Former UT players in flag football game during halftime of Orange and White

Some all-star members of Tennessee teams from the past will be donning the Orange and White in Neyland Stadium during the Orange and White Game on Saturday.

Fans will be treated to a flag football game during halftime, including Al Wilson, Peerless Price and Terry Fair.

“When we (former players) got together to talk about doing something, we wanted it to be different,” Fair said. “At the same time we wanted it to be fun and fan-friendly, so we came up with an Alumni flag football game.

“It was a great way to bring the past, current and future together under the same setting - Neyland Stadium. Though we are removed from UT, one thing holds true: we still give our all for Tennessee.”

Orange Legends Team

28 Ray Austin

13 Terry Fair

20 Chester Ford

30 Corey Gaines

51 Brent Gibson

Sterling Hinton

11 Joey Kent

19 Mark Levine

90 Will Overstreet

34 Travis Stephens

80 Billy Williams

Coach – Dan Carlson

White Legends Team

53 Toby Champion

Jeff Francis

11 Bobby Graham

18 Deron Jenkins

34 Steve Johnson

30 Andre Lott

19 Mose Phillips

57 Sam Pinner

37 Peerless Price

40 Billy Ratliff

2 Fred White

27 Al Wilson

Coach – Inky Johnson

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IdahoVol writes:

This is a great idea. As Fair said, fun and fan-friendly. For all the talk of Dooley being protective of information, at least he is trying to bring some different ideas to the O&W game.

vol4lifedld writes:

i love it!! boy what i would give to have half the talent from those days back again!! We will be back sooner hopefully than later. Reading some of those names brings back a lot of great memories. GO VOLS!!!

UTSmokey04 writes:

in response to vol4lifedld:

i love it!! boy what i would give to have half the talent from those days back again!! We will be back sooner hopefully than later. Reading some of those names brings back a lot of great memories. GO VOLS!!!

You said best; what a great group and great bunch of memories.

jlovevols writes:

Is it weird that I'm more excited about seeing these guys play than the current team?

Lostvolinhighweeds writes:

in response to listentothemusic:

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listentothemusic, have you never been told that silence is golden?

rockitwithrespect writes:

im glad inky is coaching

springtx_vol writes:

in response to SECFB:

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Hey, if they have a good idea, why not? It appears that UF has been following UT's footsteps in upgrading their stadium and football facilities. Bruce Pearl gets the "ICE" defense from the Denver Nuggets. NFL gets the wildcat from NCAA. No one has a monopoly on ideas.

Orange_Crush writes:

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You guys probably think you invented the game of football too...loser.

orangecountyvols writes:

in response to Orange_Crush:

You guys probably think you invented the game of football too...loser.

Orange Crush,

Ever notice when there is a new topic, it won't be long before the trolls make their entrance?

No matter what the conversation is, they come out of the woodwork.

Having said that, all Tennessee fans go, have a great time, and take some kids along if possible. It's something they'll always remember.

AtLeastMyTeamHasPerfectSeasons writes:

in response to SECFB:

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WOW. You alabammer guys get FREE TEXTBOOKS and STILL CAN'T READ??? It says the former players came up with this idea, not DD.

You guys are stretching on every post now for stuff on DD.

txvolsfan writes:

in response to SECFB:

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and Bear Bryant and Satan never copied anyone
all their ideas are original
You make me laugh after 15 years of obscurity!!!

lincolncovol writes:

Hope Al doesn't kill anyone, knowing him , the juices get flowing and BAM!!!! Really looking forward to the whole day. Those guys being out there,man the memories, plus it will put a face with all the stories I tell my youngest son about.Watching him running around the whole day getting autographs,throwing the ball around & sharing the stories of yesteryears, man it don't any better than that for a vol dad. Can't wait for Sat. hope to see you all there & remember it's a day to enjoy everything great about our vols not complain about what we don't like.So come & enjoy & if you see a old vol fan throwing the ball with a boy who dreams of one day playing there,stop & say "HI" we just might "share a cold one". H.ope everyone a safe trip to & from. GBO!!!!

VolMoment writes:

in response to listentothemusic:

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What an idoit to say Mike ruin the football program. Any person who really followed UT football and knew anything about the game, could look at Fulmer's record against the powers in SEC and see we were headed further in the pits of mediocrity. The Kiffen deal could happen to anyone in business hiring A CEO.
I supported Fulmer but Mike did the right thing for us fans and the University.
I wish Fulmer's family would get over Phil supporting Mike for the AD job to give him security and realize now Phil supported the right person.
Lets all move on.

volzinanyyear writes:

I dont know about everyone else, but my money's on the team with Al Wilson, Peerless, ratliff and fred white.

UTVOLSRROCKN writes:

in response to AtLeastMyTeamHasPerfectSeasons:

WOW. You alabammer guys get FREE TEXTBOOKS and STILL CAN'T READ??? It says the former players came up with this idea, not DD.

You guys are stretching on every post now for stuff on DD.

Way to tell him ALMTHPS! I agree 100%, however, I have found it difficult to try to argue with Walmart greeters! GBO!!!!

britt writes:

Wonder if they had to call ahead and get permission to attend:) 3 of my all time favorites on the field. Travis Stephens Al Wilson and Peerless Price

lincolncovol writes:

My favorite of all time Al Wilson, he was what a football player was suppose to look like, no neck just a head screwed onto a big ole wad of muscles. That bulldog mug & meaner than one. Wanted to kill everything he hit,truly a man who "gave his all for Tennessee" everytime he set foot on the field. I forget which former teammate said it, he told the team if they didn't give their all also he would whip there a--after the game & they knew he could and would do it. Now that is a team leader!!! GBO & BUCK FAMA !!!!

tnaseevol writes:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH !!! Great PR....first get Adams and Hyams from the press to appease them from being closed out from practice and scrimmage.
Secondly, invite former players to appease them because they were escorted out of the weight room! From talking with some former players, some are really pissed because of having to call before coming to the weight room, as this has never happened in the history of recent UT .

Hope this works out for CDD as he is in a whole heap of trouble if he loses to the likes of UT Martin or UAB!

TN fans are persnickity about some things...and being treated like mushrooms is not a good thing for them!

I've been a season ticket holder since 1963 and love my Vols whole heartedly, but when I heard this I got my laugh for the day!

GBO...who's gonna win on Saturday?

VolGrad writes:

in response to listentothemusic:

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You are an insult to dumb people everywhere.

UCFgradVOLatHEART writes:

Who is Sam Pinner? I have heard of everyone but him. Is he from one of the 80's classes? Just wondering.

VolGrad writes:

in response to UCFgradVOLatHEART:

Who is Sam Pinner? I have heard of everyone but him. Is he from one of the 80's classes? Just wondering.

1996, 1997 - Center (not sure how much he actually played), #57.

GBO

DannyVol writes:

Other than this story, the "celebrity" coaching hype, complaints about media access, Adams' typical negative stories (Who Wins QB Battle May Not Matter, etc), and a few nothing stories here and there, I can't remember so little real covereage about UT football during Spring practice. KNS must have a really bad editor.

licknpromise777#651578 writes:

A who's who of vol greats; great memories like Mose Phillips taking a screen pass to the end zone on the green carpet during a blinding rain storm to run up the score on the gators..

HallowedHill writes:

Great idea! Way to keep it fun, UT!

GO VOLS!

Wilhelm16 writes:

bet Inky gets a great ovation from the fans in attendance...hope so at least.

VolGrad writes:

in response to Biggunzz44:

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Let's see..., uh, Fulmer coached for 17 years at UT ending just a couple of years ago.... Duhhh. Of course, most of those were Fulmer recruits. And Fulmer's first seven years WERE amoung the best days in UT History. Most of the last 10 years of his watch, however, were extremely disappointing and in no way near the "best days in UT history." Get real.

VolGrad writes:

I am happy for Inky to get this opportunity to again participate in the Tennessee football program. He epitomized the best of Big Orange when he played, literally giving his all for Tennessee, and it is good to see him get some more recognition in return. I was crushed when he was not able to make it back onto the field as a player. It was awesome to see how he stayed with the team and helped to "coach up" the other guys who stepped in. He has been an inspiration to the teams since then, and has made his mark on Tennessee Football History forever.

God Bless ya', Inky.

tnsportsman writes:

Great idea and will be a blast for all us fans at the O & W Game! It's always good to see our former players who help make THE TENNESSEE TRADITIONS!

GO VOLS!

govols81 writes:

One name I saw that brought back memories of the rain soaked run down the sidelines against the Gators back in '92 maybe. Mose Phillips.

NO_DIGGITY writes:

in response to listentothemusic:

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Your music is about as interesting as Zamfir's pan flute.

jesusvol4 writes:

in response to SECFB:

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What goes around comes around BAMA boy! Can't you find nobody to chat with on a BAMA blog? BAMA IS NOTHING TO ME! AND YOU WILL NEVER SEE ME COMMENT ON A BAMA blog! I respect BAMA, however, the arrogance will catch up with you if you are not careful.........what goes around comes around. BEAT BAMA!!!!!!!

NO_DIGGITY writes:

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Hopefully that is all he copies, if our players have to start selling Text Books to buy Spam and Crackers for dorm food I will be worried. Did Bama have to Vacate their Spring game the year that happended?

1vavolfan writes:

The orange and white game this year looks like a desperate attempt to enthuse an apathatic fan base with low expectations for the upcoming season. None of this was necessary to pack the stands last year.

volboy81 writes:

in response to Lostvolinhighweeds:

listentothemusic, have you never been told that silence is golden?

ZING!

volboy81 writes:

in response to AtLeastMyTeamHasPerfectSeasons:

WOW. You alabammer guys get FREE TEXTBOOKS and STILL CAN'T READ??? It says the former players came up with this idea, not DD.

You guys are stretching on every post now for stuff on DD.

THEY'RE WORRIED....As well they should be.

vol88 writes:

I'm offering Orange -3.

Volin68 writes:

Mose Phillips run against South Carolina...How many tackles did he break to put us in position to atleast tie? Talk about giving your all for Tennessee! He was a man that day.

V_O_L_S_GO_VOLS_GO writes:

in response to NO_DIGGITY:

Your music is about as interesting as Zamfir's pan flute.

I heard listentothemusic plays his music on the skin flute.

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