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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 Tennessee State*/Austin Peay 2008 Tennessee State 2009 Tennessee Tech 2010 UT Martin 2011 Tennessee State*/Tennessee Tech 2012 Tennessee State*/UT Martin 2013 Tennessee State 2014 UT Martin 2015 UT Martin 2016 UT Martin*/Tennessee State/Tennessee Tech *Took home the trophy due to winning the tiebreaker 2

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2017 UT MARTIN FOOTBALL: QUICK FACTS

UT MARTIN SKYHAWKS FOOTBALL SCHOOL INFORMATION

Name of School: UT Martin Location: Martin, Tenn. Founded: 1900, Senior College 1951 Enrollment: 6,705 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 Chancellor: Dr. Keith Carver Director of Athletics: Kurt McGuffin Ticket Office Phone: (731) 881-7207 Football Building Phone: (731) 881-7670

TEAM INFORMATION 2016 Overall Record: 2016 Conference Finish: Basic Offense: Basic Defense: Players Returning Offense: 32 Players Lost Offense: 20 Starters Returning/Lost Offense: 6/6

7-5 6-2 (2nd) Multiple 3-3-5

H: 5-0 A: 2-5 H: 4-0 A: 2-2

Defense: 34

S/T: 4 Total: 70

Defense: 12

S/T: 2 Total: 34

Defense: 7/4

Total: 13/10

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

Jason Simpson Southern Miss, 1995 72-54 (11 seasons) 72-54 (11 seasons)

PROGRAM HISTORY First Year of Football: 1925 First Year of Division I FCS: 1992 All-Time Record: 358-472-18 All-Time OVC Record: 78-114 OVC Championships: 1 (2006) FCS Playoff Appearances: 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

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INSIDE THE GUIDE:

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

COACHING/and SUPPORT STAFF

Head Coach Jason Simpson..................................................7-10 Assistant Coaches................................................................7-18 Support Staff......................................................................19-20

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

Team Breakdown...................................................................... 60 2017 Rosters......................................................................23-47 Senior Player Bios. .............................................................23-33 Player Bios.........................................................................34-47

SEASON PREVIEW

Season Outlook. ................................................................49-52 Opponents..........................................................................55-56 Series Records vs. Opponents...............................................57-58 Position/State Breakdown. ....................................................... 59 2016

IN REVIEW

2016 Recap........................................................................61-62 Statistics. ...........................................................................63-70 2016 In Photos....................................................................... 71 Game-by-Game Recaps. ......................................................72-83

PROGRAM RECORD BOOK

Record Book......................................................................84-99 All-Time Results. .............................................................100-104 Year-by-Year Results.......................................................105-110 All-Time Roster...............................................................111-114 All Conference Players of the Year. ................................115-116 All-Americans. ..................................................................... 117 All-Conference Selections..................................................... 118 All-Time Head Coaches...................................................119-120 Championships................................................................121-124 NFL Connections. ..........................................................125-127 UT Martin Hall of Fame. ........................................................ 128

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Hardy M. Graham Stadium..............................................131-132 Athletic Training.............................................................133-134 Strength and Conditioning..............................................135-136 Skyhawk Athletics...........................................................137-138 Notable Alumni. .................................................................... 139 Media Information................................................................. 140 Ohio Valley Conference.................................................141-142 Skyhawk Radio Network......................................................... 143 Kurt McGuffin, Director of Athletics. .................................... 144

CREDITS The 2017 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, Raffe Lazarian, Courtney Metzger and Trevor Ruszkowski along with special contributions from the New York Giants, 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. E05-0416-00-003-18

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PRESEASON NOTES

SKYHAWKS PICKED TO FINISH SECOND 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 17. UT Martin was selected to finish second in the preseason poll as voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. The Skyhawks tallied 107 overall points along with a pair of first place votes, receiving the highest preseason ranking since 2009.

THE SIMPSON CHRONICLES UT Martin football coach 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 12th season at the helm of the program, Simpson ranks as the longest tenured coach in the league while ranking first among active OVC coaches with 72 wins - sitting eighth in OVC history. With one more win, Simpson will tie Jacksonville State’s Jack Crowe for seventh on the all-time wins list with 73. In OVC play alone, Simpson has a career mark of 5731 through 11 seasons, more than doubling the program’s 20-win total which stretched through 14 seasons before his tenure. OVC SUPREMACY Since the 2006 season, UT Martin has ranked as one of the best programs in the Ohio Valley Conference after winning just 20 games in the team’s first 14 years in the league. The Skyhawks have clinched their fourth winning season in the past five years while finishing .500 or above in conference play since 2006 - posting five top-two finishes during the span. Year UTM JSU EKU EIU 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 Total

6-2 7-0 2-6 4-4 6-2 8-0 5-3 7-1 5-3 8-0 6-2 5-3 5-3 5-3 4-4 8-0 6-2 5-3 6-2 6-1 4-4 6-2 6-2 1-7 5-3 6-2 5-2 2-6 4-4 *6-1 5-3 6-2 6-2 6-2 7-1 3-5 4-4 5-3 8-0 7-1 6-1 5-3 5-3 7-1 57-30 67-19 59-28 56-31

BIG MEN LEAD THE WAY Since 2013 the Skyhawks have formed one of the best offensive lines in the Ohio Valley Conference, conceding only 65 sacks in 47 games. Additionally, the Skyhawks have allowed the lowest sacks per dropbacks percentage (4.09 percent) in the OVC. In that same span, the UT Martin offensive line has helped the Skyhawks average 415.4 yards of total offense and 30.1 points per outing. 2016 Sacks Per Dropback Percentage Team Att Sacks DBs 1. UT Martin 362 15 377 2. Eastern Kentucky 391 18 409 3. Eastern Illinois 362 15 377 4. Tennessee State 315 16 331 5. Jacksonville State 318 19 337 6. Southeast Missouri 364 23 387 7. Murray State 477 37 514 8. Austin Peay 291 28 319 9. Tennessee Tech 351 38 389

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% 3.98 4.40 4.81 4.83 5.64 5.94 7.20 8.78 9.77

SGT YORK TROPHY CONTROL For the third consecutive year UT Martin retained the annual Sgt. York Trophy which pits Tennessee members of the Ohio Valley Conference for state supremacy in 2016. UT Martin would post a 2-1 mark in the series to mark a three-way tie for the trophy while retaining the league’s traveling trophy for the fifth time in program history – accomplishing the feat in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Skyhawks hold a 21-9 all-time record in the series – the best mark of the four Tennessee OVC schools (Austin Peay, Tennessee State and Tennessee Tech). TAKING IT UP A NOTCH UT Martin has been no stranger to playing competition from the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) over the years. The Skyhawks will have played 20 different FBS games since 2006, including a stretch from 2011-16 in which UT Martin played at least two FBS games per year. 2017 - Ole Miss 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

SKYHAWKS IN THE NFL Last season the Skyhawks had two different players spend time with NFL franchises. The trio of Montori Hughes (New York Giants) and Jeremy Butler (San Diego Chargers) were each placed on the active roster for their respective teams during the 2016 season. Hughes appeared in two games for the Giants while Butler saw action in four games, tallying two receptions for 11 yards (5.5 yard average). home grown staff In the ever changing landscape of collegiate athletics, especially at the FCS level, coaching staffs around the country change with the seasons. While the Skyhawk staff has seen changes of its own, it also features numerous homegrown coaching products. Nine different members of the Skyhawk coaching/ support staff either played for or graduated from UT Martin. Coach (Years Played)................................................Title Jordon Hankins (2001-03)...............Defensive Coordinator Kevin Bannon (2005-08).................. Offensive Coordinator Derek Carr (2008-12)............ Pass-Game Coordinator/WRs Julius McNair (2008-12)..........Recruiting Coordinator/RBs Tyler Rice (2011-13).................... Offensive Quality Control William Tanner (2014-15)................... Player Development Chris Bell............................Director of Football Operations Ben Johnson (2011-13)........ Asst. Strength & Conditioning Tony Lester (1979-82)............ Vol. Strength & Conditioning

SKYHAWK WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE UT Martin football coach Jason Simpson is available for media every Monday during the regular season for a weekly press conference held on the fourth floor of the Hardy Graham Stadium Press Box at noon. All members of media are welcome to attend. 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. 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 home game. Media will be provided full stat packages upon completion of each home 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 postgame interviews for filing stories. 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. CREDENTIALS Requests for season or single-game working media 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 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 play-by-play man for football broadcasts with Brinkley serving as the color commentator. FOLLOW US The official 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. 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.

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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 11 years, Simpson has led UT Martin to a 72-54 record (.571 winning percentage) and a 57-32 mark against OVC opponents (.640 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 74 All-OVC players after the program tallied 33 such players in its first 14 seasons in the OVC.

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Simpson’s 72 career victories rank eighth in OVC history while his 57 conference wins also come in at eighth place. Three of the program’s seven 8-win seasons have come under 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.

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Birthdate: Birthplace: Family:

Education

High School: College:

Jan. 25, 1971 Ellisville, Miss. Julie Wilkerson (wife) Emma, Ty and Graham

A total of 14 Skyhawks have been named an All-American under 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).

South Jones High School Southern Miss (1994)

In April 2012, Hughes became the 12th UT Martin player and first since 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.

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Playing Experience

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

Coaching Experience

Head Coach - UT Martin (2006-present) Off. Coordinator - 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)

Additional Accolades

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)

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Notable Facts

Simpson is a three-time finalist for the Eddie Robinson FCS Coach of the Year Award in 2006, 2012 and 2016 while finishing fourth overall in 2006. 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.

•Simpson is the longest tenured head football coach in the Ohio Valley Conference (entering his 12th season) •Has a 57-32 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.

Simpson also coached Chapman for two seasons, who became just the 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. 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 – five times. 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 21-9 all-time record in the Sgt. York Trophy series, which is the best mark out of the four OVC schools. UT Martin produced yet another top finish in the league in 2016 after posting a 7-5 overall record and 6-2 mark in OVC play to finish second in the league standings – despite playing three FBS opponents. It marked the fourth time in program history that the Skyhawks finished in top two in the league standings, sitting only behind No. 3 ranked Jacksonville State – en route to being named a finalist for the Eddie Robison Coach of the Year Award. As a squad, the Skyhawks ranked first or second in 18 different statistical categories in league play including scoring offense (32.3 ppg, 2nd), scoring defense (24.0 ppg, 2nd), total defense (322.4 ypg, 2nd), rushing defense (128.3 ypg, 2nd) and pass defense (194.1 ypg, 2nd). Seven players were recognized as All-OVC performers led by first team selections for Kahlid Hagens and Robert Burleigh. Ben Axline, Kenneth Crenshaw, Keith Jones, Damani Taylor and Tae Martin all earned second team honors while Londell Lee earned an All-Newcomer nod. Hagens led a talented defense with 93 tackles

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Simpson oversaw eight All-OVC players in 2013, including all-time program greats Johnson, Butler and DJ McNeil. Johnson led the OVC in tackles for the second straight season while Butler concluded his twoyear 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).

SEASON PREVIEW

The 2014 season saw the 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 coming against FBS No. 1 ranked Mississippi State - to conclude the season with a 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).

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.

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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 1,000yard receiver while leading the OVC and ranking third nationally with 14 touchdown receptions.

In 2013, UT Martin once again established itself as one of the best programs in the 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.

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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. The Skyhawks 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%), scoring offense (13th, 35.5 ppg) and total offense (14th, 456.6 ypg).

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 2014 and the third-best rushing effort in program history. Sweeton was tabbed as a 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.

while pacing the squad with four interceptions and two fumble recoveries. He also tallied five pass breakups, two quarterback hurries and a pair of forced fumbles. Burleigh anchored an offensive line which ranked as one of the nation’s best, ranking 24th nationally and first in the OVC in sacks allowed per game (1.25). He started in all 12 games at right tackle while grading out at 84 percent or better. Along with the team’s individual accolades, the squad retained the Sgt. York Trophy after holding the tie-breaker in a three-way series tie.

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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.

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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) Jason Simpson (UTM) Wilburn Tucker (TTU) Bill Furgerson (MUR)

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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) Tony Bell (2013, 2014)

NFL OPPORTUNITIES

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Tony Bell (LB) Tennessee Titans Jeremy Butler (WR) Baltimore Ravens San Diego Chargers Buffalo Bills Derek Carr (QB) New York Giants Joe Gibbs (OT) St. Louis Rams Green Bay Packers Montori Hughes (DT) Indianapolis Colts New York Giants Kansas City Chiefs 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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Simpson coached the end of the career of Carr, who will go down as one of the best quarterbacks in OVC history. A three-year starter (2010-12), Carr wrapped up his 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. UT Martin went 5-6 with a 4-4 OVC mark in 2011. The Skyhawks led the OVC in tackles for loss (7.73 per game) and least sacks allowed (0.45 per game) while also boasting Estelle in 2011, who led the nation in punt return yardage (17.69 yards per return). As a team UT Martin won the Sgt. Alvin York Trophy in 2010 when it went 6-5 overall and 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. The Skyhawks received votes in the FCS polls seven out of 14 weeks during the 2009 season. 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. In 2009, UT Martin led the OVC in passing offense (243 yards per game) thanks to 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. 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

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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)

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In 2012, the Skyhawks finished the season with the best overall winning percentage in the OVC (.727, 8-3 record). That winning percentage was the second-highest in program history in the program’s FCS era. UT Martin also tied a program record with six OVC victories against only two losses, including a 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).

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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).

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In 2006, the Skyhawks posted a 9-3 overall record and a 6-1 mark in the OVC standings. 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.

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Prior to accepting his first head coaching job at UT Martin, Simpson was the offensive coordinator at the 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.

Simpson served as an assistant coach from 1997-1999 at Jacksonville State University. He coached quarterbacks and was the team’s passing game coordinator. He also coached receivers and served as an assistant special teams coordinator. He was a member of the Jacksonville State staff responsible for the third best turnaround in Division I football for the 1997 and 1998 seasons.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in 1994 from Southern Miss, he spent the next year as a graduate assistant football coach at 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. Simpson and his wife, the former Julie Wilkerson, have two sons and a daughter: Ty, Emma and Graham. The family lives in Martin and attends First Baptist Church.

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An Ellisville, Miss. native, Simpson signed as a quarterback with Mississippi State and played for two seasons for the Bulldogs. He also played baseball for Ron Polk at Mississippi State before transferring to Southern Miss in 1992. At Southern Miss, Simpson was a twotime all-conference selection in baseball and was team captain his senior season.

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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.

arkansas.......................................................... 0-1 Auburn................................................................ 0-1 Austin Peay..................................................... 10-1 Baker.................................................................. 1-0 Bethel................................................................. 1-0 Boise State......................................................... 0-1 Central Arkansas......................................... 1-2 Chattanooga.................................................... 1-0 CINCINNATI........................................................... 0-1 Concordia.......................................................... 1-0 Cumberland...................................................... 1-0 Eastern Illinois.............................................. 7-3 Eastern Kentucky......................................... 4-6 Gardner-Webb................................................... 1-0 Georgia state................................................... 0-1 HAWAII.................................................................. 0-1 Iowa Wesleyan................................................ 1-0 Jacksonville State....................................... 3-8 Kentucky........................................................... 0-1 Lambuth............................................................. 1-0 Memphis............................................................... 1-2 Mississippi State............................................. 0-2 Missouri State................................................. 0-2 Murray State.................................................. 10-1 Northern Illinois............................................ 0-1 Ohio...................................................................... 0-1 OLE MISS.............................................................. 0-1 Samford............................................................ 2-0 South Alabama............................................... 0-1 Southeast Missouri...................................... 9-2 Southeastern Louisiana.................................1-1 Southern Illinois............................................ 0-1 Southern Miss.................................................. 0-1 Tennessee.......................................................... 0-1 Tennessee State.............................................. 6-4 Tennessee Tech............................................... 7-4 Union College................................................... 1-0 Urbana............................................................... 1-0 South Florida.................................................. 0-1 Total................................................................72-54

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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 top-25 nationally in pass efficiency defense (91.51, second), total defense (255.50, sixth), pass defense (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).

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Along with wins, Simpson led the Skyhawks to national rankings for the first time since 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.

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Year Overall Home Away Conf. 2006 9-3 4-1 5-2 6-1 2007 4-7 3-2 1-5 4-4 2008 8-4 4-2 4-2 6-2 2009 5-6 4-1 1-5 4-4 2010 6-5 4-1 2-4 5-3 2011 5-6 4-1 1-5 4-4 2012 8-3 4-1 4-2 6-2 2013 7-5 2-3 5-2 5-5 2014 6-6 3-2 2-4 5-3 2015 7-4 3-2 4-2 6-2 2016 7-5 5-0 2-5 6-2 Total 72-54 40-16 31-38 57-32

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Associate Head Coach DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR EIGHTH year Jordon Hankins enters his eighth season overall and first year as the Skyhawks’ defensive coordinator leading into the 2017 season. Hankins will also enter his seventh season as the program’s associate head coach after previously serving as the team’s special teams’ coordinator. As a whole, Hankins has held four different positions within the UT Martin staff – including the promotion to defensive coordinator. Hankins served as the team’s linebacker coach from 2013-16 after coaching the running backs from 2010-12. He also oversaw the team’s strength and conditioning efforts from 2010-2014. Overall, Hankins has overseen nine players who have earned OVC postseason honors in Tae Martin, Londell Lee, Jackson Redditt, Tony Bell, Nick Dance, Ben Johnson, James Satterfield, Jason McNair and Cody Sandlin. Serving as the team’s defensive eyes in the sky, Hankins helped a defense which ranked second in the OVC in scoring defense (24.0 ppg), total defense (322.4 ypg), rushing defense (128.3 ypg) and pass defense (194.1 ypg) behind nationally ranked Jacksonville State in 2016. The Skyhawks also ranked second in the league with 17 interceptions and 27 sacks. UT Martin’s defense also led the OVC in turnovers forced with 28 which ranked seventh nationally while serving as the most turnovers gained since the 2012 season. The Skyhawks especially flexed their muscles against No. 24 Eastern Illinois where they forced seven turnovers in the contest, marking the best single-game performance since 2004. The Skyhawks forced three or more turnovers in four contests – against Cincinnati, Hawai’i, Bacone and Eastern Illinois. As the team’s special teams’ coordinator, Hankins oversaw a unit which made an impact nationally. UT Martin ranked first nationally in blocked kicks allowed (zero), blocked punts allowed (zero) and second in defensive touchdowns (six). The Skyhawks also ranked fifth nationally in kickoff return defense (16.36 yards per return) while sitting first in the OVC in punt return average (12.3 yards per punt) and kickoff coverage (41.5 yards per kick). All-OVC second team honoree Tae Martin ranked fourth nationally in kickoff return touchdowns with one while OVC All-Newcomer selection Londell Lee ranked fourth nationally in punt returns (13.6) and fifth in punt return touchdowns (one). 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 highly-decorated 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 completed his final year as the team’s running back coach in 2012 after overseeing a stable of talented backs 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) finished their careers in the top-10 in UT Martin in career rushing while McNeil finished fifth in the OVC with nine rushing touchdowns. Before UT Martin, Hankins served as an assistant coach and the head strength and conditioning coach at Riverdale High School for four years under 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. A native of Hohenwald, Tenn., Hankins prepped at Lewis County High School 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 both a bachelor’s (2005) and master’s degree (2012) 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 three children, Colt, Case and Jolee.

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Offensive Coordinator FIFTH year

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Kevin Bannon is in his fifth season as the offensive line coach, and second season as offensive coordinator after spending the 2015 campaign 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 65 sacks in 47 games over the past four seasons and has allowed the lowest sacks per dropbacks percentage (4.09 percent) in the OVC. In that same span, the UT Martin offensive line has helped the Skyhawks average 415.4 yards of total offense and 30.1 points per outing. In 2016, the Skyhawk offensive line led the league in sacks per dropback percentage at 3.98 percent while boasting three All-OVC honorees on the offensive side of the ball. Offensive guard Robert Burleigh earned a spot on the first team after pacing an offensive unit which ranked 24th nationally and first in the OVC in sacks allowed per game (1.25) while center Kenneth Crenshaw and wide receiver Ben Axline garnered second-team honors. 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 fouryear 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 a son, Braylon (Knox).

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ASSISTANT HEAD COACH CO-DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR FIRST year Fred Tate enters his first season as assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator at UT Martin. Before UT Martin, Tate spent three season as defensive line coach at Cal and guided the development of several student-athletes that played a key role on the team’s defensive over that period (2014-16). In 2015, much of Cal’s success was because the Bears’ defense continued to improve at a rapid rate, allowing 15.8 points fewer than in the season before Tate’s arrival. Cal was one of the nation’s top teams in categories related to caused turnovers in 2015 as the Bears finished the campaign tied for 11th nationally in fumbles recovered (12), tied for 13th in turnovers gained (27), tied for 23rd in passes intercepted (15) and tied for 25th in defensive touchdowns (3). Cal tied for first in the Pac-12 in fumbles recovered, tied for second in turnovers gained and passes intercepted, and tied for fourth in defensive touchdowns. All of the 2015 numbers and rankings were improvements from the previous season. Cal also put up significantly better numbers in 2015 from the previous season in sacks (2015 – 28, 2.15 spg; 2014 – 1.33 spg), team passing efficiency defense (2015 – 135.49; 2014 – 154.54), tackles for loss (2015 – 62.0, 5.2 tflpg; 2014 – 55.0, 4.6 tflpg), total defense (2015 – 453.7; 2014 – 511.8) and scoring defense (30.7 ppg, 39.8 ppg). Cal’s 2015 defense played a major role in the team’s 8-5 record that marked its first eight-win season since the 2009 team was also 8-5 with only 29 teams since the beginning of Cal football in 1882-83 winning eight or more and only 17 either nine or 10. Cal capped its 2015 season with its first bowl victory since 2008 in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl with the spot in postseason play its first since 2011. Prior to his arrival at Cal he spent the 2013 season as the defensive tackles coach for a Cincinnati team that finished 9-4 overall and played in the Belk Bowl. Cincinnati’s 2013 defense was one of the best in the country, ranking in the top 10 nationally in both rushing defense (6th, 104.5 ypg) and total defense (9th, 315.6 ypg). Cincinnati was also among the top 30 in 10 of the 11 primary defensive categories tracked in the national stats, including 14th in scoring defense (21.0 ppg), third-down conversion percentage defense (33.1%) and first downs defense (230); 23rd in sacks (2.69 spg) and red-zone defense (76.5%); 25th in team passing efficiency defense (116.75); 26th in tackles for loss (6.80 tflpg); and 29th in passing yards allowed (211.2 ypg). Tate was the defensive line coach at Texas Tech in 2012, inheriting a 2011 unit that ranked 114th nationally in total defense (485.58 ypg) and improving them to 38th (367.31 ypg) while ranking second in the Big 12 Conference. Texas Tech was keyed by a pass defense that led the league and ranked 15th in the country (192.00 ypg). The Red Raiders finished 8-5 overall and were victorious over Minnesota at the Meineke Car Care Bowl. Tate has also been on coaching staffs at Marshall (2010-11), Chattanooga (2008-09), Southern Miss (2005-06), Middle Tennessee (2002), Southwest Texas State (2001), East Mississippi Community College (2000), Jacksonville State (1998-99) and East Central Community College (1997). Tate coached on bowl staffs during each of his two seasons at Southern Miss with the Golden Eagles finishing with winning records each campaign. Southern Miss was 7-5 in 2005 and defeated Arkansas State in the New Orleans Bowl. Prior to his two seasons as an outside linebackers and special teams coach at East Carolina from 2003- 04, Tate served as the defensive line coach at Middle Tennessee in 2002 and Southwest Texas State in 2001. Tate’s coaching career began in 1997 at East Central Community College in Mississippi where he coached tight ends and wide receivers. He moved to Jacksonville State in 1998 and served as the defensive line and special teams coach for two seasons with his 1998 squad posting a 7-4 overall record. The 2000 season saw Tate return to the junior college level, coaching the defensive line, and punting and kicking teams at East Mississippi Community College. A native of Hattiesburg, Miss., Tate served in the United States Army enlisted in the United States Army and was a member of the elite airborne unit stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Following his military service, Tate started his collegiate football career with two seasons at East Central Community College, where he was a JC Gridwire All-American selection as a 1994 sophomore and voted the Most Valuable Offensive Player of the National Junior College All-Star Game. He continued his playing career at Southern Mississippi, where he was a defensive lineman in 1995 and 1996 for a Golden Eagles’ team that was a charter member of Conference USA and won the league’s first football championship with a 4-1 conference mark in his second and final season while finishing with an 8-3 overall record that included a victory over Georgia and a seven-game winning streak. Tate earned his bachelor’s degree in human performance from Southern Miss in 1997.

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Pass Game Coordinator Wide Receivers Coach First year

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Derek Carr enters his first season as pass game coordinator and wide receivers coach at UT Martin.

Before joining Temple’s staff, Carr spent a season as an offensive graduate assistant at UT Martin, working with the quarterbacks and wide receivers after graduation during the 2013 campaign.

A native of McKenzie, Tenn., Carr graduated from UT Martin in 2013 with a degree in university studies. He is married to the former Shelly Jones.

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Carr was a three-year captain at UT Martin where he set numerous quarterback records including school marks for career pass attempts (1,110), yards (8,428) and touchdowns (69) along with single-game touchdowns (seven). Carr also holds the record for single-game passing yards (560) and career 300-yard passing performances (10). He also set the NCAA record for passing efficiency in a game at Murray State in 2012, completing 42-of-46 passes for 560 yards and seven touchdowns.

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Prior to his stint at Tennessee Tech, Carr spent two seasons as a graduate assistant coach at Temple assisting with the team’s offense.

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Carr joins the staff after a brief stint as quarterbacks coach at Ohio Valley Conference rival Tennessee Tech during the 2016 campaign. While assisting on the Golden Eagle staff, Carr oversaw Michael Birdsong who was named a recipient of the Robert Hill Johnson Award – Tech football’s highest honor. Birdsong passes for 2,577 yards while tossing 17 touchdowns.

A four-year letterman of the Skyhawk program, Julius McNair returns to coach at UT Martin for his fifth season. McNair enters his second year coaching the running backs and as the program’s recruiting coordinator after leading the defensive secondary for three season. 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. 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 careerhighs of 7.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, three quarterback hurries and one blocked kick. 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. McNair graduated from UT Martin in 2013 with a degree in business. He is married to the former Jasmyne Reese.

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Clint McMillan Brandon Lechtenberg Defensive Line Coach First year Clint McMillan enters his first season as defensive line coach at UT Martin. Before UT Martin, McMillan served as a defensive graduate assistant at Marshall from 2014-16, working primarily with the defensive line unit. During his three seasons with the Thundering Herd, the squad compiled a 26-13 record and one Conference USA championship along with appearances in the Boca Raton Bowl (2014) and St. Petersburg Bowl (2015). Defensively, Marshall would tally 95 sacks during the three-year span while leading Conference USA in scoring defense (17.8 ppg), pass defense (192.6 ypg), total defense (360.8 ypg) and pass defense efficiency (100.6) in 2015. Meanwhile during the team’s championship run of 2014, the Thundering Herd led the league in scoring defense (21.0) and pass defense efficiency (113.5) along with numerous offensive categories. During his tenure he assisted in coaching 2014 C-USA Defensive Player of the Year Neville Hewitt and Evan McKelvey along with all-conference selections James Rouse, Darryl Roberts, Arnold Blackmon, Jermaine Holmes and Jarquez Samuel. Prior to his stint at Marshall, McMillan briefly served on the coaching staff at Weber State as a graduate assistant from 2012-14. Before coming to Weber State, he also spent a couple seasons as a high school football coach in his home state of Florida. McMillan played four seasons at the University of Florida, appearing in 48 career games at defensive tackle for the Gators. He started in all 13 games as a senior and recorded 23 tackles. In 2006, he was a member of the Gator squad which won the BCS National Championship under head coach Urban Meyer.

Safeties Coach First year Brandon Lechtenberg enters his first season as safeties coach at UT Martin. Before UT Martin, Lechtenberg served as defensive coordinator at Millsaps College since 2011, consistently leading the Majors defense to the top, or near the top of the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) in every major defensive category.Lechtenberg’s defensive unit led the SAA in both total defense and scoring defense in 2012 and 2013. The Majors produced the Defensive Player of the Year in the SAA in 2012 and 2013 and saw seven defensive players earn All-SAA honors in 2016, including three first team performers. Prior to Millsaps, Lechtenberg served as a graduate assistant coach at Texas Christian University from 2009-11. He spent the 2010 season as a defensive graduate assistant after spending two seasons working in video. Lechtenberg started his coaching career at the high school level. From 2007-08, he was the linebackers coach and defensive coordinator for Central City High School in Central City, Nebraska. Before that, he served from 200507 at North Star High School in Lincoln, Nebraska as defensive line coach and special teams coordinator. A native of Butte, Nebraska, Lechtenberg earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and a masters degree from TCU. He is married to his wife Dee Anna.

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Bowman joined Arkansas Monticello following a two-year stint as defensive coordinator at Cordova High School in Memphis. Bowman helped led his team to a 9-2 record while ranking as the fifthbest total defensive unit in the state of Tennessee and first in the Shelby Metro area. During the 2015 season, Bowman coached three first-team all-region defensive backs and two first-team allstate selections.

A native of Memphis, Bowman played college football at Lambuth University under current Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze where he earned all-conference honors as both a junior and senior. Bowman graduated from Lambuth in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree.

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 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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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.

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Bowman was also selected as the defensive coordinator for the Liberty Bowl Memphis Metro All-Star Game both in 2014 and 2015.

Will Burnham is in his second season as the tight ends coach at UT Martin.

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Before UT Martin, Bowman served as the cornerbacks coach at the University of Arkansas at Monticello for the 2016 season. While leading the secondary unit, the Weevils tallied 11 interceptions on the year along with 34 pass breakups.

Tight Ends Coach Second year

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player development First year

Tyler Rice enters his first season as offensive quality control coach at UT Martin. Before UT Martin, Rice served as an assistant coach at Wayne County High School where he was a former prolific quarterback. While coaching the Wildcats, the team posted a 13-2 overall record before falling to eventual state champion Dresden. Prior to his time at the prep ranks, Rice spent a season as an offensive student assistant at Ohio Valley Conference rival Murray State in 2015. While a member of the Racers, Rice assisted an offense which averaged 466.1 yards of total offense behind explosive AllAmerican quarterback KD Humphries who threw for 3,778 yards and 22 touchdowns. Humphries led the nation in completions per game (30.0), passing yards (3,778) and passing yards per game (343.5). Rice played two seasons at UT Martin, serving as the primary backup for record-setting quarterback Derek Carr for two seasons. Rice played in four games for the Skyhawks before transferring to Morehead State. He played in four games for the Eagles, completing 17 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown.

William Tanner is in his first season as a player development coach at UT Martin, assisting with the wide receivers. Tanner played in 23 games in a Skyhawk uniform from 2014-15 after transferring from Kentucky. As a senior, Tanner tallied 47 catches for 656 yards and five touchdowns. He also served as the team’s punt return specialist, returning 12 punts for 57 yards. In four games he eclipsed the 100 all-purpose yards while notching three 100-yard receiving games against Murray State, Eastern Kentucky and Eastern Illinois. During his junior season, he led the team with 38 catches for 527 yards and four touchdowns. Before attending UT Martin, Tanner was member of the Kentucky Wildcats for four seasons where he did not see game action. A twotime prep state champion at Montgomery Bell Academy, set school records with 63 receptions, 865 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior in high school. Tanner graduated from UT Martin 2016 with a degree in agriculture.

Rice graduated from Murray State in 2016 with a degree in health and physical non-certification.

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DIRECTOR OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING THIRD year

Defensive Student Assistant third year

BART BELEW

JAMES FOGG

Assistant Athletics director for Athletic Training 17th year

Defensive Student Assistant first year

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Bryant Comer

COACHING STAFF

CHRIS BELL

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Team Breakdown STARTERS RETURNING OFFENSE Kadarren Bond (OL, 6-4, 318, R-Sr.) 12 GP, 12 GS Jaimiee Bowe (RB, 5-11, 201, Jr.) 181 rush, 747 yards, 7 TDs Robert Burleigh (OL, 6-5, 325, R-Sr.) 12 GP, 12 GS Troy Cook (QB, 6-1, 206, R-Sr.) 166-298, 2,321 yds, 22 TDs, 12 INTs Austin Newsom (OL, 6-5, 325, R-So.) 11 GP, 8 GS Caylon Weathers (WR, 6-4, 228, R-Sr.) 32 rec, 385 yards, 5 TDs

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DEFENSE Joseph Este (S, 5-11, 201, Sr.) 67 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 3 INT, 10 PBU, 1 FR, 1 FF TROY COOK James Gilleylen (LB, 6-1, 243, R-Jr.) QB • 6-1 • 206 • R Sr. 65 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 1.0 sacks, 1 INT, 5 PBU, 4 QBH Kahlid Hagens (S, 6-3, 207, R-Sr.) 166-of-298, 2321 Yards 93 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 4 INT, 5 PBU, 2 QBH, 2 FR, 2 FF Justin Jackson (DB, 5-10, 168, R-Sr.) 22 TDs, 12 INTs 39 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 8 PBU 137.44 Efficiency Tae Martin (S, 6-0, 192, R-Sr.) 53 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 2 INT, 6 PBU, 1 FF, 3 TD 2017 CFPA National Performer Jay Murphy (DL, 6-4, 346, Sr.) of the Year Watch List 28 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 1.0 sacks, 1 FR Kevin Prather, Jr. (LB, 6-0, 218, Jr.) 71 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 1 INT, 3 QBH, 5 FF

STARTERS LOST OFFENSE Ben Axline (WR) 35 rec, 659 yards, 4 TDs Kenneth Crenshaw (OL) 12 GP, 12 GS Kyle Kerrick (WR) 32 rec, 442 yards, 3 TDs CJ McElrath (TE) 6 rec, 109 yards, 2 TDs Tyrone Patterson (OL) 11 GP, 9 GS Alex Roberts (OL) 12 GP, 7 GS DEFENSE Caleb Counce (LB) 48 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 5.0 sacks, 1 INT, 3 QBH Sheldon Dawson (DB) 41 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 2 INT, 4 PBU Keith Jones (DL) 33 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 4.0 sacks, 2 QBH Damani Taylor (DL) 35 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 7 QBH, 1 FR, 1 FF

Kahlid Hagens S • 6-3 • 207 • R Sr.

93 total tackles, 0.5 TFL 4 INT, 5 PBU, 2 QBH 2 FR, 2 FF, 1 TD All-OVC First Team STATS FCS All-American

RETURNING STATISTICAL LEADERS RUSHING G Attempts Yards Avg. TD Jaimiee Bowe 12 181 747 4.1 7 Marquez Grayson 6 26 133 5.1 1 Ty Brown 3 16 68 4.2 2 PASSING G Com-Att-Int Yards Pct. TD Troy Cook 12 166-298-12 2321 55.7 22 RECEIVING G Rec Yards Avg./Catch TD Caylon Weathers 12 32 385 12.0 5 Londell Lee 12 25 355 14.2 4 Jaimiee Bowe 12 10 97 9.7 1 Jaylon Moore 9 6 104 17.3 1 Tackles G Tackles For Loss Sacks INT Kahlid Hagens 12 93 0.5 - 4 Kevin Prather, Jr. 12 71 7.5 2.5 1 Joseph Este 12 67 6.5 - 3 James Gilleylen 12 65 7.5 1. 1 Tae Martin 12 53 4.0 - 2

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Alphabetical Roster No. Name Pos. 16 Kyle Akin QB 37 Brandon Anderson S 38 Brett Arkelian K/P 14 Clay Beathard QB Drew Beymer OL 64 Kadarren Bond OL Jaimiee Bowe RB 8 Anthony Brown DL 20 Ty Brown RB 74 Robert Burleigh OL 51 Jose Carballo LS 9 Antonio Clifton S 95 Donald Cofield, Jr. DL 10 Troy Cook QB 99 Matthew Counce DL 53 Ryan Courtright K 42 Zane Cox K/P 97 Julian Crutchfield DL 26 AJ Daniel S BJ Daniel TE 87 Demonta Daniel TE 39 Chris Davis RB 39 George Davis S Ryan Davis LB Colton Dowell TE 45 David DuBose LB 84 Tyler Eddings WR 2 Joseph Este S 24 Deshaun Fields RB John Ford LB 32 JP Fowler S 75 Terry Fultz OL 7 Ladarius Galloway RB 60 Mark Garrett OL Boone Gibson TE 50 James Gilleylen LB 25 Evan Gowdy DB 6 Marquez Grayson RB 18 Kahlid Hagens S 34 Malik Harris LB 41 Hamilton Hendricks DB 94 Joey Hobbs DL 21 Andrew Horton-Martindale S 86 Devonte Howard WR Joe Hudson QB 76 Chris Jackson OL Gemarta’ Jackson DL 5 Justin Jackson DB 44 TJ Jefferson LB 96 Joseph Jones DL 40 Koreyon Jordan LB 90 Chase Joy DL 91 Andrew Kerobo DL 83 Chance Key TE Christian LaBreche TE 13 Londell Lee WR

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No. Name Pos. 1 Antavis Rowe DB 2 Joseph Este S 3 Tae Martin S 3 Dresser Winn QB 4 Jaylon Moore WR 4 Chris Williams-Hall DB 5 Justin Jackson DB 6 Donald Cofield, Jr. DL 6 Marquez Grayson RB 7 Ladarius Galloway RB 8 Anthony Brown DL 9 Antonio Clifton S 10 Troy Cook QB 11 Caylon Weathers WR 12 Sherrod Pittman LB 13 Londell Lee WR 14 Clay Beathard QB 15 Brett Thompson TE 16 Kyle Akin QB 17 DJ Simmons LB 18 Kahlid Hagens S 19 Christian Philpott TE 20 Ty Brown RB 21 Andrew Horton-Martindale DB 22 Garrett Wall LB 23 Peyton Logan RB 24 Deashun Fields RB 24 Armunz Mathews S 25 Evan Gowdy DB 26 AJ Daniel S 26 Marcus LeFlore RB 27 Porter Streator III S 28 Kevin Reid DB 29 Lamarcus Young DB 30 Ethan Lewis S 31 D’Carrious Stephens DB 32 JP Fowler S 34 Terry Norris RB 35 Kevin Prather, Jr. LB 36 Julian Thompson-Clay LB 37 Brandon Anderson S 38 Brett Arkelian K/P 39 Chris Davis RB 39 George Davis S 40 Koreyon Jordan LB 41 Hamilton Hendricks DB 42 Zane Cox K/P 43 Jordan Tucker RB 44 TJ Jefferson LB 45 David DuBose LB 46 Deylon Williams LB 47 Austin Pickett DL 49 Mitch Mersman K 50 James Gilleylen LB 51 Jose Carballo LS 53 Ryan Courtright K

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Wt. 163 201 192 195 185 186 172 300 195 196 255 185 219 205 225 196 190 232 210 200 201 240 192 200 235 170 230 200 175 197 199 205 177 175 196 200 220 220 225 229 191 180 203 185 230 189 185 205 222 233 250 290 215 243 250 188

Class Hometown (Previous School) R-Jr. Atlanta, Ga. (Marshall) Sr. Kenner, La. (Copiah-Lincoln CC) R-Sr. Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Siegel HS) Fr. Dresden, Tenn. (Dresden HS) R-So. Memphis, Tenn. (Mitchell HS) Jr. Miami, Fla. (Marshall) R-Sr. Johns Creek, Ga. (Chattahoochee HS) R-So. Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven HS) R-Sr. Lexington, N.C. (East Carolina) Jr. Indianola, Miss. (Copiah-Lincoln CC) R-Jr. Miami, Fla. (Arkansas) Sr. Tupelo, Miss. (Itawamba CC) R-Sr. Miami, Fla. (Florida State) R-Sr. Germantown, Tenn. (Germantown HS) R-So. Jacksonville, Fla. (South Carolina) R-Sr. Palos Heights, Ill. (Phoenix College) R-Fr. Franklin, Tenn. (Battle Ground Academy) R-Sr. Olive Branch, Miss. (Northeast Mississippi CC) R-So. Jackson, Tenn. (Trinity Christian Academy) R-Sr. Rogersville, Ala. (Lauderdale County HS) R-Sr. Maplewood, Mo. (Maplewood-Richmond Heights HS) R-So. Tallahassee, Fla. (Georgia Tech) R-Jr. Martin, Tenn. (Westview HS) R-Jr. Nashville, Tenn. (Cane Ridge HS) R-Jr. Fairview, Tenn. (Fairview HS) Fr. Horn Lake, Miss. (Horn Lake HS) Fr. Dyersburg, Tenn. (Dyersburg HS) So. Tallahassee, Fla. (USF) R-Fr. Nashville, Tenn. (McGavock HS) R-So. Columbia, Tenn. (Cannon County HS) R-Jr. Olive Branch, Miss. (East Mississippi CC) R-Jr. Nashville, Tenn. (Hillsboro HS) R-Jr. Clarksville, Tenn. (Northeast HS) R-Fr. Bartlett, Tenn. (Bartlett HS) R-Sr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (FIU) R-Fr. Union City, Tenn. (Union City HS) R-Sr. South Fulton, Tenn. (South Fulton HS) R-Sr. Springfield, Mass. (Lackawanna College) Jr. Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) R-Jr. Clarksville, Tenn. (Rossview HS) R-So. Frisco, Texas (Centennial HS) R-Sr. Clovis, Calif. (Lincoln University) R-Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio (Scottsdale CC) R-So. Fort Myers, Fla. (Marshall) So. Nashville, Tenn. (Pearl-Cohn HS) R-So. Nashville, Tenn. (Bethel) Jr. Fremont, Ohio (Hocking College) Fr. Pulaski, Tenn. (Giles County HS) R-So. Nashville, Tenn. (Montgomery Bell Academy) R-Fr. Huntsville, Ala. (Columbia HS) Fr. Smyrna, Tenn. (Smyrna HS) So. Lake Minneola, Fla. (Lake Minneola HS) R-Sr. Dickson, Tenn. (Dickson County HS) R-Jr. Tupelo, Miss. (Tupelo HS) R-Sr. Miami, Fla. (Merced College) R-Fr. Lexington, Tenn. (Lexington HS)

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Class Hometown (Previous School) R-Fr. Dickson, Tenn. (Dickson County HS) R-Jr. Bartlett, Tenn. (Memphis) Sr. Lewisburg, Tenn. (Marshall County HS) R-So. Union City, Tenn. (Union City HS) So. Chandler, Ariz. (Mesa CC) R-Jr. Selma, Ala. (Selma HS) R-Sr. Brownsville, Tenn. (Haywood County HS) R-Jr. Bartlett, Tenn. (Memphis University School) R-Sr. Philadelphia, Pa. (Temple) R-Fr. Eufaula, Ala. (Eufaula HS) R-Sr. Jackson, Tenn. (South Side HS) R-So. Memphis, Tenn. (Ridgeway HS) R-Fr. Lexington, Ky. (Lexington Catholic HS) R-Sr. Buffalo, NY (Bowling Green State) R-So. White Bluff, Tenn. (Creek Wood HS) So. Memphis, Tenn. (Germantown HS) R-So. Brilliant, Ala. (Brilliant HS) R-Jr. Shelbyville, Tenn. (Central HS) R-Fr. Southaven, Miss. (Northpoint Christian School) R-Jr. Bryant, Ark. (Memphis) R-Sr. Dickson, Tenn. (Memphis) Jr. Madison, Miss. (Copiah-Lincoln CC) R-Fr. St. Louis, Mo. (Gateway Tech HS) R-Fr. Dyersburg, Tenn. (Memphis) Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio (Winton Woods HS) R-So. Birmingham, Ala. (Midfield HS) R-Jr. Cordova, Tenn. (Cordova HS) Jr. Philadelphia, Pa. (Independence CC) R-Fr. Bolivar, Tenn. (Bolivar Central HS) R-Fr. Jackson, Tenn. (Liberty Tech HS) R-So. Lebanon, Tenn. (Lebanon HS) R-So. Memphis, Tenn. (KIPP Collegiate School) R-Fr. Paris, Tenn. (Henry Country HS) Fr. Auburndale, Fla. (Auburndale HS) Jr. Spartanburg, SC (Fork Union Military Academy) Jr. Columbia, Tenn. (Bethel) Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio (Colerian HS) Fr. Lebanon, Tenn. (Wilson Central HS) Fr. Nashville, Tenn. (John Overton HS) R-Fr. Pulaski, Tenn. (Giles County HS) R-So. Nashville, Tenn. (Maplewood HS) Jr. San Diego, Calif. (Southwestern College) Jr. Flora, Miss. (Copiah-Lincoln CC) Fr. Brentwood, Tenn. (Brentwood HS) Fr. Eufaula, Ala. (Eufaula HS) Fr. Jacksonville, Fla. (First Coast HS) Fr. Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Oakland HS) Fr. Paris, Tenn. (Henry County HS) Fr. Smyrna, Tenn. (Smyrna HS) Fr. Cleveland, Ohio (Glenville HS) So. Troy, Tenn. (Obion County HS) Fr. Memphis, Tenn. (Whitehaven HS) Fr. Paducah, Ky. (Paducah Tilghman HS) Fr. Dresden, Tenn. (Dresden HS) Fr. Greeneville, Tenn. (Greeneville HS)

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Wt. 220 300 346 280 295 350 318 285 290 330 325 305 312 270 355 215 250 198 255 195 270 178 195 305 265 280 259 250 360 250 301 280 253 315 201 224 210 205 236 240 218 210 270 230 185 170 177 165 200 260 195 170 160 200 190

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No. Name Pos. 26 Marcus LeFlore RB 30 Ethan Lewis S 23 Peyton Logan RB 77 Corey Madlock OL 3 Tae Martin S 24 Armunz Mathews S Victor McClinton WR 49 Mitch Mersman K 17 Quentin Montgomery DB 4 Jaylon Moore WR Wanya Moton DB 56 Jay Murphy DL 92 Joseph Murry DE 65 Kyle Naes OL 78 Austin Newsom OL 34 Terry Norris RB 52 Zach Parker OL 58 Austin Pauley OL 19 Christian Philpott TE 47 Austin Pickett DL 12 Sherrod Pittman LB 35 Kevin Prather, Jr. LB Joe’Marri Ray DB 67 Sema’j Reed OL 28 Kevin Reid DB 1 Antavis Rowe DB 94 Dallis Sangster DL 17 DJ Simmons LB Deven Sims DB 88 Jaylen Smith WR 31 D’Carrious Stephens DB 27 Porter Streator III S 85 Collin Tatko TE 55 Nick Thomas OL 15 Brett Thompson TE 36 Julian Thompson-Clay LB 43 Jordan Tucker RB 93 Mike Turner DL 98 Sean Turner DL 70 James Walker OL 22 Garrett Wall LB Bryce Warner RB Hunter Watkins WR Kylan Watkins RB 11 Caylon Weathers WR 46 Deylon Williams LB 89 Donnell Williams WR 81 Rodney Williams II WR 4 Chris Williams-Hall DB 3 Dresser Winn QB 54 Collier Wolcott LB Dylan Yates RB 29 Lamarcus Young DB Takeem Young S

COACHING STAFF

No. Name 54 Collier Wolcott 55 Nick Thomas 56 Jay Murphy 57 Zach Parker 58 Austin Pauley 60 Mark Garrett 64 Kadarren Bond 65 Kyle Naes 67 Sema’j Reed 70 James Walker 74 Robert Burleigh 75 Terry Fultz 76 Chris Jackson 77 Corey Madlock 78 Austin Newsom 81 Rodney Williams II 83 Chance Key 84 Tyler Eddings 85 Collin Tatko 86 Devonte Howard 87 Demonta Daniel 88 Jaylen Smith 89 Donnell Williams 90 Chase Joy 91 Andrew Kerobo 92 Joseph Murry 93 Mike Turner 94 Joey Hobbs 94 Dallis Sangster 96 Joseph Jones 97 Julian Crutchfield 98 Sean Turner 99 Matthew Counce Drew Beymer Jaimiee Bowe BJ Daniel Ryan Davis Colton Dowell John Ford Boone Gibson Malik Harris Joe Hudson Gemarta’ Jackson Christian LaBreche Victor McClinton Quentin Montgomery Wanya Moton Joe’Marri Ray Deven Sims Teeshaun Turpin Bryce Warner Kylan Watkins Hunter Watkins Dylan Yates Takeem Young

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64 Kadarren Bond

K/P • 5-8 • 180 • R-Sr.

OL • 6-4 • 318 • R-Sr.

Clovis, Calif. Lincoln University

Brownsville, Tenn. Haywood County HS

2016: Saw action in 10 games as both a kick and punt specialist…Serving as the team’s primary punter, he tallied 40 punts totaling 1,486 yards…Averaged 37.2 yards per game…Tallied a pair of 55-yard punts against Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 29) and Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12)… Notched two touchbacks and five fair catches…Booted five punts over 50 yards…Kicked 11 punts which landed inside the 20 yard line…Converted 2-of-3 field goal attempts…Hit a season-long 33-yard field goal against Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12).

2017: Preseason All-OVC selection…College Sports Madness Ohio Valley Preseason All-Conference first team.

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 15-of-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.

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.

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.

2016: Played and started in all 12 games for the Skyhawks on the offensive line…Was part of an offensive line unit that conceded only 15 sacks for the entire season…Helped an offensive line which led the OVC with a 4.79 sacks per dropback percentage…Skyhawk offense ranked 24th nationally and first in the OVC in sacks allowed per game at 1.25…Helped block for an offense that generated 43 touchdowns and 384.2 yards of total offense per game… Named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

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.

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OL • 6-5 • 325 • r-Sr.

LS • 6-0 • 250 • R-Sr.

Jackson, Tenn. South Side HS

Miami, Fla. Merced College

2017: College Sports Madness Preseason FCS AllAmerican…Lindy’s Sports FCS Preseason All-American… Preseason All-OVC selection…College Sports Madness Ohio Valley Preseason All-Conference first team.

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

2013: Redshirted.

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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.

RECORD BOOK

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.

2016 IN REVIEW

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.

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 HialeahMiami Lakes High School.

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2016: Named to All-OVC first team…Played and started in all 12 games for the Skyhawks on the offensive line… Held responsible for just one sack on the season…Graded out at 84 percent or better all season…Responsible for 42 knockdowns…Was part of an offensive line unit that conceded only 15 sacks for the entire season…Helped an offensive line which led the OVC with a 4.79 sacks per dropback percentage…Skyhawk offense ranked 24th nationally and first in the OVC in sacks allowed per game at 1.25…Helped block for an offense that generated 43 touchdowns and 384.2 yards of total offense per game.

2016: Played in all 12 games for the Skyhawks on special teams…Served as the short snapper on field goal attempts…Skyhawk kickers made 11-of-19 field goal attempts and 44-of-47 point after attempts.

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51 Jose Carballo

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74 ROBERT BURLEIGH

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10 Troy Cook

S • 5-9 • 185 • Sr.

QB • 6-1 • 219 • R-Sr.

Tupelo, Miss. Itawamba CC

Miami, Fla. Florida State

2016: Played in 11 games for the Skyhawks at safety… Compiled one tackle against Austin Peay (Oct. 8)… Notched one pass breakup against Bacone College (Sept. 17)…Served as a long jumper on the UT Martin track and field squad. 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.

2017: CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy Watch List…Preseason All-OVC selection…College Sports Madness Ohio Valley Preseason All-Conference first team. 2016: CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy Watch List…Named TSWA Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 1)…Saw action in all 12 games while notching 10 starts under center…Completed 166 of 298 passes for 2,321 yards…Tossed 22 touchdowns and 12 interceptions… Ranked 12th nationally in passing yards per completion (13.98), 22nd in passing touchdowns (22), 26th in yards per pass attempt (7.79) and 29th in passing efficiency (137.4)… Ranked in the OVC top-10 in three different categories including pass efficiency (third, 137.4), passing average per game (fifth, 193.4 ypg) and total offense (sixth, 202.2 ypg)…Tallied seven multi-touchdown outings…His best game came against Tennessee State on Oct. 1 when he completed 27-of-39 passes for 318 yards and four touchdowns…He completed five passes which eclipsed 50 yards against Hawai’i (65), Tennessee Tech (51), Austin Peay (71), Murray State (75) and Southeast Missouri (56)… Eclipsed the 300-yard mark twice on the season against Tennessee State (Oct. 1) and Murray State (Oct. 15)… Tallied 43 rushing attempts for 105 yards. 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.

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RB • 5-10 • 203 • R-Sr.

Dickson, Tenn. Memphis

Cincinnati, Ohio Scottsdale CC

2016: Played in two games for the Skyhawks at tight end before suffering a season-ending injury…Compiled one tackle at Cincinnati (Sept. 1). 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.

PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 9, 1995…Son of Robert and Lajoyce Davis…Has one sibling, Ryan…Majoring in sports management.

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.

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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.

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.

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

2016: Did not see game action.

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39 CHRIS DAVIS

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87 Demonta Daniel

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2 Joseph Este

32 JP Fowler

S • 5-11 • 201 • Sr.

S • 5-10 • 220 • R-Sr.

Kenner, La. Copiah-Lincoln CC

South Fulton, Tenn. South Fulton HS

2017: Named to College Sports Madness Ohio Valley Preseason All-Conference second team. 2016: Saw action in all 12 games while notching 11 starts at safety…Compiled 67 total tackles, including 43 solos and 24 assists…Notched 6.5 tackles for loss totaling 15 yards…Tallied 10 pass breakups and three interceptions… Recorded one fumble recovery while forcing one fumble… Eclipsed five tackles or more on seven occasions… Notched three pass breakups against Southeast Missouri on Nov. 12…Recorded a season-high 13 tackles at No. 2 Jacksonville State on Nov. 19…Posted an eight tackles against Murray State (Oct. 15) and Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12)…Recorded interceptions against Cincinnati (Sept. 1), Georgia State (Oct. 22) and Eastern Illinois (Nov. 5)…Recovered a fumble at Eastern Illinois (Nov. 5) while forcing a fumble against Southeast Missouri on Nov. 12. 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 threepoint 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.

2016: Saw action in two games for the Skyhawks at safety…Compiled three total tackles, including two solos and one assist…Tallied three tackles against Bacone College (Sept. 17). 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.

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.

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S • 6-3 • 201 • R-Sr.

Lexington, NC East Carolina

Maplewood, Mo. Maplewood-Richmond Heights HS

2016: Saw action in six games for the Skyhawks at running back…Tallied 26 carries for 133 yards…Rushed for one touchdown…Ripped a season-long 26-yard carry at Murray State (Oct. 15)…Best game of the season came at Murray State (Oct. 15) with seven carries for 45 yards… Scored first touchdown as a Skyhawk against Bacone College (Sept. 17)…Returned two kickoffs for 32 yards at Cincinnati (Sept. 1).

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.

2013: Redshirted.

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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 threeyear 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.

RECORD BOOK

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.

2016 IN REVIEW

PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 31, 1994…Son of Marlon Bennett…Has one sibling, Shabuna McIntosh…Majoring in sports management.

2016: Named to All-OVC first team…Named National Defensive Player of the Week (Nov. 7)…Three-time OVC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 4, Nov. 6, Nov. 13)… Led the team by compiling 93 total tackles, including 45 solos and 48 assists…Notched 0.5 tackles for loss totaling two yards…Recorded a team-high four interceptions… Recovered two fumble recoveries while forcing two… Tallied five pass breakups and two quarterback hurries… Best game came against Cincinnati (Sept. 1) with a career-high 15 tackles…Tallied four games with doublefigure tackles against Cincinnati (Sept. 1), Austin Peay (Oct. 8), Georgia State (Oct. 22) and Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 29)…Forced fumbles against Cincinnati (Sept. 1) and Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12) while notching recoveries against Eastern Illinois (Nov. 5) and Jacksonville State (Nov. 19)…Returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown against Eastern Illinois (Nov. 5).

SEASON PREVIEW

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.

2017: STATS FCS Preseason All-American…Preseason AllOVC selection… Named to College Sports Madness Ohio Valley Preseason All-Conference first team.

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18 KAHLID HAGENS

COACHING STAFF

6 Marquez Grayson

PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 27, 1994…Son of Malik and Tamara Hagens…Majoring in health and human performance. 27

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13 LONDELL LEE

DB • 5-10 • 172 • R-Sr.

WR • 6-2 • 196 • R-Sr.

Johns Creek, Ga. Chattahoochee HS

Palos Heights, Ill. Phoenix College

2016: Appeared in all 12 games for the Skyhawks while starting 10 games at defensive back…Compiled 39 total tackles, including 21 solos and 18 assists…Notched 2.0 tackles for loss totaling six yards…Recored eight pass breakups…Notched a season-best 11 tackles against Austin Peay (Oct. 8) along with a pass breakup…Tallied three pass breakups against both Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 29) and Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12). 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.

2017: STATS FCS Preseason All-American…Named to College Sports Madness Ohio Valley Preseason AllConference first team. 2016: Named to OVC All-Newcomer squad…Saw action in all 12 games for the Skyhawks at wide receiver and special teams…Named OVC Specialist of the Week (Sept. 11)…Tallied 25 receptions for 355 yards…Notched four touchdowns…Averaged 14.2 yards per catch…Caught a season-long 56-yard reception against Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12)…Tallied touchdown receptions against Tennessee Tech (Sept. 24), Tennessee State (Oct. 1), Murray State (Oct. 15) and Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12)… Posted his first 100-yard receiving game against Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12) with 113 yards…Tallied two kick returns for 42 yards…Tallied 18 punt returns for 244 yards… Returned a punt 79 yards for a touchdown at Hawai’i (Sept. 10)…Averaged 13.6 yards per punt return. 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 all-purpose 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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S • 5-10 • 180 • R-Sr.

OL • 6-4 • 270 • R-Sr.

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Florida International

Buffalo, NY Bowling Green State

BEFORE UTM: Transferred to UT Martin after a brief oneyear stint at Florida International where he sat out a season…Previously attended Fairmont State University where he appeared in two games for head coach Jason Woodman…Compiled three total tackles, including a solo and two assists. PERSONAL: Born on March 16, 1995…Son of Janele Lewis and Charles Lewis…Has three siblings Evan, Eric and Elan…Majoring in health and human performance.

2016: Saw action in 10 games for the Skyhawks on the offensive line… Was part of an offensive line unit that conceded only 15 sacks for the entire season…Helped an offensive line which led the OVC with a 4.79 sacks per dropback percentage…Skyhawk offense ranked 24th nationally and first in the OVC in sacks allowed per game at 1.25…Helped block for an offense that generated 43 touchdowns and 384.2 yards of total offense per game.

2016 IN REVIEW

PERSONAL: Born on April 26, 1994…Son of Steve and Diane Madlock…Has two siblings, Steve Jr. and Markita… Majoring in sociology.

SEASON PREVIEW

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.

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77 COREY MADLOCK

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30 ETHAN LEWIS

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S • 6-0 • 192 • R-Sr.

K • 6-1 • 215 • R-Sr.

Murfreesboro, Tenn. Siegel HS

Dickson, Tenn. Dickson County HS

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2016: Named to All-OVC second team…Played and started in all 12 games for the Skyhawks at safety… Compiled 53 total tackles, including 27 solos and 26 assists…Notched 4.0 tackles for loss totaling 12 yards… Recorded one forced fumble against Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12)…Notched two interceptions, returning them for touchdowns against Bacone College (Sept. 17) and Murray State (Oct. 15)…Returned a kickoff for a touchdown against Tennessee Tech (Sept. 24)…Notched seven pass breakups…Blocked a kick against Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 29)…Tallied a season-high 12 tackles – including two for loss – at Cincinnati (Sept. 1)…Returned 30 kickoffs for 627 yards and a touchdown.

2016 in review

2017: Preseason All-OVC selection…Named to College Sports Madness Ohio Valley Preseason All-Conference second team.

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 backto-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.

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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.

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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 allregion and all-district his last two seasons…Elected to participate in the Toyota East vs. West All-Star Game.

2016: Saw action in all 12 games as the team’s primary place kicker…Named OVC Specialist of the Week (Oct. 16)…Converted of 9-of-15 field goal attempts…Nailed 37-of-40 point after attempts… Scored 64 points on the season…Booted a season-long field goal of 44-yards against Georgia State (Oct. 22)…Converted 3-of-4 field goal attempts and 3-of-3 point after attempts at Murray State (Oct. 15)… Tied a program-record with 12 PATs made against Bacone College (Sept. 17)…Notched 72 kickoffs, totaling 4,231 yards…Averaged 58.8 yards per kickoff…Notched 19 touchbacks…Compiled five total tackles, three solos and two assists. 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 KentuckyTennessee 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.

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DL • 6-4 • 346 • Sr.

OL • 6-5 • 290 • R-Sr.

2017: Named to College Sports Madness Ohio Valley Preseason All-Conference third team.

BEFORE UTM: Transfers to UT Martin from Temple University, where he played for head coach Matt Rhule…Saw action in three games for the Owls on the offensive line…Served on a line which allowed just 29 sacks…Played against Stony Brook, Charlotte and Cincinnati…Played in three games in 2015…Played in eight games in 2014, including a start against UCF…Prepped at Haverford School under head coach Michael Murphy. PERSONAL: Born on Oct. 1, 1994…Son of Jacqueline Reed…Majoring in human resource management.

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.

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

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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.

2016 IN REVIEW

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.

SEASON PREVIEW

2016: Saw action in all 12 games while notching 11 starts on the defensive line…Compiled 28 total tackles, including 10 solos and 18 assists…Notched 3.5 tackles for loss totaling eight yards…Tallied one sack…Recorded 10 multi-tackle games…Notched a season-high four tackles against Tennessee Tech (Sept. 24) and Jacksonville State (Nov. 19)…Recorded half a sack against Tennessee Tech (Sept. 24) and Austin Peay (Oct. 8)…Tallied a fumble recovery against Cincinnati in season opener on Sept. 1.

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Lewisburg, Tenn. Marshall County HS

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11 CAYLON WEATHERS

LB • 5-10 • 200 • R-Sr.

WR • 6-4 • 205 • R-Sr.

Rogersville, Ala. Lauderdale County HS

Germantown, Tenn. Germantown HS

2016: Saw action in all 12 games for the Skyhawks while earning one start at linebacker against Georgia State (Oct. 22)…Compiled 28 total tackles, including 11 solos and 17 assists…Notched 1.0 tackle for loss totaling three yards…Tallied two quarterback hurries against Tennessee Tech (Sept. 24)…Best game came against Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12) with six tackles…Notched 0.5 tackles for loss against Cincinnati (Sept. 1) and Bacone College (Sept. 17).

2017: Named to College Sports Madness Ohio Valley Preseason All-Conference third team.

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.

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.

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 three-time 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.

2016: Saw action in all 12 games for the Skyhawks at wide receiver while earning nine starts…Tallied 32 receptions for 385 yards…Caught five touchdowns… Tallied three or more receptions against Cincinnati (Sept. 1), Tennessee State (Oct. 1), Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12) and Jacksonville State (Nov. 19)…Best game came at Tennessee State (Oct. 1), tallying seven catches for 88 yards and one touchdown.

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 43-yard 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. 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. 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.

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Jackson, Tenn. • Trinity Christian Academy Position QB Height 6-2 Weight 210 class R-Soph.

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PERSONAL: Born on Oct. 3, 1997…Son of Casey and Susan Beathard…Has four siblings, Charly, Tatum, Tucker and CJ…Majoring in management.

DREW BEYMER

2015: Redshirted.

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.

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2016: Saw action in all 12 games while earning two starts at safety…Complied 14 total tackles, including seven solos and seven assists...Notched five multitackle performances against Hawai’i (Sept. 10), Bacone College (Sept. 17), Tennessee Tech (Sept. 24), Murray State (Oct. 15) and Jacksonville State (Nov. 19)…Named to the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

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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Jaimiee Bowe Spartanburg, SC • Fork Union Military Aca. Position RB Height 5-11 Weight 201 class Junior

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2017: Preseason All-OVC selection…College Sports Madness Ohio Valley Preseason All-Conference second team. 2016: Played in all 12 games while earning 10 starts for the Skyhawks at running back…Tallied 181 carries for 747 yards…Rushed for seven touchdowns…Averaged 4.1 yards per carry…Ripped a season-long rush of 43 yards against Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12)…Eclipsed the 100-yard rushing plateau against Cincinnati (Sept. 1) and Hawai’i (Sept. 10)…Recorded a pair of rushing touchdowns against Bacone College (Sept. 17)…Tallied 10 receptions for 97 yards and one touchdown…Averaged 9.7 yards per catch…Posted three games with over 100 yards of all-purpose yards against Cincinnati (139), Hawai’i (113) and Eastern Kentucky (100)…Averaged 71.6 all-purpose yards per game. 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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CLAY BEATHARD Franklin, Tenn. • Battle Ground Academy

BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Auburndale High School, playing for head coach William Deeds…Guided the Bloodhounds to a 5-5 record…Was named Auburndale’s offensive most improved award…Named a “performer to watch” at the Big County Preps Ignite Showcase…Played in the fifth annual Metro vs. Florida Challenge.

RECORD BOOK

2015: Redshirted.

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Position OL Height 6-9 Weight 315 class Freshamn

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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.

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2016: Saw action in two games at quarterback…Completed 2-of-3 pass attempts for 48 yards…Tossed one touchdown and zero interceptions… Played against both Bacone College (Sept. 17) and Eastern Illinois (Nov. 5)… Completed 2-of-3 passes against Bacone College for 48 yards, including a 45yard touchdown.

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 was the starting quarterback at the University of Iowa and currently a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, 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.

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KYLE AKIN

2016: Redshirted. 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 33

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Anthony Brown Miami, Fla. • Arkansas Position DL Height 6-3 Weight 255 class R-Junior

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2017: Played in all 12 games for the Skyhawks while notching one start against Cincinnati on the defensive line…Compiled 18 total tackles, including seven solos and 11 assists…Notched 2.5 tackles for loss totaling seven yards… Recorded 1.0 sacks, including half sacks against Murray State (Oct. 15) and Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12)…Tallied four quarterback hurries…Recovered a fumble against Cincinnati (Sept. 1)…Notched a season-high four tackles against Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12). 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. 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.

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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. 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.

Matthew counce Paris, Tenn. • Henry County HS Position DL Height 5-11 Weight 253 class R-Fresh.

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

Ty Brown Position RB Height 5-10 Weight 192 class R-Junior

Ryan Courtright Lexington, Tenn. • Lexington HS

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2016: Played in three games for the Skyhawks at running back…Tallied 16 carries for 68 yards…Rushed for two touchdowns…Averaged 4.2 yards per carry…Ripped a season-long rush of 19 yards against Bacone College (Sept. 17)…Recorded a pair of touchdowns against Bacone College (Sept. 17)… Tallied two receptions for 25 yards…Averaged 12.5 yards per catch. 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. 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. PERSONAL: Born on May 26, 1996…Son of Chris and KayKay Brown…Majoring in health and human performance.

Memphis, Tenn. • Whitehaven HS Position DL Height 6-3 Weight 300 class R-Soph.

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2016: Redshirted.

Martin, Tenn. • Westview HS

DONALD COFIELD JR

2015: Redshirted.

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2016: Played in all 12 games for the Skyhawks while notching one start against Austin Peay (Oct. 8)…Compiled 29 total tackles, including 16 solos and 13 assists…Notched 6.5 tackles for loss totaling 36 yards…Recorded 4.0 sacks on the season…Tallied one forced fumble against Austin Peay (Oct. 8)… Notched three quarterback hurries…Recorded a season-high four tackles at Eastern Illinois (Nov. 5)…Notched sacks against Tennessee Tech (Oct. 1), Austin Peay (Oct. 8), Murray State (Oct. 15) and Jacksonville State (Nov. 19).

Position K/P Height 6-0 Weight 188 class R-Fresh.

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2016: Redshirted. 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. PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 4, 1998…Son of Mike and Tina Courtright…Has two siblings, Shawn and Kristen…Majoring in forensic science.

Zane Cox Fremont, Ohio • Hocking College Position K/P Height 5-9 Weight 185 class Junior

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BEFORE UTM: Joins the Skyhawks after a brief two-year stint at Hocking College…Appeared in seven games for his career…Converted 2-of-2 field goal attempts as a freshman…Booted a season-long 32-yard field goal against Wright State…Converted on 14-of-15 point after attempts…Notched 13 punts for 393 yards…Averaged 30.2 yards per punt…Notched a season-long 49-yard punt against Ashland University…Booted three punts within the 20-yard line. PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 31, 1994…Son of Kevin and Mary Cox…Has one sibling, Caden…Majoring in business sports management.

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Lebanon, Tenn. • Lebanon HS Position DL Height 6-5 Weight 301 class R-Soph.

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assists…Notched one pass breakup against Arkon (Sept. 17)…Returned a fumble recovery 95 yards for a touchdown against Morgan State (Sept. 10)… Prepped at Fort Myers High School under head coach Sammy Sirianni…Led the Green Wave to a 12-1 overall record before falling in the state quarterfinals… Tallied 67 tackles, three sacks, three fumble recoveries and one interception as a senior…Notched seven catches for 238 yards and three touchdowns… Returned five kickoffs for 205 yards. PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 14, 1996…Major is undecided.

2016: Saw action in two games for the Skyhawks on the defensive line… Compiled four tackles, including two solos and two assists…Notched four tackles against Bacone College (Sept. 17).

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

AJ DANIEL Columbia, Tenn. • Cannon County HS

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2016: Saw action in one game for the Skyhawks at safety…Played against Bacone College (Sept. 17)…Named to OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Colerain High School, playing for head coach Tom Bolden…Guided the Cardinals to an 11-1 record with a playoff berth in 2016… As a senior, Davis was named second-team all-Greater Miami Conference, recording a sack and 56 tackles – including 25 solos…Entered his senior campaign as part of the No. 7 ranked team in the country…During his junior season, he tallied 47 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble…Ranked as the No. 4 ranked linebacker in the state by TriStateFootball.com…The Cardinals posted a combined 23-3 record over his final two prep seasons…He also tallied a pair of forced fumbles and notched a fumble recovery…His brother Chris is a current running back for the Skyhawks. PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 23, 1999…Son of Rob and Lajoyce Davis…Has one brother, Chris who is also a member of the Skyhawks…Majoring in exercise science and wellness.

COLTON DOWELL

2015: Redshirted.

Lebanon, Tenn. • Wilson Central HS

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

BJ DANIEL Columbia, Tenn. • Cannon County HS

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Wilson Central High School, playing for head coach Brad Dedman…Guided the Wildcats to a 8-3 record with a playoff berth in 2016…Tallied 44 receptions for 799 yards and five touchdowns…Averaged 18.2 yards per catch…Notched three 100-yard receiving games…Best game came against Lebanon where he tallied three catches for 133 yards and two touchdowns…Against Mount Juliet he tallied a career-high nine receptions for 133 yards and a touchdown…Named to the Region 6-3A all-region squad… Played in the 2016 Toyota East vs. West All-Star Game …Tallied six punt returns along with a pair of kick returners…Ranked as a two-star prospect by 247Sports. PERSONAL: Born on April 19, 1999…Son of Chris and Tracy Dowell…Has one brother, Coleby…Majoring n health and human performance.

DAVID DuBOSE

BEFORE UTM: Joined the Skyhawks after a brief two-year stint at Bethel University where he did not see game action…Prepped at Cannon County High School under his brother TJ Daniel…During his senior year of high school he compiled 187 total tackles, including 104 solos and 83 assists…Notched 32 tackles for loss and 16 sacks on the year…Played in the Tennessee East-West All-Star Game.

GEORGE DAVIS Fort Myers, Fla. • Marshall Position S Height 6-3 Weight 185 class R-Soph.

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BEFORE UTM: Joins the Skyhawks from Marshall University, where he played for head coach Doc Holliday…Saw action in nine games at safety and on special teams…Compiled eight total tackles, including five solos and three

Huntsville, Ala. • Columbia HS Position LB Height 6-3 Weight 233 class R-Fresh

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2016: Redshirted. 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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PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 10, 1995…Son of Bruce and Melody Daniel…Has two brothers, AJ and TJ…Majoring in general studies.

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Position TE Height 6-1 Weight 225 class Junior

Position WR Height 6-3 Weight 205 class Freshman

2016 IN REVIEW

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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Position S Height 6-0 Weight 197 class R-Soph.

RYAN DAVIS Cincinnati, Ohio • Colerain HS

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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.

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Tyler Eddings

Terry Fultz

Shelbyville, Tenn. • Shelbyville HS

Memphis, Tenn. • Ridgeway HS

Position WR Height 5-10 Weight 198 class R-Junior

Position OL Height 6-6 Weight 305 class R-Soph.

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2016: Saw action in five games for the Skyhawks at wide receiver…Played against Cincinnati (Sept. 1), Austin Peay (Oct. 8), Georgia State (Oct. 22), Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 29) and Jacksonville State (Nov. 19). 2015: Saw action in three games for the Skyhawks, tallying one catch on the season…He tallied one catch for 13 yards at Ole Miss on Sept. 5. 2014: Redshirted. 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.

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2016: Saw action in three games for the Skyhawks on the offensive line… Played against Bacone College (Sept. 17), Tennessee Tech (Sept. 24) and Austin Peay (Oct. 8)… Was part of an offensive line unit that conceded only 15 sacks for the entire season…Helped an offensive line which led the OVC with a 4.79 sacks per dropback percentage…Skyhawk offense ranked 24th nationally and first in the OVC in sacks allowed per game at 1.25. 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. PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 24, 1997…Son of Ramona Maclin…Has one sibling, Ciara…Majoring health and human performance.

Ladarius Galloway Indianola, Miss. • Copiah-Lincoln CC

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.

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Deashun Fields

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Dyersburg, Tenn. • Dyersburg HS Position RB Height 6-1 Weight 230 class Freshman

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Dyersburg High School, playing for head coach Bart Stowe…Guided the Trojans to a 10-4 record with a playoff berth in 2016 before falling in the state quarterfinals…Named first team all-region, 7-3A Offensive Player of the Year and a team captain…As a junior, tallied 99 carries for 835 yards and 16 touchdowns…Tallied four 100-yard rushing performances while averaging 92.8 yards per game…Averaged 8.4 yards per carry…Played in the 2016 West Tennessee All-Star Game…Named to the TNHighSchoolFootball. com Class 3A all-state team.

BEFORE UTM: Joins the Skyhawks from Copiah-Lincoln Community College, where he played for head coach Glenn Davis…Led the Wolves to a 5-4 record in 2016…Ranked as a top-three rusher in the MACJC as he tallied 1,003 yards on 182 carries while scoring 10 touchdowns…Averaged 111.4 yards per game…Posted six 100-yard rushing games – including a career-high 184 yards against Pearl River CC…Tallied 14 receptions for 108 yards…Averaged 7.7 yards per catch…Earned MACJC second-team all-state honors…Tallied 89 carries for 500 yards and three touchdowns as a freshman…Prepped at Gentry High School, where he played for head coach Gregory Redd…He tallied 457 career carries for 4,725 yards and 40 touchdowns in his prep career for the Rams. PERSONAL: Born on April 3, 1997...Son of Armieml Galloway and Farrah Young...Has three siblings, Latiyia, Ladaisha and Willdarius...Majoring in business.

PERSONAL: Born on July 15, 1999…Son of Deonna Fields and Antonio Gauldin…Has four siblings, Martavious, Ariona, Briana and Isaiah…Majoring in physical education and special education.

Mark Garrett Selma, Ala. • Selma HS Position OL Height 6-5 Weight 350 class R-Junior

John Ford Nashville, Tenn. • John Overton HS Position LB Height 6-3 Weight 236 class Freshman

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at John Overton High School, playing for head coach Steve Williams…Guided the Bobcats to a 7-5 record with a playoff berth in 2016…Recorded 47 tackles, six sacks, four tackles for loss and an interception as a senior…Posted a career-best performance against Mount Juliet, tallying 18 tackles – including 14 solos…Named to the All-Region 3-6A team…Played in the 2016 Toyota East vs. West All-Star Game…Tallied 46 tackles – including five sacks and four tackles for loss as a junior. PERSONAL: Born on April 8, 1998…Son of John and Paula Ford…Has one sibling, EJ…Majoring in sports management.

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2016: Did not see game action. 2015: Appeared in one game, playing against Bethel on Sept. 10. 2014: Redshirted. 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. PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 24, 1995…Son of Carolyn Garrett…Majoring in criminal justice.

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Malik Harris Nashville, Tenn. • Maplewood HS

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PERSONAL: Born on Oct. 14, 1997…Son of Darby and Dina Gibson…Has one brother, Crocket…Majoring in agri-business.

James Gilleylen Tupelo, Miss. • Tupelo HS

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2014: Redshirted.

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

Evan Gowdy Nashville, Tenn. • McGavock HS

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2016: Redshirted. 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.

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.

Hamilton Hendricks Nashville, Tenn. • Bethel Position DB Height 6-0 Weight 187 class R-Soph.

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BEFORE UTM: Joined the Skyhawks after a brief one-year stint at Bethel University where he played in nine games…Compiled 52 total tackles, including 32 solos and 20 assists…Tallied 0.5 tackles for loss…Notched a season-high 12 tackles against Reinhardt…Notched five tackles against UT Martin in the teams’ 2015 meeting…Tallied one interception against Lindsey Wilson and one pass breakup…Prepped at Hillsboro High School under Louis C. Clayton. PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 10, 1995…Son of Reginald Hendricks and Mary Foster…Has three siblings, Harrison, Hannah and PJ…Majoring in mass communications.

Joey Hobbs Philadelphia, Pa. • Independence CC Position Height Weight class

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BEFORE UTM: Transfers to UT Martin from Independence CC, where he played for head coach Jason Brown…Guided the Pirates to a 5-4 overall mark…Ranked as the No. 4 JUCO Defensive Lineman by GridironRR.com, receiving a 9.0 rating and a three-star designation…Spent one season at Nassau Community College…Helped the Lions to a perfect 10-0 record and a conference championship…Compiled four tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss totaling 18 yards…Prepped at Mechanicsburg High School, where he played for head coach Chris Hakel. PERSONAL: Aug. 10, 1996…Son of Joseph Hobbs and Tonie Selby…Has four siblings, Dontae, Dylan, Ahdir and Anyrhee…Majoring in business.

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Position DB Height 6-1 Weight 175 class R-Fresh.

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.

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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.

2015: Redshirted.

2016 IN REVIEW

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.

2016: Played in 11 games for the Skyhawks at linebacker and on special teams…Compiled four total tackles, including two solos and two assists… Notched one tackle for loss totaling 15 yards…Tallied a season-high three tackles against Bacone College (Sept. 17).

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2016: Played in all 12 games for the Skyhawks while tallying 11 starts at linebacker…Named OVC Defensive Player of the Week (10/30)…Compiled 65 total tackles, including 32 solos and 33 assists…Notched 7.5 tackles for loss totaling 18 yards…Recorded one sack at Hawai’i (Sept. 10)…Tallied one interception against Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 29), returning it for a touchdown…Notched four quarterback hurries and five pass breakups… Recorded a career-hihg 10 tackles at Murray State (Oct. 15).

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Giles County High School under head coach David O’Connor…Compiled 305 career total tackles, including 167 solos and 138 assists…Notched 16.0 tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks…Averaged 6.5 tackles per game…Tallied 11 quarterback hurries…Notched one career interception while forcing four fumbles.

Position LB Height 6-1 Weight 243 class R-Junior

Position LB Height 6-2 Weight 218 class R-Soph.

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Boone Gibson Pulaski, Tenn. • Giles County HS

PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 11, 1997…Son of Ken and Donna Gowdy…Has one sibling, Kendra Gardner…Majoring in criminal justice. 37

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Chris Jackson

Nashville, Tenn. • Cane Ridge HS

Lexington, Ky. • Lexington Catholic HS

Position DB Height 6-1 Weight 195 class R-Junior

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2016: Saw action in two games for the Skyhawks at defensive back…Played against Bacone College (Sept. 17) and Tennessee Tech (Sept. 24)…Compiled one tackle against Bacone College (Sept. 17). 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.

Devonte Howard Bryant, Ark. • Memphis Position WR Height 5-9 Weight 195 class Junior

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2016: Saw action in six games for the Skyhawks at wide receiver and on special teams…Played against Cincinnati (Sept. 1), Bacone College (Sept. 17), Austin Peay (Oct. 8), Georgia State (Oct. 22), Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 29) and Jacksonville State (Nov. 19)…Tallied one catch for 10 yards at Jacksonville State (Nov. 19). 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.

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Joe Hudson San Diego, Calif. • Southwestern College Position QB Height 6-2 Weight 210 class Junior

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BEFORE UTM: Transfers to UT Martin from Southwestern College, where he played for head coach Edward Carberry…Played in 11 games at quarterback for the Jaguars, leading them to a 9-2 overall record…Completed 127-of-216 passes for 1,523 yards…Tallied 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions… Averaged 138.5 yards passing per game…Posted a completion percentage of 58.8 percent…His best game came against Palomar (Sept. 3) where he completed 35-of-53 attempts for 318 yards and three touchdowns… Eclipsed the 200-yard passing mark on five occasions…Scored two rushing touchdowns.

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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.

Gemarta’ jackson Lexington, Ky. • Lexington Catholic HS Position DL Height 6-4 Weight 270 class Junior

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.

PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 30, 1995…Son of Donald and Erma Howard…Has one sibling, DeIvory…Majoring in sports management.

Position OL Height 6-9 Weight 312 class R-Fresh.

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BEFORE UTM: Transfers to UT Martin from Copiah-Lincoln Community College, where he played for head coach Glenn Davis…Played in 18 games at tight end…Tallied two career receptions for eight yards…Prepped at Madison Central High School under head coach Bobby Hall…In high school, he compiled 89 total tackles, including 49 solos and 38 assists…Notched 31.0 tackles for loss and 13.0 sacks…Recorded one interception while recovering six fumbles. PERSONAL: Born on June 23, 1996…Son of Kimberly Jackson and Eric Brown… Has one sibling, Zabien…Majoring in general studies.

TJ Jefferson Nashville, Tenn. • Montgomery Bell Aca. Position LB Height 5-8 Weight 222 class R-Soph.

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2016: Saw action in all 12 games for the Skyhawks at linebacker and on special teams…Compiled 11 total tackles, including six solos and five assists… Notched multi-tackle performances against Hawai’i (Sept. 10), Austin Peay (Oct. 8), Eastern Illinois (Nov. 5) and Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12). 2015: Redshirted. 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. PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 18, 1996…Son of Tyrone and Andrea Jefferson… Majoring in pre-physical therapy. 2016: Did not see game action.

PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 11, 1995…Son of Joe and Caroline Hudson…Has two siblings, Cari and Jenelle…Majoring in sociology. 2016: Redshirted.

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Chance Key Brilliant, Ala. • Brilliant HS

Position DL Height 6-2 Weight 250 class R-Fresh.

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PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 3, 1995…Son of Vester and Rhonda Jones…Majoring in health and human performance.

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.

Chase Joy Dyersburg, Tenn. • Memphis Position DL Height 6-3 Weight 305 class R-Fresh.

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2015: Redshirted. 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. PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 23, 1996…Son of Wesley and Laura Key…Majoring in management.

Christian LaBreche Brentwood, Tenn. • Brentwood HS Position WR Height 6-6 Weight 230 class Freshman

BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Brentwood High School, playing for head coach Ron Crawford…Guided the Bruins to a 9-5 record with a playoff berth in 2016…Played on both sides of the ball at tight end and linebacker…Tallied 38 receptions for 509 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior…Averaged 13.4 yards per catch…Notched 44 total tackles – including 19 solos – while tallying nine tackles for loss…Forced one fumble, tallied a fumble recovery and an interception…Ranked as a two-star tight end by 247Sports…Named to the TNHighSchoolFootball.com Class 5A all-state team…Tabbed to The Tennessean’s All-Midstate first team. PERSONAL: Born Dec. 4, 1998…Son of Bruce and Jenny LaBreche…Has two siblings, Grant and JP…Majoring in finance.

Marcus LeFlore Position RB Height 6-0 Weight 199 class R-Junior

PERSONAL: Born on May 21, 1998...Son of Jeff Joy and Pam Williams...Has two siblings, Tyler and John...Majoring in secondary education.

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Winton Woods High School, playing for head coach Andre Parker…Guided the Warriors to a 5-5 record…Tallied 15 tackles and one sack in 2016…Played on both sides of the ball…Named to the Associated Press Division II Southwest District honorable mention team…Named a nominee for the 2016 Postseason All-Tri-State Football team…Considered a three-star prospect and the fifth-best defensive end in Ohio by Scout.com.

2016: Redshirted. 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…Won a NJCAA National Championship with the Lions in 2014...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. 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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Olive Branch, Miss. • East Mississippi CC

BEFORE UTM: Transfers to UT Martin from Memphis, where he played for head coach Mike Norvell…Redshirted at Memphis…Prepped at Dyer County High School under head coach Barry Kendall.

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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.

2016: Played in eight games for the Skyhawks at tight end and on special teams…Played against Cincinnati (Sept. 1), Hawai’i (Sept. 10), Bacone College (Sept. 17), Tennessee Tech (Sept. 24), Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 29), Eastern Illinois (Nov. 5), Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12) and Jacksonville State (Nov. 19).

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2016: Played in seven games for the Skyhawks at linebacker and on special teams…Compiled three total tackles, including one solo and two assists… Notched a season-high two tackles at Murray State (Oct. 15).

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BEFORE UTM: Played for head coach Steve Hookfin at nearby Liberty Tech Magnet High School...Helped Liberty Tech to a 33-18 overall record in his high school career, including a 7-5 record as a senior…Was a key member of the Crusader squad who went 9-6 and advanced to the state semifinals for just the second time in school history during his junior campaign in 2012…Participated in the second annual West Tennessee All-Star Game in December 2013.

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Position TE Height 6-5 Weight 250 class R-Soph.

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Peyton Logan Horn Lake, Miss. • Horn Lake HS Position RB Height 5-8 Weight 170 class Freshman

PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 28, 1998…Son of Patrick and Phyllis Logan…Has one sibling, Patrice…Majoring in physical education.

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BEFORE UTM: Transfers to UT Martin from South Florida, where he played for head coach Willie Taggart…Played in one game as a true freshman in 2016 against Northern Illinois…Prepped at North Florida Christian, where he played for head coach Robert Craft…Caught 38 passes for 545 yards and seven touchdowns…Played in 10 games on defense as a senior, totaling 14 tackles, three pass breakups and an interception returned 79 yards…Named to the Florida All-State Class 2A first team as a senior…Named to the 2015 All-Big Bend offense…Rated a three-star recruit by ESPN, 247Sports, Scout and Rivals out of high school. PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 13, 1998...Son of Mary and Anthony Mathews...Has two siblings, Anthony and Antwain...Majoring in communications.

Victor McClinton Eufaula, Ala. • Eufaula HS Position WR Height 6-2 Weight 180 class Freshman

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Memphis, Tenn. • Mitchell HS Position WR Height 6-2 Weight 185 class R-Soph.

Jacksonville, Fla. • First Coast HS Position DB Height 5-11 Weight 180 class Freshman

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at First Coast High School, playing for head coach Marty Lee… Ranked as a three-star recruit by 247Sports and a two-star recruit by Scout.com…Tabbed a 2017 Player to Watch by 904Preps.com… Named to the Florida/Georgia All-Star Game.

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2016: Saw action in nine games for the Skyhawks at wide receiver…Tallied six receptions for 104 yards…Caught one touchdown…Averaged 17.3 yards per catch…Best game came against Bacone College (Sept. 17) with two receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown…Recorded a season-high three receptions at Georgia State (Oct. 22)…Notched one rush for six yards at Cincinnati (Sept. 1). 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.

Wanya Moton Murfreesboro, Tenn. • Oakland HS Position DB Height 6-1 Weight 190 class Freshman

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Oakland High School, playing for head coach Kevin Creasy…Guided the Patriots to a 14-1 record and finished state runner-up in Class 6A in 2016…Tallied 28 tackles and three interceptions as a senior…For his career he tallied 90 total tackles – including 36 solos – while recording five pass breakups, five interceptions and a fumble recovery…Scored a 30-yard rushing touchdown while also competing 3-of-3 pass attempts for 72 yards and a touchdown…Made the Tennessee Select 7-on-7 squad. PERSONAL: Born on March 20, 1999…Son of Jenelle Gentry and Leon Moton…Has four siblings, Jamiyah, Dmani, Jaquarie and Paige…Majoring in agriculture.

BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Eufaula High School, playing for head coach Bryan Moore…Guided the Tigers to an 8-3 record with a playoff berth in 2016… Played in 11 games as a senior, tallying 27 receptions for 497 yards and four touchdowns…Averaged 18.4 yards per reception…Completed 3-of-4 passes for 68 yards and two touchdowns…Arguably his best game came against Headland where he tallied four receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns to earn AHSAA Spotlight honors. PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 29, 1998…Son of DeVelma McElroy…Has five siblings, Nekia, Clifford, Jerold, Valarie and Walter…Majoring in history.

Jaylon Moore

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Horn Lake High School, playing for head coach Brad Boyette…Guided the Eagles to a 9-3 record in 2016…Played in eight games his senior year, tallying 81 carries for 614 yards and 10 touchdowns… Averaged 7.6 yards per carry… Posted a personal-best performance against Kirby, tallying 12 carries for 238 yards and five touchdowns…As a junior, tallied 175 carries for 1,234 yards and 10 touchdowns…Averaged 102.8 yards per game…Tallied 41 receptions for 617 yards and four touchdowns for his career…Played in the 68th annual Bernard Blackwell All-Star Classic…Named to the Commercial Appeal Pepsi Best of Preps Mississippi-Arkansas team.

Position DB Height 6-0 Weight 197 class Sophomore

PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 20, 1999…Son of Quentin Montgomery, Sr. and Evette Montgomery…Has two siblings, Keandre and Keandra…Majoring in civil engineering.

Joseph Murry Birmingham, Ala. • Midfield HS Position DL Height 6-2 Weight 301 class R-Soph.

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2016: Saw action in four games for the Skyhawks on the defensive line… Compiled six total tackles, including one solo and five assists…Notched 0.5 tackles for loss totaling five yards…Recorded half a sack…Tallied one pass breakup…Best game came against Bacone College (Sept. 17) when he tallied five tackles, a half sack and a pass breakup. 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 May 27, 1997…Majoring in health and human performance.

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Bartlett, Tenn. • Memphis Univ. School Position OL Height 6-4 Weight 285 class R-Junior

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

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2016: Saw action in four games for the Skyhawks on the offensive line… Was part of an offensive line unit that conceded only 15 sacks for the entire season…Helped an offensive line which led the OVC with a 4.79 sacks per dropback percentage…Skyhawk offense ranked 24th nationally and first in the OVC in sacks allowed per game at 1.25…Helped block for an offense that generated 43 touchdowns and 384.2 yards of total offense per game.

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-Soph.

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2015: Redshirted.

PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 17, 1997…Son of Matthew and Desiree Taylor…Has two siblings, Katlyn Newsom and Ryleigh Taylor…Majoring in agriculture.

Terry Norris Springfield, Mass. • Lackawanna College

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2016: Granted medical redshirt. 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,

2015: Redshirted. 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.

Austin Pauley Chandler, Ariz. • Mesa CC Position OL Height 6-5 Weight 295 class Sophomore

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BEFORE UTM: Transfers to UT Martin from Mesa Community College, playing for head coach Ryan Felker…Saw action in 11 games for the Thunderbirds on the offensive line…Helped an offensive line which led an offensive unit that averaged 450.5 yards per game and posted a 9-2 overall record…The offensive line yielded just 29 sacks on the year…Team passed for 337.9 yards per game through the air and 112.6 yards on the ground per game. PERSONAL: Born on July 4, 1995...Son of Bill and Linda Pauley...Has one sibling, Brad...Majoring in public administration.

CHRISTIAN PHILPOTT Tallahassee, Fla. • Georgia Tech Position TE Height 6-3 Weight 215 class R-Soph.

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BEFORE UTM: Transfers to UT Martin from Georgia Tech, where he played for head coach Paul Johnson…Played in three games as a redshirt freshman in 2016, tallying one reception for nine yards against Vanderbilt…Prepped at North Florida Christian, where he played for head coach Robert Craft…Was a three-year captain while playing receiver, free safety and on special teams… Was named 2014 Class 2A Player of the Year while earning Class 2A first team all-state selections as both a junior and senior…Caught 44 passes for 902 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior…Finished career with 111 receptions for 2,070 yards and 21 touchdowns…Played in 2014 FACA North South AllStar Game…Also lettered four years in track, winning state championships in the 200m and 400m dash en route to all-state honors…Owns school track records in 200m (21.45) and 400m (48.17). PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 11, 1997…Son of Robert and Rei Philpott…Has one sibling, Trei…Majoring in marketing.

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Position RB Height 5-8 Weight 220 class R-Junior

2016: Did not see game action.

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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.

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2016: Saw action in 11 games for the Skyhawks while starting in eight games on the offensive line… Was part of an offensive line unit that conceded only 15 sacks for the entire season…Helped an offensive line which led the OVC with a 4.79 sacks per dropback percentage…Skyhawk offense ranked 24th nationally and first in the OVC in sacks allowed per game at 1.25…Helped block for an offense that generated 43 touchdowns and 384.2 yards of total offense per game.

Position OL Height 6-2 Weight 280 class R-Soph.

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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.

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

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AUSTIN PICKETT Lake Minneola, Fla. • Lake Minneola HS Position DL Height 6-1 Weight 287 class Sophomore

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2016: Saw action in two games for the Skyhawks on the defensive line… Played against Austin Peay (Oct. 8) and Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 29). 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 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 177 class R-Junior

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

SHERROD PITTMAN Jacksonville, Fla. • South Carolina

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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 LB Height 6-0 Weight 225 class R-Soph.

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BEFORE UTM: Transfers to UT Martin from South Carolina, where he played for head coach Will Muschamp…Played in three games in 2016 at linebacker and special teams…Saw action against Vanderbilt (Sept. 1), Georgia (Oct. 9) and Massachusetts (Oct. 22)…Compiled two total tackles…Redshirted as a true freshman after suffering a leg injury…Earned the Outstanding Weight Room accolade…Prepped at First Coast High School under head coach Marty Lee…Pushed his team to a 12-1 record as a senior…Earned a spot on the Florida Class 8A all-state squad…Compiled 103 total tackles and three interceptions as a junior…Considered as a four-star recruit and the 19th best player in the state of Florida out of high school by Rivals. PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 11, 1996…Son of Alia Greene…Has four siblings, Nate, Adain, Adrianna and Alexandra…Majoring in sports management.

Kevin Prather Jr Murfreesboro, Tenn. • Oakland HS Position LB Height 6-0 Weight 225 class Junior

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2016: Named to HERO Sports FCS Sophomore All-American team…Played and started in all 12 games for the Skyhawks at linebacker…Compiled 71 total tackles, including 27 solos and 44 assists…Notched 7.5 tackles for loss totaling 34 yards…Recorded 2.5 sacks…Tallied five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…Notched one interception against Georgia State (Oct. 22)…Tallied four pass breakups and three quarterback hurries…His best game came against Eastern Illinois (Nov. 5) where he tallied a season-high nine tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, half a sack, two forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and a quarterback hurry…Eclipsed five tackles or more nine times against Cincinnati (Sept. 1), Hawai’i (Sept. 10), Tennessee Tech (Sept. 24), Austin Peay (Oct. 8), Murray State (Oct. 15), Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 29), Eastern Illinois (Nov. 5), Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12) and Jacksonville State (Nov. 19).

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2016: Saw action in three games for the Skyhawks as a defensive back and on special teams…Played against Bacone College (Sept. 17), Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12) and Jacksonville State (Nov. 19). 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.

Antavis Rowe Atlanta, Ga. • Marshall Position DB Height 5-11 Weight 163 class R-Junior

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BEFORE UTM: Transfers to UT Martin from Marshall University, where he played for head coach Doc Holliday…Played in 13 games in 2015…Compiled 42 total tackles, including 23 solos and 19 assists…Notched six pass breakups, one interception, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble…Named to the 2014 Conference USA All-Freshman team…One of only eight true freshmen to play for the Herd’s 13-1 Conference USA title team…Played in 12 games, compiling 23 tackles (12 solo), one tackle for loss, one pass breakup and one fumble recovery…Named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Prepped at Washington High School…Class AAAA Georgia Sportswriters All-State first team…Rushed 228 times for 1,539 yards and 32 touchdowns. PERSONAL: Born on March 22, 1996…Son of Quinton Sagoes…Majoring in health and human performance. 2016: Redshirted.

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.

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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, 2006 OVC CHAMPIONS • 2017 UT MARTIN FOOTBALL GUIDE • FIVE-TIME SGT. YORK TROPHY


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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.

Deven Sims Smyrna, Tenn. • Smyrna HS

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PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 30, 1998…Son of Jennifer and Chucky Richardson… Has one sibling, Brittany…Majoring in health and human performance. BEFORE UTM: Joins the Skyhawks from Copiah-Lincoln Community College,

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where he played for head coach Glenn Davis…Led the Wolves to a 5-4 record in 2016…Played in nine games at wide receiver…Tallied five receptions for 41 yards…Averaged 8.2 yards per catch…Prepped at Germantown High School under head coach Tim Shramek.

D ’Carrious Stephens Union City, Tenn. • Union City HS Position DB Height 6-2 Weight 200 class Freshman

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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.

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 R-Fresh.

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2016: Redshirted. 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. PERSONAL: Born on July 25, 1997…Son of Mark and Paige Tatko…Has two siblings, Nathan and Meredith…Majoring in exercise science.

Brett Thompson Olive Branch, Miss. • Northeast Mississippi CC Position TE Height 6-4 Weight 232 class R-Junior

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2016: Granted medical redshirt. 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. 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.

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

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2016: Redshirted.

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

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PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 27, 1996…Son of Shirley Whalen...Has five siblings, Ariona, BJ, Alexis, Brycon and Justin...Majoring in business.

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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Madison, Miss. • Copiah-Lincoln CC Position DB Height 6-2 Weight 200 class Freshman

2016: Saw action in 11 games for the Skyhawks at safety and on special teams…Compiled two tackles…Notched tackles against Bacone College (Sept. 17) and Austin Peay (Oct. 8).

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Smyrna High School, playing for head coach Matt Williams…Guided the Bulldogs to a 6-5 record with a playoff berth in 2016…Played primarily in the secondary while also seeing time at running back in his career…Tallied 89 total tackles as a senior – including 61 solo stops…Averaged 8.1 tackles per game…Tallied three interceptions, three pass breakups and blocked a pair of punts…Finished his career with 129 total tackles, one sack and five interceptions…Posted 28 career carries for 145 yards and a touchdown…Named to the All-Region 2-6A football team… Played in the 2016 Toyota East vs. West All-Star Game.

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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

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JULIAN THOMPSON-CLAY Clarksville, Tenn. • Rossview HS Position LB Height 6-3 Weight 229 class R-Junior

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

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2016: Saw action in all 12 games for the Skyhawks at linebacker and special teams while starting against Hawai’i (Sept. 10)…Compiled 19 total tackles, including eight solos and 11 assists…Notched 1.5 tackles for loss totaling seven yards…Recorded one sack against Eastern Illinois (Nov. 5)…Notched one interception, returning it 86 yards for a touchdown against Tennessee Tech (Sept. 24)…Tallied three quarterback hurries…Set a season-high with five tackles against Austin Peay (Oct. 8). 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.

Memphis, Tenn. • KIPP Collegiate School Position DL Height 6-4 Weight 280 class R-Soph.

2016: Did not see game action. 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.

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Pulaski, Tenn. • Giles County HS Position RB Height 5-9 Weight 205 class Freshman

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Giles County High School for head coach Scott Blair…Tallied 514 career carries for 3,165 yards…Posted 37 career rushing touchdowns…Averaged 6.2 yards per carry…As a senior, he notched 280 carries for 1,877 yards and 22 touchdowns…Averaged 170.6 yards per game…Eclipsed the 100-yard mark on 10 different occasions…Tallied 21 career receptions for 158 yards and one touchdown…Completed 34-of-54 passing attempts for 375 yards and one touchdown…Named to All-Midstate second team…Named all-region.

James Walker Eufaula, Ala. • Eufaula HS Position OL Height 6-5 Weight 330 class R-Soph.

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2016: Saw action in all 12 games for the Skyhawks on the defensive line while earning one start against Bacone College (Sept. 17)…Compiled 19 total tackles, including nine solos and 10 assists…Notched 3.0 tackles for loss totaling nine yards…Recorded one sack against Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 29)…Tallied five quarterback hurries…Posted three tackles against Austin Peay (Oct. 8), Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 29), Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12) and Jacksonville State (Nov. 19).

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Glenville High School, playing for head coach Theodore Ginn…Guided the Tarblooders to a 7-4 record with a playoff berth in 2016…Named a Senate League All-Star…Tabbed to the Associated Press All-Northeast Lakes District second team offense…Participated in the Nike Football “The Opening Rating Days”.

PERSONAL: Born of Nov. 22, 1997...Son of Terrence Tucker and Stephanie Gist...Has five siblings, Riley, RJ, Jana, Amberly and Traistan...Majoring in sports management.

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2016: Redshirted. 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.

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.

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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. 2014: Redshirted.

PERSONAL: Born on June 24, 1996…Son of Matt and Shari Wall…Majoring in humanities and fine arts.

Bryce Warner Troy, Tenn. • Southeast Missouri

BEFORE UTM: Transfers to UT Martin from OVC rival Southeast Missouri where he played one season under head coach Tom Matukewicz…Appeared in seven games as a true freshman at running back and on special teams… Returned six kick returns for 108 yards…Tallied one tackle against Missouri… Prepped at Obion County High School under head coach Kevin Goltra… Played in five games as a senior, tallied 55 carries for 372 yards and four touchdowns…Notched two receptions for 96 yards and two touchdowns.

PERSONAL: Born on July 18, 1998…Son of Kicki and Albert Jones…Has four siblings, Lamarien, Assia, Brianna and Chasity…Majoring in criminal justice.

Deylon Williams Smyrna, Tenn. • Smyrna HS Position LB Height 6-2 Weight 250 class Freshman

BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Smyrna High School, playing for head coach Matt Williams…Guided the Bulldogs to a 6-5 record with a playoff berth in 2016… Posted 81 total tackles – including 55 solo stops…Averaged 8.1 tackles per game…Recorded a sack and a fumble recovery as a senior…Missed his entire junior season due to injury…Finished his career with 149 total tackles, one sack, an interception and a fumble recovery…Ranked as a two-star recruit by Rivals…Tabbed Region 4-6A All-Region Offensive Player of the Year and first team offense…Named to the Daily News Journal All-Area second team… Named to the All-Region 2-6A team… Played in the 2016 Toyota East vs. West All-Star Game…Played in the 15th annual AutoZone Liberty Bowl High School All-Star Football game. PERSONAL: Born on Dec. 8, 1998…Son of Razan Jones and Dorian Williams… Has one sibling, DJ…Majoring in special education.

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2016: Redshirted. 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. 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 Paducah Tilghman High School under head coach Kurt Barber…Tallied 19 receptions for 427 yards and six touchdowns…Earned Woodmen Life Player of the Week after tallying eight receptions for 218 yards and three touchdowns against Madisonville-North Hopkins…Played both football and track & field…Ran a season-record time of 50.64 in the KHSAA State Class AA Meet…Set personal-records of 11.54 in the 100m, 23.24 in the 200m and 49.57 in the 400m.

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Whitehaven High School, playing for head coach Rodney Saulsberry…Guided the Tigers to a perfect 15-0 record and an ultimate Class 6A state championship in 2016…Tallied 247 carries for 1,984 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior…Averaged 141.7 yards per game… Notched a dozen 100-yard rushing performances…Caught 13 receptions for 343 yards and five touchdowns…In his junior and senior year combined he tallied 546 carries for 4,025 yards and 50 touchdowns…Named MaxPreps Player of the Game 12 times during his senior season…Named a finalist for 2016 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football 6A Offensive Back Award…Ranked a twostar prospect by 247Sports and Rivals… Named to the TNHighSchoolFootball. com Class 6A all-state team.

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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.

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2016: Saw action in all 12 games for the Skyhawks at linebacker and on special teams…Compiled 13 total tackles, including three solos and 10 assists…Tallied 0.5 tackles for loss totaling four yards…Recorded 0.5 sack against Southeast Missouri (Nov. 12)…Recovered one fumble against Austin Peay (Oct. 8)…Notched one quarterback hurry vs. Tennessee Tech (Sept. 24)…Set a season-high four tackles against Bacone College (Sept. 17).

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Dickson, Tenn. • Dickson County HS

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2016: Saw action in eight games for the Skyhawks at wide receiver and on special teams…Tallied four catches for 78 yards…Averaged 19.5 yards per catch…Tallied a 37-yard reception at Georgia State (Oct. 22…Notched two kick returns, totaling 41 yards...Notched receptions against Bacone College (Sept. 17), Austin Peay (Oct. 8), Murray State (Oct. 15) and Georgia State (Oct. 22). 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.

BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Dickson County High School under head coach Troy Williams…Compiled 168 total tackles, including 149 solos and 20 assists… Notched 5.0 tackles for loss and six sacks totaling 30 yards as a senior… Averaged 15.4 tackles per game…Notched six career interceptions while forcing two fumbles and blocking a pair of field goals…Notched 87 career carries for 482 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground…Named 11-AAA All-District. PERSONAL: Born on March 4, 1998…Son of Bob and Valarie Wolcott…Has two siblings, Ben and Hunter…Majoring in cell and molecular biology.

Dylan Yates

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

Dresden, Tenn. • Dresden HS Position RB Height 5-10 Weight 205 class Freshman

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Miami, Fla. • Marshall Position DB Height 6-0 Weight 186 class Junior

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2016: Played in nine games for the Skyhawks at defensive back while earning two starts against Cincinnati (Sept. 1) and Hawai’i (Sept. 10)…Compiled 17 total tackles, including seven solos and 10 assists…Notched 0.5 tackle for loss totaling one yard…Tallied a pair of interceptions against Hawai’i (Sept. 10) and Eastern Illinois (Nov. 5)…Notched pass breakups at Cincinnati (Sept. 1) and Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 29).

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PERSONAL: Born on Oct. 13, 1998…Son of Misty Yates and Joe Clemons…Has one sibling, Drake…Majoring in health and human performance.

Lamarcus young Bartlett, Tenn. • Bartlett HS Position DB Height 5-11 Weight 178 class R-Fresh.

PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 1, 1994…Son of Anthony Hall and Sheila Williams… Majoring in pre-med.

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Dresden High School, playing for head coach Derek Rang…Guided the Lions to a perfect 16-0 record and the program’s first Class 1A state championship in 2016…Completed 145-of-196 passes for 2,928 yards with 38 touchdowns and just two interceptions as a senior…Also rushed 90 times for 893 yards and 13 touchdowns…Tabbed Offensive MVP in the state championship…Named to the 2016 TNHighSchoolFootball.com Class AA allstate team…Punted 13 times for 551 yards…Averaged 42.4 yards per punt… Won Region 7A Best Offensive Player Award…Completed 137-of-191 passes for 2,630 yards and 38 touchdowns while rushing 82 times for 739 yards and six touchdowns as a junior…Named 2015 Tennessee Titans Mr. Football 1A Offensive Back Award…Selected as All-West Tennessee Football Offensive Player of the Year…Tabbed All-West Tennessee first team offense...Ranked as a three-star recruit by 247Sports and two-star by Rivals and Scout…Selected to play in the 2016 Toyota East vs. West All-Star Game...Three-sport athlete with baseball and basketball. PERSONAL: Born on Nov. 11, 1998…Son of Albert and Shelley Winn…Has two siblings, Loral and Tinley…Majoring in agri-business.

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BEFORE UTM: Prepped at Dresden High School, playing for head coach Derek Rang…Guided the Lions to a perfect 16-0 record and the program’s first Class 1A state championship in 2016…Tallied 166 carries for 2,012 yards…Rushed for 33 touchdowns…Averaged 11.68 yards per carry…Tallied 12 receptions for 278 yards and six touchdowns…Averaged 23.2 yards per reception…Tallied both a kick return and punt return touchdowns…In the program’s first state championship, Yates notched 16 carries for 260 yards and four touchdowns… Named a Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class 1A selection.|

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.

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TAKEEM YOUNG Greeneville, Tenn. • Greeneville HS Position DB Height 6-1 Weight 190 class Freshman

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UT MARTIN LOOKS FOR BALANCED ATTACK TO #BREAKTHROUGH IN 2017

The University of Tennessee at Martin football team has built itself into one of the top competitors for an Ohio Valley Conference championship under the direction of head coach Jason Simpson. While the Skyhawks have finished in the top two positions of the league standings five times since 2006, Simpson believes this is the year that his team is ready to take the next step and breakthrough preconceived glass ceilings both individually and as a team.

“When you go back the past five years we haven’t finished lower than third in the conference based off record,” said Simpson. “We know we have been consistent for 11 years. We talk around here every year that we want to compete for a playoff berth and a conference title, yet we just haven’t been able to get over the hump. While we have been consistent, we look for this to be the year that we breakthrough and accomplish those goals. We need to be able to be mature enough to not only talk about it in our building and offices, but to make the fans aware of the expectations we put on ourselves.” “When we look to the rallying cry of ‘breakthrough’, it isn’t just about our overall teams goals,” Simpson continued. “We look throughout our programs and we are looking for breakthroughs in many areas. Whether it is All-OVC guys elevating to All-Americans, role players becoming starters or even walk-ons trying to make the bus for our first road trip. We want to create individual goals which our players can breakthrough that ceiling by elevating their individual game which in turn strengthens our team as a whole.”

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UT Martin will officially open the 2017 season with a non-conference matchup against Division II foe Clarion University on Thursday, Aug. 31. The Skyhawks will then hit the road for back-to-back non-conference matchups at Southeastern Conference foe Ole Miss on Saturday, Sept. 9 and in-state foe Chattanooga on Saturday, Sept. 16. After a difficult non-conference slate, the Skyhawks will open OVC play on Saturday, Sept. 23 against Tennessee State. As a whole, UT Martin host Clarion, Tennessee State, Murray State (Oct. 7), Eastern Illinois (Oct. 28) and Jacksonville State (Nov. 11) while traveling to Austin Peay (Sept. 30), Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 21), Southeast Missouri (Nov. 4) and Tennessee Tech (Nov. 18). “Without a doubt, we are looking at a tough schedule ahead of ourselves,” said Simpson. “With that being said, we feel confident that we can use every week to consistently get better and breakthrough into the FCS playoffs and a conference championship. Whether it is opening our season at home, attempting to wash out a bad taste in our mouth from our last trip to Ole Miss, looking to knock off a top-10 FCS program like Chattanooga or facing off against an OVC foe, we need to breakthrough as a program to reach our ultimate goals.” While UT Martin is set to face a challenging schedule once again, the Skyhawks feels balance on both sides of the ball and strength in upperclassmen will provide a valuable foundation for the program’s ascension. As a whole, the Skyhawks boast 24 seniors within the program, including 22 of which will don their school colors for the final time this season in Brett Arkelian, Kadarren Bond, Robert Burleigh, Jose’ Carballo, Antonio Clifton, Troy Cook, Demonta Daniel, Chris Davis, Joseph Este, JP Fowler, Marquez Grayson, Kahlid Hagens, Chris Jackson, Londell Lee, Ethan Lewis, Corey Madlock, Tae Martin, Mitch Mersman, Jay Murphy, Sema’j Reed, DJ Simmons and Caylon Weathers.

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“With 24 seniors – and 20 of those being fifth year guys – that needs to be our strength not only in experience but in numbers as well,” said Simpson. “That needs to be what we hang out hats on, gets us through tough games, the highs and lows of the season and long weeks of practice. You’ll see some games where our defense is the better unit on the field and vice versa with the offense. It’s comforting to know that we have enough experience on the field to offset some of these things so we may be able to overcome any adversities we might face along the way.” “This team has a good understanding of the challenges we face,” said Simpson. “We make sure to stress the strengths and weaknesses to the guys while watching film about what corrections need to be made so we can make the improvements necessary to be a successful program. We went through the schedule and stressed things like in-state rivalry so these guys understand how important these matchups on the schedule are, as well as pointing out just

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Quarterbacks Caylon Weathers

Quarterbacks: Troy Cook, Kyle Akin, Dresser Winn, Clay Beathard and Joe Hudson.

Running Backs Londell Lee

Running backs: Jaimiee Bowe (injured), Marquez Grayson, Ty Brown, Ladarius Galloway, Deshaun Fields, Peyton Logan, Chris Davis, Marcus LeFlore, Terry Norris, Jordan Tucker, Bryce Warner (injured), Kylan Watkins and Dylan Yates.

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Robert Burleigh

The senior receiver tandem of Caylon Weathers and Londell Lee brings starting experience to a young yet talented core. Weathers returns as the team’s top receiving leader with 32 catches for 385 yards and three touchdowns while Lee caught 25 passes for 355 yards and four touchdowns. Top receivers to watch are Weathers, Lee, Jaylon Moore, Rodney Williams II, Jaylen Smith and Tyler Eddings.

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“I told these kids the other night that Juice (Bowe) was a big part of this team because of how he brings an element of electricity with the way he runs the ball,” said Simpson. “With that being said - collectively as a group - the production has still been there in different forms and fashions. It might be a different guy you turn to every game or every quarter, but there is a lot of depth. That’s a position where new guys can play if you have the ability, the quickness and the vision to find gaps and make a difference quickly.”

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If there were to be a position with question marks, it would be the position of running back. Counting on the performance of preseason All-OVC member Jaimiee Bowe, the Skyhawks lost the talented junior running back which rushed for 840 yards and seven touchdowns to an offseason injury for the year. With a fresh set of starting reps to be had, the Skyhawks will look to returners Marquez Grayson (26 carries, 133 yards, one touchdown) and Ty Brown (16 carries, 68 yards and two touchdowns) along with newcomers Ladarius Galloway, Deshaun Fields and Peyton Logan to shoulder the load.

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“We’ve got five guys with pretty talented arms,” said Simpson. “Troy is a very knowledgeable quarterback that has paid his dues and is a lot more relaxed this year without the stiff competition. It’s been fun to see how our fifth-year quarterbacks relax and really take control of their team. As far as Kyle, he has not only earned my respect, but the respect of his teammates to be able to go out there and move the football. Just from watching him through camp, I don’t think anyone has worked harder or grown more as a player than Kyle. We have great depth at the position.”

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The Skyhawks have the luxury of keeping the keys to the offense in the hands of preseason All-OVC performer Troy Cook, a fifth-year quarterback, for a second season. Cook has found himself on the College Football Performance Awards FCS National Performer of the Year Trophy Watch List after completing 166-of-298 passes for 2,321 yards and 22 touchdowns in 10 starts a season ago. The gunslinger ranked 12th nationally in passing yards per completion (13.98), 22nd in passing touchdowns (22), 26th in yards per pass attempt (7.79) and 29th in passing efficiency (137.4). Redshirt-sophomore Kyle Akin will serve as the primary backup.

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“The fun part about this season is that our different units (offense, defense and special teams) are at a level of success,” said Simpson. “The fact that we have a fifth-year quarterback, a balanced offensive line, a veteran secondary and a seasoned kicker only adds to that fact. This team knows what it takes to win.”

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UT Martin will look to its crop of talented individuals throughout the roster to push the Skyhawks into the FCS Playoff conversation as many players have been recognized by preseason outlets as key players to watch heading into 2017. As a whole, 11 different players have earned preseason accolades by the OVC, STATS, Lindy’s Sports, College Sports Madness and HERO Sports including Bond, Jaimiee Bowe, Burleigh, Donald Cofield Jr., Cook, Este, Hagens, Lee, Martin, Murphy and Weathers. Highlighting the list were preseason AllAmerican recognitions for Burleigh, Hagens and Lee.

how important every conference game is. Our seniors are listening though. They understand the challenges we face on a weekly basis. We feel that their leadership and guidance on the field and in the locker room will translate to wins.”


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Wide receivers: Caylon Weathers, Londell Lee, Jaylon Moore, Rodney Williams II, Jaylen Smith, Donnell Williams, Tyler Eddings, Devonte Howard, Colton Dowell, Victor McClinton and Hunter Watkins. “Caylon is a solid player whose big body is a tough matchup for guys and we expect a big year out of him while Londell is a smooth, easy player who flies under the radar and makes plays when they come his way,” said Simpson. “Our third guy is by committee with Moore, Smith and Williams who have all shown flashes of greatness but we’re just waiting for one guy to give us some consistency there. We’ve got several guys coming off of a redshirt season where one has size, one has speed, one has good hands and one has a good understanding of the offense. So we are looking to see what these younger guys can give us on the field.”

TIGHT ENDS A position group with loads of potential and versatility is that of the tight ends. Branded as the silverbacks, the Skyhawk group will look for a big season from Brett Thompson who returns to the fold after missing 2016 with an injury along with the return of veterans Chance Key and Demonta Daniel while adding newcomer Christian Philpott. Look for the squad to be able to utilize different packages with blocking and receiving groups. Tight ends: Brett Thompson, Chance Key, Demonta Daniel, Christian Philpott, Collin Tatko, Christian LaBreche, BJ Daniel and Boone Gibson. “We like the playmaking ability of our tight ends,” said Simpson. “This allows us to stray away from being a six or seven wide receiver personnel type of team. Brett is coming off of an injury from last season but he’s having an outstanding camp and Chance has improved as well. These tight ends are as good a group as any in the conference. When you add in Christian and his big body along with the personality of Demonta, it gives us several options.

OFFENSIVE LINEMEN The offensive line looks to be another key anchor for an explosive offense with the return of All-OVC honorees Robert Burleigh and Kadarren Bond along with several other contributing factors from a year ago. As a whole, the Skyhawks conceded just 15 sacks all of last season while leading the OVC with a 4.79 sacks per dropback percentage and blocking for an offense which generated 43 touchdowns and 384.2 yards of total offense. The quintet of Bond, Burleigh, James Walker, Nick Thomas and Corey Madlock will serve as the team’s starters while Terry Fultz, Kyle Naes and Sema’j Reed will provide added depth. Offensive linemen: Robert Burleigh, Kadarren Bond, Nick Thomas, Austin Newsom, Corey Madlock, Terry Fultz, Mark Garrett, Chris Jackson, Kyle Naes, Austin Pauley, Sema’j Reed, James Walker, Dallis Sangster, Drew Beymer and Zach Parker.

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“With the offensive line, there is strength in numbers,” said Simpson. “Burleigh has the accolades but these five to seven guys may be the best we’ve ever had in my time here. Nick really brings leadership and physicality which galvanizes the offensive line and he is going to be a great replacement after losing Kenneth Crenshaw which may have been the biggest loss from last season. Coach (Kevin) Bannon has done a really good job with this group. I think we’re as versatile and balanced as we have ever been.”

DEFENSIVE LINEMEN The Skyhawks will look to prove that the cupboard is far from empty at defensive line after the graduation of two All-OVC performers in Keith Jones and Damani Taylor. One player looking to put that unit together is Jay Murphy who has been a consistent contributor on the line for four seasons, tallying 28 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack a season ago. Primed to flank him on both sides is the junior duo of Anthony Brown (18 tackles) and Mike Turner (19 tackles) while Donald Cofield, Jr., Julian Crutchfield, Chase Joy, Joey Hobbs and Joseph Murry will provide added depth. Defensive linemen: Anthony Brown, Jay Murphy, Mike Turner, Donald Cofield, Jr., Julian Crutchfield, Matthew Counce, Joey Hobbs, Gemarta’ Jackson, Joseph Jones, Chase Joy, Andrew Kerobo, Joseph Murry, Austin Pickett, Sean Turner and Teeshaun Turpin. “We aren’t going to be able to just go in there with three guys on that line, we had to build depth and we certainly have done that” said UT Martin defensive coordinator Jordon

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Linebackers: James Gilleylen, Kevin Prather, Jr., Garrett Wall, Julian Thompson-Clay, TJ Jefferson, Sherrod Pittman, DJ Simmons, Ryan Davis, David DuBose, John Ford, Malik Harris, Koreyon Jordan and Deylon Williams.

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Cornerbacks: Justin Jackson, Chris Williams-Hall, Antavis Rowe, Kevin Reid, Evan Gowdy, Hamilton Hendricks, Andrew Horton-Martindale, Armunz Mathews, Quentin Montgomery, Wanya Moton, Deven Sims, D’Carrious Stephens, Lamarcus Young and Takeem Young.

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UT Martin will rely heavily on its experienced secondary in 2017 after ranking as one of the most explosive in the OVC a season ago. The Skyhawks tallied 17 interceptions last season, led by the play of preseason All-American Kahlid Hagens who led the squad with 93 tackles, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries. While Hagens serves as the defensive leader and signal-caller, he is flanked by another pair of standout safeties in Tae Martin and Joseph Este. On the outside of the defense, the Skyhawks will look for Jackson and Chris WilliamsHall to return to fold at cornerback. Brandon Anderson, Antonio Clifton and Porter Streator III will provide depth at the safety positions while Antavis Rowe and Kevin Reid will back up the corners.

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“There are so many players that have made a lot of plays for us at that position over the years,” said Hankins. “When you have James at the center of the linebackers, he is sort of our quarterback of that unit. Between James in the middle and Kevin rushing off the edge, that’s a dangerous tandem while Garrett is a solid contributor. When you add in players like DJ who have made plays for over three years along with Boobie (Thompson-Clay) and TJ – who is just starting to come into his own – we like our depth at the position.”

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The linebacker unit will look to elevate from consistent to elite in 2017. The Skyhawks return starters Kevin Prather, Jr. (71 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss) and James Gilleylen (65 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss) who combined to force two interceptions and two fumble recoveries while forcing five fumbles. Junior Garrett Wall will look to slide into the third starting spot at linebacker after appearing in all 12 games a season ago. The group of Julian Thompson-Clay, TJ Jefferson, Sherrod Pittman and DJ Simmons look to also contribute valuable reps.

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LINEBACKERS

Hankins. “Last year we had a ton of guys who took valuable reps for us. Right now we are looking at about eight different guys until someone just takes those reps for themselves. With that said, we know with our depth, it isn’t a matter of just throwing numbers at a position, we feel there are several players who will continue to contribute.”

Safeties: Kahlid Hagens, Joseph Este, Tae Martin, Brandon Anderson, Antonio Clifton, AJ Daniel, JP Fowler, Ethan Lewis and Porter Streator III.

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“This unit plays really well together,” said Hankins. “When you have the three returning safeties along with Chris and Justin at the corner position, while adding in Skip (Rowe), we see our secondary as a point of strength. With the addition of role and rep guys like Antonio, Kevin, Brandon and Porter into the fold it makes us dangerous and explosive. Our size and length makes the windows smaller and forces the quarterback to make their throws more precise. The wingspan and length that we have can translate from pass breakups to interceptions.”

SPECIALISTS

Specialists: Mitch Mersman, Brett Arkelian, Ryan Courtright, Zane Cox, Jose’ Carballo and Matthew Counce.

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UT Martin will put its specialist responsibilities in the hands of veterans with senior place kicker Mitch Mersman, senior punter Brett Arkelian and senior long snapper Jose’ Carballo. The Skyhawks will look to build upon a unit which converted 11 of 18 field goal attempts a season ago while averaging 37.2 yards per punt. Redshirt-freshman Ryan Courtright and newcomer Zane Cox will provide depth at the kicking positions while Mathew Counce serves as the backup long snapper.

“We are excited to return veterans on our special teams,” said Simpson. “While Mitch is still coming off an injury, we look for him and Brett to put us in a good place to be successful. Conversely, on the return side, we are excited to have Londell and Tae back in the mix.” 51

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Position Breakdown OFFENSE

QUARTERBACKS

16 Kyle Akin R-So. 14 Clay Beathard R-Fr. 10 Troy Cook R-Sr. 18 Joe Hudson Jr. 3 Dresser Winn Fr.

RUNNING BACKS

24 Jaimiee Bowe Jr. 20 Ty Brown R-Jr. 39 Chris Davis R-Sr. 24 Deshaun Fields Fr. 7 Ladarius Galloway Jr. 6 Marquez Grayson R-Sr. 26 Marcus LeFlore R-Jr. 23 Peyton Logan Fr. 34 Terry Norris R-Jr. 43 Jordan Tucker Fr. 21 Bryce Warner So. 19 Kylan Watkins Fr. 39 Dylan Yates Fr.

82 Colton Dowell Fr. 84 Tyler Eddings R-Jr. 86 Devonte Howard Jr. 13 Londell Lee Sr. 80 Victor McClinton Fr. 4 Jaylon Moore R-So. 88 Jaylen Smith Jr. 89 Hunter Watkins Fr. 11 Caylon Weathers R-Sr. 89 Donnell Williams R-Fr. 81 Rodney Williams, II S o.

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46 BJ Daniel R-So. 87 Demonta Daniel R-Sr. 49 Boone Gibson R-Fr. 83 Chance Key R-So. 88 Christian LaBreche Fr. 19 Christian Philpott S o. 85 Collin Tatko R-Fr. 15 Brett Thompson R-Jr.

LINEMEN

79 Drew Beymer Fr. 64 Kadarren Bond R-Sr. 74 Robert Burleigh R-Sr. 79 Mark Garrett R-Jr. 75 Terry Fultz R-So. 76 Chris Jackson R-Fr. 77 Corey Madlock Sr. 65 Kyle Naes R-Jr. 78 Austin Newsom R-So. 57 Zach Parker R-So. 58 Austin Pauley So. 67 Sema’j Reed R-Sr. 55 Nick Thomas R-Jr. 70 James Walker R-Fr.

DEFENSE LINEMEN

8 Anthony Brown Jr. 6 Donald Cofield, Jr. R-So. 99 Matthew Counce R-Fr. 97 Julian Crutchfield R-So.. 94 Joey Hobbs Jr. 90 Gemarta’ Jackson Jr. 96 Joseph Jones R-Fr. 90 Chase Joy R-Fr. 91 Andrew Kerobo Fr. 56 Jay Murphy Sr. 92 Joseph Murry R-So. 47 Austin Pickett R-So. 94 Dallis Sangster R-Fr. 93 Mike Turner R-Jr. 98 Sean Turner R-So. 99 Teeshaun Turpin Fr.

LINEBACKERS

43 Ryan Davis Fr. 45 David DuBose R-Fr. 31 John Ford Fr. 50 James Gilleylen R-Jr. 34 Malik Harris R-So. 44 TJ Jefferson R-So. 40 Koreyon Jordan R-So. 6 Sherrod Pittman R-So. 35 Kevin Prather, Jr. Jr. 17 DJ Simmons R-Sr.

36 Julian Thompson-Clay R-Jr. 22 Garrett Wall R-Jr. 46 Deylon Williams Fr. 54 Collier Wolcott R-Fr.

DEFENSIVE BACKS

25 Evan Gowdy R-Fr. 41 Hamilton Hendricks So. 21 Andrew Horton-Martindale R-Jr. 5 Justin Jackson R-Sr. 24 Armunz Mathews S o. 17 Quentin Montgomery Fr. 23 Wanya Moton Fr. 38 Joe’Marri Ray Fr. 28 Kevin Reid R-Jr. 30 Deven Sims Fr. 31 D’Carrious Stephens R-Fr. 4 Chris Williams-Hall R-Jr. 29 Lamarcus Young R-Fr. 12 Takeem Young Fr.

SAFETIES

37 Brandon Anderson R-Fr. 9 Antonio Clifton Jr. 26 AJ Daniel R-Fr. 2 Joseph Este Jr. 32 JP Fowler R-Jr. 18 Kahlid Hagens R-Jr. 30 Ethan Lewis R-Sr. 3 Tae Martin R-Jr. 27 Porter Streator III R-So.

SPECIALISTS KICKERS

38 Brett Arkelian R-Sr. 53 Ryan Courtright R-Fr. 49 Mitch Mersman R-Sr.

PUNTERS 38 Brett Arkelian R-Sr. 57 Zane Cox Jr.

LONG SNAPPER 51 99

Jose Carballo R-Sr. Matthew Counce R-Fr.

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ARIZONA (1) Austin Pauley (Chandler) ARKANSAS (1) Devonte Howard (Bryant, Ark.)

ILLINOIS (1) Londell Lee (Palos Heights)

LOUISIANA (1) Joseph Este (Kenner) MASSACHUSETTS (1) Terry Norris (Springfield)

OHIO (5)

Zane Cox Chris Davis Ryan Davis Andrew Kerobo Teeshaun Turpin

(Fremont) (Cincinnati) (Cincinnati) (Cincinnati) (Cleveland)

PENNSYLVANIA (1) Joey Hobbs (Philadelphia) Sema’j Reed (Philadelphia) SOUTH CAROLINA (1) Jaimiee Bowe (Spartanburg) TENNESSEE (57) Kyle Akin (Jackson) Clay Beathard (Franklin) Kadarren Bond (Brownsville) Ty Brown (Martin) Robert Burleigh (Jackson) Donald Cofield Jr. (Memphis) Matthew Counce (Paris) Ryan Courtright (Lexington) AJ Daniel (Columbia) BJ Daniel (Columbia) Demonta Daniel (Dickson) Colton Dowell (Lebanon) Tyler Eddings (Shelbyville) Deshaun Fields (Dyersburg)

TEXAS (1) Brandon Anderson

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KENTUCKY (2) Chris Jackson (Lexington) Hunter Watkins (Paducah)

NORTH CAROLINA (1) Marquez Grayson (Lexington)

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GEORGIA (2) Justin Jackson (Johns Creek) Antavis Rowe (Atlanta)

NEW YORK (1) Corey Madlock (Buffalo)

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FLORIDA (11) Drew Beymer (Auburndale) Anthony Brown (Miami) Jose Carballo (Miami) Troy Cook (Miami) Ethan Lewis (Ft. Lauderdale) Armunz Mathews (Tallahassee) Quentin Montgomery (Jacksonville) Christian Philpott (Tallahassee) Austin Pickett (Lake Minneola) Sherrod Pittman (Jacksonville) Chris Williams-Hall (Miami)

MISSOURI (2) Khalid Hagens (Maplewood) Donnell Williams (St. Louis)

John Ford (Nashville) JP Fowler (South Fulton) Boone Gibson (Pulaski) Evan Gowdy (Nashville) Malik Harris (Nashville) Hamilton Hendricks (Nashville) Andrew Horton-Martindale (Antioch) Joseph Jones (Jackson) Koreyon Jordan (Nashville) Chase Joy (Dyersburg) Christian LaBreche (Brentwood) Tae Martin (Murfreesboro) Mitch Mersman (Dickson) Jaylon Moore (Memphis) Wanya Moton (Murfreesboro) Jay Murphy (Lewisburg) Kyle Naes (Bartlett) Austin Newsom (White Bluff) Zach Parker (Union City) Kevin Prather Jr. (Murfreesboro) Joe’Marri Ray (Paris, Tenn.) Kevin Reid (Clarksville) Dallis Sangster (Bolivar) Deven Sims (Smyrna) D’Carrious Stephens (Union City) Porter Streator III (Nashville) Nick Thomas (Bartlett) Julian Thompson-Clay (Clarksville) Jordan Tucker (Pulaski) Sean Turner (Memphis) Mike Turner (Cordova) Garrett Wall (Fairview) Bryce Warner (Troy) Kylan Watkins (Memphis) Caylon Weathers (Germantown) Deylon Williams (Smyrna) Rodney Williams II (Germantown) Dresser Winn (Dresden) Collier Wolcott (Dickson) Dylan Yates (Dresden) Lamarcus Young (Bartlett) Takeem Young (Greeneville)

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CALIFORNIA (2) Brett Arkelian (Clovis) Joe Hudson (San Diego)

MISSISSIPPI (9) Antonio Clifton (Tupelo) Ladarius Galloway (Indianola) James Gilleylen (Tupelo) Gemarta’ Jackson (Flora) Marcus LeFlore (Olive Branch) Peyton Logan (Horn Lake) Jaylen Smith (Madison) Collin Tatko (Southaven) Brett Thompson (Olive Branch)

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ALABAMA (7) David DuBose (Huntsville) Mark Garrett (Selma) Chance Key (Brilliant) Victor McClinton (Eufaula) Joseph Murry (Birmingham) DJ Simmons (Rogersville) James Walker (Eufaula)

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State Breakdown


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Chattanooga Mocs

Offense......................................Tempo Defense................................... Multiple 2016 Record.................................5-7 Conference Record......2-6 (7th West) Offensive Starters R/L.................... 5/6 Defensive Starters R/L.................... 6/5

Saturday, September 16 • Chattanooga, Tenn.

Location........................Oxford, Miss. Founded......................................1844 Enrollment...............................24,250 Nickname................................... Rebels Colors.... Cardinal Red and Navy Blue Conference. .................... Southeastern President................... Dr. Jeffrey Vitter Director of Athletics.......... Ross Bjork Athletics Website.....OleMissSports.com

Location.............. Chattanooga, Tenn. Founded......................................1886 Enrollment...............................11,533 Nickname...................................Mocs Colors........ Navy, Old Gold & Silver Conference. ............................SoCon Chancellor. ............. Dr. Steven Angle Director of Athletics...Dr. Debbie Ingram Athletics Website..................GoMocs.com Offense................................... Multiple Defense................................... Multiple 2016 Record.................................9-4 Conference Record............. 6-4 (2nd) Offensive Starters R/L.................... 7/4 Defensive Starters R/L.................... 8/5 Stadium.......................... Finley Stadium Field. ..................................... FieldTurf Capacity..................................20,668

Head Coach........................ Matt Luke Alma Mater................... Ole Miss, 2000 Career Record. .....................0-0 (1st) School Record......................0-0 (1st)

Head Coach.........................Tom Arth Alma Mater.........John Carroll, 2003 Career Record. .................. 40-8 (5th) School Record......................0-0 (1st)

SID................................... Sean Fagan Office.......................... 814-393-2651 Cell............................. 724-875-5396 Email. ................. SFagan@clarion.edu

SID................................. Kyle Cambell Office.......................... 662-915-7522 Cell.............................................. NA Email. .......................Kyle@oliemiss.edu

SID................................Jay Blackman Office.......................... 423-425-5292 Cell............................. 423-598-6953 Email. ..............Jay-Blackman@utc.edu

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

Location...........................Murray, Ky. Founded......................................1922 Enrollment...............................10,495 Nickname................................. Racers Colors.......................Navy and Gold Conference. .....................Ohio Valley President.................. Dr. Robert Davies Director of Athletics.........Allen Ward Athletics Website...........GoRacers.com

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. ................ 43-37 (8th) School Record................. 43-37 (7th)

Offense................................... Multiple Defense................................... Multiple 2016 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

Saturday, October 7 • Martin, Tenn.

Offense..................... Spread/Pro Style Defense..........................................4-3 2016 Record.................................7-4 Conference Record.............. 4-3 (4th) Offensive Starters R/L.................... 7/4 Defensive Starters R/L.................... 8/3

Saturday, September 30 • Clarksville, Tenn.

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

Murray State Racers

Head Coach.................... Chris Weibel Alma Mater..................Clarion, 1998 Career Record. ............... 11-11 (3rd) School Record................ 11-11 (3rd)

SID.................................. Jose Garcia Office.......................... 615-963-5674 Cell............................. 615-838-4199 Email. ............... JGarcia1@tnstate.edu

Ole Miss Rebels

Stadium................................ Memorial Field. ..................................... Sprinturf Capacity....................................5,000

Saturday, September 9 • Oxford, Miss.

Offense................................... Multiple Defense................................... Multiple 2016 Record.................................4-7 Conference Record......3-4 (5th West) Offensive Starters R/L...................N/A Defensive Starters R/L...................N/A

Austin Peay Governos

Thursday, August 31 • Martin, Tenn.

Clarion Golden Eagles

Saturday, September 23 • Martin, Tenn.

Tennessee State Tigers

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Location......................... Clarion, Pa. Founded......................................1867 Enrollment.................................5,368 Nickname..................... Golden Eagles Colors........................ Blue and Gold Conference. ........... PSAC (Division II) President............Dr. Karen M. Whitney Director of Athletics.... Dr. Wendy Snodgrass Athletics Website....ClarionGoldenEagles.com

Offense.....................................Spread Defense...................................... 4-2-5 2016 Record.................................4-7 Conference Record.............. 4-4 (5th) Offensive Starters R/L.................... 8/3 Defensive Starters R/L.................... 9/2 Stadium....................... Stewart Stadium Field. ..................................... FieldTurf Capacity..................................16,800

Head Coach....................... Will Healy Alma Mater...............Richmond, 2008 Career Record. ................. 0-11 (2nd) School Record.................. 0-11 (2nd)

Head Coach..................Mitch Stewart Alma Mater........Valdosta State, 2005 Career Record. ................. 7-15 (3rd) School Record.................. 7-15 (3rd)

SID.....................................Cody Bush Office.......................... 931-221-7561 Cell.............................................. NA Email. ........................BushC@apsu.edu

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

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Head Coach...................Kim Dameron Alma Mater................Arkansas, 1983 Career Record. ................ 18-17 (4th) School Record................. 16-16 (4th)

Head Coach..................... John Grass Alma Mater... Jacksonville State, 1990 Career Record. .................. 33-6 (4th) School Record................... 33-6 (4th) SID........................... Josh Underwood Office.......................... 256-782-5279 Cell............................. 256-453-3377 Email. .......................... GSeitz@jsu.edu

Saturday, November 18 • Cookeville, Tenn.

Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles

Saturday, November 11 • Martin, Tenn.

Stadium.............................JSU Stadium Field. ................... Pro Grass Artificial Capacity..................................24,000

SID.....................................Jeff Honza Office.......................... 573-651-2933 Cell............................. 618-528-1145 Email. ..................... JHonza@semo.edu

Saturday, November 4 • Cape Girardeau, Mo.

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................................... Multiple Defense................................... Multiple 2016 Record.................................5-6 Conference Record............. 5-3 (3rd) Offensive Starters R/L.................... 5/6 Defensive Starters R/L.................... 6/5 Stadium......................... Tucker Stadium Field. ................................... 24/7 Turf Capacity..................................16,500 Head Coach........... Marcus Satterfield Alma Mater.... East Tennessee St., 1999 Career Record. ................... 5-6 (2nd) School Record.................... 5-6 (2nd)

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Offense................................... Multiple Defense................................... Multiple 2016 Record...............................10-2 Conference Record...............7-0 (1st) Offensive Starters R/L.................... 4/7 Defensive Starters R/L.................... 9/2

Head Coach...............Tom Matukewicz Alma Mater......Fort Hayes State, 1997 Career Record. ................ 13-22 (4th) School Record................. 13-22 (4th)

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Location................. Jacksonville, Ala. Founded......................................1883 Enrollment.................................8,514 Nickname.......................... Gamecocks Colors......................... Red and White Conference. .....................Ohio Valley President.............. Dr. John M. Beehler Director of Athletics........... Greg Seitz Athletics Website.. JSUGamecockSports.com

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

Stadium.........................Houck Stadium Field. ..................................... FieldTurf Capacity..................................10,000

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Jacksonville State Gamecocks

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

Southeast Missouri Redhawks

Saturday, October 28 • Martin, Tenn.

Eastern Illinois Panthers

Saturday, October 21 • Richmond, Ky.

Head Coach......................Mark Elder Alma Mater...Case Western Reserve, 2000 Career Record. ................... 3-8 (2nd) School Record.................... 3-8 (2nd)

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

Offense.....................................Spread Defense...........................Pro Style 3-4 2016 Record.................................3-8 Conference Record.............. 3-5 (7th) Offensive Starters R/L.................... 5/6 Defensive Starters R/L.................... 4/7

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

Offense.....................................Srpead Defense................................... Multiple 2016 Record.................................6-5 Conference Record.............. 4-4 (5th) Offensive Starters R/L.................... 7/4 Defensive Starters R/L.................... 7/4

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

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Offense.....................................Spread Defense................................... Multiple 2016 Record.................................3-8 Conference Record.............. 2-6 (8th) Offensive Starters R/L.................... 6/5 Defensive Starters R/L.................... 7/4

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

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Eastern Kentucky Colonels

Location....................... Richmond, Ky. Founded......................................1906 Enrollment...............................16,959 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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OLE MISS OLE MISS LEADS SERIES 1-0

At Oxford: 0-1 At Martin: 0-1 Biggest Win: NA Biggest Loss: 73 Longest Win Streak: 0 Longest Losing Streak: 1 Current Streak: L1 Date H/A/N Result 9/5/15 A L, 76-3

CHATTANOOGA utc LEADS SERIES 1-3

10/19/96 10/25/97 10/24/98 10/16/99 10/14/00 10/20/01 10/26/02 9/27/03 9/9/04 9/17/05 11/17/07 10/4/08 11/7/09 11/13/10 11/12/11 11/17/12 10/19/13 10/18/14 10/10/15 10/1/16

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L, 37-14 L, 27-20 L, 76-0 L, 43-7 L, 33-6 L, 55-7 L, 26-8 L, 41-10 L, 27-13 W, 42-20 W, 43-38 L, 30-27 W, 28-7 W, 37-0 L, 35-30 W, 35-26 L, 29-15 W, 21-16 W, 28-14 L, 34-30

AUSTIn PEAY UTM LEADS SERIES 38-25-2

At Chattanooga: 1-2 At Martin: 0-1 Biggest Win: 10 Biggest Loss: 19 Longest Win Streak: 1 Longest Losing Streak: 3 Current Streak: W1

At Clarksville: 21-13-1 At Martin: 17-12-1 Biggest Win: 38 Biggest Loss: 49 Longest Win Streak: 9 Longest Losing Streak: 8 Current Streak: W9

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

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

Tennessee STATE TSU LEADS SERIES 16-10

At Nashville: 3-11 At Martin: 7-5 Biggest Win: 37 Biggest Loss: 76 Longest Win Streak: 2 Longest Losing Streak: 9 Current Streak: L1 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

11/28/68 9/13/69 10/17/70 10/16/71 10/14/72 10/27/73 11/2/74 11/1/75 9/11/76 9/10/77 9/9/78 9/8/79 9/13/80 11/21/81 9/18/82 9/10/83 9/8/84 9/14/85 9/13/86 9/12/87 9/9/89 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 10/8/16

H A H A H A H A H A H A H A A H A H A H H A H A A H H A A H A A A A H A H A A H A H

L, 9-7 W, 7-6 W, 22-21 W, 17-3 L, 18-6 W, 26-0 W, 31-26 W, 24-15 W, 24-20 W, 23-10 L, 21-14 L, 34-7 W, 24-20 L, 28-14 W, 17-14 L, 45-6 L, 13-10 L, 13-7 L, 36-0 W, 30-10 W, 21-0 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 W, 45-31

MURRAY STATE MUR LEADS SERIES 35-20-1

At Murray: 8-20-1 At Martin: 11-16 Biggest Win: 42 Biggest Loss: 48 Longest Win Streak: 6 Longest Losing Streak: 12 Current Streak: W6

10/8/26 10/28/27 10/19/28 11/28/29 10/17/30 10/15/61 10/13/62 10/19/63 10/17/64 10/16/65 10/29/66 9/16/67 9/21/68 10/9/71 10/4/72 10/6/73 10/12/74 10/11/75 10/9/76 10/8/77 10/7/78 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 10/15/16

A H A A H A H A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A A A H A H H A A H H A A H A H H A H A H A H A H A H A H A

Date H/A/N Result 1924 A L, 13-0 10/3/25 H L, 6-0

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eku leads series 23-4

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

At Cape Girardeau: 8-8 At Martin: 9-7 Biggest Win: 39 Biggest Loss: 40 Longest Win Streak: 5 Longest Losing Streak: 8 Current Streak: W2 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

W, 28-25 W, 24-10

Jacksonville State JSU leads series 31-7

At Jacksonville: 3-16 At Martin: 4-15 Biggest Win: 38 Biggest Loss: 63 Longest Win Streak: 2 Longest Losing Streak: 11 Current Streak: L4 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 11/19/16 A L, 33-7

Tennessee Tech TTU LEADS SERIES 22-14-2

At Cookeville: 6-12 At Martin: 8-10-2 Biggest Win: 30 Biggest Loss: 61 Longest Win Streak: 4 Longest Losing Streak: 5 Current Streak: W4 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 10/9/14 H W, 17-10 10/3/15 A W, 31-17 9/24/16 H W, 44-23

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At Charleston: 3-8 At Martin: 5-6 Biggest Win: 21 Biggest Loss: 48 Longest Win Streak: 3 Longest Losing Streak: 9 Current Streak: W1

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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 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 10/29/16 H W, 33-3

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MEET THE SKYHAWKS

At Richmond: 2-11 At Martin: 2-12 Biggest Win: 30 Biggest Loss: 49 Longest Win Streak: 2 Longest Losing Streak: 20 Current Streak: W2

11/9/02 10/25/03 10/23/04 10/29/05 10/28/06 10/20/07 10/9/08 11/14/09 9/18/10 10/22/11 10/6/12 11/23/13 11/22/14 11/14/15 11/5/16

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Offense Pos. QB RB WR WR WR TE LT LG C RG RT

No. Player 10 Troy Cook 16 Kyle Akin 6 Marquez Grayson 20 Ty Brown 11 Caylon Weathers 81 Rodney Williams II 13 Londell Lee 88 Jaylen Smith 4 Jaylon Moore 84 Tyler Eddings 15 Brett Thompson 83 Chance Key 64 Kadarren Bond 75 Terry Fultz 78 Austin Newsom 70 James Walker 55 Nick Thomas 65 Kyle Naes 74 Robert Burleigh 60 Mark Garrett 77 Corey Madlock 67 Sema’j Reed

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

Wt. Year 219 R-Sr. 210 R-So. 195 R-Sr. 192 R-Jr. 205 R-Sr. 215 So. 196 R-Sr. 178 Jr. 185 R-So. 198 R-Jr. 232 R-Jr. 250 R-So. 318 R-Sr. 305 So. 355 R-So. 330 R-Fr. 300 R-Jr. 285 R-Jr. 325 R-Sr. 350 R-Jr. 300 R-Sr. 290 R-Sr.

Pos. DE NT DE LB LB LB DB DB S S S

No. Player Ht. 8 Anthony Brown 6-3 6 Donald Cofield Jr. 6-3 56 Jay Murphy 6-4 96 Chase Joy 6-3 93 Mike Turner 6-4 97 Julian Crutchfield 6-5 35 Kevin Prather Jr. 6-0 36 Julian Thompson-Clay 6-3 50 James Gilleylen 6-2 44 TJ Jefferson 5-8 17 DJ Simmons 5-10 22 Garrett Wall 6-0 4 Chris Williams-Hall 6-0 1 Antavis Rowe 5-11 5 Justin Jackson 5-10 28 Kevin Reid 6-0 3 Tae Martin 6-0 9 Antonio Clifton 5-9 18 Kahlid Hagens 6-3 27 Porter Streator III 6-0 2 Joseph Este 5-11 37 Brandon Anderson 5-10

Wt. 255 300 346 305 259 301 225 229 243 222 200 235 186 163 172 177 187 185 201 205 201 191

Year R-Jr. R-So. Sr. R-Fr. R-Jr. So. Jr. R-Jr. R-Jr. R-So. R-Sr. R-Jr. Jr. R-Jr. R-Sr. R-Jr. R-Sr. Sr. R-Sr. R-Jr. Sr. R-So.

245 188 210 187 210 170

R-Sr. R-Fr. R-Sr. R-Sr. R-Sr. Fr.

Special Teams KO PK P

53 49 49 38 38 42

Ryan Courtright Mitch Mersman Mitch Mersman Brett Arkelian Brett Arkelian Zane Cox

6-0 188 R-Fr. LS 51 Jose Carballo 6-2 215 R-Sr. H 53 Ryan Courtright 6-2 215 R-Sr. PR 13 Londell Lee 5-8 180 R-Sr. 3 Tae Martin 5-8 180 R-Sr. KR 13 Londell Lee 5-9 185 Jr. 23 Peyton Logan Bold Indicate Returning Starters from 2016 season

6-0 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-2 5-8

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SKYHAWKS OVERCOME SCHEDULE TO PUSH TO YET ANOTHER WINNING SEASON IN 2016

One of the Ohio Valley Conference’s top programs proved its worth once again as the University of Tennessee at Martin football team overcame a difficult schedule and preseason depth questions to post a second place finish in the conference to only be left on the doorstep of the program’s second FCS Playoff berth. The Skyhawks went into the season with a veteran head coach in Jason Simpson who entered his 11th season at the helm of the program while opening a vast renovation of Hardy M. Graham Stadium. While the stadium updates were a new addition, several new faces in key positions and a difficult schedule featuring three games against members from the Football Bowl Subdivision left some questions to be answered heading into the season.

After returning just nine everyday starters from a year ago, UT Martin would have to find new players to rank atop the depth chart at quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, defensive secondary and specialist positions. The Skyhawks would feel confident with their replacements but the schedule would be formidable to say the least for a young squad. With a fully loaded 12-game schedule without a bye week, UT Martin would enter the season with an uphill climb. The Skyhawks would open the season at FBS foe Cincinnati before traveling to Hawai’i a week later. The squad would later travel to Georgia State for their third FBS contest of the season, ranking as one of just two programs in the country to play three FBS opponents. Combined with a full rigorous OVC slate, the Skyhawks would play one of the toughest schedules in the nation. Heading into the season the Skyhawks embodied the mantra “Big Men Lead the Way” in reference to the team’s stable of returning big men on the offensive and defensive lines. Of the team’s nine starters, five of those players were linemen in Kadarren Bond, Kenneth Crenshaw, Robert Burleigh, Keith Jones and Damani Taylor who returned to their respective posts. With returners Olandrious Booker, Alex Roberts, Tyrone Patterson and Jay Murphy looking to find starting time, the Skyhawks felt the team’s depth at that position would make up for lack of experience throughout the roster. UT Martin would battle both of its initial FBS foes, holding halftime leads against both Cincinnati and Hawai’i before ultimately falling. In the contests, the Skyhawks tallied three turnovers in back-to-back games – marking the second most forced turnovers against a FBS foe in program history. The Skyhawks tallied an interception and a pair of fumbles against Cincinnati while notching three turnovers against Hawai’i. After starting the season winless in the team’s first two games, the Skyhawks would look to get on the right track in newly renovated Graham Stadium against an unfamiliar foe in NAIA opponent Bacone College. The culmination of months of planning, construction, practice

and preparations would come to fruition as the Skyhawks picked up their first win of the season while scoring the third-most points in program history behind the team’s 84-6 victory. Controlling the contest from the opening kickoff, the Skyhawks tallied 12 touchdowns despite accumulating only 347 yards of total offense while starting nine of their 10 scoring drives in Bacone territory on top of two defensive touchdowns.

With the monkey off their back with the victory, UT Martin would look to build upon some momentum in OVC play. In the first of three consecutive contests in the Sgt. York Trophy series, the Skyhawks controlled the contest for much of the game. UT Martin led by as much as 19 early in the third quarter in the team’s OVC opener before ultimately pulling off a 21-point victory following a late 43-yard onside kick return for a touchdown by Tae Martin and an 86-yard interception return for a touchdown by Julian Thompson-Clay on the game’s final play. The following week UT Martin would hit the road once again for a matchup at league rival Tennessee State. Back at .500 in the standings, the Skyhawks and Tigers would go back-andforth with four lead changes in the final quarter of play. Despite leading down the stretch, UT Martin would not be able to overcome a critical touchdown by Tennessee State with just 11 seconds to play, resulting in the Skyhawks dropping their first contest in the Sgt. York Trophy series since 2013. With little time to lick their wounds, UT Martin returned home to a homecoming matchup against in-state foe Austin Peay. The Skyhawks would score less than two minutes into the contest and never look back as they notched their first of five consecutive wins against league foes in a 45-31 victory. In addition to the Skyhawks tabulating a seasonhigh 568 yards of total offense, senior wide receiver Ben Axline notched the most receiving yards in the program’s Division-I history with eight catches for 198 yards and a touchdown. UT Martin would then leave the state of Tennessee for the first time in over a month with a short trek to regional rival Murray State. Keeping with a trend of recent history, the Skyhawks would notch their sixth consecutive victory over the Racers while marking the 15th consecutive game in the series that the winning team scored 38 points or more. Additionally, the 30 points allowed by the Skyhawk defense was the least allowed in the series dating back to the 2013 season. Taking a break from conference play for the first time since Week 3, UT Martin traveled to its third FBS opponent with a matchup at Georgia State. The Skyhawks would snap a brief two-game winning streak in the contest 31-6 despite a strong defensive performance after holding Georgia State to just 285 yards of total offense, ranking as the second-best defensive performance in terms of yards allowed against a FBS squad in school history.

Following yet another FBS matchup, the Skyhawks returned to OVC play against Eastern Kentucky for their ninth game of the season. UT Martin would dazzle fans on both sides of the ball before coming away with a dominating 33-3 victory over the Colonels, serving as the first win over EKU at home since Oct. 16, 2010. The Skyhawks dominated from start to finish in the contest, allowing just three points – ranking as the fewest points allowed against an OVC foe since shutting out Tennessee State in 2010. Faced with a road matchup at No. 24 ranked Eastern Illinois, UT Martin leaned on its defense by forcing a season-high seven turnovers while limiting their opponent to just 297 yards of total offense in a 33-17 victory. The Skyhawks would pick up their fourth consecutive OVC victory while notching the team’s first win over a ranked opponent of the season. Four different players would tally interceptions in the contest from Sheldon Dawson, Chris Williams-Hall, Kahlid Hagens and Joe Este. UT Martin capped off the 2017 home schedule with the team’s seventh win of the season while holding a perfect 5-0 mark against visiting foes at Graham Stadium after defeating Southeast Missouri 24-10. The Skyhawks would tally their first unbeaten record at home since 1991 with the victory while marking just the 10th time in school history. Sitting in second place, the Skyhawks would head into the final week matchup at No. 2 ranked Jacksonville State with the OVC championship on the line. UT Martin would post a valiant effort against one of the nation’s powers, becoming just the second FCS team in 2016 to eclipse 300 yards of total offense against the nation’s top ranked defense despite suffering a 33-7 defeat which ended the Skyhawks season. UT Martin was represented on the All-OVC first team by junior guard Robert Burleigh and junior safety Kahlid Hagens. The senior offensive duo of wide receiver/tight end Ben Axline and center Kenneth Crenshaw were joined by senior defensive linemen Keith Jones and Damani Taylor, along with junior safety Tae Martin on the All-OVC second team. Junior wide receiver Londell Lee rounded out the postseason honors by garnering the distinction of an All-Newcomer. A native of Jackson, Tenn., Burleigh anchored an offensive line which ranked as one of the best in the country. Burleigh was responsible for just one sack on the season while pacing an offensive unit which ranked 24th nationally and first in the OVC in sacks allowed per game (1.25). As a squad, the Skyhawks posted a sack per dropback percentage of 4.79 percent to lead all league foes. He started in all 12 games for the Skyhawks at right tackle while grading out at 84 percent or better all season. Manhandling opposing defenses, he was responsible for 42 knockdowns on the season.

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Ben Axline

Kenneth Crenshaw

Keith Jones

Damani Taylor

Tae Martin

Londell Lee

Hailing from Martin, Tenn., Taylor notched his second All-OVC second team honors in his two years while starting in all 12 games at defensive end. Serving as the perfect complement to Jones, the Skyhawk defense also ranked second in the OVC rushing and pass defense. Taylor tallied 35 tackles on the season while recording 7.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. He also tallied seven quarterback hurries along with a both a forced fumble and recovery. His best game came against Southeast Missouri where he notched his fourth game with five tackles while tallying 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks on Senior Day.

The Skyhawks concluded the 2016 season with a 7-5 record, including a 6-2 mark in league play – marking the program’s fourth 6-2 finish under FCS National Coach of the Year finalist Jason Simpson. The 2016 season marked UT Martin’s 10th season with an overall record of .500 or better since joining the Division-I ranks in 1992. Eight of the aforementioned 10 seasons have occurred in Simpson’s 11-year tenure.

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A native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Martin posted an explosive season in the secondary for a defense which held each of its 12 opponents to less that 300-passing yards week in and week out. Martin started in all 12 games

Hailing from Palos Heights, Ill., Lee earned All-Newcomer honors for both his activity in the passing game and as a punt returner. Lee tallied 25 catches for 355 yards and four touchdowns as a receiver while tallying 18 punt returns for 244 yards and a touchdown. He earned OVC Specialist of the Week honors after returning a punt 79 yards for a touchdown at Hawai’i. He ranked fifth nationally in both punt return touchdowns (one) and punt return average (13.6 ypr). His best games of the season as a receiver came against Southeast Missouri where he tallied four catches for 113 yards and a touchdown while notching seven key receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown at Tennessee State.

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Hailing from Stone Mountain, Ga., Crenshaw served as a mainstay on an offensive line which ranked as one of the best in the country. Crenshaw was responsible for just one sack on the season while pacing an offensive unit which ranked 24th nationally and first in the OVC in sacks allowed per game (1.25). As a squad, the Skyhawks posted a sack per

A native of Florissant, Mo., Jones posted a strong senior campaign while anchoring a Skyhawk defense which ranked second in the OVC in total defense. Jones tallied 33 tackles on the season while leading the Skyhawks with 10.5 tackles for loss and four sacks. He also tallied four quarterback hurries. He made his presence known against Tennessee State where he tallied a season-high six tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and half a sack. Two weeks later against Murray State, he tallied two tackles for loss and a pair of sacks in the road victory.

while tallying 53 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and a pair of interceptions. He also tallied six pass breakups, three defensive touchdowns, one blocked kick and a forced fumble. He led the country with a kickoff return for a touchdown against Tennessee Tech while returning an interception for a touchdown against both Bacone College and Murray State.

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A native of Shelbyville, Ky., Axline provided a dependable offensive target which led the OVC in scoring for much of the season. Axline started in 11 of 12 games this season while leading the team with 35 catches for 659 yards and four touchdowns. He averaged 54.9 yards per game while hauling in 18.8 yards per catch. His best game came against Austin Peay where he notched the most receiving yards in Division-I program history with eight catches for 198 yards and a touchdown – including a 71-yard reception which broke the game open. He also eclipsed the 100-yard mark against Hawai’i, hauling in three catches for 104 yards and a touchdown.

dropback percentage of 4.79 percent to lead all league foes. He started in all 12 games for the Skyhawks at center while grading out at 84 percent or better all season. Manhandling opposing defenses, he was responsible for 37 knockdowns on the season.

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Hailing from Maplewood, Mo., Hagens put the finishing touches on a strong junior campaign after being named National Defensive Player of the Week once and OVC Defensive Player of the Week three times. Hagens led the defense with 93 tackles on the year – including 45 solos – while pacing the squad with four interceptions and two fumble recoveries. He tallied five pass breakups, two quarterback hurries and a pair of forced fumbles. Hagens posted a seasonhigh 15 tackles against Cincinnati while posting four games with double-figure tackles. He also became just the fourth player in the OVC to tally multiple interceptions in a single game with two against Southeast Missouri.

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Date Opponent Score Att. Sep 01, 2016 at Cincinnati L 7-28 28520 Sep 10, 2016 at Hawai`i L 36-41 23900 Sep 17, 2016 BACONE COLLEGE W 84-6 4037 * Sep 24, 2016 TENNESSEE TECH W 44-23 3102 * Oct 01, 2016 at Tennessee State L 30-34 10001 Team Statistics UTM OPP * Oct 08, 2016 AUSTIN PEAY W 45-31 5130 FIRST DOWNS 243 208 * Oct 15, 2016 at Murray State W 38-31 3938 Football Rushing 98 88 2016 UT Oct Martin 22, 2016 Skyhawk at Georgia State L 6-31 15223 Passing 114 99 Overall UT Martin Statistics of Jun 07, 2017) * OctTeam 29, 2016 EASTERN(as KENTUCKY W 33-3 3025 Penalty 31 21 All games * Nov 05, 2016 at #24 Eastern Illinois W 33-17 3054 RUSHING YARDAGE 1852 1540 * Nov 12, 2016 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI W 24-10 3146 Rushing Attempts 468 424 * Nov 19, 2016 at #2 Jacksonville State L 7-33 18982 Average Per Rush 4.0 3.6 Team Statistics UTM OPP Average Per Game 154.3 128.3 Rushing gp-gs att gain loss net avg td lg avg/g SCORING 387 TDs Rushing 18 16 BOWE, Jaimiee 12-10 181 840 93 747 4.1 7 288 43 62.2 Points Per Game 32.2 24.0 PASSING YARDAGE 2759 2329 FAIR, Ladevin 10-2 121 608 23 585 4.8 5 46 58.5 Points Off Turnovers Comp-Att-Int 199-362-17 178-351-17 GRAYSON, Marquez 6-0 26 14410511 133 5.1 1 100 26 22.2 FIRST DOWNS Average Per Pass 7.6 6.6 RAY, Najee 11-0 25 12524314 111 4.4 1 208 45 10.1 Rushing Average Per Catch 13.9 13.1 COOK, Troy 12-10 43 180 9875 105 2.4 0 88 18 8.8 Passing Average Per Game 229.9 194.1 HOLLINGSWORTH, Ter 6-0 23 88114 0 88 3.8 1 99 11 14.7 P e n a l t y 31 21 TDs Passing 25 17 BROWN, Ty 3-0 16 68 0 68 4.2 2 19 22.7 RUSHING YARDAGE 1852 TOTAL OFFENSE 4611 3869 WEATHERS, Caylon 12-9 1 9 0 9 9.0 0 15409 0.8 Yards gained rushing 2125 Average Per Play 5.6 5.0 HOLCOMBE, Gunnar 5-2 19 51 44 7 0.4 1 1886 10 1.4 Yards lost rushing Average Per Game 384.2 322.4 MOORE, Jaylon 9-0 1 6273 0 6 6.0 0 346 6 0.7 Rushing Attempts 468 424 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 45-813 47-769 LEGGETT, Ian 1 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0 3.64 4.0 Average Per Rush 4.0 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 19-234 10-45 Sheldon Dawson Total 12 468 2125 273 1852 4.0 18 46 154.3 Average Per17-251 Game 154.3 128.3 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 17-328 Opponents 12 424 1886 18346 1540 3.6 16 16 65 128.3 TDs Rushing 18-11 FUMBLES-LOST 18-13 PASSING YARDAGE 2759 2329 PENALTIES-Yards 85-708 94-889 Passing gp-gs effic comp-att-int pct yds td lg av Comp-Att-I57-41.0 nt 199-362-17 178-351-17 PUNTS-AVG 41-36.9 COOK, Troy 12-10 137.44 166-298-12 55.7 2321 22 75 19 Average Per Pass 7.6 6.6 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 32:33 27:52 HOLCOMBE, Gunnar 5-2 88.81 13.9 30-60-5 50.0 357 13.1 1 52 7 Average Per55/163 Catch 3RD-DOWN Conversions 74/169 AKIN, Kyle 2-0 311.07 229.9 2-3-0 66.7 48194.1 1 45 2 Average Per Game 4TH-DOWN Conversions 13/24 7/19 FAIR, Ladevin 10-2 707.20 1-1-0 100.0 33 117 33 TDs Passing 25 Total 12 132.39 199-362-17 55.0 2759 3869 25 75 22 4611 Interceptions no. yds avg tdTOTAL lg OFFENSE Opponents 12 112.75 178-351-17 50.7 2329 17 Total Plays 830 775 63 19 HAGENS, Kahlid 4 81 20.2 1 52 Per Play 5.6 5.0 ESTE, Joseph 3 18 6.0 0 Average 18 Receiving gp-gs no. yds td lg avg/g Per Game 384.2 avg 322.4 WILLIAMS-HALL, Chris 2 24 12.0 0 Average 18 AXLINE, Ben 12-11 35 45-813 659 18.8 4 71 47-769 54.9 MARTIN, Tae 2 72 36.0 2KICK 36RETURNS: #-Yards KERRICK, Kyle 12-11 32 19-234 442 13.8 3 51 36.8 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 10-45 DAWSON, Sheldon 2 44 22.0 0 22 WEATHERS, Caylon 12-9 32 17-328 385 12.0 5 39 17-251 32.1 #-Yards COUNCE, Caleb 1 0 0.0 0INT RETURNS: 0 LEE, Londell 12-0 25 35518.114.2 4 56 29.6 16.4 PRATHER JR, Kevin 1 -6 -6.0 0KICK0RETURN AVERAGE McKILLION, Greg 12-3 25 30912.312.4 5 75 25.84.5 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE THOMPSON-CLAY, Juli 1 86 86.0 1 86 FAIR, Ladevin 10-2 12 12819.310.7 0 29 12.8 AVERAGE 14.8 GILLEYLEN, Jame 1 9 9.0 1INT RETURN 9 BOWE, Jaimiee 12-10 10 97 9.7 1 23 8.1 FUMBLES-LOST 18-13 18-11 RAY, Najee 11-0 7 85-708 44 6.3 0 12 94-889 4.0 PENALTIES-Yards Punting no. yds avg lg tb fc i20 50+ blk McELRATH, CJ 12-10 6 10959.018.2 2 33 9.1 74.1 ARKELIAN, Brett 40 1486 37.2 55 2Average 5 11 Per5Game 0 MOORE, Jaylon 9-0 6 41-1511 104 17.3 1 45 57-2339 11.6 PUNTS-Yards CAVERLY, Dillon 1 25 25.0 25 0 1 0 0 0 WILLIAMS, Rod 8-0 4 7836.919.5 0 37 9.8 Average Per Punt 41.0 Kadarren Bond BROWN, Ty 3-0 2 2534.812.5 0 13 8.3 Net punt average 36.2 Punt Returns no. yds avg td lg HOLLINGSWORTH, Ter 6-0 2 72-4231 14 7.0 0 9 61-3583 2.3 LEE, Londell 18 244 13.6 1KICKOFFS-Yards 79 HOWARD, Devonte 6-0 1 1058.810.0 0 10 1.7 Per Kick 58.7 TEAM 1 -10 -10.0 0 Average 0 Total 12 199 275941.513.9 25 75 229.9 Net kick average 40.1 Total 19 234 12.3 1 79 Opponents 12 178 2329 32:3313.1 17 63 194.1 27:52 Opponents 10 45 4.5 0TIME 14OF POSSESSION/Game Record: All games Conference Non-Conference

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MARTIN, Tae FAIR, Ladevin GRAYSON, Marquez RAY, Najee LEE, Londell WILLIAMS, Rod BATTLE, Rakeem BOWE, Jaimiee Total Opponents All Purpose

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no.

30 4 2 2 2 2 2 1 45 47

rush

Home 5-0 4-0 1-0

yds avg

627 16 32 8 42 41 32 15 813 769 rcv

20.9 4.0 16.0 4.0 21.0 20.5 16.0 15.0 18.1 16.4 pr

BOWE, Jaimiee 12 747 97 0 FAIR, Ladevin 10 585 128 0 MARTIN, Tae 12 0 0 0 Kevin Prather Jr AXLINE, Ben 12 0 659 0 LEE, Londell 12 0 355 244 Total 12 1852 2759 234 OVC1540 CHAMPIONS Opponents 2006 12 2329 45 •

Away 2-5 2-2 0-3

Neutral 0-0 0-0 0-0

3RD-DOWN Conversions Field Goals Pct td 3rd-Down lg Conversions MERSMAN, Mitch 14TH-DOWN 43 ARKELIAN, Brett Pct 0 4th-Down 16 TEAM SACKS BY-Yards 0 16 MISC YARDS 0 8 SCORED 0TOUCHDOWNS 28 Scoring FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 0 32 MERSMAN, Mitch ON-SIDE KICKS 0 17 BOWE, Jaimiee SCORES 0RED-ZONE 15 RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS WEATHERS, Caylon 1 43 FAIR, Ladevin 0PAT-ATTEMPTS 66 McKILLION, Greg ATTENDANCE LEE, Londell Games/Avg Per Game kr ir total avg/g AXLINE, Ben Neutral Site Games

74/169 pct. 01-1944% 20-29 30-39 9-15 60.0 0-013/242-2 5-8 2-3 66.7 0-0 54%1-2 1-1 0-1 0.0 0-0 0-0 0-1 27-162 0 51 PAT td fg kick 11-19rush rcv - 9-15 37-400-1 8 - (37-48)- 77% 1-1 5 - (30-48)- 63% 5 - (44-47)- 94% 5 -18440 5 5/3688

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4 15 0 859 71.6 MARTIN, Tae 3 16 0 729 72.9 KERRICK, 3 1st 2nd 3rdKyle 4th OT Total Quarters 627Score 72 by699 58.2 - 2-3 7-7 UT Martin 118ARKELIAN, 111 51 Brett 107 0 387 0Opponents 0 659 54.9 2 55McELRATH, 64 56 CJ 113 0 288 42 0 641 53.4 BROWN, Ty 2 813 328 5986 498.8 RAY, Najee 1 - SGT. YORK 2017 UT4934 MARTIN GUIDE • FIVE-TIME 769 251 411.2 FOOTBALL HOLLINGSWORTH, Ter 1 -

55/163 50-99 34% lg blk 2-4 0-1 7/19 44 0 0-0 0-0 37% 33 0 0-0 15-97 0-0 0 0 -4 36 pass dxp saf pts 13-17 - 0-1- 64 -83%- 50 (29-35) -57%- 30 (20-35) -91%- 30 (29-32) - - 30 103618 - 7/14803 - - 30 - - 0/0- 24

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UT Martin Overall Individual Statistics (as of Jun 07, 2017) All games

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181 840 93 747 4.1 7 43 62.2 LEE, Londell 18 244 13.6 1 79 121 608 23 585 4.8 5 46 58.5 TEAM 1 -10 -10.0 0 0 26 144 11 133 5.1 1 26 22.2 Total 19 234 12.3 1 79 25 125 14 111 4.4 1 45 10.1 Opponents 10 45 4.5 0 14 43 180 75 105 2.4 0 18 8.8 Interceptions no. yds avg td lg 23 88 0 88 3.8 1 11 14.7 HAGENS, Kahlid 4 81 20.2 1 52 16 68 0 68 4.2 2 19 22.7 ESTE, Joseph 3 18 6.0 0 18 1 9 0 9 9.0 0 9 0.8 MARTIN, Tae 2 72 36.0 2 36 19 51 44 7 0.4 1 10 1.4 2016 UT Martin Skyhawk Football WILLIAMS-HALL, Chris 2 24 12.0 0 18 1 UT6Martin 0 Overall 6 6.0 0 6 0.7 Individual Statistics (as of Jun 07, 2017) DAWSON, Sheldon 2 44 22.0 0 22 1 4 0 4 4.0 0All games 4 4.0 THOMPSON-CLAY, Jul 1 86 86.0 1 86 11 2 13 -11 -1.0 0 2 -1.4 COUNCE, Caleb 1 0 0.0 0 0 468 2125 273 1852 4.0 18 46 154.3 GILLEYLEN, Jame 1 9 9.0 1 9 424 1886 346 1540 3.6 16 65 128.3 PAT Statistics (as of Jun 07, 2017) ames Scoring PRATHER JR, Kevin 1 -6 -6.0total0 avg/g 0 td fg kick rush rcv pass dxp saf pts Total Offense g plays rush pass ames Passing gp-gs effic comp-att-int pct yds td lg avg/g Total 17 328 19.3 5 86 MERSMAN, Mitch - 9-15 37-40 - - - 64 COOK, Troy 12 341 105 2321 2426 202.2 COOK, 12-10 Opponents 77 BOWE,Troy Jaimiee 8 - 137.44- 166-298-12 1-1 - 55.7 - 2321 - 22 - 5075 193.4 BOWE, Jaimiee 12 181 17747 251 014.87472 62.2 HOLCOMBE, 357 WEATHERS, Gunnar Caylon 55-2 - 88.81- 30-60-5 - 50.0 - -1 3052 71.4 FAIR, Ladevin 10 122 585 33 618 61.8 Kick Returns lg AKIN, Kyle 0 - 311.07 2-3-0 48 pts Total rush avg/g LEE, Offense Londell 5g 2-plays - pass - total- 66.7 - -1 3045 24.0 HOLCOMBE, Gunnar 5 79 no. 7 yds357avg364td 72.8 pts Total Offense g plays rush pass total avg/g MARTIN, Tae 6 43 FAIR, 1-1-0 33 3.3 64 COOK, Troy 12510-2341 105 FAIR, Ladevin Ladevin - 707.20 - 2321 - 2426100.0 - 202.2 - -1 3033 GRAYSON, Marquez 26 30133 627 020.91331 22.2 64 COOK, Troy 12 341 105 2321 2426 202.2 50 BOWE, Jaimiee 125 12181 747 0- 747- 55.0 62.2 FAIR, Ladevin 11 16 Total McKILLION, Greg - 132.39 - 199-362-17 - 2759 - 25 - 3075 229.9 RAY, Najee 25 4111 16 0 4.01110 10.1 50 BOWE, Jaimiee 12 181 747 0 747 62.2 30 FAIR, Ladevin 104 12122 585 33- 618- 50.7 61.8 WILLIAMS, Rod 32 Opponents AXLINE, Ben - 112.75 - 178-351-17 - 2329 - 17 - 2463 194.1 HOLLINGSWORTH, Te 6 23 2 88 41 020.5 880 14.7 30 FAIR, Ladevin 10 122 585 33 618 61.8 30 HOLCOMBE, Gunnar 53 -79 Rakeem3 17 KERRICK, Kyle -7 357- 364- 72.8 - - 18 BROWN,BATTLE, Ty 16 2 68 32 016.0 680 22.7 30 HOLCOMBE, Gunnar 5 79 7 357 364 72.8 30 GRAYSON, 63 -26no. 133 MARTIN, TaeMarquez -yds 0-avg 133-td 22.2 - lg avg/g - - 18 AKIN, Kyle 2 3 2 0 424821.0 480 24.0 Receiving gp-gs LEE, Londell 28 30 GRAYSON, Marquez 6 26 133 0 133 22.2 30 RAY, Najee 11- 2-32535 111 0- 111- 10.1 ARKELIAN, 7-7 - 71 -54.9- 13 WEATHERS, Caylon Marquez 12 1 2 9 32 016.0 90 0.8 AXLINE, BenBrett 12-11 GRAYSON, 16 30 RAY, Najee 11 25 111659 018.8111 4 10.1 24 HOLLINGSWORTH, Te 12-11 62 -2332 88 088- 3 14.7 McELRATH, CJ -442 13.8 - 51 -36.8- 12 MOORE,RAY, Jaylon 9 1 2 6 8 0 4.0 60 0.7 KERRICK, Kyle Najee 8 24 HOLLINGSWORTH, Te 6 23 88 0 88 14.7 18 BROWN, Ty Caylon 3212-9 -1632 68 068- 5 22.7 -385 12.0 - 39 -32.1- 12 LEGGETT, Ian Jaimiee 1 1 1 4 15 015.0 40 4.0 WEATHERS, BOWE, 15 18 BROWN, Ty 3 16 68 0 68 22.7 18 AKIN, Kyle Trey 21 - 3 4848- 24.0 WARREN, -0 - 56 -29.66 TEAM Total 8 11 45-11 813 018.1 -111 -1.4 LEE, 43 18 AKIN,Londell Kyle 212-0 3 25 0355 4814.2 48 4 24.0 13 WEATHERS, Caylon 12 1 9 0 9- 5 -0.8 HOLCOMBE,Greg Gunnar 112-3 - 25 -309 12.4 -25.86 Total Opponents 12 830 47 1852 769 275916.446110 384.2 McKILLION, 75 66 13 WEATHERS, Caylon 12 1 9 0 9 0.8 12 MOORE, Jaylon 91 - 1 06- -0.7 -6 6 Opponents 12 775 1540 2329 3869 322.4 FAIR, Ladevin 29 -12.812 MOORE, Jaylon 910-2 1 12 6128 010.7 6 0 0.7 12 LEGGETT, Ian 1 1 4 0 4 HOLLINGSWORTH, Te 12-10 - 10 - 97 - 9.7 - 1 -4.0 - 8.16 Fumble Returns no. yds avg td lg BOWE, Jaimiee 23 12 LEGGETT, Ian 1 1 4 0 4 4.0 6 TEAM 8111-0 -11 7 -11 -11- 0 --1.4 RAY,Najee Najee - 44 0- 6.3 - 4.0- Skyhawk 6 2016 UT Martin Football HAGENS, Kahlid 1 7 7.0 0 7 RAY, 12 6 TEAM 8 11 -11 0 -11 -1.4 6 Total 121 830 2759 GRAYSON, Marquez - 61852 -109 - 4611 - 2384.2 - 33Individual - 9.16 Martin Overall Statistics (as of Jun 07, 2017) UT WARREN, Trey 0 0 0.0 1 0 McELRATH, CJ 12-10 18.2 6 Total 12 830 1852 2759 4611 384.2 6 Opponents 121 775 GILLEYLEN, Jame - 61540 -1042329 - 3869- 1322.4 - 45 -11.6 - games 6 All Total 1 7 7.0 1 7 MOORE, Jaylon 9 0 17.3 6 Opponents 12 775 1540 2329 3869 322.4 6 THOMPSON-CLAY, Jul 18-0 - 4 - 78 19.5 - 0 - 37 - 9.86 Opponents 3 46 15.3 1 23 WILLIAMS, Rod 6 6 HAGENS, Kahlid 1 6 BROWN, Ty 3-0 2 25 12.5 0 13 8.3 6 6 TEAM - 0-1 - - 1 2 PAT 0 HOLLINGSWORTH, Te 6-0 2 14 7.0 9 2.3 6 6 COOK, Troy - - 0-2 - 0 Scoring Devonte td rush rcv0 pass Total Offense g plays rush pass total avg/g 6 HOWARD, 6-0 fg 1 kick 10 10.0 10 dxp1.7saf pts 6 Total 51 11-19 44-47 1-1 - 0-2 - 1 387 MERSMAN, Mitch - 9-15 37-40 - -75 229.9 - - 64 COOK, Troy 12 341 105 2321 2426 202.2 6 Total 12 199 2759 13.9 25 6 Opponents 36 13-17 29-32 0-1 2 2-3 - - 288 BOWE, Jaimiee 812 178 1-1 17- -63 194.1 - - 50 BOWE, Jaimiee 12 181 747 0 747 62.2 6 Opponents 2329 13.1 2 WEATHERS, Caylon 5 - - - 30 FAIR, Ladevin 10 122 585 33 618 61.8 2 0 LEE, Londell 5 - - - 30 HOLCOMBE, Gunnar 5 79 7 357 364 72.8 0 87 Field Goals fg pct. 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 lg blk Punting no. yds avg lg tb fc i20 50+ blk FAIR, Ladevin 5 - - - 30 GRAYSON, Marquez 6 26 133 0 133 22.2 87 88 MERSMAN, Mitch 9-15 60.0 0-0 2-2 5-8 2-4 0-1 44 0 ARKELIAN, Brett 40 1486 37.2 55 2 5 11 5 0 McKILLION, Greg 5 - - - 30 RAY, Najee 11 25 111 0 111 10.1 88 ARKELIAN, Brett 2-3 66.7 0-0 1-2 1-1 0-0 0-0 33 0 CAVERLY, Dillon 1 25 25.0 25 0 1 0 0 0 AXLINE, Ben 4 - - - 24 HOLLINGSWORTH, Te 6 23 88 0 88 14.7 TEAM 0-1 0.0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 Total 41 1511 36.9 55 2 6 11 5 0 KERRICK, Kyle 3 - - - 18 BROWN, Ty 3 16 68 0 68 22.7 g blk Punting no. yds avg lg tb fc i20 50+ blk Opponents 57 2339 41.0 64 2 18 12 11 0 MARTIN, Tae - -blk - - 18 AKIN, Kyle 2 3 0 48 48 24.0 g blk Punting no. 3yds - avg lg- tb -fc i20 50+ 4 0 ARKELIAN, 1486 37.2 55 2 5Opponents 11 5 0 FG SequenceBrett UT40Martin ARKELIAN, Brett - 2-337.2 55 7-7 2 -5 11 - 5 - 0 - - 13 WEATHERS, Caylon 12 1 9 0 9 0.8 4 0 ARKELIAN, Brett 40 1486 3 0 CAVERLY, 1 25 25.0 25 0 124 0 0 0 Cincinnati Dillon 37,31 Kickoffs no. yds avg tb ob retn net ydln 1 6 0 6 0.7 McELRATH, CJ - - 12 MOORE, Jaylon 9 3 0 CAVERLY, Dillon 1 2 25 - 25.0 25- 0 -1 0 - 0 - 0 0 0 Total 41 1511 36.9 55 2 6- 11 5 0 MERSMAN, Mitch 72 4231 58.8 19 2 Hawai`i (27),49 LEGGETT, Ian 1 1 4 0 4 4.0 BROWN, Ty 2 - 36.9 55- 2 -6 11 - 5 - 0 - - 12 0 0 Total 41 1511 Opponents Total 72 4231 58.8 19 2 16.4 41.5 23 Bacone College - 57 2339 41.0 64 2 18- 12 11 0 TEAM 8 11 -11 0 -11 -1.4 WARREN, Trey 1 - 41.0 64- 2 18 - 12 -11 - 0 - 6 Opponents 57 2339 Opponents 61 3583 58.7 13 4 18.1 40.1 24 Tennessee Tech 53,(25) (42),(25),(20) Total 12 830 1852 2759 4611 384.2 HOLCOMBE, Gunnar 1 - - 6 Kickoffs net ydln Tennessee State - no. yds avg tb ob retn(54),47,(57) Opponents 12 775 1540 2329 3869 322.4 MOORE, Jaylon - ydln - 6 Kickoffs no. 1yds - avg tb- ob retn net MERSMAN, 72 4231 58.8 19 2 Austin Peay Mitch (37) (42) HOLLINGSWORTH, Te72 4231 1 - 58.8 19- 2 - - 6 MERSMAN, Mitch Total 72 4231 58.8 19 2 16.4 Murray State (37),(39),41,(37) (50)41.5 23 RAY, Najee 1 - 58.8 19- 2 16.4 - 41.5 - -23 - 6 Total 72 4231 Opponents 61 3583 58.7 13 4 18.1 Georgia State (44),(39) (23)40.1 24 GRAYSON, Marquez 61 3583 1 - 58.7 13- 4 18.1 - 40.1 - -24 - 6 Opponents Eastern Kentucky (20),33 GILLEYLEN, Jame 1 - - 6 Eastern Illinois (20),(42) (26) THOMPSON-CLAY, Jul 1 - - 6 Southeast Missouri (33),38 52,(20) 2006 OVC CHAMPIONS UT GUIDE • FIVE-TIME SGT. 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BOWE, Jaimiee 12-10 FAIR, Ladevin 10-2 GRAYSON, Marquez 6-0 RAY, Najee 11-0 COOK, Troy 12-10 HOLLINGSWORTH, Te 6-0 BROWN, Ty 3-0 WEATHERS, Caylon 12-9 HOLCOMBE, Gunnar 5-2 MOORE, Jaylon 9-0 LEGGETT, Ian 1-0 TEAM 8-0 Total Football 12 Skyhawk Skyhawk Football Statistics (as of Jun 07, 2017) 12 Opponents

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2016 UT Martin Skyhawk Football UT Martin Overall Defensive Statistics (as of Jun 07, 2017) All games

Overall Defensive Statistics # 18 35 2 50 3 45 1D 23 91 4D 95 56 55 93 36 8 12 37 41 44 7 5 99 92 49 88 97 34 40 32 27 43 24 42 39 60 21 73 74 1 48 9 64 17 9D 30 TM

Defensive Leaders

HAGENS, Kahlid PRATHER JR, Kevin ESTE, Joseph GILLEYLEN, Jame MARTIN, Tae COUNCE, Caleb DAWSON, Sheldon JACKSON, Justin TAYLOR, Damani JONES, Keith COFIELD JR, Donald MURPHY, Jay SIMMONS, DJ TURNER, Mike THOMPSON-CLAY, Julia BROWN, Anthony WILLIAMS-HALL, Chris ANDERSON, Brandon WALL, Garrett JEFFERSON, TJ ALSTON, Ervin BATTLE, Rakeem COLEMAN, Chris MURRY, Joseph MERSMAN, Mitch AXLINE, Ben CRUTCHFIELD, Julian HARRIS, Malik JORDAN, Koreyon FOWLER, JP STREATOR, Porter COTTON, James BOWE, Jaimiee DANIEL, Demonta DAGGETT, Bobby BOOKER, Olandrious HORTON-MARTINDALE, PATTERSON, Tyrone BURLEIGH, Robert RAY, Najee ROBERTS, Alex McKILLION, Greg BOND, Kadarren KERRICK, Kyle CLIFTON, Antonio WARREN, Trey TEAM Total Opponents

gp-gs

12-11 12-12 12-11 12-11 12-12 12-12 12-11 12-10 12-12 12-10 12-1 12-11 12-1 12-1 12-1 12-1 9-2 12-2 12-0 12-0 11-0 10-0 12-0 4-0 12-0 12-11 2-0 11-0 7-0 2-0 11-0 5-0 12-10 2-0 10-0 9-4 2-0 11-9 12-12 11-0 12-7 12-3 12-12 12-11 11-0 12-0 8-0 12 12

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45 27 43 32 27 27 22 21 10 15 16 10 11 9 8 7 7 7 3 6 3 5 3 1 3 2 2 2 1 2 2 . 2 1 . . 1 1 1 1 . . 1 1 . . . 388 410

Tackles a tot

48 44 24 33 26 21 19 18 25 18 13 18 17 10 11 11 10 7 10 5 4 2 4 5 2 3 2 2 2 1 . 2 . . 1 1 . . . . 1 1 . . 1 . . 422 478

93 71 67 65 53 48 41 39 35 33 29 28 28 19 19 18 17 14 13 11 7 7 7 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 . . 810 888

tfl/yds

0.5-2 7.5-34 6.5-15 7.5-18 4.0-12 9.5-41 0.5-1 2.0-6 7.5-25 10.5-27 6.5-36 3.5-8 1.0-3 3.0-9 1.5-7 2.5-7 0.5-1 . 0.5-4 . 1.0-2 . 3.0-16 0.5-5 . . . 1.0-15 . . . 0.5-2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81-296 69-227

Sacks no-yds

. 2.5-20 . 1.0-5 . 5.0-30 . . 3.5-19 4.0-14 4.0-31 1.0-4 . 1.0-5 1.0-6 1.0-5 . . 0.5-4 . 0.5-1 . 0.5-6 0.5-5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-162 15-97

Pass defense int-yds brup qbh

4-81 1--6 3-18 1-9 2-72 1-0 2-44 . . . . . . . 1-86 . 2-24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-328 17-251

5 4 10 5 6 1 4 8 . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . 1 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 48 56

2 3 . 4 . 3 . . 7 2 3 . 2 5 3 4 . . 1 . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 43

Fumbles rcv-yds

2-7 2-0 1-0 . . . . . 1-0 . . 1-0 . . . 1-0 . . 1-0 . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . 11-7 13-46

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

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UT Martin Overall Individual Statistics (as of Jun 07, 2017) All games

Rushing

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Passing

gp-gs

Receiving

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yds td

no.

yds

avg

td

18 1 19 10

244 13.6 -10 -10.0 234 12.3 45 4.5

Interceptions

no.

yds avg td

Kick Returns

no.

HAGENS, Kahlid ESTE, Joseph MARTIN, Tae WILLIAMS-HALL, Chris DAWSON, Sheldon THOMPSON-CLAY, Jul COUNCE, Caleb GILLEYLEN, Jame PRATHER JR, Kevin Total Opponents

lg avg/g

75 52 45 33 75 63

no.

LEE, Londell TEAM Total Opponents

193.4 71.4 24.0 3.3 229.9 194.1

MARTIN, Tae FAIR, Ladevin WILLIAMS, Rod BATTLE, Rakeem LEE, Londell GRAYSON, Marquez RAY, Najee BOWE, Jaimiee Total Opponents

lg avg/g

4 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 17 17 30 4 2 2 2 2 2 1 45 47

12-11 35 659 18.8 4 71 54.9 12-11 32 442 13.8 3 51 36.8 12-9 32 385 12.0 5 39 32.1 12-0 25 355 14.2 4 56 29.6 12-3 25 309 12.4 5 75 25.8 2016 UT 12.8 Martin Skyhawk Football 10-2 12 128 10.7 0 29 Martin Statistics (asReturns of Jun 07, 2017) Fumble no. 12-10 10 UT97 9.7Individual 1 23 Season/Career 8.1 All games HAGENS, Kahlid 1 11-0 7 44 6.3 0 12 4.0 WARREN, Trey 0 12-10 6 109 18.2 2 33 9.1 Total CAREER 1 9-0SEASON 6 104 17.3 1 45 11.6 Opponents 3 8-0 4 78 19.5 0 37 9.8 no.3-0 yds 2 avg 25td 12.5 lg no. yds avg td lg 0 13 8.3 16-0 72 7.0 140 7.0 7 1 7 7.0 0 7 0 9 2.3 06-0 01 0.0 101 10.0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 10 1.7 1 7 7.0 1 7 12 199 2759 13.9 25 75 229.9 3 46 15.3 1 23 12 178 2329 13.1 17 63 194.1

rush

rcv

pr

kr

ir

total avg/g

g

rush

rcv

pr

kr

81 18 72 24 44 86 0 9 -6 328 251

20.2 6.0 36.0 12.0 22.0 86.0 0.0 9.0 -6.0 19.3 14.8

1 0 1 0

1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 5 2

yds avg td

627 16 41 32 42 32 8 15 813 769

lg

52 18 36 18 22 86 0 9 0 86 77 lg

1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

43 16 32 17 28 16 8 15 43 66

yds avg td

lg

7 0 7 46

20.9 4.0 20.5 16.0 21.0 16.0 4.0 15.0 18.1 16.4

lg

79 0 79 14

7.0 0.0 7.0 15.3

ir

total

1021 1720 1088 998 641 931 1236 309 165 1067 119 110 140 126 102 120 86 81

7 0 7 23

avg/g

51.0 53.8 35.1 23.8 53.4 22.2 37.5 25.8 27.5 24.8 14.9 12.2 8.2 7.9 17.0 30.0 3.7 2.5

65

859 71.6 20 900 106 0 15 0 729 72.9 32 1127 387 0 206 0 699 58.2 31 0 0 0 1016 72 659 54.9 42 0 986 0 12 0 641 53.4 12 0 355 244 42 0 442 36.8 42 0 931 0 0 0 394 32.8 33 9 1227 0 0 0 309 25.8 12 0 309 0 0 0 165 27.5 6 133 0 0 32 0 163 14.8 43 686 342 0 39 0 119 14.9 8 0 78 0 41 0 110 12.2 9 6 104 0 0 0 109 9.1 17 0 140 0 0 0 105 8.8 16 126 0 0 0 0 102 17.0 6 88 14 0 0 0 93 31.0 4 95 25 0 0 0 86 7.2 23 0 0 0 0 86 MARTIN FOOTBALL GUIDE • FIVE-TIME SGT. YORK TROPHY 81 6.8 32 0 0 0 0 81

0 1 1 1

THIS IS UT MARTIN

BOWE, Jaimiee 12 747 97 0 15 0 FAIR, Ladevin 10 585 128 0 16 0 MARTIN, Tae 12 0 0 0 627 72 AXLINE, Ben 12 0 659 0 0 0 LEE, Londell 12 0 355 244 42 0 KERRICK, Kyle 12 0 442 0 0 0 WEATHERS, Ca 12 9 385 0 0 0 McKILLION, Gre 12 0 309 0 0 0 GRAYSON, Marq 6 133 0 0 32 0 RAY, Najee 11 111 44 0 8 0 WILLIAMS, Rod 8 0 78 0 41 0 MOORE, Jaylon 9 6 104 0 0 0 McELRATH, CJ 12 0 109 0 0 0 COOK, Troy 12 105 0 0 0 0 HOLLINGSWOR 6 88 14 0 0 0 BROWN, Ty 3 68 25 0 0 0 THOMPSON-CL 2006 12 OVC 0 CHAMPIONS 0 0 • 2017 0 86UT HAGENS, Kahlid 12 0 0 0 0 81

yds avg td

RECORD BOOK

All Purpose

gp-gs

pct

Punt Returns

2016 IN REVIEW

AXLINE, Ben KERRICK, Kyle WEATHERS, Caylon LEE, Londell McKILLION, Greg FAIR, Ladevin BOWE, Jaimiee RAY, Najee McELRATH, CJ MOORE, Jaylon WILLIAMS, Rod Fumble Returns BROWN, Ty HAGENS, Kahlid HOLLINGSWORTH, Te WARREN, HOWARD,Trey Devonte Total Total Opponents Opponents

effic comp-att-int

137.44 166-298-12 55.7 2321 22 88.81 30-60-5 50.0 357 1 311.07 2-3-0 66.7 48 1 707.20 1-1-0 100.0 33 1 132.39 199-362-17 55.0 2759 25 112.75 178-351-17 50.7 2329 17

62.2 58.5 22.2 10.1 8.8 14.7 22.7 0.8 1.4 0.7 4.0 -1.4 154.3 128.3

SEASON PREVIEW

COOK, Troy HOLCOMBE, Gunnar AKIN, Kyle FAIR, Ladevin Total Opponents

lg avg/g

43 46 26 45 18 11 19 9 10 6 4 2 46 65

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

BOWE, Jaimiee 12-10 181 840 93 747 4.1 7 FAIR, Ladevin 10-2 121 608 23 585 4.8 5 GRAYSON, Marquez 6-0 26 144 11 133 5.1 1 RAY, Najee 11-0 25 125 14 111 4.4 1 COOK, Troy 12-10 43 180 75 105 2.4 0 HOLLINGSWORTH, Te 6-0 23 88 0 88 3.8 1 BROWN, Ty 3-0 16 68 0 68 4.2 2 WEATHERS, Caylon 12-9 1 9 0 9 9.0 0 HOLCOMBE, Gunnar 5-2 19 51 44 7 0.4 1 MOORE, Jaylon 9-0 1 6 0 6 6.0 0 LEGGETT, Ian 1-0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0 TEAM 8-0 11 2 13 -11 -1.0 0 Total 12 468 2125 273 1852 4.0 18 Opponents 12 424 1886 346 1540 3.6 16

COACHING STAFF

Season/Career Stats


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Season/Career Statistics UT KERRICK, Kyle 3 - Martin - Individual - - - 18 6 - (as of -Jun 07,- 2017)- - 36 MARTIN, Tae 3 - - - All 18 games 3 - - 18 ARKELIAN, Brett - 2-3 7-7 - - - 13 - 2-3 7-7 - - 13 McELRATH, CJ 2 - - - 12 2 - - 12 CAREER BROWN, Ty 2 SEASON - - - 12 2 - - 12 HOLLINGSWORTH, Ter 1 - - 6 1 - - 6 PAT PAT RAY, Najee 1 - - 6 6 - - 36 Scoring td1 fg kick rush rcv- pass dxp- saf- pts6 td1 fg kick rush rcv- pass dxp- safpts6 GILLEYLEN, Jame MERSMAN,Trey Mitch 37-40 37-40 646 WARREN, 1- 9-15 --- --- -- 646 1- 9-15 --- --- -BOWE, Jaimiee 8 1-1 50 11 1-1 68 GRAYSON, Marquez 1 - - 6 1 - - 6 FAIR, LadevinGunnar 486 HOLCOMBE, 15 ---- 2016 -- -- UT --Martin -- 306 Skyhawk 18 ----- --- -Football McKILLION, Greg Juli 15 -306 THOMPSON-CLAY, -- Martin -- Individual -- --- -- 306 15 -- (as of --Jun 07,-- 2017)-- --- -Season/Career Statistics UT WEATHERS, Caylon 5 30 14 846 MOORE, Jaylon 1 - - - - All6 games 115 --LEE, Londell 306 HAGENS, Kahlid 15 ----- --- -- 306 ---- --- -AXLINE, Ben 4- 0-1 7 - - 42 TEAM ---- --- 1- 242 KERRICK, Kyle 3 18 6 36 COOK, Troy - SEASON - 0-2 - 0 - 0-2 - 0 CAREER MARTIN, Tae 18 3 - - 18 Total 513 11-19 44-47 1-1 -- 0-2 -- 1- 387 ARKELIAN, Brett - 2-3 7-7 - 13 - 2-3 7-7 - - 13 Opponents 36 -- -- 288 Fumble Returns no.13-17 yds 29-32 avg td 0-1 lg 2 2-3 no. yds avg td lg McELRATH, CJ 2 - - - 12 2 - - 12 HAGENS, Kahlid 1 7 7.0 0 7 1 7 7.0 0 7 BROWN, Ty 2 - yds avg - td - lg - - - 12 2 -yds avg- lg - - 12 Punt Returns no. no. td WARREN, Trey 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 HOLLINGSWORTH, Ter 118 - 244 13.6 - - 6 -244 13.6- 6 LEE, 181 1 - 79 - Total Londell 1 7 7.0 11 797 RAY, Najee 1 6 6 36 TEAM Opponents 31 -10 46 -10.0 15.3 10 230 GILLEYLEN, Jame 119 - 234 12.3 - 6 1 - - 6 Total 1 - 79 - WARREN, Trey 1 - - 6 1 - - 6 Opponents All Purpose g rush10 rcv45 4.5 pr 0 kr 14 ir total avg/g g rush rcv pr kr ir total avg/g GRAYSON, Marquez 1 - - 6 1 - - 6 BOWE, Jaimiee 12 747 97 0 15 0 859 71.6 20 900 106 0 15 0 1021 51.0 HOLCOMBE, Gunnar 1 - yds avg - td - lg - - 6 1 -yds avg- lg - - 6 Kick Returns no. no. td FAIR, Ladevin 10 585 128 0 16 0 729 72.9 32 1127 387 0 206 0 1720 53.8 THOMPSON-CLAY, Juli 130 - 627 20.9 - - 6 1 - - 6 MARTIN, 53 MARTIN, Tae Tae 12 0 0 0 1627 43 72 699 58.2 31 10160 19.2 0 1 0 43 1016 72 1088 35.1 MOORE, Jaylon 1 4 - 16 4.0 - - 6 1 -206 17.2- - 6 FAIR, Ladevin 12 AXLINE, Ben 12 0 659 0 0 0 16 0 659 54.9 42 0 986 0 0 40 12 0 998 23.8 HAGENS, 1 2 - 8 4.0 - - 6 1 - 39 - - 6 RAY, NajeeKahlid 12 9.8 LEE, Londell 0 355 244 0 42 8 0 641 53.4 124 0 355 0 244 20 42 0 641 53.4 TEAM - 0-1 - - 1 2 BATTLE, 430 14.3 KERRICK,Rakeem Kyle 12 0 2 44232 16.00 0 0 17 0 442 36.8 423 931 0 0 17 0 0 931 22.2 COOK, Troy Marquez - 2 - 32 16.0 - 16 - 0-2 - 0 - 32 16.0- 0-2 - 0 GRAYSON, 0 WEATHERS, Ca 12 9 385 0 0 0 394 32.8 332 9 1227 0 0 16 0 0 1236 37.5 Total 51 211-1942 21.0 44-47 0 1-128 - 0-2 - 1 387 LEE, Londell Gre 12 420 21.0 McKILLION, 0 309 0 0 0 309 25.8 122 309 0 0 28 0 0 309 25.8 Opponents 36 13-1741 20.5 29-32 0 0-132 2 2-3 - - 288 WILLIAMS, 26 41 20.5 0 0 0 32 32 GRAYSON,Rod Marq 6 133 2 0 0 32 0 165 27.5 133 0 165 27.5 BOWE, Jaimiee 11 111 1 4415 15.00 0 8 15 0 163 14.8 15 15.0 RAY, Najee 431 686 342 0 0 15 39 0 1067 24.8 Punt Returns no. yds 18.1 avg td1 43 lg no. yds avg td lg Total 45 813 WILLIAMS, Rod 8 0 78 0 41 0 119 14.9 8 0 78 0 41 0 119 14.9 LEE, Londell 18 244 18 244 13.6 1 79 Opponents 769 13.6 16.40 10 0 79 66 0 110 12.2 MOORE, Jaylon 9 647 104 9 6 104 0 0 0 110 12.2 TEAM 1 -10 -10.0 0 0 McELRATH, CJ 12 0 109 0 0 0 109 9.1 17 0 140 0 0 0 140 8.2 Total 19 234 12.3 1 79 Interceptions no. yds no. yds avg 0 td 0 lg COOK, Troy 12 105 0 avg0 td 0 lg 0 105 8.8 16 126 0 0 126 7.9 Opponents 10 45 4.5 0 14 HAGENS, Kahlid 6 46 81 HOLLINGSWOR 88 4 1481 20.20 1 0 52 0 102 17.0 88 20.214 1 0 52 0 0 102 17.0 ESTE, Joseph 34 18 6.025 0 0 18 BROWN, Ty 3 68 3 2518 6.00 0 0 18 0 93 31.0 95 0 0 120 30.0 Kick Returns no. yds avg td0 18 lg no. yds avg td lg WILLIAMS-HALL, Chris 2 24 12.0 2 24 12.0 THOMPSON-CL 12 0 0 0 0 86 86 7.2 23 0 0 0 0 18 0 86 86 3.7 MARTIN, Tae 30 627 20.9 1 43 532 1016 MARTIN, 720 19.2 36.0 0 12 0 43 36 HAGENS,Tae Kahlid 12 02 072 36.00 2 0 36 81 81 6.8 32 0 81 81 2.5 FAIR, Ladevin 4 16 4.0 0 16 122 206 DAWSON, 440 17.2 22.0 0 00 0 40 22 72 DAWSON, Sheldon Sheld 12 02 044 22.00 0 0 22 2016 44 44 3.7 20 44 116 5.8 UT Martin Skyhawk Football RAY, NajeeCaleb 2 8 4.0 0 8 4 393 9.8 0 20 COUNCE, BATTLE, Rakee 10 01 0 0 0.00 0 32 0 0 32 3.2 212 0 1.5 0 0 0 3 43 0 43 2.0 Martin Individual Season/Career Statistics (as of Jun 07, 2017) UT BATTLE, Rakeem 2 32 16.0 0 17 3 43 14.3 0 GILLEYLEN, Jame 9 29 280 14.0 0 1 0 17 19 WILLIAMS-HALL 01 0 9 9.00 1 0 9 24 24 2.7 0 24 24 2.7 GRAYSON, MarquezJuli 2 32 16.0 0 16 2 32 THOMPSON-CLAY, 860 16.0 86.0 0 01 0 16 86 ESTE, Joseph 12 01 086 86.00 1 0 86 18 18 1.5 All games121 0 18 18 1.5 LEE, Londell 21 42 21.0 0 280 2 42 21.0 0 280 PRATHER JR, Kevin -6 -6.0 0 1 -6 -6.0 0 HOWARD, Devo 6 0 10 0 0 0 10 1.7 6 0 10 0 0 0 10 1.7 WILLIAMS, Rod 2 328 41 20.5 0 32 2 41 20.5 0 32 Total GILLEYLEN, Ja 12 017 SEASON 0 19.30 5 0 86 9 9 0.8 23 0 0 1 0 28 29 1.3 BOWE, Jaimiee 1 251 15 15.0 02 15 1 15 CAREER 15.0 0 15 Opponents 17 14.8 77 HOLCOMBE, Gu 5 7 0 0 0 0 7 1.4 5 7 0 0 0 0 7 1.4 Total 45 813 18.1 1 43 LEGGETT, Ian 1 4 0 avg0 td 0 lg 0 4 4.0 0 0 4 4.0 Fumble Returns no. yds no.1 yds4 avg 0 td 0 lg Opponents 47 769 16.4 0 66 PRATHERKahlid JR, K 12 01 0 7 7.00 0 0 7 -6 -6 -0.5 231 0 -6 -6 -0.3 HAGENS, 70 7.0 0 0 0 7 TEAM 8 -11 0 0 -10 WARREN, Trey 0.0 td1 0 lg0 0 -21 -2.6 0 0.0 td1 Interceptions no. yds0 avg no. yds0 avg lg0 Total 12 1852 1 2759 7 234 Total 7.0 11813 527 328 5986 498.8 HAGENS, Kahlid 4 81 20.2 4 81 20.2 1 52 Opponents 12 1540 3 232946 15.3 45 769 23 251 4934 411.2 Opponents ESTE, Joseph 3 18 6.0 01 18 3 18 6.0 0 18 WILLIAMS-HALL, Chris 2 24 12.0 0 18 2 24 12.0 0 18 Field Goals good prlong krblkd ir total avg/g attg good long All Purpose g rush 2att rcv rush rcv 2 blkd pr 36 kr ir total avg/g MARTIN, Tae 72 36.0 2 36 2 72 36.0 MERSMAN, Mitch 12 747 15 97 9 0 44 15 0 0 859 71.6 15 9 44 0 BOWE, Jaimiee 20 900 106 0 15 0 1021 51.0 DAWSON, Sheldon 2 44 22.0 0 22 2 44 22.0 0 22 ARKELIAN, Brett 3 2 33 0 33 0 FAIR, Ladevin 3223 112732 387 0 1720 53.8 COUNCE, Caleb 10 585 1 128 0 0.00 0 16 0 0 729 72.9 1.5 0 0 3 206 TEAM MARTIN, TaeJame 12 0 1 1 0 9 0 9.00 0 1627 09 72 699 58.2 312 72 1088 35.1 GILLEYLEN, 280 14.0 0 1 0 19 1016 Total 19 659 11 0 44 0 0 0 659 54.9 AXLINE, Ben 12 0 42 0 986 0 12 0 998 23.8 THOMPSON-CLAY, Juli 1 86 86.0 1 86 1 86 86.0 1 86 Opponents LEE, Londell 12 0 117 355-613 -6.0 244 57 0 42 01 0 641 53.4 121 355 0 244 0 42 0 641 53.4 PRATHER JR, Kevin -60 -6.0 KERRICK, Kyle 12 017 442 42 0 931 0 0 0 931 22.2 Total 328 19.30 5 0 86 0 442 36.8 Punting no. yds 0 avg 0lg blk no. yds 9 avg lg blk0 WEATHERS, Ca 12 9 385 0 394 32.8 33 1227 0 0 1236 37.5 Opponents 17 251 14.8 2 77 ARKELIAN, 400 1486 037.2 055 309 0 40 00 McKILLION,Brett Gre 12 0 309 25.8 12 1486 0 37.2309 55 0 0 309 25.8 CAVERLY, Dillon 10 253225.0 025 165 0 16 25 00 GRAYSON, Marq 6 133 0 27.5 133 25.0 0 25 32 0 165 27.5 Total 410 1511 836.9 055 163 0 RAY, Najee 11 111 44 14.8 43 686 342 0 39 0 1067 24.8 Opponents 57 2339 41.0 64 0 WILLIAMS, Rod 8 0 78 0 41 0 119 14.9 8 0 78 0 41 0 119 14.9 MOORE, Jaylon 9 6 104 0 0 0 110 12.2 9 6 104 0 0 0 110 12.2 Kickoffs no.0 yds no. McELRATH, CJ 12 109 avg 0tb ob 0 0 109 9.1 17 yds 0 avg140 tb ob0 0 0 140 8.2 MERSMAN, 72 4231 058.8 019 2 0 149 70 COOK, Troy Mitch 12 105 0 105 8.8 16 8492 126 57.0 0 32 0 0 126 7.9 Total 72 HOLLINGSWOR 6 88 42311458.8 019 2 0 0 102 17.0 6 88 14 0 0 0 102 17.0 Opponents 61 BROWN, Ty 3 68 35832558.7 013 4 0 0 93 31.0 4 95 25 0 0 0 120 30.0 THOMPSON-CL 12 0 0 0 0 86 86 7.2 23 0 0 0 0 86 86 3.7 2006 OVC CHAMPIONS • 2017 UT MARTIN FOOTBALL GUIDE • FIVE-TIME SGT. YORK TROPHY HAGENS, Kahlid 12 0 0 0 0 81 81 6.8 32 0 0 0 0 81 81 2.5

Season/Career Stats


UT Martin Individual Season/Career Statistics (as of Jun 07, 2017) All games

SEASON

## Defensive Leaders

gp

ua

a total

tfl sack int pbu

fr

ff blk

. 4 5 2 2 2.5 1 4 2 5 . 3 10 1 1 1.0 1 5 . . . 2 6 . 1 5.0 1 1 . . . 2 4 . . . . 8 . . 3.5 . . 1 1 4.0 . . . . 4.0 . . . 1 . . . . . 1.0 . . 1 . 1.0 1 . . . 1.0 . . . . 1.0 . . 1 . . 2 2 . . . . . . . 0.5 . . 1 . . . . . . 0.5 . . . . . . 1 . . 0.5 . . 1 . 0.5 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . 27 17 48 11 12 15 17 56 13 12

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

gp

32 23 12 23 31 46 20 32 23 47 12 33 33 23 14 12 9 12 19 12 21 21 21 4 42 25 11 2 4 7 20 22 10 10 3 16 9 34 12 43 11 42 35 15 20 34

ua

66 45 43 54 42 45 24 33 26 30 16 15 12 22 10 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 3 1 6 4 2 2 2 1 3 4 3 . 1 . 1 1 . 2 . 4 1 . 1 8

a

87 83 24 66 40 50 19 25 63 75 13 31 50 22 14 11 10 7 18 5 12 5 6 5 8 5 2 2 2 2 . 2 5 1 . 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 1 1 . 5

total

153 128 67 120 82 95 43 58 89 105 29 46 62 44 24 18 17 14 25 11 19 12 9 6 14 9 4 4 4 3 3 6 8 1 1 1 2 2 1 3 1 8 2 1 1 13

tfl

1.5 15.5 6.5 13.0 5.5 16.0 0.5 2.0 16.5 16.5 6.5 2.0 6.0 4.0 3.5 2.5 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 3.5 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.5

sack int pbu

. 5.0 . 1.0 1.0 7.5 . . 9.0 7.0 4.0 0.5 1.5 3.0 1.0 1.0 . . 0.5 . 0.5 . 1.0 0.5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.5

4 8 1 5 3 10 2 7 2 9 2 3 2 4 . 12 . . 1 1 . . . . . . 1 1 . . . . 2 2 . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . .

fr

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

ff blk

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

. . . . 3 . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

RECORD BOOK

0.5 7.5 6.5 7.5 4.0 9.5 0.5 2.0 7.5 10.5 6.5 1.0 3.5 1.5 3.0 2.5 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0 1.0 0.0 3.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 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 0.0 0.0 81 69

2016 IN REVIEW

12 45 48 93 12 27 44 71 12 43 24 67 12 32 33 65 12 27 26 53 12 27 21 48 12 22 19 41 12 21 18 39 12 10 25 35 12 15 18 33 12 16 13 29 12 11 17 28 12 10 18 28 12 8 11 19 12 9 10 19 12 7 11 18 9 7 10 17 12 7 7 14 12 3 10 13 12 6 5 11 11 3 4 7 10 5 2 7 12 3 4 7 4 1 5 6 12 2 3 5 12 3 2 5 11 2 2 4 2 2 2 4 2 2 1 3 7 1 2 3 12 2 . 2 11 2 . 2 5 . 2 2 10 . 1 1 2 1 . 1 9 . 1 1 2 1 . 1 12 1 . 1 12 . 1 1 11 1 . 1 11 . 1 1 12 1 . 1 12 1 . 1 12 . 1 1 11 1 . 1 12 . . . 8 . . . 12 388 422 810 12 410 478 888

SEASON PREVIEW

HAGENS, Kahlid PRATHER JR, Kevin ESTE, Joseph GILLEYLEN, Jame MARTIN, Tae COUNCE, Caleb DAWSON, Sheldon JACKSON, Justin TAYLOR, Damani JONES, Keith COFIELD JR, Donald SIMMONS, DJ MURPHY, Jay THOMPSON-CLAY, Jul TURNER, Mike BROWN, Anthony WILLIAMS-HALL, Chris ANDERSON, Brandon WALL, Garrett JEFFERSON, TJ ALSTON, Ervin BATTLE, Rakeem COLEMAN, Chris MURRY, Joseph AXLINE, Ben MERSMAN, Mitch HARRIS, Malik CRUTCHFIELD, Julian FOWLER, JP JORDAN, Koreyon BOWE, Jaimiee STREATOR, Porter COTTON, James DAGGETT, Bobby HORTON-MARTINDAL BOOKER, Olandrious DANIEL, Demonta BOND, Kadarren McKILLION, Greg RAY, Najee CLIFTON, Antonio KERRICK, Kyle BURLEIGH, Robert ROBERTS, Alex PATTERSON, Tyrone WARREN, Trey TEAM Total Opponents

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

18 35 2 50 3 45 1D 23 91 4D 95 55 56 36 93 8 12 37 41 44 7 5 99 92 88 49 34 97 32 40 24 27 43 39 21 60 42 64 9 1 9D 17 74 48 73 30 TM

CAREER

COACHING STAFF

Season/Career Stats

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Game Highs

2016 UT Martin Skyhawk Football UT Martin Game Superlatives (as of Jun 07, 2017) All games TEAM GAME HIGHS UT MARTIN 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

68

vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) vs Bacone College (Sep 17, 2016) at Jacksonville State (Nov 19, 2016) at Tennessee State (Oct 01, 2016) vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016) vs Bacone College (Sep 17, 2016) vs Bacone College (Sep 17, 2016) at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016) vs Bacone College (Sep 17, 2016) vs Bacone College (Sep 17, 2016) vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016) at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) at Tennessee State (Oct 01, 2016) at Eastern Illinois (Nov 05, 2016) vs Southeast Missouri (Nov 12, 2016) vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) vs Southeast Missouri (Nov 12, 2016) vs Southeast Missouri (Nov 12, 2016) at Hawai`i (Sep 10, 2016)

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

25 181 2 2 2 2 46 45 27 318 4 4 75 8 198 2 75 3 44 7 50.7 55 55 3 79 43 15 1.5 1.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2

2016 UT Martin Skyhawk Football UT Martin Game Superlatives (as of Jun 07, 2017) All games

FAIR, Ladevin vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) FAIR, Ladevin vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) BROWN, Ty vs Bacone College (Sep 17, 2016) BOWE, Jaimiee vs Bacone College (Sep 17, 2016) FAIR, Ladevin vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) FAIR, Ladevin at Eastern Illinois (Nov 05, 2016) FAIR, Ladevin at Hawai`i (Sep 10, 2016) COOK, Troy at Jacksonville State (Nov 19, 2016) COOK, Troy at Tennessee State (Oct 01, 2016) COOK, Troy at Tennessee State (Oct 01, 2016) COOK, Troy vs Bacone College (Sep 17, 2016) COOK, Troy at Tennessee State (Oct 01, 2016) COOK, Troy at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) AXLINE, Ben vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016) AXLINE, Ben vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016) WEATHERS, Caylon vs Bacone College (Sep 17, 2016) McKILLION, Greg at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) MERSMAN, Mitch at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) MERSMAN, Mitch at Georgia State (Oct 22, 2016) ARKELIAN, Brett vs Southeast Missouri (Nov 12, 2016) ARKELIAN, Brett vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) ARKELIAN, Brett vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) ARKELIAN, Brett vs Southeast Missouri (Nov 12, 2016) ARKELIAN, Brett vs Southeast Missouri (Nov 12, 2016) LEE, Londell at Hawai`i (Sep 10, 2016) MARTIN, Tae vs Tennessee Tech (Sep 24, 2016) HAGENS, Kahlid at Cincinnati (Sep 01, 2016) JONES, Keith at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) TAYLOR, Damani vs Southeast Missouri (Nov 12, 2016) COUNCE, Caleb vs Tennessee Tech (Sep 24, 2016) JONES, Keith at Tennessee State (Oct 01, 2016) TAYLOR, Damani vs Southeast Missouri (Nov 12, 2016) HAGENS, Kahlid vs Southeast Missouri (Nov 12, 2016)

2016 UT Martin Skyhawk Football UT Martin Game Superlatives (as of Jun 07, 2017 All games

OPPONENT GAME-HIGHS GAME-HIGHS OPPONENT TEAM GAME HIGHS OPPONENT INDIVIDUAL 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 Penalties Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By Punts

Punting Avg Long Punt Punts inside 20 Long Punt Return

62 364 5.9 5 45 28 380 14.3 5 80 568 8.3 84 4 4 27 12 108 5 4 7 50.7 55 55 3 79

2016 UT Martin Skyhawk Football UT Martin Game Superlatives (as of Jun 07, 2017) All games

44 202 4.7 4 44 23 23 278 10.1 4 77 414 6.6 41 3 25 11 11 112 7 4 7 7 7 47.3 47.3 64 3 3 14

at Jacksonville State (Nov 19, 2016) at Jacksonville State (Nov 19, 2016) at Hawai`i (Sep 10, 2016) at Jacksonville State (Nov 19, 2016) at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016) at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016) at Hawai`i (Sep 10, 2016) at Hawai`i (Sep 10, 2016) vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016) vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016) at Hawai`i (Sep 10, 2016) at Hawai`i (Sep 10, 2016) at Cincinnati (Sep 01, 2016) vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016) vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016) at Jacksonville State (Nov 19, 2016) at Jacksonville State (Nov 19, 2016) at Eastern Illinois (Nov 05, 2016) at Jacksonville State (Nov 19, 2016) at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) vs Southeast Missouri (Nov 12, 2016) at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016) vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) at Jacksonville State (Nov 19, 2016) vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016)

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

16 16 16 110 4 65 44 23 274 4 63 8 8 131 3 63 3 57 7 7 7 60.5 64 3 3 14 66 16 2.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 2 2

GREEN, Tion, at Cincinnati (Sep 01, 2016) SAINT JUSTE, D., at Hawai`i (Sep 10, 2016) Winchester, A., at Georgia State (Oct 22, 2016) MCGRAW, Mareio, at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) JENKINS,Eli, at Jacksonville State (Nov 19, 2016) MCGRAW, Mareio, at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) HUMPHRIES, KD, at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) HUMPHRIES, KD, at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) Birdsong, Micha, vs Tennessee Tech (Sep 24, 2016) WOOLSEY, Ikaika, at Hawai`i (Sep 10, 2016) WOOLSEY, Ikaika, at Hawai`i (Sep 10, 2016) BEARD, Jared, vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016) GANDY, Jordon, at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) WILKERSON, K., vs Southeast Missouri (Nov 12, 2016) KEMP, Marcus, at Hawai`i (Sep 10, 2016) KEMP, Marcus, at Hawai`i (Sep 10, 2016) Madonia, Nick, vs Tennessee Tech (Sep 24, 2016) CLARK, Lane, at Tennessee State (Oct 01, 2016) STRATTON, Lando, at Murray State (Oct 15, 2016) WRZUSZCZAK, K., vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) KNIGHT, Alex, vs Southeast Missouri (Nov 12, 2016) GAUNA, Nick, vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016) GAUNA, Nick, vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016) WRZUSZCZAK, K., vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) KELLY,Dean, at Jacksonville State (Nov 19, 2016) BOYNTON, Malik, vs Austin Peay (Oct 08, 2016) ROWLAND, Chris, at Tennessee State (Oct 01, 2016) NORTHINGTON, K., vs Eastern Kentucky (Oct 29, 2016) WILSON, Eric, at Cincinnati (Sep 01, 2016) WILSON, Eric, at Cincinnati (Sep 01, 2016) COLLINS, Chris, at Tennessee State (Oct 01, 2016) WHIGHAM, F., vs Southeast Missouri (Nov 12, 2016) Clay, B.J., at Georgia State (Oct 22, 2016) HILL,Jaylen, at Jacksonville State (Nov 19, 2016)

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Date

no.

at Cincinnati at Hawai`i BACONE COLLEGE TENNESSEE TECH at Tennessee State AUSTIN PEAY at Murray State at Georgia State EASTERN KENTUCKY at Eastern Illinois SOUTHEAST MISSOURI at Jacksonville State

Rushing yds td

49 177 0 43 214 1 27 132 5 37 97 2 26 49 0 38 188 3 42 129 0 31 110 0 62 364 3 44 137 3 35 129 1 34 126 0 468 1852 18 424 1540 16

lg

no.

Receiving yds td

lg

Passing cmp-att-int yds

td

lg

34 12 146 1 23 12-26-2 146 1 23 46 12 204 3 65 12-26-2 204 3 65 19 12 215 5 45 12-15-0 215 5 45 15 13 269 2 51 13-27-1 269 2 51 8 28 321 4 39 28-40-3 321 4 39 25 25 380 3 71 25-34-0 380 3 71 26 21 317 3 75 21-38-0 317 3 75 19 20 210 0 37 20-40-3 210 0 37 40 9 145 1 33 9-16-1 145 1 33 9 13 116 0 27 13-22-1 116 0 27 43 17 244 2 56 17-33-0 244 2 56 45 17 192 1 40 17-45-4 192 1 40 46 199 2759 25 75 199-362-17 2759 25 75 65 178 2329 17 63 178-351-17 2329 17 63

Kick Returns no. yds td lg

4 6 2 3 6 4 5 4 1 3 2 5 45 47

67 103 51 59 113 31 140 72 24 47 20 86 813 769

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

25 28 32 43 30 23 36 21 24 19 20 19 43 66

Punt Returns no. yds td lg

1 5 2 69 2 82 3 23 0 0 1 25 3 14 3 -1 1 2 0 0 2 17 1 -2 19 234 10 45

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

tot off

5 323 79 418 60 347 10 366 0 370 25 568 9 446 4 320 2 509 0 253 16 373 0 318 79 4611 14 3869

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Sep 01 Sep 10 Sep 17 Sep 24 Oct 01 Oct 08 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 29 Nov 05 Nov 12 Nov 19 UT Martin Opponents

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Team Game by Game

Games: 12 • Avg/rush: 4.0 • Avg/catch: 13.9 • Pass effic: 132.39 • KR avg: 18.1 • PR avg: 12.3 • All purpose avg/game: 498.8 • Total offense avg/gm: 384.2

Date

Opponent

Sep 01 at Cincinnati Sep 10 at Hawai`i Sep 17 BACONE COLLEGE Sep 24 TENNESSEE TECH Oct 01 at Tennessee State Oct 08 AUSTIN PEAY Oct 15 at Murray State Oct 22 at Georgia State Oct 29 EASTERN KENTUCKY Nov 05 at Eastern Illinois Nov 12 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Nov 19 at Jacksonville State UT Martin Opponents

26 45 24 37 41 43 30 33 18 30 21 40 388 410

no.

52 4 44 30 22 46 40 20 44 42 50 28 422 478

yds

118 107 0 176 0 87 185 209 152 140 245 92 1511 2339

78 49 68 67 63 89 70 53 62 72 71 68 810 888 avg

39.3 35.7 0.0 44.0 0.0 29.0 37.0 34.8 50.7 35.0 35.0 30.7 36.9 41.0

tfl-yds

6.0-24 6.0-14 4.0-33 10.0-26 6.0-14 10.0-47 8.0-30 5.0-15 6.0-24 9.0-22 7.0-33 4.0-14 81.0-296 69.0-227

Sacks no-yds

1.0-8 1.0-5 2.0-11 3.0-10 2.0-5 4.0-30 4.0-26 1.0-5 2.0-12 2.0-8 3.0-23 2.0-12 26.0-155 15.0-97

Punting

long

43 39 0 51 0 34 48 51 55 44 55 37 55 64

Fumble ff fr-yds

blkd

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

2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 2 3 1 12 12 tb

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

Pass Defense blkd int-yds qbh brup kick

2-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 0-0 2-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 3-7 0-0 1-0 11-7 13-46

fc

0 0 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 6 18

1-0 3-28 1-36 1-86 0-0 0-0 1-36 2--6 1-9 4-110 2-29 1-0 17-328 17-251

50+

0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 5 11

i20

2 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 3 1 11 12

1 0 3 8 1 3 1 0 7 4 11 2 41 43

5 1 4 8 1 3 5 3 8 3 7 0 48 56

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

PAT Attempts kick rush rcv saf

1-1 3-3 12-12 5-5 4-4 6-6 3-3 0-0 3-5 3-4 3-3 1-1 44-47 29-32

Field Goals

md-att

0-2 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-1 3-4 2-2 0-0 2-2 1-2 0-2 11-19 13-17

long blkd

0 27 0 25 0 37 39 44 0 42 33 0 44 57

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

no.

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

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

0 0 0 14 0 21 0 6 1 0 0 10 0 10 0 0 0 7 0 23 0 7 0 7 1 105 0 100

Kickoffs

yds

2 103 7 440 13 827 7 404 5 293 8 462 8 481 2 104 6 303 7 392 5 293 2 129 72 4231 61 3583

off t/o

avg

51.5 62.9 63.6 57.7 58.6 57.8 60.1 52.0 50.5 56.0 58.6 64.5 58.8 58.7

0 0 6 0 0 3 2 1 2 3 2 0 19 13

7 36 84 44 30 45 38 6 33 33 24 7 387 288 ob

0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4

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3 3 0 4 0 3 5 6 3 4 7 3 41 57

Tackles a total

RECORD BOOK

Sep 01 at Cincinnati Sep 10 at Hawai`i Sep 17 BACONE COLLEGE Sep 24 TENNESSEE TECH Oct 01 at Tennessee State Oct 08 AUSTIN PEAY Oct 15 at Murray State Oct 22 at Georgia State Oct 29 EASTERN KENTUCKY Nov 05 at Eastern Illinois Nov 12 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI Nov 19 at Jacksonville State UT Martin Opponents

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Troy Cook

Jaimiee Bowe

Ladevin Fair

Ben Axline

Named to CFPA FCS National Performer of the Year Watch List after throwing for 2,321 yards and 22 TDs

Led the team with 747 rushing yards while notching back-to-back 100-yard games against Cincinnati & Hawai’i

Notched the 15th best single-game

Named to All-OVC second team after setting program’s Division I receiving record with 198 yards vs. Austin Peay

Robert Burleigh

Kenneth Crenshaw

Kahlid Hagens

Keith Jones

Named to the All-OVC first team after tallying 42 knockdowns and grading out at 84% or better on the offensive line

Named to the All-OVC second team after ranking 24th nationally with just 1.25 sacks per game

Named to the All-OVC first team while earning STATS FCS National Defensive Player of the Week honors

Earned All-OVC second team honors after tallying 33 tackles, 10.5 TFL, four sacks and four QBH

rushing performance in program history with

181 yards against EKU

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Damani Taylor

Tae Martin

Londell Lee

Earned All-OVC second team honors after tallying 35 tackles, 7.5 TFL and 3.5 sacks

Named to All-OVC second team after

Named to the OVC All-Newcomer

tallying a touchdown on both defense and special teams

squad after ranking fifth nationally in punt return

TDs and punt return average

Caleb Counce Led the Skyhawks with five sacks while tallying 48 tackles and 9.5 TFL

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SKYHAWK DEFENSE SHINES IN SEASON OPENER AT FBS FOE CINCINNATI Cincinnati, Ohio • Sept. 1, 2016 ScoreQuickie by Quarters 1 (Final) 2 3 4 Final Statistics UT Martin Cincinnati UTvsM artin (Sep 01, 2016 7 at Cincinnati, 0 0 Ohio)0 7 Cincinnati 0 6 8 14 28 CIN 28 22 34-140 260 34-21-1 68-400 0-0 0-0 2-27 2-51 3-38.7 2-2 5-60 22:54 5 of 13 2 of 2 3-4

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UTM 7 20 49-177 146 26-12-2 75-323 0-0 1-5 4-67 1-0 3-39.3 1-1 8-67 37:06 9 of 16 0 of 1 1-4

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

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

Cincinnati No. Gain Loss 18 110 8 15 50 8 3 22 0 11 27 19 C-A-I 12-26-2

Receiving WEATHERS, Caylon BOWE, Jaimiee RAY, Najee AXLINE, Ben

No. 4 3 3 2

Punting ARKELIAN, Brett

No. 3

Yds TD Long 146 1 23

Yards 66 37 17 26 Yds 118

Lg Avg 34 5.7 8 2.8 13 7.3 8 0.7

TD 1 0 0 0

Sack 3

Long 23 23 9 20

Avg Long 39.3 43

In20 2

TB 0

Rushing GREEN, Tion BOONE, Mike MOORE, Hayden LEWIS, Kahlil

No. Gain Loss 16 97 0 12 43 8 5 25 12 1 0 5

Passing MOORE, Hayden

C-A-I 21-34-1

Receiving COLE, Nate GRAY, Devin JOHNSON, Avery LEWIS, Kahlil

No. 6 5 2 2

Punting GERACI, Sam

No. 3

TD 1 0 0 1

Avg Long 38.7 41

Yards 5

TD 0

Long 5

Punt Returns

No.

Yards

TD

Long

Kick Returns GRAYSON, Marquez MARTIN, Tae

No. 2 2

Yards 32 35

TD 0 0

Long 16 25

Kick Returns LEWIS, Kahlil BEARD, Brayden

No. 1 1

Yards 17 10

TD 0 0

Long 17 10

Tackles HAGENS, Kahlid MARTIN, Tae PRATHER JR., Kevin GILLEYLEN, James

UA-A 5-10 4-8 2-6 2-4

Tackles WILSON, Eric EDWARDS, Zach GILBERT, Tyrell JENKINSON, B.

UA-A 5-10 5-7 3-6 2-6

Qtr 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Time

06:32 00:19 02:42 05:31 02:16

Scoring Play

TFL 0.5 2.0 1.5 0.5

Total 15 12 9 8

UTM - WEATHERS, Caylon 7 yd pass from HOLCOMBE, Gunnar (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 14-75 8:28 CIN - COLE, Nate 3 yd pass from MOORE, Hayden (PASLEY, Josh kick failed), 12-80 2:39 CIN - LEWIS, Kahlil 3 yd pass from MOORE, Hayden (DOWDY, DJ pass from MOORE, Hayden), 13-75 4:14 CIN - BOONE, Mike 1 yd run (PASLEY, Josh kick), 11-77 5:42 CIN - GILBERT, Tyrell 58 yd interception return (PASLEY, Josh kick)

Sacks 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

In20 0

TFL 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 V-H

7-0 7-6 7 - 14 7 - 21 7 - 28

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Sacks 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0

Sack 1

Long 17 47 26 13

Punt Returns LEE, Londell

Total 15 12 8 6

Lg Avg 23 6.1 16 2.9 12 2.6 0 -5.0

Yds TD Long 260 2 47

Yards 64 111 38 16 Yds 116

Net TD 97 0 35 1 13 0 -5 0

RECORD BOOK

Passing HOLCOMBE, Gunnar

Net TD 102 0 42 0 22 0 8 0

2016 IN REVIEW

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SKYHAWKS PUSH FBS FOE HAWAI'I TO THE BRINK IN 41-36 SHOOTOUT

UT Martin Rushing BOWE, Jaimiee FAIR, Ladevin WEATHERS, Caylon COOK, Troy

C-A-I 12-26-2

Receiving AXLINE, Ben FAIR, Ladevin WEATHERS, Caylon McKILLION, Greg

No. 3 2 2 2

Punting ARKELIAN, Brett

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UH 41 15 37-175 203 20-10-3 57-378 0-0 1-0 7-143 2-0 5-47.2 0-0 7-52 25:43 4 of 11 1 of 1 2-2

Hawai`i No. Gain Loss 18 125 12 12 82 1 1 9 0 7 27 19

Passing COOK, Troy

No. 3

Lg Avg 26 6.3 46 6.8 9 9.0 17 1.1

Yds TD Long 204 3 65

Yards 104 41 22 8 Yds 107

Net TD 113 1 81 0 9 0 8 0

TD 1 0 0 0

Sack 2

Long 65 29 16 11

Avg Long 35.7 39

Rushing SAINT JUSTE, D. LAKALAKA, S. WOOLSEY, Ikaika HARRIS, Paul Passing WOOLSEY, Ikaika BROWN, Dru Receiving KEMP, Marcus SAINT JUSTE, D. BARKER, Ammon 'UNGA, M.

In20 0

TB 0

Punting SANCHEZ, R.

No. Gain Loss 16 94 2 11 71 0 4 17 0 2 6 2 C-A-I 9-18-3 1-2-0 No. 3 3 1 1 No. 5

Net TD 92 1 71 1 17 0 4 0

Yards 103 13 37 36 Yds 236

TD 3 0 0 1

Avg Long 47.2 55

Yards -10 79

TD 0 1

Long 0 79

Punt Returns URSUA, John

No. 1

Yards 0

TD 0

Long 0

Kick Returns MARTIN, Tae LEE, Londell

No. 3 2

Yards 46 42

TD 0 0

Long 17 28

Kick Returns BUTLER, Dejaun EWALIKO, Keelan

No. 4 3

Yards 76 67

TD 0 0

Long 29 32

Tackles MARTIN, Tae PRATHER JR., Kevin

UA-A 6-0 4-2

Tackles ROGERS, Jalen GARCIA-WILLIAMS

UA-A 6-1 6-1

Qtr 1st

2nd 3rd

Time

09:33 03:59 00:18 09:45 06:57 10:14 07:43 03:24 11:42 11:32 09:02 06:43

Scoring Play

Sacks 0.0 0.0

TFL 0.0 0.0

Total 7 7

UTM - MERSMAN, Mitch 27 yd field goal, 10-64 5:27 UH - KEMP, Marcus 7 yd pass from WOOLSEY, Ikaika (SANCHEZ, R. kick), 11-81 5:29 UTM - KERRICK, Kyle 12 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 3-46 1:01 UTM - McELRATH, CJ 16 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 8-85 3:50 UH - LAKALAKA, S. 15 yd run (SANCHEZ, R. kick), 2-19 0:38 UTM - BOWE, Jaimiee 26 yd run (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 7-47 3:11 UH - SAINT JUSTE, D. 24 yd run (SANCHEZ, R. kick), 2-25 0:47 UH - KEMP, Marcus 33 yd pass from WOOLSEY, Ikaika (SANCHEZ, R. kick), 3-49 1:14 UH - 'UNGA, M. 36 yd pass from WOOLSEY, Ikaika (SANCHEZ, R. kick), 8-80 3:41 UTM - AXLINE, Ben 65 yd pass from COOK, Troy (COOK, Troy pass failed), 1-65 0:10 UTM - LEE, Londell 79 yd punt return (COOK, Troy pass failed) UH - KEMP, Marcus 63 yd pass from WOOLSEY, Ikaika (WOOLSEY, Ikaika pass failed), 6-80 2:13

Sack 0 1

Long 63 16 37 36

No. 1 1

Total 6 6

Lg Avg 24 5.8 15 6.5 14 4.2 6 2.0

Yds TD Long 205 4 63 -2 0 0

Punt Returns TEAM LEE, Londell

4th

UTM 36 22 43-214 204 26-12-2 69-418 0-0 2-69 6-103 3-28 3-35.7 4-2 9-63 34:17 4 of 15 3 of 4 3-4

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 0.0

In20 1

TFL 1.0 1.0 V-H

3-0 3-7 10 - 7 17 - 7 17 - 14 24 - 14 24 - 21 24 - 28 24 - 35 30 - 35 36 - 35 36 - 41

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Rushing THOMAS REVELS SMITH SEWARD

UT Martin No. Gain Loss 8 22 0 6 21 0 9 11 7 1 0 7 C-A-I 13-24-1 0-1-0

Receiving BYRD-WEAVER WILSON TAYLOR CWIKLINSKI

No. 4 3 3 1

Yds TD Long 135 1 28 0 0 0

Yards 30 45 28 21 Yds 48 65

Lg Avg 6 2.8 10 3.5 4 0.4 0 -7.0

TD 0 1 0 0

Sack 1 1

Long 14 28 21 21

Avg Long 24.0 26 32.5 34

In20 0 0

TB 0 0

Rushing BROWN, Ty BOWE, Jaimiee GRAYSON, Marquez FAIR, Ladevin

No. Gain Loss 10 53 0 6 27 5 4 20 0 3 19 0

Passing COOK, Troy AKIN, Kyle

C-A-I 10-12-0 2-3-0

Receiving KERRICK, Kyle MOORE, Jaylon AXLINE, Ben WEATHERS, Caylon

No. 2 2 2 2

Punting

No.

TD 1 1 0 2

Avg Long

No.

Yards

TD

Long

Punt Returns LEE, Londell

No. 2

Yards 82

TD 0

Long 60

Kick Returns REVELS JACKSON

No. 3 2

Yards 55 25

TD 0 0

Long 26 14

Kick Returns WILLIAMS, Rod MARTIN, Tae

No. 1 1

Yards 32 19

TD 0 0

Long 32 19

Tackles KING RAINEY

UA-A 4-5 1-5

Tackles JACKSON, Justin ESTE, Joseph

UA-A 2-5 3-2

1st

2nd

3rd 4th

Time

Scoring Play

UTM - KERRICK, Kyle 45 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick) BAC - WILSON 28 yd pass from SEWARD (THOMAS rush failed) UTM - WEATHERS, Caylon 6 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick) UTM - MARTIN, Tae 36 yd interception return (MERSMAN, Mitch kick) UTM - WEATHERS, Caylon 11 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick) UTM - McKILLION, Greg 24 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick) UTM - BOWE, Jaimiee 2 yd run (MERSMAN, Mitch kick) UTM - WARREN, Trey 0 yd fumble recovery (MERSMAN, Mitch kick) UTM - GRAYSON, Marquez 3 yd run (MERSMAN, Mitch kick) UTM - BOWE, Jaimiee 1 yd run (MERSMAN, Mitch kick) UTM - BROWN, Ty 3 yd run (MERSMAN, Mitch kick) UTM - MOORE, Jaylon 45 yd pass from AKIN, Kyle (MERSMAN, Mitch kick) UTM - BROWN, Ty 2 yd run (MERSMAN, Mitch kick)

Total 7 5

Sacks 0.0 0.0

TB

TFL 0.0 0.0 V-H

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Sacks 0.0 0.0

Sack 0 0

Long 45 45 17 11

Punt Returns

Total 9 6

Lg Avg 19 5.3 17 3.7 9 5.0 8 6.3

Yds TD Long 167 4 45 48 1 45

Yards 53 50 33 17 Yds

Net TD 53 2 22 2 20 1 19 0

RECORD BOOK

No. 2 2

Net TD 22 0 21 0 4 0 -7 0

2016 IN REVIEW

Passing SEWARD WHYTE

Punting LAY SEWARD

UTM 84 15 27-132 215 15-12-0 42-347 0-0 2-82 2-51 1-36 0-0.0 0-0 7-55 18:55 5 of 6 1 of 1 7-7

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BAC 6 8 33--17 135 25-13-1 58-118 0-0 0-0 7-105 0-0 4-28.2 3-2 8-55 31:05 2 of 14 1 of 5 1-1

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FOOTBALL SKYHAWKS DOMINATE IN HOME OPENER OVER BACONE COLLEGE 84-6


Martin, Tenn. • Sept. 24, 2016 Score by Quarters 1 2Quickie 3 Statistics 4 F(Final) inal Tennessee Tech vs UT Martin (Sep 24, 2016 at Martin, Tenn.) Tennessee Tech 6 3 0 14 23 UT Martin 7 14 7 16 44

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SKYHAWKS POWER PAST TENNESSEE TECH IN FIRST ROUND OF SGT. YORK TROPHY SERIES 44-23

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 Tech Rushing Birdsong, Micha Goldsmith, Andr Thaenrat, Yeede Cunningham, Jos

UTM 44 18 37-97 269 27-13-1 64-366 0-0 3-23 3-59 1-86 4-44.0 1-0 6-56 28:28 4 of 15 2 of 3 3-3

UT Martin No. Gain Loss 13 66 10 3 30 0 13 26 14 1 8 0

Passing Birdsong, Micha

C-A-I 17-38-1

Receiving Thaenrat, Yeede Smith, Jordan Cunningham, Jos Patton, Kip

No. 5 3 2 2

Punting Madonia, Nick

TTU 23 20 31-104 274 38-17-1 69-378 0-0 0-0 5-98 1-34 6-39.0 0-0 6-59 31:32 6 of 16 0 of 1 3-3

No. 6

Lg Avg 15 4.3 22 10.0 9 0.9 8 8.0

Yds TD Long 274 0 35

Yards 50 79 63 23 Yds 234

Net TD 56 0 30 1 12 1 8 0

TD 0 0 0 0

Sack 3

Long 24 33 35 19

Avg Long 39.0 47

Rushing FAIR, Ladevin BOWE, Jaimiee COOK, Troy RAY, Najee Passing COOK, Troy HOLCOMBE, Gunnar Receiving LEE, Londell AXLINE, Ben KERRICK, Kyle McKILLION, Greg

In20 0

TB 1

Punting ARKELIAN, Brett

No. Gain Loss 11 52 5 18 34 6 2 17 0 3 5 2 C-A-I 9-16-0 4-11-1 No. 3 3 2 2 No. 4

Net TD 47 1 28 1 17 0 3 0

Yds TD Long 223 2 51 46 0 17

Yards 60 51 64 50 Yds 176

TD 1 0 0 1

Avg Long 44.0 51

No.

Yards

TD

Long

Punt Returns LEE, Londell

No. 3

Yards 23

TD 0

Long 10

Kick Returns Byrd, Dontez Cunningham, Jos

No. 4 1

Yards 87 9

TD 0 0

Long 31 9

Kick Returns FAIR, Ladevin MARTIN, Tae

No. 2 1

Yards 16 43

TD 0 1

Long 16 43

Tackles Normand, Elliot Poplar, Josh

UA-A 3-10 3-6

Tackles COUNCE, Caleb PRATHER JR., Kevin

UA-A 5-4 4-4

Qtr 1st

2nd

3rd 4th

Time

11:15 00:29 13:57 09:32 05:01 08:41 14:21 05:50 02:46 01:08 01:02 00:00

Scoring Play

Sacks 0.0 0.0

TFL 0.5 0.5

Total 9 8

TTU - Thaenrat, Yeede 1 yd run (Madonia, Nick kick failed), 5-24 2:47 UTM - BOWE, Jaimiee 14 yd run (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 8-63 3:46 UTM - McKILLION, Greg 40 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 1-40 0:08 TTU - Madonia, Nick 42 yd field goal, 10-44 4:17 UTM - LEE, Londell 41 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 4-43 1:43 UTM - FAIR, Ladevin 13 yd run (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 9-77 4:50 TTU - Madonia, Nick 25 yd field goal, 14-72 6:30 TTU - Goldsmith, Andr 22 yd run (Carling, Alex pass from Birdsong, Micha), 4-81 1:26 UTM - MERSMAN, Mitch 25 yd field goal, 7-67 3:04 TTU - Madonia, Nick 20 yd field goal, 8-62 1:38 UTM - MARTIN, Tae 43 yd kickoff return (MERSMAN, Mitch kick) UTM - THOMPSON-CLAY, Julia 86 yd interception return

Sack 0 1

Long 41 27 51 40

Punt Returns

Total 13 9

Lg Avg 15 4.3 14 1.6 15 8.5 4 1.0

Sacks 1.0 0.0

In20 1

TFL 2.5 0.0 V-H

6-0 6-7 6 - 14 9 - 14 9 - 21 9 - 28 12 - 28 20 - 28 20 - 31 23 - 31 23 - 38 23 - 44

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SKYHAWKS FALL TO TENNESSEE STATE 34-30 BEHIND LATE TOUCHDOWN STRIKE Nashville, Tenn. • Oct. 1, 2016 Statistics ScoreQuickie by Quarters 1 (Final) 2 3 4 Final UT Martin vs Tennessee State (Oct 01, 2016 at Nashville, UT Martin 16 0 0 Tenn.) 14 30

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TSU 34 21 37-141 223 24-17-0 61-364 0-0 0-0 4-108 3-15 1-23.0 1-0 9-97 29:54 5 of 9 0 of 0 4-4

Tennessee State No. Gain Loss 8 33 5 10 25 11 3 10 0 4 9 7

Passing COOK, Troy HOLCOMBE, Gunnar

C-A-I 27-39-3 1-1-0

Receiving WEATHERS, Caylon LEE, Londell BOWE, Jaimiee AXLINE, Ben

No. 7 7 3 3 No.

Lg Avg 8 3.5 8 1.4 7 3.3 7 0.5

Yds TD Long 318 4 39 3 0 3

Yards 88 86 35 35 Yds

Net TD 28 0 14 0 10 0 2 0

TD 1 1 1 1

Sack 1 0

Long 39 22 18 18

Avg Long

In20

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Rushing EVANS, Erick HARRISON, Earl BUTLER, Ronald TEAM

No. Gain Loss 15 63 7 11 55 1 10 38 6 1 0 1

Passing BUTLER, Ronald

C-A-I 17-24-0

Receiving SMITH, Patrick NEWBOLD, Steven ROWLAND, Chris MORRIS, Rodney

No. 6 3 2 1

Punting ROWLEY, Austin

No. 1

TD 2 0 0 0

Avg Long 23.0 23

Yards

TD

Long

Punt Returns

No.

Yards

TD

Long

Kick Returns MARTIN, Tae WILLIAMS, Rod

No. 5 1

Yards 104 9

TD 0 0

Long 30 9

Kick Returns ROWLAND, Chris

No. 4

Yards 108

TD 0

Long 66

Tackles HAGENS, Kahlid ESTE, Joseph GILLEYLEN, James

UA-A 6-3 6-1 5-2

Tackles COOK, Laquarius OGUNDEKO, Ebo COLLINS, Chris

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

Qtr 1st

2nd 3rd 4th

Time

Scoring Play

Total 10 8 8

UTM - BOWE, Jaimiee 18 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 11-69 5:16 UTM - TEAM safety UTM - WEATHERS, Caylon 4 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 6-37 2:37 TSU - EVANS, Erick 9 yd run (CLARK, Lane kick), 12-65 6:48 TSU - CLARK, Lane 54 yd field goal, 7-17 3:40 TSU - SMITH, Patrick 1 yd pass from BUTLER, Ronald (CLARK, Lane kick), 4-66 1:56 UTM - AXLINE, Ben 7 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 6-70 2:46 TSU - SANDERS-McCOLLU 3 yd pass from BUTLER, Ronald (CLARK, Lane kick), 9-64 3:32 TSU - CLARK, Lane 57 yd field goal, 4-5 1:44 UTM - LEE, Londell 20 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 11-75 5:27 TSU - SMITH, Patrick 9 yd pass from BUTLER, Ronald (CLARK, Lane kick), 7-74 1:36

Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0

TFL 0.0 1.0 3.0 V-H

7-0 9-0 16 - 0 16 - 7 16 - 10 16 - 17 23 - 17 23 - 24 23 - 27 30 - 27 30 - 34

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09:44 09:29 06:42 14:54 09:32 12:59 13:48 10:08 07:27 02:00 00:18

TFL 0.0 1.0 1.0

In20 0

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Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0

Sack 2

Long 14 23 38 43

Punt Returns

Total 9 7 7

Lg Avg 13 3.7 18 4.9 11 3.2 0 -1.0

Yds TD Long 223 3 43

Yards 57 63 36 43 Yds 23

Net TD 56 1 54 0 32 0 -1 0

RECORD BOOK

Punting

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Rushing FAIR, Ladevin BOWE, Jaimiee RAY, Najee COOK, Troy

UTM 30 22 26-49 321 40-28-3 66-370 0-0 0-0 6-113 0-0 0-0.0 2-2 5-44 30:06 10 of 12 1 of 2 4-4

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Martin, Tenn. • Oct. 8, 2016 Score by Quarters 1 2 3Statistics 4 F inal Quickie (Final) Austin vs UT Martin 08, 2016 Austin Peay 7 Peay0 3 (Oct 21 31at Martin, Tenn.) UT Martin 14 17 7 7 45

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UT MARTIN KNOCKS OFF AUSTIN PEAY 45-31 IN HOMECOMING SHOOTOUT

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

Austin Peay Rushing MORRIS, Kendall HAYS, Tommy SIMMONS, Corey WALDEN, Carlos

C-A-I 17-23-0 6-10-0

Receiving BEARD, Jared MOORE, Kyran COLEMAN, Rashaa ALEXANDER, Josh

No. 8 7 3 2

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No. 3 2

Lg Avg 33 7.9 15 0.9 9 5.0 6 4.0

Yds TD Long 227 2 37 51 0 22

Yards 106 96 37 29 Yds 75 121

Net TD 103 1 13 1 10 0 8 0

TD 0 2 0 0

Sack 1 3

Long 37 35 22 23

Avg Long 25.0 40 60.5 64

In20 0 2

TB 0 0

Rushing BOWE, Jaimiee FAIR, Ladevin RAY, Najee BROWN, Ty

No. Gain Loss 9 92 0 7 50 0 4 31 0 5 12 0

Passing COOK, Troy HOLCOMBE, Gunnar

C-A-I 17-21-0 8-13-0

Receiving AXLINE, Ben KERRICK, Kyle McKILLION, Greg FAIR, Ladevin

No. 8 7 3 2

Punting ARKELIAN, Brett

No. 3

TD 1 1 1 0

Avg Long 29.0 34

Yards 14 1

TD 0 0

Long 14 1

Punt Returns LEE, Londell

No. 1

Yards 25

TD 0

Long 25

Kick Returns HARRIS, Tyree REID, Tyler

No. 4 1

Yards 40 9

TD 0 0

Long 12 9

Kick Returns FAIR, Ladevin MARTIN, Tae

No. 2 1

Yards 0 23

TD 0 0

Long 0 23

Tackles SCHOLATO, Gun OWENS, Roderick

UA-A 6-7 5-2

Tackles HAGENS, Kahlid JACKSON, Justin

UA-A 4-9 8-3

Qtr 1st

2nd

3rd

Time

13:10 09:21 03:49 12:59 04:54 03:13 06:03 03:49 13:54 09:56 03:16 01:06

Scoring Play

Sacks 1.0 0.0

TFL 1.0 0.0

Total 13 11

UTM - KERRICK, Kyle 29 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 3-51 0:50 UTM - AXLINE, Ben 71 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 1-71 0:14 APSU - HAYS, Tommy 4 yd run (GAUNA, Nick kick), 13-75 5:32 UTM - BOWE, Jaimiee 2 yd run (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 4-25 1:46 UTM - McKILLION, Greg 4 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 12-88 5:45 UTM - MERSMAN, Mitch 37 yd field goal, 6-10 1:07 APSU - GAUNA, Nick 42 yd field goal, 12-55 5:24 UTM - HOLCOMBE, Gunnar 2 yd run (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 6-71 2:07 UTM - RAY, Najee 19 yd run (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 7-69 2:34 APSU - MORRIS, Kendall 33 yd run (GAUNA, Nick kick), 11-85 3:53 APSU - MOORE, Kyran 10 yd pass from MITCHELL, Timar (GAUNA, Nick kick), 7-64 2:18 APSU - MOORE, Kyran 35 yd pass from MITCHELL, Timar (GAUNA, Nick kick), 5-70 1:00

Sack 1 1

Long 71 29 21 10

No. 1 1

Total 13 7

Lg Avg 25 10.2 17 7.1 19 7.8 5 2.4

Yds TD Long 253 3 71 127 0 52

Yards 198 54 44 14 Yds 87

Net TD 92 1 50 0 31 1 12 0

Punt Returns BOYNTON, Malik MOORE, Kyran

4th

UTM 45 25 38-188 380 34-25-0 72-568 0-0 1-25 4-31 0-0 3-29.0 3-2 6-49 26:53 6 of 10 0 of 0 5-5

UT Martin No. Gain Loss 13 105 2 14 42 29 2 10 0 2 8 0

Passing MITCHELL, Timar HAYS, Tommy

Punting STUART, Devin GAUNA, Nick

APSU 31 25 42-136 278 35-23-0 77-414 1-18 2-15 5-49 0-0 5-39.2 3-2 11-106 33:07 8 of 17 1 of 2 3-5

Sacks 0.0 0.0

In20 1

TFL 0.0 1.0 V-H

0-7 0 - 14 7 - 14 7 - 21 7 - 28 7 - 31 10 - 31 10 - 38 10 - 45 17 - 45 24 - 45 31 - 45

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UT MARTIN WINS SIXTH STRAIGHT AGAINST OVC RIVAL MURRAY STATE 38-31 Murray, Ky. • Oct. 15, 2016 Score Quickie by Quarters 1 (Final) 2 3 4 Final Statistics UTUT MartinM vsartin Murray State (Oct 20 15, 2016 7 at Murray, 0 Ky.) 11 38 Murray State

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MUR 31 17 27-121 248 44-23-1 71-369 0-0 0-0 6-102 0-0 7-47.3 1-1 9-98 23:59 3 of 16 0 of 2 1-2

Murray State

Passing COOK, Troy

C-A-I 21-38-0

Receiving AXLINE, Ben LEE, Londell KERRICK, Kyle McKILLION, Greg

No. 6 4 4 3

Yds TD Long 317 3 75

Yards 64 68 51 92 Yds 185

Lg Avg 14 2.7 26 6.4 6 4.2 8 2.0

TD 1 1 0 1

Sack 1

Long 14 47 35 75

Avg Long 37.0 48

In20 1

TB 0

Rushing MCGRAW, Mareio BLACKBURN, Jess JOHNSON, Demetr GRAY, Tyre

No. Gain Loss 10 110 0 4 20 1 4 5 1 1 1 0

Passing HUMPHRIES, KD

C-A-I 23-44-1

Receiving GANDY, Jordon BLACKBURN, Jess MOSS, Jonathan MCGRAW, Mareio

No. 8 5 2 2

Punting STRATTON, Lando

No. 7

TD 1 1 1 0

Avg Long 47.3 50

Yards 14

TD 0

Long 9

Punt Returns

No.

Yards

TD

Long

Kick Returns MARTIN, Tae

No. 5

Yards 140

TD 0

Long 36

Kick Returns GOLSON, Malik MCGRAW, Mareio

No. 4 1

Yards 73 14

TD 0 0

Long 40 14

Tackles GILLEYLEN, Jame ESTE, Joseph

UA-A 5-5 4-4

Tackles PAIGE, Marico RODRIGUEZ, Sean

UA-A 6-3 6-2

Qtr 1st

2nd

4th

Time

Scoring Play

Total 9 8

Sacks 0.0 0.0

UTM - MERSMAN, Mitch 37 yd field goal, 7-49 3:07 MUR - GANDY, Jordon 2 yd pass from HUMPHRIES, KD (MITCHELL, Conno kick), 1-6 0:08 UTM - AXLINE, Ben 4 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 12-66 4:52 UTM - MARTIN, Tae 36 yd interception return (MERSMAN, Mitch kick) UTM - MERSMAN, Mitch 39 yd field goal, 4-8 1:31 MUR - MCGRAW, Mareio 65 yd run (MITCHELL, Conno kick), 6-96 2:34 MUR - MOSS, Jonathan 23 yd pass from HUMPHRIES, KD (MITCHELL, Conno kick), 2-23 0:32 UTM - LEE, Londell 11 yd pass from COOK, Troy (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 7-86 2:51 UTM - MERSMAN, Mitch 37 yd field goal, 13-57 5:51 MUR - BLACKBURN, Jess 23 yd pass from HUMPHRIES, KD (MITCHELL, Conno kick), 6-84 1:56 MUR - MITCHELL, Conno 50 yd field goal, 6-29 1:42 UTM - McKILLION, Greg 75 yd pass from COOK, Troy (BOWE, Jaimiee rush), 1-75 0:10

TFL 1.0 0.0 V-H

3-0 3-7 10 - 7 17 - 7 20 - 7 20 - 14 20 - 21 27 - 21 30 - 21 30 - 28 30 - 31 38 - 31

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TFL 0.0 1.0

In20 1

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No. 3

Sacks 0.0 0.0

Sack 4

Long 50 23 23 13

Punt Returns LEE, Londell

Total 10 8

Lg Avg 65 11.0 12 4.8 3 1.0 1 1.0

Yds TD Long 248 3 50

Yards 118 55 28 18 Yds 331

Net TD 110 1 19 0 4 0 1 0

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No. 5

Net TD 51 0 45 0 25 0 10 0

2016 IN REVIEW

Rushing No. Gain Loss BOWE, Jaimiee 19 65 14 GRAYSON, Marquez 7 47 2 HOLLINGSWORTH, Terra 6 25 0 COOK, Troy 5 13 3

Punting ARKELIAN, Brett

UTM 38 22 42-129 317 38-21-0 80-446 0-0 3-14 5-140 1-36 5-37.0 2-2 12-108 36:01 8 of 17 0 of 0 4-4

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SKYHAWK DEFENSE HOLDS TOUGH BUT FALLS TO GEORGIA STATE 31-6

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Atlanta, Ga. • Oct. 22, 2016 Score by Quarters 1 Quickie 2 3Statistics 4 F(Final) inal UT Martin vs Georgia State (Oct 22, 2016 UT Martin 0 3 0 3 6 at Atlanta, Ga.) Georgia State 7 3 14 7 31 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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Passing COOK, Troy HOLCOMBE, Gunnar

C-A-I 15-31-1 5-9-2

Receiving McKILLION, Greg MOORE, Jaylon AXLINE, Ben KERRICK, Kyle

No. 5 3 2 2

Yds TD Long 175 0 37 35 0 10

Yards 34 39 34 19 Yds 209

Lg Avg 19 6.3 10 2.6 9 7.0 7 3.0

TD 0 0 0 0

Sack 0 0

Long 17 14 23 10

Avg Long 34.8 51

Rushing Winchester, A. Stubbs, Darius Barnett, Tra Dorn, Kendrick Passing Winchester, A. Receiving Smith, Glenn Boyd, Todd Werts, Ari Stubbs, Darius

In20 0

TB 0

Punting Wright, Brandon

No. Gain Loss 16 82 7 12 70 1 6 25 2 2 5 0 C-A-I 8-16-2 No. 3 1 1 1 No. 5

Net TD 75 0 69 1 23 0 5 0

Yards 45 35 19 13 Yds 200

TD 1 0 0 0

Avg Long 40.0 52

TD 0

Long 4

Punt Returns Stone, Cedric

No. 1

Yards -2

TD 0

Long 0

Kick Returns MARTIN, Tae BATTLE, Rakeem

No. 2 1

Yards 40 17

TD 0 0

Long 21 17

Kick Returns Payne, Trey

No. 1

Yards 11

TD 0

Long 11

Tackles HAGENS, Kahlid GILLEYLEN, Jame COUNCE, Caleb ESTE, Joseph

UA-A 8-2 3-3 5-0 3-1

Tackles Shaw, Michael Payne, Trey Middleton, C. Sullivan, C.

UA-A 7-1 3-3 4-1 3-2

Qtr 1st 2nd

Time

01:02 06:33 00:59 04:51 04:41 06:48 05:34

Scoring Play

Sacks 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0

TFL 0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0

Total 8 6 5 5

GSU - Smith, Glenn 7 yd pass from Winchester, A. (ten Lohuis, R. kick), 7-51 2:53 GSU - ten Lohuis, R. 23 yd field goal, 6-41 2:02 UTM - MERSMAN, Mitch 44 yd field goal, 11-47 5:34 GSU - Allen, M. 23 yd fumble recovery (ten Lohuis, R. kick) GSU - Clay, B.J. 38 yd interception return (ten Lohuis, R. kick) UTM - MERSMAN, Mitch 39 yd field goal, 10-54 4:29 GSU - Stubbs, Darius 35 yd run (ten Lohuis, R. kick), 3-45 1:14

Sack 1

Long 43 35 19 13

Yards -1

Total 10 6 5 4

Lg Avg 18 4.7 35 5.8 10 3.8 3 2.5

Yds TD Long 119 1 43

No. 3

4th

78

No. 6

Net TD 38 0 37 0 14 0 12 0

Punt Returns LEE, Londell

3rd

GSU 31 13 39-166 119 16-8-2 55-285 1-23 1--2 1-11 3-41 5-40.0 0-0 7-54 26:02 4 of 11 0 of 1 2-3

Georgia State

Rushing No. Gain Loss GRAYSON, Marquez 6 42 4 BOWE, Jaimiee 14 50 13 COOK, Troy 2 14 0 HOLLINGSWORTH, Terra 4 12 0

Punting ARKELIAN, Brett

UTM 6 15 31-110 210 40-20-3 71-320 0-0 3--1 4-72 2--6 6-34.8 1-1 8-60 33:58 5 of 17 1 of 2 0-1

Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

In20 0

TFL 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 V-H

0-7 0 - 10 3 - 10 3 - 17 3 - 24 6 - 24 6 - 31

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GRIDIRON SKYHAWKS DOMINATE EASTERN KENTUCKY IN 33-3 ROUT Martin, Tenn. • Oct. 29, 2016 ScoreQuickie by Quarters 1 (Final) 2 3 4 Final Statistics Eastern Kentucky vs UT Martin (Oct 29, 2016 at Martin, Eastern Kentucky 3 0 0 Tenn.) 0 3 UT Martin 7 14 6 6 33

Passing SWAFFORD, Tyler CONEY, Bennie

Punting WRZUSZCZAK, Keith

No. Gain Loss 10 43 10 8 25 2 2 8 0 3 7 0 C-A-I 9-26-1 5-8-0 No. 6 3 2 2 No. 7

Net TD 33 0 23 0 8 0 7 0

Lg Avg 14 3.3 8 2.9 8 4.0 4 2.3

Yds TD Long 129 0 49 42 0 12

Yards 54 42 59 13 Yds 331

TD 0 0 0 0

Sack 2 0

Long 14 20 49 12

Avg Long 47.3 63

Rushing No. Gain Loss FAIR, Ladevin 25 182 1 BOWE, Jaimiee 20 98 6 COOK, Troy 8 60 3 HOLLINGSWORTH, Terra 8 37 0 Passing COOK, Troy FAIR, Ladevin Receiving AXLINE, Ben KERRICK, Kyle FAIR, Ladevin McELRATH, CJ

In20 3

TB 1

Punting ARKELIAN, Brett

C-A-I 8-15-1 1-1-0 No. 2 2 2 1 No. 3

Net TD 181 2 92 0 57 0 37 1

Yds TD Long 112 0 32 33 1 33

Yards 48 27 26 33 Yds 152

TD 0 0 0 1

Avg Long 50.7 55

Yards

TD

Long

Punt Returns LEE, Londell

No. 1

Yards 2

TD 0

Long 2

Kick Returns SMITH, LaJuan BETHEL, Nigel

No. 1 1

Yards 5 20

TD 0 0

Long 5 20

Kick Returns MARTIN, Tae

No. 1

Yards 24

TD 0

Long 24

Tackles NORTHINGTON, Kia CANADY, Jeffrey MOORE, Tre' PATRICK, Aaron

UA-A 4-12 2-12 2-7 0-7

Tackles HAGENS, Kahlid DAWSON, Sheldon PRATHER JR, Kevin TAYLOR, Damani

UA-A 4-7 3-2 2-3 0-5

Qtr 1st

2nd

11:45 03:41 14:54 00:23 10:21 01:13

Scoring Play

Total 11 5 5 5

EKU - WILLIAMS, Lucas 20 yd field goal, 7-16 2:32 UTM - FAIR, Ladevin 8 yd run (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 9-85 4:27 UTM - McELRATH, CJ 33 yd pass from FAIR, Ladevin (MERSMAN, Mitch kick), 6-88 2:25 UTM - GILLEYLEN, Jame 9 yd interception return (MERSMAN, Mitch kick) UTM - FAIR, Ladevin 26 yd run (MERSMAN, Mitch kick failed), 7-80 3:46 UTM - HOLLINGSWORTH, Terra 3 yd run (MERSMAN, Mitch kick failed), 13-70 8:16

Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

TFL 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 V-H

3-0 3-7 3 - 14 3 - 21 3 - 27 3 - 33

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Sack 1 0

Long 32 20 17 33

Punt Returns

Total 16 14 9 7

Lg Avg 40 7.2 18 4.6 18 7.1 11 4.6

RECORD BOOK

Receiving FOGLE, Cameron CRIMMINS, Dan BORDERS, Devin ENYENIHI, Henry

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2016 IN REVIEW

Rushing HOPKINS, Kentayvus ENYENIHI, Henry CONEY, Bennie SANDERS, Jared

UTM 33 27 62-364 145 16-9-1 78-509 0-0 1-2 1-24 1-9 3-50.7 2-2 4-40 40:39 7 of 14 1 of 3 2-3

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Eastern Kentucky

EKU 3 14 26-58 171 34-14-1 60-229 1-5 0-0 2-25 1-0 7-47.3 0-0 6-48 19:21 3 of 14 1 of 2 1-2

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SKYHAWK DEFENSE IS TOO MUCH FOR NO. 24 EASTERN ILLINOIS IN 33-17 ROAD VICTORY Charleston, Ill. • Nov. 5, 2016

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Score by Quarters 1 Quickie 2 3Statistics 4 F inal (Final) UT Martin vs #24 Eastern Illinois (Nov 05, 2016 at Charleston, Ill.) UT Martin 6 7 3 17 33 Eastern Illinois 0 7 3 7 17 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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Passing COOK, Troy

C-A-I 13-22-1

Receiving FAIR, Ladevin KERRICK, Kyle WEATHERS, Caylon McELRATH, CJ

No. 4 2 2 2

80

No. 4

Lg Avg 9 3.9 7 3.5 7 2.2 5 2.5

Yds TD Long 116 0 27

Yards 24 37 24 15 Yds 140

Net TD 62 1 60 2 13 0 5 0

TD 0 0 0 0

Sack 1

Long 17 27 12 9

Avg Long 35.0 44

Rushing CHURCH, Devin GREEN, Austin PILSON, Jared MARSHALL, K Passing GREEN, Austin MARTIN, Bud Receiving MITCHELL, Shawn GOOCH, Aaron BOUNDS, Addison CHURCH, Devin

In20 0

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Punting EDWARDS, Cody

No. Gain Loss 13 110 9 11 48 9 5 23 2 10 19 4 C-A-I 9-17-2 2-7-2 No. 3 3 2 2 No. 3

Net TD 101 1 39 0 21 0 15 0

Yards 37 13 18 10 Yds 141

TD 0 0 1 0

Avg Long 47.0 54

Yards

TD

Long

Punt Returns GOOCH, Aaron STONE-DAVIS, Te

No. 1 1

Yards 4 1

TD 0 0

Long 4 0

Kick Returns MARTIN, Tae

No. 3

Yards 47

TD 0

Long 19

Kick Returns HARRIS, Andre MARSHALL, K

No. 2 1

Yards 23 22

TD 0 0

Long 13 22

Tackles PRATHER JR, Kevin HAGENS, Kahlid GILLEYLEN, Jame MARTIN, Tae

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

Tackles McDONALD, Seth WALKER, Elven JOHNSON, David WEAVER, Mack

UA-A 5-3 4-3 2-5 3-2

Qtr 1st 2nd 3rd

Time

06:01 10:02 05:18 06:36 00:31 08:03 06:32 02:28 02:14

Scoring Play

Sacks 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

TFL 1.5 0.0 1.0 0.0

Total 8 7 7 5

UTM - FAIR, Ladevin 5 yd run (MERSMAN, Mitch kick failed), 6-72 2:30 EIU - BOUNDS, Addison 10 yd pass from PILSON, Jared (BRUNO, Nick kick), 13-77 5:54 UTM - BOWE, Jaimiee 2 yd run (ARKELIAN, Brett kick), 10-79 4:39 EIU - BRUNO, Nick 26 yd field goal, 9-27 3:32 UTM - ARKELIAN, Brett 20 yd field goal, 9-34 4:24 UTM - FAIR, Ladevin 5 yd run (ARKELIAN, Brett kick), 4-17 1:55 EIU - CHURCH, Devin 27 yd run (BRUNO, Nick kick), 6-75 1:31 UTM - MERSMAN, Mitch 42 yd field goal, 9-47 3:57 UTM - HAGENS, Kahlid 52 yd interception return (ARKELIAN, Brett kick)

Sack 2 0

Long 19 6 10 4

No.

Total 9 9 6 6

Lg Avg 35 7.8 14 3.5 13 4.2 8 1.5

Yds TD Long 67 0 18 34 0 19

Punt Returns

4th

EIU 17 18 41-186 111 26-12-4 67-297 0-0 2-5 3-45 1-1 3-47.0 4-3 9-85 27:36 7 of 14 0 of 0 2-3

Eastern Illinois

Rushing No. Gain Loss BOWE, Jaimiee 16 67 5 FAIR, Ladevin 17 61 1 COOK, Troy 6 19 6 HOLLINGSWORTH, Terra 2 5 0

Punting ARKELIAN, Brett

UTM 33 17 44-137 116 22-13-1 66-253 1-7 0-0 3-47 4-110 4-35.0 2-1 7-55 32:24 7 of 15 0 of 1 4-4

Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

In20 1

TFL 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 V-H

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No. Gain Loss 8 73 4 14 62 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 C-A-I 13-38-2 0-1-0

Receiving Kristian Wilkerson Tyler McLemore Stephen Dunn Tremane McCullough

No. 4 2 2 2

Punting Alex Knight

No. 7

Yds TD Long 203 0 55 0 0 0

Yards 131 22 18 14 Yds 295

Lg Avg 29 8.6 13 4.4 2 2.0 0 0.0

TD 0 0 0 0

Sack 3 0

Long 55 16 9 21

Avg Long 42.1 60

In20 1

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Rushing BOWE, Jaimiee FAIR, Ladevin TEAM RAY, Najee

No. Gain Loss 13 75 2 17 65 2 2 0 2 2 0 2

Passing COOK, Troy

C-A-I 17-33-0

Receiving WEATHERS, Caylon LEE, Londell AXLINE, Ben McKILLION, Greg

No. 5 4 3 3

Punting ARKELIAN, Brett

No. 7

TD 1 1 0 0

Avg Long 35.0 55

Yards 25

TD 0

Long 13

Punt Returns LEE, Londell

No. 2

Yards 17

TD 0

Long 16

Kick Returns Cameron Sanders Nick Thompson

No. 2 1

Yards 26 -2

TD 0 0

Long 13 0

Kick Returns MARTIN, Tae RAY, Najee

No. 1 1

Yards 20 0

TD 0 0

Long 20 0

Tackles Ryan Moore JJ Flye Chad Meredith Roper Garrett

UA-A 5-3 5-2 0-7 2-4

Tackles ESTE, Joseph HAGENS, Kahlid MARTIN, Tae SIMMONS, DJ

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

Qtr 1st 2nd 3rd 4th

Time

Scoring Play

Total 8 8 6 6

Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

UTM - ARKELIAN, Brett 33 yd field goal, 14-51 5:44 SEMO - Jesse Hosket 1 yd run (Ryan McCrum kick), 7-58 3:09 UTM - WEATHERS, Caylon 14 yd pass from COOK, Troy (ARKELIAN, Brett kick), 5-75 2:29 UTM - BOWE, Jaimiee 13 yd run (ARKELIAN, Brett kick), 3-56 1:16 UTM - LEE, Londell 56 yd pass from COOK, Troy (ARKELIAN, Brett kick), 3-59 0:50 SEMO - Ryan McCrum 20 yd field goal, 10-82 2:31

TFL 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 V-H

0-3 7-3 7 - 10 7 - 17 7 - 24 10 - 24

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In20 3

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Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Sack 0

Long 20 56 43 6

Punt Returns Tyler Manne

Total 8 7 7 6

Lg Avg 43 5.6 12 3.7 0 -1.0 0 -1.0

Yds TD Long 244 2 56

Yards 56 113 54 8 Yds 245

Net TD 73 1 63 0 -2 0 -2 0

RECORD BOOK

Passing Jesse Hosket TEAM

Net TD 69 0 61 0 2 0 0 0

2016 IN REVIEW

Rushing Tremane McCullough Will Young Chase Abbington Cameron Sanders

UTM 24 18 35-129 244 33-17-0 68-373 0-0 2-17 2-20 2-29 7-35.0 0-0 3-26 33:59 5 of 16 2 of 2 3-3

SEASON PREVIEW

Southeast Missouri

SEMO 10 18 33-128 203 39-13-2 72-331 0-0 2-25 3-24 0-0 7-42.1 3-0 6-63 26:01 5 of 17 1 of 2 2-2

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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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SKYHAWKS PUSH TO FIFTH CONSECUTIVE OVC VICTORY WITH 24-10 WIN VS SOUTHEAST MISSOURI


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SKYHAWKS CONCLUDE REGULAR SEASON WITH 33-7 LOSS TO NO. 2 JACKSONVILLE STATE Jacksonville, Ala. • Nov. 19, 2016 Score by Quarters 1 Quickie 2 3Statistics 4 F inal (Final) UT Martin vs #2 Jacksonville State (Nov 19, 2016 at Jacksonville, Ala.) UT Martin 0 0 7 0 7 Jacksonville State 12 7 7 7 33

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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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Passing COOK, Troy

C-A-I 17-45-4

Receiving KERRICK, Kyle McKILLION, Greg WEATHERS, Caylon LEE, Londell

No. 5 3 3 2

Yds TD Long 192 1 40

Yards 88 40 19 15 Yds 67 25

Lg Avg 19 3.0 45 45.0 5 2.3 7 3.0

TD 0 1 0 0

Sack 2

Long 40 20 10 13

Avg Long 33.5 37 25.0 25

Rushing THOMAS,Roc CLEMONS,Josh JENKINS,Eli FLAKES,Tyus Passing JENKINS,Eli Receiving BARGE,Josh ANDERSON,Ty JOHNSON,Anthony HESTER,Jamari

In20 1 0

TB 0 0

Punting KELLY,Dean

No. Gain Loss 15 74 0 12 66 0 13 66 12 4 10 2 C-A-I 7-16-1 No. 3 1 1 1 No. 4

Net TD 74 0 66 0 54 4 8 0

Yards 75 10 9 8 Yds 123

TD 0 0 0 0

Avg Long 30.8 40

TD 0

Long 0

Punt Returns BARGE,Josh GOLSAN,Gavin

No. 1 1

Yards 1 1

TD 0 0

Long 1 1

Kick Returns MARTIN, Tae

No. 5

Yards 86

TD 0

Long 19

Kick Returns HALL,Reggie BYRD,Daniel

No. 1 1

Yards 16 16

TD 0 0

Long 16 16

Tackles ESTE, Joseph COUNCE, Caleb PRATHER JR, Kevin GILLEYLEN, Jame

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

Tackles STOUDEMIRE,Quan BRIDGES,Marlon HALL,Reggie NEAL,Siran

UA-A 7-3 6-4 6-0 4-2

Qtr 1st

Time

12:20 09:57 01:33 06:10 08:14 01:08 11:12

Scoring Play

Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

TFL 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.0

Total 10 10 6 6

JSU - JENKINS,Eli 1 yd run (TEAM kick failed), 4-39 1:44 JSU - STINNETT,Cade 28 yd field goal, 4-0 0:46 JSU - STINNETT,Cade 41 yd field goal, 8-8 4:37 JSU - JENKINS,Eli 9 yd run (STINNETT,Cade kick), 3-20 0:51 JSU - JENKINS,Eli 32 yd run (STINNETT,Cade kick), 6-80 1:50 UTM - McKILLION, Greg 20 yd pass from COOK, Troy (ARKELIAN, Brett kick), 2-22 0:48 JSU - JENKINS,Eli 10 yd run (STINNETT,Cade kick), 9-81 4:49

Sack 2

Long 35 10 9 8

Yards -2

Total 13 9 7 6

Lg Avg 20 4.9 20 5.5 32 4.2 6 2.0

Yds TD Long 104 0 35

No. 1

4th

82

No. 2 1

Net TD 61 0 45 0 14 0 9 0

Punt Returns LEE, Londell

2nd 3rd

JSU 33 17 44-202 104 16-7-1 60-306 0-0 2-2 2-32 4-109 4-30.8 1-1 11-112 28:06 3 of 11 0 of 1 5-5

Jacksonville State

Rushing No. Gain Loss BOWE, Jaimiee 20 72 11 RAY, Najee 1 45 0 FAIR, Ladevin 6 14 0 HOLLINGSWORTH, Terra 3 9 0

Punting ARKELIAN, Brett CAVERLY, Dillon

UTM 7 22 34-126 192 45-17-4 79-318 0-0 1--2 5-86 1-0 3-30.7 0-0 10-85 31:54 4 of 16 2 of 5 1-5

Sacks 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

In20 3

TFL 0.5 0.5 0.0 1.0 V-H

0-6 0-9 0 - 12 0 - 19 0 - 26 7 - 26 7 - 33

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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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MOST TEAM RUSHINGYARDS PER GAME Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

John Burch

TOP 25 ALL-TIME RUSHING PERFORMANCES

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Yards 747 674 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

RECORD BOOK

DJ McNeil

Att. 181 149 199 239 116 166 125 150 143 225 289 302 246 128 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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Jason McNair

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. Eastern Kentucky 2016 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

Player Jaimiee Bowe 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

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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. 181 25 Ladevin Fair 16. 175 14 Jermi Hampton 17. 173 15 John Burch 18. 171 31 Don Chapman 19. 168 24 DJ McNeil 20. 166 -- William Parson 21. 164 24 Nate Moore 22. 162 -- Larry Washington 23. 159 8 Brandyn Young 24. 158 28 Abou Toure 158 -- Nate Holmes

YEAR-BY-YEAR RUSHING LEADERS

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BOBBY FOWLER

Year 2016 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

Avg. Year 243.0 2009 218.2 2006 214.6 2014 202.5 2007 191.6 2011


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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 424 415 411 394 346 339 329 328 308 298

Player Leon Reed Derek Carr Jarod Neal Jeff McCrone Derek Carr Cade Thompson Cade Thompson Derek Carr Brady Wahlberg Troy Cook

Year 1988 2012 2015 1995 2011 2009 2008 2010 2003 2016

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

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 Troy Cook Jeff McCrone Allan Cox

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 2015-17 1995-96 1965-68

Touchdowns 69 53 48 40 35 30 24 23 21 21

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. 9.

TD 31 30 25 24 24 22 20 17 16 16 16

Player Derek Carr Jarod Neal Derek Carr Cade Thompson Leonard Williams Troy Cook Leon Reed Jeff McCrone Cade Thompson Rickey Armstrong Leonard Williams

Year 2012 2015 2011 2008 1991 2016 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 279.0 1995 269.1 1991 259.6 1986 258.7 1988 243.0 2009 235.9 2008 235.5 2011 229.9 2016

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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RECORD BOOK

Year(s) No. 2008-12 10 2012-P 6 1987-88 5 1995-96 4 1990-91 4 2007-09 4 1984-87 3 2015-17 2 1996 2 1990-92 1 1979-81 1 2002-05 1 1998 1

CADE THOMPSON Yds 98 92 89 86 85 83 82 80 80 80

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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Year 1988 2002 1990 1994 2007 1996 2008 1995 1994 1985

87

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

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2016 IN REVIEW

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. Troy Cook Rick Wilson 10. 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 2011 1986 2015 2016 2016 2008 2012 1981 1988 1996 1996

SEASON PREVIEW

No 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 2 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. Jacksonville State vs. Troy State vs. Eastern Illinois at Tennessee State at Murray 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 2016 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 Derek Carr Trey Sikes Jarod Neal Troy Cook Troy Cook 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. Troy Cook 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 25-43-4 325 23-36-1 324 36-54-4 322 30-49-4 318 27-39-4 317 21-28-3 316 16-21-0 312 29-38-4 309 22-40-3 309 26-45-2 307 34-50-0 302 24-48-3

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RECEIVING RECORDS

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

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

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. Caylon Weathers

Year 1985-88 2003-06 2012-13 2011-12 1993-96 2008-11 1993-96 2008-09 1983-86 2014-17

Rec 224 201 141 140 134 115 114 112 104 102

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 1,227

Avg 9.7 11.1 13.9 12.9 16.0 16.1 15.0 13.3 11.7 12.0

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

Year 2013 1987 2012 2004 2008 2003 1988 1995 1986 2015 2015

Rec 90 90 86 67 66 66 66 63 63 62 62

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Yards 2,494 2,148 2,053 1,980 1,953 1,852 1,804 1,793 1,673 1,531

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 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. Caylon Weathers Steven Shiver Tony Champion Taurean Stephens

Years 2011-12 2012-13 1979-82 2011-15 1985-88 2008-09 1993-96 2014-17 2008-11 1982-84 2003-06

Rec 140 141 97 84 224 112 134 102 115 72 201

Yds Avg TD 1,804 12.9 26 1,953 13.9 20 1,793 18.1 17 1,298 15.5 16 2,494 9.7 16 1,493 26.5 16 2,053 16.0 15 1,227 12.0 14 1,852 16.1 14 1,531 25.8 14 2,148 11.1 14

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

88

Game: 40.42, William Mackall vs. Troy State, 1988 Season: 26.9, Travis Parker, 2001 Career: 11.08, William Mackall, 1985-88

William Mackall

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TOP 25 ALL-TIME RECEIVING GAMES Year 1988 2017 2007 1983 2008 2012 2012 2013 2004 2015 2014 2003 2012 2007 2014 1995 2010 2012 2008 1995 2011 2007 1996 2012 2007

TOP 25 LONGEST RECEPTIONS

Rec 35 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 659 963 527 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

TDs 4 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

Avg 18.8 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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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 Troy Cook to Ben Axline vs. Austin Peay 2016 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

Player Ben Axline 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. 71 22. 68 23. 66 66 66

ANNUAL RECEIVING LEADERS

2016 IN REVIEW

LENNY HARRIS

Year 2016 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. Austin Peay 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

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

Player William Mackall Ben Axline 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

COACHING STAFF

ank No Yds R 1. 7 283 2. 8 198 3. 4 192 4. 181 5. 4 180 6. 8 177 7. 8 176 8. 11 171 9. 12 163 10. 10 162 11. 6 161 15 161 13. 10 152 14. 8 151 15. 9 150 16. 7 149 17. 4 147 18. 12 146 19. 12 145 145 21. 11 144 3 144 9 144 24. 13 143 25. 6 142

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quentin sims Yards 283 198 192 181 180 177 176 175 175 171 170 163 162 161 161 155 152 151 150 149 147 146 145 145 145 144 144 143 143 142 142 141 138 137 135 133 132 130 129 125 125 125 125 123 122 120 119 118 118 118 117 117 117 116 116 115 114

100-YARD RECEIVERS

Player William Mackall Ben Axline 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 vs. Austin Peay 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 2016 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

113 113 112 112 112 112 112 111 111 110 110 109 108 108 107 107 107 106 106 106 106 105 105 105 105 104 103 103 103 103 103 103 102 102 102 101 101 101 101 101 101 101

Londell Lee 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 Ben Axline 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

vs. Southeast Missouri 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 at Hawai’i 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

2016 2009 2015 2008 2008 2008 1996 2015 2008 2009 2006 1996 2016 2009 2013 1997 1996 2015 1998 1987 1987 2015 2005 1998 1986 2016 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 Caylon Weathers

Games 8 7 7 6 5 5 5 4 4 3

Player William Tanner Stephen Shiver Rory Redmond Ben Axline Jessie Burton Brian Webb Shane Cowan Charles Malone Antonio Perry

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Games 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2


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 32.2 30.8 30.4 29.7 27.5 27.0

TEAM SEASON AVG

Year 2008 2015 2011 2007 2016 2012 1995 2014 1988 2005

YARDS PER GAME Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Avg. 456.6 430.5 429.3 427.2 427.0 409.4 405.6 397.1 393.3 384.2

Year 2015 2007 2012 2011 2014 2009 2008 2013 2010 2016

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

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) 84 (84-6) 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) 78 (84-6) 73 (73-0) 70 (70-0) 66 (87-21) 64 (64-0) 63 (63-0) 62 (72-10) 56 (56-0) 53 (59-6)

Opponent vs. Bethel College vs. Concordia vs. Bacone College 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. Bacone College vs. Lane College vs. Millikin vs. Concordia vs. Northwood Michigan vs. Union College vs. Bethel vs. Baker College vs. West Georgia

Year 1995 2008 2016 2007 1990 2015 1967 2012 1968 2014 2011 2008 Year 1995 2016 1990 1967 2008 1968 2011 2015 2008 1957

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

RECORD BOOK

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TOTAL OFFENSE

Game: Season:

2016 IN REVIEW

Game: Season:

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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92

WILLIAM MACKALL

Year Player Rush Pass 2016 QB Troy Cook 105 2,321 2015 QB Jarod Neal 208 3,117 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 2,426 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

TERRY GILTNER

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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Year 1970 1974 1969 1975 1996 2000 2012 1993 1987 2001

93

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

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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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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

Year 1967 1976 1962 1964 1968 1988 2006 1977 1973 1979

Team Defensive Top 10 Lists TOTAL DEFENSE

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 97.2 105.4 112.9 122.5 127.6 128.3 131.2 145.3 146.7

Year 1967 1968 1976 2006 2009 1988 2016 1964 2010 2013

SEASON SACKS

Rank No. 1. 43 2. 42 3. 31 4. 28 5. 27 27 7. 26 8. 25 25 10. 24

ANNUAL SACK LEADERS Year 2016 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 Caleb Counce 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 5.0-30 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

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

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

Year 1995 1994 2008 2013 2016 1996 1993 2005 2003 1990

PASS DEFENSE

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 48 5. 47 6. 46 7. 42 42 9. 40 10. 39

ANNUAL TACKLE LEADERS

TONY BELL

EMANUEL MCNEIL

Year Player Solo 2016 Kahlid Hagens 45 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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Asst. Total 48 93 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 Joe Este Cam Harris CJ Estelle Danny Blackwell Danny Blackwell Trent Findley

No. 15 14 13 12 12 11 10 10 10 10 10 10

Year 1996 1994 2013 1994 1983 2014 2016 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

2016 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

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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. Bacone College 2016 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 12, Mitch Mersman vs. Bacone, 2016 Season: 53, Tom Hanson, 2008 Career: 128, Tom Hanson, 2007-09 MOST PAT KICKS ATTEMPTED Game: 12, Tom Hanson vs. Concordia, 2008 12, Mitch Mersman vs. Bacone, 2016 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 Year Season: .979 (46-47), Jackson Redditt, 2015 .979 (44-45), Cody Sandlin, 2012 1988 2011 Career: .984 (125-127), Jackson Redditt, 2012-15 2015 MOST FGS MADE 2014 2010 Game: 4, Taylor Brown vs. Gardner Webb, 2006 4, Mickey Hamilton vs. Tennessee St, 1976 2007 2002 Season: 20, Ki Tok Chu, 1988 1985 Career: 44, Ki Tok Chu, 1986-89 1982 MOST FGS ATTEMPTED 2006 2005 Game: 5, Mickey Hamilton vs. Tennessee St, 1976 Season: 26, Ki Tok Chu, 1988 Career: 73, Ki Tok Chu, 1986-89 Year BEST FG PERCENTAGE 2011 2014 Game: .800 (4-5), Mickey Hamilton vs. Tennessee St, 1976 2010 1982 Season: .769 (20-26), Ki Tok Chu, 1988 1988 Career: .602 (44-73), Ki Tok Chu, 1986-89 2007 2015 2002 2006 2005

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SINGLE-SEASON PUNTING LEADERS Player James Satterfield James Satterfield Adam Ivey Jackson Redditt Joe Hook Joey Elmore Jay Holmes Jim Valdes Bubba Beasley Gary Davis

Year 2012 2013 2008 2015 2010 1986 1999 1974 1993 1977

Att. 36 58 41 45 52 56 73 57 78 47

Yds. 1,535 2,446 1,693 1,852 2,150 2,249 2,930 2,280 3,112 1,876

LONGEST PUNTS

Avg. 42.6 42.2 41.3 41.2 40.5 40.2 40.1 40.0 39.9 39.9

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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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. 9.

COACHING STAFF

PUNTING RECORDS

HIGHEST AVERAGE PER RETURN Game: Season:

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KICK RETURN RECORDS

Year 2016 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

ANNUAL KICK RETURN LEADERS

Player Tae Martin 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. 30 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. 627 360 190 323 711 329 688 415 621 825 524 567 459 728 236 423 667 493 660 447 228 318 463 308 245 370 510 375 62 717 759 389 243 224 512 285 265 228

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

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TD 1 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

Rank Yards 1. 825 2. 759 3. 728 4. 717 5. 711 6. 688 7. 667 8. 660 9. 627 10. 621 621

Player Jessie Burton Henry Allen Jason Coleman William Mackall Kevin Barfield AJ Williams Roland Ogletree Joe Daniels Tae Martin 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 2016 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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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

Athens State

Auburn

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 11/8/08 A L, 37-20

Austin Peay

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/17/16 H W, 84-6

Baker

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/6/08 H W, 56-0

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

Bethel (Ky.)

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

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

Cincinnati

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/1/16 A L, 28-7

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

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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

Butler

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result *11/14/88 H W, 23-6

Chattanooga

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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

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

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 11/5/94 H W, 42-14

RECORD BOOK

Record: 38-25-2 Home: 17-12-1 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 9/13/69 A W, 7-6

Bacone College

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/7/13 A L, 63-14

Charleston Southern

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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

Boise State

9/15/07 A L, 48-34 9/14/13 H W, 24-23 9/6/14 A L, 26-24

SEASON PREVIEW

Record: 4-10 Home: 3-2 Away: 1-8 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 9/28/02 A L, 30-10 9/6/03 A L, 63-6 9/10/05 A L, 56-7

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 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

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 10/8/16 H W, 45-31

COACHING STAFF

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ALL TIME RESULTS


coaching staff

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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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)

Eastern Illinois

Record: 8-14 Home: 5-6 Away: 3-8 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 11/5/16 A W, 33-17

Eastern Kentucky

Record: 4-23 Home: 2-12 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 10/29/16 H W, 33-3

Fort Campbell

Iowa Wesleyan

Record: 0-1 Home: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/28/52 H L, 27-0

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/3/09 H W, 56-0

Fort Valley State

Itawamba JC

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/11/82 H W, 14-6

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

Georgia State

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/22/16 A L, 31-6

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

Hawaii

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/10/16 A L, 41-36

Henderson State

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/10/88 H W, 33-0

Hendrix

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

Hiwassee

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

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

Jacksonville State

Record: 7-31 Home: 4-15 Away: 3-16 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 11/19/16 A L, 33-7

Jonesboro Baptist College 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

Kentucky

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

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Millikin

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

Record: 1-0 Away: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/23/67 A W, 70-0

McNeese State

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/22/60 H W, 55-6

Memphis

Memphis Navy

Middle Tennessee

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/26/34 H W, 39-0

Mississippi State

Record: 0-2 Away: 0-2 Date H/A/N Result 11/5/11 A L, 55-17 11/8/14 A 45-16

Missouri Baptist

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

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

Naval TT. Center

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/26/46 A L, 25-12

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 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

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

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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

North Alabama

Record: 20-35-1 Home: 11-16 Away: 9-19-1 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 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 10/15/16 A W, 38-31

RECORD BOOK

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

Murray State

Morris Brown

2016 IN REVIEW

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

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 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

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/18/80 H W, 49-21

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

SEASON PREVIEW

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 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

Mississippi College

Nicholls State

MEET THE SKYHAWKS

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

Millsaps College

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

COACHING STAFF

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coaching staff meet the skyhawks

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

Northern Illinois

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

Northwood of Michigan

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/2/54 H W, 7-0

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/8/12 A L, 35-7 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

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Ohio

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/2/06 A L, 29-3

Ole Miss

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/5/15 A L, 76-3

Ozark

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/18/58 H W, 32-7

Parsons College

Record: 1-0 Away: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/18/69 A W, 31-6

Pensacola Navy

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

Scooba

Sewanee

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

South Alabama

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 10/15/11 A L, 33-30

South Florida

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 8/30/08 A L, 56-7

South Fulton High

Record: 1-0 Away: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 10/22/40 A W, 29-13

Southeast Missouri

Record: 17-15 Home: 9-7 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 11/12/16 H W, 24-10

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

Southern Miss

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/1/07 A L, 35-13

Southwest (Mo.) Baptist

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 8/29/02 H W, 19-18

Southwestern Presbyterian

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 11/1/35 H W, 25-0

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: 10-16 Home: 7-5 Away: 3-11 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 10/1/16 A L, 34-30

Tennessee Tech

Record: 14-22-2 Home: 8-10-2 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 9/24/16 H W, 44-23

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

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Troy

Tupelo Military Institute

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

UAB

Record: 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 11/21/98 A L, 48-17

Union

Urbana

Valdosta State

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

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

Record: 1-0 Neutral: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result *12/16/67 N W, 25-8

West Georgia

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 11/11/89 H L, 36-7 11/10/90 A W, 24-20 9/11/93 H W, 26-12

Western Illinois

Record 0-1 Away: 0-1 Date H/A/N Result 9/20/03 A L, 56-0

Western Kentucky

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

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

Season Openers

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Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/7/06 H W, 28-0

West Alabama

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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

Record: 1-0 Home: 1-0 Date H/A/N Result 9/14/91 H W, 28-7

2016 IN REVIEW

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

Washburn

SEASON PREVIEW

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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vs. Austin Peay W, 45-31 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

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YEAR-BY YEAR RESULTS

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

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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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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

9/20 9/27 10/11 10/18 10/25 11/8

Martin, Tenn. Conway, Ark. Union City, Tenn. (H) Martin, Tenn. Birmingham, Ala. Cleveland, Miss.

33-7 7-6 34-0 32-7 14-14 14-0

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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

9/26 10/2 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/14 11/21

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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1946 (2-6-0) Paul Hug Bethel (Tenn.) Austin Peay Murray State JV Naval T.T. Center Camp Campbell Austin Peay Murray State JV Bethel (Tenn.)

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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

9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/9 11/16 11/23

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.

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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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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 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

Martin, Tenn. Chattanooga, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Cookeville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn.

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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

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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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

Carbondale, Ill. Martin, Tenn. Cape Girardeau, Mo. Murray, Ky.

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10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19

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.

97-7 30-22 49-24 36-31 33-9 28-7 38-15 38-17 45-17 21-14 31-28

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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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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.

42-0 27-13 31-14 41-24 49-20 59-12 34-20 32-14 35-7 41-14 38-0

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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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2009 (5-6, 4-4 OVC) Jason Simpson Iowa Wesleyan 9/3 Missouri State 9/12 Memphis 9/19 Southeast Missouri 9/26

Martin, Tenn. Springfield, Mo. Memphis, Tenn. Martin, Tenn.

56-0 24-14 41-14 29-22

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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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2016 (7-5, 6-2 OVC) Jason Simpson Cincinnati 9/1 Hawai’i 9/10 Bacone College 9/17 Tennessee Tech 9/24 Tennessee State 10/1 Austin Peay 10/8 Murray State 10/15 Georgia State 10/22 Eastern Kentucky 10/29 No. 24 Eastern Illinois 11/5 Southeast Missouri 11/12 No. 2 Jacksonville State 11/19

Cincinnati, Ohio Honolulu, Hawai’i Martin, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Nashville, Tenn. Martin, Tenn. Murray, Ky. Atlanta, Ga. Martin, Tenn. Charleston, Ill. Martin, Tenn. Jacksonville, Ala.

28-7 41-36 84-6 44-23 34-30 45-31 38-31 31-6 33-3 33-17 24-10 33-7

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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

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24-0 55-43 42-3 68-7

10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 11/7 11/14 11/21

2016 IN REVIEW

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.

No. 20 Jacksonville State Tennessee Tech No. 23 Eastern Kentucky Murray State Tennessee State No. 13 Eastern Illinois Austin Peay

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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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A Abel, Marcus Acker, Brent Akbar, Jamaal Akers, Wayne Akin, Kyle 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 2003 89-90 2014-15 86-87 2014 97-98 2002 65-68 15-16 69-70 15-Active 99-02 13-14 10-11 82-84 85-88 82-85 1997 06-09 2000 2013 16-Active 1968 64-66 90-92 06-07 1975 67-69 03-06 2002 1989 82-85 12-16 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 Berhow, Eric Berrien, Sam Bethune, Jerry

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 15-16 1969 58-60 64-66 1996 90-93 16-Active 98-99 68-71 2002 11-14 1970 73-74 2006 1994 1976 2002 1963

Bey, Josh Beymer, Drew 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 Burleigh, Robert Burnett, Rusty Burnette, Bill Burns, Logan

07-10 2017 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 15-16 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 16-Active 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 13-Active 90-93 1963 14-15

Burris, Larry Burston, Melvin Burton, Jessie Burton, Tony Butcher, Terry Butler, Blake Butler, Devin Butler, Dick Butler, Jeremy Bynum, Kowalski Byrd, Tirrdell

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 Cook, Troy Cooper, Brandon Corlett, Duane Corn, Tim Cotton, James Counce, Caleb

69-70 1976 06-07 85-88 76-79 2003 95-96 1990 12-13 87-90 05-08

81-82 2007 68-69 99-02 1968 2009 98-00 12-13 66-67 16-Active 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 2016 09-10 81-84 75-78 04-07 15-16 05-07 00-01 79-80 86-89 1970 58-60 14-15 11-15 16-Active 96-97 65-68 07-11 15-Active 66-68 69-71 14-16 02-05 1992 62-64 1975 1973 1963 72-74 63-66 15-Active 03-06 01-02 1976 13-16 12-16

Counce, Matthew Coure, Richard Courtney, John Courtright, Ryan Cousar, Randy Cowan, Shane Cox, Allan Cox, Brandon Cox, Don Cox, Eddie Cox, Tim Cox, Zane Craig, Bryant Craigen, Corey Crangle, Mike Crenshaw, Kenneth Crutchfield, Julian Cuffie, John Cullivan, Bill Curtis, Rob Curtis, Sam

16-Active 94-97 75-76 16-Active 73-75 1996 65-68 07-09 65-67 73-74 09-10 2017 06-09 98-00 70-72 12-16 16-Active 1972 1973 98-00 10-14

D Daggett, Bobby Dailey, Jeremy Dance, Nick Daniel, AJ Daniel, BJ 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, Ryan 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 Doss, Frankie Dowell, Colton Dowell, Derrius Dowell, Wayne Douzart, Byron

15-16 1998 14-15 15-Active 2017 14-Active 06-08 2001 07-10 06-07 94-95 97-98 09-10 72-73 58-60 16-Active 12-13 1976 06-07 1977 2017 1978 70-72 1998 06-07 15-16 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 01-02 2017 2009 1977 1999

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63-65 75-76 98-01 04-06

H Hagens, Kahlid Hall, Bill Hall, Kelton Hall, Oscar Hamilton, Mickey Hamilton, Tony Hamilton, TJ Hammond, Jim Hampton, Jermi Hampton, Martin Hamrick, Brent

13-Active 1977 2010 1984 74-76 86-89 2006 63-65 97-00 1973 95, 97-98

11-12 90-93 1975

I Ihnen, Gary Ingram, Chauncey Ingram, Lucas Irvin, Rodney Isaac, Brian Isom, Ryan Ivey, Adam Ivy, Anthony

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, Gemarta’ 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, Joseph Jones, Jimmy Jones, Karlos Jones, Keith Jones, Kenny Jones, Preston Jones, Rickey Jones, Travis Jones, Wayne Jordan, Corey Jordan, Koreyon Jordan, Mike Joy, Chase Joyce, Barry Joyner, Adam Joyner, Adam Justice, John

1976 16-Active 1994 13-14 04-06 85-88 2017 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 16-Active 08-09 08-11 12-16 08-11 91,93-95 2000 87-88 69-71 10-14 16-Active 94-96 2017 79-81 96-99 96-99 69-72

K Kaibuchi, Narotushi Kasnic, Keith Keating, Joe Kellam, Alvis Kelly, Anthony Kerobo, Andrew Kerrick, Kyle Kessler, Jay Key, Chance

1992 82-85 89-92 85-87 09-11 2017 13-16 1962 15-Active

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1973 2015 12-16 08-10 86-88 94-95 13-14 11-15 1963 87-88 2017 99-02 63-65 1976 07-10 10-12 70-71 1999 03-04 81-82 1995 2017 07-08 58-60 58-60 14-Active 10-12 94-95 07-09 16-Active 1976

Hughes, Montori Hurst, Trevor Hyers, Steve

RECORD BOOK

F Fachini, Aldo Faciane, Malcolm Fair, Ladevin Fale’Ofa, Sione Farris, Richard Fason, Demond Favre, Dylan Fears-Perez, Taino Federico, John Felter, Tim Fields, Deshaun Findley, Trent Finley, Howard Fisher, Mark Fizer, Darren Flenorl, Fred Flynn, John Fogle, Mike Ford, Brenton Ford, Chris Ford, Dexter Ford, John Ford, Tyree Forehand, Wayne Fowler, Bobby Fowler, JP Frazier, Steven Fredrick, Kevin Frohock, Josh Fultz, Terry Furlong, Mark

09-10 01-03 04-07 07-09 08-11 75-78 64-67 91-94 08-11 68-70 01-02 11-13 00-03 82-84 1977 93-96 15-Active 94-97 01-02 2003 2017 05-08 68-70 2012 1997 78-80 72-74 65-67 1976 64-67 1977 79-81 1975 1997 09-11 2017 1998 2011 72-73 1993 08-09 14-15 06, 08-09 92-93 00-02 00-02 68-70 77-78 2017 05-06 82-83 79-82 83-86 1963 2003 2016 2016 1989 99-00 69-72 67-69 09-11 10-13 1977 1972 14-Active 84-87 2015 16-Active 08-12 64-66 01-02 58-61 2015 77-80 2017 90-93 69-71 1961 66-67

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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 16-Active 10-11 11-15 08-12 00-01 01-03

Hamrick, Rhett Hankins, Jordon Hansen, Adam Hansen, Tom Hardegree, Bill Hardegree, Jim Hardy, Gene Harper, Dwayne Harper, Kendal Harrington, Mitchell Harris, Brent Harris, Camaren Harris, Damien Harris, Glenn Harris, John Harris, Lenny Harris, Malik Harris, Rod Harris, Thomas Harrison, Ben Harrod, Jordan Harrold, Dante Hassell, Robert Hawkins, Amiri Hawkins, Brett Hawkinson, Gary Hay, Steve Hayes, Bobby Hays, George Heath, Will Hedrick, Greg Heines, George Helton, Steve Henderson, Chad Henderson, Jamel Hendricks, Hamilton Herrin, Brad Hewett, Matt Hewett, Scott Hicks, Arnie Hicks, Mike Higgason, Taylor High, Aaron Hines, Chris Hines, Ralph Hines, Robert Hinson, Robert Hirsch, Arnett, Hobbs, Joey Hockaday, Jason Hodges, Jed Hodges, Rex Hoffman, Wayne Holbrook, Chris Holcomb, Josh Holcombe, Gunnar Hollingsworth, Terrance Holmes, Greg Holmes, Jay Holmes, Nathaniel Hook, Errol Hook, Joe Hopper, Austin Hooper, Jerry Hopper, Jim Horton-Martindale, Andrew Hosea, Cedric Houston, Rodarius Howard, Devonte Howard, Jett Howard, John Howell, Matt Hoyle, Vernon Huddleston, Parrish Hudson, Freddie Hudson, Joe Huffstetler, Randy Hughes, Bucky Hughes, Carroll Hughes, Jerry

SEASON PREVIEW

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

Galloway, Ladarius 2017 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, Boone 2017 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 16-Active 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 16-Active 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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COACHING STAFF

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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Kilburn, Tyler Kilpatrick, Joel King, James Kirkland, Mike Kirsey, Mike Kissell, Brian Klaren, Bobby Klaren, Matt Kleinfelder, Zach Kola, Kunle Krause, Billy Krouse, Larry Krywaruczenko, Dan Kurucz, Tom Kyker, James

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 LaBreche, Christian Lacy, Brandon Ladd, Stanley 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 LeFlore, Marcus Leggett, Ian Lester, Stacey Lester, Tony Lewellen, Ron Lewis, Bryson Lewis, Chuck Lewis, Ethan Leverette, Trent Liles, Charlie Lilienthal, Travis Lindsey, Tom Lockridge, Michael Logan, Peyton Long, Buddy Looney, John Lovan, Brice Love, Buster Love, Jim Love, Larry Lowe, Glenn Lowery, Mitch Luster, Myles Luttrell, Brent

2017 98-99 82-85 66-67 12-15 83-85 58-60 1988 14-16 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 16-Active 1970 1973 76-77 16-Active 2016 95-96 79-82 64-66 2007 1964 2017 1997 83-85 2009 1961 2003 2017 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 16-Active 07-08 08-11 11-12 58-60

Marley, Mickey Martin, Chip Martin, Tae Martin, Tim Martin, Troy Mather, Todd Mathews, Armunz Mathis, Phillip Matthews, Michael Mawyer, Kevin Mayes, Tracy Mayo, Lee McAdams, Jonathan McBride, Kidane McCann, Frank McCann, Jarvis McCarter, Enoch McClellan, Ronnie McClinton, Victor 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 Montgomery, Quentin Moody, Mack Moore, Freddie Moore, Freddie Moore, Jaylon Moore, Robert Moore, Wesley Morgan, Eddie Morris, Joey Morrison, Jeff Moseley, Davey Moton, Wanya Mott, Josh Moulton, Bob Mounce, Jim Mounce, Jimmy Murphy, Jay Murphy, Jordan Murphy, Matt

76-79 07-08 13-Active 1976 85-86 1994 2017 84-86 86-89 94-95 2009 66-67 00-02 01-02 58-61 11-12 1965 1975 2017 72-75 1993 95-96 00-02 1977 07-08 14-16 90-91 67-69 66-69 2016 79-81 92-93 10-13 02-05 2000 08-12 08-12 10-13 85-88 1961 12-14 1982 97-99 79-82 1977 58-60 1998 13-Active 12-14 86-87 09-10 1978 06-08 88-91 1997 76-79 1992 87-88 1964 1972 01-02 2017 63-66 69-71 83-84 15-Active 2005 97-98 2009 85-87 1988 1998 2017 04-05 1967 1972 1977 14-Active 11-15 11-14

Murphy, Perry Murphy, Theron Murray, Chris Murry, Joseph Myers, Ethan

79-80 1970 07-09 15-Active 10-13

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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O’Brien, Mike O’Brien, Steve O’Conner, Bill O’Donnell, Joey O’Rick, Nick Ogletree, Roland Oldham, Shane Orech, Steve Ortega, Tony Oteh, Chidi Ovelette, Paul Overbey, Jake Overton, Tommy Overton, Trace

P Parker, Mason Parker, Paul Parker, Travis Parker, Zach Parkhouse, Ricky Parson, William Patrick, Jo Jo Patrick, Tyriq Patterson, Linzy Patterson, Tyrone Patton, Mikie Pauley, Austin 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

70-71 76-77 58-61 1993 06-09 2000 1998 1975 1970 06-08 1977 2013 79-81 81-83 2015 92-93 00-01 15-Active 2009 92-93 83-85 2014 07-08 15-16 00-03 2017 2004 09-11 1970 00-02 75-76 2009 07-08 69-71 84-87 08-11 05-06 89-90 2005 1973 96-97 1962 00-02

Philpott, Christian Phipps, Lonnie Pickens, Tom Pickett, Austin Pinson, Mike Pitcher, Landon Pittman, Sherrod 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

2017 96-97 1962 16-Active 1984 15-16 2017 1962 2004 02-05 1964 1990 1961 1971 1989 94-95 09-12 87-89, 91 72-74 79-80 67-69 2010 15-Active 60-62 06-07 58-60 72-74 06-07 05-07 99-02 95-96 14-15

R Ramey, Clyde Ramsey, Jack Ramsey, Larry Randle, Mike Randolph, Colton Randolph, Jimmy Randolph, Paul Ratliff, James Ray, Joe’Marri Ray, Najee Redditt, Jackson Redmond, Rory Reed, Leon Reed, Sema’j 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

1971 1968 1967 89-90 15-Active 76-77 84-87 12-15 2017 12-16 11-15 98-99 87-88 2017 93-96 81-84 69-70 73-75 14-Active 1998 94-95 1971 95-96 70-71 11-13 1978 57-59 1965 1967 87-88 13-16 09-13 11-15 1963 95-96 88-89 1999 90-91 1978 2007 1977 70-71 03-04 11-15 1975 02-03

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04-07 2002 77-78 09-12 2017 89-92 1997 66-69 63-65 72-74 59-61

V Valdes, Jim Vallee, Matt Valleto, David Vassar, David Vaughn, Dominique Venzant, Earvin Verdell, Wendell Vickers, Tom Vincent, Garrett Vistal, Bruce Vowell, Tab

71-73 2007 1981 1997 13-14 03-06 1983 1964 11-15 58-60 91-93

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 Warner, Bryce Warr, Felando Warren, Buddy Warren, Eddie Warren, Mark Warren, Randy Warren, Trey Wash, Albert Wash, Jimmy Washington, Larry Wathen, Dean Watkins, Danny Watkins, Greg Watkins, Hunter Watkins, Kylan 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

1997 70-71 02-05 2006 77-80 73-74 16-Active 75-77 96-97 14-Active 2001 15-16 03-05 2017 2009 69-72 98-99 73-75 79-81 13-16 72-73 79-80 74-77 10-14 76-77 87-88 2017 2017 1961 1962 13-Active 05-07 97-98 1975 93-96 81-82 09-10 1996 90-93 1969 71-74 2004 1961

Y Yandell, Lee Yarbrough, Josh Yates, Dylan Yeager, George Young, Brandyn Young, Jerry Young, Lamarcus Young, Matt Young, Takeem Youngerman, Charlie

2006 06-07 2017 72-74 07-09 80-81 16-Active 1994 2017 58-60

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U Underwood, Jason Underwood, Lonnie Utley, Jonathan

Whitaker, Roderick White, Brian White, Jaquille White, Justyce White, Todd 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, Deylon Williams, Don Williams, Donnell Williams, Eunique Williams, Henry Williams, John Williams, Lanny Williams, Leonard Williams, Mark Williams, Marshall Williams, Ray Williams, Rodney II Williams, Shane Williams, Thad Williams-Hall, Chris Wilson, Charles Wilson, Glenn Wilson, Jason Wilson, Nate Wilson, Paul Ryne Wilson, Richard Wilson, Rick Winn, Dresser 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 1966 Tanner, William 14-15 Tarver, Buddy 80-82 Tatko, Collin 16-Active Taylor, Artie 84-87 Taylor, Damani 15-16 Taylor, Ed 1971 Taylor, Justin 91-92 Taylor, Maurice 09-11 Taylor, Mike 85-87 Taylor, Orentheus 02-03 Taylor, Richard 11-12 Taylor, Takerio 2006 Taylor, Wilfred 15-16 Teamer, Ray 07-10 Temples, Josh 2002 Terry, DeAdrian 2013 Tharpe, Brent 91-93 Tharpe, Fred 83-85 Tharpe, Jeff 81-82 Tharpe, Ron 96-98 Thomas, Drew 12-14 Thomas, Fred 1995 Thomas, Nick 2017 Thomas, Robert 90-91 Thomas, Roren 06-08 Thomas, Steve 1976 Thomas, Vincent 98-01 Thompson, Austin 86-89 Thompson, Benny 86-89 Thompson, Bobby 58-60 Thompson, Brett 15-Active Thompson, Cade 07-09 Thompson, Chris 09-13 Thompson-Clay, Julian 15-Active Thornhill, Jim 1969 Threats, Joseph 02-05 Throneberry, Woody 73-75 Tillery, Taz 07-10 Toatley, Ronnie 2001 Toles, Trey 07-08 Topps, Anthony 10-14 Torian, Aaron 97-98

Toure, Abou 13-14 Trammell, Ulysses 1994 Treadway, Gene 1961 Trent, Sanders 2003 Trice, Stanley 1976 Triggs, Kendrick 01-02 Triplett, Terrious 14-15 Tucker, Johnny 73-75 Tucker, Jordan 2017 Tucker, Kyron 2010 Turnbow, Kyle 2002 Turner, Jr., Chris “Sean” 15-Active Turner, Darron 89-90 Turner, Juwan 10-13 Turner, Mike 15-Active Turner, Milt 1970 Tyes, Don 1977

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09-10 1965 2008 09-12 16-Active 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 2017 11-12 03-06 86-87 1961 2000 2013 93-96 95-97 1977 76-77 1977 03-06 73-75 59-62 2002 2017 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 1962 1977 10-11 99-01 08-11 1966 1977 01-04 89-90 16-Active 1968 03-06 00-02 2000 10-14 1978 89-92 97-98 2014 66-69 08-12 1978 14-Active 94-96 94-95 1968 68-70 95-98 12-16 10-14 96-97

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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, Deven 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, Jaylen 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 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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Rondo, Kevin Ross, Marcus Ross, Neil Rottero, Nate Rowe, Antavis Ruben, Tom Ruffin, Darriel Ruth, Henry Ruth, Lorry Ruth, Terry Rutland, Ralph


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LEON REED

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All-Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Year, 1988

All-Gulf South Conference DEFENSIVE Player of the Year, 1976

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All-Gulf South Conference Offensive Player of the Year, 1988

All-Gulf South Conference offensive Player of the Year, 1977

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EMANUEL McNEIL

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All-OHIO VALLEY Conference Offensive Player of the Year, 2006


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Bobby Fowler

Julian Nunamaker

Nate Holmes

William Mackall

UT MARTIN All-Americans Leon Reed

Jessie Burton

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Terry Giltner

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

Don Chapman

CJ Estelle

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H ugh L ashlee , 1957

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Montori Hughes

Jeremy Butler

Ben Johnson

Tony Bell

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(MEMBER 1970) 1970 Mike O’Brien, OT Mike Beeler, DB Randy Barnes, PK Mike Crangle, DE Ron Schomaker, FB

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DJ Roberts

# Player of the Year % Freshman of the Year * Second Team ^Newcomer Team • Honorable Mention

Joe Gibbs

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Josh Bey

Charles Malone

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Fred Thomas

Charles Sweeton

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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* 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*

John Burch

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Dewayne Harper

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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, OT* Damani Taylor, DE*^ Marquis Clemons, DB* Jackson Redditt, K/P* 2016 Robert Burleigh, OG Kahlid Hagens, S Ben Axline, WR/TE* Kenneth Crenshaw, C* Keith Jones, DL* Damani Taylor, DL* Tae Martin, S* Londell Lee, WR/PR^

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Danny Watkins

(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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1957-74 / RECORD: 85-82-4

Bob Carroll played his first two years at UT 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 UT Martin. He was previous the defensive secondary coach at Vanderbilt University. MacIntyre coached for three seasons at UT Martin before leaving 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 UT 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 UT 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

FRED PICKARD

Henson, who was assistant coach under Paul

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.

ROBERT (BOB) L. CARROLL

Fred Pickard came to UT 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 UT 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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In 1988, under McLeary in his third season as the head coach, the school won its firstever 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 All-American 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 serve in Tennessee State Senate

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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 UT Martin, Griffin accepted the head coaching job at rival Murray State University.

JASON SIMPSON

2000-02 / RECORD: 5-25-0

2006-PRESENT / RECORD: 72-54 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 72-54 record, ranking as the eighth most winningest coach in OVC history along with a 57-30 (.655) 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 UT Martin. Marshall served as an assistant coach at  UT 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 UT Martin where he played both sports again and capped off his college career by earning Small College All-America baseball honors.

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TANGERINE BOWL Atlantic Coast College Division Championship December 16, 1967 UT Martin 25, West Chester State 8

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1967 national

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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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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A&I - Heath Sherman 2-yard run (Jason Curlee kick) A&I - Sherman 26-yard run (Curlee kick) A&I - Sherman 13-yard run (Curlee kick) A&I - Johnny Bailey 8-yard run (Curlee kick) A&I - Sherman 12-yard run (run failed)

Bottom: Andre Langley catches and runs for a 34yard touchdown against Butler.

Attendance: 12,000

A&I UTM First Downs 19 12 Yards Rushing 59-278 33-129 Yards Passing 108 132 Passes 8-17-0 13-33-2 PUNTS 9-42 9-39 FUMBLES 2-0 6-3 Yards Penalized 9/66 4/25

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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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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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NFL Connection: Jerry Reese

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New York Giants Senior VP and General Manager Jerry Reese is in his 11th 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 88-72 regular season record and an 8-2 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 1981-84 UT Martin Defensive Back 2x All-Gulf South Conference 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.

Among UTM Leaders in Interceptions 3x GSC Defensive Player of the Week

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Following his playing career, Reese served as a student assistant and as a 1993-94 UT Martin Assistant Coach graduate assistant before becoming a full-time coach of the secondary from (Receivers Coach) 1988 through 1993. He moved to receivers coach and assumed the assistant 1995 Inducted into UT Martin head coach title in January of 1993. In 2008, Reese was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.

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Reese has his bachelor's degree in health and physical education and earned 1999-02 New York Giants his master’s degree in education administration and supervision. In the fall of Assistant in Pro Personnel 1995, Reese was inducted into the UT Martin Hall of Fame. 2002-06 New

Reese, a native of Tiptonville, Tenn. is married to the former Gwen Moore. They have two children, Jasmyne Danielle and Jerry II.

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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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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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I N TH E PRO F ESSION AL R ANK S

Tony Champion, San Diego Chargers Green Bay Packers

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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 San Diego Chargers 2016 Buffalo Bills 2017 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 New York Giants 2016 Kansas City Chiefs 2017 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)

-FBobby Fowler (1983) Howard Finley (1994)

-HGeorge Horton (1986) Bobby Hayes (1987) Nate Holmes (1988) Errol Hook (1990) Mickey Hamilton (2011) Bill Haney (2001)

-PFred Pickard (2005) Vernon Prather (1987) Clifton Pritchett (1984) -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) -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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-GH. Kirk Grantham (1983) Charles G. Gordon (1989) Terry Giltner (1990) W. Ralph Graves (1992)

-NJulian Nunamaker (1983)

-VElmer Vaughn (1986)

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-ERoss Elder (2013) T.H. “Skeeter” Ellis (1987) Wilbur Edmiston (1988)

-MGeorge Macintyre (2007) William Mackall (1996) Lee Mayo (2013) Don McLeary (2006) Roland McMackin (1988) Emanuel McNeil (1995)

-TFrank Taylor (1983) Mike Taylor (2015) Joe Taffoni (1989) Fred Thomas (2010)

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-CRobert Carroll (1983) Tony Champion (2010) Don Chapman (2016) Ki Tok Chu (2009) Mike Coffron (1994) Deslode Collins (2008) Allan Cox (1990)

-LHugh Lashlee (1984) Gordon Lambert (1985) Marvin Long (1986) Mark Luttrell (1986) Jim Love (1988) Ron Lewellen (1989)

-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)

-JDonnie Jones (2004)

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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.

Bob Carroll Football Building

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. 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. 2006 OVC CHAMPIONS • 2017 UT MARTIN FOOTBALL GUIDE • FIVE-TIME SGT. YORK TROPHY


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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 renovation of Hardy M. Graham Stadium was completed in the fall of 2016.

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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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Bart Belew Assistant AD/ Athletic Training

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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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.

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Equipment 24 x 10 yards of turf

8 Stability balls

10 Hammer strength Full racks

2 Hammer Strength plate loaded belt squats

10 inlay platforms

1 Hammer Strength plate loaded ISO Row

10 Olympic Intek barbells

1 Hammer Strength plate loaded Pull down

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

Assorted Resistance bands

1 Legend Fitness Eight-Stack Jungle Cable Pull

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Above: Freshman Ross Mitchell finished second nationally in team roping at the 2017 College National Finals Rodeo, held in Casper, Wyo. He is the latest in a long line of high finishers for the UT Martin rodeo team, who was the 2014 national champions in rodeo.

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 Skyhawks retained the annual Sgt. York Trophy presented by Delta Dental for the third consecutive year. It marks the first time that UT Martin has held the series trophy for three straight years dating back to 2014.

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(since 2000)

Volleyball (2001) Volleyball (2002)** Women’s Tennis (2005) Football (2006)

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Women’s Tennis (2006)

Softball (2009)* Soccer (2009) Softball (2010) Women’s Basketball (2011)* Above: Speedster Ann Asipan became just the fifth athlete in Ohio Valley Conference history to win back-to-back Athlete of the Championship and individual medalist honors at the 2017 OVC Cross Country Championships.

Women’s Tennis (2011)

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Men’s Basketball (2009)

Soccer (2011)* Women’s Basketball (2012)**

Soccer (2012)** Women’s Basketball (2013)* Soccer (2013) Women’s Basketball (2014)**

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Softball (2012)**

Women’s Basketball (2015) Women’s Basketball (2016)

Men’s Golf (2016)* Above: Hunter Richardson became the first player in UT Martin history to win back-toback medalist honors with a tournament title at the 2017 Ohio Valley Conference Golf Championships, earning his second NCAA Tournament berth.

*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 • 2017 UT MARTIN FOOTBALL GUIDE • FIVE-TIME SGT. YORK TROPHY


RYNE RICKMAN Sports Information Director

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Jake Rogers Sports Information intern

Soccer, Rifle, Baseball

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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. 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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Mailing Address: UT Martin Sports Information 1022 Elam Center Martin, TN 38238

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Office Phone: 731-881-7694 Cell Phone: 731-819-5371 EMail: jacaroge@ut.utm.edu

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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Office Phone: 731-881-7694 Cell Phone: 618-357-1536 EMail: DABoggis@utm.edu

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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Office Phone: 731-881-7632 Cell Phone: 270-703-2601 EMail: RRickman@utm.edu

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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OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE

Now in its 70th 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 17 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 State, Beth DeBauche Charles “Turkey” Hughes, the athletics director at Eastern OVC Commissioner 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 69 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 six, 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 mid1970s 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 21 FCS playoff appearances are the second most all-time (behind only Montana’s 23 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; 1979-1998 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 in 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 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 40 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). Garoppolo was a part of Patriots teams that won Super Bowls in 2015 and 2017. 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). Jenkins would conclude his career in 2016 with 3,796 rushing yards, the seventh-most ever by a FCS quarterback. Jenkins, who was named OVC Male Athlete of the Year in back-to-back seasons, capped his career with 11,448 yards of total offense, second-most in OVC history (behind only Garoppolo). 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 261 student-athletes honored with the award, including 67 over the last seven years (2010-17). 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, Morehead State and Murray State, along with Austin Peay, Belmont, Eastern Illinois, Jacksonville State, Southeast Missouri, SIU Edwardsville, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech and UT Martin.

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The OVC Medal of Honor is given annually to the studentathlete(s) who achieve the highest GPA (4.0) in a Conferencesponsored sport. Since joining the OVC in 1992, UT Martin studentathletes have claimed 222 Medals of Honor. Year Total Year Total Year Total 1993-94 4 2001-02 7 2009-10 12 1994-95 4 2002-03 12 2010-11 15 1995-96 8 2003-04 11 2011-12 16 1996-97 8 2004-05 7 2012-13 17 1997-98 7 2005-06 8 2013-14 22 1998-99 5 2006-07 9 2014-15 16 1999-00 7 2007-08 13 2015-16 8 2000-01 6 2008-09 8 2016-17 20

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Year Total Year Total 1993-94 48 2005-06 81 1994-95 62 2006-07 81 1995-96 68 2007-08 85 1996-97 41 2008-09 73 1997-98 38 2009-10 70 1998-99 52 2010-11 93 1999-00 50 2011-12 114 2000-01 58 2012-13 116 2001-02 65 2013-14 109 2002-03 82 2014-15 100 2003-04 81 2015-16 83 2004-05 78 2016-17 116

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TOM BRITT

CHRIS BRINKLEY

Skyhawk Radio Network Broadcaster

COORDINATOR OF Skyhawk Radio Network

Tom Britt enters his 37th year as play-by-play man for football and women's basketball broadcasts, while serving as color analyst for men's basketball.

Chris Brinkley enters his 18th season as the coordinator of the Skyhawk Radio Network while serving as play-by-play man for women’s basketball, while serving as color analyst for football and women’s basketball.

In addition to his Skyhawk Network duties, Britt is a 40+ year veteran of electronic media in West Tennessee the past 25 years with WBBJ-TV, an ABC/CBS affiliate out of Jackson, Tennessee. He anchors and produces the Midday Show and Seven Eyewitness news At Five and Six. Prior to coming to WBBJ Tom spent 21 years in radio with area stations working news, announcing and sportscasting.

A longtime local radio personality, Brinkley also hosts Skyhawk Talk, a weekly coaches show devoted to the university’s athletic teams and serves as emcee at athletic events. Brinkley teaches classes in both the Health and Human Performance and Communications departments on campus.

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Kurt McGuffin director of intercollegiate athletics

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Kurt McGuffin was officially named the 15th University of Tennessee at Martin’s director of intercollegiate athletics on May 22, 2017. He is expected to begin his new post on June 28. McGuffin brings more than 18 years of experience in the collegiate athletics forum, including nearly six years as athletics director at Missouri Western State University, an NCAA Division II school located in St. Joseph, Mo. Before leading the Griffon athletics department in 2011, he also spent time as an assistant athletics director for development at the University of Colorado (2010-11), as a senior associate athletic director for external operations at Kansas State University (2000-10) and as an assistant director of athletics for development at the University of Idaho-Moscow (1999-2000). In his time at Missouri Western, McGuffin achieved the highest student-athlete grade point average in the history of the school while also setting an all-time high for graduation rate and community service hours. He significantly increased revenue generation to annual and endowment giving by 30 percent and he launched a capital campaign that produced five of the top 10 gifts in university history, finishing off $13 million in building enhancements in the spring of 2016. In addition, he successfully added six additional sports to bring the total to 16 while collaborating to initiate a Master’s program in Sport Business Management – which added 20 graduate assistants to his staff. McGuffin oversaw six Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association championship squads in his tenure at Missouri Western. That includes the Griffon football program winning its first ever outright MIAA championship in 2012, a year where they also made the deepest postseason run in school history into the Division II quarterfinals. The Missouri Western baseball team claimed its first-ever MIAA title in 2013, the women’s basketball team won the MIAA regular season in 2015-16 while the Griffon softball program racked up three conference championships (2014 tournament, 2016 regular season, 2016 tournament) in McGuffin’s tenure. Just this past season, the Missouri Western baseball team qualified for the NCAA Tournament in back-to-back seasons (2016-17) for the first time in program history while the Griffon softball program made it to their fourth straight NCAA Regional. The women’s golf program also saw freshman Chong Yong advance to the NCAA Championships, becoming the first individual in school history to accomplish that feat. McGuffin also sustained previous successful programs and experienced growth in resources across the board at Missouri Western. He hired head coaches to lead the Griffon volleyball program to its highest win total since the mid-1990’s and earning the most MIAA victories in program history in 2014. The Missouri Western tennis squad also took a new direction under McGuffin, resulting in its first winning season in more than a decade in 2014-15. The Griffon soccer program has also shattered over 20 school records while making its first ever postseason appearance in 2014 while the women’s golf program advanced to its first ever NCAA Championship berth in 2016. As a direct result, McGuffin led the Missouri Western charge into the top-100 in the Learfield Cup standings, elevating the program from its 287 ranking when he took over. Facility improvements were also paramount in McGuffin’s success at Missouri Western. He raised nearly $8 million for a total renovation of Spratt Memorial Stadium while also helping construct a state-of-the-art women’s soccer locker room and the Zack and Mary Workman Academic Success Center in 2014. The upgrades to Spratt Memorial Stadium were instrumental in Missouri Western remaining as the summer home of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs since 2010. McGuffin led the charge in 2014 as the Chiefs and Missouri Western announced an extension for St. Joseph as the sole training location through the 2017 season. At Colorado, McGuffin created and implemented a new annual giving program which increased total giving by 15 percent. He added over 600 new members in the first year by establishing fundraising goals, implementing a new donor database, revamping the process of daily donations and planning special events. He also assisted with fundraising and development of a brand new $12 million sport court practice facility while taking part in a $1.5 billion university capital campaign. In addition to his title as senior associate athletic director for external operations at Kansas State, McGuffin also served as the associate athletic director for development, the assistant athletic director for annual giving and the assistant director of athletic development in his decade in Manhattan. He completed over $25 million in facility enhancements while also leading a $90 million “Changing Lives Campaign.” He also increased annual giving by 50 percent and endowments by over 70 percent. McGuffin was the sport administrator for the Wildcat men’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf and the men’s and women’s cross country/track and field programs. He led the development and implementation of a department-wide strategic plan while overseeing all external units (including development, ticketing, marketing and communication) responsible for a revenue of over $28 million and budgets of $12 million. McGuffin led marketing campaigns that resulted in the largest football season-opening crowd in Kansas State history while also heading a sales group that sold out men’s basketball games in three out of four seasons. In his tenure, the Wildcat women’s basketball and volleyball programs were each in the top-10 nationally in attendance. Before his first full-time role in athletics administration at Idaho-Moscow, McGuffin also was a graduate assistant for fundraising at Wichita State University, the director of men’s basketball operations at Eastern Washington University and the head men’s basketball student assistant at Kansas State. McGuffin is a proud member of the National Association of College Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the National Association of Development Directors (NADD). He has also spent time on the NCAA Men’s Golf Ranking Committee and the NCAA Men’s Basketball Committee. An Iola, Kan. native, McGuffin graduated from Kansas State with a bachelor of science degree in education in 1996. He obtained his Master of Science degree in education from Wichita State in 1999. He is married to the former Jessica Whisler of Goodland, Kan. and the couple has three children – Bryce, Brett and Brea.


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