KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Alton Howard trudged out of the sports complex, staring at his feet as he approached a hungry mob of media. He knew what would be asked.
So there he stood, fidgeting, shifting his weight from foot to foot and feverishly twirling an orange rubber bracelet around his left wrist.
The bracelet read relentless.
Its the approach Pig is taking the rest of the season. Hes not about to let one play as jeopardizing and painful as it was ruin what could be a very special season.
Howard leads the Vols in receiving and has tallied 293 all-purpose yards.
I wouldnt do anything differently, Pig said. I wasnt settling for no field goal. I was trying to win it for my team.
The slot man is not dwelling on the past. If anything, hes building off it.
Fellow wideout Jason Croom said Howard has emerged as a leader since his overtime fumble.
Hes stepping up, Croom told InsideTennessee. Were getting together outside of the field and talking about the game, making sure we all do...