1994 Tennessee Volunteers football
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 45–23 vs. Virginia Tech
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 22
Record8–4 (5–3 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDavid Cutcliffe
Defensive coordinatorLarry Marmie
Captains
  • Kevin Mays
  • Ben Talley
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
(Capacity: 91,902)[1]
Seasons
← 1993
1995 →
1994 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Eastern Division
No. 7 Florida x$ 7 1 0 10 2 1
No. 22 Tennessee 5 3 0 8 4 0
South Carolina 4 4 0 7 5 0
Georgia 3 4 1 6 4 1
Vanderbilt 2 6 0 5 6 0
Kentucky 0 8 0 1 10 0
Western Division
No. 5 Alabama x 8 0 0 12 1 0
No. 9 Auburn 6 1 1 9 1 1
No. 24 Mississippi State 5 3 0 8 4 0
LSU 3 5 0 4 7 0
Arkansas 2 6 0 4 7 0
Ole Miss 2 6 0 4 7 0
Championship: Florida 24, Alabama 23
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1994 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1994 NCAA Division I-A football season. Phillip Fulmer was the head coach. Freshman Peyton Manning began the season as Tennessee's third-string quarterback, but injuries to Todd Helton and Jerry Colquitt forced him into the lineup in a game against Mississippi State, which the Volunteers lost 24–21. In his first start the following week against Washington State, the Vols won, 10–9. They lost only one more game the rest of the season, finishing 8–4 with a 45–23 victory over Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl.[2][3][4]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 38:00 p.m.at No. 14 UCLA*No. 13ABCL 23–2555,169
September 107:00 p.m.at No. 23 GeorgiaNo. 19ESPNW 41–2386,117
September 176:30 p.m.No. 1 FloridaNo. 15ESPNL 0–3196,656
September 2412:30 p.m.at Mississippi StateNo. 23JPSL 21–2441,071
October 14:00 p.m.No. 17 Washington State*dagger
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
W 10–995,556
October 81:00 p.m.Arkansas
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
PPVW 38–2194,997
October 156:30 p.m.No. 10 Alabama
ESPNL 13–1796,856
October 291:00 p.m.at South CarolinaPPVW 31–2274,200
November 121:00 p.m.Memphis*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
W 24–1394,690
November 1912:30 p.m.Kentucky
JPSW 52–095,066
November 2612:30 p.m.at VanderbiltJPSW 65–038,816
December 308:00 p.m.vs. No. 17 Virginia Tech*TBSW 45–2362,200

Roster

1994 Tennessee Volunteers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB 19 Mose Phillips Sr
FB 20 Chester Ford So
C 52 Mark Holland Sr
C 59 Sam Pinner Fr
C 71 Bubba Miller Jr
OG 73 Trey Peterson Jr
OG 74 Jeff Smith Jr
OG 67 Kevin Mays (C) Sr
OG 70 Trey Teague Fr
OT 66 Jason Laymon Jr
OT 72 Jarvis Reado Fr
OT 65 Robert Poole Fr
OT 75 Leslie Ratliffe Jr
OT 79 Brad Lampley Fr
QB 2 Todd Helton Jr
QB 6 Brandon Stewart Fr
QB 14 Jerry Colquit Sr
QB 16 Peyton Manning Fr
RB 5 Eric Lane So
RB 19 Mark Levine Fr
RB 24 Aaron Hayden Sr
RB 25 Jay Graham So
RB 33 James Stewart Sr
TE 82 David Horn Jr
TE 86 Dustin Moore So
TE 87 John Sartelle So
TE 89 Scott Pfeiffer Jr
WR Greg Kyler So
WR 11 Joey Kent So
WR 12 Marcus Nash Fr
WR 21 Maurice Staley Jr
WR 80 Billy Williams Sr
WR 81 Benjie Shuler So
WR 88 Andy McCullough Fr
WR 83 Nilo Silvan Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Ronald Davis Sr
CB 13 Terry Fair Fr
CB 18 DeRon Jenkins Jr
CB 23 Shawn Summers Jr
CB 26 Shane Begnaud Fr
CB 34 Steve Johnson Fr
CB 36 Troy Edge Fr
CB 41 Troy Pratt So
DE 46 John Emery Jr
DE 90 Ben Talley (C) Sr
DE 64 Steve White Jr
DE 91 Jonathan Brown Fr
DE 94 Billy Beron So
DT 50 Bill Duff Fr
DT 57 Leland Taylor Sr
DT 77 Richard Howard Jr
DT 84 Shane Burton Jr
DT 91 Brent Gibson So
FS 7 Jason Parker Jr
FS 9 Tori Noel So
LB 38 Greg Johnson So
LB 44 Craig King So
LB 45 Nick Jester So
LB 47 Tyrone Hines So
LB 3 Ronnie Pillow So
LB 14 Quincy Prigmore Jr
LB 22 Jesse Sanders Jr
LB 42 George Kidd Jr
LB 85 Anthony Hampton So
LB 93 Scott Galyon Jr
SS 28 Raymond Austin So
SS 30 Cory Gaines Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 43 Tom Hutton Sr
PK 10 John Becksvoort Sr
KR/PR Nilo Silvan
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
James Stewart Running back 1 19 Jacksonville Jaguars
Ron Davis Defensive back 2 41 Atlanta Falcons
Aaron Hayden Running back 4 104 San Diego Chargers
Ben Talley Linebacker 4 133 New York Giants
Eli Herring Tackle 6 190 Oakland Raiders
Billy Williams Wide receiver 7 212 Arizona Cardinals

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Awards and honors

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References

  1. ^ "Neyland Stadium". utsports.com. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
  2. ^ "Vols Lose Quarterback, A Place in Top-25 Poll Key to Upset: Six Turnovers in Second Half". San Jose Mercury News. San Jose. September 25, 1994. p. 5C.
  3. ^ MacCambridge, Michael (2005). ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. p. 845. ISBN 1-4013-3703-1.
  4. ^ "Vols in Sync, Leave Hokies Flattened". The Washington Post. January 1, 1995.
  5. ^ "1995 NFL Draft Listing - Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on December 21, 2007.