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1972 St. Louis Cardinals

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4-9-1, NFC East Division  · 1972 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.7, Offense: -4.5, Defense: -1.2, SoS: 2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 193 points (13.8/g), 23rd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 303 points (21.6/g), 18th.
 Differential of -110 points (-7.9/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 3.6-10.4.

Coach: Bob Hollway (4-9-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Lew Carpenter
 Defensive Coordinator: Chuck Drulis

Stadium: Civic Center Busch Memorial St
 Training Camp: Lake Forest College (Lake Forest, Illinois)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Gary Cuozzo 31 9 6 69 for 158, 897 yards, 5 td, 11 int, & 4 rushes for 7 yards and 0 td
RB Donny Anderson 29 6 13 153 rushes for 536 yards, 4 td, & 28 catches for 298 yards and 2 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1965
FB Leon Burns 30 1 5 26 rushes for 69 yards, 2 td, & 6 catches for 24 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1971
WR Walker Gillette 25 2 13 33 catches for 550 yards, 2 td San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1970
WR Ahmad Rashad 23 Rook 13 29 catches for 500 yards, 3 td, & 9 rushes for 44 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1972
TE Jackie Smith 32 9 14 26 catches for 407 yards, 2 td, & 5 rushes for 31 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
LT Dan Dierdorf 23 1 14 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
LG Conrad Dobler 22 Rook 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 110th pick / 1972
C Tom Banks 24 1 11 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 189th pick / 1970
RG Bob Young 30 6 10 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
RT Wayne Mulligan 25 3 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1969
 Defensive Starters
LDE Don Brumm 31 9 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 24th pick / 1963
LDT John Richardson 27 5 7 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 216th pick / 1967
RDT Bob Rowe 27 5 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1967
RDE Ron Yankowski 26 1 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 199th pick / 1971
LLB Larry Stallings 31 9 13 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
MLB Mark Arneson 23 Rook 10 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1972
RLB Terry Miller 26 2 9 Detroit Lions / 8th / 202nd pick / 1968
LCB Norm Thompson 27 1 11 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1971
RCB Miller Farr 29 7 12 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Roger Wehrli 25 3 13 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
FS Larry Wilson 34 12 12 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Bakken 32 10 0 14 of 22 field goals & 19 of 21 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
P Donny Anderson 29 6 13 72 punts for a 39.5 average, 0 blocked Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1965
PR Larry Willingham 24 1 4 9 punt returns for a 4.6 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 95th pick / 1971
KR Ahmad Rashad 23 Rook 13 20 kick returns for a 21.9 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1972

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
44 Donny Anderson 29 P 14 13 215 6-2 Texas Tech 5/16/1943 6 9 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1965
57 Mark Arneson 23 MLB 14 10 220 6-2 Arizona 9/9/1949 Rook 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1972
25 Jim Bakken 32 K 14 0 200 5-11 Wisconsin 11/2/1940 10 3 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
54 Tom Banks 24 C 14 11 245 6-1 Auburn 8/20/1948 1 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 189th pick / 1970
48 Craig Baynham 28 7 0 204 6-1 Georgia Tech 7/24/1944 5 0 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 176th pick / 1966
31 Chuck Beatty 26 4 1 200 6-2 North Texas 2/8/1946 3 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 160th pick / 1969
89 Tom Beckman 22 2 0 250 6-5 Michigan 9/21/1950 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 57th pick / 1972
55 Dave Bradley 25 1 1 245 6-4 Penn St. 2/13/1947 3 2 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 38th pick / 1969
86 Don Brumm 31 LDE 14 12 245 6-3 Purdue 10/4/1941 9 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1963
Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 24th pick / 1963
38 Leon Burns 30 FB 14 5 228 6-2 Long Beach St. 9/15/1942 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 13th pick / 1971
36 Cannonball Butler 29 5 0 194 5-9 Edward Waters 5/4/1943 7 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 186th pick / 1965
47 Steve Conley 23 7 0 225 6-2 Kansas 3/9/1949 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 7th / 158th pick / 1972
15 Gary Cuozzo 31 QB 8 6 195 6-0 Virginia 4/26/1941 9 0
72 Dan Dierdorf 23 LT 14 14 275 6-3 Michigan 6/29/1949 1 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
60 Conrad Dobler 22 LG 12 9 254 6-3 Wyoming 10/1/1950 Rook 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 110th pick / 1972
20 Miller Farr 29 RCB 13 12 190 6-1 Wichita St. 4/8/1943 7 6
84 Walker Gillette 25 WR 14 13 200 6-5 Richmond 3/16/1947 2 5 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1970
85 Mel Gray 24 7 1 175 5-9 Missouri 9/28/1948 1 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 147th pick / 1971
49 Dale Hackbart 34 14 3 210 6-3 Wisconsin 7/21/1938 12 3 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 51st pick / 1960
60 Jim Hargrove 27 10 1 233 6-2 Howard Payne 2/21/1945 5 2 Minnesota Vikings / 14th / 348th pick / 1967
17 Jim Hart 28 qb 6 3 215 6-1 Southern Illinois 4/29/1944 6 3
32 Leo Hayden 24 4 0 210 6-0 Ohio St. 6/2/1948 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 24th pick / 1971
34 Don Heater 22 2 0 205 6-2 Montana Tech 6/22/1950 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 135th pick / 1972
74 Fred Heron 28 6 6 260 6-4 San Jose St. 10/6/1944 6 2 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 45th pick / 1966
70 John Hoffman 29 2 1 260 6-7 USC,Hawaii 8/2/1943 3 2
65 Chuck Hutchison 24 4 2 250 6-3 Ohio St. 11/17/1948 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1970
88 Fred Hyatt 26 12 2 200 6-3 Auburn 6/28/1946 4 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 40th pick / 1968
62 Martin Imhof 23 13 8 255 6-6 San Diego St. 10/9/1949 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 84th pick / 1972
59 Jeff Lyman 22 2 0 235 6-3 BYU 8/21/1950 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 82nd pick / 1972
80 Jim McFarland 25 10 0 225 6-5 Nebraska 10/4/1947 2 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 164th pick / 1970
56 Mike McGill 26 4 2 235 6-2 Notre Dame 11/21/1946 4 2 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 76th pick / 1968
73 Ernie McMillan 34 14 14 275 6-5 Illinois 2/21/1938 11 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 176th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 29th / 226th pick / 1961
58 Terry Miller 26 RLB 12 9 225 6-2 Illinois 4/11/1946 2 5 Detroit Lions / 8th / 202nd pick / 1968
50 Wayne Mulligan 25 12 5 250 6-3 Clemson 5/5/1947 3 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1969
76 Scott Palmer 24 5 0 245 6-3 Texas 9/15/1948 1 2 New York Jets / 7th / 162nd pick / 1971
51 Don Parish 24 2 0 220 6-1 Stanford 1/4/1948 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 91st pick / 1970
30 Ara Person 24 4 0 225 6-4 Morgan St. 9/23/1948 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 74th pick / 1970
28 Ahmad Rashad 23 KR 14 13 205 6-2 Oregon 11/19/1949 Rook 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1972
71 John Richardson 27 LDT 11 7 245 6-3 UCLA 5/25/1945 5 5 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 216th pick / 1967
53 Jamie Rivers 27 2 2 245 6-2 Bowling Green 9/22/1945 4 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 123rd pick / 1967
23 Johnny Roland 29 14 9 220 6-2 Missouri 5/21/1943 6 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 54th pick / 1965
75 Bob Rowe 27 RDT 14 14 270 6-4 West. Michigan 5/23/1945 5 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1967
27 Roy Shivers 31 2 0 200 5-11 Utah St. 7/5/1941 6 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 264th pick / 1965
81 Jackie Smith 32 TE 14 14 235 6-4 NW State (LA) 2/23/1940 9 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
87 Jeff Staggs 28 8 6 240 6-1 BYU,San Diego St. 5/14/1944 5 2
67 Larry Stallings 31 LLB 13 13 230 6-1 Georgia Tech 12/11/1941 9 6 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
43 Norm Thompson 27 LCB 12 11 180 6-1 Utah 3/5/1945 1 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1971
16 Tim Van Galder 28 qb 5 5 200 6-2 New Mex. Mil. Inst.,Iowa St. 5/26/1944 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 88th pick / 1966
79 Chuck Walker 31 2 0 250 6-3 Duke 8/10/1941 8 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 12th / 157th pick / 1963
Buffalo Bills / 22nd / 172nd pick / 1963
40 Eric Washington 22 6 1 190 6-2 Texas-El Paso 4/22/1950 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 238th pick / 1972
22 Roger Wehrli 25 SS 14 13 190 6-0 Missouri 11/26/1947 3 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
42 Bob Wicks 22 9 0 200 6-3 Utah St. 7/24/1950 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 188th pick / 1972
33 Larry Willingham 24 PR 11 4 190 6-0 Auburn 12/22/1948 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 95th pick / 1971
8 Larry Wilson 34 FS 12 12 190 6-0 Utah 3/24/1938 12 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 74th pick / 1960
35 Tom Woodeshick 31 4 0 225 6-0 West Virginia 12/3/1941 9 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 28th pick / 1963
Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 102nd pick / 1963
62 Steve Wright 30 5 4 250 6-6 Alabama 7/17/1942 8 2 New York Jets / 8th / 59th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 5th / 69th pick / 1964
78 Ron Yankowski 26 RDE 10 6 244 6-5 Kansas St. 10/23/1946 1 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 199th pick / 1971
64 Bob Young 30 RG 14 10 270 6-1 Texas,Texas St.,Howard Payne 9/3/1942 6 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
Team Total 26.8 14 225.2 6-2.2 3.9