I tried to give equal weight to leg strength, accuracy and clutch performance in ranking my top 10. That said, here are picks 6 through 10:
10. JIMMY GAYLOR: Tennessee's No. 1 kicker in 1975, '76 and ‘77, he also pitched for the Vol baseball team. The Nashville native never led the Vols in scoring and never earned All-SEC recognition but he booted a 57-yard field goal vs. Kentucky in '77 that stood as the school record until Fuad Reveiz broke it in 1982. Gaylor's boot still ranks No. 2 in Vol history.
9. GREG BURKE: A starter in 1989 and ‘90, he had the misfortune to miss a 34-yard field goal in the final seconds of Tennessee's 26-26 tie at Auburn in '90 and have a 50-yarder blocked in the closing minute of a 9-6 loss to Alabama that same year. Still, he hit 32 of 44 career attempts (72.7 percent), including 31 of 40 (77.5 percent) inside 50 yards. His career-long kick of 51 yards came earlier in that 1990 Bama game.
8. RICKY TOWNSEND: A barefooted kicker, he held the top job from 1972 through ‘74. Townsend earned All-SEC recognition in '72 and captured a few All-America honors in '72 and '73. He led UT's scoring in '73 with 60 points (11 field goals, 27 PATs). He never kicked a 50-yarder but he was pretty accurate from 45 yards in. He played one year for the Memphis Southmen of the World Football League.
7. GEORGE HUNT: Tennessee's No. 1 kicker from 1969 through ‘71, he made 26 career field goals and led UT in scoring in each of his three varsity seasons. Hunt nailed a 51-yard field goal vs. Mississippi State in 1971 and hit a 50-yarder vs. Auburn the same year en route to All-SEC recognition. A fifth-round pick in the 1972 NFL Draft, he played parts of two pro seasons.
6. ALAN DUNCAN: As the starter in 1978, '79 and ‘80, this Norris native led the Vols in scoring each year. Duncan connected on 29 career field goals, including a 55-yarder vs. Georgia Tech in 1980 and a 53-yarder vs. Duke in '78. Selected in Round 7 of the 1981 NFL Draft, he wound up playing two years with the United States Football League's Memphis Showboats.