1962 Washington Redskins season
OwnerGeorge Preston Marshall
Head coachBill McPeak
Home fieldD.C. Stadium
Results
Record5–7–2
Division place4th NFL Eastern
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1962 Washington Redskins season was the franchise's 31st season in the National Football League (NFL) and their 26th in Washington, D.C. The team tried to improve on their 1–12–1 record from 1961 and did by making it 5-7-2.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 1962 NFL Draft

Ernie Davis was the first black player to be chosen first overall in the NFL Draft.[1][2][3]

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

Regular season

Schedule

Ref:[4]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
1 September 16 at Dallas Cowboys T 35–35 0–0–1 Cotton Bowl 15,730 Recap
2 September 23 at Cleveland Browns W 17–16 1–0–1 Cleveland Municipal Stadium 57,491 Recap
3 September 30 St. Louis Cardinals W 24–14 2–0–1 D.C. Stadium 37,419 Recap
4 October 7 Los Angeles Rams W 20–14 3–0–1 D.C. Stadium 18,104 Recap
5 October 14 at St. Louis Cardinals T 17–17 3–0–2 Busch Stadium 38,264 Recap
6 October 21 at Philadelphia Eagles W 27–21 4–0–2 Franklin Field 60,671 Recap
7 October 28 at New York Giants L 34–49 4–1–2 Yankee Stadium 62,844 Recap
8 November 4 Dallas Cowboys L 10–38 4–2–2 D.C. Stadium 49,888 Recap
9 November 11 Cleveland Browns W 17–9 5–2–2 D.C. Stadium 48,169 Recap
10 November 18 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 21–23 5–3–2 Forbes Field 21,231 Recap
11 November 25 New York Giants L 24–42 5–4–2 D.C. Stadium 49,219 Recap
12 December 2 Philadelphia Eagles L 14–37 5–5–2 D.C. Stadium 32,229 Recap
13 December 8 at Baltimore Colts L 21–34 5–6–2 Memorial Stadium 56,964 Recap
14 December 16 Pittsburgh Steelers L 24–27 5–7–2 D.C. Stadium 34,508 Recap
Note: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.

Standings

NFL Eastern Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
New York Giants 12 2 0 .857 10–2 398 283 W9
Pittsburgh Steelers 9 5 0 .643 8–4 312 363 W3
Cleveland Browns 7 6 1 .538 6–5–1 291 257 W1
Washington Redskins 5 7 2 .417 4–6–2 305 376 L1
Dallas Cowboys 5 8 1 .385 4–7–1 398 402 L2
St. Louis Cardinals 4 9 1 .308 4–7–1 287 361 W2
Philadelphia Eagles 3 10 1 .231 3–8–1 282 356 L2

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

Roster

References

  1. ^ Sports Illustrated, October 13, 2008, p.24
  2. ^ "Ernie Davis Joins Cleveland Browns". Syracuse Post-Standard. Syracuse, New York. 23 December 1961. p. 9. Retrieved 18 December 2020. open access
  3. ^ "Washington Picks 1st Negro on Team". Petaluma Argus-Courier. AP. 4 December 1961. p. 4. Retrieved 18 December 2020. open access
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.399