June 7, 2012
Lester McClain Wide Receiver (1968-70)
A wide receiver for the Vols from 1968-70, Lester McClain became the first African-American to ever play in an SEC varsity football game for Tennessee when UT took on Georgia on Sept. 14, 1968. In his three years at Rocky Top, the Nashville native caught 70 passes for 1,003 yards and 10 touchdowns, while rushing 10 times for 123 yards and two scores. In 1970, McClain led the Big Orange in kickoff return yards, bringing eight kicks back a total of 168 yards. He was later selected in the ninth round of the 1971 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears.
Wide Receiver (1968-70)
Wide Receiver (1996)
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