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1963 College Football All-America Team

Recognized by NCAA

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The 1963 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and writers that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1963. The seven selectors recognized by the NCAA as "official" for the 1963 season are (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), (2) the Associated Press (AP), (3) the Central Press Association (CP), (4) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), (5) the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA), (6) the Sporting News, and (7) the United Press International (UPI).

1963 College Football All-America Team Intro articles: 1

Consensus All-Americans

For the year 1963, the NCAA recognizes seven published All-American teams as "official" designations for purposes of its consensus determinations.[1] Four players were unanimously chosen as first-team All-Americans by all seven official selectors. They were: (1) Navy quarterback Roger Staubach, who was awarded the 1963 Heisman Trophy; (2) Illinois center/linebacker Dick Butkus, won the 1963 Chicago Tribune Silver Football as the Big Ten Conference's Most Valuable Player; (3) tackle Scott Appleton who won the Outland Trophy and led the 1963 Texas Longhorns football team to a national championship; and (4) Nebraska guard Bob "The Boomer" Brown, who was the second player chosen in the 1964 NFL Draft. Staubach, Butkus and Brown were each subsequently inducted into both the College and Pro Football Hall of Fames. The consensus All-American team also included College and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees Gale Sayers (running back, Kansas) and Carl Eller (tackle, Minnesota).

The following chart identifies the NCAA-recognized consensus All-Americans and displays which first-team designations they received.

Name Position School Number Official Other
Scott Appleton Tackle Texas 7/7 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI FN, Time, WC
Bob Brown Guard Nebraska 7/7 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI FN, Time, WC
Dick Butkus Center Illinois 7/7 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI FN, Time, WC
Roger Staubach Quarterback Navy 7/7 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI FN, Time, WC
Rick Redman Guard Washington 6/7 AFCA, CP, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI FN, WC
Carl Eller Tackle Minnesota 5/7 AFCA, AP, CP, FWAA, UPI FN, Time, WC
Gale Sayers Halfback Kansas 5/7 AFCA, FWAA, NEA, SN, UPI FN, WC
Vern Burke End Oregon State 4/7 AFCA, CP, FWAA, UPI FN, WC
Larry Elkins End Baylor 3/7 CP, NEA, SN FN, WC
Sherman Lewis Halfback Michigan State 3/7 AP, CP, UPI FN, WC
Jim Grisham Fullback Oklahoma 3/7 CP, NEA, SN FN
Paul Martha Back-Safety Pittsburgh 3/7 CP, NEA, SN FN

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  • Vern Burke, Oregon State (AFCA-1, FWAA, NEA-2, UPI-1, CP, FN, WC)
  • Larry Elkins, Baylor (NEA-1, SN, CP, UPI-2, FN, WC)
  • Bob Lacey, North Carolina (AP-1, FWAA, NEA-1, FN)
  • Billy Martin, Georgia Tech (Time, NEA-1, SN, UPI-2, FN)
  • Jim Kelly, Notre Dame (AFCA-1, UPI-1)
  • Dave Parks, Texas Tech (AP-1, SN)
  • Charles Brooks, Memphis State (FN)
  • Billy Truax, LSU (FN)
  • Hal Bedsole, USC (Time)
  • Mel Profit, UCLA (AFCA-2, AP-2, NEA-3, UPI-3)
  • John Simmons, Tulsa (AFCA-2, UPI-3)
  • Don Montgomery, North Carolina St. (AP-2)
  • Allen Brown, Ole Miss (NEA-3)


  • Scott Appleton, Texas (AFCA-1, AP-1, FWAA, NEA-1, SN, UPI-1, CP, WC, FN, Time)
  • Carl Eller, Minnesota (AFCA-1, AP-1, FWAA, NEA-3, UPI-1, CP, WC, FN, Time)
  • Ernie Borghetti, Pittsburgh (AP-2, FWAA, NEA-3, FN)
  • Harry Schuh, Memphis State (NEA-1)
  • Ken Kortas, Louisville (FWAA)
  • Whaley Hall, Ole Miss (AFCA-2, UPI-2)
  • Ralph Neely, Oklahoma (AFCA-2, AP-2, UPI-2, FN)
  • Archie Sutton, Illinois (NEA-2, UPI-3)
  • Jim Freeman, Navy (NEA-2, FN)
  • Al Hillebrand, Stanford (FN)


  • Bob Brown, Nebraska (AFCA-1, AP-1, FWAA, NEA-1, SN, UPI-1, CP, WC, FN, Time)
  • Rick Redman, Washington (AFCA-1, FWAA, NEA-1, SN, UPI-1, CP, FN, WC)
  • Herschel Turner, Kentucky (SN, UPI-3 [tackle], Time)
  • Damon Bame, USC (AP-1, NEA-3, UPI-2)
  • Steve DeLong, Tennessee (AFCA-2, FWAA, UPI-3, FN)
  • Mike Reilly, Iowa (AP-2, FWAA)
  • Dick Nowak, Army (AFCA-2, UPI-2, FN)
  • Bob Lehman, Notre Dame (AP-2)
  • Ed Adamchik, Pittsburgh (NEA-2)
  • Bill Budness, Boston Univ. (NEA-2)
  • Don Croftcheck, Indiana (NEA-3)
  • Earl Lattimer, Michigan State (UPI-3, FN)
  • Robbie Hucklebridge, LSU (FN)


  • Dick Butkus, Illinois (AFCA-1, AP-1, FWAA, NEA-1, SN, UPI-1, CP, WC, FN, Time)
  • Kenny Dill, Mississippi (AP-2, FWAA, FN)
  • Ronnie Caveness, Arkansas (FN)
  • Malcolm Walker, Rice (NEA-2, UPI-3)
  • Ray Kubala, Texas A&M (AFCA-2)
  • Pat Watson, Mississippi State (UPI-2)
  • Orville Hudson, East Texas St. (NEA-3)




  • Jim Grisham, Oklahoma (CP, NEA-1, SN, UPI-2, FN)
  • Tommy Crutcher, TCU (AFCA-1, UPI-3)
  • Tom Nawatske, Indiana (FN)
  • Tony Lorick, Arizona State (FN)
  • Tom Vaughn, Iowa State (AFCA-2)
  • Forrest Gump, Alabama (returner)


  • Bold – Consensus All-American[1]
  • -1 – First-team selection
  • -2 – Second-team selection
  • -3 – Third-team selection

Official selectors

Other selectors

1963 College Football All-America Team Offense articles: 2

See also


  1. ^ a b "Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2016. p. 9. Retrieved October 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "Coaches Association Says Jay Wilkinson All-American". Star News, Wilmington, N.C. November 26, 1963. p. 11.
  3. ^ Bob Hoobing (December 6, 1963). "Staubach, Sidle, Lewis, Lothridge On All-America". The Morning Record, Meriden, Conn. p. 4.
  4. ^ Ted Gangi (ed.). "FWAA All-America Since 1944: The All-Time Team" (PDF). Retrieved February 8, 2015.
  5. ^ "Staubach Leads Youthful NEA All-Americans". Evening Independent, St. Petersburg, FL. December 2, 1963. p. 14A.
  6. ^ ESPN College Football Encyclopedia. ESPN Books. 2005. p. 1269. ISBN 1401337031.
  7. ^ "Wilkinson Named To UPI All-American Team". The Times-News, Hendersonville, N.C. December 5, 1963. p. 7.
  8. ^ Roger Stanton, ed. (November 30, 1963). "All-America Selected". The Football News. pp. 1, 3.
  9. ^ "Where the Money Will Go". Time. 1963-11-27.
  10. ^ "Walter Camp Football Foundation All-American Selections". Walter Camp Football Foundation. Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-04-05.