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1976 New Orleans Saints

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4-10-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.1, Offense: -0.6, Defense: -5.5, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 253 points (18.1/g), 17th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 346 points (24.7/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -93 points (-6.6/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 4.5-9.5.

Coach: Hank Stram (4-10-0)

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: Dodgertown (Vero Beach, Florida)

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 Bobby Scott 27 3 8 103 for 190, 1,065 yards, 4 td, 6 int, & 12 rushes for 48 yards and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 14th / 340th pick / 1971
RB Tony Galbreath 22 Rook 13 136 rushes for 570 yards, 7 td, & 54 catches for 420 yards and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1976
FB Chuck Muncie 23 Rook 11 149 rushes for 659 yards, 2 td, & 31 catches for 272 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1976
WR Larry Burton 25 1 12 18 catches for 297 yards, 2 td, & 3 rushes for -4 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1975
WR Don Herrmann 29 7 14 34 catches for 535 yards, 0 td New York Giants / 15th / 379th pick / 1969
TE Henry Childs 25 2 11 26 catches for 349 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 16 yards and 1 td Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 109th pick / 1974
LT Tom Wickert 24 2 7 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 212th pick / 1974
LG Kurt Schumacher 24 1 9 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 12th pick / 1975
C John Hill 26 4 14 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1972
RG Emanuel Zanders 25 2 13 1 fumble recovered
RT Don Morrison 27 5 14 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 4th / 98th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bob Pollard 28 5 8 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 11th / 262nd pick / 1971
LDT Elex Price 26 3 13 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RDT Derland Moore 25 3 14 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1973
RDE Steve Baumgartner 25 3 13 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1973
LLB Jim Merlo 25 3 13 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1973
MLB Joe Federspiel 26 4 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 4th / 99th pick / 1972
RLB Greg Westbrooks 23 1 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 17th / 422nd pick / 1975
LCB Ernie Jackson 26 4 9 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 7th / 164th pick / 1972
RCB Mo Spencer 24 2 14 1 interception, 5 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 71st pick / 1974
SS Chuck Crist 25 4 14 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered
FS Tom Myers 26 4 12 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 74th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Rich Szaro 28 1 0 18 of 23 field goals & 25 of 29 extra points
P Tom Blanchard 28 5 0 101 punts for a 39.3 average, 0 blocked New York Giants / 12th / 304th pick / 1971
PR Pete Athas 30 5 5 35 punt returns for a 9.5 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 257th pick / 1970
KR Tony Galbreath 22 Rook 13 20 kick returns for a 19.9 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1976

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
45 Pete Athas 30 PR 13 5 185 5-11 Tennessee 9/15/1946 5 0 Dallas Cowboys / 10th / 257th pick / 1970
63 Steve Baumgartner 25 RDE 14 13 256 6-7 Purdue 3/26/1951 3 6 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1973
16 Tom Blanchard 28 P 14 0 190 6-0 Oregon 5/28/1948 5 3 New York Giants / 12th / 304th pick / 1971
50 Ken Bordelon 22 12 0 228 6-4 LSU 8/26/1954 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 149th pick / 1976
80 Larry Burton 25 WR 14 12 192 6-1 Purdue 12/15/1951 1 3 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1975
51 Warren Capone 25 7 0 218 6-1 LSU 8/14/1951 1 3
51 Rusty Chambers 23 lb 4 1 218 6-1 Tulane 11/10/1953 1 1
24 Clarence Chapman 23 1 0 185 5-10 East. Michigan 12/10/1953 Rook 2 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 204th pick / 1976
85 Henry Childs 25 TE 14 11 223 6-2 Kansas St. 4/16/1951 2 4 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 109th pick / 1974
59 Wayne Colman 30 7 0 230 6-2 Temple 4/13/1946 8 2
44 Chuck Crist 25 SS 14 14 205 6-2 Penn St. 1/16/1951 4 6
69 Andy Dorris 25 lde 14 6 238 6-4 New Mexico St. 8/11/1951 3 3 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 93rd pick / 1973
10 Bobby Douglass 29 qb 11 6 225 6-4 Kansas 6/22/1947 7 5 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 41st pick / 1969
58 Joe Federspiel 26 MLB 14 14 230 6-1 Kentucky 5/6/1950 4 6 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 99th pick / 1972
34 Tony Galbreath 22 KR 14 13 228 6-0 Missouri 1/29/1954 Rook 9 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1976
78 Elois Grooms 23 de 11 1 249 6-4 Tennessee Tech 5/20/1953 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1975
56 Lee Gross 23 14 0 237 6-3 Auburn 7/29/1953 1 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1975
65 Jeff Hart 23 14 0 266 6-5 Oregon St. 9/10/1953 1 3 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 71st pick / 1975
87 Don Herrmann 29 WR 14 14 205 6-2 Waynesburg 6/5/1947 7 6 New York Giants / 15th / 379th pick / 1969
62 John Hill 26 C 14 14 249 6-2 Lehigh 4/16/1950 4 6 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1972
30 Ernie Jackson 26 LCB 10 9 173 5-10 Duke 4/11/1950 4 4 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 164th pick / 1972
22 Benny Johnson 28 9 0 178 5-11 Johnson C. Smith 6/29/1948 6 2 Houston Oilers / 6th / 144th pick / 1970
36 Andrew Jones 25 2 1 216 6-2 Washington St. 10/23/1951 1 0 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1975
32 Kim Jones 24 11 0 238 6-4 Colorado St. 1/19/1952 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 157th pick / 1975
46 Jim Kearney 33 14 2 206 6-2 Prairie View 1/21/1943 11 3 Detroit Lions / 11th / 151st pick / 1965
55 Rick Kingrea 27 14 0 233 6-1 Tulane 7/18/1949 5 3 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 352nd pick / 1971
28 Alvin Maxson 25 14 0 205 5-11 SMU 11/12/1951 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 201st pick / 1974
25 Leon McQuay 26 4 0 200 5-9 Tampa 3/19/1950 2 0 New York Giants / 5th / 119th pick / 1973
57 Jim Merlo 25 LLB 14 13 221 6-1 Stanford 10/3/1951 3 7 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1973
77 Marv Montgomery 28 lt 9 7 255 6-6 USC 2/8/1948 5 3 Denver Broncos / 1st / 12th pick / 1971
74 Derland Moore 25 RDT 14 14 250 6-4 Oklahoma 10/7/1951 3 5 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1973
76 Don Morrison 27 RT 14 14 255 6-5 Texas-Arlington 12/16/1949 5 6 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 98th pick / 1971
42 Chuck Muncie 23 FB 12 11 227 6-3 California 3/17/1953 Rook 8 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1976
37 Tom Myers 26 FS 14 12 184 5-11 Syracuse 10/24/1950 4 6 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 74th pick / 1972
83 Tinker Owens 22 wr 14 1 170 5-11 Oklahoma 10/3/1954 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 95th pick / 1976
82 Bob Pollard 28 LDE 8 8 250 6-3 Texas Southern,Weber St. 12/30/1948 5 4 New Orleans Saints / 11th / 262nd pick / 1971
75 Elex Price 26 LDT 14 13 260 6-3 Alcorn St. 8/11/1950 3 6
71 Kurt Schumacher 24 LG 14 9 252 6-3 Ohio St. 12/26/1952 1 4 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 12th pick / 1975
12 Bobby Scott 27 QB 11 8 201 6-1 Tennessee 4/2/1949 3 4 New Orleans Saints / 14th / 340th pick / 1971
84 Paul Seal 24 te 14 3 222 6-4 Michigan 2/27/1952 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 36th pick / 1974
29 Mo Spencer 24 RCB 14 14 175 6-0 North Carolina Central 6/15/1952 2 7 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 71st pick / 1974
68 Terry Stieve 22 lg 14 6 256 6-2 Wisconsin 3/10/1954 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 160th pick / 1976
33 Mike Strachan 23 rb 10 3 199 6-0 Iowa St. 5/24/1953 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 216th pick / 1975
15 Rich Szaro 28 K 14 0 205 5-11 Harvard 3/7/1948 1 6
86 Jim Thaxton 27 te 11 1 240 6-2 Tennessee St. 1/11/1949 3 1 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 84th pick / 1973
60 Greg Westbrooks 23 RLB 14 14 215 6-2 Mesa,Colorado 2/24/1953 1 6 New Orleans Saints / 17th / 422nd pick / 1975
66 Tom Wickert 24 LT 7 7 246 6-4 Washington St. 4/5/1952 2 3 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 212th pick / 1974
73 Jeff Winans 25 3 1 265 6-5 USC 10/12/1951 3 2 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1973
79 Emanuel Zanders 25 RG 14 13 251 6-1 Jackson St. 7/31/1951 2 5
Team Total 25.4 14 222.6 6-1.8 2.8