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1985 New England Patriots

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11-5-0, Finished 3rd in AFC East Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.8, Offense: 2.0, Defense: 3.8, SoS: 1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 362 points (22.6/g), 10th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 290 points (18.1/g), 6th.
 Differential of 72 points (4.5/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.1-5.9.

Coach: Raymond Berry (11-5-0)
 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 Tony Eason 26 2 10 168 for 299, 2,156 yards, 11 td, 17 int, & 22 rushes for 70 yards and 1 td New England Patriots / 1st / 15th pick / 1983
RB Tony Collins 26 4 16 163 rushes for 657 yards, 3 td, & 52 catches for 549 yards and 2 td New England Patriots / 2nd / 47th pick / 1981
FB Craig James* 24 1 14 263 rushes for 1,227 yards, 5 td, & 27 catches for 360 yards and 2 td New England Patriots / 7th / 187th pick / 1983
WR Irving Fryar* 23 1 14 39 catches for 670 yards, 7 td, & 7 rushes for 27 yards and 1 td New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1984
WR Stanley Morgan 30 8 13 39 catches for 760 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 0 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1977
TE Lin Dawson 26 4 13 17 catches for 148 yards, 0 td New England Patriots / 8th / 212th pick / 1981
LT Brian Holloway* 26 4 16 2 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 19th pick / 1981
LG John Hannah*+ 34 12 14 New England Patriots / 1st / 4th pick / 1973
C Pete Brock 31 9 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 12th pick / 1976
RG Ron Wooten 26 3 14 New England Patriots / 6th / 157th pick / 1981
RT Steve Moore 25 2 16 New England Patriots / 3rd / 80th pick / 1983
 Defensive Starters
LDE Kenneth Sims 26 3 13 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1982
NT Dennis Owens 25 3 13
RDE Julius Adams 37 14 12 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 27th pick / 1971
LOLB Andre Tippett*+ 26 3 16 16.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 41st pick / 1982
LILB Steve Nelson* 34 11 15 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 34th pick / 1974
RILB Larry McGrew 28 5 13 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 45th pick / 1980
ROLB Don Blackmon 27 4 14 8.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 4th / 102nd pick / 1981
LCB Ronnie Lippett 25 2 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 8th / 214th pick / 1983
RCB Raymond Clayborn* 30 8 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 16th pick / 1977
SS Roland James 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 14th pick / 1980
FS Fred Marion* 26 3 16 0.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 5th / 112th pick / 1982
 Special Teams Starters
K Tony Franklin 29 6 0 24 of 30 field goals & 40 of 41 extra points Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 74th pick / 1979
P Rich Camarillo 26 4 0 92 punts for a 43.0 average, 0 blocked
PR Irving Fryar* 23 1 14 37 punt returns for a 14.1 average and 2 td New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1984
KR Stephen Starring 24 2 1 48 kick returns for a 21.1 average and 0 td New England Patriots / 3rd / 74th pick / 1983

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 37 RDE 16 12 270 6-3 Texas Southern 4/26/1948 14 7 New England Patriots / 2nd / 27th pick / 1971
55 Don Blackmon 27 ROLB 14 14 235 6-3 Tulsa 3/14/1958 4 8 New England Patriots / 4th / 102nd pick / 1981
28 Jim Bowman 22 16 0 210 6-2 Central Michigan 10/26/1963 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1985
58 Pete Brock 31 C 9 8 267 6-5 Colorado 7/14/1954 9 3 New England Patriots / 1st / 12th pick / 1976
3 Rich Camarillo 26 P 16 0 202 5-11 Washington 11/29/1959 4 3
26 Raymond Clayborn* 30 RCB 16 16 186 6-0 Texas 1/2/1955 8 13 New England Patriots / 1st / 16th pick / 1977
33 Tony Collins 26 RB 16 16 208 5-11 East Carolina 5/27/1959 4 8 New England Patriots / 2nd / 47th pick / 1981
63 Tom Condon 33 1 0 255 6-3 Boston Col. 10/26/1952 11 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 10th / 250th pick / 1974
87 Lin Dawson 26 TE 16 13 240 6-3 North Carolina St. 6/24/1959 4 1 New England Patriots / 8th / 212th pick / 1981
11 Tony Eason 26 QB 16 10 212 6-4 Illinois 10/8/1959 2 6 New England Patriots / 1st / 15th pick / 1983
66 Paul Fairchild 24 g 16 2 270 6-4 Kansas 9/14/1961 1 2 New England Patriots / 5th / 124th pick / 1984
1 Tony Franklin 29 K 16 0 182 5-8 Texas A&M 11/18/1956 6 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 74th pick / 1979
80 Irving Fryar* 23 PR 16 14 200 6-0 Nebraska 9/28/1962 1 7 New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1984
43 Ernest Gibson 24 9 0 189 5-10 Furman 10/3/1961 1 1 New England Patriots / 6th / 151st pick / 1984
14 Steve Grogan 32 qb 7 6 210 6-4 Kansas St. 7/24/1953 10 5 New England Patriots / 5th / 116th pick / 1975
73 John Hannah*+ 34 LG 14 14 265 6-2 Alabama 4/4/1951 12 10 New England Patriots / 1st / 4th pick / 1973
27 Greg Hawthorne 29 15 0 228 6-2 Baylor 9/5/1956 6 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 28th pick / 1979
76 Brian Holloway* 26 LT 16 16 284 6-7 Stanford 7/25/1959 4 10 New England Patriots / 1st / 19th pick / 1981
51 Brian Ingram 26 15 0 236 6-4 Tennessee 10/31/1959 3 1 New England Patriots / 4th / 111th pick / 1982
32 Craig James* 24 FB 16 14 215 6-0 SMU 1/2/1961 1 10 New England Patriots / 7th / 187th pick / 1983
38 Roland James 27 SS 16 16 191 6-2 Tennessee 2/18/1958 5 8 New England Patriots / 1st / 14th pick / 1980
83 Cedric Jones 25 wr 16 3 184 6-1 Duke 6/1/1960 3 2 New England Patriots / 3rd / 56th pick / 1982
42 Ronnie Lippett 25 LCB 16 16 180 5-11 Miami (FL) 12/10/1960 2 8 New England Patriots / 8th / 214th pick / 1983
31 Fred Marion* 26 FS 16 16 192 6-2 Miami (FL) 1/2/1959 3 12 New England Patriots / 5th / 112th pick / 1982
64 Trevor Matich 24 1 0 277 6-4 BYU 10/9/1961 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 1st / 28th pick / 1985
50 Larry McGrew 28 RILB 13 13 233 6-5 USC 7/23/1957 5 7 New England Patriots / 2nd / 45th pick / 1980
23 Rod McSwain 23 16 0 198 6-1 Clemson 1/28/1962 1 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1984
67 Steve Moore 25 RT 16 16 293 6-4 Tennessee St. 10/1/1960 2 6 New England Patriots / 3rd / 80th pick / 1983
86 Stanley Morgan 30 WR 15 13 181 5-11 Tennessee 2/17/1955 8 6 New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1977
75 Guy Morriss 34 C 16 10 255 6-4 TCU 5/13/1951 12 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 28th pick / 1973
57 Steve Nelson* 34 LILB 15 15 230 6-2 Augsburg,North Dakota St. 4/26/1951 11 11 New England Patriots / 2nd / 34th pick / 1974
98 Dennis Owens 25 NT 14 13 257 6-1 North Carolina St. 2/24/1960 3 6
70 Art Plunkett 26 15 0 269 6-7 UNLV 3/8/1959 4 1 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 216th pick / 1981
88 Derrick Ramsey 29 te 16 3 230 6-4 Kentucky 12/23/1956 7 2 Oakland Raiders / 5th / 136th pick / 1978
52 Johnny Rembert 24 rilb 16 6 234 6-3 Clemson 1/19/1961 2 5 New England Patriots / 4th / 101st pick / 1983
95 Ed Reynolds 24 12 0 238 6-5 Virginia 9/23/1961 2 1
77 Kenneth Sims 26 LDE 13 13 272 6-5 Texas 10/31/1959 3 7 New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1982
81 Stephen Starring 24 KR 16 1 172 5-10 McNeese St. 7/30/1961 2 2 New England Patriots / 3rd / 74th pick / 1983
30 Mosi Tatupu 30 rb 16 2 227 6-0 USC 4/26/1955 7 1 New England Patriots / 8th / 215th pick / 1978
99 Ben Thomas 24 15 0 280 6-4 Auburn 7/2/1961 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 2nd / 56th pick / 1985
56 Andre Tippett*+ 26 LOLB 16 16 240 6-3 Iowa 12/27/1959 3 19 New England Patriots / 2nd / 41st pick / 1982
60 Garin Veris 22 de 16 4 255 6-4 Stanford 2/27/1963 Rook 4 New England Patriots / 2nd / 48th pick / 1985
24 Robert Weathers 25 16 0 220 6-2 Arizona St. 9/13/1960 3 1 New England Patriots / 2nd / 40th pick / 1982
82 Derwin Williams 24 16 1 180 6-0 New Mexico 5/6/1961 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 7th / 192nd pick / 1984
54 Ed Williams 24 13 0 244 6-4 Texas 9/8/1961 1 1 New England Patriots / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1984
72 Lester Williams 26 nt 9 3 275 6-3 Miami (FL) 1/19/1959 3 2 New England Patriots / 1st / 27th pick / 1982
90 Toby Williams 26 nt 5 3 264 6-3 Nebraska 11/19/1959 2 2 New England Patriots / 10th / 265th pick / 1983
61 Ron Wooten 26 RG 14 14 274 6-4 North Carolina 6/28/1959 3 5 New England Patriots / 6th / 157th pick / 1981
Team Total 26.8 16 231.8 6-2.3 4.1