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1974 Los Angeles Rams

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10-4-0, NFC West Division  · 1974 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 3.9, Offense: -0.1, Defense: 4.0, SoS: -1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 263 points (18.8/g), 13th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 181 points (12.9/g), 1st.
 Differential of 82 points (5.9/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 9.9-4.1.

Coach: Chuck Knox (10-4-0)

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 James Harris* 27 5 9 106 for 198, 1,544 yards, 11 td, 6 int, & 42 rushes for 112 yards and 5 td Buffalo Bills / 8th / 192nd pick / 1969
RB Lawrence McCutcheon* 24 2 14 236 rushes for 1,109 yards, 3 td, & 39 catches for 408 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1972
FB Jim Bertelsen 24 2 13 127 rushes for 419 yards, 2 td, & 20 catches for 175 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 30th pick / 1972
WR Harold Jackson 28 6 14 30 catches for 514 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 4 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
WR Jack Snow 31 9 14 24 catches for 397 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 13 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 8th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 54th pick / 1965
TE Bob Klein 27 5 14 24 catches for 336 yards, 4 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1969
LT Charlie Cowan 36 13 13 Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
LG Tom Mack* 31 8 14 4 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1966
C Ken Iman 35 14 14
RG Joe Scibelli 35 13 14 New York Titans / 10th / 77th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 130th pick / 1961
RT John Williams 29 6 14 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 23rd pick / 1968
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jack Youngblood*+ 24 3 14 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1971
LDT Larry Brooks 24 2 13 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 355th pick / 1972
RDT Merlin Olsen* 34 12 14 Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
RDE Fred Dryer 28 5 14 New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1969
LLB Ken Geddes 28 3 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 7th / 175th pick / 1970
MLB Jack Reynolds 27 4 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 22nd pick / 1970
RLB Isiah Robertson* 25 3 14 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1971
LCB Eddie McMillan 23 1 9 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 95th pick / 1973
RCB Charlie Stukes 31 7 13 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 4th / 100th pick / 1967
SS Dave Elmendorf 25 3 14 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1971
FS Steve Preece 27 5 10 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K David Ray 30 5 0 9 of 16 field goals & 25 of 31 extra points Cleveland Browns / 16th / 243rd pick / 1966
P Mike Burke 24 Rook 0 46 punts for a 37.0 average, 0 blocked
PR Cullen Bryant 23 1 0 17 punt returns for a 10.1 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1973
KR Cullen Bryant 23 1 0 23 kick returns for a 26.8 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 29 14 0 229 5-11 Iowa St. 2/16/1945 6 2
45 Jim Bertelsen 24 FB 13 13 205 5-11 Texas 2/26/1950 2 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 30th pick / 1972
90 Larry Brooks 24 LDT 13 13 255 6-3 Virginia St. 6/10/1950 2 7 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 355th pick / 1972
32 Cullen Bryant 23 KR 14 0 234 6-1 Colorado 5/20/1951 1 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1973
11 Mike Burke 24 P 8 0 188 5-10 Oregon St.,Miami (FL) 7/28/1950 Rook 1
22 John Cappelletti 22 rb 14 1 215 6-1 Penn St. 8/9/1952 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1974
10 Dave Chapple 27 6 0 184 6-0 California-Santa Barbara 3/30/1947 3 0 San Francisco 49ers / 10th / 250th pick / 1969
44 Al Clark 26 db 14 4 185 6-0 Grambling St.,Northern Arizona,East. Michigan 2/29/1948 3 3 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1971
73 Charlie Cowan 36 LT 14 13 264 6-4 New Mex. Highlands 6/19/1938 13 6 Denver Broncos / 5th / 33rd pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 45th pick / 1961
88 Pat Curran 29 13 0 238 6-4 Iowa St.,Lakeland 9/21/1945 5 0 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 151st pick / 1969
55 Bill Curry 32 10 0 235 6-3 Georgia Tech 10/21/1942 9 3 Oakland Raiders / 23rd / 183rd pick / 1964
Green Bay Packers / 20th / 279th pick / 1964
37 Bill Drake 24 9 0 195 6-1 Oregon 5/22/1950 1 3
89 Fred Dryer 28 RDE 14 14 240 6-6 San Diego St. 7/6/1946 5 12 New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1969
42 Dave Elmendorf 25 SS 14 14 195 6-1 Texas A&M 6/20/1949 3 9 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1971
36 Ken Geddes 28 LLB 14 14 235 6-3 Nebraska 9/27/1946 3 9 Detroit Lions / 7th / 175th pick / 1970
21 John Hadl 34 qb 6 5 214 6-1 Kansas 2/15/1940 12 3 Detroit Lions / 1st / 10th pick / 1962
San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 24th pick / 1962
12 James Harris* 27 QB 11 9 210 6-4 Grambling St. 7/20/1947 5 10 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 192nd pick / 1969
50 Ken Iman 35 C 14 14 240 6-1 SE Missouri St. 2/8/1939 14 7
29 Harold Jackson 28 WR 14 14 175 5-10 Jackson St. 1/6/1946 6 7 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
16 Ron Jaworski 23 5 0 196 6-2 Youngstown St. 3/23/1951 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 37th pick / 1973
76 Cody Jones 23 dt 12 1 243 6-5 San Jose St. 5/3/1951 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 115th pick / 1973
34 Les Josephson 32 12 0 207 6-1 Augustana (SD) 7/29/1942 10 0
80 Bob Klein 27 TE 14 14 235 6-5 USC 7/27/1947 5 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1969
65 Tom Mack* 31 LG 14 14 250 6-3 Michigan 11/1/1943 8 11 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1966
30 Lawrence McCutcheon* 24 RB 14 14 205 6-1 Colorado St. 6/2/1950 2 16 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1972
24 Willie McGee 24 14 0 179 5-11 Alcorn St. 5/14/1950 1 0 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 123rd pick / 1973
41 Eddie McMillan 23 LCB 14 9 189 6-0 Florida St. 11/25/1951 1 4 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 95th pick / 1973
67 Bill Nelson 26 14 0 270 6-7 Oregon St. 3/9/1948 3 4 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 168th pick / 1970
83 Terry Nelson 23 10 0 233 6-2 Ark-Pine Bluff 5/20/1951 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1973
74 Merlin Olsen* 34 RDT 14 14 270 6-5 Utah St. 9/15/1940 12 10 Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
72 Phil Olsen 26 14 0 265 6-5 Utah St. 4/26/1948 3 4 Boston Patriots / 1st / 4th pick / 1970
57 Jim Peterson 24 14 0 235 6-5 San Diego St. 1/20/1950 Rook 4 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 133rd pick / 1973
21 Tony Plummer 27 5 0 188 5-11 Pacific 1/21/1947 4 3 St. Louis Cardinals / 10th / 242nd pick / 1970
20 Steve Preece 27 FS 14 10 195 6-1 Oregon St. 2/15/1947 5 6
27 David Ray 30 K 13 0 195 6-0 Alabama 9/19/1944 5 1 Cleveland Browns / 16th / 243rd pick / 1966
19 Lance Rentzel 31 14 0 202 6-2 Oklahoma 10/14/1943 9 5 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 23rd pick / 1965
Buffalo Bills / 6th / 48th pick / 1965
64 Jack Reynolds 27 MLB 14 14 232 6-1 Tennessee 11/22/1947 4 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 22nd pick / 1970
58 Isiah Robertson* 25 RLB 14 14 225 6-3 Southern 8/17/1949 3 12 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1971
61 Rich Saul 26 14 0 241 6-3 Michigan St. 2/5/1948 4 4 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 204th pick / 1970
71 Joe Scibelli 35 RG 14 14 256 6-1 Notre Dame 4/19/1939 13 7 New York Titans / 10th / 77th pick / 1961
Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 130th pick / 1961
33 Rob Scribner 23 11 0 200 6-0 UCLA 4/9/1951 1 1
48 Bill Simpson 23 db 14 4 184 6-1 Michigan St. 12/5/1951 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1974
84 Jack Snow 31 WR 14 14 190 6-2 Notre Dame 1/25/1943 9 6 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 8th pick / 1965
San Diego Chargers / 7th / 54th pick / 1965
66 Bob Stein 26 14 0 235 6-3 Minnesota 1/22/1948 5 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 126th pick / 1969
78 Tim Stokes 24 6 0 252 6-5 Oregon 3/16/1950 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 60th pick / 1973
47 Charlie Stukes 31 RCB 14 13 212 6-3 Md-Eastern Shore 9/13/1943 7 8 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 100th pick / 1967
75 John Williams 29 RT 14 14 256 6-3 Minnesota 10/27/1945 6 7 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 23rd pick / 1968
85 Jack Youngblood*+ 24 LDE 14 14 247 6-4 Florida 1/26/1950 3 13 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1971
53 Jim Youngblood 24 14 0 235 6-3 Tennessee Tech 2/23/1950 1 4 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1973
Team Total 27.1 14 221.6 6-2.1 4.4