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    Demetrin Veal 95    
     
      Demetrin Veal
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Paramount, Calif.

Last College:
Cerritos College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 280

Position:
DT

Experience:
2L

Printable Career Summary (PDF)

Full name: Demetrin Leeotis Veal ... Born: Aug. 11, 1981.

2002 - Games/Started 12/12 ... Physical presence on Vol defensive front ... Started the first five games at defensive tackle then finished the season with seven starts at defensive end ... Combination of strength and quickness enabled him to successfully make the move ... Finished season with 41 tackles including three sacks ... Set up a Vol touchdown against Wyoming by recovering a fumble at the Cowboy 11-yard line ... Tennessee scored four plays later.

2001 - Games/Started: 13/0 ... Became an instant playmaker on the defensive line for the Vols ... Finished the season with seven lost yardage tackles, including four sacks ... The seven TFLs tied for fifth best on the team ... Sacks came against Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Florida and in the SEC Championship game against LSU ... Also part of Vols' effort that stopped the Tigers on a fourth-and-1 situation deep in their own territory ... Sack against Florida resulted in a 10-yard loss for the Gators and eventually forced them to kick a field goal ...

JUNIOR COLLEGE - First-team All-America honors from Gridwire ... Impressive two-year stint at Cerritos College in Norwalk, Calif. ... Named Community College All-America by the California Community College Coaches Association and was that group's Region IV Defensive Player of the Year ... Also named Mission Conference North Defensive Player of the Year after recording 87 tackles, including 36 solo stops ... Had a hand in five quarterback sacks, two tackles for loss and 12 quarterback hurries and played a big part in leading Cerritos to an 8-3 record ... Top game was against Saddleback Junior College, when he had 14 tackles and three sacks ... In 1999, Veal was a second-team All-Conference pick with 37 tackles, 41/2 sacks and 12 quarterback hurries for a 9-2 team ... Cerritos won the Strawberry Bowl in each of his two seasons ... Coach at Cerritos College: Frank Mazzato ...

HIGH SCHOOL - In his only season of high school football at Paramount, Veal had more than 50 tackles and eight sacks as a senior and earned all-league honors ... Was also a standout track performer in the shot put and discus ... Coach at Paramount High School: Ken Sutch.

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
TOT
FUM
FUM
QB
Class/Year
UT
AT
HITS
REC
CAU
SKS
TFL
INT
Jr. 2001
9
7
16
0
0
4
7
0
Sr. 2002
31
10
41
1
0
3
6
0
TOTALS
40
17
57
1
0
7
13
0

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