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2015 NFL DRAFT

Prentiss Waggner, CB

School: Tennessee  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Clinton, LA
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 189 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
86186-
2012 Season
Games/Starts: 12/11...Started 11 of 12 games as a senior in 2012... Had started 33 games in row from 2010 through eighth game of 2012...Finished with 159 career tackles and nine career interceptions...Tied for 10th in career pass defended with 24 (with Andre Lott)...Sixth on team with 48 tackles, along with two interceptions and forced fumble in 2012...On Senior Day, posted seven tackles vs. Kentucky (11/24)...Second interception of season along with five tackles vs. Missouri (11/10)...In first non-start in 33 games, vs. Troy (11/3), posted season-best eight tackles and had 1.5 TFLs...Four stops and a pass break-up at #19 Miss State (10/13)...Three tackles and pass break-up at #5 Georgia (9/29)... Eight stops and a pass break-up vs. Akron (9/22)... Three stops, forced fumble and TFL vs. Georgia St. (9/8)... Eighth-career interception along with five tackles in opener vs. NC State (8/31) ...Has started 27 games in a row, dating to first game of 2010.
2011 Season
Games/Starts: 12/12... Started 25 games in a row, including all 12 this season and 13 last season... Started all 12 games in 2011: first six games at free safety, and last six games at cornerback... Led team in passes broken up (7) and passes defended (9), also had two interceptions, two sacks and 3.0 TFLs...Racked up 48 tackles in 12 starts to rank tied for sixth on team with Izauea Lanier...Finished with five tackles at Kentucky (11/26) with a TFL...Second interception of season vs. Vanderbilt (11/19) along with three tackles...Three stops at #8 Arkansas (11/12)...Posted 100th-career tackle vs. MTSU...Four tackles and two passes defended vs. MTSU (11/5)...First interception of the season, returned for 54 yards vs. #14 South Carolina (10/29) to match career-long return. Also had five tackles including a 2-yard sack... Started at right cornerback against #2 Alabama (10/22)...Career-high 11 tackles (10 solos) vs. Georgia (10/8), as well as a forced fumble and two pass break-ups...Four tackles including a 3-yard sack vs. Buffalo (10/1) and two quarterback hurries... Six tackles and a pass break-up at #17 Florida (9/17) ... Three tackles and had pass break-up vs. Cincinnati (9/10)... In 2011 opener vs. Montana (9/3) had two tackles as starting free safety.
2010 Season
Games/Starts: 13/13... Second Team AP All-SEC performer... Earned Scout.com Second Team All-America honors... One of 10 Vols to start in all 13 games for Tennessee... Broke the UT season record for interceptions returned for touchdowns, taking an NCAA FBS-leading three to the end zone... Tied for seventh in NCAA FBS and tied for first in the SEC with three recovered fumbles... Tied for team lead with five INTs (Janzen Jackson), which also ranks tied for third in the SEC... Five INTs are the most by a UT defender since 2008 (Eric Berry with seven), while eight total takeaways are the most by a Vol since 1999 (Deon Grant, 9 INTs)... Second on the Vols with nine passes defended and ranks second among the UT secondary with 57 tackles, which places fifth overall for UT... Had seven games with at least five tackles... Against Memphis, became the first Vol to recover two fumbles in the same game since 1999... Returned one fumble 37 yards, UT's longest fumble return of the season.

Returned first career INT a career-high 54 yards for his first TD vs. UT Martin and led the Vols with six tackles... Took his second INT nine yards for his second TD of the season right before halftime vs. UAB to give UT a 23-7 lead, while contributing four tackles... Made it three-for-three, returning his third INT for a score against Mississippi on the Rebels' second play of the second half... Also tied for second on the team with six stops... Shut down a second quarter Vanderbilt drive on its first play with his second INT in as many weeks... Collected fifth INT vs. Kentucky midway through the fourth quarter and added five tackles... Recovered first career fumble on Oregon's first kickoff return... Added seven tackles against the Ducks and a pass breakup... Tallied a season-best nine tackles at LSU and added a key pass breakup in the UT end zone, forcing the Tigers to settle for a field goal early in the fourth quarter... Contributed five tackles at South Carolina.

2009 Season
Games/Starts: 13/2 ... Started at free safety versus Memphis and Mississippi and appeared in every game ...Contributed five of his six tackles at Ole Miss ... Added one tackle against Memphis.
2008 Season
Redshirted.
High School
Louisiana Football Coaches Association All-State wide receiver and defensive back as senior ... Defensive MVP as senior in 2007 ... Finalist for Warrick Dunn Award presented to most outstanding player in Baton Rouge area ... PrepStar All-Region ... Named Class 2A All-State, Louisiana Class 2A MVP, All-Metro and All-District as junior in 2006 ... Earned outstanding defensive player award for 2006 by Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... All-District as sophomore in 2005 ... Finished with 45 tackles and nine interceptions, while adding 873 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns in 2007 ... Caught 31 balls for 795 yards and 13 touchdowns, with 70 tackles, 16 interceptions and 14 pass break-ups on defense in 2006

In 2005, caught 23 passes for 458 yards and five touchdowns, while adding one interception and five pass breakups ... As freshman in 2004, brought in 18 passes for 328 yards and two touch-downs ...Four-year starter in football ... Holds school records with 26 career interceptions and 16 season interceptions (2006) ... Three-year starter at guard in basketball ... Led team in assists, averaging more than 10 per game ... Led basketball team in assists as junior, averaging 11 per game ... Earned second-team All-District honors in basketball as junior ... Three-year letterman in track and field ... Qualified for state championships in 200m (4th place), 4x200m (4th) and 4x400m (4th) as junior ... Personal best time of 22.0 in 200m...Coach at Clinton High School - Robert Signater.

Personal
Prentiss P. Waggner...Born: June 28, 1990...Son of Paris Waggner...Majoring in Arts & Sciences.
 
Latest News
07/21/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DB - Prentiss Waggner, Tennessee...Waggner, from Clinton, La., is a three-year letterman who has started 27 games in his UT career. In his three seasons with the Vols, he has recorded 111 tackles along with seven interceptions and 18 passes defensed. He was a Second Team All-SEC performer in 2010 after leading the nation with three interceptions returned for touchdowns (five INT overall). - Tennessee football

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