2002 Tennessee Volunteers football
Peach Bowl, L 3–30 vs. Maryland
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2002 record8–5 (5–3 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorRandy Sanders (4th as OC; 14th overall season)
Defensive coordinatorJohn Chavis (8th as DC; 15th overall season)
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
(Capacity: 104,079)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 3 Georgia x$   7 1     13 1  
Florida   6 2     8 5  
Tennessee   5 3     8 5  
Kentucky   3 5     7 5  
South Carolina   3 5     5 7  
Vanderbilt   0 8     2 10  
Western Division
No. 11 Alabama   6 2     10 3  
Arkansas xy   5 3     9 5  
No. 14 Auburn x   5 3     9 4  
LSU x   5 3     8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5     7 6  
Mississippi State   0 8     3 9  
Championship: Georgia 30, Arkansas 3
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • Alabama had the best division record, but did not participate in postseason play due to NCAA probation.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2002 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A 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 8–5, 5–3 in SEC play and lost the Peach Bowl, 30–3, to Maryland.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:00 pmvs. Wyoming*No. 4ESPN2W 47–767,221
September 74:00 pmMTSU*No. 4PPVW 26–3107,672
September 213:30 pmNo. 10 FloridaNo. 4
CBSL 13–30108,722
September 284:00 pmRutgers*No. 11
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
PPVW 35–14103,925
October 57:45 pmArkansasNo. 10
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
ESPNW 41–38 6OT105,688
October 123:30 pmat No. 6 GeorgiaNo. 10CBSL 13–1886,520
October 267:45 pmNo. 19 AlabamaNo. 16
ESPNL 14–34107,722
November 23:30 pmat South CarolinaNo. 25CBSW 18–1083,918
November 93:30 pmNo. 2 Miami (FL)*dagger
CBSL 3–26108,745
November 1612:30 pmat Mississippi StateJPSW 35–1754,807
November 2312:30 pmat VanderbiltJPSW 24–047,210
November 3012:30 pmKentucky
JPSW 24–0107,462
December 317:30 pmvs. No. 20 MarylandESPNL 3–3071,228
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Neyland Stadium hosted seven Tennessee home games in 2002.
Neyland Stadium hosted seven Tennessee home games in 2002.

Game summaries

Personnel

Roster

2002 Tennessee Volunteers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 7 Casey Clausen Jr
TE 1 Jason Witten Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 47 Dustin Colquitt So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Coaching staff

2003 NFL Draft

The 2003 NFL Draft was held on April 26–27, 2003 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The following UT players were selected:

Player Position Round Pick NFL Team
Eddie Moore LB 2nd 49 Miami Dolphins
Kelley Washington WR 3rd 65 Cincinnati Bengals
Jason Witten TE 3rd 69 Dallas Cowboys
Julian Battle CB 3rd 92 Kansas City Chiefs
Aubrayo Franklin DT 5th 146 Baltimore Ravens
Keyon Whiteside LB 5th 162 Indianapolis Colts
Rashad Moore DT 6th 183 Seattle Seahawks
Demetrin Veal DE 7th 238 Atlanta Falcons

References