1963 Football Team

Overall Record: 3-4-2 Conference Record: 2-3-2
Conference Finish: 5th place tie
Coach: Chalmers "Bump" Elliott
Captain: Joe O'Donnell
All-Conference: Tom Keating, Joe O'Donnell
Most Valuable Player: Tom Keating
Meyer Morton Award: Tom Keating
John Maulbetsch Award: Rick Sygar
Trainer: Jim Hunt
Assistant coaches: Don Dufek, Dennis Fitzgerald, Henry Fonde, Jack Fouts, Robert Holloway, Jack Nelson
Manager: Gustav Schulwitz

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Southern Methodist   -/- 09/28 H W 27-16 63,659
Navy   -/6 10/05 H L 13-26 55,877
Michigan State   -/- 10/12 H T 7-7 101,450
Purdue   -/- 10/19 H L 12-23 45,557
Minnesota   -/- 10/26 A L 0-6 62,107
Northwestern (HC)   -/- 11/02 H W 27-6 51,088
Illinois   -/2 11/09 A W 14-8 55,810
Iowa   -/- 11/16 H T 21-21 46,582
Ohio State   -/- 11/30 H L 10-14 36,424
Totals 131-127518,554

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Note:   The Ohio State game was moved back one week from Nov. 23 due to the assassination of President Kennedy.

Starting Lineups              
PositionPlayer
left end Jim Conley (7)
Craig Kirby (2)
left tackle Tom Keating (9)
left guard Joe O'Donnell (9)
center Brian Patchen (5)
Thomas Cecchini (4)
right guard Richard Hahn (6)
John Marcum (3)
right tackle Bill Yearby (8)
John Houtman
right end Bill Laskey (6)
John Henderson (3)
quarterback Bob Timberlake (9)
fullback Wayne Sparkman (4)
Melvin Anthony (3)
Chuck Dehlin (2)
left halfback Jack Clancy (9)
right halfback Dick Rindfuss (9)

View full 1963 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1963 Team Photo

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[Note: photo includes only varsity letter winners]

Back Row
Richard Ries, Craig Kirby, Ben Farabee, Stephen Smith, Bob Timberlake, Charles Ruzicka, Tom Cecchini
4th Row
student manager Gustav Schulwitz, Jack Clancy, Richard Hahn, Bill Laskey, Gerald Mader, Bill Yearby, Charles Dehlin, Jeffery Hoyne
3rd Row
John Marcum, Dick Rindfuss, Mel Anthony, Brian Patchen, John Henderson, James Green, Richard Wells, John Rowser
2nd Row
Paul Woodward, Harvey Chapman, Tom Prichard, Dave Kurtz, Dennis Alix, Forest Evashevski, Bob Chandler, David Kovacevich
Front Row
Wayne Sparkman, Tom Keating, Fritz Crisler, captain Joe O'Donnell, coach Bump Elliott, Jim Conley, William Dodd, John Houtman

1963 Full Squad Photo

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1963 Full Squad Photo

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