Von  Pearson

9Von Pearson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newport News, Va.

High School:
Denbigh

Last College:
Feather River College (Calif.)

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 187

Position:
WR

Experience:
2L

CAREER HIGHS

  • Receptions - 8 vs. South Carolina, 11/7/15
  • Receiving Yards - 121 vs. South Carolina, 11/7/15
  • Touchdowns - 2 vs. Kentucky, 11/15/14 & vs. Vanderbilt, 11/28/15

2015 - SENIOR

  • Photo Gallery
  • 2015 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 13/8
  • Senior in second year with the Vols, played in all 13 games with eight starts in 2015
  • Led team in catches (38) and receiving yards (409) with three touchdowns
  • Over final six games had 28 catches
  • In Outback Bowl win over Northwestern (1/1), made two catches for 32 yards
  • On Senior Day, scored two receiving touchdowns (17 and five yards) in making three catches for 40 yards vs. Vanderbilt (11/28)
  • Seven catches for 28 yards in win at Missouri (11/21)
  • Three catches for 24 yards vs. North Texas (11/14)
  • Best game as a Vol vs. South Carolina (11/7) with highs of eight catches for 121 yards (most yards by a UT receiver since 2012) with a 37-yard touchdown reception
  • Season-best five catches for 37 yards at Kentucky (10/31)
  • Two catches for 15 yards at #8 Alabama (10/24)
  • Two receptions for 25 yards vs. #19 Georgia (10/10)
  • Three catches for 30 yards vs. Arkansas (10/3)
  • Opened 2015 season with two catches for 48 yards, including a 45-yard catch, longest of the game vs. Bowling Green (9/5)

2014 - JUNIOR

  • Photo Gallery
  • 2014 GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS
  • Games/Starts: 11/8
  • 23-year old junior starting receiver in first year with Vols
  • Played in 11 games, starting eight games making 38 catches for 393 yards with team-high five receiving touchdowns
  • Second on team both catches and receiving yards
  • Career-high seven catches for career-best 75 yards in 2015 TaxSlayer Bowl win over Iowa (1/2); scored a 19-yard receiving touchdown just prior to halftime, putting Vols ahead 35-7
  • Three catches for 12 yards in win at Vanderbilt (11/29)
  • Three catches for 42 yards vs. #19 Missouri (11/22)
  • First multi-touchdown game (21, 16 yards) as part of three catches for 44 yards in win over Kentucky (11/15)
  • Four catches for 55 yards at South Carolina (11/1)
  • Second touchdown came vs. #4 Alabama (10/25) on a 9-yard reception as part of three catches for 21 yards
  • Made first start since game two at #3 Ole Miss (10/18 and made five catches for 26 yards
  • Made two catches for 14 yards vs. Chattanooga (10/11)
  • Returned to action vs. Florida (10/4), making one 6-yard catch
  • Did not travel to games at Oklahoma (9/13) and Georgia (9/27), due to ankle injury
  • Four catches for 71 yards prior to injury vs. Arkansas State (9/6), including 56-yard reception
  • Scored first FBS touchdown on a 14-yard catch vs. Utah State (8/31), finished with three catches for 27 yards as he was one of 32 to make Vols debut vs. Utah State
  • Earned a spot on SportsCenter #SCTop10 for an amazing one-handed catch during spring ball on March 14

AT FEATHER RIVER COLLEGE (CALIF.)

  • Starred at Feather River College in Quincy, Calif., for coach J.D. Johnson
  • Rated four-star by 247Sports (No. 4 overall prospect, No. 2 wide receiver, No. 2 prospect in California)
  • Rated four-star by ESPN (No. 2 overall prospect, No. 2 wide receiver)
  • Rated four-star by Rivals
  • Rated four-star by Scout
  • Earned California Community College Football Coaches Association First Team All-America Honors
  • CCCFCA All-California Most Valuable Player
  • Offensive MVP of the Mid-Empire Conference
  • Named First Team All-Conference in the Mid-Empire Conference in 2012 and 2013
  • Posted national-leading 93 receptions for 1,601 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2013
  • Had more than 200 receiving yards in a game on five occasions, including single-game totals of 311, 237, 235, 222 and 201
  • Racked up career-best and school records with 311 receiving yards on 19 receptions with three touchdowns vs. Sierra (9/14/13)
  • Holds or shares every Feather River receiving record, including single-season receptions (93), career receptions (132), single-season receiving yards (1,601), career receiving yards (2,358), single-season touchdowns (12) and career touchdowns (22)
  • In 2012, had 39 catches for 757 yards and 10 touchdowns

HIGH SCHOOL

  • Played at Denbigh High School in Newport News, Va., for coach Tracy Harrod, graduating in 2010
  • Earned First Team All-Peninsula honors as a receiver and second-team as a defensive back in his senior year
  • Named Daily Press Offensive All-Star as a senior in 2009
  • Led area receivers with 50 receptions for 880 yards and seven touchdowns
  • Honored with All-District accolades in 2009
  • Played basketball with the Patriots

PERSONAL

  • Full Name: LaVon Terrell Pearson
  • Born: June 23, 1991
  • Son of Jessie Lewis
  • Majoring in Sociology
  • Recipient of the Jim & Natalie Haslam Athletic Scholarship
 

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