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1954 Los Angeles Rams

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6-5-1, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1954 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.8, Offense: 6.3, Defense: -1.5, SoS: 2.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 314 points (26.2/g), 3rd of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 285 points (23.8/g), 10th.
 Differential of 29 points (2.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 6.7-5.3.

Coach: Hampton Pool (6-5-1)

 Training Camp: University of Redlands (Redlands, California)

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 Norm Van Brocklin* 28 5 11 139 for 260, 2,637 yards, 13 td, 21 int, & 6 rushes for -10 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
FB Dan Towler* 26 4 0 149 rushes for 599 yards, 11 td, & 10 catches for 127 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 324th pick / 1950
LH Skeets Quinlan* 26 2 0 82 rushes for 490 yards, 4 td, & 18 catches for 324 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 49th pick / 1952
RH Elroy Hirsch 31 8 0 1 rush for 6 yards, 0 td, & 35 catches for 720 yards and 3 td Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
LE Tom Fears 32 6 0 36 catches for 546 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 10 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 11th / 103rd pick / 1945
LT Bobby Cross 23 2 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 9th / 104th pick / 1952
LG Duane Putnam* 26 2 0 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 66th pick / 1952
C Leon McLaughlin* 29 3 0 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 21st / 193rd pick / 1947
RG Harry Thompson 28 4 0 1 fumble recovered
RT Charlie Toogood 27 3 0 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 35th pick / 1951
RE Bob Boyd*+ 26 4 0 53 catches for 1,212 yards, 6 td
 Defensive Starters
LDE Duane Wardlow 22 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 130th pick / 1954
LDT Bud McFadin 26 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
MG Stan West 28 4 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 12th pick / 1950
RDT Gene Lipscomb 23 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDE Andy Robustelli 29 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1951
LLB Harland Svare 24 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 204th pick / 1953
RLB Don Paul 29 6 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 21st pick / 1947
LDH Woodley Lewis 29 4 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 103rd pick / 1950
RDH Hall Haynes 26 4 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 2nd / 19th pick / 1950
LS Will Sherman 27 2 0 6 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New York Yanks / 26th / 311th pick / 1951
RS Jack Dwyer 27 3 0 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 57th pick / 1951
 Special Teams Starters
K Les Richter* 24 Rook 0 8 of 15 field goals & 38 of 38 extra points Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
P Norm Van Brocklin* 28 5 11 44 punts for a 42.6 average, 0 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
PR Woodley Lewis 29 4 0 22 punt returns for a 3.7 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 103rd pick / 1950
KR Woodley Lewis 29 4 0 34 kick returns for a 24.6 average and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 103rd pick / 1950

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
42 Bill Bowers 26 8 0 198 6-0 USC 10/31/1928 Rook
82 Bob Boyd*+ 26 RE 12 0 201 6-2 Loyola Marymount 3/7/1928 4
88 Bob Carey 24 2 0 219 6-5 Michigan St. 2/8/1930 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 13th pick / 1952
73 Bobby Cross 23 LT 12 0 240 6-4 S.F. Austin 4/4/1931 2 Chicago Bears / 9th / 104th pick / 1952
71 Tom Dahms 27 12 0 242 6-5 San Diego St. 4/19/1927 3
48 Don Doll 28 12 0 185 5-10 USC 8/29/1926 5 Detroit Lions / 9th / 67th pick / 1948
29 Jack Dwyer 27 RS 11 0 175 5-11 Loyola Marymount 1/15/1927 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 57th pick / 1951
80 Tom Fears 32 LE 10 0 216 6-2 Santa Clara,UCLA 12/3/1922 6 Cleveland Rams / 11th / 103rd pick / 1945
58 Bob Griffin 25 12 0 235 6-3 Arkansas 2/12/1929 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 25th pick / 1952
65 Art Hauser 25 12 0 237 6-0 Xavier (OH) 6/19/1929 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 58th pick / 1954
22 Hall Haynes 26 RDH 11 0 187 6-0 Santa Clara 10/3/1928 4 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 19th pick / 1950
40 Elroy Hirsch 31 RH 12 0 190 6-2 Wisconsin,Michigan 6/17/1923 8 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
49 Ed Hughes 27 11 0 184 6-1 Cameron,North Carolina St.,Tulsa 10/23/1927 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 117th pick / 1954
20 Woodley Lewis 29 KR 12 0 185 6-0 Oregon 6/14/1925 4 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 103rd pick / 1950
78 Gene Lipscomb 23 RDT 11 0 284 6-6 none 8/9/1931 1
23 Tom McCormick 24 9 0 185 5-11 Pacific 5/16/1930 1 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 97th pick / 1952
62 Bud McFadin 26 LDT 12 0 260 6-3 Texas 8/21/1928 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
50 Leon McLaughlin* 29 C 12 0 228 6-2 UCLA 5/30/1925 3 Los Angeles Rams / 21st / 193rd pick / 1947
81 Paul Miller 24 12 0 226 6-2 LSU 11/8/1930 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1953
57 Don Paul 29 RLB 12 0 228 6-1 UCLA 3/18/1925 6 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 21st pick / 1947
61 Duane Putnam* 26 LG 11 0 228 6-0 Pacific 9/5/1928 2 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 66th pick / 1952
21 Skeets Quinlan* 26 LH 11 0 173 5-11 TCU,San Diego St. 6/22/1928 2 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 49th pick / 1952
67 Les Richter* 24 K 12 0 238 6-3 California 10/6/1930 Rook Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
84 Andy Robustelli 29 RDE 12 0 230 6-1 Arnold 12/6/1925 3 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1951
43 Will Sherman 27 LS 12 0 190 6-2 St. Mary's (CA) 10/20/1927 2 New York Yanks / 26th / 311th pick / 1951
76 Harland Svare 24 LLB 10 0 214 6-0 Washington St. 11/15/1930 1 Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 204th pick / 1953
66 Harry Thompson 28 RG 12 0 225 6-2 UCLA 1/8/1926 4
70 Charlie Toogood 27 RT 12 0 232 6-0 Nebraska 7/16/1927 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 35th pick / 1951
32 Dan Towler* 26 FB 12 0 225 6-2 Washington & Jefferson 3/6/1928 4 Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 324th pick / 1950
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 28 P 12 11 190 6-1 Oregon 3/15/1926 5 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
9 Billy Wade 24 qb 10 1 202 6-2 Vanderbilt 10/4/1930 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1952
86 Duane Wardlow 22 LDE 12 0 215 6-4 Washington 7/2/1932 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 130th pick / 1954
64 Stan West 28 MG 9 0 235 6-2 Oklahoma 9/22/1926 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 12th pick / 1950
35 Tank Younger 26 8 0 225 6-3 Grambling St. 6/25/1928 5
Team Total 26.4 12 215.5 6-1.6 2.6