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Saskatchewan Roughriders

1961 Saskatchewan Roughriders Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 5-10-1
Finished 4th in the CFL's Western Conference

Coach: Steve Owen (5-10-1)

1961 Saskatchewan Roughriders Roster
1961 Saskatchewan Roughriders Game-by-Game Results

The Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 5 wins and 10 losses and 1 tie, finishing fourth in the CFL's Western Conference. Steve Owen coached the team.


Passing:

Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Dave Grosz 213 91 42.7 1341 6.3 8 3.8 20 9.4 52  37.3
Bob Ptacek 52 29 55.8 317 6.1 0 0.0 5 9.6 35  34.4
Ferd Burket 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0.0
Totals 266 120 45.1 1658 6.2 8 3.0 26 9.8 52  0 0
Opponents 0.0 2,455 0.0 0.0 17 0.0

Rushing:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ferd Burket 142 583 4.1 37  3
Ray Smith 128 557 4.4 25  3
Ray Purdin 95 473 5.0 69  3
Billy Gray 54 312 5.8 60  0
Claire Branch 26 149 5.7 28  1
Bob Ptacek 23 88 3.8 17  0
Dave Grosz 47 78 1.7 13  2
Don McKeta 7 20 2.9 0
Don Vassos 2 8 4.0 0
Larry Dumelie 3 8 2.7 0
Totals 527 2276 4.3 69  12
Opponents 2,702 0.0

Receiving:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jack Gotta 30 619 20.6 48  5
Ray Purdin 27 281 10.4 27  2
Ferd Burket 17 166 9.8 23  0
Ray Smith 13 112 8.6 14  1
Billy Gray 8 44 5.5 17  0
Bob Ptacek 6 112 18.7 47  0
P.L. Blake 3 84 28.0 52  0
Don McKeta 3 55 18.3 33  0
Dave Grosz 3 18 6.0 11  0
Garner Ekstran 2 42 21.0 22  0
Claire Branch 2 39 19.5 28  0
Bob Miller 2 38 19.0 27  0
Larry Dumelie 2 20 10.0 22  0
Bob Renn 1 14 14.0 14  0
Earl Smith 1 14 14.0 14  0
Totals 120 1658 13.8 52  8
Opponents 2,455 0.0

Kicking:

Player CA CM CP % FGA FGM FG % Long Single Pts.
Reg Whitehouse 23 20 87.0 27 12 44.4 0 4 60
Totals 23 20 87.0 27 12 44.4 0 4 60
Opponents 0.0 0.0 0

Punting:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long Single
Ferd Burket 142 6361 44.8 75 13
Totals 142 6361 44.8 75 13
Opponents 0.0

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jim Copeland 59 384 6.5 28  0
Gene Wlasiuk 50 334 6.7 27  0
Danny Banda 3 28 9.3 26  0
Ken Don 3 16 5.3 0
Don Vassos 3 2 0.7 0
Larry Dumelie 1 7 7.0 0
Bob Miller 1 3 3.0 0
Claire Branch 1 0 0.0 0
Ray Smith 1 -1 -1.0 -1  0
Totals 122 773 6.3 28  0
Opponents 0.0  

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ray Smith 14 343 24.5 41  0
Ray Purdin 13 343 26.4 60  0
Billy Gray 12 311 25.9 44  0
Larry Dumelie 5 102 20.4 29  0
Bob Miller 2 45 22.5 19  0
Gene Wlasiuk 2 34 17.0 21  0
Don Vassos 1 30 30.0 30  0
Ken Don 1 23 23.0 23  0
Jack Gotta 1 19 19.0 19  0
Ferd Burket 1 17 17.0 17  0
Jim Copeland 1 3 3.0 0
Reg Whitehouse 1 0 0.0 0
Totals 54 1270 23.5 60  0
Opponents 0.0  

Interceptions:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Gene Wlasiuk 4 30 7.5 16  0
Bob Ptacek 3 94 31.3 50  1
Jim Copeland 3 37 12.3 22  0
Bill Burrell 3 37 12.3 18  0
Totals 13 198 15.2 50  1
Opponents 26 0.0  

Defense and Fumbles:

Tackles Fumbles Kicks
Player Tackle Def ST TFL TFL Yds Brup QBH Fum F Rec F Rec Yds FR TD FF K Blk
Ron Atchison 3 14 0
Al Benecick 1 0 0
Claire Branch 1 0 0
Bill Burrell 1 84 0
Larry Dumelie 1 33 0
Garner Ekstran 3 20 0
Jack Gotta 2 13 1
Len Legault 1 0 0
Bob Ptacek 1 0 0
Ray Smith 1 16 1
Don Vassos 1 0 0
Don Walsh 1 0 0
Reg Whitehouse 1 0 0
Gene Wlasiuk 3 8 0
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 188 2 0 0
Opponents

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG R Int Fum Other FG Conv Single 2 Pt Saf Points
Ferd Burket 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 31
Reg Whitehouse 0 0 0 12 20 4 60
Ray Smith 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 30
Ray Purdin 3 2 0 0 0 30
Dave Grosz 2 0 0 0 12
Jack Gotta 5 0 1 0 0 36
Claire Branch 1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Bob Ptacek 0 0 1 0 0 0 6
Totals 12 8 0 0 0 1 2 0 12 20 17 0 0 211
Opponents 314


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