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1953 Michigan Wolverines Roster

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Record: 6-3, .667 W-L% (26th of 110) ▪ Rank: 20th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 3-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bennie Oosterbaan (6-3)

PS/G: 18.1 (52nd of 110) ▪ PA/G: 11.2 (20th of 110)
SRS: 15.00 (11th of 110) ▪ SOS: 10.33 (9th of 110)


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Lou Baldacci* QB
Duncan McDonald QB 20 Cmp, 46 Att, 293 Yds, 4 TD
Dick Balzhiser* RB
Tony Branoff* RB 101 Att, 501 Yds, 5.0 Avg
Ted Kress* RB 101 Att, 339 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Tony Cline RB
Ed Hickey RB
Bob Hurley RB 47 Att, 282 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Gene Knutson* WR 11 Rec, 201 Yds, 18.3 Avg
Bob Topp* WR 23 Rec, 331 Yds, 14.4 Avg
John Vaselenak WR
Jim Balog* OL
Richard Beison* OL
Don Dugger* OL
John Morrow* OL
Art Walker* OL
Ron Geyer OL
Dick O'Shaughnessy OL
Dick Strozewski OL