|MEACHEM'S PERSONAL FILE|
Full Name: Robert Emery Meachem
Born: Sept. 28, 1984
Coach at Booker T. Washington HS: Antwain Jimmerson
CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 37/15
2006 - Games/Starts: 13/13 ... Set a Tennessee season record with 1,298 receiving yards on 71 catches (second on UT's single-season list) and became the sixth Vols receiver to top the 2,000-yard career barrier ... Ended his three-year career ranking fourth all-time at UT in receiving yardage (2,140), fifth in receptions (125) and fifth in receiving touchdowns (17) ... Finished the season averaging 99.8 receiving yards a game which is third best in the country and best in the SEC ... Led team in receiving yards in every game but three ...Had five catches for a career-high 182 yards and two touchdowns in win over California ... 80-yard touchdown reception on the second play of the third quarter blew open the game against the Golden Bears ... 80-yard reception ended up being the second longest reception in the SEC this season ... Against Air Force had a career-high 8 catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns ... Had four catches for 47 yards against Florida ... Caught six passes for 76 yards versus Marshall ... Caught four passes for 157 yards and one touchdown at Memphis ... 84-yard reception in the third quarter for a touchdown was a career-long and the longest reception of the season by an SEC player ... Caught seven passes for 98 yards and one touchdown at Georgia ... 15-yard pass reception for a touchdown at the beginning of the fourth quarter gave UT the lead for good against the Bulldogs ... Had six catches for 87 yards against Alabama ... Caught five passes for 106 yards at South Carolina ... Caught five passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns versus LSU ... Had four catches for 65 yards and one touchdown at Arkansas ... Caught seven passes for 95 yards and one touchdown at Vanderbilt ... Caught six passes for 116 yards and one touchdown versus Kentucky, and finished the season with four catches for 33 yards against Penn State in the Outback Bowl.
2005 - Games/Starts: 11/2 ... Finished season as team leader in catches (29) and receiving yards (383) and also caught two TD passes ... Has led Vols in receiving yards each of his two seasons ... Hauled in two passes for 25 yards in win versus UAB ... Also returned one kickoff for 15 yards against Blazers ... Gained 29 yards on pair of catches at Florida ... Caught three passes for 44 yards at LSU and had two receptions for 19 yards against Mississippi ... His four catches for 49 yards versus Georgia included 24-yard TD catch (first TD of season) ... Totaled eight yards on two catches at Alabama ... Led the Vols with six catches for 44 yards against South Carolina ... Had team-high three catches for 46 yards at Notre Dame ... Caught two passes for 39 yards vs. Memphis ... No catches vs. Vanderbilt, breaking streak of 15 straight games with at least one reception ... Three catches at Kentucky, including 50-yard TD reception on Vols' first possession.
2004 - Games/Starts: 13/0 ... First-year Vol led squad in both receiving yards (459) and yards per catch (18.4) ... Added four touchdowns to tie for second on team ... Only Vols receiver with 100-yard game in 2004 ... First career reception was good for 35-yard TD in victory over UNLV ... Vols' leading receiver at Mississippi, gaining 82 yards on three impressive catches ... Four catches vs. Notre Dame for combined 67 yards ... Enjoyed best game of season vs. Kentucky, catching five passes for 145 yards and TD ... Caught 17-yard TD in SEC Championship Game and added three catches for 30 yards in Cotton Bowl.
2003 - Redshirted ... Preseason knee mishap led to August surgery.
HIGH SCHOOL - Parade and SuperPrep All-America ... Rated No. 2 wide receiver prospect in nation by SuperPrep ... Gatorade Player of the Year in Oklahoma ... Rated nation's No. 1 overall prospect in Oklahoma by Rivals.com ... All-State selection and also nominated for Jim Thorpe Award ... As senior, racked up 543 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns and rushed for 531 yards and eight touchdowns ... Guided team to 13-1 record and runner-up finish in state AAAAA championship ... Played point guard on two-time state basketball championship team.
*Meachem had seven career rushing attempts for 3 net yards (his career-long was a nine-yard rush vs. California in 2006).
*Meachem had three career kickoff returns for 57 yards (his career-long was a 26 yard return at Notre Dame in 2005).
*Meachem had one career punt return for 12 yards at South Carolina in 2006.