How Former Vols Performed in the 2018 NFL Season

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    The 2018 NFL season has come to a close, and now it’s time for the playoffs. Before the postseason begins, let’s take a look back at the regular season and how former Vols performed in the league this year.

    Tennessee had 27 former players appear in at least one game in the 2018 NFL regular season. Running back Alvin Kamara and defensive back Justin Coleman highlighted a solid year for former Vols in the league. Several former Vols did have their seaosns cut short due to injury, most notably former first round pick Derek Barnett. But one Vol legend, Eric Berry, returned from injury late in the season and finally saw some action. Berry made a start late in the Kansas City Chiefs’ season, marking his first game action since the beginning of the 2017 season.

    Here’s how all of Tennessee’s former players performed in the NFL this past season.

    Quarterback

    Josh Dobbs, Pittsburgh
    6-of-12, 43 yards, INT
    4 carries, 11 yards
    (5 games)

    Running Back

    Alvin Kamara, New Orleans
    194 carries, 883 yards (4.6 average), 14 TD
    81 receptions, 709 yards (8.8 average), 4 TD
    (15 games)

    John Kelly, Los Angeles Rams
    27 carries, 74 yards (2.7 average)
    2 receptions, 27 yards (13.5 average)
    (4 games)

    Wide Receiver

    Cordarrelle Patterson, New England
    21 receptions, 247 yards (11.8 average), 3 TD
    42 carries, 228 yards (5.4 average), TD
    23 kick returns, 28.8 averge, TD
    (15 games)

    Justin Hunter, Pittsburth (IR)
    3 receptions, 21 yards (5 games)

    Josh Malone, Cincinnati
    1 reception, 12 yards (9 games)

    Tight End

    Jason Croom, Buffalo
    22 receptions, 259 yards (11.8 average), TD

    Luke Stocker, Tennessee
    15 receptions, 165 yards (11 average), 2 TD (16 games)

    Offensive Line

    Zach Fulton, Houston
    13 starts

    Ramon Foster, Pittsburgh
    16 starts

    Ja’Wuan James, Miami
    15 starts

    Defensive Line

    Derek Barnett, Philadelphia (IR)
    16 tackles, 2.5 sacks (6 games)

    Malik Jackson, Jacksonville
    37 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 7 TFLs, 1 pass defended (16 games)

    Daniel McCullers, Pittsburgh
    5 tackles, sack (15 games)

    Linebacker

    LaTroy Lewis, Tennessee
    1 game

    A.J. Johnson, Denver
    1 game

    Jalen Reeves-Maybin, Detroit (IR)
    13 tackles (9 games)

    Secondary

    Eric Berry, Kansas City
    11 tackles (2 games)

    Justin Coleman, Seattle
    55 tackles, 0.5 sack, INT, FF, FR, 10 passes defended, INT return for TD (16 games)

    Rashaan Gaulden, Carolina
    18 tackles (15 games)

    Emmanuel Moseley, San Francisco (IR)
    tackle (1 game)

    Cam Sutton, Pittsburgh
    22 tackles, 3 passes defended, INT, FF (15 games)

    Special Teams

    Dustin Colquitt, Kansas City
    45 punts, 1,824 yards, 44.9 average (16 games)

    Trevor Daniel, Houston
    74 punts, 3,237 yards, 43.7 average (16 games)

    Britton Colquitt, Cleveland
    83 punts, 3,767 yards, 45.4 average (16 games)

    Matt Darr, Buffalo
    20 punts, 809 yards, 40.5 average (5 games)

    Michael Palardy, Carolina
    61 punts, 2,759 yards, 45.2 average (16 games)