68 Spencer Riley
(Full name: Spencer Cate Riley) ... Born: Feb. 17, 1976 ... Major: Technical Education ... Uniform Number: 68.
HONORS - 1996 All-SEC Freshman Team.
1999 - Games/Started: 12/12 ... One of six team captains ... Selected to play in the Delchamps Senior Bowl ... Started every game at center on offensive line ... A dependable player throughout varsity career, he is capable of playing a variety of positions, but was needed most at center ... Suffered broken right hand in Florida game, forcing him to snap left-handed for the first time in his career ... Made 45 consecutive starts on the offensive front ... The Vols rushed over 200 yards on four occasions in 1999 thanks to his blocking ... Suffered a knee injury in the Vanderbilt game, missing the fourth quarter, the only period he missed all season.
1998 - Games/Started: 13/13 ... Started every game at center on offensive line ... A dependable player throughout varsity career, he is capable of playing a variety of positions, but was needed most at center ... Partly attributable to Riley's crisp blocking, Vols rushed for more than 200 yards seven times.
1997 - Games/Started: 13/13 ... Started every game at left tackle on offensive line ... He was also prepared to fill in at other line positions as needed.
1996 - Games/Started: 11/6 ... Saw his first action against UNLV in opener and gradually increased playing time until he became a starter at midseason ... Opened with first team at left guard against South Carolina and stayed there for remainder of season.
1995 - Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL - Parade Magazine and Max Emfinger All-America ... Member of BlueChip Illustrated Dream Team ... Scholastic Coach All-America ... NE Tennessee Player of the Year ... First-team All-State ... As a senior he had 111 tackles, of which 28 were for lost yardage ... Final season worksheet also included 13 sacks, three fumble recoveries, one interception and three blocked extra points ... Served as team captain ... A four-year starter in the line on both sides of the ball ... Coach at Jefferson County High School: Craig Kisabeth.