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Long day for Gordon

Long day for Gordon

Long after his teammates left the practice field, one Tennessee defensive back stayed behind to work on improving his reflexes and hands. It was exactly the kind of thing a senior leader should do.

The catch: Eric Gordon isn't a senior. He isn't even a junior. He's a redshirt freshman cornerback who was annoyed because he dropped some balls he thought he should've intercepted during Saturday's workout. Gordon was so upset, in fact, that he convinced a student manager to stay after practice and throw tennis balls at him. Yep ... tennis balls. Hey, if you can catch a tiny tennis ball, you... Recommended Stories

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