1953 Ottawa Rough Riders Roster

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 7-7 14
Finishing 3rd in the CFL's Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
Coach: Clem Crowe (7-7)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1953 Ottawa Rough Riders Statistics
1953 Ottawa Rough Riders Results

The Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League ended the 1953 season with a record of 7 wins and 7 losses for 14 points, finishing third in the CFL's Interprovincial Rugby Football Union.

The Rough Riders racked up 266 points, and the defensive squad conceded 238.

Clem Crowe coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP
40Chuck AndersonC/LBSeptember 29, 19176'0"220Ohio StateMontgomery, AL 14
71Matt AnthonyE5'11"185St. Catharines BulldogsSt. Catharines, ON 12
41Ron BakerC/LBJuly 11, 19326'2"220Ottawa Jr. SecondsOttawa, ON 9
Jack BarryHBDecember 2, 19275'10"165Midwestern StateChildress, TX 1
60Walt BashakG/T6'1"240McMasterHamilton, ON 8
40Bruno BitkowskiC/LBNovember 11, 19296'2"220Assumption College (Windsor)Windsor, ON 14
64John BoveGApril 14, 19246'1"240West VirginiaAuburn, NY 4
89Bruce CummingsHB/P5'11"172Toronto10
99Bob CunninghamFBSeptember 26, 19276'0"180Port Credit High SchoolPort Credit, ON 12
68Jake DunlapG/TAugust 18, 19256'0"220St. Pats Jr.Ottawa, ON 7
77Bernie FlowersEFebruary 14, 19306'2"190PurdueErie, PA USA13
98Steve FochukHB5'8"198Hamilton Jr.4
69Jack GeardingTNovember 19, 19276'5"240Xavier3
84Don HollingsworthHB6'1"215Ottawa Sooners Jr.13
76Pete KarpukHB/E5'11"175Toronto Junior FootballToronto, ON 5
52Stu KennedyG/C6'1"215Queen's6
68John KissellTMay 14, 19236'3"245Boston Col.Nashua, NH USA14
72Alex LawsonQB6'3"185Toronto1
56Gerry LefebvreG5'11"22014
54Benny MacDonnellG/T5'11"190St. Patrick'sOttawa, ON 12
80Tom O'MalleyQB/PJuly 23, 19255'11"185CincinnatiCincinnati, OH 14
95Alex PontonHBJune 26, 19316'1"205McMasterToronto, ON 13
81Gene RobertsHB/KJanuary 20, 19235'11"188Kansas14
61Ed RowlandTFebruary 25, 19306'2"230OklahomaOchelata, OK 9
93Bob RumballHB5'11"185TorontoToronto, ON 11
75Paul SalataEOctober 17, 19266'2"191USCLos Angeles, CA USA4
70Bob SimpsonEApril 20, 19306'0"205Windsor RocketsWindsor, ON 13
69Roy SmithGJanuary 1, 19286'3"230TennesseeKnoxville, TN 8
88Avatus StoneHB/KApril 21, 19316'1"195SyracuseWashington, DC USA13
Joe StracinaG/TJuly 18, 19306'1"230Lakeshore Alouettes Int.Montreal, QC 0
85Hank TamowskiHB/FW5'10"170TorontoKitchener, ON 5
82Howie TurnerHBOctober 13, 19225'11"173North Carolina StateRocky Mountain, NC 14
53Joe UptonT6'2"240TorontoOrillia, ON 11
55Kaye VaughanG/TJune 30, 19316'2"220TulsaConcordia, KS 12
66John WagonerGJune 7, 19236'0"210North Carolina StateGibsonville, NC 14
73John WeltonEDecember 9, 19296'4"230Wake ForestOttawa, ON 14
87Ed YablonskiFW5'11"195DetroitHamilton, ON 14