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1967 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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]

1967 Tennessee Volunteers football
National champion (Litkenhous)
SEC champion
Orange Bowl, L 26–24 vs. Oklahoma
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1967 record9–2 (6–0 SEC)
Head coachDoug Dickey (4th season)
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 SEC 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 6 0     2 7 1
Mississippi State 0 6 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16at No. 8 UCLA*No. 9L 16–2066,708
September 30AuburnW 27–13
October 14Georgia Tech*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
ABCW 24–1355,119
October 21at No. 6 AlabamaNo. 7W 24–1371,849
October 28LSUNo. 4
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 17–14
November 4at Tampa*No. 3W 38–026,500
November 11Tulane* No. 2
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 35–14
November 18vs. Ole MissNo. 2W 20–7
November 28at KentuckyNo. 2W 17–7
December 2VanderbiltNo. 2
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
W 41–14
January 1vs. No. 3 OklahomaNo. 2NBCL 24–2677,993
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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RosterEdit

  • LB #57 Steve Kiner, So.
  • QB Dewey Warren, Sr.

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1960–69". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved March 15, 2012.
  3. ^ "1968 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 15, 2012.