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Tennessee To Wear 'Smokey Gray' For Vandy Game

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FILE- Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley (14) throws to a receiver in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Georgia on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne) FILE- Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley (14) throws to a receiver in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Georgia on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee is bringing back its gray alternate uniforms for Saturday's game with Vanderbilt.

Volunteers coach Butch Jones said Tuesday that the team's seniors voted to wear the alternate uniforms for their home finale. The uniform features a dark gray color the school calls "Smokey gray," a nod to the team's mascot.

Tennessee previously wore Smokey gray uniforms October 5 for a 34-31 overtime loss to Georgia. That marked the first time Tennessee had used an alternate uniform since wearing black jerseys for a 31-13 victory over South Carolina on October 31, 2009.

Jones said that "we talked about the gray becoming more standard a little bit in our football program, so it's just something with our seniors, that they wanted to do, and I think it's a reward for them."

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