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      Robert Ayers
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clio, S.C.

High School:
Marlboro County

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 270

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
09/06/1985

CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 48/14

2008 - Games/Starts: 12/12 ... Led team and finished third in SEC with 15.5 TFLs while earning All-SEC honors from the league coaches and second-team honors from Associated Press ... Contributed two tackles while applying constant QB pressure at UCLA ... Part of DL that held Bruins to 29 rushing yards on 31 attempts ... Finished with two tackles including a TFL against Florida ... Had four tackles, including a TFL at Auburn ... Finished with a season-high five tackles against Northern Illinois ... Had career game against Georgia, finishing with a career-high nine tackles, including 3.5 TFLs and grabbed first career INT ... Credited with two tackles and first sack of season against Mississippi State ... Contributed four tackles including a TFL against Alabama ... Recorded seven tackles in return to home-state South Carolina ... Both tackles were TFLs against Wyoming ... Credited with six tackles, including two sacks and three total TFLs at Vanderbilt ... Added six tackles against Kentucky, including one TFL.

2007 - Games/Starts: 14/0 ... Paced Vols with 12 tackles for loss and four sacks...Set then career TFL highs against Cal and Southern Miss ... Led team with 11/2 TFLs against Cal ... Finished with three tackles against Golden Bears ... Had two TFLs including a sack against Southern Miss ... Finished with two tackles against Florida ... Led team with six tackles including, three TFLs and two sacks against Arkansas State ... Recorded one tackle and one quarterback hurry against Georgia ... Finished with two tackles an assisted on a TFL against Alabama ... Had three tackles including a TFL against South Carolina ... Finished with five tackles vs. La.-Lafayette ... Had one TFL among two tackles against Arkansas ... Contributed two tackles, including assisting in a TFL against Vanderbilt ... Had four tackles and a TFL against Kentucky ... Concluded season with fourth sack and 12th TFL in Outback Bowl against Wisconsin.

2006 - Games/Starts: 13/2...Made first two starts of collegiate career to finish 2006 season against Vanderbilt and Kentucky...Two tackles and one QB hurry vs. California...Two tackles against Air Force...Nearly had safety against Florida, corralling Gators' Jemalle Cornelius for 7-yard loss to the 1...Recorded sack against Marshall...One TFL against Memphis...Had TFL in three consecutive games (Florida, Marshall, Memphis)...One tackle and one hurry against Alabama ...Three tackles against home state South Carolina... Finished with four tackles against LSU...Logged two tackles against Arkansas...Broke up pass and finished with two tackles against Vanderbilt in his first career start...Recorded two tackles against both Kentucky and Penn State.

2005 - Games/Starts: 9/0 ... Made collegiate debut at LSU ... Posted first career tackle -- sack for 6-yard loss -- vs. Ole Miss ... Career-high four tackles vs. Memphis.

2004 - Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL - Played in 2003 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... Earned All-State honors in 2003 after tallying 112 tackles and five interceptions ... Best game as high school senior was 28-tackle performance against Clover ... Also returned kickoffs in 2003 ... Recorded 94 tackles, including eight sacks, to go with three interceptions as junior ... Ran 100M and 4x100M relay on track and field team.

COACH AT MARLBORO COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL - Dean Boyd.

BORN - Sept. 6, 1985.

DEFENSESACKS/TFL/INT/HIGH
YEARGUTATTTYDSYDSFFFRPDYDSTKLE
200593251/61/60000/04-Mem
200613196251/73/150010/03-2x
200714259344/1912/400020/06-ASU
2008123415493/2915.5/630021/89-UGA
Totals4881321139/6131.5/1240051/89-UGA

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