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Vols Jersey Countdown #84

June 8, 2013


Player Spotlight
Cordarrelle Patterson
Wide Receiver (2012)

Patterson played one season for Tennessee, starting all 12 games and setting the school record for all-purpose yardage with 1,873 total yards. He earned First Team All-SEC honors from both league coaches and the Associated Press as the all-purpose player and All-SEC Second Team accolades from league coaches as the return specialist. Patterson caught 46 passes for 778 yards and five touchdowns while rushing 25 times for 323 yards and three touchdowns. He also returned four punts for 101 yards and one touchdown and 24 kickoffs for 671 yards and a touchdown.

Patterson scored a touchdown via kickoff return, punt return, receiving, and rushing, joining Carl Pickens (receiving, kickoff return, punt return, interceptions return) as the only players in Tennessee history to score a touchdown four different ways in a career. Patterson is one of three Vols to score via both kickoff and punt return in the same season and one of only four to do so in a UT career, and his 275 all-purpose yards against Mississippi State in 2012 are the second-most in a game in school history.

Player Spotlight
Austin Denney
Tight End (1963-66)
"Austin Denney set the standard for today's Tennessee tight end with his versatility, speed and fight. But he wasn't always a tight end. Denney moved from fullback to the line his junior year partly because of his 6-foot-2, 227-pound body. He established the position as another offensive threat for the Vols. By the end of his senior year in 1966, the co-captain was All-SEC and All-American after catching 21 passes for 264 yards. His seven touchdowns were even more impressive as the big man led the team in scoring. Denney caught nine scores in his career to set a new school record at the time."

Why I Wore the Number
Sonny Leach
Tight End (1969-72)
"I wanted to wear number 84 to be like Austin Denney."

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