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1965 Houston Oilers

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4-10-0, Finished 4th in AFL East Division  · 1965 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.2, Offense: 1.2, Defense: -9.4, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 298 points (21.3/g), 5th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 429 points (30.6/g), 8th.
 Differential of -131 points (-9.4/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 4.2-9.8.

Coach: Hugh Taylor (4-10-0)

Stadium: Rice Stadium
 Training Camp: Houston Oilers Training Facility (Houston, Texas)

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 George Blanda 38 16 12 186 for 442, 2,542 yards, 20 td, 30 int, & 4 rushes for -6 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
HB Ode Burrell* 26 1 0 130 rushes for 528 yards, 3 td, & 55 catches for 650 yards and 4 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 36th pick / 1964
FB Charley Tolar 28 5 0 73 rushes for 230 yards, 0 td, & 25 catches for 138 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 27th / 319th pick / 1959
WR Charley Frazier 26 3 0 38 catches for 717 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for 10 yards and 0 td
WR Charley Hennigan* 30 5 0 41 catches for 578 yards, 4 td
TE Willie Frazier*+ 23 1 0 37 catches for 521 yards, 8 td
LT Walt Suggs 26 3 0 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1961
LG Bob Talamini*+ 26 5 0
C John Frongillo 26 3 0 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 28th / 224th pick / 1961
RG Sonny Bishop 26 3 0 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 88th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 249th pick / 1962
RT Norm Evans 23 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gary Cutsinger 25 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1962
Green Bay Packers / 7th / 98th pick / 1962
LDT Bud McFadin 37 13 0 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
RDT Ed Husmann 34 12 0 Chicago Cardinals / 9th / 99th pick / 1953
RDE Don Floyd 27 5 0 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1960
LLB Johnny Baker 24 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 37th pick / 1963
Houston Oilers / 7th / 54th pick / 1963
MLB Doug Cline 27 5 0 New York Giants / 14th / 168th pick / 1960
RLB Danny Brabham 24 2 0 Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 30th pick / 1963
LCB Tony Banfield 28 5 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB W.K. Hicks 23 1 0 9 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Jim Norton 27 5 0 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
RS Fred Glick 28 6 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 23rd / 266th pick / 1959
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blanda 38 16 12 11 of 21 field goals & 28 of 28 extra points Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
P Jim Norton 27 5 0 85 punts for a 43.7 average, 1 blocked Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
PR Bobby Jancik 25 3 0 12 punt returns for a 7.1 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 19th / 151st pick / 1962
KR Bobby Jancik 25 3 0 18 kick returns for a 23.9 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 19th / 151st pick / 1962

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
70 Scott Appleton 23 14 0 260 6-3 Texas 2/20/1942 1 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 4th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
84 Johnny Baker 24 LLB 7 0 230 6-3 Mississippi St. 3/15/1941 2 4 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 37th pick / 1963
Houston Oilers / 7th / 54th pick / 1963
40 Tony Banfield 28 LCB 14 0 185 6-1 Oklahoma St. 12/18/1937 5 5
66 Sonny Bishop 26 RG 14 0 245 6-2 Fresno St. 10/1/1939 3 4 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 88th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 249th pick / 1962
16 George Blanda 38 K 14 12 215 6-2 Kentucky 9/17/1927 16 9 Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
85 Danny Brabham 24 RLB 14 0 235 6-4 Arkansas 2/25/1941 2 5 Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 30th pick / 1963
25 Ode Burrell* 26 HB 14 0 190 6-0 Mississippi St. 9/15/1939 1 10 Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 36th pick / 1964
22 B.W. Cheeks 24 2 0 229 6-1 Texas Southern 8/1/1941 Rook 0
31 Doug Cline 27 MLB 14 0 230 6-2 Clemson 3/22/1938 5 5 New York Giants / 14th / 168th pick / 1960
20 Dick Compton 25 3 0 190 6-2 McMurry 4/16/1940 3 1
80 Gary Cutsinger 25 LDE 14 0 245 6-5 Oklahoma St. 2/4/1940 3 5 Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1962
Green Bay Packers / 7th / 98th pick / 1962
88 Bob Evans 23 4 0 250 6-3 Texas A&M 2/9/1942 Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 18th / 142nd pick / 1965
73 Norm Evans 23 RT 14 0 250 6-5 TCU 9/28/1942 Rook 4 Houston Oilers / 14th / 106th pick / 1965
75 Don Floyd 27 RDE 14 0 245 6-3 TCU 7/10/1938 5 5 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1960
28 Charley Frazier 26 WR 12 0 190 6-0 Texas Southern 8/12/1939 3 7
56 Wayne Frazier 26 14 0 245 6-3 Auburn 3/5/1939 3 2 San Diego Chargers / 32nd / 256th pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 16th / 216th pick / 1961
83 Willie Frazier*+ 23 TE 12 0 245 6-4 Ark-Pine Bluff 6/19/1942 1 5
55 John Frongillo 26 C 9 0 255 6-3 Baylor 10/12/1939 3 4 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 28th / 224th pick / 1961
27 Fred Glick 28 RS 14 0 195 6-1 Colorado St. 2/25/1937 6 5 Chicago Cardinals / 23rd / 266th pick / 1959
68 Tom Goode 27 14 0 245 6-3 Mississippi St. 12/1/1938 3 2 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 16th pick / 1961
Detroit Lions / 17th / 234th pick / 1961
62 Jim Hayes 25 14 0 263 6-4 Jackson St. 11/26/1940 Rook 2
87 Charley Hennigan* 30 WR 14 0 187 6-1 LSU,NW State (LA) 3/19/1935 5 6
33 W.K. Hicks 23 RCB 14 0 195 6-1 Texas Southern 7/14/1942 1 10
34 Dalton Hoffman 24 4 0 207 6-0 Baylor 12/23/1941 1 0
Harry Hooligan 27 1 0 225 6-2 Bishop 9/13/1938 Rook 0
82 Ed Husmann 34 RDT 14 0 245 6-2 Nebraska 8/6/1931 12 5 Chicago Cardinals / 9th / 99th pick / 1953
46 Bobby Jackson 25 10 0 238 6-3 New Mexico St. 3/16/1940 3 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 19th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 56th pick / 1962
23 Bobby Jancik 25 KR 14 0 178 5-11 Lamar 2/9/1940 3 3 Houston Oilers / 19th / 151st pick / 1962
47 Pete Jaquess 25 14 0 185 6-0 East. New Mexico 12/25/1940 1 2 Houston Oilers / 20th / 158th pick / 1964
41 Keith Kinderman 25 4 0 221 6-0 Iowa,Florida St. 4/16/1940 2 0 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 18th pick / 1963
Green Bay Packers / 8th / 104th pick / 1963
89 George Kinney 23 1 0 250 6-4 Wiley 11/13/1942 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 9th / 66th pick / 1965
50 Bobby Maples 23 14 0 250 6-3 Baylor 12/28/1942 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 4th / 26th pick / 1965
Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 41st pick / 1965
64 Bud McFadin 37 LDT 12 0 260 6-3 Texas 8/21/1928 13 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
81 Bob McLeod 27 14 0 240 6-4 Abilene Christian 11/10/1938 4 2 Houston Oilers / 12th / 96th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 13th / 173rd pick / 1961
77 Rich Michael 27 14 0 242 6-3 Ohio St. 11/15/1938 5 2
43 Jim Norton 27 LS 14 0 190 6-3 Idaho 10/20/1938 5 9 Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
45 Larry Onesti 27 14 0 195 6-0 Northwestern 11/12/1938 3 2 Houston Oilers / 9th / 71st pick / 1962
Chicago Bears / 8th / 110th pick / 1962
30 Charlie Rieves 26 7 0 218 6-1 Alabama,Houston 1/6/1939 3 2
32 Jack Spikes 28 14 0 210 6-2 TCU 2/5/1937 5 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1960
74 Art Strahan 22 4 0 250 6-5 Texas Southern 7/17/1943 Rook 2
76 Walt Suggs 26 LT 14 0 260 6-5 Mississippi St. 5/15/1939 3 4 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1961
61 Bob Talamini*+ 26 LG 14 0 255 6-1 Kentucky 1/8/1939 5 8
44 Charley Tolar 28 FB 11 0 199 5-6 NW State (LA) 9/5/1937 5 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 27th / 319th pick / 1959
10 Don Trull 24 qb 14 2 195 6-1 Baylor 10/20/1941 1 3 Houston Oilers / 14th / 111th pick / 1963
Baltimore Colts / 9th / 117th pick / 1963
20 Sammy Weir 24 9 0 170 5-9 Arkansas St. 3/18/1941 Rook 0
78 Maxie Williams 25 14 0 250 6-4 SE Louisiana 6/28/1940 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 10th / 74th pick / 1965
67 John Wittenborn 29 14 0 238 6-2 SE Missouri St. 3/1/1936 7 2 San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1958
Team Total 26.2 14 225.3 6-2.0 3.2