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Knoxville native and former Vols baseball and football player Todd Helton celebrates his birthday on Aug. 20. The Colorado Rockies first basemen is a five-time All-Star, four-time Silver Slugger, four-time National League Player of the Month and three-time Gold Glove winner. Helton, the Rockies' career leader in hits (2,493), home runs (362), doubles (583), walks (1,326), runs scored (1,385), RBI (1,385), games played (2,217) and total bases (4,236), is currently just seven hits shy of entering the 2,500 hit club.
On August 18, we wish a very happy birthday to Tennessee softball senior outfielder Tory Lewis.
On August 16, we wish a Happy Birthday to former Lady Vol basketball star Dena Head, who was the first-ever player drafted in the WNBA by the Phoenix Mercury in 1997. The 1992 SEC Player of the Year and 1989 SEC Freshman of the Year, Head helped the Lady Vols win the 1989 and 1991 NCAA National Championships.
On August 15, we celebrate the birthday of the late Bernie Walter, who played baseball for the Vols in 1929. Walter died at age 80 on Oct. 30, 1988.
On August 11, we celebrate the 53rd birthday of former Tennessee men's basketball player Ed Littleton. He was part of the 1981-82 SEC Champion Vols squad that compiled a 20-10 (13-5 SEC) record.
(From L-R, Ed Littleton is the second player in on the top row)
On August 8, we wish happy birthday to three former Tennessee student-athletes. Former Tennessee men's basketball star Scotty Hopson, who shined in the NBA's summer league for the Miami Heat this summer, celebrates his 24th birthday today. Former Lady Vol swimmer Brooke Watson turns 22.
Today is also the birthday of former Vol football player Bill Nowling. Nowling, who lost his life fighting for America in World War II, had his No. 32 retired in his honor in 2006.