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1953 Los Angeles Rams

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8-3-1, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1953 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.5, Offense: 7.5, Defense: 0.0, SoS: -3.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 366 points (30.5/g), 2nd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 236 points (19.7/g), 5th.
 Differential of 130 points (10.8/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.9-3.1.

Coach: Hampton Pool (8-3-1)

 Training Camp: University of Redlands (Redlands, California)

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 Norm Van Brocklin* 27 4 12 156 for 286, 2,393 yards, 19 td, 14 int, & 8 rushes for 11 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
FB Dan Towler* 25 3 0 152 rushes for 879 yards, 7 td, & 11 catches for 125 yards and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 324th pick / 1950
LH Skeets Quinlan 25 1 0 97 rushes for 705 yards, 4 td, & 17 catches for 260 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 49th pick / 1952
RH Tom McCormick 23 Rook 0 20 rushes for 29 yards, 0 td, & 5 catches for 72 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 97th pick / 1952
LE Elroy Hirsch*+ 30 7 0 61 catches for 941 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for -6 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
LT Bob Fry 23 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 36th pick / 1953
LG Duane Putnam 25 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 66th pick / 1952
C Leon McLaughlin 28 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 21st / 193rd pick / 1947
RG Dick Daugherty 24 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 217th pick / 1951
RT Tom Dahms 26 2 0 1 fumble recovered
RE Bob Boyd 25 3 0 24 catches for 548 yards, 4 td
 Defensive Starters
LDE Larry Brink 30 5 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 150th pick / 1948
LDT Charlie Toogood 26 2 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 35th pick / 1951
MG Stan West 27 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 12th pick / 1950
RDT Frank Fuller 24 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 26th / 313th pick / 1952
RDE Andy Robustelli*+ 28 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1951
LLB Harland Svare 23 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 204th pick / 1953
RLB Don Paul*+ 28 5 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 21st pick / 1947
LDH Jack Dwyer 26 2 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 57th pick / 1951
RDH Night Train Lane 24 1 0 3 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
LS Norb Hecker 26 2 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 72nd pick / 1951
RS Herb Rich 25 3 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 6th / 67th pick / 1950
 Special Teams Starters
K Ben Agajanian 34 8 0 10 of 24 field goals & 36 of 37 extra points
P Norm Van Brocklin* 27 4 12 60 punts for a 42.1 average, 0 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
PR Woodley Lewis 28 3 0 35 punt returns for a 7.6 average and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 103rd pick / 1950
KR Woodley Lewis 28 3 0 32 kick returns for a 25.9 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 103rd pick / 1950

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
3 Ben Agajanian 34 K 10 0 215 6-0 New Mexico 8/28/1919 8
82 Bob Boyd 25 RE 12 0 201 6-2 Loyola Marymount 3/7/1928 3
83 Larry Brink 30 LDE 12 0 236 6-5 Northern Illinois 9/12/1923 5 Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 150th pick / 1948
10 Rudy Bukich 21 8 0 195 6-1 Iowa,USC 3/15/1932 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 24th pick / 1953
71 Tom Dahms 26 RT 12 0 242 6-5 San Diego St. 4/19/1927 2
67 Dick Daugherty 24 RG 12 0 219 6-1 Oregon 3/31/1929 2 Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 217th pick / 1951
29 Jack Dwyer 26 LDH 12 0 175 5-11 Loyola Marymount 1/15/1927 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 57th pick / 1951
80 Tom Fears 31 8 0 216 6-2 Santa Clara,UCLA 12/3/1922 5 Cleveland Rams / 11th / 103rd pick / 1945
80 Neil Ferris 26 5 0 181 5-11 Loyola Marymount 10/31/1927 2
75 Bob Fry 23 LT 12 0 235 6-4 Kentucky 11/11/1930 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 36th pick / 1953
79 Frank Fuller 24 RDT 9 0 244 6-4 Kentucky 8/8/1929 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 26th / 313th pick / 1952
58 Bob Griffin 24 2 0 235 6-3 Arkansas 2/12/1929 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 25th pick / 1952
88 Norb Hecker 26 LS 12 0 193 6-2 Baldwin-Wallace 5/26/1927 2 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 72nd pick / 1951
40 Elroy Hirsch*+ 30 LE 12 0 190 6-2 Wisconsin,Michigan 6/17/1923 7 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
63 John Hock 26 9 0 230 6-2 Santa Clara 3/7/1927 3 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 99th pick / 1950
81 Night Train Lane 24 RDH 11 0 194 6-1 West. Nebraska CC-Scottsbluff 4/16/1929 1
20 Woodley Lewis 28 KR 12 0 185 6-0 Oregon 6/14/1925 3 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 103rd pick / 1950
85 Gene Lipscomb 22 2 0 284 6-6 none 8/9/1931 Rook
23 Tom McCormick 23 RH 11 0 185 5-11 Pacific 5/16/1930 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 97th pick / 1952
62 Bud McFadin 25 7 0 260 6-3 Texas 8/21/1928 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
50 Leon McLaughlin 28 C 12 0 228 6-2 UCLA 5/30/1925 2 Los Angeles Rams / 21st / 193rd pick / 1947
28 Brad Myers 24 12 0 197 6-1 Bucknell 2/14/1929 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 108th pick / 1953
57 Don Paul*+ 28 RLB 10 0 228 6-1 UCLA 3/18/1925 5 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 21st pick / 1947
61 Duane Putnam 25 LG 9 0 228 6-0 Pacific 9/5/1928 1 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 66th pick / 1952
21 Skeets Quinlan 25 LH 12 0 173 5-11 TCU,San Diego St. 6/22/1928 1 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 49th pick / 1952
42 Herb Rich 25 RS 7 0 181 5-11 Vanderbilt 10/7/1928 3 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 67th pick / 1950
84 Andy Robustelli*+ 28 RDE 12 0 230 6-1 Arnold 12/6/1925 2 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1951
77 Vitamin Smith 30 11 0 179 5-8 Abilene Christian 10/30/1923 4
65 Harland Svare 23 LLB 10 0 214 6-0 Washington St. 11/15/1930 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 204th pick / 1953
74 Len Teeuws 26 12 0 242 6-5 Tulane 4/19/1927 1 Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 301st pick / 1952
66 Harry Thompson 27 8 0 225 6-2 UCLA 1/8/1926 3
70 Charlie Toogood 26 LDT 12 0 232 6-0 Nebraska 7/16/1927 2 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 35th pick / 1951
32 Dan Towler* 25 FB 12 0 225 6-2 Washington & Jefferson 3/6/1928 3 Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 324th pick / 1950
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 27 P 12 12 190 6-1 Oregon 3/15/1926 4 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
64 Stan West 27 MG 12 0 235 6-2 Oklahoma 9/22/1926 3 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 12th pick / 1950
35 Tank Younger* 25 12 0 225 6-3 Grambling St. 6/25/1928 4
Team Total 26.0 12 215.2 6-1.5 2.3