Skyhawk Football | William Tanner - 8

HometownNashville, Tenn.
Height/Weight6-0 - 184 lbs.

2014: Splashed on to the scene as the team’s leading wide receiver, compiling team-highs in receptions (38), receiving yards (527) and touchdown receptions (four) while playing in all 12 games (seven starts)…Led the team in receptions in six games and in receiving yards in five contests…Had a career-best five receptions against Austin Peay (Oct. 25) and at FBS No. 1 Mississippi State (Nov. 8)…Accumulated a career-high 86 receiving yards and caught touchdowns in games against Cumberland (Sept. 11) and Southeast Missouri (Sept. 27)…Also caught touchdown strikes in back-to-back weeks against Austin Peay (Oct. 25) and Murray State (Nov. 1)…Was responsible for all 12 of the team’s punt returns, tallying 58 yards (4.8 yard average) with a long of 13 yards.

BEFORE UTM: Spent four seasons at the University of Kentucky but did not see game action…Prepped at Montgomery Bell Academy, where he helped guide the squad to the state championship game as a senior after winning the state Division II-2A state title as a sophomore…Tallied 41 receptions for 455 yards and five touchdowns while making 63 tackles, two forced fumbles and four interceptions as a senior…Was selected to participate in the Clinic Bowl Kickoff, earning the Offensive MVP award…Set school records with 63 receptions, 865 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior…Was tabbed as all-state, all-midstate and all-region in both 2008 and 2009…Best career game came against Ensworth, when he was responsible for 140 yards on 10 receptions and a pair of touchdowns.

PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 6, 1991…Son of Hugh and Ellen Tanner…Majoring in agriculture.

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