Patrick Willis recalls being ignored by Tennessee coach Fulmer
Halibutboy Flatfish stashed this in Overcoming Adversity
Despite being the first person in Tennessee state history to be nominated for the Mr Football Award as both a linebacker and a tailback, the University of Tennessee did not extend a scholarship offer to the young Patrick Willis. Willis went to Ol' Miss instead and torched the Vols whenever the two teams played. Now his message to others is "don't give up too soon."