Karl boosts pass defense

Compared to the uproar caused by Erik Ainge's injured pinky, Ryan Karl's sore back hardly created a ripple in the Vol Nation during the preseason.
September 1, 2007

Karl's a key for UT defense

He's small for a linebacker but he makes a big difference for Tennessee's defense.
August 23, 2007

UT has lethal linebackers

Because of a minor back injury, Ryan Karl wasn't able to practice with his fellow Tennessee linebackers until Monday. Even so, he is convinced this group of 'backers is special.
August 14, 2007

Young 'backers rule

Tennessee's linebackers must have skipped the pre-game meal prior to Saturday's 2006 season opener with ninth-ranked California. Defensive coordinator John Chavis apparently fed them raw meat instead.
September 3, 2006

Karl stands out from the crowd

As the only white guy in Tennessee's linebacker corps, junior Ryan Karl tends to stand out from the crowd. But he would've stood out in Tuesday's scrimmage no matter what color his skin might have been.
August 23, 2006

Seriously underrated

Tennessee has great success converting in-state "sleeper" running backs into outside linebackers. The Vols did it with Jasper's Eric Westmoreland. Then they did it with South Pittsburg's Eddie Moore. Now they're at it again.
August 15, 2006

TheInsiders Video of Ryan Karl Part II

<img src="http://media.TheInsiders.com/Media/Other/154001_cameraprofile.JPG"> <b>Ryan Karl</b> came out of nowhere with his commitment to Tennessee, but all that proved was that the Tennessee staff did its homework. See Karl in action in Part II of this video highlight.
October 10, 2003