1943 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1943 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1943 record 0–0–0 (0–0 SEC)
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
« 1942 1944 »
1943 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Georgia Tech 3 0 0     8 3 0
LSU 2 2 0     6 3 0
Tulane 1 1 0     3 3 0
Georgia 0 3 0     6 4 0
Vanderbilt 0 0 0     5 0 0
† – Conference champion
  • Seven other SEC schools did not field a team due to World War II.[1]
    Rankings from AP Poll

The University of Tennessee Athletic Council officially suspended varsity football in 1943 because the majority of the players were called into military service in World War II. (This was the third time that UT had its varsity football team suspended due to military service; the others were in 1898 due to the Spanish-American War and 1917-18 due to World War I.) This team had 4 players drafted into the NFL. End Frank Hubbell played until 1949, as did HB Bob Cifers. QB Jim Gaffney played two seasons for the Washington Redskins.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Frank Hubbell End 15 152 Cleveland Rams
Jim Myers G 15 151 Pittsburgh Steelers
Jim Gaffney QB 15 149 Washington Redskins
Bob Cifers HB 2 14 Detroit Lions

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ Scott, Richard (2008). SEC Football: 75 Years of Pride and Passion. MVP Books. p. 58. ISBN 1616731338. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1944 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 11, 2012.