2002 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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2002 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Peach Bowl vs Maryland, L 3–30
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
2002 record 8–5 (5–3 SEC)
Head coach Phillip Fulmer
Offensive coordinator Randy Sanders
Defensive coordinator John Chavis
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
(Capacity: 104,079)
Seasons
« 2001 2003 »
2002 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#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
#11 Alabama   6 2         10 3  
Arkansas xy   5 3         9 5  
#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 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 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 8–5, 5–3 in SEC play and lost the Peach Bowl 30–3 to Maryland.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 6:00 PM vs. Wyoming* #4 The ColiseumNashville, TN ESPN2 W 47–7   67,221
September 7 4:00 PM MTSU* #4 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN PPV W 26–3   107,672
September 21 3:30 PM #10 Florida #4 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in September) CBS L 13–30   108,722
September 28 4:00 PM Rutgers* #11 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN PPV W 35–14   103,925
October 5 7:45 PM Arkansas #10 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN W 41–38 6OT  105,688
October 12 3:30 PM at #6 Georgia #10 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Rivalry) CBS L 13–18   86,520
October 26 7:45 PM #19 Alabama #16 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) ESPN L 14–34   107,722
November 2 3:30 PM at South Carolina #25 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC CBS W 18–10   83,918
November 9 3:30 PM #1 Miami (FL)*dagger Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN CBS L 3–26   107,745
November 16 12:30 PM at Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS JPS W 35–17   54,807
November 23 12:30 PM at Vanderbilt The Coliseum[1]Nashville, TN (Rivalry) JPS W 24–0   47,210
November 30 12:30 PM Kentucky Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) JPS W 24–0   105,462
December 31 7:30 PM vs. #20 Maryland Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) ESPN L 3–30   68,330
*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 2002 SEC Season
Neyland Stadium hosted seven Tennessee home games in 2002.

Game notes[edit]

2003 NFL Draft[edit]

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

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