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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  ▪ Conference Record: 3-3-1 (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)


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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
Gino Cappelletti* QB
Paul Giel* RB
Melvin Holme* RB 64 Att, 267 Yds, 4.2 Avg
Bob McNamamra* RB
John Baumgartner RB
Mike Sullivan RB
Robert Rutford* WR
Jim Soltau* WR
Phil McElroy WR
Stavros Canakes* OL
Mike Falls* OL
Robert Hagemeister* OL
Gerald Helgeson* OL
Gordon Holz* OL
Rocky Elton OL
Ron Hansen OL
Jerome Rau OL