1961 San Diego Chargers Statistics

American Football League (AFL)
Team Record: 12-2
Finishing 1st in the AFL's West Division
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Championship
Coach: Sid Gillman (12-2)
Location: San Diego, California
1961 San Diego Chargers Roster
1961 San Diego Chargers Results

The San Diego Chargers of the American Football League ended the 1961 season with a record of 12 wins and 2 losses, finishing first in the AFL's West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The defense proved to be a force, as the Chargers gave up 219 points, the lowest total in the circuit. San Diego racked up 396 points. Jack Kemp threw for 2,686 yards. Dave Kocourek grabbed 55 passes for 1,055 yards. Don Norton provided receiving help, too.

Paul Lowe carried the ball for a team-best 767 yards.

The sticky-fingered defense pounced on 66 turnovers. Charlie McNeil intercepted 9 opponent throws.

Sid Gillman coached the team. The 1961 San Diego Chargers lost in the Championship.

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Passing:

Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Jack Kemp36416545.326867.4154.1226.09159.2
Hunter Enis552341.83656.623.635.54554.0
Paul Lowe4250.07017.500.000.03695.8
Totals42319044.931217.4174.0255.991 

Rushing:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Paul Lowe1757674.487 9
Bo Roberson582754.759 3
Charlie Flowers511773.511 3
Keith Lincoln411503.717 0
Jack Kemp431052.423 6
Hunter Enis16130.82
Bob Laraba551.01
Paul Maguire1-11-11.0-11 0
Totals39014813.887 24

Receiving:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Kocourek55105519.276 4
Don Norton4781617.452 6
Paul Lowe171036.117 0
Charlie Flowers1617510.931 0
Luther Hayes1428020.039 3
Keith Lincoln1220817.391 2
Howard Clark1118216.533 0
Bob Scarpitto916318.169 2
Bo Roberson68113.524 0
Jacque MacKinnon35819.345 0
Totals190312116.491 17

Kicking:

Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
George Blair474289.4271348.181
Bob Laraba2150.01
Totals494387.8271348.182

Punting:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Paul Maguire63261541.582
Totals63261541.582

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Claude Gibson1420914.939 0
Keith Lincoln715021.457 1
Bob Scarpitto44711.828 0
Bob Zeman11212.012 0
Paul Lowe100.00
Totals2741815.557 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Paul Lowe1024024.035 0
Bo Roberson1320715.932 0
Keith Lincoln49824.531 0
Bob Scarpitto35016.722 0
Henry Schmidt12222.022 0
Claude Gibson3175.70
Emil Karas155.00
George Blair122.00
Gene Selawski111.00
Ron Mix100.00
Orlando Ferrante100.00
Totals3964216.535 0

Interceptions:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Charlie McNeil934938.876 2
Bob Zeman88911.121 0
Dick Harris714020.056 3
Bob Laraba515130.260 2
Chuck Allen511122.259 1
Claude Gibson5438.623 0
Emil Karas3217.011 0
Earl Faison2147.00
George Blair242.00
Bill Hudson155.01
Paul Maguire122.00
Bud Whitehead100.00
Totals4992919.076 9

Defense and Fumbles:


Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
George Blair001342081
Paul Lowe900000054
Jack Kemp600036
Don Norton600036
Dave Kocourek400024
Bob Laraba1201019
Charlie Flowers3000018
Luther Hayes300018
Dick Harris300018
Bo Roberson30000018
Keith Lincoln021000018
Hunter Enis200012
Bob Scarpitto20000012
Charlie McNeil200012
Bob Zeman0010006
Chuck Allen10006
Bill Hudson10006
Claude Gibson00000012
Totals24171009011343010396