UT to honor Sevier County fire victims at Music City Bowl

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2016, file photo, Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) celebrates with running back Jalen Hurd (1), wide receiver Josh Malone (3) and tight end Ethan Wolf (82) after an NCAA college football game against Florida, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 38-28. (AP Photo/Wade Payne, File)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The University of Tennessee will show its support of the Sevier County wildfire victims at the Music City Bowl.

The team will wear their smokey grey uniforms during the game.

They announced it in a tweet, saying “we are wearing our hearts on our sleeves.”

News 2 spoke to quarterback Josh Dobbs, who said he’s looking forward to the team’s tribute.

“Definitely excited to do that. I remember going up there and talking with different families and seeing how much the fire has impacted and is still impacting so many people in that community is crazy. And so to be able to honor them by wearing the smokey greys, I know will mean a lot to that community and any way we can help we’re definitely open to it.”

The only other time the Vols have worn the grey uniforms this season was when they took on the Florida Gators.