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1963 Detroit Lions (NFL) 4th place Western Conference 5-8-1 .385
Head Coach: George Wilson
Defensive LineLes Bingaman
Defensive Backs/LinebackersDon Doll
Offensive LineAldo Forte
Offensive BacksRay McLean
Coaches AssistantBob Nussbaumer
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/10/1963HCleveland Browns24-10WDetroit, MITiger Stadium37248
Sat8/17/1963NNew York Giants21-24LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium83218Doubleheader
Sat8/24/1963NSt. Louis Cardinals22-17WOmaha, NERosenblatt Stadium14400
Sat8/30/1963HPittsburgh Steelers7-22LDetroit, MITiger Stadium23781
Sat9/7/1963NDallas Cowboys17-27LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium71218
Sat9/14/1963ALos Angeles Rams23-2WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum49342
Sun9/22/1963AGreen Bay Packers10-31LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium45912
Sun9/29/1963HChicago Bears21-37LDetroit, MITiger Stadium55400
Sun10/6/1963HSan Francisco 49ers26-3WDetroit, MITiger Stadium44088
Sun10/13/1963ADallas Cowboys14-17LDallas, TXCotton Bowl27264
Sun10/20/1963HBaltimore Colts21-25LDetroit, MITiger Stadium51901
Sun10/27/1963HMinnesota Vikings28-10WDetroit, MITiger Stadium44509
Sun11/3/1963ASan Francisco 49ers45-7WSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium33511
Sun11/10/1963ABaltimore Colts21-24LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium59758
Sun11/17/1963HLos Angeles Rams21-28LDetroit, MITiger Stadium44951
Sun11/24/1963AMinnesota Vikings31-34LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium28763
Thu11/28/1963HGreen Bay Packers13-13TDetroit, MITiger Stadium54016
Sun12/8/1963HCleveland Browns38-10WDetroit, MITiger Stadium51382
Sun12/15/1963AChicago Bears14-24LChicago, ILWrigley Field45317
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
41Terry BarrFL6'018928Michigan14
57Carl BrettschneiderLLB-RLB6'122332Iowa State5
76Roger BrownRDT6'529826Maryland-Eastern Shore14
74Mike BundraLDT-RDT6'325824Bakersfield CC; Southern California14
40Howard CassadyHB5'1018329Ohio State2
59Ernie ClarkLLB-RLB-LDE6'122226Michigan State14
89Gail CogdillSE6'220026Washington State14
20Dick ComptonTE-SE6'119523McMurry13
46Larry FergusonHB5'1018523Iowa7
53Dennis GaubatzMLB6'222523Louisiana State14
80Jim GibbonsTE6'222027Iowa14
79John GonzagaLOG-ROT6'324730none14
75John GordyROG6'324828Tennessee14
82Al GreerOE6'319723Jackson State1
86Tom HallRS6'219523Minnesota14
81Dick LaneLCB6'119434Western Nebraska JC12
77Danny LaRoseLOG6'525024Missouri9
28Yale LaryRS-P6'018733Texas A&M10
44Dick LeBeauRCB6'018526Ohio State14
52Monte LeeLLB6'422125Texas8
45Danny LewisFB-HB6'119927Wisconsin14
43Gary LoweLS5'1119629Michigan State3
21Bruce MaherLS5'1119026Detroit Mercy14
30Ollie MatsonFB-HB6'221033San Francisco CC; San Francisco8
78Darris McCordLDE6'425030Tennessee13
54Max MessnerLLB6'322525Cincinnati14
14Earl MorrallQB6'220529Michigan State14
72Floyd PetersLDT6'325427San Francisco State14
33Nick PietrosanteFB6'222526Notre Dame12
16Milt PlumQB-K6'120528Penn State10
61Lucien ReebergROT-LOG6'429021Hampton14
34Nick RyderFB6'020722Miami (Florida)10
70Daryl SandersLOT6'524822Ohio State1414
56Joe SchmidtMLB6'122031Pittsburgh10
50Bob ScholtzROT-C6'425026Notre Dame9
83Jim SimonRDE-LDT6'523523Miami (Florida)13
85Larry VargoTE-SE6'321224Detroit Mercy14
55Wayne WalkerRLB-K6'222527Idaho14
23Tommy WatkinsHB6'119526East Los Angeles JC; Iowa State13
51Bob WhitlowC6'123627Compton CC; Arizona1414
88Sam WilliamsRDE6'523532Michigan State14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Daryl Sanders112TOhio State
Roy Williams227TPacific
Chuck Walton455GIowa State
Don King683HBSyracuse
John Gamble796GPacific
Dennis Gaubatz8111LBLouisiana State
Kenny Dill9124LBMississippiFuture
Nick Ryder10139BMiami (Florida)
Karl Kassulke11152BDrake
Tommy Janik12167BTexas A&M-Kingsville
Ernie Clark13180LBMichigan State
Pete O'brien14195TXavier (Ohio)
Jim Simon15208E-LBMiami (Florida)
Charlie Johnson16223TVillanova
Gene Frantz17236BBrigham Young
Al Greer18251EJackson State
Lucien Reeberg19264THampton
Gordon Scarborough20279BTexas A&M-CommerceFuture
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals451038197
Opponents Totals60894670
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals230911241560531
Opponents Totals194741091157624
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Terry Barr130000078
Gail Cogdill100000060
Wayne Walker02929100.092240.9056
Nick Pietrosante50000030
Tommy Watkins40000024
Milt Plum01313100.01425.0016
Danny Lewis20000012
Jim Gibbons1000006
Tom Hall1000006
Yale Lary1000006
Dick LeBeau1000006
Darris McCord1000006
Earl Morrall1000006
Nick Ryder1000006
Larry Vargo1000006
Bruce Maher0000012
Team Totals424242100.0102638.51326
Opponents Totals32303293.8132454.22265
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Milt Plum1425.00/1/0/0/0/
Wayne Walker92240.91/3/3/2/0/
Team Totals102638.51/4/3/2/0/
Opponents Totals132454.25/3/3/2/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Danny Lewis1335284.0272
Tommy Watkins974234.4322
Nick Pietrosante1124183.7225
Earl Morrall261054.0181
Yale Lary12626.0260
Milt Plum9262.9130
Nick Ryder10232.3121
Larry Ferguson13231.850
Ollie Matson13201.590
Terry Barr199.090
Team Totals41516013.93211
Opponents Totals40515643.912
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Earl Morrall32817453.014026218.015.175t247.3144.329243237886.2
Milt Plum772735.1383394.412.63922.61215.643130818.7
Nick Pietrosante11100.003737.037.03700.000.00037118.8
Team Totals40620249.817829977.414.875t266.4266.433274272369.0
Opponents Totals37818348.417125976.914.2174.5246.345400219759.6
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Terry Barr66108616.575t13
Gail Cogdill4894519.770t10
Jim Gibbons3241212.932t1
Nick Pietrosante1617310.8240
Tommy Watkins1616810.5321
Danny Lewis151157.7300
Tom Hall3299.723t1
Dick Compton24120.5220
Ollie Matson22010.0170
Larry Ferguson284.070
Team Totals202299714.875t26
Opponents Totals183259714.217
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dennis Gaubatz15555.0550
Larry Vargo14242.042t1
Dick Compton12323.0230
Dick LeBeau515831.670t1
Roger Brown12020.0200
Wayne Walker11717.0170
Dick Lane57014.0330
Darris McCord155.050
Tom Hall34515.0360
Bruce Maher100.000
Yale Lary22110.521t1
Gary Lowe2147.0140
Team Totals2447019.670t3
Opponents Totals2639315.13
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Yale Lary35171348.9730
Earl Morrall29114339.4550
Dick Compton28542.5440
Team Totals66294144.6730319
Opponents Totals83377545.5635
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Tommy Watkins321239912.590t1
Larry Ferguson1101089.8250
Tom Hall10210710.7320
Dick Compton20115.580
Howard Cassady1077.070
Bruce Maher1033.030
Team Totals571463511.190t1
Opponents Totals2931911.00
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Tommy Watkins2144721.3330
Larry Ferguson923125.7490
Tom Hall614323.8290
Ollie Matson36120.3300
Nick Ryder33311.0210
Ernie Clark11313.0130
Dick Compton11313.0130
Larry Vargo188.080
Team Totals4594921.1490
Opponents Totals56120621.50
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Terry Barr410100
Mike Bundra0001100
Ernie Clark0003300
Gail Cogdill100000
Dick Compton100000
Larry Ferguson200000
Dennis Gaubatz0001100
Jim Gibbons0030330
John Gordy0010100
Tom Hall210100
Dick Lane0020200
Yale Lary0001100
Danny Lewis200000
Bruce Maher0001100
Darris McCord0001101
Earl Morrall500000
Nick Pietrosante400000
Lucien Reeberg0020200
Nick Ryder100000
Joe Schmidt0001100
Bob Scholtz0010100
Tommy Watkins410100
Sam Williams0002200
Team Totals261412112331
Opponents Totals24111314270
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