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Vols Jersey Countdown #48



July 14, 2012


Timber Tops
#48

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Beattie Feathers
Back (1931-33)

Many consider Beattie Feathers to rank among the greatest to ever grace the field at Tennessee. And rightfully so, considering the mark he left on the Vols' program. In 1933, Feathers sealed his place in Tennessee history, being named the Southeastern Conference MVP. He was an All-American in 1933, capping his glorious backfield career on The Hill in which the Vols had two undefeated seasons and went 25-3-2 overall. It propelled him to professional greatness in which he became the first NFL player to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a single season, averaging a record 9.9 yards per carry. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1955. Feathers passed away on March 10, 1979 at the age of 69.

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ALL-TIME 48s
Beattie Feathers - 1931,32,33
Melvin Lampley - 1937,38
Ralph Johnson - 1939
James 'Jim' Chadwell - 1941,42
Bo Stewart - 1944
Billy King - 1945
Paul Gearing - 1946,47,48,49
Carl Eschenbach - 1950
Dan Butler - 1951,52,53
Bill Baker - 1966,67
Ronnie Weir - 1969
Danny Jeffries - 1970,71,72
Rocky Goode - 1973
Jim Embry - 1974
Carl Velander - 1975,76
Mark Burns - 1980,81,82
David Walker - 1986,87,88
J.J. Surlas - 1989,90,91,92
Gary Barker - 1995
Jeremy Fitzgerald - 1997
Jerrod Hayden - 1998
Sammy Frogg - 1999,00
Thomas Stallworth - 2001
Sudan Ellington - 2003
Corey Anderson - 2004
Ellix Wilson - 2005
Todd Vinson - 2006
Adam Myers-White - 2007,08
Greg King - 2009,10,11

BY THE NUMBERS
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