Bryce Thompson named SEC Freshman of the Week

Tennessee freshman defensive back Bryce Thompson has looked good through two games with the Vols, but he truly broke out on Saturday against East Tennessee State.

Thompson racked up four tackles, two for a loss, and an interception that he nearly returned for a touchdown. And his coming out party did not go unnoticed. On Monday, the SEC announced that Thompson has been named the Freshman of the Week in the league…

This is certainly an encouraging development for a set of defensive backs that was much maligned after a weak showing against West Virginia in week one. There’s no doubt that the improved play will need to continue in the coming games for the Vols to succeed.