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1962 Dallas Texans

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11-3-0, 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)


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 Len Dawson*+ 27 5 14 189 for 310, 2,759 yards, 29 td, 17 int, & 38 rushes for 252 yards and 3 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
HB Abner Haynes*+ 25 2 0 221 rushes for 1,049 yards, 13 td, & 39 catches for 573 yards and 6 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
FB Curtis McClinton* 23 Rook 0 111 rushes for 604 yards, 2 td, & 29 catches for 333 yards and 0 td Dallas Texans / 14th / 110th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 110th pick / 1960
FL Frank Jackson 23 1 0 10 catches for 177 yards, 1 td, & 47 rushes for 251 yards and 3 td Dallas Texans / 19th / 150th pick / 1961
SE Chris Burford+ 24 2 0 45 catches for 645 yards, 12 td, & 1 rush for 13 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 9th / 105th pick / 1960
TE Fred Arbanas* 23 Rook 0 29 catches for 469 yards, 6 td St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 7th / 54th pick / 1961
LT Jim Tyrer* 23 1 0 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
LG Marvin Terrell* 24 2 0 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 24th pick / 1960
C Jon Gilliam 24 1 14 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 161st pick / 1960
RG Al Reynolds 24 2 0
RT Charley Diamond 26 2 0
 Defensive Starters
LDE Curt Merz 24 Rook 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1960
LDT Paul Rochester 24 2 0
RDT Jerry Mays* 23 1 0 Dallas Texans / 5th / 38th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 141st pick / 1961
RDE Mel Branch* 25 2 0 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 118th pick / 1960
LLB E.J. Holub*+ 24 1 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Texans / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
MLB Sherrill Headrick*+ 25 2 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Walt Corey 24 2 0
LCB Duane Wood 25 2 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Dave Grayson* 23 1 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Bobby Hunt+ 22 Rook 0 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Texans / 11th / 81st pick / 1962
RS Johnny Robinson 24 2 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Tommy Brooker 23 Rook 0 12 of 22 field goals & 33 of 33 extra points Dallas Texans / 17th / 131st pick / 1962
Washington Redskins / 16th / 211th pick / 1962
P Eddie Wilson 22 Rook 0 48 punts for a 35.0 average, 1 blocked Dallas Texans / 3rd / 19th pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1962
PR Abner Haynes*+ 25 2 0 15 punt returns for a 7.9 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
KR Dave Grayson* 23 1 0 18 kick returns for a 29.7 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
84 Fred Arbanas* 23 TE 14 0 240 6-3 Michigan St. 1/14/1939 Rook 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1961
Dallas Texans / 7th / 54th pick / 1961
66 Sonny Bishop 23 14 0 245 6-2 Fresno St. 10/1/1939 Rook 4 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 88th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 249th pick / 1962
87 Mel Branch* 25 RDE 14 0 230 6-2 LSU 2/15/1937 2 11 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 118th pick / 1960
81 Tommy Brooker 23 K 14 0 235 6-2 Alabama 10/31/1939 Rook 5 Dallas Texans / 17th / 131st pick / 1962
Washington Redskins / 16th / 211th pick / 1962
88 Chris Burford+ 24 SE 11 0 220 6-3 Stanford 1/31/1938 2 10 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 105th pick / 1960
56 Walt Corey 24 RLB 14 0 240 6-2 Miami (FL) 5/9/1938 2 7
74 Jerry Cornelison* 26 14 0 250 6-4 SMU 9/13/1936 2 5 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 192nd pick / 1958
19 Cotton Davidson 31 1 0 182 6-1 Baylor 11/30/1931 8 0 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1954
86 Dick Davis 24 12 0 230 6-2 Vanderbilt,Kansas 2/6/1938 Rook 4
16 Len Dawson*+ 27 QB 14 14 190 6-0 Purdue 6/20/1935 5 18 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 5th pick / 1957
79 Charley Diamond 26 RT 14 0 262 6-2 Miami (FL) 7/19/1936 2 8
65 Jon Gilliam 24 C 14 14 240 6-2 Oklahoma St.,Texas A&M-Commerce 10/22/1938 1 8 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 161st pick / 1960
45 Dave Grayson* 23 KR 14 0 187 5-10 Oregon 6/6/1939 1 9
54 Ted Greene 30 4 0 230 6-1 Tampa 1/25/1932 2 3
28 Abner Haynes*+ 25 HB 14 0 190 6-0 North Texas 9/19/1937 2 20 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 55th pick / 1960
69 Sherrill Headrick*+ 25 MLB 14 0 240 6-2 TCU 3/13/1937 2 14
55 E.J. Holub*+ 24 LLB 14 0 236 6-4 Texas Tech 1/5/1938 1 13 Dallas Texans / 1st / 6th pick / 1961
Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
85 Bill Hull 22 14 0 245 6-6 Wake Forest 8/4/1940 Rook 4 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 35th pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 5th / 38th pick / 1962
20 Bobby Hunt+ 22 LS 14 0 185 6-1 Auburn 8/15/1940 Rook 13 Dallas Texans / 11th / 81st pick / 1962
26 Frank Jackson 23 FL 14 0 185 6-1 SMU 4/14/1939 1 5 Dallas Texans / 19th / 150th pick / 1961
44 Edward Kelley 29 1 0 195 6-2 Texas 6/8/1933 1 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 55th pick / 1955
67 Carl Larpenter 26 2 0 235 6-4 Texas 7/1/1936 2 3
75 Jerry Mays* 23 RDT 14 0 252 6-4 SMU 11/24/1939 1 11 Dallas Texans / 5th / 38th pick / 1961
Minnesota Vikings / 11th / 141st pick / 1961
32 Curtis McClinton* 23 FB 14 0 227 6-3 Kansas 6/25/1939 Rook 11 Dallas Texans / 14th / 110th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 110th pick / 1960
64 Curt Merz 24 LDE 14 0 267 6-4 Iowa 4/17/1938 Rook 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1960
82 Bill Miller 22 14 0 195 6-1 Miami (FL) 4/17/1940 Rook 4 Dallas Texans / 2nd / 11th pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 30th pick / 1962
1 Tom Pennington 23 3 0 210 6-2 Georgia 11/26/1939 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 86th pick / 1962
Green Bay Packers / 12th / 168th pick / 1962
14 Bobby Ply 22 14 0 190 6-1 Baylor 8/13/1940 Rook 5 New York Titans / 5th / 37th pick / 1962
Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 216th pick / 1962
60 Al Reynolds 24 RG 14 0 250 6-3 Tarkio 2/15/1938 2 8
42 Johnny Robinson 24 RS 14 0 205 6-1 LSU 9/9/1938 2 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 3rd pick / 1960
72 Paul Rochester 24 LDT 13 0 255 6-2 Michigan St. 7/15/1938 2 7
10 Jimmy Saxton 22 13 0 173 5-11 Texas 5/21/1940 Rook 1 Dallas Texans / 10th / 75th pick / 1962
St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 146th pick / 1962
30 Jack Spikes 25 10 0 210 6-2 TCU 2/5/1937 2 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1960
35 Smokey Stover 24 14 0 227 6-0 La-Monroe 8/24/1938 2 4
63 Marvin Terrell* 24 LG 12 0 235 6-1 Mississippi 6/10/1938 2 10 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 24th pick / 1960
77 Jim Tyrer* 23 LT 14 0 280 6-6 Ohio St. 2/25/1939 1 10 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 22nd pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 14th / 188th pick / 1961
12 Eddie Wilson 22 P 14 0 190 6-0 Arizona 8/14/1940 Rook 0 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 19th pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1962
48 Duane Wood 25 LCB 14 0 200 6-1 Oklahoma St. 9/20/1937 2 7
Team Total 24.3 14 222.6 6-1.9 1.4