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1981 Los Angeles Rams

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6-10-0, NFC West Division  · 1981 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.4, Offense: -1.4, Defense: -1.0, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 303 points (18.9/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 351 points (21.9/g), 17th.
 Differential of -48 points (-3.0/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 6.6-9.4.

Coach: Ray Malavasi (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Lionel Taylor
 Defensive Coordinator: Bud Carson

Stadium: Anaheim Stadium
 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 Pat Haden 28 5 11 138 for 267, 1,815 yards, 9 td, 13 int, & 18 rushes for 104 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 176th pick / 1975
RB Wendell Tyler 26 4 15 260 rushes for 1,074 yards, 12 td, & 45 catches for 436 yards and 5 td Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 79th pick / 1977
FB Cullen Bryant 30 8 12 109 rushes for 436 yards, 1 td, & 22 catches for 160 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1973
WR Preston Dennard 26 3 15 49 catches for 821 yards, 4 td, & 6 rushes for 29 yards and 0 td
WR Billy Waddy 27 4 14 31 catches for 460 yards, 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1977
TE Walt Arnold 23 1 9 20 catches for 212 yards, 2 td
LT Irv Pankey 23 1 12 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1980
LG Kent Hill 24 2 11 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 26th pick / 1979
C Rich Saul* 33 11 16 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 204th pick / 1970
RG Dennis Harrah 28 6 13 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1975
RT Doug Smith 25 3 13
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jack Youngblood 31 10 16 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1971
LDT Mike Fanning 28 6 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1975
RDT Larry Brooks 31 9 8 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 355th pick / 1972
RDE Cody Jones 30 7 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 115th pick / 1973
LLB Jim Youngblood 31 8 16 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1973
MLB Carl Ekern 27 5 16 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 128th pick / 1976
RLB George Andrews 26 2 15 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 19th pick / 1979
LCB Pat Thomas 27 5 9 4 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 39th pick / 1976
RCB Rod Perry 28 6 16 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 98th pick / 1975
SS Johnnie Johnson 25 1 16 0 interceptions, 5 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 17th pick / 1980
FS Nolan Cromwell*+ 26 4 16 5 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1977
 Special Teams Starters
K Frank Corral 26 3 0 17 of 26 field goals & 36 of 36 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 78th pick / 1978
P Frank Corral 26 3 0 89 punts for a 42.0 average, 0 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 78th pick / 1978
PR LeRoy Irvin+ 24 1 7 46 punt returns for a 13.4 average and 3 td Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1980
KR Drew Hill 25 2 2 60 kick returns for a 19.5 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 328th pick / 1979

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
52 George Andrews 26 RLB 15 15 226 6-3 Nebraska 11/28/1955 2 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 19th pick / 1979
84 Walt Arnold 23 TE 16 9 228 6-3 New Mexico 8/31/1958 1 2
62 Bill Bain 29 t 16 3 279 6-4 Colorado,USC 8/9/1952 6 2 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 47th pick / 1975
81 Ron Battle 22 4 0 220 6-3 North Texas 3/27/1959 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 175th pick / 1981
90 Larry Brooks 31 RDT 8 8 255 6-3 Virginia St. 6/10/1950 9 4 Los Angeles Rams / 14th / 355th pick / 1972
32 Cullen Bryant 30 FB 13 12 234 6-1 Colorado 5/20/1951 8 4 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1973
54 Howard Carson 24 10 0 233 6-2 Howard Payne 2/11/1957 Rook 1
41 Mario Celotto 25 3 0 228 6-3 USC 8/23/1956 3 0 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 171st pick / 1978
83 Henry Childs 30 te 7 7 223 6-2 Kansas St. 4/16/1951 7 1 Atlanta Falcons / 5th / 109th pick / 1974
97 Robert Cobb 24 6 0 248 6-4 Cincinnati,Arizona 10/12/1957 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 66th pick / 1981
50 Jim Collins 23 7 0 230 6-2 Syracuse 6/11/1958 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1981
42 Kirk Collins 23 16 0 182 5-11 Baylor 7/18/1958 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 176th pick / 1980
3 Frank Corral 26 K 16 0 224 6-2 UCLA 6/16/1955 3 6 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 78th pick / 1978
21 Nolan Cromwell*+ 26 FS 16 16 200 6-1 Kansas 1/30/1955 4 12 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1977
88 Preston Dennard 26 WR 15 15 185 6-1 New Mexico 11/28/1955 3 7
71 Reggie Doss 25 RDT 16 8 265 6-4 Hampton 12/7/1956 3 4 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 189th pick / 1978
89 Fred Dryer 35 2 0 240 6-6 San Diego St. 7/6/1946 12 0 New York Giants / 1st / 13th pick / 1969
55 Carl Ekern 27 MLB 16 16 223 6-3 San Jose St. 5/27/1954 5 7 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 128th pick / 1976
79 Mike Fanning 28 LDT 16 16 255 6-6 Notre Dame 2/2/1953 6 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1975
77 Doug France 28 t 8 1 270 6-5 Ohio St. 4/26/1953 6 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1975
89 Lewis Gilbert 25 6 0 225 6-4 Florida 5/24/1956 3 0
44 Mike Guman 23 rb 16 4 216 6-2 Penn St. 4/21/1958 1 4 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 154th pick / 1980
11 Pat Haden 28 QB 13 11 182 5-11 USC 1/23/1953 5 5 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 176th pick / 1975
60 Dennis Harrah 28 RG 15 13 260 6-5 Miami (FL) 3/9/1953 6 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1975
51 Joe Harris 29 lb 16 1 225 6-1 Georgia Tech 12/6/1952 4 3 Chicago Bears / 8th / 197th pick / 1975
87 Drew Hill 25 KR 16 2 170 5-9 Georgia Tech 10/5/1956 2 3 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 328th pick / 1979
72 Kent Hill 24 LG 16 11 260 6-5 Georgia Tech 3/7/1957 2 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 26th pick / 1979
47 LeRoy Irvin+ 24 lcb 16 7 184 5-11 Kansas 9/15/1957 1 12 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1980
20 Johnnie Johnson 25 SS 16 16 185 6-1 Texas 10/8/1956 1 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 17th pick / 1980
76 Cody Jones 30 RDE 16 16 243 6-5 San Jose St. 5/3/1951 7 7 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 115th pick / 1973
9 Jeff Kemp 22 1 0 201 6-0 Dartmouth 7/11/1959 Rook 0
73 Phil McKinnely 27 7 0 248 6-4 UCLA 7/8/1954 5 0 Atlanta Falcons / 9th / 246th pick / 1976
69 Greg Meisner 22 9 0 257 6-3 Pittsburgh 4/23/1959 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1981
82 Willie Miller 34 wr 13 1 172 5-9 Colorado St. 4/26/1947 6 1 Houston Oilers / 12th / 302nd pick / 1975
86 Jeff Moore 24 10 0 194 6-1 Tennessee 3/2/1957 1 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 58th pick / 1979
95 Phil Murphy 24 16 0 290 6-5 South Carolina St. 9/26/1957 1 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1980
58 Mel Owens 23 16 0 224 6-2 Michigan 12/7/1958 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1981
75 Irv Pankey 23 LT 13 12 277 6-4 Penn St. 2/15/1958 1 5 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1980
10 Dan Pastorini 32 qb 7 5 208 6-2 Santa Clara 5/26/1949 10 -6 Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1971
22 Jairo Penaranda 23 16 0 217 5-11 UCLA 6/15/1958 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 328th pick / 1981
49 Rod Perry 28 RCB 16 16 178 5-9 Colorado 9/11/1953 6 6 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 98th pick / 1975
8 Jeff Rutledge 24 4 0 195 6-1 Alabama 1/22/1957 2 1 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 246th pick / 1979
61 Rich Saul* 33 C 16 16 241 6-3 Michigan St. 2/5/1948 11 9 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 204th pick / 1970
78 Jackie Slater 27 LT 11 11 277 6-4 Jackson St. 5/27/1954 5 5 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 86th pick / 1976
56 Doug Smith 25 RG 16 13 259 6-3 Bowling Green 11/25/1956 3 6
23 Lucious Smith 24 16 0 190 5-10 San Diego St.,Cal State-Fullerton 1/17/1957 1 1
37 Ivory Sully 24 16 0 198 6-0 Delaware 6/20/1957 2 1
33 Jewerl Thomas 24 rb 15 1 230 5-10 UCLA,San Jose St. 9/10/1957 1 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 58th pick / 1980
27 Pat Thomas 27 LCB 12 9 183 5-9 Texas A&M 9/1/1954 5 4 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 39th pick / 1976
26 Wendell Tyler 26 RB 15 15 198 5-10 UCLA 5/20/1955 4 10 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 79th pick / 1977
80 Billy Waddy 27 WR 15 14 187 5-11 Colorado 2/19/1954 4 4 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1977
85 Jack Youngblood 31 LDE 16 16 247 6-4 Florida 1/26/1950 10 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1971
53 Jim Youngblood 31 LLB 16 16 235 6-3 Tennessee Tech 2/23/1950 8 7 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1973
Team Total 26.4 16 224.6 6-1.8 3.7