'Lockdown' chain fuels Vols' secondary competition

Tennessee defensive back Malik Foreman (22) bobbles a pass during spring practice at Haslam Field on March 26, 2015, in Knoxville.

KNOXVILLE -- Malik Foreman strode onto the football field inside the Neyland-Thompson Sports Complex on Thursday proudly sporting a new fashion accessory as he went to complete his post-practice routine of stretching and recovery.

The rising sophomore cornerback wore around his neck a large metal chain with an orange and white lock featuring Tennessee's "Power T" logo.

Awarded to the "lockdown" defensive back for each practice in spring and during training camp, the creation of position coach Willie Martinez has become an important prize to the players in the Volunteers' secondary.

"We compete for it every day," corner Cam Sutton explained after Tennessee's scrimmage at Neyland Stadium on Saturday. "We talk about having an impact on the game, an impact on the program.