KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Josh Dobbs represents most everything that was right about Tennessee football this season, proving himself as a leader on and off the field.
Dobbs will essentially serve as an ambassador for the Vols at the Senior Bowl, too, as he’ll represent the Tennessee brand while looking to improve his draft stock.
Phil Savage, the Senior Bowl executive director and the former general manager of the Cleveland Browns, said he’s eager to see Dobbs again.
“The Reese’s Senior Bowl will be a huge opportunity for Josh,” Savage told SECCountry.com. “Because of his intangibles, the clubs are going to love him.
“On the field his ability to transition from a spread offense to a more conventional NFL-style system will begin in Mobile,” he said. “We are an all-star game first and foremost, so Josh was certainly one of those during his productive SEC career.”
The Senior Bowl takes place at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.
Dobbs got back on the practice field this week as the Vols (8-4) began preparing for their Music City Bowl matchup against Nebraska (9-3) in earnest.
“It feels good just to jump out there and play live football and compete against the defense,” Dobbs said. “We’re gonna have to play our style of football and play fast and play physical for four quarters.”
— Mike Griffith (@MikeGriffith32) November 22, 2016
JOSH DOBBS, By the numbers
• Dobbs rating was 152.6, 1st in the SEC, 20th in the nation
• Dobbs passed for 26 TDs, 1st in the SEC, T-17th in the nation
Points Responsible For
• Dobbs was responsible for 216 points, 1st in the SEC, 12th in the nation
Rushing Yards, QB
• Dobbs had 713 rushing yards, 3rd in the SEC, 10th in the nation
• Dobbs averaged 280.7 yards per game, 4th in the SEC, 27th in the nation