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1960 Dallas Texans

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8-6-0, Finished 2nd in AFL West Division  · 1960 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.8, Offense: 0.8, Defense: 6.0, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 362 points (25.9/g), 4th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 253 points (18.1/g), 1st.
 Differential of 109 points (7.8/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 9.8-4.2.

Coach: Hank Stram (8-6-0)

Stadium: Cotton Bowl
 Training Camp: New Mexico Military Institute (Roswell, New Mexico)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Cotton Davidson 29 6 12 179 for 379, 2,474 yards, 15 td, 16 int, & 14 rushes for 36 yards and 1 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1954
HB Abner Haynes+ 23 Rook 0 156 rushes for 875 yards, 9 td, & 55 catches for 576 yards and 3 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
FB Jack Spikes 23 Rook 0 115 rushes for 457 yards, 5 td, & 11 catches for 158 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1960
FL Johnny Robinson 22 Rook 0 41 catches for 611 yards, 4 td, & 98 rushes for 458 yards and 4 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
SE Chris Burford 22 Rook 0 46 catches for 789 yards, 5 td Cleveland Browns / 9th / 105th pick / 1960
TE Bob Bryant 23 Rook 0 5 catches for 43 yards, 0 td
LT Charley Diamond 24 Rook 0
LG Sid Fournet 28 5 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 20th pick / 1955
C Jim Barton 26 Rook 14
RG Billy Krisher+ 25 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1958
RT Jerry Cornelison 24 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 192nd pick / 1958
 Defensive Starters
LDE Paul Miller 30 6 0 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1953
LDT Walter Napier 27 Rook 0
RDT Ray Collins 33 10 0 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 37th pick / 1950
RDE Mel Branch+ 23 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 118th pick / 1960
LLB Walt Corey 22 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
MLB Sherrill Headrick+ 23 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Smokey Stover 22 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Duane Wood 23 Rook 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Dave Webster 23 Rook 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Don Flynn 26 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Jimmy Harris 26 3 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 50th pick / 1957
 Special Teams Starters
K Jack Spikes 23 Rook 0 13 of 31 field goals & 35 of 37 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1960
P Cotton Davidson 29 6 12 58 punts for a 39.4 average, 0 blocked Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1954
PR Abner Haynes+ 23 Rook 0 14 punt returns for a 15.4 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
KR Abner Haynes+ 23 Rook 0 19 kick returns for a 22.8 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
50 Jim Barton 26 C 14 14 250 6-5 Marshall 6/12/1934 Rook 7
85 Ed Bernet 27 9 0 203 6-3 SMU 10/24/1933 5 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 30th pick / 1955
22 Johnny Bookman 28 14 0 182 5-11 Miami (FL) 9/6/1932 3 4 New York Giants / 8th / 97th pick / 1957
80 Max Boydston 28 14 0 210 6-2 Oklahoma 1/22/1932 5 4 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1955
87 Mel Branch+ 23 RDE 14 0 230 6-2 LSU 2/15/1937 Rook 14 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 118th pick / 1960
89 Bob Bryant 23 TE 10 0 230 6-5 Texas 5/19/1937 Rook 0
88 Chris Burford 22 SE 14 0 220 6-3 Stanford 1/31/1938 Rook 9 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 105th pick / 1960
71 Ray Collins 33 RDT 14 0 238 5-11 LSU 8/4/1927 10 7 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 37th pick / 1950
56 Walt Corey 22 LLB 14 0 240 6-2 Miami (FL) 5/9/1938 Rook 9
74 Jerry Cornelison 24 RT 14 0 250 6-4 SMU 9/13/1936 Rook 6 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 192nd pick / 1958
36 Clem Daniels 23 14 0 220 6-1 Prairie View 7/9/1937 Rook 0
19 Cotton Davidson 29 P 14 12 182 6-1 Baylor 11/30/1931 6 13 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1954
79 Charley Diamond 24 LT 14 0 262 6-2 Miami (FL) 7/19/1936 Rook 6
32 Bo Dickinson 25 14 0 220 6-2 Southern Miss 7/18/1935 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 72nd pick / 1957
55 Tom Dimmick 29 13 0 253 6-6 Houston 5/1/1931 4 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 113th pick / 1956
14 Hunter Enis 24 qb 14 2 195 6-2 TCU 12/10/1936 Rook 2
18 Don Flynn 26 LS 14 0 205 6-0 Houston 9/14/1934 Rook 6
62 Sid Fournet 28 LG 14 0 235 6-0 LSU 8/27/1932 5 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 20th pick / 1955
66 Dick Frey 31 14 0 235 6-2 Texas A&M 12/17/1929 Rook 4
75 Rufus Granderson 24 6 0 277 6-5 Prairie View 8/13/1936 Rook 4 Detroit Lions / 19th / 221st pick / 1959
54 Ted Greene 28 14 0 230 6-1 Tampa 1/25/1932 Rook 6
44 Jimmy Harris 26 RS 14 0 178 6-1 Oklahoma 11/12/1934 3 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 50th pick / 1957
28 Abner Haynes+ 23 HB 14 0 190 6-0 North Texas 9/19/1937 Rook 13 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
69 Sherrill Headrick+ 23 MLB 12 0 240 6-2 TCU 3/13/1937 Rook 14
61 Bob Hudson 30 5 0 225 6-4 Clemson 4/5/1930 9 3 New York Giants / 12th / 146th pick / 1951
40 Charlie Jackson 24 3 0 180 5-11 SMU 3/3/1936 2 2 Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 146th pick / 1958
33 Curley Johnson 25 14 0 215 6-0 Houston 7/2/1935 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 77th pick / 1957
64 Billy Krisher+ 25 RG 13 0 233 6-1 Oklahoma 9/18/1935 2 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1958
86 Paul Miller 30 LDE 14 0 226 6-2 LSU 11/8/1930 6 7 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1953
76 Walter Napier 27 LDT 14 0 270 6-4 Paul Quinn 8/27/1933 Rook 7
68 R.B. Nunnery 27 6 0 275 6-4 LSU 12/28/1933 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 12th / 134th pick / 1956
60 Al Reynolds 22 6 0 250 6-3 Tarkio 2/15/1938 Rook 3
42 Johnny Robinson 22 FL 14 0 205 6-1 LSU 9/9/1938 Rook 12 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
72 Paul Rochester 22 12 0 255 6-2 Michigan St. 7/15/1938 Rook 4
30 Jack Spikes 23 FB 14 0 210 6-2 TCU 2/5/1937 Rook 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1960
70 Jack Stone 24 14 0 245 6-2 Oregon 7/28/1936 Rook 3
35 Smokey Stover 22 RLB 14 0 227 6-0 La-Monroe 8/24/1938 Rook 8
23 Jim Swink 24 5 0 185 6-1 TCU 3/14/1936 Rook 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 25th pick / 1957
63 Marvin Terrell 22 9 0 235 6-1 Mississippi 6/10/1938 Rook 3 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 24th pick / 1960
21 Dave Webster 23 RCB 14 0 220 6-4 Prairie View 7/23/1937 Rook 8
48 Duane Wood 23 LCB 9 0 200 6-1 Oklahoma St. 9/20/1937 Rook 7
46 Carroll Zaruba 27 7 0 210 5-9 Nebraska 12/30/1933 Rook 3
Team Total 25.3 14 224.8 6-1.8 1.4