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1968 St. Louis Cardinals

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9-4-1, Finished 2nd in NFL Century Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.8, Offense: 1.7, Defense: 0.1, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 325 points (23.2/g), 4th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 289 points (20.6/g), 8th.
 Differential of 36 points (2.6/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-6.0.

Coach: Charley Winner (9-4-1)

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 Jim Hart 24 2 12 140 for 316, 2,059 yards, 15 td, 18 int, & 19 rushes for 20 yards and 6 td
HB Johnny Roland 25 2 0 121 rushes for 455 yards, 2 td, & 8 catches for 97 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 54th pick / 1965
FB Willis Crenshaw 27 4 0 203 rushes for 813 yards, 6 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 33 10 0 32 catches for 449 yards, 4 td New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1958
SE Dave Williams 23 1 0 43 catches for 682 yards, 6 td, & 3 rushes for 47 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 16th pick / 1967
TE Jackie Smith* 28 5 0 49 catches for 789 yards, 2 td, & 12 rushes for 163 yards and 3 td St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
LT Bob Reynolds* 29 5 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 17th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 4th / 30th pick / 1963
LG Irv Goode 28 6 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 28th pick / 1962
C Bob DeMarco 30 7 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 157th pick / 1960
RG Ken Gray* 32 10 0 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 62nd pick / 1958
RT Ernie McMillan 30 7 0 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 176th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 29th / 226th pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Don Brumm* 27 5 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 24th pick / 1963
LDT Fred Heron 24 2 0 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 45th pick / 1966
RDT Bob Rowe* 23 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1967
RDE Chuck Walker 27 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 12th / 157th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 22nd / 172nd pick / 1963
LLB Larry Stallings 27 5 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
MLB Jamie Rivers 23 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 123rd pick / 1967
RLB Dave Meggyesy 27 5 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 226th pick / 1963
LCB Bob Atkins 22 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1968
RCB Lonnie Sanders 27 5 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 10th / 77th pick / 1963
LS Mike Barnes 24 1 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 97th pick / 1967
RS Larry Wilson*+ 30 8 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Bakken 28 6 0 15 of 24 field goals & 40 of 40 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
P Chuck Latourette 23 1 0 65 punts for a 41.6 average, 0 blocked
PR Chuck Latourette 23 1 0 28 punt returns for a 12.3 average and 1 td
KR Chuck Latourette 23 1 0 46 kick returns for a 26.9 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
48 Bob Atkins 22 LCB 14 0 215 6-3 Grambling St. 4/2/1946 Rook 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1968
25 Jim Bakken 28 K 14 0 200 5-11 Wisconsin 11/2/1940 6 5 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
20 Mike Barnes 24 LS 14 0 205 6-3 Texas-Arlington 12/30/1944 1 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 97th pick / 1967
86 Don Brumm* 27 LDE 14 0 245 6-3 Purdue 10/4/1941 5 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 24th pick / 1963
59 Ernie Clark 31 14 0 220 6-1 Michigan St. 8/11/1937 5 3 Detroit Lions / 13th / 180th pick / 1963
40 Bobby Joe Conrad 33 FL 14 0 194 6-2 Texas A&M 11/17/1935 10 6 New York Giants / 5th / 58th pick / 1958
33 Willis Crenshaw 27 FB 14 0 230 6-2 Kansas St. 7/16/1941 4 11 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 114th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 26th / 204th pick / 1963
31 Jerry Daanen 24 wr 14 2 190 6-0 Miami (FL) 12/15/1944 Rook 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 205th pick / 1968
61 Bob DeMarco 30 C 14 0 248 6-2 Indiana,Dayton 9/16/1938 7 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 14th / 157th pick / 1960
69 Bob Duncum 24 4 0 255 6-3 West Texas A&M 8/14/1944 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 331st pick / 1967
39 Cid Edwards 25 14 0 230 6-3 Tennessee St. 10/10/1943 Rook 2
55 Irv Goode 28 LG 14 0 255 6-5 Kentucky 10/12/1940 6 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 28th pick / 1962
64 Ken Gray* 32 RG 14 0 245 6-2 Howard Payne 3/10/1936 10 8 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 62nd pick / 1958
17 Jim Hart 24 QB 13 12 215 6-1 Southern Illinois 4/29/1944 2 10
74 Fred Heron 24 LDT 14 0 260 6-4 San Jose St. 10/6/1944 2 6 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 45th pick / 1966
88 Fred Hyatt 22 1 0 200 6-3 Auburn 6/28/1946 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 40th pick / 1968
12 Charley Johnson 30 7 2 200 6-1 Schreiner College,New Mexico St. 11/22/1938 7 2 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 63rd pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 109th pick / 1960
51 Dick Kasperek 25 14 0 225 6-3 Iowa St. 2/6/1943 2 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 16th / 238th pick / 1966
29 Brady Keys 32 7 0 185 6-0 Colorado St. 5/19/1936 7 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 162nd pick / 1960
36 MacArthur Lane 26 14 0 220 6-1 Utah St. 3/16/1942 Rook 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1968
26 Chuck Latourette 23 KR 14 0 190 6-0 Rice 7/21/1945 1 4
47 Bobby Lee 23 4 0 200 6-4 Minnesota 8/26/1945 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 447th pick / 1968
83 Chuck Logan 25 14 0 210 6-4 Northwestern 4/10/1943 4 0 Chicago Bears / 7th / 98th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 15th / 113th pick / 1964
89 Dave Long 24 14 0 245 6-4 Iowa 9/6/1944 2 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 43rd pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 6th / 45th pick / 1966
73 Ernie McMillan 30 RT 14 0 275 6-5 Illinois 2/21/1938 7 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 176th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 29th / 226th pick / 1961
60 Dave Meggyesy 27 RLB 12 0 220 6-2 Syracuse 11/1/1941 5 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 226th pick / 1963
71 Bob Reynolds* 29 LT 14 0 265 6-5 Bowling Green 1/22/1939 5 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 17th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 4th / 30th pick / 1963
53 Jamie Rivers 23 MLB 9 0 245 6-2 Bowling Green 9/22/1945 Rook 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 123rd pick / 1967
23 Johnny Roland 25 HB 14 0 220 6-2 Missouri 5/21/1943 2 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 54th pick / 1965
34 Rocky Rosema 22 12 0 230 6-2 Michigan 2/5/1946 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 123rd pick / 1968
75 Bob Rowe* 23 RDT 14 0 270 6-4 West. Michigan 5/23/1945 1 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1967
42 Lonnie Sanders 27 RCB 13 0 207 6-3 Michigan St. 11/6/1941 5 6 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1963
Denver Broncos / 10th / 77th pick / 1963
43 Mack Sauls 23 6 0 185 6-0 Texas St. 8/15/1945 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 339th pick / 1968
82 Joe Schmiesing 23 14 0 245 6-4 Minnesota,New Mexico St. 4/1/1945 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 96th pick / 1968
27 Roy Shivers 27 14 0 200 5-11 Utah St. 7/5/1941 2 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 264th pick / 1965
81 Jackie Smith* 28 TE 14 0 235 6-4 NW State (LA) 2/23/1940 5 13 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
66 Rick Sortun 26 14 0 235 6-2 Washington 9/26/1942 4 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 12th / 164th pick / 1964
67 Larry Stallings 27 LLB 14 0 230 6-1 Georgia Tech 12/11/1941 5 6 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
21 Jerry Stovall 27 4 0 205 6-2 LSU 4/30/1941 5 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
57 Mike Strofolino 24 14 0 230 6-2 Villanova 2/6/1944 3 3 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 50th pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 13th / 97th pick / 1965
79 Chuck Walker 27 RDE 14 0 250 6-3 Duke 8/10/1941 4 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 12th / 157th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 22nd / 172nd pick / 1963
54 Ted Wheeler 23 5 0 245 6-3 West Texas A&M 9/16/1945 1 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 227th pick / 1967
63 Clyde Williams 28 10 0 250 6-3 Southern 7/27/1940 1 3
80 Dave Williams 23 SE 12 0 207 6-2 Washington 8/10/1945 1 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 16th pick / 1967
8 Larry Wilson*+ 30 RS 14 0 190 6-0 Utah 3/24/1938 8 11 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1960
Team Total 26.1 14 224.9 6-2.3 3.2