Tennessee football to honor Pat Summitt with helmet sticker
Tennessee is adding a sticker to its helmets for the 2016 season to honor the legacy of former Lady Volunteers basketball coach Pat Summitt, who passed away in June from the effects of Alzheimer's disease at age 64.
Summitt coached at Tennessee from 1974-2012, in which time she won eight national championships and seven NCAA Coach of the Year awards. She holds the most wins in Division I men's or women's basketball with 1,098.
Football coach Butch Jones made the announcement during a press conference on Saturday. The sticker will feature a capital P styled in the same way that Summitt wrote her signature and will go on the back of the helmets.
"We all know everything that she stands for," Jones said. "I think it is very fitting that Tennessee football and Team 120 recognize her and everything that she means to the University of Tennessee and the great state of Tennessee and for sports in general."
The Vols open their season Thursday against Appalachian State.