Vols tab captains

University of Tennessee head football coach Phillip Fulmer announced following Tuesday evening's practice the selection of five permanent team captains for the 2006 season. All five of them are seniors.

The UT coaches and players named defensive tackles Justin Harrell and Turk McBride, linebacker Marvin Mitchell, wide receiver Jayson Swain and offensive tackle Arron Sears. McBride, Mitchell, Swain and Sears have been stalwarts for the Vols, who enter Saturday's season finale against Kentucky at 8-3 overall and 4-3 in the SEC. Harrell was a preseason All-SEC pick before suffering a season-ending injury in September.

"I am proud of our team for electing a quality group of permanent captains for 2006," Fulmer said. "These young men have worked hard as leaders, along with the majority of our senior class, to be examples throughout the year."


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