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1968 New Orleans Saints (NFL) 3rd place Eastern Conference Century Division 4-9-1 .308
Head Coach: Tom Fears
Chief OffensiveGeorge Dickson
Interior Offensive LineBrad Ecklund
Chief DefensiveJack Faulkner
Defensive LineEddie Khayat
LinebackersJ.D. Roberts
ReceiversBob Shaw
Offensive LineWalt Yowarsky
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Thu8/1/1968ALos Angeles Rams17-21LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium29505
Sat8/10/1968HBoston Patriots19-0WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium54400
Sun8/18/1968AHouston Oilers23-24LHouston, TXAstrodome42734
Sat8/24/1968HCleveland Browns40-27WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium70045
Sat8/31/1968AAtlanta Falcons10-16LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium29837
Fri9/6/1968HMinnesota Vikings17-20LShreveport, LAIndependence Stadium23000
Sun9/15/1968HCleveland Browns10-24LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium74215
Sun9/22/1968HWashington Redskins37-17WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium65941
Sun9/29/1968HSt. Louis Cardinals20-21LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium79021
Sun10/6/1968ANew York Giants21-38LNew York, NYYankee Stadium62967
Sun10/13/1968HMinnesota Vikings20-17WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium71105
Sun10/20/1968APittsburgh Steelers16-12WPittsburgh, PAPitt Stadium32303
Sun10/27/1968ASt. Louis Cardinals17-31LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium45476
Sun11/3/1968HDallas Cowboys3-17LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium84728
Sun11/10/1968ACleveland Browns17-35LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium71025
Sun11/17/1968AGreen Bay Packers7-29LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium49644
Sun11/24/1968ADetroit Lions20-20TDetroit, MITiger Stadium46152
Sun12/1/1968HChicago Bears17-23LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium78285
Sun12/8/1968APhiladelphia Eagles17-29LPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field57128
Sun12/15/1968HPittsburgh Steelers24-14WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium66131
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
46Danny AbramowiczFL6-119723Xavier (Ohio)14
81Doug AtkinsLDE6-825738Tennessee11
38Tony BakerRB5-1122423Iowa State1
32Tom BarringtonRB6-121724Ohio State14
77Jim BoekeOT6-525030Heidelberg13
82Johnny BrewerRLB6-423331Mississippi14
22Charlie BrownRB5-1018723Missouri3
16Bo BurrisLS-RS6-319524Houston14
65Tom CarrLDE6-326726Morgan State4
66Bill CodyMLB6-122524Auburn14
79Lou CordileoneLDT6-024731Clemson13
35Ted DavisLLB6-123026Georgia Tech14
21John DouglasLCB6-119523Texas Southern14
10Charlie DurkeeK5-1116524Oklahoma State140
56Jim FergusonC6-424526Cerritos JC; Southern California4
28Ross FichtnerS6-018630Purdue4
51Jim FraserK6-323632Wisconsin2
42John GilliamSE6-119023South Carolina State14
62Ross GwinnOG6-327224Northwestern State (Louisiana)2
84Jim HesterTE6-423824North Dakota14
29Gene HowardRCB6-019022Langston14
78Jerry JonesROT6-326724Bowling Green State14
30Les KelleyLB6-323324Alabama14
17Billy KilmerQB6-020129Citrus JC; UCLA12
45Elbert KimbroughS5-1119330Northwestern10
50Jake KuppLOG6-323627Washington14
72Earl LeggettRDT6-326435Hinds CC; Louisiana State14
34Tony LorickRB6-121627East Los Angeles JC; Arizona State13
36Don McCallRB5-1119524Los Angeles CC; Southern California13
12Tom McNeillP6-119526Wharton County JC; Stephen F. Austin State100
24Elijah NevettRCB6-018524Clark Atlanta10
83Dave ParksSE6-220227Texas Tech10
85Ray PoageFL6-320328Texas10
76Dave RoweRDT-LDT6-627423Penn State14
63Roy SchmidtOG6-325026Ventura JC; Long Beach State9
33Randy SchultzRB5-1121025Northern Iowa9
60Brian SchwedaLDE6-324025Kansas10
11Ronnie SouthQB-K6-119523Arkansas4
87Monty SticklesTE6-423230Notre Dame13
37Steve StonebreakerLB6-322331Detroit Mercy14
73Jerry SturmLOT6-325732Illinois14
14Karl SweetanQB6-120326Texas A&M; Navarro JC; Wake Forest5
88Dave SzymakowskiFL6-219822West Texas A&M3
74Mike TillemanLDE-LDT-RDE6-527524Montana14
54Joe WendryhoskiC6-224530Illinois1414
39Ernie WheelwrightRB6-323529Southern Illinois12
23Dave WhitsellRS-RCB6-018932Indiana14
59Fred WhittinghamMLB6-224029Brigham Young; Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)13
61Del WilliamsROG6-225023Florida State14
20George YoungbloodCB6-320523Los Angeles State4
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Kevin Hardy17DENotre Damefrom MIN
Dave Szymakowski359EWest Texas A&M
Willie Crittendon485DTTulsa
Dan Sartin4103TMississippirom DAL
Ronnie South5115QBArkansas
Ray Phillips7169GMichigan
Gene Howard7175FLLangstonfrom DET
Dick Swatland8195G-TNotre Dame
Joe Blake9223TTulsa
Doug Robinson10254DBIowa State
Bennie Blocker11276RBSouth Carolina State
John Beck12303DBSan Diego State
Kayo Trepanier13331DEMontana State
Herb Covington14359RBMemphis
Wilmer Cooks15384RBColorado
Elie Ghattas16411GBall State
Jim Ferguson17439LBSouthern California
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals71795145
Opponents Totals449567121
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals224801222282843
Opponents Totals228971092274757
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Charlie Durkee02727100.0193751.4084
Danny Abramowicz70000042
Don McCall60000036
Tony Lorick30000018
Jim Hester20000012
Billy Kilmer20000012
Monty Stickles20000012
Tom Barrington1000006
Charlie Brown1000006
Bo Burris1000006
Ernie Wheelwright1000006
Dave Whitsell1000006
Team Totals272727100.0193751.40246
Opponents Totals42374288.1122744.41327
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Charlie Durkee193751.43/33/49/144/110/5
Team Totals193751.43/33/49/144/110/5
Opponents Totals122744.41/25/61/64/111/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Don McCall1556374.1484
Tony Lorick1043443.3360
Randy Schultz431523.5150
Tom Barrington451112.5220
Ernie Wheelwright21994.7151
Billy Kilmer21974.6222
John Gilliam23618.0290
Danny Abramowicz22713.5180
Ray Poage12222.0220
Ronnie South451.320
Tony Baker420.530
Tom McNeill210.5150
Dave Whitsell1-1-1.0-10
Karl Sweetan4-5-1.320
Team Totals40915273.7487
Opponents Totals43921054.813
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Billy Kilmer31516753.013120606.512.351154.8175.426170189066.9
Karl Sweetan782734.6423184.111.84211.3911.552928912.6
Ronnie South381436.8211293.49.21912.637.921411522.8
Tom Barrington6233.34427.021.02300.000.0004259.0
Don McCall100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Dave Parks100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals43921047.820025495.812.151173.9296.633213233651.5
Opponents Totals36615341.819724836.816.2256.8164.434297218669.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Danny Abramowicz5489016.547t7
Tony Lorick2627210.5293
Don McCall2627010.425t2
Dave Parks2525810.3410
John Gilliam2428411.8390
Jim Hester1730017.6512
Monty Stickles1520613.7352
Randy Schultz12342.8140
Tom Barrington9333.7101
Ray Poage11111.0110
Ernie Wheelwright1-9-9.0-90
Team Totals210254912.15117
Opponents Totals153248316.225
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Whitsell6508.3320
Bo Burris312943.094t1
Gene Howard35117.0350
Fred Whittingham11616.0160
Elbert Kimbrough11515.0150
Lou Cordileone177.070
Les Kelley100.000
Team Totals1626816.894t1
Opponents Totals2929410.12
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Tom McNeill49200941.05814
Ronnie South1438727.64400
Jim Fraser1139135.55600
Tony Lorick13636.0360003636.0
Team Totals75282337.65814320242332.7
Opponents Totals69281340.88414153258037.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
John Gilliam157604.0210
Charlie Brown81607.553t1
Gene Howard85425.3120
Elijah Nevett30-9-3.000
John Douglas0100
Team Totals34141534.553t1
Opponents Totals3032010.71
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Gene Howard2353323.2360
John Gilliam1532821.9480
Charlie Brown813717.1280
Elijah Nevett29447.0310
Steve Stonebreaker12222.0220
Les Kelley12020.0200
John Douglas11010.0100
Jerry Jones155.050
Dave Whitsell100.000
Team Totals53114921.7480
Opponents Totals57113419.90
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jim Boeke0010100
Johnny Brewer0001100
Bo Burris0002200
Bill Cody0003300
Lou Cordileone100000
Gene Howard211200
Les Kelley0002200
Billy Kilmer510100
Elbert Kimbrough0001130
Jake Kupp0010100
Earl Leggett0003300
Tony Lorick310100
Don McCall400000
Elijah Nevett100000
Ray Poage0001100
Dave Rowe0002200
Randy Schultz100000
Brian Schweda00033180
Steve Stonebreaker0002200
Jerry Sturm0001100
Karl Sweetan100000
Mike Tilleman0002200
Joe Wendryhoski0010100
Ernie Wheelwright110100
Dave Whitsell0002260
Del Williams0010100
Team Totals191182634270
Opponents Totals3316711181
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