1961 American Football League


The 1961 season was the American Football League's 2nd, and 8 teams competed in the league that year. The Houston Oilers won the 1961 championship.

1961 American Football League Standings
1961 American Football League League Leaders

Boston Patriots (9-4-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Buffalo Bills (6-8) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Dallas Texans (6-8) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Denver Broncos (3-11) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Houston Oilers (10-3-1) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
New York Titans (7-7) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
Oakland Raiders (2-12) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results
San Diego Chargers (12-2) - Roster | Statistics | Game Results


Marker indicates city location, not venue address.


1961 Award Winners


George Blanda - AP Player of the Year
George Blanda - UPI Player of the Year

1961 All-Pros



AFL

All-AFL
Chuck Allen 1st Team
Tony Banfield 1st Team
George Blanda 1st Team
Billy Cannon 1st Team
Earl Faison 1st Team
Don Floyd 1st Team
Dick Harris 1st Team
Abner Haynes 1st Team
Sherrill Headrick 1st Team
Charley Hennigan 1st Team
Al Jamison 1st Team
Charley Leo 1st Team
Bill Mathis 1st Team
Archie Matsos 1st Team
Bud McFadin 1st Team
Chuck McMurtry 1st Team
Charlie McNeil 1st Team
Bob Mischak 1st Team
Ron Mix 1st Team
Jim Otto 1st Team
Lionel Taylor 1st Team
Dave Webster 1st Team
Ken Adamson 2nd Team
Tom Addison 2nd Team
Billy Atkins 2nd Team
Gino Cappelletti 2nd Team
Bob Dee 2nd Team
Jerry DeLucca 2nd Team
Dick Felt 2nd Team
Larry Garron 2nd Team
Goose Gonsoulin 2nd Team
Larry Grantham 2nd Team
E.J. Holub 2nd Team
Jim Hunt 2nd Team
Jack Kemp 2nd Team
Dave Kocourek 2nd Team
Ernie Ladd 2nd Team
Paul Lowe 2nd Team
Ken Rice 2nd Team
Bob Schmidt 2nd Team
Bob Talamini 2nd Team
Charley Tolar 2nd Team
LaVerne Torczon 2nd Team
Fred Williamson 2nd Team

Associated Press
Ken Adamson 1st Team
Tom Addison 1st Team
Tony Banfield 1st Team
George Blanda 1st Team
Billy Cannon 1st Team
Earl Faison 1st Team
Larry Grantham 1st Team
Bill Groman 1st Team
Dick Harris 1st Team
Sherrill Headrick 1st Team
Charley Hennigan 1st Team
Al Jamison 1st Team
Ernie Ladd 1st Team
Bill Mathis 1st Team
Bud McFadin 1st Team
Charlie McNeil 1st Team
Bob Mischak 1st Team
Ron Mix 1st Team
Ron Nery 1st Team
Jim Otto 1st Team
Lionel Taylor 1st Team
Dave Webster 1st Team

New York Daily News
Billy Atkins 1st Team
George Blanda 1st Team
Billy Cannon 1st Team
Earl Faison 1st Team
Larry Grantham 1st Team
Dick Harris 1st Team
Abner Haynes 1st Team
Sherrill Headrick 1st Team
Charley Hennigan 1st Team
Al Jamison 1st Team
Mark Johnston 1st Team
Ernie Ladd 1st Team
Bill Mathis 1st Team
Archie Matsos 1st Team
Bud McFadin 1st Team
Charlie McNeil 1st Team
Bob Mischak 1st Team
Ron Mix 1st Team
Jim Otto 1st Team
Tony Sardisco 1st Team
Lionel Taylor 1st Team
LaVerne Torczon 1st Team
Ken Adamson 2nd Team
Tom Addison 2nd Team
Chuck Allen 2nd Team
Tony Banfield 2nd Team
Gino Cappelletti 2nd Team
Larry Eisenhauer 2nd Team
Claude Gibson 2nd Team
Bill Groman 2nd Team
E.J. Holub 2nd Team
Bill Hudson 2nd Team
Ed Husmann 2nd Team
Jack Kemp 2nd Team
Billy Krisher 2nd Team
Paul Lowe 2nd Team
Alan Miller 2nd Team
Ron Nery 2nd Team
Jim Norton 2nd Team
Ross O'Hanley 2nd Team
Ken Rice 2nd Team
Don Rogers 2nd Team
Donnie Stone 2nd Team
Ernie Wright 2nd Team

The Sporting News
Tom Addison 1st Team
Billy Atkins 1st Team
Tony Banfield 1st Team
George Blanda 1st Team
Billy Cannon 1st Team
Jerry Cornelison 1st Team
Earl Faison 1st Team
Larry Grantham 1st Team
Bill Groman 1st Team
Dick Harris 1st Team
Wayne Hawkins 1st Team
Abner Haynes 1st Team
Sherrill Headrick 1st Team
Charley Hennigan 1st Team
Al Jamison 1st Team
Ernie Ladd 1st Team
Bill Mathis 1st Team
Bud McFadin 1st Team
Charlie McNeil 1st Team
Bob Mischak 1st Team
Ron Nery 1st Team
Jim Otto 1st Team

United Press International
Tom Addison 1st Team
Billy Atkins 1st Team
Tony Banfield 1st Team
George Blanda 1st Team
Billy Cannon 1st Team
Earl Faison 1st Team
Larry Grantham 1st Team
Dick Harris 1st Team
Abner Haynes 1st Team
Sherrill Headrick 1st Team
Charley Hennigan 1st Team
Al Jamison 1st Team
Ernie Ladd 1st Team
Bill Mathis 1st Team
Bud McFadin 1st Team
Charlie McNeil 1st Team
Bob Mischak 1st Team
Ron Mix 1st Team
Jim Otto 1st Team
Tony Sardisco 1st Team
Lionel Taylor 1st Team
LaVerne Torczon 1st Team
Ken Adamson 2nd Team
Gino Cappelletti 2nd Team
Jerry Cornelison 2nd Team
Ralph Felton 2nd Team
Claude Gibson 2nd Team
Goose Gonsoulin 2nd Team
Bill Groman 2nd Team
E.J. Holub 2nd Team
Bill Hudson 2nd Team
Ed Husmann 2nd Team
Jack Kemp 2nd Team
Dave Kocourek 2nd Team
Billy Krisher 2nd Team
Paul Lowe 2nd Team
Archie Matsos 2nd Team
Ron Nery 2nd Team
Jim Norton 2nd Team
Ken Rice 2nd Team
Don Rogers 2nd Team
Bob Talamini 2nd Team
Charley Tolar 2nd Team
Fred Williamson 2nd Team
Sid Youngelman 2nd Team

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