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1963 Illinois Fighting Illini Roster

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Record: 8-1-1, .850 W-L% (6th of 120) ▪ Rank: 3rd in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 5-1-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Pete Elliott (8-1-1)

PS/G: 17.0 (46th of 120) ▪ PA/G: 9.6 (17th of 120)
SRS: 18.43 (5th of 120) ▪ SOS: 10.43 (14th of 120)

Bowl Game: Won Rose Bowl 17-7 versus Washington


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  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Mike Taliaferro* QB 35 Cmp, 87 Att, 450 Yds, 2 TD
Fred Custardo QB 28 Cmp, 60 Att, 279 Yds, 0 TD
Fred Custrado QB
Jim Grabowski* RB 141 Att, 616 Yds, 4.4 Avg
Sam Price* RB 98 Att, 381 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Jim Warren* RB 45 Att, 124 Yds, 2.8 Avg
Ron Acks RB 8 Att, 47 Yds, 5.9 Avg
Ron Fearn RB 13 Att, 51 Yds, 3.9 Avg
Wayne Paulson RB 15 Att, 43 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Al Wheatland RB 90 Att, 304 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Rich Callaghan* WR
Dave Mueller* WR 7 Rec, 97 Yds, 13.9 Avg
Bill Pasko WR 9 Rec, 131 Yds, 14.6 Avg
Gregg Schumacher WR 9 Rec, 133 Yds, 14.8 Avg
Mike Summers WR 2 Rec, 9 Yds, 4.5 Avg
Dick Butkus* OL
Dick Deller* OL
Bill Minor* OL
Archie Sutton* OL
Ed Washington* OL
Brian Duniec OL
Bob Easter OL
Wylie Fox OL
Jim Plankenhorn OL
Lynn Stewart OL
Mike Dundy DB