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Fun question . +1 Here's mine:
Lester McLain - kept the Vols out front
Daryl Dickey - rescued a promising season when given a chance to shine
Inky Johnson - gave his all and continues to inspire all VFLs
+1 on J.L's butt making one the great plays in Vol football history. Nice memory jog OV!!
Tony Thompson was buried on the depth chart behind All-Stars Reggie Cobb and Chuck Webb . . . when he got his chance, he led the SEC in rushing.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, offensive tackle Charles McRae and tailback Tony Thompson played well enough to become Tennessee Volunteer Legends of the Game.
"Old School"! A strong defense wins championships!
Hubert Simpson, Craig Puki and Scott Galyon are all guys I loved to watch. Can still see Simpson battering the ND defense, Puki smashing the wedge on kickoffs and still making the tackle and Galyon just basically being everywhere.
"Never take for granted what it means to be a Volunteer." Peyton Manning
Keith Delong.....When I was 5 yrs old I went to a game, and long after it was over we were on the turf ( me and my dad) throwing a football around. Keith came out of the tunnel and played with me for just a few seconds, but for a 5 yr old it was amazing!!
Without a doubt, Nick Riviez.
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Keith DeLong and Andy Kelly
Tim Priest, Johnny Jones
Travis Stephens......ok, I know he's one of UT's all-time greats, but let's not forget that his time on the field would have been much less if not for Jamal's injury. This guy played with as much heart as anyone I've watched in a Vol uniform. Talk about taking advantage of an opportunity!!!
This. Still has single season rushing record. Not many ppl talk about him.
I am gonna go with.......
I used to call him John "baby hands" Finlayson, because he caught anything thrown to him, his hand were so good. Plus, he recovered the onsides kick vs. FLa St.
Travis Stephens was a good one. His game against UF in the Swamp in 2001 is probably my favorite UT game ever.
Also really liked Swain, Simon and Dustin Colquitt. How many times does apunter make a list like this? That guy won as many games for UT as anyone. All of my USC fans hate him bc he always pinned Lou Hotlz teams deep and UT broke Miami's winning streak in Miami with one of his high punts down the sideline.
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
"When we step on that football field, everyone flips a switch. And it's on..." - Butch Jones
I'm going to go way back to my childhood and name Bubba Wyche. He was a third-string quarterback and nobody had ever heard of him. Dewey Warren went down, and then Charley Fulton was hurt as well against Georgia Tech. In comes Bubba. All he did was lead the Vols to an upset victory over Alabama in his first college start in 1967. Tennessee's win snapped a 25-game Tide winning streak and led to an SEC championship.
Albert Dorsey picked off three passes in that game. That helped him to become an All-America pick, but no one knew much about him before that game. I got to know him years later when he became a teacher at my high school. He was a great guy.
There are others, already mentioned. Daryl Dickey was the kind of QB we need next year -- a solid game manager who gives you a chance to win. All he did was lead the Vols to another very unlikely SEC championship in 1985.
Nick Reveiz is another great pick. What a heart Nick had. I also loved his dad, Fuad, my favorite kicker ever at UT.
I loved to watch Roland Poles and Greg Amsler open massive holes for our great backs. Two of the best fullbacks to year orange. They could catch the ball too for such big guys.
Jonathan Hefney and Rico McCoy
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I really enjoyed watching Eric Westmoreland.
Spencer Riley, 1-because the O-Line never gets the glory, and 2-for one of the best lines ever. After UT getting beat badly by Nebraska and then injuring his right arm, he was relentless in preparing for 1998, saying something to the effect of "try wiping your butt with your left hand for six months".
Dale Jones... Had to go to Prep school & was still undersized, but he gave his all for UT every Saturday.
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