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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)

 Training Camp: Occidental College (Los Angeles, 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 Eddie LeBaron 23 1 8 62 for 149, 874 yards, 3 td, 17 int, & 21 rushes for 95 yards and 2 td Washington Redskins / 10th / 123rd pick / 1950
FB Leon Heath 25 2 0 76 rushes for 266 yards, 4 td, & 5 catches for 45 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 4th pick / 1951
LH Charlie Justice 29 3 0 115 rushes for 616 yards, 2 td, & 22 catches for 434 yards and 2 td Washington Redskins / 16th / 201st pick / 1950
RH Julie Rykovich 30 6 0 73 rushes for 251 yards, 0 td, & 7 catches for 73 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 14th pick / 1946
LE Hugh Taylor 30 6 0 35 catches for 703 yards, 8 td
LT Don Boll 26 Rook 12 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 4th / 40th pick / 1953
LG Gene Pepper 26 3 0 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 6th / 71st pick / 1950
C Harry Ulinski 28 3 0 Washington Redskins / 4th / 45th pick / 1950
RG Cas Witucki 25 3 0 Washington Redskins / 21st / 266th pick / 1950
RT Don Campora 26 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1950
RE Paul Dekker 22 Rook 0 14 catches for 182 yards, 1 td Washington Redskins / 3rd / 27th pick / 1953
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gene Brito* 28 2 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 17th / 196th pick / 1951
LDT Laurie Niemi 28 4 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 2nd / 18th pick / 1949
MG Jim Ricca 26 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDT Paul Lipscomb* 30 8 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDE Joe Tereshinski 30 6 0 Washington Redskins / 13th / 119th pick / 1946
LLB Chuck Drazenovich 26 3 0 Detroit Lions / 9th / 82nd pick / 1949
RLB Knox Ramsey 27 5 0 Chicago Bears / 5th / 32nd pick / 1948
LDH Harry Dowda 31 4 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 19th / 168th pick / 1947
RDH Dick Alban 24 1 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 9th / 103rd pick / 1952
LS Don Doll* 27 4 0 10 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 9th / 67th pick / 1948
RS Johnny Williams 26 1 0 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 26th / 304th pick / 1951
 Special Teams Starters
K Bill Dudley 34 11 0 11 of 22 field goals & 25 of 25 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942
P Eddie LeBaron 23 1 8 51 punts for a 39.3 average, 1 blocked Washington Redskins / 10th / 123rd pick / 1950
PR Johnny Williams 26 1 0 18 punt returns for a 9.6 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 26th / 304th pick / 1951
KR Johnny Williams 26 1 0 9 kick returns for a 24.9 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 26th / 304th pick / 1951

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
42 Dick Alban 24 RDH 12 0 193 6-0 Northwestern 1/17/1929 1 Washington Redskins / 9th / 103rd pick / 1952
45 Sam Baker 24 11 0 217 6-2 Oregon St. 11/12/1929 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 133rd pick / 1952
29 Paul Barry 27 12 0 208 6-0 Tulsa 8/7/1926 3 Los Angeles Rams / 13th / 127th pick / 1949
62 Don Boll 26 LT 12 12 270 6-2 Nebraska 7/16/1927 Rook Washington Redskins / 4th / 40th pick / 1953
80 Gene Brito* 28 LDE 12 0 226 6-1 Loyola Marymount 10/23/1925 2 Washington Redskins / 17th / 196th pick / 1951
75 Don Campora 26 RT 5 0 268 6-3 Pacific 8/30/1927 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1950
65 Jim Clark 24 12 0 230 6-1 Oregon St. 7/18/1929 1 Washington Redskins / 5th / 55th pick / 1952
34 Jack Cloud 28 12 0 220 5-10 William & Mary 1/1/1925 3 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 69th pick / 1950
83 Paul Dekker 22 RE 11 0 220 6-5 Michigan St. 2/24/1931 Rook Washington Redskins / 3rd / 27th pick / 1953
53 Al DeMao 33 12 0 214 6-2 Duquesne 2/29/1920 8 Washington Redskins / 11th / 96th pick / 1942
46 Don Doll* 27 LS 12 0 185 5-10 USC 8/29/1926 4 Detroit Lions / 9th / 67th pick / 1948
44 Harry Dowda 31 LDH 12 0 195 6-2 Wake Forest 12/29/1922 4 Washington Redskins / 19th / 168th pick / 1947
36 Chuck Drazenovich 26 LLB 8 0 225 6-1 Penn St. 8/7/1927 3 Detroit Lions / 9th / 82nd pick / 1949
35 Bill Dudley 34 K 12 0 182 5-10 Virginia 12/24/1919 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1942
23 Hall Haynes 25 8 0 187 6-0 Santa Clara 10/3/1928 3 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 19th pick / 1950
78 Ted Hazelwood 29 6 0 235 6-1 Purdue,North Carolina 4/25/1924 4 Chicago Bears / 16th / 144th pick / 1946
32 Leon Heath 25 FB 9 0 203 6-1 Oklahoma 10/27/1928 2 Washington Redskins / 1st / 4th pick / 1951
79 Bill Hegarty 22 2 0 240 6-4 Georgia,Villanova 6/30/1931 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 181st pick / 1952
88 Jerry Hennessy 27 8 0 219 6-2 Santa Clara 2/22/1926 3 Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 165th pick / 1950
22 Charlie Justice 29 LH 12 0 176 5-10 North Carolina 5/18/1924 3 Washington Redskins / 16th / 201st pick / 1950
14 Eddie LeBaron 23 P 12 8 168 5-9 Pacific 1/7/1930 1 Washington Redskins / 10th / 123rd pick / 1950
76 Paul Lipscomb* 30 RDT 12 0 246 6-5 Tennessee 1/13/1923 8
70 Dick Modzelewski 22 12 0 250 6-0 Maryland 2/16/1931 Rook Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1953
74 Laurie Niemi 28 LDT 12 0 251 6-1 Washington St. 3/19/1925 4 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 18th pick / 1949
25 Johnny Papit 25 3 0 190 6-0 Virginia 7/25/1928 2 Washington Redskins / 7th / 76th pick / 1951
61 Gene Pepper 26 LG 6 0 239 6-2 Missouri 9/22/1927 3 Washington Redskins / 6th / 71st pick / 1950
82 Fran Polsfoot 26 10 0 203 6-3 Washington St. 4/19/1927 3 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 35th pick / 1950
68 Knox Ramsey 27 RLB 11 0 216 6-1 William & Mary 2/13/1926 5 Chicago Bears / 5th / 32nd pick / 1948
55 Jim Ricca 26 MG 12 0 270 6-4 Georgetown (DC) 10/8/1927 2
20 Julie Rykovich 30 RH 12 0 204 6-2 Notre Dame,Illinois 4/6/1923 6 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 14th pick / 1946
18 Jack Scarbath 23 qb 12 4 206 6-2 Maryland 8/12/1930 Rook Washington Redskins / 1st / 3rd pick / 1953
67 Dave Suminski 22 2 0 230 5-11 Wisconsin 6/18/1931 Rook Washington Redskins / 15th / 171st pick / 1953
84 Hugh Taylor 30 LE 12 0 194 6-4 La-Monroe,Tulane,Oklahoma City 7/6/1923 6
89 Joe Tereshinski 30 RDE 12 0 215 6-2 Georgia 12/7/1923 6 Washington Redskins / 13th / 119th pick / 1946
50 Harry Ulinski 28 C 12 0 229 6-4 Kentucky 4/4/1925 3 Washington Redskins / 4th / 45th pick / 1950
43 Johnny Williams 26 KR 12 0 177 5-11 USC 6/30/1927 1 Washington Redskins / 26th / 304th pick / 1951
63 Cas Witucki 25 RG 11 0 245 5-11 Indiana 5/26/1928 3 Washington Redskins / 21st / 266th pick / 1950
Team Total 26.6 12 217.5 6-1.2 3.0