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1953 Philadelphia Eagles season
Head Coach Jim Trimble
Home Field Shibe Park
Results
Record 7–4–1
Place 2nd NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1952 1954

The 1953 Philadelphia Eagles season was their 21st in the league. The team improved on their previous output of 7–5, going 7–4–1.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.

Off SeasonEdit

At the end of the 1952 season, 2 year player Bud Grant is offered a pay raise in his contract. He chooses to play football in the CFL(Canadian Football League) instead. He would have a career worthy of being named to the CFL's Hall of Fame as a player. Later on he would make the Pro Football Hall of Fame as coach of the Minnesota Vikings.

The Eagles held training camp at Hershey Park Stadium in Hershey, PA for the 3rd strait year.

Matt Guokas, Sr. is hire to be the PA announcer for the Eaagles. Guokas played basketball for Saint Joseph's Hawks in college and the Philadelphia Warriors in the NBA. After losing his right leg in an automobile accident, Guokas turned to broadcasting, and he served as an announcer for the N Philadelphia Eagles for 32 yea,rs from 1953 to 1985.

NFL DraftEdit

The 1953 NFL Draft was held on January 22, 1953. There was 30 rounds in the draft with 12 teams picking. The San Francisco 49ers received this years Lottery bonus pick. With this pick they chose Harry Babcock an End out of University of Georgia.

The 1952 expansion team Dallas Texans (NFL) folded during the 1952 season and then became the Baltimore Colts on January 23, 1953. The Colts had the number 1 pick and choose Heisman Trophy winner Billy Vessels [2] an Halfback out of University of Oklahoma.

With a 7–5 record in 1952 the Eagles got the 7th, 8th or 9th pick in the 30 rounds. With trading away their 1st round pick the Eagles 1st selection was the 7th pick in the 2nd round, 20th overall, they chose Al Conway a Back out of Army and William Jewell College. He did not play due to injury and ended up as an official in the American Football League and an official in the NFL for 28 years.

Player SelectionsEdit

The table shows the Eagles selections and what picks they had that were traded away and the team that ended up with that pick. It is possible the Eagles' pick ended up with this team via another team that the Eagles made a trade with. Not shown are acquired picks that the Eagles traded away.

= Pro Bowler [3] = Hall of Famer


Rd Pick Player Position School Rd Pick Player Position School
1 7 Pick Traded to Los
Angeles Rams
2 20 Al Conway Back Army and William Jewell College
3 34 Don JohnsonBackCalifornia 4 45 George MrkonicGuardKansas
5 56 Eddie Bell End Pennsylvania 5 61 Rex Smith
(pick from Detroit Lions)
EndIllinois
6 70 Pick Traded to
Chicago Cardinals
7 76 Jack Erickson
pick from Chicago Cardinals
TackleArmy/Beloit
7 81 Ray MalavasiGuardArmy/Mississippi State 8 92 Jess RichardsonTackleAlabama
9 106 Roger FrenchEndMinnesota 10 117 Tom BrookshierBackColorado
11 128 Bob PollardBackPenn State 12 142 George PorterTackleSan Jose State
13 153 Ray WestortGuardUtah 14 164 Roy BaileyBackTulane
15 178 Willie IrvinEndFlorida A&M 16 189 Bud WallaceBackNorth Carolina
17 200 Tony RadosBackPenn State 18 214 Marv TrauthTackleMississippi
19 225 Pete BachourosBackIllinois 20 236 Rollie ArnsCenterIowa State
21 250 Hal BrooksTackleWashington & Lee 22 261 Laurie LeClaireBackMichigan
23 272 Jeff KnoxEndGeorgia Tech 24 286 Eli RomeroBackWichita State
25 297 Johnny MichelsGuardTennessee 26 308 Harvey AchzigerTackleColorado State
27 322 Earl HershBackWest Chester 28 333 Joe GratsonBackPenn State
29 344 Ralph Paolone Back Kentucky 30 357 Chuck Hren Back Northwestern

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 27, 1953 at San Francisco 49ers L 31–21
2 October 2, 1953 Washington Redskins T 21–21
3 October 10, 1953 at Cleveland Browns L 37–13
4 October 17, 1953 Pittsburgh Steelers W 23–7
5 October 25, 1953 at Chicago Cardinals W 56–17
6 November 1, 1953 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 35–7
7 November 8, 1953 New York Giants W 30–7
8 November 15, 1953 Baltimore Colts W 45–14
9 November 21, 1953 Chicago Cardinals W 38–0
10 November 29, 1953 at New York Giants L 37–28
11 December 6, 1953 at Washington Redskins L 10–0
12 December 13, 1953 Cleveland Browns W 42–27

Game RecapsEdit

Week 1 @ San FranciscoEdit

Week 1: Philadelphia Eagles 21 (0–1–0)    at    San Francisco 49ers 31 (1–0–0)    – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Philadelphia Eagles 7 0 7 7

21

San Francisco 49ers 14 3 7 7

31

at Kezar Stadium, San Francisco, California

  • Date: Sunday, September 27, 1953
  • Game time: ? PM PST
  • Game attendance: 27,819
  • Recap and Stats
Game information
1st
  • 49ers – Joe Arenas 18 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
  • Eagles – Adrian Burk 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)
  • 49ers – Y.A. Tittle 1 yard rush (Gordie Soltau kick)
2nd
  • 49ers – Gordie Soltau 39 yard field goal
3rd
  • 49ers – Billy Wilson 39 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
  • Eagles – Bobby Walston 3 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)
4th
  • 49ers – Billy Wilson 37 yard pass from Y.A. Tittle (Gordie Soltau kick)
  • Eagles – Pete Pihos 10 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Al Pollard kick)

Week 2 vs WashingtonEdit

The Eagles inability to hold onto the ball allows the Washington Redskins to tie them at 21 – 21. The Eagles allowed 4 interceptions and would loose 1 fumble as they allowed Washington to gain 182 yards on 9 completions. The Eagles also hurt their cause by having 10 penalties for 99 yards called against them.

Week 2:Philadelphia Eagles 21 (0–1–1)     vs     Washington Redskins 21 (1–1–0)  – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Washington Redskins 7 7 7 0

21

Philadelphia Eagles 7 7 0 7

21

at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, PA

Game information
1st
  • Eagles – Pete Pihos 6 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)     Phila 7 – 0
  • Redskins – Laurie Niemi unknown yard fumble return (Bill Dudley kick)     Tied 7 – 7
2nd
  • Eagles – Pete Pihos 10 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)    Phila 14 – 7
  • Redskins – Hugh Taylor 24 yard pass from Jack Scarbath (Bill Dudley kick)    Tied 14 – 14
3rd
  • Redskins – Hugh Taylor 61 yard pass from Jack Scarbath (Bill Dudley kick)    Wash 21 – 14
4th
  • Eagles – Adrian Burk 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)    Tied 21 – 21

Week 3 @ Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week 3: Philadelphia Eagles 13 (0–2–1)     at     Cleveland Browns 37 (3–0–0)  – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Philadelphia Eagles 6 0 7 0

13

Cleveland Browns 6 7 14 10

37

at Cleveland Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: Saturday, October 10, 1953
  • Game time: ? PM EST
  • Game attendance: 45,802
  • Recap and Stats
Game information
1st
  • Browns – Lou Groza 20 yard field goal     Cleve 3 – 0
  • Browns – Lou Groza 16 yard field goal     Cleve 6 – 0
  • Eagles – Frank Ziegler 1 yard rush (kick failed)    Tied 6 – 6
2nd
  • Browns – Chick Jagade 14 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)     Cleve 13 – 6
  • Browns – Dante Lavelli 25 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)     Cleve 20 – 6
3rd
  • Eagles – Adrian Burk 32 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)     Cleve 20 – 13
  • Browns – Chick Jagade 13 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)     Cleve 27 – 13
4th
  • Browns – Lou Groza 27 yard field goal     Cleve 30 – 13
  • Browns – Jerry Helluin 42 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)     Cleve 37 – 13

Week 4 vs Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week 4: Philadelphia Eagles 26 (1–2–1)     vs     Pittsburgh Steelers 7 (2–2–0)  – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh Steelers 0 0 7 0

7

Philadelphia Eagles 0 0 6 17

23

at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, PA

  • Date: Saturday, October 17, 1953
  • Game time: ? PM EST
  • Game attendance: 18,681
  • Recap and Stats
Game information
3rd
  • Eagles – Pete Pihos 28 yard pass from Adrian Burk (kick failed)    Phila 6 – 0
  • Steelers – Ray Mathews 23 yard pass from Jim Finks (Nick Bolkovac kick)    Pitt 7 – 6
4th
  • Eagles – Bobby Walston 11 yard field goal    Phila 9 – 7
  • Eagles – Hal Giancanelli 16 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)    Phila 16 – 7
  • Eagles – Frank Ziegler 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)    Phila 23 – 7

Week 5 @ Chicago CardinalsEdit

Week 5:Philadelphia Eagles 56 (4–6–0)     at     Chicago Cardinals 17 (6–4–0)  – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Philadelphia Eagles 7 21 7 21

56

Chicago Cardinals 3 0 0 14

17

at Comiskey Park, Chicago,ILL

Game information
1st
  • Cardinals – Pat Summerall 28 yard field goal    Chi C 3 – 0
  • Eagles – Toy Ledbetter 34 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)    Phila 7 – 3
2nd
  • Eagles – Jim Parmer 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)    Phila 14 – 3
  • Eagles – Frank Ziegler 52 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)    Phila 21 – 3
  • Eagles – Pete Pihos 6 yard pass from Adrian Burk (Bobby Walston kick)    Phila 28 – 3
3rd
  • Eagles – Hal Giancanelli 28 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)    Phila 35 – 3
4th
  • Cardinals – Charlie Trippi 8 yard pass from Jim Root (Pat Summerall kick)    Phila 35 – 10
  • Cardinals – Billy Cross 51 yard pass from Jim Root (Pat Summerall kick)    Phila 35 – 17
  • Eagles – Jim Parmer 7 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)    Phila 42 – 17
  • Eagles – Tom Scott unknown yard fumble return (Bobby Walston kick)   Phila 49 – 17
  • Eagles – John Brewer 9 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)    Phila 56 – 17

Week 6 @ Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week 6:Philadelphia Eagles 35 (3–2–1)     at    Pittsburgh Steelers 7 (3–3–0)  – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Philadelphia Eagles 14 7 0 14

35

Pittsburgh Steelers 0 7 0 0

7

at Pitt Stadium, Pittsburgh, PA

Game information
1st
  • Eagles Hal Giancanelli 7 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)    Phila 7 – 0
  • Eagles Jerry Williams 48 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)    Phila 14 – 0
2nd
  • Eagles Bobby Walston 21 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)     Phila 21 – 0
  • Steelers Ray Mathews 11 yard pass from Jim Finks (Nick Bolkovac kick)     Phila 21 – 7
4th
  • Eagles Pete Pihos 26 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)     Phila 28 – 7
  • Eagles Hal Giancanelli 8 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)     Phila 35 – 7

Week 7 vs New York GiantsEdit

Week 7: Philadelphia Eagles 30 (4–2–0)     vs     New York Giants 7 (2–5–0)  – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
New York Giants 0 0 0 7

7

Philadelphia Eagles 3 14 6 7

30

at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, PA

Game information
1st
  • Eagles – Bobby Walston 15 yard field goal     Phila 0 – 3
2nd
  • Eagles – Bobby Walston 62 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)     Phila 0 – 10
  • Eagles – Pete Pihos 32 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)     Phila 0 –
3rd
  • Eagles – Pete Pihos 8 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (kick failed)     Phila 0 – 23
4th
  • Eagles – Bobby Walston 13 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)     Phila 0 – 30
  • Giants – Frank Gifford 32 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Frank Gifford kick)     Phila 7 – 30

Week 8 vs Baltimore ColtsEdit

Week 8: Philadelphia Eagles 45 (5–2–1)     at     Baltimore Colts 14 (3–5–0) – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Baltimore Colts 7 0 0 7

14

Philadelphia Eagles 7 14 0 24

45

at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, PA

  • Date: Sunday, November 15, 1953
  • Game time: ? PM EST
  • Game attendance: 27,813
  • Recap and Stats
Game information
1st
  • Colts – Buddy Young 104 yard kickoff return (Buck McPhail kick) &nbsp: Balti 7 – 0
  • Eagles – Hal Giancanelli 47 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick) &nbsp: Tied 7 – 7
2nd
  • Eagles – Pete Pihos 56 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick) &nbsp:  Phila 7 – 14
  • Eagles – Don Johnson 24 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)  &nbsp:  Phila 7 – 21
4th
  • Eagles – Don Johnson 3 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick) &nbsp:  Phila 7 – 28
  • Eagles – Don Johnson 66 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)  &nbsp:  Phila 7 – 35
  • Eagles – Bobby Walston 22 yard field goal  &nbsp:  Phila 7 – 38
  • Colts – Bert Rechichar 66 yard pass from Jack Del Bello (Buck McPhail kick)  &nbsp:  Phila 14 – 38
  • Eagles – Chuck Bednarik 26 yard interception return (Bobby Walston kick)  &nbsp:  Phila 14 – 45

Week 9 @ Cleveland BrownsEdit

Week 9: Philadelphia Eagles 38 (6–2–1)     vs     Chicago Cardinals (0–8–1) 0 (4–3–0)  – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Chicago Cardinals 0 0 0 0

0

Philadelphia Eagles 14 10 7 7

38

at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, PA

  • Date: Saturday, November 21, 1953
  • Game time: ? PM EST
  • Game attendance: 19,402
  • Recap and Stats
Game information
1st
  • Eagles – Frank Ziegler 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)  &nbsp:  Phila 0 – 7
  • Eagles – Hal Giancanelli 37 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)  &nbsp:  Phila 0 – 14
2nd
  • Eagles – Bobby Walston 27 yard field goal  &nbsp:  Phila 0 – 17
  • Eagles – Jerry Williams 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)  &nbsp:  Phila 0 – 24
3rd
  • Eagles – Jerry Williams 4 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)  &nbsp:  Phila 0 – 31
4th
  • Eagles – Don Johnson 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)  &nbsp:  Phila 0 – 38

Week 10 @ New York Giants Edit

Week 10: Philadelphia Eagles 28 (6–3–1)     at     New York Giants 37 (7–3–0)  – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Philadelphia Eagles 7 7 14 0

28

New York Giants 7 7 13 10

37

at Polo Grounds, New York, NY

  • Date: Sunday, November 29, 1953
  • Game time: ? PM EST
  • Game attendance: 20,294
  • Recap and Stats
Game information
1st
  • Giants – Frank Gifford 8 yard rush (Randy Clay kick)  &nbsp:  NY G 0 – 7
  • Eagles – Frank Ziegler 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)  &nbsp:  NY G 7 – 7
2nd
  • Giants – Kyle Rote 1 yard rush (Randy Clay kick)  &nbsp:  NY G 7 – 14
  • Eagles – Jerry Williams 33 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)  &nbsp:  NY G 14 – 14
3rd
  • Giants – Kyle Rote 30 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Randy Clay kick)  &nbsp:  NY G 14 – 21
  • Eagles – Don Johnson 21 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)  &nbsp:  NY G 21 – 21
  • Giants – Kyle Rote 25 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (kick failed)  &nbsp:  NY G 21 – 27
  • Eagles – Don Johnson 63 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)  &nbsp:  NY G 28 – 27
4th
  • Giants – Eddie Price 31 yard pass from Charlie Conerly (Randy Clay kick)  &nbsp:  NY G 28 – 34
  • Giants – Randy Clay 17 yard field goal  &nbsp:  NY G 28 – 37

Week 11 @ Washington RedskinsEdit

Week 11:Philadelphia Eagles 21 (6–4–1)     at     Washington Redskins 21 (6–4–1)  – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Philadelphia Eagles 0 0 0 0

0

Washington Redskins 0 0 0 10

10

at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C.

Game information
4th
  • Redskins – Bill Dudley 15 yard field goal     Wash 3 – 0
  • Redskins – Harry Dowda 23 yard interception return (Bill Dudley kick)     Wash 10 – 0

Week 12 vs Cleveland BrownsEdit

The Eagles give the Cleveland Browns their only loss of the regular season in the final week of the season. Cleveland would have 3 turn overs during the game.

Week 12: Philadelphia Eagles 42 (7–4–1)     vs     Cleveland Browns 27 (11–1–0)  – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Cleveland Browns 10 3 7 7

27

Philadelphia Eagles 0 14 14 14

42

at Shibe Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: Sunday, December 13, 1953
  • Game time: ? pm EST
  • Game attendance: 38,654
  • Recap and Stats
Game information
1st
  • Browns – Ray Renfro 11 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)     Cleve 7 – Phila 0
  • Browns Lou Groza 19 yard field goal     Cleve 10 – Phila 0
2nd
  • Eagles Pete Pihos 15 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)     Cleve 10 – Phila 7
  • Eagles Bobby Thomason 1 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)    Cleve 10 – Phila 14
  • Browns Lou Groza 24 yard field goal     Cleve 13 – Phila 14
3rd
  • Browns Ken Carpenter 8 yard pass from Otto Graham (Lou Groza kick)    Cleve 20 – Phila 14
  • Eagles Toy Ledbetter 14 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)    Cleve 20 – Phila 21
  • Eagles Don Johnson 2 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)     Cleve 20 – Phila 28
4th
  • Eagles Toy Ledbetter 3 yard rush (Bobby Walston kick)     Cleve 20 – Phila 35
  • Eagles Bobby Walston 17 yard pass from Bobby Thomason (Bobby Walston kick)     Cleve 20 – Phila 42
  • Browns Dante Lavelli 17 yard pass from George Ratterman (Lou Groza kick)     Cleve 27 – Phila 42

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 11 1 0 .917 348 162 L-1
Philadelphia Eagles 7 4 1 .636 352 215 W-1
Washington Redskins 6 5 1 .545 208 215 L-1
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 6 0 .500 211 263 W-2
New York Giants 3 9 0 .250 179 277 L-2
Chicago Cardinals 1 10 1 .091 190 337 W-1

PlayoffsEdit

With a record of 7 – 4- 1 the Eagles finish behind Cleveland and fail to make the playoffs. The Detroit Lions won the National Division and played the Cleveland Browns in the 1953 NFL Championship Game.

1953 RosterEdit

(All time List of Philadelphia Eagles players in franchise history)


= 1953 Pro Bowl [4] = Hall of Famer
  • + = Pro Bowl starter
NO. Player AGE POS GP GS WT HT YRS College
Jim Trimble 35 COACH 1953
record

7–3–1
NFL-Eagles
Lifetime

14–9–1
2nd Indiana University
60Chuck Bednarik +28 C-LB 12 0 233 6–3 4 Pennsylvania
36John Brewer25FB602306–4 1 Louisville
45Tom Brookshier22DB1101966–0RookieColorado
10Adrian Burk26QB1041906–23Baylor
33Russ Craft34DB-HB1201785–97Alabama
53 Ken Farragut25C-LB1202406–42 Mississippi
14 Bob Gambold 24 QB 3 0 215 6–4 Rookie Washington State
27 Hal Giancanelli 24 HB 12 0 182 5–10 Rookie Loyola Marymount
88 Bob Hudson23DB-LB-E 12 0 225 6–4 2 Clemson
81Willie Irvin23DE-E302036–3RookieFlorida A&M
78Mike Jarmoluk31DT-T-MG1202326–57Temple
40 Don Johnson22HB1201876–0RookieCalifornia
76Bucko Kilroy32G-MG-T-DT1202436–210Temple
25Toy Ledbetter26HB1001985–103Oklahoma State
67John Magee30G1202205–105La-Lafayette and
Rice
61John Michels 22 G 11 0 200 5–11 Rookie Tennessee
72George Mrkonic24T-DT1002256–2RookieKansas
68Maury Nipp23G1202196–0 1 Loyola Marymount
43Jim Parmer27FB-HB1201936–05Oklahoma State
35Pete Pihos + 30E-DE120210 6–16 Indiana
21 Al Pollard25HB-FB1201966–02Army and
Loyola Marymount
65 Jess Richardson 23 DT 12 0 261 6–2 Rookie Alabama
52 Wayne Robinson 23 LB-C 11 0 225 6–2 1 Minnesota
85 Bob Schnelker 25 E 8 0 214 6–3 Rookie Bowling Green
82 Tom Scott 23 DE-LB 12 0 218 6–2 Rookie Virginia
79 Vic Sears 35 T-DT 12 0 223 6–3 12 Oregon State
73 Lum Snyder 23 T 12 0 228 6–5 1 Georgia Tech
44Bob Stringer24LB-FB1201976–1 1 Tulsa
11Bobby Thomason25QB1281966–14VMI
31 Ebert Van Buren 29 DB-LB-FB-HB 12 0 210 6–2 2 LSU
83Bobby Walston25E-HB-K1201906–02Georgia
86Norm Willey26DE-G-E1202246–23Marshall
49Jerry Williams30DB-HB1201755–104 Idaho and
Washington State
75Frank Wydo29T-DT12122256–46Cornell
41Frank Ziegler30HB-DB1201755–114Georgia Tech
35 Players
Team Average
12
  • Jerry Williams will become Head coach of Eagles for the 1969 season

Post SeasonEdit

Philadelphia finished second in last 2 seasons to the Cleveland Browns, with that Trimble is awarded a three-year contract after the team's second straight runnerup finish in 1953.

Awards and HonorsEdit

Pro Bowl

The Eagles placed 6 players on the 1953 Pro Bowl team. Chuck Bednarik is named MVP of the Pro Bowl.

Chuck Bednarik (Center – Linebacker)
Ken Farragut (Center – Linebacker)
Bucko Kilroy (Lineman)
Pete Pihos (End)
Lum Snyder (Tackle)
Bobby Thomason (Quarterback)

League Leaders[5]

Bobby Thomason finished 2nd in Passing Attempts and Passing Yards to George Blanda
Bobby Thomason finished 3rd in Pass Completions
Pete Pihos leads league in Receptions, Receiving Yards and Receiving TDs
Chuck Bednarik ties for lead in Interceptions Returned for TD

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1953 Philadelphia Eagles
  2. Billy Vessels, 1952 Heisman Trophy winner "Heisman Trophy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-25. http://www.webcitation.org/5hmudAEzI. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  3. Players are identified as a Pro Bowler if they were selected for the Pro-Bowl at any time in their career.
  4. Players are identified as a 1953 All-Star.
  5. http://www.databasefootball.com/leagues/leagueyear.htm?lg=nfl&yr=1953 1953 League Leaders
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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