1959 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1959 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1959 record5–4–1 (3–4–1 SEC)
Head coachBowden Wyatt (5th season)
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Georgia $ 7 0 0     10 1 0
No. 3 LSU 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 2 Ole Miss 5 1 0     10 1 0
No. 10 Alabama 4 1 2     7 2 2
Auburn 4 3 0     7 3 0
Vanderbilt 3 2 2     5 3 2
Georgia Tech 3 3 0     6 5 0
Tennessee 3 4 1     5 4 1
No. 19 Florida 2 4 0     5 4 1
Kentucky 1 6 0     4 6 0
Tulane 0 5 1     3 6 1
Mississippi State 0 7 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Tennessee Volunteers (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1959 NCAA University Division football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bowden Wyatt, in his fifth year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of five wins, four losses and one tie (5–4–1 overall, 3–4–1 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 26No. 3 AuburnW 3–0
October 3Mississippi StateNo. 9
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 22–6
October 10No. 3 Georgia TechNo. 8
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
L 7–1445,021
October 17at AlabamaNo. 14T 7–742,000
October 24Chattanooga*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 23–0
October 31at North Carolina*No. 20W 29–7
November 7No. 1 LSUdaggerNo. 13
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TBN
W 14–1345,682
November 14vs. Ole MissNo. 9L 7–37
November 21at KentuckyNo. 20L 0–20
November 28Vanderbilt
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
L 0–14
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[1]

Roster[edit]

  • TB Bill Majors, Jr.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jerry DeLucca Tackle Expansion Draft Dallas Cowboys

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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 8, 2012.

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1960 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012.