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1983 Tennessee Volunteers football
Florida Citrus Bowl Champions
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1983 record9–3 (4–2 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Majors
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3/3 Auburn 6 0 0     11 1 0
#5/5 Georgia 5 1 0     10 1 1
#6/6 Florida 4 2 0     9 2 1
Tennessee 4 2 0     9 3 0
#15/12 Alabama 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     6 5 1
Mississippi State 1 5 0     3 8 0
LSU 0 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll/Coaches Poll

The 1983 Tennessee Volunteers Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Johnny Majors, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of nine wins and three losses (9–3 overall, 4–2 in the SEC) and a victory over Maryland in the Florida Citrus Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 282 points while the defense allowed 165 points.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3* #10 Pittsburgh Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN L 3–13   95,824
September 10* New Mexico Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 31–6   89,792
September 24 #11 Auburn Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN L 14–37   95,185
October 1* The Citadel Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 45–6   20,351
October 8 LSU Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN TBS W 20–6   94,478
October 15 at #11 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) W 41–32   77,237
October 22* Georgia Tech Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN W 37–3   94,478
October 29* at Rutgers Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 7–0   19,201
November 12† Ole Miss Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN TBS L 10–13   95,585
November 19 at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) CBS W 10–0   57,985
November 26 Vanderbilt Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN CBS W 34–24   93,426
December 17* vs. #16 Maryland Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Florida Citrus Bowl) Mizlou W 30–23   50,185
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

The following players were selected in the 1984 NFL Draft:

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Clyde Duncan Wide Receiver1 17 St. Louis Cardinals
Mark Studaway Defensive End4 85 Houston Oilers
Curt Singer Tackle6 167 Washington Redskins
Randall Morris Fullback10 270 Seattle Seahawks
Lenny Taylor Wide Receiver12313 Green Bay Packers
Glenn Streno Center12327 Detroit Lions
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The following players were selected in the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft:

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Reggie White Defensive End1 4 Philadelphia Eagles
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