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1960 Houston Oilers

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10-4-0, Finished 1st in AFL East Division  · 1960 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.9, Offense: 2.4, Defense: 3.5, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 379 points (27.1/g), 2nd of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 285 points (20.4/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 94 points (6.7/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.3-4.7.

Coach: Lou Rymkus (10-4-0)

Stadium: Jeppesen Stadium
 Training Camp: University of Houston (Houston, Texas)


Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB George Blanda 33 11 11 169 for 363, 2,413 yards, 24 td, 22 int, & 16 rushes for 16 yards and 4 td Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
HB Billy Cannon 23 Rook 0 152 rushes for 644 yards, 1 td, & 15 catches for 187 yards and 5 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1960
FB Dave Smith+ 23 Rook 14 154 rushes for 643 yards, 5 td, & 22 catches for 216 yards and 2 td Green Bay Packers / 21st / 241st pick / 1959
WR Bill Groman 24 Rook 0 72 catches for 1,473 yards, 12 td
WR Charley Hennigan 25 Rook 0 44 catches for 722 yards, 6 td
TE John Carson 30 6 0 45 catches for 604 yards, 4 td Cleveland Browns / 15th / 179th pick / 1953
LT Al Jamison+ 23 Rook 0
LG Bob Talamini 21 Rook 0
C George Belotti 26 Rook 0 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 87th pick / 1957
RG Hogan Wharton 25 Rook 0 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 131st pick / 1958
RT Rich Michael 22 Rook 0
 Defensive Starters
LDE Dalva Allen 25 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 23rd / 267th pick / 1957
LDT Orville Trask 26 Rook 0 Chicago Cardinals / 24th / 282nd pick / 1956
RDT Jerry Helluin 31 8 0 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 38th pick / 1951
RDE Don Floyd 22 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1960
LLB Doug Cline 22 Rook 0 New York Giants / 14th / 168th pick / 1960
MLB Dennit Morris 24 2 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 18th / 215th pick / 1958
RLB Mike Dukes 24 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1959
LCB Jim Norton 22 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
RCB Mark Johnston+ 22 Rook 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Bobby Gordon 25 2 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 63rd pick / 1958
RS Julian Spence 31 4 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blanda 33 11 11 15 of 33 field goals & 46 of 47 extra points Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
P Charlie Milstead 23 Rook 0 66 punts for a 35.8 average, 0 blocked Washington Redskins / 14th / 160th pick / 1960
PR Ken Hall 25 1 0 6 punt returns for a 12.0 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 14th / 165th pick / 1958
KR Ken Hall 25 1 0 19 kick returns for a 31.3 average and 1 td Baltimore Colts / 14th / 165th pick / 1958

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
76 Dalva Allen 25 LDE 14 0 245 6-4 Houston 1/13/1935 Rook 7 Los Angeles Rams / 23rd / 267th pick / 1957
84 Jack Atchason 24 2 0 215 6-4 West. Illinois 11/16/1936 Rook 0
40 Tony Banfield 23 11 0 185 6-1 Oklahoma St. 12/18/1937 Rook 4
57 George Belotti 26 C 14 0 250 6-4 USC 11/29/1934 Rook 6 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 87th pick / 1957
16 George Blanda 33 K 14 11 215 6-2 Kentucky 9/17/1927 11 11 Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
47 Don Brown 23 3 0 205 6-1 Houston 10/20/1937 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 20th pick / 1959
20 Billy Cannon 23 HB 14 0 207 6-1 LSU 8/2/1937 Rook 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1960
82 John Carson 30 TE 14 0 202 6-3 Georgia 1/31/1930 6 6 Cleveland Browns / 15th / 179th pick / 1953
31 Doug Cline 22 LLB 14 0 230 6-2 Clemson 3/22/1938 Rook 7 New York Giants / 14th / 168th pick / 1960
71 Pete Davidson 23 1 0 255 6-5 The Citadel 1/25/1937 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 165th pick / 1959
30 Mike Dukes 24 RLB 11 0 235 6-3 Clemson 3/16/1936 Rook 7 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1959
75 Don Floyd 22 RDE 14 0 245 6-3 TCU 7/10/1938 Rook 6 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1960
47 Bobby Gordon 25 LS 13 0 195 6-0 Tennessee 12/7/1935 2 6 Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 63rd pick / 1958
65 Gary Greaves 25 7 0 235 6-3 Miami (FL) 10/28/1935 Rook 3
89 Bill Groman 24 WR 14 0 194 6-0 Heidelberg 7/17/1936 Rook 16
21 Ken Hall 25 KR 11 0 205 6-1 Texas A&M 12/13/1935 1 2 Baltimore Colts / 14th / 165th pick / 1958
72 Jerry Helluin 31 RDT 14 0 272 6-2 Tulane 8/8/1929 8 6 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 38th pick / 1951
37 Charley Hennigan 25 WR 11 0 187 6-1 LSU,NW State (LA) 3/19/1935 Rook 8
70 Al Jamison+ 23 LT 14 0 250 6-5 Colgate 5/11/1937 Rook 11
41 Mark Johnston+ 22 RCB 14 0 203 6-0 Northwestern 3/4/1938 Rook 15
34 Charlie Kendall 25 14 0 165 6-2 UCLA 1/4/1935 Rook 4
73 Dan Lanphear 22 14 0 230 6-2 Wisconsin 1/24/1938 Rook 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 90th pick / 1960
15 Jacky Lee 21 qb 14 3 189 6-1 Cincinnati 7/11/1939 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 61st pick / 1960
22 Joe Majors 24 1 0 190 6-1 Florida St. 12/25/1936 Rook 2
60 Jim McCanless 24 1 0 240 6-2 Clemson 1/1/1936 Rook 3
62 Wahoo McDaniel 22 7 0 235 6-1 Oklahoma 6/19/1938 Rook 3
77 Rich Michael 22 RT 10 0 242 6-3 Ohio St. 11/15/1938 Rook 6
12 Charlie Milstead 23 P 14 0 190 6-2 Texas A&M 11/21/1937 Rook 0 Washington Redskins / 14th / 160th pick / 1960
50 Dennit Morris 24 MLB 14 0 228 6-1 Oklahoma 4/15/1936 2 8 San Francisco 49ers / 18th / 215th pick / 1958
78 Ron Morrison 22 1 0 250 6-4 New Mexico 9/10/1938 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 73rd pick / 1960
43 Jim Norton 22 LCB 13 0 190 6-3 Idaho 10/20/1938 Rook 6 Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
56 Phil Perlo 25 7 0 220 6-0 Maryland 12/6/1935 Rook 3
53 Hugh Pitts 26 12 0 223 6-2 TCU 4/8/1934 4 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1956
74 George Shirkey 24 14 0 260 6-4 S.F. Austin 8/20/1936 Rook 4 San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 191st pick / 1958
51 John Simerson 25 14 0 257 6-3 Purdue 4/20/1935 3 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 22nd / 254th pick / 1957
32 Dave Smith+ 23 FB 14 14 210 6-1 Ripon 3/23/1937 Rook 8 Green Bay Packers / 21st / 241st pick / 1959
24 Julian Spence 31 RS 14 0 170 5-11 Sam Houston St. 5/5/1929 4 6
61 Bob Talamini 21 LG 14 0 255 6-1 Kentucky 1/8/1939 Rook 6
44 Charley Tolar 23 14 0 199 5-6 NW State (LA) 9/5/1937 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 27th / 319th pick / 1959
79 Orville Trask 26 LDT 14 0 260 6-4 Rice 12/3/1934 Rook 6 Chicago Cardinals / 24th / 282nd pick / 1956
64 Fred Wallner 32 7 0 231 6-2 Notre Dame 4/28/1928 9 3 Chicago Cardinals / 20th / 235th pick / 1951
63 Hogan Wharton 25 RG 14 0 250 6-2 Houston 12/13/1935 Rook 6 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 131st pick / 1958
33 Bob White 22 6 0 220 6-2 Ohio St. 8/22/1938 Rook 0 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 91st pick / 1960
86 John White 25 4 0 230 6-3 Texas Southern 10/9/1935 Rook 0
88 Al Witcher 24 14 0 200 6-1 Baylor 9/28/1936 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 13th / 152nd pick / 1959
80 James Yeats 24 1 0 245 6-4 Florida 1/21/1936 Rook 0
Team Total 24.5 14 221.9 6-1.9 1.1