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1977 New Orleans Saints

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3-11-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -9.2, Offense: 0.3, Defense: -9.4, SoS: -1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 232 points (16.6/g), 15th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 336 points (24.0/g), 26th.
 Differential of -104 points (-7.4/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 4.1-9.9.

Coach: Hank Stram (3-11-0)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Archie Manning 28 6 9 113 for 205, 1,284 yards, 8 td, 9 int, & 39 rushes for 270 yards and 5 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 1971
RB Chuck Muncie 24 1 11 201 rushes for 811 yards, 6 td, & 21 catches for 248 yards and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1976
FB Tony Galbreath 23 1 14 168 rushes for 644 yards, 3 td, & 41 catches for 265 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1976
WR John Gilliam 32 10 8 11 catches for 133 yards, 1 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1967
WR Don Herrmann 30 8 13 32 catches for 408 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for -17 yards and 0 td New York Giants / 15th / 379th pick / 1969
TE Henry Childs 26 3 10 33 catches for 518 yards, 9 td Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 109th pick / 1974
LT Marv Montgomery 29 6 14 Denver Broncos / 1st / 12th pick / 1971
LG Terry Stieve 23 1 10 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 6th / 160th pick / 1976
C John Hill 27 5 14 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1972
RG Emanuel Zanders 26 3 14 1 fumble recovered
RT Don Morrison 28 6 14 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 4th / 98th pick / 1971
 Defensive Starters
LDE Elois Grooms 24 2 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1975
LDT Elex Price 27 4 9
RDT Derland Moore 26 4 10 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1973
RDE Bob Pollard 29 6 12 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 11th / 262nd pick / 1971
LLB Jim Merlo 26 4 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1973
MLB Joe Federspiel 27 5 14 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 99th pick / 1972
RLB Pat Hughes 30 7 8 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 9th / 221st pick / 1970
LCB Ernie Jackson 27 5 11 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 7th / 164th pick / 1972
RCB Clarence Chapman 24 1 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 7th / 204th pick / 1976
SS Chuck Crist 26 5 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
FS Tom Myers 27 5 10 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 74th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Rich Szaro 29 2 0 5 of 12 field goals & 29 of 31 extra points
P Tom Blanchard 29 6 0 82 punts for a 42.4 average, 2 blocked New York Giants / 12th / 304th pick / 1971
PR Rich Mauti 23 Rook 4 37 punt returns for a 7.6 average and 0 td
KR Rich Mauti 23 Rook 4 27 kick returns for a 22.6 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
63 Steve Baumgartner 26 5 0 256 6-7 Purdue 3/26/1951 4 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1973
16 Tom Blanchard 29 P 14 0 190 6-0 Oregon 5/28/1948 6 3 New York Giants / 12th / 304th pick / 1971
50 Ken Bordelon 23 14 0 228 6-4 LSU 8/26/1954 1 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 149th pick / 1976
25 Wade Bosarge 22 5 0 175 5-10 Tulsa 9/14/1955 Rook 2
36 Greg Boykin 24 14 0 225 6-0 Northwestern 12/8/1953 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 174th pick / 1977
80 Larry Burton 26 wr 1 1 192 6-1 Purdue 12/15/1951 2 0 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1975
73 Joe Campbell 22 rde 14 6 254 6-6 Maryland 5/8/1955 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1977
23 Craig Cassady 24 db 12 3 175 5-11 Ohio St. 12/21/1953 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 213th pick / 1976
24 Clarence Chapman 24 RCB 14 14 185 5-10 East. Michigan 12/10/1953 1 6 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 204th pick / 1976
85 Henry Childs 26 TE 13 10 223 6-2 Kansas St. 4/16/1951 3 7 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 109th pick / 1974
44 Chuck Crist 26 SS 14 14 205 6-2 Penn St. 1/16/1951 5 5
69 Oakley Dalton 25 1 0 285 6-6 Jackson St. 7/18/1952 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 12th / 315th pick / 1977
10 Bobby Douglass 30 qb 4 2 225 6-4 Kansas 6/22/1947 8 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 41st pick / 1969
58 Joe Federspiel 27 MLB 14 14 230 6-1 Kentucky 5/6/1950 5 4 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 99th pick / 1972
72 Mike Fultz 23 ldt 12 5 278 6-5 Nebraska 1/28/1954 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 34th pick / 1977
34 Tony Galbreath 23 FB 14 14 228 6-0 Missouri 1/29/1954 1 9 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1976
41 John Gilliam 32 WR 10 8 195 6-1 South Carolina St. 8/7/1945 10 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1967
78 Elois Grooms 24 LDE 14 14 249 6-4 Tennessee Tech 5/20/1953 2 5 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1975
56 Lee Gross 24 9 0 237 6-3 Auburn 7/29/1953 2 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1975
87 Don Herrmann 30 WR 13 13 205 6-2 Waynesburg 6/5/1947 8 5 New York Giants / 15th / 379th pick / 1969
62 John Hill 27 C 14 14 249 6-2 Lehigh 4/16/1950 5 6 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1972
70 Dave Hubbard 22 5 0 270 6-7 BYU 9/29/1955 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 136th pick / 1977
54 Pat Hughes 30 RLB 14 8 240 6-2 Boston Univ. 6/2/1947 7 5 New York Giants / 9th / 221st pick / 1970
30 Ernie Jackson 27 LCB 11 11 173 5-10 Duke 4/11/1950 5 5 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 164th pick / 1972
32 Kim Jones 25 14 0 238 6-4 Colorado St. 1/19/1952 1 0 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 157th pick / 1975
53 Rick Kingrea 28 14 0 233 6-1 Tulane 7/18/1949 6 2 Cleveland Browns / 14th / 352nd pick / 1971
64 Dave Lafary 22 10 0 280 6-7 Purdue 1/13/1955 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 118th pick / 1977
8 Archie Manning 28 QB 10 9 212 6-3 Mississippi 5/19/1949 6 9 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 1971
40 Jim Marsalis 32 12 3 194 5-11 Tennessee St. 10/10/1945 8 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 23rd pick / 1969
84 Rich Mauti 23 KR 14 4 190 6-0 Penn St. 5/25/1954 Rook 1
57 Jim Merlo 26 LLB 14 14 221 6-1 Stanford 10/3/1951 4 5 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1973
77 Marv Montgomery 29 LT 14 14 255 6-6 USC 2/8/1948 6 6 Denver Broncos / 1st / 12th pick / 1971
74 Derland Moore 26 RDT 10 10 250 6-4 Oklahoma 10/7/1951 4 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1973
76 Don Morrison 28 RT 14 14 255 6-5 Texas-Arlington 12/16/1949 6 6 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 98th pick / 1971
42 Chuck Muncie 24 RB 14 11 227 6-3 California 3/17/1953 1 11 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1976
37 Tom Myers 27 FS 12 10 184 5-11 Syracuse 10/24/1950 5 3 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 74th pick / 1972
88 Joel Parker 25 1 0 212 6-5 Florida 6/23/1952 3 0 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 113th pick / 1974
82 Bob Pollard 29 RDE 14 12 250 6-3 Texas Southern,Weber St. 12/30/1948 6 4 New Orleans Saints / 11th / 262nd pick / 1971
75 Elex Price 27 LDT 11 9 260 6-3 Alcorn St. 8/11/1950 4 3
71 Kurt Schumacher 25 14 4 252 6-3 Ohio St. 12/26/1952 2 3 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 12th pick / 1975
12 Bobby Scott 28 qb 5 3 201 6-1 Tennessee 4/2/1949 4 2 New Orleans Saints / 14th / 340th pick / 1971
26 Jimmy Stewart 23 db 9 1 190 5-11 Tulsa 10/15/1954 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 201st pick / 1977
68 Terry Stieve 23 LG 14 10 256 6-2 Wisconsin 3/10/1954 1 4 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 160th pick / 1976
33 Mike Strachan 24 rb 13 3 199 6-0 Iowa St. 5/24/1953 2 3 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 216th pick / 1975
15 Rich Szaro 29 K 14 0 205 5-11 Harvard 3/7/1948 2 2
86 Jim Thaxton 28 te 14 6 240 6-2 Tennessee St. 1/11/1949 4 3 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 84th pick / 1973
67 John Watson 28 5 0 249 6-4 Oklahoma 1/11/1949 6 2 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 179th pick / 1971
60 Greg Westbrooks 24 rlb 7 6 215 6-2 Mesa,Colorado 2/24/1953 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 17th / 422nd pick / 1975
89 Leonard Willis 24 7 0 183 5-11 Ohio St. 3/4/1953 1 0 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 118th pick / 1976
65 Robert Woods 27 4 0 255 6-3 Tennessee St. 7/26/1950 4 2 New York Jets / 2nd / 38th pick / 1973
79 Emanuel Zanders 26 RG 14 14 251 6-1 Jackson St. 7/31/1951 3 6
Team Total 26.0 14 226.1 6-2.2 3.3