One of Tennessee's fastest players announces he's moving to offense during team's bye week
Based on this news, Tennessee is looking to get more explosive in its passing game by getting more speed on the field when the Volunteers are on offense.
That was a concern entering the season and it looks to have been a valid one as the team’s lone deep threat in the passing game after five games appears to be true freshman, Jalin Hyatt.
That’s where Kenney Solomon comes in.
Now in his second season with the program, the defensive back recently announced he’s now playing receiver for Tennessee.
How could this help Tennessee’s explosive rate on offense? If you were unaware, Solomon also is a member of Tennessee’s track and field team. According to his bio on the team’s official website, Solomon finished as the runner-up at the South Carolina 5A State Track and Field Meet in the 100-meter dash (10.57) and the 200-meter dash (21.57).
Considering the Vols currently rank No. 8 in the SEC in explosive passing plays (passing plays of 20+ yards), moving Solomon from defense to offense makes sense.
Here is the tweet Solomon issued on Tuesday evening.
— Kenney “k2” Solomon ll (@Kenneysolomon2) October 28, 2020