Noteworthy: Played inside at tackle in 2001 and will be back in the middle in 2002 after a brief look at end during the spring ... Is listed as the starter following spring practice ... Possesses exceptional quickness for a big man ... Rated one of the top recruits in the Midstate coming out of high school ... Runs a 4.9 40 ... Chose Middle Tennessee over Mississippi and Marshall.
2001: Played in 10 games and earned one start (at North Texas) ... Finished the year with 12 tackles, including two for loss of yards ... Had a season-best four tackles against Connecticut, including one for minus yards ... Tallied three tackles at North Texas ... Registered one TFL at Ole Miss.
2000: Took a redshirt year, but gained valuable experience by being a member of the scout team.
High School: Was a Mr. Football Lineman of the Year finalist in 1999 ... Named all-state, all-midstate and earned NashvilleSports Elite 11 recognition as a senior.
Personal: Parent: the late Norma Vanderpool ... Born: 9/22/82 ... Major: Concrete Industry Management.
Tackles UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT
2001 9 3 12 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0