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1987 St. Louis Cardinals

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7-8-0, Finished 3rd in NFC East Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.9, Offense: 2.2, Defense: -3.1, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 362 points (24.1/g), 7th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 368 points (24.5/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -6 points (-0.4/g), 14th.  Expected W-L: 7.4-7.6.

Coach: Gene Stallings (7-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Shofner

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* 28 6 12 275 for 463, 3,387 yards, 24 td, 12 int, & 29 rushes for 107 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1981
RB Stump Mitchell 28 6 12 203 rushes for 781 yards, 3 td, & 45 catches for 397 yards and 2 td St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 226th pick / 1981
FB Earl Ferrell 29 5 11 113 rushes for 512 yards, 7 td, & 23 catches for 262 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 125th pick / 1982
WR Roy Green 30 8 12 43 catches for 731 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for 34 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 89th pick / 1979
WR J.T. Smith 32 9 14 91 catches for 1,117 yards, 8 td
TE Robert Awalt 23 Rook 9 42 catches for 526 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for -9 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1987
LT Luis Sharpe* 27 5 12 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 16th pick / 1982
LG Todd Peat 23 Rook 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 285th pick / 1987
C Derek Kennard 25 1 11 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 45th pick / 1984 Supp
RG Lance Smith 24 2 15 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1985
RT Tootie Robbins 29 5 14 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 90th pick / 1982
 Defensive Starters
LDE Freddie Joe Nunn 25 2 12 11.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 18th pick / 1985
LDT Bob Clasby 27 1 12 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 9th / 236th pick / 1983
RDT Steve Alvord 23 Rook 6 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1987
RDE Curtis Greer 30 7 9 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1980
LLB Anthony Bell 23 1 12 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1986
MLB Niko Noga 25 3 12 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1984
RLB E.J. Junior 28 6 13 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1981
LCB Carl Carter 23 1 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 89th pick / 1986
RCB Cedric Mack 27 4 10 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 44th pick / 1983
SS Leonard Smith 27 4 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1983
FS Lonnie Young 24 2 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 12th / 325th pick / 1985
 Special Teams Starters
K Jim Gallery 26 Rook 0 9 of 19 field goals & 30 of 31 extra points Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 254th pick / 1984
P Greg Cater 30 7 0 39 punts for a 37.7 average, 1 blocked Buffalo Bills / 10th / 259th pick / 1980
PR Vai Sikahema*+ 25 1 0 44 punt returns for a 12.5 average and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 254th pick / 1986
KR Vai Sikahema*+ 25 1 0 34 kick returns for a 22.4 average and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 254th pick / 1986

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
60 Steve Alvord 23 RDT 12 6 272 6-4 Washington 10/2/1964 Rook 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1987
20 Dwayne Anderson 26 1 0 205 6-0 SMU 12/7/1961 Rook 0
22 Terrence Anthony 22 1 0 183 5-10 Iowa St. 1/17/1965 Rook 0 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 236th pick / 1987
80 Robert Awalt 23 TE 12 9 258 6-5 Nevada,San Diego St. 4/9/1964 Rook 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1987
52 Charles Baker 30 lb 14 3 226 6-2 New Mexico 9/26/1957 7 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 81st pick / 1980
55 Anthony Bell 23 LLB 12 12 235 6-3 Michigan St. 7/2/1964 1 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1986
64 Joe Bock 28 1 0 256 6-4 Virginia 7/21/1959 Rook 0
78 Ron Bohm 23 dt 3 3 250 6-3 Illinois 9/3/1964 Rook 1
71 Joe Bostic 30 g 9 4 265 6-3 Clemson 4/20/1957 8 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 64th pick / 1979
62 Ray Brown 25 g 7 3 318 6-5 Memphis,Arkansas St. 12/12/1962 1 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1986
82 Ron Brown 24 3 0 186 5-10 Colorado 1/11/1963 Rook 0 New York Giants / 6th / 139th pick / 1986
50 Tony Buford 23 lb 2 1 222 6-2 Tulsa 4/21/1964 Rook 0
72 Anthony Burke 23 1 0 262 6-3 Minnesota 9/2/1964 Rook 0
69 Victor Burnett 25 3 0 250 6-5 Texas Tech,Fresno St. 10/5/1962 Rook 0
41 Carl Carter 23 LCB 12 12 180 5-11 Texas Tech 3/7/1964 1 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 89th pick / 1986
52 Jimmie Carter 26 1 0 220 6-1 New Mexico 7/26/1961 Rook 0 Detroit Lions / 7th / 178th pick / 1984
14 Greg Cater 30 P 9 0 191 6-0 Tenn-Chattanooga 4/17/1957 7 1 Buffalo Bills / 10th / 259th pick / 1980
74 Gene Chilton 23 11 0 281 6-3 Texas 3/27/1964 1 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 59th pick / 1986
79 Bob Clasby 27 LDT 12 12 260 6-5 Notre Dame 9/28/1960 1 5 Seattle Seahawks / 9th / 236th pick / 1983
84 Clarence Collins 25 1 0 180 6-1 Illinois St. 2/1/1962 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1984 Supp
20 Travis Curtis 22 db 13 1 180 5-10 West Virginia 9/27/1965 Rook 2
53 Wayne Davis 23 lb 12 1 213 6-1 Alabama 3/10/1964 Rook 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 229th pick / 1987
17 Al Del Greco 25 3 0 200 5-10 Auburn 3/2/1962 3 0
73 Mark Duda 26 dt 3 3 273 6-3 Maryland 2/4/1961 4 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 96th pick / 1983
79 Gary Dulin 30 de 3 3 275 6-4 Ohio St. 1/20/1957 1 1
31 Earl Ferrell 29 FB 11 11 225 6-0 East Tennessee St. 3/27/1958 5 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 125th pick / 1982
59 Phil Forney 24 3 0 230 6-2 East Tennessee St. 9/18/1963 Rook 0
13 Jim Gallery 26 K 13 0 190 6-1 Minnesota 9/15/1961 Rook -1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 254th pick / 1984
65 David Galloway 28 dt 4 3 277 6-3 Florida 2/16/1959 5 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1982
76 Mark Garalczyk 23 dt 11 3 272 6-5 West. Michigan 8/12/1964 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 146th pick / 1987
10 Sammy Garza 22 qb 2 1 184 6-1 Texas-El Paso 7/10/1965 Rook 1 Seattle Seahawks / 8th / 216th pick / 1987
37 Don Goodman 30 3 0 214 5-11 Cincinnati 4/23/1957 Rook 0
81 Roy Green 30 WR 12 12 195 6-0 Henderson St. 6/30/1957 8 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 89th pick / 1979
75 Curtis Greer 30 RDE 10 9 255 6-4 Michigan 11/10/1957 7 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1980
19 Shawn Halloran 23 qb 3 2 217 6-4 Boston Col. 4/23/1964 Rook 1
89 William Harris 22 te 10 3 239 6-4 Texas,Bishop 2/10/1965 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 7th / 195th pick / 1987
29 Johnny Holloway 24 db 3 1 181 5-11 Northwestern,Kansas 11/8/1963 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 185th pick / 1986
83 Don Holmes 26 wr 11 1 180 5-10 Colorado,Mesa 4/1/1961 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 12th / 318th pick / 1984
11 Greg Horne 23 5 0 188 6-0 Arkansas 11/22/1964 Rook 1 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 139th pick / 1987
21 Mark Jackson 25 db 11 4 180 5-9 Abilene Christian 3/16/1962 Rook 2
50 Ilia Jarostchuk 23 12 0 231 6-3 New Hampshire 8/1/1964 Rook 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 127th pick / 1987
27 Gregg Johnson 29 8 0 191 6-1 Oklahoma St. 10/20/1958 6 1
87 Troy Johnson 25 wr 14 2 180 6-1 SE Louisiana,Southern 10/20/1962 1 3
54 E.J. Junior 28 RLB 13 13 238 6-3 Alabama 12/8/1959 6 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 5th pick / 1981
70 Derek Kennard 25 C 12 11 285 6-3 Nevada 9/9/1962 1 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 45th pick / 1984 Supp
80 Bob Keseday 22 3 0 225 6-4 Texas-El Paso 1/9/1965 Rook 0
15 Neil Lomax* 28 QB 12 12 215 6-3 Portland St. 2/17/1959 6 13 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1981
47 Cedric Mack 27 RCB 10 10 193 6-0 Baylor 9/14/1960 4 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 44th pick / 1983
58 Terence Mack 23 5 0 240 6-3 Clemson 7/9/1964 Rook 0
38 Mark Mathis 22 db 2 1 178 5-9 Liberty 8/23/1965 Rook 1
27 Tony Mayes 23 db 3 2 200 6-0 Kentucky 5/19/1964 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 5th / 137th pick / 1987
33 Derrick McAdoo 22 rb 15 2 198 5-10 Baylor 4/2/1965 Rook 2
86 Adrian McBride 24 3 0 195 6-0 Tennessee,Missouri 3/23/1963 Rook 0
46 Tim McDonald 22 3 0 215 6-2 USC 1/6/1965 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 34th pick / 1987
30 Stump Mitchell 28 RB 12 12 188 5-9 The Citadel 3/15/1959 6 10 St. Louis Cardinals / 9th / 226th pick / 1981
68 Mike Morris 26 14 0 276 6-5 Truman St. 2/22/1961 Rook 1
57 Niko Noga 25 MLB 12 12 234 6-1 Hawaii 3/1/1962 3 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 201st pick / 1984
57 Pete Noga 23 lb 3 3 212 6-0 Hawaii 6/24/1964 Rook 2
85 Jay Novacek 25 te 7 4 234 6-4 Wyoming 10/24/1962 2 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 158th pick / 1985
78 Freddie Joe Nunn 25 LDE 12 12 262 6-5 Mississippi 4/9/1962 2 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 18th pick / 1985
36 Jeff Paine 26 1 0 224 6-2 Texas A&M 8/19/1961 3 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 134th pick / 1984
67 Ron Pasquale 23 1 0 266 6-2 Akron 2/28/1964 Rook 0
64 Todd Peat 23 LG 12 8 300 6-2 Northern Illinois 5/20/1964 Rook 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 11th / 285th pick / 1987
70 Victor Perry 23 1 0 278 6-5 Georgia 2/26/1964 Rook 0
42 John Preston 25 5 0 207 6-0 TCU,Central Oklahoma 8/28/1962 Rook 0
51 Keith Radecic 24 c 3 3 260 6-1 Penn St. 12/24/1963 Rook 2
63 Tootie Robbins 29 RT 14 14 303 6-5 East Carolina 6/2/1958 5 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 90th pick / 1982
14 Mark Royals 22 1 0 225 6-5 Chowan,Appalachian St. 6/22/1965 Rook 0
51 Mike Ruether 25 g 12 1 279 6-4 Texas 9/20/1962 1 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1984 Supp
72 Rod Saddler 22 dt 12 3 276 6-5 Texas A&M 9/26/1965 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 90th pick / 1987
39 Broderick Sargent 25 rb 15 1 215 5-10 Baylor 9/16/1962 1 1
23 Ed Scott 26 3 0 182 5-10 Grambling St. 2/15/1961 Rook 0
69 Colin Scotts 24 dt 7 3 263 6-5 Hawaii 4/26/1963 Rook 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 70th pick / 1987
67 Luis Sharpe* 27 LT 12 12 275 6-5 UCLA 6/16/1960 5 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 16th pick / 1982
36 Vai Sikahema*+ 25 KR 15 0 181 5-9 BYU 8/29/1962 1 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 254th pick / 1986
25 Ken Sims 24 db 3 2 177 5-9 Iowa 11/9/1963 Rook 1
84 J.T. Smith 32 WR 15 14 185 6-2 North Texas 10/29/1955 9 11
61 Lance Smith 24 RG 15 15 283 6-3 LSU 1/1/1963 2 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1985
45 Leonard Smith 27 SS 15 15 200 5-11 McNeese St. 9/2/1960 4 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1983
17 Jason Staurovsky 24 2 0 167 5-9 Tulsa 3/23/1963 Rook 0
18 Cliff Stoudt 32 12 0 215 6-4 Youngstown St. 3/27/1955 7 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 121st pick / 1977
68 Charles Vatterott 23 g 2 1 263 6-4 Texas St. 1/31/1964 Rook 1
66 Tom Welter 23 t 3 3 280 6-5 Nebraska 2/24/1964 Rook 2
24 Ron Wolfley* 25 rb 12 4 225 6-0 West Virginia 10/14/1962 2 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 104th pick / 1985
48 Charles Wright 23 3 0 178 5-9 Tulsa 4/5/1964 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 257th pick / 1987
43 Lonnie Young 24 FS 12 12 205 6-1 Michigan St. 7/18/1963 2 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 12th / 325th pick / 1985
Team Total 25.1 15 227.6 6-1.6 1.6