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1962 Los Angeles Rams

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1-12-1, Finished 7th in NFL West Division  · 1962 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.0, Offense: -4.6, Defense: 0.6, SoS: 4.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 220 points (15.7/g), 14th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 334 points (23.9/g), 8th.
 Differential of -114 points (-8.1/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 3.8-10.2.

Coach: Harland Svare (0-5-1) and Bob Waterfield (1-7-0)

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 Training Camp: Chapman College (Orange, California)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Zeke Bratkowski 31 8 9 110 for 219, 1,541 yards, 9 td, 16 int, & 7 rushes for 14 yards and 0 td Chicago Bears / 2nd / 17th pick / 1953
HB Jon Arnett 27 5 0 76 rushes for 238 yards, 2 td, & 12 catches for 137 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1957
FB Dick Bass* 25 2 0 196 rushes for 1,033 yards, 6 td, & 30 catches for 262 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1959
FL Pervis Atkins 27 1 0 35 catches for 393 yards, 1 td, & 7 rushes for 19 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 30th pick / 1960
SE Red Phillips* 26 4 0 60 catches for 875 yards, 5 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1958
TE Carroll Dale 24 2 0 29 catches for 584 yards, 3 td Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 86th pick / 1960
LT Joe Carollo 22 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 18th / 139th pick / 1962
LG Charlie Cowan 24 1 0 Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
C Larry Hayes 27 1 0
RG Duane Putnam 34 10 0 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 66th pick / 1952
RT Frank Varrichione* 30 7 0 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1955
 Defensive Starters
LDE Deacon Jones 24 1 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 186th pick / 1961
LDT Merlin Olsen* 22 Rook 12 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
RDT John LoVetere 26 3 0
RDE Lamar Lundy 27 5 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 47th pick / 1957
LLB Marlin McKeever 22 1 0 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1961
MLB Mike Henry 26 3 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 100th pick / 1958
RLB Jack Pardee 26 5 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
LCB Eddie Meador 25 3 0 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
RCB Carver Shannon 24 Rook 0 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 224th pick / 1959
LS Lindon Crow 29 7 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1955
RS Charley Britt 24 2 0 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 25th pick / 1960
 Special Teams Starters
K Danny Villanueva 25 2 0 10 of 20 field goals & 26 of 27 extra points
P Danny Villanueva 25 2 0 87 punts for a 45.5 average, 1 blocked
PR Pervis Atkins 27 1 0 11 punt returns for a 8.5 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 30th pick / 1960
KR Pervis Atkins 27 1 0 28 kick returns for a 24.1 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 30th pick / 1960

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
25 Duane Allen 25 7 0 225 6-4 Mount San Antonio JC 10/21/1937 1 1 Denver Broncos / 33rd / 258th pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 116th pick / 1961
26 Jon Arnett 27 HB 10 0 197 5-11 USC 4/20/1935 5 3 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1957
27 Pervis Atkins 27 FL 14 0 230 6-1 San Francisco St.,New Mexico St. 11/24/1935 1 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 30th pick / 1960
22 Dick Bass* 25 FB 14 0 197 5-10 Pacific 3/15/1937 2 9 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1959
78 Jim Boeke 24 14 0 255 6-5 Heidelberg 9/11/1938 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 217th pick / 1960
12 Zeke Bratkowski 31 QB 13 9 210 6-2 Georgia 10/20/1931 8 4 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 17th pick / 1953
17 Charley Britt 24 RS 11 0 180 6-2 Georgia 3/20/1938 2 6 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 25th pick / 1960
60 Doug Brown 24 1 0 250 6-4 Fresno St. 5/31/1938 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 134th pick / 1960
63 Joe Carollo 22 LT 13 0 265 6-2 Notre Dame 3/25/1940 Rook 4 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 18th / 139th pick / 1962
51 Lou Cordileone 25 2 0 250 6-1 Clemson 8/4/1937 2 2 New York Giants / 1st / 12th pick / 1960
73 Charlie Cowan 24 LG 14 0 264 6-4 New Mex. Highlands 6/19/1938 1 4 Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
41 Lindon Crow 29 LS 14 0 195 6-1 USC 4/4/1933 7 7 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1955
81 Carroll Dale 24 TE 14 0 200 6-2 Virginia Tech 4/24/1938 2 5 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 86th pick / 1960
88 Karl Finch 23 7 0 195 6-3 Iowa,Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 7/7/1939 Rook 0
18 Roman Gabriel 22 qb 6 4 220 6-5 North Carolina St. 8/5/1940 Rook 2 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 1st pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
46 Alvin Hall 28 14 0 198 6-0 none 8/12/1934 1 3
31 Larry Hayes 27 C 9 0 220 6-3 Vanderbilt 7/21/1935 1 4
53 Mike Henry 26 MLB 14 0 220 6-2 USC 8/15/1936 3 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 100th pick / 1958
64 Roy Hord 28 3 0 244 6-4 Duke 12/25/1934 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 88th pick / 1957
56 Art Hunter 29 2 0 245 6-4 Notre Dame 4/24/1933 8 2 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1954
57 Bill Jobko 27 13 0 224 6-2 Ohio St. 10/7/1935 4 3 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1958
75 Deacon Jones 24 LDE 14 0 272 6-5 South Carolina St.,Miss. Valley St. 12/9/1938 1 6 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 186th pick / 1961
76 John LoVetere 26 RDT 14 0 280 6-4 Compton CC (CA) 5/31/1936 3 6
85 Lamar Lundy 27 RDE 14 0 245 6-7 Purdue 4/17/1935 5 6 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 47th pick / 1957
33 Ollie Matson 32 13 0 220 6-2 San Francisco 5/1/1930 10 0 Chicago Cardinals / 1st / 3rd pick / 1952
86 Marlin McKeever 22 LLB 14 0 235 6-1 USC 1/1/1940 1 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1961
21 Eddie Meador 25 LCB 14 0 193 5-11 Arkansas Tech 8/10/1937 3 6 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
9 Ron Miller 23 qb 6 1 190 6-0 Wisconsin 8/19/1939 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 41st pick / 1961
Houston Oilers / 21st / 168th pick / 1961
74 Merlin Olsen* 22 LDT 12 12 270 6-5 Utah St. 9/15/1940 Rook 8 Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
32 Jack Pardee 26 RLB 14 0 225 6-2 Texas A&M 4/19/1936 5 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
37 Art Perkins 22 13 0 225 6-0 North Texas 5/1/1940 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 44th pick / 1962
Houston Oilers / 18th / 143rd pick / 1962
82 Red Phillips* 26 SE 14 0 197 6-1 Auburn 2/5/1936 4 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1958
61 Duane Putnam 34 RG 11 0 228 6-0 Pacific 9/5/1928 10 4 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 66th pick / 1952
48 Les Richter 32 14 0 238 6-3 California 10/6/1930 8 3 Dallas Texans / 1st / 2nd pick / 1952
71 Joe Scibelli 23 14 0 256 6-1 Notre Dame 4/19/1939 1 2 New York Titans / 10th / 77th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 130th pick / 1961
47 Carver Shannon 24 RCB 12 0 198 6-1 Southern Illinois 4/28/1938 Rook 7 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 224th pick / 1959
34 Glenn Shaw 24 3 0 220 6-2 Kentucky 7/11/1938 2 1 Chicago Bears / 11th / 129th pick / 1960
23 Bobby Smith 24 14 0 197 5-11 UCLA 7/5/1938 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 26th / 205th pick / 1961
79 Larry Stephens 24 14 0 250 6-3 Texas 9/24/1938 2 3 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 18th pick / 1960
70 Frank Varrichione* 30 RT 12 0 234 6-1 Notre Dame 1/14/1932 7 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1955
11 Danny Villanueva 25 K 14 0 200 5-11 New Mexico St. 11/5/1937 2 8
Team Total 25.8 14 225.8 6-2.0 2.8