2 Vols ineligible, status of 4 more still unclear

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Two Tennessee Volunteers are ineligible for the upcoming season, and the team is awaiting word on the status of four more.

Coach Derek Dooley said Tuesday the NCAA has ruled defensive back Dave Clark of Baton Rouge, La., ineligible. Defensive tackle Chase Nelson was declared academically ineligible at the end of the spring semester and is no longer on the team.

Defensive back Eddrick Loften, defensive lineman John Brown, linebacker Martaze Jackson and athlete Marcques Dixon have not been cleared by the NCAA. Dooley says he hopes to have final word on their eligibility within the next week.

Dooley also says defensive tackle Chase Nelson was declared academically ineligible at the end of the spring semester and is no longer on the team.

The Vols begin fall camp on Wednesday.

The Associated Press