1953 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1953 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1953 record 6–4–1 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coach Harvey Robinson
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
« 1952 1954 »
1953 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Alabama 4 0 3     6 3 3
#8 Georgia Tech 4 1 1     9 2 1
#16 Kentucky 4 1 1     7 2 1
Ole Miss 4 1 1     7 2 1
#17 Auburn 4 2 1     7 3 1
Mississippi State 3 1 3     5 2 3
Tennessee 3 2 1     6 4 1
LSU 2 3 3     5 3 3
Florida 1 3 2     3 5 2
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     3 7 0
Georgia 1 5 0     3 8 0
Tulane 0 7 0     1 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1953 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Harvey Robinson, in his first year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of six wins, four losses and one tie (6–4–1 overall, 3–2–1 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 26 Mississippi State #17 Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 0–26    
October 3 Duke* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 7–21    
October 10 Chattanooga* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 40–7    
October 17 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) NBC T 0–0    
October 22 Louisville* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 59–6    
October 31 at North Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 20–6    
November 7 LSUdagger Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 32–14    
November 14 at Florida #18 Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) W 9–7    
November 21 at #13 Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) L 21–27    
November 28 Vanderbilt Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 33–6    
November 21 at Houston* Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 19–33    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bill Barbish Back 8 95 Cleveland Browns
Bob Fisher Tackle 10 115 Pittsburgh Steelers

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1954 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2012.