1953 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-2
Finishing 1st in the NFL's West Division
Postseason: 1-0 Won Championship
Coach: Buddy Parker (10-2)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1953 Detroit Lions Roster
1953 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1953 season with a record of 10 wins and 2 losses, finishing first in the NFL's West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-0.

The Lions scored 271 points, and the solid defense yielded 205. Bob Hoernschemeyer rushed for a team-leading 482 yards for Detroit.

Bobby Layne threw for 2,088 yards. Doak Walker topped all receivers, hauling in 30 balls for 502 yards. Leon Hart and Bob Hoernschemeyer provided receiving help, too.

The opportunistic defense led the way with 53 turnovers. Jack Christiansen snatched 12 opponent throws.

Buddy Parker coached the team. The 1953 Detroit Lions won the Championship.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Bobby Layne27312545.820887.6165.9217.79759.6
Tom Dublinski301446.71745.800.0516.72625.6
Doak Walker7342.9314.4114.300.02395.8
Bob Hoernschemeyer5240.0163.2120.0120.0848.8
Jug Girard100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bob Hoernschemeyer1014824.849 7
Bobby Layne873433.923 0
Doak Walker663375.150 2
Gene Gedman832553.127 3
Ollie Cline421694.031 0
Jug Girard19733.817 0
Bob Smith6518.530 0
Tom Dublinski6396.517 0
Lew Carpenter7243.413 0
Yale Lary12121.021 0
Pat Harder8212.610 0
Leon Hart122.00
Totals42718174.350 12


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Doak Walker3050216.783 3
Leon Hart2547218.949 7
Bob Hoernschemeyer2328212.335 2
Cloyce Box1640325.297 2
Dorne Dibble1627417.147 3
Gene Gedman141218.625 0
Ollie Cline1012612.628 1
Jim Doran67512.530 0
Jug Girard22412.015 0
Pat Harder11919.019 0
Bob Smith11111.011 0
Totals144230916.097 18


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Doak Walker292793.1191263.263
Jim Martin44100.04250.010


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Bob Smith40164741.257
Yale Lary28111239.761

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Yale Lary131158.874 1
Jug Girard9869.641 0
Jack Christiansen8222.810 0
Gene Gedman4102.50
Joe Schmidt100.00
Totals352336.774 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jug Girard925228.085 0
Jack Christiansen1018318.334 0
Lew Carpenter817221.530 0
Doak Walker413934.854 0
Yale Lary611619.333 0
Gene Gedman24723.525 0
Bob Hoernschemeyer11010.010 0
Dick Stanfel144.00
Les Bingaman133.00
Ollie Cline100.00
Totals4392621.585 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jack Christiansen1223819.892 1
Yale Lary59819.632 0
LaVern Torgeson5275.410 0
Jim David45012.521 0
Bob Smith311939.773 0
Joe Schmidt25125.530 0
Lew Carpenter17373.073 1
Harley Sewell144.00
Thurman McGraw122.00
Les Bingaman111.00
Bob Miller100.00
Jim Martin100.00
Sonny Gandee100.00
Totals3866317.492 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Doak Walker2301227093
Bob Hoernschemeyer72000054
Leon Hart0700042
Dorne Dibble300018
Gene Gedman300000018
Cloyce Box200012
Jim Martin024010
Yale Lary01000006
Jack Christiansen0010006
Ollie Cline0100006
Lew Carpenter0010006


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