Tennessee’s freshman class: Who played and who didn’t


KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Eleven true freshmen played in Tennessee’s season-opening victory against Austin Peay.

The debuts ranged from Marquez North, who started and appears to be one of the Vols’ top options at receiver, to linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin, who played only on special teams.

Debuted on Saturday

WR Marquez North

DT Jason Carr

LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin*

CB Cameron Sutton

CB Malik Foreman

WR Paul Harris

S Lemond Johnson*

DE Jaylen Miller

TE A.J. Branisel

WR Josh Smith

DB Devaun Swafford**

Did not play; can still use a redshirt

QB Josh Dobbs

QB Riley Ferguson

OL Austin Sanders

DE Malik Brown

OL Dylan Wiesman

DE Corey Vereen (injury)

OL Brett Kendrick

DE Kendal Vickers

* played only on special teams

** walk-on

Sophomore receiver Johnathon Johnson and junior tight end Woody Quinn, also members of the 2013 signing class, played on Saturday. Junior Riyahd Jones, who is out with an injury, did not play.