KNOXVILLE — Steven Fowlkes has identified his role in Tennessee's football defense.
Now the Volunteers' journeyman is trying to perfect his pass-rushing specialization.
The 6-foot-5, 255-pound former receiver has the long arms and frame typical of a quarterback-hurrying defensive end, and the fifth-year senior has embraced his spot.
"I think that's an important role for the team," Fowlkes said after Thursday night's practice, the team's first since returning from its six-day getaway to Milligan College. "Coach [Derek] Dooley always talks about doing your role the best way possible. I understand that's my role, so every day I try to get extra work on pass rush, try to watch more film and try to get my pass-rush game right."