Knoxville, TENN. (WATE) – To better set their own up for future success, Tennessee hired CJ Fayton as Director of VFL Programming Tuesday. Who better to hire than one of their own?
Fayton, who played wide receiver under Phillip Fulmer from 2002-2005, will “administer comprehensive career and professional development programming to student-athletes across all 20 sports while also directing the Vol For Life program,” according to Tennessee’s official press release.
The three-time UT grad twice earned SEC All-Academic team honors, and most recently worked as the associate athletic director at Maryville College.
Fayton’s role is in some ways, an expansion on former VFL Coordinator Antone Davis’ job — focusing now on the student-athlete body at the University as a whole, and not just the football team.
Speaking with the media during Tennessee’s Big Orange Caravan stop tonight in Atlanta, Fulmer said he was “really excited to have CJ back.”
“He brings a lot of experience, from bringing an Athletic Director. A Vol For Life is all encompassing from a standpoint of letterman– all letterman, not just football, alumni, and fans. So he has a lot of work to do to say the least, but a lot of help around him to do that.”