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1973 St. Louis Cardinals

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4-9-1, Finished 4th in NFC East Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.3, Offense: 1.8, Defense: -5.1, SoS: 2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 286 points (20.4/g), 11th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 365 points (26.1/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -79 points (-5.6/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 5.0-9.0.

Coach: Don Coryell (4-9-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: Ray Willsey

Stadium: Civic Center Busch Memorial St
 Training Camp: Illinois State (Normal, 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 Jim Hart 29 7 12 178 for 320, 2,223 yards, 15 td, 10 int, & 3 rushes for -3 yards and 0 td
RB Donny Anderson 30 7 13 167 rushes for 679 yards, 10 td, & 41 catches for 409 yards and 3 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1965
FB Jim Otis 25 3 2 55 rushes for 234 yards, 1 td, & 2 catches for 19 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 9th / 218th pick / 1970
WR Mel Gray 25 2 9 29 catches for 513 yards, 7 td St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 147th pick / 1971
WR Ahmad Rashad 24 1 10 30 catches for 409 yards, 3 td St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1972
TE Jackie Smith 33 10 14 41 catches for 600 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for -14 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
LT Dan Dierdorf 24 2 0 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
LG Tom Banks 25 2 14 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 189th pick / 1970
C Wayne Mulligan 26 4 13 3 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1969
RG Conrad Dobler 23 1 0 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 110th pick / 1972
RT Ernie McMillan 35 12 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 176th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 29th / 226th pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Dave Butz 23 Rook 10 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1973
LDT John Richardson 28 6 12 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 216th pick / 1967
RDT Bob Rowe 28 6 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1967
RDE Ron Yankowski 27 2 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 199th pick / 1971
LLB Larry Stallings 32 10 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
MLB Mark Arneson 24 1 4 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1972
RLB Pete Barnes 28 6 12 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 6th / 136th pick / 1967
LCB Dwayne Crump 23 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 137th pick / 1973
RCB Roger Wehrli 26 4 11 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
SS Jim Tolbert 29 7 13 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 7th / 61st pick / 1966
FS Clarence Duren 23 Rook 9 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Bakken 33 11 0 23 of 32 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
P Gary Keithley 22 Rook 2 66 punts for a 37.5 average, 1 blocked St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 45th pick / 1973
PR Gary Hammond 24 Rook 0 11 punt returns for a 7.3 average and 0 td New York Jets / 3rd / 66th pick / 1972
KR Don Shy 28 6 3 16 kick returns for a 27.8 average and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1967

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 30 RB 14 13 215 6-2 Texas Tech 5/16/1943 7 12 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1965
57 Mark Arneson 24 MLB 14 4 220 6-2 Arizona 9/9/1949 1 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1972
25 Jim Bakken 33 K 14 0 200 5-11 Wisconsin 11/2/1940 11 5 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
54 Tom Banks 25 LG 14 14 245 6-1 Auburn 8/20/1948 2 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 189th pick / 1970
59 Pete Barnes 28 RLB 12 12 239 6-1 Southern 8/31/1945 6 4 Houston Oilers / 6th / 136th pick / 1967
33 Willie Belton 25 3 0 207 5-11 Md-Eastern Shore 12/12/1948 2 0
51 Tom Brahaney 22 14 0 245 6-2 Oklahoma 10/23/1951 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 109th pick / 1973
70 Lee Brooks 26 ldt 13 5 261 6-5 Texas 12/7/1947 3 2 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1970
62 Dave Butz 23 LDE 12 10 291 6-7 Purdue 6/23/1950 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1973
26 Dwayne Crump 23 LCB 14 0 180 5-11 Fresno St. 8/9/1950 Rook 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 137th pick / 1973
76 Ron Davis 23 2 0 235 6-2 Virginia St. 9/16/1950 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 408th pick / 1972
42 Chuck Detwiler 26 10 0 185 6-0 Utah St. 3/6/1947 3 2
72 Dan Dierdorf 24 LT 14 0 275 6-3 Michigan 6/29/1949 2 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
66 Conrad Dobler 23 RG 12 0 254 6-3 Wyoming 10/1/1950 1 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 110th pick / 1972
69 Andy Dorris 22 4 0 238 6-4 New Mexico St. 8/11/1951 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 93rd pick / 1973
41 Clarence Duren 23 FS 11 9 190 6-1 California 12/9/1950 Rook 3
60 Roger Finnie 28 rt 12 6 245 6-3 Florida A&M 11/6/1945 4 1 New York Jets / 14th / 364th pick / 1969
84 Walker Gillette 26 14 9 200 6-5 Richmond 3/16/1947 3 3 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 15th pick / 1970
85 Mel Gray 25 WR 12 9 175 5-9 Missouri 9/28/1948 2 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 147th pick / 1971
30 Gary Hammond 24 PR 9 0 184 5-11 SMU 7/31/1949 Rook 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 66th pick / 1972
17 Jim Hart 29 QB 12 12 215 6-1 Southern Illinois 4/29/1944 7 11
32 Leo Hayden 25 2 0 210 6-0 Ohio St. 6/2/1948 2 0 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 24th pick / 1971
12 Gary Keithley 22 P 14 2 210 6-3 Texas,Texas-El Paso 1/11/1951 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 45th pick / 1973
55 Warren Koegel 24 3 0 253 6-3 Penn St. 11/1/1949 2 3 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1971
52 Jack LeVeck 23 11 0 225 6-0 Ohio 2/3/1950 Rook 2
13 Don Maynard 38 2 0 180 6-0 Rice,Texas-El Paso 1/25/1935 15 0 New York Giants / 9th / 109th pick / 1957
80 Jim McFarland 26 14 0 225 6-5 Nebraska 10/4/1947 3 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 164th pick / 1970
73 Ernie McMillan 35 RT 7 6 275 6-5 Illinois 2/21/1938 12 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 176th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 29th / 226th pick / 1961
21 Terry Metcalf 22 12 10 185 5-10 Long Beach St. 9/24/1951 Rook 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1973
58 Terry Miller 27 14 1 225 6-2 Illinois 4/11/1946 3 2 Detroit Lions / 8th / 202nd pick / 1968
27 Eddie Moss 25 5 0 215 6-0 SE Missouri St. 9/27/1948 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 313th pick / 1972
50 Wayne Mulligan 26 C 13 13 250 6-3 Clemson 5/5/1947 4 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1969
20 Clancy Oliver 26 2 0 183 6-1 San Diego St. 11/17/1947 4 1
35 Jim Otis 25 FB 10 2 220 6-0 Ohio St. 4/29/1948 3 2 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 218th pick / 1970
37 Marv Owens 23 8 0 203 5-11 San Diego St. 6/16/1950 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 14th / 361st pick / 1972
28 Ahmad Rashad 24 WR 13 10 205 6-2 Oregon 11/19/1949 1 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 4th pick / 1972
71 Bob Reynolds 34 1 0 265 6-5 Bowling Green 1/22/1939 10 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 17th pick / 1963
Boston Patriots / 4th / 30th pick / 1963
71 John Richardson 28 LDT 14 12 245 6-3 UCLA 5/25/1945 6 4 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 216th pick / 1967
53 Jamie Rivers 28 10 10 245 6-2 Bowling Green 9/22/1945 5 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 123rd pick / 1967
75 Bob Rowe 28 RDT 14 14 270 6-4 West. Michigan 5/23/1945 6 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1967
74 Council Rudolph 23 5 0 255 6-4 Kentucky St. 1/18/1950 1 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 160th pick / 1972
31 Don Shy 28 KR 11 3 210 6-1 San Diego St. 11/15/1945 6 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1967
79 Bonnie Sloan 25 4 2 260 6-5 Austin Peay St. 6/1/1948 Rook 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 242nd pick / 1973
81 Jackie Smith 33 TE 14 14 235 6-4 NW State (LA) 2/23/1940 10 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
87 Jeff Staggs 29 13 1 240 6-1 BYU,San Diego St. 5/14/1944 6 2
67 Larry Stallings 32 LLB 14 14 230 6-1 Georgia Tech 12/11/1941 10 4 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
68 Mike Taylor 28 6 3 255 6-4 USC 5/5/1945 5 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1968
43 Norm Thompson 28 11 10 180 6-1 Utah 3/5/1945 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1971
45 Jim Tolbert 29 SS 13 13 200 6-4 Lincoln (MO) 3/12/1944 7 5 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 61st pick / 1966
40 Eric Washington 23 9 0 190 6-2 Texas-El Paso 4/22/1950 1 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 238th pick / 1972
22 Roger Wehrli 26 RCB 11 11 190 6-0 Missouri 11/26/1947 4 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
78 Ron Yankowski 27 RDE 14 13 244 6-5 Kansas St. 10/23/1946 2 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 199th pick / 1971
64 Bob Young 31 13 2 270 6-1 Texas,Texas St.,Howard Payne 9/3/1942 7 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
Team Total 26.5 14 225.4 6-1.9 3.6