Award Winner Description

Brophy, a three-time letter winner for the Vols, was one of the most accomplished decathletes in
program history. He won the 1990 SEC Championship in the decathlon, posting a total of 7,537 points
and earned All-America honors as the national runner-up at the NCAA Championships with a mark of
7779. He earned All-America honors again in 1991 after taking third at the NCAA meet and played a
big role in helping the Vols win the 1991 national title. As a senior in 1992, Brophy scored 8,276
points to win the NCAA Championship in the decathlon and set a then-UT record. During Brophy’s career
he set the decathlon record three times with his career best mark of 8276 still second on the
all-time list. Brophy currently holds UT decathlon event record in the discus (176-8) and ranks
second in the shot put (51-5.50). Brophy was inducted into the Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame in
2015.