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      Will Bartholomew
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Nashville

High School:
Montgomery Bell Academy

Height / Weight:
6- / 232

Position:
FB

Experience:
3L

(Full name: William Hurd Bartholomew) ....Born: Oct. 1, 1978 ... Coach at Montgomery Bell Academy: Ricky Bowers.

HONORS - 2001 SEC Good Works Team, Verizon Academic All-District IV, Academic All-SEC; 2000 Academic All-SEC; 1999 Academic All-SEC; 1998 Academic All-SEC

2001 - Games/Started: 12/12 ... Team captain who was named the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year ? Also named to Verizon Academic All-District IV team ? Member of SEC Good Works Team ... Steady force in Vols' backfield ? Used primarily as a blocker from his fullback position ? Had seven carries for 18 yards ? Helped pave the way for Travis Stephens to establish a single-season rushing record ? Valuable receiving weapon in victory over Memphis ? Had three catches for a career-high 36 yards in victory over Tigers ? Had two receptions against Alabama ? Also had two receptions for 18 yards in SEC Championship game versus LSU ? Recorded one reception against LSU, Georgia and Kentucky.

2000 - Games/Started: 12/10...Academic All-SEC ... Fierce blocking fullback, he showed ability as a pass receiver, registering 14 catches for 108 yards...Recovered a fumble in opener against Southern Mississippi as member of punt coverage team...First-team fullback suffered a head injury that caused him to miss part of Florida game, but he returned to action and furnished his strong blocking skills to help Travis Henry compile 175 yards against the Gators...He was ready to resume starting role the following week against Louisiana-Monroe...Caught a pass for one yard against Georgia and had a tackle with the special teams...Caught two passes against South Carolina, including one for four yards on winning touchdown drive...Three catches in Memphis game included two that were instrumental in Vols' third-period field goal drive...He had a busy day against Kentucky, snaring four passes for 32 yards ...

1999 - Games/Started: 12/2 ... Academic All-SEC ... Logged plenty of service at fullback, despite limited ball-carrying chances ... Filled starting role against South Carolina and Arkansas ... Worked in tandem with Phillip Crosby to give Vols formidable pair of blockers at fullback...Had four carries for season, including one for 4 yards against Georgia ... Caught one pass, against Florida ...

1998 - Games/Started: 13/0 ... Academic All-SEC ... Served as second-team fullback behind Shawn Bryson ... Carried the ball seven times for 34 yards without a lost-yardage attempt ... Had a 14-yard run against South Carolina and an 11-yard jaunt against Kentucky ...

1997 - Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL - Captain and most valuable player of Montgomery Bell Academy team, he was defensive player of the year for Nashville in 1996 as a linebacker ... Class 5-A All-State and All-Midstate ... 1997 TSSAA Class AAA Athlete of the Year making all-state in football, wrestling and track ... Helped team to 32-7 record in three years ... A 1997 Tennessee state wrestling champion with a 21-0 record ... Finished second in shot put at state level ... Class president five straight years at MBA and won NFFHF Scholar Athlete Award ... Coach at Montgomery Bell Academy: Ricky Bowers.

RUSHING STATISTICS
Class/Year
NO
YDS
AVG
TD
LONG
Fr. 1998
7
34
4.9
0
14-SC
So. 1999
4
2
0.5
0
4-UG
Jr. 2000
2
2
1
0
1-Twice
Sr. 2001
7
17
2.4
0
5-Ark.
TOTALS
20
55
2.75
0
14-SC
RECEIVING STATISTICS
Class/Year
NO
YDS
AVG
TD
LONG
Fr. 1998
0
0
0.0
0
--
So. 1999
1
3
3.0
0
3-UF
Jr. 2000
14
108
7.7
1
16-LSU
Sr. 2001
10
85
8.5
0
19-Ky.
TOTALS
25
196
7.84
1
19-Ky.

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