In the last four decades, the SEC has done exceedingly well in filling the ranks of legendary football players, and Tennessee has met its fair share of that quota. The first name that immediately comes to mind is Peyton Manning, but there are plenty of others.
"The Minister of Defense" Reggie White, Dale Carter, kickoff specialist extraordinaire, Bill Bates a Cowboy to be reckoned with and Eric Berry a defensive back with skills beyond his years, who has just begun to build his legendary epic. But, this is a new dawn; if you'll excuse the phrase. Derek Dooley has ushered in a new recruiting phase in the pages of Tennessee Football history; these newly recruited Vols could soon be mentioned in the same breath as the aforementioned legends.