Brian Christopher Word ... In final season, Word has earned a spot on the varsity
and will work to make the most of his opportunity, even if only on special teams
... Tough competitor who coaching staff recog- nizes is undaunted by the bigger
names ahead of him on depth chart ... Born: March 13, 1980.
HONORS - 2001 Academic All-SEC
2001 - Games/Started: 2/0 ... Played in third quarter of Memphis game and fourth quarter of Vanderbilt game ... Had tackle against Memphis ...
2000 - Games/Started: 0/0 ... Squad member ...
1999 - Redshirted ...
1998 - Enrolled at Lee University in Cleveland ...
HIGH SCHOOL -
Led team in tackles with 103 and was co-captain as a senior ... Had seven fumble
recoveries as senior and four as junior ... Tri-State Offensive Team first squad
and AIl-Tri-State Defensive Team honorable mention as a senior ... Won Scout
Team Award as junior ... Won Offensive Lineman Award as freshman ... Coach at
Cleveland High School: Leon Brown.