The 1998 team took advantage of its opportunties to win the national championship, making up for the loss of three NFL first-round draft choices from 1997 and a season-ending knee injury to tailback Jamal Lewis in the Auburn game. The Vols won nailbiters against Syracuse, Florida and Arkansas and took a fourth consecutive win over Alabama.

The Vols ascended to the No. 1 spot after the Alabama-Birmingham game and proved equal to the task by defeating Arkansas, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State and Florida State en route to the national crown. Al Wilson was an All-America selection at linebacker and placekicker Jeff Hall became UT's and the SEC's all-time leading scorer. Quarterback Tee Martin guided the Vols steadily all season and set NCAA passing records for consecutive completions and percentage in the South Carolina game.

1998 SEC and National Champions - Record 13-0

Tennessee Vols became SEC and National Champions in 1998 with a 13-0 season. Head Coach: Phillip Fulmer (Polls: BCS, AP, USAToday/ESPN)

Seniors-Front Row L-R: Tim Sewell, Jeff Coleman, Diron Robinson, Jarvis Reado, Steve Johnson, Peerless Price, Mercedes Hamilton, Shawn Bryson, Head Coach Phillip Fulmer, Al Wilson, Jeff Hall, Jeremaine Copeland, Benson Scott, Matt Goodin, Ron Green, Corey Terry. Second Row L-R: Mikki Allen, Tee Martin, Dwayne Goodrich, Robert Loudermilk, Kevin Gregory, Chad Clifton, Raynoch Thompson, Phillip Crosby, Billy Ratliff, Fred White, Roger Alexander, Shaun Ellis, Eric Diogu, Gerald Griffin, Josh Tucker, Darwin Walker. Third Row L-R: Travis Henry, Derrick Edmonds, Matt Blankenship, Cedrick Wilson, Kevin Taylor, Bernard Gooden, Eric Westmoreland, Austin Kemp, Maurice Fitzgerald, Andre Lott, Cosey Coleman, Neil Johnson, DeAngelo Lloyd, Chris Ramseur, Dominique Stevenson, Deon Grant, Jamal Lewis, Spencer Riley. Fourth Row L-R: Will Bartholomew, Bernard Jackson, David Leaverton, Burney Veazey, Judd Granzow, Bobby Graham, Tad Golden, Dan Stacey, Ed Butler, Toby Champion, John Finlayson, Fred Weary, Ethan Massa, Eric Parker, Willie Miles, Travis Stephens, Teddy Gaines, Will Overstreet, Joey Mathews, Andre James, David Martin.




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It Was A Truly Awesome Year for the
1998 National Champions

Here are the best images from the 1998 season, and have over 200 photos in the slider. The team of destiny came with a dream, and a vision, and beat all odds to become the 1998 SEC and national champions.

They say it couldn't be done after losing players like Peyton Manning, Marcus Nash, Leonard Little, Bill Duff, Trey Teague, Billy Beron, Terry Fair, Cory Gaines, Jonathan Brown, Chris Hogue, Andy McCullough, Tori Noel, Steve Johnson and Robert Poole just to name a few.

The 98 team were truly undeniable, invincible national champions in every sense of the word. Now sit back and relax as you look at the UT Vols Slider, and listen to your favorite songs on the UT Vols Jukebox, and remember, where you were, at the time these pictures were taken. "O the memories......."



Photos Are By: Football Time In Tennessee, Knoxville News-Sentinel, Commercial Appeal, Tennessean, Sports Illustrated, Lindy's Sports, AP, University Of Tennessee And UT Fans.




The 1951 Vols were the preseason choice to win the national championship and did not disappoint in the least, rolling to a 10-0 regular season record and the national title. The team included future College Football Hall of Fame members Hank Lauricella, Doug Atkins, and John Michels, and was coached by General Robert R. Neyland. The Vols defeated Alabama 27-13 in the Southeastern Conference's first televised game.

On the season the Vols scored 386 points, while giving up but 116. They recorded five shutouts, including a third consecutive whitewash of Kentucky and its quarterback Babe Parilli. The Vols were 21-2 over the 1950 and 1951 seasons.


National Champions
Tennessee Vols became National Champions in 1951 with a 10-1 season.
Head Coach: General Robert Neyland (Polls: AP, UPI, Litkenhous)

Front Row L-R: Jimmy Hahn, Jim Haslam, Andy Kozar, Hank Lauricella, John Michels, Bob Davis, Bert Rechichar, Vernon Lyons, Charlie Stokes, John [Tex] Davis, Vince Kaseta, Wayne Watson, Ray Byrd. Second Row L-R: Bill Addonizio, Don Bordinger, Dan Butler, Ted Daffer, Gordon Polofsky, Bill Pearman, Harold [Herky] Payne, Francis Holohan, Bill Jasper, Ray Martin, Doug Atkins, Billy [Bye-Bye] Blackstock, Roger Rotroff, Joe Maiure, Pat Shires. Third Row L-R: Bob Cloninger, Romeo, Earl Campbell, Frank Alexander, Dick Ernsberger, Dan Sekanovich, Dan Laughlin, Roger Vest, Colin Munro, Gary Hermann, Charles Myer, Ed Morgan, Bill Fulton, S. Fulton, Harold Hubbard. Fourth Row L-R: Bob Fisher, Lawrence Crowson, Bob Patterson, Francis Trubits, Andy Meyers, Twitty, Jerry Hyde, Mack Franklin, Frank [Boomer] Boring, Stowers, Ollie Keller, Bill [Moose] Barbish, John Powell, Gene Moeller, Stan Lis, Bob Neyland Jr., Oaka Williams, Tommy Jumper.




Tennessee has been named consensus wire service national champion in 1951 and 1998.

Many Vol fans do not realize, however, that UT has won other national championships throughout the years, according to various rating systems that were in place during the years in which the teams competed.

These championships, perhaps not too familiar to fans, are recognized as legitimate by the official NCAA Football Records Manual. These titles were selected through a points or a ratings system to determine the nation's top team. Overall, Tennessee has captured national championships in six different seasons from at least one poll.

For more information on the past college champions selected by polling organizations, check out my site, that has all the polling ratings from 1869 to the present. Just click on button below!

Past NCAA National Champions



National Champions
Tennessee Vols became National Champions in 1967 with a 9-2 season. Head Coach: Doug Dickey (Poll: Litkenhous)

Front Row L-R: Showalter, Pickens, Jarvis, Marino, Fulton, Dorsey, Price, Johnson, Flowers, Warren, Glover, T. Dalton, J. Weatherford, Gooch, Bates, Rosenfeider, Chadwick. Second Row L-R: T. Callaway, Merritt, Young, D. Weatherford, Wright, Jernigan, Murphy, White, Boynton, M. Mondelli, Mauriello, Zimmer, McGoeham, J. Mondelli, Jones, Himelsbaugh, Melton, Puckett, Baker, Baucom. Third Row L-R: Mutter, Kremser, Gorin, D. Williams, McMeans, McDonald, Reynolds, Harlon, Drinka, Rippetoe, Dingus, Carroll, Childress, Kidd, LaCoste, Ellis, DeLong, Wold, Kiner. Fourth Row L-R: Smith, Mixon, Filson, B. Dalton, F. Williams, Kemp, R. Callaway, Holloway, Stewart, Hudson, King, Brozowski, Yanossy, Kres, Weaver, Graham, Gammage, Thomas, Tansil, Pearce, McLeary, Patterson




National Champions
Tennessee Vols became National Champions in 1950 with a 11-1 season. Head Coach:
General Robert Neyland (Poll: Dunkel)




National Champions
Tennessee Vols became National Champions in 1940 with a 10-1 season. Head Coach:
General Robert Neyland (Polls: Dunkel, Williamson)




National Champions
Tennessee Vols became National Champions in 1938 with a 11-0 season. Head Coach:
General Robert Neyland (Polls: Dunkel, Litkenhous)




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