Herman  Lathers

34Herman Lathers

RS Senior

Baton Rouge, La.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 230



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  • Named the SEC Community Service Player of the Week for Week 12 - Has been involved in the UT and Knoxville community through activities such as Feed the Homeless at the Knoxville Area Rescue Ministry, Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Club and visiting with area churches and hospitals
  • 2009 Freshman All-SEC Coaches and Sporting News
  • 2010 Academic All-SEC
  • 2009 Academic All-SEC
  • 2008 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

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  • Games/Starts: 11/8
  • Senior returned after missing all of 2011 with fractured ankle (June 2011)
  • Third on team with 66 tackles, playing in 11 games with eight starts at WILL linebacker
  • 5.0 TFLs, 2.0 sacks, two passes defended, interception
  • Two double-figure tackle games in 2012 and two in each season he has played for six in his career
  • Over three games, had 35 tackles (11.7 per game) from Oct. 13-27
  • Six tackles in each of last two games at Vanderbilt (11/17) and vs. Kentucky (11/24) in senior finale
  • Career-high 15 tackles including two TFLs and first-career interception at #17 South Carolina (10/27)
  • Fifth-career double-figure tackle game at Miss State
  • Eight tackles vs. #1 Alabama (10/20)
  • Tied career-high with 12 tackles at #19 Miss State (10/13) along with a break-up and a QB hurry
  • Six tackles including a huge 8-yard sack/TFL/forced fumble at #5 Georgia (9/29) to set up Vols scoring drive from UGA 8-yard line
  • Returned to action vs. #18 Florida (9/15) and racked up five tackles including 1.5 TFLs
  • Sat out Georgia State (9/8) with shoulder injury
  • Returned to action first game in two years vs. NC State (8/31), starting at WILL linebacker and made five tackles
  • Senior returned after missing all of 2011 with fractured ankle (June 2011)


  • Games/Starts: 0/0
  • Sidelined with fractured ankle suffered in early June
  • Games/Starts: 12/12
  • Started in all 12 games he played in, missing only the UAB game with an ankle injury
  • Among the Vols, ranked second in tackles with 75, fourth in sacks with 2.5 and sixth in tackles for loss with 4.5 (all are career highs)
  • Added three quarterback hurries
  • 14th in SEC contests with an average of 7.5 tackles per and tied for 19th overall in the league with 6.2 takedowns per game
  • Led UT three times in tackles, including season-best 10-tackle performances vs. Vanderbilt and LSU
  • Teamed with Gerald Williams for first career sack on LSU's final drive, also adding a TFL
  • Tallied a career-high two TFLs at South Carolina, including a sack towards the end of the third quarter to force a three-and-out
  • Posted first career pass breakup vs. Kentucky while adding eight tackles
  • In a five-tackle outing vs. Alabama, Lathers notched UT's only sack to force a third-and-long and was credited with a QB hurry on third down to hold the Tide to a field goal
  • Notched seven tackles vs. Florida, Georgia and North Carolina, leading UT against the Bulldogs
  • Registered six stops against both Oregon and Mississippi
  • Games/Starts: 13/5
  • Claimed starting role at middle linebacker for season's final five games and turned in Freshman All-SEC performance
  • Replaced injured Savion Frazier after Frazier had taken over for injured Nick Reveiz
  • Made most of his opportunity by compiling 43 of his season's 52 tackles in those five starts
  • Finished fifth on team in tackles with 52
  • Turned in standout late-season performances against Vanderbilt and in Chick-fil-A Bowl against Virginia Tech, registering 12 tackles in each contest
  • Also contributed 1½ tackles for loss against Hokies
  • Added seven-tackle performance at Mississippi and six-tackle effort at Kentucky
  • Redshirted
High School
  • Named All-State, All-Metro and All-District 5-5A as senior in 2007
  • Most Valuable Interior Player in U.S. Army Red Stick Bowl Game following senior season
  • Baton Rouge Advocate Second Dozen
  • PrepStar All-Region
  • Tallied 114 tackles with 18 tackles-for-loss and five sacks during senior year
  • Also had two interceptions
  • As junior at Istrouma High School, had 96 tackles and 14 sacks
  • Played two years at Istrouma in Baton Rouge before finishing at Scotlandville
  • Coach at Scotlandville High School - Richard Oliver
Career Highs
  • Tackles: 15 at South Carolina, 10/27/12
  • Tackles For Loss: 2 vs. S. Carolina, 10/30/10 & at S. Carolina, 10/27/12
  • Sacks: 1 four, last at South Carolina, 10/27/12
  • Forced Fumble: 1 at Georgia, 9/29/12
  • Interceptions:1 at South Carolina, 10/27/12

  • Full name: Herman Lathers
  • Born December 23, 1989 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Son of Janice Lathers and Herman Brown
  • Majoring in Sports Management


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