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      Ben Bartholomew
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Nashville, Tenn.

High School:
Montgomery Bell Academy

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 252

Position:
FB

Experience:
3L

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Honors
  • 2009 Academic All-SEC
  • 2008 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

2012
  • Photo Gallery
  • 2012 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 12/6
  • One of nine fifth-year seniors on the team
  • Listed as Vols starting fullback, also listed as backup tight end for first three games of the season
  • Made 11 catches for 102 yards and first-career touchdown in 12 games played with six starts in 2012
  • On Senior Day, had a catch for 13 yards along with first two rushes in his career, gaining 10 yards vs. Kentucky (11/17)
  • 10-yard catch in return to Nashville at Vanderbilt (11/17)
  • Had a 12-yard reception vs. Troy (11/3)
  • First-career touchdown on a 10-yard reception at #19 Mississippi State (10/13); helped block for 213 rushing yards
  • Hauled in an 8-yard catch, helped block for 197 rushing yards at #5 Georgia (9/29)
  • Second two-catch game of the season with a pair of receptions for 21 yards vs. Akron (9/22)
  • Second-career multi-reception game with two catches for career-best 19 yards vs. NC State (8/31). Helped block for 524 yards of total offense including 191 rushing

2011
  • 2011 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 12/7
  • Emerged as starting fullback after opener, playing all 12 games with seven starts
  • Had six catches for 54 yards for a 9.0 average, did not have a carry
  • Blocked for 120 rushing yards and made a catch for 10 yards vs. MTSU (11/5)
  • Caught a 6-yard pass against #1 LSU (10/15)
  • First-career multi-catch game vs. Buffalo (10/1) with two receptions for 12 yards
  • Snagged an 8-yard pass from Tyler Bray vs. Cincinnati (9/10)
  • First-career catch for 18 yards vs. Montana (9/3)

2010
  • Redshirted

2009
  • Games/Starts: 5/0
  • Third-generation Volunteer saw action in five games
  • Played in 11 quarters at fullback spot
  • Also was on second unit for kickoff returns
  • Named to Academic All-SEC team
2008
  • Games/Starts: 2/0
  • Saw varsity action against UAB and Mississippi State
  • Also scored two touchdowns in junior varsity win over Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy
  • Caught 5-yard TD pass from B.J. Coleman and also ran for 15-yard score in 37-21 victory
  • Finished with 15 rushing yards and 14 receiving yards

Track & Field

  • Scored for Vols in shot put at both SEC indoor and outdoor championships
  • Finished seventh at SEC Indoors with throw of 53-2¾, then was sixth at SEC Outdoor Championships in Knoxville with outdoor season-best of 53-3¾

  • Best mark of 2010 was 53-11¾ indoors at the Virginia Tech Hokie Invitational

High School

  • Division II-3A All-State first team by Tennessee Sports Writers Association as senior in 2007
  • Division II Mr. Football Back
  • Member of Tennessean's All-Midstate team
  • No. 12 prospect on Knoxville News Sentinel Top 25
  • PrepStar All-Region
  • Rushed for career high 162 yards in 2007 season opener against Antioch
  • Lead blocker for pair of 1,000-yard rushers and carried ball 57 times for 406 yards as senior
  • Also caught 13 passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns
  • As senior, had more than 100 tackles
  • Tallied 19 tackles for loss, six sacks and three forced fumbles as junior in 2006

  • Helped MBA to record 13 wins on way to undefeated Division II-2A state championship
  • Three-year starter at middle line-backer, two-year starter at fullback
  • Also participated in wrestling and track and field
  • Won 2007 state shot put championship with throw of 51 feet, 2 inches
  • Won 2007 state wrestling championship in 215-pound division
  • Grandfather, Sam, captained Vols' 1939 SEC championship team
  • Brother, Will, was four-year letterman, member of 1998 national championship team and 2001 captain
  • Coach at Montgomery Bell Academy - Daniel McGugin
Career Highs
  • Catches - 2 three times, last vs. Akron, 9/23/12
  • Receiving Yards - 20 vs. Akron, 9/23/12
  • Rushes - 2 vs. Kentucky, 11/24/12
  • Rushing Yards - 10 vs. Kentucky, 11/24/2012
  • Touchdowns - 1 at Mississippi State, 10/13/12

Personal
  • Full Name: Benjamin O. Bartholomew
  • Born on July 31, 1989
  • Parents are Sam and Vicki Bartholomew
  • Majoring in Marketing/International Business
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