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5-7-2, Finished 3rd in AFL West Division  · 1963 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.2, Offense: 1.0, Defense: 4.2, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 347 points (24.8/g), 3rd of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 263 points (18.8/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 84 points (6.0/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.2-4.8.

Coach: Hank Stram (5-7-2)

Stadium: Kansas City Municipal Stadium
 Training Camp: William Jewell College (Liberty, Missouri)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Len Dawson 28 6 13 190 for 352, 2,389 yards, 26 td, 19 int, & 37 rushes for 272 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
HB Abner Haynes 26 3 0 99 rushes for 352 yards, 4 td, & 33 catches for 470 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
FB Curtis McClinton 24 1 0 142 rushes for 568 yards, 3 td, & 27 catches for 301 yards and 3 td Dallas Texans / 14th / 110th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 110th pick / 1960
FL Frank Jackson 24 2 0 50 catches for 785 yards, 8 td, & 3 rushes for 52 yards and 1 td Dallas Texans / 19th / 150th pick / 1961
SE Chris Burford 25 3 0 68 catches for 824 yards, 9 td, & 1 rush for 10 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 9th / 105th pick / 1960
TE Fred Arbanas*+ 24 1 0 34 catches for 373 yards, 6 td St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 7th / 54th pick / 1961
LT Jim Tyrer* 24 2 0 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
LG Marvin Terrell 25 3 0 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 24th pick / 1960
C Jon Gilliam 25 2 14 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 161st pick / 1960
RG Al Reynolds 25 3 0
RT Dave Hill 22 Rook 0 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bobby Bell 23 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
LDT Buck Buchanan 24 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
RDT Jerry Mays 24 2 0 Dallas Texans / 5th / 38th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 141st pick / 1961
RDE Mel Branch* 26 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 118th pick / 1960
LLB E.J. Holub+ 25 2 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Texans / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
MLB Sherrill Headrick 26 3 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Walt Corey* 25 3 0
LCB Duane Wood* 26 3 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Dave Grayson* 24 2 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Bobby Hunt 23 1 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Texans / 11th / 81st pick / 1962
RS Johnny Robinson* 25 3 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Jack Spikes 26 3 0 2 of 13 field goals & 23 of 24 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1960
P Jerrel Wilson 22 Rook 0 61 punts for a 43.1 average, 1 blocked Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
PR Frank Jackson 24 2 0 11 punt returns for a 8.6 average and 0 td Dallas Texans / 19th / 150th pick / 1961
KR Dave Grayson* 24 2 0 20 kick returns for a 28.2 average and 1 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
84 Fred Arbanas*+ 24 TE 14 0 240 6-3 Michigan St. 1/14/1939 1 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 7th / 54th pick / 1961
78 Bobby Bell 23 LDE 14 0 228 6-4 Minnesota 6/17/1940 Rook 8 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1963
61 Dennis Biodrowski 23 2 0 250 6-1 Memphis 6/27/1940 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 18th / 144th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 16th / 221st pick / 1962
87 Mel Branch* 26 RDE 14 0 230 6-2 LSU 2/15/1937 3 11 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 118th pick / 1960
81 Tommy Brooker 24 9 0 235 6-2 Alabama 10/31/1939 1 2 Dallas Texans / 17th / 131st pick / 1962
Washington Redskins / 16th / 211th pick / 1962
86 Buck Buchanan 24 LDT 14 0 270 6-7 Grambling St. 9/10/1939 Rook 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
New York Giants / 19th / 265th pick / 1963
71 Ed Budde* 23 14 0 265 6-5 Michigan St. 11/2/1940 Rook 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 4th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
88 Chris Burford 25 SE 14 0 220 6-3 Stanford 1/31/1938 3 9 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 105th pick / 1960
23 Bert Coan 23 8 0 220 6-5 TCU,Kansas 7/2/1940 1 1 Washington Redskins / 7th / 85th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 14th / 105th pick / 1962
56 Walt Corey* 25 RLB 12 0 240 6-2 Miami (FL) 5/9/1938 3 9
16 Len Dawson 28 QB 14 13 190 6-0 Purdue 6/20/1935 6 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
Bill Diamond 24 5 0 240 6-0 Miami (FL) 8/14/1939 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 174th pick / 1962
79 Charley Diamond 27 9 0 262 6-2 Miami (FL) 7/19/1936 3 3
70 Curt Farrier 22 5 0 264 6-6 Montana St. 6/25/1941 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 80th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 127th pick / 1963
65 Jon Gilliam 25 C 14 14 240 6-2 Oklahoma St.,Texas A&M-Commerce 10/22/1938 2 6 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 161st pick / 1960
45 Dave Grayson* 24 KR 14 0 187 5-10 Oregon 6/6/1939 2 11
28 Abner Haynes 26 HB 14 0 190 6-0 North Texas 9/19/1937 3 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
69 Sherrill Headrick 26 MLB 14 0 240 6-2 TCU 3/13/1937 3 8
73 Dave Hill 22 RT 11 0 260 6-5 Auburn 2/1/1941 Rook 6 New York Giants / 5th / 62nd pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 24th / 192nd pick / 1963
55 E.J. Holub+ 25 LLB 14 0 236 6-4 Texas Tech 1/5/1938 2 14 Dallas Texans / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
20 Bobby Hunt 23 LS 14 0 185 6-1 Auburn 8/15/1940 1 7 Dallas Texans / 11th / 81st pick / 1962
26 Frank Jackson 24 FL 14 0 185 6-1 SMU 4/14/1939 2 9 Dallas Texans / 19th / 150th pick / 1961
85 Dick Johnson 5 0 220 6-4 Minnesota 0/0/0 Rook 0
75 Jerry Mays 24 RDT 14 0 252 6-4 SMU 11/24/1939 2 12 Dallas Texans / 5th / 38th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 141st pick / 1961
32 Curtis McClinton 24 FB 14 0 227 6-3 Kansas 6/25/1939 1 8 Dallas Texans / 14th / 110th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 110th pick / 1960
64 Curt Merz 25 14 0 267 6-4 Iowa 4/17/1938 1 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1960
14 Bobby Ply 23 14 0 190 6-1 Baylor 8/13/1940 1 3 New York Titans / 5th / 37th pick / 1962
Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 216th pick / 1962
60 Al Reynolds 25 RG 9 0 250 6-3 Tarkio 2/15/1938 3 6
42 Johnny Robinson* 25 RS 14 0 205 6-1 LSU 9/9/1938 3 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
72 Paul Rochester 25 9 0 255 6-2 Michigan St. 7/15/1938 3 3
30 Jack Spikes 26 K 14 0 210 6-2 TCU 2/5/1937 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1960
35 Smokey Stover 25 14 0 227 6-0 La-Monroe 8/24/1938 3 4
63 Marvin Terrell 25 LG 14 0 235 6-1 Mississippi 6/10/1938 3 6 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 24th pick / 1960
77 Jim Tyrer* 24 LT 14 0 280 6-6 Ohio St. 2/25/1939 2 10 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
25 Charley Warner 23 14 0 176 6-0 Prairie View 4/14/1940 Rook 3
12 Eddie Wilson 23 qb 14 1 190 6-0 Arizona 8/14/1940 1 2 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 19th pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1962
44 Jerrel Wilson 22 P 14 0 222 6-2 Southern Miss 10/4/1941 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 88th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 225th pick / 1963
48 Duane Wood* 26 LCB 14 0 200 6-1 Oklahoma St. 9/20/1937 3 9
Team Total 23.7 14 228.5 6-2.3 1.7