"Nobody loves the University of Tennessee more than Coach Fulmer. Phillip Fulmer is the reason that I chose to come to Tennessee, and it was one of the greatest decisions I ever made. I will always be indebted to him for the impact he has made on my life and my football career. I know I speak for hundreds of players when I say it was an honor to have played for him at UT. I am fortunate to have played for one of the greatest coaches in the history of college football. His legacy at Tennessee will be that he built men and won championships. He will always be my coach."
– Peyton Manning
UT Quarterback (94-98), Indianapolis Colts Quarterback, Super Bowl Champion and Four-Time NFL MVP
“He was always honest with me and treated me like I was one of his own children.”
– Jason Witten
UT Tight End (00-02), Dallas Cowboys TE (01-Present), nine-time Pro Bowl selection, Six-Time All Pro and Three-Time Tight-End of the Year
"There have been countless young student-athletes to wear the orange jersey who have been shaped into great young men under his leadership."
– Pat Summit
Lady Vols basketball coach, All-time NCAA Wins Leader
“Coach Fulmer was a father to me during my time at Tennessee. He was just as concerned with our development into men as he was with the demands of grooming successful student-athletes. Coach once told me that he wanted me to approach practice like people came just to watch me punt. Coach Fulmer expected one thing out of all of his student-athletes—to exceed expectations.”
– Dustin Colquitt
UT Punter 01-04, Punter with Kansas City Chiefs (2005-Present)
“Becoming a Tennessee Vol was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Coach Fulmer and his staff were first class from the recruiting process all the way through my playing career. I owe a ton of my success to them.”
– Al Wilson
UT Linebacker (95-98), Tive-time Pro Bowl and Two-time All-Pro Linebacker for the Denver Broncos
"Not only is Phillip a great person, he is the best football coach I've ever been associated with. His work ethic, attention to detail and recruiting efforts were lessons for all of us who were fortunate to work alongside him."