Jay Fullam - 33
Physical tackler struggled with injuries in redshirt freshman campaign... Played in 11 of 12 games as safety and special teams contributor... Opened season with three starts at strong safety, but lost role after suffering shoulder injury that limited action for nearly a month... Concluded season with 30 total tackles, including 20 unassisted stops... Posted career-highs in solo tackles (10) and total tackles (12) in opener vs. Northwestern... Also forced two fumbles in the Northwestern game... In next game, added five tackles vs. LSU... Contributed six tackles in late-season loss at Kentucky.
Did not see action as first-year safety candidate... Missed two months of contact drills after suffering ligament injury in right hand during preseason camp... Named team's Defensive Scout of the Week after Kentucky game.
Three-year starter at safety for Chattanooga private school power... Received jersey No. 17 as senior for defensive leadership... Two-time recipient of "Best of Prep" honor from Chattanooga Times-Free Press... Named to Tennessean's "All-Dream Team" and Division II All-State after posting 78 tackles as senior... Also scored 11 TDs as senior... Finished career with 253 total tackles and four INTs... Named Defensive MVP after helping team to state title as sophomore... Invited to play in Tennessee All-Star Game, participated in 2008 Army Combine in Texas... Also lettered in lacrosse... Involved in several leadership organizations at McCallie, and earned school's Gardner Spirit Award.
Jay P. Charles Fullam... Son of Mark and Nancy Fullam... Born June 12, 1990... Has two older brothers, Wayne and Haden... Dad is project manager for Lawson Electric... Wants to become fighter pilot, similar to his grandfather, who was shot down over Vietnam and was listed as MIA until his remains were identified in 1987... Enjoys hunting and fishing.