Redshirted the 2009 season.
2008 - SOPHOMORE
First-year Vol made 15 relief appearances while posting a 1-1 record and a 9.00 season ERA...Left-handers hit .346 against him while right-handers batted .298...Made five appearances in SEC play, spanning 5 2/3 innings and fashioning a 7.94 ERA...Made his Tennessee debut with a two-inning stint against Morehead State on Feb. 24, allowing three runs on three hits...Pitched 1/3 inning against Texas Tech on March 1 at Houston's Minute Maid Park...Threw single hitless innings against James Madison (March 5) and Presbyterian (March 12)...Worked two innings of one-run ball against USC Upstate on March 25...Allowed just one run during a stretch of five outings in the month of April that spanned 5 1/3 innings and included action against Tennessee Tech (April 1), Florida (April 6), Austin Peay (April 8), ETSU (April 9) and Alabama (April 12)...His shutout inning against Austin Peay resulted in his lone win of the season...Suffered his only loss on April 15 against Middle Tennessee when he was touched for six runs on six hits through 1 2/3 innings...Allowed one run during a one-inning stint vs. Appalachian State April 22...Had a tough outing in his lone SEC road appearance, surrendering three runs (two earned) on no hits while recording no outs at Mississippi State on April 26...Bounced back with a perfect inning against 13th-ranked Vanderbilt on May 2...His final outing of the year was a season-long 2 2/3-inning relief stint vs. Kentucky on May 11 in which he gave up two runs on two hits while tying his season-high with two strikeouts.
2007 - FRESHMAN
Started 10 games and made 14 total appearances...Posted a 3.61 ERA...Coached at Saddleback College by Jack Hodges.
Graduated from Esperanza High School in Anaheim, Calif., where he was coached by Mike Curran...Spent time as a pitcher and outfielder for the Aztecs...Was a two-year member of the basketball team (forward)...Active in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
Full name is Dean Alan Leffler Jr....Born Sept. 7, 1986, in Dayton, Ohio...Son of Dean and Sue Leffler...Academic major: Business.
Innings pitched-Starter: N/A
Innings pitched-Reliever: 2.2 vs. Kentucky 5/11/08
Strikeout High (2008/Career): 2, 4x (last vs. Kentucky 5/11/08)
Walk High (2008/Career): 4 vs. James Madison 3/5/08