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1963 Chicago Bears

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11-1-2, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1963 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.4, Offense: -1.5, Defense: 10.9, SoS: -1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 301 points (21.5/g), 10th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 144 points (10.3/g), 1st.
 Differential of 157 points (11.2/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.9-2.1.

Coach: George Halas (11-1-2)

Stadium: Wrigley Field
 Training Camp: St. Joseph's College (Rensselaer, Indiana)


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 Billy Wade* 33 9 14 192 for 356, 2,301 yards, 15 td, 12 int, & 45 rushes for 132 yards and 6 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1952
HB Willie Galimore 28 6 0 85 rushes for 321 yards, 5 td, & 13 catches for 131 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 58th pick / 1956
FB Joe Marconi* 29 7 0 118 rushes for 446 yards, 2 td, & 28 catches for 335 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1956
FL Johnny Morris 28 5 0 47 catches for 705 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 10 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 12th / 137th pick / 1958
SE Bo Farrington 27 3 0 21 catches for 335 yards, 2 td Chicago Bears / 16th / 187th pick / 1960
TE Mike Ditka*+ 24 2 14 59 catches for 794 yards, 8 td Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 1st / 8th pick / 1961
LT Herman Lee 32 6 0 Chicago Bears / 23rd / 270th pick / 1954
LG Ted Karras 29 5 0 1 fumble recovered
C Mike Pyle* 24 2 14 Chicago Bears / 7th / 89th pick / 1961
RG Roger Davis 25 3 13 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1960
RT Bob Wetoska 26 3 0 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 5th / 49th pick / 1959
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bob Kilcullen 27 6 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 96th pick / 1957
LDT Stan Jones 32 9 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 5th / 54th pick / 1953
RDT Earl Leggett 30 6 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 13th pick / 1957
RDE Doug Atkins*+ 33 10 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1953
LLB Joe Fortunato*+ 33 8 0 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 7th / 80th pick / 1952
MLB Bill George+ 34 11 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1951
RLB Larry Morris 30 8 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1955
LCB Bennie McRae 24 1 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 21st pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 8th / 62nd pick / 1962
RCB Dave Whitsell 27 5 0 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 24th / 289th pick / 1958
LS Richie Petitbon*+ 25 4 0 8 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 21st pick / 1959
RS Rosey Taylor*+ 26 2 0 9 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Roger LeClerc 27 3 0 13 of 23 field goals & 0 of 0 extra points Chicago Bears / 15th / 177th pick / 1959
P Bobby Joe Green 27 3 0 64 punts for a 46.5 average, 0 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1959
PR Johnny Morris 28 5 0 16 punt returns for a 10.2 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 12th / 137th pick / 1958
KR Ronnie Bull 23 1 0 7 kick returns for a 15.0 average and 0 td Dallas Texans / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1962

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
81 Doug Atkins*+ 33 RDE 14 0 257 6-8 Tennessee 5/8/1930 10 18 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1953
73 Steve Barnett 22 13 0 255 6-2 Oregon 6/3/1941 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 20th pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 9th / 66th pick / 1963
65 Tom Bettis 30 14 0 228 6-2 Purdue 3/17/1933 8 5 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1955
49 Charlie Bivins 25 14 0 212 6-1 Morris Brown 10/16/1938 3 1 Chicago Bears / 7th / 79th pick / 1960
10 Rudy Bukich 31 6 0 195 6-1 Iowa,USC 3/15/1932 10 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 24th pick / 1953
29 Ronnie Bull 23 13 0 200 6-0 Baylor 2/2/1940 1 5 Dallas Texans / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1962
72 Jim Cadile 23 13 0 240 6-4 San Jose St. 7/16/1940 1 3 Chicago Bears / 4th / 49th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 22nd / 169th pick / 1962
25 J.C. Caroline 30 14 0 185 6-0 Illinois 1/17/1933 7 4 Chicago Bears / 7th / 82nd pick / 1956
35 Rick Casares 32 10 0 226 6-2 Florida 7/4/1931 8 4 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 18th pick / 1954
46 Angelo Coia 25 12 0 195 6-3 Citadel,USC 4/21/1938 3 1 Chicago Bears / 20th / 237th pick / 1960
60 Roger Davis 25 RG 13 13 240 6-3 Syracuse 6/23/1938 3 6 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1960
89 Mike Ditka*+ 24 TE 14 14 228 6-3 Pittsburgh 10/18/1939 2 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 5th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 1st / 8th pick / 1961
84 Bo Farrington 27 SE 14 0 217 6-3 Prairie View 1/18/1936 3 4 Chicago Bears / 16th / 187th pick / 1960
31 Joe Fortunato*+ 33 LLB 14 0 225 6-1 VMI,Mississippi St. 3/28/1930 8 19 Chicago Bears / 7th / 80th pick / 1952
28 Willie Galimore 28 HB 13 0 187 6-1 Florida A&M 3/30/1935 6 5 Chicago Bears / 5th / 58th pick / 1956
61 Bill George+ 34 MLB 14 0 237 6-2 Wake Forest 10/27/1929 11 17 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1951
43 Larry Glueck 22 14 0 190 6-0 Villanova 10/5/1941 Rook 4 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 34th pick / 1963
Chicago Bears / 3rd / 38th pick / 1963
88 Bobby Joe Green 27 P 14 0 175 5-11 Florida 5/7/1936 3 4 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1959
80 Bob Jencks 22 14 0 227 6-5 Miami (OH) 7/15/1941 Rook -1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 25th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 5th / 36th pick / 1963
76 John Johnson 22 12 0 260 6-5 Indiana 7/5/1941 Rook 5 Chicago Bears / 6th / 80th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 20th / 155th pick / 1963
78 Stan Jones 32 LDT 13 0 252 6-1 Maryland 11/24/1931 9 10 Chicago Bears / 5th / 54th pick / 1953
67 Ted Karras 29 LG 14 0 245 6-1 Indiana 1/31/1934 5 7
74 Bob Kilcullen 27 LDE 14 0 245 6-3 Texas Tech 5/13/1936 6 11 Chicago Bears / 8th / 96th pick / 1957
83 Roger LeClerc 27 K 14 0 235 6-3 Trinity (CT) 10/1/1936 3 3 Chicago Bears / 15th / 177th pick / 1959
70 Herman Lee 32 LT 14 0 244 6-4 Florida A&M 8/29/1931 6 7 Chicago Bears / 23rd / 270th pick / 1954
71 Earl Leggett 30 RDT 12 0 265 6-3 LSU 3/5/1933 6 10 Chicago Bears / 1st / 13th pick / 1957
34 Joe Marconi* 29 FB 14 0 225 6-2 West Virginia 2/6/1934 7 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1956
22 Billy Martin 25 4 0 197 5-11 Minnesota 6/6/1938 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 30th / 235th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 4th / 43rd pick / 1960
26 Bennie McRae 24 LCB 14 0 180 6-0 Michigan 12/8/1939 1 9 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 21st pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 8th / 62nd pick / 1962
47 Johnny Morris 28 FL 13 0 180 5-10 California-Santa Barbara 9/26/1935 5 9 Chicago Bears / 12th / 137th pick / 1958
33 Larry Morris 30 RLB 14 0 226 6-2 Georgia Tech 12/10/1933 8 15 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1955
87 Ed O'Bradovich 23 6 0 255 6-3 Illinois 5/21/1940 1 5 Chicago Bears / 7th / 91st pick / 1962
17 Richie Petitbon*+ 25 LS 14 0 206 6-3 Loyola (LA),Tulane 4/18/1938 4 17 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 21st pick / 1959
50 Mike Pyle* 24 C 14 14 250 6-3 Yale 7/18/1939 2 9 Chicago Bears / 7th / 89th pick / 1961
24 Rosey Taylor*+ 26 RS 14 0 186 5-11 Grambling St. 7/4/1937 2 17
9 Billy Wade* 33 QB 14 14 202 6-2 Vanderbilt 10/4/1930 9 11 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1952
63 Bob Wetoska 26 RT 14 0 240 6-3 Notre Dame 8/22/1937 3 7 Washington Redskins / 5th / 49th pick / 1959
23 Dave Whitsell 27 RCB 14 0 189 6-0 Indiana 6/14/1936 5 9 Detroit Lions / 24th / 289th pick / 1958
75 Fred Williams 34 5 0 249 6-4 Arkansas 2/8/1929 11 4 Chicago Bears / 5th / 56th pick / 1952
Team Total 27.4 14 221.8 6-2.0 4.6