UT SAFETY BOBBY PETRELLA WRITES A LETTER OF THANKS FOR PIC OF INTERCEPTION
Knoxville, Tennessee (HOUSEOFNEYLAND) My mom was going through some of her old boxes several weeks ago & came across a letter written to me on November 30, 1965 by TENNESSEE VOL safety Bobby Petrella.*
Bobby Petrella Interception
November 6, 1965
Photo by John White
HOUSE OF NEYLAND UPDATE
The game played between the Volunteers & Yellowjackets took place on Saturday, November 6, 1965.
PETRELLA SLUGGED ON LAST PLAY OF UCLA GAME IN MEMPHIS
Memphis, Tennessee (HOUSEOFNEYLAND) The Tennessee Volunteers pulled out a nip & tuck 37-34 victory over the UCLA Bruins here in Memphis but not before Vol safety Bobby Petrella was slugged on the last play of the game.**
***Woodruff & UCLA AD J.D.Morgan had scheduled the game at the new Memphis stadium which Bob Woodruff called 'a neutral site.' Morgan, however, disagreed. He said:
'Playing Tennessee in Memphis is like playing Notre Dame in Rome.'
Tennessee QB Dewey 'Swamp Rat' Warren scored in the last minutes of the game, just barely making it into the end zone on a 4th down, 1 yard run.