Seniors Ja'Wuan James and Jacques Smith along with junior Antonio Richardson will be Tennessee's student-athlete representatives at SEC Media Days in Birmingham next week.

Along with head coach Butch Jones, UT will meet with the media on Wednesday, July 17.For James, it is the second year in a row that he will represent Tennessee at the event. It is the first time for Smith and Richardson along with Jones, who was hired in December.

Three student-athletes and the head coach of each of the 14 Southeastern Conference football programs will participate in the three-day event, which runs from Tuesday, July 16 to Thursday, July 18.

The Vols are one of six teams to address the media on Wednesday, along with Texas A&M, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Auburn and Arkansas. The event will be opened Tuesday by SEC commissioner Mike Slive, followed by Florida, Missouri, Ole Miss and South Carolina.

The event will conclude Thursday with LSU, Georgia, Alabama and Vanderbilt on Thursday.
Some of college football's biggest names will also attend the event. 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel will make the trip, as well as Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron and Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray.