Fall camp: Josh Heupel discusses who stands out in Vols’ kick, punt return game

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Tennessee kicked off fall training camp Monday at Haslam Field under second-year head coach Josh Heupel.

Ahead of Tennessee’s first practice during fall training camp, Heupel discussed who stands out as potential candidates in the Vols’ kick and punt return game.

“Dee Williams is somebody that’s new to our roster,” Heupel said. “If you’re asking just about new guys, I think Dee is a guy that is a perfect example of that. Squirrel White is somebody that we feel like has the ability to catch it, but also be dynamic with the ball in his hands. Dylan Sampson is a young guy that we feel like has the opportunity to push and compete for some of that. Feel like all of those guys have great tracking skills, but also have the ability to make explosive plays.

“You look at what Velus (Jones Jr.) was able to bring to our football team a year ago, big plays in the return game, setup scores or create scores. Love what we’re doing with Coach Ek (Mike Ekeler) in developing a group of core individuals, but really our entire roster through the special teams part of it. Looking forward to seeing a bunch of guys compete and earn the opportunity to play. That’s in the return game, but it’s also guys that are setting up those returns.”

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire