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1952 Kentucky Wildcats football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 20
1952 record5–4–2 (1–3–2 SEC)
Head coachBear Bryant (7th season)
Home stadiumStoll Field/McLean Stadium
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 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the 1952 college football season. The Wildcats scored 181 points while allowing 180 points. Kentucky finished the season ranked #20 in the final AP Poll.[1] It was the seventh consecutive winning season for the Wildcats with Bear Bryant as the head coach.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 20Villanova*L 6–25
September 27Ole Miss
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
T 13–13
October 4at No. 11 Texas A&M*W 10–7
October 11LSU
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
L 7–34
October 18at Mississippi StateL 14–27
October 25at Cincinnati*W 14–6
October 31at Miami (FL)*W 29–0
November 8Tulane
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 27–6
November 15Clemson*
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 27–14
November 24at No. 7 TennesseeT 7–7
October 27at No. 17 FloridaNo. 19L 0–27
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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1953 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Fry Tackle3 36 Los Angeles Rams
Gene DonaldsonGuard3 37 Cleveland Browns
Ralph Charney Back11 125 Chicago Bears
Ray Correll Guard23 269 Pittsburgh Steelers
Ralph Paolone Back29 344 Philadelphia Eagles
[4]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Steve Mellinger, Defensive End, All-America selection

ReferencesEdit

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