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Vols safety to wear No. 24 in honor of Zaevion Dobson

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In a press conference Monday morning, UT Football head coach Butch Jones confirmed that Knoxville native, Todd Kelly Jr., will wear No. 24 this season to honor Zaevion Dobson. 

Dobson was a sophomore who played football at Fulton high school before he was killed protecting his friends from gunfire last December. He posthumously received the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2016 ESPYs. 

Todd Kelly Jr., a junior safety for the Vols this season, said on twitter, "Honored and privileged to wear the #24 this season in honor of Zaevion Dobson, your legacy lives on and will never be forgotten . . "

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