The Tennessee Vols are have become a legendary NCAA football team, and they have amassed a following that is as big as their reputation. The players even more. So as everyone has a favorite that they will follow year after year. People will visit from all over the United States to come to see the Vos play, and if they can't, get to Neyland stadium, there fall is planned around the Tennessee football schedule.. Tennessee Vol fans know all of the facts that there are to know about the players we show our love and loyalty to.
However, do you know the best players for rushing and the fantastic records that are being held by the players? The following list contains the ten all time Tennessee Vols Rushing Leaders in the history of this legendary program.
The Vols players on this list have all been illustrious players not only for the University of Tennessee but for the NFL pro teams they played for after they were drafted.
8. Joshua Dobbs was famed for beating Jimmy Streater's old record when he entered the bowl, having amassed 623 yards in a season, but he stood second behind Jimmy Streater's record set in 1978. Dobbs stands high in rushing yards by quarterbacks with 1,281 yards. He played from 2013-2017 under the coaching of Butch Jones. He was invited to the senior bowl and was a popular pick for NFL drafts holding workouts for six teams.
9. Tony Thompson amassed 1,261 for himself in the year 1990. Under the coaching and tutelage of Johnny Majors from 1987 to 1990, he became an incredible player and led the team to victory. He was known as a player that was able to prove his worth time and time again when his team needed him, and his number got called.
10.Chuck Webb is the final player on our list at 1,236. He amassed these yards in 1989. Chuck Webb redshirted during the 1988 season, and he played from 1989 to 1990 under the coaching of Johnny Majors, he was able to gain a fantastic reputation and got drafted to the NFL. After repairing his knee twice, he played marginally before retiring in 1992.
CHUCK Webb's Relentless Day at the Cotton Bowl
These players paved the way for records to be broken, achievements to be achieved, and the best of the best to be able to be shown. They have played injured and dedicated their lives to a sport they believed in and that people everywhere can find themselves feeling those feelings too.
While they are all known from different backgrounds and experiences, they have one singular thing in common. They love Tennessee Vol football, UT and had the ability to rush further than anyone else making them stand out from the others and be recognized forever for their dedication to the game and Big Orange Nation.