13  Al Sermon
Al Sermon

Hometown:
Daytona Beach, FL

High School:
Mainland HS

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 194

Position:
Wide Receiver

Experience:
3L


A returning letter winner who enters fall of 2000 as the number two wide receiver behind Ryan Johnson ... Was the leading receiver in the Blue-Gray game with three pass receptions for 51 yards ... Averaged 17.0 yards per catch in the spring ... Finished the spring with nine pass receptions for 121 yards ...

1999: Earned his third letter as a Tiger by playing in ten of the Tigers' 11 games in 1999 ... Injured his knee in the Ole Miss game and had surgery (scope) the following week ... Missed the Mississippi State game but returned for Arkansas State ... Had one catch for 12 yards against Ole Miss ... Had two major receptions in the Tennessee game ... Hauled in two passes for 44 yards and two key first downs ... Exploded in the Missouri contest with four catches for 82 yards and one touchdown ... Had a long gainer of 49 yards against Mizzou ... Had at least one pass reception in all ten games of the 1999 season ... Has now caught at least one pass in each of the last 13 games he has played dating back to the 1998 season ... Entered fall camp as one of the Tigers' top three receivers ... Shared duties at wide receiver with Chance Nesbitt ... Caught 11 passes for 57 yards during the spring scrimmages ...

1998: Was a regular in the receiver rotation in 1998 ... Lettered after appearing in all 11 games for the Tigers ... Caught one pass for two yards in the season opener against Ole Miss ... Had a season high three receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown in the Minnesota contest ... His 52-yard pass reception for a touchdown was the longest of his career and his first touchdown as a Tiger ... Had one catch for 21 yards in the Houston game and also hauled in passes in the Tulane, Southern Mississippi and East Carolina contests ... Finished the season with eight pass receptions for 122 yards ... Was the team's fifth leading receiver in 1998 ...Caught two passes for 21 yards in the first scrimmage of the spring ... Finished the spring with 120 yards on 10 catches ... Was the Tigers' fourth leading receiver in the spring ... Has gained in size and strength since his arrival on campus ...

1997: Lettered for the first time as a redshirt freshman ... Participated in six games for the Tigers ... Started to see extended playing time in the later stages of the season after injuries to Ken Coutain and Damien Dodson ... Caught three passes for 27 yards on the season ... Had his first career reception in the Tulane game on a five yard pass from Bernard Oden ... Had two receptions for 22 yards in the season finale against Southern Mississippi ... Caught a season-long pass of 14 yards against the Golden Eagles ...

1996: Was redshirted as a freshman ... Spent the fall of 1996 working as a member of the offensive scout team ... After a slow start he came on strong during the fall and impressed the coaches during the month of November ...

Prep: Played wide receiver at Mainland High School ... Had 51 pass receptions for 714 yards during the 1995 season ... Was a first team all-district, all-conference and all-county selection in 1995 ... Was rated by the Forest Davis Recruiting Service as a 4-star player ... Caught 16 passes for 409 yards as a junior ... Also lettered as a member of the Mainland High basketball team ... Was a two-year starter at forward ... Helped lead his 1994 team to the Florida state 6A championship ...

Born: 12/16/77 ... Is the son of Alvester and Rutha Sermon ... Played for high school coach Doug Stanley.

SERMON'S STATISTICS

ReceivingG/S No Yds Avg Tds LG
19976/13279.0014
199811/2812215.2152
199910/31620813.0149
Total27/62735713.2252

SERMON'S STATISTICS
Most Pass Receptions/Game: 4 vs Missouri ('99)
Most Yards Receiving/Game: 82 vs Missouri ('99)
Most Touchdown Receptions/Game: 1 vs Minnesota (`98) &
Missouri (`99)
Long Reception: 52 vs Minnesota ('98)

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