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1987 Los Angeles Rams

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6-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.8, Offense: -0.6, Defense: -1.2, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 317 points (21.1/g), 16th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 361 points (24.1/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -44 points (-2.9/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 6.4-8.6.

Coach: John Robinson (6-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ernie Zampese
 Defensive Coordinator: Fritz Shurmur
 Other Notable Asst.: Norv Turner (Wide Receivers/Tight Ends)

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 Jim Everett 24 1 11 162 for 302, 2,064 yards, 10 td, 13 int, & 18 rushes for 83 yards and 1 td Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1986
RB Charles White*+ 29 7 12 324 rushes for 1,374 yards, 11 td, & 23 catches for 121 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 1st / 27th pick / 1980
FB Mike Guman 29 7 8 36 rushes for 98 yards, 1 td, & 22 catches for 263 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 154th pick / 1980
WR Ron Brown 26 3 11 26 catches for 521 yards, 2 td, & 2 rushes for 22 yards and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 41st pick / 1983
WR Henry Ellard 26 4 12 51 catches for 799 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 4 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1983
TE David Hill 33 11 12 11 catches for 105 yards, 0 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 46th pick / 1976
LT Irv Pankey 29 7 12 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1980
LG Tom Newberry 25 1 12 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1986
C Doug Smith* 31 9 12
RG Dennis Harrah* 34 12 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1975
RT Jackie Slater* 33 11 12 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 86th pick / 1976
 Defensive Starters
LDE Doug Reed 27 3 12 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 111th pick / 1983
NT Greg Meisner 28 6 15 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1981
RDE Reggie Doss 31 9 9 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 189th pick / 1978
LOLB Mel Owens 29 6 12 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1981
LILB Carl Ekern 33 11 11 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 128th pick / 1976
RILB Jim Collins 29 6 15 1.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1981
ROLB Mike Wilcher 27 4 12 5.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 36th pick / 1983
LCB Jerry Gray* 25 2 12 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1985
RCB LeRoy Irvin 30 7 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1980
SS Vince Newsome 26 4 8 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 97th pick / 1983
FS Nolan Cromwell 32 10 8 1.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1977
 Special Teams Starters
K Mike Lansford 29 5 0 17 of 21 field goals & 36 of 38 extra points New York Giants / 12th / 312th pick / 1980
P Dale Hatcher 24 2 0 76 punts for a 41.3 average, 1 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 77th pick / 1985
PR Henry Ellard 26 4 12 15 punt returns for a 7.1 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1983
KR Ron Brown 26 3 11 27 kick returns for a 21.5 average and 1 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 41st pick / 1983

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
53 Sam Anno 22 3 0 236 6-2 USC 1/26/1965 Rook 0
90 David Aupiu 26 1 0 235 6-2 BYU 2/10/1961 Rook 0
82 Greg Baty 23 4 0 241 6-5 Stanford 8/28/1964 1 0 New England Patriots / 8th / 220th pick / 1986
42 Greg Bell 25 rb 2 1 210 5-10 Notre Dame 8/1/1962 3 1 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1984
91 Kyle Borland 26 lb 2 2 232 6-3 Wisconsin 7/5/1961 Rook 1
92 Richard Brown 22 8 0 240 6-3 San Diego St. 9/21/1965 Rook 1
89 Ron Brown 26 KR 12 11 181 5-11 Arizona St. 3/31/1961 3 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 41st pick / 1983
32 Cullen Bryant 36 3 0 234 6-1 Colorado 5/20/1951 14 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1973
94 Dan Clark 23 1 0 233 6-2 San Jose St. 5/21/1964 Rook 0
50 Jim Collins 29 RILB 15 15 230 6-2 Syracuse 6/11/1958 6 7 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1981
72 Tom Cox 25 3 0 260 6-5 USC 12/4/1962 Rook 0
21 Nolan Cromwell 32 FS 15 8 200 6-1 Kansas 1/30/1955 10 4 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1977
53 Rick DiBernardo 23 lb 3 3 230 6-3 Notre Dame 6/12/1964 1 2
29 Eric Dickerson*+ 27 rb 3 2 220 6-3 SMU 9/2/1960 4 2 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 2nd pick / 1983
8 Steve Dils 32 qb 15 4 190 6-1 Stanford 12/8/1955 8 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 97th pick / 1979
71 Reggie Doss 31 RDE 12 9 265 6-4 Hampton 12/7/1956 9 4 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 189th pick / 1978
95 Dennis Edwards 28 3 0 253 6-4 USC 10/6/1959 Rook 0 Buffalo Bills / 9th / 245th pick / 1982
55 Carl Ekern 33 LILB 11 11 223 6-3 San Jose St. 5/27/1954 11 5 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 128th pick / 1976
80 Henry Ellard 26 PR 12 12 180 5-11 Fresno St. 7/21/1961 4 9 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1983
87 Jon Embree 22 1 0 234 6-2 Colorado 10/15/1965 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 166th pick / 1987
34 Donald Evans 23 1 0 282 6-2 Winston-Salem St. 3/14/1964 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 47th pick / 1987
11 Jim Everett 24 QB 11 11 212 6-5 Purdue 1/3/1963 1 8 Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1986
35 Jon Francis 23 9 0 207 5-11 Colorado St.,Boise St. 6/21/1964 Rook 1 New York Giants / 7th / 184th pick / 1986
30 Owen Gill 25 1 0 230 6-1 Iowa 2/19/1962 2 0 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1985
63 Hank Goebel 23 t 3 3 270 6-7 Cal State-Fullerton 11/1/1964 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 216th pick / 1986
25 Jerry Gray* 25 LCB 12 12 183 6-0 Texas 12/16/1962 2 8 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1985
91 Kevin Greene 25 9 0 247 6-3 Auburn 7/31/1962 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 113th pick / 1985
44 Mike Guman 29 FB 12 8 216 6-2 Penn St. 4/21/1958 7 4 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 154th pick / 1980
27 Darryl Hall 28 1 0 185 5-10 San Diego St. 10/23/1959 Rook 0
60 Dennis Harrah* 34 RG 8 8 260 6-5 Miami (FL) 3/9/1953 12 4 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 11th pick / 1975
5 Dale Hatcher 24 P 15 0 209 6-2 Clemson 4/5/1963 2 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 77th pick / 1985
82 Bernard Henry 27 wr 3 2 180 6-1 Arizona St. 4/9/1960 5 0
28 Cliff Hicks 23 11 0 190 5-9 Oregon 8/18/1964 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 74th pick / 1987
81 David Hill 33 TE 12 12 229 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 1/1/1954 11 1 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 46th pick / 1976
96 Neil Hope 24 lb 3 1 235 6-2 USC 3/22/1963 Rook 1
83 Kevin House 30 wr 12 1 181 6-1 Southern Illinois 12/20/1957 7 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1980
47 LeRoy Irvin 30 RCB 10 9 184 5-11 Kansas 9/15/1957 7 4 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1980
36 Kirby Jackson 22 db 5 3 179 5-10 Mississippi St. 2/2/1965 Rook 1 New York Jets / 5th / 129th pick / 1987
72 Robert Jenkins 24 10 0 258 6-5 UCLA 12/30/1963 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 144th pick / 1986
59 Mark Jerue 27 4 0 229 6-3 Washington 1/15/1960 4 0 New York Jets / 5th / 135th pick / 1982
77 Gary Jeter 32 12 0 259 6-4 USC 1/24/1955 10 1 New York Giants / 1st / 5th pick / 1977
86 Damone Johnson 25 12 5 230 6-4 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 3/2/1962 1 2 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 162nd pick / 1985
46 Holbert Johnson 27 3 0 180 5-9 New Mexico St. 7/14/1960 Rook 1
20 Johnnie Johnson 31 fs 7 7 185 6-1 Texas 10/8/1956 7 3 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 17th pick / 1980
89 Sam Johnson 23 wr 3 1 180 5-11 Utah St.,Prairie View 9/7/1964 Rook 0
92 Jim Kalafat 25 1 0 235 6-0 Montana St. 2/21/1962 Rook 0
52 Larry Kelm 23 lb 12 1 236 6-4 Texas A&M 11/29/1964 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 108th pick / 1987
79 Suge Knight 22 2 0 265 6-2 UNLV 4/19/1965 Rook 0
1 Mike Lansford 29 K 15 0 183 6-0 Washington 7/20/1958 5 4 New York Giants / 12th / 312th pick / 1980
67 Duval Love 24 g 10 4 275 6-3 UCLA 6/24/1963 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 274th pick / 1985
51 Chris Matau 23 3 0 310 6-3 BYU 1/22/1964 Rook 0
83 James McDonald 26 te 5 3 234 6-5 USC 3/29/1961 4 0
63 Mike McDonald 29 10 0 238 6-1 USC 6/22/1958 4 1
24 Buford McGee 27 rb 3 1 206 6-0 Mississippi 8/16/1960 3 0 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 286th pick / 1984
69 Greg Meisner 28 NT 15 15 257 6-3 Pittsburgh 4/23/1959 6 6 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 63rd pick / 1981
12 Hugh Millen 24 1 0 216 6-5 Washington 11/22/1963 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 71st pick / 1986
98 Shawn Miller 26 rde 6 6 255 6-4 Utah St. 3/14/1961 3 3
81 Stacey Mobley 22 wr 3 1 168 5-8 Jackson St. 9/15/1965 Rook 1
84 Malcolm Moore 26 wr 3 1 240 6-3 USC 6/24/1961 Rook 1 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 54th pick / 1984 Supp
76 Joe Murray 27 g 3 3 265 6-4 USC 11/7/1960 Rook 1
66 Tom Newberry 25 LG 12 12 285 6-2 Wisc-LaCrosse 12/20/1962 1 8 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1986
22 Vince Newsome 26 SS 8 8 180 6-1 Washington 1/22/1961 4 3 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 97th pick / 1983
86 Don Noble 22 2 0 253 6-2 California 10/11/1965 Rook 0
58 Mel Owens 29 LOLB 12 12 224 6-2 Michigan 12/7/1958 6 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1981
42 Chris Pacheco 23 3 0 250 6-0 Cal State-Northridge,Fresno St. 1/22/1964 Rook 0
75 Irv Pankey 29 LT 12 12 277 6-4 Penn St. 2/15/1958 7 5 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1980
67 Dave Purling 25 1 0 240 6-5 USC 6/26/1962 Rook 0
9 Bernard Quarles 27 1 0 215 6-2 UCLA,Hawaii 1/4/1960 Rook 0
93 Doug Reed 27 LDE 12 12 254 6-3 San Diego St. 7/16/1960 3 5 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 111th pick / 1983
37 Reggie Richardson 24 db 3 3 180 6-0 Utah 4/13/1963 Rook 1
87 Joe Rose 30 1 0 228 6-3 California 6/24/1957 7 0 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 185th pick / 1980
48 Craig Rutledge 23 3 0 190 6-0 UCLA 1/30/1964 Rook 0
76 Mike Schad 24 1 0 290 6-5 Queens (Canada) 10/2/1963 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 23rd pick / 1986
64 Greg Sinnott 23 1 0 280 6-7 Utah St. 8/29/1964 Rook 0
78 Jackie Slater* 33 RT 12 12 277 6-4 Jackson St. 5/27/1954 11 8 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 86th pick / 1976
61 Tony Slaton 26 11 0 265 6-3 USC 4/12/1961 2 1 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 155th pick / 1984
56 Doug Smith* 31 C 12 12 259 6-3 Bowling Green 11/25/1956 9 6
88 Phil Smith 27 wr 2 2 190 6-3 San Diego St. 4/28/1960 4 1 Baltimore Colts / 4th / 85th pick / 1983
23 Michael Stewart 22 db 12 4 202 5-11 Fresno St. 7/12/1965 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 213th pick / 1987
65 Fred Stokes 23 8 0 274 6-3 Georgia Southern 3/14/1964 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 332nd pick / 1987
49 Mickey Sutton 27 db 12 3 165 5-8 Montana 8/28/1960 1 2
62 Tom Taylor 25 g 3 3 267 6-3 Georgia Tech 9/14/1962 Rook 1
73 Kelly Thomas 27 t 3 3 270 6-6 USC 9/9/1960 4 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 4th / 99th pick / 1983
42 Casey Tiumalu 26 3 0 206 5-8 BYU 6/19/1961 Rook 0
68 Navy Tuiasosopo 22 c 3 3 285 6-2 Utah St. 5/24/1965 Rook 1
32 Tim Tyrrell 26 11 0 204 6-1 Northern Illinois 2/19/1961 3 1
51 Norwood Vann 25 11 0 228 6-1 East Carolina 2/18/1962 3 1 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 253rd pick / 1984
41 Frank Wattelet 29 5 0 185 6-0 Kansas 10/25/1958 6 0
33 Charles White*+ 29 RB 15 12 190 5-10 USC 1/22/1958 7 12 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 27th pick / 1980
57 Cary Whittingham 24 3 0 230 6-2 BYU 5/30/1963 Rook 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 9th / 230th pick / 1986
52 Kyle Whittingham 28 lb 3 3 232 6-0 BYU 11/21/1959 Rook 1
54 Mike Wilcher 27 ROLB 12 12 238 6-3 North Carolina 3/20/1960 4 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 36th pick / 1983
31 Alonzo Williams 24 3 0 192 5-9 Mesa 8/9/1963 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 12th / 326th pick / 1987
43 Greg Williamson 23 db 3 3 185 5-11 Fresno St. 5/11/1964 Rook 1
99 Alvin Wright 26 nt 15 3 274 6-2 Jacksonville St. 2/5/1961 1 2
88 Mike Young 25 12 0 187 6-1 UCLA 2/21/1962 2 1 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 161st pick / 1985
41 Ed Zeman 24 3 0 195 6-1 Fort Lewis 9/25/1963 Rook 0
Team Total 26.1 15 227.4 6-1.8 2.7