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2017 Hall of Fame: Tommy Yates

September 8, 2017

From Alcoa High School, Tommy Yates

Tommy played in the Alcoa-Maryville rivalry four times in his career at Alcoa. As a senior, Yates led the Tornadoes to their second consecutive undefeated season and was part of the 29-game winning streak. Yates was named All- State, All East- Tennessee, All Conference and All County as a senior before being selected as an honorable mention All-American. He was honored with the Roy N. Lotspeich Memorial Trophy as the top player in East Tennessee. Yates signed a football scholarship to Furman University and his jersey number 53 was retired by Coach Bill Bailey.

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