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1998 Arizona Cardinals

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.4, Offense: -1.6, Defense: -5.8, SoS: -4.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 325 points (20.3/g), 15th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 378 points (23.6/g), 24th.
 Differential of -53 points (-3.3/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 6.6-9.4.

Coach: Vince Tobin (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Marc Trestman
 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 Jake Plummer 24 1 16 324 for 547, 3,737 yards, 17 td, 20 int, & 51 rushes for 217 yards and 4 td Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1997
RB Adrian Murrell 28 5 14 274 rushes for 1,042 yards, 8 td, & 18 catches for 169 yards and 2 td New York Jets / 5th / 120th pick / 1993
FB Larry Centers 30 8 12 31 rushes for 110 yards, 0 td, & 69 catches for 559 yards and 2 td Phoenix Cardinals / 5th / 115th pick / 1990
WR Rob Moore 30 8 16 67 catches for 982 yards, 5 td New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1990 Supp
WR Frank Sanders 25 3 16 89 catches for 1,145 yards, 3 td, & 4 rushes for 0 yards and 0 td Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 47th pick / 1995
TE Johnny McWilliams 26 2 15 26 catches for 284 yards, 4 td Arizona Cardinals / 3rd / 64th pick / 1996
LT Lomas Brown 35 13 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
LG Chris Dishman 24 1 11 1 fumble recovered Arizona Cardinals / 4th / 106th pick / 1997
C Aaron Graham 25 2 13 Arizona Cardinals / 4th / 112th pick / 1996
RG Lester Holmes 29 5 16 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 19th pick / 1993
RT James Dexter 25 2 16 2 fumbles recovered Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 137th pick / 1996
 Defensive Starters
LDE Andre Wadsworth 24 Rook 15 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1998
LDT Rashod Swinger 24 1 11
RDT Mark Smith 24 1 13 9.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Arizona Cardinals / 7th / 212th pick / 1997
RDE Simeon Rice 24 2 16 10.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1996
LLB Jamir Miller 25 4 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1994
MLB Ronald McKinnon 25 2 13 2.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RLB Tony McCombs 24 1 13 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Arizona Cardinals / 6th / 188th pick / 1997
LCB Aeneas Williams* 30 7 16 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 59th pick / 1991
RCB J.B. Brown 31 9 6 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 12th / 315th pick / 1989
SS Tommy Bennett 25 2 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
FS Pat Tillman 22 Rook 10 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Arizona Cardinals / 7th / 226th pick / 1998
 Special Teams Starters
K Joe Nedney 25 2 0 13 of 19 field goals & 30 of 30 extra points
P Scott Player 29 Rook 0 81 punts for a 41.7 average, 1 blocked
PR Eric Metcalf 30 9 3 43 punt returns for a 6.9 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1989
KR Eric Metcalf 30 9 3 57 kick returns for a 21.4 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1989

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
82 Ronnie Anderson 24 4 0 189 6-1 Allegheny 2/27/1974 Rook 0
24 Mario Bates 25 rb 16 1 217 6-1 Arizona St. 1/16/1973 4 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 44th pick / 1994
28 Tommy Bennett 25 SS 16 16 219 6-2 UCLA 2/19/1973 2 7
89 Fred Brock 24 12 0 181 5-11 Southern Miss 11/15/1974 1 0
17 Dave Brown 28 1 0 230 6-5 Duke 2/25/1970 6 0 New York Giants / 1st / 1st pick / 1992 Supp
26 J.B. Brown 31 RCB 15 6 193 6-0 Maryland 1/5/1967 9 3 Miami Dolphins / 12th / 315th pick / 1989
75 Lomas Brown 35 LT 16 16 282 6-4 Florida 3/30/1963 13 8 Detroit Lions / 1st / 6th pick / 1985
37 Larry Centers 30 FB 16 12 225 6-0 S.F. Austin 6/1/1968 8 5 Phoenix Cardinals / 5th / 115th pick / 1990
25 Corey Chavous 22 rcb 16 5 205 6-1 Vanderbilt 1/5/1976 Rook 3 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1998
79 Jon Clark 25 6 0 345 6-6 Temple 4/11/1973 2 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 187th pick / 1996
65 Anthony Clement 22 1 0 333 6-8 La-Lafayette 4/10/1976 Rook 0 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 36th pick / 1998
72 Jerome Daniels 24 lg 8 5 350 6-5 Northeastern 9/13/1974 Rook 3 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 121st pick / 1997
69 Allen DeGraffenreid 24 5 0 293 6-4 Vanderbilt 6/3/1974 Rook 0
62 Mike Devlin 29 c 15 3 305 6-2 Iowa 11/16/1969 5 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 136th pick / 1993
64 James Dexter 25 RT 16 16 319 6-7 South Carolina 3/3/1973 2 8 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 137th pick / 1996
67 Chris Dishman 24 LG 12 11 339 6-3 Nebraska 2/27/1974 1 5 Arizona Cardinals / 4th / 106th pick / 1997
76 Jerry Drake 29 dt 1 1 310 6-5 Hastings 7/9/1969 3 0
84 Chris Gedney 28 te 16 3 258 6-5 Syracuse 8/9/1970 5 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 61st pick / 1993
54 Aaron Graham 25 C 14 13 301 6-4 Nebraska 5/22/1973 2 6 Arizona Cardinals / 4th / 112th pick / 1996
80 Terry Hardy 22 9 0 266 6-4 Southern Miss 5/31/1976 Rook 0 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 125th pick / 1998
48 Jarius Hayes 25 16 0 266 6-3 North Alabama 3/27/1973 2 0 Arizona Cardinals / 7th / 212th pick / 1996
71 Lester Holmes 29 RG 16 16 315 6-4 Jackson St. 9/27/1969 5 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 19th pick / 1993
27 Ty Howard 25 9 0 185 5-9 Ohio St. 11/30/1973 1 1 Arizona Cardinals / 3rd / 84th pick / 1997
56 Terry Irving 27 lb 6 1 230 6-2 McNeese St. 7/3/1971 4 1 Arizona Cardinals / 4th / 115th pick / 1994
13 Chris Jacke 32 4 0 205 6-0 Texas-El Paso 3/12/1966 9 0 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1989
73 Matt Joyce 26 11 0 300 6-7 Richmond 3/30/1972 3 1
86 Trey Junkin 37 16 0 240 6-2 Louisiana Tech 1/23/1961 15 0 Buffalo Bills / 4th / 93rd pick / 1983
22 Tom Knight 24 rcb 8 5 202 6-0 Iowa 12/29/1974 1 2 Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 9th pick / 1997
42 Kwamie Lassiter 29 fs 16 6 207 6-0 Kansas 12/3/1969 3 5
53 Mark Maddox 30 lb 14 3 233 6-1 Northern Michigan 3/23/1968 6 2 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 249th pick / 1991
44 J.J. McCleskey 28 12 0 180 5-8 Tennessee 4/10/1970 4 1
50 Tony McCombs 24 RLB 14 13 246 6-2 East. Kentucky 8/24/1974 1 5 Arizona Cardinals / 6th / 188th pick / 1997
23 Dell McGee 25 3 0 180 5-8 Auburn 9/7/1973 Rook 0 Arizona Cardinals / 5th / 162nd pick / 1996
57 Ronald McKinnon 25 MLB 13 13 246 6-0 North Alabama 9/20/1973 2 7
87 Johnny McWilliams 26 TE 16 15 271 6-4 USC 12/14/1972 2 2 Arizona Cardinals / 3rd / 64th pick / 1996
21 Eric Metcalf 30 KR 16 3 188 5-10 Texas 1/23/1968 9 3 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 13th pick / 1989
95 Jamir Miller 25 LLB 16 16 252 6-5 UCLA 11/19/1973 4 7 Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1994
85 Rob Moore 30 WR 16 16 203 6-3 Syracuse 9/27/1968 8 8 New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1990 Supp
74 Mike Moten 24 1 0 266 6-5 Florida 3/12/1974 Rook 0
29 Adrian Murrell 28 RB 15 14 211 5-11 West Virginia 10/16/1970 5 8 New York Jets / 5th / 120th pick / 1993
6 Joe Nedney 25 K 12 0 225 6-5 San Jose St. 3/22/1973 2 1
32 Michael Pittman 23 15 0 218 6-0 Fresno St. 8/14/1975 Rook 1 Arizona Cardinals / 4th / 95th pick / 1998
10 Scott Player 29 P 16 0 213 6-1 Flager,Florida St. 12/17/1969 Rook 1
16 Jake Plummer 24 QB 16 16 212 6-2 Arizona St. 12/19/1974 1 12 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1997
97 Simeon Rice 24 RDE 16 16 268 6-5 Illinois 2/24/1974 2 8 Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1996
81 Frank Sanders 25 WR 16 16 215 6-2 Auburn 2/17/1973 3 10 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 47th pick / 1995
55 Patrick Sapp 25 lb 16 1 258 6-4 Clemson 5/11/1973 2 2 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 50th pick / 1996
78 Carl Simpson 28 dt 13 1 292 6-2 Florida St. 4/18/1970 5 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 35th pick / 1993
93 Mark Smith 24 RDT 14 13 294 6-4 Auburn 8/28/1974 1 7 Arizona Cardinals / 7th / 212th pick / 1997
98 Eric Swann 28 ldt 7 5 307 6-5 Wake Technical CC 8/16/1970 7 3 Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 6th pick / 1991
91 Rashod Swinger 24 LDT 16 11 286 6-2 Rutgers 11/27/1974 1 5
40 Pat Tillman 22 FS 16 10 204 5-11 Arizona St. 11/6/1976 Rook 4 Arizona Cardinals / 7th / 226th pick / 1998
90 Andre Wadsworth 24 LDE 16 15 278 6-4 Florida St. 10/19/1974 Rook 7 Arizona Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1998
52 Zack Walz 22 16 0 228 6-4 Dartmouth 2/3/1976 Rook 1 Arizona Cardinals / 6th / 158th pick / 1998
35 Aeneas Williams* 30 LCB 16 16 200 5-11 Southern 1/29/1968 7 10 Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 59th pick / 1991
94 Bernard Wilson 28 dt 16 3 303 6-3 Tennessee St. 8/17/1970 5 2
Team Total 26.3 16 249.8 6-2.3 3.3