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10-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFL East Division  · 1963 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.8, Offense: 1.2, Defense: 3.5, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 343 points (24.5/g), 3rd of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 262 points (18.7/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 81 points (5.8/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 9.2-4.8.

Coach: Blanton Collier (10-4-0)

Stadium: Cleveland Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: Hiram College (Hiram, Ohio)

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 Frank Ryan 27 5 13 135 for 256, 2,026 yards, 25 td, 13 int, & 62 rushes for 224 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 55th pick / 1958
HB Ernie Green 25 1 0 87 rushes for 526 yards, 0 td, & 28 catches for 305 yards and 3 td Green Bay Packers / 14th / 196th pick / 1962
FB Jim Brown*+ 27 6 14 291 rushes for 1,863 yards, 12 td, & 24 catches for 268 yards and 3 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 6th pick / 1957
FL Gary Collins 23 1 0 43 catches for 674 yards, 13 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
SE Rich Kreitling 27 4 0 22 catches for 386 yards, 6 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1959
TE Johnny Brewer 26 2 0 29 catches for 454 yards, 0 td Cleveland Browns / 4th / 41st pick / 1960
LT Dick Schafrath*+ 26 4 0 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
LG John Wooten 27 4 0 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 53rd pick / 1959
C John Morrow* 30 7 0 Los Angeles Rams / 28th / 336th pick / 1956
RG Gene Hickerson 28 5 0 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
RT John Brown 24 1 14 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 55th pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Paul Wiggin 29 6 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 6th / 73rd pick / 1956
LDT Bob Gain 34 11 0 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1951
RDT Frank Parker 24 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Titans / 29th / 229th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 6th / 79th pick / 1961
RDE Bill Glass* 28 5 0 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1957
LLB Jim Houston 26 3 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
MLB Vince Costello 31 6 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Galen Fiss* 32 7 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 13th / 155th pick / 1953
LCB Bernie Parrish* 27 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 9th / 108th pick / 1958
RCB Jim Shofner 28 5 0 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1958
LS Larry Benz 22 Rook 14 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RS Ross Fichtner 25 3 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Groza 39 17 0 15 of 23 field goals & 40 of 43 extra points
P Gary Collins 23 1 0 54 punts for a 40.0 average, 0 blocked Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
PR Jim Shofner 28 5 0 9 punt returns for a 4.6 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1958
KR Ernie Green 25 1 0 18 kick returns for a 21.9 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 14th / 196th 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)
49 Walter Beach 28 1 0 190 6-0 Central Michigan 1/31/1935 3 2 New York Giants / 15th / 180th pick / 1960
23 Larry Benz 22 LS 14 14 185 5-11 Northwestern 1/28/1941 Rook 8
83 Johnny Brewer 26 TE 14 0 230 6-4 Mississippi 3/8/1937 2 6 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 41st pick / 1960
32 Jim Brown*+ 27 FB 14 14 232 6-2 Syracuse 2/17/1936 6 22 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 6th pick / 1957
70 John Brown 24 RT 14 14 248 6-2 Syracuse 6/9/1939 1 6 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 55th pick / 1961
73 Monte Clark 26 8 0 265 6-6 USC 1/24/1937 4 3 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 41st pick / 1959
86 Gary Collins 23 FL 14 0 215 6-5 Maryland 8/20/1940 1 11 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 4th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
64 Ted Connolly 32 10 0 240 6-3 Santa Clara,Tulsa 12/5/1931 9 3 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 107th pick / 1954
50 Vince Costello 31 MLB 14 0 230 6-0 Ohio 8/4/1932 6 9
42 Bobby Crespino 25 14 0 225 6-5 Mississippi 1/11/1938 2 0 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 6th / 44th pick / 1961
63 Andy Cvercko 26 2 0 243 6-1 Northwestern 11/6/1937 3 2 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 55th pick / 1959
20 Ross Fichtner 25 RS 13 0 185 6-0 Purdue 10/26/1938 3 7 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1960
35 Galen Fiss* 32 RLB 13 0 227 6-0 Kansas 7/30/1931 7 9 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 155th pick / 1953
24 Bobby Franklin 27 14 0 182 5-11 Mississippi 10/5/1936 3 3 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 127th pick / 1960
79 Bob Gain 34 LDT 14 0 256 6-3 Kentucky 6/21/1929 11 10 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1951
80 Bill Glass* 28 RDE 14 0 252 6-5 Baylor 8/16/1935 5 10 Detroit Lions / 1st / 12th pick / 1957
62 Tom Goosby 24 1 0 235 6-0 Baldwin-Wallace 5/24/1939 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 15th / 207th pick / 1962
48 Ernie Green 25 HB 14 0 205 6-2 Louisville 10/15/1938 1 9 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 196th pick / 1962
76 Lou Groza 39 K 14 0 240 6-3 Ohio St. 1/25/1924 17 5
66 Gene Hickerson 28 RG 14 0 248 6-3 Mississippi 2/15/1935 5 6 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 78th pick / 1957
82 Jim Houston 26 LLB 14 0 240 6-3 Ohio St. 11/3/1937 3 7 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 8th pick / 1960
87 Tom Hutchinson 22 14 0 190 6-1 Kentucky 6/15/1941 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 9th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 12th pick / 1963
69 Jim Kanicki 22 13 0 270 6-4 Michigan St. 12/17/1941 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 52nd pick / 1963
88 Rich Kreitling 27 SE 14 0 208 6-2 Auburn,Illinois 3/13/1936 4 5 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1959
52 Mike Lucci 24 10 0 230 6-2 Pittsburgh,Tennessee 12/29/1939 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 69th pick / 1961
75 Jim McCusker 27 7 0 246 6-2 Pittsburgh 5/19/1936 5 3 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1958
56 John Morrow* 30 C 14 0 244 6-3 Michigan 4/27/1933 7 8 Los Angeles Rams / 28th / 336th pick / 1956
53 Frank Morze 30 14 0 270 6-4 Boston Col. 3/21/1933 6 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 21st pick / 1955
15 Jim Ninowski 27 qb 4 1 206 6-1 Michigan St. 3/26/1936 5 2 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 49th pick / 1958
78 Frank Parker 24 RDT 14 0 270 6-5 Oklahoma St. 10/16/1939 1 7 New York Titans / 29th / 229th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 6th / 79th pick / 1961
30 Bernie Parrish* 27 LCB 14 0 194 5-11 Florida 4/29/1936 4 9 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 108th pick / 1958
26 Ray Renfro 34 12 0 190 6-1 North Texas 11/7/1929 11 1 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 48th pick / 1952
13 Frank Ryan 27 QB 13 13 199 6-3 Rice 7/12/1936 5 12 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 55th pick / 1958
36 Charlie Scales 25 14 0 210 5-11 Indiana 1/11/1938 3 0
77 Dick Schafrath*+ 26 LT 14 0 253 6-3 Ohio St. 3/21/1937 4 12 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1959
34 Stan Sczurek 26 9 0 230 5-11 Purdue 3/7/1937 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 53rd pick / 1962
Buffalo Bills / 24th / 188th pick / 1962
75 Roger Shoals 25 2 0 260 6-4 Maryland 12/13/1938 Rook 2 Dallas Texans / 34th / 267th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 16th / 223rd pick / 1961
44 Jim Shofner 28 PR 12 0 191 6-2 TCU 12/18/1935 5 6 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1958
40 Jim Shorter 24 11 0 184 5-11 Detroit Mercy 6/8/1939 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 193rd pick / 1962
54 Sam Tidmore 25 5 0 230 6-1 Ohio St. 10/28/1938 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 81st pick / 1962
Buffalo Bills / 20th / 156th pick / 1962
34 Ken Webb 28 hb 12 2 207 5-11 Presbyterian 8/15/1935 5 1 Detroit Lions / 14th / 169th pick / 1958
84 Paul Wiggin 29 LDE 14 0 242 6-3 Stanford 11/18/1934 6 8 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 73rd pick / 1956
60 John Wooten 27 LG 14 0 235 6-2 Colorado 12/5/1936 4 6 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 53rd pick / 1959
Team Total 27.0 14 226.3 6-1.9 4.0