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The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever 

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Updated December 7, 2019 10.2k votes 1.2k voters 20k views 59 items

List Rules Vote up all of your favorite Volunteer players of all time.

The Tennessee Volunteers are one of the most successful teams in NCAA history. Their 49 bowl appearances (3rd all time), 25 bowl game victories (6th all time), 16 conference championships, and six national championships leave little room for arguing with the program's greatness.

Team sports aren't about the individual, but here is a list of the best Vols to ever lace 'em up and help make the program the legend that it is today.

Upvote your pick for the best Volunteer of all time!
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Peyton Manning is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Quarterback from New Orleans

Age: 39

Teams: Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos

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Reggie White is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Defensive tackle and Defensive end from Chattanooga

Age: Died at 43 (1961-2004)

Teams: Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Volunteers football, Memphis Showboats

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3
Eric Berry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Cornerback and Safety from Fairburn

Age: 30

Teams: Tennessee Volunteers football, Kansas City Chiefs

4
Jamal Lewis is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Running back from Atlanta

Age: 36

Teams: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Volunteers football

5
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
JesseAaron added Tight end from Elizabethton

Age: 33

Teams: Dallas Cowboys

6
Al Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
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Johnny Majors is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Running back and Halfback from Lynchburg

Age: 80

8
Leonard Little is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Defensive end from Asheville

Age: 41

Teams: St. Louis Rams

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9
Travis Henry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Travis Henry Running back from Frostproof

Age: 37

Teams: Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans, Tennessee Volunteers football

10
Doug Atkins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Defensive end from Humboldt

Age: 88

11
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Willie Gault Wide receiver from Griffin

Age: 55

Teams: Chicago Bears, Tennessee Volunteers football, Los Angeles Raiders

12
Peerless Price is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
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Tee Martin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Quarterback from Mobile

Age: 37

14
Heath Shuler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Quarterback from Bryson City

Age: 44

Teams: New Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Volunteers football

15
Condredge Holloway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Quarterback from Huntsville

Age: 61

Teams: Ottawa Rough Riders, Toronto Argonauts, BC Lions, Tennessee Volunteers football

16
John Henderson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
John Henderson

Age: 27

Teams: St. Louis Rams

17
Arian Foster is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
JesseAaron added Running back from Albuquerque

Age: 29

Teams: Houston Texans, Tennessee Volunteers football

18
Dustin Colquitt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
JesseAaron added Punter from Knoxville

Age: 33

Teams: Kansas City Chiefs

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Cordarelle Patterson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
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Dale Carter is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Dale Carter Cornerback from Covington

Age: 46

21
Bill Bates is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Safety and Linebacker from Knoxville

Age: 54

Teams: Dallas Cowboys

22
James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
James Stewart Running back from Fairfield

Age: 44

23
Stanley Morgan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Stanley Morgan Wide receiver from Easley

Age: 60

24
Charlie Garner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Running back from Falls Church

Age: 43

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Jack Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Linebacker from Cincinnati

Age: 68