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1971 St. Louis Cardinals

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4-9-1, Finished 4th in NFC East Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.2, Offense: -4.0, Defense: -0.2, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 231 points (16.5/g), 20th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 279 points (19.9/g), 15th.
 Differential of -48 points (-3.4/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 5.5-8.5.

Coach: Bob Hollway (4-9-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Lew Carpenter
 Defensive Coordinator: Dick Voris

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 27 5 9 110 for 243, 1,626 yards, 8 td, 14 int, & 13 rushes for 9 yards and 0 td
RB Johnny Roland 28 5 5 78 rushes for 278 yards, 0 td, & 15 catches for 108 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 54th pick / 1965
FB MacArthur Lane 29 3 11 150 rushes for 592 yards, 3 td, & 29 catches for 298 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1968
WR John Gilliam 26 4 14 42 catches for 837 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for 16 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1967
WR Dave Williams 26 4 9 12 catches for 182 yards, 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 16th pick / 1967
TE Jackie Smith 31 8 9 21 catches for 379 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for 10 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
LT Bob Reynolds 32 8 14 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 17th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 4th / 30th pick / 1963
LG Irv Goode 31 9 14 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 28th pick / 1962
C Tom Banks 23 Rook 7 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 189th pick / 1970
RG Clyde Williams 31 4 9
RT Ernie McMillan 33 10 14 St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 176th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 29th / 226th pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ron Yankowski 25 Rook 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 199th pick / 1971
LDT Rolf Krueger 25 2 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 35th pick / 1969
RDT Bob Rowe 26 4 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1967
RDE Joe Schmiesing 26 3 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 96th pick / 1968
LLB Larry Stallings 30 8 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
MLB Jamie Rivers 26 3 11 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 123rd pick / 1967
RLB Mike McGill 25 3 8 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 76th pick / 1968
LCB Miller Farr 28 6 14 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
RCB Roger Wehrli* 24 2 13 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
SS Jerry Stovall 30 8 5 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
FS Larry Wilson 33 11 13 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Bakken 31 9 0 21 of 32 field goals & 24 of 24 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
P Chuck Latourette 26 4 0 56 punts for a 38.5 average, 1 blocked
PR Larry Willingham 23 Rook 3 10 punt returns for a 8.4 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 95th pick / 1971
KR Mel Gray 23 Rook 5 30 kick returns for a 24.7 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 147th pick / 1971

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
37 Jeff Allen 23 1 0 190 5-11 Central College (IA),Iowa St. 8/27/1948 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 329th pick / 1971
25 Jim Bakken 31 K 14 0 200 5-11 Wisconsin 11/2/1940 9 4 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
54 Tom Banks 23 C 9 7 245 6-1 Auburn 8/20/1948 Rook 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 189th pick / 1970
10 Pete Beathard 29 qb 9 5 200 6-1 USC 3/7/1942 7 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Detroit Lions / 1st / 5th pick / 1964
68 Paul Dickson 34 5 0 252 6-5 Baylor 2/26/1937 12 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1959
72 Dan Dierdorf 22 12 6 275 6-3 Michigan 6/29/1949 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
39 Cid Edwards 28 12 6 230 6-3 Tennessee St. 10/10/1943 3 4
76 Vern Emerson 26 4 0 260 6-5 Minnesota-Duluth 9/2/1945 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 12th / 313th pick / 1968
20 Miller Farr 28 LCB 14 14 190 6-1 Wichita St. 4/8/1943 6 6
44 John Gilliam 26 WR 14 14 195 6-1 South Carolina St. 8/7/1945 4 9 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1967
55 Irv Goode 31 LG 14 14 255 6-5 Kentucky 10/12/1940 9 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 4th / 28th pick / 1962
85 Mel Gray 23 KR 14 5 175 5-9 Missouri 9/28/1948 Rook 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 147th pick / 1971
49 Dale Hackbart 33 14 3 210 6-3 Wisconsin 7/21/1938 11 3 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1960
60 Jim Hargrove 26 14 3 233 6-2 Howard Payne 2/21/1945 4 3 Minnesota Vikings / 14th / 348th pick / 1967
17 Jim Hart 27 QB 11 9 215 6-1 Southern Illinois 4/29/1944 5 6
74 Fred Heron 27 9 8 260 6-4 San Jose St. 10/6/1944 5 3 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 45th pick / 1966
45 George Hoey 25 6 0 174 5-10 Michigan 11/14/1946 Rook 3 Detroit Lions / 14th / 346th pick / 1969
65 Chuck Hutchison 23 13 0 250 6-3 Ohio St. 11/17/1948 1 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1970
88 Fred Hyatt 25 14 0 200 6-3 Auburn 6/28/1946 3 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 40th pick / 1968
70 Rolf Krueger 25 LDT 14 9 253 6-4 Texas A&M 12/8/1946 2 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 35th pick / 1969
36 MacArthur Lane 29 FB 13 11 220 6-1 Utah St. 3/16/1942 3 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1968
26 Chuck Latourette 26 P 13 0 190 6-0 Rice 7/21/1945 4 1
46 Tom Longo 29 2 0 200 6-1 Notre Dame 2/21/1942 2 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 188th pick / 1965
83 Jim McFarland 24 14 5 225 6-5 Nebraska 10/4/1947 1 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 164th pick / 1970
56 Mike McGill 25 RLB 11 8 235 6-2 Notre Dame 11/21/1946 3 6 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 76th pick / 1968
73 Ernie McMillan 33 RT 14 14 275 6-5 Illinois 2/21/1938 10 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 176th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 29th / 226th pick / 1961
58 Terry Miller 25 9 0 225 6-2 Illinois 4/11/1946 1 3 Detroit Lions / 8th / 202nd pick / 1968
50 Wayne Mulligan 24 7 6 250 6-3 Clemson 5/5/1947 2 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1969
52 Rick Ogle 22 6 5 230 6-3 Colorado 1/14/1949 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 277th pick / 1971
57 Don Parish 23 1 0 220 6-1 Stanford 1/4/1948 1 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 91st pick / 1970
28 Ted Provost 23 2 0 195 6-2 Ohio St. 7/26/1948 1 2 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 162nd pick / 1970
71 Bob Reynolds 32 LT 14 14 265 6-5 Bowling Green 1/22/1939 8 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 17th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 4th / 30th pick / 1963
53 Jamie Rivers 26 MLB 12 11 245 6-2 Bowling Green 9/22/1945 3 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 123rd pick / 1967
23 Johnny Roland 28 RB 13 5 220 6-2 Missouri 5/21/1943 5 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 54th pick / 1965
34 Rocky Rosema 25 2 1 230 6-2 Michigan 2/5/1946 3 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 123rd pick / 1968
75 Bob Rowe 26 RDT 14 14 270 6-4 West. Michigan 5/23/1945 4 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1967
82 Joe Schmiesing 26 RDE 9 5 245 6-4 Minnesota,New Mexico St. 4/1/1945 3 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 96th pick / 1968
27 Roy Shivers 30 11 5 200 5-11 Utah St. 7/5/1941 5 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 264th pick / 1965
81 Jackie Smith 31 TE 9 9 235 6-4 NW State (LA) 2/23/1940 8 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
67 Larry Stallings 30 LLB 14 14 230 6-1 Georgia Tech 12/11/1941 8 6 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
35 Larry Stegent 24 7 1 200 6-1 Texas A&M 12/1/1947 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 8th pick / 1970
21 Jerry Stovall 30 SS 6 5 205 6-2 LSU 4/30/1941 8 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 2nd pick / 1963
New York Jets / 1st / 3rd pick / 1963
43 Norm Thompson 26 14 5 180 6-1 Utah 3/5/1945 Rook 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1971
79 Chuck Walker 30 11 10 250 6-3 Duke 8/10/1941 7 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 12th / 157th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 22nd / 172nd pick / 1963
22 Roger Wehrli* 24 13 13 190 6-0 Missouri 11/26/1947 2 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
30 Paul White 23 6 0 200 6-0 Texas-El Paso 9/17/1948 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 214th pick / 1970
63 Clyde Williams 31 RG 14 9 250 6-3 Southern 7/27/1940 4 6
80 Dave Williams 26 WR 13 9 207 6-2 Washington 8/10/1945 4 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 16th pick / 1967
33 Larry Willingham 23 PR 9 3 190 6-0 Auburn 12/22/1948 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 95th pick / 1971
8 Larry Wilson 33 FS 14 13 190 6-0 Utah 3/24/1938 11 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1960
78 Ron Yankowski 25 LDE 12 10 244 6-5 Kansas St. 10/23/1946 Rook 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 199th pick / 1971
Team Total 26.8 14 223.0 6-2.0 3.8