UT quarterbacks take part in first preseason practice
Junior quarterback Justin Worley will get the first chance to lead Tennessee’s offense in 2013.
Worley, who was No. 1 quarterback throughout spring practice and this month’s training camp, was officially named the starter by head coach Butch Jones on Monday.
The new depth chart released Monday listed redshirt freshman Nathan Peterman as No. 2. The two true freshmen quarterbacks, Riley Ferguson and Josh Dobbs, were not listed.
At running back, senior Rajion Neal beat out Marlin Lane, who has missed parts of camp due to injury and was suspended during the spring.
Cameron Sutton was named starting cornerback, one of three true freshmen players to win at least part of a starting job. Sutton was considered the favorite after junior college transfer Riyahd Jones went down with an injury.
At receiver, true freshman Marquez North is listed as starter along with sophomore Alton "Pig" Howard. Redshirt freshman Jason Croom and true freshman Josh Smith are slotted as co-starters.
North and Smith have never played a college game. Croom played only three games last year before taking a medical redshirt, but did not register a catch. Howard caught 13 passes for 54 yards in 2012.
With Curtis Maggitt still recovering from an offseason ACL surgery, Brent Brewer will join Dontavis Sapp and A.J. Johnson at linebacker in the first-team lineup.
On the defensive line, Corey Miller and Jordan Williams were named starting ends, with seniors Daniel Hood and Daniel McCullers on the inside.
Senior Michael Palardy was named starting punter and placekicker.
UT has posted a full depth chart here.
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