1963 Ottawa Rough Riders Statistics

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 Roster
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 Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Russ Jackson25915258.7291011.2197.383.173109.4
Bob O'Billovich10550.0696.900.0110.01732.9
Ron Stewart11100.01616.000.000.016118.8
Tommy Lee2150.073.500.0150.0718.8


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Thelen1519076.062 9
Ron Stewart1035235.135 3
Ernie White623956.447 4
Russ Jackson643846.042 5
Gene Gaines8516.424 0
Bob O'Billovich8354.411 1
Joe Williams13322.50
Rick Black7172.40
Don Derrick199.00
Whit Tucker188.00
Doug Daigneault144.00
Tommy Lee341.30
Totals42223695.662 22


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Whit Tucker4196723.673 6
Ted Watkins3256917.844 0
Ron Stewart2334014.845 5
Ernie White2046823.468 3
George Belu1522815.250 1
Dave Thelen1221317.847 2
Joe Williams79914.119 0
Gene Gaines44611.532 1
Joe Poirier35518.322 0
Rick Black11010.010 1
Bill Quinter177.00
Totals159300218.973 19


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Moe Racine332472.719947.4544241654.985157
Rick Black55100.02150.0109
George Belu4375.000003


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Rick Black79292037.0605
Ed Ulmer728941.3520

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Peter Quinn361484.113 0
Rick Black14846.011 0
Bob O'Billovich16835.20
Gary Schreider9546.013 0
Gene Gaines252.50
Ron Stewart144.00
Doug Daigneault144.00
Joe Poirier100.00
Totals803824.813 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ernie White1966535.085 0
Ron Stewart1440528.993 0
Jim Conroy7689.718 0
Ed Ulmer25728.532 0
Gene Gaines34214.019 0
Whit Tucker12222.022 0
George Belu111.00
Roger Kramer100.00
Totals48128026.793 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Larry Degraw55310.619 0
Gene Gaines39030.037 1
Don Derrick23819.025 0
Ed Ulmer22613.026 0
Bob O'Billovich22512.522 0
Peter Quinn12323.023 0
Joe Poirier11818.018 0
John Nichols188.00
Bill Quinter166.00
Jim Conroy100.00
Totals1928715.137 1

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Dave Thelen9200066
Moe Racine924657
Ron Stewart350000048
Ernie White43000042
Whit Tucker06000036
Russ Jackson500030
Rick Black01015620
Gene Gaines0100100012
George Belu100309
Bob O'Billovich1000006