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1972 New Orleans Saints

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2-11-1, NFC West Division  · 1972 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.2, Offense: -5.3, Defense: -5.0, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 215 points (15.4/g), 22nd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 361 points (25.8/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -146 points (-10.4/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 3.2-10.8.

Coach: J.D. Roberts (2-11-1)

Stadium: Tulane Stadium
 Training Camp: University of Southern Mississippi (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Archie Manning 23 1 14 230 for 448, 2,781 yards, 18 td, 21 int, & 63 rushes for 351 yards and 2 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 1971
RB Bob Gresham 24 1 9 121 rushes for 381 yards, 3 td, & 29 catches for 192 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 8th / 201st pick / 1971
FB Bill Butler 22 Rook 9 54 rushes for 233 yards, 0 td, & 25 catches for 226 yards and 2 td New Orleans Saints / 5th / 111th pick / 1972
WR Danny Abramowicz 27 5 13 38 catches for 668 yards, 7 td New Orleans Saints / 17th / 420th pick / 1967
WR Bob Newland 24 1 10 47 catches for 579 yards, 2 td New Orleans Saints / 7th / 172nd pick / 1971
TE Dave Parks 31 8 9 32 catches for 542 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for -7 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 1st pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1964
LT Don Morrison 23 1 14 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 98th pick / 1971
LG Carl Johnson 23 Rook 7 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 5th / 112th pick / 1972
C John Didion 25 3 14 Washington Redskins / 7th / 173rd pick / 1969
RG Royce Smith 23 Rook 10 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 8th pick / 1972
RT Glen Ray Hines 29 6 14 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 82nd pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Richard Neal 25 3 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 45th pick / 1969
LDT Bob Pollard 24 1 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 11th / 262nd pick / 1971
RDT Dave Long 28 6 7 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 43rd pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 6th / 45th pick / 1966
RDE Joe Owens 26 2 7 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 215th pick / 1969
LLB Tom Roussel 27 4 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 2nd / 38th pick / 1968
MLB Joe Federspiel 22 Rook 10 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 99th pick / 1972
RLB Wayne Colman 26 4 12
LCB Ernie Jackson 22 Rook 5 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 7th / 164th pick / 1972
RCB Delles Howell 24 2 10 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 4th / 88th pick / 1970
SS Hugo Hollas 27 2 9 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered
FS Doug Wyatt 26 2 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 17th / 426th pick / 1970
 Special Teams Starters
K Happy Feller 23 1 0 6 of 11 field goals & 10 of 11 extra points Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 83rd pick / 1971
P Julian Fagan 24 2 0 71 punts for a 40.8 average, 1 blocked Houston Oilers / 17th / 430th pick / 1970
PR Tom Myers 22 Rook 5 9 punt returns for a 4.8 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 74th pick / 1972
KR Margene Adkins 25 2 4 43 kick returns for a 23.7 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 49th pick / 1970

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Danny Abramowicz 27 WR 13 13 195 6-1 Xavier (OH) 7/13/1945 5 6 New Orleans Saints / 17th / 420th pick / 1967
26 Margene Adkins 25 KR 14 4 183 5-10 Henderson JC 4/30/1947 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 49th pick / 1970
36 Robert Brown 29 14 5 225 6-2 Alcorn St. 1/1/1943 3 2
38 Bill Butler 22 FB 14 9 218 6-0 Kansas St. 8/12/1950 Rook 4 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 111th pick / 1972
59 Wayne Colman 26 RLB 14 12 230 6-2 Temple 4/13/1946 4 4
75 Mike Crangle 25 13 0 243 6-4 Cincinnati,Tenn-Martin 2/3/1947 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 85th pick / 1972
51 John Didion 25 C 14 14 245 6-4 Oregon St. 10/24/1947 3 4 Washington Redskins / 7th / 173rd pick / 1969
15 Charlie Durkee 28 6 0 165 5-11 Oklahoma St. 6/25/1944 5 0
10 Julian Fagan 24 P 14 0 205 6-3 Mississippi 2/21/1948 2 2 Houston Oilers / 17th / 430th pick / 1970
58 Joe Federspiel 22 MLB 14 10 230 6-1 Kentucky 5/6/1950 Rook 4 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 99th pick / 1972
9 Happy Feller 23 K 6 0 185 5-11 Texas 6/13/1949 1 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 83rd pick / 1971
28 James Ford 23 5 1 200 6-0 Texas Southern 9/11/1949 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 13th / 337th pick / 1971
45 Arthur Green 25 7 3 198 5-11 Albany State (GA) 9/18/1947 Rook 1
35 Bob Gresham 24 RB 14 9 195 5-11 West Virginia 7/9/1948 1 4 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 201st pick / 1971
56 Willie Hall 23 14 2 223 6-2 USC 9/30/1949 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 31st pick / 1972
14 Ed Hargett 25 14 0 185 5-11 Texas A&M 6/26/1947 3 0 New Orleans Saints / 16th / 397th pick / 1969
29 Billie Hayes 25 14 4 175 6-1 San Diego St. 6/22/1947 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 104th pick / 1970
64 Ray Hester 23 7 0 215 6-2 Tulane 3/31/1949 1 2
78 Glen Ray Hines 29 RT 14 14 265 6-5 Arkansas 10/26/1943 6 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 6th / 82nd pick / 1965
53 Bill Hobbs 26 6 0 218 6-0 Texas A&M 9/18/1946 3 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 8th / 184th pick / 1969
18 Hugo Hollas 27 SS 14 9 190 6-1 Rice 11/30/1945 2 5
20 Delles Howell 24 RCB 10 10 200 6-3 Grambling St. 8/22/1948 2 4 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 88th pick / 1970
30 Ernie Jackson 22 LCB 10 5 173 5-10 Duke 4/11/1950 Rook 5 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 164th pick / 1972
77 Carl Johnson 23 LG 14 7 248 6-3 Nebraska 12/26/1949 Rook 4 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 112th pick / 1972
50 Jake Kupp 31 3 2 248 6-3 Washington 3/12/1941 8 2 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 116th pick / 1964
67 Bob Kuziel 22 1 0 255 6-4 Pittsburgh 7/24/1950 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1972
11 Bivian Lee 24 13 9 200 6-3 Prairie View 8/3/1948 1 3 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 54th pick / 1971
7 Toni Linhart 30 2 0 178 6-0 Austria Technical 7/24/1942 Rook 0
89 Dave Long 28 RDT 14 7 245 6-4 Iowa 9/6/1944 6 4 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 43rd pick / 1966
Houston Oilers / 6th / 45th pick / 1966
8 Archie Manning 23 QB 14 14 212 6-3 Mississippi 5/19/1949 1 11 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 1971
74 Doug Mooers 25 14 14 265 6-6 Whittier 3/11/1947 1 2
76 Don Morrison 23 LT 14 14 255 6-5 Texas-Arlington 12/16/1949 1 4 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 98th pick / 1971
37 Tom Myers 22 fs 13 5 184 5-11 Syracuse 10/24/1950 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 74th pick / 1972
87 Richard Neal 25 LDE 14 14 260 6-3 Southern 9/27/1947 3 5 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 45th pick / 1969
41 Bob Newland 24 WR 14 10 190 6-2 Oregon 10/27/1948 1 5 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 172nd pick / 1971
72 Joe Owens 26 RDE 14 7 245 6-2 Alcorn St. 11/8/1946 2 4 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 215th pick / 1969
52 Dick Palmer 25 6 0 232 6-2 Kentucky 4/9/1947 2 2 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 252nd pick / 1970
83 Dave Parks 31 TE 12 9 220 6-2 Texas Tech 12/25/1941 8 5 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 1st pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 4th / 32nd pick / 1964
82 Bob Pollard 24 LDT 14 14 250 6-3 Texas Southern,Weber St. 12/30/1948 1 5 New Orleans Saints / 11th / 262nd pick / 1971
65 Remi Prudhomme 30 5 3 250 6-4 LSU 4/24/1942 6 2 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 37th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 14th / 108th pick / 1964
70 Craig Robinson 24 8 0 250 6-4 Houston 12/23/1948 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 16th / 392nd pick / 1971
47 Virgil Robinson 25 3 0 195 5-11 Grambling St. 11/2/1947 1 0 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 46th pick / 1971
54 Tom Roussel 27 LLB 14 14 235 6-3 Southern Miss 1/20/1945 4 5 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 38th pick / 1968
66 Royce Smith 23 RG 10 10 250 6-3 Georgia 6/17/1949 Rook 4 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 8th pick / 1972
55 Thomas Stincic 26 7 4 230 6-4 Michigan 11/24/1946 3 2 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 68th pick / 1969
42 Jim Strong 26 14 3 215 6-1 Houston 12/12/1946 2 2 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 165th pick / 1970
71 Faddie Tillman 24 1 0 235 6-5 Boise St. 10/7/1948 Rook 2 Atlanta Falcons / 10th / 241st pick / 1971
85 Cephus Weatherspoon 24 1 0 182 6-1 Fort Lewis 6/14/1948 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 13th / 320th pick / 1972
86 Creston Whitaker 25 2 1 187 6-2 North Texas 8/12/1947 Rook 0
61 Del Williams 27 8 6 240 6-2 Florida St. 11/9/1945 5 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 79th pick / 1967
24 Joe Williams 25 14 3 193 6-0 Wyoming 3/30/1947 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 12th / 309th pick / 1970
68 Richard Winther 25 5 0 261 6-4 Mississippi 10/22/1947 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 88th pick / 1971
23 Doug Wyatt 26 FS 14 14 195 6-1 Tulsa 10/18/1946 2 5 New Orleans Saints / 17th / 426th pick / 1970
Team Total 25.2 14 218.2 6-1.9 2.0