July 4th is a day to celebrate symbols of freedom and courage. The Sgt. Alvin C. York rivalry trophy is one such symbol. York, a Medal of Honor recipient, was one of the most decorated American heroes of World War I.

The Skyhawk football team has won the Sgt. York Trophy Series three years in a row. UT Martin will open the 2017 football season at home against Clarion.


See these external links for more information about Sgt. Alvin C. York




A sign posted in the tunnel connecting Hardy M. Graham Stadium to the Bob Carroll football building  on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin.


“Even though he’s from East Tennessee, we think the trophy belongs here in West Tennessee.”

UT Martin head coach Jason Simpson

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