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1953 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) 4th place Eastern Conference 6-6-0 .500
Head Coach: Joe Bach
LineChuck Cherundolo
BackfieldEdgar Jones
DefenseWalt Kiesling
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/15/1953HChicago Bears29-10WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field26927
Sat8/22/1953NDetroit Lions13-16LSyracuse, NYArchbold Stadium22000
Wed8/26/1953NBaltimore Colts6-13LRochester, NYAquinas Stadium15000
Sat8/29/1953NChicago Bears28-31LTulsa, OKSkelly Field12000
Wed9/9/1953NWashington Redskins21-14WColumbia, SCCarolina Stadium22000
Sat9/12/1953AGreen Bay Packers26-23WMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium16859
Sun9/20/1953HLos Angeles Rams6-49LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field27274
Sun9/27/1953ADetroit Lions21-38LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium44587
Sat10/3/1953HNew York Giants24-14WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field31500
Sun10/11/1953HChicago Cardinals31-28WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field25935
Sat10/17/1953APhiladelphia Eagles7-23LPhiladelphia, PAConnie Mack Stadium18681
Sat10/24/1953HGreen Bay Packers31-14WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field22918
Sun11/1/1953HPhiladelphia Eagles7-35LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field27547
Sun11/8/1953ACleveland Browns16-34LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium35592
Sun11/15/1953ANew York Giants14-10WNew York, NYPolo Grounds20411
Sun11/22/1953HCleveland Browns16-20LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field32904
Sun11/29/1953HWashington Redskins9-17LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field17026
Sun12/6/1953AChicago Cardinals21-17WChicago, ILComiskey Park14138
Sun12/13/1953AWashington Redskins14-13WWashington, DCGriffith Stadium22057
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
83John AldertonRDE-LDE6'120022Maryland10
89Ed BarkerLOE-S6'319622Washington State6
75Nick BolkovacK6'123025Pittsburgh12
18Pat BradyP-QB6'119527Nevada-Reno; Bradley12
27Jim BrandtLOH-ROH6'120024St. Thomas (Minnesota)12
80Jack ButlerRDH-ROE6'019526St. Bonaventure12
35Tom CalvinS-ROH6'020027Alabama10
49Lynn ChandnoisROH6'219830Michigan State12
26Art DeCarloLDH6'219622Georgia12
60Dale DodrillMG6'121127Colorado State12
39Leo ElterFB5'1020124Duquesne; Villanova12
78Lou FerryLDT6'224426Villanova12
7Jim FinksQB5'1117526Tulsa12
57Dick FlanaganLLB6'021627Ohio State12
34Ed FullertonS5'1019022Maryland10
72Bob GaonaLOT6'324322Wake Forest10
76Bill HegartyLOT6'423726Georgia; Villanova1
24Claude HippsS6'118926Georgia5
63Darrell HoganMLB5'1021027Baylor; Trinity (Texas)12
65George HughesROT6'122528William & Mary12
13Bill MackridesQB5'1118228Nevada-Reno10
14Ted MarchibrodaQB5'1017822St. Bonaventure; Detroit Mercy4
25Ray MathewsLOH-S6'018524Clemson12
62Marv MatuszakRLB6'323222Tulsa12
64Marv McFaddenROG6'022323Michigan State12
84Bill McPeakRDE6'120827Notre Dame; Pittsburgh12
81Elbie NickelROE6'119631Cincinnati12
77Tom PalmerRDT6'223024Wake Forest11
33Fran RogelFB5'1120326California (Pennsylvania); Penn State12
66John SchwederLOG6'122426Pennsylvania12
70Ernie StautnerRDT-LDT6'123028Boston College8
88George SulimaLOE6'220025Boston University10
82George TarasovicLDE6'424523Boston College; Northeast Louisana JC; Louisiana State12
61Lou TepeC-OG6'222023Duke10
56Bill WalshC6'223026Notre Dame1212
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Ted Marchibroda15QBDetroit Mercy
John Henry Johnson218BArizona State
Marv Matuszak329TTulsa
Lloyd Colteryahn443EMaryland
Bob Gaona554TWake Forest
Tom Barton667GClemson
John Alderton778EMaryland
Lowell Perry891EMichigan
Pat Sarnese9102TTemple
Frank Holohan10115TTennessee
Jerry Robertson12139BKansas
Leo Davis13150EBradley
Charley Montgomery14163TMississippi
Bob O'Neil15174ENotre Dame
Jack Zachary16187BMiami (Ohio)
Reed Quinn17198BFlorida
Carl Holben18211TDuke
Jim Williams19222BLouisville
Will Lee Hayley20235EAuburn
Don Earley21246GSouth Carolina
Ed O'Connor22259TMaryland
Ray Correll23270GKentucky
Bob Schneidenbach24283BMiami (Florida)
Vic Hampel25294EHouston
Jack McClairen26307EBethune-Cookman
Jack Delaney27318BCincinnati
Joe Cimini28331TMississippi State
Art Massaro29342BWashington & Jefferson
Lou Tepe30355CDuke
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals48413587
Opponents Totals56894375
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals20698971154546
Opponents Totals184631101166603
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Nick Bolkovac1272896.441233.3045
Ray Mathews70000144
Lynn Chandnois40000024
Elbie Nickel40000024
Jim Brandt30000018
Jack Butler20000012
Jim Finks20000012
Fran Rogel20000012
Ed Barker1000006
Dale Dodrill1000006
Bill Mackrides1000006
Lou Ferry0000012
Team Totals28272896.441233.32211
Opponents Totals33323397.0111957.90263
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Nick Bolkovac41233.30/2/1/1/0/
Team Totals41233.30/2/1/1/0/
Opponents Totals111957.93/3/1/3/1/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Fran Rogel1375273.8582
Lynn Chandnois1234703.8383
Ray Mathews652604.0312
Jim Brandt421062.593
Leo Elter26813.1100
Tom Calvin13655.0150
Bill Mackrides13251.941
Ted Marchibroda11515.0150
Jim Finks1200.04t2
Team Totals43215493.65813
Opponents Totals36611253.19
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Jim Finks29213144.914714845.111.377t82.7144.8100138449.8
Bill Mackrides944851.1414534.89.411.155.32742646.1
Ted Marchibroda22940.911663.07.31614.529.1125425.9
Lynn Chandnois3133.32113.711.01100.000.015-445.1
Pat Brady100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Jim Brandt100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Fran Rogel100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Ray Mathews200.0200.000.000.010-1039.6
Team Totals41618945.420620144.810.777t102.4215.0164185047.1
Opponents Totals37219351.915824136.512.520.5215.6157225650.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Elbie Nickel6274312.0404
Lynn Chandnois434129.6550
Ray Mathews2734612.877t4
Fran Rogel19955.0190
Ed Barker1717210.1221
George Sulima1013113.1170
Tom Calvin4287.0160
Leo Elter3299.7150
Jack Butler24321.533t1
Jim Brandt2157.5110
Team Totals189201410.777t10
Opponents Totals193241312.52
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jack Butler914716.3281
Art DeCarlo58316.6270
Dick Flanagan22311.5230
Claude Hipps200.000
Ray Mathews11717.0170
Dale Dodrill133.030
Marv Matuszak100.000
Team Totals2127313.0281
Opponents Totals2137317.81
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Pat Brady80375246.9640403
Team Totals80375246.964040341.0
Opponents Totals83353142.5269
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ray Mathews161288.0540
Lynn Chandnois261013.9150
Jim Brandt6345.7180
Jack Butler155.050
Art DeCarlo111.010
Team Totals502695.4540
Opponents Totals504038.10
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lynn Chandnois2161029.093t1
Ray Mathews1026126.1440
Jim Brandt613522.5440
Lou Tepe34715.7180
Ted Marchibroda12525.0250
Leo Elter12323.0230
Bob Gaona100.000
George Hughes100.000
Team Totals44110125.093t1
Opponents Totals3760416.30
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Nick Bolkovac00011141
Jim Brandt101100
Jack Butler0012300
Lynn Chandnois930300
Art DeCarlo110100
Dale Dodrill00033161
Jim Finks310100
Dick Flanagan0001100
Darrell Hogan0001100
George Hughes100000
Bill Mackrides330300
Ray Mathews521311
Marv Matuszak0002200
Elbie Nickel100000
Fran Rogel210100
John Schweder0011200
George Sulima100000
George Tarasovic0001130
Lou Tepe110100
Team Totals2814141428343
Opponents Totals29141514290
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