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1953 Chicago Bears

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3-8-1, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1953 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.6, Offense: -4.5, Defense: -0.0, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 218 points (18.2/g), 6th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 262 points (21.8/g), 7th.
 Differential of -44 points (-3.7/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 4.7-7.3.

Coach: George Halas (3-8-1)

Stadium: Wrigley Field
 Training Camp: St. Joseph's College (Rensselaer, Indiana)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB George Blanda 26 4 12 169 for 362, 2,164 yards, 14 td, 23 int, & 24 rushes for 62 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
FB Fred Morrison 27 3 0 95 rushes for 307 yards, 2 td, & 16 catches for 214 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1950
LH Billy Stone 28 4 0 72 rushes for 169 yards, 2 td, & 34 catches for 376 yards and 4 td Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 120th pick / 1949
RH John Hoffman* 28 4 0 32 rushes for 95 yards, 3 td, & 28 catches for 341 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 49th pick / 1949
LE Jim Dooley 23 1 0 53 catches for 841 yards, 4 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1952
LT George Connor*+ 28 5 0 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1946
LG John Badaczewski 31 7 0
C Wayne Hansen 25 3 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 6th / 76th pick / 1950
RG Bill George 24 1 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1951
RT Kline Gilbert 23 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1953
RE Bill McColl 23 1 0 36 catches for 453 yards, 4 td Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1952
 Defensive Starters
LDE Dick Hensley 26 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 11th / 106th pick / 1949
LDT Fred Williams* 24 1 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 5th / 56th pick / 1952
MG John Kreamcheck 27 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 89th pick / 1953
RDT Bill Bishop 22 1 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 90th pick / 1952
RDE Ed Sprinkle 30 9 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
LLB Frank Dempsey 28 3 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 13th / 166th pick / 1950
RLB Bones Weatherly 25 3 0 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 72nd pick / 1949
LDH S.J. Whitman 27 2 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 22nd / 259th pick / 1951
RDH Billy Anderson 24 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1953
LS Don Kindt* 28 6 0 6 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1947
RS Eddie Macon 26 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1952
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blanda 26 4 12 7 of 20 field goals & 27 of 27 extra points Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
P Fred Morrison 27 3 0 65 punts for a 42.6 average, 2 blocked Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1950
PR Eddie Macon 26 1 0 17 punt returns for a 4.0 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1952
KR Leon Campbell 26 3 0 19 kick returns for a 23.9 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 15th pick / 1950

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Billy Anderson 24 RDH 12 0 198 6-0 Compton CC (CA) 3/3/1929 Rook Chicago Bears / 1st / 6th pick / 1953
53 Billy Autrey 20 7 0 220 6-3 S.F. Austin 1/17/1933 Rook
68 John Badaczewski 31 LG 12 0 239 6-1 Case Western Reserve 1/27/1922 7
73 Bill Bishop 22 RDT 12 0 248 6-4 North Texas 5/8/1931 1 Chicago Bears / 8th / 90th pick / 1952
16 George Blanda 26 K 12 12 215 6-2 Kentucky 9/17/1927 4 Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
32 Leon Campbell 26 KR 12 0 199 6-0 Arkansas 7/1/1927 3 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 15th pick / 1950
71 George Connor*+ 28 LT 12 0 240 6-3 Holy Cross,Notre Dame 1/21/1925 5 New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1946
78 Buddy Davis 24 2 0 235 6-2 Alabama St. 12/19/1929 Rook
62 Frank Dempsey 28 LLB 11 0 235 6-3 Florida 5/27/1925 3 Chicago Bears / 13th / 166th pick / 1950
43 Jim Dooley 23 LE 12 0 198 6-4 Miami (FL) 2/8/1930 1 Chicago Bears / 1st / 8th pick / 1952
34 John Dottley 25 10 0 200 6-1 Mississippi 8/25/1928 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 24th pick / 1950
21 George Figner 22 5 0 185 6-0 Colorado 4/30/1931 Rook
35 Bobby Jack Floyd 24 8 0 210 6-0 TCU 12/8/1929 1 Green Bay Packers / 15th / 172nd pick / 1952
72 Bill George 24 RG 12 0 237 6-2 Wake Forest 10/27/1929 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1951
74 Kline Gilbert 23 RT 12 0 233 6-2 Mississippi 11/22/1930 Rook Chicago Bears / 6th / 68th pick / 1953
51 Wayne Hansen 25 C 12 0 231 6-2 Texas-El Paso 10/6/1928 3 Chicago Bears / 6th / 76th pick / 1950
65 Johnny Hatley 23 10 0 249 6-3 Baylor,Sul Ross St. 3/16/1930 Rook Chicago Bears / 16th / 185th pick / 1953
80 John Helwig 26 12 0 208 6-2 Notre Dame 12/5/1927 Rook Chicago Bears / 11th / 140th pick / 1950
82 Dick Hensley 26 LDE 11 0 213 6-4 Kentucky 9/8/1927 4 New York Giants / 11th / 106th pick / 1949
89 John Hoffman* 28 RH 12 0 215 6-2 Arkansas 12/8/1925 4 Chicago Bears / 5th / 49th pick / 1949
6 Don Kindt* 28 LS 12 0 207 6-1 Wisconsin 7/2/1925 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1947
58 John Kreamcheck 27 MG 12 0 255 6-5 William & Mary 1/7/1926 Rook Chicago Bears / 8th / 89th pick / 1953
48 Howie Livingston 31 2 0 183 6-1 Fullerton JC 5/15/1922 9
28 Lloyd Lowe 25 7 0 155 5-10 North Texas 12/18/1928 Rook
25 Eddie Macon 26 PR 12 0 177 6-0 Pacific 3/7/1927 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1952
83 Bill McColl 23 RE 12 0 230 6-4 Stanford 4/2/1930 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1952
15 Fred Morrison 27 FB 12 0 215 6-2 Ohio St. 10/7/1926 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 10th pick / 1950
55 Bob Moser 25 6 0 240 6-3 Pacific 12/26/1928 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 47th pick / 1951
10 Tommy O'Connell 23 12 0 187 5-11 Notre Dame,Illinois 9/26/1930 Rook Chicago Bears / 18th / 212th pick / 1952
47 Rex Proctor 24 3 0 180 5-10 Rice 12/1/1929 Rook
12 Steve Romanik 29 1 0 190 6-1 Villanova 5/27/1924 3 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 36th pick / 1950
23 Jerry Shipkey 28 8 0 213 6-1 USC,UCLA 10/31/1925 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 58th pick / 1947
7 Ed Sprinkle 30 RDE 12 0 206 6-1 Hardin-Simmons,Navy 9/3/1923 9
45 Billy Stone 28 LH 12 0 191 6-0 Bradley 10/25/1925 4 Chicago Cardinals / 12th / 120th pick / 1949
14 Willie Thrower 23 1 0 182 5-11 Michigan St. 3/22/1930 Rook
84 Bones Weatherly 25 RLB 12 0 218 6-5 Rice 12/26/1928 3 Chicago Bears / 8th / 72nd pick / 1949
22 S.J. Whitman 27 LDH 9 0 185 5-11 Tulsa 8/17/1926 2 Chicago Cardinals / 22nd / 259th pick / 1951
86 Bill Wightkin 26 12 0 235 6-3 Notre Dame 7/28/1927 3 Chicago Bears / 8th / 79th pick / 1949
75 Fred Williams* 24 LDT 12 0 249 6-4 Arkansas 2/8/1929 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 56th pick / 1952
Team Total 25.6 12 213.0 6-1.6 2.3