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1971 Baltimore Colts

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10-4-0, AFC East Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.4, Offense: 2.0, Defense: 8.5, SoS: -1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 313 points (22.4/g), 5th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 140 points (10.0/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 173 points (12.4/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.2-1.8.

Coach: Don McCafferty (10-4-0)

Stadium: Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: McDaniel College (Western Maryland College) (Westminster, Maryland)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Earl Morrall 37 15 9 84 for 167, 1,210 yards, 7 td, 12 int, & 6 rushes for 13 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1956
RB Tom Matte 32 10 14 173 rushes for 607 yards, 8 td, & 29 catches for 239 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 5th / 37th pick / 1961
FB Norm Bulaich* 25 1 12 152 rushes for 741 yards, 8 td, & 25 catches for 229 yards and 2 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 18th pick / 1970
WR Eddie Hinton 24 2 11 25 catches for 436 yards, 2 td, & 4 rushes for 56 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 25th pick / 1969
WR Ray Perkins 30 4 14 24 catches for 424 yards, 4 td, & 5 rushes for 35 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 7th / 110th pick / 1966
TE Tom Mitchell 27 5 9 33 catches for 402 yards, 0 td, & 2 rushes for 9 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 58th pick / 1966
LT Bob Vogel* 30 8 14 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1963
LG Glenn Ressler 28 6 14 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 3rd / 17th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 36th pick / 1965
C Bill Curry* 29 6 14 Oakland Raiders / 23rd / 183rd pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 20th / 279th pick / 1964
RG John Williams 26 3 14 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 23rd pick / 1968
RT Dennis Nelson 25 1 2 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 77th pick / 1969
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bubba Smith*+ 26 4 14 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1967
LDT Billy Newsome 23 1 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 5th / 122nd pick / 1970
RDT Fred Miller 31 8 13 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 93rd pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 26th / 201st pick / 1962
RDE Roy Hilton 28 6 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 8th / 59th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 15th / 210th pick / 1965
LLB Ray May 26 4 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 89th pick / 1967
MLB Mike Curtis* 28 6 12 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 14th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 21st pick / 1965
RLB Ted Hendricks*+ 24 2 14 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1969
LCB Charlie Stukes 28 4 14 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 4th / 100th pick / 1967
RCB Jim Duncan 25 2 10 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 107th pick / 1968
SS Jerry Logan* 30 8 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 4th / 47th pick / 1963
Oakland Raiders / 9th / 65th pick / 1963
FS Rick Volk*+ 26 4 14 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 45th pick / 1967
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim O'Brien 24 1 0 20 of 29 field goals & 35 of 36 extra points Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 70th pick / 1970
P David Lee 28 5 0 62 punts for a 41.0 average, 0 blocked
PR Rick Volk*+ 26 4 14 22 punt returns for a 5.4 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 45th pick / 1967
KR Charlie Pittman 23 1 0 14 kick returns for a 23.6 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 58th pick / 1970

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
79 Jim Bailey 23 13 1 253 6-4 Kansas 6/9/1948 1 5 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 44th pick / 1970
53 Tom Beutler 25 4 0 234 6-1 Toledo 9/29/1946 1 4 Cleveland Browns / 12th / 319th pick / 1968
36 Norm Bulaich* 25 FB 13 12 218 6-1 TCU 12/25/1946 1 11 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 18th pick / 1970
50 Bill Curry* 29 C 14 14 235 6-3 Georgia Tech 10/21/1942 6 10 Oakland Raiders / 23rd / 183rd pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 20th / 279th pick / 1964
32 Mike Curtis* 28 MLB 13 12 232 6-3 Duke 3/27/1943 6 12 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 14th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 21st pick / 1965
25 Tom Curtis 24 14 0 196 6-1 Michigan 11/1/1947 1 4 Baltimore Colts / 14th / 356th pick / 1970
35 Jim Duncan 25 RCB 11 10 200 6-2 Md-Eastern Shore 8/3/1946 2 7 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 107th pick / 1968
46 Lenny Dunlap 22 4 0 196 6-1 North Texas 6/25/1949 Rook 3 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 26th pick / 1971
69 Rusty Ganas 22 1 0 257 6-4 South Carolina 8/12/1949 Rook 3
30 Ron Gardin 27 1 0 180 5-11 Cameron,Arizona 9/25/1944 1 2 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 148th pick / 1970
17 Sam Havrilak 24 14 0 195 6-2 Bucknell 12/13/1947 2 0 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 207th pick / 1969
83 Ted Hendricks*+ 24 RLB 14 14 220 6-7 Miami (FL) 11/1/1947 2 18 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1969
43 Lonnie Hepburn 22 3 0 180 5-11 Texas Southern 5/12/1949 Rook 3 Miami Dolphins / 13th / 333rd pick / 1971
85 Roy Hilton 28 RDE 14 14 240 6-6 Jackson St. 3/23/1943 6 9 Houston Oilers / 8th / 59th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 15th / 210th pick / 1965
33 Eddie Hinton 24 WR 14 11 200 6-0 Oklahoma 6/26/1947 2 7 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 25th pick / 1969
61 Cornelius Johnson 28 7 0 245 6-2 Virginia Union 7/12/1943 3 3 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 204th pick / 1967
44 Rex Kern 22 14 4 190 5-11 Ohio St. 5/28/1949 Rook 4 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 260th pick / 1971
67 Lynn Larson 23 1 0 254 6-4 Kansas St. 3/9/1948 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 4th / 79th pick / 1970
51 Bill Laskey 28 13 2 235 6-3 Michigan 2/10/1943 6 5
49 David Lee 28 P 14 0 230 6-4 Louisiana Tech 11/8/1943 5 2
20 Jerry Logan* 30 SS 14 14 185 6-1 West Texas A&M 8/27/1941 8 10 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 47th pick / 1963
Oakland Raiders / 9th / 65th pick / 1963
88 John Mackey 30 14 5 224 6-2 Syracuse 9/24/1941 8 2 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 19th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 5th / 35th pick / 1963
41 Tom Matte 32 RB 14 14 214 6-0 Ohio St. 6/14/1939 10 10 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 5th / 37th pick / 1961
56 Ray May 26 LLB 14 14 230 6-1 USC 6/4/1945 4 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 89th pick / 1967
23 Don McCauley 22 13 0 211 6-1 North Carolina 5/12/1949 Rook 3 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 22nd pick / 1971
57 Ken Mendenhall 23 14 0 242 6-3 Oklahoma 8/11/1948 Rook 4 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 116th pick / 1970
76 Fred Miller 31 RDT 14 13 250 6-3 LSU 8/8/1940 8 9 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 93rd pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 26th / 201st pick / 1962
84 Tom Mitchell 27 TE 14 9 215 6-2 Bucknell 8/22/1944 5 6 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 58th pick / 1966
15 Earl Morrall 37 QB 14 9 205 6-1 Michigan St. 5/17/1934 15 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1956
68 Dennis Nelson 25 RT 14 2 260 6-5 Illinois St. 2/2/1946 1 7 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 77th pick / 1969
81 Billy Newsome 23 LDT 14 14 250 6-4 Grambling St. 3/2/1948 1 11 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 122nd pick / 1970
52 Robbie Nichols 25 4 0 220 6-3 Tulsa 11/17/1946 1 4
48 Don Nottingham 22 14 2 210 5-10 Kent St. 6/28/1949 Rook 5 Baltimore Colts / 17th / 441st pick / 1971
34 Tom Nowatzke 29 14 0 230 6-3 Indiana 9/30/1942 6 0 New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 1st / 11th pick / 1965
80 Jim O'Brien 24 K 14 0 195 6-0 Cincinnati 2/2/1947 1 5 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 70th pick / 1970
27 Ray Perkins 30 WR 14 14 183 6-3 Alabama 12/6/1941 4 7 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 110th pick / 1966
42 Charlie Pittman 23 KR 10 0 200 6-1 Penn St. 1/22/1948 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 58th pick / 1970
62 Glenn Ressler 28 LG 14 14 250 6-3 Penn St. 5/21/1943 6 7 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 17th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 36th pick / 1965
87 Willie Richardson 32 12 3 198 6-1 Jackson St. 11/17/1939 8 3 New York Jets / 3rd / 19th pick / 1963
Baltimore Colts / 7th / 89th pick / 1963
78 Bubba Smith*+ 26 LDE 14 14 265 6-7 Michigan St. 2/28/1945 4 16 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1967
47 Charlie Stukes 28 LCB 14 14 212 6-3 Md-Eastern Shore 9/13/1943 4 9 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 100th pick / 1967
71 Dan Sullivan 32 12 12 250 6-3 Boston Col. 9/1/1939 9 4 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 37th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 10th / 80th pick / 1962
19 Johnny Unitas 38 qb 13 5 194 6-1 Louisville 5/7/1933 15 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1955
72 Bob Vogel* 30 LT 14 14 250 6-5 Ohio St. 9/23/1941 8 10 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1963
21 Rick Volk*+ 26 FS 14 14 195 6-3 Michigan 3/15/1945 4 15 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 45th pick / 1967
75 John Williams 26 RG 14 14 256 6-3 Minnesota 10/27/1945 3 7 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 23rd pick / 1968
74 George Wright 24 10 0 265 6-3 Sam Houston St. 3/3/1947 1 4 Baltimore Colts / 9th / 210th pick / 1969
Team Total 26.6 14 222.3 6-2.3 3.8