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1953 Baltimore Colts (NFL) 5th place Western Conference 3-9-0 .250
Head Coach: Keith Molesworth
Assistant LineOtis Douglas
LineRay Richards
BackfieldNick Wasylik
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/15/1953NPhiladelphia Eagles7-10LNorfolk, VAForeman Field14000
Sat8/22/1953NChicago Cardinals10-7WLubbock, TXJones Field7000
Wed8/26/1953NPittsburgh Steelers13-6WRochester, NYAquinas Stadium15000
Mon9/7/1953ACleveland Browns21-23LAkron, OHRubber Bowl20000
Sat9/12/1953NNew York Giants6-10LSt. Louis, MOWalsh Memorial Stadium12000
Sun9/20/1953HWashington Redskins9-3WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium22800
Sun9/27/1953HChicago Bears13-9WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium23715
Sat10/3/1953HDetroit Lions17-27LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium25159
Sun10/11/1953AChicago Bears16-14WChicago, ILWrigley Field35326
Sun10/18/1953AGreen Bay Packers14-37LGreen Bay, WICity Stadium18713
Sun10/25/1953HWashington Redskins27-17WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium34031
Sat10/31/1953HGreen Bay Packers24-35LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium33797
Sat11/7/1953ADetroit Lions7-17LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium46508
Sun11/15/1953APhiladelphia Eagles14-45LPhiladelphia, PAConnie Mack Stadium27813
Sun11/22/1953HLos Angeles Rams13-21LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium27268
Sun11/29/1953HSan Francisco 49ers21-38LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium26005
Sat12/5/1953ALos Angeles Rams2-45LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum26696
Sun12/13/1953ASan Francisco 49ers14-45LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium23932
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
62Alex AgaseRLB5'1021031Illinois; Purdue; Illinois10
60Sisto AvernoMG-ROG5'1123728Muhlenberg12
61Dick BarwegenLOG6'122731Purdue11
68Ernie BlandinLOT-ROT6'424834Tulane9
86Monte BrethauerLOE-DB6'117822Oregon12
73Joe CampanellaROT6'124223Ohio State12
24Larry CoutreDB5'1017525Notre Dame30
19Jack Del BelloQB6'119026Miami (Florida)5
70Art DonovanLDT6'226329Notre Dame; Boston College12
50Brad EcklundC6'321531Oregon12
82Danny EdwardsROE6'119727Georgia12
85Mel EmbreeLOE6'319226Los Angeles CC; Pepperdine12
17Fred EnkeQB6'120129Arizona8
77Tom FinninRDT6'226226Detroit Mercy11
18Dick FlowersQB6'019026Northwestern30
38John HuzvarFB6'424724North Carolina State; Pittsburgh12
74Ken JacksonLOG-LOT6'223624Texas12
40Tommy KalmanirROH-LOH5'817127Pittsburgh; Nevada-Reno9
21Tom KeaneLS-P6'119227Ohio State; West Virginia12
66Bill LangeROG6'123925Dayton12
72Jack LittleDT-DE6'423522Texas A&M9
75Gino MarchettiLOT6'424427Modesto JC; San Francisco11
31Buck McPhailFB-ROH6'120524Oklahoma12
26Ed MioduszewskiLOH-QB5'1018522William & Mary121
65Bill PellingtonLLB6'223426Defiance; Rutgers12
83Barney PooleRDE6'223130Mississippi; North Carolina; Army; Mississippi12
44Bert RechicharRS-K6'120923Tennessee11
64Ed SharkeyRLB6'322926Duke; Nevada-Reno12
25Don ShulaRDH-OHB5'1119023John Carroll12
81Art SpinneyLDE-OE6'023026Boston College12
20George TaliaferroLOH-QB5'1119626Indiana11
23Carl TaseffLDH-OHB5'1118225John Carroll9
84Elmer WingateLDE-RDE6'323525Maryland12
76Jim WinklerLDT6'225026Texas A&M9
22Buddy YoungROH-LOH5'417327Illinois10
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Billy Vessels12BOklahoma
Bernie Flowers214EPurdue
Buck McPhail326BOklahoma
Tom Catlin439COklahoma
Jack Little551TTexas A&M
Jimmy Sears663BSouthern California
Billy Joe Athey775GBaylor
Jim Prewett887TTulsa
Bob Blair999ETexas Christian
Johnny Cole10111BArkansas
Gene Rossi11123BCincinnati
Kaye Vaughan12135GTulsa
Bobby Moorhead13147BGeorgia Tech
Frank Continetti14159GGeorge Washington
Bill Sutton15171BArkansas
Jim Currin16183EDayton
George Rambour17195TDartmouth
LeRoy Labat18207BLouisiana State
Bill Powell19219BCalifornia
Pete Russo20231TIndiana
Frank Kirby21243TBucknell
Merlin Gish22255CKansas
Mike Housepian23267GTulane
Monte Brethauer24279EOregon
Joe Szombathy25291ESyracuse
Scott Prescott26303CMinnesota
Ray Graves27315BTexas A&M
Joe Sabol28327BUCLA
Jack Alessandrini29339GNotre Dame
Tom Roche30351TNorthwestern
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals38443961
Opponents Totals771058385
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals15775661669623
Opponents Totals232121951687757
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bert Rechichar30051338.5033
John Huzvar50000030
Buck McPhail0212391.32540.0027
George Taliaferro40000024
Buddy Young40000024
Danny Edwards30000018
Carl Taseff20000012
Mel Embree1000006
Tommy Kalmanir1000006
Art Donovan0000012
Team Totals23212391.371838.91182
Opponents Totals46454697.891656.31350
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Buck McPhail2540.01/0/0/1/0/
Bert Rechichar51338.50/1/1/1/2/
Team Totals71838.91/1/1/2/2/
Opponents Totals91656.34/4/1/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
John Huzvar1195154.336t4
George Taliaferro1024794.7502
Buck McPhail531382.6300
Buddy Young401353.4240
Fred Enke28913.3250
Tommy Kalmanir16533.3320
Ed Mioduszewski33311.0250
Jack Del Bello14141.090
Carl Taseff111.01t1
Team Totals37614593.9507
Opponents Totals44523155.26621
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Fred Enke1697142.08310546.214.855t84.7158.911394141.9
Jack Del Bello612744.3292293.88.566t11.658.210712225.9
George Taliaferro551527.3352113.814.14523.659.18113017.3
Ed Mioduszewski301136.7171133.810.31726.726.7011342.8
Dick Flowers4250.02184.59.01200.000.010862.5
Team Totals31912639.516616255.112.966t134.1278.5368125734.5
Opponents Totals32116551.412824117.514.659216.5288.7240217161.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Danny Edwards353128.932t3
Mel Embree2327211.8241
George Taliaferro2034617.3542
Buddy Young1220116.849t3
Monte Brethauer1013313.3250
Buck McPhail10383.8450
John Huzvar6559.230t1
Bert Rechichar315150.366t2
Tom Keane36120.3370
Tommy Kalmanir33110.322t1
Don Shula166.060
Gino Marchetti01919L0
Team Totals126162512.966t13
Opponents Totals165241114.65921
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Tom Keane1111810.7350
Bert Rechichar7649.136t1
Don Shula34615.3350
Carl Taseff23618.0290
Bill Pellington22211.0220
Monte Brethauer11717.0170
Alex Agase155.050
Ed Mioduszewski100.000
Team Totals2830811.036t1
Opponents Totals2746917.454t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
George Taliaferro65243737.56104
Tom Keane1875341.85600
Team Totals83319038.46104307280333.8
Opponents Totals55221740.3650184
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
George Taliaferro10313.170
Buddy Young691.590
Larry Coutre4389.5250
Ed Mioduszewski4133.350
Tommy Kalmanir2199.5140
Carl Taseff17171.071t1
Tom Keane133.030
Bert Rechichar100.000
Team Totals291846.371t1
Opponents Totals403077.7741
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Buddy Young1137834.4104t1
Larry Coutre926629.6780
George Taliaferro1633120.7390
Carl Taseff48721.8350
Tommy Kalmanir35117.0250
Ken Jackson33712.3190
Barney Poole22412.0210
Joe Campanella2136.5130
Bert Rechichar12828.0280
Ed Mioduszewski12525.0250
Tom Finnin11818.0180
Team Totals53125823.7104t1
Opponents Totals4072418.1280
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Sisto Averno0002200
Dick Barwegen0010100
Monte Brethauer1022340
Joe Campanella0010100
Jack Del Bello200000
Art Donovan0002200
Mel Embree0010100
Fred Enke520200
Tom Finnin110150
John Huzvar510100
Ken Jackson0001100
Tommy Kalmanir110100
Tom Keane00044120
Gino Marchetti0010100
Buck McPhail110100
Ed Mioduszewski102200
Bill Pellington0002200
Barney Poole00066170
Bert Rechichar0003300
Ed Sharkey0001100
Don Shula0001100
Art Spinney0001100
George Taliaferro1020200
Jim Winkler100000
Buddy Young610100
Team Totals3421132740680
Opponents Totals42272021410
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