Awards Presented at Annual Banquet

Past and Present Honorees

Note: Award years refer to football seasons. The awards are presented at the following spring's Banquet

"Fred Russell Distinguished American Award"

1969 - Alfred Adams*
              Dr. Thomass Zerfoss*
1970 - P V. Overall*
              Alfred Sharp*
1971 - Charles W. Geny*
              Robert Lawrence, Jr.*
1972 - Vernon Sharp*
              Boyce Smith Sr.*
1973 - Charles M. Murphy*
1974 - Dr. Amos Christie*
              Charles W. Hawkins Sr.*
1975 - Joe E. Torrence*
             James A. Webb*
1976 - Frances E. Carter*
             Coach Art Guepe*
1977 - Horace G. Hill, Jr.*
              Ralph Owen*
1978 - Capt. Wm. P. Lawrence, USN*
              Dr. Bill Sherman
1979 - Guilford Dudley, Jr.*
1980 - Dr. F. Tremaine Billings
1980 - James F. Neal
1981 - Arthur Rebrovick*
1982 - Kenneth L. Roberts
1983 - Mayor Richard Fulton
1984 - Nelson C. Andrews
1985 - Joe M. Rodgers
1986 - Frank C. Gorrell*
1987 - Dennis C. Bottoff
1988 - John Rich
1989 - Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Jr.
1990 - Gen. William G. Moore, Jr.

1991 - Dr. Greer Ricketson
1992 - William M. "Bill" Johnson
1993 - E. W. "Bud" Wendell
1994 - Governor Winfield C. Dunn
             Governor Ned Ray McWherter*
1995 - U.S Senator William H. "Bill" Frist, M.D.
             U.S. Senator Fred Dalton Thompson
1996 - John Richard Hall
1998 - Drew Rederick Maddux
1999 - Joe Kelley
2000 - John Seigenthaler
2001 - Dr. Bill Wise
2002 - Lee Greenwood
2003 - Coach Edward S. Temple
2004 - Captain Greg Johnson
2005 - Charles W. Hawkins III*
2006 - Martha Rivers Ingram
2007 - Colonel Jeff Holmes
2008 - Governor Phil Bredesen
2009 - Father Charles Strobel
              Sgt Kevin Downs
2010 - Captain Barry Wilmore
              Judge Frank Drowota
2011 - Admiral Frank Kelso
2012 - Coach Fred Pancoast
2013 - Jimmy Davy
2014 - Steve Robinson
2015 - Hon. George Cate
             Tim Corbin
2016 - Dr. Margaret Rhea Seddon
2017 - BG Scott E. Brower
2018 - Rear Admiral Jimmie W. Taylor USN (Ret.)

 


*Deceased