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1974 St. Louis Cardinals

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10-4-0, Finished 1st in NFC East Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.8, Offense: 2.8, Defense: 3.0, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 285 points (20.4/g), 9th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 218 points (15.6/g), 8th.
 Differential of 67 points (4.8/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 9.2-4.8.

Coach: Don Coryell (10-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Ray Willsey

Stadium: Civic Center Busch Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Illinois State (Normal, Illinois)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Jim Hart* 30 8 14 200 for 388, 2,411 yards, 20 td, 8 int, & 10 rushes for 21 yards and 2 td
RB Terry Metcalf* 23 1 13 152 rushes for 718 yards, 6 td, & 50 catches for 377 yards and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1973
FB Jim Otis 26 4 11 158 rushes for 664 yards, 1 td, & 19 catches for 109 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 9th / 218th pick / 1970
WR Mel Gray* 26 3 14 39 catches for 770 yards, 6 td St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 147th pick / 1971
WR Earl Thomas 26 3 11 34 catches for 513 yards, 5 td Chicago Bears / 6th / 135th pick / 1971
TE Jackie Smith 34 11 14 25 catches for 413 yards, 3 td St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
LT Ernie McMillan 36 13 11 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 176th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 29th / 226th pick / 1961
LG Bob Young 32 8 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
C Tom Brahaney 23 1 13 3 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 109th pick / 1973
RG Conrad Dobler 24 2 14 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 110th pick / 1972
RT Dan Dierdorf* 25 3 14 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Council Rudolph 24 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 160th pick / 1972
LDT Lee Brooks 27 4 13 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1970
RDT Bob Rowe 29 7 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1967
RDE Ron Yankowski 28 3 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 199th pick / 1971
LLB Larry Stallings 33 11 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
MLB Mark Arneson 25 2 11 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1972
RLB Pete Barnes 29 7 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 6th / 136th pick / 1967
LCB Norm Thompson 29 3 12 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1971
RCB Roger Wehrli* 27 5 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
SS Jim Tolbert 30 8 10 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 7th / 61st pick / 1966
FS Clarence Duren 24 1 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Bakken 34 12 0 13 of 22 field goals & 30 of 36 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
P Hal Roberts 22 Rook 0 81 punts for a 38.7 average, 0 blocked
PR Terry Metcalf* 23 1 13 26 punt returns for a 13.1 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1973
KR Terry Metcalf* 23 1 13 20 kick returns for a 31.1 average and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1973

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
18 Sergio Albert 23 12 0 195 6-3 Anahuac (Mexico),U.S. International 10/28/1951 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 189th pick / 1974
44 Donny Anderson 31 rb 14 1 215 6-2 Texas Tech 5/16/1943 8 5 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1965
57 Mark Arneson 25 MLB 14 11 220 6-2 Arizona 9/9/1949 2 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1972
25 Jim Bakken 34 K 14 0 200 5-11 Wisconsin 11/2/1940 12 3 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
54 Tom Banks 26 c 1 1 245 6-1 Auburn 8/20/1948 3 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 189th pick / 1970
59 Pete Barnes 29 RLB 14 14 239 6-1 Southern 8/31/1945 7 7 Houston Oilers / 6th / 136th pick / 1967
79 Bob Bell 26 9 0 250 6-4 Cincinnati 1/25/1948 3 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 21st pick / 1971
33 Willie Belton 26 5 0 207 5-11 Md-Eastern Shore 12/12/1948 3 0
51 Tom Brahaney 23 C 14 13 245 6-2 Oklahoma 10/23/1951 1 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 109th pick / 1973
70 Lee Brooks 27 LDT 14 13 261 6-5 Texas 12/7/1947 4 6 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1970
62 Dave Butz 24 dt 1 1 291 6-7 Purdue 6/23/1950 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1973
88 J.V. Cain 23 te 14 3 224 6-4 Colorado 7/22/1951 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 7th pick / 1974
65 Bob Crum 23 14 0 240 6-5 Arizona 6/28/1951 Rook 4 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 67th pick / 1973
26 Dwayne Crump 24 14 0 180 5-11 Fresno St. 8/9/1950 1 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 137th pick / 1973
72 Dan Dierdorf* 25 RT 14 14 275 6-3 Michigan 6/29/1949 3 12 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
66 Conrad Dobler 24 RG 14 14 254 6-3 Wyoming 10/1/1950 2 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 110th pick / 1972
41 Clarence Duren 24 FS 14 14 190 6-1 California 12/9/1950 1 6
60 Roger Finnie 29 lg 14 7 245 6-3 Florida A&M 11/6/1945 5 4 New York Jets / 14th / 364th pick / 1969
63 Steve George 23 13 0 265 6-5 Houston 4/11/1951 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 60th pick / 1974
85 Mel Gray* 26 WR 14 14 175 5-9 Missouri 9/28/1948 3 11 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 147th pick / 1971
30 Gary Hammond 25 12 0 184 5-11 SMU 7/31/1949 1 1 New York Jets / 3rd / 66th pick / 1972
32 Reggie Harrison 23 1 0 218 5-11 Cincinnati 1/9/1951 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 215th pick / 1974
17 Jim Hart* 30 QB 14 14 215 6-1 Southern Illinois 4/29/1944 8 13
50 Greg Hartle 23 lb 14 3 225 6-2 Newberry 2/14/1951 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 251st pick / 1974
34 Steve Jones 23 7 0 200 6-0 Duke 3/6/1951 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 129th pick / 1973
69 Greg Kindle 24 g 10 2 265 6-4 Tennessee St. 9/16/1950 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1974
52 Jack LeVeck 24 13 0 225 6-0 Ohio 2/3/1950 1 3
80 Jim McFarland 27 14 0 225 6-5 Nebraska 10/4/1947 4 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 164th pick / 1970
73 Ernie McMillan 36 LT 11 11 275 6-5 Illinois 2/21/1938 13 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 13th / 176th pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 29th / 226th pick / 1961
21 Terry Metcalf* 23 KR 14 13 185 5-10 Long Beach St. 9/24/1951 1 13 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1973
58 Terry Miller 28 5 0 225 6-2 Illinois 4/11/1946 4 3 Detroit Lions / 8th / 202nd pick / 1968
27 Eddie Moss 26 11 0 215 6-0 SE Missouri St. 9/27/1948 1 0 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 313th pick / 1972
53 Steve Neils 23 14 0 217 6-2 Minnesota 5/2/1951 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 111th pick / 1974
35 Jim Otis 26 FB 14 11 220 6-0 Ohio St. 4/29/1948 4 8 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 218th pick / 1970
36 Ken Reaves 30 ss 6 6 210 6-3 Norfolk St. 10/29/1944 8 2 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 49th pick / 1966
14 Hal Roberts 22 P 14 0 180 6-1 Houston 8/25/1952 Rook 2
75 Bob Rowe 29 RDT 14 14 270 6-4 West. Michigan 5/23/1945 7 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1967
74 Council Rudolph 24 LDE 14 14 255 6-4 Kentucky St. 1/18/1950 2 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 160th pick / 1972
38 Hurles Scales 24 7 0 200 6-1 North Texas 12/1/1950 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 14th / 355th pick / 1973
11 Dennis Shaw 27 2 0 217 6-3 USC,San Diego St. 3/3/1947 4 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 30th pick / 1970
81 Jackie Smith 34 TE 14 14 235 6-4 NW State (LA) 2/23/1940 11 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
46 Mo Spencer 22 7 0 175 6-0 North Carolina Central 6/15/1952 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 71st pick / 1974
67 Larry Stallings 33 LLB 14 14 230 6-1 Georgia Tech 12/11/1941 11 7 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
28 Scott Stringer 23 5 0 180 5-11 California 8/5/1951 Rook 2
82 Earl Thomas 26 WR 14 11 224 6-3 Houston 10/4/1948 3 7 Chicago Bears / 6th / 135th pick / 1971
43 Norm Thompson 29 LCB 12 12 180 6-1 Utah 3/5/1945 3 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1971
45 Jim Tolbert 30 SS 14 10 200 6-4 Lincoln (MO) 3/12/1944 8 4 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 61st pick / 1966
22 Roger Wehrli* 27 RCB 14 14 190 6-0 Missouri 11/26/1947 5 11 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
20 Ken Willard 31 rb 7 3 219 6-1 North Carolina 7/14/1943 9 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1965
56 Cal Withrow 29 12 0 240 6-0 Kentucky 7/4/1945 4 4
78 Ron Yankowski 28 RDE 14 14 244 6-5 Kansas St. 10/23/1946 3 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 199th pick / 1971
64 Bob Young 32 LG 9 8 270 6-1 Texas,Texas St.,Howard Payne 9/3/1942 8 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
Team Total 26.5 14 223.6 6-1.9 3.5