1982 Tennessee Volunteers football
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
Peach Bowl, L 28–22 vs. Iowa
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record6–5–1 (3–2–1 SEC)
Head coach
Defensive coordinatorBobby Jackson (3rd season)
CaptainMike Cofer
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 4 Georgia $ 6 0 0 11 1 0
No. 11 LSU 4 1 1 8 3 1
No. 14 Auburn 4 2 0 9 3 0
Vanderbilt 4 2 0 8 4 0
Tennessee 3 2 1 6 5 1
Alabama 3 3 0 8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0 8 4 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0 5 6 0
Ole Miss 0 6 0 4 7 0
Kentucky 0 6 0 0 10 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Johnny Majors, in his sixth year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of six wins, five losses and one tie (6–5–1 overall, 3–2–1 in the SEC) and a loss against Iowa in the Peach Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 281 points while the defense allowed 239 points.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 4Duke*L 24–2595,223[1]
September 11Iowa State*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 23–2190,201[2]
September 25at AuburnL 14–2473,600[3]
October 2Washington State*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 10–391,744[4]
October 9at No. 18 LSUT 24–2477,448[5]
October 16No. 2 Alabama
W 35–2895,342[6]
October 23at Georgia Tech*ABCL 21–3143,182[7]
November 6Memphis State*dagger
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 29–394,903[8]
November 13at Ole MissW 30–1742,274[9]
November 20Kentucky
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 28–793,689[10]
November 27at VanderbiltL 21–2841,683[11]
December 31vs. Iowa*CBSL 22–2850,134[12]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

1982 Tennessee Volunteers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 2 Lenny Taylor Jr
QB 6 Alan Cockrell So
WR 24 Clyde Duncan Jr
WR 26 Willie Gault Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 40 Bill Bates Sr
DE 92 Reggie White Jr
DE 93 Mike Cofer Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 4 Fuad Reveiz So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summaries

Peach Bowl

Iowa vs. Tennessee
1 234Total
Hawkeyes 0 2170 28
Volunteers 7 0123 22
    

Main article: 1982 Peach Bowl

See also: 1982 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Willie Gault Wide receiver 1 18 Chicago Bears
Darryal Wilson Wide receiver 2 47 New England Patriots
Mike Cofer Defensive end 3 67 Detroit Lions
Mike Miller Defensive back 4 104 Green Bay Packers
Lee Jenkins Defensive back 11 281 New York Giants
Ken Jones Tackle 12 315 Kansas City Chiefs

References

  1. ^ "Duke surprises Tennessee, 25–24". The News and Observer. September 5, 1982. Retrieved August 18, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "52-yard FG defeats ISU". The Waterloo Courier. September 12, 1982. Retrieved August 18, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Auburn, wishbone whip Tennessee". The Tennessean. September 26, 1982. Retrieved August 18, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Vols' credit pep talk and defense for win". The Commercial Appeal. October 3, 1982. Retrieved August 18, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "LSU, Vols fight to 24-all tie". The Daily Advertiser. October 10, 1982. Retrieved August 18, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "UT stuns No. 2 'Bama". Kingsport Times-News. October 17, 1982. Retrieved August 18, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Jackets sting Tennessee". The Macon Telegraph & News. October 24, 1982. Retrieved August 18, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Tigers get boot from UT's Reveiz". The Leaf-Chronicle. November 7, 1982. Retrieved August 18, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Vols crush Reb hopes". Hattiesburg American. November 14, 1982. Retrieved August 18, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Peach-bound Vols whip UK". Kingsport Times-News. November 21, 1982. Retrieved August 18, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Vandy downs UT, 28–21". Johnson City Press-Chronicle. November 28, 1982. Retrieved August 18, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Hawkeyes just Peachy, 28–22!". The Des Moines Register. January 1, 1983. Retrieved August 18, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "1983 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2012.