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Trattou with Ties to Vols' QB

Justin Trattou

Justin Trattou started preparing for Saturday's game against Tennessee during street football games as a child. He lived a few houses down from Volunteers quarterback Matt Simms, and the two have been close friends since they were young.

"We actually grew up together," Justin Trattou said. "He lived on the same street as me. We grew up playing football, basketball and baseball together. He actually was my high school quarterback, but he's definitely going to be the enemy Saturday." Trattou was even close with Matt Simms' father, NFL legend Phil, who coached his son and Trattou when they were little. Simms was their little league... Recommended Stories