2019 Tennessee Volunteers football
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 23–22 vs. Indiana
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Record8–5 (5–3 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJim Chaney (1st in stint, 5th overall season)
Defensive coordinatorDerrick Ansley (1st season)
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
(Capacity: 102,455)
Uniform
Tennessee vols football unif.png
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East Division
No. 4 Georgia x   7 1     12 2  
No. 6 Florida   6 2     11 2  
Tennessee   5 3     8 5  
Kentucky   3 5     8 5  
Missouri *   3 5     6 6  
South Carolina   3 5     4 8  
Vanderbilt   1 7     3 9  
West Division
No. 1 LSU x$#^   8 0     15 0  
No. 8 Alabama   6 2     11 2  
No. 14 Auburn   5 3     9 4  
Texas A&M   4 4     8 5  
Mississippi State   3 5     6 7  
Ole Miss   2 6     4 8  
Arkansas   0 8     2 10  
Championship: LSU 37, Georgia 10
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * – ineligible for postseason due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Volunteers played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee, and competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). They were led by second-year head coach Jeremy Pruitt.

Tennessee finished the regular season at 7–5 overall, 5–3 in the SEC, and were bowl eligible for the first time since 2016. On January 2, the Volunteers won the Gator Bowl over Indiana to finish at 8–5 for the season.

Previous season

The Volunteers finished the 2018 season 5–7, 2–6 in SEC play to finish in last place in the Eastern Division.

Preseason

2019 recruiting class

SEC media poll

The 2019 SEC Media Days were held July 15–18 in Birmingham, Alabama. In the preseason media poll, Tennessee was projected to finish in fifth in the East Division.[1]

Preseason All-SEC teams

The Volunteers had one player selected to the preseason all-SEC teams.

Schedule

Tennessee announced its 2019 football schedule on September 18, 2018.[2] The 2019 schedule consists of eight home and four away games in the regular season.

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 313:30 p.m.Georgia State*ESPNUL 30–3885,503
September 77:00 p.m.BYU*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
ESPNL 26–29 2OT92,475
September 1412:00 p.m.Chattanooga*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
SECNW 45–086,208
September 2112:00 p.m.at No. 9 FloridaESPNL 3–3482,276
October 57:00 p.m.No. 3 Georgia
ESPNL 14–4392,709
October 1212:00 p.m.Mississippi State
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
SECNW 20–1085,462
October 199:00 p.m.at No. 1 AlabamaESPNL 13–35101,821
October 264:00 p.m.South Carolina
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
SECNW 41–2187,397
November 27:00 p.m.UAB*dagger
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
ESPNUW 30–785,791
November 97:30 p.m.at KentuckySECNW 17–1356,760
November 237:30 p.m.at MissouriSECNW 24–2049,348
November 304:00 p.m.Vanderbilt
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
SECNW 28–1087,367
January 2, 20207:00 p.m.vs. Indiana*ESPNW 23–2261,789
Schedule Source:[3]

Game summaries

Georgia State

See also: 2019 Georgia State Panthers football team

1 234Total
Georgia State 7 7717 38
Tennessee 14 3310 30
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 3:30 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:21
  • Game attendance: 85,503
  • Game weather: Temperature: 89 °F (32 °C) • Wind: 5 mph (8.0 km/h) • Weather: Sunny
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Clay Matvick (play-by-play), Ryan Leaf (color), Stormy Buonantony (sideline)

BYU

See also: 2019 BYU Cougars football team

BYU at Tennessee
1 234OT2OTTotal
BYU 3 07676 29
Tennessee 7 60373 26
  • Date: September 7
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 7:05 EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:25
  • Game attendance: 92,475
  • Game weather: Temperature: 82 °F (28 °C) • Wind: 3 mph (4.8 km/h) • Weather: Sunny
  • Referee: Brandon Cruse
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Dave Pasch (play-by-play), Greg McElroy (color), Tom Luginbill (sidelines)
Sources:

Chattanooga

See also: 2019 Chattanooga Mocs football team

Chattanooga at Tennessee
1 234Total
Chattanooga 0 000 0
Tennessee 21 1770 45
  • Date: September 14
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 12:05 EDT
  • Elapsed time: 2:53
  • Game attendance: 86,208
  • Game weather: Temperature: 84 °F (29 °C) • Wind: 3 mph (4.8 km/h) • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • TV announcers (SECN): Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color), Alyssa Lang (sidelines)
Sources:

at Florida

See also: 2019 Florida Gators football team and Florida–Tennessee football rivalry

Tennessee at Florida
1 234Total
Tennessee 0 030 3
No. 9 Florida 7 10710 34
  • Date: September 21
  • Location: Gainesville, Florida
  • Game start: 12:02 EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:13
  • Game attendance: 82,276
  • Game weather: Temperature: 81 °F (27 °C) • Wind: 9 mph (14 km/h) • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: David Smith
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Bob Wischusen (play-by-play), Dan Orlovsky (color), Allison Williams (sidelines)
Sources:

Georgia

Week 6: #3 Georgia Bulldogs at Tennessee Volunteers
1 2 34Total
#3 Georgia 10 16 31443
Tennessee 7 7 0014

at Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tennessee

Game information

See also: 2019 Georgia Bulldogs football team and Georgia–Tennessee football rivalry

Mississippi State

See also: 2019 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

Mississippi State at Tennessee
1 234Total
Mississippi State 0 307 10
Tennessee 7 337 20
  • Date: October 12
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 12:06 EDT
  • Elapsed time: 2:56
  • Game attendance: 85,462
  • Game weather: Temperature: 56 °F (13 °C) • Wind: 7 mph (11 km/h) • Weather: Cloudy
  • Referee: John McDaid
  • TV announcers (SECN): Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color) and Alyssa Lang (sidelines)
Sources:

at Alabama

See also: 2019 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

Tennessee at Alabama
1 234Total
Tennessee 7 330 13
No. 1 Alabama 14 777 35
  • Date: October 19
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Game start: 8:11 pm CDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:13
  • Game attendance: 101,821
  • Game weather: Temperature: 61 °F (16 °C) • Wind: 6 mph (9.7 km/h) • Weather: Cloudy
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Steve Levy (play-by-play), Brian Griese (color) and Molly McGrath (sidelines)
Sources:

South Carolina

See also: 2019 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

South Carolina at Tennessee
1 234Total
South Carolina 7 1400 21
Tennessee 3 141410 41
  • Date: October 26
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 4:01 pm EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:40
  • Game attendance: 87,397
  • Game weather: Temperature: 75 °F (24 °C) • Wind: 5 mph (8.0 km/h) • Weather: Cloudy
  • Referee: Steve Marlow
  • TV announcers (SECN): Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color) and Alyssa Lang (sidelines)
Sources:

UAB

See also: 2019 UAB Blazers football team

UAB at Tennessee
1 234Total
UAB 0 007 7
Tennessee 6 1770 30
  • Date: November 2
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 7:02 pm EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:03
  • Game attendance: 85,791
  • Game weather: Temperature: 51 °F (11 °C) • Wind: 5 mph (8.0 km/h) • Weather: Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Roy Philpott (play-by-play), Kelly Stouffer (color) and Lauren Sisler (sidelines)
Sources:

at Kentucky

See also: 2019 Kentucky Wildcats football team and Kentucky–Tennessee football rivalry

Tennessee at Kentucky
1 234Total
Tennessee 0 3140 17
Kentucky 13 000 13
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Lexington, Kentucky
  • Game start: 7:39 pm EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:15
  • Game attendance: 56,760
  • Game weather: Temperature: 40 °F (4 °C) • Wind: 8 mph (13 km/h) • Weather: Clear
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • TV announcers (SECN): Tom Hart (play-by-play), Jordan Rodgers (color) and Cole Cubelic (sidelines)
Sources:

at Missouri

See also: 2019 Missouri Tigers football team

Tennessee at Missouri
1 234Total
Tennessee 0 1770 24
Missouri 3 773 20
  • Date: November 23
  • Location: Columbia, Missouri
  • Game start: 7:39 pm EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:25
  • Game attendance: 49,348
  • Game weather: Temperature: 39 °F (4 °C) • Wind: 8 mph (13 km/h)
  • Referee: Steve Marlowe
  • TV announcers (SECN): Dave Neal (play-by-play), D. J. Shockley (color) and Dawn Davenport (sidelines)
Sources:

Vanderbilt

See also: 2019 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

Vanderbilt at Tennessee
1 234Total
Vanderbilt 3 007 10
Tennessee 7 1407 28
  • Date: November 30
  • Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Game start: 4:29 pm EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:46
  • Game attendance: 87,367
  • Game weather: Temperature: 51 °F (11 °C) • Wind: 5 mph (8.0 km/h) • Weather: Rain
  • Referee: David Smith
  • TV announcers (SECN): Dave Neal (play-by-play), D. J. Shockley (color) and Dawn Davenport (sidelines)
Sources:

Indiana

See also: 2019 Indiana Hoosiers football team

Gator Bowl
1 234Total
Indiana 0 3163 22
Tennessee 0 6314 23
  • Date: January 2
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Game start: 7:00 pm EDT
Sources:

Personnel

Roster and staff

2019 Tennessee Volunteers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Marquez Callaway Sr
QB 2 Jarrett Guarantano
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
RB 3 Eric Gray Fr
TE 4 Dominick Wood-Anderson Sr
WR 5 Josh Palmer Jr
WR 6 Deangelo Gibbs Jr
WR 7 Brandon Johnson Sr
RB 8 Ty Chandler Jr
RB 9 Tim Jordan Jr
WR 10 Tyler Byrd Sr
WR 11 Jordan Murphy Jr
QB 12 JT Shrout
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
WR 13 Richard Mize Jr.
Redshirt.svg
 So
QB 14 Spencer Smith Fr
WR 15 Jauan Jennings
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
QB 17 Michael Bittner Fr
QB 18 Brian Maurer Fr
QB 19 Steven Orr Fr
WR 21 Jacquez Jones
Redshirt.svg
 So
WR 22 Isaiah Montgomery Fr
WR 26 JT Siekerman
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
RB 27 Carlin Fils-aime Sr
RB 28 James Christian
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
RB 36 Tanner Dobrucky
Redshirt.svg
 So
WR 38 Grant Frerking
Redshirt.svg
 So
RB 40 Fred Orr Fr
RB 42 Chip Omer
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
TE 44 Princeton Fant
Redshirt.svg
 So
RB 46 Cameron Miller Fr
OL 50 Jackson Lampley Fr
OL 55 Brandon Kennedy
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
OL 56 Riley Locklear Jr
OL 58 Jahmir Johnson
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
OL 64 Wanya Morris Fr
OL 65 Parker Ball Fr
OL 66 Dayne Davis Fr
OL 67 Airin Spell
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
OL 68 Marcus Tatum
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
OL 70 Ryan Johnson
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
OL 72 Darnell Wright Fr
OL 73 Trey Smith Jr
OL 74 K'Rojhn Calbert
Redshirt.svg
 So
OL 75 Jerome Carvin So
OL 77 Chris Akporoghene Fr
OL 78 Ollie Lane
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
OL 79 Jarious Abercrombie
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
WR 80 Ramel Keyton Fr
TE 81 Austin Pope
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
TE 82 Jackson Lowe Fr
TE 83 Sean Brown Fr
WR 84 Maleik Gray
Redshirt.svg
 So
WR 85 Cedric Tillman
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
TE 86 Andrew Craig
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
TE 87 Jacob Warren
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
TE 89 Hunter Salmon Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 Trevon Flowers So
DB 2 Alontae Taylor So
DB 3 Bryce Thompson So
DB 4 Warren Burrell Fr
LB 6 JJ Peterson
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
DB 7 Romello Edwards
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
LB 8 Jordan Allen
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
DB 9 Garrett Johnson
Redshirt.svg
 So
DB 10 Jay Shoop
Redshirt.svg
 So
LB 11 Henry To'o To'o Fr
DB 12 Shawn Shamburger So
LB 13 Deandre Johnson Jr
DB 17 Tyus Fields Fr
DB 18 Nigel Warrior Sr
LB 19 Darrell Taylor
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
DB 20 Cheyenne Labruzza
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
LB 21 Shanon Reid Jr
DB 22 Jaylen McCollough Fr
LB 23 Will Ignont Jr
DB 24 Aaron Beasley Fr
DB 25 Jerrod Means Fr
DB 26 Theo Jackson Jr
LB 27 Quavaris Crouch Fr
DB 28 Baylen Buchanan Sr
DB 29 Brandon Davis
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
LB 30 Roman Harrison Fr
LB 31 Nick Humphrey Jr
DB 31 Kenney Solomon Fr
LB 34 Deontae Beauchamp Fr
LB 35 Daniel Bituli Sr
DB 36 Terrell Bailey
Redshirt.svg
 So
LB 38 Solon Page III
Redshirt.svg
 So
LB 39 West Shuler Fr
DB 41 Kenneth George Jr.
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
DB 43 Jake Powers
Redshirt.svg
 So
DB 44 Cheyenne Labruzza So
LB 47 Landon Knoll
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
DL 48 Ja'Quain Blakely
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
DL 50 Savion Williams Jr
DL 51 Elijah Simmons Fr
LB 52 Bryan Aiken Fr
DL 53 Dawson Stephens
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
DL 54 Kingston Harris
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
DL 55 Gatkek Kueth
Redshirt.svg
 So
LB 56 Ethan Rinke Fr
LB 57 Nyles Gaddy
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
DL 79 Kurott Garland
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
DL 88 LaTrell Bumphus Jr
DL 90 Greg Emerson
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
DL 93 Emmit Gooden 
Injured
Sr
DL 94 Matthew Butler Jr
LB 95 Kivon Bennett
Redshirt.svg
 So
DL 97 Darel Middleton Jr
DL 98 Aubrey Solomon Jr
DL 99 John Mincey So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 37 Paxton Brooks So
PK 39 Toby Wilson
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
PK 42 Brent Cimaglia Jr
PK 43 Marshall Ware Fr
LS 46 Riley Lovingood
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
P 47 Joe Doyle
Redshirt.svg
 So
LS 59 Jake Yelich
Redshirt.svg
 So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Jim Chaney (Offensive Coordinator) - 1st year
  • Derrick Ansley (Defensive Coordinator/Defensive backs) - 1st year
  • Chris Rumph (Co-Defensive Coordinator/Outside linebackers) - 2nd year
  • Kevin Sherrer (Special Teams Coordinator/Inside linebackers) - 2nd year
  • Tee Martin (Assistant Head Coach/Passing Game Coordinator/Wide receivers) - 1st year
  • Will Friend (Offensive line) - 2nd year
  • David Johnson (Running backs) - 2nd year
  • Brian Niedermeyer (Tight ends) - 2nd year
  • Tracy Rocker (Defensive line) - 2nd year
  • Chris Weinke (Quarterbacks) - 2nd year
  • Craig Fitzgerald (Director of Strength and Conditioning) - 2nd year

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

Roster

Current depth chart

Source:[5]

Rankings

Further information: 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked. RV = Received votes.
Week
PollPre123456789101112131415Final
APRV
CoachesRVRVRVRV
CFPNot releasedNot released

Players drafted into the NFL

See also: 2020 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
2 48 Darrell Taylor DE Seattle Seahawks
7 217 Jauan Jennings WR San Francisco 49ers

References

  1. ^ "Media predicts Alabama to win 2019 SEC Championship". SECSports.com. Southeastern Conference. July 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "TENNESSEE FOOTBALL ANNOUNCES 2019 SCHEDULE". University of Tennessee Department of Athletics. September 18, 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  3. ^ "2019 Tennessee Volunteers Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "Tennessee stunned as Georgia St. rallies for win". ESPN. August 31, 2019. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  5. ^ Terry Lambert, "Tennessee Releases First Depth Chart of 2019," Rocky Top Talk, August 26, 2019.