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      Shannon Benton
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Babson Park, Fla.

High School:
Frostproof

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 185

Position:
DB

Experience:
Sq.

Full name: Shannon Tamel Benton ... Tennessee's veteran defensive secondary will get a push from this touted recruit ... Shannon enters fall practice listed fourth on the depth chart at strong safety ... Used redshirt season in 2001 to build strength and acclimate himself to the Tennessee defensive scheme ... Has a nose for the ball and not afraid to take chances while trying for the big play ... Cousin of record-breaking former UT tailback Travis Henry ... Born: April 18, 1983.

2002-
Games/Started 2/0 ... Saw action versus Wyoming and Miami.

2001 -
Redshirted ...

HIGH SCHOOL - All-state cornerback who also saw time at running back, receiver and returning kicks ... During his senior season, made 40 tackles and had four interceptions, while rushing for six touchdowns as a running back ... Returned one punt for a TD ... Earned all-state honors ... District 12 FACA Defensive Player of the Year ... A four-year defensive starter, played a key role in leading Frostproof to the 1999 state title, with 75 tackles and three interceptions ... Also a standout baseball player who batted .421 and stole 20 bases his junior season ... Coach at Frostproof High School: Bill Pierstorff.

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