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1998 New Orleans Saints

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6-10-0, NFC West Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 0.1, Offense: -1.5, Defense: 1.6, SoS: 3.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 305 points (19.1/g), 21st of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 359 points (22.4/g), 21st.
 Differential of -54 points (-3.4/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 6.5-9.5.

Coach: Mike Ditka (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Danny Abramowicz
 Defensive Coordinator: Zaven Yaralian
 Other Notable Asst.: Tom Clements (Quarterbacks) and Jack Del Rio (Strength and Conditioning)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Kerry Collins 26 3 7 94 for 191, 1,202 yards, 4 td, 10 int, & 23 rushes for 113 yards and 1 td Carolina Panthers / 1st / 5th pick / 1995
RB Lamar Smith 28 4 9 138 rushes for 457 yards, 1 td, & 24 catches for 249 yards and 2 td Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1994
FB Aaron Craver 30 7 10 45 rushes for 180 yards, 2 td, & 33 catches for 214 yards and 2 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 60th pick / 1991
WR Sean Dawkins 27 5 15 53 catches for 823 yards, 1 td Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 16th pick / 1993
WR Andre Hastings 28 5 12 35 catches for 455 yards, 3 td, & 3 rushes for 32 yards and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 76th pick / 1993
TE Cam Cleeland 23 Rook 16 54 catches for 684 yards, 6 td New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 1998
LT Willie Roaf* 28 5 15 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 8th pick / 1993
LG Kyle Turley 23 Rook 15 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1998
C Tom Ackerman 26 2 10 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 145th pick / 1996
RG Chris Naeole 24 1 16 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 10th pick / 1997
RT Clarence Jones 30 7 14 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 4th / 111th pick / 1991
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jared Tomich 24 1 11 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 39th pick / 1997
LDT Wayne Martin 33 9 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 19th pick / 1989
RDT La'Roi Glover 24 2 15 10.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Oakland Raiders / 5th / 166th pick / 1996
RDE Joe Johnson* 26 4 16 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1994
LLB Keith Mitchell 24 1 15 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered
MLB Kevin Mitchell 27 4 8 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1994
RLB Mark Fields 26 3 15 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1995
LCB Alex Molden 25 2 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 11th pick / 1996
RCB Tyronne Drakeford 27 4 15 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 1994
SS Chad Cota 27 3 16 2.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Carolina Panthers / 7th / 209th pick / 1995
FS Sammy Knight 23 1 13 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Doug Brien 28 4 0 20 of 22 field goals & 31 of 31 extra points San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 85th pick / 1994
P Mark Royals 33 11 0 88 punts for a 45.6 average, 0 blocked
PR Andre Hastings 28 5 12 22 punt returns for a 14.0 average and 0 td Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 76th pick / 1993
KR Qadry Ismail 28 5 1 28 kick returns for a 21.1 average and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1993

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
69 Tom Ackerman 26 C 15 10 290 6-3 East. Washington 9/6/1972 2 4 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 145th pick / 1996
54 Ink Aleaga 25 lb 15 3 251 6-1 Washington 4/27/1973 1 2
89 Brett Bech 27 16 0 184 6-1 LSU 8/20/1971 1 2
56 Chris Bordano 24 mlb 16 6 241 6-1 SMU 12/30/1974 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 161st pick / 1998
10 Doug Brien 28 K 16 0 180 6-0 California 11/24/1970 4 5 San Francisco 49ers / 3rd / 85th pick / 1994
30 Je'Rod Cherry 25 14 0 210 6-1 California 5/30/1973 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 1996
85 Cam Cleeland 23 TE 16 16 272 6-5 Washington 8/15/1975 Rook 5 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 1998
13 Kerry Collins 26 QB 7 7 248 6-5 Penn St. 12/30/1972 3 1 Carolina Panthers / 1st / 5th pick / 1995
37 Chad Cota 27 SS 16 16 198 6-1 Oregon 8/8/1971 3 6 Carolina Panthers / 7th / 209th pick / 1995
32 Aaron Craver 30 FB 16 10 218 6-0 Fresno St. 12/18/1968 7 4 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 60th pick / 1991
53 Don Davis 26 4 0 235 6-1 Kansas 12/17/1972 2 0
28 Troy Davis 23 rb 14 2 191 5-7 Iowa St. 9/14/1975 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 62nd pick / 1997
86 Sean Dawkins 27 WR 15 15 215 6-4 California 2/3/1971 5 6 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 16th pick / 1993
22 Tyronne Drakeford 27 RCB 16 15 185 5-11 Virginia Tech 6/21/1971 4 6 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 62nd pick / 1994
87 John Farquhar 26 5 0 278 6-6 Duke 3/22/1972 2 0
55 Mark Fields 26 RLB 15 15 244 6-2 Washington St. 11/9/1972 3 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1995
62 Jerry Fontenot 32 c 4 4 300 6-3 Texas A&M 11/21/1966 9 2 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 65th pick / 1989
46 Kendall Gammon 30 16 0 255 6-4 Pittsburg St. 10/23/1968 6 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 291st pick / 1992
97 La'Roi Glover 24 RDT 16 15 285 6-2 San Diego St. 7/4/1974 2 12 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 166th pick / 1996
84 Eric Guliford 29 wr 5 1 170 5-8 Arizona St. 10/25/1969 5 1
88 Andre Hastings 28 PR 16 12 190 6-1 Georgia 11/7/1970 5 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 3rd / 76th pick / 1993
23 Chris Hewitt 24 db 16 2 210 6-0 Cincinnati 7/22/1974 1 1
76 Keno Hills 25 g 12 1 305 6-6 Kent St.,La-Lafayette 6/13/1973 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 179th pick / 1996
12 Billy Joe Hobert 27 qb 1 1 230 6-3 Washington 1/8/1971 3 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 3rd / 58th pick / 1993
82 Qadry Ismail 28 KR 10 1 196 6-0 Syracuse 11/8/1970 5 0 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1993
19 Alonzo Johnson 25 1 0 183 5-11 Central State (OH) 4/18/1973 Rook 0
94 Joe Johnson* 26 RDE 16 16 275 6-4 Louisville 7/11/1972 4 10 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 1994
80 Tony Johnson 26 11 0 255 6-5 Alabama 2/5/1972 2 0 Philadelphia Eagles / 6th / 197th pick / 1996
58 Brian Jones 30 1 0 250 6-1 UCLA,Texas 1/22/1968 7 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 8th / 213th pick / 1991
74 Clarence Jones 30 RT 14 14 300 6-6 Maryland 5/6/1968 7 5 New York Giants / 4th / 111th pick / 1991
24 Rob Kelly 24 db 16 3 199 6-0 Ohio St. 6/21/1974 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1997
29 Sammy Knight 23 FS 14 13 215 6-0 USC 9/10/1975 1 6
20 Earl Little 25 16 0 200 6-1 Michigan,Miami (FL) 3/10/1973 Rook 1
93 Wayne Martin 33 LDT 16 16 275 6-5 Arkansas 10/26/1965 9 7 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 19th pick / 1989
67 Andy McCollum 28 lg 16 5 300 6-4 Toledo 6/2/1970 3 3
59 Keith Mitchell 24 LLB 16 15 236 6-2 Texas A&M 7/24/1974 1 7
50 Kevin Mitchell 27 MLB 8 8 258 6-1 Syracuse 2/1/1971 4 3 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1994
25 Alex Molden 25 LCB 16 15 190 5-10 Oregon 8/4/1973 2 5 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 11th pick / 1996
65 Chris Naeole 24 RG 16 16 317 6-3 Colorado 12/25/1974 1 6 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 10th pick / 1997
33 Wilmont Perry 23 rb 6 2 230 6-1 Livingstone 2/24/1975 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 132nd pick / 1998
75 Julian Pittman 23 2 0 286 6-4 Florida St. 4/22/1975 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 99th pick / 1998
83 Keith Poole 24 wr 15 4 188 6-0 Arizona St. 6/18/1974 1 4 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 116th pick / 1997
77 Willie Roaf* 28 LT 15 15 320 6-5 Louisiana Tech 4/18/1970 5 8 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 8th pick / 1993
95 Austin Robbins 27 dt 16 1 290 6-6 North Carolina 3/1/1971 4 2 Los Angeles Raiders / 4th / 120th pick / 1994
3 Mark Royals 33 P 16 0 225 6-5 Chowan,Appalachian St. 6/22/1965 11 3
71 Ricky Siglar 32 1 0 308 6-7 San Jose St. 6/14/1966 8 0
81 Scott Slutzker 26 3 0 250 6-4 Iowa 12/20/1972 2 0 Indianapolis Colts / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1996
91 Brady Smith 25 lde 14 5 274 6-5 Colorado St. 6/5/1973 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 70th pick / 1996
36 Lamar Smith 28 RB 14 9 230 5-11 Houston 11/29/1970 4 4 Seattle Seahawks / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1994
52 Vinson Smith 33 15 0 243 6-2 East Carolina 7/3/1965 10 1
11 Billy Joe Tolliver 32 qb 7 4 217 6-1 Texas Tech 2/7/1966 9 4 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 51st pick / 1989
90 Jared Tomich 24 LDE 16 11 281 6-3 Nebraska 4/24/1974 1 5 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 39th pick / 1997
68 Kyle Turley 23 LG 15 15 309 6-5 San Diego St. 9/24/1975 Rook 6 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 7th pick / 1998
98 Ron Warner 23 1 0 270 6-3 Kansas 9/26/1975 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 239th pick / 1998
42 Fred Weary 24 db 14 1 181 5-10 Florida 4/12/1974 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 97th pick / 1998
47 Josh Wilcox 24 te 3 1 253 6-2 Oregon 6/5/1974 Rook 0
79 Troy Wilson 28 15 0 257 6-4 Pittsburg St. 11/22/1970 5 1 San Francisco 49ers / 7th / 194th pick / 1993
7 Danny Wuerffel 24 qb 5 4 212 6-1 Florida 5/27/1974 1 2 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 99th pick / 1997
34 Ray Zellars 25 fb 11 7 233 5-11 Notre Dame 3/25/1973 3 1 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 44th pick / 1995
Team Total 26.5 16 242.2 6-2.1 3.2