The numbers game
Bryce Brown

Posted Aug 4, 2009

Because inquiring minds want to know ... here are the jersey numbers of Tennessee's new freshmen, junior college transfers and invited walk-ons:

3-Freshman safety Darren Myles

7-Freshman wideout Nu'Keese Richardson

10-Freshman wideout Marsalis Teague

11-Freshman tailback Bryce Brown

15-Freshman defensive back Janzen Jackson

15-Freshman quarterback Mike Fromke (walk-on from Christian Academy of Knoxville)

18-Freshman quarterback Mike Rozier (walk-on following stint in pro baseball)

19-Juco transfer quarterback Nick Lamaison

20-Freshman defensive back Mike Edwards

22-Junior punter David Harrington (walk-on from Orange Coast College)

24-Freshman defensive back Eric Gordon

27-Freshman tailback David Oku

27-Freshman defensive back Nick Branum (walk-on from Knox Catholic)

30-Freshman defensive back Nyshier Oliver

44-Freshman punter Sam Thomas (walk-on from Memphis Ridgeway)

47-Freshman linebacker Jerod Askew

48-Freshman linebacker Greg King

56-Freshman long snapper J.R. Carr (walk-on from Torrance, Calif.)

72-Freshman offensive lineman Chase Phillips (walk-on from Knoxville South-Doyle)

73-Freshman offensive lineman Brandon Galyon (walk-on from Seymour)

75-Freshman offensive lineman JerQuari Schofield

81-Freshman receiver Josh Bigney (walk-on from Knox Farragut)

83-Freshman center Kevin Revis

83-Freshman wideout Zach Rogers

89-Freshman guard Daniel Hood

95-Freshman defensive tackle Arthur Jeffery

97-Freshman linebacker Robert Nelson

Four first-year Vols enrolled last winter and participated in spring practice. They are freshmen Toney Williams, Nigel Mitchell-Thornton (37), Montori Hughes (93) and junior college transfer Rae Sykes (98). Williams, a tailback, will miss the 2009 season with a torn ACL. Mitchell-Thornton plays linebacker, Hughes plays defensive tackle and Sykes plays defensive end.

Two 2009 signees have not yet been approved by the NCAA Clearinghouse and, as a result, do not yet have numbers - freshman wide receiver James Green (Tallahassee, Fla.) and freshman defensive tackle Marlon Walls (Hargrave Military Academy).

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