1954 Green Bay Packers season

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1954 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Lisle Blackbourn
Home field City Stadium
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 4–8
Division place 5th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1954 Green Bay Packers season was their 35th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 4–8 record under new head coach Lisle Blackbourn and finished fifth in the Western Conference.

In a season of streaks, the Packers lost their first three games, all at home, climbed back to .500 at 4–4, then lost their final four.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1954 NFL draft
Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 2 Art Hunter Offensive Tackle Notre Dame
2 15 Bob Fleck Tackle Syracuse
3 27 George Timberlake Linebacker USC
4 40 Tommy Allman Back West Virginia
5 51 Max McGee Wide Receiver Tulane
7 75 Sam Marshall Tackle Florida A&M
8 87 Jimmie Williams Tackle Texas Tech
9 99 Dave Davis End Georgia Tech
10 111 Gene Knutson Defensive End Michigan
11 123 Ken Hall End North Texas State
12 135 Bill Oliver Back Alabama
13 147 Mike Takacs Guard Ohio State
14 159 Dave Johnson Back Rice
16 183 Des Koch Back USC
17 195 J. D. Roberts Guard Oklahoma
18 207 Emery Barnes Defensive End Oregon
19 219 Ken Hall Center Springfield
20 231 Lowell Herbert Guard Pacific
21 243 Art Liebscher Back Pacific
22 255 Willie Buford Tackle Morgan State
23 267 Clint Sathrum Back St. Olaf
24 279 Marv Tennefoss End Stanford
25 291 John Smalley Tackle Alabama
26 303 Ralph Baierl Tackle Maryland
27 315 Hosea Sims End Marquette
28 327 Evan Slonac Back Michigan State
29 339 Jerry Dufek Tackle St. Norbert
30 351 Terry Campbell Back Washington State
  • Yellow indicates a future Pro Bowl selection

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 26 Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–20 0–1 City Stadium
20,675
2 October 3 Chicago Bears L 10–3 0–2 City Stadium
24,414
3 October 10 San Francisco 49ers L 23–17 0–3 Milwaukee County Stadium
15,571
4 October 17 Los Angeles Rams W 35–17 1–3 Milwaukee County Stadium
17,455
5 October 24 at Baltimore Colts W 7–6 2–3 Memorial Stadium
28,680
6 October 30 at Philadelphia Eagles W 37–14 3–3 Connie Mack Stadium
25,378
7 November 7 at Chicago Bears L 28–23 3–4 Wrigley Field
47,038
8 November 13 Baltimore Colts W 24–13 4–4 Milwaukee County Stadium
19,786
9 November 21 Detroit Lions L 21–17 4–5 City Stadium
20,767
10 November 25 at Detroit Lions L 28–24 4–6 Briggs Stadium
55,532
11 December 5 at San Francisco 49ers L 35–0 4–7 Kezar Stadium
32,012
12 December 12 at Los Angeles Rams L 35–27 4–8 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
38,839

Standings[edit]

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Detroit Lions 9 2 1 .818 8–2 337 189 W1
Chicago Bears 8 4 0 .667 7–3 301 279 W4
San Francisco 49ers 7 4 1 .636 5–4–1 313 251 W2
Los Angeles Rams 6 5 1 .545 4–5–1 314 285 W1
Green Bay Packers 4 8 0 .333 3–7 234 251 L4
Baltimore Colts 3 9 0 .250 2–8 131 279 L1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

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]