Today on Rocky Top: Jalen Hurd Heisman Talk, Punter-U Title


Jalen Hurd and Tennessee football punters lead the morning Rocky Top news for the Vols on Tuesday, April 26.

It’s the last Tuesday of April in 2016. To all in Vol Nation in primary states today, make sure you get out and exercies your right to vote.

As baseball and softball continue on, the excitement behind football season for the Vols still remains the highlight of campus post-spring practice, even if the season is four and a half months away.

Heisman talk, the university’s handling of women’s and support for women’s advocacy, and a new title for the Vols all headline today’s talking points.

Here is a look at that new title for Tennessee football.

Tennessee earns the title of “Punter U”Jon Solomon of CBS Sports

"Dustin and Britton Colquitt made Tennessee Punter U. Dustin, a third-round pick by the Chiefs in 2005, reached the Pro Bowl in 2012 and continues to punt. In 2013, he became the NFL’s highest-paid punter at the time with $8.9 million in guaranteed money. Britton followed Dustin to Knoxville and has punted for the Broncos since 2009."

Just so you know, All for Tennessee was ahead of the pack with this, doing it’s own story last September about the Vols being Punter-U. You can see that by clicking here.

Notable women’s rights activist Alexis Jones spoke to Tennessee athletes Monday – Wes Rucker of 247Sports

"Jones — an author and the founder of I AM THAT GIRL, an organization that empowers women and educates athletes about sexual harassment — noted the event with a couple of posts on Twitter that thanked Vols football coach Butch Jones and men’s basketball coach Rick Barnes for allowing her to speak with “all the male athletes” at Tennessee about “respecting women.”"

Tennessee football running back Jalen Hurd could win the HeismanAdam Rittenberg of ESPN

"Consistent production will propel Hurd. The knock, according to coaches who have scouted him, is whether he’ll bring maximum effort each week. He started and finished strong last season but had some middling performances in the middle. Tennessee’s coaches have challenged him to be a complete back."