1963 Ottawa Rough Riders Roster

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 9-5 18
Finishing 2nd in the CFL's Eastern Conference
Postseason: 2-1 Lost Conference Final
Coach: Frank Clair (9-5)
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
1963 Ottawa Rough Riders Statistics
1963 Ottawa Rough Riders Results

The Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League ended the 1963 season with a record of 9 wins and 5 losses for 18 points, finishing second in the CFL's Eastern Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-1.

The Rough Riders racked up 326 points, and the defensive squad surrendered 284. Dave Thelen carried the ball for a team-high 907 yards for Ottawa.

Russ Jackson tossed for 2,910 yards. Whit Tucker grabbed 41 receptions for 967 yards. Ted Watkins contributed to the receiving game, too.

Larry Degraw picked off 5 opponent throws.

Frank Clair coached the team. The 1963 Ottawa Rough Riders lost in the Conference Final.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
Gilles ArchambaultG/TMarch 9, 19346'2"245OttawaRichelieu, QC 1
73George BeluEJune 11, 19396'1"200OhioLorain, OH 14
51Marv BevanG6'0"245Hamilton Tigers Jr.13
30Rick BlackHB6'0"210Mount AllisonOttawa, ON 14
65Billy BoothDEApril 7, 19406'0"230LSUMinden, LA 14
52Jim CainT6'4"240Detroit Mercy14
54Merv CollinsG6'1"220Ottawa Collegiate14
25Jim ConroyLBOctober 18, 19376'0"205Southern CaliforniaVancouver, BC 14
23Doug DaigneaultHBAugust 4, 19366'1"192ClemsonValleyfield, QC 4
15Larry DegrawHB5'10"175Utah13
23Don DerrickHB6'1"195Oklahoma State7
Don EstesTOctober 14, 19386'3"250LSUTomball, TX USA2
22Gene GainesDBJune 26, 19385'11"185UCLALos Angeles, CA 14
12Russ JacksonQBJuly 28, 19366'1"195McMasterHamilton, ON 1414
40Bill JohnsonCAugust 11, 19386'4"240Northeast Oklahoma StateLethbridge, AB 14
76John KenersonEMarch 18, 19386'3"255Kentucky St.Chicago, IL USA9
64Roger KramerT6'5"280Kalamazoo College (MI)Kalamazoo, MI 13
16Tommy LeeQBSeptember 11, 19426'0"185WillametteHonolulu, HI 40
20John NicholsHB6'1"220Tennessee10
10Bob O'BillovichHBJune 30, 19405'10"182Montana StateButte, MT 130
17Joe PoirierHB6'1"190N.D.G. Maple Leafs Jr.14
24Peter QuinnHB5'11"192Queen's14
74Bill QuinterG/TOctober 2, 19396'2"238IndianaTakoma Park, MD 14
62Moe RacineT/KOctober 14, 19376'4"235CornwallCornwall, ON 13
14Gary SchreiderHB/K5'10"185Queen's3
50Sam ScocciaG5'11"240Hamilton Int.14
42Jerry SelingerC/LBJuly 17, 19356'0"215St. Joseph's (Indiana)Wayburn, SK 0
66Mel SemenkoDEDecember 12, 19376'2"235ColoradoBaton Rouge, LA 4
60Bill SiekerskiT6'1"250Missouri State14
Len SparksDB/EMarch 18, 19406'2"207WyomingSouth Porcupine, ON 9
11Ron StewartHBSeptember 25, 19345'8"180Queen'sToronto, ON 140
21Dave ThelenFBSeptember 2, 19366'0"200Miami (Ohio)14
71Oscar ThorslandEApril 30, 19406'4"220ClemsonNew York, NY 4
26Whit TuckerFL6'0"175Western Ontario14
23Ed UlmerHB/PJuly 21, 19406'2"195Ohio State2
55Kaye VaughanGJune 30, 19316'2"220TulsaConcordia, KS 13
75Ted WatkinsWR6'3"200Pacific14
27Ernie WhiteHBJanuary 26, 19385'8"180DaytonYoungstown, OH 12
Joe WilliamsDEMarch 16, 19415'10"205IowaDaisy, GA 2
53Chuck WoodGJuly 26, 19406'1"225McGillMontreal, QC 3