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1972 Baltimore Colts

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5-9-0, Finished 3rd in AFC East Division  · 1972 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.3, Offense: -5.1, Defense: 2.8, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 235 points (16.8/g), 20th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 252 points (18.0/g), 11th.
 Differential of -17 points (-1.2/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 6.4-7.6.

Coach: Don McCafferty (1-4-0) and John Sandusky (4-5-0)

Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
 Training Camp: Colorado School of Mines (Golden, Colorado)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Marty Domres 25 3 9 115 for 222, 1,392 yards, 11 td, 6 int, & 30 rushes for 137 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 9th pick / 1969
RB Don McCauley 23 1 10 178 rushes for 675 yards, 2 td, & 30 catches for 256 yards and 2 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 22nd pick / 1971
FB Don Nottingham 23 1 11 123 rushes for 466 yards, 3 td, & 25 catches for 191 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 17th / 441st pick / 1971
WR Sam Havrilak 25 3 14 33 catches for 571 yards, 4 td, & 12 rushes for 72 yards and 2 td Baltimore Colts / 8th / 207th pick / 1969
WR Jim O'Brien 25 2 8 11 catches for 263 yards, 2 td, & 3 rushes for 9 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 70th pick / 1970
TE Tom Mitchell 28 6 14 40 catches for 494 yards, 4 td Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 58th pick / 1966
LT Bob Vogel 31 9 14 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1963
LG Glenn Ressler 29 7 9 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 17th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 36th pick / 1965
C Bill Curry* 30 7 14 2 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 23rd / 183rd pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 20th / 279th pick / 1964
RG Dan Sullivan 33 10 14 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 37th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 10th / 80th pick / 1962
RT Dennis Nelson 26 2 13 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 77th pick / 1969
 Defensive Starters
LDE Billy Newsome 24 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 5th / 122nd pick / 1970
LDT Fred Miller 32 9 8 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 7th / 93rd pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 26th / 201st pick / 1962
RDT Jim Bailey 24 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 44th pick / 1970
RDE Roy Hilton 29 7 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 8th / 59th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 15th / 210th pick / 1965
LLB Ted Hendricks* 25 3 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1969
MLB Mike Curtis 29 7 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 14th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 21st pick / 1965
RLB Ray May 27 5 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 89th pick / 1967
LCB Charlie Stukes 29 5 12 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 4th / 100th pick / 1967
RCB Lonnie Hepburn 23 1 11 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 13th / 333rd pick / 1971
SS Jerry Logan 31 9 13 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 4th / 47th pick / 1963
Oakland Raiders / 9th / 65th pick / 1963
FS Rick Volk 27 5 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 45th pick / 1967
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim O'Brien 25 2 8 13 of 31 field goals & 24 of 24 extra points Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 70th pick / 1970
P David Lee 29 6 0 57 punts for a 42.1 average, 1 blocked
PR Bruce Laird* 22 Rook 1 34 punt returns for a 8.9 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 6th / 152nd pick / 1972
KR Bruce Laird* 22 Rook 1 29 kick returns for a 29.1 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 6th / 152nd pick / 1972

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
73 Richard Amman 22 14 0 245 6-5 Florida St. 9/21/1950 Rook 3 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 260th pick / 1972
79 Jim Bailey 24 RDT 14 14 253 6-4 Kansas 6/9/1948 2 7 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 44th pick / 1970
36 Norm Bulaich 26 6 2 218 6-1 TCU 12/25/1946 2 1 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 18th pick / 1970
50 Bill Curry* 30 C 14 14 235 6-3 Georgia Tech 10/21/1942 7 7 Oakland Raiders / 23rd / 183rd pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 20th / 279th pick / 1964
32 Mike Curtis 29 MLB 14 14 232 6-3 Duke 3/27/1943 7 8 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 14th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 21st pick / 1965
14 Marty Domres 25 QB 12 9 220 6-4 Columbia 4/17/1947 3 6 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 9th pick / 1969
35 Glenn Doughty 25 5 0 204 6-2 Michigan 1/30/1947 Rook 1 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 47th pick / 1972
74 Tom Drougas 23 14 1 257 6-4 Oregon 12/25/1949 Rook 3 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 22nd pick / 1972
52 Randy Edmunds 26 3 0 220 6-2 Georgia Tech 6/24/1946 4 3 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 217th pick / 1968
30 Willie Franklin 23 4 0 195 6-2 Oklahoma 10/9/1949 Rook 0
17 Sam Havrilak 25 WR 14 14 195 6-2 Bucknell 12/13/1947 3 6 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 207th pick / 1969
83 Ted Hendricks* 25 LLB 14 14 220 6-7 Miami (FL) 11/1/1947 3 10 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1969
43 Lonnie Hepburn 23 RCB 14 11 180 5-11 Texas Southern 5/12/1949 1 6 Miami Dolphins / 13th / 333rd pick / 1971
85 Roy Hilton 29 RDE 14 14 240 6-6 Jackson St. 3/23/1943 7 7 Houston Oilers / 8th / 59th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 15th / 210th pick / 1965
75 Chuck Hinton 33 13 6 257 6-5 North Carolina Central 8/11/1939 8 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 27th pick / 1962
33 Eddie Hinton 25 8 2 200 6-0 Oklahoma 6/26/1947 3 1 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 25th pick / 1969
61 Cornelius Johnson 29 13 5 245 6-2 Virginia Union 7/12/1943 4 3 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 204th pick / 1967
44 Rex Kern 23 5 3 190 5-11 Ohio St. 5/28/1949 1 3 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 260th pick / 1971
40 Bruce Laird* 22 KR 14 1 193 6-0 American Int. 5/23/1950 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 152nd pick / 1972
51 Bill Laskey 29 14 0 235 6-3 Michigan 2/10/1943 7 4
49 David Lee 29 P 14 0 230 6-4 Louisiana Tech 11/8/1943 6 2
20 Jerry Logan 31 SS 14 13 185 6-1 West Texas A&M 8/27/1941 9 7 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 47th pick / 1963
Oakland Raiders / 9th / 65th pick / 1963
41 Tom Matte 33 6 4 214 6-0 Ohio St. 6/14/1939 11 3 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 7th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 5th / 37th pick / 1961
56 Ray May 27 RLB 14 14 230 6-1 USC 6/4/1945 5 7 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 89th pick / 1967
23 Don McCauley 23 RB 14 10 211 6-1 North Carolina 5/12/1949 1 8 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 22nd pick / 1971
57 Ken Mendenhall 24 12 0 242 6-3 Oklahoma 8/11/1948 1 3 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 116th pick / 1970
11 Jack Mildren 23 14 1 200 6-1 Oklahoma 10/10/1949 Rook 4 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 46th pick / 1972
76 Fred Miller 32 LDT 12 8 250 6-3 LSU 8/8/1940 9 7 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 93rd pick / 1962
Oakland Raiders / 26th / 201st pick / 1962
26 Lydell Mitchell 23 rb 11 1 204 5-11 Penn St. 5/30/1949 Rook 3 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 48th pick / 1972
84 Tom Mitchell 28 TE 14 14 215 6-2 Bucknell 8/22/1944 6 5 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 58th pick / 1966
88 John Mosier 24 14 0 220 6-3 Kansas 3/1/1948 1 1 Denver Broncos / 6th / 141st pick / 1970
31 Nelson Munsey 24 9 1 188 6-1 Wyoming 7/2/1948 Rook 3
68 Dennis Nelson 26 RT 13 13 260 6-5 Illinois St. 2/2/1946 2 5 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 77th pick / 1969
81 Billy Newsome 24 LDE 14 14 250 6-4 Grambling St. 3/2/1948 2 7 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 122nd pick / 1970
48 Don Nottingham 23 FB 14 11 210 5-10 Kent St. 6/28/1949 1 5 Baltimore Colts / 17th / 441st pick / 1971
34 Tom Nowatzke 30 6 0 230 6-3 Indiana 9/30/1942 7 0 New York Jets / 1st / 4th pick / 1965
Detroit Lions / 1st / 11th pick / 1965
80 Jim O'Brien 25 K 14 8 195 6-0 Cincinnati 2/2/1947 2 1 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 70th pick / 1970
62 Glenn Ressler 29 LG 9 9 250 6-3 Penn St. 5/21/1943 7 5 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 17th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 36th pick / 1965
64 John Shinners 25 6 0 255 6-3 Xavier (OH) 3/1/1947 3 2 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 17th pick / 1969
2 Boris Shlapak 22 8 0 175 6-0 Drake,Michigan St. 5/18/1950 Rook -1
28 Cotton Speyrer 23 5 4 175 6-0 Texas 4/29/1949 Rook 1 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 38th pick / 1971
47 Charlie Stukes 29 LCB 12 12 212 6-3 Md-Eastern Shore 9/13/1943 5 7 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 100th pick / 1967
71 Dan Sullivan 33 RG 14 14 250 6-3 Boston Col. 9/1/1939 10 5 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 37th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 10th / 80th pick / 1962
19 Johnny Unitas 39 qb 8 5 194 6-1 Louisville 5/7/1933 16 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 102nd pick / 1955
72 Bob Vogel 31 LT 14 14 250 6-5 Ohio St. 9/23/1941 9 5 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1963
21 Rick Volk 27 FS 14 14 195 6-3 Michigan 3/15/1945 5 7 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 45th pick / 1967
54 Stan White 23 14 0 225 6-1 Ohio St. 10/24/1949 Rook 3 Baltimore Colts / 17th / 438th pick / 1972
Team Total 26.5 14 220.2 6-2.2 3.8