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1963 San Diego Chargers

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11-3-0, Finished 1st in AFL West Division  · 1963 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.0, Offense: 4.8, Defense: 4.2, SoS: -1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 399 points (28.5/g), 1st of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 255 points (18.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 144 points (10.3/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.4-3.6.

Coach: Sid Gillman (11-3-0)
 Other Notable Asst.: Chuck Noll (Defensive Assistant)

Stadium: Balboa Stadium
 Training Camp: Rough Acres Ranch (Boulevard, California)


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 Tobin Rote*+ 35 13 14 170 for 286, 2,510 yards, 20 td, 17 int, & 24 rushes for 62 yards and 2 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1950
HB Paul Lowe* 27 3 0 177 rushes for 1,010 yards, 8 td, & 26 catches for 191 yards and 2 td
FB Keith Lincoln*+ 24 2 0 128 rushes for 826 yards, 5 td, & 24 catches for 325 yards and 3 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 5th / 61st pick / 1961
FL Lance Alworth*+ 23 1 0 61 catches for 1,205 yards, 11 td, & 2 rushes for 14 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
SE Don Norton 25 3 0 21 catches for 281 yards, 1 td Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 56th pick / 1960
TE Dave Kocourek* 26 3 0 23 catches for 359 yards, 5 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 223rd pick / 1959
LT Ernie Wright* 24 3 0 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 200th pick / 1961
LG Sam Gruneisen 22 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 25th / 200th pick / 1962
C Don Rogers 27 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 74th pick / 1959
RG Pat Shea 24 1 0
RT Ron Mix*+ 25 3 0 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1960
 Defensive Starters
LDE Earl Faison*+ 24 2 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 5th / 66th pick / 1961
LDT Henry Schmidt 28 4 0 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 71st pick / 1958
RDT George Gross 22 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 103rd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 16th / 128th pick / 1962
RDE Bob Petrich 22 Rook 0 New York Giants / 6th / 82nd pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 11th / 82nd pick / 1963
LLB Emil Karas* 30 4 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1959
MLB Chuck Allen* 24 2 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 28th / 223rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 228th pick / 1961
RLB Paul Maguire 25 3 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Bud Whitehead 24 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 16th / 127th pick / 1961
RCB Dick Harris 26 3 0 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS George Blair 25 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 6th / 72nd pick / 1960
RS Gary Glick 33 7 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1956
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blair 25 2 0 17 of 28 field goals & 44 of 48 extra points New York Giants / 6th / 72nd pick / 1960
P Paul Maguire 25 3 0 58 punts for a 38.6 average, 0 blocked
PR Lance Alworth*+ 23 1 0 11 punt returns for a 10.9 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
KR Keith Lincoln*+ 24 2 0 17 kick returns for a 25.8 average and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 5th / 61st pick / 1961

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
50 Chuck Allen* 24 MLB 14 0 225 6-1 Washington 9/7/1939 2 10 San Diego Chargers / 28th / 223rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 228th pick / 1961
19 Lance Alworth*+ 23 FL 14 0 184 6-0 Arkansas 8/3/1940 1 16 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 9th pick / 1962
39 George Blair 25 K 14 0 195 5-11 Mississippi 5/10/1938 2 11 New York Giants / 6th / 72nd pick / 1960
55 Frank Buncom 24 14 0 235 6-2 USC 11/2/1939 1 3 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 48th pick / 1962
89 Reggie Carolan 24 4 0 236 6-6 Idaho 10/25/1939 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 102nd pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 17th / 135th pick / 1961
60 Sam DeLuca 27 14 0 250 6-2 South Carolina 5/2/1936 3 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1957
86 Earl Faison*+ 24 LDE 14 0 270 6-5 Indiana 1/31/1939 2 11 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 5th / 66th pick / 1961
43 Gary Glick 33 RS 6 0 195 6-2 Colorado St. 5/14/1930 7 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1956
79 George Gross 22 RDT 14 0 270 6-3 Auburn 1/26/1941 Rook 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 103rd pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 16th / 128th pick / 1962
65 Sam Gruneisen 22 LG 7 0 242 6-1 Villanova 1/16/1941 1 6 San Diego Chargers / 25th / 200th pick / 1962
21 John Hadl 23 14 0 214 6-1 Kansas 2/15/1940 1 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
36 Dick Harris 26 RCB 14 0 187 5-11 McNeese St. 7/24/1937 3 12
40 Bobby Jackson 23 12 0 238 6-3 New Mexico St. 3/16/1940 1 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 19th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 56th pick / 1962
56 Emil Karas* 30 LLB 14 0 230 6-3 Dayton 12/13/1933 4 8 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1959
24 Keith Kinderman 23 3 0 221 6-0 Iowa,Florida St. 4/16/1940 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1963
Green Bay Packers / 8th / 104th pick / 1963
83 Dave Kocourek* 26 TE 14 0 240 6-5 Wisconsin 8/20/1937 3 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 19th / 223rd pick / 1959
77 Ernie Ladd* 25 14 0 290 6-9 Grambling St. 11/28/1938 2 5 Chicago Bears / 4th / 48th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 119th pick / 1961
57 Bobby Lane 24 7 0 222 6-2 Baylor 10/30/1939 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 144th pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 20th / 158th pick / 1961
22 Keith Lincoln*+ 24 FB 14 0 215 6-1 Washington St. 5/8/1939 2 12 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 5th / 61st pick / 1961
23 Paul Lowe* 27 HB 14 0 205 6-0 Oregon St. 9/27/1936 3 12
38 Jacque MacKinnon 25 14 0 235 6-4 Colgate 11/10/1938 2 3 San Diego Chargers / 33rd / 264th pick / 1962
Philadelphia Eagles / 20th / 280th pick / 1961
84 Paul Maguire 25 P 14 0 228 6-0 The Citadel 8/22/1938 3 9
20 Gerry McDougall 28 14 0 225 6-3 UCLA 3/21/1935 1 3
27 Charlie McNeil 27 10 0 180 5-11 Compton CC (CA) 8/8/1936 3 3
82 Bob Mitinger 23 14 0 232 6-2 Penn St. 2/13/1940 1 4 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 29th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 5th / 34th pick / 1962
74 Ron Mix*+ 25 RT 14 0 250 6-4 USC 3/10/1938 3 12 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1960
88 Don Norton 25 SE 7 0 190 6-1 Iowa 3/13/1938 3 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 56th pick / 1960
61 Ernie Park 23 7 0 253 6-3 McMurry 10/22/1940 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 19th / 146th pick / 1963
85 Bob Petrich 22 RDE 14 0 252 6-4 West Texas A&M 3/15/1941 Rook 6 New York Giants / 6th / 82nd pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 11th / 82nd pick / 1963
29 Jerry Robinson 24 14 0 190 5-11 Grambling St. 3/9/1939 1 4 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 64th pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 11th / 147th pick / 1962
52 Don Rogers 27 C 14 0 240 6-2 South Carolina 12/4/1936 3 10 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 74th pick / 1959
18 Tobin Rote*+ 35 QB 14 14 211 6-3 Rice 1/18/1928 13 13 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 17th pick / 1950
76 Henry Schmidt 28 LDT 14 0 254 6-4 USC,Trinity (TX) 9/28/1935 4 6 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 71st pick / 1958
64 Pat Shea 24 RG 14 0 250 6-1 USC 6/28/1939 1 7
78 Walt Sweeney 22 14 0 256 6-4 Syracuse 4/18/1941 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 8th / 107th pick / 1963
25 Dick Westmoreland 22 14 0 190 6-1 North Carolina A&T 2/17/1941 Rook 6
47 Bud Whitehead 24 LCB 14 0 185 6-0 Florida St. 1/1/1939 2 5 San Diego Chargers / 16th / 127th pick / 1961
75 Ernie Wright* 24 LT 14 0 270 6-4 Ohio St. 11/6/1939 3 8 Los Angeles Rams / 15th / 200th pick / 1961
Team Total 25.1 14 227.8 6-2.2 2.2