Morley dismissed
Demetrice Morley

Posted Jan 13, 2007


The University of Tennessee has announced that sophomore defensive back Demetrice Morley is no longer enrolled in the university and, therefore, no longer a member of the school's football program.

"We have university standards that have to be met or there will be consequences," head coach Phillip Fulmer said. "Our athletes have a tremendous support system at the University of Tennessee. The bottom line is he was not accountable for his own actions when he had every chance to succeed."

Morley started 10 games at strong safety in 2006. His totals for the nine regular-season games included 45 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 1 sack, 2 interceptions, 7 pass breakups and a fumble recovery.

MEACHEM IS CONSENSUS A-A

Tennessee wide receiver Robert Meachem is a member of the 2006 NCAA Consensus All-America Football Team, according to an NCAA Statistics Service release. A total of 29 players - 14 offense, 15 defense - had the majority of votes competing against players at that position only.

Eight players were unanimous choices by the five organizations used in the consensus chart - American Football Coaches Association, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, The Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation. Of the team members, 20 were seniors, five were juniors and four were sophomores.

Offense

WR - *Calvin Johnson, Georgia Tech, 6-5, 235, Junior; ROBERT MEACHEM, TENNESSEE, 6-3, 210, Junior; Jeff Samardzija, Notre Dame, 6-5, 218, Senior; TE - Zach Miller, Arizona St., 6-5, 260, Junior; OL - Sam Baker, Southern California, 6-5, 305, Junior; Justin Blalock, Texas, 6-4, 335, Senior; Jake Long, Michigan, 6-7, 313, Senior; *Joe Thomas, Wisconsin, 6-8, 313, Senior; C - *Dan Mozes, West Virginia, 6-4, 290; Senior; QB - *Troy Smith, Ohio St., 6-1, 215, Senior; RB - Darren McFadden, Arkansas, 6-2, 205, Sophomore; *Steve Slaton, West Virginia, 5-10, 195, Sophomore; PK - Justin Medlock, UCLA, 6-0, 197, Senior; AP/KR - DeSean Jackson, California, 6-0, 166, Sophomore.

Defense

DL - *Gaines Adams, Clemson, 6-5, 265, Senior; Justin Hickman, UCLA, 6-2, 263, Senior; Quinn Pitcock, Ohio St., 6-3, 295, Senior; *LaMarr Woodley, Michigan, 6-2, 269, Senior; LB - James Laurinaitis, Ohio St., 6-3, 244, Sophomore; Patrick Willis, Mississippi, 6-2, 240, Senior; Rufas Alexander, Oklahoma, 6-1, 230, Senior; H.B. Blades, Pittsburgh, 6-0, 240, Senior; Paul Posluszny, Penn St., 6-2, 238, Senior; DB - Leon Hall, Michigan, 5-11, 193, Senior; Daymeion Hughes, California, 6-0, 188, Senior; LaRon Landry, LSU, 6-2, 202, Senior; Reggie Nelson, Florida, 6-1, 193, Junior; Eric Weddle, Utah, 6-0, 200, Senior; *Daniel Sepulveda, Baylor, 6-3, 230, Senior.

*Indicates unanimous selection.

SIX VOLS HEADED TO ALL-STAR GAMES

Six UT players have been selected to participat in post-season all-star games. The Vols have a pair of players donning pads in Sunday's Hula Bowl in Honolulu, and UT will also be represented later this month at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., and in the East-West Shrine Game in Houston.

One Vol already particpated in all-star action. Earlier today fullback Cory Anderson played in the inaugural IntaJuice North South All Star Classic at the Galena Park ISD in Houston.

Anderson finished his career with 13 carries for 74 yards - an average of 5.7 yards per attempt - and a touchdown. He also caught 34 passes for 315 yards and two scores out of the backfield.

After a breakout season at linebacker, Marvin Mitchell will finish his collegiate career in Hawaii at the Hula Bowl. Mitchell entered the 2006 season with 50 career tackles, but he more than doubled that total during his final campaign at Rocky Top. The Norfolk, Va., native recorded 104 tackles with 10.5 TFLs, two forced fumbles and an interception return for a touchdown for the Vols.

Wide receiver Bret Smith will join Mitchell at Aloha Stadium. The Warren, Ark., native finished his career with 83 catches for 1,100 yards and 14 touchdowns, including five during his senior campaign. Smith also established new career-highs in catches (39) and yards (453) in 2006.

Jayson Swain will also participate in an all-star game in Houston, taking part in the East-West Shrine Game at Reliant Stadium on Jan. 20. The wide receiver finished second on the team in catches with 49, wrapping up his UT playing days with 126 catches, the fifth-best total in school history. Swain also hauled in six touchdown passes during his senior season and established a new career-best with 688 yards receiving.

Finally, Jonathan Wade and Arron Sears will help bring the all-star season to a close at the Senior Bowl on Jan. 27 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

It will be a homecoming for Sears, the All-America and SEC Jacobs Award winner who hails from Russellville, Ala. The UT left tackle was a consensus first team All-SEC choice in addition to earning second-team All-America honors from the Associated Press. Sears became the first Vol to win the Jacobs Award, given annually to the best blocker in the conference, since Antone Davis in 1990.

Wade enjoyed his finest season as a Vol during his senior campaign, intercepting four passes and breaking up 13 passes to lead the SEC with 17 passes defended. Wade also forced a fumble, recorded six tackles for loss and set a new career-high with 52 tackles.


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