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Finished the season hitting .125 with one RBI.
Recorded his first collegiate hit on February 16 at UNLV.
Earned a starting nod behind the plate at UNLV on Feb. 16, going 1-for-3.
Drove in a run with a safety squeeze in his second starting assignment as the Vols defeated UMass, 6-4, on March 2.
Started against Northern Illinois (Feb. 18), at Memphis (May 9) and at MTSU (May 15).
Drew a walk in his first collegiate plate appearance in the second inning against Northern Illinois on Feb. 18.
Also reached base at Memphis, as he was hit by a pitch.
Threw out a potential basestealer vs. the Tigers as well.
Played for the Cincinnati Steam in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League in 2012.
Was named to the 2011 Commercial Appeal Pepsi All-Metro Team and to the 2011 TSWA All-State Team as well as to the 2010 Commercial Appeal Pepsi All-Metro Team.
Helped lead the Owls to a 27-6 record and their second straight state-runner up finish as he hit .410 with 28 RBIs and two home runs.
In his junior season, he hit .390 with a pair of home runs.
As a linebacker for the Owl football team, he was a part of two state championship teams in 2008 and 2009 finishing with a perfect 13-0 record both years.
Born March 14,1993, in Jackson, Tenn.
Son of Cindy Manis
Has one sibling, Ashley
In high school, he taught Sunday school and participated in civic service organizations
Has family ties to the university as the grandson of a UT graduate
Recipient of a Hope Scholarship
Plans to major in accounting.