1953 Pittsburgh Steelers Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 6-6
Finishing 4th in the NFL's East Division
Coach: Joe Bach (6-6)
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1953 Pittsburgh Steelers Statistics
1953 Pittsburgh Steelers Results

The Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League ended the 1953 season with a record of 6 wins and 6 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's East Division.

Pittsburgh scored 211 points, while the defense surrendered 263. Fran Rogel carried the ball for a team-best 527 yards for the Steelers, and Lynn Chandnois also aided the ground game.

Jim Finks passed for 1,484 yards. Elbie Nickel paced pass catchers, grabbing 62 passes for 743 yards.

Jack Butler picked off 9 opponent throws.

Joe Bach coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
83John AldertonDESeptember 5, 19316'1"200MarylandCumberland, MD 100
89Ed BarkerLEMay 31, 19316'3"196Washington St.Dillon, MT USA60
75Nick BolkovacKMarch 20, 19286'1"230PittsburghMcKees Rocks, PA USA120
18Pat BradyPSeptember 7, 19266'1"195BradleySeattle, WA USA120
27Jim BrandtDB-HBMay 19, 19296'1"205St. ThomasFargo, ND USA120
80Jack ButlerRDHNovember 12, 19276'1"200St. BonaventurePittsburgh, PA USA120
35Tom CalvinHBJune 13, 19266'0"200AlabamaAthens, AL USA100
49Lynn ChandnoisKRFebruary 24, 19256'2"198Michigan St.Fayette, MI USA120
26Art DeCarloLDHMarch 23, 19316'2"196GeorgiaYoungstown, OH USA120
60Dale DodrillMGFebruary 27, 19266'1"215Colorado St.Stockton, KS USA120
39Leo ElterFB-HBOctober 21, 19295'10"201DuquesnePittsburgh, PA USA120
78Lou FerryLDTDecember 1, 19276'2"244VillanovaChester, PA USA120
7Jim FinksQBAugust 31, 19275'11"180TulsaSt. Louis, MO USA119
57Dick FlanaganLLBOctober 31, 19266'0"216Ohio St.Sidney, OH USA120
34Ed FullertonDBApril 7, 19315'10"190MarylandPittsburgh, PA USA10
72Bob GaonaLTJanuary 3, 19316'3"243Wake ForestAmbridge, PA USA120
76Bill HegartyDE-TJune 30, 19316'4"240GeorgiaMedford, MA USA10
24Claude HippsRSApril 21, 19276'1"189GeorgiaHazlehurst, GA USA50
63Darrell HoganLB-GJuly 2, 19265'10"210BaylorSan Antonio, TX USA120
65George HughesRTAugust 19, 19256'1"225William & MaryNorfolk, VA USA120
13Bill MackridesQBJuly 8, 19255'11"182Nevada-RenoPhiladelphia, PA USA43
17Ted MarchibrodaQBMarch 15, 19315'10"178St. BonaventureFranklin, PA USA40
25Ray MathewsLHFebruary 26, 19296'0"185ClemsonDayton, PA USA120
56Marv MatuszakRLBSeptember 12, 19316'3"232TulsaSouth Bend, IN USA120
64Marv McFaddenRGJanuary 18, 19306'0"223Michigan St.Columbus Junction, MI USA120
84Bill McPeakRDEJuly 24, 19266'1"208Notre DameNew Castle, PA USA120
81Elbie NickelREDecember 28, 19226'1"196CincinnatiFullerton, KY USA120
77Tom PalmerDTAugust 12, 19296'2"240Wake Forest110
33Fran RogelFBDecember 12, 19275'11"203California (PA)North Braddock, PA USA120
66John SchwederLGDecember 23, 19276'1"224PennsylvaniaBethlehem, PA USA120
70Ernie StautnerRDTApril 20, 19256'1"230Boston Col.Prinzing-by-Cham, Germany110
88George SulimaE-DEFebruary 27, 19286'2"200Boston Univ.New Britain, CT USA100
82George TarasovicLDEMay 6, 19306'4"245Boston Col.Granville, NY USA120
61Lou TepeC-LBJune 18, 19306'2"208DukeNorth Bergen, NJ USA100
56Bill WalshCSeptember 8, 19276'2"230Notre DamePhillipsburg, NJ USA120