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1980 New Orleans Saints

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1-15-0, NFC West Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.4, Offense: -1.1, Defense: -9.4, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 291 points (18.2/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 487 points (30.4/g), 28th.
 Differential of -196 points (-12.2/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 3.6-12.4.

Coach: Dick Nolan (0-12-0) and Dick Stanfel (1-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dick Stanfel

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 Archie Manning 31 9 16 309 for 509, 3,716 yards, 23 td, 20 int, & 23 rushes for 166 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 1971
RB Jimmy Rogers 25 Rook 9 80 rushes for 366 yards, 1 td, & 27 catches for 267 yards and 2 td
FB Wayne Wilson 23 1 7 63 rushes for 188 yards, 1 td, & 31 catches for 241 yards and 1 td Houston Oilers / 12th / 324th pick / 1979
WR Wes Chandler 24 2 16 65 catches for 975 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for 9 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1978
WR Ike Harris 28 5 16 37 catches for 692 yards, 6 td St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 91st pick / 1974
TE Brooks Williams 26 2 7 26 catches for 351 yards, 2 td New Orleans Saints / 8th / 199th pick / 1978
LT J.T. Taylor 24 2 13 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1978
LG Emanuel Zanders 29 6 16
C John Hill 30 8 14 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1972
RG Fred Sturt 29 6 13 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 59th pick / 1973
RT Stan Brock 22 Rook 12 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 12th pick / 1980
 Defensive Starters
LDE Elois Grooms 27 5 16 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1975
LDT Mike Fultz 26 3 8 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 34th pick / 1977
RDT Derland Moore 29 7 15 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1973
RDE Tommy Hart 36 12 12 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 261st pick / 1968
LLB Ken Bordelon 26 4 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 149th pick / 1976
MLB Joe Federspiel 30 8 14 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 99th pick / 1972
RLB Reggie Mathis 24 1 16 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 38th pick / 1979
LCB Clarence Chapman 27 4 10 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 204th pick / 1976
RCB Dave Waymer 22 Rook 10 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 41st pick / 1980
SS Ray Brown 31 9 9 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 148th pick / 1971
FS Tom Myers 30 8 15 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 74th pick / 1972
 Special Teams Starters
K Benny Ricardo 26 4 0 10 of 17 field goals & 31 of 34 extra points
P Russell Erxleben 24 1 0 89 punts for a 39.3 average, 0 blocked New Orleans Saints / 1st / 11th pick / 1979
PR Rich Mauti 26 3 0 11 punt returns for a 10.1 average and 0 td
KR Jimmy Rogers 25 Rook 9 41 kick returns for a 22.7 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
80 Gordon Banks 22 7 0 175 5-10 Stanford 3/12/1958 Rook 0
7 Guy Benjamin 25 2 0 210 6-4 Stanford 6/27/1955 2 0 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 51st pick / 1978
63 Barry Bennett 25 ldt 15 6 257 6-4 Concordia-Moorhead (MN) 12/10/1955 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1978
50 Ken Bordelon 26 LLB 16 14 228 6-4 LSU 8/26/1954 4 4 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 149th pick / 1976
67 Stan Brock 22 RT 16 12 295 6-6 Colorado 6/8/1958 Rook 6 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 12th pick / 1980
27 Ray Brown 31 SS 15 9 208 6-1 West Texas A&M 1/12/1949 9 3 Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 148th pick / 1971
11 Ed Burns 26 2 0 210 6-3 Nebraska 12/7/1954 1 0
73 Joe Campbell 25 5 0 254 6-6 Maryland 5/8/1955 3 0 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1977
89 Wes Chandler 24 WR 16 16 196 6-0 Florida 8/22/1956 2 8 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1978
24 Clarence Chapman 27 LCB 12 10 185 5-10 East. Michigan 12/10/1953 4 3 Oakland Raiders / 7th / 204th pick / 1976
85 Henry Childs 29 te 13 6 223 6-2 Kansas St. 4/16/1951 6 4 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 109th pick / 1974
43 Larry Collins 25 8 0 189 5-11 Texas A&M-Kingsville 8/8/1955 2 0 Cleveland Browns / 3rd / 67th pick / 1978
57 Larry Coombs 23 1 0 260 6-4 Idaho 8/9/1957 Rook 0
86 Tom Donovan 23 5 0 179 5-11 Penn St. 1/13/1957 Rook 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 9th / 230th pick / 1980
14 Russell Erxleben 24 P 16 0 223 6-4 Texas 1/13/1956 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 11th pick / 1979
59 Chuck Evans 24 lb 10 2 235 6-3 Stanford 12/19/1956 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 206th pick / 1980
58 Joe Federspiel 30 MLB 15 14 230 6-1 Kentucky 5/6/1950 8 4 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 99th pick / 1972
72 Mike Fultz 26 LDT 12 8 278 6-5 Nebraska 1/28/1954 3 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 34th pick / 1977
34 Tony Galbreath 26 rb 16 4 228 6-0 Missouri 1/29/1954 4 6 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1976
78 Elois Grooms 27 LDE 16 16 249 6-4 Tennessee Tech 5/20/1953 5 4 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1975
87 Larry Hardy 24 te 16 3 234 6-3 Jackson St. 7/9/1956 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 12th / 309th pick / 1978
82 Ike Harris 28 WR 16 16 210 6-3 Iowa St. 11/27/1952 5 5 St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 91st pick / 1974
53 Tommy Hart 36 RDE 15 12 245 6-4 Morris Brown 11/7/1944 12 3 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 261st pick / 1968
62 John Hill 30 C 15 14 249 6-2 Lehigh 4/16/1950 8 6 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1972
51 Stan Holloway 23 lb 11 2 218 6-2 California 9/28/1957 Rook 1
45 Jack Holmes 27 fb 16 7 210 5-11 Texas Southern 6/20/1953 2 3 Houston Oilers / 15th / 377th pick / 1975
52 Jim Kovach 24 lb 11 2 230 6-2 Kentucky 5/1/1956 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 93rd pick / 1979
64 Dave Lafary 25 t 15 4 280 6-7 Purdue 1/13/1955 3 3 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 118th pick / 1977
8 Archie Manning 31 QB 16 16 212 6-3 Mississippi 5/19/1949 9 11 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 1971
23 James Marshall 28 db 16 3 187 6-0 Jackson St. 9/8/1952 Rook 2
56 Reggie Mathis 24 RLB 16 16 220 6-2 Oklahoma 3/18/1956 1 4 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 38th pick / 1979
84 Rich Mauti 26 PR 9 0 190 6-0 Penn St. 5/25/1954 3 0
26 Guido Merkens 25 wr 1 1 200 6-1 Sam Houston St. 8/14/1955 2 0
74 Derland Moore 29 RDT 16 15 250 6-4 Oklahoma 10/7/1951 7 4 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1973
42 Chuck Muncie 27 rb 4 3 227 6-3 California 3/17/1953 4 1 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 3rd pick / 1976
37 Tom Myers 30 FS 16 15 184 5-11 Syracuse 10/24/1950 8 5 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 74th pick / 1972
49 Artie Owens 27 3 0 176 5-10 West Virginia 1/14/1953 4 0 San Diego Chargers / 4th / 115th pick / 1976
83 Tinker Owens 26 7 0 170 5-11 Oklahoma 10/3/1954 4 0 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 95th pick / 1976
96 Steve Parker 24 de 4 1 265 6-6 Washington,Idaho 12/8/1956 Rook 0
76 Jim Pietrzak 27 c 15 2 260 6-5 East. Michigan 2/21/1953 6 2 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1974
75 Elex Price 30 dt 14 1 260 6-3 Alcorn St. 8/11/1950 7 1
22 Ricky Ray 23 LCB 13 9 180 5-11 Norfolk St. 5/30/1957 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 146th pick / 1979
60 Don Reese 29 dt 12 3 254 6-6 Jackson St. 9/4/1951 6 2 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 26th pick / 1974
1 Benny Ricardo 26 K 14 0 175 5-10 San Diego St. 1/4/1954 4 2
41 Jimmy Rogers 25 KR 16 9 190 5-10 Oklahoma 6/29/1955 Rook 4
48 Don Schwartz 24 ss 16 7 191 6-1 Washington St. 2/24/1956 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 87th pick / 1978
12 Bobby Scott 31 5 0 201 6-1 Tennessee 4/2/1949 7 1 New Orleans Saints / 14th / 340th pick / 1971
47 Mike Spivey 26 2 0 197 6-0 Colorado 3/10/1954 3 0 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1977
33 Mike Strachan 27 rb 3 2 199 6-0 Iowa St. 5/24/1953 5 1 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 216th pick / 1975
68 Fred Sturt 29 RG 15 13 255 6-4 Bowling Green 1/6/1951 6 6 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 59th pick / 1973
71 J.T. Taylor 24 LT 13 13 265 6-4 Missouri 8/12/1956 2 6 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1978
55 Dave Washington 32 16 0 223 6-5 Alcorn St. 9/12/1948 10 1 Denver Broncos / 9th / 219th pick / 1970
44 Dave Waymer 22 RCB 16 10 195 6-1 Notre Dame 7/1/1958 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 41st pick / 1980
88 Brooks Williams 26 TE 12 7 226 6-4 North Carolina 12/7/1954 2 3 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 199th pick / 1978
30 Wayne Wilson 23 FB 15 7 215 6-3 Shepherd 9/4/1957 1 3 Houston Oilers / 12th / 324th pick / 1979
65 Robert Woods 30 rt 10 6 255 6-3 Tennessee St. 7/26/1950 7 3 New York Jets / 2nd / 38th pick / 1973
79 Emanuel Zanders 29 LG 16 16 251 6-1 Jackson St. 7/31/1951 6 7
Team Total 26.4 16 222.1 6-2.1 3.6