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1983 New England Patriots

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8-8-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.0, Offense: -4.7, Defense: 3.7, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 274 points (17.1/g), 24th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 289 points (18.1/g), 3rd.
 Differential of -15 points (-0.9/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 7.5-8.5.

Coach: Ron Meyer (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Lew Erber
 Defensive Coordinator: Rod Rust

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

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 Steve Grogan 30 8 12 168 for 303, 2,411 yards, 15 td, 12 int, & 23 rushes for 108 yards and 2 td New England Patriots / 5th / 116th pick / 1975
RB Tony Collins* 24 2 16 219 rushes for 1,049 yards, 10 td, & 27 catches for 257 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 2nd / 47th pick / 1981
FB Mark van Eeghen 31 9 11 95 rushes for 358 yards, 2 td, & 10 catches for 102 yards and 0 td Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 75th pick / 1974
WR Cedric Jones 23 1 11 20 catches for 323 yards, 1 td New England Patriots / 3rd / 56th pick / 1982
WR Stanley Morgan 28 6 16 58 catches for 863 yards, 2 td, & 1 rush for 13 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1977
TE Lin Dawson 24 2 10 9 catches for 84 yards, 1 td New England Patriots / 8th / 212th pick / 1981
LT Brian Holloway* 24 2 16 New England Patriots / 1st / 19th pick / 1981
LG John Hannah*+ 32 10 16 3 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 4th pick / 1973
C Pete Brock 29 7 13 New England Patriots / 1st / 12th pick / 1976
RG Ron Wooten 24 1 16 New England Patriots / 6th / 157th pick / 1981
RT Bob Cryder 27 5 14 3 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 18th pick / 1978
 Defensive Starters
LDE Toby Williams 24 Rook 10 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 10th / 265th pick / 1983
NT Dennis Owens 23 1 14 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDE Julius Adams 35 12 16 8.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 27th pick / 1971
LOLB Andre Tippett 24 1 13 8.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 41st pick / 1982
LILB Johnny Rembert 22 Rook 8 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 4th / 101st pick / 1983
RILB Clayton Weishuhn 24 1 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 3rd / 60th pick / 1982
ROLB Don Blackmon 25 2 14 3.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 4th / 102nd pick / 1981
LCB Ronnie Lippett 23 Rook 16 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 8th / 214th pick / 1983
RCB Raymond Clayborn* 28 6 16 New England Patriots / 1st / 16th pick / 1977
SS Roland James 25 3 16 2.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 14th pick / 1980
FS Rick Sanford 26 4 16 0.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1979
 Special Teams Starters
K Fred Steinfort 31 7 0 6 of 15 field goals & 16 of 17 extra points Oakland Raiders / 5th / 146th pick / 1976
P Rich Camarillo* 24 2 0 81 punts for a 44.6 average, 0 blocked
PR Ricky Smith 23 1 0 38 punt returns for a 10.5 average and 0 td New England Patriots / 6th / 141st pick / 1982
KR Ricky Smith 23 1 0 42 kick returns for a 21.8 average and 0 td New England Patriots / 6th / 141st pick / 1982

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
85 Julius Adams 35 RDE 16 16 270 6-3 Texas Southern 4/26/1948 12 9 New England Patriots / 2nd / 27th pick / 1971
55 Don Blackmon 25 ROLB 15 14 235 6-3 Tulsa 3/14/1958 2 7 New England Patriots / 4th / 102nd pick / 1981
58 Pete Brock 29 C 13 13 267 6-5 Colorado 7/14/1954 7 5 New England Patriots / 1st / 12th pick / 1976
74 Dave Browning 27 12 0 245 6-5 Washington 8/18/1956 5 1 Oakland Raiders / 2nd / 54th pick / 1978
3 Rich Camarillo* 24 P 16 0 202 5-11 Washington 11/29/1959 2 4
26 Raymond Clayborn* 28 RCB 16 16 186 6-0 Texas 1/2/1955 6 11 New England Patriots / 1st / 16th pick / 1977
33 Tony Collins* 24 RB 16 16 208 5-11 East Carolina 5/27/1959 2 8 New England Patriots / 2nd / 47th pick / 1981
75 Bob Cryder 27 RT 14 14 275 6-4 Alabama 9/7/1956 5 5 New England Patriots / 1st / 18th pick / 1978
87 Lin Dawson 24 TE 13 10 240 6-3 North Carolina St. 6/24/1959 2 1 New England Patriots / 8th / 212th pick / 1981
47 Paul Dombroski 27 7 0 185 6-0 Hawaii,Linfield 8/8/1956 3 1
11 Tony Eason 24 qb 16 4 212 6-4 Illinois 10/8/1959 Rook 2 New England Patriots / 1st / 15th pick / 1983
54 John Gillen 25 8 0 227 6-3 Illinois 11/5/1958 2 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 5th / 116th pick / 1981
59 Tim Golden 24 lb 16 1 220 6-1 Florida 11/15/1959 1 2
14 Steve Grogan 30 QB 12 12 210 6-4 Kansas St. 7/24/1953 8 8 New England Patriots / 5th / 116th pick / 1975
68 Darryl Haley 22 t 16 2 269 6-4 Utah 2/16/1961 1 2 New England Patriots / 2nd / 55th pick / 1982
73 John Hannah*+ 32 LG 16 16 265 6-2 Alabama 4/4/1951 10 12 New England Patriots / 1st / 4th pick / 1973
78 Marshall Harris 28 de 6 2 261 6-6 TCU 12/6/1955 3 1 New York Jets / 8th / 198th pick / 1979
80 Don Hasselbeck 28 1 0 245 6-7 Colorado 4/1/1955 6 0 New England Patriots / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1977
70 Luther Henson 24 nt 4 2 275 6-0 Ohio St. 3/25/1959 1 1
76 Brian Holloway* 24 LT 16 16 284 6-7 Stanford 7/25/1959 2 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 19th pick / 1981
51 Brian Ingram 24 4 0 236 6-4 Tennessee 10/31/1959 1 0 New England Patriots / 4th / 111th pick / 1982
38 Roland James 25 SS 16 16 191 6-2 Tennessee 2/18/1958 3 10 New England Patriots / 1st / 14th pick / 1980
83 Cedric Jones 23 WR 15 11 184 6-1 Duke 6/1/1960 1 3 New England Patriots / 3rd / 56th pick / 1982
19 Mike Kerrigan 23 1 0 205 6-3 Northwestern 4/27/1960 Rook 0
78 Art Kuehn 30 2 0 257 6-3 San Jose St.,UCLA 2/12/1953 7 0 Washington Redskins / 15th / 384th pick / 1975
22 Keith Lee 26 15 0 192 5-11 Colorado St. 12/22/1957 2 2 Buffalo Bills / 5th / 129th pick / 1980
42 Ronnie Lippett 23 LCB 16 16 180 5-11 Miami (FL) 12/10/1960 Rook 7 New England Patriots / 8th / 214th pick / 1983
31 Fred Marion 24 16 0 192 6-2 Miami (FL) 1/2/1959 1 2 New England Patriots / 5th / 112th pick / 1982
50 Larry McGrew 26 lolb 16 5 233 6-5 USC 7/23/1957 3 4 New England Patriots / 2nd / 45th pick / 1980
67 Steve Moore 23 4 0 293 6-4 Tennessee St. 10/1/1960 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 3rd / 80th pick / 1983
86 Stanley Morgan 28 WR 16 16 181 5-11 Tennessee 2/17/1955 6 7 New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1977
57 Steve Nelson 32 lilb 8 7 230 6-2 Augsburg,North Dakota St. 4/26/1951 9 4 New England Patriots / 2nd / 34th pick / 1974
98 Dennis Owens 23 NT 16 14 257 6-1 North Carolina St. 2/24/1960 1 7
35 George Peoples 23 16 0 211 6-0 Auburn 8/25/1960 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 216th pick / 1982
88 Derrick Ramsey 27 te 14 7 230 6-4 Kentucky 12/23/1956 5 3 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 136th pick / 1978
52 Johnny Rembert 22 LILB 15 8 234 6-3 Clemson 1/19/1961 Rook 5 New England Patriots / 4th / 101st pick / 1983
95 Ed Reynolds 22 12 0 238 6-5 Virginia 9/23/1961 Rook 2
65 Doug Rogers 23 10 0 266 6-5 Stanford 6/23/1960 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 36th pick / 1982
25 Rick Sanford 26 FS 16 16 192 6-1 South Carolina 1/9/1957 4 9 New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1979
77 Kenneth Sims 24 de 5 2 272 6-5 Texas 10/31/1959 1 1 New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1982
1 John Smith 34 5 0 186 6-0 King Alfred's (England),South (England) 12/30/1949 9 0
27 Ricky Smith 23 KR 16 0 182 6-0 Alabama St. 7/20/1960 1 0 New England Patriots / 6th / 141st pick / 1982
78 Ron Spears 24 de 1 1 255 6-6 San Diego St. 11/23/1959 1 0
81 Stephen Starring 22 wr 15 3 172 5-10 McNeese St. 7/30/1961 Rook 3 New England Patriots / 3rd / 74th pick / 1983
5 Fred Steinfort 31 K 9 0 180 5-11 Boston Col. 11/3/1952 7 -1 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 146th pick / 1976
30 Mosi Tatupu 28 rb 16 1 227 6-0 USC 4/26/1955 5 4 New England Patriots / 8th / 215th pick / 1978
56 Andre Tippett 24 LOLB 15 13 240 6-3 Iowa 12/27/1959 1 7 New England Patriots / 2nd / 41st pick / 1982
34 Mark van Eeghen 31 FB 15 11 223 6-2 Colgate 4/19/1952 9 3 Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 75th pick / 1974
82 Clarence Weathers 21 16 0 170 5-9 Delaware St. 1/10/1962 Rook 3
24 Robert Weathers 23 rb 15 4 220 6-2 Arizona St. 9/13/1960 1 4 New England Patriots / 2nd / 40th pick / 1982
53 Clayton Weishuhn 24 RILB 16 16 220 6-2 Angelo State (TX) 10/7/1959 1 9 New England Patriots / 3rd / 60th pick / 1982
62 Dwight Wheeler 28 t 16 3 269 6-3 Tennessee St. 1/13/1955 5 2 New England Patriots / 4th / 102nd pick / 1978
80 Brooks Williams 29 te 13 1 226 6-4 North Carolina 12/7/1954 5 0 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 199th pick / 1978
72 Lester Williams 24 nt 15 1 275 6-3 Miami (FL) 1/19/1959 1 2 New England Patriots / 1st / 27th pick / 1982
90 Toby Williams 24 LDE 16 10 264 6-3 Nebraska 11/19/1959 Rook 5 New England Patriots / 10th / 265th pick / 1983
48 Darryal Wilson 23 9 0 182 6-0 Tennessee 9/19/1960 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 2nd / 47th pick / 1983
61 Ron Wooten 24 RG 16 16 274 6-4 North Carolina 6/28/1959 1 6 New England Patriots / 6th / 157th pick / 1981
2 Joaquin Zendejas 23 2 0 176 5-11 La Verne 1/14/1960 Rook 0
Team Total 25.7 16 227.5 6-2.3 3.0