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1978 St. Louis Cardinals

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6-10-0, Finished 4th in NFC East Division  · 1978 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.5, Offense: -2.6, Defense: 0.0, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 248 points (15.5/g), 23rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 296 points (18.5/g), 15th.
 Differential of -48 points (-3.0/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 6.3-9.7.

Coach: Bud Wilkinson (6-10-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bettis

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 34 12 15 240 for 477, 3,121 yards, 16 td, 18 int, & 11 rushes for 11 yards and 2 td
RB Wayne Morris 24 2 13 174 rushes for 631 yards, 1 td, & 33 catches for 298 yards and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 141st pick / 1976
FB Jim Otis 30 8 9 197 rushes for 664 yards, 8 td, & 8 catches for 38 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 9th / 218th pick / 1970
WR Mel Gray 30 7 12 44 catches for 871 yards, 1 td, & 5 rushes for 51 yards and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 147th pick / 1971
WR Pat Tilley 25 2 16 62 catches for 900 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 32 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 114th pick / 1976
TE Al Chandler 28 5 8 16 catches for 190 yards, 4 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1973
LT Keith Wortman 28 6 13 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 242nd pick / 1972
LG Bob Young* 36 12 14 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
C Tom Banks* 30 7 15 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 189th pick / 1970
RG Terry Stieve 24 2 13 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 160th pick / 1976
RT Dan Dierdorf*+ 29 7 16 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bob Pollard 30 7 15 New Orleans Saints / 11th / 262nd pick / 1971
NT Mike Dawson 25 2 15 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 22nd pick / 1976
RDE John Zook 31 9 16 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1969
LOLB Steve Neils 27 4 16 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 111th pick / 1974
LILB Tim Kearney 28 6 8 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 83rd pick / 1972
RILB Kurt Allerman 23 1 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1977
ROLB Mark Arneson 29 6 16 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1972
LCB Carl Allen 23 1 14 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 299th pick / 1977
RCB Roger Wehrli 31 9 15 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
SS Ken Greene 22 Rook 12 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1978
FS Ken Stone 28 5 11 9 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 10th / 245th pick / 1973
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Bakken 38 16 0 11 of 22 field goals & 27 of 30 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
P Mike Wood 24 Rook 0 51 punts for a 37.6 average, 0 blocked Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 204th pick / 1978
PR Willard Harrell 26 3 2 21 punt returns for a 9.3 average and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 58th pick / 1975
KR Willard Harrell 26 3 2 19 kick returns for a 20.5 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 58th 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)
27 Carl Allen 23 LCB 15 14 185 6-0 Southern Miss 12/21/1955 1 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 299th pick / 1977
50 Kurt Allerman 23 RILB 15 9 222 6-3 Penn St. 8/30/1955 1 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1977
89 Warren Anderson 23 2 0 195 6-2 West Virginia St. 7/3/1955 1 0 Houston Oilers / 4th / 98th pick / 1977
57 Mark Arneson 29 ROLB 16 16 220 6-2 Arizona 9/9/1949 6 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1972
25 Jim Bakken 38 K 16 0 200 5-11 Wisconsin 11/2/1940 16 2 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1962
54 Tom Banks* 30 C 16 15 245 6-1 Auburn 8/20/1948 7 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 189th pick / 1970
58 John Barefield 23 9 0 224 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 3/23/1955 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1978
33 Larry Barnes 24 2 0 220 5-11 Tennessee St. 7/17/1954 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 151st pick / 1977
79 Bob Bell 30 15 1 250 6-4 Cincinnati 1/25/1948 7 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 21st pick / 1971
20 Gordon Bell 25 6 0 180 5-9 Michigan 12/25/1953 2 0 New York Giants / 4th / 104th pick / 1976
51 Tom Brahaney 27 16 2 245 6-2 Oklahoma 10/23/1951 5 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 109th pick / 1973
87 Al Chandler 28 TE 11 8 233 6-2 Oklahoma 11/18/1950 5 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1973
86 Jimmy Childs 22 8 1 194 6-2 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 8/9/1956 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 97th pick / 1978
66 George Collins 23 13 0 257 6-2 Georgia 12/9/1955 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 96th pick / 1978
76 Charles Davis 27 1 1 269 6-1 TCU 11/17/1951 4 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 229th pick / 1974
73 Mike Dawson 25 NT 16 15 270 6-4 Arizona 10/16/1953 2 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 22nd pick / 1976
72 Dan Dierdorf*+ 29 RT 16 16 275 6-3 Michigan 6/29/1949 7 11 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
28 Ted Farmer 25 2 0 175 5-11 Oregon 9/8/1953 Rook 0
60 Roger Finnie 33 7 7 245 6-3 Florida A&M 11/6/1945 9 3 New York Jets / 14th / 364th pick / 1969
59 Randy Gill 22 7 4 230 6-2 San Jose St. 8/1/1956 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 265th pick / 1978
85 Mel Gray 30 WR 13 12 175 5-9 Missouri 9/28/1948 7 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 147th pick / 1971
40 Doug Greene 22 db 15 4 205 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 2/10/1956 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 69th pick / 1978
37 Ken Greene 22 SS 16 12 203 6-3 Washington St. 5/8/1956 Rook 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1978
39 Willard Harrell 26 KR 13 2 162 5-8 Pacific 9/16/1952 3 2 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 58th pick / 1975
17 Jim Hart 34 QB 15 15 215 6-1 Southern Illinois 4/29/1944 12 8
34 Steve Jones 27 16 9 200 6-0 Duke 3/6/1951 5 4 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 129th pick / 1973
56 Tim Kearney 28 LILB 15 8 227 6-2 Northern Michigan 11/5/1950 6 4 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 83rd pick / 1972
32 Jerry Latin 25 2 0 190 5-10 Northern Illinois 8/25/1953 3 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 280th pick / 1975
12 Steve Little 22 11 0 180 6-0 Arkansas 2/19/1956 Rook 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 15th pick / 1978
18 Mark Manges 22 1 0 210 6-2 Maryland 1/10/1956 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 105th pick / 1978
24 Wayne Morris 24 RB 13 13 207 6-0 SMU 5/3/1954 2 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 141st pick / 1976
65 Tom Mullen 27 7 0 248 6-3 SW Missouri St. 11/11/1951 4 2 New York Giants / 2nd / 28th pick / 1974
53 Steve Neils 27 LOLB 16 16 217 6-2 Minnesota 5/2/1951 4 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 111th pick / 1974
38 Lee Nelson 24 db 16 1 185 5-10 Florida St. 1/30/1954 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 15th / 420th pick / 1976
35 Jim Otis 30 FB 15 9 220 6-0 Ohio St. 4/29/1948 8 4 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 218th pick / 1970
15 Steve Pisarkiewicz 25 qb 3 1 205 6-2 Missouri 11/10/1953 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1977
82 Bob Pollard 30 LDE 15 15 250 6-3 Texas Southern,Weber St. 12/30/1948 7 6 New Orleans Saints / 11th / 262nd pick / 1971
80 Eason Ramson 22 te 15 7 232 6-2 Washington St. 4/30/1956 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 312th pick / 1978
20 Mike Sensibaugh 29 5 4 192 5-11 Ohio St. 1/3/1949 7 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 8th / 191st pick / 1971
30 Willie Shelby 25 3 0 195 5-11 Alabama 7/24/1953 2 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 138th pick / 1976
70 Keith Simons 24 13 0 254 6-3 Minnesota 4/26/1954 2 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1976
45 Perry Smith 27 db 16 3 195 6-1 Mesa,Colorado St. 3/29/1951 5 3 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 92nd pick / 1973
80 Tom Southard 23 2 0 185 6-0 Furman 6/29/1955 Rook 0
84 Dave Stief 22 wr 15 3 195 6-3 Portland St. 1/29/1956 Rook 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 181st pick / 1978
68 Terry Stieve 24 RG 16 13 256 6-2 Wisconsin 3/10/1954 2 5 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 160th pick / 1976
23 Ken Stone 28 FS 14 11 179 6-1 Vanderbilt 9/14/1950 5 7 Washington Redskins / 10th / 245th pick / 1973
87 Jim Thaxton 29 5 0 240 6-2 Tennessee St. 1/11/1949 5 0 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 84th pick / 1973
83 Pat Tilley 25 WR 16 16 178 5-10 Louisiana Tech 2/15/1953 2 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 114th pick / 1976
59 Curtis Townsend 23 9 0 229 6-1 Arkansas 1/20/1955 Rook 3 San Diego Chargers / 10th / 265th pick / 1977
22 Roger Wehrli 31 RCB 16 15 190 6-0 Missouri 11/26/1947 9 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
52 Greg Westbrooks 25 10 0 215 6-2 Mesa,Colorado 2/24/1953 3 3 New Orleans Saints / 17th / 422nd pick / 1975
55 Eric Williams 23 RILB 13 11 227 6-2 USC 6/17/1955 1 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 216th pick / 1977
19 Mike Wood 24 P 8 0 199 5-11 SE Missouri St. 9/3/1954 Rook 1 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 204th pick / 1978
44 Rolly Woolsey 25 2 0 182 6-1 Boise St. 8/11/1953 3 2 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 148th pick / 1975
62 Keith Wortman 28 LT 14 13 260 6-2 Nebraska 7/20/1950 6 5 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 242nd pick / 1972
78 Ron Yankowski 32 16 0 244 6-5 Kansas St. 10/23/1946 7 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 199th pick / 1971
64 Bob Young* 36 LG 16 14 270 6-1 Texas,Texas St.,Howard Payne 9/3/1942 12 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 19th / 261st pick / 1964
63 John Zook 31 RDE 16 16 243 6-4 Kansas 9/24/1947 9 6 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1969
Team Total 26.4 16 217.1 6-1.1 3.7