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1963 St. Louis Cardinals

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9-5-0, Finished 3rd in NFL East Division  · 1963 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.0, Offense: 1.2, Defense: 2.8, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 341 points (24.4/g), 4th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 283 points (20.2/g), 6th.
 Differential of 58 points (4.1/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 8.5-5.5.

Coach: Wally Lemm (9-5-0)

Stadium: Busch Stadium (Sportsman's Par
 Training Camp: Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, Illinois)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Charley Johnson* 25 2 14 222 for 423, 3,280 yards, 28 td, 21 int, & 41 rushes for 143 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 8th / 63rd pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 109th pick / 1960
HB Bill Triplett 23 1 0 134 rushes for 652 yards, 5 td, & 31 catches for 396 yards and 3 td Boston Patriots / 9th / 70th pick / 1962
New York Giants / 6th / 72nd pick / 1962
FB Joe Childress 30 7 0 174 rushes for 701 yards, 2 td, & 25 catches for 354 yards and 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 7th pick / 1956
FL Bobby Joe Conrad+ 28 5 0 73 catches for 967 yards, 10 td, & 1 rush for 0 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1958
SE Sonny Randle 27 4 0 51 catches for 1,014 yards, 12 td Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 218th pick / 1958
TE Jackie Smith 23 Rook 0 28 catches for 445 yards, 2 td St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
LT Irv Goode 23 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 28th pick / 1962
LG Ed Cook 31 5 0 1 fumble recovered
C Bob DeMarco* 25 2 0 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 157th pick / 1960
RG Ken Gray* 27 5 0 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 6th / 62nd pick / 1958
RT Ernie McMillan 25 2 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 176th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 29th / 226th pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Joe Robb 26 4 0 Chicago Bears / 14th / 164th pick / 1959
LDT Don Owens 31 6 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1957
RDT Luke Owens 30 6 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1957
RDE Don Brumm 22 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 24th pick / 1963
LLB Larry Stallings 22 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
MLB Dale Meinert* 30 5 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 8th / 88th pick / 1955
RLB Bill Koman 29 7 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 8th / 91st pick / 1956
LCB Pat Fischer 23 2 0 8 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 232nd pick / 1961
RCB Jimmy Hill 35 8 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Jerry Stovall 22 Rook 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
RS Larry Wilson* 25 3 0 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Bakken 23 1 0 11 of 21 field goals & 44 of 44 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
P Jerry Stovall 22 Rook 14 65 punts for a 40.7 average, 0 blocked St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
PR Billy Gambrell 22 Rook 0 11 punt returns for a 10.1 average and 0 td Boston Patriots / 12th / 92nd pick / 1963
KR Jerry Stovall 22 Rook 14 15 kick returns for a 27.9 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
85 Taz Anderson 25 5 0 220 6-2 Georgia Tech 11/15/1938 2 0 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 80th pick / 1960
25 Jim Bakken 23 K 14 0 200 5-11 Wisconsin 11/2/1940 1 4 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
50 Garland Boyette 23 9 0 238 6-1 Grambling St. 3/22/1940 1 3
86 Don Brumm 22 RDE 11 0 245 6-3 Purdue 10/4/1941 Rook 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 24th pick / 1963
49 Jimmy Burson 23 1 0 175 6-0 Auburn 10/13/1940 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 8th / 63rd pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 142nd pick / 1963
35 Joe Childress 30 FB 14 0 202 6-0 Auburn 10/26/1933 7 9 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 7th pick / 1956
40 Bobby Joe Conrad+ 28 FL 14 0 194 6-2 Texas A&M 11/17/1935 5 10 New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1958
75 Ed Cook 31 LG 13 0 245 6-2 Notre Dame 6/29/1932 5 6
44 John David Crow 28 3 0 220 6-2 Texas A&M 7/8/1935 5 0 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1958
61 Bob DeMarco* 25 C 14 0 248 6-2 Indiana,Dayton 9/16/1938 2 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 157th pick / 1960
63 Fate Echols 24 3 0 258 6-1 Northwestern 6/29/1939 1 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1962
New York Titans / 3rd / 21st pick / 1962
37 Pat Fischer 23 LCB 14 0 170 5-9 Nebraska 1/2/1940 2 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 232nd pick / 1961
3 Billy Gambrell 22 PR 14 0 175 5-10 South Carolina 9/18/1941 Rook 1 Boston Patriots / 12th / 92nd pick / 1963
22 Prentice Gautt 25 1 0 210 6-1 Oklahoma 2/8/1938 3 0 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 19th pick / 1960
55 Irv Goode 23 LT 13 0 255 6-5 Kentucky 10/12/1940 1 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 28th pick / 1962
64 Ken Gray* 27 RG 14 0 245 6-2 Howard Payne 3/10/1936 5 10 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 62nd pick / 1958
33 Mal Hammack 30 13 0 205 6-2 Florida 6/19/1933 8 0 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 26th pick / 1955
80 Ed Henke 36 10 0 227 6-3 USC 12/13/1927 14 3 Washington Redskins / 13th / 128th pick / 1949
41 Jimmy Hill 35 RCB 12 0 192 6-2 Sam Houston St. 6/27/1928 8 7
66 John Houser 28 7 0 238 6-3 Redlands 6/21/1935 6 3
11 Buddy Humphrey 28 4 0 198 6-1 Baylor 9/29/1935 4 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1959
12 Charley Johnson* 25 QB 14 14 200 6-1 Schreiner College,New Mexico St. 11/22/1938 2 13 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 63rd pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 109th pick / 1960
34 Bill Koman 29 RLB 14 0 229 6-2 North Carolina 9/16/1934 7 7 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 91st pick / 1956
73 Ernie McMillan 25 RT 14 0 275 6-5 Illinois 2/21/1938 2 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 176th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 29th / 226th pick / 1961
60 Dave Meggyesy 22 6 0 220 6-2 Syracuse 11/1/1941 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 226th pick / 1963
62 Dale Meinert* 30 MLB 14 0 220 6-2 Oklahoma St. 12/18/1933 5 9 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 88th pick / 1955
70 Don Owens 31 LDT 13 0 255 6-5 Southern Miss 4/3/1932 6 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1957
78 Luke Owens 30 RDT 14 0 254 6-2 Kent St. 10/19/1933 6 7 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1957
23 Bob Paremore 24 14 0 190 5-11 Florida A&M 12/5/1939 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 73rd pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 17th / 133rd pick / 1963
88 Sonny Randle 27 SE 14 0 189 6-2 Virginia 1/6/1936 4 10 Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 218th pick / 1958
65 Tom Redmond 26 9 0 250 6-5 Vanderbilt 9/21/1937 3 3 Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 63rd pick / 1959
71 Bob Reynolds 24 14 0 265 6-5 Bowling Green 1/22/1939 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 17th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 4th / 30th pick / 1963
84 Joe Robb 26 LDE 14 0 238 6-3 TCU 3/15/1937 4 7 Chicago Bears / 14th / 164th pick / 1959
52 Marion Rushing 27 14 0 223 6-2 Southern Illinois 9/3/1936 4 4
72 Sam Silas 23 14 0 255 6-4 Southern Illinois 9/25/1940 Rook 3 Boston Patriots / 6th / 46th pick / 1963
81 Jackie Smith 23 TE 14 0 235 6-4 NW State (LA) 2/23/1940 Rook 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
24 Billy Stacy 27 9 0 191 6-1 Mississippi St. 7/30/1936 4 3 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1959
67 Larry Stallings 22 LLB 14 0 230 6-1 Georgia Tech 12/11/1941 Rook 7 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
21 Jerry Stovall 22 KR 14 14 205 6-2 LSU 4/30/1941 Rook 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
31 John Symank 28 13 0 180 5-11 Florida 8/31/1935 6 4 Green Bay Packers / 23rd / 268th pick / 1957
36 Bill Thornton 24 14 0 215 6-1 Nebraska 9/20/1939 Rook 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 58th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 22nd / 171st pick / 1963
38 Bill Triplett 23 HB 13 0 215 6-2 Miami (OH) 5/9/1940 1 9 Boston Patriots / 9th / 70th pick / 1962
New York Giants / 6th / 72nd pick / 1962
8 Larry Wilson* 25 RS 14 0 190 6-0 Utah 3/24/1938 3 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1960
Team Total 26.1 14 220.6 6-1.8 3.2