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Orange & White game will showcase current Vols, but former players readying for halftime flag football game

Butch Jones yells instructions during practice last week (photo by Evan Woodbery)

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee has released the rosters for a halftime flag football game between former Vols scheduled for halftime of the Orange & White Game.

The seven-on-seven exhibition could be just as interesting as the tackle football.

As some of the listed players are in the neighborhood of 60 years old, we have to imagine that many on the roster will be “honorary” captains who won’t see much of the field.

Butch Jones said Wednesday that one team captain, Al Wilson, was already “talking junk” to opponents on the white team.

Here’s a link to the rosters for both teams.

Jones also touted a “13-foot, 9-inch” trophy for the winner of the flag football tournament. (Update: Check out video of the giant trophy below.)

The Vols are back on the practice field Thursday afternoon. Stay tuned for instant updates. We’ll be talking a ton of football beginning at 10 a.m. on the News Sentinel Sports Page. Listen live.