UT hires 'character' coach for football

Associated Press • Jun 24, 2010 at 10:44 AM

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former NFL and Tennessee player Andre Lott has been named coordinator of a new position designed to build character among Volunteer players.Coach Derek Dooley on Wednesday named him head of the Vol for Life/Character Education program.According to a news release from the school, it is to guide personal growth of the players.Lott lettered at Tennessee from 1997 to 2001 and played five seasons in the NFL after being drafted in the fifth round by the Washington Redskins.The 31-year-old most recently worked in the Hardin County, Tenn., school system. He is from Memphis.

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