1983 Tennessee Volunteers Football Team
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1983 Tennessee Volunteers Football Team

1983 Tennessee Volunteers football
Tennessee Volunteers logo.svg
Florida Citrus Bowl champion
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1983 record9-3 (4-2 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Majors (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorWalt Harris (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorLarry Marmie (1st season)
CaptainReggie White
Home stadiumNeyland Stadium
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Auburn $ 6 0 0     11 1 0
No. 4 Georgia 5 1 0     10 1 1
No. 6 Florida 4 2 0     9 2 1
Tennessee 4 2 0     9 3 0
No. 15 Alabama 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     6 5 1
Mississippi State 1 5 0     3 8 0
LSU 0 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Tennessee Volunteers Tennessee Volunteers football team (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1983 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 seventh year, and played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of nine wins and three losses (9-3 overall, 4-2 in the SEC) and a victory over Maryland in the Florida Citrus Bowl. The Volunteers offense scored 282 points while the defense allowed 165 points.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 3No. 10 Pittsburgh*L 3-1395,824
September 10New Mexico*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 31-689,792
September 24No. 11 Auburn
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
L 14-3795,185
October 1The Citadel*W 45-620,351
October 8LSU
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
TBSW 20-694,478
October 15at No. 11 AlabamaW 41-3477,237
October 22Georgia Tech*
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
W 37-394,478
October 29at Rutgers*W 7-019,201
November 12Ole Missdagger
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
TBSL 10-1395,585
November 19at KentuckyCBSW 10-057,985
November 26Vanderbilt
  • Neyland Stadium
  • Knoxville, TN
CBSW 34-2493,426
December 17vs. No. 16 Maryland*MizlouW 30-2350,185
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

Team players drafted into the NFL

The following players were selected in the 1984 NFL Draft:

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Clyde Duncan Wide Receiver 1 17 St. Louis Cardinals
Mark Studaway Defensive End 4 85 Houston Oilers
Curt Singer Tackle 6 167 Washington Redskins
Randall Morris Fullback 10 270 Seattle Seahawks
Lenny Taylor Wide Receiver 12 313 Green Bay Packers
Glenn Streno Center 12 327 Detroit Lions

The following players were selected in the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft:

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Reggie White Defensive End 1 4 Philadelphia Eagles

References

  1. ^ "Tennessee Football History and Records: Tennessee Results 1980-89". University of Tennessee Athletics. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ a b "1984 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2012.

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