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1963 Baltimore Colts

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8-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1963 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.0, Offense: 0.8, Defense: 1.2, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 316 points (22.6/g), 7th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 285 points (20.4/g), 7th.
 Differential of 31 points (2.2/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 7.9-6.1.

Coach: Don Shula (8-6-0)

Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
 Training Camp: McDaniel College (Western Maryland College) (Westminster, Maryland)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Johnny Unitas* 30 7 14 237 for 410, 3,481 yards, 20 td, 12 int, & 47 rushes for 224 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1955
HB Tom Matte 24 2 0 133 rushes for 541 yards, 4 td, & 48 catches for 466 yards and 1 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 5th / 37th pick / 1961
FB J.W. Lockett 26 2 0 81 rushes for 273 yards, 0 td, & 16 catches for 158 yards and 1 td
FL Jimmy Orr 28 5 0 41 catches for 708 yards, 5 td Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 291st pick / 1957
SE Raymond Berry* 30 8 0 44 catches for 703 yards, 3 td Baltimore Colts / 20th / 232nd pick / 1954
TE John Mackey* 22 Rook 14 35 catches for 726 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 3 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 19th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 5th / 35th pick / 1963
LT Bob Vogel 22 Rook 13 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1963
LG Jim Parker*+ 29 6 0 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 8th pick / 1957
C Dick Szymanski 31 8 0 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 16th pick / 1955
RG Alex Sandusky 31 9 0 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 184th pick / 1954
RT George Preas 30 8 0 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 5th / 51st pick / 1955
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gino Marchetti* 36 11 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1952
LDT Jim Colvin 26 3 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 8th / 95th pick / 1960
RDT Fred Miller 23 Rook 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 7th / 93rd pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 26th / 201st pick / 1962
RDE Ordell Braase 31 6 0 Baltimore Colts / 14th / 160th pick / 1954
LLB Jackie Burkett 27 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 12th pick / 1959
MLB Bill Pellington 36 10 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RLB Don Shinnick 28 6 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 20th pick / 1957
LCB Bobby Boyd 26 3 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 10th / 119th pick / 1960
RCB Lenny Lyles 27 5 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 11th pick / 1958
LS Andy Nelson 30 6 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 11th / 126th pick / 1957
RS Jim Welch 25 3 0 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 34th pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Martin 39 13 0 24 of 39 field goals & 32 of 35 extra points Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1950
P Tom Gilburg 25 2 0 52 punts for a 41.8 average, 0 blocked Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 21st pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 21st pick / 1961
PR Jerry Logan 22 Rook 4 28 punt returns for a 10.0 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 4th / 47th pick / 1963
Oakland Raiders / 9th / 65th pick / 1963
KR Tom Matte 24 2 0 16 kick returns for a 20.7 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 5th / 37th pick / 1961

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
82 Raymond Berry* 30 SE 9 0 187 6-2 Schreiner College,SMU 2/27/1933 8 7 Baltimore Colts / 20th / 232nd pick / 1954
31 Dick Bielski 31 14 0 224 6-1 Maryland 9/7/1932 8 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1955
40 Bobby Boyd 26 LCB 12 0 195 5-11 Oklahoma 12/3/1937 3 8 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 119th pick / 1960
81 Ordell Braase 31 RDE 14 0 245 6-4 South Dakota 3/13/1932 6 7 Baltimore Colts / 14th / 160th pick / 1954
55 Jackie Burkett 27 LLB 14 0 230 6-4 Auburn 12/16/1936 2 7 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 12th pick / 1959
75 Jim Colvin 26 LDT 14 14 252 6-3 Houston 11/30/1937 3 7 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 95th pick / 1960
32 Nate Craddock 23 3 0 220 6-1 Parsons 12/3/1940 Rook 0 Boston Patriots / 22nd / 174th pick / 1963
15 Gary Cuozzo 22 5 0 195 6-0 Virginia 4/26/1941 Rook 1
78 John Diehl 27 14 0 265 6-7 Virginia 1/27/1936 2 4 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 82nd pick / 1958
73 Tom Gilburg 25 P 13 0 245 6-5 Syracuse 11/27/1938 2 2 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 21st pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 21st pick / 1961
26 Wendell Harris 23 14 0 185 5-11 LSU 10/2/1940 1 4 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 9th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 51st pick / 1962
25 Alex Hawkins 26 14 0 190 6-0 South Carolina 7/2/1937 4 0 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 13th pick / 1959
45 Jerry Hill 24 14 0 210 5-11 Wyoming 10/12/1939 2 6 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 9th pick / 1961
Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 35th pick / 1961
35 J.W. Lockett 26 FB 12 0 226 6-2 Central Oklahoma 3/23/1937 2 4
20 Jerry Logan 22 PR 14 4 185 6-1 West Texas A&M 8/27/1941 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 47th pick / 1963
Oakland Raiders / 9th / 65th pick / 1963
43 Lenny Lyles 27 RCB 14 0 202 6-2 Louisville 1/26/1936 5 7 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 11th pick / 1958
88 John Mackey* 22 TE 14 14 224 6-2 Syracuse 9/24/1941 Rook 7 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 19th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 5th / 35th pick / 1963
53 Butch Maples 22 5 0 225 6-4 Baylor 1/28/1941 Rook 3 Denver Broncos / 13th / 101st pick / 1963
Baltimore Colts / 12th / 159th pick / 1963
89 Gino Marchetti* 36 LDE 14 0 244 6-4 San Francisco 1/2/1927 11 11 Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1952
47 Jim Martin 39 K 14 0 227 6-2 Notre Dame 4/8/1924 13 6 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1950
41 Tom Matte 24 HB 14 0 214 6-0 Ohio St. 6/14/1939 2 9 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 5th / 37th pick / 1961
17 Lamar McHan 31 1 0 201 6-1 Arkansas 12/16/1932 9 0 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1954
76 Fred Miller 23 RDT 13 12 250 6-3 LSU 8/8/1940 Rook 6 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 93rd pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 26th / 201st pick / 1962
24 Lenny Moore 30 7 0 191 6-1 Penn St. 11/25/1933 7 4 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 9th pick / 1956
80 Andy Nelson 30 LS 13 0 180 6-1 Memphis 5/27/1933 6 8 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 126th pick / 1957
28 Jimmy Orr 28 FL 12 0 185 5-11 Wake Forest,Clemson,Georgia 10/4/1935 5 7 Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 291st pick / 1957
27 R.C. Owens 29 3 0 197 6-3 Col. of Idaho 11/12/1934 6 0 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 160th pick / 1956
77 Jim Parker*+ 29 LG 14 0 273 6-3 Ohio St. 4/3/1934 6 12 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 8th pick / 1957
36 Bill Pellington 36 MLB 14 0 234 6-2 Defiance,Rutgers 9/25/1927 10 7
60 George Preas 30 RT 14 0 244 6-2 Virginia Tech 6/25/1933 8 7 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 51st pick / 1955
62 Palmer Pyle 26 7 0 247 6-3 Michigan St. 6/12/1937 3 3 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 72nd pick / 1959
87 Willie Richardson 24 fl 13 3 198 6-1 Jackson St. 11/17/1939 Rook 2 New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1963
Baltimore Colts / 7th / 89th pick / 1963
68 Alex Sandusky 31 RG 14 0 235 6-1 Clarion 8/17/1932 9 7 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 184th pick / 1954
50 Bill Saul 23 14 0 224 6-4 Penn St. 11/19/1940 1 4 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1962
Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1962
66 Don Shinnick 28 RLB 14 0 232 6-0 UCLA 5/15/1935 6 7 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 20th pick / 1957
71 Dan Sullivan 24 7 0 250 6-3 Boston Col. 9/1/1939 1 3 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 37th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 10th / 80th pick / 1962
52 Dick Szymanski 31 C 14 0 233 6-3 Notre Dame 10/7/1932 8 7 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 16th pick / 1955
83 Don Thompson 24 14 0 240 6-4 Ferrum,Richmond 10/7/1939 1 4
19 Johnny Unitas* 30 QB 14 14 194 6-1 Louisville 5/7/1933 7 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1955
72 Bob Vogel 22 LT 13 13 250 6-5 Ohio St. 9/23/1941 Rook 6 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1963
46 Jim Welch 25 RS 14 0 196 6-0 SMU 3/17/1938 3 8 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 34th pick / 1960
86 Butch Wilson 22 2 0 228 6-2 Alabama 9/18/1941 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 24th pick / 1963
Oakland Raiders / 6th / 41st pick / 1963
Team Total 27.0 14 220.8 6-2.0 4.0