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Butch Jones speaks to media ahead of Florida game this upcoming Saturday.
Brianna Paciorka/News Sentinel

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Josh Smith is back for Tennessee.

The oft-injured senior wide receiver made a reception on UT’s first possession of Saturday’s game against the No. 25 Gators in The Swamp. 

The pass from Quinten Dormady was for 10 yards.

Smith suffered a sprained AC joint in his shoulder before the regular season started and missed the first two games for the No. 23 Vols.

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Smith, who was an all-state honoree at Christian Academy of Knoxville, has been affected by injuries throughout his UT career. He received a medical redshirt in 2014 after suffering a season-ending ankle injury against Oklahoma on Sept. 13 of that season. He missed spring practice this year after undergoing hernia surgery.

The 6-foot-1, 206-pound Smith has played in 25 games the past two seasons with 13 starts. Last season, he had 13 receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown.

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