1963 American Football League draft

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1963 American Football League draft
General information
Date(s)December 1, 1962
Location Dallas, TX
232 total selections in 29 rounds
League AFL
First selection Buck Buchanan, DT
Kansas City Chiefs
Mr. Irrelevant John Sisk, Jr., DB
Kansas City Chiefs
Hall of Famers4

The 1963 American Football League draft was held in Dallas on Saturday, December 1, 1962. [1]


The Kansas City Chiefs drafted as the Dallas Texans, as their relocation would take place a few months later. With the first overall selection, they took Buck Buchanan, a defensive tackle from Grambling in Louisiana. [2] [3] The NFL draft was held two days later in Chicago.

Player selections

= Pro Bowler [4] = AFL All-Star [5] = Hall of Famer

Round one

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
1 Kansas City Chiefs (Pick acquired from the Oakland Raiders) Buck Buchanan Defensive Tackle Grambling State
2 San Diego Chargers Walt Sweeney Guard Syracuse
3 New York Jets Jerry Stovall Defensive Back LSU
4 Buffalo Bills Dave Behrman Center Michigan State
5 Denver Broncos Kermit Alexander Defensive Back UCLA
6 Houston Oilers Danny Brabham Linebacker Arkansas
7 Boston Patriots Art Graham Wide Receiver Boston College
8Kansas City Chiefs Ed Budde GuardMichigan State

Round two

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
9Buffalo Bills (Pick acquired from the Oakland Raiders) Jim Dunaway Defensive Tackle Mississippi
10San Diego Chargers Rufus Guthrie Guard Georgia Tech
11Denver Broncos (Pick acquired from the New York Jets) Ray Poage Tight End Texas
12Buffalo Bills Tom Hutchinson Tight End Kentucky
13Denver BroncosTom NominaDefensive Tackle Miami (OH)
14Boston Patriots Lee Roy Jordan Linebacker Alabama
15Houston Oilers Don Estes GuardLSU
16Kansas City Chiefs Walt Rock Tackle Maryland

Round three

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
17San Diego Chargers (Pick acquired from the Oakland Raiders) Dave Robinson Linebacker Penn State
18San Diego Chargers Keith Kinderman Fullback Florida State
19New York Jets Willie Richardson Flanker Jackson State
20Buffalo Bills Tom Brown Defensive BackMaryland
21Denver Broncos Tom Janik Defensive Back Texas A&M-Kingsville
22Houston OilersJerry Cook Halfback Texas
23Boston Patriots Bob Vogel Tackle Ohio State
24Kansas City Chiefs Don Brumm Defensive End Purdue

Round four

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
25Houston Oilers (Pick acquired from the Oakland Raiders) Lee Roy Caffey Linebacker Texas A&M
26San Diego Chargers Roy Williams Defensive Tackle Pacific
27New York JetsJohn ContoulisDefensive Tackle Connecticut
28Buffalo Bills Tom Woodeshick Running Back West Virginia
29Denver Broncos Lou Slaby Linebacker Pittsburgh
30Boston Patriots Bob Reynolds Tackle Bowling Green
31Houston Oilers Jerry Hopkins LinebackerTexas A&M
32Kansas City Chiefs Daryl Sanders TackleOhio State

Round five

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
33Houston Oilers (Pick acquired from the Oakland Raiders) Homer Jones Split End Texas Southern
34San Diego Chargers Larry Glueck Defensive Back Villanova
35New York Jets John Mackey Tight EndSyracuse
36Buffalo Bills Bob Jencks Tight EndMiami (OH)
37Denver Broncos Ray Mansfield Center Washington
38Houston Oilers Don Chuy Guard Clemson
39Boston PatriotsLou CiociGuardBoston College
40Kansas City Chiefs John Campbell Linebacker Minnesota

Round six

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
41 Oakland Raiders Butch Wilson Tight EndAlabama
42San Diego ChargersPat EmerickLinebacker Western Michigan
43New York Jets Jim Price Linebacker Auburn
44Buffalo BillsJim MossLinebacker South Carolina
45Denver BroncosAnton PetersDefensive Tackle Florida
46Boston Patriots Sam Silas Defensive Tackle Southern Illinois
47Houston Oilers Lionel Aldridge Defensive End Utah State
48Kansas City Chiefs George Saimes Defensive BackMichigan State

Round seven

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
49Oakland Raiders Dave Costa Defensive Tackle Utah
50Denver Broncos (Pick acquired from the San Diego Chargers) Mickey Slaughter Quarterback Louisiana Tech
51New York JetsLouis GuyDefensive BackMississippi
52Buffalo Bills Jim Kanicki Defensive TackleMichigan State
53Denver Broncos Paul Flatley Wide receiver Northwestern
54Houston Oilers Johnny Baker Linebacker Mississippi State
55Boston Patriots Dick Williamson End Alabama
56Kansas City Chiefs Bobby Bell LinebackerMinnesota

Round eight

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
57Oakland RaidersRoger LockeEnd Arizona State
58San Diego Chargers Gene Heeter Tight EndWest Virginia
59New York JetsBill KingQuarterback Dartmouth
60Denver Broncos (Pick acquired from the Buffalo Bills) Hewritt Dixon Running Back Florida A&M
61Denver BroncosJohn GriffinDefensive Back Memphis
62Boston PatriotsRod FosterGuardOhio State
63Houston Oilers Jimmy Burson Defensive BackAuburn
64Kansas City ChiefsJohn SklopanDefensive Back Southern Mississippi

Round nine

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
65Oakland Raiders Jerry Logan Defensive Back West Texas A&M
66San Diego Chargers Steve Barnett Tackle Oregon
67New York JetsStan SandersEnd Whittier
68Buffalo Bills Larry Stallings LinebackerGeorgia Tech
69Denver Broncos Marv Fleming Tight EndUtah
70Houston OilersEd BurkeTackle Notre Dame
71Boston Patriots Jim Simon Guard Miami (FL)
72Kansas City Chiefs Jan Barrett End Fresno State

Round ten

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
73Oakland Raiders Ray Schoenke Guard SMU
74San Diego ChargersDon ScottTackle Tampa
75New York Jets Tony Liscio Tackle Tulsa
76Buffalo Bills Ron Snidow Defensive EndOregon
77Denver Broncos Lonnie Sanders Defensive BackMichigan State
78Denver Broncos (Pick acquired from the Boston Patriots Pat Richter Tight End Wisconsin
79Boston Patriots (Pick acquired from the Houston Oilers)Don McKinnonLinebackerDartmouth
80Kansas City ChiefsCurt FarrierDefensive Tackle Montana State

Round eleven

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
81Kansas City Chiefs (Pick acquired from the Oakland Raiders) Lindy Infante HalfbackFlorida
82San Diego Chargers Bob Petrich Defensive EndWest Texas A&M
83Buffalo Bills (Pick acquired from the New York Jets)Ron GoodwinFlanker Baylor
84Houston Oilers (Pick acquired from the Buffalo Bills)Tom BrownGuardPittsburgh
85Denver Broncos Billy Joe Running BackVillanova
86Boston Patriots (Pick acquired from the Houston Oilers)Dave HayesFullbackPenn State
87Boston Patriots Dave Watson GuardGeorgia Tech
88Kansas City Chiefs Jerrel Wilson Running BackSouthern Mississippi

Round twelve

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
89Oakland RaidersWalt BurdenLinebacker McNeese State
90San Diego Chargers Terry Baker Quarterback Oregon State
91New York JetsJoe CraverLinebacker North Carolina
92Boston Patriots (Pick acquired from the Buffalo Bills) Billy Gambrell Split EndSouth Carolina
93Denver BroncosJohn GambleEndPacific
94Boston PatriotsTim GauntnerHalfback John Carroll
95Oakland Raiders (Pick acquired from the Houston Oilers)Doyle BransomHalfback Southern Oregon
96New York Jets (Pick acquired from the Kansas City Chiefs)Tommy LucasEndTexas

Round thirteen

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
97Oakland RaidersDarnel HaneyEndUtah State
98San Diego Chargers Chuck Walton Guard Iowa State
99New York JetsOlin HillTackle Furman
100Boston Patriots (Pick acquired from the Buffalo Bills)Dave Adams*TackleArkansas
101Denver BroncosButch MaplesLinebackerBaylor
102Oakland Raiders (Pick acquired from the Houston Oilers)Drew RobertsEnd Humboldt State
103Boston PatriotsRalph FerrisiFullback Southern Connecticut State
104Kansas City ChiefsDennis WardGuard Oklahoma

Round fourteen

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
105Kansas City Chiefs (Pick acquired from the Oakland Raiders) Stone Johnson HalfbackGrambling State
106San Diego Chargers Frank Lasky*TackleFlorida
107San Diego Chargers (Pick acquired from the New York Jets) Hatch Rosdahl*Defensive EndPenn State
108Buffalo BillsJ.B. Simmons*EndTulsa
109San Diego Chargers (Pick acquired from the Denver Broncos) Jack Cvercko*GuardNorthwestern
110Boston Patriots Whaley Hall*TackleMississippi
111Houston Oilers Don Trull*QuarterbackBaylor
112Kansas City ChiefsJim (Preacher) Pilot*Halfback New Mexico State

Round fifteen

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
113Oakland Raiders Vern Burke*Split EndOregon State
114San Diego ChargersMike Fracchia*HalfbackAlabama
115New York Jets Pete Liske*QuarterbackPenn State
116Buffalo BillsPaul Underhill*Fullback Missouri
117Denver BroncosWinston FreemanEnd North Texas
118Houston Oilers Joe Don Looney HalfbackOklahoma
119Boston PatriotsBob DentelCenterMiami (FL)
120Kansas City Chiefs Joe Auer*Running BackGeorgia Tech

Round sixteen

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
121Oakland RaidersJim MossHalfbackWest Virginia
122San Diego Chargers Gene Breen*Linebacker Virginia Tech
123New York Jets Nick Ryder FullbackMiami (FL)
124Buffalo Bills Ed Hoerster LinebackerNotre Dame
125Denver Broncos Dave Crossan CenterMaryland
126Boston PatriotsWes BryantTackleArkansas
127Houston OilersRex Benson*TackleMiami (FL)
128Kansas City Chiefs Mel Profit*EndUCLA

Round seventeen

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
129Oakland RaidersJohn MurioHalfback Whitworth
130San Diego ChargersDick Drummond*Halfback George Washington
131New York JetsCharley JohnsonGuardVillanova
132Buffalo BillsJeff SlabaughTackle Indiana
133Denver BroncosBob ParemoreHalfbackFlorida A&M
134Houston OilersJerry GriffinEndLouisiana Tech
135Boston Patriots Tom Neumann Halfback Northern Michigan
136Kansas City ChiefsBilly MooreQuarterbackArkansas

Round eighteen

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
137Oakland Raiders Terry Dillon Defensive Back Montana
138Oakland Raiders (Pick acquired from the San Diego Chargers)George HoganGuardTexas A&M
139New York Jets Bill Munsey HalfbackMinnesota
140Buffalo Bills Herb Paterra LinebackerMichigan State
141Denver Broncos Charley Mitchell HalfbackWashington
142Boston PatriotsDave O'BrienTackleBoston College
143Houston OilersPaul LeaHalfbackOklahoma
144Kansas City ChiefsBill FreemanTackleSouthern Mississippi

Round nineteen

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
145Oakland RaidersTony FiorentinoGuardUCLA
146San Diego Chargers Ernie Park*Guard McMurry
147New York Jets Gary Kroner Defensive BackWisconsin
148Buffalo BillsEugene SykesDefensive BackLSU
149Denver BroncosFrank BakerFullback Toledo
150Houston OilersBob HooverHalfbackFlorida
151Boston PatriotsPat McCarthyQuarterback Holy Cross
152Kansas City ChiefsBruce StarlingDefensive BackFlorida

Round twenty

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
153Oakland Raiders Rex Mirich*Defensive Tackle Northern Arizona
154San Diego ChargersBuddy Soefker*LinebackerLSU
155New York Jets John Johnson Defensive TackleIndiana
156Buffalo BillsHarlow FullwoodTackle Virginia
157Denver Broncos Dan Grimm Guard Colorado
158Boston Patriots Jim Bradshaw Defensive Back Tennessee-Chattanooga
159Houston OilersWayne LeeCenterOklahoma
160Kansas City ChiefsLowell Vaught*Tackle Louisiana-Lafayette

Round twenty-one

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
161Oakland RaidersNeal Petties*End San Diego State
162San Diego ChargersDan Points*Tackle Cincinnati
163New York Jets Ron Vander Kelen QuarterbackWisconsin
164Buffalo Bills Ed Adamchik*CenterPittsburgh
165Denver BroncosRoss NolanEnd Louisiana-Monroe
166Houston OilersStaley Faulkner*TackleTexas
167Boston PatriotsGary Sherman Back Bowling Green
168Kansas City ChiefsErnie Borghetti*TacklePittsburgh

Round twenty-two

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
169Oakland Raiders Hugh Campbell End Washington State
170San Diego ChargersRoger Gill*Wide Receiver Texas Tech
171New York JetsBill ThorntonFullback Nebraska
172Buffalo Bills Chuck Walker*Defensive Tackle Duke
173Denver BroncosDave Mathieson*QuarterbackWashington State
174Boston PatriotsNate CraddockFullbackParsons College
175Houston OilersSam ByerFullbackTexas A&M
176Kansas City ChiefsJohn Maczuzak*Defensive TacklePittsburgh

Round twenty-three

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
177Oakland Raiders Jon Anabo QuarterbackFresno State
178San Diego ChargersPaul Watters*TackleMiami (OH)
179New York JetsLou RettinoFullbackVillanova
180Buffalo Bills Bob Middleton EndOhio State
181Denver BroncosBilly Joe MoodyHalfbackArkansas
182Houston OilersGene RaeszEnd Rice
183Boston PatriotsAl SnyderWide ReceiverHoly Cross
184Kansas City ChiefsDave Adams*GuardArkansas

Round twenty-four

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
185Oakland RaidersDick PetersTackleWhittier
186San Diego Chargers Bill Frank TackleColorado
187New York Jets Lowell Caylor Defensive BackMiami (OH)
188Buffalo Bills Daryle Lamonica QuarterbackNotre Dame
189Denver BroncosC.B. SimonsLinebacker Stanford
190Boston PatriotsDick SchulzTackle Ohio
191Houston OilersBob BurtonTackleGrambling State
192Kansas City Chiefs Dave Hill TackleAuburn

Round twenty-five

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
193Oakland RaidersBill McFarlandFullback Oklahoma State
194San Diego ChargersJerry MazzantiDefensive EndArkansas
195New York JetsJoe BaughanTackleAuburn
196Buffalo BillsRon CarlsonEndWisconsin
197Denver BroncosForest FarmerLinebackerPurdue
198Houston OilersGary KaltenbachTacklePittsburgh
199Boston Patriots Dennis Gaubatz LinebackerLSU
200Kansas City ChiefsJohn HughesGuardSMU

Round twenty-six

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
201Oakland Raiders Dennis Claridge*QuarterbackNebraska
202San Diego ChargersKen Dill*CenterMississippi
203New York JetsTerry Monaghan*TacklePenn State
204Buffalo Bills Willis Crenshaw*Running Back Kansas State
205Denver BroncosMonte Day*TackleFresno State
206Boston PatriotsJim Tullis*HalfbackFlorida A&M
207Houston Oilers Dave Theisen*HalfbackNebraska
208Kansas City ChiefsTumley Todd*CenterVirginia

Round twenty-seven

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
209Oakland RaidersDick Skelly*HalfbackFlorida
210San Diego Chargers Harry Butsko*LinebackerMaryland
211New York Jets Dave Herman GuardMichigan State
212Buffalo BillsDick Quast*GuardMemphis
213Denver BroncosJohn Sellers*TackleBakersfield JC
214Houston OilersAl Hildebrand*TackleStanford
215Boston PatriotsDave Adams*TackleArkansas
216Kansas City ChiefsBilly Clay*EndArkansas

Round twenty-eight

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
217Oakland RaidersLarry Campbell*FullbackUtah State
218San Diego ChargersSteve Berzansky*FullbackWest Virginia
219New York Jets Mike Taliaferro*Quarterback Illinois
220Buffalo BillsLeon Mavity*HalfbackColorado
221Denver Broncos Bill Reddell*Halfback Occidental
222Boston PatriotsRon Whaley*HalfbackTennessee-Chattanooga
223Houston OilersTim Stein*CenterMiami (OH)
224Kansas City ChiefsGordon Scarborough*End Texas A&M-Commerce

Round twenty-nine

Pick #AFL TeamPlayerPositionCollege
225Oakland Raiders Dick Anderson*EndPenn State
226San Diego ChargersHerman Hamp*HalfbackFresno State
227New York JetsPaul Wicker*TackleFresno State
228Buffalo BillsCharlie Killett*HalfbackMemphis
229Denver BroncosKern Carson*HalfbackSan Diego State
230Houston OilersOliver Ross*TackleWest Texas A&M
231Boston PatriotsDick Kelly*Guard Georgia
232Kansas City Chiefs John Sisk*Defensive BackMiami (FL)

* This pick was considered a "Future" selection.

Notable undrafted players

= Pro Bowler
Original NFL teamPlayerPos.CollegeConf.Notes
Buffalo Bills Ed Rutkowski   WR/CB Notre Dame Ind.
Denver Broncos Willie Brown   CB Grambling State SWAC
New York Jets Bill Baird   CB San Francisco State FWC
New York Jets Warren Powers   S Nebraska MVIAA
Oakland Raiders Ken Herock   TE West Virginia SoCon
San Diego Chargers Dick Westmoreland   S North Carolina A&T CIAA

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  5. Players are identified as an All-Star if they were selected for the All-Star team at any time in their career.