Tennessee Football All-Time Phil Fulmer Team Safeties
Eric Berry (2007-2009)
Fred White (1991-1994)
Fred White played for Tennessee football from 1991 to 1994 and was a key component of the team’s defense. Known for his athleticism, instincts, and hard-hitting style of play, White was a force in the secondary. His ability to read plays, react quickly, and deliver punishing hits made him a feared presence on the field.
He’s also notable on this particular list because he is the only one who joined the Volunteers before Phil Fulmer took over as head coach. White played one season before the legendary head coach took over. Fulmer brought in every other player, and most played well into his career in Knoxville.
The other safety, Eric Berry might be the second-best player ever under Fulmer after Peyton Manning. That might best be demonstrated by the fact that despite being a safety, he had 17.5 tackles for loss. That went along with 245 tackles, and three sacks, and also amassed 14 interceptions before he went pro a year early.
Berry then went on to a nine-year career in the NFL with the Kansas City Chiefs and was one of the best safeties in the NFL during that time. He finished that run with 445 tackles.