Sophomore safety Micah Abernathy has been one of the pleasant surprises of the early season the Vols.
In Week 1, he recorded the game-winning play when he batted away a pass in the end zone during overtime against Appalachian State.
He found the record book in Week 2 – scooping up three Virginia Tech fumbles to set a school single-game record in that category. He’s recorded 11 tackles over the first two weeks as well. Abernathy was rewarded for his efforts against the Hokies when he was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week by the league office.
Tennessee released a cool video of Butch Jones and Bob Shoop delivering the news:
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