Taylor and Jones to Represent Vols at SEC Media Days

The University of Tennessee announced Wednesday that Cornerback Alontae Taylor and Wide Receiver Velus Jones Jr. along with Head Coach Josh Heupel will represent the Vols next week at SEC Media Days in Hoover, AL.

Taylor, an Alum of Coffee County Central High School, is entering his Senior season at Tennessee has played in 33 games for the Vols, starting 19. He’s tallied 102 tackles, four for loss, nine pass breakups, two interceptions and two forced fumbles in his career. He also recently completed his second term as the vice chair for the Football Leadership Council.

A graduate transfer from USC Jones, a fellow senior, enters his second season at Tennessee as the Vols top returning receiver. In 2020 he caught 22 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns. He was also second in the SEC in kickoff-return average (22.1 yards). Jones enters the 2021 season as the active FBS leader in career kickoff return yards (2,345) and has averaged 23.7 yards on kickoff returns in career.

Heupel is making his SEC Media Days debut after Tennessee hired him from UCF in January to replace Jeremy Pruitt who was fired amid an investigation into recruiting violations and his team’s subpar on field performance.

Tennessee joins Georgia in the Morning session Tuesday.

Will Rabb

Will Rabb

Will is a Middle Tennessee native having been born and raised in Winchester. His love of radio began as a child listening to local stations on the way to school or while falling asleep at night. After High School, where he was active in student media, he attended the University of Tennessee majoring in Journalism and Electronic Media while covering sports for the campus radio station. He then moved into the business professionally as a board op/producer for Cumulus of Knoxville and the Vol Network. His radio journey then took him to Louisiana where he was the lead producer for ESPN New Orleans. After returning home to Winchester, he spent several years broadcasting local sports for stations in Franklin County before joining the Bowman Family. When he’s not at the station, Will enjoys spending time with his wife Shaina and his two fur babies (Toulouse and Belle), cheering on the Vols, Preds and Saints and in the kitchen or behind the grill trying out new recipes.

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