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1961 Baltimore Colts

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8-6-0, NFL West Division  · 1961 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.1, Offense: 0.9, Defense: 0.3, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 302 points (21.6/g), 7th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 307 points (21.9/g), 10th.
 Differential of -5 points (-0.4/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 6.9-7.1.

Coach: Weeb Ewbank (8-6-0)

Stadium: Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: McDaniel College (Western Maryland College) (Westminster, Maryland)

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 Johnny Unitas* 28 5 14 229 for 420, 2,990 yards, 16 td, 24 int, & 54 rushes for 190 yards and 2 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1955
HB Alex Hawkins 24 2 0 86 rushes for 379 yards, 4 td, & 20 catches for 158 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 13th pick / 1959
FB Joe Perry 34 13 0 168 rushes for 675 yards, 3 td, & 34 catches for 322 yards and 1 td
FL Lenny Moore*+ 28 5 0 49 catches for 728 yards, 8 td, & 92 rushes for 648 yards and 7 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 9th pick / 1956
SE Raymond Berry* 28 6 0 75 catches for 873 yards, 0 td Baltimore Colts / 20th / 232nd pick / 1954
TE Jim Mutscheller 31 7 0 20 catches for 370 yards, 2 td Dallas Texans / 12th / 134th pick / 1952
LT Jim Parker*+ 27 4 0 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 8th pick / 1957
LG Palmer Pyle 24 1 0 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 6th / 72nd pick / 1959
C Dick Szymanski 29 6 0 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 16th pick / 1955
RG Alex Sandusky 29 7 0 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 184th pick / 1954
RT George Preas 28 6 0 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 5th / 51st pick / 1955
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gino Marchetti*+ 34 9 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1952
LDT Art Donovan 36 11 0 New York Giants / 22nd / 204th pick / 1947
RDT Billy Ray Sr. Smith 26 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1957
RDE Ordell Braase 29 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 14th / 160th pick / 1954
LLB Jackie Burkett 25 Rook 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 12th pick / 1959
MLB Bill Pellington 34 8 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Don Shinnick 26 4 0 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 20th pick / 1957
LCB Bobby Boyd 24 1 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 10th / 119th pick / 1960
RCB Gary Glick 31 5 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1956
LS Andy Nelson 28 4 0 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 126th pick / 1957
RS Bob Harrison 23 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Steve Myhra 27 4 0 21 of 39 field goals & 33 of 34 extra points Baltimore Colts / 12th / 139th pick / 1956
P Tom Gilburg 23 Rook 0 42 punts for a 43.0 average, 0 blocked Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 21st pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 21st pick / 1961
PR Bobby Boyd 24 1 0 18 punt returns for a 9.6 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 10th / 119th pick / 1960
KR Lenny Lyles 25 3 0 28 kick returns for a 24.0 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 11th pick / 1958

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
82 Raymond Berry* 28 SE 12 0 187 6-2 Schreiner College,SMU 2/27/1933 6 10 Baltimore Colts / 20th / 232nd pick / 1954
40 Bobby Boyd 24 LCB 14 0 195 5-11 Oklahoma 12/3/1937 1 6 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 119th pick / 1960
81 Ordell Braase 29 RDE 13 0 245 6-4 South Dakota 3/13/1932 4 6 Baltimore Colts / 14th / 160th pick / 1954
55 Jackie Burkett 25 LLB 14 0 230 6-4 Auburn 12/16/1936 Rook 6 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 12th pick / 1959
75 Jim Colvin 24 13 0 252 6-3 Houston 11/30/1937 1 3 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 95th pick / 1960
78 John Diehl 25 3 0 265 6-7 Virginia 1/27/1936 Rook 2 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 82nd pick / 1958
70 Art Donovan 36 LDT 14 0 263 6-2 Notre Dame,Boston Col. 6/5/1925 11 6 New York Giants / 22nd / 204th pick / 1947
61 Wiley Feagin 24 14 0 235 6-2 Texas,Houston 8/28/1937 Rook 4
73 Tom Gilburg 23 P 14 0 245 6-5 Syracuse 11/27/1938 Rook 3 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 21st pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 3rd / 21st pick / 1961
47 Gary Glick 31 RCB 11 0 195 6-2 Colorado St. 5/14/1930 5 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 1st pick / 1956
88 Ken Gregory 24 14 0 190 6-1 Whittier 2/1/1937 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 49th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 24th / 192nd pick / 1961
20 Bob Harrison 23 RS 13 0 185 5-11 Ohio 11/15/1938 Rook 6
25 Alex Hawkins 24 HB 11 0 190 6-0 South Carolina 7/2/1937 2 5 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 13th pick / 1959
45 Jerry Hill 22 1 0 210 5-11 Wyoming 10/12/1939 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 9th pick / 1961
Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 35th pick / 1961
72 Joe Lewis 25 11 0 256 6-2 Compton CC (CA) 1/23/1936 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 199th pick / 1958
87 Aubrey Linne 22 1 0 235 6-7 TCU 4/19/1939 Rook 0
43 Lenny Lyles 25 KR 14 0 202 6-2 Louisville 1/26/1936 3 0 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 11th pick / 1958
85 Dee Mackey 27 14 0 235 6-5 Texas A&M-Commerce 10/16/1934 1 1 San Francisco 49ers / 24th / 287th pick / 1958
89 Gino Marchetti*+ 34 LDE 14 0 244 6-4 San Francisco 1/2/1927 9 10 Dallas Texans / 2nd / 14th pick / 1952
27 Tom Matte 22 8 0 214 6-0 Ohio St. 6/14/1939 Rook 1 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 5th / 37th pick / 1961
64 Marv Matuszak 30 mlb 14 5 232 6-3 Tulsa 9/12/1931 8 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 29th pick / 1953
14 Lamar McHan 29 7 0 201 6-1 Arkansas 12/16/1932 7 0 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1954
24 Lenny Moore*+ 28 FL 13 0 191 6-1 Penn St. 11/25/1933 5 14 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 9th pick / 1956
84 Jim Mutscheller 31 TE 12 0 205 6-1 Notre Dame 3/31/1930 7 4 Dallas Texans / 12th / 134th pick / 1952
65 Steve Myhra 27 K 14 0 237 6-1 Minnesota,North Dakota 4/2/1934 4 5 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 139th pick / 1956
80 Andy Nelson 28 LS 14 0 180 6-1 Memphis 5/27/1933 4 5 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 126th pick / 1957
28 Jimmy Orr 26 13 0 185 5-11 Wake Forest,Clemson,Georgia 10/4/1935 3 4 Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 291st pick / 1957
77 Jim Parker*+ 27 LT 14 0 273 6-3 Ohio St. 4/3/1934 4 14 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 8th pick / 1957
36 Bill Pellington 34 14 0 234 6-2 Defiance,Rutgers 9/25/1927 8 6
34 Joe Perry 34 FB 13 0 200 6-0 Compton CC (CA) 1/22/1927 13 9
60 George Preas 28 RT 14 0 244 6-2 Virginia Tech 6/25/1933 6 7 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 51st pick / 1955
62 Palmer Pyle 24 LG 14 0 247 6-3 Michigan St. 6/12/1937 1 7 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 72nd pick / 1959
68 Alex Sandusky 29 RG 14 0 235 6-1 Clarion 8/17/1932 7 7 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 184th pick / 1954
66 Don Shinnick 26 RLB 14 0 232 6-0 UCLA 5/15/1935 4 7 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 20th pick / 1957
83 Billy Ray Sr. Smith 26 RDT 14 0 240 6-4 Auburn,Arkansas 1/27/1935 4 6 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1957
32 Mark Smolinski 22 14 0 215 6-1 Wyoming 5/9/1939 Rook 2
26 Mike Sommer 27 4 0 190 5-11 George Washington 10/9/1934 3 0 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1958
52 Dick Szymanski 29 C 14 0 233 6-3 Notre Dame 10/7/1932 6 7 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 16th pick / 1955
23 Carl Taseff 33 7 0 192 5-11 John Carroll 9/28/1928 10 3 Cleveland Browns / 22nd / 267th pick / 1951
19 Johnny Unitas* 28 QB 14 14 194 6-1 Louisville 5/7/1933 5 14 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1955
46 Jim Welch 23 14 0 196 6-0 SMU 3/17/1938 1 3 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 34th pick / 1960
Team Total 27.0 14 220.2 6-1.8 3.8