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The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever 

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Updated December 7, 2019 9.9k votes 1.1k voters 19.6k 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

Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

Age: 42

Teams: Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos

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

Birthplace: Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States of America

Age: Dec. 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, Safety, Defensive back

Birthplace: Fairburn, Georgia

Age: 30

Teams: Tennessee Volunteers football, Kansas City Chiefs

4
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
JesseAaron added Tight end

Birthplace: Elizabethton, Tennessee, United States of America

Age: 36

Teams: Dallas Cowboys

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5
Jamal Lewis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Running back

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia

Age: 39

Teams: Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Volunteers football

6
Al Wilson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Linebacker

Birthplace: Jackson, Tennessee

Age: 41

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7
Leonard Little is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Defensive end

Birthplace: Asheville, North Carolina

Age: 44

Teams: St. Louis Rams

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8
Johnny Majors is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Running back, Halfback

Birthplace: Lynchburg, Tennessee

Age: 83

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

Birthplace: Frostproof, Florida

Age: 40

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

Birthplace: Humboldt, Tennessee, United States of America

Age: 88

11
Tee Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Quarterback

Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama

Age: 40

12
Willie Gault is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Willie Gault Wide receiver

Birthplace: Georgia, USA, Griffin

Age: 58

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

13
Peerless Price is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
14
Heath Shuler is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Quarterback

Birthplace: Bryson City, North Carolina, United States of America

Age: 47

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

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

Birthplace: Huntsville, Alabama

Age: 65

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

16
Arian Foster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
JesseAaron added Running back

Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico

Age: 32

Teams: Houston Texans, Tennessee Volunteers football

17
John Henderson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
John Henderson Defensive tackle

Age: 31

Teams: St. Louis Rams

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

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee

Age: 36

Teams: Kansas City Chiefs

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

Birthplace: Covington, Georgia

Age: 49

21
Bill Bates is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Safety, Linebacker, Defensive back

Birthplace: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA

Age: 57

Teams: Dallas Cowboys

22
Stanley Morgan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
Stanley Morgan Wide receiver

Birthplace: Easley, South Carolina

Age: 64

23
James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best University of Tennessee Football Players Ever
James Stewart Running back

Birthplace: Fairfield, Texas

Age: 47

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

Birthplace: Falls Church, Virginia

Age: 47

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

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio

Age: 71