|GANDY'S PERSONAL FILE|
Full Name: Richard Lee Gandy
Born: Dec. 28, 1982
Coach at Darlington High School: Gerald Harrison Sr.
TENNESSEE TRIVIA - Missed 2005 spring drills after injuring anterior cruciate ligament in left knee during intramural basketball game ... Graduated May 2005 with sport management degree.
2002 Academic All-SEC
CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 19/5
2004 - Games/Starts: 11/5 ... Made first career start (right guard) when Vols visited his home state of South Carolina Oct. 30 ... Played most of second half vs. Notre Dame ... Started at center vs. Vanderbilt but, because of injuries to fellow linemen, made numerous shifts and saw action at every line position except left guard against Commodores ... Started at right guard last three games, including Cotton Bowl.
2003 - Games/Starts: 4/0 ... Appeared in Fresno State, Georgia, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt contests.
2002 - Games/Starts: 4/0 ... Appeared in Wyoming game and final three regular season tilts ... Named to Academic All-SEC team.
2001 - Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL - Earned consensus Class 3A All-State honors as senior and received All-Region honors, along with All-Conference awards as junior and senior ... As offensive lineman, graded out at 94 percent as senior and 91 percent as junior ... Began senior year with dominant effort against Fort Mill ... Saw some action at defensive tackle, with 26 tackles and three sacks as senior ... Also pitched for baseball team ... Standout in classroom with a 3.85 grade-point average ... Listed among Who's Who in America High School Students ... Named WBTW Academic Player of the Year and selected by Fox Sports "Countdown to Signing Day" as a Scholar-Athlete of the Week.