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 ...
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.