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1961 New York Titans

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7-7-0, Finished 3rd in AFL East Division  · 1961 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.6, Offense: -2.5, Defense: -3.0, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 301 points (21.5/g), 5th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 390 points (27.9/g), 6th.
 Differential of -89 points (-6.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 4.9-9.1.

Coach: Sammy Baugh (7-7-0)

Stadium: Polo Grounds
 Training Camp: Bear Mountain Inn (Bear Mountain, New York)

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 Al Dorow* 32 7 14 197 for 438, 2,651 yards, 19 td, 30 int, & 54 rushes for 317 yards and 4 td Washington Redskins / 3rd / 31st pick / 1952
HB Dick Christy 26 3 0 81 rushes for 180 yards, 2 td, & 29 catches for 521 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1958
FB Bill Mathis*+ 23 1 0 202 rushes for 846 yards, 7 td, & 12 catches for 42 yards and 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 88th pick / 1960
FL Don Maynard 26 3 0 43 catches for 629 yards, 8 td New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
SE Art Powell 24 2 0 71 catches for 881 yards, 5 td Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 123rd pick / 1959
TE Thurlow Cooper 28 1 0 15 catches for 208 yards, 4 td Cleveland Browns / 16th / 193rd pick / 1956
LT Jack Klotz 29 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 216th pick / 1956
LG Bob Mischak*+ 29 3 0 Cleveland Browns / 23rd / 276th pick / 1954
C Mike Hudock 27 1 0 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 128th pick / 1956
RG John McMullan 28 1 0 New York Giants / 14th / 165th pick / 1956
RT Gene Cockrell 27 1 0 Cleveland Browns / 28th / 330th pick / 1957
 Defensive Starters
LDE Nick Mumley 24 1 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 51st pick / 1959
LDT Tom Saidock 31 4 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 74th pick / 1957
RDT Dick Guesman 23 1 0 Detroit Lions / 6th / 67th pick / 1959
RDE Sid Youngelman 30 6 0 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 83rd pick / 1954
LLB Ed Cooke 26 3 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 3rd / 29th pick / 1958
MLB Hubert Bobo 27 1 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 146th pick / 1957
RLB Larry Grantham+ 23 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 15th / 178th pick / 1960
LCB Johnny Bookman 29 4 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 8th / 97th pick / 1957
RCB Dainard Paulson 24 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Dick Felt* 28 1 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Lee Riley 29 6 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1955
 Special Teams Starters
K Dick Guesman 23 1 0 5 of 15 field goals & 24 of 26 extra points Detroit Lions / 6th / 67th pick / 1959
P Curley Johnson 26 1 0 66 punts for a 42.7 average, 0 blocked Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 77th pick / 1957
PR Dick Christy 26 3 0 18 punt returns for a 21.3 average and 2 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1958
KR Dick Christy 26 3 0 15 kick returns for a 24.0 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1958

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
27 Don Allard 25 1 0 188 6-1 Boston Col. 4/21/1936 Rook 0 Washington Redskins / 1st / 4th pick / 1959
25 Dave Ames 24 5 0 185 6-0 Richmond 1/16/1937 Rook 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 16th / 186th pick / 1960
27 Jim Apple 23 3 0 200 6-0 Upsala 7/14/1938 Rook 0
57 Hubert Bobo 27 MLB 14 0 220 6-0 Ohio St. 7/2/1934 1 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 13th / 146th pick / 1957
26 Dewey Bohling 23 5 0 190 5-11 Hardin-Simmons 8/22/1938 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 13th / 151st pick / 1959
29 Johnny Bookman 29 LCB 8 0 182 5-11 Miami (FL) 9/6/1932 4 6 New York Giants / 8th / 97th pick / 1957
35 Bob Brooks 23 14 0 215 6-0 Ohio 5/3/1938 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 9th / 122nd pick / 1961
New York Titans / 21st / 165th pick / 1961
64 Tom Budrewicz 23 2 0 245 6-2 Brown 5/27/1938 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 12th / 140th pick / 1960
45 Dick Christy 26 HB 14 0 191 5-10 North Carolina St. 11/24/1935 3 9 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 27th pick / 1958
70 Gene Cockrell 27 RT 14 0 247 6-4 Oklahoma,Hardin-Simmons 1/10/1934 1 5 Cleveland Browns / 28th / 330th pick / 1957
82 Ed Cooke 26 LLB 14 0 250 6-4 Maryland 5/3/1935 3 6 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 29th pick / 1958
88 Thurlow Cooper 28 TE 14 0 228 6-5 Maine 3/18/1933 1 2 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 193rd pick / 1956
12 Al Dorow* 32 QB 14 14 193 6-0 Michigan St. 11/15/1929 7 10 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 31st pick / 1952
56 Roger Ellis 23 14 0 233 6-3 Maine 2/1/1938 1 3 New York Giants / 14th / 166th pick / 1959
23 Dick Felt* 28 LS 14 0 185 6-1 BYU 3/4/1933 1 7
64 Jerry Fields 23 5 0 222 6-1 Ohio St. 5/24/1938 Rook 2 New York Giants / 13th / 179th pick / 1961
15 Don Flynn 27 7 0 205 6-0 Houston 9/14/1934 1 2
50 Jim Furey 29 9 0 228 6-0 Kansas St. 9/22/1932 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 13th / 157th pick / 1956
60 Larry Grantham+ 23 RLB 11 0 210 6-0 Mississippi 9/16/1938 1 10 Baltimore Colts / 15th / 178th pick / 1960
73 Moses Gray 24 3 0 260 6-3 Indiana 4/12/1937 Rook 2 New York Giants / 9th / 123rd pick / 1961
New York Titans / 27th / 213th pick / 1961
72 Dick Guesman 23 K 14 0 255 6-4 West Virginia 1/22/1938 1 6 Detroit Lions / 6th / 67th pick / 1959
52 Mike Hudock 27 C 11 0 245 6-2 Miami (FL) 9/29/1934 1 4 Green Bay Packers / 11th / 128th pick / 1956
33 Paul Hynes 22 9 0 210 6-1 Louisiana Tech 9/9/1939 Rook 2 Dallas Texans / 12th / 94th pick / 1961
San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 136th pick / 1961
73 Proverb Jacobs 26 10 0 258 6-4 California 5/25/1935 3 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 17th pick / 1958
15 Dick Jamieson 24 3 0 191 6-1 Bradley 11/13/1937 1 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 25th / 291st pick / 1959
20 Curley Johnson 26 P 12 0 215 6-0 Houston 7/2/1935 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 77th pick / 1957
78 Jack Klotz 29 LT 14 0 260 6-4 Widener 12/5/1932 1 5 Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 216th pick / 1956
55 Pat Lamberti 24 5 0 225 6-2 Richmond 9/1/1937 Rook 2 Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 146th pick / 1959
31 Bill Mathis*+ 23 FB 14 0 220 6-1 Clemson 12/10/1938 1 7 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 88th pick / 1960
13 Don Maynard 26 FL 14 0 180 6-0 Rice,Texas-El Paso 1/25/1935 3 6 New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
68 John McMullan 28 RG 14 0 245 6-0 Notre Dame 6/28/1933 1 5 New York Giants / 14th / 165th pick / 1956
67 Bob Mischak*+ 29 LG 14 0 237 6-0 Army 10/25/1932 3 9 Cleveland Browns / 23rd / 276th pick / 1954
74 Nick Mumley 24 LDE 14 0 255 6-4 Purdue 1/26/1937 1 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 51st pick / 1959
62 Bob O'Neil 30 14 0 229 6-1 Duquesne,Notre Dame 2/21/1931 5 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 15th / 173rd pick / 1953
40 Dainard Paulson 24 RCB 14 0 190 6-0 Oregon St. 5/15/1937 Rook 5
84 Art Powell 24 SE 14 0 211 6-3 San Jose St. 2/25/1937 2 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 11th / 123rd pick / 1959
44 Bert Rechichar 31 2 0 209 6-1 Tennessee 7/16/1930 9 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 10th pick / 1952
79 Bob Reifsnyder 24 2 0 250 6-2 Navy 6/18/1937 1 2 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1959
10 Bob Renn 27 12 0 180 6-0 Florida St. 5/25/1934 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 22nd / 264th pick / 1958
22 Lee Riley 29 RS 12 0 192 6-1 Detroit Mercy 8/24/1932 6 5 Detroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1955
75 Tom Saidock 31 LDT 14 0 261 6-5 Michigan St. 2/26/1930 4 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 74th pick / 1957
19 Bob Scrabis 25 11 0 225 6-3 Penn St. 3/26/1936 1 0
29 Bill Shockley 24 6 0 185 6-0 West Chester 3/13/1937 1 1
64 Ed Walsh 26 6 0 243 6-4 Widener 7/11/1935 Rook 2
25 Mel West 22 9 0 190 5-9 Missouri 1/14/1939 Rook 3 Boston Patriots / 11th / 82nd pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 15th / 204th pick / 1961
20 Junior Wren 32 2 0 192 6-0 Missouri 12/10/1929 5 2 Cleveland Browns / 24th / 288th pick / 1952
76 Sid Youngelman 30 RDE 14 0 257 6-3 Alabama 12/1/1931 6 6 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 83rd pick / 1954
Team Total 26.0 14 218.9 6-1.3 1.7