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Volunteer Roadshow Founders

Billy Ratliff

Billy Ratliff

Founder & Host

As a former defensive tackle at the University of Tennessee, Billy brings his unique perspective as a star defender into the broadcasting chair. He is famous for causing and recovering the miracle “Stoerner Fumble,” which saved the Volunteers’ crucial match-up against the Arkansas Razorbacks in 1998.

Billy would later go on to help the Volunteers defeat Mississippi State in the SEC Championship and Florida State in the 1998 National Championship Game.

Bobby "Catfish" McGraw

Bobby "Catfish" McGraw

Founder & Host

Bobby C is a life-long Vols fan who brings his unique perspective as an over the road trucker who broadcasts from the driver’s seat.

Encouraged by his good friend and fellow YouTuber, BigVolDaddy, Bobby began Volunteer Roadshow in September of 2017 with a camera phone and a YouTube channel.

Enjoy Bobby’s humorous anecdotes, spot-on commentary, and his favorite football memories as he travels the 48 states.

Former Player Team Members

VFL #5 Rico Mccoy

VFL #5 Rico Mccoy

Co-Host

McCoy finished his college career with 344 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 interception, and 8 forced fumbles and earned second team ALL-SEC honours as a junior and senior.

VFL #35 Shawn Johnson

VFL #35 Shawn Johnson

Co-Host

As linebacker for the Volunteers from 1995-99, Shawn was part of two SEC titles and the 98′ team. He now is a professional artist, and his works are available at shawnjohnsonart.com.
VFL #2 Fred White

VFL #2 Fred White

Co-Host

Fred White played safety at Tennessee from 1995-99, and was a part of two SEC titles and a national championship in 98′.

VFL #35 Ron Slay

VFL #35 Ron Slay

Co-Host

Ron Slay played power forward for Tennessee from 1999-2003 and was named Associated Press Southeastern Conference Player of the Year.

Volunteer Roadshow Reporters & Writers

Luke Thomas

Luke Thomas

Editor-in-Chief

Luke was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and grew up with a passion for SEC Football.

His career in journalism started in 2016 when he covered his hometown MTSU Blue Raiders. He would later go on to cover the local Vanderbilt Commodores before he would begin covering the Volunteers. He wrote for SBNation, covering UT Athletics, before joining Volunteer Roadshow in May of 2019. He was promoted to Editor-in-Chief in January of 2020.

Alex Carter

Alex Carter

Historian & Writer

Alex’s life-long obsession with the Vols started in 1995, on The Third Saturday in October in Birmingham, Alabama where on the very first snap he witnessed Peyton Manning throw a touchdown to Joey Kent.
 
Alex has spent the 25 years since that moment as a dedicated student to Tennessee Football History. He joined the Volunteer Roadshow Team in July 2019.
Josh Griffin

Josh Griffin

Senior Writer

Attended Walters State Community College and the University of Tennessee. He enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 kids.
 
Writing career started in 2013 at Rivals.com and Yahoo sports. Appearances on: The All Vol Call-In Show, SB Nation Radio, WNML 
 
Keith Ricker

Keith Ricker

Contributor

Born in Greeneville, Tennessee, Keith Ricker joined the world with orange blood coursing through his veins and soon after John Ward was shaping his fall Saturdays with precise descriptions of Volunteer football on his dad’s transistor radio.

In 2009, He decided it was time to share his passion and fervor for The Big Orange with the rest of the world. Keith is excited about the direction of Tennessee football, his YouTube channel (BVDTV) and Volunteer Roadshow.With VFL Billy Ratliff at Bobby’s side and a growing team of bright young minds, success is inevitable.

More Important Issues Show Hosts

Landon Raby

Landon Raby

Host

Landon was born just minutes from Neyland Stadium in South Knoxville. Sports have always been a passion of his and he ended up playing football in college at Carson-Newman University (Never fell on a helmet) where he graduated with a degree in Marketing. Now, he spends his Saturdays during football season tailgating and cheering on the Vols. It is not easy being a Tennessee fan, but he never misses a football, basketball, or baseball game. He helped start More Important Issues in November of 2016 with his buddy Caleb. Go Vols!
Caleb Mitchell

Caleb Mitchell

Host

Tennessee fan by birth. You can find me in Neyland, Cool Beans, or South Knoxville. I’ve won The Office trivia twice. I can talk about anything especially if there is a Wikipedia article about it.