Jennings Shows Even More Versatility

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    Photo Credit: Mason Burgin/RTI

    Photo Credit: Mason Burgin/RTI

    There’s something about Jauan Jennings and Hail Marys.

    The Tennessee sophomore receiver made one of the most iconic catches in Tennessee history against Georgia when he grabbed a Hail Mary pass from Joshua Dobbs to give the Vols a dramatic last-second 34-31 win over the Bulldogs on Oct. 1 of this year.

    So when Kentucky sent the offense back on the field for a desperation pass situation at the end of the first half on Saturday, it wasn’t surprising to see the UT coaching staff turn to Jennings to make a cameo on defense.

    Jennings and fellow receiver Josh Malone entered the game as deep safeties, and it was Jennings who went up in a crowd and made the interception to end the half and help make sure Kentucky stayed off the board on that possession.

    And while that was more of a situational play, Jennings has shown his versatility all season. He and Joshua Dobbs are the only two players on the team that have recorded a rush, a pass and a reception this season. Jennings took a carry out of the wildcat formation on Saturday against Kentucky.

    The converted high school quarterback also threw his second career touchdown pass this year at Texas A&M. He’s also one of the best pure blockers on the team:

    In addition to claiming his spot as one of the most clutch players in recent UT history, Jennings is also now proving to be one of the most versatile.