2001 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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2001 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
SEC Eastern Division champion
Citrus Bowl champion
SEC Championship Game, L 20–31 vs. LSU
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches No. 4
AP No. 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)
Seasons
← 2000
2002 →
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 NCAA Division I FBS 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 10–2, 7–1 in SEC play and won the Florida Citrus Bowl, 45–17, over Michigan.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 4:00 PM Syracuse* No. 8 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN2 W 33–9   107,725
September 8 9:00 PM at Arkansas No. 8 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR ESPN2 W 13–3   70,470
September 29 7:45 PM No. 14 LSU No. 7 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN W 26–18   108,472
October 6 3:30 PM Georgia No. 6 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) CBS L 24–26   107,592
October 20 3:30 PM at Alabama No. 11 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Third Saturday in October) CBS W 35–24   83,818
October 27 7:45 PM No. 12 South Carolina No. 9 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN2 W 17–10   107,530
November 3 2:30 PM at Notre Dame* No. 7 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC W 28–18   80,795
November 10 2:00 PM Memphis*dagger No. 6 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN PPV W 49–28   107,221
November 17 12:30 PM at Kentucky No. 6 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) JPS W 38–35   69,109
November 24 3:30 PM Vanderbilt No. 7 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) CBS W 38–0   102,519
December 1* 3:30 PM at No. 2 Florida No. 5 Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL (Third Saturday in September) CBS W 34–32   85,771
December 8 8:00 PM vs. No. 21 LSU No. 2 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game) CBS L 20–31   74,843
January 1 1:00 PM vs. No. 17 Michigan No. 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[edit]

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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