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1966 Houston Oilers

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3-11-0, Finished 4th in AFL East Division  · 1966 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.8, Offense: 2.1, Defense: -6.9, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 335 points (23.9/g), 3rd of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 396 points (28.3/g), 9th.
 Differential of -61 points (-4.4/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 5.6-8.4.

Coach: Wally Lemm (3-11-0)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB George Blanda 39 17 8 122 for 271, 1,764 yards, 17 td, 21 int, & 3 rushes for 1 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
HB Ode Burrell 27 2 0 122 rushes for 406 yards, 0 td, & 33 catches for 400 yards and 5 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 36th pick / 1964
FB Charley Tolar 29 6 0 46 rushes for 105 yards, 0 td, & 13 catches for 68 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 27th / 319th pick / 1959
WR Charley Frazier* 27 4 0 57 catches for 1,129 yards, 12 td
WR Charley Hennigan 31 6 0 27 catches for 313 yards, 3 td
TE Bob McLeod 28 5 0 23 catches for 339 yards, 3 td Houston Oilers / 12th / 96th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 13th / 173rd pick / 1961
LT Walt Suggs 27 4 0 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1961
LG Bob Talamini* 27 6 0
C Bobby Maples 24 1 0 Houston Oilers / 4th / 26th pick / 1965
Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 41st pick / 1965
RG Sonny Bishop 27 4 0 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 88th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 249th pick / 1962
RT Glen Ray Hines 23 Rook 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 82nd pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gary Cutsinger 26 4 0 Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1962
Green Bay Packers / 7th / 98th pick / 1962
LDT Pat Holmes 26 Rook 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 40th pick / 1962
RDT Ernie Ladd 28 5 0 Chicago Bears / 4th / 48th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 119th pick / 1961
RDE Don Floyd 28 6 0 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1960
LLB Johnny Baker 25 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 37th pick / 1963
Houston Oilers / 7th / 54th pick / 1963
MLB Doug Cline 28 6 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 14th / 168th pick / 1960
RLB John Meyer 24 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 110th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 15th / 120th pick / 1965
LCB Theophile Viltz 23 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 18th / 241st pick / 1964
RCB W.K. Hicks* 24 2 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Fred Glick 29 7 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 23rd / 266th pick / 1959
RS Jim Norton 28 6 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K George Blanda 39 17 8 16 of 30 field goals & 39 of 40 extra points Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
P Jim Norton 28 6 0 69 punts for a 42.1 average, 0 blocked Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
PR Bobby Jancik 26 4 0 10 punt returns for a 6.2 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 19th / 151st pick / 1962
KR Bobby Jancik 26 4 0 34 kick returns for a 25.7 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)
73 George Allen 22 9 0 270 6-7 West Texas A&M 4/4/1944 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 4th / 28th pick / 1966
Dallas Cowboys / 17th / 250th pick / 1966
70 Scott Appleton 24 14 0 260 6-3 Texas 2/20/1942 2 2 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 4th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1964
84 Johnny Baker 25 LLB 14 0 230 6-3 Mississippi St. 3/15/1941 3 5 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 37th pick / 1963
Houston Oilers / 7th / 54th pick / 1963
66 Sonny Bishop 27 RG 14 0 245 6-2 Fresno St. 10/1/1939 4 7 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 88th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 249th pick / 1962
16 George Blanda 39 K 14 8 215 6-2 Kentucky 9/17/1927 17 10 Chicago Bears / 12th / 119th pick / 1949
42 Sid Blanks 26 14 0 200 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 4/29/1940 2 5 Houston Oilers / 5th / 38th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1964
52 Garland Boyette 26 14 0 238 6-1 Grambling St. 3/22/1940 4 2
85 Danny Brabham 25 3 0 235 6-4 Arkansas 2/25/1941 3 2 Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 30th pick / 1963
25 Ode Burrell 27 HB 14 0 190 6-0 Mississippi St. 9/15/1939 2 8 Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 36th pick / 1964
53 John Carrell 24 6 0 227 6-3 Texas Tech 12/19/1942 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 15th / 199th pick / 1965
51 Ronnie Caveness 23 14 0 225 6-1 Arkansas 3/6/1943 1 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 16th pick / 1965
Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 121st pick / 1965
31 Doug Cline 28 MLB 9 0 230 6-2 Clemson 3/22/1938 6 5 New York Giants / 14th / 168th pick / 1960
80 Gary Cutsinger 26 LDE 14 0 245 6-5 Oklahoma St. 2/4/1940 4 4 Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1962
Green Bay Packers / 7th / 98th pick / 1962
26 Larry Elkins 23 14 0 192 6-1 Baylor 7/28/1943 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1965
Green Bay Packers / 1st / 10th pick / 1965
75 Don Floyd 28 RDE 6 0 245 6-3 TCU 7/10/1938 6 4 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1960
28 Charley Frazier* 27 WR 14 0 190 6-0 Texas Southern 8/12/1939 4 13
55 John Frongillo 27 14 0 255 6-3 Baylor 10/12/1939 4 4 Cleveland Browns / 8th / 111th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 28th / 224th pick / 1961
27 Fred Glick 29 LS 10 0 195 6-1 Colorado St. 2/25/1937 7 5 Chicago Cardinals / 23rd / 266th pick / 1959
32 Hoyle Granger 22 11 0 225 6-1 Mississippi St. 3/7/1944 Rook 5 Houston Oilers / 5th / 37th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 4th / 63rd pick / 1966
62 Jim Hayes 26 14 0 263 6-4 Jackson St. 11/26/1940 1 2
87 Charley Hennigan 31 WR 14 0 187 6-1 LSU,NW State (LA) 3/19/1935 6 4
33 W.K. Hicks* 24 RCB 14 0 195 6-1 Texas Southern 7/14/1942 2 8
78 Glen Ray Hines 23 RT 14 9 265 6-5 Arkansas 10/26/1943 Rook 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 82nd pick / 1965
79 Pat Holmes 26 LDT 14 14 255 6-5 Texas Tech 8/3/1940 Rook 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 40th pick / 1962
11 Buddy Humphrey 31 qb 6 1 198 6-1 Baylor 9/29/1935 7 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1959
23 Bobby Jancik 26 KR 14 0 178 5-11 Lamar 2/9/1940 4 0 Houston Oilers / 19th / 151st pick / 1962
35 John Henry Johnson 37 14 0 210 6-2 St. Mary's (CA),Arizona St. 11/24/1929 12 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1953
99 Ernie Ladd 28 RDT 14 0 290 6-9 Grambling St. 11/28/1938 5 4 Chicago Bears / 4th / 48th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 119th pick / 1961
15 Jacky Lee 27 8 0 189 6-1 Cincinnati 7/11/1939 6 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 61st pick / 1960
50 Bobby Maples 24 C 13 0 250 6-3 Baylor 12/28/1942 1 7 Houston Oilers / 4th / 26th pick / 1965
Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 41st pick / 1965
81 Bob McLeod 28 TE 14 0 240 6-4 Abilene Christian 11/10/1938 5 4 Houston Oilers / 12th / 96th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 13th / 173rd pick / 1961
54 John Meyer 24 RLB 14 0 225 6-1 Notre Dame 2/20/1942 Rook 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 110th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 15th / 120th pick / 1965
77 Rich Michael 28 14 0 242 6-3 Ohio St. 11/15/1938 6 4
43 Jim Norton 28 P 14 0 190 6-3 Idaho 10/20/1938 6 8 Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
30 Bernie Parrish 30 11 0 194 5-11 Florida 4/29/1936 7 3 Cleveland Browns / 9th / 108th pick / 1958
88 Bob Poole 25 14 0 225 6-4 Clemson 10/5/1941 2 2 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 102nd pick / 1964
72 George Rice 22 5 0 260 6-3 LSU 6/10/1944 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 3rd / 21st pick / 1966
82 Ed Scrutchins 25 4 0 260 6-3 Toledo 7/28/1941 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 15th / 198th pick / 1963
36 Donnie Stone 29 5 0 205 6-1 Arkansas 1/5/1937 5 0 Chicago Bears / 21st / 249th pick / 1959
76 Walt Suggs 27 LT 14 0 260 6-5 Mississippi St. 5/15/1939 4 7 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1961
40 Mickey Sutton 23 5 0 190 6-0 Auburn 7/17/1943 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 7th / 90th pick / 1965
61 Bob Talamini* 27 LG 14 0 255 6-1 Kentucky 1/8/1939 6 9
44 Charley Tolar 29 FB 14 0 199 5-6 NW State (LA) 9/5/1937 6 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 27th / 319th pick / 1959
47 Allen Trammel 24 3 0 190 6-0 Florida 7/19/1942 Rook 2
10 Don Trull 25 qb 14 5 195 6-1 Baylor 10/20/1941 2 7 Houston Oilers / 14th / 111th pick / 1963
Baltimore Colts / 9th / 117th pick / 1963
56 Olen Underwood 24 11 0 220 6-1 Texas 5/25/1942 1 2 New York Giants / 14th / 183rd pick / 1965
34 Theophile Viltz 23 LCB 14 0 190 6-2 USC 4/20/1943 Rook 5 Dallas Cowboys / 18th / 241st pick / 1964
67 John Wittenborn 30 14 0 238 6-2 SE Missouri St. 3/1/1936 8 4 San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1958
Team Total 26.5 14 224.4 6-2.1 3.6