1963 Denver Broncos Statistics

American Football League (AFL)
Team Record: 2-11-1
Finishing 4th in the AFL's West Division
Coach: Jack Faulkner (2-11-1)
Location: Denver, Colorado
1963 Denver Broncos Roster
1963 Denver Broncos Results

The Denver Broncos of the American Football League ended the 1963 season with a record of 2 wins and 11 losses and 1 ties, finishing fourth in the AFL's West Division.

The Broncos stumbled, scoring only 301 points, though they the leaky defense surrendered 473, most in the circuit. Mickey Slaughter threw for 1,689 yards. Lionel Taylor paced pass catchers, hauling in 78 passes for 1,101 yards.

Billy Joe ran for a team-best 646 yards for Denver.

Goose Gonsoulin intercepted 6 errant tosses from the opposition.

Jack Faulkner coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Mickey Slaughter22311250.216897.6125.4156.77465.4
Don Breaux1387050.79356.875.164.37171.4
John McCormick722838.94175.845.634.27259.8
Frank Tripucka15746.7312.100.0533.31413.9
Donnie Stone300.
Lionel Taylor100.
Gene Mingo100.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Billy Joe1546464.268 4
Donnie Stone963824.039 3
Mickey Slaughter291274.419 1
Hewritt Dixon231054.618 2
Gene Mingo24903.817 0
Don Breaux11504.515 0
Charley Mitchell24411.70
Bo Dickinson5316.213 0
Bob Gaiters9202.20
Clarence Walker2147.00
John McCormick3-5-1.7-2 0
Totals38015014.068 10


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lionel Taylor78110114.172 10
Gene Prebola3047115.757 2
Bill Groman2743716.274 3
Donnie Stone222089.555 1
Bob Scarpitto2146322.066 5
Billy Joe15906.034 1
Hewritt Dixon1013013.030 0
Charley Mitchell8718.920 0
Gene Mingo3113.727 0
Bob Gaiters17474.074 1
Bo Dickinson199.00
Tom Rychlec177.00
Totals217307214.274 23


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Gene Mingo3535100.0301653.383


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Jim Fraser81359644.466

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Charley Mitchell1214111.828 0
Gene Mingo78512.145 0
Hewritt Dixon35819.347 0
Al Frazier34214.019 0
Willie Brown3299.717 0
Totals2835512.747 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Charley Mitchell3795425.890 1
Bob Gaiters1122520.529 0
Hewritt Dixon919521.737 0
Al Frazier718526.449 0
Gene Mingo715121.631 0
Willie Brown37023.354 0
Bob Scarpitto188.00
Jim Fraser100.00
Harold Olson200.00
Totals78178822.990 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Goose Gonsoulin66410.742 1
Tom Janik23216.031 0
Wahoo McDaniel2126.010 0
Bob Zeman12323.023 0
Jerry Hopkins12121.021 0
Gordy Holz100.00
Willie Brown100.00
Charley Mitchell100.00
Totals1515210.142 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Gene Mingo00001635083
Lionel Taylor1000060
Billy Joe4100030
Bob Scarpitto5000030
Donnie Stone3100024
Bill Groman300018
Gene Prebola2000114
Hewritt Dixon200000012
Bud McFadin10006
Goose Gonsoulin10006
Mickey Slaughter10006
Charley Mitchell000100006
Bob Gaiters0100006