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1989 Los Angeles Rams

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11-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.6, Offense: 5.7, Defense: -1.1, SoS: -0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 426 points (26.6/g), 2nd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 344 points (21.5/g), 17th.
 Differential of 82 points (5.1/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 10.0-6.0.

Coach: John Robinson (11-5-0)
 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

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 Jim Everett 26 3 16 304 for 518, 4,310 yards, 29 td, 17 int, & 25 rushes for 31 yards and 1 td Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1986
RB Greg Bell 27 5 15 272 rushes for 1,137 yards, 15 td, & 19 catches for 85 yards and 0 td Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1984
FB Buford McGee 29 5 13 21 rushes for 99 yards, 1 td, & 37 catches for 303 yards and 4 td San Diego Chargers / 11th / 286th pick / 1984
WR Flipper Anderson 24 1 13 44 catches for 1,146 yards, 5 td, & 1 rush for -1 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 46th pick / 1988
WR Henry Ellard* 28 6 12 70 catches for 1,382 yards, 8 td, & 2 rushes for 10 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1983
TE Damone Johnson 27 3 16 25 catches for 148 yards, 5 td Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 162nd pick / 1985
LT Irv Pankey 31 9 14 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1980
LG Tom Newberry*+ 27 3 16 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1986
C Doug Smith* 33 11 16
RG Tony Slaton 28 4 15 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 155th pick / 1984
RT Jackie Slater* 35 13 16 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 86th pick / 1976
 Defensive Starters
LDE Doug Reed 29 5 11 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 111th pick / 1983
NT Alvin Wright 28 3 16 3.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
RDE Shawn Miller 28 5 11 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
LOLB Kevin Greene* 27 4 16 16.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 113th pick / 1985
LILB Mel Owens 31 8 11 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1981
RILB Fred Strickland 23 1 12 2.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 47th pick / 1988
ROLB Mike Wilcher 29 6 16 5.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 36th pick / 1983
LCB Jerry Gray* 27 4 16 0.0 sacks, 6 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1985
RCB LeRoy Irvin 32 9 10 0.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1980
SS Michael Stewart 24 2 15 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 213th pick / 1987
FS Vince Newsome 28 6 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 97th pick / 1983
 Special Teams Starters
K Mike Lansford 31 7 0 23 of 30 field goals & 51 of 51 extra points New York Giants / 12th / 312th pick / 1980
P Dale Hatcher 26 4 0 73 punts for a 38.8 average, 1 blocked Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 77th pick / 1985
PR Darryl Henley 23 Rook 0 28 punt returns for a 9.5 average and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1989
KR Ron Brown 28 5 0 47 kick returns for a 20.6 average and 0 td Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 41st pick / 1983

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
83 Flipper Anderson 24 WR 16 13 175 6-0 UCLA 3/7/1965 1 11 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 46th pick / 1988
79 Kurt Becker 31 2 0 271 6-5 Michigan 12/22/1958 7 0 Chicago Bears / 6th / 146th pick / 1982
42 Greg Bell 27 RB 16 15 210 5-10 Notre Dame 8/1/1962 5 9 Buffalo Bills / 1st / 26th pick / 1984
57 George Bethune 22 16 0 238 6-4 Alabama 3/30/1967 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 188th pick / 1989
92 Richard Brown 24 lb 13 2 240 6-3 San Diego St. 9/21/1965 2 2
89 Ron Brown 28 KR 16 0 181 5-11 Arizona St. 3/31/1961 5 1 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 41st pick / 1983
88 Pat Carter 23 16 0 256 6-4 Florida St. 8/1/1966 1 0 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1988
84 Aaron Cox 24 wr 16 3 174 5-9 Arizona St. 3/13/1965 1 3 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 20th pick / 1988
39 Robert Delpino 24 rb 16 1 205 6-0 Missouri 11/2/1965 1 6 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 117th pick / 1988
80 Henry Ellard* 28 WR 14 12 180 5-11 Fresno St. 7/21/1961 6 13 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1983
11 Jim Everett 26 QB 16 16 212 6-5 Purdue 1/3/1963 3 14 Houston Oilers / 1st / 3rd pick / 1986
34 Mel Farr 23 1 0 222 6-0 UCLA 8/12/1966 Rook 0 Denver Broncos / 9th / 248th pick / 1988
51 Brett Faryniarz 24 16 0 230 6-3 San Diego St. 7/23/1965 1 2
43 Cleveland Gary 23 10 0 226 6-0 Georgia,Miami (FL) 5/4/1966 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 26th pick / 1989
25 Jerry Gray* 27 LCB 16 16 183 6-0 Texas 12/16/1962 4 13 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1985
44 Gaston Green 23 rb 6 1 189 5-10 UCLA 8/1/1966 1 0 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 14th pick / 1988
91 Kevin Greene* 27 LOLB 16 16 247 6-3 Auburn 7/31/1962 4 12 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 113th pick / 1985
5 Dale Hatcher 26 P 16 0 209 6-2 Clemson 4/5/1963 4 1 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 77th pick / 1985
70 Bill Hawkins 23 de 13 1 269 6-6 Miami (FL) 5/9/1966 Rook 1 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 21st pick / 1989
20 Darryl Henley 23 PR 15 0 172 5-9 UCLA 10/30/1966 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1989
9 Mark Herrmann 30 3 0 200 6-4 Purdue 1/8/1959 7 0 Denver Broncos / 4th / 98th pick / 1981
28 Cliff Hicks 25 rcb 15 6 190 5-9 Oregon 8/18/1964 2 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 74th pick / 1987
81 Pete Holohan 30 te 16 6 237 6-4 Notre Dame 7/25/1959 8 5 San Diego Chargers / 7th / 189th pick / 1981
47 LeRoy Irvin 32 RCB 13 10 184 5-11 Kansas 9/15/1957 9 5 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 70th pick / 1980
31 Alfred Jackson 22 7 0 183 6-0 San Diego St. 7/10/1967 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 135th pick / 1989
72 Robert Jenkins 26 t 16 2 258 6-5 UCLA 12/30/1963 2 2 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 144th pick / 1986
59 Mark Jerue 29 6 0 229 6-3 Washington 1/15/1960 6 0 New York Jets / 5th / 135th pick / 1982
86 Damone Johnson 27 TE 16 16 230 6-4 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 3/2/1962 3 1 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 162nd pick / 1985
52 Larry Kelm 25 lilb 7 6 236 6-4 Texas A&M 11/29/1964 2 3 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 108th pick / 1987
1 Mike Lansford 31 K 16 0 183 6-0 Washington 7/20/1958 7 5 New York Giants / 12th / 312th pick / 1980
67 Duval Love 26 g 15 1 275 6-3 UCLA 6/24/1963 4 2 Los Angeles Rams / 10th / 274th pick / 1985
90 Mike McDonald 31 16 0 238 6-1 USC 6/22/1958 6 1
24 Buford McGee 29 FB 16 13 206 6-0 Mississippi 8/16/1960 5 3 San Diego Chargers / 11th / 286th pick / 1984
60 Mark Messner 24 4 0 256 6-2 Michigan 12/29/1965 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 6th / 161st pick / 1989
98 Shawn Miller 28 RDE 16 11 255 6-4 Utah St. 3/14/1961 5 5
66 Tom Newberry*+ 27 LG 16 16 285 6-2 Wisc-LaCrosse 12/20/1962 3 16 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1986
26 Anthony Newman 24 db 15 1 203 6-0 Oregon 11/25/1965 1 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 35th pick / 1988
22 Vince Newsome 28 FS 16 16 180 6-1 Washington 1/22/1961 6 6 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 97th pick / 1983
58 Mel Owens 31 LILB 16 11 224 6-2 Michigan 12/7/1958 8 5 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 9th pick / 1981
75 Irv Pankey 31 LT 14 14 277 6-4 Penn St. 2/15/1958 9 7 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 50th pick / 1980
95 Mike Piel 24 rde 13 6 268 6-4 Illinois 9/21/1965 Rook 3 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 82nd pick / 1988
93 Doug Reed 29 LDE 11 11 254 6-3 San Diego St. 7/16/1960 5 5 Los Angeles Rams / 4th / 111th pick / 1983
78 Jackie Slater* 35 RT 16 16 277 6-4 Jackson St. 5/27/1954 13 13 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 86th pick / 1976
61 Tony Slaton 28 RG 15 15 265 6-3 USC 4/12/1961 4 8 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 155th pick / 1984
96 Brian Smith 23 3 0 242 6-6 Auburn 4/23/1966 Rook 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 48th pick / 1989
56 Doug Smith* 33 C 16 16 259 6-3 Bowling Green 11/25/1956 11 11
97 Sean Smith 24 de 2 1 280 6-4 Grambling St. 3/27/1965 2 0 Chicago Bears / 4th / 101st pick / 1987
50 Frank Stams 24 lb 16 3 240 6-2 Notre Dame 7/17/1965 Rook 2 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 45th pick / 1989
23 Michael Stewart 24 SS 16 15 202 5-11 Fresno St. 7/12/1965 2 6 Los Angeles Rams / 8th / 213th pick / 1987
53 Fred Strickland 23 RILB 12 12 246 6-2 Purdue 8/15/1966 1 5 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 47th pick / 1988
37 James Washington 24 9 0 209 6-1 UCLA 1/10/1965 1 1 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 137th pick / 1988
54 Mike Wilcher 29 ROLB 16 16 238 6-3 North Carolina 3/20/1960 6 7 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 36th pick / 1983
99 Alvin Wright 28 NT 16 16 274 6-2 Jacksonville St. 2/5/1961 3 6
Team Total 26.6 16 227.0 6-1.8 3.6