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1953 Washington Redskins

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6-5-1, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1953 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.0, Offense: -4.3, Defense: 3.2, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 208 points (17.3/g), 8th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 215 points (17.9/g), 3rd.
 Differential of -7 points (-0.6/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.8-6.2.

Coach: Curly Lambeau (6-5-1)

Stadium: Griffith Stadium
 Training Camp: Occidental College (Los Angeles, California)

Team Info

Owner/President George Preston Marshall
General Manager Dick McCann

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 208 3234 720 4.5 47 18 9 181 107 278 1508 12 29 4.9 82 413 1726 10 4.2 90
Team Defense 215 3638 830 4.4 44 17 15 210 171 350 1752 8 27 4.7 93 455 1886 15 4.1 102
Lg Rank Offense 8 8 8 7 10 12 11 10 8 7 6 4 8 5
Lg Rank Defense 3 7 4 4 9 4 1 1 5 3 12 11 8 8

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 27 boxscore W 1-0 @ Chicago Cardinals 24 13 10 225 90 135 3 17 334 172 162 6
2 Fri October 2 boxscore T 1-0-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 21 21 13 228 143 85 2 23 315 174 141 5
3 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-0-1 New York Giants 13 9 14 309 94 215 4 11 139 37 102 7
4 Sun October 18 boxscore L 2-1-1 Cleveland Browns 14 30 12 246 87 159 3 24 403 206 197 1
5 Sun October 25 boxscore L 2-2-1 @ Baltimore Colts 17 27 17 296 129 167 6 17 329 115 214 3
6 Sun November 1 boxscore L 2-3-1 @ Cleveland Browns 3 27 15 298 205 93 6 17 379 189 190 1
7 Sun November 8 boxscore W 3-3-1 Chicago Cardinals 28 17 18 367 105 262 2 11 241 79 162 2
8 Sun November 15 boxscore L 3-4-1 Chicago Bears 24 27 14 291 177 114 4 25 354 117 237 5
9 Sun November 22 boxscore W 4-4-1 @ New York Giants 24 21 17 253 178 75 3 25 371 211 160 3
10 Sun November 29 boxscore W 5-4-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 9 17 216 77 139 3 16 285 242 43 4
11 Sun December 6 boxscore W 6-4-1 Philadelphia Eagles 10 0 19 275 116 159 4 6 137 71 66 5
12 Sun December 13 boxscore L 6-5-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 13 14 15 230 107 123 7 18 351 139 212 2

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
14 Eddie LeBaron 23 P/QB 12 8 2-2-1 62 149 41.6 874 3 2.0 17 11.4 66 5.9 1.1 14.1 72.8 28.3 0 0
18 Jack Scarbath 23 qb 12 4 4-3-0 45 129 34.9 862 9 7.0 12 9.3 71 6.7 3.9 19.2 71.8 43.5 0 0
Team Total 26.6 12 6-5-1 107 278 38.5 1736 12 4.3 29 10.4 71 6.2 2.4 16.2 144.7 35.0 0 0
Opp Total 12 171 350 48.9 1950 8 2.3 27 7.7 5.6 2.56 11.4 162.5 41.5 25 198 4.7 1.9 6.7

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
22 Charlie Justice 29 LH 12 0 115 616 2 43 5.4 51.3 9.6 22 434 19.7 2 54 1.8 36.2 1050 4 9
32 Leon Heath 25 FB 9 0 76 266 4 43 3.5 29.6 8.4 5 45 9.0 0 17 0.6 5.0 311 4 4
20 Julie Rykovich 30 RH 12 0 73 251 0 19 3.4 20.9 6.1 7 73 10.4 1 39 0.6 6.1 324 1 2
29 Paul Barry 27 12 0 56 218 0 22 3.9 18.2 4.7 8 70 8.8 0 18 0.7 5.8 288 0 2
18 Jack Scarbath 23 qb 12 4 22 98 0 40 4.5 8.2 1.8 98 0 7
14 Eddie LeBaron 23 P/QB 12 8 21 95 2 27 4.5 7.9 1.8 95 2 2
45 Sam Baker 24 k 11 0 17 72 1 32 4.2 6.5 1.5 2 21 10.5 0 11 0.2 1.9 93 1 2
25 Johnny Papit 25 3 0 11 58 0 15 5.3 19.3 3.7 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.3 3.0 67 0 0
36 Chuck Drazenovich 26 LLB 8 0 11 27 1 9 2.5 3.4 1.4 27 1 0
35 Bill Dudley 34 K 12 0 5 15 0 7 3.0 1.3 0.4 15 0 0
34 Jack Cloud 28 12 0 3 7 0 5 2.3 0.6 0.3 7 0 0
23 Hall Haynes 25 8 0 2 0 0 4 0.0 0.0 0.3 0 0 1
44 Harry Dowda 31 LDH 12 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 3 0 1
84 Hugh Taylor 30 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 703 20.1 8 71 2.9 58.6 703 8 0
83 Paul Dekker 22 RE 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 182 13.0 1 34 1.3 16.5 182 1 0
82 Fran Polsfoot 26 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 164 14.9 0 66 1.1 16.4 164 0 0
80 Gene Brito* 28 LDE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 35 17.5 0 24 0.2 2.9 35 0 0
Team Total 26.6 12 413 1726 10 43 4.2 143.8 34.4 107 1736 16.2 12 71 8.9 144.7 3462 22 30
Opp Total 12 455 1886 15 4.1 157.2 37.9 171 1752 10.2 8 14.3 146.0 3638 23 34

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
43 Johnny Williams 26 KR/PR/RS 12 0 18 172 0 62 9.6 9 224 0 33 24.9 396
23 Hall Haynes 25 8 0 5 92 0 43 18.4 7 123 0 24 17.6 215
45 Sam Baker 24 k 11 0 9 186 0 40 20.7 279
35 Bill Dudley 34 K 12 0 8 34 0 16 4.3 49
29 Paul Barry 27 12 0 6 112 0 36 18.7 400
22 Charlie Justice 29 LH 12 0 4 6 0 6 1.5 1 20 0 20 20.0 1076
34 Jack Cloud 28 12 0 4 68 0 22 17.0 75
20 Julie Rykovich 30 RH 12 0 2 39 0 26 19.5 363
62 Don Boll 26 LT 12 12 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
80 Gene Brito* 28 LDE 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 41
46 Don Doll* 27 LS 12 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
76 Paul Lipscomb* 30 RDT 12 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Team Total 26.6 12 36 306 0 62 8.5 41 797 0 40 19.4 4565
Opp Total 12 38 1839 0 48.4 43 1213 0 28.2

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
14 Eddie LeBaron 23 P/QB 12 8 51 2004 60 1 39.3
35 Bill Dudley 34 K 12 0 22 11 50.0% 25 25 100.0%
45 Sam Baker 24 k 11 0 17 614 51 0 36.1
Team Total 26.6 12 22 11 50.0% 25 25 100.0% 68 2618 60 1 38.5
Opp Total 12 23 12 52.2% 25 25 100.0% 54 2254 41.7

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
18 Jack Scarbath 23 qb 12 4 0 7 4 0 0
46 Don Doll* 27 LS 12 0 10 102 0 28 0
22 Charlie Justice 29 LH 12 0 0 9 0 0 0
43 Johnny Williams 26 KR/PR/RS 12 0 6 26 0 7 0 0 0 2 0 0
44 Harry Dowda 31 LDH 12 0 5 67 1 23 0 0 1 0 0 0
42 Dick Alban 24 RDH 12 0 4 13 0 11 0 0 0 1 11 0
32 Leon Heath 25 FB 9 0 0 4 1 0 0
14 Eddie LeBaron 23 P/QB 12 8 0 2 3 -7 0
45 Sam Baker 24 k 11 0 0 2 1 0 0
29 Paul Barry 27 12 0 0 2 1 4 0
80 Gene Brito* 28 LDE 12 0 0 0 3 16 0
34 Jack Cloud 28 12 0 2 39 1 28 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Laurie Niemi 28 LDT 12 0 0 0 3 0 1
62 Don Boll 26 LT 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
23 Hall Haynes 25 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
20 Julie Rykovich 30 RH 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
53 Al DeMao 33 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
35 Bill Dudley 34 K 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Jerry Hennessy 27 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
76 Paul Lipscomb* 30 RDT 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
61 Gene Pepper 26 LG 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Jim Ricca 26 MG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
84 Hugh Taylor 30 LE 12 0 0 0 1 5 0
Team Total 26.6 12 27 247 2 28 0 0 30 30 29 1
Opp Total 12 29 34 17 2

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
35 Bill Dudley 34 K 12 0 25 11 58
84 Hugh Taylor 30 LE 12 0 8 8 48
32 Leon Heath 25 FB 9 0 4 4 24
22 Charlie Justice 29 LH 12 0 2 2 4 24
14 Eddie LeBaron 23 P/QB 12 8 2 2 12
45 Sam Baker 24 k 11 0 1 1 6
34 Jack Cloud 28 12 0 1 1 6
83 Paul Dekker 22 RE 11 0 1 1 6
44 Harry Dowda 31 LDH 12 0 1 1 6
36 Chuck Drazenovich 26 LLB 8 0 1 1 6
74 Laurie Niemi 28 LDT 12 0 1 1 6
20 Julie Rykovich 30 RH 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 12 10 12 1 2 25 25 11 208
Opp Total 12 15 8 2 25 12 2 215