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1943 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1943 record0–0–0 (0–0 SEC)
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1942
1944 →
1943 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Georgia Tech 3 0 0     8 3 0
LSU 2 2 0     6 3 0
Tulane 1 1 0     3 3 0
Georgia 0 3 0     6 4 0
Vanderbilt 0 0 0     5 0 0
† – Conference champion
  • Seven other SEC schools did not field a team due to World War II.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The University of Tennessee Athletic Council, officially suspended varsity football during the World War II years of 1943 because the majority of the players were called into military service, this was the 3rd time for this to happen. This team had 4 players drafted into the NFL. End Frank Hubbell played until 1949, as did HB Bob Cifers, QB Jim Gaffney plated two seasons for the Washington Redskins.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Frank Hubbell End 15 152 Cleveland Rams
Jim Myers G 15 151 Pittsburgh Steelers
Jim Gaffney QB 15 149 Washington Redskins
Bob Cifers HB 2 14 Detroit Lions

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  2. "1944 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1944/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
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