1953 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1953 record6–4–1 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1952
1954 →
1953 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 13 Alabama $ 4 0 3 6 3 3
No. 8 Georgia Tech 4 1 1 9 2 1
No. 16 Kentucky 4 1 1 7 2 1
Ole Miss 4 1 1 7 2 1
No. 17 Auburn 4 2 1 7 3 1
Mississippi State 3 1 3 5 2 3
Tennessee 3 2 1 6 4 1
LSU 2 3 3 5 3 3
Florida 1 3 2 3 5 2
Vanderbilt 1 5 0 3 7 0
Georgia 1 5 0 3 8 0
Tulane 0 7 0 1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1953 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1953 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Harvey Robinson, in his first year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of six wins, four losses and one tie (6–4–1 overall, 3–2–1 in the SEC).

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26Mississippi StateNo. 17L 0–26
October 3No. 12 Duke*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
L 7–2130,000
October 10Chattanooga*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 40–715,000[1]
October 17at AlabamaT 0–040,000
October 22Louisville*
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 59–6
October 31at North Carolina*W 20–6
November 7LSUdagger
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 32–14
November 14at FloridaNo. 18W 9–7
November 21at No. 13 KentuckyL 21–27
November 28Vanderbilt
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 33–6
November 21at Houston*L 19–33
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bill Barbish Back 8 95 Cleveland Browns
Bob Fisher Tackle 10 115 Pittsburgh Steelers

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References

General

  • 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book (PDF). Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2012.

Specific

  1. ^ "Vols' late splurge defeats Moccasins, 40–7". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. October 11, 1953. Retrieved August 21, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
  3. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  4. ^ "1954 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 10, 2012.