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      Rod Wilks
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Smyrna, Tenn.

High School:
Smyrna

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 221

Position:
DB

Experience:
2L

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2012
  • Photo Gallery
  • 2012 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 12/0
  • One of nine fifth-year seniors on the team in 2012
  • Served as backup free safety, playing all 12 games with 13 total tackles; had eight of 13 tackles in final four games
  • Season-high five tackles vs. Missouri (11/10)
  • Three stops vs. Troy (11/3)
  • Three tackles in 2012 with two vs. Georgia State (9/8)
  • Made a tackle in opener vs. NC State (8/31)
2011
  • 2011 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 12/0
  • Played 12 games on defense and special teams
  • Led team in special teams tackles with eight
  • Had 26 tackles, 2.0 TFL, a forced fumble and fumble recovery
  • Career-high seven tackles along with a fumble recovery and return for 25 yards vs. Vanderbilt (11/19)
  • Two stops in secondary at #8 Arkansas, 11/12
  • Recorded four tackles including a TFL vs. #14 South Carolina (10/29) in heavy playing time
  • Saw extensive time in the secondary at #2 Alabama (10/22), making one tackle
  • Two tackles vs. Buffalo (10/1)
  • Three stops and forced a fumble vs. Cincinnati (9/10)
  • Four tackles including a TFL in opener vs. Montana (9/3)
2010
  • Games/Starts: 4/0
  • Participated in four games for Tennessee and totaled two tackles on special teams at Vanderbilt
  • Also saw action against Kentucky, Mississippi and North Carolina (Music City Bowl)
2009
  • Games/Starts: 13/0
  • Saw action in all 13 games
  • Had one catch from wide receiver position for nifty 33-yard gain against Memphis
  • Adaptable to both offensive and defensive sides of ball
2008
  • Redshirted
High School
  • First team All-State as a senior and junior
  • Mr. Football Back of the Year Class 5A in 2007
  • Named All-Midstate Football Player of the Year by The Tennessean
  • PrepStar All-Region
  • Member All-Region as a junior and senior
  • BlueCross Bowl Defensive MVP in 2007 state championship game
  • No. 2 prospect on Knoxville News Sentinel Top 25
  • As senior in 2007, caught 77 passes for 1,170 yards and 20 touchdowns
  • Also had punt and kickoff return for touchdown
  • Had 62 tackles and six interceptions as cornerback
  • 77 receptions was Smyrna high school season record
  • Most career touchdowns in Smyrna history
  • Four-year starter
  • Team captain and Team MVP of Smyrna High
  • Coach at Smyrna High School - Phillip Shadowens
Career Highs
  • Tackles - 7 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/19/11
  • Fumble Recovery - 1 vs. Vanderbilt, 11/19/11
Personal
  • Full Name: Rodriquez Martell Wilks
  • Born: November 12, 1988 in Gallitan
  • Son of Randell and Patricia Fayne
  • Majoring in Sociology
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