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      Jeff Cottam
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Germantown, Tenn.

High School:
Germantown

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 260

Position:
TE

Major:
Enterprise Management

COTTAM TENNESSEE TRIVIA - Caught first career touchdown pass in Vols' 2007 four-overtime victory at Kentucky ... Brother of Brad Cottam, former Vol and current Kansas City Chiefs tight end.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 48/9

2009 - Games/Starts: 13/1 ... Battled back from injury-plagued 2008 season to see action in all 13 games ... Caught three passes for 41 yards ... Had 16-yard touchdown reception against Mississippi for second career score.

2008 - Games/Starts: 8/2 ... Missed first four games recovering from broken leg suffered during spring practice ... Made starts against Alabama and Kentucky.

2007 - Games/Starts: 14/6 ... Made first career start at California and started six games during season ... Caught first career pass in opening quarter against Southern Mississippi ... Caught first career touchdown pass, a 2-yard reception, in third quarter at Kentucky.

2006 - Games/Starts: 13/0 ... Special teams and short-yardage contributor who appeared in every game ... Named to Tennessee's Thornton Center 40-Plus Club after completing at least 40 credit hours during the academic year.

2005 - Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL - 2004 All-State and Mr. Football in Class 5A by Associated Press and Tennessee sportswriters ... Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year ... Orlando Sentinel All-Southern Team and Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 ... Lawrenceburg QB Club West Tennessee Player of the Year ... Team captain and MVP during senior year, finishing with 80 tackles and seven sacks at defensive end ... Also had more than 200 yards receiving as tight end ... During junior season, helped squad to Class 5A state title while catching 14 passes for 160 yards and four TDs ... Team finished 14-1 ... Had three sacks in championship game victory over Murfreesboro Riverdale ... Squad returned to state semifinals in 2004.

COACH AT GERMANTOWN HIGH SCHOOL - Charlie White.

BORN - Dec. 26, 1986.

SUPERLATIVES
• 2008 Academic All-SEC
• 2007 Academic All-SEC
• 2006 Academic All-SEC
• 2005 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

JEFF COTTAM CAREER STATISTICS
RECEIVING AVG AVG HIGH
YEAR G RECYDSRECGMTDLONGYDS
2006 13 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 -- --
2007 14 4 19 4.8 1.4 1 13-ASU 13-ASU
2008 8 0 0 -- -- 0 -- --

Totals 35 4 19 4.8 0.7 1 13-ASU 13-ASU
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