Jeremy Pruitt explains how Tennessee DB Bryce Thompson ended up with No. 0 jersey
For his Tennessee career to this point, DB Bryce Thompson has worn the No. 20 jersey. This year, though, he’ll ditch the 2 and just go with the No. 0 jersey.
This is the first year the SEC is allowing players to wear that number on their jerseys, so a number of players have made the switch.
On Thursday, coach Jeremy Pruitt explained how Thompson ended up with the number, saying there wasn’t much interest in it outside of Thompson and a freshman:
Jeremy Pruitt on Bryce Thompson wearing No. 0: "He asked me and there was only one other player that asked and he was a freshman so Bryce got it."
— David Ubben (@davidubben) September 17, 2020
Thompson has recorded 64 tackles and 6 interceptions during his 2 seasons with the Vols, so his on-field production is certainly worthy of whatever number he wants to wear.
Now, we’ll have to see if he can live up to the No. 0 and allow 0 touchdown passes this fall!