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1972 Green Bay Packers

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10-4-0, NFC Central Division  · 1972 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.0, Offense: 2.3, Defense: 4.7, SoS: 1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 304 points (21.7/g), 11th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 226 points (16.1/g), 4th.
 Differential of 78 points (5.6/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 9.4-4.6.

Coach: Dan Devine (10-4-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave Hanner

Stadium: Lambeau Field
 Training Camp: St. Norbert College (De Pere, Wisconsin)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Scott Hunter 25 1 14 86 for 199, 1,252 yards, 6 td, 9 int, & 22 rushes for 37 yards and 5 td Green Bay Packers / 6th / 140th pick / 1971
RB MacArthur Lane 30 4 14 177 rushes for 821 yards, 3 td, & 26 catches for 285 yards and 0 td St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1968
FB John Brockington* 24 1 14 274 rushes for 1,027 yards, 8 td, & 19 catches for 243 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1971
WR Carroll Dale 34 12 14 16 catches for 317 yards, 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 86th pick / 1960
WR Leland Glass 22 Rook 14 15 catches for 261 yards, 1 td, & 2 rushes for 13 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 8th / 190th pick / 1972
TE Len Garrett 25 1 12 4 catches for 66 yards, 0 td Green Bay Packers / 15th / 374th pick / 1971
LT Bill Hayhoe 26 3 12 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 5th / 116th pick / 1969
LG Bill Lueck 26 4 13 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 26th pick / 1968
C Ken Bowman 30 8 13 New York Jets / 10th / 75th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 8th / 111th pick / 1964
RG Mal Snider 25 3 14 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 54th pick / 1969
RT Dick Himes 26 4 14 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 81st pick / 1968
 Defensive Starters
LDE Sweeny Williams 26 2 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 283rd pick / 1969
LDT Mike McCoy 24 2 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1970
RDT Robert Brown* 33 6 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1964
San Francisco 49ers / 13th / 169th pick / 1964
RDE Alden Roche 27 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 37th pick / 1970
LLB Dave Robinson 31 9 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 14th pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 17th pick / 1963
MLB Jim Carter 24 2 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 68th pick / 1970
RLB Fred Carr* 26 4 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1968
LCB Willie Buchanon 22 Rook 14 4 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1972
RCB Ken Ellis+ 25 2 14 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1970
SS Al Matthews 25 2 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1970
FS Jim Hill 26 3 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1968
 Special Teams Starters
K Chester Marcol*+ 23 Rook 0 33 of 48 field goals & 29 of 29 extra points Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1972
P Ron Widby 27 4 0 65 punts for a 41.8 average, 2 blocked New Orleans Saints / 4th / 81st pick / 1967
PR Ken Ellis+ 25 2 14 14 punt returns for a 15.4 average and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1970
KR Ike Thomas 25 1 0 21 kick returns for a 27.2 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 51st pick / 1971

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
57 Ken Bowman 30 C 14 13 230 6-3 Wisconsin 12/15/1942 8 6 New York Jets / 10th / 75th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 8th / 111th pick / 1964
42 John Brockington* 24 FB 14 14 225 6-1 Ohio St. 9/7/1948 1 14 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1971
78 Robert Brown* 33 RDT 14 14 260 6-5 Ark-Pine Bluff 2/23/1939 6 10 Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1964
San Francisco 49ers / 13th / 169th pick / 1964
28 Willie Buchanon 22 LCB 14 14 190 6-0 San Diego St. 11/4/1950 Rook 8 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1972
53 Fred Carr* 26 RLB 14 14 238 6-5 Texas-El Paso 8/19/1946 4 11 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1968
50 Jim Carter 24 MLB 14 14 235 6-3 Minnesota 10/18/1948 2 9 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 68th pick / 1970
56 Tommy Crutcher 31 12 0 229 6-3 TCU 8/10/1941 8 4 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 41st pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 11th / 82nd pick / 1964
84 Carroll Dale 34 WR 14 14 200 6-2 Virginia Tech 4/24/1938 12 6 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 86th pick / 1960
47 Dave Davis 24 10 0 175 6-0 Tennessee St. 7/5/1948 1 2 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 168th pick / 1971
48 Ken Ellis+ 25 PR 14 14 190 5-10 Southern 9/27/1947 2 18 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1970
88 Len Garrett 25 TE 14 12 230 6-3 New Mex. Highlands 12/18/1947 1 1 Green Bay Packers / 15th / 374th pick / 1971
41 Paul Gibson 24 1 0 195 6-2 Texas-El Paso 6/20/1948 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 183rd pick / 1972
68 Gale Gillingham 28 2 2 255 6-3 Minnesota 2/3/1944 6 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 13th pick / 1966
46 Leland Glass 22 WR 14 14 185 6-0 Oregon 11/5/1950 Rook 5 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 190th pick / 1972
21 Charlie Hall 24 14 0 193 6-1 Pittsburgh 3/31/1948 1 3 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1971
77 Bill Hayhoe 26 LT 14 12 258 6-8 USC 9/6/1946 3 6 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 116th pick / 1969
51 Larry Hefner 23 2 0 230 6-2 Clemson 8/2/1949 Rook 3 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 346th pick / 1972
39 Jim Hill 26 FS 14 14 190 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 10/21/1946 3 8 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1968
72 Dick Himes 26 RT 14 14 244 6-4 Ohio St. 5/25/1946 4 6 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 81st pick / 1968
23 Bob Hudson 24 12 0 210 5-11 NE State (OK) 3/21/1948 Rook 1 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 147th pick / 1972
64 Kevin Hunt 24 3 1 260 6-5 Doane 11/29/1948 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 246th pick / 1971
16 Scott Hunter 25 QB 14 14 205 6-2 Alabama 11/11/1947 1 8 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 140th pick / 1971
40 Dave Kopay 30 14 0 218 6-0 Washington 6/28/1942 8 1
44 Bob Kroll 22 5 0 195 6-1 Northern Michigan 6/9/1950 Rook 3
86 Pete Lammons 29 12 0 230 6-3 Texas 10/20/1943 6 0 New York Jets / 8th / 68th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 14th / 213th pick / 1966
36 MacArthur Lane 30 RB 14 14 220 6-1 Utah St. 3/16/1942 4 13 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1968
62 Bill Lueck 26 LG 14 13 250 6-3 Arizona 4/7/1946 4 6 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 26th pick / 1968
13 Chester Marcol*+ 23 K 14 0 190 6-0 Hillsdale 10/24/1949 Rook 6 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1972
29 Al Matthews 25 SS 14 14 190 5-11 Texas A&M-Kingsville 11/7/1947 2 7 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1970
76 Mike McCoy 24 LDT 12 9 284 6-5 Notre Dame 9/6/1948 2 7 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1970
81 Rich McGeorge 24 2 2 235 6-4 Elon 9/14/1948 2 1 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 16th pick / 1970
66 Ray Nitschke 36 11 0 235 6-3 Illinois 12/29/1936 14 4 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 36th pick / 1958
10 Frank Patrick 25 2 0 225 6-7 Nebraska 3/11/1947 2 0 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 251st pick / 1970
71 Francis Peay 28 6 2 250 6-5 Arizona,Cameron,Missouri 5/23/1944 6 3 New York Giants / 1st / 10th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 15th pick / 1966
75 Dave Pureifory 23 14 0 260 6-1 East. Michigan 7/12/1949 Rook 4 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1972
89 Dave Robinson 31 LLB 14 14 245 6-3 Penn St. 5/3/1941 9 9 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 14th pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 17th pick / 1963
87 Alden Roche 27 RDE 14 14 255 6-4 Southern 4/9/1945 2 8 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 37th pick / 1970
67 Mal Snider 25 RG 14 14 251 6-4 Stanford 4/5/1947 3 6 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 54th pick / 1969
22 Jon Staggers 24 11 0 185 5-10 Missouri 12/14/1948 2 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 105th pick / 1970
17 Jerry Tagge 22 4 0 220 6-2 Nebraska 4/12/1950 Rook 1 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 11th pick / 1972
37 Ike Thomas 25 KR 12 0 193 6-2 Bishop 11/4/1947 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 51st pick / 1971
73 Vern Vanoy 26 13 3 275 6-8 Kansas 12/31/1946 1 4 New York Giants / 3rd / 60th pick / 1969
26 Ward Walsh 24 2 0 213 6-0 Colorado 11/21/1948 1 0
20 Ron Widby 27 P 14 0 210 6-4 Tennessee 3/9/1945 4 3 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 81st pick / 1967
31 Perry Williams 26 14 0 219 6-2 Purdue 12/11/1946 3 1 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 90th pick / 1969
83 Sweeny Williams 26 LDE 14 14 255 6-5 Prairie View 9/3/1946 2 9 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 283rd pick / 1969
58 Cal Withrow 27 14 1 240 6-0 Kentucky 7/4/1945 2 3
65 Keith Wortman 22 13 0 260 6-2 Nebraska 7/20/1950 Rook 3 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 242nd pick / 1972
Team Total 26.0 14 225.6 6-2.4 3.0