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1963 Los Angeles Rams

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5-9-0, NFL West Division  · 1963 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.0, Offense: -6.0, Defense: -3.0, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 210 points (15.0/g), 13th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 350 points (25.0/g), 9th.
 Differential of -140 points (-10.0/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 3.2-10.8.

Coach: Harland Svare (5-9-0)

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 Training Camp: Chapman College (Orange, California)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Roman Gabriel 23 1 9 130 for 281, 1,947 yards, 8 td, 11 int, & 39 rushes for 132 yards and 3 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 1st pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
HB Dick Bass* 26 3 0 143 rushes for 520 yards, 5 td, & 30 catches for 348 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1959
FB Ben Wilson 24 Rook 0 109 rushes for 394 yards, 1 td, & 9 catches for 173 yards and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 68th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 28th / 224th pick / 1962
FL Carroll Dale 25 3 0 34 catches for 638 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 12 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 86th pick / 1960
SE Red Phillips 27 5 0 54 catches for 793 yards, 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1958
TE John Adams 26 4 0 9 catches for 93 yards, 0 td Chicago Bears / 5th / 57th pick / 1959
LT Joe Carollo 23 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 18th / 139th pick / 1962
LG Charlie Cowan 25 2 0 Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
C Art Hunter 30 9 0 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1954
RG Don Chuy 22 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 5th / 38th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 67th pick / 1963
RT Frank Varrichione 31 8 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1955
 Defensive Starters
LDE Deacon Jones 25 2 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 186th pick / 1961
LDT Merlin Olsen* 23 1 0 Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
RDT Rosey Grier 31 8 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 31st pick / 1955
RDE Lamar Lundy 28 6 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 47th pick / 1957
LLB Marlin McKeever 23 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1961
MLB Mike Henry 27 4 0 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 100th pick / 1958
RLB Jack Pardee*+ 27 6 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
LCB Eddie Meador 26 4 0 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
RCB Bobby Smith 25 1 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 26th / 205th pick / 1961
LS Lindon Crow 30 8 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1955
RS Carver Shannon 25 1 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 224th pick / 1959
 Special Teams Starters
K Danny Villanueva 26 3 0 9 of 17 field goals & 25 of 26 extra points
P Danny Villanueva 26 3 0 81 punts for a 45.4 average, 0 blocked
PR Carver Shannon 25 1 0 15 punt returns for a 8.8 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 224th pick / 1959
KR Carver Shannon 25 1 0 28 kick returns for a 29.4 average and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 224th pick / 1959

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
87 John Adams 26 TE 13 0 235 6-3 UCLA,Los Angeles St. 11/28/1937 4 1 Chicago Bears / 5th / 57th pick / 1959
25 Duane Allen 26 7 0 225 6-4 Mount San Antonio JC 10/21/1937 2 0 Denver Broncos / 33rd / 258th pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 116th pick / 1961
26 Jon Arnett 28 9 0 197 5-11 USC 4/20/1935 6 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1957
27 Pervis Atkins 28 14 0 230 6-1 San Francisco St.,New Mexico St. 11/24/1935 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 30th pick / 1960
15 Terry Baker 22 qb 4 1 200 6-3 Oregon St. 5/5/1941 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 12th / 90th pick / 1963
22 Dick Bass* 26 HB 12 0 197 5-10 Pacific 3/15/1937 3 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1959
78 Jim Boeke 25 14 0 255 6-5 Heidelberg 9/11/1938 3 2 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 217th pick / 1960
12 Zeke Bratkowski 32 qb 4 4 210 6-2 Georgia 10/20/1931 9 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 17th pick / 1953
17 Charley Britt 25 10 0 180 6-2 Georgia 3/20/1938 3 2 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 25th pick / 1960
63 Joe Carollo 23 LT 14 0 265 6-2 Notre Dame 3/25/1940 1 4 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 18th / 139th pick / 1962
62 Don Chuy 22 RG 14 0 260 6-0 Clemson 7/20/1941 Rook 4 Houston Oilers / 5th / 38th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 67th pick / 1963
73 Charlie Cowan 25 LG 14 0 264 6-4 New Mex. Highlands 6/19/1938 2 4 Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
41 Lindon Crow 30 LS 14 0 195 6-1 USC 4/4/1933 8 4 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1955
81 Carroll Dale 25 FL 12 0 200 6-2 Virginia Tech 4/24/1938 3 6 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 86th pick / 1960
79 Stan Fanning 26 10 0 270 6-7 Idaho 11/22/1937 3 2 Chicago Bears / 11th / 128th pick / 1960
18 Roman Gabriel 23 QB 12 9 220 6-5 North Carolina St. 8/5/1940 1 7 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 1st pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
76 Rosey Grier 31 RDT 14 0 284 6-5 Penn St. 7/14/1932 8 6 New York Giants / 3rd / 31st pick / 1955
45 John Griffin 24 10 0 190 6-1 Memphis 11/2/1939 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 43rd pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 8th / 61st pick / 1963
46 Alvin Hall 29 3 0 198 6-0 none 8/12/1934 2 2
31 Larry Hayes 28 9 0 220 6-3 Vanderbilt 7/21/1935 2 2
53 Mike Henry 27 MLB 14 0 220 6-2 USC 8/15/1936 4 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 100th pick / 1958
56 Art Hunter 30 C 12 0 245 6-4 Notre Dame 4/24/1933 9 4 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1954
75 Deacon Jones 25 LDE 14 0 272 6-5 South Carolina St.,Miss. Valley St. 12/9/1938 2 7 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 186th pick / 1961
51 Ken Kirk 25 8 0 230 6-2 Mississippi 2/26/1938 3 3 Chicago Bears / 9th / 104th pick / 1960
89 Cliff Livingston 33 14 0 218 6-3 UCLA 7/2/1930 9 4
85 Lamar Lundy 28 RDE 14 0 245 6-7 Purdue 4/17/1935 6 6 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 47th pick / 1957
86 Marlin McKeever 23 LLB 13 0 235 6-1 USC 1/1/1940 2 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1961
21 Eddie Meador 26 LCB 14 0 193 5-11 Arkansas Tech 8/10/1937 4 6 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
74 Merlin Olsen* 23 LDT 14 0 270 6-5 Utah St. 9/15/1940 1 9 Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
32 Jack Pardee*+ 27 RLB 14 0 225 6-2 Texas A&M 4/19/1936 6 11 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
37 Art Perkins 23 13 0 225 6-0 North Texas 5/1/1940 1 1 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 44th pick / 1962
Houston Oilers / 18th / 143rd pick / 1962
82 Red Phillips 27 SE 14 0 197 6-1 Auburn 2/5/1936 5 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1958
71 Joe Scibelli 24 14 0 256 6-1 Notre Dame 4/19/1939 2 2 New York Titans / 10th / 77th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 130th pick / 1961
66 Harley Sewell 32 2 0 230 6-1 Texas 4/18/1931 10 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 1953
47 Carver Shannon 25 KR 14 0 198 6-1 Southern Illinois 4/28/1938 1 6 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 224th pick / 1959
23 Bobby Smith 25 RCB 14 0 197 5-11 UCLA 7/5/1938 1 5 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 26th / 205th pick / 1961
52 Bill Swain 22 14 0 230 6-2 Oregon 2/22/1941 Rook 3
70 Frank Varrichione 31 RT 14 0 234 6-1 Notre Dame 1/14/1932 8 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1955
11 Danny Villanueva 26 K 14 0 200 5-11 New Mexico St. 11/5/1937 3 7
44 Nat Whitmyer 23 7 0 180 5-11 Washington 8/31/1940 Rook 3
36 Ben Wilson 24 FB 13 0 225 6-0 USC 3/9/1939 Rook 4 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 68th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 28th / 224th pick / 1962
Team Total 26.2 14 224.9 6-2.0 3.4