Tennessee sophomore running back John Kelly is quite the character.

Hailing from the state of Michigan, Tennessee’s third-leading rusher has a gregarious personality to go along with a big smile.

Kelly was recently interviewed during bowl preparations for the contest versus Nebraska. He revealed what he does during the pre-practice period — and why Kelly has an affinity for the defensive line in particular.

The Detroit native has seen his role expand with the departure of Jalen Hurd. Kelly has rushed for at least 90 yards in four of the final five games. Tennessee hopes this trend will continue versus the Cornhuskers.