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1953 Draft

1953 NFL Draft & Order

The 1953 NFL Draft consisted of 29 rounds with a total of 101 players drafted. The top pick was Harry Babcock out of Georgia drafted by the San Francisco 49ers. Of the 11 players selected in the first round 6 played offense and 5 played defense. Texas had the most players selected in the first round of the 1953 draft with 2. Some of the top drafted players were Alex Webster (drafted by the Washington Redskins in Round 11), John Henry Johnson (drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Round 2), Jim Root (drafted by the Chicago Cardinals in Round 23), Rudy Bukich (drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in Round 2) and Ted Marchibroda (drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in Round 1). View all of the players selected in the 1953 NFL Draft round by round.
1953 NFL Draft
Round 1
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
1 Harry Babcock DL Georgia San Francisco 49ers
Billy Anderson DB Compton CC CA Chicago Bears
Doug Atkins DL Tennessee Cleveland Browns
Johnny Olszewski RB California Chicago Cardinals
Ted Marchibroda QB Detroit Pittsburgh Steelers
Harley Sewell OL Texas Detroit Lions
Tom Stolhandske DL Texas San Francisco 49ers
Billy Vessels RB Oklahoma Baltimore Colts
Jack Scarbath QB Maryland Washington Redskins
Al Carmichael RB USC Green Bay Packers
Ed Barker DL Washington State Los Angeles Rams
Round 2
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Zeke Bratkowski QB Georgia Chicago Bears
Billy Reynolds RB Pittsburgh Cleveland Browns
John Henry Johnson RB Arizona State Pittsburgh Steelers
Dick Modzelewski DL Maryland Washington Redskins
Bernie Flowers DL Purdue Baltimore Colts
Rudy Bukich QB USC Los Angeles Rams
Jim Psaltis DB USC Chicago Cardinals
Gene Gedman RB Indiana Detroit Lions
Round 3
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bill Forester LB Southern Methodist Green Bay Packers
Gene Donaldson OL Kentucky Cleveland Browns
Bob St. Clair OL Tulsa San Francisco 49ers
Don Johnson RB California Philadelphia Eagles
Buck McPhail K Oklahoma Baltimore Colts
Marv Matuszak LB Tulsa Pittsburgh Steelers
Bob Fry OL Kentucky Los Angeles Rams
Paul Dekker DL Michigan State Washington Redskins
Fred Bruney DB Ohio State Cleveland Browns
Round 4
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ed Fullerton DB Maryland San Francisco 49ers
Edward Douglas OL Florida New York Giants
Lloyd Colteryahn DL Maryland Pittsburgh Steelers
George Mrkonic OL Kansas Philadelphia Eagles
Don Boll OL Nebraska Washington Redskins
Gib Dawson RB Texas Green Bay Packers
Charlie Ane OL USC Detroit Lions
Round 5
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Bob Gaona DL Wake Forest Pittsburgh Steelers
Tom Scott DL Virginia Los Angeles Rams
Bob Van Doren DL USC Cleveland Browns
Roger Zatkoff DL Michigan Green Bay Packers
Buford Long RB Florida New York Giants
Jack Little OL Texas A&M Baltimore Colts
Eddie Bell DB Pennsylvania Philadelphia Eagles
Hal Miller OL Georgia Tech San Francisco 49ers
Stan Jones OL Maryland Chicago Bears
Round 6
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tony Curcillo DB Ohio State Chicago Cardinals
Don Steinbrunner OL Washington State Cleveland Browns
Ollie Spencer OL Kansas Detroit Lions
Jimmy Sears DB USC Baltimore Colts
Bob Peviani LB USC New York Giants
Tom Higgins OL North Carolina Chicago Cardinals
Kline Gilbert OL Mississippi Chicago Bears
Art DeCarlo DB Georgia Chicago Bears
Round 7
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Gene Filipski RB Villanova Cleveland Browns
Paul Carr LB Houston San Francisco 49ers
Don Bingham RB Sul Ross State Chicago Bears
Bucky McElroy RB Southern Mississippi Chicago Bears
Joe Schmidt LB Pittsburgh Detroit Lions
Jim Ringo OL Syracuse Green Bay Packers
John Alderton DL Maryland Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 8
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Lew Carpenter RB Arkansas Detroit Lions
Carlton Massey DL Texas Cleveland Browns
John Kreamcheck DL William & Mary Chicago Bears
Bob Morgan DL Maryland Los Angeles Rams
Doug Hogland OL Oregon State San Francisco 49ers
Jerry Watford DL Alabama Chicago Cardinals
Jess Richardson DL Alabama Philadelphia Eagles
Round 9
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Hal Ledyard QB Tennessee-Chattanooga San Francisco 49ers
Brad Myers RB Bucknell Los Angeles Rams
Avatus Stone RB Syracuse Chicago Cardinals
Round 10
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Tom Brookshier DB Colorado Philadelphia Eagles
Round 11
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Joe Johnson RB Boston College Green Bay Packers
Alex Webster RB North Carolina State Washington Redskins
Round 12
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Joe Matesic OL Arizona State New York Giants
Buzz Nutter OL Virginia Tech Washington Redskins
Round 13
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Galen Fiss LB Kansas Cleveland Browns
Larry Strickland OL North Texas Chicago Bears
Frank McPhee DB Princeton Chicago Cardinals
Round 14
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Harland Carl RB Wisconsin Chicago Bears
Round 15
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Johnny Carson DL Georgia Cleveland Browns
Willie Irvin DL Florida A&M Philadelphia Eagles
Ralph Jecha OL Northwestern Chicago Bears
Dave Suminski OL Wisconsin Washington Redskins
Ted Topor LB Michigan Detroit Lions
Nick Chickillo OL Miami (Fla.) Chicago Cardinals
Round 16
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Johnny Hatley OL Sul Ross State Chicago Bears
Round 17
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Harland Svare LB Washington State Los Angeles Rams
Round 18
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ed Mioduszewski QB William & Mary Detroit Lions
Round 19
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jack Ellena OL UCLA Los Angeles Rams
Paul Held QB San Jose State Detroit Lions
Round 20
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Chuck Noll OL Dayton Cleveland Browns
Round 21
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Ken Bahnsen RB North Texas San Francisco 49ers
Round 22
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Pete Retzlaff TE South Dakota State Detroit Lions
Round 23
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Carl Karilivacz DB Syracuse Detroit Lions
Jim Root QB Miami (Ohio) Chicago Cardinals
Round 24
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Monte Brethauer DB Oregon Baltimore Colts
Round 25
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
John Michels OL Tennessee Philadelphia Eagles
Round 26
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Jack McClairen DL Bethune-Cookman Pittsburgh Steelers
Round 27
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Rosey Brown OL Morgan State New York Giants
Round 28
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Joe Ramona OL Santa Clara New York Giants
Round 29
Selection Player Position CollegeDrafted By
Al Barry OL USC Green Bay Packers
Lou Tepe OL Duke Pittsburgh Steelers

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