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Vols Jersey Countdown #38



July 24, 2012


Timber Tops
#38
PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
John Michels
Guard (1950-52)

John Michels was the "best blocking guard in the United States," Gen. Robert R. Neyland once said. Michels guided the 1951 Vols to their first consensus national championship. Tennessee rushed for 3,068 yards, scored 40 touchdowns on the ground and rushed for 306.8 yards per game - all school records. He was an All-SEC selection in 1951 and received both all-conference and All-America accolades in 1952. During Michels' senior season, he was awarded the Jacobs Trophy given to the SEC's best blocker. He is one of the 13 Vols to win the award all-time. Michels played on teams which compiled a 27-4-1 record. He served as an assistant coach with the Minnesota Vikings for 27 years and was in four Super Bowls.

WHY I WORE THE NUMBER
Seth Reagan
Punter (2000-02)
"I wore #38 because when asked which number I wanted to wear I said "It does not matter to me as long as it is Orange & White! I liked wearing #38 because the #38 locker was in the middle of the locker room at Neyland and Coach Fulmer would typically stand in front of my locker to address the team when we won a game. He would stand in another part of the locker room if we got beat."

FAN FAVORITE 38s
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ALL-TIME 38s
Delbert Melton - 1937,38
Robert Broome - 1940
Denny Ledford - 1941,45
Alfred Russas - 1942
Dick Reagen - 1944
Jim Vugrin - 1946,47,48,49
John Michels - 1950,51,52
Bobby Moore - 1957
Allen Tansil - 1967
Tim Townes - 1970,71,72
Al Szawara - 1973,74,75,76
Donnie Oldham - 1978
Carlton Armstrong - 1980,81
Gino Magdos - 1983
Eugene McIntyer - 1984,85
Mike Via - 1986
Chris Treece - 1987,88
Jeff Tullis - 1990,91,92
Greg Johnson - 1994,95,96
Bill Hurst - 1998
Roger Alexander - 1999
Seth Reagan - 2000,01,02
Brandon Johnson - 2004
Ben Greene - 2005
David Campbell - 2007
Antonio Wardlow - 2006,07
Cory Eichholtz - 2009
C.J. Fleming - 2008,09,10
Scott Bubis - 2011

BY THE NUMBERS
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