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1988 New Orleans Saints

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10-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.5, Offense: -1.0, Defense: 2.6, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 312 points (19.5/g), 18th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 283 points (17.7/g), 4th.
 Differential of 29 points (1.8/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 8.9-7.1.

Coach: Jim Mora (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Carl Smith
 Defensive Coordinator: Steve Sidwell

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: UW La Crosse (La Crosse, Wisconsin)

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 Bobby Hebert 28 3 16 280 for 478, 3,156 yards, 20 td, 15 int, & 37 rushes for 79 yards and 0 td
RB Dalton Hilliard 24 2 8 204 rushes for 823 yards, 5 td, & 34 catches for 335 yards and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 31st pick / 1986
WR Lonzell Hill 23 1 15 66 catches for 703 yards, 7 td, & 2 rushes for 7 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 1987
WR Eric Martin* 27 3 16 85 catches for 1,083 yards, 7 td, & 2 rushes for 12 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 7th / 179th pick / 1985
TE Hoby Brenner 29 7 8 5 catches for 67 yards, 0 td New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 71st pick / 1981
TE John Tice 28 5 12 26 catches for 297 yards, 1 td New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 65th pick / 1983
LT Jim Dombrowski 25 2 16 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 6th pick / 1986
LG Brad Edelman 28 6 13 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 30th pick / 1982
C Steve Korte 28 5 16 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 38th pick / 1983
RG Joel Hilgenberg 26 4 10 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 97th pick / 1984
RT Stan Brock 30 8 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 12th pick / 1980
 Defensive Starters
LDE Frank Warren 29 7 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 57th pick / 1981
NT Tony Elliott 29 6 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 5th / 114th pick / 1982
RDE Jim Wilks 30 7 16 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 12th / 305th pick / 1981
LOLB Rickey Jackson 30 7 16 7.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1981
LILB Sam Mills* 29 2 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered
RILB Vaughan Johnson 26 2 16 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 15th pick / 1984 Supp
ROLB Pat Swilling 24 2 14 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1986
LCB Dave Waymer 30 8 9 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 41st pick / 1980
RCB Van Jakes 27 5 15 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
SS Antonio Gibson 26 2 10 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
FS Brett Maxie 26 3 16
 Special Teams Starters
K Morten Andersen* 28 6 0 26 of 36 field goals & 32 of 33 extra points New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
P Brian Hansen 28 4 0 72 punts for a 40.5 average, 1 blocked New Orleans Saints / 9th / 237th pick / 1984
PR Mel Gray 27 2 0 25 punt returns for a 12.2 average and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp
KR Mel Gray 27 2 0 32 kick returns for a 20.9 average and 0 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)
40 Michael Adams 24 5 0 195 5-9 Arkansas St. 4/5/1964 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 67th pick / 1987
7 Morten Andersen* 28 K 16 0 217 6-2 Michigan St. 8/19/1960 6 3 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 86th pick / 1982
28 Gene Atkins 24 ss 16 6 201 5-11 Florida A&M 11/22/1964 1 5 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 179th pick / 1987
86 Cliff Benson 27 7 0 238 6-4 Purdue 8/28/1961 4 0 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 132nd pick / 1984
76 Dwaine Board 32 4 0 248 6-5 North Carolina A&T 11/29/1956 9 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 5th / 137th pick / 1979
85 Hoby Brenner 29 TE 10 8 240 6-4 USC 6/2/1959 7 1 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 71st pick / 1981
67 Stan Brock 30 RT 7 7 295 6-6 Colorado 6/8/1958 8 3 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 12th pick / 1980
59 James Campen 24 3 0 269 6-3 Tulane 6/11/1964 1 0
75 Bruce Clark 30 de 16 2 273 6-3 Penn St. 3/31/1958 6 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 4th pick / 1980
89 Robert Clark 23 16 0 175 5-11 North Carolina Central 8/6/1965 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 263rd pick / 1987
66 Chuck Commiskey 30 6 0 290 6-4 Mississippi 3/28/1958 2 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 9th / 247th pick / 1981
70 Bill Contz 27 t 11 3 268 6-5 Penn St. 12/5/1961 5 2 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 122nd pick / 1983
41 Toi Cook 24 16 0 188 5-11 Stanford 12/3/1964 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 207th pick / 1987
72 Jim Dombrowski 25 LT 16 16 300 6-5 Virginia 10/19/1963 2 8 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 6th pick / 1986
95 Jon Dumbauld 25 1 0 259 6-4 Kentucky 2/14/1963 2 0 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 253rd pick / 1986
63 Brad Edelman 28 LG 14 13 265 6-6 Missouri 9/3/1960 6 6 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 30th pick / 1982
99 Tony Elliott 29 NT 14 12 282 6-2 Wisconsin,North Texas 4/23/1959 6 6 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 114th pick / 1982
52 Brian Forde 25 16 0 230 6-2 Washington St. 11/1/1963 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 190th pick / 1988
11 John Fourcade 28 1 0 208 6-1 Mississippi 10/11/1960 1 0
97 Jumpy Geathers 28 lde 16 6 290 6-7 Wichita St. 6/26/1960 4 5 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984
27 Antonio Gibson 26 SS 10 10 206 6-3 Cincinnati 7/5/1962 2 5
77 Daren Gilbert 25 rt 11 6 285 6-6 Cal State-Fullerton 10/3/1963 3 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 38th pick / 1985
37 Mel Gray 27 KR 14 0 167 5-9 Purdue 3/16/1961 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1984 Supp
74 Ted Gregory 23 3 0 260 6-1 Syracuse 2/11/1965 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 1st / 26th pick / 1988
10 Brian Hansen 28 P 16 0 215 6-4 Sioux Falls 10/26/1960 4 2 New Orleans Saints / 9th / 237th pick / 1984
92 James Haynes 28 4 0 230 6-2 Miss. Valley St. 8/9/1960 4 1
3 Bobby Hebert 28 QB 16 16 215 6-4 NW State (LA) 8/19/1960 3 11
34 Craig Heyward 22 FB 11 8 260 5-11 Pittsburgh 9/26/1966 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 24th pick / 1988
61 Joel Hilgenberg 26 RG 16 10 250 6-3 Iowa 7/10/1962 4 5 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 97th pick / 1984
87 Lonzell Hill 23 WR 16 15 189 5-11 Washington 9/25/1965 1 7 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 1987
21 Dalton Hilliard 24 RB 16 8 204 5-8 LSU 1/21/1964 2 9 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 31st pick / 1986
57 Rickey Jackson 30 LOLB 16 16 243 6-2 Pittsburgh 3/20/1958 7 9 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 51st pick / 1981
22 Van Jakes 27 RCB 16 15 188 6-0 Kent St. 5/10/1961 5 7
53 Vaughan Johnson 26 RILB 16 16 235 6-3 North Carolina St. 3/24/1962 2 8 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 15th pick / 1984 Supp
23 Buford Jordan 26 rb 14 4 223 6-0 McNeese St. 6/26/1962 2 1 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 12th pick / 1984 Supp
55 Joe Kohlbrand 25 lb 16 2 242 6-4 Miami (FL) 3/18/1963 3 2 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 206th pick / 1985
60 Steve Korte 28 C 16 16 265 6-3 Arkansas 1/15/1960 5 8 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 38th pick / 1983
24 Milton Mack 25 db 14 1 188 5-11 Alcorn St. 9/20/1963 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 123rd pick / 1987
84 Eric Martin* 27 WR 16 16 207 6-1 LSU 11/8/1961 3 10 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 179th pick / 1985
39 Brett Maxie 26 FS 16 16 194 6-2 Texas Southern 1/13/1962 3 7
36 Rueben Mayes 25 RB 16 9 201 5-11 Washington St. 6/6/1963 2 5 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 57th pick / 1986
51 Sam Mills* 29 LILB 16 16 229 5-9 Montclair St. 6/3/1959 2 12
88 Mark Pattison 27 6 0 190 6-2 Washington 12/13/1961 2 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 7th / 188th pick / 1985
80 Brett Perriman 23 16 0 180 5-9 Miami (FL) 10/10/1965 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1988
83 Greg Scales 22 12 0 253 6-4 Wake Forest 5/9/1966 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 112th pick / 1988
29 Reggie Sutton 23 lcb 15 7 190 5-10 Miami (FL) 2/15/1965 1 5 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 115th pick / 1986
56 Pat Swilling 24 ROLB 15 14 245 6-3 Georgia Tech 10/25/1964 2 8 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 60th pick / 1986
82 John Tice 28 TE 15 12 242 6-5 Maryland 6/22/1960 5 3 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 65th pick / 1983
54 Alvin Toles 25 11 0 211 6-1 Tennessee 3/23/1963 3 1 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 24th pick / 1985
65 Steve Trapilo 24 RG 9 9 290 6-5 Boston Col. 9/20/1964 1 4 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 96th pick / 1987
78 Jeff Walker 25 1 0 295 6-4 Memphis 1/22/1963 2 0 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 70th pick / 1986
73 Frank Warren 29 LDE 16 12 285 6-4 Auburn 9/14/1959 7 7 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 57th pick / 1981
44 Dave Waymer 30 LCB 16 9 195 6-1 Notre Dame 7/1/1958 8 5 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 41st pick / 1980
94 Jim Wilks 30 RDE 16 16 266 6-5 California,San Diego St. 3/12/1958 7 8 New Orleans Saints / 12th / 305th pick / 1981
18 Dave Wilson 29 1 0 206 6-3 Illinois 4/27/1959 7 0 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 1st pick / 1981 Supp
34 Barry Word 25 2 0 242 6-2 Virginia 1/17/1963 1 0 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1986
Team Total 26.4 16 234.2 6-2.1 3.2