1952 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 8
Record8–2–1 (5–0–1 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1951
1953 →
1952 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 Georgia Tech $ 7 0 0 12 0 0
No. 8 Tennessee 5 0 1 8 2 1
No. 7 Ole Miss 4 0 2 8 1 2
No. 9 Alabama 4 2 0 10 2 0
Georgia 4 3 0 7 4 0
No. 15 Florida 3 3 0 8 3 0
Mississippi State 3 4 0 5 4 0
Tulane 3 5 0 5 5 0
No. 20 Kentucky 1 3 2 5 4 2
LSU 2 5 0 3 7 0
Vanderbilt 1 4 1 3 5 2
Auburn 0 7 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1952 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1952 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Robert Neyland, in his 21st and final year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of eight wins, two losses and one tie (8–2–1 overall, 5–0–1 in the SEC). They concluded the season with a loss against Texas in the Cotton Bowl Classic.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 27vs. Mississippi StateNo. 6W 14–720,376[1]
October 4at No. 10 Duke*No. 11L 0–735,000[2]
October 11Chattanooga*W 26–620,000[3]
October 18No. 18 Alabama
W 20–055,000[4]
October 25Wofford*No. 13
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 50–015,000[5]
November 1North Carolina*No. 12
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 41–1422,000[6]
November 8at LSUNo. 8W 22–335,000[7]
November 15No. 18 FloridadaggerNo. 7
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 26–1235,000[8]
November 22KentuckyNo. 7
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
T 14–1430,000[9]
November 29at VanderbiltNo. 9W 46–027,500[10]
January 1vs. No. 10 Texas*No. 8NBCL 0–1675,500[11]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Doug Atkins Tackle 1 11 Cleveland Browns
Frank Holohan Tackle 10 114 Pittsburgh Steelers
Jim Haslam Tackle 24 283 Green Bay Packers
Ed Morgan Back 24 284 San Francisco 49ers
John Michels Guard 25 297 Philadelphia Eagles
Pat Shires Back 29 339 Washington Redskins
Andy Myers Guard 30 358 Cleveland Browns

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References

  1. ^ "Vols edge past Maroons, 14–7, in shadow of upset". The Commercial Appeal. September 28, 1952. Retrieved March 29, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Duke Blue Devils conquer Vols in 7–0 contest". The Elizabethton Star. October 5, 1952. Retrieved March 29, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Ledyard is tough, but Vols win, 26–6". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. October 12, 1952. Retrieved September 9, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Wade and Kozar deal Bama fits". The Birmingham News. October 19, 1952. Retrieved March 29, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Vols maul Wofford as expected". The State. October 26, 1952. Retrieved March 29, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Tar Heels lose to Vols, 41–14, at Knoxville". Rocky Mount Telegram. November 2, 1952. Retrieved March 29, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "LSU Tigers halt Tennessee attack in opening half then bow 22–3". The Daily Advertiser. November 9, 1952. Retrieved March 29, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Vols defeat Gators 26–12". The Palm Beach Post. November 16, 1952. Retrieved March 29, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Kentucky counts twice in fourth period to tie Tennessee, 14–14". The Owensboro Messenger. November 23, 1952. Retrieved March 29, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Vols humiliate Vandy 46 to 0". The Tennessean. November 30, 1952. Retrieved March 29, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Texas shreds vaunted Vol defense in convincing 16–0 victory". Richmond Times Dispatch. January 2, 1953. Retrieved March 29, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "1953 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2012.