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Houston Oilers

1961 Houston Oilers Roster

American Football League (AFL)
Team Record: 10-3
Finished 1st in the AFL's East Division

Postseason: 1-0

Won Championship

Coach: Wally Lemm (9-0)

Coach: Lou Rymkus (1-3-1)

1961 Houston Oilers Statistics
1961 Houston Oilers Game-by-Game Results

The Houston Oilers of the American Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 10 wins and 3 losses, finishing first in the AFL's East Division, and compiled a postseason mark of 1-0. Wally Lemm and Lou Rymkus coached the team.

Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College
Dalva Allen DE January 13, 1935 6'4" 245 Houston
Tony Banfield DB December 18, 1937 6'1" 185 Oklahoma St.
Byron Beams T-DT September 8, 1929 6'6" 248 Notre Dame
George Belotti C November 29, 1934 6'4" 250 USC
George Blanda QB September 17, 1927 6'2" 215 Kentucky
Ron Botchan LB February 15, 1935 6'1" 238 Occidental
Billy Cannon TE-HB-FB August 2, 1937 6'1" 207 LSU
Doug Cline LB-FB March 22, 1938 6'2" 230 Clemson
Willard Dewveall E April 29, 1936 6'4" 224 SMU
Mike Dukes LB March 16, 1936 6'3" 235 Clemson
Don Floyd DE July 10, 1938 6'3" 245 TCU
Dick Frey DE December 17, 1929 6'2" 235 Texas A&M
Fred Glick DB February 25, 1937 6'1" 195 Colorado St.
Bill Groman WR-FL July 17, 1936 6'0" 194 Heidelberg
Buzz Guy G-T-DT March 20, 1936 6'3" 248 Duke
John Guzik LB July 12, 1936 6'3" 231 Pittsburgh
Ken Hall HB-P December 13, 1935 6'1" 205 Texas A&M
Charley Hennigan WR March 19, 1935 6'1" 187 LSU
Ed Husmann DT-G-DE-LB August 6, 1931 6'2" 245 Nebraska
Al Jamison T May 11, 1937 6'5" 250 Colgate
Mark Johnston DB March 4, 1938 6'0" 203 Northwestern
Gene Jones LB October 18, 1936 6'0" 200 Rice
Bob Kelly T-DT August 18, 1940 6'2" 270 New Mexico St.
Claude King HB December 3, 1938 5'11" 185 Houston
Jack Laraway LB September 20, 1935 6'1" 220 Purdue
Jacky Lee QB July 11, 1939 6'1" 189 Cincinnati
Bob McLeod TE November 10, 1938 6'4" 240 Abilene Christian
Rich Michael T November 15, 1938 6'3" 242 Ohio St.
Charlie Milstead QB-DB November 21, 1937 6'2" 190 Texas A&M
Dennit Morris LB April 15, 1936 6'1" 228 Oklahoma
Jim Norton DB-P October 20, 1938 6'3" 190 Idaho
Willis Perkins DE-G February 14, 1934 6'0" 260 Texas Southern
Leo Reed T-G January 3, 1940 6'4" 240 Colorado St.
Bob Schmidt C-T-G July 9, 1936 6'4" 248 Minnesota
George Shirkey DT August 20, 1936 6'4" 260 S.F. Austin
Dave Smith FB March 23, 1937 6'1" 210 Ripon
Julian Spence DB-FL May 5, 1929 5'11" 170 Sam Houston St.
Bob Talamini G January 8, 1939 6'1" 255 Kentucky
Charley Tolar FB September 5, 1937 5'6" 199 NW State (LA)
Orville Trask DT December 3, 1934 6'4" 260 Rice
Hogan Wharton G December 13, 1935 6'2" 250 Houston
John White TE October 9, 1935 6'3" 230 Texas Southern
Gary Wisener DB August 24, 1938 6'1" 206 Baylor


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