1952 Green Bay Packers season

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1952 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Gene Ronzani
Home field City Stadium
Marquette Stadium
Results
Record 6–6
Division place 4th National
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1951 1953

The 1952 Green Bay Packers season was their 32nd season in the National Football League. The club posted a 6–6 record under third-year head coach Gene Ronzani for a fourth place finish in the National Conference in 1952. After climbing to a 6–3 record, the Packers lost their final three games, but the .500 record was their best since 1947.

The Packers played their Milwaukee home games in Marquette Stadium during this season only, after using Wisconsin State Fair Park from 1934 through 1951. The new County Stadium became the venue in 1953, and hosted the Milwaukee home games through 1994, when they were discontinued.

Head coach Ronzani was a Marquette University alumnus (1933) and won nine varsity letters in college.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1952 NFL Draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 4 Babe Parilli Quarterback Kentucky
2 15 Billy Howton Wide Receiver Rice
3 28 Bobby Dillon Defensive Back Texas
5 52 Dave Hanner Defensive Tackle Arkansas
6 63 Tom Johnson Defensive Tackle Michigan
7 76 Bill Reichardt Fullback Iowa
8 87 Mel Becket Center Indiana
9 100 Deral Teteak Linebacker Wisconsin
10 111 Art Kleinschmidt Guard Tulane
10 116 Bud Roffler Back Washington State
11 124 Billy Burkhalter Back Rice
12 135 Bill Wilson Tackle Texas
13 148 Billy Hair Back Clemson
14 159 Jack Morgan Tackle Michigan State
15 172 Bobby Jack Floyd Fullback TCU
16 183 Johnny Coatta Back Wisconsin
17 196 Don Peterson Back Michigan
18 207 Howard Tisdale Tackle Stephen F. Austin
19 220 Johnny Pont Tackle Miami (OH)
20 231 Chuck Boerio Linebacker Illinois
21 244 Herb Zimmerman Guard TCU
22 255 Karl Kluckhohn End Colgate
23 268 Frank Kapral Guard Michigan State
24 279 John Schuetzner End South Carolina
25 292 Charlie LaPradd Tackle Florida
26 303 Charlie Stokes Tackle Tennessee
27 316 I. D. Russell Back SMU
28 327 Billy Barrett Back Notre Dame
29 340 Bill Stratton Back Lewis
30 351 Jack Fulkerson Tackle Southern Miss
  • Yellow indicates a future Pro Bowl selection

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 28, 1952 Chicago Bears L 24–14 City Stadium
24,656
2 October 5, 1952 Washington Redskins W 35–20 Marquette Stadium
9,657
3 October 12, 1952 Los Angeles Rams L 30–28 Marquette Stadium
21,693
4 October 18, 1952 at Dallas Texans W 24–14 Cotton Bowl
14,000
5 October 26, 1952 Detroit Lions L 52–17 City Stadium
24,656
6 November 2, 1952 Philadelphia Eagles W 12–10 Marquette Stadium
10,149
7 November 9, 1952 at Chicago Bears W 41–28 Wrigley Field
41,751
8 November 16, 1952 at New York Giants W 17–3 Polo Grounds
26,723
9 November 23, 1952 Dallas Texans W 42–14 City Stadium
16,340
10 November 27, 1952 at Detroit Lions L 48–24 Briggs Stadium
39,101
11 December 7, 1952 at Los Angeles Rams L 45–27 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
49,822
12 December 14, 1952 at San Francisco 49ers L 24–14 Kezar Stadium
17,579

Standings[edit]

NFL National
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Detroit Lions 9 3 0 .750 344 192 W-3
Los Angeles Rams 9 3 0 .750 349 234 W-8
San Francisco 49ers 7 5 0 .583 285 221 W-1
Green Bay Packers 6 6 0 .500 295 312 L-3
Chicago Bears 5 7 0 .417 245 326 W-1
Dallas Texans 1 11 0 .083 182 427 L-2

Roster[edit]

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Rookies and first-year players in italics

Awards, records, and honors[edit]

References[edit]