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1961 Dallas Texans (AFL) 2nd place Western Division 6-8-0 .429
Head Coach: Hank Stram
Assistant CoachTom Catlin
Assistant CoachEd Hughes
Offensive LineBill Walsh
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1961HNew York Titans39-28WDallas, TXP.C. Cobb Stadium20500
Sat8/12/1961HDenver Broncos31-13WMidland, TXMidland High School Stadium10000
Fri8/18/1961ABuffalo Bills35-26WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium11166
Fri8/25/1961HDenver Broncos29-27WFort Worth, TXFarrington Field21710
Sun9/3/1961ASan Diego Chargers10-31LSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium15232
Sun9/10/1961HSan Diego Chargers10-26LDallas, TXCotton Bowl24500
Sun9/24/1961AOakland Raiders42-35WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park6737
Sun10/1/1961HHouston Oilers26-21WDallas, TXCotton Bowl28000
Sun10/8/1961ADenver Broncos19-12WDenver, COBears Stadium14500
Sun10/15/1961ABuffalo Bills24-27LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium20678
Sun10/22/1961AHouston Oilers7-38LHouston, TXJeppesen Stadium23228
Sun10/29/1961HBoston Patriots17-18LDallas, TXCotton Bowl20500
Fri11/3/1961ABoston Patriots21-28LBoston, MABoston University Field25063
Sun11/12/1961HBuffalo Bills20-30LDallas, TXCotton Bowl15000
Sun11/19/1961ASan Diego Chargers14-24LSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium33788
Sun11/26/1961HOakland Raiders43-11WDallas, TXCotton Bowl14500
Sun12/3/1961ANew York Titans7-28LNew York, NYPolo Grounds14117
Sun12/10/1961HDenver Broncos49-21WDallas, TXCotton Bowl8000
Sun12/17/1961HNew York Titans35-24WDallas, TXCotton Bowl12500
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
3Ben AgajanianK6'019542Compton CC; New Mexico30
82Charlie BarnesOE6'523024Arkansas; Louisiana-Monroe4
81Max BoydstonTE6'221029Oklahoma11
87Mel BranchRDE6'223124Louisiana State14
88Chris BurfordSE6'321123Stanford14
61John CadwellOG6'123022Oregon State4
71Ray CollinsRDT5'1123834Louisiana State13
74Jerry CornelisonROT6'325025Southern Methodist14
19Cotton DavidsonQB-P6'018230Baylor1412
79Charlie DiamondLOT-ROT6'224925Miami (Florida)14
32Bo DickinsonFB6'221826Southern Mississippi14
15Randy DuncanQB6'018524Iowa142
18Don FlynnLS6'020327Houston6
62Sid FournetLOG6'023529Louisiana State14
65Jon GilliamC6'223823Texas A&M-Commerce1414
45Dave GraysonDB5'1018422San Diego CC; Oregon13
54Ted GreeneLLB6'123029Tampa14
14Tom GreeneQB6'119023Holy Cross1
28Abner HaynesHB6'018824North Texas14
69Sherrill HeadrickMLB6'222324Texas Christian14
55E.J. HolubLLB-RLB6'423123Texas Tech14
40Paul HynesDB6'121022Louisiana Tech1
26Frank JacksonFL-HB6'118722Southern Methodist14
89Luther JeraldsRDE-LDE6'323523North Carolina Central9
32Jack JohnsonDB6'319828Miami (Florida)1
44Ed KelleyRCB6'219528Texas13
64Billy KrisherROG6'123326Oklahoma14
75Jerry MaysLDE-RDT6'425022Southern Methodist14
86Paul MillerLDE6'222631Louisiana State14
76Walt NapierDT6'427528Paul Quinn6
25Doyle NixLS6'119128Southern Methodist11
33Billy PricerFB5'1020827Oklahoma6
60Al ReynoldsLOG-ROG6'323823Tarkio14
42Johnny RobinsonFL6'020023Louisiana State14
72Paul RochesterLDT6'225423Michigan State14
80Tony RomeoTE6'222523Florida State14
30Jack SpikesFB-K6'222123Texas Christian6
35Smokey StoverRLB6'022923Louisiana-Monroe14
63Marv TerrellLOG6'123623Mississippi3
77Jim TyrerLOT6'628322Ohio State14
21Dave WebsterRS6'421724Prairie View A&M14
48Duane WoodLCB6'119624Oklahoma State14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
E.J. Holub12CTexas Tech
Bob Lilly214TTexas Christian
Jim Tyrer322TOhio State
Claude Moorman428EDuke
Jerry Mays538TSouthern Methodist
Fred Arbanas753EMichigan State
John O'Day862TMiami (Florida)
Dick Mills969TPittsburgh
Jerry Daniels1078EMississippi
Marvin Tibbets1185HBGeorgia Tech
Paul Hynes1294HBLouisiana Tech
Glynn Gregory13101HBSouthern Methodist
Curtis McClinton14110HBKansasFuture
Ed Nutting15114TGeorgia Techfrom BOS
Roy Lee Rambo15117GTexas Christian
Aaron Thomas16126EOregon State
Jarrell Williams17133HBArkansas
Ronnie Hartline18142FBOklahoma
Frank Jackson19149HBSouthern Methodist
Bobby Lane20158EBaylorFuture
Dick Thornton21165QBNorthwesternFuture
Ed Sharockman22174HBPittsburgh
Lou Zivkovich23181TNew Mexico StateFuture
Pat Dye24190GGeorgia
Ray Ramsey25197QBAdams State
Danny House26206HBDavidson
Bob Schloredt27213QBWashington
Bill Stine28222GMichigan
Lonnie Caddell29229FBRiceFuture
Ced Price30238EKansas State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals77878783
Opponents Totals3612741139
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2471121221389874.50
Opponents Totals238891292062619
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Abner Haynes13000000078
Jack Spikes5101471.41141330.8054
Johnny Robinson7000000042
Bo Dickinson5002200034
Chris Burford5000000030
Frank Jackson5000000030
Cotton Davidson12020100.000020.0026
Ben Agajanian077100.0003933.3016
Sherrill Headrick2000000012
Max Boydston100000006
Dave Grayson100000006
Randy Duncan000010000
Team Totals45374190.23472429.20334
Opponents Totals44373897.423123138.70343
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Ben Agajanian3933.30/12/20/40/11/1
Cotton Davidson020.00/10/00/00/10/0
Jack Spikes41330.82/52/40/00/40/0
Team Totals72429.22/74/60/40/61/1
Opponents Totals123138.72/2/4/3/1/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Abner Haynes1798414.7599
Frank Jackson653865.949t3
Jack Spikes393348.6745
Bo Dickinson712633.7653
Johnny Robinson522003.8452
Cotton Davidson211235.9401
Randy Duncan5428.4190
Billy Pricer5132.650
Jon Gilliam1-6-6.0-60
Chris Burford1-13-13.0-130
Team Totals43921835.07423
Opponents Totals41015253.787t18
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Cotton Davidson33015145.815624457.416.271175.2237.059.2
Randy Duncan672537.3393615.414.411.534.541.9
Frank Jackson2150.0094.59.0900.0150.022.9
Team Totals39917744.419528157.115.971184.5276.824239257655.3
Opponents Totals43921949.919520774.79.580204.6255.734300177754.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Chris Burford5185016.7545
Johnny Robinson3560117.2715
Abner Haynes3455816.469t3
Bo Dickinson1420914.948t2
Frank Jackson1317113.252t2
Max Boydston1216713.9241
Jack Spikes813617.0460
Tony Romeo78912.7200
Billy Pricer22110.5110
Charlie Barnes11313.0130
Team Totals177281515.97118
Opponents Totals21920779.58020
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Webster55010.0150
Duane Wood4317.8310
Dave Grayson39933.099t1
Doyle Nix35819.3250
Smokey Stover34515.0360
Sherrill Headrick28944.556Lt2
Don Flynn294.590
Ted Greene13030.0300
Jerry Mays177.070
E.J. Holub100.000
Team Totals2541816.799t3
Opponents Totals2742415.71
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Cotton Davidson61247940.6621216
Team Totals62247940.062121639.9
Opponents Totals63262541.71219
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Abner Haynes1919610.3440
Sherrill Headrick252.550
Johnny Robinson242.030
Frank Jackson122.020
Paul Miller100.000
Team Totals252078.3440
Opponents Totals2021610.80
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Grayson1645328.3730
Frank Jackson2464526.9530
Abner Haynes827033.888t1
Paul Hynes12727.0270
Jon Gilliam12323.0230
Billy Pricer11919.0190
Smokey Stover11515.0150
Jerry Mays11313.0130
Team Totals53146527.688t1
Opponents Totals65124919.21
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Charlie Barnes10
Chris Burford10
Cotton Davidson70
Randy Duncan30
Abner Haynes110
Frank Jackson30
Jerry Mays10
Paul Miller1550
Johnny Robinson10
Jack Spikes10
Team Totals32181418320
Opponents Totals31181318313
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