UT Vols' Emmanuel Moseley picks right up after offseason scares

Tennessee's Emmanuel Moseley (12) comes over the top of Florida's Jeff Driskel (6) late in their game in this Oct. 4, 2014, file photo.

KNOXVILLE -- This offseason included some harrowing moments for Emmanuel Moseley.

That only made how the Tennessee cornerback played in his return to the Volunteers' spring football practices from a three-week absence even more impressive.

If the horrific-looking car accident in which Moseley and his family were involved in March, a week before the start of practice, wasn't enough of an offseason obstacle for the rising sophomore, his diagnosis of mononucleosis a week into spring gave him another moment that had to be both scary and trying.

Yet there Moseley was last Thursday, coming up with four interceptions, according to his coaches.

"Definitely not (surprised)," teammate and fellow cornerback Cam Sutton said after Saturday's practice. "We expect that from him. We don't expect anything less from him. It's just that confidence level we have in him and he has in himself.