Wednesday Afternoon Practice Report

The Vols made the walk from the Neyland-Thompson sports complex over to Neyland Stadium to practice this afternoon. With the Vols traveling this weekend, Coach Fulmer wanted to get his team in the "Big House" before going on the road.

On Wednesday UT announced that punter Dustin Colquitt is a semifinalist for the Ray Guy award as the top punter in college football. Colquitt has currently kicked 31 times for a 44.2 net average. Colquitt had a booming 62-yard kick this past Saturday against Alabama. Here are the remaining nine canidates for the award:
Curtis Ansel-University of Kansas
Joey Biasatti-Texas Christian University
Vinnie Burns-Virginia Tech
Pat Fleming-Bowling Green State University
Joey Hildbold-University of Notre Dame
Kyle Larson-University of Nebraska
Mark Mariscal-University of Colorado
Glenn Pakulak-University of Kentucky
Mike Scifres-Western Illinois University

The topic on most Vol fans mind has been Kelley Washington. "The Future" did dress out for practice, but did not participate. Following practice, Coach Fulmer said Washington's heel injury was a case of tendonitis in his right foot. Fulmer said Washington's status for this weekend is still up in the air and that the offense is preparing to be without him.

Demetrin Veal missed practice again today. He has a strained achilles tendon and is questionable for this weekend.

The wide receivers looked good catching the football for the second straight day. Johnathan Wade made some nice plays today against the Carolina scout team defense. Tony Brown, Leonard Scott and C.J. Fayton also had good days at practice.

The Vols final practice before Saturday's game will be tomorrow. The team will leave Friday for Columbia. They will have a walk-through on Friday in Williams-Brice Stadium.

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