1967 Tennessee Volunteers football
National champion (Litkenhous)
SEC champion
Orange Bowl, L 26–24 vs. Oklahoma
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
Record9–2 (6–0 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 Tennessee $ 6 0 0 9 2 0
No. 8 Alabama 5 1 0 8 2 1
Florida 4 2 0 6 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 1 6 4 1
Georgia 3 2 0 7 4 0
LSU 3 2 1 7 3 1
Auburn 3 3 0 6 4 0
Kentucky 1 6 0 2 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 5 0 2 7 1
Mississippi State 0 6 0 1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1967 Tennessee Volunteers football team represented the University of Tennessee in the 1967 NCAA University Division football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Doug Dickey, in his fourth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of nine wins and two losses (9–2 overall, 6–0 in the SEC) as SEC Champions and with a loss against Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl. The Volunteers' offense scored 283 points while the defense allowed 141 points. At season's end, Tennessee was recognized as national champions by Litkenhous.[1] Lester McClain became the first African American player in the program.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 16at No. 8 UCLA*No. 9L 16–2066,708[3]
September 30AuburnW 27–1354,113[4]
October 14Georgia Tech*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
ABCW 24–1355,119[5]
October 21at No. 6 AlabamaNo. 7W 24–1371,849[6]
October 28LSUNo. 4
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 17–1454,596[7]
November 4at Tampa*No. 3W 38–026,500[8]
November 11Tulane*daggerNo. 2
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 35–1454,828[9]
November 18vs. Ole MissNo. 2W 20–750,881[10]
November 25at KentuckyNo. 2W 17–731,500[11]
December 2VanderbiltNo. 2
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 41–1449,787[12]
January 1vs. No. 3 OklahomaNo. 2NBCL 24–2677,993[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Personnel

1967 Tennessee Volunteers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 16 Dewey Warren Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 57 Steve Kiner So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Bob Johnson Center 1 2 Cincinnati Bengals
Walter Chadwick Running back 6 164 Green Bay Packers
John Boynton Tackle 7 172 Miami Dolphins
Elliot Gammage Tight end 8 209 San Diego Chargers
Joe Graham End 15 394 Philadelphia Eagles
Charles Fulton Tailback 16 413 Boston Patriots

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References

  1. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "National Poll Champions" (PDF). 2011 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 74. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  2. ^ "LESTER McCLAIN PAVED THE WAY".
  3. ^ "UCLA snatches 20–16 victory from Tennessee". The Sacramento Bee. September 17, 1967. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Vols love a parade...Fulton paces 27–13 win". The Commercial Appeal. October 1, 1967. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Wyche helps Vols outlast Georgia Tech". St. Petersburg Times. October 15, 1967. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Vols topple Tide". The Greenville News. October 22, 1967. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Vols stave off rush by Bengals to nab 17–14 SEC victory". The Shreveport Times. October 29, 1967. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Kelly, Tom (November 5, 1967). "26,500 admire Vols, Spartans, stadium". St. Petersburg Times. Google News Archives. p. C1. Retrieved October 21, 2012.
  9. ^ "Tennessee thumps Tulane, 35–14, as bowl representatives watch". Johnson City Press. November 12, 1967. Retrieved October 1, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Vols stomp Ole Miss 20–7". The Tennessean. November 19, 1967. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "5 thefts help Volunteers en route to 17–7 victory". The Greenville News. November 26, 1967. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Vols romp to 41–14 victory over Vandy". Chicago Tribune. December 3, 1967. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Sooners hold on to win". The Kansas City Times. January 2, 1968. Retrieved May 7, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "1968 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2012.