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1951 Los Angeles Rams

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8-4-0, NFL National Division  · 1951 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.1, Offense: 9.2, Defense: -0.1, SoS: -1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 392 points (32.7/g), 1st of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 261 points (21.8/g), 6th.
 Differential of 131 points (10.9/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 8.7-3.3.

Coach: Joe Stydahar (8-4-0)

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 Training Camp: University of Redlands (Redlands, California)


Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Bob Waterfield* 31 6 10 88 for 176, 1,566 yards, 13 td, 10 int, & 9 rushes for 49 yards and 3 td Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
FB Dick Hoerner 29 4 0 94 rushes for 569 yards, 6 td, & 8 catches for 102 yards and 1 td Cleveland Rams / 17th / 169th pick / 1945
LH Jerry Williams 28 2 0 21 rushes for 106 yards, 2 td, & 5 catches for 49 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 63rd pick / 1949
RH Vitamin Smith 28 2 0 52 rushes for 143 yards, 1 td, & 16 catches for 278 yards and 1 td
LE Tom Fears 29 3 0 32 catches for 528 yards, 3 td Cleveland Rams / 11th / 103rd pick / 1945
LT Don Simensen 25 Rook 0
LG Dick Daugherty 22 Rook 0 4 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 217th pick / 1951
C Leon McLaughlin 26 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 21st / 193rd pick / 1947
RG Bill Lange 23 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 30th / 389th pick / 1950
RT Tom Dahms 24 Rook 0
RE Elroy Hirsch*+ 28 5 0 66 catches for 1,495 yards, 17 td, & 1 rush for 3 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
 Defensive Starters
LDE Larry Brink*+ 28 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 150th pick / 1948
LDT Jim Winkler 24 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 27th pick / 1949
MG Stan West* 25 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 12th pick / 1950
RDT Jack Halliday 23 Rook 0 Baltimore Colts / 5th / 54th pick / 1950
RDE Andy Robustelli 26 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1951
LLB Don Paul* 26 3 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 21st pick / 1947
RLB Tank Younger*+ 23 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LDH Jerry Williams 28 2 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 63rd pick / 1949
RDH Woodley Lewis 26 1 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 103rd pick / 1950
LS Norb Hecker 24 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 72nd pick / 1951
RS Herb Rich 23 1 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 6th / 67th pick / 1950
 Special Teams Starters
K Bob Waterfield* 31 6 10 13 of 23 field goals & 41 of 43 extra points Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
P Norm Van Brocklin* 25 2 2 48 punts for a 41.5 average, 1 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
PR Glenn Davis 27 1 0 15 punt returns for a 5.7 average and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 1947
KR Vitamin Smith 28 2 0 15 kick returns for a 18.3 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
80 Bob Boyd 23 12 0 201 6-2 Loyola Marymount 3/7/1928 1
63 Larry Brink*+ 28 LDE 12 0 236 6-5 Northern Illinois 9/12/1923 3 Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 150th pick / 1948
72 Bobby Collier 22 11 0 230 6-3 SMU 12/11/1929 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 233rd pick / 1950
71 Tom Dahms 24 RT 12 0 242 6-5 San Diego St. 4/19/1927 Rook
67 Dick Daugherty 22 LG 12 0 219 6-1 Oregon 3/31/1929 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 217th pick / 1951
41 Glenn Davis 27 PR 11 0 172 5-9 Cal Poly-Pomona,Army 12/26/1924 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 1947
55 Tom Fears 29 LE 7 0 216 6-2 Santa Clara,UCLA 12/3/1922 3 Cleveland Rams / 11th / 103rd pick / 1945
58 Jack Finlay 30 9 0 217 6-1 UCLA 9/8/1921 4
73 Jack Halliday 23 RDT 11 0 238 6-3 SMU 6/2/1928 Rook Baltimore Colts / 5th / 54th pick / 1950
88 Norb Hecker 24 LS 10 0 193 6-2 Baldwin-Wallace 5/26/1927 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 72nd pick / 1951
40 Elroy Hirsch*+ 28 RE 12 0 190 6-2 Wisconsin,Michigan 6/17/1923 5 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
31 Dick Hoerner 29 FB 12 0 220 6-4 Iowa 7/25/1922 4 Cleveland Rams / 17th / 169th pick / 1945
27 Marvin Johnson 24 9 0 183 5-11 San Jose St. 4/13/1927 Rook
24 Tommy Kalmanir 25 12 0 171 5-8 Pittsburgh,Nevada-Reno 3/30/1926 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 25th / 229th pick / 1947
10 Tom Keane 25 10 0 192 6-1 Ohio St.,West Virginia 9/7/1926 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 18th pick / 1948
26 Bill Lange 23 RG 12 0 239 6-1 Dayton 1/12/1928 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 30th / 389th pick / 1950
30 Woodley Lewis 26 RDH 12 0 185 6-0 Oregon 6/14/1925 1 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 103rd pick / 1950
50 Leon McLaughlin 26 C 12 0 228 6-2 UCLA 5/30/1925 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 21st / 193rd pick / 1947
57 Don Paul* 26 LLB 12 0 228 6-1 UCLA 3/18/1925 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 21st pick / 1947
52 Joe Reid 22 11 0 225 6-3 LSU 3/18/1929 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 13th / 156th pick / 1951
42 Herb Rich 23 RS 7 0 181 5-11 Vanderbilt 10/7/1928 1 Baltimore Colts / 6th / 67th pick / 1950
84 Andy Robustelli 26 RDE 11 0 230 6-1 Arnold 12/6/1925 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1951
76 Don Simensen 25 LT 12 0 220 6-2 St. Thomas 9/11/1926 Rook
77 Vitamin Smith 28 KR 12 0 179 5-8 Abilene Christian 10/30/1923 2
44 Harry Thompson 25 12 0 225 6-2 UCLA 1/8/1926 1
70 Charlie Toogood 24 8 0 232 6-0 Nebraska 7/16/1927 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 35th pick / 1951
Cleveland Browns / 26th / 338th pick / 1950
32 Dan Towler* 23 12 0 225 6-2 Washington & Jefferson 3/6/1928 1 Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 324th pick / 1950
25 Norm Van Brocklin* 25 P 12 2 190 6-1 Oregon 3/15/1926 2 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
7 Bob Waterfield* 31 K 11 10 200 6-1 UCLA 7/26/1920 6 Cleveland Rams / 5th / 42nd pick / 1944
11 Stan West* 25 MG 12 0 235 6-2 Oklahoma 9/22/1926 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 12th pick / 1950
33 Jerry Williams 28 LDH 10 0 175 5-10 Idaho,Washington St. 11/1/1923 2 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 63rd pick / 1949
78 Jim Winkler 24 LDT 12 0 250 6-2 Texas A&M 7/21/1927 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 27th pick / 1949
13 Tank Younger*+ 23 RLB 12 0 225 6-3 Grambling St. 6/25/1928 2
56 Jack Zilly 30 4 0 212 6-2 Notre Dame 11/11/1921 4 Cleveland Rams / 4th / 32nd pick / 1945
Team Total 25.5 12 211.9 6-1.2 1.5