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1961 Montreal Alouettes Statistics

Canadian Football League (CFL)
Team Record: 4-9-1 9
Finishing 4th in the CFL's Eastern Conference
Coach: Perry Moss (4-9-1)
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1961 Montreal Alouettes Roster
1961 Montreal Alouettes Results

The Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 4 wins and 9 losses and 1 ties for 9 points, finishing fourth in the CFL's Eastern Conference.

Defensively, the Alouettes paced the league with just 225 points allowed. Montreal eked out just 213 points. Don Clark carried the ball for a team-best 1,143 yards.

Gerry Thompkins passed for 1,163 yards. Marv Luster paced all receivers, grabbing 31 passes for 539 yards.

John Conroy picked off 3 opponent throws.

Perry Moss coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Gerry Thompkins1135548.7116310.365.31513.39463.6
Nelson Yarbrough643757.83715.800.046.22848.4
Don Allard421638.11964.724.837.13639.4
Joe Francis11327.3282.500.000.01339.6
Jack Espenship11100.02020.000.000.020118.8
Gerry Doucette7342.971.000.000.0850.3
Howie Cissell100.
Don Clark200.000.000.02100.000.0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Don Clark20011435.7106 5
George Dixon1388065.850 7
Gerry Thompkins723615.019 2
Dick Cohee292037.039 0
Nelson Yarbrough261074.117 2
Don Allard8465.819 0
Bill Bewley11333.00
Meco Poliziani4235.818 1
Jack Espenship8202.50
Howie Cissell3175.711 0
Joe Francis111.00
Marv Luster4-11-2.80
Totals50427495.5106 17


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Marv Luster3153917.484 2
Don Clark2237817.285 2
George Dixon1521114.149 1
Meco Poliziani151228.115 0
Bill Bewley121129.317 0
Jack Espenship1018118.151 1
Ross Buckle519739.494 2
Dick Cohee3258.313 0
Howie Cissell22010.011 0
Totals115178515.594 8


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % FGS KO Yds. Avg. Long KOS Pts.
Bill Bewley231878.312541.73210854.057036
Bobby Oliver0244100.0039206152.866014
Gino Berretta0000058341458.97900


Player No. Yds Avg. Long PS
Gino Berretta74298240.3603
Jack Espenship54216040.0704
Gerry Doucette24522.5290
Gene Gaines14747.0470

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ed Learn473487.420 0
Gene Gaines271656.117 0
Howie Cissell211446.919 0
John Conroy13564.310 0
Billy Wayte5295.80
Bill Bewley22713.525 0
Marv Luster362.00
George Dixon155.00
Barry Hansen133.00
Gino Berretta100.00
Totals1217836.525 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
George Dixon924327.036 0
Marv Luster1222118.436 0
Don Clark818122.638 0
Dick Cohee56412.822 0
Meco Poliziani45413.523 0
Jack Espenship11313.013 0
Totals3977619.938 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
John Conroy372.30
Billy Wayte24824.048 0
Barry Hansen24120.524 0
Howie Cissell23015.030 0
Ed Learn22713.526 0
Gene Gaines284.00
Marv Luster11010.010 0
Ed Nickla155.00
Totals1517611.748 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF
Billy LocklinN/A1

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
George Dixon710000048
Don Clark52000042
Bill Bewley000518336
Bobby Oliver42014
Ross Buckle200012
Nelson Yarbrough200012
Marv Luster0200000012
Gerry Thompkins200012
Jack Espenship01000410
Billy Locklin10006
Meco Poliziani1000006
Gino Berretta00033


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