|POE'S PERSONAL FILE|
Full Name: Jonathan Len Poe
Born: Oct. 31, 1982
Coach at Covington High School: Jeff McFerian
Coach at Coffeyville Community College: Jeff Leiker
TENNESSEE TRIVIA - One of key plays of 2004 victory over Georgia was his tackle for no gain on third-quarter fake punt attempt by Bulldogs.
CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 26/0
2004 - Games/Starts: 13/0 ... Recorded two tackles against UNLV ... Saw role increase after incumbent starting middle linebacker Kevin Simon went down with season-ending knee injury in Florida game ... Came off bench to make career-best seven total tackles vs. Gators ... Totaled four stops against Louisiana Tech ... Posted two tackles vs. Auburn and made three stops at Georgia ... Made four stops at Mississippi and two the next week vs. Alabama.
2003 - Games/Starts: 13/0 ... Tallied four special teams tackles ... Recorded tackles against Fresno State, South Carolina and Georgia ... Had two solo stops vs. Mississippi State ... Made four tackles in home finale against Vanderbilt for season high ... Added solo tackle at Kentucky ... Played majority of Peach Bowl game after early first-quarter injury to Robert Peace ... Both tackles vs. Clemson were for lost yardage.
JUNIOR COLLEGE - Graduated from junior college and enrolled at UT in January 2003 ... Earned second-team All-Jayhawk Conference honors and was All-Region VII choice at linebacker after making 69 tackles for 9-3 team ... Coffeyville placed second in KJCCC and defeated Rochester (Minn.) in Dalton Defenders Bowl, the school's second consecutive bowl victory ... Redshirted freshman year at Coffeyville.
HIGH SCHOOL - Despite not playing his senior season, named Knoxville News Sentinel's No. 12 player on its Top 25 list ... Sat out senior season while rehabilitating knee injury suffered in preseason practice ... Three-year starter at linebacker and fullback ... Had outstanding junior season, recording 75 tackles for 12-2 squad that reached state semifinals ... Received All-Metro honors from 1997-99.