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Detroit Lions

1953 Detroit Lions Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-2
Finished 1st in the NFL's West Division

Postseason: 1-0

Won Championship

Coach: Buddy Parker (10-2)

1953 Detroit Lions Statistics
1953 Detroit Lions Game-by-Game Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1953 season with a record of 10 wins and 2 losses, finishing first in the NFL's West Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 1-0. Buddy Parker coached the team.

PlayerPos.Birth DateHeightWeightCollege
Charlie AneT-CJanuary 25, 19316'2"260USC
Vince BanonisC-T-LBApril 9, 19216'1"230Detroit Mercy
Les BingamanDG-GFebruary 3, 19266'3"272Illinois
Cloyce BoxE-HBAugust 24, 19236'4"220Louisiana Tech
Jim CainDE-EOctober 1, 19276'1"202Alabama
Lew CarpenterHB-FBJanuary 12, 19326'1"220Arkansas
Jack ChristiansenDBDecember 20, 19286'1"205Colorado St.
Ollie ClineFBDecember 31, 19256'0"200Ohio St.
Lou CreekmurT-G-DG-DTJanuary 22, 19276'4"246William & Mary
Jim DavidDBDecember 2, 19275'11"178Colorado St.
Dorne DibbleE-DBApril 26, 19296'2"195Michigan St.
Jim DoranE-DEAugust 11, 19276'2"201Buena Vista
Bob DoveDE-EFebruary 21, 19216'2"222Notre Dame
Tom DublinskiQBAugust 8, 19306'2"212Utah
Blaine EaronDEJanuary 15, 19276'1"195Duke
Sonny GandeeLB-DEFebruary 27, 19296'1"216Ohio St.
Gene GedmanHBJanuary 9, 19325'11"195Indiana
Jug GirardE-HB-QB-DBJanuary 25, 19275'11"176Wisconsin
Pat HarderFB-LBMay 6, 19225'11"203Wisconsin
Leon HartE-FB-DENovember 2, 19286'5"257Notre Dame
Bob HoernschemeyerBSeptember 24, 19255'11"194Indiana
Carl KarilivaczDB-HBNovember 20, 19306'0"188Syracuse
Yale LaryDBNovember 24, 19305'11"185Texas A&M
Bobby LayneQBDecember 19, 19266'1"201Texas
Gil MainsDT-DEDecember 17, 19296'2"243Murray St.
Jim MartinG-LB-KApril 8, 19246'2"227Notre Dame
Thurman McGrawDT-TJuly 17, 19276'5"235Colorado St.
Bob MillerDT-TDecember 11, 19296'3"242Virginia
John PrchlikDT-TJuly 20, 19256'4"234Yale
Joe SchmidtLBJanuary 19, 19326'1"220Pittsburgh
Harley SewellG-LBApril 18, 19316'1"230Texas
Bob SmithDB-HB-WBAugust 20, 19256'1"191Tulsa
Bob SmithFBFebruary 28, 19296'0"205Texas A&M
Ollie SpencerT-G-CApril 17, 19316'2"245Kansas
Dick StanfelGJuly 20, 19276'3"236San Francisco
LaVern TorgesonLB-CFebruary 28, 19296'0"215Washington St.
Doak WalkerHB-DBJanuary 1, 19275'11"173SMU