|1961 Washington Huskies football|
|Conference||Athletic Association of Western Universities|
|1961 record||5–4–1 (2–1–1 AAWU)|
|Home stadium||Husky Stadium|
|1961 Athletic Association of Western Universities football standings|
|No. 16 UCLA $||3||–||1||–||0||7||–||4||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1961 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. In its fifth season under head coach Jim Owens, the team compiled a 5–4–1 record, finished in a tie for second place in the Athletic Association of Western Universities, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 119 to 98. Kermit Jorgensen was the team captain.
|September 23||Purdue*||L 6–13||54,752|
|September 30||at Illinois*||W 20–7||41,319|
|October 7||Pittsburgh*||W 22–17||54,411|
|October 14||at California||L 14–21||43,000|
|October 21||Stanford||W 13–0||52,741|
|October 28||at Oregon*||L 6–7||32,681|
|November 4||USC||T 0–0||54,916|
|November 11||Oregon State*||L 0–3||49,652|
|November 18||at UCLA||W 17–13||33,969|
|November 25||Washington State*||W 21–17||49,676|
Professional football draft selections
Two University of Washington Huskies were selected in the 1962 NFL Draft, which lasted twenty rounds with 280 selections. One of those Huskies was also selected in the 1962 AFL Draft, which lasted thirty-four rounds with 272 selections.
|= Husky Hall of Fame|
|NFL||John Meyers||Tackle||3rd||31||Los Angeles Rams|
|NFL||Jim Skaggs||Guard||10th||139||Philadelphia Eagles|
|AFL||John Meyers||Tackle||4th||25||Oakland Raiders|
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- "1962 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
- "1962 AFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
- "The Husky Hall of Fame". gohuskies.com. Retrieved October 17, 2019.