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1961 San Diego Chargers (AFL)
1st place Western Division 12-2-0 .857
Head Coach: Sid Gillman
Al DavisOffensive EndsJack FaulknerDefensive BacksJoe MadroOffensive LineChuck NollDefensive Line
SCORES
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
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
50Chuck AllenMLB6-122422Washington9
61Ernie BarnesLOG6-325023North Carolina Central10
57George BelottiC6-425027Southern California2
39George BlairS-K-FL5-1119423Mississippi14
87Howard ClarkTE6-220826Tennessee-Chattanooga10
60Sam DeLucaROG6-224725South Carolina14
17Hunter EnisQB6-219225Texas Christian13
86Earl FaisonLDE6-526322Indiana14
68Orlando FerranteLOG-C6-023029Southern California14
41Charlie FlowersFB6-121524Mississippi14
25Claude GibsonLCB6-119122North Carolina State14
36Dick HarrisRCB6-018524McNeese State14
24Luther HayesFL-SE6-420222Southern California14
79Billy HudsonLDT6-426726Clemson14
56Emil KarasLLB-MLB6-323028Dayton14
15Jack KempQB6-120126Occidental1414
83Dave KocourekFL-TE6-523724Wisconsin14
77Ernie LaddRDT6-930223Grambling State14
53Bob LarabaRLB-MLB6-319528Texas-El Paso14
22Keith LincolnFB6-221222Washington State14
23Paul LoweHB6-020025Compton JC; Oregon State14
89Jacque MacKinnonTE6-424523Colgate9
84Paul MaguireRLB-P6-022423The Citadel14
27Charlie McNeilRS5-1117925Compton JC14
74Ron MixROT-ROG-ROG-LOT6-424923Southern California10
80Ron NeryRDE6-623627Kansas State14
88Don NortonSE6-119023Iowa14
70Sherman PlunkettROT6-429028Maryland-Eastern Shore12
26Bo RobersonFL-HB6-119226Cornell14
52Don RogersC6-224525South Carolina14
46Bob ScarpittoFL-SE5-1119422Notre Dame7
81Maury SchleicherLLB6-323824Penn State14
76Hank SchmidtRDT-LDE-LDT6-425826East Los Angeles JC; Southern California; Trinity (Texas)14
78Gene SelawskiLOT6-425226Purdue8
47Bud WhiteheadLCB-RCB-RS6-018422Florida State9
75Ernie WrightLOT6-426822Ohio State14
34Bob ZemanLS6-120224Wisconsin14
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollegeNotes
17Earl FaisonEIndiana
216Keith LincolnHBWashington State
323Marlin McKeeverESouthern California
432Jimmy JohnsonHBUCLA
539Billy KilmerHB-QBUCLA
646Calvin BirdHBKentucky
648Cliff RobertsTIllinois
755Claude GibsonHBNorth Carolina State
864Charley JohnsonQBNew Mexico State
971Bob ScarpittoHBNotre Dame
1080Willie HectorGPacific
1187Greg LarsonCMinnesota
1296Hez BraxtonFBVirginia Union
13103Dale MesserFBFresno State
14112Billy WilsonTAuburn
15119Ernie LaddTGrambling State
16128Bud WhiteheadHBFlorida State
17135Reg CarolanEIdaho
18144Ed DyasFBAuburn
19151Jack EspenshipHBFlorida State
20160Mike LucciCTennessee
21167Gene GainesHBUCLA
22176John BrownTSyracuse
23183Glenn BassHBEast Carolina
24192Ben BalmeGYale
25199Don CoffeyEMemphis
26208Bill KinnuneGWashington
27215Luther HayesESouthern California
28224Chuck AllenGWashington
29231Dan FiccaTSouthern California
30240Mike McKeeverGSouthern California
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals801508086
Opponents Totals64564851
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals2088111017/ %/ %88682.50
Opponents Totals2247912421/ %/ %54501
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 Totals2741815.557t1
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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