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1953 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

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Record: 7-1-1, .833 W-L% (6th of 110) ▪ Rank: 7th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 5-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Ray Eliot (7-1-1)

PS/G: 25.3 (9th of 110) ▪ PA/G: 14.8 (45th of 110)
SRS: 21.17 (4th of 110) ▪ SOS: 10.40 (8th of 110)


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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
Elry Falkenstein* QB
Em Lindbeck QB
Mickey Bates* RB
J.C. Caroline* RB 194 Att, 1256 Yds, 6.5 Avg
Ken Miller* RB
Clarence DeMoss RB
Stan Wallace RB
Rocky Ryan* WR 16 Rec, 308 Yds, 19.3 Avg
Clifford Waldbeser* WR
Herbert Borman* OL
Don Ernst* OL
Robert Lenzini* OL
Jan Smid* OL
Don Tate* OL
John Bauer OL
Jc Caroline