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Vols Jersey Countdown #9



Aug. 22, 2012


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#9
PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
George Hunt
Kicker (1968-71)

The only Vol to ever earn first team All-Southeastern Conference honors while wearing number nine was George Hunt.

The Clearwater, Fla., native earned the league honors in 1971 after going 12-of-15 on field goals in his senior campaign, including two successful attempts from 50+ yards.

Hunt's field goal percentage that year (.800) still ranks ninth all-time in the UT record books, while his career percentage (.653, 32-of-49) places him 10th.

In the final game of his collegiate career, Hunt's fourth-quarter extra point after a touchdown pass from Jim Maxwell to Gary Theiler, proved to be the margin of victory in Tennessee's 14-13 victory over Arkansas in the 1971 Liberty Bowl.

Hunt would go on to be drafted in the fifth round of the 1972 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. He also played for the Baltimore Colts in 1973 and New York Giants in 1975.

WHY I WORE THE NUMBER
Daryl Vereen
Linebacker (2008-11)
"I wore number nine because I love single-digit numbers in football, it is my lucky number and Steve McNair made it look FLY back in the day."

FAN FAVORITE 9s
Tweet @Vol_Football to let us know who your favorite player to wear No. 9 with the Vols was.

ALL-TIME 9s
Chick McGeehan - 1967
George Hunt - 1968-71
Jim Gaylor - 1975-77
Mitch Sims - 1979-81
Mark Hogan - 1982-83
Vince Carter - 1984-86
Derrick Folsom - 1987-89
Orion McCants - 1990
Steve Session - 1992
Tori Noel - 1994-97
Kevin Taylor - 1998
Josh Plemons - 1997-00
Stephen Marsh - 1999-02
Bret Smith - 2004-06
Bram Cannon - 2008
Daryl Vereen - 2008-11
Sam Cranford - 2012
Daniel Gray - 2012

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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