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2002 Football Roster

Tyrone Calico

Class: r-Sr.
Position: WR
Height: 6-4
Weight: 220 pounds
Previous School: Millington
Hometown: Millington, TN

In the Record Book: Shares the single-game receptions mark with 12 (vs ETSU in 1999) ... Is second all-time in career receptions with 149, third in career receiving yardage with 2,030, and tied for sixth in touchdown receptions with 13 ... His 752 receiving yards in 2000 rank as the sixth highest total in school history ... Calico's 65 receptions as a freshman rank tied for the third highest total in Blue Raider history for a single-season.

Noteworthy: An all-Sun Belt Conference candidate in 2002 ... A panel of sportswriters and broadcasters voted unanimously his catch at Mississippi State (see below for description) as the Best Reception of the Year in 2000 ... Power cleans over 350 pounds, which is one of the top marks on the team ... Has five career 100-yard receiving games ... Began his Blue Raider career on defense at linebacker, but was switched back to his normal position of wide receiver later in the fall of 1998 ... Was a member of the Blue Raider basketball team in 1998 ... Recruited by former coach and current athletic director Boots Donnelly.

2001: Started all 11 games and was tied for second on the team in receptions with 37 ... Also hauled in five touchdown catches to equal his season best ... Hauled in five or more catches in a game four times ... Had a streak of 25 consecutive games with at least one catch come to an end at Louisiana-Lafayette ... Reeled in a season-high six passes for 83 yards in the season opener at Vanderbilt ... Recorded a personal-best 160 yards receiving on five receptions to go along with a career-high three touchdowns against Idaho ... One of his grabs against the Vandals went for a season-long 56 yards ... Also had touchdown receptions against Ole Miss and LSU ... Put together a career-long run of 38 yards in a win over Arkansas State that went for a touchdown ... Shared Team Offensive MVP honors with Wes Counts following the Idaho game.

2000: Played in all 11 games and started in 10 contests ... Was second on the team in receptions with 47 for 752 yards and three touchdowns ... Snared two catches for 50 or more yards (vs Murray State and Maryland) ... Had a career-best 59-yard reception that went for a touchdown against Connecticut ... Registered a season-high eight receptions for a career-best 141 yards against Murray State ... Collected seven receptions for 100 yards at Maryland, while hauling in six catches for 87 yards in the season opener against Illinois ... At Mississippi State, Calico had three catches and two went for touchdowns ... One of his scores against the Bulldogs came from 42 yards out when he snared a pass one-handed on the sideline, split three defenders, and raced to the endzone ... Voted the team's skill player of the week following the Murray State win ... One of seven players to earn 34 of 34 points for ......"Best Conditioned Athlete Award......" during the summer workout program.

1999: Set a Middle Tennessee freshman record with 65 receptions to go along with five touchdowns ... Had four or more catches in a game eight times, including at least one in all 11 ... Ranked 26th in the NCAA in catches per game (5.9) ... Set the school record with 12 receptions against East Tennessee ... Had nine catches each against Arizona and Louisiana Tech, while hauling in seven against Wofford and Central Florida ... Registered two 100-yard receiving games, including a personal-best 131 yards in the win over Wofford ... Collected a 44-yard touchdown pass from Wes Counts against UCF and a 42-yarder versus Wofford.

1998: Took a redshirt year.

High School: Played for coach Hank Hawkins at Millington ... Earned all-state, all-region and all-metro honors his senior year ... Lettered four years in football and basketball ... Averaged 15.1 points, 2.0 blocks, and 6.7 rebounds in basketball while earning team MVP honors.

Personal: Parents: Jesse and Mae Calico ... Born: 11/9/80 ... Major: Concrete Industry Management.

Receiving Rec. Yds. Avg. LG TD
1999 65 695 10.7 44 5 2000 47 752 16.0 59 3 2001 37 583 15.8 56 5 Total 149 2030 13.6 59 13

2001 Game-by-Game Stats
2002 Game-by-Game Stats