Former 5-star Tennessee defensive lineman reportedly suspended for Southern Miss game Michael Shroyer/Getty Images
BRISTOL, TN - SEPTEMBER 10: Defensive lineman Kahlil McKenzie #99, defensive lineman Jonathan Kongbo #1, and defensive back Justin Martin #8 of the Tennessee Volunteers celebrate following their victory against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Bristol Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 in Bristol, Tennessee. Tennessee defeated Virginia Tech 45-24. (Photo by Michael Shroyer/Getty Images)

Tennessee starting defensive end Jonathan Kongbo will reportedly miss Saturday’s game against Southern Miss due to a suspension, according to multiple reports.

As mentioned by FOX Sports’ Jon Reed, Tennessee has yet to confirm the lineman’s suspension.

Kongbo has appeared in eight games this season and recorded 26 tackles, including one sack. He also played in all 13 games and made two starts for the Vols during his first season with the team in 2016.

The former Arizona Western College transfer ranked as the No. 1 JUCO prospect for the 2016 national recruiting cycle. He was ranked as a five-star recruit by Rivals.

It’s also worth noting that Brice’s tweet confirmed that Saturday’s game will have no impact on head coach Butch Jones’ future with the team.

The Vols will host Southern Miss at 7:30 p.m. EDT at Neyland Stadium for their homecoming game on Saturday night.

Jason has contributed to numerous websites in the past covering a wide range of sports including SEC football for the past four seasons. He began his journalism career as a student journalist at the University of Tennessee where he covered the Vols for the student radio station and newspaper. Here’s ...Read more
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