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1952 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
National champion (Berryman, Billingsley, INS, Poling, Sagarin)
SEC champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 24–7 vs. Ole Miss
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1952 record12–0 (7–0 SEC)
Head coachBobby Dodd (8th season)
Offensive coordinatorFrank Broyles
Offensive schemeSplit-T
Defensive coordinatorRay Graves
CaptainGeorge Morris
Hal Miller
Home stadiumGrant Field
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Georgia Tech 7 0 0     12 0 0
#8 Tennessee 5 0 1     8 2 1
#7 Ole Miss 4 0 2     8 1 2
#9 Alabama 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 3 0     7 4 0
#15 Florida 3 3 0     8 3 0
Mississippi State 3 4 0     5 4 0
Tulane 3 5 0     5 5 0
#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 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 1952 NCAA football season. Led by head coach Bobby Dodd, the Yellow Jackets went undefeated including a victory in the 1953 Sugar Bowl.[1] Coach Bobby Dodd and the Yellow Jackets were awarded a split National Championship, winning the 1952 INS National Championship poll, sharing the Championship with the Michigan State Spartans.[2] The team was selected national champion by Berryman, Billingsley, INS, Poling, and Sagarin (ELO-Chess).[3]

Schedule Edit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 20The Citadel*No. 3W 54–622,000
September 27FloridaNo. 3
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 17–1430,939
October 4at SMU*No. 6W 20–741,000
October 11TulaneNo. 5
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 14–027,913
October 18AuburnNo. 4
W 33–034,689
October 25VanderbiltdaggerNo. 5
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 30–035,373
November 1No. 6 Duke*No. 4W 28–740,000
November 8Army*No. 3
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 45–640,000
November 10No. 12 AlabamaNo. 2
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
WSB-TVW 7–338,063
November 22Florida State*No. 2
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 30–025,000
November 29at GeorgiaNo. 3W 23–950,000
January 1, 1953vs. No. 7 Ole Miss*No. 2ABCW 24–780,187
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[4][5]

File:Plaque for 1952 GT Football National Championship (adjusted).jpg

Team players drafted into the NFL Edit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
George MorrisCenter2 21 San Francisco 49ers
Gerdes (Buck) MartinEnd4 39 Chicago Cardinals
Hal MillerTackle5 57 San Francisco 49ers
Pete BrownCenter10 118 San Francisco 49ers
Bobby MoorheadBack13 146 Baltimore Colts
Jeff KnoxEnd23 272 Philadelphia Eagles

ReferencesEdit

  1. Clarke, Michael (September 16, 2005) Football Program Builds on Strong History. The Technique. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  2. Information Please Database (2007) 1952 College Football Recap. infoplease. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  3. 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records. The National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 113. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2018/FBS.pdf. Retrieved December 7, 2018.
  4. Sports Reference 1952 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results. SR/College Football. Retrieved September 23, 2013.
  5. 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 170.
  6. "1953 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1953.htm. Retrieved September 23, 2013.

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