1953 WIFU All-Star Team
Selected by the Canadian Press

Offense
QB Claude Arnold EDM
HB Billy Vessels* EDM
HB Rollie Miles EDM
FB Normie Kwong EDM
FW Robert “Bud” Korchak WPG
E Harold “Bud” Grant WPG
E Mac Speedie SSK
C Eagle “Buddy” Keys EDM
G Mike Cassidy SSK
G Jim Quondamatteo EDM
T Leon Manley EDM
T Martin Ruby SSK

Coach: Darrell Royal – EDM

Defense
DT Dick Huffman WPG
DT Martin Ruby SSK
DE Ezzret “Sugarfoot” Anderson, Jr. CGY
DE Frankie Anderson EDM
DG Dean “Dino” Bandiera WPG
DG Gordon “Porky” Brown CGY
LB Tony Momsen, Jr. CGY
LB John Wozniak SSK
DHB Neill Armstrong WPG
DHB Tom Casey WPG
DHB Bobby Marlow SSK
DHB Ray Willsey EDM

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Career to 1953 WIFU Player All-Star Selections

Player Season Division Selection
Anderson, Ezzret “Sugarfoot” Jr. 5th 2nd
Anderson, Frankie 2nd 1st
Armstrong, Neill 2nd 2nd
Arnold, Claude 2nd 1st
Bandiera, Dean “Dino” 7th 2nd
Brown, Gordon “Porky” 3rd 1st
Casey, Tom 5th 4th
Cassidy, Mike 6th 4th
Grant, Harold “Bud” 1st 1st
Huffman, Dick 3rd 3rd
Keys, Eagle “Buddy” 5th 2nd
Korchak, Robert “Bud” 5th 3rd
Kwong, Normie 6th 4th
Manley, Leon 1st 1st
Marlow, Bobby 1st 1st
Miles, Rollie 3rd 3rd
Momsen, Tony Jr. 1st 1st
Quondamatteo, Jim 6th 3rd
Ruby, Martin 3rd 4th
Speedie, Mac 1st 1st
Vessels, Billy 1st 1st
Willsey, Ray 1st 1st
Wozniak, John 1st 1st

Number of times player, through 1953, has been selected to First Team Division All-Star teams. Named to divisional team on offense and defense counts as two selections.

Note: All-Canadian selections began in 1962, division selections began in 1932 (IRFU) and 1937 (WIFU).

1953 WIFU Team All-Star Selections

Team Division Selections
Edmonton Eskimos 9
Saskatchewan Roughriders 6
Winnipeg Blue Bombers 6
Calgary Stampeders 3

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