37  Coot Terry
Coot Terry

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Manchester, GA

High School:
Manchester HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 223

Position:
Nickleback

Experience:
4L


Career Summary: Was a four year letter winner for the Tigers who started 31 consecutive games... Was the fourth leading tackler for Memphis in 2003 with 96 hits... Logged 10 tackles for lost yardage, a team leading seven quarterback sacks, one pass interception, 11 quarterback pressures and one fumble recovery... Was named to the 2003 All-Conference USA team(2nd)... Was voted a permanent team captain for 2003... Had a pass interception in the Ole Miss game which helped the Tigers to a 44-34 victory... Led the Tigers in tackles in the Southern Miss and Tennessee Tech games in 2003... Had 12 tackles against USM... Closed the 2003 New Orleans Bowl with back-to-back quarterback sacks to seal a U of M win... Had a career high 14 tackles against Mississippi State in 2002... Was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team in 2000... Finished his career with 262 career tackles.

2002: One of the leaders of the 2002 defense who lettered for the third consecutive season at linebacker ... Played both inside and outside linebacker for Memphis in `02 ... Opened the season with nine tackles and a forced fumble in the Murray State game ... Logged six stops in the Ole Miss game and was credited with 12 tackles, one tackle for lost yardage and one forced fumble against Southern Mississippi ... Contributed four hits in the Tulane game and three against UAB ... Was the leading tackler in the nationally televised Louisville game when he had 12 tackles and one fumble recovery ... Followed up the Louisville game with a season high 14 tackles and a tackle for lost yardage in the Mississippi State contest ... Was already playing with a broken hand when he suffered a torn MCL and missed the remainder of the season ... Despite playing in just seven games, finished the season as the team's sixth leading tackler ... Was credited with 60 tackles, two tackles for lost yardage, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ...

2001: Was a part-time starter at outside linebacker for the Tigers in 2001 ... Had five tackles against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in the season opener ... Led the defense in tackles against UT-Chattanooga with nine, including two tackles for lost yardage (-2) ... Helped the Tigers to a win over South Florida by again leading the defense in tackles with 10, including a season high eight solos ... Also credited with a quarterback sack (-5) against the Bulls ... Had four tackles against Louisville and seven in the win over Southern Mississippi ... After an ankle injury, saw limited duty ... Had two stops in Houston game and two at Tennessee ... Closed the season with four tackles against Cincinnati ... Completed the 2001 season with 48 tackles, four tackles for lost yardage (-14), two quarterback sacks and one forced fumble ...

2000: Was the Memphis starter in six games at outside linebacker ... Suffered a knee injury and was slowed for three games ... Logged six tackles against Mississippi State in his first collegiate start ... Also had two tackles for lost yardage and a quarterback sack against the Bulldogs ... Was credited with eight stops, one pass interception, two tackles for lost yardage and another sack in the win over Louisiana-Monroe ... Tallied eight tackles and his third quarterback sack of the season in the Arkansas State victory ... Was credited with eight tackles and three quarterback hurries in the Tigers' win over East Carolina ... Had seven tackles in the Southern Mississippi and Tulane contests ... Finished the season as the team's sixth leading tackler ... Was credited with 33 solo tackles and 25 assists ... Had eight tackles for lost yardage (-47 yards) and four quarterback sacks as well as one pass interception during the 2000 season ... Was voted to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team for 2000 ... Tied for 33rd in Conference USA in total tackles with 58 ... Also tied for fifth in C-USA in forced fumbles ...Enters fall camp as a candidate for the "will" linebacker position ... Worked behind veteran Ian Williams in the spring of 2000 ... Logged four tackles in his first major scrimmage of the spring ... Had two stops and a tackle for lost yardage in the second scrimmage ... 1999: Came to the Tigers as a defensive back but was moved to running back in the fall of 1999 after injuries to Gerard Arnold and Teofilo Riley ... Was not pressed into service in 1999 and received a redshirt ... Spent the fall learning the Memphis offense ... Worked with the offensive scout team against the number one defense ... Was impressive with his hard running style ...

Prep: The 1998 Georgia AA Player of the Year ... Rushed for over 2,000 yards as a senior and had over 1,700 yards rushing as a junior ... Named to the Georgia Top Prospects List ... Was named to the Georgia All-State team as a junior and senior ... Helped his team to an 11-2 record in 1998 ... Rushed for 2,005 yards and 22 touchdowns in 1998 and was credited with 67 tackles and five pass interceptions ... Career totals read 4,591 yards rushing and over 200 tackles ... Set school records for most touchdowns in a game with four and most yards rushing in a game with 282 ... Was recruited by North Carolina State and South Carolina ... Helped his 1997 team to the Georgia state championship ... Also lettered in basketball and track ... Played for former Tiger Jeremy Williams and head coach Greg Oglesby at Manchester High ... Was a high school teammate of former Tiger lineman Tavares Middlebrooks ... ... Is the son of Ellison and Mildred Terry ...

Born: 3/6/81.

TERRY'S CAREER STATISTICS

Defense G/S UT AT Tot FR Int Loss Sack
2000 9/6 33 25 58 0 1 8-47 4-34
2001 11/5 28 20 48 0 0 4-14 2-12
2002 7/7 40 20 60 1 0 2-2 0-0
2003 13/13 74 22 96 1 1 11-71 7-44
Totals 40/31 175 87 262 2 2 25-134 13-90

TERRY'S CAREER STATISTICS
Most tackles/Game: 14 vs Mississippi State (`02)
Most solo tackles/Game: 10 vs Mississippi State (`02)
Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 6 vs Louisville (`02)
Most tackles for loss/Game: 2 vs four opponents
Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 1 vs six opponents
Most Pass Interceptions/Game: 1 vs UL-Monroe (`00)
Most Safeties/Game: 1 vs UT-Chattanooga (`01)

Game-By-Game Review

Defense Opponent UT AT TT TFLs QB FR PB Int/Yds
8/31/02 Murray State 5 4 9 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
9/7/02 Ole Miss 5 1 6 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
9/14/02 Southern Miss 8 4 12 1/1 0/0 0 0 0/0
9/21/02 Tulane 3 1 4 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
9/28/02 UAB 3 0 3 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
10/8/02 Louisville 6 6 12 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
10/19/02 Mississippi State 10 4 14 1/1 0/0 0 1 0/0
9/3/01 Mississippi State 3 2 5 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
9/8/01 UT-Chattanooga 5 4 9 2/2 0/0 0 1 0/0
9/22/01 South Florida 8 2 10 1/5 1/5 0 1 0/0
9/29/01 Louisville 2 2 4 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
10/6/01 Southern Miss 3 4 7 1/7 1/7 0 0 0/0
10/13/01 Houston 1 1 2 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
10/20/01 East Carolina 3 2 5 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
10/27/01 UAB 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
11/10/01 Tennessee 1 1 2 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
11/17/01 Army 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
11/24/01 Cincinnati 2 2 4 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
9/2/00 Miss State 4 2 6 2/12 1/9 0 0 0/0
9/9/00 UL-Monroe 5 3 8 2/8 1/6 0 2 1/0
9/16/00 Arkansas State 4 4 8 1/11 1/11 0 0 0/0
9/23/00 Army 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
9/30/00 Southern Miss 3 4 7 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
10/7/00 East Carolina 3 5 8 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
10/14/00 UAB 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0 0 0/0
10/21/00 Houston 4 2 6 2/10 1/8 0 0 0/0
11/4/00 Tennessee 3 1 4 1/6 0/0 0 1 0/0
11/11/00 Cincinnati 1 2 3 0/0 0/0 0 1 0/0

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