“The Food Ran Out…”

There are a number of stories that have made their way into the parlance of Tennessee football over the years, passed down from generation to generation.

One such story involves the legendary Herman Hickman, a Vol lineman (1929-31) and All-America selection (1931).

The story goes that Hickman was trying to diet and had whatever food choices were available at the time. A sympathetic friend asked how things were going, trying to be helpful.

Hickman’s response was to the point.

He allowed that he didn’t know, noting that the “food ran out after two days.”

So much for the diet.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017