It didn’t take long for Tennessee to put points on the scoreboard in Saturday’s game against Arkansas.
Evan Berry returned the game’s opening kickoff for a 96-yard touchdown. It was Tennessee’s longest play of the 2015 season thus far.
Berry — the younger brother of former Tennessee and current Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry — is the first Tennessee player to return multiple kickoffs for scores since Willie Gault in 1980, according to Patrick Brown of the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
The sophomore improved his average to 44.6 yards per kick return, which ranks third in the FBS.
— ESPN (@espn) October 3, 2015
Evan Berry is the first Tennessee player with multiple kickoff return touchdowns in the same season since Willie Gault had three in 1980.
— Patrick Brown (@patrickbrownTFP) October 3, 2015
Evan Berry is now averaging 44.6 yards per kickoff return. Not too shabby.
— Rob Lewis (@Volquest_Rob) October 3, 2015