The Edmonton Eskimos’ 1953 Season

Season Summary

Edmonton Eskimos 1953 Full Schedule/Results

Team Roster and Stats

Edmonton Eskimos 1953 Record
GP W L T PTS PF PA Streak L6
Pre-season 2 2 0 0 4 40 25 W2 2-0-0
Regular Season 16 12 4 0 24 276 157 L2 4-2-0
    Home 8 6 2 0 12 137 71 L2 4-2-0
    Visitor 8 6 2 0 12 139 86 W2 5-1-0

Full 1953 League Standings

Edmonton Eskimos 1953 Opponent Appearances

Opponent Opp. Win %
Divisional 0.404 6-2-0 (8) 6-2-0 (8)
Non-Divisional 0.000 0-0-0 (0) 0-0-0 (0)
Calgary Stampeders (6) 0.219
Saskatchewan Roughriders (5) 0.531
Winnipeg Blue Bombers (5) 0.500

Team Scoring

19531952 +/-
Average Combined Score 27.06 -8.62
Average Winning Score 19.17 +0.17
Average Losing Score 11.50 -6.17
Average Home Score 17.13 -6.00
Average Visitor Score 17.38 +4.12
Average Margin of Victory 11.33 +3.67
Average Margin of Loss 4.25 -5.42

1953 Edmonton Eskimos Attendance

  • Capacity: 20,667
  • Total: 107,300
  • High: 16,000
  • Avg: 15,328 (7 out of 8 games)
  • Diff from 1952 Avg: +15,328
  • Low: 15,000
  • Sellouts: 0
  • % of Capacity: 74.17
  • Diff from League Avg: +13,408

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Coaches

Head Coach

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Stadium

  • 1953 home stadium: Clarke Stadium
  • Capacity: 9,000
  • Playing surface: Natural Grass
  • Previous stadium change: 1949 – Expansion

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Regular Season Scoring Summary by Quarter

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
HVT HVT HVT HVT H (PPG)V (PPG)T (PPG)
Edmonton 342963 311546 314778 414889 137 (17.1)139 (17.4)276 (17.3)
Opponent 13132 25227 201838 253560 86 (10.8)71 (8.9)157 (9.8)

Lead/Trailed Record by Quarter

Home Visitor Total
Quarter Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record) Lead (Record) Tied (Record) Trailed (Record)
After 1st 5 (4-1-0) 3 (2-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (4-0-0) 3 (2-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 9 (8-1-0) 6 (4-2-0) 1 (0-1-0)
After 2nd 5 (5-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 11 (11-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 3 (0-3-0)
After 3rd 6 (6-0-0) 1 (0-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 6 (5-1-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (1-1-0) 12 (11-1-0) 1 (0-1-0) 3 (1-2-0)
After 4th 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 6 (6-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 2 (0-2-0) 12 (12-0-0) 0 (0-0-0) 4 (0-4-0)

Edmonton Eskimos 1953 Player Awards and Nominations

1953 Most Outstanding
  • Player — Billy Vessels (Winner)

Edmonton Eskimos 1953 All-Star Selections

10 All-Division Selections
Coach Darrell Royal
QB Claude Arnold
HB Rollie Miles
HB Billy Vessels*
FB Normie Kwong
C Eagle “Buddy” Keys
G Jim Quondamatteo
T Leon Manley
DE Frankie Anderson
DHB Ray Willsey

* – indicates unanimous selection

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Week Date/Time (EDT Result Attendance TV
A
Fri. Aug. 14
TOR 16 @ EDM 28 W 14,000  
B
Mon. Aug. 17
OTT 9 @ EDM 12 W 12,000  
1
Sat. Aug. 29
EDM 6 @ WPG 7 L 16,108  
1
Mon. Aug. 31
EDM 19 @ SSK 17 W 11,030  
2
Sat. Sept. 5
EDM 18 @ CGY 6 W 15,000  
2
Mon. Sept. 7
CGY 5 @ EDM 19 W 15,500  
3
Sat. Sept. 12
SSK 1 @ EDM 13 W 15,300  
3
Mon. Sept. 14
WPG 7 @ EDM 9 W 16,000  
4
Sat. Sept. 19
EDM 12 @ SSK 6 W 13,024  
5
Sat. Sept. 26
CGY 6 @ EDM 15 W 15,000  
5
Mon. Sept. 28
EDM 21 @ CGY 12 W 12,000  
6
Sat. Oct. 3
EDM 13 @ SSK 19 L 12,646  
6
Mon. Oct. 5
EDM 16 @ WPG 6 W 17,014  
7
Sat. Oct. 10
EDM 34 @ CGY 13 W    
7
Mon. Oct. 12
CGY 6 @ EDM 22 W 15,500  
8
Sat. Oct. 17
WPG 9 @ EDM 32 W    
8
Mon. Oct. 19
SSK 20 @ EDM 19 L 15,000  
9
Sat. Oct. 24
WPG 17 @ EDM 8 L 15,000  
P2
Sat. Nov. 7
WPG 7 @ EDM 25 W 15,500  
P2
Wed. Nov. 11
EDM 17 @ WPG 21 L 17,434  
P2
Sat. Nov. 14
WPG 30 @ EDM 24 L 16,000