1983 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1983 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Florida Citrus Bowl Champions
Conference Southeastern Conference
1983 record 9–3 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Majors
Offensive coordinator Walt Harris
Defensive coordinator Larry Marmie
Captain Reggie White
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »
1983 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Auburn 6 0 0     11 1 0
#5 Georgia 5 1 0     10 1 1
#6 Florida 4 2 0     9 2 1
Tennessee 4 2 0     9 3 0
#15 Alabama 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     6 5 1
Mississippi State 1 5 0     3 8 0
LSU 0 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Tennessee Volunteers Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Johnny Majors, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of nine wins and three losses (9–3 overall, 4–2 in the SEC) and a victory over Maryland in the Florida Citrus Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 282 points while the defense allowed 165 points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 #10 Pittsburgh* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN L 3–13   95,824
September 10 New Mexico* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 31–6   89,792
September 24 #11 Auburn Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN L 14–37   95,185
October 1 The Citadel* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 45–6   20,351
October 8 LSU Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN TBS W 20–6   94,478
October 15 at #11 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) W 41–32   77,237
October 22 Georgia Tech* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 37–3   94,478
October 29 at Rutgers* Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 7–0   19,201
November 12 Ole Missdagger Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN TBS L 10–13   95,585
November 19 at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) CBS W 10–0   57,985
November 26 Vanderbilt Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN CBS W 34–24   93,426
December 17 vs. #16 Maryland* Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl) Mizlou W 30–23   50,185
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

The following players were selected in the 1984 NFL Draft:

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Clyde Duncan Wide Receiver 1 17 St. Louis Cardinals
Mark Studaway Defensive End 4 85 Houston Oilers
Curt Singer Tackle 6 167 Washington Redskins
Randall Morris Fullback 10 270 Seattle Seahawks
Lenny Taylor Wide Receiver 12 313 Green Bay Packers
Glenn Streno Center 12 327 Detroit Lions
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The following players were selected in the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft:

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Reggie White Defensive End 1 4 Philadelphia Eagles
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1980–89". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "1984 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 

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