Vols May Start 3 Freshmen in Season Opener

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Updated: 8/27/2013 2:47 pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee coach Butch Jones won't be the only newcomer playing a prominent role in the Volunteers' season opener Saturday against Austin Peay.


Jones said throughout the preseason that many of his freshmen would have to play right away, and a look at Tennessee's depth chart bears that out. As many as three freshmen could be opening their college careers as starters.


Wide receiver Marquez North and cornerback Cameron Sutton already have won starting spots. Wide receiver Josh Smith is listed as a co-starter alongside redshirt freshman Jason Croom. Offensive guard Dylan Wiesman, cornerback Malik Foreman and nickel back Devaun Swafford are on the second team.


Jones said Monday that he expected to play anywhere from 10 to 16 freshmen against Austin Peay.

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