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Vols Jersey Countdown #81



June 11, 2012


Timber Tops
#81
PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Mychal Rivera
Tight End (2010-Present)

The Vols have never had an All-SEC selection to wear the No. 81. Ending his senior season, Mychal Rivera will have an opportunity to earn those accolades in his senior season. A John Mackey Award List Candidate in 2011, Rivera has 40 career catches with the Vols for 456 yards. In 2011, Rivera was among the national leaders in catches with 29 and receiving yards with 344.

WHY I WORE THE NUMBER
Mychal Rivera
Tight End (2010-Present)
"I wear it because it was my high school number, and it's my favorite number. Growing up, I always enjoyed watching T.O. (Terrell Owens) make plays while wearing 81."
WHY I WORE THE NUMBER
Jim McDonald
Defensive End (1966-68)
"My favorite thing about wearing number 81 was I was always the last one out of the dressing room on gameday. Go Vols!"
FAN FAVORITE 81s
Tweet @Vol_Football to let us know who your favorite player to wear No. 81 with the Vols was.

ALL-TIME 81s

Dave Stevenson - 1946

Pete Wedel - 1951

Edwin Halliday - 1952

Wayne Gibson - 1953

Bill Spoone - 1954

Murray Armstrong - 1956

Mike LaSorsa - 1957-60

Whit Canale - 1961-62

Ralph Anderson - 1963

Paul Naumoff - 1964-65

Jim McDonald - 1966-68

David Beckler - 1969

Tim Fitchpatrick - 1972-75

Jeff Smith - 1982-85

Alvin Harper - 1987-90

Dwayne Freeman - 1992

Benjie Shuler - 1994-97

Edward Kendrick - 1999-2000

Tony Brown - 2001-04

Josh Briscoe - 2005-08

Mychal Rivera - 2010-Present

BY THE NUMBERS
For the most up-to-date information about Tennessee football, visit UTSports.com/football or follow us on Twitter @Vol_Football. Tennessee will open the 2012 campaign at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against North Carolina State at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 31. To purchase tickets, visit UTTix.com or call the Tennessee ticket office at 1-800-332-VOLS.


 

 

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