Vols Crank up Heisman Campaign for DB - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Jarvis Greer

Vols Crank up Heisman Campaign for DB

Tennessee Football is hoping to have it's first Heisman candidate since Peyton Manning.

The Vols have launched an "Eric Berry for Heisman" campaign to promote the All-American safety for

college football's most prestigious award.

The 5-foot-11, 203-pound junior posted Division 1-best seven interceptions last season.

He holds the SEC career record for interception return yards and lacks only 15 yards to become the NCAA career leader.

Berry is the first Vol to be promoted for the Heisman since Manning in 1997.

Manning finished second in voting as did tailback Johnny Majors in 1956 and quarterback Heath Shuler in 1993.

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