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1997 Washington Redskins

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8-7-1, Finished 2nd in NFC East Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.3, Offense: -0.6, Defense: 1.8, SoS: -1.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 327 points (20.4/g), 15th of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 289 points (18.1/g), 8th.
 Differential of 38 points (2.4/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 9.2-6.8.

Coach: Norv Turner (8-7-1)
 Defensive Coordinator: Mike Nolan
 Other Notable Asst.: Mike Martz (Quarterbacks)

Stadium: Jack Kent Cooke Stadium
 Training Camp: Frostburg State (Frostburg, Maryland)

Starters

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Pos Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Gus Frerotte 26 3 13 204 for 402, 2,682 yards, 17 td, 12 int, & 24 rushes for 65 yards and 2 td Washington Redskins / 7th / 197th pick / 1994
RB Terry Allen 29 6 10 210 rushes for 724 yards, 4 td, & 20 catches for 172 yards and 1 td Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 241st pick / 1990
FB Larry Bowie 24 1 12 28 rushes for 100 yards, 2 td, & 34 catches for 388 yards and 2 td
WR Henry Ellard 36 14 11 32 catches for 485 yards, 4 td Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1983
WR Michael Westbrook 25 2 9 34 catches for 559 yards, 3 td, & 3 rushes for -11 yards and 0 td Washington Redskins / 1st / 4th pick / 1995
TE Jamie Asher 25 2 13 49 catches for 474 yards, 1 td Washington Redskins / 5th / 137th pick / 1995
LT Shar Pourdanesh 27 1 14
LG Joe Patton 25 3 16 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 97th pick / 1994
C Jeff Uhlenhake 31 8 13 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 121st pick / 1989
RG Tre' Johnson 26 3 11 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 31st pick / 1994
RT Ed Simmons 34 10 13 Washington Redskins / 6th / 164th pick / 1987
 Defensive Starters
LDE Kenard Lang 22 Rook 11 1.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 1st / 17th pick / 1997
LDT Chris Mims 27 5 7 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1992
RDT Marc Boutte 28 5 14 2.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 57th pick / 1992
RDE Rich Owens 25 2 15 2.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Washington Redskins / 5th / 152nd pick / 1995
LLB Ken Harvey* 32 9 14 9.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1988
MLB Marvcus Patton 30 7 16 4.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Buffalo Bills / 8th / 208th pick / 1990
RLB Derek Smith 22 Rook 16 2.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 3rd / 80th pick / 1997
LCB Cris Dishman* 32 9 15 1.5 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Houston Oilers / 5th / 125th pick / 1988
RCB Darrell Green* 37 14 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Washington Redskins / 1st / 28th pick / 1983
SS Jesse Campbell 28 5 16 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 2 fumbles recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 48th pick / 1991
FS Stanley Richard 30 6 16 0.0 sacks, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered San Diego Chargers / 1st / 9th pick / 1991
 Special Teams Starters
K Scott Blanton 24 1 0 16 of 24 field goals & 34 of 34 extra points
P Matt Turk* 29 2 0 84 punts for a 45.1 average, 1 blocked
PR Brian Mitchell 29 7 1 38 punt returns for a 11.6 average and 1 td Washington Redskins / 5th / 130th pick / 1990
KR Brian Mitchell 29 7 1 47 kick returns for a 23.3 average and 1 td Washington Redskins / 5th / 130th pick / 1990

Roster

No. Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
58 Patrise Alexander 25 16 0 244 6-1 La-Lafayette 10/23/1972 1 1
21 Terry Allen 29 RB 10 10 204 5-10 Clemson 2/21/1968 6 5 Minnesota Vikings / 9th / 241st pick / 1990
84 Jamie Asher 25 TE 16 13 245 6-3 Louisville 10/31/1972 2 4 Washington Redskins / 5th / 137th pick / 1995
73 Darryl Ashmore 28 t 11 2 310 6-7 Northwestern 11/1/1969 4 2 Los Angeles Rams / 7th / 171st pick / 1992
74 Brad Badger 22 g 12 1 320 6-4 Stanford 1/11/1975 Rook 1 Washington Redskins / 5th / 162nd pick / 1997
16 Scott Blanton 24 K 15 0 221 6-2 Oklahoma 7/1/1973 1 2
93 Marc Boutte 28 RDT 16 14 307 6-4 LSU 7/25/1969 5 8 Los Angeles Rams / 3rd / 57th pick / 1992
47 Larry Bowie 24 FB 15 12 249 6-0 Georgia 3/21/1973 1 4
37 Jesse Campbell 28 SS 16 16 211 6-1 North Carolina St. 4/11/1969 5 6 Philadelphia Eagles / 2nd / 48th pick / 1991
83 Albert Connell 23 wr 5 1 179 6-0 Texas A&M 5/13/1974 Rook 1 Washington Redskins / 4th / 115th pick / 1997
75 Bob Dahl 29 RG 11 9 318 6-5 Notre Dame 1/15/1968 5 4 Cincinnati Bengals / 3rd / 72nd pick / 1991
48 Stephen Davis 23 rb 14 6 230 6-0 Auburn 3/1/1974 1 5 Washington Redskins / 4th / 102nd pick / 1996
26 Cris Dishman* 32 LCB 16 15 195 6-0 Purdue 8/13/1965 9 13 Houston Oilers / 5th / 125th pick / 1988
92 Jamal Duff 25 lde 13 5 276 6-7 San Diego St. 3/11/1972 2 3 New York Giants / 6th / 204th pick / 1995
85 Henry Ellard 36 WR 16 11 180 5-11 Fresno St. 7/21/1961 14 4 Los Angeles Rams / 2nd / 32nd pick / 1983
79 Steve Emtman 27 3 0 290 6-4 Washington 4/16/1970 5 0 Indianapolis Colts / 1st / 1st pick / 1992
35 Leomont Evans 23 16 0 202 6-1 Clemson 7/12/1974 1 1 Washington Redskins / 5th / 138th pick / 1996
12 Gus Frerotte 26 QB 13 13 237 6-3 Tulsa 7/31/1971 3 9 Washington Redskins / 7th / 197th pick / 1994
80 David Frisch 27 2 0 260 6-7 Iowa Central,Missouri,Colorado St. 6/22/1970 4 0
95 William Gaines 26 ldt 13 6 310 6-5 Florida 6/20/1971 3 4 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 147th pick / 1994
28 Darrell Green* 37 RCB 16 16 184 5-9 Texas A&M-Kingsville 2/15/1960 14 9 Washington Redskins / 1st / 28th pick / 1983
10 Trent Green 27 1 0 217 6-3 Indiana 7/9/1970 Rook 0 San Diego Chargers / 8th / 222nd pick / 1993
80 Alvin Harper 29 12 0 210 6-3 Tennessee 7/6/1968 6 1 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 12th pick / 1991
57 Ken Harvey* 32 LLB 15 14 237 6-2 California 5/6/1965 9 10 Phoenix Cardinals / 1st / 12th pick / 1988
15 Jeff Hostetler 36 qb 6 3 215 6-3 Penn St.,West Virginia 4/22/1961 12 3 New York Giants / 3rd / 59th pick / 1984
13 Chris Jacke 31 1 0 205 6-0 Texas-El Paso 3/12/1966 8 0 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 142nd pick / 1989
88 James Jenkins 30 te 16 5 243 6-2 Rutgers 8/17/1967 6 0
77 Tre' Johnson 26 LG 11 11 328 6-2 Temple 8/30/1971 3 5 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 31st pick / 1994
54 Greg Jones 23 lb 16 3 238 6-4 Colorado 5/22/1974 Rook 3 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 51st pick / 1997
97 Kelvin Kinney 25 de 4 1 264 6-6 Virginia St. 12/31/1972 Rook 1 Washington Redskins / 6th / 174th pick / 1996
99 Ryan Kuehl 25 ldt 12 5 280 6-5 Virginia 1/18/1972 1 3
90 Kenard Lang 22 LDE 11 11 280 6-3 Miami (FL) 1/31/1975 Rook 6 Washington Redskins / 1st / 17th pick / 1997
20 Marc Logan 32 rb 15 1 217 6-0 Kentucky 5/9/1965 10 0 Cincinnati Bengals / 5th / 130th pick / 1987
91 Chris Mims 27 LDT 11 7 288 6-5 Tennessee 9/29/1970 5 4 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 23rd pick / 1992
30 Brian Mitchell 29 KR 16 1 225 5-11 La-Lafayette 8/18/1968 7 7 Washington Redskins / 5th / 130th pick / 1990
96 Rich Owens 25 RDE 16 15 285 6-6 Lehigh 5/22/1972 2 8 Washington Redskins / 5th / 152nd pick / 1995
68 Joe Patton 25 LG 16 16 306 6-5 Alabama A&M 1/15/1972 3 7 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 97th pick / 1994
53 Marvcus Patton 30 MLB 16 16 236 6-2 UCLA 5/1/1967 7 10 Buffalo Bills / 8th / 208th pick / 1990
31 Darryl Pounds 25 16 0 185 5-10 Nicholls St. 7/21/1972 2 3 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 68th pick / 1995
67 Shar Pourdanesh 27 LT 16 14 312 6-6 Nevada-Reno 7/19/1970 1 7
52 Cory Raymer 24 c 6 3 300 6-3 Wisconsin 3/3/1973 2 2 Washington Redskins / 2nd / 37th pick / 1995
24 Stanley Richard 30 FS 16 16 198 6-2 Texas 10/21/1967 6 7 San Diego Chargers / 1st / 9th pick / 1991
99 Keith Rucker 29 2 0 332 6-4 East. Michigan,Ohio Wesleyan 11/20/1968 5 0
98 Twan Russell 23 15 0 230 6-1 Miami (FL) 4/25/1974 Rook 1 Washington Redskins / 5th / 148th pick / 1997
46 Chris Sanders 24 1 0 217 6-2 Texas A&M 4/22/1973 Rook 0
72 Don Sasa 25 1 0 290 6-3 Washington St. 9/16/1972 2 0 San Diego Chargers / 3rd / 93rd pick / 1995
86 Leslie Shepherd 28 WR 11 9 186 5-11 Temple 11/3/1969 3 5
76 Ed Simmons 34 RT 14 13 315 6-5 East. Washington 12/31/1963 10 6 Washington Redskins / 6th / 164th pick / 1987
50 Derek Smith 22 RLB 16 16 245 6-2 Arizona St. 1/18/1975 Rook 9 Washington Redskins / 3rd / 80th pick / 1997
32 Keith Thibodeaux 23 15 0 189 5-11 NW State (LA) 5/16/1974 Rook 1 Washington Redskins / 5th / 140th pick / 1997
89 Chris Thomas 26 13 0 185 6-0 Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo 7/16/1971 2 1
87 James Thrash 22 4 0 200 6-0 Missouri Southern 4/28/1975 Rook 0
66 Dan Turk 35 16 0 290 6-4 Drake,Wisconsin 6/25/1962 12 1 Pittsburgh Steelers / 4th / 101st pick / 1985
1 Matt Turk* 29 P 16 0 243 6-5 Wisc-Whitewater 6/16/1968 2 3
29 Scott Turner 25 9 0 190 5-10 Illinois 2/26/1972 2 1 Washington Redskins / 7th / 226th pick / 1995
55 Jeff Uhlenhake 31 C 14 13 285 6-3 Ohio St. 1/28/1966 8 6 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 121st pick / 1989
45 Brian Walker 25 5 0 205 6-1 Washington St. 5/31/1972 1 0
82 Michael Westbrook 25 WR 13 9 220 6-3 Colorado 7/7/1972 2 5 Washington Redskins / 1st / 4th pick / 1995
22 Jamel Williams 24 16 0 205 5-11 Nebraska 12/22/1973 Rook 1 Washington Redskins / 5th / 132nd pick / 1997
78 Chris Zorich 28 5 0 278 6-1 Notre Dame 3/13/1969 6 1 Chicago Bears / 2nd / 49th pick / 1991
Team Total 27.1 16 245.8 6-2.3 3.9