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Another reason for people to have faith in recruiting the east Tennessee area. I watched this guy win games by himself in high school. He single handedly beat down a nationally ranked Maryville team in the state semi-finals his Senior year of high school. However, the referee said his foot stepped out of bounds on a long winning touchdown run as time expired. If anyone knows anything about Maryville, is you dont win at Maryvile come hell or high water.
Enough about that. Defensive End!!!! is what the coaches were screaming at UT when this big country boy stepped foot on campus. Thank goodness they changed thier mind, because behind Peyton Manning he is probably the best offensive player to come out of the program to the NFL in the past 20 years. Why else would have Tony Romo rather throw to his Tight End than his superstar wide reciever Terrell Owens during thier time together. Well get ready for more wide recievers to get disgruntled as Witten will be the number one target where ever he goes.
I wrote alot in this column, I sure you all are saying okay enough with the man crush, but hey what can I say but he is the best I ever seen play the position anywhere, Vol or not.
If not for leaving after his junior year this guy would definately be the all-time reciever as far as tight ends go at Tennessee. He does how ever owns the single season record for receptions (39) and reception yards (493) in 2002.