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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 Roster
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.


Passing:

PlayerAttCompComp %YdsYds/AttTDsTD %IntsInt %LongSackedYds LostRating
Bobby Layne27312545.820887.6165.9217.797 59.6
Tom Dublinski301446.71745.800.0516.726 25.6
Doak Walker7342.9314.4114.300.023 95.8
Bob Hoernschemeyer5240.0163.2120.0120.048.8
Jug Girard100.000.000.000.039.6
Totals31614445.623097.3185.7278.597 00
Opponents35415944.919655.6133.73810.7

Rushing:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Bob Hoernschemeyer1014824.849 7
Bobby Layne873433.923 0
Doak Walker663375.150 2
Gene Gedman832553.127 3
Ollie Cline421694.031 0
Jug Girard19733.817 0
Bob Smith6518.530 0
Tom Dublinski6396.517 0
Lew Carpenter7243.413 0
Yale Lary12121.021 0
Pat Harder8212.610 0
Leon Hart122.00
Totals42718174.350 12
Opponents40415803.910

Receiving:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Doak Walker3050216.783 3
Leon Hart2547218.949 7
Bob Hoernschemeyer2328212.335 2
Cloyce Box1640325.297 2
Dorne Dibble1627417.147 3
Gene Gedman141218.625 0
Ollie Cline1012612.628 1
Jim Doran67512.530 0
Jug Girard22412.015 0
Pat Harder11919.019 0
Bob Smith11111.011 0
Totals144230916.097 18
Opponents15919655.613

Kicking:

PlayerXPAXPMXP %FGAFGMFG %Pts.
Doak Walker292793.1191263.263
Jim Martin44100.04250.010
Totals333193.9231460.973
Opponents262388.519631.641

Punting:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.Long
Bob Smith40164741.257
Yale Lary28111239.761
Totals68275940.661
Opponents62250540.4

Punt Returns:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Yale Lary131158.874 1
Jug Girard9869.641 0
Jack Christiansen8222.810 0
Gene Gedman4102.50
Joe Schmidt100.00
Totals352336.774 1
Opponents410.0 1

Kick Returns:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Jack Christiansen1018318.334 0
Jug Girard925228.085 0
Lew Carpenter817221.530 0
Yale Lary611619.333 0
Doak Walker413934.854 0
Gene Gedman24723.525 0
Bob Hoernschemeyer11010.010 0
Dick Stanfel144.00
Les Bingaman133.00
Ollie Cline100.00
Totals4392621.585 0
Opponents54119322.1 0

Interceptions:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Jack Christiansen1223819.892 1
Yale Lary59819.632 0
LaVern Torgeson5275.410 0
Jim David45012.521 0
Bob Smith311939.773 0
Joe Schmidt25125.530 0
Lew Carpenter17373.073 1
Harley Sewell144.00
Thurman McGraw122.00
Les Bingaman111.00
Sonny Gandee100.00
Jim Martin100.00
Bob Miller100.00
Totals3866317.492 2
Opponents27nan 

Defense and Fumbles:

TacklesFumblesKicks
PlayerTackleSoloAssistTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
Charlie Ane01000
Les Bingaman001000
Jim Cain03000
Lew Carpenter01100
Jack Christiansen03300
Ollie Cline1000
Jim Doran01000
Tom Dublinski20000
Sonny Gandee001000
Pat Harder10000
Leon Hart1100
Bob Hoernschemeyer3100
Carl Karilivacz01000
Yale Lary01000
Bobby Layne82000
Jim Martin00100
Bob Miller001000
Harley Sewell003000
Bob Smith10000
Ollie Spencer01300
LaVern Torgeson003000
Doak Walker2000
Totals000000024253000
Opponents3115

Total Scoring:

TouchdownsOtherTotal
PlayerRushRecPuntKickIntFumOtherFGXP2 PtSafPoints
Cloyce Box2012
Lew Carpenter00106
Jack Christiansen00106
Ollie Cline01006
Dorne Dibble3018
Gene Gedman3000018
Leon Hart07042
Bob Hoernschemeyer720054
Yale Lary010006
Jim Martin002410
Doak Walker2300122793
Totals121810200143100271
Opponents1013106231205