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In 1965, Tennessee's most complete game all season game against seventh ranked Georgia Tech, coached by Hall of Fame coach Bobby Dodd who had been an All-American quarterback at Tennessee for Bob Neyland
Two games after the horrific car accident that killed 3 coaches, Charlie Fulton helped the Vols to defeat the #7 ranked Yellow Jackets 21-7. Fulton threw for 101 yards while rushing for 133 yards.

Could not find a pic of Fulton vs Ga Tech. :mad:
 

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In 1965, Tennessee's most complete game all season game against seventh ranked Georgia Tech, coached by Hall of Fame coach Bobby Dodd who had been an All-American quarterback at Tennessee for Bob Neyland
Two games after the horrific car accident that killed 3 coaches, Charlie Fulton helped the Vols to defeat the #7 ranked Yellow Jackets 21-7. Fulton threw for 101 yards while rushing for 133 yards.

Could not find a pic of Fulton vs Ga Tech. :mad:
on e of my first vol heroes
 

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Homecoming, 2005, was full of fireworks, records being set, and uncertainty. What was supposed to be an easy victory turned into a nail-bitter. Tyler Bray set a UT record with 530 yards passing and 5 TDs, Cordarrelle Patterson had over 200 yards receiving, and Justin Hunter caught 3 TD passes, but it wasn’t enough. With just under a minute and a half, Marlin Lane scored his second touchdown, giving UT a 55-48 victory over Troy. Forgotten in the passing stats is Lane’s 19 carries for 132 yards and 2 TDs.

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How good was Gene McEver? General Neyland said, “ the best player I ever coached ... the best I ever saw," That praise sums up UT’s first All-American. His 1929 season is one of the best in school history. McEver led the nation with 130 total points, including 30 (5 TDs and 3 extra points in the South Carolina game.) McEver was the first Volunteer voted into the College Football HOF in 1954. UT’s record with him in the backfield.......27-0-3. Best ever???? Yep!

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1958 wasn’t the best of years for the Vols, but a bright sport was a familiar name, Majors. Bill Majors led the team in passing and rushing, and was the punter. In the season finale, Majors threw a touchdown pass and rushed for 128 yards in the 10-6 victory over #15th ranked Vanderbilt.

Majors turning the corner vs Vandy

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oooops. I knew that and just had a typo. Thanks for clearing it up.
Johnny's brother Joe was quarterback for Florida State from 1957-1959. He them to a 7-3 regular season record and the Bluegrass Bowl against Oklahoma State in 1958. His 1958 team beat Tennessee in Knoxville 10-0.

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Johnny's brother Joe was quarterback for Florida State from 1957-1959. He them to a 7-3 regular season record and the Bluegrass Bowl against Oklahoma State in 1958. His 1958 team beat Tennessee in Knoxville 10-0.

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Yep. Corso, and most old school 'Nole fans say, that the UT victory was the biggest win in the schools history.
 
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In the long list of great UT receivers, Larry Seivers is near the top. In the 1976 game vs Clemson, Seivers tied a Tennessee record with 11 catches for 131 yards and a touchdown in the 21-19 victory. Seivers is the only 2X consensus All-American received in Vols history. #retire89

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All day on that #retire89
 

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1951 was a banner year for the Vols and Hank Lauricella. Hank led the Vols to a National Championship and set the record for rushing yards in a season with 881, which would last for 20 years. On a cold November day in ‘51, UT traveled to Lexington to face #7 UK. The defense shut out the high scoring Cats 28-0 and Lauricella ran all over them for 127 yards.

Hurrying Hank follows a block vs UK

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#retire27
 
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1951 was a banner year for the Vols and Hank Lauricella. Hank led the Vols to a National Championship and set the record for rushing yards in a season with 881, which would last for 20 years. On a cold November day in ‘51, UT traveled to Lexington to face #7 UK. The defense shut out the high scoring Cats 28-0 and Lauricella ran all over them for 127 yards.

Hurrying Hank follows a block vs UK

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#retire27
I'll give you the #retire27 also. Between Lauricella and Al Wilson, that's more than reason enough.
 

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