1957 Tennessee Volunteers football
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 3–0 vs. Texas A&M
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 13
1957 record8–3 (4–3 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Auburn $ 7 0 0 10 0 0
No. 7 Ole Miss 5 0 1 9 1 1
No. 14 Mississippi State 4 2 1 6 2 1
No. 17 Florida 4 2 1 6 2 1
No. 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 NCAA University Division 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

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 28AuburnNo. 8L 0–7
October 5Mississippi State
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 14–9
October 12Chattanooga*No. 19
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 28–1321,500[1]
October 19at AlabamaW 14–0
October 26at Maryland*W 16–026,000
November 2at North Carolina*No. 17W 35–0
November 9No. 18 Georgia TechdaggerNo. 9
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 21–645,500
November 16vs. No. 8 Ole MissNo. 7L 7–14
November 23at KentuckyNo. 12L 6–2036,500[2]
November 30VanderbiltNo. 18
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 20–6
December 28vs. No. 9 Texas A&MNo. 13ABCW 3–0
  • *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 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

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References

General

  • 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book (PDF). Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2012.

Specific

  1. ^ "Vols withstand Moc blitz, 28–13". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. October 13, 1957. Retrieved September 10, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Alert Kentucky hands Vols 20–6 loss". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. November 24, 1957. Retrieved May 18, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
  4. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  5. ^ "1958 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012.