1952 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 8
1952 record8–2–1 (5–0–1 SEC)
Head coachRobert Neyland
Home stadiumShields-Watkins 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 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1952 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his 21st and final year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eight wins, two losses and one tie (8–2–1 overall, 5–0–1 in the SEC). They concluded the season with a loss against Texas in the 1953 Cotton Bowl Classic.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 27 at Mississippi State #6 Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 14–7    
October 4* at #10 Duke #11 Duke StadiumDurham, NC L 0–7    
October 11* Chattanooga Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 26–6    
October 16 #18 Alabama Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) W 20–0    
October 25* Wofford #13 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 50–0    
November 1* North Carolina #12 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 41–14    
November 8 at LSU #8 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 22–3    
November 15† #18 Florida #7 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) W 26–12    
November 22 Kentucky #7 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) T 14–14    
November 29 at Vanderbilt #9 Dudley FieldNashville, TN W 46–0    
January 1, 1953* vs. #10 Texas #8 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) NBC L 0–16    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFL[edit | edit source]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Doug Atkins Tackle 1 11 Cleveland Browns
Frank Holohan Tackle 10 114 Pittsburgh Steelers
Jim Haslam Tackle 24 283 Green Bay Packers
Ed Morgan Back 24 284 San Francisco 49ers
John Michels Guard 25 297 Philadelphia Eagles
Pat Shires Back 29 339 Washington Redskins
Andy Myers Guard 30 358 Cleveland Browns

References[edit | edit source]

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 121
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1953 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1953/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
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