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1953 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1953 record6–4–1 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coachHarvey Robinson
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Alabama 4 0 3     6 3 3
#8 Georgia Tech 4 1 1     9 2 1
#16 Kentucky 4 1 1     7 2 1
Ole Miss 4 1 1     7 2 1
#17 Auburn 4 2 1     7 3 1
Mississippi State 3 1 3     5 2 3
Tennessee 3 2 1     6 4 1
LSU 2 3 3     5 3 3
Florida 1 3 2     3 5 2
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     3 7 0
Georgia 1 5 0     3 8 0
Tulane 0 7 0     1 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1953 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Harvey Robinson, in his first year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of six wins, four losses and one tie (6–4–1 overall, 3–2–1 in the SEC).

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 26 Mississippi State #17 Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 0–26    
October 3* Duke Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 7–21    
October 10* Chattanooga Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 40–7    
October 17 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) NBC T 0–0    
October 22* Louisville Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 59–6    
October 31* at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 20–6    
November 7† LSU Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 32–14    
November 14 at Florida #18 Florida FieldGainesville, FL (Rivalry) W 9–7    
November 21 at #13 Kentucky McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) L 21–27    
November 28 Vanderbilt Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 33–6    
November 21* at Houston Rice StadiumHouston, TX L 19–33    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bill Barbish Back 8 95 Cleveland Browns
Bob Fisher Tackle 10 115 Pittsburgh Steelers

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1954 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1954/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
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