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      Dontavis Sapp
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Valdosta, Ga.

High School:
Valdosta

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 227

Position:
LB

Experience:
4L

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CAREER HONORS
2013 - SENIOR
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  • 2013 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 12/12
  • As a senior, starting at WILL linebacker after serving as a backup to Herman Lathers in 2012
  • Third on the team with 66 tackles
  • Second on team with 8.0 TFLs for 21 yards
  • Had four passes defended, three quarterback hurries and team-best three fumble recoveries
  • Seven tackles including 2.0 TFLs for second week in a row in college finale at Kentucky (11/30)
  • Five tackles including 2.0 TFLs along with third fumble recovery of year vs. Vanderbilt (11/23) on Senior Night
  • Tied career-high with nine tackles along with a pass break-up at #10 Missouri (11/2)
  • Seven tackles at #1 Alabama (10/26)
  • Three tackles along with second fumble recovery of the season in win over #11 South Carolina (10/19)
  • Seven tackles with a TFL vs. #6 Georgia (10/5)
  • Five stops, a pass break-up and two QB hurries vs. South Alabama (9/28)
  • Career-high nine tackles along with a pass break-up and QB hurry at #19 Florida (9/21)
  • Three stops at #2 Oregon (9/14) before leaving game with an injury
  • Eight tackles including two TFLs along with a forced fumble, and fumble recovery vs. WKU (9/7); turnover was part of NCAA record four consecutive forced turnovers by Vols in first quarter and seven overall in game
  • Opened 2013 with a tackle for a half TFL in opener vs. Austin Peay (8/31)
  • Awarded Andy Spiva award for Most Improved Defensive player after spring season

2012 - JUNIOR
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  • 2012 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 12/2
  • Back-up WILL linebacker behind senior Herman Lathers
  • Posted 17 tackles with 2.5 TFLs in 12 games, starting two
  • Two tackles in finale vs. Kentucky (11/24)
  • Credited with a blocked punt vs. Troy (11/3) when low ball was punted off his helmet
  • Two tackles at #17 South Carolina (10/27)
  • Recovered a fumble vs. #1 Alabama (10/20) with a tackle
  • Four stops in second-career start vs. Akron (9/22)
  • Drew first-career start vs. Georgia State (9/8) and made four tackles including 1.5 TFLs
  • Had a 4-yard tackle for loss in opener vs. NC State (8/31)

2011 - SOPHOMORE
  • 2011 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 12/0
  • Made 20 tackles along with a forced fumble, fumble recovery and a sack
  • Totaled four stops on special teams
  • Notched career-high six tackles in finale at Kentucky (11/26)
  • Tackle and a fumble recovery vs. Middle Tennessee (11/5)
  • Five tackles seeing most time of career due to injury to Curt Maggitt vs. #14 South Carolina (10/29)
  • Four tackles including a 6-yard sack vs. Cincinnati (9/10), also had a forced fumble
  • Former defensive back moved to linebacker for 2011
2010 - FRESHMAN
  • Games/Starts: 11/0
  • Played in the final 11 games for Tennessee, primarily serving on special teams
  • Four of his five tackles in 2010 came on special teams, tied for 11th most on the team
  • Notched his first career tackle in his first game on the field vs. Florida
  • Also collected single-tackle performances in four other games, including in three of UT's final four regular season contests
HIGH SCHOOL
  • Earned All-Region 1-5A first team honors as a senior in 2009
  • Honored as Region 1-5A second team as a junior in 2008
  • Awarded Golden Cat Award at Valdosta for leadership on and off the field
  • As a senior, totaled 56 tackles and two interceptions
  • As a junior, caught 19 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns
  • Team finished 8-4 in 2009 and advanced to playoffs
  • Also a standout on the basketball court for Valdosta
  • Helped lead basketball team to a Region 1-5A Championship and 28-2 record as a junior
  • Given Coach's Award after junior season for leadership and contributions on the hardwood
  • Coach at Valdosta High School: Rick Tomberlin
Personal
  • Full Name: Dontavis Jarquez Sapp
  • Born: January 17, 1992
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  • Son of Ivory Sapp
  • Majoring in Arts & Sciences
CAREER HIGHS
  • Tackles - 9 at Florida, 9/21/13
  • Sacks - 1 vs. Cincinnati, 9/10/11
  • Tackles For Loss 1.5 vs. Georgia State, 9/8/12
  • Fumble Recovery - 1 four times, last vs. South Carolina, 10/19/13
  • Forced Fumble - 1 vs. Western Kentucky, 9/7/13
  • Blocked Punt - 1 vs. Troy, 11/3/12
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