1957 Tennessee Volunteers football
Gator Bowl Champions
Gator Bowl, W 3–0 vs. Texas A&M
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 13
1957 record8–3 (4–3 SEC)
Head coachBowden Wyatt
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Auburn 7 0 0     10 0 0
#7 Ole Miss 5 0 1     9 1 1
#14 Mississippi State 4 2 1     6 2 1
#17 Florida 4 2 1     6 2 1
#13 Tennessee 4 3 0     8 3 0
Vanderbilt 3 3 1     5 3 2
LSU 4 4 0     5 5 0
Georgia Tech 3 4 1     4 4 2
Georgia 3 4 0     3 7 0
Tulane 1 5 0     2 8 0
Alabama 1 6 1     2 7 1
Kentucky 1 7 0     3 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1957 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1957 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bowden Wyatt, in his third year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and three losses (8–3 overall, 4–3 in the SEC) and with a victory over Texas A&M in the 1957 Gator Bowl.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 28 Auburn #8 Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 0–7    
October 5 Mississippi State Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 14–9    
October 12* Chattanooga #19 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 28–13    
October 19 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) W 14–0    
October 26* at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 16–0    
November 2* at North Carolina #17 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 35–0    
November 9† #18 Georgia Tech #9 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 21–6    
November 16 #8 Ole Miss #7 Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 7–14    
November 23 at Kentucky #12 McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) L 6–20    
November 30 Vanderbilt #18 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 20–6    
December 28 vs. #9 Texas A&M #13 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) ABC W 3–0    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bill Anderson Back 3 31 Washington Redskins
Bobby Gordon Back 6 63 Chicago Cardinals
Al Carter Back 22 257 Chicago Bears
Bobby Sandlin Back 24 285 Baltimore Colts

References[edit | edit source]

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1958 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1958/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
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