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      Teddy Gaines
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kingsport

High School:
Dobyns-Bennett

Height / Weight:
6- / 175

Position:
DB

Experience:
3L

(Full name: Wilford Teddy Gaines) ... Born: Sept. 12, 1979 ... Coach Dobyns-Bennett High School: Graham Clark.

2001 - Games/Started: 12/6 ... Turned in season best game against Florida when he logged seven tackles ... Had six tackle day against Vanderbilt ... Broke up three passes in regular season matchup with LSU ... Finished the season with seven passes broken up ... Also had two tackles for a loss during the season ... Saw action on special teams as well.

2000 - Games/Started: 12/12...For the season he had 30 primary tackles, five assists, one interception and a fumble recovery...Ranked second on team with eight PBUs...Starter in every game at right cornerback and a valued member of kick coverage teams, he broke in with first team by chalking up three tackles, one assist and pass broken up against Southern Mississippi... Tallied eight tackles and two assists against Florida...His first career interception came against Alabama late in first half at midfield...Recovered a fumble and registered two tackles and an assist against Memphis..Had five tackles and broke up a pass against Kentucky ...

1999 - Games/Started: 12/0 ... Played in every game as a reserve defensive back and special teams operative ... Garnered 16 tackles, including three for special teams ... Against Vanderbilt he registered five tackles and broke up a pass ... Another big game for him was Auburn: four tackles, tackle for loss, pass broken up ...

1998 - Games/Started: 12/0 ... As a true freshman, he saw most of his action on special teams ... Also filled in as reserve cornerback ... Made a tackle in the Kentucky game ... TRACK - Participated with the Vols during the 1999 indoor season, running sprints and relay events ...

HIGH SCHOOL - ... Started for three years, playing defensive back, for which he was named All-State ... Also logged service as receiver ... Two-time All-Big East selection ... Selected for Tennessee-Kentucky all-star game ... Picked off five passes over three-year period ... Blocked three field goals and a punt as a senior ... As senior led team to 11-2 record semifinal berth in state playoffs ... Caught 42 passes for 888 yards and 12 touchdowns in senior season, yardage and touchdowns ranking as school records ... As a junior he caught 32 passes for 588 yards, blocked four punts and two field goals ... Participated in track as a sprinter ... Coach at Dobyns-Bennett High School: Graham Clark.

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
TOT
FUM
FUM
QB
Class/Year
UT
AT
HITS
REC
CAU
SKS
PBU
INT
Fr. 1998
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
So. 1999
10
6
16
0
0
0
3
0
Jr. 2000
30
5
35
1
0
0
8
1
Sr. 2001
26
3
29
0
0
0
7
0
TOTALS
67
14
71
1
0
0
18
1

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