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Vols Jersey Countdown #79



June 13, 2012


Timber Tops
#79
PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Eric Still
Offensive Line (1986-89)

Eric Still was a bulldozer on the offensive line for the Vols and helped push the pile for Tennessee to set a school record at the time for total yards per game with an average of 408.5 in 1989. The Vols rushed for 2,701 yards behind Still's blocking, the most since the national championship season of 1951. Still was awarded the Jacob's Trophy for the SEC's top blocker and played in two all-star games. In the classroom, he earned Academic All-SEC honors all four years.

WHY I WORE THE NUMBER
Brad Lampley
Offensive Line (1994-97)
"Like a lot of players, my high school number (75) was taken by an upperclassman, so when I got to UT I just took the best number available, which was 79. Then, over time, that number becomes a pretty big part of you -- all the way down to being part of home email addresses and so forth. Once my son Jackson started playing football, I just assumed he'd want to wear 79 since that was my number. I was wrong. He had no interest in 79. He instead wanted to wear 76, since his favorite NFL player, my good friend and former teammate Chad Clifton wore 76 for the Packers. Chad even gave Jackson one of his Pro Bowl jerseys to seal the deal. So much for wanting to be like Dad."
FAN FAVORITE 79s
Tweet @Vol_Football to let us know who your favorite player to wear No. 79 with the Vols was.

ALL-TIME 79s

Dave Uhlman - 1946

Jack Beeler - 1947-48

Phil Secrist - 1949

Roger Rotroff - 1950-53

John Bobo - 1954

Ray Cox - 1955

Joe Schaffer - 1956-59

Kenny Brown - 1960-62

Reggie Jellicorse - 1963

John Crumbacher - 1964-65

Frank Yanossy - 1966-69

Mike Jones - 1970-71

Mike Caldwell - 1973-75

Jesse Turnbow - 1976-77

Mike Mason - 1979

Dwight Wilson - 1980-81

Tony Bartley - 1984

Eric Still - 1986-89

Bill Schoenle - 1990-91

Leland Taylor - 1993

Brad Lampley - 1994-97

Reggie Ridley - 1999-2001

Chris Scott - 2006-09

Brock Collier - 2011

BY THE NUMBERS
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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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