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Happy Birthday - Feb. 17: Akamine, Grotz and Morgan

A busy day for birthdays in the Tennessee Athletics family on Feb. 17.

Celebrating are junior catcher Hannah Akamine and junior pitcher Zac Grotz

    

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.


Happy Birthday General Neyland - Feb. 17

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.

Happy Birthday - Feb. 16: Ivy Renfroe and Marie-Eve Nault

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)

Ivy Renfroe Ivy Renfroe

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.

Marie-Eve Nault Marie-Eve Nault

Happy Birthday - Feb. 15: Amirah Johnson and Tony White

On February 15, we send birthday wishes to junior runner Amirah Johnson and former Vol basketball legend Tony White

Amirah Johnson

Tony White still holds the record for most points in a game with 51 points. 

Happy Birthday - Feb. 14: Justin Harrell and Kara Lawson

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. 

             

Happy Birthday - Feb. 13: Charlie Garner and Kristi Durant

On February 13 - we send Happy Birthday wishes to former Vol Football great Charlie Garner and Louisville Slugger/NFCA First-Team All-American, Kristi Durant, who was a member of the Lady Vol softball team from 2003-2006. 

Kristi Durant Kristi Durant


Happy Birthday - Feb. 12: Thomas, Majors, and Johnson

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.


Happy Birthday - Feb. 11: Greer, Harrison, Nix, Rolfs

Lots of birthdays to celebrate on February 11. Former volleyball middle blocker DeeDee Harrison and recent soccer graduate and goalkeeper Jessica Rolfs.

     

Football defensive back Jabari Greer, of the New Orleans Saints was born on February 11, 1982. He has played in the NFL since 2004.



We also pay tribute to the late Dyron Nix who would have celebrated his birthday today. Nix starred for the Volunteers and head coach Don DeVoe from 1986-89 and was a two-time first-team All-SEC performer (1988, 1989). He ranks eighth on Tennessee's all-time scoring list with 1,877 career points. 

Happy Birthday - Feb. 7: Semeka Randall

On Feb. 7, former Lady Vols basketball star and current head coach of the Alabama A&M Bulldogs Semeka Randall celebrates her birthday.

Randall helped the Lady Vols to the 1998 NCAA Championship in a season where UT finished with a perfect 39-0 record. She was a member of "The Meeks" alongside Lady Vol stars Tamika Catchings and Chamique Holdsclaw, was a two-time All-American and later went on to play in the WNBA.


On Feb. 4, we celebrate the birthdays of Lady Vol rower Rachel Clagett, Vols baseball player Vincent Jackson and Vols football linebacker Curt Maggitt.

Rachel Clagett Vincent Jackson Curt Maggitt

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