Antone  Davis

Antone Davis

VFL Coordinator

Alma Mater:
Tennessee '90

  • Antone Davis is entering his fourth season as the Vol For Life Coordinator for the football team.
  • A Tennessee football All-American and longtime NFL offensive tackle Antone Davis returned to Tennessee after more than two decades after he played with the Vols and earned the Jacobs Blocking Trophy in his senior season of 1990.
  • Davis spent seven years in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Falcons, playing from 1991-97. He started 87 of his 97 NFL games on the offensive line. Davis was a first-round draft pick by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1991, who selected him eighth overall.
  • With the Vols, Davis manned the outside of a highly touted offensive line, lettering from 1987-90. He earned the Jacobs Blocking Award as the SEC's top blocker in his All-American season of 1990. Davis helped create holes for tailback Tony Thompson in 1990, allowing him to rush for 1,261 yards that season. Davis was a part of two SEC Championship teams, in 1989 and 1990. The Vols captured three bowl games in his tenure, winning the 1991 Sugar Bowl over Virginia, the 1990 Cotton Bowl over Arkansas and the 1988 Peach Bowl over Indiana. The Volunteers were ranked eighth in the final AP bowl of his senior season in 1990 and fifth in his junior year of 1989.
  • The ultimate goal of the VFL program is to reshape the culture of the program into one that produces not only great players and teams, but even greater men.
  • A native of Fort Valley, Ga., Davis and his wife Carrie currently live in Knoxville and have four children, Cailyn, Dakota, Braden and Carley.


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