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1982 New Orleans Saints

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4-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.8, Offense: -5.7, Defense: 1.9, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 129 points (14.3/g), 26th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 160 points (17.8/g), 8th.
 Differential of -31 points (-3.4/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 3.4-5.6.

Coach: Bum Phillips (4-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: King Hill
 Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips

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 Ken Stabler 37 12 8 117 for 189, 1,343 yards, 6 td, 10 int, & 3 rushes for -4 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1968
RB George Rogers* 24 1 5 122 rushes for 535 yards, 3 td, & 4 catches for 21 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 1st pick / 1981
FB Wayne Wilson 25 3 7 103 rushes for 413 yards, 3 td, & 25 catches for 175 yards and 2 td Houston Oilers / 12th / 324th pick / 1979
WR Jeff Groth 25 3 9 30 catches for 383 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 1 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 8th / 206th pick / 1979
WR Lindsay Scott 22 Rook 7 17 catches for 251 yards, 0 td, & 1 rush for -4 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1982
TE Hoby Brenner 23 1 8 16 catches for 171 yards, 0 td New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 71st pick / 1981
LT Dave Lafary 27 5 9 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 118th pick / 1977
LG Brad Edelman 22 Rook 9 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 30th pick / 1982
C John Hill 32 10 9 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1972
RG Louis Oubre 24 Rook 9 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 112th pick / 1981
RT Stan Brock 24 2 9 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 12th pick / 1980
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bruce Clark 24 Rook 9 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1980
NT Derland Moore 31 9 9 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1973
RDE Jim Wilks 24 1 8 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 12th / 305th pick / 1981
LOLB Rickey Jackson 24 1 9 4.5 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1981
LILB Jim Kovach 26 3 8 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 4th / 93rd pick / 1979
RILB Dirt Winston 27 5 9 0.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1977
ROLB Rob Nairne 28 5 9 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB Dave Waymer 24 2 9 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 41st pick / 1980
RCB Johnnie Poe 23 1 9 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 6th / 144th pick / 1981
SS Russell Gary 23 1 9 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1981
FS Frank Wattelet 24 1 9 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Toni Fritsch 37 11 0 4 of 7 field goals & 8 of 9 extra points
P Russell Erxleben 26 3 0 46 punts for a 43.0 average, 0 blocked New Orleans Saints / 1st / 11th pick / 1979
PR Jeff Groth 25 3 9 21 punt returns for a 6.9 average and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 8th / 206th pick / 1979
KR Aundra Thompson 29 5 2 10 kick returns for a 21.1 average and 0 td Green Bay Packers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1976

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
7 Morten Andersen 22 8 0 217 6-2 Michigan St. 8/19/1960 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
88 Don Bass 26 3 0 219 6-2 Houston 3/11/1956 4 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1978
50 Ken Bordelon 28 9 0 228 6-4 LSU 8/26/1954 6 1 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 149th pick / 1976
85 Hoby Brenner 23 TE 8 8 240 6-4 USC 6/2/1959 1 3 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 71st pick / 1981
67 Stan Brock 24 RT 9 9 295 6-6 Colorado 6/8/1958 2 6 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 12th pick / 1980
75 Bruce Clark 24 LDE 9 9 273 6-3 Penn St. 3/31/1958 Rook 8 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1980
78 Kelvin Clark 26 9 0 260 6-3 Nebraska 1/30/1956 3 1 Denver Broncos / 1st / 22nd pick / 1979
83 Kenny Duckett 23 7 0 184 6-0 Wake Forest 10/1/1959 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 68th pick / 1982
63 Brad Edelman 22 LG 9 9 265 6-6 Missouri 9/3/1960 Rook 6 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 30th pick / 1982
99 Tony Elliott 23 9 0 282 6-2 Wisconsin,North Texas 4/23/1959 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 114th pick / 1982
14 Russell Erxleben 26 P 9 0 223 6-4 Texas 1/13/1956 3 3 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 11th pick / 1979
15 Toni Fritsch 37 K 5 0 190 5-7 none 7/10/1945 11 0
46 Hokie Gajan 23 rb 9 4 220 5-11 LSU 9/6/1959 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 249th pick / 1981
20 Russell Gary 23 SS 9 9 195 5-11 Nebraska 7/31/1959 1 10 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1981
33 Kevin Gray 25 8 0 179 5-11 East. Illinois 9/11/1957 Rook 1
72 Leon Gray 31 7 0 256 6-3 Jackson St. 11/15/1951 9 1 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 78th pick / 1973
86 Jeff Groth 25 PR 9 9 176 5-10 Bowling Green 7/2/1957 3 6 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 206th pick / 1979
87 Larry Hardy 26 te 9 2 234 6-3 Jackson St. 7/9/1956 4 1 New Orleans Saints / 12th / 309th pick / 1978
62 John Hill 32 C 9 9 249 6-2 Lehigh 4/16/1950 10 6 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1972
45 Jack Holmes 29 5 0 210 5-11 Texas Southern 6/20/1953 4 0 Houston Oilers / 15th / 377th pick / 1975
28 Bill Hurley 25 9 0 195 5-11 Syracuse 5/16/1957 Rook 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 110th pick / 1980
57 Rickey Jackson 24 LOLB 9 9 243 6-2 Pittsburgh 3/20/1958 1 10 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1981
52 Jim Kovach 26 LILB 8 8 230 6-2 Kentucky 5/1/1956 3 7 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 93rd pick / 1979
21 John Krimm 22 9 0 190 6-2 Notre Dame 5/30/1960 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 76th pick / 1982
64 Dave Lafary 27 LT 9 9 280 6-7 Purdue 1/13/1955 5 6 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 118th pick / 1977
24 Marvin Lewis 22 1 0 208 6-3 Tulane 1/15/1960 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 142nd pick / 1982
98 Reggie Lewis 28 9 0 252 6-2 Oregon,San Diego St. 1/20/1954 Rook 2 San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 443rd pick / 1976
29 Rodney Lewis 23 9 0 190 5-11 Nebraska 4/2/1959 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 58th pick / 1982
8 Archie Manning 33 1 0 212 6-3 Mississippi 5/19/1949 11 0 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 1971
84 Rich Mauti 28 9 0 190 6-0 Penn St. 5/25/1954 5 1
19 Guido Merkens 27 wr 9 1 200 6-1 Sam Houston St. 8/14/1955 4 1
74 Derland Moore 31 NT 9 9 250 6-4 Oklahoma 10/7/1951 9 8 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1973
55 Rob Nairne 28 ROLB 9 9 223 6-4 Oregon St. 3/24/1954 5 8
66 Louis Oubre 24 RG 9 9 262 6-4 Oklahoma 5/15/1958 Rook 6 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 112th pick / 1981
51 Whitney Paul 29 9 0 220 6-3 Colorado 10/8/1953 6 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 277th pick / 1976
53 Scott Pelluer 23 lb 6 1 219 6-2 Washington St. 4/28/1959 1 1 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 91st pick / 1981
76 Jim Pietrzak 29 9 0 260 6-5 East. Michigan 2/21/1953 8 1 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1974
25 Johnnie Poe 23 RCB 9 9 190 6-1 Missouri 8/29/1959 1 8 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 144th pick / 1981
38 George Rogers* 24 RB 6 5 228 6-2 South Carolina 12/8/1958 1 6 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 1st pick / 1981
41 Jimmy Rogers 27 rb 9 1 190 5-10 Oklahoma 6/29/1955 2 2
80 Lindsay Scott 22 WR 8 7 195 6-1 Georgia 12/6/1960 Rook 4 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1982
54 Ed Simonini 28 9 0 210 6-0 Texas A&M 2/2/1954 6 1 Baltimore Colts / 3rd / 81st pick / 1976
79 Chuck Slaughter 24 1 0 260 6-5 South Carolina 11/21/1958 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 198th pick / 1982
16 Ken Stabler 37 QB 8 8 215 6-3 Alabama 12/25/1945 12 7 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1968
89 Aundra Thompson 29 KR 9 2 186 6-1 Texas A&M-Commerce 1/2/1953 5 2 Green Bay Packers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1976
42 Toussaint Tyler 23 2 0 220 6-2 Washington 3/19/1959 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 222nd pick / 1981
73 Frank Warren 23 de 9 1 285 6-4 Auburn 9/14/1959 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 57th pick / 1981
49 Frank Wattelet 24 FS 9 9 185 6-0 Kansas 10/25/1958 1 8
44 Dave Waymer 24 LCB 9 9 195 6-1 Notre Dame 7/1/1958 2 8 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 41st pick / 1980
94 Jim Wilks 24 RDE 8 8 266 6-5 California,San Diego St. 3/12/1958 1 7 New Orleans Saints / 12th / 305th pick / 1981
30 Wayne Wilson 25 FB 8 7 215 6-3 Shepherd 9/4/1957 3 7 Houston Oilers / 12th / 324th pick / 1979
56 Dirt Winston 27 RILB 9 9 228 6-0 Arkansas 10/25/1955 5 10 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1977
Team Total 26.0 9 224.8 6-1.9 3.1