1961 Boston Patriots Statistics

American Football League (AFL)
Team Record: 9-4-1
Finishing 2nd in the AFL's East Division
Coach: Lou Saban (2-3)
Coach: Mike Holovak (7-1-1)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
1961 Boston Patriots Roster
1961 Boston Patriots Results

The Boston Patriots of the American Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 9 wins and 4 losses and 1 ties, finishing second in the AFL's East Division.

The Patriots scored 413 points, and the defensive squad surrendered 313. Butch Songin threw for 1,429 yards, and Babe Parilli threw the ball, too. Gino Cappelletti paced pass catchers, hauling in 45 passes for 768 yards. Jim Colclough contributed to the receiving game as well.

Billy Lott ran for a team-best 461 yards for Boston, while Larry Garron also buoyed the ground attack.

Don Webb seized 5 opponent throws.

Lou Saban and Mike Holovak coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Butch Songin2129846.214296.7146.694.25873.0
Babe Parilli19810452.513146.6136.694.55376.5
Gino Cappelletti11100.02727.01100.000.027158.3
Tom Yewcic8337.5253.1112.5225.01846.4
Ron Burton100.000.000.01100.000.0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Billy Lott1004614.638 5
Larry Garron693895.685 2
Ron Burton822603.243 2
Babe Parilli381834.824 4
Jim Crawford411483.634 0
Mel West26903.531 0
Tom Yewcic11514.613 1
Butch Songin8394.911 0
Jim Colclough33712.316 0
Gerhard Schwedes10141.40
Clyde Washington133.00
Totals38916754.385 14


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Gino Cappelletti4576817.153 8
Jim Colclough4275718.058 9
Billy Lott3233310.447 6
Larry Garron2434114.251 3
Thomas Stephens191869.831 2
Ron Burton131158.845 0
Jim Crawford9859.425 0
Joe Johnson9829.121 1
Tom Yewcic6569.346 0
Mel West5428.418 0
Gerhard Schwedes12121.021 0
Chuck Shonta199.00
Totals206279513.658 29


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Gino Cappelletti504896.0321753.199


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Tom Yewcic64240637.664

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ron Burton812816.062 0
Fred Bruney231094.711 0
Billy Lott188.00
Totals322457.762 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Larry Garron1643827.489 1
Ron Burton1540126.791 1
Mel West719127.337 0
Walter Beach23819.020 0
Charley Long4246.011 0
Don Webb12121.021 0
Ray Ratkowski11717.017 0
Thomas Stephens166.00
Walt Cudzik100.00
Gerhard Schwedes100.00
Totals49113623.291 2


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Don Webb515330.659 2
Clyde Washington44511.233 0
Tom Addison4174.210 0
Fred Bruney22010.012 0
Frank Robotti2189.011 0
Ron Hall2126.012 0
Walter Beach13737.037 0
Rommie Loudd11212.012 0
Chuck Shonta11212.012 0
Totals2232614.859 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Gino Cappelletti817480147
Billy Lott56000066
Jim Colclough0900054
Larry Garron23100036
Babe Parilli41000132
Don Webb021100024
Thomas Stephens20100018
Ron Burton200100018
Tom Yewcic100006
Joe Johnson10006
Leroy Moore10006