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2001 Football Roster


Tyrone Calico

Class: r-Jr.
Position: WR
Height: 6-4
Weight: 224 pounds
Previous School: Millington
Hometown: Millington, TN

In the Record Book: Owns the single-game receptions mark with 12 (vs ETSU in 1999) ... Is second all-time in career receptions with 112 and is sixth in career receiving yardage with 1,447 ... His 752 receiving yards in 2000 rank as the sixth highest total in school history ... Calico's 65 receptions as a freshman rank as the third highest total for a single-season at Middle Tennessee.

Noteworthy: 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 2001 ... Power cleans 352 pounds, which equals the top mark on the team ... Has caught at least one pass in every game he has played entering the 2001 campaign (22 in a row) ... Has four 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.

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: Business Management.



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