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Dutch Fork grad Bryce Thompson named SEC Freshman of the Week

Tennessee cornerback Bryce Thompson was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week Monday afternoon.

The 2017 Lexington Chronicle Player of the Year out of Dutch Fork High School made his first-career start in the Volunteers' 59-3 blowout victory against ETSU on Saturday afternoon at Neyland Stadium. Thompson filled the stat sheet with four tackles, two tackles for loss, a pass breakup and his first-career interception, which he returned for 21 yards to the ETSU 3-yard line to set up UT's third touchdown of the game.

Thompson was a four-star recruit out of Dutch Fork High School and was a late get for the Vols in head coach Jeremy Pruitt's first signing class. He is one of three true freshmen defensive backs to start a game for the Big Orange already this season.

Thompson is the first Vol to bring home SEC Freshman of the Week honors since Ty Chandler did so after Week 2 of last season.


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