Vols leading receiver out for spring practice

Vols leading receiver out for spring practice

Alton "Pig" Howard (source: UTSports.com) Alton "Pig" Howard (source: UTSports.com)

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Alton Howard, Tennessee's leading receiver from the 2013 season, won't participate in spring drills and his future with the team is uncertain.

A source close to the Tennessee football program has confirmed that Howard will miss spring practice, which starts Friday.

The source also said there is "no timetable for his return, if at all".

Howard is taking what is being referred to as "a leave of absence to deal with personal issues".

As a sophomore, Howard caught 44 passes for 388 yards and three touchdowns in 2013. 

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