Spring Practice Number 7 Held Thursday
Clowney's sack, Hampton's interception deter Volunteer rally
Busta" is penciled in as the probable starter at tight end entering the fall... big play threat who has scored eight touchdowns on 22 receptions while averaging 20.9 yards per catch in his first two seasons in the Garnet & Black... has played in all 26 games over the past two seasons, making four career starts... shared "Most Improved" tight end honors during the spring with Jerell Adams.
2012: Saw action in all 13 games, making a pair of starts (UAB and Tennessee)... hauled in 14 passes for 271 yards and five touchdowns... averaged 19.4 yards per catch... caught four passes for a team and career-high 90 yards and two scores (7 and 51 yards) in the home opener over East Carolina... had a 13-yard TD catch against Missouri... caught a 37-yard pass in the win at Kentucky... caught a 14-yard touchdown pass against Georgia... caught three passes for 58 yards, including a 26-yard scoring strike in the win over Tennessee... had a 29-yard reception against Arkansas.
2011: True freshman who played in all 13 games, starting two (Kentucky and Tennessee)... three of his eight catches went for touchdowns... logged 188 receiving yards, a 23.5-yard average... six of his receptions went for at least 19 yards... recorded his first catch against Vanderbilt... earned his first career start versus Kentucky and responded with a 46-yard reception... notched his first career touchdown on a 23-yard connection vs. Tennessee, sealing the win... caught his second TD on a 20-yard strike against The Citadel... caught two passes for 57 yards and his third score in the win over arch rival Clemson... included was a career-long 55-yard reception... had a 21-yard reception in the bowl win over Nebraska.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played tight end at McEachern High in Powder Springs, Ga., graduating in 2011... caught 38 passes with six touchdowns in his senior season... coached by Kyle Hockman... helped the Indians win 21 games over his final two seasons... three-star prospect who was considered the nation's 26th-best tight end and ranked 41st in the state of Georgia by Rivals.com... was a three-star recruit and the nation's 31st-rated tight end by Scout.com... was a three-star prospect and the nation's 35th-best tight end by 247Sports.com... named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Region class... also played basketball and helped his team to the state AAAAA quarterfinals as a junior... selected South Carolina over Tennessee, USF and Virginia among many others.
PERSONAL: Rory C. Anderson II was born October 2, 1992... is pursuing a degree in retailing.