1961 Cleveland Browns Roster

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-5-1
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's East Division
Coach: Paul Brown (8-5-1)
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
1961 Cleveland Browns Statistics
1961 Cleveland Browns Results

The Cleveland Browns of the National Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 8 wins and 5 losses and 1 ties, finishing third in the NFL's East Division.

The Browns ran up 319 points, while the defense allowed 270. Jim Brown piled up yardage, accumulating a 1,408 yards for Cleveland.

Milt Plum threw for 2,416 yards. Ray Renfro snagged 48 passes for 834 yards. Jim Brown provided receiving help as well.

Bernie Parrish intercepted 7 errant tosses from the opposition.

Paul Brown coached the team.

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# Player Pos. Birth Date Height Weight College Hometown GP GS
38Sam BakerPNovember 12, 19296'2"217Oregon St.San Francisco, CA USA140
83Johnny BrewerTE-LB-DEMarch 8, 19376'4"230MississippiVicksburg, MS USA140
32Jim BrownFBFebruary 17, 19366'2"232SyracuseSt. Simons Island, GA USA1414
81Leon ClarkeE-FLJanuary 10, 19336'4"232USCLos Angeles, CA USA130
50Vince CostelloLLBAugust 4, 19326'0"230OhioDellroy, OH USA140
42Bobby CrespinoSE-TEJanuary 11, 19386'5"225MississippiDuncan, MS USA130
18Len DawsonQBJune 20, 19356'0"190PurdueAlliance, OH USA71
85Charley FergusonWR-TENovember 13, 19396'5"217Tennessee St.Dallas, TX USA120
20Ross FichtnerDBOctober 26, 19386'0"185PurdueMcKeesport, PA USA130
35Galen FissLBJuly 10, 19316'0"227KansasJohnson, KS USA130
46Don FlemingLSJune 11, 19376'0"188FloridaBellaire, OH USA140
24Bobby FranklinRSOctober 5, 19365'11"182MississippiClarksdale, MS USA140
79Bob GainLDTJune 21, 19296'3"256KentuckyAkron, OH USA140
76Lou GrozaKJanuary 25, 19246'3"240Ohio St.Martins Ferry, OH USA140
82Jim HoustonLDENovember 3, 19376'3"240Ohio St.Massillon, OH USA140
88Rich KreitlingSEMarch 13, 19366'2"208AuburnChicago, IL USA130
70Errol LindenTOctober 21, 19376'5"258HoustonNew Orleans, LA USA100
52Dave LloydMLBNovember 9, 19366'3"247Texas TechSapulpa, OK USA140
74Mike McCormackRTJune 21, 19306'4"246KansasChicago, IL USA140
34Walt MichaelsRLBOctober 16, 19296'0"231Washington & LeeSwoyersville, PA USA140
49Bobby MitchellHBJune 6, 19356'0"192IllinoisHot Springs, AR USA140
56John MorrowCApril 27, 19336'3"244MichiganPort Huron, MI USA140
86Gern NaglerTEFebruary 23, 19326'2"190Santa ClaraYuba City, CA USA130
78Ed NuttingTFebruary 8, 19396'4"246Georgia TechWashington, DC USA40
30Bernie ParrishLCBApril 29, 19365'11"194FloridaLong Beach, CA USA140
72Floyd PetersRDTMay 21, 19366'4"254San Francisco St.Council Bluffs, IA USA130
16Milt PlumQBJanuary 20, 19356'1"205Penn St.Westville, NJ USA1413
40Preston PowellFBSeptember 23, 19366'2"225Grambling St.Winnfield, LA USA120
62Duane PutnamGSeptember 5, 19286'0"228PacificPollack, SD USA140
26Ray RenfroFLNovember 7, 19296'1"190North TexasWhitesboro, TX USA140
77Dick SchafrathLTMarch 21, 19376'3"253Ohio St.Canton, OH USA130
44Jim ShofnerRCBDecember 18, 19356'2"191TCUGrapevine, TX USA140
64Jim SmithLGFebruary 27, 19326'3"241BaylorWest Columbia, TX USA140
68Larry StephensDE-DTSeptember 24, 19386'3"250TexasBuda, TX USA140
22Tom WatkinsHBOctober 23, 19376'0"195Iowa St.West Memphis, AR USA100
84Paul WigginRDENovember 18, 19346'3"242StanfordModesto, CA USA140
60John WootenRGDecember 5, 19366'2"235ColoradoClarksville, TX USA140



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