Admirals Currently Playing College Football

PATRICK DOUCETTE (’13)– Virginia Military Institute

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Now- Paddy has started nearly every game at Center on the offensive line for the Keydets the last three seasons.  Paddy started the first nine games in 2016 before missing the finale vs. Wofford with an injury.  2015 was his best season as he anchored the unit during Head Coach Scott Wachenheim’s first season with the program.  Paddy also handled the long snapping duties on all punts and field goals in 2015.  In 2014, he graded out as the top offensive linemen in five contests (BGSU, Davidson, Chattanooga, Furman, and Western Carolina).  Paddy will return to VMI as a fifth-year Senior with 29 career starts under his belt.  He is currently majoring in International Studies.

Then- Paddy was a 2013 graduate of FHS and four-year starter on the offensive line as an Admiral.  He was named to the All-District 4-AAA team twice and played in the Toyota East vs. West All-Star game as a senior.  Paddy still holds weight records at FHS for offensive linemen in the Bench, Squat, and Power Clean categories.


JACKSON FAIN (’13) – Wheaton College

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Now- Jackson and his Wheaton College (IL) teammates enjoyed great success again in 2016 with an 11-2 season before losing in the Quarterfinals of the NCAA Division III Playoffs.  Jackson gained 81 yards on 23 carries and scored 2 TD’s.  In 2015, the Thunder were 11-1 and reached the Second Round of the Division III Playoffs.  Jackson was fifth on the team in total rushing for the Thunder with 46 carries, 225 yards, & 2 touchdowns.  He also tallied 6 receptions for 64 yards.  Jackson is returning to Wheaton as a fifth-year Senior and currently majoring in Applied Health Science.

Then- Graduating in 2013 from FHS, Jackson was an All-District 4-AAA selection his senior season.  He was a two-way starter during his first two seasons as an Admiral.  His 1,240 yards rushing in 2012 rank 14th all-time for rush yards in a season in FHS history.


HUNTER FOX (’16) – Lindsey-Wilson College


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Now- Hunter is a freshmen enrolled at Lindsey-Wilson College in Columbia, KY.  The Blue Raiders completed an 11-2 season as Hunter redshirted in the fall.  He expects to compete for early playing time on the offensive line for the Blue Raiders.  Hunter is undecided for his major at LWC.

Then- Hunter was a two-year starter along the defensive line for the Admirals.  As a senior in 2015, Hunter ranked 5th on the team with 73 total stops, with 7 tackles for loss.  For his efforts, he was named to the All-Region 3-5A team and garnered numerous player of the week nominations throughout the season.


NATHAN GILLIAM (’15) – Wake Forest

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Now-  Nate saw action in nine games for the Demon Deacons in 2016, including one start vs. #6 Louisville.  Nate redshirted during the 2015 season with the Demon Deacons.  He is expected to compete for a starting position on the offensive line this upcoming spring for Dave Clawson’s offense.  Nate is looking forward to a great career as he continues to develop.  He is currently undecided as a major.

Then- Nate is a 2015 graduate of FHS where he was a three-year starter at offensive tackle for the Admirals.  As a senior in 2014, he was a first-team All-State selection for Class 6A by the TSWA.  He was also named Offensive Linemen of the Year for District 4-AAA and selected to play in the 2014 Toyota East vs. West All-Star game as a senior.


BEN HOFFMAN (’16) – Eastern Kentucky

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Now- Ben has enrolled at Eastern Kentucky University on a full athletic scholarship.  Ben participated in 10 of 11 games for the Colonels as the team’s primary long-snapper on punts.  Ben is undecided for his major at EKU.

Then- Ben is a 2016 graduate of Farragut.  He started along the offensive and defensive lines throughout his career with the Admirals.  He was a three-year starter handling snapping duties for all punts and field goals during his career.  In 2015, Ben was named an Under Armour All-American and ranked 2nd nationally for his efforts as a long-snapper.  In January, he competed in the Under Armour All-American game on ESPN, making him the first Admiral to garner such accomplishments.


JONATHAN KING (’13) – Carson-Newman

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Now- As a redshirt Junior in 2016 at Carson-Newman, Jonathan averaged 43.5 yards per punt with a long of 82.  Before transferring from Tennessee Tech  in 2015, he averaged 40.8 yards on 75 punts with a long of 58 and 21 downed inside the 20 yard line for the Golden Eagles.  As a freshmen in 2014, King averaged 41.5 yards on 79 punts with a long of 63 and 28 downed inside the 20.  Both of these seasons rank near the top of many Golden Eagle program records, while Jonathan garnered All-OVC and NCAA recognition during his time in Cookeville.  Jonathan is currently majoring in Business.

Then- A 2013 graduate from FHS, Jonathan was named the National High School Player of the Year and an All-American by Ray Guy’s  He averaged 46.9 yards per punt and made six of nine field goal tries as a senior.  For his career, King ranks first in field goals made (27) and attempts (43).  As a punter, his 2012 campaign ranks first in program history with a 46.9 yard average on 34 punts.  Jonathan was named Kicker/Punter of the Year in District 4-AAA, All-State, first-team PrepXtra, and was named the 2012 Tennessee Mr. Football Kicker of the Year, Farragut’s only winner of the Mr. Football award.


JACOB NAUMOFF (’16) – Bethel




Now- Jacob has enrolled at Bethel on full athletic scholarship status and redshirted during the 2016 season.  Jacob served as the team’s primary scout team quarterback throughout the fall.  Jacob is eager to enter his second season at Bethel competing for the  Wildcats’ starting Quarterback position.  Jacob is still undecided on his major at Bethel.

Then- Jacob was a two-year starter at QB for the Admirals and all-region performer his senior year at Farragut.  His junior and senior seasons rank 4th and 10th all-time, respectively, for passing yards in a single season in school history.  His career as a starter ranks 4th all-time in passing yards with 3,529 and 6th in career passing TDs with 30.  Jacob also holds the record for most pass attempts in a game with 43 against West in 2014, a game in which he also set the record for most completions by a quarterback with 27.


JEREMIAH PARTIN (’15) – East Tennessee State

Now- Jeremiah earned a walk-on spot on Coach Carl Torbush’s roster for the 2016 season.  Jeremiah is competing for playing time as a sophomore outside linebacker and on special teams for the Bucs in 2017.  Jeremiah is currently majoring in Marketing.

Then- Jeremiah was a three-year starter on defense for the Admirals as an outside linebacker.  He added time as a running back during his junior and senior seasons.  Additionally, Jeremiah was a valuable contributor on special teams all three years.  Jeremiah missed two games in 2014 with an arm injury, but was able to bounce back to lead the defense in wins over Bearden and William Blount to finish the season.  He finished his senior year with 197 yards rushing and 4 TD’s to go along with five receptions for 29 yards.

BRYAN PHILLIPS (’14)Southern Virginia University



Now- Bryan is a junior at Southern Virginia University.  He played in 8 games as a true freshmen in 2014 and was 8 of 26 passing,  for 128 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Bryan has made the switch to play A-back for the Knights, and earned the starting roll for the 2016 season.  Bryan looks to have a breakout year in 2017 as a returning starter for the Knights.

Then- Bryan was a two-year starter at QB, seeing action in 25 games for his career, and all-region performer his senior year at Farragut.  His junior and senior seasons rank 5th and 11th all-time, respectively, for passing yards in a single season in school history.  His career stats rank 3rd all-time in passing yards with 3,543 and 3rd in career passing TDs with 41.  Statistically speaking, Bryan was the 3rd most productive passer in school history.  Bryan also tied a record for most passing touchdowns in a single game with five against Heritage in 2012, a record that he shares with Chris Avans.  Bryan ended is career ranked 6th in school history in total offensive production, with 4,142 yards (passing and rushing) and 50 total TDs.

COLE STRANGE (’16) – Tennessee-Chattanooga

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Now- Cole has enrolled at UT-Chattanooga on full athletic scholarship status.  He redshirted during the 2016 season while suffering an injury to his ankle.  During the fall semester, Cole made the Dean’s List and AD Honor Roll for his 4.0 GPA.  His early prospects will be to provide quality depth along the Mocs’ offensive line at the tackle position.  Cole is undecided as a major at UTC.

Then- Cole was a two-time All-District performer on defense for the Admirals.  In 2015, Cole was named All-State, All-PrepXtra, and Defensive Lineman of the Year for Region 3-5A.  Cole ranked 3rd on the team with 104 total stops, with 18 tackles for loss.  Cole ranks in the top 12 all-time in program history with 226 tackles for his career.  For his accomplishments, Strange competed among the state’s best prospects in the Toyota East/West Game in January.  Cole is a 2016 graduate of Farragut where he was an honor roll student.


TANNER THOMAS (’16) – Columbia University

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Tanner enjoyed a productive freshman campaign for the Columbia Lions in New York during the 2016 season.  Tanner rushed 34 times for 107 yards and 2 touchdowns.  He also returned seven kickoffs for 130 yards.  Tanner will look to compete as the starting running back for the Lions in 2017.  He is currently undecided for his major.

Then- Tanner was a three-year starter at running back for the Admirals.  He ranks 2nd all-time in career rushing yards (5,013) and touchdowns (64).  His rushing marks rank 4th, 5th, and 8th in school history for total yards in an individual season.  He also tied a school record by rushing for six touchdowns against Bearden in 2014.  Tanner earned All-State, All-PrepXtra, and Running Back of the Year honors for Region 3-5A.  Tanner is a 2016 graduate of Farragut where he was an honor roll student.



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