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1971 St. Louis Cardinals (NFL) 4th place National Football Conference Eastern Division 4-9-1 .308
Head Coach: Bob Hollway
Offensive BacksLeeman Bennett
ReceiversLew Carpenter
Defensive BacksChuck Drulis
Defensive LineBob Leach
Offensive LineJoe Spencer
Special TeamsTony Versaci
Defense/LinebackersDick Voris
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/14/1971HHouston Oilers16-14WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium40993
Sat8/21/1971AWashington Redskins13-20LWashington, DCRFK Stadium40228
Sat8/28/1971ACincinnati Bengals21-22LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55493
Sat9/4/1971AKansas City Chiefs17-17TKansas City, MOMunicipal Stadium36743
Fri9/10/1971HCleveland Browns27-13WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium46171
Sun9/19/1971HWashington Redskins17-24LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium46805
Mon9/27/1971HNew York Jets17-10WSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50358
Sun10/3/1971HNew York Giants20-21LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium49571
Sun10/10/1971AAtlanta Falcons26-9WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun10/17/1971AWashington Redskins0-20LWashington, DCRFK Stadium53041
Sun10/24/1971HSan Francisco 49ers14-26LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50419
Sun10/31/1971ABuffalo Bills28-23WBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium40040
Sun11/7/1971HDallas Cowboys13-16LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50486
Mon11/15/1971ASan Diego Chargers17-20LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium46486
Sun11/21/1971HPhiladelphia Eagles20-37LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium48658
Sun11/28/1971ANew York Giants24-7WNew York, NYYankee Stadium62878
Sun12/5/1971HGreen Bay Packers16-16TSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium50443
Sun12/12/1971APhiladelphia Eagles7-19LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium65358
Sat12/18/1971ADallas Cowboys12-31LIrving, TXTexas Stadium66672
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
37Jeff AllenCB-RB5'1119023Central (Iowa); Iowa State1
25Jim BakkenK6'019931Wisconsin140
54Tom BanksC6'124023Auburn9
10Pete BeathardQB6'220529Southern California9
68Paul DicksonDT6'525234Baylor5
72Dan DierdorfROG-LOG6'328022Michigan12
39Cid EdwardsRB6'223028Tennessee State12
76Vern EmersonOT6'526026Minnesota-Duluth4
20Miller FarrLCB6'119028Wichita State14
44John GilliamWR6'119026South Carolina State14
55Irv GoodeLOG-C6'525531Kentucky14
85Mel GrayWR5'917223Fort Scott CC; Missouri14
49Dale HackbartLS-RS6'321033Wisconsin14
60Jimmy HargroveMLB6'323326Howard Payne14
17Jim HartQB6'220227Southern Illinois119
74Fred HeronLDT6'425527San Jose State9
45George HoeyCB5'1017425Michigan6
65Chuck HutchisonOG6'324223Ohio State13
88Freddie HyattWR6'320525Auburn14
70Rolf KruegerLDE-LDT6'425025Texas A&M14
36MacArthur LaneRB6'022029Merritt JC; Utah State13
26Chuck LatouretteP-S6'019026Rice13
46Tom LongoS6'120029Notre Dame2
83Jim McFarlandTE6'522524Nebraska14
56Mike McGillRLB6'223525Notre Dame11
73Ernie McMillanROT6'625833Illinois14
58Terry MillerLB6'222525Illinois9
50Wayne MulliganC6'224624Clemson7
52Rick OgleRLB6'323022Colorado6
57Don ParishLB6'122023Stanford1
28Ted ProvostS6'219023Ohio State2
71Bob ReynoldsLOT6'626432Bowling Green State14
53Jamie RiversMLB6'223826Bowling Green State12
23Johnny RolandRB6'221328Missouri13
34Rocky RosemaLB6'223025Michigan2
75Bob RoweRDT6'425826Western Michigan1414
82Joe SchmiesingRDE6'424826Minnesota; North Dakota State Science JC; New Mexico State9
27Roy ShiversRB6'020029Oakland JC; Utah State11
81Jackie SmithTE6'422531Northwestern State (Louisiana)9
67Larry StallingsLLB6'223030Georgia Tech14
35Larry StegentRB6'120024Texas A&M7
21Jerry StovallLS6'220130Louisiana State6
43Norm ThompsonRCB6'117926Laney JC; Utah14
79Chuck WalkerRDE6'224930Duke11
22Roger WehrliRCB-RS6'119524Missouri13
30Paul WhiteRB6'020023Texas-El Paso6
63Clyde WilliamsROG6'225231Southern University14
80Dave WilliamsWR6'220526Washington13
33Larry WillinghamRS-LS6'019823Auburn9
8Larry WilsonRS-LS6'019033Utah14
78Ron YankowskiLDE6'526025Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Kansas State12
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Norm Thompson117DBUtah
Dan Dierdorf243TMichigan
Jim Livesay361WRRichmondfrom DEN
Larry Willingham495DBAuburn
Rocky Wallace5121LBMissouri
Mel Gray6147WRMissouri
Jim Cooch7173DBColorado
Ron Yankowski8199DEKansas State
Mike Savoy9225WRBlack Hills State
Ronnie Miller10251TMcNeese State
Rick Ogle11277LBColorado
Tim Von Dulm12303QBPortland State
Jeff Allen13329DBIowa State
Doug Klausen14355TArizona
Ted Heiskell15381RBHouston
Larry Brame16407LBWestern Kentucky
Preston Watkins17433WRBluefield State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals54893751
Opponents Totals61734996
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals212861091766643
Opponents Totals2441091201579831
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Jim Bakken02424100.0213265.6087
Cid Edwards40000024
Mel Gray40000024
Jackie Smith40000024
John Gilliam30000018
MacArthur Lane30000018
Jim McFarland20000012
George Hoey1000006
Roy Shivers1000006
Larry Stallings1000006
Dave Williams1000006
Team Totals242424100.0213265.60231
Opponents Totals29282996.6253964.11279
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jim Bakken213265.65/58/135/63/70/1
Team Totals213265.65/58/135/63/70/1
Opponents Totals253964.17/712/151/44/91/4
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
MacArthur Lane1505923.940t3
Cid Edwards1083162.9144
Johnny Roland782783.6160
Roy Shivers552023.7101
Mel Gray25628.0380
Pete Beathard4297.3150
Chuck Latourette3196.3200
John Gilliam2168.0120
Jackie Smith11010.0100
Jim Hart1390.730
Paul White133.030
Team Totals41715303.740t8
Opponents Totals48619854.153t10
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Jim Hart24311045.311916266.714.857t83.3145.813139148754.7
Pete Beathard1416042.66910307.317.280t64.3128.564698446.7
Roy Shivers100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals38517044.218926566.915.680t143.6266.819185247151.6
Opponents Totals37521256.514625466.812.069t123.2174.520166238069.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
John Gilliam4283719.9543
MacArthur Lane2929810.3340
Jackie Smith2137918.061t4
Mel Gray1853429.780t4
Johnny Roland151087.2150
Dave Williams1218215.2371
Cid Edwards1212210.2380
Roy Shivers10767.6190
Jim McFarland55410.8212
Freddie Hyatt45814.5300
Larry Stegent11212.0120
Bob Reynolds1-4-4.0-40
Team Totals170265615.680t14
Opponents Totals212254612.069t12
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Wilson44611.5230
Norm Thompson44511.3250
Jerry Stovall22010.0200
Miller Farr2136.5130
Roger Wehrli2115.560
Larry Stallings12626.026t1
Mike McGill11919.0190
Dale Hackbart11111.0110
Team Totals1719111.226t1
Opponents Totals2635813.8440
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Chuck Latourette56215738.5551
Jim Bakken520741.4440
Team Totals61236438.8551160
Opponents Totals58234340.4580234
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Larry Willingham109848.4190
Roger Wehrli93849.3340
Norm Thompson51275.4110
Johnny Roland33103.380
John Gilliam102121.0210
Larry Stallings1088.080
Paul Dickson1000.000
Team Totals30162347.8340
Opponents Totals24211606.761t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Mel Gray3074024.7650
George Hoey925127.9103t1
Norm Thompson718226.0450
Larry Willingham612520.8560
Cid Edwards24120.5210
Johnny Roland22412.0170
Dan Dierdorf100.000
Larry Stegent100.000
Team Totals58136323.5103t1
Opponents Totals54131824.493t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Tom Banks0020200
Pete Beathard200000
Cid Edwards810100
Miller Farr0003350
John Gilliam220200
Irv Goode1101-170
Mel Gray110100
Dale Hackbart0001100
Jim Hart210100
Fred Heron0001140
Chuck Hutchison0001100
MacArthur Lane200000
Chuck Latourette1000-90
Terry Miller0001100
Rick Ogle0002200
Jamie Rivers0003300
Johnny Roland400000
Bob Rowe0001100
Roy Shivers310100
Larry Stegent100000
Norm Thompson410100
Chuck Walker0001100
Roger Wehrli211200
Larry Willingham211200
Team Totals3523121628-170
Opponents Totals28161120314
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