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Winnipeg Blue Bombers

1953 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 8-8
Finished 3rd in the CFL's Western Interprovincial Football Union

Postseason: 4-3

Coach: George Trafton (8-8)

1953 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Roster
1953 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Game-by-Game Results

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League ended the 1953 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the CFL's Western Interprovincial Football Union, and compiled a postseason mark of 4-3. George Trafton coached the team.


Passing:

PlayerAttCompComp %YdsYds/AttTDsTD %IntsInt %LongSackedYds LostRating
Jack Jacobs25214657.919247.6114.4104.080.2
Tommy Thompson684363.25117.545.934.487.3
Joe Zaleski452351.13938.724.436.768.1
Geoff Crain311548.42227.239.7516.164.9
Tom Casey6233.3376.200.0116.716.0
Len Meltzer2150.0178.500.0150.017 39.6
Davey West200.000.000.000.039.6
Lorne Benson100.000.000.000.039.6
Tommy Ford100.000.000.000.039.6
Totals40823056.431047.6204.9235.617 00
Opponents0.02,7220.00.0230.0

Rushing:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Lorne Benson1245634.516 3
Tom Casey342507.441 0
Ralph McAllister372085.626 1
Len Meltzer402035.120 3
Tommy Ford331464.417 0
Gerry James251204.821 1
Andy Sokol291184.113 1
Ron Kelly21974.612 0
Geoff Crain18502.810 2
Billy Bye11313.013 0
Bud Grant199.00
Dave Skrien210.50
Davey West5-8-1.60
Neill Armstrong1-15-15.00
Jack Jacobs14-27-1.915 0
Joe Zaleski4-29-7.30
Tommy Thompson10-116-11.60
Totals39915834.041 11
Opponents1,6400.0

Receiving:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Bud Grant6892213.65
Neill Armstrong3866817.67
Tommy Ford3146415.03
Lorne Benson2022511.31
Bud Korchak1828115.61
Andy Sokol121199.91
Tom Casey1010510.52
Len Meltzer7497.00
Davey West6579.50
Keith Pearce56312.60
Ralph McAllister55210.40
Billy Bye3186.00
Gerry Palmer2157.50
Geoff Crain12020.020 0
Ernie Becker11818.018 0
Ron Kelly11717.017 0
Joe Zaleski166.00
Gerry James1-2-2.0-2 0
John Brown070.00
Totals230310413.520 20
Opponents2,7220.0

Kicking:

PlayerCACMCP %FGAFGMFG %LongSinglePts.
Bud Korchak312993.519947.444561
Totals312993.519947.444561
Opponents0.00.00

Punting:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongSingle
Jack Jacobs112444039.6806
Totals112444039.6806
Opponents0.0

Punt Returns:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Tom Casey514278.429 0
Gerry James383579.420 0
Davey West201296.522 0
Bud Grant242.00
Billy Bye11515.015 0
Tommy Ford100.00
Ralph McAllister100.00
Buddy Tinsley100.00
Totals1159328.129 0
Opponents0.0 

Kick Returns:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Len Meltzer817221.548 0
Tom Casey716022.945 0
Ralph McAllister710515.025 0
Davey West412030.047 0
Gerry James47819.532 0
Lorne Benson44912.320 0
Billy Bye13434.034 0
Andy Sokol12525.025 0
Tommy Ford12424.024 0
Dave Skrien11515.015 0
Ron Kelly144.00
Steve Patrick100.00
Totals4078619.748 0
Opponents0.0 

Interceptions:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Tom Casey77510.751 0
Bud Grant4102.510 0
Neill Armstrong23819.025 0
Ralph McAllister22412.015 0
Geoff Crain2136.513 0
Joe Zaleski200.00
Dave Skrien14545.045 0
Norm Hill100.00
John Brown100.00
Jack Jacobs100.00
Totals232058.951 0
Opponents230.0 

Defense and Fumbles:

TacklesFumblesKicks
PlayerTackleDefSTTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
Neill Armstrong260
Dino Bandiera2190
Ernie Becker100
John Brown100
Tom Casey200
Bud Grant3770
Tom Harpley100
Norm Hill100
Dick Huffman100
Bud Korchak100
Tom Lumsden100
Ralph McAllister100
Steve Patrick1140
Totals0000000018116000
Opponents

Total Scoring:

TouchdownsOtherTotal
PlayerRushRecPuntKickMFG RIntFumOtherFGConvSingle2 PtSafPoints
Jack Jacobs00066
Bud Korchak100929566
Gerry James1000005
Len Meltzer3000015
Andy Sokol1100010
Ralph McAllister100000005
Bud Grant050000025
Lorne Benson3100020
Tom Casey0200000010
Geoff Crain2000010
Tommy Ford03000015
Neill Armstrong07000035
Totals11200000009291102226
Opponents226