On Feb. 22, we send Happy Birthday wishes to former Vols defensive back, Rashad Baker, who played with the Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Minnesota Vikings and Buffalo Bills in the NFL. Baker was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2000 and a third-team All-American that season.
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On Feb. 20, we wish Happy Birthday to former Vols baseball star Julio Borbon. In 2005, Borbon helped the Volunteers reach the College World Series and was third on the team with a .350 batting average. His teammates that year included current major leaguers Chase Headley of the San Diego Padres and Luke Hochevar of the Kansas City Royals. Borbon led the Volunteers with a .366 batting average and 19 stolen bases in 2006 and in 2007, his final season, had a .345 batting average.
Borbon was a first-round selection by the Texas Rangers and played with them until 2013. In December 2013, he was selected by the Baltimore Orioles with the 12th pick in the Triple-A phase of the 2013 MLB Rule 5 Draft.
A busy day for birthdays in the Tennessee Athletics family on Feb. 17.
Also celebrating is legendary football player and Football Hall of Fame nominee Stanley Morgan, who played 13 years in the NFL, mostly with the New England Patriots.
Basketball legend Michael Jordan celebrates his 51st birthday on Feb. 17. In the world of Tennessee athletics the focus is on the man who led the Vols football program to greatness as General Robert Neyland was born on Feb. 17, 1892, 122 years ago.
Check out Neyland: 50 Facts on 50th Anniversary from the day of his passing on March 28, 1962.
On February 16, we send birthday wishes to two former Lady Vols, softball's Ivy Renfroe and soccer's Marie-Eve Nault.
Ivy Renfroe made her mark in the record books while playing for the Lady Vols, she concluded her career ranked second in school history in appearances (176) and wins (97). She is also third in career innings pitched (749.2) and strikeouts (737). She finished her Tennessee career as one of the most dependable postseason pitchers, totaling 18 wins in the NCAA Tournament and helping UT to three WCWS appearances (2010, 2012, 2013)
Marie-Eve Nault played for the Lady Vols from 2000-2003 and is currently a Canadian soccer defender who plays for KIF Örebro and the Canada women's national soccer team. She represented Canada at the 2012 Summer Olympics winning the bronze medal.
A pair of former Tennessee stars celebrate their birthday on Valentine's Day.
On Feb. 14, former football star Justin Harrell celebrates his birthday. Harrell was a 2007 NFL first-round selection by the Green Bay Packers and won Super Bowl XLV.
Also celebrating on Feb. 14 is Lady Vols legend Kara Lawson, who has had a star career on and off the court in the WNBA and as a broadcaster on ESPN since graduating from Tennessee.
On February 12, we celebrate a pair of Tennessee birthdays. Happy birthday to senior golfer Chessey Thomas and freshman sprinter Felecia Majors!
Today we also celebrate the birthday of Vol for Life, Inky Johnson! Watch the motivational speech he made to the team during spring practice on April 13, 2013.