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1971 New England Patriots

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6-8-0, Finished 3rd in AFC East Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -5.1, Offense: -2.1, Defense: -3.0, SoS: 1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 238 points (17.0/g), 19th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 325 points (23.2/g), 21st.
 Differential of -87 points (-6.2/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 4.5-9.5.

Coach: John Mazur (6-8-0)

Stadium: Schaefer Stadium
 Training Camp: University of Massachusetts (Amherst, Massachusetts)

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 Plunkett 24 Rook 14 158 for 328, 2,158 yards, 19 td, 16 int, & 45 rushes for 210 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1971
RB Carl Garrett 24 2 14 181 rushes for 784 yards, 1 td, & 22 catches for 265 yards and 1 td Boston Patriots / 3rd / 58th pick / 1969
FB Jim Nance 29 6 13 129 rushes for 463 yards, 5 td, & 18 catches for 95 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 4th / 45th pick / 1965
Boston Patriots / 19th / 151st pick / 1965
WR Ron Sellers 24 2 8 14 catches for 222 yards, 3 td Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1969
WR Randy Vataha 23 Rook 13 51 catches for 872 yards, 9 td Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 418th pick / 1971
TE Tom Beer 27 4 8 12 catches for 191 yards, 3 td Denver Broncos / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1967
LT Mike Montler 27 2 14 1 fumble recovered Boston Patriots / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1969
LG Halvor Hagen 24 2 14 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 74th pick / 1969
C Jon Morris 29 7 13 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 27th pick / 1964
Boston Patriots / 4th / 29th pick / 1964
RG Len St. Jean 30 7 13 Boston Patriots / 9th / 68th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 17th / 237th pick / 1964
RT Tom Neville 28 6 14 1 fumble recovered Boston Patriots / 7th / 55th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 115th pick / 1965
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ike Lassiter 31 9 12 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 115th pick / 1962
LDT Dave Rowe 26 4 9 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1967
RDT Julius Adams 23 Rook 11 New England Patriots / 2nd / 27th pick / 1971
RDE Dennis Wirgowski 24 1 9 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 9th / 212th pick / 1970
LLB Ed Weisacosky 27 4 10 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 42nd pick / 1966
MLB Jim Cheyunski 26 3 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Boston Patriots / 12th / 305th pick / 1968
RLB Steve Kiner 24 1 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1970
LCB Larry Carwell 27 4 12 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Houston Oilers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1967
RCB John Outlaw 26 2 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Boston Patriots / 10th / 249th pick / 1968
SS Rickie Harris 28 6 10 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
FS Don Webb 32 10 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Boston Patriots / 24th / 186th pick / 1961
 Special Teams Starters
K Charlie Gogolak 27 5 0 12 of 21 field goals & 28 of 28 extra points Washington Redskins / 1st / 6th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1966
P Tom Janik 31 8 2 87 punts for a 37.3 average, 0 blocked Denver Broncos / 3rd / 21st pick / 1963
Detroit Lions / 12th / 167th pick / 1963
PR Hubie Bryant 25 1 2 10 punt returns for a 2.4 average and 0 td
KR Carl Garrett 24 2 14 24 kick returns for a 22.4 average and 0 td Boston Patriots / 3rd / 58th pick / 1969

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
69 Julius Adams 23 RDT 14 11 270 6-3 Texas Southern 4/26/1948 Rook 5 New England Patriots / 2nd / 27th pick / 1971
65 Houston Antwine 32 dt 3 3 270 6-0 Southern Illinois 4/11/1939 10 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 38th pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 8th / 64th pick / 1961
73 Bill Atessis 22 5 0 240 6-3 Texas 7/16/1949 Rook 2 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1971
68 Tom Beer 27 TE 14 8 235 6-4 Detroit Mercy,Houston 12/21/1944 4 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1967
88 Ron Berger 28 ldt 14 7 290 6-8 Wayne State (NE) 9/30/1943 2 3
27 Randy Beverly 27 db 8 1 190 5-11 Colorado St. 4/3/1944 4 1
45 Hubie Bryant 25 PR 11 2 170 5-10 Minnesota 2/10/1946 1 2
41 Larry Carwell 27 LCB 14 12 188 6-1 Iowa St. 8/5/1944 4 5 Houston Oilers / 3rd / 56th pick / 1967
50 Jim Cheyunski 26 MLB 14 14 225 6-1 Syracuse 12/29/1945 3 6 Boston Patriots / 12th / 305th pick / 1968
22 Phil Clark 26 2 0 208 6-3 Northwestern 4/28/1945 4 2 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 76th pick / 1967
53 Dennis Coleman 23 9 0 225 6-4 Mississippi 12/19/1948 Rook 3 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 151st pick / 1971
10 Eric Crabtree 27 wr 6 4 185 6-0 Pittsburgh 11/3/1944 5 1 Denver Broncos / 13th / 112th pick / 1966
Baltimore Colts / 11th / 170th pick / 1966
51 Randy Edmunds 25 14 0 220 6-2 Georgia Tech 6/24/1946 3 3 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 217th pick / 1968
37 Ron Gardin 27 8 0 180 5-11 Cameron,Arizona 9/25/1944 1 2 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 148th pick / 1970
30 Carl Garrett 24 KR 14 14 210 5-11 New Mex. Highlands 8/31/1947 2 10 Boston Patriots / 3rd / 58th pick / 1969
24 Bob Gladieux 24 14 0 195 5-11 Notre Dame 1/2/1947 2 2 Boston Patriots / 8th / 188th pick / 1969
7 Charlie Gogolak 27 K 14 0 165 5-10 Princeton 12/29/1944 5 4 Washington Redskins / 1st / 6th pick / 1966
Kansas City Chiefs / 7th / 56th pick / 1966
62 Halvor Hagen 24 LG 14 14 245 6-5 Weber St. 2/4/1947 2 7 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 74th pick / 1969
75 Mike Haggerty 26 13 0 245 6-4 Miami (FL) 10/14/1945 4 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 6th / 140th pick / 1967
25 Rickie Harris 28 SS 14 10 182 5-11 Arizona 5/15/1943 6 4
21 Tom Janik 31 P 14 2 190 6-3 Texas A&M,Texas A&M-Kingsville 9/6/1940 8 1 Denver Broncos / 3rd / 21st pick / 1963
Detroit Lions / 12th / 167th pick / 1963
57 Steve Kiner 24 RLB 14 14 220 6-1 Tennessee 6/12/1947 1 7 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 73rd pick / 1970
87 Ike Lassiter 31 LDE 14 12 270 6-5 St. Augustine's 11/15/1940 9 5 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 115th pick / 1962
32 Odell Lawson 23 rb 2 1 218 6-2 Langston 12/20/1948 1 0 Boston Patriots / 7th / 160th pick / 1970
67 Bill Lenkaitis 25 c 14 2 255 6-4 Penn St. 6/30/1946 3 2 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1968
40 Jack Maitland 23 14 0 211 6-2 Williams 2/8/1948 1 0 Baltimore Colts / 16th / 408th pick / 1970
43 Irvin Mallory 22 2 0 196 6-1 Virginia Union 2/10/1949 Rook 2 Cincinnati Bengals / 14th / 353rd pick / 1971
71 Art May 23 rde 11 5 255 6-3 Tuskegee 11/16/1948 Rook 3 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 110th pick / 1971
64 Mike Montler 27 LT 14 14 254 6-5 Colorado 1/10/1944 2 7 Boston Patriots / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1969
56 Jon Morris 29 C 14 13 254 6-4 Holy Cross 4/5/1942 7 6 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 27th pick / 1964
Boston Patriots / 4th / 29th pick / 1964
86 Roland Moss 25 te 14 6 215 6-3 Toledo 9/20/1946 2 1 Baltimore Colts / 7th / 181st pick / 1969
35 Jim Nance 29 FB 13 13 235 6-1 Syracuse 12/30/1942 6 5 Chicago Bears / 4th / 45th pick / 1965
Boston Patriots / 19th / 151st pick / 1965
77 Tom Neville 28 RT 14 14 260 6-4 Mississippi St. 8/12/1943 6 7 Boston Patriots / 7th / 55th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 115th pick / 1965
44 John Outlaw 26 RCB 14 14 180 5-10 Jackson St. 1/8/1945 2 6 Boston Patriots / 10th / 249th pick / 1968
52 Ed Philpott 26 lb 13 4 240 6-3 Miami (OH) 9/14/1945 4 2 Boston Patriots / 4th / 101st pick / 1967
16 Jim Plunkett 24 QB 14 14 220 6-3 Stanford 12/5/1947 Rook 11 New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1971
54 Kenny Price 21 1 0 225 6-2 Iowa 4/7/1950 Rook 2
38 Perry Pruett 22 db 11 1 185 6-0 North Texas 3/7/1949 Rook 1
76 Dave Rowe 26 LDT 14 9 280 6-7 Penn St. 6/20/1945 4 4 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1967
33 Reggie Rucker 24 5 0 195 6-2 Boston Univ. 9/21/1947 1 0
26 Clarence Scott 27 db 5 4 186 6-1 Morgan St. 5/5/1944 2 1
34 Ron Sellers 24 WR 10 8 205 6-4 Florida St. 2/5/1947 2 3 Boston Patriots / 1st / 6th pick / 1969
60 Len St. Jean 30 RG 14 13 250 5-11 Northern Michigan 10/27/1941 7 6 Boston Patriots / 9th / 68th pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 17th / 237th pick / 1964
13 Alfred Sykes 24 wr 4 1 170 6-2 Florida A&M 12/20/1947 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 14th / 339th pick / 1971
18 Randy Vataha 23 WR 14 13 176 5-10 Stanford 12/4/1948 Rook 10 Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 418th pick / 1971
42 Don Webb 32 FS 12 12 182 5-10 Iowa St. 5/22/1939 10 4 Boston Patriots / 24th / 186th pick / 1961
66 Ed Weisacosky 27 LLB 14 10 230 6-1 Miami (FL) 5/4/1944 4 4 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 42nd pick / 1966
70 Dennis Wirgowski 24 RDE 9 9 257 6-5 Purdue 9/20/1947 1 4 Boston Patriots / 9th / 212th pick / 1970
Team Total 25.8 14 219.8 6-1.9 3.0