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1963 Houston Oilers

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6-8-0, Finished 3rd in AFL East Division  · 1963 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.4, Offense: -1.1, Defense: -3.3, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 302 points (21.6/g), 6th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 372 points (26.6/g), 6th.
 Differential of -70 points (-5.0/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-8.7.

Coach: Pop Ivy (6-8-0)

Stadium: Jeppesen Stadium
 Training Camp: Colorado College (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB George Blanda* 36 14 13 224 for 423, 3,003 yards, 24 td, 25 int, & 4 rushes for 1 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
HB Bill Tobin 22 Rook 0 75 rushes for 271 yards, 4 td, & 13 catches for 173 yards and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 189th pick / 1963
FB Charley Tolar 26 3 0 194 rushes for 659 yards, 3 td, & 41 catches for 275 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 27th / 319th pick / 1959
WR Willard Dewveall 27 4 0 58 catches for 752 yards, 7 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 18th pick / 1958
WR Charley Hennigan* 28 3 0 61 catches for 1,051 yards, 10 td
TE Bob McLeod 25 2 0 33 catches for 530 yards, 5 td Houston Oilers / 12th / 96th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 13th / 173rd pick / 1961
LT Walt Suggs 24 1 0 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1961
LG Bob Talamini*+ 24 3 0
C Bob Schmidt* 27 4 0 Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 159th pick / 1958
RG Hogan Wharton 28 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 131st pick / 1958
RT Rich Michael* 25 3 0
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gary Cutsinger 23 1 0 Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1962
Green Bay Packers / 7th / 98th pick / 1962
LDT Dudley Meredith 28 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 21st / 251st pick / 1957
RDT Ed Husmann* 32 10 0 Chicago Cardinals / 9th / 99th pick / 1953
RDE Don Floyd 25 3 0 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1960
LLB Doug Cline 25 3 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 14th / 168th pick / 1960
MLB Gene Babb 29 6 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 19th / 224th pick / 1957
RLB Mike Dukes 27 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1959
LCB Tony Banfield*+ 26 3 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Bobby Jancik 23 1 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 19th / 151st pick / 1962
LS Jim Norton* 25 3 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
RS Fred Glick*+ 26 4 0 12 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 23rd / 266th pick / 1959
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blanda* 36 14 13 9 of 24 field goals & 39 of 39 extra points Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
P Jim Norton* 25 3 0 65 punts for a 43.0 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
PR Fred Glick*+ 26 4 0 19 punt returns for a 9.0 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 23rd / 266th pick / 1959
KR Bobby Jancik 23 1 0 45 kick returns for a 29.3 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 19th / 151st pick / 1962

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
33 Gene Babb 29 MLB 14 0 216 6-3 Austin 12/27/1934 6 6 San Francisco 49ers / 19th / 224th pick / 1957
84 Johnny Baker 22 6 0 230 6-3 Mississippi St. 3/15/1941 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 37th pick / 1963
Houston Oilers / 7th / 54th pick / 1963
40 Tony Banfield*+ 26 LCB 14 0 185 6-1 Oklahoma St. 12/18/1937 3 13
16 George Blanda* 36 K 14 13 215 6-2 Kentucky 9/17/1927 14 11 Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
85 Danny Brabham 22 14 0 235 6-4 Arkansas 2/25/1941 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 30th pick / 1963
21 Bobby Brezina 22 1 0 200 6-0 Houston 4/28/1941 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 20th / 280th pick / 1963
20 Billy Cannon 26 6 0 207 6-1 LSU 8/2/1937 3 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1960
31 Doug Cline 25 LLB 14 0 230 6-2 Clemson 3/22/1938 3 9 New York Giants / 14th / 168th pick / 1960
78 Ed Culpepper 29 14 0 255 6-1 Alabama 1/21/1934 5 3 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 101st pick / 1955
80 Gary Cutsinger 23 LDE 14 0 245 6-5 Oklahoma St. 2/4/1940 1 6 Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1962
Green Bay Packers / 7th / 98th pick / 1962
88 Willard Dewveall 27 WR 14 0 224 6-4 SMU 4/29/1936 4 7 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 18th pick / 1958
35 Bo Dickinson 28 5 0 220 6-2 Southern Miss 7/18/1935 3 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 72nd pick / 1957
30 Mike Dukes 27 RLB 14 0 235 6-3 Clemson 3/16/1936 3 6 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1959
75 Don Floyd 25 RDE 9 0 245 6-3 TCU 7/10/1938 3 5 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1960
28 Charley Frazier 24 10 0 190 6-0 Texas Southern 8/12/1939 1 2
55 John Frongillo 24 3 0 255 6-3 Baylor 10/12/1939 1 2 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 28th / 224th pick / 1961
27 Fred Glick*+ 26 PR 14 0 195 6-1 Colorado St. 2/25/1937 4 12 Chicago Cardinals / 23rd / 266th pick / 1959
68 Tom Goode 25 14 0 245 6-3 Mississippi St. 12/1/1938 1 3 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 17th / 234th pick / 1961
87 Charley Hennigan* 28 WR 14 0 187 6-1 LSU,NW State (LA) 3/19/1935 3 9
82 Ed Husmann* 32 RDT 14 0 245 6-2 Nebraska 8/6/1931 10 7 Chicago Cardinals / 9th / 99th pick / 1953
23 Bobby Jancik 23 KR 14 0 178 5-11 Lamar 2/9/1940 1 5 Houston Oilers / 19th / 151st pick / 1962
41 Mark Johnston 25 14 0 203 6-0 Northwestern 3/4/1938 3 3
73 Bob Kelly 23 11 0 270 6-2 New Mexico St. 8/18/1940 2 2 Houston Oilers / 22nd / 176th pick / 1961
18 Randy Kerbow 23 8 0 190 6-1 Rice 12/19/1940 Rook 1
15 Jacky Lee 24 qb 14 1 189 6-1 Cincinnati 7/11/1939 3 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 61st pick / 1960
81 Bob McLeod 25 TE 14 0 240 6-4 Abilene Christian 11/10/1938 2 5 Houston Oilers / 12th / 96th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 13th / 173rd pick / 1961
74 Dudley Meredith 28 LDT 14 0 280 6-4 Florida,Midwestern St.,Lamar 1/16/1935 Rook 6 Detroit Lions / 21st / 251st pick / 1957
77 Rich Michael* 25 RT 14 0 242 6-3 Ohio St. 11/15/1938 3 7
83 Ron Nery 29 4 0 247 6-6 Kansas St. 12/30/1934 3 2 New York Giants / 7th / 81st pick / 1956
43 Jim Norton* 25 LS 14 0 190 6-3 Idaho 10/20/1938 3 10 Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
45 Larry Onesti 25 14 0 195 6-0 Northwestern 11/12/1938 1 3 Houston Oilers / 9th / 71st pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 8th / 110th pick / 1962
64 Willis Perkins 29 3 0 260 6-0 Texas Southern 2/14/1934 2 2
52 Bob Schmidt* 27 C 14 0 248 6-4 Minnesota 7/9/1936 4 7 Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 159th pick / 1958
32 Dave Smith 26 14 0 210 6-1 Ripon 3/23/1937 3 4 Green Bay Packers / 21st / 241st pick / 1959
76 Walt Suggs 24 LT 14 0 260 6-5 Mississippi St. 5/15/1939 1 5 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1961
61 Bob Talamini*+ 24 LG 14 0 255 6-1 Kentucky 1/8/1939 3 10
47 Bill Tobin 22 HB 10 0 210 5-11 Missouri 2/16/1941 Rook 3 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 189th pick / 1963
44 Charley Tolar 26 FB 14 0 199 5-6 NW State (LA) 9/5/1937 3 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 27th / 319th pick / 1959
86 Bucky Wegener 24 14 0 245 5-10 Missouri 10/31/1939 1 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 16th / 215th pick / 1962
63 Hogan Wharton 28 RG 14 0 250 6-2 Houston 12/13/1935 3 5 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 131st pick / 1958
Team Total 25.8 14 225.5 6-1.8 2.7