Darrell Taylor sets career-high for sacks against Kentucky

Darrell Taylor sets career-high for sacks against Kentucky

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Darrell Taylor sets career-high for sacks against Kentucky

KNOXVILLE – Darrell Taylor recorded four sacks against Kentucky, a career-high for the redshirt junior outside linebacker.

Taylor’s performance earned him with high honors, being named the Walter Camp National FBS Defensive Player of the Week.

After the Kentucky game, Taylor discussed his performance in Tennessee’s 24-7 win over the Wildcats.

“All week we’ve been stressing not letting the quarterback get out of the pocket, and I think the interior guys did an awesome job of pushing the pocket so the edge guys could get around the edge and make sacks and make plays,” Taylor said. “That’s what we stressed all week and it turned out good for us in the game.”

Earlier this season, Taylor recorded three sacks at Georgia in Week 5 and has been a consistent player since.

Taylor attributes coaching throughout the week of practice in making him a better player.

“I think it’s just going through practice,” he said. “Making sure that I’m sound in watching the ball, I’m sound in my get off, making sure I’m using my speed to my abilities.

“I think it’s just my coaches staying on me about not running past the quarterback or not letting the quarterback get out of the pocket. I think we did a great job this weekend. Our coaches stressed it and it showed in the game.”

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