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1976 St. Louis Cardinals

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10-4-0, Finished 3rd in NFC East Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.6, Offense: 3.5, Defense: -1.0, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 309 points (22.1/g), 8th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 267 points (19.1/g), 16th.
 Differential of 42 points (3.0/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 8.2-5.8.

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

Stadium: Civic Center Busch Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Lindenwoods Colleges (St. Charles, Missouri)

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* 32 10 14 218 for 388, 2,946 yards, 18 td, 13 int, & 8 rushes for 7 yards and 0 td
RB Terry Metcalf 25 3 12 134 rushes for 537 yards, 3 td, & 33 catches for 388 yards and 4 td St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1973
FB Jim Otis 28 6 11 233 rushes for 891 yards, 2 td, & 2 catches for 15 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 9th / 218th pick / 1970
WR Mel Gray* 28 5 11 36 catches for 686 yards, 5 td St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 147th pick / 1971
WR Ike Harris 24 1 12 52 catches for 782 yards, 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 91st pick / 1974
TE J.V. Cain 25 2 14 26 catches for 400 yards, 5 td St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 7th pick / 1974
LT Roger Finnie 31 7 14 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 14th / 364th pick / 1969
LG Bob Young 34 10 14 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
C Tom Banks*+ 28 5 14 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 189th pick / 1970
RG Conrad Dobler* 26 4 14 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 110th pick / 1972
RT Dan Dierdorf*+ 27 5 14 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Zook 29 7 11 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1969
LDT Charles Davis 25 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 229th pick / 1974
RDT Mike Dawson 23 Rook 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 22nd pick / 1976
RDE Bob Bell 28 5 11 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 21st pick / 1971
LLB Larry Stallings 35 13 14 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
MLB Tim Kearney 26 4 8 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 83rd pick / 1972
RLB Mark Arneson 27 4 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1972
LCB Norm Thompson 31 5 12 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1971
RCB Roger Wehrli*+ 29 7 14 4 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
SS Ken Reaves 32 10 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 49th pick / 1966
FS Mike Sensibaugh 27 5 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 191st pick / 1971
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Bakken*+ 36 14 0 20 of 27 field goals & 33 of 35 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
P Terry Joyce 22 Rook 0 64 punts for a 36.4 average, 2 blocked
PR Terry Metcalf 25 3 12 17 punt returns for a 11.1 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1973
KR Jerry Latin 23 1 0 16 kick returns for a 22.3 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 280th pick / 1975

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
61 Henry Allison 29 10 0 255 6-3 Col. of the Sequoias,San Diego St. 2/11/1947 5 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 50th pick / 1971
57 Mark Arneson 27 RLB 14 14 220 6-2 Arizona 9/9/1949 4 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1972
25 Jim Bakken*+ 36 K 14 0 200 5-11 Wisconsin 11/2/1940 14 5 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
54 Tom Banks*+ 28 C 14 14 245 6-1 Auburn 8/20/1948 5 12 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 189th pick / 1970
58 Al Beauchamp 32 14 0 237 6-2 Southern 6/25/1944 8 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1968
79 Bob Bell 28 RDE 14 11 250 6-4 Cincinnati 1/25/1948 5 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 21st pick / 1971
51 Tom Brahaney 25 14 0 245 6-2 Oklahoma 10/23/1951 3 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 109th pick / 1973
70 Lee Brooks 29 8 1 261 6-5 Texas 12/7/1947 6 2 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 31st pick / 1970
88 J.V. Cain 25 TE 14 14 224 6-4 Colorado 7/22/1951 2 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 7th pick / 1974
26 Dwayne Crump 26 13 0 180 5-11 Fresno St. 8/9/1950 3 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 137th pick / 1973
76 Charles Davis 25 LDT 14 14 269 6-1 TCU 11/17/1951 2 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 229th pick / 1974
73 Mike Dawson 23 RDT 13 10 270 6-4 Arizona 10/16/1953 Rook 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 22nd pick / 1976
72 Dan Dierdorf*+ 27 RT 14 14 275 6-3 Michigan 6/29/1949 5 12 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
66 Conrad Dobler* 26 RG 14 14 254 6-3 Wyoming 10/1/1950 4 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 110th pick / 1972
10 Bill Donckers 25 1 0 205 6-1 San Diego St. 1/8/1951 Rook 0
41 Clarence Duren 26 13 0 190 6-1 California 12/9/1950 3 3
60 Roger Finnie 31 LT 14 14 245 6-3 Florida A&M 11/6/1945 7 6 New York Jets / 14th / 364th pick / 1969
59 Carl Gersbach 29 7 0 230 6-1 Duke,West Chester 1/8/1947 6 2
85 Mel Gray* 28 WR 11 11 175 5-9 Missouri 9/28/1948 5 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 147th pick / 1971
30 Gary Hammond 27 14 0 184 5-11 SMU 7/31/1949 3 0 New York Jets / 3rd / 66th pick / 1972
84 Ike Harris 24 WR 12 12 210 6-3 Iowa St. 11/27/1952 1 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 91st pick / 1974
17 Jim Hart* 32 QB 14 14 215 6-1 Southern Illinois 4/29/1944 10 13
50 Greg Hartle 25 1 1 225 6-2 Newberry 2/14/1951 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 251st pick / 1974
34 Steve Jones 25 13 4 200 6-0 Duke 3/6/1951 3 5 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 129th pick / 1973
87 Terry Joyce 22 P 14 0 230 6-6 Wichita St.,Missouri Southern 7/18/1954 Rook 1
56 Tim Kearney 26 MLB 12 8 227 6-2 Northern Michigan 11/5/1950 4 4 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 83rd pick / 1972
32 Jerry Latin 23 KR 11 0 190 5-10 Northern Illinois 8/25/1953 1 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 280th pick / 1975
52 Mike McDonald 23 4 0 215 6-2 Catawba 6/20/1953 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 16th / 397th pick / 1975
52 Mike McGraw 23 4 0 225 6-2 Wyoming 12/27/1953 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 255th pick / 1975
21 Terry Metcalf 25 PR 12 12 185 5-10 Long Beach St. 9/24/1951 3 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1973
24 Wayne Morris 22 rb 14 1 207 6-0 SMU 5/3/1954 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 141st pick / 1976
27 Eddie Moss 28 2 0 215 6-0 SE Missouri St. 9/27/1948 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 13th / 313th pick / 1972
53 Steve Neils 25 7 0 217 6-2 Minnesota 5/2/1951 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 111th pick / 1974
38 Lee Nelson 22 db 9 2 185 5-10 Florida St. 1/30/1954 Rook 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 15th / 420th pick / 1976
65 Brad Oates 23 14 0 274 6-6 Duke,BYU 9/30/1953 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1976
33 Steve Okoniewski 27 8 0 257 6-3 Washington,Montana 8/22/1949 4 3 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 41st pick / 1972
35 Jim Otis 28 FB 14 11 220 6-0 Ohio St. 4/29/1948 6 7 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 218th pick / 1970
36 Ken Reaves 32 SS 14 14 210 6-3 Norfolk St. 10/29/1944 10 5 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 49th pick / 1966
20 Mike Sensibaugh 27 FS 14 14 192 5-11 Ohio St. 1/3/1949 5 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 191st pick / 1971
46 Jeff Severson 27 14 0 183 6-1 Long Beach St. 9/16/1949 4 2 Washington Redskins / 12th / 297th pick / 1971
81 Jackie Smith 36 12 0 235 6-4 NW State (LA) 2/23/1940 13 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
67 Larry Stallings 35 LLB 14 14 230 6-1 Georgia Tech 12/11/1941 13 5 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1963
St. Louis Cardinals / 18th / 241st pick / 1963
43 Norm Thompson 31 LCB 13 12 180 6-1 Utah 3/5/1945 5 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1971
83 Pat Tilley 23 wr 13 5 178 5-10 Louisiana Tech 2/15/1953 Rook 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 114th pick / 1976
71 Marvin Upshaw 30 4 4 260 6-4 Trinity (TX) 11/22/1946 8 2 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 1968
22 Roger Wehrli*+ 29 RCB 14 14 190 6-0 Missouri 11/26/1947 7 12 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
55 Ray White 27 mlb 6 5 227 6-1 Syracuse 5/18/1949 5 2 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 117th pick / 1971
62 Keith Wortman 26 3 0 260 6-2 Nebraska 7/20/1950 4 2 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 242nd pick / 1972
15 Sam Wyche 31 1 0 218 6-4 Furman 1/5/1945 8 0
78 Ron Yankowski 30 5 5 244 6-5 Kansas St. 10/23/1946 5 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 199th pick / 1971
64 Bob Young 34 LG 14 14 270 6-1 Texas,Texas St.,Howard Payne 9/3/1942 10 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
63 John Zook 29 LDE 13 11 243 6-4 Kansas 9/24/1947 7 4 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1969
Team Total 27.3 14 223.7 6-1.6 4.5