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1962 Houston Oilers

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11-3-0, Finished 1st in AFL East Division  · 1962 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.3, Offense: 4.1, Defense: 3.2, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 387 points (27.6/g), 2nd of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 270 points (19.3/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 117 points (8.4/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 9.8-4.2.

Coach: Pop Ivy (11-3-0)

Stadium: Jeppesen Stadium
 Training Camp: Ellington Air Force Base (Webster, Texas)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB George Blanda* 35 13 14 197 for 418, 2,810 yards, 27 td, 42 int, & 3 rushes for 6 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
HB Billy Cannon 25 2 0 147 rushes for 474 yards, 7 td, & 32 catches for 451 yards and 6 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1960
FB Charley Tolar* 25 2 0 244 rushes for 1,012 yards, 7 td, & 30 catches for 251 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 27th / 319th pick / 1959
WR Willard Dewveall* 26 3 0 33 catches for 576 yards, 5 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 18th pick / 1958
WR Charley Hennigan*+ 27 2 0 54 catches for 867 yards, 8 td
TE Bob McLeod 24 1 0 33 catches for 578 yards, 6 td Houston Oilers / 12th / 96th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 13th / 173rd pick / 1961
LT Al Jamison*+ 25 2 0
LG Bob Talamini* 23 2 0
C Bob Schmidt* 26 3 0 Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 159th pick / 1958
RG Hogan Wharton 27 2 0 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 131st pick / 1958
RT Rich Michael* 24 2 0
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gary Cutsinger 22 Rook 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1962
Green Bay Packers / 7th / 98th pick / 1962
LDT Ed Culpepper 28 4 0 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 101st pick / 1955
RDT Ed Husmann*+ 31 9 0 Chicago Cardinals / 9th / 99th pick / 1953
RDE Don Floyd*+ 24 2 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1960
LLB Doug Cline 24 2 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 14th / 168th pick / 1960
MLB Gene Babb 28 5 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 19th / 224th pick / 1957
RLB Mike Dukes 26 2 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1959
LCB Tony Banfield*+ 25 2 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Mark Johnston 24 2 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Jim Norton* 24 2 0 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
RS Fred Glick* 25 3 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 23rd / 266th pick / 1959
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blanda* 35 13 14 11 of 26 field goals & 48 of 49 extra points Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
P Jim Norton* 24 2 0 56 punts for a 41.0 average, 1 blocked Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
PR Bobby Jancik 22 Rook 0 14 punt returns for a 8.3 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 19th / 151st pick / 1962
KR Bobby Jancik 22 Rook 0 24 kick returns for a 30.2 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 19th / 151st pick / 1962

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
33 Gene Babb 28 MLB 14 0 216 6-3 Austin 12/27/1934 5 8 San Francisco 49ers / 19th / 224th pick / 1957
40 Tony Banfield*+ 25 LCB 14 14 185 6-1 Oklahoma St. 12/18/1937 2 15
16 George Blanda* 35 K 14 14 215 6-2 Kentucky 9/17/1927 13 10 Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
20 Billy Cannon 25 HB 14 0 207 6-1 LSU 8/2/1937 2 9 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1960
31 Doug Cline 24 LLB 14 0 230 6-2 Clemson 3/22/1938 2 11 New York Giants / 14th / 168th pick / 1960
78 Ed Culpepper 28 LDT 14 0 255 6-1 Alabama 1/21/1934 4 7 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 101st pick / 1955
80 Gary Cutsinger 22 LDE 14 0 245 6-5 Oklahoma St. 2/4/1940 Rook 8 Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1962
Green Bay Packers / 7th / 98th pick / 1962
88 Willard Dewveall* 26 WR 14 0 224 6-4 SMU 4/29/1936 3 6 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 18th pick / 1958
30 Mike Dukes 26 RLB 14 0 235 6-3 Clemson 3/16/1936 2 8 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1959
75 Don Floyd*+ 24 RDE 14 0 245 6-3 TCU 7/10/1938 2 15 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1960
28 Charley Frazier 23 14 0 190 6-0 Texas Southern 8/12/1939 Rook 2
55 John Frongillo 23 14 0 255 6-3 Baylor 10/12/1939 Rook 3 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 28th / 224th pick / 1961
27 Fred Glick* 25 RS 14 0 195 6-1 Colorado St. 2/25/1937 3 8 Chicago Cardinals / 23rd / 266th pick / 1959
35 Tom Goode 24 14 0 245 6-3 Mississippi St. 12/1/1938 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 17th / 234th pick / 1961
89 Bill Groman 26 14 0 194 6-0 Heidelberg 7/17/1936 2 4
87 Charley Hennigan*+ 27 WR 14 0 187 6-1 LSU,NW State (LA) 3/19/1935 2 9
73 Bill Herchman 29 12 0 246 6-2 Texas Tech 3/10/1933 6 4 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 26th pick / 1956
82 Ed Husmann*+ 31 RDT 14 0 245 6-2 Nebraska 8/6/1931 9 13 Chicago Cardinals / 9th / 99th pick / 1953
70 Al Jamison*+ 25 LT 14 0 250 6-5 Colgate 5/11/1937 2 9
23 Bobby Jancik 22 KR 14 0 178 5-11 Lamar 2/9/1940 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 19th / 151st pick / 1962
41 Mark Johnston 24 RCB 14 0 203 6-0 Northwestern 3/4/1938 2 7
72 Bob Kelly 22 6 0 270 6-2 New Mexico St. 8/18/1940 1 2 Houston Oilers / 22nd / 176th pick / 1961
84 Dan Lanphear 24 de 2 2 230 6-2 Wisconsin 1/24/1938 2 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 90th pick / 1960
15 Jacky Lee 23 14 0 189 6-1 Cincinnati 7/11/1939 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 61st pick / 1960
84 Ron McDole 23 4 0 265 6-4 Nebraska 9/9/1939 1 3 Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
81 Bob McLeod 24 TE 14 0 240 6-4 Abilene Christian 11/10/1938 1 6 Houston Oilers / 12th / 96th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 13th / 173rd pick / 1961
77 Rich Michael* 24 RT 14 0 242 6-3 Ohio St. 11/15/1938 2 6
84 Bill Miller 26 4 0 270 6-4 New Mex. Highlands 11/17/1936 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 17th / 135th pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 21st / 245th pick / 1958
43 Jim Norton* 24 LS 14 0 190 6-3 Idaho 10/20/1938 2 13 Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
45 Larry Onesti 24 4 0 195 6-0 Northwestern 11/12/1938 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 9th / 71st pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 8th / 110th pick / 1962
52 Bob Schmidt* 26 C 14 0 248 6-4 Minnesota 7/9/1936 3 8 Chicago Cardinals / 14th / 159th pick / 1958
32 Dave Smith 25 14 0 210 6-1 Ripon 3/23/1937 2 3 Green Bay Packers / 21st / 241st pick / 1959
22 Bob Suci 23 6 0 185 5-10 Michigan St. 4/7/1939 Rook 3
76 Walt Suggs 23 14 0 260 6-5 Mississippi St. 5/15/1939 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1961
61 Bob Talamini* 23 LG 14 0 255 6-1 Kentucky 1/8/1939 2 6
44 Charley Tolar* 25 FB 14 0 199 5-6 NW State (LA) 9/5/1937 2 11 Pittsburgh Steelers / 27th / 319th pick / 1959
86 Bucky Wegener 23 4 0 245 5-10 Missouri 10/31/1939 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 16th / 215th pick / 1962
63 Hogan Wharton 27 RG 14 0 250 6-2 Houston 12/13/1935 2 5 San Francisco 49ers / 11th / 131st pick / 1958
Team Total 25.0 14 226.0 6-1.8 2.2