KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – VFL Chad Clifton has been named to the 2017 SEC Football Legends class that will be honored at the 2017 SEC Football “Weekend of Champions” in Atlanta on Dec. 1-2.
The annual SEC Legends Dinner presented by AT&T will be held Fri., Dec. 1 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta and the group will also be recognized prior to the SEC Football Championship Game, which will be held at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sat., Dec. 2.
Clifton was chosen as Tennessee’s representative for the honor after a standout career on Rocky Top (1995-99) that was followed by a 12-year stint in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers, which included a Super Bowl title (2011) and two Pro Bowl appearances (2007, 2010).
The Martin, Tenn., native is one of the most decorated offensive lineman in program history. Clifton earned All-SEC honors in 1997 and 1998 while also garnering Sporting News All-America accolades as a senior in 1999. The Vols were crowned BCS National Champions during Clifton’s junior season in 1998 and went 43-7 overall with a pair of SEC titles (1997 & 1998) during his time on Rocky Top.
In the summer of 2016, Clifton was inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in honor of his outstanding 12-year, 165-game NFL career with the Packers, who selected him the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft with the 44th overall pick.
A list with short biographies of each player included in the 2017 SEC Football Legends class can be found in the SEC’s official release HERE.