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This sleeper's a keeper

This sleeper's a keeper

Freshmen whose greatest high school honor was second-team All-Midstate don't make much impact on Tennessee's football program ... especially after missing a season of competition.

So, the fact unheralded rookie Montori Hughes already worked his way into contention for a starting job at defensive tackle has surprised a lot of people ... including Hughes himself. "It was a shock to me," he said recently. "I just came in and tried to make a little noise. I wanted to try to get on the field as fast as I can. It's a great defense, so I just wanted to try my hardest and do my... Recommended Stories

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