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Four Vols freshmen lose their black helmet stripes

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Monday's double-session began with the removal of four stripes of Team 118 freshmen. As determined by the players staff defensive lineman Derek Barnett, running back Jalen Hurd, defensive back Emmanuel Moseley and tight end Ethan Wolf were the first four to have their black stripes taken off their helmets.

"That is the other exciting thing today," said head coach Butch Jones. "We have four individuals have their black stripes removed, newcomers in our football program. Derek Barnett,Jalen HurdEmmanuel Moseley, and Ethan Wolf.

"Those four individuals have earned the right to have their stripes taken off. It is something that they will remember forever in their Tennessee careers and when your peers elect to have your stripe taken off, that is a pretty big deal. So very deservingly so."

Jones emphasized the importance of how the newcomers to Team 118 and working hard and battling their older counterparts daily.

"It is an illustration to the rest of the younger players that you are competing against each and every day," said Jones. "Everything from your body language to your approach in the meeting rooms, the way you take the practice field, to your style of play is being evaluated."

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