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1953 Minnesota Golden Gophers Roster

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Record: 4-4-1, .500 W-L% (54th of 110)
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Wesley Fesler (4-4-1)

PS/G: 16.7 (65th of 110) ▪ PA/G: 17.8 (68th of 110)
SRS: 12.37 (16th of 110) ▪ SOS: 13.15 (2nd 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 Gino Cappelletti* QB
2 Paul Giel* RB
3 Melvin Holme* RB 64 Att, 267 Yds, 4.2 Avg
4 Bob McNamamra* RB
5 John Baumgartner RB
6 Mike Sullivan RB
7 Robert Rutford* WR
8 Jim Soltau* WR
9 Phil McElroy WR
10 Stavros Canakes* OL
11 Mike Falls* OL
12 Robert Hagemeister* OL
13 Gerald Helgeson* OL
14 Gordon Holz* OL
15 Rocky Elton OL
16 Ron Hansen OL
17 Jerome Rau OL