WILMA RUDOLPH, Sprinter
The Clarksville native had polio and pneumonia as a child and
wore a brace on her left leg, but became one of the greatest
sprinters ever. She starred at Tennessee State and was the first
woman to win three golds, at the 1960 Olympics (100 and 200
meters, 4x100 relay).
PAT SUMMITT, Basketball coach
Now in her 30th year at Tennessee, the Henrietta native is the
alltime winningest women's college basketball coach, with an
821-163 record and six national titles. An All-America guard at
Tennessee-Martin, she earned a silver medal in 1976 playing on
the U.S. Olympic team.
REGGIE WHITE, Football player
The defensive end retired in 2000 as the NFL's alltime sack
leader (198) after a 15-year career that included 13 Pro Bowls.
The Chattanooga native, who played his college ball at Tennessee,
spent eight seasons with the Eagles and won a Super Bowl with the
Packers in 1997.
TRACY CAULKINS, Swimmer
Dominant in the late 1970s and early '80s, the Nashville native
set 63 American and five world records. She missed the 1980
Olympics because of the U.S. boycott, but enrolled at Florida and
won 12 NCAA championships. She then won three gold medals at the
November 3, 2003
STEVE SPURRIER, Football player and coach
The Redskins' coach won the 1966 Heisman Trophy as a Florida
quarterback and played 10 seasons in the NFL before coaching the
Gators for 12 years. Born in Florida, he went to Science Hill
High in Johnson City, where he never lost a game as a starting
DOUG ATKINS, Football player
The 6'8" defensive end from Humboldt was recruited by Tennessee
for basketball but became an All-America in football. The only
Vol in both the pro and college football halls of fame, he won
NFL titles with the Browns in 1954 and the Bears in 1963.