1962 Washington Redskins season

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1962 Washington Redskins season
Head coach Bill McPeak
Owner George Marshall
Home field DC Stadium
Results
Record 5–7–2
Division place 4th NFL Eastern
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1961 1963 >

The 1962 Washington Redskins began with the team trying to improve on their 1–12–1 record from 1961.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1962 NFL Draft

Ernie Davis was the first black player to be chosen first overall in the NFL Draft.[1] 1962

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 1 Ernie Davis Running Back Syracuse
2 15 Joe Hernandez Wide Receiver Arizona
3 29 Bob Mitinger Linebacker Penn State
4 43 Billy Neighbors Guard Alabama
7 85 Bert Coan Halfback Kansas
8 99 Ron Hatcher Fullback Michigan State
9 113 Dave Viti End Boston University

[2]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 16, 1962 at Dallas Cowboys T 35–35
15,730
2 September 23, 1962 at Cleveland Browns W 17–16
57,491
3 September 30, 1962 St. Louis Cardinals W 24–14
37,419
4 October 7, 1962 Los Angeles Rams W 20–14
18,104
5 October 14, 1962 at St. Louis Cardinals T 17–17
38,264
6 October 21, 1962 at Philadelphia Eagles W 27–21
60,671
7 October 28, 1962 at New York Giants L 49–34
62,844
8 November 4, 1962 Dallas Cowboys L 38–10
49,888
9 November 11, 1962 Cleveland Browns W 17–9
48,169
10 November 18, 1962 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 23–21
21,231
11 November 25, 1962 New York Giants L 42–24
49,219
12 December 2, 1962 Philadelphia Eagles L 37–14
32,229
13 December 8, 1962 at Baltimore Colts L 34–21
56,964
14 December 16, 1962 Pittsburgh Steelers L 27–24
34,508

Standings[edit]

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 12 2 0 .857 398 283 W-9
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 5 0 .643 312 363 W-3
Cleveland Browns 7 6 1 .538 291 257 W-1
Washington Redskins 5 7 2 .417 305 376 L-1
Dallas Cowboys 5 8 1 .385 398 402 L-2
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .308 287 356 W-2
Philadelphia Eagles 3 10 1 .231 282 356 L-2

Roster[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sports Illustrated, October 13, 2008, p.24
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.399