Previous school: USC Trojans
While Da’Jon Terry is the guy to provide future production for Tennessee football, Caleb Tremblay exists to provide it immediately. At 6’5″ 280 pounds, Tremblay has the versatility to play at defensive tackle or defensive end. Although he may not start at either, just being in the rotation in multiple spots like that means he’ll see a lot of action.
Tremblay played in four games last year for the USC Trojans with two starts. In 20 games there through three years after transferring from junior college, Tremblay had two sacks, three and a half tackles for a loss and 21 tackles, 11 of which were solo.
The one year Tremblay showed what he could really do as a rotational player was 2019, when he played in 11 games and had all of his career sacks and tackles for a loss. He also had 16 tackles, 10 of which were solo.
That’s the type of production that the coaches are likely looking for from Tremblay this year. Although the nature of the defensive line is the same for him as it is for Terry, Tremblay’s experience will be key to the position. Josh Heupel set out to find an experienced lineman early on, so Tremblay will provide value there.