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      Chuck Prugh
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Maryville

Last College:
Carson Newman

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 310

Position:
C

Experience:
Sq.

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Full Name: Charles Cain Prugh ... Applied for and granted extension of five-year clock by NCAA Student-Athlete Reinstatement Staff in February ... Ruling came in response to unusual medical circumstances he suffered during 2003 season in missing final 10 games of year ... NCAA categorized his situation under "circumstances of extraordinary or extreme hardship" ... Held No. 2 slot at center before his illness and attempting to regain strength and stamina heading into this season ... Risen through ranks to be in line for varsity service and was headed that direction last season prior to illness ... Puts Vols in enviable position of having multiple snappers available at key center position ... Size alone makes him intriguing prospect ... Came to Vols after freshman season at Carson-Newman College ... Born: Feb. 20, 1981.

CAREER
- Games/Started: 7/0 ...

2003
- Games/Started: 2/0 ... Played in Fresno State and Florida games ... Entered game at center against Florida and helped lead Vols offense on long touchdown drive ... On day of South Carolina game, was hospitalized in intensive care unit with serious illness ... His condition was on minds of Tennessee family during UT-Auburn game as Vols wore stickers bearing his No. 67 on backs of team helmets ... Discharged from hospital Oct. 26, nearly one month after admission, and missed final 10 games of season ... Was awarded scholarship status entering fall semester ...

2002
- Games/Started: 4/0 ... Played in four games ... Appeared against Wyoming, Vanderbilt, Kentucky and in Peach Bowl against Maryland ...

2001
- Games/Started: 1/0 ... Played in fourth quarter of Memphis game ...

2000
- Sat out as transfer from Carson-Newman ...

1999 - Played sparingly at offensive guard on Carson-Newman team that made NCAA Division II championship game ...

HIGH SCHOOL
- Played on Class 4A state championship team as senior and on 4A runner-up squad as junior ... Team went 28-2 in junior and senior seasons ... Played left tackle on offense and right tackle on defense ... Had 205 career tackles, with 60 in each of his junior and senior seasons ... Earned All-State honors in 1997 and 1998 ... Finalist for Mr. Football in 1998 ... Had toss of 52 feet in shot put and 140 feet in discus ... Batted .325 in baseball ... Recorded 2-0 mark as pitcher ... Coach at Maryville High School: Tim Hammontree.

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