Tennessee Volunteers Football: 20 Best Defensive Players in School History

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Tennessee Volunteers Football: 20 Best Defensive Players in School History
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The Tennessee Volunteers hold a long tradition of great defenses. With five defenders in the College Football Hall of Fame and two of the three retired numbers (excluding the four retired due to heroic World War II sacrifices) belonging to defensemen, you can easily trace the success of the Vols with who is on that side of the ball.

In particular, linebackers at Tennessee have been some of the best college players during their eras.

However, not one linebacker makes the top four in this list of the 20 greatest defensive players in Big Orange history.

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