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1953 Detroit Lions (NFL) 1st place Western Conference 10-2-0 .833
Head Coach: Buddy Parker
LineAldo Forte
DefenseGarrard Ramsey
Assistant CoachRuss Thomas
Assistant CoachGeorge Wilson
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/14/1953ACollege All-Stars24-10WChicago, ILSoldier Field93818
Sat8/22/1953NPittsburgh Steelers16-13WSyracuse, NYArchbold Stadium22000
Fri8/28/1953NNew York Giants38-7WDallas, TXCotton Bowl37000
Fri9/4/1953HCleveland Browns24-24TDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium39985
Sun9/13/1953NWashington Redskins31-17WBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium23088
Thu9/17/1953APhiladelphia Eagles17-28LPhiladelphia, PAMunicipal Stadium44300
Sun9/27/1953HPittsburgh Steelers38-21WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium44587
Sat10/3/1953ABaltimore Colts27-17WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium25159
Sun10/11/1953HSan Francisco 49ers24-21WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium58079
Sun10/18/1953HLos Angeles Rams19-31LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium55772
Sun10/25/1953ASan Francisco 49ers14-10WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium54862
Sun11/1/1953ALos Angeles Rams24-37LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum93751
Sat11/7/1953HBaltimore Colts17-7WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium46508
Sun11/15/1953AGreen Bay Packers14-7WGreen Bay, WICity Stadium20834
Sun11/22/1953AChicago Bears20-16WChicago, ILWrigley Field36165
Thu11/26/1953HGreen Bay Packers34-15WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium52547
Sun12/6/1953HChicago Bears13-7WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium58056
Sun12/13/1953ANew York Giants27-16WNew York, NYPolo Grounds28390
Sun12/27/1953HCleveland Browns17-16WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium54577League Championship
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
50Charlie AneLOT-C6'226022Compton CC; Southern California12
51Vince BanonisC6'123032Detroit Mercy12
65Les BingamanMG-LOG6'327227Illinois12
80Cloyce BoxLOE6'422030West Texas A&M12
88Jim CainLDE-RDE6'120226Alabama12
32Lew CarpenterFB-LDH6'220921Arkansas12
24Jack ChristiansenLS6'119025Colorado State12
33Ollie ClineFB6'020028Ohio State12
76Lou CreekmurLOT-LOG6'424626William & Mary12
25Jimmy DavidLDH5'1017826Colorado State12
87Dorne DibbleLOE6'219524Michigan State12
83Jim DoranRDE-ROE6'220126Iowa State7
42Bob DoveLDE-RDE6'122232Notre Dame4
19Tom DublinskiQB6'219723Utah7
86Blaine EaronLDE-RDE6'119526Duke6
85Sonny GandeeLDE6'021624Ohio State8
26Gene GedmanROH-FB5'1119521Indiana12
23Jug GirardLOH5'1117626Wisconsin11
34Pat HarderFB5'1120331Wisconsin5
82Leon HartROE6'525725Notre Dame12
14Bob HoernschemeyerROH-FB5'1119428Indiana; Navy12
21Carl KarilivaczLDH-RS6'018823Syracuse12
28Yale LaryRS-P6'018723Texas A&M11
82Bobby LayneQB6'120127Texas12
84Gil MainsLDE-RDE6'224324Murray State3
62Jim MartinK-RLB6'222729Notre Dame8
73Thurman McGrawLDT6'523526Colorado State11
74Bob MillerRDT-LDT6'324224Virginia11
75John PrchlikRDT6'423428Yale11
56Joe SchmidtLLB6'122021Pittsburgh11
66Harley SewellLOG-MG6'123022Texas12
40Bob SmithRDH-P6'119828Tulsa; Iowa12
36Bob SmithFB6'020424Texas A&M3
78Ollie SpencerROT6'224522Kansas12
63Dick StanfelROG6'323626San Francisco CC; San Francisco12
53LaVern TorgesonRLB6'021524Washington State11
37Doak WalkerLOH-K5'1117326Southern Methodist12
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Harley Sewell113GTexas
Gene Gedman225BIndiana
Charlie Ane450TSouthern California
Ollie Spencer674TKansas
Joe Schmidt786BPittsburgh
Lew Carpenter898BArkansas
Jim McCormack9110CTexas Christian
Dreher Gaskin10122EClemson
Elmer Messenger11134GWashington State
Larry Spencer12146BWake Forest
Bob Thomas13158EWashington & Lee
Jack Barger14170TNew Mexico
Ted Topor15182BMichigan
Bob Volonnino16194GVillanova
Ray Green17206TDuke
Ed Mioduszewski18218BWilliam & Mary
Paul Held19230BSan Diego StateFuture
Gerry Hart20242TMississippi State
Bob Tata21254BVirginia
Pete Retzlaff22266BSouth Dakota State
Carl Karilivacz23278BSyracuse
Truett Grant24290TDuke
Marv Brown25302BTexas A&M-Commerce
Jim Dooley26314CPenn State
Jackie Parker27326BMississippi StateDeclared Ineligible
Laurin Pepper28338BSouthern MississippiDeclared Ineligible
Harley Rector29350TPeru State
Hal Maus30361EMontana
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals54886762
Opponents Totals67524244
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals20610596552427
Opponents Totals1949196753463
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Doak Walker5272993.1121963.2093
Bob Hoernschemeyer90000054
Leon Hart70000042
Dorne Dibble30000018
Gene Gedman30000018
Cloyce Box20000012
Jim Martin044100.02450.0010
Lew Carpenter1000006
Jack Christiansen1000006
Ollie Cline1000006
Yale Lary1000006
Team Totals33313393.9142360.90271
Opponents Totals27232785.261931.61205
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim Martin2450.00/2/0/0/0/
Doak Walker121963.22/5/2/3/0/
Team Totals142360.92/7/2/3/0/
Opponents Totals61931.62/0/1/3/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Hoernschemeyer1014824.849t7
Bobby Layne873433.9230
Doak Walker663375.150t2
Gene Gedman832553.1273
Ollie Cline421694.0310
Jug Girard19733.8170
Bob Smith6518.5300
Tom Dublinski6396.5170
Lew Carpenter7243.4130
Yale Lary12121.0210
Pat Harder8212.6100
Leon Hart122.020
Jack Christiansen0-5-5L0
Team Totals42718124.250t12
Opponents Totals40415803.910
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bobby Layne27312545.812720887.616.797t165.9217.7127196159.6
Tom Dublinski301446.7111745.812.42600.0516.72614825.6
Doak Walker7342.94314.410.323t114.300.0003195.8
Bob Hoernschemeyer5240.02163.28.08t120.0120.010648.8
Jug Girard100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals31614445.614523097.316.097t185.7278.5163214653.9
Opponents Totals35415944.915721626.113.6133.73810.7197196537.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Doak Walker3050216.783t3
Leon Hart2547218.949t7
Bob Hoernschemeyer2328212.3352
Cloyce Box1640325.297t2
Dorne Dibble1627417.147t3
Gene Gedman141218.6250
Ollie Cline1012612.6281
Jim Doran67512.5300
Jug Girard22412.0150
Pat Harder11919.0190
Bob Smith11111.0110
Team Totals144230916.097t18
Opponents Totals159216213.613
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jack Christiansen1223819.892t1
Yale Lary59819.6320
LaVern Torgeson5275.4100
Jimmy David45012.5210
Bob Smith311939.7730
Joe Schmidt25125.5390
Lew Carpenter17373.073t1
Harley Sewell144.040
Thurman McGraw122.020
Les Bingaman111.010
Sonny Gandee100.000
Jim Martin100.000
Bob Miller100.000
Team Totals3866317.492t2
Opponents Totals2742615.82
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bob Smith40164741.2570
Yale Lary28111239.7610
Team Totals68275940.661027536.5
Opponents Totals62250740.4233
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jug Girard9869.6410
Yale Lary131158.974t1
Jack Christiansen8222.8100
Gene Gedman4102.550
Joe Schmidt100.000
Team Totals352336.774t1
Opponents Totals412756.71
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jug Girard925228.0850
Jack Christiansen1018318.3340
Lew Carpenter817221.5300
Yale Lary611619.3330
Doak Walker413934.8540
Gene Gedman24723.5250
Bob Hoernschemeyer11010.0100
Dick Stanfel144.040
Les Bingaman133.030
Ollie Cline100.000
Team Totals4392621.5850
Opponents Totals54119322.10
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Charlie Ane0010100
Les Bingaman0001100
Jim Cain0003300
Lew Carpenter110100
Jack Christiansen312300
Ollie Cline100000
Jim Doran0001100
Tom Dublinski200000
Sonny Gandee0001100
Pat Harder100000
Leon Hart110100
Bob Hoernschemeyer310100
Carl Karilivacz0001100
Yale Lary100000
Bobby Layne820200
Jim Martin0001100
Bob Miller0001100
Harley Sewell0021300
Bob Smith100000
Ollie Spencer0010130
LaVern Torgeson0003300
Doak Walker200000
Team Totals24159152430
Opponents Totals31151615311
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