Derek Barnett breaks Reggie White's sack record at Tennessee
During the Music City Bowl versus Nebraska, Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett accrued his 33rd career sack.
By doing so, he became the school’s all-time leader in the category — besting the previous mark (32.0) set by iconic player Reggie White.
The junior has been starring for the Vols dating back to his true freshman season. As a first-year player, Barnett accrued 10.0 sacks and 20.5 tackles-for-loss — both records for a Tennessee freshman.
As a sophomore, Barnett had an other banner year — accumulating 10.0 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss. Barnett notched 11.0 sacks during the 2016 regular season — not including the 2.0 he grabbed during the bowl game.
He is eligible to enter the 2017 NFL Draft this season. While Barnett hasn’t made his intentions known, it would be a big surprise to see him return for another year in Knoxville.