1963 Michigan Wolverines football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1963 record3–4–2 (2–3–2 Big Ten)
Head coachBump Elliott (5th season)
MVPTom Keating
CaptainJoe O'Donnell
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3/4 Illinois 5 1 1     8 1 1
#10/10 Michigan State 4 1 1     6 2 1
Ohio State 4 1 1     5 3 1
Purdue 4 3 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     5 4 0
Wisconsin 3 4 0     5 4 0
Michigan 2 3 2     3 4 2
Iowa 2 3 1     3 3 2
Minnesota 2 5 0     3 6 0
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1963 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1963 college football season. The team's head coach was Bump Elliott. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 28, 1963* SMU Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 27–16   63,659
October 5, 1963* #6/7 Navy Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 26–13   55,877
October 12, 1963 Michigan State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI T 7–7   101,450
October 19, 1963 Purdue Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 23–12   45,557
October 26, 1963 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 6–0   62,107
November 2, 1963† Northwestern Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 27–6   51,088
November 9, 1963 at #2/2 Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il W 14–8   55,810
November 16, 1963 Iowa Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI T 21–21   46,582
November 30, 1963 Ohio State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 14–10   36,424
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Statistical leaders[edit | edit source]

Rushing[edit | edit source]

Player Attempts Net yards Yards per attempt Touchdowns
Mel Anthony 103 394 3.8 5
Bob Timberlake 98 228 2.3 1
Dick Rindfuss 58 211 3.6 3

Passing[edit | edit source]

Player Attempts Completions Interceptions Comp % Yards Yds/Comp TD
Bob Timberlake 98 47 4 48.0 593 12.6 3
Bob Chandler 33 16 2 48.5 216 13.5 3
Forest Evashevski, Jr. 23 12 3 52.2 154 12.8 1

Receiving[edit | edit source]

Player Receptions Yards Yds/Recp TD Long
John Henderson 27 330 12.2 4 10
Craig Kirby 13 166 12.8 0 24
Jim Conley 6 114 19.0 1 33

Kickoff returns[edit | edit source]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Jack Clancy 9 221 24.6 0 33
Harvey Chapman 2 62 31.0 0
Dick Rindfuss 4 56 14.0 0 23

Punt returns[edit | edit source]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Jack Clancy 10 105 10.5 0 15
Dick Rindfuss 11 96 8.7 0 4
Richard Wells 4 25 6.3 0

Players[edit | edit source]

  • Mel Anthony - started 3 games at fullback
  • Thomas Cecchini - started 4 games at center
  • Jack Clancy - started 9 games at left halfback
  • Jim Conley - started 7 games at left end
  • Chuck Dehlin - started 2 games at fullback
  • Richard Hahn - started 6 games at right guard
  • John Henderson - started 3 games at right end
  • John Houtman - started 1 game at right tackle
  • Tom Keating - started 9 games at left tackle
  • Craig Kirby - started 2 games at left end
  • Bill Laskey - started 6 games at right end
  • John Marcum - started 3 games at right guard
  • Joe O'Donnell - started 9 games at left guard
  • Brian Patchen - started 5 games at center
  • Dick Rindfuss - started 9 games at right halfback
  • Wayne Sparkman - started 4 games at fullback
  • Bob Timberlake - started 9 games at quarterback
  • Bill Yearby - started 8 games at right tackle

Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

  • Captain: Joe O'Donnell
  • All-Conference: Tom Keating, Joe O'Donnell
  • Most Valuable Player: Tom Keating
  • Meyer Morton Award: Tom Keating
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Rick Sygar

Coaching staff[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

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