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      Robert Peace
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ruston, La.

High School:
Ruston

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 235

Position:
LB

Experience:
4L

PRINTABLE CAREER SUMMARY

Full name: Robert Joseph Peace ... Born: Oct. 2, 1980 ... Uniform Number: 41.

HONORS -
2002 All-SEC Coaches and Associated Press (2nd) CAREER - Games/Started: 43/18.

2003 -
Games/Started 13/13 ... Hard-nosed veteran specialized as a run-stopper at the middle linebacker spot ... Ranked third on the team with 103 tackles during the regular season ... Made 10 tackles and had one sack vs. Marshall ... Has played in three overtime games and all three times had career bests in tackles ... Started with a 15-tackle effort in 6 OTs vs. Arkansas in 2002 ... Tied that mark with 15 tackles this year against South Carolina, including a career-high 12 solos ... Topped those standards with 16 tackles in five-overtime win at Alabama ... Tallied seven tackles and a TFL vs. Auburn ... Led the Vols with nine stops, including two TFLs vs. Georgia ... Turned in a solid, eight-tackle effort during the Vols' win over Miami ... In his final game at Neyland Stadium, he recorded four solo stops and forced a Vanderbilt fumble in the first quarter ... Recorded six tackles vs. Kentucky in his final regular-season game ... Suffered a leg injury and did not play in the second half vs. Clemson in the 204 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.


2002 - Games/Started 9/5 ... Saw action in nine games including five starts ... Season came to an end when he sufferred a broken foot against Miami ... Turned in a career game against Arkansas when he totaled 15 tackles ... Finished the regular season with 41 tackles including 5.5 tackles for a loss ... Had one sack during the season ... It came against Florida.

2001 - Games/Started: 13/0 ... Solid contributor at his linebacker spot ... Physical enough to handle power running game, while quick enough to drop into pass coverage ... Registered five tackles in victory over Vanderbilt ... Strong outing versus Notre Dame resulted in four tackles ... Had two tackles versus Memphis and Arkansas.

2000 - Games/Started: 9/0...Saw special teams duty and service at middle linebacker...Injured in first quarter of LSU game, he returned against Memphis...Had three tackles for the season, one for lost yardage...Three stops in Cotton Bowl. ...

HIGH SCHOOL - Graduated early enough to enroll for spring semester at Tennessee ... Earned All-America honors from SuperPrep magazine ... Named All-America by Dick Butkus Football Network ... Honorable mention USA Today All-America ... Two-time All-State and three-time All-District ... As a senior, he made 126 tackles with 14 for loss and eight sacks ... Named 1999 Defensive Player of the Year in Louisiana ... Recorded 116 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, four sacks and an interception in junior season as team moved to state finals ... Three-year starter on defense ... Also played tight end ... Coach at Ruston High School: Tommy Reeder.

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
TOT
FUM
FUM
QB
Class/Year
UT
AT
HITS
REC
CAU
SKS
TFL
PBU
Fr. 2000
1
2
3
0
0
0
1
0
So. 2001
9
6
15
0
0
0
0
0
Jr. 2002
28
13
41
0
0
1
5.5
1
Sr. 2003
72
31
103
0
1
2
12.5
2
TOTALS
110
52
162
0
1
3
19
3

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