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1961 Washington Redskins

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1-12-1, Finished 7th in NFL East Division  · 1961 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -15.7, Offense: -9.2, Defense: -6.5, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 174 points (12.4/g), 14th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 392 points (28.0/g), 13th.
 Differential of -218 points (-15.6/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 1.8-12.2.

Coach: Bill McPeak (1-12-1)

Stadium: District of Columbia Stadium
 Training Camp: Occidental College (Los Angeles, 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 Norm Snead 22 Rook 14 172 for 375, 2,337 yards, 11 td, 22 int, & 34 rushes for 47 yards and 3 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 5th / 35th pick / 1961
FB Don Bosseler 25 4 0 77 rushes for 220 yards, 2 td, & 16 catches for 94 yards and 1 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 9th pick / 1957
LH Sam Horner 23 1 11 96 rushes for 275 yards, 0 td, & 10 catches for 113 yards and 1 td Washington Redskins / 2nd / 21st pick / 1960
RH Dick James* 27 5 0 71 rushes for 374 yards, 3 td, & 20 catches for 298 yards and 2 td Washington Redskins / 8th / 94th pick / 1956
SE Bill Anderson 25 3 0 40 catches for 637 yards, 0 td, & 3 rushes for 5 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 3rd / 31st pick / 1958
TE Fred Dugan 28 3 0 53 catches for 817 yards, 4 td San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 80th pick / 1957
LT Riley Mattson 23 Rook 14 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 11th / 143rd pick / 1961
LG Ray Lemek* 27 4 0 Washington Redskins / 19th / 227th pick / 1956
C Jim Schrader* 29 7 0 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 20th pick / 1954
RG Vince Promuto 23 1 14 Washington Redskins / 4th / 48th pick / 1960
RT Fran O'Brien 25 2 14 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 35th pick / 1959
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Paluck 26 5 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 2nd / 24th pick / 1956
LDT Bob Toneff* 31 9 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1952
RDT Joe Rutgens 22 Rook 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 1st / 3rd pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 1st / 4th pick / 1961
RDE Andy Stynchula 22 1 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1960
LLB Roy Wilkins 28 3 6 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1957
MLB Fred Hageman 24 Rook 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 8th / 96th pick / 1960
RLB Rod Breedlove 23 1 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 35th pick / 1960
LCB Joe Krakoski 24 Rook 8 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 6th / 72nd pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 18th / 140th pick / 1961
RCB Jim Steffen 25 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 13th / 149th pick / 1959
LS Jim Kerr 22 Rook 12 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 7th / 87th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 19th / 149th pick / 1961
RS Dale Hackbart 23 1 11 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K John Aveni 26 2 0 5 of 28 field goals & 21 of 23 extra points Chicago Bears / 27th / 321st pick / 1959
P Sam Horner 23 1 11 63 punts for a 38.2 average, 0 blocked Washington Redskins / 2nd / 21st pick / 1960
PR Dick James* 27 5 0 12 punt returns for a 7.5 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 8th / 94th pick / 1956
KR Dick James* 27 5 0 21 kick returns for a 29.4 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 8th / 94th pick / 1956

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
42 Bill Anderson 25 SE 14 0 211 6-3 Tennessee 7/16/1936 3 5 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 31st pick / 1958
89 John Aveni 26 K 14 0 212 6-3 Indiana 3/17/1935 2 -2 Chicago Bears / 27th / 321st pick / 1959
56 Ed Beatty 29 5 0 229 6-3 Mississippi 4/6/1932 6 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1954
31 Don Bosseler 25 FB 12 0 212 6-1 Miami (FL) 1/24/1936 4 2 Washington Redskins / 1st / 9th pick / 1957
63 Rod Breedlove 23 RLB 11 0 230 6-2 Maryland 3/10/1938 1 6 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 35th pick / 1960
85 Gene Cronin 28 14 0 229 6-2 Pacific 11/20/1933 5 3 Detroit Lions / 7th / 74th pick / 1956
22 Jim Crotty 23 5 0 190 6-1 Notre Dame 3/31/1938 1 2 Washington Redskins / 12th / 136th pick / 1960
30 Jim Cunningham 22 14 0 224 6-0 Pittsburgh 3/11/1939 Rook 2 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 39th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 14th / 109th pick / 1961
67 Bernie Darre 22 12 0 230 6-2 Tulane 11/8/1939 Rook 2 Washington Redskins / 15th / 172nd pick / 1960
87 Fred Dugan 28 TE 13 0 205 6-3 Dayton 5/12/1933 3 6 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 80th pick / 1957
46 Dale Hackbart 23 RS 12 11 210 6-3 Wisconsin 7/21/1938 1 5 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1960
50 Fred Hageman 24 MLB 13 13 242 6-5 Arkansas,Kansas 6/30/1937 Rook 6 New York Giants / 8th / 96th pick / 1960
82 Pat Heenan 23 1 0 191 6-2 Notre Dame 3/1/1938 1 2
40 Sam Horner 23 LH 14 11 198 6-0 VMI 3/4/1938 1 3 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 21st pick / 1960
15 George Izo 24 5 0 218 6-4 Notre Dame 9/20/1937 1 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1960
47 Dick James* 27 KR 14 0 179 5-9 Oregon 5/22/1934 5 4 Washington Redskins / 8th / 94th pick / 1956
80 Steve Junker 26 11 0 217 6-3 Xavier (OH) 5/22/1935 4 1 Detroit Lions / 4th / 48th pick / 1957
43 Jim Kerr 22 LS 13 12 195 6-0 Penn St. 7/23/1939 Rook 5 Washington Redskins / 7th / 87th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 19th / 149th pick / 1961
25 Joe Krakoski 24 LCB 11 8 195 6-2 Illinois 12/18/1937 Rook 3 Washington Redskins / 6th / 72nd pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 18th / 140th pick / 1961
88 Dick Lasse 26 14 0 222 6-2 Syracuse 11/13/1935 3 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 68th pick / 1958
78 Don Lawrence 24 11 0 245 6-1 Notre Dame 6/4/1937 2 3 Washington Redskins / 7th / 76th pick / 1959
70 Ray Lemek* 27 LG 14 0 238 6-0 Notre Dame 6/28/1934 4 5 Washington Redskins / 19th / 227th pick / 1956
81 Lew Luce 23 2 0 187 6-1 Penn St. 4/3/1938 Rook 0
73 Riley Mattson 23 LT 14 14 252 6-4 Oregon 12/18/1938 Rook 4 Washington Redskins / 11th / 143rd pick / 1961
61 Fran O'Brien 25 RT 14 14 253 6-1 Michigan St. 4/17/1936 2 4 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 35th pick / 1959
84 Tom Osborne 24 14 0 190 6-3 Hastings 2/23/1937 1 2 San Francisco 49ers / 19th / 222nd pick / 1959
86 John Paluck 26 LDE 13 0 241 6-2 Pittsburgh 5/23/1935 5 6 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 24th pick / 1956
65 Vince Promuto 23 RG 14 14 245 6-1 Holy Cross 6/8/1938 1 4 Washington Redskins / 4th / 48th pick / 1960
72 Joe Rutgens 22 RDT 14 13 255 6-2 Illinois 1/26/1939 Rook 6 Washington Redskins / 1st / 3rd pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 1st / 4th pick / 1961
21 Doyle Schick 22 5 0 205 6-1 Kansas 2/23/1939 Rook 2 Washington Redskins / 14th / 185th pick / 1961
51 Jim Schrader* 29 C 14 0 244 6-2 Notre Dame 6/27/1932 7 5 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 20th pick / 1954
48 Ben Scotti 24 14 0 185 6-1 Maryland 6/9/1937 2 2
16 Norm Snead 22 QB 14 14 215 6-4 Wake Forest 7/31/1939 Rook 6 Washington Redskins / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
Buffalo Bills / 5th / 35th pick / 1961
26 Mike Sommer 27 2 0 190 5-11 George Washington 10/9/1934 3 0 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 16th pick / 1958
41 Jim Steffen 25 RCB 6 0 195 6-0 Occidental,UCLA 5/1/1936 2 4 Detroit Lions / 13th / 149th pick / 1959
71 Andy Stynchula 22 RDE 14 14 252 6-3 Penn St. 1/7/1939 1 6 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 28th pick / 1960
79 Bob Toneff* 31 LDT 14 14 260 6-2 Notre Dame 6/23/1930 9 8 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1952
66 Bob Whitlow 25 8 0 236 6-2 Indiana,Arizona 2/15/1936 1 2
83 Roy Wilkins 28 LLB 14 6 224 6-3 Georgia 12/26/1933 3 3 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1957
32 Jim Wulff 25 8 0 184 5-10 Michigan St. 3/22/1936 1 2 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 72nd pick / 1958
Team Total 24.8 14 218.4 6-1.7 2.1