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1973 Los Angeles Rams

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12-2-0, NFC West Division  · 1973 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 13.4, Offense: 8.2, Defense: 5.2, SoS: -1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 388 points (27.7/g), 1st of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 178 points (12.7/g), 4th.
 Differential of 210 points (15.0/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 12.1-1.9.

Coach: Chuck Knox (12-2-0)

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

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB John Hadl*+ 33 11 14 135 for 258, 2,008 yards, 22 td, 11 int, & 14 rushes for 5 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
RB Lawrence McCutcheon* 23 1 12 210 rushes for 1,097 yards, 2 td, & 30 catches for 289 yards and 3 td Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1972
FB Jim Bertelsen* 23 1 14 206 rushes for 854 yards, 4 td, & 19 catches for 267 yards and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 30th pick / 1972
WR Harold Jackson*+ 27 5 14 40 catches for 874 yards, 13 td, & 2 rushes for -8 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
WR Jack Snow 30 8 14 16 catches for 252 yards, 2 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 8th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 54th pick / 1965
TE Bob Klein 26 4 14 21 catches for 277 yards, 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1969
LT Charlie Cowan 35 12 14 Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
LG Tom Mack* 30 7 14 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1966
C Ken Iman 34 13 14
RG Joe Scibelli 34 12 14 New York Titans / 10th / 77th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 130th pick / 1961
RT John Williams 28 5 14 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 23rd pick / 1968
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jack Youngblood* 23 2 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1971
LDT Larry Brooks 23 1 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 355th pick / 1972
RDT Merlin Olsen* 33 11 14 Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
RDE Fred Dryer 27 4 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1969
LLB Ken Geddes 27 2 14 Detroit Lions / 7th / 175th pick / 1970
MLB Jack Reynolds 26 3 14 2 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 22nd pick / 1970
RLB Isiah Robertson*+ 24 2 14 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1971
LCB Eddie McMillan 22 Rook 14 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 95th pick / 1973
RCB Charlie Stukes 30 6 14 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 4th / 100th pick / 1967
SS Dave Elmendorf 24 2 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1971
FS Steve Preece 26 4 14 2 interceptions, 6 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K David Ray 29 4 0 30 of 47 field goals & 40 of 42 extra points Cleveland Browns / 16th / 243rd pick / 1966
P Dave Chapple 26 2 0 51 punts for a 40.8 average, 1 blocked San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 250th pick / 1969
PR Jim Bertelsen* 23 1 14 26 punt returns for a 10.0 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 30th pick / 1972
KR Cullen Bryant 22 Rook 0 13 kick returns for a 28.4 average and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1973

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
35 Tony Baker 28 14 0 229 5-11 Iowa St. 2/16/1945 5 4
45 Jim Bertelsen* 23 FB 14 14 205 5-11 Texas 2/26/1950 1 15 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 30th pick / 1972
90 Larry Brooks 23 LDT 14 14 255 6-3 Virginia St. 6/10/1950 1 8 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 355th pick / 1972
32 Cullen Bryant 22 KR 13 0 234 6-1 Colorado 5/20/1951 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1973
10 Dave Chapple 26 P 14 0 184 6-0 California-Santa Barbara 3/30/1947 2 2 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 250th pick / 1969
44 Al Clark 25 14 0 185 6-0 Grambling St.,Northern Arizona,East. Michigan 2/29/1948 2 5 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1971
73 Charlie Cowan 35 LT 14 14 264 6-4 New Mex. Highlands 6/19/1938 12 14 Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
88 Pat Curran 28 14 0 238 6-4 Iowa St.,Lakeland 9/21/1945 4 1 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 151st pick / 1969
37 Bill Drake 23 4 0 195 6-1 Oregon 5/22/1950 Rook 3
89 Fred Dryer 27 RDE 14 14 240 6-6 San Diego St. 7/6/1946 4 9 New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1969
42 Dave Elmendorf 24 SS 14 14 195 6-1 Texas A&M 6/20/1949 2 9 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1971
36 Ken Geddes 27 LLB 14 14 235 6-3 Nebraska 9/27/1946 2 8 Detroit Lions / 7th / 175th pick / 1970
5 Dick Gordon 29 5 0 190 5-11 Michigan St. 1/1/1944 8 0 Chicago Bears / 7th / 88th pick / 1965
21 John Hadl*+ 33 QB 14 14 214 6-1 Kansas 2/15/1940 11 15 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
12 James Harris 26 8 0 210 6-4 Grambling St. 7/20/1947 4 1 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 192nd pick / 1969
50 Ken Iman 34 C 14 14 240 6-1 SE Missouri St. 2/8/1939 13 8
29 Harold Jackson*+ 27 WR 14 14 175 5-10 Jackson St. 1/6/1946 5 17 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
34 Les Josephson 31 14 0 207 6-1 Augustana (SD) 7/29/1942 9 2
52 Rick Kay 24 14 0 235 6-4 Colorado 11/10/1949 Rook 4
80 Bob Klein 26 TE 14 14 235 6-5 USC 7/27/1947 4 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1969
65 Tom Mack* 30 LG 14 14 250 6-3 Michigan 11/1/1943 7 14 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1966
30 Lawrence McCutcheon* 23 RB 12 12 205 6-1 Colorado St. 6/2/1950 1 19 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1972
41 Eddie McMillan 22 LCB 14 14 189 6-0 Florida St. 11/25/1951 Rook 9 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 95th pick / 1973
67 Bill Nelson 25 12 0 270 6-7 Oregon St. 3/9/1948 2 4 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 168th pick / 1970
83 Terry Nelson 22 2 0 233 6-2 Ark-Pine Bluff 5/20/1951 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1973
74 Merlin Olsen* 33 RDT 14 14 270 6-5 Utah St. 9/15/1940 11 12 Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
72 Phil Olsen 25 14 0 265 6-5 Utah St. 4/26/1948 2 4 Boston Patriots / 1st / 4th pick / 1970
20 Steve Preece 26 FS 14 14 195 6-1 Oregon St. 2/15/1947 4 10
27 David Ray 29 K 14 0 195 6-0 Alabama 9/19/1944 4 2 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 243rd pick / 1966
64 Jack Reynolds 26 MLB 14 14 232 6-1 Tennessee 11/22/1947 3 10 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 22nd pick / 1970
58 Isiah Robertson*+ 24 RLB 14 14 225 6-3 Southern 8/17/1949 2 16 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1971
61 Rich Saul 25 14 0 241 6-3 Michigan St. 2/5/1948 3 4 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 204th pick / 1970
79 Harry Schuh 31 14 0 260 6-3 Memphis 9/25/1942 8 4 Oakland Raiders / 1st / 3rd pick / 1965
71 Joe Scibelli 34 RG 14 14 256 6-1 Notre Dame 4/19/1939 12 8 New York Titans / 10th / 77th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 130th pick / 1961
33 Rob Scribner 22 10 0 200 6-0 UCLA 4/9/1951 Rook 2
86 Rod Sherman 29 3 0 190 6-0 UCLA,USC 12/25/1944 6 0 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 54th pick / 1966
38 Larry Smith 26 14 2 220 6-3 Florida 9/2/1947 4 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 8th pick / 1969
84 Jack Snow 30 WR 14 14 190 6-2 Notre Dame 1/25/1943 8 5 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 8th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 54th pick / 1965
66 Bob Stein 25 13 0 235 6-3 Minnesota 1/22/1948 4 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 126th pick / 1969
47 Charlie Stukes 30 RCB 14 14 212 6-3 Md-Eastern Shore 9/13/1943 6 10 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 100th pick / 1967
82 Joe Sweet 25 8 0 196 6-2 Tennessee St. 7/5/1948 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 17th / 435th pick / 1971
75 John Williams 28 RT 14 14 256 6-3 Minnesota 10/27/1945 5 8 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 23rd pick / 1968
85 Jack Youngblood* 23 LDE 14 14 247 6-4 Florida 1/26/1950 2 13 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1971
53 Jim Youngblood 23 14 0 235 6-3 Tennessee Tech 2/23/1950 Rook 5 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1973
Team Total 26.8 14 223.5 6-2.1 4.2