Young, a 6-7, 300-pound junior who can play offensive tackle or guard, was ticketed to redshirt this season after falling just short of earning a first-team job in preseason. Vol coaches considered him far too valuable to burn a year of eligibility on backup duty, so they planned to hold him out this fall.
Tennessee's depth in the offensive line has become a concern, however. Guard Chavis Smith missed the first two games with knee and ankle problems. Then Jason Respert, who started Games 1 and 2 at guard, got so banged up that he was relegated to backup duty in Game 3.
''Because of Respert, we're getting Sean Young ready,'' head coach Phillip Fulmer said.
's injury has put Sean Young
's redshirt year in jeopardy.