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1975 New Orleans Saints

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2-12-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -14.1, Offense: -8.2, Defense: -5.9, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 165 points (11.8/g), 26th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 360 points (25.7/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -195 points (-13.9/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 1.9-12.1.

Coach: Ernie Hefferle (1-7-0) and John North (1-5-0)

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: Nicholls State (Thibodaux, Louisiana)

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 26 4 13 159 for 338, 1,683 yards, 7 td, 20 int, & 33 rushes for 186 yards and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 1971
RB Mike Strachan 22 Rook 11 161 rushes for 668 yards, 2 td, & 30 catches for 224 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 9th / 216th pick / 1975
FB Alvin Maxson 24 1 13 139 rushes for 371 yards, 3 td, & 41 catches for 234 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 8th / 201st pick / 1974
WR Larry Burton 24 Rook 11 16 catches for 305 yards, 2 td, & 2 rushes for 8 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1975
WR Joel Parker 23 1 0 9 catches for 123 yards, 2 td New Orleans Saints / 5th / 113th pick / 1974
TE Paul Seal 23 1 14 28 catches for 414 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 10 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 36th pick / 1974
LT Dave Thompson 26 4 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 30th pick / 1971
LG Jake Kupp 34 11 0 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 116th pick / 1964
C John Hill 25 3 13 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1972
RG Emanuel Zanders 24 1 14
RT Don Morrison 26 4 13 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 98th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Andy Dorris 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 4th / 93rd pick / 1973
LDT Bob Pollard 27 4 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 11th / 262nd pick / 1971
RDT Derland Moore 24 2 12 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1973
RDE Steve Baumgartner 24 2 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1973
LLB Don Coleman 23 1 0 New Orleans Saints / 16th / 398th pick / 1974
MLB Joe Federspiel 25 3 14 0 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 4th / 99th pick / 1972
RLB Rick Middleton 24 1 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1974
LCB Ernie Jackson 25 3 13 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 7th / 164th pick / 1972
RCB Terry Schmidt 23 1 9 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 5th / 121st pick / 1974
SS Tom Myers 25 3 8 5 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 74th pick / 1972
FS Johnny Fuller 29 7 11 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 98th pick / 1968
 Special Teams Starters
K Rich Szaro 27 Rook 0 10 of 16 field goals & 17 of 17 extra points
P Tom Blanchard 27 4 0 92 punts for a 41.0 average, 3 blocked New York Giants / 12th / 304th pick / 1971
PR Gil Chapman 22 Rook 0 17 punt returns for a 12.2 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 7th / 166th pick / 1975
KR Gil Chapman 22 Rook 0 28 kick returns for a 21.9 average and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 7th / 166th pick / 1975

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
86 Melvin Baker 25 2 0 189 6-0 Texas Southern 8/12/1950 1 0 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 208th pick / 1974
63 Steve Baumgartner 24 RDE 14 14 256 6-7 Purdue 3/26/1951 2 6 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1973
16 Tom Blanchard 27 P 14 0 190 6-0 Oregon 5/28/1948 4 2 New York Giants / 12th / 304th pick / 1971
80 Larry Burton 24 WR 13 11 192 6-1 Purdue 12/15/1951 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1975
51 Rusty Chambers 22 12 0 218 6-1 Tulane 11/10/1953 Rook 3
89 Gil Chapman 22 KR 9 0 180 5-9 Michigan 8/23/1953 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 166th pick / 1975
85 Henry Childs 24 14 0 223 6-2 Kansas St. 4/16/1951 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 109th pick / 1974
13 Larry Cipa 24 qb 4 1 209 6-3 Michigan 10/5/1951 1 0 New Orleans Saints / 15th / 373rd pick / 1974
55 Don Coleman 23 LLB 13 0 222 6-2 Michigan 1/11/1952 1 5 New Orleans Saints / 16th / 398th pick / 1974
44 Chuck Crist 24 8 0 205 6-2 Penn St. 1/16/1951 3 3
51 Sylvester Croom 21 1 0 235 6-0 Alabama 9/25/1954 Rook 1
32 Jimmy DeRatt 22 6 0 203 6-0 North Carolina 1/19/1953 Rook 2
69 Andy Dorris 24 LDE 13 0 238 6-4 New Mexico St. 8/11/1951 2 5 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 93rd pick / 1973
58 Joe Federspiel 25 MLB 14 14 230 6-1 Kentucky 5/6/1950 3 6 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 99th pick / 1972
24 Johnny Fuller 29 FS 11 11 186 6-0 Lamar 3/3/1946 7 4 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 98th pick / 1968
83 Len Garrett 28 1 0 230 6-3 New Mex. Highlands 12/18/1947 4 0 Green Bay Packers / 15th / 374th pick / 1971
78 Elois Grooms 22 10 0 249 6-4 Tennessee Tech 5/20/1953 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1975
56 Lee Gross 22 9 0 237 6-3 Auburn 7/29/1953 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1975
83 Andy Hamilton 25 9 0 190 6-3 LSU 11/8/1950 2 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 97th pick / 1972
87 Don Herrmann 28 3 0 205 6-2 Waynesburg 6/5/1947 6 0 New York Giants / 15th / 379th pick / 1969
62 John Hill 25 C 14 13 249 6-2 Lehigh 4/16/1950 3 3 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1972
30 Ernie Jackson 25 LCB 13 13 173 5-10 Duke 4/11/1950 3 6 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 164th pick / 1972
36 Andrew Jones 24 13 1 216 6-2 Washington St. 10/23/1951 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1975
53 Rick Kingrea 26 lb 14 2 233 6-1 Tulane 7/18/1949 4 2 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 352nd pick / 1971
50 Jake Kupp 34 LG 14 0 248 6-3 Washington 3/12/1941 11 3 Dallas Cowboys / 9th / 116th pick / 1964
39 Morris LaGrand 22 2 0 220 6-1 Tampa 2/9/1953 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 137th pick / 1975
67 Phil LaPorta 23 lt 14 6 256 6-4 Penn St. 5/4/1952 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 217th pick / 1974
11 Bivian Lee 27 11 0 200 6-3 Prairie View 8/3/1948 4 3 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 54th pick / 1971
52 Mike Lemon 24 2 0 218 6-2 Kansas 2/26/1951 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 149th pick / 1975
8 Archie Manning 26 QB 13 13 212 6-3 Mississippi 5/19/1949 4 3 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 1971
28 Alvin Maxson 24 FB 13 13 205 5-11 SMU 11/12/1951 1 4 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 201st pick / 1974
19 Bill McClard 26 3 0 202 5-10 Arkansas 10/15/1949 3 -1 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 61st pick / 1972
27 Rod McNeill 24 rb 14 3 219 6-2 USC 3/26/1951 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 88th pick / 1974
54 Rick Middleton 24 RLB 14 14 228 6-2 Ohio St. 11/28/1951 1 6 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1974
74 Derland Moore 24 RDT 14 12 250 6-4 Oklahoma 10/7/1951 2 5 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1973
77 Chris Morris 26 6 1 250 6-3 Indiana 10/7/1949 3 1 Minnesota Vikings / 10th / 258th pick / 1971
76 Don Morrison 26 RT 13 13 255 6-5 Texas-Arlington 12/16/1949 4 3 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 98th pick / 1971
37 Tom Myers 25 SS 9 8 184 5-11 Syracuse 10/24/1950 3 5 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 74th pick / 1972
72 Joe Owens 29 14 0 245 6-2 Alcorn St. 11/8/1946 5 3 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 215th pick / 1969
88 Joel Parker 23 WR 7 0 212 6-5 Florida 6/23/1952 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 113th pick / 1974
82 Bob Pollard 27 LDT 14 14 250 6-3 Texas Southern,Weber St. 12/30/1948 4 6 New Orleans Saints / 11th / 262nd pick / 1971
75 Elex Price 25 14 2 260 6-3 Alcorn St. 8/11/1950 2 3
26 Steve Rogers 22 13 0 203 6-2 LSU 8/26/1953 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 163rd pick / 1975
40 Terry Schmidt 23 RCB 13 9 177 6-0 Ball St. 5/28/1952 1 5 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 121st pick / 1974
71 Kurt Schumacher 23 13 0 252 6-3 Ohio St. 12/26/1952 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 12th pick / 1975
12 Bobby Scott 26 1 0 201 6-1 Tennessee 4/2/1949 2 0 New Orleans Saints / 14th / 340th pick / 1971
84 Paul Seal 23 TE 14 14 222 6-4 Michigan 2/27/1952 1 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 36th pick / 1974
29 Mo Spencer 23 14 0 175 6-0 North Carolina Central 6/15/1952 1 3 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 71st pick / 1974
33 Mike Strachan 22 RB 11 11 199 6-0 Iowa St. 5/24/1953 Rook 6 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 216th pick / 1975
15 Rich Szaro 27 K 11 0 205 5-11 Harvard 3/7/1948 Rook 3
65 Dave Thompson 26 7 0 270 6-4 Clemson 2/1/1949 4 3 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 30th pick / 1971
60 Greg Westbrooks 22 lb 14 2 215 6-2 Mesa,Colorado 2/24/1953 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 17th / 422nd pick / 1975
66 Tom Wickert 23 1 0 246 6-4 Washington St. 4/5/1952 1 1 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 212th pick / 1974
79 Emanuel Zanders 24 RG 14 14 251 6-1 Jackson St. 7/31/1951 1 3
Team Total 24.6 14 220.1 6-1.8 2.0