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1953 Purdue Boilermakers Roster

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Record: 2-7, .222 W-L% (98th of 110)
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 2-4 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Stuart Holcomb (2-7)

PS/G: 9.9 (101st of 110) ▪ PA/G: 18.6 (74th of 110)
SRS: 7.19 (34th of 110) ▪ SOS: 15.63 (1st 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
Froncie Gutman* QB
Roy Evans QB 30 Cmp, 76 Att, 514 Yds, 3 TD
Karl Herkommer* RB
Ed Neves* RB 55 Att, 245 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Max Schmaling* RB 36 Att, 201 Yds, 5.6 Avg
Rex Brock RB 34 Att, 146 Yds, 4.3 Avg
Jim Reichert RB
Ed Zembal RB
Jim Wojciehowski* WR
Len Zyzda* WR
John Kerr WR 7 Rec, 130 Yds, 18.6 Avg
Tom Redinger WR 5 Rec, 63 Yds, 12.6 Avg
Bob Springer WR
Tom Bettis* OL
Walt Cudzik* OL
Walter Houston* OL
Joe Krupa* OL
Raymond Pacer* OL
Glenn Knecht OL
Frank Paparazzo OL
Dick Skibinski OL