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1983 New Orleans Saints

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8-8-0, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.0, Offense: -1.1, Defense: 1.1, SoS: 1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 319 points (19.9/g), 17th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 337 points (21.1/g), 12th.
 Differential of -18 points (-1.1/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-8.5.

Coach: Bum Phillips (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: King Hill
 Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips

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 Ken Stabler 38 13 14 176 for 311, 1,988 yards, 9 td, 18 int, & 9 rushes for -14 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1968
RB George Rogers 25 2 12 256 rushes for 1,144 yards, 5 td, & 12 catches for 69 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 1st pick / 1981
FB Hokie Gajan 24 1 12 81 rushes for 415 yards, 4 td, & 17 catches for 130 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 10th / 249th pick / 1981
WR Eugene Goodlow 25 Rook 7 41 catches for 487 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 3 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 66th pick / 1982
WR Jeff Groth 26 4 14 49 catches for 585 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 15 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 8th / 206th pick / 1979
TE Hoby Brenner 24 2 16 41 catches for 574 yards, 3 td New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 71st pick / 1981
LT Dave Lafary 28 6 16 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 5th / 118th pick / 1977
LG Brad Edelman 23 1 16 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 30th pick / 1982
C John Hill 33 11 16 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1972
RG Louis Oubre 25 1 16 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 112th pick / 1981
RT Stan Brock 25 3 16 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 12th pick / 1980
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bruce Clark 25 1 15 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1980
NT Derland Moore 32 10 16 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1973
RDE Jim Wilks 25 2 16 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 12th / 305th pick / 1981
LOLB Rickey Jackson* 25 2 16 12.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1981
LILB Jim Kovach 27 4 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 4th / 93rd pick / 1979
RILB Dirt Winston 28 6 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1977
ROLB Whitney Paul 30 7 15 5.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 277th pick / 1976
LCB Dave Waymer 25 3 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 41st pick / 1980
RCB Johnnie Poe 24 2 16 0.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 6th / 144th pick / 1981
SS Russell Gary 24 2 14 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1981
FS Frank Wattelet 25 2 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Morten Andersen 23 1 0 18 of 24 field goals & 37 of 38 extra points New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
P Russell Erxleben 27 4 0 74 punts for a 41.0 average, 0 blocked New Orleans Saints / 1st / 11th pick / 1979
PR Jeff Groth 26 4 14 39 punt returns for a 7.1 average and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 8th / 206th pick / 1979
KR Kenny Duckett 24 1 1 33 kick returns for a 21.8 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 68th pick / 1982

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
7 Morten Andersen 23 K 16 0 217 6-2 Michigan St. 8/19/1960 1 4 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
47 Cliff Austin 23 11 0 203 6-0 Clemson 3/2/1960 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 66th pick / 1983
85 Hoby Brenner 24 TE 16 16 240 6-4 USC 6/2/1959 2 5 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 71st pick / 1981
67 Stan Brock 25 RT 16 16 295 6-6 Colorado 6/8/1958 3 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 12th pick / 1980
75 Bruce Clark 25 LDE 15 15 273 6-3 Penn St. 3/31/1958 1 8 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1980
78 Kelvin Clark 27 16 0 260 6-3 Nebraska 1/30/1956 4 1 Denver Broncos / 1st / 22nd pick / 1979
83 Kenny Duckett 24 KR 14 1 184 6-0 Wake Forest 10/1/1959 1 3 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 68th pick / 1982
63 Brad Edelman 23 LG 16 16 265 6-6 Missouri 9/3/1960 1 7 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 30th pick / 1982
99 Tony Elliott 24 12 0 282 6-2 Wisconsin,North Texas 4/23/1959 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 114th pick / 1982
14 Russell Erxleben 27 P 16 0 223 6-4 Texas 1/13/1956 4 2 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 11th pick / 1979
46 Hokie Gajan 24 FB 16 12 220 5-11 LSU 9/6/1959 1 4 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 249th pick / 1981
20 Russell Gary 24 SS 14 14 195 5-11 Nebraska 7/31/1959 2 7 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1981
88 Eugene Goodlow 25 WR 16 7 185 6-2 Kansas St. 12/19/1958 Rook 5 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 66th pick / 1982
72 Leon Gray 32 11 0 256 6-3 Jackson St. 11/15/1951 10 1 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 78th pick / 1973
86 Jeff Groth 26 PR 16 14 176 5-10 Bowling Green 7/2/1957 4 6 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 206th pick / 1979
87 Larry Hardy 27 te 6 1 234 6-3 Jackson St. 7/9/1956 5 0 New Orleans Saints / 12th / 309th pick / 1978
62 John Hill 33 C 16 16 249 6-2 Lehigh 4/16/1950 11 7 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1972
28 Bill Hurley 26 4 0 195 5-11 Syracuse 5/16/1957 1 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 110th pick / 1980
57 Rickey Jackson* 25 LOLB 16 16 243 6-2 Pittsburgh 3/20/1958 2 13 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1981
34 Bobby Johnson 23 16 0 191 6-0 Texas 9/1/1960 Rook 2
40 Greg Knafelc 24 6 0 220 6-4 Notre Dame 2/20/1959 Rook 0
60 Steve Korte 23 16 0 265 6-3 Arkansas 1/15/1960 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 38th pick / 1983
52 Jim Kovach 27 LILB 16 16 230 6-2 Kentucky 5/1/1956 4 8 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 93rd pick / 1979
64 Dave Lafary 28 LT 16 16 280 6-7 Purdue 1/13/1955 6 7 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 118th pick / 1977
93 Gary Lewis 22 6 0 260 6-3 Oklahoma St. 1/14/1961 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 98th pick / 1983
98 Reggie Lewis 29 12 0 252 6-2 Oregon,San Diego St. 1/20/1954 1 2 San Francisco 49ers / 16th / 443rd pick / 1976
29 Rodney Lewis 24 db 2 2 190 5-11 Nebraska 4/2/1959 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 58th pick / 1982
59 Chris Martin 23 15 0 236 6-2 Auburn 12/19/1960 Rook 1
84 Rich Mauti 29 wr 16 1 190 6-0 Penn St. 5/25/1954 6 0
19 Guido Merkens 28 16 0 200 6-1 Sam Houston St. 8/14/1955 5 0
74 Derland Moore 32 NT 16 16 250 6-4 Oklahoma 10/7/1951 10 8 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1973
55 Rob Nairne 29 lb 16 1 223 6-4 Oregon St. 3/24/1954 6 2
66 Louis Oubre 25 RG 16 16 262 6-4 Oklahoma 5/15/1958 1 7 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 112th pick / 1981
51 Whitney Paul 30 ROLB 16 15 220 6-3 Colorado 10/8/1953 7 9 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 277th pick / 1976
53 Scott Pelluer 24 16 0 219 6-2 Washington St. 4/28/1959 2 1 Dallas Cowboys / 4th / 91st pick / 1981
32 Vernon Perry 30 12 0 211 6-2 Jackson St. 9/22/1953 4 1
76 Jim Pietrzak 30 16 0 260 6-5 East. Michigan 2/21/1953 9 1 New York Giants / 6th / 132nd pick / 1974
25 Johnnie Poe 24 RCB 16 16 190 6-1 Missouri 8/29/1959 2 10 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 144th pick / 1981
58 Glen Redd 25 16 0 229 6-1 BYU 6/17/1958 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 166th pick / 1981
38 George Rogers 25 RB 13 12 228 6-2 South Carolina 12/8/1958 2 8 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 1st pick / 1981
41 Jimmy Rogers 28 16 0 190 5-10 Oklahoma 6/29/1955 3 1
80 Lindsay Scott 23 wr 16 7 195 6-1 Georgia 12/6/1960 1 3 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1982
16 Ken Stabler 38 QB 14 14 215 6-3 Alabama 12/25/1945 13 4 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1968
27 Greg Stemrick 32 11 1 185 5-11 Colorado St. 10/25/1951 8 1
82 John Tice 23 te 16 1 242 6-5 Maryland 6/22/1960 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 65th pick / 1983
73 Frank Warren 24 de 16 1 285 6-4 Auburn 9/14/1959 2 3 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 57th pick / 1981
49 Frank Wattelet 25 FS 16 16 185 6-0 Kansas 10/25/1958 2 9
44 Dave Waymer 25 LCB 16 16 195 6-1 Notre Dame 7/1/1958 3 8 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 41st pick / 1980
94 Jim Wilks 25 RDE 16 16 266 6-5 California,San Diego St. 3/12/1958 2 9 New Orleans Saints / 12th / 305th pick / 1981
18 Dave Wilson 24 qb 8 2 206 6-3 Illinois 4/27/1959 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 1st pick / 1981 Supp
45 Tim Wilson 29 6 0 226 6-3 Maryland 1/14/1954 6 0 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 66th pick / 1977
30 Wayne Wilson 26 FB 14 8 215 6-3 Shepherd 9/4/1957 4 7 Houston Oilers / 12th / 324th pick / 1979
56 Dirt Winston 28 RILB 16 16 228 6-0 Arkansas 10/25/1955 6 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 132nd pick / 1977
89 Tyrone Young 23 16 0 190 6-6 Florida 4/29/1960 Rook 1
Team Total 26.2 16 226.4 6-2.2 3.2