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1963 Kentucky Wildcats football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1963 record3–6–1 (0–5–1 SEC)
Head coachCharlie Bradshaw (2nd season)
Home stadiumStoll Field/McLean Stadium
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7/7 Ole Miss 5 0 1     7 1 2
#5/6 Auburn 6 1 0     9 2 0
#8/9 Alabama 6 2 0     9 2 0
#NR/11 Mississippi State 4 1 2     7 2 2
LSU 4 2 0     7 4 0
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 3 0
Florida 3 3 1     6 3 1
Tennessee 3 5 0     5 5 0
Georgia 2 4 0     4 5 1
Vanderbilt 0 5 2     1 7 2
Kentucky 0 5 1     3 6 1
Tulane 0 6 1     1 8 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1963 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference during the 1963 NCAA University Division football season.[1]

It is notable to look at the teams roster and key statistics and full roster/coaching information: Record: 3-6-1 (83rd of 120) (Schedule & Results) Conference: SEC Conference Record: 0-5-1 Coach: Charley Bradshaw (3-6-1) Points For: 142 Points/G: 14.2 (74th of 120) Points Against: 168 Opp Pts/G: 16.8 (72nd of 120) Player Class Pos Summary Rick Norton* QB 79 Cmp, 182 Att, 1177 Yds, 6 TD Talbott Todd QB 4 Cmp, 7 Att, 52 Yds, 0 TD Rodger Bird* RB 85 Att, 382 Yds, 4.5 Avg Darrell Cox* RB 58 Att, 293 Yds, 5.1 Avg Ken Bocard* RB 60 Att, 219 Yds, 3.7 Avg Bobby Kosid RB 38 Att, 192 Yds, 5.1 Avg Perky Bryant RB 27 Att, 93 Yds, 3.4 Avg Tom Becherer RB 20 Att, 47 Yds, 2.4 Avg Bob Ashworth RB 2 Att, 1 Yds, 0.5 Avg Rick Kestner* WR 15 Rec, 230 Yds, 15.3 Avg Bill Jenkins* WR 10 Rec, 148 Yds, 14.8 Avg John Andrighetti WR 9 Rec, 101 Yds, 11.2 Avg Jim Komara WR Jim Foley* OL Jerry Murphy* OL Clyde Richardson* OL Rich Tucci* OL Herschel Turner* OL Bob Brown OL Doug Davis OL Ed Smith OL


In Looking at rushing and receiving Rick Horton had a spectacular season: Rushing & Receiving • Rushing Receiving Scrimmage Rk Player Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD 1 Rick Norton 87 -63 -0.7 2 2 12 6.0 0 89 -51 -0.6 2

The roster was a solid roaster overall but did have some coaching issues.

Notable History about the team: As per the article there was not much strength with coach Charlie Bradsaw as they did not have success in 1962, and 1963. Real success did not start until 1965.

Something significant about this time was the history- as references.com shows:

“On the 22nd, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. All kinds of hell broke loose all across the land. Company 409 in San Diego was a couple of weeks away from completing boot camp and we were told to pack our duffle bags and await orders for deployment. We were sure war with Cuba was coming. The media had claimed that Cuba was the guilty party in the assassination. We sat in our barracks for three days waiting on those orders. They never came. You can imagine my relief. The assassination of JFK, however, would change the world, especially the United States. We had lost our innocence”

JFK assignation effected the whole world and even how the sport team was run.

Source: https://www.aseaofblue.com/2013/8/29/4642170/kentucky-footballtales-from-the-dark-side-the-charlie-bradshaw-years

ReferencesEdit

https://www.aseaofblue.com/2013/8/29/4642170/kentucky-footballtales-from-the-dark-side-the-charlie-bradshaw-years

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