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1954 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1954 record4–6 (1–5 SEC)
Head coachHarvey Robinson
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1953
1955 →
1954 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Ole Miss 5 1 0     9 2 0
Georgia Tech 6 2 0     8 3 0
Florida 5 2 0     5 5 0
Kentucky 5 2 0     7 3 0
Georgia 3 2 1     6 3 1
#13 Auburn 3 3 0     8 3 0
Mississippi State 3 3 0     6 4 0
Alabama 3 3 2     4 5 2
LSU 2 5 0     5 6 0
Tulane 1 6 1     1 6 3
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     2 7 0
Tennessee 1 5 0     4 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1954 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1954 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Harvey Robinson, in his second year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of four wins and six losses (4–6 overall, 1–5 in the SEC).

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 25 at Mississippi State Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 19–7    
October 2* at #7 Duke Duke StadiumDurham, NC L 6–7    
October 9* Chattanooga Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 20–14    
October 16 Alabama Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) L 0–27    
October 23* Dayton Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 14–7    
October 30* North Carolina Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 26–20    
November 6 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 7–28    
November 12† Florida Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Rivalry) L 0–14    
November 20 Kentucky Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) L 13–14    
November 27 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN L 0–26    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Darris McCord Tackle 3 36 Detroit Lions
Ed Nickla Guard 14 167 Chicago Bears
Pat Oleksiak Back 18 216 Detroit Lions
Jimmy Wade Back 20 238 Philadelphia Eagles
Lamar Leachman Center 30 360 Cleveland Browns

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1955 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1955/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
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