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1974 Memphis Southmen Statistics

World Football League (WFL)
Team Record: 17-3
Finishing 1st in the WFL's Central Division
Lost Semifinal
Coach: John McVay (17-3-)
Location: Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 215,051, Avg. 21,505 in 10 home dates
1974 Memphis Southmen Roster
1974 Memphis Southmen Results

The Memphis Southmen of the World Football League ended the 1974 season with a record of 17 wins and 3 losses, finishing first in the WFL's Central Division.

On offense, the Southmen topped the circuit with 629 points. On the other side of the ball, the defensive squad yielded 365 points. J.J. Jennings ran for a team-best 1,524 yards.

John Huarte threw for 2,416 yards. Ed Marshall snagged 60 passes for 1,159 yards. J.J. Jennings provided receiving help, too.

Dave Thomas picked off 10 opponent throws.

John McVay coached the team. The 1974 Memphis Southmen lost in the Semifinal.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
John Huarte29615452.024168.2237.8165.4573029782.8
Danny White1557951.011907.7127.795.85667878.2
Jim Ettinger14750.01339.517.117.14521677.4
John Harvey3266.76120.3133.300.04800149.3
Totals46824251.738008.1377.9265.657 38391


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
J.J. Jennings32215244.721 11
John Harvey1929454.949 6
Willie Spencer1787884.430 15
Paul Miles923253.519 3
Danny White241034.315 0
John Huarte21813.916 0
Jim Ettinger33411.325 1
Ed Marshall33311.040 0
Bracy Bonham284.01
Tony Schmid166.00
Tim Beamer155.00
Totals83938524.649 37


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ed Marshall60115919.356 19
J.J. Jennings464319.436 2
Roger Wallace3767418.251 5
Gary Shirk3467119.757 7
John Harvey2127513.141 1
Paul Miles151238.225 0
Willie Spencer1113912.634 0
Jack Ettinger716423.444 1
Tim Beamer45213.018 0
Dick Bumpas33612.018 0
Gary Powell26532.534 2
Bob Houmard199.00
Billy Taylor122.00
Totals242380015.757 37


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Bob Etter0001236


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Danny White80327140.964
Bobby Majors622337.247

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Thomas432245.270 0
Roger Wallace261445.521 0
Tim Beamer24221.032 0
Bill Stevenson13131.031 0
Emery Hicks11616.016 0
Willie Lee Jones11515.015 0
John Hughes144.00
Bobby Majors2-5-2.5-1 0
Totals774716.170 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tim Beamer2057328.682 1
Dave Thomas1739723.437 0
John Harvey1024724.733 0
Willie Spencer48521.221 0
J.J. Jennings48020.025 0
Roger Wallace47619.031 0
Paul Miles25829.036 0
Bobby Majors55110.220 0
Dave Boyd23316.520 0
Mike Townsend11717.017 0
Gary Shirk100.00
Totals71162222.882 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Thomas1016116.1 1
Seth Miller915917.7 0
Dick Thornton515631.2 1
Sonny Hicks4143.5 0
Bob Lally3186.00
Jake Burkhardt3103.3 0
Bobby Majors15555.055 1
Bill Stevenson12323.023 0
Tom Beckman11818.018 0
Merl Code100.00
Totals3861416.255 3

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Ed Marshall019000011000144
Willie Spencer15000004000109
J.J. Jennings1120000300094
Gary Shirk070000800057
John Harvey610000400053
Bob Etter0000012000036
Roger Wallace050000500040
Paul Miles300000100022
Gary Powell020000000014
Tim Beamer0001010000014
Jim Ettinger10000000007
Bobby Majors00001000007
Dick Thornton00001000007
Dave Thomas00001000007
Bracy Bonham10000000007
Jack Ettinger01000000007
Tom Beckman00000000012
Dick Bumpas00000010001
Brent Longwell00000010001