6. Malik Foreman, CB
Malik Foreman’s role has only grown as his Vol career has progressed. Unfortunately for him, his senior season has been marred by injury. But the senior still managed to make some very clutch plays throughout his career. Foreman forced a fumble late in the fourth quarter against South Carolina in 2015 that sealed the game for the Vols, and he punched the ball out of Texas A&M’s possession and through the end zone for a touchback in the fourth quarter as the Vols trailed. Tennessee would go on to tie the game and force overtime in that one.
Foreman has missed four games this season, but he’s started in most of the games he’s played this year and started in 10 of the Vols’ 13 games last season. In his 41 career contests, Foreman has totaled 61 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, three interceptions, and 13 pass breakups.