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1983 Los Angeles Rams

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.9, Offense: 2.0, Defense: 0.9, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 361 points (22.6/g), 11th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 344 points (21.5/g), 15th.
 Differential of 17 points (1.1/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 8.5-7.5.

Coach: John Robinson (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jimmy Raye
 Defensive Coordinator: Fritz Shurmur

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 Vince Ferragamo 29 6 16 274 for 464, 3,276 yards, 22 td, 23 int, & 22 rushes for 17 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 91st pick / 1977
RB Eric Dickerson*+ 23 Rook 16 390 rushes for 1,808 yards, 18 td, & 51 catches for 404 yards and 2 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1983
FB Mike Guman 25 3 14 7 rushes for 42 yards, 0 td, & 34 catches for 347 yards and 4 td Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 154th pick / 1980
WR Preston Dennard 28 5 13 33 catches for 465 yards, 5 td
WR George Farmer 25 1 16 40 catches for 556 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for -9 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 248th pick / 1980
TE Mike Barber 30 7 16 55 catches for 657 yards, 3 td Houston Oilers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1976
LT Bill Bain 31 8 16 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 47th pick / 1975
LG Kent Hill* 26 4 16 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 26th pick / 1979
C Doug Smith 27 5 14
RG Dennis Harrah 30 8 15 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1975
RT Jackie Slater* 29 7 16 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 86th pick / 1976
 Defensive Starters
LDE Jack Youngblood 33 12 16 10.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1971
NT Greg Meisner 24 2 10 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1981
RDE Reggie Doss 27 5 16 5.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 189th pick / 1978
LOLB Mel Owens 25 2 16 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1981
LILB Carl Ekern 29 7 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 128th pick / 1976
RILB Jim Collins 25 2 13 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1981
ROLB George Andrews 28 4 16 3.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 19th pick / 1979
LCB Eric Harris 28 3 11 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 104th pick / 1977
RCB LeRoy Irvin 26 3 13 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1980
SS Nolan Cromwell* 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1977
FS Johnnie Johnson 27 3 16 1.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 17th pick / 1980
 Special Teams Starters
K Chuck Nelson 23 Rook 0 5 of 11 field goals & 33 of 37 extra points Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 87th pick / 1983
P John Misko 29 1 0 82 punts for a 40.3 average, 1 blocked
PR LeRoy Irvin 26 3 13 25 punt returns for a 8.5 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1980
KR Barry Redden 23 1 0 19 kick returns for a 18.8 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 14th pick / 1982

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
31 Robert Alexander 25 15 0 185 6-0 West Virginia 4/21/1958 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 269th pick / 1981
52 George Andrews 28 ROLB 16 16 226 6-3 Nebraska 11/28/1955 4 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 19th pick / 1979
62 Bill Bain 31 LT 16 16 279 6-4 Colorado,USC 8/9/1952 8 7 Green Bay Packers / 2nd / 47th pick / 1975
86 Mike Barber 30 TE 16 16 235 6-3 Louisiana Tech 6/4/1953 7 6 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 48th pick / 1976
96 Doug Barnett 23 16 0 250 6-3 Azusa Pacific 4/12/1960 1 1 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 118th pick / 1982
65 Richard Bishop 33 2 0 275 6-1 Louisville 3/23/1950 7 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 127th pick / 1974
73 Russ Bolinger 29 g 16 1 255 6-5 California-Riverside,Long Beach St. 9/10/1954 7 2 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 68th pick / 1976
54 Howard Carson 26 16 0 233 6-2 Howard Payne 2/11/1957 2 1
50 Jim Collins 25 RILB 16 13 230 6-2 Syracuse 6/11/1958 2 7 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1981
42 Kirk Collins 25 db 4 4 182 5-11 Baylor 7/18/1958 2 3 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 176th pick / 1980
21 Nolan Cromwell* 28 SS 16 16 200 6-1 Kansas 1/30/1955 6 10 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1977
70 Charles DeJurnett 31 nt 10 6 263 6-4 San Jose St. 6/17/1952 7 3 San Diego Chargers / 17th / 418th pick / 1974
88 Preston Dennard 28 WR 14 13 185 6-1 New Mexico 11/28/1955 5 4
29 Eric Dickerson*+ 23 RB 16 16 220 6-3 SMU 9/2/1960 Rook 15 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1983
71 Reggie Doss 27 RDE 16 16 265 6-4 Hampton 12/7/1956 5 8 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 189th pick / 1978
55 Carl Ekern 29 LILB 16 16 223 6-3 San Jose St. 5/27/1954 7 8 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 128th pick / 1976
80 Henry Ellard 22 12 0 180 5-11 Fresno St. 7/21/1961 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1983
84 George Farmer 25 WR 16 16 175 5-10 Southern 12/5/1958 1 5 Los Angeles Rams / 9th / 248th pick / 1980
15 Vince Ferragamo 29 QB 16 16 212 6-3 California,Nebraska 4/24/1954 6 10 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 91st pick / 1977
82 Otis Grant 22 wr 16 3 197 6-3 Michigan St. 8/13/1961 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 134th pick / 1983
44 Mike Guman 25 FB 16 14 216 6-2 Penn St. 4/21/1958 3 3 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 154th pick / 1980
60 Dennis Harrah 30 RG 15 15 260 6-5 Miami (FL) 3/9/1953 8 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1975
26 Eric Harris 28 LCB 16 11 198 6-3 Memphis 8/11/1955 3 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 4th / 104th pick / 1977
81 David Hill 29 te 16 2 229 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 1/1/1954 7 3 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 46th pick / 1976
72 Kent Hill* 26 LG 16 16 260 6-5 Georgia Tech 3/7/1957 4 9 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 26th pick / 1979
47 LeRoy Irvin 26 PR 15 13 184 5-11 Kansas 9/15/1957 3 7 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1980
35 Monte Jackson 30 db 5 1 193 5-11 San Diego St. 7/14/1953 8 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 28th pick / 1975
59 Mark Jerue 23 16 0 229 6-3 Washington 1/15/1960 Rook 1 New York Jets / 5th / 135th pick / 1982
77 Gary Jeter 28 16 0 259 6-4 USC 1/24/1955 6 2 New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1977
20 Johnnie Johnson 27 FS 16 16 185 6-1 Texas 10/8/1956 3 9 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 17th pick / 1980
24 A.J. Jones 24 9 0 202 6-1 Texas 5/30/1959 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 202nd pick / 1982
25 Gordon Jones 26 11 0 190 6-0 Pittsburgh 7/25/1957 4 2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 34th pick / 1979
9 Jeff Kemp 24 4 0 201 6-0 Dartmouth 7/11/1959 2 0
76 Gary Kowalski 23 15 0 280 6-6 Boston Col. 7/2/1960 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 144th pick / 1983
1 Mike Lansford 25 4 0 183 6-0 Washington 7/20/1958 1 0 New York Giants / 12th / 312th pick / 1980
67 Myron Lapka 27 4 0 258 6-4 USC 5/10/1956 3 0 New York Giants / 3rd / 64th pick / 1980
51 Dave Lewis 29 13 0 240 6-4 USC 10/15/1954 6 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 29th pick / 1977
83 James McDonald 22 16 0 234 6-5 USC 3/29/1961 Rook 0
69 Greg Meisner 24 NT 16 10 257 6-3 Pittsburgh 4/23/1959 2 5 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1981
6 John Misko 29 P 16 0 207 6-5 Oregon St. 10/1/1954 1 2
13 Chuck Nelson 23 K 12 0 175 5-11 Washington 2/23/1960 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 87th pick / 1983
22 Vince Newsome 22 db 16 3 180 6-1 Washington 1/22/1961 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 97th pick / 1983
58 Mel Owens 25 LOLB 16 16 224 6-2 Michigan 12/7/1958 2 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1981
30 Barry Redden 23 KR 15 0 210 5-10 Richmond 7/21/1960 1 3 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 14th pick / 1982
64 Joe Shearin 23 g 16 2 254 6-4 Texas 4/16/1960 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 181st pick / 1982
89 Jeff Simmons 23 3 0 195 6-3 USC 7/6/1960 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 171st pick / 1983
78 Jackie Slater* 29 RT 16 16 277 6-4 Jackson St. 5/27/1954 7 11 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 86th pick / 1976
56 Doug Smith 27 C 14 14 259 6-3 Bowling Green 11/25/1956 5 6
37 Ivory Sully 26 16 0 198 6-0 Delaware 6/20/1957 4 1
94 Mike Wilcher 23 15 0 238 6-3 North Carolina 3/20/1960 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 36th pick / 1983
66 Eric Williams 28 11 0 227 6-2 USC 6/17/1955 6 1 St. Louis Cardinals / 8th / 216th pick / 1977
23 Henry Williams 27 5 0 180 5-10 San Diego St. 12/2/1956 4 0 Oakland Raiders / 6th / 156th pick / 1979
28 Mike Williams 30 2 0 181 5-10 LSU 11/22/1953 8 0 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 22nd pick / 1975
85 Jack Youngblood 33 LDE 16 16 247 6-4 Florida 1/26/1950 12 9 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1971
53 Jim Youngblood 33 lb 7 3 235 6-3 Tennessee Tech 2/23/1950 10 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1973
Team Total 26.5 16 222.4 6-2.1 3.6