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1968 Boston Patriots

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4-10-0, Finished 4th in AFL East Division  · 1968 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -12.8, Offense: -5.9, Defense: -6.9, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 229 points (16.4/g), 8th of 10 in the AFL. Allowed 406 points (29.0/g), 10th.
 Differential of -177 points (-12.6/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 2.9-11.1.

Coach: Mike Holovak (4-10-0)

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 Mike Taliaferro 27 4 7 67 for 176, 889 yards, 4 td, 15 int, & 8 rushes for 51 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 10th / 138th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 28th / 219th pick / 1963
HB R.C. Gamble 22 Rook 8 78 rushes for 311 yards, 1 td, & 11 catches for 55 yards and 1 td Boston Patriots / 4th / 88th pick / 1968
FB Jim Nance 26 3 12 177 rushes for 593 yards, 4 td, & 14 catches for 51 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 45th pick / 1965
Boston Patriots / 19th / 151st pick / 1965
WR Art Graham 27 5 6 16 catches for 242 yards, 1 td Boston Patriots / 1st / 7th pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 11th / 149th pick / 1963
WR Aaron Marsh 23 Rook 12 19 catches for 331 yards, 4 td, & 4 rushes for 8 yards and 0 td Boston Patriots / 3rd / 60th pick / 1968
TE Jim Whalen+ 25 3 13 47 catches for 718 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 0 yards and 0 td Boston Patriots / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 51st pick / 1965
LT Tom Funchess 24 Rook 13 Boston Patriots / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1968
LG Justin Canale 25 3 13 1 fumble recovered Boston Patriots / 6th / 47th pick / 1965
Cleveland Browns / 12th / 167th pick / 1965
C Jon Morris* 26 4 14 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 27th pick / 1964
Boston Patriots / 4th / 29th pick / 1964
RG Len St. Jean 27 4 13 Boston Patriots / 9th / 68th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 17th / 237th pick / 1964
RT Tom Neville 25 3 13 Boston Patriots / 7th / 55th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 115th pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Dennis Byrd 22 Rook 14 Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1968
LDT Jim Lee Hunt 30 8 14 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 16th / 181st pick / 1960
RDT Houston Antwine* 29 7 14 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 38th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 8th / 64th pick / 1961
RDE Larry Eisenhauer 28 7 8 Boston Patriots / 6th / 42nd pick / 1961
LLB Ed Philpott 23 1 14 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 4th / 101st pick / 1967
MLB Nick Buoniconti 28 6 8 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 13th / 102nd pick / 1962
RLB Doug Satcher 23 2 13 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 9th / 75th pick / 1966
LCB Leroy Mitchell* 24 1 14 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 11th / 283rd pick / 1967
RCB Daryl Johnson 22 Rook 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Boston Patriots / 8th / 197th pick / 1968
LS John Charles 24 1 11 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 1967
RS Don Webb 29 7 9 Boston Patriots / 24th / 186th pick / 1961
 Special Teams Starters
K Gino Cappelletti 34 8 2 15 of 27 field goals & 26 of 26 extra points
P Terry Swanson 24 1 0 62 punts for a 39.5 average, 2 blocked
PR Willie Porter 22 Rook 0 22 punt returns for a 6.1 average and 0 td
KR Willie Porter 22 Rook 0 36 kick returns for a 22.6 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
65 Houston Antwine* 29 RDT 14 14 270 6-0 Southern Illinois 4/11/1939 7 8 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 38th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 8th / 64th pick / 1961
64 Jim Boudreaux 24 3 0 260 6-4 Louisiana Tech 10/11/1944 2 2 Boston Patriots / 2nd / 10th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 13th / 199th pick / 1966
85 Nick Buoniconti 28 MLB 8 8 220 5-11 Notre Dame 12/15/1940 6 4 Boston Patriots / 13th / 102nd pick / 1962
78 Dennis Byrd 22 LDE 14 14 260 6-4 North Carolina St. 8/31/1946 Rook 5 Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1968
63 Justin Canale 25 LG 14 13 250 6-2 Mississippi St. 4/11/1943 3 4 Boston Patriots / 6th / 47th pick / 1965
Cleveland Browns / 12th / 167th pick / 1965
67 Whit Canale 27 13 0 245 6-3 Tennessee 12/27/1941 2 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 227th pick / 1965
20 Gino Cappelletti 34 K 14 2 190 6-0 Minnesota 3/26/1934 8 5
25 John Charles 24 LS 12 11 205 6-0 Purdue 5/9/1944 1 5 Boston Patriots / 1st / 21st pick / 1967
50 Jim Cheyunski 23 lb 13 4 225 6-1 Syracuse 12/29/1945 Rook 2 Boston Patriots / 12th / 305th pick / 1968
81 Jim Colclough 32 e 14 4 185 6-0 Boston Col. 3/31/1936 8 1 Washington Redskins / 30th / 353rd pick / 1959
15 King Corcoran 25 2 0 200 6-0 Maryland 7/6/1943 Rook 0
72 Larry Eisenhauer 28 RDE 8 8 250 6-5 Boston Col. 2/22/1940 7 3 Boston Patriots / 6th / 42nd pick / 1961
66 Paul Feldhausen 22 2 0 260 6-6 North (WI) 6/14/1946 Rook 1 Boston Patriots / 11th / 278th pick / 1968
73 Tom Funchess 24 LT 14 13 265 6-5 Jackson St. 9/12/1944 Rook 4 Boston Patriots / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1968
13 R.C. Gamble 22 HB 14 8 220 6-3 South Carolina St. 9/27/1946 Rook 3 Boston Patriots / 4th / 88th pick / 1968
40 Larry Garron 31 hb 4 2 195 6-0 West. Illinois 5/23/1937 8 1
84 Art Graham 27 WR 11 6 205 6-1 Boston Col. 7/31/1941 5 2 Boston Patriots / 1st / 7th pick / 1963
Cleveland Browns / 11th / 149th pick / 1963
79 Jim Lee Hunt 30 LDT 14 14 255 5-11 Prairie View 10/5/1938 8 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 16th / 181st pick / 1960
45 Ray Ilg 23 lb 14 1 220 6-1 Colgate 11/25/1945 1 1 Boston Patriots / 13th / 336th pick / 1967
47 Billy Johnson 25 ls 14 5 180 5-10 Nebraska 2/19/1943 2 4
23 Daryl Johnson 22 RCB 14 14 190 5-11 Morgan St. 8/11/1946 Rook 6 Boston Patriots / 8th / 197th pick / 1968
48 Preston Johnson 23 3 0 230 6-2 Florida A&M 2/18/1945 Rook 0
54 Ed Koontz 22 lb 6 1 230 6-2 Catawba 6/11/1946 Rook 1 Boston Patriots / 17th / 440th pick / 1968
24 Bobby Leo 23 1 0 180 5-10 Harvard 1/19/1945 1 0 Boston Patriots / 7th / 180th pick / 1967
76 Charley Long 30 13 0 260 6-4 Tenn-Chattanooga 4/6/1938 7 2 Boston Patriots / 8th / 58th pick / 1961
29 Aaron Marsh 23 WR 14 12 190 6-1 East. Kentucky 7/27/1945 Rook 3 Boston Patriots / 3rd / 60th pick / 1968
28 Art McMahon 22 rs 12 5 190 6-0 North Carolina St. 2/24/1946 Rook 3 Boston Patriots / 15th / 385th pick / 1968
41 Leroy Mitchell* 24 LCB 14 14 190 6-1 Texas Southern 9/22/1944 1 12 Boston Patriots / 11th / 283rd pick / 1967
56 Jon Morris* 26 C 14 14 254 6-4 Holy Cross 4/5/1942 4 5 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 27th pick / 1964
Boston Patriots / 4th / 29th pick / 1964
31 Bill Murphy 22 wr 6 5 185 6-1 Cornell 3/26/1946 Rook 3
35 Jim Nance 26 FB 12 12 235 6-1 Syracuse 12/30/1942 3 5 Chicago Bears / 4th / 45th pick / 1965
Boston Patriots / 19th / 151st pick / 1965
77 Tom Neville 25 RT 14 13 260 6-4 Mississippi St. 8/12/1943 3 4 Boston Patriots / 7th / 55th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 115th pick / 1965
87 Bobby Nichols 26 te 6 1 220 6-2 Boston Univ. 1/30/1942 1 0 Boston Patriots / 17th / 440th pick / 1967
71 Don Oakes 30 t 13 3 255 6-4 Virginia Tech 7/22/1938 7 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 21st / 162nd pick / 1961
52 Ed Philpott 23 LLB 14 14 240 6-3 Miami (OH) 9/14/1945 1 8 Boston Patriots / 4th / 101st pick / 1967
27 Willie Porter 22 KR 13 0 190 5-11 Texas Southern 3/25/1946 Rook 0
58 Doug Satcher 23 RLB 14 13 220 6-0 Southern Miss 5/28/1945 2 6 Boston Patriots / 9th / 75th pick / 1966
46 Bob Scarpitto 29 14 0 192 5-11 Notre Dame 1/7/1939 7 1 San Diego Chargers / 9th / 71st pick / 1961
14 Tom Sherman 23 qb 14 7 190 6-0 Penn St. 12/5/1945 Rook 1
68 Karl Singer 25 t 11 1 250 6-3 Purdue 10/12/1943 2 1 Boston Patriots / 1st / 3rd pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 19th / 289th pick / 1966
60 Len St. Jean 27 RG 14 13 250 5-11 Northern Michigan 10/27/1941 4 4 Boston Patriots / 9th / 68th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 17th / 237th pick / 1964
36 Terry Swanson 24 P 10 0 210 6-0 Massachusetts 1/8/1944 1 1
17 Mike Taliaferro 27 QB 7 7 202 6-2 Illinois 7/26/1941 4 -2 New York Giants / 10th / 138th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 28th / 219th pick / 1963
22 Gene Thomas 26 rb 9 3 210 6-1 Florida A&M 9/1/1942 2 2
75 Ed Toner 24 5 0 250 6-2 Massachusetts 9/11/1944 1 2 Baltimore Colts / 18th / 275th pick / 1966
42 Don Webb 29 RS 10 9 182 5-10 Iowa St. 5/22/1939 7 4 Boston Patriots / 24th / 186th pick / 1961
82 Jim Whalen+ 25 TE 14 13 210 6-2 Boston Col. 5/20/1943 3 7 Boston Patriots / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1965
Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 51st pick / 1965
55 J.R. Williamson 27 14 0 220 6-2 Louisiana Tech 10/9/1941 4 3 Oakland Raiders / 9th / 71st pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 8th / 106th pick / 1964
70 Mel Witt 23 rde 14 6 250 6-3 Texas-Arlington 11/23/1945 1 3 Boston Patriots / 5th / 128th pick / 1967
Team Total 25.4 14 222.3 6-1.4 2.7