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Vols Earn Attention In National Mags

June 6, 2013

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Tennessee has received a lot of attention from the national preview magazines released this week. Junior linebacker A.J. Johnson and senior tackle Ja'Wuan James are featured on covers. Johnson and Antonio Richardson have been named Preseason All-Americans.

Here's a breakdown of the accolades from the various magazines.

Lindy's Sports

Player Honors
Second Team All-American: Linebacker A.J. Johnson
First Team All-SEC: Tackle Antonio Richardson
First Team All-SEC: Linebacker A.J. Johnson
Second Team All-SEC: Center James Stone
Second Team All-SEC: Offensive Line Ja'Wuan James
Third Team All-SEC: Offensive Line Zach Fulton
Third Team All-SEC: Linebacker Curt Maggitt
Third Team All-SEC: Punter Michael Palardy

National Unit Rankings
No. 2 Overall Offensive Line (No. 1 in SEC)
No. 8 Overall Linebackers (No. 2 in SEC)

National Player Rankings
No. 3 Overall Inside Linebacker: A.J. Johnson
No. 5 Overall Top Tackle: Antonio Richardson
No. 8 Overall Top Tackle: Ja'Wuan James

SEC's Top 10 NFL Talent
No. 7 Offensive Lineman Antonio Richardson

Draft Sneak Peeek
No. 18 selection: Defensive Tackle Daniel McCullers
No. 23 selection: Linebacker A.J. Johnson

Top 12 Non-Conference National Games
No. 11 Tennessee at Oregon, Sept. 14

The Big Ones (Top SEC Games)
Sept. 14: Tennessee at Oregon
Sept. 21: Tennessee at Florida
Oct. 5: Georgia at Tennessee
Oct. 26: Tennessee at Alabama

National Recruiting
No. 2 Wide Receiver: MarQuez North (No. 37 overall)
No. 3 Wide Receivers
No. 16 Incoming SEC Recruit: MarQuez North
No. 21 Team: Tennessee

Athlon Sports

Player Honors
Second Team All-American: Tackle Antonio Richardson
First Team All-SEC: Linebacker A.J. Johnson
Second Team All-SEC: Tackle Antonio Richardson
Second Team All-SEC: Center James Stone
Third Team All-SEC: Tackle Ja'Wuan James
Third Team All-SEC: Defensive Tackle Daniel McCullers

National Unit Rankings
No. 2 Overall Offensive Line (No. 1 in SEC)

Back From Injury
Defensive Back Brian Randolph

National Recruiting
No. 25 Team: Tennessee

Sporting News

Player Honors
Second Team All-American: Linebacker A.J. Johnson
First Team All-SEC: Linebacker A.J. Johnson

The Vols will open the 2013 campaign against Austin Peay on Aug. 31. To purchase season tickets, go to UTTix.com.

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