Wednesday, August 15, 2007

We've Got 17 Days!

That's right folks only 17 days left until Tennessee Volunteer football. Any many of the people we have talked about in honoring on this site have been from the '98 National Championship team. People like Travis Henry, Dwayne Goodrich, Jamal Lewis, and Al Wilson. Today we'll name another from the team. But he wasn't just a leader. He was the leader of the team, other oeioke were there to help him out and provide leadership but what a championship team must have is a quaterback. Today we remember a man that wore the orange and white and led the Vols to the National Title, we remember Tee Martin.
After the National Championship game many articles were written on the Vols but one that sticks out to me is a one by Sports Illustrated. It was written about Tee and headed as PEYTON SET RECORDS, TEE GOT A TITLE. That was the perfect description for it back then. In the shadow of Peyton comes Mr. Tee Martin a junior at QB who had thrown just 16 passes the two years before this point and leads the Vols to a title. It was amazing a perfect season and Championship the year after our great quaterback leaves.

Phillip Fulmer said afterword
"He played an outstanding game, he knows how to manage a game. He gives you a threat as a runner, he's very difficult to defend. As the season has gone along, he's gotten better and better. I would not trade Tee Martin for anyone in the country."

Tee Martin is honored today for the job that he did that '98 season. The season Vol fans will never forget, thanks to Tee Martin and company.

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