1962 Volunteers
(Authentic Reproduction)




The helmet design worn by the Volunteers since 1949 would be tweaked in '62. Maintaining the traditional white shell with one-inch orange center stripe, there was the addition of three-inch orange thin, plain block numerals on each side of the helmet for easier player identification. The year started poorly as AD Neyland entered the hospital and died in March of liver and kidney problems. Head coach Wyatt took over as acting athletic director and then began the football season with four losses to key opponents. TB Mallon Faircloth could not meet the play of his previous year but soph end Steve DeLong was an immediate standout, especially on defense. Tackle Dick Evey was steady on both sides of the ball but Whit Canale was downed by knee surgery. The four victories in the 4-6 finish were against weak sisters and all six conference losses were to key opponents. The alumni and boosters were not happy.     

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