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      Vladimir Richard
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sunrise, Fla.

High School:
Piper

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 300

Position:
OG

Major:
Legal Studies

TENNESSEE TRIVIA - Participated in the 2007 NCAA National Student-Athlete Leadership Conference in Orlando, Fla.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 36/9

2009 - Games/Starts: 9/3 ... Saw action in nine games, with starts in first three games against Western Kentucky, UCLA and at Florida ... Still a force on offensive line, but battled injuries throughout year that caused him to miss four games during midseason.

2008 - Games/Starts: 11/6 ... Started final six games of the season at left guard ... Appeared in every game except for Northern Illinois contest ... Vols saved their best offensive line work for last in 2008, rushing 51 times for 222 yards at Vandy and another 53 times for 210 yards against Kentucky in pair of wins ... Named to VOLScholar Honor Roll.

2007 - Games/Starts: 13/0 ... Appeared in 13 straight games after the opener at California ... Earned his spot in offensive line rotation as outstanding run blocker ... Vols led country with only four sacks allowed (Rutgers next with 10) ... Starting quarterback Erik Ainge was sacked just three times in 519 pass attempts, setting major college record for minimum 300 attempts ... Team's combined 534 pass attempts meant opponents sacked UT quarterbacks once every 133.5 attempts ... Helped Tennessee offense produce a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver ... Made switch from defensive line after 2005 redshirt season.

2006 - Games/Starts: 3/0 ... Played on the offensive line in games against Air Force, Marshall and Memphis.

2005 - Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL - First-team All-Broward County Defense by Miami Herald ... In 2004, finished with 48 solo tackles, eight sacks, eight tackles for loss and three fumble recoveries ... Had 12 tackles in senior game against Boyd-Anderson and finished with nine stops against Plantation despite playing only three quarters ... As junior, tallied more than 100 total tackles and three sacks ... Three-year starter on defensive line ... Also played basketball and competed in track and field ... Made principal's honor roll every semester of high school.

COACH AT PIPER HIGH SCHOOL - Jim Mathison.

BORN - March 15, 1987.  

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