6-6 10/6/39 H W, 13-7 10/4/40 H L, 19-7 10/7/41 A L, 20-0 10/7/55 H L, 26-6 11/1/56 H W, 27-14 9/19/09 A L, 41-14 9/1/12 A W, 20-17 11/9/13 A L, 21-6


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Southern Miss

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/15/11 A L, 33-30

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/1/07 A L, 35-13

Ozark

South Florida

Southwest (Mo.) Baptist

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/18/58 H W, 32-7

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 8/30/08 A L, 56-7

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 8/29/02 H W, 19-18

Parsons College

South Fulton High

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 11/1/35 H W, 25-0

Record: 1-0 Away: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/18/69 A W, 31-6

Record: 1-0 Away: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/22/40 A W, 29-13

Pensacola Navy

Southeast Missouri

Record: 2-0 Home: 1-0 Away: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 11/1/69 H W, 25-9 10/31/70 A W, 30-0

Quantico Marines

Record: 0-1 Home: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/20/69 H L, 29-14

Redstone Arsenal

Record: 1-0 Away: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 11/10/56 A W, 41-21

Samford

Record: 3-15-1 Home: 1-8 Away: 2-7-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/25/58 A T, 14-14 10/24/59 H L, 14-13 10/15/88 A W, 45-13 10/14/89 H L, 37-33 11/14/92 H L, 42-25 11/6/93 A L, 10-0 11/11/95 H L, 21-14 11/16/96 A L, 31-12 11/8/97 H L, 14-7 10/10/98 A L, 24-13 9/18/99 H L, 32-7 9/14/00 A L, 49-17 10/27/01 A L, 31-8 9/21/02 A L, 41-10 10/18/03 H L, 57-22 10/16/04 A L, 34-20 10/22/05 H L, 30-22 10/21/06 A W, 10-6 10/13/07 H W, 31-21

Scooba

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/2/54 H W, 7-0

Sewanee

South Alabama

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/5/15 A L, 76-3

Record: 2-0 Home: 2-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/3/53 H W, 6-0 11/5/55 H W, 33-0

Shurtleff College

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 11/17/39 H W, 20-6

Record: 16-15 Home: 8-7 Away: 8-8 Date H/A/N Result 10/8/66 A W, 17-14 9/30/67 H W, 39-0 10/20/84 H W, 21-7 9/21/85 A L, 57-17 9/20/86 H L, 37-29 9/19/87 A W, 25-13 9/7/91 H W, 36-29 10/31/92 A L, 37-13 9/25/93 H W, 17-14 9/24/94 A L, 10-0 10/28/95 H L, 38-17 11/2/96 A W, 7-6 9/27/97 H L, 42-7 9/19/98 A L, 41-14 10/30/99 H L, 36-7 10/28/00 A L, 34-14 10/6/01 A L, 45-30 10/12/02 H L, 50-35 11/1/03 H L, 20-7 10/30/04 A L, 35-7 11/5/05 H W, 24-21 11/4/06 A W, 28-14 10/27/07 H W, 55-20 11/15/08 A W, 31-21 9/26/09 H W, 29-22 10/30/10 A L, 24-17 10/29/11 H W, 38-30 10/20/12 A W, 27-17 9/28/13 A W, 17-7 9/27/14 H L, 31-27 11/21/15 A W, 28-25

Southeastern Louisiana

Record: 2-4 Home: 2-0 Away: 0-4 Date H/A/N Result 9/21/74 A L, 44-13 9/20/75 H W, 23-7 9/4/76 A L, 28-12 10/17/81 A L, 13-10 9/11/10 A L, 24-10 9/13/12 H W, 23-6

Southern Illinois

Record: 1-7 Home: 0-3 Away: 1-4 Date H/A/N Result 10/15/26 H L, 13-7 10/14/27 A L, 37-7 10/12/28 H L, 34-0 11/16/41 A L, 34-0 9/3/94 A W, 35-26 9/7/96 A L, 27-14 9/12/98 H L, 36-7 *11/25/06 A L, 36-30

Southern Illinois-Alton

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 11/19/38 A L, 14-13

Southwestern Presbyterian

St. Bernard

Record: 2-2 Home: 1-1 Away: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 11/19/37 A W, 46-0 10/15/38 H L, 18-14 10/14/39 A L, 2-0 10/25/40 H W, 37-7

Sunflower JC

Record: 4-0 Home: 3-0 Away: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/7/27 H W, 39-0 9/26/30 H W, 31-2 10/31/36 A W, 40-0 10/28/37 H W, 15-6

Tennessee

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/4/10 A L, 50-0

Tennessee State

Record: 10-15 Home: 7-5 Away: 3-10 Date H/A/N Result 11/6/76 H W, 26-21 11/5/77 A L, 55-7 10/17/92 A L, 23-15 10/23/93 H W, 21-14 10/22/94 A L, 20-3 10/14/95 H W, 28-7 10/19/96 A L, 37-14 10/25/97 H L, 27-20 10/24/98 A L, 76-0 10/16/99 H L, 43-7 10/14/00 A L, 33-6 10/20/01 A L, 55-7 10/26/02 A L, 26-8 9/27/03 A L, 41-10 9/9/04 H L, 27-13 9/17/05 H W, 42-20 11/17/07 A W, 43-38 10/4/08 H L, 30-27 11/7/09 A W, 28-7 11/13/10 H W, 37-0 11/12/11 A L, 35-30 11/17/12 H W, 35-26 10/19/13 H L, 29-15 10/18/14 A W, 21-16 10/10/15 H W, 28-14

Tennessee Tech

Record: 13-22-2 Home: 7-10-2 Away: 6-12 Date H/A/N Result 10/22/26 A L, 12-0 11/24/27 H T, 0-0 11/23/28 A L, 13-12 11/7/31 A L, 26-7 10/7/32 H T, 0-0 10/3/70 H L, 17-6 10/2/71 A L, 10-7 9/30/72 H L, 13-10

9/29/73 A L, 16-9 10/4/80 H L, 30-28 10/3/81 A W, 24-21 10/2/82 H W, 35-21 10/5/91 H W, 24-16 9/26/92 A L, 17-13 10/16/93 A L, 20-3 10/15/94 H W, 20-10 9/30/95 H W, 36-31 10/5/96 H L, 21-14 (2OT) 10/18/97 A L, 33-2 10/17/98 H L, 31-24 (OT) 10/2/99 H L, 45-9 9/30/00 A L, 46-6 11/15/01 H L, 41-7 11/21/02 A L, 68-7 10/4/03 H W, 30-23 (OT) 10/2/04 A L, 49-20 10/8/05 H W, 46-16 10/5/06 A W, 35-16 9/27/07 H L, 13-10 10/16/08 A W, 35-7 10/10/09 H L, 35-28 9/20/10 A W, 27-24 10/1/11 H L, 34-31 11/10/12 A L, 45-44 10/10/13 A W, 28-17 10/18/14 H W, 17-10 10/3/15 A W, 31-17

Tennessee-Wesleyan

Record: 1-7-1 Home: 1-1 Away: 0-6-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/1/38 A L, 12-6 10/27/39 A L 10/28/49 A L, 48-0 11/17/50 A L, 33-7 11/16/51 A L, 15-6 11/15/52 H L, 20-7 11/14/53 A L, 20-7 10/15/54 H W, 19-13 10/15/55 A T, 6-6

Texas A&I

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result *11/26/88 A L, 34-0

Troy

Record: 13-14 Home: 8-5 Away: 5-9 Date H/A/N Result 11/12/60 H W, 21-16 11/11/61 A W, 22-8 11/10/62 H W, 27-6 11/9/63 A W, 7-0 11/7/64 H W, 12-9 11/6/65 A W, 20-6 11/5/66 H W, 30-7 11/4/67 A W, 20-12 11/9/68 H W, 12-3 11/8/69 A L, 23-13 11/7/70 H W, 23-9 11/6/71 A L, 21-0 11/4/72 H L, 28-23 11/3/73 A L, 30-0 11/9/74 H L, 47-35 11/8/75 A L, 17-0 9/20/80 A L, 38-0 9/12/81 H W, 19-7 10/30/82 A L, 54-10 10/29/83 H W, 17-14 11/3/84 A L, 31-7 11/9/85 H L, 44-19 11/8/86 A L, 50-30 11/7/87 H L, 31-21 10/29/88 A W, 27-23 10/28/89 H L, 14-6 10/27/90 A L, 41-33

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Tupelo Military Institute 11/11/89 H L, 36-7

Record: 1-1-1 Home: 1-0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/24/26 H T, 0-0 10/19/34 H W, 39-6 11/28/35 A L, 6-0

Tusculum

Record: 0-2 Home: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/6/01 A L, 27-16 9/5/02 H L, 33-6

UAB

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 11/21/98 A L, 48-17

Union

Urbana

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/7/06 H W, 28-0

Valdosta State

Washburn

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/14/91 H W, 28-7 Record: 5-1 Home: 3-0 Away: 2-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/2/59 H W, 14-4 10/15/60 A W, 14-12 10/21/61 H W, 33-0 10/20/62 A L, 15-12 10/12/63 H W, 9-7 10/10/64 A W, 26-14

West Chester State

West Georgia

Western Michigan

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/2/04 A L, 42-0

Will-Mayfield College

Record: 3-0-1 Home: 2-0 Away: 1-0-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/10/25 A T, 0-0 10/29/26 H W, 19-0 10/26/28 H W, 57-0 10/12/29 A W, 6-0

William-Carey College

Record: 0-1 Home: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/30/54 H L, 33-13

Wingate

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 11/11/00 H W, 31-30 *Postseason Games

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Record: 5-5 Home: 3-2 Away:2-3 Date H/A/N Result 10/26/57 H W, 59-6 10/1/83 A L, 20-18 11/17/84 A L, 33-16 11/23/85 H L, 21-14 11/22/86 A L, 39-33 11/21/87 H W, 17-12 11/12/88 A W, 38-12

Record: 0-4 Home: 0-2 Away: 0-2 Date H/A/N Result 8/28/97 H L, 42-0 9/3/98 A L, 49-7 9/2/99 H L, 34-10 9/9/00 A L, 71-0

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Record: 1-0 Neutral: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result *12/16/67 N W, 25-8

Western Kentucky

at No. 15 Ole Miss L, 76-3 at Kentucky L, 59-14 at No. 24 Chattanooga W, 31-21 at Memphis W, 20-17 at No. 9 Jacksonville State L, 24-23 at Tennessee L, 50-0 vs. Iowa Wesleyan W, 56-0 at South Florida L, 56-7 at Southern Miss L, 35-17 at Ohio L, 29-3 vs. Central Arkansas W, 35-34 at Western Michigan L, 42-0 vs. Austin Peay W, 21-20 Southwest (Mo.) Baptist W, 19-18 vs. Gardner-Webb L, 45-20 vs. Lambuth W, 31-21 vs. Western Kentucky L, 34-10 at Western Kentucky L, 49-7 vs. Western Kentucky L, 42-0 at Southern Illinois L, 27-14 vs. Bethel W, 97-7 at Southern Illinois W, 35-26 vs. Chattanooga L, 26-7 vs. Delta State W, 24-0 at Chattanooga L, 21-14 vs. Lane W, 73-0 vs. Murray State L, 24-3 at Arkansas State L, 72-14 at Murray State L, 34-6 vs. Lane W, 57-11 vs. Lane W, 12-6 at Austin Peay L, 13-10 at Arkansas State L, 3-10 vs. Fort Valley State W, 14-6 vs. Troy W, 19-7 at Arkansas State L, 29-9 at Austin Peay L, 34-7 vs. Austin Peay L, 21-14 at Austin Peay W, 23-10 at Southeastern Louisiana L, 28-12 at Nicholls State L, 23-0 vs. Nicholls State L, 16-14 at Nicholls State L, 7-0 at Middle Tennessee L, 30-3 vs. Middle Tennessee W, 28-0 at Middle Tennessee L, 28-7 at Austin Peay W, 7-6 at Murray State T, 7-7 vs. Murray State W, 16-9 at Central Arkansas L, 17-14 vs. Central Arkansas L, 15-14 at Harding W, 28-0 vs. Harding W, 19-7 at Central Arkansas W, 13-6 vs. Central Arkansas L, 15-8 at Memphis Navy W, 35-0 vs. Central Arkansas L, 13-0 vs. Georgetown (Ky.) W, 33-7 vs. Marion Institute W, 32-6 vs. Baylor L, 34-0 at Columbia Military W, 9-6 vs. Scooba W, 7-0 vs. Itawamba Jr. College L, 13-0 at Itawamba Jr. College W, 14-7 vs. Itawamba Jr. College L, 33-6 at Itawamba Jr. College L, 39-2 vs. Itawamba Jr. College L, 35-6 vs. Southeast Missouri JV L, 20-7 vs. Southeast Missouri JV W, 13-0 vs. Bethel (Tenn.) L, 13-0 at Memphis L, 20-0 vs. Memphis L, 19-7 vs. Memphis W, 13-7 at Tennessee Wesleyan L, 12-6 vs. NW Mississippi JC W, 19-0 vs. NW Mississippi JC W, 56-6 vs. Arkansas College W, 21-0 vs. Burritt College W, 32-0 at Middle Tennessee L, 18-7 vs. Bethel (Ky.) L, 7-2 vs. Sunflower JC W, 31-2 vs. Caruthersville JC W, 7-0 vs. Memphis L, 60-0 vs. Sunflower JC W, 39-0 vs. Tupelo Military Institute T, 0-0 at Union L, 20-0

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West Alabama

Record 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/20/03 A L, 56-0

Season Openers

2015 IN REVIEW

Record: 1-6 Home: 1-3 Away: 0-3 Date H/A/N Result 9/22/84 H L, 38-6 9/28/85 A L, 31-7 9/27/86 H L, 49-24 9/26/87 A L, 24-10 9/17/88 H W, 13-9 9/16/89 A L, 35-14 9/15/90 H L, 28-14

Western Illinois

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Record: 1-4 Home: 1-2 Away: 0-2 Date H/A/N Result 9/19/25 A L, 20-0 11/12/26 H L, 12-7 11/4/27 A L, 38-0 10/10/52 H L, 38-7 9/15/11 H W, 63-0

11/10/90 A W, 24-20 9/11/93 H W, 26-12

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

vs. Tennessee State W, 28-14 vs. Austin Peay W, 37-7 vs. Jacksonville State L, 41-27 vs. Eastern Illinois W, 51-37 vs. Austin Peay W, 61-23 vs. Eastern Kentucky W, 10-7 vs. Tennessee Tech L, 35-28 vs. Tennessee State L, 30-27 (OT) vs. Samford W, 31-21 vs. Eastern Illinois W, 15-9 vs. Tennessee Tech W, 46-16 vs. Jacksonville State L, 59-12 vs. Tennessee Tech W, 30-23 (OT) vs. Southeast Missouri L, 50-35 vs. Morehead State L, 31-13 vs. Murray State L, 48-3 vs. Tennessee State L, 43-7 vs. Eastern Kentucky L, 47-29 vs. Tennessee State L, 27-20 vs. Eastern Illinois L, 38-0 vs. Southeast Missouri L, 38-17 vs. Charleston Southern W, 42-14 vs. Tennessee State W, 21-14 vs. Eastern Kentucky L, 35-9 vs. Austin Peay W, 34-28 vs. Livingston W, 21-10 vs. Samford L, 37-33 vs. Delta State W, 15-3 vs. Troy State L, 31-21 vs. Jacksonville State L, 30-20 vs. North Alabama L, 38-7 vs. Jacksonville State L, 23-16 vs. Troy State W, 17-14 vs. Mississippi College L, 16-9 vs. Delta State W, 34-25 vs. Jacksonville State L, 23-16 vs. North Alabama W, 10-9 vs. Morehead State W, 23-9 vs. Delta State W, 46-7 vs. Nicholls State L, 3-0 vs. Delta State L, 13-3 vs. Troy State L, 47-35 vs. North Alabama W, 17-16 vs. Troy State L, 28-23 vs. North Alabama W, 20-7 vs. Troy State W, 23-9 vs. Pensacola Navy W, 25-9 vs. Delta State W, 29-20 vs. Middle Tennessee W, 44-36 vs. Troy State W, 30-7 vs. Bradley W, 34-26 vs. Delta State L, 17-0 vs. Livingston W, 9-7 vs. Delta State W, 19-18 vs. Livingston W, 33-0 vs. Millsaps W, 55-6 vs. Samford L, 14-13 vs. College of the Ozarks W, 32-7 vs. West Georgia W, 59-6 vs. Arkansas State B L, 20-12 vs. Sewanee B W, 33-0 vs. William Carey L, 33-13 vs. Little Rock L, 38-7 vs. Northeast Mississippi W, 21-13

COACHING STAFF

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he first official year for interschool football for Hall-Moody was 1922 when the “Sky Pilots” put together a 3-3 worksheet against local high schools. In 1923, Hall-Moody added its first intercollegiate games to its schedule with games against Bethel College and Murray State Normal. The “Sky Pilots” ended with a 4-3 record, losing to Bethel but defeating Murray State Normal. In 1924, Hall-Moody finished its season with a 7-2 record. HallMoody played its first season against all intercollegiate teams in 1925.

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HALL-MOODY JUNIOR COLLEGE 2 Seasons: 1925-26 Record: 7-10-2

1925 (5-4-1) H.K. Grantham Union 9/19 Jackson, Tenn. Murray State 10/3 Martin, Tenn. Will-Mayfield College 10/10 Marble Hill, Ark. Jonesboro Baptist College 10/17 Martin, Tenn. Memphis 10/23 Memphis, Tenn. Ogden College (Ky.) 10/31 Martin, Tenn. All Stars Game 11/11 Martin, Tenn. Bethel (Ky.) 11/20 Russellville, Ky. Lambuth College 11/26 Martin, Tenn. Bethel (Tenn.) 12/4 Martin, Tenn. *Official score not recorded

20-0 6-0 0-0 22-0 15-6 7-6 6-0 * 13-0 19-17

L L T W W L W W W L

1926 (2-6-1) H.K. Grantham Tupelo Military Institute Cumberland University Murray State Southern Illinois Tennessee Tech Will-Mayfield College Lambuth Union Bethel (Tenn.)

0-0 30-0 25-0 13-7 12-0 19-0 13-7 12-7 21-7

T L L L L W W L L

9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/6 11/12 11/25

Martin, Tenn. Lebanon, Tenn. Murray, Ky. Martin, Tenn. Cookeville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Jackson, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. McKenzie, Tenn.

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE JUNIOR COLLEGE 19 Seasons: 1927-1950 Record: 68-80-12

1927 (2-3-2) H.K. Grantham Sunflower Junior College Southern Illinois Murray State Union Lambuth Bethel (Tenn.) Tennessee Tech

10/7 10/14 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/17 11/24

Martin, Tenn. Carbondale, Ill. Martin, Tenn. Jackson, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. McKenzie, Tenn. Martin, Tenn.

39-0 37-7 13-7 38-0 7-7 13-12 0-0

W L L L T W T

Mississippi Valley Conference Era 18 Seasons: 1928-1950 Record: 66-77-10 Championships: 1936, 1937

1928 (2-6-0) H.K. Grantham Memphis Southern Illinois Murray State Will-Mayfield College Bethel (Tenn.) Lambuth Tennessee Tech Jonesboro Baptist College

10/6 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/12 11/23 11/29

Memphis, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Murray, Ky. Martin, Tenn. McKenzie, Tenn. Jackson, Tenn. Cookeville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn.

60-0 34-0 34-6 57-0 14-0 14-0 13-12 7-6

L L L W L W L L

1929 (4-4-0) H.K. Grantham Caruthersville Junior College 10/4 Will-Mayfield College 10/12 Memphis 10/19 Delta State 10/26 Jonesboro Baptist College 11/1 Lambuth 11/11 Bethel (Tenn.) 11/16 Murray State 11/28

Martin, Tenn. Marble Hill, Mo. Martin, Tenn. Cleveland, Miss. Jonesboro, Ark. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn.

7-0 6-0 13-2 27-0 29-6 8-6 14-0 13-7

W W L L W L W L

1930 (7-2-1) H.K. Grantham Sunflower Junior College 9/26 Caruthersville Junior College 10/3 Arkansas Monticello 10/10 Murray State 10/17 Delta State 10/24 Bethel (Tenn.) 10/30 Lambuth 11/8 Austin Peay 11/14 Jonesboro Baptist College 11/21 Memphis 11/28

Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. McKenzie, Tenn. Jackson, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Memphis, Tenn.

31-2 19-0 7-7 7-0 26-6 31-0 7-0 32-0 38-6 14-13

W W T L W W W W W L

1931 (4-5-1) H.K. Grantham Bethel (Ky.) 9/25 Middle Tennessee 10/2 Arkansas-Monticello 10/9 Lambuth 10/16 Bethel (Tenn.) 10/23 Freed-Hardeman 10/30 Tennessee Tech 11/7 Caruthersville Junior College 11/13 Jonesboro Baptist College 11/21 Austin Peay 11/26

Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Jonesboro, Ark. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Cookeville, Tenn. Caruthersville, Mo. Jonesboro, Ark. Martin, Tenn.

7-2 19-0 6-0 25-0 19-6 25-7 26-7 20-14 46-0 0-0

L L L W L W L W W T

1932 (1-4-3) H.K. Grantham Middle Tennessee Tennessee Tech Lambuth Freed-Hardeman Cumberland University Austin Peay Bethel (Tenn.) Memphis

Murfreesboro, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Memphis, Tenn.

18-7 0-0 20-6 0-0 12-0 6-6 17-0 6-0

L T W T L T L L

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9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/5 11/11 11/19

n 1933, at the height of the great depression, all intercollegiate athletics were dropped because of inadequate funds. Emphasis was placed on intramurals, but students and the public were dismayed at the lack of intercollegiate competition. On Feb. 21, 1934, the UT Board of Trustees Committee on the Junior College met in Martin. County superintendents from Weakley and the seven surrounding couties submitted a request for intercollegiate athletics to be reinstated. This along with several other requests was accommodated, and football resumed regular season play in the fall of 1934. 1934 (7-1-0) W.E. Derryberry Burritt College 10/5 Freed-Hardeman 10/12 Tupelo Military Institute 10/19 Mississippi Junior College 10/26 Lambuth 11/2 Jonesboro Baptist College 11/9 Bethel (Tenn.) 11/16 Hiwassee 11/28

Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Blytheville, Ark. Martin, Tenn. Madisonville, Tenn.

32-0 25-0 39-6 39-0 29-0 45-6 7-6 21-0

W W W W W W L W

1935 (7-2-1) W.E. Derryberry Arkansas College 9/27 Delta State 10/4 Arkansas State 10/11 Hiwassee 10/18 Lambuth 10/25 Southwestern Presbyterian 11/1 N.W. Miss. Junior College 11/8 Bethel (Tenn.) 11/15 Murray State JV 11/22 Tupelo Military Institute 11/28

Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Jonesboro, Ark. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Senatobia, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Tupelo, Miss.

21-0 25-0 25-0 35-0 21-6 25-0 7-0 0-0 38-6 6-0

W W W W W W L T W L

1936 (8-0-0) W.E. Derryberry MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS N.W. Miss. Jr. College 9/25 Martin, Tenn. 56-6 Hiwassee 10/2 Martin, Tenn. 14-3 Arkansas State 10/9 Martin, Tenn. 34-0 Austin Peay 10/16 Martin, Tenn. 19-0 Delta State 10/23 Martin, Tenn. 19-13 Sunflower Junior College 10/31 Moorhead, Miss. 40-0 Bethel (Tenn.) 11/6 McKenzie, Tenn. 13-0 Austin Peay 11/13 Clarksville, Tenn. 33-0

W W W W W W W W

1937 (6-2-1) Nick G. Denes MISSISSIPPI VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS N.W. Miss. Junior College 9/24 Martin, Tenn. 19-0 Louisiana-Monroe 10/1 Monroe, La. 59-0 Arkansas State 10/7 Jonesboro, Ark. 10-7 Draughon 10/14 Martin, Tenn. 84-0 Austin Peay 10/21 Martin, Tenn. 20-12 Sunflower Junior College 10/28 Martin, Tenn. 15-6 Murray State JV 11/5 Paris, Tenn. (H) 43-6 Memphis 11/12 Martin, Tenn. 6-6 St. Bernard 11/19 Cullman, Ala. 46-0

W L L W W W W T W

1938 (0-7-0) Nick G. Denes Tennessee Wesleyan Arkansas State St. Bernard Austin Peay N. W. Miss. Jr. College Murray State SIU Alton

L L L L L L L

10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 11/5 11/12 11/19

Athens, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Alton, Ill.

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12-6 7-6 18-14 14-13 6-0 39-0 14-13


Martin, Tenn. Cullman, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Athens, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Jonesboro, Ark. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn.

13-7 2-0 7-0 N/A 20-9 26-13 20-6 26-0

W L L L L L W W

1940 (4-6-0) Paul Hug Memphis Middle Tennessee Austin Peay South Fulton High St. Bernard N.W. Miss. Jr. College Arkansas State Lambuth Martin Methodist

10/4 10/11 10/18 10/22 10/25 11/1 11/8 11/15 11/22

Martin, Tenn. Mufreesboro, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. South Fulton, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Pulaski, Tenn.

19-7 45-6 20-0 29-13 37-7 7-0 14-7 44-32 13-6

L L L W W L W W L

1941 (2-7-1) Paul Hug Memphis Middle Tennessee Austin Peay Lambuth Bethel (Tenn.) N.W. Miss. Jr. College Murray State JV Southern Illinois Lambuth Bethel (Tenn.)

10/7 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/27 10/31 11/6 11/16 11/19 11/21

Memphis, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. McKenzie, Tenn. Senatobia, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Carbondale, Ill. Jackson, Tenn. Martin, Tenn.

20-0 7-6 13-0 37-0 27-18 45-0 0-0 34-0 26-6 55-6

L W L L L L T L L W

Volunteer State Athletic Conference Era 20 Seasons: 1951-1970 Overall Record: 90-79-4 Championships: 1960, 1967

1951 (2-4-0) James C. Henson Itawamba Jr. College 9/29 Bethel (Tenn.) 10/13 N.W. Mississippi Jr. College 10/20 Bethel (Tenn.) 11/2 Northeast Miss. Jr. College 11/10 Tennessee Wesleyan 11/16

Martin, Tenn. McKenzie, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Greenville, Miss. Athens, Tenn.

33-6 2-0 26-6 13-0 47-0 15-6

L W L W L L

1952 (3-4-0) James C. Henson Itawamba Jr. College 9/27 Bethel (Tenn.) 10/4 Union 10/10 N.W. Mississippi Jr. College 10/17 Fort Campbell 10/28 N.E. Miss. Jr. College 11/8 Tennessee Wesleyan 11/15

Fulton, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Senatobia, Miss Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn.

14-7 19-13 38-7 33-13 27-0 21-13 20-7

W W L L L W L

1953 (2-5-0) James C. Henson Itawamba Jr. College 9/26 Sewanee 10/3 N.E. Miss. Jr. College 10/9 N.W. Miss. Jr. College 10/17 Memphis Navy 10/23 Little Rock Jr. College 11/7 Tennessee Wesleyan 11/14

Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Booneville, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Memphis, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Athens, Tenn.

13-0 6-0 26-14 19-7 33-0 38-7 20-7

L W L W L L L

1954 (2-6-0) James C. Henson Scooba 10/2 Itawamba Jr. College 10/9 Tennessee Wesleyan 10/15 N.W. Miss. Jr. College 10/23 William-Carey College 10/30 Little Rock Jr. College 11/5 N.E. Miss. Jr. College 11/13 Memphis Navy 11/19

Martin, Tenn. Fulton, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Senatobia, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Little Rock, Ark. Booneville, Miss. Memphis, Tenn.

7-0 14-0 19-13 19-13 33-13 39-7 32-16 23-6

W L W L L L L L

13-0 33-0 51-3 25-12 6-0 14-6 13-6 25-6

L L L L W L L W

1947 (4-4-0) James C. Henson Southeast Missouri JV 10/4 Murray State JV 10/9 Bethel (Tenn.) 10/16 Lambuth 10/23 N.W. Louisiana 10/30 Bethel (Tenn.) 11/2 Austin Peay 11/15 Murray State JV 11/22

1955 (2-5-1) James C. Henson Columbia Military 9/24 N.E. Miss. Jr. College 10/1 Memphis 10/7 Tennessee Wesleyan 10/15 N.W. Miss. Jr. College 10/22 Baylor 10/29 Sewanee 11/5 Memphis Navy 11/19

Columbia, Tenn. Booneville, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Athens, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Memphis, Tenn.

9-6 19-6 26-6 6-6 14-13 13-7 33-0 13-6

W L L T L L W L

Martin, Tenn. Murray, Ky. McKenzie, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Monroe, La. Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn.

13-0 40-7 13-6 16-0 33-0 20-6 20-7 7-6

W L W W L W L L

1948 (0-6-1) James C. Henson Southeast Missouri JV 10/1 Martin, Tenn. Murray State JV 10/8 Murray, Ky. Bethel (Tenn.) College 10/15 Martin, Tenn. Lambuth 10/22 Jackson, Tenn. Cumberland University 10/29 Martin, Tenn. Athens State 11/6 Athens, Ala. Austin Peay 11/12 Martin, Tenn. *Official score not recorded

1956 (4-4-0) James C. Henson Baylor 9/29 N.E. Miss. Jr. College 10/4 Columbia Military 10/13 N.W. Miss. Jr. College 10/20 Arkansas State 10/27 Memphis 11/1 Redstone Arsenal 11/10 Memphis Navy 11/17

Martin, Tenn. Booneville, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Senatobia, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Memphis, Tenn.

34-0 31-7 35-0 20-12 20-12 27-14 41-21 13-6

L L W W L W W L

20-7 21-0 13-12 * 12-7 0-0 39-0

L L L L L T L

1957 (6-1-0) Bob Carroll Marion Institute Arkansas State Hendrix N.W. Miss. Jr. College West Georgia Baylor Memphis Navy

9/27 10/4 10/11 10/19 10/26 11/8 11/15

Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Conway, Ark. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Memphis, Tenn.

32-6 26-18 39-0 26-9 59-6 31-13 25-20

W W W W W L W

1949 (0-7-1) James C. Henson Itawamba 10/1 Athens State 10/7 Bethel (Tenn.) College 10/14 Northeast Miss. Jr. College 10/22 Tennessee Wesleyan 10/28 Missouri Baptist College 11/4 Murray State JV 11/11 North Alabama 11/19

Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. McKenzie, Tenn. Bonneville, Miss. Athens, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Florence, Ala.

35-6 54-0 30-6 39-0 48-0 26-26 47-0 54-0

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1958 (5-0-1) Bob Carroll Georgetown (Ky.) Central Arkansas Hendrix Ozark Samford Delta State

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1950 (5-3-0) James C. Henson Itawamba Jr. College 9/30 Southeast Missouri JV 10/7 Bethel (Tenn.) College 10/14 N.E. Mississippi Jr. College 10/20 Bethel (Tenn.) 10/28 Missouri Baptist College 11/4 Tennessee Wesleyan 11/17

Fulton, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. McKenzie, Tenn. Saint Louis, Mo. Athens, Tenn.

39-2 33-0 13-0 21-6 19-13 52-7 33-7

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1959 (4-4-0) Bob Carroll Central Arkansas West Alabama Delta State Harding Samford Georgetown Memphis Navy Austin Peay

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Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Cleveland, Miss. Union City, Tenn. (H) Martin, Tenn. Georgetown, Ky. Memphis, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn.

13-0 14-4 33-0 33-13 14-13 23-14 26-6 21-10

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uring the United States involvement in World War II, from 194245, all regular athletics were suspended. However, according to Robert L. Carroll’s book The University of Tennessee at Martin: The First One Hundred Years, verbal sources indicate six-man football was played in 1942 and 1943 against Lambuth, Bethel, and perhaps others. Joe Black Hayes, assistant coach to Paul Hug, was head coach of these two years while Coach Hug was away in military service. Mentioning of a “limited six-man program” can also be found in copies of the 1969 and 1970 football media guides. No official records of games played have been found.

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1960 (7-3-0) Bob Carroll VOLUNTEER STATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Memphis Navy 9/17 Memphis, Tenn. 35-0 Central Arkansas 9/24 Conway, Ark. 19-6 Austin Peay 10/1 Martin, Tenn. 13-7 Missouri S&T 10/8 Rolla, Mo. 20-12 West Alabama 10/15 Livingston, Ala. 14-12 Millsaps College 10/22 Martin, Tenn. 55-6 Delta State 10/29 Martin, Tenn. 34-8 Carson-Newman 11/5 Martin, Tenn. 26-21 Troy 11/12 Martin, Tenn. 21-16 North Alabama 11/19 Florence, Ala. 21-20

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1961 (4-5-0) Bob Carroll Central Arkansas Austin Peay Missouri S&T Murray State West Alabama Delta State Carson-Newman Troy North Alabama

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Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Murray, Ky. Martin, Tenn. Cleveland, Miss. Jefferson City, Tenn. Troy, Ala. Martin, Tenn.

15-8 14-7 50-22 25-15 33-0 22-8 10-8 22-8 17-14

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1962 (6-3-0) Bob Carroll Central Arkansas Austin Peay Missouri S&T Murray State West Alabama Delta State Carson-Newman Troy North Alabama

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Conway, Ark. Martin, Tenn. Rolla, Mo. Martin, Tenn. Livingston, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Florence, Ala.

13-6 16-0 26-18 15-12 15-12 19-18 22-9 27-6 31-8

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1963 (5-5-0) Bob Carroll Harding Central Arkansas Middle Tennessee Missouri S&T West Alabama Murray State Delta State Troy State North Alabama Austin Peay

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Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Murray, Ky. Cleveland, Miss. Troy, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn.

19-7 13-6 21-14 32-7 9-7 19-8 21-8 7-0 27-2 20-6

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1964 (4-5-1) Bob Carroll Harding Central Arkansas Middle Tennessee Missouri S&T West Alabama Murray State Delta State Troy North Alabama Austin Peay

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

Searcy, Ark. Conway, Ark. Martin, Tenn. Rolla, Mo. Livingston, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Florence, Ala. Martin, Tenn.

28-0 7-0 0-0 26-6 26-14 32-14 17-0 12-9 8-0 35-0

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1965 (4-5-0) Bob Carroll Central Arkansas Middle Tennessee Delta State Murray State Bradley N.W. Louisiana Troy North Alabama Austin Peay

9/18 9/25 10/2 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20

Martin, Tenn. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Cleveland, Miss. Murray, Ky. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Troy, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn.

15-14 24-14 24-17 17-7 34-25 19-17 20-6 17-14 49-0

1966 (5-5-0) Bob Carroll Central Arkansas Middle Tennessee Delta State Southeast Missouri State N.W. Louisiana Bradley Murray State Troy North Alabama Austin Peay

9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19

Conway, Ark. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Natchitoches, La. Peoria, Ill. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Florence, Ala. Martin, Tenn.

17-14 10-3 7-3 17-14 26-7 40-0 16-12 30-7 24-18 17-13

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1968 (3-5-1) Bob Carroll Murray State McNeese State Northwood of Michigan Jacksonville State Delta State Middle Tennessee Troy North Alabama Austin Peay

9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/28

Murray, Ky. Lake Charles, La. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Florence, Ala. Martin, Tenn.

7-7 16-0 64-0 16-12 29-20 24-17 12-3 36-17 9-7

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1969 (3-6-0) Bob Carroll Austin Peay Quantico Marines McNeese State Jacksonville State Parsons College Delta State Pensacola Navy Troy State North Alabama

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Clarksville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala. Fairfield, Iowa Cleveland, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Troy, Ala. Martin, Tenn.

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21 Seasons: 1970-1990 Overall Record: 87-138-2 Conference Record: 46-97-2 Championships: 1988

he Gulf South Conference was originally formed under the heading of Mid-South Conference with the change in names, to Gulf South, coming the following year. Tennessee-Martin was one of the charter members involved in launching the league. Other charter members at that time included Delta State, Florence State (now North Alabama), Jacksonville State, Livingston (now West Alabama), and Troy State. In 1995, another Mid-South Conference was formed and is an active conference governing over fourteen NAIA schools in Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. 1970 (7-3-0) Bob Carroll Middle Tennessee McNeese State Tennessee Tech Jacksonville State Austin Peay Delta State Pensacola Navy Troy North Alabama Livingston

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. Lake Charles, La. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Cleveland, Miss. Pensacola, Fla. Martin, Tenn. Florence, Ala. Martin, Tenn.

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1971 (5-5-0, 3-3-0 GSC) Bob Carroll Middle Tennessee 9/18 McNeese State 9/25 Tennessee Tech 10/2 Murray State 10/9 Austin Peay 10/16 Delta State 10/23 Jacksonville State 10/30 Troy 11/6 North Alabama 11/13 Livingston 11/20

Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Cookeville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala. Troy, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Livingston, Ala.

28-0 24-20 10-7 41-0 17-3 17-12 30-10 21-0 20-7 28-7

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1972 (1-9-0, 1-5-0 GSC) Bob Carroll Middle Tennessee 9/16 Jacksonville State 9/23 Tennessee Tech 9/30 Murray State 10/4 Austin Peay 10/14 Delta State 10/21 Nicholls State 10/28 Troy 11/4 North Alabama 11/11 Livingston 11/18

Murfreesboro, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Murray, Ky. Martin, Tenn. Cleveland, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Florence, Ala. Livingston, Ala.

30-3 20-6 13-10 14-7 18-6 24-12 18-15 28-23 21-16 35-6

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1967 (10-1-0) Bob Carroll ATLANTIC COAST COLLEGE DIVISION NATIONAL CHAMPIONS Murray State 9/16 Martin, Tenn. 16-9 W Millikin University 9/23 Decatur, Ill. 70-0 W Southeast Missouri 9/30 Martin, Tenn. 39-0 W Jacksonville State 10/7 Jacksonville, Ala. 38-0 W Delta State 10/21 Cleveland, Miss. 19-18 L Middle Tennessee 10/28 Martin, Tenn. 44-36 W Troy 11/4 Troy, Ala. 20-12 W North Alabama 11/11 Martin, Tenn. 22-0 W Central Arkansas 11/18 Martin, Tenn. 48-14 W Austin Peay 11/23 Clarksville, Tenn. 47-6 W

1973 (2-8-1, 1-5-1 GSC) Bob Carroll Nicholls State 9/8 Middle Tennessee 9/15 Jacksonville State 9/22 Tennessee Tech 9/29 Murray State 10/6 Eastern Kentucky 10/13 Delta State 10/20 Austin Peay 10/27 Troy 11/3 North Alabama 11/10 Livingston 11/17

Thibodaux, La. Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala. Cookeville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Richmond, Ky. Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. Troy, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn.

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1975 (2-8-0, 1-7-0 GSC) George MacIntyre Nicholls State 9/13 Thibodaux, La. Southeastern Louisiana 9/20 Martin, Tenn. Mississippi College 10/4 Martin, Tenn. Murray State 10/11 Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville State 10/18 Jacksonville, Ala. Delta State 10/25 Martin, Tenn. Austin Peay 11/1 Clarksville, Tenn. Troy 11/8 Troy, Ala. North Alabama 11/15 Martin, Tenn. Livingston 11/22 Martin, Tenn.

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1982 (5-6-0, 0-6-0 GSC) Fred Pickard Fort Valley State 9/11 Austin Peay 9/18 Livingston 9/25 Tennessee Tech 10/2 Murray State 10/9 North Alabama 10/16 Mississippi College 10/23 Troy State 10/30 Jacksonville State 11/6 Delta State 11/13 Kentucky State 11/20

Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. Livingston, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Murray, Ky. Florence, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Troy, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Cleveland, Miss. Martin, Tenn.

14-6 17-14 27-14 35-21 10-7 33-10 16-9 54-10 41-13 47-0 20-0

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1976 (8-3-0, 5-3-0 GSC) George MacIntyre Southeastern Louisiana 9/4 Hammond, La. Austin Peay 9/11 Martin, Tenn. Middle Tennessee 9/18 Murfreesboro, Tenn. Jacksonville State 9/25 Martin, Tenn. Mississippi College 10/2 Martin, Tenn. Murray State 10/9 Murray, Ky. Nicholls State 10/16 Martin, Tenn. Delta State 10/23 Cleveland, Miss. North Alabama 10/30 Florence, Ala. Tennessee State 11/6 Martin, Tenn. Morehead State 11/13 Morehead, Ky.

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1983 (4-7-0, 3-4-0 GSC) Fred Pickard Arkansas State 9/3 Austin Peay 9/10 Middle Tennessee 9/17 Livingston 9/24 West Georgia 10/1 North Alabama 10/15 Mississippi College 10/22 Troy State 10/29 Jacksonville State 11/5 Delta State 11/12 Lane 11/19

Jonesboro, Ark. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Carrollton, Ga. Martin, Tenn. Clinton, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn.

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1977 (8-3-0, 6-2-0 GSC) George MacIntyre Austin Peay 9/10 Clarksville, Tenn. Middle Tennessee 9/17 Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville State 9/24 Jacksonville, Ala. Mississippi College 10/1 Clinton, Miss. Murray State 10/8 Martin, Tenn. Nicholls State 10/15 Thibodaux, La. Delta State 10/22 Martin, Tenn. North Alabama 10/29 Martin, Tenn. Tennessee State 11/5 Nashville, Tenn. Morehead State 11/12 Martin, Tenn. Livingston 11/19 Livingston, Ala.

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1984 (2-8-1, 1-6-1 GSC) Fred Pickard Austin Peay 9/8 Arkansas State 9/15 Valdosta State 9/22 Mississippi College 9/29 Delta State 10/6 North Alabama 10/13 Southeast Missouri 10/20 Jacksonville State 10/27 Troy 11/3 Livingston 11/10 West Georgia 11/17

Clarksville, Tenn. Jonesboro, Ark. Martin, Tenn. Clinton, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Florence, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Troy, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Carrollton, Ga.

13-10 72-14 38-6 20-10 27-7 10-10 21-7 23-16 31-7 7-0 33-16

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1978 (2-8-0, 0-7-0 GSC) Vester Newcomb Austin Peay 9/9 Martin, Tenn. Middle Tennessee 9/16 Murfreesboro, Tenn. Jacksonville State 9/23 Martin, Tenn. Mississippi College 9/30 Martin, Tenn. Murray State 10/7 Murray, Ky. Morehead State 10/14 Martin, Tenn. Delta State 10/21 Cleveland, Miss. North Alabama 10/28 Florence, Ala. Nicholls State 11/4 Martin, Tenn. Livingston 11/18 Martin, Tenn.

21-14 28-17 44-15 21-7 21-7 23-9 42-14 38-17 7-3 21-17

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1979 (5-5-0, 4-2-0 GSC) Vester Newcomb Austin Peay 9/8 Clarksville, Tenn. Middle Tennessee 9/15 Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville State 9/22 Jacksonville, Ala. Mississippi College 9/29 Clinton, Miss. Murray State 10/6 Martin, Tenn. Morehead State 10/13 Morehead, Ky. Delta State 10/20 Martin, Tenn. North Alabama 10/27 Martin, Tenn. Nicholls State 11/3 Thibodaux, La. Livingston 11/17 Martin, Tenn.

1985 (1-10-0, 0-8-0 GSC) Fred Pickard Lane 9/7 Austin Peay 9/14 Southeast Missouri 9/21 Valdosta State 9/28 Mississippi College 10/5 Delta State 10/12 North Alabama 10/19 Jacksonville State 11/2 Troy 11/9 Livingston 11/16 West Georgia 11/23

Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Valdosta, Ga. Martin, Tenn. Cleveland, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Livingston, Ala. Martin, Tenn.

12-6 13-7 57-17 31-7 38-0 16-3 38-7 19-13 44-19 41-6 21-14

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1980 (4-7-0, 2-4-0 GSC) Lynn Amadee Arkansas State 9/6 Austin Peay 9/13 Troy State 9/20 Livingston 9/27 Tennessee Tech 10/4 Murray State 10/11 Morris Brown 10/18 Mississippi College 10/25 North Alabama 11/1 Jacksonville State 11/8 Delta State 11/15

29-9 24-20 38-0 7-6 30-28 20-6 49-21 30-27 26-17 19-14 9-0

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1986 (3-8-0, 2-6-0 GSC) Don McLeary Lane 9/6 Austin Peay 9/13 Southeast Missouri 9/20 Valdosta State 9/27 Mississippi College 10/4 Delta State 10/11 North Alabama 10/18 Jacksonville State 11/1 Troy State 11/8 Livingston 11/15 West Georgia 11/22

Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Clinton, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Florence, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Troy, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Carrollton, Ga.

57-11 36-0 37-29 49-24 28-3 38-19 7-3 30-20 50-30 48-25 39-33

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1987 (5-6-0, 3-5-0 GSC) Don McLeary Murray State 9/5 Austin Peay 9/12 Southeast Missouri 9/19 Valdosta State 9/26 Mississippi College 10/3 Delta State 10/10 North Alabama 10/17 Jacksonville State 10/31 Troy 11/7 Livingston 11/14 West Georgia 11/21

Murray, Ky. Martin, Tenn. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Valdosta, Ga. Martin, Tenn. Cleveland, Miss Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Livingston, Ala. Martin, Tenn.

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Jonesboro, Ark. Martin, Tenn. Troy, Ala. Livingston, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Murray, Ky. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Florence, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Cleveland, Miss.

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1974 (2-9-0, 1-7-0 GSC) Bob Carroll Nicholls State 9/14 Martin, Tenn. Southeastern Louisiana 9/21 Hammond, La. Jacksonville State 9/28 Martin, Tenn. Mississippi College* 10/5 Clinton, Miss. Murray State 10/12 Murray, Ky. Eastern Kentucky 10/19 Martin, Tenn. Delta State 10/26 Cleveland, Miss. Austin Peay 11/2 Martin, Tenn. Troy 11/9 Martin, Tenn. North Alabama 11/16 Florence, Ala. Livingston 11/23 Livingston, Ala. *UTM won by forfeit.


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1988 (11-2-0, 7-1-0 GSC) Don McLeary GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE TRI-CHAMPIONS Arkansas State 9/15 Jonesboro, Ark. 72-14 Murray State 9/3 Murray, Ky. 32-24 Henderson State 9/10 Martin, Tenn. 33-0 Valdosta State 9/17 Martin, Tenn. 13-9 Mississippi College 9/24 Clinton, Miss. 24-21 Delta State 10/1 Martin, Tenn. 15-3 North Alabama 10/8 Florence, Ala. 38-14 Samford 10/15 Birmingham, Ala. 45-13 Jacksonville State 10/22 Martin, Tenn. 31-24 Troy State 10/29 Troy, Ala. 27-23 Livingston 11/5 Martin, Tenn. 41-11 West Georgia 11/12 Carrollton, Ga. 38-12 NCAA DIVISION II PLAYOFFS Butler 11/14 Martin, Tenn. 23-6 Texas A & I 11/26 Kingsville, Texas 34-0

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1989 (2-9-0, 1-7-0 GSC) Don McLeary Murray State 9/2 Austin Peay 9/9 Valdosta State 9/16 Mississippi College 9/23 Delta State 9/30 North Alabama 10/7 Samford 10/14 Jacksonville State 10/21 Troy State 10/28 Livingston 11/4 West Georgia 11/11

Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Valdosta, Ga. Martin, Tenn. Cleveland, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Livingston, Ala. Martin, Tenn.

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1990 (4-7-0, 2-6-0 GSC) Don McLeary Lane College 9/1 Austin Peay 9/8 Valdosta State 9/15 Mississippi College 9/22 Delta State 9/29 North Alabama 10/6 Middle Tennessee 10/13 Jacksonville State 10/20 Troy 10/27 Livingston 11/3 West Georgia 11/10

Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Clinton, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Florence, Ala. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Troy, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Carrollton, Ga.

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1991 (5-6-0, Independent) Don McLeary UT Chattanooga 8/31 Chattanooga, Tenn. Southeast Missouri 9/7 Martin, Tenn. Washburn 9/14 Martin, Tenn. Morehead State 9/28 Morehead, Ky. Tennessee Tech 10/5 Martin, Tenn. Murray State 10/12 Murray, Ky. Delta State 10/19 Cleveland, Miss. Eastern Kentucky 10/26 Richmond, Ky. Middle Tennessee 10/31 Murfreesboro, Tenn. Austin Peay 11/9 Martin, Tenn. McNeese State 11/23 Lake Charles, La.

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n 1992, after a year of Independent Status, Tennessee-Martin joined the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). The OVC was founded in 1948 by Eastern Kentucky, Evansville, Louisville, Morehead State, Murray State, and Western Kentucky and holds Division I status in the Football Championship Subdivision. At the time of Tennessee-Martin’s joining it made the ninth team in the conference. Currently 10 schools compete in football. 1992 (3-8-0, 2-6-0 OVC) Don McLeary Delta State 9/5 UTChattanooga 9/12 Morehead State 9/19 Tennessee Tech 9/26 Murray State 10/10 Tennessee State 10/17 Eastern Kentucky 10/24 Southeast Missouri 10/31 Middle Tennessee 11/7 Samford 11/14 Austin Peay 11/21 1993 (6-5-0, 5-3-0 OVC) Don McLeary UT Chattanooga 9/2 West Georgia 9/11 Southeast Missouri 9/25 Murray State 10/2 Middle Tennessee 10/9 Tennessee Tech 10/16 Tennessee State 10/23 Eastern Kentucky 10/30 Samford 11/6 Morehead State 11/13 Austin Peay 11/20 1994 (5-6-0, 2-6-0 OVC) Don McLeary Southern Illinois 9/3 Lane 9/17 Southeast Missouri 9/24 Murray State 10/1

Martin, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Cookeville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn.

24-0 37-28 20-7 17-13 13-7 23-15 35-9 37-13 14-0 42-25 32-18

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Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Cookeville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Richmond, Ky. Birmingham, Ala. Morehead, Ky. Clarksville, Tenn.

26-7 26-12 17-14 28-21 24-14 20-3 21-14 30-0 10-0 17-0 39-33

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Carbondale, Ill. Martin, Tenn. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Murray, Ky.

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Murfreesboro, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn.

38-7 20-10 20-3 34-14 42-14 21-7 27-21

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Martin, Tenn. Charleston, Ill. Morehead, Ky. Martin, Tenn. Murray, Ky. Martin, Tenn. Richmond, Ky. Martin, Tenn. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn.

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1996 (1-10-0, 1-7-0 OVC) Don McLeary Southern Illinois 9/7 Carbondale, Ill. Missouri State 9/21 Martin, Tenn. Eastern Illinois 9/28 Martin, Tenn. Tennessee Tech (2OT) 10/5 Cookeville, Tenn. Murray State 10/12 Martin, Tenn. Tennessee State 10/19 Nashville, Tenn. Eastern Kentucky 10/26 Martin, Tenn. Southeast Missouri 11/2 Cape Girardeau, Mo. Middle Tennessee 11/9 Martin, Tenn. Samford 11/16 Birmingham, Ala. Austin Peay 11/23 Clarksville, Tenn.

27-14 39-7 38-0 21-14 28-14 37-14 45-7 7-6 30-12 31-12 55-24

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1997 (1-10-0, 0-7-0 OVC) Jim Marshall Western Kentucky 8/28 Martin, Tenn. Eastern Illinois 9/6 Charleston, Ill. Missouri State 9/20 Springfield, Mo. Southeast Missouri 9/27 Martin, Tenn. Murray State 10/4 Martin, Tenn. Middle Tennessee 10/11 Martin, Tenn. Tennessee Tech 10/18 Cookeville, Tenn. Tennessee State 10/25 Martin, Tenn. Eastern Kentucky 11/1 Richmond, Ky. Samford 11/8 Martin, Tenn. Austin Peay 11/15 Clarksville, Tenn.

42-0 42-6 27-14 42-7 45-7 37-24 33-2 27-20 49-0 14-7 36-26

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1998 (0-11-0, 0-7-0 OVC) Jim Marshall Western Kentucky 9/3 Bowling Green, Ky. Southern Illinois 9/12 Martin, Tenn. Southeast Missouri 9/19 Cape Girardeau, Mo. Murray State 10/3 Murray, Ky. Samford 10/10 Birmingham, Ala. Tennessee Tech (OT) 10/17 Martin, Tenn. Tennessee State 10/24 Nashville, Tenn. Eastern Kentucky 10/31 Martin, Tenn. Middle Tennessee 11/7 Martin, Tenn. Eastern Illinois 11/14 Martin, Tenn. UAB 11/21 Birmingham, Ala.

49-7 36-7 41-14 47-35 24-13 31-24 76-0 47-29 47-33 56-35 48-17

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1999 (1-10-0, 0-7-0 OVC) Jim Marshall Western Kentucky 9/2 Martin, Tenn. Lambuth (OT) 9/11 Martin, Tenn. Samford 9/18 Martin, Tenn. Eastern Illinois 9/25 Charleston, Ill. Tennessee Tech 10/2 Martin, Tenn. Murray State 10/9 Murray, Ky. Tennessee State 10/16 Martin, Tenn. Eastern Kentucky 10/23 Richmond, Ky. Southeast Missouri 10/30 Martin, Tenn. Middle Tennessee 11/6 Murfreesboro, Tenn. Missouri State 11/13 Springfield, Mo.

34-10 25-19 32-7 42-21 45-9 62-14 43-7 54-7 36-7 70-14 62-7

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2000 (2-9-0, 0-7-0 OVC) Sam McCorkle Lambuth 8/31 Martin, Tenn. Western Kentucky 9/9 Bowling Green, Ky. Samford 9/14 Birmingham, Ala. Eastern Illinois 9/23 Martin, Tenn. Tennessee Tech 9/30 Cookeville, Tenn. Murray State 10/7 Martin, Tenn. Tennessee State 10/14 Nashville, Tenn. Eastern Kentucky 10/21 Martin, Tenn. Southeast Missouri 10/28 Cape Girardeau, Mo. Missouri State 11/4 Springfield, Mo. Wingate 11/11 Martin, Tenn.

32-21 71-0 49-17 42-7 46-6 48-3 33-6 27-0 34-14 52-6 31-30

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2001 (1-10-0, 0-6-0 OVC) Sam McCorkle Gardner-Webb 8/30 Martin, Tenn. Tusculum 9/6 Greeneville, Tenn. Kentucky Wesleyan 9/13 Martin, Tenn. Eastern Kentucky 9/29 Martin, Tenn. Southeast Missouri 10/6 Cape Girardeau, Mo. Morehead State 10/13 Martin, Tenn. Tennessee State 10/20 Nashville, Tenn. Samford 10/27 Birmingham, Ala. Eastern Illinois 11/1 Martin, Tenn. Murray State 11/10 Murray, Ky. Tennessee Tech 11/15 Martin, Tenn.

45-20 27-16 54-14 42-10 45-30 31-13 55-7 31-8 56-16 35-17 41-7

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1995 (5-6-0, 4-4-0 OVC) Don McLeary Bethel 9/7 Eastern Illinois 9/16 Morehead State 9/23 Tennessee Tech 9/30 Murray State 10/7 Tennessee State 10/14 Eastern Kentucky 10/21 Southeast Missouri 10/28 Middle Tennessee 11/4 Samford 11/11 Austin Peay 11/18

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2003 (2-10-0, 1-7-0 OVC) Matt Griffin Austin Peay 8/28 Arkansas State 9/6 East Tennessee State (OT) 9/11 Western Illinois 9/20 Tennessee State 9/27 Tennessee Tech (OT) 10/4 Jacksonville State 10/11 Samford 10/18 Eastern Illinois 10/25 Southeast Missouri 11/1 Eastern Kentucky 11/8 Murray State 11/13

Martin, Tenn. Jonesboro, Ark. Martin, Tenn. Macomb, Ill. Nashville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Charleston, Ill. Martin, Tenn. Richmond, Ky. Martin, Tenn.

21-20 63-6 14-7 56-0 41-10 30-23 34-24 57-22 29-12 20-7 41-32 41-26

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2004 (2-9-0, 1-7-0 OVC) Matt Griffin Western Michigan 9/2 Tennessee State 9/9 Austin Peay 9/18 Indiana State 9/25 Tennessee Tech 10/2 Jacksonville State 10/9 Samford 10/16 Eastern Illinois 10/23 Southeast Missouri 10/30 Eastern Kentucky 11/6 Murray State 11/13

Kalamazoo, Mich. Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. Terra Haute, Ind. Cookeville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Birmingham, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Martin, Tenn. Murray, Ky.

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2005 (6-5-0, 4-4-0 OVC) Matt Griffin Central Arkansas 9/1 Arkansas State 9/10 Tennessee State 9/17 Gardner-Webb 9/24 Tennessee Tech 10/8 Jacksonville State 10/15 Samford 10/22 Eastern Illinois 10/29 Southeast Missouri 11/5 Eastern Kentucky 11/12 Murray State 11/17

Martin, Tenn. Jonesboro, Ark. Martin, Tenn. Boiling Springs, N.C. Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Charleston, Ill. Martin, Tenn. Richmond, Ky. Martin, Tenn.

35-34 56-7 42-20 31-28 46-16 37-17 30-22 26-7 24-21 31-17 49-20

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2006 (9-3-0, 6-1-0 OVC) Jason Simpson OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS Ohio 9/2 Athens, Ohio 29-3 Urbana University 9/7 Martin, Tenn. 28-0 Gardner-Webb 9/16 Martin, Tenn. 35-9 Jacksonville State 9/23 Martin, Tenn. 24-14 Austin Peay 9/30 Clarksville, Tenn. 20-10 Tennessee Tech 10/5 Cookeville, Tenn. 35-16 Samford 10/21 Birmingham, Ala. 10-6 Eastern Illinois 10/28 Martin, Tenn. 15-9 Southeast Missouri 11/4 Cape Girardeau, Mo. 28-14 Eastern Kentucky 11/11 Martin, Tenn. 31-28 Murray State 11/18 Murray, Ky. 42-14 FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SUBDVISION PLAYOFFS Southern Illinois 11/25 Carbondale, Ill. 36-30

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2007 (4-7, 4-4 OVC) Jason Simpson Southern Miss 9/1 Missouri State 9/6 Central Arkansas 9/15 Austin Peay 9/22 Tennessee Tech 9/27 Jacksonville State 10/4 Samford 10/13 No. 24 Eastern Illinois 10/20 Southeast Missouri 10/27 Murray State 11/10 Tennessee State 11/17

Hattiesburg, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Conway, Ark. Clarksville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Charleston, Ill. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn.

35-13 51-41 48-34 17-14 13-10 27-24 31-21 29-23 55-20 76-34 43-38

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2008 (8-4, 6-2 OVC) Jason Simpson South Florida 8/30 Baker 9/6 Concordia 9/11 Austin Peay 9/20 Murray State 9/27 Tennessee State 10/4 Eastern Illinois 10/9 Tennessee Tech 10/16 Jacksonville State 10/23 Auburn 11/8 Southeast Missouri 11/15 Eastern Kentucky 11/22

Tampa, Fla. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. Murray, Ky. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Cookeville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Auburn, Ala. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Martin, Tenn.

56-7 56-0 87-21 31-17 63-38 30-27 29-26 35-7 31-30 37-20 31-21 33-31

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2010 (6-5, 5-3 OVC) Jason Simpson Tennessee 9/4 Southeastern Louisiana 9/11 Eastern Illinois 9/18 Murray State 9/25 Tennessee Tech 9/30 No. 3 Jacksonville State 10/9 Eastern Kentucky 10/16 Lambuth 10/21 No. 11 Southeast Missouri 10/30 Austin Peay 11/6 Tennessee State 11/13

Knoxville, Tenn. Hammond, La. Martin, Tenn. Murray, Ky. Cookeville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Clarksville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn.

50-0 24-10 20-10 52-16 27-24 30-20 10-7 52-21 24-17 28-12 37-0

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2011 (5-6, 4-4 OVC) Jason Simpson No. 9 Jacksonville State 9/1 Union College 9/15 No. 24 Murray State 9/22 Tennessee Tech 10/1 Austin Peay 10/8 South Alabama 10/15 Eastern Illinois 10/22 Southeast Missouri 10/29 Mississippi State 11/5 Tennessee State 11/12 Eastern Kentucky 11/19

Jacksonville, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Mobile, Ala. Charleston, Ill. Martin, Tenn. Starkville, Miss. Nashville, Tenn. Richmond, Ky.

24-23 63-0 48-26 34-31 61-23 33-30 24-23 38-30 55-17 35-30 23-16

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2012 (8-3, 6-2 OVC) Jason Simpson Memphis 9/1 Northern Illinois 9/8 Southeastern Louisiana 9/13 Austin Peay 9/22 No. 19 Eastern Kentucky 9/29 Eastern Illinois 10/6 Murray State 10/13 Southeast Missouri 10/20 Jacksonville State 11/3 Tennessee Tech 11/10 No. 23 Tennessee State 11/17

Memphis, Tenn. DeKalb, Ill. Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Murray, Ky. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Martin, Tenn. Cookeville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn.

20-17 35-7 23-6 31-6 28-16 51-37 66-59 27-17 49-47 45-44 35-26

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2013 (7-5, 5-3 OVC) Jason Simpson No. 24 Chattanooga 8/29 Boise State 9/7 No. 7 Central Arkansas 9/14 Southeast Missouri 9/28 Jacksonville State 10/5 Tennessee Tech 10/10 No. 22 Tennessee State 10/19 Austin Peay 10/26 Murray State 11/2 Memphis 11/9 Eastern Kentucky 11/16 No. 2 Eastern Illinois 11/23

Chattanooga, Tenn. Boise, Idaho Martin, Tenn. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Martin, Tenn. Cookeville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Memphis, Tenn. Richmond, Ky. Martin, Tenn.

31-21 63-14 24-23 17-7 41-27 28-17 29-15 38-14 45-17 21-6 16-7 70-22

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2014 (6-6, 5-3 OVC) Jason Simpson Kentucky 8/30 Central Arkansas 9/6 Cumberland 9/11 No. 22 Eastern Kentucky 9/20 Southeast Missouri 9/27 No. 8 Jacksonville State 10/4 Tennessee Tech 10/9 Tennessee State 10/18 Austin Peay 10/25 Murray State 11/1 No. 1 Mississippi State 11/8 Eastern Illinois 11/22

Lexington, Ky. Conway, Ark. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Murray, Ky. Starkville, Miss. Charleston, Ill.

59-14 26-24 63-7 49-24 31-27 38-14 17-10 21-16 37-7 62-38 45-16 37-16

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2015 (7-4, 6-2 OVC) Jason Simpson No. 15 Ole Miss 9/5 Bethel 9/10 No. 1 Jacksonville State 9/26 Tennessee Tech 10/3 Tennessee State 10/10 Austin Peay 10/17 Murray State 10/24 Arkansas 10/31 No. 18 Eastern Kentucky 11/7 Eastern Illinois 11/14 Southeast Missouri 11/21

Oxford, Miss. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Cookeville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Fayetteville, Ark. Richmond, Ky. Martin, Tenn. Cape Girardeau, Mo.

76-3 72-10 48-41 31-17 28-14 44-14 52-45 63-28 42-35 23-21 28-25

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Martin, Tenn. Springfield, Mo. Memphis, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala. Martin, Tenn. Richmond, Ky. Martin, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Charleston, Ill. Martin, Tenn.

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2002 (0-4-0, 0-3-0 OVC) Johnny Jernigan Gardner-Webb 11/2 Boiling Springs, N.C. Eastern Illinois 11/9 Charleston, Ill. Murray State 11/16 Martin, Tenn. Tennessee Tech 11/21 Cookeville, Tenn.

2009 (5-6, 4-4 OVC) Jason Simpson Iowa Wesleyan 9/3 Missouri State 9/12 Memphis 9/19 Southeast Missouri 9/26 No. 20 Jacksonville State 10/3 Tennessee Tech 10/10 No. 23 Eastern Kentucky 10/17 Murray State 10/24 Tennessee State 11/7 No. 13 Eastern Illinois 11/14 Austin Peay 11/21

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2002 (2-6-0, 0-3-0 OVC) Sam McCorkle Southwest (Mo.) Baptist 8/29 Martin, Tenn. Tusculum 9/5 Martin, Tenn. Kentucky Wesleyan 9/12 Martin, Tenn. Samford 9/21 Birmingham, Ala. Arkansas State 9/28 Jonesboro, Ark. Eastern Kentucky 10/5 Richmond, Ky. Southeast Missouri 10/12 Martin, Tenn. Tennessee State 10/26 Nashville, Tenn.


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ALL-TIME ROSTER A Abel, Marcus Acker, Brent Akbar, Jamaal Akers, Wayne Akin, Kyle Alexander, Brandon Allbritton, Boyce T. Allen, Andre Allen, Drew Allen, Henry Allen, Nick Allen, Patrick Alles, Chris Allison, Steve Alston, Ervin Alston, Jim Anderson, Brandon Anderson, Jeremy Anderson, Kevin Anderson, Lincoln Anderton, Mark Andrews, Grady Andrews, Romel Angus, Jeremy Anoka, Dexter April, Brandon Arguello, Ariel Arkelian, Brent Armour, Harris Armstrong, Gary Armstrong, Rickey Arrington, Marcus Arquitt, Brian Atchley, Eddie Atkins, Alex Augustine, Emmanuel Austin, Archie Austin, Teddy Axline, Ben Axline, Mathew

98-99 08-09 05-08 1998 15-Active 2016 2003 89-90 2014-15 86-87 2014 97-98 2002 65-68 15-Active 69-70 15-Active 99-02 13-14 10-11 82-84 85-88 82-85 1997 06-09 2000 2013 2016 1968 64-66 90-92 06-07 1975 67-69 03-06 2002 1989 82-85 11-Active 11-14

B Bacon, Tim Bailey, Brock Bailey, Wayne Baird, Robert Baker, Preston Baker, Tommy Bannon, Kevin Barbee, Hugh Barfield, Kevin Barksdale, Tevin Barnes, David Barnes, Miguel Barnes, Randy Barnett, Devontay Barnette, Bruce Barnhart, Ross Bates, Carey Battle, Rakeem Battle, Steve Bayless, Monty Beard, Donnie Beard, Nastas Beasley, Bubba Beathard, Clay Beattie, Tim Beeler, Mike Bell, Chris Bell, Tony Belote, Steve Belyew, Mark Bennett, Jake Benton, Sidney

86-89 97-98 65-66 67-68 2015 66-68 05-08 72-74 10-13 09-12 97-98 08-09 70-72 13-14 1973 90-91 70-72 15-Active 1969 58-60 64-66 1996 90-93 2016 98-99 68-71 2002 11-14 1970 73-74 2006 1994

Berhow, Eric Berrien, Sam Bethune, Jerry Bey, Josh Bielewicz, Wally Bieniemy, Corey Billings, Tim Blackmon, J’Vontez Blackwell, Danny Blair, John Blakemore, Maurice Blalack, Clay Blanks, Cedric Boals, Garey Boehringer, Scott Boland, David Bolinger, Cliff Bolm, Jimmy John Bond, Kadarren Bondurant, Greg Bone, La’Quante Booker, Olandrious Bostic, O.J. Bourne, Daryl Bowe, Jaimiee Bowen, Tony Bowles, Anthony Boyd, Juricus Boyd, Perez Boyle, John Bradner, Eric Bradshaw, Brian Bratton, Roscoe Braun, Pierce Brewer, Chad Brock, Matt Brodie, Gene Brooks, Chase Brooks, Jonathan Browder, Bart Brown, Anthony Brown, Danny Brown, David Brown, Demetres Brown, Dennis Brown, DuJuan Brown, J.J. Brown, James Brown, Jordan Brown, Lashone Brown, Leonard Brown, Nick Brown, Randy Brown, Roger Brown, Runako Brown, Steve Brown, Taylor Brown, Ty Brown, William Brozowski, Karl Brundige, John Bruner, Joe Bryant, Arthur Bryant, Michael Bryant, Nathan Bryant, Sam Buchanan, Jeremy Buchanan, Rodney Bullington, Ryan Bullock, Glenn Bunch, Oscar Bunkley, Bobby Bunn, Dan Burch, John Burgess, Jack

1976 2002 1963 07-10 58-61 1996 88-90 12-13 90-91 58-61 92-95 75-77 2010 1967 62-64 86-88 00-01 2001 13-Active 1975 13-14 15-Active 1997 08-09 15-Active 1975 92-94 98-00 01-02 1979 1986 1997 05-07 1966 93-96 2013 61-63 2001 98-99 2003 2016 1966 73-74 86-87 1977 10-11 95-98 92-95 2014 94-95 2006 10-14 92-93 89-91 10-11 1970 04-06 14-Active 1975 1992 1973 70-73 01-02 09-12 2004 1977 07-10 94-95 91-94 1966 90-91 1964 1964 85-88 2000

Burleigh, Robert Burnett, Rusty Burnette, Bill Burns, Logan Burris, Larry Burston, Melvin Burton, Jessie Burton, Tony Butcher, Terry Butler, Blake Butler, Devin Butler, Dick Butler, Jeremy Bynum, Kowalski Byrd, Tirrdell

13-Active 90-93 1963 14-15 69-70 1976 06-07 85-88 76-79 2003 95-96 1990 12-13 87-90 05-08

C Cain, Chris Cain, Jordan Caldwell, Theo Calixte, Marc Callis, Ken Calvert, Chris Campbell, Willie Cannon, Jeremy Capers, Gary Carballo, Jose Carlock, Mario Carlton, Leon III Carney, Aaron Carr, Bruce Carr, Derek Carreon, Kyle Carroll, Chris Carroll, Mark Carroll, Tooter Carswell, Ronald Carter, David Carter, Hunter Carter, Sidney Carter, Terry Cartrett, Bob Castillo, John Caughron, Howard Cavaness, Charles Caverly, Dillon Chamberlain, Daniel Champion, Tony Chaney, Jack Chapman, Donald Chapman, Isaac Chapman, Josh Chase, Alan Chinn, Michael Chu, Ki Tok Cindrich, Paul Clark, Fred Cleaves, Tavares Clemons, Marquis Clifton, Antonio Cobb, Corey Cochran, Ed Cody, Josh Cofield, Jr., Donald Coffron, Mike Coker, Kelly Coleman, Chris Coleman, Jason Coleman, Travis Collins, Deslonde Collins, James Collins, John Conley, Nenion Connolly, Pete Cook, Roy

81-82 2007 68-69 99-02 1968 2009 98-00 12-13 66-67 2016 1996 13-14 06-10 1976 08-12 98-00 72-74 75-78 79-81 2014 81-83 72-73 87-88 73-75 1961 03-04 58-60 82-85 16-Active 09-10 81-84 75-78 04-07 15-Active 05-07 00-01 79-80 86-89 1970 58-60 14-15 11-15 2016 96-97 65-68 07-11 15-Active 66-68 69-71 14-Active 02-05 1992 62-64 1975 1973 1963 72-74 63-66

Cook, Troy Cooper, Brandon Corlett, Duane Corn, Tim Cotton, James Counce, Caleb Counce, Matthew Coure, Richard Courtney, John Courtright, Ryan Cousar, Randy Cowan, Shane Cox, Allan Cox, Brandon Cox, Don Cox, Eddie Cox, Tim Craig, Bryant Craigen, Corey Crangle, Mike Crenshaw, Kenneth Crutchfield, Julian Cuffie, John Cullivan, Bill Curtis, Rob Curtis, Sam

15-Active 03-06 01-02 1976 13-Active 12-Active 2016 94-97 75-76 2016 73-75 1996 65-68 07-09 65-67 73-74 09-10 06-09 98-00 70-72 12-Active 2016 1972 1973 98-00 10-14

D Daggett, Bobby Dailey, Jeremy Dance, Nick Daniel, AJ Daniel, Demonta Daniel, EJ Daniel, Eric Daniel, Erick Daniel, TJ Daniels, Cal Daniels, Joe Darden, Justin Davenport, Lloyd Davis, Charlie Davis, Chris Davis, Dylan Davis, Gary Davis, Jovon Davis, Mark Davis, Tim Dawes, Darrell Dawn, Lamar Dawson, Marcus Dawson, Sheldon Deal, Corey Dean, Billy Dean, Butch Defino, Don DeJarnatt, Tyler Delaney, Roland Delgado, Rick DeVeaux, Everett Deverall, Bill Dick, Ed Dickison, David Dickson, Kenny Dilday, Bart Dillon, John Dillon, Ronnie Dines, Gary Dismuke, David Dittaugh, Danny Dobbins, David Doble, Gary Doleman, Jarvis Dominguez, George Donald, Katarii

15-Active 1998 14-15 15-Active 14-Active 06-08 2001 07-10 06-07 94-95 97-98 09-10 72-73 58-60 2016 12-13 1976 06-07 1977 1978 70-72 1998 06-07 15-Active 1999 1962 61-63 67-68 05-08 88-89 80-83 79-80 58-60 1975 58-61 63-65 77-80 94-96 58-60 58-60 84-85 1977 2000 64-67 08-09 70-72 93-94

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81-83 2013 01-04 08-10 13-14 10-14 05-08 04-08

J Jackson, Bill Jackson, Chris Jackson, Darryl Jackson, Deilouse Jackson, Drew Jackson, Ernest Jackson, Justin Jackson, Markeseo Jackson, Michael Jackson, Nikki Jackson, Tim Jasper, Michael Jeffers, Jan Jefferson, TJ Jenkins, Damaen Jenkins, John Jennings, Andrew Jennings, George Jensen, Dan Jinkins, Mike Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Anthony Johnson, Brian Johnson, Ben Johnson, Ernest Johnson, James Johnson, Jason Johnson, John Johnson, Leron Johnson, Leshaun Johnson, Levon Johnson, Taylor Jones, Carlos Jones, Chris Jones, Danny Jones, Don Jones, Jimmy Jones, Karlos Jones, Keith Jones, Kenny Jones, Preston Jones, Rickey Jones, Travis Jones, Wayne Jordan, Corey Jordan, Koreyon Jordan, Mike Joyce, Barry Joyner, Adam Joyner, Adam Justice, John

1976 2016 1994 13-14 04-06 85-88 13-Active 03-06 00-03 92,94-95 82-83 05-06 58-60 15-Active 2002 1964 2002 66-68 2015 70-72 04-07 05-08 94-97 11-13 95-98 70-72 94-96 10-14 2007 2007 87, 89 2014 1998 93-96 1978 68-71 08-09 08-11 12-Active 08-11 91,93-95 2000 87-88 69-71 10-14 2016 94-96 79-81 96-99 96-99 69-72

K Kaibuchi, Narotushi Kasnic, Keith Keating, Joe Kellam, Alvis Kelly, Anthony Kerrick, Kyle Kessler, Jay

1992 82-85 89-92 85-87 09-11 13-Active 1962

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I Ihnen, Gary Ingram, Chauncey Ingram, Lucas Irvin, Rodney Isaac, Brian Isom, Ryan Ivey, Adam Ivy, Anthony

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69-71 1961 66-67 11-12 90-93 1975

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F Fachini, Aldo Faciane, Malcolm Fair, Ladevin Fale’Ofa, Sione Farris, Richard Fason, Demond Favre, Dylan Fears-Perez, Taino Federico, John Felter, Tim Findley, Trent Finley, Howard Fisher, Mark Fizer, Darren Flenorl, Fred Flynn, John Fogle, Mike Ford, Brenton Ford, Chris Ford, Dexter Ford, Tyree Forehand, Wayne Fowler, Bobby Fowler, JP Frazier, Steven Fredrick, Kevin Frohock, Josh Fultz, Terry Furlong, Mark

Hughes, Bucky Hughes, Carroll Hughes, Jerry Hughes, Montori Hurst, Trevor Hyers, Steve

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10-13 2012 14-Active 59-62 1962 01-02 1997 10-13 70-72 1977 06-07 86-89 64-66 2010 1975 82-84 98-99 58-60 1975 2016 10-11 11-15 08-12 00-01 01-03

Hamilton, TJ 2006 Hammond, Jim 63-65 Hampton, Jermi 97-00 Hampton, Martin 1973 Hamrick, Brent 95, 97-98 Hamrick, Rhett 09-10 Hankins, Jordon 01-03 Hansen, Adam 04-07 Hansen, Tom 07-09 Hardegree, Bill 08-11 Hardegree, Jim 75-78 Hardy, Gene 64-67 Harper, Dwayne 91-94 Harper, Kendal 08-11 Harrington, Mitchell 68-70 Harris, Brent 01-02 Harris, Camaren 11-13 Harris, Damien 00-03 Harris, Glenn 82-84 Harris, John 1977 Harris, Lenny 93-96 Harris, Malik 15-Active Harris, Rod 94-97 Harris, Thomas 01-02 Harrison, Ben 2003 Harrold, Dante 05-08 Hassell, Robert 68-70 Hawkins, Amiri 2012 Hawkins, Brett 1997 Hawkinson, Gary 78-80 Hay, Steve 72-74 Hayes, Bobby 65-67 Hays, George 1976 Heath, Will 64-67 Hedrick, Greg 1977 Heines, George 79-81 Helton, Steve 1975 Henderson, Chad 1997 Henderson, Jamel 09-11 Herrin, Brad 1998 Hewett, Matt 2011 Hewett, Scott 72-73 Hicks, Arnie 1993 Hicks, Mike 08-09 Higgason, Taylor 14-15 High, Aaron 06, 08-09 Hines, Chris 92-93 Hines, Ralph 00-02 Hines, Robert 00-02 Hinson, Robert 68-70 Hirsch, Arnett, 77-78 Hockaday, Jason 05-06 Hodges, Jed 82-83 Hodges, Rex 80, 82 Hoffman, Wayne 83-86 Holbrook, Chris 1963 Holcomb, Josh 2003 Holcombe, Gunnar 2016 Hollingsworth, Terrance 2016 Holmes, Greg 1989 Holmes, Jay 99-00 Holmes, Nathaniel 69-72 Hook, Errol 67-69 Hook, Joe 09-11 Hopper, Austin 10-13 Hooper, Jerry 1977 Hopper, Jim 1972 Horton-Martindale, Andrew 14-Active Hosea, Cedric 84-87 Houston, Rodarius 2015 Howard, Devonte 2016 Howard, Jett 08-12 Howard, John 64-66 Howell, Matt 01-02 Hoyle, Vernon 58-61 Huddleston, Parrish 2015 Hudson, Freddie 77-80 Huffstetler, Randy 90-93

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E Eady, Tyler Eakin, Travis Eddings, Tyler Edmiston, Wilbur Edwards, Don Edwards, Kendrick Edwards, Ryan Ellis, Bobby Ellis, Junior Ellis, Mike Ellison, Stephen Elmore, Joey Elrod, Wes Emebunor, Wilson Emory, Roger Epperson, Mark Epson, Lavante Eroclin, Charlie Ervin, Ralph Este, Joseph Estelle, CJ Evans, Walter Everett, Ben Ezell, Adam Ezell, Phillip

G Gage, Jerry 63-65 Gaines, Steve 75-76 Gallian, Ben 98-01 Gallian, Will 04-06 Gamble, Charles “Doc” 93-94 Gambrell, Russell 01-04 Gammon, Jack 2016 Gardner, Rusty 81-83 Garland, Trent 12-15 Garrett, Andrew 2001 Garrett, Mark 14-Active Garverick, Allan 1963 Gasiecki, Eric 2007 Gates, Mike 66-67 Gates, Phil 1975 Gault, Desmon 2004 Geddings, Ray 64-66 Generett, Malik 09-13 Genesy, Roland 12-13 Gentry, John 75-78 George, Ronald 74-77 Geric, Gene 58-60 Gholston, Lee 2000 Giannini, Larry 68-71 Gibbs, Joe 06-09 Gibson, Darryl 1977 Giebeig, Richard 75-78 Gilbert, Don 1964 Gilbert, Jobronski 10-11 Gilbert, Sonny 1961 Gill, Charlie 95-97 Gillen, John 1998 Gilleylen, James 14-Active Gillian, Kevin 93-94 Gilmore, David 03-06 Giltner, Terry 68-70 Gipson, Jabary 2007 Gipson, Mike 76-78 Glover, Deantae 12-Active Glover, Justin 03-06 Godwin, Brad 94-95 Golden, Kenny 82-84 Golden, Matt 1976 Goode, LaKeem 2014 Goodman, Marco 1998 Goodrich, Steve 1971 Goodyear, Charlie 97-99 Gowdy, Evan 2016 Grace, Jerrod 07-08 Gragg, Charlie 1975 Graham, Terry 72-73 Grant, Will 03-06 Graves, James 58-60 Gravino, Marvin 1975 Gray, John 99-00, 02-03 Grayson, Marquez 2016 Green, Benny 58-60 Greenwood, Jack 03-06 Greer, Deundre 98-99 Greer, Mark 2006 Gregory, Brian 92-94 Griffin, Jason 1993 Groves, Quinton 07-09 Guererri, Darwin 81-83 Guffin, Gerald 06-10 Guthrie, Gary 73-74 Guthrie, Stu 72-73 Guy, Mark 83, 87-88 Guy, Markei 06-09

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Donaldson, Zach Doss, Frankie Dowell, Derrius Dowell, Wayne Douzart, Byron Drakeford, TJ DuBose, David Duckworth, Reuben Dudley, Sam Duff, Nick Duke, Anton Dunavant, Joe Duncan, Cole Duncan, Levi Duncan, Romeo Dunham, Jabari Dunlap, Nathan Dunlap, Romiell Dyer, Buck


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15-Active 12-13 03-06 1973 1990 70-72 04-07 1983 79-82 03-06 08-09 04-07 65-68 2006 70-71 1968

L Lacy, Brandon Ladd, Stanley LaFlore, Marcus Lambert, Gordon Landry, Jordan Lane, James Lane, Joe Langley, Andre Larson, Kade Larouche, Louis Lashlee, Hugh Laster, Charles Latham, Ed Latta, Randy Lattimore, Carlos Lattimore, Tyrone Lawless, Terrance Lawrence, Jamar Lawrence, Jason Lawrence, Lee Lawrence, Tom Leach, Anthony Leake, Jimmy Leaming, Cody Leddy, Jonathon Lee, Londell Lee, Mark Lee, Robert LeFlore, Earl Leggett, Ian Lester, Stacey Lester, Tony Lewellen, Ron Lewis, Bryson Lewis, Chuck Leverette, Trent Liles, Charlie Lilienthal, Travis Lindsey, Tom Lockridge, Michael Long, Buddy Looney, John Lovan, Brice Love, Buster Love, Jim Love, Larry Lowe, Glenn Lowery, Mitch Luster, Myles Luttrell, Brent

98-99 82-85 2016 66-67 12-15 83-85 58-60 1988 14-Active 1999 54-57 85-88 1996 76-77 2002 90-93 96, 98 08-09 94-96 00-03 88-89 91-92 82-84 2009 00-01 2016 1970 1973 76-77 2016 95-96 79-82 64-66 2007 1964 1997 83-85 2009 1961 2003 58-60 1975 1999 1976 60-63 70-72 69-71 87-89 86-87 92-93, 95

M MacIntyre, Toby Mackall, William Maclin, Durann Madlcock, Corey Malone, Kyron Mancini, Michael Mann, DeAndre Marler, Tommy

1975 85-88 2002 2016 07-08 08-11 11-12 58-60

Marley, Mickey Martin, Chip Martin, Tae Martin, Tim Martin, Troy Mather, Todd Mathis, Phillip Matthews, Michael Mawyer, Kevin Mayes, Tracy Mayo, Lee McAdams, Jonathan McBride, Kidane McCann, Frank McCann, Jarvis McCarter, Enoch McClellan, Ronnie McConkey, Mike McConn, Keith McCrone, Jeff McCullough, Lyndell McDaniel, Billy McDermott, Trace McElrath, CJ McGee, Laurence McKelvey, Jerry McKelvy, Tom McKillion, Greg McKinney, Dewayne McKinney, Jim McKinnie, Clay McMahan, Chad McMahon, Karlos McNair, Jason McNair, Julius McNeil, DJ McNeil, Emanuel McNutt, Tom McPeak, Tyler McPherson, Tim McWilliams, J.D. Meardith, Terry Mechem, Everett Meeks, Dennis Merriweather, Keythric Mersman, Mitch Michaels, Nick Miles, Orlando Milligan, Bryant Miller, David Miller, Dontrell Mitchell, Scottie Millsap, Dexter Mollman, Glenn Monday, Jason Monds, James Monk, Billy Montgomery, Bob Montgomery, Carlos Moody, Mack Moore, Freddie Moore, Freddie Moore, Jaylon Moore, Robert Moore, Wesley Morgan, Eddie Morris, Joey Morrison, Jeff Moseley, Davey Mott, Josh Moulton, Bob Mounce, Jim Mounce, Jimmy Murphy, Jay Murphy, Jordan Murphy, Matt Murphy, Perry Murphy, Theron

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N Naes, Kyle Nalls, Darrin Nanney, Chris Nanney, Danny Nash, Chad Nash, Darrelle Neal, Jarod Neal, Mark Nelson, Tucker Nelson, Xavier Newcomb, Larry Newsom, Austin Newsom, Tavares Newsome, Randy Ng, Willie Nichols, Steve Nickens, Tim Nordstrom, Nicholas Normandin, Shane Norment, J.B. Norris, Terry Norwood, Foy Nugent, Deven Nunamaker, Julian Nunley, Jim Nwankwo, Obi

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P Parker, Mason Parker, Paul Parker, Travis Parker, Zach Parkhouse, Ricky Parson, William Patrick, Jo Jo Patrick, Tyriq Patterson, Linzy Patterson, Tyrone Patton, Mikie Pavalonis, Ron Payne, Shabree Peacock, Roger Pease, Preston Pecor, Dana Peiler, Jordan Pendleton, Dorsett Peppers, Terry Perry, Antonio Perry, Jarvis Perry, Jaymond Perry, Lanarido Peters, Wade Phelps, Paul Phillips, Eric Phillips, Jack Phillips, Troy Phipps, Lonnie

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Pickens, Tom Pickett, Austin Pinson, Mike Pitcher, Landon Pitts, Sonny Plomin, Josh Plummer, Andre Plunkett, Charles Plunkett, Enrique Poindexter, Billy Poitevint, Wayne Pollard, Mitch Polosky, Justin Pope, Michael Pope, Todd Porter, John Poteete, Mike Powell, Bill Prather, Geoff Prather, Jr., Kevin Prather, Vernon Preston, Greg Pritchett, Harris Prince, Tim Pritchard, James Pruitt, Adrian Pryor, Guy Pugh, John Pyles, Jeremy

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R Ramey, Clyde Ramsey, Jack Ramsey, Larry Randle, Mike Randolph, Colton Randolph, Jimmy Randolph, Paul Ratliff, James Ray, Najee Redditt, Jackson Redmond, Rory Reed, Leon Reeder, Deumaine Reese, Jerry Reeves, Barry Regen, Robert Reid, Kevin Repella, John Reynolds, Craig Reynolds, Steve Reynoldson, Jamy Rice, Jimmy Rice, Tyler Richards, Mike Richardson, Tommy Riley, Bruce Riley, Mike Rinehart, Jerome Roberts, Alex Roberts, DJ Roberts, Jackson Roberts, Joe Roberts, Nick Roberts, Ron Robertson, Edward Robertson, Phillip Robinson, Jack Robinson, Jay Robinson, William Roche, Louis Roebuck, Chester Rogers, Corey Rogers, Danny Romero, Marshall Rondo, Kevin Ross, Marcus Ross, Neil

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W Waddell, Jake Waggoner, John Wahlberg, Brady Walker, Anthony Walker, Charles Walker, Danny Walker, James Walker, Mike Walker, Reggie Wall, Garrett Wall, Justin Walton, Garrett Wamble, Jody Warr, Felando Warren, Buddy Warren, Eddie Warren, Mark Warren, Randy Warren, Trey Wash, Albert Wash, Jimmy Washington, Larry Wathen, Dean Watkins, Danny Watkins, Greg Watson, Billy Watson, Doc Weathers, Caylon Weaver, Justin Webb, Brian Webb, Mike Weems, Remondia Welch, Alan Welch, Derek Welch, Eric Welch, Joe Welch, Lewis West, Marvin Wheeler, Mark Wheeler, Roy Whitaker, Roderick White, Brian White, Jaquille White, Justyce White, Todd

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2009 1961 75-78 67-69 13-15 98-99 2000 67-68 93, 95 81-82 10-11 89-90 77-78 74-77 58-60 2016 2009 75-77 1973 1975 90-91 80-81 71-72 05-08 2016 01-02 10-13 2016 90-91 76-77 2002 05-08 2002 83-85 1996 97-98 03-05 70-72 67-69 1971 93-96 1993 05-08 2012 88-89 76-78 72-73 13-14 11-15 92-93 1964 59-61

Y Yandell, Lee Yarbrough, Josh Yeager, George Young, Brandyn Young, Jerry Young, Lamarcus Young, Matt Youngerman, Charlie

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Z Zachary, Bob Zennon, Shelton Zipp, Bill Zipp, Mark

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White, Tom Whitefield, Billy Whitfield, Charlie Whitfield, Richard Whitley, Will Whittaker, Doug Whittemore, Bill Wiggins, Jim Wiley, Chris Wilkins, Billy Williams, AJ Williams, Anthony Williams, Curtis Williams, David Williams, Don Williams, Donnell Williams, Eunique Williams, Henry Williams, John Williams, Lanny Williams, Leonard Williams, Mark Williams, Marshall Williams, Ray Williams, Rod Williams, Shane Williams, Thad Williams-Hall, Chris Wilson, Charles Wilson, Glenn Wilson, Jason Wilson, Nate Wilson, Paul Ryne Wilson, Richard Wilson, Rick Winslow, Eddy Wisniewski, Kyle Witten, Dana Wood, Gary Woods, Mack Woody, Will Wooten, Shawn Worthen, Craig Wright, Chris Wright, Clovis Wright, Jeff Wright, John Wright, Justin Wright, Rod Wright, Tim Wynn, Charles Wyrosdick, J.D.

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T Taffoni, Joe Tanner, William Tarver, Buddy Tatko, Collin Taylor, Artie Taylor, Damani Taylor, Ed Taylor, Justin Taylor, Maurice Taylor, Mike Taylor, Orentheus Taylor, Richard Taylor, Takerio Taylor, Wilfred Teamer, Ray Temples, Josh Terry, DeAdrian Tharpe, Brent Tharpe, Fred Tharpe, Jeff Tharpe, Ron Thomas, Drew Thomas, Fred Thomas, Robert Thomas, Roren Thomas, Steve Thomas, Vincent Thompson, Austin Thompson, Benny Thompson, Bobby Thompson, Brett Thompson, Cade Thompson, Chris Thompson-Clay, Julian Thornhill, Jim Threats, Joseph Throneberry, Woody Tillery, Taz Toatley, Ronnie Toles, Trey Topps, Anthony Torian, Aaron Toure, Abou Trammell, Ulysses Treadway, Gene

Trent, Sanders Trice, Stanley Triggs, Kendrick Triplett, Terrious Tucker, Johnny Tucker, Kyron Turnbow, Kyle Turner, Jr., Chris Turner, Darron Turner, Juwan Turner, Mike Turner, Milt Tyes, Don

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09-10 1965 2008 09-12 2016 10-14 90-93 95-96 69-70 99-00 96-97 70-72 02-05 1963 1993 1975 64-67 89-92 2001 09-12 2009 76-78 97, 99-00 92-93 06-07 08-11 1967 2009 67-68 1984 84-87 13-Active 11-15 1999 11-12 03-06 86-87 1961 2000 2013 93-96 95-97 1977 76-77 1977 03-06 73-75 59-62 2002 2003 00-01 2000 58-60 2005 1967 03-05 1973 64-66 58-60 96-97 09-11 2008 1997 1996 91-94 07-09 1975 97-98 73-76

Stalleveto, Nick Stallings, Greg Stallings, LaDarrius Stamper, Nick Stanley, Taylor Starling, Billy Starvum, Art Staten, Andrew Steele, Ronnie Stephens, D’Carrious Stephens, Glenn Stephens, Taurean Stevenson, William Stewart, Cromwell Stewart, Matt Stewart, Rochelle Stidham, Scott Stillings, Jade Stocker, Manny Stoddard, John Stokes, Jordan Storey, Tommy Ray Streator III, Porter Strobridge, Antonio Stuart, Les Sturdivant, Cliff Summers, Carl Swearingen, Rodney Sweeden, Tyler Sweeton, Charles Swift, Jon

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S Samples, Chase Sanders, Jerry Sanders, Johnny Sandlin, Cody Sangster, Dallis Satterfield, James Satterfield, O’Dale Sawyer, Anthony Schomaker, Ron Schomaker, Ryan Schumacher, John Schweter, Bob Scott, Zac Scutari, Frank Senatore, Rob Senn, Emerson Shanks, Larry Shanks, Todd Shannon, Kyle Sheley, Clay Shelton, Matthew Sherman, Donnie Sherrill, Jeff Shimomura, Eric Shisler, Marty Shiver, Stephen Shoaf, Lee Shufeldt, Dan Sides, Gene Sides, Jimmy Sikes, Trey Simmons, DJ Simms, Aaron Simms, Danny Sims, Quentin Sims, Rayvon Sinclair, Laurie Sines, Ted Singleton, Steve Singleton, Will Sisco, Carlton Slaughter, Jack Sleeter, Gerald Smalls, Alvin Smalls, Dennis Smith, Abner Smith, Carnell Smith, Darrell Smith, Jason Smith, Jeremy Smith, Kendrick Smith, Kevin Smith, Lee Smith, Mike Smith, Robert Smith, Rogric Smith, Ron Smith, Sandy Smith, Sherman Smith, Terrance Smith, Trey Sommer, Brian Sowell, Brian Spann, Billy Joe Spano, Brian Springer, Brandon Spurlock, Mike Stack, Daniel Staehs, Bill

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Jessie Burton

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C had M c M ahan , 2005

B uddy L ong , 1958

D on C hapman , 2006

B obby F owler , 1959

A lex A tkins , 2006

H arris P ritchett , 1960

J essie B urton , 2006

R alph R utland , 1960 & 1961

J osh Y arbrough , 2007

D arrell S mith , 1962

D ontrell M iller , 2008

J im L ove , 1962

R ay W illiams , 2008

J ulian N unamaker , 1968

J oe G ibbs , 2009

T erry G iltner , 1970

J osh B ey , 2009

N ate H olmes , 1971

CJ E stelle , 2011

R andy W est , 1974

M ontori H ughes , 2012

D anny W atkins , 1976

Q uentin S ims , 2012

E manuel M c N eil , 1988

J eremy B utler , 2013

W illiam M ackall , 1988

B en J ohnson , 2013

L eon R eed , 1988

T ony B ell , 2013 & 2014

O scar B unch , 1991

Emanuel McNeil

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CJ Estelle

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Ray Williams

H ugh L ashlee , 1957

Quentin Sims

Montori Hughes

Jeremy Butler

Ben Johnson

Tony Bell

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(MEMBER SINCE 1992) 1992 Scott Stidham, WR* Joe Keating, DE* 1993 Dewayne Harper, DB Charles Malone, WR J.B. Norment, OT* Tab Vowell, DB* Rob Senatore, DT* 1994 Dewayne Harper, DB Brian Spano, LB Brad Godwin, DL* J.B. Norment, OT* 1995 Fred Thomas, DB Brad Godwin, DL 1996 Antonio Strobridge, DE* 1997 Antonio Strobridge, DE* Darriel Ruffin, RB* 1999 Lavante Epson, LB* 2000 Nick Stamper, DL* 2001 Lee Lawrence, OG Nick Stamper, DL Vincent Thomas, DB* 2002 Perez Boyd, DB 2003 Jason Coleman, CB• Andre Plummer, DE• 2004 Don Chapman, RB%* Taurean Stephens, WR* Andre Plummer, DL* Russell Gambrell, DB* 2005 Don Chapman, RB Andre Plummer, DE Brady Wahlberg, QB* Taurean Stephens, WR* Alex Atkins, OG* David Gilmore, LB* 2006 Don Chapman, RB # Alex Atkins, OG Jessie Burton, RS Adam Hansen, OT Billy Krause, C Markeseo Jackson, LB*

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Kevin Rondo, DB* Taylor Brown, K* Nate Wilson, DL* Joel Kilpatrick, DL* Dontrelle Miller, DB^ EJ Daniel, WR^ 2007 Josh Yarbrough, LB Don Chapman, RB* Kevin Bannon, OL* Adam Hansen, OL* Ray Williams, DL* Cade Thompson, QB^ 2008 Cade Thompson, QB Mike Hicks, WR Kevin Bannon, OL Ray Williams, DL Dontrell Miller, DB Brandyn Young, RB* Joe Gibbs, OL* Josh Bey, LB* Adam Ivey, P* Mike Hicks^ 2009 Joe Gibbs, OL Josh Bey, LB Brandyn Young, RB* Jason McNair, RB/RS^ 2010 Josh Bey, LB Jeremy Buchanan, OT* Tim Cox, DL* Kendal Harper, DB* 2011 Kenny Jones, TE Michael Mancini, OL Cody Sandlin, K Quentin Sims, WR*^ Ben Johnson^ 2012 Quentin Sims, WR Montori Hughes, DL Ben Johnson, LB Derek Carr, QB* Jason McNair, RS* DJ Roberts, DL* Thad Williams, DB* James Satterfield, P* Jeremy Butler^ 2013 DJ Roberts, DL Ben Johnson, LB Tony Bell, LB DJ McNeil, RB* Jeremy Butler, WR* Charles Sweeton, OL* J’Vontez Blackmon, DB* Dylan Favre, QB^ 2014 Charles Sweeton, OL Tony Bell, LB Abou Toure, RB* Nick Dance, LB^ 2015 Jarod Neal, QB* Rod Wright, WR* Jackson Roberts, OL* Damani Taylor, DE*^ Marquis Clemons, DB* Jackson Redditt, K/P*

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(MEMBER 1971-90) 1971 Nate Holmes, RB Terry Peppers, C Dana Witten, E Mike Beeler, DB 1972 Randy Barnes, PK Jay Johnson, DE 1973 Eddie Cox, OG 1974 Johnny Wright, OT 1975 David Williams, DB Gary Guthrie, DB* Danny Watkins, LB* Danny Rogers, DT* 1976 Larry Washington, RB Jon Gentry, C Mickey Hamilton, PK David Williams, DB Clay Blalack, DB Danny Watkins, LB # Alvin Smalls, QB* Dana Pecor, OG* 1977 Alvin Smalls, QB David Williams, DB Larry Newcomb, OT* Danny Watkins, LB* Jack Chaney, DE* Ronald George, WR* 1978 Henry Williams, RB* Jack Chaney, DE* 1979 Matt Klaren, DE Terry Meardith, DT Henry Aaron, TE* Charlie Walker, DB* Perry Murphy, DE* Glen Wilson, DT* 1980 Gary Hawkinson, C Kenny Williams, TE Dwayne McKinney, WR Terry Meardith, DT Matt Klaren, DE* 1981 Kenny Williams, DE Dwayne McKinney, WR Matt Klaren, DE Terry Meardith, DT Randy Warren, OG* David Valleto, DB* 1982 Tony Champion, WR* Keith Kasnic, PK* Jerry Reese, DB* Gary Ihnen, LB* Matt Klaren, DE* 1983 Keith Kasnic, PK* Greg Magee, LB David Carter, P* 1984 Jerry Reese, DB* 1985 Keith Kasnic, PK*

1986 Tony Burton, OT* Ki Tok Chu, PK* William Mackall, WR* Orlando Miles, LB* Paul Randolph, LB* 1987 William Mackall, WR Emanuel McNeil, DT Paul Randolph, LB Grady Andrews, OL* Levon Johnson, DB* Leon Reed, QB* 1988 Grady Andrews, OG William Mackall, WR/RS Emanuel McNeil, DT# Leon Reed, QB# John Burch, RB* James Monds, LB* Greg Watkins, DB* 1989 Benny Thompson, DB* 1990 Robert Thomas, WR Charles Wilson, DB*

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ALL-TIME HEAD COACHES H.K. GRANTHAM 1925-33 / RECORD: 27-34-9 H.K Grantham served as the first head coach at Hall Moody College and was the major architect for the first football field. After coaching football, Grantham continued to serve as men’s basketball coach, director of athletics, and head of the physical education department until 1937.

W.E. DERRYBERRY 1934-36 / RECORD: 22-3-1 Hired in 1933 as head of the English Department, Derryberry was a former player under Major Bob Neyland, football coach at UT Knoxville. He gave the UTJC its first undefeated season and a Mississippi Valley Conference championship in 1936.

NICK G. DENES 1937-38 / RECORD: 6-9-1 Denes who only coached at UTJC for two seasons would later be recognized for his excellent teams

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PAUL HUG 1939-41 / RECORD: 11-24-1 Paul Hug was selected as head coach in 1939 when he was given the responsibility of coaching football as well as the basketball program. He coached for three seasons until sports was put on hold because of the war, and then coached his final season in 1946 when the veterans returned.

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ROBERT (BOB) L. CARROLL 1957-74 / RECORD: 85-82-4

Bob Carroll played his first two years at Martin before he went to the University of Wyoming and graduated with academic All-America honors. He coached the 1967 team that put up a 10-1 record and won the Division II National Championship Tangerine Bowl game. In 1974, Carroll relinquished his coaching duties to become the assistant athletic director. He finished his 18-year tenure, the longest in school history, with an 84-82-4 record.

GEORGE MACINTYRE 1975-77 / RECORD: 18-14-0  MacIntyre, a graduate and standout quarterback from the University of Miami (Florida), was hired as head coach in 1975 as the first full-time head coach at Martin. He was previous the defensive secondary coach at Vanderbilt University. MacIntyre coached for three seasons at Martin before left to join the staff at the University of Mississippi and later became the head coach at Vanderbilt University.

VESTER NEWCOMB 1978-79 / RECORD: 7-13-0  Vester Newcomb, an assistant under coach George MacIntyre, was awarded the head coaching job in 1978. He would only coach Martin for two seasons finishing with a 2-8 record his first year and a 5-5 mark in season two.

LYNN AMADEE 1980-81 / RECORD: 8-14-0 Lynn Amadee came to Martin as head coach after being the quarterbacks coach at UT Knoxville for a year. He played quarterback in college for LSU and then played in the Canadian Football League as a quarterback for three seasons. Amadee went on to coach in the World Football League and the NFL with the New Orleans Saints.

1947, 1949-56 / RECORD: 24-48-3

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1982-85 / RECORD: 12-31-1

Hug was awarded the job in 1947. He was a former standout football player and track star at Mississippi State University. Other than being football coach, Henson coached basketball, headed the physical education department, was the director of athletics, and taught chemistry.

Fred Pickard came to Martin as a linebacker in 1975. A native of Columbia, Tenn., Pickard was hired to his first collegiate head coaching job in 1982. He was on the Terry Parker High School coaching staff in Jacksonville, Fla. for 13 years, serving as the head coach for eight seasons. He posted a 48-29-3 record. He coached Martin for four seasons finishing with a 12-31-1 record.

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JOHNNY JERNIGAN

1986-96 / RECORD: 50-73

2002 / RECORD: 0-4 Jernigan served as interim head coach when Sam McCorkle left the team midseason. Jernigan was serving as the team’s defensive line coach when he was elevated to interim head coach. Jernigan joined the Skyhawks, from the staff of Henderson State University in Arkansas. The Houston, Texas native was an All-Texas Junior College Defensive end. In 1992, he transferred to Stephen F. Austin where he earned AllSouthland Conference honors as a defensive end.

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MATT GRIFFIN

1997-1999 / RECORD: 2-31

2003-05 / RECORD:10-24 In his first season as the head coach at UT Martin, Griffin led the Skyhawks to an overtime win over Tennessee Tech. The victory ended a 43-game losing streak for the Skyhawks that dated back to 1996. In 2004, Griffin led the Skyhawks to a 2-9 record. His 2005 Skyhawks posted a 6-5 overall record and a 4-4 Ohio Valley Conference worksheet. Before coming to UT Martin, Griffin served four years as an assistant coach at the University of Maine. From 1997-98 he served as an assistant at UT Martin. After three seasons at Tennessee-Martin, Griffin accepted the head coaching job at rival Murray State University.

JASON SIMPSON

2000-02 / RECORD: 5-25-0

2006-PRESENT / RECORD: 65-49 In his first season as a head coach in 2006, Simpson led the Skyhawks to a 9-3 overall record, a 6-1 Ohio Valley Conference worksheet and its first OVC championship. The Skyhawks advanced to postseason play for the first time since 1988 and were ranked 13th in the nation in the final polls. Since then, Simpson accumulated a 65-49 record, ranking as the ninth most winningest coach in OVC history along with a 51-28 (.646) mark in conference contests. Three of the program’s seven 8-win seasons have come under Simpson, including all three at the Football Championship Subdivision level. He served as an assistant coach from 1997-1999 at Jacksonville State University. After the Jacksonville State, He coached quarterbacks, receivers, and served as the recruiting coordinator at Texas State. Before accepting the head coaching job at UT Martin, Simpson was an assistant coach and offensive coordinator at Chattanooga from 2003-2005.

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McCorkle came to UT Martin from Mississippi Delta Community College in Moorhead where he has served as offensive coordinator since 1997. He was head coach at his alma mater, Livingston University (now known as the University of West Alabama), from 1985-90 where he was among the youngest head coaches in the country at the time. He was a three-year letterman at Livingston and he helped the Tigers win the 1971 NAIA national championship. He received the Phil Puccio Most Dedicated Player Award for his efforts during his senior season and was named to the All-Alabama Small College team in 1971.  He was a three-year starter at Meridian High School and a member of the Mississippi state championship teams of 1966 and 67.

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Marshall was a 1969 graduate of UT Martin. He served as offensive line coordinator and recruiting coordinator at the University of Memphis before coming to TennesseeMartin. Marshall served as an assistant coach at  Tennessee-Martin from 1975-77 serving as a running backs coach in is first year and as offensive line coach the following year. He is a native of Crestline, Ohio. He first attended Bowling Green in 1965-67 where he played center in football and catcher in baseball. He transferred to TennesseeMartin where he played both sports again and capped off his college career by earning Small College All-America baseball honors.

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In 1988, under McLeary in his third season as the head coach, the school won its first-ever Gulf South Conference title and made its first appearance in the NCAA Division II national playoffs. McLeary was named “GSC Coach of the Year” in 1988. He came to UT Martin from the staff of the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League. He was born in Humboldt and went on to star as an AllAmerican high school player at Jackson North Side High. He continued his playing career at UT Knoxville where he played for coaches Doug Dickey and Bill Battle. As a Volunteer, McLeary was a member of the Southeastern Conference championship teams in 1967 and 1969. McLeary later went on to

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TANGERINE BOWL Atlantic Coast College Division Championship December 16, 1967 UT Martin 25, West Chester State 8 ORLANDO, Fla. – Making its first-ever bowl game appearance in school history, UT Martin easily rolled past West Chester State (Pa.) 25-8 in the 1967 Tangerine Bowl, the Atlantic Coast College Division Championship. A strong defensive effort led by 6-6 defensive end Gordon Lambert produced two safeties and limited the Rams to just 17 yards rushing. West Chester, billed as the top small college team in the East, was the winner of the Lambert Cup. West Chester had averaged 40 points a game in the regular season.

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UTM - Gordon Lambert safety

Errol Hook, a 155-pound quarterback, made his first start of the season. He set up the first TD and ran four yards for the finale. He was the game’s leading rusher with 73 yards. Played mostly in the rain,UT Martin had 314 yards total offense. UT Martin led 18-8 at the half. The only West Chester score came from a long punt return. Gene Sides booted a school-record 69-yard punt in the contest.

WCS - Dunkleberger 74-yard punt return UTM - Gary Capers 20-yard pass from Allan Cox (PAT) UTM - Lambert safety UTM - Errol Hook 4-yard run (PAT) Attendance: 5,500

WCS UTM First Downs 14 20 Yards Rushing 17 145 Yards Passing 169 169 Passes 18-35-2 12-32-1 Return Yardage 300 87 Punts 7-35 7-42 Yards Penalized 96 88

Above: Errol Hook (13) rushed for 73 yards in the 1967 Tangerine Bowl. Left: Allen Cox (10) had no trouble running through the West Chester State defense.

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November 14, 1988 UT-Martin 23, Butler 6

November 26, 1988 Texas A&I 34, UT Martin 0

MARTIN – UT Martin was successful in its first-ever NCAA Division II Playoff appearance, defeating visiting Butler University of Indianapolis, Ind., in a rain-soaked contest.

KINGSVILLE, Texas -- Host Texas A&I put on a flawless exhibition in ending the Pacers’ hopes in a quarterfinal playoff game.

The Pacer defense limited the nation’s Division II leading rusher and scorer Steve Roberts to 70 yards on 25 attempts. The front four, led by Emanuel McNeil, Jerome Rinehart and Sam Dudley, kept constant pressure on the Bulldogs. The Pacers’ run ‘n’ shoot offense was slowed by the weather. After a scoreless first quarter, UTM posted a strong second frame. Leon Reed fired a 34-yard strike to Andre Langley and

The Pacers were guilty of five turnovers while the Javelinas played error-free football, much to the delight of the partisan and sun-baked crowd. The temperature at kickoff was 95 degrees. Tailback Johnny Bailey would win a total of three Division II Player of the Year Awards, but it was hardrunning fullback Heath Sherman who did the damage. Sherman ran for four TD’s.

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Bottom: Andre Langley catches and runs for a 34yard touchdown against Butler.

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UTM - Andre Langley 34-yard pass from Leon Reed (PAT) UTM - FG Chu 44-yards UTM - FG Chu 49-yards UTM - FG Chu 31-yards UTM - Scottie Mitchell 6-yard run (PAT) BU - John Barron 23-yard pass from Ron Kiolbassa (kick blocked)

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Top: Poster from UT Martin vs. Butler First Round match-up.

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Ki Tok Chu added field goals of 44 and 49 yards. UTM kept control in the second half. The only Butler points came following a fumble by reserve quarterback Mitch Lowery at his own 23.

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A crowd of almost 5,000 braved the inclement weather to cheer the Pacers in the historic contest. A steady rain fell throughout the game on the Pacer Stadium turf, which had been soaked by more than five inches of rain.

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n 1988, UT Martin had four players enter into the ranks of the National Football League draft, believed to be a first for any program below the NCAA Division I level to have that many players selected into a single draft. In addition, three players signed contracts to play in the Canadian Football League, and two others signed NFL free agent contracts.

As an NCAA Division II school, the former Pacers were allotted a total of 40 scholarships. UT Martin posted an 11-2 overall record and was tri-champions of the Gulf South Conference along with advancing to the Division II quarterfinals in 1988. The Pacer draftees included running back John Burch with the Phoenix Cardinals in the eighth round, wide receiver William Mackall with the Indianapolis Colts in the ninth, defensive tackle Emanuel McNeil to the New England Patriots in the 10th,and defensive end Jerome Rinehart to the New York Giants as a linebacker in the 11th. The two players to sign free agent contracts were defensive end Sam Dudley and wide receiver Andre Langley. Dudley inked with the Seattle Seahawks. Langley had a year of eligibility remaining, but as a fifth-year senior opted to enter the pro ranks, signing with the Cardinals. The CFL-bound players included quarterback Leon Reed and receivers Mark Guy and Ernest Jackson. Reed and Jackson signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and Guy with the Saskatchewan Rough Riders.

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SIU UTM First Downs 20 17 Yards Rushing 45-221 42-162 Yards Passing 129 137 Passes 8-14-1 10-16-1 PUNTS 4 4 FUMBLES 0 1 Yards Penalized 5-52 5-40

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CARBONDALE, Ill. - No. 12 UT Martin was 57 seconds from advancing to the second round of the Football Championship when Southern Illinois rallied for a 3630 victory over the visiting Skyhawks. UT Martin finished the season with a 9-3 slate, a share of the Ohio Valley UTM - Don Chapman 1-yard run (PAT) Conference championship and its first-ever appearance in the Division I Football UTM - Jack Greenwood 51-yard interception return (PAT) Championship. The Skyhawks built an early lead by taking advantage of freshman quarterback SIU - Arkee Whitlock 1-yard run (PAT) Greg Preston’s arm. Preston set up one touchdown with a 51-yard strike and then UTM - Justin Glover 4-yard pass from Greg Preston (PAT) hooked up with Justin Glover for a touchdown. The Skyhawks led 21-7 at the half. UTM - Don Chapman 13-yard run SIU’s Arkee Whitlock took over in the third quarter rushing for 112 yards and two touchdowns. He added another touchdown in the fourth quarter giving the SIU - Arkee Whitlock 11-yard run (PAT) Salukis a 28-27 lead. Whitlock ended the game with 207 rushing yards and four SIU - Arkee Whitlock 47-yard run (PAT) touchdowns against the Skyhawks. SIU - Arkee Whitlock 1-yard run (PAT) The Skyhawks took a 30-28 lead with four minutes left in the game when Taylor Brown hit a 34-yard UTM - Taylor Brown 34-yard field goal SIU - Alan Turner 45-yard pass from Nick Hill (2 PT Conv.) field goal. However, Salukis quarterback Nick Hill answered when he hit Alan Turner for a 45-yard touchdown in the final minute of the game. SIU added Attendance- 5694 a two-point conversion and claimed the victory.

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New York Giants Senior VP and General Manager Jerry Reese is in his 10th season as the Giants’ Senior Vice President and General Manager. Reese is one of the most successful general managers in the NFL. His first eight seasons as head of the franchise’s football operations included victories in Super Bowls XLII and XLVI, a 71-57 regular season record and an 8-1 postseason mark. During his tenure the Giants have won two NFC East championships, earned three postseason berths and finished .500 or better in six consecutive seasons. Reese was named the Giants’ Senior Vice President and General Manager on Jan. 16, 2007. He succeeded Ernie Accorsi, who had held the positions for nine years before retiring. Reese has been a member of the Giants organization since 1994. Prior to becoming the G.M., he spent four seasons as the team’s Director of Player Personnel. Reese coordinated the Giants’ college scouting, was in charge of the team’s draft preparation and ran the draft room as the players were selected. When Accorsi retired, the team’s ownership selected Reese as the team’s third general manager since 1979, when the late George Young assumed the position. Young held the position until 1997, when Accorsi took over. Accorsi, who had helped convince Reese to leave college scouting and join the pro personnel department of the Giants, promoted him and championed his cause. The selection of Reese was historic, as he was the third African-American general manager in NFL history, joining Baltimore’s Ozzie Newsome and Houston’s Rick Smith. It was particularly poignant for Reese to learn of his appointment on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. While serving as the Giants’ Director of Player Personnel, Reese oversaw all aspects of the team’s college scouting. During his tenure as personnel director, the Giants drafted Eli Manning, Osi Umenyiora, David Diehl, David Tyree, Chris Snee, Gibril Wilson, Justin Tuck, Brandon Jacobs, Barry Cofield, Corey Webster and Kiwanuka, all of whom played big roles in the 2007 championship season and beyond. Reese originally joined the Giants’ scouting department on Dec. 15, 1994. In the spring of 1999, he became Dave Gettleman’s assistant in the pro personnel department. In that position, he scouted the Giants’ upcoming opponents and evaluated NFL players. Reese was promoted to Director of Player Personnel on May 1, 2002. Reese came to the Giants after a successful playing and coaching career at the University of Tennessee at Martin. During his college playing career (1981-84), Reese was honored as a two-time All-Gulf South Conference pick. He is among the leaders on UT-Martin’s all-time career list in interceptions. Reese led the team with seven interceptions in 1982 and was UT-Martin's leading tackler in 1984 with 99. Reese was GSC Defensive Player of the Week three times during his career and was named team MVP following his senior season.

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Following his playing career, Reese served as a student assistant and as a graduate assistant before becoming a full-time coach of the secondary from 1995 1988 through 1993. He moved to receivers coach and assumed the assistant head coach title in January of 1993. In 2008, Reese was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.

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Tomlin was part of the UT Martin staff during the 1997 season, under the direction of Skyhawk head coach Jim Marshall.

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Former UT Martin assistant coach Mike Tomlin, joined the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 16th head coach in team history on January 21, 2007. Tomlin replaced the legendary Bill Cower and became the second youngest head coach in the NFL.

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Player Pos. Team Years Romel Andrews DE Hamilton Tiger-Cats (C) 1986-87, 90-95 Tony Bell LB Tennessee Titans 2015 *John Burch RB Phoenix Cardinals 1989 Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks (WLAF) 1991 Jeremy Butler WR Baltimore Ravens 2014-15 Mark Calixte LB Calgary Stampeders (C) 2003 Hunter Carter LB Jacksonville Sharks (W) 1974 Tony Champion WR Hamilton Tiger-Cats (C) 1985-88, 90-92 San Diego Chargers 1987 Green Bay Packers 1990 Ed Cochran OG Miami Dolphins 1969 *Mike Crangle DE New Orleans Saints 1972 Sam Dudley DE Seattle Seahawks 1989 *Bobby Fowler RB New York Jets 1962 Ronald George WR New Orleans Saints 1978 Joe Gibbs OT St. Louis Rams 2010 Green Bay Packers 2012 Mark Guy WR Saskatchewan Roughriders (C) 1989-90 Mickey Hamilton PK Pittsburgh Steelers 1977 Bobby Hayes RB Denver Broncos 1968 Nate Holmes RB Miami Dolphins 1973 Cedric Hosea RB Seattle Seahawks 1988 San Diego Chargers 1989 *Montori Hughes DT Indianapolis Colts 2013-15 Ernest Jackson WR Winnipeg Blue Bombers (C) 1989 Ben Johnson LB Kansas City Chiefs 2014 Corey Jordan TE Jacksonville Jaguars 2015 Gordon Lambert DE Denver Broncos 1968-69 Andre Langley WR Phoenix Cardinals 1989 Detroit Drive (A) 1992-93 Mass Marauders (A) 1994 Charlotte Rage (A) 1995-96 *Ron Lewellen DT Oakland Raiders 1967 *William Mackall WR Indianapolis Colts 1989 *Emanuel McNeil DT New England Patriots 1989 New York Jets 1990 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (C) 1991-92 Paul Manard LB Houston Oilers 1973 *Julian Nunamaker DT Buffalo Bills 1968-72 Terry Peppers C Dallas Cowboys 1972 Jimmy Randolph DB Pittsburgh Steelers 1978 Paul Randolph LB Kansas City Chiefs 1988 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (C) 1989-95 Montreal Alouettes (C) 1996-97 Leon Reed QB Winnipeg Blue Bombers (C) 1989-94 *Jerome Rinehart DE New York Giants 1989 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (C) 1989-92 DJ Roberts DE Baltimore Ravens 2014 Gene Sides P Houston Oilers 1968 Quentin Sims WR New England Patriots 2013 Nick Stamper DB Baltimore Ravens 2003 Charles Sweeton OT Denver Broncos 2015 *Joe Taffoni OG New York Giants 1967-73 Jim Thornhill DT Cleveland Browns 1972 Fred Thomas DB Seattle Seahawks 1995-99 New Orleans Saints 2000-present Abou Toure RB Indianapolis Colts 2015 Larry Washington RB Edmonton Eskimos (C) 1977-80 Danny Watkins LB Oakland Raiders 1978 *David Williams DB Atlanta Falcons 1978 Dana Witten WR Pittsburgh Steelers 1978

Quentin Sims New England Patriots

DJ Roberts, Baltimore Ravens

*Draft selections, others signed as free agents (C) Canadian Football League (W) World Football League (WLAF) World League of American Football (A) Arena Football League

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-DGary Doble (1989) -ERoss Elder (2013) T.H. “Skeeter” Ellis (1987) Wilbur Edmiston (1988)

-HGeorge Horton (1986) Bobby Hayes (1987) Nate Holmes (1988) Errol Hook (1990) Mickey Hamilton (2011) Bill Haney (2001)

-ZGeorge Zarecor (1993)

Started: 1983 First Inductees: Floyd Burdette, Robert Carroll, Bobby Fowler, H. Kirk Grantham, Leonard Hamilton, Julian Nunamaker, Pat Head Summitt and J. Frank Taylor. Purpose: To identify and honor in a permanent manner those individuals who have achieved excellence in athletics at the University of Tennessee at Martin along with those others who have contributed greatly to the advancement of athletics at the university. Qualifications: An athlete must have earned at least two letters in one sport or one letter in two sports at UT Martin. A coach or athletic administrator must have attained excellence deserving induction while a member of the staff at UT Martin. While an athlete need not have graduated from UT Martin to qualify for induction, there is a waiting period of five years following an athlete’s final season of competition before he/she can be considered for induction.

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-JDonnie Jones (2004)

-RPaul Reddick (1984) Ralph Rutland (1985) Jerry Reese (1995) Leon Reed (1997) Paul Randolph (1999)

-WLarry Washington (2012) Danny Watkins (2000) Guy Wadley (2001) Dr. Ed Welles (1992) Richard Whitfield (1991) Dana Wittern (2007) John Wright (2006)

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-GH. Kirk Grantham (1983) Charles G. Gordon (1989) Terry Giltner (1990) W. Ralph Graves (1992)

-PFred Pickard (2005) Vernon Prather (1987) Clifton Pritchett (1984)

-VElmer Vaughn (1986)

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-FBobby Fowler (1983) Howard Finley (1994)

-NJulian Nunamaker (1983)

-TFrank Taylor (1983) Mike Taylor (2015) Joe Taffoni (1989) Fred Thomas (2010)

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-CRobert Carroll (1983) Tony Champion (2010) Ki Tok Chu (2009) Mike Coffron (1994) Deslode Collins (2008) Allan Cox (1990)

-MGeorge Macintyre (2007) William Mackall (1996) Lee Mayo (2013) Don McLeary (2006) Roland McMackin (1988) Emanuel McNeil (1995)

-SRon Schomaker (1991) Larry Shanks (1987) Halliday T. Short (1989) Alvin Smalls (1992) Darrell Smith (1986)

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-BRandy Barnes (2004) Lionel Barrett (1985) Jack Beeler (2013) Mike Beeler (1991) Clay Blalack (2003) John Burch (1998-99)

-LHugh Lashlee (1984) Gordon Lambert (1985) Marvin Long (1986) Mark Luttrell (1986) Jim Love (1988) Ron Lewellen (1989)

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-AGrady Andrews (2002) Romel “Zeek” Andrews (2008)

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For more than 80 years, the UT Martin football stadium has been home to countless games, screaming fans, and numerous gridiron legends. This field was one of the first lighted stadiums in West Tennessee. In 2001 against Gardner-Webb, the stadium was named in honor of Hardy M. Graham a long time donor and supporter of the university. Graham’s financial contributions to the university have exceeded $1 million over the past 40 years.

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The playing surface was officially named H. K. Grantham Field in 1974 when UT Martin hosted Nicholls State. Grantham was the coach of the football, baseball, and men’s basketball teams. He also headed the department of physical education and served as director of athletics. The stadium accommodates 7,500 fans with nearly 1,900 chairback seats. About 1,200 are located on the east side while 400 chairbacks are located on the west side. A new artificial surface, Field Turf, replaced the natural grass on H.K. Grantham Field. The new playing surface features orange end zones with UT Martin and Skyhawks stitched in each end zone.

After the 2015 season concluded, the press box was demolished, clearing the way for a new press box project. The four floor project houses a new academic support and club level, along with a new press box, visiting locker room, concessions and classrooms. The project will open prior to the 2016 season.

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Funding for this building came primarily from private donations through the "Building For the Future" campaign. The building is named in honor of coach Bob Carroll.

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This facility serves as the home of the Skyhawk football team. The 17,000 square-foot facility is located in the south end zone of Graham Stadium and has office space for all football personnel, meeting rooms, a locker room, a training room, equipment room and a multi-purpose room with a glass wall overlooking the field.


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The athletic training staff uses a comprehensive approach to the injury care and wellness of student-athletes by utilizing state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment equipment with the latest methods in the care and prevention of injuries.

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Assistant Athletic Director Bart Belew is in his 17th year as head athletic trainer. Belew, a UT Martin graduate, went on to earn a master’s degree and serve as a graduate assistant at Ole Miss where he worked with both the football and baseball programs before a stint at Freed-Hardeman led him to a return to his alma mater in 2000 as the head athletic trainer. He currently has a staff of four full-time certified athletic trainers.

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The Skyhawk Fieldhouse athletic training room was renovated in 2007 as part of a $1.9 million dollar renovation of the entire Skyhawk Fieldhouse and Kathleen and Tom Elam Center. Included in the renovation was an updated whirlpool rehabilitation room where student-athletes can receive aqua rehabilitation and treatment. The athletic training room also contains multiple examination stations with the latest in rehabilitation equipment.

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With three Skyhawk training room locations throughout the UT Martin athletic facilities, student-athletes can be assured of receiving the best medical attention and rehabilitation available. The primary athletic training room facilities are located in the Skyhawk Fieldhouse. There are also satellite athletic training room locations in the Bob Carroll Football Building and near Pat Head Summitt Court in Skyhawk Arena.

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The athletic training staff is one support group that the athletic teams cannot do without. They are responsible for staffing all practices and games as well as handling the day-to-day rehabilitation of injured or post-surgery student-athletes.

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The athletic training staff is surrounded by many qualified and generous team doctors, through a partnership with Sports Orthopedic and Spine of Jackson, Tenn..


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Mission Statement

The mission of the UTM Skyhawk Strength and Conditioning program is to maximize the potential of the Student-Athletes by teaching work ethic, team values, discipline, and leadership. The

Student-Athletes sport though scientifically based strength and conditioning programs. number one goal is to create a safe environment for the

to excel at their

The Training programs are designed to increase the Athlete's strength, speed, agility, flexibility, conditioning, and explosiveness – all components in developing a complete collegiate athlete.

Equipment 24 x 10 yards of turf

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10 Hammer strength Full racks

2 Hammer Strength plate loaded belt squats

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1 Hammer Strength plate loaded ISO Row

10 Olympic Intek barbells

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10 Standard barbells

1 Hammer Strength plate loaded Manual neck

Dumbbells from 25lbs to 120lbs

1 Hammer Strength plate loaded Leg Curl

VTX Rubber Olympic plates – 300 lbs. per rack

1 Hammer Strength plate loaded Leg Extension

Intek Plates - 465 lbs. per rack

1 Hammer Strength Seated Calf Raise

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1 Legend Fitness Eight-Stack Jungle Cable Pull

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Above: Skyhawk rifle member Dakotah Faught notched a piece of history after appearing in back-to-back NCAA Championships along with earning All-American honors.

Above: Lester Hudson became the first Skyhawk in history to be selected in the NBA Draft when he was drafted by the Boston Celtics in 2009. A two-time OVC Male Athlete of the Year, he led the UT Martin men’s basketball team to its first-ever OVC regular season championship in 2008-09. The only player in NCAA Division-I history to accumulate a quadruple-double, he has suited up for the NBA’s Boston Celtics (200910), Memphis Grizzlies (2009-10, 2011-12), Washington Wizards (2010-11), Cleveland Cavaliers (2011-12) and Los Angeles Clippers (2014-15) since graduating from UT Martin.

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Above: Skyhawk defensive lineman Montori Hughes became the 12th UT Martin football player to be drafted after going in the fifth round at pick 139 overall to the Indianapolis Colts in 2013 and first since 1996.

Above: Heather Butler became the first player in UT Martin and Ohio Valley Conference history to play in the WNBA after signing with the San Antonio Stars. She left the Skyhawks as the program and conference’s all-time leading scorer with 2,865 career points, ranking 16th in NCAA history. Her 392 career 3-pointers tied the NCAA all-time record while scoring double figures in all 129 games of her career, ranking as the second longest streak in history.

Right: The Skyhawk golf team won the program’s first-ever OVC Championship while also producing the OVC individual champion for the second straight year.

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Volleyball (2001) Volleyball (2002)** Women’s Tennis (2005) Football (2006)

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Softball (2009)* Soccer (2009) Softball (2010) Women’s Basketball (2011)* Above: The Skyhawk women’s basketball team notched the program’s third consecutive OVC regular season title while posting the team’s first postseason victory since 1999 with a win at Memphis in the first round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

Women’s Tennis (2011) Soccer (2011)*

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Women’s Basketball (2012)**

Soccer (2012)** Women’s Basketball (2013)* Soccer (2013) Women’s Basketball (2014)**

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Above: UT Martin women’s tennis team won the program’s first OVC regular season title since 2011 while seeing head coach Dennis Taylor be named OVC Coach of the Year while Sarah Candeloro and Hitomi Naito earned All-OVC first team honors.

Men’s Golf (2016)* *OVC Tournament Championship **Team Won OVC Regular-Season and Tournament Titles

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NOTABLE ALUMNI –Jerry Reese New York Giants Senior VP and General Manager

Pat Head Summitt Tennessee Lady Vols Head Coach Emeritus

• Dr. Margaret Perry (‘61) is chancellor emeritus –Lin Dunn of the University of Tennessee at Martin and Retired Indiana Fever was the first female head of a Tennessee fourHead Basketball Coach year college or university. • Dr. Shirley Raines (‘67) is president of the University of Memphis. • Dr. Nick Dunagan (‘68) is chancellor emeritus of The University of Tennessee at Martin. • Houston Gordon (‘68) is a former UT Board of Trustees member and an attorney in Covington, Tenn. • Dr. C. Pat Taylor (‘68) is president of Southwest Baptist University in Missouri. Bill Rhodes • Lin Dunn (‘69) is the retired head coach Auto Zone for the Indiana Fever, winning a WNBA Chairman, President and CEO championship in 2012 • Leonard Hamilton (‘71) is head coach of the Florida State University men’s basketball team. • Pat Summitt (‘74) is head coach emeritus of the eight-time national champion Lady Vols basketball team. • Bill Rhodes (‘87) is the chairman, president and CEO of AutoZone. • Dr. Christy Shaffer (‘81) is president and CEO of • Tasha Blakney (‘96) is attorney and partner at Eldridge and Blakney, P.C., in Knoxville, Tenn. Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Durham, N.C. • Stan Bell (‘85) is a well-known radio personality • Trent Latta (‘98) is principal and COO at Structural Affiliates International, Inc., in Nashville, Tenn. in Memphis. • Dr. Amanda Raley Lowery (’02) is the first UT Martin engineering student to earn a doctoral • Jerry Reese (‘87, ‘88) is senior vice president degree and is a research associate in the Vanderbilt University Department of Biomedical and general manager of the NFL’s New York Engineering. Giants. • Charlie Neese (‘92) is a meteorologist at News Channel 5 in Nashville. 2006 OVC CHAMPIONS • 2016 UT MARTIN FOOTBALL GUIDE • back-to-back SGT. YORK TROPHY


INTERVIEW POLICIES Media interviews with players and coaches are encouraged, and every effort will be made to accommodate media requests. In-person interviews are preferred. Telephone interviews can be arranged through the sports information office. The best time to reach head coach Jason Simpson is weekdays between 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

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RYNE RICKMAN Sports Information Director (Men’s Basketball, Volleyball, Golf, Women’s Tennis, Rodeo, Equestrian and Beach Volleyball)

ALEX BOGGIS Assistant Sports Information Director (Football, Women’s Basketball, Softball, Cross Country and Track)

Office Phone: 731-881-7694 Cell Phone: 618-357-1536 E-Mail: daboggis@utm.edu

ON THE WEB A wealth of resources for the UT Martin sports information department can be found at www.UTMSports.com. The site features updated schedules, rosters, player information, scores and statistics. SKYHAWKS IN PRINT The name of our institution is The University of Tennessee at Martin and if abbreviated, should be referred to as UT Martin. The University of Tennessee at Martin should be used as the first reference in a news story. UT Martin should be used in subsequent references and UTM is acceptable in headlines. TennesseeMartin, UT-Martin, UT or Martin should never be used. The description Skyhawks should be used to represent all UT Martin athletic teams. Lady-Skyhawks or Hawks should never be used.

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Office Phone: 731-881-7632 Cell Phone: 270-703-2601 E-Mail: rrickman@utm.edu

PRESS BOX The Hardy M. Graham Stadium press box is located off University Street, directly above the bleacher seating area. Internet access is available in the press box, or upon request from the UT Martin sports information office. Media parking is located in the general parking lot in front of the main entrance. There is no charge for parking.

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CREDENTIALS Requests for season or single-game working media credentials may be made through Ryne Rickman and the Sports Information Office by e-mail or fax (731) 881-7624. Passes may be picked up in advance at the Sports Information Office or on game day at the will call window at Hardy M. Graham Stadium.

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POSTGAME AVAILABILITIES Players and coaches will be available for interviews in the multipurpose room of the Bob Carroll Football Building, after a brief cooling-off period at the conclusion of each game. Media will be provided full stat packages upon completion of each game. Skyhawk head coach Jason Simpson and selected players will be made available upon request. Requests for players will be taken near the end of each game. Space will be made available following post game interviews for filing stories.

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OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE Now in its 69th year, the Ohio Valley Conference continues to build on the success that has made it the nation’s eighth-oldest NCAA Division I conference. In May 2011 the Conference expanded for the second time in four years, adding Belmont University which began competition in the 2012-13 academic year. The addition of Belmont gave the OVC 12 members, the most the league has had at one time in its illustrious history. The move added a second team in the city of Nashville and was the first addition to the league since Southern Illinois University Edwardsville joined in 2008. Subsequently, the league has shown its stability over the past decade, seeing only one member institution depart over the past 16 years. The 2009-10 school year saw a change in leadership as Beth DeBauche was named the seventh full-time Commissioner in league history on July 28, 2009. The last three commissioners of the OVC have moved onto jobs as the commissioner of the Big Ten, Big 12 and the MidAmerican Conferences. The OVC’s proud history dates back to 1948, but seeds for the new league were actually planted in 1941. It was then that Roy Stewart, the athletics director at Murray eth e auche State, Charles “Turkey” Hughes, the athletics director at Commissioner Eastern Kentucky, and Kelly Thompson, the public relations director at Western Kentucky, first broached the idea of forming a new conference. Discussions were put on hold by World War II, but reemerged February 27-28, 1948 at the Kentucky Hotel in Louisville as the three original institutions combined with Morehead State, Louisville and Evansville to form the OVC. In the 1950s, the OVC became a pioneer on a much more significant scale socially. During times of racial segregation, league member Morehead State became one of the first non-traditionally black mid-southern institutions to accept a black student. In 1958 Marshall Banks earned athletically-related aid at Morehead, which signed a second black athlete, Howard Murphy, a year later. In 1961 Murphy earned all-conference recognition as a halfback in football. With racial barriers broken, the rest of the institutions in the league began to provide educational and athletic opportunities to African-Americans. After Title IX legislation passed in 1972, women’s athletics began a rebirth on the national scene as the NCAA began sponsoring and marketing women’s sports. Recognizing the need to provide increased opportunities for female athletes, the OVC began formulating plans for women’s athletics in 1975 and established women’s championships in the sports of basketball, tennis and track in 1977, with cross country and volleyball added over the next four years. Those sports were initially governed by the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW), but the overall strength of women’s programs in the league was demonstrated by the automatic bids the OVC instantly received when the NCAA became the governing body in 1982. The conference added women’s golf and softball in 1994 and women’s soccer in 1998. Through the past 68 years, 15 teams have won or shared the league’s football title. The list is led by Eastern Kentucky, winner of 21 outright or shared football crowns, which is tied for the most in Football Championship Subdivision history (with Massachusetts). Among OVC teams, former member Middle Tennessee is next with 11 titles, followed by Tennessee Tech with 10, and Murray State and former member Western Kentucky with eight apiece. Eastern Illinois has claimed seven football crowns and Jacksonville State has five, while Morehead State, Tennessee State and former members Evansville and East Tennessee State have captured two apiece. Austin Peay, Southeast Missouri, UT Martin and former member Youngstown State have one title apiece. Murray State and Evansville tied for the initial football championship, and the Racers participated in the first-ever bowl game by an OVC team, tying Sul Ross State 21-21 in the 1948 Tangerine Bowl. From 1948 to 1975, OVC teams played in 15 bowl games, winning eight of them. Eastern Kentucky and Western Kentucky were also participants in the NCAA Division II playoffs in the early and mid-1970s prior to the NCAA’s reclassification of football programs into Division I-AA. The term “I-AA” lasted until the end of the 2006 season when it was changed to Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The first Division I-AA/FCS football playoff was held in 1978 with only four teams, which is the only year through present day that the OVC did not field a playoff representative. In 1979, four of the nation’s top teams were invited to the playoffs, and two of them - Eastern Kentucky and Murray State - were from the OVC. Murray dropped its semifinal game to Lehigh, but the Colonels nipped Nevada-Reno in double overtime and claimed the national championship a week later with a 30-7 victory over Lehigh. EKU was coached by former All-America quarterback Roy Kidd, who was in his 16th year at the helm of his alma mater and who skippered the Colonels to a second national title three years later. Following the 2002 season, Kidd retired after 39 years at EKU; upon retirement, he ranked sixth all-time among Division I coaches with 315 victories, earning him a spot in the College Football Hall of Fame. EKU’s now 21 FCS playoff appearances are the second for the most all-time (behind only Montana’s 24 berths). In addition to Kidd, other coaching legends in the OVC include Charles “Bubber” Murphy, who coached at Middle Tennessee from 1947-1968, Western Kentucky’s Jimmy Feix (1968-83), Wilburn Tucker (1954-67) and Don Wade (1968-82) of Tennessee Tech, Bill Ferguson (1967-77) of Murray State, Guy Penny (1959-67) of Morehead State and Boots Donnelly (1977-78 at Austin Peay; 19791998 at Middle Tennessee). Following the 2011 season Eastern Illinois head coach Bob Spoo retired after 25 years at the school (the last 16 as members of the OVC). In his time as an OVC coach he compiled 92 total victories (fifth-most in league history) and 68 OVC wins (fourth-most in league history) and was inducted into the OVC Hall of Fame in 2012. In 2016 former Murray State head coach Frank Beamer (1981-86) was inducted into the OVC Hall of Fame; he introduced his wide tackle six defense to the OVC and compiled a 43-23-2 record with the Racers before leaving for his alma mater Virginia Tech where he won 280 games of 29 seasons. A sampling of former OVC football stars, some of whom were All-Americans during their collegiate careers before achieving stardom at the professional ranks, include Jim Youngblood and Larry Schreiber (Tennessee Tech), Phil Simms (Morehead State), Virgil Livers and Dale Lindsey (Western Kentucky), Myron Guyton and Chad Bratzke (Eastern Kentucky), Cortland Finnegan (Samford) and Tony Romo and Jimmy Garoppolo (Eastern Illinois). In 2008, former Tennessee State standout Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie became just the fourth NFL First Round draft pick in OVC history when he was selected 16th overall by the Arizona Cardinals. He would break into the starting lineup halfway through his rookie season and started at cornerback for the Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. The 2007 season marked a return to scholarship football and the OVC for the Austin Peay Governors. Following the 1996 season the Governors dropped scholarship football and competed as both an independent (1997-00, 2006) and as a member of the Pioneer Football League (2001-05). The 2007 season also brought new vernacular to the Ohio Valley Conference and the division formerly known as I-AA. Beginning with the 2006 National Championship game the term I-AA

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was changed to NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in a decision by the Division I Board of Directors. The new label was chosen to communicate in a positive and clear manner the unique differences between Division I football categories (chiefly, the post-season opportunity) while still defining them within the Division I experience. The FCS includes programs that compete in an effort to participate in the NCAA championship postseason structure (one of 90 NCAA national championships) as opposed to the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) which competes in an effort to participate in the postseason bowl system (the 41 NCAA-licensed events which includes the College Football Playoff). In 2010 Southeast Missouri State, picked to finish seventh in the preseason poll, compiled a 7-1 Conference record on the way to its first OVC Championship since joining the league in 1991. Overall the Redhawks were 9-2 during the regular season and earned a berth in the FCS Playoffs, its first playoff berth at any level in the program’s 104-year history. Southeast would lose to eventual national champion Eastern Washington in the second round of the playoffs. Head coach Tony Samuel capped the year by winning the Sports Network’s Eddie Robinson Award, given to the National Coach of the Year. Samuel was the second OVC coach to win the award (joining Murray State’s Houston Nutt who won the award in 1995). For only the second time in league history in 2011, three teams shared the OVC football championship, as Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech finished with 6-2 records. The only other time in league history more than two champions were crowned at the end of the year was 1962 (when four teams shared the crown). In 2012 Eastern Illinois became just the fourth football team in OVC history to go from worstto-first in winning the OVC Championship. The Panthers were led by head coach Dino Babers who became just the fourth first-year head coach to win an OVC Championship (joining Boots Donnelly in 1977, Jason Simpson in 2006 and Dean Hood in 2008 – Jacksonville State head coach John Grass would become the fifth coach to achieve that feat in 2014). During the year Eastern Illinois junior wide receiver Erik Lora shattered the FCS single-season receptions record, hauling in 136 passes in 12 games; that mark was 13 more than the previous NCAA record and 44 more than the previous OVC mark. In 2013 Eastern Illinois repeated as OVC Champions behind Walter Payton Award winner Jimmy Garoppolo. The quarterback became just the second OVC player to earn the National Player of the Year Award, joining former EIU signal caller Tony Romo (2002). Garoppolo passed for 5,050 yards (second most in NCAA single-season history) and 53 touchdowns (fourth in NCAA history) in leading the Panthers to a 12-2 record and berth to the quarterfinals of the FCS Playoffs. Garoppolo was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, becoming just the fifth OVC player selected in that round and just the fifth OVC quarterback ever selected (and first since 1998). The 2013 season saw the OVC snap a 19-game playoff losing streak dating back to the 2000 season. Tennessee State shutout Butler (marking the first OVC road playoff victory since 1986) to snap the streak while later that day Jacksonville State smashed Samford in the first round. A week later Eastern Illinois beat Tennessee State while Jacksonville State won at McNeese State to each advance to the quarterfinals; that marked the first time the OVC put two teams in the quarterfinals in the same season since 1991. Overall the four total playoff wins in the same season established a new OVC record. In 2015 Jacksonville State ascended to No. 1 in both major Top 25 polls, becoming the first OVC team to be ranked No. 1 since the 1999 season. The Gamecocks would go on to complete its second-straight 8-0 Conference mark and won three playoff games to become the first OVC team to advance to the Division I National Championship Game since 1982 (Eastern Kentucky). JSU lost to North Dakota State in the title game but finished the year 13-2 overall and ranked No. 2 in the final Top 25 polls. Head coach John Grass became the first OVC coach honored as the AFCA National Coach of the Year while quarterback Eli Jenkins was named the FCS ADA National Quarterback of the Year, finishing the year with 2,788 passing and 1,161 rushing yards (one of just three Division I quarterbacks – FBS or FCS - to achieve those numbers during the year). A first in the OVC occurred in 2008, when the league had a first round draft pick in both the NFL (Tennessee State’s Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) and Major League Baseball (Eastern Kentucky’s Christian Friedrich) Drafts in the same school year. A year later (2009) the league had a Major League Baseball First Round Compensation Round pick (Eastern Illinois’ Tyler Kehrer who was No. 48 overall) and NBA Second Round pick (UT Martin’s Lester Hudson) in the same season. The playing field is not the only place where OVC athletes are working hard. The league also recognizes excellence in the classroom. Six Scholar-Athlete Awards are presented yearly to male and female athletes, while others are commended for their academic success by being Medal of Honor recipients or earning a spot on the Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Additionally, the league annually presents one institutional Academic Achievement Award, as well as separate team awards in each Conference-sponsored sport. Since the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America program began, the Ohio Valley Conference has had 250 student-athletes honored with the award, including 58 over the last six years (2010-16). Through the early years of the league, administrators wrestled with fan behavior due to the close proximity of the Conference members and the intense rivalries which developed. Just as it did decades ago, the OVC took the leadership role on what has become a national issue. In 1995, the OVC implemented a first-of-its-kind “Sportsmanship Statement,” a policy which promotes principles of fair play, ethical conduct and respect for one’s opponent. The statement has become a model for others to follow across the nation, and has answered the challenge of the NCAA Presidents Commission to improve sportsmanship in collegiate athletics. Additionally, the OVC annually presents the Steve Hamilton Sportsmanship Award, in honor of the former Morehead State student-athlete, coach and athletics director, to a junior or senior student-athlete with significant athletic contributions who best exemplifies the characteristics of sportsmanship and citizenship. Most recently, the Conference has also implemented the OVC Institutional and Team Sportsmanship Awards, which are presented to one institution and 18 sport-specific teams voted by their peers to have best exhibited the standards of sportsmanship and ethical conduct as outlined by the OVC and NCAA. The vision of leadership demonstrated by the Founding Fathers in 1948 remains alive today as the Ohio Valley Conference prepares for the future. One example is in regard to the current trend in collegiate athletics administration for increased involvement of university presidents in setting policies and making rules. The presidents of OVC institutions, however, have always governed the Conference, long before presidential governance became a national theme. The Ohio Valley Conference sponsors the following sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis and track for men, and basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track and volleyball for women. In addition, the OVC also sponsors the combined men’s and women’s sport of rifle. Now in its seventh decade of competition, the Ohio Valley Conference has grown significantly from its humble beginnings while increasing the number of athletics opportunities it provides for students. Current league representatives include charter members Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University and Murray State University, along with Austin Peay State University, Belmont University, Eastern Illinois University, Jacksonville State University, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Tennessee State University, Tennessee Technological University and the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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The winners are selected from a group of nominees by OVC Faculty Athletics Representatives. To be eligible, honorees must have at least a 3.25 GPA and Ohio Valley Conference.

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