Rutherford Co. signing capsules

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Below are Rutherford County athletes who signed on Wednesday, or plan to sign during the current signing period.

FOOTBALL

MAISON BAER

Blackman, Sr.

College: University of the Cumberlands.

Position: Defensive back

Stats: Two-way player. Caught 6 passes for 117 yards. Returned blocked kick for touchdown in upset over Brentwood.

QUINDELL COUSIN

Blackman, Sr.

College: Tennessee State

Position: Wide receiver

Stats: Caught 26 passes for 494 yards for the Blaze. Cousin also had three touchdown receptions.

ANTONIO COWART

La Vergne, Sr.

College: Ventura College

Position: Defensive back

Stats: Cowart led La Vergne with six interceptions to lead a La Vergne secondary that gave up 90 yards a game in the air in 2012.

BRANDON DAVENPORT

Blackman, Sr.

College: Brown

Position: Linebacker

Stats: Davenport caught 5 passes for 161 yards with a touchdown. Played with labrum injury most of 2012.

TYLER DROWN

Lancaster Chr., Sr.

College: Bethel

Position: Fullback

Stats: Rushed for 540 yards and scored seven touchdowns this season.

DAVID EMMANUEL

La Vergne, Sr.

College: Ventura College

Position: Defensive back

Stats: Emmanuel finished with three interceptions for a La Vergne secondary that gave up 90 yards in the air a game.

JAMISON FRAZIER

Siegel, Sr.

College: University of the Cumberlands

Position: Defensive tackle

Stats: Frazier had 102 tackles and six sacks for the Stars in 2012.

KYRAN JONES

Blackman, Sr.

College: Lindsey

Wilson

Position: Offensive line

Stats: Started at offensive tackle for the Blaze in 2012.

CHRIS LILLY

Blackman, Sr.

College: Berry College

Position: Wide receiver

Stats: Caught 32 passes for 351 yards in 2012 with 3 touchdowns.

TAE MARTIN

Siegel, Sr.

College: UT-Martin

Position: Wide receiver

Stats: Caught 52 passes for 1,048 yards this season with 14 touchdowns. Had 130 rushing yards with two more touchdowns. Returned a punt for a TD.

DEE MATHERS

Blackman, Sr.

College: University of the Cumberlands

Position: Defensive back

Stats: Rushed for 592 yards and scored five touchdowns. Two-year starter at corner.

JOHN A. SIMPSON

Siegel, Sr.

College: Brown

Position: Defensive end

Stats: Simpson, the DNJ Defensive Player of the Year, had 112 tackles, 23 tackles for loss and 11 sacks.

AUSTIN SINGLETON

Blackman, Sr.

College: University of the Cumberlands

Position: Defensive tackle

Stats: Dominant right tackle for the Blaze, also was a standout at defensive tackle.

BRENT STOCKSTILL

Siegel, Sr.

College: Cincinnati

Position: Quarterback

Stats: Mr. Football finalist threw for 2,690 yards and rushed for 653 yards. He had 42 total touchdowns.

ZACH UNDERWOOD

Siegel, Sr.

College: Centre College

Position: Offensive line

Stats: First-year starter played most of the season despite having a wrist injury.

DILLON WOODRUFF

Riverdale, Sr.

College: Furman

Position: Quarterback

Stats: Three-year starter threw for 1,306 yards with six touchdowns and rushed for 500 yards with 11 touchdowns.

GIRLS SOCCER

EMILY ANDERSON

Siegel, Sr.

College: Austin Peay

Position: Defender

Stats: The all-state player was a key part of a team that posted 14 shutouts and gave up 15 goals in 23 games.

DALE STEINAGLE

Siegel, Sr.

College: Samford

Position: Goalkeeper

Stats: Steinagle, an all-state player, had 13 shutouts and gave up just three goals in eight postseason games.

HOLLY VETTER

Smyrna, Sr.

College: Tennessee Wesleyan

Position: Midfielder

Stats: An all-state selection, Vetter scored four goals and had 18 assists in 2012.

EMILY WILLIAMS

Siegel, Sr.

College: Tennesee Tech

Position: Defender

Stats: Williams was a key member of the Stars’ defensive backfield that gave up 15 goals in 23 games.

TRACK AND FIELD

PAYTON ARGO

Lancaster Chr., Sr.

College: Bethel

Position: Distance runner

Stats: Argo finished second in the NACA cross country championship meet in 2012.

BROCK BAKER

Oakland, Sr.

College: Oklahoma

Position: Distance runner

Stats: Two-time state track champion, finished third in the Class AAA state cross country meet in 2012.

MARCUS FRANKLIN

La Vergne, Sr.

College: Ole Miss

Position: Thrower

Stats: Franklin won the TSSAA state title in the discus in 2012 and was 14th in the shot put.

CONNER THOMPSON

Oakland, Sr.

College: Alabama

Position: Distance runner

Stats: Thompson finished eighth at the Class AAA state cross country meet.

— Compiled by Tom Kreager

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