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Social Media Reacts to Nico Iamaleava’s First Career Start

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Social Media reacts to Tennessee’s 33-27 win over Kentucky on Saturday night in Lexington.

Tennessee football picked up a 35-0 victory over Iowa in the Cheez-It Citrus Bowl on Monday.

Freshman quarterback Nico Iamaleava received game MVP for his four-touchdown performance. Three of Iamaleava’s scores came on the ground, and he also added 151 yards through the air on 12 completions.

It’s no secret that Iamaleava’s start was one of the most anticipated games by a UT quarterback in quite some time. As all eyes were on No. 8 Monday, watching the freshman run for three scores and lead Tennessee to a shutout win over one of the best defenses in the nation, there were many reactions to Iamaleava’s performance on social media.

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Some of the best ones, including posts from VFLs Hendon Hooker and Trey Smith, among others, are below.


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  1. Takes eleven to make a good quarter back successful. It takes natural ability and hours practicing with receivers to be great. Injuries and the quarter back / receivers becoming targets can change success to failure.

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