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1968 Los Angeles Rams

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10-3-1, Finished 2nd in NFL Coastal Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.7, Offense: 2.0, Defense: 6.7, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 312 points (22.3/g), 5th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 200 points (14.3/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 112 points (8.0/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 10.4-3.6.

Coach: George Allen (10-3-1)

Stadium: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
 Training Camp: Fullerton State (Fullerton, California)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Roman Gabriel* 28 6 14 184 for 366, 2,364 yards, 19 td, 16 int, & 34 rushes for 139 yards and 4 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 1st pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
HB Willie Ellison 23 1 8 151 rushes for 616 yards, 5 td, & 20 catches for 248 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1967
FB Dick Bass 31 8 10 121 rushes for 494 yards, 1 td, & 27 catches for 195 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1959
FL Bernie Casey 29 7 11 29 catches for 565 yards, 5 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 9th / 69th pick / 1961
SE Jack Snow 25 3 13 29 catches for 500 yards, 3 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 8th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 54th pick / 1965
TE Billy Truax 25 4 13 35 catches for 417 yards, 3 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1964
Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1964
LT Joe Carollo* 28 6 14 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 18th / 139th pick / 1962
LG Tom Mack* 25 2 14 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1966
C Ken Iman 29 8 14 2 fumbles recovered
RG Joe Scibelli* 29 7 14 New York Titans / 10th / 77th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 130th pick / 1961
RT Charlie Cowan* 30 7 13 Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
 Defensive Starters
LDE Deacon Jones*+ 30 7 14 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 186th pick / 1961
LDT Merlin Olsen*+ 28 6 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
RDT Roger Brown 31 8 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Detroit Lions / 4th / 42nd pick / 1960
RDE Gregg Schumacher 26 1 9 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Francisco 49ers / 13th / 170th pick / 1965
LLB Jack Pardee 32 11 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
MLB Myron Pottios 29 7 14 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 20th pick / 1961
RLB Maxie Baughan* 30 8 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 20th pick / 1960
LCB Clancy Williams 26 3 14 7 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1965
RCB Irv Cross 29 7 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 98th pick / 1961
LS Ron Smith 25 3 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RS Eddie Meador*+ 31 9 14 6 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
 Special Teams Starters
K Bruce Gossett* 27 4 0 17 of 31 field goals & 37 of 37 extra points
P Pat Studstill 30 7 0 81 punts for a 39.6 average, 0 blocked
PR Ron Smith 25 3 14 27 punt returns for a 6.3 average and 0 td
KR Ron Smith 25 3 14 26 kick returns for a 27.6 average and 1 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
79 Coy Bacon 26 7 0 270 6-4 Jackson St. 8/30/1942 Rook 3
22 Dick Bass 31 FB 10 10 197 5-10 Pacific 3/15/1937 8 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1959
55 Maxie Baughan* 30 RLB 14 14 227 6-1 Georgia Tech 8/3/1938 8 13 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 20th pick / 1960
53 Gene Breen 27 3 0 230 6-2 Virginia Tech 6/21/1941 4 3 San Diego Chargers / 16th / 122nd pick / 1963
Green Bay Packers / 15th / 210th pick / 1963
78 Roger Brown 31 RDT 14 14 300 6-5 Md-Eastern Shore 5/1/1937 8 9 Detroit Lions / 4th / 42nd pick / 1960
51 George Burman 26 1 0 255 6-3 Northwestern 12/1/1942 4 2 Chicago Bears / 15th / 210th pick / 1964
63 Joe Carollo* 28 LT 14 14 265 6-2 Notre Dame 3/25/1940 6 7 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 16th pick / 1962
Dallas Texans / 18th / 139th pick / 1962
25 Bernie Casey 29 FL 12 11 215 6-4 Bowling Green 6/8/1939 7 7 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 9th pick / 1961
New York Titans / 9th / 69th pick / 1961
62 Don Chuy 27 14 0 260 6-0 Clemson 7/20/1941 5 3 Houston Oilers / 5th / 38th pick / 1963
Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 67th pick / 1963
73 Charlie Cowan* 30 RT 13 13 264 6-4 New Mex. Highlands 6/19/1938 7 9 Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
49 Claude Crabb 28 3 0 192 6-1 USC,Colorado 3/8/1940 6 3 Buffalo Bills / 27th / 212th pick / 1962
Washington Redskins / 19th / 253rd pick / 1962
27 Irv Cross 29 RCB 14 14 195 6-2 Northwestern 7/27/1939 7 8 Philadelphia Eagles / 7th / 98th pick / 1961
46 Willie Daniel 31 14 0 190 5-11 Mississippi St. 11/10/1937 7 3
43 Mike Dennis 24 14 0 207 6-1 Mississippi 7/22/1944 Rook 2 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 8th pick / 1966
Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 33rd pick / 1966
35 Henry Dyer 23 8 0 230 6-2 Grambling St. 1/28/1945 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 50th pick / 1966
33 Willie Ellison 23 HB 14 8 210 6-2 Texas Southern 11/1/1945 1 8 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1967
37 Vilnis Ezerins 24 14 0 217 6-2 Wisc-Whitewater 4/22/1944 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 112th pick / 1966
18 Roman Gabriel* 28 QB 14 14 220 6-5 North Carolina St. 8/5/1940 6 10 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 1st pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
30 Bruce Gossett* 27 K 14 0 204 6-1 Ferrum,Clarion,Duquesne,Richmond 11/9/1941 4 2
88 Tony Guillory 26 13 0 236 6-4 Nebraska,Lamar 11/10/1942 3 4 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 93rd pick / 1965
Houston Oilers / 15th / 114th pick / 1965
56 Dean Halverson 22 1 0 230 6-2 Washington 8/24/1946 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 13th / 351st pick / 1968
50 Ken Iman 29 C 14 14 240 6-1 SE Missouri St. 2/8/1939 8 6
29 Harold Jackson 22 2 0 175 5-10 Jackson St. 1/6/1946 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
75 Deacon Jones*+ 30 LDE 14 14 272 6-5 South Carolina St.,Miss. Valley St. 12/9/1938 7 14 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 186th pick / 1961
85 Lamar Lundy 33 rde 5 5 245 6-7 Purdue 4/17/1935 11 3 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 47th pick / 1957
65 Tom Mack* 25 LG 14 14 250 6-3 Michigan 11/1/1943 2 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1966
56 Frank Marchlewski 25 13 0 240 6-2 Minnesota 10/14/1943 3 3 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 60th pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 19th / 152nd pick / 1965
20 Tommy Mason 29 hb 12 7 196 6-1 Tulane 7/8/1939 7 5 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
21 Eddie Meador*+ 31 RS 14 14 193 5-11 Arkansas Tech 8/10/1937 9 16 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
74 Merlin Olsen*+ 28 LDT 14 14 270 6-5 Utah St. 9/15/1940 6 14 Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
32 Jack Pardee 32 LLB 14 14 225 6-2 Texas A&M 4/19/1936 11 9 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
83 Dave Pivec 25 14 0 240 6-3 Notre Dame 9/25/1943 2 0 Chicago Bears / 14th / 185th pick / 1965
16 Milt Plum 33 4 0 205 6-1 Penn St. 1/20/1935 11 0 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 17th pick / 1957
66 Myron Pottios 29 MLB 14 14 232 6-2 Notre Dame 1/18/1939 7 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 20th pick / 1961
81 Gregg Schumacher 26 RDE 14 9 240 6-2 Illinois 6/30/1942 1 6 San Francisco 49ers / 13th / 170th pick / 1965
71 Joe Scibelli* 29 RG 14 14 256 6-1 Notre Dame 4/19/1939 7 7 New York Titans / 10th / 77th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 130th pick / 1961
41 Ron Smith 25 KR 14 14 195 6-1 Wisconsin 5/3/1943 3 9
84 Jack Snow 25 SE 14 13 190 6-2 Notre Dame 1/25/1943 3 6 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 8th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 54th pick / 1965
28 Pat Studstill 30 P 14 0 180 6-0 Houston 6/4/1938 7 3
72 Diron Talbert 24 14 0 255 6-5 Texas 7/1/1944 1 4 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 66th pick / 1966
87 Billy Truax 25 TE 14 13 240 6-5 LSU 7/15/1943 4 5 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1964
Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1964
14 Wendell Tucker 25 10 0 185 5-10 South Carolina St. 9/4/1943 1 1
24 Clancy Williams 26 LCB 14 14 194 6-3 Washington St. 9/24/1942 3 9 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1965
77 Jim Wilson 27 14 0 258 6-3 Georgia 4/14/1941 3 3 San Francisco 49ers / 4th / 43rd pick / 1964
Boston Patriots / 14th / 109th pick / 1964
47 Kelton Winston 29 11 0 195 6-0 Wiley 10/22/1939 1 4 Chicago Bears / 9th / 119th pick / 1962
57 Doug Woodlief 25 14 0 225 6-3 Memphis 9/4/1943 3 4 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 65th pick / 1965
Team Total 27.3 14 226.3 6-2.1 4.7