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1965 Los Angeles Rams

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4-10-0, NFL West Division  · 1965 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.9, Offense: -1.1, Defense: 4.0, SoS: 7.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 269 points (19.2/g), 11th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 328 points (23.4/g), 9th.
 Differential of -59 points (-4.2/g), 12th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-8.6.

Coach: Harland Svare (4-10-0)

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 Roman Gabriel 25 3 4 83 for 173, 1,321 yards, 11 td, 5 int, & 23 rushes for 79 yards and 2 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 1st pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
HB Les Josephson 23 1 0 71 rushes for 225 yards, 0 td, & 18 catches for 169 yards and 0 td
FB Dick Bass 28 5 0 121 rushes for 549 yards, 2 td, & 21 catches for 230 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1959
FL Tommy McDonald* 31 8 0 67 catches for 1,036 yards, 9 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1957
SE Jack Snow 22 Rook 0 38 catches for 559 yards, 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 8th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 54th pick / 1965
TE Marlin McKeever 25 4 0 44 catches for 542 yards, 4 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1961
LT Joe Carollo 25 3 0 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 18th / 139th pick / 1962
LG Don Chuy 24 2 0 Houston Oilers / 5th / 38th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 67th pick / 1963
C Ken Iman 26 5 14
RG Joe Scibelli 26 4 14 2 fumbles recovered New York Titans / 10th / 77th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 130th pick / 1961
RT Charlie Cowan 27 4 0 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Deacon Jones*+ 27 4 0 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 186th pick / 1961
LDT Merlin Olsen* 25 3 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
RDT Rosey Grier 33 10 0 New York Giants / 3rd / 31st pick / 1955
RDE Lamar Lundy 30 8 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 47th pick / 1957
LLB Tony Guillory 23 Rook 14 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 93rd pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 15th / 114th pick / 1965
MLB Doug Woodlief 22 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 65th pick / 1965
RLB Dan Currie 30 7 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1958
LCB Clancy Williams 23 Rook 0 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1965
RCB Danny McIlhany 22 Rook 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LS Chuck Lamson 26 3 0 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 43rd pick / 1961
RS Eddie Meador* 28 6 0 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
 Special Teams Starters
K Bruce Gossett 24 1 0 15 of 26 field goals & 30 of 32 extra points
P Billy Lothridge 23 1 0 42 punts for a 38.5 average, 1 blocked Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 73rd pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 12th / 95th pick / 1964
PR Jim Stiger 24 2 0 13 punt returns for a 8.2 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 19th / 258th pick / 1963
KR Willie Brown 23 1 0 24 kick returns for a 25.6 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 6th / 48th pick / 1964

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
11 Terry Baker 24 9 0 200 6-3 Oregon St. 5/5/1941 2 3 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1963
San Diego Chargers / 12th / 90th pick / 1963
22 Dick Bass 28 FB 12 0 197 5-10 Pacific 3/15/1937 5 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1959
81 Fred Brown 22 14 0 240 6-4 Miami (FL) 5/4/1943 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 37th pick / 1965
Boston Patriots / 8th / 63rd pick / 1965
26 Willie Brown 23 KR 14 0 188 6-0 USC 3/21/1942 1 2 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 32nd pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 6th / 48th pick / 1964
23 Mac Byrd 23 2 0 215 6-0 USC 4/28/1942 Rook 2
63 Joe Carollo 25 LT 14 0 265 6-2 Notre Dame 3/25/1940 3 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 18th / 139th pick / 1962
62 Don Chuy 24 LG 11 0 260 6-0 Clemson 7/20/1941 2 6 Houston Oilers / 5th / 38th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 67th pick / 1963
73 Charlie Cowan 27 RT 13 0 264 6-4 New Mex. Highlands 6/19/1938 4 6 Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
58 Dan Currie 30 RLB 14 0 235 6-3 Michigan St. 6/27/1935 7 5 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1958
18 Roman Gabriel 25 QB 7 4 220 6-5 North Carolina St. 8/5/1940 3 6 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 1st pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
30 Bruce Gossett 24 K 14 0 204 6-1 Ferrum,Clarion,Duquesne,Richmond 11/9/1941 1 4
76 Rosey Grier 33 RDT 14 0 284 6-5 Penn St. 7/14/1932 10 5 New York Giants / 3rd / 31st pick / 1955
88 Tony Guillory 23 LLB 14 14 236 6-4 Nebraska,Lamar 11/10/1942 Rook 5 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 93rd pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 15th / 114th pick / 1965
20 Steve Heckard 22 13 0 195 6-1 USC,Davidson 4/12/1943 Rook 0
50 Ken Iman 26 C 14 14 240 6-1 SE Missouri St. 2/8/1939 5 6
75 Deacon Jones*+ 27 LDE 14 0 272 6-5 South Carolina St.,Miss. Valley St. 12/9/1938 4 9 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 186th pick / 1961
34 Les Josephson 23 HB 13 0 207 6-1 Augustana (SD) 7/29/1942 1 3
13 Jon Kilgore 22 5 0 205 6-1 Auburn 12/3/1943 Rook 1
44 Chuck Lamson 26 LS 13 0 190 6-0 Iowa St.,Wyoming 3/14/1939 3 5 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 43rd pick / 1961
89 Cliff Livingston 35 10 0 218 6-3 UCLA 7/2/1930 11 3
10 Billy Lothridge 23 P 9 0 194 6-1 Georgia Tech 1/1/1942 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 73rd pick / 1964
Oakland Raiders / 12th / 95th pick / 1964
85 Lamar Lundy 30 RDE 12 0 245 6-7 Purdue 4/17/1935 8 5 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 47th pick / 1957
52 Frank Marchlewski 22 14 0 240 6-2 Minnesota 10/14/1943 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 152nd pick / 1965
42 Aaron Martin 23 db 4 4 190 6-0 North Carolina Central 2/10/1942 1 2
29 Tommy McDonald* 31 FL 14 0 178 5-9 Oklahoma 7/26/1934 8 10 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1957
17 Danny McIlhany 22 RCB 10 0 195 6-1 Texas A&M 1/12/1943 Rook 5
86 Marlin McKeever 25 TE 12 0 235 6-1 USC 1/1/1940 4 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1961
21 Eddie Meador* 28 RS 14 0 193 5-11 Arkansas Tech 8/10/1937 6 7 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
78 Frank Molden 23 11 0 276 6-5 Jackson St. 7/28/1942 Rook 3 Houston Oilers / 5th / 34th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 11th / 143rd pick / 1965
19 Bill Munson 24 QB 10 10 203 6-2 Utah St. 8/11/1941 1 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 16th / 126th pick / 1964
74 Merlin Olsen* 25 LDT 14 0 270 6-5 Utah St. 9/15/1940 3 8 Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
72 Roger Pillath 24 14 0 242 6-4 Wisconsin 12/21/1941 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 39th pick / 1964
Buffalo Bills / 7th / 53rd pick / 1964
64 Tim Powell 23 8 0 248 6-4 Northwestern 9/2/1942 Rook 2
43 Jerry Richardson 24 14 0 190 6-3 West Texas A&M 11/13/1941 1 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 35th pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 7th / 54th pick / 1964
71 Joe Scibelli 26 RG 14 14 256 6-1 Notre Dame 4/19/1939 4 6 New York Titans / 10th / 77th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 130th pick / 1961
23 Bobby Smith 27 7 0 197 5-11 UCLA 7/5/1938 3 2 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 88th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 26th / 205th pick / 1961
14 Ron Smith 23 1 0 220 6-5 Wake Forest,Richmond 6/27/1942 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 131st pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 23rd / 184th pick / 1964
84 Jack Snow 22 SE 14 0 190 6-2 Notre Dame 1/25/1943 Rook 6 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 8th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 54th pick / 1965
26 Jim Stiger 24 PR 6 0 204 5-11 Washington 1/7/1941 2 0 Dallas Cowboys / 19th / 258th pick / 1963
61 Mike Strofolino 21 9 0 230 6-2 Villanova 2/6/1944 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 50th pick / 1965
Denver Broncos / 13th / 97th pick / 1965
87 Billy Truax 22 14 0 240 6-5 LSU 7/15/1943 1 1 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1964
Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1964
70 Frank Varrichione 33 11 0 234 6-1 Notre Dame 1/14/1932 10 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 6th pick / 1955
54 Joe Wendryhoski 27 4 0 245 6-2 Illinois 3/1/1938 1 2 New York Titans / 13th / 101st pick / 1961
24 Clancy Williams 23 LCB 12 0 194 6-3 Washington St. 9/24/1942 Rook 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1965
36 Ben Wilson 26 14 0 225 6-0 USC 3/9/1939 2 3 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 68th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 28th / 224th pick / 1962
57 Doug Woodlief 22 MLB 14 0 225 6-3 Memphis 9/4/1943 Rook 6 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 65th pick / 1965
Team Total 25.1 14 223.8 6-2.0 2.6