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The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever

Updated December 7, 2019 10.4k votes 1.4k voters 23.1k views48 items

List RulesVote 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

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceNew Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

    Age44

    TeamsIndianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos

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    Reggie White

    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

    BirthplaceChattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America

    AgeDec. at 43 (1961-2004)

    TeamsGreen Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Philadelphia Eagles, Tennessee Volunteers football, Memphis Showboats

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    #470 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive#9 of 80 The Best NFL Player Nicknames

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    Eric Berry

    Cornerback, Safety

    BirthplaceFairburn, Georgia

    Age31

    TeamsTennessee Volunteers football, Kansas City Chiefs

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    Jason Witten

    Tight end

    BirthplaceElizabethton, Tennessee, United States of America

    Age38

    TeamsDallas Cowboys, Las Vegas Raiders

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    #130 of 1,323 The Best Football Players Ever#7 of 87 The Greatest Tight Ends Of All Time

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    Al Wilson

    Linebacker

    BirthplaceJackson, Tennessee

    Age43

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    Jamal Lewis

    Running back

    BirthplaceAtlanta, Georgia

    Age41

    TeamsBaltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Volunteers football

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    Johnny Majors

    Running back, Halfback

    BirthplaceLynchburg, Tennessee

    Age85

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    Leonard Little

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceAsheville, North Carolina

    Age45

    TeamsSt. Louis Rams

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    Doug Atkins

    Defensive end

    BirthplaceHumboldt, Tennessee, United States of America

    Age90

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    BirthplaceHuntsville, Alabama

    Age66

    TeamsOttawa Rough Riders, Toronto Argonauts, BC Lions, Tennessee Volunteers football

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    Willie Gault

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceGriffin, Georgia, United States of America

    Age60

    TeamsChicago Bears, Tennessee Volunteers football, Los Angeles Raiders

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    Peerless Price

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceDayton, Ohio

    Age43

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    Travis Henry

    Running back

    BirthplaceFrostproof, Florida

    Age41

    TeamsBuffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Tennessee Titans, Tennessee Volunteers football

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    Tee Martin

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceMobile, Alabama

    Age42

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    John Henderson

    Defensive tackle

    Age27

    TeamsSt. Louis Rams

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    Heath Shuler

    Quarterback

    BirthplaceBryson City, North Carolina, United States of America

    Age48

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints, Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders, Tennessee Volunteers football

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    Dale Carter

    Cornerback

    BirthplaceCovington, Georgia

    Age50

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    Bill Bates

    Safety, Linebacker

    BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee, USA

    Age59

    TeamsDallas Cowboys

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    Charlie Garner

    Running back

    BirthplaceFalls Church, Virginia

    Age48

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    BirthplaceKnoxville, Tennessee

    Age38

    TeamsKansas City Chiefs

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    Arian Foster

    Running back

    BirthplaceAlbuquerque, New Mexico

    Age34

    TeamsHouston Texans, Tennessee Volunteers football

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    James Stewart

    Running back

    BirthplaceFairfield, Texas

    Age48

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    Joshua Dobbs

    Quaterback

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    Stanley Morgan

    Wide receiver

    BirthplaceEasley, South Carolina

    Age65

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    Alvin Kamara

    Running back

    TeamsNew Orleans Saints