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Name: Cade Mays (Transfer from Georgia)
College: Tennessee     Number: 68
Height: 6-5   Weight: 325
Position: OT  Pos2: OG
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2022

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   40 Time: 5.29
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 Data Scout Notes: 2020: POutland...2019: Transferred from Georgia to Tennessee on Jan 8 '19. Wore #77 in '19. Was 318 in '19. Started 6 gms at RG, 2 sts at RT, 2 sts at LG, 1 st at LT, played some C vs Missouri, 11 sts, 14 gms in '19. FWAA Freshman All-American, 247 Sports Freshman All-American, SEC All-Freshman Team w/6 sts at RG, 1 st at LT, 11 gms, missed 3 gms due to injury in '18. Very versatile guy who can play all positions.

 Cade Mays, Tennessee, Player News

  11/12/21 - OT Cade MaysrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 325 (DS#4 OT) + More +

  NOV 8 SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Cade Mays, OT, Tennessee,...Mays paved the way and protected for a Tennessee offense that racked up 462 yards of total offense in a 45-42 win at No. 18 Kentucky...The win over a ranked opponent on the road saw Mays play every offensive snap at right tackle as he did not allow a pressure, a sack, or a penalty...Mays was a part of a Tennessee unit that put up 42 points - its most vs. a ranked opponent since scoring 45 vs. Northwestern in the 2016 Outback Bowl...For the season, Mays has now played 418 snaps without allowing a sack. - SEC Football

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  10/04/21 - OT Cade MaysrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 325 (DS#4 OT) + More +

  OCT 4 SEC OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK: Cade Mays, OT, Tennessee,...Mays, making the start at right tackle, paved the way for a 683-yard output as Tennessee topped Missouri for a 62-24 road win. Mays did not allow a pressure or a penalty...With the help of Mays, Tennessee finished with 458 yards on the ground, representing the most rushing yards in a road game in school history and the most overall since rushing for 513 yards against Washington & Lee on Nov. 10, 1951...The Vols' 683 yards of total offense were their most since racking up 684 yards at Texas A&M on Oct. 8, 2016...Mays was dominant in a first quarter that saw UT rack up 28 points, the most in the first quarter for the Vols since scoring 35 vs. Arkansas on Nov. 11, 2000. - SEC Football

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  08/26/21 - OT Cade MaysrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 325 (DS#4 OT) + More +

  Tennessee earned a preseason All-SEC honor in all three phases of the game Tuesday. Senior offensive lineman Cade Mays, a Knoxville native, was voted to the first team by the league's coaches. He could start at guard or tackle. Cornerback Alontae Taylor, a Manchester native, made the third team. He had 29 tackles and five pass breakups last season and enters this year as one of the Vols' best defenders. Punter Paxton Brooks was voted to the second team. He averaged 43.6 yards per punt in 2020 and ranked fourth in the SEC. Mays, Taylor and Brooks were also voted to the preseason All-SEC team voted on by the media, which was released in July. - Knoxville News Sentinel

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  01/02/21 - OT Cade MaysrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 325 (DS#4 OT) + More +

  One of Tennessee's top offensive linemen will return for another season rather than head to the NFL. Right guard Cade Mays plans to return to the Vols in 2021, a team spokesman confirmed to Knox News on Thursday. Mays, a junior, started seven games this season, his first year with Tennessee after transferring from Georgia. The former Knoxville Catholic High School star made his debut for Tennessee on Oct. 3 against Missouri after receiving transfer waivers from the NCAA and SEC, allowing him eligibility to play this season rather than sit out one season under NCAA transfer rules. He started at right tackle against Missouri before shifting to right guard for his remaining starts. He missed the final two games of the season with a lower leg injury. - Knoxville News Sentinel

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  10/23/20 - OT Cade MaysrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 325 (DS#4 OT) + More +

  Cade Mays took about 30 seconds collecting his thoughts and carefully choosing his words Tuesday as he answered the question of why Georgia wasn't the right fit. "There were just things that were not really - I'm looking for the right word - things that just weren't like …," Mays said, before pausing to think. "It wasn't really for me, you know? So, I felt like I had to transfer, and so I did so, and now I'm happy with where I am." Mays, a junior offensive lineman, won a contentious transfer waiver process to gain eligibility to play for Tennessee this season after transferring from Georgia in January. Mays spoke with reporters Tuesday for the first time since his transfer.

As an intraconference transfer, Mays needed waivers from the NCAA and SEC to gain immediate eligibility and not have to sit out a season. Initially, the NCAA denied Mays' waiver. Then prominent Knoxville lawyer Gregory P. Isaacs took up Mays' case and ratcheted up the public campaign to get Mays cleared. Isaacs told Knox News in August that "because of a variety of factors, it was a toxic environment (at Georgia) that did not support Cade Mays' well-being as a student-athlete." Coach Jeremy Pruitt and teammates spoke out on Mays' behalf. The NCAA reconsidered and granted a waiver, and SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, at recommendation from the conference's presidents and chancellors, issued blanket waivers to any intraconference transfer athletes looking to compete this year. - Knoxville News Sentinel


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  10/09/20 - OT Cade MaysrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 325 (DS#4 OT) + More +

  Ever since Mays announced his decision to transfer, Bulldog players have seemed to have his back. "You can't shake your head at the kid for wanting to do what he felt was best for himself and his family," senior offensive lineman Ben Cleveland said. "That's what everybody on the team here wants because once you're part of the family, we want what's best for you and what's best for your family. That's what he felt was best for him and his family, so I feel like we stood behind him as his teammates as he went on that journey." That being said, Cleveland and other Bulldogs over recent weeks have said they haven't experienced any kind of toxic environment during their time at Georgia.

Mays wears No. 68 for the Vols. His brother Cooper, also an offensive lineman, wears 63. Whatever Mays felt about his surroundings in the previous two years, he returns to what will surely be a hostile environment come Saturday afternoon. The saga of Mays' transfer, the lawsuit, the severed pinky and the off-then-on waiver will finally come to a head between the hedges. In a league full of blood feuds, the Georgia-Tennessee rivalry just got ratcheted up a notch. - Macon Telegraph


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  10/07/20 - OT Cade MaysrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 325 (DS#4 OT) + More +

  One of the subplots of Saturday's game will be Vols offensive lineman Cade Mays facing his former team. Mays transferred to Tennessee in January after two seasons with the Bulldogs. Mays made his Vols debut in Saturday's 35-12 victory over Missouri after he received an SEC transfer waiver, granting him immediate eligibility, earlier in the week. Mays previously received an NCAA transfer waiver. "I know Cade is really happy that he's getting a chance to play. He's very thankful for that," Pruitt said. "He went against most of these (Georgia players) every single day. When you're a competitor, on both sides of the ball, it's going to be no different for the kids from Georgia. They're used to going against Cade, and Cade is used to going against them. They'll be real familiar with each other." Mays has not been made available to the media since his transfer. - Athens Daily Banner

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  10/03/20 - OT Cade MaysrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 325 (DS#4 OT) + More +

  The Tennessee coach needed to find offensive lineman Cade Mays. He had important news to share. Pruitt circled the Anderson Training Center three times in search of Mays before giving up and calling him. "He was up in the film room studying film," Pruitt said Wednesday on the "Vol Calls" radio show. Mays already had heard the news. He'd received his SEC transfer waiver, making him eligible to play this season. Mays, a transfer from Georgia who can play any spot on the offensive line, is expected to give No. 20 Tennessee (1-0, 1-0 SEC) a boost when it hosts Missouri (0-1, 0-1) on Saturday (noon ET, SEC Network). "When you're sitting there in limbo, there's lots of things that go through your mind," Pruitt said on "Vol Calls." "I'm sure this is absolutely a burden that's off his chest now." Without a waiver, transfers must sit out one season. Mays, a junior with 18 games of starting experience, had previously received an NCAA transfer waiver for immediate eligibility. SEC bylaws require intraconference transfers to also receive a transfer waiver from the conference. - Knoxville News Sentinel

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  09/21/20 - OT Cade MaysrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 325 (DS#4 OT) + More +

  The NCAA notified No. 15 Tennessee on Thursday that offensive lineman Cade Mays' appeal for a waiver to play immediately has been approved. Now it's up to the Southeastern Conference and Commissioner Greg Sankey to allow Mays to transfer inside the league after the lineman started his career at Georgia. Pruitt said he hadn't really had a chance to talk to Sankey much about this situation. But he said the commissioner has done a great job of leadership with Sankey's No. 1 area protecting players and putting athletes first. "I have a lot of confidence in the outcome," Pruitt said. Mays is a native of Knoxville whose father, Kevin, was a team captain at Tennessee and an All-Southeastern Conference guard in 1994. Mays announced his decision to transfer in January, and the attorney for Mays' parents accused Georgia of leaking news that the lineman's parents had sued the university in December. The lawsuit filed in Georgia came about two years after an incident in which Kevin Mays lost part of his little finger after it was caught in a folding chair at a dinner for recruits at Sanford Stadium. - AP College Football

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  09/16/20 - OT Cade MaysrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 325 (DS#4 OT) + More +

  Trey Smith applauds the way Cade Mays is handling himself as he awaits his NCAA transfer waiver fate. "He's busting his butt. He's going to practice," Smith said of his fellow Tennessee offensive lineman. Smith contrasted that with his image of the NCAA decision makers who hold Mays' fate for the 2020 season in their hands. "The people who are making these decisions are just sitting in a meeting room, just drinking coffee and just looking at paper," Smith said. "You know, so it's really asinine, to say the least, man." The NCAA denied Mays' transfer waiver in August. Tennessee has filed a request that the NCAA reconsider its decision to deny the transfer waiver, and additional information was submitted to the NCAA, Knoxville lawyer Gregory P. Isaacs confirmed to Knox News on Tuesday. Isaacs is representing Mays through the waiver appeal process. "We're optimistic that we're going to hear something in the near future," Isaacs told Knox News when asked for an update on Mays' status. - Knoxville News Sentinel

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  08/19/20 - OT Cade MaysrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 325 (DS#4 OT) + More +

  Former Vols coach Lane Kiffin, who is in his first season as coach of Ole Miss, took to Twitter on Wednesday to join others advocating for offensive lineman Cade Mays to play this season. The Georgia transfer from Knoxville was denied a waiver for immediate eligibility. "Free Cade Mays! Feel for you Cade," Kiffin wrote, posting a link to a petition that Tennessee fans created for Mays. Tennessee sophomore offensive lineman Wanya Morris also posted a link to the petition. Former UT basketball player Grant Williams of the Boston Celtics also showed his support of Mays. UT is appealing the decision. Mays transferred to Tennessee from Georgia in January shortly after starting at left tackle for the Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl. The former Catholic standout started 18 games in his two seasons in Athens, taking snaps at all five positions along the offensive line. Mays, a junior, was projected as a starter for the Vols this year and is a potential first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. - The Clarion Ledger

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  08/19/20 - OT Cade MaysrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 325 (DS#4 OT) + More +

  Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt put his Volunteers through that long-awaited first day of preseason practice Monday afternoon but provided some disappointing news afterward. Junior offensive lineman Cade Mays, the former five-star signee from Knox Catholic who played all five positions for the Georgia Bulldogs the past two seasons before transferring to Tennessee in January, had his waiver for immediate eligibility denied by the NCAA. Tennessee is appealing the ruling. Pruitt, who attained immediate eligibility as a defensive back after transferring from Middle Tennessee State to Alabama in 1995, expressed frustration with the verdict.

"Why should we stand in the way of a young man or woman trying to figure out where the right place for them is?" Pruitt said. "Right now that's not the rule, but I hope that it eventually will be the rule. I know that for everybody who has transferred from our place, I have written a letter for a recommendation for them to the NCAA that requested that they be approved for immediate eligibility. "I know it's frustrating for Cade, and it's frustrating for our team." Tennessee senior guard Trey Smith responded to the news by posting on Twitter, "Interesting how other positions get cleared seemingly without hassle," referring to quarterbacks such as Justin Fields, Tate Martell and JT Daniels, who each obtained immediate eligibility after transferring. Mays then asked Tennessee quarterback Jarrett Guarantano on Twitter if he could "rock that No. 2 (jersey) for a season." - Chattanooga Times Free Press


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  07/23/20 - OT Cade MaysrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 325 (DS#4 OT) + More +

  2020 OUTLAND TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: G Cade Mays, Tennessee,...Mays, who will be a junior this season, transferred to UT from Georgia in the offseason after playing a key part on the Bulldogs' offensive line the past two years, playing in 25 games while making 18 starts. Mays was a FWAA Freshman All-American and SEC All-Freshman team selection in 2018. The junior showed his versatility last season, starting at least one game at every position along the offensive line except for center, while helping lead the Bulldogs to a Sugar Bowl victory over Baylor. - Tennessee Football

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  06/10/20 - OT Cade MaysrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 325 (DS#4 OT) + More +

  Tennessee football played the waiting game last summer as defensive lineman Aubrey Solomon sought an NCAA transfer waiver. Finally, on Aug. 27, less than a week away from UT's season opener, the Vols learned that Solomon received his waiver and would be eligible to play. A year later, the Vols once again find themselves waiting to learn the fate of a key transfer who projects to step into a prominent role if he receives his waiver. The waiver quest for offensive lineman Cade Mays, a transfer from Georgia, continues.

Mays initially had two avenues to get on the field this season. The NCAA had considered voting this spring on a one-time transfer exception rule that, if passed, would allow transferring players to play at their new school immediately, as long as they have not previously transferred. However, the NCAA opted not to take up the issue and pushed it off until after this season. Now, Mays' hope of playing this season rests with his waiver quest. He's represented by power attorney Tom Mars. - Knoxville News Sentinel


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  01/09/20 - OT Cade MaysrSr/2022, Tennessee, 6-5, 325 (DS#4 OT) + More +

  Offensive lineman Cade Mays is leaving Georgia and returning to his hometown to continue his college football career at Tennessee, where he will have an opportunity to play alongside his younger brother. Tennessee announced Thursday that it had added Mays, who has spent the last two seasons at Georgia. Tennessee sent out a tweet with the Knoxville Catholic graduate's picture along with the message, "Welcome #HomeSweetHome, Cade!" "As a guy with multiple years of starting experience on the offensive line in the SEC, Cade is a tremendous addition to our program," Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt said in a statement. "He's tough and he's powerful, and he is a versatile player who can line up anywhere on the offensive line. He will have an impact on the field, and he will also have a positive effect on our team and in the offensive line room with his leadership ability."

Mays' attorney said the offensive lineman will have a strong case to be granted immediate eligibility in 2020. Tom Mars, whose sports law practice has offices in Atlanta and Rogers, Arkansas, accused Georgia of leaking news that Mays' parents, Kevin and Melinda Mays, filed a lawsuit against the University of Georgia in December. The lawsuit was filed in the State Court of Clarke County about two years after an incident in which Kevin Mays lost part of his little finger after it was caught in a folding chair at a dinner for recruits at Sanford Stadium. Kevin Mays was a team captain at Tennessee and an All-Southeastern Conference guard in 1994. - AP College Football


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