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1973 New Orleans Saints

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5-9-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.8, Offense: -7.0, Defense: -1.7, SoS: 1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 163 points (11.6/g), 26th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 312 points (22.3/g), 18th.
 Differential of -149 points (-10.6/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 2.5-11.5.

Coach: John North (5-9-0)

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Archie Manning 24 2 13 140 for 267, 1,642 yards, 10 td, 12 int, & 63 rushes for 293 yards and 2 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 1971
RB Jess Phillips 26 5 14 198 rushes for 663 yards, 0 td, & 22 catches for 169 yards and 0 td Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 84th pick / 1968
FB Joe Profit 24 2 4 72 rushes for 274 yards, 0 td, & 11 catches for 108 yards and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 7th pick / 1971
WR Jubilee Dunbar 24 Rook 14 23 catches for 447 yards, 4 td, & 3 rushes for 3 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 71st pick / 1972
WR Bob Newland 25 2 12 29 catches for 489 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for 6 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 7th / 172nd pick / 1971
TE John Beasley 28 6 4 31 catches for 280 yards, 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 197th pick / 1967
LT Carl Johnson 24 1 12 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 5th / 112th pick / 1972
LG Jake Kupp 32 9 14 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 116th pick / 1964
C John Didion 26 4 14 Washington Redskins / 7th / 173rd pick / 1969
RG Del Williams 28 6 13 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 79th pick / 1967
RT Don Morrison 24 2 14 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 4th / 98th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Billy Newsome 25 3 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 5th / 122nd pick / 1970
LDT Bob Pollard 25 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 11th / 262nd pick / 1971
RDT Elex Price 23 Rook 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDE Joe Owens 27 3 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 9th / 215th pick / 1969
LLB Willie Hall 24 1 7 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 31st pick / 1972
MLB Joe Federspiel 23 1 13 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 4th / 99th pick / 1972
RLB Wayne Colman 27 5 12 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
LCB Ernie Jackson 23 1 14 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 7th / 164th pick / 1972
RCB Bivian Lee 25 2 12 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 54th pick / 1971
SS Johnny Fuller 27 5 12 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 98th pick / 1968
FS Tom Myers 23 1 12 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 74th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Bill McClard 24 1 0 13 of 24 field goals & 9 of 9 extra points San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 61st pick / 1972
P Steve O'Neal 27 4 0 81 punts for a 41.7 average, 0 blocked New York Jets / 13th / 338th pick / 1969
PR Howard Stevens 23 Rook 0 17 punt returns for a 10.1 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 16th / 392nd pick / 1973
KR Howard Stevens 23 Rook 0 26 kick returns for a 22.7 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 16th / 392nd pick / 1973

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
46 Danny Abramowicz 28 2 2 195 6-1 Xavier (OH) 7/13/1945 6 0 New Orleans Saints / 17th / 420th pick / 1967
89 Bert Askson 28 1 0 223 6-3 Texas Southern 12/16/1945 2 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 14th / 340th pick / 1970
63 Steve Baumgartner 22 14 0 256 6-7 Purdue 3/26/1951 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1973
85 John Beasley 28 TE 8 4 228 6-3 California 4/6/1945 6 3 Minnesota Vikings / 8th / 197th pick / 1967
36 Robert Brown 30 5 5 225 6-2 Alcorn St. 1/1/1943 4 1
38 Bill Butler 23 13 10 218 6-0 Kansas St. 8/12/1950 1 3 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 111th pick / 1972
59 Wayne Colman 27 RLB 12 12 230 6-2 Temple 4/13/1946 5 5
55 Bob Creech 24 2 0 236 6-3 TCU 1/26/1949 2 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 342nd pick / 1971
15 Bob Davis 28 2 0 205 6-2 Virginia 9/15/1945 6 0 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 30th pick / 1967
51 John Didion 26 C 14 14 245 6-4 Oregon St. 10/24/1947 4 4 Washington Redskins / 7th / 173rd pick / 1969
88 Andy Dorris 22 1 0 238 6-4 New Mexico St. 8/11/1951 Rook 2 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 93rd pick / 1973
86 Jubilee Dunbar 24 WR 14 14 196 6-0 Southern 5/17/1949 Rook 4 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 71st pick / 1972
58 Joe Federspiel 23 MLB 13 13 230 6-1 Kentucky 5/6/1950 1 5 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 99th pick / 1972
9 Happy Feller 24 6 0 185 5-11 Texas 6/13/1949 2 -2 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 83rd pick / 1971
71 Paul Fersen 23 3 0 260 6-5 Georgia 2/16/1950 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 14th / 341st pick / 1973
44 Mike Fink 23 13 2 181 5-11 Missouri 12/24/1950 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 210th pick / 1973
24 Johnny Fuller 27 SS 13 12 186 6-0 Lamar 3/3/1946 5 5 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 98th pick / 1968
83 Len Garrett 26 12 5 230 6-3 New Mex. Highlands 12/18/1947 2 0 Green Bay Packers / 15th / 374th pick / 1971
56 Willie Hall 24 LLB 7 7 223 6-2 USC 9/30/1949 1 4 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 31st pick / 1972
64 Ray Hester 24 6 0 215 6-2 Tulane 3/31/1949 2 2
88 Fred Hyatt 27 1 0 200 6-3 Auburn 6/28/1946 5 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 2nd / 40th pick / 1968
30 Ernie Jackson 23 LCB 14 14 173 5-10 Duke 4/11/1950 1 6 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 164th pick / 1972
77 Carl Johnson 24 LT 14 12 248 6-3 Nebraska 12/26/1949 1 4 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 112th pick / 1972
20 Ray Jones 26 2 1 187 5-11 Southern 12/24/1947 3 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 34th pick / 1970
87 Mike Kelly 25 1 0 215 6-4 Davidson 1/14/1948 3 0
53 Rick Kingrea 24 9 1 233 6-1 Tulane 7/18/1949 2 2 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 352nd pick / 1971
50 Jake Kupp 32 LG 14 14 248 6-3 Washington 3/12/1941 9 4 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 116th pick / 1964
39 Odell Lawson 25 12 0 218 6-2 Langston 12/20/1948 3 0 Boston Patriots / 7th / 160th pick / 1970
11 Bivian Lee 25 RCB 14 12 200 6-3 Prairie View 8/3/1948 2 6 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 54th pick / 1971
54 Dale Lindsey 30 5 0 223 6-2 Kentucky,West. Kentucky 1/18/1943 8 2 Cleveland Browns / 7th / 97th pick / 1965
8 Archie Manning 24 QB 13 13 212 6-3 Mississippi 5/19/1949 2 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 1971
35 Henry Matthews 24 6 0 203 6-3 Michigan St. 3/17/1949 1 0
19 Bill McClard 24 K 8 0 202 5-10 Arkansas 10/15/1949 1 1 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 61st pick / 1972
57 Jim Merlo 22 14 9 221 6-1 Stanford 10/3/1951 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1973
32 Lincoln Minor 23 9 0 211 6-2 New Mexico St. 1/22/1950 Rook 0
74 Derland Moore 22 13 0 250 6-4 Oklahoma 10/7/1951 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1973
25 Jerry Moore 24 10 3 208 6-3 Arkansas 3/16/1949 2 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 89th pick / 1971
76 Don Morrison 24 RT 14 14 255 6-5 Texas-Arlington 12/16/1949 2 4 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 98th pick / 1971
37 Tom Myers 23 FS 13 12 184 5-11 Syracuse 10/24/1950 1 5 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 74th pick / 1972
41 Bob Newland 25 WR 14 12 190 6-2 Oregon 10/27/1948 2 5 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 172nd pick / 1971
78 Billy Newsome 25 LDE 14 14 250 6-4 Grambling St. 3/2/1948 3 5 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 122nd pick / 1970
10 Steve O'Neal 27 P 14 0 185 6-3 Texas A&M 2/4/1946 4 3 New York Jets / 13th / 338th pick / 1969
72 Joe Owens 27 RDE 14 14 245 6-2 Alcorn St. 11/8/1946 3 5 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 215th pick / 1969
52 Dick Palmer 26 10 0 232 6-2 Kentucky 4/9/1947 3 2 Baltimore Colts / 10th / 252nd pick / 1970
34 Jess Phillips 26 RB 14 14 210 6-1 Michigan St. 2/28/1947 5 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 4th / 84th pick / 1968
82 Bob Pollard 25 LDT 14 14 250 6-3 Texas Southern,Weber St. 12/30/1948 2 5 New Orleans Saints / 11th / 262nd pick / 1971
75 Elex Price 23 RDT 14 14 260 6-3 Alcorn St. 8/11/1950 Rook 5
23 Joe Profit 24 FB 8 4 213 6-0 La-Monroe 8/13/1949 2 3 Atlanta Falcons / 1st / 7th pick / 1971
21 Nate Ramsey 32 4 0 200 6-1 Indiana St. 7/12/1941 10 2 Philadelphia Eagles / 14th / 186th pick / 1963
84 Preston Riley 26 1 0 180 6-0 Memphis 10/30/1947 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 9th / 217th pick / 1970
70 Craig Robinson 25 11 0 250 6-4 Houston 12/23/1948 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 16th / 392nd pick / 1971
12 Bobby Scott 24 qb 6 1 201 6-1 Tennessee 4/2/1949 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 14th / 340th pick / 1971
66 Royce Smith 24 14 3 250 6-3 Georgia 6/17/1949 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 8th pick / 1972
22 Howard Stevens 23 KR 14 0 165 5-5 Randolph-Macon,Louisville 2/9/1950 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 16th / 392nd pick / 1973
17 Speedy Thomas 26 6 0 170 6-1 Utah 4/13/1947 4 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 57th pick / 1969
61 Del Williams 28 RG 14 13 240 6-2 Florida St. 11/9/1945 6 4 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 79th pick / 1967
80 Doug Winslow 22 12 0 181 5-11 Drake 7/19/1951 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 207th pick / 1973
73 John Wood 22 2 0 249 6-3 LSU 1/20/1951 Rook 2 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 70th pick / 1973
Team Total 25.1 14 217.5 6-1.8 2.5