Vols Josh Dobbs and Cam Sutton Invited to Senior Bowl
(utsports.com) KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee senior quarterback Joshua Dobbs and senior defensive back Cameron Sutton have accepted their invitations to the 2017 Reese’s Senior Bowl.
The 68th Annual Reese’s Senior Bowl is set for Jan. 28, 2017 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. Players will report on Jan. 23 for the week of practices. The practices will be televised live on ESPN2 and NFL Network while the game is scheduled for a 2:30 p.m. ET kickoff on NFL Network.
Dobbs has received 2016 Second Team All-SEC coaches honors and 2016 AP Second Team All-SEC honors. He is the fourth Tennessee quarterback all-time to earn All-SEC coaches honors, joining Heath Shuler (1993) Peyton Manning (1995, 1996, 1997) and Tee Martin (1999). He is the seventh to earn AP All-SEC honors, joining Condredge Holloway (1973), Jeff Francis (1988), Andy Kelly (1990, 1991), Shuler (1993), Manning (1995, 1996, 1997) and Martin (1999). Dobbs finished the regular season with 2,655 passing yards and an SEC-best 26 passing touchdowns. He also led the league in pass efficiency with a 152.6 rating. In conference games, Dobbs led the SEC with 24 total touchdowns accounted for, 17 passing touchdowns, 316.9 yards of offense per game, a 151.5 passer rating and 8.6 yards per attempt. Dobbs has also rushed for a UT-quarterback-record 713 yards and nine touchdowns on 139 carries and he owns the program’s all-time career rushing mark for quarterbacks at 2,042 yards. He heads into this month’s Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl with the third most yards of total offense by a single player in Tennessee history at 8,951. Dobbs also ranks fourth in UT history with 591 completions, fourth with 961 pass attempts, fifth with 6,847 passing yards and fifth with 52 passing touchdowns.
Sutton, who has been a shutdown cornerback for the Vols for four-straight years, was limited to six games this season due to an injury he suffered against Ohio on Sept. 17. He returned to action against Kentucky on Nov. 12 and recorded a pair of pass breakups to break Jabari Greer’s UT career record for passes defended. He currently has 22 tackles, two tackles for loss, one interception, and five passes defended on the season. In 44 games played, Sutton has amassed 126 tackles (110 solo), 13.0 tackles for loss, seven interceptions, 37 passes defended, one sack, three forced fumbles and three fumbles recovered. His 37 career passes defended are a Tennessee record. In 2015, Sutton earned Sporting News First Team All-America honors as a punt returner after leading the nation with an 18.7-yard average and returning two punts for touchdowns. His 14.9 career punt-return average (minimum 30 returns) is the best in Tennessee history.