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1966 Los Angeles Rams

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8-6-0, NFL West Division  · 1966 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.0, Offense: -0.5, Defense: 6.5, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 289 points (20.6/g), 10th of 15 in the NFL. Allowed 212 points (15.1/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 77 points (5.5/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-4.5.

Coach: George Allen (8-6-0)

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

Starters

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),Hide Non-primary Starters
Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Roman Gabriel 26 4 14 217 for 397, 2,540 yards, 10 td, 16 int, & 52 rushes for 176 yards and 3 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 1st pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
HB Tom Moore 28 6 14 104 rushes for 272 yards, 1 td, & 60 catches for 433 yards and 3 td Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1960
FB Dick Bass* 29 6 0 248 rushes for 1,090 yards, 8 td, & 31 catches for 274 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1959
FL Tommy McDonald 32 9 0 55 catches for 714 yards, 2 td Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1957
SE Jack Snow 23 1 14 34 catches for 634 yards, 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 8th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 54th pick / 1965
TE Billy Truax 23 2 0 29 catches for 314 yards, 0 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1964
Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1964
LT Joe Carollo 26 4 14 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 18th / 139th pick / 1962
LG Tom Mack 23 Rook 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1966
C Ken Iman 27 6 14
RG Joe Scibelli 27 5 14 New York Titans / 10th / 77th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 130th pick / 1961
RT Charlie Cowan 28 5 14 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Deacon Jones*+ 28 5 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 186th pick / 1961
LDT Merlin Olsen*+ 26 4 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
RDT Rosey Grier 34 11 0 New York Giants / 3rd / 31st pick / 1955
RDE Lamar Lundy 31 9 0 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 47th pick / 1957
LLB Jack Pardee 30 9 13 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
MLB Bill George 37 14 0 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1951
RLB Maxie Baughan* 28 6 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 20th pick / 1960
LCB Clancy Williams 24 1 0 8 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1965
RCB Irv Cross 27 5 0 1 interception, 4 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 98th pick / 1961
LS Chuck Lamson 27 4 13 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 43rd pick / 1961
RS Eddie Meador* 29 7 0 5 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
 Special Teams Starters
K Bruce Gossett* 25 2 0 28 of 49 field goals & 29 of 29 extra points
P Jon Kilgore 23 1 0 71 punts for a 42.8 average, 0 blocked
PR Jim Stiger 25 3 0 33 punt returns for a 7.8 average and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 19th / 258th pick / 1963
KR Clancy Williams 24 1 0 15 kick returns for a 28.0 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1965

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
79 Bruce Anderson 22 7 0 250 6-4 Willamette 1/18/1944 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 82nd pick / 1966
22 Dick Bass* 29 FB 14 0 197 5-10 Pacific 3/15/1937 6 11 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1959
55 Maxie Baughan* 28 RLB 14 14 227 6-1 Georgia Tech 8/3/1938 6 12 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 20th pick / 1960
63 Joe Carollo 26 LT 14 14 265 6-2 Notre Dame 3/25/1940 4 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 18th / 139th pick / 1962
62 Don Chuy 25 9 0 260 6-0 Clemson 7/20/1941 3 3 Houston Oilers / 5th / 38th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 67th pick / 1963
73 Charlie Cowan 28 RT 14 14 264 6-4 New Mex. Highlands 6/19/1938 5 6 Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
49 Claude Crabb 26 db 14 1 192 6-1 USC,Colorado 3/8/1940 4 2 Buffalo Bills / 27th / 212th pick / 1962
Washington Redskins / 19th / 253rd pick / 1962
27 Irv Cross 27 RCB 14 0 195 6-2 Northwestern 7/27/1939 5 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 98th pick / 1961
58 Dan Currie 31 14 0 235 6-3 Michigan St. 6/27/1935 8 4 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1958
35 Henry Dyer 21 8 0 230 6-2 Grambling St. 1/28/1945 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 50th pick / 1966
18 Roman Gabriel 26 QB 14 14 220 6-5 North Carolina St. 8/5/1940 4 10 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 1st pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
61 Bill George 37 MLB 14 0 237 6-2 Wake Forest 10/27/1929 14 8 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1951
30 Bruce Gossett* 25 K 14 0 204 6-1 Ferrum,Clarion,Duquesne,Richmond 11/9/1941 2 1
46 Hank Gremminger 33 8 0 201 6-1 Baylor 9/1/1933 10 3 Green Bay Packers / 7th / 80th pick / 1956
76 Rosey Grier 34 RDT 14 0 284 6-5 Penn St. 7/14/1932 11 7 New York Giants / 3rd / 31st pick / 1955
20 Steve Heckard 23 12 0 195 6-1 USC,Davidson 4/12/1943 1 1
50 Ken Iman 27 C 14 14 240 6-1 SE Missouri St. 2/8/1939 6 6
75 Deacon Jones*+ 28 LDE 14 0 272 6-5 South Carolina St.,Miss. Valley St. 12/9/1938 5 14 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 186th pick / 1961
34 Les Josephson 24 14 0 207 6-1 Augustana (SD) 7/29/1942 2 1
67 Ted Karras 32 4 0 245 6-1 Indiana 1/31/1934 8 2
13 Jon Kilgore 23 P 14 0 205 6-1 Auburn 12/3/1943 1 3
44 Chuck Lamson 27 LS 14 13 190 6-0 Iowa St.,Wyoming 3/14/1939 4 8 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 43rd pick / 1961
72 Earl Leggett 33 10 0 265 6-3 LSU 3/5/1933 9 3 Chicago Bears / 1st / 13th pick / 1957
85 Lamar Lundy 31 RDE 14 0 245 6-7 Purdue 4/17/1935 9 8 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 47th pick / 1957
65 Tom Mack 23 LG 14 8 250 6-3 Michigan 11/1/1943 Rook 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1966
29 Tommy McDonald 32 FL 13 0 178 5-9 Oklahoma 7/26/1934 9 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 3rd / 31st pick / 1957
86 Marlin McKeever* 26 11 0 235 6-1 USC 1/1/1940 5 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 4th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 23rd pick / 1961
21 Eddie Meador* 29 RS 14 0 193 5-11 Arkansas Tech 8/10/1937 7 10 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
25 Tom Moore 28 HB 14 14 215 6-2 Vanderbilt 7/17/1938 6 6 Green Bay Packers / 1st / 5th pick / 1960
19 Bill Munson 25 5 0 203 6-2 Utah St. 8/11/1941 2 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 7th pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 16th / 126th pick / 1964
77 Bob Nichols 23 13 0 250 6-3 Stanford 7/18/1943 1 3 Pittsburgh Steelers / 9th / 122nd pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 18th / 142nd pick / 1964
74 Merlin Olsen*+ 26 LDT 14 0 270 6-5 Utah St. 9/15/1940 4 14 Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
32 Jack Pardee 30 LLB 14 13 225 6-2 Texas A&M 4/19/1936 9 8 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
83 Dave Pivec 23 3 0 240 6-3 Notre Dame 9/25/1943 Rook 0 Chicago Bears / 14th / 185th pick / 1965
80 Bucky Pope 25 3 0 195 6-5 Duke,Catawba 3/23/1941 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 105th pick / 1964
66 Myron Pottios 27 12 0 232 6-2 Notre Dame 1/18/1939 5 4 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 20th pick / 1961
71 Joe Scibelli 27 RG 14 14 256 6-1 Notre Dame 4/19/1939 5 6 New York Titans / 10th / 77th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 130th pick / 1961
84 Jack Snow 23 SE 14 14 190 6-2 Notre Dame 1/25/1943 1 6 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 8th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 54th pick / 1965
26 Jim Stiger 25 PR 14 0 204 5-11 Washington 1/7/1941 3 1 Dallas Cowboys / 19th / 258th pick / 1963
87 Billy Truax 23 TE 14 0 240 6-5 LSU 7/15/1943 2 3 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1964
Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1964
54 Joe Wendryhoski 28 14 0 245 6-2 Illinois 3/1/1938 2 3 New York Titans / 13th / 101st pick / 1961
24 Clancy Williams 24 KR 14 0 194 6-3 Washington St. 9/24/1942 1 9 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1965
57 Doug Woodlief 23 14 0 225 6-3 Memphis 9/4/1943 1 4 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 65th pick / 1965
45 George Youngblood 21 14 0 205 6-3 Los Angeles St. 1/4/1945 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 97th pick / 1966
Team Total 26.8 14 226.6 6-2.1 4.4