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      Will Overstreet
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jackson, Miss.

High School:
Jackson Prep

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 260

Position:
DE

Experience:
3L

(Full name: William Sparkman Overstreet) ... Born: Oct. 7, 1979 ... Coach at Jackson Prep School: Ricky Black.

HONORS - 2001 Verizon Academic All-America (2nd), Verizon Academic All-District IV, Academic All SEC, All-America Associated Press (3rd), All-SEC Coaches, Associated Press (2nd); 2000 Academic All-SEC, All-SEC Associated Press, College Sports Central, The Sporting News (2nd); 1999 Academic All-SEC

2001 - Games/Started: 10/9 ... Named to the Verizon Academic All-District IV Team as well earning Academic All-SEC accolades ... This was the third year he has earned Academic All-SEC honors ... Named first team All-SEC by the Coaches and second team by the Associated Press ... Slowed by a knee injury suffered in LSU victory ? Saw limited action in return versus South Carolina ... Back to his old self with eight tackle effort versus Notre Dame ? Opened the season with two sacks against Syracuse and six total tackles ? Recovered a fumble at the Tennessee 31-yard line against Kentucky that halted the Wildcats' final drive of the game.

2000 - Games/Started: 12/12...Associated Press and College Sports Central first-team All-Southeastern Conference and The Sporting News second-team All-Southeastern Conference ... Academic All-SEC ... From his right end slot, he had two sacks among his four tackles in season opener, one of the sacks nailing Southern Mississippi's quarterback for a safety ... A memorable play was his sack to end the game against South Carolina ... Arkansas game was among Will's most productive, including a tackle for loss, an interception and two pass deflections ... Six tackles against Vanderbilt ... Finished season as Vols' sixth-ranked tackler, notching 31 primary hits and 12 assists ... He had six tackles for lost yardage, 4 1/2 sacks, one interception, five passes deflected and 17 quarterback hurries ... Had a strong Cotton Bowl game vs. Kansas State with seven tackles, including a tackle for loss and a pass breakup ...

1999 - Games/Started: 12/12 ... Academic All-SEC ... Totaled 17.5 Big Plays ... A starter at right defensive end who ranked second with 7.5 sacks while making 54 tackles ... Also second on squad with 11 quarterback pressures ... Opened season against Wyoming with two sacks, a tackle for loss, a caused fumble and six tackles ... Followed against Florida with first of eight-tackle performances ... Recorded 2.5 sacks each against Auburn and Georgia ... Against Notre Dame, he had eight tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and a caused fumble ... Other eight-tackle game registered against Arkansas ... Partially blocked a punt in Kentucky game ... Had seven tackles with one for lost yardage and a sack against Vanderbilt ... Forced a fumble, had nine tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss in Fiesta Bowl clash with Nebraska ...

1998 - Games/Started: 13/0 ... One of five true freshmen who played during season ... Backup to right defensive end Corey Terry ... An excellent pass rusher who ranked fourth with 10 quarterback pressures ... Credited with 14 tackles, including three against Kentucky ... Two sacks were included against the Wildcats ... Recorded a tackle for loss against South Carolina ...

HIGH SCHOOL - SuperPrep and National Recruiting All-America ... Rated state?s No. 1 prospect by Jackson Clarion-Ledger ... Wendy?s Heisman State finalist in Mississippi and was MVP of Mississippi private schools all-star game ... Had three two-sack games ... First-team All-State and Player of the Year for Jackson area ... Had 139 tackles, 14 sacks, seven caused fumbles, four fumble recoveries and six passes defended for teams which compiled 10-2, 11-1 and 10-1 records ... Started two years at offensive guard and one at offensive tackle ... Started two years at defensive tackle and played defensive end, nose guard and middle linebacker his senior season ... A National Merit Scholarship finalist ... Played basketball and was shot put specialist with track and field team ... Coach at Jackson Prep School: Ricky Black.

DEFENSIVE STATISTICS
TOT
FUM
FUM
QB
Class/Year
UT
AT
HITS
REC
CAU
SKS
TFL
INT
Fr. 1998
9
5
14
0
0
2
1
0
So. 1999
38
16
54
0
2
7.5
6
0
Jr. 2000
31
12
43
0
0
4.5
6
1
Sr. 2001
25
10
35
1
0
5
9
0
TOTALS
103
43
146
1
2
19
22
1

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