KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- Colonel William Bayne had an unexpected surprise when he arrived at Neyland Stadium for Saturday's game.
Colonel William Bayne was recognized as the Volunteer of the Game. / (Tennessee Athletics)
Bayne was ready to cheer on the Vols as they took on South Carolina, but he soon realized the spotlight wasn't just on the football team.
The University of Tennessee honored Bayne by naming him Volunteer of the Game for his 30 years of service in the U.S. Army.
In a Twitter post, Tennessee Athletics showed Bayne's sons delivering the news to their father who broke down in tears.
When Colonel William Bayne arrived at Neyland Stadium yesterday, he had no idea he'd be recognized as the Volunteer of the Game for his 30 years of service in the United States Army.— Tennessee Athletics (@Vol_Sports) October 27, 2019
The moment his sons delivered the news was truly special!@VOLFighters @UTKnoxville @FoodCity pic.twitter.com/miQ7i2RUaP
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