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Breakout Vols: running back

Marlin Lane

This is the second in a series of articles examining Tennessee football players who appear poised for "breakout" seasons in 2012. This one focuses on the running back position.

Sometimes the biggest obstacle in recovering from ACL surgery is mental, not physical. Case in point: Tennessee running back Marlin Lane. Just one year removed from major knee surgery when he arrived at Tennessee last fall, Lane did little to justify his status as a four-star recruit. He averaged a nondescript 3.7 yards per carry en route to 280 yards. If you deduct a 45-yard run at Arkansas...

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