1962 Houston Oilers season

The 1962 Houston Oilers season was the third season for the Houston Oilers as a professional American football franchise; For the third consecutive season, the Oilers appeared in the AFL Championship Game, only to lose 20–17 in double overtime to the Dallas Texans.

1962 Houston Oilers season
Head coachPop Ivy
General managerPop Ivy
OwnerBud Adams
Home fieldJeppesen Stadium
Results
Record11–3
Division place1st AFL Eastern
Playoff finishLost AFL Championship (Texans) (20–17)

Offseason

AFL Draft

Round Player Position College
1 Ray Jacobs Defensive Tackle Howard Payne
2 Earl Gros Fullback Louisiana State
3 Pete Case Tackle Georgia
4 Gary Cutsinger Defensive End Oklahoma State (from Boston)
5 Bill Rice End Alabama
6 Ray Pinion Guard Texas Christian
7 Gus Gonzales Guard Tulane
8 Clyde Brock Defensive Tackle Utah State
9 Larry Onesti Linebacker Northwestern
10 Bob Moses End Texas-Austin
11 John Thomas Guard McMurry
12 Jack Collins Halfback Texas-Austin
13 Royce Cassell End New Mexico State
14 Glynn Griffing Quarterback Mississippi
15 Ken Shaffer Tackle Marquette
16 Billy Ray Adams Fullback Mississippi
17 Bill Miller Defensive Tackle New Mexico Highlands
18 Art Perkins Halfback North Texas State
19 Bobby Jancik Defensive back Lamar Tech
20 Joe Bob Isbell Guard Houston
21 Roland Jackson Fullback Rice
22 Ken Bolin Halfback Houston
23 Bill Van Buren Center Iowa
24 Boyd Melvin Tackle Northwestern
25 Bob Johnson Tackle Rice
26 Harold Hays Guard Mississippi Southern
27 Roger McFarland Halfback Kansas
28 Gary Henson End Colorado
29 Ron Osborne Tackle Clemson
30 Bob Clemens Halfback Pittsburgh
31 Al Kimbrough Halfback Northwestern
32 Al Lerderle End Georgia Tech
33 Don Talbert Tackle Texas

Standings

AFL Eastern Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Houston Oilers 11 3 0 .786 5–1 387 270 W7
Boston Patriots 9 4 1 .692 4–1–1 346 295 L1
Buffalo Bills 7 6 1 .538 1–4–1 309 272 W2
New York Titans 5 9 0 .357 1–5 278 423 L3

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Season schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 9, 1962 at Buffalo Bills W 28–23
31,236
2 September 16, 1962 at Boston Patriots L 34–21
32,276
3 September 29, 1962 at San Diego Chargers W 42–17
28,061
4 Bye
5 October 7, 1962 Buffalo Bills W 17–14
26,350
6 October 14, 1962 New York Titans W 56–17
20,650
7 October 21, 1962 at Denver Broncos L 20–10
29,017
8 October 28, 1962 Dallas Texans L 31–7
31,750
9 November 4, 1962 at Dallas Texans W 14–6
29,017
10 November 11, 1962 at Oakland Raiders W 28–20
11,000
11 November 18, 1962 Boston Patriots W 21–17
35,250
12 November 25, 1962 San Diego Chargers W 33–27
28,235
13 December 2, 1962 Denver Broncos W 34–17
30,650
14 December 9, 1962 Oakland Raiders W 32–17
27,400
15 December 15, 1962 at New York Titans W 44–10
8,167

Roster

Houston Oilers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs CB

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Postseason

AFL Championship Game

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Texans 3 14 0 003 20
Oilers 0 0 7 1000 17

Dallas Texans 20, Houston Oilers 17 (2OT)

December 23, 1962, at Jeppesen Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 37,981

Scoring

  • DAL – Field goal Brooker 16
  • DAL – Haynes 28 pass from Dawson (Brooker kick)
  • DAL – Haynes 2 run (Brooker kick)
  • HOU – Dewveall 15 pass from Blanda (Blanda kick)
  • HOU – Field goal Blanda 31
  • HOU – Tolar 1 run (Blanda kick)
  • DAL – Field goal Brooker 25

References

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Conference championships (1)
League championships (2)
Retired numbers
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Seasons (59)
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