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      Travis Stephens
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Clarksville

High School:
Northeast

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 190

Position:
TB

Experience:
3L

(Full name: Travis Tremaine Stephens) ... Born: June 26, 1978 ... Coach at Northeast High School: Mark Burke.

HONORS - 2001 All-America Football Writers, CNNSI.com, Associated Press, The Sporting News (2nd), Football News (2nd), Doak Walker Award Finalist, All-SEC Coaches, Associated Press, Football News, SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Arkansas, Sept. 8 and Florida, Dec. 1)

2001 - Games/Started: 12/12 ... Finalist for Doak Walker Award which is given to the nation?s top running back ... Named All-America by Football Writers Association of America, CNNSI.com and AP ... Earned second team All-America honors from The Sporting News and Football News ... Named All-SEC by both the Coaches and Associated Press ... Rolled up 1464 yards during the season to establish a single-season rushing record ... Finished his career with 2386 yards which ranks sixth all-time at Tennessee ... Carried the ball 291 times which is also a Tennessee single-season record ... Averaged 122 yards a game to lead the Southeastern Conference ... Had two 200-yard rushing games ... Set a career-high with 226 yards on 19 carries in the Vols? victory over Florida ... Also topped the 200-yard mark against Arkansas ... Carried the ball 41 times for 206 yards ... The 41 carries tied a school record ... Johnnie Jones rushed 41 times versus Rutgers in 1983 ... Stephens earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors after the Arkansas and Florida games ... He topped the 100 mark five other times during the season ... He rolled up 176 yards versus Georgia and also had three catches for 78 yards against the Bulldogs ... Had 162 yards versus Alabama, 124 versus Memphis, 120 versus South Carolina and 111 in the season opener against Syracuse.

2000 - Games/Started: 11/0...As second-team tailback, playing behind Travis Henry, he carried 81 times for 359 yards, 4.4 average, and seven touchdowns...He returned two kicks for 56 yards...Caught six passes for 28 yards...He made his return to action after a redshirt season by carrying 12 times for 13 yards against Southern Mississippi...Leading rusher against Louisiana-Monroe with 10 carries for 66 yards, two touchdowns...Scored the Vols' lone touchdown against Georgia, diving across from the two...Tallied Vols' only TD against Memphis, diving across from the one...He had two gravity-defying dives from inside the six against Arkansas to produce one of the Vols' touchdowns...Finished off Kentucky with 80-yard run in fourth quarter, Vols' longest of the regular season and Stephens' career long...Finished the game with 93 yards on four carries...His 46-yard kickoff return in fourth quarter of Vanderbilt game set the table for Vols' clinching TD drive..Shoulder injury forced Stephens to miss Cotton Bowl ...

1999 - Redshirted ...

1998 - Games/Started: 13/4 ... Emerged as the starter at tailback for four games after Jamal Lewis went down with a knee injury late in Auburn game ... Finished as third leading rusher with 477 yards and four touchdowns ... Rushed for 107 yards on 20 carries in first start, in Georgia game ... Had a rushing score in each of the last three regular season games ... Gained 61 yards with first score of season against Alabama-Birmingham ... Also had two catches for three yards ... Rushed for 62 yards on nine carries against Houston, including career-long run of 30 yards ... Carried the ball at least 10 times in six games ... In addition, he carried the ball 13 times against Florida State in Tostitos Fiesta Bowl game, garnering 60 yards ...

1997 - Games/Started: 8/0 ... Playing time was limited following emergence of Jamal Lewis at tailback ... Finished season as Vols? fifth leading rusher ... Totaled 36 yards on nine carries ... Most productive was a 14-yard gallop in the opener with Texas Tech ...

TRACK - Ran a wind-aided 22.05 200M dash during UT?s 1999 Sea Ray Relays ... Ran a 22.30 200M time in 1998 indoor season ...

HIGH SCHOOL - Played in 1997 Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star game ... .Three-year starter at wingback and tailback on offense and linebacker and safety on defense ... All-State and Class 5A Midstate Player of the Year as a junior ... Rushed for school record 2550 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior ... Also managed 87 tackles and two interceptions from free safety position ... As a senior he was plagued by an ankle injury that sidelined him for two games, but he nonetheless rushed for 991 yards and eight touchdowns ... Had more than 4000 career yards rushing and more than 40 touchdowns ... Named Class 5A Mr. Football in his junior year ... His team compiled records of 9-3, 12-1 and 8-3 over his career, making state playoffs each season ... Ran sprints and relays for track team ... Coach at Northeast High School: Mark Burke.

RUSHING STATISTICS
Class/Year
NO
YDS
AVG
TD
LONG
Fr. 1997
9
36
4.0
0
14-Texas Tech
So. 1998
107
477
4.5
4
30-Houston
Jr. 2000
81
359
4.4
7
80-UK
Sr. 2001
291
1464
5.0
10
68-UF
TOTALS
488
2336
4.8
21
80-UK

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