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1961 Boston Patriots (AFL) 2nd place Eastern Division 9-4-1 .692
Head Coach: Lou Saban (2-3); Mike Holovak (7-1-1)
Assistant CoachJoe Collier
Assistant CoachMike Holovak
Assistant CoachRed Miller
Assistant CoachJerry Smith
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Thu8/10/1961HNew York Titans14-3LBoston, MABoston University Field15387
Sat8/19/1961NNew York Titans7-17LPhiladelphia, PAPhiladelphia Stadium15387
Fri8/25/1961HBuffalo Bills28-10WProvidence, RIMount Pleasant Stadium4762
Fri9/1/1961ABuffalo Bills15-12WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium4762
Sat9/9/1961HNew York Titans20-21LBoston, MABoston University Field16683
Sat9/16/1961HDenver Broncos45-17WBoston, MABoston University Field14479
Sat9/23/1961ABuffalo Bills23-21WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium21504
Sun10/1/1961ANew York Titans30-37LNew York, NYPolo Grounds15189
Sat10/7/1961HSan Diego Chargers27-38LBoston, MABoston University Field17748
Fri10/13/1961HHouston Oilers31-31TBoston, MABoston University Field15070
Sun10/22/1961HBuffalo Bills52-21WBoston, MABoston University Field9398
Sun10/29/1961ADallas Texans18-17WDallas, TXCotton Bowl20500
Fri11/3/1961HDallas Texans28-21WBoston, MABoston University Field25063
Sun11/12/1961AHouston Oilers15-27LHouston, TXJeppesen Stadium35649
Fri11/17/1961HOakland Raiders20-17WBoston, MABoston University Field18169
Sun12/3/1961ADenver Broncos28-24WDenver, COBears Stadium9303
Sat12/9/1961AOakland Raiders35-21WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park6500
Sun12/17/1961ASan Diego Chargers41-0WSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium21339
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
53Tommy AddisonLLB6'222525South Carolina14
65Houston AntwineROG-LOT-LOG6'026522Southern Illinois14
41Walter BeachRCB6'018426Central Michigan12
33Fred BruneyRS5'1018430Ohio State14
22Ron BurtonHB5'1019025Northwestern14
20Gino CappellettiFL-K6'019027Minnesota14
81Jim ColcloughFL6'018525Boston College14
30Jim CrawfordFB-TE-HB6'120326Wyoming10
54Walt CudzikC6'223129Purdue14
89Bob DeeLDE6'324828Holy Cross1414
74Jerry DeLuccaROT6'224925Tennessee; Middle Tennessee State14
72Larry EisenhauerRDE6'524721Boston College14
40Larry GarronHB6'019924Western Illinois14
70Milt GrahamOT6'623527Colgate3
23Ronnie HallLS6'019024Missouri Valley9
79Jim Lee HuntRDT5'1124923Prairie View A&M14
83Harry JacobsMLB6'222824Bradley9
73Harry JagielskiLDT6'025730Indiana5
24Joe JohnsonTE6'019532Boston College6
86Bill KimberTE6'219225Florida State4
62Dick KleinLDT6'425527Georgia; Iowa10
63Chuck LeoLOG6'023827Indiana14
67Paul LindquistDT6'326522New Hampshire2
76Charlie LongLOT6'324723Tennessee-Chattanooga14
32Billy LottFB-HB6'020327Mississippi14
60Rommie LouddRLB6'222728Los Angeles Valley JC; UCLA13
61LeRoy MooreDE6'023126Fort Valley State14
25Ross O'HanleyLS6'018322Boston College7
15Babe ParilliQB6'119032Kentucky14
Willis PerkinsOG6'024027Texas Southern1
23Ray RatkowskiFL6'019522Notre Dame1
51Frank RobottiLB6'022022Boston College12
46Al RomineDB6'219129North Alabama1
64Tony SardiscoLOG6'222629Tulane13
44Ger SchwedesDB6'120523Syracuse5
34Chuck ShontaRCB6'019624Eastern Michigan8
75John SimersonLOT-C6'325726Purdue10
42Bob SoltisDB6'220525Minnesota3
11Butch SonginQB6'220537Boston College14
45Tom StephensTE6'120726Syracuse9
34Bobby TownsDB6'018023Georgia2
31Clyde WashingtonLCB-RCB6'020223Purdue14
48Don WebbRCB-LCB5'1019622Iowa State14
24Mel WestHB5'919022Missouri4
50Bob YatesC6'023323Syracuse14
14Tom YewcicHB-QB-SE5'1118529Michigan State14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Tommy Mason14HBTulane
Rip Hawkins211CNorth Carolina
Danny Larose319EMissouri
Mike Zeno427GVirginia Tech
Fran Tarkenton535QBGeorgia
Larry Eisenhauer644TBoston College
Paul Terhes750QBBucknell
Charlie Long859GTennessee-Chattanooga
Roland Lakes966CWichita State
Dickie Mueller1075EKentucky
Mel West1182HBMissouri
Wayne Harris1291CArkansas
Dan Underwood1398TMcNeese State
James Wright14107QBMemphisFuture
George Balthazar16123TTennessee State
Ray Ratkowski17130HBNotre Dame
Tom Rodgers18139HBKentucky
Joe Bellino19146HBNavy
Clarence Childs20155HBFlorida A&M
Don Oakes21162GVirginia Tech
Bob Johnson22171EMichigan
Darrel DeDecker23178CIllinois
Don Webb24187HBIowa State
Bob Minihane25194TBoston University
Charlie Granger26202TSouthern University
Terry Huxhold27210TWisconsin
Bryant Harvard28219QBAuburn
Ernie McMillan29226TIllinois
George Hultz30235TSouthern MississippiFuture
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals989811899
Opponents Totals4510951108
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals238931202564659
Opponents Totals243721512067661
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Gino Cappelletti8485096.000173253.10147
Billy Lott11000000066
Jim Colclough9000000054
Larry Garron6000000036
Babe Parilli5001100032
Don Webb4000000024
Ron Burton3000000018
Tom Stephens3000000018
Joe Johnson100000006
LeRoy Moore100000006
Tom Yewcic100000006
Butch Songin000010000
Team Totals52485096.012173253.10413
Opponents Totals414040100.00192339.10313
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Gino Cappelletti173253.13/33/79/142/80/0
Team Totals173253.13/33/79/142/80/0
Opponents Totals92339.14/44/71/40/60/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Lott1004614.6385
Larry Garron693895.685t2
Ron Burton822603.2432
Babe Parilli381834.8245
Jim Crawford411483.6340
Mel West26903.5310
Tom Yewcic11514.6131
Butch Songin8394.9110
Jim Colclough33712.3160
Ger Schwedes10141.450
Clyde Washington133.030
Team Totals38916754.385t15
Opponents Totals35010413.0299
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Babe Parilli19810452.58513146.612.653136.694.576.5
Butch Songin2129846.210514296.714.658t146.694.273.0
Tom Yewcic8337.53253.18.318t112.5225.046.4
Gino Cappelletti11100.002727.027.027t1100.000.0158.3
Ron Burton100.0000.000.01100.00.0
Team Totals42020649.019327956.713.658t296.9215.033256253972.9
Opponents Totals47924150.321634907.314.575t275.6224.644408308274.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Gino Cappelletti4576817.1538
Jim Colclough4275718.058t9
Billy Lott3233310.4476
Larry Garron2434114.251t3
Tom Stephens191869.8312
Ron Burton131158.8450
Jim Crawford9859.4250
Joe Johnson9829.1211
Tom Yewcic6569.3460
Mel West5428.4180
Ger Schwedes12121.0210
Chuck Shonta199.090
Team Totals206279513.658t29
Opponents Totals241349014.575t27
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Don Webb515330.6592
Clyde Washington44511.3330
Tommy Addison4174.3100
Fred Bruney22010.0120
Frank Robotti2189.0110
Ronnie Hall2126.0120
Walter Beach13737.0370
Rommie Loudd11212.0120
Chuck Shonta11212.0120
Team Totals2232614.8592
Opponents Totals211989.4381
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Tom Yewcic62240638.8640245
Team Totals62240638.864024534.9
Opponents Totals71288740.7702288
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Fred Bruney231094.7110
Ron Burton812816.0620
Walter Beach12121.0210
Billy Lott188.080
Team Totals332668.1620
Opponents Totals1524516.3551
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Garron1643827.489t1
Ron Burton1540126.791t1
Mel West719127.3370
Charlie Long4246.0110
Walter Beach23819.0200
Don Webb12121.0210
Ray Ratkowski11717.0170
Tom Stephens166.060
Walt Cudzik100.000
Ger Schwedes100.000
Team Totals49113623.291t2
Opponents Totals53125523.790t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ron Burton30
Gino Cappelletti10
Jim Colclough10
Jim Crawford10
Bob Dee550
Larry Garron50
Billy Lott30
Babe Parilli20
Ray Ratkowski10
Ger Schwedes20
Butch Songin40
Clyde Washington10
Mel West10
Team Totals2491520352
Opponents Totals3620169251
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