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1963 New York Jets

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5-8-1, Finished 4th in AFL East Division  · 1963 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.4, Offense: -4.7, Defense: -4.7, SoS: 1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 249 points (17.8/g), 8th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 399 points (28.5/g), 7th.
 Differential of -150 points (-10.7/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 3.5-10.5.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (5-8-1)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: Peekskill Military Academy (Peekskill, New York)

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 Dick Wood 27 1 12 160 for 352, 2,204 yards, 18 td, 19 int, & 7 rushes for 17 yards and 1 td Baltimore Colts / 12th / 144th pick / 1959
HB Dick Christy 28 5 0 26 rushes for 88 yards, 1 td, & 8 catches for 73 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1958
FB Mark Smolinski 24 2 0 150 rushes for 561 yards, 4 td, & 34 catches for 278 yards and 1 td
WR Bake Turner* 23 1 0 71 catches for 1,009 yards, 6 td Baltimore Colts / 12th / 163rd pick / 1962
FL Don Maynard 28 5 0 38 catches for 780 yards, 9 td, & 2 rushes for 6 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
TE Gene Heeter 22 Rook 0 8 catches for 160 yards, 1 td San Diego Chargers / 8th / 58th pick / 1963
LT Winston Hill 22 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
LG Dan Ficca 24 1 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 53rd pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 29th / 231st pick / 1961
C Mike Hudock 29 3 0 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 128th pick / 1956
RG Sid Fournet 31 8 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 20th pick / 1955
RT Sherman Plunkett 30 5 0 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 71st pick / 1956
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bob Watters 28 1 0 New York Giants / 28th / 334th pick / 1958
LDT Chuck Janerette 25 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 49th pick / 1960
RDT Dick Guesman 25 3 0 Detroit Lions / 6th / 67th pick / 1959
RDE LaVerne Torczon 27 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 18th / 211th pick / 1957
LLB Jim Price 23 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 34th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1963
MLB Dave Yohn 26 1 0
RLB Larry Grantham*+ 25 3 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 15th / 178th pick / 1960
LCB Tony Stricker 23 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Clyde Washington 25 3 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 10th / 116th pick / 1960
LS Dainard Paulson 26 2 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Bill Baird 24 Rook 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Dick Guesman 25 3 0 9 of 24 field goals & 30 of 30 extra points Detroit Lions / 6th / 67th pick / 1959
P Curley Johnson 28 3 0 72 punts for a 42.1 average, 1 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 77th pick / 1957
PR Dick Christy 28 5 0 9 punt returns for a 5.1 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1958
KR Dick Christy 28 5 0 24 kick returns for a 24.4 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1958

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
2 Billy Atkins 29 2 0 196 6-1 Auburn 11/19/1934 5 1 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 59th pick / 1958
46 Bill Baird 24 RS 14 0 180 5-10 San Francisco St. 3/1/1939 Rook 6
56 Ted Bates 27 8 0 219 6-3 Oregon St. 9/22/1936 4 2 Chicago Cardinals / 5th / 52nd pick / 1959
63 Bob Butler 23 1 0 230 6-1 Kentucky 10/27/1940 1 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 124th pick / 1962
2 Ed Chlebek 23 2 0 175 5-11 West. Michigan 2/9/1940 Rook 0
45 Dick Christy 28 HB 11 0 191 5-10 North Carolina St. 11/24/1935 5 1 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1958
82 Ed Cooke 28 9 0 250 6-4 Maryland 5/3/1935 5 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 29th pick / 1958
56 Roger Ellis 25 1 0 233 6-3 Maine 2/1/1938 3 2 New York Giants / 14th / 166th pick / 1959
61 Dan Ficca 24 LG 14 0 245 6-1 USC 2/7/1939 1 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 53rd pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 29th / 231st pick / 1961
62 Sid Fournet 31 RG 14 0 235 6-0 LSU 8/27/1932 8 5 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 20th pick / 1955
60 Larry Grantham*+ 25 RLB 14 0 210 6-0 Mississippi 9/16/1938 3 8 Baltimore Colts / 15th / 178th pick / 1960
18 Johnny Green 26 1 0 198 6-3 Tenn-Chattanooga 10/12/1937 3 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 21st / 247th pick / 1959
84 Ken Gregory 26 14 0 190 6-1 Whittier 2/1/1937 2 1 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 49th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 24th / 192nd pick / 1961
77 Dick Guesman 25 K 14 0 255 6-4 West Virginia 1/22/1938 3 7 Detroit Lions / 6th / 67th pick / 1959
17 Galen Hall 23 qb 13 2 216 5-10 Penn St. 8/14/1940 1 2
85 Gene Heeter 22 TE 9 0 230 6-4 West Virginia 4/19/1941 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 58th pick / 1963
75 Winston Hill 22 LT 13 0 270 6-4 Texas Southern 10/23/1941 Rook 5 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
63 Roy Hord 29 13 0 244 6-4 Duke 12/25/1934 3 2 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 88th pick / 1957
52 Mike Hudock 29 C 14 0 245 6-2 Miami (FL) 9/29/1934 3 5 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 128th pick / 1956
72 Chuck Janerette 25 LDT 14 0 253 6-3 Penn St. 12/1/1938 3 4 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 49th pick / 1960
33 Curley Johnson 28 P 14 0 215 6-0 Houston 7/2/1935 3 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 77th pick / 1957
78 Jack Klotz 31 13 0 260 6-4 Widener 12/5/1932 3 2 Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 216th pick / 1956
89 Dee Mackey 29 14 0 235 6-5 Texas A&M-Commerce 10/16/1934 3 3 San Francisco 49ers / 24th / 287th pick / 1958
31 Bill Mathis* 25 14 0 220 6-1 Clemson 12/10/1938 3 4 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 88th pick / 1960
13 Don Maynard 28 FL 12 0 180 6-0 Rice,Texas-El Paso 1/25/1935 5 8 New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
88 Bob McAdams 24 12 0 250 6-3 North Carolina Central 11/1/1939 Rook 2 New York Giants / 17th / 237th pick / 1963
34 Walt Michaels 34 1 0 231 6-0 Washington & Lee 10/16/1929 12 2 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 86th pick / 1951
40 Dainard Paulson 26 LS 14 0 190 6-0 Oregon St. 5/15/1937 2 5
20 Bill Perkins 22 4 0 225 6-2 Iowa 1/12/1941 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 160th pick / 1963
64 Pete Perreault 24 3 0 248 6-3 Boston Univ. 3/1/1939 Rook 2
79 Sherman Plunkett 30 RT 14 0 290 6-4 Md-Eastern Shore 4/7/1933 5 5 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 71st pick / 1956
67 Jim Price 23 LLB 14 0 225 6-2 Auburn 9/17/1940 Rook 4 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 34th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 6th / 43rd pick / 1963
73 Paul Rochester 25 4 0 255 6-2 Michigan St. 7/15/1938 3 2
30 Mark Smolinski 24 FB 14 0 215 6-1 Wyoming 5/9/1939 2 7
25 Marshall Starks 24 14 0 195 6-0 Illinois 3/6/1939 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 106th pick / 1961
26 Tony Stricker 23 LCB 12 0 185 6-0 Cameron,Colorado 9/2/1940 Rook 4
73 George Strugar 29 8 0 239 6-5 Washington 4/2/1934 6 2 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 27th pick / 1957
87 LaVerne Torczon 27 RDE 14 0 250 6-3 Nebraska 1/1/1936 3 4 Cleveland Browns / 18th / 211th pick / 1957
29 Bake Turner* 23 WR 14 0 179 6-1 Texas Tech 7/22/1940 1 10 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 163rd pick / 1962
42 Clyde Washington 25 RCB 14 0 197 6-1 Purdue 3/21/1938 3 4 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 116th pick / 1960
86 Bob Watters 28 LDE 12 0 247 6-4 Lincoln (MO) 9/25/1935 1 4 New York Giants / 28th / 334th pick / 1958
26 Dave West 25 2 0 190 6-3 Central State (OH) 6/5/1938 Rook 1
19 Bill Wood 24 1 0 190 5-11 West Virginia Wesleyan 4/17/1939 Rook 1
19 Dick Wood 27 QB 12 12 205 6-5 Auburn 2/29/1936 1 7 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 144th pick / 1959
57 Dave Yohn 26 MLB 14 0 220 6-0 Gettysburg 10/10/1937 1 4
Team Total 26.0 14 222.2 6-1.8 2.4