Two VFL Named To ESPN’s College Football’s 150 Greatest Players List

Tennessee football legends Reggie White and Peyton Manning are named to ESPN’s College Football’s 150 Greatest Players list.

White came in at No. 19 on the list while Manning checked in two spots behind the “Minister of Defense” at No. 21.

White and Manning were also both named to ESPN’s All-Time All-America teams last month.

White, who was a standout defensive lineman for the Vols from 1980-83, holds the program’s single-season record with 15 sacks and is tied for second in single-game sacks (four).

Manning quarterbacked the Vols from 1994-97 and was the runner-up for the Heisman Trophy his senior season after leading Tennessee to an 11-2 record and an appearance in the Orange Bowl. Manning finished the year with 3,819 passing yards and 36 touchdown passes, both single-season program records.

Both White and Manning went on to become Super Bowl champions as well (White with the Green Bay Packers and Manning twice, once with the Indianapolis Colts and once with the Denver Broncos).

Tennessee has retired White’s No. 92 and Manning’s No. 16 jerseys.

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