Rocky Top's Picasso paints his masterpiece on Neyland end zones

Updated: October 12, 2007, 10:59 AM ET
By Ron Higgins | Special to ESPN.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Johnny Payne thinks of himself as just a normal blue collar guy who went to work for the University of Tennessee straight out of high school in 1978.

"If there's something to be painted around here," said Bob Campbell, the University of Tennessee's director of sports surface management, "Johnny's painted it. You name it."

To Tennessee fans, Payne, the school's senior sign painter, is not just a guy with a brush, sprayer and a paint can.


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