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*Eric Berry heading into Jr season: 2008: 12 GP; 12 GS; Rush: 7-37-5.3-0; Rec: 1-3-3-0; KR: 2-32-16-0; 44 Sol-72 TT, 8.5 TFL, 3 SK, 7 INT, 6 PBU; Games/Starts: 12/12 ... First Tennessee player to claim unanimous All-America honors since 1990 ... Led nation with 265 interception return yards, and his seven interceptions tied for tops ... Only 2008 player with interception in seven different games ... First two interceptions of season were returned for 0 and 1 yard, then had five picks for 264 yards ... Interception returns for TDs against Mississippi State (72 yards) and Vandy (45 yards) ... Also had big returns against Georgia (54 yards), South Carolina (47 yards) and Northern Illinois (46 yards) ... For career in just 26 games, owns 12 interceptions for 487 return yards and three touchdowns ... Set to enter 2009 season just 15 yards from breaking major college record (501) ... Broken interception return yardage records that had stood for combined 187 years ... Now owns records for UT season (previously stood 37 years), UT career (39 years), SEC season (52 years) and SEC career (59 years) ... 72 tackles placed him third on UT team and 18th among SEC leaders ... Led team in tackles vs. Mississippi State (10) and tied for team honors vs. UAB (7) ... Recorded first career sack against Florida ... Season-high 11 tackles against Alabama ... Joined Dan Williams as only Vols with at least three tackles in all 12 games ... Never had fewer than three tackles in game in his career ... Started every contest of his collegiate career. 2007: 14 GP; 14 GS; 57 Sol-86 TT, 2 TFL, 5 INT, 4 PBU, 2 FR, 1 FF; Games/Starts: 14/14 ... Named SEC Defensive Freshman of the Year by Sporting News ... Consensus Freshman All-America and Freshman All-SEC ... Second team All-SEC selection by Coaches, Writers ... Led all SEC freshmen with 86 tackles ...Father, James Berry, was a three-year starter, four-year letterman and 1981 team captain for the Vols.
*Justin Hunter heading into Jr season: A closer look at the Titans' picks: Round 2/34 - Justin Hunter, WR, 6-4, 195, Tennessee...The Titans did something they rarely do, trading up in the second round to grab Hunter, whom they had a high first-round grade on. Hunter gives Tennessee a vertical threat with size, and he will vie for immediate playing time, even in a crowded receiver room. - The Sports Xchange
*Cordarrelle Patterson heading into Jr season: A closer look at the Vikings' picks: 1/29 - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, 6-2, 215, Tennessee...An electric playmaker that the Vikings believe can be, in time, the kind of versatile weapon that Percy Harvin was as a receiver, runner and kick returner. With little of note behind Greg Jennings at receiver, the Vikings will use the raw Patterson as a deep threat and kick returner right off the bat. Having played only one year of major college football after a stint in junior college, Patterson will need a year to mature as a route runner. - The Sports Xchange
Dan Williams heading into rSr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 12 GP; 9 GS; 23 Sol-48 TT, 8.5 TFL, 1.5 SK, 1 PBU, 4 QBH; Games/Starts: 12/9 … Paced defensive tackles in 2008 with 48 total tackles … Second on team with nine quarterback pressures and tied for third with 8½ tackles for loss. 2007: 14 GP; 10 GS; 19 Sol-40 TT, 6.5 TFL, 2 SK, 3 QBH, 1 BLK; Games/Starts: 14/10 … Started nine games overall and six of final seven. 2006: 6 GP; 0 GS; 1 Sol-2 TT, 1 TFL, 1 SK, 1 QBH; Games/Starts: 6/0 … Appeared in six games, including the final three contests against Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Penn State. 2005: Redshirted.
Luke Stocker heading into rSr season: 2010: Stocker was the only Vol with a reception in every game this season, including 11 contests with multiple catches. He finished his UT career in sparkling fashion, tying a career best with five catches for a season-high 58 yards in the Music City Bowl. For the 2010 season, Stocker caught 39 passes for 417 yards to finish third on the team in both categories...2009: Break out year for strong but agile tight end … Finished with 29 catches for 389 yards … Second on 2009 team with five TDs … One of five Vols with at least 20 catches … Saved best game statistically for regular season finale, with five catches for 78 yards and touchdown against his home state school of Kentucky...2008: Emerged from crowded depth chart to lead tight end position with 13 catches for 139 yards ... Started all 12 games for Vols, including debut assignment against UCLA in Rose Bowl ... At least one catch in season's first six games and in nine different games overall...2007: Appeared in all 14 games as part of Vols' deep tight-end playing rotation ... First career touchdown came against Crimson Tide and longest pass play went for six yards against Louisiana-Lafayette...2006: Redshirted.
Montario Hardesty heading into rSr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite…2008: 11 GP; 1 GS; Rush: 76-271-3.6-6; Rec: 4-24-6-0; 0 Sol-1 TT, 1 BLK; Paced 2008 Vols with six touchdowns, all rushing … Second on team with 76 rushing attempts … Only start of season came at Nashville after having missed Wyoming game with a stress fracture in his leg; finished with 41 yards on seven carries and one touchdown vs. Vanderbilt. 2007: 10 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 89-373-4.2-3; Rec: 3-25-8.3-0; Missed three contests, including SEC Championship Game, because of ankle injuries … Returned to contribute 56 all-purpose yards in Outback Bowl against Wisconsin. 2006: 13 GP; 5 GS; Rush: 107-384-3.6-4; Rec: 6-54-9-0; Showed he had fully recovered from a torn ACL when he powered through California defense for 43-yard TD run in season opener. 2005: 2 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 6-18-3-0; Received medical hardship for 2005 because of knee injury suffered against Mississippi.
Robert Ayers heading into rSr season: 2008: All-Southeastern Conference second-team selection and co-recipient of the Andy Spiva Award, given to the team's most improved defensive player. Started all 12 games at right defensive end, leading the conference with a career-high 15.5 stops for losses of 63 yards. Ranked sixth on the squad with a career-high 49 tackles (34 solos) that included three sacks for minus 29 yards and six quarterback pressures. Gained eight yards when he returned his first career interception...Ayers started 14-of-48 games at Tennessee, recording 113 tackles (79 solos) with nine sacks for minus-61 yards, 31.5 stops for losses of 125 yards and 12 QB pressures. Deflected three passes and intercepted another for an 8-yard return. His 22.5 stops of opposing ball carriers (not including sacks) behind the line of scrimmage rank sixth in school history behind Eric Westmoreland (34.0, 1996, 98-2000), Al Wilson (27.0, 1995-98), Leonard Little (25.0, 1995-97), Ben Talley (24.0, 1991-94) and Andy Spiva (23, 1973-76). Ayers' 15.5 tackles for loss (including sacks) in 2008 tied James Wilson (1993) for ninth on the Vols' season-record chart, while his 12.5 stops of opposing ballcarriers (sacks not included) behind the line of scrimmage rank fourth on the annual record list, topped by Leonard Little (14.0 in 1995), Jesse Mahelona (13.5 in 2004) and Greg Jones (13.0 in 1976)...2007: 14 GP; 0 GS; 25 Sol-34 TT, 12 TFL, 4 SK, 2 PBU, 3 QBH; Games/Starts: 14/0 ... 2006: 13 GP; 2 GS; 19 Sol-25 TT, 3 TFL, 1 SK, 1 PBU, 2 QBH; Games/Starts: 13/2...2005: 9 GP; 0 GS; 3 Sol-5 TT, 1 TFL, 1 SK; Suspended during spring 2005 for April arrest for aggravated assault at on-campus party. Pled to misdemeanor assault and paid court fees and restituation to the victim. Games/Starts: 9/0 ... 2004: Redshirted.
Jonathan Crompton heading into rSr season: 2009 Texas vs the Nation Invite…2007: Games/ Starts: 7/0 … Saw action in seven games… Finsihed season 7-of-12 passing for 98 yards and one touchdown …2006: Games/Starts: 7/1 … Saw first action of career in season-opener against California, passing for seven yards on two completions and also rushing twice for six yards …2005: Redshirted.
DeAngelo Willingham heading into Sr season: 2007: 14 GP; 8 GS; 25 Sol-38 TT, 1 TFL, 4 PBU, 2 FR, 2 FF; Games/Starts: 14/8 ... Made first tackle of Vols career against Southern Mississippi ... In first career start, finished with one tackle and one PBU against Arkansas State ... Finished with two tackles against Georgia ... Had career outing against home-state South Carolina ... JC: Two-year starter at cornerback for College of the Desert … As a sophomore in 2006, totaled five interceptions, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble … Also in 2006, returned blocked field goal 90 yards for a touchdown against San Bernardino Community College …As a freshman, tallied three interceptions.
Dallas Thomas heading into rSr season: A closer look at the Dolphins' picks: Round 3/77 - Dallas Thomas, G/T, 6-5, 300, Tennessee...The Dolphins need to find better pieces for their zone blocking scheme, and Thomas could be a better fit at left guard than incumbent Richie Incognito. Thomas is a versatile player who started 25 straight games at left tackle for the Vols and 12 at left guard his senior season, earning second team All-America honors. He's currently rehabbing a torn labrum, but could be the Dolphins' new left guard this season. - The Sports Xchange
Britton Colquitt heading into rSr season: 2008 Preseason: Suspended for five games, lost scholarship after arrest for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident (hit parked car) in February 2008. 2007: P 62-2579-41.6, 4 TB, 15 FC, 23 in 20, 0 blocked; Games/Starts: 13/13 ... Second team All-SEC selection by league coaches and writers ... SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in win over Georgia ... In that game, had six punts for 42-yard average, with three downed inside the 20 ... But most important contribution was his first 2007 turn at kickoffs ... 2006: P 46-2066-44.9, 4 TB, 7 FC, 18 in 20, 1 blocked; Games/Starts: 12/12 ... Consensus first-team All-SEC pick after finishing second in SEC and seventh nationally with a 44.9-yard average -- fourth best mark in school history … Had 18 punts downed inside 20 versus only four touchbacks ... Averaged at least 44 yards per punt in 10 of 12 games ... 2005: P 59-2431-41.2, 6 TB, 15 FC, 19 in 20, 0 blocked; Games/Starts: 11/11 ... Punted 59 times during freshman campaign and averaged 41.2 yards per punt with 19 kicks downed inside 20-yard line ... 2004: Redshirted.
Zach Fulton heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Chiefs' picks: Round 6/193 - Zach Fulton, G, 6-5, 316, Tennessee...The offensive line at Arrowhead Stadium has been in a state of flux since the end of the 2013 season and Fulton will get a quick chance to be involved at a position that's wide open: right guard. Last year's starters Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah left in free agency and the tentative depth chart has untested Rishaw Johnson in the starting lineup. Fulton played his whole career at Rocky Top at right guard and if he can make the transition, he'll be in the mix for playing time. - The Sports Xchange
Denarius Moore heading into Sr season: 2010: Moore became just the seventh Vols receiver to eclipse 2,000 career yards (2,004) after posting the seventh-best season total (981 yards & 9 TDs in 2010) in school history. He was the only 2010 player in major college football with a pair of 200-yard receiving games and the first UT wideout with two in either a season or career...2009: Tennessee’s best deep threat compiling 40 catches last year for 540 yards … Led team with seven receiving TDs … Tied with Gerald Jones for active career TD lead with nine … Slow start to begin 2009 because of injuries, contributing only one catch in first three games … Then had 39 receptions over final 10 contests …2008: Vols deep play threat had UT's three longest receptions of season ... Finished with 11 catches and 271 yards for per catch average of 24.6 - best on team by nearly 12 yards ... Two receiving touchdowns were second most on team ...2007: Selected to Coaches Freshman All-SEC team ... Caught passes in eight different games and played in all 14 ... Also returned four kickoffs for 21.8-yard average.
Daniel McCullers heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Steelers' picks: Round 6/215 - Daniel McCullers, NT, 6-7, 352, Tennessee...Steelers want their nose tackles to eat up blocks and McCullers is big enough to eat up several. He is the biggest man on their roster right now. A little tall for nose tackle, so playing low will be a test for him. - The Sports Xchange
Chris Scott heading into rSr season: 2009 Senior Bowl Invite/Add…2009 East-West Shrine Invite…2008: Games/Starts: 12/12 … Started every game for second consecutive year … Versatile lineman has 18 of those starts at left tackle after beginning Vols career at right guard. 2007: Games/Starts: 14/14 … Proved his ability to play all five positions on offensive line … Started first eight games at right guard, then moved to left tackle for remainder of season after injury to Eric Young in overtime win against South Carolina … Vols led country with only four sacks allowed (Rutgers next with 10) … Helped Tennessee offense produce a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver. 2006: Appeared in seven games. 2005: Redshirted.
Mychal Rivera heading into rSr season: A closer look at Raiders' picks: Round 6/184 - Mychal Rivera, TE, 6-3, 242, Tennessee...In a depleted position, Rivera could be a complement for Kasa as a receiving tight end. Has superior receiving skills and can be put in motion or split wide. Finished senior season with 36 receptions for 562 yards and five touchdowns. - The Sports Xchange
Anthony Parker heading into rSr season: 2008 Preseason: Had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, is expected to be healthy by the fall. Charged in January 2008 for disorderly conduct after an off-duty police officer tried to disperse a crowd in the parking lot of an apartment complex (that the officer that lived in). Parker refused to leave and was cited. 2007: Games/Starts: 14/14 ... Lived up to preseason hype ... Named to Rivals.com All-America third team ... Consensus 2007 All-SEC first team, with selections from league coaches, Associated Press and Rivals.com ... Started all 14 games at left guard after making dozen starts at right guard in 2006. 2006: Games/Starts: 12/12 ... Started at right guard in all 12 games of regular season … Missed Outback Bowl appearance after suffering knee injury against Kentucky ... Part of offensive line unit that allowed only 19 sacks -- third-fewest in the league -- against 415 pass attempts -- second-most in the league. 2005: Games/Starts: 6/1 ... Made collegiate debut at Florida, seeing key minutes at center during first half ... Including start at LSU, appeared in six games overall. 2004: Redshirted.
Tauren Poole heading into Sr season: 2010: Earned AP All-SEC honorable mention accolades while starting all 13 games ... led the team with 1,034 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on 204 carries … also caught 22 passes for 171 yards and one TD ... topped Vols with 12 total touchdowns and 72 points ... rushed for a career-high 162 yards vs. Oregon, including a 140-yard first-half effort ... became first individual to rush for over 100 yards against Alabama in 41 games with 117 rushing yards against the Tide, including a career-long 59-yard TD run. 2009: Played 13 games, totalling 86 rushing yards on 12 carries and making contributions on special teams … 62 of those yards came on five attempts in season-opener vs. Western Kentucky, including 34-yarder … also carried three times for nifty 15 yards in Chick-fil-A Bowl against Virginia Tech. 2008: Played 12 games on special teams and as backup tailback … Rushed for 86 yards on 22 carries … Recorded four special teams tackles during the year.
Jacques McClendon heading into Sr season: 2007: Games/Starts: 13/6 ... Appeared in every game except opener at California ... Moved into starting lineup after left tackle Eric Young suffered season-ending injury ... Maned right guard positiion ...2006: Games/Starts: 12/1 … As a true freshman, appeared in every game except for Florida.
Malik Jackson heading into Sr season: A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 5/137 -- Malik Jackson, DE, 6-6, 285, Tennessee...Jackson was an All-SEC first-team pick last year at Tennessee, but is expected to move to defensive end in Jack Del Rio's 4-3 alignment while providing depth at the under tackle position. He'll likely settle in as a backup to Robert Ayers. - The Sports Xchange
Arian Foster heading into rSr season: 2007: 14 GP; 14 GS; Rush: 245-1193-4.9-12; Rec: 39-340-8.7-2; KR: 3-117-39-0; 1 Sol-1 TT; Games/Starts: 14/14 ... Finished sixth among SEC rushing leaders (85.2) in 2007 and ninth in all-purpose yards (117.9) ... His 12 rushing TDs were most by Vol runner since Jay Graham had 12 in 1995 ... Began season with outstanding return to home state, finishing with 226 all-purpose yards against California ... Tallied 89 yards on 13 rushing attempts, caught three passes for 20 yards and first receiving TD of career ... Also returned three kickoffs for 117 yards, including 68-yarder to set up UT's second score ... Added 55 all-purpose yards in Outback Bowl win over Wisconsin...2006: 11 GP; 4 GS; Rush: 91-322-3.5-5; Rec: 11-88-8-0; KR: 2-20-10-0; Suspended in November 2007 after arrest for disorderly conduct and underage consumption at a nightclub. Games/Starts: 11/4 ... Rushed for team-high 69 yards on 17 carries against California... 2005: 11 GP; 5 GS; Rush: 183-879-4.8-5; Rec: 14-148-10.6-0; KR: 2-37-18.5-0; Games/Starts: 11/5 ... Thrust into starter's role during mid-season and rushed for at least 100 yards in each of five starts ... Vols' leading rusher netted 879 yards for fifth-best rookie campaign in school history en route to second-team Freshman All-America and first-team Freshman All-SEC honors ... Gained 742 yards as starter, averaging 148.4 per game ... 2004: Redshirted.
Vladimir Richard heading into rSr season: 2009 Texas vs the Nation Invite (18 pounds heavier at weigh-in than listed playing weight)…2007: Games/Starts: 13/0 … Appeared in 13 straight games after the opener at California … Earned his spot in offensive line rotation as outstanding run blocker … Vols led country with only four sacks allowed (Rutgers next with 10) …2006: Games/Starts: 3/0 … Played on the offensive line in games against Air Force, Marshall and Memphis…2005: Redshirted.
Ramon Foster heading into rSr season: 2007: Games/Starts: 14/14 ... Recognized for excellence with All-SEC second team nod by Rivals.com ... Started at right tackle all 14 games ... Vols led country with only four sacks allowed (Rutgers next with 10) ... Starting quarterback Erik Ainge was sacked just three times in 519 pass attempts, setting major college record for minimum 300 attempts ... Team's combined 534 pass attempts meant opponents sacked UT quarterbacks once every 133.5 attempts ... Suffered broken thumb in pregame warmups before Vanderbilt contest, but still played entire game and did not miss any snaps rest of season ... Led to his being named to All-MayDay Team by ESPN analyst Mark May ... Played both tackle and guard positions ... Helped Tennessee offense produce a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver...2006: Games/Starts: 11/0 ... Saw action in 11 games this season ... Played all four quarters against Memphis, Alabama and Vanderbilt, and was key reserve in Outback Bowl ... Part of offensive line unit that allowed only 19 sacks -- third fewest in the league -- against 415 pass attempts -- second-most in the league...2005: Games/Starts: 7/2 ... Six of his 2005 appearances were versus SEC competition ... For his efforts, earned Freshman All-SEC nod by league coaches ... Started at left guard in collegiate debut vs. UAB after injuries at center position forced veteran Rob Smith to fill that void ... Saw action along the offensive front at LSU ... Shared 2005 Harvey Robinson Award as most improved offensive player in spring practice with David Ligon...2004: Redshirted.
Matt Simms heading into rSr season: 2010: Played in 11 games and started the first eight after playing at junior college as a sophomore instead of sitting out a season to move to another FBS team … completed 113-of-195 for 1,460 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions … connected on 19-of-31 throws for 259 yards and a pair of TDs vs. Florida … tossed three TDs vs. UAB, including the game-winner on UT's first play of double overtime. JUCO: Appeared in 10 games for El Camino (Calif.) Community College in 2009 after leaving Louisville due to a lack of playing time … completing 159-of-269 (59.1 percent) passes for 2,204 yards with 17 touchdowns against only 12 interceptions. Helped El Camino to fourth consecutive league title. Enrolled at UT in January and participated in spring drills. 2008: Played at Louisville … suspended for first four games of the season for violating team rules … played in two games, getting most action when completing 4-of-10 passes against Pittsburgh for 39 yards with an interception. 2007: Redshirted. Personal: Son of former NFL quarterback Phil Simms of the New York Giants and the brother of former Tennessee and current NFL quarterback Chris Simms.
Demonte' Bolden heading into Sr season: 2007: 12 GP; 12 GS; 16 Sol-26 TT, 5 TFL, 2 SK, 2 PBU, 2 QBH, 1 FR, 1 FF; Games/Starts: 12/12 ... Recorded two tackles, including one TFL, and recovered a fumble in first career start at California ... Finished with two tackles and had first career PBU against Southern Miss ... Had two tackles at Florida ... Had two tackles including his first sack of season against Arkansas State ... Had season-high four tackles against Georgia ... 2006: 12 GP; 0 GS; 17 Sol-22 TT, 4 TFL, 1 SK; Games/Starts: 12/0 … First collegiate tackle came against California in season-opener … Set a career-high with four tackles and recorded one TFL against LSU... 2005: 1 GP; 0 GS; Games/Starts: 1/0.
Jeff Cottam heading into rSr season: 2008: Games/Starts: 8/2 ... Missed first four games recovering from broken leg suffered during spring practice ... Made starts against Alabama and Kentucky. 2007: 14 GP; 6 GS; Rec: 4-19-4.8-1; 1 Sol-2 TT; Made first career start at California and started six games during season. 2006: Games/Starts: 13/0 ... Special teams and short yardage contributor who appeared in every game. 2005: Redshirted.
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