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1959 Los Angeles Rams

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2-10-0, Finished 6th in NFL West Division  · 1959 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.0, Offense: 0.7, Defense: -3.8, SoS: 3.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 242 points (20.2/g), 9th of 12 in the NFL. Allowed 315 points (26.2/g), 10th.
 Differential of -73 points (-6.1/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 4.2-7.8.

Coach: Sid Gillman (2-10-0)

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 Billy Wade 29 5 9 153 for 261, 2,001 yards, 12 td, 17 int, & 25 rushes for 95 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1952
FB Ollie Matson 29 7 0 161 rushes for 863 yards, 6 td, & 18 catches for 130 yards and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1952
LH Jon Arnett* 24 2 0 73 rushes for 371 yards, 2 td, & 38 catches for 419 yards and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1957
RH Red Phillips 23 1 9 0 rushes for 0 yards, 0 td, & 37 catches for 541 yards and 4 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1958
LE Del Shofner*+ 25 2 0 47 catches for 936 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 6 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1957
LT Bob Fry 29 6 0 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 36th pick / 1953
LG Duane Putnam 31 7 0 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 66th pick / 1952
C John Morrow 26 3 0 Los Angeles Rams / 28th / 336th pick / 1956
RG John Houser 24 2 0
RT Charlie Bradshaw 23 1 0 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 94th pick / 1957
RE Leon Clarke 26 3 0 29 catches for 453 yards, 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1956
 Defensive Starters
LDE Lamar Lundy* 24 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 47th pick / 1957
LDT John Baker 24 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 56th pick / 1958
RDT John LoVetere 23 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
RDE Lou Michaels 24 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1958
LLB Jack Pardee 23 2 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
MLB Les Richter* 29 5 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
RLB Roy Wilkins 26 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1957
LDH Tom Franckhauser 22 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1959
RDH Eddie Meador 22 Rook 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
LS Jack Morris 28 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 84th pick / 1956
RS Will Sherman 32 7 0 New York Yanks / 26th / 311th pick / 1951
 Special Teams Starters
K Lou Michaels 24 1 0 8 of 17 field goals & 12 of 14 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1958
P Del Shofner*+ 25 2 0 48 punts for a 41.8 average, 1 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1957
PR Jon Arnett* 24 2 0 17 punt returns for a 10.8 average and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1957
KR Ollie Matson 29 7 0 16 kick returns for a 22.9 average and 0 td Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1952

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
26 Jon Arnett* 24 LH 12 0 197 5-11 USC 4/20/1935 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1957
74 John Baker 24 LDT 12 0 279 6-6 North Carolina Central 6/10/1935 1 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 56th pick / 1958
79 Charlie Bradshaw 23 RT 12 0 255 6-6 Baylor 3/13/1936 1 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 94th pick / 1957
80 Gene Brito 34 2 0 226 6-1 Loyola Marymount 10/23/1925 8 Washington Redskins / 17th / 196th pick / 1951
25 Don Burroughs 28 10 0 190 6-4 Colorado St. 8/19/1931 4
84 Leon Clarke 26 RE 11 0 232 6-4 USC 1/10/1933 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1956
71 Paul Dickson 22 10 0 252 6-5 Baylor 2/26/1937 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1959
81 Tom Franckhauser 22 LDH 12 0 195 6-0 Purdue 5/26/1937 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1959
75 Bob Fry 29 LT 12 0 235 6-4 Kentucky 11/11/1930 6 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 36th pick / 1953
60 John Guzik 23 12 0 231 6-3 Pittsburgh 7/12/1936 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 41st pick / 1958
62 John Houser 24 RG 12 0 238 6-3 Redlands 6/21/1935 2
10 Buddy Humphrey 24 2 0 198 6-1 Baylor 9/29/1935 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1959
57 Bill Jobko 24 12 0 224 6-2 Ohio St. 10/7/1935 1 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1958
31 Carl Karilivacz 29 6 0 188 6-0 Syracuse 11/20/1930 6 Detroit Lions / 23rd / 277th pick / 1953
63 Buck Lansford 26 4 0 232 6-2 Texas 11/4/1933 4 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 22nd pick / 1955
76 John LoVetere 23 RDT 12 0 280 6-4 Compton CC (CA) 5/31/1936 Rook
85 Lamar Lundy* 24 LDE 12 0 245 6-7 Purdue 4/17/1935 2 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 47th pick / 1957
34 Joe Marconi 25 12 0 225 6-2 West Virginia 2/6/1934 3 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1956
33 Ollie Matson 29 FB 12 0 220 6-2 San Francisco 5/1/1930 7 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1952
21 Eddie Meador 22 RDH 12 0 193 5-11 Arkansas Tech 8/10/1937 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
83 Lou Michaels 24 K 12 0 243 6-2 Kentucky 9/28/1935 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1958
40 Jack Morris 28 LS 12 0 189 6-0 Oregon 11/1/1931 1 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 84th pick / 1956
51 John Morrow 26 C 11 0 244 6-3 Michigan 4/27/1933 3 Los Angeles Rams / 28th / 336th pick / 1956
32 Jack Pardee 23 LLB 12 0 225 6-2 Texas A&M 4/19/1936 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
82 Red Phillips 23 RH 9 9 197 6-1 Auburn 2/5/1936 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1958
61 Duane Putnam 31 LG 10 0 228 6-0 Pacific 9/5/1928 7 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 66th pick / 1952
48 Les Richter* 29 MLB 12 0 238 6-3 California 10/6/1930 5 Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
15 Frank Ryan 23 qb 10 3 199 6-3 Rice 7/12/1936 1 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 55th pick / 1958
70 Gene Selawski 24 12 0 252 6-4 Purdue 11/28/1935 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 104th pick / 1958
43 Will Sherman 32 RS 10 0 190 6-2 St. Mary's (CA) 10/20/1927 7 New York Yanks / 26th / 311th pick / 1951
29 Del Shofner*+ 25 LE 12 0 186 6-3 Baylor 12/11/1934 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1957
77 George Strugar 25 11 0 239 6-5 Washington 4/2/1934 2 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 27th pick / 1957
46 Clendon Thomas 24 10 0 196 6-2 Oklahoma 12/28/1935 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 19th pick / 1958
9 Billy Wade 29 QB 12 9 202 6-2 Vanderbilt 10/4/1930 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1952
35 Roy Wilkins 26 RLB 12 0 224 6-3 Georgia 12/26/1933 1 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 64th pick / 1957
88 Sam Williams 28 12 0 235 6-5 Michigan St. 3/9/1931 Rook Los Angeles Rams / 24th / 288th pick / 1956
24 Tommy Wilson 27 12 0 203 6-0 none 9/1/1932 3
Team Total 25.7 12 222.3 6-2.5 2.5