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      Joey Mathews
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sevierville

High School:
Sevier Co.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
QB

Experience:
2L

(Full name: Joseph Michael Mathews) .... Born: Sept. 26, 1979 ... Coach at Sevier County High School: Steve Brewer.

HONORS - 2001 Academic All-SEC; 2000 Academic All-SEC; 1999 Academic All-SEC

2001 - Games/Started: 2/0 ... Graduated in December with a degree in sociology ? Will forego his final year of eligibility to enter the law enforcement profession in his hometown ? Led a six-play, 59-yard scoring drive against Vanderbilt ? Connected on 1-of-2 passes against the Commodores ? Saw first action since 2000 Arkansas game against Memphis ? Connected on 2-of-4 pass attempts against the Tigers ? Valuable backup to starting quarterback and responsible for signaling in offensive plays.

2000 - Games/Started: 2/1... Academic All-SEC ... Starting opener at quarterback against Southern Mississippi, he completed nine of 15 passes for 50 yards with one interception in Vol victory...His five-yard pass to Cedrick Wilson in opening period staked Tennessee to 7-3 lead...Swelling around kneecap sent him to sidelines...Only other action came against Arkansas when he completed one of three passes for seven yards ...

1999 - Games/Started: 8/0 ... Academic All-SEC ... Served as backup to quarterback Tee Martin, playing in eight games ... Completed three of seven passes for 47 yards ... Rushed three times for 12 yards ... Completed his first career pass attempt for 10 yards in Georgia game ... Hit 21-yarder against South Carolina ... Most lengthy service came against Kentucky when he connected on one of four passes for 16 yards ... Also played against Florida, Auburn, Alabama, Notre Dame and Vanderbilt ...

1998 - Redshirted ...

HIGH SCHOOL - National Recruiting Advisor All-America ... All-State and All-Conference ... Team MVP ... As a senior he was named state Class 5A player of the year after passing for 2613 yards and 26 touchdowns while garnering a 61 percent completion ratio ... Team finished 11-3 in 1997 ... For career, he completed 330 of 610 passes for 4995 yards and 40 touchdowns ... Also had nine rushing touchdowns ... Named AP Offensive Player of the Year ... All-County Back of the Year ... In junior year he passed for 1953 yards and 12 touchdowns ... Coach at Sevier County High School: Steve Brewer.

PASSING STATISTICS
Class/Year
CMP
ATT
PCT.
INT
YDS
TD
LONG
Fr. 1999
3
7
42.9
1
47
0
21-SC
So. 2000
10
18
55.6
1
57
1
12-USM
Jr. 2001
3
6
50.0
0
11
0
7-VU
TOTALS
16
31
2
115
1
21-SC
RUSHING STATISTICS
Class/Year
NO
YDS
AVG
TD
LONG
Fr. 1999
3
12
4.0
0
9-SC
So. 2000
2
-7
-3.5
0
2-USM
Jr. 2001
3
4
1.3
0
3-VU
TOTALS
5
5
1.0
0
9-SC

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