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#NFLVols Week 3 Recap

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Check out the top stories from this week's NFL action and see how your favorite VFLs performed.  

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In the match-up between the Kansas City Chiefs and Miami Dolphins, two former Vol teammates made it on the field together. Both Ja'Wuan James and Zach Fulton, rookies, started for their respective teams. As well, VFL Dallas Thomas made his first starting appearance besides James. Also meeting up were the mothers of Fulton and James, once again together cheering on their sons.


In a 2014 Super Bowl reunion, the Broncos fell to the defending champions. Tony McDaniel made the start at LDT. Peyton Manning threw two touchdowns despite the loss.


Despite a chest injury, Cordarrelle Patterson racked up the most yardage for former Vols with 61 yards. Behind him, Jason Witten was just one yard shy of 50 yards. Robert Meachem and Denarius Moore both earned 23 yards in receptions. 


Leading in tackles was Jerod Mayo who earned the team-high of 11 tackles. Robert Ayers had three tackles and both Parys Haralson and Dan Williams racked up two. 

Name Position Team Result Stats
Robert Ayers DE New York Giants Def. Houston 30-17 Three tackles
Eric Berry DB Kansas City Chiefs Def. Miami 34-15 Inactive, injured
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City Chiefs Def. Miami 34-15 Injured reserve
Britton Colquitt P Denver Broncos Lost to Seattle 26-20 OT 8 punts, 47.3 yd. avg., 3 inside the 20
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City Chiefs Def. Miami 34-15 5 punts, 51 yd. avg., 2 inside the 20
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore Ravens Def. Cleveland 23-21 Played at LS
Arian Foster RB Houston Texans Lost to NYG 30-17 Inactive
Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh Steelers Def. Carolina 37-19 Inactive
Zach Fulton G Kansas City Chiefs Def. Miami 34-15 Started at RG
Parys Haralson LB New Orleans Saints Def. Minnesota 20-9 Started at OLB, two tackles
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Titans Lost to Cincinnati 33-7 Three receptions for 37 yds.
Malik Jackson DL Denver Broncos Lost to Seattle 26-20 OT Five tackles
Ju'Wan James OL Miami Dolphins Lost to Kansas City 34-15 Started at RT
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans Saints Def. Minnesota 20-9 Played at FB, one rush, one tackle
Peyton Manning QB Denver Broncos Lost to Seattle 26-20 OT 31-for-49, 303 yds., 1 interception, 2 TDs
Jerod Mayo LB New England Patriots Def. Oakland 16-9 Started at LB, team-high 11 tackles
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville Jaguars Lost to Indianapolis 44-17 Played at G
Tony McDaniel DT Seattle Seahawks Def. Denver 26-20 OT Started at LDT
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh Steelers Def. Carolina 37-19 Inactive
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans Saints Def. Minnesota 20-9 One reception for 23 yds. 
Denarius Moore WR Oakland Raiders Lost to New England 16-9 Three receptions for 23 yds. 
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota Vikings Lost to New Orleans 20-9 Four receptions for 61 yds.
Antonio Richardson OL Minnesota Vikings Lost to New Orleans 20-9 Injured reserve
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland Raiders Lost to New England 16-9 Two receptions for 11 yds.
Matt Simms QB New York Jets MNF Practice squad
Jacques Smith LB Atlanta Falcons Def. Tampa Bay 56-14 Practice squad
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay Bucs Lost to Atlanta 56-14 Two receptions for 15 yds.
James Stone OL Atlanta Falcons Def. Tampa Bay 56-14 Inactive
Dallas Thomas OL Miami Dolphins Lost to Kansas City 34-15 Started at RG
Scott Wells OL St. Louis Rams Lost to Dallas 34-31 Started at C
Dan Williams  DT Arizona Cardinals Def. San Francisco 23-14 Started at NT, two tackles
Jason Witten TE Dallas Cowboys Def. St. Louis 34-31 Four receptions for 49 yds.

#VolsOnTour - ATP Rankings (9/22/14)

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Here are the new ATP rankings as of Sept. 22, 2014:

Rhyne Williams
Singles: 207 (-2)
Doubles: 302 (-1)
Note: Off last week ... Playing singles and doubles this week (with Sandgren) at the $50K Napa Challenger.

John-Patrick Smith
Singles: 229 (-18)
Doubles: 69 (+1)
Note: Off last week ... Playing singles and doubles this week (with Hubble) at the $50K Napa Challenger.

Tennys Sandgren
Singles: 306 (-16)
Doubles: 287 (-64)
Note: Reached the singles quarterfinals of the $10K Costa Mesa Futures in California ... Entered the $50K Napa Challenger singles and doubles on a protected ranking.

Matteo Fago
Singles: 899 (+1)
Doubles: 631 (+1)
Note: Off last week ... Off this week.

Adam Hubble
Singles: 1330 (+2)
Doubles: 1097 (-7)
Note: Playing doubles with Smith at the $50K Napa Challenger on a protected ranking ... Playing first tournament since a Futures even in Australia in March.

Jarryd Chaplin
Singles: 2067 (0)
Doubles: 1356 (0)
Note: Back in Knoxville training ... Returning to competition for a series of Australian Futures in October.

Inside the T - Monday's Look Ahead

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The bye week for Tennessee Football is over and it's back to football!

 

Tennessee head coach Butch Jones and selected players will address the media today at Noon at the regular Monday press briefing. Live coverage starts at Noon right here


ESPN Classic will run a couple of classic Tennessee-Georgia games this week, starting with the 1992 game in Athens today at 3:00 p.m. ET. The Volunteers under interim coach Phillip Fulmer were looking for their first win in Athens since 1972 with sophomore QB Heath Shuler making his first road start. 

 

The Vol Network's Big Orange Hotline broadcasts live from Dead End BBQ tonight at 8:00 p.m. Bob Kesling and former Vol QBs Jeff Francis and Pat Ryan will give fans a preview of Saturday's game in Athens on Vol Network stations across the state and HERE on UTSports.com

 

No VFLs in tonight's Bears-Jets Monday Night Football game, though Matt Simms is a QB on the Jets practice squad.

Monday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/22/14)

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It's Georgia Week! Butch Jones will preview the Vols game in Athens at his Monday Press Conference, which you can watch right here on UTSports.com. 

Here's a look at the latest on the Vols from the media:
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Tennessee Vols set to start season's key stretch
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Richt wary of improved Volunteers
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Vols have 'good practice' after break
- Knoxville News Sentinel: UT needs to close running gap

#NFLVols Ready for Week 3

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SUNDAY FOOTBALL


Titans vs. Bengals, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Justin Hunter will return to action to take on Cincinnati. Hunter has played 41 of 49 snaps in last week's game. 


Ravens vs. Browns, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Long snapper Morgan Cox will head to Cleveland for the third game of the season.


Colts vs. Jaguars, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Starting center Jacques McClendon has been making a name for himself as a Jacksonville starter. He will host a Vol-less Colts team.



Raiders vs. Patriots, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Jerod Mayo, who has started the season with a strong defensive effort, will host two Raiders. Mychal Rivera and Denarius Moore of Oakland have both received the ball numerous times, each tallying up more than 20 yards a game. Rivera also earned the starting spot in week two. 


Vikings vs. Saints, 1 p.m. (FOX)
The talented wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was limited in practice due to a chest injury. Antonio Richardson remains on the injured reserve list. Saints' Robert Meachem had his first touch of the ball in last week's game since re-signing with the team. Austin Johnson and Parys Haralson are both expected to make contributions.


Texans vs. Giants, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Arian Foster has continued to rush for more than 100 games in back-to-back games. Although he was limited in practice this week, he is expected to play Sunday. Robert Ayers had a sack in last week's game and looks to continue his strong defensive efforts with his new team.


Cowboys vs. Rams, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Jason Witten will head to St. Louis following last week's performance with 32 yards on four receptions. Scott Wells will again start at center for the Rams.

49ers vs. Cardinals, 4:05 p.m., (FOX)
Dan Williams willll look to improve from his three tackles in his performance against the Giants. 


Chiefs vs. Dolphins, 4:35 (CBS)
Eric Berry, Dustin Colquitt, Zach Fulton and Tyler Bray (IR) of the Chiefs will travel to Miami to take on Ja'Wuan James and Dallas Thomas. Both James and Thomas will start together for the first time this season. Berry did not practice some of this week due to injury.



Broncos vs. Seahawks, 4:25 p.m. (CBS) 
It'll be a 2014 Super Bowl rematch when the Broncos travel to Seattle to face the reigning champions. Peyton Manning will go for yet another record; he needs just three passing touchdowns to join Brett Favre as the only players to throw 500-plus touchdown passes. Britton Colquitt and Malik Jackson will also suit up for the action. Seattle's Tony McDaniel will look to improve on his five tackles in week two. 


SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL


Steelers vs. Panthers, 8:30 p.m. (NBC) 
VFLs Ramon Foster and Daniel McCullers will suit up to take on the Carolina Panthers and lineman Chris Scott. 

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

Bears vs. Jets, 8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Matt Simms, a member of the Jets' practice squad will host the Chicago Bears on MNF. 


THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL RECAP

Buccaneers vs. Falcons, 8:25 p.m. (CBS, NFL Network)
Tight end Luke Stocker connected with the Tampa Bay quarterback for two receptions worth 15 yards. However, the Falcons were too much to overcome and won 56-14.

Happy Birthday - Sept. 20

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Today we wish two former Vols a very Happy Birthday to Clint Johnson (Swimming and Diving) and Rick Lamb (Men's Golf)!

In his senior season, Johnson earned his career best times in the 1000 freestyle (11:03.48) and the 100 breaststroke (59.60).

Lamb was finished his career with a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships and was named a 2013 PING All-American honorable mention.




Saturday's Tennessee Football Briefing (9/20/14)

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The Vols return to action one week from today when they face Georgia between the Hedges. Check out this piece on last week's honorary coaches for the Oklahoma game: Carilli & Maples See Commitment From Vols



Here's a look at some of the recent news from the media: 
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: UT Vols expect Jason Croom to 'bounce back'
- Chattanooga Times Free Press: Sutton clearly a Tennessee Vols' impact player
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Next two weeks not as daunting
- Knoxville News Sentinel: Preserving Worley's health is key
- Knoxville News Sentinel: What We Know, What We Think: Offense

This Day In #Vols History (Sept. 20)

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The Vols won at The Swamp for the last time 11 years ago on Sept. 20, 2003. Check out our Lowe's #DefiningMoments feature on the game as a Hail Mary from Casey Clausen to James Banks prior to halftime keyed the Vols' win: Vols Swamp UF in 2003.

 

SEPTEMBER 20 (4-3)
1941 W, 32-6 FURMAN
1969 W, 31-0 CHATTANOOGA
1975 L, 28-34 UCLA
1980 W, 35-23 WASHINGTON STATE
1997 L, 20-33 No. 2 Florida
2003 W, 24-10 No. 17 at Florida
2008 L, 6-30 No. 4 FLORIDA

Happy Birthday - Sept. 19

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Join us in wishing a very Happy Birthday to former Lady Vol tennis player Kata Szekely! 



Szekely finished her career with All-American honors for her career as a doubles player. She concluded her tenure at Tennessee with a singles record of 87-34 and doubles record of 98-23. 

Highest Singles Ranking: No. 37 (2/16/2012)
Highest Doubles Ranking: No. 7 (6/6/2012)


This Day In #Vols History (Sept. 19)

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One of the most historic games took place on Sept. 19, 1998 as the #6 Vols took down #2 Florida, 20-17 on a 41-yard field goal by Jeff Hall in overtime. The game marked the first-ever overtime game in Tennessee history and the first at Neyland Stadium. 

The Vols won the first five games played on this date.   

SEPTEMBER 19 (5-1)
1964 W, 10-6 CHATTANOOGA
1970 W, 28-3 SOUTHERN METHODIST
1981 W, 42-0 COLORADO STATE
1992 W, 31-14 No. 4 FLORIDA
1998 W, 20-17 No. 2 FLORIDA (OT)
2009 L, 13-23 No. 1 at Florida

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