1953 Cleveland Browns Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 11-1
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Championship
Coach: Paul Brown (11-1)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1953 Cleveland Browns Roster
1953 Cleveland Browns Results

The Cleveland Browns of the National Football League ended the 1953 season with a record of 11 wins and 1 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The defense proved to be a force, as the Browns surrendered 162 points, lowest in the league. Cleveland netted 348 points. Otto Graham passed for 2,722 yards. Dante Lavelli snagged 45 passes for 783 yards, while Pete Brewster and Ray Renfro were targeted regularly as well.

Ray Renfro ran for a team-leading 352 yards, while Chick Jagade and Billy Reynolds also buoyed the ground attack.

Warren Lahr, Tommy James and Ken Konz each snatched 5 errant tosses from the opposition.

Paul Brown coached the team. The 1953 Cleveland Browns lost in the Championship.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Otto Graham25816764.7272210.6114.393.57099.7
George Ratterman412356.13017.349.800.045111.9
Ray Renfro3133.33612.0133.300.036119.4
Dub Jones100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ray Renfro603525.958 4
Chick Jagade863444.023 4
Billy Reynolds723134.316 3
Ken Carpenter461954.230 3
Marion Motley321615.034 0
Otto Graham431433.321 6
Sherman Howard7426.034 0
Dub Jones31280.910 0
George Ratterman263.00
Totals37915844.258 20


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dante Lavelli4578317.455 6
Ray Renfro3972218.570 4
Pete Brewster3263219.845 4
Dub Jones2437315.558 0
Chick Jagade201939.637 0
Billy Reynolds912013.355 0
Ken Carpenter910912.132 2
Horace Gillom78011.423 0
Marion Motley6477.823 0
Totals191305916.070 16


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Lou Groza403997.5262388.5108


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Horace Gillom63276043.867

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Billy Reynolds181116.228 0
Ray Renfro17533.116 0
Dub Jones177.00
Ken Konz144.00
Ken Carpenter600.00
Totals431754.128 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ken Carpenter1636722.940 0
Billy Reynolds47418.521 0
Marion Motley36020.022 0
Walt Michaels24020.022 0
Don Steinbrunner12323.023 0
Gene Donaldson177.00
Sherman Howard166.00
Chuck Noll122.00
George Young100.00
Totals3057919.340 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Warren Lahr511923.842 0
Tommy James5214.211 0
Ken Konz5153.00
Ken Gorgal4256.219 0
Tommy Thompson2136.50
Walt Michaels13434.034 1
Tom Catlin11616.016 0
Sherman Howard133.00
Len Ford100.00
Totals252469.842 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Lou Groza23390108
Ray Renfro440100054
Otto Graham600036
Dante Lavelli600036
Ken Carpenter320000030
Chick Jagade4000024
Pete Brewster400024
Billy Reynolds300000018
Walt Michaels010006
Tommy James010006
Jerry Helluin10006


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