Seivers is UT 'legend'

Former Tennessee wide receiver Larry Seivers represents the Vols at this weekend's SEC Championship Game in Atlanta as one of 12 Alltel SEC Football Legends.

A Clinton native, Seivers developed into a Tennessee fan favorite from 1974-76 because of his sure-handed receiving skills. The two-time consensus All-America and All-SEC performer also was recognized as the 1976-77 SEC Male Athlete of the Year.

Among his most memorable highlights as a Vol were his game-winning touchdown reception in a Liberty Bowl win over Maryland and a two-point conversion catch that capped a one-point victory over Clemson in 1974. He also tied the school record for catches in a game with he hauled in 11 passes against Clemson in 1976 and still ranks seventh on UT's all-time receptions list with 117.

The 1976 team captain, who totaled seven 100-yard receiving games during his Vols career, currently resides in the Knoxville area.

Seivers' fellow SEC Legends for 2005 are Trace Armstrong (Florida 1988), Cornelius Bennett (Alabama 1983-86), Zeke Bratkowski (Georgia 1951-53), Warren Bryant (Kentucky 1973-76), Ed Dyas (Auburn 1958-60), Joe Fortunato (Mississippi State 1950-52), Chris Gaines (Vanderbilt 1984-87), Quinn Grovey (Arkansas 1987-90), Eric Martin (LSU 1981-84), Warren Muir (South Carolina 1967-69) and Andre Townsend (Mississippi 1980-83).

The group will be honored during a Friday dinner at the World Congress Center, Saturday during SEC Fanfare and during halftime of Saturday's championship game between Georgia and LSU.

The SEC began the Legends Dinner in 1994 to celebrate the league's rich football history. Tennessee honorees have been Bob Johnson (1994), Doug Atkins (1995), Condredge Holloway (1996), John Michels (1997), Richmond Flowers (1998), Steve Kiner (1999), Steve DeLong (2000), Stanley Morgan (2001), Johnny Majors (2002), Reggie White (2003) and Frank Emanuel (2004).

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