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1974 Baltimore Colts

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2-12-0, Finished 5th in AFC East Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.7, Offense: -4.6, Defense: -4.1, SoS: 1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 190 points (13.6/g), 23rd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 329 points (23.5/g), 25th.
 Differential of -139 points (-9.9/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 3.0-11.0.

Coach: Howard Schnellenberger (0-3-0) and Joe Thomas (2-9-0)

Stadium: Memorial Stadium (Baltimore)
 Training Camp: McDonogh High School (Owings Mills, Maryland)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bert Jones 23 1 8 143 for 270, 1,610 yards, 8 td, 12 int, & 39 rushes for 279 yards and 4 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1973
RB Lydell Mitchell 25 2 14 214 rushes for 757 yards, 5 td, & 72 catches for 544 yards and 2 td Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 48th pick / 1972
FB Bill Olds 23 1 13 129 rushes for 475 yards, 1 td, & 21 catches for 153 yards and 2 td Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 61st pick / 1973
WR Roger Carr 22 Rook 8 21 catches for 405 yards, 0 td Baltimore Colts / 1st / 24th pick / 1974
WR Glenn Doughty 27 2 12 24 catches for 300 yards, 2 td, & 7 rushes for 51 yards and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 47th pick / 1972
TE Raymond Chester 26 4 14 37 catches for 461 yards, 1 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1970
LT Dave Taylor 25 1 14 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 5th / 114th pick / 1973
LG Glenn Ressler 31 9 14 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 3rd / 17th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 36th pick / 1965
C Ken Mendenhall 26 3 14 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 116th pick / 1970
RG Elmer Collett 30 7 14 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 208th pick / 1966
RT Dennis Nelson 28 4 14 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 77th pick / 1969
 Defensive Starters
LDE Fred Cook 22 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1974
LDT Jim Bailey 26 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 44th pick / 1970
RDT Joe Ehrmann 25 1 12 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1973
RDE John Dutton 23 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1974
LLB Tom MacLeod 23 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 74th pick / 1973
MLB Mike Curtis* 31 9 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 14th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 21st pick / 1965
RLB Stan White 25 2 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 17th / 438th pick / 1972
LCB Ray Oldham 23 1 10 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 8th / 189th pick / 1973
RCB Nelson Munsey 26 2 14
SS Bruce Laird 24 2 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 6th / 152nd pick / 1972
FS Rick Volk 29 7 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 45th pick / 1967
 Special Teams Starters
K Toni Linhart 32 2 0 12 of 20 field goals & 22 of 22 extra points
P David Lee 31 8 0 71 punts for a 37.1 average, 1 blocked
PR Tim Berra 23 Rook 0 16 punt returns for a 7.1 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 17th / 421st pick / 1974
KR Cotton Speyrer 25 2 6 22 kick returns for a 24.5 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 2nd / 38th pick / 1971

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
36 John Andrews 26 14 1 227 6-3 Indiana 11/2/1948 2 0 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 130th pick / 1971
79 Jim Bailey 26 LDT 14 0 253 6-4 Kansas 6/9/1948 4 5 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 44th pick / 1970
63 Mike Barnes 24 dt 11 1 255 6-6 Miami (FL) 12/24/1950 1 1 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 35th pick / 1973
84 Tim Berra 23 PR 14 0 185 5-11 Massachusetts 9/23/1951 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 17th / 421st pick / 1974
51 Tony Bertuca 24 14 0 225 6-2 Cal State-Chico 1/4/1950 Rook 2
81 Roger Carr 22 WR 11 8 200 6-3 Louisiana Tech 7/1/1952 Rook 4 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 24th pick / 1974
87 Raymond Chester 26 TE 14 14 232 6-3 Morgan St. 6/28/1948 4 5 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 24th pick / 1970
66 Elmer Collett 30 RG 14 14 244 6-6 San Francisco St. 11/7/1944 7 5 San Francisco 49ers / 14th / 208th pick / 1966
72 Fred Cook 22 LDE 14 14 244 6-4 Southern Miss 4/15/1952 Rook 5 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1974
32 Mike Curtis* 31 MLB 14 14 232 6-3 Duke 3/27/1943 9 6 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 14th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 21st pick / 1965
55 Dan Dickel 22 14 0 225 6-3 Iowa 8/24/1952 Rook 3 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 170th pick / 1974
14 Marty Domres 27 qb 14 6 220 6-4 Columbia 4/17/1947 5 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 9th pick / 1969
35 Glenn Doughty 27 WR 13 12 204 6-2 Michigan 1/30/1947 2 3 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 47th pick / 1972
78 John Dutton 23 RDE 14 14 266 6-6 Nebraska 2/6/1951 Rook 5 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 5th pick / 1974
76 Joe Ehrmann 25 RDT 14 12 260 6-5 Syracuse 3/29/1949 1 4 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 10th pick / 1973
33 Randy Hall 22 14 0 190 6-3 Idaho 2/8/1952 Rook 2 Baltimore Colts / 13th / 317th pick / 1974
7 Bert Jones 23 QB 11 8 210 6-3 LSU 9/7/1951 1 8 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 2nd pick / 1973
40 Bruce Laird 24 SS 14 14 193 6-0 American Int. 5/23/1950 2 5 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 152nd pick / 1972
49 David Lee 31 P 14 0 230 6-4 Louisiana Tech 11/8/1943 8 1
2 Toni Linhart 32 K 14 0 178 6-0 Austria Technical 7/24/1942 2 3
52 Tom MacLeod 23 LLB 14 0 225 6-3 Minnesota 1/10/1951 1 5 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 74th pick / 1973
83 Ron Mayo 24 9 0 222 6-2 Morgan St. 10/11/1950 1 0 Houston Oilers / 6th / 131st pick / 1973
23 Don McCauley 25 13 0 211 6-1 North Carolina 5/12/1949 3 2 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 22nd pick / 1971
57 Ken Mendenhall 26 C 14 14 242 6-3 Oklahoma 8/11/1948 3 5 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 116th pick / 1970
26 Lydell Mitchell 25 RB 14 14 204 5-11 Penn St. 5/30/1949 2 11 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 48th pick / 1972
31 Nelson Munsey 26 RCB 14 14 188 6-1 Wyoming 7/2/1948 2 4
50 Dan Neal 25 14 0 250 6-4 Kentucky 8/30/1949 1 3 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 270th pick / 1973
68 Dennis Nelson 28 RT 14 14 260 6-5 Illinois St. 2/2/1946 4 5 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 77th pick / 1969
30 Doug Nettles 23 db 13 4 179 6-0 Vanderbilt 8/13/1951 Rook 2 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 129th pick / 1974
25 Ray Oldham 23 LCB 14 10 200 6-0 Middle Tenn. St. 2/23/1951 1 4 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 189th pick / 1973
38 Bill Olds 23 FB 13 13 224 6-1 Nebraska 2/21/1951 1 5 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 61st pick / 1973
37 Joe Orduna 26 14 0 195 6-0 Nebraska 11/6/1948 2 0 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1971
61 Robert Pratt 23 13 0 255 6-3 North Carolina 5/25/1951 Rook 3 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 67th pick / 1974
62 Glenn Ressler 31 LG 14 14 250 6-3 Penn St. 5/21/1943 9 5 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 17th pick / 1965
Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 36th pick / 1965
56 Danny Rhodes 23 14 0 220 6-2 Arkansas 3/18/1951 Rook 2 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 140th pick / 1974
43 Tim Rudnick 22 14 0 185 5-10 Notre Dame 3/6/1952 Rook 2 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 265th pick / 1974
86 Freddie Scott 22 wr 14 2 180 6-2 Amherst 8/5/1952 Rook 3 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 174th pick / 1974
60 Dave Simonson 22 13 0 246 6-6 Minnesota 5/2/1952 Rook 3 Baltimore Colts / 12th / 292nd pick / 1974
80 Ollie Smith 25 1 0 203 6-3 Tennessee St. 3/8/1949 1 0 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 85th pick / 1973
28 Cotton Speyrer 25 KR 13 6 175 6-0 Texas 4/29/1949 2 1 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 38th pick / 1971
64 Dave Taylor 25 LT 14 14 260 6-4 Catawba 10/17/1949 1 5 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 114th pick / 1973
12 Bill Troup 23 1 0 220 6-5 Virginia,South Carolina 4/2/1951 Rook 0
67 Bob Van Duyne 22 14 0 243 6-5 Idaho 5/15/1952 Rook 3 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 240th pick / 1974
21 Rick Volk 29 FS 14 14 195 6-3 Michigan 3/15/1945 7 5 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 45th pick / 1967
53 Stan White 25 RLB 14 14 225 6-1 Ohio St. 10/24/1949 2 5 Baltimore Colts / 17th / 438th pick / 1972
74 Steve Williams 23 12 0 260 6-6 West. Carolina 1/12/1951 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 252nd pick / 1972
65 Bill Windauer 25 rdt 9 5 250 6-4 Iowa 11/22/1949 1 2 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 191st pick / 1973
Team Total 24.9 14 222.1 6-2.7 2.0