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1970 Los Angeles Rams

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9-4-1, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.6, Offense: 4.4, Defense: 5.3, SoS: 0.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 325 points (23.2/g), 4th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 202 points (14.4/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 123 points (8.8/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 10.6-3.4.

Coach: George Allen (9-4-1)

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 30 8 14 211 for 407, 2,552 yards, 16 td, 12 int, & 28 rushes for 104 yards and 1 td Oakland Raiders / 1st / 1st pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
RB Larry Smith 23 1 9 77 rushes for 338 yards, 1 td, & 24 catches for 164 yards and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 8th pick / 1969
FB Les Josephson 28 6 12 150 rushes for 640 yards, 5 td, & 44 catches for 427 yards and 0 td
WR Jack Snow 27 5 14 51 catches for 859 yards, 7 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 8th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 54th pick / 1965
WR Wendell Tucker 27 3 12 12 catches for 230 yards, 0 td
TE Billy Truax 27 6 14 36 catches for 420 yards, 3 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1964
Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1964
LT Charlie Cowan* 32 9 14 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
LG Tom Mack* 27 4 14 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1966
C Ken Iman 31 10 14 1 fumble recovered
RG Joe Scibelli 31 9 14 New York Titans / 10th / 77th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 130th pick / 1961
RT Bob Brown*+ 29 6 14 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1964
 Defensive Starters
LDE Deacon Jones* 32 9 13 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 186th pick / 1961
LDT Merlin Olsen*+ 30 8 14 Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
RDT Diron Talbert 26 3 14 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 66th pick / 1966
RDE Coy Bacon 28 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
LLB Jack Pardee 34 13 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
MLB Myron Pottios 31 9 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 20th pick / 1961
RLB Maxie Baughan 32 10 8 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 20th pick / 1960
LCB Clancy Williams 28 5 12 5 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1965
RCB Kermit Alexander 29 7 14 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 5th pick / 1963
San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
SS Richie Petitbon 32 11 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 21st pick / 1959
FS Eddie Meador 33 11 13 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
 Special Teams Starters
K David Ray 26 1 0 29 of 45 field goals & 34 of 34 extra points Cleveland Browns / 16th / 243rd pick / 1966
P Pat Studstill 32 9 0 67 punts for a 39.1 average, 0 blocked
PR Alvin Haymond 28 6 1 53 punt returns for a 7.1 average and 0 td Baltimore Colts / 18th / 246th pick / 1964
KR Alvin Haymond 28 6 1 35 kick returns for a 29.2 average and 1 td Baltimore Colts / 18th / 246th pick / 1964

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
39 Kermit Alexander 29 RCB 14 14 187 5-11 UCLA 1/4/1941 7 9 Denver Broncos / 1st / 5th pick / 1963
San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 8th pick / 1963
79 Coy Bacon 28 RDE 14 14 270 6-4 Jackson St. 8/30/1942 2 9
55 Maxie Baughan 32 RLB 10 8 227 6-1 Georgia Tech 8/3/1938 10 5 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 20th pick / 1960
76 Bob Brown*+ 29 RT 14 14 280 6-4 Nebraska 12/8/1941 6 12 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 2nd pick / 1964
Denver Broncos / 1st / 4th pick / 1964
51 George Burman 28 14 0 255 6-3 Northwestern 12/1/1942 6 3 Chicago Bears / 15th / 210th pick / 1964
89 Rick Cash 25 8 1 248 6-5 Missouri,Truman St. 7/1/1945 2 3 Green Bay Packers / 10th / 260th pick / 1968
73 Charlie Cowan* 32 LT 14 14 264 6-4 New Mex. Highlands 6/19/1938 9 8 Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
88 Pat Curran 25 te 14 1 238 6-4 Iowa St.,Lakeland 9/21/1945 1 1 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 151st pick / 1969
33 Willie Ellison 25 14 4 210 6-2 Texas Southern 11/1/1945 3 4 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1967
82 Dick Evey 29 9 0 245 6-4 Tennessee 2/12/1941 6 4 Buffalo Bills / 2nd / 12th pick / 1964
Chicago Bears / 1st / 14th pick / 1964
18 Roman Gabriel 30 QB 14 14 220 6-5 North Carolina St. 8/5/1940 8 12 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 1st pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
23 Alvin Haymond 28 KR 14 1 194 6-0 Southern 8/31/1942 6 1 Baltimore Colts / 18th / 246th pick / 1964
50 Ken Iman 31 C 14 14 240 6-1 SE Missouri St. 2/8/1939 10 6
70 Mitch Johnson 28 14 0 251 6-4 Los Angeles St.,UCLA 3/1/1942 5 3 Dallas Cowboys / 17th / 229th pick / 1965
75 Deacon Jones* 32 LDE 14 13 272 6-5 South Carolina St.,Miss. Valley St. 12/9/1938 9 10 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 186th pick / 1961
31 Jeff Jordan 25 9 0 215 6-1 Washington 7/12/1945 Rook 0
34 Les Josephson 28 FB 12 12 207 6-1 Augustana (SD) 7/29/1942 6 11
80 Bob Klein 23 7 0 235 6-5 USC 7/27/1947 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1969
86 Bob Long 28 3 2 205 6-3 Wichita St. 6/16/1942 6 0 Green Bay Packers / 4th / 44th pick / 1964
San Diego Chargers / 10th / 74th pick / 1964
65 Tom Mack* 27 LG 14 14 250 6-3 Michigan 11/1/1943 4 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1966
20 Tommy Mason 31 6 2 196 6-1 Tulane 7/8/1939 9 3 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
21 Eddie Meador 33 FS 13 13 193 5-11 Arkansas Tech 8/10/1937 11 8 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 80th pick / 1959
78 Clark Miller 32 6 0 245 6-5 Utah St. 8/11/1938 8 3 San Francisco 49ers / 5th / 58th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 14th / 108th pick / 1961
19 Jim Nettles 28 14 2 177 5-10 Wisconsin 2/15/1942 5 5
74 Merlin Olsen*+ 30 LDT 14 14 270 6-5 Utah St. 9/15/1940 8 14 Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
32 Jack Pardee 34 LLB 14 14 225 6-2 Texas A&M 4/19/1936 13 9 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
52 John Pergine 24 12 0 225 6-1 Notre Dame 9/13/1946 1 4 Los Angeles Rams / 11th / 297th pick / 1968
17 Richie Petitbon 32 SS 14 14 206 6-3 Loyola (LA),Tulane 4/18/1938 11 8 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 21st pick / 1959
22 Elijah Pitts 32 2 0 204 6-1 Philander Smith 2/3/1938 9 0 Green Bay Packers / 13th / 180th pick / 1961
66 Myron Pottios 31 MLB 14 14 232 6-2 Notre Dame 1/18/1939 9 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 20th pick / 1961
53 Jim Purnell 29 rlb 14 6 229 6-2 Wisconsin 12/12/1941 6 4
27 David Ray 26 K 14 0 195 6-0 Alabama 9/19/1944 1 2 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 243rd pick / 1966
54 Jack Reynolds 23 14 0 232 6-1 Tennessee 11/22/1947 Rook 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 22nd pick / 1970
61 Rich Saul 22 14 0 241 6-3 Michigan St. 2/5/1948 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 204th pick / 1970
71 Joe Scibelli 31 RG 14 14 256 6-1 Notre Dame 4/19/1939 9 6 New York Titans / 10th / 77th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 130th pick / 1961
44 Nate Shaw 25 8 0 205 6-2 USC 5/20/1945 1 3 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 122nd pick / 1967
38 Larry Smith 23 RB 11 9 220 6-3 Florida 9/2/1947 1 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 8th pick / 1969
84 Jack Snow 27 WR 14 14 190 6-2 Notre Dame 1/25/1943 5 10 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 8th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 54th pick / 1965
28 Pat Studstill 32 P 14 0 180 6-0 Houston 6/4/1938 9 5
10 Karl Sweetan 28 6 0 203 6-1 Texas A&M,Wake Forest 10/2/1942 4 0 Detroit Lions / 18th / 249th pick / 1965
72 Diron Talbert 26 RDT 14 14 255 6-5 Texas 7/1/1944 3 8 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 66th pick / 1966
87 Billy Truax 27 TE 14 14 240 6-5 LSU 7/15/1943 6 5 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1964
Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 26th pick / 1964
14 Wendell Tucker 27 WR 12 12 185 5-10 South Carolina St. 9/4/1943 3 3
60 John Wilbur 27 8 0 251 6-3 Stanford 5/21/1943 4 3 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 45th pick / 1965
24 Clancy Williams 28 LCB 14 12 194 6-3 Washington St. 9/24/1942 5 9 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 8th / 62nd pick / 1965
83 Donnie Williams 22 5 0 210 6-3 Prairie View 3/12/1948 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 35th pick / 1970
Team Total 28.1 14 225.5 6-2.3 5.4