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1971 Tennessee Volunteers Roster

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (11th of 128) ▪ Rank: 9th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 4-2 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Battle (10-2)

PS/G: 22.5 (40th of 128) ▪ PA/G: 10.1 (6th of 128)
SRS: 16.33 (15th of 128) ▪ SOS: 6.16 (30th of 128)

Bowl Game: Won Liberty Bowl 14-13 versus Arkansas


  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Jim Maxwell* QB 46 Cmp, 102 Att, 544 Yds, 1 TD
Dennis Chadwick QB 14 Cmp, 39 Att, 281 Yds, 1 TD
Phil Pierce QB 11 Cmp, 31 Att, 126 Yds, 1 TD
Bill Rudder* RB 78 Att, 414 Yds, 5.3 Avg
Curt Watson* RB 193 Att, 766 Yds, 4.0 Avg
Steve Chancey RB 89 Att, 388 Yds, 4.4 Avg
George Silvey RB 29 Att, 110 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Haskel Stanback RB 43 Att, 158 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Joe Thompson* WR 15 Rec, 247 Yds, 16.5 Avg
Stan Trott* WR 2 Rec, 32 Yds, 16.0 Avg
Chip Howard WR 1 Rec, 8 Yds, 8.0 Avg
Emmon Love WR 6 Rec, 131 Yds, 21.8 Avg
Gary Theiler* TE 12 Rec, 191 Yds, 15.9 Avg
Sonny Leach TE 9 Rec, 110 Yds, 12.2 Avg
Jimmy Young TE 2 Rec, 30 Yds, 15.0 Avg
Joe Balthrop* OL
Bill Emendorfer* OL
Phillip Fulmer* OL
Gaylon Hill* OL
Tom Johnson* OL
Frank Howell* DL
Carl Johnson* DL
Ken Lambert* DL
John Wagster* DL
Tom Bennett DL
Ray Nettles* LB
Jamie Rotella* LB
Jackie Walker* LB
David Allen* DB
Eddie Brown* DB
Conrad Graham* DB
Bobby Majors* DB
Tim Townes DB