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      Rico McCoy
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Washington, D.C.

High School:
St. John's College

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 220

Position:
Linebacker

Major:
Legal Studies

TENNESSEE TRIVIA - Vols first letterman from District of Columbia since Lon Herzbrun in 1955-57.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 51/40

2009 - Games/Starts: 13/13 ... Leader of Vols linebacking corp who provided consistency througout season ... Named to All-SEC Coaches second team for third consecutive year and Associated Press squad for second time in three seasons ... Led UT with 119 total tackles, including 72 unassisted ... Finished his career with two seasons of more than 100 total stops ... Ranked third among SEC leaders with 9.2 tackles per game ... Tied Dale Jones (1983-86) for eighth on Vols all-time tackle list with 350 ... Tied for second all-time with five other Vols for most fumbles caused in season with five ... Tied UT career record set by Jonathan Hefney (2004-07) for most games played by position player with 51 ... Five games with more than 10 tackles on season ... Finished regular season strong, with 15 tackles against Vanderbilt and 13 at Kentucky ... Also broke up five passes during 2009 ... Forced two fumbles against South Carolina that led to two Tennessee touchdowns ... Finished third at Tennessee in career tackle assists with 163 ... Started last 40 games in which he appeared.

2008 - Games/Starts: 12/12 ... Tied for ninth among 2008 SEC leaders with 87 tackles ... Led Vols in tackles six games last season, including last five consecutive ... Best outing was 13- tackle effort against Alabama that was just one shy of personal best ... Also had double-figure totals against Florida (10), Wyoming (10) and Vanderbilt (11) ... Now owns seven games with at least 10 tackles ... Tallied nine tackles versus South Carolina and eight against Northern Illinois ... Added 3 1/2 tackles for loss and three passes defensed ... Already has 231 tackles for his career after finishing sixth (106) in SEC as sophomore.

2007 - Games/Starts: 13/13 ... Second team All-SEC selection by Coaches and Associated Press ... Led or tied for team lead in tackles in six of 13 games this season ... Second on team and sixth among SEC leaders with 106 tackles ... Finished with five tackles against California ... Led the team and tied his career-high for tackles with nine against Southern Mississippi ... Also had first interception of his career against Golden Eagles ... Tied for team lead with seven tackles at Florida ... Finished with one tackle, one PBU against Arkansas State ... Set then career-high with 11 tackles vs. Georgia ... Led team with nine tackles, one TFL at Mississippi State ... Had first career sack and finished with eight tackles at Alabama ... Led team and set career-high with 14 tackles and one TFL against South Carolina ...Tied for team-lead with eight tackles against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Logged six tackles against Arkansas ... Had 11 tackles against Vanderbilt ... Added nine tackles and a PBU at Kentucky ... Finished with eight tackles, a forced fumble and TFL in SEC Championship Game.

2006 - Games/Starts: 13/2 ... Named to Coaches Freshman All-SEC team and third-team Freshman All-America by CollegeFootballNews.com after finishing with 38 tackles ... Saw first action collegiately in win over California, garnering two tackles ... Had two tackles against both Air Force and Marshall ... Set then career high with three tackles at Memphis ... One tackle apiece against Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina ... Had two tackles against LSU ... Recorded two tackles against Arkansas ... Led team with eight tackles at Vanderbilt ... Included were three TFLs for five yards against Commodores ... In first career start, led team in tackles for second consecutive game with career-high nine to go with one PBU versus Kentucky ... Forced first career fumble against Wildcats ... Tied Ben Greene for team honors with seven special teams tackles ... Drew another start in Outback Bowl and had two tackles.

2005 - Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL - Riddell All-America first team and USA Today second team All-USA ... Captained East Squad at U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Two-time All-Metropolitan and 2004 Gatorade Player of the Year for District of Columbia ... Tallied 118 tackles, eight tackles for loss, seven sacks, three forced fumbles and two interceptions while adding eight rushing touchdowns as senior ... Had 16 tackles and two rushing TDs to spark win over rival Gonzaga College High ... As junior, finished with 120 tackles and five sacks ... Three-year starter, playing tailback as sophomore and linebacker final two seasons.

COACH AT ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL - Joe Patterson.

BORN - Nov. 6, 1987.

SUPERLATIVES
• 2008 All-SEC Coaches (2nd)
• 2007 All-SEC Coaches (2nd) and Associated Press (2nd)
• 2006 Freshman All-America Collegefootballnews.com (3rd)
• 2006 Freshman All-SEC Coaches

RICO McCOY CAREER STATISTICS
DEFENSE SACKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH
YEARG UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE
2006 13 29 9 38 0/0 3/5 1 0 1 0/0 9-Ky
2007 13 48 58 106 1/1 4.5/15 1 0 5 1/0 14-SC
2008 12 38 49 87 1/1 3.5/8 0 0 3 0/0 13-Ala

Totals 38 115 116 231 2/2 11/28 2 0 9 1/0 14-SC
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