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Vols Jersey Countdown #2



Aug. 29, 2012


Timber Tops
#2
PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Kevin Burnett
Linebacker (2001-04)

The inspirational leader of the 2005 SBC Cotton Bowl championship squad, Kevin Burnett made his final season as a Vol his best.

The Carson, Calif., native was elected team co-captain for the second consecutive year and was named a first-team All-American and All-SEC selection after finishing second on the team with 120 tackles and third in the SEC with 9.2 tackles per game. He tied for the team lead for the team with seven special-teams tackles during the season.

Burnett had a fast start to the 2004 season with eight tackles and a fumble recovery in the win over UNLV and was later named SEC Defensive Player of the Week after setting a new career-high with 16 tackles (10 solo) in a 30-28 win over Florida. He led the Vols with six tackles against Texas A&M in the 2005 SBC Cotton Bowl.

During his four years at Rocky Top, Burnett amassed 264 total tackles, 23 TFLs, eight sacks, eight pass breakups, recovered three fumbles and forced three more.

A three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection, Burnett received his master's degree in sport management in the Fall of 2004.

WHY I WORE THE NUMBER
Kevin Wendelboe
Kicker (1991)
"I wore number 2 because that is what was assigned to me and I was proud to wear it! Go Vols!"

FAN FAVORITE 2s
Tweet @Vol_Football to let us know who your favorite player to wear No. 2 with the Vols was.

ALL-TIME 2s
Bill Fryer - 1972
David Aaron - 1974
Billy Arbo - 1976-78
Nicky Inman - 1979
Moses Collins - 1986-88
Wes Lowe - 1989
Steve Matthews - 1990-91
Kevin Wendelboe - 1991
Todd Helton - 1993-94
Tom Windle - 1997
Fred White - 1996-99
Eric Locke - 2000
Kevin Burnett - 2001-04
Kevin Simon - 2005
Montario Hardesty - 2006-09
Matt Simms - 2010
Naz Oliver - 2011
Michael Williams - 2012
Alton Howard - 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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