1953 National Football League Draft

January 22, 1953

Round. Last Name, First Name, Position, College, Selected Overall

Baltimore Colts
1. Vessels, Billy, B, Oklahoma, 2
2. Flowers, Bernie, E, Purdue, 14
3. McPhail, Buck, B, Oklahoma, 26
4. Catlin, Tom, C, Oklahoma, 38
5. Little, Jack, T, Texas A&M, 50
6. Sears, Jim, B, USC, 62
7. Athey, Bill, G, Baylor, 74
8. Prewett, Jim, T, Tulsa, 86
9. Blair, Bob, E, TCU, 98
10. Cole, John, B, Arkansas, 110
11. Rossi, Gene, B, Cincinnati, 122
12. Vaughn, Kaye, G, Tulsa, 134
13. Morehead, Bobby, B, Georgia Tech, 146
14. Continetti, Frank, G, George Washington, 158
15. Sutton, Buddy, B, Arkansas, 170
16. Currin, Jim, E, Dayton, 182
17. Rambour, George, T, Dartmouth, 194
18. Labat, LeRoy, B, LSU, 206
19. Powell, Bill, B, California, 218
20. Russo, Pete, T, Indiana, 230
21. Kirby, Frank, T, Bucknell, 242
22. Gish, Merlin, C, Kansas, 254
23. Housepian, Mike, G, Tulane, 266
24. Brethauer, Monte, E, Oregon, 278
25. Szombathy, Joe, E, Syracuse, 290
26. Prescott, Scott, C, Minnesota, 302
27. Graves, Ray, B, Texas A&M, 314
28. Sabol, Joe, B, UCLA, 326
29. Alessandrini, Jack, G, Notre Dame, 338
30. Roche, Tom, T, Northwestern, 350

Chicago Bears
1. Anderson, Billy, B, Compton J.C., 6
2. Bratkowski, Zeke, QB, Georgia, 17 F
3. Rowekamp, Bill, B, Army, Missouri, 30
4. Koch, Joe, B, Wake Forest, 41
5. Jones, Stan, T, Maryland, 54 F
6. DeCarlo, Art, B, Georgia, 65
Gilbert, Kline, T, Mississippi [from SF], 68
7. McElroy, Bucky, B, Southern Miss [from Was], 75
Bingham, Don, B, Sul Ross, 78
8. Kreamcheck, John, T, William & Mary, 89
9. Ashley, Bruno, T, East Texas State, 102
10. Moore, Jimmy, B, Florida A&M, 113
11 Charney, Ralph, B, Kentucky [from Pit], 125
Slowey, Jim, C, Georgetown (Wash., DC), 126
12. Lawrence, Jim, T, Duke, 137
13. Strickland, Larry, C, North Texas State, 150
14. Carl, Harland, B, Wisconsin, 161
15. Jecha, Ralph, G, Northwestern, 174
16. Hatley, John, T, Sul Ross, 185
17. Beal, Bob, E, California, 198
18. Shirley, Jim, B, Clemson, 209
19. Byrus, Bill, T, Iowa State, 222
20. Mahin, Tom, T, Purdue, 233
21. Martin, Wayne, E, TCU, 246
22. Wood, Wayne, T, Memphis State, 257
23. Mask, Jim, E, Mississippi, 270
24. Hatcher, Paul, C, Arkansas City J.C., 281
25. Pickard, Clyde, G, Wake Forest, 294
26. Evans, Bob, T, Pennsylvania, 305
27. Wahlin, Marvin, B, Arizona State, 318
28. Caldwell, Jim, T, Tennessee State, 329
29. Lewis, Jack, E, Wake Forest, 342
30. Brehany, Bill, QB, Virginia Military, 353

Chicago Cardinals
1 Olszewski, Johnny, B, California, 4
2. Psaltis, Jim, B, USC, 15
3. Samuels, Dale, QB, Purdue, 28
4. Martin, Gerdes (Buck), E, Georgia Tech, 39
5. Shalosky, Bill, G, Cincinnati, 52
6. Curcillo, Tony, B, Ohio State, 63
Higgins, Tom, T, North Carolina [from Phi], 70
7. Choice to Philadelphia
8. Watford, Jerry, G, Alabama, 87
9. Husmann, Ed, G, Nebraska [from Was], 99
Stone, Avatus, B, Syracuse, 100
10. Berndt, Charley, T, Wisconsin, 111
11. Woodsum, Ed, E, Yale, 124
12. Spaulding, Chuck, B, Wyoming, 135
13. McPhee, Frank, E, Princeton [from Was], 147
Morris, Ronnie, B, Tulsa, 148
14. Sprague, Dick, B, Washington, 159
15. Chickillo, Nick, G, Miami, 172
16. Lear, Jimmy, B, Mississippi, 183
17. Heninger, Earl, B, Purdue, 196
18. Yukica, Joe, E, Penn State, 207
19. Donahue, Tom, C, Wake Forest, 220
20. D'Errico, Len, G, Boston U., 231
21. Curtis, Joe, E, Alabama, 244
22. Lokovsek, Hal, T, Washington State, 255
23. Root, Jim, B, Miami (OH), 268
24. Glass, Brad, G, Princeton, 279
25. Sullivan, Haywood, B, Florida, 292
26. Ringe, Don, T, Idaho, 303
27. Brocato, C.O., C, Baylor, 316
28. Prokopiak, Mike, B, New Mexico, 327
29. Wrightenberry, Earl, T, Clemson, 340
30. Gaudreau, Bill, B, Notre Dame, 351

Cleveland Browns
1. Atkins, Doug, T, Tennessee, 11
2. Reynolds, Billy, B, Pittsburgh, 23
3. Bruney, Fred, B, Ohio State, 35
Donaldson, Gene, G, Kentucky [from Det], 37
4. Tamburo, Dick, C, Michigan State, 47
5. Van Doren, Bob, E, USC, 59
6. Steinbrunner, Don, E, Washington State, 71
7. Filipski, Gene, B, Army, Villanova, 83 F
8. Massey, Carlton, E, Texas, 95 F
9. McNamara, Bob, B, Minnesota, 107
10. Natali, Elmo, B, California (PA), 119
11. Hilinski, Dick, T, Ohio State, 131 F
12. Willhoite, Elmer, G, USC, 143
13. Fiss, Galen, B, Kansas, 155
14. Nagler, Gern, E, Santa Clara, 167
15. Carson, Johnny, E, Georgia, 179 F
16. Kuykendall, Eric, B, Illinois, 191
17. Bean, George, B, Utah, 203
18. Batten, Dick, T, Pacific, 215
19. Cain, Tom, G, Colorado, 227
20. Noll, Chuck, T, Dayton, 239
21. Crockett, Bill, G, Rice, 251
22. Looper, Byrd, B, Duke, 263
23. Kent, Ronnie, B, Tulane, 275
24. Labenda, John, T, Wittenberg, 287
25. Ellis, Jim, B, Michigan State, 299
26. Hoag, Charley, B, Kansas, 311
27. Sisco, Jack, C, Baylor, 323
28. Verkirk, Ray, T, North Texas State, 335
29. Hobson, Clell, B, Alabama, 347
30. Myers, Andy, G, Tennessee, 358

Detroit Lions
1. Sewell, Harley, G, Texas, 13
2. Gedman, Gene, B, Indiana, 25
3. Choice to Cleveland
4. Ane, Charlie, T, USC, 49
5. Choice to Philadelphia
6. Spencer, Ollie, T, Kansas, 73
7. Schmidt, Joe, C, Pittsburgh, 85
8. Carpenter, Lew, B, Arkansas, 97
9. McCormick, Carlton, C, TCU, 109
10. Gaskin, Dreher, E, Clemson, 121
11. Messenger, Elmer, G, Washington State, 133
12. Spencer, Larry, B, Wake Forest, 145
13. Thomas, Bob, E, Washington & Lee, 157
14. Barger, Jack, T, New Mexico, 169
15. Topor, Ted, B, Michigan, 181
16. Volonnino, Bob, G, Army, Villanova, 193
17. Green, Ray, T, Duke, 205
18. Mioduszewski, Ed, B, William & Mary, 217
19. Held, Paul, B, San Diego State, 229 F
20. Hart, Gerry, T, Army, Mississippi State, 241
21. Tata, Bob, B, Virginia, 253
22. Retzlaff, Pete, B, South Dakota State, 265
23. Karilivacz, Carl, B, Syracuse, 277
24. Grant, Truett, T, Duke, 289
25. Brown, Marv, B, East Texas State, 301
26. Dooley, Jim, C, Penn State, 313
27. Parker, Jackie, B, Mississippi State, 325 +
28. Pepper, Laurin, B, Southern Mississippi, 337 +
29. Rector, Harley, T, Wayne State (NE), 349
30. Maus, Hal, E, Montana, 360

Green Bay Packers
1. Carmichael, Al, B, USC, 7
2. Reich, Gil, B, Army, Kansas, 19
3. Forester, Bill, T, SMU, 31
4. Dawson, Gib, B, Texas, 43
5. Zatkoff, Roger, T, Michigan, 55
6. Kennedy, Bob, G, Wisconsin, 67
7. Ringo, Jim, C, Syracuse, 79
8. Hargrove, Lauren, B, Georgia, 91
9. Harrawood, Floyd, T, Tulsa, 103
10. Rimkus, Vic, G, Holy Cross, 115
11. Johnson, Joe, B, Boston College, 127 F
12. Curran, Dick, B, Arizona State, 139
13. Orders, Bob, C, Army, West Virginia, 151
14. Wrenn, Charley, T, TCU, 163
15. Helwig, Gene, B, Tulsa, 175
16. Hlay, John, B, Ohio State, 187
17. Georges, Bill, E, Texas, 199
18. Philbee, Jim, B, Bradley, 211
19. Lucky, Bill, T, Baylor, 223 +
20. Harville, John, B, TCU, 235
21. Conway, Bob, B, Alabama, 247
22. Turnbeaugh, Bill, T, Auburn, 259
23. Murray, Bill, E, American International, 271
24. Haslam, Jim, T, Tennessee, 283
25. Jones, Ike, E, UCLA, 295
26. Bozanic, George, B, USC, 307
27. McConaughey, Jim, E, Houston, 319
28. Jordan, Zack, B, Colorado, 331
29. O'Brien, Henry, G, Boston College, 343
30. Barry, Al, G, USC, 355

Los Angeles Rams
1. Moomaw, Donn, C, UCLA [from Phi], 9
Barker, Ed, E, Washington State, 12
2. Bukich, Rudy, B, USC, 24
3. Fry, Bob, T, Kentucky, 36
4. Roberts, Willie, E, Tulsa, 48
5. Scott, Tom, E, Virginia, 60
6. Miller, Paul, T, LSU [from Was], 64 F
Waugh, Howie, B, Tulsa, 72
7. Reynolds, Bobby, B, Nebraska, 84
8. Morgan, Bob, T, Maryland, 96 F
9. Myers, Brad, B, Bucknell, 108
10. Lakos, Mick, B, Vanderbilt, 120
11. Bailey, Jim, B, Miami (OH), 132
12. Doud, Chuck, G, UCLA, 144
13. Matto, Andy, T, Cincinnati, 156
14. James, Frank, G, Houston, 168
15. Carroll, Tom, B, Oklahoma, 180
16. DeLoe, Ben, T, Mississippi State, 192
17. Svare, Harland, E, Washington State, 204
18. Jones, Lew, T, Wabash, 216
19. Ellena, Jack, T, UCLA, 228 F
20. Morford, Bob, B, College of Idaho, 240
21. Gordon, Dick, T, Toledo, 252
22. Porter, George, T, Southwest Texas State, 264
23. Willoughby, Larry, B, Fresno State, 276
24. Gudmundson, Marlow, B, North Dakota State, 288
25. Clemens, Ed, C, Dayton, 300
26. Yourkowski, Louie, T, Washington, 312
27. Welsh, Lou, C, USC, 324
28. Murray, Jim, T, Montana, 336
29. Lewis, Ray, E, Boise J.C., 348
30. Phren, Fritz, B, College of the Ozarks, 359

New York Giants
1. Marlow, Bobby, B, Alabama, 8
2. Crowder, Eddie, QB, Oklahoma, 22
3. Roberts, Cal, T, Gustavus Adolphus, 33
4. Douglas, Everett, T, Florida, 44
5. Long, Buford, B, Florida, 58
6. Peviani, Bob, G, USC, 69
7. Branby, Don, E, Colorado, 80
8. Beck, Don, B, Army, Notre Dame, 94
9. Gray, Jim, B, Panola J.C., 105
10. Cooper, Darrow, E, Texas A&M [from Was], 112
Maloy, Charlie, QB, Holy Cross, 116
11. Ruehl, Jim, C, Ohio State, 130
12. Matesic, Joe, T, Arizona State, 141
13. McShulski, Jack, E, Army, Kansas State, 152
14. Hall, J.L., B, Florida, 166
15. Bowman, Dick, G, Oklahoma, 177
16. Skyinskus, Bill, G, Syracuse, 188
17. Rhoden, Don, C, Rice, 202
18. Suwall, Phil, B, Western Maryland, 213
19. Lehman, Hal, T, Southern Mississippi, 224
20. Christiansen, Dick, E, Arizona, 238
21. Bullard, Gene, T, Louisiana College, 249
22. Kelley, Mike, E, Florida, 260
23. Kukowski, Ted, C, Navy, Syracuse, 274
24. Kubes, Charley, G, Minnesota, 285
25. Drake, Dan, B, Rice, 296
26. Wetzel, Bill, B, Syracuse, 310
27. Brown, Roosevelt (Rosey), T, Morgan State, 321
28. Ramona, Joe, G, Santa Clara, 332
29. Griffis, Bob, G, Furman, 346
30. Canakes, Stavros, G, Minnesota, 356

Philadelphia Eagles
1. Choice to LA Rams
2. Conway, Al, B, Army, William Jewell, 20
3. Johnson, Don, B, California, 34
4. Mrkonic, George, G, Kansas, 45
5. Bell, Eddie, E, Pennsylvania, 56
Smith, Rex, E, Illinois [from Det], 61
6. Choice to Chi. Cardinals
7. Erickson, Jack, T, Army, Beloit [from ChiC], 76
Malavasi, Ray, G, Army, Mississippi State, 81
8. Richardson, Jess, T, Alabama, 92
9. French, Roger, E, Minnesota, 106
10. Brookshier, Tom, B, Colorado, 117
11. Pollard, Bob, B, Penn State, 128
12. Porter, George, T, San Jose State, 142
13. Westort, Ray, G, Utah, 153
14. Bailey, Roy, B, Tulane, 164
15. Irvin, Willie, E, Florida A&M, 178
16. Wallace, Bud, B, North Carolina, 189
17. Rados, Tony, B, Penn State, 200
18. Trauth, Marv T, Mississippi, 214
19. Bachouros, Pete, B, lllinois, 225
20. Arns, Rollie, C, Iowa State, 236
21. Brooks, Hal, T, Washington & Lee, 250
22. LeClaire, Laurie, B, Michigan, 261
23. Knox, Jeff, E, Georgia Tech, 272
24. Romero, Eli, B, Wichita State, 286
25. Michels, Johnny, G, Tennessee, 297
26. Achziger, Harvey, T, Colorado State, 308
27. Hersh, Earl, B, West Chester, 322
28. Gratson, Joe, B, Penn State, 333
29. Paolone, Ralph, B, Kentucky, 344
30. Hren, Chuck, B, Northwestern, 357

Pittsburgh Steelers
1. Marchibroda, Ted, QB, Detroit, 5
2. Johnson, John Henry, B, Arizona State, 18
3. Matuszak, Marv, T, Tulsa, 29
4. Colteryahn, Lloyd, E, Maryland, 42
5. Gaona, Bob, T, Wake Forest, 53
6. Barton, Tom, G, Clemson, 66
7. Alderton, John, E, Maryland, 77
8. Perry, Lowell, E, Michigan, 90
9. Sarnese, Pat, T, Temple, 101
10. Holohan, Frank, T, Tennessee, 114
11. Choice to Chi. Bears
12. Robertson, Jerry, B, Kansas, 138
13. Davis, Leo, E, Bradley, 149
14. Montgomery, Charley, T, Mississippi, 162
15. O'Neil, Bob, E, Notre Dame, 173
16. Zachary, John, B, Miami (OH), 186
17. Quinn, Reed, B, Florida, 197
18. Holben, Carl, T, Duke, 210
19. Williams, Jim, B, Louisville, 221
20. Hayley, Will Lee, E, Auburn, 234
21. Earley, Don, G, South Carolina, 245
22. O'Connor, Ed, T, Maryland, 258
23. Correll, Ray, G, Kentucky, 269
24. Schneidenbach, Bob, B, Miami (FL), 282
25. Hampel, Vic, E, Houston, 293
26. McClairen, Jack (Goose), E, Beth.-Cookman, 306
27. Delaney, Jack, B, Cincinnati, 317
28. Cimini, Joe, T, Mississippi State, 330
29. Massaro, Art, B, Washington & Jefferson, 341
30. Tepe, Lou, C, Duke, 354

San Francisco 49ers
BONUS CHOICE: Babcock, Harry, E, Georgia, 1
1. Stolhanske, Tom, E, Texas, 10
2. Morris, George, C, Georgia Tech, 21
3. St Clair, Bob, T, San Francisco, 32
4. Fullerton, Ed, B, Maryland, 46
5. Miller, Hal, T, Georgia Tech, 57
6. Choice to Chi. Bears
7. Carr, Paul, B, Houston, 82 +
8. Hogland, Doug, T, Oregon State, 93
9. Ledyard, Hal, B, Tennessee-Chattanooga, 104
10. Brown, Pete, G, Georgia Tech, 118
11. Charlton, Al, B, Washington State, 129
12. Leach, Carson (Red), G, Duke, 140
13. Earley, Bill, B, Washington, 154
14. Fletcher, Tom, B, Arizona State, 165
15. Genthner, Charley, T, Texas, 176
16. Durig, Fred, E, Bowling Green, 190
17. Latham, Hugh, T, San Diego State, 201
18. Wacholz, Stan, E, San Jose State, 212
19. DuClos, King, T, Texas-El Paso, 226
20. Huizinga, Ray, T, Northwestern, 237
21. Bahnsen, Ken, E, North Texas State, 248
22. Robbins, Laverne, G, Midwestern State (TX), 262
23. Hunt, Travis, T, Alabama, 273
24. Morgan, Ed, B, Tennessee, 284
25. Stockert, Ernie, E, UCLA, 298
26. Cooper, Harley, B, Arizona State, 309
27. McCleod, Ralph, E, LSU, 320
28. Novikoff, Tom, B, Oregon, 334
29. Stillwell, Don, E, USC, 345

Washington Redskins
1. Scarbath, Jack, B, Maryland, 3
2. Modzelewski, Dick, T, Maryland, 16
3. Dekker, Paul, E, Michigan State, 27
4. Boll, Don, G, Nebraska, 40
5. Carras, Nick, B, Missouri, 51
6. Choice to LA Rams
7. Choice to Chi. Bears
8. Weidensaul, Lew, E, Maryland, 88
9. Choice to Chi. Cardinals
10. Choice to NY Giants
11. Webster Alex, B, North Carolina State, 123
12. Nutter, Madison (Buzz), C, Virginia Tech, 136
13. Choice to Chi. Cardinals
14. Timmerman, Ed, B, Michigan State, 160
15. Suminski, Dave, T, Wisconsin, 171
16. Slay, Jim, E, Mississippi, 184
17. Haner, Bob, B, Villanova, 195
18. Turner, Jim, B, Texas Tech, 208
19. Flyzik, Tom, T, George Washington, 219
20. Link, Bill, G, Wake Forest, 232
21. Dublinski, Jim, C, Utah, 243
22. Pucci, Ed, G, USC, 256
23. Bierne, Ed, E Detroit, 267
24. Butterworth, Stan, B, Bucknell, 280
25. Hurd, Art, G, Maryland, 291
26. Ashcratt, Walt, T, USC, 304
27. Zanetti, John, T, John Carroll, 315
28. Buckley, Bob, B, USC, 328
29. Shires, Pat, B, Tennessee, 339
30. Mathias, Bob, B, Stanford, 352