1964 – 1977
Smokey III in Service
Smokey III presided over the football team’s national championship in 1967 among a total of 10 bowl games. The Vols defeated coach Paul “Bear” Bryant’s unranked Alabama team 10-9 on October 19, 1968, after the Alabama quarterback took a kick at Smokey III, saying the UT cheerleaders were letting him come close and bark. A descendant of Smokey I, Smokey III served from 1964 to 1977 under three head coaches Doug Dickey, Bill Battle, and Johnny Majors.