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The 1954 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1954 college football season. In their 14th year under head coach Earl Blaik, the Cadets compiled a 7–2 record and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 325 to 127.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets lost to the Midshipmen by a 27 to 20 score. The Cadets also lost to South Carolina by a 34 to 20 score.[2]

1954 Army Cadets football
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 7
1954 record7–2
Head coachEarl Blaik (14th season)
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
← 1953
1955 →

Four Army players were honored on the 1954 College Football All-America Team: halfback Tommy Bell (FWAA, INS-1, NEA-2); end Don Holleder (AFCA, INS-2, NEA-1, UP-1, CP-1); guard Ralph Chesnauskas (AP-1, UP-3); and quarterback Pete Vann (INS-2, UP-3, CP-2).


September 25South CarolinaL 20–34
October 2at MichiganW 26–7
October 9Dartmouth
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, New York
W 60–6
October 16at DukeW 28–14
October 23at ColumbiaW 67–12
October 30Virginia
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, New York
W 21–20
November 6at YaleW 48–7
November 13at PennW 35–0
November 27vs. No. 6 NavyL 20–27
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


1954 Army Black Knights football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
HB Tommy Bell Sr
G Ralph Chesnauskas Jr
E Don Holleder Jr
FB Pat Uebel Jr
QB Pete Vann Sr
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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


  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1950-1954)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "1954 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 1, 2015.