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Tauren Poole
RB #38
Height:
5-10
Weight:
210
Age:
24
College:
Tennessee
Experience:
2

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Biography

PRO (0-0/0-0): Tauren Poole signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Steelers on January 27, 2014…signed to the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad on December 26, 2013…released from the Carolina Panthers’ practice squad on October 2, 2013…added to the Panthers’ practice squad on September 1, 2013…released by the Panthers on August 31, 2013…placed on the Panthers’ Reserve/Injured List on September 2, 2012…waived/injured by the Panthers on August 31, 2012…originally signed with the Panthers as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 30, 2012.

PRO (0-0/0-0): Tauren Poole signed a Reserve/Future contract with the Steelers on January 27, 2014…signed to the Indianapolis Colts’ practice squad on December 26, 2013…released from the Carolina Panthers’ practice squad on October 2, 2013…added to the Panthers’ practice squad on September 1, 2013…released by the Panthers on August 31, 2013…placed on the Panthers’ Reserve/Injured List on September 2, 2012…waived/injured by the Panthers on August 31, 2012…originally signed with the Panthers as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 30, 2012.

2013 (0-0): Spent time on the Panthers’ and Colts’ practice squads after being released by the Panthers prior to the start of the regular season.

2012 (0-0): Spent the entire season on the Reserve/Injured List after suffering a rib injury during the preseason.

COLLEGE: Played in 50 games and made 25 starts in his four seasons at Tennessee…rushed for 1,994 yards and 16 touchdowns on 423 carries, averaging 4.7 yards per carry…finished his career with nine 100-yard rushing performances…also caught 45 passes for 343 yards and one touchdown…selected to play in the 2012 East-West Shrine Game where he earned the Pat Tillman Award which is “presented to a player who best exemplifies character, intelligence, sportsmanship and service”…three-time academic All-SEC selection (2008-10)…sports management major. 2011: Started all 12 games…led Tennessee with 693 rushing yards and five rushing touchdowns…turned in three 100-yard rushing performances on the season. 2010: Started all 13 games and earned honorable mention All-SEC honors from the AP…named to the All-SEC third team by Phil Steele…led the Vols with 1,034 yards and 11 touchdowns on 204 carries…tied for the SEC lead with six 100-yard rushing games…also caught 22 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown and caught at least three passes in four contests…12 total touchdowns led the team…his 79.5 rushing yards per game ranked eighth in the SEC…rushed for a career-high 162 yards against Oregon in his second career start, including 140 first half yards…rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns in his first career start against UT Martin. 2009: Appeared in all 13 games, contributing on offense and special teams…carried 10 times on the season for 86 yards. 2008: Played in 12 games and saw action mainly on special teams and as a backup tailback…carried 22 times for 87 yards and recorded four special teams tackles on the season.

PERSONAL: Graduated from Stephens County HS (Toccoa, Ga.)…Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail Player of the Year in 2007…set a pair of school records with 5,519 career rushing yards and 79 touchdowns…rushed for 5,413 yards over his final three high school seasons, including 2,138 yards as a senior…helped his team to three consecutive region titles…academic all-state selection…son of Nina Poole and Todd Rucker…Full name: Tauren Chasmaine Poole…first name is pronounced Tour-in.

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