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1962 Washington Redskins season
Head Coach Bill McPeak
Home Field DC Stadium
Results
Record 5-7-2
Place 4th NFL Eastern
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1961 1963

The 1962 Washington Redskins began with the team trying to improve on their 1-12-1 record from 1961.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Ernie Davis was the first black player to be chosen first overall in the NFL Draft.[1] 1962

Round Pick Player Position School/Club Team
1 1 Ernie Davis Running Back Syracuse
2 15 Joe Hernandez Wide Receiver Arizona
3 29 Bob Mitinger Linebacker Penn State
4 43 Billy Neighbors Guard Alabama
7 85 Bert Coan Halfback Kansas
8 99 Ron Hatcher Fullback Michigan State
9 113 Dave Viti End Boston University
[2]

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 16, 1962 at Dallas Cowboys T 35-35
15,730
2 September 23, 1962 at Cleveland Browns W 17-16
57,491
3 September 30, 1962 St. Louis Cardinals W 24-14
37,419
4 October 7, 1962 Los Angeles Rams W 20-14
18,104
5 October 14, 1962 at St. Louis Cardinals T 17-17
38,264
6 October 21, 1962 at Philadelphia Eagles W 27-21
60,671
7 October 28, 1962 at New York Giants L 49-34
62,844
8 November 4, 1962 Dallas Cowboys L 38-10
49,888
9 November 11, 1962 Cleveland Browns W 17-9
48,169
10 November 18, 1962 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 23-21
21,231
11 November 25, 1962 New York Giants L 42-24
49,219
12 December 2, 1962 Philadelphia Eagles L 37-14
32,229
13 December 8, 1962 at Baltimore Colts L 34-21
56,964
14 December 16, 1962 Pittsburgh Steelers L 27-24
34,508

StandingsEdit

NFL Eastern
W L T PCT PF PA STK
New York Giants 12 2 0 .857 398 283 W-9
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 5 0 .643 312 363 W-3
Cleveland Browns 7 6 1 .538 291 257 W-1
Washington Redskins 5 7 2 .417 305 376 L-1
Dallas Cowboys 5 8 1 .385 398 402 L-2
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .308 287 356 W-2
Philadelphia Eagles 3 10 1 .231 282 356 L-2

RosterEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sports Illustrated, October 13, 2008, p.24
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.399
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Cleveland Baltimore
Dallas Chicago
NY Giants Detroit
Philadelphia Green Bay
Pittsburgh Los Angeles
St. Louis Minnesota
Washington San Francisco
1962 NFL DraftNFL ChampionshipPro Bowl
Related: 1962 AFL Season


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