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2002 Football Roster


Wardell Alsup

Class: Jr.
Position: WR
Height: 5-9
Weight: 152 pounds
Previous School: Oakland
Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Noteworthy: In the spring of 2001 he was moved from receiver to the defensive backfield, then in the spring of 2002 Alsup was switched back to receiver ... Blue Raider coaches like his toughness and competitive edge ... Has 4.4 speed in the 40 ... Chose MT over Mississippi, Louisville, Memphis, and Oklahoma State ... Has played in 17 career games and started six contests.

2001: Started the first five games of the season at right corner and played in a total of six contests ... Did not compete in the final five games of the year ... Finished the year with 13 total tackles (10 solos), including one for loss of yards and an interception ... His lone pick came against Louisiana-Lafayette and he returned it six yards ... Had a personal-best four tackles in back-to-back weeks against Louisiana-Monroe and Louisiana-Lafayette (TFL came against ULL) ... Registered pass breakups against ULL and Idaho.

2000: Was moved to receiver after about a week working with the defensive backs ... Played in all 11 games (mainly on special teams), including one as a starter against UConn ... Was also the team's kickoff return man where he led the team with 15 returns for 292 yards ... Had three returns for 70 yards in a win over Louisiana Tech.

High School: The two-time all-state selection led the Oakland Patriots to a 28-11 record over three years, including a 5A State Championship in 1998 and a semifinal appearance in 1999 ... As a senior he rushed for 484 yards and threw for 713 yards and nine touchdowns, while collecting eight interceptions and returning three for scores ... As a junior, Alsup hauled in 44 receptions for 952 yards and eight touchdowns, and recorded 23 catches for 295 yards as a sophomore ... Named the TSWA All-State athlete in 1999, while being tabbed Associated Press All-State as a receiver and a defensive back in 1998 ... Was also a three-time Daily News Journal all-county selection and two-time all-region 4-5A pick ... Voted to the 5A all-Midstate first team as an athlete by The Tennessean in 1999 ... Was named to The Tennessean's 1999 Defensive Dream Team.

Personal: Parents: Wardell and Linda Alsup ... Born: 1/17/82 ... Major: Business.

Statistics
Kickoff Ret. Att. Yds. Avg. LG TD
2000 15 292 19.5 32 0 Tackles UA A Tot. Sacks TFL FR INT
2001 10 3 13 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-6



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