Coach Phillip Fulmer donates Vols gear to wildfire evacuees

The family of Former Vols football coach Phillip Fulmer, gave away his old sideline gear to people who lost everything in Sevier County fires.

SEVIER COUNTY, TENN. - Ever since wildfires forced hundreds to evacuate Gatlinburg and Sevier County there has been an outpouring of support for the evacuees.

Some of the donations handed out on Thursday came from a source familiar to big orange fans.

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The family of legendary University of Tennessee football coach Phillip Fulmer brought several cars worth of the coach's sideline gear to give to those in the shelter at the Rocky Top Sports World.

"We know a lot of people that lost a lot of things and we wanted to go through it kind of quickly but as much as we have been doing the past couple of days getting these jackets that we are using is a way that we are hoping to find somebody in need," Fulmer's daughter Allison said.

The Fulmer family brought in coach Fulmer's old gear he used to wear on the sidelines of Neyland Stadium, a move that evacuees like Chris Rial truly appreciated.

"Right here shows that there's good people out there that are willing to help," Rial siad. 

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