I turn 25 this month, but I don't look it.
In fact, the guy who signed on with the News Sentinel this month 25 years ago looks more like a distant relative to the fellow currently punching the keyboard under his name. Despite their differences, the two have teamed up to select their All-Vol football team for the last 25 years.
Some positions were picked in seconds. Others were so close, I might as well have flipped a coin.
Quarterback: Peyton Manning (1994-97).
Tough call, huh? He hasn't played for Tennessee since the 1998 Orange Bowl, yet his name is still listed 125 times in the record section of the UT media guide.
Running back: Chuck Webb (1989-90).
If a knee injury hadn't cut short his college career, UT would have a Heisman Trophy winner.
Fullback: William Howard (1984-87).
A powerful blocker, he was versatile enough to play tailback at 235 pounds.
Wide receiver: Carl Pickens (1989-91).
One of the best athletes to play for UT in the last quarter of a century, he led the team in receiving for two seasons and was the defensive MVP of the 1990 Cotton Bowl as a freshman safety.
Wide receiver: Peerless Price (1995-98).
Others rank ahead of him in career receiving yardage at UT. But Price's role on the unbeaten 1998 team — including four catches for 199 yards in the national championship game — was too great to overlook.
Tight end: Jason Witten (2000-02).
He had six catches for 125 yards as a sophomore against Michigan, but the skills that have make him an all-pro tight end with the Dallas Cowboys were under-utilized by the Vols.
Tackle: Arron Sears (2003-06).
The 2006 All-American started 37 games and played four different positions on the offensive line.
Tackle: Antone Davis (1987-90).
He won the Jacobs Award as the SEC's best blocker and made All-American in 1990. He and fellow tackle Charles McRae were both first-round draft picks the following year.
Guard: Harry Galbreath (1984-87).
It's often hard to notice offensive linemen in the heat of battle. But you noticed Galbreath, who was UT's most dominant offensive lineman of the last 25 years.
Guard: Cosey Coleman (1997-99).
He started 30 consecutive games and made All-American while helping clear the way for running backs Jamal Lewis and Travis Henry.
Center: Scott Wells (2000-03).
He was good enough to start four years and kept improving along the way — right into the NFL with the Green Bay Packers.
Placekicker: Jeff Hall (1995-98).
A four-year starter and All-SEC player, Hall is best remembered for his clutch field goals during UT's national championship season.
End: Shaun Ellis (1997-1999).
A first-team All-SEC pick in 1999, he has played 12 years in the NFL.
End: Leonard Little (1995-97).
Although he moved to linebacker as a senior, he continued to pressure opposing quarterbacks and made All-American in the process
Tackle: John Henderson (1999-2001)
He was a two-time All-American on defense and athletic enough to have helped the Vols as a tight end in a goal-line offense if they had been more creative.
Tackle: Darwin Walker (1997-99).
He was a two-time All-SEC player, an honors graduate in civil engineering, and played nine years in the NFL.
Linebacker: Al Wilson (1995-98).
He was the star and team leader on UT's 1998 national championship team before becoming a Pro Bowl linebacker with the Denver Broncos.
Linebacker: Keith DeLong (1985-88).
He made first-team All-American while toiling for a 5-6 team in 1988.
Linebacker: Raynoch Thompson (1997-99).
The three-year starter made All-American in 1999 and started every game of his 36-game career.
Cornerback: Terry McDaniel (1984-87).
A sprinter in track, McDaniel made All-SEC in 1987, but was still underrated as a college player based on the five Pro Bowls he made as an Oakland Raider.
Cornerback: Terry Fair (1994-97).
A four-year starter at cornerback, he made All-SEC in 1997 and also averaged 14 yards on punt returns for his last two seasons.
Safety: Dale Carter (1990-91).
The two-time All-American led the nation in kickoff returns with a 29.8 yard average in 1990.
Safety: Eric Berry (2007-09)
Another two-time All-American, Berry tied for the national lead in interceptions with seven and set a school and SEC record for interception return yards in a season (265).
Punter: Dustin Colquitt (2001-04).
UT's punter for four seasons, Colquitt made first-team All-SEC in 2003.
Kick Returner: Dale Carter (1990-91).
He handled the Vols kick and punt returns in 1990 and 1991.