A Tennessee Vols wide receiver revealed on Thursday that he learned to deal with a potentially debilitating issue thanks to a former Alabama Crimson Tide running back.
Vols sophomore wide receiver Walker Merrill told reporters on Thursday that he wears a visor on his helmet to prevent migraines.
Merrill said he’s dealt with migraines since he was in the sixth grade, but the visor has helped him limit them.
The Brentwood, TN native said he got the idea for wearing a visor to combat migraines from Mark Ingram, a former Alabama star who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints.
Merrill is looking to have a breakout year for the Vols after being seldom used as a true freshman in 2021.
The former four-star recruit caught just five passes for 52 yards last season.
While some true freshmen would be disappointed by their lack of usage, Merrill is using it as motivation to get better.
He even said he wouldn’t change a thing about last season.
Said he wouldn't change last year for the world. Not playing the back half of the season very much has made him work harder. Said he worked more details this off-season.— Volquest Staff (@Volquest_Rivals) August 11, 2022
It sounds like Merrill is ready to make an impact for the Vols this season. And thanks to Ingram, he should be able to be a productive player without having to deal with migraines during games.
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