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1955 Los Angeles Rams

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8-3-1, NFL West Division  · 1955 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.3, Offense: -1.2, Defense: -0.2, SoS: -3.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 260 points (21.7/g), 4th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 231 points (19.2/g), 4th.
 Differential of 29 points (2.4/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 6.8-5.2.

Coach: Sid Gillman (8-3-1)

 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* 29 6 12 144 for 272, 1,890 yards, 8 td, 15 int, & 11 rushes for 24 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
FB Tank Younger* 27 6 0 138 rushes for 644 yards, 5 td, & 6 catches for 51 yards and 0 td
LH Ron Waller* 22 Rook 0 151 rushes for 716 yards, 7 td, & 24 catches for 228 yards and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1955
RH Elroy Hirsch 32 9 0 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 25 catches for 460 yards and 2 td Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
LE Tom Fears 33 7 0 44 catches for 569 yards, 2 td Cleveland Rams / 11th / 103rd pick / 1945
LT Bobby Cross 24 3 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 9th / 104th pick / 1952
LG Duane Putnam*+ 27 3 12 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 66th pick / 1952
C Leon McLaughlin 30 4 0 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 21st / 193rd pick / 1947
RG John Hock 28 5 0 1 fumble recovered Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 99th pick / 1950
RT Charlie Toogood 28 4 0 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 35th pick / 1951
Cleveland Browns / 26th / 338th pick / 1950
RE Bob Boyd 27 5 0 22 catches for 383 yards, 3 td
 Defensive Starters
LDE Paul Miller* 25 1 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1953
LDT Bud McFadin* 27 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
MG Jack Ellena 24 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1953
RDT Gene Lipscomb 24 2 0
RDE Andy Robustelli*+ 30 4 0 1 interception, 5 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1951
LLB Bob Griffin 26 2 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 25th pick / 1952
RLB Les Richter* 25 1 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
LDH Ed Hughes 28 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 117th pick / 1954
RDH Jim Cason 28 7 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 55th pick / 1948
LS Don Burroughs 24 Rook 0 9 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Will Sherman*+ 28 3 0 11 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Yanks / 26th / 311th pick / 1951
 Special Teams Starters
K Les Richter* 25 1 0 13 of 24 field goals & 30 of 31 extra points Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
P Norm Van Brocklin* 29 6 12 60 punts for a 44.6 average, 0 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
PR Woodley Lewis 30 5 0 29 punt returns for a 3.6 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 103rd pick / 1950
KR Woodley Lewis 30 5 0 20 kick returns for a 22.5 average and 0 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)
86 Jack Bighead 25 2 0 215 6-3 Pepperdine 4/23/1930 1 Dallas Texans / 15th / 170th pick / 1952
82 Bob Boyd 27 RE 7 0 201 6-2 Loyola Marymount 3/7/1928 5
25 Don Burroughs 24 LS 12 0 190 6-4 Colorado St. 8/19/1931 Rook
41 Jim Cason 28 RDH 12 0 171 6-0 LSU 7/25/1927 7 Chicago Cardinals / 7th / 55th pick / 1948
57 Bobby Cross 24 LT 12 0 240 6-4 S.F. Austin 4/4/1931 3 Chicago Bears / 9th / 104th pick / 1952
29 Jack Dwyer 28 2 0 175 5-11 Loyola Marymount 1/15/1927 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 5th / 57th pick / 1951
60 Jack Ellena 24 MG 12 0 225 6-1 UCLA 10/27/1931 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1953
80 Tom Fears 33 LE 12 0 216 6-2 Santa Clara,UCLA 12/3/1922 7 Cleveland Rams / 11th / 103rd pick / 1945
68 Sid Fournet 23 12 0 235 6-0 LSU 8/27/1932 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 20th pick / 1955
71 Frank Fuller 26 12 0 244 6-4 Kentucky 8/8/1929 2 Los Angeles Rams / 26th / 313th pick / 1952
58 Bob Griffin 26 LLB 12 0 235 6-3 Arkansas 2/12/1929 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 25th pick / 1952
65 Art Hauser 26 12 0 237 6-0 Xavier (OH) 6/19/1929 1 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 58th pick / 1954
22 Hall Haynes 27 9 0 187 6-0 Santa Clara 10/3/1928 5 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 19th pick / 1950
40 Elroy Hirsch 32 RH 9 0 190 6-2 Wisconsin,Michigan 6/17/1923 9 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
63 John Hock 28 RG 12 0 230 6-2 Santa Clara 3/7/1927 5 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 99th pick / 1950
79 Glenn Holtzman 25 12 0 250 6-3 North Texas 10/9/1930 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 26th / 310th pick / 1954
49 Ed Hughes 28 LDH 12 0 184 6-1 Cameron,North Carolina St.,Tulsa 10/23/1927 1 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 117th pick / 1954
20 Woodley Lewis 30 KR 12 0 185 6-0 Oregon 6/14/1925 5 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 103rd pick / 1950
78 Gene Lipscomb 24 RDT 12 0 284 6-6 none 8/9/1931 2
89 Bob Long 21 1 0 232 6-3 UCLA 2/24/1934 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 18th pick / 1955
23 Tom McCormick 25 6 0 185 5-11 Pacific 5/16/1930 2 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 97th pick / 1952
62 Bud McFadin* 27 LDT 12 0 260 6-3 Texas 8/21/1928 3 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1951
50 Leon McLaughlin 30 C 12 0 228 6-2 UCLA 5/30/1925 4 Los Angeles Rams / 21st / 193rd pick / 1947
81 Paul Miller* 25 LDE 12 0 226 6-2 LSU 11/8/1930 1 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1953
56 Larry Morris 22 12 0 226 6-2 Georgia Tech 12/10/1933 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1955
57 Don Paul 30 8 0 228 6-1 UCLA 3/18/1925 7 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 21st pick / 1947
61 Duane Putnam*+ 27 LG 12 12 228 6-0 Pacific 9/5/1928 3 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 66th pick / 1952
21 Skeets Quinlan 27 6 0 173 5-11 TCU,San Diego St. 6/22/1928 3 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 49th pick / 1952
67 Les Richter* 25 K 12 0 238 6-3 California 10/6/1930 1 Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
84 Andy Robustelli*+ 30 RDE 12 0 230 6-1 Arnold 12/6/1925 4 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 228th pick / 1951
43 Will Sherman*+ 28 RS 12 0 190 6-2 St. Mary's (CA) 10/20/1927 3 New York Yanks / 26th / 311th pick / 1951
48 Corky Taylor 22 10 0 189 5-10 Kansas St. 10/31/1933 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 19th pick / 1955
70 Charlie Toogood 28 RT 12 0 232 6-0 Nebraska 7/16/1927 4 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 35th pick / 1951
Cleveland Browns / 26th / 338th pick / 1950
32 Dan Towler 27 7 0 225 6-2 Washington & Jefferson 3/6/1928 5 Los Angeles Rams / 25th / 324th pick / 1950
11 Norm Van Brocklin* 29 P 12 12 190 6-1 Oregon 3/15/1926 6 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
9 Billy Wade 25 7 0 202 6-2 Vanderbilt 10/4/1930 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1952
27 Ron Waller* 22 LH 12 0 180 5-11 Maryland 2/14/1933 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1955
35 Tank Younger* 27 FB 8 0 225 6-3 Grambling St. 6/25/1928 6
Team Total 26.4 12 215.3 6-1.5 2.9