1963 Pacific Tigers football team

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1963 Pacific Tigers football
Conference Independent
1963 record 2–8
Head coach John Rohde (3rd season)
Home stadium Pacific Memorial Stadium
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The 1963 Pacific Tigers football team represented the University of the Pacific during the 1963 college football season.

Pacific competed as an independent in 1963, they played home games in Pacific Memorial Stadium in Stockton, California. In their third (and last) season under head coach John Rohde, the Tigers finished with a record of two wins and eight losses (2–8), this was the worst record for the Tigers since they were winless in the last year of WWII (1945). For the 1963 season they were outscored by their opponents 99–275.


Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 21 Colorado State Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, CA L 0–20  
September 28 at West Texas State[note 1] Buffalo BowlCanyon, TX L 8–32  
October 12 Fresno State[note 2] Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, CA L 7–29   14,000[1]
October 19 at Idaho Neale StadiumMoscow, ID L 6–64   12,000
October 25 at Utah State Romney Stadium[note 3]Logan, UT L 14–40  
November 2 at San Diego Marines[note 4] Balboa Stadium ? • San Diego, CA L 6–24  
November 9 San Diego State[note 5] Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, CA L 18–34   4,000[2]
November 16 BYU Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, CA W 14–0  
November 30 at San Jose State Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA L 20–32  
December 7 at Hawaii Honolulu StadiumHonolulu, HI W 6–0   8,560[3]


Team players in the AFL/NFL[edit]

The following University of the Pacific players were selected in the 1964 NFL Draft.[5][6][7]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Don Shackelford Guard 4 54 Cleveland Browns

The following University of the Pacific players were selected in the 1964 AFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall AFL Team
Don Shackelford Guard 6 41 Denver Broncos

The following finished their college career at Pacific, were not drafted, but played in the AFL starting with the 1964 season.

Player Position First AFL Team
Norm Bass Defensive Back 1964 Denver Broncos


  1. ^ West Texas A&M University was known as West Texas State University from 1963–1992. See: West Texas A&M
  2. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949–1971. See: Fresno State
  3. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Maverik Stadium (Romney Stadium) that has served as the home of the Aggies since 1968
  4. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922–1964.
  5. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935–1971. See: San Diego State University


  1. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ Howard Hagen (November 10, 1963). "Aztecs Rip UOP, 34-18". The San Diego Union. p. J-1. 
  3. ^ "Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 131. Retrieved February 15, 2007. 
  4. ^ "1963 - Pacific (CA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  5. ^ "1964 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Pacific Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Draft History: U. of Pacific". Retrieved March 18, 2017.