1971 Los Angeles Rams Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-5-1
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Tommy Protho (8-5-1)
Location: Los Angeles, California
1971 Los Angeles Rams Roster
1971 Los Angeles Rams Results

The Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League ended the 1971 season with a record of 8 wins and 5 losses and 1 ties, finishing second in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference.

The Rams piled up points with 313 points, and the defense allowed 260. Willie Ellison ran for a team-leading 1,000 yards for Los Angeles.

Roman Gabriel threw for 2,238 yards. Lance Rentzel topped pass catchers, snagging 38 balls, while Jack Snow added 666 receiving yards. Larry Smith and Willie Ellison contributed to the receiving game, too.

Gene Howard picked off 6 opponent throws.

Tommy Protho coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Roman Gabriel35218051.122386.4174.8102.8682520075.4
Jerry Rhome18527.8663.715.615.64311037.7
Totals37018550.023046.2184.9113.068 26210


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Willie Ellison21110004.780 4
Les Josephson994494.557 3
Larry Smith914044.464 5
Lance Rentzel141138.150 1
Travis Williams181035.736 0
Roman Gabriel18482.710 2
Bob Klein3217.013 0
Lee White2115.50
Jerry Rhome300.00
Jack Snow1-10-10.0-10 0
Totals46021394.680 15


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lance Rentzel3853414.141 5
Jack Snow3766618.068 5
Willie Ellison322387.449 0
Larry Smith3132410.534 0
Les Josephson262308.829 2
Bob Klein1416011.433 4
Matt Maslowski38227.336 1
Travis Williams36822.743 0
Pat Curran122.01
Totals185230412.568 18


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
David Ray3737100.0291862.191


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Pat Studstill70289641.460

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Alvin Haymond241235.128 0
Lance Rentzel9404.424 0
Kermit Alexander155.00
Travis Williams144.00
Totals351724.928 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Travis Williams2574329.7105 1
Alvin Haymond920723.034 0
Gene Howard716423.434 0
Roger Williams410025.057 0
Jack Youngblood23618.022 0
Pat Curran33511.726 0
Mike LaHood12525.025 0
Bob Thomas11212.012 0
Rich Saul100.00
Les Josephson100.00
Totals54132224.5105 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Gene Howard69916.535 0
Jim Nettles59719.444 1
Marlin McKeever4389.515 0
Isiah Robertson4328.020 0
Kermit Alexander312240.782 1
Dave Elmendorf23216.032 0
Jim Purnell23216.017 0
Coy Bacon100.00
Totals2745216.782 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
David Ray1837091
Lance Rentzel15000036
Jack Snow0500030
Les Josephson32000030
Larry Smith5000030
Willie Ellison4000024
Bob Klein0400024
Roman Gabriel200012
Gene Howard0010006
Travis Williams00010006
Matt Maslowski10006
Pat Curran100006
Kermit Alexander010006
Jim Nettles10006