Wood-Anderson describes JUCO transition to SEC

Wood-Anderson describes JUCO transition to SEC

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Wood-Anderson describes JUCO transition to SEC

KNOXVILLE – JUCO transfer tight end Dominick Wood-Anderson had three receptions for 53 yards in Tennessee’s 14-3 win over Charlotte.

Following the game Jeremy Pruitt discussed his tight end through nine games this season, saying he “has good ability.”

Wood-Anderson arrived at Tennessee in time for fall training camp, missing spring practices.

“I think some of the limitations on him catching the ball is him knowing what to do,” Pruitt said. “He wasn’t here in the spring, so when you go to the SEC, it’ll take you a little while to get acclimated to the speed of the game and the demands in practice.

“I think Dom is a really talented guy that has improved a lot since he’s been here. He been a better blocker, and he’s learning to run routes much better. So, hopefully this can be the beginning of him doing something down the road.”

On the season, Wood-Anderson has ten receptions for 108 yards and has scored one touchdown.

Following the Charlotte game, Wood-Anderson described his transition from Arizona Western College to UT.

“Junior college wasn’t as complex,” he said. “It was more simple, so coming here I had to really put in the time for the offense. You would have thought I was a freshman when I first got here because I didn’t know anything. It took me a while to grasp it. I have come a long ways.”

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Photo by Dan Harralson, Vols Wire

Part of Wood-Anderson’s progression this season is due to tight ends coach Brian Niedermeyer.

“He’s helped a whole lot,” Wood-Anderson said. “He works his butt off to try and get the tight ends to understand what they are doing and how to execute.”

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