1952 Kentucky Wildcats football team

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1952 Kentucky Wildcats football
UKentucky logo.png
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #19
AP #20
1952 record 5-4-2 (1-3-2 SEC)
Head coach Bear Bryant
Home stadium Stoll Field/McLean Stadium
Seasons
« 1951 1953 »
1952 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Georgia Tech 7 0 0     12 0 0
#8 Tennessee 5 0 1     8 2 1
#7 Ole Miss 4 0 2     8 1 2
#9 Alabama 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 3 0     7 4 0
#15 Florida 3 3 0     8 3 0
Mississippi State 3 4 0     5 4 0
Tulane 3 5 0     5 5 0
#20 Kentucky 1 3 2     5 4 2
LSU 2 5 0     3 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 4 1     3 5 2
Auburn 0 7 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1952 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 1952 college football season. The Wildcats scored 181 points while allowing 180 points. Kentucky finished the season ranked #20 in the final AP Poll.[1] It was the seventh consecutive winning season for the Wildcats with Bear Bryant as the head coach.[2]

Season[edit]

  • In the Border Battle, Tennessee and Kentucky tied, and Tennessee kept the Beer Barrel as they had won the previous year.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Wildcats points Opponents Record
1 Sept. 20 Villanova Loss 6 25 0-1-0
2 Sept. 27 Mississippi Tie 13 13 0-1-1
3 Oct. 4 at Texas A&M Win 10 7 1-1-1
4 Oct. 11 Louisiana State Loss 7 34 1-2-1
5 Oct. 18 at Mississippi State Loss 14 27 1-3-1
6 Oct. 25 at Cincinnati Win 14 6 2-3-1
7 Oct. 31 at Miami, FL Win 29 0 3-3-1
8 Nov. 8 Tulane Win 27 6 4-3-1
9 Nov. 15 Clemson Win 27 14 5-3-1
10 Nov. 22 at #7 Tennessee Tie 14 14 5-3-2
11 Dec. 6 at #15 Florida Loss 0 27 5-4-2

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Fry Tackle 3 36 Los Angeles Rams
Gene Donaldson Guard 3 37 Cleveland Browns
Ralph Charney Back 11 125 Chicago Bears
Ray Correll Guard 23 269 Pittsburgh Steelers
Ralph Paolone Back 29 344 Philadelphia Eagles

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • Steve Mellinger, Defensive End, All-America selection

References[edit]