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1976 Los Angeles Rams

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10-3-1, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.5, Offense: 5.9, Defense: 4.5, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 351 points (25.1/g), 3rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 190 points (13.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 161 points (11.5/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 11.3-2.7.

Coach: Chuck Knox (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 James Harris 29 7 5 91 for 158, 1,460 yards, 8 td, 6 int, & 12 rushes for 76 yards and 2 td Buffalo Bills / 8th / 192nd pick / 1969
RB Lawrence McCutcheon* 26 4 14 291 rushes for 1,168 yards, 9 td, & 28 catches for 305 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1972
FB John Cappelletti 24 2 14 177 rushes for 688 yards, 1 td, & 30 catches for 302 yards and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1974
WR Harold Jackson 30 8 14 39 catches for 751 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for 15 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
WR Ron Jessie* 28 5 14 34 catches for 779 yards, 6 td, & 4 rushes for 37 yards and 0 td Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 206th pick / 1971
TE Bob Klein 29 7 14 20 catches for 229 yards, 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1969
LT Doug France 23 1 14 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1975
LG Tom Mack 33 10 14 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1966
C Rich Saul* 28 6 14 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 204th pick / 1970
RG Dennis Harrah 23 1 14 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1975
RT John Williams 31 8 14 1 fumble recovered Baltimore Colts / 1st / 23rd pick / 1968
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jack Youngblood*+ 26 5 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1971
LDT Larry Brooks* 26 4 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 355th pick / 1972
RDT Merlin Olsen 36 14 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
RDE Fred Dryer 30 7 14 New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1969
LLB Jim Youngblood 26 3 11 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1973
MLB Jack Reynolds 29 6 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 22nd pick / 1970
RLB Isiah Robertson*+ 27 5 14 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1971
LCB Rod Perry 23 1 14 8 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 98th pick / 1975
RCB Monte Jackson*+ 23 1 14 10 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 28th pick / 1975
SS Dave Elmendorf 27 5 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1971
FS Bill Simpson 25 2 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1974
 Special Teams Starters
K Tom Dempsey 29 7 0 17 of 26 field goals & 36 of 44 extra points
P Rusty Jackson 26 Rook 0 77 punts for a 39.0 average, 2 blocked
PR Cullen Bryant 25 3 0 29 punt returns for a 11.1 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1973
KR Cullen Bryant 25 3 0 16 kick returns for a 28.7 average and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1973

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
45 Jim Bertelsen 26 14 0 205 5-11 Texas 2/26/1950 4 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 30th pick / 1972
90 Larry Brooks* 26 LDT 14 14 255 6-3 Virginia St. 6/10/1950 4 10 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 355th pick / 1972
32 Cullen Bryant 25 KR 14 0 234 6-1 Colorado 5/20/1951 3 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1973
22 John Cappelletti 24 FB 14 14 215 6-1 Penn St. 8/9/1952 2 10 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1974
10 Tom Dempsey 29 K 14 0 255 6-2 Palomar College 1/12/1947 7 3
89 Fred Dryer 30 RDE 14 14 240 6-6 San Diego St. 7/6/1946 7 8 New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1969
55 Carl Ekern 22 14 0 223 6-3 San Jose St. 5/27/1954 Rook 4 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 128th pick / 1976
42 Dave Elmendorf 27 SS 14 14 195 6-1 Texas A&M 6/20/1949 5 6 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1971
79 Mike Fanning 23 14 0 255 6-6 Notre Dame 2/2/1953 1 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1975
77 Doug France 23 LT 14 14 270 6-5 Ohio St. 4/26/1953 1 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1975
84 Tom Geredine 26 10 0 195 6-2 Truman St. 6/17/1950 3 0 Atlanta Falcons / 4th / 94th pick / 1973
11 Pat Haden 23 qb 10 7 182 5-11 USC 1/23/1953 Rook 5 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 176th pick / 1975
60 Dennis Harrah 23 RG 14 14 260 6-5 Miami (FL) 3/9/1953 1 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1975
12 James Harris 29 QB 7 5 210 6-4 Grambling St. 7/20/1947 7 9 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 192nd pick / 1969
63 Greg Horton 25 14 0 245 6-4 Colorado 1/1/1951 Rook 4 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 56th pick / 1974
29 Harold Jackson 30 WR 14 14 175 5-10 Jackson St. 1/6/1946 8 10 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
28 Monte Jackson*+ 23 RCB 14 14 193 5-11 San Diego St. 7/14/1953 1 17 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 28th pick / 1975
9 Rusty Jackson 26 P 14 0 193 6-2 LSU 11/17/1950 Rook 2
16 Ron Jaworski 25 qb 5 2 196 6-2 Youngstown St. 3/23/1951 2 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 37th pick / 1973
81 Ron Jessie* 28 WR 14 14 185 6-0 Kansas 2/4/1948 5 11 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 206th pick / 1971
88 Freeman Johns 23 2 0 175 6-1 SMU 12/20/1953 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 288th pick / 1976
76 Cody Jones 25 14 0 243 6-5 San Jose St. 5/3/1951 2 4 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 115th pick / 1973
52 Rick Kay 27 lb 3 3 235 6-4 Colorado 11/10/1949 3 2
80 Bob Klein 29 TE 14 14 235 6-5 USC 7/27/1947 7 3 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1969
65 Tom Mack 33 LG 14 14 250 6-3 Michigan 11/1/1943 10 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1966
30 Lawrence McCutcheon* 26 RB 14 14 205 6-1 Colorado St. 6/2/1950 4 14 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1972
50 Kevin McLain 22 14 0 230 6-2 Colorado St. 9/15/1954 Rook 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 26th pick / 1976
83 Terry Nelson 25 14 0 233 6-2 Ark-Pine Bluff 5/20/1951 3 1 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1973
74 Merlin Olsen 36 RDT 14 14 270 6-5 Utah St. 9/15/1940 14 8 Denver Broncos / 1st / 2nd pick / 1962
Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 3rd pick / 1962
49 Rod Perry 23 LCB 14 14 178 5-9 Colorado 9/11/1953 1 8 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 98th pick / 1975
39 Rod Phillips 24 14 0 220 6-0 Cincinnati,Jackson St. 12/23/1952 1 2
20 Steve Preece 29 14 0 195 6-1 Oregon St. 2/15/1947 7 3
54 Geoff Reece 24 14 0 247 6-4 Washington St. 5/16/1952 Rook 4 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 61st pick / 1975
64 Jack Reynolds 29 MLB 14 14 232 6-1 Tennessee 11/22/1947 6 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 22nd pick / 1970
58 Isiah Robertson*+ 27 RLB 14 14 225 6-3 Southern 8/17/1949 5 15 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1971
57 Mel Rogers 29 11 0 231 6-2 Florida A&M 4/23/1947 5 4
61 Rich Saul* 28 C 14 14 241 6-3 Michigan St. 2/5/1948 6 10 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 204th pick / 1970
87 Dwight Scales 23 14 0 178 6-2 Grambling St. 5/30/1953 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 155th pick / 1976
33 Rob Scribner 25 14 0 200 6-0 UCLA 4/9/1951 3 0
48 Bill Simpson 25 FS 14 14 184 6-1 Michigan St. 12/5/1951 2 7 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1974
78 Jackie Slater 22 14 0 277 6-4 Jackson St. 5/27/1954 Rook 4 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 86th pick / 1976
27 Pat Thomas 22 14 0 183 5-9 Texas A&M 9/1/1954 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 39th pick / 1976
75 John Williams 31 RT 14 14 256 6-3 Minnesota 10/27/1945 8 8 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 23rd pick / 1968
85 Jack Youngblood*+ 26 LDE 14 14 247 6-4 Florida 1/26/1950 5 14 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1971
53 Jim Youngblood 26 LLB 14 11 235 6-3 Tennessee Tech 2/23/1950 3 7 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1973
Team Total 26.0 14 221.9 6-2.1 3.5