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1961 Denver Broncos (AFL) 3rd place Western Division 3-11-0 .214
Head Coach: Frank Filchock
Assistant CoachKen Carpenter
LineDale Dodrill
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/12/1961ADallas Texans13-31LMidland, TXMidland High School Stadium10000
Sat8/19/1961NOakland Raiders48-21WSpokane, WAMemorial Stadium6500
Fri8/25/1961ADallas Texans27-29LFort Worth, TXFarrington Field21710
Sat9/1/1961AHouston Oilers10-42LMobile, ALLadd Memorial Stadium10087
Mon9/4/1961AOakland Raiders12-49LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park6300
Sun9/10/1961ABuffalo Bills22-10WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium16636
Sat9/16/1961ABoston Patriots17-45LBoston, MABoston University Field14479
Sun9/24/1961ANew York Titans28-35LNew York, NYPolo Grounds14381
Sun10/1/1961AOakland Raiders19-33LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park8361
Sun10/8/1961HDallas Texans12-19LDenver, COBears Stadium14500
Sun10/15/1961HOakland Raiders27-24WDenver, COBears Stadium11129
Sun10/22/1961HNew York Titans27-10WDenver, COBears Stadium12508
Sun10/29/1961ASan Diego Chargers0-37LSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium32584
Sun11/5/1961HHouston Oilers14-55LDenver, COBears Stadium11564
Sun11/12/1961HSan Diego Chargers16-19LDenver, COBears Stadium7859
Sun11/19/1961HBuffalo Bills10-23LDenver, COBears Stadium7642
Sun11/26/1961AHouston Oilers14-45LHouston, TXJeppesen Stadium27874
Sun12/3/1961HBoston Patriots24-28LDenver, COBears Stadium9303
Sun12/10/1961ADallas Texans21-49LDallas, TXCotton Bowl8000
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
60Ken Adamson606'222223Notre Dame14
22Buddy Allen225'1119324Oakland JC; Utah State1
22Dave Ames226'018524Richmond7
52Jim Barton526'525027Marshall14
33Fred Bukaty335'1119525Kansas14
40Al Carmichael406'119233Santa Ana JC; Southern California6
66John Cash666'223525Allen14
75Eldon Danenhauer756'424226Pittsburg State14
62Jim Eifrid626'024023Colorado State1
40Dale Evans406'321022Kansas State5
42Al Frazier425'1118026Florida A&M14
61Chuck Gavin616'024328Tennessee State8
23Goose Gonsoulin236'320923Baylor14
63Buzz Guy636'324825Duke9
71Art Hauser716'023732Xavier (Ohio)14
16George Herring166'220027Jones County JC; Southern Mississippi14
84Jack Hill846'118529Utah State14
74Gordy Holz746'426428Minnesota14
53Bob Hudson536'422531Clemson14
73Bob Konovsky736'224627Wisconsin13
50Pat Lamberti506'222524Richmond7
77Carl Larpenter776'424025Texas14
76Jack Mattox766'424023Fresno State8
54Wahoo McDaniel546'023523Oklahoma14
64Bud McFadin646'326033Texas14
45Jim McMillin455'1119022Diablo Valley JC; Colorado State14
41Bob McNamara416'018930Minnesota14
21Gene Mingo216'119923none10
51Mike Nichols516'323023Arkansas-Pine Bluff14
15Phil Nugent156'219522Tulane12
88Gene Prebola886'322023Boston University14
83Johnny Pyeatt836'320428none3
76Leo Reed766'326021Colorado State4
68Bill Roehnelt686'122725Bradley4
35Jimmy Sears355'1018330El Camino JC; Southern California2
67Jacki Simpson676'022525Mississippi6
20Dan Smith205'1018026Northeastern State4
62Jerry Stalcup626'023023Wisconsin8
36Jim Stinnette366'123023Oregon State14
34Donnie Stone346'220524Arkansas14
72Jerry Sturm726'325725Illinois14
87Lionel Taylor876'221526New Mexico Highlands14
20Jerry Traynham205'1019022Southern California2
18Frank Tripucka186'219234Notre Dame14
28Joe Young286'223528Marquette; Arizona6
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Bob Gaiters15HBNew Mexico State
Jerry Hill212HBWyoming
Bo Strange320CLouisiana State
Sonny Davis426EBaylorfrom NYT
Ron McDole428TNebraska
Charlie Cowan536ENew Mexico Highlands
Dale Evans643HBKansas State
Pat Patchen749EFlorida
Phil Nugent965QBTulane
Charley Sturgeon1073HBKentucky
John Simko1181EAugustana (South Dakota)
Jerry Miller1289EHoward Payne
Ron Greene1397GWashington State
Bill Cooper14105FBMuskingum
Willie Crafts15113GTexas A&M-Kingsville
Jim Larkin16121THillsdale
Chuck Weiss17129FBColorado
Chick Graning18137HBGeorgia TechFuture
John Hobbs19145GMaryland-Eastern Shore
Buck McLeod20153TBaylor
Jim Morgan21161HBIowa State
Tommy Hackler22169ETennessee Tech
Tom Jewell23177TIdaho State
E.A. Sims24185ENew Mexico State
Pete Samms25193TCentral Oklahoma
Sammy Smith26201HBNorth Alabama
Don Olson27209HBNebraska
Wayne Lee28217GNorthern Colorado
Archie Cobb29225TNebraskaFuture
Dale Mills30233HBTruman State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals523437128
Opponents Totals7514395119
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals219661272660560
Opponents Totals233831272398799
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Al Frazier8001100050
Donnie Stone8000000048
Fred Bukaty5001200032
Gene Mingo21111100.00031030.0032
Jack Hill01616100.00051533.3031
Lionel Taylor4000000024
George Herring2000000012
Gene Prebola100110008
Chuck Gavin100000006
Jim Stinnette100000006
Frank Tripucka000010000
(Team)000000012
Team Totals322727100.03582532.01251
Opponents Totals56515592.700132650.02432
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jack Hill51533.32/32/51/10/50/1
Gene Mingo31030.01/11/21/30/20/2
Team Totals82532.01/11/21/30/20/2
Opponents Totals132650.06/1/3/2/1/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Donnie Stone1275054.0344
Fred Bukaty761872.545t5
Dave Ames191146.0260
Al Frazier231104.8430
George Herring15744.9202
Gene Mingo18512.8150
Jerry Sturm8313.990
Al Carmichael15241.680
Jerry Traynham6122.080
Jim Stinnette1880.490
Buddy Allen3-4-1.320
Frank Tripucka4-8-2.000
Team Totals33310913.34511
Opponents Totals43516333.817
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Frank Tripucka34416748.515616904.910.187t102.9216.147.3
George Herring2119344.19611605.512.55452.42210.430.0
Gene Mingo8450.0413617.034.052t225.000.0135.4
Donnie Stone2150.01189.018.018t150.000.0120.8
Al Frazier100.0000.000.01100.00.0
Lionel Taylor200.0100.000.0150.00.0
Team Totals56826546.725830045.311.387183.2457.933284272040.6
Opponents Totals43319444.821330607.115.891t306.9266.033275278566.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Lionel Taylor100117611.852t4
Al Frazier4779917.087t6
Donnie Stone383449.1374
Gene Prebola2934912.0541
Fred Bukaty14946.7130
Jim Stinnette11585.3151
Gene Mingo811013.869t2
Dave Ames6203.390
Al Carmichael5234.6140
Jack Hill4338.3150
Jerry Sturm2-1-0.500
Jerry Traynham1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals265300411.387t18
Opponents Totals194306015.891t30
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Phil Nugent77711.0300
Goose Gonsoulin67612.7380
Jim McMillin55611.2260
Bob McNamara38528.3340
Bob Hudson3165.3130
Jim Stinnette14040.0400
Pat Lamberti155.050
Team Totals2635513.7400
Opponents Totals4581818.25
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
George Herring80314939.4630368
Team Totals80314939.463036839.4
Opponents Totals77314140.80369
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Al Frazier1823112.855Lt1
Al Carmichael7588.3290
Bob McNamara4174.390
Dave Ames2178.5130
Gene Mingo111.010
Team Totals3232410.164t1
Opponents Totals2636814.22
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Al Frazier1850428.090t1
Al Carmichael1631019.4310
Dave Ames1224020.0300
Donnie Stone921523.9760
Gene Mingo412030.0300
Fred Bukaty34113.7200
Goose Gonsoulin13434.0340
Jack Hill12323.0230
Gene Prebola188.080
Jim Stinnette166.060
Team Totals66150122.790t1
Opponents Totals4272017.10
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Buddy Allen10
Dave Ames20
Fred Bukaty30
Al Carmichael40
Al Frazier90
George Herring40
Gene Mingo20
Jim Stinnette10
Donnie Stone30
Jerry Sturm10
Frank Tripucka30
Team Totals40231714310
Opponents Totals25141123341
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