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Vols Jersey Countdown #70



June 22, 2012


Timber Tops
#70
PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Trey Teague
Offensive Line (1994-97)

"Trey Teague played 44 games on Tennessee's offensive line from 1994-97, serving as the center for Peyton Manning. An All-SEC first team selection in 1997, Teague helped the Vols win the SEC Championship that year. The Jackson, Tenn., native was drafted in the seventh round of the 1998 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos, where he was a part of their '98 Super Bowl championship squad. Teague spent nine seasons in the NFL playing in 94 games and starting 80. He wore 70 because he couldn't originally get 75, a number he shared in high school with his father."

WHY I WORE THE NUMBER
Fred Weary
Offensive Line (1998-2001)
"I wore Number #70 because that was my number throughout high school. Number #70 was special to me because Derrick Brooks was my favorite college player. I admired him for always acknowledging that he was a student-athlete. It showed me his commitment to academics. He wore number 10 in college. Since I was a lineman #10 was not an option for me. So, #70 became my number of choice to honor one of my favorite college student-athletes. My favorite thing about wearing Number #70 was probably the best lineman numbers you could wear. It's like the numbers #1, #17, #23, #34, and #80. Plus, you definitely must have some game to wear #70."
WHY I WORE THE NUMBER
Ja'Wuan James
Offensive Line (2010-Present)
"In high school, when I switched from tight end to offensive line my sophomore year, the only 2X jersey my high school team had was number 70 and that's what number I got. I kept it, I really enjoy it and it's brought me good luck."

FAN FAVORITE 70s
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ALL-TIME 70s

Bernard Gold - 1942

Bill Gold - 1946

Jim Umberger - 1949

Tom Twitty - 1950-51

Ed Chelski - 1952

Bobby Naill - 1955

Jim Deakle - 1956

Jack Stokes - 1957-58

Tony Griffith - 1959

Tom Williams - 1960-62

Tom Johnson - 1963

Gerald Woods - 1965

Steve Carroll - 1967-69

Mike Johnson - 1970

Robert Pulliam - 1972-74

Jeff Walker - 1975-76

Bill Marren - 1977-80

Todd Upton - 1982-85

Mike Chollman - 1986

Charles McRae - 1987-90

Chris Alston - 1991-92

Trey Teague - 1994-97

Fred Weary - 1999-2001

Cody Douglas - 2003-05

Darius Myers - 2007-08

Ja'Wuan James - 2010-Present

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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