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2001 Football Roster

Wardell Alsup

Class: So.
Position: DB
Height: 5-10
Weight: 161 pounds
Previous School: Oakland
Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN

Noteworthy: Was moved back to the defensive backfield in the spring of 2001 ... Came out of spring drills No. 2 behind Jykine Bradley ... Blue Raider coaches love his toughness and how he competes ... Has 4.4 speed in the 40 ... Chose MT over Mississippi, Louisville, Memphis and Oklahoma State.

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: Undecided.

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