Starters

Starters Table
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
Offensive Starters
QB Jim Plunkett 27 3 14 173 for 352, 2,457 yards, 19 td, 22 int, & 30 rushes for 161 yards and 2 td New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1971
RB Mack Herron 26 1 14 231 rushes for 824 yards, 7 td, & 38 catches for 474 yards and 5 td Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 143rd pick / 1970
FB Sam Cunningham 24 1 10 166 rushes for 811 yards, 9 td, & 22 catches for 214 yards and 2 td New England Patriots / 1st / 11th pick / 1973
WR Reggie Rucker 27 4 10 27 catches for 436 yards, 4 td
WR Randy Vataha 26 3 9 25 catches for 561 yards, 3 td, & 3 rushes for 21 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 418th pick / 1971
TE Bob Windsor 32 7 7 12 catches for 127 yards, 1 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 26th pick / 1966
LT Leon Gray 23 1 14 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 78th pick / 1973
LG John Hannah 23 1 14 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 4th pick / 1973
C Bill Lenkaitis 28 6 14 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1968
RG Sam Adams 26 2 13
RT Tom Neville 31 9 14 Boston Patriots / 7th / 55th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 115th pick / 1965
Defensive Starters
LDE Mel Lunsford 24 1 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1972
NT Ray Hamilton 23 1 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 14th / 342nd pick / 1973
RDE Julius Adams 26 3 14 New England Patriots / 2nd / 27th pick / 1971
LOLB George Webster 29 7 12 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 1st / 5th pick / 1967
LILB Steve Nelson 23 Rook 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 34th pick / 1974
RILB Sam Hunt 23 Rook 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 15th / 374th pick / 1974
ROLB Steve King 23 1 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LCB John Sanders 24 Rook 10 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RCB Ron Bolton 24 2 14 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 5th / 124th pick / 1972
SS Jack Mildren 25 2 10 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 46th pick / 1972
FS Prentice McCray 23 Rook 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 8th / 200th pick / 1973
Special Teams Starters
K John Smith 25 Rook 0 16 of 22 field goals & 42 of 43 extra points
P Bruce Barnes 23 1 0 45 punts for a 35.6 average, 0 blocked New England Patriots / 12th / 290th pick / 1973
PR Mack Herron 26 1 14 35 punt returns for a 14.8 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 143rd pick / 1970
KR Mack Herron 26 1 14 28 kick returns for a 22.5 average and 0 td Atlanta Falcons / 6th / 143rd pick / 1970

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