OUTLOOK: A veteran catcher who be the primary backup to starter Javi Herrera ... Will also DH against left-handers ... Teams with Brandon Hopkins as the only three-year lettermen on squad.
2001: Served as the No. 2 catcher, making 16 starts in 43 games ... Made nine starts as the designated hitter and seven at catcher ... Vols were 14-2 when he started ... Hit .250 with a career-high three home runs and 22 RBI ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third consecutive year ... Had some clutch hits throughout the season, including a pinch hit single that started a five-run rally in UTís 5-2 win over No. 2 South Carolina and a game-tying two-run double at Western Carolina 3/27 ... Had a pinch-hit three-run home run versus Cincinnati 3/21, the first home run of his career ... Hit .500 on a career-best four-game hitting streak from 3/17-28 ... Drove in a career-high three runs in his first start of season at the College of Charleston ... Hit .240 against left-handers, .255 against right-handers, ..379 with runners in scoring position and had 12 two-out RBI ... Had five multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games, including two three RBI games.
2000: Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Served as a back-up catcher ... Played in 21 games, making two starts at College of Charleston 2/21 and Belmont 4/5 ... Hit .318 with two doubles and four RBI, while going 3-for-7 in SEC play ... Had top game against ETSU, going 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI ... Also had an RBI double versus Georgia State ... Went 2-for-3 in the Vanderbilt series and 1-for-3 with a sacrifice hit against Auburn ... Hit .600 vs. left-handers, .235 vs. right-handers, .300 with two out and .400 with runners in scoring position ... Played with New Market in the Shenandoah Valley League during the summer where he hit .144 with six RBI in 30 games ... Named starting catcher for the North in the All-Star game.
1999: Named to the
SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Started 17 games, 15 at catcher and two as DH ...
Hit .219 with eight RBI, and .206 with three RBI in SEC play ... Collected season-high
three hits versus Auburn 4/9 ... Had four multi-hit and three multi-RBI games
... Was 5-for-16 (.417) with two RBI in first three games ... Hit .381 against
left-handers, .154 against right-handers, .154 with runners in scoring position
and .217 with two out ... Had one two-out RBI while going 1-for-3 with the bases
loaded and 0-for-3 as a pinch hitter.
1998: Spent season as a redshirt.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Webb High School in Knoxville, Tenn. ... Started every game at catcher since freshman season ... Hit .409 with 18 doubles, 11 home runs and 115 RBI during career ... Hit .438 with three home runs and 31 RBI as a senior ... Was a three-time all-KIL selection, while being named all-district four times and district player of the year in 1995 and 1997 ... Led team in hitting in 1995 and 1996, while winning the 1997 Gold Glove Award ... Played on four district championship teams and one region championship squad ... His prep teams compiled a four year record of 93-36 ... Won the Spartan Award for Leadership in 1996 and 1997 ... Named all-state after hitting .470 with five home runs.