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South Pittsburg Iron Man

David Jones

What is it about the South Pittsburg area that seems to produce tough-as-nails linebackers who hit like a ton of bricks dropped from the top of a TVA smoke stack onto a truckload of pumpkins?

Two of the top in-state linebacker talents Tennessee has ever signed hailed from Marion County in the persons of Eddie Moore of South Pittsburg and Eric Westmoreland of nearby Jasper. Both came from these small mountain communities as unheralded prospects. Both players were two-way stars at running back and linebacker. Both played strong-side linebacker at UT, lettering four years and serving as... Recommended Stories