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1961 Los Angeles Rams

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4-10-0, Finished 6th in NFL West Division  · 1961 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.5, Offense: -1.2, Defense: -0.3, SoS: 3.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 263 points (18.8/g), 12th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 333 points (23.8/g), 11th.
 Differential of -70 points (-5.0/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-8.9.

Coach: Bob Waterfield (4-10-0)

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 Training Camp: University of Redlands (Redlands, California)

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 Zeke Bratkowski 30 7 11 124 for 230, 1,547 yards, 8 td, 13 int, & 12 rushes for 36 yards and 3 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 17th pick / 1953
HB Jon Arnett* 26 4 0 158 rushes for 609 yards, 4 td, & 28 catches for 194 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1957
FB Dick Bass 24 1 9 98 rushes for 608 yards, 4 td, & 16 catches for 145 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1959
FL Ollie Matson 31 9 0 29 catches for 537 yards, 3 td, & 24 rushes for 181 yards and 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1952
SE Red Phillips*+ 25 3 0 78 catches for 1,092 yards, 5 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1958
TE Carroll Dale 23 1 0 35 catches for 561 yards, 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 86th pick / 1960
LT Jim Boeke 23 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 217th pick / 1960
LG Charlie Cowan 23 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
C Art Hunter 28 7 0 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1954
RG Roy Hord 27 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 88th pick / 1957
RT Frank Varrichione 29 6 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1955
 Defensive Starters
LDE Deacon Jones 23 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 186th pick / 1961
LDT Urban Henry 26 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 38th pick / 1958
RDT John LoVetere 25 2 0
RDE Lamar Lundy 26 4 0 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 47th pick / 1957
LLB Jack Pardee 25 4 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
MLB Les Richter* 31 7 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
RLB Bill Jobko 26 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1958
LCB Eddie Meador 24 2 0 1 interception, 5 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
RCB Alvin Hall 27 Rook 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LS Lindon Crow 28 6 0 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1955
RS Clendon Thomas 26 3 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 19th pick / 1958
 Special Teams Starters
K Danny Villanueva 24 1 0 13 of 27 field goals & 32 of 32 extra points
P Danny Villanueva 24 1 0 46 punts for a 40.1 average, 0 blocked
PR Jon Arnett* 26 4 0 10 punt returns for a 7.5 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1957
KR Jon Arnett* 26 4 0 25 kick returns for a 26.1 average and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1957

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
25 Duane Allen 24 10 0 225 6-4 Mount San Antonio JC 10/21/1937 Rook 1 Denver Broncos / 33rd / 258th pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 116th pick / 1961
26 Jon Arnett* 26 HB 14 0 197 5-11 USC 4/20/1935 4 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1957
27 Pervis Atkins 26 14 0 230 6-1 San Francisco St.,New Mexico St. 11/24/1935 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 30th pick / 1960
74 John Baker 26 13 0 279 6-6 North Carolina Central 6/10/1935 3 3 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 56th pick / 1958
22 Dick Bass 24 FB 14 9 197 5-10 Pacific 3/15/1937 1 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1959
78 Jim Boeke 23 LT 14 0 255 6-5 Heidelberg 9/11/1938 1 6 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 217th pick / 1960
12 Zeke Bratkowski 30 QB 13 11 210 6-2 Georgia 10/20/1931 7 6 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 17th pick / 1953
17 Charley Britt 23 11 0 180 6-2 Georgia 3/20/1938 1 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 25th pick / 1960
73 Charlie Cowan 23 LG 14 0 264 6-4 New Mex. Highlands 6/19/1938 Rook 6 Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
43 Ross Coyle 24 13 0 195 6-3 Oklahoma 3/23/1937 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 20th / 237th pick / 1959
41 Lindon Crow 28 LS 14 0 195 6-1 USC 4/4/1933 6 6 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1955
81 Carroll Dale 23 TE 14 0 200 6-2 Virginia Tech 4/24/1938 1 6 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 86th pick / 1960
46 Alvin Hall 27 RCB 9 9 198 6-0 none 8/12/1934 Rook 3
62 Willie Hector 22 12 0 220 6-2 Pacific 12/23/1939 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1961
67 Urban Henry 26 LDT 14 0 265 6-4 Georgia Tech 6/7/1935 Rook 5 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 38th pick / 1958
64 Roy Hord 27 RG 14 0 244 6-4 Duke 12/25/1934 1 6 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 88th pick / 1957
56 Art Hunter 28 C 14 0 245 6-4 Notre Dame 4/24/1933 7 6 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1954
57 Bill Jobko 26 RLB 11 0 224 6-2 Ohio St. 10/7/1935 3 5 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1958
75 Deacon Jones 23 LDE 14 0 272 6-5 South Carolina St.,Miss. Valley St. 12/9/1938 Rook 6 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 186th pick / 1961
83 Elbert Kimbrough 23 5 0 196 5-11 Northwestern 3/24/1938 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 4th / 28th pick / 1961
84 Bob Long 27 13 0 232 6-3 UCLA 2/24/1934 6 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1955
76 John LoVetere 25 RDT 13 0 280 6-4 Compton CC (CA) 5/31/1936 2 5
85 Lamar Lundy 26 RDE 14 0 245 6-7 Purdue 4/17/1935 4 5 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 47th pick / 1957
34 Joe Marconi 27 13 0 225 6-2 West Virginia 2/6/1934 5 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1956
33 Ollie Matson 31 FL 14 0 220 6-2 San Francisco 5/1/1930 9 7 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1952
86 Marlin McKeever 21 3 0 235 6-1 USC 1/1/1940 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1961
21 Eddie Meador 24 LCB 14 0 193 5-11 Arkansas Tech 8/10/1937 2 6 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
32 Jack Pardee 25 LLB 13 0 225 6-2 Texas A&M 4/19/1936 4 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
82 Red Phillips*+ 25 SE 14 0 197 6-1 Auburn 2/5/1936 3 12 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1958
48 Les Richter* 31 MLB 14 0 238 6-3 California 10/6/1930 7 8 Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
15 Frank Ryan 25 qb 14 3 199 6-3 Rice 7/12/1936 3 5 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 55th pick / 1958
71 Joe Scibelli 22 14 0 256 6-1 Notre Dame 4/19/1939 Rook 3 New York Titans / 10th / 77th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 130th pick / 1961
77 George Strugar 27 14 0 239 6-5 Washington 4/2/1934 4 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 27th pick / 1957
61 Bruce Tarbox 22 7 0 230 6-2 Syracuse 5/10/1939 Rook 3 New York Giants / 2nd / 25th pick / 1961
35 Clendon Thomas 26 RS 13 0 196 6-2 Oklahoma 12/28/1935 3 5 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 19th pick / 1958
70 Frank Varrichione 29 RT 14 0 234 6-1 Notre Dame 1/14/1932 6 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1955
11 Danny Villanueva 24 K 14 0 200 5-11 New Mexico St. 11/5/1937 1 5
36 Frank Williams 29 2 0 215 6-2 Pepperdine 5/9/1932 Rook 0
24 Tommy Wilson 29 11 0 203 6-0 none 9/1/1932 5 2
Team Total 25.6 14 224.4 6-2.2 2.5