1953 All-Pro Team

The 1953 All-Pro Team consisted of American football players chosen by various selectors for the All-Pro team of the National Football League (NFL) for the 1953 NFL season. Teams were selected by, among others, the Associated Press (AP) (based on voting among 48 member paper sports writers and AP staffers),[1] the United Press (UP),[2] and the New York Daily News.[3]

Selections

Offensive selections
Position Player Team Selector(s)
Quarterback Otto Graham Cleveland Browns AP, UP-1, NYDN-1
Quarterback Bobby Layne Detroit Lions UP-2
Quarterback Bobby Thomason Philadelphia Eagles NYDN-2
Halfback Hugh McElhenny San Francisco 49ers AP, UP-1, NYDN-1
Halfback Doak Walker Detroit Lions AP, UP-2, NYDN-2
Halfback Dan Towler Los Angeles Rams UP-1, NYDN-2
Halfback Robert Hoernschemeyer Detroit Lions UP-2, NYDN-1
Fullback Joe Perry San Francisco 49ers AP, UP-1, NYDN-1
Fullback Chick Jagade Cleveland Browns UP-2
Fullback Johnny Olszewski Chicago Cardinals NYDN-2
End Pete Pihos Philadelphia Eagles AP, UP-1, NYDN-1
End Dante Lavelli Cleveland Browns UP-1, NYDN-1
End Elroy Hirsch Los Angeles Rams AP, UP-2, NYDN-2
End Gordy Soltau San Francisco 49ers UP-2
End Hugh Taylor Washington Redskins NYDN-2
Tackle Lou Groza Cleveland Browns AP, UP-1, NYDN-1
Tackle George Connor Chicago Bears AP, NYDN-1
Tackle Lum Snyder Philadelphia Eagles UP-2
Tackle Bob St. Clair San Francisco 49ers UP-2
Tackle Frank Wydo Philadelphia Eagles NYDN-2
Guard Lou Creekmur Detroit Lions AP, UP-1 [tackle], NYDN-1
Guard Dick Stanfel Detroit Lions AP, UP-1, NYDN-1
Guard Bruno Banducci San Francisco UP-1
Guard Abe Gibron Cleveland Browns UP-2, NYDN-1
Guard Bud McFadin Los Angeles Rams UP-2
Guard Bruno Banducci San Francisco 49ers NYDN-2
Guard Bill Lange Baltimore Colts NYDN-2
Center Frank Gatski Cleveland Browns AP, UP-1, NYDN-1
Center Bill Johnson San Francisco 49ers UP-2
Center Brad Ecklund Baltimore Colts NYDN-2
Defensive selections
Position Player Team Selector(s)
Defensive end Len Ford Cleveland Browns AP, UP-1, NYDN-1
Defensive end Norm Willey Philadelphia Eagles UP-1, NYDN-1
Defensive end Andy Robustelli Los Angeles Rams AP, UP-2, NYDN-2
Defensive end Bill McPeak Pittsburgh Steelers UP-2
Defensive end Larry Brink Los Angeles Rams NYDN-2
Defensive tackle Arnie Weinmeister New York Giants AP, UP-1, NYDN-1
Defensive tackle Leo Nomellini San Francisco 49ers AP, UP-1, NYDN-1
Defensive tackle Thurman "Fum" McGraw Detroit Lions UP-2, NYDN-1
Defensive tackle Ernie Stautner Pittsburgh Steelers UP-2, NYDN-2
Defensive tackle Don Colo Cleveland Browns NYDN-2
Defensive guard Les Bingaman Detroit Lions AP, UP-1, NYDN-1 [middle guard]
Defensive guard Bill Willis Cleveland Browns AP, UP-2
Defensive guard Dale Dodrill Pittsburgh Steelers UP-1
Defensive guard Bucko Kilroy Philadelphia Eagles UP-2, NYDN-2
Defensive guard Art Michalik San Francisco 49ers NYDN-2
Linebacker Chuck Bednarik Philadelphia Eagles AP, UP-2, NYDN-1
Linebacker Tommy Thompson Cleveland Browns AP [def. halfback], UP-1, NYDN-2
Linebacker Don Paul Los Angeles Rams AP, UP-2, NYDN-2
Linebacker George Connor Chicago Bears UP-1
Linebacker Clayton Tonnemaker Green Bay Packers NYDN-2
Defensive halfback Jack Christiansen Detroit Lions AP [safety], UP-1, NYDN-1
Defensive halfback Tom Keane Baltimore Colts AP, UP-1, NYDN-1
Defensive halfback Warren Lahr Cleveland Browns UP-2
Defensive halfback Bert Rechichar Baltimore Colts UP-2, NYDN-2
Defensive halfback Frank Gifford New York Giants NYDN-2
Safety Ken Gorgal Cleveland Browns UP-1
Safety Woodley Lewis Los Angeles Rams UP-2
Safety Bobby Dillon Green Bay Packers NYDN-2

References

  1. ^ Frank Eck (December 25, 1953). "Otto Graham Leads AP All-Pro Poll: Weinmeister Is Selected". The Montgomery Advertiser. p. 12.
  2. ^ "NFL All-Stars". The Honolulu Advertiser. December 27, 1953. p. 13.
  3. ^ "1953 NFL All-Pros". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 4, 2017.

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