Three Vols garner All-SEC honors
Tennessee landed three players on the Coaches All-SEC Team, as announced by the conference on Tuesday. However, the Vols (8-4, 5-3) didn’t have a first-team selection on offense or defense.
Sophomore kick returner Evan Berry was the lone Tennessee selection on the First-Team. As for the Second-Team, sophomore running back Jalen Hurd made the cut as did sophomore defensive end Derek Barnett.
Berry ranks first in the NCAA in kickoff return average with 38.3 yards per attempt. Hurd is fifth in the SEC in rushing yards per game (96.5). He ran for 1,158 yards in 12 starts this season. He was the first Tennessee sophomore to rush for 1,000 yards in a season.
Barnett started all 12 regular season games in 2015 at right defensive end. He was Tennessee’s third-leading tackler (61) and led the team with nine sacks and was second on the team with 11 ½ tackles for a loss.