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      Dennis Rogan
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Fulton

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 178

Position:
DB

Major:
Psychology

TENNESSEE TRIVIA - Broke Willie Gault's 28-year-old UT record with 698 kickoff return yards, while tying Gault's mark of 28 kick return attempts.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 25/12

2008 - Games/Starts: 12/12 ... Second in SEC last season with 24.9-yard kickoff return average ... Led Vols with 798 all-purpose yards, including 38 on first career interception return at Auburn ... Started all 12 games in 2008 -- 10 at cornerback, two at free safety ... Career-high nine tackles at Georgia ... Also had eight tackles against Wyoming, and six versus both Florida and Vanderbilt ... Six tackles on special teams to tie for fourth on squad ... Contributed 19-yard tackle for loss -- UT's longest of season -- against Northern Illinois ... Second on team with five pass breakups, including two each against Mississippi State and Alabama ... Career Totals: 72 total hits (46 tackles, 26 assists), 2 TFLs, 7 passes defensed, 1 interception, 30 punt returns for 227 yards (7.6 avg.), 42 kickoff returns for 1,081 yards (25.7 avg.).

2007 - Games/Starts: 13/0 ... Leading SEC freshman and fifth overall among 2007 league punt return specialists with 9.7-yard average ... In addition to punt return success, also averaged 29.5 yards per kickoff return but just missed minimum number to qualify for statistical rankings ... Helped Vols to largest fourth-quarter rally in Neyland Stadium history by returning punt 45 yards to set up winning field goal against Vanderbilt ... Finished that game with 72 yards on three punt returns ... Also returned three kickoffs for 74 yards with long of 41 yards against Commodores ... Named the SEC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts ... First collegiate kickoff return went for season-long 31 yards at Florida ... Made first big splash Sept. 27 in junior varsity action against Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy ... Two punt returns that night for 36-yard average, three kickoff returns for 34.7-yard average and intercepted pass for 15 return yards ... Single kickoff returns against Mississippi State, Alabama, South Carolina and Louisiana-Lafayette, averaging 25.5 per try ... Saw first extensive time on defense against Louisiana-Lafayette, finishing with career-high six tackles ... Had UT's longest kick return (78) against Arkansas on lone attempt of game ... Also returned four punts for 32 yards and had three tackles against Razorbacks ... Returned three punts for 24 yards, two kickoffs for 48 yards and had three tackles, including his first career TFL, at Kentucky ... Had two kickoff returns for 25-yard average in Outback Bowl.

HIGH SCHOOL - PrepStar All-America ... First-team Tennessee sportswriters and coaches' association All-State as senior in 2006 ... Member of The Tennessean's 2006 Dream Team ... Knoxville News Sentinel PrepXtra's Offensive Player of the Year ... 2006 state championship game Offensive MVP ... Back-to-back 200-yard rushing games to end his high school career, gaining 255 (406 all-purpose yards) versus Pearl-Cohn in state semifinals and 208 in state title win over David Lipscomb ... Scored 572 points in four-year career ... As senior, ran for 2,876 yards and 44 touchdowns ... As junior, rushed for 2,261 yards and 39 touchdowns ... Also caught 12 passes junior season for 211 yards and two touchdowns while adding 31 tackles on de-fense ... As sophomore, rushed for 382 yards and seven touchdowns on 69 carries ... Contributed to three Class 3A state championships (2003, 2004, 2006) and earned two Mr. Football finalist awards ... Set school career rushing (5,261) and touchdown (81) records ... Also set state season scoring (296) mark in 2006 and his 2005 total (220) was top-10 as well ... Ranked second all-time in state with 19 consecutive 100-yard rushing games from 2005-06 ... Three-year starter ... Scored on 75-yard touchdown run against Gibbs in first varsity game as freshman in 2003 ... Sophomore starter for basketball team and participated in 100M and relays for track and field.

COACH AT FULTON HIGH SCHOOL - Buck Coatney.

BORN - Dec. 27, 1988.

SUPERLATIVES
• 2007 SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 17)

DENNIS ROGAN CAREER STATISTICS
DEFENSE SACKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH
YEARG UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE
2007 13 14 5 19 0/0 1/2 0 0 1 0/0 6-ULL
2008 12 32 21 53 0/0 1/19 0 2/0 6 1/38 9-Ga

Totals 25 46 26 72 0/0 2/21 0 2/0 7 1/38 9-Ga
PUNT RETURNS AVG AVG HIGH
YEAR G NOYDSNOGMTDLONGYDS
2007 13 17 165 9.7 12.7 0 45-Van 72-Van
2008 12 13 62 4.8 5.2 0 10-UCLA 31-SC

Totals 25 30 227 7.6 9.1 0 45-Van 72-Van
KICKOFF RETURNS AVG AVG HIGH
YEAR G NOYDSNOGMTDLONGYDS
2007 13 13 383 29.5 29.5 0 78-Ark 78-Ark
2008 12 28 698 24.9 58.2 0 43-Fla 165-Fla

Totals 25 42 1,081 25.7 43.2 0 78-Ark 165-Fla
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