Jamie Rotella became the sixth Tennessee linebacker to earn All-America status in seven years following the 1972 season. The Vols recorded a 31-5 mark during his three-year career.
After making 112 tackles as a sophomore and 111 as a junior, Rotella dominated on the defensive side his senior year and collected 190 total tackles at linebacker. His 413 career tackles were good enough to destroy the school record, although it has since been broken.
However, Rotella earned his total in just three years of varsity play. He topped the single-season Tennessee list of tackle assists with 90 in 1972.