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1953 Chicago Cardinals (NFL) 6th place Eastern Conference 1-10-1 .091
Head Coach: Joe Stydahar
EndsDick Gallagher
LineErnie Jorge
BackfieldSkip Stahley
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/22/1953NBaltimore Colts7-10LLubbock, TXJones Field7000
Sat8/29/1953NGreen Bay Packers13-7WSpokane, WAMemorial Stadium17000
Mon9/7/1953NLos Angeles Rams23-10WPortland, ORMultnomah Stadium26210
Sun9/13/1953ASan Francisco 49ers14-14TSan Francisco, CAKezard Stadium22736
Sun9/20/1953AChicago Bears13-14LChicago, ILWrigley Field25840
Sun9/27/1953HWashington Redskins13-24LChicago, ILComiskey Park16055
Sun10/4/1953HCleveland Browns7-27LChicago, ILComiskey Park24374
Sun10/11/1953APittsburgh Steelers28-31LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field25935
Sun10/18/1953ANew York Giants7-21LNew York, NYPolo Grounds30301
Sun10/25/1953HPhiladelphia Eagles17-56LChicago, ILComiskey Park22064
Sun11/1/1953HNew York Giants20-23LChicago, ILComiskey Park18499
Sun11/8/1953AWashington Redskins17-28LWashington, DCGriffith Stadium19654
Sun11/15/1953HLos Angeles Rams24-24TChicago, ILComiskey Park26674
Sat11/21/1953APhiladelphia Eagles0-38LPhiladelphia, PAConnie Mack Stadium19402
Sun11/29/1953ACleveland Browns16-27LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium24499
Sun12/6/1953HPittsburgh Steelers17-21LChicago, ILComiskey Park14138
Sun12/13/1953AChicago Bears24-17WChicago, ILComiskey Park38059
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
84Cliff AndersonLOE6'221524Indiana1
49Roy BarniRDH5'1118526San Francisco8
82Tom BienemannRDE6'322125Drake12
41Al CampanaDB-LOH5'1118127Youngstown State8
47Willie CarterS-ROH5'1119822Tennessee State6
68Nick ChickilloMLB-FB5'1122023Miami (Florida)12
20Billy CrossROH-LOH5'615124West Texas A&M12
39Tony CurcilloMLB-FB6'120022Ohio State12
42Bob DoveLDE6'122232Notre Dame4
72Bill FischerLOT-LOG6'224826Notre Dame11
78George GilchristRDT-MG6'026025Tennessee State11
57Jerry GroomRDT-LDT6'323624Notre Dame12
73Tom HigginsLOT-LDE6'223023North Carolina12
66Ed HusmannLOG-ROG6'023522Nebraska12
53Keever JankovichLDE6'021525Santa Ana JC; Utah; Pacific2
70Jack JenningsROT6'424527Ohio State12
71Don JoyceRDT-MG6'325324Tulane10
7Ray NagelQB5'1117726UCLA4
84Gern NaglerLOE6'219021Santa Clara11
33Johnny OlszewskiFB-ROH5'1120023California12
34John PanelliMLB5'1120027Notre Dame11
22Don PaulCB-ROH6'018727Washington State12
76Volney PetersLDT6'423725Compton CC; Southern California12
60Gordon PolofskyROG6'121922Tennessee4
24Jim PsaltisS6'119026San Jose State; Southern California12
87Ray RamseyLDH-LOE6'216632Bradley12
12Steve RomanikQB6'119029Villanova6
9Jim RootQB6'118522Miami (Ohio)11
Dale SamuelsQB5'917522Purdue1
21Dan SandiferDB6'119026Louisiana State3
51Leo SanfordRLB6'122424Louisiana Tech12
81George SchmidtLDE6'223026Lewis6
50Jack SimmonsC-P6'423629Detroit Mercy12
37Jack SpinksFB6'023623Alcorn State3
80Don StonesiferROE6'020026Northwestern12
61Dave SuminskiLOG-ROG5'1123022Wisconsin6
83Pat SummerallK-DE6'422823Arkansas12
31Bill SvobodaLLB6'021025Tulane12
47Wally TriplettLOH5'1017327Penn State4
2Charley TrippiLOH-P6'018631Georgia12
64Jerry WatfordROG6'320523Alabama12
21S.J. WhitmanLDH5'1118527Tulsa22
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Johnny Olszewski14BCalifornia
Jim Psaltis215BSouthern California
Dale Samuels328QBPurdue
Buck Martin440EGeorgia Tech
Bill Shalosky553GCincinnati
Tony Curcillo664BOhio State
Tom Higgins671TNorth Carolinafrom PHI
Jerry Watford888GAlabama
Ed Husmann9100GNebraskafrom WAS
Avatus Stone9101BSyracuse
Charley Berndt10112TWisconsin
Ed Woodsum11125EYale
Chuck Spaulding12136BWyoming
Frank McPhee13148EPrincetonfrom WAS
Ronnie Morris13149BTulsa
Dick Sprague14160BWashington
Nick Chickillo15173GMiami (Florida)
Jimmy Lear16184BMississippi
Earl Heninger17197BPurdue
Joe Yukica18208EPenn State
Tom Donahue19221CWake Forest
Len D'Errico20232GBoston University
Joe Curtis21245EAlabama
Hal Lokovsek22256TWashington State
Jim Root23269BMiami (Ohio)
Brad Glass24280GPrinceton
Haywood Sullivan25293BFlorida
Don Ringe26304TIdaho
C.O. Brocato27317CBaylor
Mike Prokopiak28328BNew Mexico
Earl Wrightenberry29341TClemson
Bill Gaudreau30352BNotre Dame
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals65444140
Opponents Totals907142134
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals18475951473611
Opponents Totals216951111072615
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Pat Summerall02323100.092437.5050
Gern Nagler60000036
Johnny Olszewski50000030
Billy Cross20000012
Don Paul20000012
Don Stonesifer20000012
Charley Trippi20000012
Ray Ramsey1000006
Steve Romanik1000006
Jim Root1000006
Leo Sanford1000006
George Schmidt0000012
Team Totals232323100.092437.51190
Opponents Totals45434595.681361.50337
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Pat Summerall92437.55/1/1/2/0/
Team Totals92437.55/1/1/2/0/
Opponents Totals81361.51/4/3/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Charley Trippi974334.5210
Johnny Olszewski1063863.6344
Billy Cross511963.8561
Don Paul161147.1360
Tony Curcillo8293.6120
Jim Root26120.5191
Wally Triplett382.7160
Ray Nagel482.060
Steve Romanik111.01t1
Jack Spinks600.070
Willie Carter2-3-1.520
Al Campana2-5-2.500
Team Totals32211793.7567
Opponents Totals44016623.824
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Jim Root1928041.710111496.014.47784.2115.719395651.8
Steve Romanik1175042.7586415.512.843.497.75958239.9
Ray Nagel623048.4271923.16.42700.058.13016221.7
Charley Trippi342058.8131955.79.82125.912.94614982.4
Don Paul2150.01136.513.01300.000.013070.8
Johnny Olszewski100.0000.000.01100.0000.0
Team Totals40818144.420021905.412.177143.4276.6328186245.3
Opponents Totals34117651.614126197.714.9175.0247.0255236464.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Don Stonesifer5668412.2462
Gern Nagler4361014.241t6
Johnny Olszewski2121010.0771
Billy Cross1728516.851t1
Don Paul1616710.4272
Ray Ramsey121189.8200
Charley Trippi11877.9212
Wally Triplett3155.060
Cliff Anderson188.080
Jack Spinks166.060
Team Totals181219012.17714
Opponents Totals176261914.917
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ray Ramsey1023723.7461
Don Paul56212.4380
Leo Sanford25628.048t1
Jim Psaltis24321.5430
Tony Curcillo2168.0130
John Panelli12222.0220
S.J. Whitman133.030
Bill Svoboda100.000
Team Totals2443918.348t2
Opponents Totals272027.50
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Charley Trippi54231642.9630
Jack Simmons2284338.3610
Team Totals76315941.66306840.7
Opponents Totals74311042.0349
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Charley Trippi2123911.4380
Don Paul18854.7220
Billy Cross650.850
Willie Carter4205.090
Johnny Olszewski100.000
Team Totals503497.0380
Opponents Totals44681.60
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Wally Triplett1025325.3480
Billy Cross1225721.4390
Charley Trippi819924.9330
Willie Carter817822.3320
Don Paul410626.5350
Al Campana35618.7270
Tony Curcillo11717.0170
Johnny Olszewski11717.0170
Jack Jennings11515.0150
Bill Svoboda11515.0150
Don Joyce177.070
Team Totals50112022.4480
Opponents Totals3585224.30
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Al Campana100000
Willie Carter200000
Nick Chickillo0002200
Billy Cross720200
Tony Curcillo211200
Bill Fischer0001100
Tom Higgins0010100
Ed Husmann0010100
Keever Jankovich0001100
Jack Jennings0011200
Ray Nagel200000
Gern Nagler0010100
Johnny Olszewski610100
John Panelli0002200
Don Paul300000
Jim Psaltis121300
Ray Ramsey100000
Jim Root710100
Leo Sanford0001100
Don Stonesifer110100
Bill Svoboda0002200
Wally Triplett110100
Charley Trippi530300
Jerry Watford0010100
S.J. Whitman0011200
Team Totals392118123000
Opponents Totals23121121324
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