Freshmen to play early for Vols

September, 5, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Get ready to see a bunch of young players today for Tennessee.

True freshman receivers Nu’Keese Richardson and Marsalis Teague are both listed as starters along with senior Quintin Hancock.

True freshman Bryce Brown will be the second tailback on the field, and true freshman David Oku should also see the field sometime in the first half at running back.

True freshman Janzen Jackson will split time with Dennis Rogan at free safety. Redshirt freshman Aaron Douglas won’t start, but is expected to play some at right offensive tackle. He’s by far the best young offensive line prospect in the program.

The Vols plan to go with Art Evans and Marsalis Johnson as the starting cornerbacks against Western Kentucky.

On the injury front, junior defensive end Gerald Williams is dressed and expected to play. He missed some practice time this week with an ankle injury.

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