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Vols Jersey Countdown #1



Aug. 30, 2012


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#1
PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Leonard Little
Defensive End/Linebacker (1995-97)

Splitting time at middle linebacker and defensive end, Leonard Little earned a reputation for his hard hits and quarterback sacks.

The only player to earn first team All-American honors while wearing number one for the Vols, Little did so during his senior year in 1997. The Asheville, N.C., native was also named the Associated Press' SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year after recording a team-leading 87 tackles and collecting 8.5 quarterback sacks while leading the Big Orange to the 1997 SEC championship.

Little finished his career ranked second to Reggie White on UT's all-time sack list with 28, which included 11 his sophomore year. Little had 10 multi-sack games in his three-year career and currently ranks third on the career list for quarterback pressures with 42.

WHY I WORE THE NUMBER
Leonard Little
Defensive End/Linebacker (1995-97)
"My uncle passed away right before I graduated from junior college and that was his favorite number so I wore it in honor of him."

WHY I WORE THE NUMBER
Jayson Swain
Wide Receiver (2003-06)
"I wanted number 1 because I knew it came with a big responsibility of being a playmaker and a game changer on the field. Great Vols like Jason Witten and Leonard Little were guys I knew about during my recruitment when I asked Coach Fulmer for that number. The fact that it was giving to me let me know that I was trusted to carry the torch of the great players who had worn that number before me. It was an honor! It's football time in Tennessee!"

FAN FAVORITE 1s
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ALL-TIME 1s
Ed McDougal - 1972-74
Joe Gasper - 1976
Robert Malone - 1977-78
Lee Jenkins - 1980-82
Darell Jones - 1984
Andre Creamer - 1985-86
Phil Reich - 1987
Vince Moore - 1988-90
Ronald Davis - 1991-94
Leonard Little - 1995-97
Robert Loudermilk - 1999
Jason Witten - 2000-02
Jayson Swain - 2003-06
Brandon Warren - 2008-09
Michael Palardy - 2010-12

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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