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      Brent Vinson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hampton, Va.

High School:
Hargrave Military Academy/Phoebus HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 201

Position:
DB

Major:
Geography

TENNESSEE TRIVIA - Began playing football as junior in high school ... Cousin of former Virginia Tech All-America and current Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jimmy Williams.

CAREER GAMES/STARTS - 22/10

2008 - Games/Starts: 8/0 ... Battled injuries all season ... Finished with 13 tackles ... Had 69-yard interception return against Vanderbilt ... Turned in season-high five tackles at Georgia .. Added one tackle against UAB ... Recorded multiple tackles against Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Vanderbilt.

2007 - Games/Starts: 14/10 ... Second on team with eight passes defensed ... Broke into starting lineup against Georgia and held left cornerback position for remainder of season ... Saw time at wide receiver against California and Southern Mississippi ... Played at defensive back for first time in fourth quarter against Florida, recording one tackle ... First career interception came in Arkansas State contest ... Two tackles against Georgia in first career start before leaving game with shoulder injury ... Battled that injury throughout season but did not miss a start ... Broke up two passes and finished with five tackles at Mississippi State ... Set career-high with seven tackles at Alabama ... Finished with four tackles against South Carolina ... Two tackles each against Louisiana-Lafayette and Arkansas ... Had four tackles at Kentucky ... Finished with two tackles and PBU against LSU ... Added four tackles and one pass-breakup in Outback Bowl against Wisconsin.

HIGH SCHOOL - Helped lead Hargrave Military Academy to a 7-3 finish in 2006 ... Against West Virginia University junior varsity squad, tallied more than 350 yards receiving and two touchdowns ... Rated top prep player at Hargrave by multiple recruiting services ... PrepStar All-America as senior in 2005 ... Member of Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super South 100 ... Coaches' first-team All-State as receiver, cornerback and kick returner as senior ... Also All-District ... Led team to Peninsula District championship and 11-1 record ... Accounted for more than 1,200 receiving yards, 400 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns while returning two interceptions and four punts for touchdowns ... Had five total interceptions as senior ... Returned two punts each for TDs against Bethel and Warwick ... Earned All-District honors in football and basketball as junior in 2004 ... Caught 29 passes for 475 yards and eight touchdowns junior season ... Only began playing football as a junior in high school ... Cousin of former Virginia Tech All-America and current Atlanta Falcons cornerback Jimmy Williams.

COACH AT HARGRAVE MILITARY ACADEMY - Robert Prunty.

COACH AT PHOEBUS HIGH SCHOOL - William Dee.

BORN - Dec. 17, 1986.

SUPERLATIVES
• 2007 Freshman All-SEC Rivals.com

BRENT VINSON CAREER STATISTICS
DEFENSE SACKS/ TFL/ FR/ INT/ HIGH
YEARG UT AT TT YDS YDS FF YDS PD YDS TKLE
2007 14 29 8 37 0/0 0/0 0 0 8 1/0 7-Ala
2008 8 6 7 13 0/0 1/4 0 0 2 1/69 5-Ga

Totals 22 35 15 50 0/0 1/4 0 0 10 2/69 7-Ala
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