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1953 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 8-8 16
Finishing 3rd in the CFL's Western Interprovincial Football Union
Postseason: 4-3 Lost Grey Cup
Coach: George Trafton (8-8)
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
1953 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Roster
1953 Winnipeg Blue Bombers Results

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League ended the 1953 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses for 16 points, finishing third in the CFL's Western Interprovincial Football Union. The team compiled a postseason mark of 4-3.

Winnipeg racked up 226 points, while the defense yielded 226. Jack Jacobs passed for 1,924 yards. Bud Grant caught 68 balls for 922 yards.

Lorne Benson rushed for a team-high 563 yards for the Blue Bombers.

Tom Casey seized 7 opponent throws.

George Trafton coached the team. The 1953 Winnipeg Blue Bombers lost in the Grey Cup.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Jack Jacobs25214657.919247.6114.4104.0080.2
Tommy Thompson684363.25117.545.934.4087.3
Joe Zaleski452351.13938.724.436.7068.1
Geoff Crain311548.42227.239.7516.1064.9
Tom Casey6233.3376.200.0116.7016.0
Len Meltzer2150.0178.500.0150.01739.6
Davey West200.
Lorne Benson100.
Tommy Ford100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lorne Benson1245634.516 3
Tom Casey342507.441 0
Ralph McAllister372085.626 1
Len Meltzer402035.120 3
Tommy Ford331464.417 0
Gerry James251204.821 1
Andy Sokol291184.113 1
Ron Kelly21974.612 0
Geoff Crain18502.810 2
Billy Bye11313.013 0
Bud Grant199.00
Dave Skrien210.50
Davey West5-8-1.60
Neill Armstrong1-15-15.00
Jack Jacobs14-27-1.915 0
Joe Zaleski4-29-7.20
Tommy Thompson10-116-11.60
Totals39915834.041 11


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bud Grant6892213.65
Neill Armstrong3866817.67
Tommy Ford3146415.03
Lorne Benson2022511.21
Bud Korchak1828115.61
Andy Sokol121199.91
Tom Casey1010510.52
Len Meltzer7497.00
Davey West6579.50
Keith Pearce56312.60
Ralph McAllister55210.40
Billy Bye3186.00
Gerry Palmer2157.50
Geoff Crain12020.020 0
Ernie Becker11818.018 0
Ron Kelly11717.017 0
Joe Zaleski166.00
Gerry James1-2-2.0-2 0
John Brown070
Totals230310413.520 20


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Bud Korchak312993.519947.4551265952.180061


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Jack Jacobs112444039.6806

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tom Casey514278.429 0
Gerry James383579.420 0
Davey West201296.422 0
Billy Bye11515.015 0
Bud Grant242.00
Tommy Ford100.00
Buddy Tinsley100.00
Ralph McAllister100.00
Totals1159328.129 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Len Meltzer817221.548 0
Tom Casey716022.945 0
Davey West412030.047 0
Ralph McAllister710515.025 0
Gerry James47819.532 0
Lorne Benson44912.220 0
Billy Bye13434.034 0
Andy Sokol12525.025 0
Tommy Ford12424.024 0
Dave Skrien11515.015 0
Ron Kelly144.00
Steve Patrick100.00
Totals4078619.648 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tom Casey77510.751 0
Bud Grant4102.510 0
Neill Armstrong23819.025 0
Ralph McAllister22412.015 0
Geoff Crain2136.513 0
Joe Zaleski200.00
Dave Skrien14545.045 0
Jack Jacobs100.00
Norm Hill100.00
John Brown100.00
Totals232058.951 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Bud Korchak10929566
Neill Armstrong070000035
Bud Grant0500000025
Lorne Benson31000020
Tommy Ford030000015
Len Meltzer30000015
Andy Sokol11000010
Geoff Crain20000010
Tom Casey02000000010
Jack Jacobs000066
Gerry James10000005
Ralph McAllister1000000005


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