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2001 Tennessee Volunteers football team

The 2001 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 2001 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Phillip Fulmer. The Vols played their home games in Neyland Stadium and competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The Vols finished the season 10–2, 7–1 in SEC play and won the Florida Citrus Bowl, 45–17, over Michigan.

2001 Tennessee Volunteers football
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
SEC Eastern Division champion
Citrus Bowl champion
SEC Championship Game, L 20–31 vs. LSU
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
2001 record11–2 (7–1 SEC)
Head coachPhillip Fulmer
Offensive coordinatorRandy Sanders
Defensive coordinatorJohn Chavis
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
(Capacity: 104,079)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
2001 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 4 Tennessee x   7 1         11 2  
No. 3 Florida %   6 2         10 2  
No. 13 South Carolina   5 3         9 3  
No. 22 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
Kentucky   1 7         2 9  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
No. 7 LSU xy$   5 3         10 3  
Auburn x   5 3         7 5  
Ole Miss   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   4 4         7 5  
Arkansas   4 4         7 5  
Mississippi State   2 6         3 8  
Championship: LSU 31, Tennessee 20
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 14:00 PMSyracuse*No. 8ESPN2W 33–9107,725
September 89:00 PMat ArkansasNo. 8ESPN2W 13–370,470
September 297:45 PMNo. 14 LSUNo. 7
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
ESPNW 26–18108,472
October 612:00 PMGeorgiaNo. 6
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee (rivalry)
CBSL 24–26107,592
October 203:30 PMat AlabamaNo. 11CBSW 35–2483,818
October 277:45 PMNo. 12 South CarolinaNo. 9
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
ESPN2W 17–10107,530
November 32:30 PMat Notre Dame*No. 7NBCW 28–1880,795
November 102:00 PMMemphis* No. 6
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
PPVW 49–28107,221
November 1712:30 PMat KentuckyNo. 6JPSW 38–3569,109
November 243:30 PMVanderbiltNo. 7
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee (rivalry)
CBSW 38–0102,519
December 1*3:30 PMat No. 2 FloridaNo. 5CBSW 34–3285,771
December 88:00 PMvs. No. 21 LSUNo. 2CBSL 20–3174,843
January 11:00 PMvs. No. 17 MichiganNo. 8ABCW 45–1759,693
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source: Dates and Matchups for Tennessee Football Games for the 2001 SEC Season
  • Originally scheduled for September 15, the UT-UF game (along with all sporting events that weekend) was postponed to a later date due to the September 11th Attacks.
 
Neyland Stadium hosted six Tennessee home games in 2001.

PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

2001 Tennessee Volunteers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 7 Casey Clausen So
WR 4 Donté Stallworth Jr
TE 1 Jason Witten Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 92 Albert Haynesworth Jr
DT 98 John Henderson Jr
DE 90 Will Overstreet Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Coaching staffEdit

2002 NFL DraftEdit

The 2002 NFL Draft was held on April 20–21, 2002 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The following UT players were selected:

Player Position Round Pick NFL team
John Henderson DT 1st 9 Jacksonville Jaguars
Donté Stallworth WR 1st 13 New Orleans Saints
Albert Haynesworth DT 1st 15 Tennessee Titans
Fred Weary G 3rd 66 Houston Texans
Will Overstreet DE 3rd 80 Atlanta Falcons
Travis Stephens RB 4th 119 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Andre Lott CB 5th 129 Washington Redskins
Reggie Coleman T 6th 192 Washington Redskins
Teddy Gaines CB 7th 256 San Francisco 49ers
Dominique Stevenson LB 7th 260 Buffalo Bills

ReferencesEdit