James  Wilhoit

25James Wilhoit



High School:

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 195





Full Name: James Howell Wilhoit II

Born: June 30, 1983 Coach at Hendersonville High School: Bruce Hatfield


    • 2005 Academic All-SEC
    • SEC Special Teams Player of the Week (Sept. 18, 2004)
    • 2004 Academic All-SEC
    • 2003 Freshman All-America Scripps Howard/FWAA and The Sporting News (2nd)
    • 2003 Freshman All-SEC Coaches and Knoxville News Sentinel
    • SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll


2005 - Games/Starts: 11/11 ... Ended season with eight straight field goals made and 11 of his last 12 ... Season field-goal percentage of 73.7 (14-of-19) was career best ... Made all 21 extra-point tries for 63 total points ... Active SEC scoring leader with 229 points ... Converted 46-yard field goal during win over UAB ... Had lone FG attempt at Florida blocked ... Only FG attempt at LSU was clutch 28-yarder that tied score at 24-24 and forced overtime ... Also made tackle on kickoff coverage versus Tigers ... Was 2-for-4 on FG attempts against Mississippi, making kicks from 25 and 23 yards ... Nailed lone attempt at Alabama, connecting from 32 yards ... Made two of three FG tries versus South Carolina, connecting from 38 and 43 yards ... Made both FG attempts at Notre Dame and also 2-for-2 against Memphis ... Made lone FG attempt versus Vanderbilt, connecting from 29-yards out ... Made FGs of 31 and 40 yards in season-finale at Kentucky ... Earned second Academic All-SEC honor in as many years.

2004 - Games/Starts: 13/13 ... Led Vols in scoring with 74 points ... Made six of final eight field goal attempts ... Only 10-of-17 on season, but three FG misses were in one game (2-of-5 vs. Georgia) ... Made 6-of-7 attempts inside 40 yards with the only failure a blocked attempt vs. Kentucky ... Finished season 44-of-45 on extra points ... Missed what would have been game-tying PAT late in Florida game (first career miss), but redeemed himself 90 seconds later by connecting on 50-yard FG with :06 remaining to give Tennesssee 30-28 win ... Tied career long with 51-yarder at Georgia ... Better than 43 percent of kickoffs resulted in touchbacks (31 of 72).

2003 - Games/Starts: 13/13 ... First team Freshman All-America by Scripps Howard/FWAA after leading Vols with 92 points ... Also earned second team honors from The Sporting News ... Consensus Freshman All-SEC kicker ... Connected on 17-of-24 field goal attempts (including 12 of his last 14) and all 41 extra points ... Also boomed 29 touchbacks on kickoffs ... Ranked second nationally among freshmen and 27th overall in field goals per game with 1.31 ... Assigned kickoff duties in second half against Marshall and held position rest of season ... Connected on a career-long 51-yard field goal against Florida ... Perfect 3-for-3 on field goal attempts vs. Alabama.

2002 - Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL - First-team All-America from Parade, PrepStar, SuperPrep, Student Sports and Borderwars.com ... Rated No. 1 kicker by Rivals.com, Borderwars.com and PrepStar ... All-State honors as senior and junior and played in 2002 Tennessee-Georgia All-Star Game ... Set state field goal records for season (21) and career (32) ... As senior, connected on 21-of-35 field goals, with long of 58, and 78 percent touchback percentage ... Added 43.2-yard punt average ... Made 18-of-20 field goal attempts inside 45 yards as senior ... Thirteen of his missed field goals were from 50 yards or more ... Set state title game punting average record of 49 yards ... Connected on 11-of-21 field goals as junior, with long of 53, and placed 81 percent of kickoffs through end zone ... Added 42.3-yard punting average ... Member of All-State Chorus.




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