Just six weeks remain until the Vols take on the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta. We continue our countdown today with the number six.
Unlike previous numbers, the No. 6 jersey doesn’t have a great history at the University of Tennessee. Jimmy Streater is probably the highest ranking #6 in Tennessee football history, running the Tennessee offensive attack back in the late 70s. Streater was an All-SEC performer in 1979, leaving the school as the all-time leading passer for the time being.
An underrated choice here would be Denarius Moore, who played from 2007-2010. Moore really emerged in 2009 with Jonathan Crompton under center. He blossomed in his final year with Tyler Bray and Matt Simms, catching 47 passes for 981 yard and 9 touchdowns. Moore went on to have some success for a handful of years in the NFL with the Raiders, before flaming out in 2015.
Call me a prisoner of the moment, but my vote for favorite No. 6 goes to Alvin Kamara. He took control of the Tennessee backfield after Jalen Hurd left midseason, and he didn’t look back. I tweeted this back in January and still firmly believe it — Butch Jones and the offensive staff totally mishandled Kamara.
It's truly a shame that Alvin Kamara only got 284 touches in 2 years at Tennessee. He averaged 7.6 yards per touch! pic.twitter.com/vWFFCGTOO2— Terry Lambert (@TLambertFB) January 27, 2017
Alvin averaged over seven yards per touch during his time in Knoxville. He left as a part of the roster that left you wanting more — which unfortunately has been the story of the Butch Jones era to this point.
Who was your favorite No. 6 from Tennessee?