Jerry Mack discusses Jabari Small handling 20-25 carries per game

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Tennessee practiced for the thirteenth time during fall training camp Tuesday at Haslam Field.

Following practice, second-year running backs coach Jerry Mack met with media.

Mack discussed if junior running back Jabari Small could handle 20-25 rushing attempts per game in 2022.

“I really do,” Mack said of Small. “One thing about Jabari, that he’s done a great job, he’s added armor to his body. You look at the last game of the season, he weighed in around 199 (pounds). This year he’s been weighing in consistently between 212-215, and like that is going to help him down the road.

“As we get into games down the stretch, like being able to finish games, is what we’ve been talking about, so the added weight should help him a ton to try to increase his carries. That’s one of the things we’ve been really focusing on with him in the offseason, and obviously in fall camp, just trying to make sure you understand how to finish the practice.”

Small has appeared in 21 games with the Vols from 2020-21, recording 913 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 167 attempts. He has recorded 13 receptions for 101 yards.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire