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Former Vol Parys Haralson dies at 37-years-old

Former Tennessee defensive standout Parys Haralson has passed away, according to UT officials.
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New Orleans Saints' Parys Haralson (98) before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. The Panthers won 17-13. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

SAN FRANCISCO, California — Former Tennessee Football defensive standout Parys Haralson passed away Monday.

Haralson played for the Vols under Head Coach Phillip Fulmer. The two-time captain was one of the program's most successful pass rushers, ranking fifth all time with 21 career sacks.

John Chavis served as Haralson's defensive coordinator during his time at Tennessee. Chavis posted on Twitter Monday evening.

After his career at Tennessee, Haralson was selected in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft by San Francisco. On Monday, the 49ers tweeted out a statement.

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