Vols' Jackson enrolls in school and rejoins football team

12:21 PM, Jul 6, 2011   |    comments
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The Tennessee Athletic Department has confirmed that Vols safety Janzen Jackson is enrolled in second session summer and  returned to the Vols football team.

The sophomore withdrew from school in February to focus on personal issues.  Vols head coach Derek Dooley said they would continue to support Jackson as he battled some off-the-field issues.

"Janzen continues to battle personal issues of which our program is always going to be very supportive of. His withdrawal from school has nothing to do with disciplinary reasons on the football team and everything to do with a continuing battle of deep personal issues, of which we're very supportive of," Dooley said at the time.

Jackson also missed several practices leading up to the Music City Bowl due to personal reasons.

"His leaving for bowl practice was not a punishment, and as long as he continues to manage his personal issues and football and school, he's going to be welcomed back in the program," Dooley said late last year. "He's clearly reached a point where the personal issues have become much greater than his ability to manage workouts and school."

Jackson has been in Knoxville this summer, continuing workouts off-campus.

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