After serving a roughly 3-week suspension from the team for undisclosed reasons, Friday Coach Fulmer reinstated Tennessee's leading Running Back, Sophomore LaMarcus Coker to the team.
In suspending Coker from the squad pretty-much at the start of fall practice, Coach Fulmer said Coker had some personal issue to take care-of and he would work closely with medical staff, counselers, and his UT Family to set himself straight.
Coker will begin practicing with the team as early as this weekend. But he will not travel for the season-opener against the CAL Golden Bears. But Tennessee will instead begin using Coker's services for the Home Opener against Southern MS, September 8th 7:00p on PPV.
5’ 11” 195 lbs.
So. Tailback, Antioch TN
108-696/5-TD’s, Team Leader in ‘06
8-146/1 vs. Marshall
26-125 vs. Memphis
10-126/2 vs. Vandy
TD’s vs. UK & PSU
FL TD, 1-48
4-33 vs. Memphis
4-51 vs. KY
3-35 vs. PSU
Tennessee has been running the ball less under Quarterback, Erik Ainge, but our top-ball-carrier still has been putting up some impressive stats, despite some off the field troubles, most recently, an all-out suspension from the team.
LaMarcus Coker is only a Sophomore, but he definitely knows how to find those holes on the playing field and explode through them.
Last season, he Rushed for almost 7-Hundred Yards and 5-Touchdowns.
Let’s hope Mr. Coker gets his personal troubles taken care of, and returns to the team for good as a big-time contributor.