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Happy Birthday - May 30: A. Frasier, T. McBride, D. Tobin

Happy Birthday on May 30 to All-American Lady Vol swimmer Alexandria Frasier, VFL and current defensive end for the Chicago Bears Turk McBride and junior Vol distance runner Daniel Tobin.

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Happy Birthday - May 26: J. Nelvis, T. Patrick

On May 26, we wish a very Happy Birthday to junior sprinter Jarael Nelvis of the Vol track & field team, and redshirt senior Taylor Patrick of the men's tennis squad.

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Happy Birthday - May 21: J.Majors, V.Baugh, J.Dickie

On May 21, we send Happy Birthday wishes to the legendary Johnny Majors, who starred on the football field as a player and coach. Check out a Photo Gallery.

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Also celebrating on May 21 are recent women's basketball graduate Vicki Baugh and men's track performer Jeremy Dickie.

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Happy Birthday - May 11: Derlath, Fuson, Thulin

Happy Birthday on May 11 to junior runner Stephen Derlath and sophomore swimmer Jacob Thulin

Stephen Derlath  Jacob Thulin

Also from the archives, May 11 was the day that former football player Clyde Fuson was born in 1923. "Ig"  is one of seven Vols to have their number (No. 62) retired in football. He was one of four Vols to not return home from World War II and was memorialized along with Bill Nowling, Rudy Klarer and Willis Tucker. Fuson, a native of Middlesboro, Ky., and fullback on the 1942 team, who shared playing time with Nowling. Ig had a younger brother, Herschel (Ug) Fuson, who was a freshman on the 1942 team and transferred to West Point where he graduated.

Happy Birthday - May 10: Carney, Pemberton, Tucker

On May 10, we send Happy Birthday wishes to former Vols track & field performer Kevin Carney, who is currently working in the Thornton Center. 


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Also on May 10, two Tennessee legends were born. 

Willis Tucker, who is one of seven Vols to have their number (No. 61) retired in football was born on May 10, 1918. Tucker was a graduate of Knoxville High School, who earned a Vol football letter in 1940 and was a sprint star on the Vol track team. He was one of four Vols to not return home from World War II and was memorialized along with Bill Nowling, Rudy Klarer and Clyde Fuson. 

With the track & field program, Darius Pemberton was also born on May 10 in 1975. Pemberton was an SEC Indoor Champion in the long jump in 1995 with a jump of 26-5 1/2 as well as the 55-Meter hurdles with a time of 7.25 in 1995. 

Happy Birthday - April 28: Track's Quinn, Rainey

On April 28, we send Happy Birthday wishes to track & field team members Kyle Quinn and Jake Rainey.

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Tennessee Update: T&F/XC Blog (4/25)


The No. 20 Vols and Lady Vols will be looking to continue their success at the country's most prestigious meet this week, the 119th edition of the Penn Relays. Joining the Big Orange at Franklin Field will be a slew of former standouts, including Justin Gatlin, DeeDee Trotter, Tianna Madison, Phoebe Wright and Chanelle Price, representing Team USA. Price, a native of Easton, Pa., recently discussed her current training on Rocky Top with her hometown newspaper. Also joining the Lady Vols in Philadelphia will be incoming commit and Washington Post All-Met Winter Track Athlete of the Year Felecia Majors. The multi-event talent talked about her ongoing journey to Rocky Top.

Happy Birthday - April 22: Brittney Jackson

On April 22, we send Happy Birthday to runner Brittney Jackson of the track & field and cross country teams. 

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Happy Birthday - April 19: Candace Parker, Gilbert, Sweeney

On April 19, we send Happy Birthday wishes to legendary Lady Vols basketball player and WNBA star Candace Parker.

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Recent track alums Kirstyn Sweeney and Les Gilbert also celebrate birthdays on April 19. 

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Happy Birthday - April 17: Baker, Bradshaw, Harrison, Reveiz

A bunch of birthdays on April 17 of recent Tennessee student-athletes. 

Celebrating on April 17 are softball outfielder Holly Baker, basketball's Dane Bradshaw, track & field thrower Jessie Harrison and former football linebacker  Shane Reveiz.

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