1963 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 5-8-1
Finishing 4th in the NFL's West Division
Coach: George Wilson (5-8-1)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1963 Detroit Lions Roster
1963 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1963 season with a record of 5 wins and 8 losses and 1 ties, finishing fourth in the NFL's West Division.

The Lions racked up 326 points, and the defensive squad yielded 265. Earl Morrall tossed for 2,621 yards. Terry Barr hauled in 66 balls for 1,086 yards, while Gail Cogdill contributed to the receiving game, too.

Dan Lewis rushed for a team-leading 528 yards for Detroit, while Nick Pietrosante and Tom Watkins also aided the ground game.

Night Train Lane and Dick LeBeau each picked off 5 opponent throws.

George Wilson coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Earl Morrall32817453.026218.0247.3144.37586.2
Milt Plum772735.13394.422.61215.63918.7
Nick Pietrosante11100.03737.000.000.037118.8


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dan Lewis1335284.027 2
Tom Watkins974234.432 2
Nick Pietrosante1124183.722 5
Earl Morrall261054.018 1
Yale Lary12626.026 0
Milt Plum9262.913 0
Nick Ryder10232.312 1
Larry Ferguson13231.80
Ollie Matson13201.50
Terry Barr199.00
Totals41516013.932 11


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Terry Barr66108616.575 13
Gail Cogdill4894519.770 10
Jim Gibbons3241212.932 1
Nick Pietrosante1617310.824 0
Tom Watkins1616810.532 1
Dan Lewis151157.730 0
Tom Hall3299.723 1
Dick Compton24120.522 0
Ollie Matson22010.017 0
Larry Ferguson284.00
Totals202299714.875 26


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Wayne Walker2929100.022940.956
Milt Plum1313100.04125.016


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Yale Lary35171348.973
Earl Morrall29114339.455
Dick Compton28542.544

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tom Watkins3239912.590 1
Larry Ferguson111089.825 0
Tom Hall1010710.732 0
Dick Compton2115.50
Howard Cassady177.00
Bruce Maher133.00
Totals5763511.190 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tom Watkins2144721.333 0
Larry Ferguson923125.749 0
Tom Hall614323.829 0
Ollie Matson36120.330 0
Nick Ryder33311.021 0
Ernie Clark11313.013 0
Dick Compton11313.013 0
Larry Vargo188.00
Totals4594921.149 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dick LeBeau515831.670 1
Night Train Lane57014.033 0
Tom Hall34515.036 0
Yale Lary22110.521 1
Gary Lowe2147.014 0
Dennis Gaubatz15555.055 0
Larry Vargo14242.042 1
Dick Compton12323.023 0
Roger Brown12020.020 0
Wayne Walker11717.017 0
Darris McCord155.00
Bruce Maher100.00
Totals2447019.670 3

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Terry Barr01300078
Gail Cogdill1000060
Wayne Walker0929056
Nick Pietrosante5000030
Tom Watkins211000024
Milt Plum0113016
Dan Lewis2000012
Jim Gibbons10006
Dick LeBeau10006
Tom Hall10000006
Darris McCord010006
Earl Morrall10006
Yale Lary010006
Nick Ryder100006
Larry Vargo010006
Bruce Maher0000012


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