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1961 San Diego Chargers (AFL) 1st place Western Division 12-2-0 .857
Head Coach: Sid Gillman
Offensive EndsAl Davis
Defensive BacksJack Faulkner
Offensive LineJoe Madro
Defensive LineChuck Noll
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun8/6/1961HHouston Oilers27-14WSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium15000
Fri8/18/1961NHouston Oilers46-28WHonolulu, HIHonolulu Stadium12826
Sun8/27/1961HOakland Raiders35-7WSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium10436
Sun9/3/1961HDallas Texans31-10WSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium15232
Sun9/10/1961ADallas Texans26-10WDallas, TXCotton Bowl24500
Sun9/17/1961HOakland Raiders44-0WSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium20216
Sun9/24/1961HHouston Oilers34-24WSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium29210
Sat9/30/1961ABuffalo Bills19-11WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium20742
Sat10/7/1961ABoston Patriots38-27WBoston, MABoston University Field17748
Sun10/15/1961ANew York Titans25-10WNew York, NYPolo Grounds25136
Sun10/22/1961AOakland Raiders41-10WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park12014
Sun10/29/1961HDenver Broncos37-0WSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium32584
Sun11/5/1961HNew York Titans48-13WSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium33391
Sun11/12/1961ADenver Broncos19-16WDenver, COBears Stadium7859
Sun11/19/1961HDallas Texans24-14WSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium33788
Sun12/3/1961AHouston Oilers13-33LHouston, TXJeppesen Stadium37845
Sun12/10/1961HBuffalo Bills28-10WSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium24486
Sun12/17/1961HBoston Patriots0-41LSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium21339
Sun12/24/1961HHouston Oilers3-10LSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium29556League Championship
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
50Chuck Allen506'122422Washington9
61Ernie Barnes616'325023North Carolina Central10
57George Belotti576'425027Southern California2
39George Blair395'1119423Mississippi14
87Howard Clark876'220826Tennessee-Chattanooga10
60Sam DeLuca606'224725South Carolina14
17Hunter Enis176'219225Texas Christian13
86Earl Faison866'526322Indiana14
68Orlando Ferrante686'023029Southern California14
41Charlie Flowers416'121524Mississippi14
25Claude Gibson256'119122North Carolina State14
36Dick Harris366'018524McNeese State14
24Luther Hayes246'420222Southern California14
79Billy Hudson796'426726Clemson14
56Emil Karas566'323028Dayton14
15Jack Kemp156'120126Occidental1414
83Dave Kocourek836'523724Wisconsin14
77Ernie Ladd776'930223Grambling State14
53Bob Laraba536'319528Texas-El Paso14
22Keith Lincoln226'221222Washington State14
23Paul Lowe236'020025Compton CC; Oregon State14
89Jacque MacKinnon896'424523Colgate9
84Paul Maguire846'022423The Citadel14
27Charlie McNeil275'1117925Compton CC14
74Ron Mix746'424923Southern California10
80Ron Nery806'623627Kansas State14
88Don Norton886'119023Iowa14
70Sherman Plunkett706'429028Maryland-Eastern Shore12
26Bo Roberson266'119226Cornell14
52Don Rogers526'224525South Carolina14
46Bob Scarpitto465'1119422Notre Dame7
81Maury Schleicher816'323824Penn State14
76Hank Schmidt766'425826East Los Angeles JC; Southern California; Trinity (Texas)14
78Gene Selawski786'425226Purdue8
47Bud Whitehead476'018422Florida State9
75Ernie Wright756'426822Ohio State14
34Bob Zeman346'120224Wisconsin14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Earl Faison17EIndiana
Keith Lincoln216HBWashington State
Marlin McKeever323ESouthern California
Jimmy Johnson432HBUCLA
Billy Kilmer539HB-QBUCLA
Calvin Bird646HBKentuckyfrom DALT
Cliff Roberts648TIllinois
Claude Gibson755HBNorth Carolina State
Charley Johnson864QBNew Mexico State
Bob Scarpitto971HBNotre Dame
Willie Hector1080GPacific
Greg Larson1187CMinnesota
Hez Braxton1296FBVirginia Union
Dale Messer13103FBFresno State
Billy Wilson14112TAuburnFuture
Ernie Ladd15119TGrambling State
Bud Whitehead16128HBFlorida State
Reg Carolan17135EIdahoFuture
Ed Dyas18144FBAuburn
Jack Espenship19151HBFlorida State
Mike Lucci20160CTennesseeFuture
Gene Gaines21167HBUCLA
John Brown22176TSyracuseFuture
Glenn Bass23183HBEast Carolina
Ben Balme24192GYale
Don Coffey25199EMemphisFuture
Bill Kinnune26208GWashington
Luther Hayes27215ESouthern California
Chuck Allen28224GWashington
Dan Ficca29231TSouthern California
Mike McKeever30240GSouthern California
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals801508086
Opponents Totals64564851
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals208811101788682.50
Opponents Totals224791242154501
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
George Blair0424789.40132552.0081
Paul Lowe900000054
Jack Kemp600000036
Don Norton600000036
Dave Kocourek400000024
Bob Laraba31250.00010.0019
Charlie Flowers300000018
Dick Harris300000018
Luther Hayes300000018
Keith Lincoln300000018
Bo Roberson300000018
Hunter Enis200000012
Charlie McNeil200000012
Bob Scarpitto200000012
Chuck Allen10000006
Billy Hudson10000006
Bob Zeman10000006
Claude Gibson00010002
Team Totals52434987.813132650.00396
Opponents Totals27232688.500102343.51219
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
George Blair132748.18/142/51/32/50/0
Team Totals132650.08/142/51/32/50/0
Opponents Totals102343.51/4/2/2/1/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Paul Lowe1757674.487t9
Bo Roberson582754.759t3
Charlie Flowers511773.5113
Keith Lincoln411503.7170
Jack Kemp431052.4236
Hunter Enis16130.892
Bob Laraba551.091
Paul Maguire1-11-11.0-110
Team Totals39014813.887t24
Opponents Totals40113573.474t7
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Jack Kemp36416545.317726867.416.391t154.1226.059.2
Hunter Enis552341.8293656.615.94523.635.554.0
Paul Lowe4250.027017.535.03600.000.095.8
Team Totals42319044.920831217.416.491t174.0255.928274284759.0
Opponents Totals48522446.221227365.612.287t163.34910.142373236335.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Kocourek55105519.276t4
Don Norton4781617.4526
Paul Lowe171036.1170
Charlie Flowers1617510.9310
Luther Hayes1428020.0393
Keith Lincoln1220817.391t2
Howard Clark1118216.5330
Bob Scarpitto916318.153t2
Bo Roberson68113.5240
Jacque MacKinnon35819.3450
Team Totals190312116.491t17
Opponents Totals224273612.287t16
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Charlie McNeil934938.876t2
Bob Zeman88911.1210
Dick Harris714020.056t3
Bob Laraba515130.260t2
Chuck Allen511122.259t1
Claude Gibson5438.6230
Emil Karas3217.0110
Earl Faison2147.080
George Blair242.040
Billy Hudson155.05t1
Paul Maguire122.020
Bud Whitehead100.000
Team Totals4992919.076t9
Opponents Totals2527210.9331
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Paul Maguire62261542.2821415192234337.2
Team Totals63261541.5821415192234337.8
Opponents Totals70280540.1642418
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Claude Gibson1420914.9390
Keith Lincoln715021.457t1
Bob Scarpitto44711.8280
Bob Zeman11212.0120
Paul Lowe100.000
Team Totals2741815.857t1
Opponents Totals221928.7220
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Bo Roberson1320715.9320
Paul Lowe1024024.0350
Keith Lincoln49824.5310
Bob Scarpitto35016.7220
Claude Gibson3175.790
Hank Schmidt12222.0220
Emil Karas155.050
George Blair122.020
Gene Selawski111.010
Orlando Ferrante100.000
Ron Mix100.000
Team Totals3964216.5350
Opponents Totals65152123.4760
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Hunter Enis20
Orlando Ferrante10
Charlie Flowers20
Claude Gibson10
Luther Hayes10
Jack Kemp100
Dave Kocourek10
Paul Lowe60
Charlie McNeil10
Bo Roberson30
Hank Schmidt10
Team Totals32191317300
Opponents Totals33171619352
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