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1983 St. Louis Cardinals

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8-7-1, Finished 3rd in NFC East Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.1, Offense: 2.5, Defense: -3.6, SoS: 2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 374 points (23.4/g), 9th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 428 points (26.8/g), 25th.
 Differential of -54 points (-3.4/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 6.7-9.3.

Coach: Jim Hanifan (8-7-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Rod Dowhower
 Defensive Coordinator: Tom Bettis and Floyd Peters

Stadium: Busch Stadium
 Training Camp: Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, Illinois)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Neil Lomax 24 2 13 209 for 354, 2,636 yards, 24 td, 11 int, & 27 rushes for 127 yards and 2 td St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1981
RB Ottis Anderson 26 4 15 296 rushes for 1,270 yards, 5 td, & 54 catches for 459 yards and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 8th pick / 1979
FB Wayne Morris 29 7 11 75 rushes for 257 yards, 2 td, & 14 catches for 55 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 141st pick / 1976
WR Roy Green*+ 26 4 15 78 catches for 1,227 yards, 14 td, & 4 rushes for 49 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 89th pick / 1979
WR Pat Tilley 30 7 16 44 catches for 690 yards, 5 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 114th pick / 1976
TE Doug Marsh 25 3 16 32 catches for 421 yards, 8 td St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1980
LT Luis Sharpe 23 1 16 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 16th pick / 1982
LG Terry Stieve 29 7 16 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 160th pick / 1976
C Randy Clark 26 3 13 Chicago Bears / 8th / 215th pick / 1980
RG Joe Bostic 26 4 14 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 64th pick / 1979
RT Tootie Robbins 25 1 11 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 90th pick / 1982
 Defensive Starters
LDE Al Baker 27 5 16 13.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 40th pick / 1978
LDT Elois Grooms 30 8 11 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1975
RDT David Galloway 24 1 13 12.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1982
RDE Curtis Greer 26 3 16 16.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1980
LLB Bob Harris 23 Rook 8 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 211th pick / 1983
MLB E.J. Junior 24 2 11 7.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1981
RLB Charles Baker 26 3 16 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 81st pick / 1980
LCB Lionel Washington 23 Rook 8 0.0 sacks, 8 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 103rd pick / 1983
RCB Wayne Smith 26 3 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 11th / 278th pick / 1980
SS Lee Nelson 29 7 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 15th / 420th pick / 1976
FS Benny Perrin 24 1 16 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 65th pick / 1982
 Special Teams Starters
K Neil O'Donoghue 30 6 0 15 of 28 field goals & 45 of 47 extra points Buffalo Bills / 5th / 127th pick / 1977
P Carl Birdsong* 24 2 0 85 punts for a 41.5 average, 0 blocked
PR Stump Mitchell 24 2 1 38 punt returns for a 8.9 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 226th pick / 1981
KR Stump Mitchell 24 2 1 36 kick returns for a 21.6 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 226th pick / 1981

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
58 Dave Ahrens 25 mlb 16 5 238 6-3 Wisconsin 12/5/1958 2 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 143rd pick / 1981
51 Kurt Allerman 28 MLB 16 8 222 6-3 Penn St. 8/30/1955 6 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 78th pick / 1977
32 Ottis Anderson 26 RB 15 15 220 6-2 Miami (FL) 1/19/1957 4 13 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 8th pick / 1979
61 Dan Audick 29 t 12 1 252 6-3 Hawaii 11/15/1954 6 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 106th pick / 1977
60 Al Baker 27 LDE 16 16 265 6-6 Colorado St. 12/9/1956 5 9 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 40th pick / 1978
52 Charles Baker 26 RLB 16 16 226 6-2 New Mexico 9/26/1957 3 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 81st pick / 1980
82 Steve Bird 23 14 0 171 5-11 East. Kentucky 10/20/1960 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 130th pick / 1983
18 Carl Birdsong* 24 P 16 0 192 6-0 SW Oklahoma St. 1/1/1959 2 3
71 Joe Bostic 26 RG 14 14 265 6-3 Clemson 4/20/1957 4 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 64th pick / 1979
69 Rush Brown 29 dt 6 1 257 6-2 Ball St. 6/27/1954 3 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 255th pick / 1980
64 Randy Clark 26 C 14 13 260 6-3 Northern Illinois 7/27/1957 3 6 Chicago Bears / 8th / 215th pick / 1980
59 Paul Davis 25 6 0 221 6-2 North Carolina 7/10/1958 2 0
72 Dan Dierdorf 34 t 7 4 275 6-3 Michigan 6/29/1949 12 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1971
73 Mark Duda 22 ldt 14 6 273 6-3 Maryland 2/4/1961 Rook 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 96th pick / 1983
57 Jim Eliopulos 24 4 0 230 6-2 Westminster (MO),Wyoming 4/18/1959 Rook 0 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 81st pick / 1982
31 Earl Ferrell 25 16 0 225 6-0 East Tennessee St. 3/27/1958 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 125th pick / 1982
65 David Galloway 24 RDT 16 13 277 6-3 Florida 2/16/1959 1 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1982
81 Roy Green*+ 26 WR 16 15 195 6-0 Henderson St. 6/30/1957 4 12 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 89th pick / 1979
75 Curtis Greer 26 RDE 16 16 255 6-4 Michigan 11/10/1957 3 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1980
35 Jeff Griffin 25 db 3 3 185 6-0 Utah 7/19/1958 2 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 61st pick / 1981
78 Elois Grooms 30 LDT 11 11 249 6-4 Tennessee Tech 5/20/1953 8 5 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1975
39 Willard Harrell 31 14 0 162 5-8 Pacific 9/16/1952 8 0 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 58th pick / 1975
50 Bob Harris 23 LLB 8 8 219 6-2 Auburn 11/11/1960 Rook 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 211th pick / 1983
17 Jim Hart 39 qb 5 3 215 6-1 Southern Illinois 4/29/1944 17 2
46 Victor Heflin 23 8 0 184 6-0 Delaware St. 7/7/1960 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 6th / 143rd pick / 1983
34 Monty Hunter 24 5 0 202 6-0 Salem 1/21/1959 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 109th pick / 1982
54 E.J. Junior 24 LLB 12 11 238 6-3 Alabama 12/8/1959 2 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1981
89 Greg LaFleur 25 te 16 5 236 6-4 LSU 9/16/1958 2 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1981
16 Rusty Lisch 27 4 0 213 6-3 Notre Dame 12/21/1956 3 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 89th pick / 1980
15 Neil Lomax 24 QB 13 13 215 6-3 Portland St. 2/17/1959 2 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1981
40 Randy Love 27 rb 16 1 208 6-1 Houston 9/30/1956 4 1 New England Patriots / 8th / 216th pick / 1979
47 Cedric Mack 23 lcb 16 5 193 6-0 Baylor 9/14/1960 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 44th pick / 1983
80 Doug Marsh 25 TE 16 16 236 6-3 Michigan 6/18/1958 3 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1980
76 Stafford Mays 25 de 16 1 252 6-2 Washington 3/13/1958 3 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 225th pick / 1980
87 Eddie McGill 23 2 0 225 6-6 West. Carolina 7/5/1960 1 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 259th pick / 1982
30 Stump Mitchell 24 KR 15 1 188 5-9 The Citadel 3/15/1959 2 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 226th pick / 1981
24 Wayne Morris 29 FB 15 11 207 6-0 SMU 5/3/1954 7 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 141st pick / 1976
38 Lee Nelson 29 SS 16 16 185 5-10 Florida St. 1/30/1954 7 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 15th / 420th pick / 1976
11 Neil O'Donoghue 30 K 16 0 208 6-6 St. Bernard,Auburn 6/18/1953 6 0 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 127th pick / 1977
57 Chet Parlavecchio 23 9 0 225 6-2 Penn St. 2/14/1960 Rook 1 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 152nd pick / 1982
23 Benny Perrin 24 FS 16 16 178 6-2 Alabama 10/20/1959 1 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 65th pick / 1982
85 Danny Pittman 25 4 0 205 6-2 Wyoming 4/3/1958 3 0 New York Giants / 4th / 90th pick / 1980
70 Art Plunkett 24 t 16 4 269 6-7 UNLV 3/8/1959 2 3 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 216th pick / 1981
63 Tootie Robbins 25 RT 13 11 303 6-5 East Carolina 6/2/1958 1 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 90th pick / 1982
26 George Schmitt 22 16 0 193 5-11 Delaware 3/6/1961 Rook 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 157th pick / 1983
56 Carlos Scott 23 c 13 1 295 6-4 Texas-El Paso 7/2/1960 Rook 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 184th pick / 1983
53 Craig Shaffer 24 9 0 230 6-0 Indiana St. 3/31/1959 1 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 150th pick / 1982
67 Luis Sharpe 23 LT 16 16 275 6-5 UCLA 6/16/1960 1 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 16th pick / 1982
84 Mike Shumann 28 16 0 178 6-1 Florida St. 10/13/1955 5 1
45 Leonard Smith 23 16 0 200 5-11 McNeese St. 9/2/1960 Rook 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1983
44 Wayne Smith 26 RCB 16 16 171 6-0 Wisc-LaCrosse,Purdue 5/9/1957 3 6 Detroit Lions / 11th / 278th pick / 1980
68 Terry Stieve 29 LG 16 16 256 6-2 Wisconsin 3/10/1954 7 7 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 160th pick / 1976
86 Ken Thompson 25 5 0 178 6-1 West Texas A&M,Utah St. 12/6/1958 1 0
83 Pat Tilley 30 WR 16 16 178 5-10 Louisiana Tech 2/15/1953 7 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 114th pick / 1976
48 Lionel Washington 23 LCB 16 8 185 6-0 Tulane 10/21/1960 Rook 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 103rd pick / 1983
55 Bill Whitaker 24 7 0 182 6-0 Missouri 11/18/1959 2 0 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 172nd pick / 1981
85 Jamie Williams 23 1 0 240 6-4 Nebraska 2/25/1960 Rook 0 New York Giants / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1983
Team Total 25.8 16 222.5 6-1.8 3.0