Friday Top 10: Most Memorable Plays of The Jones Era

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    10. Abernathy saves the day against Appalachian State

    Photo Credit: Mason Burgin/RTI

    Photo Credit: Mason Burgin/RTI

    Making his first career start against Appalachian State to begin the 2016 season, safety Micah Abernathy probably didn’t think he would need to make the game-clinching play in overtime. But after the Vols struggled their way through a Thursday evening opener against the Mountaineers, it was the sophomore safety who locked down an App. State receiver, and knocked a fourth-down pass away in the end zone in overtime to seal the victory, giving a huge sigh of relief to the Vols. It’s difficult to say how the season might’ve turned if UT didn’t finish that game off.

    *Honorable mention to Josh Malone’s touchdown catch and Cam Sutton’s interception in that game as well

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