1980 – 1983
Smokey V in Service
Smokey V was the first Smokey not to be descended from Smokey I. He became the UT mascot at just 12 months old and served from 1980 to 1983 under head football coach Johnny Majors. One of his handlers remembered that Smokey V was so little at first his ears dragged the ground, but he learned quickly and led the Vols enthusiastically. He was hit by a car and killed in 1984.