Keith Bulluck Named 2023 Tennessee Sports Hall Of Fame Inductee

Keith Bulluck. Photo: Courtesy of the Tennessee Titans

Former Tennessee Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck has been named a member of the 2023 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Class. Bulluck was surprised with the news Thursday night at a Titans ticket holder event at Nissan Stadium featuring Tennessee Sports Hall of Famer Mike Keith and new Titans General Manager Ran Carthon.

“Keith Bulluck was the heart and soul of the Tennessee Titans defense for many years. His leadership on and off the field was instrumental in the Titans success of the early 2000’s,” says Brad Willis, Executive Director of the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. “Keith has made his home in Tennessee for over 20 years, and we’re excited to have him as part of our 2023 Hall of Fame Class.”

Bulluck was born in New York, and played collegiately at Syracuse, playing safety and linebacker for the Orange from 1996-1999. As a senior, he led the Big East in tackles with 138, and was presented with the Bill Horr Award, given annually to Syracuse’s Most Valuable Player. The Tennessee Titans drafted Bulluck with the 30th overall pick in the first round of the 2000 NFL Draft. Bulluck played 10 seasons for the Titans, before signing with the New York Giants for his final season. Nicknamed “Mr. Monday Night” for his ability to shine on the Primetime stage, Bulluck was a three-time All Pro and 2003 Pro Bowl. He officially retired from football in 2012.

Bulluck joins former Predators Captain Mike Fisher, Memphis Football linebacker Tim Harris, MTSU baseball legend Steve Smith, golfer Loren Roberts, Bristol Motor Speedway Co-Founder Carl R. Moore, ETSU Basketball Coach and Athletics Director Les Robinson, and Lady Vol Track star and Olympic Gold Medalist Tianna Madison as 2023 Inductees. The full 2023 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Induction Class will be released over the coming weeks.

The induction ceremony, presented by the Tennessee Titans, will be held Saturday, July 22nd at the Omni Nashville Downtown. Ticket information will be announced at a later date.

Steven Boero