Feels Like 98 Countdown to Kick Off: Day 28
While not a huge part of the 1998 championship team Dominique Stevenson played a pivotal role in his time at Tennessee. Like many of the players drafted by Coach Phillip Fulmer, Stevenson was highly ranked out of high school and expected to do big things in his time at Tennessee. In 1998, the freshman Stevenson made an appearance in all but 1 quarter of the 13 games played that year. In 1999 Stevenson may have had the most daunting task of them all, replacing Vol Legend Al Wilson at Middle Linebacker. After the 1998 Championship season, Stevenson would go on to start in 33 of the 34 games left in his UT career. After his freshman season Stevenson improved statistically every year, always finishing near the top of the team in tackles. Stevenson finished his time in Knoxville with 149 tackles (20 for loss), 231 hits, 2 caused fumbles, and 2 interceptions. After the Vols, Dominique would be drafted in the 7th round of the 2002 NFL draft to the Buffalo Bills. Unfortunately his NFL career was short lived and he would finish with just 1 game played for the Washington Redskins in 2004.