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1973 Green Bay Packers

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5-7-2, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.9, Offense: -5.1, Defense: 0.2, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 202 points (14.4/g), 22nd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 259 points (18.5/g), 14th.
 Differential of -57 points (-4.1/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 5.0-9.0.

Coach: Dan Devine (5-7-2)
 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 26 2 5 35 for 84, 442 yards, 2 td, 4 int, & 8 rushes for 3 yards and 1 td Green Bay Packers / 6th / 140th pick / 1971
RB MacArthur Lane 31 5 13 170 rushes for 528 yards, 1 td, & 27 catches for 255 yards and 1 td St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1968
FB John Brockington* 25 2 14 265 rushes for 1,144 yards, 3 td, & 16 catches for 128 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1971
WR Barry Smith 22 Rook 8 15 catches for 233 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 5 yards and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 21st pick / 1973
WR Jon Staggers 25 3 12 25 catches for 412 yards, 3 td, & 4 rushes for 33 yards and 1 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 105th pick / 1970
TE Rich McGeorge 25 3 14 16 catches for 260 yards, 1 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 16th pick / 1970
LT Mal Snider 26 4 9 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 54th pick / 1969
LG Bill Lueck 27 5 13 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 26th pick / 1968
C Ken Bowman 31 9 14 New York Jets / 10th / 75th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 8th / 111th pick / 1964
RG Gale Gillingham* 29 7 14 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 13th pick / 1966
RT Dick Himes 27 5 14 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 81st pick / 1968
 Defensive Starters
LDE Sweeny Williams 27 3 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 283rd pick / 1969
LDT Mike McCoy 25 3 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1970
RDT Robert Brown 34 7 14 San Francisco 49ers / 13th / 169th pick / 1964
RDE Alden Roche 28 3 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 2nd / 37th pick / 1970
LLB Tom MacLeod 22 Rook 10 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 74th pick / 1973
MLB Jim Carter* 25 3 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 68th pick / 1970
RLB Fred Carr 27 5 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1968
LCB Perry Smith 22 Rook 7 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 92nd pick / 1973
RCB Ken Ellis* 26 3 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1970
SS Al Matthews 26 3 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1970
FS Jim Hill 27 4 13 3 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1968
 Special Teams Starters
K Chester Marcol 24 1 0 21 of 35 field goals & 19 of 20 extra points Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1972
P Ron Widby 28 5 0 56 punts for a 43.1 average, 0 blocked New Orleans Saints / 4th / 81st pick / 1967
PR Jon Staggers 25 3 12 19 punt returns for a 4.7 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 105th pick / 1970
KR Ike Thomas 26 2 1 23 kick returns for a 22.9 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)
27 Hise Austin 23 9 0 191 6-4 Prairie View 9/8/1950 Rook 3 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 202nd pick / 1973
57 Ken Bowman 31 C 14 14 230 6-3 Wisconsin 12/15/1942 9 5 New York Jets / 10th / 75th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 8th / 111th pick / 1964
71 Kent Branstetter 24 9 0 260 6-3 Houston 2/3/1949 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 216th pick / 1972
42 John Brockington* 25 FB 14 14 225 6-1 Ohio St. 9/7/1948 2 12 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 9th pick / 1971
74 Aaron Brown 30 8 1 255 6-5 Minnesota 11/16/1943 7 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 6th pick / 1966
78 Robert Brown 34 RDT 14 14 260 6-5 Ark-Pine Bluff 2/23/1939 7 6 San Francisco 49ers / 13th / 169th pick / 1964
28 Willie Buchanon* 23 lcb 6 6 190 6-0 San Diego St. 11/4/1950 1 4 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 7th pick / 1972
53 Fred Carr 27 RLB 14 14 238 6-5 Texas-El Paso 8/19/1946 5 6 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1968
50 Jim Carter* 25 MLB 14 14 235 6-3 Minnesota 10/18/1948 3 8 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 68th pick / 1970
12 Jim Del Gaizo 26 qb 8 3 198 6-1 Tampa,Syracuse 5/31/1947 1 1
86 Mike Donohoe 28 13 0 225 6-3 San Francisco 5/6/1945 5 0 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 225th pick / 1968
48 Ken Ellis* 26 RCB 14 14 190 5-10 Southern 9/27/1947 3 9 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 93rd pick / 1970
88 Len Garrett 26 2 0 230 6-3 New Mex. Highlands 12/18/1947 2 0 Green Bay Packers / 15th / 374th pick / 1971
68 Gale Gillingham* 29 RG 14 14 255 6-3 Minnesota 2/3/1944 7 6 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 13th pick / 1966
46 Leland Glass 23 12 7 185 6-0 Oregon 11/5/1950 1 2 Green Bay Packers / 8th / 190th pick / 1972
25 Les Goodman 23 6 0 206 5-11 Yankton 9/1/1950 Rook 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 67th pick / 1972
85 Dick Gordon 29 2 0 190 5-11 Michigan St. 1/1/1944 8 0 Chicago Bears / 7th / 88th pick / 1965
21 Charlie Hall 25 13 2 193 6-1 Pittsburgh 3/31/1948 2 3 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1971
77 Bill Hayhoe 27 6 6 258 6-8 USC 9/6/1946 4 2 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 116th pick / 1969
51 Larry Hefner 24 14 0 230 6-2 Clemson 8/2/1949 1 3 Green Bay Packers / 14th / 346th pick / 1972
32 Don Highsmith 25 7 0 210 6-0 Michigan St. 3/12/1948 3 0 Oakland Raiders / 13th / 336th pick / 1970
39 Jim Hill 27 FS 13 13 190 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 10/21/1946 4 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 18th pick / 1968
72 Dick Himes 27 RT 14 14 244 6-4 Ohio St. 5/25/1946 5 4 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 81st pick / 1968
16 Scott Hunter 26 QB 8 5 205 6-2 Alabama 11/11/1947 2 2 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 140th pick / 1971
55 Noel Jenke 27 2 0 221 6-2 Minnesota 12/17/1946 2 2 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 303rd pick / 1969
30 Larry Krause 25 14 0 208 6-0 St. Norbert 4/22/1948 3 0 Green Bay Packers / 17th / 432nd pick / 1970
36 MacArthur Lane 31 RB 13 13 220 6-1 Utah St. 3/16/1942 5 8 St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 13th pick / 1968
62 Bill Lueck 27 LG 14 13 250 6-3 Arizona 4/7/1946 5 5 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 26th pick / 1968
56 Tom MacLeod 22 LLB 10 10 225 6-3 Minnesota 1/10/1951 Rook 6 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 74th pick / 1973
13 Chester Marcol 24 K 14 0 190 6-0 Hillsdale 10/24/1949 1 2 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1972
29 Al Matthews 26 SS 14 14 190 5-11 Texas A&M-Kingsville 11/7/1947 3 7 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 41st pick / 1970
24 Ron McBride 25 1 0 202 6-0 Missouri 10/12/1948 Rook 0
54 Larry McCarren 22 5 0 246 6-3 Illinois 11/9/1951 Rook 2 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 308th pick / 1973
76 Mike McCoy 25 LDT 14 14 284 6-5 Notre Dame 9/6/1948 3 6 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 2nd pick / 1970
81 Rich McGeorge 25 TE 14 14 235 6-4 Elon 9/14/1948 3 4 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 16th pick / 1970
73 Carleton Oats 31 8 0 260 6-3 Florida A&M 4/24/1942 8 3 Oakland Raiders / 21st / 167th pick / 1964
Minnesota Vikings / 16th / 215th pick / 1964
75 Dave Pureifory 24 13 1 260 6-1 East. Michigan 7/12/1949 1 3 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1972
87 Alden Roche 28 RDE 13 12 255 6-4 Southern 4/9/1945 3 6 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 37th pick / 1970
80 Barry Smith 22 WR 14 8 190 6-1 Florida St. 1/15/1951 Rook 3 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 21st pick / 1973
45 Perry Smith 22 LCB 8 7 195 6-1 Mesa,Colorado St. 3/29/1951 Rook 3 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 92nd pick / 1973
67 Mal Snider 26 LT 14 9 251 6-4 Stanford 4/5/1947 4 5 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 54th pick / 1969
22 Jon Staggers 25 PR 14 12 185 5-10 Missouri 12/14/1948 3 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 105th pick / 1970
85 Paul Staroba 24 2 0 204 6-3 Michigan 1/20/1949 1 0 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 66th pick / 1971
17 Jerry Tagge 23 qb 7 6 220 6-2 Nebraska 4/12/1950 1 4 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 11th pick / 1972
37 Ike Thomas 26 KR 13 1 193 6-2 Bishop 11/4/1947 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 51st pick / 1971
59 Tom Toner 23 14 4 235 6-3 Idaho St. 1/25/1950 Rook 3 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 152nd pick / 1973
20 Ron Widby 28 P 12 0 210 6-4 Tennessee 3/9/1945 5 3 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 81st pick / 1967
31 Perry Williams 27 14 1 219 6-2 Purdue 12/11/1946 4 1 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 90th pick / 1969
83 Sweeny Williams 27 LDE 14 14 255 6-5 Prairie View 9/3/1946 3 6 Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 283rd pick / 1969
58 Cal Withrow 28 14 0 240 6-0 Kentucky 7/4/1945 3 2
65 Keith Wortman 23 8 0 260 6-2 Nebraska 7/20/1950 1 2 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 242nd pick / 1972
Team Total 25.9 14 223.5 6-2.1 2.9