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1996 Arizona Cardinals

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7-9-0, NFC East Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.5, Offense: -1.7, Defense: -5.8, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 300 points (18.8/g), 22nd of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 397 points (24.8/g), 26th.
 Differential of -97 points (-6.1/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-10.6.

Coach: Vince Tobin (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Fassel
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave McGinnis

Stadium: Sun Devil Stadium
 Training Camp: Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Boomer Esiason 35 12 8 190 for 339, 2,293 yards, 11 td, 14 int, & 15 rushes for 52 yards and 1 td Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1984
RB LeShon Johnson 25 2 8 141 rushes for 634 yards, 3 td, & 15 catches for 176 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 84th pick / 1994
FB Larry Centers* 28 6 14 116 rushes for 425 yards, 2 td, & 99 catches for 766 yards and 7 td Phoenix Cardinals / 5th / 115th pick / 1990
WR Rob Moore 28 6 16 58 catches for 1,016 yards, 4 td New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1990 Supp
WR Frank Sanders 23 1 16 69 catches for 813 yards, 4 td, & 2 rushes for -4 yards and 0 td Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 47th pick / 1995
TE Pat Carter 30 8 16 26 catches for 329 yards, 1 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1988
LT Lomas Brown* 33 11 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
LG Duval Love 33 11 9 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 274th pick / 1985
C Mike Devlin 27 3 11 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 136th pick / 1993
RG Anthony Redmon 25 2 16 1 fumble recovered Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 139th pick / 1994
RT Joe Wolf 30 7 16 2 fumbles recovered Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1989
 Defensive Starters
LDE Michael Bankston 26 4 16 0.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Phoenix Cardinals / 4th / 100th pick / 1992
LDT Eric Swann* 26 5 15 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1991
RDT Bernard Wilson 26 3 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDE Simeon Rice 22 Rook 15 12.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1996
LLB Seth Joyner 32 10 16 5.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 208th pick / 1986
MLB Eric Hill 30 7 16 Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1989
RLB Jamir Miller 23 2 16 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1994
LCB Aeneas Williams* 28 5 16 1.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 59th pick / 1991
RCB Ronnie Bradford 26 3 11 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 4th / 105th pick / 1993
SS Matt Darby 28 4 15 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 5th / 139th pick / 1992
FS Brent Alexander 25 2 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Kevin Butler 34 11 0 14 of 17 field goals & 17 of 19 extra points Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1985
P Jeff Feagles 30 8 0 76 punts for a 43.8 average, 1 blocked
PR Marcus Dowdell 26 4 0 34 punt returns for a 8.7 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 10th / 276th pick / 1992
KR Leeland McElroy 22 Rook 6 54 kick returns for a 21.3 average and 0 td Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1996

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Brent Alexander 25 FS 16 15 189 5-11 Tennessee St. 7/10/1971 2 5
82 Stevie Anderson 26 8 0 215 6-5 Grambling St. 5/12/1970 2 1 Phoenix Cardinals / 8th / 215th pick / 1993
63 Michael Bankston 26 LDE 16 16 285 6-5 Sam Houston St. 3/12/1970 4 6 Phoenix Cardinals / 4th / 100th pick / 1992
28 Tommy Bennett 23 db 16 1 219 6-2 UCLA 2/19/1973 Rook 1
23 Ronnie Bradford 26 RCB 15 11 188 5-10 Colorado 10/1/1970 3 4 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 105th pick / 1993
21 Lance Brown 24 1 0 200 6-2 Indiana 2/2/1972 1 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 161st pick / 1995
75 Lomas Brown* 33 LT 16 16 282 6-4 Florida 3/30/1963 11 9 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
3 Kevin Butler 34 K 7 0 215 6-0 Georgia 7/24/1962 11 1 Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1985
80 Pat Carter 30 TE 16 16 256 6-4 Florida St. 8/1/1966 8 3 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1988
37 Larry Centers* 28 FB 16 14 225 6-0 S.F. Austin 6/1/1968 6 9 Phoenix Cardinals / 5th / 115th pick / 1990
36 Ryan Christopherson 24 6 0 237 5-11 Wyoming 7/26/1972 1 0 Jacksonville Jaguars / 5th / 169th pick / 1995
43 Matt Darby 28 SS 15 15 200 6-2 UCLA 11/19/1968 4 4 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 139th pick / 1992
5 Greg Davis 31 9 0 202 6-0 The Citadel 10/29/1965 9 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 246th pick / 1987
62 Mike Devlin 27 C 11 11 305 6-2 Iowa 11/16/1969 3 5 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 136th pick / 1993
64 James Dexter 23 t 6 1 319 6-7 South Carolina 3/3/1973 Rook 1 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 137th pick / 1996
84 Marcus Dowdell 26 PR 15 0 179 5-10 Tennessee St. 5/22/1970 4 3 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 276th pick / 1992
76 Jerry Drake 27 11 0 310 6-5 Hastings 7/9/1969 1 1
65 Ernest Dye 25 t 8 0 330 6-6 South Carolina 7/15/1971 3 1 Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 18th pick / 1993
83 Anthony Edwards 30 wr 16 1 195 5-10 New Mex. Highlands 5/26/1966 7 2
92 Eric England 25 de 11 1 283 6-2 Texas A&M 3/25/1971 2 1 Arizona Cardinals / 3rd / 89th pick / 1994
7 Boomer Esiason 35 QB 10 8 224 6-5 Maryland 4/17/1961 12 7 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1984
10 Jeff Feagles 30 P 16 0 215 6-1 Miami (FL) 3/7/1966 8 2
54 Aaron Graham 23 c 16 7 301 6-4 Nebraska 5/22/1973 Rook 4 Arizona Cardinals / 4th / 112th pick / 1996
11 Kent Graham 28 QB 10 8 231 6-5 Notre Dame,Ohio St. 11/1/1968 4 5 New York Giants / 8th / 211th pick / 1992
89 Jarius Hayes 23 4 0 266 6-3 North Alabama 3/27/1973 Rook 0 Arizona Cardinals / 7th / 212th pick / 1996
58 Eric Hill 30 MLB 16 16 258 6-2 LSU 11/14/1966 7 6 Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1989
34 Terry Hoage 34 db 5 3 201 6-2 Georgia 4/11/1962 12 1 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 68th pick / 1984
56 Terry Irving 25 16 0 230 6-2 McNeese St. 7/3/1971 2 1 Arizona Cardinals / 4th / 115th pick / 1994
44 D.J. Johnson 30 7 0 187 6-0 Kentucky 7/14/1966 7 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 7th / 174th pick / 1989
32 LeShon Johnson 25 RB 15 8 205 6-0 Northern Illinois 1/15/1971 2 5 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 84th pick / 1994
86 Kevin Jordan 24 1 0 188 6-1 UCLA 12/14/1972 Rook 0
73 Matt Joyce 24 2 0 300 6-7 Richmond 3/30/1972 1 0
59 Seth Joyner 32 LLB 16 16 241 6-2 Texas-El Paso 11/18/1964 10 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 208th pick / 1986
86 Trey Junkin 35 10 0 240 6-2 Louisiana Tech 1/23/1961 13 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 93rd pick / 1983
42 Kwamie Lassiter 27 14 0 207 6-0 Kansas 12/3/1969 1 1
52 Wesley Leasy 25 16 0 234 6-2 Mississippi St. 9/7/1971 1 1 Arizona Cardinals / 7th / 224th pick / 1995
67 Duval Love 33 LG 9 9 275 6-3 UCLA 6/24/1963 11 4 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 274th pick / 1985
97 Chris Maumalanga 25 1 0 300 6-2 Kansas 12/15/1971 2 0 New York Giants / 4th / 128th pick / 1994
87 Oscar McBride 24 te 2 1 266 6-5 Notre Dame 7/23/1972 1 0
47 J.J. McCleskey 26 5 0 180 5-8 Tennessee 4/10/1970 2 0
55 Devon McDonald 27 16 0 240 6-2 Notre Dame 11/8/1969 3 1 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 107th pick / 1993
30 Leeland McElroy 22 KR 16 6 212 5-9 Texas A&M 6/25/1974 Rook 2 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1996
57 Ronald McKinnon 23 16 0 246 6-0 North Alabama 9/20/1973 Rook 1
87 Johnny McWilliams 24 12 0 271 6-4 USC 12/14/1972 Rook 1 Arizona Cardinals / 3rd / 64th pick / 1996
95 Jamir Miller 23 RLB 16 16 252 6-5 UCLA 11/19/1973 2 6 Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1994
85 Rob Moore 28 WR 16 16 203 6-3 Syracuse 9/27/1968 6 8 New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1990 Supp
96 Brad Ottis 24 de 11 1 281 6-5 Wayne State (NE) 8/2/1972 2 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 56th pick / 1994
27 Tito Paul 24 db 16 3 195 6-0 Ohio St. 12/7/1972 1 2 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 167th pick / 1995
60 Anthony Redmon 25 RG 16 16 308 6-5 Auburn 4/9/1971 2 7 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 139th pick / 1994
79 Simeon Rice 22 RDE 16 15 268 6-5 Illinois 2/24/1974 Rook 6 Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1996
81 Frank Sanders 23 WR 16 16 215 6-2 Auburn 2/17/1973 1 7 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 47th pick / 1995
74 Rob Selby 29 lg 13 4 290 6-4 Auburn 10/11/1967 5 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 75th pick / 1991
33 Ben Smith 29 2 0 185 5-11 Georgia 5/14/1967 6 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 22nd pick / 1990
45 Cedric Smith 28 fb 15 2 238 5-11 Florida 5/27/1968 6 0 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 131st pick / 1990
78 Joe Staysniak 30 9 0 292 6-4 Ohio St. 12/8/1966 5 1 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 185th pick / 1990
98 Eric Swann* 26 LDT 16 15 307 6-5 Wake Technical CC 8/16/1970 5 9 Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1991
31 Ryan Terry 25 5 0 203 5-11 Iowa 9/20/1971 1 0
35 Aeneas Williams* 28 LCB 16 16 200 5-11 Southern 1/29/1968 5 11 Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 59th pick / 1991
94 Bernard Wilson 26 RDT 16 16 303 6-3 Tennessee St. 8/17/1970 3 6
68 Joe Wolf 30 RT 16 16 293 6-6 Boston Col. 12/28/1966 7 7 Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1989
Team Total 26.9 16 243.1 6-2.1 4.0