BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The Southeastern Conference announced Thursday afternoon that Tennessee redshirt freshman Jackson Ross was selected to the 2023 SEC Football All-Freshman Team. Ross saw action in all 12 regular season games for the Big Orange and was instrumental in UT’s special teams success throughout the 2023 campaign as Tennessee’s starting punter and holder.
Through 12 games, Ross has punted 48 times for 2,053 yards this season for an average of 42.8 yards per punt. That mark ranks sixth in the SEC and third nationally among freshman punters. He boomed nine punts of 50 or more yards, including a 71-yarder at Alabama on Oct. 21, and pinned 18 punts inside the 20 over the course of his redshirt rookie year.