1962 Houston Oilers season

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1962 Houston Oilers season
Head coach Pop Ivy
Home field Jeppesen Stadium
Results
Record 11–3
Division place 1st AFL Eastern
Playoff finish Lost AFL Championship (Texans) (20–17)
Timeline
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1961 1963

The 1962 Houston Oilers season was their third. For the third consecutive season, the Oilers appeared in the AFL Championship Game, only to lose 20–17 in double overtime to the Dallas Texans.

Offseason[edit]

AFL Draft[edit]

Round Player Position College
1 Ray JacobsRay Jacobs Defensive Tackle Howard Payne
2 Earl GrosEarl Gros Fullback Louisiana State
3 Pete CasePete Case Tackle Georgia
4 Gary CutsingerGary Cutsinger Defensive End Oklahoma State (from Boston)
5 Bill RiceBill Rice End Alabama
6 Ray PinionRay Pinion Guard Texas Christian
7 Gus GonzalesGus Gonzales Guard Tulane
8 Clyde BrockClyde Brock Defensive Tackle Utah State
9 Larry OnestiLarry Onesti Linebacker Northwestern
10 Bob MosesBob Moses End Texas-Austin
11 John ThomasJohn Thomas Guard McMurry
12 Jack CollinsJack Collins Halfback Texas-Austin
13 Royce CassellRoyce Cassell End New Mexico State
14 Glynn GriffingGlynn Griffing Quarterback Mississippi
15 Ken ShafferKen Shaffer Tackle Marquette
16 Billy Ray AdamsBilly Ray Adams Fullback Mississippi
17 Bill MillerBill Miller Defensive Tackle New Mexico Highlands
18 Art PerkinsArt Perkins Halfback North Texas State
19 Bobby JancikBobby Jancik Defensive Back Lamar Tech
20 Joe Bob IsbellJoe Bob Isbell Guard Houston
21 Roland JacksonRoland Jackson Fullback Rice
22 Ken BolinKen Bolin Halfback Houston
23 Bill Van BurenBill Van Buren Center Iowa
24 Boyd MelvinBoyd Melvin Tackle Northwestern
25 Bob JohnsonBob Johnson Tackle Rice
26 Harold HaysHarold Hays Guard Mississippi Southern
27 Roger McFarlandRoger McFarland Halfback Kansas
28 Gary HensonGary Henson End Colorado
29 Ron OsborneRon Osborne Tackle Clemson
30 Bob ClemensBob Clemens Halfback Pittsburgh
31 Al KimbroughAl Kimbrough Halfback Northwestern
32 Al Lerderle]Al Lerderle End Georgia Tech
33 Don TalbertDon Talbert Tackle Texas

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
*Houston Oilers 11 3 0 .786 387 270
Boston Patriots 9 4 1 .692 346 295
Buffalo Bills 7 6 1 .538 309 272
New York Titans 5 9 0 .357 278 423

Season schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 9, 1962 at Buffalo Bills W 28–23
31,236
2 September 16, 1962 at Boston Patriots L 34–21
32,276
3 September 29, 1962 at San Diego Chargers W 42–17
28,061
4 Bye
5 October 7, 1962 Buffalo Bills W 17–14
26,350
6 October 14, 1962 New York Titans W 56–17
20,650
7 October 21, 1962 at Denver Broncos L 20–10
29,017
8 October 28, 1962 Dallas Texans L 31–7
31,750
9 November 4, 1962 at Dallas Texans W 14–6
29,017
10 November 11, 1962 at Oakland Raiders W 28–20
11,000
11 November 18, 1962 Boston Patriots W 21–17
35,250
12 November 25, 1962 San Diego Chargers W 33–27
28,235
13 December 2, 1962 Denver Broncos W 34–17
30,650
14 December 9, 1962 Oakland Raiders W 32–17
27,400
15 December 15, 1962 at New York Titans W 44–10
8,167

Roster[edit]

Houston Oilers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs CB

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Postseason[edit]

AFL Championship Game[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
Texans 3 14 0 0 0 3 20
Oilers 0 0 7 10 0 0 17

Dallas Texans 20, Houston Oilers 17 (2OT)

December 23, 1962 at Jeppesen Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 37,981

Scoring

  • DAL – Field goal Brooker 16
  • DAL – Haynes 28 pass from Dawson (Brooker kick)
  • DAL – Haynes 2 run (Brooker kick)
  • HOU – Dewveall 15 pass from Blanda (Blanda kick)
  • HOU – Field goal Blanda 31
  • HOU – Tolar 1 run (Blanda kick)
  • DAL – Field goal Brooker 25

References[edit]