1963 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record5–5 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1961 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Alabama + 7 0 0 11 0 0
No. 4 LSU + 6 0 0 10 1 0
No. 5 Ole Miss 5 1 0 9 2 0
No. 13 Georgia Tech 4 3 0 7 4 0
Tennessee 4 3 0 6 4 0
Florida 3 3 0 4 5 1
Auburn 3 4 0 6 4 0
Kentucky 2 4 0 5 5 0
Georgia 2 5 0 3 7 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0 5 5 0
Tulane 1 5 0 2 8 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0 2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1963 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Jim McDonald, in his first and only year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of five wins and five losses (5–5 overall, 3–5 in the SEC).

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21Richmond*W 34–624,842[1]
September 28Auburn
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
L 19–2335,000[2]
October 5Mississippi State
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
L 0–724,500[3]
October 12Georgia Techdagger
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
L 7–2351,527[4]
October 19at No. 9 AlabamaL 0–3553,454[5]
October 26Chattanooga*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 49–722,000[6]
November 9at TulaneW 26–010,000[7]
November 16vs. No. 3 Ole MissL 0–2027,022[8]
November 23at KentuckyW 19–035,000[9]
November 30Vanderbilt
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 14–021,696[10]
  • *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
Dick Evey Tackle 1 14 Chicago Bears
Bob Zvolerin Tackle 12 158 Washington Redskins
Ed Beard Tackle 14 183 San Francisco 49ers

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References

  1. ^ "Tennessee romps over UR, 34–6". Richmond Times Dispatch. September 22, 1963. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Ol' devil Sidle does Vols in, 23–19". The Birmingham News. September 29, 1963. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Mississippi State Bulldogs edge Volunteers, 7–0". Johnson City Press. October 6, 1963. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Lothridge guides Tech in rout of Tennessee". The Commercial Appeal. October 13, 1963. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Bama passes crush Tennessee by 35–0". The Courier-Journal. October 20, 1963. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "'Hungry' Vols chew up Mocs, 49–7". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. October 27, 1963. Retrieved September 10, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Vols cut down Green Wave, 26–0". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. November 10, 1963. Retrieved September 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Rebels rout Vols". The Bristol Herald Courier. November 17, 1963. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Tennessee runs past Kentucky, 19–0". Messenger-Inquirer. November 24, 1963. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Vols top Vandy 14 to 0". The Courier-Journal. December 1, 1963. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "1964 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012.