July 23, 2010
Vols chasing Bristol duo
Tennessee High center Mack Crowder and tight end Brendan Downs might finally be on the same page when it comes to football. Both now have the opportunity to have football pay for their educations in college for BCS-conference schools, but it wasn't always like that for both of them.
For Crowder, football has always been in his family's bloodline. But, it took him moving from Sullivan Central High School to Tennessee High to get more opportunities to get noticed.
Downs, on the other hand, gave up football at one point and thought his best chance at participating in college athletics was through a different sport.
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