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RTT#5 Lennon Creer: reviewing the class of 2007

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So, RTT#5 Lennon Creer, what'd you do for us this year? Profile out of high school:

Recall that Creer was the guy who didn't much care for Texas' ultimatum and whose trip to Tuscaloosa not only sold him on Tennessee but ended nearly 12 months of indecision. Dude rushed for almost 5,000 yards in two seasons in high school.

So how did the Texan who traveled to Tennessee to become a Volunteer (there's some historical irony there) do as a true freshman on Rocky Top? Hmm,  let's call it "not bad for a backup."

Games
Played
Rushing
Total
Offense
Receiving
Kickoff
Ret.
Pts
Rushes
Gain
Loss
Net
TDs
Plays
Yds
No
Yds
TD
No
Yds
TD
TTL
TDs
13
36
224
10
214
1
36
214
2
13
0
13
243
0
1
6

Creer played in every game except the one against Steve Spurrier, but mostly it was just spot duty as Arian Foster had the starting position locked up, and the back up spot was anchored by LaMarcus Coker (for half a season) and Montario Hardesty. Still, Creer had enough woo plays to make Vol fans anxious to see him get the ball more often, including a 109-yard game against Louisiana-Lafayette and a 50-yard kickoff return in the SEC Championship game against eventual national champion LSU. And here, now that we've done several of these in a row, let me make an observation. Young players at Tennessee, no matter how good and with only an exception or two (Eric Berry defintely and maybe Gerald Jones last year) will only get an opportunity to showcase their talent in games against clear underdogs like Southern Miss, Arkansas State, and Louisiana-Lafayette. Sigh.

Opponent
Played in game?
Rushing
Receiving
Kickoff
Ret.
 
Rushes
Gain
Loss
Net
TDs
No
Yds
TD
No
Yds
TD
TTL
TDs
California
Yes
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Southern Miss.
Yes
6
58
5
53
0
1
7
0
2
54
0
0
Florida
Yes
4
15
0
15
0
0
0
0
2
22
0
0
Arkansas St.
Yes
9
29
1
28
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Georgia
Yes
3
5
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Mississippi St.
Yes
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
-2
0
0
Alabama
Yes
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
South Carolina
No
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
La.-Lafayette
Yes
7
109
0
109
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
Arkansas
Yes
4
7
2
5
0
0
0
0
1
32
0
0
Vanderbilt
Yes
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
32
0
0
Kentucky
Yes
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
6
0
0
LSU
Yes
1
1
0
1
0
1
6
0
4
99
0
0
Wisconsin
Yes
1
0
2
-2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
 
36
224
10
214
1
2
13
0
13
243
0
1

Highlights? Highlights:

I'm really looking forward to seeing this guy more next season. It's like he's Arian Foster with that extra step.