Al Wilson to be honored as SEC Legend

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Tennessee linebacker Al Wilson will be honored in the 2010 Southeastern Conference Football Legends Class during the weekend of the league championship game in December.

Wilson was the captain of the Volunteers' 1998 national championship team and was taken in the first round of the 1999 NFL draft by the Denver Broncos, where he played for eight seasons.

Wilson ranked third on Tennessee's 1998 team with 77 tackles, despite missing three games with an injury. He had 12 tackles and forced a school-record three fumbles in a win over Florida that season.

With the Broncos, he passed the 100-tackle mark in each of his last five seasons and was a five-time Pro Bowl selection.

Wilson and representatives from the other SEC schools will be honored during a dinner in Atlanta on Dec. 3 and recognized prior to the championship game on Dec. 4.

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