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1962 Buffalo Bills

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7-6-1, Finished 3rd in AFL East Division  · 1962 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.3, Offense: -1.6, Defense: 3.9, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 309 points (22.1/g), 6th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 272 points (19.4/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 37 points (2.6/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-6.0.

Coach: Lou Saban (7-6-1)

Stadium: War Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Roycroft Inn & Knox Estates (East Aurora, New York)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Warren Rabb 25 2 7 67 for 177, 1,196 yards, 10 td, 14 int, & 37 rushes for 77 yards and 3 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 15th pick / 1960
HB Monte Crockett 24 2 0 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 1 catch for 14 yards and 0 td
FB Cookie Gilchrist*+ 27 Rook 0 214 rushes for 1,096 yards, 13 td, & 24 catches for 319 yards and 2 td
FL Elbert Dubenion 29 2 0 33 catches for 571 yards, 5 td, & 7 rushes for 40 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 14th / 167th pick / 1959
SE Glenn Bass 23 1 0 32 catches for 555 yards, 4 td St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 64th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 23rd / 183rd pick / 1961
TE Ernie Warlick* 30 Rook 0 35 catches for 482 yards, 2 td
LT Stew Barber 23 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 27th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 30th pick / 1961
LG Billy Shaw*+ 24 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 11th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 184th pick / 1961
C Al Bemiller 24 1 14 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 51st pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 94th pick / 1961
RG Tom Day 27 2 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 20th / 229th pick / 1960
RT Harold Olson+ 24 2 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 13th pick / 1960
 Defensive Starters
LDE Leroy Moore 27 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LDT Sid Youngelman 31 7 0 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 83rd pick / 1954
RDT Tom Sestak* 26 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 17th / 132nd pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 16th / 220th pick / 1962
RDE Mack Yoho 26 2 0
LLB Marv Matuszak* 31 9 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1953
MLB Archie Matsos* 28 2 0 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 189th pick / 1958
RLB Mike Stratton 21 Rook 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
LCB Willie West 24 2 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 37th pick / 1960
RCB Booker Edgerson 23 Rook 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Carl Taseff 34 11 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 22nd / 267th pick / 1951
RS Carl Charon 22 Rook 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 18th / 239th pick / 1962
 Special Teams Starters
K Cookie Gilchrist*+ 27 Rook 0 8 of 20 field goals & 14 of 17 extra points
P Wayne Crow 24 2 0 76 punts for a 38.8 average, 0 blocked St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 85th pick / 1960
PR Willie West 24 2 0 15 punt returns for a 8.3 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 37th pick / 1960
KR Willie Jones 23 Rook 0 14 kick returns for a 20.5 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 17th / 225th pick / 1961

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Ray Abruzzese 25 b 12 2 194 6-1 Alabama 10/27/1937 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 23rd / 180th pick / 1962
Baltimore Colts / 16th / 219th pick / 1962
33 Art Baker 25 3 0 220 6-0 Syracuse 12/31/1937 1 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 14th pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 19th pick / 1961
77 Stew Barber 23 LT 14 0 250 6-2 Penn St. 6/14/1939 1 5 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 27th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 30th pick / 1961
88 Glenn Bass 23 SE 14 0 202 6-2 East Carolina 4/12/1939 1 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 64th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 23rd / 183rd pick / 1961
50 Al Bemiller 24 C 14 14 243 6-3 Syracuse 4/18/1938 1 5 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 51st pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 94th pick / 1961
75 Nate Borden 30 9 0 234 6-0 Indiana 9/22/1932 7 3 Green Bay Packers / 25th / 293rd pick / 1955
27 Joe Cannavino 27 4 0 185 5-11 Ohio St. 1/20/1935 2 3 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 185th pick / 1957
30 Wray Carlton 25 11 0 225 6-2 Duke 6/18/1937 2 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 26th pick / 1959
43 Carl Charon 22 RS 14 0 202 5-10 Michigan St. 3/17/1940 Rook 8 Washington Redskins / 18th / 239th pick / 1962
80 Monte Crockett 24 HB 12 0 218 6-4 New Mex. Highlands 7/14/1938 2 0
25 Jim Crotty 24 3 0 190 6-1 Notre Dame 3/31/1938 2 2 Washington Redskins / 12th / 136th pick / 1960
22 Wayne Crow 24 P 14 0 205 6-1 California 5/5/1938 2 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 85th pick / 1960
60 Tom Day 27 RG 14 0 252 6-2 North Carolina A&T 8/20/1935 2 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 20th / 229th pick / 1960
72 Jerry DeLucca 26 14 0 247 6-2 Tennessee,Middle Tenn. St. 7/17/1936 3 2 Chicago Bears / 7th / 84th pick / 1957
12 Al Dorow 33 qb 4 4 193 6-0 Michigan St. 11/15/1929 8 2 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 31st pick / 1952
44 Elbert Dubenion 29 FL 14 0 187 5-11 Bluffton 2/16/1933 2 8 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 167th pick / 1959
24 Booker Edgerson 23 RCB 14 0 183 5-10 West. Illinois 7/5/1939 Rook 7
57 Ralph Felton 30 4 0 210 5-11 Maryland 5/21/1932 8 2 Washington Redskins / 4th / 39th pick / 1954
73 George Flint 23 14 0 240 6-4 Arizona St. 2/26/1939 Rook 2
34 Cookie Gilchrist*+ 27 FB 14 0 251 6-3 none 5/25/1935 Rook 12
75 Don Healy 26 1 0 259 6-3 Maryland 8/28/1936 4 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 37th pick / 1958
26 Carey Henley 26 1 0 201 5-10 Tenn-Chattanooga 9/24/1936 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 21st / 164th pick / 1962
54 Frank Jackunas 22 3 0 225 6-3 Detroit Mercy 10/5/1940 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 12th / 159th pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 24th / 187th pick / 1961
27 Willie Jones 23 KR 10 0 208 5-11 Purdue 8/30/1939 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 17th / 225th pick / 1961
15 Jack Kemp* 27 qb 4 3 201 6-1 Occidental 7/13/1935 5 3 Detroit Lions / 17th / 203rd pick / 1957
54 Tom Louderback 29 2 0 235 6-2 San Jose St. 3/5/1933 4 2 Washington Redskins / 10th / 111th pick / 1955
56 Archie Matsos* 28 MLB 14 0 217 6-0 Michigan St. 11/22/1934 2 8 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 189th pick / 1958
55 Marv Matuszak* 31 LLB 14 0 232 6-3 Tulsa 9/12/1931 9 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1953
25 Tom Minter 23 5 0 178 5-10 Baylor 7/18/1939 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 72nd pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 19th / 254th pick / 1962
87 Leroy Moore 27 LDE 6 0 240 6-2 Fort Valley St. 9/16/1935 2 6
74 Harold Olson+ 24 RT 14 0 255 6-2 Clemson 1/19/1938 2 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 13th pick / 1960
17 Warren Rabb 25 QB 14 7 204 6-3 LSU 12/12/1937 2 4 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 15th pick / 1960
81 Tom Rychlec 28 6 0 220 6-3 American Int. 9/11/1934 4 1 Detroit Lions / 10th / 119th pick / 1957
75 Tom Saidock 32 2 0 261 6-5 Michigan St. 2/26/1930 5 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 74th pick / 1957
70 Tom Sestak* 26 RDT 14 0 267 6-5 Baylor,McNeese St. 3/9/1936 Rook 10 Buffalo Bills / 17th / 132nd pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 16th / 220th pick / 1962
66 Billy Shaw*+ 24 LG 14 0 258 6-2 Georgia Tech 12/15/1938 1 9 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 11th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 14th / 184th pick / 1961
79 Jim Sorey 26 14 0 285 6-4 Texas Southern 9/5/1936 2 3 Chicago Bears / 14th / 165th pick / 1960
58 Mike Stratton 21 RLB 12 0 224 6-3 Tennessee 4/10/1941 Rook 8 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 100th pick / 1962
23 Carl Taseff 34 LS 11 0 192 5-11 John Carroll 9/28/1928 11 6 Cleveland Browns / 22nd / 267th pick / 1951
87 LaVerne Torczon 26 4 0 250 6-3 Nebraska 1/1/1936 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 18th / 211th pick / 1957
85 John Tracey 29 lb 12 2 225 6-3 Texas A&M 6/27/1933 3 2 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 44th pick / 1959
84 Ernie Warlick* 30 TE 14 0 235 6-3 North Carolina Central 7/21/1932 Rook 6
47 Willie West 24 LCB 12 0 190 5-10 Oregon 5/1/1938 2 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 37th pick / 1960
12 Manch Wheeler 23 4 0 190 6-1 Maine 3/2/1939 Rook 0
25 John Yaccino 22 3 0 190 6-0 Pittsburgh 6/27/1940 Rook 2
82 Mack Yoho 26 RDE 14 0 230 6-2 Miami (OH) 6/14/1936 2 7
76 Sid Youngelman 31 LDT 14 0 257 6-3 Alabama 12/1/1931 7 6 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 83rd pick / 1954
Team Total 26.1 14 222.6 6-1.4 2.4