Tennessee head coach Butch Jones discussed the future of fifth-year senior defender Curt Maggitt Tuesday, saying no decision has been made on whether the injured Vol would seek a return to college football in 2016.
“It’s always an option,” Jones said. “There isn’t a time frame or a time limit or an expiration date of when you can try to get the sixth year. It’s really what aligns for Curt. Curt has done some amazing things here. He’s already graduated. He’s embedded in the fabric of our community. So we’ll just support him (in) what he wants to do."
According to at least one report, Maggitt appears unlikely to seek the sixth-year option:
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Maggit has not said if he plans to appeal for a 6th year but several sources said he likely will not file appeal. He was hurt v. Oklahoma
It is uncertain if the senior will be able to play in Tennessee’s bowl game, but if he does, it appears it will be his last game in a Vol uniform. For his career, Maggitt raked up 141 tackles, 28.5 tackles-for-loss and 13.5 sacks.
Hopefully his opportunity to play in the NFL has not been ruined by his collegiate injuries.
UT’s Curt Maggit has been invited to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Jan. 23 in Los Angeles. Injury status could impact if he plays.