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1996 New Orleans Saints

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3-13-0, Finished 5th in NFC West Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -8.1, Offense: -7.1, Defense: -1.0, SoS: -1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 229 points (14.3/g), 29th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 339 points (21.2/g), 20th.
 Differential of -110 points (-6.9/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 4.5-11.5.

Coach: Rick Venturi (1-7-0) and Jim Mora (2-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Carl Smith
 Defensive Coordinator: Jim Haslett
 Other Notable Asst.: Jeff Davidson (Offensive Assistant) and Jim Mora (Secondary)

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 Jim Everett 33 10 15 267 for 464, 2,797 yards, 12 td, 16 int, & 22 rushes for 3 yards and 0 td Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1986
RB Mario Bates 23 2 10 164 rushes for 584 yards, 4 td, & 13 catches for 44 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 44th pick / 1994
FB Lorenzo Neal 26 3 11 21 rushes for 58 yards, 1 td, & 31 catches for 194 yards and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 4th / 89th pick / 1993
WR Michael Haynes 31 8 10 44 catches for 786 yards, 4 td Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 166th pick / 1988
WR Torrance Small 26 4 13 50 catches for 558 yards, 2 td, & 4 rushes for 51 yards and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 5th / 138th pick / 1992
TE Irv Smith 25 3 7 15 catches for 144 yards, 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 20th pick / 1993
LT Willie Roaf* 26 3 13 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 8th pick / 1993
LG Jim Dombrowski 33 10 10 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 6th pick / 1986
C Andy McCollum 26 1 16 1 fumble recovered
RG Ed King 27 5 16 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 29th pick / 1991
RT Clarence Jones 28 5 16 New York Giants / 4th / 111th pick / 1991
 Defensive Starters
LDE Darren Mickell 26 4 12 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 2nd pick / 1992 Supp
LDT Wayne Martin 31 7 16 11.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 19th pick / 1989
RDT Austin Robbins 25 2 7 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Raiders / 4th / 120th pick / 1994
RDE Joe Johnson 24 2 13 7.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1994
LLB Rufus Porter 31 8 9
MLB Winfred Tubbs 26 2 13 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 79th pick / 1994
RLB Mark Fields 24 1 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1995
LCB Mark McMillian 26 4 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 272nd pick / 1992
RCB Eric Allen 31 8 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 30th pick / 1988
SS Anthony Newman 31 8 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 35th pick / 1988
FS Greg Jackson 30 7 15 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 78th pick / 1989
 Special Teams Starters
K Doug Brien 26 2 0 21 of 25 field goals & 18 of 18 extra points San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 85th pick / 1994
P Klaus Wilmsmeyer 29 4 0 87 punts for a 40.8 average, 0 blocked Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 311th pick / 1992
PR Tyrone Hughes 26 3 1 30 punt returns for a 5.1 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 5th / 137th pick / 1993
KR Tyrone Hughes 26 3 1 70 kick returns for a 25.6 average and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 5th / 137th pick / 1993

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
69 Tom Ackerman 24 2 0 290 6-3 East. Washington 9/6/1972 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 145th pick / 1996
21 Eric Allen 31 RCB 16 16 184 5-10 Arizona St. 11/22/1965 8 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 30th pick / 1988
24 Mario Bates 23 RB 14 10 217 6-1 Arizona St. 1/16/1973 2 4 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 44th pick / 1994
10 Doug Brien 26 K 16 0 180 6-0 California 11/24/1970 2 4 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 85th pick / 1994
99 Willie Broughton 32 rdt 14 5 285 6-5 Miami (FL) 9/9/1964 11 3 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 88th pick / 1985
20 Derek Brown 25 11 0 201 5-9 Nebraska 4/15/1971 3 1 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 109th pick / 1993
37 Je'Rod Cherry 23 13 0 210 6-1 California 5/30/1973 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 1996
53 Don Davis 24 11 0 235 6-1 Kansas 12/17/1972 Rook 1
87 Lee DeRamus 24 wr 15 4 205 6-0 Wisconsin 8/24/1972 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 184th pick / 1995
56 Ernest Dixon 25 16 0 243 6-1 South Carolina 10/17/1971 2 1
72 Jim Dombrowski 33 LG 10 10 300 6-5 Virginia 10/19/1963 10 4 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 6th pick / 1986
17 Jim Everett 33 QB 15 15 212 6-5 Purdue 1/3/1963 10 6 Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1986
55 Mark Fields 24 RLB 16 15 244 6-2 Washington St. 11/9/1972 1 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1995
62 Kendall Gammon 28 16 0 255 6-4 Pittsburg St. 10/23/1968 4 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 291st pick / 1992
85 Paul Green 30 te 14 5 236 6-3 USC 10/8/1966 7 1 Denver Broncos / 8th / 208th pick / 1989
18 Terry Guess 22 wr 3 2 200 6-0 Gardner-Webb 9/22/1974 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 165th pick / 1996
52 Richard Harvey 30 llb 14 7 235 6-1 Tulane 9/11/1966 6 4 Buffalo Bills / 11th / 305th pick / 1989
89 Mercury Hayes 23 7 0 195 5-11 Michigan 1/1/1973 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 136th pick / 1996
81 Michael Haynes 31 WR 16 10 184 6-0 Northern Arizona 12/24/1965 8 6 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 166th pick / 1988
76 Keno Hills 23 1 0 305 6-6 Kent St.,La-Lafayette 6/13/1973 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 179th pick / 1996
28 Derrick Hoskins 26 1 0 210 6-2 Southern Miss 11/14/1970 4 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 5th / 128th pick / 1992
33 Tyrone Hughes 26 KR 16 1 175 5-9 Nebraska 1/14/1970 3 0 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 137th pick / 1993
32 Earnest Hunter 26 6 0 201 5-8 SE Oklahoma St. 12/21/1970 1 1
47 Greg Jackson 30 FS 16 15 217 6-1 LSU 8/20/1966 7 7 New York Giants / 3rd / 78th pick / 1989
80 Haywood Jeffires 32 wr 9 1 201 6-2 North Carolina St. 12/12/1964 9 2 Houston Oilers / 1st / 20th pick / 1987
94 Joe Johnson 24 RDE 13 13 275 6-4 Louisville 7/11/1972 2 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1994
86 Tony Johnson 24 te 9 7 255 6-5 Alabama 2/5/1972 Rook 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 197th pick / 1996
58 Brian Jones 28 lb 16 1 250 6-1 UCLA,Texas 1/22/1968 5 2 Los Angeles Raiders / 8th / 213th pick / 1991
74 Clarence Jones 28 RT 16 16 300 6-6 Maryland 5/6/1968 5 6 New York Giants / 4th / 111th pick / 1991
61 Ed King 27 RG 16 16 300 6-4 Auburn 12/3/1969 5 6 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 29th pick / 1991
46 Sean Lumpkin 26 db 7 1 206 6-0 Minnesota 1/4/1970 4 1 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 106th pick / 1992
88 Henry Lusk 24 te 16 3 245 6-2 Utah 5/8/1972 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 246th pick / 1996
93 Wayne Martin 31 LDT 16 16 275 6-5 Arkansas 10/26/1965 7 9 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 19th pick / 1989
44 J.J. McCleskey 26 5 0 180 5-8 Tennessee 4/10/1970 2 0
67 Andy McCollum 26 C 16 16 300 6-4 Toledo 6/2/1970 1 6
29 Mark McMillian 26 LCB 16 16 154 5-7 Alabama 4/29/1970 4 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 10th / 272nd pick / 1992
92 Darren Mickell 26 LDE 12 12 285 6-4 Florida 8/3/1970 4 5 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 2nd pick / 1992 Supp
25 Alex Molden 23 db 14 2 190 5-10 Oregon 8/4/1973 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 11th pick / 1996
22 Lorenzo Neal 26 FB 16 11 255 5-11 Fresno St. 12/27/1970 3 2 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 89th pick / 1993
30 Anthony Newman 31 SS 16 16 203 6-0 Oregon 11/25/1965 8 8 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 35th pick / 1988
60 Craig Novitsky 25 lg 16 6 295 6-5 UCLA 5/12/1971 2 3 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 143rd pick / 1994
13 Doug Nussmeier 26 qb 2 1 211 6-3 Idaho 12/11/1970 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 116th pick / 1994
75 Emile Palmer 23 1 0 320 6-3 Syracuse 4/5/1973 Rook 0
59 Rufus Porter 31 LLB 13 9 228 6-1 Southern 5/18/1965 8 4
77 Willie Roaf* 26 LT 13 13 320 6-5 Louisiana Tech 4/18/1970 3 8 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 8th pick / 1993
95 Austin Robbins 25 RDT 15 7 290 6-6 North Carolina 3/1/1971 2 4 Los Angeles Raiders / 4th / 120th pick / 1994
83 Torrance Small 26 WR 16 13 209 6-3 Alcorn St. 9/4/1970 4 5 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 138th pick / 1992
91 Brady Smith 23 de 16 4 274 6-5 Colorado St. 6/5/1973 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 70th pick / 1996
82 Irv Smith 25 TE 7 7 249 6-3 Notre Dame 10/13/1971 3 1 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 20th pick / 1993
71 Fred Stokes 32 9 0 274 6-3 Georgia Southern 3/14/1964 9 1 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 332nd pick / 1987
41 William Strong 25 9 0 191 5-10 North Carolina St. 11/3/1971 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 148th pick / 1995
54 Winfred Tubbs 26 MLB 16 13 250 6-4 Texas 9/24/1970 2 7 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 79th pick / 1994
97 Renaldo Turnbull 30 rde 12 7 250 6-4 West Virginia 1/5/1966 6 4 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 14th pick / 1990
66 Mike Verstegen 25 g 8 4 311 6-6 Wisconsin 10/24/1971 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 75th pick / 1995
23 Ricky Whittle 25 10 0 200 5-9 Oregon 12/21/1971 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 103rd pick / 1996
63 Donald Willis 23 4 0 325 6-3 Washington,North Carolina A&T 7/15/1973 Rook 0
4 Klaus Wilmsmeyer 29 P 16 0 210 6-2 Louisville 12/4/1967 4 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 12th / 311th pick / 1992
34 Ray Zellars 23 fb 9 6 233 5-11 Notre Dame 3/25/1973 1 3 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 44th pick / 1995
Team Total 26.5 16 240.2 6-1.8 3.3