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1953 Drafted Running Backs

There were 19 Running Backs drafted in the 1953 NFL draft. The highest drafted RB was Johnny Olszewski drafted in round 1 out of California by the Chicago Cardinals. Some of the 1953 drafted Running Backs were Billy Vessels drafted in round 1 out of Oklahoma by the Baltimore Colts, Al Carmichael drafted in round 1 out of USC by the Green Bay Packers, Billy Reynolds drafted in round 2 out of Pittsburgh by the Cleveland Browns, Gene Gedman drafted in round 2 out of Indiana by the Detroit Lions, John Henry Johnson drafted in round 2 out of Arizona State by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Don Johnson drafted in round 3 out of California by the Philadelphia Eagles, Gib Dawson drafted in round 4 out of Texas by the Green Bay Packers, Buford Long drafted in round 5 out of Florida by the New York Giants and Bucky McElroy drafted in round 7 out of Southern Mississippi by the Chicago Bears. View all of the Running Backs selected in the 1953 Draft.
1953 Drafted Running Backs
Round Selection Player College Drafted By
1   Johnny Olszewski   California   Chicago Cardinals
1   Billy Vessels   Oklahoma   Baltimore Colts
1   Al Carmichael   USC   Green Bay Packers
2   Billy Reynolds   Pittsburgh   Cleveland Browns
2   John Henry Johnson   Arizona State   Pittsburgh Steelers
2   Gene Gedman   Indiana   Detroit Lions
3   Don Johnson   California   Philadelphia Eagles
4   Gib Dawson   Texas   Green Bay Packers
5   Buford Long   Florida   New York Giants
7   Gene Filipski   Villanova   Cleveland Browns
7   Don Bingham   Sul Ross State   Chicago Bears
7   Bucky McElroy   Southern Mississippi   Chicago Bears
8   Lew Carpenter   Arkansas   Detroit Lions
9   Brad Myers   Bucknell   Los Angeles Rams
9   Avatus Stone   Syracuse   Chicago Cardinals
11   Joe Johnson   Boston College   Green Bay Packers
11   Alex Webster   North Carolina State   Washington Redskins
14   Harland Carl   Wisconsin   Chicago Bears
21   Ken Bahnsen   North Texas   San Francisco 49ers
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