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1945 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 14
1945 record8–1 (3–1 SEC)
Head coachJohn Barnhill
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →
1945 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Alabama 6 0 0     10 0 0
#14 Tennessee 3 1 0     8 1 0
#15 LSU 5 2 0     7 2 0
#18 Georgia 4 2 0     9 2 0
Ole Miss 3 3 0     4 5 0
Georgia Tech 2 2 0     4 6 0
Mississippi State 2 3 0     6 3 0
Auburn 2 3 0     5 5 0
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     3 6 0
Florida 1 3 1     4 5 1
Tulane 1 3 1     2 6 1
Kentucky 0 5 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll


The 1945 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1945 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach John Barnhill, in his 4th year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and one loss (8–1 overall, 3–1 in the SEC).

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 29* Wake Forest Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 7–6    
October 6* William & Mary Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 48–13    
October 13* Chattanooga #18 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 30–0    
October 20 at #6 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) L 7–25    
October 27* Villanova Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 33–2    
November 3* North Carolina Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 20–6    
November 10 at Ole Miss Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 34–0    
November 24 at Kentucky #14 McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) W 14–0    
December 1† Vanderbilt #17 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 45–0    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Walter Slater Back 3 37 Philadelphia Eagles
Jim Vugrin Guard 26 241 Chicago Cardinals
Bob Long Back 26 268 Philadelphia Eagles

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 121
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1946 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1946/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
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