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      Joseph Ayres
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Knoxville, Tenn.

High School:
Chattanooga McCallie

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 254

Position:
TE

Experience:
2L

Graduated:
2013

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2013 - R-SENIOR
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  • 2013 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 2/0
  • Suffered a season-ending torn ACL prior to Oregon game
  • Local product, moved to tight end in preseason camp in 2012 after playing on the defensive line
  • Played in two games as a reserve tight end in 2013
  • Game debut as a tight end in 2013 season opener vs. Austin Peay (8/31)

2012 - R-JUNIOR
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  • Games/Starts: 0/0
  • Moved to tight end in preseason camp, but did not appear in any games

2011 - R-SOPHOMORE
  • Made a tackle against #14 South Carolina (10/29)
  • Played opener vs. Montana (9/3), had season-high three tackles

2010 - R-FRESHMAN
  • Games/Starts: 12/1
  • Played in 12 games, including his first career start at Georgia
  • Totaled 13 tackles in first season seeing action for UT
  • Registered a career-best four tackles at Memphis, all in the fourth quarter, including a tackle-for-loss to set the Tigers back two yards

  • Recorded three stops against Kentucky, including first career sack in the fourth quarter to set the Wildcats back eight yards and help UT force a three-and-out
  • First career TFL came versus Alabama in a two-tackle effort
  • Also recorded a tackle in four other games
2009 - FRESHMAN
  • Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL
  • Played junior and senior years at Chattanooga's McCallie School
  • Defensive end on team that advanced to 2008 Div. II-AA state quarterfinals
  • Also played basketball, soccer and threw discus for track and field squad
  • Played as defender on soccer team that advanced to Div. II-AA state semifinals both years
  • Began playing varsity football as eighth-grader at Knoxville Webb and played three seasons

  • Spent time at defensive end, tackle and as punter on special teams
  • Webb won 2006 Div. II-AA state championship his sophomore year and was runner-up in 2005
  • Also basketball team member.
  • Coach at McCallie School - Rick Whitt
PERSONAL
  • Full Name: Joseph Knight Ayres
  • Born September 17, 1990
  • Son of Joe and Carole Ayres
  • Majoring in Finance
CAREER HIGHS
  • Tackles 4 vs. Memphis, 11/6/10
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