UT's Gaines out for year

Tennessee head athletic trainer Jason McVeigh reports that an MRI revealed senior defensive back Antonio Gaines suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament Saturday and will miss the rest of the 2007 football season.

Gaines had made the first two starts of his career -- at California and in Saturday's home opener against Southern Mississippi -- and turned in a career-best six of his seven tackles for the year in the Cal contest. The Covington native appeared in 12 of Tennessee's 13 games last season.

McVeigh said a surgery date is not yet determined.

The Vols practiced for 90 minutes Monday at Haslam Field... The last pair of Tennessee receivers to both top 100 yards in a game was at the 2002 Florida Citrus Bowl and not at the 1997 SEC Championship Game, as previously reported... Jason Witten (125) and Donté Stallworth (119) turned the trick in UT's 45-17 win over Michigan...Official game stats from bowls didn't count back then, but that's the last time the Vols turned the 100-yard receiving double.

Tennessee redshirt freshman Daniel Lincoln is the first Vols placekicker to start his UT career with four made field goals since Carlos Reveiz began 6-of-6 in 1985...His first miss was in the season's fourth game, a 51-yard attempt at - Florida Field...Reveiz is the uncle of current Vols linebacker Nick Reveiz, who recovered a fumble Saturday against Southern Miss.

The Vol Network announced Monday that Tennessee's Sept. 22 home game against Arkansas State will be available on VideoSeat pay-per-view...The particulars for ordering and viewing the game are similar to Saturday's UT-Southern Miss telecast...In the first quarter this season, Tennessee quarterback Erik Ainge is a combined 17-for-21 passing for 201 yards and two touchdowns...Tailback Arian Foster is averaging 5.94 yards per carry - second-best in the SEC and 15th nationally among backs with at least 30 attempts.

Tennessee's defensive line made 29 tackles against Southern Miss after making only 12 at Cal...Freshman Eric Berry is third on the team with 12 tackles, trailing only linebackers Jerod Mayo and Rico McCoy with 14 apiece.


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