Al Wilson just might have been one of the greatest linebackers in Tennessee history, and his leadership was even more special, acting like a quarterback for the defense.
His unique leadership was unparalleled on The Hill, and it carried over into a season that was much the same.
He was the Vols’ only All-America selection from the 1998 undefeated national championship team.
The UT captain
ranked third on the team that year with 77 tackles despite missing
the three games to injury, the first
since he was a freshman. His highlight was a 12-tackle performance
in UT's 20-17 overtime win in Knoxville against No. 2-ranked
Florida in which he set a school record with three caused fumbles.