Larry Seivers, Trey Teague part of state's 2013 hall class

Former University of Tennessee football stars Larry Seivers and Trey Teague have been selected to be part of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame's 2013 class, announced Wednesday.

Seivers, whose prolific career as a receiver for the Vols might be best known for his 2-point reception to beat Clemson at Neyland Stadium in 1974, 29-28, and Teague, who was a starting offensive lineman on the Vols' 13-0 national championship team in 1998 are part of a group of 11 former athletes from throughout the state that will be inducted at the Hall's annual banquet at the Renaissance Hotel in Nashville on May 4.

The other inductees are:

Ermal Allen, a Morristown native that starred at the University of Kentucky and played or coached under Tom Landry, Gen. Neyland, Bear Bryant, Adolph Rupp, Paul Brown and Blanton Collier; Allen died in 1988

Bob Bell, who spent 50 years in broadcasting, serving as host for the Vol network for a number of years; Bell died in 2010

Rick Byrd, basketball coach at Belmont University and former graduate assistant at Tennessee under Ray Mears and son of longtime Knoxville sports writer Ben Byrd

Penny Hardaway, Memphis and later NBA basketball star

Leonard Hamilton, former UT-Martin athlete and current basketball coach at Florida State

Kelly Holcomb, Middle Tennessee State star and NFL player

Chris Jones, basketball standout and coach at Carson-Newman College

Frank Wychek, All-pro tight end and current radio color commentator for the Tennessee Titans

John Ed Miller, former Vanderbilt basketball star and Nashville community leader, will be the Hall’s Lifetime Achievement inductee

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FWBVol writes:

I'm happy that Larry Seivers is being inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, but it's way past time for him to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Seivers might not have done anything in the pros, but Seivers, along with Stanley Morgan were two of the first great receivers that helped make Tennessee Wide Receiver U.

Seivers was a consensus two-time All-American in 1975 and 1976. He is more than deserving of College Football Hall of Fame honors and now is the time to see him get in.

kyvol98 writes:

in response to FWBVol:

I'm happy that Larry Seivers is being inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame, but it's way past time for him to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Seivers might not have done anything in the pros, but Seivers, along with Stanley Morgan were two of the first great receivers that helped make Tennessee Wide Receiver U.

Seivers was a consensus two-time All-American in 1975 and 1976. He is more than deserving of College Football Hall of Fame honors and now is the time to see him get in.

FWB, you are 100% correct

Caspian writes:

Larry Seivers could catch the football.

Tenn_Traveler writes:

John Ed Miller, on the list for a life time achievement award, was an All State guard and State Tournament MVP from Union City. Number 40 was unbelieveable in the Purple and Gold.
Congratulations John Ed!!!

UCHS Class of '63

chuckfromwoodberry writes:

Larry Seivers, if the ball was within ten feet of him up, down or sideways he was going to catch it.
I attended Carson Newmans basketball camp when I was 7-9 yrs old. Coach Gene Mehaffey would give a welcome to the camp speech and the whole time Chris Jones was behind him on the court shooting 25 to 30 foot jump shots. The speech would last about 15 minutes. In 3 years I never saw Coach Jones miss a shot.

SouthPaVol writes:

I remember many of these great athletes and appreciate how they carried themselves with pride while at college, and in careers after school. thank you

G8RH8R writes:

I am so grateful to have seen Mr. Seivers play football. He wasn't fast enough for the League, but he was AWESOME at UT! Congrats to him!

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