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“He’s Like My Big Brother”: Tennessee Players Talk Post Football Practice

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Tennessee freshman DB De’Shawn Rucker talks to the media after fall camp practice. Photo by Rocky Top Insider.

The Tennessee Volunteers football team wrapped up their third fall camp football practice on Tuesday. Afterward, some of the Vols’ defensive backs spoke with the media on campus. Three of Tennessee’s defensive backs sat down for a couple of minutes each and talked about what fall camp has been like, as well as their expectations for the future.

For the most part, the defensive backs talked about the changes to the secondary and how they have been running things with that group. They also spent some time talking about the other players in their group and their position coach, Willie Martinez.

For continued Tennessee football fall camp practice coverage, stay tuned to Rocky Top Insider. Watch video highlights of Tennessee’s Tuesday morning practice as well as Tuesday’s practice notes and observations there.

Tennessee DB Doneiko Slaughter

“It was a huge difference… going from high school to starting against South Carolina. And it was a COVID season.”

Tennessee DB Christian Charles

“I’m a freshman, so I’ve never been to a fall camp like this. Meetings, being mentally focused for a long time, that’s been the biggest challenge for me.”

Tennessee DB De’Shawn Rucker

“Alontae… he’s like my big brother. We have a program called the Big Brothers program. He took me under his wing and has done a great job.”

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One Response

  1. I wish you would please TURN UP THE VOLUME on the microphones.
    I have my volume turned up all the way on my computer and still can’t hear the questions from the interviewers nor the answers from the players.
    Everything sounds like a whisper. I’m a VOL fan from Mississippi and I rely on you guys for UT news. Help!

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