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      Cedric Houston
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clarendon, Ark.

High School:
Clarendon

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 220

Position:
Tailback

Experience:
3L

Career Game-By-Game Statistics

Full name: Cedric Leonard Houston ... Tennessee's leading rusher last two seasons ... First Vol since Jay Graham in 1995-96 to lead UT in rushing over consecutive seasons ... Curt Watson (1969-71) was last to accomplish the feat three straight years ... Earned second team All-SEC honors in 2003 from league coaches ... Stands 20th on UT career rushing chart with 1,629 yards after passing Johnny Majors in 2004 Peach Bowl ... Needs 371 yards to become 11th Volunteer running back to reach 2,000-yard mark ... Has outside shot with big season to challenge top rushing leaders in UT history ... Opened last year with 321 yards in season's first two games, most by Vol running back since Johnnie Jones carried for 400 to begin 1984 season ... Closed regular season with 87-yard effort on cold afternoon at Kentucky ... Coaching staff has noticed improved work on pass protections but still wants him to break more open-field tackles ... Coach Taylor's evaluation: "I'm proud of Cedric's leadership and the way he practices hard every day. He brings experience and toughness to the backfield." ... Born: June 28, 1982.

HONORS
- 2003 All-SEC Coaches (2nd) CAREER - Games/Started: 37/18 ...

2003 -
Games/Started: 12/10 ... Entered the season with a firm grasp on the Vols' starting tailback slot and led all rushers with 720 yards on 143 carries during the regular season ... Gained 161 yards on 19 carries in the Vols' season opener against Fresno State ... Busted loose for a 50-yard scamper one-week later against Marshall (the longest Vol rush of the regular season), a game in which he finished with 160 yards on 26 carries ... Also caught two passes for 31 yards in the win over the Thundering Herd ... Scored his first touchdown of the season during an 86-yard performance against South Carolina ... Led Tennessee's rushing attack against Alabama, totaling 83 yards on 16 carries ... Was forced to leave the game against the Crimson Tide after injuring his ankle on the first play of overtime ... Sat out the Duke contest ... Returned for the Miami game and gained 45 yards on nine carries, helping Tennessee post a 10-6 victory in the Orange Bowl ... Ran the ball three times and made a jolting solo special teams tackle vs. Mississippi State before being forced to leave the game with a mild concussion ... Ran particularly hard against Kentucky, gaining 87 yards on 12 carries and finding the end zone on a determined 10-yard dash late in the fourth quarter ... Also made four special-teams tackles on Vol coverage units.

2002 - Games/Started: 12/8 ... Turned in a stellar season from his tailback position ... Led the Vols with 745 rushing yards despite being slowed by thumb injury midseason ... Injury eventually led to surgery and caused him to miss one game ... Topped the 100-mark five times including four consecutive games ... Became the first back since Travis Henry in 2000 to rush for more than 100 yards in four consectutive games ... Started the season with 106 yards against Wyoming ... Broke free for a 46-yard scoring run against the Cowboys ... Showed full recovery from injury with 108 yards on 30 carries versus South Carolina ... Carried the load on Tennessee's final scoring drive of the game as he carried the ball on 11 of Tennessee's 17 plays ... Converted two short yardage third down conversions on the drive ... Posted career highs for yards and carries against Mississippi State ... Rushed 32 times for 149 yards ... Scored on runs of 34 and 10 yards against the Bulldogs ... Followed up with 140 yards on 25 carries versus Vanderbilt ... Carried the ball on five of the Vols' first six plays to move the ball down to the Vanderbilt 2-yard line setting up the Vols' first touchdown ... Also had a 3-yard touchdown run against Vanderbilt ... Had an 18-yard reception against Kentucky which moved the ball down to the Wildcat 12-yard line ... Tennessee eventually scored on the drive ... Also topped the 100-yard mark with 111 yards against Miami including a career long 74-yard run.

2001 - Games/Started: 13/0 ... Finished the season as the Vols' second-leading rusher ... Showed his explosiveness with five carries for 54 yards against Vanderbilt ... Scored first career touchdown against Commodores on a 20-yard blast through the middle of the Vanderbilt defense ... Set up his touchdown run by reeling off runs of seven and 16 yards on the previous two plays to move the ball to the Vanderbilt 20-yard line ... Racked up 36 yards on six carries with a long of 20 versus Memphis ... Displayed versatility by making seven tackles on special teams units ...

HIGH SCHOOL - One of 10 running backs named to the Parade All-America team ... Named SuperPrep All-America ... Rushed for 1,724 yards and 35 touchdowns on 167 rushes, an average of more than 10 yards per carry as a senior ... Set state record with 97 career touchdowns ... Clocked under 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... Set sophomore state rushing record with 2,445 yards and 32 TDs ... Added 1,896 yards on 202 carries as a junior ... Had impressive showing in the National High School All-Star Game in Dallas, rushing for 79 yards on 19 carries ... Played basketball, averaging more than 25 points per game ... Also on the baseball and track squads ... Coach at Clarendon High School: Bobby Hart.

RUSHING STATISTICS
Class/Year
NO
YDS
AVG
TD
LONG
Fr. 2001
18
106
5.9
1
20-VU
So. 2002
153
779
5.1
6
74-Miami
Jr. 2003
149
744
5.0
2
50-Mar
TOTALS
320
1629
5.1
9
74-Miami
RECEIVING STATISTICS
Class/Year
NO
YDS
AVG
TD
LONG
So. 2002
9
55
6.1
0
18-UK
Jr. 2003
14
134
9.6
0
18-Mar
TOTALS
23
189
8.2
0
18-2x


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