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On Dec. 19, let's remember one of the greatest Vols of all-time, Reggie White, who would have celebrated his 52nd birthday today. White passed away in 2004. He spent 15 seasons in the NFL and is a member of the College and Pro Football Hall of Fames.
We would also like to wish Vol football senior linebacker Brent Brewer a very Happy 26th Birthday today!
On Dec. 17, we celebrate the birthday of recently graduated volleyball player Whitney Heeres and legendary Lady Vol hoops player Nikki McCray. McCray starred at UT in the mid 1990s and went on to a standout career in the WNBA earning four All-Star Game starts. She is current an assistant coach at South Carolina.
On December 9, we send Happy Birthday wishes to former Vols wideout (2007-10) and current Oakland Raider Denarius Moore, who turns 25 today.
On Dec. 5, we send Happy Birthday wishes to senior football defensive lineman and Knoxville native Daniel Hood, freshman soccer player and Knoxville native Kathryn Culhane and sophomore soccer player and Hixson native Peyton Thomas.
From the archives, former baseball and football Vol Alan Cockrell turns 51 on Dec. 5. He became the first freshman to start at quarterback for the Vols in 1981. On the diamond, Cockrell was an All-American outfielder for UT and was drafted ninth overall by the Giants in 1984. He made his major league debut with the Rockies in 1996 and went on to coach with the Rockies and Mariners.
On Dec. 4, we send Happy Birthday wishes to legendary Vols basketball player Bernard King, who went on to star in the NBA with the Knicks, Nets, Warriors, Bullets and Jazz. King was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sept. 8, 2013.