Trio of Vols earn preseason All-SEC honors from coaches

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Tennessee will kick off its 2021 season on Sept. 2 against Bowling Green at Neyland Stadium.

Ahead of the Vols’ season-opening contest, three Tennessee student-athletes earned preseason honors from the Southeastern Conference.

Offensive lineman Cade Mays (first team), punter Paxton Brooks (second team) and defensive back Alontae Taylor (third team) were selected by the SEC’s 14 head coaches. Mays, Brooks and Taylor also earned preseason All-SEC honors by media during SEC media days in July.

Kickoff for the Vols’ season-opening game against Bowling Green is slated for 8 p.m. EDT. SEC Network will televise the matchup.

Tom Hart, Jordan Rodgers and Cole Cubelic will be on SEC Network’s broadcast crew for the Tennessee-Bowling Green game.