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1964 Los Angeles Rams

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5-7-2, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1964 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.7, Offense: 0.2, Defense: -1.0, SoS: 3.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 283 points (20.2/g), 8th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 339 points (24.2/g), 12th.
 Differential of -56 points (-4.0/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 5.5-8.5.

Coach: Harland Svare (5-7-2)

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 Bill Munson 23 Rook 8 108 for 223, 1,533 yards, 9 td, 15 int, & 19 rushes for 150 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 16th / 126th pick / 1964
HB Ben Wilson 25 1 0 159 rushes for 553 yards, 5 td, & 15 catches for 116 yards and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 68th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 28th / 224th pick / 1962
FB Les Josephson 22 Rook 0 96 rushes for 451 yards, 3 td, & 21 catches for 269 yards and 1 td
FL Bucky Pope 23 Rook 0 25 catches for 786 yards, 10 td, & 2 rushes for 11 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 105th pick / 1964
SE Red Phillips 28 6 0 17 catches for 245 yards, 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1958
TE Marlin McKeever 24 3 0 41 catches for 582 yards, 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1961
LT Joe Carollo 24 2 0 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 18th / 139th pick / 1962
LG Charlie Cowan 26 3 0 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
C Art Hunter 31 10 0 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1954
RG Don Chuy 23 1 0 Houston Oilers / 5th / 38th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 67th pick / 1963
RT Frank Varrichione 32 9 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1955
 Defensive Starters
LDE Deacon Jones* 26 3 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 186th pick / 1961
LDT Merlin Olsen* 24 2 0 Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
RDT Rosey Grier 32 9 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New York Giants / 3rd / 31st pick / 1955
RDE Lamar Lundy 29 7 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 47th pick / 1957
LLB Jack Pardee 28 7 0 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
MLB Mike Henry 28 5 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 100th pick / 1958
RLB Cliff Livingston 34 10 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered
LCB Jerry Richardson 23 Rook 0 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 35th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 7th / 54th pick / 1964
RCB Aaron Martin 22 Rook 9 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LS Bobby Smith 26 2 0 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 26th / 205th pick / 1961
RS Eddie Meador* 27 5 0 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
 Special Teams Starters
K Bruce Gossett 23 Rook 0 18 of 24 field goals & 31 of 33 extra points
P Danny Villanueva 27 4 0 82 punts for a 44.1 average, 0 blocked
PR Carver Shannon 26 2 0 15 punt returns for a 5.4 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 224th pick / 1959
KR Bobby Smith 26 2 0 20 kick returns for a 24.4 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 26th / 205th pick / 1961

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
25 Duane Allen 27 7 0 225 6-4 Mount San Antonio JC 10/21/1937 3 0 Denver Broncos / 33rd / 258th pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 116th pick / 1961
15 Terry Baker 23 5 0 200 6-3 Oregon St. 5/5/1941 1 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 12th / 90th pick / 1963
22 Dick Bass 27 9 0 197 5-10 Pacific 3/15/1937 4 3 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1959
26 Willie Brown 22 9 0 188 6-0 USC 3/21/1942 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 6th / 48th pick / 1964
45 Frank Budka 22 db 14 2 194 6-0 Notre Dame 3/20/1942 Rook 2 Chicago Bears / 4th / 56th pick / 1964
63 Joe Carollo 24 LT 14 0 265 6-2 Notre Dame 3/25/1940 2 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 18th / 139th pick / 1962
62 Don Chuy 23 RG 12 0 260 6-0 Clemson 7/20/1941 1 6 Houston Oilers / 5th / 38th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 67th pick / 1963
73 Charlie Cowan 26 LG 14 0 264 6-4 New Mex. Highlands 6/19/1938 3 6 Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
41 Lindon Crow 31 9 0 195 6-1 USC 4/4/1933 9 3 Chicago Cardinals / 2nd / 14th pick / 1955
81 Carroll Dale 26 13 0 200 6-2 Virginia Tech 4/24/1938 4 5 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 86th pick / 1960
67 Roger Davis 26 11 0 240 6-3 Syracuse 6/23/1938 4 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 7th pick / 1960
18 Roman Gabriel 24 qb 7 6 220 6-5 North Carolina St. 8/5/1940 2 4 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 1st pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
30 Bruce Gossett 23 K 14 0 204 6-1 Ferrum,Clarion,Duquesne,Richmond 11/9/1941 Rook 7
76 Rosey Grier 32 RDT 14 14 284 6-5 Penn St. 7/14/1932 9 6 New York Giants / 3rd / 31st pick / 1955
60 Marv Harris 22 14 0 237 6-1 Stanford 7/8/1942 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 13th / 175th pick / 1964
53 Mike Henry 28 MLB 14 0 220 6-2 USC 8/15/1936 5 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 100th pick / 1958
56 Art Hunter 31 C 14 0 245 6-4 Notre Dame 4/24/1933 10 6 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1954
75 Deacon Jones* 26 LDE 14 0 272 6-5 South Carolina St.,Miss. Valley St. 12/9/1938 3 9 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 186th pick / 1961
34 Les Josephson 22 FB 14 0 207 6-1 Augustana (SD) 7/29/1942 Rook 6
83 Gary Larsen 24 14 0 261 6-5 Concordia-Moorhead (MN) 3/13/1940 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 133rd pick / 1964
89 Cliff Livingston 34 RLB 14 14 218 6-3 UCLA 7/2/1930 10 6
85 Lamar Lundy 29 RDE 13 0 245 6-7 Purdue 4/17/1935 7 6 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 47th pick / 1957
42 Aaron Martin 22 RCB 14 9 190 6-0 North Carolina Central 2/10/1942 Rook 5
86 Marlin McKeever 24 TE 14 0 235 6-1 USC 1/1/1940 3 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1961
21 Eddie Meador* 27 RS 14 0 193 5-11 Arkansas Tech 8/10/1937 5 8 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
19 Bill Munson 23 QB 11 8 203 6-2 Utah St. 8/11/1941 Rook 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 16th / 126th pick / 1964
74 Merlin Olsen* 24 LDT 14 0 270 6-5 Utah St. 9/15/1940 2 8 Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
32 Jack Pardee 28 LLB 14 0 225 6-2 Texas A&M 4/19/1936 7 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
82 Red Phillips 28 SE 7 0 197 6-1 Auburn 2/5/1936 6 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1958
80 Bucky Pope 23 FL 14 0 195 6-5 Duke,Catawba 3/23/1941 Rook 8 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 105th pick / 1964
43 Jerry Richardson 23 LCB 14 0 190 6-3 West Texas A&M 11/13/1941 Rook 7 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 35th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 7th / 54th pick / 1964
71 Joe Scibelli 25 14 0 256 6-1 Notre Dame 4/19/1939 3 3 New York Titans / 10th / 77th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 130th pick / 1961
47 Carver Shannon 26 PR 12 0 198 6-1 Southern Illinois 4/28/1938 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 19th / 224th pick / 1959
23 Bobby Smith 26 KR 14 0 197 5-11 UCLA 7/5/1938 2 6 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 26th / 205th pick / 1961
87 Billy Truax 21 10 0 240 6-5 LSU 7/15/1943 Rook 0 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1964
Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1964
70 Frank Varrichione 32 RT 10 0 234 6-1 Notre Dame 1/14/1932 9 6 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1955
11 Danny Villanueva 27 P 14 0 200 5-11 New Mexico St. 11/5/1937 4 3
46 Andy Von Sonn 24 llb 14 7 229 6-2 UCLA 11/5/1940 Rook 3 Chicago Bears / 14th / 189th pick / 1962
Denver Broncos / 27th / 210th pick / 1962
54 Joe Wendryhoski 26 13 0 245 6-2 Illinois 3/1/1938 Rook 3 New York Titans / 13th / 101st pick / 1961
55 Fred Whittingham 25 5 0 240 6-1 BYU,Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 2/4/1939 Rook 2
36 Ben Wilson 25 HB 14 0 225 6-0 USC 3/9/1939 1 5 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 68th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 28th / 224th pick / 1962
Team Total 25.6 14 224.5 6-2.1 3.0