1968 New Orleans Saints Statistics

In 1968 the New Orleans Saints actually improved by winning 1½ more games than they won the previous season and quarterback Billy Kilmer emerged as the undisputed starter

1968 New Orleans Saints Individual Offensive Player Statistics

Passing Statistics

Attempts Completions % Yards Yds./Att Longest Tds Int Rating Sacks/Yards Loss
Billy Kilmer 315 167 53% 2060 6.5 51 15 17 66.9 26/-170
Karl Sweetan 78 27 34.6% 318 4.1 42 1 9 12.6 5/-129
Ronnie South 38 14 36.8 129 3.4 19 1 3 22.8 2/-14
Tom Barrington 6 2 33.3 42 7.0 23 0 0 59.0 0/0
Don McCall 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 39.6 0/0
Dave Parks 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 39.6 0/0
Totals 439 210 47.8 2549 5.8 51 17 29 51.5 33/-213

Rushing Statistics

Attempts Yards Average Longest TDs
Don McCall 155 637 4.1 48 4
Tony Lorick 104 344 3.3 36 0
Randy Schultz 43 152 3.5 15 0
Tom Barrington 45 111 2.5 22 0
Ernie Wheelwright 21 99 4.7 15 1
Billy Kilmer 21 97 4.6 22 2
John Gilliam 2 36 18 29 0
Danny Abramowicz 2 27 13.5 18 0
Ray Poage 1 22 22.0 22 0
Ronnie South 4 5 1.25 2 0
Tony Baker 4 2 .5 3 0
Tom McNeil 2 1 .5 15 0
Dave Whitsell 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0
Karl Sweetan 4 -5 -1.2 2 0
Totals 409 1527 3.7 48 7

Receiving Statistics

Catches Yards Average Longest TDs
Danny Abramowicz 54 890 16.4 47 7
Tony Lorick 26 272 10.4 29 3
Don McCall 26 270 10.3 25 2
Dave Parks 25 258 10.3 41 0
John Gilliam 24 284 11.8 39 0
Jim Hester 17 300 17.6 51 2
Monty Stickles 15 206 13.7 35 2
Randy Schultz 12 34 2.8 14 0
Tom Barrington 9 33 8.2 10 1
Ray Poage 1 11 11.0 11 0
Ernie Wheelwright 1 -9 -9.0 -9 0

Punting Stats

Number Average Longest
Tom McNeill 49 41.0 58
Ronnie South 14 27.6 44
Jim Fraser 11 35.5 56
Tony Lorick 1 36.0 36
Totals 75 37.6 58

Kicking Stats

XP XPA % FG Attempts % Longest Points
Charlie Durkee 27 27 100% 19 37 51% 42 84

1968 Total Offense Statistics

Points AVG PPG Yards AVG YPG Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFL Rank
Totals 246 17.5 3863 275.9 881 4.4 224 40 12†
†Offensive Rankings based on Total Yards gained.

Individual Defensive Statistics

Interceptions

NO Yards Average Longest TDs
Dave Whitsell 6 44 7.3 32 0
Gene Howard 3 51 17.0 35 0
Bo Burris 3 129 43.0 94 1
Les Kelly 1 0 0.0 0 0
Lou Cordileone 1 7 7.0 7 0
Elbert Kimbrough 1 15 15.0 15 0
Totals 16 262 16.4 94 1

1968 New Orleans Saints Total Defense

Points Yards Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFL Rank
Totals 327 4291 839 5.1 228 42 9†
†Defensive Rankings based on Total Yards gained.

Defensive Notes for the Saints 1968 NFL Season

  • The Saints Defense of 1968 was credited with 34 Sacks. (Sacks were not kept as an individual statistic until 1982)

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