Tyler Baron's first sack for Vols may have been at the expense of Heisman winner

Tennessee Athletics photo / Tennessee freshman strongside linebacker Tyler Baron has been making tackles for the Volunteers since their opening win at South Carolina on Sept. 26.

Tennessee freshman strongside linebacker Tyler Baron may be able to tell the grandchildren some day that he sacked a Heisman Trophy winner.

With 90 seconds remaining in the first half of Tennessee's 31-19 loss to Florida last Saturday inside Neyland Stadium, the 6-foot-5, 255-pounder took down Gators quarterback Kyle Trask for a 6-yard loss. Baron followed his inaugural college sack with somewhat of an impromptu celebration, with his memorable play keeping the Volunteers competitive and facing just a 10-7 deficit.

"Getting my first sack is probably my favorite moment of this year so far," Baron said Tuesday afternoon on a Zoom call.

The former four-star prospect is compiling a surprising amount of moments one year after helping Knox Catholic reach the Division II-AAA playoffs.