#179 - Jeremy Lincoln
Lincoln was a cornerback from Toledo, Ohio
, who lettered in ‘87,’88, ‘90, and ‘91. Playing as a reserve his freshman year, Lincoln had 7 tackles, and then started 7 games as a sophomore before being injured, collecting 24 tackles and blocking a field goal vs Alabama. He was redshirted in 1989, but returned the following season and started all 13 games, collecting 54 tackles, 7 PBUs, and 4 fumble recoveries during UTs SEC Championship season. As a senior, Lincoln wrote his name in the annals of Vols lore. His 36 tackles, 9 PBUs, and 2 interceptions helped him being named 1st Team All-SEC, but it was his blocked FG in the “Miracle at South Bend” that he will forever be revered. For his career, Lincoln had 121 tackles, 3 ints, 6 fumble recoveries, and 17 PBUs. He was also a track star for the Vols and was a 3rd round pick in ‘92 by the Bears. He played for several other NFL teams until 2000.