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1987 New England Patriots

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8-7-0, Finished 2nd in AFC East Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.1, Offense: 0.5, Defense: 2.6, SoS: 1.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 320 points (21.3/g), 15th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 293 points (19.5/g), 9th.
 Differential of 27 points (1.8/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 8.3-6.7.

Coach: Raymond Berry (8-7-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Rod Rust

Stadium: Sullivan 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 34 12 6 93 for 161, 1,183 yards, 10 td, 9 int, & 20 rushes for 37 yards and 2 td New England Patriots / 5th / 116th pick / 1975
RB Tony Collins 28 6 11 147 rushes for 474 yards, 3 td, & 44 catches for 347 yards and 3 td New England Patriots / 2nd / 47th pick / 1981
FB Mosi Tatupu 32 9 9 79 rushes for 248 yards, 0 td, & 15 catches for 136 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 8th / 215th pick / 1978
WR Irving Fryar 25 3 12 31 catches for 467 yards, 5 td, & 9 rushes for 52 yards and 0 td New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1984
WR Stanley Morgan* 32 10 9 40 catches for 672 yards, 3 td New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1977
TE Lin Dawson 28 6 11 12 catches for 81 yards, 0 td New England Patriots / 8th / 212th pick / 1981
LT Danny Villa 23 Rook 7 New England Patriots / 5th / 113th pick / 1987
LG Sean Farrell 27 5 14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 17th pick / 1982
C Guy Morriss 36 14 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 28th pick / 1973
RG Ron Wooten 28 5 13 New England Patriots / 6th / 157th pick / 1981
RT Bruce Armstrong 22 Rook 12 New England Patriots / 1st / 23rd pick / 1987
 Defensive Starters
LDE Kenneth Sims 28 5 8 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1982
NT Toby Williams 28 4 12 4.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 10th / 265th pick / 1983
RDE Garin Veris 24 2 12 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 48th pick / 1985
LOLB Andre Tippett*+ 28 5 13 12.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 41st pick / 1982
LILB Steve Nelson 36 13 11 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 34th pick / 1974
RILB Larry McGrew 30 7 12 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 45th pick / 1980
ROLB Ed Williams 26 3 7 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1984
LCB Ronnie Lippett 27 4 12 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New England Patriots / 8th / 214th pick / 1983
RCB Raymond Clayborn 32 10 10 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 16th pick / 1977
SS Jim Bowman 24 2 8 0.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1985
FS Fred Marion 28 5 12 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 5th / 112th pick / 1982
 Special Teams Starters
K Tony Franklin 31 8 0 15 of 26 field goals & 37 of 38 extra points Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 74th pick / 1979
P Rich Camarillo 28 6 0 62 punts for a 40.1 average, 1 blocked
PR Irving Fryar 25 3 12 18 punt returns for a 9.7 average and 0 td New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1984
KR Stephen Starring 26 4 1 23 kick returns for a 19.3 average and 0 td New England Patriots / 3rd / 74th pick / 1983

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
69 Julius Adams 39 10 0 270 6-3 Texas Southern 4/26/1948 16 1 New England Patriots / 2nd / 27th pick / 1971
91 Rogers Alexander 23 lb 3 2 222 6-3 Penn St. 8/11/1964 1 1 New York Jets / 4th / 105th pick / 1986
78 Bruce Armstrong 22 RT 12 12 295 6-4 Louisville 9/7/1965 Rook 6 New England Patriots / 1st / 23rd pick / 1987
22 Ricky Atkinson 22 1 0 175 6-0 Southern Connecticut St. 8/28/1965 Rook 0
85 Greg Baty 23 5 0 241 6-5 Stanford 8/28/1964 1 1 New England Patriots / 8th / 220th pick / 1986
30 Frank Bianchini 26 1 0 190 5-8 Hofstra 5/27/1961 Rook 0
51 Mel Black 25 lb 3 2 228 6-2 East. Illinois 2/2/1962 1 1
55 Don Blackmon 29 4 4 235 6-3 Tulsa 3/14/1958 6 0 New England Patriots / 4th / 102nd pick / 1981
10 Bob Bleier 23 qb 3 2 210 6-3 Richmond 6/1/1964 Rook 1
28 Jim Bowman 24 SS 12 8 210 6-2 Central Michigan 10/26/1963 2 5 New England Patriots / 2nd / 52nd pick / 1985
58 Pete Brock 33 c 4 3 267 6-5 Colorado 7/14/1954 11 2 New England Patriots / 1st / 12th pick / 1976
3 Rich Camarillo 28 P 12 0 202 5-11 Washington 11/29/1959 6 2
81 Brian Carey 24 2 0 200 6-0 American Int. 11/6/1963 Rook 0
26 Raymond Clayborn 32 RCB 10 10 186 6-0 Texas 1/2/1955 10 5 New England Patriots / 1st / 16th pick / 1977
43 Duffy Cobbs 23 3 0 178 5-11 Penn St. 1/17/1964 Rook 0
83 Wayne Coffey 23 wr 3 2 158 5-7 Texas St. 5/30/1964 Rook 1
33 Tony Collins 28 RB 13 11 208 5-11 East Carolina 5/27/1959 6 7 New England Patriots / 2nd / 47th pick / 1981
63 George Colton 24 g 3 3 279 6-4 Maryland 7/28/1963 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 9th / 248th pick / 1986
93 Rico Corsetti 24 2 0 225 6-1 Bates 1/13/1963 Rook 0
40 Elgin Davis 22 4 0 192 5-10 Central Florida 10/23/1965 Rook 0 New England Patriots / 12th / 330th pick / 1987
87 Lin Dawson 28 TE 12 11 240 6-3 North Carolina St. 6/24/1959 6 1 New England Patriots / 8th / 212th pick / 1981
59 Steve Doig 27 1 0 240 6-2 New Hampshire 3/28/1960 5 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 69th pick / 1982
21 Reggie Dupard 24 rb 8 3 206 5-11 SMU 10/30/1963 1 2 New England Patriots / 1st / 26th pick / 1986
11 Tony Eason 28 qb 4 3 212 6-4 Illinois 10/8/1959 4 2 New England Patriots / 1st / 15th pick / 1983
66 Paul Fairchild 26 g 11 2 270 6-4 Kansas 9/14/1961 3 2 New England Patriots / 5th / 124th pick / 1984
62 Sean Farrell 27 LG 14 14 260 6-3 Penn St. 5/25/1960 5 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 1st / 17th pick / 1982
2 Doug Flutie 25 qb 1 1 180 5-10 Boston Col. 10/23/1962 1 1 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 285th pick / 1985
44 Todd Frain 25 te 3 2 240 6-2 Nebraska 1/31/1962 1 0
49 Russ Francis 34 1 0 240 6-6 Oregon 4/3/1953 12 0 New England Patriots / 1st / 16th pick / 1975
87 Arnold Franklin 24 3 0 246 6-3 North Carolina 12/16/1963 Rook 0 Miami Dolphins / 11th / 303rd pick / 1986
1 Tony Franklin 31 K 14 0 182 5-8 Texas A&M 11/18/1956 8 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 74th pick / 1979
80 Irving Fryar 25 PR 12 12 200 6-0 Nebraska 9/28/1962 3 5 New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1984
82 Dennis Gadbois 24 wr 3 1 183 6-1 Boston Univ. 9/18/1963 Rook 1
43 Ernest Gibson 26 rcb 12 5 189 5-10 Furman 10/3/1961 3 3 New England Patriots / 6th / 151st pick / 1984
14 Steve Grogan 34 QB 7 6 210 6-4 Kansas St. 7/24/1953 12 4 New England Patriots / 5th / 116th pick / 1975
97 John Guzik 25 nt 3 2 270 6-4 Ohio 9/25/1962 Rook 1
24 Bruce Hansen 26 rb 6 2 225 6-1 BYU 9/18/1961 Rook 1
28 David Hendley 23 2 0 188 6-0 Southern Connecticut St. 6/29/1964 Rook 0
6 Al Herline 23 3 0 168 6-0 Vanderbilt 9/16/1964 Rook 0
97 Milford Hodge 26 12 0 278 6-3 Washington St. 3/11/1961 1 1 New England Patriots / 8th / 224th pick / 1985
41 Darryl Holmes 23 db 15 3 190 6-2 Fort Valley St. 9/6/1964 Rook 3
32 Craig James 26 2 0 215 6-0 SMU 1/2/1961 3 0 New England Patriots / 7th / 187th pick / 1983
38 Roland James 29 db 9 4 191 6-2 Tennessee 2/18/1958 7 2 New England Patriots / 1st / 14th pick / 1980
83 Cedric Jones 27 wr 12 4 184 6-1 Duke 6/1/1960 5 4 New England Patriots / 3rd / 56th pick / 1982
93 Tim Jordan 23 5 0 226 6-3 Wisconsin 4/26/1964 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 4th / 107th pick / 1987
27 Michael LeBlanc 25 rb 4 2 199 5-11 S.F. Austin 5/5/1962 Rook 1
80 Larry Linne 25 wr 3 3 185 6-1 Texas,Texas-El Paso 7/20/1962 Rook 2
42 Ronnie Lippett 27 LCB 12 12 180 5-11 Miami (FL) 12/10/1960 4 7 New England Patriots / 8th / 214th pick / 1983
96 Dino Mangiero 29 2 0 265 6-2 Rutgers 12/19/1958 7 0
31 Fred Marion 28 FS 12 12 192 6-2 Miami (FL) 1/2/1959 5 7 New England Patriots / 5th / 112th pick / 1982
64 Trevor Matich 26 c 6 4 277 6-4 BYU 10/9/1961 2 2 New England Patriots / 1st / 28th pick / 1985
52 Jerry McCabe 22 lb 3 3 225 6-1 Holy Cross 1/25/1965 Rook 2
50 Larry McGrew 30 RILB 12 12 233 6-5 USC 7/23/1957 7 6 New England Patriots / 2nd / 45th pick / 1980
55 Joe McHale 24 3 0 227 6-2 Delaware 9/26/1963 Rook 0
32 Chuck McSwain 26 rb 3 1 193 6-0 Clemson 2/21/1961 4 0 Dallas Cowboys / 5th / 135th pick / 1983
23 Rod McSwain 25 12 0 198 6-1 Clemson 1/28/1962 3 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1984
54 Greg Moore 22 lb 3 3 240 6-1 Tenn-Chattanooga 3/28/1965 Rook 2
67 Steve Moore 27 t 5 4 293 6-4 Tennessee St. 10/1/1960 4 2 New England Patriots / 3rd / 80th pick / 1983
86 Stanley Morgan* 32 WR 10 9 181 5-11 Tennessee 2/17/1955 10 7 New England Patriots / 1st / 25th pick / 1977
75 Guy Morriss 36 C 11 7 255 6-4 TCU 5/13/1951 14 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 28th pick / 1973
57 Steve Nelson 36 LILB 11 11 230 6-2 Augsburg,North Dakota St. 4/26/1951 13 6 New England Patriots / 2nd / 34th pick / 1974
34 Bob Perryman 23 rb 9 1 233 6-1 Michigan 10/16/1964 Rook 1 New England Patriots / 3rd / 79th pick / 1987
45 Joe Peterson 23 db 3 3 185 5-10 Nevada 8/15/1964 Rook 2
48 Clay Pickering 26 1 0 215 6-5 Maine 6/2/1961 3 0
70 Art Plunkett 28 t 7 1 269 6-7 UNLV 3/8/1959 6 1 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 216th pick / 1981
65 Tom Porell 23 nt 1 1 275 6-3 Boston Col. 9/23/1964 Rook 0
22 Gene Profit 23 7 0 168 5-10 Yale 11/11/1964 1 1
12 Tom Ramsey 26 qb 9 3 189 6-1 UCLA 7/9/1961 1 4 New England Patriots / 10th / 267th pick / 1983
71 Ben Reed 24 de 3 3 265 6-5 Mississippi 5/7/1963 Rook 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 10th / 250th pick / 1986
52 Johnny Rembert 26 lb 11 1 234 6-3 Clemson 1/19/1961 4 2 New England Patriots / 4th / 101st pick / 1983
95 Ed Reynolds 26 lb 12 1 238 6-5 Virginia 9/23/1961 4 2
61 Greg Robinson 25 t 3 3 280 6-5 Nevada,Sacramento St. 12/25/1962 1 2 New England Patriots / 5th / 137th pick / 1986
65 Mike Ruth 23 2 0 266 6-2 Boston Col. 6/25/1964 1 0 New England Patriots / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1986
95 Frank Sacco 23 2 0 240 6-4 Fordham 4/8/1964 Rook 0
72 Todd Sandham 24 2 0 255 6-3 Northeastern 12/3/1963 Rook 0
31 Jon Sawyer 23 2 0 175 5-9 Cincinnati 4/6/1964 Rook 0
1 Eric Schubert 25 1 0 185 5-8 Pittsburgh 5/28/1962 2 0
88 Willie Scott 28 te 9 1 245 6-4 South Carolina 2/13/1959 6 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 14th pick / 1981
59 Randy Sealby 27 lb 2 1 230 6-2 Missouri 5/16/1960 Rook 1
42 Ron Shegog 24 db 3 3 190 5-11 Austin Peay St. 3/2/1963 Rook 2
77 Kenneth Sims 28 LDE 12 8 272 6-5 Texas 10/31/1959 5 5 New England Patriots / 1st / 1st pick / 1982
81 Stephen Starring 26 KR 11 1 172 5-10 McNeese St. 7/30/1961 4 3 New England Patriots / 3rd / 74th pick / 1983
78 Eric Stokes 25 c 1 1 255 6-4 Northeastern 1/13/1962 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 6th / 148th pick / 1985
30 Mosi Tatupu 32 FB 12 9 227 6-0 USC 4/26/1955 9 3 New England Patriots / 8th / 215th pick / 1978
56 Andre Tippett*+ 28 LOLB 13 13 240 6-3 Iowa 12/27/1959 5 18 New England Patriots / 2nd / 41st pick / 1982
74 Bill Turner 27 2 0 245 6-4 Boston Col. 3/5/1960 Rook 0
64 Darren Twombly 22 c 1 1 270 6-4 Boston Col. 5/14/1965 Rook 0
60 Garin Veris 24 RDE 12 12 255 6-4 Stanford 2/27/1963 2 7 New England Patriots / 2nd / 48th pick / 1985
73 Danny Villa 23 LT 11 7 304 6-5 Arizona St. 9/21/1964 Rook 4 New England Patriots / 5th / 113th pick / 1987
15 Todd Whitten 22 1 0 185 6-0 S.F. Austin 2/16/1965 Rook 0
90 Murray Wichard 24 3 0 260 6-2 Frostburg St. 11/16/1963 Rook 1
99 Steve Wilburn 26 de 3 3 266 6-4 Illinois St. 2/25/1961 Rook 2
96 Brent Williams 23 lde 12 4 283 6-4 Toledo 10/23/1964 1 3 New England Patriots / 7th / 192nd pick / 1986
82 Derwin Williams 26 10 0 180 6-0 New Mexico 5/6/1961 2 0 New England Patriots / 7th / 192nd pick / 1984
54 Ed Williams 26 ROLB 12 7 244 6-4 Texas 9/8/1961 3 5 New England Patriots / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1984
38 Perry Williams 23 3 0 200 6-1 Clemson 4/12/1964 Rook 1
90 Toby Williams 28 NT 12 12 264 6-3 Nebraska 11/19/1959 4 6 New England Patriots / 10th / 265th pick / 1983
34 Carl Woods 23 2 0 200 5-11 Vanderbilt 10/22/1964 Rook 0
61 Ron Wooten 28 RG 13 13 274 6-4 North Carolina 6/28/1959 5 6 New England Patriots / 6th / 157th pick / 1981
Team Total 26.0 15 225.4 6-1.7 2.8