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1977 Los Angeles Rams

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10-4-0, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 8.4, Offense: 3.8, Defense: 4.6, SoS: -2.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 302 points (21.6/g), 4th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 146 points (10.4/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 156 points (11.1/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 11.9-2.1.

Coach: Chuck Knox (10-4-0)

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 Pat Haden* 24 1 10 122 for 216, 1,551 yards, 11 td, 6 int, & 29 rushes for 106 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 176th pick / 1975
RB Lawrence McCutcheon* 27 5 14 294 rushes for 1,238 yards, 7 td, & 25 catches for 274 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1972
FB John Cappelletti 25 3 14 178 rushes for 598 yards, 5 td, & 28 catches for 228 yards and 1 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1974
WR Harold Jackson* 31 9 14 48 catches for 666 yards, 6 td, & 1 rush for 6 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
WR Billy Waddy 23 Rook 8 23 catches for 355 yards, 1 td, & 2 rushes for 34 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1977
TE Terry Nelson 26 4 14 31 catches for 401 yards, 3 td, & 3 rushes for 31 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1973
LT Doug France* 24 2 13 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1975
LG Tom Mack* 34 11 14 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1966
C Rich Saul* 29 7 14 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 204th pick / 1970
RG Dennis Harrah 24 2 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1975
RT John Williams 32 9 14 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 23rd pick / 1968
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jack Youngblood* 27 6 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1971
LDT Larry Brooks* 27 5 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 355th pick / 1972
RDT Cody Jones 26 3 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 115th pick / 1973
RDE Fred Dryer 31 8 14 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1969
LLB Bob Brudzinski 22 Rook 7 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 23rd pick / 1977
MLB Jim Youngblood 27 4 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1973
RLB Isiah Robertson* 28 6 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1971
LCB Pat Thomas 23 1 12 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 39th pick / 1976
RCB Monte Jackson* 24 2 14 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 28th pick / 1975
SS Dave Elmendorf 28 6 14 2 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1971
FS Bill Simpson 26 3 14 6 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1974
 Special Teams Starters
K Rafael Septien 24 Rook 0 18 of 30 field goals & 32 of 35 extra points New Orleans Saints / 10th / 258th pick / 1977
P Glen Walker 25 Rook 0 73 punts for a 35.2 average, 0 blocked
PR Billy Waddy 23 Rook 8 31 punt returns for a 7.1 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1977
KR Wendell Tyler 22 Rook 0 24 kick returns for a 21.8 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 79th pick / 1977

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
90 Larry Brooks* 27 LDT 14 14 255 6-3 Virginia St. 6/10/1950 5 11 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 355th pick / 1972
59 Bob Brudzinski 22 LLB 14 7 230 6-4 Ohio St. 1/1/1955 Rook 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 23rd pick / 1977
32 Cullen Bryant 26 14 0 234 6-1 Colorado 5/20/1951 4 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1973
22 John Cappelletti 25 FB 14 14 215 6-1 Penn St. 8/9/1952 3 10 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1974
70 Al Cowlings 30 14 0 255 6-5 USC 6/16/1947 7 5 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 5th pick / 1970
21 Nolan Cromwell 22 14 0 200 6-1 Kansas 1/30/1955 Rook 4 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1977
89 Fred Dryer 31 RDE 14 14 240 6-6 San Diego St. 7/6/1946 8 9 New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1969
55 Carl Ekern 23 14 0 223 6-3 San Jose St. 5/27/1954 1 4 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 128th pick / 1976
42 Dave Elmendorf 28 SS 14 14 195 6-1 Texas A&M 6/20/1949 6 8 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1971
79 Mike Fanning 24 14 0 255 6-6 Notre Dame 2/2/1953 2 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1975
15 Vince Ferragamo 23 3 0 212 6-3 California,Nebraska 4/24/1954 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 91st pick / 1977
77 Doug France* 24 LT 13 13 270 6-5 Ohio St. 4/26/1953 2 9 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1975
11 Pat Haden* 24 QB 12 10 182 5-11 USC 1/23/1953 1 11 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 176th pick / 1975
60 Dennis Harrah 24 RG 8 8 260 6-5 Miami (FL) 3/9/1953 2 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1975
73 Winston Hill 36 3 0 270 6-4 Texas Southern 10/23/1941 14 3 Baltimore Colts / 11th / 145th pick / 1963
63 Greg Horton 26 rg 14 6 245 6-4 Colorado 1/1/1951 1 4 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 56th pick / 1974
29 Harold Jackson* 31 WR 14 14 175 5-10 Jackson St. 1/6/1946 9 11 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 323rd pick / 1968
28 Monte Jackson* 24 RCB 14 14 193 5-11 San Diego St. 7/14/1953 2 14 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 28th pick / 1975
81 Ron Jessie 29 wr 3 3 185 6-0 Kansas 2/4/1948 6 2 Dallas Cowboys / 8th / 206th pick / 1971
43 Jim Jodat 23 14 0 210 5-11 Carthage 3/3/1954 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 344th pick / 1976
88 Freeman Johns 24 5 0 175 6-1 SMU 12/20/1953 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 288th pick / 1976
76 Cody Jones 26 RDT 14 14 243 6-5 San Jose St. 5/3/1951 3 8 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 115th pick / 1973
52 Rick Kay 28 5 1 235 6-4 Colorado 11/10/1949 4 3
65 Tom Mack* 34 LG 14 14 250 6-3 Michigan 11/1/1943 11 10 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1966
30 Lawrence McCutcheon* 27 RB 14 14 205 6-1 Colorado St. 6/2/1950 5 17 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1972
50 Kevin McLain 23 8 0 230 6-2 Colorado St. 9/15/1954 1 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 26th pick / 1976
12 Joe Namath 34 qb 4 4 200 6-2 Alabama 5/31/1943 12 3 New York Jets / 1st / 1st pick / 1965
St. Louis Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1965
83 Terry Nelson 26 TE 14 14 233 6-2 Ark-Pine Bluff 5/20/1951 4 7 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 99th pick / 1973
51 Rick Nuzum 25 14 0 238 6-4 Kentucky 6/30/1952 Rook 4 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 126th pick / 1975
49 Rod Perry 24 db 5 2 178 5-9 Colorado 9/11/1953 2 1 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 98th pick / 1975
39 Rod Phillips 25 14 0 220 6-0 Cincinnati,Jackson St. 12/23/1952 2 2
54 Bob Pifferini 27 5 0 226 6-2 UCLA 6/27/1950 5 3 Chicago Bears / 6th / 133rd pick / 1972
64 Jack Reynolds 30 mlb 9 6 232 6-1 Tennessee 11/22/1947 7 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 22nd pick / 1970
58 Isiah Robertson* 28 RLB 14 14 225 6-3 Southern 8/17/1949 6 13 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 10th pick / 1971
61 Rich Saul* 29 C 14 14 241 6-3 Michigan St. 2/5/1948 7 10 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 204th pick / 1970
87 Dwight Scales 24 12 3 178 6-2 Grambling St. 5/30/1953 1 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 155th pick / 1976
1 Rafael Septien 24 K 14 0 176 5-10 La-Lafayette 12/12/1953 Rook 3 New Orleans Saints / 10th / 258th pick / 1977
48 Bill Simpson 26 FS 14 14 184 6-1 Michigan St. 12/5/1951 3 9 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1974
78 Jackie Slater 23 t 14 1 277 6-4 Jackson St. 5/27/1954 1 2 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 86th pick / 1976
27 Pat Thomas 23 LCB 14 12 183 5-9 Texas A&M 9/1/1954 1 8 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 39th pick / 1976
26 Wendell Tyler 22 KR 14 0 198 5-10 UCLA 5/20/1955 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 79th pick / 1977
80 Billy Waddy 23 PR 14 8 187 5-11 Colorado 2/19/1954 Rook 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1977
19 Glen Walker 25 P 14 0 210 6-1 USC 1/16/1952 Rook 1
20 Jackie Wallace 26 10 0 197 6-3 Arizona 3/13/1951 3 4 Minnesota Vikings / 2nd / 34th pick / 1973
62 Jeff Williams 22 1 0 256 6-4 Rhode Island 4/15/1955 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 134th pick / 1977
75 John Williams 32 RT 14 14 256 6-3 Minnesota 10/27/1945 9 8 Baltimore Colts / 1st / 23rd pick / 1968
86 Charle Young 26 14 0 234 6-4 USC 2/5/1951 4 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 1st / 6th pick / 1973
85 Jack Youngblood* 27 LDE 14 14 247 6-4 Florida 1/26/1950 6 13 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1971
53 Jim Youngblood 27 LLB 14 14 235 6-3 Tennessee Tech 2/23/1950 4 9 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1973
Team Total 26.2 14 221.5 6-2.0 3.6