Full name: Terriea Leroy Smalls ... A return to the defensive side of the trenches is paying off for Terriea ... Had a very productive spring and shows signs of making a valuable contribution in the near future ... Prior to late in the 2001 season, all of his UT experience was on the offensive line ... Made the switch and enters an important year as he positions himself to replace four seniors at the defensive tackle slots ... Listed third behind co-starters Aubrayo Franklin and Edward Kendrick at right tackle following spring practice ... Coach Brooks' evaluation: "Terriea is another guy who really was productive in the spring after moving back from offense. He has the ability to play and showed us signs of being able to help our football team." ... Born: Dec. 11, 1980.
2002 - Games/Started
7/0 ... Made a successful transition from the offensive line to the defensive
line as short-yardage specialist... Saw action in seven games on the defensive
front ... Recorded one tackle on the season but it was a tackle for a loss
against Rutgers ... Also forced a fumble versus the Scarlet Knights.
2001 - Games/Started: 2/0 ... Saw action in the Vols' victory over Syracuse and Memphis.
2000 - Games/Started: 3/0...Debuted in fourth quarter of Louisiana-Monroe game, then also participated in Arkansas and Kentucky contests ...
1999 - Redshirted ...
HIGH SCHOOL - SuperPrep All-America ... As a senior defensive tackle he was named All-State, All-Region and All-Conference ... Named region's Defensive Player of the Year ... As a senior he tallied 82 tackles, 13 sacks, four caused fumbles and four fumble recoveries ... Team finished with 9-2 record and reached playoffs ... Invited to North Carolina-South Carolina Shrine game ... In junior year he had 94 tackles, seven sacks, nine tackles for loss and eight caused fumbles ... Three-year starter at both offensive and defensive tackle ... Threw shotput and discus sophomore season ... Coach at Timberland High School: Phillip Morgan.