Other football leagues in 1963:    
NFL

1963 AFL Season

League Note
Due to President Kennedy's assassination, the AFL moved games from the weekend of November 23rd to the weekend of December 21st, 1963.

Commissioner

1963 AFL Draft

Pick Player Team
1 Buck Buchanan DT Chiefs
2 Walt Sweeney G Chargers
3 Jerry Stovall DB Jets
4 Dave Behrman C Bills
5 Kermit Alexander DB Broncos
6 Danny Brabham LB Oilers
7 Art Graham SE Patriots
8 Ed Budde G Chiefs
9 Jim Dunaway DT Bills
10 Rufus Guthrie G Chargers