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1965 St. Louis Cardinals

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5-9-0, Finished 5th in NFL East Division  · 1965 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.0, Offense: -4.6, Defense: -2.4, SoS: -6.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 296 points (21.1/g), 9th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 309 points (22.1/g), 7th.
 Differential of -13 points (-0.9/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 6.6-7.4.

Coach: Wally Lemm (5-9-0)

Stadium: Busch Stadium (Sportsman's Par
 Training Camp: Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, Illinois)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Charley Johnson 27 4 11 155 for 322, 2,439 yards, 18 td, 15 int, & 25 rushes for 60 yards and 1 td San Diego Chargers / 8th / 63rd pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 109th pick / 1960
HB Bill Triplett 25 3 0 174 rushes for 617 yards, 6 td, & 26 catches for 256 yards and 1 td Boston Patriots / 9th / 70th pick / 1962
New York Giants / 6th / 72nd pick / 1962
FB Willis Crenshaw 24 1 0 127 rushes for 437 yards, 0 td, & 23 catches for 232 yards and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 114th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 26th / 204th pick / 1963
FL Bobby Joe Conrad 30 7 0 58 catches for 909 yards, 5 td New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1958
SE Sonny Randle* 29 6 0 51 catches for 845 yards, 9 td Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 218th pick / 1958
TE Jackie Smith 25 2 0 41 catches for 648 yards, 2 td St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
LT Bob Reynolds 26 2 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 17th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 4th / 30th pick / 1963
LG Irv Goode 25 3 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 28th pick / 1962
C Bob DeMarco* 27 4 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 157th pick / 1960
RG Ken Gray 29 7 0 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 62nd pick / 1958
RT Ernie McMillan* 27 4 0 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 176th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 29th / 226th pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Joe Robb 28 6 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 14th / 164th pick / 1959
LDT Sam Silas* 25 2 0 Boston Patriots / 6th / 46th pick / 1963
RDT Luke Owens 32 8 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1957
RDE Don Brumm 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 24th pick / 1963
LLB Larry Stallings 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
MLB Dale Meinert* 32 7 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 8th / 88th pick / 1955
RLB Bill Koman 31 9 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 8th / 91st pick / 1956
LCB Pat Fischer* 25 4 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 232nd pick / 1961
RCB Jimmy Burson 25 2 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 8th / 63rd pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 142nd pick / 1963
LS Jerry Stovall 24 2 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
RS Larry Wilson* 27 5 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Bakken* 25 3 0 21 of 31 field goals & 33 of 33 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
P Jackie Smith 25 2 0 39 punts for a 39.3 average, 1 blocked St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
PR Abe Woodson 31 7 0 18 punt returns for a 0.4 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1957
KR Abe Woodson 31 7 0 27 kick returns for a 24.6 average and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1957

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
50 Mike Alford 22 13 0 230 6-3 Auburn 6/19/1943 Rook 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 19th / 149th pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 194th pick / 1965
20 Monk Bailey 27 11 0 180 6-2 Utah 4/22/1938 1 3
25 Jim Bakken* 25 K 14 0 200 5-11 Wisconsin 11/2/1940 3 7 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
86 Don Brumm 24 RDE 14 0 245 6-3 Purdue 10/4/1941 2 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 24th pick / 1963
49 Jimmy Burson 25 RCB 12 0 175 6-0 Auburn 10/13/1940 2 6 Houston Oilers / 8th / 63rd pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 142nd pick / 1963
35 Joe Childress 32 5 0 202 6-0 Auburn 10/26/1933 9 1 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 7th pick / 1956
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 30 FL 14 0 194 6-2 Texas A&M 11/17/1935 7 9 New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1958
75 Ed Cook 33 14 0 245 6-2 Notre Dame 6/29/1932 7 3
33 Willis Crenshaw 24 FB 14 0 230 6-2 Kansas St. 7/16/1941 1 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 114th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 26th / 204th pick / 1963
61 Bob DeMarco* 27 C 14 0 248 6-2 Indiana,Dayton 9/16/1938 4 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 157th pick / 1960
37 Pat Fischer* 25 LCB 14 0 170 5-9 Nebraska 1/2/1940 4 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 232nd pick / 1961
3 Billy Gambrell 24 10 0 175 5-10 South Carolina 9/18/1941 2 2 Boston Patriots / 12th / 92nd pick / 1963
22 Prentice Gautt 27 7 0 210 6-1 Oklahoma 2/8/1938 5 2 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 19th pick / 1960
55 Irv Goode 25 LG 12 0 255 6-5 Kentucky 10/12/1940 3 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 28th pick / 1962
64 Ken Gray 29 RG 14 0 245 6-2 Howard Payne 3/10/1936 7 9 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 62nd pick / 1958
31 Mal Hammack 32 14 0 205 6-2 Florida 6/19/1933 10 0 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 26th pick / 1955
11 Buddy Humphrey 30 qb 7 3 198 6-1 Baylor 9/29/1935 6 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1959
12 Charley Johnson 27 QB 11 11 200 6-1 Schreiner College,New Mexico St. 11/22/1938 4 9 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 63rd pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 109th pick / 1960
34 Bill Koman 31 RLB 14 0 229 6-2 North Carolina 9/16/1934 9 6 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 91st pick / 1956
83 Chuck Logan 22 te 4 3 210 6-4 Northwestern 4/10/1943 1 0 Chicago Bears / 7th / 98th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 15th / 113th pick / 1964
73 Ernie McMillan* 27 RT 14 0 275 6-5 Illinois 2/21/1938 4 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 176th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 29th / 226th pick / 1961
68 Ed McQuarters 22 1 0 255 6-1 Oklahoma 4/16/1943 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 250th pick / 1965
60 Dave Meggyesy 24 14 0 220 6-2 Syracuse 11/1/1941 2 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 226th pick / 1963
62 Dale Meinert* 32 MLB 14 0 220 6-2 Oklahoma St. 12/18/1933 7 7 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 88th pick / 1955
82 Mike Melinkovich 23 14 0 245 6-4 Washington 1/7/1942 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 236th pick / 1965
14 Terry Nofsinger 27 1 0 215 6-4 Utah 7/13/1938 4 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 230th pick / 1961
28 Ray Ogden 23 3 0 225 6-5 Alabama 9/2/1942 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 40th pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 8th / 58th pick / 1965
78 Luke Owens 32 RDT 13 0 254 6-2 Kent St. 10/19/1933 8 5 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1957
88 Sonny Randle* 29 SE 14 0 189 6-2 Virginia 1/6/1936 6 8 Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 218th pick / 1958
65 Tom Redmond 28 1 0 250 6-5 Vanderbilt 9/21/1937 5 2 Chicago Cardinals / 6th / 63rd pick / 1959
71 Bob Reynolds 26 LT 14 0 265 6-5 Bowling Green 1/22/1939 2 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 17th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 4th / 30th pick / 1963
84 Joe Robb 28 LDE 14 0 238 6-3 TCU 3/15/1937 6 5 Chicago Bears / 14th / 164th pick / 1959
52 Marion Rushing 29 14 0 223 6-2 Southern Illinois 9/3/1936 6 3
72 Sam Silas* 25 LDT 14 0 255 6-4 Southern Illinois 9/25/1940 2 7 Boston Patriots / 6th / 46th pick / 1963
45 Carl Silvestri 22 14 0 195 5-11 Wisconsin 3/27/1943 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 16th / 222nd pick / 1965
53 Dave Simmons 22 14 0 245 6-4 Georgia Tech 8/3/1943 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 26th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 5th / 40th pick / 1965
81 Jackie Smith 25 P 14 0 235 6-4 NW State (LA) 2/23/1940 2 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
66 Rick Sortun 23 13 0 235 6-2 Washington 9/26/1942 1 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 12th / 164th pick / 1964
67 Larry Stallings 24 LLB 7 0 230 6-1 Georgia Tech 12/11/1941 2 6 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
21 Jerry Stovall 24 LS 10 0 205 6-2 LSU 4/30/1941 2 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
36 Bill Thornton 26 14 0 215 6-1 Nebraska 9/20/1939 2 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 58th pick / 1963
New York Jets / 22nd / 171st pick / 1963
38 Bill Triplett 25 HB 14 0 215 6-2 Miami (OH) 5/9/1940 3 7 Boston Patriots / 9th / 70th pick / 1962
New York Giants / 6th / 72nd pick / 1962
63 Herschel Turner 23 13 0 230 6-3 Kentucky 6/17/1942 1 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 24th pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 9th / 72nd pick / 1964
79 Chuck Walker 24 14 0 250 6-3 Duke 8/10/1941 1 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 12th / 157th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 22nd / 172nd pick / 1963
8 Larry Wilson* 27 RS 10 0 190 6-0 Utah 3/24/1938 5 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1960
42 Abe Woodson 31 KR 13 0 188 5-11 Illinois 2/15/1934 7 0 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1957
Team Total 26.3 14 221.9 6-2.0 3.6