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Ottawa Rough Riders

1953 Ottawa Rough Riders Roster

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 7-7
Finished 3rd in the CFL's Interprovincial Rugby Football Union

Coach: Clem Crowe (7-7)

1953 Ottawa Rough Riders Statistics
1953 Ottawa Rough Riders Game-by-Game Results

The Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League ended the 1953 season with a record of 7 wins and 7 losses, finishing third in the CFL's Interprovincial Rugby Football Union. Clem Crowe coached the team.

Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College
Chuck Anderson C,E,C/LB 72 220 Ohio State
Matt Anthony E 71 185 St. Catharines Bulldogs
Ron Baker C/LB,C/K July 11, 1932 74 220 Ottawa Jr. Seconds
Jack Barry HB,HB/K 70 165 Midwestern State
Walt Bashak G,G/T 73 240 McMaster
Bruno Bitkowski C/E,C/LB,C/G 74 220 Assumption College (Windsor)
John Bove G,G/T,T April 14, 1924 73 240 West Virginia
Bruce Cummings HB/P 71 172 Toronto
Bob Cunningham HB,HB/P,FB September 26, 1927 72 180 Port Credit High School
Jake Dunlap G/T,T August 18, 1925 72 220 St. Pats Jr.
Bernie Flowers E February 14, 1930 74 190 Purdue
Steve Fochuk HB 68 198 Hamilton Jr.
Jack Gearding T November 19, 1927 77 240 Xavier
Don Hollingsworth HB 73 215 Ottawa Sooners Jr.
Pete Karpuk HB,E/HB,HB/E 71 175 Toronto Junior Football
Stu Kennedy G/C,G 73 215 Queen's
John Kissell DT-T May 14, 1923 75 245 Boston Col.
Alex Lawson QB 75 185 Toronto
Gerry Lefebvre G 71 220
Benny MacDonnell HB/FW,FW/HB 71 190 St. Patrick's
Tom O'Malley QB July 23, 1925 71 185 Cincinnati
Alex Ponton HB,HB/P,HB/E June 26, 1931 73 205 McMaster
Gene Roberts HB-FB January 20, 1923 71 188 Kansas
Ed Rowland T February 25, 1930 74 230 Oklahoma
Bob Rumball HB,HB/P 71 185 Toronto
Paul Salata E October 17, 1926 74 191 USC
Bob Simpson E April 20, 1930 72 205 Windsor Rockets
Roy Smith G,G/T,C 75 230 Tennessee
Avatus Stone HB April 21, 1931 73 195 Syracuse
Joe Stracina C/LB,FB,G/T July 18, 1930 73 230 Lakeshore Alouettes Int.
Hank Tamowski HB/FW,FW 70 170 Toronto
Howie Turner HB/P,HB 71 173 North Carolina State
Joe Upton T,G/T 74 240 Toronto
Kaye Vaughan G/T,G June 30, 1931 74 220 Tulsa
John Wagoner G,G/T June 7, 1923 72 210 North Carolina State
John Welton E 76 230 Wake Forest
Ed Yablonski FW 71 195 Detroit