103-year-old Vol fan in town for Homecoming

Published: Nov. 4, 2016 at 6:18 PM EDT
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This week thousands of alumni are returning to Rocky Top for homecoming week. And perhaps the one with the most spirit has been cheering on the Vols for more than 80 years!

Her name is Joyce Weaver Fowler. She is 103-years-old. She graduated from the University of Tennessee back in 1933 with a degree in education. From there she went on to teach at Tyson Juniot High School in Knoxville. She is a big UT football fan and loves to cheer on the Vols! She even remembers when the UT games used to be played down on Cumberland Avenue!

"The University was really something then," says Weaver. "We had good teachers, we had good students. And we had a wonderful football team! My best memory? Would be a part of it. That I was part of the University of Tennessee."

Joyce's brothers and sisters, her nieces and nephews, all went to UT. She is quite the living legacy!



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