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1957 Los Angeles Rams

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6-6-0, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1957 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.7, Offense: 6.1, Defense: -3.4, SoS: 0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 307 points (25.6/g), 1st of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 278 points (23.2/g), 10th.
 Differential of 29 points (2.4/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 6.7-5.3.

Coach: Sid Gillman (6-6-0)

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

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 Norm Van Brocklin 31 8 12 132 for 265, 2,105 yards, 20 td, 21 int, & 10 rushes for -4 yards and 4 td Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
FB Tank Younger 29 8 0 96 rushes for 401 yards, 3 td, & 8 catches for 61 yards and 0 td
LH Tommy Wilson* 25 1 0 127 rushes for 616 yards, 3 td, & 7 catches for 95 yards and 1 td
FL Bob Boyd 29 7 0 29 catches for 534 yards, 3 td
LE Elroy Hirsch 34 11 0 32 catches for 477 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for 8 yards and 0 td Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
LT Bob Fry 27 4 0 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 36th pick / 1953
LG Duane Putnam*+ 29 5 0 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 66th pick / 1952
C Bob Griffin 28 4 0 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 25th pick / 1952
RG John Hock 30 7 0 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 99th pick / 1950
RT Ken Panfil 27 1 0 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 70th pick / 1954
RE Leon Clarke 24 1 0 23 catches for 442 yards, 4 td, & 1 rush for -4 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1956
 Defensive Starters
LDE Paul Miller 27 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1953
LDT Frank Fuller 28 4 0 Los Angeles Rams / 26th / 313th pick / 1952
MG Les Richter* 27 3 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
RDT Art Hauser 28 3 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 58th pick / 1954
RDE Billy Ray Sr. Smith 22 Rook 12 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1957
LLB Larry Morris 24 2 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1955
RLB Dick Daugherty* 28 6 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 217th pick / 1951
LDH Del Shofner 23 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1957
RDH Jesse Whittenton 23 1 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1956
LS Don Burroughs 26 2 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RS Will Sherman 30 5 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New York Yanks / 26th / 311th pick / 1951
 Special Teams Starters
K Paige Cothren 22 Rook 0 11 of 19 field goals & 38 of 38 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 22nd / 256th pick / 1957
P Norm Van Brocklin 31 8 12 54 punts for a 44.3 average, 0 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
PR Ron Waller 24 2 0 16 punt returns for a 2.1 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1955
KR Jon Arnett* 22 Rook 0 18 kick returns for a 28.0 average and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1957

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
26 Jon Arnett* 22 KR 12 0 197 5-11 USC 4/20/1935 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1957
82 Bob Boyd 29 FL 12 0 201 6-2 Loyola Marymount 3/7/1928 7
21 Alex Bravo 27 12 0 190 6-0 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 7/27/1930 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 106th pick / 1954
25 Don Burroughs 26 LS 12 0 190 6-4 Colorado St. 8/19/1931 2
23 Jesse Castete 24 11 0 180 5-11 McNeese St. 9/3/1933 1 Chicago Bears / 24th / 287th pick / 1956
84 Leon Clarke 24 RE 9 0 232 6-4 USC 1/10/1933 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1956
36 Paige Cothren 22 K 12 0 201 5-11 Mississippi 7/12/1935 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 22nd / 256th pick / 1957
50 Dick Daugherty* 28 RLB 9 0 219 6-1 Oregon 3/31/1929 6 Los Angeles Rams / 18th / 217th pick / 1951
57 Bob Dougherty 25 10 0 240 6-1 Cincinnati,Kentucky 4/20/1932 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 20th / 238th pick / 1954
75 Bob Fry 27 LT 12 0 235 6-4 Kentucky 11/11/1930 4 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 36th pick / 1953
71 Frank Fuller 28 LDT 10 0 244 6-4 Kentucky 8/8/1929 4 Los Angeles Rams / 26th / 313th pick / 1952
58 Bob Griffin 28 C 12 0 235 6-3 Arkansas 2/12/1929 4 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 25th pick / 1952
65 Art Hauser 28 RDT 12 0 237 6-0 Xavier (OH) 6/19/1929 3 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 58th pick / 1954
40 Elroy Hirsch 34 LE 12 0 190 6-2 Wisconsin,Michigan 6/17/1923 11 Cleveland Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1945
63 John Hock 30 RG 12 0 230 6-2 Santa Clara 3/7/1927 7 Chicago Cardinals / 8th / 99th pick / 1950
79 Glenn Holtzman 27 12 0 250 6-3 North Texas 10/9/1930 2 Los Angeles Rams / 26th / 310th pick / 1954
62 John Houser 22 12 0 238 6-3 Redlands 6/21/1935 Rook
85 Lamar Lundy 22 DE 12 12 245 6-7 Purdue 4/17/1935 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 47th pick / 1957
34 Joe Marconi 23 10 0 225 6-2 West Virginia 2/6/1934 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1956
81 Paul Miller 27 LDE 12 0 226 6-2 LSU 11/8/1930 3 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1953
31 Larry Morris 24 LLB 6 0 226 6-2 Georgia Tech 12/10/1933 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1955
73 Ken Panfil 27 RT 12 0 262 6-6 Purdue 9/16/1930 1 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 70th pick / 1954
32 Jack Pardee 21 12 0 225 6-2 Texas A&M 4/19/1936 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
61 Duane Putnam*+ 29 LG 12 0 228 6-0 Pacific 9/5/1928 5 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 66th pick / 1952
48 Les Richter* 27 MG 12 0 238 6-3 California 10/6/1930 3 Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
43 Will Sherman 30 RS 10 0 190 6-2 St. Mary's (CA) 10/20/1927 5 New York Yanks / 26th / 311th pick / 1951
29 Del Shofner 23 LDH 12 0 186 6-3 Baylor 12/11/1934 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1957
80 Billy Ray Sr. Smith 22 RDE 12 12 240 6-4 Auburn,Arkansas 1/27/1935 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 26th pick / 1957
77 George Strugar 23 9 0 239 6-5 Washington 4/2/1934 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 27th pick / 1957
47 Corky Taylor 24 2 0 189 5-10 Kansas St. 10/31/1933 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 19th pick / 1955
11 Norm Van Brocklin 31 P 12 12 190 6-1 Oregon 3/15/1926 8 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 37th pick / 1949
9 Billy Wade 27 5 0 202 6-2 Vanderbilt 10/4/1930 3 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1952
27 Ron Waller 24 PR 11 0 180 5-11 Maryland 2/14/1933 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 15th pick / 1955
44 Jesse Whittenton 23 RDH 12 0 193 6-0 Texas-El Paso 5/9/1934 1 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1956
24 Tommy Wilson* 25 LH 11 0 203 6-0 none 9/1/1932 1
35 Tank Younger 29 FB 12 0 225 6-3 Grambling St. 6/25/1928 8
Team Total 25.9 12 217.3 6-2.0 2.7