Knee injury ends Joseph Ayres' UT career

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Tennessee defensive line coach John Palermo, right, talks with defensive lineman Joseph Ayres, center, during practice at Haslam Field on Aug. 3.

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ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL Tennessee defensive line coach John Palermo, right, talks with defensive lineman Joseph Ayres, center, during practice at Haslam Field on Aug. 3.

Few athletes have ever wanted to play football for Tennessee more than Joseph Ayres.

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Comments » 12

johnlg00 writes:

And the hits keep coming! Guess the Vols are going to have their character tested to the max this year. We'll see who can step up perhaps a lot sooner than anyone would have wanted. We'll also see how imaginative and adaptable CBJ and staff are. Pretty hard to run a tight-end-friendly system with currently only one real tight end.

ktownddy writes:

Tuesday must have been one heck of a practice...

GreerVol22 writes:

young man gave his ALL. Get well soon.

Rookie2 writes:

Hate to hear that. Sounds like a true VFL. Maybe Woody can step up, if he's not still in the tunnel looking around for his mouth piece.

TommyJack writes:

Best of luck to the lad.

Snapshot writes:

Man, what rotten luck. Good luck to you Joseph.

atnvol#283282 writes:

Thanks Joseph for your play, character, and representation. We are honored to have men like you who are VFL. Get well soon. I also give a shout out to his parents for their parenting....this country needs more folks like the Ayres.

Tao_of_Tennessee writes:

in response to atnvol#283282:

Thanks Joseph for your play, character, and representation. We are honored to have men like you who are VFL. Get well soon. I also give a shout out to his parents for their parenting....this country needs more folks like the Ayres.

well said...

formervol1950s writes:

in response to atnvol#283282:

Thanks Joseph for your play, character, and representation. We are honored to have men like you who are VFL. Get well soon. I also give a shout out to his parents for their parenting....this country needs more folks like the Ayres.

Outstanding post ! Speaks for many of us out here .

maciste54 writes:

Thanks for your service young man. Best of luck and get better soon.

SewaneeVolFan writes:

Very sad for this young man, but I appreciate all he did to be a Vol. It sounds like he gave his all for UT. Go Vols.

johnlg00 writes:

Given that his scholastic background included Webb and McCallie, I would guess that he is a true student-athlete who will get his degree and have a good life after football. I join others in thanking him for his devotion to the Big Orange and give him my own best wishes for a happy and successful life.

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