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7-6-1, Finished 1st in AFL East Division  · 1963 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.8, Offense: -1.8, Defense: 2.6, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 304 points (21.7/g), 5th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 291 points (20.8/g), 5th.
 Differential of 13 points (0.9/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 7.4-6.6.

Coach: Lou Saban (7-6-1)

Stadium: War Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Sheraton Camelot Motor Inn (Blasdell, New York)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jack Kemp* 28 6 12 193 for 384, 2,910 yards, 13 td, 20 int, & 50 rushes for 239 yards and 8 td Detroit Lions / 17th / 203rd pick / 1957
HB Roger Kochman 22 Rook 0 47 rushes for 232 yards, 0 td, & 4 catches for 148 yards and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 47th pick / 1962
Buffalo Bills / 15th / 116th pick / 1962
FB Cookie Gilchrist* 28 1 0 232 rushes for 979 yards, 12 td, & 24 catches for 211 yards and 2 td
FL Elbert Dubenion 30 3 0 53 catches for 959 yards, 4 td Cleveland Browns / 14th / 167th pick / 1959
SE Bill Miller 23 1 0 69 catches for 860 yards, 3 td Dallas Texans / 2nd / 11th pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 30th pick / 1962
TE Ernie Warlick* 31 1 0 24 catches for 479 yards, 1 td
LT Stew Barber*+ 24 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 27th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 30th pick / 1961
LG Billy Shaw*+ 25 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 11th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 184th pick / 1961
C Al Bemiller 25 2 14 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 51st pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 94th pick / 1961
RG Tom Day 28 3 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 20th / 229th pick / 1960
RT Ken Rice 24 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 3rd pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 8th pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Sid Youngelman 32 8 0 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 83rd pick / 1954
LDT Jim Dunaway 22 Rook 10 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 9th pick / 1963
RDT Tom Sestak*+ 27 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 17th / 132nd pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 16th / 220th pick / 1962
RDE Mack Yoho 27 3 0
LLB John Tracey 30 4 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 44th pick / 1959
MLB Harry Jacobs 26 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 125th pick / 1959
RLB Mike Stratton* 22 1 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
LCB Willie West* 25 3 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 37th pick / 1960
RCB Booker Edgerson 24 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Ray Abruzzese 26 1 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 23rd / 180th pick / 1962
Baltimore Colts / 16th / 219th pick / 1962
RS George Saimes 22 Rook 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 48th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 71st pick / 1963
 Special Teams Starters
K Mack Yoho 27 3 0 10 of 24 field goals & 32 of 35 extra points
P Daryle Lamonica 22 Rook 2 52 punts for a 40.1 average, 0 blocked Green Bay Packers / 12th / 168th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 24th / 188th pick / 1963
PR Ray Abruzzese 26 1 0 17 punt returns for a 8.9 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 23rd / 180th pick / 1962
Baltimore Colts / 16th / 219th pick / 1962
KR Ed Rutkowski 22 Rook 0 13 kick returns for a 30.5 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Ray Abruzzese 26 LS 14 0 194 6-1 Alabama 10/27/1937 1 6 Buffalo Bills / 23rd / 180th pick / 1962
Baltimore Colts / 16th / 219th pick / 1962
20 Billy Atkins 29 1 0 196 6-1 Auburn 11/19/1934 5 2 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 59th pick / 1958
77 Stew Barber*+ 24 LT 14 0 250 6-2 Penn St. 6/14/1939 2 9 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 27th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 30th pick / 1961
27 Glenn Bass 24 9 0 202 6-2 East Carolina 4/12/1939 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 64th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 23rd / 183rd pick / 1961
51 Dave Behrman 22 14 0 260 6-5 Michigan St. 11/9/1941 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Chicago Bears / 1st / 11th pick / 1963
50 Al Bemiller 25 C 14 14 243 6-3 Syracuse 4/18/1938 2 5 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 51st pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 94th pick / 1961
33 Hezekiah Braxton 27 1 0 227 6-2 Virginia Union 4/11/1936 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 95th pick / 1961
25 Fred Brown 25 4 0 185 5-11 Georgia 12/22/1938 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 43rd pick / 1961
30 Wray Carlton 26 4 0 225 6-2 Duke 6/18/1937 3 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 26th pick / 1959
43 Carl Charon 23 12 0 202 5-10 Michigan St. 3/17/1940 1 3 Washington Redskins / 18th / 239th pick / 1962
22 Wayne Crow 25 5 0 205 6-1 California 5/5/1938 3 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 85th pick / 1960
64 Tom Day 28 RG 14 0 252 6-2 North Carolina A&T 8/20/1935 3 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 20th / 229th pick / 1960
74 Jerry DeLucca 27 2 0 247 6-2 Tennessee,Middle Tenn. St. 7/17/1936 4 2 Chicago Bears / 7th / 84th pick / 1957
44 Elbert Dubenion 30 FL 14 0 187 5-11 Bluffton 2/16/1933 3 10 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 167th pick / 1959
78 Jim Dunaway 22 LDT 14 10 277 6-4 Mississippi 9/3/1941 Rook 6 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 9th pick / 1963
24 Booker Edgerson 24 RCB 14 0 183 5-10 West. Illinois 7/5/1939 1 6
80 Charley Ferguson 24 12 0 217 6-5 Tennessee St. 11/13/1939 2 2
73 George Flint 24 9 0 240 6-4 Arizona St. 2/26/1939 1 2
34 Cookie Gilchrist* 28 FB 14 0 251 6-3 none 5/25/1935 1 10
79 Dick Hudson 23 2 0 272 6-3 Memphis 7/30/1940 1 2 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
54 Harry Jacobs 26 MLB 14 0 226 6-1 Bradley 2/4/1937 3 8 Detroit Lions / 11th / 125th pick / 1959
15 Jack Kemp* 28 QB 14 12 201 6-1 Occidental 7/13/1935 6 12 Detroit Lions / 17th / 203rd pick / 1957
45 Roger Kochman 22 HB 5 0 205 6-2 Penn St. 6/16/1941 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 47th pick / 1962
Buffalo Bills / 15th / 116th pick / 1962
12 Daryle Lamonica 22 P 14 2 215 6-3 Notre Dame 7/17/1941 Rook 3 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 168th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 24th / 188th pick / 1963
64 Charley Leo 29 4 0 240 6-0 Indiana 8/29/1934 3 2
55 Marv Matuszak 32 14 0 232 6-3 Tulsa 9/12/1931 10 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1953
72 Ron McDole 24 12 0 265 6-4 Nebraska 9/9/1939 2 4 Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
81 Bill Miller 23 SE 14 0 195 6-1 Miami (FL) 4/17/1940 1 9 Dallas Texans / 2nd / 11th pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 30th pick / 1962
87 Leroy Moore 28 2 0 240 6-2 Fort Valley St. 9/16/1935 3 3
25 Jesse Murdock 24 6 0 203 6-2 California Western 7/11/1939 Rook 0
57 Herb Paterra 23 10 0 232 6-1 Michigan St. 11/8/1940 Rook 3 Buffalo Bills / 18th / 140th pick / 1963
75 Ken Rice 24 RT 14 0 240 6-2 Auburn 9/14/1939 2 5 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 3rd pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 8th pick / 1961
20 Hank Rivera 25 3 0 180 5-11 Oregon St. 12/25/1938 1 2 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 67th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 10th / 73rd pick / 1962
40 Ed Rutkowski 22 14 0 198 6-1 Notre Dame 3/21/1941 Rook 4
26 George Saimes 22 RS 14 0 186 5-11 Michigan St. 9/1/1941 Rook 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 48th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 71st pick / 1963
70 Tom Sestak*+ 27 RDT 14 0 267 6-5 Baylor,McNeese St. 3/9/1936 1 13 Buffalo Bills / 17th / 132nd pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 16th / 220th pick / 1962
66 Billy Shaw*+ 25 LG 14 0 258 6-2 Georgia Tech 12/15/1938 2 9 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 11th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 184th pick / 1961
58 Mike Stratton* 22 RLB 14 0 224 6-3 Tennessee 4/10/1941 1 11 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
23 Eugene Sykes 22 9 0 201 6-1 LSU 9/26/1941 Rook 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 106th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 148th pick / 1963
85 John Tracey 30 LLB 14 0 225 6-3 Texas A&M 6/27/1933 4 9 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 44th pick / 1959
84 Ernie Warlick* 31 TE 14 0 235 6-3 North Carolina Central 7/21/1932 1 5
47 Willie West* 25 LCB 14 0 190 5-10 Oregon 5/1/1938 3 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 37th pick / 1960
82 Mack Yoho 27 K 14 0 230 6-2 Miami (OH) 6/14/1936 3 8
76 Sid Youngelman 32 LDE 14 0 257 6-3 Alabama 12/1/1931 8 4 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 83rd pick / 1954
Team Total 25.5 14 224.1 6-1.8 2.1