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1961 Dallas Texans

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6-8-0, Finished 2nd in AFL West Division  · 1961 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.6, Offense: -0.6, Defense: 0.0, SoS: 0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 334 points (23.9/g), 4th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 343 points (24.5/g), 5th.
 Differential of -9 points (-0.6/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 6.8-7.2.

Coach: Hank Stram (6-8-0)

Stadium: Cotton Bowl
 Training Camp: Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Cotton Davidson* 30 7 12 151 for 330, 2,445 yards, 17 td, 23 int, & 21 rushes for 123 yards and 1 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1954
HB Abner Haynes* 24 1 0 179 rushes for 841 yards, 9 td, & 34 catches for 558 yards and 3 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
FB Frank Jackson 22 Rook 0 65 rushes for 386 yards, 3 td, & 13 catches for 171 yards and 2 td Dallas Texans / 19th / 150th pick / 1961
FL Johnny Robinson 23 1 0 35 catches for 601 yards, 5 td, & 52 rushes for 200 yards and 2 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
SE Chris Burford* 23 1 0 51 catches for 850 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for -13 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 9th / 105th pick / 1960
TE Max Boydston 29 6 0 12 catches for 167 yards, 1 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1955
LT Charley Diamond 25 1 0
LG Sid Fournet 29 6 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 20th pick / 1955
C Jon Gilliam* 23 Rook 14 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 161st pick / 1960
RG Billy Krisher* 26 3 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1958
RT Jerry Cornelison 25 1 0 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 192nd pick / 1958
 Defensive Starters
LDE Paul Miller 31 7 0 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1953
LDT Paul Rochester* 23 1 0
RDT Ray Collins 34 11 0 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 37th pick / 1950
RDE Mel Branch* 24 1 0 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 118th pick / 1960
LLB E.J. Holub* 23 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Texans / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
MLB Sherrill Headrick*+ 24 1 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Smokey Stover 23 1 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Duane Wood 24 1 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Dave Grayson 22 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Doyle Nix 28 6 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 18th / 209th pick / 1955
RS Dave Webster*+ 24 1 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Jack Spikes 24 1 0 4 of 13 field goals & 10 of 14 extra points Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1960
P Cotton Davidson* 30 7 12 62 punts for a 40.0 average, 1 blocked Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1954
PR Abner Haynes* 24 1 0 19 punt returns for a 10.3 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
KR Frank Jackson 22 Rook 0 24 kick returns for a 26.9 average and 0 td Dallas Texans / 19th / 150th pick / 1961

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
3 Ben Agajanian 42 3 0 215 6-0 New Mexico 8/28/1919 16 0
82 Charlie Barnes 24 4 0 230 6-5 La-Monroe 10/6/1937 Rook 0 Washington Redskins / 8th / 101st pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 147th pick / 1961
81 Max Boydston 29 TE 11 0 210 6-2 Oklahoma 1/22/1932 6 2 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1955
87 Mel Branch* 24 RDE 14 0 230 6-2 LSU 2/15/1937 1 8 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 118th pick / 1960
88 Chris Burford* 23 SE 14 0 220 6-3 Stanford 1/31/1938 1 9 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 105th pick / 1960
61 John Cadwell 31 4 0 230 6-3 Oregon St. 9/16/1930 Rook 2
71 Ray Collins 34 RDT 13 0 238 5-11 LSU 8/4/1927 11 6 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 37th pick / 1950
74 Jerry Cornelison 25 RT 14 0 250 6-4 SMU 9/13/1936 1 6 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 192nd pick / 1958
19 Cotton Davidson* 30 P 14 12 182 6-1 Baylor 11/30/1931 7 12 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1954
79 Charley Diamond 25 LT 14 0 262 6-2 Miami (FL) 7/19/1936 1 6
32 Bo Dickinson 26 14 0 220 6-2 Southern Miss 7/18/1935 1 4 Chicago Bears / 6th / 72nd pick / 1957
15 Randy Duncan 24 qb 14 2 185 6-0 Iowa 3/15/1937 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 1st pick / 1959
18 Don Flynn 27 6 0 205 6-0 Houston 9/14/1934 1 2
62 Sid Fournet 29 LG 14 0 235 6-0 LSU 8/27/1932 6 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 20th pick / 1955
65 Jon Gilliam* 23 C 14 14 240 6-2 Oklahoma St.,Texas A&M-Commerce 10/22/1938 Rook 8 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 161st pick / 1960
45 Dave Grayson 22 RCB 13 0 187 5-10 Oregon 6/6/1939 Rook 5
54 Ted Greene 29 14 0 230 6-1 Tampa 1/25/1932 1 4
14 Tom Greene 1 0 190 6-1 Holy Cross 1 0
28 Abner Haynes* 24 HB 14 0 190 6-0 North Texas 9/19/1937 1 13 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
69 Sherrill Headrick*+ 24 MLB 14 0 240 6-2 TCU 3/13/1937 1 12
55 E.J. Holub* 23 LLB 14 0 236 6-4 Texas Tech 1/5/1938 Rook 8 Dallas Texans / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
Paul Hynes 22 1 0 210 6-1 Louisiana Tech 9/9/1939 Rook 2 Dallas Texans / 12th / 94th pick / 1961
San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 136th pick / 1961
26 Frank Jackson 22 FB 14 0 185 6-1 SMU 4/14/1939 Rook 5 Dallas Texans / 19th / 150th pick / 1961
89 Luther Jeralds 23 9 0 235 6-3 North Carolina Central 8/20/1938 Rook 3
32 Jack Johnson 28 1 0 198 6-3 Miami (FL) 12/11/1933 4 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 49th pick / 1957
44 Edward Kelley 28 13 0 195 6-2 Texas 6/8/1933 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 55th pick / 1955
64 Billy Krisher* 26 RG 14 0 233 6-1 Oklahoma 9/18/1935 3 8 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1958
75 Jerry Mays 22 14 0 252 6-4 SMU 11/24/1939 Rook 4 Dallas Texans / 5th / 38th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 141st pick / 1961
86 Paul Miller 31 LDE 14 0 226 6-2 LSU 11/8/1930 7 6 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1953
76 Walter Napier 28 6 0 270 6-4 Paul Quinn 8/27/1933 1 3
25 Doyle Nix 28 LS 11 0 191 6-1 SMU 5/30/1933 6 5 Green Bay Packers / 18th / 209th pick / 1955
33 Billy Pricer 27 6 0 208 5-10 Oklahoma 9/3/1934 4 0 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 65th pick / 1957
60 Al Reynolds 23 14 0 250 6-3 Tarkio 2/15/1938 1 3
42 Johnny Robinson 23 FL 14 0 205 6-1 LSU 9/9/1938 1 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
72 Paul Rochester* 23 LDT 14 0 255 6-2 Michigan St. 7/15/1938 1 8
80 Tony Romeo 23 14 0 230 6-3 Florida St. 3/7/1938 Rook 1 Washington Redskins / 19th / 255th pick / 1961
30 Jack Spikes 24 6 0 210 6-2 TCU 2/5/1937 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1960
35 Smokey Stover 23 RLB 14 0 227 6-0 La-Monroe 8/24/1938 1 7
63 Marvin Terrell 23 3 0 235 6-1 Mississippi 6/10/1938 1 2 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 24th pick / 1960
77 Jim Tyrer 22 14 0 280 6-6 Ohio St. 2/25/1939 Rook 3 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
21 Dave Webster*+ 24 RS 14 0 220 6-4 Prairie View 7/23/1937 1 10
48 Duane Wood 24 LCB 14 0 200 6-1 Oklahoma St. 9/20/1937 1 5
Team Total 25.1 14 222.4 6-1.8 2.1