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1997 Arizona Cardinals

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in NFC East Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.4, Offense: -2.6, Defense: -3.8, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 283 points (17.7/g), 25th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 379 points (23.7/g), 25th.
 Differential of -96 points (-6.0/g), 27th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-10.7.

Coach: Vince Tobin (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dick Jamieson
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave McGinnis

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

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 Jake Plummer 23 Rook 9 157 for 296, 2,203 yards, 15 td, 15 int, & 39 rushes for 216 yards and 2 td Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1997
RB Leeland McElroy 23 1 8 135 rushes for 424 yards, 2 td, & 7 catches for 32 yards and 0 td Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1996
FB Larry Centers 29 7 14 101 rushes for 276 yards, 1 td, & 54 catches for 409 yards and 1 td Phoenix Cardinals / 5th / 115th pick / 1990
WR Rob Moore*+ 29 7 16 97 catches for 1,584 yards, 8 td New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1990 Supp
WR Frank Sanders 24 2 16 75 catches for 1,017 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for 5 yards and 0 td Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 47th pick / 1995
TE Pat Carter 31 9 10 7 catches for 44 yards, 1 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1988
LT Lomas Brown 34 12 14 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
LG Rob Selby 30 6 9 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 75th pick / 1991
C Mike Devlin 28 4 13 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 5th / 136th pick / 1993
RG Anthony Redmon 26 3 16 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 139th pick / 1994
RT James Dexter 24 1 9 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 137th pick / 1996
 Defensive Starters
LDE Michael Bankston 27 5 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Phoenix Cardinals / 4th / 100th pick / 1992
LDT Eric Swann 27 6 13 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1991
RDT Bernard Wilson 27 4 14 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RDE Simeon Rice 23 1 15 5.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1996
LLB Jamir Miller 24 3 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1994
MLB Eric Hill 31 8 10 Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1989
RLB Ronald McKinnon 24 1 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Aeneas Williams*+ 29 6 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 59th pick / 1991
RCB Tom Knight 23 Rook 14 Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 9th pick / 1997
SS Matt Darby 29 5 7 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Buffalo Bills / 5th / 139th pick / 1992
FS Brent Alexander 26 3 15
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Nedney 24 1 0 11 of 17 field goals & 19 of 19 extra points
P Jeff Feagles 31 9 0 91 punts for a 44.3 average, 1 blocked
PR Kevin Williams 26 4 0 40 punt returns for a 11.6 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1993
KR Kevin Williams 26 4 0 59 kick returns for a 24.7 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1993

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Brent Alexander 26 FS 16 15 189 5-11 Tennessee St. 7/10/1971 3 5
63 Michael Bankston 27 LDE 16 16 285 6-5 Sam Houston St. 3/12/1970 5 8 Phoenix Cardinals / 4th / 100th pick / 1992
28 Tommy Bennett 24 ss 13 7 219 6-2 UCLA 2/19/1973 1 3
33 Kevin Bouie 26 5 0 230 6-1 Mississippi St. 8/18/1971 1 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 210th pick / 1995
89 Fred Brock 23 2 0 181 5-11 Southern Miss 11/15/1974 Rook 0
75 Lomas Brown 34 LT 14 14 282 6-4 Florida 3/30/1963 12 5 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
3 Kevin Butler 35 6 0 215 6-0 Georgia 7/24/1962 12 0 Chicago Bears / 4th / 105th pick / 1985
52 Mike Caldwell 26 16 0 235 6-2 Middle Tenn. St. 8/31/1971 4 2 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1993
90 Mark Campbell 25 5 0 290 6-1 Florida 9/12/1972 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 78th pick / 1996
80 Pat Carter 31 TE 16 10 256 6-4 Florida St. 8/1/1966 9 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1988
15 Stoney Case 25 qb 3 1 204 6-3 New Mexico 7/7/1972 2 1 Arizona Cardinals / 3rd / 80th pick / 1995
37 Larry Centers 29 FB 15 14 225 6-0 S.F. Austin 6/1/1968 7 4 Phoenix Cardinals / 5th / 115th pick / 1990
51 Lyron Cobbins 23 6 0 240 5-11 Notre Dame 9/17/1974 Rook 0
43 Matt Darby 29 SS 11 7 200 6-2 UCLA 11/19/1968 5 3 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 139th pick / 1992
62 Mike Devlin 28 C 15 13 305 6-2 Iowa 11/16/1969 4 5 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 136th pick / 1993
64 James Dexter 24 RT 10 9 319 6-7 South Carolina 3/3/1973 1 3 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 137th pick / 1996
67 Chris Dishman 23 8 0 339 6-3 Nebraska 2/27/1974 Rook 0 Arizona Cardinals / 4th / 106th pick / 1997
83 Anthony Edwards 31 wr 16 1 195 5-10 New Mex. Highlands 5/26/1966 8 1
10 Jeff Feagles 31 P 16 0 215 6-1 Miami (FL) 3/7/1966 9 3
84 Chris Gedney 27 te 16 3 258 6-5 Syracuse 8/9/1970 4 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 61st pick / 1993
54 Aaron Graham 24 c 16 4 301 6-4 Nebraska 5/22/1973 1 2 Arizona Cardinals / 4th / 112th pick / 1996
11 Kent Graham 29 qb 8 6 231 6-5 Notre Dame,Ohio St. 11/1/1968 5 3 New York Giants / 8th / 211th pick / 1992
71 Thomas Guynes 23 4 0 300 6-5 Michigan 9/9/1974 Rook 0
38 Kenny Harris 22 11 0 198 6-1 North Carolina St. 4/27/1975 Rook 1
58 Eric Hill 31 MLB 11 10 258 6-2 LSU 11/14/1966 8 4 Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1989
29 Ty Howard 24 db 15 2 185 5-9 Ohio St. 11/30/1973 Rook 1 Arizona Cardinals / 3rd / 84th pick / 1997
56 Terry Irving 26 rlb 16 6 230 6-2 McNeese St. 7/3/1971 3 3 Arizona Cardinals / 4th / 115th pick / 1994
32 LeShon Johnson 26 14 0 205 6-0 Northern Illinois 1/15/1971 3 1 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 84th pick / 1994
73 Matt Joyce 25 lg 9 6 300 6-7 Richmond 3/30/1972 2 2
86 Trey Junkin 36 16 0 240 6-2 Louisiana Tech 1/23/1961 14 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 93rd pick / 1983
22 Tom Knight 23 RCB 15 14 202 6-0 Iowa 12/29/1974 Rook 5 Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 9th pick / 1997
42 Kwamie Lassiter 28 db 16 1 207 6-0 Kansas 12/3/1969 2 2
44 J.J. McCleskey 27 13 0 180 5-8 Tennessee 4/10/1970 3 1
50 Tony McCombs 23 12 0 246 6-2 East. Kentucky 8/24/1974 Rook 1 Arizona Cardinals / 6th / 188th pick / 1997
30 Leeland McElroy 23 RB 14 8 212 5-9 Texas A&M 6/25/1974 1 3 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1996
57 Ronald McKinnon 24 MLB 16 16 246 6-0 North Alabama 9/20/1973 1 7
87 Johnny McWilliams 25 te 16 7 271 6-4 USC 12/14/1972 1 1 Arizona Cardinals / 3rd / 64th pick / 1996
95 Jamir Miller 24 LLB 16 16 252 6-5 UCLA 11/19/1973 3 7 Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1994
21 Kevin Miniefield 27 3 0 182 5-9 Arizona St. 3/2/1970 4 0 Detroit Lions / 8th / 201st pick / 1993
85 Rob Moore*+ 29 WR 16 16 203 6-3 Syracuse 9/27/1968 7 11 New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1990 Supp
20 Ronald Moore 27 rb 6 2 220 5-10 Pittsburg St. 1/26/1970 4 1 Phoenix Cardinals / 4th / 87th pick / 1993
6 Joe Nedney 24 K 10 0 225 6-5 San Jose St. 3/22/1973 1 1
96 Brad Ottis 25 de 16 4 281 6-5 Wayne State (NE) 8/2/1972 3 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 56th pick / 1994
27 Tito Paul 25 1 0 195 6-0 Ohio St. 12/7/1972 2 0 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 167th pick / 1995
16 Jake Plummer 23 QB 10 9 212 6-2 Arizona St. 12/19/1974 Rook 7 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1997
60 Anthony Redmon 26 RG 16 16 308 6-5 Auburn 4/9/1971 3 6 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 139th pick / 1994
97 Simeon Rice 23 RDE 16 15 268 6-5 Illinois 2/24/1974 1 7 Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1996
81 Frank Sanders 24 WR 16 16 215 6-2 Auburn 2/17/1973 2 7 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 47th pick / 1995
74 Rob Selby 30 LG 10 9 290 6-4 Auburn 10/11/1967 6 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 75th pick / 1991
45 Cedric Smith 29 fb 16 3 238 5-11 Florida 5/27/1968 7 0 Minnesota Vikings / 5th / 131st pick / 1990
93 Mark Smith 23 dt 16 4 294 6-4 Auburn 8/28/1974 Rook 3 Arizona Cardinals / 7th / 212th pick / 1997
98 Eric Swann 27 LDT 13 13 307 6-5 Wake Technical CC 8/16/1970 6 7 Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1991
91 Rashod Swinger 23 1 0 286 6-2 Rutgers 11/27/1974 Rook 0
35 Aeneas Williams*+ 29 LCB 16 16 200 5-11 Southern 1/29/1968 6 16 Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 59th pick / 1991
82 Kevin Williams 26 KR 16 0 195 5-9 Miami (FL) 1/25/1971 4 2 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 46th pick / 1993
94 Bernard Wilson 27 RDT 16 14 303 6-3 Tennessee St. 8/17/1970 4 6
68 Joe Wolf 31 RT 15 9 293 6-6 Boston Col. 12/28/1966 8 4 Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 17th pick / 1989
Team Total 26.5 16 243.2 6-1.9 3.5