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Tennessee loses leading tackler Randolph to torn ACL

CBSSports.com wire reports
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee free safety and leading tackler Brian Randolph will miss the remainder of the season after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament Saturday in the Volunteers' 37-20 loss to No. 14 Florida.

Randolph got hurt while trying to make a play on Florida receiver Frankie Hammond's 75-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter.

Byron Moore, the Vols' starting strong safety for the first three games of the season, moves over to free safety to replace Randolph. Brent Brewer, who made eight starts last year before tearing his ACL, will take over as the Vols' first-team strong safety.

Randolph leads the Volunteers with 22 tackles. He started eight games last year and collected 55 tackles, the fifth-highest total ever for a Tennessee true freshman.

Tennessee plays Akron on Saturday.

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