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Joe Milton III
Week 4: Milton completed 18 passes on 31 attempts for 209 yards 2 touchdowns in a 45-14 win over USTA
Week 3: Milton completed 34 of 20 passes thrown for a 58.8% completion rating. Milton also threw 2 touchdowns and 1 INT.
Week 2: Milton completed 21 of 33 passes thrown for a 63.6% completion rating. Milton also threw 2 touchdowns and no INTs.
Week 1: Milton completed 21 of 30 passes thrown for a 70% completion rating. Milton also threw 2 touchdowns and no INTs.
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from University of Tennessee profile
Enrolled at Tennessee in June 2021 after playing three seasons at Michigan, including the 2020 campaign in which he was the starter in five games … Wears the SEC graduate patch after earning his bachelor’s degree from Michigan in May 2021 … In 14 career games at Michigan, accounted for 1,350 total yards of offense — 1,194 passing and 156 rushing — and eight TDs – five passing and three rushing ... Wore No. 5 at Michigan but wears No. 7 at Tennessee, the number he wore in high school ... Owns a 5-4 record as a starter in college, including 3-1 at Tennessee … In two seasons with the Vols, he has completed 85-of-144 (.590) passes for 1,346 yards and 12 touchdowns with zero interceptions … Accounted for 1,552 yards of total offense at UT, adding two scores and 206 yards on the ground … Ranked among college football’s top 100 players for the 2023 season by On3.com.
2022 (rs sr): Spelled an injured Hendon Hooker to start the final two games of the 2022 campaign, following Hooker’s ACL injury … Played in nine total games and tallied 1,048 yards of total offense … Completed 53-of-82 (.650) passes for 971 yards and 10 touchdowns with no interceptions … Added 77 carries for 18 yards on the ground … Of the 114 FBS QBs to throw 10 or more touchdown passes, was the only one to have zero picks … Tied for eighth in the nation in 50+ yard passes with seven … Capped the year by leading the Vols to an Orange Bowl victory in his home state in which he was named MVP after firing 19-of-28 passes for 251 yards and a career-high-tying three touchdowns vs. Clemson (12/30) … Connected on TD passes of 16-, 14- and 46-yards in the win, including the game-winner to Ramel Keyton in the fourth quarter … Also launched a 50-yard throw to Squirrel White in the second quarter that set up the Vols’ second score … Led UT to victory in his first start of the season in the regular season finale at Vanderbilt (11/26), going 11-of-21 passing for 147 yards and a touchdown to Walker Merrill, while finding Jalin Hyatt on a 61-yard bomb on the opening drive of the game for his longest completion of the night ... Entered after Hooker’s injury at South Carolina (11/19) in the fourth quarter and went 4-of-8 passing for 108 yards and a touchdown pass to Cedric Tillman ... Added another long connection with White, finding him for a 64-yard completion down the left sideline late against the Gamecocks ... Showed off his cannon against Missouri (11/12), attempting just three passes in the second half but tallying 105 yards and a touchdown through the air ... Completed all three of his passes against the Tigers, finding Ramel Keyton for a 46-yard touchdown and Squirrel White for a 58-yard hookup down to the one yard line; added 11 rushing yards on one carry ... Was 4-of-7 passing for 135 yards and a touchdown against UT Martin (10/22), averaging 33.8 yards per completion while adding 23 rushing yards on three carries ... Attempted one pass in win against No. 3 Alabama (10/15), a 54-yard Hail Mary throw at the end of the first half that fell incomplete ... Excellent as a reserve against Akron (9/17), going 4-for-5 passing for 112 yards and a pair of touchdowns, the first a 57-yard shot to Ramel Keyton followed by a 38-yard connection with Walker Merrill ... Entered as a reserve and played 23 offensive snaps in the second half of season opener vs. Ball State (9/1), going 8-of-9 passing for 113 yards and a TD ... Connected with Jimmy Holiday for a 53-yard score, Tennessee’s longest play of the game, and also had a 21-yard rush in the third quarter vs. the Cardinals.
2021 (rs jr): Served as the Vols’ starting quarterback for the first two games of the year (1-1) before being the backup for the final 11 contests … Played in eight games … Did not play against Tennessee Tech, South Carolina, Alabama, Kentucky and the Music City Bowl vs. Purdue … Completed 32-of-61 passes for 375 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions … Also rushed for 129 yards and two scores … Tallied 504 yards of total offense and four touchdowns accounted for on the season … Entered late but did not attempt a pass in win vs. Vanderbilt (11/27) ... Completed 5-of-7 passing for 32 yards vs. South Alabama (11/20) and led an 80-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter ... Played late vs. No. 1 Georgia (11/13) and completed six passes for 88 yards and a touchdown to Cedric Tillman ... Hit on the longest pass of his career against UGA, a 53-yard completion to Tillman in the fourth quarter ... Took over late for an injured Hendon Hooker vs. No. 13 Ole Miss (10/16), completing 1-of-2 passes for 12 yards and adding 13 yards on the ground ... Nearly led the Vols to a miraculous comeback in the final seconds against the Rebels … Entered late against Mizzou (10/2), posting two rushes for 39 yards with a long of 32 ... Saw late action against No. 11 Florida (9/25), going 2-of-8 through the air for 54 yards ... Was 7-of-12 passing for 50 yards and added a career-long 54-yard rush in limited action in start against Pitt (9/11) before exiting with an injury ... His 54-yard dash was the longest by a Vols’ QB since Joshua Dobbs had a 70-yard run against Missouri on Nov. 18, 2016 ... Completed 11-of-23 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown, adding 44 yards rushing and two touchdowns in a season-opening start against Bowling Green (9/2) ... Became the first UT QB to rush for multiple touchdowns in his first UT start since Alan Cockrell on Sept. 19, 1981, against Colorado State.
—At University of Michigan—
2020 (rs soph): Played in all six games and was the starting quarterback for Michigan in five contests during the COVID-19 shortened season … Owned a 2-3 record as a starter … Completed 80-of-141 pass attempts for 1,077 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions to earn his third varsity letter … In the first start of his career at Minnesota (10/24), completed 15-of-22 pass attempts for 225 yards with one touchdown, and added eight rushes for 58 years and a score … Completed 32-of-51 passes for 300 yards in start against Michigan State (10/31) with 59 yards added on the ground … Went 18-of-34 passing for 344 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions in start at Indiana (11/7), including a 52-yard connection, his longest … Threw two interceptions on 9-of-19 passing in start against Wisconsin (11/14), and added 15 yards on the ground … Started at Rutgers (11/21) and went 5-of-12 passing for 89 yards … Completed 1-of-3 pass attempts in relief action against Penn State (11/28).
2019 (rs-fr): Appeared in four games as the backup quarterback … Completed 3-of-7 passes for 59 yards with one touchdown and ran five times for 16 yards to earn his second varsity letter … Ran once for nine yards in relief action against Middle Tennessee (8/31) … At Wisconsin (9/21), rushed twice for six yards … Set season highs on 3-of-4 passing for 59 yards and a touchdown against Rutgers (9/28), and ran for a 1-yard score … Saw snaps under center against Notre Dame (10/26).
2018 (fr): Appeared in four games at quarterback and earned a redshirt … Completed 3-of-4 passes for 58 yards and rushed seven times for 31 yards and one touchdown to earn his first varsity letter … Co-recipient of the team's Scout Offensive Team Player of the Year Award … Twice named Offensive Scout Team Player of the Week, once for his role in preparing the defense for Western Michigan and once shared the honor after preparing the defense for Penn State … Made his Michigan debut against Wisconsin (10/13) and carried the ball twice for 22 yards … Played snaps at quarterback at Rutgers (11/10) … Played at Ohio State (11/24) and completed 2-of-3 passes for 45 yards with an interception, including a 43-yard completion and also ran once for four yards … Saw action against Florida in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl (12/29), running once for 11 yards and throwing one complete pass for 13 yards.
High school: Attended Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida … Considered a 247Sports four-star prospect, ranked No. 172 prospect nationally, the No. 7 pro-style quarterback overall and the No. 31 prospect in Florida … Ranked by Rivals as a four-star recruit, the No. 11 quarterback prospect, the 35th-best prospect in Florida and the 189th-overall player nationally … Tabbed by ESPN as a four-star recruit, rated as the No. 111 player nationally, the No. 6 pro-style quarterback and the 25th-best prospect in Florida … Participated in the Elite 11 quarterback camp and Nike 2017 The Opening Regional combine … Completed 90-of-188 passes for 1,317 yards and 10 touchdowns with six interceptions as a senior … Also ran the ball 59 times for 262 yards and scored five rushing touchdowns in 2017 … Threw for 1,543 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior in 2016, completing 82-of-178 pass attempts … As a sophomore in 2015, completed 88-of-183 passes for 1,115 yards and eight touchdowns while scoring three rushing touchdowns … Coached by Kyle Hayes.
Full name is Joe Milton III … Born March 6, 2000 … Son of DeShea Bouie … Graduated with a bachelor's degree in American culture from the University of Michigan in May 2021 … Currently pursuing another bachelor’s degree at Tennessee in arts and sciences … Moved to Orlando from Pahokee for his freshman year o
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