1953 Green Bay Packers season

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1953 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Gene Ronzani
Ray McLean
Hugh Devore
Home field City Stadium
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 2–9–1
Division place 6th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1952 1954

The 1953 Green Bay Packers season was their 33rd in the National Football League. The club posted a 2–9–1 record under coaches Gene Ronzani, Ray McLean, and Hugh Devore, earning them a last-place finish in the newly named Western Conference. Gene Ronzani coached the first 10 games and then was fired. McLean and Devore then co-coached the last 2 games of the season. This season also marked the first season that the Packers played at Milwaukee County Stadium.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 7 Al Carmichael Halfback USC
2 19 Gil Reich Back Army/Kansas
3 31 Bill Forester Linebacker SMU
4 43 Gib Dawson Halfback Texas
5 55 Roger Zatkoff Linebacker Michigan
6 67 Bob Kennedy Guard Wisconsin
7 79 Jim Ringo Center Syracuse
8 91 Lauren Hargrove Back Georgia
9 103 Floyd Harrawood Tackle Tulsa
10 115 Vic Rimkus Guard Holy Cross
11 127 Joe Johnson Halfback Boston College
12 139 Dick Curran Back Arizona State
13 151 Bob Orders Center Army/West Virginia
14 163 Charley Wrenn Tackle TCU
15 175 Gene Helwig Back Tulsa
16 187 John Hlay Fullback Ohio State
17 199 Bill Georges End Texas
18 211 Jim Philee Back Bradley
19 223 Bill Lucky Defensive Tackle Baylor
20 235 John Harville Back TCU
21 247 Bob Conway Back Alabama
22 259 Bill Turnbeaugh Tackle Auburn
23 271 Bill Murray End American International
24 283 James Haslam Jr. Tackle Tennessee
25 295 Ike Jones End UCLA
26 307 George Bozanic Back USC
27 319 Jim McConaughey End Houston
28 331 Zack Jordan End Colorado
29 343 Henry O'Brien Guard Boston College
30 355 Al Barry Guard USC

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 27, 1953 Cleveland Browns L 27–0 Milwaukee County Stadium
22,604
2 October 4, 1953 Chicago Bears L 17–13 City Stadium
24,835
3 October 11, 1953 Los Angeles Rams L 38–20 Milwaukee County Stadium
23,353
4 October 18, 1953 Baltimore Colts W 37–14 City Stadium
18,713
5 October 24, 1953 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 31–14 Forbes Field
22,918
6 October 31, 1953 at Baltimore Colts W 35–24 Memorial Stadium
33,797
7 November 8, 1953 at Chicago Bears T 21–21 Wrigley Field
39,889
8 November 15, 1953 Detroit Lions L 14–7 City Stadium
20,834
9 November 22, 1953 San Francisco 49ers L 37–7 Milwaukee County Stadium
16,378
10 November 26, 1953 at Detroit Lions L 34–15 Briggs Stadium
52,607
11 December 6, 1953 at San Francisco 49ers L 48–14 Kezar Stadium
31,337
12 December 12, 1953 at Los Angeles Rams L 33–17 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
23,069

Standings[edit]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Detroit Lions 10 2 0 .833 271 205 W-6
San Francisco 49ers 9 3 0 .750 372 237 W-4
Los Angeles Rams 8 3 1 .727 366 236 W-2
Chicago Bears 3 8 1 .273 218 262 L-2
Baltimore Colts 3 9 0 .250 182 350 L-7
Green Bay Packers 2 9 1 .182 200 338 L-5

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]