Vols QB Joshua Dobbs steals pylon after win over Vandy but is forced to give it back
Tennessee dominated in its regular-season finale Saturday against in-state rival Vanderbilt 53-28.
Quarterback Joshua Dobbs did pretty well for himself, too, recording 233 total yards and finding the end zone three times.
But his final play in the end zone didn’t go over as well.
As the final seconds ticked off the clock, Dobbs and running back Alvin Kamara took out two pylons in the end zone at Neyland Stadium. Dobbs was seen carrying his around during post-game handshakes and the singing of the Alma Mater.
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— Wes Rucker (@wesrucker247) November 29, 2015
But the players’ time with the pylon was brief. They were forced to give them back because they were property of ESPN and possibly had cameras in them.
Dobbs and Kamara each tried to keep a pylon as a souvenir but were told they belonged to ESPN so they gave them back.
— Patrick Murray (@PatMurrayWBIR) November 29, 2015
Alvin Kamara said he and Josh Dobbs took a pylon as a souvenir but didn't keep it. "We didn't want to make ESPN mad. We gave them back."
— Matt Slovin (@MattSlovin) November 29, 2015
This wasn’t Dobbs’ first attempt at absconding with a pylon this season. In September, following the Vols’ 59-30 win over Bowling Green, Dobbs went home with a souvenir.
UT players with a new thing of signing stadium pylon. There's QB Josh Dobbs with Game 1 edition! pic.twitter.com/MGIRn8kTmM
— Local 8 News (@wvlt) September 6, 2015
Apparently, it’s a new tradition this season for the Vols to take home a signed pylon after every home victory.
"Signed pylon is something we are gonna start after home wins."- Joshua Dobbs pic.twitter.com/J5nEmh9M8I
— Jordan Dajani™ (@JDnumba3) September 6, 2015
Just make sure they don’t have an expensive camera inside of them.