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UT Retires Numbers

A rare honor this fall for a Trio of former Tennessee Football players.

The numbers worn by Vols stars Peyton Manning, Reggie White, and Doug Atkins will be retired in games at Neyland Stadium.

White, a multi-time NFL All-Pro who died last December, will have his number retired at the Ole Miss game October First..

Manning, a former Heisman Trophy candidate, will be honored during the South Carolina game October 29th.

The ceremony for Atkins, an All-American Defensive End in 19-52, will take place November 19th vs Vanderbilt.

U-T has retired only 4-numbers in history...

They were worn by former players killed in World War Two.

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