1954 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1954 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1954 record 4–6 (1–5 SEC)
Head coach Harvey Robinson
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
Seasons
« 1953 1955 »
1954 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Ole Miss 5 1 0     9 2 0
Georgia Tech 6 2 0     8 3 0
Florida 5 2 0     5 5 0
Kentucky 5 2 0     7 3 0
Georgia 3 2 1     6 3 1
#13 Auburn 3 3 0     8 3 0
Mississippi State 3 3 0     6 4 0
Alabama 3 3 2     4 5 2
LSU 2 5 0     5 6 0
Tulane 1 6 1     1 6 3
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     2 7 0
Tennessee 1 5 0     4 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1954 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1954 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Harvey Robinson, in his second year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of four wins and six losses (4–6 overall, 1–5 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 25 at Mississippi State Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 19–7    
October 2 at #7 Duke* Duke StadiumDurham, NC L 6–7    
October 9 Chattanooga* Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 20–14    
October 16 Alabama Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) L 0–27    
October 23 Dayton* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 14–7    
October 30 North Carolina* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 26–20    
November 6 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 7–28    
November 12 Floridadagger Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) L 0–14    
November 20 Kentucky Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) L 13–14    
November 27 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 0–26    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Darris McCord Tackle 3 36 Detroit Lions
Ed Nickla Guard 14 167 Chicago Bears
Pat Oleksiak Back 18 216 Detroit Lions
Jimmy Wade Back 20 238 Philadelphia Eagles
Lamar Leachman Center 30 360 Cleveland Browns

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1955 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2012.