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1953 Detroit Lions

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10-2-0, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1953 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.4, Offense: -0.6, Defense: 4.0, SoS: -2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 271 points (22.6/g), 5th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 205 points (17.1/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 66 points (5.5/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 7.9-4.1.

Coach: Buddy Parker (10-2-0)

Stadium: Briggs Stadium
 Training Camp: Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, Michigan)


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Rnd Pick Tm Player Pos Yrs From To AP1 PB St CarAV G Cmp Att Yds TD Int Att Yds TD Rec Yds TD College/Univ
1 13 DET Harley Sewell G 11 1953 1963 0 4 10 21 122 Texas
2 25 DET Gene Gedman HB 4 1953 1958 0 0 2 0 45 2 5 111 1 0 377 1221 17 53 504 4 Indiana
4 49 DET Charlie Ane T 7 1953 1959 0 2 7 0 83 0 10 0 USC
6 73 DET Ollie Spencer T 8 1953 1963 0 0 6 12 99 Kansas
7 85 DET Joe Schmidt HOF LB 13 1953 1965 8 10 11 53 155 Pittsburgh
8 97 DET Lew Carpenter HB 10 1953 1963 0 0 2 4 123 468 2025 16 87 782 4 Arkansas
9 109 DET Carlton McCormack C 0 0 0 TCU
10 121 DET Dreher Gaskin E 0 0 0 Clemson
11 133 DET Elmer Messenger G 0 0 0 Washington St.
12 145 DET Larry Spencer B 0 0 0 Wake Forest
13 157 DET Bob Thomas E 0 0 0 Washington & Lee
14 169 DET Jack Barger T 0 0 0 New Mexico
15 181 DET Ted Topor LB 1 1955 1955 0 0 0 0 6 Michigan
16 193 DET Bob Volonnino G 0 0 0 Army/Villanova
17 205 DET Ray Green T 0 0 0 Duke
18 217 DET Ed Mioduszewski QB 1 1953 1953 0 0 0 0 12 11 30 113 2 2 3 33 0 William & Mary
19 229 DET Paul Held QB 2 1954 1955 0 0 1 0 10 26 77 332 1 6 4 11 0 San Jose St.
20 241 DET Gerry Hart T 0 0 0 Army/Mississippi
21 253 DET Bob Tata B 0 0 0 Virginia
22 265 DET Pete Retzlaff E 11 1956 1966 1 5 11 59 132 6 -4 0 452 7412 47 South Dakota St.
23 277 DET Carl Karilivacz DB 8 1953 1960 0 0 4 2 85 Syracuse
24 289 DET Truett Grant T 0 0 0 Duke
25 301 DET Marv Brown HB 1 1957 1957 0 0 0 0 4 2 6 0 Texas A&M-Commerce
26 313 DET Jim Dooley C 0 0 0 Penn St.
27 325 DET Jackie Parker B 0 0 0 Mississippi St.
28 337 DET Laurin Pepper B 0 0 0 Southern Miss
29 349 DET Harley Rector T 0 0 0
30 360 DET Hal Maus E 0 0 0 Montana