2005 Jersey Countdown

No longer are the days till "Football Time in Tennessee" triple digits. Sure it's still three months plus till the opening kickoff but as any Vol fan can attest, the anticipation is almost as exciting as the actual season. Expectations are high and the Vols are still undefeated – the National Champions of summer. The start of this trek to the title is marked by a hallowed day in the life of every diehard Vol football fan – the start of the annual jersey countdown.

The Volunteer Jersey Countdown!
The Jersey countdown, a tradition here at GridScape/InsideTennessee.com for more than a decade is actually decades old in the making. Nathan Bowling aka Merlot of VolChat fame kicked it off in 1994. Since then, it has served as a tribute to many great Vols who have made fantastic, indelible impressions on generations of Vol faithful.

This year's homage begins May 27th with #99 - Demonte Bolden, a seasoned freshman DT who plans to make a memorable debut wearing his Orange jersey. Our countdown ends September 2nd with #1 - Jayson Swain, a talented junior WR fresh off a solid season with visions of restoring the Vols' status as Wide Receiver – U.

Containing photos and particulars for over 500 former Vols, your favorite Vol is sure to be among them. Bookmark this page, tell a friend, watch your calendar, but just make sure you join us daily all summer long for another great Tennessee Tradition...
The Volunteer Jersey Countdown!

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