Inter-provincial Rugby Football Union 1953 Season

41st Grey Cup Championship

Full 1953 Schedule and Results

1953 IRFU Regular Season Standings

IRFU
GP W L T PTS PF PA
MTL 14 8 6 0 16 292 229
HAM 14 8 6 0 16 229 243
OTT 14 7 7 0 14 266 238
TOR 14 5 9 0 10 172 249

Full 1953 Standings

League Scoring

19531952 +/-
Average Combined Score 34.25 1.96 -
Average Winning Score 22.96 1.77 -
Average Losing Score 11.41 0.51 -
Average Home Score 18.46 0.76 +
Average Visitor Score 15.79 2.71 -
Average Margin of Victory 11.68 0.61 -

Team Leaders

Offence Rankings
Team (GP)
1 MTL (14) 292 (20.86)
2 OTT (14) 266 (19.00)
3 HAM (14) 229 (16.36)
4 TOR (14) 172 (12.29)
Defence Rankings
Team (GP)
1 MTL (14) 292 (20.86)
2 OTT (14) 266 (19.00)
3 HAM (14) 229 (16.36)
4 TOR (14) 172 (12.29)

1953 IRFU Regular Season Attendance

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1953 Player Awards

1953 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Billy Vessels (EDM)
1953 Other Awards
  • No other awards for 1953 in database.

1953 IRFU All-Star Team

Offense

QB Sam “The Rifle” Etcheverry MTL
HB Gene “Choo-Choo” Roberts OTT
HB Joe “Scooter” Scudero TOR
HB Avatus Stone OTT
FW Bob Simpson OTT
FW Ted Toogood TOR
E Bernie Flowers OTT
E John “Red” O'Quinn, Jr. MTL
C Tom Hugo, Jr. MTL
G Ed Bradley, II MTL
G Kaye Vaughan OTT
T Dewitt “Tex” Coulter MTL
T Vince Mazza HAM

Defense

DT Dewitt “Tex” Coulter MTL
DT Vince Mazza HAM
DE Douglas McNichol MTL
DE Pete Neumann HAM
DG Eddie Bevan HAM
DG Vince Scott HAM
HBS Don “Red” Ettinger TOR
HBS Ralph Toohy HAM
HBT Dick Brown HAM
HBT Lou Kusserow HAM
HBT Howie Turner OTT

* – indicates unanimous selection

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1953 IRFU Amateur Draft

PickTeam[Via]Player (Position)College/Program
First Round
1 MTL Douglas McNichol (E) Western Ontario
2 OTT Joe Harris (MW) Toronto
3 TOR Geoff Crain (QB) McGill
4 HAM Dunc Ellis (M) Toronto

Complete 1953 IRFU Amateur Draft Selections