Before the Vols take on the University of Cincinnati Bearcats at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, fans will be asked to pause for a moment of silence to remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.
Among the victims in the World Trade Center that day was Rob Lenoir, whose brother Patrick played offensive tackle for the Volunteers from 1988 to 1991. Patrick will honor his brother by carrying the American flag and leading the Vols onto the field through the “T” before Saturday’s game.
During the first time out of the first quarter, the Volunteers will honor the first responders who risked their lives that day by recognizing some of the men and women who risk their lives every day to keep Tennesseans safe. Representatives from law enforcement agencies and fire departments from Bristol, Chattanooga, Johnson City, Kingsport, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville, as well as officers from the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the UT Police Department, will be recognized.
Among those being recognized Saturday are:
Bristol Fire Department: Lieutenant Chris Hopson and Captain Harry Miller
Bristol Police Department: Sergeant Robert Caudill and Officer Josh Johnson
Chattanooga Fire Department: Jeff Hollis and Anthony Moore
Chattanooga Police Department: David Ashley and Lorin Johnston
Johnson City Fire Department: Brian Barnette and Allen Foshie
Johnson City Police Department: Officer Reggie Sparks and Lieutenant Larry Williams
Kingsport Fire Department: Terry Arnold and Lynn Feagins
Kingsport Police Department: Thomas M. Patton and Lieutenant Jerry Robinson
Knoxville Fire Department: Assistant Chief Gary Compton and Senior Firefighter Andrew Howard
Knoxville Police Department: Dan Paidousis and Josh Shaffer
Nashville Police Department: Brandon Frith and Tiffany Rhea