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2001 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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2001 Tennessee Volunteers football team

2001 Tennessee Volunteers football
Citrus Bowl Champions
SEC Eastern Division Champions
SEC Championship Game, L 20-31 vs. LSU
Citrus Bowl vs Michigan, W 45–17
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
Coaches #4
AP #4
2001 record 11–2 (7–1 SEC)
Head coach Phillip Fulmer
Offensive coordinator Randy Sanders
Defensive coordinator John Chavis
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
(Capacity: 104,079)
2001 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#4 Tennessee x   7 1         11 2  
#3 Florida   6 2         10 2  
#13 South Carolina   5 3         9 3  
#22 Georgia   5 3         8 4  
Kentucky   1 7         2 9  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
#7 LSU xy   5 3         10 3  
Auburn x   5 3         7 5  
Ole Miss   4 4         7 4  
Alabama   4 4         7 5  
Arkansas   4 4         7 5  
Mississippi State   2 6         3 8  
Championship: LSU 31, Tennessee 20
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2001 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 2001 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 SEC. The Vols finished the season 10–2, 7–1 in SEC play and won the Citrus Bowl 45–17 to Michigan.


Coaching staff


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 4:00 PM Syracuse* #8 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN2 W 33–9   107,725
September 8 9:00 PM at Arkansas #8 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR ESPN2 W 13–3   70,470
September 29 7:45 PM #14 LSU #7 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN W 26–18   108,472
October 6 3:30 PM Georgia #6 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) CBS L 24–26   107,592
October 20 3:30 PM at Alabama #11 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Third Saturday in October) CBS W 35–24   83,818
October 27 7:45 PM #12 South Carolina #9 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN2 W 17–10   107,530
November 3 2:30 PM at Notre Dame* #7 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC W 28–18   80,795
November 10 2:00 PM Memphis*dagger #6 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN PPV W 49–28   107,221
November 17 12:30 PM at Kentucky #6 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) JPS W 38–35   69,109
November 24 3:30 PM Vanderbilt #7 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) CBS W 38–0   102,519
December 1* 3:30 PM at #2 Florida #5 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Third Saturday in September) CBS W 34–32   85,771
December 8 8:00 PM vs. #21 LSU #2 Atlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game) CBS L 20–31   74,843
January 1 1:00 PM vs. #17 Michigan #8 Florida Citrus BowlOrlanda, FL (2002 Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC W 45–17   59,693
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule Source: Dates and Matchups for Tennessee Football Games for the 2001 SEC Season
  • Originally scheduled for September 15, the UT-UF game (along with all sporting events that weekend) was postponed to a later date due to the September 11th Attacks.
Neyland Stadium hosted six Tennessee home games in 2001.

2002 NFL Draft

The 2002 NFL Draft was held on April 20–21, 2002 at the theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The following UT players were selected:

Player Position Round Pick NFL team
John Henderson DT 1st 9 Jacksonville Jaguars
Donte Stallworth WR 1st 13 New Orleans Saints
Albert Haynesworth DT 1st 15 Tennessee Titans
Fred Weary G 3rd 66 Houston Texans
Will Overstreet DE 3rd 80 Atlanta Falcons
Travis Stephens RB 4th 119 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Andre Lott CB 5th 129 Washington Redskins
Reggie Coleman T 6th 192 Washington Redskins
Teddy Gaines CB 7th 256 San Francisco 49ers
Dominique Stevenson LB 7th 260 Buffalo Bills


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