One simple word can describe the player coming in at #25, wow. Travis Stephens is everything you would want, and more, in a running back. Stephens’ first year with the Vols in 1997 saw little action due to the emergence of Jamal Lewis, however Stephens more than made up for it the rest of his career. In 1998 Stephens was thrown into the starting running back role which was shared with another former Vol great, Travis Henry. Stephens started in 4 games in the 1998 season while racking up 477 yards and 4 touchdowns on 107 carries. In his first game as starter, Stephens garnered 107 yards on 20 carries against the Georgia Bulldogs. After the 1998 season Stephens was redshirted due to the return of Jamal Lewis, and abundance of running backs already on the Vols roster. In his return in 2000, Stephens was once again behind Travis Henry on the depth chart, but would still manage 359 yards and 7 touchdowns on 81 carries. The 2001 season is when Stephens showed what he was truly capable of. Finally having the starting spot to himself, Stephens rushed for a school record 1464 yards and 10 touchdowns on 291 carries which was also a school record. After the Vols, Stephens was drafted in the 4th round of the 2002 NFL draft to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Unfortunately for Stephens and his fans, his NFL career was cut short due in large part to legal troubles.