1952 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1952 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 8
1952 record8–2–1 (5–0–1 SEC)
Head coachRobert Neyland (21st season)
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Georgia Tech $ 7 0 0     12 0 0
No. 8 Tennessee 5 0 1     8 2 1
No. 7 Ole Miss 4 0 2     8 1 2
No. 9 Alabama 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 3 0     7 4 0
No. 15 Florida 3 3 0     8 3 0
Mississippi State 3 4 0     5 4 0
Tulane 3 5 0     5 5 0
No. 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 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1952 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his 21st and final year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eight wins, two losses and one tie (8–2–1 overall, 5–0–1 in the SEC). They concluded the season with a loss against Texas in the Cotton Bowl Classic.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 27vs. Mississippi StateNo. 6W 14–7
October 4at No. 10 Duke*No. 11L 0–7
October 11Chattanooga*W 26–6
October 16No. 18 Alabama
W 20–055,000
October 25Wofford*No. 13
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 50–0
November 1North Carolina*No. 12
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 41–14
November 8at LSUNo. 8W 22–3
November 15No. 18 FloridadaggerNo. 7
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 26–12
November 22KentuckyNo. 7
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
T 14–14
November 29at VanderbiltNo. 9W 46–0
January 1vs. No. 10 Texas*No. 8NBCL 0–1675,500
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Doug Atkins Tackle 1 11 Cleveland Browns
Frank Holohan Tackle 10 114 Pittsburgh Steelers
Jim Haslam Tackle 24 283 Green Bay Packers
Ed Morgan Back 24 284 San Francisco 49ers
John Michels Guard 25 297 Philadelphia Eagles
Pat Shires Back 29 339 Washington Redskins
Andy Myers Guard 30 358 Cleveland Browns

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References[edit]

General

  • 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book (PDF). Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2012.

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 121
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1953 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2012.