It is officially 53 days until the official kickoff of the 2022 NFL season! As our official countdown here on FlurrySports, we will be releasing the best players to ever wear the jersey number of the number of days remaining. Follow along to keep track of how many days until the NFL season, and share who YOU think the best player to ever wear that jersey number is! Click here to see the best NFL players from yesterday.
With 53 days until the 2022 NFL season, we give you the best NFL players to wear #53. Of course, some of the all-time greats at this number will still be playing this season. They have the ability to continue rising up the list! The official ranking of these players is based on the Approximate Value (AV) from Pro Football Reference.
Without further ado, here are the all-time best players to wear #53 in NFL history.
Best Players to Wear 53 in NFL History
1) Mick Tingelhoff, C (1962-78)
NFL Draft: Undrafted in 1962
Hall of Fame
6x Pro Bowl | 5x All-Pro
240 Career Starts
NFL Record for most consecutive starts by an offensive lineman (240, 259 including playoffs).
2) Harry Carson, LB (1976-88)
NFL Draft: 1976, Round 4, Pick 105 to the New York Giants
Hall of Fame
9x Pro Bowl
Super Bowl Champion (XXI)
19 Sacks, 11 INT
3) Bill Romanowski, LB (1988-2003)
NFL Draft: 1988, Round 3, Pick 80 to the San Francisco 49ers
2x Pro Bowl
Super Bowl Champion (XXIII, XXIV, XXXII, XXXIII)
1,118 Tackles, 39.5 Sacks, 18 INT
4) Ray Donaldson, C (1980-96)
NFL Draft: 1980, Round 2, Pick 32 to the Baltimore Colts
6x Pro Bowl
Super Bowl Champion (XXX)
228 Career Starts
5) Mark Stepnoski, C (1990-2001)
NFL Draft: 1989, Round 3, Pick 57 to the Dallas Cowboys
5x Pro Bowl
Super Bowl Champion (XXVII, XXVIII)
1982 Career Starts