|1953 Virginia Cavaliers football|
|Head coach||Ned McDonald (1st season)|
|Captain||Robert Potter, Joseph Mehalick|
|Home stadium||Scott Stadium|
The 1953 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia during the 1953 college football season. The Cavaliers were led by first-year head coach Ned McDonald and played their home games at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. This was the last season in which Virginia competed as an independent, as they would join the newly-formed Atlantic Coast Conference the following year.
|September 26||VPI||L 6–20|
|October 3||South Carolina||L 0–19|
|October 10||vs. George Washington||Alexandria, VA||W 24–20|
|October 17||VMI||L 6–21|
|October 24||at Vanderbilt||L 13–28|
|October 31||vs. No. 13 Duke||L 6–48|
|November 7||Pittsburgh||L 0–26|
|November 14||at Washington and Lee||Lexington, VA||L 13–27|
|November 21||North Carolina||L 7–33|
- ↑ "2017 Cavalier Football Fact Book". Virginia Cavaliers Athletics. p. 120. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/va/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2017-18/misc_non_event/2017FootballFactBook82-134.pdf.
- ↑ "1953 Virginia Cavaliers Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/virginia/1953-schedule.html.