1984 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1984 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Sun Bowl, L 28–27 vs. Maryland
Conference Southeastern Conference
1984 record 7–4–1 (3–3 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Majors
Offensive coordinator Walt Harris
Defensive coordinator Larry Marmie
Captain Johnnie Jones
Captain Carl Zander
Home stadium Neyland Stadium
Seasons
« 1983 1985 »
1984 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Florida 5 0 1     9 1 1
#15 LSU 4 1 1     8 3 1
#14 Auburn 4 2 0     9 4 0
Georgia 4 2 0     7 4 1
#19 Kentucky 3 3 0     9 3 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 4 1
Alabama 2 4 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     4 6 1
Mississippi State 1 5 0     4 7 0
† – Conference champion
  • Florida's title was later vacated by the SEC.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1984 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 eighth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of seven wins, four losses and one tie (7–4–1 overall, 3–3 in the SEC) and a loss against Maryland in the Sun Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 327 points while the defense allowed 276 points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 Washington State* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 34–27   93,727
September 15 Utah* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 27–21   93,077
September 22 Army* Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN T 24–24   89,639
September 29 at #20 Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL TBS L 10–29   75,076
October 13 #18 Florida Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) L 30–43   94,016
October 20 Alabama Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) W 28–27   95,422
October 27 at Georgia Tech* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 24–21   45,167
November 10 Memphis State*dagger Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 41–9   94,930
November 17 at Ole Miss Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 41–17   34,232
November 24 Kentucky Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) L 12–17   93,791
December 1 at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN TBS W 29–13   41,497
December 22 vs. #12 Maryland* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS L 27–28   50,126
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Alvin Toles Linebacker 1 24 New Orleans Saints
Carl Zander Linebacker 2 43 Cincinnati Bengals
Johnnie Jones Running Back 5 137 Seattle Seahawks
Fuad Reveiz Kicker 7 195 Miami Dolphins
Reggie McKenzie Linebacker 10 275 Los Angeles Raiders
Raleigh McKenzie Guard 11 290 Washington Redskins
Tony Simmons Defensive End 12 318 San Diego Chargers
  • Reference:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1980–89". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1985 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 

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