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1963 Denver Broncos

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2-11-1, Finished 4th in AFL West Division  · 1963 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.8, Offense: -0.1, Defense: -10.6, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 301 points (21.5/g), 7th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 473 points (33.8/g), 8th.
 Differential of -172 points (-12.3/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 3.6-10.4.

Coach: Jack Faulkner (2-11-1)

Stadium: Bears Stadium
 Training Camp: Colorado State (Fort Collins, Colorado)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Mickey Slaughter 22 Rook 7 112 for 223, 1,689 yards, 12 td, 15 int, & 29 rushes for 127 yards and 1 td Denver Broncos / 7th / 50th pick / 1963
HB Donnie Stone 26 2 0 96 rushes for 382 yards, 3 td, & 22 catches for 208 yards and 1 td Chicago Bears / 21st / 249th pick / 1959
FB Billy Joe 23 Rook 0 154 rushes for 646 yards, 4 td, & 15 catches for 90 yards and 1 td Denver Broncos / 11th / 85th pick / 1963
Washington Redskins / 9th / 119th pick / 1963
FL Bob Scarpitto 24 2 0 21 catches for 463 yards, 5 td San Diego Chargers / 9th / 71st pick / 1961
SE Lionel Taylor 28 4 0 78 catches for 1,101 yards, 10 td
TE Gene Prebola 25 3 0 30 catches for 471 yards, 2 td Detroit Lions / 19th / 219th pick / 1960
LT Harold Olson 25 3 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 13th pick / 1960
LG Bob McCullough 23 1 0
C Jerry Sturm 27 2 0
RG Ernie Barnes 25 3 0 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 112th pick / 1960
RT Eldon Danenhauer 28 3 0
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ray Jacobs 25 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 1st / 7th pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 17th / 228th pick / 1962
LDT Bud McFadin* 35 11 0 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
RDT Gordy Holz 30 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 23rd / 270th pick / 1955
RDE Chuck Gavin 30 3 0
LLB John Nocera 29 4 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 16th / 182nd pick / 1957
MLB Wahoo McDaniel 25 3 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Jim Fraser* 27 1 0 Cleveland Browns / 21st / 250th pick / 1959
LCB John McGeever 24 1 0 Denver Broncos / 7th / 50th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 83rd pick / 1962
RCB Charley Mitchell 23 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 4th / 52nd pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 18th / 141st pick / 1963
LS Bob Zeman 26 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 10th / 119th pick / 1959
RS Goose Gonsoulin* 25 3 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Gene Mingo 25 3 0 16 of 30 field goals & 35 of 35 extra points
P Jim Fraser* 27 1 0 81 punts for a 44.4 average, 3 blocked Cleveland Browns / 21st / 250th pick / 1959
PR Charley Mitchell 23 Rook 0 12 punt returns for a 11.8 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 52nd pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 18th / 141st pick / 1963
KR Charley Mitchell 23 Rook 0 37 kick returns for a 25.8 average and 1 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 52nd pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 18th / 141st pick / 1963

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
62 Ernie Barnes 25 RG 14 0 247 6-3 North Carolina Central 7/15/1938 3 7 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 112th pick / 1960
19 Don Breaux 23 qb 9 2 205 6-1 McNeese St. 8/3/1940 Rook 3
24 Willie Brown 23 8 0 195 6-1 Grambling St. 12/2/1940 Rook 2
26 Donald Coffey 24 3 0 190 6-4 Memphis 8/16/1939 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 12th / 164th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 25th / 199th pick / 1961
75 Eldon Danenhauer 28 RT 9 0 245 6-5 Emporia St.,Pittsburg St. 10/4/1935 3 7
35 Bo Dickinson 28 6 0 220 6-2 Southern Miss 7/18/1935 3 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 72nd pick / 1957
30 Hewritt Dixon 23 5 0 230 6-1 Florida A&M 1/8/1940 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 8th / 60th pick / 1963
Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 151st pick / 1963
53 Tom Erlandson 23 11 0 235 6-3 Washington St. 3/24/1940 1 2
55 Jim Fraser* 27 P 14 0 236 6-3 Wisconsin 5/29/1936 1 7 Cleveland Browns / 21st / 250th pick / 1959
42 Al Frazier 28 3 0 180 5-11 Florida A&M 5/28/1935 2 0 Chicago Bears / 20th / 240th pick / 1957
28 Bob Gaiters 25 6 0 210 5-11 New Mexico St. 2/26/1938 2 1 Denver Broncos / 1st / 1st pick / 1961
New York Giants / 2nd / 17th pick / 1961
61 Chuck Gavin 30 RDE 14 0 250 6-1 Tennessee St. 12/26/1933 3 4
23 Goose Gonsoulin* 25 RS 14 0 210 6-3 Baylor 6/7/1938 3 6 San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1960
89 Bill Groman 27 14 0 194 6-0 Heidelberg 7/17/1936 3 4
74 Gordy Holz 30 RDT 14 0 260 6-4 Minnesota 5/24/1933 3 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 23rd / 270th pick / 1955
50 Jerry Hopkins 22 7 0 235 6-2 Texas A&M 1/24/1941 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 4th / 31st pick / 1963
83 Ray Jacobs 25 LDE 7 0 285 6-3 Howard Payne 11/21/1938 Rook 4 Houston Oilers / 1st / 7th pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 17th / 228th pick / 1962
26 Tom Janik 23 14 0 190 6-3 Texas A&M,Texas A&M-Kingsville 9/6/1940 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 21st pick / 1963
Detroit Lions / 12th / 167th pick / 1963
3 Billy Joe 23 FB 14 0 235 6-2 Villanova 10/14/1940 Rook 6 Denver Broncos / 11th / 85th pick / 1963
Washington Redskins / 9th / 119th pick / 1963
73 Ike Lassiter 23 7 0 270 6-5 St. Augustine's 11/15/1940 1 2 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 115th pick / 1962
10 John McCormick 26 qb 9 3 208 6-1 Boston Col.,Massachusetts 5/26/1937 1 1
67 Bob McCullough 23 LG 14 0 245 6-2 Colorado 11/18/1940 1 7
54 Wahoo McDaniel 25 MLB 14 0 235 6-1 Oklahoma 6/19/1938 3 4
64 Bud McFadin* 35 LDT 14 0 260 6-3 Texas 8/21/1928 11 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
47 John McGeever 24 LCB 13 0 195 6-1 Auburn 2/14/1939 1 4 Denver Broncos / 7th / 50th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 83rd pick / 1962
21 Gene Mingo 25 K 14 0 216 6-2 none 9/22/1938 3 7
27 Charley Mitchell 23 KR 14 0 185 5-11 Washington 5/25/1940 Rook 6 Chicago Bears / 4th / 52nd pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 18th / 141st pick / 1963
80 Ron Nery 29 4 0 247 6-6 Kansas St. 12/30/1934 3 2 New York Giants / 7th / 81st pick / 1956
43 John Nocera 29 LLB 9 0 220 6-1 Iowa 5/4/1934 4 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 16th / 182nd pick / 1957
68 Tom Nomina 22 14 0 260 6-3 Miami (OH) 12/27/1941 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 13th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1963
76 Harold Olson 25 LT 14 0 255 6-2 Clemson 1/19/1938 3 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 13th pick / 1960
71 Jim Perkins 24 14 0 250 6-2 Colorado 6/16/1939 1 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 86th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 21st / 162nd pick / 1962
77 Anton Peters 22 10 0 245 6-4 Florida 2/3/1941 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 6th / 45th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 99th pick / 1963
88 Gene Prebola 25 TE 14 0 225 6-3 Boston Univ. 6/30/1938 3 4 Detroit Lions / 19th / 219th pick / 1960
80 Tom Rychlec 29 3 0 220 6-3 American Int. 9/11/1934 5 0 Detroit Lions / 10th / 119th pick / 1957
82 Bob Scarpitto 24 FL 11 0 192 5-11 Notre Dame 1/7/1939 2 4 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 71st pick / 1961
51 Leon Simmons 25 2 0 225 6-0 Grambling St. 9/27/1938 Rook 2
45 John Sklopan 23 3 0 200 5-10 Southern Miss 9/12/1940 Rook 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 64th pick / 1963
Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 156th pick / 1963
7 Mickey Slaughter 22 QB 13 7 204 6-2 Louisiana Tech 8/22/1941 Rook 6 Denver Broncos / 7th / 50th pick / 1963
34 Donnie Stone 26 HB 14 0 205 6-1 Arkansas 1/5/1937 2 5 Chicago Bears / 21st / 249th pick / 1959
72 Jerry Sturm 27 C 14 0 260 6-3 Illinois 12/31/1936 2 7
87 Lionel Taylor 28 SE 14 0 215 6-2 New Mex. Highlands 8/15/1935 4 10
18 Frank Tripucka 36 2 2 192 6-2 Notre Dame 12/8/1927 14 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1949
30 Clarence Walker 25 1 0 205 6-1 Southern Illinois 9/23/1938 Rook 0
46 Bob Zeman 26 LS 14 0 200 6-1 Wisconsin 2/22/1937 3 4 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 119th pick / 1959
Team Total 25.6 14 224.1 6-1.9 2.1