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1957 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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.

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 coachBowden Wyatt (3rd season)
Home stadiumShields–Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 SEC 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

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
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 28–13
October 19at AlabamaW 14–0
October 26at Maryland*W 16–026,000
November 2at North Carolina*No. 17W 35–0
November 9No. 18 Georgia Tech No. 9
  • Shields–Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 21–645,500
November 16vs. No. 8 Ole MissNo. 7L 7–14
November 23at KentuckyNo. 12L 6–20
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
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

General

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

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1958 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012.