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This Day In #Vols History (Dec. 10)

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On Dec. 10, 2009, standout safety Eric Berry was named the 2009 Jim Thorpe Award winner as the nation's top defensive back. He was also named a Walter Camp All-American that day, check out the story: Berry Wins 2009 Jim Thorpe Award


Eric Berry poses with the Jim Thorpe Award trophy during the Home Depot ESPNU College Football Awards at the Disney Boardwalk on December 10, 2009 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Tennessee has never played a football game on Dec. 10. 

This Day In #Vols History (Dec. 9)

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The Vols stand 1-1 all-time on Dec. 9, posting a 7-0 win over Auburn in 1939.

 

DECEMBER 9 (1-1)
1933 L, 0-7 Louisiana State
1939 W, 7-0 AUBURN

#NFLVols Week 14 Recap

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Mychal Rivera had his best game of the season as he tallied up his first game this year with 100-plus yards. Rivera racked up 109 yards with seven catches. He also recorded a touchdown in the win.

Parys Haralson continued his defensive success recording four tackles, including one for a loss. Tony McDaniel added another four tackles for the Seahawks in their win over Philadelphia. 

Dan Williams of the Arizona Cardinals earned the starting nod for the game against Kansas City at nose tackle. In that same game, Zach Fulton started at right guard for the Chiefs.

See how all of your favorite VFLs performed this past weekend:

Name Position Team Result Stats
Robert Ayers DE New York Giants Def. Tennessee 36-7 Injured reserve
Eric Berry DB Kansas City Chiefs Lost to Arizona 17-14 Non-football related illness
Tyler Bray QB Kansas City Chiefs Lost to Arizona 17-14 Injured reserve
Britton Colquitt P Denver Broncos Def. Buffalo 24-17 Three punts, 43.0 avg.
Dustin Colquitt P Kansas City Chiefs Lost to Arizona 17-14 Four punts, 42.8 avg.
Morgan Cox LS Baltimore Ravens Def. Miami 28-13 Injured reserve
Arian Foster RB Houston Texans Def. Jacksonville 27-13 21 receiving yds., 127 yds. rushing, TD
Ramon Foster OT Pittsburgh Steelers Def. Cincinnati 42-21  Started at LG
Zach Fulton G Kansas City Chiefs Lost to Arizona 17-14 Started at RG
Parys Haralson LB New Orleans Saints Lost to Carolina 41-10 Four tackles, tfl
Justin Hunter WR Tennessee Titans Lost to NY Giants 36-7 Injured reserve
Malik Jackson DL Denver Broncos Def. Buffalo 24-17 Played at DE
Ja'Wuan James OL Miami Dolphins Lost to Baltimore 28-13 Started at LT
Austin Johnson FB New Orleans Saints Lost to Carolina 41-10 Injured reserve
Peyton Manning QB Denver Broncos Def. Buffalo 24-17 14-20-173 yards
Jerod Mayo LB New England Patriots Def. San Diego 23-14 Injured reserve
Jacques McClendon OL Jacksonville Jaguars Lost to Houston 27-13 DNP
Tony McDaniel DT Seattle Seahawks Def. Philadelphia 24-14 Four tackles
Daniel McCullers DT Pittsburgh Steelers Def. Cincinnati 42-21 Played at DL
Robert Meachem WR New Orleans Saints Lost to Carolina 41-10 Inactive
Denarius Moore WR Oakland Raiders Def. San Fran. 24-13 Inactive
Cordarrelle Patterson WR Minnesota Vikings Def. NY Jets 30-24 Four KO returns, 21.5 avg.
Tauren Poole RB Carolina Panthers Def. New Orleans 41-10 Practice squad
Antonio Richardson OL Minnesota Vikings Def. NY Jets 30-24 Injured reserve
Mychal Rivera TE Oakland Raiders Def. San Fran. 24-13 7 recs. for 109 yds., TD
Matt Simms QB New York Jets Lost to Minnesota 30-24 Practice squad
Jacques Smith LB Atlanta Falcons Lost to Green Bay 43-37 Practice squad
Luke Stocker TE Tampa Bay Bucs BYE BYE
James Stone OL Atlanta Falcons Lost to Green Bay 43-37 Started at C
Dallas Thomas OL Miami Dolphins Lost to Baltimore 28-13 Started at RT
Scott Wells OL St. Louis Rams Def. Washington 24-0 Started at C
Dan Williams  DT Arizona Cardinals Def. Kansas City 17-14 Started at NT
Jason Witten TE Dallas Cowboys Def. Chicago 41-28 Two receptions for 26 yds.

This Day In #Vols History (Dec. 8)

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Tennessee lost the SEC Championship Game on on Dec. 8, 2001, 31-20 to LSU at the Georgia Dome.


DECEMBER 8 (2-1)
1928 W, 13-12 FLORIDA
1934 W, 19-13 LOUISIANA STATE
2001 L, 20-31 No. 21 Louisiana State (N) @ Atlanta, Ga, (SEC Championship) 

#NFLVols Ready For Week 14

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SUNDAY FOOTBALL LINEUP

Steelers vs. Bengals, 1 p.m. (CBS)
VFLs Ramon Foster and rookie Daniel McCullers are set to suit up for the action against Cincinnati. 


Texans vs. Jaguars, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Last week was Arian Foster's first game back after a groin injury. He rushed for 79 yards, the only time he hasn't rushed for 100-plus yards this season being 100-percent healthy. Even without having played in two games, he is ranked No. 6 in the league for rushing yards with 901 yard total yards.


Ravens vs. Dolphins, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Starting offensive linemen Ja'Wuan James and Dallas Thomas will be the lone VFLs to host the Ravens this week. James is cleared to play after a neck injury. 


Jets vs. Vikings, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Cordarrelle Patterson will try to add to his reps after playing just three of 50 snaps in last week's game against the Panthers. Patterson is not expected to start.

Panthers vs. Saints, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Parys Haralson will represent the Saints as they host Carolina on Sunday.

Giants vs. Titans, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Justin Hunter was added to the Titans' injured reserve list after suffering from a lacerated spleen in last week's game against Houston. He will be out for the remainder of the season.


Rams vs. Redskins, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Starting center Scott Wells will be the lone VFL as the Rams travel to Washington. Wells did not practice a day this week.


Chiefs vs. Arizona, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Nose tackle Dan Williams will host Chiefs' Zach Fulton and Dustin Colquitt in the match-up. Colquitt is probable with a right calf injury but is likely to play.  


Bills vs. Broncos, 4:05 p.m. (CBS)
Peyton Manning, Britton Colquitt and Malik Jackson will host Buffalo in this week's game as leaders of their division.


49ers vs. Raiders, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Mychal Rivera and Denarius Moore will host San Fran. in this week's game. They look to win their second game of the season.

Seahawks vs. Eagles, 4:25 p.m. (FOX)
Tony McDaniel will make his way to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles for week 14. 

THURSDAY NIGHT RECAP


Cowboys vs. Bears, 8:25 p.m. (NFL Network)
For the first time in five years, the Cowboys have clinched a winning record. In the 41-28 win over Chicago, VFL Jason Witten had two catches for 26 yards.


This Day In #Vols History (Dec. 6)

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The Vols won their first-ever SEC Championship Game on Dec. 6, 1997 as Tennessee knocked off Auburn, 30-29. The 1997 Champs held a reunion on the 15th anniversary of the title win in 2012, check out this video.

On Dec. 6, 1975, Stanley Morgan became the first Vol to rush for more than 200 yards in a game as he racked up 201 in the Vols' only game ever in Hawai'i. 

DECEMBER 6 (3-0)

1930 W, 13-6 Florida (N) @ Jacksonville, Fla.
1975 W, 28-6 Hawai'i
1997 W, 30-29 No. 11 Auburn (N) @ Atlanta, Ga. (SEC Championship)

Happy Birthday - Dec. 5

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On December 5, we send Happy Birthday wishes to soccer player and Knoxville native Kathryn Culhane. 

Kathryn Culhane

Also join us in wishing a Happy Birthday to two VFLs, Daniel Hood and Alan Cockrell. Cockrell became the first freshman to start at quarterback for the Vols in 1981. In baseball, he was an All-American outfielder for Tennessee and was drafted overall by the giants in 1984. 

Alan Cockrell

This Day In #Vols History (Dec. 5)

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The Vols won the 1998 SEC Championship Game with a 24-14 victory over Mississippi State on Dec. 5, 1998. Tee Martin threw TD passes to Peerless Price and Cedrick Wilson in the span of 32 seconds in the fourth quarter. Travis Henry ran for 120 yards in the win.

 

On Dec. 5, 1931, the Vols played in their first-ever bowl game, a 13-0 win over New York University in the New York Charity Bowl. Beattie Feathers ran for a 65-yard touchdown and Deke Brackett returned a punt 75 yards for the other TD.

DECEMBER 5 (3-1-1)
1931 W, 13-0 New York University (N) @ New York, N.Y. (New York Charity Game)
1936 T, 0-0 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1953 L, 19-33 Houston
1970 W, 28-17 UCLA
1998 W, 24-14 No. 23 Mississippi State (N) @ Atlanta, Ga. (SEC Championship)

This Day In #Vols History (Dec. 4)

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On Dec. 4, 1965, the No. 7 Vols beat No. 5 UCLA, 37-34, in what was dubbed the "Rosebonnet Bowl" by Vol Network broadcaster George Mooney, because of the postseason destinations of the two teams based on the game's result. The Vols' Dewey 'Swamp Rat' Warren scored the game-winning touchdown on 4th-and-1 in the final minute on a 1-yard bootleg. Warren threw for 274 yards in the game played in Memphis.


On Dec. 4, 2012, legendary Vols coach Phillip Fulmer was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. 

DECEMBER 4 (3-1)
1937 W, 32-0 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1965 W, 37-34 No. 5 UCLA (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.
1971 W, 31-11 No. 5 PENN STATE
2004 L, 28-38 No. 3 Auburn (N) @ Atlanta, Ga, (SEC Championship)

This Day In #Vols History (Dec. 3)

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The Vols are 2-1 all-time on Dec. 3, but haven't played on the date since 1938.

DECEMBER 3 (2-1)
1905 L, 0-5 Grant
1932 W, 32-13 Florida (N) @ Jacksonville, Fla.
1938 W, 47-0 Mississippi (N) @ Memphis, Tenn.

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