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1975 St. Louis Cardinals

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11-3-0, Finished 1st in NFC East Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.5, Offense: 3.4, Defense: 0.1, SoS: -2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 356 points (25.4/g), 7th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 276 points (19.7/g), 11th.
 Differential of 80 points (5.7/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 9.0-5.0.

Coach: Don Coryell (11-3-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Ray Willsey

Stadium: Civic Center Busch Memorial St
 Training Camp: Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, 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* 31 9 14 182 for 345, 2,507 yards, 19 td, 19 int, & 11 rushes for 7 yards and 1 td
RB Terry Metcalf* 24 2 13 165 rushes for 816 yards, 9 td, & 43 catches for 378 yards and 2 td St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1973
FB Jim Otis* 27 5 14 269 rushes for 1,076 yards, 5 td, & 12 catches for 69 yards and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 9th / 218th pick / 1970
WR Mel Gray*+ 27 4 14 48 catches for 926 yards, 11 td, & 1 rush for 6 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 147th pick / 1971
WR Earl Thomas 27 4 10 21 catches for 375 yards, 2 td Chicago Bears / 6th / 135th pick / 1971
TE Jackie Smith 35 12 7 13 catches for 246 yards, 2 td St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
LT Roger Finnie 30 6 14 New York Jets / 14th / 364th pick / 1969
LG Bob Young 33 9 12 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
C Tom Banks* 27 4 14 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 189th pick / 1970
RG Conrad Dobler* 25 3 14 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 110th pick / 1972
RT Dan Dierdorf* 26 4 14 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bob Bell 27 4 14 Detroit Lions / 1st / 21st pick / 1971
LDT Charles Davis 24 1 12 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 229th pick / 1974
RDT Bob Rowe 30 8 14 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1967
RDE Ron Yankowski 29 4 13 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 199th pick / 1971
LLB Larry Stallings 34 12 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
MLB Mark Arneson 26 3 11 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1972
RLB Pete Barnes 30 8 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 6th / 136th pick / 1967
LCB Norm Thompson 30 4 14 7 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1971
RCB Roger Wehrli*+ 28 6 13 6 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
SS Ken Reaves 31 9 13 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 49th pick / 1966
FS Clarence Duren 25 2 11 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Bakken*+ 35 13 0 19 of 24 field goals & 40 of 41 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
P Jeff West 22 Rook 0 64 punts for a 37.7 average, 1 blocked Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 122nd pick / 1975
PR Terry Metcalf* 24 2 13 23 punt returns for a 12.4 average and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1973
KR Terry Metcalf* 24 2 13 35 kick returns for a 27.4 average and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1973

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
61 Henry Allison 28 14 0 255 6-3 Col. of the Sequoias,San Diego St. 2/11/1947 4 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 50th pick / 1971
57 Mark Arneson 26 MLB 14 11 220 6-2 Arizona 9/9/1949 3 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1972
31 Josh Ashton 26 2 0 205 6-1 Tulsa 8/24/1949 3 0 New England Patriots / 9th / 209th pick / 1971
25 Jim Bakken*+ 35 K 14 0 200 5-11 Wisconsin 11/2/1940 13 5 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
54 Tom Banks* 27 C 14 14 245 6-1 Auburn 8/20/1948 4 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 189th pick / 1970
59 Pete Barnes 30 RLB 14 14 239 6-1 Southern 8/31/1945 8 8 Houston Oilers / 6th / 136th pick / 1967
79 Bob Bell 27 LDE 14 14 250 6-4 Cincinnati 1/25/1948 4 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 21st pick / 1971
51 Tom Brahaney 24 c 14 2 245 6-2 Oklahoma 10/23/1951 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 109th pick / 1973
70 Lee Brooks 28 8 2 261 6-5 Texas 12/7/1947 5 3 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1970
88 J.V. Cain 24 te 14 7 224 6-4 Colorado 7/22/1951 1 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 7th pick / 1974
26 Dwayne Crump 25 db 14 3 180 5-11 Fresno St. 8/9/1950 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 137th pick / 1973
76 Charles Davis 24 LDT 14 12 269 6-1 TCU 11/17/1951 1 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 229th pick / 1974
72 Dan Dierdorf* 26 RT 14 14 275 6-3 Michigan 6/29/1949 4 11 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
66 Conrad Dobler* 25 RG 14 14 254 6-3 Wyoming 10/1/1950 3 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 110th pick / 1972
41 Clarence Duren 25 FS 13 11 190 6-1 California 12/9/1950 2 4
60 Roger Finnie 30 LT 14 14 245 6-3 Florida A&M 11/6/1945 6 7 New York Jets / 14th / 364th pick / 1969
85 Mel Gray*+ 27 WR 14 14 175 5-9 Missouri 9/28/1948 4 13 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 147th pick / 1971
33 Tim Gray 23 14 0 200 6-1 Texas A&M 11/11/1952 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 21st pick / 1975
30 Gary Hammond 26 14 0 184 5-11 SMU 7/31/1949 2 0 New York Jets / 3rd / 66th pick / 1972
84 Ike Harris 23 wr 14 4 210 6-3 Iowa St. 11/27/1952 Rook 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 91st pick / 1974
17 Jim Hart* 31 QB 14 14 215 6-1 Southern Illinois 4/29/1944 9 13
50 Greg Hartle 24 lb 13 3 225 6-2 Newberry 2/14/1951 1 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 251st pick / 1974
34 Steve Jones 24 13 1 200 6-0 Duke 3/6/1951 2 5 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 129th pick / 1973
69 Greg Kindle 25 14 0 265 6-4 Tennessee St. 9/16/1950 1 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1974
32 Jerry Latin 22 10 0 190 5-10 Northern Illinois 8/25/1953 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 280th pick / 1975
21 Terry Metcalf* 24 KR 13 13 185 5-10 Long Beach St. 9/24/1951 2 15 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1973
27 Eddie Moss 27 8 0 215 6-0 SE Missouri St. 9/27/1948 2 0 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 313th pick / 1972
53 Steve Neils 24 14 0 217 6-2 Minnesota 5/2/1951 1 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 111th pick / 1974
35 Jim Otis* 27 FB 14 14 220 6-0 Ohio St. 4/29/1948 5 11 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 218th pick / 1970
36 Ken Reaves 31 SS 14 13 210 6-3 Norfolk St. 10/29/1944 9 6 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 49th pick / 1966
75 Bob Rowe 30 RDT 14 14 270 6-4 West. Michigan 5/23/1945 8 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1967
74 Council Rudolph 25 13 1 255 6-4 Kentucky St. 1/18/1950 3 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 160th pick / 1972
11 Dennis Shaw 28 3 0 217 6-3 USC,San Diego St. 3/3/1947 5 0 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 30th pick / 1970
81 Jackie Smith 35 TE 9 7 235 6-4 NW State (LA) 2/23/1940 12 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
67 Larry Stallings 34 LLB 13 13 230 6-1 Georgia Tech 12/11/1941 12 7 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
82 Earl Thomas 27 WR 11 10 224 6-3 Houston 10/4/1948 4 5 Chicago Bears / 6th / 135th pick / 1971
43 Norm Thompson 30 LCB 14 14 180 6-1 Utah 3/5/1945 4 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1971
45 Jim Tolbert 31 db 14 2 200 6-4 Lincoln (MO) 3/12/1944 9 2 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 61st pick / 1966
22 Roger Wehrli*+ 28 RCB 14 13 190 6-0 Missouri 11/26/1947 6 14 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
80 Jeff West 22 P 14 0 212 6-3 Cincinnati 4/6/1953 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 122nd pick / 1975
55 Ray White 26 lb 14 1 227 6-1 Syracuse 5/18/1949 4 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 117th pick / 1971
78 Ron Yankowski 29 RDE 13 13 244 6-5 Kansas St. 10/23/1946 4 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 199th pick / 1971
64 Bob Young 33 LG 12 12 270 6-1 Texas,Texas St.,Howard Payne 9/3/1942 9 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
Team Total 27.1 14 223.8 6-1.7 4.3