Govols247: Vols, Tide carry Beads of Courage (free access)

Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley (14) hands the ball off to tailback Marlin Lane Jr. (4) during the game against Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.  (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

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Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley (14) hands the ball off to tailback Marlin Lane Jr. (4) during the game against Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011. (ADAM BRIMER/NEWS SENTINEL)

The father of this boy, Tucker Hamilton, made the suggestion that Tennessee players carry Beads Of Courage for a recent game

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The father of this boy, Tucker Hamilton, made the suggestion that Tennessee players carry Beads Of Courage for a recent game

Top-ranked Alabama and Tennessee will share the same football field this Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.

The schools have also been involved in sharing another cause this season.

In recent weeks, players at both Alabama and Tennessee have played in games while wearing Beads of Courage. The Beads of Courage program, which has been around for about a decade, provides a way to honor and acknowledge the incredible courage that children facing serious illness demonstrate every day. .

There is an interesting story regarding Tennessee’s involvement in the program, which culminated in a recent visit by six UT players to Children’s Hospital at Erlanger in Chattanooga, Tenn.

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