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1961 Oakland Raiders

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2-12-0, Finished 4th in AFL West Division  · 1961 AFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -13.8, Offense: -6.5, Defense: -7.3, SoS: 2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 237 points (16.9/g), 8th of 8 in the AFL. Allowed 458 points (32.7/g), 8th.
 Differential of -221 points (-15.8/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 2.4-11.6.

Coach: Eddie Erdelatz (0-2-0) and Marty Feldman (2-10-0)

Stadium: Candlestick Park
 Training Camp: Santa Cruz High School (Santa Cruz, California)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Tom Flores 24 1 14 190 for 366, 2,176 yards, 15 td, 19 int, & 23 rushes for 36 yards and 1 td
HB Wayne Crow 23 1 0 119 rushes for 490 yards, 2 td, & 17 catches for 105 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 85th pick / 1960
FB Alan Miller* 24 1 0 85 rushes for 255 yards, 3 td, & 36 catches for 315 yards and 4 td Philadelphia Eagles / 19th / 219th pick / 1959
FL Bob Coolbaugh 22 Rook 0 32 catches for 435 yards, 4 td Oakland Raiders / 15th / 116th pick / 1961
Washington Redskins / 12th / 157th pick / 1961
SE Charlie Hardy 28 1 0 24 catches for 337 yards, 4 td
TE Doug Asad 23 1 0 42 catches for 592 yards, 2 td
LT Ron Sabal 25 1 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 19th / 220th pick / 1958
LG Willie Smith 24 1 0 Chicago Bears / 8th / 94th pick / 1959
C Jim Otto*+ 23 1 0
RG Wayne Hawkins 23 1 0
RT Jack Stone 25 1 0
 Defensive Starters
LDE Gary Finneran 27 1 0
LDT Bob Voight Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 18th / 239th pick / 1961
RDT Hal Smith 26 1 0 Chicago Cardinals / 18th / 214th pick / 1957
RDE Charley Powell 29 9 0
LLB Bob Dougherty 29 4 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 20th / 238th pick / 1954
MLB Tom Louderback 28 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 10th / 111th pick / 1955
RLB Riley Morris 27 1 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Fred Williamson* 24 1 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RCB Bob Garner 1 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LS Joe Cannavino 26 1 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 16th / 185th pick / 1957
RS Alex Bravo 31 4 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 106th pick / 1954
 Special Teams Starters
K George Fleming 23 Rook 0 11 of 26 field goals & 24 of 25 extra points Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 12th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 6th / 76th pick / 1961
P Wayne Crow 23 1 0 63 punts for a 41.5 average, 2 blocked St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 85th pick / 1960
PR Clem Daniels 24 1 0 5 punt returns for a 6.8 average and 0 td
KR George Fleming 23 Rook 0 29 kick returns for a 20.3 average and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 12th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 6th / 76th pick / 1961

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
83 Doug Asad 23 TE 14 0 205 6-2 Northwestern 8/27/1938 1 5
53 Al Bansavage 23 14 0 220 6-2 The Citadel,USC 1/9/1938 1 2 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 71st pick / 1960
47 Alex Bravo 31 RS 14 0 190 6-0 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 7/27/1930 4 4 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 106th pick / 1954
73 Jim Brewington 22 14 0 280 6-6 North Carolina Central 2/25/1939 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 17th / 236th pick / 1961
86 Jerry Burch 22 14 0 195 6-1 Georgia Tech 12/13/1939 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 71st pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 13th / 100th pick / 1961
27 Joe Cannavino 26 LS 14 0 185 5-11 Ohio St. 1/20/1935 1 5 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 185th pick / 1957
43 Bob Coolbaugh 22 FL 14 0 200 6-4 Richmond 7/5/1939 Rook 4 Oakland Raiders / 15th / 116th pick / 1961
Washington Redskins / 12th / 157th pick / 1961
22 Wayne Crow 23 HB 14 0 205 6-1 California 5/5/1938 1 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 85th pick / 1960
36 Clem Daniels 24 PR 8 0 220 6-1 Prairie View 7/9/1937 1 3
44 Bob Dougherty 29 LLB 14 0 240 6-1 Cincinnati,Kentucky 4/20/1932 4 4 Los Angeles Rams / 20th / 238th pick / 1954
80 George Fields 1 0 245 6-3 Bakersfield JC 1 1
76 Gary Finneran 27 LDE 13 0 240 6-3 USC 2/23/1934 1 4
21 George Fleming 23 K 14 0 188 5-11 Washington 6/29/1938 Rook 6 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 12th pick / 1961
Chicago Bears / 6th / 76th pick / 1961
15 Tom Flores 24 QB 14 14 202 6-1 Pacific 3/21/1937 1 7
20 Charley Fuller 22 14 0 175 5-11 San Francisco St. 1/22/1939 Rook 4 Oakland Raiders / 19th / 148th pick / 1961
San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 220th pick / 1961
28 Bob Garner RCB 13 0 189 5-10 Fresno St. 1 4
82 Charlie Hardy 28 SE 14 0 183 6-0 San Jose St. 11/7/1933 1 3
29 John Harris 28 14 0 195 6-1 Santa Monica College (CA) 5/7/1933 1 2
65 Wayne Hawkins 23 RG 14 0 240 6-0 Pacific 6/17/1938 1 5
70 Harry Jagielski 30 8 0 257 6-0 Indiana 12/25/1931 5 2 Washington Redskins / 7th / 80th pick / 1954
88 Jon Jelacic 25 4 0 250 6-3 Minnesota 12/19/1936 3 1 Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1958
32 Jim Jones 26 1 0 204 6-1 Washington 5/6/1935 3 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 30th pick / 1958
35 Walt Kowalczyk 26 4 0 208 6-0 Michigan St. 4/17/1935 3 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 6th pick / 1958
23 Jack Larscheid 28 2 0 162 5-6 Pacific 5/10/1933 1 0
60 Tom Louderback 28 MLB 14 0 235 6-2 San Jose St. 3/5/1933 3 4 Washington Redskins / 10th / 111th pick / 1955
37 Alan Miller* 24 FB 14 0 219 6-0 Boston Col. 6/19/1937 1 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 19th / 219th pick / 1959
55 Riley Morris 27 RLB 14 0 230 6-2 Florida A&M 3/22/1934 1 4
00 Jim Otto*+ 23 C 14 0 255 6-2 Miami (FL) 1/5/1938 1 9
12 Nick Papac 26 14 0 190 5-11 California,Fresno St. 5/18/1935 Rook 1
79 Volney Peters 33 12 0 237 6-4 USC 1/1/1928 9 2 Chicago Cardinals / 13th / 151st pick / 1951
87 Charley Powell 29 RDE 14 0 226 6-3 none 4/4/1932 9 4
71 Cliff Roberts 10 0 260 6-3 Illinois Rook 2 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 47th pick / 1961
61 Herb Roedel 22 14 0 230 6-3 Marquette 3/30/1939 Rook 2
64 Ron Sabal 25 LT 14 0 245 6-3 Purdue 7/23/1936 1 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 19th / 220th pick / 1958
72 Hal Smith 26 RDT 8 0 250 6-5 UCLA 10/3/1935 1 3 Chicago Cardinals / 18th / 214th pick / 1957
63 Willie Smith 24 LG 14 0 255 6-3 Michigan 11/1/1937 1 5 Chicago Bears / 8th / 94th pick / 1959
75 Jack Stone 25 RT 14 0 245 6-2 Oregon 7/28/1936 1 5
78 Bob Voight LDT 14 0 265 6-5 Los Angeles St. Rook 4 Minnesota Vikings / 18th / 239th pick / 1961
24 Fred Williamson* 24 LCB 14 0 219 6-3 Northwestern 3/5/1937 1 6
Team Total 22.8 14 221.5 6-1.5 1.6