1961 Dallas Texans season

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1961 Dallas Texans season
Head coach Hank Stram
Home field Cotton Bowl
Results
Record 6–8
Division place 2nd AFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1960 1962 >

The 1961 Dallas Texans season resulted in a 6–8 record and second place finish in the AFL Western Conference.

The club moved its training camp to Lamar Hunt’s alma mater of Southern Methodist University and started the regular season at 3–1 before hitting a six-game losing skid, the longest such streak of head coach Hank Stram’s tenure with the franchise. One of those losses was a 28–21 decision in a Friday night contest at Boston (11/3) which featured a bizarre ending as a raincoat-clad fan knocked down a potential game-tying TD from Cotton Davidson to Chris Burford on the game’s final play. The team rebounded to claim wins in three of its final four contests to finish 6–8, marking the club’s second straight finish behind the Chargers in the AFL West standings.[1]

Draft[edit]

Round Player Position College
1 E.J. HolubE.J. Holub 1 Center Texas Tech
2 Bob LillyBob Lilly Tackle TCU
3 Jim TyrerJim Tyrer 1,2 Tackle Ohio State
4 Claude MoormanClaude Moorman Offensive End Duke
5 Jerry MaysJerry Mays 1,2 Tackle Southern Methodist
7 Fred ArbanasFred Arbanas 1,2 Offensive End Michigan State
8 John O'DayJohn O'Day Tackle Miami
9 Dick MillsDick Mills Tackle Pittsburgh
10 Jerry DanielsJerry Daniels Tackle Mississippi
11 Marvin TibbetsMarvin Tibbets Halfback Georgia Tech
12 Paul HynesPaul Hynes Halfback Louisiana Tech
13 Glynn GregoryGlynn Gregory Halfback Southern Methodist
14 Curtis McClintonCurtis McClinton 1,3 Halfback Kansas
15 Ed NuttingEd Nutting Tackle Georgia Tech
15 Roy Lee RamboRoy Lee Rambo Guard TCU
16 Aaron ThomasAaron Thomas Offensive End Oregon State
17 Jarrell WilliamsJarrell Williams Halfback Arkansas
18 Ron HartlineRon Hartline Fullback Oklahoma
19 Frank JacksonFrank Jackson Halfback Southern Methodist
20 Bob LaneBob Lane Offensive End Baylor
21 Dick ThorntonDick Thornton Quarterback Northwestern
22 Ed SharockmanEd Sharockman Halfback Pittsburgh
23 Lou ZivkovichLou Zivkovich Tackle New Mexico State
24 Pat DyePat Dye Guard Georgia
25 Ray RamseyRay Ramsey Quarterback Adams State
26 Danny HouseDanny House Halfback Davidson
27 Bob SchloredtBob Schloredt Quarterback Washington
28 Bill StineBill Stine Guard Michigan
29 Lonnie CaddellLonnie Caddell Fullback Rice
30 Cedric PriceCedric Price Offensive End Kansas State

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 10, 1961 San Diego Chargers L 26–10
24,500
2 September 24, 1961 at Oakland Raiders W 42–35
6,700
3 October 1, 1961 Houston Oilers W 26–21
28,000
4 October 8, 1961 at Denver Broncos W 19–12
14,500
5 October 15, 1961 at Buffalo Bills L 27–24
20,678
6 October 22, 1961 at Houston Oilers L 38–7
23,228
7 October 29, 1961 Boston Patriots L 18–17
20,500
8 November 3, 1961 at Boston Patriots L 28–21
25,063
9 November 12, 1961 Buffalo Bills L 30–20
15,000
10 November 19, 1961 at San Diego Chargers L 24–14
33,788
11 November 26, 1961 Oakland Raiders W 43–11
14,500
12 December 3, 1961 at New York Titans L 28–7
14,117
13 December 10, 1961 Denver Broncos W 49–21
8,000
14 December 17, 1961 New York Titans W 35–24
12,500

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