1996 Tennessee Volunteers football
Florida Citrus Bowl Champions
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 9
1996 record10–2 (7–1 SEC)
Head coachPhillip Fulmer
Offensive coordinatorDavid Cutcliffe
Defensive coordinatorJohn Chavis
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
(Capacity: 102,544)[1]
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#1 Florida x   8 0         12 1  
#9 Tennessee   7 1         10 2  
South Carolina   4 4         6 5  
Georgia   3 5         5 6  
Kentucky   3 5         4 7  
Vanderbilt   0 8         2 9  
Western Division
#11 Alabama xy   6 2         10 3  
#12 LSU x   6 2         10 2  
#24 Auburn   4 4         8 4  
Mississippi State   3 5         5 6  
Ole Miss   2 6         5 6  
Arkansas   2 6         4 7  
Championship: Florida 45, Alabama 30
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. The offense scored 437 points and the defense allowed only 185 points. Quarterback Peyton Manning was in his junior year and Phillip Fulmer was the head coach of the team.

Season[edit | edit source]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31* 7:00 PM UNLV #2 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 62–3   106,212
September 7* 3:30 PM UCLA #2 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN CBS W 35–20   106,297
September 21 3:30 PM #4 Florida #2 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in September) CBS L 29–35   107,608
October 3 7:30 PM vs. Ole Miss #8 Liberty BowlMemphis, TN ESPN W 41–3   62,640
October 12 7:00 PM at Georgia #7 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ESPN W 29–17   86,117
October 26 3:30 PM #7 Alabama #6 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) CBS W 20–13   106,700
November 2 12:30 PM at South Carolina #6 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC JPS W 31–14   82,808
November 9* 3:30 PM at Memphis #6 Liberty BowlMemphis, TN CBS L 17–21   65,685
November 16 12:30 PM Arkansas #12 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN JPS W 55–14   103,158
November 23 3:30 PM Kentucky #9 Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) CBS W 56–10   102,534
November 30 7:00 PM at Vanderbilt #9 Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN ESPN W 14–7   40,289
January 1* 1:00 PM vs. #11 Northwestern #9 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl) ABC W 48–28   63,467
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Team players drafted into in the NFL[edit | edit source]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Joey Kent Wide Receiver 2 46 Tennessee Oilers
Jay Graham Running Back 3 64 Baltimore Ravens

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