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A 'star' is born

Eric Gordon

One Tennessee football player has gone from doghouse to star the past few months. Sign in or subscribe now for the details.

After filling a supporting role for Tennessee's 2011 football team, Eric Gordon could play a starring role in 2012 ... literally. Gordon spent spring practice working at the so-called "star" position in new coordinator Sal Sunseri's defensive scheme. Similar to nickel back, it's a position that enables Gordon to do a little bit of everything. "Man, I'm blitzing ... I'm covering guys. You never... Recommended Stories

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