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1998 St. Louis Rams

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4-12-0, Finished 5th in NFC West Division  · 1998 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.3, Offense: -2.3, Defense: -0.0, SoS: 3.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 285 points (17.8/g), 24th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 378 points (23.6/g), 24th.
 Differential of -93 points (-5.8/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-10.6.

Coach: Dick Vermeil (4-12-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jerry Rhome
 Defensive Coordinator: Peter Giunta

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 25 2 14 241 for 408, 2,535 yards, 7 td, 14 int, & 40 rushes for 156 yards and 3 td St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1996
RB Robert Holcombe 23 Rook 6 98 rushes for 230 yards, 2 td, & 6 catches for 34 yards and 0 td St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 37th pick / 1998
FB Derrick Harris 26 2 14 14 rushes for 38 yards, 0 td, & 12 catches for 57 yards and 2 td St. Louis Rams / 6th / 175th pick / 1996
WR Eddie Kennison 25 2 13 17 catches for 234 yards, 1 td, & 2 rushes for 9 yards and 0 td St. Louis Rams / 1st / 18th pick / 1996
WR Ricky Proehl 30 8 11 60 catches for 771 yards, 3 td, & 1 rush for 14 yards and 0 td Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 58th pick / 1990
TE Roland Williams 23 Rook 9 15 catches for 144 yards, 1 td St. Louis Rams / 4th / 98th pick / 1998
LT Orlando Pace 23 1 16 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1997
LG Fred Miller 25 2 15 St. Louis Rams / 5th / 141st pick / 1996
C John Flannery 29 7 16 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1991
RG Zach Wiegert 26 3 13 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 38th pick / 1995
RT Wayne Gandy 27 4 16 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
 Defensive Starters
LDE Kevin Carter 25 3 16 12.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1995
LDT Ray Agnew 31 8 12 5.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered New England Patriots / 1st / 10th pick / 1990
RDT D'Marco Farr 27 4 16 7.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDE Mike Jones 29 7 15 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Phoenix Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1991
LLB Mike Jones 29 7 16 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
MLB Eric Hill 32 9 13 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1989
RLB Roman Phifer 30 7 13 6.5 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1991
LCB Todd Lyght 29 7 16 1.5 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1991
RCB Ryan McNeil 28 5 12 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1993
SS Billy Jenkins 24 1 13 3.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered
FS Keith Lyle 26 4 16 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 71st pick / 1994
 Special Teams Starters
K Jeff Wilkins 26 4 0 20 of 26 field goals & 25 of 26 extra points
P Rick Tuten 33 9 0 95 punts for a 44.2 average, 0 blocked
PR Eddie Kennison 25 2 13 40 punt returns for a 10.4 average and 1 td St. Louis Rams / 1st / 18th pick / 1996
KR Tony Horne 22 Rook 0 56 kick returns for a 23.3 average and 1 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
99 Ray Agnew 31 LDT 16 12 285 6-3 North Carolina St. 12/9/1967 8 7 New England Patriots / 1st / 10th pick / 1990
20 Taje Allen 25 16 0 185 5-10 Texas 11/6/1973 1 1 St. Louis Rams / 5th / 158th pick / 1997
89 Tyji Armstrong 28 12 0 259 6-4 Iowa Central,Mississippi 10/3/1970 6 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 79th pick / 1992
12 Tony Banks 25 QB 14 14 230 6-4 Michigan St. 4/5/1973 2 7 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 42nd pick / 1996
13 Steve Bono 36 qb 6 2 215 6-4 UCLA 5/11/1962 13 2 Minnesota Vikings / 6th / 142nd pick / 1985
77 Ethan Brooks 26 15 0 330 6-6 Williams 4/27/1972 2 1 Atlanta Falcons / 7th / 229th pick / 1996
80 Isaac Bruce 26 wr 5 5 188 6-0 Memphis 11/10/1972 4 4 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1994
24 Ron Carpenter 28 6 0 189 6-1 Miami (OH) 1/20/1970 5 0
93 Kevin Carter 25 LDE 16 16 290 6-5 Florida 9/21/1973 3 8 St. Louis Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1995
56 Charlie Clemons 26 16 0 250 6-2 Georgia 7/4/1972 1 1
84 Ernie Conwell 26 te 7 7 255 6-2 Washington 8/17/1972 2 1 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 59th pick / 1996
75 D'Marco Farr 27 RDT 16 16 276 6-1 Washington 6/9/1971 4 7
63 John Flannery 29 C 16 16 303 6-4 Syracuse 1/13/1969 7 6 Houston Oilers / 2nd / 44th pick / 1991
59 London Fletcher 23 lb 16 1 245 5-10 John Carroll 5/19/1975 Rook 1
70 Wayne Gandy 27 RT 16 16 308 6-4 Auburn 2/10/1971 4 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 15th pick / 1994
60 Mike Gruttadauria 26 c 11 2 280 6-3 Central Florida 12/6/1972 2 2
81 Az-Zahir Hakim 21 wr 9 4 189 5-10 San Diego St. 6/3/1977 Rook 2 St. Louis Rams / 4th / 96th pick / 1998
33 Derrick Harris 26 FB 16 14 253 6-0 Miami (FL) 9/18/1972 2 1 St. Louis Rams / 6th / 175th pick / 1996
26 June Henley 23 rb 11 3 226 5-10 Kansas 9/4/1975 Rook 4 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 163rd pick / 1997
53 Jon Hesse 25 5 0 250 6-4 Nebraska 6/6/1973 Rook 0 Jacksonville Jaguars / 7th / 221st pick / 1997
54 Eric Hill 32 MLB 15 13 258 6-2 LSU 11/14/1966 9 6 Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 10th pick / 1989
27 Greg Hill 26 rb 2 2 207 5-11 Texas A&M 2/23/1972 4 2 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 25th pick / 1994
25 Robert Holcombe 23 RB 13 6 208 5-11 Illinois 12/11/1975 Rook 2 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 37th pick / 1998
82 Tony Horne 22 KR 16 0 173 5-9 Clemson 3/21/1976 Rook 1
46 Mitch Jacoby 25 5 0 260 6-4 Northern Illinois 12/8/1973 1 0
22 Billy Jenkins 24 SS 16 13 205 5-10 Howard 7/8/1974 1 6
52 Mike Jones 29 LLB 16 16 240 6-1 Missouri 4/15/1969 7 7
90 Mike Jones 29 RDE 16 15 290 6-4 North Carolina St. 8/25/1969 7 8 Phoenix Cardinals / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1991
88 Eddie Kennison 25 PR 16 13 201 6-1 LSU 1/20/1973 2 3 St. Louis Rams / 1st / 18th pick / 1996
31 Amp Lee 27 rb 14 2 200 5-11 Florida St. 10/1/1971 6 6 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 45th pick / 1992
57 Leonard Little 24 6 0 261 6-3 Tennessee 10/19/1974 Rook 0 St. Louis Rams / 3rd / 65th pick / 1998
41 Todd Lyght 29 LCB 16 16 190 6-0 Notre Dame 2/9/1969 7 7 Los Angeles Rams / 1st / 5th pick / 1991
35 Keith Lyle 26 FS 16 16 210 6-2 Virginia 4/17/1972 4 7 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 71st pick / 1994
23 Gerald McBurrows 25 10 0 208 5-11 Kansas 10/7/1973 3 1 St. Louis Rams / 7th / 214th pick / 1995
21 Dexter McCleon 25 rcb 15 6 195 5-10 Clemson 10/9/1973 1 3 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 40th pick / 1997
47 Ryan McNeil 28 RCB 16 12 210 6-2 Miami (FL) 10/4/1970 5 6 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 33rd pick / 1993
73 Fred Miller 25 LG 15 15 320 6-7 Baylor 2/6/1973 2 6 St. Louis Rams / 5th / 141st pick / 1996
44 Jerald Moore 24 rb 11 4 225 5-9 Oklahoma 11/20/1974 2 1 St. Louis Rams / 3rd / 83rd pick / 1996
61 Tom Nutten 27 g 5 2 280 6-5 West. Michigan 6/8/1971 3 1 Buffalo Bills / 7th / 221st pick / 1995
76 Orlando Pace 23 LT 16 16 325 6-7 Ohio St. 11/4/1975 1 7 St. Louis Rams / 1st / 1st pick / 1997
58 Roman Phifer 30 RLB 13 13 248 6-2 UCLA 3/5/1968 7 6 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 31st pick / 1991
66 Joe Phillips 35 nt 13 4 298 6-5 Oregon St.,SMU 7/15/1963 12 2 Minnesota Vikings / 4th / 93rd pick / 1986
87 Ricky Proehl 30 WR 16 11 190 6-0 Wake Forest 3/7/1968 8 6 Phoenix Cardinals / 3rd / 58th pick / 1990
94 Jeff Robinson 28 16 0 264 6-4 Idaho 2/20/1970 5 0 Denver Broncos / 4th / 98th pick / 1993
37 Mike Scurlock 26 16 0 200 5-10 Arizona 2/26/1972 3 1 St. Louis Rams / 5th / 140th pick / 1995
95 Corey Sears 25 4 0 314 6-3 Mississippi St. 4/15/1973 Rook 0
51 Lorenzo Styles 24 lb 7 3 245 6-1 Ohio St. 1/31/1974 3 1 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 77th pick / 1995
83 J.T. Thomas 27 wr 16 0 180 5-10 Arizona St. 12/15/1971 3 2 St. Louis Rams / 7th / 240th pick / 1995
28 David Thompson 23 1 0 196 5-8 Oklahoma St. 1/13/1975 1 0
50 Ryan Tucker 23 5 0 325 6-6 TCU 6/12/1975 1 0 St. Louis Rams / 4th / 112th pick / 1997
11 Rick Tuten 33 P 16 0 221 6-2 Miami (FL),Florida St. 1/5/1965 9 3
55 Phillip Ward 24 2 0 235 6-2 UCLA 11/1/1974 Rook 0
10 Kurt Warner 27 1 0 220 6-2 Northern Iowa 6/22/1971 Rook 0
72 Zach Wiegert 26 RG 13 13 309 6-5 Nebraska 8/16/1972 3 5 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 38th pick / 1995
14 Jeff Wilkins 26 K 16 0 205 6-2 Youngstown St. 4/19/1972 4 3
96 Jay Williams 27 de 16 1 275 6-3 Wake Forest 10/13/1971 3 2
86 Roland Williams 23 TE 13 9 265 6-5 Syracuse 4/27/1975 Rook 1 St. Louis Rams / 4th / 98th pick / 1998
98 Grant Wistrom 22 13 0 272 6-4 Nebraska 7/3/1976 Rook 2 St. Louis Rams / 1st / 6th pick / 1998
32 Toby Wright 28 db 3 3 212 5-11 Nebraska 11/19/1970 4 1 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 49th pick / 1994
Team Total 26.3 16 243.2 6-1.7 3.3