Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ
Marlin Lane / RB / Tennessee
I felt like Marlin Lane was the best back the Vols had last year, despite only having 120 carries while splitting time with Rajion Neal. However, Lane did lead the backs in receptions out of the backfield with 29 catches.
I'm a firm believer that Tennessee's running game would've been better with Lane leading the way. He doesn't hesitate and hits the hole hard, and will break arm tackles with a more physical and determined running style than the aforementioned Neal. Hard runner that's still improving as a player. The Tennessee coaching staff were able to determine this as well, as Lane earned the starting job for the last 6 games of the season.
I suspect Vol fans will see a lot more of Lane coming downhill off the hip of guard Zach Fulton in 2013.
Last edited by TedSlimmJr; 03-05-2013 at 11:23 AM.