1958 Tennessee Volunteers Football Team
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1958 Tennessee Volunteers Football Team

1958 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1958 record4-6 (4-3 SEC)
Head coachBowden Wyatt (4th season)
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 LSU $ 6 0 0     11 0 0
No. 4 Auburn 6 0 1     9 0 1
No. 11 Ole Miss 3 2 0     9 2 0
Vanderbilt 2 1 3     5 2 3
Tennessee 4 3 0     4 6 0
Alabama 3 4 1     5 4 1
Kentucky 3 4 1     5 4 1
No. 14 Florida 2 3 1     6 4 1
Georgia Tech 2 3 1     5 4 1
Georgia 2 4 0     4 6 0
Tulane 1 5 0     3 7 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     3 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1958 Tennessee Volunteers (variously Tennessee, UT, or the Vols) represented the University of Tennessee in the 1958 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 fourth year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of four wins and six losses (4-6 overall, 4-3 in the SEC).

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 28at No. 3 AuburnNBCL 0-13
October 1vs. No. 11 Mississippi StateW 13-8
October 11at Georgia TechL 7-2144,726
October 18AlabamaW 14-734,200
October 25Florida State*
  • Shields-Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
L 0-10
November 1No. 17 North Carolina*
  • Shields-Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
L 7-21
November 8Chattanooga*
  • Shields-Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
L 6-14
November 12No. 7 Ole Missdagger
  • Shields-Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN
W 18-16
November 22Kentucky
  • Shields-Watkins Field
  • Knoxville, TN (rivalry)
L 2-6
November 29at No. 15 VanderbiltW 10-6
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Roster

  • TB Bill Majors, So.

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Carl Smith Back 9 101 Detroit Lions
Lebron Shields Tackle 22 256 Detroit Lions

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References

General

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

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1959 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2012.

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