Dylan Sampson's debut as RB1 for Tennessee football won't be easy vs Iowa in Citrus Bowl

The stage is set for running back Dylan Sampson to step into the spotlight for the Tennessee football team in the upcoming Cheez-It Citrus Bowl. 

With seasoned rushers Jaylen Wright and Jabari Small opting out of the bowl game, Sampson finds himself thrust into the role of RB1, 

poised to make his first start in a high-stakes matchup against Iowa.

As a sophomore, Sampson had previously operated as a change-of-pace runner in a multifaceted backfield trio.  

His role, though crucial, was not that of the primary rusher. However, with the upcoming bowl game, 

the spotlight shifts to him as the lead running back, an opportunity he has been eagerly anticipating 

"This is what I want. It’s what I’ve been working for, to have the opportunity to showcase and help my teammates," Sampson asserted with confidence 

Embracing the challenge of stepping into a more prominent role, he acknowledges the shift in responsibility and the need to adapt to the demands of being RB1.  

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