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1987 New Orleans Saints

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12-3-0, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.1, Offense: 6.8, Defense: 3.3, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 422 points (28.1/g), 2nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 283 points (18.9/g), 5th.
 Differential of 139 points (9.3/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 10.8-4.2.

Coach: Jim Mora (12-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Carl Smith
 Defensive Coordinator: Steve Sidwell

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bobby Hebert 27 2 12 164 for 294, 2,119 yards, 15 td, 9 int, & 13 rushes for 95 yards and 0 td
RB Rueben Mayes* 24 1 12 243 rushes for 917 yards, 5 td, & 15 catches for 68 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 57th pick / 1986
WR Mike Jones 27 4 7 27 catches for 420 yards, 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 159th pick / 1983
WR Eric Martin 26 2 11 44 catches for 778 yards, 7 td New Orleans Saints / 7th / 179th pick / 1985
TE Hoby Brenner* 28 6 10 20 catches for 280 yards, 2 td New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 71st pick / 1981
TE John Tice 27 4 8 16 catches for 181 yards, 6 td New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 65th pick / 1983
LT Jim Dombrowski 24 1 10 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 6th pick / 1986
LG Brad Edelman* 27 5 9 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 30th pick / 1982
C Joel Hilgenberg 25 3 12 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 4th / 97th pick / 1984
RG Steve Trapilo 23 Rook 11 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 96th pick / 1987
RT Stan Brock 29 7 12 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 12th pick / 1980
 Defensive Starters
LDE Bruce Clark 29 5 15 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1980
NT Tony Elliott 28 5 14 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 5th / 114th pick / 1982
RDE Jim Wilks 29 6 12 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 12th / 305th pick / 1981
LOLB Rickey Jackson 29 6 12 9.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1981
LILB Sam Mills* 28 1 12 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
RILB Vaughan Johnson 25 1 12 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 15th pick / 1984 Supp
ROLB Pat Swilling 23 1 12 10.5 sacks, 1 interception, 3 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1986
LCB Dave Waymer* 29 7 12 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 41st pick / 1980
RCB Van Jakes 26 4 10 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS Antonio Gibson 25 1 10 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
FS Brett Maxie 25 2 10 2.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Morten Andersen*+ 27 5 0 28 of 36 field goals & 37 of 37 extra points New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
P Brian Hansen 27 3 0 52 punts for a 40.5 average, 0 blocked New Orleans Saints / 9th / 237th pick / 1984
PR Mel Gray 26 1 1 24 punt returns for a 14.7 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp
KR Mel Gray 26 1 1 30 kick returns for a 21.2 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
40 Michael Adams 23 db 7 3 195 5-9 Arkansas St. 4/5/1964 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 67th pick / 1987
30 Vincent Alexander 23 1 0 205 5-10 Southern Miss 3/11/1964 Rook 1
7 Morten Andersen*+ 27 K 12 0 217 6-2 Michigan St. 8/19/1960 5 5 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
96 Sheldon Andrus 25 dt 3 1 271 6-2 Nicholls St. 10/5/1962 1 1
28 Gene Atkins 23 ss 13 5 201 5-11 Florida A&M 11/22/1964 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 179th pick / 1987
10 Tommy Barnhardt 24 3 0 228 6-2 East Carolina,North Carolina 6/11/1963 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 9th / 223rd pick / 1986
83 Cliff Benson 26 te 8 3 238 6-4 Purdue 8/28/1961 3 0 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 132nd pick / 1984
47 Dwight Beverly 26 rb 3 3 205 5-11 Illinois 12/5/1961 Rook 2 Indianapolis Colts / 6th / 147th pick / 1984
95 Robert Brannon 26 1 0 245 6-7 Kent St.,Arkansas 3/26/1961 Rook 0
85 Hoby Brenner* 28 TE 12 10 240 6-4 USC 6/2/1959 6 4 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 71st pick / 1981
67 Stan Brock 29 RT 12 12 295 6-6 Colorado 6/8/1958 7 8 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 12th pick / 1980
59 James Campen 23 c 3 3 269 6-3 Tulane 6/11/1964 Rook 2
75 Bruce Clark 29 LDE 15 15 273 6-3 Penn St. 3/31/1958 5 9 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1980
89 Robert Clark 22 2 0 175 5-11 North Carolina Central 8/6/1965 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 263rd pick / 1987
4 Mike Cofer 23 2 0 195 6-1 North Carolina St. 2/19/1964 Rook 0
66 Chuck Commiskey 29 g 12 4 290 6-4 Mississippi 3/28/1958 1 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 247th pick / 1981
70 Bill Contz 26 3 0 268 6-5 Penn St. 12/5/1961 4 0 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 122nd pick / 1983
41 Toi Cook 23 7 0 188 5-11 Stanford 12/3/1964 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 207th pick / 1987
26 Stacey Dawsey 22 wr 3 3 154 5-9 Indiana 10/24/1965 Rook 2
55 Joe DeForest 22 lb 3 3 240 6-1 La-Lafayette 4/17/1965 Rook 2
72 Jim Dombrowski 24 LT 10 10 300 6-5 Virginia 10/19/1963 1 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 6th pick / 1986
63 Brad Edelman* 27 LG 11 9 265 6-6 Missouri 9/3/1960 5 8 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 30th pick / 1982
64 Ted Elliott 23 3 0 275 6-6 Mankato St. 11/16/1964 Rook 0
99 Tony Elliott 28 NT 14 14 282 6-2 Wisconsin,North Texas 4/23/1959 5 7 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 114th pick / 1982
11 John Fourcade 27 qb 3 3 208 6-1 Mississippi 10/11/1960 Rook 4
53 Keith Fourcade 26 3 0 225 5-11 Mississippi 10/20/1961 Rook 0
97 Jumpy Geathers 27 1 0 290 6-7 Wichita St. 6/26/1960 3 0 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984
27 Antonio Gibson 25 SS 10 10 206 6-3 Cincinnati 7/5/1962 1 4
77 Daren Gilbert 24 lt 6 5 285 6-6 Cal State-Fullerton 10/3/1963 2 4 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 38th pick / 1985
82 Darren Gottschalk 23 1 0 225 6-4 California Lutheran 12/1/1964 Rook 0
37 Mel Gray 26 KR 12 1 167 5-9 Purdue 3/16/1961 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp
10 Brian Hansen 27 P 12 0 215 6-4 Sioux Falls 10/26/1960 3 2 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 237th pick / 1984
80 Herbert Harris 26 2 0 206 6-1 Lamar 5/4/1961 1 0
86 Vic Harrison 26 3 0 184 5-9 North Carolina 2/9/1961 Rook 0
92 James Haynes 27 12 0 230 6-2 Miss. Valley St. 8/9/1960 3 1
3 Bobby Hebert 27 QB 12 12 215 6-4 NW State (LA) 8/19/1960 2 11
61 Joel Hilgenberg 25 C 12 12 250 6-3 Iowa 7/10/1962 3 8 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 97th pick / 1984
87 Lonzell Hill 22 wr 10 1 189 5-11 Washington 9/25/1965 Rook 4 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 1987
21 Dalton Hilliard 23 rb 12 1 204 5-8 LSU 1/21/1964 1 8 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 31st pick / 1986
68 Walt Housman 25 3 0 285 6-5 Iowa,Upsala 10/13/1962 Rook 0
12 Kevin Ingram 25 2 0 178 6-0 East Carolina 4/26/1962 Rook 0
57 Rickey Jackson 29 LOLB 12 12 243 6-2 Pittsburgh 3/20/1958 6 8 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1981
22 Van Jakes 26 RCB 12 10 188 6-0 Kent St. 5/10/1961 4 5
50 Phillip James 23 g 3 3 265 6-2 Southern 12/3/1964 Rook 2
43 Garland Jean-Batiste 22 3 0 208 6-0 LSU 4/2/1965 Rook 0
45 Nate Johnson 24 1 0 224 6-2 Texas Southern 10/25/1963 Rook 0
53 Vaughan Johnson 25 RILB 12 12 235 6-3 North Carolina St. 3/24/1962 1 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 15th pick / 1984 Supp
86 Mike Jones 27 WR 12 7 181 5-11 Tennessee St. 4/14/1960 4 6 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 159th pick / 1983
23 Buford Jordan 25 rb 12 4 223 6-0 McNeese St. 6/26/1962 1 1 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 12th pick / 1984 Supp
71 Ken Kaplan 27 t 3 3 270 6-4 New Hampshire 1/12/1960 3 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 158th pick / 1983
5 Florian Kempf 31 1 0 170 5-9 Pennsylvania 5/25/1956 5 1
78 Shawn Knight 23 10 0 290 6-6 BYU 6/4/1964 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 11th pick / 1987
55 Joe Kohlbrand 24 12 0 242 6-4 Miami (FL) 3/18/1963 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 206th pick / 1985
60 Steve Korte 27 3 0 265 6-3 Arkansas 1/15/1960 4 0 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 38th pick / 1983
74 Bill Leach 23 1 0 280 6-5 Kentucky,North Carolina St. 7/2/1964 Rook 0
58 Scott Leach 24 lb 3 2 221 6-2 Ohio St. 9/18/1963 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 234th pick / 1987
61 Greg Loberg 26 g 3 1 264 6-4 California 12/7/1961 Rook 1
24 Milton Mack 24 13 0 188 5-11 Alcorn St. 9/20/1963 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 123rd pick / 1987
91 Ken Marchiol 22 lb 3 1 248 6-2 Adams St.,Mesa 8/27/1965 Rook 1
84 Eric Martin 26 WR 15 11 207 6-1 LSU 11/8/1961 2 11 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 179th pick / 1985
39 Brett Maxie 25 FS 12 10 194 6-2 Texas Southern 1/13/1962 2 5
36 Rueben Mayes* 24 RB 12 12 201 5-11 Washington St. 6/6/1963 1 9 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 57th pick / 1986
51 Larry McCoy 26 lb 3 3 240 6-2 Lamar 8/12/1961 3 2
51 Sam Mills* 28 LILB 12 12 229 5-9 Montclair St. 6/3/1959 1 10
82 Ken O'Neal 25 2 0 240 6-3 Idaho St. 6/21/1962 Rook 0
88 Mark Pattison 26 wr 9 4 190 6-2 Washington 12/13/1961 1 2 Los Angeles Raiders / 7th / 188th pick / 1985
25 Johnnie Poe 28 db 12 2 190 6-1 Missouri 8/29/1959 6 2 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 144th pick / 1981
14 Tim Riordan 27 1 0 185 6-1 Temple 7/15/1960 Rook 0 St. Louis Cardinals / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1984 Supp
34 Jeff Rodenberger 28 rb 3 3 235 6-3 Maryland 11/3/1959 Rook 1
54 Bill Roe 29 lb 3 3 233 6-3 Colorado 2/6/1958 7 2 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 78th pick / 1980
87 Malcolm Scott 26 te 3 3 243 6-4 LSU 7/10/1961 4 0 New York Giants / 5th / 124th pick / 1983
20 Jon Sutton 30 2 0 195 6-1 New Mexico 7/2/1957 Rook 0
29 Reggie Sutton 22 db 11 3 190 5-10 Miami (FL) 2/15/1965 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 115th pick / 1986
56 Pat Swilling 23 ROLB 12 12 245 6-3 Georgia Tech 10/25/1964 1 9 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1986
69 Pat Swoopes 23 nt 9 3 280 6-4 Mississippi St. 3/4/1964 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 11th / 284th pick / 1986
22 Derrick Taylor 23 db 3 3 186 5-11 Davidson,North Carolina St. 3/15/1964 Rook 1
85 Curtland Thomas 25 2 0 185 6-0 Missouri 2/19/1962 Rook 0 Washington Redskins / 12th / 335th pick / 1984
79 Henry Thomas 23 g 3 2 275 6-2 Texas St. 2/12/1964 Rook 1
89 Joe Thomas 24 1 0 175 5-11 Miss. Valley St. 3/25/1963 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 9th / 244th pick / 1986
33 Junior Thurman 23 3 0 180 6-0 USC 9/8/1964 Rook 0
82 John Tice 27 TE 12 8 242 6-5 Maryland 6/22/1960 4 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 65th pick / 1983
54 Alvin Toles 24 12 0 211 6-1 Tennessee 3/23/1963 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 24th pick / 1985
32 Darrel Toussaint 29 2 0 175 6-0 NW State (LA) 10/3/1958 Rook 0
65 Steve Trapilo 23 RG 11 11 290 6-5 Boston Col. 9/20/1964 Rook 8 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 96th pick / 1987
83 Dwight Walker 28 2 0 185 5-10 Nicholls St. 1/10/1959 5 0 Cleveland Browns / 4th / 87th pick / 1982
73 Frank Warren 28 12 0 285 6-4 Auburn 9/14/1959 6 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 57th pick / 1981
88 Mike Waters 25 5 0 228 6-2 San Diego St. 3/15/1962 1 2 New York Jets / 9th / 235th pick / 1985
49 Frank Wattelet 29 db 2 2 185 6-0 Kansas 10/25/1958 6 1
44 Dave Waymer* 29 LCB 12 12 195 6-1 Notre Dame 7/1/1958 7 13 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 41st pick / 1980
56 Ron Weissenhofer 23 1 0 235 6-3 Notre Dame 2/3/1964 Rook 0
94 Jim Wilks 29 RDE 12 12 266 6-5 California,San Diego St. 3/12/1958 6 7 New Orleans Saints / 12th / 305th pick / 1981
18 Dave Wilson 28 4 0 206 6-3 Illinois 4/27/1959 6 1 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 1st pick / 1981 Supp
24 Scott Woerner 29 1 0 190 6-0 Georgia 12/18/1958 6 0 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 80th pick / 1981
34 Barry Word 24 rb 12 1 242 6-2 Virginia 1/17/1963 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1986
93 Kevin Young 23 1 0 265 6-5 Tulane,Utah St. 11/8/1964 Rook 0
Team Total 25.4 15 227.1 6-1.8 1.8