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      Antonio Gaines
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Covington, Tenn.

High School:
Covington

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 185

Position:
DB

CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 32/2

2008 - Games/Starts: 6/0 ... Participated in six games, posting three tackles ... Notched two stops at UCLA and one vs. Wyoming.

2007 - Games/Starts: 2/2 ... Played as fifth-year senior before suffering season-ending knee injury in second game ... Started first two games before tearing anterior cruciate ligament ... In first collegiate start, finished with career-high six tackles at California ... Recorded one tackle before leaving Southern Miss game with knee injury ... Also missed freshman season of 2003 with injury...Named to Tennessee's Thornton Center 40-Plus Club after completing at least 40 credit hours during the academic year.

2006 - Games/Starts: 12/0...Recorded two tackles in season-opening win over California...Saw role increase because of team injuries...Had PBU against Marshall... Turned in career-high three tackles against Alabama... Contributed two tackles in season finale versus Kentucky.

2005 - Games/Starts: 6/0 ... Appeared in games against UAB, Florida, LSU, Alabama, Vanderbilt and Kentucky ... Had one tackle at Alabama.

2004 - Games/Starts: 6/0 ... Contributed one tackle each against UNLV and Texas A&M ... Appeared in final five games of 2004 and saw action in six contests overall.

2003 - Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL - Rushed for 230 yards on 28 carries with four touchdowns before tearing his anterior cruciate ligament during second game of senior season ... Despite injury, Covington finished with 11-1 record and made quarterfinals of state playoffs ... Three-year starter at running back and also played defensive back ... Rushed for 350 yards and four TDs in game against Ripley ... All-Metro Memphis and All-Region during junior season ... As junior, rushed for more than 1,300 yards and scored 21 touchdowns.

COACH AT COVINGTON HIGH SCHOOL - Jake Linville.

BORN - Nov. 25, 1984.

DEFENSE SACKS/ TFL/ INT/ HIGH
YEAR G UT AT TT YDS YDS FF FR PD YDS TKLE
2004 6 2 0 2 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0 1-2x
2005 6 1 0 1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0 1-Ala
2006 12 4 3 7 0/0 0/0 0 0 1 0/0 3-Ala
2007 2 4 3 7 0/0 0/0 0 0 0 0/0 6-Cal
Totals 26 11 6 17 0/0 0/0 0 0 1 0/0 6-Cal
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