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1961 Boston Patriots (AFL)
2nd place Eastern Division 9-4-1 .692
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Head Coach: Lou Saban (2-3); Mike Holovak (7-1-1)
Joe CollierAssistant Coach
Mike HolovakAssistant Coach
Red MillerAssistant Coach
Jerry SmithAssistant Coach
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Thu8/10/1961HNew York Titans14-3WBoston, 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
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
53Tommy AddisonLLB6-222525South Carolina1414
65Houston AntwineROG-LOT-LOG-RDT-LDT6-026522Southern Illinois9
41Walter BeachRCB-LCB6-018426Central Michigan127
33Fred BruneyRS5-1018430Ohio State1414
22Ron BurtonHB5-1019025Northwestern1412
20Gino CappellettiSE-K6-019027Minnesota1414
81Jim ColcloughFL6-018525Boston College1413
30Jim CrawfordFB-TE-HB6-120326Wyoming102
54Walt CudzikC6-223129Purdue1414
89Bob DeeLDE6-324828Holy Cross1413
74Jerry DeLuccaROT6-224925Tennessee; Middle Tennessee State1414
72Larry EisenhauerRDE-RDT6-524721Boston College1412
40Larry GarronFB-HB6-019924Western Illinois144
70Milt GrahamLOT6-623527Colgate30
23Ronnie HallLS6-019024Missouri Valley97
79Jim Lee HuntRDT-RDE5-1124923Prairie View A&M1414
83Harry JacobsMLB6-222824Bradley99
73Harry JagielskiLDT6-025730Indiana55
24Joe JohnsonTE6-019532Boston College65
86Bill KimberTE6-219225Florida State40
62Dick KleinLDT6-425527Georgia; Iowa109
63Chuck LeoLOG6-023827Indiana1414
67Paul LindquistRDT6-326522New Hampshire20
76Charlie LongLOT6-324723Tennessee-Chattanooga1414
32Billy LottFB-HB6-020327Mississippi1410
60Rommie LouddRLB6-222728Los Angeles Valley JC; UCLA1312
61LeRoy MooreRDE-LDE6-023126Fort Valley State143
25Ross O'HanleyLS6-018322Boston College77
15Babe ParilliQB6-119032Kentucky149
Willis PerkinsROG6-024027Texas Southern11
23Ray RatkowskiFL6-019522Notre Dame10
51Frank RobottiMLB-RLB6-022022Boston College127
46Al RomineS6-219129North Alabama10
64Tony SardiscoROG6-222629Tulane1313
44Ger SchwedesFB6-120523Syracuse50
34Chuck ShontaRCB6-019624Eastern Michigan81
75John SimersonLOT-C6-325726Purdue100
42Bob SoltisS-TE-FL6-220525Minnesota30
11Butch SonginQB6-220537Boston College145
45Tom StephensTE6-120726Syracuse99
34Bobby TownsCB6-018023Georgia20
31Clyde WashingtonLCB6-020223Purdue1413
48Don WebbRCB5-1019622Iowa State147
24Mel WestHB5-919022Missouri41
50Bob YatesC6-023323Syracuse140
14Tom YewcicP-HB-SE-QB5-1118529Michigan State141
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollegeNotes
14Tommy MasonHBTulane
211Rip HawkinsCNorth Carolina
319Danny LaroseEMissouri
427Mike ZenoGVirginia Tech
535Fran TarkentonQBGeorgia
644Larry EisenhauerTBoston College
750Paul TerhesQBBucknell
859Charlie LongGTennessee-Chattanooga
966Roland LakesCWichita State
1075Dickie MuellerEKentucky
1182Mel WestHBMissouri
1291Wayne HarrisCArkansas
1398Dan UnderwoodTMcNeese State
14107Jim WrightQBMemphis
16123George BalthazarTTennessee State
17130Ray RatkowskiHBNotre Dame
18139Tom RodgersHBKentucky
19146Joe BellinoHBNavy
20155Clarence ChildsHBFlorida A&M
21162Don OakesGVirginia Tech
22171Bob JohnsonEMichigan
23178Darrel DeDeckerCIllinois
24187Don WebbHBIowa State
25194Bob MinihaneTBoston University
26202Charlie GrangerTSouthern University
27210Terry HuxholdTWisconsin
28219Bryant HarvardQBAuburn
29226Ernie McMillanTIllinois
30235George HultzTSouthern Mississippi
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals989811899
Opponents Totals4510951108
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals2389312025/ %/ %64659
Opponents Totals2437215120/ %/ %67661
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
Tom Stephens001
Clyde Washington10
Don Webb001
Mel West10
Team Totals2491520352
Opponents Totals3620169251
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