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Karl's a key for UT defense

Karl's a key for UT defense

He's small for a linebacker but he makes a big difference for Tennessee's defense.

Back from an eight-week layoff caused by a back injury, Ryan Karl recorded two tackles and a pass breakup in Tuesday's final preseason scrimmage. What he contributes goes far beyond statistics, however. He's a combination CEO and cheerleader, keeping the stop unit organized and motivated. "Ryan gets us lined up," head coach Phillip Fulmer said. "He's got an energy about him and he... Recommended Stories

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