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1996 St. Louis Rams

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6-10-0, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.3, Offense: -1.7, Defense: -4.6, SoS: 0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 303 points (18.9/g), 20th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 409 points (25.6/g), 27th.
 Differential of -106 points (-6.6/g), 27th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-10.7.

Coach: Rich Brooks (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jack Reilly
 Defensive Coordinator: Willie Shaw
 Other Notable Asst.: John Fox (Consultant) and Mike Martz (Wide Receivers)

Stadium: TWA Dome
 Training Camp: Western Illinois University (Macomb, Illinois)

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 Tony Banks 23 Rook 13 192 for 368, 2,544 yards, 15 td, 15 int, & 61 rushes for 212 yards and 0 td St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1996
RB Lawrence Phillips 21 Rook 11 193 rushes for 632 yards, 4 td, & 8 catches for 28 yards and 1 td St. Louis Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1996
FB Derrick Harris 24 Rook 6 3 rushes for 5 yards, 0 td, & 4 catches for 17 yards and 0 td St. Louis Rams / 6th / 175th pick / 1996
WR Isaac Bruce* 24 2 16 84 catches for 1,338 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 4 yards and 0 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1994
WR Eddie Kennison 23 Rook 14 54 catches for 924 yards, 9 td St. Louis Rams / 1st / 18th pick / 1996
TE Ernie Conwell 24 Rook 8 15 catches for 164 yards, 0 td St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 59th pick / 1996
LT Wayne Gandy 25 2 16 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
LG Leo Goeas 30 6 13 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1990
C Bern Brostek 30 6 16 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 23rd pick / 1990
RG Dwayne White 29 6 16 1 fumble recovered New York Jets / 7th / 167th pick / 1990
RT Zach Wiegert 24 1 16 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 38th pick / 1995
 Defensive Starters
LDE Kevin Carter 23 1 16 9.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered St. Louis Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1995
LDT Jimmie Jones 30 6 14 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 64th pick / 1990
RDT D'Marco Farr 25 2 16 4.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
RDE Leslie O'Neal 32 10 16 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1986
LLB Carlos Jenkins 28 5 10 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 65th pick / 1991
MLB Robert Jones 27 4 13 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 24th pick / 1992
RLB Roman Phifer 28 5 15 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1991
LCB Todd Lyght 27 5 16 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1991
RCB Anthony Parker 30 7 14 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
SS Toby Wright 26 2 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 49th pick / 1994
FS Keith Lyle 24 2 16 0.0 sacks, 9 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 71st pick / 1994
 Special Teams Starters
K Chip Lohmiller 30 8 0 21 of 25 field goals & 28 of 29 extra points Washington Redskins / 2nd / 55th pick / 1988
P Sean Landeta 34 11 0 78 punts for a 44.8 average, 0 blocked
PR Eddie Kennison 23 Rook 14 29 punt returns for a 14.6 average and 2 td St. Louis Rams / 1st / 18th pick / 1996
KR J.T. Thomas 25 1 1 30 kick returns for a 21.4 average and 0 td St. Louis Rams / 7th / 240th pick / 1995

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
77 Darryl Ashmore 27 6 0 310 6-7 Northwestern 11/1/1969 3 0 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 171st pick / 1992
12 Tony Banks 23 QB 14 13 230 6-4 Michigan St. 4/5/1973 Rook 9 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1996
71 Chuck Belin 26 1 0 305 6-2 Wisconsin 10/27/1970 2 0 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 127th pick / 1993
61 Bern Brostek 30 C 16 16 300 6-3 Washington 9/11/1966 6 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 23rd pick / 1990
80 Isaac Bruce* 24 WR 16 16 188 6-0 Memphis 11/10/1972 2 12 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1994
93 Kevin Carter 23 LDE 16 16 290 6-5 Florida 9/21/1973 1 7 St. Louis Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1995
81 Hayward Clay 23 te 11 4 260 6-3 Texas A&M 7/5/1973 Rook 0 St. Louis Rams / 6th / 201st pick / 1996
45 Ernie Conwell 24 TE 10 8 255 6-2 Washington 8/17/1972 Rook 1 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 59th pick / 1996
20 Keith Crawford 26 wr 16 0 188 6-2 Howard Payne 11/21/1970 3 0
52 Paschall Davis 27 10 0 225 6-2 Texas A&M-Kingsville 6/5/1969 1 1
46 Torin Dorn 28 9 0 200 6-0 North Carolina 2/29/1968 6 1 Los Angeles Raiders / 4th / 95th pick / 1990
84 Troy Drayton 26 te 3 3 260 6-3 Penn St. 6/29/1970 3 0 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 39th pick / 1993
75 D'Marco Farr 25 RDT 16 16 276 6-1 Washington 6/9/1971 2 7
53 Cedric Figaro 30 15 0 255 6-2 Notre Dame 8/17/1966 8 1 San Diego Chargers / 6th / 152nd pick / 1988
70 Wayne Gandy 25 LT 16 16 308 6-4 Auburn 2/10/1971 2 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
54 Percell Gaskins 24 lb 15 1 230 6-0 NW Oklahoma St.,Kansas St. 4/25/1972 Rook 2 St. Louis Rams / 4th / 105th pick / 1996
79 Leo Goeas 30 LG 16 13 300 6-4 Hawaii 8/15/1966 6 6 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 60th pick / 1990
50 Antonio Goss 30 lb 8 3 228 6-4 North Carolina 8/11/1966 7 1 San Francisco 49ers / 12th / 319th pick / 1989
30 Harold Green 28 rb 16 5 222 6-2 South Carolina 1/29/1968 6 6 Cincinnati Bengals / 2nd / 38th pick / 1990
60 Mike Gruttadauria 24 c 9 3 280 6-3 Central Florida 12/6/1972 Rook 2
34 Derrick Harris 24 FB 11 6 253 6-0 Miami (FL) 9/18/1972 Rook 0 St. Louis Rams / 6th / 175th pick / 1996
99 James Harris 28 16 0 266 6-6 Temple 5/13/1968 3 1
36 Marcus Holliday 23 1 0 222 5-11 Memphis 7/16/1973 Rook 0
57 Thomas Homco 26 3 0 245 6-1 Northwestern 1/8/1970 3 0
6 Carlos Huerta 27 1 0 185 5-7 Miami (FL) 6/29/1969 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 12th / 315th pick / 1992
69 Jesse James 25 1 0 311 6-4 Mississippi St. 9/16/1971 1 0 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 62nd pick / 1995
51 Carlos Jenkins 28 LLB 13 10 217 6-3 Michigan St. 7/12/1968 5 5 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 65th pick / 1991
98 Jimmie Jones 30 LDT 14 14 285 6-4 Miami (FL) 1/9/1966 6 6 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 64th pick / 1990
55 Robert Jones 27 MLB 16 13 244 6-3 East Carolina 9/27/1969 4 6 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 24th pick / 1992
88 Eddie Kennison 23 PR 15 14 201 6-1 LSU 1/20/1973 Rook 10 St. Louis Rams / 1st / 18th pick / 1996
65 Jon Kirksey 26 dt 11 1 350 6-4 Sacramento St. 2/21/1970 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 8th / 221st pick / 1993
86 Aaron Laing 25 TE 12 8 260 6-3 Lamar,New Mexico St. 7/19/1971 2 1 San Diego Chargers / 5th / 137th pick / 1994
5 Sean Landeta 34 P 16 0 215 6-0 Towson St. 1/6/1962 11 3
39 Jeremy Lincoln 27 db 13 1 180 5-10 Tennessee 4/7/1969 3 1 Chicago Bears / 3rd / 80th pick / 1992
8 Chip Lohmiller 30 K 15 0 213 6-3 Minnesota 7/16/1966 8 3 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 55th pick / 1988
41 Todd Lyght 27 LCB 16 16 190 6-0 Notre Dame 2/9/1969 5 6 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1991
35 Keith Lyle 24 FS 16 16 210 6-2 Virginia 4/17/1972 2 7 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 71st pick / 1994
10 Jamie Martin 26 6 0 205 6-2 Weber St. 2/8/1970 Rook 1
23 Gerald McBurrows 23 ss 16 7 208 5-11 Kansas 10/7/1973 1 3 St. Louis Rams / 7th / 214th pick / 1995
73 Fred Miller 23 14 0 320 6-7 Baylor 2/6/1973 Rook 1 St. Louis Rams / 5th / 141st pick / 1996
77 Billy Milner 24 10 0 304 6-5 Houston 6/21/1972 1 1 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 25th pick / 1995
44 Jerald Moore 22 rb 11 4 225 5-9 Oklahoma 11/20/1974 Rook 0 St. Louis Rams / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1996
24 Herman O'Berry 25 9 0 185 5-9 Oregon 7/11/1971 Rook 0 St. Louis Rams / 7th / 220th pick / 1995
91 Leslie O'Neal 32 RDE 16 16 275 6-4 Oklahoma St. 5/7/1964 10 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 8th pick / 1986
97 Chuck Osborne 23 dt 15 1 290 6-2 Arizona 11/2/1973 Rook 1 St. Louis Rams / 7th / 222nd pick / 1996
27 Anthony Parker 30 RCB 14 14 181 5-10 Arizona St. 2/11/1966 7 6
58 Roman Phifer 28 RLB 15 15 248 6-2 UCLA 3/5/1968 5 7 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1991
21 Lawrence Phillips 21 RB 15 11 212 6-0 Nebraska 5/12/1975 Rook 5 St. Louis Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1996
28 Greg Robinson 27 11 0 205 5-10 La-Monroe 8/7/1969 3 1 Los Angeles Raiders / 8th / 208th pick / 1993
82 Jermaine Ross 25 15 0 192 6-0 Purdue 4/27/1971 2 1
22 Mike Scurlock 24 16 0 200 5-10 Arizona 2/26/1972 1 1 St. Louis Rams / 5th / 140th pick / 1995
87 J.T. Thomas 25 KR 16 1 180 5-10 Arizona St. 12/15/1971 1 0 St. Louis Rams / 7th / 240th pick / 1995
64 Joe Valerio 27 1 0 295 6-5 Pennsylvania 2/11/1969 4 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 50th pick / 1991
38 Marquis Walker 24 db 8 4 175 5-10 SE Missouri St. 7/6/1972 Rook 2
4 Steve Walsh 30 qb 3 3 207 6-3 Miami (FL) 12/1/1966 7 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 1st pick / 1989 Supp
94 Alberto White 25 3 0 260 6-3 Texas Southern 4/8/1971 2 0 Los Angeles Raiders / 10th / 268th pick / 1992
67 Dwayne White 29 RG 16 16 315 6-2 Alcorn St. 2/10/1967 6 7 New York Jets / 7th / 167th pick / 1990
72 Zach Wiegert 24 RT 16 16 309 6-5 Nebraska 8/16/1972 1 7 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 38th pick / 1995
19 Billy Williams 25 1 0 175 5-11 NE Oklahoma A&M,Tennessee 6/7/1971 Rook 0 Arizona Cardinals / 7th / 212th pick / 1995
96 Jay Williams 25 2 0 275 6-3 Wake Forest 10/13/1971 1 0
56 Mark Williams 25 2 0 242 6-3 Ohio St. 5/17/1971 2 0
89 Alexander Wright 29 3 0 195 6-0 Auburn 7/19/1967 6 0 Dallas Cowboys / 2nd / 26th pick / 1990
32 Toby Wright 26 SS 12 12 212 5-11 Nebraska 11/19/1970 2 4 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 49th pick / 1994
Team Total 26.1 16 242.0 6-1.7 2.7