DALLAS (AP) - Vernon ''Bud'' Lyons, a lineman on Tennessee's 1951 national championship team, has died. He was 84.
Edward Boling, the director of Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas, confirmed Sunday that Lyons died of cancer Tuesday at his home in Corinth, Texas. Services were held Saturday. Tennessee had an item on its website Sunday announcing Lyons' death.
Lyons lettered at guard for Tennessee in 1950 and 1951. Tennessee's1950 team went 11-1 and beat Texas 20-14 in the Cotton Bowl. The 1951 team was 10-1 and won the national title.

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