One player that has flown under the radar this season but is playing All-American caliber football is Jerod Mayo. The Volunteers senior linebacker recorded 16 tackles Saturday and made a jaw-dropping hit on Kentucky tight end Jacob Tamme, which led to a fumble and helped send the game into overtime. Expect to hear Mayo’s name mentioned often as we get closer to April. One to watch for in the future is freshman cornerback Brent Vinson. He was around the ball all game long until a shoulder injury forced him out of action late in the game. The 6’2” converted wide out has the potential to be a playmaker on defense.
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