1953 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1953 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1953 record6–4–1 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coachHarvey Robinson (1st season)
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 13 Alabama $ 4 0 3     6 3 3
No. 8 Georgia Tech 4 1 1     9 2 1
No. 16 Kentucky 4 1 1     7 2 1
Ole Miss 4 1 1     7 2 1
No. 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]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26Mississippi StateNo. 17L 0–26
October 3Duke*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
L 7–21
October 10Chattanooga*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 40–7
October 17at AlabamaNBCT 0–040,000
October 22Louisville*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 59–6
October 31at North Carolina*W 20–6
November 7LSUdagger
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 32–14
November 14at FloridaNo. 18W 9–7
November 21at No. 13 KentuckyL 21–27
November 28Vanderbilt
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 33–6
November 21at Houston*L 19–33
  • *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
Bill Barbish Back 8 95 Cleveland Browns
Bob Fisher Tackle 10 115 Pittsburgh Steelers

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