1996 Tennessee Volunteers football
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
Florida Citrus Bowl champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 9
Record10–2 (7–1 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDavid Cutcliffe
Defensive coordinatorJohn Chavis
Captains
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
(Capacity: 102,544)[1]
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 1 Florida x$   8 0     12 1  
No. 9 Tennessee   7 1     10 2  
South Carolina   4 4     6 5  
Kentucky   3 5     4 7  
Georgia   3 5     5 6  
Vanderbilt   0 8     2 9  
Western Division
No. 11 Alabama xy   6 2     10 3  
No. 12 LSU x   6 2     10 2  
No. 24 Auburn   4 4     8 4  
Mississippi State   3 5     5 6  
Ole Miss   2 6     5 6  
Arkansas   2 6     4 7  
Championship: Florida 45, Alabama 30
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The offense scored 437 points and the defense allowed only 185 points. Quarterback Peyton Manning was in his junior year and head coach Phillip Fulmer was in his fifth year.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:00 p.m.UNLV*No. 2PPVW 62–3106,212
September 73:30 p.m.UCLA*No. 2
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
CBSW 35–20106,297
September 213:30 p.m.No. 4 FloridaNo. 2
CBSL 29–35107,608
October 37:30 p.m.vs. Ole MissNo. 8ESPNW 41–362,640
October 127:00 p.m.at GeorgiaNo. 7ESPNW 29–1786,117
October 263:30 p.m.No. 7 AlabamaNo. 6
CBSW 20–13106,700
November 212:30 p.m.at South CarolinaNo. 6JPSW 31–1482,808
November 93:30 p.m.at Memphis*No. 6CBSL 17–2165,685
November 1612:30 p.m.ArkansasNo. 12
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
JPSW 55–14103,158
November 233:30 p.m.KentuckyNo. 9
CBSW 56–10102,534
November 307:00 p.m.at VanderbiltNo. 9ESPNW 14–740,289
January 11:00 p.m.vs. No. 11 Northwestern*No. 9ABCW 48–2863,467

Roster

1996 Tennessee Volunteers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 25 Jay Graham Sr
WR 83 Tyrone Graham Fr
WR 11 Joey Kent Sr
QB 16 Peyton Manning Jr
QB 17 Tee Martin Fr
WR 88 Andy McCullough Jr
WR 12 Marcus Nash Jr
QB 10 Jason Price Sr
WR 37 Peerless Price So
WR 81 Benjie Shuler Jr
C 70 Trey Teague Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 99 Eric Brown Jr
DE 91 Jonathan Brown Jr
DE 93 Shaun Ellis Fr
DB 13 Terry Fair Jr
LB 27 Al Wilson So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
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
Joey Kent Wide receiver 2 46 Tennessee Oilers
Jay Graham Running back 3 64 Baltimore Ravens
Ray Austin Cornerback 5 145 New York Jets

[2]

Awards and honors

This section is empty. You can help by adding to it. (July 2010)

References

  1. ^ "Neyland Stadium". utsports.com. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
  2. ^ "1984 NFL Draft Listing - Pro-Football-Reference.com". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Archived from the original on May 27, 2009. Retrieved December 7, 2016.