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BOWL
GENERAL STAFF
STAFF PLAYERSREVIEW
PLAYERSREVIEWHISTORY
RECORDS
HISTORY
GENERAL
HISTORY HONORS
VOLMANAC
RECORDS
TENNESSEE
VOLUNTEERS
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MICAH ABERNATHY
DEFENSIVE BACK
22
SOPHOMORE • 1L • 6-0 • 195
ATLANTA, GA. • GREATER ATLANTA CHRISTIAN H.S.
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 12/0
• True freshman defensive back, seeing time at nickelback
• Contributor on special teams, blocking for Evan Berry
and reserve kickoff return man
• Had his black stripe removed on Aug. 25
• Played in 12 games in 2015, making nine tackles
• Returned four kickoffs for 69 yards on the season
• Career-best three tackles in late action in Outback Bowl
win over Northwestern (1/1)
• Had three kickoff returns for 42 yards in win vs. Vanderbilt
(11/28), also made one tackle on defense
• First kickoff return came vs. Western Carolina (9/19) for
27 yards
• One of 15 true freshman to make college debut vs.
Bowling Green (9/5), made first college tackle
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcoss,
Ga., for coach Tim Hardy
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 24 CB, No. 28 prospect in Georgia)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 7 CB, No. 12 prospect in Georgia)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 52 safety, No. 36 prospect in Georgia)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 34 CB, No. 2 CB in Georgia)
• Selected to 2015 Under Armour All-America Game,
becoming first from GAC to play in the game
• Member of ESPN 300
• Played both cornerback and running back in high school
• Named 2014 Atlanta Journal-Constitution Offensive
Player Of the Year
• Honored as 2014 Gwinnett Daily Post Offensive Player
of the Year
• First-team all-county as a junior and senior
• Leading rusher in Gwinnett County in 2014 with 1,526
yards and 20 rushing touchdowns
• Helped Spartans to a 14-1 record and berth in Georgia
State Championship Game as a senior in 2014
• During Spartans’ run in the 2014 playoffs, he ran for 833
yards and 12 touchdowns in five games
• Ran for 186 yards and two scores in state title game
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
2015 12/0 7 2 90-0 0-00020-0 3-NU
Kick Returns GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD
Long High Yd
2015
12/0 4 69 17.3 5.8 027-WCU 42-VU
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles Kickoff Returns
Kickoff Return Yards
3 vs. Northwestern, 1/1/16
3 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/28/15
42 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/28/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2015 Opp.
vs. B. Green
Oklahoma
W. Carolina
at Florida
Arkansas
Georgia
at Alabama
U-A-T, Other/KR
1-0-1, pbu
0-0-0
0-1-1 / 1-27 KR
DNP
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other /KR
at Kentucky 1-0-1, pbu
So. Carolina 0-0-0
No. Texas
1-0-1
at Missouri 1-0-1
Vanderbilt 1-0-1 / 3-42-0, 26
Northwestern2-1-3
• Posted 41 tackles in the secondary as a senior in 2014
• First team all-state by Associated Press in 2013
• Named honorable mention all-state by Atlanta JournalConstitution as a junior
• As a junior in 2013, gained 2,003 all-purpose yards and
scored 22 total touchdowns
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Micah Alexander Abernathy
• Born: Feb. 10, 1997
• Son of Annette and Ralph David Abernathy III
• Brother of Ralph David Abernathy IV, who played for Butch
Jones and staff at Cincinnati and with Volunteers in 2015
• Grandfather Ralph David Abernathy Sr., was a leader of
the American Civil Rights Movement and close associate of
Martin Luther King Jr.
PAUL BAIN
DEFENSIVE LINE
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R-SOPHOMORE • RS • 6-5 • 290
POWDER SPRINGS, GA. • HILLGROVE H.S. • TUSCULUM
2015 - R-FRESHMAN
• Did not play in any games in first season with Vols after
transferring from Division II Tusculum College
• Had black stripe removed on Aug. 31
2014 - FRESHMAN AT TUSCULUM
• Redshirt season at Tusculum College in Greeneville Tenn.
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HIGH SCHOOL
• Graduated from Hillgrove High School in Powder Springs, Ga.
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Joshua Paul Bain
DEFENSIVE LINE
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JUNIOR • 2L • 6-3 • 265
NASHVILLE, TENN. • BRENTWOOD ACADEMY
CAREER HONORS
• 2016 Bednarik Award Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Preseason Media Days All-SEC First Team
• 2016 Phil Steele Preseason Second Team All-American
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason Second Team All-American
• 2016 Sporting News Preseason Second Team All-American
• 2016 Phil Steele Preseason Second Team All-SEC
• 2016 Athlon Sports Preseason First Team All-SEC
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason First Team All-SEC
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason No. 3 DE
• 2015-16 Associated Press All-Bowl Team
• 2015-16 ESPN All-SEC Bowl Team
• 2015 All-SEC Coaches Second Team
• 2015 All-SEC AP Second Team
• 2015 Pro Football Focus All-American
• 2015 All-SEC GridironNow.com Second Team
• 2015 Bronko Nagurski Award Watch List
• 2015 Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List
• 2015 Ted Hendricks Award Watch List
• 2014-15 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
• 2015 Athlon Preseason Second Team All-American
• 2015 Preseason All-SEC Coaches Second Team
• 2015 Preseason All-SEC AP Second Team
• 2015 Athlon Sports Preseason All-SEC First Team
• 2015 Phil Steele Preseason Third Team All-SEC
• 2015 Lindy’s Sports No. 9 Top Defensive Ends
• 2015 Lindy’s Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC
• 2014 Football Writers Association of America Freshman
All-American Team
• 2014 Campus Insiders Defensive Freshman Of The Year
• 2014 Sporting News Freshman All-American Team
• 2014 Phil Steele All-SEC Second Team
• 2014 Phil Steele Freshman All-American Team
• 2014 ESPN’s True Freshman All-American Team
• 2014 All-SEC Associated Press Second Team
• 2014 All-SEC Coaches Second Team
• 2014 Freshman All-SEC Team
• 2014 247Sports Freshman All-American
• 2014 Scout Freshman All-American
• 2014 Grantland National Rookie Of Year
•2014 SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week (11/17)
2015 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/13
• Started all 13 games in 2015 at right defensive end, third
on Vols in tackles (69) with team-best 10.0 sacks and 12.5
TFLs (second on the team)
• Tied for eighth in career sacks at Tennessee with 20,
which is most for any Vol in his first two seasons
• Third in SEC in sacks with 10.0, which is tied for seventhmost in a season in Tennessee history
• Had at least one sack in five consecutive games (six
sacks) from Oct. 10-Nov. 14
• Nine sacks in eight-game span from Oct. 10-Jan. 1 to
finish season with sacks in seven of eight games
• 35 tackles over last six games of season
• Posted eight tackles with one sack, on TFL and one forced
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack
TFL FF FR QBH Int High Tk
2014
13/10 47 25 7210-52 20.5-79 0 1 8 0 10-Miss.
2015
13/13 44 256910-51 12.5-54 1 1 7 0 15-OU
Totals 26/23 915014120-10333-133 1 2 15 0 15-OU
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles 15 vs. Oklahoma, 9/12/15
Tackles For Loss 4 at Ole Miss, 10/18/14 & vs. Kentucky, 11/15/14
3 at Ole Miss, 10/18/14 & at South Carolina, 11/1/14
Sacks Fumble Recovery 1 vs. Chattanooga, 10/11/14 & W. Carolina, 9/19/15
Forced Fumble 1 vs. Northwestern, 1/1/16
2, last 15 vs. Oklahoma, 9/12/15
Double-Figure Tackle Games  CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2014 Opp. U-A-T, Other
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other
Utah State 1-2-3, qh
vs. B. Green 3-1-4, pbu, qh
Ark. State 3-0-3, 1-1 tfl
Oklahoma
7-8-15, 1-2 sk, 1.5-2 tfl
at Oklahoma 2-3-5, 1-1 tfl, qh W. Carolina 0-0-0, fr
at Georgia 7-1-8, 1-1 tfl
at Florida
1-2-3, 1-2 tfl, qh
Florida
5-1-6, 1-10 sk, 2-15 tfl Arkansas
2-1-3, qh
Chattanooga 1-2-3, 0.5-1 tfl, 1-0 frGeorgia
5-2-7, 1-6 sk, 1-6 tfl, qh
at Ole Miss 6-4-10, 3-7 sk, 4-10 tfl at Alabama 2-0-2, 1-5 sk, 1-5 tfl
Alabama
4-2-6, 1.5-7 tfl
at Kentucky 4-3-7, 2-7 sk, 2-7 tfl
at S. Carolina4-1-5, 3-18 sk, 3-18 tfl, 2 qh S. Carolina 7-1-8, 1-8 sk, 2-9 tfl, qh
Kentucky
4-3-7, 4-13 tfl, 2-9 skNo. Texas
2-0-2, 1-7 sk, 1-7 tfl
Missouri
4-4-8, 0.5-1 tfl, 2 qh at Missouri 2-3-5
at Vanderbilt 4-1-5, 1-8 sk, 2-11 tflVanderbilt 3-2-5, 2-9 sk, 2-9 tfl, 2qh
vs Iowa
2-1-3, 1 qh
Northwestern 6-2-8, 1-7 sk, 1-7 tfl, ff
fumble in Outback Bowl win over Northwestern (1/1)
• Closed regular-season with two sacks as part of five
tackles vs. Vanderbilt (11/28); posted first-career safety
on a 5-yard sack for Vols first safety since Aug. 31, 2012
• Five tackles in win at Missouri (11/21)
• Sack for fifth game in a row vs. North Texas (11/14)
• Eight tackles, 2.0 TFLs and a sack vs. S. Carolina (11/7)
• Seven tackles, including two sacks for two TFLs at
Kentucky (10/31)
• Two tackles with a 5-yard sack at #8 Alabama (10/24)
• Posted 100th career tackle as part of seven tackles, with
a 6-yard sack in win over #19 Georgia (10/10)
• Three tackles vs. Arkansas (10/3)
• Three stops with one TFL at Florida (9/26)
• Career high 15 tackles, including 1.5 TFLs and sack vs. #19
Oklahoma (9/12)
• Opened 2015 with four tackles vs. Bowling Green (9/5)
GENERAL STAFF PLAYERSREVIEW HISTORY HONORS VOLMANAC RECORDS
DEREK BARNETT
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 13/10
• Set Tennessee record for most TFLs (20.5) and most
sacks (10.0) by a true freshman in history
• Twice has posted Tennessee record for sacks in a game
by a true freshman with three: with at # 3 Ole Miss (10/18)
and at South Carolina (11/1)
• With 20.5 TFLs, ranks fifth on all-time single season list
in UT history, most since John Henderson had 21 in 2000
• Led the SEC with 18 TFLs in conference games, the next
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closest was teammate Curt Maggitt (12)
• Ranked tied for first in the SEC and tied for sixth in NCAA
in TFLs per game (1.6) and second in the SEC in total
TFLs (20.5)
• Tied for 16th in the NCAA and tied for fourth in SEC in
sacks (10.0)
• Became first true freshman to start season opener on
defensive line in Tennessee history vs. Utah State
• Played all 13 games, starting nine, making 72 tackles, fifth
on team in tackles
• Led all true freshman in the SEC in tackles with 72
• 72 tackles ranked as third highest total tackles by a true
freshman in Tennessee history (No. 1 Eric Berry with 86 in
2007; No. 2 A.J. Johnson with 80 in 2011)
• Second on UT with 10.0 sacks and led team with eight
quarterback hurries along with a fumble recovery
• Made three tackles in TaxSlayer Bowl win over Iowa (1/2)
• Five tackles, 2.0 TFLs and a sack at Vanderbilt (11/29)
• Eight tackles, 0.5 TFL and two quarterback hurries vs.
#19 Missouri (11/23)
• Notched career best tying 4.0 TFLs including 2.0 sacks
as part of seven tackles vs. Kentucky (11/15)
• For second time posted UT true freshman record for
sacks in a game with 3.0, at South Carolina (11/1), finished
game with five tackles and 3.0 TFLs
• Three sacks at # 3 Ole Miss (10/18) set UT record for most
sacks by a freshman in a game
• Posted six tackles and 1.5 TFLs vs. #4 Alabama (10/25)
• First career game with double-figure tackles came at #3
Ole Miss (10/18) with 10 stops, 4.0 TFLs and two sacks
• Three tackles including 0.5 TFL and a fumble recovery vs.
Chattanooga (10/11)
• First sack (for 10 yards) as part of six tackles and two
TFLs for 15 yards vs. Florida (10/4)
• Eight tackles with a TFL at #12/13 Georgia (9/27)
• Notched five tackles with a TFL at #4/3 Oklahoma (9/13)
• Three tackles and first TFL vs. Arkansas State (9/6)
• Three tackles in first career start vs. Utah State (8/31)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Brentwood Academy, in Brentwood, Tenn. for
coach Cody White
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 12 strong side DE No. 5 prospect
in Tenn.)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 25 DE No. 6 prospect in Tenn.)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 10 DE No. 5 prospect in Tenn.)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 27 DE)
• Back-to-back Division 2, Class AA Tennessee Mr. Football
winner (2012, 2013)
• Received All-Midstate honors as a senior
• 2013 TSWA All-State selection
• All-Division II-AA Defensive Line
 BARNETT ON THE CHARTS
¢ Sacks - Career
1. 2.
3. 4.
5.
6. 8.
32.0
28.0
25.0
22.5
21.0
20.5
20.5
20.0
20.0
Reggie White
Leonard Little
Jonathan Brown
Todd Kelly
Parys Haralson
John Henderson
James Wilson
Steve White
Derek Barnett
1980-83
1995-97
1994-97
1989-92
2002-05
1998-2001
1989-93
1992-95
2014-Pres.
¢ Sacks - Season
1. 2. 3. 4. 7.
15.0 13.5
12.0
11.0
11.0
11.0
10.0
10.0
10.0
Reggie White
Jonathan Brown
John Henderson
Curt Maggitt
Leonard Little
Todd Kelly
Derek Barnett
Derek Barnett
Ronnie McCartney
1983
1997
2000
2014
1995
1992
2015
2014
1975
¢ Tackles For Loss - Season
1. 2.
3. 5. 25.0
24.0
21.0
21.0
20.5
Leonard Little
Reggie White
John Henderson
Todd Kelly
Derek Barnett
1995
1983
2000
1992
2014
¢ Tackles By True Freshman
1. 86 2. 80 3. 72 Eric Berry
A.J. Johnson Derek Barnett
2007
2011
2014
¢ Sacks By Freshman
1. 10.0 Derek Barnett
2. 4.0 Ricky Holt
2014
1981
¢ Tackles for Loss By Freshman
1. 20.5 Derek Barnett
2. 7.0 Billy Ratliff
7.0 Dale Jones
2014
1996-RS
1983-RS
• As a senior, recorded 60 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, 5.5
sacks and one forced fumble
• Helped Brentwood Academy Eagles to a 9-4 record and
state semifinal berth
• Also had 141 receiving yards, one receiving touchdown
and three rushing touchdowns in senior year
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Derek Anthony Barnett
• Born: June 25, 1996
• Son of Christine Barnett
• Majoring in Communication Studies
DILLON BATES
LINEBACKER
17
R-SOPHOMORE • 1L • 6-3 • 220
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLA. • PONTE VEDRA H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2014-15 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
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2015 - R-FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 13/0
• Returned from injury-shortened freshman season and
played in all 13 games on special teams and as a reserve
linebacker
• Games/Starts: 4/0
• Suffered season ending injury due to torn labrum, received redshirt season from NCAA
• Backup WILL linebacker as a true freshman, played in
four games, making six tackles
• Two stops vs. Arkansas State (9/6) in game his dad Bill
was honored as VFL Legend of the Game
• Made three tackles vs. Utah State (8/31) in college debut
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack
2014 4/03360-0
2015 13/00000-0
Totals 17/03360-0
TFL FF FR QBH Int High Tk
0-0
00 00 3-USU
0-000 00
-0-0
00 00 3-USU
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles
HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year letterman at Ponte Vedra High School in Florida for coach Mike Lloyd
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 97 national prospect, No. 7 outside linebacker, No. 15 prospect in Fla.)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 104 national prospect, No. 4 outside
linebacker, No. 16 prospect in Fla.)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 67 national prospect, No. 3 outside
linebacker, No. 10 prospect in Fla.)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 18 outside linebacker)
• Selected to play in 2013 Under Armour All-America High
School Football Game
• Associated Press Class 5A All-State Team as a senior
• Florida Times-Union Super 24, the top recruits of 2013
3 vs. Utah State, 8/31/14
• All-First Coast Team in 2013
• 2013 Florida Times-Union Super 11 selection
• 81 total tackles and 55 solo tackles in his senior campaign
• Credited with more than 300 tackles and 180 solo tackles
in his high school career
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Dillon Timothy Bates
• Born: July 5, 1995
• Son of Denise and Bill Bates
• Father, Bill, was a standout safety for UT and played in
the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys for 15 seasons from 198397 winning three Super Bowl titles
• Majoring in Recreation and Sport Management
ELLIOTT BERRY
LINEBACKER
41
JUNIOR • 2L • 5-11 • 222
FAIRBURN, GA. • CREEKSIDE H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2014-15 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2015 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 9/0
• Played in nine games, making one tackle, on special
teams and as a reserve linebacker
• Suffered season-ending knee injury and assisted
coaching staff late in the season
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 9/0
• Played nine games as a linebacker and on special teams
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered for Creekside High School in Canton, Ga. under
coach Olten Downs
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 59 OLB, No. 69 prospect in Ga.)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 108 OLB No. 105 prospect in Ga.)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 32 athlete, No. 45 prospect in Ga.)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 125 safety)
• Named one of Reebok’s Top 25 Most Dynamic Athletes
• Georgia Class 5A All-State Linebacker in 2013 - AtlantaJournal Constitution and Associated Press
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack
2014 9/00000-0
2015
9/00 110-0
Totals 18/00 110-0
TFL FF FR QBH Int High Tk
0-000 00
-0-000 00 1-UK
0-000 00 1-UK
• Selected as a 2011 U.S. Air Force Sophomore Second
Team All-American
• Led Creekside to a state championship and undefeated
record as a senior
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2014 - FRESHMAN
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Elliott Lee Berry
• Born: November 4, 1995
• Son of Carol and James Berry
• Twin brother to fellow Vol Evan Berry
• Older brother, Eric, was an All-American and Jim Thorpe
Award winner for Tennessee and is a Pro Bowl safety with
the Kansas City Chiefs
• Father, James, played for the Vols from 1978-81, rushing
for more than 1,700 yards and scoring 19 touchdowns
• Wears #41 as a tribute to his brother, an inverse of the #14
Eric wore at Tennessee
• Majoring in Kinesiology
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EVAN BERRY
DEFENSIVE BACK/KICK RETURNER
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FAIRBURN, GA. • CREEKSIDE H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2016 Preseason Media Days All-SEC Second Team (RS)
• 2016 Phil Steele Preseason First Team All-American (KR)
• 2016 Phil Steele Preseason First Team All-SEC (KR)
• 2016 Athlon Sports Preseason First Team All-SEC (KR)
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC (KR)
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason No. 8 All-Purpose
• 2015 Walter Camp First Team All-American
• 2015 Sporting News First Team All-American
• 2015 Sports Illustrated First Team All American
• 2015 FWAA Second Team All-American
• 2015 CBS Sports Second Team All-American
• 2015 FOX Sports Second Team All-American
• 2015 SEC Special Teams Player of the Year
• 2015-16 ESPN All-SEC Bowl Team
• 2015 All-SEC Coaches First Team
• 2015 All-SEC AP First Team
• 2015 ESPN.com All-SEC
• 2015 GridironNow.com All-SEC First-Team Specialist
• 2015 CBS Sports Mid-Season All-American
• 2014 Athlon Freshman All-American Third Team KR
2015 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/0
• Earned Tennessee first First Team All-American honors
since his brother Eric earned them in 2009
• Ranked first in NCAA and first in SEC in kickoff return
average (38.3)
• With 38.29 average, fell just shy of new NCAA all-time
single-season kickoff return average record (1.5 returns
per game) held by JJ Nelson of UAB (38.32 in 2014)
• 804 kickoff return yards in a season are second all-time
at Tennessee to David Oku (863 in 2009)
• One of four players in country with three kickoff returns
for touchdown in 2015
• Three kickoff returns for touchdowns have come against
Western Carolina, Arkansas and at Kentucky
• Tied VFL Willie Gault (1980) for most kickoff return
touchdowns in a season at Tennessee with three
• Ranks first all-time in career kickoff return average (min.
25 returns) with 34.8 average at Tennessee
• In 25 games, ranks fifth in career kickoff return yards
(1,217), next on list: #4 Corey Larkins (1,307)
• First Vol since Willie Gault (11/22/1980 vs. Kentucky) to
open a game with a kickoff return for TD vs. Arkansas
• Played in all 13 games in 2015, 21 kickoff returns for 804
(38.3 average), playing in the secondary had 18 tackles
and a 100-yard interception return for touchdown
• Returned first career interception for 100 yards in
Outback Bowl win over Northwestern (1/1), equalling
longest interception return in Tennessee history (tying
record set by Ray Martin in 1953)
• Third kickoff return for a touchdown came on 100-yard
return at Kentucky (10/31), which tied UT record for
longest return in history, tying four others including the
most recent to accomplish it, Leonard Scott in 1999
• Kickoff return for 31 yards along with a tackle at #8
Alabama (10/24)
• Three kick returns for 103 yards vs. #19 Georgia (10/10)
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 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack
2014
13/0 5 0 5 0-0
2015
13/0 15 3 18 0-0
Totals 26/0 20 3 23 0-0
TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
0-00 0 0 0-0 2-2x
0-0 0 0 11-100 5-WCU
0-0 0 0 11-100 5-WCU
Kick Returns GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD
Long High Yd
2014
13/0 14 413 29.5 34.4 068-UTC121-Miz
2015
13/0 21804 38.3 61.8 3 100-UK141-Ark
Totals
26/0 351217 34.8 46.8 3 100-UK141-Ark
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles 5 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
Interceptions 1 vs. Northwestern, 1/1/16
Interceptions Return
100 vs. Northwestern, 1/1/16
Kickoff Returns 4 vs. Missouri, 11/22/14
Kickoff Return Yards 141 vs. Arkansas, 10/3/15
Long Kickoff Return 100 at Kentucky, 10/31/15
Touchdowns 1 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15, vs. Arkansas, 10/3/15,
at Kentucky, 10/31/15, vs. Northwestern, 1/1/16
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2014 Opp. U-A-T, Other
Kickoff Returns
Utah State 0-0-0 0-0-0
Ark. State 0-0-0 0-0-0
at Oklahoma 0-0-0 0-0-0
at Georgia 2-0-2 0-0-0
Florida 0-0-0 0-0-0
Chattanooga 0-0-0
1-68-0, 68
at Ole Miss 0-0-0
2-59-0, 33
Alabama 0-0-0
3-63-0, 33
at S.Carolina 0-0-0 0-0-0
Kentucky 2-0-2
3-91-0, 39
Missouri 0-0-04-121-0, 58
at Vanderbilt 0-0-0
1-11-0, 11
vs. Iowa
1-0-1
0-0-0
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other
vs. B. Green 3-1-4
Oklahoma 0-1-1
W. Carolina 4-1-5
at Florida
1-0-1
Arkansas0-0-0
Georgia0-0-0
at Alabama 1-0-1
at Kentucky 4-0-4
S. Carolina 0-0-0
North Texas 1-0-1
at Missouri 0-0-0
Vanderbilt 0-0-0
Northwestern 1-0-1, 1-100 int, pd
Kickoff Returns
1-67-0, 67
3-74-0, 27
1-88-1, 88
3-77-0, 25
3-141-1, 96
3-103-0, 46
1-31-0, 31
1-100-1, 100
2-49-0, 33
0-0-0
2-61-0, 41
1-13-0, 13
0-0-0
• Second kickoff return for touchdown, came vs. Arkansas
(10/3), returning game’s opening kickoff 96 yards,
finished with three returns for career-high 141 yards
 BERRY ON THE CHARTS
2014 - FRESHMAN
1.
2. 3. 4. 5.
• Games/Starts: 13/0
• Legacy handled kick returns and played as reserve in
secondary; played in all 13 games
• Ranked second in the SEC in kickoff return average (29.5)
• Had 14 kickoff returns for 413 yards (29.5 yards/return)
• Career-best 121 kickoff return yards on career-high four
returns vs. #19 Missouri (11/22), including 58-yard return
• Three kickoff returns for 91 yards vs. Kentucky (11/15),
also had two tackles in the win
• Three kickoff returns for 63 yards vs. #4 Alabama (10/25)
• First kickoff return went for 68 yards vs. Chattanooga
(10/11), the longest by a Vol since Cordarrelle Patterson’s
98-yard kickoff return at Mississippi State (10/13/12)
• Made first two tackles of career on special teams at
#12/13 Georgia (9/27)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Creekside High School in Canton, Ga., for
coach Olten Downs
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 28 athlete, No. 24 prospect in Ga.)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 37 athlete, No. 26 prospect in Ga.)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 22 DB, No. 23 prospect in Ga.)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 28 defensive back)
• Named one of Reebok’s Top 25 Most Dynamic Athletes
• Class 5A All-State first team defensive back
• Directed Creekside to an undefeated record and state
championship as a defensive back and quarterback
• 2013 Georgia Class 5A 100-meter dash champion
¢ Kickoff Return Average - Career
1. 2. 3.
34.8
28.2
28.0
Evan Berry
Mallon Faircloth
Cordarrelle Patterson
2014-Pres.
1961-63
2012
¢ Kickoff Return Yards - Career
1,854
1,788
1,543
1,307
1,217
Willie Gault
Leonard Scott
Devrin Young
Corey Larkins
Evan Berry
1979-82
1999-2002
2011-14
2001-04
2014-Pres.
¢ Kickoff Return Average - Season
1.38.3
2.
29.82
3.
29.80
4.
29.5
29.5
Evan Berry
Dale Carter
Randall Morris
Evan Berry
Dennis Rogan
2015
1990
1983
2014
2007
¢ Kickoff Return Yards - Season
1.
2.
3.
4.
863
804
698
671
David Oku
Evan Berry
Dennis Rogan
Cordarrelle Patterson
2009
2015
2008
2012
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Evan Lawrence Berry
• Born: November 4, 1995
• Son of Carol and James Berry
• Twin brother to fellow Vol Elliott Berry
• Older brother, Eric, was an All-American and Jim Thorpe
Award winner for Tennessee and is a Pro Bowl safety with
the Kansas City Chiefs
• Father, James, played for the Vols from 1978-81, rushing
for more than 1,700 yards and scoring 19 touchdowns
• Wears #29 as a tribute to Inky Johnson, similar to his
brother Eric, who wears #29 with the Kansas City Chiefs
in the NFL
• Majoring in Kinesiology
DANIEL BITULI
LINEBACKER
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• Three kickoff returns for 77 yards at Florida (9/26)
• With brother Eric on the sidelines, recorded an 88-yard
kickoff return for touchdown, his first-career touchdown
vs. Western Carolina (9/19); also tied for team lead with
a career-high five tackles
• Returned one kickoff for 67 yards in opener vs. Bowling
Green (9/5), also added career-high four tackles
FRESHMAN • 6-3 • 235
ANTIOCH, TENN. • NASHVILLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
PROSPECT RANKINGS
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 15 outside linebacker, No. 3
prospect in Tennessee)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 18 outside linebacker, No. 7 prospect
in Tennessee)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 8 inside linebacker, No. 1 prospect in
Tennessee)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 12 outside linebacker, No. 1 outside
linebacker in Tennessee)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Nashville Christian School in Nashville for
coach Jeff Brothers
• PrepStar 150 Dream Team
• Member of ESPN 300
• Named 2015 Class 1A Mr. Football Lineman of the Year
in Tennessee
• Two-time Tennessean All-Midstate selection as a senior
and junior
• Helped Eagles to 2015 Class 1A State BlueCross Bowl
Championship, first state title in school history
• As a senior, racked up 89 tackles including 20 tackles for
loss and 10.5 sacks
• Also recovered six fumbles, forced two fumbles and had
an interception return for a touchdown
• Scored 10 touchdowns, seven rushing, one receiving, one
interception return and one fumble return
• Rushed 15 times for 283 yards with seven touchdowns
in 2015
• As a junior in 2014, had 61 tackles with 3.5 sacks, two
forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and an interception
• Also rushed for 619 yards on 90 carries with a touchdown
in 2014
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Daniel Ndjoli Bituli
• Last name pronounced bih-too-LEE
• Born: Dec. 27, 1997
• Son of Nikki and Patrice Bituli
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JA’QUAIN BLAKELY
LINEBACKER
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FRESHMAN • 6-2 • 230
MOULTRIE, GA. • COLQUITT COUNTY H.S.
PROSPECT RANKINGS
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 39 outside linebacker, No. 49
prospect in Georgia)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 56 outside linebacker, No. 87 prospect
in Georgia)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 10 inside linebacker, No. 26 prospect
in Georgia)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 55 outside linebacker, No. 4 outside
linebacker in Georgia)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Colquitt County High School in Moultrie, Ga.,
for coach Rush Propst
• PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection
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• Helped Packers to a perfect 15-0 record and their second
consecutive Georgia state championship in 2015
• As a senior in 2015, posted 47 tackles with four tackles
for loss and two sacks
• Also had three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles
• As a junior in 2014, had 48 tackles with five tackles for
loss, two sacks and a fumble recovery
• Packers won 2014 Georgia state title with a 15-0 record
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Ja’Quain Jerome Blakely
• First name pronounced juh-QUAIN
• Born: Oct. 15, 1997
• Son of Jackie Hightower and Jerome Blakely
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R-FRESHMAN • RS • 6-3 • 306
UNION CITY, GA. • CREEKSIDE H.S.
2015 - FRESHMAN
• True freshman did not played in any games in 2015
• Had his black stripe removed on Aug. 25
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Creekside High School in Fairburn, Ga. for
coach Olten Downs
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 37 offensive tackle, No. 36
prospect in Georgia)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 29 offensive tackle, No. 31 prospect
in Georgia)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 11 offensive guard, No. 15 prospect in
Georgia)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 42 offensive guard, No. 4 offensive
guard in Georgia)
• Member of ESPN 300
• Helped Seminoles to a 9-3 record his senior season
• High school teammates with current Vols Elliott and Evan
Berry
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Venzell Vincent Edward Boulware
• Born: Aug. 23, 1997
• Son of Amanda Manigault
• Majoring in Communication Studies
DEVANTE BROOKS
TIGHT END
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FRESHMAN • 6-5 • 255
BOWIE, MD. • ST. JOHN’S COLLEGE (D.C) H.S.
PROSPECT RANKINGS
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 35 tight end, No. 5 prospect in
Washington D.C.)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 14 tight end, No. 5 prospect in
Washington D.C.)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 7 prospect in Washington D.C.)
• Scout: 3-sQtar (No. 34 tight end, No. 1 tight end in
Washington D.C.)
HIGH SCHOOL
D.C., playing for coach Joe Patterson
• Invited to 2016 Under Armour All-American Game
• PrepStar Top All-American in 2016
• Missed both his senior and junior seasons after suffering
a torn ACL on two different occasions
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Devante Darnell Brooks
• Born: Jan. 14, 1997
• Son of Nicole and Stephen Brooks
• Attended St. John’s College High School in Washington,
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VENZELL BOULWARE
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LINEBACKER
R-SOPHOMORE • 1L • 6-0 • 238
JACKSON, ALA. • JACKSON H.S.
2015 - R-FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 10/0
• Appeared in 10 games as a reserve linebacker and on
special teams making five tackles
• Made tackles in last two games at Missouri (11/21) and vs.
Vanderbilt (11/28)
• Posted two tackles and forced a fumble in first game
action with Vols vs. Western Carolina (9/19)
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Redshirt season, did not play in any game
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Jackson High School in Jackson, Ala. for
coach Danny Powell
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
2015 10/0 4 1 5 0-0 0-0100 0-0 2-WCU
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles
Forced Fumble
2 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
1 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 11 ILB, No. 9 prospect in Ala.)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 10 ILB, No. 10 prospect in Ala.)
•Rivals: 4-star (No. 17 ILB, No. 14 prospect in Ala.)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 10 ILB)
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• 2013 ASWA Class 5A All-State linebacker
• 2012 ASWA Class 5A All-State honorable mention
• Helped team to 2011 Alabama Class 4A state championship
• Had 60 tackles and nine sacks in his senior campaign
• Recorded 110 tackles and eight sacks as a junior
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Gavin O’Shea Bryant
• Born: May 1, 1995
• Son of Lucretia Brown and Gary Bryant
• Majoring in Arts and Sciences
BAYLEN BUCHANAN
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DEFENSIVE BACK
FRESHMAN • 5-11 • 190
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. • PEACHTREE RIDGE H.S.
PROSPECT RANKINGS
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 60 CB, No. 64 prospect in Georgia)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 64 CB, No. 93 prospect in Georgia)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 41 CB, No. 38 prospect in Georgia)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 54 CB, No. 4 CB in Georgia)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee,
Ga., for coach Mark Fleetwood
• PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection
• Totaled 32 tackles, two interceptions and one fumble
recovery as a senior in 2015
• As a junior in 2014, had 33 tackles with an interception
and fumble recovery
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Baylen Avery Buchanan
• Born: June 19, 1998
• Son of Sheree and Ray Buchanan
• Father Ray starred at Louisville and played in the NFL
with Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons and Oakland
Raiders, earning All-Pro honors twice in 1994 and 1998
ANDREW BUTCHER
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R-FRESHMAN • RS • 6-2 • 275
ALPHARETTA, GA. • ALPHARETTA H.S.
2015 - FRESHMAN
• True freshman taking a medical redshirt season after
undergoing knee surgery prior to the season
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Alpharetta High School in Alpharetta, Ga., for
coach Jacob Nichols
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 11 strong side defensive end, No.
24 prospect in Georgia)
• ESPN: 4-star(No. 67 overall prospect No. 8 defensive end,
No. 11 prospect in Georgia)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 5 weak side defensive end, No. 16
prospect in Georgia)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 58 DE, No. 6 prospect in Georgia)
• 2015 Under Armour All-American
• Member of ESPN 300
• Two-time all-state selection in Georgia in 2013 and 2014
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• Piled up 167 career tackles and 23.5 sacks in prep career
• All-Region 6-AAAAAAA Defensive Player of the Year
• Led Raiders region championship and 10-2 record in 2014
• Team allowed only nine points/game in regular season
• Topped team with 89 tackles and 18 sacks as a senior
• Forced and recovered four fumbles and broke up five
passes in 2014
• As a junior in 2013, had 78 tackles including 13 sacks
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Andrew Lee Butcher
• Born: Feb. 15, 1997 in Alpharetta, Ga.
• Son of Kathleen and Brian Butcher
• Brother of Hannah
• Father Brian was a star guard at Clemson and was
selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1983 NFL Draft
• Majoring in Communication Studies
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R-SENIOR • 3L • 6-1 • 235
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. • RAINES H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 - R-JUNIOR
• Games/Starts: 13/2
• Played all 13 games with two starts at SAM linebacker,
making 11 tackles in 2015
• Two tackles in regular-season finale vs. Vanderbilt (11/28)
• Started at SLB for first time, vs. Arkansas (10/3), made
career-high four tackles
• Two tackles vs. Western Carolina (9/19)
• Made one tackle in 2015 opener vs. Bowling Green (9/5)
2014 - R-SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 7/1
• Played in seven games with one start, made five tackles
• In return to hometown of Jacksonville, made two tackles in
2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Iowa (1/2) in first college start
2013 - R-FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 4/0
• Played in four games on special teams
• Made two tackles, both vs. Western Kentucky (9/7)
2012 - FRESHMAN
• Redshirt season after suffering preseason knee injury
HIGH SCHOOL
• Played at Raines High School in Jacksonville, Fla., for coach
Deran Wiley
• 247sports: 3-star (No. 31 overall linebacker)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 56 overall linebacker)
• Rivals: 3-star
• Scout: 2-star (No. 117 overall linebacker)
• Named to the 2011 AP Class 4A All-State First Team defense
• All-First Coast Wrestling First Team honors from The
(Jacksonville) Times-Union
• Had two interceptions as a junior
• Led Raines High School to an 8-4 record and playoff
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
2013
4/0 2 0 2 0-0 0-0000 0-0 2-WKU
2014
7/1 3 2 50-0 0-00010-0 2-2x
2015
13/2 6 5 11 0-0 0-0000 0-0 4-Ark
Totals 24/311 7180-0 0-00010-0 4-Ark
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles 4 vs. Arkansas, 10/3/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2014 Opp. U-A-T, Other
Utah State 0-0-0
Ark. State 0-0-0
at Oklahoma DNP
at Georgia DNP
Florida
0-0-0
Chattanooga0-0-0
at Ole Miss DNP
Alabama
4-2-6, 1.5-7 tfl
at S. CarolinaDNP
Kentucky
0-1-1
Missouri
DNP
at Vanderbilt 1-1-2
vs Iowa
1-1-2, pbu
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other
vs. B. Green 1-0-1
Oklahoma
0-0-0
W. Carolina 0-2-2
at Florida
0-1-1
Arkansas
3-1-4
Georgia
0-0-0
at Alabama 0-0-0
at Kentucky 0-0-0
S. Carolina 0-0-0
No. Texas
0-0-0
at Missouri 0-1-1
Vanderbilt 2-0-2
Northwestern 0-0-0
appearance as a senior in 2011
• Helped guide the Wolfpack to a 10-3 record as a junior
• Finished third in the state in 220-pound weight class and
won a regional championship as a junior
• Posted a 37-4 record en route as a junior
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Kenneth Wayne Bynum
• Born: July 27, 1994
• Son Seteria and Darrell Pullins
• Majoring in Recreation and Sport Management
TYLER BYRD
WIDE RECEIVER
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KENNY BYNUM
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FRESHMAN • 6-0 • 195
NAPLES, FLA. • NAPLES H.S.
PROSPECT RANKINGS
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 86 overall prospect, No. 9 CB, No.
12 prospect in Florida)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 35 overall prospect, No. 1 athlete, No. 8
prospect in Florida)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 75 overall prospect, No. 7 CB, No. 36
prospect in Florida)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 20 CB, No. 4 CB in Florida)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Naples High School in Naples, Florida for
coach Bill Kramer
• In 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, blocked an extra
point and returned it for two points and intercepted a pass
• Broxson Award winner as the Naples Daily News Player
of the Year in 2015
• Member of 2015 All-USA All-Florida First Team
• Named to 2015 All-State Class 6A First-Team
• Played both wide receiver and cornerback with the
Golden Eagles
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• As a senior in 2015, made 41 tackles, had one interception
and five passes defended as opponents rarely threw into
his coverage
• Caught 36 passes for 641 yards with nine receiving
touchdowns as a senior
• As a junior in 2014, had two interceptions and four passes
defended; also had 10 catches for 228 yards and three
receiving touchdowns.
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Tyler Jarnell Byrd
• Born: Sept. 30, 1996
• Son of Charlie Byrd and Shirley Williams
MARQUEZ CALLAWAY
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WIDE RECEIVER
FRESHMAN • 6-2 • 190
WARNER ROBINS, GA. • WARNER ROBINS H.S.
PROSPECT RANKINGS
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 3 athlete, No. 12 prospect in
Georgia)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 7 safety, No. 15 prospect in Georgia)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 95 prospect in nation, No. 3 athlete,
No. 15 prospect in Georgia)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 136 prospect in nation, No. 14 athlete,
No. 4 athlete in Georgia)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Warner Robins High School in Warner Robins,
Ga., for coach Bryan Way
• Played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in 2016
• Member of ESPN 300
• PrepStar 150 Dream Team
• Named to 2015 Atlanta Journal Constitution All-State
Class AAAAA First Team as a DB
• Honored as an All-State selection on both sides of the
ball by Georgia Sports Writers, as an athlete and defensive
back as a senior
• Had 20 receptions for 319 yards with two touchdowns
as a senior in 2015
• Also rushed 10 times for 149 yards with a touchdown
• On defense, had 15 tackles and three INTs, including one
returned for a touchdown
• As a junior in 2014, had 33 catches for 359 yards and
a touchdown, making 16 tackles on defense with one
interception
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Marquez Antonio Callaway
• First name pronounced mar-QWEZ
• Born: March 27, 1998
• Son of Maureen and Antonio Callaway
• Grew up in military family as his mother, father,
grandmother and uncle all served and his brother is
currently stationed in Korea
JOEY CAVE
DEFENSIVE LINE
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FRESHMAN • 6-5 • 285
KNOXVILLE, TENN. • HARDIN VALLEY ACADEMY
HIGH SCHOOL
• Two-year starter for Hardin Valley Academy collected 58
tackles in 2015, starting at tackle on both sides of the ball
• Voted an All-Region 4-AAA player with the Hawks during
this senior season
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Joey Cave
ANDREW CRAIG
TIGHT END
FRESHMAN • 6-5 • 245
KNOXVILLE, TENN. • WEBB SCHOOL
HIGH SCHOOL
• Helped lead Webb School to Division II-A state
championships in 2013 and 2014
• Two-time all-state defensive lineman who can also play
tight end
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PERSONAL
• Full Name: Andrew Craig
• Son of: Elizabeth and Mike Craig
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R-SENIOR • RS • 6-5 • 246
NORCROSS, GA. • NORCROSS H.S.
CAREER HONORS
•Awarded the John Stucky Award for Power at the 2016
Orange and White Game
2015 - R-JUNIOR
• Sidelined with a scope on his knee, announced by Butch
Jones on Aug. 27, on the heels of missing the 2015
TaxSlayer Bowl with a knee injury suffered in Dec. 2014
2014 - R-SOPHOMORE
 CAREER STATISTICS
Receiving
2012
2013
2014
2015
Totals
GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
3/0000.00.0
0 --
-12/7 18269 14.9 22.4 243-UK 74-UK
12/1 21305 14.5 25.4 4 52-UK 87-UK
0/000 0 0
0 --
-27/8 39574 14.7 21.3 652-UK 87-UK
 CAREER HIGHS
• Games/Starts: 12/1
• Played in 12 games with one start as receiver
• Had 21 catches for 305 yards with four touchdowns
• Suffered a knee injury prior to TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Iowa (1/2)
and missed the game
• Scored touchdowns in three consecutive games at South
Carolina (11/1), Kentucky (11/15) and Missouri (11/22)
• Had a catch in 12 consecutive games from Sept. 14, 2013
through Sept. 6, 2014
• Caught a 4-yard touchdown in the late fourth quarter vs.
#19 Missouri (11/22); had three catches for 10 yards
• Scored career long 52-yard touchdown as part of career
high 87 receiving yards on three catches vs. Kentucky (11/15)
• Game-tying touchdown catch on a 9-yard reception with 11
seconds left in regulation at South Carolina (11/1) as part of
two catches for 20 yards
• Career high of six catches for 76 receiving yards vs.
Chattanooga (10/11), both team highs in the game
• Four catches for 60 yards at #12/13 Georgia (9/27),
including as 23-yard touchdown catch
• 12-game catch streak ended at #4/3 Oklahoma (9/13)
• Had two catches for 41 yards in win over Utah State (8/31)
2013 Opp. Rec-Yards-TD, Lg 2014 Opp. Rec-Yards-TD, Lg
Austin Peay 0-0-0
Utah State 2-41-0, 27
W. Kentucky 0-0-0
Ark. State 1-11-0, 11
at Oregon
1-4-1, 4
at Oklahoma 0-0-0
at Florida
2-31-0, 24
at Georgia 4-60-1, 25
So. Alabama 3-50-0, 22
Florida 0-0-0
Georgia
2-25-0, 16
Chattanooga 6-76-0, 30
So. Carolina 1-23-0, 23
Ole Miss 0-0-0
at Alabama 2-12-0, 7
Alabama 0-0-0
at Missouri 2-32-0, 22
at So. Carolina 2-20-1, 11
Auburn
2-15-0, 8
Kentucky 3-87-1, 52
Vanderbilt
1-3-0, 3
Missouri 3-10-1, 8
at Kentucky 2-74-1, 43
at Vanderbilt 0-0-0
vs. Iowa
DNP-INJ
2013 - R-FRESHMAN
HIGH SCHOOL
• Games/Starts: 12/7
• Played in all 12 games, started seven times in 2013
• Fourth on team in catches (18) and third in receiving
yards (269) along with two touchdowns (at Oregon and
at Kentucky)
• 74 receiving yards on two catches at Kentucky (11/30)
including second-career touchdown on a 43-yard
juggling catch; suffered broken collarbone on second
catch of the game
• Third game in a row with two catches, for 15 yards, vs.
#7 Auburn (11/9)
• Two receptions for second game in a row at #10 Missouri
(11/2), for 32 yards
• Two catches for 12 yards at #1 Alabama (10/26)
• Clutch 23-yard catch for first down in win over #11 South
Carolina (10/19)
• Two catches, both for first downs, vs. homestate #6
Georgia (10/5) for 25 yards
• Three catches for 50 yards vs. South Alabama (9/28)
• Two catches for 31 yards at #19 Florida (9/21)
• First career catch for first career touchdown on a 4-yard
catch at #2 Oregon (9/14)
2012 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 3/0
• Redshirt season after suffering a shoulder injury
• Made college debut against Georgia State (9/8/12)
Receptions
Receiving Yards
Touchdowns
Long Reception
6 vs. Chattanooga, 10/11/14
87 vs. Kentucky, 11/15/14
1 six times, last vs. Missouri, 11/22/14
52 vs. Kentucky, 11/15/14
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
• Played at Norcross H.S. in Georgia for coach Keith Maloof
• 247sports: 4-star (No. 178 prospect nationally, No. 20 overall
wide receiver, No. 15 prospect in Georgia)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 54 overall wide receiver, No. 44 prospect
in Georgia, No. 54 prospect in Southeast)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 246 prospect nationally, No. 41 overall
wide receiver, No. 19 prospect in Georgia)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 44 overall wide receiver)
• Recorded 34 catches for 688 yards and 10 touchdowns as a
senior at Norcross High School
• As a junior, totaled 30 catches for 506 yards and four TDs
• Competed in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl
• 2011 Rivals.com U.S. Army National All-Combine Second
Team selection
• Rivals250 and Top247 member
• Selected to the 2011 Super Southeast 120 by the Mobile
(Ala.) Register
• Also competed in basketball and track and won state
championship in basketball
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JASON CROOM
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Jason Isaiah-Labron Croom
• Born on February 28, 1994
• Son of Karen Croom-Terry and Terence Terry Jr.
• Majoring in Sociology
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PUNTER
R-JUNIOR • 1L • 6-1 • 248
DICKSON, TENN. • DICKSON COUNTY H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2016 Ray Guy Award Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Preseason Media Days All-SEC Third Team
• 2016 Athlon Sports Preseason Third Team All-SEC
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason Third Team All-SEC
• 2015-16 Pro Football Focus Team of Bowl Season
• 2015 Ray Guy Award Watch List
• 2015 Burlsworth Award Candidate, presented to nation’s
most outstanding player who began career as walk-on
2015 - R-SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/13
• Starting punter in 2015, third year in the program
• Former walk-on, earned scholarship prior to 2015 season
• Season average of 45.7 yards per punt set new Tennessee
record for punt average with a minimum of 50 punts
• In first 13 college games, averaged 45.7 yards per punt,
eighth in the NCAA and second in the SEC
• Of 60 punts, 25 have landed inside 20-yard line and 22
have been of 50-plus yards
• Boomed four punts for 47.8 average with two punts
inside the 20-yard line and two punts of 50-plus yards in
Outback Bowl vs. Northwestern (1/1)
• Seven punts for 45.3 average on cold night at Missouri
(11/21), booming career-long 61 for the third time this
season; also landed four inside the 20 and three inside
the 10-yard line
• Four punts, all of which landed inside the 20-yard line, vs.
North Texas (11/14) with 39.0 average
• Five punts for 44.2 average with two of 50+ yards vs.
South Carolina (11/7)
• Four punts for 43.2 average at #8 Alabama (10/24)
• Seven punts for a 45.0 average vs. #19 Georgia (10/10),
including huge 56-yard punt that rolled out of bounds at
1-yard line with 1:48 left in game
• Four punts for 46.5-yard average vs. Arkansas (10/3)
• Boomed six punts for a 51.3 average (seventh-best in a
game in Tennessee history) at Florida (9/26), including
four of 50-plus yards with a long of 56
• Four punts, all landed inside 20-yard line, for 42.8
average vs. Western Carolina (9/19)
• Averaged 50.0 yards per punt on nine punts vs. #19
Oklahoma (9/12), including five punts of 50-plus yards
and three inside the 20-yard line; longest was 61 yards.
• In debut, boomed three punts for 47.0 average including
a long of 61 yards vs. Bowling Green (9/5)
2014 - R-FRESHMAN
• Squad member, did not play in any games
2013 - FRESHMAN
• Redshirt season, did not play in any games
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PuntingGP/GS No Yds Avg TB FC I20 I10 50+ Blk
2015
13/13 602742 45.7 9 15 25 15 22 1
Long
61-3x
 CAREER HIGHS
Punts
Punting Yards
Punting Average
Punts of 50-Plus Yards
Punts Inside 20-Yard Line
9 vs. Oklahoma, 9/12/15
450 vs. Oklahoma, 9/12/15
51.3 at Florida, 9/26/15
5 vs. Oklahoma, 9/12/15
4, three times, last at Missouri, 11/21/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2015 Opp. Punting
vs. B. Green 3-141-47.0, 61 Lg, 1 I-20, 1 I-10, 1 50+
Oklahoma 9-450-50.0, 61 Lg, 3 I-20, 1 1-10, 5 50+
W. Carolina 4-171-42.8, 53 Lg, 4 I-20, 2 I-10, 1 50+
at Florida 6-306-51.3, 56 Lg, 2 I-20, 1 I-10, 4 50+
Arkansas
4-186-46.5, 49 Lg
Georgia
7-315-45.0, 56 Lg, 3 I-20, 3 50+
at Alabama 4-173-43.2, 53 Lg, 1 50+
at Kentucky 2-71-35.5, 43 Lg, 1 I-20
So. Carolina 5-221-44.2, 58 Lg, 1 I-20, 1 I-10, 2 50+
North Texas 4-156-39.0, 46 Lg, 4 I-20, 2 I-10
at Missouri 7-317-45.3, 61 Lg, 4 I-20, 3 I-10, 3 50+
Vanderbilt 1-42-42.0, 42 Lg
Northwestern 4-191-47.8, 57 Lg, 2 I-20, 1 I-10, 2 50+
 DANIEL ON THE CHARTS
¢ Punting Average - Season (Min. 50 Punts)
1. 2. 3. 4.
5. 45.6
45.3
45.0
44.5
43.8
Trevor Daniel
Dustin Colquitt
Craig Colquitt
Michael Palardy
Jimmy Colquitt
2015
2003
1977
2013
1981
HIGH SCHOOL
• Coached by Troy Williams at Dickson County High School
• Named a Prokicker First Team All-American after his
senior season
• Was a three-year letterwinner on the football team, a
member of the basketball team for four, the soccer team
for two and the baseball team for two at Dickson
• Earned all-district accolades in his junior and senior
seasons
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Trevor Lyn Daniel
• Born: December 8, 1994
• Son of Kimberly and Wade Daniel
• Majoring in Recreation and Sport Management
QUARTERBACK
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ALPHARETTA, GA. • ALPHARETTA H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2016 Tennessee Team Captain
• 2016 Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Walter Camp Player of the Year Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Davey O’Brien Award Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Wuerffel Trophy Preseason Watch List
• 2016 CFPA Nat. Performer of Year Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Preseason Media Days All-SEC Second Team
• 2016 Phil Steele Preseason Second Team All-SEC
• 2016 Athlon Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason No. 12 QB
•Awarded the Peyton Manning Leadership Award (Off.) at
the 2016 Orange and White Game
•2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• ESPN SportsCenter #1 Play of Day (1/1/16)
• Maxwell Award Player of the Week (10/15/15)
• Manning Award Star of the Week (10/15/15)
• Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of Week (10/13/15)
• SEC Offensive Player of the Week (10/12/15)
• Athlon National Player of the Week (10/12/15)
• Capital One Impact Performance (10/12/15)
• Walter Camp National Player of the Week (10/11/15)
• Manning Award Star Of Week (9/9/15)
• 2015 Preseason All-SEC Third Team by AP & Coaches
• 2015 Athlon Sports Preseason SEC All Conference Third
Team Offense
• 2015 Sporting News Best SEC Player Under Pressure
• 2015 Lindy’s Sports Coolest in the Clutch (SEC Accolade)
• 2015 Lindy’s Sports No. 14 Top Quarterbacks
• 2015 Lindy’s Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC
• 2015 Athlon Sports Preseason Third Team All-SEC
• 2015 NFL.com No. 2 Smartest Player in College Football
• 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl MVP
• 2014 NFL.com Top 15 Smartest Players in College Football
• 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Manning Award Star Of Week (11/3/14 and 11/17/14)
• Manning Quarterback Star Of Week (11/3/14)
• College Hall of Fame Performer Of Week (11/5/14)
• SEC Offensive Player Of Week (11/3/14)
• 247Sports National Performer Of The Week (11/3/14)
• National Player Of Week by Athlon Sports (11/2/14)
2015 - JUNIOR
• Games/Starts: 13/13
• In 13 starts in 2015, thrown for 2,291 yards on 205-of-344
with 15 touchdown passes and only five interceptions
• One of three SEC players over the last 20 years to have
300 yards passing and 100 yards rushing a game (with
Johnny Manziel & Tim Tebow), accomplishing the feat vs.
Georgia in 2015 and South Carolina in 2014
• Vols are 14-5 in his last 19 starts, dating to 2013 season
• In his last 18 starts, Vols are averaging 34.2 points per
game and 424 yards of total offense
• Thrown at least one touchdown in 13 of his last 19 starts
with multiple scoring throws 10 times
• Rushed for at least one touchdown in 13 of his last 19
starts with two or more in six of those games
• With only five interceptions no Vols starting quarterback
threw fewer in a season since Peyton Manning threw just
four in 1995
• Rushed for school-record (by a quarterback) 671 yards
(51.6 yards per game) with 11 rushing scores; also caught
 CAREER STATISTICS
Passing
2013
2014
2015
Totals
GP/GS Com Att TD Int Yds Per/G Long High Yd
5/4 72 121 2 6 695 139.0 43-UK240-Miz
6/511217796
1206201.052-UK
301-SC
13/13 205344 15 52291 176.2 75-UK312-UGa
24/22 389642 26 174192 174.7 75-UK312-UGa
Rushing
2013
2014
2015
Totals
GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
5/4 38189 5.0 37.8 140-UK 52-UK
6/5 104469 4.5 78.2 8 36-SC 166-SC
13/13146671 4.6 51.611 62-UF 136-UF
24/22 2881329 4.6 55.4 20 62-UF 166-SC
Receiving
2015
GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
13/13 1 5858.0 4.5 158-UF 58-UF
 CAREER HIGHS
Completions
26 at Missouri, 11/2/13
Attempts
42 at Missouri, 11/2/13 & vs. Georgia, 10/10/15
Passing Touchdowns 3 vs. Kentucky, 11/15/14 & vs. Georgia, 10/10/15
Passing Yards
312 vs. Georgia, 10/10/15
Rushing Attempts
24 at South Carolina, 11/1/14
Rushing Yards
166 at South Carolina, 11/1/14 (UT QB Record)
Rushing Touchdowns
3 at South Carolina, 11/1/14
Receptions
1 at Florida, 9/26/15
Receiving Yards
58 at Florida, 9/26/15
Receiving Touchdowns
1 at Florida, 9/26/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2013 Opp. Comp Att TD INT Pct. Yards Lg Run YdsTD Lg
at Alabama 5 1200
40.07529 3
19
0
12
at Missouri (L) 26 42 0 2 61.9 240 25 7 45 0 33
Auburn (L)
16 25 0 1 64.0 128 30 10 50 0 32
Vanderbilt (L) 11 19 0 2 57.9 53 23 11 23 0 14
at Kentucky (W)14 23 2 1 60.9 199 43 7 52 140
2014 Opp. Comp Att TD INT Pct. Yards Lg Run YdsTD Lg
Alabama
19 32 2 1 59.4 192 28 19 75 030
at S.Carolina (W)23 40 2 1 57.5 301 42 24166 3 36
Kentucky (W) 19 27 3 0 70.3 297 52 10 48 1 13
Missouri (L) 243711
64.9
195
2417
13
0
21
at Vanderbilt (W)11 20 0 2 55.0 92 33 21 91 2 23
vs. Iowa (W) 16 21 1 1 76.2 129 19 13 76 2 20
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JOSHUA DOBBS
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2015 Opp. Comp Att TD INT Pct. Yards Lg Run YdsTD Lg
vs. B.Green (W) 15 22 2 0 68.2 205 45 12 89 1 30
Oklahoma (L)133111
41.9125
2014
12
1
15
W. Carolina (W) 15 21 2 0 71.4 144 25 4 6 0 11
at Florida (L) 10 17 0 0 58.8 83 19 18136 0 62
Arkansas (L) 20360055.623231 7717
Georgia (W) 25 42 3 1 59.5 312 39 18 118 2 27
at Alabama (L) 13 22 1 0 59.1 171 34 16 19 0 17
at Kentucky (W)16 26 2 1 61.5 233 75 7 51 2 28
So. Carolina (W)20 34 2 1 58.8 255 37 13 35 0 10
No. Texas (W) 15 23 0 1 65.2 136 26 4 3 0 7
at Missouri (W) 16 24 0 0 75.0 89 21 10 54 1 23
Vanderbilt (W) 13 21 2 0 61.9 140 18 11 93 125
Northwestern (W)
142500
56.016642 12
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 DOBBS ON THE CHARTS
¢ Passing Completions - Career
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6. 7.
863
775
733
540
514
476
389
Peyton Manning
Casey Clausen
Erik Ainge
Tyler Bray
Andy Kelly
Jeff Francis
Joshua Dobbs
1994-97
2000-03
2004-07
2010-12
1988-91
1985-88
2013-Pres.
¢ Passing Yards - Career
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6. 7. 8.
11,201
9,707
8,700
7,444
6,397
5,867
4,592
4,192
Peyton Manning
Casey Clausen
Erik Ainge
Tyler Bray
Andy Kelly
Jeff Francis
Tee Martin
Joshua Dobbs
1994-97
2000-03
2004-07
2010-12
1988-91
1985-88
1996-99
2013-Pres.
¢ Passing Attempts - Career
1.
2.
3. 4.
5. 6. 7.
1,381
1,270
1,210
922
846
768
642
Peyton Manning
Casey Clausen
Erik Ainge
Tyler Bray
Andy Kelly
Jeff Francis
Joshua Dobbs
1994-97
2000-03
2004-07
2010-12
1988-91
1985-88
2013-Pres.
¢ Total Offense - Career
1.
2.
3. 4. 5.
6. 7.
11,020
9,577
8,473
7,237
6,427
5,900
5,521
Peyton Manning
Casey Clausen
Erik Ainge
Tyler Bray
Andy Kelly
Jeff Francis
Joshua Dobbs
1994-97
2000-03
2004-07
2010-12
1988-91
1985-88
2013-Pres.
¢ Rushing Yards By Quarterback - Career
1.
2.
3. 4. 1,374
1,329
966
614
Jimmy Streater
Joshua Dobbs
Condredge Holloway
Tee Martin
1976-79
2013-Pres.
1972-74
1996-99
¢ Rushing TDs By Quarterback - Career
1.
2.
3. 4.
5. 25
20
16
14
12
12
Jimmy Streater
Joshua Dobbs
Tee Martin
Heath Shuler
Peyton Manning
Dewey Warren
1976-79
2013-Pres.
1996-99
1991-93
1994-97
1965-67
¢ Rushing Yards By Quarterback - Season
1.
2.
3. 4
671
593
469
433
Joshua Dobbs
Jimmy Streater
Joshua Dobbs
Condredge Holloway
2015
1978
2014
1973
a 58-yard touchdown at Florida (9/26)
• Seventh in career completions at Tennessee with 389
• Ranks eighth in career passing yards with 4,192; next: No.
7 Tee Martin (4,592)
• Rushing total of 671 is most in a season by a QB in UT
history, breaking record of 593 by Jimmy Streater (1978)
• Rushed for 20 career touchdowns, second all-time to
Jimmy Streater (25)
• Second all-time in career rushing yards by a quarterback
with 1,329, behind Jimmy Streater (1,374)
• Led Vols to second consecutive bowl championship with
214 yards (166 passing and 48 rushing) in Outback Bowl
win over Northwestern (1/1), rushed for two touchdowns
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including SportsCenter #1 Play of Day with a tightrope
down right sideline for 18-yard rushing touchdown
• Accounted for three touchdowns with two passing
and one rushing score in regular-season finale win vs.
Vanderbilt (11/28), threw for 140 yards on 13-of-21 and run
for 93 yards on 11 carries in the win
• Rushed for Vols’ lone touchdown in win at Missouri
(11/21), just prior to halftime to key victory, finished with
143 total yards (89 passing and 54 rushing)
• 290 yards of total offense with 255 passing yards and two
TD passes in win over South Carolina (11/7)
• Totaled 284 yards of total offense and four touchdowns
at Kentucky (10/31); threw a career-long 75-yard scoring
pass to Jose Malone along with a 37-yard score to Jalen
Hurd while scoring on runs of 28 and 1 yard
• Numerous honors after his second-career 300-yard
passing/100-yard rushing game vs. Georgia (10/10)
• Racked up 430 yards of total offense (fifth-most in a
game in Vols history) and accounted for five touchdowns
in win over #19 Georgia (10/10); threw for career-high 312
yards on 25-of-42 with three touchdowns and ran for 118
yards with two touchdowns
• Threw for 232 yards on 20-of-36 with a rushing
touchdown vs. Arkansas (10/3)
• Had 277 yards of total offense (136 rushing, 83 passing, 58
receiving) at Florida (9/26); caught a 58-yard touchdown
pass from Jauan Jennings to became first Vols’ quarterback
with a reception since Peyton Manning in 1997
• In the Florida game, Dobbs became the first player in
FBS since Tulsa’s James Kilian in 2003 to lead his team
in rushing, passing, receiving yards in the same game;
Dobbs became the first player since Indiana’s Antwaan
Randle El in 1998 to have 100-plus rushing, 50-passing
and 50-plus receiving yards in the same game
• Rush of 62 yards at Florida was longest by a Vols
quarterback since Jimmy Streater had an 80-yard rush vs.
California (9/10/1977)
• Started 12-of-13 and finished 15-of-21 for 144 yards with
two touchdown passes vs. Western Carolina (9/19)
• Threw for 125 yards and a TD to Josh Malone, also ran for
a touchdown vs. #19 Oklahoma (9/12)
• Opened 2015 season with 294 yards of total offense,
throwing for two touchdowns and rushing for another in
59-30 win over Bowling Green (9/5)
2014 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 6/5
• 4-1 as Vols starting quarterback, leading UT to 36.7 points
per game and 431 yards of offense per game
• In six games compiled 1,675 total yards of offense (279
per game) and responsible for 17 touchdowns (nine
passing and eight rushing)
• Led Vols in touchdowns scored with eight, all rushing
• In six games, threw for 1,206 yards (201 per game) on 112of-177 with nine passing touchdowns and rushed for 469
yards (78.2 per game) with eight scores and a rushing
two-point conversion
• Named MVP of 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl leading Vols to 45-28
win over Iowa (1/2)
• In TaxSlayer Bowl, accounted for 205 yards of total
offense and three touchdowns, throwing for 129 yards on
16-of-21 with a passing touchdown; ran for 76 yards and
two touchdowns
• Became first Vols QB to run for two scores in a bowl since
Casey Clausen had two in the 2002 Florida Citrus Bowl
• Compiled 183 total yards (92 passing, 91 rushing) with
two rushing touchdowns in win at Vanderbilt (11/29)
• Threw for 195 yards on 24-of-37 with a late touchdown
pass vs. #19 Missouri (11/22), also ran in for 2-point
conversion following that touchdown pass
• Picked up 345 yards of total offense with four touchdowns
in win over Kentucky (11/15), threw for 297 yards on 19-of27 with three touchdowns while running for 48 yards and
a 9-yard touchdown
2013 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 5/4
• Named starting quarterback on Oct. 29, the eighth true
freshman to start at QB for Vols in 117-year history
• In five games, with four starts, threw for 695 yards on
72-of-121 for a 59.5 completion percentage with two
touchdowns and five interceptions
• Ran for 189 yards and a touchdown in five games, the
most rushing yards by a Vols’ quarterback since Tee
Martin (317) in 1999
• Threw for first two touchdowns of his career at Kentucky
(11/30) as part of 14-of-23 game for 199 yards
• At Kentucky, ran for first career rushing touchdown for
40 yards (longest rushing TD by a Vols quarterback
since Alan Cockrell in 1983); ran for 52 yards overall, the
most by a Vols QB since Tee Martin had 54 rushing yards
vs. Kentucky in 1998
• In home debut vs. #7 Auburn (11/9), threw for 128 yards
on 16-of-28; he also ran for 50 yards on 10 carries
• In first college start at #10 Missouri (11/2), threw for 240
yards on 26-of-42; completions and attempts mark are
most by a Vols true freshman on his debut in history
• Ran for team-best 45 yards at Missouri, including 33yard rush, which was longest by a true QB since Tee
Martin (38 yards) in 1999
• Made debut at #1 Alabama (10/26), playing entire second
half, throwing for 75 yards on 5-of-12; engineered first
TD drive at Alabama for any opponent in 2013
• Most passing yards in a freshman debut since 2004; Erik
Ainge (118) and Brent Schaeffer (123) vs. UNLV
HIGH SCHOOL
• Coached by Jason Dukes at Alpharetta High School
• Rated four-star by 247Sports (No. 10 prospect in
Georgia, No. 8 pro-style QB and No. 107 in the Top247
national prospects)
• Rated 4-star by ESPN (No. 21 prospect in Georgia, No. 4
dual threat QB and in the ESPN 300 as the No. 177 player
in the country)
• Rated 4-star by Scout (No. 12 quarterback)
• Rated 3-star by Rivals (No. 46 prospect in Georgia, No.
20 pro-style QB)
• In his senior season at Alpharetta, threw for 3,625 yards
and 29 TDs while rushing for 419 yards and 10 TDs.
• Finished his junior season 294-of-392 for 3,113 passing
yards and 29 touchdowns, also rushing for 200 yards
and two touchdowns
• 2012 Elite 11 finalist
• Earned Honorable Mention All-State, First Team AllCounty, First Team All-Region, Second Team All-Area,
First Team All-Conference, Alpharetta H.S. Offensive
MVP, and AHS Scholar Athlete honors as a senior
• Named the Georgia Rising Senior Bowl Offensive MVP
after throwing for 237 yards, rushing for 56 yards and
accounting for three touchdowns in the game
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Robert Joshua Dobbs
• Born: January 26, 1995
• Son of Stephanie and Robert Dobbs
• Majoring in Aerospace Engineering
• Named one of 14 smartest college football players by the
NFL.com in 2014
• Had summer internships in 2015 and 2016 at Pratt &
Whitney, where he worked at the world leader in design,
manufacture and service of aircraft engines for the
United States government
QUINTEN DORMADY
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QUARTERBACK
SOPHOMORE • 1L • 6-4 • 216
BOERNE, TEXAS • BOERNE H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 6/0
• Played in six games in true freshman season, completed
13-of-22 for 209 yards with a touchdown pass
• Added on 16 pounds since coming to Tennessee as an
early spring enrollee in Jan. 2015
• In Outback Bowl, was 2-of-4 for 28 yards vs. Northwestern (1/1)
• Finished regular-season finale win vs. Vanderbilt (11/28)
with 52 yards on 2-of-4 passing
• Played late vs. North Texas (11/14) and completed 3-of-5
for 36 yards with four carries for six yards
• Threw first touchdown pass, 24-yard score to Preston
Williams, vs. Western Carolina (9/19), as he was 6-of-8
for 93 yards
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Boerne High School, playing under his father
Mike Dormady
GENERAL STAFF PLAYERSREVIEW HISTORY HONORS VOLMANAC RECORDS
• Became first UT player with 300 passing yards and 100
rushing yards in the same game at South Carolina (11/1)
finishing with career highs of 301 passing yards and 166
rushing yards
• Rushing total of 166 at South Carolina set Tennessee
record for rushing yards by a quarterback breaking Jimmy
Streater’s record of 150 vs. Cal in 1977
• Accounted for five touchdowns at South Carolina with
three rushing TDs and two passing scores
• Made 2014 season debut vs. Alabama (10/25) coming on
in the third series. Threw for 192 yards on 19-of-32 with
two touchdown passes, also ran for 75 yards on 19 carries
 CAREER STATISTICS
Passing
2015
GP/GS Com Att TD Int Yds Per/G LongHigh Yd
6/0 13 22 1 0209 34.849-WCU93-WCU
Rushing
2015
GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
6/0 10 5 0.5 0.80 6-BG 10-BG
 CAREER HIGHS
Completions
Attempts
Passing Touchdowns
Passing Yards
6 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
8 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
1 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
93 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2015 Opp. Comp Att TD INT Pct. Yards Lg Run YdsTD Lg
vs. B.Green 0 1000.0 00 3
10
06
W. Carolina
6
8 1 0 75.0 93 49 2 -2 0 2
at Kentucky 0 000 0 00 00
00
North Texas 3 500
60.03621 46
04
Vanderbilt
2 400
50.05225 00
00
Northwestern 2 400
50.02818 1
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• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 5 pro-style quarterback, No. 24
prospect in Texas)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 14 pro-style quarterback, No. 45 prospect in Texas)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 12 pro-style quarterback, No. 37 prospect in Texas)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 28 quarterback, No. 4 quarterback in
Texas)
• Totaled nearly 6,000 passing yards in two varsity seasons with 59 touchdown passes
• Threw for 2,893 yards on 210-of-369 with 32 touchdowns
as a senior in 2014
• Also rushed for five touchdowns and 261 yards
• Guided Greyhounds to an 8-3 record and a berth in the
playoffs as a senior
• Threw four or more touchdowns in five different games
and 300-plus yards in four games
• Opened season with 409 passing yards with five touchdowns in win
• Threw multiple touchdowns in every game except for
one as a senior
• Missed his junior season with a torn labrum
• Honorable mention all-state as a sophomore
• As a sophomore in 2012, threw for 3,010 yards on 228of-372 with 27 touchdowns and just nine interceptions
• Also played baseball with the Greyhounds
PERSONAL
• Full name: Quinten Michael Dormady
• Born: Feb. 19, 1996 in West Union, Iowa
• Son of Mike and Lisa Dormady
• Brother of Marcus and twin sisters Breck and McKenna
• Hometown and high school name is pronounced: Burnie
TAELER DOWDY
RUNNING BACK
35
FRESHMAN • 6-1 • 185
MURFREESBORO, TENN. • BLACKMAN H.S.
HIGH SCHOOL
• Standout running back for Blackman rushed for 2,132
yards with 30 touchdowns in 2015
• Named Tennessee’s Region 2-6A Offensive MVP in 2015
• Voted a Class 6A Mr. Football semifinalist
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Taeler Dowdy
• Born: Feb. 13, 1998
• Son of: Karen and Terrance Dowdy
THOMAS EDWARDS
OFFENSIVE LINE
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R-JUNIOR • 1L • 6-4 • 315
KINGSPORT, TENN. • DOBYNS-BENNETT H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2013-14 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
• Redshirt season
HIGH SCHOOL
2015 - R-SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 4/0
• Played in late action on the offensive line in four games
• Played at Dobyns-Bennett High School in Kingsport,
Tenn., for coach Graham Clark
• All-Big Eight Conference First Team by Tri-Cities Sports
• Played in the Toyota East/West All-Star Game
2014 - R-FRESHMAN
PERSONAL
• Games/Starts: 2/0
• Made college debut against Chattanooga (10/11), also
saw action vs. Kentucky (11/15)
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• Full Name: Thomas Patton Edwards
• Born: March 28, 1995
• Son of Tracey Edwards
• Majoring in Supply Chain Management
WIDE RECEIVER
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R-JUNIOR • SQ • 5-9 • 182
CLEVELAND, TENN. • BRADLEY CENTRAL H.S
2015 - R-FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 3/0
• Played three games, making debut vs. Western Carolina
(9/19), also played at Kentucky (10/31) and Vanderbilt (11/28)
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Walk-on, joined Vols in fall of 2014
• Redshirt season, did not play in any games
HIGH SCHOOL
• Multi-sport athlete at Bradley Central, played football, ran
track and played soccer
• Played running back and returned kick for head coach
Damen Floyd at Bradley Central
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Logan James Fetzner
• Born on May 10, 1995
• Son of Lisa and Dennis Fetzner
• Majoring in International Business
CARLIN FILS-AIME
RUNNING BACK
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FRESHMAN • 5-11 • 175
NAPLES, FLA. • NAPLES H.S.
PROSPECT RANKINGS
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 12 RB, No. 40 prospect in Florida)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 8 RB, No. 27 prospect in Florida)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 14 RB, No. 46 prospect in Florida)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 14 RB, No. 3 running back in Florida)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Naples High School in Naples, Florida for
coach Bill Kramer
• Member of ESPN 300
• PrepStar Top All-American
• Named Naples Daily News Offensive Player of the Year
in 2015
• Member of 2015 All-USA All-Florida First Team
• Named to 2015 All-State Class 6A First-Team
• Piled up 2,624 rushing yards and 41 touchdowns in his
prep career
• Ran for 1,505 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior in
2015, also had 14 catches or 375 yards and five touchdowns
• Ran for over 100 yards in nine of 12 games as a senior,
averaging 116 yards per game
• Also returned nine kickoffs for 161 yards giving him 2,041
all-purpose yards, averaging 9.5 yards per touch
• Helped Eagles to an 11-2 record and a berth in the Class
6A state semifinals, their longest postseason run since
2007
• Played in just three games as a junior after suffering an
ankle injury and rushed for 232 yards and three scores
• As a sophomore in 2013, rushed for 873 yards and 15
touchdowns
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LOGAN FETZNER
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Carlin Fils-Aime
• Last name pronounced fills-uh-ME
• Born: Oct. 27, 1996
• Guardians: Tammy and Brad Simmons
CHARLES FOLGER
DEFENSIVE LINE
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R-SENIOR • SQ • 6-4 • 265
AUGUSTA, GA. • LINCOLN COUNTY H.S.
2015 - R-JUNIOR
• Games/Starts: 1/0
• Played vs. Western Carolina (9/19)
2014 - R-SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 1/0
• Made college debut against Kentucky (11/15)
2013 - R-FRESHMAN
• Squad member, did not play in any games
2012 - FRESHMAN
• Redshirt season
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HIGH SCHOOL
• Played defensive end and right tackle at Lincoln County
High School in Georgia for coach Larry Campbell
• Honored as Red Devils’ “Most Improved Player” as a senior
PERSONAL
• Full name: Charles Allan Folger
• Born: November 21, 1993
• Son of Cindy and Charles Folger
• Majoring in Special Education
MALIK FOREMAN
DEFENSIVE BACK
13
SENIOR • 3L • 5-10 • 190
KINGSPORT, TENN. • DOBYNS-BENNETT H.S.
2015 - JUNIOR
• Games/Starts: 13/10
• Vols starting nickelback and back-up kickoff returner
• Switched his number from #22 to #13 to honor teammate
Devaun Swafford, who had his career ended due to
injury (The pair played together at Dobyns-Bennett H.S.
and with Vols)
• Played all 13 games with 10 starts (all at nickelback) in
2015, making 25 tackles, 4.0 TFLs, an interception and
a forced fumble
• Second on team with 10 pass break-ups
• Posted 13 of his 24 tackles in final four regular-season
games
• All four TFLs came in last four regular-season games
• Second career interception came in the Outback Bowl
win over Northwestern (1/1)
• Three tackles in each of last two games at Missouri (11/21)
and vs. Vanderbilt (11/28)
• Season-high four tackles, including a TFL and two pass
break-ups vs. North Texas (11/14)
• Forced game-clinching fumble in final minute of win over
South Carolina (11/7) and had three tackles with two
TFLs in most complete game
• Three tackles with two pass break-ups at Florida (9/26)
• First career start came in 2015 opener vs. Bowling Green
(9/5), making three tackles
2014 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/0
• Played in all 13 games and made 10 tackles
• Returned four kickoff returns for 70 yards
• Career-high five tackles in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win over
Iowa (1/2), also returned a kickoff for 18 yards
• Had a 23-yard kickoff return at South Carolina (11/1)
• First kickoff returns came vs. Chattanooga (10/11) with two
returns for 29 yards, also had two tackles
• Made tackles at Georgia (9/27) and vs. Arkansas State (9/6)
• Played in season opener vs. Utah State (8/31)
2013 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 9/0
• True freshman served as a backup cornerback in 2013
• Played in nine games; made 10 tackles with a TFL
• Posted two special teams tackles at Kentucky (11/30)
• Had a 3-yard tackle for loss at #1 Alabama (10/26)
• Intercepted first career pass in college debut vs. Austin
Peay (8/31)
• Became first Vol true freshman since Dwayne Goodrich
(8/31/1996) to have an interception in season opener.
Finished with three tackles in debut
HIGH SCHOOL
• Coached by Graham Clark at Dobyns-Bennett High School
in Kingsport, Tenn.
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 19 prospect in Tennessee)
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 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
2013 9/0 6 4 10 0-0 1-3000 1-4 3-2x
2014
13/0 8 2 10 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0-0 5-Iowa
2015 13/10 22 3 25 0-0 4-7 1 010 1-0 4-NT
Totals 35/1036 9 45 0-0 5-10 1011 2-4 5-Iowa
Kick ReturnsGP/GS No Yds
2014 13/0 4 70
Avg P
er/G TD Long High Yd
17.55.4 023-SC 29-UTC
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Tackles
5 vs. Iowa, 1/2/15
Tackle For Loss
2 vs. South Carolina, 11/7/15
Interceptions 1 vs. Austin Peay, 8/31/13 & vs. Northwestern, 1/1/16
Pass Break-Ups
2 vs. North Texas, 11/14/15
Forced Fumble
2 vs. South Carolina, 11/7/15
Kickoff Returns
2 vs. Chattanooga, 10/11/14
Kickoff Return Yards
29 vs. Chattanooga, 10/11/14
Long Kickoff Return
23 at South Carolina, 11/1/14
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2013 Opp. U-A-T, Other
Austin Peay 3-0-3, 1-4 int, pd
W. Kentucky 0-0-0
at Oregon
0-0-0
at Florida
DNP
So. Alabama DNP
Georgia
0-0-0
So. Carolina DNP
at Alabama 1-0-1, 1-3 tfl
at Missouri 1-0-1
Auburn
1-2-3
Vanderbilt
0-0-0
at Kentucky 0-2-2
2014 Opp. U-A-T, Other / KR
Utah State 0-0-0
Ark. State 1-0-1
at Oklahoma 0-0-0
at Georgia 1-0-1
Florida 0-0-0
Chattanooga 0-2-2 / 2-29-0, 15
at Ole Miss 1-0-1
Alabama 0-0-0
at So. Carolina0-0-0 / 1-23-0, 23
Kentucky 0-0-0
Missouri 0-0-0 pbu
at Vanderbilt 0-0-0
vs. Iowa
5-0-5
2015 Opp.
vs. B. Green
Oklahoma
W. Carolina
at Florida
Arkansas
Georgia
at Alabama
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other
at Kentucky 0-1-1
So. Carolina 3-0-3, 2-3 tfl, ff, pbu
No. Texas
4-0-4, 1-1 tfl, 2 pbu
at Missouri 3-0-3, 1-3 tfl
Vanderbilt 3-0-3
Northwestern 1-0-1, 1-0 int
U-A-T, Other
3-0-3, pbu
0-1-1
1-0-1
3-0-3, 2 pbu
1-0-1, pbu
0-0-0, 2 pbu
0-1-1
• 247Sports: 3-star (No. 17 prospect in Tennessee, No. 59
athlete in nation)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 33 prospect in Tennessee)
• Named to the Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class
6A All-State Football Team
• After an injury to the team’s quarterback, moved over to the
backfield where he threw for 586 yards and four touchdowns
while also rushing for 1,270 yards and 17 touchdowns
• Full Name: Tony Malik Foreman
• Born: June 30, 1995
• Son of Tanya and Tony Foreman
• Majoring in Recreation and Sport Management
BRIAN GARVEY
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FRESHMAN • 6-4 • 295
BRENTWOOD, TENN. • BRENTWOOD ACADEMY
HIGH SCHOOL
PERSONAL
• Helped lead Brentwood Academy to a DII AA state title in
2015, starting his senior year at offensive tackle
• High school teammates with fellow Tennessee freshman
offensive lineman Ryan Johnson
• Full Name: Brian Garvey
• Born: July 22, 1997
• Son of: Karen and Dennis Garvey
MaLEIK GATEWOOD
DEFENSIVE BACK
33
R-FRESHMAN • RS • 5-10 • 193
MEMPHIS, TENN. • MEMPHIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Rivals: 2-star
• Did not appear in any games as a true freshman
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Memphis University School in Memphis, Tenn.
for coach Bobby Alston
• 247 Sports: 2-star (No. 204 cornerback, No. 64 prospect
in Tennessee)
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Maleik Jakeem Gatewood
• Born: August 16, 1996
• Son of Jocelyn Gatewood
• Majoring in Recreation and Management
RASHAAN GAULDEN
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PERSONAL
• Defensively, recorded a league-best six interceptions,
including two returned for touchdowns
• Credited with eight pass break-ups, seven forced fumbles
and five tackles for loss
• As a returner, averaged 52.5 yards on four punt returns, two
for touchdowns, while also averaging 35.8 yards/return on
four kick returns including one for a touchdown
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DEFENSIVE BACK
R-SOPHOMORE • 1L • 6-1 • 185
SPRING HILL, TENN. • INDEPENDENCE H.S.
2015 - SOPHOMORE
• Suffered season-ending foot injury during training camp
and underwent surgery in late August
• Secondary teammate Cameron Sutton wore Gaulden’s
#7 as a tribute during the 2015 season
• Prior to injury, Gaulden was working as the Vols starting
nickelback
• At 2015 Orange & White Spring Game, awarded the Andy
Spiva Defensive Player Award at the 2015 Orange and
White Game
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 11/0
• In 11 games, made seven tackles, five on special teams
• Had a tackle in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Iowa (1/2)
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
2014
11/0 6 1 7 0-0 0-0000 0-0 1-6x
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Independence High School in Spring Hill,
Tenn., under head coach Scott Blade
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 34 safety, No. 9 prospect in Tenn.)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 60 safety, No. 18 prospect in Tenn.)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 21 safety, No. 6 prospect in Tenn.)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 94 safety)
• Member of The Tennessean’s 2013 Dandy Dozen
• 2013 First Team All-Midstate defensive back
• 2013 Class 6A All-State selection as a defensive back
• Played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl following
his senior season
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• Recorded 193 total tackles including 117 solo tackles, an
average of 14.8 tackles per game in his senior season
• Named All-American in track and field after finishing
fourth nationally in the 4x400 relay at the U.S. Track and
Field Junior Olympics
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Rashaan Malik Gaulden
• Born: January 23, 1995
• Son of Cassandra and Reynold Gaulden
• Majoring in History
JEFF GEORGE
WIDE RECEIVER
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R-JUNIOR • JC • 6-6 • 195
LEAVENWORTH, KAN. • LEAVENWORTH SENIOR H.S. • DODGE CITY C.C.
2015 - R-SOPHOMORE
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 38 overall JUCO prospect, No. 6
JUCO wide receiver, No. 8 JUCO prospect in Kansas)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 26 JUCO prospect, No. 7 JUCO WR)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 2 JUCO WR)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 51 JUCO prospect, No. 9 JUCO WR)
• Played 2015 season at Dodge City C.C. in Kansas for coach
Gary Thomas
• Second Team All-KJCCC in 2015
• Led his team with 49 receptions on the season for 685
yards and five touchdowns
• Helped the Conquistadors reach the Salt City Bowl against
Snow College, after posting a 9-2 record in the regular
season
• Caught nine passes for 190 yards, both career-highs, and
one touchdown against Iowa Western (9/19)
2014 - R-FRESHMAN
• Played 2014 season at Dodge City C.C. in Kansas for coach
Gary Thomas
• Honorable Mention for All-KJCCC in 2014
• Finished third on the team in receptions (46), receiving
yards (690) and touchdowns (4)
• In his first collegiate game, George caught six passes for 118
yards and two touchdowns against Ellsworth (8/30)
2013 - FRESHMAN
• Redshirted as a true freshman at Southwestern Oklahoma
State University before transferring to Dodge City
Community College
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered in football, track & field and basketball at
Leavenworth Senior High School in Leavenworth, Kansas
• Played wide receiver and defensive back for the Pioneers
• Earned three letters in football and track & field to go along
with two years of basketball
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Jeffrey Alan George
• Born on August 10, 1995
• Son of Jeff and Kristi George
• Majoring in Communication Studies
STEPHEN GRIFFIN
DEFENSIVE BACK
26
SOPHOMORE • 1L • 6-2 • 205
CHARLOTTE, N.C. • SOUTH MECKLENBURG H.S.
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Game/Starts: 8/0
• Played in eight games as a reserve in the secondary and
on special teams, making five tackles with one TFL
• Finished with two tackles vs. Vanderbilt (11/28)
• Made three tackles vs. Western Carolina (9/19), including
a TFL for two yards
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at South Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte
for coach Rocky White
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 53 safety, No. 27 prospect in
North Carolina)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 46 safety, No. 22 prospect in NC)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 43 safety, No. 18 prospect in NC)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 46 safety, No. 2 safety in NC)
• Named Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Defensive Player
of the Year in 2014
• Named Charlotte Touchdown Club’s Defensive Player of
the Year in 2014
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DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
2015
8/0 5 0 5 0-0 1-2000 0-0 3-WCU
• All-Mecklenburg County and all-conference as a senior
and junior
• Racked up 73 tackles, six tackles for a loss along with
three interceptions as a senior in 2014
• As a junior in 2013 posted 80 tackles and had 11 pass
break-ups with three interceptions
• Played quarterback as a junior and rushed for 543 yards
and three touchdowns
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Stephen Brannon Griffin
• Born: Nov. 14, 1996 in Augusta, Ga.
• Lived in Knoxville, Tenn., during his youth and was friends
with Todd Kelly Jr.
• Son of Amanda and Steve Griffin
• Father Steve was a running back at Clemson
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FRESHMAN • 6-4 • 205
LODI, N.J. • BERGEN CATHOLIC H.S.
PROSPECT RANKINGS
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 192 overall prospect, No. 4 dualthreat QB, No. 3 prospect in New Jersey)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 101 overall prospect, No. 4 dual-threat
QB, No. 3 prospect in NJ)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 37 overall prospect, No. 3 dual-threat
QB, No. 2 prospect in NJ)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 60 overall prospect, No. 3 QB)
• Threw for 3,028 yards and 28 touchdowns and rushed for
523 yards and 12 touchdowns in his prep career
• During his senior season, threw for 1,481 passing yards
and 11 touchdowns completing 69 percent of his passes
• Rushed 83 times for 206 yards and six touchdowns
• As a junior, he completed 88 passes for 1,030 yards
and 14 touchdowns, while rushing for 258 yards and four
touchdowns on 107 carries
HIGH SCHOOL
PERSONAL
• Competed in football at Bergen Catholic High School
in Oradell, N.J., where he lettered for head coach Nunzio
Campanile
• Started at quarterback during his junior and senior
seasons
• 2016 Under Armour All-American
• PrepStar 150 Dream Team
• Was a finalist in the Nike Sparq Combine’s prestigious
Elite 11 quarterback camp
• Named to the All-Bergen County First Team Offense at
quarterback
• Member of ESPN 300
• Full Name: Jarrett James Guarantano
• Last name pronounced gar-an-tah-NO
• Born: Nov. 14, 1997
• Son of James and Karen Guarantano
• Father James was star wide receiver at Rutgers from
1989-92, setting school record for receptions in a career,
member of Rutgers Hall of Fame
• Father played for Rutgers staff that included Butch
Jones, who served as a graduate assistant for the Scarlet
Knights from 1990-92
• Has one sister, Victoria
CHANCE HALL
OFFENSIVE LINE
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ROANOKE, VA. • NORTHSIDE H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2015 Sporting News Freshman All-American
• 2015 247Sports Freshman All-American
• 2015 Scout.com Second Team Freshman All-American
• 2015 All-SEC Freshman Team
• 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 10/7
• True freshman right tackle, played in 10 games, starting
the last seven games in 2015
• Helped offensive line as Vols posted 2,908 rushing yards,
second in school history
• Vols rushed for 200-plus yards in nine games
• Aided rushing attack of 331 yards in regular-season finale
win over Vanderbilt (11/28)
• Vols piled up 248 rushing yards at Missouri (11/21), most
allowed by Tigers season and vs. defense which was allowing 113 rushing yards per game, entering contest
• First start came at #8 Alabama (10/24) at right tackle
• Saw significant time at right tackle vs. #19 Georgia
(10/10) and did not allow a sack, while helping Vols to
519 yards of total offense
• One of 15 true freshmen to make college debut vs. Bowling Green (9/5)
HIGH SCHOOL
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JARRETT GUARANTANO
• Lettered at Northside High School in Roanoke, Va., for
coach Burt Torrence
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 49 offensive tackle No. 21 prospect in Virginia)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 43 offensive tackle, No. 14 prospect
in Virginia)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 28 prospect in Virginia)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 89 offensive tackle, No. 2 offensive
tackle in Virginia)
• Sat out the 2014 season with a torn Achilles tendon
• First-team all-state in Virginia as a junior in 2013 on both
the offensive and defensive lines
• Helped Vikings to Virginia State Championship in 2013
• Also played basketball in high school, averaging 20
points and 10 rebounds per game
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Chance Allen Hall
• Born: May 27, 1997 in Roanoke, Va.
• Son of Donna Hall and Bo Hall
• Brother of Rae and Bryce Hall
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JUNIOR • JC • 6-1 • 180
LYMAN, S.C. • JAMES F. BYRNES H.S. • DODGE CITY C.C. (KANSAS)
2015 - SOPHOMORE (AT DODGE CITY CC)
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 78 JUCO prospect, No. 9 JUCO
CB, No. 16 JUCO prospect in Kansas)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 79 JUCO overall prospect, No. 7 JUCO
CB)
• Rivals: 3-star
• Scout: 4-star (No. 19 JUCO Overall, No. 2 JUCO CB)
• Played 2015 season at Dodge City C.C. in Kansas for
coach Gary Thomas
• First Team Region VI cornerback
• First Team All-KJCCC cornerback
• Finished the season with 44 tackles, two interceptions
and a team-high 11 pass breakups
• Helped the Conquistadors to Salt City Bowl against Snow
College, after posting a 9-2 record in the regular season
2014 - FRESHMAN (AT DODGE CITY CC)
• Played 2014 season at Dodge City C.C. in Kansas for
coach Gary Thomas
• Recorded 46 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two
interceptions, eight pass breakups, one forced fumble
and one fumble recovery
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered by Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C.
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Desmond Juwan Henderson
• Born on December 9, 1994
• Son of Charleen Henderson and Mark Henderson
• Majoring in Communication Studies
PARKER HENRY
HOLDER
31
R-SOPHOMORE • SQ • 6-1 • 185
HENDERSONVILLE, TENN. • BEECH SENIOR H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 - R-FRESHMAN
• Joined Vols as a walk-on in 2015
HIGH SCHOOL
• Played quarterback and defensive back for Beech Senior
High School in Hendersonville, Tenn., for coach Anthony
Crabtree
• As a senior, threw for 860 yards and five touchdowns, also
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rushed for 230 yards and three touchdowns
• Led team with five interceptions during his senior season
• Also took on punting duties as a senior, booting 35 punts
for an average of 32.2 yards (63 long)
• Had 80 total tackles, four interceptions, and three forced
fumbles as a senior
• Helped Beech to a State Championship victory in 2012
• High school teammates with Vol running back Jalen Hurd
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Parker Alexander Henry
1
RUNNING BACK
JUNIOR • 2L • 6-4 • 240
HENDERSONVILLE, TENN. • BEECH SENIOR H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2016 Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Doak Walker Award Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Preseason Media Days All-SEC Second Team
• 2016 Phil Steele Preseason Fourth Team All-American
• 2016 Phil Steele Preseason First Team All-SEC
• 2016 Athlon Sports Preseason First Team All-SEC
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason No. 9 RB
• 2016 Outback Bowl MVP
• 2015 All-SEC Coaches Second Team
• 2015 All-SEC AP Second Team
• 2015 GridironNow.com All-SEC Second Team Offense
• 2015 Maxwell Award Watch List
• Capital One Impact Performance Of The Week (9/9/15)
• 2015 Athlon Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC
• 2015 Athlon Sports Preseason SEC All-Conference Third
Team Offense
• 2015 Phil Steele Preseason Third Team All-SEC
• 2015 Lindy’s Sports No. 20 Top Running Backs
• 2015 Lindy’s Sports Preseason Third Team All-SEC
• 2015 Athlon Sports No. 19 Top Heisman Contenders
• 2015 Athlon Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC
• 2014 Campus Insiders Hon. Mention Freshman All-American
• SEC Freshman of the Week (9/8/14)
2015- SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/13
• Fourth in SEC in rushing yards per game (99.1) and fourth
in total rushing yards with 1,288 in 12 starts
• First sophomore to rush for 1,000 yards in a season in
Tennessee history
• First sophomore to gain 2,000 rushing yards in career
• Posted 18th 1,000 yard season in Tennessee history, first
since Rajion Neal in 2013
• With 1,288, posted seventh-best single season in
Tennessee history
• His 2,187 career yards rank 12th and he is just 891 shy of
Travis Henry’s record (3,078)
• 10 career 100-yard rushing games, including six in 2015
season (Bowling Green, Oklahoma, at Florida, at Missouri,
vs. Vanderbilt and vs. Northwestern in Outback Bowl)
• Streak of three 100-yard games in a row (Iowa, Bowling
Green, Oklahoma), was longest since Arian Foster had
five 100-yard games in a row in 2005
• Tied for fourth in the SEC in touchdowns with 14
• Sixth in SEC in rushing touchdowns with 12
• Multiple touchdowns in four games (Bowling Green, W.
Carolina, at Florida, at Kentucky)
• Touchdowns in five of last seven games
• On season, 22 catches for 190 yards and two receiving
touchdowns
• Honored as Outback Bowl MVP after rushing for 130
yards on 24 carries with a touchdown vs. Northwestern
(1/1)
• Gained 120 rushing yards, including career-long 48-yard
rush in regular-season finale win over Vanderbilt (11/28),
also scoring touchdown on 14-yard carry
• Ran for career-high 151 yards on career-high 34 carries at
Missouri (11/21), surpassing 1,000 yards for season
• Dove in for a 1-yard touchdown vs. North Texas (11/14), as
 CAREER STATISTICS
Rushing
2014
2015
Totals
GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
13/9190 899 4.7 69.2 543-OU 125-SC
13/13 2771,288 4.6 99.1 12 48-VU 151-Miz
26/22 4672,187 4.7 84.1 17 48-VU 151-Miz
Receiving 2014
2015
Totals
GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
13/9 35 221 6.3 17.0 230-OU 58-SC
13/13 221908.6 14.6237-UK 51-Ark
26/22 57 411 7.2 15.8437-UK 58-SC
 CAREER HIGHS
Rushes Rushing Yards Rushing Touchdowns Receptions Receiving Yards Receiving Touchdowns 100-Yard Rushing Games Multiple TD Games 34 at Missouri, 11/21/15
151 at Missouri, 11/21/15
3 vs. Bowling Green, 9/5/15
7 at South Carolina, 11/1/14
58 at South Carolina, 11/1/14
1 four times, last at Kentucky, 10/31/15
10 times, last vs. Northwestern, 1/1/16
5 times, last at Kentucky, 10/31/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2014 Opp. Rush-Yds-TD, Lg Utah State 11-29-0, 7 Ark. State 23-83-1, 12 at Oklahoma 14-97-0, 43 at Georgia 24-119-1, 19 Florida 10-39-0, 11 Chattanooga 2-7-0, 7 at Ole Miss 13-40-0, 17 Alabama 16-59-0, 12 at So. Carolina 21-125-0, 16 Kentucky 24-118-1, 14 Missouri 11-40-0, 17 at Vanderbilt 5-21-0, 8
vs. Iowa
16-122-2, 29
Rec-Yds-TD, Lg
2-16-1, 15
0-0-0
2-24-0, 30
3-19-0, 18
4-3-0, 9
0-0-0
2-19-0, 13
6-27-0, 11
7-58-1, 21
1-11-0, 11
6-40-0, 11
0-0-0
2-4-0
2015 Opp. Rush-Yds-TD, Lg Bowling Green 23-123-3, 13 Oklahoma24-106-1, 31
W. Carolina
11-68-1, 13
at Florida
28-102-2, 21
Arkansas
19-90-0, 35
Georgia
21-80-0, 20
at Alabama 18-92-1, 29
at Kentucky 18-61-1, 11
So. Carolina 23-90-0, 20
North Texas 15-72-1, 19
at Missouri
34-151-0, 31
Vanderbilt19-120-1, 48
Northwestern 24-130-1, 24
Rec-Yds-TD, Lg
0-0-0
0-0-0
2-12-1, 7
1-7-0, 7
3-51-0, 31
3-15-0, 11
0-0-0
1-37-1, 37
3-13-0, 9
2-23-0, 14
2- (-3)-0, 1
4-35-0, 14
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he gained 72 rushing yards in win
• Ran for 90 yards (79 in first half) vs. South Carolina (11/7)
• Scored rushing (4 yards) and receiving (37 yards)
touchdowns at Kentucky (10/31) as part of 98 total yards
(61 rushing)
• Pounded out 92 tough yards at #8 Alabama (10/24), the
most by a Vol vs. Tide since Tauren Poole (117) in 2010
• Ran for 80 yards on 21 carries vs. #19 Georgia (10/10)
• Gained 141 total yards (90 rushing and 51 receiving) vs.
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• Ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns at Florida (9/26)
• Scored 5-yard receiving touchdown and 8-yard rushing
TD, ran for 68 yards vs. Western Carolina (9/19)
• Ran for 109 yards, third 100-yard game in a row, vs. #19
Oklahoma (9/12), became first back to run for 100 yards
vs. Sooners in two seasons
• Opened 2015 with three rushing touchdowns as part of
123 rushing yards in return to Midstate vs. Bowling Green
(9/5); first Vol with three rushing TDs in a game since
Joshua Dobbs (11/1/14) at South Carolina
• Went over 1,000 career rushing yards vs. Bowling Green
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 13/9
• Vols leading rusher with 190 carries for 899 yards and
five rushing touchdowns in 13 games with nine start
• Fourth-leading freshman rusher in SEC (69.2 yd/game)
• Also had 35 catches for 221 yards with two receiving
touchdowns
• Rushed for 100 yards four times (Georgia, South Carolina,
Kentucky and Iowa in TaxSlayer Bowl), most 100-yard
rushing games by a true freshman since Jamal Lewis’
seven in 1997
• Rushing total of 899 yards is third-most in a singleseason by a true freshman in Tennessee history; No. 2
James Stewart (908 in 1991) and No. 1 Jamal Lewis (1,364
in 1997)
• Ran for 122 yards with first multi-touchdown game in
the 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Iowa (1/2); scored first two
touchdowns of the game with scoring runs of three and
29 yards
• 122 rushing yards in TaxSlayer Bowl were most by a Vol
in a bowl game since Travis Henry ran for 180 yards in
2001 Cotton Bowl
• Two rushing touchdowns in a bowl were most since
Casey Clausen ran for a pair in the 2002 Florida Citrus
Bowl
• Gained 40 yards both rushing and receiving vs. #19
Missouri (11/22)
• Ran for 118 yards including third touchdown of the
season in win over Kentucky (11/15)
• Ran for 125 yards at South Carolina (11/1), most by a Vols’
true freshman since Jamal Lewis had 127 in the 1997 SEC
Championship Game; also had team-best seven catches
for 58 yards including 21-yard fourth-quarter touchdown
• Ran for 59 yards and led Vols with six catches for 27
yards vs. #4 Alabama (10/25)
• Ran for 40 yards on 13 carries and had two catches for 19
yards at #3 Ole Miss (10/18)
• First start came vs. Florida (10/4), ran for 39 yards
• Posted 119 rushing yards on 24 carries with a touchdown
at #12/13 Georgia (9/27); yardage was most by a Vols’
true freshman since Jamal Lewis had 127 in the 1997 SEC
Championship Game and first by a UT true freshman
since Bryce Brown (2009)
• Ran for 97 yards at #4/3 Oklahoma (9/13)
• First rushing touchdown on 4-yard rush as he picked up
83 yards on 23 carries vs. Arkansas State (9/6)
• Scored first-career touchdown on a 15-yard reception in
season opener vs. Utah State (8/31); ran 11 times for 29
yards and finished with two catches for 16 yards
• One of first four Vols to have black stripes removed in
2014 (Derek Barnett, Emmanuel Moseley, Ethan Wolf) on
Aug. 10
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Beech Senior High School in Hendersonville,
Tenn., for coach Anthony Crabtree
• 247Sports: 5-star (No. 33 national prospect, No. 4 athlete,
No. 1 prospect in Tennessee)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 62 national prospect, No. 7 running
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¢ Rushing Yards - Career
1. 3,078
2. 2,964
3. 2,890
4. 2,852
5. 2,677
6. 2,634
7. 2,609
8. 2,391
9. 2,364
10. 2,360
11. 2,336
12. 2,187
Travis Henry
Arian Foster
James Stewart
Johnnie Jones
Jamal Lewis
Cedric Houston
Jay Graham
Montario Hardesty
Curt Watson
Reggie Cobb
Travis Stephens
Jalen Hurd
1997-2000
2005-08
1991-94
1981-84
1997-99
2001-04
1993-96
2005-09
1969-71
1987-89
1997-2001
2014-Present
¢ Rushing Attempts - Career
1. 650
2. 560
3. 556
4. 540
5. 531
6. 529
7. 517
8. 501
9. 488
10. 487
11. 467
Arian Foster
Montario Hardesty
Travis Henry
Jay Graham
James Stewart
Curt Watson
Johnie Jones
Cedric Houston
Travis Stephens
Jamal Lewis
Jalen Hurd
2005-08
2005-09
1997-2000
1993-96
1991-94
1969-71
1981-84
2001-04
1997-2001
1997-99
2014-Present
¢ 100-Yard Games - Career
1. 15
2. 14
3. 13
13
5. 10
10
10
10
10
Travis Henry
Jay Graham
Jamal Lewis
Johnnie Jones
Jalen Hurd
Cedric Houston
Charlie Garner
James Stewart
Reggie Cobb
1997-2000
1993-96
1997-99
1981-84
2014-Pres.
2001-04
1992-93
1991-94
1987-89
back, No. 4 prospect in Tennessee)
• Rivals: 5-star (No. 28 national prospect, No. 5 running
back, No. 2 prospect in Tennessee)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 11 running back)
• Played in 2014 U.S. Army All-American Game
• Played in one game as a senior before suffering a
shoulder injury that ended his 2013 season prematurely
• Ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns on offense and
had eight tackles and an interception in his lone prep
game of 2013
• Named Tennessee State Mr. Football in 2012
• Earned First Team All-State from Tennessee Sports
Writers as a junior
• As a junior in 2012, ran for Tennessee state-record 3,357
yards and 43 touchdowns
• Set Tennessee state record with 294 points scored as a
junior
• Averaged 240 yards per game and 10.58 yards per carry
in 2012
• Gained more than 200 yards in nine games as a junior,
including three games with at least 390 yards on the
ground
• Piled up single-game rushing totals of 451, 396 and 394
as a junior
• Ran for Tennessee title-game records of 394 yards and
seven touchdowns in 2012 championship, a 56-35 Beech
win over Columbia Central
• Led Beech to 2012 state title with a perfect 15-0 record
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Jalen Tyler Hurd
• Born: January 23, 1996
• Son of Tara Smotherman and Jay Hurd
• Majoring in Finance
¢ Rushing Yards By Sophomore - Season
¢ Rushing Yards - Season
1.
2.
3.
4. 5. 6.
7. 8.
1,464
1,438
1,364
1,345
1,314
1,290
1,158
1,261
Travis Stephens
Jay Graham
Jamal Lewis
Montario Hardesty
Travis Henry
Johnnie Jones
Jalen Hurd
Tony Thompson
2001
1995
1997
2009
2000
1984
2015
1990
¢ Rushing Attempts - Season
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
291
282
277
272
253
Travis Stephens
Montario Hardesty
Jalen Hurd
Jay Graham
Travis Henry
2001
2009
2015
1995
2000
1. 1,158
2. 970
Jalen Hurd
Travis Henry
2015
1998
¢ Rushing Yards By Freshman - Season
1. 2. 3. 4. 1,364 939
899
704
Jamal Lewis
James Stewart
Jalen Hurd
Aaron Hayden
1997
1991
2014
1991
¢ 100-Yard Rushing Games By Freshman
1. 2. 3. 4.
7
6
4
3
Jamal Lewis
James Steward
Jalen Hurd
Aaron Hayden
ZAC JANCEK
QUARTERBACK
1997
1991
2014
1991
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KNOXVILLE, TENN. • KNOXVILLE CATHOLIC H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2015 - FRESHMAN
• True freshman did not appear in a game
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Knoxville Catholic High School in Knoxville,
Tenn., for coach Steve Matthews
• 247 Sports: 2-star (No. 98 pro-style quarterback, No. 83
prospect in Tennessee)
• Named to Tennessee Sports Writers All-State First Team
in Class 4A in 2014
• Honored as all-district as both a junior and senior
• Played quarterback for two seasons in Knoxville after
playing receiver in Ohio
• As a senior in 2014, threw for 2,472 yards on 168-of-274
with 28 touchdown passes
• Re-set school record for passing yards and passing
touchdowns as a senior
• Helped Irish to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs.
• As a junior in 2013, threw for 2,077 yards and 17
touchdowns, to set school records at Catholic
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Zachary Kenneth Jancek
• Born: Dec. 27, 1996 in Hillsdale, Mich.
• Son of Kelly and John Jancek
• Brother of Brock, Jack and Brady
• Father John served as the Vols defensive coordinator
from 2013-15 and now coaches at South Florida
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MURFREESBORO, TENN. • BLACKMAN H.S.
2015 - FRESHMAN
•Games/Starts: 11/6
• Converted quarterback, freshman emerged as a surprise
of training camp with move to receiver
• Played in 11 games with six starts at receiver
• Also made five tackles as a special teams gunner
• Sat out last two regular-season games with a quad injury
• Had 14 catches for 149 yards along with seven rushes for
15 yards and a 58-yard passing touchdown
• Returned to action in Outback Bowl vs. Northwestern
(1/1) after missing two games due to injury, had a catch
for seven yards in a start
• 26-yard reception to set up TD vs. North Texas (11/14)
• Threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to Joshua Dobbs at
Florida (9/26) for first pass attempt and completion
• Caught two passes for 15 yards, also ran two times for 13
yards out of Wildcat QB formation vs. W. Carolina (9/19)
• In college debut, in return to Midstate, had three catches
for 56 yards vs. Bowling Green (9/5)
• Became first true freshmen to start an opener at receiver
since Marquez North in 2013
• One of 15 true freshmen to debut in 2015 opener, only
one to start
• After working as quarterback as a early enrollee, arriving
at UT in January, moved to receiver at start of camp
• Had his black stripe removed on Aug. 17
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Blackman High School in Murfreesboro,
Tenn., for coach Phillip Shadowens
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• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 7 dual-threat quarterback, No. 6
prospect in Tennessee)
• ESPN: 4-star(No. 16 athlete, No. 7 prospect in Tennessee)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 12 dual-threat quarterback, No. 8
prospect in Tennessee)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 19 safety, No. 1 safety in Tennessee)
• Honored as the 2014 Tennessee Mr. Football Division I
Class AAA Back of the Year
• Named The Tennessean Player of the Year in 2014
• First team All-State and All-District as a senior
• Passed for 2,155 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior
• Ran for 883 yards with 17 touchdowns in leading Blaze to
an 11-2 record and district title
• Guided Blackman to the Tennessee State quarterfinals in
2014 and semifinals in 2013.
• Also played basketball (averaged 17 points and eight
rebounds per game) and ran track for the Blaze
• Coached by former Tennessee basketball player Lang
Wiseman during his youth career
PERSONAL
• Full name: Bennie Jauan Jennings
• Born: July 10, 1997 in Cowan, Tenn.
• Son of Angela Holman and Bennie Jennings
• Brother of Alexis, Kendal Jennings and Elizabeth, Tinae,
and Tony Holman
• Sister Alexis Jennings plays basketball at the University
of Kentucky
• Majoring Communication Studies
 CAREER STATISTICS
Receiving
2015
GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
11/6 14 149 10.6 13.5 030-BG 56-BG
Rushing
2015
GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
11/6 7 15
2.1
1.4 012-WCU 13-WCU
Passing
2015
GP/GS Com Att TD Int Yds Per/G Long High Yd
11 1 2 10 58 5.358-UF58-UF
 CAREER HIGHS
Receptions
Receiving Yards
Rushes
Receiving Yards
Pass Attempts/Completions
Passing Yards
3 vs. Bowling Green, 9/5/15
56 vs. Bowling Green, 9/5/15
2 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
12 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
1 at Florida, 9/26/15
58 at Florida, 9/26/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2015Opp. Rec-Yds-TD, Lg
vs. B. Green 3-56-0, 30
Oklahoma
1-5-0, 5
W. Carolina 2-15-0, 12
at Florida
1-1-0, 1
Arkansas
2-10-0, 6
Georgia
1-13-0, 13
at Alabama 0-0-0
at Kentucky 1-11-0, 11
So. Carolina 1-5-0, 5
North Texas 1-26-0, 16
at Missouri DNP-INJ
VanderbiltDNP-INJ
Northwestern 1-7-0, 7
Rush-Yds-TD, Lg
2-3-0, 4
0-0-0
2-13-0, 12
0-0-0
0-0-0
2-1-0, 1
0-0-0
1- (-2)-0, -2
0-0-0
0-0-0
Passing
1-1-58, TD
0-1-0
0-0-0
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PLANTATION, FLA. • AMERICAN HERITAGE SCHOOL
PROSPECT RANKINGS
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 52 WR, No. 38 prospect in Florida)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 52 WR, No. 57 prospect in Florida)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 98 WR, No. 82 prospect in Florida)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 117 WR, No. 20 WR in Florida)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at American Heritage School in Plantation, Fla.,
for coach Mike Rumph, former NFL first-round draft pick
• PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection
• Hauled in 20 receptions for 237 yards, scoring three
touchdowns as a senior in 2015
• As a junior in 2014, had 19 catches for 430 yards with
seven touchdowns
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• Full Name: Brandon Edward Johnson
• Born: July 26, 1998
• Son of Rhonda and Charles Johnson
• Father played 12 years in Major League Baseball with the
Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles,
Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies and Tampa Bay
Devil Rays, earning two All-Star appearances, collecting
four Gold Gloves and winning the 1997 World Series with
the Marlins
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STUTTGART, GERMANY/JEAN RIBAULT H.S. (FLA.)
CAREER HONORS
• 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2014-15 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
• 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
•Awarded the 63 Award at the 2016 Orange and White Game
2015 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/0
• Played in all 13 games on special teams
• Made five tackles on special teams
• Forced a fumble on special teams in win over #19 Georgia
(10/10)
• Moved from linebacker to tight end in training camp
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 12/2
• Played in 12 games with two starts making 14 tackles
• In return to high school hometown of Jacksonville, made
two tackles in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Iowa (1/2)
• In second start, at Vanderbilt (11/29), made three tackles
• Drew first college start vs. Missouri (11/22), making three
tackles
• Made first four college tackles vs. Chattanooga (10/11)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Played one season of high school football at Jean Ribault
High School in Jacksonville, Florida for coach Anthony Flynn
• 247Sports: 4-star (No. 12 inside linebacker, No. 35 prospect
in Florida)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 50 inside linebacker)
• Rivals: 3-star
• Scout: 3-star (No. 45 inside linebacker)
• Second Team All-Coast by Florida Times-Union in 2013
• Named a Florida Times-Union Super 24, top recruits of 2013
• Racked up 112 tackles, 15 tackles for a loss and six sacks in
first year of American football
• Helped Trojans to 7-4 record as a senior
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS
2014
12/2
2015
13/0
Totals 25/2
Receiving
2015
UT AT TT Sack
8 6 14 0-0
4 1 5 0-0
12 7 19 0-0
TFL FF FR QBH Int High Tk
0-0 0 0
10-0 4-UTC
0-0 1 0 00-0 2-UGa
0-0 1 0
10-0 4-UTC
GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
12/000 0 0
0 --
--
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles Forced Fumble 4 vs. Chattanooga, 10/11/14
1 vs. Georgia, 10/10/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2014 Opp.
Utah State Ark. State at Oklahoma at Georgia Florida Chattanooga at Ole Miss U-A-T, Other 2014 Opp.
DNP
Alabama 0-0-0
at So. Carolina 0-0-0
Kentucky 0-0-0
Missouri 0-0-0
at Vanderbilt 3-1-4
vs. Iowa
0-0-0
U-A-T, Other
0-0-0
0-0-0
1-1-2
1-2-3, qh
1-2-3
2-0-2
• Played for U-19 Stuttgart Scorpions in Germany prior to
coming to America
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Jakob Elijah Johnson
• First name pronounced: YAH-kub
• Born: December 15, 1994 in Stuttgart, Germany
• Majoring in Kinesiology
• Moved to the United States in July 2012
• Son of Ann-Charlotte and Calvin Johnson
• Wears No. 44 to honor high school teammate who passed
away during school
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BRENTWOOD, TENN. • BRENTWOOD ACADEMY
PROSPECT RANKINGS
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 25 OT, No. 5 prospect in Tennessee)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 22 OT, No. 3 prospect in Tennessee)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 19 OT No. 6 prospect in Tennessee)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 20 OT, No. 2 OT in Tennessee)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Brentwood Academy in Brentwood, Tenn., for
coach Cody White
• Member of ESPN 300
• PrepStar Top All-American
• Named to Tennessean All-Midstate First Team as a senior
in 2015 and junior in 2014
• Helped Eagles to 12-1 record in 2015 and Tennessee State
Championship with epic 56-55 victory
• Aided offense, which averaged 437.1 yards per game and
44.3 points per game as a senior
• As a junior in 2014, helped Eagles to nearly 5,000
yards and 406 points in 11 games and the Division II-AA
Quarterfinals
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Ryan Casper Johnson
• Born: Sept. 17, 1996
• Son of Judith and Jerry ‘Tyke’ Johnson
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KNOXVILLE, TENN. • KNOXVILLE CATHOLIC H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Did not appear in any games as a freshman
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Knoxville Catholic High School for coach
Steve Matthews
• Kicked extra points at for the Irish, converting 55-of-57
• Also made 2-of-4 field goals
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Alexander Allan Jones
• Born Sept. 12, 1996 in Big Rapids, Michigan
• Son of Barb and Butch Jones
• Brother of Adam and Andrew
• Father Butch serves as the Vols head coach
• Majoring in Recreation and Sport Management
JACK JONES
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MURFREESBORO, TENN. • OAKLAND H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 9/1
• True freshman right guard, played in nine games with
one start
• Drew first start in college at #8 Alabama (10/24)
• Saw significant time at right guard vs. #19 Georgia
(10/10) and did not allow a sack, while helping Vols to
519 yards of total offense
• One of 15 true freshmen to debut vs. Bowling Green (9/5)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Oakland High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn.,
for coach Thomas McDaniel
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 16 OT, No. 5 prospect in
Tennessee)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 9 OG, No. 2 prospect in Tennessee)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 9 OT No. 2 prospect in Tennessee)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 30 OT No. 2 OT in Tennessee)
• 2015 Under Armour All-American
• Honored as Tennessee Class AAA Mr. Football Lineman
of the Year in both 2013 and 2014
• All-state selection in Tennessee as a junior and senior
• Posted 125 pancake blocks as a senior, despite missing
three games with a knee injury
• Played both offensive and defensive line
• Had 121 pancake blocks as a junior
• Also played basketball in high school
• Served as class president, member of FCA and Young
Life in high school
PERSONAL
• Full name: John Claude Jones IV
• Born: Sept. 30, 1996 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
• Son of John and Tracy Jones
• Brother of Pruitt, Liza Jane and Mary Margaret
SHERIRON JONES
QUARTERBACK
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PERRIS, CALIF. • RANCHO VERDE H.S.
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Did not appear in any games as a freshman
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Rancho Verde High School in Moreno,
California for coach Pete Duffy
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 7 dual-threat QB, No. 31 prospect
in California)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 6 dual-threat QB, No. 26 prospect in
California)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 10 dual-threat QB, No. 31 prospect in
California)
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• Scout: 4-star (No. 18 QB, No. 7 QB in California)
• Member of ESPN 300
• Selected to play in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
• Attended the 2014 Elite 11 Camp in Oregon
• Threw for over 2,000 yards and 24 TDs as a senior with
• Led the Mustangs to a 10-3 record and second round of
state playoffs in 2014
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Sheriron R. Jones
• Name Pronounced: Sher-RON
• Born: Sept. 16, 1996
• Son of Sheriron Jones Sr., stepmom Yvette Jones
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LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TENN. • BAYLOR SCHOOL • HUN SCHOOL (N.J.)
2015 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/3
• Played all 13 games, started three games in 2015, making
10 tackles
• Made a tackle in Outback Bowl win vs. Northwestern (1/1)
• Made a late tackle in regular-season finale vs. Vanderbilt
(11/28)
• Four tackles and TFL vs. #19 Oklahoma (9/12)
• Made two tackles in 2015 opener vs. Bowling Green (9/5)
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 1/0
• One of 21 true freshmen to debut vs. Utah State (8/31)
PREP SCHOOL
• Spent a post-graduate year at The Hun School in
Princeton, N.J.
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tenn. for
coach Phil Massey
• 247Sports: 2-star
• Scout: 2-star
• Finished his high school career with 251 tackles, 39
TFL, 22 sacks, two interceptions, caused five fumbles,
recovered two fumbles and blocked one FG in his high
school career.
• Finished his senior season with 131 tackles, 19 TFL, eight
sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, two fumble
recoveries and a blocked field goal
• Earned Tennessee Div. II-AA all-state honors during his
junior and senior seasons
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR QH Int High Tk
2014
1/0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0000 0-0
-2015 13/3 64100-0 1-10010-0 4-OU
Totals 14/3 6 4100-0 1-10010-0 4-OU
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles Tackles for Loss
4 vs. Oklahoma, 9/12/15
1 vs. Oklahoma, 9/12/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other
vs. B. Green 1-1-2
Oklahoma
3-1-4, 1-1 tfl
W. Carolina 1-1-2
at Florida
0-0-0
Arkansas0-0-0
Georgia 0-0-0
at Alabama 0-0-0
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other
at Kentucky
0-0-0
So. Carolina
0-0-0
No. Texas
0-0-0 qh
at Missouri
0-0-0
Vanderbilt 0-1-1
Northwestern1-0-1
• Selected to Toyota Tennessee Football All-Star Classic
• 2012 TNVarsity All-Classification All-State team
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Colton Jay Jumper
• Born: November 26, 1994
• Son of Dawn and Jay Jumper
• Majoring in Economics
• Brother of current Vol tight end Will Jumper
ALVIN KAMARA
RUNNING BACK
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R-JUNIOR • 1L • 5-10 • 215
NORCROSS, GA. • NORCROSS H.S./ALABAMA/HUTCHINSON (KAN.) CC
CAREER HONORS
• 2016 Tennessee Team Captain
• 2016 Doak Walker Award Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Preseason Media Days All-SEC Second Team (AP)
• 2016 Athlon Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC
•Awarded the Peyton Manning Leadership Award (Off.) at
the 2016 Orange and White Game
• 2015 Lindy’s Sports SEC Newcomer of the Year
• 2015 Athlon Sports Tennessee Rising Star
• 2015 Athlon Sports No. 2 Top JUCO Transfers
2015 - R-SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/1
• Played all 13 games in 2015, rushing for 698 yards (53.7
yards/game) with seven rushing touchdowns
• Averaged 6.5 yards per carry, third in SEC
 CAREER STATISTICS
Rushing
2015
GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
13/1 107698 6.5 53.7 7 63-UK 144-BG
Receiving
2015
GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
13/1 34291 8.6 22.4 335-VU 52-VU
Punt Returns GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
2015
13/0 8 100 12.5 8.3 150-WCU 56-WCU
• Two 100-yard rushing games (144 vs. Bowling Green and
127 vs. North Texas)
• Five multi-touchdown games (Bowling Green, Western
Carolina, Georgia, South Carolina, North Texas) for his
first 10 touchdowns (two touchdowns in each game)
• Tied for eighth in the SEC in touchdowns scored
• Five touchdowns in last five games
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• Second on team in receptions with 34 for 291 yards and
three receiving touchdowns
• As a punt returner, eight returns for 100 yards (12.5
average) with a touchdown
• Scored 11th touchdown on an 11-yard rush as part of 53
rushing yards in Outback Bowl win over Northwestern
(1/1), also had three catches for 19 yards
• Gained 151 yards of total offense in regular-season finale
win vs. Vanderbilt (11/28) with 99 rushing yards and two
catches for 52 yards, which was career-best
• Rushed for 43 yards and caught four passes for 23 yards
in win at Missouri (11/21)
• Ran for 127 yards on 15 carries, including touchdown runs
of 27 and 15 yards vs. North Texas (11/14)
• Scored on a 4-yard rush and an 11-yard reception for two
touchdowns in win over South Carolina (11/7)
• Ripped off a career-long 63 yard rush at Kentucky (10/31)
as part of 70 rushing yards along with two catches for 13
yards and a 15-yard punt return
• In return to Alabama (10/24), was team’s leading
receiver with four catches for 44 yards along with 21
rushing yards
• Scored two receiving touchdowns as Vols rallied from
24-3 deficit to beat #19 Georgia (10/10), finishing with
five catches for 31 yards
• Rushed for 36 yards along with team-high four catches
for 40 yards vs. Arkansas (10/3)
• Second Vol in history with a rushing touchdown and
punt return for touchdown in the same game (other was
Stanley Morgan in 1975 vs. Maryland) with 2-yard rushing
TD and 50-yard punt return TD vs. Western Carolina
(9/19); touchdown for punt return was first return of his
career in high school, junior college or college; also ran
for 47 yards
• Rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns in UT debut
vs Bowling Green (9/5); his 144 rushing yards set school
record for most rushing yards in a debut game
2014 - R-FRESHMAN (AT HUTCHINSON CC)
• Played 2014 season at Hutchinson Community College in
Kansas for coach Rion Rhoades
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 4 JUCO overall prospect, No. 2
JUCO RB, No. 2 JUCO prospect in Kansas)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 2 JUCO overall prospect, No. 2 JUCO
running back)
• Rivals: 5-star
• Scout: 5-star
• Named KJCCC Offensive Player of the Year
• In nine games, ran for 1,211 yards (134.6 per game) with
18 touchdowns
• Led Blue Dragons with 1,469 yards of total offense and
21 touchdowns
• Caught 18 passes for 219 yards and three touchdowns
• Helped Blue Dragons to school-record 11 victories and
No. 4 national JUCO ranking
• Rushed for 100-plus yards in eight of nine games
including first seven of the season
• Ran for career-best 220 yards and four touchdowns
in win over Iowa Central (9/20) as he totaled 283 allpurpose yards
• Follows in the footsteps of NFL Pro Bowler Cordarrelle
Patterson in joining Tennessee after playing at Hutchinson
2013 - FRESHMAN (AT ALABAMA)
• Redshirt season as a true freshman at the University of
Alabama in 2013
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 CAREER HIGHS
Rushes 15 vs. Bowling Green, 9/5/15 & N. Texas, 11/14/15
Rushing Yards 144 vs. Bowling Green, 9/5/15
Rushing Touchdowns 2 vs. Bowling Green, 9/5/15 & N.Texas, 11/14/15
Receptions 5 vs. Georgia, 10/10/15
Receiving Yards 52 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/28/15
Receiving Touchdowns 2 vs. Georgia, 10/10/15
Punt Returns 2 three times, last vs. Northwestern, 1/1/16
Punt Return Yards 56 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
Touchdowns 2 five times, last vs. North Texas, 11/14/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2015 Opp.
vs. B. Green
Oklahoma
W. Carolina
at Florida
Arkansas
Georgia
at Alabama
at Kentucky
So. Carolina
North Texas
at Missouri
Vanderbilt
Northwestern
Rush-Yds-TD, Lg
15-144-2, 56
4-4-0, 3
7-47-1, 13
5-16-0, 6
7-36-0, 13
7-8-0, 4
5-21-0, 12
4-70-0, 63
4-30-1, 23
15-127-2, 27
7-46-0, 20
16-99-0, 18
11-53-1, 11
Rec-Yds-TD, Lg
2- (-1)-0, 2
1-5-0, 5
0-0-0
3-33-0, 19
4-40-0, 19
5-31-2, 23
4-44-0, 20
2-13-0, 9
3-27-1, 20
1-5-0, 5
4-23-0, 13
2-52-0, 35
3-19-0, 16
HIGH SCHOOL
PR-Yds-TD, Lg
0-0-0
0-0-0
2-56-1, 50
1-22-0, 22
2-6-0, 4
0-0-0
0-0-0
1-15-0, 15
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
2-1-0, 2
• Lettered at Norcross High School in Georgia for coach
Keith Maloof
• No. 1 all-purpose back in the 247Composite, the No. 5
player in Georgia and the No. 42 player nationally in 2012
• Nation’s No. 2 all-purpose by Rivals.com and the No. 45
player in the Rivals100
• Ranked as the No. 6 player in Georgia by Rivals
• Selected to participate in the 2013 Under Armour AllAmerican Game
• No. 32 in the ESPN150 and the No. 4 running back and
No. 4 player in Georgia
• 247Sports listed him as the No. 3 all-purpose back and
the No. 7 player in Georgia, while ranking him 66th in
the Top247
• Invited to “The Opening” in the summer of 2012 on the
Nike campus in Oregon
• Rushed for 2,264 yards and 26 touchdowns while
averaging 7.5 yards per carry as a senior in 2012
• Added 22 receptions for 286 yards and five scores
• Second-team All-American as a running back by
MaxPreps
• Earned Georgia Mr. Football honors from the Atlanta
Journal-Constitution
• Class AAAAAA Player of the Year and garnered firstteam All-State honors from the Georgia Sports Writers
Association
• Added 1,300 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior in 2011
PERSONAL
• Full name: Alvin Mentian Kamara
• Born: July 25, 1995 in Atlanta, Ga.
• Son of Adama Kamara
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SOPHOMORE • 1L • 5-9 • 212
DETROIT, MICH. • OAK PARK H.S.
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 10/0
• True freshman played in 10 games, rushing 40 times for
166 yards with one touchdown
• Also played key role on special teams
• Scored first college touchdown on a 1-yard rush in
Outback Bowl win over Northwestern (1/1)
• Carried five times 15 yards vs. North Texas (11/14)
• Ran for 58 yards on 10 carries at Kentucky (10/31)
• Recovered key fumble on kickoff coverage to help Vols’
rally vs. #19 Georgia (10/10)
• Ran for 59 yards on 13 carries vs. Western Carolina (9/19)
• One of 15 true freshmen to debut vs. Bowling Green
(9/5), rushed eight times for 29 yards late in game
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Oak Park High School in Oak Park, Mich., for
coach Greg Carter
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 37 athlete, No. 5 prospect in
Michigan)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 54 running back, No. 7 prospect in
Michigan)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 29 running back, No. 8 prospect in
Michigan)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 43 running back, No. 2 running back
in Michigan)
• Three-year starter for the Knights playing running back,
cornerback and returner
• Named to Associated Press Michigan All-State Team
• Top 10 finalist for Michigan High School Player of the Year
• Member of the 2014 Detroit News Dream Team
• Totaled 25 touchdowns as a senior, scoring five different
ways (rushing, receiving, kickoff return, punt return and
interception)
• Averaged 10 yards per carry with 1,321 rushing yards on
138 carries with 21 rushing touchdowns
 CAREER STATISTICS
Rushing
2015
GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
10/0 40 165 4.1 16.5 1 22-UK59-WCU
 CAREER HIGHS
Rushes Rushing Yards Touchdowns
Fumble Recovery
13 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
59 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
1 vs. Northwestern, 1/1/16
1 vs. Georgia, 10/10/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2015 Opp. Rush-Yards-TD, Lg
vs. B. Green 8-29-0, 9
OklahomaDNP
W. Carolina 13-59-0, 7
at Florida
0-0-0
ArkansasDNP
Georgia
0-0-0
at Alabama 0-0-0
at Kentucky 10-58-0, 22
So. Carolina 0-0-0
North Texas 5-15-0, 9
at Missouri
0-0-0
VanderbiltDNP
Northwestern 4-5-1, 4
Rec-Yards-TD, Lg
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
FR on KO coverage
0-0-0
• Also had 39 tackles in the secondary
• Helped Knights to second round of state playoffs,
finishing with an 8-3 record as a senior in 2014
PERSONAL
• Full Name: John Marshall Kelly Jr.
• Born: Oct. 4, 1996
• Son of Lateasha Orsborne and John Kelly Sr.
• Majoring in Communication Studies
TODD KELLY JR.
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JOHN KELLY
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DEFENSIVE BACK
JUNIOR • 2L • 5-11 • 208
KNOXVILLE, TENN. • WEBB SCHOOL
CAREER HONORS
 CAREER STATISTICS
2015 - SOPHOMORE
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack
2014
13/3 22 1133 0-0
2015
13/2 31 1546 0-0
Totals 26/5 53 26 79 0-0
• 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2014 Freshman All-SEC Team
• 2014-15 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
• Games/Starts: 13/2
• Saw lots of time at strong safety in sophomore season
• Played in 13 games with two starts in 2015, made 44
tackles, fifth on team
• Led team with three interceptions
TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
0-00 1 53-21 6-Miz
0-0 0 0 5 3-5 8-OU
0-0 0 1 106-26 8-OU
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles Interceptions Fumble Recoveries
8 vs. Oklahoma, 9/12/15
2 vs. Oklahoma, 9/12/15
1 vs. Utah State, 8/31/14
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• Third interception of the season, came just prior to halftime
in regular-season finale win vs. Vanderbilt (11/28)
• Six tackles vs. South Carolina (11/7) for 14 tackles in threegame span
• Four stops at #8 Alabama (10/24)
• Four tackles and two pass break-ups vs. #19 Georgia (10/10)
• Five tackles at Florida (9/26)
• Tied for team lead with five tackles vs. W. Carolina (9/19)
• Returned to starting lineup vs. #19 Oklahoma (9/12), had
first multi-interception game to go along with careerhigh eight tackles; last Vol with two interceptions in a
game was Brian Randolph vs. WKU (9/7/13)
• After spending a week in the hospital with an infection,
opened 2015 with two tackles vs. Bowling Green (9/5)
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 13/3
• One of seven legacy freshmen on the roster, following
father Todd Kelly Sr. to Vols
• Led all freshmen in the SEC with three interceptions
• Played in all 13 games, starting three games, making 33
tackles on the season with three interceptions
• Three interceptions are the most by a Vols true freshman
since Eric Berry had five in 2007
• Three tackles in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Iowa (1/2)
• Clutch interception, as he dragged his toe in-bounds, late
in win at Vanderbilt (11/29)
• Drew start vs. Missouri (11/22) in place of Brian Randolph
(targeting suspension), making career best six tackles
• Three stops at #3 Ole Miss (10/18)
• Four tackles vs. Chattanooga (10/11)
• Second interception, a 21-yard return, vs. Florida (10/4)
• First interception of career on leaping pick-off at #12/13
Georgia (9/27) along with four tackles
• Made first-career start at strong safety vs. Arkansas State
(9/6), making five tackles
• In college debut, recovered fumble to set up Vols’ second
TD of game, also made two tackles vs. Utah State (8/31)
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2014 Opp. U-A-T, Other 2015 Opp.
Utah State 2-0-2, fr
vs. B. Green
Ark. State 4-1-5
Oklahoma
at Oklahoma 0-0-0, pd
W. Carolina
at Georgia 2-2-4, 1-0 int, pdat Florida
Florida 1-1-2, 1-21 int
Arkansas
Chattanooga 3-1-4
Georgia
at Ole Miss 2-1-3
at Alabama
Alabama 1-1-2
at Kentucky
at S. Carolina 0-0-0
So. Carolina
Kentucky 0-1-1
N. Texas
Missouri 5-1-6
at Missouri
at Vanderbilt 1-0-1, 1-0 int
Vanderbilt
vs. Iowa
1-2-3
Northwestern
U-A-T, Other
1-1-2
4-4-8, 2-5 int
4-1-5
2-3-5
0-2-2
4-0-4, 2 pbu
3-1-4
3-0-3
6-0-6
2-2-4
0-1-1
0-0-0, 1-0 int
2-0-2
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 71 national prospect, No. 9 safety, No.
4 prospect in Tenn.)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 14 safety)
• 2013 Gatorade State Player of the Year for Tennessee
• Tennessee Titans Division II-A Mr. Football in both 2012
and 2013
• 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl selection
• 2012 Knoxville News Sentinel’s Defensive Player of the
Year
• Two-time TSWA All-State selection
• Played both defensive back and running back for Webb
• Led Spartans to Division II-A State Championship in 2013
• As a senior leader had 53 tackles, one sack and two
interceptions to go along with 1,014 rushing yards and 23
total touchdowns on offense
• Named BlueCross Bowl Offensive MVP as he ran for
more than 250 yards and scored three touchdowns in the
championship game
• As a junior, recorded 72 tackles and three interceptions
on defense and carried the ball 99 times for 1,120 yards
and 23 touchdowns while also scoring five receiving
touchdowns
PERSONAL
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Webb School in Knoxville, Tenn., for head
coach David Meske
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 68 national prospect, No. 6 safety,
No. 3 prospect in Tenn.)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 84 national prospect, No. 5 safety, No.
3 prospect in Tenn.)
• Full Name: Todd Eric Kelly, Jr.
• Born: October 9, 1995
• Son of Renee and Todd Kelly Sr.
• Father, Todd Kelly Sr., was a star for the Vols in the early
1990s and played four seasons in the NFL for the San
Francisco 49ers, Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons
• Majoring in Biomedical Engineering
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R-JUNIOR • 2L • 6-6 • 318
KNOXVILLE, TENN. • CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF KNOXVILLE
CAREER HONORS
• 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2013-14 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2015 - R-SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 7/5
• Started first five games of 2015 at right tackle, played in
seven games overall
• Sat out six games vs. #19 Georgia (10/10) through at
Missouri (11/21) with elbow and knee injuries
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• Returned to action, playing late in regular-season
finale vs. Vanderbilt (11/28) and in Outback Bowl vs.
Northwestern (1/1)
• Vols ran for 254 yards at Florida (9/26), most by UT in
the series
• Helped team to 604 yards of total offense and 399
rushing yards (most since 1994) vs. Bowling Green (9/5)
• Games/Starts: 13/2
• Started at left tackle vs. #4 Alabama (10/25), first start
since Arkansas State (9/6)
• Saw late action in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Iowa (1/2)
• Saw most extensive playing time since Arkansas State
game when he played at left tackle at #3 Ole Miss (10/18)
• Started at left tackle in second game of season after
injury to Jacob Gilliam vs. Arkansas State (9/6) for first
start of his career
• One of 32 to make Tennessee debut vs. Utah State (8/31)
2013 - FRESHMAN
• Redshirt season
HIGH SCHOOL
• Coached by Rusty Bradley at Christian Academy of
Knoxville
• 247Sports: 3-star (No. 20 overall prospect in Tennessee)
• ESPN: 3-star
• Rivals: 3-star
• Scout: 3-star
• Helped his team to back-to-back TSSAA Class 3A State
Championships in his junior and senior seasons
• In the 2012 state championship game, helped lead CAK to
a 608-yard offensive effort
• Earned Class 3A All-State honors in his senior season
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Brett Blair Kendrick
• Born: April 12, 1995
• Son of Beth and Bryan Kendrick
• Majoring in Recreation and Sport Management
DARRIN KIRKLAND JR.
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LINEBACKER
SOPHOMORE • 1L • 6-2 • 230
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. • LAWRENCE CENTRAL H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2015 All-SEC Freshman Team
 CAREER STATISTICS
2015 - FRESHMAN
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR QH Int High Tk
2015
12/93822 60 2-18 5-210 1 5 1-26 9-SC
• Games/Starts: 13/10
• Played in all 13 games with 10 starts at middle linebacker
as a true freshman, making 66 tackles (fourth on team)
with 6.5 TFLs and 3.0 sacks, an interception and five
quarterback hurries
• Fourth in career tackles by a true freshman at Tennessee
with 66
• Second in SEC in tackles by freshmen (Dre Greenlaw of
Arkansas had 95)
• 31 tackles in final five season games
• Posted six tackles with 1.5 TFLs and a sack in Outback
Bowl win over Northwestern (1/1)
• Five tackles and a clutch fumble recovery at Missouri (11/21)
• Led Vols in tackles with eight, including a TFL vs. North
Texas (11/14)
• Career-high of nine tackles vs. South Carolina (11/7)
• First career interception along with six tackles at
Kentucky (10/31)
• Tied season high with seven tackles at #8 Alabama (10/24)
• Season-high seven tackles vs. Arkansas (10/3)
• Five tackles including 1.5 TFLs and a 9-yard sack at
Florida (9/26)
• First career start came vs. Western Carolina (9/19), made
four tackles
• As one of 15 true freshmen to debut vs. Bowling Green
(9/5), made three tackles including a 9-yard sack
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis,
Ind., for coach Jed Richman
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 4 ILB No. 2 prospect in Indiana)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 7 ILB, No. 1 prospect in Indiana)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 7 ILB, No. 1 prospect in Indiana)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 5 MLB, No. 1 prospect in Midwest)
• Played in U.S. Army All-American Game in 2015
• Named MaxPreps All-American in 2014
• Participated in The Opening in 2014
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles 9 vs. South Carolina, 11/7/15
Sacks 1 three times, last vs. Northwestern, 1/1/16
Tackle for Loss
1.5 at Florida, 9/26/15 & vs. Northwestern, 1/1/16
Interceptions
1 at Kentucky, 10/31/15
Fumble Recovery
1 at Missouri, 11/21/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2015 Opp.
vs. B. Green
Oklahoma
W. Carolina
at Florida
Arkansas
Georgia
at Alabama
U-A-T, Other
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other
2-1-3, 1-9 sk, 1-9 tfl at Kentucky 2-4-6, 1-26 int, 1-1 tfl, 2 qh
2-0-2
So. Carolina 5-4-9, qh
2-2-4
N. Texas5-3-8, 1-1 tfl
3-2-5, 1.5-9 tfl, 1-9 skat Missouri 2-3-5, fr
6-1-7, qh
Vanderbilt 3-0-3, pbu
1-0-1, qh
Northwestern5-1-6, 1.5-8 tfl, 1-8 sk
5-2-7, 0.5-1 tfl
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2014 - R-FRESHMAN
• Named to Indianapolis Star Super Team as a senior
• Honored as all-state in Indiana in both 2013 and 2014
• First team all-conference as a junior and senior
• Had 367 tackles in his three-year prep career
• Piled up 121 tackles as a senior, including 13.5 tackles for
loss along with three interceptions in 2014
• Had 108 tackles as a junior in 2013 and 138 as a
sophomore in 2012
• Helped Bears to 2012 Indiana State Championship and
perfect 14-0 record
• Played basketball in high school
• Earned Honor Roll every semester in high school
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PERSONAL
• Full name: Darrin Keith Kirkland Jr.
• Born: Oct. 4, 1996 in Indianapolis, Ind.
• Son of Stephanie and Darrin Kirkland Sr.
• Brother of Derrick and Dean Kirkland
 KIRKLAND ON THE CHARTS
¢ Tackles By True Freshman - Season
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 86 80 72 66
65 Eric Berry
A.J. Johnson Derek Barnett
Darrin Kirkland Jr.
Jonathan Hefney 2007
2011
2014
2015
2004
JONATHAN KONGBO
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R-SOPHOMORE • JC • 6-6 • 270
SURREY, B.C. • HOLY CROSS H.S. • WYOMING • ARIZONA WESTERN CC
PROSPECT RANKINGS
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 1 overall JUCO prospect, No. 1
JUCO DE, No. 1 JUCO prospect in Arizona)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 4 JUCO prospect, No. 1 JUCO DE)
• Rivals: 5-star
• Scout: 5-star (No. 5 JUCO prospect, No. 1 JUCO DE)
2015 - R-FRESHMAN (AT ARIZONA WESTERN CC)
• Played 2015 season at Arizona Western College in Yuma,
Arizona for coach Tom Minnick
• PrepStar JUCO All-American
• Member of ESPN JC50
• First team All-Conference in Arizona Community College
Athletic Conference and Western States Football League
• Totaled 55 tackles with 16 TFLs, including 11 sacks
• Had a breakout performance against Pima C.C. (10/3),
recording nine tackles, six tackles for loss and five sacks;
all of those marks were career highs
2014 - FRESHMAN (AT WYOMING)
• Redshirted as a true freshman at the University of
Wyoming before transferring to Arizona Western College
HIGH SCHOOL
• Began playing football as a senior at Holy Cross H.S. in
Surrey, British Columbia, for coach Ken Buchan
• Helped lead the Crusaders to the Class AA Playoffs, and
was selected as a First Team Provincial All-Star
• Led the Crusader basketball team to a second place
finish in the provincial 4A championship as a senior
• In track and field, Kongbo placed third in the provincial
championships in the 100-meter dash as a junior
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Jonathan Kongbo III
• Born March 19, 1996
• Son of Joachim and Lily Kongbo
• Born in the Congo, moved to Canada when he was 5
MICHAEL LACEY
WIDE RECEIVER
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R-FRESHMAN • RS • 5-7 • 178
NASHVILLE, TENN. • MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Did not appear in any games as a freshman
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville,
Tenn., for coach Marty Euverard
• 247Sports: 2-star
• A third-team All-Midstate selection, played defensive
back, running back and returned kicks for the Big Red
in 2014
• Tallied 1,075 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns while
helping lead MBA to an 11-2 record and the school’s first
state title since 2007
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• Defensively, posted 48.5 tackles (43 solo) while hauling
in an interception and forcing a fumble in 2014
• Averaged more than 10 yards per carry as a situational
runner for the Big Red, racking up 234 yards and four
touchdowns. He also hauled in 13 receptions for 308
yards and three scores.
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Michael James Lacey
• Born: April 18, 1997 in Nashville, Tenn.
• Son of Mike and Leslie Lacey
• Majoring in Journalism and Electric Media
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RUNNING BACK
FRESHMAN • 6-1 • 195
LONE GROVE, OKLA. • LONE GROVE H.S.
PERSONAL
HIGH SCHOOL
• Started as running back for Lone Grove and was a key
component in helping the team advance into the third
round of the football play-offs in 2015
• Recorded 3,066 yards on the ground and 51 touchdowns
for the Longhorns in 2015
• Named a 3-star prospect by 247Sports.com as a senior
• Full Name: Jeremy Lewis
LaTROY LEWIS
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DEFENSIVE LINE
R-SENIOR • 3L • 6-4 • 256
AKRON, OHIO • ARCHBISHOP HOBAN H.S.
CAREER HONORS
•Awarded the 63 Award at the 2016 Orange and White Game
2015 - R-JUNIOR
• Games/Starts: 13/5
• Worked at left defensive end along with Corey Vereen
• Played in all 13 games, with five starts, in 2015, made
29 tackles with a sack, 2.0 TFL, forced fumble and four
quarterback hurries
• Posted four tackles, including a sack in regular-season
finale win over Vanderbilt (11/28)
• Started in win at Missouri (11/21) and posted three tackles
with a forced fumble
• Career-high five tackles in win vs. #19 Georgia (10/10)
• Made three tackles in start at Florida (9/26)
• Second start of career, first of 2015, came vs. Western
Carolina (9/19), making career-high four tackles
2014 - R-SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/1
• Played in all 13 games, with one start, had eight tackles, with
5.0 TFLs, a sack, pass break-up and two quarterback hurries
• Had a pass break-up and a quarterback hurry in 2015
TaxSlayer Bowl win over Iowa (1/2)
• Drew first start of career at Vanderbilt (11/29)
• Two tackles including a 2-yard TFL vs. Kentucky (11/15)
• Three tackles with a 12-yard TFL vs. Chattanooga (10/11)
• TFL for four yards and forced a fumble at #12/13 Georgia
(9/27)
• One stop for a loss vs. Arkansas State (9/6)
• Recorded first-career sack for five yards in opener vs. Utah
State (8/31)
2013 - R-FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 6/0
• Backup DE, played in six games, making four tackles
• Made college debut vs. Austin Peay (8/31) and racked up
three tackles including a TFL
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR QH Int High Tk
2013
6/0 3 1 4 0-0 1-1000 0-03-APSU
2014
13/1 6 2 8 1-5 5-24 100 0-0 3-UTC
2015 13/516 1329 1-5 2-6 104 0-0 5-UGa
Totals 32/625 16 412-10 8-312 0 4 0-0 5-UGa
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles
Sacks Tackles for Loss
Forced Fumble
5 vs. Georgia, 10/10/15
1 vs. Utah State, 8/31/14
1 seven times, last, vs. Bowling Green. 9/5/15
1 at Georgia, 9/28/14 & at Missouri, 11/21/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2014 Opp. U-A-T, Other 2015 Opp.
Utah State 1-0-1, 1-5 sk, 1-5 tfl, qhvs. B. Green
Ark. State 1-0-1, 1-1 tfl
Oklahoma
at Oklahoma 0-0-0
W. Carolina
at Georgia 1-0-1, 1-4 tfl, ff at Florida
Florida 0-0-0
Arkansas
Chattanooga 2-1-3, 1-12 tfl
Georgia
at Ole Miss 0-0-0
at Alabama
Alabama 0-0-0
at Kentucky
at S. Carolina 0-0-0
So. Carolina
Kentucky 1-1-2, 1-2 tfl
N. Texas
Missouri 0-0-0
at Missouri
at Vanderbilt 0-0-0
Vanderbilt
vs. Iowa
0-0-0, qh, pbu Northwestern
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JEREMY LEWIS
U-A-T, Other
2-0-2, 1-1 tfl
0-0-0
1-3-4
3-0-3
2-1-3. qh
4-1-5, qh
1-0-1
0-2-2
0-0-0, pbu
0-2-2, qh
1-2-3, ff
2-2-4, 1-5 sk, 1-5 tfl
0-0-0
2012 - FRESHMAN
• Redshirt season, did not play as a freshman
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Archbishop Hoban in Akron, Ohio for coach
Ralph Orsini
• 247sports: 3-star (No. 36 overall DE No. 22 prospect in
Ohio)
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• ESPN: 4-star (No. 30 overall DE, No. 14 prospect in Ohio)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 27 overall DE No. 27 prospect in Ohio)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 57 overall defensive end)
• Named to the Butkus Award watch list prior to his senior
campaign at Archbishop Hoban High School, but suffered
a broken bone in his foot during the second game which
forced him to miss the remainder of the season
• As a junior in 2010, earned Associated Press Second Team
All-Ohio and First Team All-Akron accolades after recording
96 tackles and nine sacks
• Compiled 70 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 13 sacks and one
interception as a sophomore
• Also played on the Knights’ basketball team
PERSONAL
• Full Name: LaTroy Rayshawn Lewis
• Born November 9, 1993
• Son of La Tonya Lewis-Bector
• Majoring in Kinesiology
GRAYSON LINDE
PUNTER
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FRESHMAN • 6-1 • 185
BRENTWOOD, TENN. • RAVENWOOD H.S.
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood, Tenn.
• Helped Ravenwood to a Class 6A State Championship
title as the team’s primary punter
• Averaged 36.7 yards per punt during his senior year in
2015
• Rated as the No. 20 punter in the Class of 2016 by Kohl’s
Professional Camps
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Grayson Linde
• Born: Sept. 10, 1997
• Son of Amy and Mace Linde
RILEY LOVINGOOD
LONG SNAPPER
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R-FRESHMAN • RS • 6-0 • 209
HENDERSONVILLE, TENN. • BEECH SENIOR H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Did not appear in any games as a freshman
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Beech Senior High School in Hendersonville,
Tenn., for coach Anthony Crabtree
• 247 Sports: 2-star (No. 4 long snapper, No. 77 prospect
in Tennessee)
• ESPN: 2-star (No. 4 long snapper, No. 44 prospect in
Tennessee)
• Rivals: 2-star
• Scout: 2-star
• Served as long snapper in Beech’s 2012 Tennessee State
Championship
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• Invited to the 2014 Rubio Long Snapping Top 12 Camp
in Los Angeles
• Attended the 2013 11th Annual National Kicking and
Snapping Event in Las Vegas
• Named co-MVP at the June 2013 Tennessee Special
Teams Camp
• High school teammate with Tennessee running back
Jalen Hurd
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Riley James Lovingood
• Born: Oct. 25, 1996
• Son of Rachel and Jeff Lovingood
• Father Jeff served as Vols’ chaplain under Phillip Fulmer
• Brother of Trevor Lovingood and uncle Jeff, who served
as student managers for the Vols
• Majoring in Marketing
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WIDE RECEIVER
JUNIOR • 2L • 6-3 • 200
GALLATIN, TENN. • STATION CAMP H.S.
2015 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/12
• In 12 starts at receiver in 2015, third on Vols with 31
catches for team-best 405 yards with two touchdowns
• Two catches for 17 yards in Outback Bowl win vs.
Northwestern (1/1)
• Four catches for 38 yards vs. North Texas (11/14)
• First career 100-yard receiving game at Kentucky (10/31)
as he had four catches for 103 yards including careerlong 75-yard touchdown reception (longest pass for Vols
in 2015); game was first 100-yard receiving game for Vols
in 2015
• Two catches for 43 yards, with a 34-yarder to help give
Vols late lead at #8 Alabama (10/24)
• Topped Vols with five catches for 60 yards in win over
#19 Georgia (10/10)
• Three catches for 17 yards vs. Arkansas (10/3)
• Led Vols with four catches for 33 yards vs. Western
Carolina (9/19)
• Scored second career touchdown on a 9-yard score vs.
#19 Oklahoma (9/12), making two catches for 19 yards
• In return to Midstate, started and had three catches for
40 yards vs. Bowling Green (9/5)
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 13/6
• Played in all 13 games, with six starts, making 23 catches for
231 yards with one touchdown
• Caught one pass for four yards in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win
over Iowa (1/2)
• First career touchdown on 9-yard reception vs. #4 Alabama
(10/25) on Joshua Dobbs’ first TD pass of season
• Five catches for 75 yards at #3 Ole Miss (10/18)
• Four catches for 28 yards vs. Florida (10/4)
• First start came at #12/13 Georgia (9/27) and made five
catches for 43 yards
• Two catches for 23 yards at #4/3 Oklahoma (9/13)
• Snagged one catch for 14 yards vs. Arkansas State (9/6)
• One of 21 true freshmen to debut vs. Utah State (8/31),
making two catches for 26 yards
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Station Camp High School in Gallatin, Tennessee
for coach Shaun Hollinsworth
• Rivals: 5-star (No. 20 national prospect, No. 2 WR, No. 2
prospect in Tennessee)
• 247Sports: 4-star (No. 46 national prospect, No. 5 WR, No.
2 prospect in Tennessee)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 48 national prospect, No. 6 WR, No. 1
prospect in Tennessee)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 10 WR)
• Played in 2014 U.S. Army All-American Game
• Participated in “The Opening” 2013, showcasing the nation’s
elite prospects
• Named Tennessee Mr. Football in 2013
• Earned First Team All-State honors from Tennessee Sports
Writers Association as a senior
• Member of The Tennessean Dandy Dozen
• Scored 31 touchdowns as a senior in 2013, scoring TDs
four different ways (receiving, rushing, kickoff return and
 CAREER STATISTICS
Receiving 2014
2015
Totals
GP/GS
13/6
13/12
26/18
No Yds
23 231
31405
54636
Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
10.0 17.8 120-Miss 75-Miss
13.1 31.2 2 75-UK 103-UK
11.8 24.5 3 75-UK 103-UK
 CAREER HIGHS
Receptions Receiving Yards Touchdowns 5 three times, last vs. Georgia, 10/10/15
103 at Kentucky, 10/31/15
1 three times, last at Kentucky, 10/31/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2014 Opp. Rec-Yds-TD, Lg
Utah State 2-26-0, 15
Ark. State 1-14-0, 14
at Oklahoma 2-23-0, 14
at Georgia 5-43-0, 16
Florida 4-28-0, 17
Chattanooga 0-0-0
at Ole Miss 5-75-0, 20
Alabama 1-9-1, 9
at S.Carolina 0-0-0
Kentucky 2-9-0, 7
Missouri 0-0-0
at Vanderbilt 0-0-0
vs. Iowa
1-4-0
2015 Rec-Yds-TD, Lg
vs. B. Green 3-40-0
Oklahoma 2-19-1, 10
W. Carolina 4-33-0, 19
at Florida 0-0-0
Arkansas 3-17-0, 11
Georgia 5-60-0, 23
at Alabama 2-43-0, 34
at Kentucky 4-103-1, 75
So. Carolina 0-0-0
No. Texas 4-38-0, 22
at Missouri 2-35-0, 21
Vanderbilt 0-0-0
Northwestern 2-17-0, 10
interception return)
• Piled up 71 receptions for 1,404 yards and 19 receiving
touchdowns as a senior
• Ran for 246 yards on 22 carries and five touchdowns as a
senior
• Also averaged 26 yards per kickoff return including a pair of
returns for touchdowns in 2013
• Helped Bison to 9-3 record and playoff berth as a senior
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JOSH MALONE
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Joshua Khiry Malone
• Born: March 21, 1996
• Son of Rebecca and Cordell Malone
• Majoring in Finance
• Cousin of former Vols defensive back and 1998 National
Champion Mikki Allen
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JUSTIN MARTIN
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JUNIOR • 1L • 6-1 • 183
ANTIOCH, TENN. • OVERTON H.S./NORTHEAST OKLAHOMA A&M
CAREER HONORS
• 2015 Sporting News Top JUCO Players Moving On
• 2015 Athlon Sports No. 11 Top JUCO Transfers
2015 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/6
• Played in all 13 games, starting last six games in first year
at Tennessee
• Made 23 tackles along with six pass break-ups
• Five tackles and break-up in Outback Bowl win over
Northwestern (1/1)
• Two tackles in regular-season finale vs. Vanderbilt (11/28)
• First UT start came at Kentucky (10/31), making three
tackles
• Saw most playing time of career with seven tackles and
a pass break-up at #8 Alabama (10/24)
• Two tackles vs. Arkansas (10/3)
• First tackle came vs. Western Carolina (9/19)
• One of 22 players to make their Vols debut vs, Bowling
Green (9/5), which was a retun to his area
2014 - FRESHMAN (AT NE OKLAHOMA A&M)
• Played in nine games at Northeast Oklahoma A&M
College in Miami, Oklahoma for coach Ryan Held
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 7 overall JUCO prospect, No. 1
JUCO cornerback, No. 1 JUCO prospect in Tennessee)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 32 overall JUCO prospect, No. 4 JUCO
cornerback)
• Rivals: 4-star
• Scout: 4-star
• Made 24 tackles and had three pass break-ups
• Returned nine kickoffs for 292 yards (32.4 yards per
return)
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
2015 13/620 3230-0 0-00060-0 7-Ala
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles Pass Break-Ups
7 at Alabama, 10/24/15
2 vs. South Carolina, 11/7/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2015 Opp.
vs. B. Green
Oklahoma
W. Carolina
at Florida
Arkansas
Georgia
at Alabama
U-A-T, Other
0-0-0
0-0-0
1-0-1, pbu
0-0-0
2-0-2
0-0-0
7-0-7, pbu
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other
at Kentucky 3-0-3, pbu
So. Carolina 1-0-1, 2 pbu
No. Texas
0-2-2
at Missouri 0-0-0
Vanderbilt2-0-2
Northwestern4-1-5, pbu
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at John Overton High School in Nashville, Tenn.,
for coach Terry Anderson
• Named to 2013 Tennessean All-Midstate first-team
• Helped Overton to a 2013 undefeated regular season
and 11-1 overall record
• Rushed for 1,887 yards and 26 touchdowns in his senior
season of 2013
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Justin Xavior Martin
• Born: Nov. 6, 1995
• Son of Deanna Martin
WILL MARTINEZ
WIDE RECEIVER
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SOPHOMORE • SQ • 5-8 • 184
KNOXVILLE, TENN. • KNOXVILLE CATHOLIC H.S.
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 2/0
• Played vs. Western Carolina (9/19) and Vanderbilt (11/28)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Knoxville Catholic High School for coach
Steve Matthews
• Standout football and baseball player at Knoxville Catholic High School in Knoxville
• Honored as first-team All-State, All-Region, All-Area as
a senior
• All-purpose player seeing action as a wide receiver, defensive back, returner, punter and holder
• As a senior in 2013, had 36 catches for 519 yards with
five touchdowns
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• Had five interceptions and 34 tackles on defense
• Racked up 1,151 punt return yards
PERSONAL
• Full Name: William Alexander Martinez
• Born: July 30, 1995
• Son of Kim and Willie Martinez
• Majoring in Finance
• Son of Vols defensive backs coach Willie Martinez
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JUNIOR • 2L • 6-0 • 235
LOCUST GROVE, GA. • LOCUST GROVE H.S.
2015 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/0
• Back-up WILL linebacker behind Jalen Reeves-Maybin
• Played in all 13 games with 12 tackles, with team-high
nine special teams
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 13/0
• Played in all 13 games on special teams and as a reserve
WILL linebacker, making 19 tackles
• Led team with 14 special teams tackles
• Three stops in win over Kentucky (11/15)
• Three tackles vs. Chattanooga (10/11), seeing most time
at linebacker
• Four tackles in homecoming at Georgia (9/27)
• First tackle came vs. Arkansas State (9/6)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Locust Grove High School in Locus Grove,
Ga., for head coach Clint Satterfield
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 12 safety, No. 13 prospect in Ga.)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 11 safety, No 14 prospect in Ga.)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 30 safety, No. 26 prospect in Ga.)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 19 safety)
• Played in 2013 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in
Orlando
• Rated No. 1 safety in Georgia
• Georgia Class 4A All-State Defensive Back in 2013 by the
Atlanta Journal Constitution
• Georgia Class 4A All-State Defensive Back in 2013 by the
Associated Press
• Georgia Sportswriters All-State First Team defensive
back as a senior
• Named Atlanta Journal Constitution All-Metro in 2013
• Compiled 92 total tackles including 48 solo tackles in his
senior campaign
• Made 56 total tackles, 42 of which were solo tackles in
junior season
• Intercepted five passes and forced four fumbles in his
prep career
• On offense, had 43 catches for 516 yards with seven receiving touchdowns as a senior
• Also ran for 251 yards in high school, scoring three rushing
touchdowns
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Cortez D’Angelo McDowell
• Born: April 11, 1996
• Son of Deborah McDowell
• Majoring in Sociology
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
2014 13/010 9190-0 0-00100-0 4-UGa
2015
13/0 8 4 12 0-0 0-0000 0-0 2-3x
Career 26/01813310-0 0-00100-0 4-UGa
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles Fumble Recovery 4 vs. Georgia, 9/27/14
1 vs. Chattanooga, 10/4/14
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2014 Opp. U-A-T, Other
Utah State
0-0-0
Ark. State 1-0-1
at Oklahoma 0-0-0
at Georgia 2-2-4
Florida 0-0-0
Chattanooga 0-3-3, fr
at Ole Miss 1-0-1
Alabama 1-0-1
at S. Carolina 1-1-2
Kentucky 1-2-3
Missouri 1-0-1
at Vanderbilt 2-0-2
vs. Iowa
0-1-1
2015 Opp.
vs. B. Green
Oklahoma
W. Carolina
at Florida
Arkansas
Georgia
at Alabama
at Kentucky
So. Carolina
No. Texas
at Missouri
Vanderbilt
Northwestern
KAHLIL McKENZIE
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U-A-T, Other
0-0-0
1-1-2
1-0-1
1-0-1
0-1-1
2-0-2
0-0-0
1-0-1
1-0-1
0-0-0
0-1-1
1-1-2
0-0-0
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CORTEZ McDOWELL
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WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. • CLAYTON VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL
CAREER HONORS
• 2015 Lindy’s Sports No. 4 Impact True Freshman
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 13/0
• True freshman saw increased time at defensive tackle
• Played in all 13 games, made 14 tackles with a sack, TFL
and a forced fumble
• Four tackles in Outback Bowl win vs. Northwestern (1/1)
• Two tackles, pass break-up and quarterback hurry in regular-season finale win vs. Vanderbilt (11/28)
• First career sack came in win at Missouri (11/21), with his
father Reggie in attendance
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
2015 13/0121224 1-5 1-510 10-0 5-Ark
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles Sacks
Tackles For Loss
Forced Fumble 5 vs. Arkansas, 10/3/15
1 at Missouri, 11/21/15
1 at Missouri, 11/21/15
1 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
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• Four tackles in win over #19 Georgia (10/10)
• Five tackles vs. Arkansas (10/3) in most playing time
• Two tackles and forced fumble vs. W. Carolina (9/19)
• With father & Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie in attendance, made first college tackle vs. #19 Oklahoma (9/12)
AT CLAYTON VALLEY CHARTER SCHOOL
• Did not play as a senior while attending Clayton Valley
Charter School in Concord, Calif., in 2014
• 247 Sports: 5-star (No. 3 overall prospect, No. 2 defensive tackle, No. 1 prospect in California)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 26 overall prospect, No. 5 defensive
tackle, No. 4 prospect in California)
• Rivals: 5-star (No. 6 overall prospect, No. 1 defensive
tackle, No. 3 prospect in California)
• Scout: 5-star (No. 1 overall prospect, No. 1 defensive tackle, No. 1 defensive tackle in California)
• Played in 2015 U.S. Army All-American Game
• Attended The Opening in 2015, where he was named the
Defensive Line MVP
• Member of ESPN 300
AT DE LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL
• Played at De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., for
coach Justin Alumbaugh in 2013
• Earned 2013 second-team All-American honors
• Registered 74 tackles and a team-high 12 sacks for 62
yards in his junior season
• Helped the team reach the 2013 CIF Open Division state
title game with a 14-1 record
• Also participated in track and won a shot put title
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2015 Opp.
vs. B. Green
Oklahoma
W. Carolina
at Florida
Arkansas
Georgia
at Alabama
U-A-T, Other
0-0-0
1-0-1
1-1-2, ff
2-0-2
2-3-5
2-2-4
0-0-0
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other
at Kentucky
0-0-0
So. Carolina
1-1-2
N. Texas
0-0-0
at Missouri
1-1-2, 1-5 sk, 1-5 tfl
Vanderbilt
0-2-2, pbu, qh
Northwestern2-2-4
AT SOUTHWEST (WISC.) HIGH SCHOOL
• Played at Southwest High School in Green Bay, Wisc., for
former Packers star Bryce Paup in 2012
• Helped Fighting Trojans to a perfect regular season and
a 10-1 overall record
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Reginald Kahlil McKenzie Jr.
• Born: Jan. 3, 1997
• Son of June and Reggie McKenzie
• Brother of Jalen, Jasmin and Mahkayla
• Father Reggie was a star linebacker at Tennessee from
1981-84 and in the NFL with the Los Angeles Raiders,
Phoenix Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers from 1985-92
• Father Reggie currently serves as the general manager of
the Oakland Raiders after working in the front office of
the Green Bay Packers from 1994-2011
• Uncle Raleigh was an O-lineman with the Vols from 198184 and played in the NFL with the Washington Redskins,
Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers and Green Bay
Packers from 1985-2000
ELIJAH MEDFORD
LONG SNAPPER
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BURLINGTON, N.C. • WALTER WILLIAMS H.S.
2015 - R-FRESHMAN
• Did not appear in any games as a redshirt freshman
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Joined team as a walk-on long snapper
HIGH SCHOOL
• Graduated from at Walter Williams High School in Burlington, N.C.
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Elijah Jesse Medford
AARON MEDLEY
PLACEKICKER
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JUNIOR • 2L • 6-2 • 194
LEWISBURG, TENN. • MARSHALL COUNTY H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2014-15 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
• 2014 Campus Insiders Honorable Mention Freshman AllAmerican
2015 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/13
• Returning starting placekicker in 2015 after starting all of
2014 as a true freshman
• Seventh in career made field goals (41)
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 CAREER STATISTICS
KickingGP/GSFGFGA Pct. PATPTS20-29 30-3940-49 50+ LONG
2014
13/13 20 2676.942-43 102 7-7 12-13 1-6 0-0 46-UGa
2015
13/13 21 31 67.7 55-55 118 7-9 9-10 5-9 0-3 47-VU
Totals 26/26 41 57 71.9 97-98 220 14-16 21-23 6-15 0-3 47-VU
KickoffGP/GS
2014 13/11
2015 13/13
Totals 26/24
No Yds
633786
895510
1529296
Avg OB TB
60.1 1 15
61.9 5 37
61.2 6 52
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 13/13
• Served as starting placekicker all season as a true
freshman
• Second in the SEC in field goals made (20) and second in
field goals made per game (1.54)
• Ranked tied for 14th in the NCAA in field goals made and
16th in field goals made per game
• His 20 field goals are tied for the fourth-most in a singleseason in Tennessee history (with Fuad Reveiz in 1984)
• His 20 field goals made are the second-most by a true
freshman in a season, behind Daniel Lincoln’s 21 in 2007
• Kicked in all 13 games, making 42-of-43 PATs and 20-of26 on field goals with long of 46 for 102 points
• Has made 19-of-20 field goals from inside 39 yards
• Kicked off in 11 games, 63 times for 60.1 average with 15
touchbacks
• Made six PATs and a 28-yard field goal in 2015 TaxSlayer
Bowl win over Iowa (1/2), also kicked off eight times with
two touchbacks
• Made 36-yard field goal and three PATs in win at
Vanderbilt (11/29)
• Made field goals of 38 and 39 yards vs. #19 Missouri
(11/22), also boomed two of four kickoffs for touchbacks
• Connected on 3-of-4 field goals (38, 21, 39 yards) and
kicked off 10 times with three touchbacks in win over
Kentucky (11/15)
• Made game-winning overtime field goal from 32 yards to
 CAREER HIGHS
Field Goals Made 4 at Missouri, 11/21/15
Field Goals Attempted 5 at Missouri, 11/21/15
Longest Field Goal 47 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/28/15
Longest Attempt 55 at Florida, 9/26/15
Game-Winning Field Goal 32 at South Carolina, 11/1/14
PATs 8 vs. Bowling Green, 9/5/14
Kickoffs 10 four times, last vs. Vanderbilt, 11/28/15
7 vs. Chattanooga, 10/11/14
Touchbacks
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2014 Opp. FGs, PATs, Pts Kickoffs, TB
Utah State 1-2 (41miss, 36G), 5-5, 8 pts
7-407-58.1
Ark. State 2-3 (20G, 35miss, 38 G), 4-4, 10 pts
0-0
at Oklahoma 1-1 (31G), 1-1, 4 pts
0-0
at Georgia 1-1 (46G), 3-3, 6 pts
5-289-57.8
Florida 3-3 (36G, 38G, 39G), 0-0, 9pts
4-248-62.0
Chattanooga 1-2 (25G, 42miss), 6-6, 9 pts 8-520-65.0, 7 TB
at Ole Miss 1-1 (27G), 0-0, 3 pts
2-126-63.0
Alabama 2-2 (27G, 24G), 2-2, 8 pts
4-237-59.2
at So. Carolina 1-3 (43WL, 45WL, 32G), 6-6, 9 pts
6-330-55.0
Kentucky 3-4 (38G, 21G, 48WR, 39G), 5-6, 14 pts 10-618-61.8, 3 TB
Missouri 2-2 (38G, 39 G) 1-1, 7 pts 4-238-59.5, 2 TB
at Vanderbilt 1-1 (36G) 3-3, 6 pts 5-288-57.6, 1 TB
vs. Iowa
1-1 (28G) 6-6, 9 pts8-486-60.6, 2 TB
2015 Opp. FGs, PATs, Pts Kickoffs, TB
vs. B. Green 1-3 (42 WL, 29 WR, 26G), 8-8, 11 pts 10-621-62.1, 5 TB
Oklahoma 1-2 (19G, 48 WR), 3-3 PAT, 6 pts 4-260-65.0, 3 TB
W. Carolina 2-2 (20G, 31G), 7-7 PAT, 13 pts 10-593-59.3, 2 TB
at Florida 2-3 (34G, 37G, 55 ER) 3-3 PAT, 9 pts 6-381-63.5, 2 TB
Arkansas 2-3 (28 LU, 35G, 45G), 2-2 PAT, 8 pts 5-327-65.4, 3 TB
Georgia
1-1 (22 G), 5-5 PAT, 8 pts 7-432-61.7, 2 TB
at Alabama 0-3 (43 WR, 51 WL, 51 WL), 2-2 PAT 2 pts 3-195-65.0, 1 TB
at Kentucky 1-1 (44G), 7-7 PAT, 10 pts 9-532-59.1, 5 TB
So. Carolina 2-2 (44G, 27 G), 3-3 PAT, 9 pts 6-388-64.7, 4 TB
North Texas 1-1 (34G), 3-3 PAT, 6 pts 5-302-60.4, 2 TB
at Missouri 4-5 (34G, 22G, 44G, 31 WR, 30G), 1-1 PAT, 13 pts
6-336-56.0
Vanderbilt 3-3 (26G, 47G, 32G), 5-5 PAT, 14 pts 10-615-61.5, 3 TB
Northwestern1-2 (49RU, 35G), 6-6 PAT, 9 pts 8-528-66.0, 5 TB
lift Vols to 45-42 comeback win at South Carolina (11/1)
• Converted field goals of 27 and 24 yards vs. #4 Alabama
(10/25)
• Boomed seven kickoffs vs. Chattanooga (10/11), also
made a 25-yard field goal
• Scored all of UT’s points vs. Florida (10/4), making three
field goals of 36, 38, 39 yards
• Converted 46-yard field goal at #12/13 Georgia (9/27)
• Made a 31-yard field goal at Oklahoma (9/13)
• Converted field goals of 20 and 38 yards along with four
extra points vs. Arkansas State (9/6)
• In college debut vs. Utah State (8/31), converted a 36yard field goal and five extra points
GENERAL STAFF PLAYERSREVIEW HISTORY HONORS VOLMANAC RECORDS
• Seventh in UT history in career field goal percentage (.719)
• His 118 points on kick scoring in a season are set new
Tennessee record breaking mark of Daniel Lincoln (115)
set in 2007
• 21 field goals is a season tied for third-most in a season in
UT history with Daniel Lincoln in 2007
• 31 field goals attempted tied for school record with Fuad
Reveiz in 1982
• Went 55-of-55 on point after attempts to stand second
all-time at Tennessee with most makes without a miss in a
season to John Becksvoort (59-of-59) in 1993
• In 2015, made 21-of-31 field goals and perfect 55-of-55 on
PATs for 118 points
• Second in SEC in kick scoring (9.1 ppg) 118 points
• Fourth in SEC in field goals made with 21
• Made 12 of last 14 field goals to finish season
• Made a 35-yard field goal, along with six PATs in
Outback Bowl win over Northwestern (1/1), also had five
touchbacks on eight kickoffs
• Connected on all three field goals, including career-long
47-yarder in regular-season finale win vs. Vanderbilt
(11/28), also made field goals of 26 and 32 yards
• Booted career-high four field goals (on five attempts) in
win at Missouri (11/21), connecting from 34, 22, 44 and 30
yards; four field goals in a game was most by a Vol since
Derrick Brodus made four vs. Akron in 2012
• Kicked game-winning 27-yard field goal vs. South
Carolina (11/7), added a 44-yard field goal, three PATs
and four touchbacks
• Booted a 44-yard field goal at Kentucky (10/31), along
with seven PATs and five kickoff touchbacks
• Connected on 35 and 45-yard field goals vs. Arkansas
(10/3)
• Made field goals of 34 and 37 yards at Florida (9/26),
missed potential game-winner from 55 yards
• Booted 20 and 30-yard field goals along with seven PATs
vs. Western Carolina (9/19)
• Connected on career-high eight PATs vs Bowling Green
(9/5), also made 1-of-3 field goals
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Marshall County High School in Lewisburg,
Tenn. for head coach Aaron Pitts
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 4 kicker, No. 20 prospect in Tenn.)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 1 kicker, No. 14 prospect in Tenn.)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 4 kicker, No. 17 prospect in Tenn.)
• Scout: 3-star
• Played in the 2013 Under Armour All-American Game
• 2013 MaxPreps Preseason All American Team
• 2013 Tennessee Class AA Mr. Football Finalist
• 2013 District 12 AA Special Teams Player of the Year
• 2013 All-MidState First Team by the Tennessean
• 2013 Varsity All Super Region Punter
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• Made a 65-yard field goal in 2013 Kohl’s Kicking Southern
Showcase
• As a senior, connected on three-of-six field goals, making
33-of-35 extra points; punted 33 times for a 37.2 average
• Also kicked off 52 times, reached endzone 46 times for
touchbacks
• 2012 Varsity All Super Region Kicker
• 2012 All-MidState First Team by the Tennessean
• 2012 Kohl’s Kicking All American Team First Team Class
of 2014
• 2012 MaxPreps Medium Schools All-American Second
Team
¢ Field Goals Made - Season
1981-84
1995-98
2003-06
1999-2002
1991-94
2007-10
2014-Pres.
2010-13
¢ Field Goals Made Percentage - Career
1. 2. 3.
4.
5.
6. 7.
.779
.747
.740
.727
.723
.720
.719
Alex Walls
Fuad Reveiz
Michael Palardy
Greg Burke
Carlos Reveiz
James Wilhoit
Aaron Medley
1999-2002
1981-84
2010-13
1989-90
1984-86
2003-06
2014-Pres.
¢ Kick Scoring - Season
1. 2. 3. 4.
5. 118
115
107
104
102
102
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Aaron W. Medley
• Born: August 8, 1995
• Son of Sheila and Richard Medley
• Wears #25 as a tribute to former Vols kicker and mentor
James Wilhoit
• Majoring in Business Analytics
¢ Field Goals Made - Season
 MEDLEY ON THE CHARTS
1. 71
Fuad Reveiz
2.
61
Jeff Hall
3. 59
James Wilhoit
4. 53
Alex Walls
5. 52
John Becksvoort
6. 51
Daniel Lincoln
7. 41
Aaron Medley
8.37Michael Palardy
• Punted 44 times for 40.4 average as a junior; also made
three field goals and 27-of-30 extra points
Aaron Medley
Daniel Lincoln
Greg Burke
Jeff Hall
Aaron Medley
Carlos Reveiz
2015
2007
1990
1998
2014
1985
1. 2. 3.
5. 27
24
20
21
20
20
Fuad Reveiz
Carlos Reveiz
Aaron Medley
Daniel Lincoln
Fuad Reveiz
Aaron Medley
1982
1985
2015
2007
1984
2014
¢ Field Goals Attempted - Season
1. 3. 6. 31
31
29
29
29
28
Aaron Medley
Fuad Reveiz
Greg Burke
Daniel Lincoln
Aaron Medley
Carlos Reveiz
2015
1982
1990
2007
2015
1985
¢ Field Goals Made by a True Freshman
1. 2. 21
20
Daniel Lincoln
Aaron Medley
2007
2014
¢ Field Goals Attempted by a True Freshman
1. 2. 3.
29
26
25
25
Daniel Lincoln Aaron Medley
James Wilhoit
Jeff Hall
2007
2014
2003
1998
DARRELL MILLER JR.
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DEFENSIVE BACK
SOPHOMORE • 1L • 5-10 • 185
CEDAR HILL, TEXAS • CEDAR HILL H.S.
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 5/0
• True freshman played in five games at cornerback
• One of 15 true freshmen to make debut vs. Bowling
Green (9/5)
Conference 6A with a 14-2 record
• Longhorns captured 2013 Texas State title with a 14-2
record
• Made 39 tackles and had five pass break-ups as a junior
in 2013
HIGH SCHOOL
PERSONAL
• Lettered at Cedar Hill High School in Cedar Hill, Texas for
coach Joey McGuire
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 69 CB, No. 94 prospect in Texas)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 38 CB, No. 90 prospect in Texas)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 53 CB, No. 93 prospect in Texas)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 69 CB, No. 8 CB in Texas)
• Captured back-to-back Texas State crowns, winning in
both 2013 and 2014
• Posted eight tackles and had two interceptions as a
senior in 2014
• Member of 2014 Texas State Championship team in
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• Full Name: Darrell Glen Miller Jr.
• Born: Nov. 21, 1996
• Son of Darrell Miller Sr.
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JUNIOR • 2L • 6-4 • 260
COMPTON, CALIF. • WEST MESQUITE H.S. (TEXAS)
2015 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/0
• True sophomore backed up Derek Barnett at defensive end,
and played in all 13 games with seven tackles
• Moved outside in 2015 after playing inside as a freshman,
dropping more than 20 pounds
• Career best four tackles vs. Western Carolina (9/19)
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 12/0
• Backup defensive tackle to senior Jordan Williams
• Played in 12 games, making four tackles
• Three stops vs. Arkansas State (9/6)
• One of 21 true freshmen to debut vs. Utah State (8/31), had
a quarterback hurry
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR QH Int High Tk
2014 12/040 40-0 0-00020-0 3-ASU
2015
13/0 5 2 7 0-0 1-1000 0-0 4-WCU
Totals 25/0 9 2 110-0 0-00020-04-WCU
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles
4 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
• Also had 11 quarterback hurries to help team to an 8-3
record and Class 4A state playoffs
• In 2011, as a junior, had 35 tackles with three tackles for a loss
and a fumble recovery along with 11 quarterback pressures
PERSONAL
HIGH SCHOOL
• Played at West Mesquite High School in Mesquite, Texas for
coach Mike Overton, a former Vols lineman
• 247Sports: 3-star (No. 43 DT No. 69 prospect in Texas)
• Scout: 3-star
• Graduated in 2012 and originally signed with Nebraska in
2013
• First Team All-District as a senior in 2012
• As a senior, made 48 tackles, including 12 tackles for a loss
and two sacks
• Full Name: Dimarya Artiel Derrell Mixon
• Named pronounced: duh-mar-EE-ay
• Born: March 10, 1995
• Son of Tasha Mixon
• Majoring in Communication Studies
• Recipient of the Dr. and Mrs. Steve Morton Endowment
JACKSON MORRIS
PLACEKICKER
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FRESHMAN • 5-9 • 165
HENDERSONVILLE, TENN. • POPE JOHN PAUL II H.S.
HIGH SCHOOL
• Four-year football letterman at Pope John Paul II High
School in Hendersonville, Tenn. as the school’s primary
kicker, playing for coach Justin Geisinger
• Trained with former Tennessee kicker James Wilhoit
(2003-06)
• Made six of 10 field goal attempts in 2015 including four
of six from 40 yards and beyond
• Rated as the No. 56 kicker in the Class of 2016 by Kohl’s
Professional Camps
• 2015 Kohl’s Kicking Underclassman Challenge kickoff
champion
• Was named a 2014 Kohl’s Kicking All-American
• Career-long field goal was 45 yards
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DIMARYA MIXON
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Jackson Morris
• Born: March 8, 1998
• Son of Tina and Mathew Shawn Jackson
• Has two older siblings, Landon and Kelsey, who attended
the University of Tennessee
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EMMANUEL MOSELEY
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DEFENSIVE BACK
JUNIOR • 2L • 5-11 • 180
GREENSBORO, N.C. • DUDLEY H.S.
2015 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/7
• Started first seven games in 2015 at cornerback, playing in
all 13, with 27 tackles and team-best 11 pass break-ups (tied
for 10th in SEC)
• Had at least one pass break-up in nine of 13 games of 2015
• Gained nearly 35 pounds since arriving at Tennessee at 145
pounds in January 2014
• First career interception came in Outback Bowl win over
Northwestern (1/1)
• Two break-ups at Missouri (11/21)
• Five stops with a pass break-up at Florida (9/26)
• Tallied four tackles and two pass break-ups vs. #19
Oklahoma (9/12)
• Made a career-high six tackles including a TFL along with a
pass break-up vs. Bowling Green (9/5)
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 13/2
• Backing up Cameron Sutton at cornerback, played in all 13
games in 2014
• Had 18 tackles with 2.0 TFLs and six pass break-ups (second
on team)
• One of first four Vols to have black stripes removed (Derek
Barnett, Jalen Hurd, Ethan Wolf) on Aug. 10
• Started the year at 178 pounds after arriving at 145 pounds
seven months earlier
• Three tackles in second career start vs. #19 Missouri (11/22)
• Drew first start vs. Kentucky (11/15) and had two key pass
break-ups along with a tackle
• Three tackles vs. #4 Alabama (10/25)
• Two stops at #3 Ole Miss (10/18) and a pass break-up
• Two tackles, both for TFLs vs. Florida (10/4)
• One of 21 true freshmen to debut vs. Utah State (8/31),
made one tackle
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Dudley High School in Greensboro, N.C., for
coach Stephen Davis
• 247Sports: 3-star (No. 61 cornerback, No. 29 prospect in
North Carolina)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 34 cornerback, No. 31 prospect in North
Carolina)
• Rivals: 3-star
• Scout: 3-star (No. 87 cornerback)
• Played in 2014 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl
• Named Defensive MVP in 77th Shrine Game in Dec. 2013
• Earned Associated Press All-State honors in North Carolina
as an Athlete in 2013
• Helped Panthers to perfect 15-0 record in 2013 and the
North Carolina Class 4-A Championship
• Named North Carolina State Championship Game
Outstanding Offensive Player
• Earned Greensboro News & Record 2013 Player of the Year
• Metro 4-A Offensive Player of the Year in 2013
• Named Conference 9 Offensive Player of the Year as a
senior
• Played on both sides of the ball, running spread option
offense at quarterback and at cornerback
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 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
2014 13/2154190-0 2-50060-0 5-SC
2015
13/723 5 28 0-0 2-40 0 11 1-20 6-BG
Totals 26/9 38 9 47 0-0 4-90 017 1-20 6-BG
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles Tackles For Loss Interceptions Passes Defended 6 vs. Bowling Green, 9/5/15
2 vs. Florida, 10/4/14
1 vs. Northwestern, 1/1/16
2 four times, last at Missouri, 11/21/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2014 Opp. U-A-T, Other
Utah State 1-0-1
Ark. State 0-0-0
at Oklahoma 0-0-0
at Georgia 0-0-0
Florida 2-0-2, 2-5 tfl
Chattanooga 1-0-1
at Ole Miss 2-0-2, pbu
Alabama 2-1-3
at So.Carolina 3-2-5, 2 pbu
Kentucky 1-0-1, 2 pbu
Missouri 2-1-3
at Vanderbilt 0-0-0, pbu
vs. Iowa
1-0-1
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other
vs. B. Green 5-1-6, 1-1 tfl, pbu
Oklahoma
2-2-4, 2 pbu
W. Carolina 0-0-0, pbu
at Florida
5-0-5, pbu
Arkansas
2-1-3, pbu
Georgia
1-0-1, pbu
at Alabama 2-0-2, 1-3 tfl
at Kentucky 0-0-0, pbu
So. Carolina 1-0-1
No. Texas
1-1-2
at Missouri 1-0-1, 2 pbu
Vanderbilt 2-0-2
Northwestern 1-0-1, 1-20 int
• Ran for 1,443 yards and threw for 1,370 yards
• Accounted for 47 total touchdowns
• Made 28 tackles and had four interceptions on defense,
aiding Panthers in allowing just 7.5 points per game on
defense
• Also played basketball at Dudley
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Emmanuel LaMurel Moseley
• Born: March 25, 1996
• Son of Latoya and Darrell Moseley
• Majoring in Arts and Sciences
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R-SOPHOMORE • 1L • 6-4 • 340
BRIGHTON, TENN. • BRIGHTON H.S.
2015 - R-FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 12/0
• Redshirt freshman backed up at left guard to Jashon
Robertson, played in 12 games as reserve in 2015
• Made college debut vs. Bowling Green (9/5)
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Redshirt season after suffering preseason injury
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Brighton High School in Brighton, Tenn. for
head coach Will Wolfe
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 27 DT, No. 7 prospect in Tenn.)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 43 DT, No. 11 prospect in Tenn.)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 21 DT, No. 11 prospect in Tenn.)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 27 DT)
• Selected to play in Offense-Defense All-American Bowl
in Orlando
• Mr. Football Class AAA Finalist for lineman in 2013
• Invited to the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl
• 2013 Div. 6A All-State Selection
• Racked up 20 tackles for loss including eight sacks, also
forced four fumbles and recovered two fumbles
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Charles Deangelo Mosley
• Born: August 26, 1996
• Son of Janey and Jeffrey Mosley
• Shaved “UT Vols” and a checkerboard into his hair to
show his commitment to Tennessee
• Majoring in Communication Studies
NATHAN NIEHAUS
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FRESHMAN • 6-6 • 295
CINCINNATI, OHIO • COLERAIN H.S.
PROSPECT RANKINGS
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 88 OT, No. 47 prospect in Ohio)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 70 OT, No. 38 prospect in Ohio)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 62 OT, No. 43 prospect in Ohio)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 58 OT, No. 4 OT in Ohio)
• Selected Second Team All-District in 2015
• Helped Cardinals to 12-2 record in 2015 and berth in Ohio
state semifinals
• Comes from same high school as Vols’ senior lineman
Dylan Wiesman
HIGH SCHOOL
PERSONAL
• Lettered at Colerain High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, for
coach Tom Bolden
• PrepStar All-Midwest Region selection
• Honored as Cincinnati Enquirer Division I All-State as a
senior
• Named to First Team All-Greater Miami Conference as a
senior in 2015
• Full Name: Nathaniel Niehaus
• Last name pronounced NEE-house
• Born: Aug. 21, 1998
• Son of Stormie and Michael Niehaus
DANNY O’BRIEN
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R-SENIOR • 3L • 6-2 • 301
FLINT, MICH. • POWERS CATHOLIC H.S.
CAREER HONORS
•Awarded the Andy Spiva Defensive Player Award at the
2016 Orange and White Game
2015 - R-JUNIOR
• Games/Starts: 11/1
• In fourth year in the program, playing at defensive tackle,
seeing action in 11 games, making 14 tackles with two
sacks and 3.0 TFL
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack
TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
2013 12/0 8 4 12 1-4
3-12 0 0 0 0-0
3-SC
2014
12/11 15 6 21 1-5 4.5-100 0 00-0 5-VU
2015
11/1 12 2 14 2-10 3-120 0 10-0 3-NT
Totals 35/12 35 12 47 4-1910.5-34 0 0 1 0-0 5-VU
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• Suspended for violation of team rules & policies on Sept. 9,
reinstated on Sept. 21
• Had a TFL in Outback Bowl win over Northwestern (1/1),
helped Vols to Hockey Challenge win at Tampa Bay Lightning
game during Outback Bowl week, scoring three goals
• Two tackles and a pass break-ups in season-finale win over
Vanderbilt (11/28)
• Season-best three tackles including a sack for a TFL vs.
North Texas (11/14)
• Two tackles in win over South Carolina (11/7)
• Started 2015 opener, recording two tackles and a 7-yard sack
2014 - R-SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/12
• Played in 13 games, starting 12, making 23 tackles with 4.5
TFLs and a sack
• Had 15 tackles over last five games after eight tackles in
first eight games
• Two tackles in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Iowa (1/2)
• Career-high five tackles including a TFL in win over
Vanderbilt (11/29)
• Had a sack as part of 1.5 TFLs and three tackles vs. #19
Missouri (11/22)
• Three tackles in win at South Carolina (11/1)
• Four tackles with a TFL at #12/13 Georgia (9/27)
• First-career start for Vols vs. Utah State (8/31), made one
tackle for a TFL
2013 - R-FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 12/0
• Backup nose tackle, made 12 tackles in 12 games
• Two tackles at #10 Missouri (11/2), vs. #7 Auburn (11/9)
and vs. Vanderbilt (11/23)
• Three tackles including first career sack for four yards vs.
#11 South Carolina (10/19)
• Made college debut vs. Austin Peay (8/31) and made first
career tackle on a 3-yard TFL
2012 - FRESHMAN
• Redshirt season, did not play as a freshman
HIGH SCHOOL
• Played at Powers H.S. in Flint, Mich., for coach Jim Neuman
• 247sports: 4-star (No. 23 overall DT, No. 6 prospect in Mich.)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 59 overall DT, No. 13 prospect in Mich.)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 161 overall, No. 12 overall DT, No. 2
prospect in Mich.)
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles Tackles For Loss Sacks 5 at Vanderbilt, 11/29/14
1.5 vs. Missouri, 11/22/14
1 four times, last vs. North Texas, 11/14/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2013 Opp. U-A-T, Other
2014 Opp. U-A-T, Other
Austin Peay 1-0-1, 1-3 tfl Utah State 1-0-1, 1-1 tfl
W. Kentucky 1-0-1 Ark. State 0-1-1
at Oregon 0-0-0 at Oklahoma 0-0-0
at Florida 0-0-0 at Georgia 3-1-4, 0.5-0 tfl
So. Alabama 0-0-0 Florida 0-0-0
Georgia 1-0-1 Chattanooga 0-1-1, 0.5-1 tfl
So. Carolina 2-1-3, 1-4, sk, 1-4 tfl at Ole Miss 1-0-1
at Alabama 0-0-0 Alabama 0-0-0
at Missouri 1-1-2 at So. Carolina 2-1-3
Auburn 1-1-2 Kentucky 2-0-2
Vanderbilt 1-1-2, 1-5 tfl Missouri 2-1-3, 1-5 sk, 1.5-5 tfl
at Kentucky 0-0-0
at Vanderbilt 4-1-5, 1-3 tfl
vs. Iowa
1-1-2
2015 Opp.
vs. B. Green
Oklahoma
W. Carolina
at Florida
Arkansas
Georgia
at Alabama
U-A-T, Other
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other
2-0-2, 1-7 sk, 1-7 tfl at Kentucky 0-1-1
SUSP
So. Carolina 2-0-2
SUSP
No. Texas
3-0-3, 1-3 sk, 1-3 tfl
0-0-0
at Missouri 0-0-0
2-0-2
Vanderbilt 1-1-2, pbu
0-0-0
Northwestern 1-0-1, 1-2 tfl
1-0-1
• Scout: 4-star (No. 18 overall DT)
• All-state defensive tackle as a senior at Powers
• Helped Luke M. Powers Catholic High School in Flint,
Michigan to the 2011 Division 5 State Championship
• Made 48 tackles including six sacks as a senior
• Also scored three rushing touchdowns
• As a junior, racked up 63 tackles including seven TFLs
• Also recovered three fumbles in 2010
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Daniel Kelly O’Brien
• Born on October 13, 1993
• Son of Irma and Kelly O’Brien
• Majoring in Arts and Sciences
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FRESHMAN • 6-0 • 200
NASHVILLE, TENN. • CHRIST PRESBYTERIAN ACADEMY
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered as a multi-sport athlete for Christ Presbyterian
Academy in Nashville, Tenn., splitting time CPA’s football
and soccer programs
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• Full Name: Paul Christopher Omer II
• Born: June 24, 1997
• Son of Janie and Chris Omer
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SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIF. • SAN LUIS OBISPO H.S.
2015 - R-FRESHMAN
• Did not appear in any games during the 2015 season
after joining the Vols as a walk-on
HIGH SCHOOL
• Played quarterback and defensive back for coach Pat
Johnston at San Luis Obispo H.S. in San Luis Obispo,
Calif.
• As a senior, threw for 707 yards with four touchdowns
including a 62-yard scoring strike
• Dual-threat quarterback also rushed for 615 yards
including a 70-yard touchdown run as a senior
• Saw time at defensive back for the Tigers, recording 16
tackles as a senior
• Multisport athlete was also a standout for the Tigers’
baseball team
• Named to the All-Conference First Team in both baseball
and football his senior year
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Thomas Philip Orradre
• Born: May 25, 1997
• Son of Laurel and Peter Orradre
• Majoring in Marketing
MARQUILL OSBORNE
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FRESHMAN • 5-11 • 188
CORNELIUS, N.C. • WILLIAM AMOS HOUGH H.S.
HIGH SCHOOL
• Graduated early in Dec. 2015 and enrolled at Tennessee
in January 2016
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 17 CB, No. 6 prospect in North
Carolina)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 78 overall prospect, No. 8 CB, No. 4
prospect in North Carolina)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 79 overall prospect, No. 8 CB, No. 3
prospect in North Carolina)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 42 CB, No. 1 CB in North Carolina)
• Lettered at William Amos Hough High School in
Cornelius, N.C., for coach Miles Aldridge
• Versatile star for the Huskies, playing cornerback, wide
receiver and returner
• 2016 Under Armour All-American
• 2016 PrepStar Dream Team
• Named Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Defensive Player
of the Year and First-Team All-Conference
• Member of ESPN 300
• Compiled 1,301 all-purpose yards and eight touchdowns
as a senior in 2015, scoring three different ways
• Posted 34 tackles in the secondary, making four
interceptions, with one returned for a touchdown
• Caught 43 passes for 580 yards and five touchdowns
• Rushed 28 times for 139 yards
• Returned 15 kickoffs for 439 yards with two touchdowns,
including a long of 96, also returned 10 punts for 75
yards
• Huskies finished 12-2 in 2015, reaching third round of
playoffs
• As a junior in 2014, had 24 catches for 275 yards and four
touchdowns
• Posted 48 tackles with nine passes defended, three
fumble recoveries and an interception as a junior
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THOMAS ORRADRE
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Marquill Osborne
• Born on Sept. 24, 1996
• Son of Carl and Ileana Osborne
• Majoring in Arts and Sciences
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VINCENT PERRY
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NASHVILLE, TENN. • HILLSBORO H.S.
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Did not appear in any games during the 2015 season due
to injury to knee suffered in training camp
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Hillsboro High School in Nashville, Tenn., for
coach Louis C. Clayton
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 12 all-purpose back, No. 18
prospect in Tennessee)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 103 RB, No. 29 prospect in Tennessee)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 19 prospect in Tennessee)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 69 RB, No. 1 RB in Tennessee)
• Tennessean All Mid-State Team as a senior in 2014
• Gained 1,790 yards from scrimmage with 27 touchdowns
as a senior
• Ran for more than 1,200 yards on the ground and 18
touchdowns as a senior in 2014
• Helped Burros to a 14-1 record and Tennessee State Class
5A Championship game
• High school teammate with fellow Vol Kyle Phillips
• Also played baseball for the Burros
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Vincent Ellis Perry Jr.
• Born: May 25, 1997
• Son of LaSonya Morrow
KYLE PHILLIPS
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NASHVILLE, TENN. • HILLSBORO H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 6/0
• Played in six games, making eight tackles with one sack
and 1.5 TFLs in 2015 as a reserve defensive end
• First true freshman to have black stripe removed in 2015,
coming on Aug. 10
• Suffered season-ending shoulder injury in game vs.
South Carolina (11/7)
• Returned to action at Kentucky (10/31) and made one tackle
• Sat out two games with shoulder injury, suffered vs.
Arkansas (10/3)
• Three tackles including first career sack and TFL at
Florida (9/26)
• First three tackles of career vs. Western Carolina (9/19)
• One of 15 true freshmen to make college debut vs.
Bowling Green (9/5) in his return to his hometown
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Hillsboro High School in Nashville, Tenn., for
coach Louis C. Clayton
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 7 strong side DE, No. 2 prospect
in Tennessee)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 18 DT, No. 5 prospect in Tennessee)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 11 strong side DE, No. 3 prospect in
Tennessee)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 12 DE, No. 1 DE in Tennessee)
• Played in 2015 Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio
• Had 33 sacks in three seasons at Hillsboro
• Named All-Midstate and to Tennessean’s Dandy Dozen
in 2014
• Posted 58 tackles with 22.5 tackles for loss with 13 sacks
as a senior in 2014
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DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
2015
6/0 4 4 8 1-2 1.5-3000 0-0 3-2x
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles
3 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15 & at Florida, 9/26/15
Tackles For Loss
1 at Florida, 9/26/15
Sacks
1 at Florida, 9/26/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2015 Opp.
vs. B. Green
Oklahoma
W. Carolina
at Florida
Arkansas
Georgia
U-A-T, Other
0-0-0
DNP
1-2-3
2-1-3
0-0-0
DNP
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other
at Alabama DNP
at Kentucky 1-0-1
So. Carolina 0-1-1, 0.5-1 tfl
No. Texas
DNP-INJ
at Missouri DNP-INJ
VanderbiltDNP-INJ
• Helped Burros to a 14-1 record and Tennessee State Class
5A Championship game
• Recorded eight sacks in 2013 junior season before
suffering injury
• Posted 35 tackles with 12 sacks and five forced fumbles
as a sophomore
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Kyle Phillips
• Born: Oct. 20, 1995
• Son of Teresa Phillips
• Mother serves as the Director of Athletics at Tennessee
State University in Nashville
• Majoring in Communication Studies
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SUGAR HILL, GA. • BUFORD H.S.
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 5/0
• Appeared in five games for the Vols during his freshman
campaign, making his collegiate debut vs. Western
Carolina (9/19)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Buford High School in Buford, Ga., for coach
Jess Simpson
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 23 DT, No. 34 prospect in Georgia)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 36 DT No. 50 prospect in Georgia)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 34 DT No. 43 prospect in Georgia)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 64 DT, No. 6 DT in Georgia)
• Second team all-state in Georgia as a senior in 2014
• Named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-State
Honorable Mention as a senior
• Named to 2014 Gainesville Times First-Team All-Area
• Made 61 tackles including three sacks and had two
forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior
• Helped Buford to Georgia State Class AAAA
Championship with a 15-0 record in 2014
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Dequavius Lavon Picou
• Name pronounced KWAY pee-COO
• Born: Oct. 28, 1995
• Son of Sharon Sinkfield and Eugene Picou
AUSTIN POPE
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KNOXVILLE, TENN. • CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF KNOXVILLE
PROSPECT RANKINGS
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 34 TE, No. 16 prospect in
Tennessee)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 14 TE, No. 15 prospect in Tennessee)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 20 prospect in Tennessee)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 68 TE No. 3 TE in Tennessee)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Christian Academy of Knoxville in Knoxville,
Tenn., for coach Rusty Bradley
• PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection
• Honored with Courtney Courage Award in 2015
• Hauled in 54 catches for 622 yards, scoring 10
touchdowns as a senior in 2015
• Playing H-Back, rushed 13 times for 43 yards scoring five
touchdowns
• On defense, made 34 tackles with two sacks as a senior
• As a junior in 2014, had 68 catches for 809 yards with
seven receiving scores, also carried five times, scoring
three rushing touchdowns
• Had 39 tackles on defense as a junior
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QUAY PICOU
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Austin G. Pope
• Born: Sept. 25, 1997
• Son of Sheryl Pope and the late Tom Pope
BEN POWLAS
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DICKSON, TENN. • DICKSON COUNTY H.S.
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered as a multi-sport athlete during his four years
at Dickson County High School, helping lead the Cougars’
football and baseball programs
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Ben Powlas
• Born: Oct. 12, 1997
• Son of: Penny and Jay Powlas
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LOGAN PUNCH
LONG SNAPPER
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FRESHMAN • 6-0 • 230
KNOXVILLE, TENN. • KNOXVILLE CATHOLIC H.S.
HIGH SCHOOL
• Ranks as nation’s No. 23 long snapper in the 2016 class
by Kohl’s Professional Camps
• Played all four years at Knoxville Catholic
PERSONAL
• Son of: Joni and Dr. Jerry Punch
• Has one older sister, Jessie
• Father Dr. Jerry Punch is an auto racing and college
football commentator on ESPN and was a quarterback at
NC State in the 1970s
• Full Name: Joseph Punch
• Born: Jan. 8, 1998
JALEN REEVES-MAYBIN
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LINEBACKER
SENIOR • 3L • 6-0 • 230
CLARKSVILLE, TENN. • NORTHEAST H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2016 Tennessee Team Captain
• 2016 Bednarik Award Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Dick Butkus Award Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Preseason Media Days All-SEC First Team
• 2016 Phil Steele Preseason Third Team All-American
• 2016 Phil Steele Preseason Second Team All-SEC
• 2016 Athlon Sports Preseason First Team All-SEC
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason No. 5 OLB
•Awarded the Al Wilson Leadership Award (Def.) at the
2016 Orange and White Game
• 2015 All-SEC AP Second Team
• 2015 GridironNow.com All-SEC Second Team Defense
• 2015 Phil Steele Preseason Fourth Team All-SEC
• 2015 Lindy’s Sports No. 13 Top Outside Linebackers
• 2015 Lindy’s Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC
2015 - JUNIOR
• Games/Starts: 13/13
• Returning starter at WILL linebacker as a junior in 2015
• Seventh in overall tackles with 105 and ninth in SEC in
tackles per game (8.1); led Vols with 14.0 TFLs (eighth in
SEC) and second on team in sacks with 6.0
• Six tackles including a 9-yard sack in Outback Bowl win
over Northwestern (1/1)
• Closed regular-season with three tackles, including 12-yard
sack vs. Vanderbilt (11/28)
• Led Vols in tackles in seven of 12 games in 2015
• Six career 10-tackle games, three in 2015
• Led Vols with seven tackles, including a TFL in win at
Missouri (11/21)
• Team-high nine tackles including a TFL along with the
game-sealing fumble recovery in the final minute and an
additional forced fumble (11/7)
• Team-best 11 tackles, imcluding 2.5 TFLs and a sack at #8
Alabama (10/24)
• Five tackles in win vs. #19 Georgia (10/10)
• Topped team with 10 tackles, including a TFL, vs. Arkansas
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DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
2013
11/0 8 6 14 0-0 0-0000 0-0 3-2x
2014 13/136338101 2-10 11-350 2 0 1-1 13-Iowa
2015
13/13 66 391056-46 14-712 24 0-0 21-OU
Totals 37/2613783
2208-56
25-106244 1-1 21-OU
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles
21 vs. Oklahoma, 9/12/15
Tackles For Loss
3.5 at Georgia, 9/27/14
Sacks
2 at Georgia, 9/27/14
Interceptions
1 vs. Florida, 10/4/14
1 four times, last vs. South Carolina, 11/7/15
Fumble Recovery Forced Fumble
1 vs. Oklahoma, 9/12/15 & vs. S. Carolina, 11/7/15
Blocked Punt
1 vs. Georgia, 10/5/13
10-Plus Tackle Games
6 times, last at Alabama 10/24/15
(10/3)
• Led team with eight tackles including 2.0 TFLs and a 5-yard
sack at Florida (9/26)
• Career-high 21 tackles, most by a Vol since A.J. Johnson in
2012, including 3.0 TFLs vs. #19 Oklahoma (9/12); 21 tackles
are most by a player in NCAA FBS in 2015
• Led Vols in tackles in win over Bowling Green (9/5) with
nine including an 11-yard sack and two TFLs, also recovered
a fumble recovery
2014 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/13
• Started all 13 games in 2014 and tied for first on the team
with 101 tackles with 11.0 TFLs (third on team)
• Tied for eighth in SEC in total tackles
• Ranked ninth in the SEC in tackles per game (7.8)
• Posted career-high 13 tackles in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win
over Iowa (1/2), including 11th TFL of the season
• Five tackles in win at Vanderbilt (11/29)
• Made seven tackles with a TFL vs. #19 Missouri (11/22)
• Had first career interception, coming vs. Florida (10/4)
• Surpassed entire freshman season tackle total (14) in
2013 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 11/0
• True freshman was a standout on special teams with
team-best 11 tackles
• Rotated between linebacker and defensive back, playing
in 11 games with 14 tackles on the season
• Had at least one tackle on special teams in six games in
a row (9/21-11/2)
• Three tackles, all on defense, vs. #7 Auburn (11/9)
• Career best three tackles vs. Georgia (10/5); blocked a
punt to result in a TD punt return by Devaun Swafford
• Two special teams tackles at Florida (9/17)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Northeast High School in Clarksville, Tenn. for
coach Isaac Shelby
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 7 overall prospect in Tennessee, No. 13
overall position ranking)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 15 overall OLB)
• 247Sports: 4-star (No. 5 prospect in Tennessee, No. 135
overall prospect)
• Gained more than 2,000 rushing yards as a senior, including
1,000 yards in three postseason games, with more than 300
yards in each game
• Scored five touchdowns in playoff game against eventual
state champion Beech
• All-State defense in 2012 by the Tennessee Sports Writers
• First-team all-state linebacker as a junior
• District offensive player of the year as a junior
• Area player of the year as a junior
• Area offensive player of the year as a sophomore
• Invited to “The Opening”, an all-star summer prospect
camp held on the Nike Campus
• Recorded 103 tackles, 1 sack, 10 forced fumbles and three
fumble recoveries returning one for a TD as a junior while
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2013 Opp. U-A-T, Other
Austin Peay 0-0-0
W. Kentucky DNP
at Oregon 0-0-0
at Florida 2-0-2
So. Alabama 0-1-1
Georgia 2-1-3, blk punt
So. Carolina 1-0-1
at Alabama 0-1-1
at Missouri 1-0-1
Auburn 0-3-3
Vanderbilt 1-0-1
at Kentucky 1-0-1
2014 Opp. U-A-T, Other
Utah State 5-5-10, 0.5-2 tfl
Ark. State 4-2-6, 2-5 tfl, 1-3 sk
at Oklahoma 7-2-9, fr
at Georgia 7-3-10, 3.5-14 tfl, 2-7 sk
Florida 7-2-9, 1-1 tfl, 1-1 int
Chattanooga 2-3-5
at Ole Miss 7-2-9
Alabama 3-2-5, fr
at So. Carolina5-3-8, 1-1 tfl
Kentucky 4-1-5, 1-4 tfl
Missouri 4-3-7, 1-4 tfl
at Vanderbilt 5-0-5
vs. Iowa
5-8-13, qb, 1-4 tfl
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other
vs. B. Green 8-1-9, 1-11 sk, 2-12 tfl, qh
Oklahoma
13-8-21, 1-1 sk, 3-8 tfl, ff
W. Carolina 1-2-3
at Florida
5-3-8, 2-9 tfl, 1-5 sk
Arkansas
4-6-10, 1-4 tfl, pbu
Georgia2-3-5
at Alabama 6-5-11, 2.5-13 tfl, 1-8 sk
at Kentucky 3-3-6, pbu, qh
So. Carolina 8-1-9, 0.5-1 tfl, ff, fr, pbu
North Texas 5-2-7
at Missouri 5-2-7, 1-3 tfl, pbu
Vanderbilt
2-1-3, 1-12 sk, 1-12 tfl
Northwestern 4-2-6, 1-9 sk, 1-9 tfl
also running for 1,468 yards at 31 touchdowns on 170
attempts and completing 50.9 percent of his passes for
1,267 yards and 15 touchdowns
• Coached by Isaac Shelby at Northeast High School
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Jalen Ahmad Reeves-Maybin
• Born January 31, 1995
• Son of LaDawn Reeves and Marques Maybin
• His father played basketball at Louisville, scoring 1,624
points and ranking among the school’s all-time top scorers
• Graduated in spring 2016 with bachelors degree in
Recreation and Sport Management with minor in Business
Administration
DREW RICHMOND
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second game of 2014 season
• Eight tackles with a TFL in win at South Carolina (11/1)
• Second-career 10-tackle game, at #12/13 Georgia (9/27),
making career-best 3.5 TFLs and 7-yard sack
• Notched nine tackles and recovered a fumble at #4/3
Oklahoma (9/13)
• Six tackles including two TFLs including a 3-yard sack vs.
Arkansas State (9/5)
• In first career start racked up 10 tackles vs. Utah State (8/31)
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MEMPHIS, TENN. • MEMPHIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Did not appear in any games during the 2015 season
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Memphis University School in Memphis,
Tenn., for coach Bobby Alston
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 55 overall prospect, No. 3
offensive tackle, No. 2 prospect in Tennessee)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 58 overall prospect, No. 5 offensive
tackle, No. 1 prospect in Tennessee)
• Rivals: 5-star (No. 12 overall prospect, No. 2 offensive
tackle, No. 1 prospect in Tennessee)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 10 offensive tackle, No. 1 offensive
tackle in Tennessee)
• Played in 2015 Under Armour All-Star Game
• Participated in The Opening in 2015
• Honored as 2014 MaxPreps Second Team All-American
• Named 2014 Parade All-American Honorable Mention
• Named to Memphis Commercial Appeal ‘Best of the
Preps’ Private School Team in 2014
• Helped Owls to Tennessee Division II Class AA Semifinals
as a senior in 2014
• MUS played for the Tennessee Division II Class AA
Championship in his junior year of 2013
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Drew A. Richmond
• Born: Jan. 2, 1996
• Son of Ruby and Mark Richmond
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JUNIOR • 2L • 6-3 • 305
NASHVILLE, TENN. • MONTGOMERY BELL ACADEMY
CAREER HONORS
• 2016 Preseason Media Days All-SEC Third Team
• 2016 Athlon Sports Preseason First Team All-SEC
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason First Team All-SEC
• 2015 GridironNow.com All-SEC Second-Team Offensive Line
• 2014 Freshman All-SEC Team
• 2014 Phil Steele Freshman All-American Team
• 2014 ESPN’s True Freshman All-American Team
• 2014-15 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
Miami Dolphin Ja’Wuan James (9/4/10 vs. UT-Martin) to
start on offensive line in first college game when he did
so vs. Utah State (8/31)
• Only member of the Vols offensive line to start all 12
games at the same position (right guard)
• Became fourth true freshman to start opener on OL: Bill
Mayo (1981), Michael Munoz (2000), James (2010)
• Won starting right guard spot after moving from defensive
line to offensive line on Aug. 4 after three practices
2015 - SOPHOMORE
HIGH SCHOOL
• Games/Starts: 10/10
• Changed from #73 to #75 during preseason camp as a
tribute to senior lineman Marcus Jackson, who suffered
season ending injury early in camp
• Started and played 10 games in 2015, battling through injuries
• Helped Vols to 2,908 rushing yards, second most in
school history, along with 422.3 yards per game
• Started first 19 games of his career before missing game
at Alabama (10/24), 13 at right guard in 2014 and first six
games in 2015 at left guard (Marcus Jackson’s position)
• Helped Vols to 331 rushing yards in regular-season finale
vs. Vanderbilt (11/28)
• Returned to action at Missouri (11/21) and helped Vols to
248 rushing yards, most vs. Tigers in 2015
• Sat out South Carolina (11/7) and North Texas (11/14)
games due to injury
• Returned to action at Kentucky (10/31),
• Missed first game of career with an ankle injury at #8
Alabama (10/24)
• Helped Vols to 604 yards of total offense including 399
rushing yards (most since 1994) vs. Bowling Green
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 13/13
• True freshman became first UT player since current
• Played at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn.,
for Marty Euverard
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 29 offensive guard, No. 10
prospect in Tenn.)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 45 defensive tackle, No. 12 prospect
in Tenn.)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 13 prospect in Tenn.)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 78 defensive tackle)
• Two-way standout as a defensive tackle and offensive
guard for MBA
• First-Team Tennessean All-Midstate selection as a senior
in 2013
• Named to The Tennessean’s Dandy Dozen as one of the
top 12 players in the Midstate
• Helped Big Red to a 10-2 record as a senior
• Posted 74 tackles including 14 for a loss in 2013
• Also had four sacks and five passes defended as a senior
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Jashon LaQuinn Robertson
• Born: March 21, 1996
• Son of Monica Robertson
• Majoring in Economics
AUSTIN SANDERS
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CLEVELAND, TENN. • BRADLEY CENTRAL H.S.
2014 - R-SOPHOMORE
• Squad member, did not play in any games after suffering a
torn biceps in the preseason
2014 - R-FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 5/0
• Saw late action in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Iowa (1/2)
• Played vs. Utah State (8/31), vs. Chattanooga (10/11), at #3
Ole Miss (10/18) and vs. Kentucky (11/15)
• One of 32 to make Tennessee debut vs. Utah State (8/31)
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• Redshirt season, did not play in any games
HIGH SCHOOL
• Coached by Damon Floyd at Bradley Central High School
• Rated 4-star by Rivals (No. 8 prospect in Tenn., No. 20 OT)
• Rated 4-star by ESPN (No. 8 prospect in Tenn. No. 24 OT)
• Rated 3-star by 247Sports (No. 9 in Tenn., No. 26 OT
• The first commitment of Tennessee’s 2013 class, verbally
committed to the Vols before his junior season
• Tennessee’s Class AAA Mr. Football Lineman of the Year
• District 5-AAA Lineman of the Year
• Contributed to East’s 41-20 win in East-West All-Star Classic
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Marcus Austin Sanders
• Born: May 28, 1995
• Son of Jennifer and Marc Sanders
• Majoring in Psychology
QUART’E SAPP
LINEBACKER
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R-FRESHMAN • 1L • 6-2 • 220
ALPHARETTA, GA. • MILTON H.S.
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 4/0
• Recorded three special teams tackles in four games during
his freshman season
• Made two tackles in college debut vs. Bowling Green (9/5)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Milton High School in Alpharetta, Ga., for
coach Howie Decristofaro
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 15 OLB, No. 24 prospect in
Georgia)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 11 OLB No. 23 prospect in Georgia)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 14 OLB No. 20 prospect in Georgia)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 27 OLB No. 6 OLB in Georgia)
• Member of ESPN 300
• Participated in 2014 The Opening
• Named to 2014 Atlanta Journal-Constitution 6A All-State
First Team in Georgia
• Helped Eagles to an 11-2 record and Georgia state
quarterfinals as a senior in 2014
• Second team all-state in Class 6A by Georgia Sports
 CAREER STATISTICS
Defense GP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFLFF FR PD Int High Tk
2015
4/0 3 03 0 00 0002-BGSU
Totals
4/0 3 03 0 00 0002-BGSU
Writers Association as a junior in 2013
• Atlanta Journal-Constitution honorable mention all-state
in 2013
• Posted 113 tackles with 20 tackles for loss and four sacks
as a junior in 2013
• Also had two interceptions and three forced fumbles as
a junior
• Played basketball for the Eagles
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Quart’e Patrick Sapp
• Pronounced quar-TAY
• Born: March 8, 1997
• Son of Angel Davis-Sapp
AUSTIN SMITH
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LINEBACKER
SOPHOMORE • 1L • 6-3 • 236
BUFORD, GA. • BUFORD H.S.
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 13/1
• Saw action as a true freshman, playing at SLB in place of
injured Curt Maggitt
• Played all 13 games of 2015, as one of 17 true freshmen to
play in 2015, making three tackles
• Drew first start, sixth true freshman to start in 2015, in
regular-season finale vs. Vanderbilt (11/28)
• Made first tackle at Florida (9/26)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Buford High School in Buford, Ga., for coach
Jess Simpson
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 51 OLB, No. 87 prospect in Georgia)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 35 OLB, No. 63 prospect in Georgia)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 46 OLB No. 58 prospect in Georgia)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 39 OLB, No. 8 OLB in Georgia)
• Named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-State First
Team in Class AAA
• Named to 2014 Gainesville Times Second-Team All-Area
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• Named to All-District 5-AAA team
• Helped his team to back-to-back County Championship
titles and three consecutive playoff appearances
• One of only two Tennesseans on the East squad in the
U.S Marine Corps 2013 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl
helping to lead the East to a 17-14 win at the Home Depot
Center in Carson, Calif.
 CAREER STATISTICS
Defense GP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFLFF FR PD Int High Tk
2015
13/1 3 03 0 00 000 1-3x
Totals
13/1 3 03 0 00 000 1-3x
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles
1 three times, last at Missouri, 11/22/15
• Posted 67 tackles with eight tackles for loss and forced
three fumbles as a senior in 2014
• Helped Buford to Georgia State Class AAAA
Championship with a 15-0 record in 2014
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Austin Zachery Smith
• Born: Nov. 12, 1996
• Son of Tekesha and Alton Smith
• Brother of Autumn and Aubrey
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JOSH SMITH
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WIDE RECEIVER
R-JUNIOR • 2L • 6-1 • 213
KNOXVILLE, TENN. • CHRISTIAN ACADEMY OF KNOXVILLE
2015 - R-SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/7
• In 13 games in 2015, made 23 catches for 307 yards
with two touchdowns; started last seven regular-season
games
• Returned to action in 2015 after a medical redshirt season
in 2014 following season-ending ankle injury suffered at
Oklahoma (9/13/14)
• In regular-season finale vs. Vanderbilt (11/28), had four
catches for 50 yards
• Two catches for 28 yards vs. North Texas (11/14)
• Three catches for 42 yards vs. South Carolina (11/7)
• Scored second touchdown of season on an 11-yard catch
to even score at 7-7 at #8 Alabama (10/24), also had key
27-yard catch on late scoring drive finishing with two
catches for 38 yards
•Hauled in the 39-yard touchdown, that started the Vols
rally from 24-3 deficit to score 28 points in a row in 38-31
win over #19 Georgia (10/10), finished with two catches
for 40 yards
• Two catches for 34 yards vs. Arkansas (10/3)
• Led Vols with four catches for 56 yards vs. #19 Oklahoma
(9/12)
• Returned to action in 2015 opener vs. Bowling Green (9/5)
2014 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 3/1
• Awarded medical redshirt after suffering season-ending
ankle injury at Oklahoma on Sept. 13
• Played in just three games and was sidelined after the game
at #4/3 Oklahoma (9/13)
• Had 10 catches for 135 yards with a TD in three games
• Career high five catches for career-best 58 yards including
40-yard touchdown at #4/3 Oklahoma (9/13)
• Two catches including reception for 21 yards as he hurdled
defender vs. Arkansas State (9/6)
• Three catches for 48 yards vs. Utah State (8/31)
2013 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 11/4
• In 11 games, made four starts in 2013 with 12 catches for
182 yards with one touchdown
• Returned with a 9-yard catch at #1 Alabama (10/26)
• Missed game vs. #11 South Carolina (10/19) with injury
• Made a 26-yard catch vs #6 Georgia (10/5)
• First career touchdown on a 29-yard pass as part of three
catches for 40 yards vs. South Alabama (9/28)
• In first career start, caught a career-long 51-yard catch at
#2 Oregon (9/14)
• Led Vols with three catches for 36 yards vs. WKU (9/7)
• One of 11 true freshman to make debut vs. Austin Peay
(8/31), made first career catch for nine yards
HIGH SCHOOL
• Coached by Rusty Bradley at CAK
• Rated 3-star by Rivals (No. 24 prospect in Tennessee)
• Rated 3-star by 247Sports (No. 16 prospect in Tennessee)
• Rated 3-star by ESPN (No. 27 prospect in Tennessee)
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Receiving
2013
2014 2015
Totals GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
11/4 12182 15.2 16.5 1 51-UO 51-UO
3/1 10 135 13.5 45.0 1 40-OU 58-OU
13/7 23 307 13.3 23.6 239-UGa 56-OU
27/12 45 624 13.9 23.1 4 51-UO 58-OU
 CAREER HIGHS
Receptions
Receiving Yards
Touchdowns
5 at Oklahoma, 9/13/14
58 at Oklahoma, 9/13/14
1 four times, last at Alabama, 10/24/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2013 Opp. Rec-Yards-TD, Lg 2014 Opp. Rec-Yards-TD, Lg
Austin Peay 1-9-0, 9
Utah State 3-48-0, 38
W. Kentucky 3-37-0, 16
Ark. State 2-29-0, 21
at Oregon
1-51-0, 51
at Oklahoma 5-58-1, 4
at Florida
1-2-0, 2
at Georgia DNT-INJ
So. Alabama 3-40-1, 29
Florida DND-INJ
Georgia
1-26-0, 26
Chattanooga DND-INJ
So. Carolina DNP-INJ
at Ole Miss DNT-INJ
at Alabama 1-9-0, 9
Alabama
DND-INJ
at Missouri 1-9-0, 9
at So. CarolinaDNT-INJ
Auburn 0-0-0
KentuckyDND-INJ
Vanderbilt0-0-0
Missouri DND-INJ
at Kentucky 0-0-0
at Vanderbilt DNT-INJ
vs. Iowa
DNP-INJ
2015 Opp.
vs. B. Green
Oklahoma
W. Carolina
at Florida
Arkansas
Georgia
at Alabama
Rec-Yards-TD, Lg 2015 Opp. Rec-Yards-TD, Lg
0-0-0
at Kentucky 1-5-0, 5
4-56-0, 20
So. Carolina 3-42-0, 15
2-8-0, 5
No. Texas
2-28-0, 21
1-6-0, 6
at Missouri 0-0-0
2-34-0, 20
Vanderbilt 4-50-0, 17
2-40-1, 39
Northwestern 0-0-0
2-38-1, 27
• All-State wide receiver at CAK as a junior and senior
• Named All-District as a sophomore, junior and senior
• Racked up more than 4,000 receiving yards along with 52
receiving touchdowns in prep career
• As a senior in 2012, hauled in 65 catches for 1,176 yards and
15 touchdowns despite being sidelined early in season
• On defense as a senior, had 48 tackles and one interception
• Named District Offensive MVP as a junior
• In 2011, as a junior, made 96 catches for 1,911 yards (147.0
yards per game) and 22 touchdowns
• Ranked ninth in the nation in total receiving yards with most
in the state of Tennessee
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Joshua Walker Smith
• Born: March 24, 1994
• Son of Jennifer and Butch Smith
• Majoring in Communications Studies
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R-SOPHOMORE • SQ • 5-7 • 187
LOGANVILLE, GA. • GRAYSON H.S.
2015 - R-FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 3/0
• Earned his first career carry late vs. Vanderbilt (11/28),
picking up three yards
• Saw action in three games as a reserve, playing vs. Western
Carolina (9/19), North Texas (11/14) and Vanderbilt (11/28)
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Walk-on, joined the Vols in Fall of 2014
• Did not play in any games
HIGH SCHOOL
• Played running back at Grayson High School in Loganville,
Ga. for Mickey Conn
 CAREER STATISTICS
Rushing
2015
GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
3/0 1 3 3.0 3.00 3-VU 3-VU
• Helped lead his high school to the 2012 State
Championship, posting a 14-0 record
• Lettered in Track and Field
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Jayson Dermont Sparks
• Born: January 4, 1994
• Son of Carmen Johnson
• Majoring in Kinesiology
TOMMY SPRAGUE
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ALPHARETTA, GA. • ALPHARETTA H.S.
HIGH SCHOOL
• Played offensive line at Alpharetta High School in
Alpharetta, Ga.
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Thomas Sprague
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DEFENSIVE BACK
23
SENIOR • 3L • 5-11 • 186
JONESBORO, GA. • JONESBORO H.S.
HONORS
• 2016 Tennessee Team Captain
• 2016 Bednarik Award Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Jim Thorpe Award Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Paul Hornung Award Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Preseason Media Days All-SEC First Team
• 2016 Phil Steele Preseason Third Team All-American (CB)
• 2016 Phil Steele Preseason Third Team All-American (PR)
• 2016 Sporting News Preseason First Team All-American
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason Second Team All-American
• 2016 Phil Steele Preseason First Team All-SEC (PR)
• 2016 Phil Steele Preseason Second Team All-SEC (CB)
• 2016 Athlon Sports Preseason First Team All-SEC (PR)
• 2016 Athlon Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC (DB)
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason First Team All-SEC
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason No. 4 CB
•Awarded the Al Wilson Leadership Award (Def.) at the
2016 Orange and White Game
•Awarded the John Stucky Award for Speed at the 2016
Orange and White Game
• 2015 Sporting News First Team All-American
• 2015 AutoNation FWAA Second Team All-American
• 2015 GridironNow.com All-SEC First-Team Specialists (PR)
• 2015 Athlon Sports Preseason SEC All-Conference Fourth
Team Specialists
• 2015 Athlon Sports Preseason SEC All-Conference
Second Team Defense
• 2015 Sporting News Preseason First Team All-SEC
• 2015 Sporting News Preseason Second Team All-American
• 2015 Phil Steele Preseason Third Team All-SEC
• 2015 Lindy’s Sports No. 6 Top Cornerbacks
• 2015 Lindy’s Sports Preseason First Team All-SEC
• 2015 Athlon Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC
• 2014 Phil Steele All-SEC Third Team
• SEC Co-Special Teams Player Of The Week (12/1)
• 2014 Phil Steele Preseason Fourth Team All-SEC
• 2014 Athlon Sports Preseason Fourth Team All-SEC
• 2013 247Sports Freshman All-American Second Team
• 2013 Athlon Sports Freshman All-American Second Team
• 2013 College Football News All-Freshman Second Team
• 2013 Freshman All-SEC Coaches First Team
2015 - JUNIOR
• Games/Starts: 13/13
• Third-year starter at cornerback for the Vols, started all
38 games in career
• Serving as Vols starting punt returner for second year
• Switched from his #23 to #7 during training camp as a
tribute to injured teammate Rashaan Gaulden
• Ranked first in the nation in punt return average at 18.7
• Had 25 punt returns for 467 yards and two touchdowns
• His 467 punt return yards set a new Tennessee singleseason record, surpassing mark of 457 by Bobby Majors
in 1969
• Career mark of 16.0 punt return average, ranks first in
Tennessee history
• With two punt returns for touchdown in 2015, became
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DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
2013 12/1234 5 39 1-7 4-100 2 92-36 7-USA
2014
13/13 31 6 37 0-0 4-8 1 0 163-(-1) 8-OU
2015 13/1327 1 28 0-0 3-1120 7 1-0 4-2x
Totals 38/38 92 12104 1-7 11-36 3 232 6-35 8-OU
Punt Returns GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
2014
13/13 14158 11.3 12.2 176-VU 74-VU
2015
13/13 25467 18.7 35.9 2 85-VU 123-VU
Totals
38/38 39625 16.0 16.4 3 85-VU 123-VU
Kick Returns GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
2014
13/13 1 21 21.0 1.8 021-Miss 21-Miss
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles 8 at Oklahoma, 9/13/14
Tackles For Loss 2 vs. Auburn, 11/9/13
Sacks 1 vs. Auburn, 11/9/13
Forced Fumble 1 vs. Alabama, 10/25/14 & vs. W. Carolina, 9/19/15
Interceptions 1 six times, last at Missouri, 11/21/15
Touchdowns (INT) 1 vs. Western Kentucky, 9/7/13
Passes Defended 4 vs. Florida, 10/4/14
Fumble Recovery 1 at Florida, 9/21/13 & at Alabama, 10/26/13
Punt Returns 5 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/28/15
Punt Return Yards 123 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/28/15
Long Punt Return 85 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/28/15
TDs (Punt Return) at Vandy, 11/29/14; at UK, 10/31/15; VU, 11/28/15
Kickoff Returns 1 at Ole Miss, 10/18/14
Kickoff Return Yards 21 at Ole Miss, 10/18/14
Long Kickoff Return 21 at Ole Miss, 10/18/14
sixth player in Vols history to have two in same season,
last was Terry Fair in 1996
• Tied for fourth in career passes defended at Tennessee
with 32, surpassing Eric Berry (31)
• Started all 13 games in 2015, made 28 tackles with 3.0
TFLs along with an interception, six pass break-ups and
two forced fumbles on defense
• Set Tennessee record for punt return yards in a season
with career-long 85-yard punt return touchdown vs.
Vanderbilt (11/28) in regular-season finale; finished with
five returns for career-high 123 yards
• Sixth career interception, along with two tackles,
including a TFL in win at Missouri (11/21)
• Two tackles along with three punt returns for 49 yards vs.
South Carolina (11/7)
• Second career touchdown on an 84-yard punt return at
Kentucky (10/31)
• Four tackles, with a TFL and a 29-yard punt return vs.
Arkansas (10/3)
• Four tackles along with three punt returns for 21 yards
at Florida (9/26)
• Three tackles, pass break-up vs. #19 Oklahoma (9/12)
• Opened 2015 with three tackles, including a TFL and a
pass break-up vs. Bowling Green (9/5); returned three
punts for career-high 102 yards
• Games/Starts: 13/13
• Started all 13 games in 2014, had 35 tackles including 4.0
TFLs with team-best 14 passes defended
• Tied for second on the team with three interceptions
• Fourth in SEC led in passes defended with 14
• His 14 passes defended are tied for the fifth-most in a
season in Tennessee history
• Also had 13 punt returns for 146 yards with a 76-yard
return for a touchdown and one kickoff return for 21
yards on the season
• First punt return for a touchdown, for 76 yards, in win
at Vanderbilt (11/29), first UT punt return for TD since
Cordarrelle Patterson, also at Vanderbilt (11/17/2012); also
had two tackles and a pass break-up
• Pair of pass break-ups vs. #19 Missouri (11/22)
• Two passes broken up and two tackles in win over
Kentucky (11/15)
• Five tackles and forced fumble vs. #4 Alabama (10/25)
• Two tackles along with four punt returns for 21 yards and
a kickoff return for 21 yards at #3 Ole Miss
• 42-yard punt return vs. Chattanooga (10/11); also had a TFL
• Third interception of year vs. Florida (10/4) as part of
career-best four passes defended
• Second interception of season at #12/13 Georgia (9/27),
along with three tackles in homecoming
• Career-high eight tackles and broke up a pass at #4/3
Oklahoma (9/13)
• Four stops including a TFL vs. Arkansas State (9/6)
• Began 2014 with third-career interception vs. Utah State
(8/31), also made four tackles with a TFL
2013 - FRESHMAN
• Starter in all 12 games at cornerback as a true freshman
• Made 39 tackles (sixth on team in tackles)
• Had a team-high nine passes defended, an interception
return for touchdown, two fumble recoveries, 4.0 TFLs
and a sack
• Three stops and two passes defended at Kentucky
(11/30) in season finale
• Six tackles including two TFLs with first-career sack vs.
#7 Auburn (11/9); sack was first by a Vols’ defensive back
since Prentiss Waggner in 2011
• Three tackles at #10 Missouri (11/2)
• Two tackles with a TFL along with a fumble recovery at
#1 Alabama (10/26)
• Second career interception and two tackles in win over
#11 South Carolina (10/19)
• Four tackles with a pass break-up in debut vs. homestate
vs. #6 Georgia (10/5)
• Broke up three passes, posted seven tackles vs. South
Alabama (9/28), also had a key 5-yard TFL
• Recovered a fumble and posted two tackles at #19
Florida (9/21)
• Four tackles at #2 Oregon (9/14)
• Became first true freshman to return an interception
for a touchdown since Eric Berry (2007 at Florida) on a
36-yard return vs. WKU (9/7), INT started run of NCAA
record four consecutive forced turnovers for Vols on four
consecutive plays; also had four tackles
• Became first true freshman to start in secondary since Justin
Coleman (2011) in season opener vs. Austin Peay (8/31)
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2013 Opp.
Austin Peay
W. Kentucky
at Oregon
at Florida
So. Alabama
Georgia
U-A-T, Other
2013 Opp.
0-0-0
So. Carolina
4-0-4, 1-36 INT-TD at Alabama
3-1-4
at Missouri
2-0-2, fr, pbu
Auburn
5-2-7, 1-5 tfl, 3 pd Vanderbilt
4-0-4, pbu
at Kentucky
U-A-T, Other
2-0-2, 1-0 int
2-0-2, 1-2 tfl, fr
3-0-3
5-1-6, 1-7 sk, 2-10 tfl
1-1-2
3-0-3, 2 pd
2014 Opp. U-A-T, Other Utah State 4-0-4, 1-0 int, 1-1 tfl Ark. State 3-1-4, 1-3 tfl at Oklahoma 6-2-8, pd at Georgia 2-1-3, 1-0 int Florida 1-0-1, 1-(-1)int, 3 pbu, 1-2 tfl Chattanooga 1-0-1, 1-2 tfl at Ole Miss 1-1-2 Alabama 5-0-5, ff at So. Carolina 1-1-2, pd Kentucky 2-0-2, 2 pbu Missouri 1-0-1, 2 pbu at Vanderbilt 2-0-2, pbu
vs. Iowa
2-0-2, 2 qh
Punt Ret. 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-3-0, 3 1-4-0, 4 3-6-0, 4 1-42-0, 42 4-21-0, 11 1- (-4)-0, -4 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 2-74-1, 76 1-12-0, 12
Kickoff Ret.
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
1-21-0, 21
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other vs. B. Green 3-0-3, 1-4 tfl, pbu Oklahoma
3-0-3, pbu
W. Carolina 1-1-2, ff
at Florida
4-0-4
Arkansas
4-0-4, 1-4 tfl
Georgia
2-0-2, ff
at Alabama 3-0-3, pbu
at Kentucky 1-0-1, pbu
So. Carolina 2-0-2
North Texas 1-0-1
at Missouri 2-0-2, 1-0 int, 1-3 tfl
Vanderbilt
1-0-1, pbu
Northwestern0-0-0
Punt Ret. 3-102-0, 47
2-3-0, 2
1- (-2)-0, -2
3-21-0, 16
1-29-0, 29
1-23-0, 23
1-3-0, 3
1-84-1, 84
3-49-0, 26
2-28-0, 22
2-4-0, 3
5-123-1, 85
0-0-0
Kickoff Ret.
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
0-0-0
 SUTTON ON THE CHARTS
¢ Passes Defended - Career
1.
2. 4.
7.
35
34
34
32
32
32
31
Jabari Greer (33 PBU, 2 INT)
Dwayne Goodrich (22 PBU, 12 INT)
Preston Warren (26 PBU, 8 INT) Jonathan Hefney (22 PBU, 10 INT)
Rashad Baker (21 PBU, 11 INT)
Cameron Sutton (26 PBU, 6 INT)
Eric Berry (17 PBU, 14 INT)
2000-03
1996-99
1987-90
2004-07
2000-03
2013-Pres
2007-09
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2014 - SOPHOMORE
¢ Passes Defended - Season
1. 17 Jonathan Wade
17 Deon Grant
3. 16 Cameron Sutton
2006
1999
2014
¢ Punt Return Average - Career
1. 16.0Cameron Sutton
2. 14.7 Burt Rechichar
2013-Pres.
1949-51
¢ Punt Return Yards - Season
1. 467 Cameron Sutton
2. 457 Bobby Majors
2015
1969
¢ Punt Return Average - Season
1. 25.9Bill Blackstock
2. 20.4Walter Slater
3. 18.7 Cameron Sutton
1951
1941
2015
HIGH SCHOOL
• Coached by De’Timothy Floyd at Jonesboro High School
in Georgia
• Rivals and Scout: 3-star (No. 40 CB)
• 247Sports: 3-star (No. 27 athlete, No. 49 prospect in Georgia)
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• ESPN: 3-star (No. 46 prospect in Georgia, No. 65 WR)
• Played both cornerback and wide receiver as well as
returner and punter on special teams at Jonesboro High
School in Georgia
• Racked up 1,396 all-purpose yards as a senior receiver
and returner for the Cardinals
• Scored 19 touchdowns as a senior
• Named All-State by the Atlanta Journal Constitution in
Class AAAA as a senior
• First-team all-county, all-area as a sophomore, junior and
senior
• Named to The Score 44 as one of Georgia’s top 44
seniors in 2012
• All-Region second team as a junior
• Named team’s ‘best newcomer’ as a freshman in 2009
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Cameron Amir Sutton
• Born: February 27, 1995
• Son of Nedra and Dalton Sutton
• Majoring in Arts and Sciences
MARCUS TATUM
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FRESHMAN • 6-6 • 265
ORMOND BEACH, FLA. • MAINLAND H.S.
PROSPECT RANKINGS
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 42 OT, No. 60 prospect in Florida)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 33 OT, No. 70 prospect in Florida)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 45 OT)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 22 OT, No. 1 OT in Florida)
in the Florida Regional Finals
• All-Central Florida Football Second Team
• Florida All-State Class 6A First Team
• Member of Orlando Sentinel’s 2016 Central Florida
Super60
HIGH SCHOOL
PERSONAL
• Lettered at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, Fla.,
for coach Scott Wilson
• PrepStar All-Southeast Region selection
• Helped Buccaneers to an 11-2 record in 2015 and a berth
• Full Name: Marcus Tatum
• Born: Dec. 11, 1997
• Son of Kellee Washington
DARRELL TAYLOR
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R-FRESHMAN • RS • 6-4 • 240
WAVERLY, VA. • HOPEWELL H.S.
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Redshirt season, did not play in any games
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Hopewell High School in Hopewell, Va., for
coach Ricky Irby
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 13 weakside DE, No. 11 prospect
in Virginia)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 35 athlete, No. 11 prospect in Virginia)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 12 weakside DE, No. 13 prospect in
Virginia)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 22 DE, No. 3 DE in Virginia)
• Played in Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in 2014
• Earned second team all-state honors as a defensive end
as a senior in 2014
• Member of All-Region 3A East First Team in 2014
• Played on both sides of the ball as a defensive end and
wide receiver
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• Recorded 60 tackles including 19.0 tackles for loss and 11
sacks as a senior in 2014
• Had 29 receptions for 356 yards with five receiving
touchdowns as a senior
• Also blocked two field goals, forced three fumbles and
defended six passes
• As a junior in 2013 posted 49 tackles, 15.5 tackles for a
loss and nine sacks
• Also played basketball for three seasons averaging
nearly 10.0 points per game
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Darrell Lamond Taylor
• Born: March 24, 1997
• Son of Nakia Rosario and Darrell Taylor Sr.
• Brother of Rhianna, Yasmine and Jeremiah
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JUNIOR • 2L • 6-5 • 301
MAX MEADOWS, VA. • FORT CHISWELL H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2016 Fall Watch List for the Rimington Trophy
• 2016 Lindy’s Sports Preseason Second Team All-SEC
• 2016 Spring Watch List for the Rimington Trophy
• SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (11/23/15)
• 2014 Campus Insiders Honorable Mention Freshman AllAmerican
2015 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/13
• Started all 13 games in 2015 (12 at center and one at right
tackle), second year with Vols
• Vols offense has averaged 422.3 yards per game and
223.7 yards rushing (second in SEC) per game in 2015
• Vols had 200-plus rushing yards in nine games and 500plus yards of offense in three games
• Vols’ 2,908 rushing yards are second all-time at Tennessee
• Vols gained 331 rushing yards vs. Vanderbilt (11/28)
• Named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week (Nov. 23)
after Missouri game, helping Vols to 248 rushing yards
• Helped Vols to 248 rushing yards in win at Missouri
(11/21), as Tigers were leading SEC in fewest rushing
yards allowed (113) entering the game
• Started at right tackle in win over #19 Georgia (10/10) as
Vols piled up 519 yards of offense
• Vols gained 254 rushing yards at Florida (9/26), most
in the series
• In first start at center vs. Bowling Green (9/5), helped
Vols to 399 rushing yards, the most since 1994, as part of
604 overall yards of total offense
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 11/5
• Played 11 total games including first seven games in 2014,
starting five at right tackle
• Returned to action vs. Kentucky (11/15) after sitting out
games vs. #4 Alabama (10/25) and at South Carolina
(11/1) with an ankle injury
• True freshman moved into starting lineup at right tackle
at Oklahoma (9/13)
• Drew first start at right tackle at #4/3 Oklahoma (9/13)
• One of 21 true freshmen to debut vs. Utah State (8/31)
• Had black stripe removed on Aug. 23 at Neyland Stadium
HIGH SCHOOL
• Played at Fort Chiswell High School in Max Meadows, Va.,
for coach Stephen James
• 247Sports: 3-star (No. 8 center, No. 23 prospect in
Virginia)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 10 center, No. 29 prospect in Virginia)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 9 center, No. 14 prospect in Virginia)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 5 center)
• Helped Pioneers to 12-2 record, playoff berth in 2013 as
a senior
• Played on both sides of the ball, earning Region 1A West
Defensive Player of the Year as a senior
• Earned Offensive and Defensive Lineman of the Year
honors in Region 1A as a senior
• First Team All-Region on both offense and defense as a
senior in 2013
• Named First Team All-Timesland offensive lineman after
junior year in 2012
• Named All-Southwest Virginia Honorable Mention center
as a sophomore in 2011
• Earned Second Team All-Region as a linebacker in 2011
after sophomore season and Honorable Mention AllRegion as a center that season
PERSONAL
• Full Name: James Coleman Thomas
• Born: March 6, 1996
• Son of Richie and Kyle Thomas
• Majoring in Arts and Sciences
LASZLO TOSER
PLACEKICKER
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COLEMAN THOMAS
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OOLTEWAH, TENN. • OOLTEWAH H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Squad member, did not play in any games
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Ooltewah High School in Ooltewah, Tenn., for
coach Mac Bryan
• 2014 TSSAA Kicker of the Year at Tennessee Titans Mr.
Football Awards
• 5A District and Regional Kicker and Punter of the Year
• Ranked No. 1 kicker in the state of Tennessee by Kohl’s Kicking
• Kohl’s All-American in 2014
• Class 5A All-State selection as a senior in 2014
• In 2014, made 15-of-20 FGs and 53-of-54 PAT and helped
Owls to perfect 10-0 regular season as a senior
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Laszlo S. Toser
• Name pronounced: las-LO TOE-ser
• Born: Jan. 25, 1997
• Son of Sonya and Laszlo Toser
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MIDWAY, N.C. • NORTH DAVIDSON H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2015 Lindy’s Sports No. 5 Impact True Freshman
2015 - FRESHMAN
•Games/Starts: 6/0
• Suffered broken fibula in win over #19 Georgia (10/10)
and missed remainder of the season
• Has black stripe removed on Aug. 16, second true
freshman, following Kyle Phillips to have stripe removed
• Played in first six games in first season, making 10 tackles
with one fumble recovery and a blocked kick
• Two tackles in win over #19 Georgia (10/10) before
suffering season-ending injury.
• Five tackles vs. Arkansas (10/3), along with a blocked
field goal
• First tackle and fumble recovery came vs. Western
Carolina (9/19)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at North Davidson High School in WinstonSalem, N.C., for coach Mark Holcomb
• 247 Sports: 5-star (No. 24 overall prospect, No. 5 DT, No.
1 prospect in North Carolina)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 41 overall prospect, No. 6 DT, No. 1
prospect in North Carolina)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 55 overall prospect, No. 7 DT No. 2
prospect in North Carolina)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 83 overall prospect, No. 9 DT, No. 1 DT
in North Carolina)
• Played in 2015 Under Armour All-American Game
• Selected to 2014 Shrine Bowl
• Member of ESPN 300
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR PD Int High Tk
2015
6/0 3 7100-0 0-00100-0 5-Ark.
 CAREER HIGHS
Tackles
QB Hurries
Fumble Recovery
5 vs. Arkansas. 10/3/15
1 vs. Oklahoma 9/12/15
1 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
• Honored as 2014 MaxPreps Second Team All-American
• Four-year starter and three-time All-Northwest selection
• In four years with the Knights, had 315 tackles, 66 tackles
for loss and 35 sacks
• Three-time CPC pick
• Acclaimed as one of the ‘most highly-recruited players’
out of Northwest North Carolina by Journal Now
• Posted 67 tackles with 17 tackles for a loss with five
sacks and four forced fumbles as a senior in 2014
• As a junior in 2013, had 77 tackles, nine TFLs, three sacks
• Named a Sophomore All-American by MaxPreps in 2012
• Had 97 tackles, 26 tackles for a loss and 18 sacks as a
sophomore
• Began prep career with 74 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and
nine sacks as a freshman in 2011
• Also played basketball and competed in track and field
with the Knights
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Shyheim Devonte Tuttle
• Born: Oct. 20, 1995 in Midway, N.C.
• Son of Consuelo Tuttle
COREY VEREEN
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WINTER GARDEN, FLA. • WEST ORANGE H.S.
HONORS
• 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 - JUNIOR
• Games/Starts: 13/7
• Returning starter at left defensive end in 2015, played in
all 13 games with seven starts making 39 tackles (sixth
on team) with 9.5 TFLs, 3.5 sacks and a team-best eight
quarterback hurries
• Third on team in TFLs and third in sacks
• Last six games: 24 tackles with 8.0 TFLs
• Four tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss and a half-sack in
Outback Bowl win over Northwestern (1/1)
• Made four tackles, including a sack at Missouri (11/21)
• Four tackles, including two TFLs and three quarterback
hurries at Kentucky (10/31)
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DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR QH
2013
9/0 9 4 13 1-7 1-70 0 2
2014
13/11 15 9 241.5-11 4-150 1 3
2015
13/7 27 12 393.5-179.5-38 0 0 8
Totals 35/18 5125 76 6-3514.5-600 113
Int High Tk
0-0 4-AU
0-0 6-Miss
0-0
5-2x
0-0 6-Miss
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 CAREER
CAREER HIGHS
STATISTICS
Rushing
GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G6TD
High Yd
Tackles
at OleLong
Miss, 10/19/14
2011
31
14.80
8-MT
52-MT
Tackles For Loss 5/0
2.5 at
Ole74
Miss, 2.4
10/19/14
& at Alabama,
10/24/15
Sacks
2 at Alabama, 10/24/15
Quarterback Hurries
2 three times, last vs. Arkansas, 10/3/15
2014 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/11
• Starting left defensive end in second year with Vols, playing
in all 13 games with 11 starts
• Had 24 tackles with 4.0 TFLs, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and
three quarterback hurries in 10 starts
• Three tackles at South Carolina (11/1)
• Three tackles with a forced fumble vs. #4 Alabama (10/25)
• Best game of career with highs of six tackles, 2.5 TFLs and
1.5 sacks at #3 Ole Miss (10/18)
• Three tackles with 0.5 TFL at #12/13 Georgia (9/27)
• Four tackles, including a TFL at #4/3 Oklahoma (9/13)
• One stop and two QB hurries vs. Arkansas State (9/5)
• Drew first-career start at left end and made one tackle vs.
Utah State (8/31)
2013 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 9/0
• Played in nine games after returning from knee injury
suffered early in training camp
• Made 13 tackles including a sack for seven yards, a TFL
and two quarterback hurries
• Four tackles vs. #7 Auburn (11/9)
• Notched three tackles in back-to-back games at #1
Alabama (10/26) and at #10 Missouri (11/2)
• Posted first career sack, tackle for loss and tackle on a
7-yard loss vs. #6 Georgia (10/5)
• Made college debut at Florida (9/21)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Played at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Fla.,
for coach Chip Petree
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 61 overall player in the state of Florida)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 65 LB prospect)
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2013 Opp. U-A-T, Other
2014 Opp. U-A-T, Other
Austin Peay DNP-INJ Utah State 1-0-1
W. Kentucky DNP-INJ Ark. State 1-0-1, 2qh
at Oregon DNP-INJ at Oklahoma 2-2-4, 1-2 tfl
at Florida 0-0-0 at Georgia 1-2-3, 0.5-1 tfl
So. Alabama 0-0-0, qh Florida 1-0-1
Georgia 1-0-1, 1-7 sk, 1-7 tfl, qh Chattanooga 0-0-0
So. Carolina 1-0-1 at Ole Miss 4-2-6, 1.5-11 sk, 2.5-12 tfl
at Alabama 2-1-3 Alabama 1-2-3, fr
at Missouri 1-2-3, pbu at So. Carolina 2-1-3, qh
Auburn 3-1-4 Kentucky 0-0-0
Vanderbilt 0-0-0 Missouri 1-0-1
at Kentucky 1-0-1 at Vanderbilt 1-0-1
vs. Iowa
0-0-0
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other
vs. B. Green 3-2-5, pbu
at Kentucky 3-1-4, 2-5 tfl, 2 qh
Oklahoma
2-2-4, qh
So. Carolina 2-0-2, qh
W. Carolina 1-0-1, 1-10 tfl, 2qh No. Texas
3-0-3, 1-2 tfl
at Florida
1-2-3, 0.5-1 tfl
at Missouri 4-0-4, 1-2 sk, 1-2 tfl
Arkansas
0-2-2, 2qh
Vanderbilt 1-1-2
Georgia0-0-0
Northwestern
3-1-4, 1.5-5 tfl, 0.5-3 sk
at Alabama 4-1-5, 2.5-13 tfl, 2-12 sk
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 21 overall LB)
• Recorded 31 sacks over his final two seasons at West
Orange High School
• Was named to the Orlando Sun Sentinel’s 2011 All-Central
Florida Defensive Team after making 59 tackles, including
14 for a loss, and setting a school-record with 16 sacks
during his junior season
• Added 15 more sacks as a senior
• Ranked No. 3 in the Orlando Sun Sentinel’s Central Florida
Super60
• Played in the Central Florida All-Star Game and FACA
North-South All-Star Game
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Corey Allen Vereen
• Born: June 15, 1995
• Son of Sharon and Danny Vereen
• Brother of Danny, Brandon and Chris
• Majoring in Computer Science
KENDAL VICKERS
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GENERAL STAFF PLAYERSREVIEW HISTORY HONORS VOLMANAC RECORDS
• Best game of career with two sacks for 12 yards as part of
2.5 TFLs and five tackles at #8 Alabama (10/24)
• Two tackles and two quarterback hurries in start vs.
Arkansas (10/3)
• Three tackles including 0.5 TFL at Florida (9/26)
• Posted a 10-yard TFL and two quarterback hurries vs.
Western Carolina (9/19)
• Four tackles with a QB hurry vs. #19 Oklahoma (9/12)
• Opened 2015 with five tackles and a pass break-up vs.
Bowling Green (9/5)
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2015 - R-SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/13
• Starting defensive tackle in third year in the program,
started all 13 games with 20 tackles and 1.5 TFLs and a
half-sack in 2015
• Nine solo tackles, 11 assisted tackles
• Recorded a half-sack in Tennessee’s Outback Bowl win vs.
Northwestern (1/1)
• Three tackles at #8 Alabama (10/24)
• Matched career high with four tackles and TFL for four
yards vs. W. Carolina (9/19)
• First career start came vs. Bowling Green (9/5) as he
made first four tackles of his career (also career high)
 CAREER STATISTICS
DefenseGP/GS UT AT TT Sack TFL FF FR QH Int High Tk
2014
5/0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0000 0-0
-2015
13/13 9 11 200.5-4 1.5-7 0 0 1 0-0
4-2x
Totals 18/13 9 11 200.5-4 1.5-7 0 0 1 0-0
4-2x
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CAREER HIGHS
STATISTICS
Rushing
GP/GS
No Yds
Per/G
Long High
Yd
Tackles 4 vs. Bowling
Green,Avg
9/5/15
& vs.TD
W. Carolina,
9/19/15
2011
8-MT9/19/15
52-MT
Tackles for Loss 5/0 31 74 2.4 14.80
1 vs. W. Carolina,
Sacks
0.5 vs. Northwestern 1/1/16
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2013 - FRESHMAN
2015 Opp.
vs. B. Green
Oklahoma
W. Carolina
at Florida
Arkansas
Georgia
at Alabama
• Games/Starts: 5/0
• Saw action in five games, Chattanooga (10/11), Kentucky
(11/15), #19 Missouri (11/22), at Vanderbilt (11/29) and vs.
Iowa in the TaxSlayer Bowl (1/2)
• Redshirt season, did not play in any games
HIGH SCHOOL
• Played at Havelock High School in North Carolina for coach
Jim Bryant
• Rivals: 3-star
• 247Sports Composite: 3-star (No. 84 Weak-Side Defensive
End and No. 52 best player from N. Carolina)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 195 DE prospect)
• ESPN: 2-star (No. 123 overall defensive end, No. 60 best
player from North Carolina)
• Three-year letterwinner and 2012 captain at Havelock
High School, helping team to back-to-back 3-A State
Championship titles as a junior (16-0) and as a senior (15-1)
U-A-T, Other
2-2-4
0-0-0
2-2-4, 1-3 tfl
1-1-2
0-0-0
0-0-0, qh
1-2-3
2015 Opp. U-A-T, Other
at Kentucky 0-0-0
So. Carolina 1-0-1
No. Texas
1-0-1
at Missouri 0-2-2
Vanderbilt1-1-2
Northwestern 0-1-1, 0.5-4 sk, 0.5-4 tfl
• Named All-State in his senior season, All-Conference in his
junior and senior seasons and All-Area each of his seasons
• Named a NCHSAA AAA Scholar-Athlete during his senior
season
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Kendal Bryant Vickers
• Born: May 23, 1995
• Son of Cynthia and Lloyd Vickers
• Majoring in Communication Studies
NIGEL WARRIOR
DEFENSIVE BACK
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DULUTH, GA. • PEACHTREE RIDGE H.S.
PROSPECT RANKINGS
• 247 Sports: 4-star (No. 44 overall prospect, No. 2 safety,
No. 6 prospect in Georgia)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 157 overall prospect, No. 8 safety, No.
16 prospect in Georgia)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 92 overall prospect, No. 4 safety, No. 11
prospect in Georgia)
• Scout: 5-star (No. 20 overall prospect, No. 2 safety, No. 1
safety in Georgia)
• Played on both sides of the ball, at safety and running
back, rushing 14 times for 146 yards and two touchdowns
in 2015
• On defense, posted 30 tackles with three interceptions
and a fumble recovery as a senior
• Named SEC Country’s Defensive Recruit of the Week
following two-interception, five-tackle game vs. North
Gwinnett (10/9/15)
• Also played basketball and ran track in high school
HIGH SCHOOL
PERSONAL
• Lettered at Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee,
Ga., for coach Mark Fleetwood
• 2016 U.S. Army All-American
• Participated in The Opening in 2016
• Member of ESPN 300
• Named First Team Class AAAAA All-Georgia in 2016
• Defensive MVP of the RisingSeniors.com All-Star Game
• Full Name: Nigel Dale Warrior
• Born: Dec. 14, 1997
• Son of Tangie Warrior and Dale Carter
• Father Dale Carter was an All-American at Tennessee in
1990 and 1991 and went on to an All-Pro career in the NFL
with the Kansas City Chiefs
DYLAN WIESMAN
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CINCINNATI, OHIO • COLERAIN H.S.
CAREER HONORS
• 2016 Outland Trophy Preseason Watch List
• 2016 Athlon Sports Preseason Fourth Team All-SEC
• 2015 All-SEC AP Second Team
• 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2013-14 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2015 - JUNIOR
• Games/Starts: 13/13
• Started all 13 games in 2015 with 12 at right guard and
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• Vols offense has averaged 422.3 yards per game and
223.7 yards rushing (second in SEC) per game in 2015
• Vols had 200-plus rushing yards in nine games and 500plus yards of offense in three games
• Aided line as Vols racked up 331 rushing yards and 523
yards of total offense in regular-season finale win vs.
Vanderbilt (11/28)
• Helped Vols to 248 rushing yards in win at Missouri
(11/21), as Tigers were leading SEC in fewest rushing
yards allowed (113) entering the game
2014 - SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 13/2
• Saw late action in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Iowa (1/2)
• Drew first college start in place of Mack Crowder vs. #19
Missouri (11/22) at center
2013 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 10/0
• Spent freshman season as the Vols’ backup right guard
• Played in 10 games as a true freshman
• Made college debut vs. Western Kentucky (9/7)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Coached by Tom Bolden at Colerain High School in
Cincinnati, Ohio
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 36 OG No. 47 prospect in Ohio)
• 247Sports: 3-star (No. 42 prospect in Ohio, No. 70 OT)
• ESPN: 2-star (No. 37 prospect in Ohio, No. 46 OG)
• Scout: 3-star (No. 73 OG)
• Named Associated Press Division I first-team as a senior
• A three-year starter for the Cardinals helping his team to
three straight Greater Miami (Ohio) Conference titles
• Compiled a 33-4 overall record and a perfect 21-0
conference record in his three years
• Helped Colerain High School of Cincinnati to a 12-1 record
and perfect 7-0 mark in conference play
• First-team all-district and first-team all-Greater Miami
Conference as a junior and senior
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Dylan Paul Wiesman
• Born: March 21, 1995
• Son of Sharon and Paul Wiesman
• Majoring in Kinesiology
DEVIN WILLIAMS
DEFENSIVE BACK
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R-JUNIOR • SQ • 5-8 • 184
KNOXVILLE, TENN. • AUSTIN-EAST H.S.
2015 - R-SOPHOMORE
• Games/Starts: 2/0
• Recorded two tackles against Western Carolina (9/19)
2014 - R-FRESHMAN
• Squad member, did not play in any games
2013 - FRESHMAN
• Redshirt season
HIGH SCHOOL
• Played running back and defensive back at Austin-East
High School in Knoxville for coach Jeff Phillips
•Made 20 tackles as a senior in 2012
•Also ran track for the Roadrunners
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Devin Trevon Williams
• Born: April 30, 1994
• Majoring in Arts and Sciences
LATRELL WILLIAMS
WIDE RECEIVER
GENERAL STAFF PLAYERSREVIEW HISTORY HONORS VOLMANAC RECORDS
• Started at left guard at #8 Alabama (10/24)
• Vols gained 254 rushing yards at Florida (9/26), most in
series history
• Started at right guard vs. Bowling Green (9/5), helped
Vols to 399 rushing yards, the most since 1994, as part of
604 overall yards of total offense
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LAKE CITY, FLA. • COLUMBIA H.S.
PROSPECT RANKINGS
• 247 Sports: 3-star (No. 62 WR, No. 50 prospect in Florida)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 75 WR, No. 67 prospect in Florida)
• Rivals: 2-star
• Scout: 3-star (No. 128 WR, No. 22 wide receiver in Florida)
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Columbia High School in Hialeah, Florida for
coach Brian Allen
• Helped Lions to 12-2 record as a senior in 2015 as team
advanced to Florida state semifinals
• Speedy receiver has been clocked with a 4.27 in the 40yard dash
• Caught 68 passes for 1,035 yards with nine receiving
touchdowns as a senior
• Returned 11 kickoffs for 395 yards (35.9 yards per return)
with two touchdowns, had three returns for 94-plus yards
• Also ran 20 times for 155 yards and two rushing scores
Named USA Today Athlete of Week on Dec. 2, 2015
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Latrell Demarcus Williams
• Born: July 19, 1997
• Son of Ternita Smith
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HAMPTON, GA. • LOVEJOY H.S.
CAREER HONORS
•2016 Phil Steele Preseason Fourth Team All-SEC
•Awarded the Harvey Robinson Offensive Player Award at
the 2016 Orange and White Game
• SEC Freshman of the Week (9/21/15)
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 8/1
• Had his black stripe removed on 3/2/16
• Played in eight games, with one start, making seven
catches for 158 yards with two touchdowns
• 5-star prospect seeing playing time as a true freshman
• Missed four games: at Alabama (10/24) though North
Texas (11/14) due to a hamstring injury before returning
at Missouri (11/21)
• SEC Freshman Of Week (Sept. 21)
• Two catches for 41 yards in win over #19 Georgia (10/10)
• Two catches for 19 yards vs. Arkansas (10/3) in first start
of career
• First-career catch came on 25-yard touchdown reception
vs. Western Carolina (9/19), added second touchdown
catch for 24 yards for first two scores of career; became
first Vol since Justin Hunter in 2010 to have two receiving
touchdowns in a game as a freshman; finished with three
catches for 98 yards
• Officially cleared to practice with Vols on Aug. 26
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Lovejoy High School in Lovejoy, Ga., for coach
Edgar Carson
• 247 Sports: 5-star (No. 29 overall prospect, No. 3 wide
receiver, No. 4 prospect in Georgia)
• ESPN: 4-star (No. 38 overall prospect, No. 5 wide receiver,
No. 6 prospect in Georgia)
• Rivals: 4-star (No. 19 wide receiver, No. 11 prospect in
Georgia)
• Scout: 5-star (No. 15 overall prospect, No. 1 wide receiver,
No. 1 wide receiver in Georgia)
• Played in 2015 Under Armour All-Star Game
• Participated in The Opening
• Member of ESPN 300
• Named to Georgia Sports Writers Association All-State
First Team as a senior in 2014
• Member of Class A first team as a junior and senior
• Starred as a receiver, returner and in the secondary
• Recorded 43 receptions for 916 yards and 13 touchdowns
as a senior despite missing a portion of the year with a
knee injury
• Led Wildcats to Region 2 AAAAAA Championship Game
in 2014
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Receiving
2015
GP/GS No Yds Avg Per/G TD Long High Yd
8/1
7 158 22.6 19.8 249-WCU 98-WCU
 CAREER HIGHS
Receptions Receiving Yards Touchdowns
3 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
98 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
2 vs. Western Carolina, 9/19/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2015 Opp.
Opp.
Lg Tk
Defense
GP/GS Rec-Yards-TD,
UT AT TT Lg
Sack2015TFL
FF FRRec-Yards-TD,
QH Int High
vs. B. Green
0-0-0
at Kentucky
DNT-INJ
2009
7/0
2 0 2 0-0
0-0000
0-0 2-Mem
Oklahoma
DNP
So. Carolina
2010
Injured-Redshirt
SeasonDNP-INJ
W. Carolina
3-98-2, 49
No. Texas
DNP-INJ
2011
12/4121022
1-6
3-9005
0-0 4-2x
at
Florida
0-0-0
at
Missouri
0-0-0
Totals 19/4 14 10 24 1-6 3-90 0
5 0-0 4-2x
Arkansas
2-19-0, 11
Vanderbilt 0-0-0
Georgia
2-41-0, 33
Northwestern 0-0-0
at Alabama DNT-INJ
• MaxPreps Junior All-American in 2013
• Named Class 6A Offensive Player of the Year as a junior
in 2013
• First team all-state as a junior by the Associated Press
and Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2013
• Posted 56 receptions for 1,402 receiving yards and 14
touchdowns as a junior in 2013
• Also had three punt returns for touchdowns and two
interception returns for scores as a junior
• Competed in track and field for the Wildcats
• 2013 Georgia state long-jump champion with a leap of
24-feet, 2 1/2 inches
• Finished as state runner-up in the triple jump as a junior
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Preston Terrance Williams
• Born: March 27, 1997
• Son of Terri Williams
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MINSTER, OHIO • MINSTER H.S.
2015 - FRESHMAN
• Squad member, did not play in any games
HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered at Minster High School in Minster, Ohio for coach
Geron Stokes
• Rivals: 2-star
• Scout: 2-star
• Set Minster record for career receptions (124), receiving
yards (2,234) and receiving touchdowns (27) over three
varsity seasons (2012-14)
• Holds every Minster receiving record for a career, season
and game
• 2014 MAC All-Ohio First Team Offensive End
• Had school-record 74 receptions and school-record 1,319
receiving yards as a senior in 2014
• Helped Wildcats to 2014 Ohio State Division VI
Championship
• Caught nine passes, including three touchdowns, for 145
yards in state title game
• Honored as Division VI All-Ohio Special Mention as a
junior in 2013
• Posted 43 catches for 907 yards as a junior in 2013
• Holds top three records for receptions in a game with
10 and nine
• Set school record for receiving yards in a game with 250
on school-mark of 10 catches vs. Anna in 2013
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Elijah Wolf
• Born: March 11, 1997
• Son of Shelly and James Wolf
• Brother of Ethan, tight end with the Vols
ETHAN WOLF
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TIGHT END
JUNIOR • 2L • 6-6 • 245
MINSTER, OHIO • MINSTER H.S.
CAREER HONORS
 CAREER STATISTICS
2015 - SOPHOMORE
Receiving
2014
2015
Totals
• 2016 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List
• Games/Starts: 13/12
• Vols returning starter at tight end, has started 23 of 25
games in his career including all 12 regular-season games
in 2015
• Had a catch in first 11 games of the 2015 season before
being held without one vs. Vanderbilt (11/28)
• Tied for fourth on team with 23 catches for 301 yards
(fourth on team) with two touchdowns
• Two catches for 24 yards along with clutch blocking for
226 rushing yards in Tennessee’s Outback Bowl win over
Northwestern (1/1)
• Clutch 23-yard catch on third down in birthday win over
South Carolina (11/7)
• Three receptions for 56 yards in win over #19 Georgia
(10/10), including career-long 34-yard catch to key gamewinning scoring drive
• Team-high four catches for 55 yards at Florida (9/26)
• Three catches for 31 yards vs. Western Carolina (9/19)
• Opened 2015 with best game of his career, scoring first
two touchdowns of his career on 11 and 18-yard scoring
receptions vs. Bowling Green (9/5); first UT tight end
since Luke Stocker (9/5/2009 vs. WKU) to score two
touchdowns in a game
GP/GS
12/11
13/12
25/23
No
23
23
46
Yds Avg Per/G TD Long
212 9.2 17.1 024-UGa
301 13.1 23.2 234-UGa
513 11.2 20.5 234-UGa
High Yd
69-UGa
56-UGa
69-UGa
GENERAL STAFF PLAYERSREVIEW HISTORY HONORS VOLMANAC RECORDS
ELI WOLF
 CAREER HIGHS
Receptions 5 vs. Arkansas State, 9/6/14 & at Georgia, 9/27/14
Receiving Yards 69 at Georgia, 9/27/14
Touchdowns
2 vs. Bowling Green, 9/5/15
 CAREER GAME-BY-GAME
2014 Opp.
Rec-Yards-TD, Lg
Utah State 3-26-0, 12
Ark. State 5-20-0, 8
at Oklahoma DNP-INJ
at Georgia 5-69-0, 24
Florida 1-3-0, 3
Chattanooga 1-16-0, 16
at Ole Miss 1-6-0, 6
Alabama 1-10-0, 10
at S. Carolina 2-14-0, 13
Kentucky 2-39-0, 25
Missouri 0-0-0
at Vanderbilt 0-0-0
vs. Iowa
2-9-0, 5
2015 Opp. Rec-Yards-TD, Lg
vs. B. Green 3-35-2, 18
Oklahoma
1-5-0, 5
W. Carolina 3-31-0, 23
at Florida
4-55-0, 24
Arkansas
1-31-0, 31
Georgia
3-56-0, 34
at Alabama 1-5-0, 5
at Kentucky 2-27-0, 16
So. Carolina 1-23-0, 23
North Texas 1-3-0, 3
at Missouri 1-6-0, 6
Vanderbilt 0-0-0
Northwestern 2-24-0, 18
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PLAYERS
2014 - FRESHMAN
• Games/Starts: 12/11
• Became first true freshman to start season opener at
tight end in Tennessee history
• Started first eight games he played, seeing action in 12
games overall with 11 total starts
• Made 23 catches for 212 yards
• Had a catch in first nine games he played in 2014
• Two receptions for 39 yards in win over Kentucky (11/15)
• Two catches for 14 yards at South Carolina (11/1)
• Five catches for 69 yards at #12/13 Georgia (9/27)
• Did not play at #4/3 Oklahoma (9/13) due to ankle injury
• Started in first college game vs. Utah State (8/31) and
made three catches for 28 yards
• One of four Vols to have first black stripes removed in
2014 (Derek Barnett, Jalen Hurd, Emmanuel Moseley) on
Aug. 10
HIGH SCHOOL
• Played at Minster High School in Ohio for coach Geron
Stokes
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2016 TENNESSEE FOOTBALL MEDIA GUIDE
• 247Sports: 3-star (No. 13 TE, No. 16 prospect in Ohio)
• ESPN: 3-star (No. 15 TE, No. 24 prospect in Ohio)
• Rivals: 3-star (No. 20 TE, No. 25 prospect in Ohio)
• Scout: 4-star (No. 5 TE)
• Named Associated Press Second Team All-Ohio as a
senior and junior
• Earned First Team All-Midwest Athletic Conference
honors in 2012 and 2013
• Named to the Division IV First Team All-District team in
his junior and senior years
• As a senior, hauled in 41 receptions for 475 yards with five
receiving touchdowns
PERSONAL
• Full Name: Ethan James Wolf
• Born: November 7, 1995
• Brother of Eli, a redshirt freshman tight end for the Vols
• Son of Shelly and James Wolf
• Majoring in Arts and Sciences

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