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1953 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Roster

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Record: 9-2-1, .792 W-L% (13th of 110) ▪ Rank: 8th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SEC  ▪ Conference Record: 4-1-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bobby Dodd (9-2-1)

PS/G: 24.0 (14th of 110) ▪ PA/G: 9.2 (8th of 110)
SRS: 12.52 (15th of 110) ▪ SOS: 1.52 (52nd of 110)

Bowl Game: Won Sugar Bowl 42-19 versus West Virginia


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  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Pepper Rodgers* QB 51 Cmp, 85 Att, 643 Yds, 7 TD
Wade Mitchell QB 25 Cmp, 81 Att, 375 Yds, 3 TD
Leon Hardeman* RB 69 Att, 401 Yds, 5.8 Avg
Billy Teas* RB 111 Att, 554 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Glenn Turner* RB 91 Att, 374 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Joe Hall RB
John Hunsinger RB
Dave Davis* WR 12 Rec, 124 Yds, 10.3 Avg
Sam Hensley* WR 15 Rec, 244 Yds, 16.3 Avg
Jimmy Durham WR
Henry Hair WR 16 Rec, 187 Yds, 11.7 Avg
Franklin Brooks* OL
Roger Frey* OL
Larry Morris* OL
Bob Sherman* OL
Orville Vereen* OL
Ben Daugherty OL
Ed Gossage OL
Jimmy Morris OL
Jake Shoemaker OL