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1966 St. Louis Cardinals

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8-5-1, Finished 4th in NFL East Division  · 1966 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.3, Offense: -5.7, Defense: 3.4, SoS: -2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 264 points (18.9/g), 11th of 15 in the NFL. Allowed 265 points (18.9/g), 6th.
 Differential of -1 points (-0.1/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 7.0-7.0.

Coach: Charley Winner (8-5-1)

Stadium: Civic Center Busch Memorial Stadium
 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 28 5 9 103 for 205, 1,334 yards, 10 td, 11 int, & 20 rushes for 39 yards and 2 td San Diego Chargers / 8th / 63rd pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 109th pick / 1960
HB Johnny Roland* 23 Rook 0 192 rushes for 695 yards, 5 td, & 21 catches for 213 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 54th pick / 1965
FB Willis Crenshaw 25 2 0 94 rushes for 360 yards, 0 td, & 15 catches for 46 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 114th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 26th / 204th pick / 1963
FL Bobby Joe Conrad 31 8 0 34 catches for 388 yards, 2 td New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1958
SE Sonny Randle 30 7 0 17 catches for 218 yards, 2 td Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 218th pick / 1958
TE Jackie Smith* 26 3 0 45 catches for 810 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 8 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
LT Bob Reynolds* 27 3 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 17th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 4th / 30th pick / 1963
LG Irv Goode 26 4 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 28th pick / 1962
C Bob DeMarco 28 5 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 157th pick / 1960
RG Ken Gray* 30 8 0 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 6th / 62nd pick / 1958
RT Ernie McMillan 28 5 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 176th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 29th / 226th pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Joe Robb* 29 7 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 14th / 164th pick / 1959
LDT Sam Silas 26 3 0 Boston Patriots / 6th / 46th pick / 1963
RDT Chuck Walker* 25 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 12th / 157th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 22nd / 172nd pick / 1963
RDE Don Brumm 25 3 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 24th pick / 1963
LLB Larry Stallings 25 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
MLB Dale Meinert 33 8 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 8th / 88th pick / 1955
RLB Bill Koman 32 10 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 8th / 91st pick / 1956
LCB Jimmy Burson 26 3 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 8th / 63rd pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 142nd pick / 1963
RCB Abe Woodson 32 8 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1957
LS Jerry Stovall* 25 3 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
RS Larry Wilson*+ 28 6 14 10 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Bakken 26 4 0 23 of 40 field goals & 27 of 28 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
P Jackie Smith* 26 3 0 47 punts for a 37.9 average, 1 blocked St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
PR Johnny Roland* 23 Rook 0 20 punt returns for a 11.1 average and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 54th pick / 1965
KR Roy Shivers 25 Rook 0 27 kick returns for a 28.2 average and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 264th pick / 1965

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
25 Jim Bakken 26 K 14 0 200 5-11 Wisconsin 11/2/1940 4 3 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
86 Don Brumm 25 RDE 14 0 245 6-3 Purdue 10/4/1941 3 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 24th pick / 1963
30 Charlie Bryant 25 4 0 207 6-0 Allen 3/7/1941 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 135th pick / 1966
49 Jimmy Burson 26 LCB 11 0 175 6-0 Auburn 10/13/1940 3 3 Houston Oilers / 8th / 63rd pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 142nd pick / 1963
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 31 FL 14 0 194 6-2 Texas A&M 11/17/1935 8 4 New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1958
33 Willis Crenshaw 25 FB 14 0 230 6-2 Kansas St. 7/16/1941 2 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 114th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 26th / 204th pick / 1963
61 Bob DeMarco 28 C 9 0 248 6-2 Indiana,Dayton 9/16/1938 5 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 157th pick / 1960
37 Pat Fischer 26 7 0 170 5-9 Nebraska 1/2/1940 5 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 232nd pick / 1961
3 Billy Gambrell 25 14 0 175 5-10 South Carolina 9/18/1941 3 4 Boston Patriots / 12th / 92nd pick / 1963
22 Prentice Gautt 28 14 0 210 6-1 Oklahoma 2/8/1938 6 4 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 19th pick / 1960
55 Irv Goode 26 11 0 255 6-5 Kentucky 10/12/1940 4 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 28th pick / 1962
64 Ken Gray* 30 RG 11 0 245 6-2 Howard Payne 3/10/1936 8 5 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 62nd pick / 1958
31 Mal Hammack 33 14 0 205 6-2 Florida 6/19/1933 11 0 Chicago Cardinals / 3rd / 26th pick / 1955
7 Jim Hart 22 1 0 215 6-1 Southern Illinois 4/29/1944 Rook 0
26 Jimmy Heidel 23 14 0 185 6-1 Mississippi 12/1/1943 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 124th pick / 1965
74 Fred Heron 22 11 0 260 6-4 San Jose St. 10/6/1944 Rook 3 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 45th pick / 1966
12 Charley Johnson 28 QB 9 9 200 6-1 Schreiner College,New Mexico St. 11/22/1938 5 5 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 63rd pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 109th pick / 1960
51 Dick Kasperek 23 4 0 225 6-3 Iowa St. 2/6/1943 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 16th / 238th pick / 1966
34 Bill Koman 32 RLB 14 0 229 6-2 North Carolina 9/16/1934 10 7 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 91st pick / 1956
89 Dave Long 22 14 0 245 6-4 Iowa 9/6/1944 Rook 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 43rd pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 6th / 45th pick / 1966
76 John McDowell 24 1 0 260 6-3 St. John's (MN) 2/12/1942 2 2 Green Bay Packers / 9th / 125th pick / 1964
73 Ernie McMillan 28 RT 14 0 275 6-5 Illinois 2/21/1938 5 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 176th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 29th / 226th pick / 1961
60 Dave Meggyesy 25 14 0 220 6-2 Syracuse 11/1/1941 3 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 226th pick / 1963
62 Dale Meinert 33 MLB 14 0 220 6-2 Oklahoma St. 12/18/1933 8 7 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 88th pick / 1955
82 Mike Melinkovich 24 10 0 245 6-4 Washington 1/7/1942 1 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 236th pick / 1965
14 Terry Nofsinger 28 qb 7 5 215 6-4 Utah 7/13/1938 5 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 17th / 230th pick / 1961
52 Dave O'Brien 25 14 0 247 6-3 Boston Col. 6/13/1941 3 2 Boston Patriots / 18th / 142nd pick / 1963
Minnesota Vikings / 13th / 171st pick / 1963
28 Ray Ogden 24 14 0 225 6-5 Alabama 9/2/1942 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 40th pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 8th / 58th pick / 1965
88 Sonny Randle 30 SE 14 0 189 6-2 Virginia 1/6/1936 7 2 Chicago Cardinals / 19th / 218th pick / 1958
71 Bob Reynolds* 27 LT 14 0 265 6-5 Bowling Green 1/22/1939 3 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 17th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 4th / 30th pick / 1963
84 Joe Robb* 29 LDE 14 0 238 6-3 TCU 3/15/1937 7 11 Chicago Bears / 14th / 164th pick / 1959
23 Johnny Roland* 23 HB 14 0 220 6-2 Missouri 5/21/1943 Rook 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 54th pick / 1965
68 Frank Roy 24 11 0 230 6-2 Utah 6/19/1942 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 96th pick / 1965
27 Roy Shivers 25 KR 13 0 200 5-11 Utah St. 7/5/1941 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 264th pick / 1965
72 Sam Silas 26 LDT 14 0 255 6-4 Southern Illinois 9/25/1940 3 7 Boston Patriots / 6th / 46th pick / 1963
53 Dave Simmons 23 6 0 245 6-4 Georgia Tech 8/3/1943 1 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 26th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 5th / 40th pick / 1965
81 Jackie Smith* 26 P 14 0 235 6-4 NW State (LA) 2/23/1940 3 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
66 Rick Sortun 24 14 0 235 6-2 Washington 9/26/1942 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 12th / 164th pick / 1964
67 Larry Stallings 25 LLB 14 0 230 6-1 Georgia Tech 12/11/1941 3 7 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
21 Jerry Stovall* 25 LS 14 0 205 6-2 LSU 4/30/1941 3 11 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
57 Mike Strofolino 22 8 0 230 6-2 Villanova 2/6/1944 1 3 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 50th pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 13th / 97th pick / 1965
38 Bill Triplett 26 8 0 215 6-2 Miami (OH) 5/9/1940 4 0 Boston Patriots / 9th / 70th pick / 1962
New York Giants / 6th / 72nd pick / 1962
79 Chuck Walker* 25 RDT 14 0 250 6-3 Duke 8/10/1941 2 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 12th / 157th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 22nd / 172nd pick / 1963
45 Bobby Williams 24 14 0 205 6-0 Central Oklahoma 2/28/1942 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 163rd pick / 1966
8 Larry Wilson*+ 28 RS 14 14 190 6-0 Utah 3/24/1938 6 14 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1960
42 Abe Woodson 32 RCB 14 0 188 5-11 Illinois 2/15/1934 8 7 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 15th pick / 1957
Team Total 26.1 14 222.8 6-2.0 3.4