Javontez Spraggins and the Tennessee offensive line has set a high goal this season, and it’s the primary target for the linemen.

“Every day, only thing the O-linemen talk about is winning the Joe Moore Award,” Spraggins said. “Straining every day to the end of everything. Like if you get runs off, it’s because you’ve got offensive linemen down the field straining to the end. That’s all that matters is straining, energy and effort.”

The Joe Moore Award is given annually to the top offensive line in college football.

Spraggins has been a key cog on Rocky Top for a while. The junior lines up at right guard, and has played in 20 games with 13 career starts, including 12 at right guard and one at tight end in a jumbo package. He’s seen action on 952 career snaps entering his junior season.

Michigan won the Joe Moore Award last season, and previous winners include Alabama (2015), Iowa (2016), Notre Dame (2017), Oklahoma (2018), LSU (2019) and Alabama (2020).

Cole Cubelic of the SEC Network has been a fan of Spraggins for a while.

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