WATCH: Trey Smith looks like his old self on practice field, mauling defensive linemen in camp
It’s been some time since Trey Smith looked like the mauling offensive lineman that terrorized defenders back in 2017 but entering Tennessee’s latest training camp, the junior at least looked the part.
The hulking lineman only appeared in seven games for the Vols last season after his blood clots returned and he was sidelined for the rest of the season. Smith’s freshman season ended with Freshmen All-American honors and he certainly looks like he has rounded back into that form following an offseason of hard work off the field.
In a recent drill at Tennessee’s weekend practice, Smith took out his frustrations on poor Dawson Stephens. Keep in mind Stephens is listed at 6-foot-1, 306-pounds, yet Smith threw him down as if he was nothing more than a rag doll.
Smith has not officially been declared ready to return to the starting lineup on Rocky Top but he is clearly eager to do just that by showing the coaching staff he isn’t afraid to mix it up a little on the practice field.
Check it out below, courtesy of Caleb Noe of WVLT Knoxville:
QUESTION: Why do Vol fans want Trey Smith back on the field so badly?
ANSWER: ⬇️⬇️😳 pic.twitter.com/CpEEpZ26XY
— Caleb Noe (@wvltCaleb) August 10, 2019
Just for fun, here’s the clip from another angle, courtesy of Marc Whiteman of WATE 6 News in Knoxville:
safe to say Trey Smith wants to play football again pic.twitter.com/tYA9OmJ6bT
— Marc Whiteman (@MarcWhiteman) August 10, 2019