Former Golden Eagles Pose for A Photo at the University of Tennessee during the 1984-1985 season.
Five former Rhea County Golden Eagle football players took a time out during their 1984-1985 season at the University of Tennessee to pose for a portrait on the practice field with their Assistant Coach from U.T. Dennis Terrell, who happens to also be a former Golden Eagles football coach. The players pictured are (front row L-R) Charles Benton Class of 1983 and Jesse Messimer Class of 1984, (middle kneeling) David Johnson Class of 1984. (Back Row L-R) Steve Douglas Class of 1982 and his brother David Douglas Class of 1981. Players Charles Benton, Jesse Messimer and Steve Douglas were all starters during the season. David Douglas #78 went on to play pro football with the NFL. He passed away in 2018 after a three-year battle with brain cancer. Charles Benton # 20 passed away suddenly in 2019.
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