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1962 Dallas Texans

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11-3-0, Finished 1st in AFL West Division  · 1962 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.8, Offense: 3.8, Defense: 5.9, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 389 points (27.8/g), 1st of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 233 points (16.6/g), 1st.
 Differential of 156 points (11.1/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.8-3.2.

Coach: Hank Stram (11-3-0)

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


Team Info

Founder/Principal Owner Lamar Hunt
General Manager Jack Steadman
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 389 4862 842 5.8 31 14 15 259 195 322 2455 29 17 6.8 125 479 2407 21 5.0 119
Team Defense 233 3951 846 4.7 48 16 20 239 239 467 2701 13 32 5.5 143 351 1250 14 3.6 76
Lg Rank Offense 1 2 1 3 3 8 5 2 2 2 2 2 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 1 1 3 4 6 7 6 1 3 2 1 1 4 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 8 boxscore W 1-0 Boston Patriots 42 28 27 421 156 265 22 322 209 113 1
2 Sun September 23 boxscore W 2-0 @ Oakland Raiders 26 16 14 285 203 82 1 16 236 181 55 4
3 Sun September 30 boxscore W 3-0 Buffalo Bills 41 21 24 551 231 320 2 14 235 158 77 3
5 Sun October 7 boxscore L 3-1 @ San Diego Chargers 28 32 10 213 139 74 3 22 371 233 138 1
5 Fri October 12 boxscore W 4-1 @ Boston Patriots 27 7 17 414 302 112 2 14 316 253 63 5
6 Sun October 21 boxscore W 5-1 New York Titans 20 17 22 342 205 137 2 13 276 178 98 3
7 Sun October 28 boxscore W 6-1 @ Houston Oilers 31 7 18 313 179 134 2 17 275 205 70 9
8 Sun November 4 boxscore L 6-2 Houston Oilers 6 14 18 263 159 104 3 19 335 194 141 1
10 Sun November 11 boxscore W 7-2 @ New York Titans 52 31 23 337 111 226 3 16 242 189 53 6
11 Sun November 18 boxscore W 8-2 @ Denver Broncos 24 3 17 447 267 180 1 12 179 81 98 1
11 Sun November 25 boxscore W 9-2 Oakland Raiders 35 7 19 400 119 281 2 14 214 161 53 1
13 Sun December 2 boxscore L 9-3 @ Buffalo Bills 14 23 16 293 162 131 4 24 321 230 91 1
13 Sun December 9 boxscore W 10-3 Denver Broncos 17 10 14 345 118 227 4 19 302 245 57 5
14 Sun December 16 boxscore W 11-3 San Diego Chargers 26 17 19 238 104 134 2 17 327 184 143 7
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 23 boxscore W OT 12-3 @ Houston Oilers 20 17 19 237 38 199 1 21 359 261 98 5

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
16 Len Dawson*+ 27 QB 14 14 11-3-0 189 310 61.0% 2759 29 9.4 17 5.5 92 8.9 8.3 14.6 197.1 98.3 0 2
12 Eddie Wilson 22 P 14 0 6 11 54.5% 65 0 0.0 0 0.0 22 5.9 5.9 10.8 4.6 72.2
28 Abner Haynes*+ 25 HB/PR 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 24.3 14 11-3-0 195 322 60.6% 2824 29 9.0 17 5.3 92 8.8 8.2 14.5 201.7 97.1 0 2
Opp Total 14 239 467 51.2% 2953 13 2.8 32 6.9 6.3 3.80 12.4 210.9 51.8 28 252 5.5 3.1 5.7

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
28 Abner Haynes*+ 25 HB/PR 14 0 221 1049 13 71 4.7 74.9 15.8 39 573 14.7 6 78 2.8 40.9 1622 19 4
32 Curtis McClinton* 23 FB 14 0 111 604 2 69 5.4 43.1 7.9 29 333 11.5 0 28 2.1 23.8 937 2 5
30 Jack Spikes 25 10 0 57 232 0 17 4.1 23.2 5.7 10 132 13.2 1 35 1.0 13.2 364 1 1
26 Frank Jackson 23 FL 14 0 47 251 3 35 5.3 17.9 3.4 10 177 17.7 1 62 0.7 12.6 428 4 2
16 Len Dawson*+ 27 QB 14 14 38 252 3 22 6.6 18.0 2.7 252 3 11
10 Jimmy Saxton 22 13 0 3 1 0 9 0.3 0.1 0.2 5 64 12.8 0 33 0.4 4.9 65 0 0
88 Chris Burford+ 24 SE 11 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 1.2 0.1 45 645 14.3 12 49 4.1 58.6 658 12 0
12 Eddie Wilson 22 P 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 5 0 0
84 Fred Arbanas* 23 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 469 16.2 6 47 2.1 33.5 469 6 2
82 Bill Miller 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 277 12.0 0 39 1.6 19.8 277 0 0
81 Tommy Brooker 23 K 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 138 34.5 3 92 0.3 9.9 138 3 0
42 Johnny Robinson 24 RS 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.1 1.1 16 0 0
Team Total 24.3 14 479 2407 21 71 5.0 171.9 34.2 195 2824 14.5 29 92 13.9 201.7 5231 50 33
Opp Total 14 351 1250 14 3.6 89.3 25.1 239 2701 11.3 13 17.1 192.9 3951 27 29

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
26 Frank Jackson 23 FL 14 0 11 117 0 39 10.6 10 254 0 41 25.4 799
45 Dave Grayson* 23 KR/RCB 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 18 535 0 59 29.7 535
28 Abner Haynes*+ 25 HB/PR 14 0 15 119 0 30 7.9 1 27 0 27 27.0 1768
10 Jimmy Saxton 22 13 0 4 77 0 32 19.3 142
32 Curtis McClinton* 23 FB 14 0 2 32 0 18 16.0 969
30 Jack Spikes 25 10 0 2 30 0 17 15.0 394
Team Total 24.3 14 27 236 0 39 8.7 37 955 0 59 25.8 6422
Opp Total 14 26 216 0 8.3 72 1559 0 21.7

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
81 Tommy Brooker 23 K 14 0 3 3 5 2 8 5 6 2 22 12 54.5%% 33 33 100.0%%
12 Eddie Wilson 22 P 14 0 48 1681 51 1 35.0
1 Tom Pennington 23 k 3 0 2 1 1 1 2 5 2 40.0%% 15 13 86.7%%
19 Cotton Davidson 31 1 0 3 117 47 0 39.0
10 Jimmy Saxton 22 13 0 3 139 51 0 46.3
30 Jack Spikes 25 10 0 1 1 100.0%%
Team Total 24.3 14 5 4 6 3 10 5 6 2 27 14 51.9%% 49 47 95.9%% 54 1937 51 1 35.9
Opp Total 14 28 11 39.3%% 27 24 88.9%% 63 2596 41.2

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
16 Len Dawson*+ 27 QB 14 14 0 11 0 0 0
20 Bobby Hunt+ 22 LS 14 0 8 101 0 17 0
19 Cotton Davidson 31 1 0 0 7 0 0 0
14 Bobby Ply 22 14 0 7 144 0 41 0
45 Dave Grayson* 23 KR/RCB 14 0 4 6 0 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
32 Curtis McClinton* 23 FB 14 0 0 5 0 0 0
28 Abner Haynes*+ 25 HB/PR 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
42 Johnny Robinson 24 RS 14 0 4 25 0 20 0
48 Duane Wood 25 LCB 14 0 4 81 0 33 0
69 Sherrill Headrick*+ 25 MLB 14 0 3 30 0 11 0
84 Fred Arbanas* 23 TE 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
55 E.J. Holub*+ 24 LLB 14 0 2 8 0 8 0
26 Frank Jackson 23 FL 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
30 Jack Spikes 25 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 24.3 14 32 395 0 41 0 0 33 0 0 0
Opp Total 14 41 29 13

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
28 Abner Haynes*+ 25 HB/PR 14 0 13 6 19 114
81 Tommy Brooker 23 K 14 0 3 3 33 12 87
88 Chris Burford+ 24 SE 11 0 12 12 72
84 Fred Arbanas* 23 TE 14 0 6 6 36
26 Frank Jackson 23 FL 14 0 3 1 4 24
1 Tom Pennington 23 k 3 0 13 2 19
16 Len Dawson*+ 27 QB 14 14 3 3 18
32 Curtis McClinton* 23 FB 14 0 2 2 12
30 Jack Spikes 25 10 0 1 1 1 7
Team Total 24.3 14 21 29 50 47 14 389
Opp Total 14 14 13 1 24 11 233

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-08 BOS W, 42-28 2 2 rush Abner Haynes 2 yard rush (Tom Pennington kick)
2 1962-09-08 BOS W, 42-28 2 5 pass Chris Burford 5 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tom Pennington kick)
3 1962-09-08 BOS W, 42-28 2 25 rush Abner Haynes 25 yard rush (Tom Pennington kick)
4 1962-09-08 BOS W, 42-28 3 30 rush Abner Haynes 30 yard rush (Tom Pennington kick)
5 1962-09-08 BOS W, 42-28 4 9 pass Abner Haynes 9 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tom Pennington kick)
6 1962-09-08 BOS W, 42-28 4 8 rush Frank Jackson 8 yard rush (Tom Pennington kick)
7 1962-09-23 @ OAK W, 26-16 1 13 pass Chris Burford 13 yard pass from Len Dawson
8 1962-09-23 @ OAK W, 26-16 1 27 pass Chris Burford 27 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tom Pennington kick)
9 1962-09-23 @ OAK W, 26-16 4 21 pass Chris Burford 21 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tom Pennington kick)
10 1962-09-30 BUF W, 41-21 1 71 rush Abner Haynes 71 yard rush (Tom Pennington kick)
11 1962-09-30 BUF W, 41-21 1 13 rush Abner Haynes 13 yard rush (Tom Pennington kick)
12 1962-09-30 BUF W, 41-21 3 30 pass Chris Burford 30 yard pass from Len Dawson
13 1962-09-30 BUF W, 41-21 3 10 rush Frank Jackson 10 yard rush (Tom Pennington kick)
14 1962-09-30 BUF W, 41-21 3 52 pass Frank Jackson 52 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tom Pennington kick)
15 1962-09-30 BUF W, 41-21 4 11 pass Tommy Brooker 11 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tom Pennington kick)
16 1962-10-07 @ SDG L, 28-32 2 1 rush Frank Jackson 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
17 1962-10-07 @ SDG L, 28-32 2 46 pass Abner Haynes 46 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
18 1962-10-07 @ SDG L, 28-32 4 14 pass Abner Haynes 14 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
19 1962-10-07 @ SDG L, 28-32 4 12 pass Chris Burford 12 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
20 1962-10-12 @ BOS W, 27-7 2 2 rush Abner Haynes 2 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
21 1962-10-12 @ BOS W, 27-7 4 63 pass Abner Haynes 63 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
22 1962-10-12 @ BOS W, 27-7 4 31 pass Chris Burford 31 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
23 1962-10-21 NYT W, 20-17 1 78 pass Abner Haynes 78 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
24 1962-10-21 NYT W, 20-17 3 1 rush Abner Haynes 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
25 1962-10-28 @ HOU W, 31-7 1 1 rush Abner Haynes 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
26 1962-10-28 @ HOU W, 31-7 1 49 pass Chris Burford 49 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
27 1962-10-28 @ HOU W, 31-7 2 2 pass Chris Burford 2 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
28 1962-10-28 @ HOU W, 31-7 3 5 pass Fred Arbanas 5 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
29 1962-11-04 HOU L, 6-14 4 15 pass Chris Burford 15 yard pass from Len Dawson (pass failed)
30 1962-11-11 @ NYT W, 52-31 1 75 pass Abner Haynes 75 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
31 1962-11-11 @ NYT W, 52-31 1 1 rush Abner Haynes 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
32 1962-11-11 @ NYT W, 52-31 1 8 rush Curtis McClinton 8 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
33 1962-11-11 @ NYT W, 52-31 2 1 rush Len Dawson 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
34 1962-11-11 @ NYT W, 52-31 3 25 pass Chris Burford 25 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
35 1962-11-11 @ NYT W, 52-31 4 9 rush Abner Haynes 9 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
36 1962-11-11 @ NYT W, 52-31 4 17 pass Fred Arbanas 17 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
37 1962-11-18 @ DEN W, 24-3 2 26 pass Chris Burford 26 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
38 1962-11-18 @ DEN W, 24-3 4 92 pass Tommy Brooker 92 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jack Spikes kick)
39 1962-11-18 @ DEN W, 24-3 4 47 pass Fred Arbanas 47 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
40 1962-11-25 OAK W, 35-7 1 5 pass Fred Arbanas 5 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
41 1962-11-25 OAK W, 35-7 1 1 rush Len Dawson 1 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
42 1962-11-25 OAK W, 35-7 2 16 pass Fred Arbanas 16 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
43 1962-11-25 OAK W, 35-7 4 31 rush Abner Haynes 31 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
44 1962-11-25 OAK W, 35-7 4 19 rush Abner Haynes 19 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
45 1962-12-02 @ BUF L, 14-23 3 13 pass Fred Arbanas 13 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
46 1962-12-02 @ BUF L, 14-23 4 28 pass Tommy Brooker 28 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)
47 1962-12-09 DEN W, 17-10 1 69 rush Curtis McClinton 69 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
48 1962-12-09 DEN W, 17-10 1 2 rush Abner Haynes 2 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
49 1962-12-16 SDG W, 26-17 2 5 rush Len Dawson 5 yard rush (Tommy Brooker kick)
50 1962-12-16 SDG W, 26-17 2 13 pass Jack Spikes 13 yard pass from Len Dawson (Tommy Brooker kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-08 BOS L, 28-42 2 11 pass Tony Romeo 11 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
2 1962-09-08 BOS L, 28-42 2 2 rush Babe Parilli 2 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
3 1962-09-08 BOS L, 28-42 4 15 rush Larry Garron 15 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
4 1962-09-08 BOS L, 28-42 4 3 rush Ron Burton 3 yard rush (Gino Cappelletti kick)
5 1962-09-23 @ OAK L, 16-26 2 10 rush Cotton Davidson 10 yard rush (Jackie Simpson kick)
6 1962-09-23 @ OAK L, 16-26 4 2 rush Clem Daniels 2 yard rush (pass failed)
7 1962-09-30 BUF L, 21-41 3 3 blocked punt Carl Charon 3 yard blocked punt return (Mack Yoho kick)
8 1962-09-30 BUF L, 21-41 4 6 rush Cookie Gilchrist 6 yard rush (Mack Yoho kick)
9 1962-09-30 BUF L, 21-41 4 31 pass Glenn Bass 31 yard pass from Warren Rabb (Mack Yoho kick)
10 1962-10-07 @ SDG W, 32-28 1 4 rush John Hadl 4 yard rush
11 1962-10-07 @ SDG W, 32-28 2 14 pass Don Norton 14 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
12 1962-10-07 @ SDG W, 32-28 2 33 pass Jerry Robinson 33 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)
13 1962-10-07 @ SDG W, 32-28 4 2 rush Keith Lincoln 2 yard rush
14 1962-10-12 @ BOS L, 7-27 3 44 pass Larry Garron 44 yard pass from Babe Parilli (Gino Cappelletti kick)
15 1962-10-21 NYT L, 17-20 2 6 rush Dick Christy 6 yard rush (Bill Shockley kick)
16 1962-10-21 NYT L, 17-20 3 2 rush Johnny Green 2 yard rush (Bill Shockley kick)
17 1962-10-28 @ HOU L, 7-31 3 1 rush Charley Tolar 1 yard rush (George Blanda kick)
18 1962-11-04 HOU W, 14-6 2 1 pass Billy Cannon 1 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
19 1962-11-04 HOU W, 14-6 3 34 pass Billy Cannon 34 yard pass from George Blanda (George Blanda kick)
20 1962-11-11 @ NYT L, 31-52 1 9 pass Art Powell 9 yard pass from Johnny Green (Bill Shockley kick)
21 1962-11-11 @ NYT L, 31-52 1 1 rush Bill Mathis 1 yard rush (Bill Shockley kick)
22 1962-11-11 @ NYT L, 31-52 3 1 rush Johnny Green 1 yard rush (two point pass successful)
23 1962-11-25 OAK L, 7-35 2 17 pass Dobie Craig 17 yard pass from Hunter Enis (Ben Agajanian kick)
24 1962-12-02 @ BUF W, 23-14 1 1 pass Tom Rychlec 1 yard pass from Jack Kemp
25 1962-12-02 @ BUF W, 23-14 2 1 pass Ernie Warlick 1 yard pass from Jack Kemp (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
26 1962-12-02 @ BUF W, 23-14 4 2 rush Cookie Gilchrist 2 yard rush (Cookie Gilchrist kick)
27 1962-12-09 DEN L, 10-17 4 9 fumble Jim McMillin 9 yard fumble return (Gene Mingo kick)
28 1962-12-16 SDG L, 17-26 1 20 pass Jerry Robinson 20 yard pass from Keith Lincoln (George Blair kick)
29 1962-12-16 SDG L, 17-26 3 13 pass Don Norton 13 yard pass from John Hadl (George Blair kick)