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1968 New Orleans Saints

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4-9-1, Finished 3rd in NFL Century Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.5, Offense: -3.9, Defense: -2.6, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 246 points (17.6/g), 12th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 327 points (23.4/g), 11th.
 Differential of -81 points (-5.8/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 4.7-9.3.

Coach: Tom Fears (4-9-1)

Stadium: Tulane Stadium
 Training Camp: Cal Western (San Diego, California)

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Billy Kilmer 29 7 11 167 for 315, 2,060 yards, 15 td, 17 int, & 21 rushes for 97 yards and 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 5th / 39th pick / 1961
HB Don McCall 24 1 0 155 rushes for 637 yards, 4 td, & 26 catches for 270 yards and 2 td New Orleans Saints / 5th / 108th pick / 1967
FB Tony Lorick 27 4 0 104 rushes for 344 yards, 0 td, & 26 catches for 272 yards and 3 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 7th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1964
FL Danny Abramowicz 23 1 0 54 catches for 890 yards, 7 td, & 2 rushes for 27 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 17th / 420th pick / 1967
SE Dave Parks 27 4 0 25 catches for 258 yards, 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 1st pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1964
TE Monty Stickles 30 8 0 15 catches for 206 yards, 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1960
LT Jerry Sturm 32 7 0 1 fumble recovered
LG Jake Kupp 27 4 0 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 116th pick / 1964
C Joe Wendryhoski 30 4 14 1 fumble recovered New York Titans / 13th / 101st pick / 1961
RG Del Williams 23 1 0 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 79th pick / 1967
RT Jerry Jones 24 2 0 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1966
Denver Broncos / 7th / 53rd pick / 1966
 Defensive Starters
LDE Doug Atkins 38 15 0 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1953
LDT Mike Tilleman 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 163rd pick / 1965
RDT Dave Rowe 23 1 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1967
RDE Brian Schweda 25 2 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 8th / 101st pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 16th / 121st pick / 1965
LLB Ted Davis 26 4 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 4th / 50th pick / 1964
MLB Fred Whittingham 29 4 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RLB Johnny Brewer 31 7 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 41st pick / 1960
LCB Gene Howard 22 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 7th / 175th pick / 1968
RCB John Douglas 23 1 0 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 133rd pick / 1967
LS Bo Burris 24 1 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 27th pick / 1967
RS Dave Whitsell 32 10 0 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 24th / 289th pick / 1958
 Special Teams Starters
K Charlie Durkee 24 1 0 19 of 37 field goals & 27 of 27 extra points
P Tom McNeill 26 1 0 49 punts for a 41.0 average, 1 blocked
PR John Gilliam 23 1 0 15 punt returns for a 4.0 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1967
KR Gene Howard 22 Rook 0 23 kick returns for a 23.2 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 7th / 175th pick / 1968

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Danny Abramowicz 23 FL 14 0 195 6-1 Xavier (OH) 7/13/1945 1 9 New Orleans Saints / 17th / 420th pick / 1967
81 Doug Atkins 38 LDE 11 0 257 6-8 Tennessee 5/8/1930 15 8 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1953
38 Tony Baker 23 1 0 229 5-11 Iowa St. 2/16/1945 Rook 0
32 Tom Barrington 24 14 0 213 6-1 Ohio St. 1/29/1944 2 1 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 38th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 16th / 142nd pick / 1966
77 Jim Boeke 30 13 0 255 6-5 Heidelberg 9/11/1938 8 3 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 217th pick / 1960
82 Johnny Brewer 31 RLB 14 0 230 6-4 Mississippi 3/8/1937 7 6 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 41st pick / 1960
22 Charlie Brown 23 3 0 195 5-10 Missouri 10/16/1945 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 238th pick / 1967
16 Bo Burris 24 LS 14 0 195 6-3 Houston 10/16/1944 1 6 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 27th pick / 1967
65 Tom Carr 26 4 0 264 6-4 Morgan St. 4/6/1942 Rook 2 Baltimore Colts / 20th / 305th pick / 1966
66 Bill Cody 24 14 0 230 6-2 Auburn 8/2/1944 2 4 Detroit Lions / 5th / 67th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 15th / 132nd pick / 1966
79 Lou Cordileone 31 13 0 250 6-1 Clemson 8/4/1937 8 3 New York Giants / 1st / 12th pick / 1960
35 Ted Davis 26 LLB 14 0 232 6-1 Georgia Tech 7/27/1942 4 5 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 4th / 50th pick / 1964
21 John Douglas 23 RCB 14 0 195 6-1 Texas Southern 1/12/1945 1 5 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 133rd pick / 1967
10 Charlie Durkee 24 K 14 0 165 5-11 Oklahoma St. 6/25/1944 1 5
56 James Ferguson 26 4 0 240 6-4 USC 10/15/1942 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 17th / 439th pick / 1968
28 Ross Fichtner 30 4 0 185 6-0 Purdue 10/26/1938 8 2 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1960
51 Jim Fraser 32 2 0 236 6-3 Wisconsin 5/29/1936 6 2 Cleveland Browns / 21st / 250th pick / 1959
42 John Gilliam 23 PR 14 0 195 6-1 South Carolina St. 8/7/1945 1 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1967
62 Ross Gwinn 24 2 0 273 6-3 NW State (LA) 7/25/1944 Rook 2
84 Jimmy Hester 24 14 0 238 6-4 North Dakota 12/13/1944 1 3 New Orleans Saints / 14th / 342nd pick / 1967
29 Gene Howard 22 KR 14 0 190 6-0 Langston 12/22/1946 Rook 6 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 175th pick / 1968
78 Jerry Jones 24 RT 14 0 260 6-4 Bowling Green 2/14/1944 2 5 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1966
Denver Broncos / 7th / 53rd pick / 1966
30 Les Kelley 24 14 0 233 6-3 Alabama 12/9/1944 1 4 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 26th pick / 1967
17 Billy Kilmer 29 QB 12 11 204 6-0 UCLA 9/5/1939 7 8 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 5th / 39th pick / 1961
45 Elbert Kimbrough 30 10 0 196 5-11 Northwestern 3/24/1938 7 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 4th / 28th pick / 1961
50 Jake Kupp 27 LG 14 0 248 6-3 Washington 3/12/1941 4 5 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 116th pick / 1964
72 Earl Leggett 35 14 0 265 6-3 LSU 3/5/1933 11 4 Chicago Bears / 1st / 13th pick / 1957
34 Tony Lorick 27 FB 13 0 217 6-1 Arizona St. 5/25/1941 4 5 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 7th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1964
36 Don McCall 24 HB 13 0 195 5-11 USC 9/21/1944 1 7 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 108th pick / 1967
12 Tom McNeill 26 P 10 0 195 6-1 S.F. Austin 8/12/1942 1 1
24 Elijah Nevett 24 10 0 185 6-0 Clark (GA) 4/28/1944 1 2
83 Dave Parks 27 SE 10 0 220 6-2 Texas Tech 12/25/1941 4 3 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 1st pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1964
85 Ray Poage 28 10 0 208 6-4 Texas 11/14/1940 5 0 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 11th pick / 1963
Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 31st pick / 1963
76 Dave Rowe 23 RDT 14 0 280 6-7 Penn St. 6/20/1945 1 6 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1967
63 Roy Schmidt 26 9 0 248 6-3 Long Beach St. 5/3/1942 1 2 Green Bay Packers / 13th / 178th pick / 1965
33 Randy Schultz 25 9 0 210 6-0 Northern Iowa 11/17/1943 2 1 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 74th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 20th / 177th pick / 1966
60 Brian Schweda 25 RDE 10 0 250 6-3 Kansas 4/30/1943 2 6 Chicago Bears / 8th / 101st pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 16th / 121st pick / 1965
11 Ronnie Lee South 23 qb 4 0 195 6-1 Arkansas 5/8/1945 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 115th pick / 1968
87 Monty Stickles 30 TE 13 0 235 6-4 Notre Dame 8/16/1938 8 2 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1960
37 Steve Stonebreaker 31 14 0 223 6-3 Detroit Mercy 10/28/1937 6 3 Denver Broncos / 34th / 266th pick / 1962
Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 155th pick / 1961
73 Jerry Sturm 32 LT 14 0 260 6-3 Illinois 12/31/1936 7 5
14 Karl Sweetan 26 qb 5 3 203 6-1 Texas A&M,Wake Forest 10/2/1942 2 1 Detroit Lions / 18th / 249th pick / 1965
88 Dave Szymakowski 22 3 0 198 6-2 West Texas A&M 3/15/1946 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 59th pick / 1968
74 Mike Tilleman 24 LDT 14 0 272 6-7 Montana 3/30/1944 2 6 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 163rd pick / 1965
54 Joe Wendryhoski 30 C 14 14 245 6-2 Illinois 3/1/1938 4 5 New York Titans / 13th / 101st pick / 1961
39 Ernie Wheelwright 29 12 0 235 6-3 Southern Illinois 11/28/1939 4 1
23 Dave Whitsell 32 RS 14 0 189 6-0 Indiana 6/14/1936 10 7 Detroit Lions / 24th / 289th pick / 1958
59 Fred Whittingham 29 MLB 13 0 240 6-1 BYU,Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 2/4/1939 4 5
61 Del Williams 23 RG 14 0 240 6-2 Florida St. 11/9/1945 1 5 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 79th pick / 1967
20 George Youngblood 23 4 0 205 6-3 Los Angeles St. 1/4/1945 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 97th pick / 1966
Team Total 26.6 14 224.3 6-2.1 3.4