1972 Los Angeles Rams Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 6-7-1
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Tommy Protho (6-7-1)
Location: Los Angeles, California
1972 Los Angeles Rams Roster
1972 Los Angeles Rams Results

The Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League ended the 1972 season with a record of 6 wins and 7 losses and 1 ties, finishing third in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference.

The Rams scored 291 points, and the defensive squad yielded 286. Willie Ellison ran for a team-leading 764 yards for Los Angeles, while Jim Bertelsen also contributed to the rushing attack.

Roman Gabriel threw for 2,027 yards. Jack Snow topped all receivers, snagging 30 balls for 590 yards. Bob Klein, Lance Rentzel and Jim Bertelsen each provided receiving help, too.

Jim Nettles 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 Gabriel32316551.120276.3123.7154.6571210263.8
Pete Beathard481939.62555.312.1714.63343424.6
Totals37118449.622826.2133.5225.957 16136


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Willie Ellison1707644.537 5
Jim Bertelsen1235814.742 5
Bob Thomas774335.649 3
Larry Smith602764.668 2
Les Josephson18754.213 0
Lance Rentzel77110.118 1
Roman Gabriel14161.111 1
Joe Sweet111.00
Pete Beathard1-1-1.0-1 0
Bob Klein1-7-7.0-7 0
Totals47222094.768 17


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jack Snow3059019.757 4
Jim Bertelsen2933111.422 1
Bob Klein2933011.426 1
Lance Rentzel2736513.540 1
Willie Ellison231416.139 1
Larry Smith1518612.447 1
Les Josephson1417012.134 1
Bob Thomas11958.619 0
Dick Gordon3299.717 1
Joe Sweet22613.017 1
John Love11919.019 1
Totals184228212.457 13


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
David Ray3131100.0412458.5103


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Dave Chapple53234444.270

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jim Bertelsen1623214.560 0
Dave Elmendorf35618.741 0
John Love10393.910 0
Dick Gordon4205.012 0
Totals3334710.560 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Willie Ellison1434524.632 0
Bob Thomas821226.543 0
John Love816720.927 0
Dick Gordon414135.253 0
Roger Williams614123.529 0
Jim Bertelsen48822.025 0
Al Clark35919.728 0
Gene Howard25125.528 0
John Pergine34615.319 0
Pat Curran4379.219 0
Totals56128723.053 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jim Nettles616828.043 0
Dave Elmendorf3299.715 0
Gene Howard3268.724 1
Marlin McKeever284.00
Al Clark11818.018 0
Jim Purnell122.00
Totals1625115.743 1

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 Ray24310103
Willie Ellison51000036
Jim Bertelsen510000036
Jack Snow400024
Larry Smith2100018
Bob Thomas30000018
Lance Rentzel1100012
Joe Sweet0100018
Dick Gordon1000006
John Love1000006
Les Josephson010006
Roman Gabriel10006
Bob Klein010006
Gene Howard010006


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