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1953 Baltimore Colts

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3-9-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1953 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -12.0, Offense: -5.8, Defense: -6.2, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 182 points (15.2/g), 11th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 350 points (29.2/g), 12th.
 Differential of -168 points (-14.0/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 2.1-9.9.

Coach: Keith Molesworth (3-9-0)

 Training Camp: McDaniel College (Western Maryland College) (Westminster, Maryland)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Fred Enke 29 5 8 71 for 169, 1,054 yards, 8 td, 15 int, & 28 rushes for 91 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 7th / 47th pick / 1948
FB John Huzvar 24 1 0 119 rushes for 515 yards, 4 td, & 6 catches for 55 yards and 1 td
LH George Taliaferro* 26 4 11 102 rushes for 479 yards, 2 td, & 20 catches for 346 yards and 2 td Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949
RH Buddy Young 27 6 0 40 rushes for 135 yards, 0 td, & 12 catches for 201 yards and 3 td
LE Mel Embree 26 Rook 0 23 catches for 272 yards, 1 td
LT Gino Marchetti 26 1 0 1 fumble recovered Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1952
LG Dick Barwegen* 31 6 0 1 fumble recovered Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 6th / 44th pick / 1945
C Brad Ecklund 31 4 0 Green Bay Packers / 20th / 181st pick / 1947
RG Bill Lange 25 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 30th / 389th pick / 1950
RT Joe Campanella 23 1 0 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 36th pick / 1952
RE Dan Edwards 27 5 0 35 catches for 312 yards, 3 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 9th pick / 1948
 Defensive Starters
LDE Art Spinney 26 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 15th / 184th pick / 1950
LDT Art Donovan* 28 3 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 22nd / 204th pick / 1947
RDT Tom Finnin 26 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 24th / 306th pick / 1950
RDE Barney Poole 30 4 0 0 interceptions, 6 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 6th / 53rd pick / 1945
LLB Bill Pellington 26 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
MLB Sisto Averno 28 3 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RLB Alex Agase 31 6 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 8th / 71st pick / 1944
LDH Bert Rechichar 23 1 0 7 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
RDH Don Shula 23 2 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 9th / 110th pick / 1951
LS Carl Taseff 25 2 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 22nd / 267th pick / 1951
RS Tom Keane*+ 27 5 0 11 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 18th pick / 1948
 Special Teams Starters
K Bert Rechichar 23 1 0 5 of 13 field goals & 0 of 0 extra points Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
P George Taliaferro* 26 4 11 65 punts for a 37.5 average, 0 blocked Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949
PR George Taliaferro* 26 4 11 10 punt returns for a 3.1 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949
KR George Taliaferro* 26 4 11 16 kick returns for a 20.7 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
62 Alex Agase 31 RLB 10 0 212 5-10 Purdue,Illinois 3/27/1922 6 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 71st pick / 1944
60 Sisto Averno 28 MLB 12 0 235 5-11 Muhlenberg 5/12/1925 3
61 Dick Barwegen* 31 LG 11 0 227 6-1 Purdue 12/25/1922 6 Bos/Bkn Yanks/Tigers / 6th / 44th pick / 1945
41 Ernie Blandin 34 9 0 248 6-4 Tulane 6/21/1919 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 33rd pick / 1942
86 Monte Brethauer 22 12 0 178 6-1 Oregon 4/8/1931 Rook Baltimore Colts / 24th / 278th pick / 1953
73 Joe Campanella 23 RT 12 0 242 6-2 Ohio St. 9/3/1930 1 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 36th pick / 1952
24 Larry Coutre 25 3 0 175 5-10 Notre Dame 4/11/1928 3 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 43rd pick / 1950
19 Jack Del Bello 26 5 0 190 6-1 Miami (FL) 12/9/1927 Rook
70 Art Donovan* 28 LDT 12 0 263 6-2 Notre Dame,Boston Col. 6/5/1925 3 New York Giants / 22nd / 204th pick / 1947
50 Brad Ecklund 31 C 12 0 215 6-3 Oregon 5/9/1922 4 Green Bay Packers / 20th / 181st pick / 1947
82 Dan Edwards 27 RE 12 0 197 6-1 Georgia 7/18/1926 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 9th pick / 1948
85 Mel Embree 26 LE 12 0 190 6-3 Pepperdine 1/26/1927 Rook
17 Fred Enke 29 QB 8 8 208 6-1 Arizona 12/15/1924 5 Detroit Lions / 7th / 47th pick / 1948
77 Tom Finnin 26 RDT 11 0 262 6-2 Detroit Mercy 9/28/1927 Rook New York Giants / 24th / 306th pick / 1950
18 Dick Flowers 26 1 0 190 6-0 Northwestern 8/13/1927 Rook
38 John Huzvar 24 FB 12 0 247 6-4 North Carolina St.,Pittsburgh 8/6/1929 1
74 Ken Jackson 24 12 0 236 6-2 Texas 4/26/1929 1 New York Yanks / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1951
40 Tommy Kalmanir 27 9 0 171 5-8 Pittsburgh,Nevada-Reno 3/30/1926 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 25th / 229th pick / 1947
21 Tom Keane*+ 27 RS 12 0 192 6-1 Ohio St.,West Virginia 9/7/1926 5 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 18th pick / 1948
66 Bill Lange 25 RG 12 0 239 6-1 Dayton 1/12/1928 2 Los Angeles Rams / 30th / 389th pick / 1950
72 Jack Little 22 9 0 235 6-4 Texas A&M 12/31/1931 Rook Baltimore Colts / 5th / 50th pick / 1953
75 Gino Marchetti 26 LT 11 0 244 6-4 San Francisco 1/2/1927 1 Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1952
31 Buck McPhail 24 12 0 195 6-1 Oklahoma 12/25/1929 Rook Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 26th pick / 1953
26 Ed Mioduszewski 22 qb 12 1 185 5-10 William & Mary 10/28/1931 Rook Detroit Lions / 18th / 217th pick / 1953
65 Bill Pellington 26 LLB 12 0 234 6-2 Defiance,Rutgers 9/25/1927 Rook
83 Barney Poole 30 RDE 12 0 231 6-2 Mississippi,North Carolina,Army 10/29/1923 4 New York Giants / 6th / 53rd pick / 1945
44 Bert Rechichar 23 K 11 0 209 6-1 Tennessee 7/16/1930 1 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
64 Ed Sharkey 26 12 0 229 6-3 Duke,Nevada-Reno 7/6/1927 6
25 Don Shula 23 RDH 12 0 190 5-11 John Carroll 1/4/1930 2 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 110th pick / 1951
81 Art Spinney 26 LDE 12 0 230 6-0 Boston Col. 11/8/1927 3 Baltimore Colts / 15th / 184th pick / 1950
20 George Taliaferro* 26 KR 11 11 196 5-11 Indiana 1/8/1927 4 Chicago Bears / 13th / 129th pick / 1949
23 Carl Taseff 25 LS 9 0 192 5-11 John Carroll 9/28/1928 2 Cleveland Browns / 22nd / 267th pick / 1951
84 Elmer Wingate 25 12 0 230 6-3 Maryland 10/26/1928 Rook New York Yanks / 4th / 46th pick / 1951
76 Jim Winkler 26 9 0 250 6-2 Texas A&M 7/21/1927 2 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 27th pick / 1949
22 Buddy Young 27 RH 10 0 175 5-4 Illinois 1/5/1926 6
Team Total 26.2 12 215.5 6-0.8 2.5