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1953 Cleveland Browns (NFL)
1st place Eastern Conference 11-1-0 .917
Head Coach: Paul Brown
Howard BrinkerEnds
Blanton CollierBackfield
Weeb EwbankTackles
Fritz HeislerGuards
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun8/23/1953ASan Francisco 49ers20-7WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium36273
Fri8/28/1953ALos Angeles Rams9-27LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum21440
Fri9/4/1953ADetroit Lions24-24TDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium39985
Mon9/7/1953HBaltimore Colts23-21WAkron, OHRubber Bowl20000
Fri9/11/1953AChicago Bears20-14WChicago, ILWrigley Field36796
Sat9/19/1953HGreen Bay Packers21-13WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium22336
Sun9/27/1953AGreen Bay Packers27-0WMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium22604
Sun10/4/1953AChicago Cardinals27-7WChicago, ILComiskey Park24374
Sat10/10/1953HPhiladelphia Eagles37-13WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium45802
Sun10/18/1953AWashington Redskins30-14WWashington, DCGriffith Stadium33963
Sun10/25/1953ANew York Giants7-0WNew York, NYPolo Grounds30773
Sun11/1/1953HWashington Redskins27-3WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium47845
Sun11/8/1953HPittsburgh Steelers34-16WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium35592
Sun11/15/1953HSan Francisco 49ers23-21WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium80698
Sun11/22/1953APittsburgh Steelers20-16WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field32904
Sun11/29/1953HChicago Cardinals27-16WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium24499
Sun12/6/1953HNew York Giants62-14WCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium40235
Sun12/13/1953APhiladelphia Eagles27-42LPhiladelphia, PAConnie Mack Stadium38654
Sun12/27/1953ADetroit Lions16-17LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium54577League Championship
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
83Doug AtkinsLDE6-825723Tennessee88
88Darrel BrewsterLOE6-321023Purdue1212
20Ken CarpenterLOH6-019527Oregon State1212
50Tom CatlinLLB6-121322Oklahoma1212
70Don ColoLDT-RDT6-325228Brown1212
66Gene DonaldsonLOG5-922523Kentucky112
80Len FordRDE6-424527Morgan State; Michigan1212
52Frank GatskiC6-223332Marshall; Auburn1212
64Abe GibronLOG5-1124328Valparaiso; Purdue1010
84Horace GillomP-ROE6-122132Ohio State; Nevada-Reno120
15Ken GorgalLS6-220024Purdue1212
14Otto GrahamQB6-119632Northwestern1211
76Lou GrozaLOT-K6-324029Ohio State1212
79Jerry HelluinMG-RDT6-227224Tulane64
62Lin HoustonROG6-021332Ohio State120
30Sherman HowardFB-RDH5-1119329Iowa; Nevada-Reno120
32Harry JagadeFB6-021327Indiana1212
42Tommy JamesRDH5-1018430Ohio State1212
40Dub JonesROH6-320229Louisiana State; Tulane1211
22Kenny KonzRS5-1018425Louisiana State1212
24Warren LahrLDH5-1118930Western Reserve1212
86Dante LavelliROE6-119130Ohio State1212
34Walt MichaelsRLB6-023124Washington & Lee123
36Marion MotleyFB6-123233Nevada-Reno120
65Chuck NollROG6-121821Dayton1212
72Derrell PalmerRDT-LDT6-224031Texas Christian1111
16George RattermanQB6-019227Notre Dame91
26Ray RenfroLOH6-119024North Texas120
46Billy ReynoldsROH5-1119522Pittsburgh121
78John SanduskyROT6-125128Villanova1212
74Don SteinbrunnerMG-LDT6-322021Washington State84
54Tommy ThompsonRLB6-122126William & Mary99
60Bill WillisMG-RDT6-221332Ohio State115
82George YoungLDE6-321429Georgia124
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollegeNotes
111Doug AtkinsTTennessee
223Billy ReynoldsBPittsburgh
335Fred BruneyBOhio State
337Gene DonaldsonGKentucky
338Jim HietikkoTOhio State
448Dick TamburoCMichigan State
560Bob Van DorenESouthern California
672Don SteinbrunnerEWashington State
784Gene FilipskiBVillanova
896Carlton MasseyETexas
9108Bob McNamaraBMinnesota
10120Elmo NataliBCalifornia (Pennsylvania)
11132Dick HilinskiTOhio State
12144Elmer WillhoiteGSouthern California
13156Galen FissBKansas
14168Gern NaglerESanta Clara
15180Johnny CarsonEGeorgia
16192Eric KuykendallBIllinois
17204George BeanBUtah
18216Dick BattenTPacific
19228Tom CainGColorado
20240Chuck NollTDayton
21252Bill CrockettGRice
22264Byrd LooperBDuke
23276Ronnie KentBTulane
24288John LaBendaTWittenberg
25300Jim EllisBMichigan State
26312Charley HoagBKansas
27324Jack SiscoCBaylor
28336Ray VerkerkTNorth Texas
29348Clell HobsonBAlabama
30359Andy MyersGTennessee
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals671216199
Opponents Totals31454244
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals2137912212/ %/ %86680
Opponents Totals2068910116/ %/ %40335
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Lou Groza0394097.5232688.50108
Ray Renfro90000054
Otto Graham60000036
Dante Lavelli60000036
Ken Carpenter50000030
Darrel Brewster40000024
Harry Jagade40000024
Billy Reynolds30000018
Jerry Helluin1000006
Tommy James1000006
Walt Michaels1000006
Team Totals40394097.5232688.50348
Opponents Totals22202290.921315.42162
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Lou Groza232688.510/6/3/3/1/
Team Totals232688.510/6/3/3/1/
Opponents Totals21315.41/1/0/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Ray Renfro603525.958t4
Harry Jagade863444.0234
Billy Reynolds723134.3163
Ken Carpenter461954.2303
Marion Motley321615.0340
Otto Graham431433.3216
Sherman Howard7426.0340
Dub Jones31280.9100
George Ratterman263.030
Abe Gibron0-7-7L0
Team Totals37915774.258t20
Opponents Totals37415604.25611
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Otto Graham25816764.782272210.616.370114.393.5245247799.7
George Ratterman412356.1183017.313.14549.800.000301111.9
Ray Renfro3133.323612.036.036t133.300.0036119.4
Dub Jones100.0100.000.000.00039.6
Team Totals30319163.0103305910.116.070165.393.02452814101.9
Opponents Totals38916442.220022715.813.877t102.6256.4256201543.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Dante Lavelli4578317.455t6
Ray Renfro3972218.5704
Darrel Brewster3263219.8454
Dub Jones2437315.5580
Harry Jagade201939.7370
Billy Reynolds912013.3550
Ken Carpenter910912.1322
Horace Gillom78011.4230
Marion Motley6477.8230
Team Totals191305916.07016
Opponents Totals164227113.877t10
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Warren Lahr511923.8420
Tommy James5214.2110
Kenny Konz5153.090
Ken Gorgal4256.3190
Tommy Thompson2136.580
Walt Michaels13434.034t1
Tom Catlin11616.0160
Sherman Howard133.030
Len Ford100.000
Team Totals252469.8421
Opponents Totals99410.428t1
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Horace Gillom63276043.86704156252440.1
Team Totals63276043.86704156252440.1
Opponents Totals72293440.86105175265936.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Reynolds181116.2280
Ray Renfro17533.1160
Ken Carpenter600.000
Dub Jones177.070
Kenny Konz144.040
Team Totals431754.1280
Opponents Totals351564.5170
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Carpenter1636722.9400
Billy Reynolds47418.5210
Marion Motley36020.0220
Walt Michaels24020.0220
Don Steinbrunner12323.0230
Gene Donaldson177.070
Sherman Howard166.060
Chuck Noll122.020
George Young100.000
Team Totals3057919.3400
Opponents Totals46111424.2490
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Darrel Brewster100000
Ken Carpenter211200
Tom Catlin0001100
Don Colo0001100
Len Ford0003300
Horace Gillom110100
Ken Gorgal0002200
Otto Graham850500
Lou Groza0010100
Jerry Helluin00011421
Tommy James00022371
Dub Jones300000
Kenny Konz110100
Dante Lavelli110100
Walt Michaels101100
Marion Motley100000
Ray Renfro410100
Billy Reynolds400000
John Sandusky0012300
Bill Willis0001100
George Young0001100
Team Totals2715121628792
Opponents Totals2516915240
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