published Friday, August 16th, 2013

2013 Times Free Press Dynamite Baker’s Dozen

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    No. 1 Rafael Gaglianone

    Kicker, Baylor
    Size: 6-foot, 220 pounds
    Interested colleges: North Carolina State, Ohio State, Clemson, LSU.
    Odd fact: Had never played American football before arriving at Baylor as a sophomore.

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    No. 2 Tre Herndon

    Defensive back, East Hamilton

    Size: 6-foot, 180 pounds

    Interested colleges: Committed to Vanderbilt

    Favorite pro player: “(Former UTC defensive back) Buster Skrine because I work out with him and he’s a good friend.”

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    No. 3 Jermane Conyers

    Offensive lineman, Ridgeland

    Size: 6-foot-3, 290 pounds

    Interested colleges: Committed to Indiana

    Favorite movie: “The Blind Side because it reminds me of my life.”

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    No. 4 Chandler Curtis

    Receiver/Defensive back, Calhoun

    Size: 5-foot-10, 177 pounds

    Interested colleges: Tennessee Tech, UT-Chattanooga, Mercer, Middle Tennessee State

    Odd fact: Transferred to Calhoun after an all-state season at Gordon Central last year.

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    No. 5 Austin Herink

    Quarterback, Cleveland

    Size:6-foot-2, 210 pounds

    Interested colleges: VMI, Youngstown State, Furman, Middle Tennessee State, Duke, Cincinnati, Memphis, Samford

    Odd fact: “I can impersonate Coach (Ron) Crawford.”

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    No. 6 Cameron Walker

    Defensive line, McCallie

    Size:6-foot-4, 245 pounds

    Interested colleges: UT-Chattanooga, Middle Tennessee State, Alabama-Birmingham, Duke

    Favorite pro player: “Tim Tebow because he is a Godly role model for my life and somebody I can always look up to.”

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    No. 7 Isaiah Mack

    Defensive line, Northwest Whitfield

    Size: 6-foot-2, 265 pounds

    Interested colleges: UT-Chattanooga, Campbell

    Who’s had the most influence in your life? “My mother because she has raised me on her own.”

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    No. 8 D.J. Jones

    Athlete, Cleveland

    Size: 5-foot-11, 180 pounds

    Interested colleges: Middle Tennessee State, Western Kentucky, Lindsey Wilson

    Pregame ritual: “I like to sit by myself and listen to music so I can get focused on the game.”

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    No. 9 Bailey Lenoir

    Tight end, East Hamilton

    Size:6-foot-4, 235 pounds

    Interested colleges: UT-Chattanooga, Kennesaw State, Middle Tennessee State

    Odd fact: “I also play varsity tennis.”

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    No. 10 C.J. Fritz

    Receiver/Defensive back, McCallie

    Size: 5-foot-10, 175 pounds

    Interested colleges: Alabama-Birmingham, Campbell University, Duke, Lehigh

    Odd fact:”I didn’t start playing football until my sophomore year because I wasn’t mature enough.”

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    No. 11 Mike Williams

    Receiver, Ooltewah

    Size: 6-foot-1, 175 pounds

    Interested colleges: UT-Chattanooga, UT-Martin, Austin Peay, Middle Tennessee State

    Odd fact: “I listen to Taylor Swift”

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    No. 12 Dee Crisp

    Receiver, Bradley Central

    Size: 6-foot-1, 187 pounds

    Interested colleges: Austin Peay, UT-Chattanooga, Furman, Middle Tennessee State, Alabama State.

    Favorite move: The Lion King. “I don’t really know why, I’ve just always liked it.”

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    No. 13 Austin Gatewood

    Linebacker, East Hamilton

    Size:6-foot 1/2, 215 pounds

    Interested colleges:UT-Chattanooga, Appalachian State, Memphis, Cincinnati, Middle Tennessee State.

    Pregame ritual:Listens to music in a dark, quiet part of the locker room.

about Stephen Hargis...

Stephen has covered local sports in the tri-state area for more than 24 years, having been with the Times Free Press since its inception, and has been an assistant sports editor since 2005. Stephen is among the most decorated writers in the TFP’s newsroom, winning numerous state, regional and national writing awards, including seven in 2013 and a combined 12 in the last two years. He was named one of the top 10 sports writers ...

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