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Vols Jersey Countdown #6

Aug 25, 2013


Player Spotlight
Jimmy Streater
Quarterback (1988-79)

A quarterback at Tennessee from 1976-79 and a scrambler in the Condredge Holloway mold, Streater left the university as the leader in career total offense (4,807 yards), career passing yards (3,433) and single-season total offense (2,011 yards). He also hooked up on the longest touchdown pass at that time, hitting Anthony Hancock on an 85-yarder against Vanderbilt in 1979.

On one glorious afternoon in November his senior season, Streater led UT to a 40-18 win over Notre Dame at Neyland Stadium. He had a 48-yard pass, a 51-yard run and a 5-yard scoring run on an option to total 141 yards of total offense.

Streater was selected All-SEC in 1979 and was named the AP and UPI Back of the Week and UPI Southeast Offensive Player of the Week for his performances against Utah and Auburn. He had three touchdown passes and a touchdown run against Utah and two scoring runs and a touchdown pass in a victory over Auburn.

A co-captain of the 1979 team, along with defensive back Roland James and linebacker Craig Puki, Streater was a 1980 CFL free-agent selection of the Toronto Argonauts, playing from 1980-81.

Streater, who was aptly-named the "Sylva Streak," befitting his North Carolina heritage and his ability to leave tacklers in his wake on the gridiron, died on Feb. 20, 2004, in Asheville, N.C.

Why I Wore the Number
Constantin Ritzmann
Defensive Line (2000-03)
"I wore number 6 because Coach Fulmer promised me a single-digit number if I came to Tennessee."
Why I Wore the Number
Vincent Dallas
Defensive Backs (2011-2013)
"The reason why I wear number six is because it is a remembrance of my father."

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