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1967 Houston Oilers

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9-4-1, Finished 1st in AFL East Division  · 1967 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.6, Offense: -5.7, Defense: 8.3, SoS: -1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 258 points (18.4/g), 6th of 9 in the AFL. Allowed 199 points (14.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 59 points (4.2/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 9.1-4.9.

Coach: Wally Lemm (9-4-1)

Stadium: Rice Stadium
 Training Camp: Schreiner Institute (Kerrville, Texas)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Pete Beathard 25 3 9 94 for 229, 1,114 yards, 9 td, 14 int, & 32 rushes for 133 yards and 1 td Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
HB Woody Campbell* 23 Rook 0 110 rushes for 511 yards, 4 td, & 17 catches for 136 yards and 2 td Houston Oilers / 10th / 242nd pick / 1967
FB Hoyle Granger* 23 1 0 236 rushes for 1,194 yards, 6 td, & 31 catches for 300 yards and 3 td Houston Oilers / 5th / 37th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 4th / 63rd pick / 1966
WR Ode Burrell 28 3 0 12 catches for 193 yards, 0 td, & 3 rushes for -3 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 36th pick / 1964
WR Charley Frazier 28 5 0 23 catches for 253 yards, 1 td
TE Alvin Reed 23 Rook 0 11 catches for 144 yards, 1 td
LT Walt Suggs* 28 5 0 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1961
LG Bob Talamini*+ 28 7 0 1 fumble recovered
C Bobby Maples 25 2 0 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 4th / 26th pick / 1965
Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 41st pick / 1965
RG Sonny Bishop 28 5 0 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 88th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 249th pick / 1962
RT Glen Ray Hines 24 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 82nd pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Pat Holmes*+ 27 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 40th pick / 1962
LDT Willie Parker 22 Rook 10 Houston Oilers / 5th / 118th pick / 1967
RDT George Rice 23 1 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 3rd / 21st pick / 1966
RDE Don Floyd 29 7 0 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1960
LLB George Webster*+ 22 Rook 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 5th pick / 1967
MLB Garland Boyette 27 5 0
RLB Olen Underwood 25 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 14th / 183rd pick / 1965
LCB Miller Farr*+ 24 2 0 10 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RCB W.K. Hicks 25 3 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LS Ken Houston 23 Rook 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 9th / 214th pick / 1967
RS Jim Norton* 29 7 0 6 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K John Wittenborn 31 9 0 14 of 28 field goals & 30 of 30 extra points San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1958
P Jim Norton* 29 7 0 71 punts for a 42.6 average, 1 blocked Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
PR Larry Carwell 23 Rook 0 9 punt returns for a 17.1 average and 0 td Houston Oilers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1967
KR Bobby Jancik 27 5 0 16 kick returns for a 21.8 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)
14 Billy Guy Anderson 26 8 0 195 6-1 Tulsa 2/17/1941 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 261st pick / 1965
58 Pete Barnes 22 8 0 239 6-1 Southern 8/31/1945 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 6th / 136th pick / 1967
27 Glenn Bass 28 7 0 202 6-2 East Carolina 4/12/1939 6 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 64th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 23rd / 183rd pick / 1961
11 Pete Beathard 25 QB 10 9 200 6-1 USC 3/7/1942 3 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
66 Sonny Bishop 28 RG 12 0 245 6-2 Fresno St. 10/1/1939 5 5 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 88th pick / 1962
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 249th pick / 1962
42 Sid Blanks 27 13 0 200 6-1 Texas A&M-Kingsville 4/29/1940 3 3 Houston Oilers / 5th / 38th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 3rd / 42nd pick / 1964
52 Garland Boyette 27 MLB 14 0 238 6-1 Grambling St. 3/22/1940 5 7
85 Danny Brabham 26 12 0 235 6-4 Arkansas 2/25/1941 4 4 Houston Oilers / 1st / 6th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 30th pick / 1963
25 Ode Burrell 28 WR 10 0 190 6-0 Mississippi St. 9/15/1939 3 2 Houston Oilers / 4th / 30th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 36th pick / 1964
35 Woody Campbell* 23 HB 14 0 204 5-10 Northwestern 9/26/1944 Rook 6 Houston Oilers / 10th / 242nd pick / 1967
41 Larry Carwell 23 PR 9 0 188 6-1 Iowa St. 8/5/1944 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1967
51 Ronnie Caveness 24 14 0 225 6-1 Arkansas 3/6/1943 2 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 16th pick / 1965
Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 121st pick / 1965
12 Bob Davis 22 qb 2 2 205 6-2 Virginia 9/15/1945 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1967
26 Larry Elkins 24 4 0 192 6-1 Baylor 7/28/1943 1 1 Houston Oilers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1965
Green Bay Packers / 1st / 10th pick / 1965
20 Miller Farr*+ 24 LCB 14 0 190 6-1 Wichita St. 4/8/1943 2 17
75 Don Floyd 29 RDE 12 0 245 6-3 TCU 7/10/1938 7 7 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1960
28 Charley Frazier 28 WR 13 0 190 6-0 Texas Southern 8/12/1939 5 3
32 Hoyle Granger* 23 FB 14 0 225 6-1 Mississippi St. 3/7/1944 1 14 Houston Oilers / 5th / 37th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 4th / 63rd pick / 1966
33 W.K. Hicks 25 RCB 14 0 195 6-1 Texas Southern 7/14/1942 3 7
78 Glen Ray Hines 24 RT 14 0 265 6-5 Arkansas 10/26/1943 1 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 82nd pick / 1965
79 Pat Holmes*+ 27 LDE 14 0 255 6-5 Texas Tech 8/3/1940 1 13 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 40th pick / 1962
36 Roy Hopkins 22 14 0 235 6-1 Texas Southern 2/18/1945 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1967
29 Ken Houston 23 LS 14 0 197 6-3 Prairie View 11/12/1944 Rook 7 Houston Oilers / 9th / 214th pick / 1967
23 Bobby Jancik 27 KR 11 0 178 5-11 Lamar 2/9/1940 5 0 Houston Oilers / 19th / 151st pick / 1962
21 Pete Johns 22 13 0 190 6-2 Tulane 8/14/1945 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 5th / 111th pick / 1967
71 Willie Jones 25 6 0 260 6-1 Kansas St. 5/28/1942 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 271st pick / 1966
99 Ernie Ladd 29 4 0 290 6-9 Grambling St. 11/28/1938 6 3 Chicago Bears / 4th / 48th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 15th / 119th pick / 1961
86 Monte Ledbetter 24 5 0 185 6-2 NW State (LA) 8/13/1943 Rook 1 Houston Oilers / 11th / 95th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 10th / 153rd pick / 1966
15 Jacky Lee 28 qb 4 3 189 6-1 Cincinnati 7/11/1939 7 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 61st pick / 1960
50 Bobby Maples 25 C 14 0 250 6-3 Baylor 12/28/1942 2 8 Houston Oilers / 4th / 26th pick / 1965
Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 41st pick / 1965
62 Ed Marcontell 22 2 0 240 6-0 Lamar 7/10/1945 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 279th pick / 1967
77 Bud Marshall 26 11 0 270 6-4 Baylor,S.F. Austin 9/12/1941 2 3 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 136th pick / 1965
22 Zeke Moore 24 14 0 198 6-3 Lincoln (MO) 12/2/1943 Rook 4 Houston Oilers / 5th / 127th pick / 1967
43 Jim Norton* 29 P 14 0 190 6-3 Idaho 10/20/1938 7 14 Detroit Lions / 7th / 75th pick / 1960
74 Willie Parker 22 LDT 14 10 275 6-3 Ark-Pine Bluff 3/12/1945 Rook 5 Houston Oilers / 5th / 118th pick / 1967
88 Bob Poole 26 14 0 225 6-4 Clemson 10/5/1941 3 1 San Francisco 49ers / 8th / 102nd pick / 1964
89 Alvin Reed 23 TE 14 0 235 6-5 Prairie View 8/1/1944 Rook 2
60 Tom Regner 23 g 14 3 235 6-1 Notre Dame 4/19/1944 Rook 2 Houston Oilers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1967
80 Andy Rice 27 7 0 268 6-2 Texas Southern 9/6/1940 1 3
72 George Rice 23 RDT 14 0 260 6-3 LSU 6/10/1944 1 8 Chicago Bears / 1st / 12th pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 3rd / 21st pick / 1966
70 Carel Stith 22 14 0 270 6-5 Nebraska 5/24/1945 Rook 4 Houston Oilers / 4th / 86th pick / 1967
76 Walt Suggs* 28 LT 14 0 260 6-5 Mississippi St. 5/15/1939 5 8 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1961
61 Bob Talamini*+ 28 LG 14 0 255 6-1 Kentucky 1/8/1939 7 10
87 Lionel Taylor 32 8 0 215 6-2 New Mex. Highlands 8/15/1935 8 3
10 Don Trull 26 3 0 195 6-1 Baylor 10/20/1941 3 0 Houston Oilers / 14th / 111th pick / 1963
Baltimore Colts / 9th / 117th pick / 1963
56 Olen Underwood 25 RLB 14 0 220 6-1 Texas 5/25/1942 2 7 New York Giants / 14th / 183rd pick / 1965
90 George Webster*+ 22 LLB 14 14 220 6-4 Michigan St. 11/25/1945 Rook 13 Houston Oilers / 1st / 5th pick / 1967
67 John Wittenborn 31 K 14 0 238 6-2 SE Missouri St. 3/1/1936 9 4 San Francisco 49ers / 17th / 203rd pick / 1958
Team Total 25.4 14 224.3 6-2.1 2.5