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1972 Los Angeles Rams (NFL) 3rd place National Football Conference Western Division 6-7-1 .464
Head Coach: Tommy Prothro
General AssistantRich Brooks
LinebackersTom Catlin
Offensive BacksEarnel Durden
Defensive LineSid Hall
Offensive LineBobb McKittrick
Offensive LineLeon McLaughlin
QuarterbacksDick Vermeil
Defensive BacksLarrye Weaver
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/4/1972HCleveland Browns13-3WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum64803
Sun9/17/1972HNew Orleans Saints34-14WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum66303
Sat8/12/1972HDallas Cowboys13-27LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum66051
Sun9/24/1972AChicago Bears13-13TChicago, ILSoldier Field55701
Sun10/1/1972AAtlanta Falcons3-31LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57122
Sat8/19/1972HOakland Raiders9-34LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum60762
Sun8/27/1972AKansas City Chiefs13-19LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium77064
Sun10/8/1972HSan Francisco 49ers31-7WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum77382
Sat9/2/1972ASan Diego Chargers13-14LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium54443
Sun10/15/1972APhiladelphia Eagles34-3WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium65720
Fri9/8/1972HSan Francisco 49ers14-17LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum60807
Sun10/22/1972HCincinnati Bengals15-12WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum73385
Sun10/29/1972AOakland Raiders17-45LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum54660
Sun11/5/1972HAtlanta Falcons20-7WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum75018
Sun11/12/1972HDenver Broncos10-16LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum65398
Sun11/19/1972HMinnesota Vikings41-45LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum77982
Sun11/26/1972ANew Orleans Saints16-19LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium64325
Mon12/4/1972ASan Francisco 49ers26-16WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park61214
Sun12/10/1972ASt. Louis Cardinals14-24LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium36873
Sun12/17/1972HDetroit Lions17-34LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum71761
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
79Coy BaconRDE6'426929Jackson State1414
12Pete BeathardQB6'220530Southern California14
45Jim BertelsenRB5'1120522Texas148
90Larry BrooksRDT6'325522Virginia State87
10Dave ChappleP6'018425California-Santa Barbara140
44Al ClarkLCB6'018024Grambling State; Northern Arizona; Eastern Michigan146
73Charlie CowanLOT6'426434New Mexico Highlands1313
88Pat CurranTE6'323827Iowa State; Lakeland100
89Fred DryerLDE6'623826El Camino JC; San Diego State143
33Willie EllisonRB6'120427Texas Southern1312
42Dave ElmendorfLS6'119623Texas A&M1414
18Roman GabrielQB6'422532North Carolina State1413
36Ken GeddesLLB6'223025Nebraska2
5Dick GordonWR5'1119028Michigan State4
56Dean HalversonLB6'222126Washington14
21Gene HowardRCB6'019026Langston1313
50Ken ImanC6'123633Southeast Missouri State1414
34Les JosephsonRB6'020930Augustana (South Dakota)8
80Bob KleinTE6'523525Southern California1413
68Mike LaHoodLOG-ROG6'324928Wyoming14
49John LoveWR5'1118528Cisco JC; North Texas5
65Tom MackLOG6'324929Michigan1412
30Lawrence McCutcheonRB6'120522Colorado State3
86Marlin McKeeverMLB6'123332Southern California1414
67Bill NelsonDT6'727024Oregon State7
19Jim NettlesRS5'1017730Wisconsin1414
74Merlin OlsenLDT6'527032Utah State1414
72Phil OlsenRDT6'526024Utah State14
52John PergineLB6'122526Notre Dame12
53Jim PurnellLLB6'222931Wisconsin1312
27David RayK-WR6'019528Alabama14
13Lance RentzelWR6'220329Oklahoma1414
64Jack ReynoldsLB6'123225Tennessee140
58Isiah RobertsonRLB6'322523Southern University1414
87Rich SaulTE6'324124Michigan State140
76Harry SchuhROT6'226030Memphis1414
71Joe ScibelliROG6'125633Notre Dame; American International1313
38Larry SmithRB6'322025Florida12
84Jack SnowWR6'219529Notre Dame1414
82Joe SweetWR6'219624Tennessee State11
35Bob ThomasRB5'1020124Mesa CC; Arizona State14
24Clancy WilliamsLCB6'219730Washington State96
75John WilliamsLOT6'325727Minnesota14
46Roger WilliamsS5'1018026Grambling State14
85Jack YoungbloodLDE6'424222Florida147
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Jim Bertelsen230RBTexasfrom DEN/SD
Lawrence McCutcheon370RBColorado State
John Saunders487DBToledofrom CHIB
Eddie Phillips495DBTexas
Bobby Childs5120GKansasfrom DET
Bob Christiansen5125TEUCLAfrom WAS
Eddie Herbert6151DTTexas Southernfrom WAS
Tom Graham8199WRBaldwin-Wallace
Harry Howard9225DBOhio State
Jim Massey10251DBLinfield
Al Schmidt11280RBPittsburg Statefrom OAK
Dave Hoot12303DBTexas A&M
Jamie Nunez13329KWeber State
Larry Brooks14355TVirginia State
Kenny Page15381LBKansas
Jim Kirby16407WRLong Beach State
Luther Palmer17433TEVirginia Union
John McKean17436COregonfrom OAK
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals53979447
Opponents Totals53905786
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals238113108176919535.478648
Opponents Totals235101110246619034.760553
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
David Ray03131100.0244158.50103
Jim Bertelsen60000036
Willie Ellison60000036
Jack Snow40000024
Larry Smith30000018
Bob Thomas30000018
Lance Rentzel20000012
Joe Sweet1000018
Roman Gabriel1000006
Dick Gordon1000006
Gene Howard1000006
Les Josephson1000006
Bob Klein1000006
John Love1000006
Team Totals313131100.0244158.51291
Opponents Totals34323494.1163053.31286
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
David Ray244158.56/75/79/114/130/3
Team Totals244158.56/75/79/114/130/3
Opponents Totals163053.32/1/7/5/1/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Ellison1707644.5375
Jim Bertelsen1235814.7425
Bob Thomas774335.6493
Larry Smith602764.6682
Les Josephson18754.2130
Lance Rentzel77110.1181
Roman Gabriel14161.1111
Joe Sweet111.010
Pete Beathard1-1-1.0-10
Bob Klein1-7-7.0-70
Team Totals47222094.76817
Opponents Totals43817624.0569
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Roman Gabriel32316551.114320276.312.357t123.7154.612102192563.8
Pete Beathard481939.6222555.313.43312.1714.643422124.6
Team Totals37118449.616522826.212.457t133.5225.916136214656.0
Opponents Totals36318149.916624726.813.798205.5164.442327214572.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jack Snow3059019.757t4
Jim Bertelsen2933111.4221
Bob Klein2933011.426t1
Lance Rentzel2736513.5401
Willie Ellison231416.139t1
Larry Smith1518612.4471
Les Josephson1417012.1341
Bob Thomas11958.6190
Dick Gordon3299.7171
Joe Sweet22613.017t1
John Love11919.019t1
Team Totals184228212.457t13
Opponents Totals181247213.79820
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Nettles616828.0430
Dave Elmendorf3299.7150
Gene Howard3268.724t1
Marlin McKeever284.080
Al Clark11818.0180
Jim Purnell122.020
Team Totals1625115.7431
Opponents Totals2243920.0883
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Dave Chapple53234444.2700354223042.1
Team Totals53234444.2700354223042.1
Opponents Totals71292641.2710347
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Bertelsen16323214.5600
John Love104393.9100
Dick Gordon40205.0120
Dave Elmendorf395618.7410
Team Totals331634710.5600
Opponents Totals2210542.5190
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Ellison1434524.6320
Bob Thomas821226.5430
John Love816720.9270
Roger Williams614123.5290
Dick Gordon414135.3530
Jim Bertelsen48822.0250
Pat Curran4379.3190
Al Clark35919.7280
John Pergine34615.3190
Gene Howard25125.5280
Team Totals56128723.0530
Opponents Totals5499918.5570
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Coy Bacon0001100
Pete Beathard110100
Jim Bertelsen411200
Al Clark110100
Fred Dryer0002200
Willie Ellison3000-40
Dave Elmendorf0002200
Roman Gabriel6303-180
Dick Gordon110100
Les Josephson110100
Bob Klein110100
Mike LaHood0001100
John Love220200
Jim Nettles0001140
Jim Purnell0001100
Lance Rentzel1000-180
Isiah Robertson0001100
Rich Saul0010100
Harry Schuh0020200
Larry Smith100000
Bob Thomas110100
Roger Williams100000
Jack Youngblood0001130
Team Totals249151126-330
Opponents Totals2511139222
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