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Hardwood hero

Hardwood hero

The young prospect exhibited so much size, so much quickness, so much agility and so much competitive fire that Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer figured he'd offer him a scholarship.

That wouldn't be particularly noteworthy except that Fulmer was watching E.J. Abrams-Ward play BASKETBALL. The 6-5, 210-pounder from Thomasville, N.C., was so impressive on the hardwood that Fulmer, offensive coordinator Dave Clawson and receivers coach Latrell Scott knew he'd be an asset to the Vol football program in one capacity or other. "We actually went to see him play basketball – Coach...

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