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1982 New England Patriots

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5-4-0, Finished 3rd in AFC East Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.4, Offense: -3.7, Defense: 1.3, SoS: -0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 143 points (15.9/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 157 points (17.4/g), 7th.
 Differential of -14 points (-1.6/g), 17th.  Expected W-L: 4.0-5.0.

Coach: Ron Meyer (5-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Lew Erber
 Defensive Coordinator: Jim Mora

Stadium: Schaefer Stadium
 Training Camp: Bryant College (Smithfield, Rhode Island)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Steve Grogan 29 7 6 66 for 122, 930 yards, 7 td, 4 int, & 9 rushes for 42 yards and 1 td New England Patriots / 5th / 116th pick / 1975
RB Tony Collins 23 1 9 164 rushes for 632 yards, 1 td, & 19 catches for 187 yards and 2 td New England Patriots / 2nd / 47th pick / 1981
FB Mark van Eeghen 30 8 5 82 rushes for 386 yards, 0 td, & 2 catches for 14 yards and 1 td Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 75th pick / 1974
WR Morris Bradshaw 30 8 5 6 catches for 111 yards, 1 td Oakland Raiders / 4th / 93rd pick / 1974
WR Stanley Morgan 27 5 9 28 catches for 584 yards, 3 td, & 2 rushes for 3 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1977
TE Don Hasselbeck 27 5 5 15 catches for 158 yards, 1 td New England Patriots / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1977
LT Brian Holloway 23 1 9 New England Patriots / 1st / 19th pick / 1981
LG John Hannah* 31 9 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 4th pick / 1973
C Pete Brock 28 6 9 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 12th pick / 1976
RG Ron Wooten 23 Rook 7 New England Patriots / 6th / 157th pick / 1981
RT Shelby Jordan 30 7 9 Houston Oilers / 7th / 157th pick / 1973
 Defensive Starters
LDE Kenneth Sims 23 Rook 9 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1982
NT Lester Williams 23 Rook 9 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 27th pick / 1982
RDE Julius Adams 34 11 9 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 27th pick / 1971
LOLB Larry McGrew 25 2 8 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 45th pick / 1980
LILB Steve Nelson 31 8 9 New England Patriots / 2nd / 34th pick / 1974
RILB Clayton Weishuhn 23 Rook 9 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 3rd / 60th pick / 1982
ROLB Don Blackmon 24 1 9 4.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 4th / 102nd pick / 1981
LCB Mike Haynes* 29 6 9 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 5th pick / 1976
RCB Raymond Clayborn 27 5 9 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 16th pick / 1977
SS Roland James 24 2 7 2.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 14th pick / 1980
FS Rick Sanford 25 3 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1979
 Special Teams Starters
K John Smith 33 8 0 5 of 8 field goals & 6 of 7 extra points
P Rich Camarillo 23 1 0 49 punts for a 43.7 average, 0 blocked
PR Ricky Smith 22 Rook 0 16 punt returns for a 8.7 average and 0 td New England Patriots / 6th / 141st pick / 1982
KR Ricky Smith 22 Rook 0 24 kick returns for a 23.6 average and 1 td New England Patriots / 6th / 141st pick / 1982

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
85 Julius Adams 34 RDE 9 9 270 6-3 Texas Southern 4/26/1948 11 8 New England Patriots / 2nd / 27th pick / 1971
55 Don Blackmon 24 ROLB 9 9 235 6-3 Tulsa 3/14/1958 1 10 New England Patriots / 4th / 102nd pick / 1981
88 Morris Bradshaw 30 WR 8 5 195 6-1 Ohio St. 10/19/1952 8 2 Oakland Raiders / 4th / 93rd pick / 1974
58 Pete Brock 28 C 9 9 267 6-5 Colorado 7/14/1954 6 6 New England Patriots / 1st / 12th pick / 1976
81 Preston Brown 24 wr 9 4 184 5-10 Vanderbilt 3/2/1958 2 2 New England Patriots / 6th / 160th pick / 1980
3 Rich Camarillo 23 P 9 0 202 5-11 Washington 11/29/1959 1 4
12 Matt Cavanaugh 26 qb 7 3 212 6-2 Pittsburgh 10/27/1956 3 3 New England Patriots / 2nd / 50th pick / 1978
26 Raymond Clayborn 27 RCB 9 9 186 6-0 Texas 1/2/1955 5 7 New England Patriots / 1st / 16th pick / 1977
33 Tony Collins 23 RB 9 9 208 5-11 East Carolina 5/27/1959 1 10 New England Patriots / 2nd / 47th pick / 1981
44 Larry Cowan 22 6 0 194 5-11 Jackson St. 7/11/1960 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 192nd pick / 1982
91 George Crump 23 9 0 260 6-4 East Carolina 7/22/1959 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 4th / 85th pick / 1982
75 Bob Cryder 26 t 9 3 275 6-4 Alabama 9/7/1956 4 3 New England Patriots / 1st / 18th pick / 1978
39 Sam Cunningham 32 rb 6 2 226 6-3 USC 8/15/1950 9 0 New England Patriots / 1st / 11th pick / 1973
87 Lin Dawson 23 te 8 4 240 6-3 North Carolina St. 6/24/1959 1 3 New England Patriots / 8th / 212th pick / 1981
47 Paul Dombroski 26 9 0 185 6-0 Hawaii,Linfield 8/8/1956 2 1
43 Vagas Ferguson 25 2 0 204 6-1 Notre Dame 3/6/1957 2 0 New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1980
10 Tom Flick 24 3 0 190 6-2 Washington 8/30/1958 1 0 Washington Redskins / 4th / 90th pick / 1981
59 Tim Golden 23 9 0 220 6-1 Florida 11/15/1959 Rook 1
14 Steve Grogan 29 QB 6 6 210 6-4 Kansas St. 7/24/1953 7 5 New England Patriots / 5th / 116th pick / 1975
68 Darryl Haley 21 9 0 269 6-4 Utah 2/16/1961 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 2nd / 55th pick / 1982
73 John Hannah* 31 LG 8 8 265 6-2 Alabama 4/4/1951 9 9 New England Patriots / 1st / 4th pick / 1973
80 Don Hasselbeck 27 TE 9 5 245 6-7 Colorado 4/1/1955 5 3 New England Patriots / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1977
40 Mike Haynes* 29 LCB 9 9 192 6-2 Arizona St. 7/1/1953 6 14 New England Patriots / 1st / 5th pick / 1976
70 Luther Henson 23 8 0 275 6-0 Ohio St. 3/25/1959 Rook 1
76 Brian Holloway 23 LT 9 9 284 6-7 Stanford 7/25/1959 1 6 New England Patriots / 1st / 19th pick / 1981
51 Brian Ingram 23 8 0 236 6-4 Tennessee 10/31/1959 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 4th / 111th pick / 1982
38 Roland James 24 SS 7 7 191 6-2 Tennessee 2/18/1958 2 6 New England Patriots / 1st / 14th pick / 1980
83 Cedric Jones 22 2 0 184 6-1 Duke 6/1/1960 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 3rd / 56th pick / 1982
74 Shelby Jordan 30 RT 9 9 260 6-7 Washington (MO) 1/23/1952 7 6 Houston Oilers / 7th / 157th pick / 1973
22 Keith Lee 25 db 9 2 192 5-11 Colorado St. 12/22/1957 1 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 129th pick / 1980
31 Fred Marion 23 9 0 192 6-2 Miami (FL) 1/2/1959 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 5th / 112th pick / 1982
50 Larry McGrew 25 LOLB 8 8 233 6-5 USC 7/23/1957 2 7 New England Patriots / 2nd / 45th pick / 1980
2 Dan Miller 22 2 0 172 5-10 Miami (FL) 12/30/1960 Rook 0 Washington Redskins / 11th / 281st pick / 1982
86 Stanley Morgan 27 WR 9 9 181 5-11 Tennessee 2/17/1955 5 9 New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1977
57 Steve Nelson 31 LILB 9 9 230 6-2 Augsburg,North Dakota St. 4/26/1951 8 7 New England Patriots / 2nd / 34th pick / 1974
98 Dennis Owens 22 9 0 257 6-1 North Carolina St. 2/24/1960 Rook 2
7 Rex Robinson 23 3 0 205 5-11 Georgia 3/17/1959 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 146th pick / 1981
25 Rick Sanford 25 FS 9 9 192 6-1 South Carolina 1/9/1957 3 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1979
77 Kenneth Sims 23 LDE 9 9 272 6-5 Texas 10/31/1959 Rook 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1982
1 John Smith 33 K 4 0 186 6-0 King Alfred's (England),South (England) 12/30/1949 8 1
27 Ricky Smith 22 KR 9 0 182 6-0 Alabama St. 7/20/1960 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 6th / 141st pick / 1982
78 Ron Spears 23 7 0 255 6-6 San Diego St. 11/23/1959 Rook 1
30 Mosi Tatupu 27 9 0 227 6-0 USC 4/26/1955 4 2 New England Patriots / 8th / 215th pick / 1978
45 Greg Taylor 24 1 0 175 5-8 Virginia 10/23/1958 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 12th / 308th pick / 1982
56 Andre Tippett 23 lb 9 1 240 6-3 Iowa 12/27/1959 Rook 2 New England Patriots / 2nd / 41st pick / 1982
82 Ken Toler 23 9 0 195 6-2 Mississippi 4/9/1959 1 1 New England Patriots / 7th / 185th pick / 1981
34 Mark van Eeghen 30 FB 9 5 223 6-2 Colgate 4/19/1952 8 4 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 75th pick / 1974
24 Robert Weathers 22 rb 6 2 220 6-2 Arizona St. 9/13/1960 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 2nd / 40th pick / 1982
53 Clayton Weishuhn 23 RILB 9 9 220 6-2 Angelo State (TX) 10/7/1959 Rook 8 New England Patriots / 3rd / 60th pick / 1982
62 Dwight Wheeler 27 9 0 269 6-3 Tennessee St. 1/13/1955 4 1 New England Patriots / 4th / 102nd pick / 1978
49 Brian Williams 25 1 0 240 6-5 Southern 10/14/1957 Rook 0 Minnesota Vikings / 12th / 320th pick / 1981
72 Lester Williams 23 NT 9 9 275 6-3 Miami (FL) 1/19/1959 Rook 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 27th pick / 1982
61 Ron Wooten 23 RG 9 7 274 6-4 North Carolina 6/28/1959 Rook 5 New England Patriots / 6th / 157th pick / 1981
54 John Zamberlin 26 8 0 230 6-2 Pacific Lutheran 2/13/1956 3 1 New England Patriots / 5th / 135th pick / 1979
Team Total 25.4 9 223.7 6-2.0 2.7