Found November 07, 2011 on Fox Sports Tennessee:
So who plays Derrick Brodus in the movie? Will Ferrell? Adam Sandler? Sounds weird, but no weirder than Brodus' story Saturday night in the Volunteers' 24-0 shutout of Middle Tennessee State at Neyland Stadium. Starter Michael Palardy was unavailable after being injured himself following Thursday's practice. Backup Chip Rhome pulled a muscle in pre-game warm-ups and coach Derek Dooley didn't have a kicker. So he called Brodus' frat house, got a policeman to escort him to the stadium and Brodus produced three extra points, plus a 21-yard field goal. "I was at my place watching college football games," Brodus said. "I got a bunch of phone calls from some people from the (football) office. They just said they needed a kicker and they needed me to get to the stadium as fast as I could." Brodus' once-in-a-lifetime story overshadowed a much-improved second game for freshman quarterback Justin Worley, who threw for 291 yards and a pretty 47-yard touchdown pass to Da'Rick Rogers, and the defense limiting the Blue Raiders to 230 total yards in the first shutout since last year's opener against Tennessee-Martin. All of Tennessee's points came in the first half as it snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to 4-5, sweeping its non-conference schedule. If there was a negative, it was that it averaged under than three yards per carry against a 2-6 Sun Belt Conference opponent. But the incredible scenario lived out by Brodus flushed any issues, at least for a night. "He suits up and nails three extra points and a field goal, so he gets the game ball," Dooley said. "I'm proud of him."

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