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1977 St. Louis Cardinals

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7-7-0, Finished 3rd in NFC East Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.4, Offense: 2.6, Defense: -4.0, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 272 points (19.4/g), 11th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 287 points (20.5/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -15 points (-1.1/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 6.6-7.4.

Coach: Don Coryell (7-7-0)
 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* 33 11 14 186 for 355, 2,542 yards, 13 td, 20 int, & 11 rushes for 18 yards and 0 td
RB Terry Metcalf* 26 4 11 149 rushes for 739 yards, 4 td, & 34 catches for 403 yards and 2 td St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1973
FB Wayne Morris 23 1 7 165 rushes for 661 yards, 8 td, & 24 catches for 222 yards and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 141st pick / 1976
WR Mel Gray* 29 6 14 38 catches for 782 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for -1 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 147th pick / 1971
WR Ike Harris 25 2 14 40 catches for 547 yards, 3 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 91st pick / 1974
TE J.V. Cain 26 3 13 25 catches for 328 yards, 2 td St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 7th pick / 1974
LT Roger Finnie 32 8 14 New York Jets / 14th / 364th pick / 1969
LG Bob Young 35 11 14 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
C Tom Banks* 29 6 14 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 189th pick / 1970
RG Conrad Dobler* 27 5 14 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 110th pick / 1972
RT Dan Dierdorf*+ 28 6 11 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE John Zook 30 8 9 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1969
LDT Charles Davis 26 3 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 229th pick / 1974
RDT Mike Dawson 24 1 14 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 22nd pick / 1976
RDE Ron Yankowski 31 6 13 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 199th pick / 1971
LLB Eric Williams 22 Rook 8 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 216th pick / 1977
MLB Tim Kearney 27 5 10 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 83rd pick / 1972
RLB Mark Arneson 28 5 14 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1972
LCB Lee Nelson 23 1 7 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 15th / 420th pick / 1976
RCB Roger Wehrli*+ 30 8 14 5 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
SS Ken Reaves 33 11 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 49th pick / 1966
FS Mike Sensibaugh 28 6 10 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 191st pick / 1971
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Bakken 37 15 0 7 of 16 field goals & 35 of 36 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
P Duane Carrell 28 3 0 49 punts for a 35.9 average, 0 blocked
PR Terry Metcalf* 26 4 11 14 punt returns for a 7.7 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1973
KR Terry Metcalf* 26 4 11 32 kick returns for a 24.1 average and 0 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)
27 Carl Allen 22 db 14 4 185 6-0 Southern Miss 12/21/1955 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 299th pick / 1977
50 Kurt Allerman 22 14 0 222 6-3 Penn St. 8/30/1955 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1977
61 Henry Allison 30 8 0 255 6-3 Col. of the Sequoias,San Diego St. 2/11/1947 6 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 50th pick / 1971
57 Mark Arneson 28 RLB 14 14 220 6-2 Arizona 9/9/1949 5 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1972
61 Dan Audick 23 2 0 252 6-3 Hawaii 11/15/1954 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 106th pick / 1977
25 Jim Bakken 37 K 14 0 200 5-11 Wisconsin 11/2/1940 15 3 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
54 Tom Banks* 29 C 14 14 245 6-1 Auburn 8/20/1948 6 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 189th pick / 1970
79 Bob Bell 29 7 4 250 6-4 Cincinnati 1/25/1948 6 2 Detroit Lions / 1st / 21st pick / 1971
58 Tim Black 22 4 0 215 6-2 Baylor 1/3/1955 Rook 2 Detroit Lions / 7th / 179th pick / 1977
30 Bill Bradley 30 db 4 1 190 5-11 Texas 1/24/1947 8 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 69th pick / 1969
51 Tom Brahaney 26 14 0 245 6-2 Oklahoma 10/23/1951 4 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 109th pick / 1973
88 J.V. Cain 26 TE 13 13 224 6-4 Colorado 7/22/1951 3 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 7th pick / 1974
12 Duane Carrell 28 P 10 0 185 5-10 Florida St. 10/3/1949 3 1
26 Rondy Colbert 23 4 0 185 5-9 Lamar 1/7/1954 2 1 New York Giants / 17th / 417th pick / 1975
76 Charles Davis 26 LDT 14 14 269 6-1 TCU 11/17/1951 3 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 229th pick / 1974
73 Mike Dawson 24 RDT 14 14 270 6-4 Arizona 10/16/1953 1 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 22nd pick / 1976
72 Dan Dierdorf*+ 28 RT 12 11 275 6-3 Michigan 6/29/1949 6 11 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
66 Conrad Dobler* 27 RG 14 14 254 6-3 Wyoming 10/1/1950 5 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 110th pick / 1972
10 Bill Donckers 26 5 0 205 6-1 San Diego St. 1/8/1951 1 0
60 Roger Finnie 32 LT 14 14 245 6-3 Florida A&M 11/6/1945 8 6 New York Jets / 14th / 364th pick / 1969
28 Robert Giblin 25 11 0 205 6-2 Houston 11/18/1952 2 2 New York Giants / 4th / 79th pick / 1975
85 Mel Gray* 29 WR 14 14 175 5-9 Missouri 9/28/1948 6 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 147th pick / 1971
84 Ike Harris 25 WR 14 14 210 6-3 Iowa St. 11/27/1952 2 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 91st pick / 1974
17 Jim Hart* 33 QB 14 14 215 6-1 Southern Illinois 4/29/1944 11 12
34 Steve Jones 26 14 0 200 6-0 Duke 3/6/1951 4 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 129th pick / 1973
87 Terry Joyce 23 4 0 230 6-6 Wichita St.,Missouri Southern 7/18/1954 1 0
56 Tim Kearney 27 MLB 14 10 227 6-2 Northern Michigan 11/5/1950 5 4 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 83rd pick / 1972
59 Marv Kellum 25 lb 14 4 225 6-2 Wichita St. 6/23/1952 3 2
32 Jerry Latin 24 rb 14 3 190 5-10 Northern Illinois 8/25/1953 2 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 280th pick / 1975
21 Terry Metcalf* 26 KR 14 11 185 5-10 Long Beach St. 9/24/1951 4 12 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1973
24 Wayne Morris 23 FB 12 7 207 6-0 SMU 5/3/1954 1 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 141st pick / 1976
53 Steve Neils 26 llb 14 8 217 6-2 Minnesota 5/2/1951 3 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 111th pick / 1974
38 Lee Nelson 23 LCB 10 7 185 5-10 Florida St. 1/30/1954 1 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 15th / 420th pick / 1976
65 Brad Oates 24 9 0 274 6-6 Duke,BYU 9/30/1953 1 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1976
71 Steve Okoniewski 28 1 0 257 6-3 Washington,Montana 8/22/1949 5 2 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 41st pick / 1972
35 Jim Otis 29 fb 13 7 220 6-0 Ohio St. 4/29/1948 7 3 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 218th pick / 1970
74 Walt Patulski 27 14 0 259 6-6 Notre Dame 2/3/1950 5 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 1st pick / 1972
36 Ken Reaves 33 SS 14 14 210 6-3 Norfolk St. 10/29/1944 11 4 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 49th pick / 1966
20 Mike Sensibaugh 28 FS 10 10 192 5-11 Ohio St. 1/3/1949 6 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 191st pick / 1971
46 Jeff Severson 28 db 14 3 183 6-1 Long Beach St. 9/16/1949 5 1 Washington Redskins / 12th / 297th pick / 1971
81 Jackie Smith 37 14 1 235 6-4 NW State (LA) 2/23/1940 14 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 129th pick / 1963
45 Perry Smith 26 db 3 3 195 6-1 Mesa,Colorado St. 3/29/1951 4 1 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 92nd pick / 1973
23 Ken Stone 27 14 0 179 6-1 Vanderbilt 9/14/1950 4 2 Washington Redskins / 10th / 245th pick / 1973
83 Pat Tilley 24 14 0 178 5-10 Louisiana Tech 2/15/1953 1 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 114th pick / 1976
22 Roger Wehrli*+ 30 RCB 14 14 190 6-0 Missouri 11/26/1947 8 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
55 Eric Williams 22 LLB 14 8 227 6-2 USC 6/17/1955 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 216th pick / 1977
62 Keith Wortman 27 t 14 3 260 6-2 Nebraska 7/20/1950 5 2 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 242nd pick / 1972
78 Ron Yankowski 31 RDE 14 13 244 6-5 Kansas St. 10/23/1946 6 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 199th pick / 1971
64 Bob Young 35 LG 14 14 270 6-1 Texas,Texas St.,Howard Payne 9/3/1942 11 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
63 John Zook 30 LDE 12 9 243 6-4 Kansas 9/24/1947 8 3 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1969
Team Total 27.2 14 221.6 6-1.5 4.6