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234 days........

In October of ‘83, the Vols traveled to East Rutherford to play Rutgers. On a windy day, the Vols struggled to score, but Johnnie Jones broke the record book wide open. Jones set school records for carries (41) and yards rushing (234) in the 7-0 victory! Jones would finish the season with 1,116 yrds, setting a single season record, and led the SEC with 111.6 yrds per game.
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"Jonathan Jones of MUMford Tennessee!"
 
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234 days........

In October of ‘83, the Vols traveled to East Rutherford to play Rutgers. On a windy day, the Vols struggled to score, but Johnnie Jones broke the record book wide open. Jones set school records for carries (41) and yards rushing (234) in the 7-0 victory! Jones would finish the season with 1,116 yrds, setting a single season record, and led the SEC with 111.6 yrds per game.
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"Jonathan Jones of MUMford Tennessee!"[/QUOTE]

It doesn’t work like this, only 232 days left,
 
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234 days........

In October of ‘83, the Vols traveled to East Rutherford to play Rutgers. On a windy day, the Vols struggled to score, but Johnnie Jones broke the record book wide open. Jones set school records for carries (41) and yards rushing (234) in the 7-0 victory! Jones would finish the season with 1,116 yrds, setting a single season record, and led the SEC with 111.6 yrds per game.
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"Jonathan Jones of MUMford Tennessee!"[/QUOTE]




Most underappreciated back in UT recent history (semi recent)
 
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232 days........

In 1997, Peyton threw for over 300 yrds and 4TDs in the 38-13 victory over Georgia. But, he wasn’t the SEC player of the week. That award was given to Jamal Lewis. Lewis carried the ball 22 times, for a freshman record 232 yards, including four runs of over 30 yrds.

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Lewis and Harrison Bailey 😎
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Looking good, Jamal!
 
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As I recall Johnnie Jones was the first UT back to gain over 1,000 yards rushing in a single season. Given some of the names from previous years, that was quite the accomplishment.

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The 1991 game at Notre Dame, a tale of two halves and the redemption of the orange britches. In the first half, the curse of the orange pants was apparent, as Notre Dame scored on Tennessee turnovers and led by 24 points in the second period. In the second half, the Vols D got stingy, befuddling the Irish. The offense began to click, scoring three TDs. Vols special teams cemented the victory, when Lincoln got a piece of ND's late field goal try. A contemporary of mine, an ND alumnus who was at that game told me that there were as many clad in orange as not in the chapel after the game.
 
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228 days.......

In 1991, Andy Kelly helped lead the Vols to a 9-3 season. Kelly threw for 2,759 yrds and 15TDs on 228 completions. Kelly will always be known as the leader of the epic comeback vs Notre Dame during the ‘91 season.

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One of my all-time favorite ball games. Second only to any victory over bama.
 
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"Jonathan Jones of MUMford Tennessee!"



Most underappreciated back in UT recent history (semi recent)[/QUOTE]

229 days........

In 1984, Johnnie Jones led the SEC in rushing with 1,290 yrds on 229 carries. Jones set a UT single season record (broke his own from ‘83) for rushing yrds in a season. Johnnie was named 2nd team All-American.
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My dad officiated some of Mumford's football games when Johnnie played there. He always claimed Jones was one of the best players he ever saw during his time as an official.
 
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Most underappreciated back in UT recent history (semi recent)

My dad officiated some of Mumford's football games when Johnnie played there. He always claimed Jones was one of the best players he ever saw during his time as an official.[/QUOTE]
He's a legend in West Tennessee......
 
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226 days.......

UT/UF, 2001. Played in Dec due to 9/11

Travis Stephens led the 17.5 underdog Vols to a 34-32 victory in the Swamp. Stephens had 2TDs and 226 yrds rushing on only 19 carries. His performance will go down in Vol lore.
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226 days.......

UT/UF, 2001. Played in Dec due to 9/11

Travis Stephens led the 17.5 underdog Vols to a 34-32 victory in the Swamp. Stephens had 2TDs and 226 yrds rushing on only 19 carries. His performance will go down in Vol lore.
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Oh, to have been in the Swamp that day, Spaniard! Thousands of Vols fans watching intently, and when Stephens broke free, their roar was like thunder!
 
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224 days......

In 1992, Heath Shuler became the starting QB as a Sophomore. Shuler led the Vols to a 9-3 season and a Hall of Fame Bowl win (9 pts away from an undefeated season.) For the season, Shuler threw for 1,712 yrds and 10 TDs, on 224 pass attempts.

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222 days.......

In 2007, a highly touted freshman rose to stardom in Knoxville. Eric Berry made a name for himself early, as he replaced a fifth year Sr after the first game, and never looked back. Berry made Freshman All-American after 86 total tackles and 5 interceptions. His 222 interception return yards set the Tennessee record (broken by him in ‘08). He returned 1 of them for a TD.

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221 days.........

Cleared to play (knee) only minutes before his final home game in 1979, Jimmy Streater lead the Vols to a second half comeback. Down 10-0 at halftime, Streater led the Vols to 31 unanswered points and a 31-10 victory over Vanderbilt. Streater finished 13-23 for 221 yrds and 2TDs, including an 85 yarder to Anthony Hancock.

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