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1953 Green Bay Packers

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2-9-1, Finished 6th in NFL West Division  · 1953 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.8, Offense: -4.4, Defense: -5.4, SoS: 1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 200 points (16.7/g), 9th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 338 points (28.2/g), 11th.
 Differential of -138 points (-11.5/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 2.7-9.3.

Coach: Hugh Devore (0-2-0) (co-coach with Ray McLean), Ray McLean (0-2-0) and Gene Ronzani (2-7-1)

Stadium: City Stadium
 Training Camp: UM North Central Agriculture School (Grand Rapids, Minnesota)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Babe Parilli 23 1 5 74 for 166, 830 yards, 4 td, 19 int, & 42 rushes for 171 yards and 4 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1952
FB Howie Ferguson 23 Rook 0 52 rushes for 134 yards, 0 td, & 15 catches for 86 yards and 0 td
LH Breezy Reid 26 3 0 95 rushes for 492 yards, 3 td, & 10 catches for 100 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 9th / 107th pick / 1950
RH Al Carmichael 25 Rook 0 49 rushes for 199 yards, 1 td, & 12 catches for 131 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1953
LE Bob Mann 29 5 0 23 catches for 327 yards, 2 td
LT Dick Afflis 24 2 0 Green Bay Packers / 16th / 186th pick / 1951
LG Buddy Brown 28 2 0 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 19th / 221st pick / 1951
C Dave Stephenson 28 3 0 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 194th pick / 1950
RG Dick Logan 23 1 0 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 11th / 132nd pick / 1952
RT Gus Cifelli 27 3 0 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 19th / 239th pick / 1950
RE Billy Howton 23 1 0 25 catches for 463 yards, 4 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1952
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Martinkovic* 26 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 6th / 65th pick / 1951
LDT Dick Wildung 32 7 0 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 8th pick / 1943
MG Bill Forester 21 Rook 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 31st pick / 1953
RDT Dave Hanner* 23 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 5th / 52nd pick / 1952
RDE George Hays 29 3 0
LLB Bob Forte 31 7 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 11th / 98th pick / 1943
RLB Clayton Tonnemaker* 25 3 0 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1950
LDH Ace Loomis 25 2 0 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 62nd pick / 1951
RDH Val Joe Walker 23 Rook 0 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 7th / 83rd pick / 1952
LS Marvin Johnson 26 2 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RS Bobby Dillon 23 1 0 9 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 28th pick / 1952
 Special Teams Starters
K Fred Cone 27 2 0 5 of 16 field goals & 23 of 25 extra points Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1951
P Clive Rush 22 Rook 0 60 punts for a 37.7 average, 0 blocked
PR Al Carmichael 25 Rook 0 20 punt returns for a 9.9 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1953
KR Al Carmichael 25 Rook 0 26 kick returns for a 24.7 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1953

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
72 Dick Afflis 24 LT 12 0 251 6-0 Purdue,Nevada 6/27/1929 2 Green Bay Packers / 16th / 186th pick / 1951
40 Bennie Aldridge 27 8 0 195 6-0 Oklahoma St. 10/24/1926 3 New York Yanks / 6th / 68th pick / 1950
20 Byron Bailey 23 10 0 192 5-10 Washington St. 10/12/1930 1 Detroit Lions / 25th / 298th pick / 1952
43 Don Barton 23 5 0 175 5-11 Texas 5/29/1930 Rook
22 J.R. Boone 28 8 0 162 5-8 Tulsa 7/28/1925 5 Chicago Bears / 22nd / 203rd pick / 1948
62 Buddy Brown 28 LG 11 0 220 6-1 Arkansas 10/19/1925 2 Washington Redskins / 19th / 221st pick / 1951
42 Al Carmichael 25 KR 12 0 200 6-1 USC 11/10/1928 Rook Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1953
73 Gus Cifelli 27 RT 12 0 244 6-4 Nevada,Notre Dame 2/3/1926 3 Detroit Lions / 19th / 239th pick / 1950
31 Fred Cone 27 K 12 0 199 5-11 Clemson 6/21/1926 2 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1951
27 Larry Coutre 25 7 0 175 5-10 Notre Dame 4/11/1928 3 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 43rd pick / 1950
26 Gib Dawson 23 7 0 190 5-11 Texas 8/27/1930 Rook Green Bay Packers / 4th / 43rd pick / 1953
44 Bobby Dillon 23 RS 10 0 180 6-1 Texas 2/23/1930 1 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 28th pick / 1952
80 Carl Elliott 26 12 0 230 6-4 Virginia 11/12/1927 2 Green Bay Packers / 13th / 160th pick / 1950
37 Howie Ferguson 23 FB 11 0 218 6-2 none 8/5/1930 Rook
69 Bill Forester 21 MG 12 0 237 6-3 SMU 8/9/1932 Rook Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 31st pick / 1953
8 Bob Forte 31 LLB 11 0 199 6-0 Arkansas 7/15/1922 7 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 98th pick / 1943
77 Dave Hanner* 23 RDT 12 0 257 6-2 Arkansas 5/22/1930 1 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 52nd pick / 1952
88 George Hays 29 RDE 9 0 211 6-2 St. Bonaventure 8/29/1924 3
86 Billy Howton 23 RE 8 0 191 6-2 Rice 7/5/1930 1 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1952
41 Marvin Johnson 26 LS 7 0 183 5-11 San Jose St. 4/13/1927 2
67 Dick Logan 23 RG 12 0 228 6-2 Ohio St. 5/4/1930 1 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 132nd pick / 1952
48 Ace Loomis 25 LDH 10 0 190 6-1 Wisc-LaCrosse 6/12/1928 2 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 62nd pick / 1951
87 Bob Mann 29 LE 10 0 172 5-11 Michigan 4/8/1924 5
83 John Martinkovic* 26 LDE 12 0 241 6-3 Xavier (OH) 2/4/1927 2 Washington Redskins / 6th / 65th pick / 1951
22 Johnny Papit 25 4 0 190 6-0 Virginia 7/25/1928 2 Washington Redskins / 7th / 76th pick / 1951
15 Babe Parilli 23 QB 12 5 196 6-1 Kentucky 5/7/1930 1 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1952
24 Breezy Reid 26 LH 12 0 187 5-10 Georgia 9/14/1927 3 Chicago Bears / 9th / 107th pick / 1950
51 Jim Ringo 22 5 0 232 6-1 Syracuse 11/21/1931 Rook Green Bay Packers / 7th / 79th pick / 1953
18 Tobin Rote 25 qb 12 7 211 6-3 Rice 1/18/1928 3 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1950
75 Howie Ruetz 26 5 0 255 6-3 Loras 8/18/1927 2 Los Angeles Rams / 26th / 313th pick / 1951
81 Clive Rush 22 P 11 0 197 6-2 Miami (OH) 2/14/1931 Rook
61 Steve Ruzich 26 12 0 228 6-2 Ohio St. 12/24/1927 1 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 168th pick / 1952
23 Dan Sandifer 26 1 0 190 6-1 LSU 3/1/1927 5 Washington Redskins / 5th / 28th pick / 1948
53 Dave Stephenson 28 C 12 0 232 6-2 Tennessee,West Virginia 10/22/1925 3 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 194th pick / 1950
68 Len Szafaryn 25 7 0 226 6-2 North Carolina 1/19/1928 4 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1949
66 Deral Teteak 24 7 0 210 5-10 Wisconsin 12/11/1929 1 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 100th pick / 1952
58 Clayton Tonnemaker* 25 RLB 12 0 237 6-2 Minnesota 6/8/1928 3 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1950
47 Val Joe Walker 23 RDH 12 0 179 6-1 SMU 1/7/1930 Rook New York Giants / 7th / 83rd pick / 1952
70 Dick Wildung 32 LDT 12 0 221 6-0 Minnesota 8/16/1921 7 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 8th pick / 1943
74 Roger Zatkoff 22 12 0 216 6-2 Michigan 3/25/1931 Rook Green Bay Packers / 5th / 55th pick / 1953
Team Total 25.2 12 208.7 6-0.8 2.1