1953 Green Bay Packers season
Head Coach Gene Ronzani (10 games)
Ray McLean (interim)
Hugh Devore (interim)
Home Field City Stadium
Milwaukee County Stadium
Record 2–9–1
Place 6th NFL Western
Playoff Finish did not qualify
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1952 1954

The 1953 Green Bay Packers season was their 35th season overall and their 33rd in the National Football League. The club posted a 2–9–1 record under head coach Gene Ronzani and interim co-coaches Ray McLean, and Hugh Devore, and finished last in the newly named Western Conference.

Fourth-year head coach Ronzani led the team for the first ten games, but resigned after a nationally televised Thanksgiving Day loss, his eighth loss to the Detroit Lions in four seasons;[1] McLean and Devore co-coached the last two games of the season, both losses. It was the only in-season coaching change in Packers history, until 2018. This season also marked the first season that the Packers played at the recently completed Milwaukee County Stadium.


NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School/club team
17Al CarmichaelHalfbackUSC
219Gil ReichBackArmy/Kansas
331Bill ForesterLinebackerSMU
443Gib DawsonHalfbackTexas
555Roger ZatkoffLinebackerMichigan
667Bob KennedyGuardWisconsin
779Jim RingoCenterSyracuse
891Lauren HargroveBackGeorgia
9103Floyd HarrawoodTackleTulsa
10115Vic RimkusGuardHoly Cross
11127Joe JohnsonHalfbackBoston College
12139Dick CurranBackArizona State
13151Bob OrdersCenterArmy/West Virginia
14163Charley WrennTackleTCU
15175Gene HelwigBackTulsa
16187John HlayFullbackOhio State
17199Bill GeorgesEndTexas
18211Jim PhileeBackBradley
19223Bill LuckyDefensive tackleBaylor
20235John HarvilleBackTCU
21247Bob ConwayBackAlabama
22259Bill TurnbeaughTackleAuburn
23271Bill MurrayEndAmerican International
24283James Haslam Jr.TackleTennessee
25295Ike JonesEndUCLA
26307George BozanicBackUSC
27319Jim McConaugheyEndHouston
28331Zack JordanEndColorado
29343John O'BrienGuardBoston College
30355Al BarryGuardUSC

Regular seasonEdit


Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 27 Cleveland Browns L 27–0 0–1 Milwaukee County Stadium
2 October 4 Chicago Bears L 17–13 0–2 City Stadium
3 October 11 Los Angeles Rams L 38–20 0–3 Milwaukee County Stadium
4 October 18 Baltimore Colts W 37–14 1–3 City Stadium
5 October 24 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 31–14 1–4 Forbes Field
6 October 31 at Baltimore Colts W 35–24 2–4 Memorial Stadium
7 November 8 at Chicago Bears T 21–21 2–4–1 Wrigley Field
8 November 15 Detroit Lions L 14–7 2–5–1 City Stadium
9 November 22 San Francisco 49ers L 37–7 2–6–1 Milwaukee County Stadium
10 November 26 at Detroit Lions L 34–15 2–7–1 Briggs Stadium
11 December 6 at San Francisco 49ers L 48–14 2–8–1 Kezar Stadium
12 December 12 at Los Angeles Rams L 33–17 2–9–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum


Template:1953 NFL Western standings


Green Bay Packers roster

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen


Defensive Backs

Rookies and first-year players in italics

Awards, records, and honorsEdit


Eastern Conference Western Conference
Chicago Cardinals Baltimore
Cleveland Chicago Bears
New York Detroit
Philadelphia Green Bay
Pittsburgh Los Angeles
Washington San Francisco
1953 NFL DraftNFL ChampionshipPro Bowl

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