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1972 Washington Redskins

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11-3-0, Finished 1st in NFC East Division  · 1972 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.3, Offense: 2.7, Defense: 3.7, SoS: -2.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 336 points (24.0/g), 7th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 218 points (15.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 118 points (8.4/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 10.3-3.7.

Coach: George Allen (11-3-0)
 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* 33 11 10 120 for 225, 1,648 yards, 19 td, 11 int, & 3 rushes for -3 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 5th / 39th pick / 1961
RB Larry Brown*+ 25 3 12 285 rushes for 1,216 yards, 8 td, & 32 catches for 473 yards and 4 td Washington Redskins / 8th / 191st pick / 1969
FB Charlie Harraway 28 6 14 148 rushes for 567 yards, 6 td, & 15 catches for 105 yards and 0 td Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 124th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 273rd pick / 1966
WR Roy Jefferson 29 7 14 35 catches for 550 yards, 3 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1965
WR Charley Taylor* 31 8 14 49 catches for 673 yards, 7 td, & 3 rushes for 39 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 3rd pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 2nd / 9th pick / 1964
TE Jerry Smith 29 7 14 21 catches for 353 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 9 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 9th / 118th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 18th / 141st pick / 1965
LT Terry Hermeling 26 2 14 1 fumble recovered
LG Paul Laaveg 24 2 14 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 4th / 103rd pick / 1970
C Len Hauss* 30 8 14 Washington Redskins / 9th / 115th pick / 1964
RG John Wilbur 29 6 14 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 45th pick / 1965
RT Walt Rock 31 9 14 2 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 21st pick / 1963
 Defensive Starters
LDE Ron McDole 33 11 14 Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
LDT Bill Brundige 24 2 10 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1970
RDT Diron Talbert 28 5 14 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 66th pick / 1966
RDE Verlon Biggs 29 7 14 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New York Jets / 3rd / 20th pick / 1965
LLB Jack Pardee 36 15 13 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
MLB Harold McLinton 25 3 8 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 6th / 139th pick / 1969
RLB Chris Hanburger*+ 31 7 14 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 18th / 245th pick / 1965
LCB Pat Fischer 32 11 14 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 232nd pick / 1961
RCB Mike Bass 27 5 14 3 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 12th / 314th pick / 1967
SS Brig Owens 29 6 11 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 89th pick / 1965
FS Rosey Taylor 35 11 14 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered
 Special Teams Starters
K Curt Knight 29 3 0 14 of 30 field goals & 40 of 41 extra points
P Mike Bragg 26 4 0 59 punts for a 38.5 average, 0 blocked Washington Redskins / 5th / 117th pick / 1968
PR Ted Vactor 28 3 0 17 punt returns for a 5.2 average and 0 td
KR Speedy Duncan 30 8 0 15 kick returns for a 24.3 average and 0 td

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
81 Mack Alston 25 14 0 230 6-2 Md-Eastern Shore 4/27/1947 2 1 Washington Redskins / 11th / 277th pick / 1970
41 Mike Bass 27 RCB 14 14 190 6-0 Michigan 3/31/1945 5 8 Green Bay Packers / 12th / 314th pick / 1967
89 Verlon Biggs 29 RDE 14 14 275 6-4 Jackson St. 3/16/1943 7 9 New York Jets / 3rd / 20th pick / 1965
4 Mike Bragg 26 P 14 0 186 5-11 Richmond 9/26/1946 4 2 Washington Redskins / 5th / 117th pick / 1968
43 Larry Brown*+ 25 RB 12 12 195 5-11 Kansas St. 9/19/1947 3 20 Washington Redskins / 8th / 191st pick / 1969
77 Bill Brundige 24 LDT 11 10 270 6-5 Colorado 11/13/1948 2 6 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 43rd pick / 1970
26 Bob Brunet 26 rb 14 1 205 6-1 Louisiana Tech 7/29/1946 4 1 Washington Redskins / 7th / 176th pick / 1968
58 George Burman 30 14 0 255 6-3 Northwestern 12/1/1942 8 4 Chicago Bears / 15th / 210th pick / 1964
45 Speedy Duncan 30 KR 8 0 180 5-10 Jackson St. 8/10/1942 8 0
68 Mike Fanucci 23 14 0 235 6-4 Arizona St. 9/25/1949 Rook 4 Washington Redskins / 9th / 219th pick / 1971
37 Pat Fischer 32 LCB 14 14 170 5-9 Nebraska 1/2/1940 11 9 St. Louis Cardinals / 17th / 232nd pick / 1961
55 Chris Hanburger*+ 31 RLB 14 14 218 6-2 North Carolina 8/13/1941 7 16 Washington Redskins / 18th / 245th pick / 1965
31 Charlie Harraway 28 FB 14 14 215 6-2 San Jose St. 9/21/1944 6 7 Kansas City Chiefs / 14th / 124th pick / 1966
Cleveland Browns / 18th / 273rd pick / 1966
56 Len Hauss* 30 C 14 14 235 6-2 Georgia 7/11/1942 8 10 Washington Redskins / 9th / 115th pick / 1964
13 Alvin Haymond 30 4 0 194 6-0 Southern 8/31/1942 8 3 Baltimore Colts / 18th / 246th pick / 1964
75 Terry Hermeling 26 LT 14 14 255 6-5 Nevada-Reno 4/25/1946 2 8
25 Mike Hull 27 14 0 220 6-3 USC 1/2/1945 4 0 Chicago Bears / 1st / 16th pick / 1968
48 Jon Jaqua 24 8 0 190 6-0 Lewis & Clark 9/10/1948 2 3
80 Roy Jefferson 29 WR 14 14 195 6-2 Utah 11/9/1943 7 9 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 14th pick / 1965
Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 18th pick / 1965
82 Jimmie Jones 25 3 0 220 6-5 Wichita St. 1/17/1947 3 3 New York Jets / 6th / 156th pick / 1969
30 Jeff Jordan 27 1 0 215 6-1 Washington 7/12/1945 2 0
9 Sonny Jurgensen 38 qb 7 4 202 5-11 Duke 8/23/1934 15 3 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 43rd pick / 1957
17 Billy Kilmer* 33 QB 12 10 204 6-0 UCLA 9/5/1939 11 10 San Francisco 49ers / 1st / 11th pick / 1961
San Diego Chargers / 5th / 39th pick / 1961
5 Curt Knight 29 K 14 0 190 6-2 North Texas,Texas,Coast Guard 4/14/1943 3 1
73 Paul Laaveg 24 LG 14 14 245 6-4 Iowa 10/1/1948 2 8 Washington Redskins / 4th / 103rd pick / 1970
24 Bill Malinchak 28 6 0 200 6-1 Indiana 4/2/1944 6 0 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 39th pick / 1966
79 Ron McDole 33 LDE 14 14 265 6-4 Nebraska 9/9/1939 11 8 Denver Broncos / 4th / 25th pick / 1961
St. Louis Cardinals / 4th / 50th pick / 1961
53 Harold McLinton 25 MLB 13 8 235 6-2 Southern 7/1/1947 3 6 Washington Redskins / 6th / 139th pick / 1969
85 Clifton McNeil 32 6 0 187 6-2 Grambling St. 5/25/1940 8 0 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 151st pick / 1962
28 Herb Mul-Key 23 rb 2 1 190 6-0 none 11/15/1949 Rook 3
40 George Nock 26 7 0 200 5-11 Morgan St. 3/4/1946 3 0 New York Jets / 16th / 416th pick / 1969
23 Brig Owens 29 SS 14 11 190 5-11 Cincinnati 2/16/1943 6 6 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 89th pick / 1965
32 Jack Pardee 36 LLB 13 13 225 6-2 Texas A&M 4/19/1936 15 8 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 14th pick / 1957
16 Richie Petitbon 34 db 3 3 206 6-3 Loyola (LA),Tulane 4/18/1938 13 2 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 21st pick / 1959
66 Myron Pottios 33 mlb 12 7 232 6-2 Notre Dame 1/18/1939 11 5 Pittsburgh Steelers / 2nd / 19th pick / 1961
Oakland Raiders / 3rd / 20th pick / 1961
76 Walt Rock 31 RT 14 14 255 6-5 Maryland 11/4/1941 9 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 2nd / 16th pick / 1963
San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 21st pick / 1963
62 Ray Schoenke 31 12 0 250 6-4 SMU 9/10/1941 9 4 Oakland Raiders / 10th / 73rd pick / 1963
Dallas Cowboys / 11th / 146th pick / 1963
44 Jeff Severson 23 12 0 183 6-1 Long Beach St. 9/16/1949 Rook 3 Washington Redskins / 12th / 297th pick / 1971
64 Manny Sistrunk 25 dt 12 4 269 6-5 Ark-Pine Bluff 6/16/1947 2 3 Washington Redskins / 5th / 114th pick / 1970
87 Jerry Smith 29 TE 14 14 208 6-3 Arizona St. 7/19/1943 7 6 Washington Redskins / 9th / 118th pick / 1965
Kansas City Chiefs / 18th / 141st pick / 1965
72 Diron Talbert 28 RDT 14 14 255 6-5 Texas 7/1/1944 5 8 Los Angeles Rams / 5th / 66th pick / 1966
42 Charley Taylor* 31 WR 14 14 210 6-3 Arizona St. 9/28/1941 8 11 Washington Redskins / 1st / 3rd pick / 1964
Houston Oilers / 2nd / 9th pick / 1964
22 Rosey Taylor 35 FS 14 14 186 5-11 Grambling St. 7/4/1937 11 7
67 Rusty Tillman 26 14 0 230 6-2 Arizona,Northern Arizona 2/27/1946 2 4
29 Ted Vactor 28 PR 14 0 185 6-0 Nebraska 5/27/1944 3 0
60 John Wilbur 29 RG 14 14 251 6-3 Stanford 5/21/1943 6 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 6th / 45th pick / 1965
14 Sam Wyche 27 7 0 218 6-4 Furman 1/5/1945 4 0
Team Total 28.5 14 217.4 6-1.9 5.9