Tennessee is recognizing a Volunteer legend with a special look for the Week 2 home opener against Austin Peay. Saturday marks the 51st anniversary of Condrege Holloway becoming the first African American to start a football game at quarterback in the SEC. To honor Holloway, the Vols are working throwback elements into a popular alternate jersey.

Josh Heupel’s squad will sport “Artful Dodger” smokey grey uniforms. The modified smokey greys include a bit more orange, similar to the Vols’ white jerseys from Holloway’s playing days. Saturday’s threads also include the return of the painted Smoky Mountain motif on the helmet, a grey face mask, a thin orange helmet stripe and double stripes on the pants.

Last year, Tennessee and Nike announced that there would be a new smokey grey design for each season from 2023-25.

“When we arrived on Rocky Top, one of our primary goals was to honor our storied tradition with a modern twist,” UT athletic director Danny White said in a program release. “This year’s Smokey Grey uniform does just that; it pays homage to a Tennessee legend and the first African American quarterback in the SEC, Condredge Holloway, but is a modern look for our current student-athletes. I can’t wait to see our team run through the T on Sept. 9 in the home opener in the Smokey Grey uniform, on the 51st anniversary of Condredge’s first start as a Vol.”

Tennessee defeated Virginia 49-13 in Nashville to open 2023 with a win. Saturday’s game is set for 5 p.m. ET, streaming on SEC Network+ and ESPN+.