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1982 St. Louis Cardinals

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5-4-0, Finished 3rd in NFC East Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.7, Offense: -4.1, Defense: 1.4, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 135 points (15.0/g), 25th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 170 points (18.9/g), 12th.
 Differential of -35 points (-3.9/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 3.3-5.7.

Coach: Jim Hanifan (5-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bettis and Floyd Peters

Stadium: Busch Stadium
 Training Camp: Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, 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 Neil Lomax 23 1 9 109 for 205, 1,367 yards, 5 td, 6 int, & 28 rushes for 119 yards and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1981
RB Ottis Anderson 25 3 8 145 rushes for 587 yards, 3 td, & 14 catches for 106 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 8th pick / 1979
FB Wayne Morris 28 6 8 84 rushes for 274 yards, 4 td, & 3 catches for 8 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 141st pick / 1976
WR Roy Green 25 3 9 32 catches for 453 yards, 3 td, & 6 rushes for 8 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 89th pick / 1979
WR Pat Tilley 29 6 8 36 catches for 465 yards, 2 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 114th pick / 1976
TE Doug Marsh 24 2 8 6 catches for 94 yards, 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1980
LT Luis Sharpe 22 Rook 9 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 16th pick / 1982
LG Terry Stieve 28 6 9 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 160th pick / 1976
C Dan Dierdorf 33 11 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
RG Joe Bostic 25 3 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 64th pick / 1979
RT Tootie Robbins 24 Rook 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 90th pick / 1982
 Defensive Starters
LDE Elois Grooms 29 7 9 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1975
LDT Mike Dawson 29 6 9 3.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 22nd pick / 1976
RDT Rush Brown 28 2 9 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 255th pick / 1980
RDE Curtis Greer 25 2 9 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1980
LLB E.J. Junior 23 1 9 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1981
MLB Dave Ahrens 24 1 9 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 143rd pick / 1981
RLB Charles Baker 25 2 9 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 81st pick / 1980
LCB Jeff Griffin 24 1 8 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 61st pick / 1981
RCB Carl Allen 27 5 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 299th pick / 1977
SS Lee Nelson 28 6 7 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 15th / 420th pick / 1976
FS Benny Perrin 23 Rook 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 65th pick / 1982
 Special Teams Starters
K Neil O'Donoghue 29 5 0 8 of 13 field goals & 15 of 16 extra points Buffalo Bills / 5th / 127th pick / 1977
P Carl Birdsong 23 1 0 54 punts for a 43.8 average, 0 blocked
PR Stump Mitchell 23 1 1 27 punt returns for a 6.1 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 226th pick / 1981
KR Stump Mitchell 23 1 1 16 kick returns for a 22.8 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 226th pick / 1981

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
58 Dave Ahrens 24 MLB 9 9 238 6-3 Wisconsin 12/5/1958 1 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 143rd pick / 1981
27 Carl Allen 27 RCB 9 9 185 6-0 Southern Miss 12/21/1955 5 8 Cincinnati Bengals / 11th / 299th pick / 1977
51 Kurt Allerman 27 9 0 222 6-3 Penn St. 8/30/1955 5 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1977
32 Ottis Anderson 25 RB 8 8 220 6-2 Miami (FL) 1/19/1957 3 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 8th pick / 1979
52 Charles Baker 25 RLB 9 9 226 6-2 New Mexico 9/26/1957 2 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 81st pick / 1980
46 Don Bessillieu 26 3 0 200 6-1 Georgia Tech 5/4/1956 3 0 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 134th pick / 1979
18 Carl Birdsong 23 P 9 0 192 6-0 SW Oklahoma St. 1/1/1959 1 4
71 Joe Bostic 25 RG 8 8 265 6-3 Clemson 4/20/1957 3 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 64th pick / 1979
69 Rush Brown 28 RDT 9 9 257 6-2 Ball St. 6/27/1954 2 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 255th pick / 1980
64 Randy Clark 25 9 0 260 6-3 Northern Illinois 7/27/1957 2 1 Chicago Bears / 8th / 215th pick / 1980
44 Tim Collier 28 4 0 172 6-0 Texas A&M-Commerce 5/31/1954 6 1 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 249th pick / 1976
66 George Collins 27 t 9 1 257 6-2 Georgia 12/9/1955 4 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 96th pick / 1978
73 Mike Dawson 29 LDT 9 9 270 6-4 Arizona 10/16/1953 6 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 22nd pick / 1976
72 Dan Dierdorf 33 C 9 9 275 6-3 Michigan 6/29/1949 11 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
59 Calvin Favron 25 4 0 225 6-1 SE Louisiana 7/3/1957 3 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 46th pick / 1979
31 Earl Ferrell 24 9 0 225 6-0 East Tennessee St. 3/27/1958 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 125th pick / 1982
65 David Galloway 23 5 0 277 6-3 Florida 2/16/1959 Rook 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1982
57 John Gillen 24 4 0 227 6-3 Illinois 11/5/1958 1 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 116th pick / 1981
85 Mel Gray 34 5 0 175 5-9 Missouri 9/28/1948 11 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 147th pick / 1971
81 Roy Green 25 WR 9 9 195 6-0 Henderson St. 6/30/1957 3 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 89th pick / 1979
37 Ken Greene 26 8 0 203 6-3 Washington St. 5/8/1956 4 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1978
75 Curtis Greer 25 RDE 9 9 255 6-4 Michigan 11/10/1957 2 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1980
35 Jeff Griffin 24 LCB 9 8 185 6-0 Utah 7/19/1958 1 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 61st pick / 1981
78 Elois Grooms 29 LDE 9 9 249 6-4 Tennessee Tech 5/20/1953 7 8 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1975
39 Willard Harrell 30 7 0 162 5-8 Pacific 9/16/1952 7 2 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 58th pick / 1975
17 Jim Hart 38 4 0 215 6-1 Southern Illinois 4/29/1944 16 1
54 E.J. Junior 23 LLB 9 9 238 6-3 Alabama 12/8/1959 1 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1981
89 Greg LaFleur 24 te 9 3 236 6-4 LSU 9/16/1958 1 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1981
16 Rusty Lisch 26 8 0 213 6-3 Notre Dame 12/21/1956 2 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 89th pick / 1980
15 Neil Lomax 23 QB 9 9 215 6-3 Portland St. 2/17/1959 1 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1981
40 Randy Love 26 9 0 208 6-1 Houston 9/30/1956 3 0 New England Patriots / 8th / 216th pick / 1979
80 Doug Marsh 24 TE 8 8 236 6-3 Michigan 6/18/1958 2 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1980
76 Stafford Mays 24 8 0 252 6-2 Washington 3/13/1958 2 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 225th pick / 1980
87 Eddie McGill 22 9 0 225 6-6 West. Carolina 7/5/1960 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 259th pick / 1982
30 Stump Mitchell 23 KR 9 1 188 5-9 The Citadel 3/15/1959 1 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 226th pick / 1981
24 Wayne Morris 28 FB 9 8 207 6-0 SMU 5/3/1954 6 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 141st pick / 1976
38 Lee Nelson 28 SS 8 7 185 5-10 Florida St. 1/30/1954 6 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 15th / 420th pick / 1976
11 Neil O'Donoghue 29 K 8 0 208 6-6 St. Bernard,Auburn 6/18/1953 5 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 127th pick / 1977
23 Benny Perrin 23 FS 9 9 178 6-2 Alabama 10/20/1959 Rook 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 65th pick / 1982
70 Art Plunkett 23 9 0 269 6-7 UNLV 3/8/1959 1 1 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 216th pick / 1981
50 Craig Puki 25 7 0 231 6-1 Tennessee 1/18/1957 2 1 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 77th pick / 1980
63 Tootie Robbins 24 RT 9 9 303 6-5 East Carolina 6/2/1958 Rook 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 90th pick / 1982
53 Craig Shaffer 23 5 0 230 6-0 Indiana St. 3/31/1959 Rook 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 150th pick / 1982
67 Luis Sharpe 22 LT 9 9 275 6-5 UCLA 6/16/1960 Rook 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 16th pick / 1982
84 Mike Shumann 27 6 0 178 6-1 Florida St. 10/13/1955 4 1
44 Wayne Smith 25 1 0 171 6-0 Wisc-LaCrosse,Purdue 5/9/1957 2 0 Detroit Lions / 11th / 278th pick / 1980
21 Dave Stief 26 9 0 195 6-3 Portland St. 1/29/1956 4 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 181st pick / 1978
68 Terry Stieve 28 LG 9 9 256 6-2 Wisconsin 3/10/1954 6 7 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 160th pick / 1976
86 Ken Thompson 24 1 0 178 6-1 West Texas A&M,Utah St. 12/6/1958 Rook 0
82 Ricky Thompson 28 3 0 176 6-0 Baylor 5/15/1954 6 0 Baltimore Colts / 8th / 228th pick / 1976
79 Bruce Thornton 24 6 0 263 6-5 Illinois 2/14/1958 3 1 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 219th pick / 1979
83 Pat Tilley 29 WR 9 8 178 5-10 Louisiana Tech 2/15/1953 6 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 114th pick / 1976
22 Roger Wehrli 35 db 8 1 190 6-0 Missouri 11/26/1947 13 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 19th pick / 1969
42 Herb Williams 24 db 7 2 190 6-1 Southern 8/30/1958 2 2 San Francisco 49ers / 6th / 139th pick / 1980
Team Total 26.1 9 219.5 6-1.7 3.4