Originally posted on Dr. Saturday  |  Last updated 11/8/11
It was 6:10 p.m. when University of Tennessee student Derrick Brodus got the call. He was lying on the couch in his frat house, waiting for the Tennessee-Middle Tennessee game to start at 7 p.m. when the football office rang and told him they were sending a police escort to get him to the stadium immediately. "I thought it was a dream," Brodus said. "I was just laying on my couch relaxing and I answer my phone and they just tell me that I need to come to the stadium as soon as possible." Minutes before that call, Tennessee had run out of kickers. Starter Michael Palardy had injured himself during Thursday's practice, and backup Chip Rhome pulled a muscle during pregame warmups. That left Brodus, a freshman walk-on, as the Vols' only option. "[Rhome] went out there like the kickers do before pregame and they all come back in a panic," coach Derek Dooley recounted after the game. "I said 'let's get an APB out on Brodus.' It's a good thing he wasn't having too much fun on a Saturday af...
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