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1986 New Orleans Saints

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7-9-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1986 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.0, Offense: -2.5, Defense: 2.5, SoS: -0.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 288 points (18.0/g), 19th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 287 points (17.9/g), 7th.
 Differential of 1 points (0.1/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 8.0-8.0.

Coach: Jim Mora (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Carl Smith
 Defensive Coordinator: Steve Sidwell

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond, Louisiana)

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 Dave Wilson 27 5 13 189 for 342, 2,353 yards, 10 td, 17 int, & 14 rushes for 19 yards and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 1st pick / 1981 Supp
RB Rueben Mayes* 23 Rook 12 286 rushes for 1,353 yards, 8 td, & 17 catches for 96 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 57th pick / 1986
WR Mike Jones 26 3 8 48 catches for 625 yards, 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 159th pick / 1983
WR Eric Martin 25 1 11 37 catches for 675 yards, 5 td New Orleans Saints / 7th / 179th pick / 1985
TE Hoby Brenner 27 5 12 18 catches for 286 yards, 0 td New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 71st pick / 1981
TE John Tice 26 3 13 37 catches for 330 yards, 3 td New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 65th pick / 1983
LT Bill Contz 25 3 13 2 fumbles recovered Cleveland Browns / 5th / 122nd pick / 1983
LG Brad Edelman 26 4 13 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 30th pick / 1982
C Steve Korte 26 3 16 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 38th pick / 1983
RG Chuck Commiskey 28 Rook 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 247th pick / 1981
RT Stan Brock 28 6 16 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 12th pick / 1980
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bruce Clark 28 4 16 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1980
NT Tony Elliott 27 4 15 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 5th / 114th pick / 1982
RDE Jim Wilks 28 5 15 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 12th / 305th pick / 1981
LOLB Rickey Jackson* 28 5 16 9.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1981
LILB Sam Mills 27 Rook 13 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RILB Alvin Toles 23 1 15 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 24th pick / 1985
ROLB James Haynes 26 2 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered
LCB Dave Waymer 28 6 15 0.0 sacks, 9 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 41st pick / 1980
RCB Johnnie Poe 27 5 16 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 6th / 144th pick / 1981
SS Antonio Gibson 24 Rook 13 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
FS Frank Wattelet 28 5 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Morten Andersen*+ 26 4 0 26 of 30 field goals & 30 of 30 extra points New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
P Brian Hansen 26 2 0 81 punts for a 42.7 average, 1 blocked New Orleans Saints / 9th / 237th pick / 1984
PR Eric Martin 25 1 11 24 punt returns for a 9.5 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 7th / 179th pick / 1985
KR Mel Gray 25 Rook 0 31 kick returns for a 27.9 average and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp

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*+ 26 K 16 0 217 6-2 Michigan St. 8/19/1960 4 6 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
96 Sheldon Andrus 24 1 0 271 6-2 Nicholls St. 10/5/1962 Rook 0
85 Hoby Brenner 27 TE 15 12 240 6-4 USC 6/2/1959 5 3 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 71st pick / 1981
67 Stan Brock 28 RT 16 16 295 6-6 Colorado 6/8/1958 6 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 12th pick / 1980
75 Bruce Clark 28 LDE 16 16 273 6-3 Penn St. 3/31/1958 4 9 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1980
66 Chuck Commiskey 28 RG 16 10 290 6-4 Mississippi 3/28/1958 Rook 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 247th pick / 1981
70 Bill Contz 25 LT 13 13 268 6-5 Penn St. 12/5/1961 3 6 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 122nd pick / 1983
50 Jack Del Rio 23 lb 16 1 246 6-4 USC 4/4/1963 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 68th pick / 1985
72 Jim Dombrowski 23 g 3 3 300 6-5 Virginia 10/19/1963 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 6th pick / 1986
95 Jon Dumbauld 23 9 0 259 6-4 Kentucky 2/14/1963 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 253rd pick / 1986
63 Brad Edelman 26 LG 13 13 265 6-6 Missouri 9/3/1960 4 6 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 30th pick / 1982
83 Kelvin Edwards 22 wr 14 3 202 6-2 Liberty 7/19/1964 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 88th pick / 1986
99 Tony Elliott 27 NT 15 15 282 6-2 Wisconsin,North Texas 4/23/1959 4 7 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 114th pick / 1982
20 Russell Gary 27 db 7 3 195 5-11 Nebraska 7/31/1959 5 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 29th pick / 1981
97 Jumpy Geathers 26 de 16 2 290 6-7 Wichita St. 6/26/1960 2 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984
27 Antonio Gibson 24 SS 16 13 206 6-3 Cincinnati 7/5/1962 Rook 7
77 Daren Gilbert 23 9 0 285 6-6 Cal State-Fullerton 10/3/1963 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 38th pick / 1985
88 Eugene Goodlow 28 wr 16 6 185 6-2 Kansas St. 12/19/1958 3 3 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 66th pick / 1982
37 Mel Gray 25 KR 16 0 167 5-9 Purdue 3/16/1961 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp
10 Brian Hansen 26 P 16 0 215 6-4 Sioux Falls 10/26/1960 2 3 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 237th pick / 1984
80 Herbert Harris 25 wr 7 1 206 6-1 Lamar 5/4/1961 Rook 1
92 James Haynes 26 ROLB 16 16 230 6-2 Miss. Valley St. 8/9/1960 2 9
3 Bobby Hebert 26 qb 5 3 215 6-4 NW State (LA) 8/19/1960 1 2
61 Joel Hilgenberg 24 c 16 2 250 6-3 Iowa 7/10/1962 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 97th pick / 1984
40 Dalton Hilliard 22 rb 16 5 204 5-8 LSU 1/21/1964 Rook 4 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 31st pick / 1986
98 Milford Hodge 25 1 0 278 6-3 Washington St. 3/11/1961 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 8th / 224th pick / 1985
57 Rickey Jackson* 28 LOLB 16 16 243 6-2 Pittsburgh 3/20/1958 5 14 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1981
22 Van Jakes 25 12 0 188 6-0 Kent St. 5/10/1961 3 1
24 Bobby Johnson 26 8 0 191 6-0 Texas 9/1/1960 3 1
53 Vaughan Johnson 24 16 0 235 6-3 North Carolina St. 3/24/1962 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 15th pick / 1984 Supp
86 Mike Jones 26 WR 16 8 181 5-11 Tennessee St. 4/14/1960 3 6 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 159th pick / 1983
23 Buford Jordan 24 FB 16 9 223 6-0 McNeese St. 6/26/1962 Rook 3 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 12th pick / 1984 Supp
55 Joe Kohlbrand 23 16 0 242 6-4 Miami (FL) 3/18/1963 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 206th pick / 1985
60 Steve Korte 26 C 16 16 265 6-3 Arkansas 1/15/1960 3 7 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 38th pick / 1983
12 Babe Laufenberg 27 1 0 198 6-2 Stanford,Missouri,Indiana 12/5/1959 Rook 0 Washington Redskins / 6th / 168th pick / 1983
84 Eric Martin 25 PR 16 11 207 6-1 LSU 11/8/1961 1 6 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 179th pick / 1985
39 Brett Maxie 24 15 0 194 6-2 Texas Southern 1/13/1962 1 2
36 Rueben Mayes* 23 RB 16 12 201 5-11 Washington St. 6/6/1963 Rook 11 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 57th pick / 1986
42 Dana McLemore 26 3 0 183 5-10 Hawaii 7/1/1960 4 0 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 269th pick / 1982
71 Casey Merrill 29 1 0 254 6-4 California-Davis 7/16/1957 7 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 113th pick / 1979
51 Sam Mills 27 LILB 16 13 229 5-9 Montclair St. 6/3/1959 Rook 6
25 Johnnie Poe 27 RCB 16 16 190 6-1 Missouri 8/29/1959 5 8 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 144th pick / 1981
58 Glen Redd 28 lb 4 3 229 6-1 BYU 6/17/1958 5 1 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 166th pick / 1981
68 Pat Saindon 25 g 8 1 273 6-3 Vanderbilt 3/3/1961 Rook 1
56 Pat Swilling 22 16 0 245 6-3 Georgia Tech 10/25/1964 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1986
82 John Tice 26 TE 16 13 242 6-5 Maryland 6/22/1960 3 3 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 65th pick / 1983
54 Alvin Toles 23 RILB 16 15 211 6-1 Tennessee 3/23/1963 1 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 24th pick / 1985
26 Willie Tullis 28 db 7 1 193 6-0 Southern Miss,Troy 4/5/1958 5 1 Houston Oilers / 8th / 217th pick / 1981
73 Frank Warren 27 16 0 285 6-4 Auburn 9/14/1959 5 3 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 57th pick / 1981
49 Frank Wattelet 28 FS 16 16 185 6-0 Kansas 10/25/1958 5 8
44 Dave Waymer 28 LCB 16 15 195 6-1 Notre Dame 7/1/1958 6 9 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 41st pick / 1980
94 Jim Wilks 28 RDE 16 15 266 6-5 California,San Diego St. 3/12/1958 5 7 New Orleans Saints / 12th / 305th pick / 1981
45 John Williams 26 7 0 213 5-11 Wisconsin 10/26/1960 1 0
69 Ralph Williams 28 rg 6 6 280 6-3 Southern 3/27/1958 4 3
18 Dave Wilson 27 QB 14 13 206 6-3 Illinois 4/27/1959 5 8 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 1st pick / 1981 Supp
30 Wayne Wilson 29 5 0 215 6-3 Shepherd 9/4/1957 7 0 Houston Oilers / 12th / 324th pick / 1979
Team Total 25.7 16 232.1 6-2.2 2.4