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1963 Southeastern Conference Leaders

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Record: 66-48-10, .573 W-L% (1st of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.71 (3rd of 12) ▪ SOS: 7.38 (4th of 12)

Conference Champion: Mississippi

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama and Mississippi)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Alabama, Auburn and Mississippi)

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Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 103
2. Tom Shannon (FL) 84
3. Rick Norton (KY) 79
4. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 76
5. Joe Namath (AL) 63
6. Al Burguieres (TLN) 58
7. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 53
8. Jim Weatherly (MS) 52
9. Perry Lee Dunn (MS) 51
10. Jon Cleveland (VAND) 39
11. Sonny Fisher (MSST) 36
12. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 31
13. Dave Waller (VAND) 22
  Pat Screen (LAST) 22
15. Billy Ezell (LAST) 14
16. Hal Wantland (TN) 10
17. Ed Greer (LAST) 6
  Wayne Bush (TN) 6
19. Mailon Kent (AUB) 5
  Rodger Bird (KY) 5
  Dave East (TLN) 5
  Jack Hurlbut (AL) 5

Pass Attempts

1. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 209
2. Rick Norton (KY) 182
3. Tom Shannon (FL) 158
4. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 153
5. Al Burguieres (TLN) 147
6. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 136
7. Joe Namath (AL) 128
8. Jim Weatherly (MS) 96
9. Jon Cleveland (VAND) 94
10. Perry Lee Dunn (MS) 89
11. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 75
12. Sonny Fisher (MSST) 74
13. Dave Waller (VAND) 53
14. Billy Ezell (LAST) 43
15. Pat Screen (LAST) 38
16. Hal Wantland (TN) 36
17. Wayne Bush (TN) 25
18. Jack Hurlbut (AL) 14
19. Ed Greer (LAST) 13
20. Mailon Kent (AUB) 12

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Tom Shannon (FL) 53.2
2. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 49.7
3. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 49.3
4. Rick Norton (KY) 43.4
5. Al Burguieres (TLN) 39.5

Passing Yards

1. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 1297
2. Rick Norton (KY) 1177
3. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 1017
4. Tom Shannon (FL) 956
5. Perry Lee Dunn (MS) 820
6. Joe Namath (AL) 765
7. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 706
8. Jim Weatherly (MS) 676
9. Al Burguieres (TLN) 664
10. Jon Cleveland (VAND) 512
11. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 509
12. Sonny Fisher (MSST) 353
13. Dave Waller (VAND) 222
14. Pat Screen (LAST) 194
15. Billy Ezell (LAST) 151
16. Hal Wantland (TN) 131
17. Wayne Bush (TN) 113
18. Jack Hurlbut (AL) 99
19. Ed Greer (LAST) 67
20. Mailon Kent (AUB) 65

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 6.6
2. Rick Norton (KY) 6.5
3. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 6.2
4. Tom Shannon (FL) 6.1
5. Al Burguieres (TLN) 4.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 5.9
2. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 3.9
3. Tom Shannon (FL) 2.9
4. Rick Norton (KY) 2.7
5. Al Burguieres (TLN) 1.7

Passing Touchdowns

1. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 10
2. Perry Lee Dunn (MS) 9
3. Joe Namath (AL) 7
  Larry Rakestraw (GA) 7
  Jim Weatherly (MS) 7
6. Rick Norton (KY) 6
7. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 5
8. Hal Wantland (TN) 4
  Tom Shannon (FL) 4
10. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 3
11. Sonny Fisher (MSST) 2
  Jon Cleveland (VAND) 2
  Al Burguieres (TLN) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Rick Norton (KY) 18
2. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 14
3. Tom Shannon (FL) 13
4. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 10
  Jon Cleveland (VAND) 10
  Al Burguieres (TLN) 10
7. Joe Namath (AL) 7
  Jim Weatherly (MS) 7
  Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 7
10. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 6
11. Perry Lee Dunn (MS) 5
12. Sonny Fisher (MSST) 3
  Billy Ezell (LAST) 3
  Ed Greer (LAST) 3
15. Dave Waller (VAND) 2
  Hal Wantland (TN) 2
  Pat Screen (LAST) 2

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 117.9
2. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 99.1
3. Tom Shannon (FL) 95.9
4. Rick Norton (KY) 88.8
5. Al Burguieres (TLN) 68.3

Rush Attempts

1. Larry Dupree (FL) 189
2. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 185
3. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 137
4. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 117
5. Hoyle Granger (MSST) 113
6. Don Schwab (LAST) 108
7. Tom Shannon (FL) 107
8. Danny LeBlanc (LAST) 103
  Stan Mitchell (TN) 103
  Al Burguieres (TLN) 103
11. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 102
12. Benny Nelson (AL) 97
13. Ray Mendheim (GATECH) 93
14. Rick Norton (KY) 87
15. Rodger Bird (KY) 85
16. Ode Burrell (MSST) 81
17. Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 78
18. Tucker Frederickson (AUB) 77
19. Joe Namath (AL) 76
  Hudson Harris (AL) 76

Rushing Yards

1. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 1006
2. Larry Dupree (FL) 745
3. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 652
4. Benny Nelson (AL) 612
5. Don Schwab (LAST) 553
6. Hoyle Granger (MSST) 481
7. Stan Mitchell (TN) 477
8. Ray Mendheim (GATECH) 427
9. Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 395
10. Danny LeBlanc (LAST) 388
11. Rodger Bird (KY) 382
12. Ode Burrell (MSST) 330
13. Tucker Frederickson (AUB) 311
14. Darrell Cox (KY) 293
15. Hudson Harris (AL) 281
16. Pat Canini (TN) 274
17. Fred Roberts (MS) 273
18. Joe Auer (GATECH) 257
19. Bill Waldrup (VAND) 244
20. Mike Dennis (MS) 227

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Benny Nelson (AL) 6.3
2. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 5.4
3. Don Schwab (LAST) 5.1
4. Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 5.1
5. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 4.8
6. Stan Mitchell (TN) 4.6
7. Ray Mendheim (GATECH) 4.6
8. Rodger Bird (KY) 4.5
9. Hoyle Granger (MSST) 4.3
10. Ode Burrell (MSST) 4.1
11. Tucker Frederickson (AUB) 4.0
12. Larry Dupree (FL) 3.9
13. Fred Roberts (MS) 3.9
14. Danny LeBlanc (LAST) 3.8
15. Hudson Harris (AL) 3.7
16. Bill Waldrup (VAND) 3.6
17. Mike Dennis (MS) 3.3
18. Joe Namath (AL) 2.6
19. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 1.9
20. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 1.7

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 10
2. Benny Nelson (AL) 9
3. Ode Burrell (MSST) 6
  Don Schwab (LAST) 6
5. Ray Mendheim (GATECH) 5
  Tom Shannon (FL) 5
  Joe Namath (AL) 5
8. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 4
  Danny LeBlanc (LAST) 4
  Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 4
  Larry Dupree (FL) 4
  Jim Weatherly (MS) 4
  Stan Mitchell (TN) 4
  Fred Roberts (MS) 4
15. Hal Wantland (TN) 3
  Mallon Faircloth (TN) 3
  Ken Bocard (KY) 3
  Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 3
  Bobby Kosid (KY) 3
  Mike Fracchia (AL) 3

Receptions

1. Pat Hodgson (GA) 24
2. Mickey Babb (GA) 21
3. Darrell Cox (KY) 20
4. Billy Martin (GATECH) 19
  Jimmy Dill (AL) 19
6. Allen Brown (MS) 16
7. George Rose (AUB) 15
  Barry Wilson (GA) 15
  Bennett Baldwin (VAND) 15
  Rodger Bird (KY) 15
  Rick Kestner (KY) 15
12. Ron Chapoton (TLN) 14
  Toby Wilt (VAND) 14
14. Larry Smith (MS) 13
  Mike Dennis (MS) 13
16. Tommy Inman (MSST) 12
  Ode Burrell (MSST) 12
  Joe Auer (GATECH) 12
  Rob Petrella (TN) 12
  Buddy Fisher (TN) 12
  Reed Davis (MS) 12
  Russ Brown (FL) 12

Receiving Yards

1. Pat Hodgson (GA) 375
2. Darrell Cox (KY) 333
3. Jimmy Dill (AL) 316
4. Buddy Fisher (TN) 242
5. Mickey Babb (GA) 236
6. Rick Kestner (KY) 230
7. Billy Martin (GATECH) 221
  Allen Brown (MS) 221
9. Mike Dennis (MS) 217
10. Rodger Bird (KY) 208
11. George Rose (AUB) 202
12. Larry Smith (MS) 200
13. Tommy Inman (MSST) 179
14. Howard Simpson (AUB) 178
15. Bennett Baldwin (VAND) 176
16. Bill Clay (MS) 162
  Bob Taylor (GA) 162
18. Toby Wilt (VAND) 157
19. Reed Davis (MS) 151
20. Bill Jenkins (KY) 148

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Darrell Cox (KY) 16.6
2. Pat Hodgson (GA) 15.6
3. Billy Martin (GATECH) 11.6
4. Mickey Babb (GA) 11.2

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Mike Dennis (MS) 5
2. George Rose (AUB) 4
3. Jimmy Dill (AL) 3
  Billy Sumrall (MS) 3
5. Bobby Frazier (TN) 2
  Larry Smith (MS) 2
  Billy Martin (GATECH) 2
  Charles Stephens (AL) 2
  Ted Davis (GATECH) 2
  Darrell Cox (KY) 2
  Allen Brown (MS) 2
  Dave Wells (MS) 2
  Frank Sexton (GATECH) 2
  Alan Poe (FL) 2
  Pat Hodgson (GA) 2
  Rick Kestner (KY) 2
  Buddy Fisher (TN) 2
  Bob Taylor (GA) 2
  Rob Petrella (TN) 2
  Mickey Babb (GA) 2
  Tommy Inman (MSST) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Larry Dupree (FL) 197
2. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 185
3. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 137
4. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 117
5. Don Schwab (LAST) 114
6. Hoyle Granger (MSST) 113
7. Tom Shannon (FL) 107
8. Benny Nelson (AL) 106
  Danny LeBlanc (LAST) 106
10. Al Burguieres (TLN) 103
  Larry Rakestraw (GA) 103
  Stan Mitchell (TN) 103
13. Rodger Bird (KY) 100
14. Ray Mendheim (GATECH) 96
15. Ode Burrell (MSST) 93
16. Rick Norton (KY) 89
17. Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 86
18. Tucker Frederickson (AUB) 82
  Hudson Harris (AL) 82
20. Mike Dennis (MS) 81

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 1006
2. Larry Dupree (FL) 830
3. Benny Nelson (AL) 691
4. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 652
5. Don Schwab (LAST) 636
6. Darrell Cox (KY) 626
7. Rodger Bird (KY) 590
8. Hoyle Granger (MSST) 481
9. Stan Mitchell (TN) 477
10. Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 466
11. Mike Dennis (MS) 444
12. Ray Mendheim (GATECH) 438
13. Ode Burrell (MSST) 416
14. Joe Auer (GATECH) 402
15. Danny LeBlanc (LAST) 399
16. Pat Hodgson (GA) 375
17. Tucker Frederickson (AUB) 345
18. Toby Wilt (VAND) 331
19. Hudson Harris (AL) 324
20. Bob Taylor (GA) 322
  Bobby Kosid (KY) 322

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Benny Nelson (AL) 10
  Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 10
3. Ode Burrell (MSST) 7
4. Don Schwab (LAST) 6
  Mike Dennis (MS) 6
6. Tom Shannon (FL) 5
  Ray Mendheim (GATECH) 5
  Joe Namath (AL) 5
9. George Rose (AUB) 4
  Larry Rakestraw (GA) 4
  Fred Roberts (MS) 4
  Bob Taylor (GA) 4
  Danny LeBlanc (LAST) 4
  Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 4
  Jim Weatherly (MS) 4
  Stan Mitchell (TN) 4
  Larry Dupree (FL) 4
18. Billy Sumrall (MS) 3
  Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 3
  Ken Bocard (KY) 3
  Larry Rawson (AUB) 3
  Rodger Bird (KY) 3
  Mike Fracchia (AL) 3
  Mallon Faircloth (TN) 3
  Hal Wantland (TN) 3
  Darrell Cox (KY) 3
  Jimmy Dill (AL) 3
  Tucker Frederickson (AUB) 3
  Bobby Kosid (KY) 3

Total Plays

1. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 321
2. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 311
3. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 270
4. Rick Norton (KY) 269
5. Tom Shannon (FL) 265
6. Al Burguieres (TLN) 250
7. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 212
8. Joe Namath (AL) 204
9. Larry Dupree (FL) 189
10. Jim Weatherly (MS) 157
11. Perry Lee Dunn (MS) 147
12. Sonny Fisher (MSST) 142
13. Jon Cleveland (VAND) 138
14. Hoyle Granger (MSST) 113
15. Billy Ezell (LAST) 111
16. Don Schwab (LAST) 108
17. Dave Waller (VAND) 104
18. Danny LeBlanc (LAST) 103
  Stan Mitchell (TN) 103
20. Benny Nelson (AL) 97

Total Yards

1. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 1712
2. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 1467
3. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 1240
4. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 1161
5. Rick Norton (KY) 1114
6. Tom Shannon (FL) 968
7. Joe Namath (AL) 966
8. Perry Lee Dunn (MS) 946
9. Jim Weatherly (MS) 878
10. Al Burguieres (TLN) 781
11. Larry Dupree (FL) 745
12. Benny Nelson (AL) 612
13. Sonny Fisher (MSST) 573
14. Don Schwab (LAST) 553
15. Jon Cleveland (VAND) 489
16. Hoyle Granger (MSST) 481
17. Stan Mitchell (TN) 477
18. Ray Mendheim (GATECH) 427
19. Rodger Bird (KY) 419
20. Pat Screen (LAST) 401

Total Touchdowns

1. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 15
2. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 13
3. Joe Namath (AL) 12
4. Jim Weatherly (MS) 11
  Larry Rakestraw (GA) 11
  Perry Lee Dunn (MS) 11
7. Benny Nelson (AL) 9
  Tom Shannon (FL) 9
9. Rick Norton (KY) 8
10. Hal Wantland (TN) 7
11. Ode Burrell (MSST) 6
  Mallon Faircloth (TN) 6
  Don Schwab (LAST) 6
14. Ray Mendheim (GATECH) 5
15. Stan Mitchell (TN) 4
  Larry Dupree (FL) 4
  Fred Roberts (MS) 4
  Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 4
  Danny LeBlanc (LAST) 4
20. Sonny Fisher (MSST) 3
  Mike Fracchia (AL) 3
  Ken Bocard (KY) 3
  Bobby Kosid (KY) 3