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1953 Rice Owls Roster

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Record: 9-2, .818 W-L% (8th of 110) ▪ Rank: 6th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 5-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jess Neely (9-2)

PS/G: 26.8 (5th of 110) ▪ PA/G: 9.5 (9th of 110)
SRS: 19.76 (7th of 110) ▪ SOS: 6.12 (27th of 110)

Bowl Game: Won Cotton Bowl 28-6 versus Alabama


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

Player Class Pos Summary
Leroy Fenstemaker* QB 21 Cmp, 58 Att, 328 Yds, 2 TD
Kosse Johnson* RB
Gordon Kellogg* RB
Dicky Moegle* RB 114 Att, 833 Yds, 7.3 Avg
Carl Johnson RB
Horton Nesrsta RB
Mac Taylor RB
Blois Bridges* WR
Dan Hart* WR 15 Rec, 239 Yds, 15.9 Avg
Marshall Crawford WR
Dick Chapman* OL
John Hudson* OL
Kenny Paul* OL
Leo Rucka* OL
Max Schuebel* OL
LaVon Cox OL
Layton Goleman OL
Skip Lee OL
Don Wilson OL