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1971 Washington Redskins

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9-4-1, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.1, Offense: -0.6, Defense: 5.8, SoS: -1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 276 points (19.7/g), 12th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 190 points (13.6/g), 4th.
 Differential of 86 points (6.1/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 9.9-4.1.

Coach: George Allen (9-4-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: LaVern Torgeson

Stadium: Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium
 Training Camp: Dickinson College (Carlisle, Pennsylvania)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Billy Kilmer 32 10 13 166 for 306, 2,221 yards, 13 td, 13 int, & 17 rushes for 5 yards and 2 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 5th / 39th pick / 1961
RB Larry Brown* 24 2 13 253 rushes for 948 yards, 4 td, & 16 catches for 176 yards and 2 td Washington Redskins / 8th / 191st pick / 1969
FB Charlie Harraway 27 5 14 156 rushes for 635 yards, 2 td, & 20 catches for 121 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 124th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 273rd pick / 1966
WR Boyd Dowler 34 12 7 26 catches for 352 yards, 0 td Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 25th pick / 1959
WR Charley Taylor 30 7 6 24 catches for 370 yards, 4 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 3rd pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 2nd / 9th pick / 1964
TE Jerry Smith 28 6 7 16 catches for 227 yards, 1 td, & 1 rush for 5 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 9th / 118th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 18th / 141st pick / 1965
LT Jim Snowden 29 6 14 Washington Redskins / 5th / 59th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 114th pick / 1964
LG Ray Schoenke 30 8 14 1 fumble recovered Oakland Raiders / 10th / 73rd pick / 1963
Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 146th pick / 1963
C Len Hauss 29 7 14 Washington Redskins / 9th / 115th pick / 1964
RG John Wilbur 28 5 14 1 fumble recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 45th pick / 1965
RT Walt Rock 30 8 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 21st pick / 1963
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ron McDole 32 10 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
LDT Manny Sistrunk 24 1 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 5th / 114th pick / 1970
RDT Diron Talbert 27 4 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 66th pick / 1966
RDE Verlon Biggs 28 6 13 New York Jets / 3rd / 20th pick / 1965
LLB Jack Pardee 35 14 14 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
MLB Myron Pottios 32 10 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 20th pick / 1961
RLB Chris Hanburger 30 6 14 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 18th / 245th pick / 1965
LCB Pat Fischer 31 10 14 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 232nd pick / 1961
RCB Mike Bass 26 4 14 8 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Green Bay Packers / 12th / 314th pick / 1967
SS Richie Petitbon 33 12 13 5 interceptions, 3 fumbles recovered Chicago Bears / 2nd / 21st pick / 1959
FS Brig Owens 28 5 14 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 89th pick / 1965
 Special Teams Starters
K Curt Knight* 28 2 0 29 of 49 field goals & 27 of 27 extra points
P Mike Bragg 25 3 0 58 punts for a 40.5 average, 1 blocked Washington Redskins / 5th / 117th pick / 1968
PR Ted Vactor 27 2 0 23 punt returns for a 8.4 average and 0 td
KR Speedy Duncan* 29 7 0 27 kick returns for a 26.8 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
81 Mack Alston 24 te 12 7 230 6-2 Md-Eastern Shore 4/27/1947 1 1 Washington Redskins / 11th / 277th pick / 1970
41 Mike Bass 26 RCB 14 14 190 6-0 Michigan 3/31/1945 4 14 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 314th pick / 1967
89 Verlon Biggs 28 RDE 13 13 275 6-4 Jackson St. 3/16/1943 6 8 New York Jets / 3rd / 20th pick / 1965
4 Mike Bragg 25 P 14 0 186 5-11 Richmond 9/26/1946 3 2 Washington Redskins / 5th / 117th pick / 1968
43 Larry Brown* 24 RB 13 13 195 5-11 Kansas St. 9/19/1947 2 10 Washington Redskins / 8th / 191st pick / 1969
77 Bill Brundige 23 14 0 270 6-5 Colorado 11/13/1948 1 5 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1970
26 Bob Brunet 25 7 0 205 6-1 Louisiana Tech 7/29/1946 3 0 Washington Redskins / 7th / 176th pick / 1968
58 George Burman 29 14 0 255 6-3 Northwestern 12/1/1942 7 3 Chicago Bears / 15th / 210th pick / 1964
86 Boyd Dowler 34 WR 12 7 224 6-5 Colorado 10/18/1937 12 4 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 25th pick / 1959
45 Speedy Duncan* 29 KR 14 0 180 5-10 Jackson St. 8/10/1942 7 0
37 Pat Fischer 31 LCB 14 14 170 5-9 Nebraska 1/2/1940 10 11 St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 232nd pick / 1961
51 Bob Grant 25 6 0 225 6-2 Wake Forest 10/14/1946 3 4 Baltimore Colts / 2nd / 50th pick / 1968
55 Chris Hanburger 30 RLB 14 14 218 6-2 North Carolina 8/13/1941 6 11 Washington Redskins / 18th / 245th pick / 1965
31 Charlie Harraway 27 FB 14 14 215 6-2 San Jose St. 9/21/1944 5 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 124th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 273rd pick / 1966
56 Len Hauss 29 C 14 14 235 6-2 Georgia 7/11/1942 7 6 Washington Redskins / 9th / 115th pick / 1964
63 Terry Hermeling 25 8 0 255 6-5 Nevada-Reno 4/25/1946 1 3
25 Mike Hull 26 11 0 220 6-3 USC 1/2/1945 3 0 Chicago Bears / 1st / 16th pick / 1968
48 Jon Jaqua 23 db 14 1 190 6-0 Lewis & Clark 9/10/1948 1 2
80 Roy Jefferson* 28 14 14 195 6-2 Utah 11/9/1943 6 9 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1965
82 Jimmie Jones 24 de 14 1 220 6-5 Wichita St. 1/17/1947 2 2 New York Jets / 6th / 156th pick / 1969
30 Jeff Jordan 26 1 0 215 6-1 Washington 7/12/1945 1 0
9 Sonny Jurgensen 37 qb 5 1 202 5-11 Duke 8/23/1934 14 1 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 43rd pick / 1957
17 Billy Kilmer 32 QB 14 13 204 6-0 UCLA 9/5/1939 10 10 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 5th / 39th pick / 1961
5 Curt Knight* 28 K 14 0 190 6-2 North Texas,Texas,Coast Guard 4/14/1943 2 2
73 Paul Laaveg 23 14 0 245 6-4 Iowa 10/1/1948 1 3 Washington Redskins / 4th / 103rd pick / 1970
24 Bill Malinchak 27 13 0 200 6-1 Indiana 4/2/1944 5 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1966
20 Tommy Mason 32 rb 10 1 196 6-1 Tulane 7/8/1939 10 2 Minnesota Vikings / 1st / 1st pick / 1961
Boston Patriots / 1st / 2nd pick / 1961
79 Ron McDole 32 LDE 14 14 265 6-4 Nebraska 9/9/1939 10 11 Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
53 Harold McLinton 24 14 0 235 6-2 Southern 7/1/1947 2 5 Washington Redskins / 6th / 139th pick / 1969
85 Clifton McNeil 31 wr 8 1 187 6-2 Grambling St. 5/25/1940 7 3 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 151st pick / 1962
23 Brig Owens 28 FS 14 14 190 5-11 Cincinnati 2/16/1943 5 10 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 89th pick / 1965
32 Jack Pardee 35 LLB 14 14 225 6-2 Texas A&M 4/19/1936 14 12 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
16 Richie Petitbon 33 SS 14 13 206 6-3 Loyola (LA),Tulane 4/18/1938 12 12 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 21st pick / 1959
66 Myron Pottios 32 MLB 14 14 232 6-2 Notre Dame 1/18/1939 10 9 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 20th pick / 1961
76 Walt Rock 30 RT 14 14 255 6-5 Maryland 11/4/1941 8 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 21st pick / 1963
62 Ray Schoenke 30 LG 14 14 250 6-4 SMU 9/10/1941 8 6 Oakland Raiders / 10th / 73rd pick / 1963
Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 146th pick / 1963
64 Manny Sistrunk 24 LDT 14 14 269 6-5 Ark-Pine Bluff 6/16/1947 1 9 Washington Redskins / 5th / 114th pick / 1970
87 Jerry Smith 28 TE 8 7 208 6-3 Arizona St. 7/19/1943 6 3 Washington Redskins / 9th / 118th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 18th / 141st pick / 1965
74 Jim Snowden 29 LT 14 14 255 6-3 Notre Dame 1/12/1942 6 6 Washington Redskins / 5th / 59th pick / 1964
Kansas City Chiefs / 15th / 114th pick / 1964
72 Diron Talbert 27 RDT 14 14 255 6-5 Texas 7/1/1944 4 9 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 66th pick / 1966
42 Charley Taylor 30 WR 6 6 210 6-3 Arizona St. 9/28/1941 7 5 Washington Redskins / 1st / 3rd pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 2nd / 9th pick / 1964
78 Mike Taylor 26 5 0 255 6-4 USC 5/5/1945 3 2 Pittsburgh Steelers / 1st / 10th pick / 1968
67 Rusty Tillman 25 9 0 230 6-2 Arizona,Northern Arizona 2/27/1946 1 5
29 Ted Vactor 27 PR 14 0 185 6-0 Nebraska 5/27/1944 2 0
60 John Wilbur 28 RG 14 14 251 6-3 Stanford 5/21/1943 5 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 45th pick / 1965
14 Sam Wyche 26 1 0 218 6-4 Furman 1/5/1945 3 0
Team Total 27.9 14 221.4 6-2.2 5.4