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1961 Boston Patriots

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9-4-1, Finished 2nd in AFL East Division  · 1961 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.2, Offense: 4.8, Defense: 1.4, SoS: -0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 413 points (29.5/g), 2nd of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 313 points (22.4/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 100 points (7.1/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.2-4.8.

Coach: Lou Saban (2-3-0) and Mike Holovak (7-1-1)

Stadium: Nickerson Field
 Training Camp: University of Massachusetts (Amherst, Massachusetts)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Babe Parilli 31 9 8 104 for 198, 1,314 yards, 13 td, 9 int, & 38 rushes for 183 yards and 4 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1952
HB Ron Burton 25 1 0 82 rushes for 260 yards, 2 td, & 13 catches for 115 yards and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1960
FB Billy Lott 27 3 0 100 rushes for 461 yards, 5 td, & 32 catches for 333 yards and 6 td New York Giants / 6th / 70th pick / 1958
FL Jim Colclough 25 1 0 42 catches for 757 yards, 9 td, & 3 rushes for 37 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 30th / 353rd pick / 1959
SE Gino Cappelletti* 27 1 0 45 catches for 768 yards, 8 td
TE Thomas Stephens 26 1 0 19 catches for 186 yards, 2 td Baltimore Colts / 11th / 132nd pick / 1959
LT Charley Long 23 Rook 0 Boston Patriots / 8th / 58th pick / 1961
LG Tony Sardisco 29 5 0 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 64th pick / 1956
C Walt Cudzik 29 7 0 Washington Redskins / 18th / 212th pick / 1954
RG Charley Leo* 27 1 0
RT Jerry DeLucca 25 2 0 Chicago Bears / 7th / 84th pick / 1957
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bob Dee* 28 4 14 0 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 19th / 220th pick / 1955
LDT Dick Klein 27 3 0 Chicago Bears / 29th / 347th pick / 1955
RDT Jim Lee Hunt* 23 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 16th / 181st pick / 1960
RDE Larry Eisenhauer 21 Rook 0 Boston Patriots / 6th / 42nd pick / 1961
LLB Tom Addison*+ 25 1 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 12th / 141st pick / 1958
MLB Harry Jacobs 24 1 0 Detroit Lions / 11th / 125th pick / 1959
RLB Rommie Loudd 28 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 26th / 304th pick / 1956
LCB Don Webb 22 Rook 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 24th / 186th pick / 1961
RCB Chuck Shonta 24 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Ron Hall 24 2 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 28th / 331st pick / 1959
RS Fred Bruney* 30 8 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 35th pick / 1953
 Special Teams Starters
K Gino Cappelletti* 27 1 0 17 of 32 field goals & 48 of 50 extra points
P Tom Yewcic 29 Rook 0 64 punts for a 37.6 average, 2 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 27th / 319th pick / 1954
PR Fred Bruney* 30 8 0 23 punt returns for a 4.7 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 35th pick / 1953
KR Larry Garron* 24 1 0 16 kick returns for a 27.4 average and 1 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
53 Tom Addison*+ 25 LLB 14 0 230 6-2 South Carolina 4/12/1936 1 12 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 141st pick / 1958
65 Houston Antwine 22 14 0 270 6-0 Southern Illinois 4/11/1939 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 38th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 8th / 64th pick / 1961
41 Walter Beach 26 12 0 190 6-0 Central Michigan 1/31/1935 1 2 New York Giants / 15th / 180th pick / 1960
33 Fred Bruney* 30 PR 14 0 184 5-10 Ohio St. 12/30/1931 8 6 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 35th pick / 1953
22 Ron Burton 25 HB 14 0 190 5-10 Northwestern 7/25/1936 1 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1960
20 Gino Cappelletti* 27 K 14 0 190 6-0 Minnesota 3/26/1934 1 16
81 Jim Colclough 25 FL 14 0 185 6-0 Boston Col. 3/31/1936 1 11 Washington Redskins / 30th / 353rd pick / 1959
30 Jim Crawford 26 10 0 205 6-1 Wyoming 8/26/1935 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 163rd pick / 1957
54 Walt Cudzik 29 C 14 0 231 6-2 Purdue 2/21/1932 7 7 Washington Redskins / 18th / 212th pick / 1954
89 Bob Dee* 28 LDE 14 14 248 6-3 Holy Cross 5/18/1933 4 9 Washington Redskins / 19th / 220th pick / 1955
74 Jerry DeLucca 25 RT 14 0 247 6-2 Tennessee,Middle Tenn. St. 7/17/1936 2 7 Chicago Bears / 7th / 84th pick / 1957
72 Larry Eisenhauer 21 RDE 14 0 250 6-5 Boston Col. 2/22/1940 Rook 6 Boston Patriots / 6th / 42nd pick / 1961
40 Larry Garron* 24 14 0 195 6-0 West. Illinois 5/23/1937 1 9
70 Milt Graham 27 3 0 235 6-6 Colgate 7/28/1934 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 14th / 167th pick / 1956
23 Ron Hall 24 LS 9 0 190 6-0 Missouri Valley 4/30/1937 2 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 28th / 331st pick / 1959
79 Jim Lee Hunt* 23 RDT 14 0 255 5-11 Prairie View 10/5/1938 1 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 16th / 181st pick / 1960
83 Harry Jacobs 24 MLB 9 0 226 6-1 Bradley 2/4/1937 1 6 Detroit Lions / 11th / 125th pick / 1959
73 Harry Jagielski 30 5 0 257 6-0 Indiana 12/25/1931 5 3 Washington Redskins / 7th / 80th pick / 1954
24 Joe Johnson 32 6 0 185 6-0 Boston Col. 11/3/1929 7 1 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 127th pick / 1953
86 Bill Kimber 25 4 0 192 6-2 Florida St. 1/31/1936 2 2
62 Dick Klein 27 LDT 10 0 254 6-4 Georgia,Iowa 2/11/1934 3 12 Chicago Bears / 29th / 347th pick / 1955
63 Charley Leo* 27 RG 14 0 240 6-0 Indiana 8/29/1934 1 9
67 Paul Lindquist 22 2 0 265 6-3 New Hampshire 4/30/1939 Rook 2 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 99th pick / 1961
76 Charley Long 23 LT 14 0 260 6-4 Tenn-Chattanooga 4/6/1938 Rook 7 Boston Patriots / 8th / 58th pick / 1961
32 Billy Lott 27 FB 14 0 203 6-0 Mississippi 11/8/1934 3 9 New York Giants / 6th / 70th pick / 1958
60 Rommie Loudd 28 RLB 13 0 227 6-2 UCLA 6/8/1933 1 6 San Francisco 49ers / 26th / 304th pick / 1956
61 Leroy Moore 26 14 0 240 6-2 Fort Valley St. 9/16/1935 1 3
25 Ross O'Hanley 22 7 0 183 6-0 Boston Col. 2/16/1939 1 2
15 Babe Parilli 31 QB 14 8 196 6-1 Kentucky 5/7/1930 9 8 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1952
Willis Perkins 27 1 0 260 6-0 Texas Southern 2/14/1934 Rook 2
23 Ray Ratkowski 22 1 0 195 6-0 Notre Dame 11/10/1939 Rook 0 Boston Patriots / 17th / 130th pick / 1961
Green Bay Packers / 20th / 278th pick / 1961
51 Frank Robotti 22 12 0 220 6-0 Boston Col. 4/6/1939 Rook 4
46 Al Romine 29 1 0 191 6-2 Florida,North Alabama 3/10/1932 6 2
64 Tony Sardisco 29 LG 13 0 226 6-2 Tulane 12/5/1932 5 7 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 64th pick / 1956
44 Gerhard Schwedes 23 5 0 205 6-1 Syracuse 4/23/1938 1 0 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 47th pick / 1960
34 Chuck Shonta 24 RCB 8 0 200 6-0 East. Michigan 8/29/1937 1 5
75 John Simerson 26 10 0 257 6-3 Purdue 4/20/1935 4 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 22nd / 254th pick / 1957
42 Bob Soltis 25 3 0 205 6-2 Minnesota 4/1/1936 1 2 New York Giants / 16th / 190th pick / 1959
11 Butch Songin 37 qb 14 6 190 6-2 Boston Col. 5/11/1924 1 8 Cleveland Browns / 19th / 247th pick / 1950
45 Thomas Stephens 26 TE 9 0 215 6-2 Syracuse 8/29/1935 1 3 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 132nd pick / 1959
34 Bobby Towns 23 2 0 180 6-1 Georgia 3/17/1938 1 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 122nd pick / 1960
31 Clyde Washington 23 14 0 197 6-1 Purdue 3/21/1938 1 3 Cleveland Browns / 10th / 116th pick / 1960
48 Don Webb 22 LCB 14 0 182 5-10 Iowa St. 5/22/1939 Rook 6 Boston Patriots / 24th / 186th pick / 1961
24 Mel West 22 4 0 190 5-9 Missouri 1/14/1939 Rook 1 Boston Patriots / 11th / 82nd pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 15th / 204th pick / 1961
50 Bob Yates 23 14 0 240 6-1 Syracuse 11/20/1938 Rook 4 New York Giants / 7th / 84th pick / 1960
14 Tom Yewcic 29 P 14 0 185 5-11 Michigan St. 5/9/1932 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 27th / 319th pick / 1954
Team Total 25.7 14 216.5 6-1.0 1.9