1999 Tennessee Volunteers football
Fiesta Bowl, L 21–31 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 9
1999 record9–3 (6–2 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorRandy Sanders (1st as OC; 11th overall season)
Defensive coordinatorJohn Chavis (5th as DC; 12th overall season)
Captains
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
(Capacity: 102,854)[1]
Seasons
← 1998
2000 →
1999 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 12 Florida x   7 1     9 4  
No. 9 Tennessee   6 2     9 3  
No. 16 Georgia   5 3     8 4  
Kentucky   4 4     6 6  
Vanderbilt   2 6     5 6  
South Carolina   0 8     0 11  
Western Division
No. 8 Alabama x$   7 1     10 3  
No. 13 Mississippi State   6 2     10 2  
No. 22 Ole Miss   4 4     8 4  
No. 17 Arkansas   4 4     8 4  
Auburn   2 6     5 6  
LSU   1 7     3 8  
Championship: Alabama 34, Florida 7
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1999 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1999 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Volunteers offense scored 369 points while the defense allowed 194 points. Phillip Fulmer was the head coach and led the club to an appearance in the Fiesta Bowl.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 47:00 pmWyoming*No. 3ESPN2W 42–17107,597
September 188:00 pmat No. 4 FloridaNo. 2CBSL 21–2385,707
September 254:00 pmMemphis*daggerNo. 7
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
PPVW 17–16107,261
October 27:45 pmAuburnNo. 7
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
ESPNW 24–0106,424
October 97:00 pmNo. 10 GeorgiaNo. 6
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee (rivalry)
ESPNW 37–20107,247
October 233:30 pmat No. 10 AlabamaNo. 5CBSW 21–786,869
October 301:00 pmSouth CarolinaNo. 4
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
PPVW 30–7105,941
November 67:45 pmNo. 24 Notre Dame*No. 4
ESPNW 38–14107,619
November 1312:30 pmat ArkansasNo. 3JPSL 24–2852,815
November 2012:30 pmat KentuckyNo. 7JPSW 56–2171,022
November 2712:00 pmVanderbiltNo. 6
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee (rivalry)
CBSW 38–10105,781
January 28:00 pmvs. No. 3 Nebraska*No. 6ABCL 21–3171,526
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Personnel

1999 Tennessee Volunteers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 14 Cedrick Wilson Sr. Sr
QB 17 Tee Martin Sr
RB 20 Travis Henry Sr
RB 31 Jamal Lewis Jr
G 52 Cosey Coleman Jr
G 53 Toby Champion Jr
C 55 Clay Bostic So
OT 67 Chad Clifton Sr
OG 70 Fred Weary So
OT 71 Reggie Coleman So
WR 80 Eric Parker So
TE 84 Neil Johnson Jr
WR 87 David Martin Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 7 Deon Grant Jr
DB 23 Dwayne Goodrich Sr
LB 28 Dominique Stevenson Jr
DB 29 Mikki Allen Sr
DB 30 Andre Lott Jr
LB 46 Raynoch Thompson Sr
LB 47 Matt Blankenship Sr
DE 90 Will Overstreet So
DE 93 Shaun Ellis Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Rankings

See also: 1999 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
( ) = First place votes.
Week
PollPre123456789101112131415Final
AP2 (15)3 (13)3 (11)2 (13)7766544376669
Coaches Poll2 (13)2^32 (8)78655443 (1)76659
BCSNot released4525455Not released

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Jamal Lewis Running back 1 5 Baltimore Ravens
Shaun Ellis Defensive end 1 12 New York Jets
Raynoch Thompson Linebacker 2 41 Arizona Cardinals
Chad Clifton Tackle 2 44 Green Bay Packers
Dwayne Goodrich Defensive back 2 49 Dallas Cowboys
Cosey Coleman Guard 2 51 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Deon Grant Defensive back 2 57 Carolina Panthers
Darwin Walker Defensive tackle 3 71 Arizona Cardinals
Tee Martin Quarterback 5 163 Pittsburgh Steelers

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References

  1. ^ "Neyland Stadium". utsports.com. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
  2. ^ "2000 NFL Draft Listing - Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on December 21, 2007.