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1969 New Orleans Saints

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5-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFL Capitol Division  · 1969 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.3, Offense: 0.1, Defense: -7.4, SoS: -1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 311 points (22.2/g), 6th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 393 points (28.1/g), 15th.
 Differential of -82 points (-5.9/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-8.9.

Coach: Tom Fears (5-9-0)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Billy Kilmer 30 8 14 193 for 360, 2,532 yards, 20 td, 17 int, & 11 rushes for 18 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 5th / 39th pick / 1961
HB Andy Livingston* 25 5 0 181 rushes for 761 yards, 5 td, & 28 catches for 278 yards and 3 td
FB Tony Baker* 24 1 0 134 rushes for 642 yards, 1 td, & 34 catches for 352 yards and 1 td
FL Danny Abramowicz+ 24 2 0 73 catches for 1,015 yards, 7 td, & 3 rushes for 61 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 17th / 420th pick / 1967
SE Al Dodd 24 2 0 37 catches for 600 yards, 1 td, & 3 rushes for 12 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 90th pick / 1967
TE Dave Parks 28 5 0 31 catches for 439 yards, 3 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 1st pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1964
LT Don Talbert 30 7 0 Houston Oilers / 34th / 271st pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 100th pick / 1961
LG Jake Kupp* 28 5 0 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 116th pick / 1964
C Jerry Sturm 33 8 0 1 fumble recovered
RG Del Williams 24 2 0 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 79th pick / 1967
RT Errol Linden 32 8 0 Detroit Lions / 10th / 135th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 29th / 232nd pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Doug Atkins 39 16 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1953
LDT Mike Tilleman 25 3 0 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 163rd pick / 1965
RDT Dave Rowe 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1967
RDE Dave Long 25 3 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 43rd pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 6th / 45th pick / 1966
LLB Mike Morgan 27 5 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 17th / 226th pick / 1964
MLB Dick Absher 25 2 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 125th pick / 1967
RLB Johnny Brewer 32 8 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 41st pick / 1960
LCB Gene Howard 23 1 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 7th / 175th pick / 1968
RCB Elijah Nevett 25 2 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
LS Bobby Thompson 30 5 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 38th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 12th / 91st pick / 1962
RS Dave Whitsell 33 11 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 24th / 289th pick / 1958
 Special Teams Starters
K Tom Dempsey*+ 22 Rook 0 22 of 41 field goals & 33 of 35 extra points
P Ollie Cordill 26 2 0 42 punts for a 40.9 average, 1 blocked Cleveland Browns / 11th / 153rd pick / 1965
PR Al Dodd 24 2 0 15 punt returns for a 7.1 average and 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 90th pick / 1967
KR Tom Barrington 25 3 0 17 kick returns for a 23.2 average and 0 td Washington Redskins / 3rd / 38th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 16th / 142nd pick / 1966

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Danny Abramowicz+ 24 FL 14 0 195 6-1 Xavier (OH) 7/13/1945 2 13 New Orleans Saints / 17th / 420th pick / 1967
53 Dick Absher 25 MLB 14 0 230 6-4 Maryland 4/19/1944 2 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 125th pick / 1967
81 Doug Atkins 39 LDE 14 0 257 6-8 Tennessee 5/8/1930 16 4 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 11th pick / 1953
38 Tony Baker* 24 FB 14 0 229 5-11 Iowa St. 2/16/1945 1 10
32 Tom Barrington 25 KR 11 0 213 6-1 Ohio St. 1/29/1944 3 1 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 38th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 16th / 142nd pick / 1966
82 Johnny Brewer 32 RLB 14 0 230 6-4 Mississippi 3/8/1937 8 4 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 41st pick / 1960
16 Bo Burris 25 12 0 195 6-3 Houston 10/16/1944 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 27th pick / 1967
66 Bill Cody 25 3 0 230 6-2 Auburn 8/2/1944 3 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 67th pick / 1966
New York Jets / 15th / 132nd pick / 1966
86 Daniel Colchico 34 9 0 245 6-5 San Jose St. 5/27/1935 9 2 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 78th pick / 1959
59 Wayne Colman 23 4 0 230 6-2 Temple 4/13/1946 1 1
44 Ollie Cordill 26 P 12 0 185 6-3 Memphis 6/20/1943 2 2 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 153rd pick / 1965
63 Norman Davis 24 12 0 245 6-2 Grambling St. 8/8/1945 2 3 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 54th pick / 1967
35 Ted Davis 27 14 0 232 6-1 Georgia Tech 7/27/1942 5 2 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 4th / 50th pick / 1964
19 Tom Dempsey*+ 22 K 14 0 255 6-2 Palomar College 1/12/1947 Rook 6
25 Al Dodd 24 PR 14 0 185 6-0 NW State (LA) 8/21/1945 2 8 Chicago Bears / 4th / 90th pick / 1967
14 Ed Hargett 22 6 0 185 5-11 Texas A&M 6/26/1947 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 16th / 397th pick / 1969
84 Jimmy Hester 25 10 0 238 6-4 North Dakota 12/13/1944 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 14th / 342nd pick / 1967
29 Gene Howard 23 LCB 14 0 190 6-0 Langston 12/22/1946 1 4 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 175th pick / 1968
78 Jerry Jones 25 14 0 260 6-4 Bowling Green 2/14/1944 3 4 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1966
Denver Broncos / 7th / 53rd pick / 1966
30 Les Kelley 25 14 0 233 6-3 Alabama 12/9/1944 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 26th pick / 1967
17 Billy Kilmer 30 QB 14 14 204 6-0 UCLA 9/5/1939 8 11 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 5th / 39th pick / 1961
50 Jake Kupp* 28 LG 14 0 248 6-3 Washington 3/12/1941 5 9 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 116th pick / 1964
70 Errol Linden 32 RT 14 0 258 6-5 Houston 10/21/1937 8 7 Detroit Lions / 10th / 135th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 29th / 232nd pick / 1961
48 Andy Livingston* 25 HB 14 0 236 6-1 Phoenix College (JC) 10/21/1944 5 11
89 Dave Long 25 RDE 14 0 245 6-4 Iowa 9/6/1944 3 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 43rd pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 6th / 45th pick / 1966
26 Joe Don Looney 27 3 0 230 6-1 Cameron,Texas,TCU,Oklahoma 10/10/1942 5 0 New York Giants / 1st / 12th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 44th pick / 1964
34 Tony Lorick 28 14 0 217 6-1 Arizona St. 5/25/1941 5 0 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 7th pick / 1964
Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1964
12 Tom McNeill 27 2 0 195 6-1 S.F. Austin 8/12/1942 2 0
57 Mike Morgan 27 LLB 14 0 242 6-4 LSU 1/31/1942 5 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 17th / 226th pick / 1964
87 Richard Neal 22 14 0 260 6-3 Southern 9/27/1947 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 45th pick / 1969
24 Elijah Nevett 25 RCB 14 0 185 6-0 Clark (GA) 4/28/1944 2 4
11 Jim Ninowski 33 4 0 206 6-1 Michigan St. 3/26/1936 11 1 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 49th pick / 1958
83 Dave Parks 28 14 0 220 6-2 Texas Tech 12/25/1941 5 5 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 1st pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1964
85 Ray Poage 29 14 0 208 6-4 Texas 11/14/1940 6 3 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 11th pick / 1963
Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 31st pick / 1963
33 Steve Preece 22 14 0 195 6-1 Oregon St. 2/15/1947 Rook 2
75 Mike Rengel 23 5 0 260 6-5 Air Force,Minnesota,Hawaii 12/1/1946 Rook 1
76 Dave Rowe 24 RDT 14 0 280 6-7 Penn St. 6/20/1945 2 4 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1967
51 Bill Saul 29 3 0 224 6-4 Penn St. 11/19/1940 7 1 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1962
Buffalo Bills / 9th / 68th pick / 1962
67 John Shinners 22 2 0 255 6-3 Xavier (OH) 3/1/1947 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 17th pick / 1969
28 Don Shy 24 14 0 210 6-1 San Diego St. 11/15/1945 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 35th pick / 1967
73 Jerry Sturm 33 C 14 0 260 6-3 Illinois 12/31/1936 8 7
72 Don Talbert 30 LT 14 0 255 6-5 Texas 3/1/1939 7 7 Houston Oilers / 34th / 271st pick / 1962
Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 100th pick / 1961
77 Mike Taylor 24 1 0 255 6-4 USC 5/5/1945 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1968
27 Bobby Thompson 30 LS 7 0 188 5-11 Arizona 3/30/1939 5 4 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 38th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 12th / 91st pick / 1962
74 Mike Tilleman 25 LDT 14 0 272 6-7 Montana 3/30/1944 3 3 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 163rd pick / 1965
21 Carl Ward 25 2 0 180 5-9 Michigan 7/26/1944 2 1 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 83rd pick / 1967
39 Ernie Wheelwright 30 13 0 235 6-3 Southern Illinois 11/28/1939 5 2
23 Dave Whitsell 33 RS 14 0 189 6-0 Indiana 6/14/1936 11 4 Detroit Lions / 24th / 289th pick / 1958
61 Del Williams 24 RG 14 0 240 6-2 Florida St. 11/9/1945 2 7 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 79th pick / 1967
47 Marv Woodson 28 5 0 190 6-1 Indiana 9/19/1941 5 1 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 8th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 3rd / 17th pick / 1964
Team Total 26.6 14 226.1 6-2.4 3.9