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1960 Buffalo Bills season
Head Coach Buster Ramsey
Home Field War Memorial Stadium
Results
Record 5–8–1
Place 3rd AFL Eastern
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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N/A 1961

The 1960 Buffalo Bills season was the team’s first season in the American Football League. Home games were played at War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo, New York

OffseasonEdit

1960 AFL DraftEdit

Two Rounds of draft were held, the first round called "First Selections", the second round "Second Selections".

First SelectionsEdit

  • Charles Bevins, HB, Morris Brown
  • Don Black, E, New Mexico
  • Bill Burrell, G, Illinois
  • Paul Choquette, FB, Brown
  • Mike Connelly, C, Utah State
  • Jim Conroy, FB, USC
  • Bob Coogan, T/G, Utah
  • Louis Cordileone, G, Clemson
  • Ted Dean, FB, Wichita
  • Willie Evans, HB, Buffalo
  • Ross Fichtner, QB, Purdue
  • Jon Gilliam, C, E. Texas State
  • Al Goldstein, E, North Carolina
  • James Houston, E, Ohio State
  • Ray Jauch, HB, Iowa
  • Robert Khayat, T, Mississippi
  • Ken Kirk, C, Mississippi
  • Jim Leo, E, Cincinnati
  • Richie Lucas, QB, Penn State
  • Charles McMurtry, T/G, Whittier
  • Bubba Meyer, E, TCU
  • Ron Miller, E, Vanderbilt
  • Gale Oliver, T, Texas A&M
  • Harold Olsen, T, Clemson
  • Ray Peterson, HB, West Virginia
  • Vince Promuto, G, Holy Cross
  • Rene Ramirez, HB, Texas
  • Len Rohde, T, Utah State
  • Joe Schaffer, T, Tennessee
  • Wayne Schneider, HB, Colorado State
  • Ivan Toncic, QB, Pittsburgh
  • Larry Wilson, HB, Utah

Second SelectionsEdit

  • Dwight Baumgartner, E, Duke
  • Tom Day, T/G, North Carolina A&T
  • Babe Dreymala, T/G, Texas
  • Joe Gomes, HB, South Carolina
  • Mike Graney, E, Notre Dame
  • Pete Hall, QB, Marquette
  • Jim Hanna, E, USC
  • Ernie Hanson, C, Arizona State
  • John Littlejohn, HB, Kansas State
  • Marvin Luster, E, UCLA
  • Dwight Nichols, HB, Iowa State
  • Merlin Priddy, HB, TCU
  • Gary Ratkowski, HB, Citadel
  • Dale Rems, T/G, Purdue
  • Carl Robison, T/G, S. Carolina State
  • Bob Sliva, T/G, Stephen F. Austin
  • James Sorey, T/G, Texas Southern
  • Jerry Thompson, T/G, Oklahoma
  • Royce Whittington, T/G, Southwestern
  • Darrell Harper, HB, Michigan

1960 Regular SeasonEdit

Season scheduleEdit

PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Notes Attendance
1 July 29, 1960 Boston Patriots L 28–7 First game in American Football League history
16,474
2 August 13, 1960 Denver Broncos W 31–14 Played at Aquinas Stadium in Rochester, New York
6,200
3 August 24, 1960 Oakland Raiders L 26–21
17,071

Regular seasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 11, 1960 at New York Titans L 27–3
10,200
2 September 18, 1960 Denver Broncos L 27–21
15,229
3 September 23, 1960 at Boston Patriots W 13–0
20,732
4 October 2, 1960 Los Angeles Chargers L 24–10
15,821
5 October 16, 1960 New York Titans L 17–13
14,988
6 October 23, 1960 Oakland Raiders W 38–9
8,876
7 October 30, 1960 Houston Oilers W 25–24
23,001
8 November 6, 1960 Dallas Texans L 45–28
19,610
9 November 13, 1960 at Oakland Raiders L 20–7
8,800
10 November 20, 1960 at Los Angeles Chargers W 32–3
16,161
11 November 27, 1960 at Denver Broncos T 38–38
7,785
12 December 4, 1960 Boston Patriots W 38–14
14,335
13 December 11, 1960 at Houston Oilers L 31–23
25,243
14 December 18, 1960 at Dallas Texans L 24–7
18,000

1960 Season StandingsEdit

Eastern Division
TeamWLTPCTPFPA
*Houston Oilers 1040.714379285
New York Titans 770.500382399
Buffalo Bills 581.385296303
Boston Patriots 590.357286349

ReferencesEdit

Eastern Division Western Division
Boston Dallas Texans
Buffalo Denver
Houston Los Angeles Chargers
New York Titans Oakland
1960 AFL Draft1960 AFL Championship Game1960 AFL All-Star game
Related: 1960 NFL Season

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