Al Wilson tabbed UT 'legend'

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Former Tennessee linebacker Al Wilson (1996-98), an All-America selection from the 1998 undefeated national championship team and a two-time All-SEC choice, was selected to the 2010 Southeastern Conference Football Legends Class, as announced by the league office Thursday.

During the national championship run, and serving as team captain, Wilson ranked third on the team with 77 tackles despite missing three games to injury. His highlight was a 12-tackle performance against Florida, in which he caused a school-record three fumbles.

He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft, where he played his entire eight-year career (1999-2006). He passed the 100-tackle mark in each of the last five seasons in the NFL, including 109 tackles in 2004 to rank second on the Broncos. Wilson led Denver in tackles for the second consecutive year in 2003 with 128 tackles. He was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a two-time All-Pro pick during his NFL career.

The Legends will be honored at this year's SEC "Weekend of Champions" which culminates with the SEC Football Championship Game on Sat., Dec. 4 at the Georgia Dome.

The SEC Legends Dinner presented by AT&T will feature the legends from the 12 SEC schools on Friday, Dec. 3 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. The legends will also be recognized on the field prior to the kickoff of the championship game.

CBS' Verne Lundquist will serve again as the master of ceremonies for the 2010 SEC Legends Dinner.

For more information on the Legends Dinner, please visit The 2010 Legends class is listed below:

ALABAMA - Cornelius Griffin, Defensive Tackle, 1998-99

ARKANSAS - Frank Broyles, Head Coach, 1958-76

AUBURN - Gregg Carr, Linebacker, 1981-84

FLORIDA - Kevin Carter, Defensive End, 1991-94

GEORGIA - Ben Zambiasi, Linebacker, 1974-77

KENTUCKY - Tim Couch, Quarterback, 1996-98

LSU - Fred Miller, Tackle, 1960-62

OLE MISS - Everett Lindsay, Offensive Line, 1989-92

MISSISSIPPI STATE - Eric Moulds, Wide Receiver, 1993-95

SOUTH CAROLINA - Andrew Provence, Defensive Tackle, 1979-1982

TENNESSEE - Al Wilson, Linebacker, 1996-98

VANDERBILT - Corey Chavous, Cornerback, 1994-97

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