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Houston Oilers

1961 Houston Oilers Statistics

American Football League (AFL)
Team Record: 10-3-1
Finished 1st in the AFL's East Division

Postseason: 1-0

Coach: Wally Lemm (9-0)

Coach: Lou Rymkus (1-3-1)

1961 Houston Oilers Roster
1961 Houston Oilers Game-by-Game Results

The Houston Oilers of the American Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 10 wins and 3 losses and 1 tie, finishing first in the AFL's East Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 1-0. Wally Lemm and Lou Rymkus coached the team.


Passing:

PlayerAttCompComp %YdsYds/AttTDsTD %IntsInt %LongSackedYds LostRating
George Blanda36218751.733309.2369.9226.180 91.3
Jacky Lee1276652.012059.5129.464.780 96.7
Dave Smith2150.03316.500.000.033 95.8
Charley Tolar100.000.000.000.039.6
Bill Groman100.000.000.000.039.6
Billy Cannon500.000.000.0120.00.0
Totals49825451.045689.2489.6295.880 00
Opponents49321243.023914.8132.6336.7

Rushing:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Billy Cannon2009484.761 6
Charley Tolar1575773.728 4
Dave Smith602584.321 2
Claude King12504.217 2
Jacky Lee8364.50
Ken Hall7131.90
George Blanda7121.70
Bill Groman122.01
Totals45218964.261 15
Opponents36516344.517

Receiving:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Charley Hennigan82174621.380 12
Bill Groman50117523.580 17
Billy Cannon4358613.678 9
Charley Tolar242199.132 1
Bob McLeod1417212.318 2
John White1323818.349 1
Willard Dewveall1220016.766 3
Dave Smith1013113.137 1
Claude King38327.744 1
Ken Hall12020.020 1
Julian Spence11414.014 0
George Blanda1-16-16.0-16 0
Totals254456818.080 48
Opponents21223914.813

Kicking:

PlayerXPAXPMXP %FGAFGMFG %Pts.
George Blanda656498.5261661.5112
Charlie Milstead11100.00.01
Totals666598.5261661.5113
Opponents262284.624625.040

Punting:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.Long
Jim Norton48195240.763
Ken Hall823829.850
Totals56219039.163
Opponents81329740.7

Punt Returns:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Billy Cannon9707.820 0
Claude King7324.610 0
Ken Hall210.50
Dave Smith11515.015 0
Totals191186.220 0
Opponents200.0 0

Kick Returns:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Billy Cannon1843924.447 0
Claude King819023.841 0
Ken Hall614023.333 0
Mike Dukes45714.323 0
Charley Tolar24221.022 0
Doug Cline12424.024 0
Jack Laraway12222.022 0
Bob McLeod11313.013 0
Hogan Wharton188.00
Dave Smith155.00
Totals4394021.947 0
Opponents66148122.4 1

Interceptions:

PlayerNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
Jim Norton915016.736 0
Tony Banfield813617.058 0
Mark Johnston45914.827 0
Fred Glick4287.011 0
Charlie Milstead22512.522 0
Dennit Morris13131.031 0
Jack Laraway13030.030 0
Doug Cline12424.024 0
Julian Spence12323.023 0
Orville Trask11717.017 0
Mike Dukes155.00
Totals3352816.058 0
Opponents290.0 

Defense and Fumbles:

TacklesFumblesKicks
PlayerTackleSoloAssistTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
George Blanda3000
Billy Cannon5000
Doug Cline02
Claude King2000
Jacky Lee30000
Dave Smith3000
Charley Tolar3000
Totals00000001900200
Opponents3115

Total Scoring:

TouchdownsOtherTotal
PlayerRushRecPuntKickIntFumOtherFGXP2 PtSafPoints
Doug Cline0020114
Charlie Milstead0011
Bob McLeod20012
Dave Smith2100018
Charley Tolar410030
John White106
Claude King2100018
Charley Hennigan12072
Willard Dewveall3018
Billy Cannon6900090
Bill Groman1170108
Ken Hall010006
George Blanda0001664112
Mark Johnston016
Totals154800021166501511
Opponents171301622242