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Encyclopedia > 1953 NFL Draft

The 1953 NFL Draft was held on January 22, 1953. The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ...

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Round One

Pick # NFL Team Player Position College
1 San Francisco 49ers Lottery bonus pick Harry Babcock End Georgia
2 Baltimore Colts Billy Vessels Halfback Oklahoma
3 Washington Redskins Jack Scarbath Back Maryland
4 Chicago Cardinals Johnny Olszewski Fullback California
5 Pittsburgh Steelers Ted Marchibroda Quarterback Detroit
6 Chicago Bears Billy Anderson Halfback Compton JC
7 Green Bay Packers Al Carmichael Halfback USC
8 New York Giants Bobby Marlow Halfback Alabama
9 Los Angeles Rams From Philadelphia Eagles Donn Moomaw Center UCLA
10 San Francisco 49ers Tom Stolhanske End University of Texas at Austin
11 Cleveland Browns Doug Atkins Tackle Tennessee
12 Los Angeles Rams Ed Barker End Washington State
13 Detroit Lions Harley Sewell Guard Texas
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City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners Team colors Cardinal Red, Metallic Gold and Black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950-present... An End in American football is a player that lines up at the very end of the line of scrimmage. ... There have been two unrelated American football teams called the Baltimore Colts based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Billy Vessels was the 1952 Heisman winning halfback from the University of Oklahoma Sooners. ... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The University of Oklahoma, often called OU or Oklahoma, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. ... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins, the Hogs Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953... High school running back A running back, halfback or tailback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The University of Maryland, College Park (also known as UM, UMD, or UMCP) is a public university located in the city of College Park, in Prince Georges County, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C., USA. Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is considered to be a Public Ivy... The Arizona Cardinals are a National Football League team based in Tempe, Arizona. ... Most football games include a position called fullback or full back. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as UC Berkeley, Berkeley, Cal, and by other names, see below) is the oldest and flagship campus of the ten-campus University of California system. ... City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Team colors Black and Gold Head Coach Bill Cowher Owner Dan Rooney General manager Kevin Colbert League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1943; 1945-1949) Western Division (1944) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division (1967-1969) American Football... Ted Marchibroda was head coach of the Baltimore Colts from 1975 to 1979 and again after they became the Indianapolis Colts from 1992 to 1995. ... NFL quarterback Peyton Manning. ... University of Detroit Mercy is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university located in Detroit, Michigan, USA. It was founded in 1878 as the University of Detroit by the Society of Jesus. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner McCaskey Family General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear Local radio Flagship stations: WBBM (780 AM) Announcers: Jeff Joniak... City Green Bay, Wisconsin Team colors Dark Green, Gold, and White Head Coach Mike McCarthy Owner 111,967 stockholders Chairman Bob Harlan General manager Ted Thompson Fight song Go! You Packers! Go! League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919-1920) National Football League (1921-present) Western Division (1933-1949) National Conference (1950... Al Carmichael is a retired american football Kick Returner. ... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California and incorrectly as Southern Cal[1]), located in the downtown district of Los Angeles, California, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, the Giants, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner The Mara and Tisch Families General manager Ernie Accorsi League/Conference affiliations National Football League... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA, or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. ... The St. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933-present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... Center (C) is a position in American football. ... The University of California, Los Angeles, popularly known as UCLA, is a public, coeducational university situated in the neighborhood of Westwood within the city of Los Angeles. ... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship institution of the University of Texas System. ... City Cleveland, Ohio Team colors Seal Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Owner Randy Lerner General manager Phil Savage Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950-present) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern... Douglas Leon Atkins (Born May 8, 1930, in Humboldt, Tennessee) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints. ... The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the primary institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee system, Tennessees flagship public university. ... Washington State redirects here. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... In American football, the guards are the two players that line up between the center and the tackles on the offensive line of a football team. ...

Hall of Famers

  • Doug Atkins, T, Tennessee - taken 1st round, 11th overall by the Cleveland Browns. Inducted in 1982.
  • John Henry Johnson, FB, Arizona State - taken 2nd round, 18th overall by the Pittsburgh Steelers. Inducted in 1987.
  • Bob St. Clair, OT, San Francisco - taken 3rd round, 32nd overall by the San Francisco 49ers. Inducted in 1990.
  • Stan Jones, G/DT, Maryland - taken 5th round, 54th overall by the Chicago Bears. Inducted in 1991.
  • Chuck Noll, G, Dayton - taken 20th round, 239th overall by the Cleveland Browns. Inducted in 1993 as a coach.
  • Jim Ringo, C, Syracuse - taken 7th round, 79th overall by the Green Bay Packers. Inducted in 1981.
  • Joe Schmidt, LB, Pittsburgh - taken 7th round, 85th overall. Inducted in 1973.
  • Roosevelt Brown, OT, Morgan State - taken 27th round, 321st overall. Inducted in 1975.
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The Pro Football Hall of Fame is technically the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... John Henry Johnson (born November 24, 1929 in Waterproof, Louisiana) was an American football player. ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public institution of higher education and research with several campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... Bob St. ... The University of San Francisco (often abbreviated USF, or sometimes USFCA) is a private, coeducational Jesuit university in the United States. ... The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... Charles Henry Chuck Noll (born January 5, 1932) is a former American football coach, having served as the coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League from 1969 to 1991. ... The offensive team or offense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage in possession of the ball. ... The University of Dayton is a premier private Catholic university operated by the Society of Mary located in Dayton, Ohio. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Syracuse University (SU) is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. ... Joe Schmidt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A linebacker is a position in American and Canadian football. ... The University of Pittsburgh is a state-related, doctoral/research university in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Roosevelt Rosey Brown (October 20, 1932 - June 9, 2004) was a Pro Football Hall of Famer who played offensive tackle for the New York Giants from 1953 to 1965. ... Morgan State University, located in residential Baltimore, Maryland, awards Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctorate degrees. ...

Other notable players drafted

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Tom Brookshier (born December 16, 1931) is an American football player, coach and sportscaster. ... The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially[2]; Colorado, CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system. ... Rudy Bukich (born December 15, 1932, in St. ... Palmer Edward Pete Retzlaff (b. ... South Dakota State University is the largest university in South Dakota, located in Brookings. ...

See also

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This is a list of Professional Football Drafts: 1936 NFL Draft 1937 NFL Draft 1938 NFL Draft 1939 NFL Draft 1940 NFL Draft 1941 NFL Draft 1942 NFL Draft 1943 NFL Draft 1944 NFL Draft 1945 NFL Draft 1946 AAFC Draft 1946 NFL Draft 1947 AAFC Draft 1947 NFL Draft...

External links

  • Complete draft information from databaseFootball.com
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame
Preceded by:
1952 NFL Draft
NFL Draft
1953
Succeeded by:
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