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1961 American Football League All-League Players

Sporting News American Football League All-League Team - 1961

The 1961 American Football League All-League Team was selected by AFL players and published by the Sporting News. The 1961 All-League players were augmented by other All-Stars to form two squads, Eastern and Western, to play in the first All-Star Game after the 1961 season. The Sporting News' offensive and defensive teams are shown below, followed by names of players on the squads of the Eastern and Western All-Star Team for 1961.

Offense

Player AFL Team Position AFL Division
Charlie Hennigan Houston Oilers End Eastern
Lionel Taylor Denver Broncos End Western
Ron Mix San Diego Chargers Tackle Western
Al Jamison Houston Oilers Tackle Eastern
Bob Mischak New York Titans Guard Eastern
Charley Leo Boston Patriots Guard Eastern
Jim Otto Oakland Raiders Center Western
George Blanda Houston Oilers Quarterback Eastern
Abner Haynes Dallas Texans Halfback Western
Billy Cannon Houston Oilers Halfback Eastern
Bill Mathis New York Titans Fullback Eastern

Defense

Player AFL Team Position AFL Division
Earl Faison San Diego Chargers End Western
Don Floyd Houston Oilers End Eastern
Bud McFadin Denver Broncos Tackle Western
Chuck McMurtry Buffalo Bills Tackle Eastern
Sherrill Headrick Dallas Texans Linebacker Western
Archie Matsos Buffalo Bills Linebacker Eastern
Chuck Allen San Diego Chargers Linebacker Western
Tony Banfield Houston Oilers Back Eastern
Dick Harris San Diego Chargers Back Western
Dave Webster Dallas Texans Back Western
Charley McNeil San Diego Chargers Back Western

Additional Eastern players on the 1961 AFL All-Star Team

Offense

Defense

Additional Western players on the 1961 AFL All-Star Team

Offense

Defense

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