Pruitt on Jennings: 'He's one of my favorite guys'

Pruitt on Jennings: 'He's one of my favorite guys'

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Pruitt on Jennings: 'He's one of my favorite guys'

Jauan Jennings

Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

KNOXVILLE — Jauan Jennings worked his way back into the Tennessee football program last offseason.

The 6-foot-3, 221-pound wide receiver from Murfreesboro, Tenn., has recorded 17 receptions for 207 yards and scored two touchdowns this season.

“We’re 10 months here and Jauan Jennings has done everything that I’ve asked him to do since I’ve been here,” Pruitt said. “He’s one of my favorite guys. Guy competes, works hard. He loves the University of Tennessee, has passion for it.”

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Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Jennings has also recovered from a knee injury during the offseason, missing spring practices.

“He’s healthy,” Pruitt said of Jennings heading into the Alabama game. “I’ve said all along, the guy had a bad knee injury. He just got started practicing in fall camp and it would take him a while to get his legs back under him.

“He’s closer to being healthy, so it’s good to see that. It’s good to see him be able to go out there and compete because I think he’s a guy that has an impact on the other players on our team, so I’m glad for him.”

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