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1966 Boston Patriots

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8-4-2, Finished 2nd in AFL East Division  · 1966 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.5, Offense: -0.4, Defense: 2.9, SoS: 0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 315 points (22.5/g), 6th of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 283 points (20.2/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 32 points (2.3/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 7.9-6.1.

Coach: Mike Holovak (8-4-2)

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Babe Parilli* 36 14 14 181 for 382, 2,721 yards, 20 td, 20 int, & 28 rushes for 42 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1952
HB Larry Garron 29 6 0 101 rushes for 319 yards, 4 td, & 30 catches for 416 yards and 5 td
FB Jim Nance*+ 24 1 0 299 rushes for 1,458 yards, 11 td, & 8 catches for 103 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 45th pick / 1965
Boston Patriots / 19th / 151st pick / 1965
FL Gino Cappelletti* 32 6 0 43 catches for 676 yards, 6 td
SE Art Graham 25 3 0 51 catches for 673 yards, 4 td Boston Patriots / 1st / 7th pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 11th / 149th pick / 1963
TE Jim Whalen 23 1 0 29 catches for 502 yards, 4 td Boston Patriots / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 51st pick / 1965
LT Don Oakes 28 5 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 21st / 162nd pick / 1961
LG Charley Long 28 5 0 Boston Patriots / 8th / 58th pick / 1961
C Jon Morris*+ 24 2 0 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 27th pick / 1964
Boston Patriots / 4th / 29th pick / 1964
RG Len St. Jean* 25 2 0 Boston Patriots / 9th / 68th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 17th / 237th pick / 1964
RT Tom Neville* 23 1 0 Boston Patriots / 7th / 55th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 115th pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bob Dee 33 9 14 Washington Redskins / 19th / 220th pick / 1955
LDT Jim Lee Hunt* 28 6 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 16th / 181st pick / 1960
RDT Houston Antwine* 27 5 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 38th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 8th / 64th pick / 1961
RDE Larry Eisenhauer* 26 5 0 Boston Patriots / 6th / 42nd pick / 1961
LLB Tom Addison 30 6 0 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 141st pick / 1958
MLB Nick Buoniconti*+ 26 4 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 13th / 102nd pick / 1962
RLB Lonnie Farmer 26 2 0 Boston Patriots / 20th / 156th pick / 1964
LCB Don Webb 27 5 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 24th / 186th pick / 1961
RCB Tom Hennessey 24 1 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Chuck Shonta* 29 6 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Ron Hall 29 7 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 28th / 331st pick / 1959
 Special Teams Starters
K Gino Cappelletti* 32 6 0 16 of 32 field goals & 35 of 36 extra points
P Jim Fraser 30 4 0 55 punts for a 37.2 average, 2 blocked Cleveland Browns / 21st / 250th pick / 1959
PR Tom Hennessey 24 1 0 7 punt returns for a 5.6 average and 0 td
KR Joe Bellino 28 1 0 18 kick returns for a 22.8 average and 0 td Boston Patriots / 19th / 146th pick / 1961
Washington Redskins / 17th / 227th pick / 1961

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
53 Tom Addison 30 LLB 14 0 230 6-2 South Carolina 4/12/1936 6 7 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 141st pick / 1958
65 Houston Antwine* 27 RDT 14 0 270 6-0 Southern Illinois 4/11/1939 5 11 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 38th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 8th / 64th pick / 1961
50 Joe Avezzano 23 3 0 235 6-2 Florida St. 11/17/1943 Rook 2
27 Joe Bellino 28 KR 11 0 185 5-9 Navy 3/13/1938 1 1 Boston Patriots / 19th / 146th pick / 1961
Washington Redskins / 17th / 227th pick / 1961
78 Jim Boudreaux 22 4 0 260 6-4 Louisiana Tech 10/11/1944 Rook 2 Boston Patriots / 2nd / 10th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 13th / 199th pick / 1966
85 Nick Buoniconti*+ 26 MLB 14 0 220 5-11 Notre Dame 12/15/1940 4 14 Boston Patriots / 13th / 102nd pick / 1962
63 Justin Canale 23 14 0 250 6-2 Mississippi St. 4/11/1943 1 3 Boston Patriots / 6th / 47th pick / 1965
Cleveland Browns / 12th / 167th pick / 1965
33 Bob Cappadona 24 14 0 225 6-1 Notre Dame,Northeastern 12/13/1942 Rook 1 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 128th pick / 1965
20 Gino Cappelletti* 32 FL 14 0 190 6-0 Minnesota 3/26/1934 6 10
81 Jim Colclough 30 14 0 185 6-0 Boston Col. 3/31/1936 6 3 Washington Redskins / 30th / 353rd pick / 1959
21 Jay Cunningham 23 db 14 1 185 5-10 Bowling Green 10/9/1943 1 1 Boston Patriots / 14th / 111th pick / 1965
89 Bob Dee 33 LDE 14 14 248 6-3 Holy Cross 5/18/1933 9 7 Washington Redskins / 19th / 220th pick / 1955
72 Larry Eisenhauer* 26 RDE 14 0 250 6-5 Boston Col. 2/22/1940 5 9 Boston Patriots / 6th / 42nd pick / 1961
55 Lonnie Farmer 26 RLB 14 0 220 6-0 Northwestern,Tenn-Chattanooga 3/28/1940 2 7 Boston Patriots / 20th / 156th pick / 1964
24 Dick Felt 33 14 0 185 6-1 BYU 3/4/1933 6 3
51 Jim Fraser 30 P 14 0 236 6-3 Wisconsin 5/29/1936 4 0 Cleveland Browns / 21st / 250th pick / 1959
32 J.D. Garrett 25 14 0 195 5-11 Grambling St. 11/28/1941 2 0 Boston Patriots / 8th / 60th pick / 1964
New York Giants / 18th / 249th pick / 1964
40 Larry Garron 29 HB 14 0 195 6-0 West. Illinois 5/23/1937 6 7
84 Art Graham 25 SE 14 0 205 6-1 Boston Col. 7/31/1941 3 8 Boston Patriots / 1st / 7th pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 11th / 149th pick / 1963
44 White Graves 24 14 0 190 6-0 LSU 3/20/1942 1 3 Boston Patriots / 17th / 135th pick / 1965
23 Ron Hall 29 RS 14 0 190 6-0 Missouri Valley 4/30/1937 7 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 28th / 331st pick / 1959
30 Tom Hennessey 24 PR 14 0 180 6-0 Holy Cross 2/15/1942 1 6
7 John Huarte 23 14 0 185 6-0 Notre Dame 5/20/1943 Rook 1 New York Jets / 2nd / 12th pick / 1965
Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 76th pick / 1965
79 Jim Lee Hunt* 28 LDT 14 0 255 5-11 Prairie View 10/5/1938 6 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 16th / 181st pick / 1960
47 Billy Johnson 23 12 0 180 5-10 Nebraska 2/19/1943 Rook 2
38 Ellis Johnson 23 14 0 195 6-0 SE Louisiana 7/9/1943 1 0 Boston Patriots / 4th / 31st pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 19th / 260th pick / 1965
73 Ed Khayat 31 14 0 240 6-3 Millsaps,Tulane 9/14/1935 9 4
76 Charley Long 28 LG 14 0 260 6-4 Tenn-Chattanooga 4/6/1938 5 5 Boston Patriots / 8th / 58th pick / 1961
74 John Mangum 24 14 0 270 6-1 Mississippi,Southern Miss 9/30/1942 Rook 4 Boston Patriots / 5th / 35th pick / 1966
56 Jon Morris*+ 24 C 14 0 254 6-4 Holy Cross 4/5/1942 2 10 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 27th pick / 1964
Boston Patriots / 4th / 29th pick / 1964
35 Jim Nance*+ 24 FB 14 0 235 6-1 Syracuse 12/30/1942 1 13 Chicago Bears / 4th / 45th pick / 1965
Boston Patriots / 19th / 151st pick / 1965
77 Tom Neville* 23 RT 14 0 260 6-4 Mississippi St. 8/12/1943 1 7 Boston Patriots / 7th / 55th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 115th pick / 1965
71 Don Oakes 28 LT 14 0 255 6-4 Virginia Tech 7/22/1938 5 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 21st / 162nd pick / 1961
15 Babe Parilli* 36 QB 14 14 196 6-1 Kentucky 5/7/1930 14 11 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1952
31 Vic Purvis 23 14 0 190 5-11 Southern Miss 11/17/1943 Rook 3
86 Tony Romeo 28 14 0 230 6-3 Florida St. 3/7/1938 5 1 Washington Redskins / 19th / 255th pick / 1961
58 Doug Satcher 21 14 0 220 6-0 Southern Miss 5/28/1945 Rook 4 Boston Patriots / 9th / 75th pick / 1966
34 Chuck Shonta* 29 LS 14 0 200 6-0 East. Michigan 8/29/1937 6 7
68 Karl Singer 23 14 0 250 6-3 Purdue 10/12/1943 Rook 3 Boston Patriots / 1st / 3rd pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 19th / 289th pick / 1966
60 Len St. Jean* 25 RG 14 0 250 5-11 Northern Michigan 10/27/1941 2 7 Boston Patriots / 9th / 68th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 17th / 237th pick / 1964
42 Don Webb 27 LCB 14 0 182 5-10 Iowa St. 5/22/1939 5 5 Boston Patriots / 24th / 186th pick / 1961
82 Jim Whalen 23 TE 14 0 210 6-2 Boston Col. 5/20/1943 1 6 Boston Patriots / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 51st pick / 1965
14 Tom Yewcic 34 7 0 185 5-11 Michigan St. 5/9/1932 5 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 27th / 319th pick / 1954
Team Total 26.5 14 219.3 6-0.9 3.3