Will Shelton

  • joined Jul 08, 2008
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Will Shelton has served as a Senior Writer & Editor at RockyTopTalk.com since December 2008. A Knoxville native (Alcoa High School '99) and former student at the University of Tennessee, Will is currently the associate pastor at Keith Memorial United Methodist Church in Athens, TN and is happily married to his wife Alex.

In addition to sports blogging, Will also worked as a play-by-play man for Alcoa High School football. He appears on Sports 180 on WNML Knoxville every Friday, and hosts the Rocky Top Talk Podcast.

A lifelong Vol fan, Will continues to give control of his emotional well-being to the Titans, Celtics, and Braves as well, and continues to enjoy writing about himself in the third person.

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  • NBA Boston Celtics
  • NFL Tennessee Titans
  • NCAAF Tennessee Volunteers
  • NCAAB Tennessee Volunteers
  • NHL Nashville Predators
User Blog

Kahlil McKenzie: Biggest Commitment Since...


The five star defensive tackle has Vol fans euphoric, bringing to mind several other hits and misses who were once deemed program-changers...

10 Questions for 2014 - Offensive Line


With five starters gone, the Vols are hoping the backups were only backups because the starters are in the NFL, and hoping newcomers can get the job done at both tackle spots.

10 Questions for 2014 - Worley or Dobbs?


Who will take the most snaps for the Vols this fall? And is there really that much separation between the two?

Jordan McRae Drafted, Traded to 76ers


McRae went in round two to the defending champs, then was traded to Philadelphia.

Jarnell Stokes Drafted, Traded to Memphis


Size 20 is going home to a perfect fit in Memphis.

2014-15 Non-Conference Opponents Announced


A dozen games including an NCAA Tournament rematch and everyone's favorite mid-majors. The Vols continue to schedule aggressively.

Can Jordan McRae Play in the NBA?


As the draft approaches the Vol senior is just on the cusp of many mock drafts? Will he get in, and what will NBA teams find in this scoring machine?

Where Will Jarnell Stokes Be Drafted?


After an incredible run in the NCAA Tournament, the mammoth rebounder has been moving up draft boards. Could Jarnell Stokes crack the first round and be an instant impact player for a contender next year?

10 Questions for 2014 - Defensive Line


Better talent is already here with more on the way, but how fast can the Vols catch up to the rest of the SEC in one of the most important position groups?

10 Questions for 2014 - Youth in the Secondary


Seven new defensive backs join thirteen returning faces as the Vols look for an upgrade in the secondary.

10 Questions for 2014 - Special Teams


A young Tennessee team loses its kicking and punting specialist to the NFL, and the Vols will need to press the kicking game to help their upset cause this fall.

10 Questions for 2014: Pace of Play


Butch Jones wants the Vols to be faster, but is Tennessee ready for that on either side of the ball?

Hope for the Best, Plan For...


Without the option of Riley Ferguson, the Vols' needs at quarterback are in both quality and quantity, both present and future.

10 Questions for 2014 - Pressure on the QB


Tennessee is in an eight year drought when it comes to getting pressure on the quarterback. What will be different in John Jancek's second year as defensive coordinator?

Riley Ferguson Leaves The Vols


Tennessee's redshirt freshman is reportedly leaving the program without taking a snap. This puts the Vol offense back in the hands of the three quarterbacks who started last year, and creates an instant need in recruiting.

10 Questions for 2014 - Freshmen Under The Radar


The Vols signed a Top 5 class and will welcome more of them to campus for the summer semester. Which players may not crack the starting lineup but will be needed to provide immediate depth?

Donnieball Begins To Take Shape


One month, eight new faces, and an interesting future. Donnie Tyndall has reshaped the Vol roster out of necessity, but the results are both wise and promising. Tennessee needs a point guard, a center, and the chemistry to ignite.

A History of Vols Leaving Early for the NFL


Normally if you're leaving early, you're a guarantee. But more and more players are declaring for the draft and not hearing their names called, including three former Vols in the last two years.

Ju'Wuan James & O-Line Pride


One of the best offensive lines in school history sends the first of several to the NFL Draft

The 5 Most Overachieving Tennessee Teams


Which Tennessee teams rose above and beyond talent and expectations? Three champions and two others which may surprise you make our list.

Overachieving & Underachieving Series: The Middle


Which Vol teams performed close to their talent level and expectations in the last 25 years?

The 5 Most Underachieving Tennessee Teams


The first of a three part series looking at the last 25 years of Tennessee Football. Which Vol squads underachieved, overachieved, or were just right? We begin today with the five most underachieving teams.

SEC Future Schedules: Third Saturday Lives On


Tennessee and Alabama get to stay together as the league adopts a new non-conference scheduling policy.

2015 Schedule: What Will Tyndall Face in Year One?


A preseason tournament with two heavyweights, the Big 12/SEC Challenge, a lighter-than-usual SEC slate and the possible return of one of our biggest rivalries begin to fill Tennessee's 2014-15 basketball schedule. How will Donnie Tyndall schedule?

Let Donnie Be Donnie


The Vols have hired Southern Miss head coach Donnie Tyndall as their next leader. Comparisons will fly today, both positive and negative, but the new man has done enough on his own to deserve the chance to be his own man.

Michael White Turns Down Tennessee - What Next?


The basketball coaching search continues, with the Vols apparently missing out on their top target. Michael White has reportedly elected to stay with Louisiana Tech, and the Vol administration once again fails to inspire confidence.

Report: Search Turns to Michael White


Multiple sources are reporting the Vols have focused in on Louisiana Tech coach Michael White

Poll: Who Would You Hire?


Among realistic names, which coach would Vol fans most like to see in Knoxville?

Tennessee Coaching Candidates


Who will be the next men's basketball coach in Knoxville? We've got a dozen names from Wichita to Chattanooga.

Will Tennessee Pay to be an Elite Program?


Cuonzo Martin leaves Tennessee as the SEC's 11th highest paid coach and with a relationship certainly damaged between he and the administration. Will Dave Hart pay up to commit to the basketball success this fanbase desires?

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