Catching on at UT

Freshman Hunter making mark early

KNOXVILLE - Justin Hunter is every bit of 6-foot-4 and probably nowhere near 184 pounds.

He's so skinny that teammates call him "Bones."

"You can just look at him and say his name is 'Bones,'" senior wide receiver Denarius Moore said of his Tennessee freshman teammate. "Seriously ... look at him. What else would you call him?"

If Hunter keeps performing the way he has the past two weeks, though, a new nickname might be in order.


"I think he's got a cape on his back, because he can fly," sophomore safety Janzen Jackson said. "Man, he's just incredible."

Hunter, a multi-sport star from Virginia with Olympic aspirations in the long jump, missed nearly all of offseason football workouts while working with the USA Track and Field team. He won the USATF title this summer and placed sixth at the IAAF world championships before enrolling at UT just before the start of preseason camp.