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4-8-2, AFL East Division  · 1965 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.6, Offense: -4.1, Defense: 0.5, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 244 points (17.4/g), 8th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 302 points (21.6/g), 5th.
 Differential of -58 points (-4.1/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-8.7.

Coach: Mike Holovak (4-8-2)

Stadium: Fenway Park
 Training Camp: Phillips Academy (Andover, Massachusetts)

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 Babe Parilli 35 13 13 173 for 426, 2,597 yards, 18 td, 26 int, & 50 rushes for 200 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1952
HB Larry Garron 28 5 0 74 rushes for 259 yards, 1 td, & 15 catches for 222 yards and 1 td
FB Jim Nance 23 Rook 0 111 rushes for 321 yards, 5 td, & 12 catches for 83 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 45th pick / 1965
Boston Patriots / 19th / 151st pick / 1965
FL Gino Cappelletti* 31 5 0 37 catches for 680 yards, 9 td
SE Jim Colclough 29 5 0 40 catches for 677 yards, 3 td Washington Redskins / 30th / 353rd pick / 1959
TE Jim Whalen 22 Rook 0 22 catches for 381 yards, 0 td Boston Patriots / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 51st pick / 1965
LT Don Oakes 27 4 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 21st / 162nd pick / 1961
LG Charley Long 27 4 0 Boston Patriots / 8th / 58th pick / 1961
C Jon Morris* 23 1 0 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 27th pick / 1964
Boston Patriots / 4th / 29th pick / 1964
RG Billy Neighbors 25 3 0 Washington Redskins / 4th / 43rd pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 6th / 46th pick / 1962
RT Tom Neville 22 Rook 0 Boston Patriots / 7th / 55th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 115th pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bob Dee* 32 8 14 Washington Redskins / 19th / 220th pick / 1955
LDT Jim Lee Hunt 27 5 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 16th / 181st pick / 1960
RDT Houston Antwine* 26 4 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 38th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 8th / 64th pick / 1961
RDE Larry Eisenhauer 25 4 0 Boston Patriots / 6th / 42nd pick / 1961
LLB Tom Addison 29 5 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 12th / 141st pick / 1958
MLB Nick Buoniconti*+ 25 3 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 13th / 102nd pick / 1962
RLB Jack Rudolph 27 5 0 Detroit Lions / 17th / 197th pick / 1959
LCB Chuck Shonta 28 5 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Tom Hennessey 23 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Ross O'Hanley 26 5 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Ron Hall 28 6 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 28th / 331st pick / 1959
 Special Teams Starters
K Gino Cappelletti* 31 5 0 17 of 27 field goals & 27 of 27 extra points
P Tom Yewcic 33 4 0 76 punts for a 40.7 average, 2 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 27th / 319th pick / 1954
PR Ron Burton 29 5 0 15 punt returns for a 4.1 average and 0 td Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1960
KR Jay Cunningham 22 Rook 0 17 kick returns for a 22.0 average and 0 td Boston Patriots / 14th / 111th pick / 1965

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
53 Tom Addison 29 LLB 14 0 230 6-2 South Carolina 4/12/1936 5 8 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 141st pick / 1958
65 Houston Antwine* 26 RDT 14 0 270 6-0 Southern Illinois 4/11/1939 4 10 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 38th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 8th / 64th pick / 1961
27 Joe Bellino 27 10 0 185 5-9 Navy 3/13/1938 Rook 1 Boston Patriots / 19th / 146th pick / 1961
Washington Redskins / 17th / 227th pick / 1961
85 Nick Buoniconti*+ 25 MLB 14 0 220 5-11 Notre Dame 12/15/1940 3 14 Boston Patriots / 13th / 102nd pick / 1962
22 Ron Burton 29 PR 14 0 190 5-10 Northwestern 7/25/1936 5 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 9th pick / 1960
63 Justin Canale 22 14 0 250 6-2 Mississippi St. 4/11/1943 Rook 3 Boston Patriots / 6th / 47th pick / 1965
Cleveland Browns / 12th / 167th pick / 1965
20 Gino Cappelletti* 31 FL 14 0 190 6-0 Minnesota 3/26/1934 5 11
81 Jim Colclough 29 SE 14 0 185 6-0 Boston Col. 3/31/1936 5 6 Washington Redskins / 30th / 353rd pick / 1959
21 Jay Cunningham 22 KR 14 0 185 5-10 Bowling Green 10/9/1943 Rook 0 Boston Patriots / 14th / 111th pick / 1965
83 Bill Dawson 23 9 0 240 6-3 Florida St. 12/4/1942 Rook 0 Boston Patriots / 19th / 148th pick / 1964
Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 161st pick / 1964
89 Bob Dee* 32 LDE 14 14 248 6-3 Holy Cross 5/18/1933 8 10 Washington Redskins / 19th / 220th pick / 1955
54 Mike Dukes 29 11 0 235 6-3 Clemson 3/16/1936 5 4 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1959
72 Larry Eisenhauer 25 RDE 14 0 250 6-5 Boston Col. 2/22/1940 4 8 Boston Patriots / 6th / 42nd pick / 1961
55 Lonnie Farmer 25 3 0 220 6-0 Northwestern,Tenn-Chattanooga 3/28/1940 1 3 Boston Patriots / 20th / 156th pick / 1964
24 Dick Felt 32 1 0 185 6-1 BYU 3/4/1933 5 2
32 J.D. Garrett 24 12 0 195 5-11 Grambling St. 11/28/1941 1 2 Boston Patriots / 8th / 60th pick / 1964
New York Giants / 18th / 249th pick / 1964
40 Larry Garron 28 HB 10 0 195 6-0 West. Illinois 5/23/1937 5 4
84 Art Graham 24 10 0 205 6-1 Boston Col. 7/31/1941 2 3 Boston Patriots / 1st / 7th pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 11th / 149th pick / 1963
44 White Graves 23 14 0 190 6-0 LSU 3/20/1942 Rook 4 Boston Patriots / 17th / 135th pick / 1965
23 Ron Hall 28 RS 14 0 190 6-0 Missouri Valley 4/30/1937 6 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 28th / 331st pick / 1959
30 Tom Hennessey 23 RCB 14 0 180 6-0 Holy Cross 2/15/1942 Rook 7
79 Jim Lee Hunt 27 LDT 14 0 255 5-11 Prairie View 10/5/1938 5 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 16th / 181st pick / 1960
38 Ellis Johnson 22 14 0 195 6-0 SE Louisiana 7/9/1943 Rook 0 Boston Patriots / 4th / 31st pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 19th / 260th pick / 1965
76 Charley Long 27 LG 14 0 260 6-4 Tenn-Chattanooga 4/6/1938 4 5 Boston Patriots / 8th / 58th pick / 1961
52 Ed Meixler 22 4 0 245 6-3 Boston Univ. 10/11/1943 Rook 3 Boston Patriots / 18th / 143rd pick / 1965
56 Jon Morris* 23 C 14 0 254 6-4 Holy Cross 4/5/1942 1 8 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 27th pick / 1964
Boston Patriots / 4th / 29th pick / 1964
35 Jim Nance 23 FB 14 0 235 6-1 Syracuse 12/30/1942 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 4th / 45th pick / 1965
Boston Patriots / 19th / 151st pick / 1965
73 Billy Neighbors 25 RG 14 0 250 6-0 Alabama 2/4/1940 3 5 Washington Redskins / 4th / 43rd pick / 1962
Boston Patriots / 6th / 46th pick / 1962
77 Tom Neville 22 RT 14 0 260 6-4 Mississippi St. 8/12/1943 Rook 5 Boston Patriots / 7th / 55th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 115th pick / 1965
25 Ross O'Hanley 26 LS 14 0 183 6-0 Boston Col. 2/16/1939 5 7
71 Don Oakes 27 LT 14 0 255 6-4 Virginia Tech 7/22/1938 4 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 21st / 162nd pick / 1961
15 Babe Parilli 35 QB 14 13 196 6-1 Kentucky 5/7/1930 13 8 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1952
75 George Pyne 24 14 0 285 6-4 Olivet 7/12/1941 Rook 4 Boston Patriots / 16th / 127th pick / 1965
86 Tony Romeo 27 14 0 230 6-3 Florida St. 3/7/1938 4 2 Washington Redskins / 19th / 255th pick / 1961
80 Jack Rudolph 27 RLB 14 0 225 6-3 Georgia Tech 3/21/1938 5 8 Detroit Lions / 17th / 197th pick / 1959
34 Chuck Shonta 28 LCB 14 0 200 6-0 East. Michigan 8/29/1937 5 7
60 Len St. Jean 24 14 0 250 5-11 Northern Michigan 10/27/1941 1 3 Boston Patriots / 9th / 68th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 17th / 237th pick / 1964
42 Don Webb 26 14 0 182 5-10 Iowa St. 5/22/1939 4 4 Boston Patriots / 24th / 186th pick / 1961
82 Jim Whalen 22 TE 14 0 210 6-2 Boston Col. 5/20/1943 Rook 4 Boston Patriots / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 51st pick / 1965
12 Eddie Wilson 25 qb 14 1 190 6-0 Arizona 8/14/1940 3 0 Dallas Texans / 3rd / 19th pick / 1962
Detroit Lions / 2nd / 24th pick / 1962
50 Bob Yates 27 14 0 240 6-1 Syracuse 11/20/1938 4 3 New York Giants / 7th / 84th pick / 1960
14 Tom Yewcic 33 P 14 0 185 5-11 Michigan St. 5/9/1932 4 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 27th / 319th pick / 1954
Team Total 26.1 14 219.6 6-1.0 3.1