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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 (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)

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

Rk Player Class Pos Summary
1 Elry Falkenstein* QB
2 Em Lindbeck QB
3 Mickey Bates* RB
4 J.C. Caroline* RB 194 Att, 1256 Yds, 6.5 Avg
5 Ken Miller* RB
6 Clarence DeMoss RB
7 Stan Wallace RB
8 Rocky Ryan* WR 16 Rec, 308 Yds, 19.3 Avg
9 Clifford Waldbeser* WR
10 Herbert Borman* OL
11 Don Ernst* OL
12 Robert Lenzini* OL
13 Jan Smid* OL
14 Don Tate* OL
15 John Bauer OL
16 Jc Caroline