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.